San Antonio, TX— In an effort to ignite the political powers of the Christian Right, and maybe even his own campaign into politics, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) spoke earlier this week about the power of God in the [United States] Constitution and the early days of government in America.
The interview was hosted by Matthew Hagee of John Hagee Ministries’ Global Evangelism Television network, but political analysts believe that DeLay truly believes what he said, and would state it on even a “skewed liberal media channel run by” people that are not white, Anglo-Saxon straight Christian men with morals.
“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay stated. “[W]e stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”
DeLay’s idea that the United States Constitution could be based on the Bible could be considered a statement that only someone leaning heavily towards the Christian Right of the political spectrum, but some pundits believe that DeLay may take it a step further and convert to Judaism in order to be in line with biblical influence on the Constitution.
“The Old Testament of the Bible is Judaic, obviously, so for DeLay to fully submerge himself in its practice on a political level, he seems ready to embrace Judaism by converting and giving his support to Israel,” explained political analyst Marcus Blatt. “He may even push for reform on the Bill of Rights to include a ban on pork products and observing the Sabbath. That is, if he ever tries to get back into politics again.”
DeLay’s conversion may well be under-way. In October of 2013, DeLay stated that he had “a conference call with the Lord,” which is considered an updated version of Moses speaking to God in Exodus 3.