During Congressional Hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Grills Rev. Barry Lynn on Whether He’s a True Christian

The House Judiciary Committee has a Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice — and that latter group includes Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Gohmert is about as conservatively Christian as you can get. In April, he said that church/state separation really meant that “the state would not dictate to the church, but the church would certainly play a role in the state.” In 2012, after the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, he suggested that the tragedy could have been avoided if the country placed a higher value on God.

He’s just that awful a person.

So when Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State came to testify at yesterday’s hearing on the “State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” you can imagine how Gohmert was taken aback by how this “reverend” was claiming to be a Christian. (Because if you don’t perfectly fall in lockstep with Gohmert’s views, you’re not really a Christian…)

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Southern Baptists Reject Transgender Identification, Saying It’s Not Part of “God’s Good Design”

The same week that Laverne Cox made history as the first transgender cover girl, the Southern Baptist Convention affirmed:

… God’s good design that gender identity is determined by biological sex and not by one’s self-perception.

The SBC went on to say that transgender people should “trust in Christ and… experience renewal in the Gospel.”

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Contestant on Last Comic Standing Jokes About Her Gig at an Atheist Convention

One of the contestants on Last Comic Standing this season is DeAnne Smith, who spent the beginning portion of her set in the most recent episode joking about a gig at an atheist convention:

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Dave Brat, Who Just Unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Believes Faith in God is Essential for Morality

In a political bombshell tonight, economics professor and Tea Party-backed Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their Virginia primary.

So what should we know about the Roman Catholic who obtained a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Seminary, at least when it comes to religion?

According to his website, he believes:

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers[,] is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.

Which I assume is Tea Party slang for “atheists ruin everything.”

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Two More Members of Congress Added to Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Lineup

Controversy over Edwina Rogers aside, the Secular Coalition for America’s annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will still take place June 12-14, and they just announced two additional members of Congress joining their roster of speakers: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):

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