A copy of Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s schedule shows that the former Texas governor attended a bible study for members of the Trump Cabinet, an event held weekly. While it’s unclear who all attends this session, Pastor Ralph Drollinger has said he is the one running these sessions. What makes this interesting is that Drollinger’s former church disavowed the pastor for being too extreme.
As Fusion reports:
Drollinger has variously proclaimed that Catholicism is “the world’s largest false religion,” that female legislators who continue working after having children are sinners, and that homosexuality is an “abomination.” He has also written that social welfare programs are un-Christian. “It is safe to say that God is a Capitalist,” Drollinger once wrote, “not a Communist.”
In a January radio interview, Drollinger praised then-senator Jeff Sessions, who “hungers and thirsts for the Scripture,” for his performance during his confirmation hearing, when he provided a Biblical justification for his draconian views on immigration. “I’ve had the distinct honor of teaching him on this subject, and many others,” Drollinger said. “There’s nothing more exciting, when you’re a Bible teacher, to see one of the guys you’re working with—to see him or her articulate something you’ve taught them when they’re under the gun.”
The report says that the has three weekly Bible studies, one for members of the House, the Senate, and the Trump Cabinet.
Drollinger’s organization, Capitol Ministries, has ties to other members of the Cabinet beyond Perry and Sessions. “Capitol Ministries groups have been sponsored by now-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Rep. Mike Conaway,” according to Raw Story.
Capitol Ministries has a clear goal: to take over the government of the United States by filling them with “disciples of Christ.” Their “strategy” web page uses a baseball metaphor to explain their goals. They want to take over local governments and school boards, state governments, the judiciary, and the Executive and Legislative branches. But the “Home Run” is extending their influence outside of the U.S. to ” create a Spirit-led movement for Christ amongst the political leaders of the world.”
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This post was updated to correct a misspelling of Ralph Drollinger’s name.