(PatrioticPost.com)- Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) informed Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins that the Biden administration is “anti-God, anti-Christian” regarding State Department subsidies subsidizing the development of atheism abroad.
Grothman remarked that he would say that the Biden administration’s action is not “sort of” anti-God, anti-Christian. Two years ago, most Americans voted for the Democrats instead of the Republicans in House contests.
“I’m not sure whether this is what they expected,” he said.
Late in June, Republican lawmakers wrote to President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asking about State Department grants of up to $500,000 given to organizations committed to the practice and spread of atheism and humanism, namely in South/Central Asia and in the Middle East/North Africa.
Senators stated in the letter that it’s one thing for the Department to be tolerant and respectful of a wide range of belief systems and to encourage governments to protect the religious freedom interests of their citizens. It’s quite another for the US government to empower atheists, humanists, non-practicing and non-affiliated in public decision-making. Any similar scheme for a religiously-identified organization in the US would be unlawful.
The State Department defined atheists as a “unique religious community” and encouraged them to create “networks and advocacy groups.”
This would be akin to the State Department’s support of religious freedom “especially for Christians” in China to build a missionary network. This objective would never pass constitutional scrutiny and would be criticized by extreme leftist officials in your agency as out of limits. So why is this atheist NOFO [Notice of Funding Opportunity] not treated with a similar objection?
Americans see this as part of your administration’s drive to propagate extreme, progressive ideology abroad. Atheism is a core belief of Marxism and communism.
The Biden administration argues the awards support “religious toleration of secularists.” But Republicans fear taxpayer monies may be used “to proselytize for atheism or push foreign governments on atheists’ concerns.”
Grohman said you have to ask: What does God think? What does the American public think? What do the slumbering priests of America think?
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said the State Department’s actions are part of a bigger “pattern.”
“Whether or not this is lawful, it follows a trend with the Biden administration, which has pounced upon every chance to promote abortion and an anti-Christian agenda,” Perkins added.