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He’s saying the quiet parts out loud.
Last night, after right wingnut republicans in the Missouri Senate refused to confirm Governor Mike Parson’s (r) nominee as Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) – during a pandemic:
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Missourians know that I share these beliefs and would not have nominated someone who does not share the same Christian values. Yet, Senators chose to believe baseless rumors and outright lies on social media rather than the facts in front of them.
6:02 PM · Feb 1, 2022
“Missourians know that I share these beliefs and would not have nominated someone who does not share the same Christian values…”
United States Constitution, Article VI
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
Missouri Constitution, I Section 5.
….that no person shall, on account of his or her religious persuasion or belief, be rendered ineligible to any public office or trust or profit in this state, be disqualified from testifying or serving as a juror, or be molested in his or her person or estate; that to secure a citizen’s right to acknowledge Almighty God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience, neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions shall establish any official religion….
Missouri Constitution, I Section 6.
That no person can be compelled to erect, support or attend any place or system of worship, or to maintain or support any priest, minister, preacher or teacher of any sect, church, creed or denomination of religion; but if any person shall voluntarily make a contract for any such object, he shall be held to the performance of the same.
It’s possible Mike Parson (r) has read the words. It’s clear he doesn’t comprehend them.
Reese E. Forbes said:
You must be a Christian to be in Missouri government ???? What happened to the constitutional Freedom Of Religion ? I always vote for Pagans, who honor Mother Earth, whenever possible.