Friday, March 21, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Ignores Atheists' Demands re: Bible

Gov. Scott Walker tweeted "Philippians 4:13," nothing more, then the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) went ballistic, calling on the Wisconsin governor to follow his "oath of office to uphold the entirely godless and secular United States Constitution."

For background, read University of Wisconsin Bans Bibles per Atheists' Demands but when a Wisconsin School Banned Christmas Music, the Citizens Revolted

Also read 2014: 'Year of the Bible,' Declares Texas Mayor

-- From "Freedom From Religion Foundation asks Scott Walker to remove Bible verse tweet" by Jessica Vanegeren, The Capital Times (Madison, WI) 3/18/14

On Tuesday, the Madison-based organization [FFRF], with 20,000 members nationwide including 1,300 in Wisconsin, emailed Walker alleging he, or someone in a position of authority to post, had misused the governor’s official Twitter account to promote religion.

“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” read the letter from FFRF. “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,’ seems more like a threat, or the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than of a duly elected civil servant.”

As of Tuesday afternoon [and now Friday], the tweet had not been removed.

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From "Atheist Group Demands That Gov. Scott Walker Delete Religious Tweet" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 3/19/14

Signed by FFRF co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, the letter expressed "dismay" over the tweet, which was also posted on Facebook.

Gaylor and Barker called on Walker "to immediately delete this religious message from your official gubernatorial Facebook and Twitter."

On Sunday, Walker tweeted "Phillipians 4:13" on the @GovWalker twitter handle. This is noted as being the "Official Twitter Account of the 45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin, Scott Walker." Walker has another twitter handle, @ScottWalker.

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