Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Tweets Bible Verse, Stirs Controversy

| by Michael Allen

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently posted a Bible verse on his Facebook and Twitter pages.

The verse was Philippians 4:13, which reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” reports the New York Daily News.

Gov. Walker, who opposes health care and workers' rights, refuses to take the verse down.

“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Baker recently wrote in a letter to Gov. Walker, noted

“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 a duly elected civil servant,” added Baker and Gaylor.

“It is improper for a state employee, much less for the chief executive officer of the state, to use the machinery of the State of Wisconsin to promote personal religious views,” stated the FFRF letter.

Gov. Walker's press secretary Laurel Patrick told, “Governor Walker will not remove the post on his social media. The verse was part of a devotional he read that morning, which inspired him, and he chose to share it.”

“While he frequently uses his social media to engage with Wisconsinites on matters of public policy, he also uses it to give them a sense of who he is,” added Patrick. “This does just that. It was a reflection of his thoughts for the day.”

Sources: Twitter, New York Daily News,