"Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness"
Oh, Republicans... You just had to beat us with the MS Word-produced documents, didn't you?
The Republican Party acknowledged yesterday sending mass mailings to residents of two states warning that "liberals" seek to ban the Bible. It said the mailings were part of its effort to mobilize religious voters for President Bush.
The mailings include images of the Bible labeled "banned" and of a gay marriage proposal labeled "allowed." A mailing to Arkansas residents warns: "This will be Arkansas if you don't vote." A similar mailing was sent to West Virginians.
A liberal religious group, the Interfaith Alliance, circulated a copy of the Arkansas mailing to reporters yesterday to publicize it. "What they are doing is despicable,'' said Don Parker, a spokesman for the alliance. "They are playing on people's fears and emotions."
Of course, as this was printed in the New York Times, no one who actually falls for this will read that it was a lie. Then again, I guess it wasn't really a big deal because anyone who actually believes that Kerry would ban the Bible was not going to vote for him anyway.