North Carolina Republican Openly Says His Priority Is To Push Christianity In Congress

By Stephen D. Foster Jr. | 14 July 2015
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A House Republican from North Carolina openly declared that his main priority while serving in Congress is to push Christianity every day in every policy decision.

During an appearance with other conservative “Christian” loons, such as Arizona Rep. Trent Franks and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, at the “Celebrate America” evangelist gathering in Washington DC, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger told the crowd that his first priority is to represent Jesus in Congress, not his constituents back at home. He also suggested that anybody in Congress who disagrees with him can’t possibly be a Christian.

“The most important message that needs to be heard in this city is the Gospel and love of Christ,” Pittenger said. “This transforms lives.”

“We’ve seen some court rulings that have unsettled us, causes great pain in our heart for our country. I don’t hold fault with those who believe different than me. They just don’t know my savior. They don’t know the one who loved me and gave himself for me. And that’s my mission. That’s my primary mission as a member of Congress. Yes, to serve my constituents, to serve my region, and my state, and my country — but we’re here as emissaries for Christ.”

Those in attendance were then shocked when Pittenger said that God loves President Obama. You know, because conservatives think that the first African-American president is the anti-Christ just because he doesn’t do what they want him to do.

Pittenger also declared that every piece of legislation and matter of public policy should be written with Christianity front and center.

“The man across the street who lives in that real big white house, God loves him. God is working his heart cause we’re praying for him that he would know the love of Christ. It transforms everything. It transforms everything we do and think and believe. I don’t care what issue that we work on in public policy and legislation, it all comes down to the reality of Christ.”

Here’s the video via Right Wing Watch.

And there you have it. Despite the fact that not every constituent is a Christian and the fact that our Constitution clearly forbids Congress from having a religious bias, this Republican is giving a big middle finger to non-Christians and the Founding Fathers. Religious beliefs should not influence policy, but Republicans like Pittenger are openly admitting that their number one goal is to force Christianity down the throat of every American, which again is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

It’s not surprising, of course. Pittenger took office as a member of the House of Representatives in 2013, the same year that Republicans pushed a bill to declare North Carolina the first Christian state in the nation. The bill served as an effort to nullify federal laws and federal court rulings. After widespread ridicule and outrage, the bill eventually failed. North Carolina is also the state where a right-wing pastor recently started a movement to fly the Christian flag above the US flag in protest of same-sex marriage. The move has been blasted by Fox news and is in violation of the US flag code.

But apparently, no amount of ridicule and condemnation is stopping Republicans from trying to push their delusional and hateful brand of Christianity in Congress. In short, they are using their Bibles to make law instead of the Constitution and they should be thrown out of office for doing so.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. What I can't stand or even understand about these people is their willingness to destroy Eden simply because a few other people had gay sex. it is delusional and bizarre and pathetic and very wrong. Oh, and by Eden I mean the USof A. If one does not see that we live in the garden of Eden here then one has blinders on.

  2. Why does open defiance of the Constitution not automatically result in this NC congressman being removed from office and banned from running again? Did he not take an oath to uphold the Constitution? That would mean all of it, including the first amendment.

  3. President Thomas Jefferson wrote his own religious freedom act, titled the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Paragraph II should be shoved down the throats of all these disgusting Repugnant ChristoFascists.

    II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods….

    Now the Treaty of Tripoli, written under the Presidency of George Washington and signed under the Presidency of John Adams also made things quite clear and should also be shoved down these ChristoFascists throats:

    Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims); and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan (Mohammedan) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

    As Frank Lambert, Professor of History at Perdue University commented on this:

    "By their actions, the Founding Fathers made clear that their primary concern was religious freedom, not the advancement of a state religion. Individuals, not the government, would define religious faith and practice in the United States. Thus the Founders ensured that in no official sense would America be a Christian Republic. Ten years after the Constitutional Convention ended its work, the country assured the world that the United States was a secular state, and that its negotiations would adhere to the rule of law, not the dictates of the Christian faith. The assurances were contained in the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797 and were intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers.

  4. if you are a SATANIST
    if you are a CHRISTIAN
    if you are a MUSSLIM
    keep your phony baloney religious superstition OUT OF MY ,GOVERNMENT,,,,reason why conditioning minor children into and superstitious/religious belief should be a felony. It is child abuse and destroys ability to think critically for life.
    Religion is the biggest mental illness that is left untreated in human existence.

    • not really, but some people use their "religion" to abuse others, to serve ego, out of greed and power hungry crap. as to keeping religion out of government, we'd have to have some pretty evolved people who could take the balcony view of things and see the common good from that vantage point. we don't have that even without guys like this nut. the Christian Taliban is no better than the Muslim (one 's' by the way) Taliban and friends… Let's dump these guys, the Trumpheads, the Taliban, the hateful of the men and women mostly Republican at this point, and get some people with emotional maturity as well as smarts to get us out of the horrible position the US is in right now.

    • The code for flag display is Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. § 1), and yes, it is federal law. “No other flag should be placed above it. The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered”. The one exception to that is for a US Naval ship at sea, and a church pennant may be flown above it, and only when services are being conducted by a US Naval chaplain.

      • The flag code isn't enforceable. It's a violation of the flag code to carry the flag parallel to the ground like they do with the giant flags at football games. You should read. People violate it all the time.

  5. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." -First Amendment

    • you know this to be true do you? wow! you know, arguing beliefs is useless and doesn't really matter if you were right or wrong. what matters is what people do as a result of their beliefs. people who believe in God who do good and work for the common good–great. people who believe in Jesus and work for the common good and don't judge/abuse people different from themselves–great. athiests who do good? great. it's what you say and do in the world that matters. the rest is just the rest so let it be, dude. and do the good you dream of!

  6. FREEDOM FAILS !!

    Forcing your gods and your beliefs onto the populace of the nation is theocracy.

    A theocracy is tyranny by definition and by action….
    We are a democratic Republic –

    We, the people, have the right to overthrow a tyranny.

  7. It’s people like this that makes relious freedom such a treasured value. I do not believe in ramming beliefs down other people throats.
    I also support freedom away from religon. ☺

  8. Rule by religion is theocracy.

    Theocracy is tyranny!!

    We, the People, have the right to overthrow a tyranny!!!

    [It is time to actually use our 2nd Amendment – Think Boston Tea Party!]

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