Friday, September 18, 2009

God is Still Working

Last Thursday (September 17 – Constitution Day) will live on as a day of surprises. The first surprise (covered in my previous blog) was that a High School Principal (Frank Lay) and Athletic Director (Robert Freeman) was in front of a judge on "Criminal Charges" of Contempt of Court for saying a "Blessing over food." Who would have thought that our system of juris prudence would actually hear such a ridiculous case as this in a country that boast of "religious freedom" and "tolerance." (to use a "well-used" word)..

The next surprise is nothing shy of a divine act of God. After a one day trial, these two men were found NOT GUILTY!!! What a story!! Although Religious Freedom for Christians under persecution in America, this was a time when God, in His grace, reached down and took control of circumstances which seemed out of control.

God's people rose up to the Challenge and He responded in support. To Him be the Glory!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Should we be worried?

Thursday, September 17, 2009, is a day that will live in infamy. On this day, the landscape for religious freedom in this nation will be changed. Frank Lay (High School Principal) and Robert Freeman (High School Employee) will stand before a judge, facing criminal charges for "saying a blessing over the food at the dedication of the school's new field house." This scenario would be funny, if it were not so sad. With the real problems facing this culture and country, the ACLU has, once again, chosen to flex its legal muscle and eradicate Christianity from all public life. From unofficial reports the ACLU is setting up for a long, expensive battle which many observers believe will ultimately be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

As we all know, the charter of the ACLU speaks of protecting the "Bill of Rights" and yet, those 'rights' include the government NOT MAKING ANY LAW WHICH PROHIBITS THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELGION." They seem to selectively choose to fight Christianity and in so doing they give their best efforts to bringing down good and Godly people.

Interestly, it seems that the judges (to this point) have been reading from the ACLU playbook. In the wording of the judge's previous order it could be interpreted that any school employee at any time cannot participate in any personal prayer at any place on campus. The question is, "What has happened to the rights of Frank Lay and Robert Freeman?" This is indeed a sad time in this country which I love but feel like we have lost.

At a time when men are women are shedding their life's blood on the field of battle to defend our freedom (many paying the ultimate price), those very same freedoms are being summarily taken by the legal establishment ignoring the tenants of the national and state constitutions. My personal note is that the time may be upon us when we need to insist on "Judicial Review" and replace some of these judges who attempt to "legislate from the bench."

Am I worried? Well, not in an eternal sense, because one day the ACLU, the judges, and courts will bow down to THE King. Am I worried about our nation? Yes, if something does not change in this process, we may well hear a modern day judge declare our constitution unconstitutional!! What a day that will be!!

Let's pray and act to support the cause of religious freedom and these men who have given their lives to helping our kids.



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