Pastor Yanked From NC Capitol over “Jesus” Prayer – The Creep of Pluralism in State Government – GOD IN GOVERNMENT SERIES


By Sandra Robles
July 9, 2010

GOD IN GOVERNMENT SERIES
The Creep of Pluralism in State Government

Pastor Yanked From Capitol over “Jesus” Prayer « FOX News Radio:

“A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.

“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.

Baity’s troubles began during the week of May 31. He said a House clerk asked to see his prayer. The invocation including prayers for our military, state lawmakers and a petition to God asking him to bless North Carolina.”

“When I handed it to the lady, I watched her eyes and they immediately went right to the bottom of the page and the word Jesus,” he told FOX News Radio. “She said ‘We would prefer that you not use the name Jesus. We have some people here that can be offended.’””

My question is basic.  Who, in God’s Most Holy Name, have North Carolinians elected into public office that they would be offended by the name of Jesus Christ?  Our very own North Carolina Constitution has two references that apply to this unholy situation between our legislature and Pastor Baity.  First is Article VI Sec. 8. on Disqualifications for public office:

The following persons shall be disqualified for office:
First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.

Second is Article I Sec. 13.  on Religious liberty.

All persons have a natural and inalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience.

I do not entertain the progressive argument that the term “Almighty God” is “open to interpretation” or “nonspecific” in definition.  This is absolutely untrue of the United States of America, based on the historical facts concerning our founding fathers as well as the founding documents of this country.  Neither can our North Carolina Constitution be considered pluralistic in it’s intent. An early House Judiciary Committee affirmed the Founder’s lack of pluralistic intent when it declared:

“Christianity …was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.” (B. F. Morris. The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the Unites States. Philadelphia: George Childs. 1864.) 

I also do not subscribe to the opinion that our founding fathers were not Christian.  This is a product of revisionist history created to distort the truth and to fulfill a progressive non-Christian agenda.

“We have been told over and over that the Founding Fathers were Deists and skeptics. Those who make this claim seldom produce proof for the assertion. Frequently they cite no sources at all.” (Gary Amos. The Christian and American Law. p. 84)

“Of the 56 men who signed the nation’s birth certificate, definitely 50, maybe 52, were Christians.” (Dr. M. E. Bradford. A Worthy Company. University of Dallas.) 

Fewer and fewer people remember the exhortations of those men who established this nation to follow Christ and give Christian teaching in the schools, as the backbone and main course of our schools.  The facts are, 97% of the founding fathers were practicing Christians and exercised their faith in public office, at work, at home, and had it taught to their children in their schools.

A page of history is worth a volume of logic. History shows the intent and purpose of our founding fathers. Contemporary logic is wrong whenever it contradicts the clear explanations of those men who wrote the Constitution.  Consider the following historical references concerning the CHRISTIAN roots of the our Nation as well as the basis for definition of the words “Almighty God” in the NC Constitution.

“At the time of the adoption of the Constitution…the general, if not the universal, sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the State so far as such encouragement was not incompatible with the private rights of conscience and the freedom of religious worship.” (Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story. 2 Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States 593.)

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this, it connected in one indissoluble bond, principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (John Quincy Adams. July 4, 1821)

“Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (The New England Confederation. May 19, 1643.)

“We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God.” (James Madison.)

“That America was founded as a Christian nation is beyond debate…we were founded as a Christian nation that took Judeo-Christian principles so much for granted that the founding fathers saw little reasons to state the obvious.” (Lapin. Ibid. p. 93)

“Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…” (The Mayflower Compact)

“The Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth and laid the corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.” (John Quincy Adams. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of th4e Town of Newburyport at their Request on the 61st Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. 1837. p. 5-6.)

“America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture.” (President Woodrow Wilson)

“The foundations of our society and of our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible, that it would be difficult to support them, if faith in these teachings should cease to be practically universal in this country.” (President Calvin Coolidge)

 “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (John Quincy Adams. Quoted in Verna M. Hall’s The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States. 1966.)

“Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.” John Jay, ORIGINAL CHIEF-JUSTICE U.S. SUPREME COURT

“The United States of America were no longer Colonies. They were an independent nation of Christians.” John Quincy Adams

“‘The Christian Constitutional Society,’ its object to be first: the support of the Christian religion; second: the support of the United States.””(Alexander Hamilton. 1802. Signer and ratifier of the Constitution.)

“History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion…and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” Benjamin Franklin

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Saviour have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses…the same objective is present; a Christian land governed by Christian perspectives.” (Earl Warren. Former Governor of California and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Time magazine. Feb. 15, 1954. p. 49.)

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion…are undermining the solid morals, the best security for the duration of free government.” (Charles Carroll. Signer of the Declaration of Independence.)

“I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat…He alone who created and redeemed man is qualified to govern him.” (Benjamin Rush. Signer of the Declaration of Independence; served in the Presidential administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.) 

“Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”  (Daniel Webster.)

 “Two political-science professors, Donald Lutz and Charles Hyneman, conducted a detailed study of political writings from the founding period of American history, 1760-1805…they studied these closely for the purpose of identifying quotations…where (the framers) derived their ideas…34% was the Bible.” (John Eidsmoe. The Christian and American Law. p. 84)

“The late Dr. M. E. Bradford of the University of Dallas undertook a detailed study of the 55 delegates to the Convention and concluded that at most only three or four of them were Deists. The vast majority were professing Christians and actively affiliated with Christian churches.” (John Eidsmoe. The Christian and American Law. p. 85)

“Our Founding Fathers established our fledgling nation upon a central belief in a Supreme Power, and they based the government of this republic upon Judeo-Christian principles. Today, Christians are being shocked (rightfully so) by court decisions, legislative actions, and public policies which are brazenly antagonistic to moral (and Biblical) values.” (Vernon McLellan. The Great American Arena! p. 29)

 “You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention.” George Washington’s Speech to Delaware Indian Chiefs on May 12, 1779, in John C. Fitzpatrick, editor, The Writings of George Washington, Vol. XV (Washinton: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932), p. 55.  

187 of the first 200 colleges in America were Christian, Bible teaching institutions. Entrance to Harvard required strong knowledge of the Bible.

Noah Webster wrote the dictionary with Bible verses explained so children could understand the words of God and know the truth of Jesus Christ.
You could hardly find a school in America that wasn’t Christian based with the Bible as its main text book until the 1830’s. As a result of the attack upon children learning the truths of God and Salvation, the American Sunday School League was formed during that same decade so those children who were deprived could still get Bible knowledge.

How dare our NC legislature FIRE Pastor Baity.  Do they not realize that WE KNOW they are participating in the destruction of Christianity as they seek Humanization and Islamitazation of America?  Islam is the only radical religion intent on destroying the “infidels” and is most vocal about being “offended” unless they are referring to Athiests WHO HAVE NO LEGAL AUTHORITY TO SERVE IN PUBLIC OFFICE IN THIS STATE!

I have HAD IT with this bunch of hypocrite treasonist humanistic politicians!  More than them, I have HAD IT with a citizenry who refuses to open their eyes and understand their duties as citizens of this state!  What are YOUR duties as a citizen, one asks?  They are as follows in the historical words of none other that Samuel Adams, George Washington, and John Jay:  

” Let…statesmen and patriots unite their endeavors to renovate the age by…educating their little boys and girls…and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” Samuel Adams  

“The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.” – General Order, (9 July 1776) George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 3g Varick Transcripts

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” (John Jay. Oct. 12, 1816. First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.) 

We dare not forget that “America is what she is because her founders chose to follow the Word of God. America is as successful as she is because of the Christian system of values our founders implanted in this land.” (Rabbi Daniel Lapin. America’s Real War . p. 73

As we go to the polls in November, remember the following fact:

“Through most of our history as a nation, Christianity was the dominant religion. At independence, the Founding Fathers declared a national day of prayer and thanksgiving – a holiday we still celebrate.” (Chuck Colson. Dance of Deception. p. 131)

That is, until 2010.  America has historically celebrated a national day of prayer and thanksgiving…until we elected a Muslim as president along with his state and federal progressive cronies who are intent on destroying the foundation and roots of our beloved Christian nation, America.

“Our Founders never envisioned that the First Amendment would become a weapon to excise Christian or traditional religious expressions from the public arena.” (David Barton. Original Intent. p. 150)

Call your representative.  Tell him or her to reinstate Pastor Baity and more importantly…STOP taking GOD…and CHRIST out of our government.  They have no right to do so.


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