Republican Calls for Theocratic Government in West Virginia

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UPDATE: Come to find out (and we should have known) in the midst of his religious rant, Azinger actually used fabricated quotations from Thomas Jefferson. When an actual teacher called him out on it, of course, he responded obnoxiously and insulted the teacher. Get these guys out of there.

In debate over the so-called RFRA law this week, Republican Delegate Mike Azinger made explicit what some in his party want kept below the surface: his desire for an explicitly religious government. Azinger makes it clear that the government, as he sees it, should be based exclusively on religion (his, of course) and that our schools should also teach (his) religion. When will West Virginia wake up from this nightmare?

Here’s an example of how one Democrat responded before being outvoted: