The Religious Pandering Act of 2007

December 23, 2007 17:48 – 17:48

In case you missed it, Congress has been busily pandering once again with its passage of H.R. 847 earlier this week. See Sally Quinn’s article (below) in today’s Washington Post for the disappointing details:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122101920.html

From Virginia, the votes were:

Vote

District

Representative

Aye

VA-2

Drake, Thelma [R]

Nay

VA-3

Scott, Robert [D]

Aye

VA-4

Forbes, James [R]

Aye

VA-5

Goode, Virgil [R]

Aye

VA-6

Goodlatte, Robert [R]

Aye

VA-7

Cantor, Eric [R]

Aye

VA-8

Moran, James [D]

Aye

VA-9

Boucher, Frederick [D]

Aye

VA-10

Wolf, Frank [R]

Aye

VA-11

Davis, Thomas [R]

 

It’s a shame that a state whose Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was a model for the separation of church and state, could muster only a single vote against this kind of pandering. I hope that others who believe in religious freedom will let their respective representatives know how disappointed they are in this kind of vote. The 8th district’s representative, Moran, can be contacted here.

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