When a person embarks on a career in politics, as a sworn-in representative of the people, he or she is bound to uphold and protect the best interests of those they now represent. That includes members of every faith—minority and majority.
Once expelled from the Church of Scientology, Shelton began billing himself a former Church executive and spewing lies about the religion which, he has said, made him “a better person” and from which he received “a lot of help through the years.”
There is a curious malady that afflicts a small minority of people: a hatred of those who help. Possibly you’ve had the occasional odd conversation wherein you find yourself arguing in favor of some charitable action or selfless deed that the other person for some reason raves is reprehensible.