By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The church has been infiltrated, and the godly are under attack. The compromise of our Faith in many of the churches and synagogues is amazing. The liberal left and their allies who have given in to their depravity know that to perform the fundamental transformation of America that they are after the one obstacle that still stands in the way is the large body of believers in God (i.e. Christians and Jews) in this country. While many of the Faithful’s children have been ripped away from their parents politically, and even stand against their parents in such a manner that they have severed all ties with their elders, a great many of them, and an even larger number of older Jews and Christian believers, still remain strong. In California, in fact, only one in four Christians eligible to vote actually vote. I believe if Christians alone would get off their bottoms and vote, the State could be turned around in a day. Also, with the Democrat Party’s disgusting policies, Christians in the black and Hispanic communities are walking away from the left’s craziness. With the Democrat’s out-of-control policies, and President Trump’s faithfulness to Israel, I believe a lot of Jews are walking away from the Democrats, as well. So, what it is coming down to is that a spiritual war is being waged between the godly, and the atheistic progressive socialist nut-cakes and their Muslim allies. In truth, I believe they, the anti-godly, are getting desperate and the attack is now a full-court press.
For example, in New York, proposed regulations would require private schools to provide the “substantial equivalent” of a public school education. Pacific Justice Institute is involved after being sought out by parents and rabbis who practice ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Judaism. They have been training their youth in small religious schools known as yeshivas for thousands of years. The schools instruct in subjects such as math and English language, while focusing primarily on the Torah and Talmud. PURITE notes that the proposed regulations would essentially outlaw their way of life and education.
In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of Amish and Mennonite parents who had been fined for non-compliance with Wisconsin’s compulsory education laws. That precedent remains controlling today.
The proposed regulations have also raised alarm among parochial school leaders and homeschool families. Meanwhile, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), affiliated with the ACLU, sent a letter complaining that the regulations do not go far enough.
Brad Dacus, president of PJI, noted, “If religious freedom and tolerance are to continue as a bedrock of American life, we must allow parents to choose a religious education for their children.”
10 News has reported
that in Chula Vista a church was vandalized because, a pastor believes, his church was targeted because of their strong opposition to the city-run children’s event known as “Drag Queen Storytime.”
The walls outside the South Bay Pentecostal Church Sunday were spray painted with symbols and messages associated with Satan.
“Sure enough, at every corner there were phrases, hateful words, and graffiti on the walls of our church,” Executive Pastor Amado Huizar said.
Huizar has been outspoken about his opposition to the Chula Vista Library-sanctioned Drag Queen Storytime event, where “trans” individuals (men cross-dressing as women) read stories to little children.
Huizar believes the event is not age-appropriate, nor should it be a public, taxpayer-funded program.
“If the people want to make that happen, do it at a private setting, at a book store or at a home, but not at the Chula Vista Public Library,” Huizar said.
Huizar said the church’s surveillance system captured two men parking their sedan in the church parking lot at around 3:00 a.m., and then fifteen minutes later, they are seen jumping back into the car with what looked to be spray cans in their hands.
Huizar filed a hate crime report with Chula Vista police and asked for increased patrols.
“I’m all about diversity. I am all about inclusiveness,” Huizar said. “When you do something like a ‘drag queen story hour,’ you are excluding a segment of the populous who are not in favor of this because of what we experienced today or scared to speak out.”
Despite what happened, Huizar said he will not back down.
“I’m very sad,” Huizar said. “I’m heartbroken, but I am going to continue to speak.”
Online, anything that disagrees with the liberal left’s ungodly narrative is also under attack. Google-owned YouTube says they’ve purged over 17,000 channels, 100,000 videos and a whopping 500 million comments in just three months after changing their rules on “hate speech.”
They also said they’re using AI to censor people for “hate speech” and automatically remove content before it’s even viewed. Their hate speech definition includes anything against illegal aliens, homosexuals, and transsexuals. In short, hate speech under the platform’s new policy is anything that they consider to be bigoted and supremacist content (or shall we say, disagrees with their political leanings).
America has no laws prohibiting “hate speech” and courts have ruled repeatedly that “hate speech” is free speech. But, that hasn’t stopped Big Tech monopolies from censoring people for their political views using their own made-up “hate speech” definition.
If you read the writings of the Founding Fathers, the purpose of “Freedom of Speech” being included in the Bill of Rights
was in order to protect political and religious speech. In other words, they were trying to secure the very speech that the liberal left is arguing is speech that should not be allowed.
James Madison, when discussing the First Amendment during a House of Representatives debate on June 8, 1789, explained, “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments…No State shall violate the equal rights of conscience, or the freedom of the press…”
Madison, later in his life, in his Report on the Virginia Resolutions in January of 1800, declared, “…they ratified the Constitution in the sense that no right of any denomination can be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by the Government of the United States, or any part of it, except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution; and in the sense, particularly, ‘that among other essential rights, the liberty of conscience and freedom of the press cannot be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by any authority of the United States.’ Words could not well express in a fuller or more forcible manner the understanding of the Convention, that the liberty of conscience and the freedom of the press were equally and completely exempted from all authority whatever of the United States. Under an anxiety to guard more effectually these rights against every possible danger, the Convention, after ratifying the Constitution, proceeded to prefix to certain amendments proposed by them a declaration of rights, in which are two articles providing, the one for the liberty of conscience, the other for the freedom of speech and of the press.”
In other words, the purpose of the clause in the First Amendment naming the freedom of speech was to ensure that speech, all speech, was protected; we have the freedom to disagree with what another says, or does. That is the point of liberty. The homosexual agenda, to show an example of today’s attempt to injure liberty, seeks to use the force of law to silence those who disagree with their lifestyle, and is even using the law, education industry, and all other avenues they believe will support their cause, to compel any dissenters to not only comply with their claim that homosexuality is somehow normal, but to celebrate it and to force people to teach that to their children. Any dissent is called “hate speech,” an idea that flies in the face of freedom of speech, and liberty. In fact, the tactics being used by the gay community could be categorized as being Orwellian, and tyrannical.
The purpose of the clauses securing the freedom of speech, and the freedom of the press, were designed to ensure that political speech and religious speech of any kind would not be abridged. Yet, such speech is now labeled as hate speech, and is under assault by those who make the law, and enforce the law, and the truth is, during all of this destruction of liberty, the forces behind it are snickering in the corner because they’ve been waiting a long time to find a way to attack the moral and religious people who believe in God in this country.
Which means that not only are the two clauses regarding speech and the press in the First Amendment being violated, but so is the establishment clause when it comes to religion; for, without formally announcing it, the Democrats and their political allies have declared humanism as the established church of America, and any Christian, Jew, or other person who says differently are now being persecuted, and silenced by the shock troops dispatched by the liberal left.
As Benjamin Franklin so wisely said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”