There’s now a petition demanding that Bernie formally apologizes for a stooping to a NEW political low.
Will their anti-Trump hatred stop at nothing?
Bernie was trying to disqualify a Trump nominee for a White House Bugetary role … based on his RELIGIOUS beliefs.
Websites like Clashdaily spoke up on Bernie’s behalf when it came to light that the DNC was playing dirty pool using Bernie’s religious beliefs.
An email from May 2016 and sent from DNC CFO Brad Marshall suggested that they should “get someone to ask” Mr Sanders his views on religion,
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist,” wrote Mr Marshall.
“This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.” —
See #17 on this list, as one of the several places we’d covered it.
As an organization, while we have a variety of contributors, we tilt more toward traditional Christian belief. And yet we defended Bernie as being unfairly singled out by Hillary and the DNC with a religious test. Because his religion or lack thereof is Neither qualifying nor disqalifying. Nor should it be.
Keep that in mind as you see what BERNIE said about Trump’s nominee:
On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith.
Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because he believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of a religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”
That’s entirely consistent with his admiration of the Soviets. (He honeymooned in the USSR)
The Secular State IS the religion, and they tolerate no rivals.
Usually, Democrats (however much disdain they normally have for Christianity, and in particular, Judeo-Christian ethics) they’re usually far more subtle in their antagonism.
Perhaps they now believe they’ve gained enough cultural dominance that they don’t think they have to even fake tolerance for dissenting views anymore, and they can now be openly hostile to faith.
Let’s continue with what he said…
More than 35,000 people have signed the petition letter to Sanders, which says, in part: “Our Constitution guarantees there will be no religious litmus test. Americans should never be forced to choose between their faith and public service.”
During the hearing Sanders didn’t ask Vought about his financial expertise but questioned his belief that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ, a belief expressed in a column he wrote last year.
Sanders quoted the column and this exchange followed:
Sanders: “‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.’ Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?”
Vought: “Absolutely not, Senator. I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith…”
Sanders: “…Forgive me, we just don’t have a lot of time. Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned? Is that your view?”
Vought: “Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece in accordance with the statement of faith at Wheaton College.” (Vought attended the college.)
Sanders: “I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. Maybe a couple million. Are you suggesting that these people stand condemned? What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too?”
Vought: “Senator, I’m a Christian…”
Sanders (shouting): “I understand you are a Christian, but this country [is] made of people who are not just — I understand that Christianity is the majority religion, but there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”
Vought: “Thank you for probing on that question. As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs. I believe that as a Christian that’s how I should treat all individuals…”
Sanders: “…Do you think that’s respectful of other religions?… I would simply say, Mr. Chairman that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”
Charisma News reported:
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins issued a call to action for the organization’s supporters, urging them to call their senators to demand that they rebuke U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for [the] bigoted remarks he made to Deputy OMB Director-designate Russell Vought in a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
In the email, obtained by Charisma Caucus, Perkins wrote:
Last night, U.S. Senators witnessed one of the most stunning outbursts of religious bigotry and hostility in recent memory. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded in anger after Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, answered a question about his belief that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. Sanders declared that Mr. Vought is ‘really not someone who this country is supposed to be about. –Read full article here
What Bernie Sanders is too thick and uncultured to understand is that ALL faiths are — to some extent — exclusionary of certain beliefs.
By his OWN statements, Bernie thought that Orthodox Christians have (by liberal definitions) heretical views about Islam that are enough to disqualify one from office.
It would love to see someone to turn that question back on Bernie and ask if Muslim laws against apostasy disqualify them from public service because THEY have religious views that condemn all non-Muslims — and even further — explicitly call for non-muslims to be treated as second-class citizens in a Muslim variation of a Caste system.
But this wasn’t about getting information. It was about disqualifying a Trump candidate. By any means necessary.
His party didn’t follow the rules in disqualifying him in the Primary, why should we expect he’d hold himself to any rules when he is trying to disqualify a Trump nominee?
He’s an anti-Christian Bigot and partisan hack. His party is PACKED with such people.
The real question is not “do they hate Christianity”? Anyone who has been paying attention to their agenda for the last few generations would already know that.
It’s not even ‘why do they hate Christianity’? That’s pretty straightforward.
Christians worship a God that ISN’T The State. And the devotees of The State are very zealous for their god. They will not tolerate rivals.
The REAL question is why anyone who calls themselves ‘Christian’ — even ONE — has pulled the lever for ANYONE on the left side of the aisle for at least a generation.
This bigotry is just a kinder, gentler version of the same anti-Christian hatred that sent our forefathers to feed the lions in Rome, or has us bombed and beheaded by ISIS, or saw clergy murdered by the thousands in Revolutionary France. And Soviet Russia. And Maoist China. And Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Etcetera.
Did we miss a memo telling us ‘Feel the Bern’ REALLY means ‘at the stake’?
Your bigotry is showing, old man. And it’s breathtaking. Yours is the HONEST face of ‘Liberal tolerance’.
And what shall we say to the Christians that got caught up in that sad display of Bernie fever The sheepish ones hoping you don’t notice the ‘feel the Bern’ bumper sticker on their car?
Simple: You’re being played, Church.
Don’t buy into any hope of appeasing the crocodile while praying that it will eat you last.
As soon as you are not useful to them, they’ll turn on you. Or more accurately, pressure YOU to turn on Christ.
Are you cool with that, little Christian?