GOP Congressman Dares Cite Jesus, Which Is Inflammatory Or Something

It’s also all part of the coming GOP Theocracy or something. So says the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who apparently needed to write a click-bait op-ed

Republicans again appeal to theocracy

Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 — and he hasn’t entirely changed jobs.

In a rare Tuesday-night committee meeting at which House Republicans advanced a bill curtailing reproductive rights, Walberg took the even rarer step of lecturing his colleagues on Scripture.

How dare he!!!!!!!!! Anyhow, said bill, which passed on a 20-16 vote, is about overturning a DC law that would protect women from being fired due to using contraception (can anyone point out where this has happened for real?), getting an abortion, using in vitro fertilization, or some other “reproductive rights” decision. However, the law also creates a situation where companies would be denied their 1st Amendment religious freedoms

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“Organizations most affected are those that exist solely to advance these beliefs,” Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at the hearing ahead of Tuesday’s vote. “As passed, the bill fails to recognize certain longstanding constitutional protections. Because of this we cannot let this legislation stand.”

There have been virtually no cases at all which show the need for the D.C. law. However, the point of the law is more about reigning in religious freedom. Back to Milbank

“It is clearly taught by Jesus the Christ himself,” Walberg preached to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, “for those of us who believe in him — and I understand and I accept the fact that there are those who don’t — but he said render unto Caesar what’s Caesar’s and God what’s God’s, and I think that’s an important consideration for us on this committee tonight.”

Claiming Jesus in a political dispute is inflammatory, particularly when you accuse your opponents, as Walberg did, of “a continued attack on religion.” The appeal to theocracy Tuesday night was even more incendiary because it was used to justify a bid to strike down a new District of Columbia law protecting women from workplace discrimination if they receive fertility treatments, use birth control or have abortions.

Again, how dare anyone, much less a Christian minister, mention Jesus!!!!!!!1!! Funny how Milbank never gets upset when Democrats throw around the raaaaacism bit, and accuse Republicans of being Nazis and stuff. Because that’s never “inflammatory”. I mean, seriously, Jesus? It’s not like the guy stood for life, and values, and treating people with kindness or something.

As for the “appeal to theocracy”, that just earns a good old facepalm

being beyond barking moonbat and into “unhinged tool” territory. I thought we had moved beyond this type of wackadoodleness with the end of the George Bush administration?

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