Republicans Call For Year of the Bible

If the Republicans are to ever recover they need to move beyond being considered the theocratic party. Their support for the agenda of the religious right has lost them a considerable amount of votes from affluent and educated voters, and they very well might have lost an entire generation. They have not figured out that when they are in a deep hole they need to stop digging. Fox reports:

Members of the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution seeking to declare 2010 as “The Year of the Bible.”

The bill was introduced last week by Rep. Paul Broun , a Republican from Georgia, and co-sponsored by 13 other Republicans.

The bill states , among other things, that “the Bible has inspired acts of patriotism that have unified Americans, commemorated through shared celebrations such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.”

The bill seeks to have the president designate 2010 as the Year of the Bible and “to issue a proclamation calling upon citizens of all faiths to rediscover and apply the priceless, timeless message of the Holy Scripture which has profoundly influenced and shaped the United States and its great democratic form of Government.”

Year of the Bible? Until the Republicans were thrown out it was looking like this was the decade of the Bible.

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4 Comments

  1. 1
    Sardegna says:

    Why  O Why  O,  Why O

    does politics get mixed up with religion?

  2. 2
    DrToketee says:

    Why don’t the rest of us call for the Year of the Constitution?

    You know, like prosecution for international war crimes and federal crimes galore, committed by the dozens by the President on down that resulted in trillions of dollars burned, a near collapse of our economy, and an illegal war in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed? Like little stuff like that?

  3. 3
    Ron Chusid says:

    We did have the eight years of ignoring the Constitution.

  4. 4
    nomoreGOP says:

    This has to be a joke? These guys are wasting time drafting up legislation for this? Isnt there some other legislation that is a little more important at this very second?? Something better to spend this time on??

    These Evangelicals that are taking over bits of the Government need an eye kept on them.. We are really pushing it with the so-called “separation of church and state” when it comes to quite a few divisions in our Govt..

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