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Sanders stands by his religious bigotry: Christians need not apply

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called out President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy director for the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought for his "Islamaphobic" comments, deeming him unworthy of confirmation. However, Vought's words were nothing more than a reiteration of standard Christian doctrine: Jesus is the only source of salvation.

Vought made a number of points covering common Christian beliefs in The Resurgent, including the one Sanders took issue with: "Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned."

Sanders sought to bar Vought from a position in government due to his religious convictions, which is tantamount to a religious test. Such a test contradicts the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion, as well as Article 6, Section 3 of the Constitution, which prohibits religious testing for federal employees.

This week on CNN, Jake Tapper gave Sanders an opportunity to clarify his position, but the senator stood firm.

Allie reminded, "Jesus said 'I am the way, the truth, and the life.' If you're a Christian, there's really no way around that."

To see more from Allie, visit her channel on TheBlaze.

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