Skip to comments.America’s Judeo-Christian Roots are Bigger Than Texas
Posted on 08/22/2011 6:16:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The hysterical reaction to Republican presidential hopeful Governor Rick Perrys faith is about as overblown as his home state of Texas is big. Perry is facing a federal lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) purportedly because Perry prayed publicly for our nation.
America is headed south to a place much hotter than Texas, and you would think national figures offering prayers for the nation would be a source of inspiration. Even still, FFRF filed the lawsuit to prevent the beckoning of blessing from the God of whom this country was founded.
Filing the lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas, the FFRF argued the prayer event Perry attended violated the First Amendments Establishment Claus. They claimed it could be harmful or counterproductive as a substitute for reasoned action. What does that even mean? If you put the collective brain power of the current leadership in Washington into the body of a hummingbird, it would fly backwards, and yet a call to prayer on their behalf is counterproductive to reasoned action?
The very concept of separation of church and state is intellectually dishonest and legally indefensible. Even still, activists attempt to two-step their way around the Constitution in hopes to eradicate Americas Judeo-Christian roots and replace them with their own irreligion.
The simpler solution would be for groups such as the FFRF to accept the fact that prayer has weaved its way into the moral fiber of America since her inception. British colonists fled to America to escape religious intolerance. The first prayer of the Continental Congress, in 1774, clearly laid out our founders intentions in the words: O Lord our Heavenly Father we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. Be Thou present and direct the councils of this honorable assembly All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior. Amen.
The Bill of Rights (the first ten Constitutional amendments) was ratified December 15, 1791. Amendment I speaks to the protection from federal interference in the free exercise of religion, speech, and the press, among other freedoms. Although the term separation of church and state cannot be found in the Constitution, activists who seem to be about as friendly as fire ants to Americas Judeo-Christian roots borrowed words from and built case law around a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to church leaders in 1802 mentioning a wall of separation.
The United States Supreme Court confirmed our nations Christian DNA in a unanimous decision February 29, 1892 that has never been overruled. The court cited various authorities confirming the influence the Bible had on America since its founding. This decision confirmed our founders intentions in the Constitutions First Amendment to protect citizens from a national religion granting us freedom of religion not freedom from religion.
The court ruled: There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all having one meaning: they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons; they are organic utterances; they speak the voice of the entire group. These authorities were collected to support the historical conclusion that no purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or nation, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth this is a Christian nation
Eric Bearse, spokesman for the Texas prayer gathering Perry attended said they expected this kind of legal harassment, but the right of Americans to assemble and pray has been established for over 200 years. While 200 years of precedence has never stopped Progressives before, it seems there may be a more obvious reason why the man, Perry, who has a campaign winning streak ten elections long, is feared: John Sharp, a 1998 lieutenant governor opponent to Perry summed it up when he said, Running against Perry is like running against God.
That’s what Bill White thought...he had huge donations and support from the lawyers...and was sure they’d put him over to win the governorship...as we know that didn’t work out too well for White....lawyers can team up against all they want...they can’t beat him.
I live in CA and know a lot of fed up obama voters, they are looking at Mitt or Perry. Because one of the reasons they dislike obama now is obamacare, I make sure to remind them of romneycare, and that mitt will be not much better than obama. Perry’s fiscal creds are going to be very influential for the indies. Most of the indies don’t care much about the social issues, they just want a good economy and a prez they personally like. Perry will meet those needs.
Progressives, ACLU, CAIR, CPA, DSA, all of the Soros organizations are basically Marxist.....these and others will always try to stamp out the fact that American roots are founded on Judeo-Christian principals. Mr. Perry's roots are also set in Christianity, the same goes for Palin, Bachmann, Cain, all who speak easily and lovingly or their faith most refreshing from Obama's habit of throwing believers under his bus.........
Great! Keep it up!
The Left is not going to go down w/o a drag down dirty fight. Perry knows it too.
I don't understand why people aren't looking at these very important issues of Perry's vast association and permotion of Islam in his state.....and the very likely hood he will bring the nation more of the same if elected.
We all know Islam has an agenda in this country and the State of Texas has layed much of their groundwork and even their Islamic Center claims they are the "Minerete base in the West"....is this what we can expect will be permoted for all states if this continues without restraining it?
There are more important things then just our economy if and when Islam becomes the status quo for our nation.....and the push is on for just that.
Over 600,000 Muslims now in Texas and growing greatly as is vast numbers of Islamic Centers and mosques...additionally much revenue from ME investors into the state of Texas.....equally a push by Muslim web sites encouraging Muslims from the ME to relocate there for it's welcoming of Muslims.
How can Perry claim Christianity and yet feed into the Islamic agenda for our nation... which is diametrically opposed to Christianity? It's a HUGE contridiction!
....and it certainly is not "the time to set aside our religious differences" as was stated in this articele....that is of itself a globalist agenda.....it's a time to take a stand for the Christian Nation we are!
Obama's Pastor Jeremiah Wright:
"NOT GOD BLESS America! NO, No! God DAMN AMERICA!"
This Christian man saw these huge demons walking into the WH when barry became the occupant.
Nice ‘appearance’ of perry in prayer....so then why is he supporting and encouraging Islam in his state...and their Mosques, Islamic centers and businesses along with ME Investors?
The photo is not enough.........”having an appearance of righteousness but denying the power their of”??????? Even un-blievers bow their heads in public.
Too many supporters of Perry are not looking at the Islamic issue with his actions and behavior among them, and his associations...... Nor are they defending him for doing so......so are they simply slipping this under the rug??????
Twenty years of ‘listening’ yet Obama heard not a bad word../S
GREAT......nothing compares to that Chaney look...I know that W’s WH tried to find his Kenyan BC but it is hidden in his cousin’s safe....can’t understand why Chaney ever certified him before the Senate, either.
I totally agree with you about Islam.
[cant understand why Chaney ever certified him before the Senate, either.]
None of us can, guess it will remain a mystery.
- "...we can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK..."
- Barack "My Muslim faith" Hussein Obama Junior
- $1,000,000 plus Canadian-built RV-bus
- $100 per serving wagya beef in the White House
- "...He likes it warm - the Oval Office is hot enough to grow orchids!" - David Axelrod
Thank you CW!