1/ Really? No one should have to choose between their job and practicing their faith.
If I firmly believe before the day begins, everyone must pray to my God so that our work is good and safe. And, people who don’t pray my way are not good people and must be fired.
2/ What should people do: if they are told this mandatory prayer is not in the interest of the company and if they insist on such a prayer they are fired, be fired for their beliefs or not follow their beliefs?
3/ In this country so far, you do not have the religious freedom to shove your beliefs down anyone’s throat and if people resist your beliefs, they should not be fired or harassed.
Correction: The Supreme Court sent a strong message today that we Christian theocrats have the religious freedom to shove our beliefs onto everyone in public places.
But he didn’t have to choose Vick, that’s the whole point. “The district said that some students felt pressured into taking part and that it offered alternative, less public places to pray after games.” Kennedy choose to defy that. Freedom comes with responsibility, period!
If I do something and my boss doesn’t like it, he tells me to stop and I do it anyway, I’m fired, that’s how it works. You GQPs made all these “at will” states and yet gripe when someone exercises it. Plus they offered accommodations, he chose to sue for 15-minutes of fame.
“The Supreme Court sent a strong message today that Christian proselytizing will not be imperiled in America.”
You are a Christofascist. This isn’t your church. This is our country.
Serious question. Would you support a Muslim coach praying? Or someone else who isn’t Christian? I’ll wait.
Only yesterday she spoke our in favor of (another) Supreme Court decision that enforces Christian religious doctrine over the entire country. But you already know the answer to that.
Faith is not part of our government. Faith, civics and politics are separate entities. Can’t believe you don’t know that.
If a white man can kneel and pray in public (and be protected by a SCOTUS who CLEARLY does not represent a majority of US citizens), then so can those of us who kneel in protest. #ColinKaepernick
Pressuring students to pray with you is not religious freedom.
Kids shouldn’t be forced to pray by an authoritarian figure who decides play time
No is being denied their rights if they cant pray on a school football field – that is why we have church lady
We have entered an era of Christo fascism in this country.
Long before now.
So a white man can kneel and demonstrate what he believes in, but a black man can’t? Hypocrite. #ColinKaepernick
The problem with your position is that YOUR expression of religious freedom results in someone else’s coercion to comply (at worst) and possible shaming/bullying of non-Christian students (at best). It may be YOUR idea of freedom, but it stomps on other people’s rights.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”
Uh, you voiced support for DJT’s proposed Muslim ban, Vic.
Eric Greitens for U.S. Senate @greitens_eric
Look out @Rep_TRichardson @jaybarnes5 @mikeparson @calebrowden @elijahhaahr, we’ve got our permits and we’re coming for you! This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible. Learn more 11:43 AM · Jun 20, 2022
A response from the Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader (r):
Caleb Rowden (r) [2016 file photo].
Caleb Rowden @calebrowden
We have been in contact with the Missouri Highway Patrol and hope that former Gov Greitens finds the help he needs.
Anyone with multiple accusations of abuse toward women and children should probably steer clear of this rhetoric. #MOSen #MOLeg
[….] 1:24 PM · Jun 20, 2022
It’s an inevitable result.
Michael Bersin @MBersin
First they came for the RINOs and I didn’t speak up because – there is no such thing as a “moderate” republican, they built this, and we should all appreciate the irony… 11:50 AM · Jun 20, 2022
You think a possible red flag law is looking pretty good right now?
Cool commercial, dingus. Kinda heavy on policy though. May wanna dumb it down a little for folks who aren’t interested in the wonky minutiae of federal legislation and the machinations of the law with respect to the historical interpretations and implications of the constitution
Are you guys training with the Uvalde police? They also liked to dress up like that
Do you tie them up before shooting them or is that just reserved for the women you’re having affairs with?
Oh my god what is wrong with you?
You think this is normal?
Really going for the 1930s Germany look there, aren’t you?
Irony, too, apparently?
In a world where we’ve lost so much as nation, you’re sick certifiably, sick
What, and I emphasize, the fuck?!
This is deeply embarrassing, like this is pandering to the dumbest voter imaginable. The people responding positively to this already live in hell, they just need to be entertained.
Big jump from duct taping women.
So you are encouraging murder because of a difference of political beliefs?
Demonizing and dehumanizing your political opponents is an old trick of totalitarian regimes
The only way I’m watching this is if you tie me up with duct tape and force me against my will
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Biden is enjoying his weekend at the beach while Americans watch gas prices soar and pay more every week at the grocery store. 3:00 PM · Jun 18, 2022
Some of the responses:
Maybe because the GOP voted against gas price gouging?
Well, you’re District has been plagued with crippling poverty for the entire time that you’ve “represented” it. Funny that you suddenly care about your constituents’ well-being. So you’ve been talking to your buddies in big oil- right?
It’s weird how Jason here and the @GOP scream how D’s are trying to make this a socialist country then believe the president controls free market prices.
How about when Trump was playing golf at Mar a Lago every weekend and thousands of Americans were dying of covid. How did you feel about that?
Did you ever complain about TFG golfing for over a complete year in his term? No? Why not?
That’s the cult.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
I’m enjoying my weekend at home while Republicans like you vote against every bill that will help Americans.
Would you have tweeted anything if he was playing golf at his own golf course?
How often are you in Congress in session and how often do you go home? Most people work during the week and take a break on the weekends…he’s no different. Plus he doesn’t control gas prices and you all voted no on price gouging so stuff it.
You aren’t worried about gas prices – you voted AGAINST doing anything about price gouging, remember? ( Spoiler – the VOTERS remember )
II went to the Cubs game today and enjoyed time with my family. Fortunately I still have time to remind you that gas price increases are global and you voted against helping Americans lower them.
Riding his bike and NOT driving a gas guzzler. I’m good with that. Congress sure takes a lot of time off, but I guess potus doesn’t even get the weekend. But keep tweeting. Super productive.
And what proposals have you made to provide relief?
Have you ever actually done anything for working class people and small businesses in your district, like your profile says? I doubt it.
He’s ready to sign the law stopping price gouging but you didn’t vote to pass it. What oil companies are you protesting this week?
Nah, I’m building a chicken coup.
I did fill my 25 gallon tank with $3.59/gas (after my points discount).
And I drive a behemoth truck. But I plan my trips & watch my $.
Are gas prices more important than our democracy? Nope.
Tell me how much time Trump spent at Mar-A-Lago again?
How did YOU vote on the price gouging bill??
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 232
H R 7688 YEA-AND-NAY 19-May-2022 12:15 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
— YEAS 217 —
—- NAYS 207 —
—- NOT VOTING 5 —
Asked and answered.
You could have voted against price-gouging. Why didn’t you?
I am American and I filled my tank without undue anxiety, went grocery shopping and purchased same items As norm and live at the beach. I’m glad our President also takes time@to recharge on the weekends. Even happier that he isn’t also charging others to stay at his gaudy resorts
So I am ASSuming you working all weekend on a solution. I look forward to your report on Tuesday
Didn’t you vote no on the oil price gauging bill?
Do you prefer to be called by your full name “Mr. Clear and Present Danger” or do you have a nickname???
We see what you did there.
@GOP is like a broken record. Same thing over and over and over with zero progress. Stuck in the rut, stuck in the past. [….]Yawn[….]
Congress is only in session for about 172 days a year – how many days do YOU spend at home during that same year jaystun?
I dunno, he holds open public townhall meetings in the district, right? Just spitballing here…
Interesting that the former President was on the golf course just about every weekend but no complaints about that especially during a pandemic. How did you vote on bills that would have helped those that elected you?
And what exactly are you doing to help?
The grocery store I’m afraid to go to in case some maniac walks in with a assault weapon? That grocery store?
Actively voting NO on anything that could possibly help! You don’t support the working class w/culture wars, Smith.
What’s your solution to solving worldwide inflation this weekend?
Did you vote for the gas gouging bill?
No. See above.
Are you seriously sitting home and watching prices? I suspect most Americans are enjoying their weekend – certainly no obvious lack of vacationers in our area and no shortage of cars on the highway.
Eric Schmitt – Missouri Supreme Court judges – Americans for Prosperity Action – campaign mailer – June 17, 2022 [detail]
Claire McCaskill (D) [2018 file photo].
Claire – on Eric Schmitt’s (r) photo with Missouri Supreme Court judges used in a campaign mail piece:
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
He has sold his soul to the political vultures. That’s @Eric_Schmitt the AG of Mo and US Senate candidate. Now some of the most respected and non partisan Mo officials are calling him out for his gutter ethics. [….] 4:01 PM · Jun 17, 2022
Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].
Sixteen minutes later Eric Schmitt (r) provided a prickly response:
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Your lies are thick, but that’s nothing new for you. You were the most two faced politician in modern Missouri political history. Your phony folksy routine caught up to you. Enjoy your baking.
[….] 4:17 PM · Jun 17, 2022
“Big mistake. Big. Huge…”
Some of the responses:
Finally, @Eric_Schmitt speaks directly to Missouri’s women voters.
His message, packaged as an insult:
“Enjoy your baking.”
Awww, did someone with some clout and an actual former Senator call you on your #Bullschmitt ?
Poor little thing, you can ignore us all day long, but she says something and you’ve got to reply. And at 4:17pm, on a workday/weekday that’s still our time and our dime Eric!
Except Claire for better or worse actually got stuff done and didn’t support a political movement that tried to overthrow the government to install authoritarianism, Eric. You cannot say the same.
Mr. Schmitt, in order to insult Claire, she must first value your opinion. Nice try, though.
Are you EVER going to do some of the work we pay the MO Attorney General to do? I mean, when you’re not busy suing China, micro-managing public schools, bullying beloved Missourians?
Most people running for office would be smart enough not to tell a woman to get in the kitchen.
She did win election to the Senate, which is more than you’ll do.
She was a US Senator, and you are going to come in third in a primary so I dunno man sounds like you’re punching up pretty far here.
Bullschmitt is triggered. LOL.
Ooh, Claire triggered Eric!!
You actually have to attack someone who’s not even in the race in order to make yourself look good (not working btw) Are you so afraid if you say something bad about your other GOP Primary competition everyone will mean tweet you in their defense? This is a new level of desperate
That’s rich, Eric. Every move you make is for political theater, for power, and to raise fear. You are despicable and deserve every call out you are getting.
Wow, Eric. Things must be worse with your “also ran” campaign than we suspected. But no worries. I bet if you look really hard, you can find some school kids to sue.
And on and on…
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
I’m confused, you lost soul. Is the Missouri Supreme Court lying? I’m just quoting their public statement. I never sold my soul to get re-elected. Someone has convinced you to abandon what you believe it. It’s just sad.
[….] 9:33 PM · Jun 17, 2022
“…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].
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
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.
“…The fairness doctrine took effect shortly after the creation of the Federal Radio Commission (FRC) in 1927 and was continued by its successor, the FCC, until the late 1980s. In its 1929 Great Lakes Broadcasting Co. decision, the FRC asserted that the “public interest requires ample play for the free and fair competition of opposing views, and the Commission believes that the principle applies to all discussions of issues of importance to the public….”
The Fairness Doctrine died in 1987 when Ronald Reagan (r) was in office.
“…On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission overruling an earlier decision, Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce (Austin), that allowed prohibitions on independent expenditures by corporations. The Court also overruled the part of McConnell v. Federal Election Commission that held that corporations could be banned from making electioneering communications….”
Where Roy Blunt (r) tries to pretend he’s never heard of Citizens United or the Fairness Doctrine:
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when large email platforms are deciding which messages can easily reach voters and which get buried in a spam folder. 3:40 PM · Jun 15, 2022
What’s the matter Roy, you can’t buy any stamps or newspapers?
Some of the responses:
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when $20 Billion is being spent just on political campaigns ensuring divisive & emotionally charged messaging can easily reach voters. Time to revoke Citizens United & shine a blinding light on Dark Money contributions.
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when large mobs are deciding to usurp voters by seeking to bury the vice president.
Trust me when I say that the contents of my SPAM folder were never the reason that I didn’t vote for you.
Perhaps my emails to you to get your thoughts on common sense gun control in Missouri HAVE gotten stuck in your SPAM box, though, since I sure haven’t heard back from you.
You going to complain about dial-up speeds next? Gas prices, milk prices, and spam emails. So glad I have a senator who’s focused on solving the biggest problems of 1998
Try a decade before that.
It’s hard to have truly fair elections when you put obstacles in the way of voting, and put people in positions of power whose stated purpose is to only verify results where Republicans win.
How about when one side storms the capitol to overthrow the results of the election?
Distract and deflect…. What does the 1/6 committee have on you? Might your name be coming up?
Restore the Fairness Doctrine and help cure the evils of Fox News