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Myra Adams

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October 9, 2013 - 11:02 am
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This is a news story about the resolution of a legal challenge emblematic of the gradual moral decline plaguing our once great nation.

To set the stage, here are headlines from three conservative news sites that reported on the case, the first of which has the largest photo of the painting in question:

Fox NewsOhio school district agrees to keep portrait of Jesus off wall, pay $95G fine.

The Washington Times Jesus portrait forced off school wall by ACLU lawsuit.

The Daily CallerACLU, Freedom From Religion Foundation pocket $80,000 off Jesus portrait shakedown.

Now that I have piqued your interest, here are facts:

Since 1947, a portrait of Jesus had been hanging in the Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio along with portraits of other historical figures in the “Hall of Honor.”  The Jesus portrait was a gift from a Christian–affiliated student group called the Hi-Y Club.

Then, in February of this year, the ACLU teamed with the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and sued the Jackson City School District citing in the suit “unconstitutional” actions and charging that students and visitors to the school, “will continue to suffer permanent, severe, and irreparable harm and injury.”

The school district wanted to fight the suit and moved the portrait to the high school where the Hi-Y Club is now based. They argued that the Christian group had a right to display a portrait of the group’s “leader.”

When the Jackson Board of Education was told that the school district’s insurance company would not pay to fight the lawsuit, the Jesus portrait was moved to the high school’s art-room storage area where no one might be harmed and suffer injury if their eyes happened to gaze upon the portrait. However, it was still “in view of those entering an art-room storage area.”

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Every American living who has benefited from the Christian/Judeo heritage of this once-great republic should be angry and sad at this almost unbelievable, hateful attack on our freedoms. Freedom of religion was the impetus that brought our forefathers here and it was included in our founding documents. Our country prospered and grew following our Founders unique law and it is now being shredded by lowlifes at the anti-American Civil Liberties Union and other hate-mongers. That includes the dishonorable, greedy lawyers and judges who assist in these acts of cultural depravity. One doesn't have to be religious to to be appalled at this deliberate attack on freedom and civility.
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“Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western culture for almost twenty centuries… It is from his birth that most of the human race dates its calendars; it is by his name that millions curse and in his name that millions pray”
-Jaroslav Pelikan

Can you think of anyone else who has a 2,000 year record of controversy?

http://goo.gl/U8SK0
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And that is EXACTLY why Jesus of Nazareth should remain hanging in the Hall of Honor. He also had something to do with the best selling book of all time!
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$95,000 vs 30 pieces of silver...even at today's rate of exchange that's some pretty serious inflation. In the end, the Lord Thy God will recognize and embrace His children and reject those who denied Him and carried out the will of satan...we all have a choice, given to us by God. What choice have you made? Just as KM stated below, regardless of how wealthy you may be, or what color you may be, or how well educated - whatever - EVERY ONE OF US will one day kneel before the Lord and make an account of our lives IN OUR OWN TONGUES, with Jesus by our side...will Jesus recognize you as having invited Him into your heart? I would not want to be an ACLU lawyer with $40,000 in my pocket having denied Christ and argued against God....His will be done.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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Another wonderful comment! Thank you so much for writing.
1 year ago
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Myra, I used to let this stuff absolutely enrage me until I stepped back & realized a few things. First, God doesn't want me displaying sinful rage & anger on His behalf. Yes, this should bother me, but when anger drives one to sin it becomes unhealthy physically & spiritually. Second, no matter how hard they try those people in this country who wish to remove all things that relate to or mention God will never succeed. Christ Himself told Peter the gates of hell will never prevail against His church. If they won't prevail against His church they certainly won't prevail against Christ Himself. Third, God commanded us not to put any other gods (small "g") before Him. Therefore a picture of Jesus Christ is not the same as Jesus Christ Himself & should not be looked up to as Christ Himself should be looked up to. Yes, those who are expending great effort to remove a picture given as a gift to the school are wrong & wrong-headed, but they can never remove Jesus Christ Himself from the life of anyone who attends that school. They are only hurting themselves through their rejection of Jesus Christ & their intolerance of the very founding principles this country was built on, not to mention their intolerance of those who follow Jesus Christ. God takes care of all of His children & there is nothing those against God can do to remove His children from His hand. They can take down pictures, monuments, crosses, etc. until there are none left in America, but they cannot separate those who trust God with their lives & have turned them over to Jesus Christ from God. This they will never succeed in. Last, remember there is a day coming when ALL knees will bow & ALL tongues will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and there is nothing the left, the ACLU, the courts, Washington D.C., The Freedom From Religion folks, or even satan himself can do to prevent this from occurring. On that day atheism will cease to exist & a lot of people will wonder what they were thinking throughout their lives. Pictures don't save. Jesus Christ Himself does.
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Thank you very much for that thoughtful comment.
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