Tea Party Republican Congressman Steve King doesn't care what the Pope says, he's certain that homosexuality is a sin and no gay person has made it to heaven in 2000 years.
Rep. Steve King is a devout Roman Catholic, but he really doesn't care what the Pope has to say about gay people, because he answers to a higher authority - his re-election campaign.
The Iowa Congressman has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2003, and knows a thing or two about getting re-elected: attack the gays - something he's been doing his entire congressional career, along with immigrants, women, abortion, stem cells, Hurricane Sandy victims,
King's never met a minority he liked, but bankers, well, that's different.
This week, King gave an interview to a local Iowa paper, The Jefferson Herald.
After discussing the Vatican's initial document that called for a more "welcoming" approach to gay people, King, the paper reports, suggested "gays won't make it to heaven."
"I would say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and we need to stick to that principle," King said. "I'll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don't expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let's stick with that principle."
But on matters such as co-habitation and divorce, which the Vatican also discussed at the Synod, King was far more tolerant.
King "declined to say whether he thought divorce or cohabitation are sins," the Herald notes. "I think that I'll not comment on that part," King told them.
Let's of course remember that the is the Steve King who just a few years ago declared same sex marriage to be a part of the socialist agenda to undermine "the foundations of individual rights and liberties."
"Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis," King said.
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