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The "Lincoln" Reference = Win For Irony 
7th-Apr-2008 10:40 pm
Frustrate Theocratic Intimidation
Rep. Monique Davis to atheist Rob Sherman: `It’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!'
By Eric Zorn
Did you hear about the state legislator who last week blasted a Lutheran minister during a committee hearing for spewing dangerous religious superstitions, and then attempted to order the minister out of the witness chair on the grounds that his Christian beliefs are "destroying what this state was built upon"?

Of course you didn't, because it didn't happen and would never happen. Not to a Christian, not to a Jew, not to a Muslim or to anyone who subscribes to any faith.

Such an attack would rightly be considered scandalously out of bounds in contemporary society.

But you probably also didn't hear about what actually did happen:
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) interrupted atheist activist Rob Sherman during his testimony Wednesday afternoon before the House State Government Administration Committee in Springfield and told him, "What you have to spew and spread is extremely dangerous . . . it's dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!

"This is the Land of Lincoln where people believe in God," Davis said. "Get out of that seat . . . You have no right to be here! We believe in something. You believe in destroying! You believe in destroying what this state was built upon."

Apparently it's still open season on some views of God.

Outside of Change of Subject, where I posted a transcript and the audio, Davis' repellent, un-American outburst received no attention whatsoever.
Read Eric Zorn's full post: Rep. Monique Davis to atheist Rob Sherman: `It’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!' and the ensuing comment threads.

For audio of the exchange, click here (right-click to save).
Comments 
8th-Apr-2008 02:52 am (UTC)
"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."

- Abraham Lincoln, American president (1809-1865).

What a dumb bint.
8th-Apr-2008 03:34 am (UTC)
You beat me to it!
8th-Apr-2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Some guy wrote this in the comments "As a 71 year old black woman who lived during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's, you think she would be a little more, you know, anti-discrimination. Sounds to me like she had a little too much Jesus Juice to drink before the hearing...". I know it's serious but it made me LOL so bad.
9th-Apr-2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Someone needs a serious American history lesson. Weren't The Colonies founded because people were escaping religious persecution?

It does not matter what you believe in or what you don't believe in, what's important is that you have the freedom to believe it in the first place. This woman would take that freedom away and that is Constitutionally wrong.

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