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Post Modernism in the New Millennium
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His opponent, Republican nominee Christine O'Donnell, holds wildly radical views on LGBT and other issues.
"Chris Coons will serve as a strong antidote to the poisonous extremism of Christine O'Donnell," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. In the 1990s, O'Donnell founded the SALT (Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth). According to the SALT's website in 2000, the SALT existed to "encourage young people to live a life of chastity - as opposed to abstinence - for chastity is a concept which goes beyond saving sex until marriage, and in fact is a lifestyle which Christ calls us to live out through our entire lives, be we single or married, man or woman. The website also stated the SALT sought to cure homosexuality and "sexual brokenness" through prayer - a practice debunked as harmful to individuals by the American Psychological Association. O'Donnell has also publically stated that masturbation is wrong. Additionally, O'Donnell appeared at a press conference on Capitol Hill opposing openly-gay Ambassador nominee James Hormel, saying they were concerned about his supposed "ties to the pedophile rights movement." O'Donnell doesn't stop with anti-equality stances. During the Delaware Republican primary, her campaign mocked her perception of her opponent saying, "You know, these are the kind of cheap, underhanded, un-manly tactics that we've come to expect from Obama's favorite Republican, Mike Castle. You know, I released a statement today, saying Mike this is not a bake-off, get your man-pants on." "O'Donnell's lack of civility on the campaign trail is telling," Solmonese added. "In a time when many Republicans are on the right side of history by supporting equality, O'Donnell couldn't be further from the mainstream.
Rachel Maddow dishes about Christine O'Donnell, the Republican nominee for Delaware's special election for the United States Senate, and her being heavily into the ex-gay movement that falsely claims to change gays into straights.
How? By cuddling with men, hitting pillows with tennis racquets while yelling about your parents, and, of course, with lots and lots of biblical prayer. O'Donnell was president & founder of The SALT (Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth) and talks about the "Values" movement that claims to "cure" homosexuality. She recently shook up the Republican party by winning the Delaware primary election for that party's US Senate nominee with support from the "Tea Party" movement.
- Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, right, with her sister Jennie, left. (AP Photo/Rob Carr).
As a Christian right activist, O'Donnell has decried homosexuality, condemning the sexual orientation as a "perversion. SALT not only campaigned against masturbation; it crusaded against homosexuality and other "un-Christian" sexual behaviors. O'Donnell, according to The Daily Beast, would go on speaking tours to discuss "sexual purity and curing homosexuality. O'Donnell also blasted the federal government for giving too much money to AIDS patients. And earlier in her career, she worked as a press secretary for the Concerned Women for America, which has long railed against "the homosexual agenda. Her long list of Facebook "likes" include "The word 'Fuck,'" Christine O'Donnell for US Senate, the No H8 Campaign (which opposed a 2008 California ballot proposition to ban gay marriage), the Dalai Lama, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Christine O'Donnell has been a poster girl for Christian fundamentalism and social conservatism; Jennie O'Donnell has been something of a hippie-artist. Still, Jennie has loyally been helping her anti-gay sister Christine become one of nation's top lawmakers. Christine O'Donnell's Jesus Squad Tea party/Christian right Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has long decried homosexuality; her sister Jennie supports gay rights and says she lives with a girlfriend. Christine O'Donnell's Jesus Squad
Christine O'Donnell is a nationally recognized political commentator and marketing consultant.
Christine appears weekly, often daily, on national news outlets such as the Fox News Channel, CNN, C-SPAN, FNC's O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Entertainment Tonight, ABC's Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and countless others. Even Democratic strategist James Carville was forced to admit of Christine O'Donnell "Now, this is one hip woman," on CNN's Crossfire. During her twenty-year career, Christine served as a social advocate in Washington, DC, participating in regular White House and Capitol Hill strategy meetings and leading countless delegations to the United Nations to lobby on behalf of pro-family global policies. She's successfully debated Cabinet members, Congressman and international leaders. In the early nineties Christine worked at the Republican National Committee developing the marketing strategy that then Chairman Haley Barbour (current Mississippi Governor) directly credited as having a key role in the historic '94 Republican Congressional sweep. Christine serves as a marketing and media consultant to various clients such as Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, Natalia Tsarkova, the Vatican's first female portrait painter and non-profit organizations such as the World Education and Development Fund, a charity that provides scholarships to children in poor communities throughout Latin America. Christine was awarded a 2002 Abraham Lincoln Graduate Fellowship in Constitutional Government from the Claremont Institute in Claremont, CA and majored in English and Communications at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. She resides in the Little Italy area of Wilmington, DE. Christine O'Donnell is a member of the Delaware Press Association and served on the Board of Directors for Birthright of Delaware until May 2008. In the U.S. Senate, Christine O'Donnell will fight to uphold America's founding principles and carry the Reagan revolution into the 21st Century. She will oppose any new taxes or increases, and she will work hard to curb government waste. She will make protecting our borders and defending our country from terrorist threats at home and abroad a top priority. Christine O'Donnell will work for more domestic oil drilling to relieve pain at the pump and champion smart, market-based solutions to the energy and environmental problems of our generation. She will defend traditional family values, a parents' right to home-school and school choice, and she will protect your 2nd Amendment rights. O`Donnell on the Issues In the U.S. Senate, Christine O'Donnell: â€¢ will fight to keep your money in your wallet. Christine will never vote to raise taxes and she will fight to repeal the tax on Social Security retirement income. Christine will always advocate for a strong defense, and will fight to stop the United Nations from taxing America's GNP, a global tax Biden supports. Christine will fight to make sure that all children have access to quality education. Taxes Christine pledges to oppose tax increases and new taxes, without exception. Christine O'Donnell will fight to repeal the tax on social security retirement income imposed under Bill Clinton. Christine opposes the Global Tax that will require America to pay taxes to the United Nations - something Biden adamantly supports. Christine will fight to improve oversight of how America's foreign aid is spent and managed. Most importantly, Christine has a strategy for bringing our troops home from Iraq: It's called victory. Past mistakes should not deter our need to stabilize Iraq so we can get our troops home. We can succeed in the future, but we must accompany our efforts with the honor and respect we've earned as a people. We cannot leave on the enemy's terms. We must leave on our terms. CHRISTINE SAYS IT'S TIME TO DEAL WITH Christine will advocate for monetary policy that strengthens the dollar and attacks the root cause of many of our economic concerns. Christine has long supported using Delaware's agricultural resources to supplement America's gasoline supplies. Christine will work to ensure that our children do not suffer from funding crises and swings, by exploring Federal solutions to provide continuity. Christine will advocate for academic equality for all children, regardless of economic status, neighborhood or background. Christine will fight to ensure that every child has access to the education he or she deserves. Transportation Christine will work to ensure accountability and restraint in increased tolls on Federal highways. Border security Christine O'Donnell will fight to secure our nation's seaports and borders to defend our families from terrorism and from drugs. Christine will demand that employers obey the law, just as the rest of us must obey the law, with meaningful penalties for hiring illegal aliens. Christine will fight to make English America's official language for all governmental purposes. We cannot be one people without speaking one language in common. Veterans' Affairs It's Time to implement a medical voucher system for Veterans. Treatment of and treatment for every United States veteran is a priority to Christine O'Donnell. As the next U.S. Senator from Delaware, Christine will work to improve overall medical benefits for our serving troops and veterans through advocating for a medical voucher system that allows vets to choose their own doctor closer to home. Christine O'Donnell has been an outspoken critic of this macabre practice on both the state and federal level. IT'S TIME
"He's been around forever."O'Donnell first stepped into the political spotlight in the mid-1990s as a conservative activist and cable TV commentator, focusing on issues such as abortion, homosexuality and premarital sex.
According to Catholic Outreach, for which she once served as a spokeswoman, O'Donnell was described in one magazine as blending "the King James Bible with Cosmopolitan."She took opposition to premarital sex a step further than usual in a 1996 video aired on MTV that is getting renewed attention. "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust," she explained.O'Donnell's 2006 resume showed that she worked about 18 months as a marketing coordinator for the Republican National Committee, beginning in December 1993, before spending a year as a press secretary for Concerned Women for America, a group that says it works to "bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy."O'Donnell founded and led a group called the Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth before taking a job in 2003 with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative think tank based in Wilmington. O'Donnell filed, and later dropped, a sexual discrimination lawsuit against ISI after she was fired less than a year into the job.This is O'Donnell's third Senate campaign in four years. She finished third in a three-way primary race in 2006 and got 35 percent of the vote against then-Sen. Now Republicans across the country and even many Delaware residents want to know: Who is Christine O'Donnell? "I'm an average, hardworking citizen," the 41-year-old said Wednesday. The conservative activist's win Tuesday highlights the power of the tea party movement that championed her, the vulnerability of longtime officeholders and a tricky calculus for Republicans hoping to gain congressional majorities in November. Much of the cheering after her victory over Rep. Mike Castle came from Democrats who consider O'Donnell a weaker opponent who will alienate moderate Republicans. O'Donnell accused critics within her party of "Republican cannibalism." "We have to rise above this nastiness and unify for the greater good, because there's a lot of work to be done and there are a lot of people who want to get involved if the Republican Party would," O'Donnell said in an interview with The Associated Press. O'Donnell first stepped into the political spotlight in the mid-1990s as a conservative activist and cable TV commentator, focusing on issues such as abortion, homosexuality and premarital sex. According to Catholic Outreach, for which she once served as a spokeswoman, O'Donnell was described in one magazine as blending "the King James Bible with Cosmopolitan." She took opposition to premarital sex a step further than usual in a 1996 video aired on MTV that is getting renewed attention. "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust," she explained. O'Donnell's 2006 resume showed that she worked about 18 months as a marketing coordinator for the Republican National Committee, beginning in December 1993, before spending a year as a press secretary for Concerned Women for America, a group that says it works to "bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy." O'Donnell founded and led a group called the Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth before taking a job in 2003 with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative think tank based in Wilmington. O'Donnell filed, and later dropped, a sexual discrimination lawsuit against ISI after she was fired less than a year into the job. This is O'Donnell's third Senate campaign in four years. She finished third in a three-way primary race in 2006 and got 35 percent of the vote against then-Sen. Castle and the state GOP accused O'Donnell of lying about her education and leaving a trail of unpaid bills that included unsettled campaign debts, tax liens and a default on her mortgage. O'Donnell, who is single, believes her views on social issues dovetail with her philosophy as a Senate candidate opposed to big government. "As I was in Washington, D.C., advocating for the social issues, I realized that they're all connected, that your approach to protecting the human dignity and protecting the individual definitely reflects in your fiscal policy, and that's why I'm a fiscal conservative," O'Donnell explained Wednesday. "I believe that every individual has a unique, unrepeatable preciousness, and that our fiscal policy should be one that encourages and empowers the individual creativity," added O'Donnell. "As best as I can tell, much of Ms. O'Donnell's public life has been dedicated to promoting a very narrow social agenda," Coons said. O'Donnell says her career has been "pretty much as an advocate, taking on nonprofit clients and nonprofit causes for nearly 20 years," O'Donnell said.