Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Someone who's not afraid to use the "L" word.


Apparently, you're not allowed to accuse George W. Bush of "lying." He might have exaggerated, he might have embellished, he might have distorted and hyped and cherry-picked, but God help you if you actually accuse him of "lying" -- well, we just can't have that, can we?

Thankfully, Judge John E. Jones III is willing to call a spade a spade, writing near the end of his 139-page judgement in the recent Pennsylvania ID case (emphasis added):

The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy.

Fucking A. Those devout, Bible-whomping, Scripture-spouting, sanctimonious Christians took the stand, swore an oath on the Bible to not bear false witness, then proceeded to lie their faces off. How deeply satisfying that someone finally had the backbone to call them the lying hypocrites that they are.

1 comment:

Dylan said...

Amen!

I mean... I concur!

As a Christian it is appauling that many feel that the Republican party is the only party in the US that represents the Christian population. Even more appauling is that many in Canada view the CPC in the same way. "You're a Christian? Well, you must love Stephen Harper, eh?" The only reason these stereotypes exist is that there are 1 too many MP's who like to spout off anti-homosexual, pro-war rhetoric that just HAPPEN to also be radical evangelical Christians. These men and women rob honest Christians of a role in centrist politics as their actions paint them a certain colour that is impossible to shake.