Allen B. West

Secular “brownshirts” try to silence churches before elections

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Many were disturbed and disgusted when ISIS gave an ultimatum to the millennia-old Christian communities in Syria and Iraq to convert, submit, or be killed. Well, there’s a very thin line between such a life-threatening ultimatum and the recent threat issued by a secular humanist atheist group, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

As reported by our hometown BizPac Review, “Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, an organization that seeks to do exactly what its name says, has sent letters to thousands of pastors ahead of the midterm elections reminding them that they can be punished by the IRS if they speak out, according to Fox News.”

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The unholy alliance between progressive socialists and secular humanists never fails in its design to rule by way of intimidation and coercion — right there with the Islamo-fascists. Part of the letter sent read, “If the IRS has determined your place of worship has intervened in an election, it has the power to revoke your tax exemption. It can also levy significant fines on an offending congregation or its leaders.” Father Jonathan Morris told Fox News that the organization wants to intimidate places of worship into total silence when churches should only be reminded that they cannot endorse candidates.”

Funny thing, I still remember former U.S. Congressman Robert Wexler hand-carrying Barack Hussein Obama to just about every Jewish synagogue in South Florida back in 2008 — where was this group then? Or how about when John Kerry and Hillary Clinton were busting down the doors in black churches? And oh by the way, I know of many black churches where the pastors were telling their congregation to go out and vote for Obama — and y’all know exactly what I am talking about. Not a word of protest.

You see, the duplicitous hypocrisy is laughable and simply reflects a Democrat Party concerned about losing the midterm election. We reported about the progressive group in Fayetteville, NC that placed flyers on cars of black churchgoers depicting the despicable image of a lynching to advocate voting for Democrat Senator Kay Hagan — separation of political activity?

I believe these actions will backfire against the progressives and the secular humanists. Don’t forget it was the Democrat Party who had to vote to put God back in their platform at the 2012 convention.

The action by this ill-named group is all about voter intimidation and suppression, and borders on violating the First Amendment rights of selected Christian churches. Certainly there were no letters sent to those black churches busing Democrat voters as part of the “souls to the polls” effort– nah, they are good to go. We reported yesterday about the plight of Rev. Corey Brooks of the New Beginnings Church of God in Chicago who made the mistake of endorsing the GOP candidate for Governor in Illinois, Bruce Rauner.

The jackboot tactics of threatening calls and having $8,000 stolen from his church are just an indicator — and he made his endorsement not from the pulpit but as a private citizen. You can bet the IRS will not be far behind.

The time is coming when men and women of God find their courage and strength and refuse to be scared, intimidated, and coerced by the hate-filled political machine of the liberal progressive socialists and their secular humanist “brown shirts.

As I said, there is a very thin line between this tactic and that of ISIS — yep, I said so. How dare this group send letters threatening churches before an election — a blatantly obvious action attempting to force political submission. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended for America — this tyranny against our freedoms and liberty. This is not about “separation of church and state.” This is about the decimation of religious liberty and freedom in America — the destruction of our Judeo-Christian faith heritage, and the ability of Christians to participate in the electoral process in America.

So what is next? Who will be the new progressive socialist Emperor Nero to usher in a new era of Christian persecution? Once again we are being taught what the meaning of “tolerance” is for liberal progressive socialists and secular humanists.

But we shall not take this and I urge Evangelical Christians from all across this land to make the stand, fight back, and get out and vote. And pastors, be the leaders that God has called you to be, “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, but unto God that which is God’s” — and that means a just government so God continues to bless America.

The response to Americans United for Separation of Church and State is simple: Molon Labe!

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