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The Dogs of Hate will stop at nothing to besmirch, insult, smear, and desecrate religion and religious symbols. These neo-Bolsheviks are attacking the Ten Commandments in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Kentucky and California. And they won’t relent until every last display has been expunged from public view. To them, these guidelines are worse than vile pornography.
The enemies of our religious freedom are relentless in their efforts to redefine the American way of life. The case of Glassroth v. Moore is a classic example of their aggression and intolerance.
In August of 2001, Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, installed a beautiful granite monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. He wanted to affirm the roots of American life, liberty and law. As such, the monument displayed the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem, the national motto, the oath of all public officials, along with a copy of the Ten Commandments. Who could have a problem with that?
Stephen Glassroth, that’s who. As the plaintiff in this case and, apparently, an attorney with nothing better to do, he mounted the charge to remove a display of the Ten Commandments. Listen to this intolerant nonsense. Glassroth said, “It offends me going to work every day and coming face to face with that symbol.”
Is this lost soul not offended by the smut on TV? He’s not offended by the slaughter of unborn children? He’s not offended by Saddam’s torture chambers? No. Rather than tackle real life-and-death issues, his blood starts to boil when he sees the Ten Commandments on display.
Glassroth was not alone. Three un-civil liberties groups hastened to join Glassroth in his effort to stifle the display of the Big Ten: the Red Diaper Doper Babies of the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.
We’re talking about the Axis of the Irreligious-Evil here.
You need to know two things that were not reported anywhere in the media. On the home page of the Southern Poverty Law Center website, you’ll find a link to their sister organization, Tolerance.org. What’s this? The SPLC preaches tolerance? In bold letters they claim to “FIGHT HATE AND PROMOTE TOLERANCE.” Let’s see. That must mean they are tolerant unless they come in contact with the Ten Commandments. In which case, they sue and trample on your freedom of expression.
The arrogance and hypocrisy of these freedom-hating agitators are unmatched. They take donations to promote tolerance; they lecture the sheeple in ways to be tolerant; but then they turn around and drag those people with whom they disagree to court.
The SPLC expects everyone to practice tolerance just so long as it’s a tolerance for their narrowly defined pet issues: gay, trans, bi, tri, et al. But the moment someone expresses a faith-based opinion, they whip out the jackhammer and blast away with all of the hatred and intolerance they supposedly preach against.
There’s a second irony that defines these hypocrites.
On the SPLC webpage, they proudly display a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: “Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Of course, MLK was paraphrasing Amos 5:24 from the Old Testament. Are you getting the picture? On one hand they quote the Bible when it suits their agenda. On the other hand, they censor your free expression to do the same.
After listening to one week of arguments, Federal Judge Myron Thompson ruled against Justice Moore and in favor of tossing the Ten Commandments out on the streets. Thompson called Moore’s tribute to American law “nothing less than an obtrusive year-round religious display.” Thompson’s ignorance of American history and his contempt for our constitutional foundation are stunning. Frankly, this stench on the bench is making me clench.
Constitutional scholar Dr. Alan Keyes blasted Judge Thompson, calling him “a lawless judge who is taking his opinions out of thin air, not on the basis of any law … [H]e has no grounds, no [legal] basis whatsoever, from which to address this issue.” This judicial tyranny must stop! Do you see what Judge Thompson has done?
“What they are doing,” Keyes says, “is imposing a uniform national regime of disbelief and atheism on the people of this country! They are doing exactly what the Constitution of the United States forbids.”
Evidently, that’s perfectly fine with Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Douglas Johnstone, who opposed Judge Moore from day one. On the heels of this federal decision, Johnstone whined, “My personal concern is the theocratic movement in Alabama and in this country.”
Hold on. What “theocratic movement” is this mental dwarf talking about? Johnstone droned on about his opposition to the display of the Ten Commandments, saying, “Theocracy is a real problem in the Middle East … and it’s something we need to avoid here.” Do you see what this Demoncat is doing? He’s equating the Ten Commandments with Middle Eastern terrorism.
Would someone explain to me how the public exhibition of the Ten Commandments “establishes” a religion in this country? Tell me, how does it perpetuate a theocracy? Last time I checked, the Commandments were not required reading.
You are free to ignore them.
You are free to embrace them.
You are free to reject them.
You are free to celebrate them.
But you are not free to rewrite history. James Madison, the author of the First Amendment, argued forcefully on behalf of the Ten Commandments and couldn’t imagine a nation that wasn’t governed and “sustained” by them.
Mark my words. This battle over the Ten Commandments is a defining issue. We are at a defining moment in our history. Will you allow the vacuous vultures to devour every last vestige of religion?
You see, once they have successfully pulverized the Ten Commandments, their next target will be to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, the San Fransicko-based 9th Jerkit Court declared that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. These ignoramuses sided with the angry atheist who sued his school district because he claimed his child “was injured” by the reciting of the Pledge as part of the daily school routine.
Before you know it, you will not be free to express your religious beliefs in any meaningful way. Why? Once God has been chased out of the country, those who believe in Him are the next to go.
I, for one, don’t believe we should allow the irreligious minority to dictate how the majority should live. That’s one reason I founded the Paul Revere Society and wrote “The Savage Nation” and the book you’re reading now: to sound the alarm that the Enemy Within is encroaching on our most sacred freedoms.
Coming Monday, the next Savage Slice: “Hollywood’s hatred of America.”