Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting An Establishment Of Religion, Or Prohibiting The Free Exercise Thereof

-the first sixteen words of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The below video is making the rounds. It is a speech made by Rev. Dennis Terry, pastor of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Rick Santorum was there and at the end you can see him standing up to applaud the Reverend. All that venomous bile the Reverend spews against liberals, other religions, and gays is nothing new. Neither is his paranoid notion that Christan's are discriminated against since they are not allowed to run the country the way they think it should be run without interference from those pesky liberals, gays, and other heathens. What is interesting is the Reverend's call to arms for a new nation. A nation where Christians control the churches, the homes and the government. The man is asking for the creation of a state religion, the true state religion, Christianity.

This is the climate in our country right now. One where this so called man of God thinks the time is right for Christians to grasp the reins of power and recreate the country in their image. A country without liberals, a country without gays, and, although he did not mention it in his speech, a country where the state has complete control of a woman's body,  In the end, a country where no other religions ideas or political thoughts are accepted.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

"I don't care what the liberals say, I don't care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation. The God of Abraham, the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob. There is only one God, there's only one God, and his name is Jesus. I'm tired of people telling me that I can't say those words. I tired of people telling us as Christan we can't voice our beliefs or that we can no longer pray in public. Listen to me, If you don't lik..love America and if you don't like the way we do things I have one thing to say - GET OUT. We don't worship Buddha, I said we don't worship Buddha, we don't worship Mohammad, we don't worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God's son Jesus Christ.

I believe the church is to be the conscience of the nation. The church needs to be the conscience of our state and our local community. Listen closely, now hold on for just a moment. As long as they continue to kill little babies in our mother’s womb, somebody’s got to take a stand and say it’s not right, God be merciful to us as a nation. As long as sexual perversion is becoming normalized, somebody needs to stand up and say, God forgive us, god have mercy upon us. As long as they continue to tell our children they cannot pray in public schools or pray in open public places today, somebody’s got to take a stand and say God forgive us, God have mercy upon us. As long as they continue to tear down traditional marriage, listen, God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman and as long as they continue to attacks marriage. Somebody needs to take a stand and say no, no, no, no.

I'm tell you, my friends, I believe that Christians in America are the key to revival, I believe that Christians in America is the key to the economy turning around, I believe the Christians in America is the key to the jobless rate continue to go down. I believe its a spiritual thing,  if we'll put God back in America, put God back in our pulpits, put God back in our homes and our statehouses, and then in Washington DC. Then we can have revival in American and the holy spirit will show up and great and mighty things will happen for our country."

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