March 28, 2010

Profaning the Sabbath

Bachmann.jpgFor better or worse, the health care reform legislation that politicians in the U.S. have been debating intensely is now law. But that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some of the highlights of the debate.

A couple weeks ago, reader favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) did an interview with right-wing extremist radio host Michael Savage. Worried that one of the key health care reform votes might actually take place on a Sunday, Bachmann had this to say:
For people who are Christians this is the Easter season called Lent and on Sunday, on the Sabbath, they’re going to force pro-life democrats to take a vote on the Sabbath to force all Americans to pay for other people’s abortions against their will and violate their moral conscience. They are going to profane the Sabbath.
Never mind that Republican claims about health care legislation and abortion have been thoroughly fact checked and found to be void of any factual basis, Bachmann continues to repeat them. But I must say that I love the "profane the Sabbath" part. In fact, I think I will profane the Sabbath today by working.

H/T to Dispatches From the Culture Wars

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