The war on Christianity is a silent battle coming from the left. But leading that battle is a not-so-silent organization known only as the ACLU. You might say, "but the ACLU is simply trying to protect the line that separates the church from the state," but you'd be wrong. If you take even a surface look at the cases that the ACLU takes up you will notice that they skew heavily against Christians, not religion, but Christians. Numerous times the ACLU has taken up the Muslim cause. This is not a bad thing, we are a nation that allows open religious expression and it works. But Christianity is often kicked to the wayside while other religions are ushered in. The constitution promises religious freedom But apparently the ACLU never got that memo. The examples are too many, but here is one that caught my eye:
In 2002 Franklinton, Louisiana had signs on it's outskirts that read "Jesus is Lord over Franklinton." The signs were put there by area churches. So what was the problem? Well the ACLU found one, and they didn't flinch. Their first claim was that the signs were near state roads and that this violated the U.S. Constitution. Their second claim was that city road crews had helped the churches put the signs up, another violation of the separation of church and state they claimed. It was later learned that they had no knowledge that road crews helped put up the signs until after they had already made the charges about the state roads violation...In other words they were searching for any reason to get rid of the signs. So how are private billboards along state roads any endorsement of any religion? Secondly, How does road crews helping put up any sort of sign equal a government endorsement of what ever is on the sign?
The signs were up for two years without a peep. Than one motorist from New Orleans, 55 miles away, drove by and told the ACLU that the signs offended him. Guess what, the ACLU won. The signs came down. The outcome was decided by the claim of one citizen versus tens of thousands who fought to keep the signs, and that citizen that claimed offense didn't even live in that community.
As an afternote, 3,000 people from the small town of Franklintown in protest of the decision put signs in their yard that said, "God is Lord over all." In history, whenever someone has tried to snuff out Christianity, it has thrived in even greater numbers.
The ACLU will lose it's battle over Christianity in the long run, because as Christians we already know the final outcome. But Lord knows they are going to do everything they can to keep Christians out of the public domain. It's a war that liberals are setting the stage for. The battle lines are being drawn. The ACLU is at the front and it is not going to back down.
Freedom of religion, not freedom from it...Never forget that...The ACLU already has.
The above example from the town of Franklinton, Louisiana was paraphrased from the book Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity, by David Limbaugh(Pg. 177-178).