The Trib-Review Group has once again published a ridiculous story about about a ridiculous event. This past weekend, the Juniata United Methodist Church put up the Ten Commandments monument outside their church. And, that is news? Yawn.
This was done in “defiance” to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, who have quite rightly complained about the Ten Commandments outside of the Connellsville Area Junior High. The problem, which the author failed to mention once again, is that not all 10 Cs are created equal. 10 Cs outside of a PUBLIC school are unconstitutional. 10 Cs on PRIVATE church property are perfectly legal. In fact, the FFRF would be happy to see the school’s 10 C moved to church property.
Instead the article summarized a number of very random points by the speakers:
Dr. Gary Snyder, a pastor of a Washington County church, said the separation of church and state is not in the U.S. Constitution.
“The real separation of church and state is what the Soviet Union was based on,” he said. “History is actually being rewritten, and it’s very scary.”
“All nations that forget God are doomed to death, spiritually, morally and financially,” he added. “If Americans return to their faith in God and turn from their wicked ways, God will bless America again. It’s not too late. We ask for God to bless America. It’s time for America to bless God. May we always be one nation under God.”
The Rev. Stuart Adams, who said he is the great-great-great-grandson of the nation’s second president, John Adams, one of the nation’s founding fathers, talked about the history of the nation and its belief in God.
In 1948, Adams said, Israel became a nation and 11 minutes later the United States recognized it.
“In the Bible, God said I will bless those who bless Israel, and I will curse those who curse Israel,” Adams said. “The Israelis are God’s chosen people, and America can never forget that.”
Adams said he believes if America repents and turns away from its sins, God will heal the nation.
But if America doesn’t repent, Adams said he believes America will continue to be cursed.
“I believe that God is coming soon for his children,” Adams said. “It will happen in a twinkling of an eye. When it happens, I hope we’re not a society that doesn’t believe in God.
“There are souls who are lost and dying,” he added. “We need to show them love and compassion instead of hate.”
But the real crime is that these innocent children at the rally are being told untruths about the Constitution. They are being indoctrinated in a hateful world view, which claims that those that believe in a god are somehow better Americans than those that don’t.
And, that is the real crime that should have been reported.