Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) just lately instructed a far-right Catholic media group that “Devil’s controlling the church” of Christians who present assist to undocumented immigrants.
The extremist lawmaker, whose web site boasts of her “robust Christian religion,” sat down for an interview Thursday with right-wing activist Michael Voris, founding father of Church Militant.
In a clip from the interview launched by the group Proper Wing Watch, Voris requested Greene about Catholic organizations within the U.S. that use federal funding to assist resettle undocumented immigrants and refugees.
“I believed we had a separation of church and state,” Greene stated in response.
“What it’s, is Devil’s controlling the church,” she continued. “The church shouldn’t be doing its job, and it’s not adhering to the teachings of Christ, and it’s not adhering to what the phrase of God says we’re presupposed to do and the way we’re presupposed to dwell.”
She added that Christian teams that say it’s best to handle migrants are “destroying our legal guidelines” and making the most of Individuals.
“Sure, we’re supposed to like each other, however their definition of what love each other means, means destroying our legal guidelines,” she stated. “It means fully perverting what our Structure says. It means taking unreal benefit of the American taxpayer. And it means pushing a globalist coverage on the American folks and forcing America to turn out to be one thing that we aren’t presupposed to be.”
She additionally advised that the U.S. authorities ought to sever international assist to the house nations of undocumented immigrants who’re “illegally invading.”
“We should always maintain these nations accountable,” she stated. “‘Oh, I’m sorry, Guatemala, you’re not getting a verify this 12 months since you’ve despatched X variety of hundreds and tens of hundreds and lots of of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals to illegally invade our nation as in the event that they’re a military.”
Greene’s feedback earned a rebuke from the Catholic League, a corporation that defends the non secular and civil rights of Catholics.
In a press release, the group’s president, Invoice Donohue, referred to as Greene “a shame” and stated she wanted to apologize instantly.
“She had loads of alternatives to make rational criticisms of the company, however as a substitute she slandered all the Catholic Church,” he stated. “We’re contacting Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy about this matter. He’s obtained a unfastened cannon on his fingers.”
Voris, a religious supporter of former President Donald Trump, has claimed that Catholics assist males like Trump as a result of they “now not see any hint of masculinity of their non secular leaders.” In 2020, he warned that not voting for Trump would end in Christians being “recognized, hunted down, declared ‘unlawful’ for some made-up cause.”
“Don’t be expressing your regrets as you’re herded onto the trains heading for the camps,” he wrote.
In Church Militant’s write-up of Greene’s interview, it declared she was “universally despised by the Marxist Left for her straight taking pictures and perception in Christ” and claimed that was the rationale Greene’s critics are “utilizing trumped-up accusations about Jan. 6” to dam her from working for reelection.
The day after the interview, Greene testified in a listening to about whether or not she is certified to run for reelection in Georgia. She is accused of aiding the lethal Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, which may very well be thought of a violation of the 14th Modification prohibition on members of Congress participating in an “riot or rebel.”
She faces a lawsuit from a gaggle of her constituents represented by Free Speech for Folks, a corporation that advocates for truthful elections.