Friday, June 08, 2012

Here is how the media is reporting the latest news on Liberty Counsel’s case defending the Giles County, VA, school system against the ACLU…

“Virginia School Board Votes to Remove Ten Commandments from School”

Sadly, that is the media’s spin based on, at best, a partial truth.  Please read my important update on this pivotal case and get “the rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey used to say...

Late Thursday afternoon, the Giles County School Board voted 3-2 to have an existing display of the Ten Commandments removed from the Narrows High School’s “Foundations of American Law and Government” display – the cause of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the school system.

But, the Board (our client) also voted unanimously to accept a Ten Commandments display modification put forth by the private creator of the original display!

You will no doubt remember that one of the suggestions by the federal judge in this case was that the parties consider eliminating the first Four commandments from the display – presumably because they more directly refer to “the Lord your God” – and use just the remaining six Commandments in the display.

The new document replaces the original Ten Commandments display with a page from a Prentice-Hall textbook on American history, a book which is approved for use in Virginia’s public schools.

The page depicts the “Roots of Democracy” and begins with the Ten Commandments’ stone tablets.

The textbook page states, “The values found in the Bible including the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus inspired American ideas about government and morality.”

From this origin, the page from the approved textbook traces the roots of democracy through the Magna Carta to the Enlightenment and up to the present time.

Here’s a little background information: The Virginia Standards of Learning requires students to know about the foundational principles of civilizations and the origins of ancient and modern concepts of law and government.

Secular textbooks published by Prentice-Hall and McGraw-Hill trace the roots of democracy and law and specifically refer to the Ten Commandments, as evidenced by the new document on display in Giles County.

As I’m sure you’ll agree, the Board’s decision to post a page from an approved Virginia textbook is a much better solution than merely editing four Commandments out of the Decalogue!

++The “mainstream media” is badly misreporting this case.

Amber, I’m sure you would agree that a display on the foundations of American law and government would be incomplete and inaccurate without including the Ten Commandments. Any student of history knows this basic truth.

Here is the bottom line, with no spin: The Ten Commandments will still be on display in Narrows High School – but in a Virginia Standards of Learning approved format.

And that’s the rest of the story!

++Sadly, ACLU bullies will continue looking for victims.

The ACLU is committed to marginalizing America’s religious heritage by attempting to remove any expression of religion from the public square. They routinely attempt to bully public school administrations into “rolling over” for their radical agenda.

Liberty Counsel must be ready to stand against the assaults of the ACLU on our fundamental freedoms, including our religious liberties!

Amber, we need your help to counter these increasingly intense and more frequent ACLU lawsuits.

Will you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift right now so our team can continue to fight against the attacks of the ACLU and the activities of other radical legal groups, many of which are affiliated or highly cooperative with the ACLU?

Your financial support will keep our legal team engaged in stopping the ACLU from criminalizing Christianity and in good shape to advance other key legal positions and public policy initiatives in which we are engaged.

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++The ACLU is a daunting, deep-pocketed adversary.

As I’ve said many times before, the ACLU has an enormous war chest – and a formidable army of seasoned litigators.  They can (and usually do) put a lot of “boots on the ground” when they want to bully a local school system into submission.

But as daunting an adversary as they may be, Liberty Counsel WILL NOT BACK DOWN from the ACLU in doing what God has called us to do!  That is especially true when it comes to confronting the overt intimidation campaigns they attempt to perpetrate on America’s public school systems.

That’s why I am asking you to consider a special financial gift to Liberty Counsel right now.

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The “progressive” socialists know that the way to permanently alter the course of our nation is to infiltrate the minds of the rising generation.  In just two generations, God has been systematically “removed” from our public schools. Now the battle is focused on historic revisionism – an all-out attempt to rewrite our nation’s history and to recast our founding as a purely secular event!

We WILL stand against revisionists!  Please help Liberty Counsel in our quest to Take Back America in 2012 – including standing against the outrageous agenda of the ACLU!

Thank you and God bless you!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Israel increasingly threatened on all sides

An Iranian Parliamentary Speaker recently warned that a United Nations military intervention in Syria would have dramatic repercussions on Israel! The Middle East is facing a meltdown of epic proportions – and just as prophesied in the Bible, Israel remains in the center of the conflict.

We MUST stand with Israel! Today, a Tehran Times headline concerning Western intervention in Syria’s civil uprising reads… “Ash rising from the flames would envelop the Zionist regime.” Syria is in a full-blown civil disaster as government troops assault rebels against that nation’s dictatorship, and anti-Israel forces are taking advantage of the increasing turmoil.

The United Nations’ proposed conflict resolution has not materialized, which could lead to the unpopular option of an American or multi-national military intervention – an option which to this point, at least, has been rejected. An Iranian Parliament leader, Ali Larijani, is warning that any outside military intervention in Syria would likely spread to Palestine – and then into Israel, engulfing that nation. Of course, that would likely spark a Middle East conflict of epic proportions – one in which Iran would love nothing more than to attack Israel while their sworn enemy is already under siege.

“Land for peace” deals must not be on the table. Meanwhile, in Denmark yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fervently called for a renewal of peace talks between Palestine and Israel. But the question begs to be asked, “Even if both sides agree to peace talks, what new proposal could possibly be offered?”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu long ago made his position clear that the Palestinians must acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a nation and that he refuses to divide Jerusalem. For their part, the Palestinians have repeatedly disallowed both basic conditions for the talks to begin. Thus, we have witnessed an extended impasse on the peace talks.

“Land for Peace” concessions have consistently failed in Middle East conflict resolutions. The fact is, former “land for peace” agreements, such as the infamous Gaza withdrawal, only increased close-range terrorist attacks which killed many innocent men, women, and children. Since 1967’s Seven Day War, most Americans (with the apparent exception of Secretary Clinton’s State Department) have recognized that a divided Jerusalem was indefensible for Israel.

You may recall former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s famous message to then-President Jimmy Carter, “Israel will give 1/3 of its land to the Arabs, when America gives 1/3 of its land back to the Indians.”

Thoughtful Americans MUST stand with Israel! Amber, please take a moment to join the Liberty Ambassador Counsel – through which you can show your support of Israel along with tens of thousands of like-minded Americans!

For now, LAC offers and amazing opportunity to demonstrate unity with Israel and God’s chosen people – and to engage in a more direct way with the future of relations between our two nations. You will also be standing in the Lord’s affirmation and plan for the Church in these latter days!

The Obama administration’s actions speak louder than words! The United States’ misguided Middle East policies can only lead to increased violence in that region. And now, through the President’s reinstatement of Palestinian aid, we are once again fueling an escalating crisis. This is unfolding while threats from Iran are also on the rise! Tensions are extremely high in Israel following an Iranian General’s boast last weekend that all of Israel’s bases are within easy reach of Iranian missiles!

 A Middle East meltdown seems inevitable at this point. Dr. Ed Hindson, a Bible scholar, master teacher, and friend of Liberty Counsel, recently declared that, “The Middle East meltdown is leading to Muslim madness and the ultimate possibility of the march to Armageddon itself.” It is vitally important that American citizens let our long-time allies in Israel know that we are still committed to our friendship in these perilous times! That concept is what gave birth to the Liberty Ambassador Counsel. Now, there will be an ongoing stream of new opportunities to support, pray with, and bless the nation of Israel for those participating in LAC.

++We need YOU to join us!

When you join Liberty Ambassador Counsel, you will receive an official membership card bearing your name, receive periodic news updates along with unique educational products, and even special travel opportunities. LAC members also participate in special prayer initiatives and will have exceptional insight into the nation of Israel’s prayer needs.

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Now more than ever, I firmly believe that God’s favor rests on those who choose to stand with Israel. I hope you will join the Liberty Ambassador Counsel…you will be part of a rapidly growing group of people who not only proclaim support for Israel, but also directly help enhance U.S.-Israel relations.