GOP Senate Candidates at FAMiLY LEADER Forum Vow to Block Judicial Candidates Lacking a Biblical View of Justice

Bob Vander Plaats is in violation of the biblical dress code
Bob Vander Plaats is in violation of the biblical dress code
If you want evidence of theocracy in America, you do not have to look very far. To Iowa, in fact, where loons habitually gather and where the FAMiLY LEADER and it’s feckless leader, Bob Vander Plaats, hosted a get-together for Republican US Senate candidates at Faith Baptist Bible College. You might remember that Vader Plaats thought Rick Santorum would make a good president. He also thinks Vladimir Putin is a helluva swell guy cause he hates gays.

Yes, Bob Vander Plaats is certifiable. And FAMiLY LEADER is so loony (who can forget the infamous marriage vow?) that most liberals probably don’t take them seriously (they should), but these loons got a room full of candidates, each and every one of them, to vow to block federal judicial nominees who don’t go along with a “biblical view of justice.”

Presumably then, if they get there way, we can expect the stoning of unruly children in Iowa, lots of unshaven men (I’m looking at you Bob Vander Plaats) and kosher meals, because God will not be mocked. I mean, if not an iota of the law shall pass away, what’s with all these shaven men?

Heaps of hypocrisy aside, this whole “biblical view of justice” thing was an easy call for the theocracy/hypocrisy crowd, because, they insist, God instituted government, along with the Church and the family. I’m not exactly sure where that passage is but I’m sure David Barton can find one that has nothing to do with government and say that it does. The Church was clearly instituted by man after Jesus’ death, and family is just sort of a natural thing once a man and a woman have sex and a baby results. It’s funny how a group so dedicated to what they call “natural law” can’t see how natural that is.

Anyway, FAMiLY LEADER’s leader, Bob Vander Plaats told the crowd, “As we have a culture that runs further and further from God’s principles, His precepts, from God’s heart, it’s only natural consequences that we’re going to suffer. You cannot run away from the heart of God and expect God to bless the country.”

Oh dear, not more doom and gloom! Are you serious? Yes, he is serious. You can check it out if your stomach is strong enough because FAMiLY LEADER made sure the video was available:


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Never mind that biblical law is not the law of the land in this country and has never been. Never mind that our Founding Fathers, when they were in a position to give us any government they wanted, including a biblical government, gave us a secular constitution that made all religions equal and banned the state-sponsored religion FAMiLY LEADER now wants to force down our throats. We got democracy instead of theocracy and these theocrats want a do-over.

Former U.S. attorney and current senate candidate Matt Whitaker said, “In the last several decades, we’ve tried liberalism. We’ve tried big government Republicanism. We really haven’t tried conservatism.” By conservatism, presumably, he means theocracy, since that’s what this forum was all about. At least he was right about big government Republicanism but our experiment with liberalism worked very well, thank you very much.

The real hero of the forum was apparently Sam Clovis:

Clovis stated he would not attempt to profit financially from his public service as so many others, like Tom Harkin, have. He pledged to tackle entitlement reform and how he would refuse to vote for any bill that increases the budget. Clovis also said he would adamantly reject lobbyists.

Wow, so no more staggeringly huge defense bills? Common sense aside, Clovis got loads of applause for “over and over” telling “attendees what they wanted to hear.”

Sam may not know how to tell the truth but he knows how to get elected by people who wouldn’t know the truth if it fell on their heads.

The Iowa Republican covered the forum, simultaneously praising it and condemning the Des Moines Register for not covering it. In fact, they praised the forum to high heaven, if you’ll pardon the expression, noting both that there were about 200 attendees out of 350 tickets sold and that it was “one of the most important forums of the entire campaign.” It is certainly important enough that liberals ought to take notice while theocrats plan the downfall of our system of government and our constitution.

15 Replies to “GOP Senate Candidates at FAMiLY LEADER Forum Vow to Block Judicial Candidates Lacking a Biblical View of Justice”

  1. There was some guy here in MI writing a long letter to the editor that basically espoused these exact things. ALEC has a plan to take over government by starting with the local races; I think all had better pay close attention. It’s fairly east to vet a national candidate like Santorum, who can’t resist spouting off about his religion in debates, but locally, how many times is there more than a League of Women Voters Forum, where candidates may or may not choose to say what they really think and really intend to do. The idea that judges must believe a certain way is ridiculous, and totally against reason and the rule of law, but they don’t care. It’s how Alito and Roberts got on the Court, and look what has happened.

  2. I would like to be a moile, so I could ritually circumcise all of these idiots. Don’t want them breaking the Biblical Law now do we?

  3. There’s a saying, When all you have is a hammer every problem is a nail. Religion is the thing that has ruined this world and these idiots refuse to see.

  4. Notice how religious fanatics’ goals always coincide with their God’s laws?

    Make stuff up about God that backs what they want.

    And they’ll destroy you if you disagree, using God’s name as justification.

  5. I wonder if any of these people have ever thought that maybe God is trying to tell them something by all the bad things going on in this country. Maybe, just maybe, he is tired of people using Him/ or his name to further their own agendas. Just a thought that sometimes runs through my mind.

  6. Delusions of grandeur .

    The GOP run towards their delusions; trip over reality and fall on the truth and then vaporize and vanish. Of course the last bit is wishful thinking.

    “There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.”- Thomas Jefferson

  7. It’s also unconstitutional. Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states:

    “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    How nice of them to tell us that, if elected, they will put their hand(s) on the Bible, swear to uphold the Constitution, and promptly proceed to violate that oath.

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