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Does faith matter anymore in America? Should it?
That probably depends on who you ask, but what is becoming increasingly evident is a growing hostility among some segments of society and culture.
Month - Nation - Birth - Christ—called - Christmas
Last month, much of our nation celebrated the birth of Christ—called Christmas, short for Christ’s Mass—yet, the idea of any public display for a clearly religious holiday is somehow considered insensitive, discriminating, or criminal.
One begins to wonder if even saying “God Bless you” after a sneeze might somehow generate formal complaints and a lawsuit to stop such egregious behavior. Sounds like nonsense doesn’t it?
Sadly, it’s not.
Religious expression in the marketplace of ideas is not an automatic religious endorsement by the government, though this remains a loud, but hollow cry among many who would deny those rights if given the power to do so.
Nation - Idea - God - Theme - Today
When our nation was established, the idea of “self-government under God” was a prevailing theme. Today, it feels more like an increasingly intrusive government without God.
Teachers, football coaches, counselors, city and county officials, our men and women in uniform, chaplains, students, and even government officials, are being reprimanded for acknowledging God or Jesus Christ in almost any public forum.
Business - Owners—photographers - Bakers - Florists - Others—are
Business owners—photographers, bakers, florists, and others—are being sued, some even closing their doors, for simply adhering to their values, beliefs, and their rights of conscience in an honorable fashion.
Millions of citizens are rising up to say “Enough” and declare that they still want to “keep faith in America.”
Millions - People - Country - Heartfelt - Trust
Millions of people in this country continue to pray and place a heartfelt trust in God. This simple act of humble faith has given America strength in wartime, dignity and compassion toward those less fortunate, and confidence in the face of unprecedented challenges.
For so many, faith matters, faith makes a difference, faith brings with it a renewed sense of hope for a better...
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