I am constantly amazed how Christians refuse to understand a basic constitutional principle of our republic in that the government is forbidden from endorsing any one religious belief over another. Every time though, the same people want to fight that which has be precedent in this country for well over 100 years.
I saw an article recently concerning just such an issue. The Air force removed a bible from a display for POW/MIA at a base. They did this because there was the complaint that this was a tacit endorsement of a particular faith.
Of course Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas was on Fox complaining about it and actually encouraged President Trump to become involved. He called the move stupid.
Why is it Christians in particular believe that their religious beliefs should be able to be displayed on government property? I wonder what he’d have said if the book were the Quran? How often do secular organizations have to fight this tendency of bias toward one particular faith over any other? Time and again, from the local government level to the federal, the courts have sided with those that insist that government not display any bias toward a single religion from 10 Commandment displays, to crosses, to nativity scenes during Christmas.
That Huckabee wants the President, as Commander and Chief to step in, is ridiculous. Does the Executive Branch of government get to ignore the law? Of course not.
Christians, although being the majority religious belief in this country, are always claiming some outrage or another, that they’re being persecuted for their belief. How is it that a religion with a 71% majority can claim to be persecuted is beyond understanding.
The greatness of our Constitution is that it protects minority views.
It’s time for Christians to stand down on their demands that their religion be recognized by government. These are the same people always quoting the Constitution, especially concerning freedom of religion, but it seems that it’s only for the majority.