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|Table Of Contents
- Allen Marsh - Christians Should Be Allowed to Speak
- Red Skelton - Pledge Of Allegiance
- Michelle Bachman - Tax Relief - CSpan
- Idaho Press Tribune - March 26, 2009 - Man Wants Bible Taught In Schools
- Idaho Press Tribune - April 3, 2009 - Bible In School Initiative Unneeded
Response To Article Above
- InterMountain Christian News - March 5, 2009 - The Bible In Public Schools
- Time Magazine - Why We Should Teach The Bible In Public Schools
- It Defies Reason And Logic To Banish The Bible - April 30, 2009
- Idaho School Sues State Over Bible Plan - September 2, 2009
- Andy Rooney - Pray If You Want To
- ADL Is Wrong - Abortion and World War II Holocaust Have Much In Common
by Gary McMullough
- U.S. Constitution Destroyed
(Paragraph on the connection between Law~Freedom~Religion)
- More U.S. Constitution Destroyed
- Air Force Removes 'God' From Logo
- Newsweek Feb 13, 2012 - The War On Christians
- March 2012 - Destroying America's Soveignty
- 2012-03-12: NASA Fires Scientist For Beliefs
- March 17, 2012 - War Memorial Cross
- July 19, 2012 - A Walk For The President - Are We A Christian Nation? - by StopLight with Stuart Shepard
- August 30, 2012 - U.S. Capitol Tour with Dr. David Barton - 8:04
- 2012 - Democrats Remove Any Mention of God From DNC Platform
- Ronald Reagan - Man Of Faith - A Video Tribute by Bel Air Presbyterian Church
- Movie: Last Ounce Of Courage
- 09-19-2012 - Voices Without A Vote: Vote For Constitutionalists
- 09-23-2012 - Nine-Year-Old Knows the Bible From Front to Back
- 2012-09-24 - Godly People Are Called To Leave The Democratic Party
- Catholic Propaganda Video Targets November 2012 Election - Vote The Values!
- Pat Caddell Says: "Media Have Become an 'Enemy of the American people.'"
- Billy Graham places ads in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal
- 2012-11-19 - Push Christmas Out of the City
- 2013-01 - Mojave Desert Cross Stands Again
- Academy Of Country Music Awards - April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas (5:04)
Trace Adkins sings "Till the Last Shot's Fired" with the West Point Cadet Glee Club
It's Not About The War, It's About The Warrior
- Kids With Talent - Ten Year Old Brazilian Boy Sings "Amazing Grace" (4:38)
- History Channel - The Real Face Of Jesus
- The Jesus Film - Campus Crusade For Christ - Bill Bright
- The History Channel - 3 DVD Set - "The Men Who Built America"
- Documentary Movie - Sarah Palin - The Undefeated
- 2013-10-21 - Yahoo Finance News - Top 4 Obamacare Complaints
- I can't log in
- My info's not right
- The costs are too high
- My employer is raising my premiums because of Obamacare
- Kate Smith Sings "God Bless America"
- February 7, 2013 - Dr. Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
- August 2014 - Beware of False Prophets. A Miami Preacher Claims To Be Jesus Christ. The Second Coming?
- March 13, 2015 - Decision Magazine - May 2013, Pages 12-13, Alan Sears & Kevin Theriot
The Battle To Eliminate Faith In The Classroom
- Time Magazine - Feb 2005 - The Most Influential Evangelicals in America
- Girl Speaks Out Against Obama's Lies - Published on Mar 13, 2014 - Video: 4:01
Christians Should Be Allowed to Speak, Too|
By Allen Marsh
Idaho Press Tribune - August 17, 2011
Freedom! Tolerance! Diversity! We want freedom to express our opinions. We want tolerance for different perspectives on life. We believe diversity is good and important.
That is, for everyone except Christians.
Society can force values on Christians, but Christians can’t be allowed to express contradictory opinions. Atheists, Hindus, Muslims, etc., are accepted, but Christians can’t be tolerated. Although the Christian symbol, the cross, has been in public life in the Western world (Europe and America) for centuries, unbelievers want it banned from public display. Examples: the Mojave cross and the WTC cross.
As demonstrated most graphically in California’s educational law, the powerful want to teach children, starting in kindergarten, about homosexuality and no disagreement is allowed.
We want diversity of ideas, but we don’t want anything presented in our public schools that would question or contradict the Evolutionary Hypothesis no matter how scientifically accurate it may be.
That is the official view of activist Atheists and homosexuals.
Historically, Christianity has been responsible for hospitals, universities, literacy and education for the masses, Capitalism and Free-Enterprise, representative government, abolition of slavery, modern science, the elevation of women, benevolence and charity; the good Samaritan ethic, high regard for human life, the civilizing of many barbarian and primitive cultures, and the codifying and setting to writing of many of the world’s languages.
Today Christians are still the leaders in the educational, medical, and agricultural advancement of developing countries. Christians locally have sent people, money, and goods to many needy areas of the world (e.g. Hands of Hope).
Atheist and homosexual activists today ignore history and even present-day facts about Christian value to society. They talk tolerance and diversity for themselves but deny it for others. If Christians (and others) don’t stand up for our rights soon, they will be lost.
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Red Skelton's Pledge Of Allegiance|
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January 14, 1969 - Play Time: 4:20
Be sure to listen to the last ten seconds.
Red Skelton's Pledge Of Allegiance was first introduced on "The Red Skelton Show" on CBS Television, January 14, 1969
It has since been twice read into the Congressional Record of The United States and has received numerous Awards.
I remember a teacher that I had.
Now I only went through the seventh grade.
I left home when I was ten years old because I was hungry.
It's true. I worked in the summer and I'd go to school in the winter.
But I had this one teacher who was the principal of the Harrison School in Vinsance, Indiana.
To me, this was the greatest teacher; a real sage, of my time anyhow. He had such wisdom.
And we were all reciting "The Pledge Of Allegiance" one day.
And he walked over, this little old teacher, Mr. Laswell was his name. Mr. Laswell
And he says, "I've been listening to you boys and girls recite "The Pledge Of Allegiance" all semester.
And it seems as though it's becoming monotonous to you.
If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?
I - Me, an individual, a committee of one.
Pledge - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.
Allegiance - My love and my devotion.
To The Flag - Our standard, "Old Glory." A symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect.
Because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts "Freedom is everybody's job."
United - That means that we have all come together.
States - Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states.
Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose.
All divided with imaginary boundaries yet united to a common purpose. And that's love for country.
And To The Republic - Republic, a state in which soverign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern.
And government is the people. And it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
For Which It Stands
One Nation - One nation, meaning 'so blessed by God'.
Indivisible - Incapable of being divided.
With Liberty - Which is freedom; the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
And Justice - The principal or qualities of dealing fairly with others.
For All - For all, which means boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.
And now boys and girls, let me hear you recite "The Pledge Of Allegiance."
I pledge allegiance to the flag of "The United States of America"
and to the republic for which it stands.
One nation, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country.
And two words have been added to "The Pledge Of Allegiance" - "under God."
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Area man wants Bible taught in schools
Education: Retired teacher says curriculum would be academic study, not religious; opponents disagree.
By Mike Butts
TREASURE VALLEY -- A Southwest Idaho man wants to allow public schools to teach about the Bible.
But opponents say study of the Bible would be hard to separate from teaching religion.
Chuck Seldon, 77, has collected at least 20 signatures on a ballot initiative for the next general election.
The initiative aims to get around a provision of the Idaho Consitution and "allow that elective Bible course curricula, taught as an academic study rather than devotional material, may be offered in the public school systems."
"The people of Idaho are not going to put up with the fact that their Constitution does not allow them to do it," Seldon said about teaching the Bible in schools.
"It's a book and can be taught without getting involved with devotional or religious rhetoric."
Among those who have signed the initiative so far, Seldon said he's collected some Idaho lawmakers' support, including Rep. Robert Schaefer, R Nampa.
"I don't see that as trying to inflict any specific religion on anybody," Schaefer said. "It's mostly direction from the prime supervisor to tell us how to get by better in life."
"There might be some people that object that don't have a good relationship or rapport with the one who set everything up in the beginning," Schaefer added.
Response To Article Above?
Opinion Page 6
Friday, April 3, 2009
Bible in school initiative unneeded
Summary: Districts already have authority to implement academic courses on Bible; anything more than that violates Constitution.
Chuck Seldon, a 77-year-old Southwest Idaho resident, is gathering signatures to get a ballot initiative for the next general election that would "allow that elective Bible course curricula, taught as an academic study rather than devotional material, may be offered in the public school systems."
Simply put, he doesn't need to. It's something that can be done already.
There is nothing in Idaho law that prevents public school districts from approving courses which use the Bible as literature or history, as long as those courses don't cross the line into doctrine.
That sounds exactly like what Seldon is asking for, does it not?
And it's something hundreds of school districts across the country have already done.
According to the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, 475 American school districts in 38 states have approved Bible curricula.
If local residents want to have an elective course that teaches the Bible from a historical context, they can from a lobbying group and petition their local school board.
Ditto if they want a more encompassing "history of the world's religins" type of class.
But given our economic doldrums and the cost it would take to create such courses, financial prudence would dictate otherwise, for the time being.
If parents want their children to have an education that does get into doctrine, they have options.
They can enroll the kids in private Christian schools or home school them.
If cost or work schedules make those options impossible, they can always teach their kids about the Bible on evenings and weekends at home, and at Sunday School on Sunday mornings.
If they're concerned tht something their children would hear in a public school would conflict with or undermine their faith, they can probably make arrangements with the school to have the child removed from the room during those lessons.
Some parents do this with sex-education classes, for example.
The Idaho Constitution states "no sectarian or religious tenets or doctrines shall ever be taught in public schools."
That's the way it should be in a pluralistic society.
Seldon's proposal is either unnecessary or it's a back-door attempt to circumvent the Constitution.
Either way, it should be shot down.
Our view is based on the majority opinions of the Idaho Press Tribune editorial board.
Members of the board are Publisher Rick V. Weaver, Managing Editor Vickie Holomak, Assistant Managing Editor David Woolsey and community members Chad Ross and Jerry-Todd Miller, all of Nampa; Opinion Editor Phil Bridges, advertising representative Melissa Valencia and community members Brian Bishop, Joe Moffa and Sharon Hubler, all of Caldwell.
Response To Article Above?
A Response to the View Opinion in the Press Tribune opposing voluntary Bible classes in public schools.
The opening paragraph is correct. The second assumption is incorrect. Idaho law does not allow a complete study of the Bible. Teachers presently are only allowed to choose sections that have been approved by education leaders who do not want interference with their lifestyles. For example: the first line of the first book of the Bible is not allowed. Check it out.
I encourage them to check out our Web site where they will find that what we are recommending is completely in line with our Founding Fathers and the majority of our presidents, starting with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Gen. Eisenhower, F.D.R., Ronald Reagan, both Presidents Bush and President Obama. I believe President Obama has some understanding of the “shining city on a hill” concept that President Reagan talked about and “basic human rights” which he talked about in his G20 speeches recently in Europe. All of us need a much deeper understanding of the Bible, the greatest book ever written. Proof of that is the fact that it has outsold every other book ever written.
The second best -selling book is “The Purpose Driven Life,” by Rick Warren, which is based on the Bible. I also recommend “The 5000 Year Leap,” by W. Cleon Skousen , also a Bible-based book.
After the members of the board and managing editor of the Press Tribune have done their home work, have been open-minded journalists, checked out the above listed books, and have checked my Web site www.ourgodlyamericanheritage.com, I will be glad to sit down with them in an atmosphere of mutual respect and talk to them about my project and why it is so important for us at this time in our history.
I believe this is a critical time for us for four reasons.
I want to thank the Press-Tribune for both articles, one getting the Word out and the other giving me a chance to explain why. If anyone has questions or wants to volunteer to help with the project, call 208-954-2788. I look forward to talking to you.
- Our broken schools. Our public schools are failing. I left the public schools in 1970 along with five other public school teachers, because the public schools were going in the wrong direction.
- Broken government. Our government is failing. According to Newt Gingrich “The System is Broken.” Read some of his books in the public library.
- Broken capitalism. By now everyone realizes that greed has caused our industries, banks and Wall St. to fail.
- Broken homes. Over 50% of our children are from broken homes. So, isn’t it time we go back to square one, look at what is happening and re-evaluate our goals and values?
Dr. Charles Seldon
Response To Article Above?
The 'Our Godly American Heritage' Web site has been moved to: www.ourgodlyamericanheritage.com
Why We Should Teach The Bible
In Public School
Recently Dr. Seldon was invited by Calvary Church to present materials concerning the project. Over 2000 signatures have been collected in several churches and he encourages all churches to consider joining the project. He can be reached by phone at (208) 954-2788 (Boise).
Check out the following web sites about the importance of “The Bible and It’s Influence” and our Godly American Heritage: www.bibleliteracy.org or www.wallbuilders.com
Watch for continuing reports on GETTING THE BIBLE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Wednesday, March 29, 2007
Time For Bible To Be Returned To Public Education
By Bryan Fischer, Executive Director - Idaho Values Alliance, Boise
The cover story on the April 2, 2007 edition of Time magazine is about the demonstrable need to return the study of the Bible to America's public schools. When a magazine that tilts as far to the left as Time recognizes the problems caused by biblical illiteracy, perhaps it's time everyone in America, including educators in Idaho, did something about it.
Idaho's 114 school districts already can offer the literary study of the Bible as an elective, but to my knowledge, none do so. Georgia last year became the first state in the union to offer funding for high school electives on the Old and New Testaments using the Bible as the core text. There is no reason Idaho can't become the second.
There are currently two curricula available for use in public schools, one developed by a graduate of Chuck Colson's Wilberforce mentoring program. Currently 460 school districts in 37 states are using one curriculum or the other. Polling data indicates that over 60% of Americans favor teaching about the Bible in public education settings.
The chair of Boston University's religion department has written a new book, "Religious Literacy," that makes the case for Bible-literacy courses. Beginning in the 1970s, he points out, "religion rushed into the public square. What purpose could it possibly serve for citizens to be ignorant of all that?"
It's a simple fact that a working knowledge of the Bible is necessary for anyone to be a full-fledged, well-rounded, thoroughly-educated American. The writer points out that there are some 1,300 allusions to Scripture in the Shakespearean canon, and numerous references even in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" to the passion of Christ.
Biblical ignorance makes many key elements of American history impossible to understand. For instance, the phrase "the shining city on the hill," first uttered by a Puritan leader and re-popularized by Ronald Reagan is actually drawn from the teaching of Jesus as found in the gospel of Matthew.
Martin Luther King, Jr. deliberately emulated the Old Testament prophet Amos when he spoke of "Justice rolling down like waters" in his "I Have a Dream" speech.
As Time's religion editor points out, "The Bible is the most influential book ever written. Not only is the Bible the best-selling book of all time, it is the best-selling book of the year every year."
Even the American Jewish Congress supports Bible classes in public schools. "Take creationism," says a representative. "Unless you are literate in the first two chapters of Genesis, you have no idea what people are fighting about."
Yet even though nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the Bible holds the answers to "all or most of life's basic questions," pollster George Gallup has labeled the U.S. a "nation of biblical illiterates." Only half of American adults know the name of even one of the four gospels, and most cannot name the first book in the Bible.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no constitutional impediment to the literary and historical study of the Bible in the public system of education. In a pivotal 1948 Supreme Court Case, Justice Robert Jackson said, in a concurring opinion, "One can hardly respect the system of education that would leave the student wholly ignorant of the currents of religious thought that move the world." To put all references to God off limits in the classroom, he went on, would leave public education "in shreds."
In 1963, the majority opinion of the Court in another case explicitly declared, "Nothing we have said here indicates that such study of the Bible or of religion, when presented objectively as part of a secular program of education, may not be effected consistently with the First Amendment."
Even the general counsel for the American Jewish Congress agrees: "It is beyond question that it is possible to teach a course about the Bible that is constitutional."
The author of the Time story concludes, "In the end, what is required in teaching about the Bible in our public schools is patriotism: a belief that we live in a nation that understands the wisdom of its Constitution clearly enough to allow the most important book in its history to remain vibrantly accessible for everyone."
Reference: The Case for Teaching The Bible | TIME
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Returning The Study Of The Bible To Public Schools
By Bryan Fischer, Executive Director - Idaho Values Alliance, Boise
In a one-woman argument for returning the study of the Bible to public schools - as a necessary part of any thorough education - Barbara Walters admitted on the TV talk show, "The View," that she herself lives in virtually total ignorance of the Bible.
The portion of one show was dedicated to a recently published article in which a professor at Boston University contends that we must, in the name of cultural, historical, and literary literacy, return the study of the Bible to public school classrooms. This professor points out, for instance, that there are over 1,300 allusions to the Bible in Shakespeare alone, all of which are incomprehensible to anyone unfamiliar with the dominant themes of the Scripture. Said Walters tellingly, "I know nothing about the Bible, and I think most people don't." (The Bible: Rosie O'Donnell Studies It, Barbara Knows Nothing, Joy Says Teach It As Fiction | NewsBusters.org – reference: http://newsbusters.org/node/11659)
By Dr. Chuck Seldon, Boise
I have Good news for Bible believing Americans! God is still on the throne and we win in the end.
I listen to many great leaders in our country, who, first of all, know our American history, second, they learn from it, then they study world history and compare it to Bible History, Literature and Art. They are all basically saying the same thing. America must wake up to its spiritual heritage, and many of these same spiritual leaders are also saying that they are beginning to see the sparks of a third or fourth Great Awakening in our country. That is Good news!
Rev. Craft spoke here in Boise back in April on Morality and Freedom “America’s dynamic duo,” and he asked the question “Does morality really matter?” Media and special interest groups often tell us two lies they want us to believe.
Lie #1: “We must preserve separation of Church and State.”
Lie #2: “Morality and performance in office are separate matters.”
Our Founding Fathers had a great deal to say on these issues.
PHOTO (left): Independence Hall (Philadephia, Pennsylvania), where the Declaration of Independence was authored.
In Independence Hall where our Founding Fathers first declared an ndependent nation and later created a Republic, John Adams said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
It was interesting to watch and listen to C-Span about a month ago. Our Ex-President Clinton was speaking to a large group of reporters and Democrats in Washington, D.C. He pointed his finger at them and said, “If you don’t think morals are important to the American people, you better think again!” Possibly, just maybe, he learned something in office. There is hope for him and for our country.
I just returned from Texas where I visited my grandchildren and family. While I was there, I checked into the progress of “Putting the Bible back into the Public Schools” project and they are making great progress! They are up from fifty school districts to fifty five that are teaching the Bible in public schools as History, Literature or Art. Praise the Lord.
For more information, call me at (208) 954-2788 or E-mail Tammy Seydel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference web sites for history of our Godly American Heritage:
National Council On Biblical Curriculum in Public Schools
Bible Literacy Project
New TV Special Connects Darwin to Hitler
Our Godly American Heritage Update - The Bible in Public Schools.
For more information, call Dr. Chuck Seldon in Boise at (208) 830-6165.
Response To Article Above?
Chuck Seldon: "This lawsuit may or may not go to the US Supreme Court, but we win either way.
If it does not go to the Supreme Court, we still win with 43 other States that already have the Bible in the public school.
The people of Idaho will not allow it to be banned in our state."
Pray If You Want To
CBS and Katie Couric must be in a panic and rushing to reassure the White House that this is not network policy--
Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer.
Folks, this is the year that we RE-TAKE AMERICA
Keep this going around the globe.
Read it and forward every time you receive it.
We can't give up on this issue.
Andy Rooney and Prayer
Andy Rooney says:
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 and Canada, countries founded on Christian principles.
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 humour 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.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek
while our courts strip us of all our 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 too long.
It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want.
It is time that 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 honour Him.
That is your right, and we will honour your right;
but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.
We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"
God bless us one and all...
Especially those who denounce Him,
God bless America and Canada,
despite all our faults,
We are still the greatest nation of all.
God bless our service men who are fighting
to protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let's make 2011 the year the silent majority is heard
and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions.
And our military forces come home from all the wars.
Keep looking up.
"Be glad in the LORD and REJOICE!" --Psalm 32:11
"This is the day the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice in it and be glad"
Dr. Charles Seldon: "This man has great wisdom. He is about the same age as I am and about the same age as Benjamin Franklin was when he met in Philadelphia to help write the Constitution. I agree with him completely."
ADL Is Wrong|
Abortion and World War II Holocaust Have Much In Common
by Gary McMullough
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OPINION, Nov. 11, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- This week the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release in which they condemned the film "180" for comparing abortion to the Holocaust, calling the movie "cynical and perverse."
Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire, disagrees with the Anti-Defamation League and submits the following:
In 1992 I visited three death camps in Poland. On the walls of a building in Stuthoff and several building in Auschwitz, hang the portraits of over a hundred of the millions of victims of the gas chambers. At both death camps, you can gaze upon piles of shoes, thousands of pairs of shoes, in all sizes. And literal bales of women's hair, stacked like some many bales of hay. And next to the hair-bales are bolts of fabric that had been manufactured from the hair shaved from the heads of thousands of dead, murdered young women. And suitcases, piled to the ceiling, marked with white paint, the name, year of birth, and nationality of the owner. Many of the suitcases were of children; five, six, and seven years old. Another room was full of eye glasses, the next, brushes and combs, the next room, stacked wall to wall, floor to ceiling, were prosthesis all every sort, legs and arms, and wheel-chairs and crutches.
This collection, this shrine to "Never-Again," displayed what was but a fraction of the booty gathered from the killing of millions of mothers, sisters and brothers, husbands and grandparents and children over the years we now call the Holocaust. These were the items that had not yet been packaged for shipment. These glasses, shoes, clothing, etc. were to be shipped to people in need, taken from useless non-persons, to go to the sustenance of the higher race. A guard, would pick through the belongings of the still warm non-person for something to send home to his family; perhaps a needed pair of pants, or a Sunday's-best dress that his bride would wear about town with him on his next leave, a pair of glasses that would be of use to his mother, she has needed a better pair for oh so long.
Of all these exhibits screaming of man's inhumanity toward man, one moved me to tears, a small pile of children's toys.
As our tour group exited the building, I approached our guide. Why didn't someone stop this? Why did the townspeople blow the place up? Why didn't our allied forces obliterate the death camps?
Her response was one well thought out. As a guide at Auschwitz for seven years, she is asked that most every day. She stated, "Many people for years, much wiser than I, have debated that exact question. Survivors of this camp have said they would have gladly given their lives to see this place destroyed and the killing stopped. One thing that most all agree on though, is in regard to the three sets of railroad tracks coming to the camp. They should have been destroyed. They knew where the killing was being done. They had the ability, and even if the tracks would have been rebuilt in a matter of days, thousands of lives would have been saved, thousands of lives.
Immediately I responded, "You know, that's what we do." Up to this point, she did not know that the entire group touring Auschwitz that day was part of a group in the USA called Operation Rescue. I went on to explain to her that when we "rescue," when we hold a sit-in in front of an abortion clinic, we "take out the tracks." We don't destroy the clinic/death-camp, we don't kill the butchers. But for a short period of time we keep the non-persons/the babies, from getting to the death-camp. We buy a little time for the innocent.
Two weeks later I was back in the US participating in a peaceful protest, blocking the doors of an abortion clinic. While hand-cuffed, from the back of a paddy-wagon, I tried to explain our actions to a group of police officers. While these officers were arresting and carrying away one limp rescuer after another I told them of my recent trip to the death-camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Stuthoff.
|Officer, did you know...|
|At the Auschwitz death-camp: ||At this (abortion) death-camp: |
|The Cyclon-B nerve gas was delivered in train cars marked with the Red-Cross as medical ||The killing devices are sold and delivered, and even tax-deductible as medical equipment. |
|A heart injection was sometimes used to terminate the non-person. ||A heart injection is sometimes used to terminate the baby. |
|Many of the bodies were burned in crematoriums, at the death-camp. ||Many of the bodies are burned in crematoriums, at the death-camp. |
|The availability of healthy, live bodies drew many researchers for experimentation and profit. ||The availability of healthy, live bodies draws many researchers for experimentation and profit. |
|They disguised the gas-chambers as hospitals and medical clinics. ||They disguise the abortion-chambers as hospitals and medical clinics. |
|The Nazis dressed up in the clothing of priests, and mocked God. ||Pro-abortion advocates dress up in the clothing of priests, and mock God. |
|Gruesome experimentation was performed, often simply for the sick entertainment of so called doctors. ||Gruesome experimentation is performed, often simply for the sick entertainment of so called doctors. |
|Body parts were used for decoration and jewelry. ||Body parts are used for decoration and jewelry. |
|Many, because of their health condition, it was considered dignified and more humane to end their life. ||Many, because of their health condition, it is considered dignified and more humane to end their life. |
|All that remains are the ashes of millions of innocent people. ||All that remains are the ashes of millions of innocent people. |
|Most Christians purchased their freedom by co-existing with the killing. ||Most Christians purchase their freedom by co-existing with the killing. |
|Only a small segment of the Church took a stand against the killing and they were easily dealt with. ||Only a small segment of the Church takes a stand against the killing and they are easily dealt with. |
|Most of the world could not, or would not believe that such a holocaust was happening. ||Most of the world cannot, or will not believe that such a holocaust is happening. |
|Judges, Police, Guards, all said they were just, doing their jobs. ||Judges, Police, Guards, all say they were just, doing their job. |
|The Church said they were just obeying the law. ||The Church says they are just obeying the law. |
We have simply become more efficient in the disposing of our non-persons. In part, the job is much easier today because the bodies are smaller and more easily disposed of.
Then the paddy-wagon door shut and a truck load of Christian men finding themselves on their way to jail began to pray.
Others prayed aloud, for the mother waiting to enter the soon to be opened clinic, for God to rescue the children who would be killed there that day. Then it was my time, before God, to open my heart...
Dear Lord, I remember how angry I was, and still am over that pile of children's toys at Auschwitz. How these harmless steps we were taking this morning don't seem to be a match to the violent death awaiting our holocaust victims.
How could even a brain-washed Nazi death-camp guard take a toy off the still warm body of a dead child and give it to his child?! In that sentence, God answered my question with His question:
"How is it that you, my son, washed by me, give your children toys taken from the children killed at the abortion death-camps?"
My crushing anger was now, full-weight on me. How can this be, Lord? I am about to go to jail...again. I am doing all I know to do!
"For each child that is killed; his toys will instead be enjoyed by your children."
Like it or not I have to face the fact that each day I find something more important to do than saving an unborn child's life, I have chosen that my job, my comforts, my wife's clothing and yes, even my children's toys were more important than the life of an unborn child.
There is no "feel-good" end to this story; no secret solution. We have gone too far down the road to Auschwitz. We have a thousand Dachaus, Treblinkas, and Auschwitz in America, advertising in the yellow-pages.
As the death-camps reared their ugly heads during World War II some of America's citizens recognized the threat and rose to the challenge. They didn't wait for our nation to enter the war, they went to Canada, enlisted, and went to fight Hitler and the Nazi War Machine. However, most of the nation waited for an official declaration of war.
But when war was declared, every able-bodied, clear thinking man entered the fight. If a young man was not serving his country, his courage and manhood was called into question. Men and women came from the countryside to the cities to work in the factories as part of the war effort. Factories that produced automobiles and appliances re-tooled to make items needed to win a war. Housewives conserved everything from nylons to rubber-bands to help beat the Nazis. And still the ashes of millions of burned bodies testified that we did too little, too late.
When will the time has come for us to do our duty before God and country in regard to the holocaust of abortion? When will it be time for every able-bodied, clear-thinking Christian to enter the fight? If a young man is not saving the lives of innocent children, is his courage and manhood called into question?
As in Nehemiah, chapter three, everyone from merchants to shepherds set aside their usual job for a time, to rebuild the wall. Every Christian ministry, God ordained and set apart for a particular need, must re-tool to win this war. To continue to do business as usual while there are death-camps operating down the street is an insult to our Creator.
And still the ashes of millions of burned bodies will testify that we did too little, too late.
It was common practice to keep a few Jews, Poles, and others alive for six months. They would be forced to write home and lie to their friends or relatives about the conditions at Auschwitz. After the letter was written they would be taken to the gas chamber and killed like the others, then cremated.
Hanging on the wall today in Auschwitz is a fragment of an actual uncensored letter from Monika Dombke, born 1920, to her mother. That letter reads:
"Electric wires, high and double
Won't let you Mom - you won't see your daughter
So don't believe those censored letters of mine
cause the truth is different; but don't cry, Mom.
And if you would like to seek out your child's trace
Don't ask anyone, don't knock anywhere:
look for the ashes in the fields of Auschwitz
It will be there. But don't cry - enough of bitterness here.
And if you would like to discover your child's trace
look for the ashes in the fields of Birkenau
They'll be there - so look for the ashes
In the fields of Auschwitz, in the woods of Birkenau,
Mom, look for the ashes - I'll be there!"
"This is the most shocking news article I have ever read.
We must learn from history and this must never happen again.
It appears that it is happening again in America."
The U.S. Constitution
Is Over 95 Percent Destroyed
A fanatical statement? Our Founding Fathers prophesied it would happen if our “religion and private morality” grossly degenerated. That has happened. Still, almost nobody heeds the warning of the Founding Fathers. That lack of response reveals how little the Constitution means to us.
Philadelphia Trumpet Magazine - August 2011
The U.S. Constitution is the SUPREME LAW of the land. When the people no longer keep that law, a crisis will hurl us into violent anarchy and destructive chaos, so prophesied our Founding Fathers. Unless our Constitution is based on biblical religion and biblical morality, it will not work, so stated the Founding Fathers.
Time magazine recently wrote a cover article about how the U.S. Constitution was under siege, but not in a crisis. I totally disagree.
The Constitution is on its deathbed. But almost nobody understands or knows why.
Will we allow the Founding Fathers to tell us why?
Christianity today has become an empty ritual. What does America's Christianity do to stop us from flooding the world with family-destroying pornography? No other nation even comes close to what we produce.
What does that say about our religion and private morality? Anybody who understands the Bible knows how it condemns such sick, moral depravity!
New York was the sixth state to approve homosexual "marriage." Marriage is a type of the firstfruits marrying Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:7). That is the beginning of all mankind being led into the Family of God forever. That is also the gospel, the good news of the coming Family or Kingdom of God.
Those who promote homosexual "marriage" try to redefine what marriage and family are. It is an abominable attempt to destroy the heart of the biblical message of good news for all mankind! (Request our free booklets "Why Marriage! Soon Obsolete?" and "The God Family Vision" for more information.)
The main cause of homosexuality is the breakdown of the family. Instead of changing broken families, we approve of homosexual "marriages" and add to our heinous sins.
Where are the Christian leaders today who will even label homosexuality a sin? The Bible is Jesus Christ in print. A true Christian is one who follows Christ. The Bible labels homosexuality an abomination.
Where are our leaders who will speak out against family breakdown, pornography, U.S. drug usage and the crime it causes? Our drug addicition has turned Mexico into a war zone.
The Constitution won't work for such biblically immoral people! Who is willing to hear what our own Founding Fathers prophesied? All political parties are guilty of rejecting their warning.
The War Against the Constitution
The Greek Empire tried to establish the rule of law. It failed and the empire collapsed. The Roman Empire also tied to build a society based on law. It was unable to do so, and it too fell. Many other empires experienced the same failure.
The famous British historian Paul Johnson wrote an article titled "No Law Without Order, No Freedom Without Law." It was printed in the Sunday Telegraph, Dec. 26, 1999. In it he wrote, "The rule of law, as distinct from the rule of a person, or class of people, and as opposed to the rule of force, is an abstract, sophisticated concept. It is mighty difficult to achieve. But until it is achieved, and established in the public mind with such vehemence that masses of individuals are prepared to die to uphold it, no other form of progress can be regarded as secure. The Greeks had tried to establish the rule of law but failed. The Romans had succeeded under their republic but Caesar and his successors had destroyed it. The essence of the rule of law is its impersonality, omnipotence and ubiquity. It is the same law for everyone, everywhere -- kings, emperors, high priests, the state itself, are subject to it.
If exceptions are made, the rule of law begins to collapse -- that was the grand lesson on antiquity" (emphasis added throughout).
Yes, "that was the grand lesson" of history. But have we learned that lesson? Failure to do so means we pay the supreme sacrifice: loss of our republic.
The continual problem of man has been his failure to learn from history.
Are "masses of individuals ... prepared to die" to uphold America's rule of law? Mr Johnson states that this is our only security!
Do you feel secure?
Our Forefather's Goal
Early immigrants who came to this land were often persecuted in the countries they left. They usually lacked religious freedom.
"Both in Virginia and in New England to the north, the colonists were determined, God-feearing men," Mr. Johnson wrote, "often in search of a religious toleration denied them at home, who brought their families and were anxious to farm and establish permanent settlements. They put political and religious freedom before riches ... Thus took shape the economic dynamo that eventually became the United States -- an experiment designed to establish the rule of God on Earth ..." (ibid).
What a goal. They planned to establish the rule of God on Earth! That means they had the goal of each person keeping the Ten Commandments of God -- the basis of all righteous law.
How many Americans are willing to face that reality? Not many. Because then we would have to admit that we often fight not to establish law, but to promote lawlessness!
Consider some statements from the Founding Fathers. In his first inaugural, President George Washington said, "The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality." And in his famous Farewell Address, he said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indespensable supports." Without religion and morality, Washington knew the American experiment was doomed to fail. John Adams backed him up: "Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." Religion and morality are firmly rooted in Divine Law.
In 1954, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote, "I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it."
What political or religious leaders would make such statements as these men did? Even the politicians who established our republic were more spiritual than most of our religious leaders today!
The Constitution is the foundation of our republic. And the Ten Commandments were, in many ways, the foundation of the Constitution. Our forefathers believed that if we didn't keep God's Ten Commandments, our republic would collapse!
It was much harder for our Founding Fathers to spill streams of blood winning our freedom, and to create and establish our Constitutional Law, than it is for us just to maintain it! So we ought to respect our Founding Fathers above ourselves. But we are too vain and arrogant to see how profoundly strong they were and how pathetically shallow and weak we are.
The Constitution was based to a great extent on God's law. That is why I believe is is the noblest document ever written by a government of this world.
What a rare document it is. Our forefathers had the awesome opportunity to establish the rule of God in the wealthiest country ever. So they established a Constitution to protect all of us from the extremems of human reason. Tyrants, unjust judges and biased leaders were controlled by this law.
Did your Founding Fathers know that the Bible interprets itself? To some extent, I believe they did. And they probably patterned the Constitution after the Bible, in that sense. The Constitution is a document that interprets itself probably better than any book or document, other than the Bible.
We see indescribable confusion about the Bible today. Why? Because people won't let it interpret itself!
We received some foundational direction from Britain's Magna Carta. But Britain has no constitution.
Our persecuted forefathers wanted their protection spelled out in detail. They had suffered intensely at the hands of tyrants. Such tribulation deepens a people's understanding about the value of freedom.
Will we have to experience indescribable tribulation before we can appreciate our freedom, which is given to us by the Rule of Law?
When Robert Bork was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, it created a firestorm in Congress, and he failed to get confirmed. Shortly thereafter, he wrote The "Tempting of America", which I believe is the best book about constitutional law in a century -- perhaps ever.
The founders of the Constitution put in place the walls, roof and beams of our Constitution, as Mr. Bork said. The judges" purpose is to preserve the architectural features -- adding only filigree or ornamental work. Instead, the lawyers and judges are changing the very structure of our representative democracy.
The Constitution is being altered dramatically. And it is the foundation of our republic! We are experiencing a constitutional earthquake, and most of our people don't even know it -- yet. Your future is being changed for you, and often you have no input.
This process is sure to lead to anarchy! That is why you and I should be deeply concerned.
Why did our Founding Fathers work so hard to establish the Constitution? Because it was to be the supreme law of the land.
"A well-known Harvard law professor," Mr. Bork wrote, "turned to me with some exasperation and said, "Your notion that the Constitution is in some sense law must rest upon an obscure philosophic principle with which I am unfamiliar."
But notice what the Constitution itself states: "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."
"The senators and representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office of public trust under the United States."
A Harvard law professor is actually stating that the Constitution is not even law! That view comes from our most prestigious university. The vary fact that he would even make that statment shows that we are already getting into extreme lawlessness!
Cal Thomas wrote in the March 8, 2000, Washington Times, "In the final Democratic debate before the Super Tuesday election, Vice President Al Gore responded to a question about the type of Supreme Court justices he as president would select: 'I would look for justices of the Supreme Court who understand that our Constitution is a living and breathing document, that it was intended by our founders to be interpreted in the light of the constantly evolving experience of the American people.' ...
"Mr. Gore's view of the Constitution, shared by most political liberals, is one of the most dangerous philosophies of our time. It establishes a class of philosopher kings who determine the rights of the people and shreds the Constitution as a document that conforms people to unchanging principles that promote their own and the general welfare.
"A 'living' Constitution, notes constitutional attorney John Whitehead, means the Constitution is 'up for grabs,' and it becomes whatever the justices decide, not the people through their elected representatives ....
"The founders never intended the courts to be supreme. Their intention was that the Law, rooted in objective and unchanging truth, would be preeminent."
Law scholars today don't believe the Constitution was "rooted in objective and unchanging truth" -- that is, they don't believe our founders established the rule of law. But that's just what the founders did. And now most lawyers and judges reject their foundational work.
Douglas Cox worked in the Office of Legal Counsel for Ronald Reagan and Geoge Bush. Here is what he stated in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 2, 1998: "The entire justice system is predicated on the theory that witnesses will tell the truth. Permitting a culture of lying to take root in the justice system would ultimately destroy the system."
He believes a lying culture would ultimately destroy our justice system! (Or has is already?)
Our views today reflect a deadly degeneration into lawlessness!
Why Religion and Morality
In 1776, the year Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his cousin, "It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." There it is again. Why did the Founding Fathers keep poiniting back to these fundamental building blocks? Adams himself answered that question in 1798, while serving as president: "Our Constitution was made ONLY for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Alexix de Tocqueville's 19th-century observations on the American republic answer this critical question. After touring America for two years in the early 1830's, he returned home to France and wrote his political classic, "Democracy in America." Like the Founding Fathers, Tocqueville acknowledged that religion and morality were indispensable to the maintenance of the American republic. Why indispensable? He said that while the constitutional law of liberty allowed Americans complete freedom to do as they pleased, religion prevented them from doing that which was immoral and unjust. In short, Tocqueville surmised, liberty could not be governed apart from religious faith, lest there be anarchy.
Without the moral restrictions of a higher spiritual law, the liberty afforded Americans in the Constitution would be abused. George Washington knew that! So did the rest of the Founding Fathers. That's why they kept harping on religion and morality. They did not want to see the United States of America self-destruct.
The success of our Constitution does not depend on which political party we belong to -- it depends on how biblically spiritual we are!
Today, Americans have departed from the ideals of our forefathers. We reason that religion and morality are nice, but certainly not necessary for the overall wellbeing of the nation. We have been led to falsely assume that private morality and public duty are separate issues. George Washington would have been appalled by such reasoning. And he was the father of our nation.
Times have certainly changed in the United States of America. Imagine a fornicator or adulterer being publicly ridiculed because of his sin. For that matter, imagine a public official even calling those acts sinful. Does it seem old-fashioned? It wasn't 200 years ago.
Let's look at what our first two presidents believed about the family. "In short, the founders' generation believed that men's and women's interests were complementary, and they saw marriage as the divinely ordained, naturally good way to organize life. George Washington had started his presidency by pointing out that public life must be grounded on private morality. His successor, John Adams, devoted husband of Abigail, was even more specific: the 'foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.' He went on to say that children learn the meaning of morality, religion, and respect for law from the habitual fidelity of their parents to one another" (Angelo Codevilla, The Character of Nations).
This is the only way to remove the sin of homosexuality!
When Americans go from proclaiming that a free society can only exist when founded on private morality to thinking that character just doesn't matter, it is time to ask some hard questions about the future of this nation.
The American people's response is a fightening portent of our nation's future. If we fail to understand, that doesn't make the bad news go away.
Are you willing to heed the dire prophecy of your own Founding Fathers?
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Bible Literacy In America: "The Best Seller Nobody Reads" by Dennis Leap
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