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The Bible and the Constitution

August 27, 2019


A REPUBLIC IS A
GOVERNMENT BY LAW. IF YOU ASK THE AVERAGE PERSON TODAY WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT WE HAVE, THEY WILL TELL
YOU WE HAVE A DEMOCRACY. D. JAMES KENNEDY
MINISTRIES PRESENTS TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM. ARE WE IN JEOPARDY OF
LOSING OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? ON TODAY’S TRUTHS THAT
TRANSFORM, WE LOOK AT A CONCERTED EFFORT
DOING JUST THAT. WE ARE DEFINITELY IN A
CHRISTIAN UNFRIENDLY CULTURE AND THEY ARE
TRYING TO ELIMINATE REFERENCES TO GOD, JESUS
AND THE BIBLE AND EVEN A SYMBOL AS SIMPLE
AS THE CROSS. YOU WILL SEE HOW, AND YOU
WILL MEET A MAN FIRED FROM HIS JOB AS A FOOTBALL
COACH, SIMPLY FOR DARING TO UTTER A SILENT PRAYER. ALL BY MYSELF ON THE 50
AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER. NO KIDS ON THE FIELD. I TAKE A KNEE FOR MAYBE 30
SECONDS AND JUST CONTINUED ON WITH THE TEAM AND THEY
ENDED UP SUSPENDING ME. WHERE DOES THIS ATTACK ON
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COME FROM? AND WHAT CAN
WE DO ABOUT IT? FIND OUT NEXT, ON
TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM. ♪ WELCOME TO TRUTHS THAT
TRANSFORM, A PRODUCTION OF D. JAMES KENNEDY
MINISTRIES, WHERE WE ARE STANDING FOR TRUTH AND
DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM. THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS THE
GREATEST BULWARK WE HAVE AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT
OF THE SECULAR AND SOCIALISTIC DESIGNS
OF THE RADICAL LEFT. AND THAT’S WHY THEY ARE
WORKING OVERTIME TO EXTINGUISH RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY IN THIS NATION. ON TODAY’S PROGRAM, YOU
WILL MEET SOME PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THIS
FIGHT, INCLUDING A FOOTBALL COACH WHO LOST
HIS JOB FOR PRAYING, AND SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST
TAKEN A CRUCIAL CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT. WE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AN
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD SO THAT JUDGES
WHO TRULY RESPECT THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ARE CONFIRMED TO THE
FEDERAL BENCH. WE BEGIN BY TAKING YOU TO
BLADENSBURG, MARYLAND, WHERE A LONG-STANDING WAR
MEMORIAL WITH A CROSS ON IT MAY BE TORN DOWN-
UNLESS THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES OTHERWISE. HERE’S OUR OWN DR. JERRY
NEWCOMBE WITH MORE. MORE WOLFBANE? MORE EFFECTIVE THAN
WOLFBANE COUNT. INDEED. JUST AS DRACULA FLEES FROM
THE CROSS, SO THERE ARE MANY ATHEISTIC LEGAL
GROUPS IN AMERICA THAT FIGHT THE CROSS AT EVERY
TURN- EVEN WHEN IT IS A SYMBOL OF THOSE WHO PAID
THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. THE CROSS IS THE SYMBOL OF
SACRIFICE AND THE ACLU AND SOME OF THESE GROUPS, THE
ATHEIST GROUPS, DON’T WANT THERE TO BE CROSSES, THEY
DON’T WANT THEM TO BE IN PUBLIC THEY WANT
THEM TAKEN DOWN. AND NOW ONE OF THESE CASES
IS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT. IN 1917, BEFORE MOST OF
YOU FIGHTING MEN WERE BORN, OUR FATHERS FOUGHT
THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR
DEMOCRACY FOR THE COMMON MAN. NEARLY 50 MEN FROM A PART
OF MARYLAND WERE AMONG THE MANY AMERICANS WHO DIED IN
WORLD WAR I, SERVING THEIR COUNTRY. THEIR FAMILIES WANTED TO
MAKE SURE THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER FORGET
THEIR SACRIFICE. WELL, THE BLADENSBURG
WORLD WAR I VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HAS BEEN THERE
SINCE 1925, WHEN MEN WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION
DEDICATED THAT TO 49 MEN FROM PRINCE GEORGE’S
COUNTY, MARYLAND WHO DIED DEFENDING FREEDOM. IT WAS THEIR MOTHERS WHO
DESIGNED THAT MEMORIAL BACK IN 1919. THEY WANTED A MEMORIAL TO
REMEMBER THEIR SONS WHO HAD SACRIFICED EVERYTHING
IN SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY. AND THEY MIMICKED THE
DESIGN OF THE GRAVESTONES THAT THEIR SONS WERE
BURIED UNDER IN EUROPE. AND SO IT STOOD THERE
WITHOUT ANY COMPLAINT UNTIL ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO
WHEN SOME ATHEIST GROUPS GOT TOGETHER AND DECIDED
THAT THE PRESENCE OF THAT MEMORIAL ON PUBLIC
PROPERTY IS OFFENSIVE IN VIOLATING THE
CONSTITUTION. THE 4TH CIRCUIT HAS
AGREED WITH THEM. THAT MEANS THAT WHETHER
THAT CROSS REMAINS OR IS TORN DOWN IS UP TO THE 9
MEMBERS OF THE US SUPREME COURT. A NEW GEORGE BARNA
POLL FINDS THAT 84% OF AMERICANS SAY, KEEP
THE BLADENSBURG CROSS STANDING. AND THE REASON THAT’S SO
IMPORTANT IS THAT IF THE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT
TAKE ACTION HERE, NOT ONLY IS THIS MEMORIAL IN
JEOPARDY, BUT SO ARE MEMORIALS JUST LIKE IT
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THOSE IN
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. AN IRONIC TWIST IN THIS
CASE OF THE BLADENSBURG CROSS IS THAT ORIGINALLY
IT WAS CONSTRUCTED ON PRIVATE LAND- LAND WHICH
WAS ACQUIRED SOME 35 YEARS LATER BY THE GOVERNMENT SO
THAT THE FREEWAY COULD BE WIDENED. IT’S INTERESTING WHEN THIS
MEMORIAL WAS ACTUALLY ERECTED AND DEDICATED, IT
WAS DEDICATED ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE AMERICAN
LEGION AND THEY’VE BEEN THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN
MAINTAINING IT EVER SINCE THEN REALLY UNTIL ABOUT
THE 1960’S WHEN THE HIGHWAY HAD TO
BE EXPANDED. WHEN THE TIME CAME FOR
THAT HIGHWAY TO BE EXPANDED, THERE WERE SOME
DISCUSSION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THAT MEMORIAL
WOULD STAY THERE OR NOT. AND THERE WAS AN OUTCRY BY
THE PEOPLE OF BLADENSBURG, “OF COURSE THEY WERE GOING
TO KEEP THAT MEMORIAL, THAT’S HOW THEY REMEMBERED
THEIR SONS WHO’D GONE OFF TO WAR IN PRINCE GEORGE’S
COUNTY AND NEVER CAME BACK.” AND SO THEY REFUSE TO TAKE
IT DOWN AND INSTEAD JUST BUILT THE HIGHWAY
AROUND IT. AND IT’S BEEN THERE EVER
SINCE AS A SILENT BEACON OF HOPE IN THE MEMORY TO
THE MEN WHO DIED SERVING OUR COUNTRY. THESE MEN HAD DEDICATED
THEMSELVES IN BATTLE, THEY HAD DEDICATED THEMSELVES
IN WAR AND THEY PRESERVED OUR FREEDOM BY SACRIFICING
EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAD. AND SO IT FALLS TO US
RIGHT NOW TO CHOOSE HOW WE’RE GOING TO REMEMBER
THEM IN THE FUTURE. THEIR MOTHERS WANTED THEM
TO BE REMEMBERED BY THIS MEMORIAL. I THINK WE OWE IT TO
HISTORY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP IT STANDING. WE CAN’T ALLOW THIS
MEMORIAL TO BE TAKEN DOWN. IF WE DO, I THINK WE BEGIN
TO FORGET PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THAT MEMORIAL. MEN LIKE JOHN HENRY
SEABURN, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER WHO
SERVED IN A SEGREGATED UNIT DURING THE BATTLE,
DURING THE WAR, DIED IN SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY IN
A SEGREGATED ARMY AND YET HE IS RIGHT THERE UNIFIED
WITH BLACK AND WHITE SOLDIERS ON THAT MEMORIAL. THAT’S AN UNTOLD
STORY IN HISTORY. IN A RECENT VIDEO, FIRST
LIBERTY FEATURED JOHN HENRY SEABURN’S NIECE. SHE CHERISHES THIS PHOTO
OF THE UNCLE SHE NEVER KNEW. HE WAS IN LOVE WITH THE
GIRL ACROSS THE STREET, AND THEY PLANNED
TO GET MARRIED. BUT JOHN SEABURN SAILED TO
FRANCE FOR THE WORLD WAR. HE WAS YOUNG, 16 WHEN HE
WENT INTO THE SERVICE AND NEVER RETURNED. NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO, A
GROUP OF MOMS BUILT THIS TO MEMORIALIZE THE 49
LOST BOYS OF BLADENSBURG. BUT TODAY SOME PEOPLE
WANT TO DESTROY IT. YOU’VE GOT GUYS LIKE HENRY
HULBERT WHO IS A MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
ON THAT MEMORIAL. THAT MEMORIAL WAS
DEDICATED TO HIM AS WELL. JOSEPH HENRY
FORD, WILLIAM LEE. THESE ARE MEN THAT
OTHERWISE THE WORLD WOULD NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. BUT BECAUSE THEY GAVE
EVERYTHING, THEY SERVED THIS COUNTRY FAITHFULLY,
ALL THEY ASK IN RETURN OR REALLY ALL THEIR MOTHERS
ASK IN RETURN IS THAT WE REMEMBER THEM BY
THIS MEMORIAL. THE OTHER SIDE SAYS THAT
THIS CROSS VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE
SUPPOSEDLY “IT ESTABLISHES RELIGION.” BUT THEN YOU WONDER- DID
THE FOUNDERS WHO GAVE US THE CONSTITUTION AND THE
FIRST AMENDMENT ESTABLISH RELIGION WHEN THEY HIRED
CHAPLAINS FOR THE MILITARY AND FOR CONGRESS? DID GEORGE WASHINGTON
ESTABLISH RELIGION WHEN HE WAS SWORN IN ON THE HOLY
BIBLE AND EVEN LEANED OVER AND KISSED IT? DID JEFFERSON AND MADISON
VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION WHEN THEY REGULARLY
ATTENDED THE WEEKLY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SERVICES
HELD IN THE US CAPITOL BUILDING, WHICH BY THE
WAY WERE HELD FOR SOME 8 DECADES? AND ON IT GOES. THE CROSS AS WE SEE WITH
THE VETERANS MEMORIALS ARE NOT REALLY TALKING ABOUT
ANY PARTICULAR RELIGION, THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT
THE SACRIFICE OF THOSE SOLDIERS AND WHAT
THEY’VE GIVEN. BUT THE OTHER SIDE IS SO
COMMITTED AND BENT ON REMOVING ANY RELIGIOUS
IMAGERY THAT WOULD BE IN THE PUBLIC- THAT THEY’RE
EVEN WILLING TO REALLY, IN THE PROCESS, SHAME OUR
VETERANS, SHAME THOSE WHO HAD SPILLED THEIR BLOOD
FOR THEIR COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY’RE SO ON A BINGE TO
ERASE ALL THE CROSSES AND RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS. IT’S ASTOUNDING IN
A NATION SETTLED BY CHRISTIANS AND FOUNDED
UPON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THAT SOMETHING AS BASIC AS
A CHRISTIAN CROSS COULD BE SEEN AS A VIOLATION
OF THE CONSTITUTION. AND YET, IT WILL NOW TAKE
A RULING FROM THE SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE
IF THAT IS SO. DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY
CLEARLY IDENTIFIED THE SECULARIST AGENDA
BEHIND ALL THIS. I’M JOINED NOW BY HIS
DAUGHTER, MY VERY DEAR FRIEND, JENNIFER
KENNEDY CASSIDY. JENNIFER, YOUR DAD KNEW
THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING DEEPLY IMPORTANT BEHIND
ALL THIS DIDN’T HE? HE SURE DID. HE KNEW THAT AN ATTACK ON
OUR SYMBOLS WAS AN ATTACK ON SOMETHING MORE. MY FATHER NEVER STOPPED
GIVING THANKS FOR THE LEGACY OF LIBERTY LEFT TO
US BY AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS. AMERICA’S FREEDOM IS
SOMETHING QUITE UNUSUAL IN HUMAN HISTORY, AND IT
DIDN’T ARISE FROM A VACUUM. MY DAD KNEW THAT FOR THIS
SORT OF FREEDOM TO EXIST, IT HAD TO COME FROM A
HIGHER AUTHORITY THAN THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS
MERELY COMPOSED OF SINFUL HUMAN BEINGS. THE RECOGNITION THAT OUR
RIGHTS COME FROM GOD IS IN DIRECT CONTRADICTION TO
THE AGENDA PUSHED BY THE SECULARISTS. THEIR ONGOING PUSH FOR
ABORTION ON DEMAND, THE NORMALIZATION OF
HOMOSEXUALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, AND EVER-GROWING
SOCIALISM FINDS ITS GREATEST RESISTANCE IN THE
TRUTHS OF CHRISTIANITY. IT’S WHY THEY WANT TO
SILENCE US- EVEN IN A NATION WHERE THE
CONSTITUTION RECOGNIZES OUR GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM OF
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION. THEIR ATTACK ON THE
SYMBOLS OF CHRISTIANITY IS AN ATTACK ON
CHRISTIANITY ITSELF. AND IF THEY SUCCEED,
AMERICA WILL LOSE HER LEGACY OF LIBERTY, AS
MY FATHER, DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY, EXPLAINS IN THIS
PORTION OF HIS MESSAGE, “THE BIBLE AND THE
CONSTITUTION.” IN 1787, 55 FOUNDERS
OF THIS COUNTRY MET TO PERFORM WHAT HAS BEEN
CALLED THE “MIRACLE IN PHILADELPHIA.” AND GAVE OUT THAT WHICH
HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN ENGLAND AS THE GREATEST
WORK EVER STRUCK FROM THE MIND OF UNINSPIRED MEN,
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. THERE IS NO DOUBT
THAT THERE IS GREATER CONTROVERSY OVER JUST
EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS THAT THEY GAVE US AND WHAT WERE
THEIR INTENTIONS IN GIVING IT TO US THAN THERE
HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE. IN 1986, A FEDERAL JUDGE
IN CHICAGO, SAID THIS: “THE TRUTH IS THAT
AMERICA’S ORIGINS ARE CHRISTIAN AND THAT OUR
FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED AND ACHIEVED FULL
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR ALL WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A
CHRISTIAN NATION IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT AS IT WAS
ADOPTED RATHER THAN AS WE HAVE REWRITTEN IT.” MAY I SAY THAT MANY OF
THESE PRINCIPLES HAVE BEEN SO OBSCURED IN RECENT
DECADES AS TO BE ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE. THEY GAVE US A GOVERNMENT
BY LAW AND NOT BY MEN. THAT IS THE MEANING
OF A REPUBLIC. A REPUBLIC IS A
GOVERNMENT BY LAW. SECOND PRINCIPLE THAT THEY
GAVE US WAS THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. NOW THIS WAS A RADICAL
DEPARTURE FROM WHAT HAD BEEN KNOWN. IN ENGLAND YOU CERTAINLY
DIDN’T HAVE EQUALITY. YOU HAD THE NOBILITY AND
HOI POLLOI, THE UNWASHED MASSES, THE MANY. THAT WAS COMPLETELY
ESCHEWED BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS WHO BELIEVED THAT
ALL MEN WERE CREATED EQUAL. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT
‘GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS’ (ACTS 10:34B). THEREFORE, THEY SAW THAT
MEN WERE CREATED EQUAL BEFORE GOD AND SO
THEREFORE THEY GAVE US THAT EQUALITY. NOW THAT WAS THE
PRINCIPLE, IT TOOK US ANOTHER 100 YEARS BEFORE
THAT PRINCIPLE WAS FULLY EXPLICATED AND ALL MEN
WERE CONSIDERED TO BE EQUAL, BUT THE PRINCIPLE
WAS ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION. THIRDLY, THEY GAVE US
“INALIENABLE RIGHTS.” WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE
SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND
‘ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE
RIGHTS’, SAID THOMAS JEFFERSON IN HIS
DECLARATION. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
IS, THOUGH JEFFERSON WAS PROBABLY THE LEAST PERSON
TO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS, IS THAT THESE WERE
NOT SELF-EVIDENT, THEY WERE SOMETHING THAT WAS
TAUGHT; THEY WERE THINGS THAT WERE TAUGHT IN THE
SCRIPTURE THAT PEOPLE HAD RIGHTS THAT CAME FROM GOD. GOD, BY THE WAY,
GUARANTEES OUR RIGHTS IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. THE RIGHT OF PRIVATE
PROPERTY IS GUARANTEED IN THE COMMANDMENT “THOU
SHALT NOT STEAL.” THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AND
OUR RIGHT TO LIFE IS GUARANTEED IN THE
COMMANDMENT “THOU SHALT NOT KILL.” AND SO, THE VARIOUS RIGHTS
THAT WE HAVE COME FROM THE GUARANTEES THAT GOD
HAS GIVEN US IN THE COMMANDMENTS, DO AWAY
WITH THE COMMANDMENTS AND YOU DO AWAY WITH OUR
INALIENABLE RIGHTS. SO YOU SEE THAT WHEN THE
SUPREME COURT SAYS WE CANNOT PUT THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS UP ON THE WALLS OF OUR SCHOOLS, THEY
ARE, INDEED, CHIPPING AWAY AT THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS
THAT WE HAVE FROM GOD THOUGH MOST PEOPLE DO NOT
RECOGNIZE WHAT’S HAPPENED. AS I SAID, MOST PEOPLE
USUALLY END UP SAYING ‘WHAT HAPPENED?’ LIBERTY. CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THE
TEXT THAT ‘WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS,
THERE IS LIBERTY.’ ‘STAND FAST IN THE LIBERTY
WHEREIN CHRIST HAS MADE YOU FREE,’ THE BIBLE SAYS. WHEN THE SHACKLES OF SIN
HAD BEEN BROKEN SHORTLY THEREAFTER, EVERYWHERE,
THOSE WHO HAD BEEN SET FREE BY CHRIST AND BEEN
GIVEN SPIRITUAL FREEDOM, BEGAN TO SEEK POLITICAL
AND CIVIL FREEDOM AS WELL. SO IT WAS THE TREMENDOUS
IMPETUS OF CHRISTIAN REDEMPTION THAT MOVED
PEOPLE TO SEEK THE LIBERTY IN EVERY PART OF THEIR
LIVES AND SO THAT WAS GUARANTEED TO US IN
THE CONSTITUTION. AN EXTENT OF LIBERTY NEVER
BEFORE SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD AND IT CAME
FROM THE WORD OF GOD. ALL OF THESE THINGS, AND
MANY OTHERS, SHOW US THAT IT WAS OUT OF THE BIBLE
THAT THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIANITY WERE BROUGHT
FORTH AND WEDDED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF
CIVIL GOVERNMENT. AS DR. KENNEDY JUST
EXPLAINED, OUR FOUNDERS UNDERSTOOD THAT RIGHTS
COMING TO US FROM GOD COULD NOT BE
TAKEN FROM US. AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO
THE CONSTITUTION ENSHRINES THE FREEDOM TO EXERCISE
OUR RELIGIOUS FAITH AS ONE OF OUR MOST BASIC RIGHTS. BUT YOU’RE ABOUT TO MEET
A MAN WHO WAS FIRED BY A PUBLIC INSTITUTION
MERELY FOR PRAYING. IT’S HARD TO GET THE
CONSTITUTION MORE WRONG THAN THAT- AND YET HE’S
GOTTEN NO RELIEF FROM THE COURTS. OUR OWN JOHN
RABE HAS MORE. IT WAS KIND OF THE
COVENANT AND AGREEMENT I HAD WITH GOD THAT IF HE
ALLOWED ME TO COACH, THEN, AND THAT WAS MY CALLING,
THAT I WOULD GIVE HIM THANKS. JOE KENNEDY, A FORMER
MARINE, WAS A FOOTBALL COACH AT BREMERTON HIGH
SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON STATE. HE MADE A PROMISE TO GOD
THAT HE WOULD THANK HIM AFTER EACH GAME- A PROMISE
HE KEPT FOR 7 YEARS WITHOUT INCIDENT-
UNTIL 2015. THE REFEREE HAS BLOWN THE
FINAL WHISTLE, THE PLAYERS HAVE LEFT THE FIELD, AND
AFTER THAT HAPPENS COACH KENNEDY MADE A COMMITMENT
TO GOD THAT ONCE THE GAME IS OVER, AND HE’S DONE
COACHING, HE WANTED TO PAUSE BRIEFLY AT THE 50
YARD LINE, AND HE JUST WANTED TO GIVE THANKS
FOR WHAT THEY DID. THOUGH COACH JOE KENNEDY
NEVER ASKED ANYONE TO PRAY WITH HIM, PLAYERS
BEGAN TO TAKE NOTICE. THE KIDS STARTED COMING
OUT AND, “COACH WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE?” AND I WAS LIKE, “JUST
GIVING THANKS FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DID” AND THEY SAID,
“CAN WE JOIN YOU.” AND I WAS LIKE “IT’S A
FREE COUNTRY YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.” AND SO A FEW OF THEM CAME
OUT AND OVER THE FIRST YEAR IT WAS HIT AND MISS,
YOU KNOW SOMETIMES IT WOULD BE 3 SOMETIMES NONE,
2, YOU KNOW, HALF THE TEAM, BUT EVERY YEAR IT
KIND OF GREW AND GREW AND BEFORE LONG IT WAS THE
WHOLE ENTIRE TEAM. THIS IS ABOUT THE GAME,
THIS IS ABOUT THE STUDENTS. COACH KENNEDY HAD BEEN
PRAYING AFTER GAMES FOR 8 YEARS WITHOUT INCIDENT. BUT A PHONE CALL TO
THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL- IRONICALLY TO COMPLIMENT
COACH KENNEDY AND THE SCHOOL ON THE PRAYER,
RAISED THE PRINCIPAL’S CONCERN, AND HE SENT THE
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TO INVESTIGATE. THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
APPROACHED ME AND SAID, “ARE WE CLEAR ABOUT
THE PRAYER THING?” AND I WAS “NO, I’M
NOT CLEAR ABOUT IT.” AND HE SAYS, “WELL, WE
CAN’T HAVE YOU PRAYING. WE JUST DON’T WANT YOU
TO LEAD THE PRAYER.” I WAS LIKE, “I DON’T KNOW
IF I CAN PROMISE THAT.” AND SO I WAS ALONE. IT WAS AN AWAY GAME. ALL BY MYSELF ON THE 50
AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER. NO KIDS ON THE FIELD. I TAKE A KNEE FOR MAYBE 30
SECONDS AND JUST CONTINUED ON WITH THE TEAM AND THEY
ENDED UP SUSPENDING ME. AFTER BEING FIRED FROM
THE SCHOOL FOR PRIVATELY PRAYING ON THE FIELD AFTER
FOOTBALL GAMES, COACH KENNEDY FILED A LAWSUIT
AGAINST THE BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT. BUT HIS FIRING WAS UPHELD
BY A THREE-JUDGE PANEL FOR THE LIBERAL NINTH CIRCUIT
COURT OF APPEALS, WHICH SAID THAT BECAUSE HE
PRAYED IN VIEW OF STUDENTS, HIS PRAYER
COULD BE CONSTRUED AS AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION. THEY FURTHER ARGUED THAT
HE HAD ESSENTIALLY NO FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO
FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION AS A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE. BUT COACH KENNEDY’S
ATTORNEY STILL DISAGREES. WELL, BREMERTON SCHOOL
DISTRICT HAS NO LEGAL BASIS TO MAKE THIS TYPE OF
ULTIMATUM ON ANY EMPLOYEE LET ALONE A FOOTBALL COACH
TO SAY YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN YOUR FAITH
AND YOUR JOB. AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO
COME IN AND SAY, AND THIS IS WHAT THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT DID HERE, THEY SAID, “YOU KNOW COACH, YOU
CAN TALK TO YOUR PLAYERS, YOU CAN TALK TO YOUR
FELLOW COACHES, YOU CAN TALK TO THE FANS, BUT ONE
THING YOU CAN’T DO IS TALK TO GOD. THAT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL. JOE KENNEDY SAYS HE DIDN’T
SET OUT TO BE A CRUSADER FOR A CAUSE. HE JUST WANTS TO COACH
FOOTBALL AND BE ABLE TO THANK GOD FOR IT. I WANT TO BE
THE COACH AGAIN. I WANT TO BE OUT THERE
WITH THOSE GUYS. THEY’RE MY WORLD. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH
THEY MEAN TO YOU UNTIL YOU LOSE SOMETHING
LIKE THAT AND THEN. IT REALLY HITS YOU. IT’S LIKE LOSING YOUR KID. IT’S THAT YOU’RE LEFT WITH
THAT EMPTY HOLLOW PART OF YOUR SOUL AND IT’S
A HORRIBLE FEELING. CAN YOU IMAGINE? THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FIRED
COACH KENNEDY FOR SAYING A SILENT PRAYER. AND THE NINTH CIRCUIT
COURT, THE MOST LIBERAL FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
IN THE LAND, UPHELD THE FIRING JUST BECAUSE HE
COULD BE SEEN BY STUDENTS AS HE PRAYED,
HOW HORRIBLE. THE SUPREME COURT HAS LEFT
THE DOOR OPEN FOR HEARING THE CASE IN THE FUTURE,
CALLING INTO QUESTION THE NINTH CIRCUIT’S
UNDERSTANDING OF COACH KENNEDY’S RIGHTS. BUT IT’S ABSURD THAT HE OR
ANYONE ELSE MUST EVEN WAIT FOR A COURT TO GRANT THOSE
RIGHTS WHICH OUR FOUNDING FATHERS SO CLEARLY
ENUMERATED IN THE CONSTITUTION. IN FACT, THE MOST
EGREGIOUS ATTACKS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM HAVE
COME FROM JUDGES. ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE
ACLU AND THE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION PRESS
THESE CASES IN FRIENDLY COURTS. JUDGES WHO ARE HOSTILE TO
CHRISTIAN VALUES ROUTINELY UPHOLD THESE CASES-
UPENDING THE CONSTITUTION AND IMPOSING SECULARISM-
THE FARTHEST THING FROM THE INTENTION AND TEXT
OF THE CONSTITUTION. THAT’S WHY IT’S SO
IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOOD JUDGES WHO APPLY THE
CONSTITUTION RATHER THAN REWRITING IT TO SUIT
THEIR OWN WHIMS. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
CONSISTENTLY NOMINATED SUCH JUDGES. BUT MORE THAN 70 OF THEM
ARE STALLED AS OPPOSING SENATORS OBSTRUCT
THEIR CONFIRMATION. WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A
PETITION TO SENATE LEADERS CALLING ON THEM TO USE
THEIR EXPANDED MAJORITY TO GET THESE JUDGES
CONFIRMED IMMEDIATELY. LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU BY
SIGNING THIS PETITION AT DJKM.ORG/JUDGES. THAT ADDRESS AGAIN TO SIGN
THE PETITION TO SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH
MCCONNELL AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LINDSEY
GRAHAM CALLING UPON THEM TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE
CONFIRMATION OF THESE 70-PLUS JUDGES IS
DJKM.ORG/JUDGES. AND WE ALSO HAVE A VITAL
RESOURCE TO SHARE WITH YOU. ON TODAY’S PROGRAM, YOU
HAVE SEEN HOW SECULARISM IS CHISELING AWAY
AT OUR FREEDOMS. AS OUR THANKS FOR YOUR
GENEROUS DONATION TO THE ONGOING WORK OF THIS
MINISTRY, WE WILL SEND YOU OUR BOOK, RECLAIMING THE
LOST LEGACY: THE FOUNDERS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT. THIS BOOK DETAILS THE
ILLEGITIMATE REMOVAL OF GOD FROM GOVERNMENT- AND
HOW WE CAN RECLAIM OUR AMERICAN BIBLICAL
HERITAGE. IT’S OUR THANKS FOR YOUR
GENEROUS DONATION TO THE WORK OF THIS MINISTRY. SIMPLY WRITE TO US AT: OR CALL TOLL FREE: OR GO ONLINE TO: RECLAIMING THE LOST LEGACY
FEATURES CHAPTERS FROM DR. KENNEDY, MYSELF,
AND MANY OTHERS. THIS COMPELLING BOOK
EXPLORES AMERICA’S DEEP HERITAGE OF FREEDOM AND
WILL REMIND YOU OF WHY IT IS WORTH PRESERVING TODAY-
AND WE WILL SET FORTH CONCRETE STEPS TO DO IT. WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU
AS OUR THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION. SIMPLY WRITE TO US AT: OR CALL TOLL FREE: OR GO ONLINE TO: RECENTLY, SOME BOYS FROM
A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, WERE
ACCUSED OF ANTAGONIZING A NATIVE-AMERICAN WHO
CLAIMED TO BE A VIETNAM VETERAN DURING THE MARCH
FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON DC. THEY WERE VILIFIED ACROSS
NEWS MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS FOR DAYS-
UNTIL MORE VIDEO SURFACED SHOWING THAT THE OLDER
MAN ACTUALLY A RADICAL LEFT-WING ACTIVIST
ACTUALLY INSTIGATED THE ENTIRE CONFRONTATION
HIMSELF. THAT SAME WEEK, KAREN
PENCE WIFE OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
ANNOUNCED SHE WOULD BE RETURNING TO TEACH AT A
VIRGINIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHERE SHE PREVIOUSLY
TAUGHT FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. SHE WAS IMMEDIATELY
ATTACKED BY THE MEDIA AND THE LEFT. THE REASON? THE SCHOOL IS A CHRISTIAN
SCHOOL WHICH ASKS STUDENTS, FACULTY,
AND STAFF TO ABIDE BY TRADITIONAL,
BIBLICAL MORALITY. THE SCHOOL’S PLEDGE NOTES
THAT MARRIAGE HAS ONE MEANING- ONE MAN, ONE
WOMAN IN A LIFETIME UNION- AND THAT SEX IS
ONLY FOR MARRIAGE. ONE CNN COMMENTATOR
USING THEIR TRADEMARKED RESTRAINT SAID THE PLEDGE
WAS “DISGUSTING AND INSULTS MILLIONS OF
TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.” BLISSFULLY IGNORANT I
GUESS THAT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS DO NOT RECEIVE
TAXPAYER SUPPORT, CNN AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS CALLED
THE SCHOOL AND MRS. PENCE INTOLERANT AND HATEFUL. ALSO THAT VERY SAME WEEK,
A REPORTER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES WENT TROLLING
ON TWITTER LOOKING TO INTERVIEW YOUNG PEOPLE WHO
HAD PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS. HE USED THE TWITTER
HASHTAG “EXPOSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS.” YOU NEED NOT WAKE UP
EINSTEIN TO REALIZE THAT THE HARD-LEFT NEW YORK
TIMES WAS NOT LOOKING FOR POSITIVE TESTIMONIES FROM
THESE FORMER STUDENTS. FRIENDS, IT REALLY DOESN’T
TAKE MUCH TO CONNECT THE DOTS HERE. AFTER THE CHURCH ITSELF,
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS REPRESENT THE LARGEST
THREAT TO THE RADICAL LEFT’S PROJECT OF REMAKING
AMERICA IN A PAGAN IMAGE. IT’S THEIR GOAL TO CRUSH
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND THE BIBLICAL MORALITY
THAT COMES WITH IT. CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS NOW MORE
THAN EVER NEED OUR PRAYERS AND OUR TANGIBLE SUPPORT. D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES
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THAT FAITH MAY BE. “PROCLAIM LIBERTY
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TESTAMENT AND THE WORDS WHICH ARE INSCRIBED
UPON THE LIBERTY BELL. WELL, WE NEED, I THINK, A
FEW MORE LIBERTY BELLS TO BE HEARD THROUGHOUT
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  1. The more secular nation becomes the less likely they will be unthankful, grateful or patriotic towards God, Country or family.

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