Quote of the day
Oh the irony of this gem…
“We do have freedom of religion in this country — but freedom of religion, like all of our other rights, is not a right that dominates everything else. That is, in the process of exercising your freedom of religion, you can’t be advocating or promoting violence against the United States and our people, or otherwise inciting people to riot, or to destroy or break the law.”
— American Values honcho (and failed presidential candidate) Gary Bauer, gleefully endorsing the feds monitoring Islamic religious materials and “worship areas” being used by inmates. He went on to say that most Christians don’t mind the feds sitting in their church and listening in on a sermon, and therefore mosques should not be bothered by it.
I hope Bauer’s on board with surveillance of churches attended by domestic terrorist wannabes like Liberty University student Mark D. Uhl, who had several homemade bombs in the trunk of his car that he planned to set off to attack protestors at Jerry Falwell’s funeral.
Is he also OK with “monitoring” of any churches attended by all home-grown potential domestic terrorists busted by the feds in Trussville, Alabama, caught with truckloads of weapons, including 130 grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500 rounds of ammunition?
I doubt the paranoid Alabama Free Militia types would think much of Gary’s position, btw.
Bauer and his ilk are also the same people wailing about the feds storming the pulpit if a pastor dares to quote Leviticus after hate crimes legislation is passed. Nice to see it all put into perspective.