Those who would invite religion into Government , invite Government into religion.
When we go down this road, soon Government defines what is an acceptable religion and what is not, then what is acceptable in that religion and what is not, and in the not too distant future Government’s approval is needed for every Sermon, prayer and Hymn in a service as the pulpit is transformed into a propaganda arm of the Government – much as we see in Iran today.
Government screws the pooch on almost everything – I want them as far away from my personal relationship with my Lord and Savior as possible.
The dividing line needs to be neon bright and absolute.
Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar, and unto God that which is God’s.
By Mike Appleton, Weekend Contributor
“All governments are theocracies. We now live in a secular humanist theocracy. I want to change that to a government with God at its head.”
-Gary DeMar (quoted in John Sugg, “A Nation Under God,” Mother Jones (December, 2005)
When I started first grade in 1951, each school day began with the Pledge of Allegiance. We recited “one nation, indivisible,” because people understood that fidelity to one’s country is not a religious virtue. The National Prayer Breakfast was not on anyone’s calendar because it didn’t exist. Politicians felt no compulsion to invoke God’s blessings on the United States at the conclusion of every speech. Protestants opposed every effort to secure public funding of Catholic parochial schools in order to preserve the “wall of separation” between church and state. The corner grocer didn’t care whether a customer was gay or had been born again. Textbooks were…
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