The religious right is still freaking out about an entirely fictional claim about the Pentagon supposedly getting ready to court martial Christians for talking to their fellow soldiers about Christianity. Sen. Roger Wicker says he’s going to get to the bottom of this:
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) is a retired Air Force JAG officer and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He tells American Family News that he intends to get some answers.
“I’m asking for them to define what they view as proper, acceptable evangelizing and how that differs from proselytizing,” he says. “So we’ll get an answer to that.”
According to the GOP lawmaker, this is not an isolated incident but what he sees as a pattern of anti-Christian sentiment that comes from the top. He remembers listening to the president during a visit to the White House one Christmas.
“He just couldn’t say the word ‘Christmas’ – the word just didn’t come out of his mouth. He finally mumbled out about ‘the holiday,’” shares Wicker. “So he has a lot of difficulty in feeling comfortable with the religious heritage of this country.”
Wicker would need a promotion to get to be a moron. And this is standard demagoguery for him. When he was in the House of Representatives, he weighed in on a lawsuit filed in his home state of Mississippi over a public school teaching kids to believe the Bible is true. This is what he said:
“Now I want to say this to the plaintiffs in this lawsuit: You could not have inflicted a deeper wound upon the souls, upon the very core of this community, than to do what you’ve done.”
So yeah, he’s got zero credibility. He’s a pure demagogue.