"Christian Defense Coalition Calls for the Senate to Block Passage of the Patriot Act Renewal," according to a press release from the Christian Wire Service. CDC director Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney declares,
It is our hope that the Senate will block passage of the renewal of the Patriot Act and craft legislation that will more carefully protect and safeguard civil liberties and the First Amendment. Sadly with the passage of the Patriot Act, a climate and culture has been created in which 'national security' has become more important than protecting civil liberties. The result has been the First Amendment has become the 'second victim' of 9/11 and the rights of peaceful demonstrators trampled.
Amen Brother. Amen.