NH Democratic Party accused of 'religious intolerance'
The head of a pro-family political group in New Hampshire accused the New Hampshire Democratic Party of â€śreligious intoleranceâ€ť on Thursday for criticizing a Christian state legislator for conducting what it called â€śa religious tiradeâ€ť at a Christian gathering in September.
Democratic spokeswoman Harrell Kirstien accused Republican State Rep. David Bates of attempting to impose a â€śBible belt social agendaâ€ť after video surfaced of Bates saying â€śthe only hope for Americaâ€ť is to â€śturn from our wicked ways and ask god to heal our landâ€ť and â€śthe problem we have here in this country and in all of our states is that we no longer fear godâ€ť at New England Solemn Assembly in Plymouth Massachusetts.
Now Kevin Smith, head of Cornerstone Policy Research, is calling on the Democratic Party to apologize for the attack.
â€śThe NHDPâ€™s mischaracterization of Representative Batesâ€™ faith are not only rooted in...
"No elected official, whether Republican or Democrat, should have to endure such bigoted remarks from a political party simply because they express their religious faith in a public forum,â€ť continued Smith."