The Peach

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Not The "Right" Religion

A federal panel urged the federal government to shut down a Saudi supported private school in Virginia yesterday, stating that it was concerned the school was promoting religious intolerance and was a threat to the United States. The commission found that the school has been using the same textbooks that most schools in Saudi Arabia incorporate, and that many of these texts "promote violence against Christians, Jews, Shias and polytheists."

What The Peach finds disconcerting about the whole thing isn't just that the Bush administration continues to herald the Saudi government as a close friend an ally (let's remember that many of the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia). It's that the commission's spokesperson is none other than Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of The Federalist Society, and the head of "Catholic Outreach" at the Republican National Committee. Catholic Outreach, as many of us know, has been a champion of intolerance here in the old US of A for quite some time. But The Peach figures as long as it's Christian intolerance it must be OK.