Greene says 'the church is basically dead' in the US because it's not right-wing enough
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene recently spoke at a church that attacks LGBTQ rights, climate activism, and vaccines.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Sunday told a congregation that the “church is basically dead” in America because Christian churches have not been vocal enough with their support for right-wing policies.
Greene made her remarks in a speech to 412 Murrieta Church in Murrieta, California.
In May of 2020, the church held services at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of state regulations enacted to stop the spread of the virus.
In a video interview with the Sacramento Bee, Thompson stood in front of a banner depicting California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as Adolf Hitler and compared Newsom’s pandemic policies to Nazi Germany.
“In some ways, I think the banner with him wearing his Hitler mustache, it is appropriate,” said Thompson.
On Sunday, Greene praised 412 Murrieta for their conservative activism but lamented that other Christian churches have not followed their model.
“The church all over America is silent. Our church is complacent. Our church is not the living, breathing body of Christ. The church is basically dead,” said Greene.
“And this is why we have the America we have. This is why we live in a country that’s murdered over 62 million people in the womb,” she added. Greene opposes abortion rights.
Recent polling has shown that Greene’s position on abortion is in the minority in America. A May poll from Pew Research Center showed that 59% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Greene also said that the purported silence of churches on conservative social issues is “also why we’re living in a country that is destroying what is moral and right.”
Greene cited transgender rights and complained that “transgenders can go into women’s bathrooms and girl’s bathrooms and sports. Rape centers and jails.”
She also complained that transgender people, who she described as a “biological man in a dress” had “their rights above ours,” a practice she described as “evil.”
Greene has frequently advocated against transgender rights. In February she spoke on the floor of the House in opposition to the Equality Act, inaccurately describing the legislation that would add LGBTQ protections to federal law as “causing discrimination against women and religious freedom.”
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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