Rick Perry came out with an ad this week pledging to end Obama’s War Against Religion. This could not have come at a more perfect time. There really is a war against religion in America. The war is specifically against Christianity and not really against all religion in general. For instance, Tim Tebow is a Quarterback in the NFL (Denver Broncos). Tebow openly practices his Christian faith and he was even featured in a pro-life Super Bowl ad last year. When he makes a touchdown he kneels down and says a prayer. This has been called “Tebowing.” Just last week, Detroit Lions player Tony Scheffler made a touchdown against the Broncos, and after he made the touchdown, he kneeled down to mock the prayer that Tebow does. If Tebow was a Muslim and an NFL player were to mock his Muslim prayer then the world would be outraged. There would be apologies from the NFL and the Liberal Media would blast the player who mocked the Muslim religion. Tebow’s Christian prayer was mocked but the NFL and the Liberal media have not said a darn thing. This is hypocrisy. You see, the war against religion in America is really only a war against one type of religion, Christianity.
Texas is getting Full Brunt of These Attacks – Fight over Nativity Scene in Athens, TX
These attacks are not only happening in the liberal northern states. Texas is getting the full brunt of these attacks! Earlier this year, Texas Republican Congressman Culberson stood up and fought the VA and the Obama Administration for restricting Christian Prayers at the funerals of fallen soldiers at the Houston National Cemetery. It was not that many years ago that Ted Cruz (now running for US Senate) fought for the right of the State of Texas to display the Ten Commandments at the State Capitol in Austin, TX. Cruz went all the way to the Supreme Court and won.
Now, just this week, Todd Starnes posted a story on Fox News about an East Texas town that is currently fighting a liberal, anti-religious organization over a Nativity that is being displayed on the lawn of the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens, TX.
These anti-Christian liberals do not care about American history. They do not care about the Constitution nor do they understand the meaning of the First Amendment. They simply hate Christianity and they want to destroy it and remove every mention of Christianity from America. They act as if someone of another faith will not be able to go to the courthouse to get a new vehicle registration simply because of a nativity in the lawn. That Nativity does not restrict anyone of another faith, or someone of no faith. Everyone is offered the same services by the county regardless of their beliefs. It might “offend” someone who hates Jesus that there is a nativity scene at the courthouse, but the Constitution does not protect anyone from being offended. This liberal organization attacking the Texas Nativity does not even care about Texas because the organization is in Wisconsin.
This story really hits home for me because my brother in law went to College with Nathan Lorik, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Athens, TX, who is fighting to keep the nativity scene.
Rally to Defend the Traditional Nativity Scene in Athens, TX - December 17th, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the County Courthouse
“It’s time that Americans stand up and take America back for the faith that we were founded upon,” said Nathan Lorick. “We’re going to stand up and fight for this.”
“I’ll tell you this — I’m going to fight this until hell freezes over,” Hall told Fox News & Commentary. “I hope and pray that we leave it up.”
Urge your Representative to protect the symbols and traditions of Christmas
Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), a Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, has introduced a resolution (H.Res.489) which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.
The resolution specifically points out that the House of Representatives:
(1) recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas;
(2) strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and
(3) expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.
Separation of church and state.ReplyDelete
Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution.ReplyDelete
The City of Houston Texas forecloses on Occupy Houston's Nativity Display located in the Free Speech Zone of Tranquillity Park and adjacent to the Mayor's corporate sponsored Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting presented by Reliant Energy. "The 10' x 10 ' area inside of the red square only is considered the First Amendment Expression Area".
Vas was arrested 12/21/11 for camping within the Free Speech Zone. He was not ticketed for violating the City Ordinances regarding "placing or erecting structures of any kind in the park" even though the Nativity Display used a tent to protect it in inclement weather.
From the Parks and Recreation Department—
"First Amendment Expression Areas are open to users for exercise of their First Amendment rights during park hours. Locations of First Amendment Expression Areas are listed below in alphabetic order. Although it is not a requirement of the area's use, it is recommended that all users register to avoid conflicts. Users must register with the HPARD Permits Office (832) 395-7012 in order to reserve the area in advance."
Just like in the days of Jesus, just participate in the Census and pay your tax but then leave. There is no place in town for you people to stay and voice your opposition to the status quo. Keep moving....Meanwhile the powerful corporations in ways similar to Roman occupyers and money changers continue to infuse their local elected cronies with capital to the detriment of Democracy.
Protests in America are being stifled locally over petit issues like tents and restrooms. City of Houston official are arresting people without cause. First people are arrested for placing tarps atop tables because of allegedly erecting or placing structures of any kind in a park. Yet when someone actually erects a tent in the park, that person is charged with 'camping' since the tent is actually a part of display in a city appointed free speech zone.
I agree that language of foreclosing on the Nativity scene is ridiculous but why are ones even forced to go there if everything is hunky dory in the good ole USA. The City of Houston gave Occupy Houston permission to the use of a public park and then denied those people due process and equal protection by exposing them to inclement weather and city services like restrooms.
How often in those collapsed despotic regimes did the smart dictators and tyrants apply window dressings to their oppressive forms of governance? The City of Houston deceptively cooperates with the protests by allowing camping in Tranquillity Park but the city inconspicuously neglect protecting individuals from the elements and lack of sanitation. Indirect violence includes setting ones up for failure by deceit and deception. Would the mayors of cities across America be proud if the Occupy Wall Street fail?
Besides the fact that art is free speech and the religious art display was confined to the Free Speech Zone.......please define 'structure of any kind'. You, my friend are a biological structure. Your hand sanitizer is a chemical structure. Your laptop or cell phone is a data structure. Your portable table and chair are architectural and physical structures. Your television and microwave oven are engineering structures. Your local Girl and Boy Scouts Group or Occupy Houston are social structures. Therefore, the city ordinance is vague as well as overbroad and it allows for discriminatory practices in regards to the application of that ordinance. A person was arrested, detained, ticketed and then released for another non-applicable offence of 'camping'.