Reverend . . . uuhh. . . Speaker Brian Bosma will team up with Shirley Dobson, wife of the esteemed Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family fame, to headline the Indiana Family Institute's annual banquet. An invitation to attend reads:
The Indiana Family Institute cordially invites you to attend our annual banquet, A Celebration of Faith and Family: Honoring a Commitment to Prayer . Please join us as we proudly present the one woman who brings our nation together for a day, united in prayer, and the one man who is forbidden to pray in our Statehouse!
The one man who is forbidden to pray in our Statehouse? Am I missing something here? Did Judge David Hamilton rule that Speaker Bosma alone is forbidden to pray in our Statehouse? Or for that matter, did he rule that anyone was not allowed to pray in our Statehouse? The answer to both questions is no. Judge Hamilton ruled only that the content of official prayers of the House of Representatives, following long-standing Supreme Court precedent, needed to be non-sectarian. In other words, the House of Representatives can't show a preference for one religion over another.
So why is this so-called Christian group lying? Because they are hypocrites, just as Jesus described their ilk in the Bible. And by the way, isn't the Indiana Family Institute suppose to be a nonprofit organization, which is prohibited from endorsing political candidates and otherwise engaging in partisan activities? Sorry guys, but a look at your website leaves no doubt that you are promoting a House Republican majority led by Bosma. Would someone over at the IRS get off their ass and start investigating these phony nonprofit groups here in Indiana that are blatantly violating our tax laws? And this is within the jurisdiction of our U.S. Attorney's office here in Indiana. Is anyone there concerned about enforcing these laws?