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Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2007,17:27   

This one passed me by:  
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Many prominent U.S. conservative groups are shifting their attention overseas this week, organizing a conference in Poland that will decry Europe's liberal social policies and portray the host nation as a valiant holdout bucking those trends.
 
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The chief organizer is a Rockford, Ill.-based conservative think tank, the Howard Center. Co-sponsors include more than 20 other U.S. groups allied in opposition to abortion, gay marriage and other policies they blame for weakening traditional families in Western Europe.

``Europe is almost lost - to demographic winter and to the secularists,'' says a planning document for the congress. ``If Europe goes, much of the world will go with it. Almost alone, Poland has maintained strong faith and strong families.''
 
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Co-sponsors of the congress include the American Family Association, Concerned Women For America, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, the Heritage Foundation and the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which promotes the ``intelligent design'' concept of the universe's origins.

From The Grauniad.

Can someone find the DI article from a while back where they were up in arms that someone called them a conservative think thank?

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2007,17:52   

Quote (Chris Hyland @ May 18 2007,17:27)
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Many prominent U.S. conservative groups are shifting their attention overseas this week, organizing a conference in Poland that will decry Europe's liberal social policies and portray the host nation as a valiant holdout bucking those trends.

Well, of course, that is exactly what Dr Dr Bill SAID they would do if they lost at Dover . . . .

Indeed, the only reason they are looking overseas is because they've been thrashed so completely HERE.  (shrug)

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George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,07:53   

I would expect the religious right's agenda on abortion (recently illegalised in Poland), homophobia and all the other sex-related stuff to sell well to conservative Catholics in Poland.  However, I doubt ID will be a winner.  It seems too rooted in American-style Protestantism to me.  The role of the Polish diaspora in this will be interesting.  Loads of Poles have moved to Ireland (a more liberal Catholic country) and Britain since unification.  In fact, if society and culture in Poland evolve the same way they did in Ireland, which was highly conservative socially up to the 70s or 80s and is now much more liberal, then any gains the religious right make over our eastern neighbours will be short-lived.

Any Poles hanging around here able to provide some insights?

  
lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,08:19   

To be a "think" tank, you have to think.
Perhaps that's why the DI doesn't want to be called one.
Mebbe they are all "tanked"?

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,10:50   

lkeithlu- the technical term is "belief tank".

  
qetzal



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,13:20   

Quote (guthrie @ May 19 2007,10:50)
lkeithlu- the technical term is "belief tank".

How about "dogma tank?"

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,13:40   

avoids obvious joke here.

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,13:41   

They'll target other fundy friendly countries, like Turkey, Pakistan, etc.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,14:04   

Quote (stevestory @ May 19 2007,13:40)
avoids obvious joke here.

hypocrite.

;)

...besides the obvious jokes are the ones that get me rolling in the AM.

subtle wit is for much later in the day.

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guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,15:19   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 19 2007,13:41)
They'll target other fundy friendly countries, like Turkey, Pakistan, etc.

HAhaha!

I can imagine it now.

"The 2015 Nobel peace prize goes to the Discovery Institute, for forging links between muslims and Christians with their shared outlook on evolution."

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,16:21   

Quote (guthrie @ May 19 2007,15:19)
Quote (Richardthughes @ May 19 2007,13:41)
They'll target other fundy friendly countries, like Turkey, Pakistan, etc.

HAhaha!

I can imagine it now.

"The 2015 Nobel peace prize goes to the Discovery Institute, for forging links between muslims and Christians with their shared outlook on evolution."

I've already shown the timeline

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2007,17:48   

Wow.  Thats impressive skills of prophecy!






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