Congressional Bigotry

What is it about “family” organizations and bigotry? That’s some definition of family they’ve got there. The latest comes courtesy of the American Family News Network, and features the lovely hate of Congressman Bill Sali.

“We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes — and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers,” asserts Sali.

Sali says America was built on Christian principles that were derived from scripture. He also says the only way the United States has been allowed to exist in a world that is so hostile to Christian principles is through “the protective hand of God.”

“You know, the Lord can cause the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike,” says the Idaho Republican.

According to Congressman Sali, the only way the U.S. can continue to survive is under that protective hand of God. He states when a Hindu prayer is offered, “that’s a different god” and that it “creates problems for the longevity of this country.”

Yes, the founding fathers also did not envision women’s suffrage, a civil war over slavery, and a bunch of other amendments either. Who are these charming families that think the ideal America was formed 200 years ago, and refuses to acknowledge that the constitution is a living document? Tthe United States aims to become a “more perfect” union, we didn’t start out perfect.

Do us all a favor and send this one back next year Idaho.