The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Sunday, May 15, 2005

Opposition to judiciary is "about religious belief."

Says who? Says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and organizer of "Justice Sunday," which featured a taped speech by Senator Bill Frist. (The event itself was termed a "declaration of religious war" by evangelical leader Jim Wallis.) Perkins was also a host at Thursday's $250/plate rally for corrupt Majority Leader Tom DeLay. James Guckert/Jeff Gannon was also there.

What Perkins writes in a WaPo op-ed:

"Leon Holmes and his wife were put to the test because he wrote an article for a church newsletter about the relationship between husbands and wives based upon Ephesians 5:22-25. Judge Charles Pickering was questioned about a statement he made as the head of the Mississippi Southern Baptist Convention, in which he said that the Bible is an "absolute authority" for human conduct -- a standard that just about any religious person would hold."

The thing is, this shows exactly why these nominees are opposed-- for ignoring the laws of the nation in favor of Biblical law, even if it means depriving citizens of their constitutional rights.