First founded in 2006 and hosted by the Family Research Council, the Values Voter Summit is an annual gathering of those with a conservative political leaning including representatives o”some of the most extreme groups on the right, including multiple designated hate groups.”
This year was no different than the rest, flyers in swag bags contained flyers with dangerous messages citing “the hazards or homosexuality”, and proclaiming all liberal news is “fake news” clearly indicated the message these predominantly old, white, Christian men wanted to give off.
Unsurprisingly, the President came through with the same sentiments as the rest of the attendees- proclaiming: ‘We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values’. That statement alone isolates millions of Americans as “the other” and legitimizes white supremacy.
Another attendee- former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, “urged the crowd to accept Jesus or spend eternity in Hell”, and said what might be the most ludicrous statement of the event: “Every Archeology Find” has proven the truth of the Bible.
As reported by Patheos:
During the Values Voter Summit yesterday, former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann urged the crowd to accept Jesus or spend eternity in Hell — a move that seems fairly pointless given the audience’s Christian beliefs — before reminding them that all available evidence points to the literal truth of the Bible.
Apparently operating under her new anointing as pastor, Bachmann opened her remarks by celebrating the election of Donald Trump before dedicating a significant portion of the remainder of her speech to recounting the history of Christianity and the saving power of Christ.
“You know, the remarkable thing,” she said, “when you read the Bible, every archeology find that has ever come forward has only proved the authenticity of the Bible.”
That’s… nowhere close to being even partly true.
Hell, just to offer a simple rebuttal, archaeologists have dug up artifacts suggesting human existence from more than a hundred thousand years ago. That alone would contradict everything Creationist Ken Ham believes.
Maybe some of you who are archaeologists can weigh in: Has every single discovery in your field proven the Bible to be true?
Because that would be news, I think, to scientists everywhere.
Watch Michelle’s cringe-worthy statements in the video below. These are the people we have entrusted to run our country- does that make you feel confident that America is headed in the right direction, or is it a glaring sign that we are regressing at an alarming rate?
Have your thoughts known, leave a comment below.
(Article by Tasha Sharifa)