Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

If this was a revolver

21 July 2012

They would have expended half of their ammunition.  But since Libs don’t like guns …

Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city | Fox News.

Seems the mayor of Boston needs to re-read the Constitution of the Commonwealth again.  Article II states:

It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.

His (dis)Honor Thomas Menino wants to prevent a private business from opening a location in Boston because of the strongly held Christian beliefs.

Mr. Mayor, shame on your for attacking a business that would bring jobs to your community.

Sarge, Out

And the next shot is fired

11 July 2012

Over in Phoenix, AZ an ordained pastor gets 60 days + 3 years probation for, get this, hosting a Bible Study in his home.  Follow this link for the story.  http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/homeowner-jailed-for-hosting-bible-study.html.  If you still think there isn’t a war or religion and more specifically Christians, you are either blind or ignorant.

Sarge, Out

War on Religion – Incoming

5 July 2012

Here is the next shot in the War on Religion.  Seems a restaurant is under investigation by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because, get this, they offer a 10% discount to church goers.  Yep, you read that right.  The state has opened a discrimination investigation against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen.  This is all because a guy name John Wolff filed a complaint.  He is quoted as saying: “I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particular in Lancaster County, I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular, we seem to have so many self-righteous religious people, so it just annoys me.”  Yep, he filed a complaint because he was annoyed.

Mr. Wolff, you are a twit.  If you don’t like the fact that Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen gives those that attend church a discount, you have two choices.  Attend the church of your choosing and claim the discount for yourself or find another place to patronize.  Mr. Wolff you have a mistaken idea that you have a right to not be annoyed.  Sir, please reference where in the Constitution of the United States as amended or even the Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania where you have a right not to be annoyed as I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

The owners, Sharon and David Prudhomme, advertise various discounts on their web page and they wonder if they could get in trouble for offering Kid’s Night on Tuesdays (Kids eat free, 12 and Under after 4:30).

Now, there is not much I can do to help these good folks, but if you happen to live in the area or even passing through, and believe a business should be able to operate in a manner of their choosing stop by and let them know.  If you go to church and decide to eat out afterwards, and you happen to live in Columbia, Pennsylvania, bring your church bulletin to Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen and ask for your discount.  If I did, I would.

Oh, and friends, if you should happen to run into Mr. Wolff, let him know that while he is free to choose how he lives his life, he needs to tend to his affairs and allow the Prudhommes attend to the affairs of Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen.  If they choose to offer him a discount because he is a cranky old curmudgeon, that is their choice.  If he chooses to eat somewhere else, I am sure the Prudhommes will not miss him much.

Sarge, Out

 

Religous Freedom: Myth or Fact?

2 July 2012

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – 1st Amendment, Constitution of the United States

Read those words above again, I’ll wait.  Done?  Good, now read them again, this time pay particular attention to the first clause.  Got it?  Read it again.  These are the words the likes of the liberals and the ACLU don’t want you to read.  Why?  Because then you would know they have perpetuated a lie upon the American people.  Nowhere are the words “separation of church and state.”  The only place the words “separation of church and state” are used are in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association where he acknowledged that their belief “religion is a matter which lies solely between a man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship…”

Why is this important?  Freedom of Religion is one of the cornerstones of this great experiment that is called America.  The liberals and the ACLU would have you believe that offering a prayer before a high school football game or graduation is anomalous to passing legislation establishing a religion when in reality it more closely falls under “the free exercise thereof.”  Now I will admit my copy of the Constitution of the United States is a bit outdated, but nowhere in it does it say one cannot offer a prayer asking God to keep the athletes safe from harm or provide guidance to new graduates.

We are now engaged in a religious war insofar as can a church practice what it preaches?  Or do secular interests take precedence?

God has occupied the thoughts of man.  Conscience, the mystery of existence, and the prospect of death challenge every human being to grapple with questions of transcendence and divine reality.

Religious freedom recognizes the right of all people to pursue these transcendent ends.  This right is granted not by government but by the Creator.  By respecting it, a government acknowledges that such ultimate issues are outside its jurisdiction, and that conscience is answerable to a higher authority than the law of the land.  Individuals and institutions should be free to believe and to act in response to divine reality.[i]

Marshall goes on to state “Because religious liberty is the bedrock for all human freedom, it provides a sturdy foundation for limited government.”  Take a look at what is happening in places such as Nigeria where Boko Haram Islamists are slitting Christians’ throats.  Churches are being marked for destruction in Indonesia, and here in the United States, we have an administration that consistently sides with one religion over any other.  We have the authorities in a major American city siding with Muslims who decided it would be appropriate to stone Christians while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

Friends, we are at war.  This is not a war between nations, but a war against all that this nation stands for, most especially religious freedom.  This nation, admit it or not, was formed by men of good moral character that believed in a higher power then themselves.  The Declaration of Independence refers to this higher power no less than four times.  Nature’s God, Creator, Supreme Judge of the World, and Divine Providence.  Agree or disagree, that is the truth.  Our nation was formed based upon Judeo-Christian principles.  Little by little, the left has been eroding those principles.  They are it this for the long haul, no matter how long it takes.  If you desire to remain a free people, you must take a stand.  A stand for religious freedom is a stand for all freedoms for if they can take away your right to worship as you see fit, what other rights can they take?

Sarge, Out


[i] Marshall, Jennifer A. Why Does Religious Freedom Matter? The Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/12/why-does-religious-freedom-matter)

The Founding Fathers were too stupid to say what they meant… or something

8 May 2012

The Founding Fathers were too stupid to say what they meant… or something.

Thanks to Joe over at Boiling the Frogs.

For too long We the People have endured attacks from all comers.  These attacks are not coming from the likes of Al Qaeda or others of their ilk, but from within.  Some of us need to go back to our high school civics class and re-read those words that form the basis for our way of life.

I happen to agree with the Danbury Baptists and Mr. Jefferson (Thomas, not George) the purpose of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is NOT to protect the government from religion, but to protect religion from the government.

It is time for all people of faith to stand up and be counted.  As Joe said, I have run out of cheeks.

Sarge, Out