On Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for the radio program Today’s Issues to discuss what they see as a war on religion taking place in America. Perkins conducted a similar interview two weeks ago with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), who said during the program that “at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God.”
Discussing accusations that the director of a federal cemetery in Houston removed religious references from the cemetery, Gohmert claimed that the government was trying to make secular humanism the established religion of the land. The congressman went on to suggest that President Obama and his administration was working closely with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a “war on Chrisitan beliefs and actually Jewish beliefs,” and Perkins agreed that the administration is “sympathetic to if not embracing the Islamic religion”:
Gohmert: So this administration is complicit in actually being—allowing this war on Christian beliefs and actually even Jewish beliefs while they’re embracing wholeheartedly, now we find out they’re negotiating directly with the Taliban, with the Muslim Brotherhood. This is a mess, and the best way to deal with it is educate people and hope they understand the significance and the turnaround in this country.
Perkins: Well I think this is evidence, congressman, that this is not a theoretical debate that we’re having about what may happen if we have an administration which is as you say sympathetic to if not embracing the Islamic religion while backing away from the Christian religion. It’s very practical and it’s playing itself out, playing itself out all across the country and here’s a very good example of it at the National Cemetery in Houston.