Ocasio-Cortez: Religious Right Only Invokes Religion ‘To Punish Women And Queer People’

Ocasio-Cortez: Religious Right Only Invokes Religion ‘To Punish Women And Queer People’ June 14, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out religious conservatives for their hypocrisy by noting that they only invoke religion “to punish women and queer people.”

Earlier today Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a fiery tweet challenging religious conservatives to be true to the Bible while wryly noting that most conservative Christians only invoke religion to punish women and gays.

Promoting legislation proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders that would cap interest rates at 15% for credit cards and consumer loans, and effectively putting an end to the predatory practices of payday loans, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted:

Usury – aka high interest – happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions).

Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill.

Unless of course they’re only invoking religion to punish women + queer people.

Ocasio-Cortez makes a good point. If conservative Christians were sincere in their beliefs they would support such modest legislation that comports with their Biblical teaching. However, as one might expect, many conservative Christians do not support the legislation and were not happy with Ocasio-Cortez reminding them of their dishonesty and their hypocrisy.

Last month  Ocasio-Cortez called out religious conservatives for their misogyny after Alabama’s sweeping ban on abortion was signed into law, noting that abortion bans are about religious fundamentalists “owning women”:

Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies.

They’re about controlling women’s sexuality. Owning women.

From limiting birth control to banning comprehensive sex ed, US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.

Bottom line: Promoting common-sense legislation that would protect consumers from predatory lenders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out religious conservatives for their hypocrisy by noting that they only invoke religion “to punish women and queer people.”

Ocasio-Cortez: Religious Right Only Invokes Religion ‘To Punish Women And Queer People’ (Image via Twitter)
Ocasio-Cortez: Religious Right Only Invokes Religion ‘To Punish Women And Queer People’ (Image via Twitter)
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