Monday, July 12, 2004


The same-sex marriage controversy is raging this week in Washington, D.C. If you have any reason why authorizing homosexual relationships should not be joined with American lawbooks ‘til death do us part, speak now to your U.S. senators or forever hold your peace.

I think the strategy of the gay activists to make most Americans ashamed to voice their opinions on this issue for fear of being labeled ‘’intolerant’’ is just terrible.

They say that, because of the separation of church and state, all the religious objections to enabling and legalizing homosexual behavior should be censored.



The First Amendment says just the opposite. We’re SUPPOSED to encourage free religious expression, not try to squelch it to get our way. It’s far more constitutional and all-American to mix talk of God with talk of governmental affairs than to foolishly think you can keep them separate.

If you want to see a vivid example, buy a copy of TIME’s ‘’D-Day: 60th Anniversary Tribute: 24 Hours That Saved the World.’’ It should be on newstands into August.

Here’s President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his June 6 radio address to the nation on p. 109:

‘’Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor. . . . Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them.’’

Ooh! He mixed church and state! Shouldn’t we exhume his body, dock his pay posthumously, and slap him for that? Weren’t those the public’s airwaves he was using? We should revoke those FCC licenses retroactively!

Here FDR is again on p. 93, having sent a letter to all service members “commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces.” What was he THINKING, to use government paper to issue such a narrow-minded, bigoted suggestion? We’d better sue his estate for damages, and to get back the cost of the paper he used for his letter.

Gay activists say they have no problem with religious expression as long as it is “ghettoized” in shut-in, shut-up churches, synagogues and mosques. But that’s far, far, far from the American way.

As the news of the Normandy invasion spread throughout the country on that day in 1944, as photos in the TIME book showed, factory workers took a moment to stop and pray, on their knees, in a Chicago manufacturing plant; racetracks called off their programs and stores closed at noon. Can you imagine? They let their spiritual feelings be known outside of their churches, in the public square! They should all be thrown in jail for violating the First Amendment!



Come on, you guys. Trying to squelch free religious speech with phony claims about ‘’intolerance’’ on this same-sex marriage issue today, is unfair, unAmerican and very dangerous to freedom.

This is another D-Day. Let the spirit of America muster an invasion . . . an invasion of truth . . . and storm the cliffs of people’s hearts.


Prayer request: Gratitude, Lord, for safe trips home for our family from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and New York City, as well as successful wisdom-teeth extraction this morning for our Jordan. Fill her with Your wisdom, Lord, and a double dose of Your quick healing would be nice, too. (James 3:17)

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