Friday, August 20, 2010

Tim Kaine Uses "Religious Freedom" To Support Victory Mosque, But Fired Chaplains For Praying "In Jesus Name"

DNC Chair and former part-time Governor of Virginia Tim Kaine took offense at former (and we wish he still was) New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani's strong opposition to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque on DNBC yesterday (Freedom's Lighthouse via Gateway Pundit).

Democrat National Committee Chair Tim Kaine told Andrea Mitchell Thursday that if the Ground Zero Victory Mosque was a “synagogue or church” there would be no controversy. Kaine then went on to blather something about no controversy can be made with Islam. He was reacting to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opposition to the Victory Mosque at Ground Zero.
Never mind that a Greek Orthodox Church destroyed from the rubble of the World Trade Center is not being allowed to rebuild.

Kaine is another one of those phony liberals who has now become a champion of "religious freedom," only when it comes to the Victory Mosque. Never mind that this is not an issue of "religious freedom" but the sensitivity to families who lost loved ones there, as well as an Imam who promotes Islamic Sharia Law, which is not compatible with our Constitution.

But there are two issues none of the Lapdog Media, who are clearly on the side of the Victory Mosque, will confront Kaine on.

Tim Kaine does not have a problem with Wahhabist mosques that have been tied to radical Islam and terror attacks. Earlier this year, he had been invited to an April fundraiser for the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, VA; along with a couple of Fairfax County Supervisors, and Democrat Congressmen Jim Moron and "Jihad" Gerry Connolly.

Dar Al-Hijrah was a mosque where two of the 9/11 hijackers attended, and where radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was Imam until 2002. Al-Awlaki is linked also to the Ft. Hood jihadist, who also attended his sermons, and the Christmas Day underwear bomber. Kaine, Moron and other invited Democrats did not attend after Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy and the Virginia Anti-Sharia Task Force sent faxes to them and made the public aware. Connolly never responded to the groups and it is not know if he attended the fundraiser.

But when it comes to "religious freedom," Tim Kaine, like most of the phony liberals supporting the victory mosque, has a problem with Christians praying "in Jesus' name."

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is defending why his administration forced the sudden resignation of five Virginia State Police Chaplains because they prayed publicly "in Jesus' name." Police Superintendent Col. W. Steven Flaherty single-handedly created then enforced a strict "non-sectarian" prayer policy at all public gatherings, censoring and excluding Christian prayers, then accepted the resignation of five chaplains who refused to deny Jesus or violate their conscience by watering down their prayers.

...Defending Flaherty's persecution of Christian Chaplains, Governor Kaine pretended he himself was being persecuted, saying through his spokesman: "It is disappointing that Del. Griffith would make such a political attack on Gov. Kaine about his faith."

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, who was also fired in 2007 for praying "in Jesus name" in uniform (but won the victory in the U.S. Congress for other military chaplains), weighed in:

"Governor Kaine campaigned like a Christian to get our votes. But now, instead of governing like a Christian, or respecting his own chaplains' First Amendment rights, his administration forced the resignation of five police chaplains, simply because they prayed publicly 'in Jesus' name.' These five chaplains lost their jobs for honoring Christ. They're heroes of the faith, because they refused to deny Jesus when ordered to by the Kaine administration. If they contact me, they will be honored through my web-site: And now Governor Kaine pretends he's the martyr, because we question why his administration forced them to resign for praying to Jesus? He's still got a job, they don't. Governor Kaine isn't the martyr, he's the persecutor."
Proving how those who make the "religious tolerance" argument in support of the Victory Mosque are full of it.


Larry Sheldon said...

Do you mean he fired silent film artists (Chaplins) or Religious officers (Chaplains)?

MaroonedinMarin said...

Chaplains: Thanks Larry!