Anti-Christian Activists Claim Marco Rubio’s Tweets are “Constitutional Violation”

Written by William M. Briggs

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is so upset that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been tweeting quotations from the Bible, they wrote him a hot letter about it.

Professing themselves to be wise, the group 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.”

That’s Absurd!

I know what you’re thinking. But there is no point in dismissing these idiocies because they’re absurd. They areabsurd, 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.

We have lawmakers in Governor Moonbeam’s land of fruits and nuts threatening to pass a law that would makes it illegal for citizens to speak the truth. That’s absurd. We have masked zealots running around bashing people on the head while screeching “No hate!”, and saying we’ll be free when there is no free speech. That’s absurd.

Clearly, absurdity no longer counts as a counter argument. We have to find another path.

That’s Religious!

Rubio’s obsessed tweet counters are part of a definite trend of Enlightened people who say political figures should not let their religion influence their public actions.

That plea is also absurd. If a man takes his religious beliefs seriously, then he has no choice but to let those beliefs influence all his actions, public and private. It’s impossible for the truly religious man to excise those parts of him that are not religious, and let only those show in public, because the whole of him is religious. Whoever is in Christ is a new creation.

Saying that a politician should not let Christianity affect his votes is thus saying there should be no Christian politicians. That, of course, is the true goal of  the Freedom from Religion people, and of many others.

Take Esquire, the magazine of celebrity tittle-tattle and sock-color matching. Its writer Charles P. Pierce found Rubio’s tweets “oddly terrifying.” Worse was the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, who said that Rubio must have been hacked or that he “totally lost it.”

Later, Rubin painted Rubio’s actions as immature and naive. “Totally tone deaf. Like the high school prom king got swapped with the real senator from an important state.”

This is worse because Rubin labels herself the “conservative blogger” at Jeff Bezos’s printed plaything.

That’s No Conservative!

When “conservatives” are shocked or dismayed at hearing “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” something has gone very wrong.

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.

It’s unlikely the Supreme Court will claim that Senators quoting the Bible equates to official government endorsement of Christianity. But the absurd is becoming the norm, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that government employment may someday soon be denied to those who quote Jesus, who said, “Whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”


This article was originally posted at the Stream.org.

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