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Trey Gowdy Schools Erin Burnett on the Constitution and Christianity

CNN’s Erin Burnett seemed to be trying to gin up some controversy over President Trump’s recent statement about his faith, but Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) just calmly explained the constitutional protections of expressions of faith, even for the president.

“You’ve heard me say it before on the campaign trail,” Trump said in a recent rally, “and I’ll say it again tonight. In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”

“Now conservative Bill Kristol, you know him,” Burnett said, “he’s been critical of the president before, but on this he tweets, “In America the president doesn’t tell us who or what or whether to worship.

“Who do you agree with, Bill Kristol or the president who just came out and definitively said in America we worship God?” she asked.

“How about choice ‘C,’ our founding fathers,” Gowdy responded, “who gave us a First Amendment which is a free exercise right but also a freedom to have no religion if that’s what we want.”

“There is no established religion in this country, that’s why we have an Establishment Clause,” he explained.

“The president is welcome to share his faith, it’s been done by other presidents,” Gowdy added, “Jimmy Carter did it, John F. Kennedy did it.”

“If President Trump wants to share his faith, more power to him,” he concluded, “but our country recognizes all religions including no religion.”

This isn’t the first time Burnett tried to draw up a scandal about Christianity where there wasn’t one. Recently she expressed shock at Christians praying with the president and performing a “laying on of the hands” ritual, as if this was something bizarre.

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  4. ted

    July 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    The first take over of a democratic country is to demonize, destroy every vestige of religion. Hence the establishment clause inserted into the amendments.
    The second, is to remove any possibility of resistance from the citizens, including the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly and the possibility of armed resistance, hence the insertion of the other guiding amendments.
    Socialisms first move will be removal of the first ten amendments added to our constitution after the 13 states refusal to ratify.

    • jim

      July 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Obama didn’t hardly go to church on Sundays he played golf

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  6. Ali khan

    July 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Erin ” it is better to believe in God and find out that there is none, than not to believe in God and find out there is one.

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