Ken Buck: “I Don’t Believe in the Separation of Church and State”


In a video unearthed by ThinkProgress, Ken Buck tells a crowd of GOP supporters that he just doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.  Church being the operative word because of course if you are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or “other” you probably don’t belong in Ken Buck’s America anyway.

In the video (below), Buck says:

I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state. It was not written into the Constitution. While we have a Constitution that is very strong in the sense that we are not gonna have a religion that’s sanctioned by the government, it doesn’t mean that we need to have a separation between government and religion. And so that, that concerns me a great deal. So I think there are cultural differences, I think there, we are as strong as we, our culture, our culture gives us our strength, I guess is the best way to put that. And, and I am worried about the fact that we seem to be walking away from culture.

He then goes on to lie, er, bear false witness, about President Obama’s celebration of Christmas:

And, and one thing that President Obama has done that I would certainly speak about is calling the Christmas tree, which has historically been called a Christmas tree in Washington DC, a holiday tree. It’s just flat wrong in my mind.

Except this is not true.

Ten Commandments, anyone?

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