Onward Christian Soldier

Earlier today in the comments of Bill's post, I noted why I don't think that House Resolution 847, "Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith," is innocuous, even though it's not making new law: Its point is to reassert Christian supremacy in America. Despite not explicitly stating that Christianity is superior to every other religion (or the lack thereof), the mere fact that Congress is not passing admittedly vacuous resolutions decreeing other religions of "great significance" and global importance serves as a de facto commentary on Christianity's superiority.

(And here I noted that I'm not remotely convinced that a government overtly sanctioning such feelings of supremacy has nothing to do with despicable shit like "Happy Hanukkah" eliciting a beating.)

Enter HR 847's author, Rep. Steve King (R-Asswipe) to prove me right.

Though his spokesman had insisted that King merely "thought it was important to honor Christmas," King went on Fox News today to denounce the "assault on Christmas" launched by secularists who want to "eradicate Christ from Christmas."

Ignoring the Constitution, King claimed America is really a "Christian nation":
I recognized that we're a Christian nation founded on Christian principles, and we're coming up to Christmastime. … It's time we stood up and said so, and said to the rest of America, Be who you are and be confident. And let's worship Christ and let's celebrate Christmas for the right reasons.
In his tirade, King attacked the nine "liberal Democrat" "naysayers" who voted against the bill. "I would like to know how they can vote yes on Ramadan, yes on the Indian religions, and no on Christianity, when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christian," he said.
King also claimed that Christianity is the "core of Western civilization" and asserted "I think there's an assault on Christianity in America." Not to point out the obvious or anything, but when you can pass a Congressional resolution honoring Christianity and one of its major holidays with only nine dissenters, that's pretty much categorically undeniable evidence that Christianity is, in fact, not under assault in America.

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