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Tom DeLay: ‘Americans Forget the Constitution Was Written by God’

In an interview hosted by conservative broadcaster Matthew Hagee, former Republican House Leader Tom DeLay, who is currently on a media campaign to promote his new crusade against a lack of morality in politics, spoke of the biblical roots of the American Constitution and government.

“There isn’t a more American ideal than to impact society, do good for others  and do it in the name of God,” host Hagee said to the prominent Republican. “Where did we get off of that track?”

DeLay responded by telling Hagee that the trouble began “back when we allowed our government to become a secular government.”

He said that the American people have stopped giving credit to God for America’s origins and “that God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”

Blaming secularists from driving faith from government he stressed the nation has allowed non-believers to “push us further and further away”  from a faith-filled government and believers need  “stand up and  be unashamedly a follower of Jesus Christ” and push for Christian values in our society.

Speaking of his time in the House of Representative, DeLay said that when he was a leader he encouraged members of Congress to attend bible studies and “even sealed off the rotunda of the capital thinking of all people the leaders of the nation need to take 2 Chronicles 7:14.” In the sealed off government building, he encouraged members of Congress to get down on their knees and “seek the face of God.”

Now, DeLay, who was convicted of money laundering charges in 2005, is calling for a faith-lobbying initiative to restore morality in politics through “prayer intercessors approaching members of Congress and state legislatures offering to pray with them and for them.”

Dubbed the Josiah Project, DeLay said the project is intended to preserve the Constitution as a document of faith. “The Constitution is based upon a higher authority. This government cannot exist in the future if we give that up and put man as the higher authority,” DeLay said. “We need that higher authority and the truth that comes from that higher authority in order for us to survive. Otherwise we’ll find ourselves where we are where man gets to define what truth is and everything crumbles.”

Photo Credit: Tom DeLay Mug Shot/2005

 

 

 

 

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  • Mischelle Sowell

    So even God wanted the church and state to remain separate? My problem with people like this is their belief that God should run politics worldwide… But only if it’s their God.

    • roooth

      and they always appoint themselves to be the morality police – isn’t that convenient?

      The GOP = Wannaba American Taliban.

      Think of what a dystopian nightmare they would make of this country – just with the batshit crazy laws they’ve been coming up with in the last few years – can you imagine if they could run the whole country like that? Good grief!

      • palniw211
    • djc263

      This is mind numbing. There is nothing about that in the Constitution as written, you are trying to refer to the first amendment which dictates “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. Even that didn’t explicitly mention a separation of church and state (a phrase nowhere in the constitution or it’s amendments). The Supreme Court didn’t apply these rules to state or local governments until 1925 under the 14th amendment.

      • WebPoster

        Funny how “under god” and “in god we trust” was nowhere near the constitution.

        The right wing crazies just made them up and added them when they started to lose their power and control over the people.

        Don’t worry 50 years from now we will all be amazed at how anyone could believe in magical sky faeries made up on a book.

        • BasicHistoryLesson

          Actually, the separation of church and state was built into the foundation of the constitution.The words “separation of church and state” are a direct quotation taken from Thomas Jefferson concerning the relationship between the church and the state constructed in the constitution that *he* drafted.

        • Heather

          That was brought in in the McCarthy era. Before 1942 it wasn’t on money or in the Pledge.

          • Actually, Congress passed a joint resolution “declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States.” The law was signed by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957 to 1966.

        • vitario2000

          http://www.allamericanpatriots…Yeah? Check this out.The “Treaty of Paris”. What is funny is how atheists will lie and then believe their own lie to make history the fairy-tale they wish for. Atheist nations in history were USSR under Stalin and Red China under the gang of 5…….Not the United States of America.

      • vitario2000

        I guess you think the Amendments are not part of the constitution.

        • djc263

          Show me the amendment that says separation of church and state.
          The Constitution in the historical sense is the original document, while the current legal sense includes all amendments, typically this confusion that’s why we use prepositions such as “currently” or “legally” for the modern living document and “as written” or “as drafted” for the historic original to help identify points in time for documents where confusion could exist.
          Of course that was just my flourish for idiots like you, Tom Delay provides the antecedent for this discussion which was clearly in context the historic document as signed, rather than the changing legal document in the modern sense.

          • vitario2000

            The original documents would be the Federal Papers, read them to understanding of the Constitution. There are many references to God, the Chrsiatian God. The first Congressional meeting began with a 3 hr long prayer and has been open with Christian prayer ever sense. I do hope you are annoyed, simply because you spread propaganda and lies about the origens of our Nation. A little light reading for you:

            http://christiancapitalism.net/were-the-founding-fathers-deists/

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States

            http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html

            http://federaltheology.blogspot.com/2011/05/god-federalist-papers.html

          • vitario2000

            Ok just the Constitution with out the Amendments huh? OK then no separation of CHurch and state and No freespeech, The Constitution is applied to the people by and through the equal rights amendments. Separation of Church and state is no tthe intent of the constitution, but preventing the Government from forcing a religion on the populas was the intennt! Now it it is the intent of the Constitution to remove all things God from the public arena then why does the Declaration of Independance refer to the “Creator”? No it never was the intention of the founding fathers to remove religion from our nation, just the forced religion of Europe nations.

  • Klh207

    Cuckoo?

  • Bobbie Jo Justice

    people can not be that stupid, can they? so, the constitution was written by an “all powerful” sky fairy that sits on his fat, lazy butt and allows pedophiles to rape and murder children while he enjoys his day.

  • me

    his god would be ashamed for what he said knowing he was wrong

  • whatcom_bassist

    Convicted criminal. Now go away, and take any of the idiots who listen to you with you.

  • Teri Tremper

    As the Herman’ s Hermits song says – Tom DeLay “don’t know much about history” It is generally recognized by rational beings that the founding fathers (drafters of this constitution) were familiar with and influenced by the Greek and Roman classics as well as Enlightenment concept of rationalism and English common-law . Enlightenment philosopher John Locke – “Father of Classical Liberalism”, the author of “Letter on Toleration” where he posits that “government should notinvolve itself in care of souls”; French Philosopher Montesquieu, who believed in the concept of separation of powers; John Locke, who believed in the “importance of free and autonomous inquiry, and in “rational religion” and believed in the natural right to life, health, liberty and separation of powers; Voltaire who strongly argued for freedom of religion, freedom of expression …and separation of church and state – these are the foundations of the American Constitution. God’s part in it is that he created life, and gave humanity the ability to learn, think and develop political institutions that replaced the Church in the management of our political life.And one last comment – DeLay exemplifies George Orwell’s statement, “religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    • paulsimon

      That’s a Sam Cooke tune, not Herman’s Hermits, but the rest is solid.

    • djc263

      Looks like someone else is rewriting history, too. There is nothing about that in the Constitution as written, you are trying to refer to the first amendment which dictates “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. Even that didn’t explicitly mention a separation of church and state (a phrase nowhere in the constitution or it’s amendments). The Supreme Court didn’t apply these rules to state or local governments until 1925 under the 14th amendment.

      • BasicHistoryLesson

        Which was a clarification of an ideal implicitly included in the constitution. The term “separation of church and state” is taken directly from Thomas Jefferson’s personal writings on the constitution which *he* drafted.

      • Groovbaby

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”.
        How exactly do you think that a government can achieve that? The only way to keep excercize of religion free is to keep all religions as equal under the law… with a separation of church and state. If there is a state religion, then it is by definition keeping the free excercise of religion from being realized.

  • Melinda Craig

    America is a Christian Nation? founded on a following of a foreign born, brown skinned Jewish guy that never spoke a word of English, who fed and healed the poor for free, defended a woman from being slut shamed and killed, and chose not to conform to either religious or polictical nonsense?

    Cool! When are we going to start that?

    • Debra Ranson

      Excellent!

    • palniw211
    • vitario2000
      • Melinda Craig

        Treaty of Tripoli signed November 4th, 1797, written by John Adams. Article 11: starts with the phrase “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion”. John Adams, founding father, 2nd president, and a church-going guy, by the way.

        • vitario2000

          The Treaty of Tripoli was an apeasement Document to the Muslim Pirates of the Barbry Coast. Try the Document which establishes the USA as a soverign Nation to the World, the Treaty of Paris: http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/american_historical_documents_1783_treaty_paris
          It begins with “In the name of the most Holy and undivided Trinity”, That would be unevquivily Christian since they are the only Trinitarians around. I post a video citing many documents proving the Christian origens of the USA and you run to one obscure treaty, pitiful. Show equal proof if you can (it does not exist).

          • Melinda Craig

            sadly, anything these days with the word “patriot’ in it is not. The word patriot has been twisted to mean ‘wishing/hoping/pushing for the failure of our country through her President.

            Would you like say 20 more quotes from our Founding Fathers, who mostly were not Christians but deist?

            The Constitution is clear that we are not a Nation founded on Christian values, that no one religion represents us and we are all free to worship, or not, any religion we please.

          • vitario2000

            “Founding Fathers, who mostly were not Christians but deist?”

            LOL..there were 2 who sometimes professed themselves as Deist, ONLY 2.

            Did thay really teach you those lies in school? or did you make that up on your own?

            Here is a couple links for you:

            http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States

            Seriously learn some things ok, at least that way you will appear to have some intelligence.

            Now yes give me at least 20 quotes stating our nation is not founded on Biblical principles, and is not Christian based by “Founding Fathers” who signed either the Constitution or the Declaration of Independance. I’m going to reput a link full of documented quotes of the FOunding Fathers which unequivaclly are Christian. I do think you are too dumb to watch or check anything out because even an idiot knows when they are wrong. http://youtu.be/Edt-q0vLrNA

    • allylloyd

      Sorry, Jesus was VERY RELIGIOUS. It’s kind of why he acted the way he did.

      • Haven Lee Angelus

        Keep telling yourself that, maybe someday others will believe it too, than you can start a cult. Oh wait y’all already did, to bad you didn’t actually follow that fictional characters actual teaching, instead you went with the crusades and tried to wipe out every other religion so you would be the ones selling the imaginary cure for a fictitious disease, thus controlling the world through fear.

        • allylloyd

          Jesus Christ was a RABBI. Rabbis tend to be religious…

          • Mr Mike

            Jesus was a carpenter. Read your freaking Bible.

          • vitario2000

            Mar_9:5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good for us to be here!

            Mar_11:21 Then Peter remembered and said to Him, “Rabbi, look!

            Joh_1:38 When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?” They said to Him, “Rabbi”

            Joh_1:49 “Rabbi,” Nathanael replied,

            Joh_3:2 This man came to Him at night and said, “Rabbi,

            These are just a the few references to Jesus being reffered to as Rabbi (How’s that foot taste kid?).

            We have read the Bible, maybe you should, Now where does it say Jesus was a Carpenter?

          • Ryan McLaughlin

            Who cares? Splitting hairs over fictional nonsense is a waste of time.

          • Mr Mike

            Just because some followers of Jesus called him Rabbi does not make him one. Actually, the best explanation for your list of examples is that it was misinterpreted. There are many examples of words being misinterpreted in the Bible, unless yours is written in Aramaic.

          • vitario2000

            The new testament was penned in the Konia Greek not in aramaic, Yes several of my Bibles are in Greek. “Rabbi” means teacher and Jesus was a teacher with diciples and many followers of His teachings, There is no doubt He was definately a Rabbi.

          • Rabbi doesn’t mean priest or holy man.

          • vitario2000

            You remind me of those who toot their own horn, Many Language scholars through the years translated it as Rabbi but you would know it is a mistranslated? Where did you gains such knowledge? G4461

            ῥαββί

            rhabbi

            hrab-bee’

            Of Hebrew origin [H7227] with pronominal suffix; my master, that is, Rabbi, as an official title of honor: – Master, Rabbi.

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    God wrote the Constitution? He didn’t even write the Bible.

  • Raymond Davis

    The trick seems to be to use the words “Founding Fathers” and Constitution ” as many times as possible with out actually reading any of the documents of our Founding fathers and especially the Constitution.
    I am frequently reminded of a debate I had with one particular Minister who believed that God must prefer English speaking countries” Why else would he have written the Bible in English ??”

    • sixtiesgal

      Haha…the hypocrisy of religion knows no bounds.

    • Ashlee

      Unfortunately, you’re right on the money. If we cite enough patriotic feeling, then we don’t have to really think about what we’re actually defending. Its origin has been widely debated, but the phrase “the highest form of patriotism is dissent” springs to mind. If only we all REALLY believed/lived that. 🙁

      Regarding the minister…WTF?! As a liberal theology student I can tell you that even the most conservative, fundamental seminaries & Bible colleges require students to take Greek and/or Hebrew, and some larger schools even offer Aramaic. It’s required of us so that we can learn to more deeply study the Bible in the language in which it was written. I have no idea who would’ve made this guy a minister, but they should be retroactively fired for hiring and/or ordaining a heretical idiot.

  • Stephen Hilyer

    Tom, lying or making false claims of who wrote the Constitution will not help you in your “Quest”. Stop being a ignorant bigot and focus on real issues not manufactured ones.

  • paulsimon

    Waht is this idiot talking about. The Constitution was written by men, some of whom rejected his conception of god. He’s a fantasist.

  • sjlevine34

    Why is it that the worst, most immoral people, hide behind religion? Maybe because Christianity gives them such a shield? Frankly, I am sick and tired of people pushing Christianity on the rest of us. I am Jewish, as were my parents and grandparents before me, and I am not about to disrespect them by being pushed to be Christian.

  • Tom DeLay sounds like he is one bottle short of a six pack.

  • Desa Collins

    Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a majority of the framers of the constitution were freemasons.. The pyramid, the eagle and the all-seeing eye found on our money are masonic symbols, and the term “e pluribus unum” comes from the masonic ideal of all religions becoming one under the one “true” religion – freemasonry.

    I do think it hysterical that Tom Delay, the architect of the unfair redistricting of Texas to favor republicans, and a person convicted of money laundering, is now trying to inject “morality” into politics.

  • Truthforme

    Where is the, I’m sorry I did shameful un-Godly things and politics should
    be rid of those that practice greed and evil, like he has done while
    falsely hiding under the cover of a do-good Christian, not to mention the
    separation of church and state!

    • vitario2000

      the only “Separation of church and state” in the Constitution is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. In other words, State has to stay out of Religion, not Religion has to stay out of State. Get it?

      • I think the 1st always means religion has to stay out of the state. Of course religious people can vote their conscience in Congress, but they can’t do anything that would tend to give state approval or benefits to one religion over another.

  • Tiajuana seemynuts

    Convict-Typical republican.

  • Kathrine Kristiansen-Olsen

    The mind boggles…

  • notmike64

    he is a pest control tech lol. who got convicted of a crime . never mind

  • Beverly Brown

    Only the god you serve feels like you do, idiot.

  • theallseeingmaster .

    I don’t see God’s signature on any document pertaining to the Constitution including the Constitution itself; am I missing something Mr DeLay?

  • Yomomma

    Guilty of corruption, guilty of money laundering. Guilty of being bribed by lobbyists. Guilty guilty guilty of being an immoral person.

  • Yomomma

    The Conservative right wing Tea Party Taliban wannabes. Any and all religious extremism is morally corrupt by nature.

  • Matthew Vallee

    Too bad the bible was written by men.

  • Awe and Shock

    All religion is mental illness and should be treated as such.

  • zero nothingness

    The Treaty of Tripoli makes it abundantly clear that the US is not founded upon Christianity. http://www.nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm

  • al_1

    Wow! Tom Delay is really stupid!

  • IllusionaryFuneral

    This has been in the subconscious of both American Christianity and the far right for some time. This is just the first time I’ve heard it stated explicitly.

  • Bradley Nugent

    http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2007/02/the-us-founding-fathers-their-religious-beliefs/

    None of the founding fathers were even definitively christian

    • And certainly none of them were evangelical Christians or Southern Baptists. Their belief in God was much much different than Tom Delay’s.

      • vitario2000

        You listen to to much propaganda, Their belief in God was different? Mayby the 2 or 3 diest but not the rest of the 40 or so signers they were even more fundamental then the Christians of today. http://youtu.be/Edt-q0vLrNA

  • digigenocide

    Does this man know anything about Jefferson?

    • Henry ‘Ashka’ Biddle

      Ever hear the term “selective hearing” or “selective memory” before? People like this only remember what they want, and hear only want they want to hear.

  • Binder

    Even Tom Delay runs from Tom Delay…

  • Read the Treaty of Tripoli, ratified unanimously by all of our Senators and the President in 1797. “Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; ”

    So within 30 years of the nation’s founding all the founding fathers that signed the treaty and were alive when the nation was founded said this country was not, IN ANY SENSE, founded on the Christian religion.

    • vitario2000

      Read the Treaty of Paris “In the name of the Most High undivided Trinity” Want to guess which document was more important? http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/american_historical_documents_1783_treaty_paris . Have you even checked on the why of the Treaty of Tripoly? I doubt it.

      • More important? What are you going on about? Every senator and the president signed their name on a document saying the nation wasn’t founded on the Christian religion. Do you think that could happen today?

        • vitario2000

          The treaty of Tripoly was signed in order to reduce the Islamic pirating of American trade ships off the Coast of Africa.
          The treaty of Paris was the surrender of England after the revolution and the recognition of the USA as an indipendant nation.
          That is why it is more important.
          Our Navy was week at the signing of the Treaty of Tripoly study history and the reasons why, it was an apeasement document.

        • vitario2000

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli

          At least one member of Adams’ cabinet, Secretary of War James McHenry, is known to have protested the language of article 11, before its ratification.[18] A second treaty, the Treaty of Peace and Amity signed on July 4, 1805, superseded the 1796 treaty. The 1805 treaty did not contain the phrase “not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”[19][20]

  • Tom

    Why are people so stupid wtf

  • DeLay is an idiot.

    • Gary Menten

      He’s a Republican conservative. What else could he possibly be?

  • David Wakefield

    People seeking freedom from religious persecution actually founded it you moron!! Maybe if you had a brain you would know that. So calling it a Christian nation and a nation created by God is absolutely insane.

  • Verlaine

    It’s hopeless. How can lawmakers be this obtuse?

  • wvernon1981

    Well, considering the Bible was canonized by a group of men haggling over which books should be in the Bible, then men haggling over what should be in the Constitution at the convention seems to be a similar process. He may have a point.

  • EdDrky

    Oh, and this book on the lack of morality in politics: would these be an autobiographical work?

  • Gary Menten

    Dear Tom,

    Please point out for us, which of the signatures on the Constitution belongs to God?

  • David

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
    speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
    assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the Constitution, The Bill of Rights

  • Jump’nShootMan

    To be fair, he was convicted of money laundering in 2010, but the conviction was overturned (and he was granted an acquittal) in 2013. He might have done it, and in any case the episode is worth mentioning, but the reporting should be accurate too.

  • Rai_Golden

    TOTAL MORON. If he does know better, then he’s a TOTAL JERK.

  • Heather

    So God wanted the church and state separate from eachother? Well then. lol This country was stolen on the so-called merits of religious freedom. A white populace came in and nearly eradicated the native people with syphilis, other diseases, and let’s not forget GUNS. The Vikings who came here before Columbus discovered Jamaica, chose to leave the tribes alone. Just a little history lesson from me to this idiot. We have a first amendment right to religious freedom. So no, this is NOT a Christian nation.

  • Drone Hammer

    Damn it. God forgot to sign it.

  • Carmine

    “DeLay, … was convicted of money laundering charges” , and then he talks of lack of morality in politics? the usual double standards of christians

    • bibulb

      Money laundering IN THE SERVICE OF HIS POLITICS, and he speaks of a lack of morality in politics.

      Well, I suppose having practical and immediate experience in such things…
      Why is the media paying attention to this man without the lede explicitly stating that he was convicted in office of ethics violations?

  • David Wang

    A convicted criminal acting all holy. Typical.

  • Edubs

    Yes those evil secularists and Deists like Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine and James Madison. Too bad they drew a wedge…think of how great a country we would have been without their contributions!

  • Rusty Shackelford

    So, where in the bible does it say that all men are created equal? And where does it say in the bible that all men have religious freedom?

    • Henry ‘Ashka’ Biddle

      Silly Rusty, clearly there is only one religion (it’s what ever version Delay is currently following) and everyone else is just faking it!

  • DesertSun59

    He is incredibly amusing. The Federalist Papers are very clear about how the Constitution was written. The rest of us know who created it. Several of the inventors told us that there was ZERO divine intervention.

    Thus, Delay is a MORON.

  • Lynn

    Yet another one who isn’t helping the cause. I won’t argue that maybe if politicians had more moral structure, whether through some type of religion or just plain human decency, they might be making better decisions, however, even as a believer I have always said religion of any type should not be a talking point or something to be followed in running the government. What gets me is that several politicians keep spouting off religion this and God that, even while lining their own pockets and just making themselves sound like religious nutcases. They weaken their own cases…

    • vitario2000

      I agree with the fact that polititions are using religion for the most part. Look at their lives over a couple decades and you will know who is for real. However if we follow God in our lives then our votes should be reflecting that. For example if I believe abortion to be murder then I should vote for any bill or politition who was going to end abortion. To say to me that my “religion has no place in politics” is to say to me “vote the way I want you too no matter what you feel on the issue”. Sorry but my feelings hold just as much weight as do yours even if I base it on my religious belief.

  • vitario2000

    Yes America was founded on Christian priciples, go to the library of Congress and learn, instead of remembering the lies you were taught by a liberal education agenda. http://youtu.be/Edt-q0vLrNA

    • Gregory Hinton

      delusional drivel.

    • Nick Wride

      Then why no mention of GAWD or Jeebus or any of the other lies of religion?

      • vitario2000

        The reason you see no mention of God, or Jesus in the Founding documents of our Nation is you are to stupid to read. Even too dumb to understand the video I posted in which you responded with such an ignorant statement. Uneducated liberal atheists always think making fun of the faith in others proves something other than their own ignorance and stupidity. It doesn’t.

        Here is the Treaty of Paris http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/american_historical_documents_1783_treaty_paris

  • Tom Lammers

    Matthew 7: 15-23):

    “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

  • Angry LA Artist

    Republicans like DeLay are their own worst enemy and they highlight the lingering ignorance that the majority of Americans still have to deal with on a daily basis. It is people like Tom DeLay who are pushing their own religious agendas onto other Americans. I have never urged anyone to be an atheist because that is what I believe. Yet that is exactly what Tom Delay and the christian right wing are doing to America every day. Urging everyone us to be christian because they are. What blatant hypocrisy! Doesn’t their bibles say something about that? There are many versions of the bible. God apparently did multiple re-writes to get right. Hypocrisy must be in one of them?

    • Walter Goerlitz

      Oh Oh, the liberal faery is scared a person has Christian beliefs. Don’t be afraid you can still work your alley and hunt for men to let you service them.
      Artist, another name for failed crapper.

  • Debbie K Francis

    They were the founding fathers – not the Founding Heavenly Fathers.

  • Eddie Wildin

    He does realize that what he did was stealing? Right? And that it’s a sin? I mean, it’s in the bible all over the place that stealing is bad. Just saying. If you want everyone to adhere to your religious mores then you might want to lead by example. Lol

  • Bob Jetton

    It’s true! See Moses had his hands full with those big stone tablets and he was a bit winded from carrying them down from the mountain so when he finally reached his peeps to give them the commandments, he completely forgot about the Constitution he had stuffed in the back pocket of his Levi’s.

  • Aimee

    *facepalm*

  • Karen Medlock

    A convicted felon talking about morality in politics…must be a republicon.

  • Linda Swiszcz

    The more deeply religious, the more likely to be indicted? If he believed in God for one moment, he wouldn’t be such a tool, and would honor the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal.” AND….a little ‘love thy neighbor” would do him some good as well. These idiots give lip service to God and to our Vets in public and stab them in the back when no one is looking!!!

  • MikeParent

    These clowns would have sent Jesus to Gitmo

  • Kristine Evenson

    People aren’t losing faith in the government because they forgot that Jesus wrote the constitution (even though he never did). They are losing faith because there are too many unethical politicians like Tom Delay, convicted of money laundering in 2005.

  • charliehall

    What a fool! The Constitution was written by these men:

    http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/signers.html

  • pixeloid

    Funny, but I don’t see his signature on it: just those of the MEN that wrote it.

  • Jeff Kramer

    Well he would then be more accurate if he said the constitution was based on the 10 commandments that were taken from The Code of Hammurabi. Which is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a human-sized stone and various clay tablets. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” (lex talionis) as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man.

  • The constitution was not written by any deity. The US was formed to escape religious persecution, it wasn’t until the 50s that we started slapping ‘God’ on everything.