Monday, January 24, 2005

Defend The Ten

"The decision of the Supreme Court in 2005 on Liberty Counsel’s Ten Commandments case will set the course for the future interpretation of the First Amendment on such matters as the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Motto ‘In God We Trust’, and other public acknowledgments of religion. Either America will be able to acknowledge God or it won’t. Our heritage and our future are riding on this case."
Mat Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel

* When Mat Staver stands before the Supreme Court on March 2, 2005, it will be the first time in history that the Supreme Court has ever heard oral arguments on the Ten Commandments. History will be made that day. A written decision is expected by June 2005.
* At the request of Liberty Counsel, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider overruling 35 years of precedent that has given rise to the myth of "separation of church and state.”

“One would have to rewrite history to conclude that the Ten Commandments played an insignificant role in American law. The imprint of the Decalogue on the development of Western law is undeniable, and on American law is indisputable. However the Court rules, its decision will affect every Ten Commandments display in the country and may well set the future course for other governmental acknowledgments of religion, like the Pledge of Allegiance. There is a big difference between an establishment of religion, which the Constitution forbids, and governmental acknowledgments of religion, which the Constitution permits.”

There is an ever-increasing tide of christian persecution in the United States. A minority is systematically erasing God from the history of this great nation. For too long Christians have stood idly by blinded by the delusion that it couldn't happen here. But it is and it is happening now. the myth of separation of Church and state has lead to banning any mention of Christ at Christmas, the penalizing of students who want to study the Bible and pray at school, the gagging of ministers who speak out against sin and a host of subtle and not so subtle demeaning and denying the right of Christians to speak out.

Here is chance to take a stand. Let join together across theological, socio-economic, political lines and lift up prayers to Almighty God. Let's speak up before its too late...

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemoeller

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