Over the years, fights over religion in America’s public square have raged on. Consider:
The list goes on. Sadly, in these battles and many others, it appears an attitude of anti-religion — more specifically anti-Christianity — is prevailing. In fact, its the subject of a new book by David Limbaugh titled Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War Against Christianity.
However, a positive sign appeared the other day in the form of a USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll. It didn’t receive a great deal of coverage in the mainstream media, but it was a positive message for those concerned about the cultural direction the nation is taking. Come to think of it, that positive message is probably the exact reason for its lack of coverage.
Here are the results of several of the questions asked in the poll. Read them and consider that though things seem to be going wrong, there may be hope after all: the fight conservatives fight for the culture is a necessary one — and it is not over.
The use of federal funds to support social programs like day care and drug rehabilitation run by Christian religious organizations
The inscription “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins
A non-denominational prayer as part of the official program at a public school ceremony such as a graduation or a sporting event
Display of a monument to the Ten Commandments in a public school or government building
If you walked into a public school classroom and the teachers desk had a Bible on it, would you consider that to be a good thing, or a bad thing?
Do you think a monument to the Ten Commandments in a courthouse sends a message that the justice system gives special consideration to Jews and Christians over those who belong to other religions, or does it not send that message?