Tony Perkins, Family Research Council: But, do you see this as a part of a, a growing trend that we see that, uh, there is really kind of a marginalization of Christianity and a, uh, almost a promotion of, uh, other forms of, I would have to say, fringe religions?
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r): Uh, I, I agree, I think so. And if Christianity is the main religion in our country and, um, as a policy for the Department of Defense, I mean, we need to defend the, uh, practice of religion but we do not have to obligate taxpayer funds to facilitate it or accommodate it or pay for it.
Tony Perkins: Is it the government’s role to, to try to put all religions on the same plane?
Representative Hartzler (r): No, it’s not their role at all. I mean, their role is to, uh, facilitate basic policy for our country and, and to not to try to lift up one religion or, over the other, uh, they should be defending the basic rights that we have, that freedom of religion here, and certainly not facilitating, uh, or accommodating fringe religions, I mean, it’s, it’s, uh, crazy.
From the United States Constitution:
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.
“…And if Christianity is the main religion in our country…”
Which sect? Just asking.
“…and certainly not facilitating, uh, or accommodating fringe religions, I mean, it’s, it’s, uh, crazy…”
And that First Amendment thingy also means that neither the government nor any vacuous member of Congress gets to decide which religious belief is fringe or not.
The cult of the victim, cluelessness, and projection all wrapped up in a neat little package just in time for a cheery “Season’s Greetings!”