by D Jolly
Great American Politics
A lesson I remember from school was when an instructor off mine told the class that one can judge the fate of a nation by watching their police. As the police go, so goes the nation. When the police become tyrannical, so will the nation. When the police become liberal, so does the nation. When police cater to certain groups of people and intolerant of others, so is the nation.
I’ve always admired law enforcement and even tried to become a city police officer many years ago. I passed everything except my vision. At the time, without my glasses, I did not qualify. Otherwise, I would have become a cop and would probably be happily retired by now.
Over the years, I’ve had close friends and family that have been in law enforcement and I’ve always been very supportive of them. I’m still supportive of many members of law enforcement, but am troubled by what has been happening with some police departments.
As America has trodden down the path to immorality and destruction, homosexuality has not only come out of the closet, but has been accepted by much of today’s society, including many law enforcement agencies.
When a fellow police officer gets killed in the line of duty, many fellow officers turn to Scripture verses to show their sense of loss and concern for their fallen comrade and the comrade’s family. I’ve known police officers to put Bible verses on their desks or a symbol of their Christian faith in their patrol cars or wear a small cross pin on their uniforms. It used to be very acceptable and honoring to do so, but sadly, it’s now becoming against policy to display anything (crosses & Bible verses) on their uniforms or in their cars.
However, it’s seems okay for a police car to be decorated with LGBT flags and streamers to celebrate Gay Pride. At least, that’s what Houston’s police chief thinks, as he has decorated one of their police cars for the city’s Gay Pride parade. The chief has even ‘strongly encouraged’ the top brass among the police department to join him in the parade celebrating America’s lust for perversion and abominable sins. The chief issued a statement, saying:
“By actually participating … we send a very powerful message that we’re an inclusive department, where every segment of society is welcome, is respected, and will be protected by the Houston Police Department.”
However, not every member of the Houston police department is pleased with the actions of chief. One police commander who doesn’t want to be identified, told the media:
“Our duty is to protect and serve, not participate in an event that completely goes against our religious beliefs.”
Fox News’ Todd Starnes raises the question of why is it okay to decorate a police car with rainbow flags but not Bible verses?
As more liberals take charge of law enforcement agencies, the more the rank and file members of the agencies are being forced to do things that go against their religious beliefs, as seen in Houston.
In 2011, Tulsa Oklahoma police were encouraged to attend a special Islamic event held at a local mosque. After not a single member of the department volunteered to go, Capt. Paul Fields was ordered to attended and to order some of his officers to also attend the Muslim event.
A week before the event took place, the same mosque held a dinner where Imam Siraj Wahhaj spoke. Wahhaj was an unindicted co-conspirator to the World Trade bombing that took place in 1993. A year prior to the bombing, Wahhaj told a gathering of New Jersey Muslims:
“If only Muslims were more clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.”
Being a staunch Christian, Fields refused to attend or to order his officers to attend on the grounds of it violating his Christian faith. He sent an email to his superiors which read:
“Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the City of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religious convictions.”
Police officials took disciplinary actions against Fields. He was suspended for two weeks, stripped of his command post. Then he was transferred to another police division and placed on the graveyard shift. Fields believed his First Amendment rights of freedom of religion had been violated so he responded to the disciplinary action by filing a lawsuit against the police department. His case was taken up by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC).
Surprisingly, the court ruled in favor of the police department, saying that Fields’s religious rights were not violated and that the department had the right to order him to attend the Islamic event.
Like my instructor taught us, as goes the police, so goes the nation. America has truly fallen into the depths of depravity, debauchery and sinful lifestyles that are sure to lead to our eventual collapse and destruction.
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