(RoyalPatriot.com)- Another Democratic congress member is backing the inaccurate, misleading and outlandish comments of Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock.
Warnock, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, gave a sermon back in 2011 in which he said:
“America, nobody can serve God and the military … You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time.”
Warnock has been receiving a lot of backlash for those comments, as he was accused of not supporting America’s troops. Some Republicans, including Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, have called for him to drop out of the race.
On Wednesday, Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, a member of the ultra-progressive “Squad,” defended Warnock, saying comments that criticized him are “a disgrace and shameful.”
She tweeted that Warnock was quoting the Bible in his sermon, specifically “Matthews [sic] 6:24.”
“The lies and smears of the GOP have no boundaries, but this is a disgrace and shameful.”
Warnock also tried to defend himself on Wednesday during an online press conference. He said:
“[The sermon] was about priorities and about how one orders your priority so that you can live a moral life. I think it’s unfortunate and shameful that they are trying to distort not only my message but the message of Scripture.”
The problem is that the passage from the Gospel of Matthew that both Omar and Warnock are referring to makes no mention of the military. The actual passage, according to the English Standard Version translation, reads:
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
For Omar, this is just another stain on her resume regarding the military. Last year, she claimed U.S. troops killed “thousands of Somalis” in the Battle of Mogadishu. Many experts say that the numbers Omar quoted were very exaggerated.
Omar responded to a Twitter user who was discussing the casualties in that battle when she wrote:
“In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan.”
Those comments “truly offended” Colonel Danny McKnight, who was the commander of U.S. troops in Mogadishu at the time. The colonel said the military was protecting civilians when they were fighting the insurgents.
At the time, he said:
“I really am offended, truly offended, by her comment and her thought that thousands were killed by us. Not true. Not true at all.”
According to a Fox News report, the Somali death toll during that battle is less than 1,000.
Omar also was criticized after she was seen laughing in the background while at a press conference. This was happening as Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas was talking about the number of U.S. casualties in Iraq.
Now, Omar is backing a Democratic candidate for Senate who apparently has the same anti-military views as she does.