Friday, December 22, 2006

Rep Robin Hayes Speaks Like a Crusader

Raw Story is working hard to confirm the authenticity of a claim that Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC), who won his November election by a razor-thin margin against Larry Kissell, insists that bringing Christianity to Iraq is the only way to end violence there.

From Raw Story:
"Stability in Iraq," Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) allegedly claimed, "ultimately depends on spreading the message of Jesus Christ, the message of peace on earth, good will towards men. Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the Savior."

The statement reportedly appeared in The Concord Standard and Mt. Pleasant Times, and has since appeared on a number of high-profile liberal websites.
There's more at BlueNC, where LiberalNC says:
So if we just turn our soldiers into missionaries everything will be okay, Mr. Hayes? First we sent our men over there to take out the WMD’s, then it was to “spread democracy”, now you want them there to “spread the message of Jesus Christ”? It so happens that people in Iraq already have a savior but unfortunately for Mr. Hayes it’s Muhammed, not Jesus. If we can’t keep Muslims from killing each other over there, I don’t think that trying to make them all Christian is going to be any easier.
Ed Cone has posted about it. Duncan, too, picking up on Ed's post.