Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Man Whom Texas Has Indicted in This Last Day

From Salon.com:
March 29, 2006 | WASHINGTON -- Introducing Rep. Tom DeLay at the War on Christians and the Values Voter in 2006 conference in Washington Tuesday, master of ceremonies Rick Scarborough described him as "the man God has appointed in this last day."
Oh wait, there's more:
"I believe the most damaging thing Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously in the public office, which made him a target of all those who despise the goals of Christ," said Scarborough, a former college football player and longtime DeLay ally.
If he's convicted, he's obviously being martyred.

I'm so stunned I can't comment any further.

Oh wait, I can:

There are people being actually killed for their faith in the world. The word "Christian" really is a death sentence in some places, notably in the "new" Afghanistan.

Every time the GOP does this (or any political party, for that matter) it cheapens the faith, and takes us further in to the idolotrous theology of empire.

For the record, Tom DeLay is under indictment for violating campaign finance law. He's been admonished by Republican Ethics Committee chairmen for his misconduct. And I've personally seen him throw trash at people he doesn't like on the House floor (I'm serious). He is not under indictment for being a Christian.

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