Who Would Jesus Detain?
Right wing Congressman Paul Broun spent much of the last year complaining that people imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay were not being punished more harshly. The idea that the prisoners might be brought into the proper jurisdiction of the United States of America to receive a fair trial made him livid. “I expected to hear a more stringent tone,” Broun commented.
Throughout the same time period, Representative Broun worked on several fronts to insist that the powers of the federal government be used to promote Christianity. He even pushed forward a resolution providing official government establishment of 2010 as the Year of the Bible.
Broun’s bill, H. Con. Res. 121, stated that 2010 should be the government’s Year of the Bible because “the Bible, used as a moral guide, has inspired compassion”.
Compassion? Compassion like demanding that the U.S. government be more stringent with its prisoners, and deprive them of the right of habeas corpus, subject them to torture, and block their access to fair trial?
It’s 2010 now, and it would make my year if I could see someone wear the t-shirt you see here to a meeting with Representative Paul Broun. I’d love to hear his response to the question: Who would Jesus detain?