Monday, November 16, 2009

The Liberal/Conservative Scripture Test

On November 12, 2009  Paul Rolly wrote a column titled, The word 'liberal' in Utah statutes? Republicans to the rescue , where he explained a movement by Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, and Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield to examine the use of the word "Liberally" in the Utah State Constitution.

On November 14, Mr. Rolly wrote another column titled, Eagle Forum may be behind urge to purge 'liberal' words from Legislature rules, where Paul said:
Now I'm wondering if the idea was channeled to the committee's conservative co-chairs, Sen. Howard Stephenson and Rep. Curt Oda, through Eagle Forum President Gayle Ruzika.

The idea of potentially purging the word "liberal" from state rules and laws seems eerily similar to Conservapedia's "Bible Project," which urges volunteers to peruse the Bible for language promoting a liberal agenda.

I'm not making this up.

I have actually posted this before but due to Mr. Rolly's two columns I thought I might share this truth with my Conservative friends on Capitol Hill.

Simply follow my directions and let's see what we discover, together:
  • Go to
  • Go to the search menu at the top of the website, hit search and then pick scriptures.
  • Type in the word "Liberal or "Liberally" and hit search.
Did you notice how many times the word "Liberal" is used as in a positive context?
  • Now, type in the word "Conservative" and hit search.
Did you notice that the word "Conservative" comes up with zero results?

Well, there it is folks, in the scriptures the word "Conservative" simply doesn't exsist.

So, what do you think of that?


Jesse Harris said...

I think it's stooping to their level of ridiculousness.

Rob said...

Just fun with search engines Jesse.

J-Man said...

Facts are facts.

Adano said...

I'm no conservative, but I'm with Jesse.

"Behold, the scriptures are before you; if ye will wrest them it shall be to your own destruction." Alma 13:20 and many similar passages.

Becky Stauffer said...


Is everyone missing the joke? Silliness must be met with silliness. This is about fear over a word: Liberal. Heavens, people!

Don said...

Jesse and Adano need a better understanding of the word, "IRONY", and they need a better sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely ridiculous. But I assume you're just having fun.

There is no concrete definition of "liberal." The term "liberal" has morphed over time. In fact, "liberals" used to be "classical liberals" which were more like libertarians/conservatives.

Becky Stauffer said...

The comments here and on Facebook only serve to reinforce my longstanding belief that conservatives don't have a sense of humor.

The sad part is that while Rob's post was tongue in cheek (that's humor for our conservative friends), Stephenson et al are quite serious. That's no laughing matter.

Let's hope they come to their senses and spend their time on the far more serious issues affecting our state.