Atheist Group Demands Senator To Quit Posting Bible Verses On Social Media

Christian Post.com            By Michael Gryboski           Thurs., Sept. 03, 2020

A Republican senator has rebuffed an atheist organization’s demands that he stop posting Bible verses on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“The First Amendment prohibits government sponsorship of religious messages,” wrote Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor in a letter to Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (pic above) last month.

“Your office violates this constitutional mandate when it proselytizes the Christian faith to all constituents, such as directing them to ‘Trust in the LORD.’”

In a response posted to social media on Tuesday, Cassidy rejected their request, arguing that they were trying to censor his Christian beliefs.

“The Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded that I stop sharing Bible verses with you. The left won’t bully me into canceling Christianity. Their request is denied,” he tweeted.

For her part, Gaylor responded to Cassidy’s rejection in a statement released Wednesday, arguing that the senator was “willfully misunderstanding the issue.”

As someone serving the Constitution, he can’t impose his religion on his constituents using official channels,” stated Gaylor.

This is not the first time that the FFRF, reportedly the largest atheist organization in the United States, has demanded that a senator quit posting Bible verses on social media.

In August 2017, FFRF demanded that Sen. Marco Rubio, (pic below)R-Fla., end his practice of posting verses to his official Twitter account, which he began doing that May.“Partly because of the power and influence of [social media] accounts, the private social media accounts of people who assume government office can become accounts that speak for the government, unless these officers carefully distinguish their public and private roles,” wrote FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel.

“The @MarcoRubio account has not been scrupulous or thorough in this regard. It regularly, indeed mostly, transmits official statements and would be considered government speech.”

In October 2017, Rubio responded to the FFRF letter, telling CBN at the time that he will continue to tweet Bible verses despite it offending some Twitter followers.

“I’ll continue to do it … if they don’t like it they don’t have to follow me,” said Rubio. “Faith is the single biggest influence on my life, and it’s a positive influence.”

Source: https://www.christianpost.com/news/senator-rejects-atheist-groups-demands-stop-posting-bible-verses-social-media.html

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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