Friday, January 04, 2008

...of Course Tim is a sponsor of HB 888!

Looking at Daily Kos this afternoon I noticed a posting regarding House Resolution 888 and that progressives should be concerned. I opened the post and found that House resolution 888 would designate the first week in May, "American Religious History Week, for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith".
Naturally, I wondered who would be so concerned about the fact that 80% of Americans go to church, 60% are protestant, and 40% are "born again", that there would be a need to remind us that the United States is a judeo-christian country.
Surprise! None other than our own Congressman, Tim Walberg! (BTW, Tim co-sponsored with "Mean Jean" Schmidt of Ohio, remember her "cut and run" slam of John Murtha, very Christian-like...)
While Tim can block SCHIP and vote for a watered down version, vote a blank check to the current occupant of the White House to continue this insane Iraq adventure, and be in favor of oil exploration of the Great Lakes, he still finds time to protect those things that are believed by most of the population. You really must read the whole list of "Whereas" in the resolution, as though the sponsors need to overwhelm with examples of religiosity in our history.
The interesting part, though is the Resolved section, especially number 3 "rejects, in the strongest possible terms, any effort to remove, obscure, or purposely omit such history from our Nation's public buildings and educational resources". I think he is afraid that sandblasters are headed to all public buildings to remove any mention of religion.
When it comes to spending for the poor, programs for the disadvantaged, Tim seems to forget Matthew 24:44-45 which reminds us:
44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Of course, gotta take care of the Club for Growth first...

Good Lord! Lol. Did you actually read this? I guess the good minister/congressman forgot that this country was founded by people who were escaping the lunatics who tried to shove state sponsored religion down everyone's throat. I guess the Pilgrims figured a few centuries down the road it would be ok to do the same in the new land. Thanks again Tim for reminding me why you need to be tossed out of office.

Everyone on the list should go to this site and actually read the bill. Fascinating stuff.
The House must have removed the bill from the Internet.

This sounds like another trick to declare this a Christian Nation, meaning an evangelical/fundamentalist Christian nation.
Let's not forget witch hunts and prohibition in our U.S. Religious History appreciation.
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