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The Christian media outlet reports the majority of the cabinet officials attend a regular Bible study class that is the first of its kind in at least 100 years. Capitol Ministries president and founder Ralph Drollinger said, when referring to Trump’s cabinet:
“These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture,”
Drollinger has long maintained that changing the hearts and minds of lawmakers to see a Christian worldview could guide them to making good policies. No doubt such policies would favor the mythology of Christ.
While he doesn’t appear to lobby on behalf of peace, which might be appropriate, and doesn’t appear to advocate policies that would fit a Jesus-like agenda, he has started a Bible study group in 40 state capitols. He teaches weekly Bible study classes for the U.S. House and Senate and now leads a group of the following Trump cabinet officials:
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy Devos, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
The most notable, however, is “beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, long known as an advocate of organized religion and a staunch believer in the mythology.
“He’ll go out the same day I teach him something and I’ll see him do it on camera and I just think, ‘Wow, these guys are faithful, available and teachable and they’re at Bible study every week they’re in town,’”
Drollinger also said the group is the “best” he’s “ever taught” because the officials “are so teachable; they’re so noble; they’re so learned.”
Trump himself is in an entirely different category, as he considers himself the one and only true God. Drollinger won’t say that he’s actually attended, although he does send him a copy of the “teachings” every week.
He also said:
“I don’t think Donald Trump has figured out that he chained himself to the Apostle Paul.”
It isn’t clear who the “Paul” is in this analogy. It’s doubtful Trump would get the reference either given his absolute confusion when it comes to popular Biblical texts.
As to the Vice President, Mike Pence claims he plans on attending in the future and as his schedule permits. He serves as the sponsor of the group.
Pence, according to Drollinger, is like biblical shining stars Joseph, Mordecai and Daniel, all of whom rose to stand beside heads of government in history. While Joseph is known for always doing the moral thing, Mordecai almost pushed his cousin into slavery, and Daniel committed crimes to avoid committing biblical sins, something Pence and the rest of these fanatics may well be inclined to do themselves.
Drollinger explained to CBN:
“Mike Pence has respect for the office. He dresses right – like it says Joseph cleaned himself up before he went to stand before the Pharaoh.Mike Pence has uncompromising biblical tenacity and he has a loving tone about him that’s not just a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And then fourthly, he brings real value to the head of the nation.”
Drollinger sees Trump as the biblical character Samson, who is known for the source of his strength coming from his hair. That may well be fitting as Samson is an immoral person who does little more than slaughter and betray people.
“I just praise God for them, and I praise God for Mike Pence, who I think with Donald Trump chose great people to lead our nation.”
Now if that thought doesn’t terrify you it’s hard to imagine what will. The founding fathers, who republicans are forever fond of quoting, stressed the necessity of separating church and state. Meeting regularly for indoctrination in the Christian way does just the opposite.