Rep. Scott Prefers the Spirit of Christmas Over Lip Service
Rep. Scott’s decision to vote against the resolution was also influenced by the disingenuousness demonstrated by the resolution’s sponsor and many of its supporters. Specifically, the resolution “rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians.” Sadly, the sponsor of the resolution and many of its supporters do not extend this idea of rejecting bigotry to others outside the Christian faith. In fact, the sponsor and all but three of the original cosponsors voted to allow religious discrimination in employment in federally funded Head Start programs in May of this year; of the three exceptions, one cosponsor had not yet taken office and two did not vote. “Discrimination is wrong in any form,” asserted Rep. Scott. “It’s hypocritical to say ‘discrimination is wrong when it happens to me but not when it happens to you.’ I can’t support that.”
Scott believes that the resolution will also divert the people’s attention away from the real issues facing our government. “We ought to express our passion for Christmas through deeds, not words, and we should not be distracted from our responsibility to uphold the spirit of Christmas as we consider the effects our actions have on ‘the least of these’ during this holiday season,” Rep. Scott insisted.