Ban Truth – Reap Tyranny
by Berit Kjos
Revised December 1, 2004
Note: Many of the links below are now obsolete.
“It is a sad day in our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.”1 Alabama’s former Chief Justice Roy Moore
“Whereas… both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God… I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be….”2 George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789
“If we will not be governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants.” William Penn, January 3, 1701
“My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:12-13
Once again history repeats itself. Like ancient Israel, America has gradually been turning its back to God. While Christians from coast to coast were awakened by Judge Roy Moore’s call for a return to religious freedom and Constitutional integrity, their minority response will hardly untangle the roots of anti-Christian socialism now imbedded in our government and civil society.
Do you wonder why US leaders would ban God’s universal guidelines for law and order, then choose social philosophies that turn our God-given personal “rights” into the impersonal “rights” of the “greater whole”? Why would they trade our heritage of freedom for oppressive restrictions and unconstitutional limitations on free speech? And why would a federal judge in Alabama ban a stone replica of the Ten Commandments but permit the purchase (using federal funds) of a pagan statue honoring Themis, the Greek goddess of law?
Actually, in light of history, these paradoxes make some sense. As our nation bans truth and forgets God’s Word, it weakens both discernment and resistance to the flood of spiritual and social alternatives. Craving thrills more than truth, the majority will barely notice the change. That’s one reason why the National Park service dared to name some of the Grand Canyon’s majestic formations after Hindu gods, then ban the small Scripture plaques that praised God for the beauty of His creation.3
Do you doubt this is happening? Then take a look at the following trends and events. They point to a sobering reality which America, like ancient Israel, prefers to ignore.
1. Basing legal opinions on UN and European models. Dissatisfied with American law and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently announced that “The Supreme Court is looking beyond America’s borders for guidance in handling cases on issues like the death penalty and gay rights.”4
Justice Breyer went a step further. “The world is growing together through commerce, through globalization, through the spread of democratic institutions, through immigration to America. It is becoming more and more one world of many different kinds of people … And whether our constitution fits into the governing documents of other nations, I think, will be a challenge for the next generation.”5
Nothing will undermine American values, freedom and sovereignty faster than reframing our Constitution by the dimming light of European values and global ideology. The following headlines — from 2001 through August, 2003 — give a short glimpse of the natural course America has chosen to follow:
France Passes Controversial Anti-Cult Law: “Courts can dissolve religious groups and impose heavy fines…. ‘[I]f we want to have children’s church, Sunday school, that can be seen as influencing minors. If we do work for old people, it’s preying on the vulnerable.”
Sweden Moves to Criminalize Opposition to Homosexuality: “That means people coming from (the homosexual) lobby group could sit in our churches having on the tape recorder and listen to somebody and say, ‘What you’re saying now is against our constitution.’ … the real intent is to criminalize Christianity.”
Free speech falls prey to ‘human rights’: “…there was Toronto printer Scott Brockie, hauled before our version of the Inquisition — a human rights tribunal — and fined for turning down printing business from homosexual activists. And the case of the Christian couple in Prince Edward Island who shut down their bed and breakfast rather than be forced to condone homosexual acts under their own roof.”
The Bible as ‘hate literature’? “A prison sentence for quoting the Bible in Canada? Holy Scriptures treated as ‘hate literature’?”
Advocating for religious freedom: “The government of Belarus is presently considering introducing a highly restrictive religion law that would drive Belarus back into Soviet era oppression, crippling the numerous small Protestant evangelical and non-traditional groups.”
Will the Bible be banned in America? “An extremely disturbing precedent has been set in Canada that homosexual activists in the U.S. are trying to duplicate. According to a December 2001 decision by a Saskatchewan court of appeals, the Bible is hate literature if it is quoted verbatim and in context when it is used to condemn homosexuality as sin…”
U.N. group in ‘showdown with religion’: “At a forum Monday, attended briefly by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, panel members singled out Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants as opponents…. Princeton University professor Anthony Appiah, wondered whether or not religion should be limited, as it poses a ‘challenge’ to the homosexual agenda….”
California’s Omnibus Hate Crimes Act of 2004: “It is clear that this bill [signed into law September 22, 2004] is intended to punish those who speak out in defense of the pre-born as well as restrict the rights of persons to speak out against homosexuality…. Why are crimes against certain people or classes of people more deserving of stronger punishment than the same crimes committed against persons or classes of persons that do not fit into the designated ‘hate-victim’ list [which lists “anti-reproductive rights crimes, gender-bias crimes, anti-immigrant crimes, anti-Arab and anti-Islamic crimes and…actual or perceived homelessness”]? Are their lives of less importance? Isn’t this tantamount to legal discrimination?
Did you notice the “new” views of right or wrong? Our world can’t tolerate the old Biblical laws that identify certain behaviors as sin and certain beliefs as incompatible with Christian faith. Offended by the truth, it bans the convictions that once gave rise to social order and prosperity. Its new systems leave no room for an uncompromising moral standard which can’t be conformed to man’s shortsighted vision of the 21st century community. [Isaiah 5:20]
2. Thrashing the Ten Commandments. Thank God for Judge Moore who dared to stand against the corrupt establishment. “The people of this state elected me,” he said, “to uphold our constitution, which establishes our justice system, evoking the ‘favor and guidance’ of Almighty God. To do my duty, I must acknowledge God.'”6
Later, in his Wall Street Journal article, “In God I Trust,” Judge Moore clarified his position:
“We must acknowledge God in the public sector because the state constitution explicitly requires us to do so. The Alabama Constitution specifically invokes ‘the favor and guidance of Almighty God’ as the basis for our laws and justice system. As the chief justice of the state’s supreme court I am entrusted with the sacred duty to uphold the state’s constitution.'”7
Our founding fathers — Deists and Unitarians as well as Christians — never intended to ban the Ten Commandments from public places. They viewed this “Decalogue” as universal law, essential to peace and order in the new Constitutional Republic. Constitutional lawyer John Eidsmoe explained it well. In “The Decalogue: Cornerstone of Jurisprudence,” he writes:
“The basic values of almost every legal system in the world are summarized in the Ten Commandments. Among these is respect for life, expressed in the Commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ and reflected in the homicide laws of every legal system…. Another basic value is respect for property expressed in the Commandment ‘Thou shalt not steal’ and reflected in the property laws and larceny laws of most civilizations…. Respect for truth is further expressed in the Commandment ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ A society that has no respect for truth cannot function….
“Judge Thompson holds court in the Federal Courthouse, a few blocks away from the Alabama State Judicial Building. In front of the Federal Courthouse, standing by itself, is a sculpture of Themis, the Greek goddess of law and justice…. Judge Thompson utterly ignored this fact in his ruling. These two monuments — The Ten Commandments in the Alabama State Judicial Building, and the image of Themis in front of the Federal Courthouse — capsulize the real controversy in this case. Will we be governed by the values of the Ten Commandments as represented by Chief Justice Moore’s monument, or by the values of paganism and statism as symbolized by Themis at the Federal Courthouse?”8
I hope you and I will choose God’s law. After all, He enables us to fulfill it. But contrary forces are driving our nation toward less merciful lawgivers. And a new generation has learned to see both our Constitution and His Word as malleable documents easily adapted to fit our changing times.
3. Re-learning in government schools. Alabama’s judicial building is not the only public property in the state to be purged of God’s laws. Schools faced the same fate. Across the country, they are shutting their doors to all signs of Christianity. Consider these examples:
School rejected girl’s religious valentines: “A school that allowed students to exchange valentines featuring Britney Spears and boy band ‘N Sync violated a second-grader’s constitutional rights by rejecting her homemade cards celebrating Jesus.”
Poster With Picture of Jesus Lands Kindergartner in Court: “A kindergartener ‘was assigned to draw a poster relating to his class’ study of environmental issues. He drew people picking up litter, children holding hands around the globe and a picture of a white-robed man kneeling in one corner.’ The teacher censored it.”
Christmas book banned from class: “The second graders were told to bring a book to class that represented their Christmas traditions…. Laura was the only student to bring in a religious-based book and was told she could not share her book with the class.”
Anti-discrimination policy threatens 1st Amendment: “Rutgers banned a Christian group from using campus facilities and stripped the group of university funding because it selects leaders on the basis of religious belief…. ‘The real intention is to break or banish religious groups with biblically based opposition to homosexuality.'”
The campus crusade against Christ (revisited): “Young Life was told to change their constitution to refer to its membership as a ‘community supporting Christianity’ instead of ‘a community of adult Christians.'”
These orders to hide God’s truth and ignore His values fit into a tragic timeline summarized in our Chronology of Education. But behind the education establishment stands a vast network that joins the media, civil society, socialist organizations and rich foundations together in a common crusade: to transform everything we have treasured about America.
4. Betraying our nation and deceiving the people. In the frontlines of this battle stands the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). From the beginning it has supported any group or activity that would help undermine Christian values. Controversial issues such as pornography, homosexuality, pedophilia and abortion for minors fit right into its agenda.
Small wonder! Its founder, Roger Baldwin, was a committed Communist. He followed the revolutionary blueprint written by Antonio Gramsci. This influential Communist leader warned his comrades that to win America, they must eradicate Biblical values as a social force. Their Marxist goals would be met, not by violent revolution, but by infiltration into all the main social institutions: the media, schools, government, churches and civil society. All must be enticed into the dialectic process, learn to think collectively and set aside obstacles such as absolute truth. [See Brainwashing in America]
“The transformational Marxists,” writes Detective Phillip Worts,” advocated a ‘slow march through the institutions,’ as famous Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci would say…. The Gramsci Strategy is the ‘War of Position’, (i.e. the battle ground is for the mind and culture) vs. the “War of Maneuver”, (i.e. traditional battlefield warfare with guns and bombs).”9
It matches the ACLU strategy: Gradualism. Point by point as in a chess game, you weaken, then block the opposition forces. Today, as the majority of Americans have yielded either to political correctness or to blinding trivia, that destination comes closer and closer. “The Betrayal at the Top: The Record of the American Civil Liberties Union,” summarizes both the heart and the goal of the ACLU:
“…strange conclusions result from the group’s tendency to view the concept of rights as pertaining not to all individuals and what they have the right to do, but rather to groups who use government to take away from others the things they think they deserve. Unlike the authors of the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU views our rights as demanding the fruits of another’s labor rather than the opportunity to earn them ourselves….
“…its Executive Director and moving spirit until 1950 was Roger Baldwin….. he was quoted as saying, ‘I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is, of course, the goal.’ He gave this advice in 1917 to an associate who was forming another group: ‘Do steer away from making it look like a Socialist enterprise…We want also to look like patriots in everything we do….’
“It should not be surprising to note that Baldwin was active during the 1930’s in quite a few of the Communist Party’s United Front organizations….
“ACLU activists William Z. Foster and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn would later become leaders of the Communist Party, U.S.A…. Despite this partisanship, the ACLU and its affiliated tax-exempt foundation continue to receive substantial yearly support from the Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie… and other foundations.”10
Social changes pushed by the ACLU have lured millions away from God. As truth fades from our common language, the vacuum is being filled with a wide assortment of sensual, spiritual and occult thrills — many of which can easily be adapted to UNESCO’s Declaration on the role of religion in a Culture of Peace. They help break down public resistance to an envisioned unifying spirituality and to the new management systems which steer churches as well as governments and corporations toward the planned solidarity. [See Reinventing the World]
As management guru Peter Drucker observed, “there is a substantial critical mass of people and churches that are already moving.’ …While acknowledging that there are still many unhealthy churches, there is a justified ‘change in basic premises, basic attitudes, basic mind set… on the whole, we are on the march….” 11
Leading the quest for an official union of world religions under the wings of the United Nations are two men, each pushing their own self-styled distortion of Christianity. You can read about Episcopal Bishop Swing, founder of the United Religions Initiative, in “Heresy in high places.” Swing’s competitor is the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, owner of the Washington Times and countless other organizations that have blended into conservative politics and global leadership training. The two fit together.
Like an octopus reaching its tentacles in all directions, Rev. Moon seeks to identify with the Christian community as well as with liberal and global institutions. As he gains power and buys influence in high places, his hostility toward genuine Christianity becomes increasingly apparent. In a recent speech promoting his Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, he exposed his horrendous distortion of the Bible and of God’s purposes:
“God has been fighting for 2,000 years to build a foundation that can connect to the world…. To find such spiritual people and make the necessary preparations, God is working through a new religious movement centering on Christianity….
“I hope that all religious people will join their hearts together and follow through on my proposal to establish a council within the United Nations composed of representatives from various religions, parallel with the General Assembly….
“I have already appointed tens of thousands of Ambassadors for Peace. All around the world, they carry the banner of the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace that I founded…. It will not be long before the will of the almighty, omniscient and absolute God is accomplished.”12
But an article titled “Christian Churches Should Stop Using the Cross“ shows Rev. Moon’s hostility toward the heart of the Christian gospel:
“An interfaith group founded by Unification Church leader Sun Myung Moon is spearheading an effort to have Christian ministers remove crosses from their churches, calling them a symbol of oppression and perceived superiority….
“The American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), an organization that began as a project of Moon’s Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), believes the key to ‘true and lasting peace in the Middle East’ is reconciliation between members of the world’s three largest religions…. ‘The cross has served as a barrier in bringing about a true spirit of reconciliation between Jews and also between Muslims and Christians, and thus, we have sought to remove the cross from our Christian churches across America as a sign of our willingness to remove any barrier that stands in the way of us coming together as people of faith.'”13
Moon may be blind to the gospel, but he is right about one thing. The cross is a barrier. Jesus alone gave His life for His people and opened the door to His eternity. The cross separates those who accept His gift of salvation from all others. But if we truly care about others, we will lovingly reach across that barrier with the whole truth, not hide or ignore “the offense of the cross.”
6. The only safe position.
Today’s social changes would sadden, but not surprise George Washington, the first President of the United States. Back in the 1790s, He knew well that the newly established republic would face opposition. Long before transformational Marxists such as Gramsci, Gorbachev and Roger Baldwin came on the scene, he anticipated their subversive tactics. Long before schools or the ACLU began their crusade to cleanse truth from our land, he warned us that resisters could face persecution.
Where did he gain such insight? From the Bible. It is full of illustrations that highlight the unchanging ways of human nature and the conspiracies of foolish men who try to sabotage God’s wise plans. Sobered by these realities, Washington offered some timely warnings in his 1796 Farewell Address:
“One method of assault may be to effect in the forms of the Constitution alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. . . .
“Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests.”
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness – these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. … And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.”14
By “religion,” Washington meant Christianity. He read God’s Word, he counted on His promises and he feared the devastating consequences of rejecting the sovereign Ruler of the universe. So at his 1789 inauguration, he placed his hand on a Bible opened to Deuteronomy 28. That amazing chapter brings warnings America would do well to heed today:
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth….
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face…. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail…. if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:1-14
Does that promise remind you of America? Its long list of wonderful blessings show the kinds of favors God showered on our nation as well as on ancient Israel. But verse 15 begins a parallel list of consequences for those who reject His ways.
“But…if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments…. that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you…. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew…. The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust…. The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies….
“A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor… Locusts shall consume all your trees and the produce of your land…. The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail…. Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart….” (Deuteronomy 28:47-48)
Could this downward slide to poverty, plagues and servitude be the final page in the history of this blessed nation? Yes, it could — if we, like ancient Israel, refuse to turn back and acknowledge God’s sovereignty.
For our God reigns — whether people believe Him or not. And His warnings to nations are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago when Israel traded His protection for the futile promise of capricious pagan gods. It led to disaster, as it will for America if we continue on this path:
“Now all these things happened to them [paganized Israel] as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
The world government prophesied in Revelation 13 is no longer a distant dream; it’s taking shape right before our eyes. For our children and grandchildren’s sake — and for the glory our Lord and Redeemer for whom nothing is impossible, let us pray that America wakes up and takes this promise to heart:
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
4.Gina Holland, “Ginsburg: Int’l Law Shaped Court Rulings,” Associated Press, Aug 2, 2003.
5. “Justice: Can Constitution make it in global age?,” WND, July 7, 2003, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33444. See also From U.S. Sovereignty to Global Conformity.
7. Judge Roy Moore, “In God I Trust,” Wall Street Journal, 25 August 2003.
10. William H. McIlhany, “The Betrayal at the Top: The Record of the American Civil Liberties Union.” http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/aclu.htm
11.“Peter Drucker on the Church and Denominations“. This pdf file is posted on the Leadership Network website at http://www.leadnet.org/allthingsln/archives/netfax/1.pdf
12. Rev. Sun Myung Moon, “God’s Fatherland and the One World,” September 21, 2002. Toward an Interreligious Council at the United Nations, http://www.truthtrek.net/religion/rev_moon.htm. Scroll down to this conference and notice the horrendous lies in the speech by Sun Myung Moon — owner of the Washington Times and countless other influential organizations.
[Article Reprinted with Permission]
by Bert Kjos 2003
Original Source: http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/2003/ban-truth.htm
Seeds of Persecution
Today’s growing hostility toward those who trust and follow God
District bullies students over faith – again: “The teacher gave each child in the class a canvas bag with instruction to find something at home that represented a family Christmas tradition… and share it…
“‘Brynn took the Star of Bethlehem from the top of the family Christmas tree to represent her family’s tradition of remembering why Christmas is celebrated. Brynn worked diligently on a one-minute presentation….’
“She began: ‘Our Christmas tradition is to put a star on top of our tree. The star is named the Star of Bethlehem. The three kings followed the star to find baby Jesus, the Savior of the world. John…’ At that point, she was interrupted by the teacher, who said: ‘Stop right there! Go take your seat!’ Then the teacher told the entire class that Brynn was not allowed to talk about the Bible or share any verses.
“The disapproval and hostility that Christian students have come to experience in our nation’s public schools has become epidemic…. The legal team said the incident came just days after a teacher…told first-grader Isaiah Martinez that ‘Jesus is not allowed in school.'” See Light after darkness
University of Michigan Ousts Christian Club From Campus for Not Allowing Non-Christian Leaders: “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship states that it was informed by campus officials that its policies conflicted with the university’s policies, which prohibit discrimination. ‘The university is sending the message that religious voices are suspect and should be marginalized.'”
Hospital Bans Christmas Carolers From Singing Religious Songs: “A group of high school students from Augusta’s Alleluia Community School were prevented from singing traditional holiday songs that honor and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ to veterans by the medical center last week. … the Veterans Affairs hospital’s ‘spiritual care’ grants holiday exemption only to secular characters…” See Her All for Him
Banning childrens’ Christmas cards. VA hospital refuses to accept ‘Merry Christmas’ cards: “Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas.
“Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would ‘make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.’ ‘I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you.’ … Gracie’s card read, ‘Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.’ It also included an American flag.
“But the bedridden veterans at the VA hospital will never get to see Gracie’s card. Nor will they see the cards made by 51 other students. That’s because the Christmas cards violated VA policy.” See Preparing for Persecution
Seeds of Persecution. Christian sports broadcaster sues Fox Sports over dismissal: “Craig James, who was fired by Fox Sports Southwest because he voiced views reflecting traditional biblical belief, is going to court over his termination…. ‘They have said themselves that the reason they terminated him was because of his religious beliefs concerning marriage,” says Mateer. “Craig actually believes that marriage is between one man and one woman – and he said that during a U.S. Senate debate over a year ago…”
U.S. city looks to penalize Bible believers: “Think it’s hot in Texas these days? Just wait a few weeks, until the San Antonio City Council … resumes work on a proposed change to its nondiscrimination ordinances that apparently will discriminate against all who take the Bible at its word and follow it. That’s because the change creates a penalty for those who ever exhibit a ‘bias,’ which clearly could include adopting the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality….
“The proposal, however, does not define ‘bias…. The new ordinance would state: ‘No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed appointment, engaged in discrimination or demonstrated a bias, by word or deed, against any person, group or organization on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, or disability.’…
“Church leaders who oppose the proposed change argue it violates First Amendment rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association.” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth
University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace: “A Sonoma State University student was ordered to remove a cross necklace by a supervisor who thought other students might find it offensive….Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the northern California university, said she had no choice but to seek a ‘religious accommodation’ in order to wear the cross.” See Can’t We All Share One Religion?
DOMA Supreme Strikedown Could Lead to Loss of Non-Profit Status for Traditional Religions: “It seems inconceivable, but so far we’ve had cake shops and photographers sued for turning down gay marriage events and a church was targeted because it refused to allow the use of its property. The Boy Scouts are on the way being beaten. The next target will be religious schools of any kind.”
Baptist Newspaper Said IRS Targeted Them : “Among the ministries targeted are the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and the Biblical Recorder – the news journal of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. …the IRS was targeting more than just Tea Party groups and conservative political organizations. ‘I am bringing this to your attention because I believe that someone in the Administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,’ wrote Franklin Graham…. ‘This is morally wrong and unethical.” Seeing the world from His perspective
Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups”: “A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as ‘domestic hate groups’ because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups….
“Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, [said]… ‘It’s very disturbing to see where the Obama Administration is taking the military and using it as a laboratory for social experimentation — and also as an instrument to fundamentally change the culture.’….
“The Army denied there is any attack on Christians or those who hold religious beliefs. …’Any belief that the Army is out to label religious groups in a negative manner is without warrant.” Not true! SeeRising Persecution in the “Land of the Free”?
Police won’t say why pastor arrested: “Several city police officers swooped in and arrested a preacher named Chet Gallagher while he walked along a public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic, preaching the Word of God to a dozen or more people, this week. The charges? Don’t know; police didn’t tell him. Department officials even declined to give him charging documents when he was ordered to appear in court in June.” See Spiritual Warfare, Part 3: Hating God’s Truth
Military Labels Evangelicals, Catholics as ‘Religious Extremism’: “The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania…. The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam. The military also listed ‘Islamophobia.'” See Can’t We All Share One Religion?
American Arrested for Anti-homosexual Statements: “What does the Islamic world and [much of today’s] Europe have in common? ….in neither place are Christians allowed to fully express their beliefs without fear of persecution….The victim is 47-year-old New Yorker Shawn Holes, who was on a UK tour when he was arrested in Glasgow after running afoul of UK hate-speech laws….
“When asked about his views on homosexuality, Holes said: ‘Homosexuals are deserving of the wrath of God – and so are all other sinners.’ …Holes’ arrest was followed by the imposition of a £1,000 fine, which is a harsher penalty than even some Britons who commit violent crimes must endure.” See Zero Tolerance For Non-Compliance
Genuine Repentance and Transformed Lives: “Fast becoming like heathen nations, America is now rejecting — even banning — God’s Word and ways. … A dark monument to the envisioned unity of nations and world religions, it aims to eradicate God’s eternal Truth and establish a new world order based on power, tyranny and dark spiritual mysteries that few can even fathom.”
Alabama School Bans Word ‘Easter’: “Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’. …the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity…. ‘So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.'” See Brainwashing aimed at silencing Christianity?
Stanford Kills Popular Course on Free Market: “In 2009, Professor John McCaskey began teaching ‘Moral Foundations of Capitalism‘ at the Palo Alto, Calif. institution. The seminar explored and evaluated historical arguments for the free-market model…. The course proved more popular than Stanford expected, drawing double the planned number of students with even more sitting on the floor outside….So what does a university do with a runaway academic hit? Cancel it, of course….
[In contrast] Stanford’s Department of History presents such essentials as ‘Capitalism and Its Discontents…’ and “Social Democracy from Marx to Gross National Happiness.'” See Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking
Muzzling Military Chaplains: “One of the items on Obama’s second term agenda is to root out traditionally Christian chaplains from the military. He sees them as bigots unworthy of conscience protections. Like Chick-fil-A, they don’t uphold Obama’s ‘values.’ …Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, the Army’s deputy chief of staff in charge of personnel, said military members who dissent from Obama’s gay rights agenda should ‘get out.'”
Potty-Training Toddler Pees in Front Yard…Mother Gets Fined $2,500: “…a police officer witnessed the incident and wrote Ashley Warden, the 3-year-old boy’s mother, a $2,500 ticket for public urination.”
Faith-Based Partnerships? “Why is our government so hostile to the Christian message of God’s love? Why would America follow the intolerant ways of Communist and Islamic nations that outlaw genuine Christian ministries to the hungry and homeless?
“Which social and political goals are fueling this war on God’s Truth? One clue may be found in Barack Obama’s ‘Call to Renewal’ speech on June 28, 2006. He said, ‘Democracy demands that thereligiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific values.’…’
“But the apostle Paul said, ‘We must obey God rather than man.’ Committed Christians cannot yield to rules that would quench our freedom to share God’s Word. Meanwhile, we must prepare to face the kind of hostility that would have been unthinkable in this ‘land of the free’ six decades ago…
“Francis Schaeffer points to the heart of today’s battle: ‘Let us not forget why the Christians were killed. They were not killed because they worshiped Jesus…. Nobody cared who worshiped whom so long as the worshiper did not disrupt the unity of the state, centered in the formal worship of Caesar. The reason the Christians were killed was because they were rebels…”
Persecution of Christians on Rise — in U.S.: “…government agencies around the U.S. are trying to push Christian expression out the door. …’senior citizens being banned from praying over their meals in the Senior Center….’One of the most strident examples: the misuse of the Establishment Clause to attempt to ban any mention of God from historical markers, monuments or even museum exhibits, ‘French says. This represents an effort to whitewash God from American history.” See His light in the darkness
Obama Curbs Military Drills With Israel, Increases Drills with Muslim Brotherhood: “Just days after a report that the U.S. was sharply cutting its participation in a military exercise scheduled with Israel, U.S. planes landed in Egypt Tuesday for a joint exercise….The exercise is one of a series of steps the U.S. has undertaken in recent weeks to build ties with the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, the new President of Egypt. According to U.S. reports, Washington is set to forgive a billion dollars of Egyptian debt as part of its international assistance program for Egypt. The debt will be dumped in the laps of U.S. taxpayers. Egypt currently owes the U.S. some $3 billion.”
Police have ‘a pattern’ of ignoring anti-Christian hate crimes: “Washington, D.C., is one of many localities that includes a ‘hate crimes law, which says additional consequences will be imposed if a criminal targets a person for one of many reasons, including the ‘political affiliation of a victim.’ Why then are the capital’s police not investigating the Family Research Center shooting as a hate crime?…FRC shooter Floyd Corkins II – a homosexual activist from Herndon, Virginia – reportedly shouted, ‘I don’t like your politics’ as he opened fire inside the headquarters of the Family Research Center….Yet there is no word D.C. police intend to punish someone of Corkins’ political orientation.”
Christians victims of rising ‘hostility’ from gov’t and secular groups, report says: “…there’s been a rising pattern of hostility toward Christians in America over the past decade. The 140-page ‘Survey of Religious Hostility in America,’ prepared by the Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council, highlighted more than 600 examples illustrating what it characterized as religious animosity shown by judges, government bureaucrats, schools and secular groups. Among the examples listed in the survey:
~ Matthew Reynolds, valedictorian for HLV Junior-Senior High School in Victor, Iowa, was told he had to give a ‘secular’ speech after he wished to attribute his success to his faith in Jesus Christ during his graduation speech….
~ Dr. Frank Turek, a Cisco employee, was fired for expressing his views on traditional marriage in his book, even though he never voiced his religious opinions at work.
~ Samantha Schulz, 8, was barred from singing ‘Kum Ba Yah’ at a Boys and Girls Club in Port Charlotte, Fla., because the song included the words ‘Oh, Lord.’
~ Lorena Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, was forced to participate in a late-term abortion against her religious convictions, and was threatened with job termination and loss of license. “ See Can’t We All Share One Religion?
Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion….’ Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston… after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is ‘inviting God’s judgment on our nation.'” See Declaration on Tolerance
One nation under…government: “When Barack Obama promised to ‘fundamentally transform the United States,’ we could not have anticipated the extreme transformations he would seek. The evidence is rolling in that he is determined to transform America into a totally secular land.” While Christian expressions would be forbidden except in government regulated churches, Islamic expressions might well be legal anywhere.
Judge says man can’t hand out Bibles at Twin Cities Pride fest: “A Wisconsin man who wants to hand out Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival in Loring Park this month will have to confine himself to a booth just outside of the event….Johnson, an evangelical Christian and taxidermist from Hayward, said in his lawsuit that he has distributed Bibles at the annual event since 1995 and that he had no problems until 2009, when the organization refused to rent him a booth after an exchange about his views on homosexuality.” See Declaration on Tolerance
German Court Makes Circumcision for Religious Reasons a Crime: “In a ruling bound to fuel a long-running debate over circumcision, a regional court in Cologne said Tuesday that the ‘fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents.’ … For Jews, however, circumcision of baby boys at eight days has been a key tenet of faith for some 4,000 years. Prescribed by God in Genesis 17, it symbolized that a person was in covenant with his Creator.” See Can’t We All Share One Religion?
Lawmakers claim Air Force culture becoming ‘ hostile towards religion’: “Dozens of House lawmakers accused the U.S. Air Force this week of being ‘hostile towards religion,’ citing a string of recent incidents they claim show the military is taking separation of church and state too far. …Among the incidents: ~ A decision to remove a Latin reference to ‘God’ from a logo… ~The suspension of an ethics course because the material included Bible passages….”
Patriotism Should be Celebrated in School, Not Banned: “’God Bless the USA’ is one of America’s most popular patriotic songs, and it took on new meaning after the deadly terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yet, a school in New York City has banned this song from a graduation ceremony for kindergarten students. The principal says ‘God Bless the USA’ is not ‘age appropriate’ and could end up ‘offending other cultures.’ Singing “I’m proud to be an American” is wholly appropriate in school, and this patriotic song should be reinstated on the program.” See Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules
Banning Bibles out of line — Congress told Resolution also would address censorship of faith elements at military funerals: “The Veterans Administration in recent months has tried to prohibit Bibles at its military hospitals and ban the use of the word ‘God‘ at military funerals, and now there are members in Congress who say enough is enough. So HR 2720 has been introduced, stating emphatically that ‘no official of the federal government, including the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, may interfere with the content and creed of the funeral, memorial service, or ceremony of a deceased individual, as expressed by the last will and testament of the individual or as determined by the family or agent of the individual, as provided under state law.” See UNESCO’s Declaration on the Role of Religion in a Culture of Peace
Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks: “Political correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools. Drop Christianity down the memory hole but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.
“Even the mainstream media have provided extensive coverage of the steady stream of court cases and threatening letters from the American Civil Liberties Union aimed at removing all signs of Judeo-Christianity from public schools. Not only must prayer be prohibited, a cross and the Ten Commandments removed…. a valedictorian banned from thanking God for his help, a football coach prohibited from bowing his head during a student-led pre-game prayer.” See Spiritual Warfare: Good or Evil – Who Wins?
“…because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21
Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children: “…2 years in prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave. …Caminiti was not accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone. He was put in prison simply for his speech…. I know that when I got a licking on the behind as a child that helped me to remember not to do the same thing again. ….You simply cannot do much damage with a wooden spoon.
“[The prosecutors] claimed that Caminiti was ‘the spoke in the wheel of this conspiracy’. Even after Caminiti leaves prison, he will be forbidden from having any contact with his old church….’Caminiti will be on extended supervision for six years after his release from prison. Despite objections on constitutional grounds by Caminiti’s lawyers, Sumi ordered that he not have any contact with the Aleitheia Bible Church and have no leadership role in any church.” See Ban Truth – Reap Tyranny
Campus Christians forced to accept Muslim leaders? “Christian students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., are fighting an administration policy that dictates ‘all comers’ be eligible for leadership in student organizations, even if they don’t share the groups’ faith. In fact, under the policy put into effect earlier this year, campus groups’ leadership requirements can no longer ‘discriminate’ on race, faith, gender or sexual orientation, leading many to question whether men could be elected to lead sororities or Muslims to lead Bible studies.” See Can’t We All Share One Religion?
“School Removes ‘God’ From Lee Greenwood Song: “We can’t take God out of the song, we can’t take God out of The Pledge of Allegiance, we can’t take God off of the American currency. …The song is played at every naturalization ceremony behind The National Anthem….” Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots
City banishes Bibles during ‘gay’ fest: “For over a decade, Brian Johnson has peaceably passed out Bibles during Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Pride Festival….Twin Cities Pride, the organizers of the annual festival celebrating homosexuality, have convinced the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to allow them to exile anyone attempting to distribute Bibles or communicate unapproved messages at the event to a ‘no pride zone’ far away from the festivities.” See Evangelism: Our witness to His love
Censoring the ex-homosexual message: “Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr called it ‘reprehensible,’ ‘deplorable’ and ‘disgusting.’ What could trigger such a response? Child sexual abuse by a teacher? Drug dealing in the high schools? A drunk driving accident that killed students?
“No – it was a one-page flier distributed to students in several Montgomery County, Md., high schools…. The flier included disgusting declarations such as, ‘All individuals deserve the right to self-determination and happiness‘ and such ‘reprehensible’ advice as ‘[I]mportant decisions should not be made on feelings alone.’
“The controversy arose not because of its relatively innocuous content, but because of its source: an organization called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays…. The flier states, ‘Every year, thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity,’ and asserts that such people should be able to ‘seek help and information on overcoming their feelings.'”
Of course, such an old-fashioned notion clashes with today pro-gay education system. The new global values are incompatible with the slightest reminder of Christian beliefs.” See Ban truth – Reap tyranny
Prayer Case at School Is Settled: “The settlement prohibits employees of the local district from initiating or joining prayers in the presence of students. It also bars school employees from displaying religious icons on school walls or windows unless they are being used for ‘non-religious’ purposes. But the school district may permit students to pray in graduation-ceremony speeches.” See Victory in Christ
Christian Students: ‘Asking Us to Deny Our Faith’: “…a new video…showcases student reaction to the university’s non-discrimination rules — regulations that forbid student clubs from requiring leaders to hold specific beliefs. …The clip opens with individual students discussing…the nation’s history of religious freedom…. ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'” See UNESCO’s Declaration on the Role of Religion in a Culture of Peace
Reviving hatred for Christianity. The ultimate guide to attacks from anti-Christmas Grinches: “The U.S. military apologizes for promoting a Christian-based charity and relief program providing holiday gifts to poor children….Atheists and ‘free-thinkers’ sue cities into submission, forcing removal of all things ‘Christ’ on public property during the Christian holiday. Is the nation that puts ‘In God We Trust’ on its currency at war with Christmas? …’I don’t really understand where the anti-Christmas fervor comes from….'” Here is the underlying answer: <face=”verdana” size=”1″ font=”” color=”#CC0000″>Spiritual Warfare: Behind the Peaceful Scenes of Christmas
School punishes religious beliefs, student sues: “A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Michigan public school student who was punished for telling his teacher [a homosexual activist] he opposes homosexuality. …He was then threatened with suspension and ordered to leave the classroom. …News of the incident spread nationwide…’A firestorm of protest and vilification of Daniel appeared in the homosexual Internet community. …vilifying Daniel and his family as ‘bigots,’ referring to the student’s religious objections as ‘hate speech.'” See Why “Hate crime” laws would ban Biblical Christianity
Calif. School Reportedly Bans Teachers From Displaying Santas & Christmas Trees in Classrooms: “A Stockton, California, school is finding itself at the center of the annual War on Christmas debateafter teachers were told that they won’t be allowed to display Santas, Christmas trees….The document apparently reads, ‘District office would like to remind everyone when displaying holiday decorations in and around school to be mindful no association to any religious affiliation i.e. Santa, poinsettias, Christmas trees, etc.”
Praying at funerals—censored and banned: “…the Veteran Affairs (VA) cemetery in Houston… was banning prayer and the word ‘God’ at funerals held there. Citizens and families protested and a local lawmaker promised legislative action—while the cemetery director said the policy would continue. Praise God! The ban is lifted!”
Air Force Academy backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive because it’s too Christian: “The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored children’s toy drive after commanders wereaccused of religious intolerance. …The cadet sent an e-mail saying, ‘This just shows how our military is supporting one religion – which is Christianity.”
Jesus’ name ruled ‘unconstitutional‘ — Judge says prayers to Christ ‘do violence to America’s pluralistic, inclusive values’: “But the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are standing by their victory in a U.S. circuit court decision that states even ‘a solitary reference to Jesus Christ‘ in invocations before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners’ meetings could do ‘violence to the pluralistic and inclusive values that are a defining feature of American public life.’ Furthermore, wrote Judge [Wilkinson]..legislative invocations offered in Jesus’ name are inherently ‘sectarian’ and thus should be censored lest they make some attendees feel ‘uncomfortable, unwelcome and unwilling to participate in…public affairs.’ But the board disagrees, and with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund is asking the Supreme Court to trump Wilkinson’s ruling.” See The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
Europe to destroy traditional family and sexual identity: “Traditional words ‘father’ and ‘mother’ will be replaced with official terms Parent 1 and Parent 2 in Britain. The terms will be used in official documents. The authorities decided to make such a ‘politically correct’ move to accommodate same-sex couples…. The decision is another step towards the destruction of traditional families…..The words ‘father’ and ‘mother’ will be removed from British passport applications…”
High School Coaches in Trouble for Bowing Their Heads During Student-Led Prayer in Tennessee: “…the coaches didn’t say anything aloud themselves, but bowed their heads in observance alongside the students. Word got back to the principal and the school district, which found the coaches’ participation to be an uncomfortable mix of religion and public school.” See Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots
Student Suspended for Saying Gay Is Wrong: “Fourteen-year-old Dakota Ary [explained:]. ‘We were talking about religions in Germany. I said, ‘I’m a Christian. I think being a homosexual is wrong,’ he said. It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me. I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.’ An assistant principal called Ary’s mother… [Her response:] ‘…My son is on the honor roll with great grades….He was stating an opinion. He has a right to do that.”
‘In God We Trust’ banished from classroom: “‘A team of free-speech experts has announced plans to challenge a decision by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that banished the national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ from a school teacher’s classroom….The school allowed a 35-to-40 foot string of Tibetan prayer flags with images of Buddha, a poster with the lyrics from John Lennon’s anti-religion song ‘Imagine’ (which begins, ‘Imagine there’s no Heaven’), a poster with Hindu leader Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘7 Social Sins,’ a poster of Muslim leader Malcolm X and another of Buddhist leader Dalai Lama.”
Online ‘hate’ campaign targets Christian sites: “A formal investigation of several Christian organizations has been launched by PayPal, the huge money-transfer company, because of an online campaign of ‘hate’ against them by homosexuals… ‘I noticed that your message came to me after a hate campaign against me and other Christian ministries,’ [Severo] told PayPal….That online campaign criticizes ‘anti-LGBT extremists’ who are using PayPal to raise money for ‘their dangerous cause.’ It specifically puts bull’s-eyes on Severo and LaBarbera as well as [many others]…
‘”I want you to know that we Christians love homosexuals, but we disagree with their immoral lifestyles,’ [Severo] told PayPal….Severo said AllOut also is working on Facebook, Twitter and through emails to pressure PayPal to censor his religious beliefs….’All the accusations of this hate campaign against me are false. I have never, as a Christian, preached any violence….’
“According to LaBarbera, the issue is that homosexual activists…now are demanding that people with biblical perspectives…be shut down. ‘They want dominance even if it means smearing pro-family people as ‘haters’ and destroying our cherished religious freedoms.’ …[Severo’s] website had been under surveillance by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security….
“…a similar series of attacks were generated against online ministries and groups that discuss the danger of Islam. PayPal reportedly cut off several accounts…then restored them a short time later.”
City demands Christians get permit for Bible study: “Chuck and Stephanie Fromm already have been fined $300 for holding Bible studies for their friends at their home, and they face the potential for additional fines of $500 for each study held, according to a legal team taking their case to court.’ The newest conflict over Bible studies in homes in America arose in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where…city code section 9-3.301 prohibits religious organizations in residential neighborhoods without [an expensive] conditional-use permit…. [T]he Fromms already have been fined $300, and an appeal to the city was denied.”
Managing change. The Ham Sandwich Hate Crime? “When is a failure to respect the deep religious beliefs of a group regarded as a hate crime? …In today’s America, some groups are more equal than others, and media and local authorities seem unified in accepting this as fair, just, and normal….
“A week after the ham incident, over five thousand public schools across the country observed a ‘Day of Silence’ in support of homosexuality. Students…were also encouraged to wear T-shirts and buttons supporting homosexuality….Though no homosexuals were harassed that day, Christian students who were offended by the school’s orchestration of homosexual propaganda were..”
Homeland Security surveillance detected on Christian website: “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun watching a blog posted by a Christian who was forced to flee Brazil because of the conflict between that nation’s pro-homosexual ‘hate crimes’ agenda and his advocacy for traditional marriage. …similar crackdowns could be coming in the U.S. because of the federal ‘hate crimes’ bill signed by Obama….’Brazil grants freedom to preach Christianity, provided that the sermons avoid negative mentions of state-protected behaviors and cultural trends,’ Severo said….
“In Rio, a Pentecostal minister led a criminal to Jesus and convinced him to deliver himself to police. …the former criminal lived under the influence of demons from Afro-Brazilian religionswhich inspired him to criminal conduct…. Because of this innocent account, Rev. Andrade is now being prosecuted for discrimination against the Afro-Brazilian ‘culture‘!…
“[Severo] explained ABGLT, which had filed complaints of ‘homophobia’ against him with the Brazilian government, recently was helped by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to beaccredited in the United Nations, extending its global influence….He said it appears DHS was searching for some combination of ‘Christian,’ ‘U.S.’ and ‘Brazil’ terms….
“The report from the DHS Office…defined right-wing extremism in the U.S. as ‘divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented… It may include…opposition to abortion or immigration.’
“The Missouri report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for…candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin…[and] individuals with ‘radical’ ideologies based on Christian views.” See Why “Hate Crime” laws ban Biblical Christianity
Cisco Fires Marriage Defender Frank Turek – Latest Victim of Homosexual Intolerance: “Christian apologist Frank Turek, an eloquent defender of natural (i.e., real) marriage – who was recently fired by Cisco Systems due to his off-the-job, pro-family advocacy. …The homosexual advocate described Turek’s presentation and demeanor as kind and bereft of malice. This particular LGBT activist works diligently to convert Christians to a pro-‘gay rights’ mindset, and yet – even as he opposed Turek’s ideas – he found no hatred for homosexuals in the man.” See God’s love
Half of Americans believe U.S. Christians persecuted: “The question was, ‘There is a trend developing in which gay activists are filing lawsuits against people who refuse to do business with them on moral/religious grounds – such as when a New Mexico photographer was sued by a lesbian couple for refusing to photograph their wedding…”
Houston Cemetery Bans the Word ‘God’ from Military Funerals: “The director of the Houston VA [Veterans Administration] National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, has ordered the burial teams to instruct that religious references, as well as prayer, are no longer to be included as part of the burial services. …the mention of ‘God’ is not allowed. Ocasio has also ordered the closing of the cemetery chapel, which used to be available for grieving family and friends to gather and pray.
“…this country was founded by people who willingly uprooted their families and risked their lives crossing a violent and deadly sea to reach these free shores. These God-fearing people…raised their children with the moral principles handed down from God. Great consideration was taken by our founders, when creating a constitution that would protect the individual liberties of all….The ban on God at these funerals is an insult — not only to Christians, but, more importantly, to our military Christians. How very shameful it is that this attack comes from within the Veterans Administration itself.” SeeBan truth – Reap Tyranny
School Boots Boy Scouts for Mother Earth: “The school…told the Cub Scouts this week that their flyer cannot be distributed because it mentions God in the 12 core values. While this constitutional misstep is unseemly, it is somehow made worse when contrasted with the always-welcome creed of environmentalism….
“Does this worship of the environment constitute a religion? Turns out that it does….A bit of search-engine query reveals that the World Pantheist Movement officially established themselves as a religion on June 29, 1998….’Why call this a religion rather than a philosophy? Like Buddhism or Taoism, it is both…” See Is Earth our Mother?
Christian sacked after abortion leaflet row: [UK] “Margaret Forrester discussed the booklet with family planning staff at the health centre where she worked because she felt that the NHS was failing to give patients information about the risks and other options to terminating a pregnancy….[She] was found guilty of ‘gross professional misconduct’ and fired. She has spoken out over the ‘scandal’ of the pro-abortion culture in the medical profession and claimed that Christians were ‘an easy target’ for ‘politically correct’ bureaucrats in the NHS.” See The Dark Roots of EUGENIC
[Article Reprinted with Permission]
by Bert Kjos 2003