Cathie Adams on Religious Freedom

by Dan Quinn

We continue our look at the extremist statements that Cathie Adams, the new chair of the Texas Republican Party, has made over the years. Today we look at Adams’ alarming views about religious freedom in America. She seems to agree that Americans are free to worship as they choose, but she wants government to make it clear whose religious beliefs are better than all the others.

“(W)e must place our faith in the ONE true God, then humble ourselves, pray and seek Him and repent for our sins. Then God will forgive us and heal our land. Do you think that a jealous God will tolerate ‘religious pluralism’ and allow us to come to Him any way we please? Absolutely not!”

— October 1999 letter to Texas Eagle Forum activists

“While the first amendment provides for freedom of religion and speech, our nation’s Founders admonished us to fear God in order to receive His blessings. . . . The Dallas City Council’s invitation to a Wiccan witch to ‘pray’ mocked God.”

— November 2000 letter to TEF activists, criticizing the Dallas City Council for permitting a Wiccan to pray before the council

“Our duty and privilege as citizens of this greatest nation on earth . . . is to pray for our leaders and obey civil laws unless they contradict Bible laws.”

— December 1997 letter to TEF activists

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Gregorio Casar

It’s like I’ve been saying. @GregAbbott_TX and @RepDennisBonnen care more about attacking our local democracies than actually improving living conditions for Texans. You don’t even have to take my word for it, Bonnen’s clearly happy to say the quiet part out loud.…