Sen. DeMint blasts ‘secular’ government, urges Creationism in schools

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 17:24 EDT
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At a Freedom Congress conference earlier this month, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) railed against the “increasingly secular” culture of the United States, which was being fostered by the government.

“Washington reflects people,” he said at Heritage International Ministries. “It reflects our culture. If reflects the fact that we’ve become increasingly secular as a culture.”

“Part of that is the government pushing faith aspects out of our society, cus now in our culture if you say something is wrong, if you want to raise your family and teach your children right and wrong, you’re likely to be persecuted in some way by the government for saying something is wrong.

“The stigma is now on you, instead of those who are doing things that are wrong,” he continued. “So the government has been a participant in secularizing our country. And perhaps the worst of that, the thing we’ve conceded as a people we need to fix, is turning the education of our children over to the government.”

Later in his speech, DeMint said children should be able to go to schools that teach creationism. He claimed that scientific discoveries, such as the human genome project, provided evidence supporting creationism. DeMint also said God had put Christians in charge of “this vineyard we call America.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by RightWingWatch on June 27, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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