Values Voter Summit Recap

Peter Montgomery, vice president of and director of communications for People For the American Way Foundation, recaps the themes and messages that emerged from the Values Voter Summit. Among the themes expressed by the right-wing speakers were:

  • we’re at war abroad and at home – against the “culture of death,” gays, judges, advocates of church-state separation, etc;
  • dissent from President Bush’s war on terror – including detention and torture policies – is treasonous;
  • evil gays are threatening the family and religious liberty;
  • the president and Congress should ignore the Supreme Court (at least until there are more right-wing justices);
  • poverty isn’t all that important;
  • the Religious Right is winning the culture war and has to win the political war – if not, we’re doomed

Read the rest, and read this blog’s coverage of the Values Voter Summit.