by Kelly collins
Remember the history of the persecution of Christians in Rome? Obviously some have. Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Christianity, not religion, is under attack in America. Under the fallacy of Church and State separation it is illegal to pray in schools. Many schools have changed the Pledge of Allegiance to take out “One nation under God.” The 10 Commandments have been removed from some federal buildings. The ACLU has stopped the use of a public park in San Diego by Christians for a get together.
In May of 1995 US District Judge Samuel B. Kent in Texas, decreed that any student uttering the word “Jesus” at his school's graduation would be arrested and locked up. “And make no mistake,” He announced, “the court is going to have a United States Marshal in attendance at the graduation. If any student offends this court, that student will be summarily arrested and will face up to six months incarceration in the Galveston County Jail for contempt of court.
This is the same Judge that stated the saying of prayers at the start of sporting activities, in particular football games, was unconstitutional.
Several Texas School boards defied the Judge's rulings and allowed prayer to open ball games.
Christians cannot pray on public property is the message. Yet other religions are not restricted.
I cannot get permission to print what is web published by the American Atheist organization. I can paraphrase it. It is said in the article on line that “we are not a state (Texas) of Southern Baptists any more. It says further that outsiders moving to Texas may find it (Christianity) an affront.
To check this out for yourselves go to the following URL. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the article to the last paragraph. http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/prayer7.htm
So sorry but I have to inform those affronted by Christianity that this is still One Nation under God. The Separation of Church and State is a Myth and lastly it is the newcomer's job to adapt to the society to which they move not to adapt the existing society to them.
Christianity is under attack while other religions are not. We are supposed to have the right of free speech, the freedom to worship God as we see fit. These things are guaranteed by the Constitution.
When we the people decide that it should be changed we can change it. The courts have no authority to amend or abridge what is written in the Constitution of the United States though some are clearly willing to do so.
Our own Supreme Court has, in the middle of a row of statues, Moses holding the Ten Commandments while other law givers down through the ages look to him. Many of our laws were written from the Ten Commandments.
I say this half in jest, “Are you looking forward to sporting events where the start of the game is not tossing out the first ball but tossing the first Christian to the lions?” Its history folks and it's beginning to repeat itself.
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