Huffington Post reached out to several Christian leaders — excepting Evangelical leaders whose faith, like Higgins’, is tailored for convenience, profit and political expedience — and none had kind words for the Louisiana congressman who makes frequent reference to his Christian faith.
“It would be hard to find a statement more antithetical to Christianity, or more lacking in the most elementary understanding of Jesus,” James Martin, a Jesuit priest, told the website.
“No one who calls himself a Christian can utter the words that Rep. Clay Higgins wrote about Muslims,” added Rev. Dr. Katherine R. Henderson, president of Auburn Seminary. “As a Christian minister, I denounce his words in the strongest terms. Jesus, Himself, would never have condoned such a statement.”
For more on the reaction to Higgins’ post, check out this opinion piece from nola.com. Of particular note is a screen capture of a back and forth between Higgins and a constituent in which Higgins challenges the man to what we can only assume is fisticuffs (as opposed to an old-fashioned duel). And don't miss the comment section attached to the story.