Friday, June 11, 2004

Separation of what?...

From CNN: Ronald Reagan's casket rests in Washington National Cathedral during the state funeral Friday. (emphasis added) From MSNBC:
And so the service unfolded: Danforth officiating, O’Connor reading, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan performing “Ave Maria,” and the chosen eulogists paying tribute. The Reagans specified an interfaith service, as well, inviting participants from Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and other religions. (emphasis added)
From FoxNews:
The cathedral's great bells rang as Reagan's casket arrived in the rain. A rousing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" followed the eulogies. (emphasis added)
Here are some of the lyrics from the Battle Hymn of the Republic:
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored, He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword His truth is marching on.
Cross-referencing with the Holy Bible we find:
From his mouth extends a sharp sword, so that with it he can strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and he stomps the winepress of the furious wrath of God, the All-Powerful. He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.” - Revelation 19:15-16 (NET)
While the ACLU wastes other people's valuable time and money with asinine lawsuits such as the removal of a tiny cross from the county seal of Los Angeles, they are strangely silent while the government conducts a state funeral in a religious cathedral. It continues to amaze me how the liberals in the ACLU fail to understand the difference between the words "of" and "from." Is it so difficult to see the distinction between: Freedom of religion and, Freedom from religion?

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