This radical Feminist was triggered over a display of Christian crosses, and what happened next will shock you

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Pro-abortion radicals have been sensing the tide moving in the Pro-Life Movement’s direction.

So not a day goes by that pro-life students aren’t terrorized on college campuses by leftists.

But how this one radical Feminist attacked pro-life college students is simply unhinged.

At the University of Michigan, the school’s Students for Life group put up hundreds of little pink crosses to commemorate the lives lost to abortion at the hands of Planned Parenthood every day.

But pro-abortion radicals weren’t having it, and one pink-haired feminist started to rip up the pink crosses to throw them in the trash can.

And when she was confronted by the Students for Life group, she said she was stealing the crosses because she “didn’t like them.”

That’s when campus police got involved.

As soon as she realized she was in trouble, she high-tailed it out of there.

Life Site News reports:

Students for Life set up the 1,000 crosses around 9 AM, with permission from the school, on the Diag on campus and throughout the day pro-abortion activists, presumably students although that is unclear, kept pulling crosses out of the ground, placing them in trash bags, or putting them on top of trash cans. Around 12:50 PM, Kaylena Wiederhold, Students for Life’s Michigan Regional Coordinator, confronted several of the students and questioned them on why they were stealing Students for Life property.

Campus police were nearby supervising a climate change protest, when one student went to get them. Upon being approached by police officers, the students dropped the crosses and left.

Wiederhold noted, “Free-speech on college campuses continues to be an issue. The abortion activists on campus should be ashamed of themselves for trying to disrupt a peaceful memorial to not only babies harmed by abortion, but also women, men, and families harmed by abortion. We hope the University of Michigan will come out strongly in defense of free-speech on campus.”

Radical Leftists don’t have a real argument to be made against the pro-life cause.

So they try to shut down pro-lifers’ right to free speech entirely.

And unfortunately, this is just a microcosm of the violence pro-lifers are met with on college campuses.

In fact, at the University of Windsor in Canada, a student was even faced threats of assault and rape because she simply held pro-life views.

And the worst part is, university officials did nothing to protect her.

Sadly, America is quickly headed in that direction as well.

But the good news is, President Trump recently signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses.

Trump’s Executive Order will help protect pro-life students and their First Amendment right to free speech on campus.

Do you think college campuses are hostile to pro-life students? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

You can watch what happened below:

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      • I think a lot of this is due to the government telling parents they can not bust there kids bottoms….. Starts at home..and then the school is forcing this liberal doctoring and shoving it in the kids minds

    • I was going to say flush them down the toilet, but throwing them in the trash is a great way to get rid of them as well.

      • Liberals love this country. Liberals want America to progress not to stay stagnant. That is the essence of freedom. The Declaration of Independence empowers us with certain unalienable rights – among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You can’t just throw away people just because they have different views than you do. Being different is what America was built on.

        • What rights have been withheld you stupidly ask KS? The right to hold pro-life protests in counter to the left’s idiotic stance at pro abortion at any stage for any damn reason. The right to not be violently assaulted because you baby murderers are triggered by someone promoting the sanctity of life. The right to put pink crosses on the campus without having murder loving demons ripping them out and discarding them like they do a baby when it’s being violently ripped from the womb, pieced back together and sold for profit.

          There, no you know.

          • Well, let’s see… you do protest outside of clinics that perform abortions, so that’s not withheld. And you did put up pink little crosses, as your right to free speech. The girl pulling them was also expressing her free speech, so nothing withheld there. Abortion clinics are bombed and the people who work there are killed, so you can’t bitch about not wanting violence. So there you go, nothing is withheld.

          • Well, lets really see shall we……also withheld are the right of the mother to hear the baby’s heartbeat before it’s violently ripped apart and murdered. The girl pulling the pink crosses was violating another’s free speech and her free speech does not TRUMP the pro-lifers free speech. Withheld was the rights of the pro life students to make their display and educate students about the sanctity of life which begins at conception. Abortion clinics are violent centers committing murder every single day. It’s wrong to bomb the centers, but hey, there’s less murderers when abortionists are killed so I’m okay with that. I am of the belief that anyone that is pro-abortion should start by aborting themselves to see how it feels for others they are condemning to death. Abortionists are not innocent of murder at all. As a matter of fact, they are considered serial murderers.

            So there YOU go……..plenty is withheld. You can be the murderer of your own selfish life instead of murdering an innocent. I’m okay with that. As a matter of fact, I’m a great big proponent. Have at it.

          • A woman can hear the fetuses heartbeat if she choices. Nothing denied here.

            They were each were able to express their free speech. No one denied anyone from placing the pink crosses around the college. Which they did. So nothing denied there.

            The Supreme Court disagrees with your ideas of killing. I do think that you should seek professional help with your anger issues.

          • It’s a good thing I don’t take advice from murdering atheist cunts like you. You are right though, I am angry. Angry that you won’t commit to an abortion for yourself but you’re okay to decide the fate of another human because you think you have that moral right for some asinine reason.

          • The right for Black American citizens to have the same voting rights and as white Americans. More than 25 US States have installed voting methods, such as gerrymandering, losing voters names, low amount of voting machine in heavy populated areas, losing votes, falsifying mail-in ballots, and moving offices to make it hard for people to register to vote. keep citizens. The Republican party is the leaders of voting fraud and denying Black Americans from voting, some are black US Veterans.

  1. This is a prime example of why there is no conversation about abortion. Liberals have been so indoctrinated about some many things that they choose to destroy any conversation rather than discuss it. They are sick and they are hateful and bigoted. Why should we ever allow them the opportunity to rule over this country ever again?

    • What type of conversation do you want? Pro-choice people want to give women the right to decide for themselves what is right for them. Anti-abortionists want to take that right away from women.

      What more could be added to change the views of the other side?

  2. Yes. These liberals have gone so far left they have lost common sense. They think free speech rights only apply to them an anything else is hate speech. Time for people to speak up an take a stand.

    • In looking at this from a different view, both sides were able to use their right to free speech. Anti-abortionists put up the crosses. No one stopped them from doing so. And pro-choice people took them down. Both were in their right as Americans to do so.

      Now, do I agree with the way that that radical feminist handled the situation? Of course not. There are better ways to communicate. But to say that she denied the anti-abortionist her right to free speech is just wrong.

  3. People like this need to be met with violence, each and everyone of them, then maybe they’ll start to understand, the Right need’s to put an end to this liberal bs period, we have let these A holes go on for to long Beat Them Down .

    • What these libtards seem to forget that this is still America. People of all political persuasions have the right to free speech under the Constitution. They are not intelligent enough to simply look around the world and see how opposition speech is dealt with in some countries. And yet they are pushing our country in that direction. Fools, all of them!

    • You are completely right! They like to get into numbers where the fight is 4 on 1 then the pukey little S.O.B.s act real tough until one gets his worthless head bashed in. Then they run and lie saying it was the conservative who started the fight. It’s too bad it takes violence but that’s all those sorry wimpy pukes understand. Just like the slut in the article who ran away when the cops showed up. If she was really true to her twisted beliefs she would’ve stayed and faced the consequences. They want to start a civil war and I say let’s give it too them. I bet it won’t last more than 5 minutes.

    • That is just a silly statement to make. The left are having babies, raising babies and adopting babies. So where is the hate?

      • That hate is reflected in the babies they ABORT, over & over, or is this beyond your comprehension?….and then the PP groups proceed to sell the parts of the fetus’ for monetary gain

        • Abort over and over?

          Are you aware that most women who have abortions already have had at least one child and is married? So do they hate the child they are raising?

          Planned Parenthood is not selling fetal parts of gain. 5 congressional committees, 13 states and a grand jury in Texas all investigated Planned Parenthood, and all of them found the organization did nothing wrong. They have found that there is no profit for fetal parts.

  4. As a liberal and an Atheist I am appalled at the left’s attitude with this. I believe in free speech even if I don’t like what is being said. If you take away someone else’s rights to speak, then you are taking away your right to speak. I have always believed that. Pro-life speech has every right to be at college campuses, just like pro-choice. What I don’t agree with, on either side, is speech that promotes violence. That kind of speech should be denied from anyone, I don’t care who they are.

  5. These leftist libtards have no shame — they are well taught by their college so-called professors and the putrid politicians that share the same views.

  6. Time to come out with major push back, and ppl bring arrested. Everyone keeps screaming about EVERYTHING. So all you get is noise. STFU and try to listen to one another. Dems and colleges no longer educate, they are places of indoctrination. By radical, liberal professors that no longer teach, but offer personal opinions. What a joke.

  7. A 2″ × 4″ well placed to the back of the head usually corrects the issue. It does for plow horses that won’t pull.

          • So does that you agree with the Totalitarian view of the Nazi’s or the Totalitarian Actions of the Communist or the views of AntiFA and their violence, the Brown Shirts or the Red Pioneers all these lefties espouse violent points of view and commit violent acts like attacking an 89 year old pro-life supporter, or a old man for wearing a Trump hat or a teen wearing a Trump hat or the lefty throwing a Veteran out of his shop because he was a veteran. All the Violence has been pretty much one sided Leftist attacking Consrrvatives, or leftist attacking other leftist as in Charlottesville, or fake News reports of pro lifers shouting bad names at minorities when the facts were totally reversed. Is it then acceptable for AntiFA, AND B. L. M. to call for the assasination of a president, or police, or military personnel? The Left is one sided not open to even listening to a different view point. It was thousands of leftist that burned cars looted and broke windows in Berkeley, it were leftist who blocked an Ambulance taking a critically injured fathrer to the hospital he died in that Ambulance by the way. It was leftist with Baseball bats hitting a man’s car and busting out windows yes the man ran them over to flee for fear. Don’t tell me violence doesn’t work the left has found it extremely affective in Russia, China. Nazi Germany, Zimbabwe, Venezuela. Cuba, North Korea, and violence by Millions of Muslims against Christians since 640 AD Islam was advanced with a sword, Christianity advance with love your enemy do good for those who spitefully use you. Turn the other cheek, yes violent men advanced violence to control but true Christians crime was only believing the Scripture held the answers during the Middle ages and even today many wolves have gone out in disguise of Sheep. Those that don’t study the Scripture for themselves can be munipulate in believing Abortion is not wrong while espousing that the Death penalty is wrong for murderers. Wolves like Jeremiah Wright who preach hate rather then love. Wolves like the popular Imam’s saying kill your daughters if you feel they have become too westernized. Kill the Infidel Christians, and Jews. This is being preached in Mosque around the world it is Christianaphobia, a Christian’s pointing out the fact of Islamic Antisemitism are not Islamophobes! We do not call for their deaths but do call for their deportation due to their antagonistic violent views.

  8. Forget calling them “liberal” or “progressive”, start calling them “regressive” which is exactly what they’re doing.

    • You are right on… “Regressive” is exactly what they are. I’m sure they started calling themselves ‘progressive’ in order to advance their very regressive ideas. —

  9. I want to know WHO the idiot parents are who raised this kid and are willing to shell out 25K a year for her to be a jerk? IF that were my kid the tuition would stop and she’d be looking for a job.

  10. BTW it qouldn’t be my kid because I’d know long before I shelled out the money what her life’s goals were. No kid of mine ever tell me they want my money but not believe in my values. Sorry Kid go pay for your own values then

  11. Placing the crosses is making a statement. Removing the crosses is making a statement. Unless you are afraid your point is weak.

  12. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party and RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception, Fake News (Russian Collusion and Jussie M hoax) the list is endless! And the clueless minions that follow them!

  13. The lying beotch pulled them and then lied because police were nearby. These liberals (so called) can not tell the truth about ANYTHING.

    • You shouldn’t lump all left together. That would be like me lumping all Christians as the KKK. It is inaccurate and not fair. Now I agree with you that this particular person is a coward. But I am not sure about being a liar since I am not where I can watch/hear the video.

  14. Again this is a example of a young out of control left wing female that has been brain washed by this so called PROGRESSIVE movement in our nation. Folks this is an example of left wing brainwashing by radicalized DEMOCRATS and teachers in our public schools and universities. SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT ANY LEVEL OF PUBLIC OFFICE!!!!!!

  15. So does that mean you agree with the Totalitarian view of the Nazi’s or the Totalitarian veiws of the Communist, or the views of AntiFA and their violence, the Brown Shirts or the Red Pioneers all these lefties espouse violent points of view and commit violent acts like attacking an 89 year old pro-life supporter, or a old man for wearing a Trump hat or a teen wearing a Trump hat or the lefty throwing a Veteran out of his shop because he was a veteran. All the Violence has been pretty much one sided Leftist attacking Conservatives, or leftist attacking other leftist as in Charlottesville, or fake News reports of pro lifers shouting bad names at minorities when the facts were totally reversed. Is it then acceptable for AntiFA, and B. L. M. to call for the assasination of a president, or police, or military personnel? The Left is one sided not open to even listening to a different view point. It was thousands of leftist that burned cars looted and broke windows in Berkeley, it were leftist who blocked an Ambulance taking a critically injured fathrer to the hospital he died in that Ambulance by the way. It was leftist with Baseball bats hitting a man’s car and busting out windows yes the man ran them over to flee for fear. Don’t tell me violence doesn’t work the left has found it extremely affective in Russia, China. Nazi Germany, Zimbabwe, Venezuela. Cuba, North Korea, and violence by Millions of Muslims against Christians since 640 AD Islam was advanced with a sword, Christianity advance with love your enemy do good for those who spitefully use you. Turn the other cheek, yes violent men advanced violence to control but true Christians crime was only believing the Scripture held the answers during the Middle ages and even today many wolves have gone out in disguise of Sheep. Those that don’t study the Scripture for themselves can be munipulate in believing Abortion is not wrong while espousing that the Death penalty is wrong for murderers. Wolves like Jeremiah Wright who preach hate rather then love. Wolves like the popular Imam’s saying kill your daughters if you feel they have become too westernized. Kill the Infidel Christians, and Jews. This is being preached in Mosque around the world it is Christianaphobia, a Christian’s pointing out the fact of Islamic Antisemitism are not Islamophobes! We do not call for their deaths but do call for their deportation due to their antagonistic violent views. I also differentiate Left from liberal but most in Hollywood are leftist not liberal’s I have known Liberals who when given all the facts have modified their points of view. But I have never met a leftist willing to listen to other points of view and modify their point of view I have listened to Muslims and had discourses showing them why I believe what I believe I have agreed to disagree amicably with those who were willing to listen, as I listened and ask questions about their beliefs. Members of the K. K. K. are not Christians no matter what they call themselves, but Radical Islam is Islam and most moderates and liberal Islamist will acquiesce to the radical.

    • So does that mean you agree with the Totalitarian view of the Nazi’s or the Totalitarian veiws of the Communist, or the views of AntiFA and their violence, the Brown Shirts or the Red Pioneers all these lefties espouse violent points of view and commit violent acts like attacking an 89 year old pro-life supporter, or a old man for wearing a Trump hat or a teen wearing a Trump hat or the lefty throwing a Veteran out of his shop because he was a veteran. All the Violence has been pretty much one sided Leftist attacking Conservatives, or leftist attacking other leftist as in Charlottesville, or fake News reports of pro lifers shouting bad names at minorities when the facts were totally reversed. Is it then acceptable for AntiFA, and B. L. M. to call for the assasination of a president, or police, or military personnel? The Left is one sided not open to even listening to a different view point. It was thousands of leftist that burned cars looted and broke windows in Berkeley, it were leftist who blocked an Ambulance taking a critically injured fathrer to the hospital he died in that Ambulance by the way. It was leftist with Baseball bats hitting a man’s car and busting out windows yes the man ran them over to flee for fear. Don’t tell me violence doesn’t work the left has found it extremely affective in Russia, China. Nazi Germany, Zimbabwe, Venezuela. Cuba, North Korea, and violence by Millions of Muslims against Christians since 640 AD Islam was advanced with a sword, Christianity advance with love your enemy do good for those who spitefully use you. Turn the other cheek, yes violent men advanced violence to control but true Christians crime was only believing the Scripture held the answers during the Middle ages and even today many wolves have gone out in disguise of Sheep. Those that don’t study the Scripture for themselves can be munipulate in believing Abortion is not wrong while espousing that the Death penalty is wrong for murderers. Wolves like Jeremiah Wright who preach hate rather then love. Wolves like the popular Imam’s saying kill your daughters if you feel they have become too westernized. Kill the Infidel Christians, and Jews. This is being preached in Mosque around the world it is Christianaphobia, a Christian’s pointing out the fact of Islamic Antisemitism are not Islamophobes! We do not call for their deaths but do call for their deportation due to their antagonistic violent views. I also differentiate Left from liberal but most in Hollywood are leftist not liberal’s I have known Liberals who when given all the facts have modified their points of view. But I have never met a leftist willing to listen to other points of view and modify their point of view I have listened to Muslims and had discourses showing them why I believe what I believe I have agreed to disagree amicably with those who were willing to listen, as I listened and ask questions about their beliefs. Members of the K. K. K. are not Christians no matter what they call themselves, but Radical Islam is Islam and most moderates and liberal Islamist will acquiesce to the radical.thos is not a duplicate response it is a correction of words accidently left out.

  16. This pink haired idiot needs to be identified and thrown out of school if she is a student. Michigan has been a far left organization for many years and really needs to clean up their act. She is a criminal and needs to be treated as such.

  17. Pink is an appropriate color for these Marxist/Fascist/communist as they were labeled Pinkos back in the early/mid 1900s. Not quiet commie red, just pinkos.

  18. Conservatives argue “leftists can criticize right wing Christians but not Muslims.” That’s not fair. The fact that American liberals refer derisively to the Christian Right as “the American Taliban” indicates disdain for the Islamic Taliban.

    Conservatives are quick to say Sharia Law has no place in the United States. Will they just as quickly point out that the Bible is not the law of the land, either? Some Christians argue America is a Christian country and the Bible is the law of the land. In reality, the First Amendment says Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof,

    Thomas Jefferson said it does no injury whether his neighbor believes in twenty gods or no god, etc. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected president, churches would be closed down, Bibles would be confiscated. Clearly, that didn’t happen. Secularists are NOT atheists!

    Will conservatives acknowledge we live in a religion-neutral society, where people are free to believe or disbelieve in whatever they want? Sharia Law is unacceptable under the First Amendment, but so is biblical law.

    American liberals see Christians passing laws calling for school prayer, laws against LGBTs, references to God on coins and currency, etc. as Christians pushing their religion on others, with the same disdain conservative Christians have for Sharia Law.

  19. here is a novel concept,how about birth control. u would do the world a favor.or just think of babies as AA batts while u wear out the devices that use them

  20. Pro-life Catholic Cassy Fiano claims she opposes abortion on secular grounds, but writes on Live Action: “I despise hearing abortion advocates screech about the elusive separation of church and state (which doesn’t actually exist), using it as an argument for why abortion should be legal.”

    Church-state separation is not a myth (see below). A secular society is laissez-faire toward all belief AND disbelief, which protects religious minorities, atheists, agnostics, etc. This country (the United States) wasn’t founded by Christians.

    (If you expect those outside of your faith to be bound by secular arguments on to protect the unborn, will you likewise be bound by secular arguments to protect animals? Or will you cry “MOVE”! as if we were discussing some lifeless, soulless thing, devoid of religious inspiration? And when pro-lifers are shown the long history of animal advocacy within Christianity, will they say, “Animal rights are a Christian cause! Like civil rights and/or protection of unborn children. This is a cause we Christians must support!” ?)

    A Roman Catholic priest, Reverend David K. O’Rourke, said, “Every religious group in the United States is a minority group. Some may be unhappy with this status and wish they had official standing. I am not unhappy with it. The Catholic Church, the largest of these minorities, has prospered greatly in this country where we separate church and state.”

    According to journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: “We have a vibrant, multifaith religious society that, with the exception of a few fundamentalist Muslim states, is admired all over the globe.

    “We have a degree of interfaith harmony unmatched in the world. Our government is legally secular, but our culture accommodates and welcomes a variety of religious voices. New faiths take root here without fear…

    “Americans remain greatly interested in religion and things spiritual—unlike their counterparts in Western Europe, where religion is often state subsidized but of little interest to most people….

    “Children are no longer forced to pray in school or read from religious texts against their will, yet they are free to engage in truly voluntary religious worship whenever they feel the need. The important task of imparting religious and philosophical training to youngsters is left where it always belonged—with each child’s parents or guardians…

    “Some European nations have passed so-called anticult laws aimed at curbing the rights of unpopular new religions. Such laws would not be acceptable in the United States or permitted under the First Amendment.

    “In a multifaith society such as the United States,” observes Boston, “a type of religious marketplace does exist. Religious groups that aggressively seek converts, such as the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are well aware that people in the United States are able and even willing to change their religious beliefs. To these groups, it’s well worth it to enter the marketplace and advertise their goods. Lots of people might buy them…

    “Because the U.S. government is secular, religious groups are left to contend for members based solely on their own initiative. They create a free marketplace of religion that spurs competition and a vigorous religious life. This explains why the United States, which maintains church-state separation, retains a high degree of religiosity among its people.

    “The more sophisticated and perceptive believers realize that the separation principle is a boon to their faith,” notes Boston. “They see danger in any attempt by government to decide which religion is true and which is false.

    “They know that a faith that is in favor with the government today can be out of favor tomorrow. These believers are thankful for the free marketplace of religion and the secular state that makes it possible. They understand that the way to get new members is through persuasion, not government aid.”

    In 1787 when the framers excluded all mention of God from the Constitution, they were widely denounced as immoral and the document was denounced as godless, which is precisely what it is. Opponents of the Constitution challenged ratifying conventions in nearly every state, calling attention to Article VI, Section 3:

    “No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    An anti-federalist in North Carolina wrote: “The exclusion of religious tests is by many thought dangerous and impolitic. Pagans, Deists and Mohammedans might obtain office among us.”

    Amos Singletary of Massachussetts, one of the most outspoken critics of the Constitution, said that he “hoped to see Christians (in power), yet by the Constitution, a papist or an infidel was as eligible as they.”

    Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote that “there were some members so unfashionable as to think that a belief in the existence of a Deity, and of a state of future rewards and punishments would be some security for the good conduct of our rulers, and that in a Christian country, it would be at least decent to hold out some distinction between the professors of Christianity and downright infidelity or paganism.”

    Martin’s report shows that a “Christian nation” faction had its say during the convention, and that its views were consciously rejected.

    The United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

    The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

    The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

    Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

    The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

    In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

    We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

    The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

    “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. However, Jefferson admitted, “In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are the fabric of very inferior minds…”

    It was Thomas Jefferson who established the separation of church and state. Jefferson was deeply suspicious of religion and of clergy wielding political power.

    Jefferson helped create the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, incurring the wrath of Christians by his fervent defense of toleration of atheists:

    “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Jefferson advocated a “wall of separation” between church and state not to protect the church from government intrusion, but to preserve the freedom of the people:

    “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest morality that has ever been taught;” he observed, “but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invested by priestcraft and established by kingcraft, constituting a conspiracy of church and state against the civil and religious liberties of mankind.”

    Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of the Age of Enlightenment. Their world view was based upon Deism, secularism, and rationalism.

    “The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight,” wrote Jefferson. “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter…we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this…”

    As late as 1820, Jefferson was convinced everyone in the United States would die a Unitarian. Jefferson, Madison and Paine’s writings indicate that America was never intended to be a Christian theocracy. “I have sworn upon the altar of God,” wrote Jefferson, “eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    In his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, Jefferson wrote:

    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    Similarly, in an 1824 letter to John Cartwright, Jefferson expressed anger at judges who had based rulings on their belief that Christianity is part of the common law. Cartwright had written a book critical of these judges, and Jefferson was glad to see it. Observed Jefferson:

    “The proof of the contrary, which you have produced, is controvertible; to wit, that the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced, or knew that such a character had ever existed.”

    Jefferson challenged “the best-read lawyer to produce another script of authority for this judicial forgery” and concluded, “What a conspiracy this, between Church and State!”

    As president, Jefferson put his “wall of separation” theory into practice. He refused to issue proclamations calling for days of prayer and fasting, insisting that they violate the First Amendment. As early as 1779, Jefferson proposed a bill before the Virginia legislature that would have established a series of elementary schools to teach the basics—reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Jefferson even suggested that “no religious reading, instruction, or exercise shall be prescribed or practiced, inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.” Jefferson did not regard public schools as the proper agent to form children’s religious views.

    As president, James Madison also put his separationist philosophy into action. He vetoed two bills he believed would violate church-state separation. The first was an act incorporating the Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia that gave the church the authority to care for the poor. The second was a proposed land grant to a Baptist church in Mississippi.

    Had Madison, the father of the Constitution, believed that all the First Amendment was intended to do was bar setting up a state church, he would have approved these bills. Instead, he vetoed both, and in his veto messages to Congress explicitly stated that he was rejecting the bills because they violated the First Amendment.

    Later in his life, James Madison came out against state-paid chaplains, writing, “The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.” He also concluded that his calling for days of prayer and fasting during his presidency had been unconstitutional.

    In an 1819 letter to Robert Walsh, Madison wrote, “the number, the industry and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.” In an undated essay called the “Detached Memoranda,” written in the early 1800s, Madison wrote, “Strongly guarded… is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States.”

    In 1833 Madison responded to a letter sent to him by Jasper Adams. Adams had written a pamphlet titled “The Relations of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States,” which tried to prove that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Madison wrote back: “In the papal system, government and religion are in a manner consolidated, and that is found to be the worst of government.”

    Madison, like Jefferson, was confident that separation of church and state would protect both the institutions of government and religion. Late in his life, Madison wrote to a Lutheran minister about this, declaring, “A due distinction… between what is due to Caesar and what is due to God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations… A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity.”

    In the early part of the 19th century, a general understanding existed that the government should not promote religion, or favor one religion over another. In 1829, Senator Richard Johnson of Kentucky wrote:

    “It is not the legitimate province of the Legislature to determine what religion is true, or what is false. Our Government is a civil and not a religious institution. Our Constitution recognizes in every person the right to choose his own religion, and to enjoy it freely, without molestation. Whatever may be the religious sentiments of citizens, and however variant, they are alike entitled to protection from the Government, so long as they do not invade the rights of others…

    “Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the Constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.”

  21. To the girl who said that planned parenthood didn’t do anything wrong that’s not true. The center for medical progress has video evidence of planned parenthood workers talking about selling the body parts of aborted humans and making crude jokes. It’s currently in court in California. PP is trying to get the evidence squashed because they didn’t know that the reporter was taping them. PP is like Teflon though no charges will ever stick because they’re too wealthy and powerful. I think abortion is wrong in any case. Especially for married women who already have children. How can you pick and choose which of your children live or die? I can’t wait till Roe v Wade overturned!

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