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Wow. Trump’s White House is already an absolute shower of shit at the moment. Everything is going off all over the shop. I can’t keep up. This one caught my eye, though. The Independent states:

According to Christian Broadcasting Network, once a week around a dozen members of the inner Trump circle gather to look at scripture.

Regular attendees include Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Vice President Pence, who is a sponsor of the faith sessions, is said to join in with the group sessions when his timetable permits him to do so.

Ralph Drollinger, the founder of Capitol Ministries who leads the weekly Bible study, told CBN: “It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life. They are so teachable. They’re so noble. They’re so learned”.

Mr Drollinger heaped praise on Vice President Mike Pence who is known for his profoundly conservative views on marriage equality and LGBT rights and record of supporting the widely discredited practice of gay conversion therapy.

“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,” he said.

“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.” …

“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 said of the Attorney General.

As well as Pence, sponsors include Ben Carson and Scott Pruitt.

Christian Broadcasting News adds:

They’ve been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don’t mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible….

“I don’t think Donald Trump has figured out that he chained himself to the Apostle Paul,” Drollinger laughed….

Like others, Drollinger often compares President Trump to biblical strongman Samson.

“I just praise God for them,” he said. “And I praise God for Mike Pence, who I think with Donald Trump chose great people to lead our nation.”

This wouldn’t happen in the UK, thankfully.

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