Progressive Senator’s Latest Comments Backfire In A Big Way

Attacking Christians who stand for their beliefs is nothing new.

Liberal progressives have increasingly taken the view that Christian values are outdated and have no place in America.

But their hypocrisy knows no bounds when defending other religions and liberal social ideologies.

And the recent attack by progressive Senator Bernie Sanders against a Christian nominee for a Trump administration position takes anti-Christian sentiment to the next level.

LifeSite News reports:

While the fact that anti-Christian sentiment — and certainly contempt — underlies and animates the views of the progressive elites is no secret to anyone, rarely has there been an articulation of that bigotry as brazen as the meltdown of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearing of President Trump nominee Russell Vought. Red-faced and shouting, Sanders demanded to know how exactly Vought could possibly believe what orthodox Christians have always believed — and then pronounced him unfit for office as the result of those beliefs.

In an embarrassing exchange, Sanders showed the intolerance of the left for any views but their own.

But their bigotry apparently only extends to Christians, as Sanders and his ilk continuously defend the encroachment of other beliefs and issues on society.

They are the first to call for the defense and protection of illegal immigrants, unvetted refugees, Islamic groups who spread hatred within our borders, and an anti-life “me first” culture.

But not only is this recent tirade pushing the boundaries of attack against Christian values, it also violates the U.S. Constitution.

LifeSite News reports on the exchange in which Sanders puts Russell Vought to an unconstitutional religious test:

Sanders: Let me get to this issue that has bothered me and bothered many other people. And that is in the piece that I referred to that you wrote for the publication called Resurgent. You wrote, “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.” Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?

Vought: Absolutely not, Senator. I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith.

Sanders: I apologize. Forgive me, we just don’t have a lot of time. Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned? Is that your view?

Vought: Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece in accordance with the statement of faith at Wheaton College.

Sanders: I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. Maybe a couple million. Are you suggesting that all those people stand condemned? What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too?… (shouting): I understand you are a Christian, but this country are made 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?

Vought: Thank you for probing on that question. 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 believe that as a Christian that’s how I should treat all individuals…

Sanders: You think your statement that you put into that publication, they do not know God because they rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned, do you think that’s respectful of other religions?…I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about. 

Not only does Sanders continue to interrupt Vought as he defends his beliefs, but his embarrassing tirade stands in violation of his duty as a Senator to protect and defend the Constitution — and all Americans.

CBN News reports on comments from a pastor which reflects the views of many Americans on Sanders’ recent attack — apologize to Christian Americans or resign.

Dr. Robert Jeffress stated:

Sanders “flirted with the boundaries” of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Progressives — not to mention overtly socialist ones — have no respect for the U.S. Constitution, so that should be no surprise. 

 “This attack by Senator Sanders is abhorrent first of all because Article VI of our Constitution provides that ‘no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,’” he said.

“These words, and this sentiment, are not only unconstitutional, but unconscionable by a public official,” Jeffress said. “This attack by Sanders is abhorrent because he has effectively said that evangelicals, who make up 41 percent of the population of our country, are not qualified to serve in public office, and ‘not what this country is all about.'”

For progressives like Senator Sanders, ‘what this country is about’ is attacking anyone who is pro-family, pro-life, or a Christian, while defending those who wish to alter the very fabric and principles which America was founded upon.

This time, Sanders — as a spokesman for the progressive ideology spreading across America — has crossed a line which not only infuriated Christians, but many other Americans who see the hypocrisy of his remarks and the neglect of his duties as an American Senator.