Atheist group calls Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker ‘theocratic dictator’ for posting Bible citation

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin is refusing the demands of an atheist activist organization to remove a Scripture citation from his Twitter and Facebook pages.

The Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Walker this past week after becoming aware that he had simply posted “Philippians 4:13″ as his status on his social media accounts last Sunday.

Just a note of clarification here, only the words “Philippians 4:13” was posted, NOT the actual words of scripture.

“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” FFRF wrote in the 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.”

“On behalf of our membership, we ask you to immediately delete this religious message from your official gubernatorial Facebook and Twitter,” the letter stated. “May we hear from you at your earliest convenience?”

The offending Tweet:

Philippians 4:13
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 16, 2014