Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Will You Abandon the Cross?" Ja, You Betcha

Apparently there’s a cross at the Mount Soledad Veterans’ Memorial in California that the feds want to rip down. I just heard about it in this e-mail:
 Dear Henry,
California’s 9th Circuit is at it again.
But this time they’re not forcing homosexual “marriage” on the people of California.
They’ve now launched an all-out war on ALL Christians by ordering the Mount Soledad Memorial Cross be ripped up and torn down.
Henry, I’m going to stand up and DEFEND the cross.
And I’m counting on you to stand with me and defend the cross by signing your Mount Soledad Cross Statement of Support to Chief Justice John Roberts IMMEDIATELY.
As you’ll see, your Statement of Support -- which cc’s the ENTIRE U.S. Supreme Court -- urges John Roberts to review the 9th Circuit’s outrageous decision and overrule this blatant attack on our Christian faith.
But before I give you the link to sign your Statement of Support, let me explain why this fight is so important -- and how you and I can stop the Mount Soledad Cross from being torn down.
For nearly 60 years, this 29 foot cross has stood as the centerpiece of the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego.
Surrounded by nearly 3,000 granite plaques honoring war heroes from every war in American history, this cross casts a peaceful shadow upon those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
But after 24 years of litigation, California’s 9th Circuit Court recently ruled the famous Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross violates the U.S. Constitution -- and ordered the cross be TORN DOWN.
Henry, this is outrageous to say the least.
But it’s not surprising.
After all, the God-hating liberals have been attacking our Christian values for more than four decades now.
And that’s four decades too long.
If you’re as fed up with these attacks on our faith as I am, please sign your Mount Soledad Cross Statement of Support right away!
You and I cannot allow this assault on Christianity to go on any longer.
The anti-religious Left has attempted to BAN prayer, along with all symbols of Christianity, in public schools across the nation.
Dozens of Christian entrepreneurs and business owners are facing lawsuits, government investigations, court orders, fines, and even jail time for their religious convictions.
They’re persecuting Christians in the military by FORCING soldiers to announce support for homosexual “marriage” -- even if it directly contradicts their religious views.
And they’ve banned Military Chaplains from praying in Jesus’ name and quoting scripture in their classes.
If you and I allow California’s 9th Circuit to get away with this blatant attack on Christianity, what’s next?
Forced removal of the crosses at Arlington National Cemetery?
Outlawing crosses on headstones marking a loved one’s grave?
BANNING Christian religious symbols from churches, homes, schools, and private property?
I don’t know about you, but I’m not willing to sit around and find out.
If the 9th Circuit’s outrageous decision isn’t reversed, the Left is sure to use it as precedent to STOMP all public expressions of Christianity out of society for good.
You and I can’t allow that to happen.
That’s why I’m counting on you to sign your Mount Soledad Cross Statement of Support right away.
The good news is, you and I have a real shot at stopping the radical Left from tearing down the Mount Soledad Cross.
And that’s by urging Chief Justice John Roberts to take up this case and overturn this outrageous ruling by the 9th Circuit Court.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the case because the lower courts hadn’t reached a final decision yet.
But Justice Samuel Alito issued a statement saying the Supreme Court would consider taking up the case should the lower courts not reach a favorable decision.
So please sign your Mount Soledad Cross Statement of Support to help encourage Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court to review and reverse the 9th Circuit’s ruling.
For more than thirty years as the president of Public Advocate of the U.S., I’ve led the fight in Washington against the anti-Family forces’ attacks on Christianity.
As a result, my family’s been stalked, I’ve been threatened, assaulted and called every manner of vile name.
Even my little children became targets.
The threats were unspeakable.
But God called me to this place, and I’ve stood my ground. Not just my ground or my family’s ground -- OUR ground.
But today I’m coming to you, asking for help like never before.
I’m asking you to put it on the line for what we believe in. I’m asking you to stand with me for Christ and DEFEND the cross.
If you’re willing to stand up for the cross, please sign your Mount Soledad Cross Statement of Support IMMEDIATELY.
My hope is to generate a FLOOD of Statements from good folks like you all over the country to help urge Chief Justice John Roberts to do what’s right and reverse the 9th Circuit’s outrageous ruling.
But to help generate a massive outpouring of support for the Mount Soledad Cross, I’m going to have to ramp up all of Public Advocate’s efforts.
In the next few weeks, my hope is to contact up to eight million Americans nationwide via mail and email, work the blogs and the talk radio lines, write op-eds, and run hard-hitting newspaper, radio, internet and TV ads designed to mobilize millions of Christians to stand up and defend the cross.
Of course, such a massive grassroots mobilization program isn’t easy -- nor cheap.
But I’m afraid it’s the only way to save the Mount Soledad Cross from being torn down.
So please -- in addition to your signed Statement of Support -- I must ask you to make your most generous contribution TODAY to help me FIGHT BACK against the Radical Left’s attack on our Christian faith.
I don’t know what you can afford. Perhaps you can give $20. Perhaps all you can do is chip in $5 or $10.
Whatever you can do, it will make a tremendous difference.
I believe you and I do have the numbers to beat back the left-wing attempt to deal a massive blow to Christianity by TEARING DOWN the Mount Soledad Cross -- if we can mobilize in time.
But that depends on you.
So please sign your Statement of Support and chip in $10 or $20 TODAY.
Please don’t let this email sit in your inbox. Please don’t tell yourself “I’ll just get to it later.” Please act at once and DEFEND the cross!
For the Family,
President, Public Advocate of the U.S.
P.S. The war on Christianity has reached a new fever pitch.
My  response:
Dear Mr. Delgaudio,
Actually, yes, I will abandon the cross. The Mount Soledad Cross is not the cross of Jesus. It’s the cross of an entire nation of Christians fooled into thinking that their government was interested in their freedom.
If you think California’s 9th circuit court is evil, and in the light of the other examples you give of government hostility to Christians and our message, consider the possibility that our government is no more our friend than Pilate’s was to Jesus or Herod’s was to the apostles.
Two examples of Christians being deceived en masse should suffice (1 Tim 5:19).
There was no reason for Christians to fight the Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s war in 1917. The Germans had no desire to invade even England, let alone the US. The Lusitania was carrying everything the Germans said they would sink ships carrying. That the passengers didn’t know about the cargo is Wilson’s fault, not Germany’s. The Christian church should have stood against Wilson’s policy of conscription, if on no other basis than 2 Cor 6:14.
The second example is Vietnam: this was sold to the US public by the Progressive Democrat Lyndon Johnson on the lie that our freedoms were in danger from the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. While it is true that we have been losing our freedoms ever since the fall of Saigon, we have been losing them not to the Vietnamese (who, if you will remember, were the ones who stopped the murderous rampage of Pol Pot), but to those who sent my neighbors to fight and die there. These are the same people now behind our current wars whose commander-in-chief is the liberal Democrat Barack Obama.
The evidence is plain to me that the power elite in our country cares less for US soldiers than sex traffickers care for their slaves -- that they arguably treat them better is more a testimony to their access to other people’s money and their knowledge that willing slaves are more profitable than captives than to any concern for justice. Furthermore, the rise of Naziism, the captivity of Eastern Europe to the Communists, the ongoing stalemate in Korea, our current ability to trade with Vietnam, and the flourishing of al-Qaeda (in Syria and God knows where else with the support of US taxes) tell me that World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War (never called such by the Pentagon), and the Global War on Terror have been Satanic plots to distract US Christians from the Great Commission. Add that to the slaughter of the American Indians, the imperialist war against the Confederacy (which was itself an evil empire, but no threat to the North), and the conquests of Hawai’i and the Philippines, and I have to say that the US military is nothing any serious Christian should associate himself with.
May the dissociation of the cross of Christ with the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial be immediate and final.
Sincerely in Christ,
Henry Whitney

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