Religious Persecution on Rise in America

Well, now we are getting down to the nitty gritty. It is Congress and the People against the liberals and the Government, and I have to tell you, folks, we are still up in the air on this one. How did we get so far down the left fork in this road?

The Government we now have in Washington, D.C., is exactly the kind of totalitarian state against which America rebelled in 1776. Think I am exaggerating? Look how far Government officials and their lackeys in the liberal media have gone to stifle dissent, silence opposition and befuddle the weak-minded to follow their lead down their path to nowhere.

The IRS attacks the Tea Party and other “conservative” organizations, the Justice Department hacks and prosecutes journalists who don’t toe the party line, and the NSA and Homeland Security have their noses in everyone’s business, monitoring our phone calls, emails and Internet browsing.

The left-wingers have taken us down so many dead-end roads, it is a challenge to list them all. But what all these roads have in common is that they all lead to a garbage heap of uniquely American principles.

Let’s take one – religious freedom. The Bill of Rights, specifically the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” which the Fourteenth Amendment makes applicable to all the states and their counties, cities and towns.

Where have liberal judges gone with this over the last few decades? Although the vast majority of Americans are religious and God-fearing to one degree or another, the liberals in the judiciary and the Government, a minority, have effectively established atheism as the national religion and are out to discourage or destroy the practice of any other religion.

Did you know that cities and counties all over the country are using zoning laws in efforts to restrict church meetings and religious gatherings and are getting away with it? The good thing about this kind of government misbehavior at the local level is that the guilty parties are really close to the people who elected them and pay their salaries, so they don’t have to wait on the U.S. Supreme Court for a couple of years to maybe get their noses broken.

Take Houston, Texas. Not too long ago, their mayor and her cronies on the city council passed an ordinance authorizing transgender persons to choose which public restroom to use. Now, you would think big city officials would have more important stuff to worry about than making a tiny minority feel better about their sexual identity, but I guess not.

A huge public outcry resulted, and local Christian ministers – notorious for their lack of sympathy for obnoxious and unrepentant sinners – helped organize a petition drive for a voter referendum on the ordinance, only to have the City reject the petitions due to unspecified “irregularities.” Some of the petitioners sued the City to force the referendum.

As we all know by now, this is becoming commonplace across the country. But to get back at those who were fighting them on this issue, the City of Houston issued subpoenas to the ministers, who were not even parties to the lawsuit, to produce their sermons and a ton of other papers to teach them a lesson for supporting the petitions and opposing Transgender Toilet Rights.

In the meantime, ISIS is running amok, terrorists are planning more attacks against U.S. interests, healthcare becomes more expensive by the day, and the is economy remains sluggish at best. But hey, people can use whichever bathroom they want, so all is right with the world.

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