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Contact Congressman Bill Sali with Words of Support

August 13th, 2007 by Halli

I join with Bryan Fischer, of Idaho Values Alliance, in urging all who support Rep. Bill Sali’s principled stand against Hindu prayers in Congress to contact one of Sali’s offices to offer support.

The vitriol leveled at Rep. Sali has been a bit surprising, given the fact that most unbiased observers still call the United States a Christian nation.

To contact Rep. Sali, call his Boise office at 208-336-9831, or visit his website for other options.

It is critically important that the distinction be made between freedom of religion, as guaranteed by our Bill of Rights, and prayers offered in Congress. As Rep. Sali correctly observes, our nation was founded on the belief in one God, the God of the Old and New Testaments, not a multiplicity of gods revered by Hindus.

I believe his concerns for our nation’s future are justified. Neither Hinduism, Islam nor any religion but Christianity have resulted in such freedom and prosperity as seen in the United States.

I urge you to take a moment and contact Rep. Sali with your words of support.

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Posted in Congressman Bill Sali, Constitutional Issues, Family Matters, General, Politics in General | 13 Comments »

13 Responses

  1. Frith Says:

    Halli, I believe you have mentioned admiring Thomas Jefferson. These are his thoughts on Islam and Hinuism from his autobiography, “The bill for establishing religious freedom, the principles of which had, to a certain degree, been enacted before, I had drawn in all the latitude of reason & right. It still met with opposition; but, with some mutilations in the preamble, it was finally passed; and a singular proposition proved that it’s protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word “Jesus Christ,” so that it should read “a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.” The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of it’s protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.”

    Pretty clear that Mr. Sali is off the mark as far as the founding fathers are concerned.

  2. Halli Says:

    I appreciate the great quote. As mentioned, I believe every religion (which does not preach sedition or murder) should be included in first amendment protections. However, a prayer before Congress is a different matter. Please cite an example of a Hindu or Muslim who was invited to pray before either house of Congress during the early years of our country. For that matter, I would like to know of any instance during all 231 years when any but a Christian or Jew offered a prayer there.

  3. Bubblehead Says:

    I notice your post says that we are a Christian nation, but you seem to be saying in your comment that Jews also be allowed to pray in Congress. Jews are clearly not Christians. Why only Jews among non-Christians, and not Muslims (who after all worship the same God that we Christians do)?

  4. Diana Rowe Pauls Says:

    I must have missed the chapter and verse where God gave humans the right to judge and choose who was worthy of Him… Silly me, I thought that if I just concentrated on my own spirituality, beliefs, and values then He would be pleased. But it looks like we are supposed to monitor our neighbors to make sure they are also believing in the same God, in the same way, in the same language, reading the same Bible, etc. that is determined by Bill Sali and his friends. Maybe God is taking some type of vacation and turned over His rule to His chosen ones…

    My version of the Bible must be outdated or something… cuz I really don’t remember reading this…

  5. Ray Says:

    “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”

    - Treaty of Tripoli, the first international treaty signed by the United States, ratified unanimously by the Senate

  6. Frith Says:

    Not one prayer other than Judeo-christian in 231 years? Sounds like it’s long overdue.

  7. Julie in Boise Says:

    In fact, I think we all ought to be contacting Bill Sali with words of indignation, not support, and a prayer that he can wrestle his way free from the fear-based religion that’s ruling his life.

  8. MountainGoat Says:

    Halli, how is a prayer before Congress a different matter?

  9. Tom von Alten Says:

    “…most unbiased observers still call the United States a Christian nation….”

    Nice — so anyone who disagrees with you must be biased? Last I checked, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Usually that’s covered in H.S. Civics class.

  10. Binkyboy Says:

    No answer to all of these challenges again, Halli?

    Why not? No pithy comeback, nothing concrete from Bryan Fischer that will support your bigoted stance?

    These guys were polite. I’m not. You’re pathetic, Halli, and you get it wrong more often than you get it right.

  11. Lisa Says:

    No Hali Cookies or Rubarb pie for you Blinky, ya need to ease up off the old broad’s back about her support for brain dead idiots, after all its a free country and this is all she has in her pathetic little life.

  12. Halli Says:

    Binkyboy, once again, you’ve misplaced your binky. No other explanation for your animosity and vitriol comes to mind.

    If you wish to understand my position and the supporting thoughts, please re-read my article.

    And please, continue spewing your name-calling and hatred, as it so clearly demonstrates the true attitudes and methods of the left.

  13. Lisa Says:

    And Hali has never said anything bad about someone when “Trash & Hollar” was on the radio?. Look what her senile old rants make the Right look like but then look what the Right has supported. Pervert Florida Represenitive chasing Male Pages, a President who invaded Iraq for oil, and lets not forget those Politicians, Power Brokers and Talk Show Hosts who didn’t have the balls to serve their country during Vietnam. Hey has Bill “Brain Fade” reach a settlement with insurance companies for the increasing brain injuries he suffered in that mva?, sounds like fraud to me.

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