You may recall that at the end of September I wrote about my displeasure with the Southern Baptists and their lack of respect for Jews and others who do not agree with their theology. It raised the hackles of many people and generated a fair number of comments.\
The president of their group is a man named Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. He recently penned a response that is demonstrative of why they just don’t get it.
“The real enemy of Judaism is not Christian evangelism, but the corrosive secularism that has so poisoned American culture.”
I’d like him to explain why and how this is a problem for Jews. Because I am at a loss to understand why upholding the Constitutional direction for a separation of church and state is dangerous.
“Jewish protests against this prayer guide ring hollow when a majority of American Jews no longer express belief in a personal God. “
It is not his place to say this nor his business to determine that they can be obnoxious and offensive because they do not believe that enough Jews believe in G-d. That doesn’t excuse what they are doing.
“While sharing an impromptu breakfast at (of all places) the U. S. Supreme Court, an attorney for one of the most influential Jewish organizations told me that he had the right to expect that his young son would never be exposed to the Christian gospel. That is not the American vision of religious liberty. That is a balkanized America where the First Amendment has been cancelled.”
This is more claptrap and nonsense. I have been told by a number of people that they believe that their First Amendments rights are being subjugated because their children cannot have bible study at a public school. That is clearly a blatant violation of the First Amendment.
The First Amendment does not give you carte blance to say/do whatever you want. There are limitations upon it. Religious liberty is not defined solely by being able to share it, it is also defined by being able to find places without it, or without it becoming an overbearing presence.
I could go on about this, but this man really does make me sick. Foolish words from a foolish man.