How far removed from reality is much of the House Republican caucus? Two of the craziest members of that bunch are pushing a story about Christian servicemen being persecuted even though it's been completely and thoroughly debunked.
It started on Tuesday, when Faux News Radio's Todd Starnes made a post on his blog claiming that the Pentagon was getting ready for a mass court-martial of practicing born-again Christians in the military. According to Starnes, the White House and Pentagon are working with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and other groups to put the screws to born-agains in uniform. There's one problem--according to The Tennessean, there is no such policy in place, and only overtly pushy fundie soldiers could get in trouble.
But that minor detail didn't stop House Republican Study Committee chairman Steve Scalise from going on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins and declaring this to be “yet another attack on religious liberty that we’ve seen from the Obama administration.” And earlier, Louie Gohmert told Starnes that Obama was trying to make Christians choose between their faith and serving their country.
In what world can something that is completely debunked still be parroted as gospel by sitting congressmen?