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Proclaim liberty throughout all the land . . . (Lev. 25:10)

July 2005

Dear friend of KHCS,

To hear some people nowadays, America has always been a secular nation.  It is supposedly a new phenomenon that “the religious right is trying to set up a theocracy.”  Let’s just look at this “theocracy” in action:

Pastor Bori Oginni, of St. Louis, Missouri, was recently arrested for the “crime” of conducting a church service without a license.

The ACLU has demanded that members of the Tangipahoa Parish (LA) School District be fined or jailed because they did not prevent a student from praying before a football game.  The ACLU called the board members’ conduct “un‑American and immoral.” 

Aren’t these the same people that say “you can’t legislate morality”? 

If the government is supposed to be neutral with regard to religion, they cannot coerce a student to pray and they cannot forbid a student from praying.  But, in their warped imaginations, the suppression of religious activity is “neutrality.” 

Also, nominees to federal judgeships have not been confirmed because of their “deeply held beliefs.”  Oh?  We should prefer judges who don’t have any beliefs worth holding on to?  Or more likely what they mean is that they don’t want judges who hold beliefs contrary to theirs!  As John Leo wrote in Yahoo!News, “The Democrats would be delighted to approve fervently religious nominees, so long as they endorse Roe v. Wade and the party’s general strategy of using the courts as an end run around the legislative process.”

Yes, like when one federal court judge overturned the votes of seventy percent of the people of Nebraska who voted that marriage should be between one man and one woman.  This is no longer a democracy!

The May issue of Harper’s had a cover story entitled “The Christian Right’s War on America.”  And why do they say this?  Because, for instance, we believe the words “under God” ought to stay in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A former Vice-President recently called Focus on the Family an “extremist organization.”  Why?  Because founder Dr. James Dobson dared to quote from the Constitution of the United States!  Shocking! 

Well, please allow me to shock him some more:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  (From the First Amendment.)  But do you know how James Madison worded the first draft of what we now call the First Amendment?  Here it is: “The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed.”

So when you hear that people of faith of whatever faith are not supposed to participate in politics, don’t believe that lie.  Christians are not second‑class citizens.  Stand strong for what you believe and don’t be bullied!

You can stay on top of the issues that affect you and other people of faith by listening to the news and information features you hear on KHCS

Programs like Family News in Focus, Breakpoint, Washington Watch, the Phyllis Schlafly Report and Jay Sekulow Weekend. 

Our recent Listeners Survey shows that 83% of our listeners get their news from the radio.  Also, 36% of you would like to present community issues, and 47% would like us to interview local community leaders. 

This is something we would like to do, but at present we do not have the staff to do it.  And this new staff would expect to be paid for their efforts. 

Your generous, tax-deductible contributions to the ministry of Joy 92-FM will enable us to move forward with these enhancements to our programming.

Two-thirds of the recipients of this letter have not contributed to KHCS in a long time.  Your contribution today will help us improve our service to you.  Please let us hear from you soon.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

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