Underlying the recent decision by the Wisconsin federal judge ruling the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional and the Pentagon's decision to throw Franklin Graham (one of the great Christian humanitarians of our day) under the politically correct bus is an ominous reality.
Religious pluralism has poisoned, weakened and undermined the Judeo-Christian framework of our culture and laws to a crisis point.
Our major institutions of media, education and government have become intolerant of orthodox Christianity because we have for too long been tolerant of false teaching, false religions, sin, injustice and evil. We have submitted the church to the state inappropriately and allowed pulpits to be muzzled through ignorance, fear, seminary training, historical ignorance and fundamental biblical bankruptcy.
Contrast Graham, founder and president of Samaritan's Purse, which has provided disaster relief, food, water, shelter and much more to millions in impoverished nations – mostly Muslim, by the way – to Mickey Weinstein. Weinstein is founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the driving force behind Graham's ejection.
While Weinstein has a military background, served in the Reagan administration and has two sons who are also graduates of the Air Force Academy, his jihad against the "evangelical, fundamentalist religious right" is anything but tolerant.