When our Founding Fathers established America, and wrote the US Constitution, they quoted from the Bible more than from any other document. The principles and laws were built upon a biblical foundation and there was no question that America was a Christian nation.
In the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Josiah Brewer wrote in the majority opinion:
“No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation. (465)”
“There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons: they are organic utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people. (470)”
“If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life, as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs, and its society, we find every where a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters, note the following: the form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; the prefatory words of all wills, “In the name of God, amen;” the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing every where under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe. These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. (471)” [Emphasis mine]
Around 1900, liberal progressives set forth a plan to change America from a Christian nation into a liberal progressive socialist nation. They surmised that it would take at least 100 years to change the face of America by undermining the institution of the family and traditional marriage; American patriotism and Christianity.
A huge step to that goal was launched in 1960 when an atheist mom in Baltimore filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore public schools claiming that it was unconstitutional for her son to be forced to read the Bible at school. In 1963, her lawsuit had been with another one to form Abington School District v. Schempp. The lawsuit went to the Supreme Court who agreed with the plaintiffs, one of whom was Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and reading the Bible in public schools was halted.
By the end of the 1960s, additional lawsuits resulted in the removal of prayer and any other vestige of Christianity from the public classroom. Atheists have been crawling out from their darkness on a regular basis to remove any trace of Jesus, God, the Bible and Christianity from public life. They’ve forced the removal of the Ten Commandments from many a public building and property.
Today, we have an America that is seeing the devastating effects of 50 years of godlessness. In addition to the public acceptable of homosexuality and other sexual abominations, we can see the effects of godlessness on the way children are being treated in our nation.
Take the case of Grace Packer. At age three, she became a foster child and was eventually adopted by Sara Packer. According to a recent report in The Washington Post:
“At age 14, she suffered a slow and painful death — raped, drugged and left to die in a sweltering attic, court records say.”
“When those actions didn’t result in her death, she was strangled, prosecutors say. Then her body was packed in cat litter and left in the same attic for months. Police would later find her dismembered remains in rural Pennsylvania.”
“Officials say her gruesome death was carried out by a 41-year-old woman she had known as her mother, who adopted the teenager and her younger brother, and the mother’s boyfriend. Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan were charged Sunday with several crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and abuse of corpse. Sullivan who, police say, raped Grace in the attic, is facing additional sexual assault charges.”
“Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said the teen’s brutal killing was the result of a months-long plan — ‘a rape-murder fantasy’ shared by her adoptive mother and her boyfriend. ‘Unfortunately, Grace Packer was a disposable child to these people,’ Weintraub said in a news release. ‘Who will now speak for Grace Packer? We will.’”
Sadly, what happened to young Grace Packer is not an isolated case. There seems to be a growing number of incidents of parents abusing their children, including prostituting their young daughters for their own gain.
One of the laws of physics is that a vacuum cannot exist in an open system. The same thing applies to foundations and morals. Remove one and something else will fill the void left behind.