Clergy Demand Apology From GOP Lawmaker For Claiming ‘Hatred Of God’ Informs Liberal Beliefs
When you go on hate radio shows professing to be a Christian things can blow up in your face Todd.
Religious leaders in Missouri are calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to apologize for claiming a “hatred of God” informs liberal beliefs and to reconsider his moral priorities.
“Such insulting pronouncements degrade our nation’s political dialogue and are unworthy of a public servant who claims to represent the interests of all of his constituents,” wrote religious leaders in a statement. “We call on you to apologize, and we pray that you are moved to act in a spirit of civility, compassion and justice in the future.”
They also took issue with his support for a House GOP budget proposal authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), which calls for dramatic cuts to state Medicaid programs and contains other provisions that they said would hurt the poorest Americans.
During a radio interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins last week, Akin said he believes that “at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.”