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Yet those folks who are fond of preaching that we are not to legislate aberrant sexual behavior because “it’s nobody’s business what goes on behind closed doors,” are the same folks who insist on legislation like hate crime laws, which seek to punish that which is innermost to all people; human thought and emotion.
Certain of these thoughts and emotions can only be restrained by higher laws, those of God; and the punishment for the actions which proceed from them should be meted out by persons in accordance with those laws.
Is it any wonder then, that a favorite target for our friends on the left is any public display of the Ten Commandments? Any notion that we should be governed by anyone or anything higher than ourselves is an anathema to the relativists who shape our modern culture and is strangely considered a crime against diversity.
This veneration of diversity is a hollow religion that embraces only those beliefs that are favored by the few, yet excludes that which should be common to all; the public worship of their Creator. This is nicely illustrated by gay activist Kim Welter who scolds, “It is unfortunate that someone who works in Human Resources for the University of Toledo would publicly express beliefs more appropriate for her place of worship.”
TIME WAS, OF COURSE, when the free and open exchange of ideas, religious or otherwise, was celebrated not only on colleges campuses, but everywhere else, including various taverns where the idea of American independence grew.
Those on the far left have managed to erase from the minds of most of our citizens the fact that our nation was founded on the fundamental principle that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights,” and that our government was formed to “secure these rights.” Any attempt at separating one’s religious convictions from his duties as a citizen would have been repulsive to any American up until a few short decades ago.p>Oddly enough, a man who clearly understands all of this is Pope Benedict XVI, a German by birth. When he came to our country last month, one of his main messages was on the subject of religion in public life. He boldly told the striped-pants crowd at the United Nations: br> /p>
It is inconceivable, then, that believers should have to suppress a part of themselves — their faith — in order to be active citizens. It should never be necessary to deny God in order to enjoy one’s rights…The full guarantee of religious liberty cannot be limited to the free exercise of worship, but has to give due consideration to the public dimension of religion, and hence to the possibility of believers playing their part in building the social order.br> The social order in this country of over 200 million Christians will never be repaired until those Christians dare to invoke the name of Him whom they love, and take an active part in returning God to the public square.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?