By Paul Bremmer
You're a Christian in America? You're targeted.
That's the message from Fox News host Todd Starnes, who has explored the persecution of the faithful in his new book, "God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values."
"Through my coverage and through my investigative reporting, I've discovered that it's not just a war on religious liberty, but this is in fact a war that is specifically targeting people of the Christian faith," Starnes said.
In "God Less America," Starnes reveals numerous examples of the intolerance toward Christians that has pervaded the Obama years. He tells of a group of schoolchildren who went to a VA hospital to sing Christmas carols. Upon arrival, they were met by a government officer who told them they were not permitted to sing any songs about Jesus. The officer then handed them a list of government-approved Christmas songs.
Other attacks on Christianity routinely are reported: The condemnation of prayer in public meetings, the removal of Ten Commandments images from public places, the banishment of Nativity scenes, and memorial crosses. Schools that remove Christian references from music or art programs. Bans on Christians meeting in homes. And more.
Starnes said some of the most egregious attacks on Christianity have come from the U.S. military under the Obama administration. In the book, he tells the story of a "diversity training session" in which U.S. soldiers were told Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians were "religious extremists," on par with Hamas and al-Qaida.
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He also writes about how officers have been told to hide evidence of their faith by removing religious icons from their desks. He tells tales of chapels in Afghanistan that have been cleansed of all Christian markings, including crosses and images of Jesus.
Starnes attributes this to the "secular-humanist" agenda that he says President Barack Obama has pushed.
"It's really puzzling. This man professes to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and yet he allows his administration to attack his own faith. It just doesn't make sense," Starnes said.
But all of this should be a wake-up call to people of faith, he said. "American Christians are facing an assault on their values. This is a matter not just of religious liberty, but of free speech and the very future of our nation."
Sean Hannity praises Starnes' book, writing, "In this book Todd Starnes combines his signature humor and award-winning investigative journalism skills to expose the left's war on religious liberty."
Starnes believes American Christians are facing uncertain times, that the nation's values are under assault and religious liberty has been undermined.
It's a time right is now wrong and wrong is now right, he suggests, with the vicious left-wing attack against the recent traditional marriage stance by the owner Chick-fil-A serving as a wake-up call to people of faith.
As a reporter covering the culture war for FOX News, Starnes is on the front lines of these attacks against traditional values. In his new book he uses both recent news stories and compelling interviews with today's top conservative leaders to bring to light what is happening across our country.
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