No Apology from Congressman Akin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Last Friday, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin  lit up the political blogs following a statement he made during a Family Research Radio program.

Akin was discussing NBC’s decision to omit the phrase under God from a pre taped clip of the Pledge of Allegiance during the U.S. Open coverage.

The statement in question; “At the heart of liberalism, it really is a hatred for God and the belief that government should replace God.”

Some local liberal religious leaders say they were disturbed by Akin’s original comments, but Akin now says he was not questioning anyone’s personal religious beliefs.

Akin told KMOX’s Mark Reardon Monday that it wasn’t meant to be an attack on anyone’s individual relationship with God — “my comment was more on the public references to God and that was what I was driving at and there seems to be a very consistent pattern there historically.”

As for calls for an apology, Akin said “I don’t think there’s anything to apologize for,” Akin said. “I’m not going to apologize for what I see liberalism doing.” Akin is  a candidate in Missouri’s 2012 Republican Senate primary.

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  1. KingOfPain says:

    “At the heart of liberalism, it really is a hatred for God and the belief that government should replace God.”

    A true and correct statement. Don’t like it, become a human.

  2. gladhart says:

    Why would you apologize for stating a fact?

  3. Marilyn says:

    “At the heart of liberalism, it really is a hatred for God and the belief that government should replace God.”
    YES, A TRUE STATEMENT. IT IS ALSO A FEAR OF GOD AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN GOD.
    ANYONE WHO CAN’T STOMACH THE WORDS “UNDER GOD” CERTAINLY FEARS SOMETHING!

  4. robert m. simon says:

    Yea,I’m amused that liberals are now “offended” by someone suggesting that they have not been too friendly to God lately.Now some leftists do claim that they believe in God,but it’s usually to try and make an argument that HE would approve of giant social give-a-way programs….

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