Kirsters Baish| Regular weekly Bible Study meetings have been taking place at the White House thanks to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and a handful of Cabinet members. According to the left, this is unacceptable. Atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which was founded by David Brock, have made some serious complaints.
Brock is the man behind Media Matters. This guy actually funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to former FBI agent Lisa Bloom in order to “bring forward” women to make allegations of sexual assault against President Donald Trump prior to the election in 2016.
Both of the groups filed FOIA requests in order to figure out of the Bible study group had taken advantage of taxpayer dollars in order to run their group. They also filed requests to find out if anyone was forced to join the group.
Brock worked on behalf of none of that than Hillary Clinton herself. He worked for the woman whose husband used his time in the Oval Office to become sexually involved with an intern. And they’re concerned about how a Bible study group might negatively affect the White House? This is a joke.
Fees for the FOIA requests were charged to the groups. They are now in the process of suing HUD as well as Ben Carson in order to get the money back. They have claimed that why were discriminated against when they asked questions.
The Daily Caller reported:
For every FOIA there is a standard fee if the information requested is not in the public interest or related to the agencies operations. HUD charged FFRF and CREW a fee for the information they requested and the groups sued in return.
Ben Carson explained that there was no wrongdoing to be found in a Facebook post on Wednesday. The post was “liked” by more than 31,000 users. Carson laid into the two groups for their efforts to attack the Bible study. Some of those who regularly attend the Bible study sessions include Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
Here’s a section of Carson’s statement:
They are fearful that a hot beverage or a bagel may be consumed at the expense of taxpayers or that staff may be coerced to participate in religious activities against their will. First of all, taxpayer funds are not used to support the ministry, and secondly, no staff are involved in the Bible study. More importantly, I refuse to be intimidated by anti-religious groups into relinquishing my spirituality or religious beliefs. One of the principles of our nation‘s founding is freedom of religion. I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country, in fact, it is my faith that helps me serve the nation even better. The relentless attacks on the spirituality of our nation must be resisted. We are not like everyone else, which is precisely the reason that we rose so rapidly from obscurity to become the most powerful and free nation in history.
We sometimes smugly say that we won the cold war with the Soviet Union, but it was Joseph Stalin, the Russian tyrant who said the United States could be destroyed from within by eroding three things: our patriotism, our morality, and our spirituality. These things are currently under severe attack. We the people must decide who we are and what we stand for. If we don’t, the ending of the Cold War might change dramatically.
This man knows his stuff. I don’t understand what these groups think is going on in these Bible study meetings. God forbid those attending drink coffee that was paid for by taxpayers.
The goal of the left is to bully anyone with Christian religious beliefs. It’s great to see Carsons standing up for Christianity.