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With Cantor Defeated, Every Single GOP Member of Congress is a Christian

With the shocking defeat of Eric Cantor, the Republicans in Congress lost their only non-Christian member.

Cantor has long been the only Republican Jew in Congress. His potential replacement, Tea Party activist David Brat, in contrast, is an outspoken Christian capitalist.

Brazen in his mix of politics, capitalism and Christianity, Brat views will fit right in with the most stalwart Christian Republican members of Congress, if he can polish up his act and actually get elected to take Cantor’s vacated seat.

Right after winning his bid, the Tea Party candidate mostly bungled his interview on MSNBC and admitted he did not yet have a well-crafted view on many national topics, including minimum wage.

One issue he has thought over extensively, though, is how he thinks American society should be built on a synthesis of Christianity and capitalism.

In fact, he thinks that if we as a nation do not start encouraging people to embrace Christianity, a new Hitler-like dictator may emerge and take over America.

“We appear to be a bit passive. Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily,” he said in the same essay where he proposed that the solution is, “we need to synthesize Christianity and capitalism.”

It is still unclear if Brat plans to impose his Christian values in areas traditionally opposed by the right – including abortion, homosexuality and gambling – or if he will continue his hard-line support of individual liberties he has talked about in the past putting him at odds with many in his party.

The newly minted GOP nominee has previously criticized the Religious Right for their moral police work, claiming,  “The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality.”

Yet regardless if Brat’s Christianity is the ‘right kind’ of Christianity to get him elected, one thing is clear. With or without Brat, with Cantor no longer in the mix, the GOP Congress is now an all-Christian crew.

Photo Credit: Brat for Congress

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Tamar is a New York based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over 15 publications. You can catch her work regularly on Issue Hawk, Latest, Jspace, and MediaGlobal.