How Far the Democrats Have Fallen (And the Republicans Aren’t Far Behind)
Who said the following? “I am a Christian, I am a Protestant, I am a Baptist … [and] my own personal religious faith . . . has developed out of my own personal experience in life as well…. [T]he tradition of which I’m a part recognizes the importance of personal communication with the deity, along with the lessons that come from Scripture.”1
Al Gore is the man who sold out pre-born children to the abortion butchers and his country to a Muslim broadcasting company. Many people are shocked by how radically immoral the Democrat Party has become. Al Gore was its trailblazer. He made it safe for other Democrats to come out from behind the Christian façade.
In the 1941 film, The Devil and Daniel Webster, originally titled, All That Money Can Buy, the main character sells his soul to the Devil for seven years of unrivaled prosperity. As the time for his soul’s collection approaches, the farmer has second thoughts. He enlists the legal expertise of Daniel Webster to plead his case before a jury of long-dead scoundrels. This wonderful but haunting Faustian drama is filled with timeless personal and political lessons.
Al Gore used to be what we might call a cultural conservative. In fact, Al and his wife Tipper took on the music industry with its raunchy lyrics, its casual attitude and promotion of alcohol, drugs, and even suicide. All the talk about how video games might be a catalyst for violence, Tipper Gore dealt with that as well. For her efforts, she was excoriated.
Frank Zappa, the self-appointed “anti-censorship” advocate, called her a “cultural terrorist.” The “highly personal and insulting” questions Gore was asked cannot be repeated here. This helps to explain the cautionary warning on the front cover of her 1987 book Raising PG Kids In An X-Rated Society: “EXPLICIT MATERIAL—PARENTAL ADVISORY.”
Her book is filled with indictments of unbelievably raunchy and violence-laden lyrics, including “lyrics dedicated to satanism,” which she describes as “the ultimate form of rebellion. It rejects Judeo-Christian religion, turns good and evil upside down, and rebels against life itself.” These are strangely prophetic words, for it seems that the Gores have taken the path which has turned good and evil upside down that have turned them into “rebels against life itself.”
The political experts agree that Mrs. Gore’s book promotion will have an imprint on her husband’s race, giving it a more moralistic tone, but they are divided over whether this will help or hurt Senator Gore. Some argue that it will help by charming the right-wing of the Democratic Party, where the Senator is not particularly strong because of his youth, his moderate stands and his father’s liberal legacy as a member of Congress from Tennessee for more than three decades. But others disagree, privately singing a tune called “Tipper Don’t Preach,” a takeoff on the hit song ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ by Madonna, one of the artists Mrs. Gore has criticized. Geoffrey Garin, a Democratic pollster, said Mrs. Gore could alienate many young professionals who should be her husband’s natural constituency.
As time went on, Tipper would change her tune for obvious political and fund-raising reasons. In an October 1987 meeting between the Gores and entertainment luminaries, she claimed the 1985 Senate hearings on X-rated music lyrics, on which her husband served, were a “mistake.” Al Gore claimed he “was not in favor of the hearings.” Of course, this was a lie. The transcripts show Gore as a willing participant. He thanked the Chairman and commended him for calling the hearing. Soon Tipper was holding behind-closed-door meetings with big names in the entertainment business in order to “mend fences.”
Why the change? Needing additional money to run a campaign, Gore turned to the usual liberal suspects: the entertainment industry. He got the cold shoulder because his wife “was viewed as a dangerous advocate of censorship by many in Hollywood.” By 1992, Tipper had “backed off” from her work with the Parents Music Resource Center, “a group that successfully pressured the record industry to place labels on albums and tapes to warn purchasers of sexually explicit or violent lyrics.” But she was still viewed as a “threat.” In fact, when Bill Clinton picked Gore as his running mate, some leftist rockers were shocked. Joey Ramone of the punk band “The Ramones,” who penned Censtorsh**, planned to vote for Clinton in the 1992 election, “but when he brought Gore in, I felt betrayed and alienated. He goes for the MTV generation which is fueled by music, then he turns his back on the music populace.”
In the 2000 election, the Gores did not make the mistake of antagonizing the left-wing of the Democrat Party. Crusading against explicit music lyrics was no longer high on Tipper’s list as fund-raising with former members of the Grateful Dead was.
The transformation does not stop with catering to the liberal entertainment industry. Al Gore repudiated his once pro-life record. In fact, he went so far as to deny that he ever supported pro-life initiatives. In fact, he and Bill Bradley out-abortioned one another. Bradley, once a professing Christian who spoke for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, said that he was proud of the fact that he supported abortion on demand, even calling for taxpayers to fund the grizzly procedure.
In several letters to constituents, early in his political career, Gore made it clear that he opposed abortion. He stated in a September 15, 1983, letter, “It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong.” He went on to write, “Let me assure you that I share your belief that innocent human life must be protected and I have an open mind on how to further this goal.”
In a letter dated August 22, 1984, Gore stated, “I have strongly opposed federal funding of abortion.” He even supported the Hyde Amendment, which denied federal funds for abortions except to save the life of the mother. “As late as 1987, as a U.S. Senator, Gore wrote, ‘During my 11 years in Congress, I have consistently opposed federal funding of abortions. In my opinion, it is wrong to spend federal funds for what is arguably the taking of a human life.’” Gore went so far as to vote in 1984 to amend the federal civil rights law to re-define the term “person” to “include unborn children from the moment of conception.”
What came out during the 2000 presidential campaign? Al Gore “has always supported a woman’s right to choose” regarding abortion.
Based on his written and voting record, this is a lie. Al Gore’s transformation from a pro-life to a pro-abortion advocate began in 1987, the same year he announced his candidacy for president. In fact, immediately after his narrow win over the very pro-abortionist Bradley in the New Hampshire primary, Gore headed back to Washington for an abortion rights vote. As his spokesman was quick to point out, “Al Gore has time and again stood up for a woman’s right to choose and this is another example of it.”
What happened to this Christian, Protestant, Bible-believing Baptist couple? Did they strike a deal with the devil? They sold their souls. “For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt. 16:26).