Friday, September 01, 2006

"Legislating Sin"

Hard to believe that this one isn't front page....from the JTA Daily Briefing:

U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.), the leading GOP contender for a Florida U.S. Senate seat, said not electing Christians amounts to “legislating sin.”

“If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told the Florida Baptist Witness in an interview last week. “Whenever we legislate sin and we say abortion is permissible and we say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray and it’s wrong.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is Jewish, told the Orlando Sentinel that Harris’ comments were “disgusting.”

Harris, who also described the separation of church and state as a “lie,” later issued a clarification to Fox News saying that she is pro-Israel and supports Holocaust education.

And do we think that our local Republicans feel any different? I like how she covers it up by saying she supports Holocaust education. Hard to believe there's anyone out there who doesn't.

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Bush's Gift Horse has Hoof in Mouth, again!

Hello Rabbi Phyllis and all,

There is much more at stake here than merely choosing sides. To do so places one in the camp of those still deceived by ancient delusions. Whether religious, mystic, agnostic, or atheist, most are still blindly playing roles conceived for them by those that have long misled humanity down myriad false paths, all of which lead away from truth and wisdom.

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

This gets to the root of the problem of deluded and greedy politicians who seek to impose their own ignorance on millions of others. Because of our reliance on money, politics, and religion, we are teetering on the verge of worldwide disaster. Idiots like Ms. Harris couldn't care less about everyone else as long as they get their hands on wealth and power, even if it means pretending to serve the Creator. It is long past time that people stand up for truth and justice and give these scoundrels their due.

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