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Monday, June 6, 2011
The blessing in standing against evil
You might know that US District Court Judge Fred Biery's decision forbidding prayer or any type of mention of God at the Medina Valley High School graduation was overturned. But this is certainly not the end of it. At the invitation of AGAPE Movement, a Christian-based political activist group, I went to San Antonio to stand in prayer with the graduates, their parents and their families. It was the right thing to do. I dare say that had the decision banning God not been overturned, South Texas would have reenacted the Alamo. Instead, those of us there moved ourselves out of earshot and eye view of the news media and the stadium where graduates and speakers led prayer after prayer, and we held our own prayer rally.
Driving in to the stadium, there were signs in yards saying things like "God Bless MV (meaning Medina Valley) Class of 2011. Security was really tight, because there were threats against those who would have the audacity to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and the exercise of their religion. The wife of a school district official came over to greet us. She said that the leftists (Barry Lynn's Americans for Separation of Church and State, et al.) thought the school district would just roll over rather than spend the time and money to fight, then the prayer ban would become legal precedent in Texas. "Not with my husband," she said. "They picked the wrong school district. We decided to fight."
Its not over because the court granted a temporary restraining order against the religion ban by Judge Biery. Valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand still has a long way to press her suit on behalf of all our rights. Indeed, even the school district, as our sources reveal, will likely fight this frivolous nonsense for up to three years. But Texans that I talked to are willing to fight. They are tired of anti-Christian, anti-American minorities trying to take away their rights. And if a line in the sand has been drawn, the leftists who cross it are going find out the fight in the Texan. Already, calls have been made for the resignation of Biery for violating his oath of office. He may even be charged with obstruction of the law and there is talk of impeachment.
This is an example where prayer and action combined to change the outcome of an unjust ruling based on a judge wanting to improperly use the law to act out his hatred for Christians. It is an example of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:12 of the end times, "And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." God's law and the subsequent fulfillment of it by Christ requires the very active practice of our obligation to him, defined by the Founders as "religion." And we as Christians and as Americans must stand against such lawlessness when we are forbidden by judges to exercise our religion. When we pray and act, and having done all, stand, wonderful things happen. We should do such often.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!