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April 15, 2005
Frist to Join Slanderous Broadcast
As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees.

Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other. The flier does not name participants, but under the heading "the filibuster against people of faith," it reads: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith."

The New York Times

This is the worst kind of bullshit. Senator Frist is going to join a group that's specific aim is to perpetuate the myth that conservatives have some kind of a monopoly on faith. Democrats, as everyone knows, are all godless hedonists. He knows very well, as does everyone else involved in this, that this is ridiculous.

The irony, of course, is that if their faith is in fact true, they're all going to hell. I love that part.

"As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism," Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and organizer of the telecast, wrote in a message on the group's Web site. "For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the A.C.L.U., have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms."


This is the kind of insane paranoia with which the Senate majority leader is associating himself.

Look, this shows a complete lack of understanding of what "religious freedom" means. I've never heard of a liberal judge, or anyone, trying to restrict Christians' right to practice their religion. What is consistently opposed by judges and courts on both sides of the political spectrum is the imposition of one particular religion on the population.

Erecting a monument to the ten commandments on public property is not an expression of religious freedom, it is a form of religious oppression. Is it so hard for these people to imagine being in the minority? If a religion other than their own was dominant, would they argue for the right for the majority to place monuments to their religion all over the public square? Of course not.

This kind of thing depresses me more than just about anything else these days. The political winds change, and will change again, but the country's freewheeling descent into a theocracy is frankly terrifying.

This is not because I hate religion or I have any problem with Christians being Christians. The problem is that these people are NOT Christians. If Jesus were to come back right now and see what's being done in his name, he would never stop throwing up.


Previous Comments

There you have it, once and for all! Jesus is a liberal! and conservatives are going to hell ... Re "For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the A.C.L.U., have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms."

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 (NIV) for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10 (NIV) But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

Revelation 3:3 (NIV) Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Revelation 16:15 (NIV) "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."

Clearly, Jesus was very liberal. Not all conservatives are going to hell, assuming there is a hell, which there isn't, just the ones who lie and cheat and steal and lust for power above all else. I'm sure that'll leave someone out, but nobody jumps immediately to mind.

And know ye, AI, that verily I will meet all thieves in the night with an aluminum baseball bat, and Lo! they will get a beat down. Behold that shit.

Best I can tell, whoever used the "thief in the night" analogy skipped scripture memorization class.