War on Religion
If you doubt there is a War on Religion, consider this. Every day in America we hear of high school cheerleaders who can't use religious words like faith, Jesus Christ, hope and love on banners; valedictorians at high schools are told not to include religious messages or risk punishment; proselytizing in the military is grounds for a courts martial; desecrating war memorials with crosses because they are religious symbols; HS football players cannot put memorial crosses on their helmets; and on and on and on. Tell me that this action by the Chinese government is not the same thing that is happening here! "Chinese police reportedly surrounded the town of Donglu on Sunday to prevent its residents, the majority of whom are Catholic, from holding a procession in honor of the Virgin Mary." Religious prejudice and intolerance is growing in Europe often under the guise of tolerance. It is exactly the same thing that is happening here. It makes the War on Religion seem like such an insufficient label for what must really be going on, a totalitarian fear and censorship of religious activity throughout the world, including America. Religion and Public Life in America makes the case that "today's secular culture views orthodox Christian churches as troublesome, retrograde, and reactionary forces. They’re seen as anti-science, anti-gay, and anti-women—which is to say anti-progress as the Left defines progress. Not surprisingly, then, the Left believes society will be best served if Christians are limited in their influence on public life. And there won’t just be arguments; there will be laws as well." Wake up America and demand the return of Religious Freedom in America. The country was built on the principle. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press; the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. Specifically with regard to "religion" it states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Many on the left have tried for at least 50 years to re-write history with regard to "separation of church and state" and to downgrade the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. This quote should satisfy both questions: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports ... and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington, Farewell Speech, 9/17/1796 (from "Being George Washington"). See the dialogue from both sides below.

These Aren’t Tommy Lasorda’s Dodgers

from The Wall Street Journal,

Why would the team honor a group that mocks Catholics?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a pickle. It started with a bad call by the front office to honor a group called the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence at the team’s annual Pride Night. “Together, we’ll continue to knock down barriers and foster an atmosphere of acceptance for all,” Dodgers executive Erik Braverman said in a statement. Not everyone felt accepted. Catholics have long known what the “sisters” are about. They describe themselves as “a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns” and have no connection to any real Christian denomination. They are, for the most part, male drag performers specializing in what Rolling Stone magazine calls “campy nun cosplay.”

The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, led by Archbishop José Gomez, was predictably displeased by the team’s decision to offer the group a roster spot. L.A. is a city of four million Catholics, many of whom are Hispanic, many of whom are traditionally minded, many of whom are baseball fans. Last week the Dodgers felt a pitching change was necessary. In a since-deleted tweet, the team acknowledged that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence had “been the source of some controversy.” The ballclub rescinded the invitation.

The Dodgers immediately got plunked by progressives who accused the team of letting itself get pushed off the plate. LGBT groups said the Dodgers had succumbed to a campaign to silence queer voices and erase trans identities. The team went to the bullpen a second time Monday and rescinded the rescindment. The drag sisters are back in the ballgame.

Most Americans are happy to live and let live. The Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence have their agenda and in a free country that’s all fine and good. But why do the Dodgers need to let Sister T’aint a Virgin prance around the bases looking like a flabby Kirk Gibson in habit and cornette? Everyone is already welcome at the ballpark. It feels un-American to force-feed culture-war politics alongside the peanuts and Cracker Jack.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence aren’t classy. They’re obnoxious and gross. They don’t belong in the Dodger lineup.

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