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Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers
The John Conyers Website ^ | 11/3/2003 | agitate

Posted on 11/03/2003 1:27:31 PM PST by Agitate

Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers



Please write your congressional representative about Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). Click here for the Congress.org link.

The language concerning “religiously intolerant remarks” amounts to censorship of Christian, as well as other beliefs. The resolution is a knee-jerk reaction to Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin’s exercise of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion in his own church. Proposing such a bill is the worst kid of appeasement to a group that is aggressively intolerant to non-Muslims around the world and promotes its own religious agenda right here in the USA.

We cannot allow a secularist policy of appeasement to dictate how we practice our religion in the name of “tolerance.” Moreover, the resolution itself is intolerant. Americans should react with outrage to the potential for censoring and regulating our personal convictions and our right to practice them openly.

John Conyers (extremely buggy) webpage:
John Conyers, Democrat, Michigan

Here's a PDF of the resolution:
Resloution 418 in PDF format

Here's a link to easily write your congressman:
Congress.org petition against this document of appeasement

Here's the petition from the Arab American Institute, urging support of this resolution:
Congress.org Muslim support petition



Supporters of this resolultion include:
The resolution is currently cosponsored by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Betty McCullom (D-MN), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA), and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA), Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Rep. Marty Meehan (D-MA).



Click here to write your Congressman urging him or her NOT to support this resolution:
Congress.org petition against this document of appeasement


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Here's the resolution itself:

IV

108TH CONGRESS



1ST SESSION H. RES. 419

Condemning religiously intolerant remarks and calling on the President to clearly censure and reassign Lieutenant General Boykin for his religiously intolerant remarks.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OCTOBER 28, 2003

Mr. CONYERS (for himself, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. KUCINICH, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. WEINER, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Mr. WEXLER, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Ms. WATERS, Ms. LEE, Mr. HONDA, Ms. LOFGREN, Ms. WATSON, Mr. HINCHEY, and Mr. MEEHAN) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

RESOLUTION

Condemning religiously intolerant remarks and calling on the President to clearly censure and reassign Lieutenant General Boykin for his religiously intolerant remarks. Whereas Lieutenant General William Boykin, United States Army, who is currently serving as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and War-Fighting Support, has recently made a number of intolerant remarks against people of the Islamic faith while wearing his military uniform during numerous public addresses;

Whereas those remarks by Lieutenant General Boykin include the following: Islamic extremists hate the United States because ‘‘we’re a Christian nation’’; ‘‘Our spiritual enemy will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus’’; President Bush ‘‘is in the White House because God put him there’’; ‘‘I knew that my God was a real God, and [the Muslim God] was an idol’’; ‘‘The enemy that has come against our nation is a spiritual enemy’’ named Satan;

Whereas Islam is a monotheistic faith, a faith whose followers are an integral part of the social fabric of America and many other countries;

Whereas the position currently held by Lieutenant General Boykin requires him to interact routinely with Muslims from all over the world;

Whereas Lieutenant General Boykin has failed to retract his remarks or to issue a full apology for those controversial and divisive statements;

Whereas the remarks made by Lieutenant General Boykin have impaired the image of the United States worldwide and threaten to endanger United States forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; and

Whereas such remarks by a high-ranking military official undermine the war on terrorism by insulting Muslim allies of the United States and Muslim citizens of the United States, including those Muslim citizens in the United States Armed Forces: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) condemns bigotry and intolerance against any religious group, including people of the Islamic faith; and

(2) calls on the President—

(A) to clearly censure Lieutenant General William Boykin, United States Army, for his religiously intolerant remarks against people of the Islamic faith; and

(B) to reassign Lieutenant General Boykin to a new position in which his views will not im- pact United States Government policy decisions toward Muslims.





******Apologies to anyone I may have pinged inappropriately******

1 posted on 11/03/2003 1:27:36 PM PST by Agitate
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To: Agitate
I'm so glad Congress doesn't have anything better to do with it's time. NOT!

2 posted on 11/03/2003 1:29:28 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Of course I have time for you. If you don't ask, you'll never know that.)
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To: Agitate
Domestic Enemies of the Constitution.
3 posted on 11/03/2003 1:29:28 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Agitate
Here's a good question. If a member of THe House brought up a resolution censuring Jesse Jackson for his "Hymie-Town" remark, would the same members of Congress jump all over co-sponsorship?
4 posted on 11/03/2003 1:29:42 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Mouthing support for the workingman is one of the best ways to avoid actually being one.)
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To: Agitate
This bill should be aborted.
5 posted on 11/03/2003 1:29:50 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules.)
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To: *war_list; *TerrOrWar; *Islamic_violence; *Patriot List; *Catholic_list; *Christian list; ...
Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers

1ST SESSION H. RES. 419
"Condemning religiously intolerant remarks and calling on the President to clearly censure and reassign Lieutenant General Boykin for his religiously intolerant remarks. "
6 posted on 11/03/2003 1:30:25 PM PST by Agitate ("You will know the truth, and the truth will make you mad.")
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To: Agitate
Imagine Congress asking leaders to apologize to the Nazis during WWII when our leaders claimed God was on our side.

Imagine the Continental Congress asking Thomas Jefferson to apologize when he implied in the Declaration of Independence that God was on the side of the colonists.
7 posted on 11/03/2003 1:30:30 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: MoJo2001
Lets thank God these peeps are not in the majority.
8 posted on 11/03/2003 1:31:10 PM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: Agitate
lmao--all Democrats. They just make it so easy to ridicule them. What morons.
9 posted on 11/03/2003 1:31:24 PM PST by jonalvy44
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To: Agitate
I expectorate in the direction of each of the sponsors.
10 posted on 11/03/2003 1:31:46 PM PST by MEG33
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To: RKV
anyone have a news contact list already made to mail about this?
11 posted on 11/03/2003 1:31:50 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Universal Enemies of Truth
12 posted on 11/03/2003 1:32:33 PM PST by Guillermo (Go 'Dawgs, Sic 'Em!)
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To: Agitate
how does an asshole like this get elected
13 posted on 11/03/2003 1:32:56 PM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America, treasonous everytime they speak)
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To: The Wizard
Disgusting. I think one of them gets elected when a bunch of other ones vote for him.

Gum

14 posted on 11/03/2003 1:35:04 PM PST by ChewedGum (http://king-of-fools.com)
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To: The Wizard
Look at who his constituents are.
15 posted on 11/03/2003 1:35:14 PM PST by tubavil
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To: Agitate
Hijack the resolution and amend it to censure John Conyers.
16 posted on 11/03/2003 1:35:22 PM PST by My2Cents ("Bush reminds me of Churchill...." -- Sen. Zell Miller, D-Georgia)
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To: Agitate
note sent to my Congressman...thx for the heads up!
17 posted on 11/03/2003 1:35:45 PM PST by jonalvy44
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To: Agitate
ass
18 posted on 11/03/2003 1:36:33 PM PST by RISU
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To: Agitate
That anyone would apologize to these vermin. Can this resolution be printed on toilette paper?
19 posted on 11/03/2003 1:36:34 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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Comment #20 Removed by Moderator

To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Yet another two-fer ping on the B/C & JD! lists...
21 posted on 11/03/2003 1:39:30 PM PST by mhking
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To: Agitate
Anyone who uses the terms intolerant, multicultural and diversity is an enemy of the Constitution.



22 posted on 11/03/2003 1:40:45 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (Screw 'the security' plan in Iraq. It's time to 'go Saddam' on their medieval asses...)
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To: Agitate
Whereas;
John Conyers is a race baiting hatemonger

AND

Whereas John Conyers is muckraking all the time for personal political gain;

AND

Whereas John Conyers ought to be totaly ashamed of himself and all others who would gladly trash the career of honorable Officers who are dedicated to our nations security

AND

Wheras harnesing the intellectual power of John Conyers would not be enough energy to punch out of a wet paper bag;

BE IT RESOLVED;
That John Conyers be laughed out of the rotunda, held up as an example of what not to be, ridiculed and rightly returned to his district for recall by people of common sense.

23 posted on 11/03/2003 1:40:45 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: MissAmericanPie
I do believe they are, each and every one, hoping for some Moslem contributions to their re-election coffers. The bleeps.
24 posted on 11/03/2003 1:40:45 PM PST by Judith Anne (Cyanide, mercury, and botulinum toxin are medically and industrially useful friends to mankind.)
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To: Agitate
Gee any muslims in the good congresspersons district he needs to score points with?
How much PAC money from CAIR and its minons flowing in from Saudi Arabia into the good
congressman's pockets?
25 posted on 11/03/2003 1:42:38 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Agitate
looks like the majority of the co-sponsors come from the Socialist caucus
26 posted on 11/03/2003 1:43:07 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: ClintonBeGone
I thank God none of these morons represent me in Congress. I do pity those that have to suffer under their "leadership". Although, you've gotta wonder why they keep voting these morons in.
27 posted on 11/03/2003 1:43:38 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Of course I have time for you. If you don't ask, you'll never know that.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Excuse. At MoJo's house we refer to them as THE UPPITY NEGRO ESTABLISHMENT.

The rest of us colored folks aren't invited to be in that club. We aren't that kind of "special". Thank God!
28 posted on 11/03/2003 1:44:44 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Of course I have time for you. If you don't ask, you'll never know that.)
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To: MoJo2001
The people who claim to be in the worst shape financially, physically and morally seem to elect guys like Conyers who only makes their situation worse.
29 posted on 11/03/2003 1:44:56 PM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: Agitate
There should be a resolution censuring Senator Schumer for criticizing the "deeply held beliefs" of a certain judicial candidate (referring to his traditional Catholic belief in the wrongfulness of abortion and homosexual activity).
30 posted on 11/03/2003 1:45:42 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Agitate
Sounds like the religiously intolerant bigots of Washington have all chimed in....
31 posted on 11/03/2003 1:45:42 PM PST by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Agitate
Yeah, they will censure Boykin but not Kennedy. I find Kennedy's remarks against my President far more disturbing than Boykin's remarks against my enemy.
32 posted on 11/03/2003 1:47:07 PM PST by Toespi
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To: ClintonBeGone
I have my own drama in my district. I'm "gifted" to be under the leadership of Bobby "Do Nothing For the Brothas" Scott. It's all good in his neighborhood. Screw the rest of us.

The day that man gets voted out of office YOU WILL KNOW THAT THE FABULOUSLY TANNED SECTION OF AMERICA is waking up. Until then, you can just listen to Mojo complain about how much she loathes each one of them. UGH!

You have it absolutely right.
33 posted on 11/03/2003 1:47:27 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Of course I have time for you. If you don't ask, you'll never know that.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
And I believe that in a dimrat controlled House Conyers would be chairman of Ways and Means would he not? Just imagine the likes of this man in a position of real power. That really is a scary thought.
34 posted on 11/03/2003 1:47:40 PM PST by scory
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To: Toespi
Kennedy is a a "feel their pain" kind of Democrat. After all, if you don't agree with you..he'll drive you over the bridge. Oops! That was insensitive. Damn. Hehe!
35 posted on 11/03/2003 1:48:37 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Of course I have time for you. If you don't ask, you'll never know that.)
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To: Agitate
If my memory serves right, the Hon. Conyers was also listed as a 'Party Member' on the American Communist Party website.
36 posted on 11/03/2003 1:50:41 PM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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To: Agitate
Conyers is a Socialist, and should be ignored - completely!
37 posted on 11/03/2003 1:51:43 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: The Wizard
Because he is representative of the "Ignorant assholes" who vote for him. They are not the brightest bulbs in the pack, but they hate real good. This man has said some of the most absurb utterances that have ever come out of a man's mouth in the House. You probably have to have an IQ of 40 in order to be in his district. This way you won't embarras your representative by mataching his IQ of 50. Go Bless America where even idiots have representation.
38 posted on 11/03/2003 1:54:17 PM PST by Yankereb
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To: Agitate
Boykin is being used as a political piñata by the Democrats.

I wonder how long Boykin can stand the heat before he quits. I hope he stays put.

39 posted on 11/03/2003 1:55:34 PM PST by george wythe
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To: Agitate
Is this resolution a violation of the 1st amendment? Congress shall make no law abridging(sp) free speech...

Don't you have to be a member of congress to be censured?

Someone help a brother out here please.

Isn't this type of stuff giving aid and comfort to the enemy?

If Chesty Puller and Patton were alive today the Democrats would have their panties in a serious bunch.

Why not censure Sen KKK Byrd droppings for his use of the N-Word on the Senate floor on national TV?
40 posted on 11/03/2003 1:59:25 PM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black, white or hispanic the jihadists are trying to kill us all, you better recognize!)
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To: george wythe
"Boykin is being used as a political piñata by the Democrats.

And if the Republicans in charge would grow a pair, any Dim(or anyone else for that matter), who was criticizing Boykin, would be removed from office by the voters of this country. At least the ones who were not Pro-Muslim/Anti-American anyway. Any idiotic politician who votes to censure Boykin will not get my vote, and I will actively campaign to see they do not get elected.

41 posted on 11/03/2003 2:07:04 PM PST by JustAnAmerican
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To: Agitate
I think I'll write my congressman and ask him to introduce a bill commending and thanking General Boykin for his forthrightness and courage in telling the unvarnished truth about the Satanic cult called Islam. I wonder how many Republican co-sponsors he would get?

But it might not be such a good idea. El Presidente might have him drummed out of the GOP if he did such a thing so soon after that taxpayer-funded White House dinner celebrating Ramadamadingdong, or whatever they call it. You know the one I mean, that Islamic "holy" month Iraqi muslims just celebrated by murdering 15 of our fellow Americans.

42 posted on 11/03/2003 2:09:33 PM PST by epow
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To: Agitate
bookmark
43 posted on 11/03/2003 2:10:01 PM PST by wizardoz ("SERENITY NOW!!!")
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To: rdb3
Your frat brother at work again.
44 posted on 11/03/2003 2:15:34 PM PST by mafree
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To: Agitate
Government Sanctioned Censorship and Religious Intolerance (but only for Christians) BUMP!
45 posted on 11/03/2003 2:16:24 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Agitate
Can we filibuster?
46 posted on 11/03/2003 2:16:31 PM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Agitate
Patrice Lumumba would have been so proud. The list of the supporters of the resolution constitute a large number of the Congressional vipers we hold so dearly to our breast.
47 posted on 11/03/2003 2:18:17 PM PST by Dionysius
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To: JustAnAmerican
And if the Republicans in charge would grow a pair

Don't encourage me to post what I really think about this circus.

Seeing a complete innocent man being chastised in public for speaking the truth in a private meeting at a church... it gets my blood boiling.

He said that the his God was more powerful than the "God" of terrorists who dragged American soldiers in the streets of Mogadishu.

Is that controversial? Of course not. Nevertheless, it's been spun as if Boykin had said that his God was not the same as the God of all the Muslims.

As you know, once a feeding frenzy starts, the Leftist hyenas will not stop until they taste blood.

Utterly disgusting.

And the mealy-mouthed Republicans will wash their hands like Pontius Pilate.

48 posted on 11/03/2003 2:20:52 PM PST by george wythe
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To: Thane_Banquo
Not necessary to say sorry, the German Army beat us to "Gott MiT Uns".


49 posted on 11/03/2003 2:27:09 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: Agitate
Thanks for posting this. I have sent a note to Conyers who claims to represent my district.
50 posted on 11/03/2003 2:30:47 PM PST by Moleman
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