A GOP lawmaker from Virginia said that conservatives need to take back their Biblical rhetoric and not allow liberals to use it against them.
According to Huffpost Religion, Dave Brat, a Republican Congressman from Virginia, took issue with Obama’s comments about the refugee crisis when the President accused conservatives of being “scared of widows and orphans.”
"He’s using the Christian tradition and he's trying to bring about compassion by bonking Republicans over the head with the Bible," Brat said in audio posted online by Right Wing Watch. "It’s almost a comedy routine on what compassion and love is."
Brat said that conservatives need to take back the Bible and not allow liberals to use it for their own ends.
"Our side, the conservative side, needs to reeducate its people that we own the entire tradition.”
"If you lose the moral argument, you'll lose the policy argument every time," he added. "We need to regain the moral argument where we're so strong.”
Publication date: January 14, 2016