Separation of Christianity and State

I swiped the title from Ace’s post because it’s succinct and to the point. Via Michelle Malkin:

Congressman Steve King reacted this morning to the nine “NO” votes on his resolution to honor Christmas and the Christian faith. The vote shocked Capitol Hill observers because votes on similar resolutions honoring the holidays of Islam and Hinduism passed without any NO votes.

Appearing this morning on the Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, King said, “The [nine] naysayers didn’t make it to the floor to debate. I would like to know how they could vote Yes on Islam, Yes on the Indian Religions and No on Christianity when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christianity…I think there’s an assault on Christianity in America.”

The nine Members voting NO were Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). None of the nine voted against resolutions honoring the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

Now I don’t want to get into a discussion about whether or not any religious holidays should get official government recognition, but what are these people thinking who vote YES on every other religious observance but NO on the Christian one? The only explanation can be that they really do think separation of church and state only applies to the majority religion and it simply exists to prevent the establishment of a theocracy, without any fundamental principle behind it.

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2 responses to “Separation of Christianity and State

  1. secretagentman

    Additionally, note that all of the NO votes came from “demon”crats. Sorta of gives credence to some talking head’s arguments that liberalism is against anything American, including if foundational religion.

    These people are not the only ones that wanted to vote no. They are the only ones that had the courage to vote how they really feel. For that I give them kudos. For their blatant disrespect for the nation (and all of its attributes) that gave them the only paying job they could possibly ever get, I say “Get out and stay out. It won’t be long before everyone in America realizes the true ambitions of you and your ilk and run you out of a job and out of America.”

  2. I should have added the roll call votes in my post. Here’s the vote for Ramadan, and here’s the one for Christmas. You’ll note all the “present” votes for Ramadan. Also, via Hot Air, I see Pete Stark, the self proclaimed atheist, apparently isn’t atheist enough to refrain from honoring religions other than Christianity.

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