This letter (blog article) is to be construed as an official complaint filed against Mitch Kahle, a Muskegon County resident for his entanglement is using the government (public entity) to harass Montcalm Community College.*(see link for original story.)
Kahle apparently has nothing better to do that to harass a local community college because they dare to show appreciation for the pastors within their community.
I pray that Gog forgives me for the thoughts I have in my head for Kahle. But I am simply tired of how some communities and organizations simply roll over and play dead because someone objects to something on anti-religious grounds.
This guy, Kahle is just another lie propagator who feels the need to control what others think and do. He must be entangled with those on the left. Yes, what he is spewing is nothing more than the same old lie that atheists (and the left) have been feeding America decades.
There is no such thing as separation of church and state; not in the way they want you to believe. Regardless of how many court cases you attach to a complaint, one cannot in all reality squeeze more out of the Establishment Clause than is written there in black and white.
Article I of the Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Explain to me how a community college showing appreciation for pastors in their community is establishing or promoting one religion over another. Were priests excluded from the lunch? Rabbis?
It sounds to me like some people are having trouble understanding what “community” is. I certainly do not want the government dictating religion to us but perhaps more importantly I don’t expect the government to hinder (prohibit the free exercise thereof) religious freedom either.
In a recent interview, Pastor T.D. Jakes said, “We need a neutralized government that protects our right to disagree with one another and agree with one another.” According to the article Jakes “advocated for the separation of Church and State, which would allow for “all types of people” to have whatever rights they desire despite biblical prohibitions. He said that politics don’t need to be based on Christianity.”
I don’t want Christians in government to dictate religious laws. I don’t want the government telling me how many times a day I must publicly pray, and which direct I must face when I do. I don’t want Christians in Government telling me what to believe or what not to believe.
What I do want is a government saturated with Christians that will simply ensure our freedom to practice our religion. I want a government saturated with Christians that will not force me to live my religion in secret; only within my own home.
I want a government that will respect the wishes of its people and not hinder them from expressing their faith. If high school students want to pray before a sports game, then nobody should be stopping them. If there’s one student that doesn’t want to participate, then he/she should feel comfortable enough to not to without going off the deep end and feeling left out.
In the United States today, it’s apparently perfectly fine to be an Atheist, a Muslim, or of another religion in the public square, so long as you’re not Christian and living out your Christian faith where people can see you.
We absolutely do not need a religious-based government, not even a Christian one. However, we do need one that is serious about protecting the freedom of religion for all religions, including Christians and Jews.; not one that bows down before every Atheist who is offended.