Another letter to the editor, titled “Force creeping into America,” in today’s Sentinel Record, from a reliably regular hater of all things Muslim…
“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.”
That is the full text of the First Amendment to our Constitution of the United States of America. It reflects the complete abhorrence our Founders had for a state church. They, or their forebears, had come from a country that had a state church and they did not, under any circumstances, wish to permit it to occur in this new country. It permits to the citizens the right to choose their religion or not to choose. It guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. There was no need to spell out the phrase “separation of church and state.”
In light of this, I cannot find myself understanding how a football team can become Congress just by praying prior to a game. Also, how a student wishing to make a statement as to his religious beliefs and feelings can be a substitute for Congress. Our Christian heritage and beliefs are carried on in our country as a result of our Founding Fathers coming to this continent to escape religious persecution by a state church.
For pundits who are so pepped up on the idea this is not a Christian nation, I challenge you to read a book which was printed originally in 1864. That was long before the ACLU and others who do not wish to acknowledge that our country is a Christian nation. The book is “The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States,” by Benjamin F. Morris. You can obtain it from http://americanvision.org. This book will answer the question about our nation being a Christian one.
Being born Thanksgiving morning in 1925, I have been blessed with observing 85 anniversaries of the birth of Jesus Christ. As I read various books and news reports, I am filled with apprehension for the future. There is a force in the world that has plans for world domination and it is creeping into our country with ever increasing results. It has as methods of use: “kithman,” hiding the truth, deliberately conceal one’s beliefs; “taqiya,” foundation for deception, may deny their faith to protect themselves, use deception to gain wealth, deception justified to murder the enemies of their belief. This is in the Quran and Hadiths of Islam. If you do not know anything about Islam, I would suggest you investigate.
Prepare yourself for what is coming.