Last week, Rep. Robert Pittenger joined several of his fellow members of Congress, such as Trent Franks and Louie Gohmert, as well as Religious Right activists “Coach” Dave Daubenmire, E.W. Jackson, and others in speaking at a week-long revival meeting in Washington, D.C., called “Celebrate America,” organized by televangelist and “Holy Laughter” preacher Rodney Howard-Browne.
Pittenger told the audience that his “primary mission” as a member of Congress is to spread the Gospel of Christ and that every issue of public policy is founded on the “reality of Christ.”
“The most important message that needs to be heard in this city is the Gospel and love of Christ,” Pittenger said, adding that people who hold different political views “just don’t know my Savior.”
“That’s my primary mission as a member of Congress,” the North Carolina Republican said. “Yes, to serve my constituents, to serve my region, and my state, and my country. But we’re here as emissaries for Christ.”
Pittenger went on to say that he is praying for President Obama because “the love of Christ transforms everything we do and think and believe.”
“I don’t care what issue we work on in public policy and legislation,” he said, “it all comes down to the reality of Christ.”