Newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson makes “no apologies” for the Christian faith that he says colors his entire “worldview.”
The Louisiana Republican, who was elected after the House of Representatives remained without a speaker for three weeks, spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity about his views, being asked directly about his past remarks about homosexuality.
“You once worked for the Alliance Defense Fund – a Christian advocacy group,” Hannity said in the interview at the Capitol. “And comments you made both in writing and advocacy for this group about homosexuality, calling it sinful destructive and not supporting gay marriage, quote, ‘no clear right to sodomy in the Constitution.’ You have been getting hammered on this. And I wanna ask you about it. I wanna know exactly, you know, where you stand. Some of these comments were 15 years ago.”
Mike Johnson: Someone asked me today in the media, they said, “It’s curious, people are curious. ‘What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’” I said, “Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it – that’s my worldview. pic.twitter.com/ktwW8QolDZ
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“I don’t even remember some of them,” Johnson admitted.
“I was a litigator that was called upon to defend the state marriage amendments. If you remember back in the early 2000s, I think there [were] over 35 states, somewhere in that number, that the people went to the ballot in their respective states and they amended their state constitutions to say marriage is one man and one woman. Well, I was a religious liberty defense and was called to defend those cases in the courts,” he explained.
“But I also genuinely love all people regardless of their lifestyle choices. This is not about the people themselves,” he continued.
“I am a Bible-believing Christian,” he added. “Someone asked me today in the media, they said, “It’s curious, people are curious. ‘What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’” I said, “Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it – that’s my worldview. That’s what I believe and so I make no apologies for it.”
“That’s your personal worldview,” Hannity clarified.
“That’s my personal worldview,” the speaker confirmed.
New Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, brought his Bible to the House floor yesterday, read Scripture, and then prayed with other Congressional leaders.
A light in a dark place.
May God use this man to make a difference in such perilous times. pic.twitter.com/k7V9IW2K43
— Stephen Cox (@StephenCox_SC) October 26, 2023
“I don’t believe there are any coincidences in a matter like this,” Johnson told Congress after being elected. “I believe that Scripture and the Bible is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority. He raised up each of you, all of us. And I believe God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here for this specific moment and this time. This is my belief.”
“I believe that each one of us has a huge responsibility today to use the gifts that God has given us to serve the extraordinary people of this great country and they deserve it,” he added.
It’s exciting to hear the new Speaker of the House discuss his faith openly. https://t.co/TuCnDLotZ6
— Bob Vander Plaats (@bobvanderplaats) October 26, 2023