The antipathy toward Christians is rising to a fever pitch in this country. Some are open about their hatred toward Christians. The atheists who call the Nativity Scene ‘Hate Speech.’ Or, the anti-Proposition 8 protesters whose hatred of Christians has been well-catalogued. And then there is Bill Maher. Others on the left deny that there is a war against Christianity, muddling their anti-Christian bigotry under a mask of “we just don’t want the government to appear to favor any particular faith.”
The experience of the Capitol Visitors Center, a $621 Million monstrocity built to spare Harry Reid the indignity of smelling the unwashed peasants he lords over, is illustrative that, yes, there really is an effort to censor the expression of faith in any publi form.
The center identified “E. Pluribus Unum” (rather than “In God We Trust”) as the official national motto. Displays deleted these words from Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance; “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind…”; and the words “in the Year of Our Lord” from Article 7 of the Constitution.
This pattern has persisted in several other recent monuments and displays, all overseen by the Federal government:
Neither the World War II Memorial (2004) nor the FDR Memorial (1997) — Washington’s two newest monuments — contain references to God. The WWII memorial includes a God-related quote from Eisenhower’s D-Day message, but it ends just before the general seeks “the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.” In 2007, a replica of the Washington Monument’s aluminum cap, on display inside the monument, recently was turned so that the words “Laus Deo” (Latin for ‘Praise be to God’) were no longer visible to vistors. After receiving 28,000 email complaints, the National Park Service said it was a simple mistake and they’d turn it back.
The best lack all conviction, as a lot of Christians, especially the mainline protestant denomination, no longer seem to believe their own “oogedy-boogedy,” and have allowed their churches to become daycare centers and social clubs, more interested in political correctness than gospel.
The worst are full of passionate intensity, as the deranged, theophobic lift pushes ever harder to eradicate God from any public discussion. As though Our God were some embarrassing part of our national history. No, that’s not quite right. The left seems pretty intent on waving the bloodied shirt of slavery wherever it can. It’s only the best parts of our national history the left wishes to bury: Our heroism in two world wars, the glorious prosperity brought about by our economic engine, the idealism that led to our only Civil War. All that is good and decent about America, the left is intent on destroying or forgetting. Our faith in God is no different.
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