Archive for July 27, 2007

Senator Chuck Schumer: Extreme Secularist? – by George J. Marlin

July 27, 2007

When insisting Cardinal Egan’s name remain in the Congressional Resolution saluting the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of New York, Senator Charles Schumer stated “I know [Egan] and I have a great deal of respect for him.  He’s done a very, very good job in New York.”

Since Senator Schumer has been an extreme proponent of “separation of church and state,” his defense of a Roman Catholic prelate in the halls of Congress was a pleasant surprise.

But reading this week the Senator’s book Positively American dashed any hope that Schumer experienced a Damascus road conversion on the subject of religion in the public square.

There is more to his book than liberal bromides. There’s some quackery, too. (more…)