Todd Akin: Apologize!
Last week, Rep. Todd Akin said "at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred of God and a belief that government should replace God." After an outcry Akin is digging in and refusing to apologize.
We're not letting him get away with it. On Wednesday local faith leaders are delivering this petition -- and we're inviting the press. We want to have a big stack of signatures showing them just how out of touch Rep. Akin is. Sign below to help hold Rep. Akin accountable.
UPDATE: Akin has clarified his statements, but still asserts that liberalism, as a movement, is anti-God. This is still offensive and Akin needs to stop disrespecting and stereotyping his own constituents.
As Missourians of faith, we found your statement that "at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred of God and a belief that government should replace God" to be ignorant and offensive. Scripture clearly warns us to “judge not, lest ye be judged,” yet you condemn in disrespectful, stereotypical terms those with whom you disagree. Such insulting pronouncements degrade our nation’s political dialogue and are unworthy of a public servant who claims to represent the interests of all of his constituents.
And in light of your support for a federal budget that mainstream faith leaders have overwhelmingly condemned as punitive toward the poorest among us, we call on you to reconsider not only your words, but also your moral priorities as a political leader. Accusing others of being inspired by hatred of God while you vote to deprive the weakest and most vulnerable of medicine and basic sustenance is the antithesis of moral leadership. We call on you to apologize, and we pray that you are moved to act in a spirit of civility, compassion and justice in the future.