Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Republican criminal whines on House floor

Remember the religious bigotry at the Air Force Academy? Democrats are now "denigrating and demonizing Christians" because they are trying to do something about it. Anyone who has been in the military knows what it is like when superiors make you do something you don't like. One professor forced cadets to pray before tests. An order is an order, right? Wrong. No military officer should be allowed to order students to pray. Religion is a very personal and private thing, and one cannot force another to believe something. It must come from the heart. Besides, I doubt God is going to be whispering the answers to test questions into the ears of cadets.
The long war on Christianity in America continues today on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
Please, give me a break. I haven't seen anyone running around killing Christians. In fact, the only warlike actions I've heard about are when Eric Rudolph killed some abortionists and bombed the Olympics in the name of Christ. Does Congressman Hostettler honestly believe there is a war going on? And people were outraged with Senator Durbin? ("If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime-- Pol Pot or others-- that had no concern for human beings," Durbin said. Durbin made the comparison during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday after reading an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures.)

For the record:
Hostettler, a Christian and social conservative, made headlines last year when he was caught carrying a loaded handgun in a carry-on bag in the Louisville, Ky., airport. He pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and received a 60-day sentence, which he will not have to serve unless he has other criminal troubles before August 2006.
If he had been black he would go to jail for most of his life. If he had been Arab, he'd be in Gitmo now.

Outraged? email: john.hostettler@mail.house.gov

email which prompted Durbin comment here
If you hadn't known it was Gitmo, you really would think it was some prison in a dictatorship. Step outside yourself for a sec.

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