Tuesday, July 20, 2004

It is easier to destroy than to create

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

"I think it is despicable that the ACLU would file a lawsuit to destroy a veterans memorial when American men and women are again risking their lives in war zones at this very time," said Roger Baldwin.

I think so, too.

The San Bernadino County's article seems reasonably balanced for something produced by major media. It's a refreshing change.

If an energetic person feels like researching the veracity of this Congressional Record of Sept 20, 1961, I'd be interested in the results.

In 1948, the Reverend Heist protested the withdrawal of the use of their hall by Occidental College to an identified Communist poet, Langston Hughes, who was to speak on a poem of his entitled, "Goodbye, Christ," which called for "Christ, Jesus, Lord God Jehovah" to "beat it" and "make way for a new guy named Marx, Communist Lenin, Peasant Stalin, and worker me." (Reference: Hollywood Citizen News, February 26, 1948.) This would not be a strange protest from an atheistic Communist, but when it comes from a Methodist minister?

Some fairly well-known politician is also a fan of Langston Hughes.

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