According to professor Harvey Cox, "Secular Humanism is a dangerous
ideological system because it seeks to impose its ideology through the organs
of the State. Because Secular Humanism has no tolerance and is opposed to other
religions, it actively reject, excluded and attempts to eliminate traditional
theism from meaningful participation in the American culture." [Harvey Cox, The
Secular City (New York, N.Y.: MacMillan, 1965)]
Let there be no doubt about it - Secular Humanism is not non-Christian; it is anti-Christian. A leading Humanist, Paul Blanshard, expressed it this way: "We have an obligation to expose and attack the world of religious miracles, magic, Bible-worship, salvationism, heaven, hell, and all the mythical deities." [The Humanist, March/April 1973 issue, pg. 36]
In America Secular Humanism is becoming visible in all walks of life
and in all our institutions. The most intense battle has been over values.
Humanists believe that Man emerged through naturalistic evolution, that he is
his own god, that he has the right to determine what has and does not have
value, and that he can decide for himself what is right and wrong, depending
upon the situation as he sees it. They exclude all traditional definitions of
family and gender roles. Humanism exalts any kind of sexual activity between
consenting parties and also promotes abortion, euthanasia, and the right to
Humanism advocates socialism and thus envisions people "voluntarily and intelligently cooperating for the common good." [Humanist Manifestos I and II, pg. 10] Developing the mind set necessary to achieve this socialist utiopia means liberating children from the intolerant beliefs and outdated values of the unenlightened capitalist parents.
Numerous legislative and legal battles which I'll discuss below
attest to the fact that religious warfare is taking place.
Bill Maher: The War on Christianity
Our entertainment industry and the news media sneer at anyone who defends Jesus Christ in public and have been leading a propaganda war of stereotyping Christians into a subordinate class. Their distortions reflect a genuine misunderstanding of who Christians are and what they believe.
Americas' mainstream news media ignores conservative and Christian
news events, except when coverage makes religious leaders look "cold,
intolerant and oppressive," says Washington, D.C.'s Media Research Center.
Their coverage of the anti-Christian agenda is all but ignored and rarely
reported on. Of course, that is understandable when you realize they are part
of the anti-Christian cabal and have agreed not to cover what is discussed at
the globalist meetings they attend .
Though most Americans believe in God and regularly attend religious services, "religion and religious issues are hardly ever mentioned, much less covered, on network television morning, evening and magazine shows," said the center's chairman Brent Bozell. He said that the center has surveyed more than 18,000 nightly news shows broadcast by ABC, CBS, NBC, the Cable News Network and the Public Broadcasting Service, but found only 212 stories that focused on religion. That amounts to 1 percent of coverage although 52 percent of Americans say they attend church and more than 90 percent say that they pray regularly.
Network coverage of abortion and homosexuality "are never done from the religious viewpoint," Bozell said. Instead, "religious figures are regularly portrayed as reactionary roadblocks while their positive influences are rarely covered." Except at Christmastime, when the networks traditionally broadcast "heartwarming" segments in their broadcasts, the news shows usually portray religious groups and their leaders "as cold, intolerant and oppressive," Bozell said. ["TV news broadcasters unfair to Christians, says research center," Christian Crusade, April 1994]
The federal government abridges the free exercise of religion in America by:
|Regulating churches and other religious organizations
through its tax laws.
In 2013, the IRS admitted to targeting conservative and Christian groups for greater scrutiny.
|Limiting religious liberty in the area of public and private education.|
|Forbidding non-denominational prayer in public schools and at educational ceremonies.|
|Excluding the Bible from school classrooms and from other school property.|
|Refusing to permit the religious displays on public property, such as Christmas and Chanukah.|
Navy Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt was punished by a commander for offering sectarian prayers at a memorial service for a fallen sailor.
Possibly the most sinister battlefield in the war on Christianity takes place in the classroom. The Ten Commandments have been prohibited on school bulletin boards and most forms of prayer have been declared unconstitutional in the nation's schools, even that which is student initiated.
Atheists and others who hate God despises Christians who help others come to a saving knowledge of Christ. They are determined to battle those who would help immature Christians -- particularly Christian children -- grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Increasingly, our children are discriminated against for trying to present their Christian convictions in school.
In 1997 U.S. District Court Judge Ira DeMent struck down a law that required schools to allow voluntary student-initiated prayers at school events, saying it created excessive state entanglement in religion. He ordered the end to school-sponsored religious activities, such as prayers during morning announcements and at school events even though it isn't forced on students.
A high school student in Florida was suspended for handing out religious literature before and after - but not during - school hours. Two high school students in Texas were told by their principal they could not wear rosaries. The Principal claimed that they were symbols of gang activity, even though the boys were not involved in any gang.
In 2002, music teachers in Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia didn't allow students to perform traditional carols like "Silent Night" and "The First Noel" during Christmas. A New Jersey public school banned the Charles Dickens play, "A Christmas Carol" because of its spiritual overtones and message of redemption.
|Writing for the majority in U.S. v. Windsor
(which declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional), Supreme
Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote a anti-christian polemic disguised as a
legal opinion attacking the Christian concept of marriage saying that those who
stand up for traditional marriage, i.e. Christians, has an animus against gays,
want to deny them equal dignity, want to brand them as unworthy, and has a
hateful desire to harm a politically unpouplar group. This God hating, pagan
judge essentially branded Christians as a hate group, opening the door for
future oppression by the courts. Apparently, Justice Kennedy perceives himself
or at least the Court to be God with supremacy over the people in violation of
the religious freedom and liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.
Our rights come from God, not government. Our Founders enshrined that notion in the Declaration of Independence saying, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Justice Kennedy is NOT the law giver God and the other justices are not on the bench to take away those rights "endowed by their Creator" while granting new laws and rights not envisioned by the Founders or the American people. In fact, the purpose of government, including the Judicial Branch, are addressed in the next sentence of the Declaration, "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." We the people "consent" to the powers of Justice Kennedy and others to "secure these rights," not take them away. Perhaps it's time We the People withdraw our consent from those working to dissolve our Constitution and failing to secure the rights given us by God. Not coincidentaly, the Declaration also addresses that issue in it's next sentence, "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
|Judge Roy Moore in Gadsden, Alabama, was ordered to stop conducting prayers in his courtroom and displaying the Ten Commandments. That led Alabama Gov. Fob James, a supporter of prayer in public schools, to vow to use state troopers, if necessary, to allow Moore to continue the prayers.|
|Confessed child rapist James Arnett's sentence was overturned by an Ohio appeals court. The reason: the judge in his case quoted from Matthew 18:5-6 during sentencing.|
The secularist trend in the public forum is to replace the word "Christmas" with "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays."
In March 1998, The ACLU put pressure on the small town of Republic, Missouri to remove a fish symbol from its official logo, calling it a "secret sign of Christianity."
In April 1998, Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arrested for praying on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Tourists visiting Washington D.C. in 1997 were ordered by the police to stop praying in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
In 2003, the National Park Service removed 30 year-old plaques inscribed with Bible verses at Grand Canyon following complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union.
The anti-Christian bias is a reality in many companies today -- as you will discover if you refuse to work on Sundays, if you question "shading the truth" in presentations, or if you stubbornly hold to your Christian standards.
A Christian employee of Hewlet Packard was fired for posting Bible verses condemning homosexual behavior on his desk in response to posters displayed during a company campaign to promote a diverse work force. (WorldNetDaily)
|Even though Krispy Kreme promises to give students a free doughnut for each "A" on their report cards, a store in Schereville, Indiana refused to reward the Kamp children for A's received in Bible classes. ["Chain Won't Give a Doughnut for an 'A' in Bible", Wendy Cloyd, Assistant Editor, CitizenLink]|
devout Christian Hobby Lobby owners, David and Barbara Green, only want
to live the American dream and to be free to do business according to their
beliefs. They seek to honor God in their business by "operating their company
in a manner consistent with Biblical principles."
But, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration thinks otherwise. The Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby company sued the Obama administration in September 2012 regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' abortion-pill mandate, a regulation under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), requiring the chains to offer potential abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health-care plans.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced in Nov. 2013, it will take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions.
This case has ramifications far beyond abortifacients such as the morning after pill. The pagan mandates in Obamacare also include sterilizations and sex change operations. If this law is allowed to stand, the legal precedent will be set for these kind of immoral practices to explode along with other even more evil practices.
Steve Deace said on his radio program there is a danger here with the Supreme Court hearing this case. If the Court says the Christians at Hobby Lobby do not have to do what their pagan government told them to do because they have a First Amendment right to object, then you have all kinds of rights to object to being compelled to participate in all kinds of immorality that the government wants you to accept. If the Court rules for Hobby Lobby here, it will severely undercut it's own landmark ruling in the DOMA case. Given the Court's recent history, I wouldn't expect them to defend Christian religious freedom.
Michael Peroutka of the Institute on the Constitution points out that the centralized government is exerting itself to be God and to force it's brand of morality on the people rather than seeing itself as the agent supposed to protect those rights given by God and guaranteed by the Constitution.
Christians Standing United
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. - Matt. 10:22
Like-minded Christians should be standing firm together in our struggles while supporting and loving one another (John 15:17; Rom. 12:9-13). Instead of cooperating with unbelievers, we should "shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town." (Matt. 10:14) We should refuse any further connection with them.
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. - James 4:4
Turn OFF that ungodly television, stop going to their theaters, defy the governments unjust laws, stand in contempt in their corrupt courtrooms, stop voting for their corrupt politicians and demand government to return to just weights and measures, remove your children from their secular humanist public schools, fire your MD and stop using those drug pushers to attend to your health, free yourself from the slavery of employment if you're working for an ungodly company, boycott the products of ungodly businesses and multi-national corporations and instead support those products and services of fellow believers. Read A Christian Patriot Action Plan to Resist the New World Order for a more complete manifesto of patriotic Christian activism. And, instead of being intimidated in the public square, Christians should be flooding that arena with the message, "The kingdom of heaven is near." (Matt. 10:7)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. - Romans 12:2
Instead of conforming to this world, true Christians are called to be different. Christians should be doing everything possible to get off the worlds' grid. In addition to the things above a Christian can do, I would also suggest a renewal of your mind from the godless propaganda that has distorted your beliefs of just about everything. Learn the truth about the people, places, and things that have been influencing your life and the Antichrist will ultimately use to deceive even the elect (Matt. 24:24). Wake Up!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. - Matt. 6:24 (KJV)
I am not suggesting the above actions from a reconstructionist theology point of view. I certainly don't expect Christians are going to change the world into some heavenly utopia. You and I are not going to save the world. We can, however, influence some individuals and help them find the saving grace of God. And, I believe we are each individually responsible for our own choices of whom we serve. My prayer for you and I is that we come to the end of our time and hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." (Matt. 25:23, KJV)