As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees.
Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other. The flier does not name participants, but under the heading "the filibuster against people of faith," it reads: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith."
This SCREAMS for a very obvious counter-response: The religious left - in fact, ANY religious person who votes Democratic - has got to stand up and yell: "The Republicans don't think Episcopalians are people of faith! Or Methodists! Or Lutherans! Or Presbyterians! Or Jews!"
This people are actually going to stand there and define "people of faith" as "people who agree with all of Bush's judicial appointments"?
If these guys actually want to swing to that level of totally insane extremism, they should be hung with it. And they deserve it, because it's DISGUSTING.
I am so sick of these jerks behaving as though "people of faith" means faith in GEORGE BUSH, instead of faith in God.
This is not only non-christian - it's raw blasphemy.
And the REAL people of faith should say so.