This new Democrat Senator made a move that had atheists jumping for joy

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Kyrsten Sinema is the first openly bisexual U.S. Senator.

She’s a new “hero” to radical LGBT activists.

And she just made a move in front of Vice President Mike Pence that will leave you shaking your head.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) decided to take her oath of office on the U.S. Constitution instead of The Bible.

Many LGBT activists jumped at the chance to attack Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian, who issued her oath.

Sinema claims to be “religiously unaffiliated” and is the only member of Congress to do so according to the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life.

AZ Central reports:

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, took her ceremonial oath of office using a copy of the Constitution rather than a religious book, as most members usually do.

By contrast, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican, took her oath using a Bible recovered from the USS Arizona, which sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Sinema’s move, while legally irrelevant, may only heighten speculation that she is an atheist.

Vice President Mike Pence ended Sinema’s oath with the usual words, “so help you God?” Sinema responded, “I do.” Afterward, he noted that he looked forward to working with her in the Senate.

But Sinema wasn’t the only Democrat to not take the oath of office on The Bible.

New Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first two Muslim women in the U.S. House, took their oaths on the Quran.

Rep. Tlaib faced immediate backlash for saying at a rally, “we’re going to impeach that motherf****r,” referring to President Trump, just hours after taking the oath.

And Rep. Omar has faced backlash for her laundry list of anti-Israel statements.

Not only that, but Sen. Sinema has gotten in hot water for mocking her own constituents and attacking stay-at-home moms.

As we reported, she said that stay-at-home moms “leach off their husbands.”

Do you think these newly elected Democrats are representative of everyday Americans?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

110 COMMENTS

  1. None of those women should be in congress. We can’t have anti-Israel people in our congress. It goes against what we believe in AS a country. Muslims should not be allowed in our congress. They will try to change our laws of the land. We are a Christian nation. Not muslim.

    • Well said! islam, lower case intended, is not compatible with our Constitution and there should be no moslems anywhere in American government. Their allegiance is not to our country it is to their false moongod allah. As for this woman, she shouldn’t be either, she is anti-American, and anti-God.
      All of this has come about after 60 years of indoctrination in our school systems which took God out of the schools and ushered in the liberal mindlessness and the political correctness garbage.

    • Peggy: Yes, this is a Christian country. Do not make any exceptions. No Muslims and No Jews/Israelis in the US Gov’t please!

      • Ooooh – no Jews in the US government? That’s likely impossible. After all Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka (tRumpy’s daughter in case you forgot), already hold high offices in the US government!! wake up hon!!

        • Did you drop your koolade after you found out about jews in government. Maybe you should look up all the members of congress both houses. SURPRISE SURPRISE. SO get off the anti trump stump

          • I am happy to have Jews, Muslims, atheists, etc in our government. It is those so-called christians that are the real problem and they are the ones I worry about.

    • Islam was banned in this country in 1953. These Muslim witches cannot legally be in Congress or anything else political in this country.

      • Actually there are laws to keep Muslims out of the country but then what do you expect when you had a muslim for a president.

    • I just cannot comprehend that with all the mediums of information, communication that we have people Stupid enough to sign a petition for office in the first place let alone hold a Congressional Office, Swearing an oath on the quran means nothing as it is allowed to swear an oath on the quran and break that oath when the time and circumstance benefit that person and the muslim religion . We are a nation by and under God, not mohamed or alla.

    • Our country is really becoming a sad look after these changes. We are a nation by and under God. I grew up in a very democratic family, but they would be turning over in their graves seeing all of this. How can many of these old time democrats go along with this, I always felt that they had principles and would never stoop this low. Yes it has always been Republicans vs Democrats, but things are really coming apart with all these new
      changes.

  2. These women are only bringing our country down as are the democratic mee. We need to go back when ALL of us had rights. The left, especially the woemn, are trying to ruin our country. Thank goodness we have a God that will come for us soon.

      • or muslims into the country…..
        I laugh at the muslims who take the oath of office
        n Jefferson’s copy of the koran, apparently they have no
        idea what Jefferson thought of them and their koran.

      • I’m sorry these “women” are not the reason. Because I can guarantee none of the women in my family and that I know voted for or would ever vote for anyone with beliefs like these

          • Most likely it was , what put her in office was the Demoncrat stronghold of phoenix, az, you’ll note those creeps are in control of most big cities, where the SOMETHING for NOTHING mob concentrations are.

          • In Phoenix, Arizona the election for the Senator was indeed a Republican at the end of the election day, however, in the days following ( as in Florida) thousands of solely democrat votes elected this evil Sinema creature. But at the end of the year when McCain’s replacement left office, our Republican Governor Ducey gave the job to our Republican candidate Martha McSally, saying she justly deserved it.

        • Right. Women as a whole are the most discriminating voters. After all we think of our children and how this will affect them, first and foremost. Do fathers? Maybe some do. Did my husband? Not always, sometimes.

        • These newly elected radicals voted into office do not represent the majority of women and they don’t represent the majority of the US. They must have promised their constituents something “free.” I can’t understand why anyone would vote for them… Pelosi is now Speaker of the House and it is her responsibility to rein in these radicals….. if not the Democrats will loose in 2020. Enough is enough

      • With all due respect I do not share your same opinion because I do not believe the issue is with women but more so because some Democrats have went to the extreme left along with the MSM and their hatred of Trump is so strong they will risk the lives of American citizens just to create more division in this country male or female along with the additional hate rhetoric by Muslims appointed to office regardless of their gender. You know you will not be working with a bi-partisan group when a newly elected Muslim spewed “we will impeach the M F’er” within hours of being sworn in!

    • The liberals in this country will do whatever they can to destroy Trump, no matter the consequences to our country. Trump is only doing what the majority of the citizens expected of him if he was elected.
      For a change, an elected official someone keeping champagne promises, what a concept!

    • TO ESTELL;…..YOUR INITIAL STATEMENTS ARE CORRECT BUT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR RELIGIOUS THEOLOGY, THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORD OF GOD WHERE IT STATES THAT THE COMING OF THE LORD IS GOING TO BE “SOON”! PLEASE RE-EVALUATE YOUR BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS!

    • Well, I’m a woman and I hate to say this but Washington DC is no place for women, they are destroying our government. If the men don’t stand up to them pretty soon they will be taking over everything there in Congress. God help us!

  3. I don’t understand what part of America they represent? They are a disgrace to the The offices they are elected too! All of them, must sit around smoking Camel S__t. I question the two radical Islamists if they even carry a green card or if they got a fake one like Husain got??? What a total waste of Congressional seats?

      • Oops – the coup on America was carried out by Russians colluding with tRumpy and his campaign to cheat and win the election by fraud!!!

        • Prove it. After two years of trying to find evidence and blowing through millions of taxpayer dollars, Mueller has ended up with nothing!! Just a hatred-filled bunch of sorry losers trying to cover their own butts for crimes they committed at the FBI, IRS, DEPT. OF STATE, JUSTICE DEPT. and only God knows where else while the Usurper-in-Chief was in office!!

        • Ever hear of Uranium one and the Clintons. How about your buddy Obama whispering in the Russian ambassadors ear when he did not know his mic was on “please tell Vlad (Putin) that I will have more flexibility once I am reelected.” Do some research.

          • I wish there was a investigation into Hillary’s uranium one that affected ranchers in Oregon they went to jail on a trumped-up charge of arson set a back fire to protect the winter pasture. They have a uranium mine on their place it’s not working now but it’s on their place and Hillary sold a fifth of uranium

            Oregon was not the only place that was affected in Wyoming and also in Texas that have Uranium on their property that are fighting for their way of life

        • FALSE!!!! But you just blindly believe the lies of your lib leaders without question. Dare to think for yourself and know the truth.

        • Wow! The ignorance of libtards knows no bounds. Even if the President had colluded with the Russians(which he did not), it isn’t a crime. After 2 years of this witch hunt, Mueller has come up with nothing other than sending former Trump advisors to prison for “crimes” that happened before they joined the campaign. Trump has been tougher on the Russians with sanctions than Bath House Barry ever was.

        • Nancy: The real collusion was between Hitlery and the DNC against Sanders, as proved by the “Russians” (or actually by Seth Rich).

        • Ms. Alexander,

          You need to scroll to my last comment stating that I am livid and I explain why. If there was any type of collusion that went on with the Russians perhaps you should begin with HRC when she sold off 20% of America’s Uranian in her “pay to play” and pocketed well over $100 million. As for Trump and Russia collusion the Freedom of Information Act allowed the release of various documents and emails requested and it is FACT and proof that the FAKE Dossier was paid for by HRC and the DNC to Fusion GPS who employed Christopher Steele to create so your accusation is null & void. It’s is now also proven that some rogue FBI agents namely Comey, Schiff, McCabe, Ohr, Page & Strok lied to a FISA court judge stating the Dossier had been verified not to mention they did not disclose to the judge that HRC the Democratic candidate is the one that paid for the Dossier so that they could obtain wiretaps on Trump (which they did illegally). Comey was fired by Trump for the leak to the MSM as well as various other violations and McCabe is gone. I’m not sure what happened to Page but her lover Strok has been reassigned but at this time the others still remain. What we haven’t seen yet are indictments for Treason and Obstruction of Justice, etc. due to the recusal of the former AG Sessions. That is why the Dems are not in any rush for the confirmation of the new AG appointment of Barr because once he had been confirmed the investigation on the 33,000 missing emails of HRC and her security violations working on an unsecured server putting the safety of the American people at risk will more than likely be reinvestigated since Comey had reached his conclusion on HRC before the investigation even began. There is a plethora of information and documentation backing up what I just told you however the MSM refuse to report on it so be ready for a big surprise in the months ahead. So continue on with your Russian Trump collusion claims as long as you can had it been that evident and easy to prove Mueller would have been on that 2 years ago.

          • I have read and re-read your long diatribe and you have proved nothing, only that you seem to know more than all the rest of us. If you would write more succinctly, perhaps we could follow you better. You are only rehashing old news, most of which has been proven false. Mueller is doing just fine, no rush to judgement from him. You will be the one for a big surprise coming in the months ahead!!

          • Wrong again – Mueller is well on his way to proving it was tRumpy and his campaign – also Manafort, Roger Stone, Cohen, tRumpy Jr, Michael Flynn. Let’s see – did I forget anyone? They all had business dealings with Russia. And all were well situated to have contacts in Russia who were enabled to meddle in our2016 election.

      • You are right about that. I am actually livid over the fact that HRC, the DNC, the DOJ and the FBI were all involved with the attempted destruction of a presidential candidate. Everything from HRC rigging the DNC to ensure she was the Democratic candidate (if I was Sanders I would be mad as hell. The fact that the DNC & HRC paid Fusion GPS to employ Steele to create a fake Dossier on Trump indicating he colluded with Russians to win the election. Then you had Comey, Ohr (who’s wife works for Fusion GPS), McCabe, Strok and Page lied to a FISA court judge about verifying the accuracy of the Dossier and failing to disclose they were bought and paid for by HRC and the DNC so they could obtain a warrant to wiretap a presidential candidate knowing there was no “just cause” meanwhile documentation has been provided proving Comey had began writing a report exhonerating HRC of any wrong doing before he had not even conducted all of the interviews in the investigation. So then Comey leaks the info to the MSM and Mueller (and old FBI workin buddy of Comey’s) is appointed Special Council to conduct an investigation on Trump knowing full well the Russia Colusion written about in the Dossier is fake/bogus. So Mueller appoints his team that consists of all Democrats not one Republican that consists of McCabe, Comey, Schiff, Page and Strok (who believes he is some kind of Superman that is going to save the American people from themselves, lol! In closing through Freedom of Information Act documentation has been obtained clearly showing proof of the illegal activity, setup, obstructing justice, etc and what has been done? Trump fired Comey and McCabe is gone, not sure what happened to Page but Strok has been reassigned. What I have not seen are indictments and arrests. These are serious crimes involving our DOJ (Sally Yates) and rogue FBI agents, not to mention HRC’s emails. Where did 33,000 emails go? Why did she use a scrub software? Indictments and Arrests please, no one is above the law

    • When you are a disgrace to yourself, your country, and a disgrace to our congress, why am I not surprised that you fit right in??? BUILD THE WALL, DEPORT THEM ALL, MAGA OR ELSE!!!

  4. I was listening to a radio talk show sometime in the mid to late 1990’s. Didn’t hear the first part or where the speaker wss from, but she said her country allowed Muslim’s into their country and the next thing they got into the government and now her country us a Muslim country. I’ve bern watching since then and can see it happening here. Voters need to check those running for office very carefully before they vote.

    • They have already taken over parts of Michigan and Minnesota. The best way to fight Muslim’s would be to cut off their welfare, they would starve to death.

      • Any immigrant that come to our Country should apply legally just like it was when my relatives came from Italy n one of the requirements was you had to have a Sponsor,a place to live ,money to live on n a possibility of a job, in other words an occupation that you would be able to find work,no freebies! N we also had qouters on how many immigrants to the USA!This open borders that the Democrats want is ridiculous n most of all we Americans wouldn’t be safe in our own Country!We have seen what happened to innocent Americans in California n many other States with the illegal criminal immigrants!We must have the WALL BUILT,ASAP n this President cares not only for America but for all of its American Citizens.Id love to see in photos just what protection many of The Democrats home or should I say estates they live in n the private schools their children n grandchildren go to with special transportation,the Democrats don’t live the lives of us Americans n what we face everyday,no limos,no car services ,no guards etc,we Americans face many elements everyday n everywhere n we want the protection we deserve,we pay taxes n follow the laws of this land that we love n want the WALLBUILTASAP,Democrats stop playing head games like in mature kids! And Polosie your not dealing with your rules like the President is a child In fact you n Schumer will live to see that with all your jossiling President Trump,a very intelligent man at getting things done will get this WALL BUILT n one other thing I must say is at your age madam Polosie you shouldn’t consider retirement like yesterday,could it be your family rather see you working instead of being in your dominanting ways!❤️????????

    • And just what country was that?? Strange that no one else has the same information that you seem to have. It should have been big news but who else has heard of it??

  5. As a Christian, I am saddened- as a citizen, they have the right, as a citizen, I am alarmed and concerned. We are at a dangerous point in our nations history.

    • You are On Point in what you are saying but till the Atheist and Moslim quit
      Stamping on our Religion of Christianity there will be no peace in the World.
      They think their Religious Beliefs are Superior than Ours.. This needs to STOP !!

      • Ron P – so you think your religious beliefs are superior to others? Doesn’t sound like a very christian statement to me.

        • They are. But it is not said in an attitude of superiority, at least not by me; there can only be One Truth, and that which is not true is false. But the difference between me as a Christ follower( and I think I speak for the majority of those who call Christ Lord and God), is that I do not seek to behead nor criminalize those who subscribe to their false beliefs; “let the tree lay where it falls.” I respect their right to be wrong, and allow them their freedoms to practice their wrongfulness- I expect them to respect my rights and freedoms to say they are false and wrong.

          • All religious faiths and beliefs are on the same footing and equal. Of course all are wrong as there is no such thing as a god or other heavenly creature. It’s all made up stuff to control people!!

        • Nancy…It is very obvious that you are not a Christian and have no clue who Jesus is and what He teaches. And neither do you have any concept of who our founding fathers were or what they left us. You really need to read the New Testament and our history.

          • I am well acquainted with the bible, new testament etc. My husband is a seminary graduate and for years we practically lived in the church. I got so tired of being told over and over what a sinner we all were, shouted and bullied from the pulpit, Finally I left the church, any church – I’ve had enough to last me a lifetime. I am finally free of all the degradation heaped on me. I’ve seen too many so-call christians who don’t behave like Christ at all. So no – I am no longer a christian and glad to be id of that albatross abound my neck. I know exactly who jesus is supposed to be. And if all the so-called christians commenting on here, are an example of christians today – then you all sure need help!!

  6. In my book if you do not have a bible , you did not take the oath of office . Just give her some dog poop and let her smell her way around the World . Like they always do .

  7. I lived in a Muslim country for two years when I left the United States there were two mosques in the country 38 years later there is one on every steeet corner
    Everyday I was in that country I was told we are going do convert everyone to being a Moslem and create a world cailaphate be aware there are many ways to do this and they are doing them all

  8. They are invading our country using any devious way they can. We also have a problem with our northern border. Muslims have found it’s very easy to slip into the US via Canada. There is a high concentration of them in our northern states because of this. They are being elected because of voter fraud. It’s rampant in our country! People are voting that are not US citizens. We need strict voter ID’s with high tech security. Both in issuing the ID’s and counting the election results. People are being elected because of cheating and tampering. Any election worker that allows voter fraud should be put in jail. The Democrats oppose a system like this because they have abused our voting process for decades. They have no common sense. You protect this beautiful country and all our forefathers intended it to be. You don’t open the borders and give it away. It’s not theirs to give away!

    • Canada will one day unfortunately see they made a huge mistake !I know there is certainly some very good Christian Moslem n want to better their live here in America n I truly am for that but when they are elected into our government n show their disgusting fowl mouth especially against our President that has done so much good for America n it’s people n believe in their satanist Koran n want it taught in our American schools ,this is absolutely wrong,They need to resign immediately! We can’t be soft on people like that kind of background!You can blame Mr. Obama n Clinton he started this immigration entrees into our Country n Clinton had n still has a plan for us all n it will be a desaster to all Americans,the Democratic Party isn’t like it was many,many years ago there is nothing but evil unAmerican,corruption n to hell with does who have supported the Party n anyone of their support that don’t seen to figure it out must be completely blind,sorry to say!If they ever get a hold on this Country we will see times that we be unbelievable to us all as peons n corruption n self gain ,the me myself n eye syndrome,that’s what I call it! We will own nothing n that includes our Constutition Rights,they are lying like a lion waiting to catch its prey,God help us all!Pay attention n make your votes count in 2020 !!❤️????????

  9. This LOWLIFE Atheist lover needs to be RECALLED for the reason of Enticing
    haters among Christians .. Let them believe in what they want to and
    Leave All the Good Christians to their BELIEVES !

  10. How in the hell did these two get elected? Surely the citizens of Minnasota and other states are not the mad at our government. I wish a reporter would interview these two and some of these voters that put them in office.
    I don’t get it. Very disturbing and sad. Follow the ????money.

  11. These Congressional Senators and Representatives do not represent the majority of Americans. They are close to having reasons for their recall. Sadly, they have their foot in the door and will spread like cancer. They must be watched closely and their actions rejected immediately.

  12. This is what multi-unassimilated culturalism will get you! More of it and we will no longer be a sovereign nation. We will be an open border 3rd world country- CA is on its way- looking at CA will show you what these dems will do to the rest of the country when and if they get total power. Pretty freaking scary.

    • Mare…That is what libs want. They are very sick creatures. And Mexico said that they will take back what they lost without firing a shot. California is very ignorant and letting them do it.

  13. So much for the school marm persona that Sin presented to the legal voters in AZ. Do her voters feel like they have been had again. I hope so. Now we need to wring a confession out of the vote counter to verify the fraud perpetrated to get her elected that I know she was involved in.

  14. In my personal opinion, the epitome of womanhood and femininity resides in stay-at-home mothers. For women to BE women not pseudo men. Those women who condemn Stay-at-home Moms, are merely women seeking to masculinize themselves. So called “femininity” has hurt, more than helped women’s status. Many have allowed themselves to become rough and coarse, without charm. They are less respected, less revered, and yes, even less desirable; they have turned themselves into sex objects who copulate at will without love. Too many abort their babies as if they were throwing out the garbage! They are the ones who hate men, envy men, and seek to emasculate those men willing to accommodate them.
    Being a mother nurturing her children and managing a household for the welfare of the Family, is in reality the most important job in life! The Father is the bread winner whose work efforts support his family and who provides his own role model not only for his sons to follow but also for his daughters to seek in a man to make him her husband. I exclude bad fathers and mothers of course.
    I admit I am a traditionalist and a believer in roles for everyone. Today ‘blurring’ of roles as well as identities are the idee de jour.
    Wanting to provide as many material things for one’s family is laudable but not at the expense of neglecting the natural roles of Mom and Dad. We can do without ‘things’ but we cannot do without love and attention. A boy once told me that he wished that it was his Mom that he saw when he came home from school and not the maid! I felt his “loss”. In our “brave new world” we have not become better off as people. Never have we seen more unhappiness and contention in our country. People renounce God, their country, their identities, their freedoms looking for answers that lie beneath their noses but instead follow false political prophets and other preachers of harm. America is on the verge of being lost by this lost generation. It is sad, very sad. I await the howl that will follow, but please give me reasons for any objections and not thoughtless reflex condemnation!

    • That’s the kind of comment I would expect from a “good old boy”. Got to keep women “barefoot and pregnant”, and in the kitchen!!

  15. RASHIDA ILAIB AND ELHAN OMAR TAKE THE OATH ON THE BIBLE NOT THE QURAN IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE U.S.A GET THE HELL OUT AND GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND STAY IN HELL.

    KYRSTEN SINEMA TAKE THE OATH ON THE BIBLE IF YOU LIKE THE U.S.A YOU KNOW KYRSTEN SINEMA AND PELOSE BETTER LIVE WITH EACH OTHER YOU MAKE A GOOD PAIR AND YOU TWO TO HELL AND LIVE,

    • Where is the rule that says one must take the oath of office on a bible?? I think that is just simply tradition.
      Don’t like change much, do you??

  16. No matter what atheists, homosexuals, Muslims, etc. do they will all lose in the end. There is a war between satan’s side and Jesus’ side and we know that Jesus will win. Satan will reign for a period of time and it is easy to see that is what is happening to this country. Satan loves those who deny Jesus and His teachings. But Jesus will come and rule and satan and all who follow him will be gone from us forever

  17. Since she took her oath of office on the Constitution the first time she votes for something that is unconstitutional, remove her for violating her oath of office. Ought to be easy for a democrap to violate their oath of office. It`s in their blood!

    • Since much of the principles incorporated into the articles of the Constitution are from the bible then you would have to hold all politicians accountable for the same actions, the sad thing is most politicians know little to nothing about Constitutional law which in itself is a travesty of justice.

  18. Cease with your self righteous attitude, it could have been worse, consider that wicked Moonie Muslime bitch from MN being sworn in on the quran.

  19. We shouldn’t be in high places. We take the long way & many times don’t make it &/or screw things up because we think emotionally. Men take the short, straight way because they think logically. Proven medically, psychologically, chemically, emotionally our make-ups are different, no matter how much leftist queers deny it

  20. I live in Arizona, and I’m so sad this bitch got elected. But, truth be, she didn’t come out till after she was elected. Also she never brought up the Atheist thing either. I was very shocked when she won the election.

      • Just like your “hero” tRumpy. Now you turn on John McCain. Now that he is dead and buried and can’t defend himself. You do know that he was a registered republican, don’t you?? Sure he voted with the Democrats a few times, but it always looked like he made the right decision.

  21. Centralized NAZI News!Communist NWK News.AKA: Fake News! MSM=Fake News, Fox News.The Pravda Racists Divisive Commie newspapers and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within! We have to stop them first, patriots!

  22. Who voted these women into office ? Did anybody poll the districts? I am suspicious of voter fraud. Poll their districts and see how many people actually voted these women into office. If they won legitimately then so be it. Their districts will have to live with the consequences of their representatives having political agendas that do not include those who voted for them.

  23. I feel very sorry for those who don’t believe in Jesus !! They won’t have to worry about keeping warm in the after life!! It also explains the why of Luke 22:36 in the Bible

  24. The US is a Christian nation. We should be voting for outstanding Christian men and women to run our country. Instead we have bisexuals, Islamists, and haters of our great country. If God knows that is wrong, why is it happening? We are not doing our godly duties. We are letting unbelievers “steer the ship”. We have gotten way off course. We need to win back this country and put it in the hands of those that will run her according to God’s laws. We need to clean out all that is not good, strengthen the family, grow faith and patriotism. Make immoral things immoral, like they used to be. Stop messing with our children’s minds. I am even for taking kids away from families that push their kids to be transgender. All of that ungodly sex is a choice, just as wanting to rob a bank is. Good people just say no to those feelings. We are all tempted. But we don’t all choose to sin.

  25. Kyrsten Sinema did nothing wrong! A Roman Catholic priest, Reverend David K. O’Rourke, said, “Every religious group in the United States is a minority group. Some may be unhappy with this status and wish they had official standing. I am not unhappy with it. The Catholic Church, the largest of these minorities, has prospered greatly in this country where we separate church and state.”

    I’m a liberal Democrat and must point out that the Republican Party desperately needs religious diversity. Republicans should welcome people of other faiths and those of no faith. Not everyone in the United States is a Christian. This country wasn’t founded by Christians; many of America’s founding fathers were Deists. There are other faiths, besides the Abrahamic faiths. There are other holy books out there besides the Bible or the Koran, like the Bhagavad-gita, which also claim to be the word of God.Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a vegetarian (apparently not yet vegan!), the only Hare Krishna devotee in Congress, was sworn in on the Bhagavad-gita, rather than on the Bible or the Koran.

    In 1787 when the framers excluded all mention of God from the Constitution, they were widely denounced as immoral and the document was denounced as godless, which is precisely what it is. Opponents of the Constitution challenged ratifying conventions in nearly every state, calling attention to Article VI, Section 3:

    “No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    An anti-federalist in North Carolina wrote: “The exclusion of religious tests is by many thought dangerous and impolitic. Pagans, Deists and Mohammedans might obtain office among us.”

    Amos Singletary of Massachussetts, one of the most outspoken critics of the Constitution, said that he “hoped to see Christians (in power), yet by the Constitution, a papist or an infidel was as eligible as they.”

    Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote that “there were some members so unfashionable as to think that a belief in the existence of a Deity, and of a state of future rewards and punishments would be some security for the good conduct of our rulers, and that in a Christian country, it would be at least decent to hold out some distinction between the professors of Christianity and downright infidelity or paganism.”

    Martin’s report shows that a “Christian nation” faction had its say during the convention, and that its views were consciously rejected.

    The United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

    The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

    The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

    Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

    The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

    In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

    We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

    The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

    “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. However, Jefferson admitted, “In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are the fabric of very inferior minds…”

    It was Thomas Jefferson who established the separation of church and state. Jefferson was deeply suspicious of religion and of clergy wielding political power.

    Jefferson helped create the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, incurring the wrath of Christians by his fervent defense of toleration of atheists:

    “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Jefferson advocated a “wall of separation” between church and state not to protect the church from government intrusion, but to preserve the freedom of the people:

    “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest morality that has ever been taught;” he observed, “but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invested by priestcraft and established by kingcraft, constituting a conspiracy of church and state against the civil and religious liberties of mankind.”

    Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of the Age of Enlightenment. Their world view was based upon Deism, secularism, and rationalism.

    “The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight,” wrote Jefferson. “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter…we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this…”

    As late as 1820, Jefferson was convinced everyone in the United States would die a Unitarian. Jefferson, Madison and Paine’s writings indicate that America was never intended to be a Christian theocracy. “I have sworn upon the altar of God,” wrote Jefferson, “eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    In his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, Jefferson wrote:

    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    Similarly, in an 1824 letter to John Cartwright, Jefferson expressed anger at judges who had based rulings on their belief that Christianity is part of the common law. Cartwright had written a book critical of these judges, and Jefferson was glad to see it. Observed Jefferson:

    “The proof of the contrary, which you have produced, is controvertible; to wit, that the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced, or knew that such a character had ever existed.”

    Jefferson challenged “the best-read lawyer to produce another script of authority for this judicial forgery” and concluded, “What a conspiracy this, between Church and State!”

    As president, Jefferson put his “wall of separation” theory into practice. He refused to issue proclamations calling for days of prayer and fasting, insisting that they violate the First Amendment. As early as 1779, Jefferson proposed a bill before the Virginia legislature that would have established a series of elementary schools to teach the basics—reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Jefferson even suggested that “no religious reading, instruction, or exercise shall be prescribed or practiced, inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.” Jefferson did not regard public schools as the proper agent to form children’s religious views.

    As president, James Madison also put his separationist philosophy into action. He vetoed two bills he believed would violate church-state separation. The first was an act incorporating the Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia that gave the church the authority to care for the poor. The second was a proposed land grant to a Baptist church in Mississippi.

    Had Madison, the father of the Constitution, believed that all the First Amendment was intended to do was bar setting up a state church, he would have approved these bills. Instead, he vetoed both, and in his veto messages to Congress explicitly stated that he was rejecting the bills because they violated the First Amendment.

    Later in his life, James Madison came out against state-paid chaplains, writing, “The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.” He also concluded that his calling for days of prayer and fasting during his presidency had been unconstitutional.

    In an 1819 letter to Robert Walsh, Madison wrote, “the number, the industry and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.” In an undated essay called the “Detached Memoranda,” written in the early 1800s, Madison wrote, “Strongly guarded… is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States.”

    In 1833 Madison responded to a letter sent to him by Jasper Adams. Adams had written a pamphlet titled “The Relations of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States,” which tried to prove that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Madison wrote back: “In the papal system, government and religion are in a manner consolidated, and that is found to be the worst of government.”

    Madison, like Jefferson, was confident that separation of church and state would protect both the institutions of government and religion. Late in his life, Madison wrote to a Lutheran minister about this, declaring, “A due distinction… between what is due to Caesar and what is due to God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations… A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity.”

    In the early part of the 19th century, a general understanding existed that the government should not promote religion, or favor one religion over another. In 1829, Senator Richard Johnson of Kentucky wrote:

    “It is not the legitimate province of the Legislature to determine what religion is true, or what is false. Our Government is a civil and not a religious institution. Our Constitution recognizes in every person the right to choose his own religion, and to enjoy it freely, without molestation. Whatever may be the religious sentiments of citizens, and however variant, they are alike entitled to protection from the Government, so long as they do not invade the rights of others…

    “Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the Constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.”

    The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (or, more broadly understood, respecting or favoring one set of beliefs or disbeliefs over another), nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Thomas Jefferson was laissez-faire toward all religious belief and disbelief, not caring whether his neighbor believed in twenty gods or no god. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected president, Bibles would be confiscated, churches would be closed down, etc. Clearly, that didn’t happen. Secularists are NOT atheists. The Bible is not the law of the land, and neither is Sharia Law!

    • That is an amazing commentary sir. I enjoyed it so much that I have printed it out for further study. Thanks for your thoughtful response!!

  26. Trump tried to keep the RADICAL types out of this country with a ban, but the left put a stop to that. I think no Muslim should be allowed in this country. They are incompatible. If they don’t give up their religion/theology, send them back to where they came from. We should have no mosques. We will be judged, as a nation, if we don’t clean up this mess. Even a Republican, Omar Qudrat, makes me nervous. He seems like a nice man, but he is Muslim. Since I know what their quran teaches, I believe MOSQUES, the QURAN, and the RELIGION/THEOLOGY, must be eradicated. If Muslims renounce Islam, learn the English language, and swear allegiance to our flag and country, then they can stay. It’s not the man, but his destructive beliefs, that I cannot accept.

    • You are absolutely nuts, Carol Smith. Judgeing someone on what you “think” is true is so wrong. With people like you we have an even greater need for others who try to get along with different folks.

  27. Vasu Murti, I don’t know where you get your information. We are not to push any particular Christian religion, is what is meant by that line. Don’t forget, we are a Christian nation.
    As for being Catholic, I was one once. I saw so much that was against God. Never mentioned in the bible. I will dare any Catholic to find the use of holy water, rosaries, the priest being apart from the other congregants, even the use of the title priest, as being the preacher, in the bible. And the Pope is a total abomination. Nobody can stand in for Jesus, the Christ. Transubstantiation is a lie also. The bread and fruit of the vine are only symbols, not the real deal. So the Catholic “church” has no say in anything. I’m sorry to all the Catholics that take offense to this answer, but it’s true. I love the people, but hate the false religion.

  28. No where in Our Constitution does it say seperration of Church and State so that’s a lie, don’t care what Jefferson said it is Not in the Constitution most of Our Leaders believed in GOD the Creator yes we had idoits back then that is why Our Forefathers made sure it was in the beginning of the Constitution same for our guns they knew we would have to fight to keep Our Country and the Constitution as Written from disgusting people that put on an act to get in power so it is our place to Demand anyone in our government that doesn’t keep their oath and protect our Constitution as Written must be automatically FIRED with No Severance of any kind No Retirement of any kind and Prosecuted tothe Full Extent of Our Laws which is Death High Treason is Death and to allow these vile women in our government is a illegal and must Demand them Fired Immediately Banned for life never allowed in any part of our government including garbage collectors

  29. Interesting how frightened they are about anyone who lives by faith in God. God gives us the free choice to believe or not believe but we are responsible for that choice. They go into continual attack mode against anyone who is faithful so they obviously believe that they have a right to have an opinion but no one else does. God is not mocked and we all do reap what we sow so they better buckle up their time of reckoning is at hand. They have conveniently forgotten the same people that they continue to attack are the same people who pay their salaries and pay for the exorbitant expense accounts they all use. They have also forgotten conveniently their oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. By their recent declarations/statements they have broken oath and have therefore put themselves in positions to be removed from office. The sooner the better.

    • There is no “rule” that says the oath of office has to be taken on a bible. You need to check that one out. It is “customary” but not required. So taking the oath on the constitution seems to be a great choice!!

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