Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another "oathbreaker for Christ"

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), unlike noted author Stephen King, doesn't just write horror--he is one. Not only did he feel compelled to introduce legislation calling for recognition of "the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith" (which passed 372-9), he has now stated that "every child in American schools needs to learn the tenets of the Christian faith".

The blatant disrespect shown, by King and the other Congressional fundamentalist theocracy weasels, to the United States Constitution is mind-boggling. They have no scruples, or, apparently, any belief themselves in the tenets of the faith they claim to love.

If they believed that the word of Christ is to followed explicitly, they wouldn't be so quick to break the oaths that they took, which bound them to defend and uphold the Constitution. They are seeking to subvert the "establishment clause" and install Christianity as a national religion. And, they deny it.

When I was growing up, I was taught in my Christian training that lying is a sin, and breaking an oath sworn to God was a serious sin that would land you in Hell.

In the case of King and his ilk, I hope that it's still true.

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