“If we are going to have one nation under God — which we must — we have to have one religion,” Flynn said on “Reawaken America” in a far-right religious rally. “One nation under God, and one religion under God.”
Such a vision is completely contrary to the Constitution’s guarantee of Freedom of Religion, and the separation of church and state.
Michael Flynn tonight: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.” pic.twitter.com/ShGVrsQ9hW
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 13, 2021
Ohio state treasurer and Senate candidate Josh Mandel (R) tweeted: “We stand with General Flynn.”
Flynn — who was pardoned early this year by Trump after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, has made several jaw-dropping comments.
In July when he was gifted a new AR-15-style rifle at a church, he said: “Maybe I’ll find somebody in Washington.”
In September he was worried about COVID-19 vaccines being added to salad dressing.
But critics appeared appalled at his latest position.
This man is an embarrassment to the US Army & an aberration to those of us who have proudly worn the cloth of our country. His words are disgusting. https://t.co/Oi5AQhROeW
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) November 14, 2021
Buddy I don’t even think it’s going to be Episcopalianism
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) November 14, 2021
Wait, wasn’t this country founded on the freedom of religion and the separation of church and state????
— Michelle (@AuntMichelle77) November 14, 2021
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say we must have one nation under God. That’s from an 1890s poem, Pledge of Allegiance. A poem written by a socialist pastor, by the way.
— Mark Newman (@RealMarkNew91) November 14, 2021
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