News Reichert’s Religion
posted by July 21 at 12:06 PMon
In the past, it may have been tacky to report on a politician’s religion. But the GOP—which pushes moral values and faith-based initiatives and intelligent design and abstinence-only education and limits on abortion rights— has made the “courage” to wear one’s religion on one’s sleeve a badge of honor in our decadent, secular society.
And so—in the wake of GOP Rep. Dave Reichert’s vote for Rep. Mike Pence’s (R-IN) amendment this week (which would have denied Title X family planning money to Planned Parenthood)—I think it’s appropriate to bring up Reichert’s religion.
Reichert is a Missouri Synod Lutheran, a conservative branch that believes in a literal interpretation of the bible, that women cannot be pastors, and that creationism should be taught in their K-12 schools and universities.