At a far-right rally Michael Flynn uttered the following words which should terrify anyone who treasures our democracy:
“If we are going to have one nation under God which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God & one religion under God”
Flynn is the former national security advisor in the Trump administration who was pardoned early this year by the former president after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.
I vehemently disagree with Flynn’s fascist declaration. No nation, least of all a democracy, should be under the thumb of any deity. It’s not the Bible, but the Constitution that unites our pluralistic society. Organized religion seeks only to destroy every secular institution and power structure that doesn’t bow down before their myths and superstitions.
Flynn and his ilk despise our democracy, and they seek to establish a theocracy for a white Christian minority. Imagine if a Muslim politician said:
We must have one nation under God, and we must have one religion. And that God is Allah and that religion is Islam.
Evangelicals would have their panties in a twist, and they demand that politician to be removed from office.
We must have one nation under the Constitution where every individual is free to worship his God, or no God.