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Friday, October 04, 2013

Yes, We Can Honor the Bible in America

A small bunch of atheists has been working overtime to ban the Bible from any place where it can be seen, such as in public schools and military hospitals. What these intolerant people want is to ban our First Amendment "free exercise" of religion and restrict us all to what they call freedom of worship, by which they mean it will still be OK to go inside your church, lock the doors, and say a prayer, but no way should you be allowed to say a prayer in public. I describe many of Obama's anti-religious actions in my book called No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom.

Among the many historical events that show what freedom of religion should mean is the fact that on October 4, 1983 Congress passed a Joint Resolution proclaiming "A Year of the Bible." That resolution was signed by President Ronald Reagan, by Senate President Strom Thurmond, and by Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Here is what these Americans signed: "Now, therefore . . . in recognition of the contributions and influence of the Bible on our Republic and our people, do hereby proclaim 1983 the Year of the Bible in the United States. I encourage all citizens, each in his or her own way, to reexamine and rediscover its priceless and timeless message."

We don't hear Presidents talk like that any more. Our current President, Barack Obama, is trying to take us down the road of making the United States a totally secular country, in which we are forbidden to refer to religion in any public place. That's one of his goals as President, and he surely has the support of litigating organizations such as the ACLU and various atheistic organizations. One of the ways we can resist Obama's plan is to join the campaign to post a banner reading 'In God We Trust" -- our national motto --anywhere a public meeting is held in your town.

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