can you believe this?I can. I don't normally get into the news, but this STORY (6 State Trooper Chaplains forced to resign because they aren't allowed to pray "In Jesus Name") about how we are slipping further and further in our Christian values and rights in America. I am all for inclusion (especially what I believe :), but EXCLUSION of Christianity has to go. READ IT HERE.
Other stories catching my attention are (to generalize some more popular ones right now) about gay rights or other inclusive groups that seek to destroy the Christian values and heritage we share in America (like at CHRISTmas time) or evolution versus intelligent design. I am not opposed to teaching gay rights or other views in schools. They are public schools after all. But what about TRADITIONAL rights of the Husband/Wife Judaeo-Christian mongomous role in the home?
If we teach about secular humanism (we do this by excluding any reference to a supreme diety) then what is so harmful about teaching other points of view? Teach evolution, which is a THEORY, but why are you so afraid to reference the THEORY of intelligent design? Or some other THEORY that has gained prominence.
Would I teach about gay right, abortion, etc. if it were MY school? I would inform (you know...educate, hense the reason we are to learn) but I would not do it at the sake of the values our country was founded upon. In other words, I would teach them ALL because that is what America was built upon. (And I know we were founded on freedom of religion, not as a per se-- Christian nation as some like to rant about). Should a teacher or government agency like the Viriginia State Highway Patrol express for the masses their opinion...NO!!!!!
What are they afraid of whether in the schools or in the government? If someone wants to pray in Jesus name...then let them! If someone desires to chaplain for a different cause, then let them. This is what made our country great. When you take that AWAY, you take AWAY our same RIGHTS afforded by the constitution, and you become a DICTATOR. And the part I don't like is the same thing that atheists don't like...that they don't agree with a particular stance, so let's get rid of the whole conversation.
Fine...I don't agree with your views either, but you have the right to express them. That is our FREEDOM under the CONSTITUTION.
And while I am ranting...WHY DO I NOT GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS? Because they DIVIDE and they are NOT a part of the GREAT COMMISSION anywhere. I thank God for Christian politicians...by the way if you are one or aspire to be one. But I am a Pastor, not a politician. I believe change happens in the HEART as scripture says, not in a law. So, no I will not be publically endorsing anybody. You can privately ask and I will explain my OPINION to you.
I normally don't do posts such as these, but I am getting more weary and weary hearing all this non-sense. I pray that we will figure this out before it is too late.
By the way on a happier note...this weekend is going to melt some faces off as we continue our series, FIXmySPOUSE. I am bringing a very special guest to help with the teachings this weekend that will rock your world. I promise you don't want to miss this one. Bring some peeps with ya.