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For justice or just us?
When some leading Christian conservatives threw their weight behind Republican efforts recently to speed Senate approval of judicial nominees of President Bush, they subtitled their widely viewed “Justice Sunday” rally at a Kentucky church “Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith.”

The rally, at a 6,000-member church in Louisville, might not have caused such a fuss in America’s ongoing culture wars except that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist spoke via videotape—thus enlisting Christian right heavy-hitters for his political threat to undercut the filibuster tactics used by Democrats to block ten of Bush’s most controversial nominees.

The outrage expressed by liberal-to-moderate church leaders in news conferences and a counterrally in Louisville seemed partly stirred by the implication that “people of faith” include only judges, clergy and activists on the ideological right.

 

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