Thursday, February 23, 2006

Missouri Republicans - Lying for the Lord

Missouri Republicans in Jefferson City are pushing a law to require schools and local governments to use religious holiday names, and are lying about what they are doing. Representative Mike Cunningham (R-145) has introduced HB 1642, which provides:
For any holiday observed, recognized, or otherwise referred to by any state department or agency, public school, any public institution of higher education, or any political subdivision of this state, such department, agency, public school, institution of higher education, or political subdivision shall, for all purposes, use the traditional name of the holiday, including but not limited to use of the traditional holiday names of "New Year's Day", "Martin Luther King Jr Day", "Lincoln's Birthday", "Washington's Birthday", "Easter", "Truman Day", "Memorial Day", "Fourth of July" or "Independence Day", "Labor Day", "Columbus Day", "Veterans Day", "Thanksgiving Day", "Hanukkah", "Christmas", and "Kwanzaa".
In an interview with Frank Morris on KCUR, Representative Mike Cunningham does his best to assure us that this bill has no religious purpose - but he acknowledges that it's rooted in Bill O'Reilly's "War on Christmas". Of course he also claims that the bill was not inspired by anything at all, but claims that some people fear that they can't use the word "Christmas" or, oddly enough, "Martin Luther King Day".

Mike, let me give you a friendly hint. You sound like a freaking idiot when you lie. Go ahead and admit it - this is a bill to make governmental agencies and schools use the word "Christmas" instead of "Holiday". Your faux concern about people using some other word to describe Martin Luther King Day is a transparent cover-up that's not fooling anyone. While I'm sure that God appreciates your effort, if He'd wanted you to lie for Christianity, He would have made you a more convincing liar.


Anonymous JW said...

God made me do it.

2/23/2006 5:10 PM  

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