King, North Carolina has fallen prey to an organization that has a disdain for our founding principles – Americans United for Separation of Church and State – by using a local malcontent, Steven Hewett, as a vehicle to shove their anti-Christian ideology down that city’s throat. What was the object of contention? A city park statue of a soldier kneeling before a cross and a Christian flag, I kid you not. The Winston-Salem Journal reported the following:
According to a press release issued by the city, King had already incurred more than $50,000 in legal fees and costs and estimated that litigation costs would have approached $2 million, exceeding the city’s $1 million insurance coverage. The city was also facing the loss of that insurance coverage if the matter proceeded to trial, according to the release.
Carter and Carico spoke in defense of their position against the settlement but said they had no hard feelings toward their other council members.
Carter said, “But I do feel that this city has been sabotaged and has been bullied by folks that don’t believe what this community stands for.”
Carico got choked up as he talked about the sleepless nights he and other council members had endured.
Carico said he believed that the city did not do anything constitutionally wrong and that he could not vote to have anything removed. He also indicated that his Christian faith played a role in his decision.
Here are the reasons why this thumb sucking, self-centered plaintiff sued the city:
Hewett, a U.S. Army veteran, sued the city in November 2012 in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, alleging that King officials had violated his constitutional rights by allowing the Christian flag to fly at the Veteran’s Memorial in the city’s Central Park.
Hewett asked a federal judge to bar the city from allowing the display of the Christian flag at the memorial, from displaying the statue of the soldier kneeling at a cross and from sponsoring religious activities at events at the site.
These organizations, along with federal courts, have completely bastardized the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Anyone who has invested a modicum of time studying our founding knows the establishment clause was meant to prohibit the federal government from forcing states and their citizens to pay taxes to support its sanctioned church. A religion, as our founders understood and meant, were Methodist, Catholics, Presbyterians, Anglicans, etc. The overwhelming majority of Americans were Christians. It is absurd to claim otherwise.
Officials in Great Britain dubbed the American Revolution, a Presbyterian War. Colonist resented paying a tax for the Anglican Church, and at the same time, trying to support their own religion. In most colonies, marriages were not recognized if the Anglican Church didn’t officiate. Their children would have been considered bastards. The legal ramifications were enormous.
Suffolk County, Massachusetts openly stated they were a Christian people in the famous Suffolk Resolves. Here is an excerpt:
10. That the late act of parliament for establishing the Roman Catholic religion and the French laws in that extensive country, now called Canada, is dangerous in an extreme degree to the Protestant religion and to the civil rights and liberties of all America; and, therefore, as men and Protestant Christians, we are indispensably obliged to take all proper measures for our security
A catalyst for the American Revolution was the Great Awakening. America needs another one. Not only do we need to promote the Christian faith, but also reeducating Americans on our founding principles.