Friday, July 15, 2005

"Justice Sunday II"

I'm working on a post this morning about some more-childish-than usual antics in the Senate yesterday, so in the meantime I'll just offer you this David Kirkpatrick piece from today's New York Times. Yes, it seems the "Justice Sunday" crowd is back at it. According to Kirkpatrick's report, "Justice Sunday II" (subtitled "God save the United States and this Honorable Court") will occur on August 14.

The scheduled speakers' list is a rogue's gallery of all our favorites: James Dobson, Zell Miller, Chuck Colson, Phyllis Schlafly, William Donohue, and Tony Perkins, among others. Country singers Lee Greenwood, Jet Williams and Rebecca St. James will perform. Said Perkins of inviting elected officials, "It was pretty hot last time for them, so I don't want to put them on the spot again" - but he admitted that organizers had not decided whether to invite political leaders or not.

I agree with Jim Manley about this. Manley, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, when asked to comment about "Justice Sunday II," "welcomed the telecast, arguing that invoking religion in a political fight was more likely to hurt Republicans than to help them. 'Faith is not a partisan issue,' Mr. Manley said."

Nor should it be a political issue. Let them jabber, it did them so much good last time.

2 Comments:

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

I didn't know Lee Greenwood was that far off base. I saw him in concert when I was 6 or 7...

Reclaim your party from the nutjobs...

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger Heiuan said...

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush...::sigh::

As long as the current politicians stay out of it, Perkins et al have every right to put together a political rally. And really, that's all this is. Until a candidate is named, then they aren't violating any law other than that of good taste.

And that's my $.02.

 

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