Shuck and Jive

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

The House of Representatives passed this important piece of legislation: HR847 Recognizing the Importance of Christmas and the Christian Faith. East Tennessee's jolly old Saint Davis was one of the sponsors.

This is just weird. After a bunch of Whereas clauses, they came up with this:

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

      (1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;

      (2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

      (3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

      (4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

      (5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

      (6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.

Here is my Christmas present to Rep. Davis and the House. It is a website that has the text of a mysterious, secret document that our congressional representatives will want to read.

Hat tip to Ponderings.