Congressman Says He Lost Because He Took ‘Satan’s Side’

Rep. Bob Inglis

Rep. Bob Inglis

There’s just nothing you can say that will help me come to grips with a belief in global warning being Satanic. Take it away Congressman (via The Hill):

Rep. Bob Inglis, the defeated South Carolina Republican who is attacking climate skepticism in the GOP ranks, says his belief in global warming put him on “Satan’s side” in some voters’ eyes.

The outgoing lawmaker — who lost his GOP primary in a challenge from the right — told ClimateWire that his views damaged him politically in his district, which is in the northwest part of his state.

Inglis said several of his positions led to his primary defeat at the hands Rep.-elect Trey Gowdy, who went on to win the general election. But his belief in global warming had the most effect, he said.

“The most enduring heresy was just saying that climate change was real,” Inglis said in the ClimateWire account. “That was the one that was most damaging, I’m convinced.”

“For many conservatives, it became the marker that you had crossed to Satan’s side — that you had left God and gone to Satan’s side on climate change,” he added, “because many evangelical Christians in our district would say that it’s up to God to determine the length of Earth, and therefore, you are invading the province of God.”…

[continues at The Hill]

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  • Ran

    It’s the NEW JESUS!
    Screw the poor, destroy the planet, make perpetual war, funnel money to the wealthy, Enact policies that hurt local and small business in favor of global corporations. It’s all in the BIBLE, It’s what the NEW Jesus would do! (WWNJD)

  • Ran

    It’s the NEW JESUS!
    Screw the poor, destroy the planet, make perpetual war, funnel money to the wealthy, Enact policies that hurt local and small business in favor of global corporations. It’s all in the BIBLE, It’s what the NEW Jesus would do! (WWNJD)

  • Namelesswon

    as sarah palin would say; “stupiddumassbitch”

  • Namelesswon

    as sarah palin would say; “stupiddumassbitch”

  • Andrew

    Of course! Don’t you realize global warming is caused by rising hellfire?

  • Andrew

    Of course! Don’t you realize global warming is caused by rising hellfire?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Well, there was also that pesky literacy and vague hint of sanity problem…those are unpardonable sins in GOP-land. Ask my favorite former Republican state rep, Joe Schwartz…he didn’t pass the litmus test for ultra orthodoxy (he wasn’t unilaterally anti-abortion…and opposed gag orders on doctors)…so they replaced him with a twinky ex preacher from the fringe of the right. Instead of being rock solid, that seat has bounced back and forth every 2 years now. Evidently the prevailing opinion in the local party is that its better to be crazy than be consistently electable.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Well, there was also that pesky literacy and vague hint of sanity problem…those are unpardonable sins in GOP-land. Ask my favorite former Republican state rep, Joe Schwartz…he didn’t pass the litmus test for ultra orthodoxy (he wasn’t unilaterally anti-abortion…and opposed gag orders on doctors)…so they replaced him with a twinky ex preacher from the fringe of the right. Instead of being rock solid, that seat has bounced back and forth every 2 years now. Evidently the prevailing opinion in the local party is that its better to be crazy than be consistently electable.

  • Parker Gabriel

    What a stupe. Accusing the sciences of being satanic–what manner of idjit is he, and what manner of idjit does he think he ain’t?

  • Parker Gabriel

    What a stupe. Accusing the sciences of being satanic–what manner of idjit is he, and what manner of idjit does he think he ain’t?