In 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama told the American people, "I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so 90s. Their days are growing dark."
Following the election in 2008 we have seen an unprecedented expansion of the culture war---a war against our nation's Christian heritage, our Christian values, freedom of religion, specifically Christianity, the Bible, and ultimately a war against Almighty God Himself.
A terrific resource has become available this week which enables Christians and conservatives to access an interactive map identifying more than 200 anti-Christian organizations that have set up shop in each state.
Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking to Congress on the growing threat of terrorism. In doing so he is speaking to the American people and the world.
In rebellion to his speech, President Obama, Vice President Biden and 42 Democrats have said they will not be attending.
The Hill is reporting the names of those refusing to attend.
Which states have the most anti-Christian activities?
Attorney J. Matt Barber said this week, following the 2007 statement by Barack Obama, "America's soon to be cultural Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greatest part of a decade waging war against our nation's Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history."
Barber says, "Today his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated."
He says the crusade is accelerating.
Indeed it is.
We regularly report on incidences where florists and bakers and photographers and pharmacists are punished by the force of law for practicing their faith in their business---for believing in natural marriage and the sanctity of life.
It is a common occurrence for public school kids to be shunned and mocked by peers and teachers for their Christian faith, while school boards and municipal leaders scurry into the shadows fearful of the threatened lawsuit because of a spoken word, a tract or God forbid, an actual Bible showing up on government property.
It is a common occurrence for military personnel to be punished for sharing their Christian faith with a peer, or a chaplain sharing words from the Bible with those hurting and scarred from war.
We will continue to report and offer thoughts and commentary on these matters in order to inform Christians and conservatives. And to encourage and inspire by putting it all in perspective with God's Word.
Now there is a terrific new resource available.
American Family Association has released an interactive "Bigotry Map."
It identifies groups and organizations whose actions are deeply intolerant of the Christian religion---groups and organizations who initiate or directly support efforts to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.
This is a link to their interactive map that shows which organizations have set up shop in your state.
AFA will be monitoring their activities and reporting on them going forward.
We will be following closely and reporting to you regularly on those activities as well.
It's clear that the culture war is not "so 90s" and it has grown darker.
However, I'm encouraged because I see a light in the darkness---an awakening among conservatives and people of Christian faith unlike anything I've seen in recent decades.
I believe the tide is changing.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Free.