Marjorie Taylor Greene has at least one skill she’s worked to develop in Congress — the ability to church out barely-intelligible word salad that nevertheless manages to be inappropriate, bigoted, and offensive. This time, her target is the Catholic Church.In a recent interview, Greene described her feelings on immigration, and in particular, Christian organizations like the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and their decision to express their faith, in part, by helping immigrants.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says that Christian organizations are working to resettle undocumented immigrants and refugees in the U.S. because "Satan's controlling the church." https://t.co/cbnTrbOjuY pic.twitter.com/3N3X72ZLgc
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 27, 2022
What it is, is that Satan’s controlling the church. The church is not doing its job. It’s not adhering to the teachings of Christ. It’s not adhering to what the Word of God says we’re supposed to do, and how we’re supposed to live. And what they’re doing by saying, “oh, we have to love these people, and take care of these migrants,and love one another, this is loving one another” — yes, we are supposed to love one another but their definition of what ‘love one another’ means, means destroying our laws, it means completely perverting what our Constitution says, it means taking unreal advantage of the American taxpayer…
So much for the popular conservative notion that God’s law [or their individual interpretation thereof] supersedes man’s law.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has responded in a statement, calling for an apology.
Satan is controlling the Catholic Church? She needs to apologize to Catholics immediately. She is a disgrace.
We are contacting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy about this matter. He’s got a loose cannon on his hands.
It remains to be seen whether McCarthy, who has his own PR issues at the moment, will respond in any meaningful way.
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