A political appointee, during his confirmation hearings, affirmed his support of something–gay marriage, reproductive freedom, some hot-button issue–and one of the legislators said it sounded like something Jesus wouldn’t approve of. The appointee replied “Sir, I swore an oath on the Bible to preserve the Constitution, not the other way around.” Great quote, but damned if I can remember who said it. Does this ring any bells for anybody?
Snopes says Jamie Raskin, a professor of law at American University, used a slightly different quote in 2006 when testifying on gay marriage before the Senate, but that Jesse Jackson Jr. said the exact quote back in 1997 against a House resolution which supported a judge who displayed the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
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