Wednesday, November 7, 2007

'Mr. President, how many Bibles will you be taking to Beijing?'

From the press office of Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter comes word that the representative, who chairs the House Republican Policy Committee, today denounced Communist China’s ban on Bibles during the 2008 Olympics. He introduced a resolution condemning the Communist government's attack on Christianity and all religions.

In the video above, he says on the House floor:

“As the world stumbles toward the Communist propaganda extravaganza labeled the Beijing Olympics, somewhere Chairman Mao is looking up at us and laughing.

“According the Catholic News Agency, Bibles and all other religious symbols are among Communist China’s list of athletes' prohibited objects due to security concerns.

“Since the leader of the free world, President Bush, has articulated his eagerness to attend Communist China’s Olympics, I am compelled to ask three questions.

“Mr. President, how many bibles will you be taking to Beijing? Will you visit the five bishops and 15 priests imprisoned for opposing the Communist regime’s official church? And will you tell China’s Communist tyrants this fundamental truth: No good government denies God’s presence.”