Ken Salazar fights back against Focus on the Family

By | April 22, 2005

I had some reservations about Ken Salazar – especially after he voted for the new bankruptcy bill. But Salazar answered a lot of those fears – and earned a lot of respect – with his heated response to Focus On the Family’s attack campaign yesterday.

‘I do think that what has happened here is there has been a hijacking of the U.S. Senate by what I call the religious right wing of the country,’ Salazar said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday.

He singled out Focus on the Family by name, objecting to full-page newspaper ads that the ministry’s political arm recently placed, targeting 20 senators in 15 states.

‘I think what has happened is Focus on the Family has been hijacking Christianity and become an appendage of the Republican Party,’ Salazar said in an interview. ‘I think it’s using Christianity and religion in a very unprincipled way.’

The cool thing is that Salazar is exactly right. Way to go, Ken!

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