Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ken Blackwell: That Darn Jew Chai Feldblum is pogroming us Christians


What is a “pogrom” it’s the word that describes anti-Jewish raids by Cossacks and others in czarist Russia, but a programmatic pogrom best describes what is happening right now.
In Washington, President Obama’s nominee to the federal EEOC, Prof. Chai Feldblum of Georgetown University, is blunt: If there’s a clash between the gay agenda and religious liberty, your liberties lose. If confirmed, she would be in position to pursue the pogrom nationwide.

My great-great-grandparents fled from Eastern Europe to Israel (or rather the British Mandate of Palestine), France and the United States because they were going to be killed

And you have the chutzpah to say Chai Feldblum, descendant of a long line of Orthodox rabbis, who's father survived the Shoah in Lithuania and came here later, is fomenting a pogrom against Christians because they might be subjected to civil rights laws. But seriously, Professor Feldblum has also testified before Congress for religious liberty

Hence the legal and prudential challenge before Congress today. There is still, I believe, widespread substantive agreement across broad spectrums of society that -- as a matter of public policy, and as a matter of respect for the tradition of religious liberty in this country -- greater protection should be available to individuals who may be subject to a law that requires them to engage in some action their religion prohibits, or that prohibits them from engaging in some action their religion requires or encourages. Moreover, as a matter of policy, I believe there is also widespread agreement that, while there should not be absolute protection of religious liberty in such circumstances, the government should generally be required to demonstrate that the law at issue is narrowly tailored to a compelling government interest.

Oh, no! At worst, you might have to let the nigra race into your churches; oh, wait, that was different, huh?

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