RUSH: All right, yesterday there was a big televised rally between churches. The Family Values Coalition — I’m not sure the name of the group that did that. I’m having a mental block. I know who they are, don’t get upset, but they’re trying to focus attention on the fact that the problem with these nominees as far as liberals are concerned is that they’re people of faith. They’re too religious. They’re either Catholic, they’re too Christian or what have you. The left won’t admit this. So Frist agreed to appear on this program and the Democrats lost their minds. They went nuts, “He has no business appearing in church, separation of church and state. This is absolutely crazy. This is going to come back and backfire on him.” This is what Frist said.
FRIST: Tell them to do what’s right. Tell them to do what’s fair. Tell them to do their job. Give judicial nominees the up-or-down votes they deserve. My Democratic counterpart, Senator Reid, calls me a radical Republican. I don’t think it’s radical to ask senators to vote. I don’t think it’s radical to expect senators to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities. I don’t think it’s radical to restore precedents that worked so well for 214 years.
RUSH: He didn’t talk about religion once. He didn’t mention God, didn’t do any of that. The Democrats had a conniption, “This is horrible. He can’t do that. Separation of church and state.” Can we go back last fall before the election? I have a portion of an ABC News report by Bob Schmidt on then-candidate Kerry.
SCHMIDT: A Sunday sermon from Senator John Kerry.
KERRY: Since grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
SCHMIDT: Standing before the predominantly black congregation of a Baptist church in Miami, joined by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Kerry invoked the words of the 115th psalm in reference to the Bush administration, the words, “They have eyes but they don’t see and they have ears but they don’t hear.” Earlier, Senator Kerry, a practicing Catholic, took part in mass with a mostly Haitian-American congregation in North Miami. Bob Schmidt, ABC News, with the Kerry campaign, Bal Harbor, Florida.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, and everything was cool. Everything was fine. He went out there and made a speech and he’s quoting the 115th psalm and he says, “‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” And it did, right back to Boston, ladies and gentlemen, and there wasn’t an outcry. There was nobody upset, and it was happening all over the place. Then he went to Catholic mass and celebrated with a Haitian-American congregation in North Miami. So you see Frist can’t appear on videotape in one of these conferences that’s broadcast from church to church, but Democratic candidates can go into church all day long and give sermons and quote scripture while they’re asking for votes, and the left has no problem with it whatsoever.
RUSH: This TV program I keep referring to, this rally on Sunday it was called, “Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith.” It was organized by the Family Research Council and was held in the Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. So I knew what it was, just couldn’t think of the title and the people there.