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Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ Warns Believers to Act Now
American Prophet, The Website for Insight ^ | Rev Michael Bresciani

Posted on 07/31/2007 1:28:05 PM PDT by Rev M. Bresciani

In the early days of inter-continental ballistic missiles the only deterrent to them was known as the anti-inter-continental ballistic missile. In this day of ACLU wrangling and Christian bashing the top anti-intercontinental ballistic missile for religious freedoms in America is the ACLJ, hands down.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: aclj; aclu; christianity; christians; religion; sekulow
It is comforting to know the ACLJ is with us in today’s climate of Christianity bashing, but according to Jay Sekulow the head of ACLJ we shouldn’t get too comfortable. In the organizations recent radio and TV broadcasts Sekulow has urged Christians to act now on issues such as freedom for U.S. military chaplains and attacks against religious symbols and literature in schools and public places.

Sekulow has pointed out that to witness or share the gospel in the military is easier if you are just an enlisted servicemen or officer. The chaplains have been seriously curtailed which makes no sense because it is they who are expected to represent the gospel to soldiers who are either in harms way or may be in the near future.

At a time when schools are making concession for Muslim and Hindu students so they can wear jewelry or garb related to their faith, Christians are being told just the opposite. Tee shirts, stickers, or jewelry that reflects faith in Jesus Christ is being prohibited and singled out. The American Center for Law and Justice has undertaken representation in many of these cases. There are an alarming number of such cases pending in the courts and much support is necessary to keep these cases updated.

Sekulow is calling for financial support but that is not all. He always urges Christians to pray and is not afraid to say that without the prayers America would be sliding away faster than it is already.

The ACLJ website has some useful and easily accessed features that are not found on similar sites. Beside the usual, become a member, sign a petition and make donations are three additional tools that anyone can use. You can write an elected official, call a talk radio show and write letters to editors all with the click of the mouse. These tools can cause a shift in policy if used by enough believers and this has already been borne out many times to date.

The details of the much disputed “Hate Crimes” bill is clearly defined by the ACLJ and it is impossible to miss the fact that if this kind of law becomes the law of the land then we are not too far from the Orwellian “Big Brother” kind of society that no one will be able to endure.

The ACLJ is an offshoot of Regents University in Virginia Beach but stands now as an international influence due to recent recognition by the United Nations. The ACLJ already influences law in some 35 countries globally and now has been granted “consultative” status to the European Centre for Law and Justice. “This special designation enhances our ability to shape the global debate on religious freedom and human rights and dignity,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ and ECLJ. “With the special consultative status, the ECLJ will now be in the unique position to file legal briefs and memorandums with UN governing bodies on a wide range of global issues. This designation is the next logical step in the development of our global outreach and will empower the ECLJ in the ongoing struggle to influence the world’s decision-makers to recognize the concept that freedom and liberty are universal, God-given and inalienable rights that must be protected.”

The reason this is particularly good news is because more than ever before international precedents are being cited in American jurisprudence. This is a dangerous sign only because it is seen as the erosion of our sovereignty as it pertains to our own laws and self determination. The enhanced positioning in the United Nations allows a better balance or at the very least a chance to offset present laws having to do with human rights issues on a global scale. If they’re gong to influence us why not try to influence them as well?

Sekulow is quick to note that Christians in America are all too happy just to stay involved with ecclesiastical affairs and they fluff off involvement with the law, civil matters or politics. The ACLU and similar organizations are attacking America’s religious freedoms with a new and heretofore unprecedented fervor. The call to action by the organization is by no means exaggerated in these times.

Jay Sekulow has a unique approach in all the cases the organization undertakes. He has repeatedly emphasized on the groups radio and TV broadcasts that his strategy is not singular. He says that if one strategy doesn’t work then they will simply try another one, but there is no quitting. It should not be hard for believers to get behind this kind of dogged persistence.

Pastor John Hagee has been heard to say that God gave man two ends. One is his head the other is his behind. He says that we can use our heads for the glory of God or sit on our behinds and do nothing. It is what makes true the saying “heads you win, tails you lose.” Jay Sekulow is calling for the church to go with “heads you win.”

Jay Sekulow’s call to the church to take action is no more than the words that Jesus spoke to all seven churches in the book of Revelation, regardless of what state they were in, each call was appendaged with these words, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Re 3: 22

Rev Michael Bresciani is a Christian author and a columnist for several online sites and magazines. His articles are now read in every country in the world. For articles and news from around the world visit “The Website for Insight”

1 posted on 07/31/2007 1:28:09 PM PDT by Rev M. Bresciani
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To: Rev M. Bresciani
The ACLU is as close as we can get to the Anti-Christ. They are against eveything our mostly-Christian Founding Fathers stood for. It's funny how the Jews seem to be the some of the most persecuted of people on earth yet they form the heart of the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union.
2 posted on 07/31/2007 1:36:26 PM PDT by stm
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To: stm

Sadly many American Jews are filled with both paranoia(reasonable) and self loathing(unreasonable).

3 posted on 07/31/2007 1:59:17 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: stm

ACLU Cases Defending Religious Freedom

Perhaps the ACLJ should pay JS less and defend Christians more.

4 posted on 07/31/2007 2:13:29 PM PDT by RFC_Gal (It's not just a boulder; It's a rock! A ro-o-ock. The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles!)
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To: RFC_Gal
Did the ACLU post a list of cases where they are attacking Christians' rights or just the smoke screen?

I'd go look myself, but I don't want to get my registry dirty.

5 posted on 07/31/2007 2:36:20 PM PDT by infidel29 (The US Military: Doing the job politicians don't want to do.)
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To: infidel29

If simply browsing the web has a major effect on your registry you really should have your computer looked at.

6 posted on 07/31/2007 2:43:08 PM PDT by RFC_Gal (It's not just a boulder; It's a rock! A ro-o-ock. The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles!)
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To: stm
That is patently ridiculous. Jews have been persecuted as a people. Don't try to compare that for a second with people going after a particular set of beliefs, whatever they may be. Otherwise you'll find the war on terrorism very difficult to wage.

7 posted on 07/31/2007 2:53:07 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: infidel29

You’re right. examples:
Michigan (1999) obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of [student] with Lincoln Park High School. As part of the settlement, the school changed its policy prohibiting the wearing of pentagrams, a symbol of the Wicca religion

Oregon (1996-present) filed suits on behalf of Portland student Remington Powell and his parents against the Portland School District for allowing The Boy Scouts, a religious organization, to recruit in public schools during school hours...

Oklahoma (2000) filed a federal lawsuit against Union Public School District No. 9 on behalf of 15-year-old Brandi Blackbear, a Wiccan ...

Iowa (2002) brought suit on behalf of two sophomore students and their parents against the Woodbine Community School District challenging the district’s decision to have the school choir sing the Lord’s Prayer...

Virginia (2003) represented and filed suit on behalf of Cynthia Simpson, a Wiccan ...

Texas (beginning in 1995) represented Catholic and Mormon Santa Fe High School students who opposed [prayers] prior to home football games.

Then (currently) there’s the cross on a hill in San Diego; the ACLU says remove it, it’s offensive!

8 posted on 08/01/2007 7:57:57 PM PDT by Daffy
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To: Uriah_lost

Like Jay Sekalow?

9 posted on 08/01/2007 11:54:27 PM PDT by onedoug
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