Naming Jesus is ok, But Offensive if You Show Respect
By Donald Hank
Did you know that it is ok to for a public official to name the name of Jesus when conversing with a citizen as long as the public official is cursing, but it is offensive for a member of the public to name the name of Jesus in a public place? That would be offensive.
Last week I picked up the morning paper and read, in the local news page, the headline:
“School made girl remove Jesus magnet, mom says.” The newspaper story said the confiscating school principal had declared this inscription might be offensive to someone.
I happened to know this guy quite well and went to the school right away. As I was walking through the parking lot, I asked God to give me love for him, and as soon as I saw him, I realized that my request had been granted. He is an easy man to love. His students adore him. However, I had known him to curse profusely in our past conversations.
So I said: “I’m surprised you would think the name of Jesus was offensive, because you use the name Jesus Christ a lot in your conversations with me and other parents, and I didn’t think you considered it offensive at all. And if you did, I must wonder why you didn’t think it would be offensive to parents, many of whom are Christians, to hear the name of their Savior used in cursing.”
He turned 3 shades of red.
I told him that I was from a strict religious background and that I had rebelled against my religion, but that later, I had discovered a new religion taking over America, which can be called Secular Humanism, and now I felt more rebellious toward that new religion than I had toward my father’s religion, because in my father’s case, that religion was confined to my home, but in the case of Secular Humanism, it is now the State religion of my own country and is vigorously enforced everywhere by officials like him.
We had a very productive conversation, during which he apologized very sincerely several times.
As I was leaving, he showed me a cross that was given to him by the brother of the girl whose magnet he had confiscated. The boy had given it to him in an Easter basket. Across the cross arm, the boy had written:
He died for you.
I believe this man was under conviction at that time, and I entreat believers reading this to pray for him to accept the Christ who offends all sinners by His Truth.
Just a word about the established religion in America:
Many will deny that secular humanism is a religion. However, during Ed Rendell’s gubernatorial campaign in the last election, someone asked him what his religion was, and he said, without hesitation: I am a secular humanist.
Thus, obviously, the adherents to this religion know that it is just that, a religion. Yet they are apparently oblivious to the fact that, according to their favorite interpretation of the Constitution, they are not to be promoting this is an establishment of religion. Yet they hypocritically go around silencing others who promote their religion—but only if that religion happens to be Christianity.
There can be no more poignant an example of this than the absurd decision handed down by the unelected secularist zealot Justice John Jones III, whose decision in Kitzmiller vs the Dover School Board, makes it illegal to discuss certain scientific theories in the public school in Dover because they are supposedly motivated by a desire to promote Christianity.
Yet, despite this dire situation, namely, that our ship of State is being led by a cult-like group of religious fanatics, the Christian has the same freedom he has had since the very beginning, because, as our Leader has indicated, just knowing the truth is freedom. So if we know beyond a doubt that the officials who promote the State religion are doing so at variance with constitutional precepts, we are entirely free to pursue our truth and even to confront the establishment, no matter how much power its representatives may have, because as government officials, they know it is their primary duty to uphold the Constitution. And with a modicum of constitutional understanding, it is disarmingly easy—child’s play in fact—to show them beyond a shadow of a doubt, that by suppressing Christianity while promoting secular humanism, they are doing anything but upholding the First Amendment.
And a little child shall lead them.