Published Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 | 4:09 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 | 4:12 p.m.
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle today refuted that she told a Christian news broadcast in April that the country’s expanding entitlement programs violate the First Commandment.
Asked by ABC News at an event in Minden to explain those comments, Angle responded: “That’s not what I said.”
She went on to explain that she was speaking to a Christian audience.
“You speak in the language of the folks that you’re communicating with and I was speaking in their language,” she said.
Angle continued: “And the language that I used is that our country, we have become a country that has put our faith, not in 'God we trust', which is on our money, but in government we trust and that is what I was referring to. We have allowed government to take the place of God.”
In April, Angle said the country has become entrenched in an idolatry of government.
"And these programs that you mentioned, that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward, are all entitlement programs built to make government our God,” she told the TruNews Christian Radio. “And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment.”