If an obscure presidential candidate gets his way, then Todd Starnes could become White House Press Secretary.
On his September 2nd show on Fox News Radio, Alan Colmes interviewed third-party presidential hopeful Darrell Trigg of the Christian Party of America, during which Trigg stated that his party wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to get rid of the “wall of separation between Church and State” that Thomas Jefferson talks about in his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.
If Trigg hasn’t yet selected who should serve him as Press Secretary, then he should select Fox News Radio personality Todd Starnes. The latter tends to flip out whenever Jefferson’s wall makes its presence known. Starnes did so in response to the jailing of Kim Davis. Here is an excerpt from Starnes’ commentary “Judicial tyranny: Kentucky judge does with a gavel what Bull Connor did with dogs and fire hoses“.
I truly believe Judge Bunning wanted to intimidate Christians and send a very clear message – that resistance to same-sex marriage will not be tolerated — doing with the gavel what Bull Connor tried to do with dogs and fire hoses. Christian leaders, among them Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, urged Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to call a special session of the legislature to enact emergency protections for religious liberty. . . But Gov. Beshear refused to do so – blocking the door to the statehouse much like Alabama Gov. George Wallace blocked the door to the schoolhouse in defiance of racial integration.
The only way that Starnes could be more ludicrous is if he were to go plaid.
At the opposite end of the spectrum are the critics of Kim Davis who erect a straw-man argument against Christians opposed to same-sex marriage. Contrary to what those critics are claiming, Christian opposition to same-sex marriage is based on the New Testament, not the Old Testament. In their writings, both the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter speak against sex between two people of the same gender.
Christians have every right to acknowledge the New Testament’s condemnation of such sexual behavior, but they have no right to use positions of civil authority to force others to conform to the former’s religious beliefs.
Darrell Trigg, Kim Davis and Todd Starnes are just the kind of people that the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to get away from.