Bring back Christian values

Just as I would go to the defense of a member of my family I want to go to the defense of my faith. My faith is founded upon Judeo-Christian principles — the same principles that established the backbone of our great Country.

Most of us are aware of the fact that over the last few years acknowledging God has been taken away from our schools, our government and our public life. By this I mean the Ten Commandments are no longer “legal” to hang in the corridors of our school buildings, the Ten Commandments are ordered to be removed from government ground, classrooms are reprimanded (and sued) if they should pray a Christian prayer, a lot of city council meetings can longer begin with a prayer (currently a city in Arizona is facing the request of a Satanist to open their city council meeting). We now understand to say Merry Christmas is “off limits”—it must be Happy Holidays from retail stores and winter break instead of Christmas vacation!

Todd Starnes, Fox News Christian Journalist, has a recent article entitled “NASA bans the word ‘Jesus’. The Johnson Space Center (JSC) Praise and Worship Club was directed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter. The JSC Today newsletter is distributed electronically and includes a number of Space Center events — from salsa dancing lessons to soccer camp.

The attorneys alleged such announcements would cause NASA to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The explanation of the First Amendment has become so misconstrued. The ninety Founding Fathers who framed the First Amendment articulated a very clear intent. (I plan to expand on their intent in a future article).

As Starnes says “NASA’s behavior is quite baffling. On Christmas Eve, 1968 — the crew of Apollo 8 read the Creation story as they orbited the moon. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Frank Borman and Bill Anders took turns reading from the Book of Genesis. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin received communion on the lunar surface during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. If they can worship the Almighty in Outer Space, they ought to be able to worship Him back on earth. After all, He is the Maker of Heaven and Earth.”

Over the next few months I plan to submit through paid ads some articles I think Christians may find interesting. Interesting to the point that you, too, may want to make your voice be heard. Silence now is not our friend.

George Washington said in his Farewell Address “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars.”

Sandra Spooner

Clinton, Missouri

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