Stop Religious Bigotry Against Christians in the U.S. Senate!
|Target Name||Target Organization|
|Senator Mike Enzi (R-WV)||(Committee Chairman)|
|Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)||(Ranking Member)|
|Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)||(Member)|
|Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)||(Member)|
|Senator Linsey Graham (R-SC)||(Member)|
|Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)||(Member)|
|Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)||(Member)|
|Senato David Perdue (R-GA)||(Member)|
|Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)||(Member)|
|Senator Rick Scott (R-FL)||(Member)|
|Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)||(Member)|
|Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)||(Member)|
|Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)||(Member)|
|Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)||(Member)|
|Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)||(Member)|
|Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)||(Member)|
|Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)||(Member)|
|Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)||(Member)|
|Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)||(Member)|
|Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)||(Member)|
|Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)||(Member)|
Stop Religious Bigotry Against Christians – Confirm Russ Vought As OMB Director
I am writing to ask you to vote to confirm Russell Vought as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There can be no legitimate question as to whether Director Vought is qualified to hold this important position. He has a distinguished, two-decade long career holding positions of tremendous importance on Capitol Hill including extensive experience with federal budget issues. In 2017, he was appointed as Deputy Director of OMB, and has been serving as Acting Director of the office since January, 2019.
Many of those who oppose Acting Director Vought’s confirmation to this position have engaged in outright religious bigotry against him because of his faithful defense of mainstream Christian viewpoints. Leftist ideologues like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, both members of the Senate Budget Committee, have vehemently opposed his defense of the traditional Christian understanding of salvation, rooted in the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son and, “The Way, The Truth and the Life.” Their outrageous, bigoted message to Americans everywhere is that faithful Christians are not welcome to serve in government.
I reject religious bigotry of all forms, especially when applied by members of the US Senate to a highly-qualified nominee. A person’s religious faith should have no bearing on whether he or she is qualified to serve in government. To base a confirmation decision on the religious views of a nominee is not only wrong, it is unconstitutional. Article VI of the US Constitution prohibits the imposition of any religious test to hold public office.
Whether it be Dianne Feinstein opposing a faithful female Catholic nominated to the federal judiciary (“The dogma lives loudly within you.”), or Cory Booker opposing nominees who hold a religious belief in marriage as the union of one man and one woman, or Bernie Sanders declaring that an eminently qualified nominee like Russ Vought who is a Christian, “is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about” – it is time for the Senate to end this ugly, unacceptable and unconstitutional practice of opposing qualified nominees because of their Christian beliefs.
I urge you to vote to confirm Russ Vought when his nomination formally comes before the Senate Budget Committee on June 3rd.