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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.”

Vicky Hartzler (r) [2021 file photo].

This morning:

[photo cropped]

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
It is quite the honor to be awarded the Distinguished Christian Statesmanship Award from @DJKMinistries.

The award recognizes those whose commitment to Christ and love for country compels them to stand for truth and righteousness in government. I am truly humbled to receive it.
8:51 AM · Jun 16, 2022

In 2018:


Some of the responses to today’s tweet:

As an elected official you cannot establish religion through your work.

PS Are you capable of winning awards from groups that aren’t designated as hate groups?

Jesus would not have voted against a standalone bill to cap the cost of insulin at $35/month.

This is a joke, right…?

Nope. She is aimed at the rabid right

Ah if only there was some ethical doctrine about separating your governing duties and your personal religion. Something about the church and state perhaps? Weird how people can be so inconsistent about which principles of the founding fathers and Jesus they follow.

Winning an award isn’t “humbling,” reading these responses should be humbling. Words are hard.

Not all your constituents are white Christians.

Keep your faith out of our government.

Oh that’s embarrassing

Christian Nationalism…It’s wrong & goes against everything Jesus came to abolish. If it was an integral part of Christianity Jesus would have come as an earthly king, not a heavenly one. As a born-again Christian, I will continue to fight this misuse of Jesus’ name.

LMAO, distinguished Christian. That bar must be so low its buried if they gave it to you Vick. You don’t stand for truth, righteousness, or humility. You stand for lying, hypocrisy and hatred. You foster bigotry and indifference on a daily basis.

You are rotting from the inside out, and it shows.

I don’t believe your mythology, yet you pledge to rule me with it. Dangerous cultists have infiltrated government.