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Fact Check: Did Nadler Say ‘God’s Will Is No Concern of This Congress’? Yes, He Did and There’s More

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Last week, just after the House passed the highly controversial Equality Act which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, Nadler indignantly told a fellow congressman that “God’s will is of no concern to this Congress.”

Those are the actual words that Nadler said — that God’s will was of no concern to the House of Representatives, where the words “In God We Trust” sit above the Speaker’s rostrum as a reminder of the deity by whom our founders affirmed we are given the natural rights Nadler is sworn to defend.

Now, social media posts conveying his comments through a misquote are being subject to the legacy media spin known in today’s vernacular as a “fact-check” that only serve to underscore how outrageous the secular congressman’s comments really were in full.

The unsuspecting victim of a USA Today fact-check was literally just some random Missouri pastor, who posted a graphic misquoting Nadler as saying that “God has no authority in the House of Representatives.” (No offense to the pastor, who is likely a lovely man and would agree with me was hardly attempting to deceive millions of people with deliberately manipulated facts. Is he the first person to share a misquote on a social media graphic? Hardly.)

Nadler’s original comments came during an exchange with Republican Florida Rep. Greg Steube, who quoted the Bible and elaborated on its moral messaging during the floor debate for the Equality Act last week.

“A woman must not wear men’s clothing nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this,” Steube said from the House floor, according to USA Today. “It’s not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one’s appearance to act out or take on a sexual identity different from the one biologically assigned by God at birth.”

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