Apparently, one of the quickest ways to short-circuit liberals is to tweet out Bible verses.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a dedicated man of faith, tweets out a Bible verse just about every day, a practice that is ourtraging the always-offended, always-angry atheists of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The group is demanding that Rubio censor his Twitter account and basically forfeit his right to free speech and the free exercise of religion because doing otherwise … makes them mad.
According to Red State, The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for strict adherence to separation of church and state and has over 1,400 members in Florida, sent the 46-year-old 2016 presidential candidate a demand letter on Tuesday to complain about an increase in Rubio’s Bible-themed tweets since May.
“We understand that you have been tweeting Bible verses from @MarcoRubio to nearly 3 million followers. It appears that you began tweeting the Bible in mid-May and have been doing so regularly ever since. This is not an errant Bible verse or two, but more than 60 Bible verses in three months,” the letter, written by FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel, reads.
“That’s enough verses to tweet the entire book of Jude. Twice. One of the most recent verses, tweeted during the eclipse, appears to suggest that the eclipse is the work of God, quoting Exodus 10:21.1.”
“In this instance, by tying your government title to a social media page, you have intimately entwined your official position with the messages you send on that platform, creating the appearance of official endorsement,” the letter states.
These folks have proven time and again that the sole purpose of their organization is to remove any sort of religious — in particular, Christian — influence from the civic sphere, except their own, of course.
Yes, atheism is a religion. It’s called secular humanism. It’s a complete worldview. Everyone has a worldview that influences how they think, act, and govern. No one can escape that.
What the Freedom From Religion group is really saying is they think our government, our society, should be built on the principles of their worldview — not on that of the Bible. It would be so refreshing if these individuals would just admit that.
The bottom line here is that Sen. Rubio did not suddenly give up his rights as an American when he took the job of senator. His tweets are protected under the First Amendment, and therefore, if he wishes to express his faith, he has every right to.
The concept of freedom of religion handed down by Thomas Jefferson was only mentioned in a letter to the Danbury Baptists and was designed to prevent the federal government from choosing an official Christian denomination for the country, such as the Church of England.
Nowhere in the founding documents does it say that a person’s faith must be kept secret while serving in office, or that policy can’t be influenced by religious beliefs.
In fact, our founders believed quite the opposite, as one can be easily seen by reading their own writings.