Suppressing Faith in the Name of Freedom

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has had a rough week…and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch:

The Texas Attorney General has offered to defend a Texas county under attack by a group of Wisconsin atheists who are demanding that a Nativity located on the lawn of the Henderson County courthouse be torn down.

“Our message to the atheists is don’t mess with Texas and our Nativity scenes or the Ten Commandments,” Attorney General Greg Abbott told Fox News & Commentary. “I want the Freedom From Religion Foundation to know that our office has a history of defending religious displays in this state.”

Abbott sent a letter to Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders offering whatever help he could provide in the event the county is sued. He also assured the judge that the county has no legal obligation to remove the Nativity scene from the courthouse grounds.

Attorney General Abbott said the [Freedom From Religion Foundation] organization is trying to “bully local governmental bodies” and he said he wanted to make sure Henderson County knows “there is a person, a lawyer and an organization in this state that has their back, that has the law, that has the muscle and firepower to go toe-to-toe with these organizations that come from out of state trying to bully governmental bodies into tearing down things like Nativity scenes.”

Many residents and ministers in this east Texas community have vowed to fight back. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a rally on Saturday to show their support for the Nativity. Nathan Lorick, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff is one of the organizers of the rally. He called on residents to gather peacefully and in a spirit of love.

“It’s time that Americans stand up and take America back for the faith that we were founded upon,” Lorick told Fox News & Commentary last week. “We’re going to stand up and fight for this.”

…The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group based in Wisconsin, sent a letter to Henderson County explaining that a local resident had complained and they wanted the Nativity removed.

“It sends a message of intimidation and exclusion to non-Christians and non-believers this time of year,” FFRF co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor told television station KFDW.

She said the location of the Nativity — on the lawn of the courthouse in Athens, made non-Christians feel unwelcome.

“Anybody walking by that is going to say, ‘Hmmm. This is a Christian government building. I’m not welcome here if I’m not Christian,’” she told the television station.

A real charmer, isn’t she?

This past Friday, Gaylor was on “Talk Memphis”, the morning radio program on 98.9 WKIM-FM in Memphis, TN.

She had been invited to speak about the local battle that the FFRF was engaging in with the town of Whiteville, TN, who had dared to place a cross on top of a water tower in a country where 92% of the citizens believe in God.

The conversation started out pleasant enough. Eventually though, this snobbishly bitter individual’s true nature surfaced, as it always does.

She made the statement, that the mission of this 13,000 member Atheist Group to remove any mention or symbolism of Christianity from America’s public life (and private, if they could get away with it) was comparable to all of the heinous things that Blacks endured in their struggle for Civil Rights.

Well, that did not sit too well with Andrew Clarksenior, the Conservative member of the announce team, which also features Bev Hart and Ken Kincaid.

You see, Andrew is a Christian, who just happens to be Black.  Andrew served our country for 22 years in the Armed Forces and has gone on to a distinguished career with the West Memphis, Arkansas Police Department. He literally opened up a can of verbal whoop you-know-what on Little-Miss-I’m-Smarter-Than-You, much like the can that Fox Business Network Anchor Eric Boling opened up on her bitter ex-minister husband earlier in the week:

What was supposed to be a civil discussion about a nativity scene on public property in Wisconsin quickly turned into a rapid-fire attack upon Christianity when Boling interviewed Dan Barker, a spokesman for the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation. When asked why his group was pushing for the nativity scene’s removal, Barker began to attack Christianity, first by declaring that America is not Christian.

“America is a diverse country. It is not a Christian country,” Barker firmly stated. He went on to say, “The nativity scene basically is an insult to human nature, that we are all doomed and damned…”

Boling quickly cut him off by saying that he was a Christian and the nativity scene was not an insult to him. He then tried to steer the conversation back to the issue at hand – whether or not the nativity scene should be allowed on public property.

But Barker only wanted to continue hurling insults.

“By the way, why was Jesus even born?” Barker asks. “To save us from our sin. What an insult to say we are degraded and depraved human beings.”

Again Boling tried to cut him off, firmly stating, “I cannot allow that on my show. … You sir, are denigrating the name of Jesus and I’m not going to let it happen.”

He then dismissed Barker from the show, cutting to another guest’s comments. Barker was not seen further in the rest of the show.

I have been writing this post with a smile on my face.

It’s time for Americans to stand up to what I’ve labeled as “The Tyranny of the Minority.”  As I’ve written before:

Per gallup.com, 92% of Americans believe in God and 75 % of Americans proclaim their Christianity. Therefore, it stands to reason that only 8% of Americans are Atheists.

This little organization out of Wisconsin has made money from suing 57 American high schools and other entities for daring to exercise their Christian Faith in public.  I would like to know, because I’ve researched, and the actual amount is nowhere to be seen, how much these bitter snobs have made off of their endeavors.  They are not as noble as they claim.

So, on this Sunday morning, I’m  saying a prayer of thanks, support, and supplication for the folks in Henderson County, Texas and Whiteville, Tennessee.

Stay strong, y’all.  The overwhelming majority of Americans are behind you.

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One Response to Suppressing Faith in the Name of Freedom

  1. TP109 says:

    This is the Saul Alinsky strategy of puffing yourself up to look bigger than you are. Are there really 13, 000 members and even if so, they are miniscule in comparison to 92% who believe in God and to the 8% of atheists most of whom surely do not belong to this group.