Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Texas Teens Defend The Flag---The Christian Flag

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With the growing disgust toward multimillionaire professional football players kneeling, scowling, sitting and hiding during the National Anthem and the honoring of our flag, it's refreshing to see a group of high school kids stand not only for the US Flag, but the Christian Flag as well.

When the angry atheists demanded the Christian flag be removed---the kids took action.

And: In follow up to my article yesterday regarding the Clintons and the Obama Administration colluding with Russian operatives and giving Russia 20% of all US uranium, there is a new timeline created by a veteran reporter and journalist.

First, the follow-up. Journalist Michael Chapman has created a timeline regarding the Clinton's and Obama Administration's collusion with Russian operatives and how much more money was directed to the Clintons than previously known.

I mentioned yesterday that Bill had received $500,000 for a single speech, but the amount directed to the Clinton Foundation is stunning. It is now known that the amount exceeded $35 million---probably more.

This is Chapman's article and timeline.

If you are a Christian, read this and smile.

The red, white and blue has flown outside LaPoynor High School in LaRue, Texas for as long as anyone can remember. The kids and the community love and respect the flag---and the Republic for which it stands...

With the US flag, the Texas flag also flies.

And so does the Christian flag.

For now, the angry atheists from Wisconsin are only trying to get rid of the Christian flag.

Todd Starnes with Fox says, "The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school board demanding the flag be removed."

You know their argument.

They claim having the "Christian" flag displayed by the school "confers government endorsement of Christianity, in violation of the Establishment Clause."

The school superintendent told the local news they are reviewing the atheist's letter and thinking about it.

While the school thinks and considers, the teenagers have acted.

They've decided to stand up to the atheists.

Several kids purchased their own Christian flags and mounted them in the back of their pick-up trucks.

It's a beautiful thing to see the trucks pulling into the parking lot and parking with Christian flags waving in the breeze.

The other night, the school board had a meeting with local residents. It appears the adults feel much like their kids.

They told the board the "The Freedom From Religion organization has a distorted and inaccurate view of the separation of church and state in the First Amendment."

Laurie Gaynor, co-President and co-founder with her husband Dan Barker (a former evangelical pastor) of the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation, called the school displaying a Christian flag, "an egregious violation."

Despite the call for its removable, as of yesterday, the Christian flag was still waving, along with those in the pick-up trucks.

One resident told KLTV regarding the atheists, "I'd like to say that their viewpoint is probably void and alien to that of our Founding Fathers."

Shaine Snyder and others told KETK, "If God is challenged, He is up for the challenge---and obviously so are those who love and serve Him".

It's interesting that Laurie Gaynor and others like her see the display of a Christian Flag as such an "egregious act."

It is the letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists assuring them the government could not interfere in their ministry and affairs that is most often referred to regarding the "Wall of Separation."

However, the letter is pretty clear Jefferson was using the "wall" analogy to emphasize that the government is shut out of the church.

Secular progressives have stood that truth on it's head, revising the meaning of Jefferson's words and intent to be a useful tool to silence the church in the public square.

This is what Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists:

To messers. Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.
The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.
Th Jefferson
Jan. 1. 1802.

It is inconceivable that Jefferson who, along with other Founding Fathers, advocated for and attended Sunday Christian Church services in the US Capitol for years, would be advocating for a separation that somehow caused the Christian Church to be unwelcome on government property.

He didn't. Neither did his colleagues who were also Founding Fathers.

David Barton has written a documented overview of this matter. Take a few minutes and read it.

The kids in Texas, and their parents have a clear understanding of the original intent of our Constitution, and those who framed it.

Be Informed. Be Bold. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.