The Liberty Counsel is used to jumping in the fray when Christians face hostilities from schools, government institutions, and politicians, but this time they are being forced to take action on behalf of a very special client: themselves. The legal organization filed a federal lawsuit this week against Cameron Village Regional Library in Wake, North Carolina after being denied permission to hold a lecture at their facility.
Lectures are part of Liberty Counsel’s stock and trade; with offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington D.C., they travel the country to give presentations on the role of Christianity in the founding of the United States. That was to be the subject of their Wake lecture, but the religious aspect of the presentation was a problem for library officials. On two occasions – in March 2013 and November 2014 – the library rejected LC’s application.
According to Susan Lane of Cameron Village, “political meetings and religious instruction” are not allowed at the library. Because LC was to begin their lecture with a devotional dating to the time of America’s founding, they would be in violation of the library’s policies regarding religious material. Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit alleges that by denying them permission, Cameron Village has violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
“The County claims that the mission of its public library system is ‘to foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County,’ but its policies and practices foster only hostility toward religion, not knowledge of the Christian history and Biblical foundations of this nation,” said Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver in a press release.
Of course, there are few things in history that the liberal establishment is more eager to whitewash than America’s Christian origins. The religious underpinnings of those early days are presented with the same kind of head-shaking criticism as slavery and Native American genocide. There are widespread attempts to recast the Founding Fathers as atheists in all but name, only giving lip service to God because of the climate of the era. Liberty Counsel may have been permitted to give their presentation if they had promised to criticize America’s Christian background rather than celebrate it.
Funny how “discrimination” works in America today. Even private bakeries and florists must bow to the LGBT agenda, but public institutions apparently have free license to discriminate against Christians. It seems as though the world has gone topsy-turvy, but in reality, everything is going according to plan.
What is that plan? To complete the secularization of the United States using any means necessary. To progressives, our Christian history is an embarrassment. Something to be ashamed of. Something we should have grown out of by now. And since society has been slow to adopt this thinking, liberals are ready to speed up the process. Instead of letting decades of Hollywood propaganda take their natural toll on our moral and spiritual fiber, they’re ready to start using the force of law to shut it down.