What and where is it in the Constitution of the United States does it say “Separation of Church and State”? No where. Yet, liberals use that phrase as a mantra whenever their cause to remove God from our lives. Be it schools, the military, municipal buildings, etc. I remember a young bright woman named Christine O’Donnell was running for the Senate a few years back. During one of her debates she pointed out that phrase was not in the Constitution. The audience, mainly liberal that day, released an audible sigh of “ohhhhhhhhhh she is so stupid”. She was right. Before I go into their latest attempts to remove religion to the point where you can only worship in church or your home, allow me to clear up the misunderstanding of “Separation of Church and State”. Again, it is not in the Constitution, yet a recent poll showed that 69% think it is part of the Constitution.
Mainly, the Liberal turns to 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.” Do you see the phrase “Separation of Church and State”? I bet you don’t.
The term actually came from Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter he wrote to the Danbury Baptists Association of Connecticut. He was answering a letter that they wrote him. They were nervous about Government intrusions and oversight of religious freedoms. Thomas Jefferson wrote back explaining that the first amendment was to protect religion from the government via Separation of Church and State. His letter never took on the meaning of keeping God out of government, but government out of God. So there you have a little Separation of Church and State 101. To this day it is a credo of the ACLU and atheist’s organizations.
Two recent stories have come about in the past few days where this battlefield has been won by people who view religion important in their lives. Sadly a third story where religion has lost a battle. First the good news. A Tennessee high school was warned by the ACLU that they must remove prayers before, or at anytime during athletic events. Before a game two leaders of the cheer leading squad took it upon themselves to begin the Lord’s Prayer. Immediately both squads of cheerleaders joined in as well as all the people in the stands. They knew they were told “No praying”, but they said later that God is important to them, and their community. That they do it for the safety of the players, as well as for all to have a safe drive home. If you are an atheist I suppose your reaction would be “Oh, the horror! The nerve! How offensive!”
You see, that is what liberals are all about. If there are 499 people in the stands that would pray, but just one who is offended? IT MUST BE STOPPED!
Do understand, there are many liberals who believe in God, but it seems to me it is solely the liberals who are atheists, and you don’t see conservatives trying to remove God from our lives.
The second successful battle with the liberals was at Arkansas State University. Atheist’s saw crosses on the football team’s helmets. They complained, the school banned the crosses, but after an outrage they reversed the ban. What were the crosses for? Two members of the team (one a staff member) had passed away. It was a memorial to them. It amazes me that these kind of stories always are targeting acts of kindness, or morality. I am sure the ACLU and atheist’s would feel right at home with Occupiers who defecate on police cars, stab other occupiers, and leave parks such a mess it cost millions to clean it up.
Sadly, as good people win a battle here and there, this topic has more losses than gains. The air force has banned and done away with “So help me God” during their enlistment oath. One of many losses in this arena where the military is concerned. yet, when a President is sworn in he will say this. Will “in God we trust” disappear from our coinage? You can bet it is on the list of things to go if the ACLU and atheist have their way.
You see, the founding fathers never meant to keep religion out of public or government places. They only meant to keep the government from intruding on religion. If that is a false claim (and it isn’t), the relief on top of the Supreme Court would not have the Ten Commandments. We never would have stamped “in God we trust” on our coins, No president would put his hand on a bible when being sworn in. etc.
Yet, this administration has attacked religion and truly breaking the Constitution. Declaring that religious organizations must include in their premiums the funding of contraceptives and abortion drugs against their religious convictions. Even if “Separation of Church and State” was in the Constitution certainly it is a two way street. If you can’t have God in school, the government certainly can’t tell a religious organization what to do. However, although it is not in the Constitution, the Constitution is clear that government must not get involved in how religion is run: “Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof”.
Lastly I would like to supply you with a link. A link to a Youtube video made in the mid 1960’s of Red Skelton reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Do take note of his last words as he makes his point, and apply that today. How profound it was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM
God Bless America, and say a pray for the atheists. That is what Jesus would do.
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