The Conservative Political Action Conference is being ridiculed online for promoting a Saturday panel where the weighty topic of "Why Heaven can have a wall" to keep out undesirables and the U.S. can't.
CPAC, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, has already had a bad week after having to dump star attraction Milo Yiannopoulos as a keynote speaker after it was revealed that he appeared to condone and excuse child sex abuse. After a messy start to the week , the directors of the annual conservative meeting in D.C. had hoped to move forward with serious discussions about public policy.
That wasn't to be the case after a schedule of panels was released showing a seminar combining President Donald Trump's plans to build a border wall with Christian theology, reports the Christian Post.
According to the CPAC schedule, GOP Congressman Bob Beauprez will moderate the Saturday panel, entitled: "If Heaven Has a Gate, A Wall, and Extreme Vetting, Why Can't America?"
Beauprez will be accompanied by fellow lawmakers Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) as well as two participants from conservative think tanks.
After conservative commentator John Podhortez posted a screenshot of the schedule containing the panel on Twitter, commenters were quick to point out logical responses, including, "Heaven is not real."
A sampling below:
I am so glad heaven has extreme vetting. Seems like lots of these folks might be surprised how Jesus feels about t… https://t.co/xs0sZ5ONZj— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow) 1487776037.0
God, is it ok if I host a panel on irony? https://t.co/Q9MosRphAq— Claudia Black (@Claudia Black) 1487776394.0
@timkmak I forgot the part of the Bible where it says that everyone can go to heaven... except people from these select seven countries.— Can he do that? (@Can he do that?) 1487685858.0
Oooh, oooh, I know. Because America is not a Christian nation and heaven is not real. (@jpodhoretz found this is on… https://t.co/3qXAY08m9Y— Andrew L. Seidel (@Andrew L. Seidel) 1487701407.0
One commenter noted that the Pope has already addressed the issue: