David Weigel has been posting lots of excellent stuff from the How To Take Back America Conference, but I particularly liked his interview with Rick Scarborough:
At the How to Take Back America conference this past weekend in St. Louis, I heard Rev. Rick Scarborough, a conservative pastor and author who endorsed Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign, express outrage at a video of New Jersey schoolchildren singing a song praising President Obama. After his speech, I asked him what had disturbed him about the video.
“Whether he is spawning these things or people are spawning them, it’s a kind of human worship which I believe is dangerous,” said Scarborough. “You go back through history, every dictatorship — when we conquered Iraq, what’d we do? We tore down statues all over the place of Saddam Hussein. These dictators are all, in the absence of worshiping the true God, they almost insert themselves as if they were God. You turn to me and I’ll be all you need.”
Scarborough also suggested that Obama was using his middle name “Hussein” more often now to “reach out to Muslims worldwide.”
“I think it’s a dangerous trend,” he said.
And, on a related note, I also wanted to point out this great video of Phyllis Schlafly from Think Progress:
Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-Equal Rights Amendment activist who heads the Eagle Forum, hosted the right-wing conference How To Take Back America last weekend. Several GOP members of Congress attended the conference, and each paid their respects to Schlafly for her leadership in the conservative movement. Schlafly delivered several speeches and led a discussion advocating traditional roles for women as well as warning about the dangers of feminism and blasting single mothers:
I submit to you that the feminist movement is the most dangerous, destructive force in our society today. […] My analysis is that the gays are about 5% of the attack on marriage in this country, and the feminists are about 95%. […] I’m talking about drugs, sex, illegitimacy, drop outs, poor grades, run away, suicide, you name it, every social ill comes out of the fatherless home.