April 21, 2005 General 0

: “WASHINGTON – Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar lashed out at Focus on the Family Thursday, saying the group is using ‘un-Christian’ political tactics in the fight over White House judicial appointments.

Salazar defended Democrats’ right to filibuster objectionable nominees and blasted the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based evangelical Christian group for recent ads urging him to ‘STOP the nonsense.’

‘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 told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday.

He singled out Focus on the Family by name, objecting to full-page newspaper ads 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.'”

Of course he has issues with Focus doing what it is allowed to do under hte first amendment..of course since it is not working in his leftist favor now he wants to whine and criticize..:)