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God and freedom assaulted in the Senate

America, America, God shed His grace on thee. Why? It wasn’t because we were His favorites. Nor because we were the richest. But there was something about America that wasn’t found in other Western nations.

Blessed more than Mexico, Canada or any nation in South America that came looking for gold, as you can see at the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America came looking for God.

Why has God blessed us so richly? Get a glimpse into Western Hemisphere history from a 1789 snapshot:

So America was dedicated to God, and Haiti was dedicated to Satan. Then, rag-tag America conquered the most powerful nation in the world and went on to become the richest nation in the world. Haiti went from the very richest to the very poorest nation in the world.

There are two things America loved most: God and freedom. But, last week we turned our back on both.

Like honoring a golden calf for our deliverance, last Thursday, I stood in horror watching the state-sanctioned prayer to false gods on the floor of the United States Senate. Ante and Katherine Pavkovic and their daughter, Christan Sugar, were arrested when they boldly stood up in the Senate Gallery and proclaimed: “Lord Jesus, forgive us, Father, for allowing the prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination in your sight. … You shall have no other gods before you. You are the one true, living God. … Lord have mercy.”

Ante talked about the event on my radio program. The incident is also available to watch online.

Unless you sing “Gods bless America, let your senators know how you feel about this abomination: 202-224-3121. God is not fond of idolatry. Ask the people of Haiti.

Why did this happen? Perhaps the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for 28 million evangelical Christians to stay home on election day.

We have ushered in idolatry with the “official U.S. government stamp of approval” (not to mention the postage stamp dedicated to Islam). And now we are about to strip freedom of speech and criminalize Christianity with the most dangerous amendment in America – No. 2067, about to be attached to the Defense Authorization bill, H.R. 1585.

I wrote about it extensively in my book, “The Criminalization of Christianity,” but here’s the cliff notes of what so called “hate crime” legislation has already done in America. This is no longer up for debate. Here are the facts:

Just how many cases do we need to cite before America stands up and stops the bill that will criminalize Christianity?

The vote on the amendment that would enshrine this kind of criminalization in national law is scheduled in the Senate this week. It will criminalize not just those willing to speak the truth and spread the Gospel in the public square, but those pastors, authors, radio hosts and anyone who “counsels, commands, induces or procures [the commission of a ‘hate crime’], [who will be] punishable as a principal.” –Title 18 U.S. Criminal Code, Section Sec. 2(a).

America, America, God shed His grace on thee. God blessed us because we honored Him. We were given freedom. But we’re about to lose it unless we use it.

Call your senators at 202-224-3121 or use their direct lines or e-mail addresses. Let them know what you think about the government-approved idolatrous prayer and the assault on Christians and freedom of speech in the dangerous “hate crime amendment” (No. 2067) to the Defense Authorization bill, H.R. 1585. Then go register 10 people to vote.

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