Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Il sen Bernie Sanders è in buona compagnia: Robespierre, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, solo per fare i nomi più noti, che odiavano i cristiani e si erano dati un gran da fare a mandarne il maggior numero possibile in Paradiso.
Nell’attesa di poterli emulare, sen Bernie Sanders non vuole ammettere alla carica dell’Office of Management and Budget di Mr Russell Vought. Il suo peccato capitale sarebbe quello di essere cristiano.
«Sixty-four Republican lawmakers sent a letter Friday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reaffirm the constitutional prohibition against religious tests for public office»
«Led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, the memo is a response to questions raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, at a hearing last month to confirm one of President Trump’s nominees to the Office of Management and Budget»
«While there is continuous debate about the scope and meaning of the religion clauses in the First Amendment, the text of Article VI has been clear: no religious test shall ever (emphasis added) be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust under the United States.»
«Yet, questions were asked during a recent Senate Budget Committee hearing about an executive branch nominee’s adherence to the Christian faith, suggesting that such beliefs disqualified the nominee from service»
Ricapitoliamo le idee.
Se il cristiano crede che il Cristo sia il Figlio di Dio, e che Dio esiste, l’ateo invece non crede a tutto ciò.
Ma da un punto di vista squisitamente logico, le due posizioni sono ambedue religiose. Una affermativa e l’altra negativa: sono l’epifenomeno del rapporto con la Divinità.
In altri termini, l’opzione atea è una scelta religiosa esattamente come quella del credente.
Tuttavia, il sen Bernie Sanders avvalla la prima e rigetta la seconda.
Ottimo se un candidato a dirigere l’Office of Management and Budget sia ateo, non concepibile invece che sia cristiano. Alla faccia del primo Emendamento.
Non si discutono le qualità organizzative, le competenze acquisite: si discute il credo religioso.
Questo atteggiamento è la quintessenza del razzismo.
I liberals democratici stanno piangendosi addosso di aver perso le elezioni presidenziale, per il Congresso e per il Senato, e dopo di essere stati sconfitti per cinque volte consecutive nelle elezioni suppletive per il Congresso
A quanto sembra non passa nemmeno lontanamente nella loro testa l’idea che abbiano perso proprio perché hanno come abito mentale il razzismo ideologico prefessato dal sen Bernie Sanders. È un atteggiamento che li rende refiosi agli Elettori.
→ The Washington Times. 2017-07-07. GOP lawmakers ask AG to intervene after Bernie Sanders imposes ‘religious test’ on Trump nominee
Sixty-four Republican lawmakers sent a letter Friday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reaffirm the constitutional prohibition against religious tests for public office.
Led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, the memo is a response to questions raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, at a hearing last month to confirm one of President Trump’s nominees to the Office of Management and Budget.
“While there is continuous debate about the scope and meaning of the religion clauses in the First Amendment,” the letter reads, “the text of Article VI has been clear: no religious test shall ever (emphasis added) be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust under the United States.”
“Yet, questions were asked during a recent Senate Budget Committee hearing about an executive branch nominee’s adherence to the Christian faith,” the letter continues, “suggesting that such beliefs disqualified the nominee from service.”
At the hearing, Mr. Sanders took issue with an article written in 2016 by Russell Vought, a devout Christian who was nominated by Mr. Trump to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.
In a blog for The Resurgent, Mr. Vought wrote that Muslims “do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, his Son, and they stand condemned.”
The article cited John 3:18, which reads: “Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Mr. Sanders raised several questions about the blog post during the hearing and cited it as his reason for ultimately voting against Mr. Vought’s appointment.
“Do you believe—do you believe that that statement is Islamaphobic?” Mr. Sanders asked at the hearing.
“Absolutely not, senator,” Mr. Vought responded. “I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith.”
“Do you believe that people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?” Mr. Sanders asked. “Is that your view?”
“Senator, I’m a Christian—”
“I understand you are a Christian,” Mr. Sanders interrupted. “But this country is made up of people who are not just—I understand that Christianity is the majority religion. But there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”
“Thank you for probing on that question,” Mr. Vought responded. “As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs.”
“I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about,” Mr. Sanders said. “I will vote no.”
The letter to the attorney general cites Article VI, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which says “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
“The free exercise of religion means the ability to practice your faith without fear of punishment by the government,” the letter reads. “The government violates that right if it determines which faith or non-faith practices are valid or which aspects of a particular faith are legitimate.”
“As such, we urge you to make clear in your forthcoming guidance that the scope and meaning of Article VI has not changed: no religious test will ever be required to serve in the government of the United States.”
The letter is signed by members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, of which Mr. Walker is co-chairman.