The Freedom from Religion Foundation is calling on Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to delete a Sunday-afternoon tweet of a Bible verse, calling it an improper promotion of religion by a government official.
Walker tweeted the following verse over the weekend, the text of which reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 16, 2014
“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” the Wisconsin-based national organization wrote in a letter. “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,’ seems more like a threat, or the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than of a duly elected civil servant.”
The FRFF goes on to say Walker “misused [his] secular authority and podium” and has made “many Wisconsin citizens uncomfortable.”