[UPDATED – 12/12/07 – 1:26 pm CST]
Mitt the Flip was on Morning Joe a few minutes ago. It was a con-fest between he and host Joe Scarborough – both spewing the lie that America is a nation based on faith.
Sorry, boys; its a nation based on law – law written by human beings.
Ultimately, the subject of The Flip’s appearance was the endorsement of him by the National Review. But, what really galled me was the fawning-spinmeistery that Joe engaged in immediately after the interview, essentially trying to rationalize the Mormon Flip into the lead in the G(L)OP prez race by minimizing the effect that his religion will have on the candidacy. And, one remark stood out. Of America, Joe said:
We don’t question people’s religious beliefs.
What exactly do christian recruiters spend their time doing? Reinforcing the non-christian beliefs (and, lets face it, in their eyes that includes Mormonism) that they are trying to con people into forsaking?
Does Joe believe in not questioning these beliefs?
A 16-year-old girl has died after allegedly being choked by her father over a dispute with her family over her refusal to wear the hijab, the Islamic headscarf worn by some Muslim women.
Peel Regional Police arrested a 57-year-old man Tuesday morning after receiving a 911 call from a suburban home in Mississauga from a man saying he had killed his daughter, according to a Toronto newspaper Web site.
According to the National Post, a Toronto newspaper Web site, when police arrived at the house they found the teen on the floor without any vital signs.
Friends of the teenager identified her as Aqsa Parvez and said they were shocked by her death but said her family was very strict.
“She got threatened by her father and her brother,” Dominiquia Holmes-Thompson told the newsaper. “He said that if she leaves, he would kill her.”
Another friend said she had previous fights with her father over wearing Islamic dress and wearing her hijab all of the time.
Yes, it happened in Canada – but don’t tell me it couldn’t happen (or hasn’t happened) here.
Are ya in questionin’ mode yet, Joe?