Attack On Christianity
The Bible says if slapped on one cheeks, you should turn the other.
What does it say if slapped on the other cheek - nothing; and that means it's your right to kick butt.

-- Turn the other cheek
-- Freedom of Religion
Judge to Christian mom: No 'homophobic' teaching
-- Democrats using a religious litmus test for Judges
ABC News asks: Did Jesus have a wife?

  The Christian bible says if struck on one cheek you should turn the other cheek

However, nowhere does it say that if you are struck on that cheek as well, you do not have the right to stomp the devil out of the attacker.  In my reading of the Bible, God
don't take kindly to being slapped around.

Christianity is being attacked from all sides, and if the fight is not taken up by Christians, they will be praying to Allah or to the un-godly ACLU.

You know this can only happen because of the left wing (called activist or progressive) judges who are making their own laws.  If presidents did not appoint these people and if Congress did not affirm them, this problem would not exist.

A president alone appoints many of these people.  In other cases the President appoints and Congress affirms these people.  The problem therefore lies with the elected officials and untouchable bureaucrats, or does it?

The citizenry elects the Congress, therefore it is ultimately the voter that is responsible for the activist judges and socialist bureaucrats.

What is worse, our schools are packed with these so-called progressive professors, and they are brainwashing our kids.  One day the US may be like France, a totally inept socialist state.

What are Christians doing about it?  You take your kids out of public schools and ignore the fact that 3/4 of the rest of America is in public schools.  After the final conversion to anti religious socialism do you truly think they are going to leave you alone.  Step up and fight for the entire country now, or become so minor a minority that you have no power to stop final persecution.

If you think God will provide, you had better get a grip - God provides for your soul - what you do with your body, and the  world it lives in is your problem.  In the physical world God provides soles and moral support when you call upon him, that is how he helps those that help themselves.  Get off your butt and do something.

Do not pray to God asking him to smite your enemies.  There will be no more parting of the seas.  God will not send an army of arch angles to right the wrongs of this physical world during your lifetime.  When you ask for help, ask him to fortify your spirit and give you wisdom so that you may find the courage and strength to stand and help yourself.

Do not pray to God and expect to get what you want, expect only to get what you need spiritually so that you may make good choices.  Be at peace with God, so that you may be at peace with yourself.  Be strong and carry Gods word in your heart.

 Freedom of Religion is a major precept for Freedom in the world.  That freedom must never be Abandoned to Socialist Judges who assume to be a final authority.  Judges must be made to understand they can only judge an entities actions against the law, they can not make or change that law.

 Judge to Christian mom: -- October 31, 2003 -  2003

In custody case orders child's religious upbringing must not expose her to idea homosexuality wrong.

A Colorado mother is appealing a child custody decision in which a court barred her from teaching homosexuality is wrong.

Cheryl Clark, who says she is a Christian, has been ordered by Denver County Circuit Judge John W. Coughlin to "make sure that there is nothing in the religious upbringing or teaching that the minor child is exposed to that can be considered homophobic."

The directive arose from the decision to award joint parenting responsibilities for her daughter to a practicing homosexual.

"Forbidding the raising of children in the parent's Christian beliefs is an anathema to parental rights and religious freedom," said Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel of Florida-based Liberty Counsel. "Must the mother rip out pages of the Bible that say homosexuality is against nature, or must she cover her child's ears if her pastor preaches about sexual purity?"

Staver explained to WorldNetDaily Clark and Elsey McLeod were in a lesbian relationship that broke up after Clark became a Christian and concluded homosexual behavior was wrong.

The Denver court gave McLeod joint custody of Clark's adopted daughter, Emma, even though McLeod had no legal relationship to the girl. It also, in conjunction with the ruling in favor of McLeod, said Clark cannot raise her child with any religious teaching or upbringing that is "homophobic."

Staver said courts cannot "give parents a no-win decision of either abandoning their Christian beliefs or abandoning their children."

The definition of "homophobic," Staver noted, is "all across the board," from being fearful of homosexuals to disagreeing with their lifestyle.

"It takes no stretch of the imagination to envision a judge finding the mother in contempt of court for merely teaching her daughter about the Biblical truths on homosexuality," he said.

Liberty Counsel filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the mother in her case before the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Staver notes the U.S. Supreme Court has long held that the Constitution guarantees the freedom to "worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience." Similarly, he said, the high court has acknowledged "the values of parental direction of the religious upbringing and education of our children in their early and formative years have a high place in our society."

Another troubling aspect of this case, he said, is the award of visitation and joint parenting responsibilities to a third-party who has no legal relationship to the daughter or the mother.

The decision, according to Staver, stands in direct conflict with precedent throughout the country that denies visitation to a third party based solely on that person's prior sexual relationship with the legal parent.

Staver told WND he is not aware of any similar cases in the U.S., although there have been some in which a judge has told a parent not to say anything degrading about the other parent's lifestyle.

None, to his knowledge, however, have gone to the extent of Coughlin, issuing a directive that restricts a parent's religious practice.

 Judicial Nominee Is Victim of Religious Bias
By Robert B. Bluey Staff Writer
October 31, 2003

Capitol Hill ( - A group of Republicans in the House of Representatives accused Senate Democrats of using a religious litmus test to derail the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor for a seat on a federal appeals court.

The House Working Group on Judicial Accountability released a report Thursday outlining religious bias in the Senate's confirmation process for judges and cabinet members. It names Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Patrick Leahy of Vermont as the main culprits.

Even though the Pryor nomination brought the issue to the forefront, the members of the House group said fights over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Attorney General John Ashcroft also prompted unwarranted questions about their religious beliefs.

"What is happening in the Senate today is a sad, sad commentary of what is happening to people of faith," Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said. "We cannot allow this to continue. Everyone has a constitutional right to practice or not practice their religious faith. If they seek a higher office or have been chosen for a higher office, they should not be discriminated against."

In the case of Pryor, a Catholic, his views on abortion and homosexuality have alarmed liberal interest groups. Senate Democrats successfully blocked his nomination to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July, and Republicans haven't brought him up for a vote since then.

One Catholic congressman, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), said it was reprehensible that Democrats would suggest Pryor isn't suited for a federal judgeship simply because he opposes abortion on religious grounds.

"Rather than focus on his qualifications and experience, some in the Senate question whether Attorney General Pryor's religious beliefs will interfere with his judicial impartiality," Chabot said. "Pryor's record illustrates just the opposite. He is a fair and equitable arbiter of the law and the Constitution."

Chabot said that even though Pryor opposes abortion, he has upheld Alabama law as attorney general. For instance, Chabot said Pryor refused to enforce Alabama's partial birth abortion ban because the Supreme Court had deemed a similar law unconstitutional. In the ongoing Ten Commandments dispute in Alabama, Pryor has vowed to abide by court decisions.

The House report makes note of the religious test clause in Article VI of the Constitution. It states that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said the framers of the Constitution had a reason for including the religious test clause. It wasn't until four years later that the First Amendment was adopted guaranteeing the free exercise of religion.

Smith said even though Pryor's opponents have denied imposing a religious litmus test, their criticism indicates they have other intentions.

"By definition, judges are expected to possess an ability to put their religious beliefs aside and apply the Constitution and our nation's laws impartially," Smith said. "Yet some [senators] have decided to assert an unconstitutional religious-beliefs test as they debate judicial nominations."

The liberal People For the American Way called the House report a "sham." The group's president, Ralph G. Neas, accused Republicans of trying to distract attention away from substantial criticism of President Bush's judicial nominees.

"It's a bogus charge and a slap in the face to the thousands of fair-minded Americans, especially deeply religious men and women, who oppose these nominations on their merits," Neas said in a statement. "This has become a standard smokescreen for the radical right."

Neas said his organization judges nominees on their public record. He said People For the American Way would continue to support nominees who "respect the fundamental rights and liberties of every American."

The charges of religious bias in Pryor's case and in general have also caught the attention of religious organizations. Raymond L. Flynn, president of Your Catholic Voice, accused "left-wing extremist groups" of opposing all nominees with strong religious convictions.

"I don't believe that judges should be confirmed because they are Catholics, but they certainly should not be rejected because they are faithful to their values and beliefs as Catholics," said Flynn, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican during the Clinton administration.

Looking ahead, Chabot said he hopes the increased attention generated by Pryor's nomination would prompt some senators to drop their opposition.

"We hope that educating the public and educating our colleagues about this obstruction will at some point break down that obstruction and end this religious bigotry," Chabot said

 ABC News asks: Did Jesus have a wife?
Catholic leader decries 'crackpot theory' explored on special show.
October 31, 2003  --   2003

ABC News plans to run a special program Monday that entertains a book's theory that Jesus Christ had a wife.

Based partly on the novel "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown, the prime-time television program explores whether Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, thought by some scholars to have been a prostitute, the BBC reported.

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas told reporters the show was being put together "as respectfully as we can," but it already has drawn criticism from a Catholic leader who was among the religious leaders and reporters who screened it yesterday.

Joseph De Feo of the New York-based Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said ABC relied too heavily on Fr. Richard McBrien of Notre Dame University, who believes Mary Magdalene has been undervalued historically.

De Feo noted most of the people interviewed in the program believe the theory either is plausible or are convinced it's true.

"The facts themselves scream out that this is a crackpot theory," De Feo asserted, according to the BBC.

Brown's novel contends Mary Magdalene fled Jerusalem with Jesus' child after his crucifixion.

A secret society, that included artist Leonardo Da Vinci, passed the story on for centuries, Brown believes. Da Vinci left clues about the relationship in his art, the author thinks.

Vargas, raised Roman Catholic, said ABC had no proof Jesus had a wife but could not discount the theory either.

"For me, it's made religion more real and, ironically, much more interesting which is what we're hoping to do for our viewers," she said, according to the BBC.

Vargas said when her parents learned about the program they said to her, "Oh, my goodness, what are you doing?"
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