Senator calls group's political tactics over judges 'un-Christian'
Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., lashed out at Focus on the Family on Thursday, saying the group is using "un-Christian" political tactics in the fight over White House judicial appointments.
"I do think that what has happened here is there has been a hijacking of the U.S. Senate by what I call the religious right wing of the country," Salazar said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday.
He singled out Focus on the Family by name, objecting to full-page newspaper ads that the ministry's political arm recently placed, targeting 20 senators in 15 states.
"I think what has happened is Focus on the Family has been hijacking Christianity and become an appendage of the Republican Party," Salazar said in an interview. "I think it's using Christianity and religion in a very unprincipled way."
Focus on the Family is shocked, of course, that anybody would have the nerve to call bearing false witness "Un-Christian."
Well, sorry, James Dobson and all the rest of you lunatics, but that's what lying is.
"I'm flabbergasted the senator would call our Christianity into question," said Tom Minnery, the group's vice president of public policy.
Why? You constantly call everybody ELSE'S Christianity into question.
As the Big Man said, With the measure you measure others, you yourselves will be measured.