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Twitter Jitters: Ill. Congressman’s Bible Tweets Raise Church-State Worries

If I lived in southern Illinois and wanted a lesson in Christianity, like most people, I’d consult a Christian pastor, priest or theologian.

I definitely wouldn’t think to consult U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) or any other politician for that matter. Yet Shimkus seems to think he can be a one-stop shop – serving as not just a political representative but also a religious leader.

Why else would he bother to tweet  Bible verses daily on his official Twitter page and quote Scripture passages on his official Facebook account? Read more