FREE SPEECH WITHOUT FAITH (Or “A GROSS, GODLESS GUIDEBOOK”)

FREE SPEECH WITHOUT FAITH (Or “A GROSS, GODLESS GUIDEBOOK”)

 

Neal Pollard

One of the pillars of the U.S. Constitution is the “First Amendment” in the “Bill of Rights.”  In brief, it states, “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.”  When one reads the prolific writings of our early leaders of government, he or she cannot fail to be struck by the fiercely religious tone that filled those writings.  The early, government documents are riddled with statements of faith and Bible quotations.

They certainly could not have envisioned all that their national progeny would have attempted to promote, defend, and embrace in the name of the First Amendment.  Legal eagles, even if they have religious leanings, feel their hands are tied by the language of that amendment even if reprehensible, perverse ideas are peddled through free speech.  What proof that no system of government is inherently righteous or incapable of spiritual and moral corruption.

A man in Pueblo whose name I refuse to share has published a manifesto the title of which I will not say.  To say this man promotes wickedness is to woefully understate the matter.  Yet, he is allowed to advocate without punishment such shameless sin because of a moral erosion that is the product of removing God and His Word from the marketplace.  We cannot avoid an immutable truth, that “righteousness exalts a nation, and sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).  God surely will not forever bless and uphold a nation who so thoroughly dismantles His precepts and principles.  Please pray for America!

 

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