Thursday, February 26, 2009

GOD: The New "Four" Letter Word in Public Schools

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Bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. Everywhere-bailouts. The automakers want more, the banks want more, the nation's largest insurance company wants more because the $150 billion they got last year isn't enough.

What happens when the government check that the President and his Congress writes is returned, marked "insufficient funds"?

54% of Americans now oppose bailouts.

55% say the media tries to make the economy sound even worse than it is. Imagine that.

GOD: The New "Four" Letter Word in Public Schools

John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, is considered by many to be conservative America's foremost legal, political and cultural watch dog.

I first met John when I interviewed him on television some years ago. I was impressed with his grasp of the issues then and still am.

Whitehead has gained a great deal of insight into the issue of religious discrimination in public schools as a result of the many cases that have come across his desk over the years.

He is now saying that he believes that "GOD" has become the new four letter word in the classroom, at least in most public schools across America.

Why this has come to pass is very concerning.

Whitehead says, "An elite segment of society that views God as irrelevant has come to predominate."

He says that elitists--the people who run society, from public education to certain governmental agencies and institutions, have basically decided that God is irrelevant in public discussion.

This, he says, ignores the 120 million or more people in America who take their religion seriously, practice it and who pay taxes to support these very institutions.

These people are being forced, along with their religious rights and free speech rights, into subservience to all other beliefs.

He says the issue is not, as secularists, the ACLU and others would have you believe, separation of church and state. It is an issue of the religious believer versus the state.

This, Whitehead believes, is a denial of everything this country stands for in terms of the freedom of speech, religion and a respect for moral tradition.

He says it reminds him of the old Soviet Union or even China where people of faith must fend off the state.

Whitehead has released a six-minute video on the subject. I strongly recommend you view it.

Patrick Henry once said that, "When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains."

It is clear that many who have cloistered themselves in public education have a very different view and priority than most Americans. They have, especially in public colleges and universities, often hiding behind tenure, espouse anti-American and anti-Christian views.

This cannot help but have a negative effect on this country and our culture.

Abraham Lincoln knew this and once said, "The philosophy of the classroom today, will be the philosophy of government tomorrow."

This is a time when Christians are being called upon to stand and take back their country.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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