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Now This is Just Stupid

The Republican National Committee admits sending mass mailings to Arkansans and West Virginians to warn them that liberals will ban the Bible:

The mailings include images of the Bible labeled ‘banned’ and of a gay marriage proposal labeled ‘allowed.’ A mailing to Arkansas residents warns: ‘This will be Arkansas if you don’t vote.’ A similar mailing was sent to West Virginians.

A liberal religious group, the Interfaith Alliance, circulated a copy of the Arkansas mailing to reporters yesterday to publicize it. ‘What they are doing is despicable,” said Don Parker, a spokesman for the alliance. ‘They are playing on people’s fears and emotions.’

In an e-mail message, Christine Iverson, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, confirmed that the party had sent the mailings.

I’m no fan of ecumenical groups like the Interfaith Alliance, but Don Parker is right–this is despicable.

Do Republicans really think Christian voters are so easily led?

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