August 10, 2007

GOP bigotry rears its ugly head

And I would also note, a bit of Biblical illiteracy. But first, the
old fashion bigotry and American exceptionalism:
"We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes — and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers,” asserts Sali.

Sali says America was built on Christian principles that were derived from scripture. He also says the only way the United States has been allowed to exist in a world that is so hostile to Christian principles is through “the protective hand of God.”

“You know, the Lord can cause the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike,” says the Idaho Republican.

According to Congressman Sali, the only way the U.S. can continue to survive is under that protective hand of God. He states when a Hindu prayer is offered, “that’s a different god” and that it “creates problems for the longevity of this country.”"
The rain falling on just and unjust passage? That comes from Matthew AND IS IN THE CHAPTER COMMANDING US TO LOVE OUR FREAKING ENEMIES:
43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[i] and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
Sigh. And if you want a little more depression, follow the link and read some of the comments from the Bible-thumping drones.


Tony said...

Wow! A liberal exercising a proper hermeneutic? I'm appalled. I didn't know you guys could do that.

(I know this is my third comment on three posts, but you struck a chord with me today, Streak.)


Streak said...

Hah. Well, you know how it goes, Tony. When we liberals aren't busy burning flags and aborting gay marriage, we can do some thinking.