In South Carolina, Rep. Tim Scott will soon take over Senator Jim DeMint‘s Senate seat. (Sorry, Herb Silverman!)
While it’s not surprising that Scott holds conservative views like both DeMint and Governor Nikki Haley (who appointed him), it’s worth looking into his views on church/state separation…
Turns out he doesn’t give a damn about it.
Josh Glasstetter at Right Wing Watch puts it well:
… Never mind that Christians aren’t a minority. Never mind that Christians control every branch of government at every level. Never mind that Christians aren’t under assault in any conceivable way.
Still, Scott feels that Christians are a minority under assault because Christians like him are being prevented by the Constitution and other Americans — Christian and non-Christian alike — from forcing everyone to live in accordance with their extreme views and beliefs.
There is no bigotry against Christianity. What you have are a select group of Christians who want to break the rules and a growing number of people (including some Christians) who want everyone to play fairly. That’s not “assault.” That’s equality.