Christian group calling for congressional statement
This reminds me of the backlash by the right concerning a muslum congressmen. This is so unbelievable. Look at the leeps this guy makes from a guy declaring his disbelief in something to oppression and political war.
Christian Science Aassociation
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2007 Contact: James Lafferty
CSA ASKS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO SPEAK UP AS CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN
STARK DENIES GOD'S EXISTENCE
A Sad First in the History of the Congress
Washington, DC – The Christian Seniors Association (CSA) today
encouraged members of the Congress to speak of their belief in God on
the floor of the House after a liberal California Congressman made
history by denying God.
According to Christianity Today, Congressman Pete Stark (D-California)
became the first member of Congress to deny the existence of God.
"When the Secular Coalition asked me to complete a survey on my
religious beliefs, I indicated I am a Unitarian who does not believe
in a supreme being."
"It is sad but not surprising that the current Congress has produced
this historic first – one of its members has denied God," said CSA
Executive Director James Lafferty. "The liberals in Congress want to
throttle any school child who bows his or her head in prayer, but they
want to establish a right for liberals to bash Christians and berate
God around the clock.
"It is time for religious members of Congress to push back. A simple
declaration of a belief in God by members of Congress on the House
floor will be greatly informative for the American people. Members
who wish to expand could use the `special orders' portion of the House
calendar to elaborate but a simple "I believe in God" will suffice.
"We have long recognized that all of this hot air about `separation of
church and state' has been a veiled effort to intimidate and silence
religious voices in public policy matters.
"If the liberal House leadership refuses to recognize lawmakers who
want to affirm their belief in God, then we suggest they add it to the
end of floor speeches on other matters.
"Congressman Stark's statement is a very sad benchmark for America.
It could be the moment which defines the decline of our country or it
could be the spark which marks an important day. That would be the
day that religious Americans stood-up to the liberal bullies who are
so determined to use the power of government to silence prayer and
every other religious expression of free speech.
"This is a fight which is destined to be fought in America and we
think it should begin today."
"Those who think they know don't know. Those that know they don't know, know."