Thursday, June 30, 2011

Clergy Demand Apology from Missouri Lawmaker; Rep. Akin Said "Hatred of God" Key to Liberalism

The Huffington Post website reports today (June 30, 2011) that religious leaders in Missouri are calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to apologize for claiming a "hatred of God" informs liberal beliefs, and to reconsider his moral priorities.

During a radio interview last week, Akin said he believes that "at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God."

The religious leaders wrote in a statement: "Such insulting pronouncements degrade our nation's political dialogue and are unworthy of a public servant who claims to represent the interests of all of his constituents."

The statement added: "We call on you to apologize, and we pray that you are moved to act in a spirit of civility, compassion, and justice in the future."

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