GA GOP Candidate Jody Hice: No Religious Liberty For Muslims

GA GOP Candidate Jody Hice: No Religious Liberty For Muslims

Jody Hice, candidate for Georgia's 10th Congressional district delivered a message that appealed to his xenophobic, fearful and ignorant base.

Raw Story:

A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district believes that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam.

“Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Rev. Jody Hice wrote in his 2012 book It’s Now Or Never, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

The House candidate also believes the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly infiltrating the United States in a plot to impose Sharia law on the entire country, a conspiracy theory he shares with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Pot, meet kettle. Let's talk Dominionist Christianity for a moment. You know, that geo-political structure hard-right wingers like Hice want to install in Washington, DC?

  • Dominionists celebrate Christian nationalism, in that they believe the United States once was, and should again be, a Christian nation. In this way, they deny the Enlightenment roots of American democracy.
  • Dominionists promote religious supremacy, insofar as they generally do not respect the equality of other religions, or even other versions of Christianity.
  • Dominionists endorse theocratic visions, believing that the Ten Commandments, or "biblical law," should be the foundation of American law, and that the U.S. Constitution should be seen as a vehicle for implementing Biblical principles.

I don't call these people the Tea Party Taliban randomly. It's what they are. It's just sad that our electorate is ignorant enough to believe it.


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