Saturday, May 15, 2004

IN GOD WE TRUST

(An open letter to Masonic judges)
Author unknown.

(I do not agree with every statement listed here,
but it does get the point across. Steve)

Samuel Thompson wrote: "I don't believe in Santa Claus,
but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho
song in December."

I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a
lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of
evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be
endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer
before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there
reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a
God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the
players on the field and the fans going home from the game.
"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. And we are in the Bible Belt. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?


If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect
to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to
hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to
hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome...

"But what about the atheists?" is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer. Unfortunately one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations. (but then again you never know).

Christians are sick and tired of turning the
other cheek while our courts (liberal judges) slowly
strip us of our religious rights.

Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now, a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying. God, help us!

And if that last sentence offends you, well...just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent far too long... it's time
to take a stand before all of our freedoms are taken
away ...it is time the majority rules!

It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray, you don't
have to say the pledge of allegiance, you don't have to
believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is
your right, and we will honor your right... but you will
no longer
take our rights away ..we are fighting
back... we will take a stand for what we believe just as
Alabama judge Moore did when he refused to remove
the ten commandments from his court room. This is
our right as well as yours.

God bless us one and all, especially those who
denounce Him...

God bless America, despite all her faults. Still the
greatest nation of all...

God bless our servicemen who are fighting to protect our
right to pray and worship God...

May 2004 be the year the silent majority is heard and we
put God back as the foundation of our families and
institutions.

Keep looking up... In God WE Trust.

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