Church and State

Separation of Church and State

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

The statement above belongs to the beginning clause of the First Amendment to the US Constitution and is probably the most misinterpreted, misread, and mishandled statement in the entire document. Certain interpreters of the Constitution have twisted this statement to fit their ideals of what they want it to say instead of understanding it in its context.

We have all heard the statement declaring “Separation of Church and State” and most of us believe this is written in the Constitution. However, when carefully perused, one will find that this statement is missing in action. However, that hasn’t stopped organizations like the ACLU and NEA from trying to beat it into our heads.

Open prayer and Bible study is prohibited in the US public school system because of misinterpretation of the First Amendment. You cannot bring a Bible, talk about Jesus, or even say your grace openly in the system or the aforementioned organizations will swoop down and try to strangle you with their nasty talons. “Religion doesn’t belong in school!” they shout. “We don’t want the Bible in the schools because the children are too impressionable.” No kidding; that’s our point. However, the hypocrisy of the liberal agenda starts to show through like a grape juice stain on a piece of white cloth.

The liberals believe they are the tolerant bunch. They say that they are permissive of all lifestyles, no matter what. However, when it comes to Christians, that tolerance flies out the window.

In a landmark case in 1962, one woman (Madalyn Murray O’Hare) challenged the First Amendment saying it showed that prayer in schools was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court agreed and prayer was deemed illegal in school. However, this opened the doors to a state-sponsored religion known as secular humanism in which man is the center and is not accountable to any higher power (God). Evolution and New Ageism flooded in and our school systems were overpowered. Today, children are encouraged to read Harry Potter, Daddy’s Roommate, and Heather Has Two Mommies instead of the Bible. Children are encouraged to color pictures of witches and monsters instead of Moses and Jesus. They’re encouraged to watch Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street instead of Jesus of Nazareth or the Ten Commandments. All along, the wicked ACLU and NEA are leading the way.

Now here’s the hypocrisy: Evolution, witchcraft, and New Ageism are all religions. Of course the God-haters won’t admit it because they will have to explain why they are so intolerant of Christians but are so lenient on humanists and witches. When one points this out, these people dispense with the character assassinations, calling Christians the “intolerant religious right.” Whether they want to admit it or not, belief in evolution is religion. Witchcraft is sometimes referred to as “the old religion”. Where are the cries of “We need to keep religion out of the school system” then?

Another accusation the liberal-mongers like to fire at Christians is that Christianity doesn’t support “real” science. They say that Christians believe a fairy tale about the earth being created in six days, like that’s worse than believing that after a period of millions of years an ape became a human being. Moreover, if Christianity is a fairy tale, we need to get Harry Potter out of school as well. Evolution isn’t supported by “real” science, either. Of course, I’m just a Christian bigot who hates science and am intolerant of people who don’t think like I do. Wait a minute…I’m starting to sound like a liberal!

Why don’t the liberals, atheists, and other God-bashers just admit that they don’t want to hear about Jesus, or God, or the Bible instead of offering this “separation of church and state” garbage? Why don’t they just admit that they don’t like the sight of a football team kneeling down in prayer before a game? Why go about this hypocritical double-speak when it would be easier to just come on out and admit it?

Maybe they’re not just hypocrites but cowards as well. Hmmm…interesting.

Have a good day and I’ll see you on the rebound.

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Author: V. E. Brown

I was born in Roanoke, VA on October 16, 1968. A few years later, my family settled in the Washington, DC area where I grew up. I graduated from Friendly Senior High School in 1986. I attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC as a geography major. Looking for a change of environment, I made Durham my permanent home in 1988. In October of 1986, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and began attending Mt Zion Christian Church. In 2003, I met a lovely young lady from Liberia named Autherine and we were married a year later. I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy of God's Holy Word, the Bible. I follow a Christian/conservative worldview. I enjoy reading, writing, movies, badminton, football (Dolphins, baby!!!), bowling, board, video, and computer games, and traveling.

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