Fear tactics in health reform

September 17, 2009

Paul Jay speaks to Bishop Gene Robinson at the Tides Foundation's Momentum conference in San Francisco. They talk about the demonization of the two sides of the health reform debate. Robinson says that the "loving your enemy has nothing whatsoever to do with liking your enemy. For me, as a Christian, I am never given the license of treating my enemy as anything less than a child of God. I don't resort to the kinds of tactics that I would describe as immoral to fight an immoral attack on me. I think each side demonizes the other. I think the antidote to that is to believe, as I do, that that opposition comes out of fear, it actually doesn't come out of hatred. I think that what we've failed to do is to ask the question of "what are they afraid of?" and try to speak to that, not to the presenting issue." Full presentation at the Momentum conference found at http://fora.tv/2009/09/07/POWER_Bishop_Gene_Robinson_on_Finding_the_Strength_Within

Paul Jay speaks to Bishop Gene Robinson at the Tides Foundation's Momentum conference in San Francisco. They talk about the demonization of the two sides of the health reform debate. Robinson says that the "loving your enemy has nothing whatsoever to do with liking your enemy. For me, as a Christian, I am never given the license of treating my enemy as anything less than a child of God. I don't resort to the kinds of tactics that I would describe as immoral to fight an immoral attack on me. I think each side demonizes the other. I think the antidote to that is to believe, as I do, that that opposition comes out of fear, it actually doesn't come out of hatred. I think that what we've failed to do is to ask the question of "what are they afraid of?" and try to speak to that, not to the presenting issue." Full presentation at the Momentum conference found at http://fora.tv/2009/09/07/POWER_Bishop_Gene_Robinson_on_Finding_the_Strength_Within



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