Friday, April 27, 2018

Paul Ryan forces out House chaplain

Just in case there was the slightest ember of hope in your mind that Republicans actually care about religious freedom and are not just odious hypocritical power-grubbing opportunists, this should extinguish it once and for all:
House Chaplain Patrick Conroy’s sudden resignation has sparked a furor on Capitol Hill, with sources in both parties saying he was pushed out by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). 
Conroy’s own resignation announcement stated that it was done at Ryan’s request.
And why would Paul Ryan want to force out a chaplain who has been in the post for 11 years?  Because he spoke heresy and suggested that the new tax bill should be "fair to all Americans".  (The idea!)  Oh, and because he invited a "Muslim person" (yes, that is an exact quote -- can you imagine someone on Fox News referring to Pat Robertson as a "Christian person"?) to deliver an opening prayer.

No wonder he had to go.  It's bad enough the Jews are crawling around on the House floor, do we really have to let the Muslims in?

No comments: