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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Why Persecuteth Thou Us


How the Left Persecutes Christians in America, and Gets Away with it

American society has become a fertile place for Christian persecution, whether it comes from atheists who disbelieve the obvious evidence contained throughout the universe that testifies to the existence of God, or from other left wing groups whose agenda for America is impeded by the presence of Christianity throughout the nation. The fact is that it is open season for people who hold to their Christian faith, and the traditional values that have long graced American society.

One of the biggest areas of contention has to do with the homosexual activists, and their assault on moral values, family, and marriage. These hardened extremists know that the last big hurdle they have to jump over is marriage and the family, their relentless attacks upon this foundational aspect of society, has caused many in this nation to get off their couches, and take a stand against what they see as a very dangerous proposition, same- sex marriage.

People flocked to the voting booths, and voted their conscious in the last presidential election, and they voted for George W. Bush who they knew would stand with then in opposing this radical attempt at societal takeover. Liberals were shocked by the outcome which left their heads were spinning like tops. More black Americans voted Republican because of this one issue.

All throughout the public arena, Christians are being discriminated against by liberal elitists who control many of the institutions throughout our culture. The media is comprised of mostly socialists liberals, as well as the colleges and universities, they are pushing their anti-American agenda all the way from kindergarten up through the hallowed halls of higher education.
Christians are the largest group of endangered species on the North American continent. Why are they so hated? Because Christians believe the Bible which sets forth a strong standard of morality that many find non-believers view as oppressive, when in reality is there to guide and protect us from our own sinful natures. God’s law was given for two main reasons, most Christians are familiar with the first reason which is that God’s law shows us that we are sinners, the second one is not so widely known however, it is simply that God’s law was given to shut peoples mouths from justifying their sinful lives.

One of the biggest ways that liberals are persecuting Christians is they are attempting to silence the Christians right to freedom of speech. The Christian Coalition, one of the foremost Conservative action groups with Republican, Democrat, and Independent members who hold to biblical standards, and want to make informed choices when they vote. The Federal Elections Commission has filed a lawsuit, alleging that Christian Coalition's voter guides are "in-kind contributions" to conservative candidates who must report such "gifts" to the government. The FEC seeks an injunction to prevent us from distributing our voter guides. Meanwhile, the Clinton-controlled FEC is not investigating labor unions who are spending $35 million (gifts?) to elect liberal Democrats.

Liberals do not want Christians to be informed about the social issues, so they attempt to trample the civil rights of Christian voters by keeping the information out of their hands, a dirty trick played by liberals indeed, but it’s just the icing on the cake, there’s more.

In British Columbia, a Christian counselor was suspended from his job for defending traditional marriage, he had written a letter to a local paper criticizing the liberal governments same-sex marriage legislation. This same man had been previously suspended for writing some letters to local newspapers concerning the way homosexuality was being presented to children through sex-ed programs. “The current situation with gay rights is like the aftermath of a Communist revolution. The revolutionaries are now in control and all opposition must be silenced, the way Stalin and Castro did so effectively. This is the way appears to be now in Canada, and in many U.S. states as well.”

Here are some more blatant examples of leftist persecution of Christians, and conservatives.
In March 1998, The ACLU put pressure on the small town of Republic, Missouri to remove a fish symbol from its official logo, calling it a "secret sign of Christianity."

In April 1998, Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arrested for praying on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Tourists visiting Washington D.C. in 1997 were ordered by the police to stop praying in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

In 2003, the National Park Service removed 30 year-old plaques inscribed with Bible verses at Grand Canyon following complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Harassment and Intimidation are two of the tactics liberal socialists use to try at shut down Christians from voicing their beliefs, and sharing their faith. Twelve-year-old Rebecca Higgins was harassed by school authorities in May, 1985, when, after giving a short report on the Bible, she distributed free copies of the New Testament to her classmates. After her report, a math teacher, acting under of the school principal, confiscated the New Testaments. At the end of the school day, the New Testaments were returned. But when Rebecca tried to return the New Testaments to her classmates the next morning, she was ordered to the principal's office where she was "interrogated" about her religious beliefs and told that she had broken the law. Rebecca and her parents sued the school district, and the case eventually settled out of court.

Liberals have even resorted to extreme violence against those who oppose them. In this particular case, an armed gunman burst into a Baptist Church shouting anti-Christian hate speech, and opened fire on those who were gathered for worship, he killed four children and three adults, and then turned the gun on himself. “No motive! Are you blind and deaf? If he ran into a synagogue and shot Jewish worshipers (as happened just weeks earlier in Los Angeles), the motive would be anti-Semitic. If he walked into a school and shot African-Americans, the motive would be racist. If he shot up a gay bar, the motive would be homophobic.”

Homosexual activists are also perpetrating violence against Christians in America, one such advocate is Bruce Allan Ross, who was jailed last year after storming a Baptist Church in San Diego and threatening its pastor with a broken glass bottle in June 2001.

Ross is the founder, and webmaster of usqueers.com, a radical online group of homosexual extremists bent to force the extreme homosexual agenda at all costs, there website reads “We are trying to provide information on this website which is not easily available elsewhere, and to serve as a conduit for communications between those who also have this mission. We do not automatically exclude the validity of any methods for achieving this mission.”

One member of usqueers.com posted the following on the site!

“Bang Bang...they shot him down, BANG BANG ..that lovely sound...BANG BANG... filthy christo-het...Bang Bang...got what he should getbang bang...facist nazi pig...bang bang...big mouth and little [expletive]bang bang...this is my disclaimer...bang bang...free speech fantasy waiverbang bang...that beautiful sound...bang bang...IN MY DREAMS...my baby shot him down
LOLOL[laughing out loud]. What a lunatic christo-het pig.

Lovely isn’t it, so tolerant, so inclusive.

The problem is that most liberals in this country Will not condemn the homosexual activists for their violent behavior, instead many of liberals will make excuses, and attempt to blame the Christians for the hatred focused against them. If this was Jews, blacks, Hispanics, or any other minority, liberals would jump right on the bandwagon with them in denouncement of these acts of domestic terrorism, but because it is Christians who are the target, liberals largely keep silent.

The ACLU of course right in the middle with the rest of the lefties, instructing conservatives and Christians to keep silent, and keep their faith to themselves. ACLU President Nadine Strossen made this comment while taking part in a debate at Liberty University “To preserve the spiritual, holy, sacred nature of religion, we must keep it in the realm of the private and the personal. Government involvement with religion is surely at least as dangerous to religion as it is to our diverse, tolerant, pluralistic society.”

In other words liberals want Christians to keep their faith to themselves, this is a dirty trick liberals have employed for years to con people of faith into not involving themselves in public affairs. Liberals want the playing field all too themselves so they can ram-rod their anti-Christian/anti-American agendas down our throats.

Jesus never told Christians to keep it to themselves, but just the opposite. He instructed his followers to go throughout the whole world preaching the Gospel, and to make disciples of all nations. Christ told his followers not to be ashamed of his before men, or he would be ashamed to them before his heavenly father. Christians are to go boldly as sheep among wolves, with no regard for their earthly lives. Christians are also exhorted in Scripture not to take part in the unfruitful works of darkness that the world is involved in, but to expose their works of darkness by shining the light of the Gospel upon them.

The left is preaching tolerance as another means of silencing its opposition, but when the tables are turned the left is the most intolerant of all. “Those protesting the loudest against "intolerance" and "bigotry" are usually the first ones to practice such when it comes to pro-family Christians. The lefts idea of tolerance is a one way street, a superhighway of anti-Christian bigotry where the haters of Jesus and his followers drive at breakneck speeds down the slippery slope aiming at the Christian pedestrians to run them over.

The hatred of the left knows no limits when it comes to Christians, “Atheists and others who hate God despises Christians who help others come to a saving knowledge of Christ.” The Scripture explains that those outside of a relationship with God through Christ are eternal lost; they have been blinded by the God of this world-Satan, and their hearts are hard and darkened.
“Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:”

I fear we are just now scratching the surface when it comes to hatred and persecution of Christians, the Scripture tells what we should expect in the last day’s before the second coming of Christ. So it is NO surprise really, that unbelievers are behaving badly in this sort of way, this just means they are close to finding out how wrong they were after all.

So what are Christians to do? Well, stand strong in your faith, don’t let liberals push you around, preach the truth without compromise or excuse, and leave the rest to God. It is a well known fact that the blood of the saints, is the seed of the church. Persecution just makes Christians stronger in their faith, and more bold, and able to endure the fiery darts of the enemy. Persecution makes the church grow by leaps and bounds; actually, a season of persecution in America may be just what the American church needs to get it out from behind the stain glass windows. Let us do what Jesus said to do, pray for those who persecute us, and do good to them that hate us. At the same time Christians must continue to fight the good fight to preserve freedom, liberty, and true justice. Christians must never lay down their weapons because the war has just begun. We have a responsibility to be salt and light is a lost and dying world, let us never abandon our commission, let us never surrender!

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