Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) is one of the most determined theocrats in Congress, constantly looking for every possible way he can turn America into a “Christian nation.” And he’s positively furious about the American Humanist Association sending a letter to new legislators asking them not to join the Congressional Prayer Caucus.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who founded the caucus in 2005, said the American Humanist Association is among the “extremist groups” that “want to make sure they’ve censored and shut down anything related to faith.” …
He said the atheist group — “in a situation that we have never seen before — actually wrote letters trying to get members not to join.”…
Forbes said he has no objection to atheists or anyone else saying whatever they want to say. “The unfortunate thing is these extremist groups don’t give us the same right, and they want to censor our ability to say that we do believe in God and we do believe in our faith.”
Forbes said the atheists’ real agenda is to stop anyone in government from saying anything about God, faith or religion — and to stop anyone in the church from saying anything about government.
“And that’s clearly not the intention of the First Amendment and the Constitution as most of us know it.”
As usual, Forbes is full of shit. You can read the letter yourself. Apparently, writing a politely worded letter is “extremist” — when it’s done by atheists, of course.