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Inside the White House Bible Study group

By BBC News

For the first time in at least 100 years, the US Cabinet has a Bible Study group. What do they learnRead full story

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  • Freedom of religion is one of the core foundations of America. However, as sad as it is I’ve seen people who get involved with these groups to network and climb the ranks of a company. It’s worked since it creates a vulnerable atmosphere with leaders that can connect them to people in the group. This leaves people who don’t attend at a disadvantage. Always great to see people get together to better themselves but with things like this done at work there can be some challenges it brings. I prefer

    Freedom of religion is one of the core foundations of America. However, as sad as it is I’ve seen people who get involved with these groups to network and climb the ranks of a company. It’s worked since it creates a vulnerable atmosphere with leaders that can connect them to people in the group. This leaves people who don’t attend at a disadvantage. Always great to see people get together to better themselves but with things like this done at work there can be some challenges it brings. I prefer to keep my religious development not related to work contacts but that’s just me :)

  • I’m neither a proponent or opponent of religion. I firmly believe that people should be free to worship as they please as long as they’re not hurting anyone. But the idea of an organized ‘cabal’ of sorts - a clique within an clique whose members are all in influential positions - this bothers me on some level.

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    Sara Anderson

    "But there is a prohibition of female leadership in marriage, and female leadership in the church. And those are clear in scripture… it doesn't mean, in an egalitarian sense, that a woman is of lesser importance. It's just that they have different roles.”

    Okay this really annoys me because we pay these Christian leaders to do these meetings with taxpayers dollars. This is certainly the government putting one religion above others. Remember they also do the opening prayer making 2-3 times more than

    "But there is a prohibition of female leadership in marriage, and female leadership in the church. And those are clear in scripture… it doesn't mean, in an egalitarian sense, that a woman is of lesser importance. It's just that they have different roles.”

    Okay this really annoys me because we pay these Christian leaders to do these meetings with taxpayers dollars. This is certainly the government putting one religion above others. Remember they also do the opening prayer making 2-3 times more than the average citizen per year. All this is tax free, it needs to go.

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