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 ‚Äúreligious intolerance‚ÄĚ on Thursday for criticizing a Christian state legislator for conducting what it called ‚Äúa religious tirade‚ÄĚ at a Christian gathering in September.
Democratic spokeswoman Harrell Kirstien accused Republican State Rep. David Bates of attempting to impose a ‚ÄúBible belt social agenda‚ÄĚ after video surfaced of Bates saying ‚Äúthe only hope for America‚ÄĚ is to ‚Äúturn from our wicked ways and ask god to heal our land‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe problem we have here in this country and in all of our states is that we no longer fear god‚ÄĚ 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.
‚ÄúThe NHDP‚Äôs mischaracterization of Representative Bates‚Äô 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,‚ÄĚ continued Smith."