A new Earth-centered worship area at the Air Force Academy has generated wide attention and discussion over religious freedom and political correctness. While officers say the site for pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers is in congruence with their duty to defend freedom for all Americans, including the freedom to practice religion, one Baptist pastor condemned it as idolatry.
President Obama’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships will mark its first anniversary Friday, but it’s hard to determine whether the office has been successful or not. One member of Obama’s faith advisory council questioned whether in an effort to find common ground council members were expected to water down their faith.
Here’s the rub: while Americans wander about oblivious in their brainwashed states, their “government of the people, by the people and for the people” is being taken away from them. The answer: get un-brainwashed. Learn your rights. Stand up for the founding principles. Make your voice and your vote count.
The resulting combination of big-government policies and self-righteous, reckless leadership will be the demise of progressive Democrats. They will be challenged at every turn by fiscal and social conservatives running for office. If they cannot learn how profoundly out of touch with America they are, they will go down.
Religion is being removed from public life in Britain under the guise of tolerance, the Archbishop of York has warned. “This is symptomatic of a trend which has intensified in Britain over the past fifty years in the name of tolerance. That is, an attempt to remove religion from public life,” he pointed out.
Most professing Christians in America are infected with at least some measure of the health and wealth gospel, said one theologian. That is, believers have no concept of a love and a joy that does not eliminate hardship and heartache, Sam Storms of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City said at a pastors conference this week.