The Freedom From Religion Foundation is so upset that Senator Marco Rubio has been tweeting quotations from the Bible, they wrote him a hot letter about it.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools and say Senators quoting the Bible is a “constitutional violation”.
We understand that you have been tweeting bible verses from @MarcoRubio to nearly three 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. That’s enough verses to tweet the entire Book of Jude. Twice.
That’s a lot of tweets!
The comic image of a group of spotty, oh-so-rational, atheists tallying Rubio’s tweets with word counts of Biblical books is something we can all appreciate.
Jude comes in at a mere 460 or so words, depending on the translation. Anybody can tweet that much. If Rubio wants to match Jeremiah, which runs around 33,000 words, he’s got his work cut out for him. It’d take over two thousand tweets!
Why do the Freedom From folks say quoting the Bible is a “constitutional violation”? Because Rubio has “intimately entwined” his Senatorial position with Twitter, “creating the appearance of official endorsement” of Christianity.
This is bad because, they say, the bitter clingers out there “cannot be expected to discern the difference between an official government statement and a private statement when the source of those statements has not itself bothered to make the distinction clear.”
I know what you’re thinking, but there is no point in dismissing these idiocies because they are absurd. They are absurd, but absurdity is no longer a bar to government action.
Just think: we have a Supreme (note the adjective) Court that says two men can claim to be married to each other and that you too must agree with that claim. That’s absurd. We have virtue-signalling pencil-necks like NBA commissioner Adam Silver threatening to withdraw his little orange balls unless the cities in which his teams play agree to allow grown men to use the girl’s showers. That’s absurd.
And, in truth, everywhere we see “conservatives” retreating from Christianity, or from traditional Christian positions. Just do a search for “The conservative case for”, and up will pop arguments for “conservatives” to embrace whatever is the latest anti-Christian novelty. The “conservative” National Review is a good place to look.
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