Wednesday, July 27, 2005

 

More Liberal Hate of Religion

Dick Durbin's attacks on Judge Roberts religious beliefs, ACLU fighting Boy Scouts of Fort A.P. Hill for jamborees and questioning of Milt Romney's Mormonism shows further the lefts hatred of religion.

Although not asked, Ted Kennedy made a special effort to point out Milt Romney's membership in the Mormon church, "downplaying" it while making it an issue. More here.

"American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois contends that the Defense Department's sponsorship violates the First Amendment because the Scouts require members to swear an oath of duty to God." From a Foxnews article reporting the death of four adult Scout leaders at the National Jamboree.

First a shor refresher: The First Amendment - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Not allowing use of Fort A.P. Hill due to religious beliefs would be prohibiting the free exercise thereof as well as preventing the right of the people peaceablly to assemble. Of course when you hate religion, especially Christianity, you will twist anything to meet your purposes.

Dick Durbin and other liberals are beginning to make an issue of the religious beliefs of John Roberts and whether or not his beliefs will effect his decisions on the Supreme Court bench. Of course, everyone's beliefs effect their judgement and decision making. The liberal want to be sure the beliefs are inline with theirs and are showing their customary intolerance and bigotry towards anyone holding strong Judeo-Christian beliefs.
From this NY Sun editorial - must read:
Senator Durbin of Illinois, fresh from slandering American GIs by comparing them to Nazis, introduced a new slander into the public debate after meeting on Friday with President Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge John Roberts. Mr. Durbin....

Mr. Durbin and his Democratic colleagues, moreover, have a track record in this regard. Two years ago, they launched a filibuster against Judge William Pryor because of Judge Pryor's "deeply held personal beliefs" regarding abortion. In other words, it was Judge Pryor's Catholicism that disqualified him. Before the confirmation of Attorney General Ashcroft, Senator Reid announced, "I think that we have a right to look at John Ashcroft's religion."

Durbin professes to be a Catholic himself. Perhaps he is of the nature of one who believes he can attain the benefits of a religion while not practicing the values and beliefs it professes. Or he puts on the wrappings of a religion because it looks good. Or maybe he's just terribly misguided. What's more important, going to church on Sunday or practicng the tenets of your religion in your everyday life? It appears that liberals think that anyone who actually practices the teachings of traditional Christianity should not be allowed to serve in a jucicial post or maybe in any public offce. Are not religious people deserving of a voice in all branches of our government?

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