An X post by a former Ohio Republican congresswoman was called “bigoted” by a sitting Ohio Republican representative.
“There’s no hope for any of us outside of having faith in Jesus Christ alone,” Ohio Right to Life’s Communication Director Lizzie Marbach tweeted Tuesday. Her post has been viewed more than 1.3 million times by Wednesday.
Max Miller, a Jewish congressman from Ohio’s 7th district who was appointed to the Trump administration’s Holocaust Memorial council responded with a sarcastic rejoinder.
“God says that Jewish people are the chosen ones, but yet you say we have no hope,” Miller replied.
Marbach was unrepentant in the face of the congressman’s criticism.
“Sorry, Congressman, but these are the words of Jesus himself,” Marbach responded.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,’” she continued.
“No one has hope outside of Jesus Christ and every knee will bow one day declaring that Jesus Chris is Lord.”
Miller, apparently tired of the debate with Marbach, told her in no uncertain terms to delete her original post.
“This is one of the most bigoted tweets I have ever seen,” he exclaimed in a retweet of Marbach’s original post. “Delete it, Lizzie. Religious freedom in the United States applies to every religion.”
“You have gone too far,” he concluded the viral tweet viewed 6.5 million times by Wednesday morning.
Miller’s demand to delete the Marbach post was joined by Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-OH), according to a report from The Jewish Chronicle.
“We may be on opposite sides of the aisle, but I stand with Max on this,” said Rep. Weinstein, in a since-deleted tweet. “Delete it, Lizzie.”
Later Tuesday evening, Miller apologized for his earlier tweet calling Marbach’s tweet bigoted.
“I posted something earlier that conveyed a message I did not intend,” he said. “I will not try to hide my mistake or run from it. I sincerely apologize to Lizzie and to everyone who read my post.”
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