Dems upset Mike Johnson selected Pastor Jack Hibbs to serve as guest chaplain

(Christian Post) A group of Democratic lawmakers have expressed outrage that a prominent megachurch pastor they claim is a “Christian nationalist” was allowed to serve as a guest chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and House Chaplain Rev. Margaret Grun Kibben published Thursday, 26 House Democrats outlined their concerns about the speaker’s decision to sponsor Pastor Jack Hibbs as a guest chaplain for the chamber.

Hibbs, who serves as the pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California, delivered an opening prayer in the House on Jan. 30.

Led by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., the signatories contend that “Hibbs is a radical Christian nationalist who helped fuel the January 6th insurrection and has a long record of spewing hateful vitriol towards non-Christians, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community.”  (Read More)

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