So the claim is that there’s a “war on religion” going on. And when you hear that you can safely substitute “religion” for “Christianity.” I’m not sure that war is the right word, but there is clearly an over-reach by the left when it comes to the separation of the church and the state.
We know what they meant when they crafted the nation. They meant that the “officers” of the church were not to be the “officers” of the state. The two couldn’t be the same. They most certainly, and clearly, did NOT mean that there was to be no religion in the state.
But that’s how it’s being interpreted these days. Prayer in school? Banned. Prayer before a game? Banned. Invocation at graduation? Banned.
That’s bad enough. However, it’s just that, an interpretation. While I don’t like it, I get that I don’t ALWAYS get to be right. Or get my way.
Where I become frustrated is when the objection isn’t consistent. For example, if you believe in body piercing you get to flaunt the school rules prohibiting excessive piercing. If your religion requires knives, you get to bring knives to school.
The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.
The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was willing to fight for his Prophet.
The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death
We’re so SO concerned with the feelings of the minority that we afford them injustices, or directions, that we would never allow Christians.
THAT’s my war on Christianity.