|Disqualified not for doping or cheating but because he praised God for all of maybe 5 seconds. What is wrong with this picture?|
I am a Christian, there I said it. So does that mean I am disqualified? Does that mean I can't participate? What if I pray in public, will I be put in jail? What about if I accomplish something amazing like winning a race and out of pure emotional excitement accidentally raise my hand to the sky and thank God for being with me? Will I be told I can't compete and I just lost the race that I just won?
Well, that's exactly what happened to a High School Track team in Texas. After winning an extremely important race a kid celebrated by thanking God. Can someone tell me how this makes any sense whatsoever? Why is it that someone thinks it is appropriate to punish someone for doing this? It's not like he committed a crime? It's not like he cheated or murdered anyone. No, he simply raised his hand and thanked God. Meanwhile we have a trial of a barbaric butcher who literally killed babies born alive and hardly anyone in the media will cover it. Yet some Einstein at a High School Track State-Meet Qualifier thinks it's a crime to raise your hand to God thanking him? Enough so that the entire team is disqualified. Hmmm... could our priorities today be just a little askew anyone think?What I don't understand is that every day we as Christians are being disqualified time and time again. No matter what we do or where we go we are constantly being pushed down, shoved out and not allowed. We are told our beliefs are wrong and we must somehow get along and agree with everyone. We are to "Coexist". Coexist? What in the world does that mean anyway? That is unless you're gay, muslim, or basically anything but a Christian.
It amazes me because we have a society and media that is determined to punish people for wanting to be positive role models, Godly individuals with integrity, decency, morality, obey the laws and help their fellow man. Somehow that is wrong. Somehow we are disqualified. Meanwhile we celebrate and reward mediocrity.
Jason Collins an NBA Player not very well known for his basketball playing I might add comes out as being gay and is celebrated all over the media like a hero. He even got a phone call from the Oval Office. On the flip side, NFL Football player Tim Tebow is criticized by the media for being "too Christian" and they think he should just keep that to himself. So let me get this straight: bedroom behavior is important to know about and something worthy of celebrating/broadcasting, but one's religion is not. Oh wait, unless the religion is Islam that is.
Just this week I learned that President Obama made it so it will soon be illegal to promote or talk about Christianity in the military. In his first year in his first term he canceled national day of prayer. God has been removed from our schools, public buildings and anywhere else he might be able to offend anyone. What they don't realize is that God is Good. Goodness blots out evil and darkness. We have evil and darkness all around us and it's growing faster by the second as we keep getting disqualified and we wonder why.
A man was fired from Home Depot a few years ago for having a "Christian" cross pin on his orange Depot apron. Meanwhile a Muslim girl sued Abercrombie & Fitch for not letting her wear a "burka" while on the job. Check me if I am wrong, but if she were truly practicing her "religion" she wouldn't even dare step foot in an Abercrombie & Fitch Store, let alone want to work there.
So, why is it we have to bend over to "appease" all the non-Christian groups and interests but "We Christians" are constantly told we have to look the other way, shut up and learn to "coexist". Even with people who want to kill us for our beliefs. (Hello read the Koran, it's in there.) If you ask me, those "Coexist" stickers are targeted at only one group of people, "Christians". Christians are the reason Muslims are killing Americans, Christians want to cling to their Guns and religion. Christians don't support abortion or paying for it with tax payer money. So why is it that Christians can't pray in school but the Pentagon and other government buildings allow prayer rooms for Muslims? Hypocrisy much?...
It's high time people do a little reading up on how exactly this country was founded. Because some people are a bit confused on the whole Freedom of Religion thing. America was founded on the Freedom "of" Religion not Freedom "from" Religion. The goal was to avoid a tyrannical government who would impose a "State Run Religion" on it's people. It was to be free to practice whatever form of religion you wanted, ie: Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, or nothing. What we have though is a whole bunch of people in the government who are twisting the founding documents, taking them completely out of context and are hell bent on turning the government into a God and the end all be all source "for the people". I don't know about you, but I am sick of being disqualified. I think we need to stop turning the other cheek and start standing up once and for all.
The scary thing is that I wrote this song three and a half years ago, yet it is becoming more and more fitting by the day. You see the more we take God out of everything the less we are "One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All." and the more we become: "One Nation Divided, Without God, with Fairness and handouts for only the politically correct." Or those who are not disqualified.
Blessings, Love & Music ~