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GOPUSA ^ | 7/4/02 | April Shenandoah

Posted on 07/04/2002 5:06:02 AM PDT by Elkiejg

As I watched Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts fight back tears when he announced he would not seek re-election next term, I was saddened. Watts, the only black Republican serving in Congress says he wants to spend more time with his family. That may be true, however, every politician who leaves Congress uses that same standard line. Another good man leaving disillusioned. No, he didn't say he was disillusioned, however, I have talked to enough senators and congressman to know that they are frustrated to no end. Senator Fred Thompson (TN), who also announced that this is his last term, told me that he spends most of his days on Capitol Hill being angry and frustrated.

I've felt my own fair share of anger and frustration while waiting for Watts, Thompson and the other "good guys" (there are some) to ask the "hard questions" and rebuke the obvious sabotaging of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Now is their/our chance to be vocal while God is at the forefront of a hot issue. Sure, Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag the day after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the words "under God" unconstitutional. It brought a tear to my eye, but I refuse to let that pacify me. It is time for God-Fearing-Patriot's to demand action and remind the opposition that our national motto is In God We Trust!

Michael Newdow, self-proclaimed minister of atheism, is the originator of the recent "under God" lawsuit in California. Newdow, a member of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is ordained by the Universal Life Church, as is Barry Lynn, AU's Executive Director. To tie this all up in a neat little packaged deal, Stephen Reinhardt, one of the most liberal judges in the nation and one of the two judge's who struck down the Pledge, is married to Ramona Ripston, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Why am I not surprised? Virtually, with all religious litigations and allegations, the AU and the ACLU can be found lurking in the shadows.

The ACLU and AU are powerful Communist/Socialist organizations that are being allowed to distort the Constitution -- they are deemed credible by the media -- and --Congress never rebukes them -- ever think why? (These special interest groups have a toehold on America, but it is our lukewarm and passive attitudes that will soon give them the whole foot.)

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

AU explains the First Amendment this way: The Constitution mandates it (Separation of Church and State). Most Americans believe in it. But today it is under threat as never before. Church-state separation stands as one of the foundations of our nation. Because of it, Americans enjoy unparalleled religious liberty and nurture one of the most vital religious communities in the world.

As for the ACLU -- they were founded in 1920 by the Council on Foreign Relations (New World Order advocates) and the Communist Party of America. They provide free legal help to groups and individuals who, among other things, support legalized distribution of child pornography, promotion of homosexual and lesbian activities in the public schools, gay marriages, emancipation of children from parents, legalization of all narcotics, the removal of any expressions of religious faith in public life, and the demise of the tax exemption of churches plus mercy killings. It also supports dozens of other measures that would decriminalize most crimes.

For the record: Separation of Church and State is NOT in the Constitution or any other document that governs our land. Senators, congressman and conservative talk show hosts should be shouting this fact from the rooftops. Separation of Church and State is the biggest lie of the last century! Yet, what leader has ever pegged the Separation of Church and State unconstitutional? It is ya know!

For the big sickening picture of what we are up against, log on to and -- take your Dramamine first!

[Dr. James Kennedy is offering videotape on the ACLU; it is one of the best informative pieces on the organization that I have ever seen. Phone 1-888-334-9680 for information or send a donation to: DR. James Kennedy, PO Box 555, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33302 - You will also receive a cross with the flag pin.]

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ingodwetrust; pledge
Great article to read on this July 4th. If the true patriotic citizen doesn't stand up against these groups now, we will be lost.
1 posted on 07/04/2002 5:06:02 AM PDT by Elkiejg
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To: Elkiejg
ordained by the Universal Life Church

Years ago, anyone could be ordained through ULC just by sending in a brief application. One of its purposes was to allow people to evade income taxes becoming ordained. [I think ULC lost their "status" to grant "real" ordinations in the 1970's.]
2 posted on 07/04/2002 5:18:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Years ago, anyone could be ordained through ULC just by sending in a brief application. One of its purposes was to allow people to evade income taxes becoming ordained. [I think ULC lost their "status" to grant "real" ordinations in the 1970's.]

Why spend time waiting for postal mail to be received, processed and sent back to you? Get goin' on that Information Superhighway, dude! Become an ordained minister in less than 3 minutes, FREE!

3 posted on 07/04/2002 5:23:24 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: Elkiejg
I'm dismayed by all the good conservative Republicans leaving office. Wish the RINO's would leave too. Hopefully, we will vote in some solid conservatives in the coming elections.
4 posted on 07/04/2002 8:14:08 AM PDT by 3catsanadog
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To: Elkiejg
As it says on crm's website,

The ACLU's Worst Nightmare

Thomas Jefferson, as we all know, was a skeptic, a man so hostile to Christianity that he cut all references to miracles out of his Bible. He was, as the Freedom From Religion Foundation tells us, “a Deist, opposed to orthodox Christianity and the supernatural.” Or was he? While Jefferson has been lionized by those who seek to drive religion from public life, the true Thomas Jefferson is anything but their friend.

Dr. Kennedy videotaped every Sunday by my VCR as he is one "preacher" who has not had his mouth closed with the "duct-tape-of-government"...i.e. pulpits with spineless, cowering don't-wanna-lose-their-tax-exemption wimps....who have effectively become "government churches" run via fear....just the view from the middle o'no'where Texas...

5 posted on 07/04/2002 8:48:12 AM PDT by Johnny Crab
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To: Timesink
metesky: ordained 9/10/95.

Great fun to note the change in people's attitudes when they see the certificate.

Also good for counseling teenaged girls with "issues", I'm told.

6 posted on 07/04/2002 9:38:09 AM PDT by metesky
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