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January 20, 2005

Callousness Back Home

Lane Core reports that "the president of the United States laughed & joked — all smiles! — while US soldiers were dying in battle overseas." Not only that, but the Commander in Chief prayed on behalf of the "struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization" (emphasis added).

Wait until the dour media and the ACLU get wind of this!

Posted by Justin Katz at January 20, 2005 6:20 PM

Speaking of the ACLU, I just got an infuriating email from them - here are some excerpts:

Today I am asking you to help the ACLU hold the President accountable to his pledge to protect and defend the Constitution...

Tell them that you won't surrender your freedom...and tolerate more and more government intrusion into...our churches..., to interfere in ..., how and if we pray

Say what!?! Since when was the ACLU all concerned about government intrusion into our Churches? They are the biggest advocates of such intrusion. Every time they slap a lawsuit against a preacher for preaching Christian values during election season they INSTIGATE government intrusion into our Churches and how we pray. If it weren't so maddening, their statement would be hilarous. Funny how they suddenly got so "religious" on us - anything to do with the recent election you think? Fortunately, it will be seen as the balatant hypocritical pandering that it is.

Posted by: c matt at January 20, 2005 7:25 PM

Thanks. :-)

Posted by: ELC at January 20, 2005 9:00 PM

c matt, you don't seem to understand those election-time issues. It's not how or what you pray but how you politicize. If churches weren't tax exempt, this would not be an issue at all. But under our laws, tax exempt organizations are restricted on what they can and cannot say politically. It has nothing to do with what they can and cannot say religiously.

In my opinion, churches should get rid of their tax exempt status, save for their charitible divisions. Then they can say or do anything without so much as a boo from the ACLU.

Posted by: Michael at January 21, 2005 10:11 AM

I agree with you Michael. People who have a problem with churches often claim they would like to see the tax-exemption revoked. Idiots -- if they thought the political power of the religious right was too strong during the last election, just wait until that muzzle on free speech is removed!

Posted by: Marty at January 21, 2005 11:39 AM