CHICAGO - Bernie Sanders was in Chicago over the weekend, rousing the socialist "People's Summit" with condemnations of not only President Donald Trump but the Democrat Party.
But the 2016 Democrat presidential wannabe that many say was cheated out of his party's nomination, started his condemnation crusade earlier in the week by insulting a confirmation candidate because of his Christian beliefs.
Referencing an article that Mr. Vought had written for a Christian publication in which he had stated that Muslims "do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned," Mr. Sanders asked Mr. Vought, "Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?"Mr. Vought replied, "Absolutely not, Senator. I'm a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith." He further explained that he was defending the beliefs held by his alma mater, Wheaton College.
Mr. Sanders then pressed him repeatedly about whether he thought Muslims were "condemned" and followed by asking if Jews were similarly "condemned" and finally, "do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?"Without delving into bedrock Christian theology concerning salvation, Mr. Vought responded to the thrust of Mr. Sanders' inquiry, which was about how he would conduct himself as a public official:"As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs. I believe that as a Christian that's how I should treat all individuals."Not good enough for Sen. Sanders. He can smell a conspiracy a mile away unless it's something the Democratic Party cooked up about Russians hiding in a closet at the Trump campaign headquarters."I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about. I will vote no," Mr. Sanders intoned, thus "condemning" the nominee and millions of Bible-believing Christians to whatever Siberian hellhole they should be sent.