Sunday, July 03, 2005

More of: Christians are Fighting Back

With Sandra Day O'Connor resigning, the fight for the next Supreme Court Justice has already started. Well one Christian group has stepped up to the plate and is warning Donk Senator not to bring "anti-religious bigotry" into the fight.
With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, key Senate leaders are being urged to keep "anti-religious bigotry" out of the upcoming confirmation hearings.

The Catholic-based group Fidelis issued a warning to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy to "prevent this vile brand of hate politics from entering this important process."

"We expect that the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings must follow nothing less than the three-fold high standard of being responsible, civil and constitutional," said Fidelis President Joseph Cella. "The statements by every senator -- Republican, Democrat or Independent -- about the nominee will be watched, and if the line is crossed by attacking a nominee because of their religious faith or deeply-held beliefs, they will be held accountable."

Fidelis said it maintains a tracking mechanism for such statements by senators and will broadcast them to the public in a variety of ways.

Cella said his group will be paying particularly close attention to Sens. Kennedy, Schumer, Feinstein, Durbin and Feingold, who vilified Bush appeals court nominee William Pryor for having "deeply-held" religious beliefs.

"Mocking any nominee for living their beliefs, and abusing them with sharp rhetoric will not go unanswered," Cella said. "We also warn Senators Landrieu, Chaffee, Nelson [Fla.], Snowe, Stabenow, Collins, and Johnson to not 'Pryor' any nominee."

Taking the war to them is the way to win. Telling those godless bigots that they are being watched for any anti-Christian rhetoric, will put them on notice. Exposure of their bigotry is the best way, and a national campaign to expose them to their constiuents and others may just keep them in-line. But then again they are Donks and are not liable to do anything honestly. I expect them to get around saying that the nominee is too religious for them by using double meaning words and phrases. I see a big fight coming and if this group can keep the Donk's bigotry in-line, that would be great, but I won't be holding my breath.

Mr Minority