RFC Chairman Reacts To Public Prayer Ruling By Supreme Court
William J. Murray, chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, is encouraged by yesterday’s Supreme Court decision upholding prayers in Town Hall meetings.
Murray was interviewed by Jerome Corsi for WorldNetDaily. Murray was at the center of the infamous Supreme Court decision in 1963 that threw prayer out of the public schools.
Murray’s mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, was a notorious atheist activist who sued the Baltimore School District for requiring each school day to start with Bible reading or the Lord’s Prayer.
William J. Murray was the plaintiff in this famous case, “Murray v. Curlett” that ended up at the Supreme Court.
He became a Christian in 1980 and has been working to defend the public expression of faith ever since. His book, My Life Without God describes his life as an atheist and the son of the most infamous atheist in America at the time.
Murray noted of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, “This case refutes a claim made by the political left today that a person has an inherent right in the Constitution of the United States that says nobody can say anything or write anything that offends me or my ideas.”
He continued: “If I don’t have the right to offend somebody today, then I don’t have the right to free speech….If we want to go down this track, then people will end up like sheep where we are afraid to say anything to anybody unless all we talk about is the weather.”
He cited the examples of NBA owner Donald Sterling for his racist rant, and for Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who was pressured out of his job because he supported traditional marriage.
“It’s outrageous that two U.S. citizens like Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich had threatened their legitimate property rights as U.S. citizens simply because someone found politically offensive something they said or did. The idea that you can strip a person of their property simply because they have offended someone is a step too far.”
He also pointed out the case of British citizen Paul Weston, who was recently arrested in England for quoting Winston Churchill on the evils of Islam.
Read the rest of Murray’s interview at WND and buy a copy of “My Life Without God.”
This decision is NOT a victory for Christianity. It further establishes polytheism (violations of the First Commandment) thank to Amendment 1′s Free Exercise Clause as the national religion, in that what’s allowed for Christianity must also be allowed for all other religions.
Had the framers established government and society upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11), this would have never been an issue for nine fickle finite justices to decide in the first place. In fact, there would be no unbiblical litigant appellate system to begin with had the framers established a government of, by, and for God–that is, Yahweh God of the Bible, as did their 1600 Christian Colonial forbears.
That this is even an issue and was left for the Supreme Court to decide only goes to further highlight the Biblically seditious nature of the Constitution.
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