(OPPOSINGVIEWS) — Texas State Senator Dan Patrick (R) recently compared himself to Jesus Christ who scolded the Pharisees for placing too much emphasis on “laws and rules.”

While Jesus was speaking of religious legalism and personal hypocrisy, Patrick was talking about violating the rules that govern the Texas State legislature in order to pass SB 5, a bill that would not allow abortion after 20 weeks, even in the cases of rape and incest (audio below).

Appearing on Mike Huckabee’s radio show, Patrick recalled telling his fellow Republicans to ignore the law and stop State Rep. Wendy Davis’ filibuster, notes RightWingWatch.org.


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