As the Republican National Committee meets this week to hash out the party’s platform, one resolution that made it through a subcommittee calls for the Bible to be taught as part of American history:
This isn’t a law, of course. It’s just saying what the Republican Party wants. And given that the party’s standard-bearer is currently Donald Trump, the odds are pretty good that the platform is all but irrelevant since he’ll never read it or internalize it.
That’s perhaps the only bright spot to this story since the same committee also passed a resolution calling for LGBT people to be subject to unscientific, harmful “conversion therapy” that attempts to change their sexual orientation.
But this is exactly what you’d expect when Christian pseudo-historian David Barton and hate-group leader Tony Perkins are on the platform committee. You get suggestions that promote fundamentalist Christianity at the expense of honesty, dignity, and safety.
This is what you’re voting for if you’re supporting Republicans this November. Because even if Trump ignores it, he’s not going to oppose it. More importantly, there are plenty of politicians who support these resolutions — and the last thing they need is more power.