Dear friend of
You have no doubt
heard that the United States 9th Circuit Court has ruled that
the phrase, “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is somehow
“unconstitutional.” This case will probably go to the Supreme Court.
atheist Michael Newdow, claimed that his eight-year-old daughter was
somehow “damaged” by reciting the Pledge. What the news reports typically
won’t tell you is that she and her mother, Sandra Banning, are
Christians. And the daughter still recites the Pledge of Allegiance with
the words “under God.”
The American Center
for Law and Justice and other Christian organizations are actively working
to preserve the Pledge just as it has been since 1954. However, the issue
is not just keeping the affirmation of God in the Pledge of Allegiance
it is in keeping this from becoming a legal precedent that would open the
door to further attacks on religious speech.
Now, It is an
incontrovertible truth that the United States was formed as a
Christian-based nation. Anyone who would say otherwise is simply wrong.
The preface to the
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania, written by William Penn on May 5,
1682, begins: “When the great and wise God had made the world, of all his
creatures, it pleased him to chuse man his Deputy to rule it. . . .
justly.” And Article XXXV states, “That all persons living in this
province, who confess and acknowledge the one Almighty and eternal God, to
be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the world . . . shall, in no ways,
be molested or prejudiced for their religious persuasion, or practice, in
matters of faith and worship, nor shall they be compelled, at any time, to
frequent or maintain any religious worship, place or ministry whatever.”
Article 29 of the
Constitution of Delaware (1776) says, “There shall be no establishment
of one religious sect in this State in preference to another. . .” This
is the meaning of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, not to
build a “wall of separation.” For Article 22 requires, “Every person who
shall be chosen a member of either house, or appointed to any office or
place of trust, before taking his seat, or entering upon the execution of
his office, shall take the following oath . . . . I (name) do profess
faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy
Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy
scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine
inspiration.” Nowadays, anti-religious bigots in the Senate and elsewhere
demand that Christians and those who are pro-life are not suited
for public service! How times have changed!
The United States
Congress, on March 17, 1854, declared: “At the time of the adoption of the
Constitution, and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that
Christianity should be encouraged, but not any one denomination. In this
age, there can be no substitute for Christianity. That was the religion
of the founders of the Republic and they expected it to remain the
religion of their descendants.”
As we celebrate our
Independence Day, let us rejoice in the faith of America’s founders and
pledge anew to preserve our Christian heritage!
You know that
KHCS stands behind the Christian faith and its importance in the lives
of the American people. Your tax-deductible contributions to this
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If you are already
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ask you to pray about what God would have you do.
In any case, please
remember to pray that this ministry will be blessed and be able to reach
out to more listeners in the desert area. And, don’t forget to invite
others to tune to 91.7 FM!
In His joy!
P.S. If you have Internet access, please take time to listen to Red
Skelton’s recent comments on the Pledge at http://www.us911net.org/rspledge.htm