WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 – When the history of America’s religious freedom is written, the criminalization of Christianity will be linked to that moment when the open assault on it was unleashed in 1963.
It was in 1963 that infamous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair lit the match that unleashed a Satan-inspired attack on Christian children who learned Biblical values and teachings in public school. Her Supreme Court case, Murray v. Curlett, led to a landmark ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. The decision stripped after-school religion and Bible classes from public schools across America.
Over a half-century later, in June 2015, another Supreme Court comprised of five unelected justices ruled to sanction gay marriage. This ruling is aimed at battering Christianity into submission and help in the total destruction of Christianity in the United States.
With this ruling, open warfare on Christianity was declared.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas vigorously disagreed with the court’s decision on gay marriage, writing that the majority’s decision was “at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our nation were built.” Justice Thomas added that the five liberal justices were invoking a definition of “liberty” that the Constitution’s framers “would not have recognized, to the detriment of the liberty they sought to protect,” according to National Journal.
The second Revolutionary War has now arrived and it is the American Christian Civil Rights Movement. Its goal is the uniting of churches and Christians to defend and protect Christian civil rights. This movement’s directive is to fight vigorously against the shackling and undoing of those constitutional and God-given religious rights that Americans cherish and practice.
This movement will awaken a stirring that starts in the church pulpits, the ministerial sermons, the pews, at morning breakfast prayers and in the evening thanks to God. It will appear alongside parents and their children kneeling at nighttime prayers to bear witness to those rights all Christian embrace and inherit from the Word of God.
The Supreme Court and those who seek the secularization of the Word of God want Christianity to make God’s law and God’s words subject to the will of five Supreme Court Justices. No, no and no again. God does not submit to the will of man, and those who follow and are of faith should never bow or submit to the will of a government or of a court that would destroy God in his own house of worship.
“But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:33).
The American Christian Civil Rights Movement is a call to action meant to work to unite the body of Christ to step from the sidelines where Christianity is marred and destroyed, one destructive moment at a time. This movement of Christian civil rights resurrection is not political, even though President Obama has helped to usher in an orchestrated politically motivated open season assault on the rights, protections and practices of Christian faith since his inauguration.
Now is the time to stand up for God in your house of worship or in your home or on your street, in your community, at your business and at your child’s school.
The Obama administration has unleashed a war of intolerance against Christian parents, the military, schools, children, and Christians in business and in colleges across America. This has to stop now.
Former President Theodore Roosevelt once declared, “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Americans of Christian faith must stand up and forbid the criminalization of Christianity. Instead, they should depart from the sidelines of comfort and the shadows of convenience and take a vow to enter into the arena of Christian faith to fight for the unshackling of God and the re-emergence of Jesus Christ in the core and fabric of American life.
The American Christian Civil Rights Movement is now, because the demonization and criminalization of Christianity is now.
Are you being called?
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8