The GOP’s Double Standard on Christianity

The GOP’s Double Standard on Christianity November 24, 2020

Do you remember how angry Republicans got at the very idea that people would question Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith? How dare they! How dare anyone even bring it up! Or so Republicans said, on repeat, in horrified shock. Well you know what? Republicans apply such a severe double standard here that it’s broken clean in half.

Florida Republican and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently tweeted a clip from a sermon by the Reverend Raphael Warnock, a Democratic Senate candidate preparing for a runoff in Georgia. Rubio added his own analysis, calling Warnock crazy and a radical:

Not shocked #Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock said ‘You cannot serve God and the military’ at the same time,” Rubio wrote. “These & even crazier things is what the radicals who control the Democratic party’s activist & small dollar donor base believe.” I’m sorry, but what happened to not criticizing people’s faith? The Republican party has so many double standards I sometimes feel like I am seeing double.

To add to all of that, Warnock’s words were actually squarely within the mainstream of American Christianity, and straight out of the Bible, an irony Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, whom Republicans love to dunk on because she’s Muslim, noticed right away:

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