IRD and Mel
IRD accusing Mel White of "spin doctoring" is an example of the classic "pot calling the kettle black." I have not seen the Tucker Carlson interview (is it on line anywhere?), but notice that IRD seems to present nothing of substance. Their critique seems to rely totally on the reference to a "snort" and the assertion that the Easter Egg roll is merely a "sly" political stunt and not a serious attempt to integrate our families into a "family tradition."
The comments at the beginning of this thread were "spot on"--IRD is not to be ignored--they are not Fred Phelps and his rag tag band of family members from Kansas, they are part and parcel of that Washington DC network one author has titled "The Republican Noise Machine." IRD is closely tied to the neoconservative movement that brought us the war in Iraq. Their long-term goal (they've been at it for 25 years) is to prevent the mainline protestant churches (especially the Methodists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians from ever challenging our governments foreign policy ever again as they so powerfully did towards the end of the Viet Nam War and especially during the Iran-Contra era in Latin America in the 1980's. The "homosexual issue" is at the heart of their strategy to divide and weaken (if not take over) these denominations.
Neoconservatism (we need to study it) is the philosophy of the late U of Chicago professor Leo Strauss and his disciples (they are many). Neoconservatism, as taught by Strauss, holds that religion is merely a pious fraud, but is religion is essential as a tool of control of "the masses." IRD lives out this philosophy, and its connections to prominent neoconservatives is undeniable.
This is scary stuff, but I believe it also shows that Soulforce has "arrived." We are getting to the the powerful core of evil here. (Forgive me if that sounds a little exagerated--I am serious here).
Please note the other "accomplishment" that IRD was boasting about this week. IRD, with their other power-hungry religious-political allies like Dobson and Falwell) have successfully prevented the National Association of Evangelicals from taking a stand on the issue of Global Warming. Here you can see how IRD is acting to prevent religion from taking a position that would not be advantageous to neoconservative oil an energy interests--just as they seek to promote the not unrelated neoconservative foreign policy.