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                                           God Has Been Forbidden This Day

 

The continued assault on the religious beliefs of millions of Christians has taken place once again. I am referring to the removal of the granite monument that USED to stand in front of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery Alabama.  As many of you may know the monument that was place by Alabama Chief Justice Ray Moore.  A suit filed by the infamous ALCU, (an organization that never seems to find a lawsuit against people that believe in God and denies them a chance to express that belief, it didnt like) forced the removal of the aforementioned monument. But what galls me even more are some of the reactions by the victorious leaders of this movement. I am going to quote you some of the sayings from an MSNBC news article and then make a statement about each one. 

 

A federal judge ruled last year that the monument, which Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore installed two years ago, violated the U.S. Constitutions ban on government promotion of religion

 

Note the word ban. MSNBC, hardly a conservative website, used that word purposely. I might remind them here that the Founding Fathers did not ban the promotion of any religion  when they were writing the United States Constitution. In fact they openly embraced their beliefs and encouraged that belief in others. Ok so that is promoting, but its now what was banned.  What the new constitution did do was to prohibit the establishment of any religion as a state religion. For example, the national religion of Saudi Arabia is Islam. As such if you are not a practitioner of that religion you have little opportunity to do much of anything. But I digress. The point here is this, the last time I checked the words promote and establish were NOT synonymous. In fact I think Ill take the trouble here to give you Websters definitions.

 

Promote To advance, to continue to the growth of

 

Establishment to make firm or stable, to put on a firm basis.

 

Now I ask you does this monument establish ANY set religion?  Does it say you must be of this denomination or this particular religion?  No, it serves as a reminder that this nation was founded on Godly principles. Sorry but there is nothing wrong with that. By the way, it does not promote ANY religion period. Ok lets move along.

 

 Robert Varley, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who sued to remove the monument, said the plaintiffs would have to wait and take a look at where the monument has been moved to before we can say with certainty its in compliance with the removal order by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson.

 

Loose translation here; Like that is going to really happen. No matter where this monument ultimately winds up it will never be in public I can assure you.  You can bet your bottom dollar that this monument will never see the light of day again, if these people have their way.  What I question is who is the monument hurting? It seems to me that those that would block a monument that praises the founding of this nation on Godly principals would question their own beliefs or non-beliefs as well.

 

 This is a tremendous victory for the rule of law and respect for religious diversity, said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

 

Excuse me Reverend but what about diversity for Christians?  Where is the respect for their beliefs?  I also point out here that the Ten Commandments are revered by all three of the major religions in this nation. Those being Christianity, Judaism and Islam, all of whom recognize Moses as the recipient of Gods supreme code for living.  You know it is really funny but I NEVER hear of an Islamic sect or a Jewish sect ever filling these lawsuits. They either come from Atheists or people that continually try to distort the original meaning of the United States Constitution. They continually assault the beliefs of Christians. I caution those of you that are of the Jewish and Islamic faith. YOU, could be next.

 

I leave you now with this quote;

 

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.
--Ronald Reagan