Am I trying to vilify David Silverman and his anti-Christian American Atheists? Not at all. I’d no sooner try to “milkify” milk. Actions define character. It’s at once both refreshing and instructive to see the godless left cast off its Apollyon mask.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel civil-rights firm, said of the case: “Atheist groups would like to see a total collapse of the free exercise of religion in America. The cross is a symbol of hope amidst the total destruction at Ground Zero. The lawsuit is further evidence of the war on Christianity in America. The 9/11 cross survived the terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, and it will survive the cultural attack by radical secularists.”
Indeed, radical secularists’ war on Christianity has reached biblical proportions. We saw it on full display at the Democratic National Convention. It was surreal. There, thousands of Democrats, with a unified voice, denied God three times and then booed His inclusion after shell-shocked party officials rammed Him back into the platform – this, despite an obviously failed voice vote. (The democratic process and the Democratic Party: Neither the twain shall meet.)
The uncanny symbolism was not lost on Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND: “It’s reminiscent of the denials of Jesus by Simon Peter on the day He was arrested for a sham trial before the Sanhedrin,” he wrote. “I didn’t hear a cock crow at the Democratic convention, unless you count Bill Clinton’s speech.”
Benjamin Franklin once observed, “If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?”
We know what we’d be. We’re becoming it.
Yes, liberals’ desperate attempts to secularize America and eradicate her rich, Judeo-Christian heritage must be vigorously combatted. The left’s militant crusade to exorcise public recognition of God must not go unchallenged.
As Muslim radicals’ conduct murderous assaults on U.S. embassies around the world, secularist radicals are no less determined to kill freedom. There is, you see, a tie that binds. Both groups hate – with a visceral, all-consuming kind of hatred – the one true God. They hate all things Judeo-Christian.
But they also share a common goal. God-deniers want to destroy the America of our founding – the America of which George Washington said in his inaugural address: “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
Millions of Muslims, on the other hand, simply want to destroy America.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).