From the time he first ran for the Louisiana state legislature in 2015, new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) has been very open about his Christian faith.
In fact, immediately after he became the compromise Speaker candidate conservatives and the Republican establishment could both agree on, he went on Fox News’ Hannity and admitted that his faith is “central to his personal identity.”
“I am a Bible-believing Christian,” Johnson explained. “Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘It’s curious, people are curious. What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’ I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it — that’s my worldview.’ That’s what I believe, and so I make no apologies for it.”
And true to form, Democrats simply can’t stand the fact that the Speaker is not only a Republican, but also openly Christian, leading to a plethora of slanderous attacks against Johnson’s character.
While HBO Real Time host Bill Maher compared Speaker Johnson to the deranged psychopath who recently killed 18 innocent people in Lewiston, Maine, and former Biden Press Secretary turned MSNBC “journalist” Jen Psaki called him a “religious fundamentalist.”
Meanwhile the bloggers at The Daily Beast took a much more sinister route, claiming Johnson is no different than the “Taliban and the mullahs in Iran” because he supposedly wants to “institutionalize” Christianity.
But to his credit, Speaker Johnson didn’t take the disgusting attacks lying down.
While he conceded that such attacks come with the job he currently holds, Johnson took aim at the “disgusting and absurd” attacks levied against him during a recent interview with Fox News’ Kayleigh McEnany.
“Our religion is based on love and acceptance,” Johnson said. “So to compare that worldview with the Taliban, who seek to destroy their enemies, or with, you know, some deranged shooter who murders people is absolutely outrageous.”
“And I think everyone who follows and believes in a Judeo-Christian worldview should be just terribly offended by that,” he added.
Johnson went on to laugh off the absurd claim that he was seeking to “institutionalize” Christianity.
“I just wish they would get to know me,” Johnson said. “I’m not trying to establish Christianity as the national religion or something.”
“If you truly believe in the Bible’s commands and you seek to follow those, it is impossible to be a hateful person, because the greatest command in the Bible is that you love God with everything you have and you love your neighbor as yourself,” he concluded.
But unfortunately, the attacks against Mike Johnson, and all Christians for that matter, have only just begun.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.