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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Congressmen Support Islam but not Christianity

I am fascinated by politicians who seem oblivious to the blatant hypocrisy of their actions. If these situations were a rare occurrence one could just brush it off as simply not paying attention but the practice is so common that it begs examination. One recent example cuts straight to the point.

Back in September Congress voted a resolution acknowledging Ramadan and hailing Islam as "one of the great religions." That's all well and good. The passing of piles of resolutions may be a waste of time but it keeps our congressmen busy doing something that has no impact on the their usual target of opportunity, our wallets. Despite the fact that a major faction of Islam wants to kill every human that does not accept it, many in congress feel being nice will help. The problem arises when the time to do the same for Christianity at Christmas time presents itself.

Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians... Ten others voted "present" and 40 refused to vote at all.

Amazingly, all but two of the representatives who answered "present" or voted against the Christmas resolution voted in favor of a resolution recognizing Ramadan, even though much of the language was similar,

The dissenters were the usual suspects when it comes to this sort of nonsense. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Gary Ackerman and Yvette Clarke of N.Y., Alcee Hastings, Fla., Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark and Lynn Woolsey, Calif., Jim McDermott, Wash., and Robert Scott, Va. If one voted for the Ramadan resolution one can hardly claim an objection to the Christmas resolution based on the old saw of separation of church and state but that is what these folk are doing.

A spokesman for DeGette told WND her vote was because the Ramadan resolution, which she endorsed, was about "rejecting religious extremism and promoting of religious tolerance."

The spokesman, Chris Aaron, however, said DeGette is a "strong supporter of separation of church and state and her view was that Congress should not favor one religion over another.

Both resolutions condemned religious extremism and promoted religious tolerance so what's the problem? I don't have to say it but the problem is in their twisted world it is OK to be intolerant of Christians.


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