The Liberals are upset because Republicans are pointing out the FACT that Democrats appose any person of the Christian faith on the bench. My comments are in red throughout this article detailing the liberal temper tantrum.
Sen. Bill Frist’s participation in a “Justice Sunday” telecast has offended and/or alarmed a number of Democrats and liberal interest groups.
How dare a U.S. Senator participate in a Christian event. Liberals aren’t against Christians, they just don’t like anyone in the Congress representing their views. Only non-Christians should have representation.
Critics particularly object to the notion that Democrats, by opposing ten of President Bush’s conservative judicial nominees, are conducting an assault on “people of faith.”
On April 24, the Family Research Council hosting a live “simulcast” to churches across the country, hoping to engage conservative “values voters” in the effort to rein in “out-of-control” courts.
Frist and a number of conservative religious leaders will address court decisions that have “not only changed our nation’s course, but even led to the taking of human lives,” the FRC said in a press release announcing the event
Democrats and liberal interest groups are outraged by the “shameless manipulation of religion for political gain,” as one critic called it.
You mean like the “shameless use” of race, homosexuality, and relativism on the left?
“On behalf of people of faith who hold a wide spectrum of political and religious views, I urge Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to reconsider taking part in the ‘Justice Sunday’ telecast and repudiate all attempts to demonize those who do not agree with the Christian Right,” said the Rev. Carlton Veazey, president of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
We hold many religious views, and Christianity is the only one that must be silent! By not agreeing with the other religions and following your religion, you are demonizing us!! If you agree with the Christian right, you must be demonized. ??????
“The telecast’s stated purpose is to persuade millions of Christians that opponents of the Republican judicial strategy are against them and against their faith.”
Veazey said Democrats, by filibustering ten of Bush’s judicial nominees, are defending the established rights and freedoms important to all Americans, and he lists those established rights as civil rights, reproductive rights, workers’ and environment protections, and the right to practice one’s religion without government interference.
They’re just defending the right of people to practice their religion as long as said religion is not Christian. If the people practicing their religion are Christian, the government is then free to interfere and filibuster, filibuster, filibuster.
“In charging the Democrats with persecution of Christians, the Republicans risk fomenting religious and ethnic hatred such as this nation has never seen,” Veazey said.
Representing Christians or allowing them to exercise their right to free speech at a Sunday conference will surely lead to hatred, war, and great horrors. The sky is falling! We already have religious hatred like has never been seen in America before. It’s coming from the left and directed at Christians
He called for a “compromise in the battle over the courts,” but Democrats have expressed no intention of compromising on the ten nominees they continue to block from an up-or-down vote by the full Senate.
“Senator Frist can take the first step by rejecting the shameless manipulation of religion for political gain and bowing out of ‘Justice Sunday,’” Veazey said.
Senator Frist can take the first step, by agreeing with us, electing the judges we like, and distancing himself from the eeeeeviiiiil Christians.
Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said Sen. Frist’s should “forcefully disassociate” himself from the claim that the campaign against Bush’s judicial nominees is an assault on people of faith.
Wait a minute. Didn’t the media just rake Delay over the coals for saying “judges should be held accountable for their actions”. Didn’t the Dems and the MSM just accuse Delay of advocating violence? This Rabbi is calling for force!! Where’s the media? **crickets chirping**
He called the April 24 telecast “disingenuous, dangerous and demagogic.”
“Senator Frist must not give legitimacy to those who claim they hold a monopoly on faith. They do not,” Saperstein said.
There you have it. Anyone who believes in absolute Truth or the Bible’s teaching that Jesus is the only way to salvation must not be given any legitimacy. Those people are dangerous and will start a Jihad like you’ve never seen. They can’t be allowed any voice in the government and must be silenced. But the Dems aren’t against Christians or anything. Naahhhhh
He said conservatives have been “unable to ram through the most extreme of the President’s nominees, and now they are spinning new claims out of thin air.”
Ah, the liberals favorite phrase. Judges with Christian beliefs are EXTREMIST.
Saperstein also criticized President Bush’s silence on claims that Democrats are engaged in a “filibuster against faith.”
The Anti-Defamation League accused Frist of “playing the religious card.”
Politicians cry foul
Senate Democrats, appearing on various weekend talk shows, also urged Frist to reconsider his participation in the Justice Sunday event.
The nerve of Frist to speak to the extremist, demonizing Christians. But, they don’t really have anything against Christians or Christian judges. It’s not a war on faith, silly….it’s just a war on Christians
Frist is planning to videotape a speech that will be part of the live broadcast. His message will be “fair treatment” of President Bush’s nominees, Frist’s spokesman was quoted as saying.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” called the event “deeply un-American,” and he objected to the notion that the filibuster of judicial nominees is “people of faith versus the Democrats.”
A gathering of Christians to discuss politics and exercise their rights to free speech is un-American??? Ah, but the filibuster IS constitutional. Where was that in the constitution again?
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) said Democrats are blocking nominees with “radical” views. “It has nothing to do with the Bible,” he told Fox News Sunday.
Another favorite. We’re radicals! Radical, extremist, demonizing, Christians who believe the Bible is absolute truth must be banned from government and made illegitimate. But it has nothing to do with the Bible and they like Christians. Got it.
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