Far-right Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has repeatedly promoted Christian fascist sentiments to his constituents and to the media.
The 26 year old freshman representative has urged Christians to "take our country back" amid what he believes is a "spiritual battle." He's repeatedly referred to the Capitol insurrectionists as "political prisoners." He's foreseen "bloodshed" if elections continue to be "stolen."
And this past week, following the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Center that may result in the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, Cawthorn delivered a House floor speech encapsulating what he sees as the purpose of women and anyone else with a uterus.
A silent genocide has slipped beneath the conscience of America.
Eternal souls, woven into earthen vessels, sanctified by Almighty God, and endowed with the miracle of life are denied their birth by a nation born of freedom. pic.twitter.com/XhVhkFoirX
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) December 1, 2021
In the speech advocating for forced birth imposed by the government, Cawthorn said:
"Madame Speaker, a silent genocide has slipped beneath the conscience of America. Precious works of our creator formed and set apart meet death before they breathe life. Eternal souls, woven into earthen vessels, sanctified by Almighty God, and endowed with the miracle of life are denied their birth by a nation born of freedom. God's breath of life blown away by the breath of man."
Social media users found the diatribe incredibly disturbing.
He’s far from the only Republican to hold sick caveman views like this. He was just the one who said it out loud. https://t.co/sdOrk6TM35
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) December 3, 2021
Brb doing push ups and buying MREs to prepare for the eminent exodus https://t.co/gxsRDzowAg
— Tess Barker (@TesstifyBarker) December 3, 2021
This is evil. There's no other word for it. Denying the humanity of women to sanctify a fetus that his party will abandon after birth and ignore when they die from hails of gunfire in schools. It's evil. https://t.co/yHQozoxvua
— Troy Brownfield (@TroyBrownfield) December 3, 2021
Watch that speech.
And worry about America. https://t.co/sUjKw7FZJn
— Helene von Bismarck (@HeleneBismarck) December 3, 2021
That photo analogy is just… The dearth of critical thinking on the right + their religious extremism will spell the end of us. https://t.co/74JdZzVayJ
— Jenn Taylor-Skinner (@JTaylorSkinner) December 3, 2021
The description of birthing people as "earthen vessels" was especially denounced.
Earthen vessels?? Seriously? When I see these folks called Christofascists, I see what they mean. https://t.co/FiU7pGoby0
— Susan Gillespie (@srgillespie) December 3, 2021
“Earthen vessels” is an outrage against birthing persons everywhere https://t.co/wiT2oJq3Rr
— Lafayette Lee (@Partisan_O) December 3, 2021