Just weeks after the unbelievable decision of a Rhode Island school principal that a mural that depicted a family consisting of a Father, Mother and Child was offensive (Story), many are wondering what is not offensive any more. It is obvious that the culture is reeling trying find itself. After many in leadership have disregarded or denied our countries Christian heritage (Story), the culture has lost its Biblical anchor for many of its traditional moral and ethical values. Under the guise of the illusive and misunderstood “Separation of Church and State”, which is not found in any founding documents, God has been removed from our schools and most government endeavors. In January the court ordered a Rhode Island school to remove a generic prayer banner that had hung in the school for 65 years because of 1 teen (out of over 1200 students) who claimed to be an atheist said it offended non-christians. (Story)
Through the erroneous view of “Separation of Church and State”, the government has even sought to silence our pulpits about political issues and elections by threatening action from the ever-expanding power of the IRS. As we approach the most important election in our lifetime, we must hear a clear Biblical perspective from our nations pulpits.
Now “political correctness” has become the new enforcer of progressive speech and thinking. If anyone dare to voice opposition to the “enlightened positions” regarding sexuality, family, politics, fairness, morality, justice, etc, there are a variety of names, conditions, -isms and phobias ready to be assigned to you. Do you have the courage to stand for truth? We will see. You will get your chance.
The enemies of God are taking advantage of the confusion in our country while trying to remove every reminder of God’s presence and commandments. Before you read the short article below, let me remind you of two crucial Bible verses pertaining to our country.
Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
The fate of America does not rest in the hands of those in Washington, but in the hearts of God’s people. Will we turn to the Lord with all of our hearts, or will we sit by quietly as we watch our country and communities fall apart?
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
What can you do? Walk with God today. Yield to Him fully. Tell someone about Jesus today. Join a good Bible preaching church like CCBC. Help your pastor fulfill the vision God has given him for your area. Ask God to forgive the collective sins of our country and bring revival.
Atheist group demands Rhode Island city remove cross from atop war memorial
Published April 25, 2012
A national atheist organization is seeking to remove this cross from a 91-year-old war memorial in Woonsocket, R.I., claiming it violates separation of church and state.
A national atheist organization is demanding that a Rhode Island city remove a cross from a 91-year-old memorial honoring hometown soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their county.
Although the memorial has stood in the parking lot of the Woonsocket fire station for decades with no complaints, the Freedom from Religion Foundation is now calling for it to be stripped of the cross that sits atop it, claiming it violates the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause. The group also wants the Woonsocket Fire Department to remove “The Firefighter’s Prayer” and a picture of an angel from its website.
“We ask that you immediately remove the cross from the Fire Station parking lot and remove the prayer and angel from the Woonsocket Fire Department website,” the foundation’s senior staff attorney, Rebecca Market, wrote in a letter to Woonsocket officials.
The memorial was erected nearly a century ago to honor the city’s war dead, including three brothers killed in World War I. Mayor Leo Fontaine told the Woonsocket Call he will not remove the cross “under any circumstances.”
Tom Poole, a disabled veteran, is one of many former soldiers in Woonsocket trying to protect the memorial cross, MyFoxBoston.com reports.
Roger Jalette, a longtime Woonsocket City Councilor, told FOX 25 that it could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the group in court. The city is currently facing the possibility of bankruptcy and does not necessarily have the money to fight this battle.