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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Christian Taliban - Part II

From Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot - in their post Paul Hill Days


George L. Wilson of Children Need Heroes and Drew Heiss of Street Preach are planning to honor Paul Hill in a series of events called "Paul Hill Days" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 26th - 29th -- "to honor him as God's man and our hero."


Who was Paul Hill and why is he being "honored"?

From Wikipedia:

Paul Jennings Hill was an anti-abortion activist and a terrorist connected to the Army of God, who was convicted of the murders of physician John Britton and his clinic escort, James Barrett, outside a Pensacola, Florida abortion clinic on July 29, 1994.


Hill was executed for his crime, thus turning him into a Christian martyr. Yeah, right.

And again from WTF:

Paul Hill, Shelly Shannon, James Kopp and Eric Rudolph are all Christian terrorists. There is no difference between them and the Islamic terrorists who strap on suicide bombs to kill "unbelievers" in the Middle East to enforce Burkhas on their women.

All these terrorists have assumed the right to kill people they cannot convince to accept their beliefs, and they do it in the name of an unreasoning God that only they hear telling them to kill. All involve a few active terrorists supported by a much larger group of active supporters of terrorism, and the larger groups recruit and encourage other killers to do their bidding by calling them "heroes."


These are the "heroes" the current Administration and Supreme Court support. By their action (or their inaction), they create a climate in which these homegrown terrorists flourish. With our own silence, we do the same.

Their entire post is well worth reading.

What about James Dobson and his ranting? Watch this short video and then contact your Senators. Ask them to vote for HR1592, the Matthew Shepard (Hate Crimes) bill. It passed the House but we're being outnumbered by a telephone and mail campaign orchestrated by Dobson and his buddies.

(Thanks to Huffington Post among the several other newsblogs posting the video)

According to "Thomas", the bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Take a look at the Republican side. The fundamentalist names should jump out at you.



Patrick J. Leahy
CHAIRMAN, D-VERMONT

Edward M. Kennedy
D-MASSACHUSETTS

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
D-DELAWARE

Herb Kohl
D-WISCONSIN

Dianne Feinstein
D-CALIFORNIA

Russell D. Feingold
D-WISCONSIN

Charles E. Schumer
D-NEW YORK

Richard J. Durbin
D-ILLINOIS

Benjamin L. Cardin
D-MARYLAND

Sheldon Whitehouse
D-RHODE ISLAND

Arlen Specter
RANKING MEMBER, R-PENNSYLVANIA

Orrin G. Hatch
R-UTAH

Charles E. Grassley
R-IOWA

Jon Kyl
R-ARIZONA

Jeff Sessions
R-ALABAMA

Lindsey Graham
R-SOUTH CAROLINA

John Cornyn
R-TEXAS

Sam Brownback
R-KANSAS

Tom Coburn
R-OKLAHOMA

(Yes I know I posted about HR 1592 before - this is an update and reminder.)

We can fight this "American Taliban" but we won't do it if all we do is talk to each other.


COMMENTS:
Worried said...

Fundies rally their "troops" (followers- millions of them) to inundate Congress with emails and letters. Bloggers and fellow citizens MUST do the same in order to attain a majority of anti-theocracy/pro-separation of church and state potential voters.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:58:00 PM

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  • At Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:58:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Fundies rally their "troops" (followers- millions of them) to inundate Congress with emails and letters. Bloggers and fellow citizens MUST do the same in order to attain a majority of anti-theocracy/pro-separation of church and state potential voters.

     

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