Justice Sunday III: libs have it all wrong
Those of us worried that yesteday’s gathering of bible-beaters at Justice Sunday III was all about obliterating the line between church and state have nothing to worry about, says our friend Tony Perkins. This statement really puts my mind at ease:
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, which organized “Justice Sunday III,” said it wasn’t about creating a theocracy. Instead, he said it was a response to rulings like the 5-4 Supreme Court decision prohibiting a display of the Ten Commandments in Kentucky, and a federal judge’s declaration that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional.
Anyway, this picture is worth a thousand words:
(AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the No. 3 Senate Republican, told the gathering that liberal judges are “destroying traditional morality, creating a new moral code and prohibiting any dissent.” And more from Man-On-Dog:
“The Supreme Court has become the supreme branch of the government imposing its unrestrained will on all of the people,” Mr. Santorum said. “The only way to restore this Republic our founders envisioned is to elevate honorable jurists like Samuel Alito who will help replace the hubris of this court with humility and respect for the common sense of the American people.”
One of the fire-breathing, bible-thumping black homo-bigot pastors at the faith-based trough, Rev. Herbert H. Lusk, who leads Greater Exodus Baptist Church in North Philadelphia where JSIII was held, flapped his “Christian” lips with the usual threats and BS you hear out of the religious right:
[Lusk] railed against gay marriage, abortion and what he termed as Christian-bashing, and warned that those who trifle with “people of god” will face consequences.
“Don’t fool with the church,” said Rev. Lusk, “because the church has buried many a critic, and all the critics we have not buried we’re making funeral arrangements for.”
Rev. Lusk has been a figure of controversy since he spoke in support of Mr. Bush from his church in 2000 and was subsequently accused by the leader of Americans United for Separation of Church and State of breaking tax regulations that forbid churches from endorsing candidates. Rev. Lusk has denied any wrongdoing.
Remember, Lusk’s church’s charitable wing was awarded nearly $1 million in faith-based initiative bucks in 2002 — and Dear Leader spoke at the church in 2004. Another colored bigot in the pulpit bought off.