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Letter to the Editor: Preaches church in the classroom

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:00 pm

In reference to your editorial, “State has too many in prison,” on Sept. 25,  I was amused by your implication that churches have failed in their responsibility of preventing crime. You said, “Maybe the churches aren’t doing the job they should in reaching people outside their buildings, but lawmakers can’t do anything about that.”

You seemed to be saying that is is the church’s fault there are too many criminals in our society, especially in view of the fact that “Mississippi probably has as many, if not more, professed Christians than any state in the nation.”

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  • RealityCheck posted at 3:30 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

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    God bless you Bro. Johnson for speaking out on this subject. For too long we Christians have sat on our hands and listened to the misinterpretations, lies and demonizing statements about what the Bill of Rights means, what Christians believe and the sins we believers and our respective churches are guilty of. We are not perfect, don't claim to be perfect and never will be perfect while on this earth but most of us try our best on a daily basis to be the best human being we possibly can. We Christians are an easy and frequent target of the liberal progressive left while that group also holds the common opinion that criticism of Muslims and their beliefs is an off limits and a prohibited subject. I have read the Constitution and Bill of Rights countless times and I've never found anything about separation of church and state nor the right of a woman to murder an innocent, unborn child. The 1st Amendment actually states the following:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    This means the government cannot establish a national religion while prohibiting any other religion. It does not prohibit a voluntary prayer at a public event such as a football game, it does not mean a student or adult can be prohibited from publicly praying or praising God at a high school graduation, public meeting or athletic event. The ACLU in conjuction with a minority atheistic population are trying and slowly meeting success at removing any vestige of God or Christianity from public discussion in the United States. Even the current administration goes out of it's way to avoid the mention of God or prayer. The liberal progressives were even successful in removing prayer and the mention of God from the agenda at the recent Democratic National Convention.

    I remember the days when I attended elementaary school and we had a Bible class at least once a week. Those classes were the only exposure to religion some of those children ever received. The classes taught love, respect, and morality to we children. When you completely remove religion from the public forum and especially from the educational setting you must expect the results we now see in America, increasing violence, increasing dependence on alcohol and drugs, a total lack of morality, increasing number of births among teenagers and young unmarried women and a total lack of respect for law enforcement and our neighbors. Indeed there seems to be a common belief now that there are no longer any moral absolutes among the younger generation concerning our personal actions and our treatment of those around us. The United States is following the pattern of other great nations in the past who have chosen to turn their backs on God and go their own way in seeking lives of self gradification and pleasure. If we haven't reached the point of no return we certainly can't be far from it. It's time to wake up America or perish!

    Jesse C. Greer


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