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CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK
By John Newby
Christianity is under attack on the political, educational and media front. Despite what you may hear from the media, the ACLU and other constitutional blitzkrieg agencies, the founding fathers made it extremely clear as to the intent of the founding documents. The founding fathers guaranteed us �freedom OF religion� and not �freedom from religion.� Some ill informed say the Constitution has built a �separation of church and State� wall to guide us in these hard-to-define times. It�s only hard to define to those that don�t agree. It�s actually pretty straight forward to those that care to read it. I challenge anyone to find that statement or any similar statement in the Constitution. It doesn�t exist.
Emotions neither prove or disprove facts. The bottom-line is this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles; they have been a part of our heritage and culture since the Mayflower. Our third President, Thomas Jefferson, who many historical illiterates claim created the statements in the Federalist papers supporting a �separation of church and state,� said the following: �God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?...Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.�
Of course, the media and politicians have help. Unfortunately, thanks to public education going from the 3 �R�s� to the 3 �D�s�, degeneracy, disorientation and deconstruction, the education and learning about our Constitution and the founding fathers has all but been eliminated from the public education forum. If you want solid history, good luck. You�ll have to find it elsewhere. Textbooks have become �Fact-Free� zones where the �founding fathers� are now �framers.�We certainly can�t be sexist.
Our public schools, the great supporters of the dumbing down of America will now teach �Why Derrick has Two Daddies� before they will teach founding principles. They�ll teach kids how to use condoms before they will teach about the founding fathers. They will support Gay/Lesbian clubs and have Gay awareness day, but heaven forbid we have a church day or Christian club that meets on school property. They create schools for gays and lesbians, but can�t post the 10 commandments. The pledge has all but been eliminated; don�t want to offend any ACLU wannabies and atheists. If I didn�t know better, I might think public education has adopted the motto of the �Bonehead Club of Dallas.� It reads, �To learn more and more about less and less, until eventually we shall know everything about nothing.�
Now let�s ask, is a moment of silence coupled with the �Pledge� and the posting of the 10 commandments going to devastate young minds, especially when compared to many of the activities being actively endorsed above? That is unless; there is an underlying agenda. It�s my opinion, that prayer and the 10 commandments aren�t even the real issue. God is the real issue and until God has been removed and eliminated in every way the onslaught will not stop. The only way to eliminate God is to re-write history books, change what is being taught and encourage sexual deviant behavior. God must be attacked on every front. If they can�t get it through the political process, then they force it through the liberal courts.
Make no mistake, history confirms these two opposing value structures can�t co-exist forever. History will further confirm that entire nations have fallen when their value structure deteriorates. We�re on the slippery slope but we can determine how much further we slide.
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John Newby served 9+ years in the United States Air Force as a weather forecaster. He is now the Circulation Director for the Dispatch/Argus in Moline, Illinois. In the two years since his arrival in Moline, John has added the weekly publication �The Leader� to his management portfolio and has become a weekly columnist as well. His weekly columns utilize his passion for politics as he writes about media bias, constitutional values and government.
He delights in pushing departments far out of their comfort zones and insists that breaking down the traditional corporate rules and cultures are a must if we are to survive as an industry. John has served on several industry boards including N.I.C.E., NAA & CSCMA. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences to include; NAA, N.I.C.E., Inland, CSCMA and ICMA in addition to being a writer for the NAA circulation update. John is married to Kathy, and their nine children range in age from 12 to 26. You can reach him at:
Our public schools, the great supporters
of the dumbing down of America will now teach �Why Derrick has Two Daddies�
before they will teach founding principles.