The god problem in Pennsylvania politics

From Daily Kos Elections, we get a friendly and fairly amusing reminder to vote — after doing a bit of research on the candidates:

PA-Gov: What terrible timing: Just as he’s launching his first TV ads of the general election, Republican Scott Wagner is busy trying to disavow a local cult leader who gave the invocation at a campaign event over the weekend. But Wagner’s efforts to squirm away from Hyung Jin Moon, whom the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has described as “the ‘second king’ of an assault rifle-wielding Christian sect headquartered in Eastern Pennsylvania,” are gonna require some extra Vaseline: The dedicated trackers at American Bridge captured audio of Wagner at the gathering telling a Moon acolyte (who made his affiliation crystal clear), “Ninety-eight percent of what you believe in, I believe in.”

And what does Moon’s cult believe in? We actually know because, amazingly enough, this isn’t the first time Moon has come up during this race. Back in January, Wagner’s GOP primary opponent, Paul Mango, appeared on Moon’s radio show and received intense criticism for doing so. During that interview, Mango nodded along as Moon declared that public school students are “getting indoctrinated into the homosexual political agenda—they’re getting indoctrinated in the transgender agenda.” Among those who slammed Mango at the time? Scott Wagner.

Wagner’s campaign claims that it had no idea Moon would be attending the meet-and-greet, but the event took place at a gun shop owned by none other than Moon’s brother. And we know Moon loooves guns: In video of Mango’s interview with Moon, a heavy-duty AR-15 sat propped in front of the host, who also wore a crown that appeared to be made out of bullets. (Not kidding.) It shouldn’t be that hard to not associate with gun-worshipping anti-gay cults or tell them you agree with what they say, but apparently, for Pennsylvania Republicans, it is.

Oh, did you guess that was my bolding? You did? OK, you win a prize. How about a crown made out of bullets?


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