I didn’t know that Greg Letiecq sent Eric and Annabel to Mr. Fernandez and that sign. I never asked. I assumed they had just stumbled on it.
In the radio, Eric asks the people to not be judgemental of the people of Prince William. He explains his position and presents himself as a moderate. Having talked to Eric at length, many times, he isn’t too far off the mark.
See what you think. It is a totally different perspective from that which you have been led to believe.
Meanwhile, those in Manassas City who continue to blame Eric and Annabel might want to send a thank you note to Mr. L. It seems he got things going.
As we prepare for this film to go national, into millions of households, it is good to know these things.
[note: this thread is about 9500 Liberty and not about other organizations. ]
On Sept. 12, 1960, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy gave one of the most important speeches on church and state in American history. Refuting charges that his Catholic religious affiliation would interfere with his presidential duties, Kennedy outlined the proper constitutional relationship between religion and government.
A half century later, Americans are still struggling with issues of faith and politics. Some candidates trumpet their personal religous affiliations in a crass attempt to secure votes. Others attacks Islam or other minority faiths in a divisive and destructive maneuver to win elections.
The speech you just heard was given 2 months before the 1960 election day. At the time JFK spoke, no Catholic had ever been elected president. To date, he is still the only Catholic to be elected president, even though the Supreme Court is made up of three Jews and 6 Catholics. It is the first time in history that there has been no protestant on the high court.
The same abuses are going on today that Kennedy addressed, only I believe those abuses are worse. Americans are still trying to get money from the public coffers to support religious based schools. Priests and Bishops are denying politicians the sacraments because they have labeled themselves pro-choice. Houses of worship are being vandalized and at times denied permission to build because of who they are.
Some Americans continue to deny that the Founders built in some protections in our Constitution. These same folks seem to think that the establishment clause was to protect churches from government only. Some people still want to hang their own doctrine in classrooms and endoctrinate school children because they are a captive audience. The call for prayer in schools is loud and clear, even though it has been almost 50 years since Madalyn Murray O’Hair won her famous case before the Supreme Court.
There is a call for ministers to preach who the ‘good’ Christian candidates are from the pulpit and to defy IRS rulesthat forbid this type of behavior. The Air Force Academy was under the microscope for harassing cadets who weren’t evangelical and for requiring attendance at certain functions. Mikey Weinstein’s organization Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Wiccans at Fort Hood gained the right to practice their religion only to have it snatched away because of community pressure.
Some Americans were highly insulted at the reference to the ‘Guns and God’ vote by President Obama. No thought was given to what is said about him on a daily basis regarding his country of birth and his religion, of course. Many Americans very want religion to be a part of their government, just as long as it is THEIR religion and not someone else’s. Sharia Law is unacceptable but a Christian version of the same thing would be perfectly acceptable to some folks.
I am not sure Kennedy’s dream wasn’t far too illusive for the last part of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
While Judge Virginia Phillips has remarked, The logic defies description” regarding currect DADT policy, an appeal is expected in many circles. This very well might be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Regardless, this is a huge decision that has the potential for huge impact on our military.
Do you think DADT is unconstitutional? What will the outcome be? Will we revert back to a nation that prohibits gays and lesbians from legally serving in the military? Will the military now actively begin a witch hunt to weed out all gays and lesbians or will there be new legislation that allows gays and lesbians to serve?