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Forum Post: From Todd Long

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 5, 2012, 11:26 a.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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Republican Todd Long's disgraceful bigoted attack against Alan Grayson as "The most anti-Christian Congressman that we've ever had in our history" continues to reverberate around the Web. Here are some more comments that have been posted online:

"I live and vote in Alan's district. He is just the person to stand up to those Congressmen who would destroy America just to benefit the special interests who donate unlimited sums of campaign cash to Republicans. He is well-educated, has a background in the law, and willing to stand up for the average taxpayer! Last election, he was targeted by the special interest groups eager to silence him, and replaced by a puppet who marched to the Tea Party drum." - Jim51fla

"Grayson is more a follower of Jesus Christ than any one of his critics on the right. During Grayson's speech at the Florida Democratic Party, Alan Grayson . . . told the biblical story of Cain, who killed his brother with the jawbone of a donkey (which probably meant he wanted to blame it on the Democrats). [Alan] quoted: 'And then when God said, "Where's your brother?" Cain said, "Am I my brother's keeper?" As if he had no idea. And that, [Alan said,] is actually the fundamental question that separates us from them, right? Am I my brother's keeper? Our answer is, "Yes, we are." We are.'" - janmb

"I love Alan Grayson. He's observant, intelligent, outspoken, has great values and a keen moral sense, and to top it all off, he has a sense of humor. No Christian to whom Christianity is related to a code of ethics, [or related] to empathy for his or her fellow human being, to whom being a Christian is an injunction to err on the side of kindness, need ever fear Alan Grayson." - Godipo

"Love Alan Grayson. Love his assurance, enthusiasm, courage. I seem to remember an old saying about knowing the quality of a man by the depravity of his enemies. That makes Mr Grayson the greatest man in the nation! Go Grayson! Landslide these clowns!" - hitnmyths

Widely respected blogger Howie Klein had this to say:

"The part of Long's bizarre anti-Semitic diatribe that fascinated me was his assertion that Grayson "doesn't believe in any of the biblical values, doesn't believe in treating people well, doesn't believe in uniting the country, doesn't believe in solving problems." I honestly cannot name another Congressman who was more in synch with Jesus' most essential teachings than Alan Grayson. I mean, what did the Prince of Peace say about wars? Was anyone in Congress more devoted to peace than Grayson? What did Jesus say about healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the impoverished? Basically, Grayson did little else but work on these very issues! Unless Long is talking about some bizarre religious rites, like snake handling or whatever his crazy supporters are into, anyone examining Alan Grayson's record would come up with the opposite conclusion-- he's the most Christian-- or Judeo-Christian (or just plain ethical) Member of Congress in recent memory."



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