How Crazy Bernie Turns on Christians in His Latest Rant

Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders applies a religious litmus test to Christians in public service positions, but when it comes to applying the same standard to Muslims, the Vermont senator claimed that they should instead be judged by their “views [and] abilities” instead “of their religion.”

In an exchange Wednesday between Sanders and the potential deputy White House budget director Russell Vought—an evangelical Christian—the former Democrat presidential candidate began attacking Vought for his belief in Christianity and went as far to say “this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”

Sanders prefaced his disqualifying comment towards Vought by intensely questioning him regarding his faith and an article he wrote explaining that Christians and Muslims worship different gods.

“Let me get to this issue that has bothered me and bothered many other people. You wrote, ‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.’ Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?” Sanders asked.


Originally published by Heatstreet