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Saturday, April 16, 2005
Bill's Passion

Bill in Tom Delay's garden

This morning's New York Times editorial:

Right-wing Christian groups and the Republican politicians they bankroll have done much since the last election to impose their particular religious views on all Americans. But nothing comes close to the shameful declaration of religious war by Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, over the selection of judges for federal courts.

Editorial in this morning's Boston Globe:

For Frist to suggest that honest differences over policy issues are proof of a religious bias in Democrats is even more scary than it is smarmy... Frist now seems determined to join DeLay in leading the Republican evangelical Christians against the rest of the world.

A statement from Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism:

Bill Frist plans to join a telecast whose organizing theme is that those who oppose some of President Bush’s judicial nominees are engaged in an assault on “people of faith” is more than troubling; it is disingenuous, dangerous, and demagogic.

Statement from Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way:

Senator Frist's desperation to achieve partisan domination over the federal judiciary is showing. His embrace of such dishonest, destructive, and despicable tactics demeans the Senate and his office.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, (D) Nevada:

It is really beyond the pale. He should rise above this. God does not take part in partisan politics.

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