Washington’s Governor Sanctions Atheist Plaque

Wow! The Northwest libs in Washington state are at it again. In the rotunda of the state capital in Olympia, Washington a navtivity scene has been erected. Probably doesn’t sound all that significant. I am sure many other states do the same thing. But because a fringe atheist group has asked for it, the governor Christine Gregoire has sanctioned the posting of a plaque by said atheist group….beside the nativity scene. The plaque states:

At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.

This is more than just an attempt to “please everyone.” This is more than just trying to represent all creeds and belief systems. Anyone who says it is is yanking your chain. The governor knew this would be offensive. She knew it would rub people of faith the wrong way. She was not trying to please everyone. In sanctioning this she was trying to push an agenda. She is trying to get away with an insult.

Bill O’Reilly made an excellent point concerning this offensive act. This group of left-wing, anti-traditionalist atheists would never ask for a plaque like this to be placed beside a publicly displayed portrait of, say, Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though Dr. King’s birthday is a federal holiday, as is Christmas. Even though Dr. King was a minister who taught religious principles in the public square. But as O’Reilly pointed out (which I have been saying forever) it is only okay to do such things to Christians. You wouldn’t see this plaque for a Ramadan exhibit. Only Christianity is attacked so vehemently. And only when it is anti-Christian is such an act considered kosher by the PC crowd.

But now where’s the ACLU?

The rights of Christians are being violated and my personal religion is being publicly slandered by a governor-sanctioned antagonistic plaque! Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? They’ll take up for African-Americans who are discrminated against on the job (and rightly so). They’ll come to the aid of Muslims who are racially profiled. But Christians? Hands off! To the ACLU and other like groups Christians are the enemy. The public ridicule, derision, offense, or slander of Christians is a good day at the office for those people.

Bill O’Reilly is going to continue convering this issue and is encouraging people to contact Governor Gregoire and express their outrage over this. He is not doing it on religious grounds but on the grounds that this is an affront to millions who celebrate Christmas which is, I repeat, a government-sanctioned federal holiday. I think Islam is wrong in their doctrine and theology. So I don’t practice it. I don’t celebrate Ramadan. If Georgia’s governor Sonny Perdue wanted to have a Ramadan exhibit in the captial, I’d think it ridiculous, but I wouldn’t demand a Christmas one. I am a Christian and I will serve and honor Christ no matter what the government does. The reverse should be true for these atheists. But the truth is they simply want to be offensive and antagonistic.

Atheists, here’s a real brainwave for you. If you don’t like christmas, then don’t celebrate it! Go to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hopefully you don’t rely too much on other people to get your job done). Don’t accept gifts from anyone. Don’t eat any special dinners. While the rest of the world is celebrating “peace on Earth and goodwill toward men” (which I would think you would be in favor of) you just go about your regular life and pay no mind to what the rest of us poor deluded nuts are doing.  Just keep your plaques to yourself.

Josh H.

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