Not every person believes in Jesus Christ and that is their choice. Ironically, atheists don’t feel the same way. Groups like Freedom from Religion Foundation try to impose their non-belief on Christians almost daily. This time they’re attacking Ben Carson and his response set the internet on fire.
Last year, we published a story on the White House Bible study. Several members of Trump’s cabinet, including Carson, attend the weekly meeting. Recently FFRF and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington got wind of the study and filed an FOIA request to learn more.
Per the request, both groups wanted to know if participation is mandatory and if taxpayers are funding the meeting. But, the FOIA was a smoke-screen. What they really want is to shut down the Bible study.
David Brock, founder of CREW and Media Matters, is a Hillary Clinton flunky. He is well-known for attacking President Trump, Christians, and conservatives in general. So, his interest in the Bible study is not borne from genuine concern about taxpayers.
Nevertheless, Carson complied with groups FOIA request and they were charged the customary fee for the documents. Now, the groups are suing Housing and Urban Development and Carson to get their money back.
Carson Takes a Stand
The frivolous lawsuit alleges that HUD charged them because the “documents are likely to cast the agency or HUD Secretary Ben Carson in a negative light.” On Facebook, Secretary Carson denied the accusations.
Although as you might suspect, being a man of faith and principles. he didn’t stop with the denial. After confirming that HUD staff do not attend the White House Bible study and taxpayers don’t fund it, Carson took a stand for freedom and faith.
His statement read in part:
“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.”
And that’s, as they say, “the ballgame.”