Is God being Expelled From America?
God in America: His Future in Doubt
Our United States of America has been highly distinguished around the world as a Christian Nation. A nation known for offering freedom and opportunity to all people from all parts of the world regardless of race, color, or creed. People who came to America to experience for themselves the "land of the free." Only in America do we truly experience our proclamation of freedom. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". In addition, the Statue of Liberty has the famous inscription, which reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of tempest tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." Yes, America has a long legacy of compassion and charity throughout the world. It is America, the light of the world, that is first to sacrifice, even the lives of our service men, to assist the needy and protect the oppressed around the world.
Unfortunately, the God of the Judeo Christian Bible, the same God who has blessed America throughout the centuries, is under attack and has been "expelled" from all aspects of the "public square" here, in our country. Rejection of the Godly values that made America great have been slowly removed under the banner of being "politically correct." If you go back to the early 60's, you will see that respect for God in America began to fade during that decade. The Supreme Court of America declared prayer in the public schools unconstitutional, the Ten Commandments were removed from public property, and women won the right to have abortions on demand. The American way of life had started slowly moving further and further away from the Ten Commandments of God. The Godly way of life had been replaced with "secularism."
The American Civil Liberties Union took up the cause of freedom with a passion, however, not in favor of God. As the ACLU started representing atheists groups and individuals all over our country, and became quite successful in removing Christmas decorations from public land and buildings around the nation. They also managed to remove Christmas plays, carols, and opening prayers at sporting events and at public schools graduation ceremonies. Corporate America fearful of legal action from groups such as the ACLU complied with their agenda. Observing a "politically correct policy" seems to now be the law of the land. Today in America, active and involved Christian organizations have joined the spiritual battle to keep our religious freedoms alive. Freedoms that were given to each American by God, from the inception of this country. They need our prayers and our dollars to continue the battle to keep God in America.
The Ten Commandments were once the "spiritual laws" that ruled our nation, and now they have been replaced with "separation of church and state," and being "politically correct." Through these two ideologies, America has been transformed from a Judeo/Christian nation to a completely "secular" nation. Fifty years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that prayer in the public schools was unconstitutional, the law of "separation of church and state" became America's modern and secular law of the land. With court decisions affirming this belief, so began the eradication of biblical teachings and religious holiday practices from our public schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and even private corporations.
The assault on the biblical teaching of the Ten Commandments continues today, for example, does anyone remember the case, which dealt with the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama judicial building. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore made national news when he refused to remove the monument that was ordered by the U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to be removed under the auspices of violation of church and state. Unfortunately, the outcome was the removal of Justice Roy Moore from his position and was even charged with ethics violations by the government. Yet, the polls at that time showed that only 25% of Americans approved of the court order to remove the Ten Commandments from the judicial building. Why is the minority speaking for the larger Christian majority?
Make no doubt about it, the Judeo/Christian system is under attack in America today. While the ACLU is dedicated to protecting the freedoms of pornographers, child molesters, and abortionists, it is ruthless in attacking the God of our nation. The framework of our freedoms is the social and cultural morals that were formed by the Judeo-Christian value system of our Founding Fathers. In fact, at one time in history, Americans would wrap the flag around the cross to show unity to God. But that was then, now our nation is no longer ruled by the eternal principles that once formed our nation. Now we see that secularism is the new religion of our times and science and technology are its theology.
This spiritual shift has promoted a secular, and godless, culture. The perspective now is that humans are just a compilation of cells carved through evolution; chasing the mighty dollar is the way of life, and materialism and a moral-less entertainment industry is the by-product of such a life. Yes friends, along with the government, our country is now "morally bankrupt". Did anyone see the HBO comedy show depicting someone urinating on Jesus Christ? Where was the Christian majority? I e-mailed a complaint; I wonder how many more Christians did the same? I wonder what would have happened if it was Mohamed instead of Jesus who was being urinated on?
God has not given up on America, but His people have allowed His Laws to be attacked openly and ultimately be "expelled" from America. His church has compromised His teachings to fit the new secular way of life and so the "land of the free" has adopted the new laws of the land, "separation of church and state, and the politically correct "agenda.
In my new book, "God: Expelled From America", I attempt to open the eyes of the Christian majority of this great nation. Many Americans are unaware of the spiritual warfare that is currently going on in our country today. Non-believers are chipping away at our Judeo-Christian belief system and are slowly removing our freedom to acknowledge God without restraint in the public square. Right now in America, Christians are being persecuted for their beliefs.
Our current nation's leaders do not adhere to the Judeo-Christian belief system; therefore, they are transforming America into a secular and socialist society. The Laws of God, otherwise known as the Ten Commandments, are viewed as relics, no longer to be followed or obeyed. This is the time for the Christian majority to stand up for the biblical values that made this country strong and free. May God Bless America!
Rev. Mirta M. Signorelli.MA. Ph.D.