“A professor at a Romanian university was asked to resign her administrative position because she criticized Darwinian principles. It was feared that this criticism might cause some students to consider believing in God.
“A professor at the University of Havana had her salary cut 25% because she left copies of Christian magazines on a table in the back of her classroom after telling students they could peruse them if they so desired.
“In Yugoslavia, students can have their college education financed as long as they are not majoring in religion or attending divinity school.
“In Czechoslovakia, students are allowed to form religious groups on campus as long as they renounce their specific religious beliefs and replace them with social and political views that are officially sanctioned by the government.
And so on.
Remember, I said that a similar lecture could have occurred in Mr. Hebert’s class in 1976. But such a lecture would never be heard in an American classroom today. The reason is simple: these forms of religious persecution are no longer peculiar to other nations. They are happening right here in the United States of America.
In fact, every one of the above examples is based on a real case of religious persecution, which has happened in this country. Most of these cases are only a few years old, and all of them are recounted in David Limbaugh’s outstanding new book. While some of the cases arguably result from ignorance of the constitution, most are undoubtedly perpetrated intentionally in the name of liberalism.
Make no mistake about it; this country has changed a lot since 1976. And few celebrating our nation’s bicentennial could have foreseen the assault on Christianity that has taken place over the last couple of decades. While a small minority in this country may have led that assault, it could not have succeeded without the acquiescence of the Christian majority.
Those who read Persecution will undoubtedly agree that there is a war being waged against Christianity in this country. Of course, those who decide to fight back will pay a price. But look at the price we have paid for remaining silent.
Mike Adams (adams_mike@hotmail) is an associate professor at UNC-Wilmington. In addition to recommending David’s book, he supports his brother Rush 100%. And he no longer watches ESPN.