Publisher’s Note: Great post Angel, here is the number for the ACLJ 202-607-2572 American Center for Liberty and Justice. They are believers who go up against the evils of the ACLU and do it in the name of Jesus -PBN
When I read news stories talking about an atheist group has filed a complaint because a school or any other organization has said a prayer using Jesus name, I get very incensed and I know if I being only flesh and blood get angry, my Lord in Heaven has to get angry as well, for Jesus is his only begotten Son.
A national atheist organization, The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against an Alabama High School for using the name of Jesus in a prayer before a football game, one person complained, his name is Jeremy Green, may his name be known to the Lord as one who is trying, along with many others to destroy the name of Jesus among the Nation…
This brings me to a little History lesson that I feel I must give.
First, Understand NOWHERE in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence does it say “Separation of Church and State” this phrase was originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802. His purpose in this letter was to assuage the fears of the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists, and so he told them that this wall had been erected to protect them. The metaphor was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church’s business, not to keep the church out of the state’s business.
The constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Both the free exercise clause and the establishment clause place restrictions on the government concerning laws they pass or interfering with religion. No restrictions are placed on religions except perhaps that a religious denomination cannot become the state religion.
It was understood that Christian Theism was the default state doctrinal religion. As opposed to being something to fear, it was something believed to be vital to the success of our government. Consequently, the framers feared a state denominational religion not a state doctrinal religion! Some additional evidences that indicate Christian Theism was the national doctrinal religion are listed below:
1. Emblazoned over the Speaker of the House in the US Capitol are the words “In God We Trust.”
2. The Supreme Court building built in the 1930’s has carvings of Moses and the Ten Commandments.
3. God is mentioned in stone all over Washington D.C., on its monuments and buildings.
4. As a nation, we have celebrated Christmas to commemorate the Savior’s birth for centuries.
5. Oaths in courtrooms have invoked God from the beginning.
6. The founding fathers often quoted the Bible in their writings.
7. Every president that has given an inaugural address has mentioned God in that speech.
8. Prayers have been said at the swearing in of each president.
9. Each president was sworn in on the Bible, saying the words, “So help me God.”
10. Our national anthem mentions God.
11. The liberty bell has a Bible verse engraved on it.
12. The original constitution of all 50 states mentions God.
13. Chaplains have been in the public payroll from the very beginning.
14. Our nations birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, mentions God four times.
15. The Bible was used as a textbook in the schools.
The current implied meaning of the “Separation of Church and State” metaphor and its use is just the opposite of what was intended and what historical facts justify. Our framers feared a state denominational church based upon European history. The constitutional restrictions were targeted at our government to prevent it from making a denominational religion the state church. We actually embraced the Christian Theism doctrinal religion as the state religion. Now we are rejecting any expression or symbol of our doctrinal religion, which our framers embraced. We are treating the doctrinal religion of our heritage like a virus that must be expunged from the public square. We also have inverted the original intent of the “Separation of Church and State” metaphor. The oppression that the Christian Theism religion is now undergoing through the ACLU and activist judges is the same evil that the establishment clause in our constitution was intended to prevent. Our current state religion of humanism is using the full power of the government to oppress the nonconformists to its doctrine, which is exactly the opposite doctrine of Christian Theism.