Skip to comments.The New York Times’ Anti-Religion Agenda
Posted on 11/12/2008 12:45:31 PM PST by AIM Freeper
In its relentless drive to secularize our society, The New York Times continues to distort the First Amendment.
An editorial in todays paper notes that the Supreme Court is hearing arguments involving Pleasant Grove City, Utah, which has a Ten Commandments monument in a public park but refuses to allow a cult called Summum to erect its own memorial.
Because the City elevated one religion, traditional Christianity, over another, Summum, it violated the First Amendments prohibition against an Establishment of Religion, The Times maintains. The founders regarded this sort of religious preference as so odious that they included a specific provision in the First Amendment prohibiting it.
The New York Times probably thinks the Bill of Rights was drafted by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Madalyn Murray OHair.
In reality, the Establishment Clause was intended to prohibit a state church, like the Church of England. If The Founders thought giving one religion preference was odious, why was Congresss first official act to hire a Christian chaplain? And why did the first Congress appropriate sums of money for Christian missionaries to the Indian tribes?
What about In God We Trust on our currency and One Nation Under God in the Pledge of Allegiance - which clearly give preference to Judeo-Christian tradition over Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Summumism?
The New York Times gives the game away when it insists that public property must be open to all religions on an equal basis - or open to none at all (emphasis added). In other words, a town that chooses to display the Ten Commandments - which are sacred to 90% of the American people and an integral part of our nations heritage - has to give equal space to every other faith and New Age sect thats out there.
Soon, parks and other public places would be overrun with monuments to Shiva, Baal, the Mother Earth, Wicca and the Great Pumpkin. By forcing municipalities to make this choice, The New York Times intends to affect its real purpose - driving religion from the public square and severing our nation from its Judeo-Christian roots.
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The Ten Commandments, “Christian”? Weren’t they handed down by God... to a Jew.
Isn’t the NYTimes in bankruptcy yet?
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;....”
Sounds like government is breaking the law everytime they get involved with religious articles and speech. This should be NO concern of the government. The amendment was to to government out of religion not religion out of government!!!
Doesn’t the prohibition of ALL religious expression violate the first amendment?
That’s basically what political correctness is doing.
Meh. So let the Summum guys put up their whatchamacallit. Problem solved.
It was even more restricted than that. It was only meant to apply to the federal government. It was up to the individual states to decide whether or not to have an official state religion. It was the 14th amendement that gave to the federal courts a green light to make just about every civil rights issue a federal issue.
Did the NYet Times also have an idiotorial against the public funding of religious iconic art like a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine or a portrait of the Madonna and Child made of elephant dung?
The old gray lady, tis a pity she’s a whore. Fishwrap like this will make the fish stink.
Here's a little background: Summum: a glimpse inside
The city of Pleasant Grove should tell the SCOTUS that they will give every group that can demonstrate their ideas are at least 4,000 years old the same consideration it gave to the 10 Commandments, or the 10 Suggestions as the NYT calls them.
Summum can come back in 3,990 years and then we’ll talk.
Um . . . why do people keep insisting that the Ten Commandments are chr*stian???
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