Saturday, May 23, 2009

2010 The Year of the Forced Religious Beliefs

Sometimes I just don't know about these people.

Rep. Paul Broun wants to make a congressional resolution. Not for health care or to abolish student loans, but to make 2010, The Year of the Bible.

Why? Well, he believes that the good book played an important role in the shaping the United States.

Then he adds:
including providing the basis for our freedom of religion that allows Muslims, Hindus and even atheists to vocalize their own beliefs.

Paul, stay off the glue sticks, please.

Several of his co-workers are not feelings this at all.

“Does that mean 2009 is not the year of the Bible?” mocked Rep. Barney Frank ­(D-Mass.), who is Jewish. “What is 2012 the year of? The Quran?”

“That’s an endorsement of religion by the federal government, and we shouldn’t be doing that,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), even though he has introduced his own legislation dealing with religion.

“Republican lawmakers with apparently too much time on their hands and no solutions to offer the country are pushing a resolution that will not address the nation’s problems or advance prosperity or even untangle their previous governing mistakes,” blogged the Progressive Puppy.


thegayte-keeper said...

this Bible thing again?

frogponder said...

I saw this on the news last night and could not believe it was even suggested!

Sasha (Malchik Gai) said...

It's like the story of Jesus, they keep trying to resurrect it.

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