Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fighting in vain for our freedom

As I mentioned in an earlier article, our veterans fought hard for the freedom of all Americans...religious freedom included.

Yet, here is another example of our religious freedom being squelched due to the advancing secular regime. It seems to me that unless we keep our religious faith, symbols and activities ‘private’ or better yet in the 'basements of our churches', we’re going to hear about it.

I’m not sure where in the constitution it states that we can’t display a nativity scene in a city hall. The 1st Amendment explicitly states that:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

No one is “establishing a particular religion” by allowing a Nativity scene to be placed at the City Hall in question. It’s been done around the country for centuries. People of the Jewish faith display Hanukah symbols, Christians put up their nativity scenes....big deal. If the secular society is ticked off about it, why don’t they just set up an easel, stick their Scarlet Letter on it, and top it off with a Santa Hat? I mean, come on, why all the melodrama...