Some years ago, I attended a press conference held by notorious anti-abortion zealot Randall Terry. There weren't many people at the event, and afterward Terry asked me where I was from.
When I told him I worked at Americans United, he replied, "You and Barry Lynn had better watch it – you're going to hell!"
I rolled my eyes and shrugged it off. I expect that sort of thing from a guy like Terry, so it was no big deal. In his view, pretty much everyone is going to hell.
But I wouldn't expect such a comment – and I wouldn't tolerate it – from a government official.