Christianity under attack

One doesn’t have to follow the daily news for long to realize that Christianity in America is coming under attack like never before. While Islam and other religions get a free pass, it’s open season on the Judeo-Christian faith.

So relentless is the assault against traditional Christian values that even a 7-foot memorial cross erected in 1934 by WW I veterans in a remote region of California’s Mohave Desert was not safe. Shortly after California’s district court denied an ACLU petition to remove the cross, thieves dismantled the cross and made off with it. Apparently nothing is sacred to those who rage against God.

Christian symbols such as crosses, nativity scenes and displays of the Ten Commandments have long been sources of attack. School prayer at graduation, praying at school sporting events, and the very season of Christmas itself, have also been prime targets.

Anti-Christianity firepower, however, has intensified. Removing any reference to God in textbooks and historical sites is an ongoing endeavor. Atheist Michael Newdow, in his relentless pursuit of a Godless America, continues to seek court approval to remove all vestiges of Christianity from the public square. His latest petitions sought to have “under God” removed from our Pledge of Allegiance, our national motto, “In God We Trust” removed from our currency, and the words, “…so help me God,” removed from our presidential oath. Fortunately, the courts denied the petitions.

This spring, several controversies over our May 6 National Day of Prayer drew widespread attention. The news media gave extensive coverage to outspoken anti-religion activists who persuaded the military to cancel Evangelist Franklin Graham’s personal participation in a Pentagon prayer event on grounds that it might offend Muslims. An Islamic advocacy group in Washington then tried to keep Graham from participating in a prayer event on Capitol Hill with members of the House of Representatives. About this same time, Wisconsin Federal Judge Barbara Crabb, declared the National Day of Prayer to be unconstitutional. Franklin Graham found the entire proceedings deeply troubling. “It is shocking to experience, in our own country, such open opposition to Christian prayer for the nation,” said Graham. Columnist and actor Chuck Norris, writing for Townhall Magazine expressed similar sentiments. In a 6/08/10 article titled: America; Graduating from God, Norris penned the following: “Is it just me or do others not see the major movement to whitewash God from our culture? Do our governing officials really think eliminating the Almighty is any answer to our problems? Don’t they see omissions of God are also avoidances of the very Being who can help us out of, or through, our troubles?” (Source: Wisconsin Christian News)

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And people wonder why this great nation is heading in the direction it is.  It’s inexcusable that Christians get treated the way they do for practicing their faith publicly.

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The Tea Party movement is about love

Tea Party Express at the Minnesota capitol
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Great piece in the Washington Times Communities regarding the Tea Party movement.

In the years to come, as President Ronald Reagan was known as “The Great Communicator,” will Barack Obama become known as “The Great Divider?” It is a crucial question for Barack Obama and his place in history. However, there is another related question – a question that is perhaps even more important and fundamental that Americans are now asking themselves. Does the U.S. Constitution still mean anything? In the wake of the passage of Obama’s healthcare reform – a bill so unpopular that Congress had to resort to a budgetary ruse called “reconciliation” to bypass normal Constitutional requirements – it is a natural concern.

To answer that question, there is no need to ask the pundits, the poll takers, the Ivy League scholars or elite New York sophisticates. Stay still for a moment and listen. Open your eyes and watch. See and hear what is taking place around you: everyday Americans standing up to a government that is attempting to dismantle the very ideals and governing principles put in place by our Founding Fathers. Ideals immortalized in the U.S. Constitution. A Pledge of Allegiance said by school children at the start of each day. Dreams reflected in patriotic songs and heart-warmed tributes to the things we hold most dear.

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