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Ocasio-Cortez unleashes on Christians

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said religious liberty advocates are "weaponizing" the Bible to "justify bigotry," much like "those who justified slavery did."

During a Thursday House Oversight Committee hearing about the Trump administration's "religious liberty assault on LGBTQ rights," Ocasio-Cortez said people using religious exemptions to exclude gay and transgender citizens remind her of those who "weaponized" Scripture to enable slavery, white supremacy, and racism.

"It's very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and abusing Scripture to justify bigotry," the New York Democrat said to the panelists present at the committee hearing. "White supremacists have done it. Those who justified slavery did it. Those who fought against integration did it, and we're seeing it today."

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4 COMMENTS

  1. There is NO Biblical justification for slavery in the Bible. For crying out loud, God used Moses to stop slavery of the Jews
    There is, however, God’s word aplenty in the Biblical saying lgbt behaviors are sins. aoc is a liar and an idiot.

  2. AOC and Obama eradicated the luster of graduates from Ivy League Universities. I grew up in a time when Ivy League grads where assumed to be educated and intelligent, both of them demonstrated that the stereotype attributed to diversity college admissions is well founded.