Gen. Flynn denounced over call for ‘one religion’ in US

Washington: Religious freedom is enshrined in the first amendment to the US constitution, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.

Regardless, at a rally staged in San Antonio on Saturday by the Christian group American Faith, Michael Flynn, Trump’s short lived National Security Adviser, said: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God and one religion under God.”

In response, the Rep Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, said “These people hate the US constitution.”

Mark Hertling, a retired general and media commentator, called Flynn, himself a retired general, “an embarrassment to the US army”.

“His words are disgusting,” Hertling said.

Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein told CNN that Flynn was “saying out loud things that have never been said by an aide or close associate to the president of the United States”.

He added: “But what’s most significant here is that much of the Republican party … something like 35% in exit polls said they favor Trump because Christianity is being taken away from them. So Michael Flynn is not that far away from huge numbers of people in this country.”

Image courtesy of (Photo courtesy AP)

Share this post