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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Roy Moore's crusade.

Richard Land says the Alabama chief justice and loose cannon Roy Moore has divided Evangelicals by mixing up two very different campaigns:

The first issue involves whether or not the Ten Commandments in particular, and acknowledgment of God in general, are permissible in public buildings in the United States. On that issue, I, like most evangelical Christians and many other Americans, agree with Judge Roy Moore’s position. . .

However, we are a government committed to the rule of law. That is the second issue in the Ten Commandments-Judge Moore controversy. Do evangelical Christians really want to say that this United States government is no longer a legitimate government and that we are no longer obligated to obey its courts when we disagree with their rulings? If so, let us understand it for what it is. It is insurrection.

A helpful reminder that there's a big difference between a conservative and a religious revolutionary. So which side of this divide will the Republicans pander to?

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 27 August 2003 at 11:24 PM

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J. Myers:

November 28, 2003 05:51 PM | Permalink for this comment

I thank God for Judge Roy Moore, he stands for what is decent and right. My prayers are with him. Also, I pray for the judges, that they will come to know the LORD, and love their country.

Jeffrey S Mears:

July 25, 2004 05:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Subject: Our Great Country
Did You Know?

As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S... Supreme
Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law
givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a
full frontal view ...
it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!


As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors
have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.


As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court judges sit,
a display of the Ten Commandments!


There are Bible verses etched in stone all over
the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.


James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our
Constitution" made the following statement:

"We have staked the whole 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."


Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on
the Gospel of Jesus Christ".


Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher,
whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.


Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members
of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.


Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and
instead of interpreting the law would begin making law . an oligarchy ...
the rule of few over many.


The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said:

"Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220
years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?

Please forward this to everyone you can. Lets put it around the world and
let the world see and remember what this great country was built on.

Thank you!!

Chamber, US House of Representatives


On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are
displayed two words:

Laus Deo.

No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are
totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't
care less. Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this
with everyone you know. I do.

But these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125
inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our
nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of
Columbia, capital of the United States of America.

Laus Deo!

Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words. Out of sight and, one might
think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over
what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, comprised of just four syllables and
only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say "Praise be to
God!" [Laus is Praise be and Deo means God] Though construction of this
giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United
States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened
to the public. It took twenty five years to finally cap the memorial with a
tribute to the Father of our nation, "Laus Deo.Praise be to God!"

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take
in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with it's division into four
major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the
original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant...a perfect cross
imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north, the
Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln
Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask ? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state?
Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the
Constitution. So, read on .

How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for
those who notice. Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898
steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings
the memorial stones share a message. On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered
by the City of Baltimore; on the
20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a
presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia
quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6.

Praise be to God!

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th,
1848, deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented
by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral
direction, the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of
our unique democracy ..."One Nation, Under God." I am awed by Washington's
prayer for America. Have you never read it? Well now is your unique
opportunity, so read on!

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United
States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the
citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government;
and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their
fellow citizens of the United states at large." "And finally that Thou wilt
most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy,
and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of
mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed
religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we
can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech
Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Laus Deo!

As you probably guessed, over 92 percent of Americans like the idea that our
Pledge of Allegiance includes the phrase "under God." It is clear when one
studies the history of our great nation, that Washington's America was one
of the few countries in all the world established under the guidance,
direction and banner of Almighty God, to whom was given all praise, honor
and worship by the great men who formed and fashioned her pivotal

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over
our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it
is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.

Though many try to disprove and reason, their arguments are weak and easily
proven without basis. Their efforts will forever be in vain; God assures us
of that. Have you noticed as of late, how many more people are coming
together, affirming the fact that this nation was, from the beginning, built
on God? Any nation that is not built upon God will fail. The truth is . .
.We have always been one nation under God! Laus Deo! Praise be to God!

You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", it's location, or the
architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget it's meaning, or
these words:

"Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the
Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
(Psalm 127: 1)

Let us remember to do our part, through prayers and sacrifice, to be the
watchmen who stand their guard.

It is hoped you will send this to every child you know; to every sister,
brother, father, mother or friend. They will not find offense, because you
have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in
school. With that, be not ashamed, or afraid, but have pity on those who will never see.

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