Vermont’s state motto is “Freedom and Unity.” But if Green Mountain State residents want to live up to that, they might want to take a harder look at one of their current gubernatorial candidates.
Christine Hallquist, a Democrat and the country’s first major party transgender nominee, once tweeted an insinuation that “radicalized Christians” are a problem that Americans currently “tolerate,” as The Daily Caller reported.
Hallquist won Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the Vermont governor’s race.
She’s now set to challenge incumbent GOP Gov. Phil Scott in November.
“And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted last summer, with a link to an article from “LGBTQ Nation” about a girl who was disqualified from a soccer team because she looked like a boy.
“Radicalized Christians are a part of the American landscape, and we tolerate it.”
There are other tweets that show Hallquist’s disdain for Christians. In January of this year she tweeted, “Some of these Christian evangelist’s [sic] are just downright crazy!” (Note that punctuation error, too.) She was referring to Christian satire site Babylon Bee’s joking about Christian evangelist Jim Bakker.
Some of these Christian evangelist’s are just downright crazy https://t.co/hCqYdvEpZY
— Christine Hallquist (@Christinehinvt) January 21, 2018
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Several other tweets seemed to show a decided antipathy toward people of faith, including an assertion that people who allow children to be harassed for being gay probably “call themselves Christians.”
That’s an inflammatory statement that paints a whole swath of Americans with a very ugly brush.
And we worry about sharia law!! Radicalized Christians are a part of the American landscape, and we tolerate it. https://t.co/Q4UmEKAYLi
— Christine Hallquist (@Christinehinvt) June 6, 2017
With a reported 33.7 percent of Vermonters’ having some religious affiliation, Hallquist’s words are not just ignorant — they’re hardly politically savvy, either.
Watch Hallquist in the video below.