Marco Rubio, a Florida senator who stopped holding town halls because people are "rude and stupid
," has a penchant for waking up early and firing off a daily Bible verse to his 3 million-plus Twitter
While they typically don't make any sense and pretty much only pass as theological vague-booking, he could very well be breaking the law.
Citing a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s travel ban by claiming his tweets are official statements, a group is now demanding Marco Rubio stop tweeting his beloved Bible verses.
Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based organization devoted to the separation of church and state, sent a letter
to Rubio's D.C. office asking that the Florida senator cease his Bible tweeting immediately and either delete his old Bible tweets, or remove any mention that he's a U.S. Senator from his Twitter bio.
"We have no issue with people reading and discussing the Bible. The road to atheism is littered with Bibles that have been read cover to cover,” said Andrew L. Seidel, the Freedom From Religion foundation’s director of Strategic Response. "But it is not for the government in our secular republic to promote one religious book over others or to promote religion over nonreligion. Doing so violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution."
Seidel continued: "By tying your government title to a social media page, you have intimately entwined your official position with the messages you send on that platform, creating the appearance of official endorsement."
So far, this has not stopped Rubio from hitting the send button. Just this morning, he fired off this Old Testament gem...
reported back in July, Rubio seems to favor Proverbs, which is pretty much the most Republican part of the Bible. In Proverbs, the wicked are punished, the successful and healthy are righteous, bad and poor people get what they deserve, and so on.
If Rubio fails to comply, the group says they will pursue legal action.