Bryan Fischer today published an op-ed titled, “We have forgotten God. That’s why all this has happened,” in which he blames the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the U.S. Supreme Court for today’s violence in Aurora, Colorado, which took 12 lives — including that of a six-year old girl — and wounded 50 others. Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, quotes Nobel Peace Prize winner Aleksander Solzhenitsyn in the title. Pointing to U.S. history revisionist David Barton, Fischer says the ACLU in 1962 and the Supreme Court in 1980 “kicked God out of our public school system.”
What will it take for us as a nation to heed Solzhenitsyn’s counsel and turn back to God? How many more mindless massacres like the one that took place last night in Aurora, Colorado will it take before we tell the ACLU and the Supreme Court to take a hike and we get back to unapologetically and publicly trusting in God?
David Barton’s insightful book, “To Pray or Not to Pray,” traces the catastrophic consequences in American life since the Supreme Court kicked God out of our public school system in 1962 by prohibiting school prayer.
Earlier today, Fischer used the Colorado massacre to attack gay people.
Fischer, who gives new meaning to the term, “American Taliban,” also blames the ACLU and the “black-robed miscreants” at the Supreme Court for their supposed removal of God from the public schools, for “SAT scores [that] began to plummet,” and the sexual revolution.
With regard to students, SAT scores began to plummet almost immediately, starting in 1963, and have never recovered. The rate of premarital sex began to climb, as did the rate of sexually transmitted diseases. Teenage pregnancies and teen births began to skyrocket, again starting in 1963. The rate at which teens were arrested for rape, aggravated assault, and murder shot through the roof.
All this should come as no surprise to students of American history, who remember the words of the Founders. For instance, Noah Webster of dictionary fame said, “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed…No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”
The consequences for “parents” and families have been equally severe. Since 1963, the rates of adultery, divorce, cohabitation and domestic abuse have risen dramatically, and the intact nuclear family is being ravaged perhaps beyond repair.
With regard to “teachers” and our educational system, SAT scores have fallen into the basement while rates of school violence are shooting through the ceiling and our armed forces are hampered by functionally illiterate recruits.
The consequences for “our Country” are equally catastrophic. Homicide rates are up; more Americans are being gunned down in cold blood this year in Chicago than in Afghanistan. The nuclear family is breaking apart at culture-destroying rates. One of out every five adults in America has a lifelong, incurable sexually transmitted disease.The sexual and physical abuse of children is out of control.
Apparently, Fischer is a strict constitutionalist, and believes those who are charged with protecting the Bill of Rights are the reason why “our country is being destroyed before our very eyes.” Others point to Fischer and his ilk as the reason.
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