Skip to comments.Democrats Block Resolution to Commend Pope
Posted on 04/17/2008 6:44:21 AM PDT by yoe
A reliable GOP aide informs Townhall that Senate Democrats are blocking a measure to commend Pope Benedict XVI because of controversial religious language used in the text of the resolution.a,pa.
The Pope arrived in Washington Wednesday for a six-day visit to the United States. He delivered an address on the White House South Lawn that morning to praise the America for preserving religious freedom at home and abroad.
The Senate has so far refrained from passing a similar resolution because at least one Senate Democrat is objecting to the following statements contained in the Senates resolution to welcome the Pope:
"Whereas Pope Benedict XVI has spoken approvingly of the vibrance of religious faith in the United States, a faith nourished by a constitutional commitment to religious liberty that neither attempts to strip our public spaces of religious expression nor denies the ultimate source of our rights and liberties"
"Whereas Pope Benedict XVI has spoken out for the weak and vulnerable, witnessing to the value of each and every human life;"
The Senate resolution has bipartisan sponsorship. Republican Sen. Sam Brownback (R.-Kans.) introduced the resolution on April 15. It is cosponsored by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey (Pa.). Both senators are Catholic.
The was offered for passage by unanimous consent, meaning the Senate could pass it without a vote, through a procedure called hotlining. The resolution could not be hotlined, however, because of Democratic objections to the statements listed above.
Until Democrats lift their objections, or the resolution is modified, it remains in limbo.
The aide tells Townhall, I guess the Democrats look down on those who cling to religious liberty and value life. Makes me bitter.
Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) has faced fierce criticism over the past week because he suggested to supporters at a private fundraiser in San Francisco bitter Americans cling to wedge voting issues like gun rights, faith and border security when faced with economic hardship.
The democrats would veto “The Second Coming” if it was announced by Archangel Gabriel.
Ping! Anti-Christian Democrats up to the same ole same ole!
>> the resolution ... remains in limbo.
Punny Catholic humor?
Who? Who? Every day I hate the procedural secrecy of Congress even more. I can understand why Congressional hearings on defense or intelligence have to be classified, but why are the names of who proposes or stops legislation, who drops in earmarks, or who signs or doesn't sign discharge petitions held more closely than top secret military info?
If a senator wants to stand up and say "Congress has no business commending a religious leader" or even "I oppose the Pope's agenda and I don't want this voted on" I would have far more respect for him that if he sneaks in at night and whispers "Majority leader Reid, I don't want this passed, but keep my name secret."
>> The democrats would veto The Second Coming if it was announced by Archangel Gabriel.
And it would be yet another losing position for them.
So, why have it be by unanimous consent. Get it to the floor and let some demonRATs go on record as opposing it, or at least on record as being absent.
Because that one Democrat coward will not come forward with his/her objection to the resolution, it is fair to blame all the Democrat Senators.
He he he,...
When will they publish a list of the name(s) of those who oppose the resolution?
So democrats kiss jihadi ass, and kiss jihadi bearded faces, but refuse to compliment the Pope.
I’ll bet anything that its Bernie Sanders holding it up.He’s not officialy a Dem, but he’s a godless bolshevik and the mere sight of B16 must drive him beserk.Why do libs all seem to have a nuclear reactor of hatred boiling inside of them all the time?
Democrats reserve Resolutions of Commendation for Communist Dictators. Marxist = New Democrat I wonder if “Neocommicrat” would be a useful descriptive? They like bumper sticker short for their political statements.
The Dems “Thank-you” to American Roman Catholics.
It could be because the libs KNOW that their idology is on its way OUT as more people start to realize those type of values are FALSE and are not LASTING. Rather the values of FAITH are a lasting source of confort and strength.
Dems are a bunch of haters.
A Democrat and a Nazi/Communist are brothers.
There's a lot of that going around.
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