"Justice Sunday III": Christo-Fascists Rally for Alito
The Chriso-Fascists at Focus on the Family held "Justice Sunday III" today in Philadelphia to rally their Right-Wing Christian Soldiers for the confirmation hearing this week of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Jerry Falwell and Focus on the Family founcer James Dobson attended the meeting along with current president of FOTF, Tony Perkins, and Republican Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (the No. 3 Republican in the Senate).
Santorum told the group that liberal judges are "destroying traditional moriality, creating a new moral code and prohibiting dissent." He said the only way to "restore this republic our founders envisioned" is to appoint judges like Samuel Alito to the Surpeme Court, but he accused Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of wanting to drag the hearings "into the gutter," so they can continue their "far left judicial activism on the Surpeme Court."
Tony Perkins, president of Focus on the Family, which organized the event, said it wasn't about creating a theocracy, but a response to court decisions prohibiting the display of the "Ten Commandments" on public property and reciting Pledge of Alligiance with "one nation under god".
First, unlike the organizers of this theocratic roadshow, the "founders" insisted on a "wall of separation between church and state," which these wackos want to destroy. The only public display of religion prohibited by the Constitution is "state-sponsored" religious displays or activities, like school prayers and the "God Pledge."
Like other "Justice Sunday" events, JS III was held in a huge church, Greater Exodus Baptist Church. Its pastor, Rev. Herbert Lusk, endorsed President Bush from the pulpit during the 2000 Republican National Convention. It was rewarded with one of Bush's "faith-based" handouts, nearly $1 million!
While the Bush administration has been targeting ministers and churches which have spoken out against the illegal (and immoral) Iraq War and threatening them with the revocation of the tax-exempt status for violating the "separation of church and state," they don't seem to mind churches and pastors which used their pulpits to elect George Bush and helpd Republicans take control of Congress.
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