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Throughout a current verification hearing Senator Bernie Sanders took a Trump nominee to task for bigoted comments about Muslims. Ana Kasparian and also Elegance Baldridge, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us exactly what you assume in the remark section below.

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" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore right into among Head of state Donald Trump's candidates on Wednesday for stating that Islam is "a lacking faith" which Muslims "stand condemned" for denying Jesus Christ.

Sanders went after Russell Vought, Trump's choice for replacement director of the White House Workplace of Management as well as Budget, as he affirmed in his Us senate Spending plan Board election hearing. The Vermont senator brought up a January 2016 blog post that Vought created on a conventional blog in which he suggests that a person can't really "understand God" without concentrating on Jesus.

" Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology," Vought wrote at the time. "They do unknown God since they have actually denied Jesus Christ his Kid, as well as they stand condemned."

Such a statement is "indefensible, it is despiteful and also Islamophobic, as well as a disrespect to over a billion Muslims throughout the globe," Sanders told the area. He asked Vought, that sat facing him, if he assumes his previous remarks are Islamophobic." *.

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  1. Posted by Luis Francis, at Reply

    Maher says the same BULLSHIT on his show constantly about Islam, & most Libs are fine with that even with using a racial slur against Blacks, and gets a pass too!

  2. Posted by Qua Watkins, at Reply

    He used the usual Christian jargon and its so biased because it teaches that if you don’t believe what they believe you will be condemned. However, the problem with many Christians is that they think they have the right to judge someone who who isn’t Christian and that’s the problem.

    • Posted by javier mendez, at Reply

      ismail ahl lamara I’m sure the Quran teaches that in certain parts just as much as the bible. however, the next chapter over will teach you how your belief is superior and how everyone else is condemn. if that wasn’t the case then religion wouldn’t exist. plus, you can search any YouTube video showing Muslim religious leaders attesting to what I’m saying, and you’ll find Christian leaders doing the same thing. All I’m saying is one religion isn’t better or worse than the next. In this video one person was denied a job for his religious belief under the blanket of religion equality.

  3. Posted by senta ukrai, at Reply

    If one believes another group is condemned and beyond salvation, that can easily translate to “not worth helping” which can heavily influence decision making. This combination with a goverment position reminds me of a certain clerk who refused to sign gay couples marriage certificates.

    • Posted by AllYourBase, at Reply

      I dont see where it says beyond salvation. I dont understand Sanders questioning here. He should be aware of what christians believe. All christians were condemned before becoming christians as some believe, so nobody is beyond salvation. What sanders is doing is actually not ok. Is he now going to remove all the christians from government? Because that is what this leads to.

    • Posted by necroryda, at Reply

      AllYourBase you are a very stupid individual

    • Posted by senta ukrai, at Reply

      If you look at his background its pretty clear that isnt his issue. He just doesnt want religious motivations pushing for policy and subsequent law, like most Americans i would hope. Government is to be secular in its operation.

    • Posted by senta ukrai, at Reply

      The main question is whether or not you feel someone can look past their religious bias to do the right thing even if it goes against said religious morals. When one makes such statements like that openly and freely, i don’t believe that they would be able to look past their religious bias.
      All the initial post did was stand in solidarity with another faith, more specifically the people of another faith, which is honestly wonderful.
      Tolerating other faiths and beliefs aside from your own is a must for Gov. employees. Vought demonstrates that he cannot.

  4. Posted by AllYourBase, at Reply

    I dont understand Sanders questioning here. He should be aware of what christians believe. All christians were condemned before becoming christians as some believe, so nobody is beyond salvation. What sanders is doing is actually not ok. Is he now going to remove all the christians from government? Because that is what this leads to. This is why people have a hard time voting for certain candidates and partly why trump won. He just launched an attack on religious freedom and wants people to vote for him? Same thing ana is doing. Equating their religious beliefs to racism.

    This guy also answered the question. he clearly said all people are worthy of dignity and respect. That is the whole point. Is he going to treat people equally? yes. End of story. The rest of the bickering is just “oh, you believe this, well I don’t so you bad.”

    I am sure you wouldn’t have such a problem if the candidate was an atheist who had said before that all religions are false and people are dumb for believing them. You’d be fine with that. Sanders wouldn’t be going down this stupid line of questioning focusing on specific religious beliefs rather than what the guy intends to do in office. Would be sad if christians were more willing to have atheists and agnostics in office despite their beliefs than you guys.

    • Posted by AllYourBase, at Reply

      @kingballa NO. that is not what deficient theology means. jeez have you people never debated anything important? Someone can have a deficient argument. Their logical reasoning behind something can be deficient. It does not mean they are inferior. wth. That’s even less of a criticism than just saying they are plain wrong. Deficient theology means it’s not complete, internally coherent etc.

      What I think of islam separate from christian beliefs is worse than that and its not based on just being a christian. I dont really get why atheists are so willing to defend islam when its pretty much low hanging fruit. Instead spending millennia attacking christians.

    • Posted by Zehr-El, at Reply

      Nicely said

    • Posted by SomalianGamer, at Reply

      You have to admit that since we all know each religion doesn’t think the other is right, there is no need to say that. The whole reason why this person would be so bold as to openly say that people who practice another religion are wrong and will go to hell is unpleasant and inflammatory. What if he gets to that position and decides to further insult people who he very well serves? I definitely don’t think it should stop him from getting that position but he should really think about his actions because he represents not just the christian community.

    • Posted by Kingballa, at Reply

      AllYourBase inferior was definitely too strong a word, but I know as someone from a family of very conservative Christians and someone who still goes to church when I can bear it he stance Christians have regarding Muslims. And it’s definitely not the stock standard “everyone deserves dignity and respect” answer this guy gave.

    • Posted by AllYourBase, at Reply

      SomalianGamer that’s not the only reason he would write that. there are tons of Christian works talking about beliefs and tons of discussions about them. they aren’t written just to piss people off

  5. Posted by Beau Ioannides, at Reply

    the words “im a christian”
    should automatically make it so that person is not able to be in any position of power in any government (same with any other religion for that matter)

    • Posted by Ste H, at Reply

      No it isn’t.  USA is a secular nation, no one should be allowed to use their faith as a crowbar to prize their way into any position of power and authority.

    • Posted by i am your worst nightmare, at Reply

      I agree with you Ste H. However, its secular on paper but not in practice. People will always use their religion (or whatever philosophy they adhere to) to interpret socio-economic issues.

    • Posted by james magana, at Reply

      yea, just look at Trump, and Cruz during the nominee run, proselytizing to the evangelical christians touting how devoted they are in order to garner more votes and support. i think that should be illegal

  6. Posted by BallIsLifeYouKnow, at Reply

    religious people shouldn’t hold office.

    • Posted by James Nicholl, at Reply

      Jefferson and Madison didn’t seem to be all that Christian.
      And, we probably have many atheists in Congress. Just none that will admit it publicly.

    • Posted by Jack Daniel, at Reply

      Bernie seemed insulted by even the suggestion of being an Athesit

  7. Posted by sixstanger00, at Reply

    In other words,

    “Muslims have a deficient theology because they don’t follow my theology.”

    What a twat.

    • Posted by TimPowerGamer, at Reply

      Christian scripture doesn’t command Christians to kill and condemns them for murder?

      John 8:7b – “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

      (This woman was about to be killed for adultery. Since Jesus was there and He was without sin, he COULD have thrown it. But he didn’t. The purpose of Christianity is to be like Jesus. Showing love and compassion, even for those who are wronging you.)

      John 18:10-11 – Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

      (Jesus literally healed this guy and admonished Peter for defending him with violence.)

      Exodus 20:13 – “You shall not murder.”

      (It’s pretty straightforward.)

      I think the Qu’ran is equally straightforward.

      https://quran.com/5/33
      Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from
      opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,

      https://quran.com/9/29
      Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah (a type of tax) willingly while they are humbled.
      https://quran.com/3/151
      We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.

      https://quran.com/8/12
      [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”

    • Posted by acceptjesusorburn, at Reply

      sixstanger00 Nice try Satanist scum.

  8. Posted by usfdave10, at Reply

    The guy said “I am christian” like 10x and never answered the question. He is seeking a govt position and wants to put his faith over all other faiths, even putting specifically a muslim faith down.

    Heck even Joe Biden knows the difference, he is catholic, but yet he has been quoted not ever wanting to push his faith onto others.

    • Posted by usfdave10, at Reply

      +Bryan Bridges yeah he should have re-worded the question or restated it another way. But we as the viewer were able to ascertain the nominee viewpoint.

    • Posted by Bryan Bridges, at Reply

      usfdave10 But you are Assuming that he would use his faith to hurt other faiths…

    • Posted by usfdave10, at Reply

      +Bryan Bridges assume? his media post and his statement during the hearing both stated that. Did you not watch the video?

    • Posted by usfdave10, at Reply

      +Bryan Bridges “when we were founded by Christians” we are not founded by Christians. The US is secular, if it wasn’t, that whole freedom of religion thing wouldn’t work out so well if it favored one belief system over another. And if you meant the actual founding fathers, then neither were they. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States#Religion

      He can believe whatever he wants, but in govt you cant have that hateful mindset. It leads to discrimination and suppression and goes against that little document called the US constitution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_conversion#Christianity

      “So i know what you are saying, but history has proven you wrong.” your specific examples prove your point, but countless other events do not. Besty is another recent example of that. But that convo is for another time. Point is, its Freedom of Religion and NOT Freedom of Christianity and all others come 2nd.

      2. Russel made the comment and kept stating it over and over again. Bernie is asking him his thoughts on the matter related towards treatment of non-Christians. Its not a religious test, its a “will you discriminate against others?”.

      “…also says that we Christians” I am not a christian. So that bible does not apply to me and millions of others in the US. If I were a Buddhist, could I force you not to kill animals? If I was a Jehovah Witness could I override your healthcare choices and not let you get blood transfusions? Your faith belongs to you, when you attack others, then it becomes a problem.

      Let me ask you this. If a non-christian held a govt position and started discriminating openly against Christians (like shown here), then there would be a problem correct? So why is it when the roles are reversed its ‘okay he is just expressing his faith’ or ‘your attacking me for not putting my faith first?”

  9. Posted by Carol McKee, at Reply

    Don’t forget- this was a response supporting firing a prof for expressing solidarity with Muslims, so there is no doubt that he’s expressing anti-Islam views.

    • Posted by asiscoe, at Reply

      Hi Bryan. Its Adam Siscoe (hence asiscoe. I like that it can also be read as a siscoe.) I live in Canada. I did find what your wrote interesting it didn’t strike me as preaching so much as just explaining your position. I didn’t get the chance to do any religious studies courses while I was in University so my knowledge of different religious beliefs and practices tends to be limited to my direct experiences. So its nice to get an understand of different peoples views.

      Thank you.

  10. Posted by Rebel One, at Reply

    What no one is mentioning is that Vought made an error in his initial statement about Islam’s view of Jesus. Islam views Jesus as second only to Mohammed as a prophet. To say that he is rejected by Islam just shows how little this man actually knows about what he’s criticizing. Or what Christians in general really know about Islam.

    • Posted by Jenny Smith, at Reply

      In order to be a Christian, you must believe that the only passage to heaven is through Jesus Christ. In order to become a Christian, you have to get saved by him.

      If you do not accept Jesus as your Lord and savior before you die you will burn in hell for all eternity.

      This is what you need to believe if you are a Christian.

      (Fyi most other religions believe you will burn in hell forever as well.)
      (Millions of Muslims believe you should convert or die.)

      It does not matter if you believe Jesus to be a prophet or an important figure in your religion.

      Muslims are not saved by Jesus Muslims have not accepted Jesus as their lord and savior, therefore Muslims are not Christians and would be condemned to spend eternity in hell if you were a Christian.

      Bernie Sanders was arguing that what this Christian said was Islamophobic.

      You need to believe this in order to be a Christian.

      Is being a Christian Islamophobic?

      Is Bernie Sanders a bigiot?

    • Posted by Rebel One, at Reply

      You realize that all you’re doing is explaining why someone with this man’s views has no business being in government, right?

    • Posted by Jenny Smith, at Reply

      Most communist regimes were atheistic and killed over 100 million people, maybe we shouldn’t let them hold office.

  11. Posted by Manny S, at Reply

    Notice how the guy kept saying he was a christian as a way to somehow communicate that it was ok to discriminate against other religions because he was christian

    • Posted by Edward Bernayse666, at Reply

      ??? i didn’t notice that at all. what i saw was him trying to explain a basic tenet of christianity which is what 99.9 percent of them all believe. it’s not being “discrimitory” to believe what he believes. discrimination would be where he won’t hire or treat other people who aren’t christians with any respect because they don’t have the same faith as him. seriously though stop trying to make us other educated liberals look like uneducated idiots. look up the word “discrimination” and then look up the word “hypocrite” for me. don’t be a fascist hypocrite.

    • Posted by Edward Bernayse666, at Reply

      @manny s that is not by definition discrimination. why are you trying to twist the truth and make us look bad? :/

    • Posted by Manny S, at Reply

      Edward Bernayse He’s saying that because I don’t believe in his religion, I’m condemned. If he truly believes that, why would someone hire, or respect anyone who he believes is condemned because I don’t believe in his religion? If he believes I am condemned, then I must assume he will discriminate against me at every interaction

  12. Posted by Grant Henry, at Reply

    Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Guess Bernie didn’t read that text.

    • Posted by Tyler Rue, at Reply

      He wasn’t questioning his religion. He was questioning comments Vought made that seemed discriminatory toward those who did not share his religious views. Completely valid. I agree with what you’re saying but it’s not applicable here.

    • Posted by Grant Henry, at Reply

      Tyler Rue Unfortunately, the seemingly discriminatory comments Vought made are essentially the core doctrine of Christianity. Every major world religion makes exclusive claims to salvation. Especially the religion Sanders was defending. Sanders is essentially saying that all of Christianity is discriminatory and should therefore exclude those individuals from public service. Sanders basing his down vote solely upon claims of religious exclusivity, which have nothing at all to do for with this appointment, violates the spirit if not the letter of the constitution.

    • Posted by Fabian Garcia, at Reply

      Ridiculous, religion is just way or view in life about our life and others as individuals, any believe, Christian, Muslim, Atheists believe, guide us to treat others according too. Christians spread love, i rather stick to this system (Christian believe), and not Darwanism or Muslims, even Budaism is so so.

    • Posted by Desire Baltz, at Reply

      Bernie never once asked him his views regarding equality under man’s law regardless of religion, only his religious belief regarding salvation. He was asking him to disavow a religious belief. That constitutes a religious test according to the Supreme Court.

    • Posted by Tyler Rue, at Reply

      +Grant Henry I don’t view it that way at all. Vought’s comments were in the same spirit of a racist saying that black people are less than human. He can believe that all he wants, but as soon as he opens his mouth and tells everyone he believes that, it’s probably best he doesn’t hold office because there’s a high chance he isn’t going to be there for those people he doesn’t support. It makes no difference what his beliefs are. It’s the fact that he made statements revealing he doesn’t hold non-Christians in equal regard to Christians. That will affect his decision making toward governing decisions and it will be unfavorable toward those who do not share his belief system.

  13. Posted by Jim Barrett, at Reply

    The moment Sanders brought up religion he should have been stopped by the chair. Sanders is guilty of violating Vought’s rights. Sanders is WRONG for doing this. Religion should never come into question. The statement Vought made in in college is totally based on a religious view and is biblically correct. It’s a RELIGION not a crime or discriminatory act. This just further proves that Sanders is a Communist.

    • Posted by Jim Barrett, at Reply

      +Tyler Rue Looks like you wouldn’t see the point I was making if it hit you in the face. I didn’t say Sanders was attacking Vought for being a Christian.  I am saying that religion, no mater what type, should NEVER be part of a job interview of any kind.  Sanders could have asked the question of discrimination a different way without bringing religion into it at all.

    • Posted by Gikuyu Nderitu, at Reply

      +Tyle Rue I don’t agree with Jim’s premise, but I don’t believe that Vought’s comments, on their face, belie any animus towards Muslims. That is why the question was needed from Bernie to try and clarify Vought’s stance on people who are of a different faith.

  14. Posted by David Gaertner, at Reply

    What does theology have to do with the budget office? Sanders should stick to qualifications for the position the fella was nominated for rather than some non sequitur.

    • Posted by Michael Conway, at Reply

      you cant say a person with a bias is going to rule favorably for eveyone. If you dont like fords and one breaks down in front of your house, because of your bias the solution would be to junk not fix. same thing

    • Posted by David Gaertner, at Reply

      Michael Conway I would agree if the job has something to do with judging souls but he would be in charge of a book keeping office. How does this effect matching receipts with records? There are tens if not hundreds of millions of people with different/no religious views that treat numbers like numbers and do their jobs just fine every day. Sanders is judging this guy’s qualifications based on religious views rather than his qualifications. That is against the law and undeniably un-American.

    • Posted by Michael Conway, at Reply

      to think it does not is sad, hes in charge of budget. budgets effect people??? How did that even get typed??? did you think before your finger moved or do they just slam on the keyboard to make words???
      he judging his ability to FAIRLY be a public servant. it is against the law actually to be one sided and serve the people.

    • Posted by David Gaertner, at Reply

      This isn’t some high school kid applying for his first job. He has a work history that can be reviewed. Instead, all Sanders is curious about is religion. This is a textbook example of a religious test. Did Sanders ask if he ever had to deal professionally with someone of a different religion? Did that effect his relationship with coworkers/subordinates in the past? It’s just baffling that so many people cannot see this. Do you discriminate against people who think differently than you? Are you discriminated against daily by people who think differently? If not, is it possible that there are a lot of folks who just don’t do that and Sanders should be asking questions that would lead to that answer rather than just dismissing him solely based on the guy’s religion?

  15. Posted by bobfromsaskatoon, at Reply

    For a guy who is so adamant about his so-called “Christian principles”, Mr. Vought is awfully reluctant to give a straight answer about it. Go Bernie!

    • Posted by Bravo Delta, at Reply

      “Strongly suspect” with no basis except maybe your own bias?

    • Posted by bobfromsaskatoon, at Reply

      No, it is certainly not just my own bias. Read up on what “Dominionist Theology” means for America, and read up on how Dominionist Theology now controls the Republican Party, the White House, and perhaps 5 of 9 Supreme Court justices. Do you wonder why he picked a head of the Department of Education who wants to rob the public schools to fund religious schools? Do you ever wonder where Trump gets his short list of nominees for his department heads? Could it be the Heritage Foundation? I think it could. Yes, “strongly suspect” is the best one can do when the powers behind the decisions won’t admit their motivation.

    • Posted by Mike Zoellick, at Reply

      Maybe it’s because it doesn’t matter a hill of beans as to whether or not he would be great at the job he’s applying for…Bern wants him to answer in the positive so he can then say that means he can’t treat a Muslim well. The guy answers the ? by saying that his religious beliefs about where a person’s soul goes have nothing to do w what his religion teaches him as far as how to treat people. In fact, he says his religion teaches him to have respect for all. You can believe your team is the best & going to be in the finals, that doesn’t mean you are going to kick other players on opposing teams…You just are saying they’re not going to be in the finals, you are.

    • Posted by bobfromsaskatoon, at Reply

      BD – Quite right. Dominion Theology seems to have cropped up in the 1970s, and remains a minority among Christians. However, the Dominionists (who won’t admit to the name) are well funded (e.g. Pat Robertson), and well organized and have hijacked the Republican Party. They are a relatively tiny but very powerful minority, and, I think, very dangerous for both religion and Democracy.

  16. Posted by James Geppert, at Reply

    When you hold or are running for a public office, you must remove yourself of all religious biases. You are no longer a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, etc. you are a representative of the people of the United States of America. You must represent everyone, not just your little clique. This is true for everyone in a public office from the President down to the local Dog Catcher.

    • Posted by markj6700, at Reply

      James Geppert, is atheism a religious bias? Not if you understand what atheism is.

    • Posted by markj6700, at Reply

      James Geppert, in fact, I’d argue that atheism is the best way to remove religious bias. But not based on my own bias, but because it is a position that is strictly religion-free.

    • Posted by James Geppert, at Reply

      No, Atheism itself does not have a religious bias. It is not a religion; however, there are Atheists who hold a bias towards those who hold a religion; however. Which is why I put Atheist, instead of Atheism.

    • Posted by James Geppert, at Reply

      I agree. We should all be religion-free. I’m Anti-Religious along with my Atheism.

    • Posted by Ralph Hiesey, at Reply

      I mostly agree , but I have found that you CAN be a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist and at the same time BECAUSE of your religion respect other views, and believe that all people are worthy of fair treatment– but unfortunately some of those who are “religious” don’t believe that. We still have the responsibility to figure out which do and which don’t to allow them public trust.

  17. Posted by Dachusblot, at Reply

    I’m a Christian, and I’m honestly glad that Bernie went so tough on this guy. The fact that he keeps on saying “I’m a Christian” to justify his hateful position, as if it were a requirement of Christians to have contempt for all non-Christians, is shameful. Keep in mind that he’s not just stating, “I believe Muslims are unsaved.” He wrote these words in defense of a college that fired a Christian professor because she dared to show some solidarity towards Muslims. Just reaching out to Muslims in kindness got her fired, and this guy defended the school’s decision because “Muslims are condemned.” In other words, he is saying they don’t deserve solidarity or kindness from Christians, because we’re saved and they’re not. Regardless of whether you’re Christian, Muslim, Jew, atheist, Buddhist, whatever – anyone who believes another group of people is worth less than themselves should not be working in a democratic government.

    • Posted by Dachusblot, at Reply

      No, I was paraphrasing/inferring his argument: “He is saying they don’t deserve solidarity or kindness from Christians, because we’re saved and they’re not.” I’m saying that’s what *he* believes, not me.
      I am actually a Christian universalist, so I believe all people will be saved eventually. But I’m kind of a minority in that respect, unfortunately.

    • Posted by Pixar, at Reply

      Dachusblot Christian universalist? Hmm never heard that before, what you base your beliefs on?

    • Posted by The Timekeeper, at Reply

      This is why secular government is so important. Mister Vought (and Kim Davis, and others of their ilk) should keep in mind that for all the so-called “War on Christianity” that goes on in the U.S., if this country had some other religious majority—for example, Islam—and a Muslim seeking confirmation to a government office was being questioned about a bigoted statement against Christians that fell under identical circumstances, I’m certain Mister Vought would want Congress to defend him and not accept the excuse “I’m a Muslim.”

      “I have religion” (any religion) is no more justification for bigotry than anything else.

  18. Posted by Cherula Famana, at Reply

    The basis of all religion: humans that can’t wrap their head around the fact that once you’re dead, you’re dead.

    • Posted by Susie Q, at Reply

      Cherula – True. But truth seldom matters.

    • Posted by Cherula Famana, at Reply

      Oh Susie Q don’t say that! I know it can seem like it with all of the crazy in the world but truth does matter. Don’t let the bastards grind you down! 🙂

    • Posted by Cherula Famana, at Reply

      Susie Q-I agree! Hard to find sometimes, but there really is 🙂

  19. Posted by Audrey Muzingo, at Reply

    Here’s a question. Isn’t it one of Christianity’s main points that anyone can be saved, and so converting people is one of the main goals? If so, then why kick a non-Christian out of a Christian institution? Isn’t that like kicking someone out of a store for only browsing? Isn’t keeping them IN the best bet for convincing them of your Jesusy crap? What would Jesus do?

    • Posted by Couch Chroniclers, at Reply

      I agree with you. I think their hate is super wrong, and a bad interpretation of the Bible, and I don’t see Vought as having that bad interpretation.

    • Posted by Hijiku Brynjar, at Reply

      And to that point, I do not believe that any government official should use religion of any kinda as a justification for lawmaking. We have a separation of Church and State for a reason, and Americans have the right to practise their own religion without fear of persecution, and this includes ALL RELIGIONS, not just Christianity. So to have someone working for the government, being christian and having a deep-seeded hatred for anyone who isn’t christian is not only dangerous, it’s functionally unconstitutional. That is both my opinion and a stone cold fact.