In a recent display of unwavering faith and conviction, the newly appointed House Speaker, Mike Johnson, took to the House floor to openly embrace his Christian beliefs, invoking the names of God and the Holy Bible. While his words resonated deeply with conservatives, they ignited a firestorm of criticism from the so-called “woke” leftists.
Addressing Congress following his historic election as Speaker, Johnson left no room for doubt about the source of his authority. With humility and steadfast belief, he proclaimed, “I don’t believe there are any coincidences in a matter like this. I believe that Scripture and the Bible are very clear that God is the one who raises up those in authority. He raised up each of you, all of us. And I believe God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here for this specific moment and this time. This is my belief.”
Johnson’s unshakable faith in God’s divine plan struck a chord with conservatives nationwide. Noted conservative digital strategist Greg Price lauded Johnson’s courage on social media, declaring, “You don’t see too many politicians these days that talk about faith like this.” Countless other conservatives joined in, applauding Johnson for boldly bearing witness to his faith in the hallowed halls of Congress.
Speaker Johnson: "I believe that scripture and the Bible is very clear that God is the one that raised up each of you and God has allowed us to be brought here to this specific moment in time."
You don't see too many politicians these days that talk about faith like this. pic.twitter.com/97MTrCMAeJ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 25, 2023
However, in the predictable fashion of the left’s relentless assault on traditional values, Johnson’s heartfelt expression of faith drew fierce criticism. American journalist and author David Cay Johnston, in a display of intolerance, wrote, “Members praying on the House floor offends both our Constitution and the New Testament, which denounces public displays of devotion. The blasphemy of the new Speaker, who says God ordained him, is just as disgusting.” Johnston’s condemnation was accompanied by an image of House Republicans kneeling in prayer—an image that should symbolize unity but instead became a target for liberal scorn.
.@HouseGOP members praying on the House floor offends both our Constitution and the New Testament, which denounces public displays of devotion.
The blasphemy of the new Speaker, who says God ordained him, is just as disgusting. pic.twitter.com/3JETJujFUM
— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) October 26, 2023
Unfazed by the left’s outcry, conservatives took to social media to defend Johnson. One user rebuked Johnston’s criticism, saying, “Imagine being triggered by people praying. Talk about pathetic. They aren’t forcing anyone to pray, yet you wet your diaper over it. By the way, apparently, you don’t know what blasphemy means.”
Another individual, proclaiming to champion “critical thinking” and “secularism,” denounced the public display of Christianity. She argued that religious principles should have no place in modern society, seemingly unaware that the principles upon which this nation was founded are deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian values.
When a country is ruled based on religious principles, you get the extremism that managed to survive through the millennia. Irrational beliefs should not inspire social policies. Mythology is to be studied (beautiful field) but has no active place in modern societies. What if… https://t.co/NugXiI35Z7
— Lucia Grosaru, M.A. Psy. (@LuciaGrosaru) October 26, 2023
Johnson, meanwhile, did not waver in his commitment to conservative principles. He swiftly addressed pressing issues, including the crisis at the southern border. The American Tribune reported on the House Speaker’s remarks, in which he criticized the Biden administration for the “catastrophe” unfolding regarding immigration.
In these tumultuous times, Speaker Mike Johnson’s unwavering faith and conservative leadership provide a beacon of hope for those who hold traditional values dear. While some on the left may attempt to undermine his beliefs, Johnson remains steadfast in his commitment to serve the American people and to uphold the principles upon which this nation was founded.
As conservatives, we can take heart in knowing that there are leaders like Mike Johnson who are unafraid to stand up for their faith and for the values that have guided our nation for centuries. With him at the helm, there is hope that the House of Representatives will continue to be a bastion of conservative principles in an increasingly turbulent political landscape.