The anti-religious zealots at Americans United for Separation of Church and State never miss an opportunity to bash Jesus Christ and anyone who dares mention His name. The prestigious Military Academy at West Point is the group’s latest target, accused of violating cadets’ constitutional rights by including a traditional invocation before official events.
America’s founders never envisioned a nation afraid of religious expression when they penned the First Amendment – in fact, they set the stage for quite the opposite.
Historically, this nation’s leaders have embraced the positive effect a faith in God can have.
As a spokesperson for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty explained, “George Washington was famous for his prayers” and “asked Congress to authorize chaplains to be in every brigade.”
Today, however, godless bullies like those in America United target any expression of faith and seem especially fond of harassing the military.
“Any form of religion is under attack in the military,” the spokesperson continued. “We need to respect our plurality instead of trying to quash those who have faith.”
Retired Lt. Gen. and current Family Research Council executive Jerry Boykin joined in the criticism of America United’s complaint.
Because of such attacks on religion within the military ranks, he said he called the Air Force Academy’s “spiritual climate … nothing more than Sunday chapel services.”
He said the current complaint is part of an overall objective “to destroy Christianity in America.”
Furthermore, he said West Point prayers are a tradition, suggesting that America United and other church-state separatist groups “want to destroy that tradition because they are anti-Christian and want to erase any remnant of the influence of Christianity on our society.”
In the name of moral relativism, groups that issue demands such as this one seek to refute what should be an irrefutable truth. Christianity and Christians have made an indelible mark on this nation that, overall, has made America greater, stronger, and more generous than any other country in history.
While one of our great attributes is the freedom to practice and express any religion – or lack thereof – one desires.
The current interpretation of that freedom among those on the atheist left, though, seeks to erase the historical impact and ignore the positive potential of the Christian faith on nearly every aspect of life.
This has undoubtedly been a major contributing factor to the current state of moral decay in which America currently exists.
B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.
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