Christian Lawmaker Makes Video While Driving (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Republican Sen. Jason Rapert of Arkansas recently made a video (below) while driving. Rupert, who sponsored a law to criminalize drowsy driving in April 2013, is seen looking off the road several times in the video.

YouTube user Cannikin, who re-posted the video on his/her channel, wrote: "He looks at the camera 254 times in 18 minutes. That averages out to him having his eyes off the road every 4.354 seconds."

According to the Arkansas Times, Rapert was criticized for using his phone while driving to record his video, which he removed and subsequently re-posted.

The Christian lawmaker later tweeted to the newspaper: "@ArkansasBlog for 6 solid years you have whined & slandered me for just being alive. I don't care what you think about anything. #GetALife."

Rapert, who made the video while driving home from Illinois, where he preached at a church, said: "[T]here's just a few places in this nation that are the real problem. You've got these population centers that have become this liberal hotbed where most of all the problems that we see emanate from."

Rapert goes on to list the "problems" as being gay marriage, transgender rights, and legal abortion.

He went on to say how there are people who support the separation of church and state that want to silence Christians.

Rapert complained about how Republicans are winning the counties and states, but that liberal Democrats in a few populated areas re-elected President Obama, which overwhelmed the majority of the country.

Obama won the majority vote in 2008 and 2012.

Rapert also said that Obama and Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont want to take everything away from people who work and give it to people who do not work.

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post about his fatigued driving law, Rapert said: "I found that research shows that a drowsy driver is often even more dangerous than an intoxicated driver, because the drowsy driver doesn’t typically slow down during an accident, whereas an impaired driver under the influence will often slow down. It is fascinating research and very compelling."

Rapert was asked how the drowsy driving law is enforced, and he said that's left up to prosecutors.

Sources: Cannikin/YouTube,  Arkansas Times, Huffington Post / Photo credit: Jason Rapert via YouTube

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