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Oh look, a Republican says he's got more Jesus than you.
In an interview with KNWA in Fayetteville, Rep. Tom Cotton commented on Sen. Mark Pryor's faith in response to a question about the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Cotton was asked what the ruling meant. Here's his response:

"It's another example of how Obamacare infringes on the liberties of all Arkansans. Barack Obama and Mark Pryor think that faith is something that only happens at 11:00 on Sunday mornings. That's when we worship but faith is what we live every single day. And the government shouldn't infringe on the rights of religious liberty. So I'm pleased with the Supreme Court's ruling but it's just another example of why Obamacare is bad for Arkansas."

Pryor, it should be noted, is among the more God-promotin' members of the Senate, and was attacked last December by the NRSC after Pryor ran an ad explicitly about his faith; apparently he wasn't a legitimate Christian, for some reason, and back then it was Cotton who was chastising the NRSC for such an "offensive" attack on Pryor.

But that was then and this is now, six months closer to the actual election. It seems an equally nasty argument to make, so I don't know why Cotton would—oh, who the hell am I kidding, four-fifths of conservatism is based directly on claiming that other people's religions are wrong and yours is right because God says so. Of course Cotton is going to claim he understands faith and the other guy doesn't, that's the whole point of the Hobby Lobby ruling, right?

Oh, bonus points for tying your explanation about your strong faith that governs how you live every day to the demand that your fellow Americans be deprived of health insurance that "infringes" on your religious belief that they shouldn't get any. Really stuck the landing on that one.

Pryor has asked for an apology. We'll see if he gets one.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:12 AM PDT.

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