Friday, July 15, 2005

"Justice Sunday:" The Return

Remember, "Justice Sunday?" If not, lemme refresh your memories. Several luminaries on the religious right hosted an event a megachurch in Kentucky that basically took aim at the Democrats for picking on so-called "people of faith," meaning extreme conservative judicial nominees.

Well, it's back.

Charging RINO reports that the next installment of this politically rally masquerading as a religious event will take place on Sunday August 14. Here's a list of who's invited:

The scheduled speakers' list is a rogue's gallery of all our favorites: James Dobson, Zell Miller, Chuck Colson, Phyllis Schlafly, William Donohue, and Tony Perkins, among others. Country singers Lee Greenwood, Jet Williams and Rebecca St. James will perform. Said Perkins of inviting elected officials, "It was pretty hot last time for them, so I don't want to put them on the spot again" - but he admitted that organizers had not decided whether to invite political leaders or not.

As before, these guys are claiming they are the true believers trying to save the country from ruin. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, is quoted as saying:

"People have to understand, this is not just about a process, this is about the future of the country, it is about our families, it is about the freedom of religion."

They way Perkins and many others on the religious right talk, you'd think the government is ready to start closing churches. I've got news for ya, Tony. There are worse places to be when it comes to exercising your faith. (I think I might share my trip to China and my observations of religious freedom there in a soon-to-be published post.)

I also agree with what the press secretary for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said:

James Manley, an adviser to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, welcomed the telecast, arguing that invoking religion in a political fight was more likely to hurt Republicans than to help them. "Faith is not a partisan issue," Mr. Manley said.

The more the far right acts like the bufoons and bigots that they are, the more this hurts the GOP. And maybe that will help spell the end of their chokehold on my party. One can hope.

If you want to see the kind of "values" Tony Perkins holds dear, you might want to check out this post from April of this year.


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