Tuesday, May 09, 2006

If We Only Nude Then

Faith and Action is a nonprofit Christian organization whose mission is "to reintroduce the Word of God into the public debate surrounding legislation and policy matters." Based in Washington DC, Faith and Action has been on the front lines of many of the recent political battles over such issues as the Marriage Amendment and displaying the Ten Commandments on public property.

I recently received the following note from Rev. Rob Schenck, President of Faith and Action:
In just a few weeks, Faith and Action will install a beautiful sculpture of the Ten Commandments in front of our Ministry Center across the street from the US Supreme Court.

Why is this a great challenge? Because the liberal left-leaning District of Columbia government (separate from the federal government) doesn't want us to install this sculpture. They say the Ten Commandments will offend federal workers — including some of the Supreme Court justices across the street!

When I pointed out that a building near our ministry center has a life-sized nude statue in front of it, a District of Columbia official said if I were installing a nude statue it wouldn't be a problem! Nude statues don't concern anyone, he claimed, but the Ten Commandments may offend many people!
This statue is to be installed on private property in front of the organization's headquarters, yet they have already been threatened with bureaucratic red tape and even possible lawsuits from the politically correct police.

There is something very, very wrong in this nation right now.


Blogger John Whiteside said...

Forgive me for being cynical but, I don't believe it. It sounds like a "they said this!" with nothing to back it up - a letter, anything - designed to rile up the (donation-providing) membership base.

Their web site seems to operate in this vein - for example, and article claiming FBI analysis of some of Thomas Jefferson's documents changes 'everything' he said about separation of church and state - but no pesky details to explain what precisely they claim he said.

This is not very credible.

5/10/2006 2:33 AM  

Anonymous Chrunemyr said...

I agree with John, it seems very unlikely. Why is the government complaining about posting the ten commandments on private property? Did he include a photo of the statue?

And how much money did he ask you to send him to help win this battle?

From other things I've read from John Schenck, I would take anything he said with a grain of salt. In this case, maybe the whole shaker.

5/18/2006 11:43 AM  

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