"Mike and Kelly Johnson, each a fundamentalist Christian and culture war battler who advocates adhering to what they call a 'biblical worldview,' launched this initiative in 2019. After one such presentation on February 24, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana, where they are members—an event that also featured Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council—a local television news show reported that the seminar’s goal was to 'keep God in Government.' Johnson posted the article on his congressional website."
"At a 'Answers for Our Times' seminar held at the First Baptist Church of Haughton, Louisiana, in April 2019, Kelly Johnson proclaimed that 'biblical Christianity' is the only 'valid worldview.' Nothing else, she said, 'makes sense.' She contended that guidance to the problems of today can be found in the 'simple answers in the Bible.'
Mike Johnson referred to the Bible as the 'owner’s manual' for 'how things are supposed to operate' and called for 'biblically sanctioned government.' Johnson complained that there is now 'total chaos on the street… God’s not at the top anymore.'
"Mike Johnson sees himself as part of small band of righteous officials who take on the hard task of governing strictly according to the tenets of Christian fundamentalism. He and Kelly are true believers. He has long associated with Christian nationalism; crusaded against gay rights and same-sex marriage; decried no-fault divorce; and pushed for a total ban on abortion. Her Christian counseling practice has compared homosexuality to bestiality and incest. They share a dark view of the modern world. In a sermon he preached in 2016, Johnson declared, “We’re living in a completely amoral society.” And during a podcast last year with Jordan Peterson, the Canadian conservative provocateur, he said that “sinister” elites were responsible for orchestrating climate change as an issue to achieve global “control.”
Girolamo Savonarola was an ascetic Italian Dominican friar from Ferrara and a preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He became known for his prophecies of civic glory, his advocacy of the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal.
These types of fanatical despotic religionists never end well. Here's what happened to Savonarola and his cohorts:
"Savonarola and two of his supporting friars were imprisoned. On 23 May 1498, Church and civil authorities condemned, hanged, and burned the bodies of the three friars in the main square of Florence."
If we are living in an "amoral" society as Speaker Johnson claims, it's only "amoral" because of the anti-human, anti-democracy nuts who believe in theocratic rule (Biblical Law), and it's because whackjobs like her actually think "beastiality" is the same as "homosexuality." She is, of course, stupidly wrong, as most of these fanatics who take the Bible literally are. She is comparing our homosexual brothers and sisters to BEASTS!
Beastiality is having sexual congress with animals who cannot consent to such activity, whereas, in a mutually consensual homosexual relationship, consent exists, therefore, it is NOTHING like "beastiality," and Mrs. Johnson is a lunatic for saying so. And it's also none of her and her husband's panty-sniffing business what consenting adults do in a relationship. But we've had these sort of "God knows best because he told me" crazies around forever, as my reference to Savonarola proves.
(Kelly declared that “biblical Christianity”—that is, a literal reading of the Bible as fundamentalists interpret it—is the only “valid worldview,” and nothing else makes sense. (This worldview includes creationism—believing that the Earth was created by God in six days 6,000 years ago—and the denial of evolution.)
We now have a fanatical theocrat second in line to the secular United States government, and that should give us nightmares.
Read and listen to what Mike Johnson and his wife believe and preach in the linked Mother Jones article above, and then get back to me and tell me the difference between their theocratic positions and that of the ayatollahs in the Middle East who reign supreme over their governments.
Just to remind everyone, especially those who don't read history:
"In a proclamation on February 1, 1933, Hitler stated, 'The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life.' "