Wisconsin Governor Refuses Atheist Demands to Remove Scripture from Social Media Pages

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Wisconsin Governor Refuses Atheist Demands to Remove Scripture from Social Media Pages

By Heather Clark | Christiannews.net

Walker-Credit-Gage-Skidmore-300x234MADISON, Wisc. – The governor of Wisconsin is refusing the demands of a prominent atheist activist organization to remove a Scripture citation from his Twitter and Facebook pages.

As previously reported, the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Walker this past week after becoming aware that he had simply posted “Philippians 4:13″ as his status on his social media accounts last Sunday. The Scripture reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” FFRF wrote in the letter. “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.”

It demanded that the governor delete the post, contending that it is unlawful for Walker to endorse religion on his official social media pages.

“On behalf of our membership, we ask you to immediately delete this religious message from your official gubernatorial Facebook and Twitter,” the letter stated. “May we hear from you at your earliest convenience?”

However, Laurel Patrick, the press secretary for Walker, told reporters this week that the governor will not bow to atheist demands.

“Governor Walker will not remove the post on his social media,” she wrote in an emailed statement. “The verse was part of a devotional he read that morning, which inspired him, and he chose to share it.”Walker-F-300x107

Patrick said that the Scripture was “a reflection of his thoughts for the day,” and that he often uses social media “to engage with Wisconsinites on matters of public policy,” as well as to provide his constituents with a more personable “sense of who he is.”

FFRF’s Dan Barker told The Blaze on Friday that he still finds the Scripture citation to be “rude” and arrogant,” but explained that unless Walker posts Biblical references on a regular basis, the organization is unlikely to sue.

“We’re not going to take any legal action on one abuse,” Barker said. “And it is an abuse—and he should know it’s one.”

“We’re still complaining about it, but we can’t do anything more than complain,” he stated. “We think it’s inappropriate for him to use his official page to promote his view.”

Walker, the son of a former Baptist minister, identifies as an evangelical Christian. He attends Meadowbrook Church, a non-denominational assembly in Wauwatosa, with his wife Tonette and two sons.

11 Comments on “Wisconsin Governor Refuses Atheist Demands to Remove Scripture from Social Media Pages”

  1. rebecca

    “We think it’s inappropriate for him to use his official page to promote his view.” ???? Hahahahaha what nonsense is this? Its through such cases that one really sees the power that the Gospel has over the enemy! Its got him in such a panic that people are going crazy, doing just about anything to try and destroy its existence.

  2. walk23

    The subjects of anti Christ spirit are demanding that the Word of God be silenced. How insightful for this spirit to make it known that faith in Christ scares it. The aetheist have come up with all kind of right sounding organizations to try and silence THE GOOD NEWS. Freedom from religion foundation is synomous with removing the belief of the Believer. Satan is showing his true colors of how thoroughly Jesus stripped him of any role in the Believer’s life and crafty he is by trying to silence the faith. We as Believer’s should really grasp how powerful we are in Christ and be more cognizant of the subleties of the defrocked one. Satan is on his last leg and he knows it. Jesus has given us authority over all the power of the enemy and this aetheist Dan Barker must know it. Our God has given us victory in all things and causes us triumph in Christ. Praise God. They couldn’t silence Daniel in his day and we have so much more and the authority to take the land. I love it when God shows how thorough we are blessed and how weak the enemy is. Icommend this politician for standing on the word.

  3. Lynn

    It’s doubtful that Scott Walker believes in anything except his own hidden agenda. It’s just a political ploy to make himself self righteous- preacher son or not.

  4. yoshida

    Thank you for taking a stand!! Im offended at the request for removal. If you don’t like it, simply don’t visit thr page. #standforchrist or fallforanything!!

  5. Jennifer

    Yes! Stand up for your Christian rights. It’s so sad that in this day and age that atheists are trying to shut our belief up. We have to walk around in this world seeing and hearing so many things that DO NOT line up with what we believe which is in the Father, Jehovah, God, Alpha Omega, The beginning and end… We believe in the word! If you can brag about your “beliefs” we have the right to broadcast our Love for Jesus Christ!!!!

  6. Sylvie

    This really saddens me. But in the same te, this shows the signs of ending times. Those atheists talk about abuse? But I think they are the ones who are bullying Christians and religion freedom! Same as these LGBT people! They are not fair, and have double standard. But this should not surprise us, they are accomplishing their master’s will: ( the Devil)

  7. Lucas

    If these so called atheists believe this man of God has posted a threat, then for what is he threatening them of? Because they don’t believe in God this should be meaningless to them. Besides, Facebook / twitter account is your personal app, then you post whatever you please. Atheists are the ones posing threats here, not only to the governor but all of us.

  8. Tee Woods

    I thought atheist dont believe in God, so why do worry about things like this if God does not exist according to them. They seem mighty concerned why is that, im saying if my God is not real why do you folks protest so hard against God. We are under attack

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