GOP Senator Opposes Medicaid Expansion Because It Prevents People From Finding God

GOP Senator Opposes Medicaid Expansion Because It Prevents People From Finding God September 14, 2018

Radical religious extremist: GOP State Senator Mark Green of Tennessee opposes medicaid expansion because it prevents people from finding God.

Currently Green is running for congress in Tennessee, and his opponent, Democrat Justin Kanew, wants voters to know about Green’s radical Christian extremism. In a recent tweet Kanew points out that Green rejected billions in federal medicaid expansion funds because he believed the funding would lead people away from Jesus:

NEW VIDEO: My opponent Mark Green explains the radical religious views behind his decision to reject billions of our federal Medicaid expansion dollars – which caused many rural hospitals to close and 300,000 Tennesseans to go without health coverage, including 30,000 veterans.

In the video Green explains why he opposes medicaid expansion, declaring:

… every person who came to Christ came to Christ with a physical need… People go to God because of a physical need and they walk away with a spiritual need met. That’s the story of the Gospels. And so government has stepped in, at least in this country, and done all the work for the church. And so the person who’s in need — they look to the government for the answer. Not God. And I think, in that way, government has done an injustice that’s even bigger than just the entitlement — creation of an entitlement welfare state. I think it’s even bigger. And in this setting, I’ll share the story… I think it interrupts the opportunity for people to come to a saving knowledge of who God is..

That’s right, Green would deny people in his state medical care in the hope that they might find God instead. It is at once both despicable and deplorable.

But Green is a despicable and deplorable human being. In fact, his Christian extremism is so toxic that he was forced to withdraw his name from consideration after being nominated by Trump to be  secretary of the Army.

In addition to wanting to deny people health care, Green also rejects established science in favor of religious superstition. Last year an audio tape was released of Green arguing against the theory of evolution and supporting creationism while delivering a lecture in Cincinnati, Ohio.   

Green is controversial not only because he denies science in favor of religious superstition. Last year recordings were discovered of Green claiming government’s role is to “crush evil” by fighting against transgender equality. In addition, there is also video of Green claiming “transgender is a disease.”

Bottom line: GOP State Senator Mark Green is a dangerous Christian extremist who opposes medicaid expansion because it prevents people from finding God. In addition, Green rejects the theory of evolution and claims transgender people are evil and diseased.

GOP Senator Opposes Medicaid Expansion Because It Prevents People From Finding God (Image via Screen Grab)
GOP Senator Opposes Medicaid Expansion Because It Prevents People From Finding God (Image via Screen Grab)
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