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IL Congress member signs onto effort to remove Christian influence from American culture



WASHINGTON DC – The name of a Congressional member that represents Illinois' 6th CD – which includes what was once known as America's center of Christian Evangelism, Wheaton College, where the late evangelist Billy Graham attended college – is included among a group demanding President Joe Biden and VP Screen Shot 2021-01-15 at 1.07.08 PMKamala Harris remove Christian influence from the nation's culture. 

"We urge you to lead our nation on a path that revives the Founders’ vision of religious freedom in our government and promotes a unifying patriotic pluralism—not dogmatic religious chauvinism—in American society," states the Secular Democrats of America within a 28-page list of demands. "We believe that this is a moment not only to enact policies to advance constitutional secularism but to position the Democratic Party to take back the mantle of religious freedom and pluralism from the Republican Party." 

The document, presented to the Biden-Harris transition team by Representatives Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, was endorsed by Representative Jerry McNerney. Those three are listed as founding members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus – one of which is Illinois Congress member Sean Casten (IL-6).

The document calls on Biden to make the following changes:

  • Eliminate government support for all crisis pregnancy centers and all abstinence-only education programs in schools.
  • Deny free speech and religious liberty to select Americans based on their religious beliefs.
  • Incentivize states to strip parents of all non-medical exemptions to mandatory vaccinations for children in schools or daycare centers.
  • Remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency.
  • Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)
  • Rescind and replace the Trump DOJ’s federal protections for religious liberty.
  • Appoint an attorney general who will support governors whose emergency COVID-19 executive orders restrict gatherings at houses of worship.
  • Reverse the Trump administration policies that have allowed faith-based government-funded contractors to provide adoption and foster care services and work with Congress to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.  
  • Fully and robustly fund “comprehensive” sex education, which to the leftist means encouraging elementary and middle school-age children to declare themselves one of dozens of made-up non-biological gender identities and learn how to engage in various deviant forms of sex.
  • Work with governors to educate and combat Project Blitz and encourage the introduction of the Do No Harm Act at the state level. [Project Blitz is a pro-family lobbying group described by the Secular Democrats as “a coordinated effort by Christian Nationalists to inject religion into public education, attack reproductive healthcare, and undermine LGBTQ equality using a distorted definition of ‘religious freedom.’”
  • The document tells Biden: “We urge you to avoid invoking the phrase ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ as it has been weaponized by the religious right to advance an agenda that has the veneer of inclusivity but actually undermines religious freedom and tolerance and does not represent tens of millions of Americans implicitly excluded from its formulation.

For more information, see "Democrats Demanding Biden Clamp Down on Conservative Christians, Remove Them From Public Office and Re-educate Trump Voters"

The 28 page document can be found HERE


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  1. I say, f*ck you all! Clean the swamp and replace these idiots with REAL
    men and women. My God has a special place in hell for behaviors and people like these. There surely is a special boat headed to Gitmo we can tie these jackasses to, right?

  2. What type of people are people electing to office. There’s not an American now you coming out of his face! I don’t know when the stupid woke, Cancel culture, kill the elderly, destroy the church idiots are coming from. If you believe for one moment that Biden was a devout Christian, which he is not, he wouldn’t dare utter any of these words! Biden is a pedophile, and a thief, and a propagandist, and a plagiarist, and a seller of influence, and murderer. He is, an enemy of freedom, libeerty and justice for all. Basically, This new administration is full of socialist/communists. I think we’re in for a very rough ride

  3. Are you kidding me 6th district of IL? I have neighbors and friends that I know attend the same Catholic schools and churches my kids did who voted and promoted Sean Casten over Jeanie Ives. I don’t understand how they can find themselves ok with a guy who just signed onto eliminating all what their faith stands for and be ok with this. He has never been a moderate Democrat for this changing area. This is why Dupage County and Illinois will continue to lose people!!! Sean Casten is a radical Democrat who wants to eliminate all faiths!!

  4. Evil men seek to take God given Rights away from and exercise power over others.
    It’s important to remember, our natural rights are secured from the federal govt by the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our natural rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Also remember, the Bill of Rights does NOT grant us our God-given natural rights. Our rights pre-date & pre-exist the US Constitution!
    CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    CONGRESS shall make no law…. just what doesn’t that hateful idiot Casten get. Nowhere in the US Constitution does it grant congress authority over our rights! Casten needs impeached

  5. Don’t blame Casten. He was born stupid. He can’t help himself. Blame the voters of DuPage County that elected him. Blame the Illinois Republican Establishment, the tiny clique that exists only to serve itself. Instead of kvetching here, DO something about it. I am not in that district. Maybe after the 2022 gerrymandering I will be.

  6. My God makes sense, doesn’t use profane language and knows how to use proper grammar. He can also identify the worst kind of fear inciting article and uses better judgement to know that it is written to incite such rage.

  7. Excellent! It’s about time that the First Amendment was actually used to protect us from religious incursions into the government. The First Amendment was and is intended to protect you from my religion warping the laws of our nation, while simultaneously protecting me from your religion.

  8. All democrats are blaspheming God and have done I do not know how many times and those that voted for them they are not better because they support what God’s despised the most: hurting children…in many places in the USA the abortion law shows their hearts and truly who they are.

  9. d’aaaaw the poor widdle fake evangelical Christians can’t tell everybody how to live their lives while sinning their asses off. d’awwww that separation of church and state thing is so darn inconvenient when you are trying to tell everybody else how to live their lives while you do whatever the f you want because you’re Christian and above the laws of this land.
    Hypocrites manage your house first!! Seems you’ve let some mighty fine nazi’s and white supremacist’s into that so so holy Christian tent of yours…. blessed be!!

  10. How will we do it, Sampson?
    Illinois is one of the most politically corrupt states in the nation, and now that voter fraud has been legitimized (ZERO help from the courts on this) it’s unlikely we will ever have an honest election again.

  11. we all know why this is and what they are trying to do. NOT WAY should we remove anything that has IN GOD we trust; i read somewhere that the evil partners in crime are not Christians and now i know why

  12. You are not even an American. You need to be taken out of office along with the rest of them. Let’s start draining the swamp right here in Illinois. God is with his people and you will not destroy us. God Bless America!

  13. I bet the elections have been frauded for many years before this one. It is ridiculous that politicians think the American people believe any lie they tell. Well actually when they open their mouths they lie… The proof is in the pudding..

  14. What do you mean “It is ridiculous that politicians think the American people believe any lie they tell.” Look at whom they; the American people have not only elected, but even more importantly, whom they continue to re-elect!

  15. Wowwww… America will begin to crumble without God as our foundation. He is what has given us our success as a nation and has kept us as one of the greatest nations in the world. I’m Going to urge you(although it will
    Probably wont help) not to do that… you will see that it won’t be good.

  16. I fear for this country. God have mercy on those of us that will fight against these things they propose. There is one true God & his wrath will see mighty against people like the one pictured above. Everyone must pay now more than ever. Stay strong & don’t give up!

  17. I believe that God Almighty stands on His holy mountain and laughs. Then one day, His anger will come forth and all creation will shake and tremble in fear. When that moment comes, when the crucible is full with the iniquities of mankind. Jesus will come forth with the sound of trumpets and take His place as king of kings and lord of lords on the earth and only those who belong to Him will survive.

  18. The idea that Christianity can be legislated shows the ignorance of socialists an d communists. They don’t like us because they think their words of racist, white elitists will not be believed. This legislation is empty of honor, morality and decency. Lord Jesus please stop this legislation from being passed. We need your help. I do believe
    the racists remarks against white people shows the fear the liberals have in their fight against us. To label whites racist is unbelievable, untrue and a stretch. We can only hope US citizens will wake up and fight against what is going on presently.

  19. All congress take an oath when sworn in to office….
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Looks like he needs to be discharge!

  20. This is horrible and a complete Marxist attack on all our freedoms. However, I do believe that now that their evil plans are being reveal – and we can see how disgusting they really are – we have an opportunity (a window of sorts) to rid our political system of this kind of garbage. It will take a lot of prayer and a lot of hard work, but with God’s help we can do this. I published a book in October full of encouragement, scriptures and a path to believing God for big things! I’m not putting together podcasts for how we can go forward and make a difference. When you are finished being angry – join any of us across this country that are calling for work that will produce a better America. We can do this! I am praying for America and for all of you here. Let’s get busy and stop this nonsense. Debbie

  21. Well, since he is against our Christian heritage I want him to go on the record as to why he disagrees with the 10 commandments. Don’t lie, don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t envy your neighbor etc. I guess his values are we should lie, murder etc. I am disgusted,with Illinois. If my grandchildren did not live here I would be on the first plane out off here.

  22. It is now time for Christians to stand together and do what God says. 2Chronicles 7:14 If my people , which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Saints let’s get busy. Amen

  23. They are there because they Lie to get elected just like Joe. “I will not ban fracking we’ll transition it out!” Day one, fracking and oil gone!! No one holds them accountable for their words and actions. President Trump was the first guy to actually make a campaign promise and keep it. Told what he will do. The Left kept plans a secret cuz they knew no one would vote for them. This is an attack on religious conservatives everywhere. The real article and 28 page article at the end tells more about this it’s a scary scary time! The part about taking in God we trust off the money is kind of interesting as this country was founded on religious freedom and I believe in God nothing else!

  24. he may express HIS opinions BUT not the majority of American citizens. Who gave him the power to take down Christians. Pride comes before the fall – his time is coming when US citizens rise up against this bullying. Lord have mercy on his soul…

  25. HOW IS THIS AMERICAN?! since when did Christianity become the basis of evil??? Wake up people. It won’t just stop with Christianity it’ll go after others too, if there is no freedom of religion your life and values will not matter anymore and they will manipulate you to be exactly how they want you to be and think. Sounds a little familiar to communist countries doesn’t it?

  26. I’m with you, Sampson. But until we the people are willing to be the embodiment of the old song, Onward Christian Soldiers, and take up arms to defend ourselves, our beliefs, our country, our constitution, our rights and our God, the darkness is going to get darker in this country. I never thought this could happen in America, but outside influence and money are making sure it will. I just hope God knew what he was doing when he put Biden into the White House and let Donald Trump walk out without invoking martial law to save this nation from the leftist hoard that has seized control of the entire government apparatus.

  27. You’re right. The plan communists have had for many decades seems to be taking shape. In 1963, congressman Albert Furlong of Florida read into the congressional record the 45-point plan they had to turn America into a secular socialist nation. It’s working.

  28. The LORD GOD JEHOVAHA , can not be declared or voted from existence. HE is supreme HE is sovereign totally. You have passed laws to give people a sence of liberty to do unGODly things such as same sex marriage, and other things also, but you can not legislate HOLINESS. All these things are still sin and abomination unto the LORD JESUS CHRIST and judgement is imminent and stands at the door for them. I repeat you can not legislate righteousness. It’s only by the BLOOD of the HOLY LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE is risen and alive and is coming back to the earth with all judgement and power. HE first came as our sacrificial LAMB but when HE comes again HE will be the force LION OF JUDAH and all judgement and power will be in HIS HAND. Repent and believe in HIM while you are able. HE is alive. You can not vote and legislate HIM out of our hearts. I pray that the HOLY SPIRIT will show you the truth 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏.

  29. I grew up in Romania. Most everyone knows Romania for gymnastics, and for the poverty and economic devastation brought on by the Communist party. What most don’t know is that in the 1970s Romania declared itself an atheist nation and took deliberate steps to remove God from the people’s hearts, minds and even vocabulary. America’s politicians would do well to read the and learn from the history of countries like Romania.

  30. Please God, open their eyes. Let them see you for Who you are. The Real, Living, True, Holly and Perfect God.
    Bring them quickly to repent, please. If they completely refuse to obey to your Word, take their lives as soon, as quick as possible so that they will not corrupt too many others, specially the weak ones.
    In the name of Jesus I pray!

  31. This is the most dangerous and insane thing I have heard yet. You may not be a Christian but what you are proposing will definitely not settle with any person who is and it will definitely hurt an reelection hopes you have.

  32. Satan put Biden in office!! We need more people to turn to God for help! Too many people have turned to Satan. They steal lie cheat to become the millionaires they are! Only God can stop them now. I advise you ALL start praying to our Heavenly Father now and don’t stop! Stop their greed and they’re power! Don’t let them take you’re guns! They would like us to depend on them for everything, and to be powerless!

  33. While we do need separation of church and state (remember what the Pharisees did to Jesus?) we need to understand that temperament is needed no matter where one stands on politics or religion. Earth and Humanity are FAR more important than these quibbling over people’s beliefs. We must remove corruption on all levels, and the corruptors are on both sides of the proverbial aisle.

  34. It may look like the children of satan are winning right now but hold on it is coming to an end so to all congressman and senators who have been given far to much control of our nation, you better figure out which side you are really on (There is only one right side) or hell will be only to real for you. Find out what that side looks like, maybe you will get your heart right with the God who has all the real power. Just wait

  35. Ephesians 6:12 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

  36. Well, these Godless Heathens, like this Jerry McNerney, can try to ignore it as much as they want to but someday they will have to face the FACT that they, and we all, are going to die. And God says, “Then the Judgement”! And no matter what these Demos think, God is God and they are NOT! And God has already said what will happen to those of their ilk (Matthew 7:21-23)!

  37. Biden was put by God because it’s time for this nation to fall. We will absolutely face persecution and death. God knows what He’s doing. In the book of revelation, after it states all the crazy and painful things that must take place, it says “nevertheless Lord Jesus come”. These must happen so Jesus can come back.
    Be at peace…

  38. I demand these CONgress critters be arrested for treason against the constitution. The wording is clear, we have the free right of the religion of our choice. It is clearly the freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion

  39. I agree with you, but it’s still frustrating and just because the Bible predicts a lot of this, we have to understand China was behind putting Biden into office, too. Yes, God may be moving their puppet strings, but my point is that just because the end times will see us suffering until we go to meet Jesus in the clouds, that doesn’t mean we should stop fighting Satan’s plan.