Congressman Under Fire After Attacking Christian Woman For Her Faith

Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) is facing harsh criticism on social media after a bizarre response to an inoffensive Christian tweet.

Republican activist Lizzie Marbach professed her Christian faith in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday — writing: “There’s no hope for any of us outside of having faith in Jesus Christ alone.”

Miller — whose X profile proclaims his Judaism, conservatism, and an endorsement from former President Donald Trump — declared Marbach’s tweet to be “bigoted.”

“This is one of the most bigoted tweets I have ever seen. Delete it, Lizzie. Religious freedom in the United States applies to every religion. You have gone too far,” he wrote.

Many commenters were confused by Miller’s response, as they didn’t understand how Marbach’s innocuous tweet could elicit such anger from a fellow conservative — even though the two obviously disagree on their religious beliefs. He received intense backlash from many high-profile conservatives, who called him out for appearing to not understand what “religious freedom” means.

“Do your constituents know that you consider basic Christian teaching to be ‘bigoted’? They do now I guess. Good luck in the next election!” wrote Daily Wire host Matt Walsh.

“Real talk: You are a sitting GOP Congressman yet have zero tweets about Fani Willis and the corrupt prosecution of the GOP frontrunner, but instead decided to take the time today to launch an attack [on] a pro-life staffer for professing her faith. And you wonder why Republicans lose,” wrote Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec.

“What a weird, disturbing thing you’ve tweeted. This is basic Christianity. John 14:6. Anyone who is actually a Christian believes this. Lizzie said nothing about forcing people to believe as she believes,” wrote conservative Christian podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey.

“Religious liberty means you’re free to believe that, and Lizzie is free to believe in her faith, and a sitting congressman like Max has no authority to order either of you to shut up about your beliefs. He seems to fundamentally misunderstand what religious liberty means,” wrote Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

“I expect it from Bernie Sanders but a Republican Congressman from Ohio with thousands of Christian constituents & the son-in-law of the candidate everyone is telling me is the most conservative in the race? Hard to believe,” wrote former Trump cabinet member Russ Vought.

While Miller never explained what got him so fired up, he later apologized for his response to Marbach’s tweet — writing: “I posted something earlier that conveyed a message I did not intend. I will not try to hide my mistake or run from it. I sincerely apologize to Lizzie and to everyone who read my post.”