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ALERT: Surprise vote TODAY on anti-Jesus, pro-Allah Judge‏

From my friend Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt:

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Senate Committee QUIETLY Schedules THURSDAY Vote on Anti-Jesus Judge:

My friend Mat Staver at Liberty Counsel just alerted me that secretly, quietly, and suddenly, (while everybody else is focused on the Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and they might think we’re not paying attention), the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote TODAY, THURSDAY, 4 JUNE, about confirming Judge David Hamilton, the anti-Jesus Judge, the same judge who issued controversial rulings banning public prayers offered “in Jesus name,” and hastening the abortion of unborn children.  If approved at this Thursday Committee vote, Hamilton will be forwarded to the full Senate, where he may soon be promoted to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the same court that overruled his aggressive, activist, liberal decisions for years.

To confirm this, I personally just called the Senate Judiciary Committee staff, and personally spoke to a professional staffer who works for Senator Sessions (the ranking minority member), and he confirmed that YES, Judge David Hamilton’s confirmation is “ripe” for a vote, and if any Republican Senators dare show up at the Committee meeting, they will sadly forfeit their right to invoke Quorum rules (which could prevent a vote if all Republicans simply walked out), and so instead the committee WILL LIKELY VOTE UP OR DOWN TODAY whether to forward Hamilton to the entire Senate, where he still faces the threat of filibuster by our heroic friend Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).  
 

ANTI-JESUS, BUT PRO-ALLAH?Thank God, we took action in 2007 and provided legal arguments to the Indiana Attorney General who appealed to the 7th Circuit Court and WE WON a 2-1 decision overruling Hamilton, restoring the right to pray “in Jesus name” in Indiana.  But if Obama succeeds in promoting Hamilton to the same court that overruled him, that good reversal will be in jeopardy.     Judge Hamilton is the worst of Obama’s 15 new liberal appeals court appointees. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals covers Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois.  Since most cases never reach the Supreme Court, the federal appellate circuits often provide the last word on cases affecting life and liberty.

 Judge Hamilton wrote: “The injunction orders the Speaker…that the prayers should not use Christ’s name or title or any other denominational appeal…If those offering prayers in the Indiana House of Representatives choose to use the Arabic ‘Allah’…the court sees little risk that the choice of language would advance a particular religion or disparage others.”

In other words, Judge Hamilton ruled the words “Jesus” or “Christ” are illegal words, prohibited for public speech, banned by the First Amendment, which somehow forbids freedom of religious expression, and makes Christian prayers ILLEGAL, but prayers to Allah are LEGAL in a public forum. (What crazy version of the First Amendment is he reading?)

 

We’re now the leading national voice against Hamilton, and we’re getting traction toward a successful Senate filibuster that can stop Hamilton’s confirmation, much to the horror of many liberal groups (including the National Abortion Rights Action League who is actively campaigning FOR Hamilton).   But together, we can be a louder voice. 

(Or please just donate to help us during the Supreme Court battle to replace Justice Souter, since we are a leading voice of opposition to activist judges.)

READ THE FACTS:

The Judicial Confirmation Network quickly opposed Hamilton’s nomination, stating that “President Obama’s first nominee to the federal appeals courts — specifically the appeals court based in Chicago — is an ultra-liberal named David Hamilton who is a former fundraiser for ACORN and former leader of the Indiana chapter of the ACLU. He was nominated to the district court bench by President Clinton even though he had no judicial experience and was rated as ‘not qualified’ by the American Bar Association.”
Now newly promoted Judiciary Committee ranking minority Member Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), agrees with pro-faith Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), that we should oppose and filibuster Hamilton’s nomination to the 7th Circuit. Thanks in part to our public pressure, the Republicans and Sessions have twice succeeded in delaying Hamilton’s committee votes, saying “This a complex area of the law, I’ll admit, but it’s time for the federal court to get their heads straight on proper separation of church and state issues.” 

 To support Senators Inhofe and Sessions, and stop Hamilton, we first need solidarity among any good conservatives or moderates seated on the 19-member Senate Judiciary Committee, especially recent defector Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), 202-224-4254, whom you might call to ask him to OPPOSE AND FILIBUSTER Judge David Hamilton, and keep his pledge to not become a “rubber stamp” for Obama. Then please also call both your own Senators at 202-225-3121.  

 PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN AND WE’LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS, OPPOSING THE ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN JUDGE DAVID HAMILTON.

 

  In 2003, Judge Hamilton struck down part of an Indiana law on abortion. The reasonable law had required abortion clinics to simply give women information about alternatives to abortion in the presence of a physician or nurse, 18 hours before the procedure, until Hamilton ruled to hasten abortions. But thank God, the 7th Circuit Court also reversed Hamilton’s bad decision in that case.

If confirmed now Hamilton will sit on that 7th Circuit Court (the same court that frequently overruled him) with tyrannical power to rule the heartland of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin with his anti-life, anti-liberty, anti-Christian agenda.

 WE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE! 

 We’ll then need 40 strong Senate votes (including Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, both Arkansas Senators Pryor and Lincoln, D-AR, both Maine Senators Collins and Snowe, R-ME, and all Senators in either party from southern states), to inhibit the majority cloture vote, and help Sen. Inhofe prevent Hamilton from getting a final floor vote.  And here’s how you can help us reach all 100 Senators: ANTI-LIFE BUT PRO-ABORTION?We’ve already sent 575,000+ faxes to the full Senate, and we’re getting results!  On April 1st and again on April 29th, Senator Orrin Hatch led all Republicans to walk out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in protest against the Democrat “rush job” to confirm Judge Hamilton.Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, said he was troubled by Hamilton’s ruling against a sectarian prayer to open the Indiana House of Representatives.  Even Senator Arlen Specter expressed concern. But will any Democrats oppose the anti-Jesus Hamilton? 

Patrick Leahy, D-VT  202-224-4242              Jeff Sessions, R-AL  202-224-4124

Herb Kohl, D-WI 202-224-5653                     Orrin G. Hatch, R-UT  202-224-5251

Dianne Feinstein, D-CA 202-224-3841         Charles E. Grassley, R-IA 202-224-3744

Russell D. Feingold, D-WI  202-224-5323    Jon Kyl, R-AZ  202-224-4521

Charles E. Schumer, D-NY 202-224-6542    Lindsey Graham, R-SC  202-224-5972

Richard J. Durbin, D-IL 202-224-2152           John Cornyn, R-TX 202-224-2934

Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD 202-224-4524     Tom Coburn, R-OK  202-224-5754

Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI  202-224-2921   Ron Wyden, D-OR  202-224-5244
     
Amy Klobuchar, D-MN  202-224-3244           Edward E. Kaufman, D-DE  202-224-5042  

Arlen Specter, D-PA  202-224-4254

 But remember, 100 emails = 10 phone calls = 1 fax in political capital, since the Senate staffers must handle each paper and usually write a reply. So please join our automated fax-petition campaign first.  Then please forward this email to your Indiana-Illinois-Wisconsin friends, and to all pastors in all 50 states, and select here to download a church flyer that pastors can copy and distribute. 

 But first, take action right now! I pray you will not hesitate, but sign the petition and WE WILL FAX your petition right away, automatically to all 100 U.S. Senators.

 PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN AND WE’LL AUTOMATICALLY FAX YOUR PERSONALIZED PETITION TO ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS, OPPOSING THE ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN JUDGE DAVID HAMILTON.

(Or please just donate to help us prepare for the upcoming Supreme Court battle to replace Justice Souter, since we are a leading voice of opposition to activist judges.)

WE MUST TAKE ACTION TODAY.  So please feel free to sign our fax-petition (even if you already signed it before), but then PLEASE MAKE 19 PHONE CALLS TODAY to each of the Judiciary Committee members here, asking to oppose and filibuster Judge David Hamilton, because he ruled it’s illegal to pray in Jesus name, but legal to pray to Allah:  

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