Pelosi and White House “Drop the Ball” on Miller/San Fran Brew-Ha-Ha, Says Catholic League
Posted by Bob Skilnik on September 29, 2007
A controversial advertisement for a San Francisco festival that depicts the Last Supper as a sadomasochism party falls within the First Amendment and is not harmful to Christianity, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday.
Pelosi was asked by a reporter from CNSNews about the local implications of the Folsum leather spectacle and the using of funds from city’s hotel tax, which helps to sponsor the event. “Do you think that it’s fair to tax everyone who visits San Francisco and stays in a hotel to support the fair?” asked the reporter.
“Well that’s not really a local question,” replied the House Speaker, herself a Catholc. “That’s a constitutional question. That’s a religious question. That’s as big a global question as you can ask. I’m a big believer in First Amendment and therefore, as I said in my statement, I do not believe that Christianity has been harmed by the Folsom Street Fair advertising.”
New Whitehouse spokesperson Dana Perino also tried to distance the President from jumping into the fray when asked by Baltimore reporter Les Kinsolving to comment on the Miller boycott. Before Perino could answer, NBC reporter Kelly O’Donnell stormed out of the room muttering her disapproval of Kinsolving’s question.
“Well, you’re clearing the room, Les,” noted Perino. “I’m going to decline to comment.”
Now just imagine if this was a take-off on the Muslim faith? Christians are easy targets. Muslims might blow them up.
Where do you think Pelosi and the White House would stand on all of this if Muzzies were lampooned? Once again, Christians are targets to be mocked while politicians simply blow this all off as an annoyance.
I need a beer.