Friday, July 25, 2008

You lie down with dogs ...

-- by Dave

In a way, you have to feel kind of sorry for Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry:

For the past month, Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, has been the subject of an anonymous letter-writing campaign that appears to be run by a white supremacist group called the White Christian Nation.

In June, the group announced that it planned to give Metcalfe its White Christian Soldier Award. He declined the award and denounced the group which already had used his name in publicity postcards for a rally on Aug. 10 in Adams Township Community Park.

Nothing worse than being adopted unwillingly by neo-Nazis. Ah, but how did this happen to come about?

The situation apparently stems from remarks Metcalfe made on the House floor last month.

Metcalfe is a Christian and social conservative and has been outspoken about his religious beliefs.

Metcalfe held up voting on a routine House proclamation honoring the 60th annual convention in Harrisburg of a Muslim group, saying he wouldn't vote for the measure because Muslims "do not recognize Jesus Christ as God."

I don't feel so sorry for him after all.

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