My Take: America Needs To Worry/Be Ashamed Of Racist Congressmen Like Virgil Goode Than First Muslim Congressman
Gee, what do you think we'll ultimately learn first about Virgil Goode, another good "Macon-Dixon Line Christian" racist moralist congressman?
Based on recent history with these "holier than thou" types, I figure he's a) having sex with his sister or other female family member b) abusing the same drugs illegal for others c) begging a male escort to tie him up while he's dressed like Ru Paul or d) all of the above.
From The Times:
In a letter sent to hundreds of voters this month, Representative Virgil H. Goode Jr., Republican of Virginia, warned that the recent election of the first Muslim to Congress posed a serious threat to the nation’s traditional values.This issue is bullshit.
Representative Virgil H. Goode Jr., left, said Keith Ellison’s decision to use a Koran in a private swearing in for the House of Representatives was a mistake.
Mr. Goode was referring to Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat and criminal defense lawyer who converted to Islam as a college student and was elected to the House in November. Mr. Ellison’s plan to use the Koran during his private swearing-in ceremony in January had outraged some Virginia voters, prompting Mr. Goode to issue a written response to them, a spokesman for Mr. Goode said.
In his letter, which was dated Dec. 5, Mr. Goode said that Americans needed to “wake up” or else there would “likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.”
America is supposed to exist with a separation of church and state. As a Christian, I know that just because a man like Goode "pledges" on a Bible doesn't mean a damned thing. Ted Haggard and Jim Bakker and the like pledge on them all the time.
If Goode wants to be able to pledge on a Bible, then he damned well better allow Ellison to take the oath with the Koran just as some Jewish members of Congress have been allowed to use the Torah. If Ellison can't, then we take away ALL the religious books for all these bastards.
Knowing how Congressmen lie, I don't think God is particularly interested in their "pledges" on the "good book" written by men and not God anyway.
And why the fuck should Virginia voters have any say in who Minnesota elects? My God, half of the Virginia voting population would likely happily vote to return to lynching, based on bringing us scum like George Allen.