Did you know, for instance, that Johnson is a Christian? I realize this is extremely scary stuff.
Moments like this make me wish snippet sources weren’t legally required to link to, since nobody should ever go on David Corn’s terrible website. This is a small portion of the writing.
“The recently elected Republican speaker of the House, Representative Mike Johnson, used to give seminars at churches focused on the notion that the U.S. is a ‘Christian country.’ Johnson’s ministry, as he has called it, is additional proof that he adheres to a strict Christian fundamentalism that influences his opinions on politics and the government.”
The conference, entitled “Answers for Our Times: Government, Culture, and Christianity,” was arranged by his spouse, Kelly Johnson, a Christian counselor as well as an anti-abortion advocate who describes herself as a “leader within the pro-family movement,” via her firm, Onward Christian Education Services, Incorporated. The website promoting her counseling business, which was removed not long after Johnson started speaking, said that the seminar, in which she and Johnson both participated, addressed a number of issues, including “What is going on here in the United States and just how do we repair it?” The question “Can our history as a Christian nation be preserved?” is one of the questions on the list. The seminar was offered in many formats, ranging from two-hour sessions to two-day retreats.
The idea of having a speaker who upholds traditional Christian principles makes me tremble. It is obvious that the country has prospered much from its emphasis on secularism and the notion that everything is OK, even males transforming into women and murdering unborn children.
It’s not like there’s a fentanyl overdose pandemic in the United States, mostly caused by aimless young men who lack purpose in life. Actually, what society needs is less Christian outreach along with greater hedonism. Anything else might lead to a happier, more law-abiding society where people cherish life, raise families, and show respect for one another. That’s simply not possible.