This is a serious violation of separation of church and state.
Just when you thought Donald Trump’s administration couldn’t get any creepier or more unconstitutional, it turns out that a right-wing pastor has been giving Trump and his Cabinet members Bible lessons to brainwash them into doing more to advance the conservative “Christian” agenda.
And those lessons are even taught to House and Senate Republicans.
Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries personally sends the Bible lessons to Trump and delivers lessons to many Cabinet members who actually attend his Bible study meetings.
Of course, the Bible studies don’t focus a whole lot on the teachings of Jesus, which conservative “Christians” have largely renounced over the years.
But the fact that a right-wing pastor has this kind of influence over government officials is absolutely terrifying. And he bragged about it during an interview with CBN.
“These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture,” Drollinger claimed, apparently ignoring that Trump lost the popular vote and colluded with Russia to win the presidency. It should also be pointed out that Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression helped them keep control of Congress. So, in reality, God did nothing. Russia and dirty tricks did.
CBN reports that Cabinet members who attend the classes include “Health Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.”
All are getting indoctrinated on a regular basis, which means every decision they make is being influenced by a right-wing pastor who the American people don’t know about.
“It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life,” Drollinger gushed. “They are so teachable; they’re so noble; they’re so learned.”
He even bragged about Attorney General Jeff Sessions putting the lessons to use in public.
He’ll go out the same day I teach him something and I’ll see him do it on camera and I just think, ‘Wow, these guys are faithful, available and teachable and they’re at Bible study every week they’re in town.’”
This is Christian Sharia law at work. It has literally taken over our government and is influencing the way government officials make decisions even though they are supposed to answer to the American people, not God or some random right-wing pastor.
Basically, conservative “Christians” have formed a religious cult at the highest levels of our government. Drollinger’s cult has even gained a foothold in 40 states, where his Bible lessons are taught to lawmakers in a clear effort to turn America into a theocracy.
This is a clear violation of the Constitution. Religion should not have this kind of power. Conservative “Christians” are trying to turn America into their own version of Iran. This country is not a theocracy. It’s a republic where laws are not made based on religious belief and the Bible. Laws and policies are based on reason and science.
“Churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1814.
It’s time to recognize that this dangerous scenario is exactly what is happening inside our government, and if we fail to do something to stop it, we will wake up one day and discover that our government has become nothing more than a religious tyranny.
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