Oklahoma Legislators Almost Asked President Obama to Condemn Dead Christians May 14, 2015

Oklahoma Legislators Almost Asked President Obama to Condemn Dead Christians

Of course President Obama condemns violence against people of faith (and no faith, for that matter).

Of course he does. I’m sure every elected official would.

But Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern — a Republican, in case you had any doubt — wants it in writing.

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So she submitted House Resolution 1022 to make it official:

… President Obama and the United States Congress should reaffirm our nation’s commitments to promoting and protecting religious freedom around the world and should condemn the increasing number of Christians around the world who are killed because of their faith.

Did you catch that?

The way it’s worded, Kern wanted Obama and Congress to condemn dead Christians (which, I’m sure, the GOP would love since they’d fundraise the hell off of that).

But as The Lost Ogle puts it,

Fortunately, one of the few members in the Oklahoma legislature who knows how to read caught the mistake and alerted Sally Kern to the error before she embarrassed us yet again.

The amended version of the bill now reads:

… President Obama and the United States Congress should reaffirm our nation’s commitments to promoting and protecting religious freedom around the world and should condemn the killing of increasing number of Christians around the world who are killed because of their faith.

That still sounds awful: Condemn the killing of people who are killed!

More importantly, none of that will actually accomplish anything. (It’s the Oklahoma way.) Regardless, the resolution passed through the House unanimously, with several members excused from the vote.

So in case you were wondering if pandering to Christians still works, yes. Yes it does.

(Thanks to Beau for the link)

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