Separation of Church and State
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people
whom he hath chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalms 33:12
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
When I was first elected State Chairman, I was asked about my views on religious freedom. I was amazed that many in that room were all worked up about the rights of Cultists, Muslims, Atheists and Infidels. I was accused by some of forcing my religion upon them.
- The term “religion” during the founding era, still had its normal meaning, as opposed to the slang that Billy Graham popularized, “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.” The normal meaning is the public expression of your inward Christian faith. False religions were labeled after their founders Islam was called Mohamadism, the JW’s were called Russellites, and so forth. The Masonic view of religion is based on their liberal credo: “the Father of God and the Brotherhood of Man,” and that whatever you believe about Him are all equally valid, came into popularity much later.
- Separation of Church and State appears nowhere in the US Constitution, and the First Amendment begins with “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” By the way, monuments and memorials are not laws, if you can’t handle looking at the 10 commandments, there are no thought police to throw you jail. The only thought police in America right now are the ACLU, who are busy imposing their Atheism on the majority of this nation, through their perversions of our Law system.
- During the 2012 campaign, I received a piece of mail from a wag who said we needed separation of Church and State to protect the State from the Church. This unstable soul cited Islamic Terrorists. I informed him, Churches are Christian, Mosques are Islamic; he was confusing the two. Our founding fathers weren’t confused about this: “Probably at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and of the [first] Amendment to it now under consideration, the general, if not universal sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the State so far as was not incompatible with the private rights of conscience and freedom of religious worship. Any attempt to level all religions, and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference, would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation.” Joseph Story-1840 (Americas God and Country Encyclopedia. of Quotations by William J. Federer) The thought of having to protect heavily armed policemen, FBI agents, and our Armed Forces from a memorial in the shape of the Cross is ridiculous in the extreme. Communists take such measures seriously. Lenin who said “millions of dead are to be preferred to the notion of God.”
So as you could guess, I’m concerned about the people whose religious freedom made America, namely Christians. For example, Roger Sherman wrote, “Admiring and thankfully acknowledging the riches of redeeming love, and earnestly imploring that Divine assistance which may enable us to live no more to ourselves, but to him who loved us and gave himself to die for us.”(Americas God and Country Encyclopedia. of Quotations by William J. Federer) Patrick Henry wrote, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been supplied a place of safety, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
Yes, I do believe in rights of conscious, but never to the point where shrill voices come into CPoW and dismantle our Party, and tear it down to the level of their liking, such as attacking our Preamble. I also take the same view of America; religious freedom is not a charter for “national suicide” or a license for domestic enemies such as Muslims and Atheists, who have been forcing their will on America, to destroy us. They may have rights to freedom of conscious; they do not have rights to takeover America, and replace it with an alien form of government, such as Communism, or Sharia Law. So I don’t put any energy into securing the religious freedom of America’s enemies. Their “rights” are well secured in these days of political correctness. I put my energy into securing the rights of Christians, and then Patriotic Americans, whose freedoms are being suppressed. These people are in need, not America’s enemies.