Atheist Hate Group Attacks the Ten Commandments


The Connellsville Area School District in Pennsylvania was sued this week in U.S. District Court for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments that has stood for more than 50 years on the grounds of its junior high school.

That follows a similar federal lawsuit against the New Kensington-Arnold School District in Pennsylvania, which was filed two weeks ago, and which objects to display of the Ten Commandments in front of one of the district’s high schools.

Both legal actions were initiated by the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist hate group based in Madison, Wisconsin. It is using the courts to wage an unholy war not so much against religion, but against Christianity, the target of 99.9 percent of its litigation.

If FFRF was a legal advocacy group, which bore no animus toward Christ followers, but simply wanted the courts to maintain the proverbial “wall of separation” between church and state, I would still disagree with group, but I would not accuse it of nefarious motives.

But the atheists at FFRF truly are haters, as evidenced by their “virtual” billboard campaign, featuring the godless testimony of “out of the closet” atheists.

“The bible is nothing but a bunch of bull crap,” sneers atheist Eugene T. Bernascone, in one such billboard. “If you believe anything it says, I can get you a fantastic deal on the Eiffel Tower. By the way, it’s also good when you run out of toilet paper.”

Now, imagine if this gentleman said such a thing about the Koran. He might set off riots in the Muslim World. He might even be denounced by President Obama in the well off the United Nations.

But because his hate speech is directed at Christians, he gets a free pass. And his atheist cohorts at FFRF follow up his verbal assault on Christians (and others like it) with legal attacks against easy targets like the Connellsville and New Kensington-Arnold school districts.

What infuriates is that the courts allow the atheist haters to get away with their unholy war against the Christian faithful, lawsuit by lawsuit. That includes the U.S. Supreme Court, which has had a supposed conservative majority since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.

Indeed, just last year, the nation’s highest court declined an opportunity to revisit a case examining whether displays of the Ten Commandments in two county courthouses in Kentucky were an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the displays were indeed unconstitutional.

However, since then, the counties have included the Ten Commandments as part of a broader presentation of historic documents, including the Mayflower Compact and the Declaration of Independence.

That the High Court last year left in place its 2005 ruling against the Ten Commandments doesn’t bode well for the Connellsville and New Kensington-Arnold school districts. The lower courts almost certainly will side with the atheists, declaring that God’s law has no place in schools or other public buildings.

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4 thoughts on “Atheist Hate Group Attacks the Ten Commandments

  1. I have followed several news in the past like this one, and I have been thinking: What is really important when it comes to that?! The more I thought about it, the more I realized that how Christianity is presented is what really matters! I believe Christians should remember that our focus as Christians is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and NOT the Law! That will definitely influence people’s perception of Christianity! When we present Christianity with Jesus Christ the Lord and personal Savior as its focus (Belief/Faith,) and not judgement and condemnation (Law,) that would resonate with people.

    John 3:16,17
    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”

    Romans 10:9
    “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”

    I don’t believe banning the Ten Commandments (which are Law by the way) from display in public squares is an attempt to ban Christianity itself! As a matter of fact, people would feel more free to choose, which in turn protects Freedom of Religion, when religious symbols are not imposed on people in public squares!

    For the fellow Christians who religiously adhere to the Old Testament Law, I would like to bring to your attention to:

    Ephesians 2:8,9
    “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

    And by the way, displaying the Law might be considered boasting!

    I also would like to point out that the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law on our behalf before dieing for our sins! Jesus Christ spoke of that the Law would be binding until it is accomplished. That’s why he accomplished it for us for no human can accomplish it!

    Matthew 5:17,18
    “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

    His work was Done!

    John 19:30
    “Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”

    When someone finishes his/her work they sit down. After the Lord Jesus Christ finished His work, He sat down at the right hand of God the Father!

    Mark 16:19
    “So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.”

    Now, this having been said, I would like to bring up:

    Romans 10:4
    “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”

    Note that in all of the above our Lord Jesus Christ is the center/focus!!!

    Again, I believe we should invite people to “believe” in Jesus Christ as Lord and our personal Savior who takes away the sin of the world “Salvation” and brings us “eternal life” and “reconciliation” with God the Father!!!

  2. These hate groups are mindless. But what is worse, is that the Ten Commandments find little room in the mind of many Christians. Most cannot remember half of them. Once, they were an integral part of our culture. We need to ‘rebuild the walls’ and teach them to our children once more. Here is a simple way to begin. We all need to plant seeds.

  3. pastorjackwilson on said:

    Just another sign of the times. I do think we need to be more proactive and by that I mean suing some of these organizations for trying to violate our rights.

  4. The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.”

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