One of the things we have noticed in the USA in recent times is that it is politically "correct" to mock Christians, eliminate Christian references from the public, etc.—but it is ok and politically correct to mention teachings from other religions in a generally positive light! It seems Christians are the 'bad guys' these days. Accordingly, here are excerpts from a Fox News Radio program (from its website):
A battle over religion is brewing in central Indiana after a public school wanted second graders to sing a song declaring, "Allah is God." The phrase was removed just before the performance after a national conservative group launched a protest. The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production. It included references to Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. However, no other deity, othr than Allah, was referenced in the show … Hogan, a Christian, told the American Family Association, a conservative advocacy group, that he was deeply concerned to learn that his daughter had been singing, "Allah is God." Here's what the children were assigned to sing:
Allah is God, we recall at dawn,
Praying 'til night during Ramadan
At this joyful time we pray happiness for you,
Allah be with you all your life through.
But when it came time to perform the "Christian" part of Christmas, children were assigned to say:
I didn't know there was a little boy at the manger. What child is this?
I'm not sure if there was a little boy or not.
Then why did you paint one on your nativity window?
I just thought if there was a little boy, I'd like to know exactly what he [sic] say.
Micah Clark, executive director of the Indiana AFA, launched an Internet protest once he heard about the allegations. "What surprised me here is that we've had a secular scrubbing of Christmas for so long and the school apparently didn't see the problem with kids singing to Allah," he told FOX News Radio. "You won't even mention Jesus and you're going to force my child to sing about Allah? …"
Read the detailed report here.
It's just another example of the de-Christianization of America. Praise the Lord for organizations like the American Family Association that brings such matters to the attention of the public and helps organize ways to deal with such situations.
So, my question is, was Obama right in saying that USA is not a Christian nation? Here in the good old USA my children, husband and I have been asked to stop speaking of Jesus. We have been told that we are preaching when we speak of God, we have been "un-friended" on social networks for speaking of Jesus, we have been told that we are way-off-the-deep-end, and just about sworn at for citing scripture. And this by family members who are so called "Christians" themselves. Just here in town we have been ridiculed and spit on for talking of Jesus. Is this the way "Christians" act? I submit to you that it is not. We have allowed God's name to be removed from government and government schools to the demise of ourselves. And yet we ask God to bless us. Which God? The God you don't want in the government or in the schools, that God? You want him to bless you? For what? For continuing to live in sin when you know it is wrong? For depending on the righteousness of others (such as your pastor) to save you and not in Christ alone? (Now so that I am not misunderstood, I believe in the total depravity of man and there is nothing good in us, all we receive is from His mercy and goodness.)
Many professing Christians have a Bible-less, Church-less, Christian-less, holiness-less, Christ-less version of Christianity and yet believe they are on the narrow way. Here are some comments I have heard over the past few weeks by "Christians":
"Quit preaching to the choir"
"I know that my Christian job is to tell others about Christ. I just don't think it needs to be an everyday, all day thing."
"I tell others about Christ when the time is right. But I trust my Pastor to do that job."
"I know I will be in heaven when my time on earth ends save your evangelism for the unbeliever, I do not need it"
"You can look at blood two different ways on Halloween. Blood could in a very legalistic view represent evil, but blood can also represent the blood Jesus shed on the cross…that's how I view the blood [on the costume] worn." Really, blood splattered on a mad scientist halloween costume as the blood of righteousness?
I cannot imagine the judgement coming to this country. Legalized killing of children, legalizing sodomite unions, electing sodomites and atheists to public offices, removing God and replacing Him with idols, and Christians giving up their children on the altar of government education. Lord help us! Help us to see the error of our ways. Open our eyes to our sin and grant us repentance!
Our job remains to be faithful to preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to the religious, and foolishness to the worldly. But the power of God unto salvation.