Sometimes all it takes is a small but timely victory to remind us that the war isn’t lost and that we must continue fighting the good fight. Recently, two women’s war against Christianity was foiled in the town of Greece, NY. Susan Galloway (Jewish) and her atheist friend Linda Stephens tried to sue the city of Greece due to the ‘marginalization’ they felt by the recitation of Christian prayers before council meetings. In the interest of inclusiveness the council even invited non Christians to preface meetings with their own religious prayers. However Galloway and Stephens remained undeterred and launched their legal assault. Their arguments revolved around the standard cliches about the separation of Church and state and how minorities felt excluded by the beliefs of the majority. Incredibly, the supreme Court ruled against them and Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote:
“To hold that invocations must be non-sectarian would force the legislatures sponsoring prayers and the courts deciding these cases to act as supervisors and censors of religious speech, thus involving government in religious matters to a far greater degree than is the case under the town’s current practice,”
“The inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledge religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers.”
A dissenting opinion (predictably) came from Justice Elena Kagan (Jewish) who stated that the town’s practice violated “the breathtakingly generous constitutional idea that our public institutions belong no less to the Buddhist or Hindu than to the Methodist or Episcopalian”.
““They’re asking us to bow our heads, they’re asking us to join them in the Lord’s Prayer, they’re asking us to stand — all of this is in the name of Jesus Christ,” Galloway told the JTA.
Oh the horror! Enduring a Christian prayer is probably more abominable to Jewry than negotiating with Hamas.
Justice Kennedy was right in ruling that no wrong was done as the town’s residents were mostly Christian and made no attempt at coercing non Christians into participating.
Not everyone was content with the ruling and the usual cultural subverting suspects spoke out.
“The religiously divisive implications of this new rule are troubling in any of these contexts, however it is particularly disturbing at the local level where ordinary citizens seek recourse from public officials and will likely feel pressured to participate in religious observances not of their own faith,” shrieked the ADL.
“It sends a message to people who are coming that maybe they don’t belong, maybe they will be treated differently,” said Sammie Moshenberg, the Washington director for the NCJW. “It creates a climate that makes folks feel like they’re not necessarily part of the political process.”
I wonder if these moral and civic minded Jews feel the same way about Israel’s Jewish State loyalty oath that might make Arab Israelis “feel like they’re not necessarily part of the political process.”
But this incident effectively demonstrates why multiculturalism is more than mere nuisance and is a very real threat to Western Civilization. Unlike Islam and Judaism (which are revealed legislatures), Christianity has a certain tolerance for secularism built into the very structure of its theology. Christianity does not require the same degree of state patronage that Islam and Judaism require to thrive and prosper. This is why the UAE and Qatar remain Islamic nations despite their own citizens being in the minority. This is why “secular” Israel relies on hyper fanatic Jewish settlers to maintain and legitimize their illegal rule over the West Bank. The town of Greece had reached out to non Christians but what if non Christians were the majority in that town? Christian prayer would quite likely be phased out. Multiculturalism is the cyanide pill that is being forced down North American society’s throat.
It never ceases to amaze me when liberals assault the white majority by accusing them of intolerance when North American whites are possibly the most tolerant people in the world. A Church was recently demolished in China as the Communist overlords felt that a message needed to be sent to the country’s Christian minority. The Hindu fascist BJP party (anticipated to win the election) has hinted that it will ban India’s beef industry. Pakistani Hindus are barred from running for the office of Prime Minister on account of their religion. Non western nations will go to extreme lengths to defend their cultures but Western nations are routinely penalized for defending their values in a civilized manner.
Make no mistake, the intolerant ones in this world are the Galloways and Stephens that make no effort tolerate the beliefs of the majority, but insist that society must change instead. Liberals have an extremely external locus of control: everybody else must change but not them.
The victory of the town of Greece should not make us complacent, but rather jolt us out of our stupor. We cannot sustain such victories unless we tackle the overarching issues of mass immigration and multiculturalism.