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    Bernie Sanders: Muslims Should Have Religious Freedom, But Christians Shouldn’t

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders believes Muslims should be judged by their “views and abilities,” not by their religion. When it comes to Christians? Not so much.

    On Wednesday, Sanders applied a religious litmus test during a confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, the hopeful White House deputy budget director who happens to be an evangelical Christian. Vought has described the need for the “centrality of Jesus Christ in salvation.” He did not avow an extreme religious stance, but simply stated that he believes in the need for a faith in Jesus Christ for entrance into heaven. This is a core Christian belief. Nearly all the world’s religions claim their teachings exclusively demonstrate the means of salvation, including Islam.

    Yet Sanders did not take Vought’s answer well. He replied by saying, “[Vought] is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.” However, two years ago, Sanders felt the opposite way when the faith of potential Muslim officials were called into question. When former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson asserted that Islam and the U.S. Constitution are not reconcilable, Sanders claimed this was “very wrong.”

    “What we should be doing as a people is judge our candidates based on their views, their abilities, not the color of their skin, not on their religion. That is what America is supposed to be about,” continued Sanders.

    Essentially, Sanders demands an unconstitutional religious litmus test on Christians in public service positions, yet the exact opposite for those of Islamic faith. This double standard is worsened considering Sanders has made standing up for the religious liberty of Muslims a focal point of his career over the last couple years.

    In 2015, Sanders condemned attacks against Muslims, saying “there is a lot of … hatred being generated against Muslims in this country. … If we are going to stand for anything, we have got to stand together and end all forms of racism.” “Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together as one people,” he added.

    Apparently, Sanders does not realize that religious liberty in America does not solely apply to faith systems that his political allies applaud, but rather to all religions. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

    Sanders’ office did not respond to a request for comment on this article.
    Bernie Sanders: Give Muslims Religious Freedom, Not Christians
    Clyde Herrin's Blog

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    Sanders is on his way out. I do not see him winning his next re-election attempt, should he actually run. Vermont will be better off without him representing them.
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      I see a great confusion regarding whether Muslim should have religious freedoms in the countries predominantly Christians. Consider this. An American travels to Saudi Arab, will he get a complete religious freedom. The answer is no. If the Muslim world cannot give religious freedom to the the people belonging to other faith, why are Muslim expecting religious freedom in non-Muslim countries?
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        Originally posted by luri View Post
        If the Muslim world cannot give religious freedom to the the people belonging to other faith, why are Muslim expecting religious freedom in non-Muslim countries?
        Christians believe in following the golden rule. We give others the same freedoms we want for ourselves. Muslims don't follow this rule.
        Clyde Herrin's Blog
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          Having read much in the Qu'ran it was alarming to say the least. Islam is based on reading the Qu'ran based on hate for Christians and Jews. The Qu'ran says to lie, cheat, and kill Christians and Jews as they are infidels haters of Ala. The bood teaches that adultery and child marriages if fne. Women are to be used not loved. IMO Islam is a wicked evil religion filled with everything the opposite of Christianity.

          Yes Muslims should not be allowed in the US. Mosque's should be under the watch care of the US government as Islam intends to over come our US IMO.


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            Originally posted by justme View Post
            Yes Muslims should not be allowed in the US.
            There are many Muslims who don't believe these teachings of the Koran, just as there are many professing Christians who don't follow the teachings of Jesus about loving our enemies. We are commanded to preach the gospel to everyone, including Muslims, and it is easier to do this when they already live in this country. They do present a threat to the US but it is better to combat this threat by spiritual means than by physical.
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              They accuse Christians as antisemitic,Homophobic and racist. When it is Muslims who got involved more in those polarizing issues. Christian countries are more tolerant of people who have a different belief and seen as sinners. Who are the ones who kill people they see as infidels.
              Last edited by Sparky; 06-19-2017, 02:43 PM.
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                I pray for Senator John McCain and his family after his diagnosis of the same brain tumor that took the life of Beau Bidden and Senator Ted Kennedy. A very aggressive type cancer that has a rare survival rate past 2 years once diagnosed.
                That being said, I think of late perhaps Senator Sanders should consider having a PET scan for the same ailment. Senator McCain prior to his diagnosis was making very strange comments also. As is Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Shortly after president Trump was inaugurated she went on the record stating she did not think she could work with president Bush.

                While I think Senator Sanders should be reigned in by his party, he should focus on the investigation concerning his wife Jane. (Article) In my view there's no way he was unaware of her alleged actions.

                And I think Senator Sanders need stop with the anti-Christian stance as a practicing Jew. He's creating a horrible legacy for his twilight years of service at this point.
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                  Originally posted by Pouty Puppy View Post
                  And I think Senator Sanders need stop with the anti-Christian stance as a practicing Jew. He's creating a horrible legacy for his twilight years of service at this point.
                  I do not believe he should be silenced, but please someone increase the volume to Sander's mic! The louder the left gets the more the nation leans right.

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                  God bless,
                  William
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                    Originally posted by William View Post

                    I do not believe he should be silenced, but please someone increase the volume to Sander's mic! The louder the left gets the more the nation leans right.

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                    God bless,
                    William
                    I don't believe that is an actual photo of Hillary , do you? In these days of poly-photoshop? I think she'd rather lose hair than hold such a shirt up to her credit.

                    Have you heard Bernie Sanders speak in public of late? He makes little sense. Especially as he now launches his remarks against Christians. He even forgot there is no religious test for office when he cast aspersions on a Christian nominee to serve in president Trump's administration. Because of what the Christian man had said, per scripture mind you, about Muslims being condemned should they not find Christ. To Senator Sanders that was Islamphobic and bigotry. And that demonstration of character, per Senator Sanders on the record, disqualified the man for the office. Which in going on the record with those remarks that I've paraphrased here, demonstrates Senator Sanders violated the tenets of the Constitution in that decree as an elected official charged with defending it.

                    He's unfit for office in a Democratic Republic when he openly admits not only that he is a Socialist.

                    But that the ideal America he campaigned for should he have been elected when in the running during the 2016 campaign, based on what he claimed were successful Socialist models operating abroad, did not exist. And when those models were in operation in those countries, failed the people and the economy horribly. Which was why the Socialist model was dropped. Unbeknownst to Senator Sanders.

                    Senator Sanders invoked Denmark as an ideal model to be copied for America. However, Socialism was in fact not in effect in Denmark. Nor those other countries he named. Because, as Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, remarked Senator Sanders referred to in his speeching about ideal Socialist model nations, took offense to the reference. And rebuked Senator Sanders references to Denmark being Socialist today. Because they had not been and for a very long time.
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                      Originally posted by Pouty Puppy View Post
                      I don't believe that is an actual photo of Hillary , do you? In these days of poly-photoshop? I think she'd rather lose hair than hold such a shirt up to her credit.
                      Of course the image is photo shopped. But the results of the Electoral Vote are not.

                      God bless,
                      William
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                        Originally posted by William View Post

                        Of course the image is photo shopped. But the results of the Electoral Vote are not.

                        God bless,
                        William
                        Very true. Praise God!

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                          #13
                          These Senators who are Democrats such as sanders,and have twisted the truth of our country's beginning represent much of how the under 40 people think about Muslims and their holy book the Qu'ran. Many of the history books in High School and even higher education have distorted history.

                          As for John McCain, brain cancer is sad way to die. I have known two friends who died with brain cancer. One who was a college English teacher who read all the time went blind several months before he passed on to Jesus Christ. The other I was blessed to share Jesus Christ with him and he became a Follower for a short time before he died.

                          John McCain needs our prayers, as I doubt he is a Follower of Jesus Christ. I was a member of North Phoenix Baptist Church while going to college at Grand Canyon University. While McCain was running for president he openly stated he was a member of North Phoenix Baptist Church. I was in the process of being Licensed for the Ministry at that time by that church, and I was told only his wife was a member and he had never attended there. John was using this to sway votes for him running for president..

                          John McCain betrayed his fellow POW's when he openly talked with the enemy, make broadcasts for the enemy and was aired on TV in the US. McCain received special treatment by the enemy while a POW. McCain as a US Navy Sailor Officer swore to give only his name and serial number when captured by the enemy. There have been reports by fellow POW's and books about McCain's behavior while a POW and can be seen on YouTube as well. John McCain's father was a very high Naval Officer, and was able to rescue his son from a possible Naval Court Marshal.

                          When Mr. Trump was running for president he said "John McCain was no Hero". President was truly correct in saying that! John McCain has never faced up to his betraying of his fellow POW's.

                          I am retired from the Navy, as a 100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran. A a Navy Veteran I an very proud of my service and my country. As a Christian my loyalty and Love for The Father and Jesus Christ supersedes that above all else. so I ask you to pray for John McCain and his salvation.



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