By Jen Kuznicki | August 31, 2015 | 3:22 PM EDT
Iconic photo of Jesus Christ is removed from school building. (Video Screenshot)
The American people have to start fighting back against the small group of atheists who are threatening lawsuits all over the nation over the upside-down interpretation of the First Amendment.
In a Newsbusters story, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (or as I call them, Lucifer’s Little Helpers or LLH) atheist busybodies got a school district to take down a portrait of Jesus Christ, citing the First Amendment.“… calling the placement of the portrait ‘an egregious violation of the First Amendment.’ A soundbite followed of Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president Dan Barker proclaiming: ‘It’s a picture of Jesus. And the courts have consistently ruled that pictures of Jesus and other religious iconography do not belong in a public school.’”
So, upon reading something like this, an astute amatuer googler like yourself googles the First Amendment and sees that not only is Mr. Barker wrong about what the First Amendment says, he cites past lawsuits instead of the amendment when trying to force the school district through lawsuits to abandon their culture, their faith and their good sense in order to avoid a large payout.
The First Amendment actually permits the portrait to hang, just as it permits prayer in schools because it says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” The hanging of a portrait and prayer do not equal Congress making a law to establish a religion in any way, shape or form. Further, the second part of that section in the First Amendment must not be ignored. It says, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” If the FFRF (or LLH, whichever you prefer) got the school to take down a portrait of a historical figure like Jesus Christ, they are in violation of the First Amendment, not the school.Public school districts are supposed to be locally controlled. The fact that the public schools would rather take down the portrait than fight a lawsuit means that this will continue to happen, and people of faith should not let it.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (AP Photo)The people must understand that the School Board is elected to represent them, and if they want the portrait to hang on
the school wall,
they should fight to keep it there. Rolling over because some group of nuts began frivolous lawsuits dictating your local school’s faith values and culture should not be how these stories end.
It might be a good idea to have an informal vote of the people and hang the portrait back up as soon as the lunatic fringe leaves town. But more than that, the people must be prepared to fight against groups who are trying to force us all to give up on God. They are using fear and distortion to force God from our lives, just like their master, Lucifer.
Newsbusters adds at the end of their story an excerpt from Lucifer’s Little Helper’s website, which describes the exact opposite of historical record and the exact opposite of moral and ethical behavior:
“The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion. In modern times the first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women’s right to vote, for death with dignity for the terminally ill, and for the right to choose contraception, sterilization and abortion have been freethinkers, just as they were the first to call for an end to slavery.”
The truth is, there would be no Western civilization without God, nor without the appearance of Jesus Christ. The FFRF (LLH), it seems, want to free the rapist, loose the mentally ill on our streets, kill the elderly, abort the babies and induce mass sterilization.
Don’t let them steal your local control.
Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, “Now is the time to act.”