Roskam Continues Attack on Casten for Attacking Religion

A press lease from Congressman Peter Roskam:

Casten says ‘Shut up,’ he didn’t ask about your God

WHEATON, IL — Sean Casten has made his opinion of people of faith resoundingly clear, and in a recent podcast threw gasoline on the flames, calling religion an excuse to not talk about ethics and says people should just “shut up” about religion.


Sean Casten

“Religion is what politicians talk about when they don’t want to talk about ethics.

“So, every time a politician talks about their religion, in my dream, people like you say, ‘Shut up. I didn’t ask you about which God you believed in. I asked you about your ethics,’” said Sean Casten.


This was no one-off attack—Casten has been heard on three other occasions touting the same anti-religious commentary in front of Sixth District voters.

When it comes to silencing discussion of people’s beliefs, Casten and his family put their money where their mouth is.

His family’s foundation has given over $150,000 to the Center for Inquiry, whose stated mission is to “keep religion from infecting public policy,” marginalize all faiths and even normalize suicide.

“Telling people to ‘shut up’ about their beliefs is unforgivable,” said Roskam for Congress Spokesman Veronica Vera.

“In a time when groups are being violently targeted for their religious beliefs, and there is so much troubling hate, we do not need representatives in office who spread this type of hate speech.

“Voters do not expect or ask Casten to be religious, but they do expect he show respect and sensitivity for their beliefs. He needs to apologize and stop attacking people of faith immediately.”


Roskam Continues Attack on Casten for Attacking Religion — 8 Comments

  1. Christians used to stoically face being fed to lions.

    Now they can’t take the slightest criticism.

  2. Sunshine blogger, the mission is almost complete; suggesting Casten is a sexual pervert, and now an atheist. Now we need to get into “he-has-never-held-a-real-job-in-his-entire-life” part of the sunshine smear campaign. This will be difficult, but never impossible. Keep up the good work, 5 days to go…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeooooooooowwwwwwwwww…

  3. It is not uncommon for liberals, leftists and a number of Democrats to attack religion. When he was running for president back in 2008, the worst ever president of the U.S., Barack Obama, said about working class Americans many of which lost their jobs:

    “”They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    Not surprising that the guy running against Roskam would bring up religion as a campaign issue.

  4. “Hey, you can’t respond to this because we used to feed people like you to lions.”

  5. The snowflakes who can’t stop attacking the Muslim faith, now crying about a made up attack on Christianity. Here in this sunshine blog the entertainment never ends. Stay tuned…tic, tock, vote, vote, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  6. Click on the Casten interview link and go to a bit past 28:00 minutes in.

  7. Casten’s podcast interview.

    At 40:00 in “There’s Nazi’s in the White House.”

    They drop the “f” bomb a lot.

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