“The open season on Christians and other people of faith is coming to a close in America and we look forward to assisting the Trump administration in fully restoring America’s First Freedom.” – Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council
Today President Trump signed an Executive Order called Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. According to USA Today, the Executive Order “calls for easing of Internal Revenue Service enforcement of the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” which prohibits churches from getting directly involved in political campaigns.” Also it makes “it easier for employers with religious objections not to include contraception coverage in workers’ health care plans”.
Despite Tony Perkins statement about “other people of faith” which religion do you think this Executive Order really benefits? Some math to consider;
- United States Population – 324,118,787
- Percentage of Christians in the United States – 71%
- Everything and everyone else – 29%
Have you ever felt like you were being steamrolled? I mean come on, 71% of our population feels like they are being persecuted? Like they are walking around with a bull’s-eye on their back? 29% of us are making their poor Christian lives miserable?
So what is America’s First Freedom? “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.” As the ACLU stated today religious freedom does not grant anyone a license to discriminate but I afraid, with this EO that is exactly the slippery slope we are headed down.
I guess is is okay if you own a restaurant and refuse to serve what you perceive to be as a gay couple because you believe homosexuality is a sin. Or refuse to serve a man wearing a Kippah because you believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. You may think these examples sound far-fetched and maybe even overly dramatic but they are very real and happen everyday in this “great” country of ours. These are the kind of “religious freedoms” people practice and now our administration has given religious bigots and racist the green light. Rather than just thinking it now they can act on it, hell maybe even put up signs or hire employees based on their religious beliefs. Hey I will work on Christmas but can I have Passover off? Nope, we celebrate the birth of Christ at this company not Passover.
There shouldn’t be a national religion, but Christianity has always been the de facto faith of choice. Hard for it not to be when 71% of our citizens claim to be followers of the ONE and ONLY Lord and Savior, when government meetings across this country are opened with pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Even the money we carry in our wallet, currency printed by our government states “In God We Trust”. It is pretty hard to escape all you poor, persecuted Christians. I hope you will all be okay now that your great pious leader has come to the rescue. “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Yup, He said it but do you believe it?
“Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.” – Thomas Jefferson