#PopCornMoment: Bernie Sanders Requires Religious Litmus Test

#PopCornMoment: Bernie Sanders Requires Religious Litmus Test

#PopCornMoment: Bernie Sanders Requires Religious Litmus Test

The Vermont senator condemned Vought saying, "In my view, the statement made by Mr. Vought is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world", and added America has struggled throughout the years and undergone a lot of pain to overcome discrimination.

In it, Vought said, "Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology".

To date, no major candidates endorsed by Sanders have been elected to office.

Sanders: "You think that your statement". "Are you suggesting that all those people stand condemned?"

Sanders: "What about Jews?"

Senator and nominee have a heated argument over belief that all those who do not believe in Jesus Christ are "damned."

Sanders is either ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, or has the hypocritical problem of judging religion, or more specifically, just one religion - Christianity.

"I'm not a person who's been in law, not a person who's ever run for office, I'm not hooked up with party infrastructure".

"As a Christian I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs", Vought responded.

Following this exchange, Sanders was attacked for what one National Review writer termed, a "disgraceful and unconstitutional line of questioning" and in a few more mainstream publications for "imposing a religious test for public office".

"We can not say we have the free exercise of religion and also require people to practice their faith only in a way that government officials prefer", Lankford continued.

Getting too close to Sanders' hard-edge liberal ideology can cost Democrats their best chance for turnover. He then quoted a Biblical verse: "Jesus said, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life".

Our Revolution, the political organization created by Sanders and former campaign officials previous year, and the new Sanders Institute, a think tank and 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit group, are also featured players at the gathering, which attracted more than 4,000 people to the McCormick Place convention center on the shore of Lake Michigan.

"With all the talk about what's unAmerican, a US Senator attempting to disqualify a nominee because of his faith is exhibit A", posted Watson. A number of hacked emails that showed up in Wikileaks, showing Democratic National Committee members plotting ways to undercut Sanders, would tend to buttress that belief.

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