Friday, December 14, 2007

Democrats vote NO on resolution to honor Christmas

Virginia's Democrat congressman Bobby Scott was one of nine in Congress who voted "NO" to honor Christmas but he did not vote against a similar proposal to honor Islam and Hindu holidays.

Jerry at From On High quotes Michelle Malkin...
From the office of GOP Rep. Steve King:

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), 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. [my emphasis]
Please note that every one of those who voted "no" was a democrat. What is going on in America when our representatives cannot treat the Christian religion as fairly and equally as they do other religions?

Carl Kilo at Spark It Up!! has a great post, Bobby Scott Hates Christmas, with contact info to send a message to Bobby Scott.

The Virginian Federalist has an indepth post, Rep. Bobby Scott on Great Religions of the World: Islam yes, Christianity not so much, that includes the wording of the resolution.

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