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Texas GOP Lawmaker Roasted For Saying Aliens Will Need To Find 'Salvation Through Jesus'

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A Texas state lawmaker has been mercilessly roasted to a smoking crisp for a comment he made last week about aliens.

Texas State Representative Jonathan Strickland, a self-described "Christian Conservative Liberty-Loving Republican," publicly stated last Friday--earnestly and without irony--that aliens will need to become Christians if they want to avoid hell.

No, this is not a joke. Strickland apparently believes this so fervently, he hasn't even taken down the tweet in which he said it, despite the roasting he received in its wake.

Well.

His perspective certainly is... unique, isn't it? Glad to know that Texas has a diverse range of opinions in its legislature, or whatever.

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Strickland's comments were presumably made in response to a bombshell New York Times story last week that reported the U.S. government is in possession of evidence that all but confirms the existence of aliens, such as things that sound an awful lot like alien spaceships.

As the article states:

"[A] consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007... said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from 'off-world vehicles not made on this earth.'"

Understandably, the article "broke the internet," as the saying goes.

But if any of the occupants of those "off-world vehicles not made on this earth" are reading this, be put on notice—you're gonna have to get to heaven the same way as the rest of us, as far as Texas Republican Jonathan Strickland is concerned.

Naturally, Twitter lost its collective mind over this bizarre declaration of Strickland's.











This whole "aliens need Jesus!" thing isn't the first time Strickland has caused controversy.

Last year, he drew wide condemnation when he called vaccines "sorcery."

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It seems Texas legislator is trying to give Florida Man a run for his money.