Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40152 posts, RR: 74 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Just another reason why the Republicans are out of power.
Right-wing Republican lawmaker named Paul Broun from the Deep South that happens to be a Baptist wants to declare 2010 the 'Year Of The Bible'.
Luckily the majority of Congress is ignoring this foolish proposal and a few has spoke out and even joked about it.
FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
“That’s an endorsement of religion by the federal government, and we shouldn’t be doing that,”
I can't believe how many bible thumpers are in congress who violate this on a daily basis. Heck we've declared war on religious fanatics yet this country is run by religious fanatics too. How hypocritical
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21970 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
From time to time, representatives have to do something to try and remind their constituents that there is actually a point to having them in office, and that they're not just wasting space. This is just one of those times.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4977 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
I love this guy's rationale for explaining how this has nothing to do with Christianity-
Quote: “This doesn’t have anything to do with Christianity,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. Rather, he says, it seeks to recognize that the Bible played an integral role in the building of the United States, including providing the basis for our freedom of religion that allows Muslims, Hindus and even atheists to vocalize their own beliefs.
Gee I don't suppose the Constitution had anything to do with that, did it? I have a proposal that might be a nice change of pace for the Republicans in Congress. How about the "Year of the Constitution" where no legislator or political leader on any side of aisle introduces legislation that violates the Constitution in the name of "security" or "fighting terrorism", etc?
...though if we did that, then they would just waste all that time introducing stupid, pointless, rhetorical resolutions that don't solve any real problems. Oh wait...