I believe we have at last reached the tipping point. Last week five folks redefined what marriage is for an entire nation — and two of those SCOTUS justices should have recused themselves. A new right was created for a group based on their individual behavior choice.
I just gotta tell ya, this has set a very troubling precedent, as the government is now in the business of granting rights based on behavior. Now, there’s been lots of discussion about the White House being adorned in rainbow colors. I suppose that now, if I ever do become president of these United States I can adorn the White House in Tennessee Volunteer orange or Kansas State purple. Nah, but you can bet that I’d have the White House adorned in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. The bottom line is that it seems special interest groups have an advantage as afforded them by a very complicit liberal progressive media. A picture of former Pope Benedict made of condoms by the New York Times is acceptable – but boy howdy, they didn’t want to publish pictures of Mohammed.
It’s funny, some editor at the New York Times hinted their picture was acceptable because there was no violent reaction. Duh! Christians don’t take to the streets with guns and kill cartoonists — so I guess all is good. And we all know about the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung surrounded by pornographic images. No comparable level of outrage from Catholics and Jews is validation for these actions.
And now, we have this ruling from the Oklahoma Supreme Court – I’m starting to think these folks ain’t so supreme anymore. As reported by Breitbart.com, “The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a monument to the Ten Commandments must be removed from the state’s capitol in Oklahoma City. The state’s top court cited a clause in the Oklahoma Constitution that it says prohibits promotion of religion. The 7-2 decision says the monument violates Article 2, Section 5, of the state’s governing document, which reads: No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such. The court also rejected the concept that the Ten Commandments were historic in nature. In its decision, the court insisted that “the Ten Commandments are obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.”
So we get a little bit of revisionist history here as the OK supreme court rejected the notion that the Ten Commandments were historic in nature — so what are they, a fairy tale? Perhaps these folks in black have never been to the U.S. House of Representatives, the people’s house, and gazed upon the images that are aligned across the upper walls of the chamber. There are the faces of the great lawgivers of history. Every single face is at side view except for one — the face that looks down upon the speaker’s rostrum and the president of the United States when he delivers the State of the Union address. That is the face of the man who brought down the Ten Commandments from atop of Mt. Sinai — Moses.
I have to ask, if in the U.S. House of Representatives, Moses is honored as a great lawgiver in history — then what insidious reasoning did the Oklahoma supreme court use to reject the concept that the Ten Commandments were historic in nature?
Doggone, the Ten Commandments are the basis for the rule of law in civilized society. The Ten Commandments are not solely about religion, they represent a great moment in history and the formulation of law and a law-abiding society.
Here is the kicker: how long will it be before the liberal progressive secular humanist left demands that the face of Moses be removed from the U.S. House of Representatives? The only thing that may save Moses is that Islam claims he was a prophet of Islam — yeah, I laugh at that one as well — but there are billboards and signs on busses to that effect.
It appears to me that some folks have taken this whole separation of church and state ridiculously out of context. Having a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma state capitol is not a sanctioning or establishment of a state religion. However, we do have the federal government punishing states and even the commander-in-chief threatening graduating Midshipmen at the Coast Guard Academy if they do not subscribe to their “new religion” — climate change.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote his letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Convention about the separation of church and state, he articulate that he did not want a head of state who also declared himself head of the church. Jefferson feared the state’s suppression, prosecution, and persecution of the citizenry based on their religion – which is the reason why the Pilgrims came to America.
Jefferson didn’t want religious persecution by the state. Now sadly, it seems that’s exactly what we have in America now. Freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof only exists with the permission of the state — just ask the portrait studio owners in New Mexico who were fined by the state. Ask the pizzeria owner in Indiana who received death threats and was forced to close his business. Ask the bakers in Oregon who watched their business be destroyed because their First Amendment right is no longer viewed as freedom of religion but rather…”freedom FROM religion.
Well, that’s if you don’t follow the acceptable religion. Funny, you know the Catholic priest who was spat upon in New York at the Gay Pride event — are those guilty of that offense “Christianphobes”? Nah, I guess not. Like I said earlier, you can do whatever you wish to Christians and Jews because as the New York Times stated, “there is no comparable level of outrage.”
Hate to say this to the left, but keep it up and you may see a monumental change in attitude. You can only push folks around so much for their beliefs and the point will come when the other cheek will not be turned. I do not recommend anyone spit on me — or some of my Christian friends. You will be prayed for, but chances are you may not be standing. As with Islamo-fascists, the secular humanist left embraces the concept of coexist to mean acquiesce to their demands or else — or else be castigated as a bigot, hater, or any other demeaning reference and disparaging moniker.
Apparently it’s open season on those of the Judeo-Christian faith heritage. Marriage is redefined. Rainbow colors beaming on the White House. And the Ten Commandments ordered removed, after all it is just a fictional tale — not historical in nature.
Some would say the culture has changed, but regardless, there are immutable truths contained in the Ten Commandments. You may remove them from man’s domain, but there is a higher domain which has rule over us all. And if we continue on this march to remove God — as the Democrat party did from their party platform in 2012 at their convention — then ask yourself, as we are about to celebrate our 239th Independence Day this simple question.
Who then is the grantor of your unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Then ask, who will be the taker of your unalienable rights if God is removed from our public sphere?
Watch out Moses, they are coming for your likeness in the U.S. House of Representatives.