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Those who honor Me I will honor, but those who
dishonor Me will be disdained. ─ 1 Samuel 2:30b, NIV

July 2003

 Dear friend of KHCS,

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.

The plaintiff, 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 listener-supported ministry are vital so that we may continue to keep bringing you Information and Inspiration, 24 hours a day.

If you are already a Ministry Partner, you have my thanks.  However, if you are reading this and have not been helping to provide for our operating funds, allow me to 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!


Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

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