Political correctness is increasingly encroaching upon religious freedoms in most Western countries, including the United States.
Bernie Sanders, the socialist Senator from Vermont who could have become president in 2016, recently announced that he will oppose President Trump’s nominee for assistant budget director, Russell Vought, on religious viewpoint positions.
It seems that Mr. Vought shared his religious views in a blog in January of 2016, defending his alma mater, Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) concerning the firing of a professor who taught that Muslims and Christians believe in the same God. To this, Mr. Vought’s post had distinguished between Christian and Islamic theology.
Wheaton College is a highly respected evangelical Christian institution whose statement of faith holds to historic orthodox Christianity, where Jesus claims to be “the Way, the Truth and the Life” and that “no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
The fact that Mr. Vought affirmed these words of Jesus Himself in a public blog has nothing to do with him being acceptable as a nominee to work in the Office of Management and Budget or any other government position. As a matter of fact, Article VI of the U.S. Constitution provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
However, Vought’s affirmation of this core Christian doctrine led the Jewish senator from Vermont to grill him about this politically incorrect religious position, when he testified before the Senate Budget Committee, June 7th.
“You wrote,” the senator stated, “‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.’ Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?”
Mr. Vought said, Continue reading