Friday, December 14, 2007

House Reps vote for Ramadan, against Christmas

And Congress looks the other way

I'm reprinting straight from the AFA alert emailed to me. It's targeted to California readers, but you shouldn't have trouble redirecting to your congressman/woman if it applies in your state.

Unbelievable... Or not.

Representatives Stark and Woolsey vote for Ramadan but against Christmas

Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," seventeen Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.

In an act of intolerance toward Christianity (and Christmas), Reps. Fortney Stark and Lynn Woolsey have decided that religious discrimination should be the rule of law. By their vote, Christmas is not worthy of recognition by the United States government and should be shunned at all costs.

Congress passed House Resolution 847 this week by a vote of 372 to 9 (Ten others voted "present" and 40 refused to vote at all.) to recognize the importance of Christmas and Christianity in America. The Christmas resolution acknowledged "the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world," expressed "continued support for Christians," noted the historical importance of Christmas, the role "played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States," and rejected "bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide."

Amazingly, Reps. Stark and Woolsey voted FOR a resolution in support of the Muslim Ramadan holiday just weeks ago! But when it comes to Christianity and Christmas, they have clearly demonstrated disdain and division for American culture and traditions. They voted for H.R. 635 which acknowledged "the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," expressed "friendship and support for Muslims," noted "the onset of Ramadan," and rejected "hatred, bigotry, and violence directed against Muslims." It also "commends Muslims... who have privately and publicly rejected interpretations and movements of Islam that justify and encourage hatred." It recognized the "commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commended Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith."

Take Action

  • Representatives Fortney Stark (D-California) and Lynn Woolsey (D-California) voted "no" on H.R. 847 (Christmas) and "yes" on H.R. 635 (Ramadan). Please e-mail and call to express your concerns over how they can possibly promote Islam in the same breath that they attack Christianity, the very faith that supported our nation at its founding. In addition to sending the email, I suggest that you call Reps. Stark (510) 494-1388 and Woolsey (707) 542-7182 and politely but firmly point out the embarrassment that the hypocrisy of their vote has brought upon your state.
  • Please forward this to your family and friends.
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