The Left’s War on Christianity
Most of us grew up hearing the Bible quotation of turn the other cheek and we, as Christians, were taught tolerance and forgiveness, virtues that are necessary for any civilized society to grow and flourish. However, the time has come for Christians to unite regardless of their individual denomination. We, and our moral beliefs, are under attack as never before in the history of this nation.
Religious rights have been stripped away by the Supreme Court in its past rulings concerning the separation of church and state, and by the current Obama administration in its desire to issue mandates to religious groups impacting their very core moral beliefs. Our government has ever increasingly been willing to sacrifice our rights under the guise of political correctness and toleration in order to curry favor with Muslim countries worldwide and to advance the Obama administration’s own political agenda.
Our Nation was founded by those fleeing religious persecution and therefore I find it unacceptable when so called scholars state that our Nation was not founded on Christian beliefs. They continue to advance their misguided belief that there is no place in government for religion or religious beliefs. The First Amendment to the Constitution was set in place to protect those very same religious values that are on the verge of being destroyed today. The separation of church and state was intended to prevent government intrusion on religion and prevent the establishment of a national religion thereby affording everyone the opportunity to worship or not worship as they choose.
We have stood idly by as plaques containing the Ten Commandments and other Biblical quotations were removed from government buildings and crosses were removed from government property. We have watched as prayers were banned from our public schools and invocations were removed from government events, all in order to avoid offending non-believers and those of other faiths who were allowed the freedom to choose not to participate in the first place. Even at the time of the writing of this article there is a pending atheist lawsuit that claims that the mere presence of the Ground Zero Cross at the national 9/11 museum is giving them headaches, indigestion, and even mental pain. In August 2012, in my home state of Indiana, the city of Dugger is preparing to sell a less than half acre tract of land that contains a 25 foot cross, not because the residents don’t want it, but because a Washington based advocacy group threatened to file suit against the city if it wasn’t removed from public owned property.
We as Christians have often been referred to as the moral majority, a fact which has not changed over the decades. According to Index Mundi’s United States Demographics Profile 2012, and an extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, over 78 percent of the American adult population is Christian, with only 16 percent being atheists or non-believers. So the questions that beg to be answered are “where did we fail?” and “when did it become acceptable for a small minority to dictate to the majority of Americans?”.
It is time that we become not only the moral majority but the vocal majority, becoming active in the political arena while holding elected officials accountable for their actions. However, as the majority we must keep in mind that morals cannot be legislated, as we were each endowed by our Creator with freedom of choice, and any attempt to do so would be no different than the current administrations attempt to silence religion in America.
We have a responsibility not only to ourselves but to future generations to preserve the freedoms that so many have fought and paid the ultimate price for. We owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never repay, but through eternal vigilance we can insure that their sacrifices were not in vain. The answer to correcting the moral decay in America is a simple one, elect moral men and women to hold governmental positions. With this in mind the choice on election day would be a simple one, on one side you have to two men of high moral character who possess obvious religious and family values while on the other side you have two morally bankrupt individuals who will stoop to any level to remain in power even if it means the destruction of our great Nation.