Christian Group May Be Turning Against Trump Republicans After They Created Petition For RNC To Censure Notable GOP House Reps

They don't like you either, Marje.

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The GOP’s biggest embarrassment, Marjorie Taylor Greene, recently found herself on the receiving end of a serious influx of backlash (seriously, it was so bad that even Mitch McConnell spoke out against it) after she was busted for attending and addressing a white nationalist event.

Greene has since defended her attendance at the conference that was hosted by white nationalist and Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes by attempting to essentially put the blame on her Christian faith, writing in a long, drawn-out Twitter thread, “The atheist media demands no disavowal from left-wing politicians who hang out with jihadis and abortionists. But they demand immediate disavowals of any Republican willing to speak to 1,200 people gathered to declare that Christ is King, & brands them only by their sins.”

But as it turned out, nearly 13,000 members of the same faith she attempted to invoke in her self-defense ended up calling the Republican House Rep. out on her bullshit, as one Christian group created a viral online petition to have Marjorie Taylor Greene, as well as Paul Gosar who has attended the same white-nationalist event in the past, censured by the Republican National Committee.

The bombshell petition hailed from the Faithful America group, was addressed directly to “RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel” and stated, “As grassroots Christians from across the country, we call on the RNC to censure Representatives Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar for taking part in the explicitly white nationalist America First Political Action Conference.”

While McDaniel didn’t seem to address Greene’s attendance at the event specifically, she did release a statement, in which she condemned “white supremacy, neo-Nazism, hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party.” We’re just assuming it had something to do with the Georgia congresswoman.

The Christian group went on to object to Greene’s irresponsible invocation of her supposed Christian faith to defend her appearance and remarks at the white-nationalist event:

Following Friday’s neo-Nazi event, Greene defended her remarks by invoking her Christian faith, claiming she was following Jesus’s example and tweeting that the point of the racist gathering was to ‘declare that Christ is king,’ Greene also attacked her critics as ‘godless’ and promised to keep focusing ‘on proudly proclaiming the greatness of our God.'”

“We are especially outraged by Greene’s attempts on Twitter to hijack Jesus’s name for politics, blasphemously twisting our faith into an excuse for propping up racist authoritarians,” the petition went on to add.

The group went on to pointedly call out the Republican National Committee for their recent censures of Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, for their participation in the House Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6th Capitol riot and, more specifically, Donald Trump’s role in it, but not doing anything to directly address Greene and Gosar’s connections to a literal white supremacy group.

Faithful America’s website says the group is “the largest online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice. Our members — Catholic, Protestant, and more — are sick of sitting by quietly while Jesus’ message of good news is hijacked by the religious right to serve a hateful political agenda.”

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