Texas GOP State Rep: If Aliens Exist, They Need Jesus

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist:

Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, who said last year that vaccines were “sorcery,” said on Twitter this morning that aliens would only find salvation through Jesus.

If aliens are real, you would think there are bigger issues to deal with than their salvation.

(If nothing else, the existence of aliens would suggest humans are not, in fact, special — take that, Bible! — and that God has a secret family we didn’t even know about.)

From Strictland’s last appearance on JMG:

A Republican state legislator from Texas went on an extended Twitter rant on Tuesday, dismissing concerns over an ongoing measles outbreak in his state and calling vaccines “sorcery,” “dangerous,” and “self-enriching ‘science.’”

Rep. Jonathan Stickland, who represents a state legislative district near Fort Worth, initiated his outburst on Twitter after a Houston-based pediatrician and vaccine scientist, Dr. Peter Hotez, decried the rising number of vaccine exemptions being granted in the state.