Senator Bernie Sanders has never struck me as a particularly thoughtful person. He does have definite ideas about government and voters and the public and a somewhat anti-establishment bent, which is the only common ground I find with him.
Whatever positives I saw in Bernie it evaporated with his treatment of a Christian public servant nominated to an under-cabinet post.
Russell Vought has been nominated by President Trump to be the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. I imagine the post would carry all the pizazz of an accountant. Bernie unveiled his petulant irritation at Christianity and lit into this poor guy at his confirmation hearing because Mr Vought had the temerity to write that non-Christians are condemned and in need of salvation – as all Christians once were. The horror!
He who has the son has life but he who does not have the son stands condemned: it’s a bedrock principle of Christianity.
“12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5, NIV)
Colonel Sanders, with about as much understanding for Christianity as a bucket of fried chicken, seemed not to be interested in even listening to the candidate but merely went on to use the occasion to virtue signal.
In the name of inclusivity and tolerance, Bernie showed just how intolerant he was by refusing to endorse Trump’s pick because of a religious belief.
It’s not only Bernie. This is the way of the world. I suppose we must get used to it, trying to reach people with the gospel when they hate you for representing it.