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Friday, April 12, 2013

Army Removes Crosses from Chapels

The hostility of the Obama Administration to Christianity continues. Atheist complainers recently succeeded in forcing the U.S. Army to remove a Christian cross from a steeple atop a chapel and to board-up cross-shaped windows at a remote American base in Afghanistan because one atheist complained, and the Army complied because they figured that was what the Commander-in-Chief wanted. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council commented: "As a veteran, there's an irony here. You put on the uniform to defend freedom -- chief among these rights is freedom of religion. Yet, you are stripped of your own freedom to practice your faith." Meanwhile, military chapels are forced to be used for homosexual wedding ceremonies. So, it seems freedom flows only one way. No crosses are too small or too remote to escape the antagonism of the atheists. The two crosses erected in honor of our veterans on remote hills in California were in litigation for ten years. The atheists have gone after a cross in the firemen's parking lot in a little town in Rhode Island, and the crosses along the roads in Utah that were erected to honor state troopers killed in the line of duty.

Christians should realize that President Obama's goal is to redefine the First Amendment to "freedom of worship" instead of "free exercise" of our religion. That means, it's OK for you to go inside your church, shut the doors, and say a prayer. Nobody will bother you. But, if Obama has his way, you are not going to be allowed to speak about God or Jesus in any public place, public park, public building, public school, or U.S. military facility.

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