Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and now the cabinet Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, has yet again gone public with his religious standing.
Carson indicated that, though he wouldn’t have anticipated his current position, he sees why God placed him where he is. Speaking on a CBN News interview, Carson referred to Proverbs 29:18 which says, ‘without a vision people perish,’ on which he expounds and says he sees a lot of people that are not thriving and he perceives this as his God-given chance to change the situation.
Ben is unafraid of his religious stance, as recently he defiantly affirmed his commitment to his beliefs that have constantly been under attack. Through a Facebook post, he said, “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country, in fact, it is my faith that helps me serve the nation even better.” This was in response to a lawsuit filed against him by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, for his inability to separate the public office from personal religion.
Carson is one of the participants in the White House’s weekly Bible study, which is also attended by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The meetings are led by Ralph Drollinger, who is the founder of the Capitol Ministries. Carson has repeatedly had to defend his participation in such meetings.
“The relentless attacks on the spirituality of our nation must be resisted,” he said.
Carson sees America’s recognition of the power of God as the reason it became one of the most superior nations. He claims that this provides a foundation on who the people of America are, and says that since the nation has freedom of religion, they are free to talk about it anywhere, ‘because sitting in the pews of a church and keeping things contained there is not going to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, or take care of the imprisoned.’
Taxpayer’s funds are in no way used to support the Bible study and nor are any staff involved, as Carson went on to explain.
Carson pointed out the fact that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sought to destroy the U.S. from within through eroding morality, patriotism, and spirituality. These principles have “currently been under severe attack” as Carson went on to say in his Facebook post.
The HUD Secretary’s sentiments were supported by most of his followers with some claiming they were atheists, but fully support his stance on religious freedom. He has continuously put across his religious thoughts at a time where this continues to be a touchy subject, with many political figures steering clear of religious subjects and are afraid to air their opinions on the same.
In his days as a neurosurgeon, Carson said that his faith is what guided him to perform the most successful operations in his time. He said he would ask God to be the surgeon while he would be the hands. His spirituality was also a major feature on his campaign trail, where he said he was open to other faiths that worshipped God, claiming that it is the relationship with God that matters. He continues to urge people to resist people imposing political correctness agendas through the erosion of Christianity and religion.
Carson’s campaign was characterized by his blatant admission of God and how He has helped him in various instances. He has repeatedly acknowledged God’s power to transform, as he was delivered of anger issues.
In as much as most presidents declare some affiliation to God in some capacity, it is rare to come across a politician that smugly wears his religiosity as Ben Carson does.