We’ve looked at the ascendance of Islam and the explosion of the Gay Agenda, replete with the semi-official nods of approval that they garner. But the war on Biblical Faith does not end there. It is driven on the part of some by an almost pathological desire to promote the murder of millions of innocent children in the womb. This in turn has emboldened and driven the more blatant enemies of the Chirstian ethic to boldly challenge the once-sacrosanct Christian ethic of America. America’s God may no longer be the one of the Bible.
A BATTLE ON MANY FRONTS
If you want to know just how far we’ve fallen as a nation you need just look at a story that broke this past week. A group called the Satanic Temple has wrestled from Florida’s capital of Talahassee, permission to set up a Holiday Display to stand with those touting the more traditional Christmas message. CBS Miami reports: “Satanic Temple’s approved display will banner the phrase ‘Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple’ atop a diorama of an angel falling into Hell. Inscribed on a card next to the display is this quote from Isaiah 14:12, leaving no doubt that the falling angel is Lucifer: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!””[i] The actual display is rather cheezy to say the least.
But that’s not the first time the Satanic Temple has tasted some success in undermining the spiritual foundations of this country. The New York based group is pushing and planning on erecting a statue of Satan next to where a display of the Ten Commandments sat until recently in Oklahoma City. The Ten Commandments display was since destroyed by a practicing Satanist when he crashed into it with his car. The point of the proposed statue is the same as the ACLU when it takes on Christian presentations on government property. Here’s how Noah Guiney supported the satanic statue in an opinion piece for the Boston Globe. “While many of the project’s backers are Satanists — as in, they worship Satan — the piece is actually intended to make a broader point: That a statue of the Ten Commandments on public property seems to violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which separates church and state. (This view is also held by the ACLU, which is challenging the Oklahoma government’s right to display the Ten Commandments.)”[ii] Guiney’s editorial was entitled: “Satan statue should be welcome in Oklahoma.” [“Professing to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22)] Perhaps the scariest part is that they are selling it in such a ‘reasonable’ manner. A spokesman for the Satanic Temple informs us: “The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”[iii] [Yeah, that’s just what America needs!]
This is the type of propoganda that attempts to marginalize the value of biblically-based opinions in the public marketplace. The argument is that all ‘religious’ opinions are necessarily prejudiced and therefore can have no objective value. ‘All ideas are equal’ in this sordid world. This is no more true than in the debate over abortion. President Obama, for one, has a record of using the bully pulpit to promote the legitimacy of the pro-abortion cause. (I said that purposefully. It is NOT a pro-choice cause. It is all about advancing the cause of abortion.) Three days after coming into office, President Obama “lifted restrictions on US govrnment funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad.”[iv] The Chief Executive had unilaterally decided to make the US an exporter of the baby-killing ethic. In 2013 he pronounced God’s blessings on Planned Parenthood, the primary group promoting abortion in the US. In 2014 he told the pro-abortion Organizing for Action group that they were “doing God’s work.”[v] That’s why it’s no surprise that the man that the architect of ‘Obamacare’, MIT Professor Johnathan Gruber – who so famousy relied on the “stupidity of the American people” – to get that bill passed – is also a radical proponent of abortion. As Breitbart’s Austin Ruse reports: Gruber’s advocacy of aboriton borders on eugenics. “He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a ‘social good’ because it reduces the number of ‘marginal children,’ by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.” His case: Abortion lowers welfare expenditures and lowers crime.[vi] (And thus it is interesting to note that Planned Parenthood targets inner-city, neighborhoods with its clinics and that abortions are so much higher among the African American community. Are these Gruber’s “marginal children”? The overall result of this ‘Sacrament of Convenience’ that was ushered in by Roe v Wade in 1973 has been the wanton murder of 54 million unborn babies. This is the blood sacrifice of American selfishness.
And so America continues on its march toward Gommorah. To punctuate the trend, this news came out just last month. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires California public schools to “teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.” The aim seems to be the wholesale corruption of the next generation. The office of one California Senator who supported the legislation “cited research that shows students who learn about LGBT people are more likely to report their schools are inclusive and fair.”[vii] Thus sin is spread under the banner of tolerance and inclusiveness. I fear for our country as it promotes such filth. Jesus had this to say about just how we should care for the moral welfare of children. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!”
[i] CBS Miami, December 4, 2014
[ii] Noah Guiney, Satan statue should be welcome in Oklahoma, Boston Globe, May 7, 2014
[iii] Dr Eowyn, Satanists want to build a 7-ft tall statue of Satan, Fellowship of the Minds, January 5, 2014
[iv] Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding, Reuters, January 23, 2009
[v] Tom Robinson, Silencing God’s Children, The Good News Magazine, November – December 2014
[vi] Austin Ruse, OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER: ABORTION OF ‘MARGINAL CHILDREN’ A
‘SOCIAL GOOD’, Breitbart, December 7, 2014
[vii] CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY “MOONBEAM” BROWN SIGNS LAW FORCING STUDENTS TO LEARN
‘GAY HISTORY’ IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS!, The Minuteman, November 29, 2014