Sen. Cassidy Reacts to Bible-on-Facebook Controversy [VIDEO]
Sen. Bill Cassidy talks about his reaction to a demand from the Freedom from Religion Foundation that he cease posting Biblical quotations on his official Senate Facebook page.
"People on the left want to cancel anybody they disagree with," Cassidy says, "They don't want freedom of religion, they want freedom from religion for everybody, including those of us who have faith. That is the cancel culture out there right now. There are those who don't have faith themselves and are offended when others do."
The Senator, who regularly post quotes from the Bible on his US Senator Bill Cassidy Facebook page, received a message from the FFRF saying that his actions violated the principle of the separation of church and state.
The message Cassidy received from the Foundation:
“We write to request that you refrain from posting messages that proselytize or endorse religion on your official government social media accounts. When a government official uses his elected office, including governmental platforms such as an official Facebook page, to promote his personal religious beliefs, he violates the spirit of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court has long held that the Establishment Clause ‘mandates government neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion.’ Your office violates this constitutional mandate when it proselytizes the Christian faith..."
Cassidy has continued to post Bible verses on his Senate FB page every Sunday. He originally received the Freedom from Religion Foundation demand in mid-August.