It's really saddening to me that the push to get God off our currency, off our government buildings, out of our schools and out of politics grows stronger all the time. It literally hurts my heart when I think about the way our Father in Heaven has been so marginalized in our culture. "In God We Trust" doesn't belong on our money or our buildings they say. I worry that what lies before us on this slippery slope to a godless country will be much worse than even the anti-God lobbyists imagine.
Some of the people I’ve talked to have commented that while they disagree with those who turned Christmas into a Winter Holiday they don’t feel the agenda to remove all traces of God from politics is something to be very concerned about. Why? Because it doesn’t personally cost them anything.
I was reading an article quoting Maine's Governor Paul LePage.
Here, you can read it for yourself....
"THE LAW IS THE LAW So "if" the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it.
And "if" that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.
I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen
I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.
I would like to think that those people have the American public's best interests at heart.
BUT, he said, "YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?
Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings, I don't believe Government (Federal, State and Local) and its employees should participate in Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.
I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the" US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays." After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break." After all it's just another day.
I'm thinking a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct."
In fact....I think our government should work on Sundays (AFTER ALL, It was initially set aside for worshipping God....) because, AFTER ALL, our government says that it should be Just ANOTHER DAY...."
Pretty amazing isn’t it? I like the way Mr. Le Page thinks. I wonder how many Christians employed by the State and Federal Governments would push back if their ability to worship and celebrate our holy days was going to be impacted? I wonder if even those who are lobbying against us have considered the ramifications. I bet not. We must all count the cost. We must recognize these threats against our religion will ultimately affect us on a personal level. We’ve given up a lot of ground already. Imagine how the dominoes could fall. Does God have a place in government? Ask yourself, do you want a government who refuses to be humbled before Him?
Religious freedom means we are free to worship God in whatever way we choose or choose not to. Freedom OF religion not freedom from it. You can’t pull away the foundation and expect that all that’s been built upon it will stand.
In His love and service,