Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Our Dominionist Justice Department

Fast-Riser’s High Hopes and Sudden Fall

Reading about the Justice Dept resignation of K. Kyle Sampson in the NYTimes, I came across this rather stunningly horrific statement:

...In 2002 Mr. Sampson told the Brigham Young University news service that he admired Mr. Bush because the president recognized that politics and religious beliefs could not be separated. “He really means it when he says he believes that we shouldn’t chase religion from the public square,” Mr. Sampson was quoted as saying...

Awesome! Religious beliefs and politics cannot be separated! That means a top aid of the Attorney General doesn't understand how this country was founded or what the Constitution is about. This article is one of those typical Times bio-pieces that frequently paints fawning portraits of fundamentalist authoritarians, even when they have resigned or been indicted. In it we learn that Sampson is literally steeped in conservative politics, and used his position to usher other Morman and extremest friends of his into the Whitehouse.

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