Friday, April 11, 2008

Would an Attack on a Christian Have Been Buried?

Representative tries to put the fear of God in atheist -- chicagotribune.com This is a story of religious intolerance. Intolerance of the religious, to be exact.
Did you hear about the state legislator who last week blasted a Lutheran minister during a committee hearing for spewing dangerous religious superstitions, and then attempted to order the minister out of the witness chair on the grounds that his Christian beliefs are "destroying what this state was built upon"?

Of course you didn't, because it didn't happen and would never happen
What did happen is that Monique Davis, a state representative in Illinois, told an atheist testifying before a committee, the following:
What you have to spew and spread is extremely dangerous . . . it's dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!
Your views must be quashed. So much for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and defending the Constitution.

Now I am no fan of Bobby (excuse me, Robert) Sherman. He is the resident atheist north of Chicago. But this statement from an elected representative, is a bit much.

The Governor of the Peoples Republic State of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, wants to give a 1 million dollar state grant to a Baptist church. I have to say I think it's a bad idea on the surface.

Ms Davis apparently also doesn't much care for guns and gun owners, by the tone of her remarks to Mr. Sherman.

Funny the treatment this didn't get in the media. An attack on a Muslim would be hate speech, and there would be riots in Denmark or somewhere, but attacks on some minorities are just not newsworthy I guess. [via RobertaX]

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