Thursday, May 04, 2006

A TALE OF TWO COURTROOMS!

An interesting couple of events happened yesterday. A federal Judge, ruling on a 15 year old ACLU case ordered the city of San Diego to remove a mountain-top cross within 90 days or face a fine of $5,000 a day. The 29-foot cross has stood on Mount Soledad as the center of a war memorial on city land since 1954. The first cross on the site was built in 1913. Back in 1989 Phillip Paulsen filed a suit desiring to get the cross taken down. While the court at the time ruled in his favor it was clear no one wanted the cross to come down, particularly the citizens. In 1998, the city sold the property to the Mt. Soledad War Memorial Association, which again was challenged in court. The sale originally was upheld but later ruled unconstitutional by the full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which is no surprise coming from the most liberal court in the land.

While the federal courts were calling for a cross at a war memorial to be removed, a convicted terrorist in the 911 attacks was spared from the death penalty and given only life in prison. While a federal judge in another part of the country was calling for a cross from a war memorial to come down, a terrorist was given a final platform to speak and declare his joy in the deaths of Americans. How could this be you ask? It is simply the result and consequence of a culture that bows down to the secular trinity of political correctness, tolerance and unity. As the old saying goes, "if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything", and sadly this is the progression our country is on. It will not be long before you will have to make the choice to either be a good American or a good Christian, I pray when the time comes we all will make the right choice, regardless of the consequence!

blog you later,
pastor tom