Atheist Group Targets Ben Carson over 'Secretive' White House Cabinet Bible Study

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(Worthy News) - The weekly Bible study attended by members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet is once again under attack, this time from an atheist group.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is suing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), led by Secretary Ben Carson.

The group has issued Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to agencies led by Cabinet secretaries who attend the Bible study to see if government resources are being used or if agency staffers feel "coerced into organizing or even participating in the religious event," according to a press release. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “Atheist Group Targets Ben Carson over 'Secretive' White House Cabinet Bible Study

  1. Actually, this is no small thing.

    In 1993, and for some time before that, it was illegal, by zoning law,
    for anyone to hold church services in their homes, inside of the City of Lewiston, Idaho, USA. It also included political meetings and other types too.

    What it boiled down to was you could not even legally hold the old fashioned Avon or Amway house party inside city limits there, anymore. Of course, people just ignored the stupidity of outlawing Tupperware home parties there but it set up grounds for home invasions which had already begun because the FBI, CASA, and a few other more secretive government groups had already set up Offices in that town. For what reason, I've no idea except that Lewiston used to be Idaho's capital city and sits at crossroads both literally and rivers transporting, confluence.

    Since the only biblical type of meeting for Christan/Messianic worship/fellowship is not even named a "church" it managed to have outlawed real Christ following no matter what one calls the Savior, the Messiah of all Israel (and the world).

    To disobey meant grounds for the group and it's beliefs to be investigated much as this "Bible Study" is now subject to.

    There is, however, much legal precedence for Bible Study in this fashion, providing no (government) assets are being used illegally.

    Have a look at the way, and legal protections, well established, for AA Groups, all down through the years, in the USA. That should fix it. What Cabinet members do on their own time is their own business. These same groups would defend the right of Satanists to meet on their lunch hour, providing no government assets are used illegally, but not Christian's?

    Also, it's time more groups began to use the Anonymous (AA's) model for their Christians and/or Messianic meetings, period. As US Citizens, and Legal Residents/Visitors, we have the right to operate/meet as anonymously as AA does. The average US Pastor blabs his/her attendees names and info to the government all the time. It's just that most Americans are so ignorant of how our enemy works here, and follow leaders who (by and largely) have never so much as even been arrested for their faith in Jesus Christ, it's hard to explain how they should protect themselves and their groups.
    Albert Dager, with Media Spotlight and , did a book long ago on home/house fellowships. It's still good advice. However, most Christians get snookered into letting a "church" be "over" them. Alpha works as home meets on the very biblical ground basis, Christian to Christian but subtly channels all who come or return to Christ them back into very bad churches. Cut the Church out and it's not bad at all because at it's root, inviting people over for a Bible Study is how real Evangelism grows new Christians and/or Messianics.

    Facts are, in NY's court system, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is now openly classified/adjudicated as a "Religion" because that's how it behaves and qualifies. It just happens to be one our government even mandates some people to attend! It may not operate like the average church but then "church" is a long ago Catholic made-up term to separate Jew from Gentile (pagan) accepting Messiah/Christ Jesus. Do not assume Pagan means poor or dirty slobs. Most of the greatest "civilizations" of this world, down throughout history, were as Pagan as it gets. Think Aztec, or Ming Dynasty, Ninivah, Egypt of OT.

    The Amish use a system that is biblical for their worship meetings. Check it out, they too have established a long history in the USA of peacefully meeting outside of "church" buildings and moving their meets from place to place every time they meet. Yet no one even pretends to suspect them of Subversion because they've already proven it's not necessarily part and parcel of religions.
    We can all gain from already well established rights to gather in Christ's Name, as long as we use those patterns set in presedence already, as long as they be biblical. this time. The IRS Non-Profit Corporation 501(c)3 model isn't a body of Christ. A body (group of believers) might exist within one, but it's not them. they can meet elsewhere and remain who and what they are. Pride needs a Church!

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are being paranoid. They know it. They are afraid. lt's understandable. Think how Evangelicals felt about Obama each time he made what Evangelicals felt was a stupid or dangerous move and you can see what they are worried about. All of that means Christians at the Cabinet level as well as grassroots need to be upstanding and not use government property illegally, etc. else it is Christ's Name that gets sullied, most of all.

    In other words, let us all be people of integrity, not coercion, so that Jesus' Name not be profaned!

  2. Hopefully the Bible Study is not corrupted by Seventh Day Adventist beliefs.
    Carson has stated he does not believe in hell as understood by some Christians: "You know, I see God as a very loving individual. And why would he torment somebody forever who only had a life of 60 or 70 or 80 years? Even if they were evil. Even if they were only evil for 80 years?". This is fully in line with Adventist teaching, which promotes annihilationism.

    Footnote: Krauss, Lawrence. "Ben Carson's Scientific Ignorance". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 3, 2015.

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