Thursday, January 11, 2007

Koran Debate by Leoanard Pitts

Leonard Pitts is always just right on with his columns. Exactly. Thank you Leonard Pitts! Click on the link to go to the full article on the website. As always, it is the friends of Rev. Rick Scarborough who are out in the public saying that Congressman Ellison should have taken his oath on a Bible vs. the Koran. Sorry, Not in my America you stupid assholes!

I've read that it was Rev. Rick Scarborough who was in Washington DC to help newly elected Steve Stockman (voted one of the worst legislators in history) after he defeated House legend Cong. Jack Brooks. Instead of the normal pledge and oath, Rev. Scarborough helped Stockman pledge his allegience to the "Christian Flag" - I guess since he thinks Thomas Jefferson had some thought that America is or should be a "Christian" nation.

My Republican parents think that I should have no fear of these Christian fanatics like the Rev Scarborough and Otwell's who even conservative America views as "loonies" with no power. I disagree of course, take a look at the extremist agenda of the Texas GOP, which was once run statewide by normal professional conservatives versus the coalitions of fundamentalist Christian nuts who took over. 01/08/2007 Koran debate another reminder of intolerance
:"Koran debate another reminder of intolerance

On Thursday, Keith Ellison took his ceremonial oath of office as a Democratic representative from Minnesota using Thomas Jefferson's Koran. From this, we learn the following surprising fact: Thomas Jefferson owned a Koran.

Which probably shouldn't surprise us at all. Jefferson was renowned for his restless intellect and wide-ranging interests. Still, one hopes the tacit reminder that this Founding Father and author of American values did not fear the Koran will silence those who have condemned Ellison's decision to use that book for his swearing in. One hopes, but one does not expect."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is what I got from Rev. Rick Scarborough awhile back...not sure if you guys saw it.

What a fool this guy is.

I have Muslim friends who worry me much less than these christian preachers.

Congressman Under Attack for Criticizing Koran
Thursday, December 28, 2006
By: Rick Scarborough

Islam comes to Congress

As we wrote in the December 13th Rick Scarborough Report, Representative-elect Keith Ellison has raised obvious concerns by announcing he’ll bring a copy of the Koran to his swearing-in ceremony. As least one Congressman has the courage to say what many Americans are thinking.

In a letter to a number of his constituents, Rep. Virgil Goode (R, VA.) commented, "I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way." Goode said that while he has The Ten Commandments and "In God We Trust" posted in his congressional office, the Koran would never find a place there. After all, what does the law of Mohammed have to do with this nation’s founding?

Then there’s the matter of illegal immigration. Goode is warning the nation that illegal immigration is providing fertile soil for a growing religious confusion in America. While the beauty of the American experiment is our unique openness to other religious points of view, do we really want to duplicate the Western European experience -- where Islam is rapidly becoming the major religious force, complete with its inevitable antagonism towards all other faiths? Congressman Goode seems to be the only congressional leader willing to state the obvious: Open borders and illegal immigration is bad for America and Congressman-elect Ellison’s insistence on using the Koran at his swearing in is symptomatic of the problem.

For having the courage to state the obvious, Goode has been excoriated by the usual suspects - including the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Humanist Association.

The Virginia Congressman has been called a bigot. It’s been suggested that he wants to prevent Muslims from participating in the political process or holding elective office - both untrue.

I wish Goode’s critics were even half as willing to stand up for the brave Christians persecuted in Muslim countries. As recently as 1950, Christians comprised 15% of the population of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Today, due to relentless persecution by the Palestinian Authority, the figure is down to 2%.

The Koran has been used to justify the murder of 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, as well, as every act of terrorism from the 1983 bombing of the Marine compound in Beirut to the latest atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How can thoughtful Americans not be concerned about the Koran invading the halls of Congress? And how can a country nurtured on the Bible be reconciled with the religion of holy war and the subjugation of religious minorities?

Americans who aren’t intimidated by political correctness must stand by Congressman Virgil Goode. To sign a petition of support for Rep. Goode, click