Thursday the House of Representatives voted 231-184 to approve the latest Head Start Bill, with only 23 Democrats voting in favor of approval. Now as Head Start is one of the few programs upon which Republicans and Democrats agree is a good idea, what would prompt such a wholesale abandonment of this program by the Democrats? Glad you asked; it was the presence of God.
No, I’m not saying that God appeared in the House yesterday and told them to vote no. It was the fact that, included in the bill, was an amendment which would allow church associated pre-school providers to maintain their spiritual nature by considering a person’s faith in hiring.
Now to me, this is simply logic. I mean, the first thing I would ask is, what possible reason would anyone who was a non-believer have for wanting to work for a religious school? I would think that any self-respecting atheist would avoid working for a church school at all costs. That is unless they had a specific motive, such as causing trouble; same for a protestant attempting to work at a Catholic school. Jobs are not hard to come by in teaching. Most areas are desperate for teachers, even going so far as to certify professionals who have no formal training in education.
So again it begs the question, what possible motive could anyone have for attempting to get a job at a religious school which was associated with a church antithetical to their own beliefs? This is not the first time that trouble makers have sought to impose their beliefs upon those with whom they do not agree.
Representative Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina put it this way,
“This is about our children, and denying them exemplary services just because the organization happens to be a religious one is just cruel.”
Of course, as I have said before, Liberals don’t really care about what is good for people, they are much more concerned about their agenda and that agenda is patently anti-religion. Democrats like Representative George Miller of
take exception with the provision saying, California
“It is a violation of our civil rights laws and it has sunk the chances of making this a truly bipartisan bill.”
As I said, agenda over children. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida stated,
“Congress should not be in the business of supporting state-sponsored discrimination.”
You're right Alcee, why should Americans care about the welfare of children when we can protect the civil rights of some mythical workers who might seek employment with a religious school? It’s much more important to prevent a church related school from getting federal funds than it is to educate our children. I wonder if Mr. Hastings strong belief in not supporting state-sponsored discrimination extends to affirmative action. It is, after all, the most striking example of state-sponsored discrimination extant within our society.
As Representative John Boehner, R-Ohio put it, without changing the law,
“Faith based organizations are forced to relinquish their protected rights to hire individuals who share their beliefs.”
So why is it that Democrats, who vociferously maintain that they are just as religious as Republicans, fight so hard to eliminate the last vestiges of religion from all government functions? Prayer in school? It will offend some atheist or Muslim. Display a nativity scene during Christmas? Violates the “separation between church and state” clause of the First Amendment (will someone please show me this clause, cause I’ve looked and I can’t find it anywhere in there). It goes on and on.
Anywhere, anytime Christianity shows itself, the Left, the ACLU, and the Democrat party are there to fight it. “Religion belongs in the home,” we are told. “It has no place in public.” AP reporter Ben Feller says in his report that debate over the proposed Head Start oversight bill and the amendment centered not on oversight but on religion and civil rights. Why is it that every special interest group with an axe to grind, whether real or imagined is championed by the Left and the Democrat party except Christians.
Even Muslims, some of whom are demonstrably determined to destroy
, have more rights in the eyes of Liberals than those evil Christians. Why don’t Christians have civil rights? Why aren’t Christians allowed to pursue what they believe in while educating children? Why are gays allowed to teach school while being openly gay, but if a Christian chooses to teach in a Christian environment, then they have no rights? America
For Democrats, it seems always to be process over people. It is more important to insure that civil rights principles are enforced than it is that children have a chance to improve their lives.
Of course we know what this is actually all about, the Left is composed of people who want to feel free to live their lives in any manner they choose, and not have to feel guilty about it. Because people with religious convictions, any religious convictions, have certain moral standards, they, by their very manner of living, sit in judgment of those who wish to live a more Bohemian existence. This makes Liberals feel uncomfortable.
Even though most Christians don’t even give those who choose to live the life of a libertine a second thought, Liberal’s own guilty consciences make them imagine that we are out here condemning them.
Hint to Democrats: get over it! We don’t care what you’re doing because you’re not that important.
There seems to be an irrational fear that Christians are trying to establish a national religion.
Hint to Democrats: We don’t want a national religion. We all have our own sectarian beliefs, and we wish to be able to worship in the manner of our own choosing. What we do want is the right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to exercise our own religious beliefs freely. We believe in the First Amendment, we ardently believe that it should be rigidly enforced, all of it.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”
Too often, we see Democrats ardently quoting the first part of that clause but ignoring the last of it. Democrats see any public display of religion as a threat. A threat? How can anyone who believes in religion, as Democrats so ardently protest they do, see public displays of faith as a threat?
The sight of a person prayerfully seeking the assistance of God should be an encouraging sight to those Democrats as it should be to all people of faith. Why should the “civil rights” of atheists trump those constitutionally protected rights of freedom to exercise of people of religion?
The sad truth is, Democrats are afraid. They’re afraid of anyone who enjoys the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights unless they are being controlled by those on the Left. True freedom scares Liberals. They are afraid of law abiding citizens with firearms, they are afraid of citizens who pray, they are afraid of citizens who want to start their own businesses and succeed, they are afraid of any American who chooses freedom over enslavement to the state.
Hint to Democrats: A life lived in fear is no life at all.
Our Founding Fathers believed that all of our Rights derived from a Divine Power. They usually referred to this power as God. Even Thomas Paine one of the favorites of the anti-God Left didn’t shy away from God. In “Common Sense” he frequently refers to God and a Devine Power.
Thomas Jefferson told us in the Declaration of Independence that we “are endowed by...[our]...Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” There is no ambiguity in their words or their intent. They believed that faith was critical to the success of our Republic.
So I end as I began. Why is it that Democrats are anti-God?
Long Live Our American Republic!!!