Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said recently that she “never lied” during her time in the Trump administration because her belief in God prevented her from doing that. Her lies during her short time in office are well documented, but claims like this help fuel the Republican base into thinking their leaders are infallible.
Faith is not a virtue. Religious belief should never be used to shield someone from questioning, or from being called out for questioning. It should never be used to justify lying to people. One could be arrested for committing perjury in court. It should be against the law for a public official to knowingly lie to the general public.