Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hmm, Going to Have to Think About This One

L.A. Observed brings news of LA Councilwoman Janice Hahn's recent, heavily religious speech, which is linked to her council website.

Naturally, site readers are calling for Hahn to "explain how this is appropriate on a city-owned wesbite."

I'm curious as to your thoughts, after you read it. I'm predisposed to support Hahn, and think I can come up with an intellectually honest defense of her witnessing here - as opposed to Bush's "Jesus told me to bomb 'em" politicking. It's tough, though, I won't lie.

People are inspired to service for many reasons. If that inspiration bleeds into how they serve, that may raise flags. If it comports with law, and doesn't invade the private sphere of spirituality of others, fine. But this is a maze of fine, trip-wire lines she's stumbled into. Not the greatest example of her smarts ever.

From making jokes about singles bars to witnessing the power of Christ in a few short weeks. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.

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