Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has accused Christians of “weaponizing” the Bible to support “bigotry.”
At a Democratic-led House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday about Trump’s “religious liberty assault on LGBTQ rights,” said Christians who justified slavery in the 19th century did the same, the Washington Examiner reported.
“It’s very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and using Scripture to justify bigotry,” she said. “White supremacists have done it. Those who justify slavery have done it. Those who fought against integration did it.”
She charged that the nation is writing bigotry into its laws.
“I am tired of communities of faith being weaponized and being mischaracterized because the only time religious freedom is invoked is in the name of bigotry and discrimination,” she said.