Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Friday, September 18, 2009

Anti Christian League United

Yesterday, Americans got a win. In Pensacola a Federal Court Judge ruled in favor of a high school athletic director and a high school principal on trial for violating a court order that prohibited them from praying. Their crime was praying over their food. This case is a part of an ongoing issue between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Santa Rosa County School District.

The A.C.L.U. has possibly done more harm in this generation than any other non-government organization. They have promoted anti-Christian sentiment and issue and are the major voice in the “separation of church and state” debate. It is sad that an organization that is so influential cannot read. Here is the first amendment.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The First Amendment is a part of the “Bill of Rights” comprised of the first ten amendments of the constitution. It was important to our founding fathers that limits be placed upon the Federal government for the purpose of protecting specific rights. This concept has been aborted in our day at least partially by a culture that has confused “entitlement“ with rights. What does the First Amendment protect?

1. The federal government will not establish a religion. The obvious intent here is that there shall be no government sponsored religion.

2. The federal government will not prohibit the free exercise of religion. People are to be allowed to express their religious faith as they choose. This includes publicly praying and expressing gratitude to God for our daily bread.

3. The federal government will make no law restricting free speech. Every individual is allowed to express their opinion.

4. The federal government will not interfere with the media. A free press is an absolute necessity for a free people. The government should not influence either positively or negatively the media.

5. The federal government will not stop people from a peaceable assembly. History teaches that freedom is suppressed when people cannot peacefully gather.

6. The federal government will not prohibit people from seeking relief from the government when they experience grievance against the government.

The verbiage specifically restricts the influence of government in these specific areas. We can thank the A.C.L.U. (Anti Christian League United) for the abhorrent and unconstitutional rulings of the past generation.

Hopefully, the Pensacola ruling will begin a movement back to the constitutional protections of the First Amendment.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“It appears that some school officials, teachers, and parents have assumed that religious expression of any type is either inappropriate or forbidden altogether in public schools; however, nothing in the First Amendment converts our public schools into religion-free zones.”
~ President Bill Clinton


Blogger Tom Bryant said...

Let us pray that will happen.

September 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

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