I know this isn’t a popular view to hold in today’s America, but it seems to me religion is under an ever-increasing pressure and attack in America. Specifically, Christians are under attack. I know some atheists will deny that statement, but I believe it can be upheld by looking at the facts. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is running rampant with the lawsuits it is filing. Not necessarily in this order or in order of importance, the FFRF has decided the IRS hasn’t been doing its due diligence when it comes to policing churches. They also have decided that a discount being offered at Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, NC was violating someone’s civil rights. You see, the diner gave everyone who prayed over their food a 15% discount. It didn’t have to be a Christian prayer or a spoken prayer. Just a prayer. The FFRF threatened them with a lawsuit and the discount went away. It makes me wonder if there is a pattern here.
The icing on the cake is what is going on with about 40 Navy lodges around the world. A certain atheist group has filed a complaint because some rooms in these Navy lodges contain Bibles. Care to guess which atheist group filed the complaint? I suspect you already know it was the FFRF.
Fox News – There is growing outrage among sailors and religious liberty advocates over a directive that calls for the removal of Bibles from lodges and hotels run on U.S. Navy bases. The directive comes after an atheist group filed a formal complaint earlier this year over the placement of Bibles in the rooms.
“The current direction is to remove all religious material from Navy Lodge guest rooms,” read an email to a Navy chaplain from The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). “For those Navy Lodges with religious materials currently in guest rooms, the Navy Lodge General Manager will contact the Installation Chaplain’s office who will provide guidance on the removal procedure disposition of these materials.”
The Missouri National Guard couldn’t even visit a Vacation Bible School without fear of establishing or preferring a religion. A group of women were recently stopped from praying a silent prayer at a Georgia mall before they went running. They were told it violated the code of conduct at the mall. All of this adds up to a fear of reprisal by groups like the FFRF. My question is this. How far are they willing to go in their attack on Christianity? And before someone tries to convince me that there is no such thing as an attack on Christianity, let me point out that the only religion the FFRF seems to care about is Christianity. They aren’t interested in leveling the playing field between religions. What they are after is the removal of Christianity from the playing field.
Whatever happened to the free exercise of religion established in the First Amendment? It seems to me the Freedom From Religion Foundation as conveniently forgotten that part of the Constitution.