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Freedom OF Religion for ALL

How do you identify a misinformed citizen? Anyone who denies the Christian heritage of the United States instantly unveils his/her misguided beliefs.

Fact: The United States of America is a Christian nation. Our country's deep history proves it. A plethora of letters, legislation, documents, etc. leave an extensive paper trail which proves that, yes, America was founded by Christians. We were founded to be a land of freedom -including freedom of religion. (Note the First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.) So much evidence exists and demands a verdict in support of it.

Patrick Henry furthered this point when he said, "This great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."

The recent religious freedom bill in Indiana brought out the fact that Christian Americans' religious freedom is under attack. (Please read the featured article by Dr. Jerry Newcombe. It explains in detail what we mean.)

Indeed, "tolerance" should not be a one-way street. But sadly, current cultural trends map a one-way street for Christian Americans.

Christian rights are being attacked and dismissed with a growing intensity. We desire to live out our deeply-held beliefs respectfully and reverently while trying  to honor the Lord. We are not being intolerant when we disagree with others' actions. We are simply trying to live by our faith as Christians. Sadly, those pushing the homosexual agenda don't understand that. (And that's an understatement.) We choose to follow the Golden Rule -not incite hatred. While it's not a surprise, the media overlook or misrepresent Christians.

Yes, America was founded by Christians in search for religious freedom. It is tragic and ironic that Christians are now losing theirs. We must peacefully, prayerfully, and persistently work hard to protect and defend religious freedom for all.

It is not too late. We have hope! We have hope because we have hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Keep on keeping on, friends. We can do this!

In God we still trust,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Founders of Unite the USA

It All Began in Indiana Anyway

By Jerry Newcombe
 




Recently, we have seen many lies told in and about Indiana.
 

First, there was a noble attempt to ensure that religious freedom continue there---using the same template for a law passed in many other states and even signed at the federal level by Bill Clinton.

As a result of the falsely driven outrage and bullying tactics, Indiana has ended up with a worse law than if there had never been any attempt of change in the first place. The big lie was that the law, which was originally intended to protect people from having to violate their consciences, was designed to give Christians a license to discriminate against people.

This was a blatant falsehood. The law simply guaranteed that any state that would force someone to violate their constitutionally-protected religious conscience would have to show a compelling reason for doing so. Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council provides a great  case for the original law.

What I find ironic about this entire brouhaha is that this is just a natural outworking of the sexual revolution, which in fact originally began in Indiana.

The sexual revolution was based on the "scientific" work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey of Indiana University. The reason I put scientific in quote-marks is because of his study samples. His studies were hopelessly flawed. His study samples were not random nor were they representative of the American population as a whole. But they were pawned off as such.

Don't take my word for it. Dr. Judith Reisman, now at Liberty University, wrote the book on Kinsey. Actually, she wrote several books on him and his flawed research, including, Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences.

Her research uncovered the fact that a sizeable percentage of the men whom Kinsey included in his survey (and from which he drew his conclusions) were prisoners, or people who had been abused as children.

I once asked her about this in an interview. She commented: "That is not a normal population.  Nobody would call that a normal population from which to draw information about sexual behavior in the human male." Nor were his female study samples representative of American women as a whole.

Reisman added, "The crimes that Kinsey committed brought about massive consequences. When we look around us, we see the incredible problems that we have, for example, the rise in venereal diseases. When we see the rise in poverty, in crime, in sexual crime and pornographic addictions, massive sex addictions, we are looking at the consequences of Kinsey."

Sadly, America bought his lies hook, line, and sinker.

And so now we're in a place where religious freedom appears to be losing to the forces of sexual anarchy. It would seem as if virtually all the fronts in the culture war are connected to the sexual revolution in one way or another. Abortion and homosexuality certainly are.

Liberty Counsel of Orlando, Florida, founded by A Christian lawyer and culture warrior Mat Staver, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in reference to the Supreme Court's upcoming case on same-sex marriage.

In its brief, Liberty Counsel notes, "For the past 67 years, scholars, lawyers and judges have undertaken fundamental societal transformation by embracing Alfred Kinsey's statistically and scientifically fraudulent 'data' derived from serial child rapists, sex offenders, prisoners, prostitutes, pedophiles and pederasts."

They continue: "Now these same change agents, still covering up the fraudulent nature of the Kinsey 'data,' want this Court to utilize it to demolish the cornerstone of society, natural marriage."

The battle over same-sex marriage is just the latest front in the evolution of the sexual revolution.

Mat Staver once told me in an interview, "God's laws are designed to give us life and liberty. And so when the natural created order as well as the revealed Word of God, for example, when it talks about sexual activity outside of marriage between one man and one woman, it is designed to give us the optimum that God created us for."

He added, "If we try to push the limits and color outside the lines, we may think we're experiencing liberty, but ultimately we experience the very bondage that God is trying to protect us from."

Because of the widespread acceptance of Kinsey's lies, freedom of conscience is now at risk.

In light of the fact that Indiana University was Kinsey's honored home, it is ironic that this current battle over the protection of conscience rights began in Indiana.

When he was for the law, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said that tolerance is not a one-way street. I agree with him.

But now it seems that it is a one-way street after all. In a nation founded by Christians seeking liberty, which they then extended to all, Christians are losing theirs. 

  

 
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This Month's Bible Verse
 
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." -John 8:36
Featured Quote
 

 

"The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
-Billy Graham


Featured Author
 

Jerry Newcombe is cohost/senior TV producer of Kennedy Classics. He has written/co-written 25 books, including The Book That Made America, Doubting Thomas (w/ Mark Beliles, on Jefferson), and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & George Washington's Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback). Learn more about him at www.tiam.org and www.jerrynewcombe.com.


Featured Founding Father
 

Founding Father Robert Morris, Jr. (January 20, 1734 - May 8, 1806) played an important role in American history. He signed all of the following major documents: Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Morris was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly where he became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety. Later he was chosen to serve as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress. At that time, he served as chairman of the "Secret Committee of Trade" and as a member of the Committee of Correspondence.

 

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