Clyde Alley: Towns church decision part of a trend
Granby, CO Colorado
To the Editor:
As I read the article in the June 22 issue of the Sky-Hi News, I found it no surprise that the Grand Lake Town Board wants no influence of God in their “Community House.”
First, let me make it clear that I am not affiliated with either group of believers at issue here, nor the town board.
According to the article, the newly formed Community Church of the Rockies had a temporary agreement for holding Sunday church services in the Community Building. However, it seems at their meeting June 11, the mayor and town board objected to holding of religious meetings in their Community House. One board member opined: “I want the Community House to be for community events. What we’re in danger of here is turning the Community House into a church.”
My question is: What can be more community than church? However, this is no startling development as our society moves further and further away from America’s foundational Christian values. We are experiencing a global movement through the United Nations “Agenda 21” and other related efforts to remove any semblance of Creator God or Christian religious faith. Our government agencies are routinely banning the Bible as well as any reference to it throughout the government schools, the military, and government-controlled organizations.
Our current president, with his self-proclaimed Muslim background, on a European tour announced to the world that “America is not, never has been nor will ever be a Christian nation,” which probably explains his contempt for our Constitution. Apparently, he is totally ignorant of or refused to accept true American history.
In the early days of our Republic, Sunday church services were held in rotunda of the nation’s Capitol, known as the largest church in America at the time. And the writers of our Constitution and Bill of Rights scanned the Scriptures to find God’s principles for a free and civilized society.
I am 76 years old, born and raised in a rural community in America’s heartland when a church was a vital part of the community. Our little one-room schoolhouse served as a community center where it was the church on Sunday, polling place at election time and open to all sorts of social activities throughout the year.
Since the fall of mankind back in the Garden of Eden, there has always been this rebellious attitude toward the Creator God. It was a group of local self-righteous rulers who out of hatred and contempt conspired against Jesus, ending in cruel and heinous crucifixion.
Not much has changed.
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