“Worshipping the State – How Liberalism Became Our State Religion“ with Dr. Benjamin Wiker – Senior Fellow with both the Discovery Institute and St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Author of several books among which are ‘10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help’ and ‘The Darwin Myth’… His latest release… ‘Worshipping the State – How Liberalism Became Our State Religion’
About the book: Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.
In Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but secular liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.
The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The liberal strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square, and then, in religion’s place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.
But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle–and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.
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“The Life And Work Of Martin Chemnitz’“ with guest Rev. Dr. Martin Noland, Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville Indiana, Resident Historian of the Studio A program.
“The Deportation of German Homeschooling Family From The US’“ with guest Robert G. Morrison, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council
The Romeike Story — The Mr. and Mrs. Romeike left Germany and came to America so that they could homeschool their children. In 2010, the U.S. court granted the Romeike family political asylum on the basis of persecution in Germany. The Obama Administration then appealed this. Homeschooling is currently legal in every U.S. State, but Attorney General Eric Holder has expressed that banning homeschooling would not violate fundamental liberties. Despite international pressure to grant the Romeike family asylum, President Obama has remained silent on why his administration wants to deport this family.
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