Thursday, October 6, 2016

Newt Forewarns Pastors

"We're now engaged in a two-front war. On the one front you have a 'Secular Totalitarianism' that wants to use the power of government to coerce us on every level. To define for us what we're allowed to think, what we're allowed to say, and to establish a politically-correct set of rules for college campuses. To determine even what happens inside of churches and synagogues, and to impose on us left-wing, frequently, atheistic values, and to say in effect, 'You're allowed to sort of, vaguely, believe in your faith as long as you don't talk about it, certainly don't do anything in public about it, and that religion should be reduced to one-hour on Sunday's; and even then you better be careful what you say.

A lot of these left-wing secular judges, left-wing secular lawyers, and activist groups are trying to coerce Americans into giving-up the beliefs that made us famous. Forget that the Pilgrims came here for religious liberty, forget that the Jamestown Colony, which people think of as secular, actually had church services fourteen times a week, forget that the core of America, as defined by Lincoln, and redefined by Eisenhower, is a nation under God. That has been the heart of who we are, our rights come from our Creator, they don't come from some random thing.

So on the one front we're in a huge struggle, particularly with the academic, news media, and judicial world over just survival.  You're at a moment in history that is as defining as anything in the Old Testament. You're at a point where some people have to have the courage to witness for Christ, some people have to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth to their flock, and some people have to have the courage to get into the public arena themselves."

You can view the entire video here from the American Renewal Project.

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