Atheist Group Demands Republican Senator Marco Rubio Stop Tweeting Bible Verses

What do much of the media, atheists, and alt-left activists have in common? They are all going completely ballistic over Senator Marco Rubio’s tweets that happen to be verses from the Bible. None of them seem to be able to handle the fact that the Republican Senator from Florida chooses to flood his Twitter feed with thought-provoking messages taken directly from the Scriptures. Just take a look at some of the responses he has gotten:

“Either he was hacked or he’s totally lost it.” Jennifer Rubin from the Washington Post

“GOP Senator Marco Rubio is tweeting out Bible verses this morning, and it’s…unsettling.” Leah McElrath, Social Media Editor for Shareblue

“Marco Rubio is tweeting out Bible verses this morning. This is oddly terrifying.” Charles P. Pierce, liberal blogger at Esquire

Other people on Twitter had negative reactions as well such as:

“Eek! Can someone do a welfare check on Marco? I’m…concerned.”

“It’s like he’s doing an exorcism.”

Besides just criticism, however, Senator Rubio has been demanded by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) to stop tweeting Bible verses because it’s unconstitutional for him to be doing so. The Wisconsin-based group embraces atheists, agnostics, and skeptics whom they refer to as freethinkers – ones that are free from religion.

Popularly known for defending the constitutional separation between church and state, the FFRF has 29,000 members and has been successful in helping to shut down a popular Bible club for first and second graders at Altruria Elementary in Bartlett, Tennessee and for forcing the city of Wadena, Minnesota to remove its Nativity Scene from a city park.

In Florida, the FFRF has 1,400 members. Andrew Seidel, the FFRF’s director of Strategic Response said that he was contacted by many “concerned citizens, including Floridians” about the Senator’s tweets.

In response to the Marco Rubio tweets, Seidel penned these words in an open letter to the Senator, “We have no issue with people reading and discussing the bible. The road to atheism is littered with Bibles that have been read cover to cover. But it is not for the government in our secular republic to promote one religious book over others or to promote religion over nonreligion. Doing so violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.”

He went on to write, “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.”

Seidel says that the Senator should, “stop tweeting Bible verses or any other religious endorsements and delete those previously tweeted.”

The criticism, negative comments, and even the threats and demands of the FFRF have not deterred the Senator from continuing to tweet Bible verses. In fact, from the looks of his Twitter feed, he posts at least one scripture a day. Since September rolled around his tweets have included the following verses from the book of Proverbs:

With all vigilance guard your heart, for in it are the sources of life. (Proverbs 3:29)

Do not plot evil against your neighbors, when they live at peace with you. (Proverbs 3:29)

For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)

That people may know wisdom and discipline, may understand intelligent sayings. (Proverbs 1:2)

Some critics have said that Rubio is tweeting “the most Republican parts of the Bible.”

Joel Baden, a professor at the Yale Divinity School, says, “Proverbs is notable in that is presents a fairly consistent view of the world: The righteous are rewarded, and the wicked are punished. In the understanding of Proverbs, everyone gets what is coming to them; behavior is directly linked to reward or punishment.”

Rubio responded saying, “Proverbs is the Republican part of the bible? I don’t think Solomon had yet joined the GOP when he wrote the first 29 chapters of Proverbs.”

Rubio is Catholic and has over 3 million followers on Twitter. He has been posting Bible verses on twitter since the middle of May and it appears there is just no stopping him. While most of his tweets have primarily come from Proverbs, maybe his next tweet should include this scripture from the Psalms: I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:8)

~ Christian Patriot Daily


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