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.
KHCS - Joy92
PO Box 2507
Palm Springs, CA 92263