Posted by Godefroi on December 14, 2007
Over at Michelle Malkin’s, there’s an article showing that 9 Democratic members of the U.S. Congress voted against a resolution supporting Christians in this country.
Well, of course, you might say. To vote for support of Christianity would be violating the 2nd Amendment…right?
What did they object to? Here’s the text:
Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.
Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;
Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;
Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;
Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;
Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;
Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;
Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;
Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and
Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it
- Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;
(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;
(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and
(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.
Oh the Horror!! The Outrage!! How can we possibly extend respect to the 75% of the American population who consider themselves Christians? No–No–it’s just WRONG!! We can’t afford to recognize ANYONE based on his or her religion!!!
Note, however, that these same Dems voted FOR a resolution supporting Muslims and Ramadan – Ramadan, of course, being an Islamic holiday. What about that whole “Wall of Separation”™ again?
The nine Members voting NO were Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). None of the nine voted against resolutions honoring the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the Hindu holiday of Diwali. [My emphasis – GdB]
In fact, the other two resolutions passed without ANY no votes.
There are those who say that the Christian Right is massing to create a theocracy in the United States. How many of those members of Congress who voted Yes about Ramadan and Diwali are conservative Christians? And yet, we tinfoil-hat-wearing, frothing-at-the-mouth Christians are determined to undermine the Constitution, outlaw all other religions, and force everyone to bow to Jesus?
Does ANYONE out there still have a shred of rationality?
Michelle’s got video too. See it here.