House Speaker Election Continues America’s Slide Into Theocracy

Mike Johnson encapsulates the Christian bigotry of today’s Republican Party

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
3 min readOct 27, 2023

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Mike Johnson smiles slightly while looking into the camera. He is standing in front of an American flag and wearing a dark gray jacket, red tie, and glasses. Superimposed behind him is a photo of a Bible in dark brown with gold trim, and the words “Holy Bible — Red-Letter Text Edition”.
Official government portrait of Mike Johnson superimposed over a photo of a Bible. Johnson photo, public domain; Bible photo, CC BY-SA 4.0, by Xrayguy1969.

As my regular readers know, I am an independent voter and no fan of the Democratic Party. But I’m putting this one squarely on the Republicans.

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