Goon Show: Lunacy's Long March

Max Blumenthal notes this chilling example of how the violent extremist right-wing fringe has migrated to the very center of national power: You've Come a Long Way, Crazy! Check out Max's site to get the full sourcing on this disturbing story.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /Christian Wire Service/ -- National Clergy Council president, the Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), today attended the annual Red Mass that included President George Bush and newly appointed Chief Justice John Roberts, as well as other prominent officials including Supreme Court associate justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer.

"After today's service, it would be hard for anyone to argue that America doesn't have a strong Judeo-Christian heritage. You had the heads of the executive and judicial branches and representatives from the legislative branch fully participating in the prayers, hymn singing and even in a clear profession of Christian faith," said Reverend Schenck. "There was no separation of church and state today."

At the 1992 Democratic Convention, Schenck was arrested and detained by the Secret Service for rushing Bill Clinton with a dead fetus in his hands, screaming about abortion. He and his brother were the people who first invited Operation Rescue to Buffalo to picket Dr. Barnett Slepian, a local abortion provider. For years, they marched outside Slepian’s home and office with threatening signs, some of which called the doctor “pig.” In 1998, Slepian was shot dead at his home. His alleged murderer, James Kopp, was arrested in France in late March.