Wow. Excellent article! A must read! Take the time, FTA.
“Specifically, Sanders doesn’t think Christians are fit to serve in government because they’re bigots. Basic Christian theology, in Sanders’s view, ‘is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world.’ […]
During the hearing Wednesday, Sanders repeatedly quoted one particular passage he described as ‘Islamophobic’ and ‘hateful.’ Vought wrote: ‘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.’
Article VI of the U.S. Constitutionstates:
“no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trustunder the United States.“
But a religious test is precisely what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) applied on June 7, 2017, in a Senate confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
To begin, Russell Vought is eminently qualified to be OMB Deputy Director. With a Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a law degree from George Washington University, Vought had been:
- Executive director and budget director of the Republican Study Committee.
- Vice president of the conservative policy advocacy organization Heritage Action.
- Policy director for the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm.
Russell Voight is also an evangelical Christian.
In 2015, Vought’s alma…
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