Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ten Commandments on Colbert Report

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland from Georgia's 8th District. He has co-sponsored a bill to display the Ten Commandments in public buildings like the House and Senate.

When Colbert brought it up, he asked the congressman if there was a better place to display the Ten Commandments besides government buildings. You'd think the first thing that would come to mind would be "church," but Rep. Westmoreland couldn't think of anything.

And then Colbert asked a toughy. He asked Rep. Westmoreland to name all ten of the commandments. He got three of the basic ones (don't kill, don't steal and don't lie) but couldn't think of any others.

Maybe Rep. Westmoreland wants the Ten Commandments displayed everywhere so he can find out what they actually are?

They'll probably put the video of that interview up here soon.

2 comments:

foxgrandma said...

This is a good one. I don't care oneway or the other if the 10 Commandments are displayed anyplace. I also am ambivalent about the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, because I can remember when they were added in 1954. My basic thought is there are getting to be so many different forms of religion in the country now, that maybe the only places things like that should be displayed is in places of worship. I attended a Lutheran Church for a few years ago in the early 90s that wouldn't allow an American Flag be displayed at the alter. The only flag there was the Christian flag. They also wouldn't let their kids join the Scouts.

Lucille said...

Gotta love those half hearted attempts to appease their "base". Ask most conservatives when "under god" was added to the pledge. Most think it has always been there.