10/14/2005

Daily Kos: It Is George Bush's Fault That We Have To Talk About religion

It Is George Bush's Fault That We Have To Talk About This
by Armando
Wed Oct 12, 2005 at 10:54:33 PM CDT

Today George Bush said:

People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers. Part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion.

Because he said that now we have to talk about this:

Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is among a group of congregants of a Dallas evangelical church who recently broke away due to differences over church rules and worship styles. The group of about 200, led by former Valley View Christian Church pastor Ron Key, formed their own church about a month ago and have been meeting on Sundays at a hotel in Dallas.

Miers has worshipped as a Catholic and attended Episcopalian and Presbyterian services, according to Judge Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, who has dated Miers. She has been a congregant at Valley View for some 25 years and in 1979 was baptized by full immersion, consistent with the church's beliefs.

The church opposes abortion and Hecht indicated that Miers shares those views, including the belief that life begins at conception. "It was Harriet thinking things through on her own," Hecht said.

Valley View recently changed its pastor, with Barry McCarty replacing Key. "He had a different vision for the church," Hecht said in a telephone interview. "We decided to go a different way." Key, the pastor since the 1980s, said he left Valley View over philosophical differences and differences over worship styles and church governance. Since then, Miers has "called and encouraged me a couple of times," Key said.

Gawd I hate Bush for this.

Daily Kos: It Is George Bush's Fault That We Have To Talk About This

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