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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Victory for Common Sense

By David Davenport

"It's rare, but score one for Washington bureaucrats who actually recognized the voice of common sense and listened.

You may have heard about this summer's new policy removing religious books from prison libraries out of fear that fundamentalist texts encouraging violence were part of their collections. Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater--and many did talk and go to court, pointing out that such a policy was overly broad.

In the face of lawsuits, the federal prison folks now say religious books can stay, but only until experts finish a list of what's acceptable. We'd better keep an eye on the list makers, in case they feel that stories about prison doors opening and chains falling off the Apostle Paul and his brethren from the book of Acts are unacceptable.

Crazier things have happened when political correctness and Washington censors are turned loose on religion."


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