PA Rep. Rick Saccone Plans To Run For Senate Because “God Wants Christians To Use Fear To Control US”

During a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone revealed that he will be running for the U.S. Senate next year against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr.. Religious Right activist David Barton and Sam Rohrer from the American Pastors Network attended the rally to support Saccone then joined Rohrer on his radio show “Stand the Gap” Thursday and discussed why God wants Christians in charge “who will rule with the fear of God in them to rule over us.”

Saccone insisted that if Christians “don’t get involved in government, the government will get involved in you, and you won’t like the results. The government will run over you and you won’t have any say it. So Christians have to stand up and make sure that they have a say in their government and that they’re protecting their rights and our religious liberties which are being trampled on every day across this nation. If we don’t speak out, those liberties will be taken away. You can see it day after day, case after case.”

“God has set out a plan for us,” he continued. “He wants godly men and women in all aspects of life. He wants people who will rule with the fear of God in them to rule over us. And if they don’t, then the evil side will take over and the government will control and run over the good people and so they have to stand up, that’s just part of it. If you don’t have good people in government, then you’ll have bad people in government—and when bad people are reigning over us, the people will not be happy.”