For seven hours Wednesday, the remains of the Rev. Billy Graham lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Hundreds of people streamed past his coffin, many with tales of how the iconic pastor brought them closer to Jesus Christ.
The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. That illegal move opens the door for a Satanist, Muslim, Scientologist or any other hallucinating genius to lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
The most remarkable thing about Graham, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was not his cutting-edge, multimedia ministry or his counsel to presidents, it was the fact that Graham knew God. The time has come to ask delusional senators to present proofs, evidence they have that Graham knew God.
Faith, in the privacy of your own mind, is one thing; to freely express your nonsense in a public forum invites criticism, even if that criticism exposes you as a delusional lunatic.