One Nation Under God

How long are we going to tolerate the Liberal’s attacks on religion? Have we become a nation of atheists? You don’t have to be a born-again Christian to respect the sanctity of God. You don’t even need to be believer to accept that this nation was founded upon the right to freedom of religion. Somehow over the past 20 years that freedom has been savaged by left-wing apatheism twisted into political correctness.

A fury arose this past weeks as the bastion of liberal insanity, Massachusetts, once again became the front lines in the battle for religious liberty when a Bellingham, Mass. elementary school announced that they would remove the word ‘God’ from the popular Lee Greenwood song, “God Bless the U.S.A.” and then pulled the song all together from an upcoming concert.

God Bless the USA

At Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham the children were told to sing, “We love the USA” instead of “God Bless the U.S.A.”

It didn’t take long for parents to raise a ruckus, but school officials chose to simply remove the song from a school assembly concert. The school’s principal released a statement to stating “they hope to maintain the focus on the original objective of sharing students knowledge of the U.S. States, and because of logistics, will not include any songs.”

A common trait of the left-wing God-haters is that they never stand up for their misguided views. These slack-backed cowards always cower when called to task. Their first move is to hide their motives by removing any evidence in a way that avoids offending their fellow secularists; hence the principal just muffled the students completely. Cancelling all singing stops the use of any reference to a greater being, so their goal is achieved while the students have received the message that God had no part in the formation of this country. Is it any wonder that most Americans believe our school systems have failed us?

Lee Greenwood released a statement to Fox News condemning the school’s actions:

“The most important word in the whole piece of music is the word God, which is also in the title ‘God Bless the USA,” Greenwood said. “Maybe the school should have asked the parents their thoughts before changing the lyrics to the song. They could have even asked the writer of the song, which I of course, would have said you can’t change the lyrics at all or any part of the song.”

Greenwood said the phrase “God Bless the USA” has a “very important meaning for those in the military and their families, as well as new citizens coming into our country.” He said it’s also played at every naturalization ceremony behind the national anthem.

“If the song is good enough to be played and performed in its original setting under those circumstances, it surely should be good enough for our children,” Greenwood said.

An online poll taken in the Bellingham school district indicated that more than 80 percent of responders were outraged by removing God from the song.

But as will happen in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts not everyone felt that God had a place in a song sung in a public school. One parent, Matthew Cote, told a local television station, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with changing the song. It’s a public school. If you want to have the word God in the song, go to a private school.”

Following Mr. Cote’s logic, surely he  supports school vouchers so those that do believe in God can afford to send their kids to private schools where God isn’t a forbidden word. Mr. Cote should also check out the flight schedule at Logan Airport as there are many countries where he can join those who believe as he does.

Perhaps we should change the title and words of “God Bless America?” How about “Please Bless America?” When British royalty visit the U.S. we can’t be singing “God Save the Queen.” Surely Queen Elizabeth wouldn’t mind a school chorus singing “Somebody Save the Queen.”

For the love of God; yes that’s right, God, just stop the stupidity. If you’re offended by God, send your money to the author, every damned bill, as that filthy currency has the word God on it.

These so-called educators need be tested on American history as they don’t seem to be aware that the original colonists of this country came here to seek religious freedom. The Pilgrims risked all to come here because they were ostracized in England for practicing a religion frowned upon by the Church of England. If not for religion America would not exist, at least not as we know it today.

Before you begin to label this just one more attack on Christianity remember that Christians don’t have a monopoly on God; nearly every religion has a deity be it called God, Allah, Buddha, Vishnu or Wanka Tanka. While there may be an attack on Christianity, there’s a far more sinister movement in play that seeks to displace all religions with a Euro-centric secular society; but they will not succeed.

A poll taken in 2008 found that 92 percent of Americans believe in God or a universal spirit. America used to be a place where the views of the majority prevailed, yet for the last several decades we’ve allowed a mere eight percent to delegitimize the beliefs of the rest of us.

When the Liberals fail in their attempts to cover up their handy work they usually slide back under the rock they climbed out of, as did the superintendent of Bellingham Public Schools this week when he released a statement Wednesday stating that students will now be allowed to sing or not sing “God Bless the USA” during an upcoming assembly at Stall Brook Elementary School.

“Political correctness is certainly a consideration in the public sector,” Superintendent Edward Fleury wrote in a statement posted on the district’s website.

imageNo, Mr. Fleury, political correctness is never appropriate; it’s the citadel of cowards. You should probably consider whether catering to the eight percent and disregarding the 92 percent qualifies as politically correct. Let’s say you surrender 92 percent of your salary and see if you see it differently? Every form of American currency contains the phrase “In God We Trust;” perhaps you should explain that to your students?

God bless the USA Mr. Fleury. God bless the USA Mr. Greenwood.