Religious Right Sets Phasers to 'Stun Obama'

Coalition takes a page from Enterprise's book
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 1, 2009 10:19 AM CDT
In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Eric Bana portrays Nero in a scene from "Star Trek."    (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Industrial Light & Magic)
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(Newser) – The religious right is going Star Trek, Dana Milbank writes for the Washington Post. “Individual, national, multi-ethnic and transgenerational organizations” have joined forces to create the Freedom Federation to promote “faith, moral values, and freedom” and equality, says the organization’s statement. But rather than targeting Nero the Romulan, this federation will turn “its starfleet against Obama the Democrat,” Milbank predicts.

“We have no allegiance as a federation to either party,” said one member, but various groups in the coalition aim to “stop Obama's socialism” and fight “Obamunists”; others are boycotting Pepsi for backing “homosexual activists.” Despite what members call a “host of issues,” this federation lacks money, offices, staff, and dues-paying members, Milbank writes. But “if you want to,” agrees one of its leaders, you can call him Captain Kirk.