Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders’ Questions Prompt Backlash

Source: NPR

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A low-profile confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this week raised eyebrows when the questioning turned to theology — specifically, damnation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont pressed Russell Vought, nominated by President Trump to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, about his beliefs.

“Do you think that people who are not Christians are condemned?” Sanders repeatedly asked, challenging that belief as Islamophobic.

Christian organizations have denounced Sanders’ questioning as amounting to a religious test for public office — one that would disqualify millions of people.

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