Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bosma, Give It a Rest!

Fresh on the heals of Matthew Tully's column on the disorganized mess that is the Marion County GOP, House Speaker Brian Bosma is still gnashing his teeth about the recent judge's ruling banning prayer in the Indian Statehouse. News outlets are reporting that Bosma has called in the Attorney General to file motions to change the ruling and put/or put it on hold. Brian! Give it a rest!

Look, if you guys hadn't been pushing the limits of a house prayer by having a hand-waving, hallalujah-yelling, 15-minute Gospel invocation, you wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. I'm all for an invocation, but as state legislators, you of *all* people need to be respectful of other people's beliefs. Christian right-wing tunnel vision is what got you in this mess to begin with. Plus, let's just say if my workday started with a mandatory gospel hand clapping sermon that got louder and more rowdy each time, I'd be upset, too. I consider myself a good believer and a Republican, but I was offended (and embarrassed) just listening to the sound byte of the "invocation" in question. I would have walked out of that session right along with the others. It was completely inappropriate in the statehouse.

And you know what more inappropriate? The hoops you're jumping through to get this decision overturned. You pushed it. Take your lumps for it. Let's move on. The state has more important business to get to.


At Thu Dec 15, 10:41:00 AM, Anonymous Tired of it too said...


At Thu Dec 15, 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

And I'm disappointed to see that Steve Carter is going to waste taxpayer dollars to appeal the judge's ruling.

At Thu Dec 15, 05:50:00 PM, Blogger Brian D. said...

As Steve Carter is the state's head attorney he has to represent the state of Indiana and government when appealing a case.

Don't blame him, blame the guy wanting to appeal.

At Thu Dec 15, 09:24:00 PM, Blogger braingirl said...

Sure, but part of Carter's role as AG is to advise his "clients" when it's not a good idea -- and in this case, it's just a stupid idea. Sadly, the party should be helping back Bosma down from this also and they're not. Even Mitch is smart to stay out of it.

At Sun Dec 18, 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Brian D. said...

Trust me, one lawyer (Carter) trying to convince another lawyer (Bosma) of a different course of action for a lawsuit is easier said than done.

Doctors make the worst patients and lawyers make the worst clients. We always like to be right!


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