Tennessee’s Senator, Marsha Blackburn, has been bragging lately about receiving an “award” for her work on behalf of international religious liberty. The oddly named 21Wilberforce, a self-described "Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people" publishes a congressional scorecard and based Blackburn’s voting record 21Wilbeforce calls her a "Notable Leader."
Blackburn Tweeted the “honor”:
"Thank you @21Wilberforce for recognizing me with this award. It is extremely important to keep fighting for religious liberty around the globe."
This is the very same Marsha Blackburn who has a history of repeatedly stoking Islamophobia and has pushed to discriminate against Muslim people in the United States.
After Thing 45 barred refugees from several mostly-Muslim countries in January 2017, Blackburn not only backed his "most responsible approach," but ran ads attacking her 2018 Democratic opponent for his opposition to the "immigration ban." She was listed as a speaker for a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-Muslim extremist group and told a right-wing voter guide that "Islamic law" poses a threat to the nation and the U.S. Constitution. She also opposes teaching seventh graders about "the world of Islam" in Tennessee's public schools, calling it "indoctrination."
This is what passes for religious liberty in the GOP … I mean as long as you’re white and Christian.