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2006-08-28 - 4:06 p.m.

You may remember Katherine Harris from the 2000 Presidential Election. She also brought us the expression some of you may have heard, a 'Harrised election', meaning a vote that has been tampered with.

In preparation for her run for the Florida Senate this November, Harris made these comments in an interview with the Florida Baptist Witness. When asked the question: "Why should Florida Baptists care about this primary election?", here was her answer:

HARRIS: They should care about this election period. I will tell you that everywhere I go throughout the state and even the nation, people say the pollsters, the politicians and spiritually that Florida is the forerunner state. That what happens in Florida sets the trend for what happens nationally. And with this election, if Bill Nelson wins, it's going to be a very frightening proposition in 2008 in the presidential elections because whoever wins Florida will win the presidency. And he'll be in a position to largely influence. No other candidate can beat Bill Nelson except for me. No one even has a chance because of name identification and fund raising abilities and things like that. But the real issue is why should Baptists care, why should people care? If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you're not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin. They can legislate sin. They can say that abortion is alright. They can vote to sustain gay marriage. And that will take western civilization, indeed other nations because people look to our country as one nation as under God and whenever we legislate sin and we say abortion is permissible and we say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not Christians, because they don't know better, we are leading them astray and it's wrong.

I swear to Jesus and all the little pixies, if the Republicans maintain control of this country we are going to end up like Iran. I don't want that, I'm pretty sure you don't want that and I know the rest of the world doesn't want that. Except maybe Iran. And Al-Qaeda.

Who decided that it is ok for the government to legislate morality? If a doctor doesn't want to do a late term abortion, that's fine, he shouldn't be ordered to. As inconvenient as it may be for the mother to find a doctor who wil, perhaps she may learn a valuable lesson in the dangers of procrastination.

If a gay couple wants to get married, who really gives a crap? I'm fairly sure all children were conceived by heterosexual sex. In order words being gay is not hereditary, so gay marriage does not make more people gay. If you think its a moral problem, then surely matrimonial monogamy is less morally repugnant to you than the sexual excesses of bachelorhood?

And as for this: "average citizens who are not Christians, because they don't know better, we are leading them astray."

Excuse the crap out me but leading us astray? who in the name of God's holy trousers appointed you to lead me anywhere? My morality, my relationship with Deity is a matter between me and God. God may lead me somewhere, but I personally wouldn't want Katherine Harris leading me in a Waltz.

As for the rest of the world looking to America, it's only to say 'Oh crap, now what are they doing'. Believe me, the only people outside of the states who think the US is a beacon of spiritual salvation are either in a nice rubber room in the peanut jar, or sitting on a rooftop somewhere with a sniper rifle and a hard-on that just will not go away...

The only current difference between us and Iran is that we have not yet elected a spiritual leader for the country. The spiritual leader's role is to confirm to the hearts and minds of the populus that the President f*cked up decisions are actually The Right Thing To Do.

If you want someone like Pat Roberts or Jerry Falwell in that role, with a government sanction to tell you what's wrong with you and to correct it, then by all means elect the Republicans back for another session.

But if you would like a chance for things to make sense again, when obscenity referred to genocide and war, when people weren't afraid to speak out against their government, and when the individual - and the constitution - mattered, then stop sending these lunatics to Washington.

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