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In One Quote – Democrat Cory Booker Shames Every Single Religious Extremist & Bigoted Lawmaker

In One Quote – Democrat Cory Booker Shames Every Single Religious Extremist & Bigoted Lawmaker

Every day we see and hear lawmakers and people of ‘faith’ using the word of God to hurt others. These hypocrites spew hatred and pass laws against women, blacks, Muslims, LGBT, Hispanics, the mentally ill, the disadvantaged, and the homeless. Yet, if we look at religions, we find most originate in love. Over time, the positive messages of those religions have been twisted and interpreted to fit the selfish and extremists agendas of those who use religion to hate, bully, abuse, and kill others. In his quote, self-proclaimed Christian and Democrat Cory Booker sums up religious hypocrisy in a way that’s hard for anyone to deny:

Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.
Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children.
Don’t preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.
In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.

Cory Anthony Booker is a U.S. Junior Senator from New Jersey. He attended Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and a Master of Arts Degree in sociology. Later Booker earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Upon returning home, he received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

The Senator from New Jersey is pro-choice and pro-LGBT rights. He advocates for education, saving the environment, voting rights, and helping the disadvantaged. Now a vegan, Booker is also an animal rights supporter. You can follow Booker via Cory Booker on Facebook and @Cory Booker on Twitter.

Special thanks to Pro-Choice Liberals for the sharable meme.

I saw Senator Booker speak in 2012 at a Planned Parenthood Rally. Much like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Booker works for the people and is not afraid to speak his mind. It’s not only his words – it’s his actions that are leading him into national prominence, and many see him running for POTUS one day. As a Christian Liberal, I am grateful to men and women like Cory Booker, Benedictine Nun Joan Chittister, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter… who condemn religious hypocrisy.

Thank you, Senator Cory Booker, for having the courage to challenge church dogma and propaganda. We need more like you.

(Story cross-posted in Daily Kos and Liberals Unite)

Colin Taylor
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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