Commentary: In the following article, "No Place for Bible Study," author Drew Zahn writes, "A San Diego pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies in their home." Imagine if you will, that rather than 'intrusive' Christians disturbing the 'peace' with their bible studies, the disturbance-makers were members of one of America's politically correct "sacred cows," gays, for instance. Imagine that not only were the sacred cows intolerably loud and rude, but were obscenely capering around in the nude in front of your family, perhaps ogling your young boys and making lewd suggestive gestures towards them; maybe defiantly throwing filthy, used condoms in your yard. Now imagine calling the police and reporting these perverted lowlifes only to discover that not they, but you, are held in contempt. You discover to your horrified shock that it will be you who is charged with hate under the Hate Crime Laws. The law is no longer for people like you but for lowlifes like them. Imagine that you and your family are publicly ridiculed, shamed and forced to confess to 'bigotry, intolerance, and homophobia.' People you thought were friends and colleagues begin shunning you; maybe you lose your job.
If you believe this can't happen here, you're only fooling yourself. Political correctness is already deeply entrenched throughout America. It's madness has deeply infected our universities, public schools, media, legal systems, hiring practices, and yes----many seminaries and churches. What is political correctness? It is revamped Marxism. It's totalitarianism in disguise.
Political correctness has inverted America's traditional, morally ordered, family oriented culture and society. It has created a pyramidal caste system where once there was none. At the very top of the pyramid are the new Brahmins, the self-styled elites who, in accord with Worldwide and UN Progressive Brahmins now control our nation and are driving it to destruction. Under the Brahmins caste is the caste we will call The Voice of Culture, a composite caste comprised of academia, media, and progressive propagandists. Beneath The Voice of Culture is the caste of Activists. Their job is to coerce, intimidate, and spread fear. The ACLU is a prominent member of this caste. Right beneath the Activists caste is the caste of Sacred Cows: 'gays,' criminals, terrorists, man-hating feminists (the goddesses) and all supposed 'oppressed' minorities. Sonia Sotomayor for instance, is a member of the Sacred Cows, thus she has the 'right' to 'get even' with the oppressor caste, which occupies the lowest level of our new caste system.
Who is in the lowest level caste? This caste, the most hated and despised, is comprised of the sort of people who founded this nation and gave their lives so that Americans could live free. In this caste are all who truly seek Truth; who believe that our inalienable rights are from God and that His universal morality, truth, and Natural Law are unchanging, hence our Rule of Law, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution, being grounded on these verities, must be conserved, and not be violated. These are the people who believe in the sanctity of life thus by extension, support our right to defend our lives, families, homes, and businesses. These are the people who fight to defend our nation, America's borders and sovereignty. These people are they who fight to defend our property rights, for our Creator gave his creatures---who are made in His spiritual image---dominion over this world. They are people like David Horowitz, a former red-diaper-baby who now labors long and hard to bring truth to all who fight on behalf of truth, justice, and individual freedom. His website, Discover the Network is an enormous clearing-house of information exposing those who hate America and seek her destruction.
In short, those who occupy the lowest caste are for example, true Christians like Robert P. George and Peter Kreeft. They are Ultimate Jews like Jackie Mason, Don Feder and Rabbi Lapin. They are 'black-skinned' people like Judge Clarence Thomas, Larry Elder, and Thomas Sowell. They form into conservative organizations whose names are too numerous to mention, but are for instance, the Minute Men, the Christian Coalition, Coral Ridge Ministry, and Faith to Action. They sign petitions, fax and call their representatives, and preach the truth every Sunday. They are members of the conservative blog-o-sphere such as Alains, The New Media Alliance, Free Republic, and WorldNetDaily. They are talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. These people man the front lines, work to get the truth out, and work without cease to conserve and restore our Constitutional Republic.
In the former Soviet Union, the above people were also the lowest caste. There they were called Kulaks, bourgeoise, and yes---Christians. Branded heretics, forced to make public confessions, demonized as 'evil-doers,' they were ruthlessly tortured and slaughtered by the millions.
Then as now, liberalized Christians and others of their weak-kneed, immature sort, though held in enormous contempt by Progressive forces, served a purpose. Weak in faith, their minds open to everything but truth, wanting acceptance more than anything, these immature useful idiots aped the proverbial three monkeys with regard to the criminal doings of Russia's sacred cows. As children were forced from their homes and placed in State-controlled detdoma where they were taught to hate God, their parents, and tradition simultaneous to being sexually perverted and taught to believe they had evolved from slime, useful idiot tolerance monkeys 'Saw No Evil, Spoke No Evil, and Heard No Evil." Serving as apologists for evil, they could also be relied upon to point the finger of guilt at the 'low casters,' thus adding betrayal to their accumulated evils.
America's broad-minded 'tolerance monkeys' consist of, among others, RINOs, Log Cabin Republicans (the 'gay' caucus), many GOP insiders, liberal Christians (religious Left) , and the 'Emergent Church." These 'tolerance monkeys' are following in the same footsteps as their Soviet Union counterparts. And should the day arrive that Progressive forces have seized absolute control of our nation, tolerance monkeys will meet the same fate as their Russian counterparts, who, their usefulness at an end, were 'thrown into the lake of fire' along with everyone they had betrayed. Making deals with the devil never pays off in the end.----Linda
Home: No place for Bible study County demands pastor spend thousands on *Major Use* permit to host friends Posted: May 22, 2009 5:13 pm Eastern By Drew Zahn Â© 2009 WorldNetDaily . A San Diego pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies in their home. The couple, whose names are being withheld until a demand letter can be filed on their behalf, told their attorney a county government employee knocked on their door on Good Friday, asking a litany of questions about their Tuesday night Bible studies, which are attended by approximately 15 people.
"Do you have a regular weekly meeting in your home? Do you sing? Do you say *amen*?" the official reportedly asked. "Do you say, *Praise the Lord*?"
The pastor*s wife answered yes. She says she was then told, however, that she must stop holding "religious assemblies" until she and her husband obtain a Major Use Permit from the county, a permit that often involves traffic and environmental studies, compliance with parking and sidewalk regulations and costs that top tens of thousands of dollars. And if they fail to pay for the MUP, the county official reportedly warned, the couple will be charged escalating fines beginning at $100, then $200, $500, $1000, "and then it will get ugly." Remind the world who*s really in charge with the "Worship GOD, not GOV" magnetic bumper sticker from WND. Dean Broyles of the Western Center for Law & Policy, which has been retained to represent the couple, told WND the county*s action not only violates religious land-use laws but also assaults both the First Amendment*s freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. "The First Amendment, in part, reads, *Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,*" Broyles said. "And that*s the key part: *prohibiting the free exercise.* We believe this is a substantial government burden on the free exercise of religion." He continued, "If one*s home is one*s castle, certainly you would the think the free exercise of religion, of all places, could occur in the home." (Story continues below)
Broyles confirmed the county official followed through on his threat. The pastor and his wife received a written warning ordering the couple to "cease/stop religious assembly on parcel or obtain a major use permit." "The Western Center for Law and Policy is troubled by this draconian move to suppress home Bible studies," said the law center in a statement. "If the current trends in our nation continue, churches may be forced underground. If that happens, believers will once again be forced to meet in homes. If homes are already closed by the government to assembly and worship, where then will Christians meet?" On a personal note, Broyles added, "I*ve been leading Bible studies in my home for 13 years in San Diego County, and I personally believe that home fellowship Bible studies are the past and future of the church. â€¦ If you look at China, the church grew from home Bible studies. I*m deeply concerned that if in the U.S. we are not able to meet in our homes and freely practice our religion, then we may be worse off than China." Broyles also explained to WND that oppressive governments, such as communist China or Nazi Germany, worked to repress home fellowships, labeling them the "underground church" or "subversive groups," legally compelling Christians to meet only in sanctioned, government-controlled "official" churches. "Therein lies my concern," Broyles said. "If people can*t practice their religious beliefs in the privacy of their own homes with a few of their friends, that*s an egregious First Amendment violation." WND contacted a spokeswoman for San Diego County, who acknowledged the description of the incident seemed "bizarre," but who was unable to locate the details of the account. She simply could not provide comment yet, she said, until she could become familiar with the case. Broyles said the WCLP is nearly ready to file a demand letter with the county to release the pastor and his wife from the requirement to obtain the expensive permit. If the county refuses, Broyles said, the WCLP will consider a lawsuit in federal court. Broyles also told WND the pastor and his wife are continuing to hold the Bible study in their home. -- Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is struggling with some kind of burden.