Taking a Stand Texas Style

Some very encouraging news. Earlier this month the nativity scene on the court house lawn in Henderson County Texas came under attack by a Wisconsin based atheist group calling themselves “The Freedom From Religion Foundation”. They wanted it removed on the grounds of “separation of church and state” and other such non-sense. In response, 5,000+ outraged Christians decided to gather in the small town of Athens for a Texas showdown.

Here are a couple quotes:

Nathan Lorick, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff and one of the organizers of the rally said, “It is time for Christians in America to stand up, show up and speak up.” He said, “We believe that it is time to lead America back to the biblical and Christian values and morals that have made our nation so great since its birth.”  Lorick continued, “I do hope that people across the nation will take note and know that they too can stand up and speak up.”

Robert Welch of Rock Hill Baptist Church, near Brownsboro said, “We stand here today, not because we believe in a nativity scene, but because we believe in the One the nativity scene represents.” Welch continued, “Before the trees, before the lights, before the gingerbread men, before the presents and (believe it or not) even before Santa Claus – God became a man.”

Eric Graham, the pastor of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens said, “We are going to act with love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness and self-control instead of anger and bitterness. However, we are also going to make it a point to say, ‘We have backed up far enough.’ Our nation was founded upon Christian principles and with the expressed purpose of Christian liberty. We have been given up those liberties with very little resistance, but it is now time for Christians to come together in unity and begin pushing back the powers of darkness with the light of Jesus Christ.”

I hope more Americans like these fine Texans are willing to take a stand against the ongoing secular humanist religious persecution of Christians.

What Christians need to fully grasp is that secular humanism is “also” legally a religion according to the United States Supreme Court (Torcaso v. Watkins – 1961). For instance, secular humanist teachers and school administrators in America are protected by the free exercise clause of the First Amendment and can create their own tax-exempt secular humanist societies and groups. But, unlike Christians they are also completely free to teach their “religious” views in the public schools. Christians cannot, because according to the Supreme Court their views violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. It is insane! The secular humanists and atheists have the unique privileged status of having the First Amendment work both ways for them. Secular humanism is a religion “for free exercise clause purposes,” and it is not a religion “for establishment clause purposes.” Meanwhile, Christians are silenced and marginalized as second class citizens.

It is fine time for every Christian in America to publicly stand up and speak out like they do in Texas and say, “We aren’t going to take it anymore!”

I love how the Henderson County Commissioner Joe Hall put it last week: “I’m an old country boy, you come to my house looking for a fight, you’re going to get one. That’s from the bottom of my heart. We’ll remove it [the nativity scene] when hell freezes over. It’s not going to happen!”

Man, I love Texas.

Jesus said:

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 10:32-33

Boldly proclaim your faith in Jesus Christ this year while you still can.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Sean Kirkpatrick



Sean Kirkpatrick posted at 2011-12-19 Category: Persecution