April 19, 2005
What is it about religion that gets the left so upset?
Next Sunday, a group of Christian political activists is assembling to raise the issue of federal judges and what they are doing to this country.
Senate majority leader Bill Frist is scheduled to speak to them.
From the reaction, you would think he’s going to call for a resurrection of the inquisition.
The New York Times and Washington Post lead editorials – one Friday, one Saturday -- advised Frist not to speak.
The Times was particularly exercised that the group might think liberals are irreligious.
Of course, when preachers come out in favor of policies the Times and Post support, these newspapers and other liberals are glad to have their voice.
So, it isn’t about religion, per se, that offends these journalistic oracles.
It’s the policy they endorse or oppose.
If the policy is favored by the newspapers, they support religious involvement.
If it isn’t, then they’re against it.
Senator Frist should speak his peace.
It’s called the first amendment.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.