Liberals have spent the last 40 or 50 years doing everything in their power to prevent Christians from freely practicing their faith in public. States often cannot have Christian monuments on public grounds. People are criticized for saying Merry Christmas. Having an opinion based on your religious belief is seen as wrong.

But that has not always been the case, this is a relatively new development in American society and the above picture of New York City, probably the liberal capital of the United States today, lit up with 3 large crosses. The photo appeared as the cover story for a newspaper in 1956. The headline reads “Come to Church Sunday.”

The above paper was published the week of Easter, with the headline encouraging people to attend an Easter service the following Sunday. The actual article is then a list of churches in the New York City area. Because the article itself was published sometime before Easter that means the photo was taken before Easter as well.

So not only were Christians allowed to publish in the paper where and when their Easter, probably the single most important Christian holiday other than Christmas, services would be, they were able to light up the New York City skyline just in the week leading up to Easter.

Nowadays Christians can’t even take an ad out in the paper without liberal atheists throwing a fit claiming that they are pushing religion down their throats. Let alone put up such a powerful display on their most sacred holiday.

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  • Conservwarrior

    I was born in the Heartland in 1956. Christianity was strong and it made families strong. My first two Public School Christmas programs were filled with Christian music. Then the next year we were told we could not include Christian Christmas songs in the program anymore. This was 1963. This was the start in the decline of family, family values, law and order, and everything else good in America. It was the start of the decline brought on by liberals and their regressive thinking. It turns out as we look back that it was all brought on by the communists that McCarthy was right about, but got condemned and destroyed by the same MSM that we have to this day.

    • reagangs

      You are right. It all happened because old socialist Karl Marx penned his Communist Manifesto (~1850s) and started the Russian Revolution (late 1810s).

      • Conservwarrior

        Russian Revolution 1917.

      • Jacklunchbox

        Marx started the Russian Revolution???
        Actually Marx felt “communism” was better suited for an industrial society (like his native Germany) than for an agricultural country like Russia.

    • Jacklunchbox

      That’s funny. The children in Whiting Maine are still singing “Christmas Carols.” The problem arises when scared administrators don’t know the actual law.
      The SCOTUS has ruled Christmas secular. It is about buying, selling, and having a big ole party in the middle of winter.
      The “law” really says that Christianity can not be forced on students by teachers or administrators. If a child wants to say grace in the cafeteria he is free to do so, If a child wants to sing the descant to Oh Holy Night he can do so. The rule is about intimidation and force… In fact a Christian Group uses the Rose Gaffney school (after hours) for their bible study session.

  • jdbixii

    New Yorkers should know that there exist songbooks printed by the New York City Public School system in the early 1950s which contain many seasonal, patriotic hymns and carols of the Christian holidays and Christmas season. Those of us who attended school during that period recited a daily, morning prayer, “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon thee and we beg they blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country,’ followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.
    If this was “vain ritual” to some, a violation of their “freedom of choice,” think how much more importunate such a required recitation, x number of times per day would be to the culture of Judeo-Christian conscience!
    Choose wisely, you may live to regret the choices of others.

  • Jacklunchbox

    I happen to be an atheist but I have NOTHING against Christians practicing their religion. When I went to school (back in the 60’s, we started the day with a generic prayer, it didn’t hurt me or change my beliefs in the slightest.
    It is good for children to have a look at the road-map before embarking on life.
    “Lord help us to be kind to our peers and our teachers, Help us to do our best in studies and in daily life, and help us to be loyal, and a source of pride to our families.” A-men.

    • SnakeUSMC

      After returning from a war zone and seeing the carnage, I almost lost my religion. Sitting in church alone one morning, something moved me to walk to the back of the church, There were different magazines and books left by other people. One book stood out. It was in the corner almost buried under news papers etc. It was by Joan Carroll Cruz – Eucharist Miracles. I took and read it. Delving deeper into my faith I found there were not the 36 Eucharist Miracles listed in the book, but also 163 around the world. Many had been subjected to scientific method and found to be true and correct. The host which had been made into a powder, then into a paste, then baked at 350 degrees F (Which kills all life) during certain instances has converted into Living Flesh of the heart muscle. That confirmed my faith totally. The oldest one is 1300 years old and still fresh. Slides of the process are listed on the net in color for one to view.

      • reagangs

        There are no atheist in fox holes: I learned this while fighting the NVA and VC commies (also atheist) in ‘Nam. The brutality we witnessed there has been evident in the anti Christian ideology since the beginning of recorded time. We are witnessing the same today in the MENA and SE Asia. USN Hospitalman, Pharmacy Tech and FMF Corpsman, 1966-1969; the “Big E” (CVN-65), USS Repose (AH-16), USS Lexington (CVA/S/T-16); Anchors Aweigh, Semper Fi, Ooorah.

      • SnakeUSMC

        Hello Doc,

        I have a quot in my book GET SOME! pertaining to that exact same thing. One time at LZ Ross, an Agonist after the battle was found PRAYING in his fighting hole.

        ANGLICO RVN 1966, 1967, 1968 Last two “duty stations” Hue’s 68 and Khe Sanh.
        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%EF%BB%BF%EF%BB%BFThe+Vietnam+War%3A+The+Battle+of+Khe+Sanh

        Semper Fidelis my Brother Doc

        GOD

        Country

        Corps

        Snake

      • Jacklunchbox

        So The VC and NVA never used “fox holes?
        You are way too funny to take seriously.

    • Lee Cumbie

      You are very rational and clear-minded in your posts. I’m surprised you have taken such an absolute position. I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

    • CL Jones

      If you are an atheist, then why bother? Why would you even CARE whether anyone is kind, loyal, proud, etc.–Figure it out, your sense of right and wrong didn’t just “happen”, it is built into your DNA by your creator–GOD! And, until you acknowledge God in this life, you will have to come back and live a worse life. Why take the chance? You have everything to lose by not believing in God, but EVERYTHING to gain by believing in Him.

      • Jacklunchbox

        See That is EXACTLY why I’m an atheist. You think religious people have a lock on morality?
        Right and wrong are NOT constructs built into DNA. Right and wrong are concepts (and subjectives) learned, in life, from your parents, peers, associates, and experience.
        BTW, you will notice that NOTHING in any of my comments suggests that ANYONE should join in my beliefs. That is because they are MINE and one size does NOT fit all.

      • CL Jones

        You have no reason to even be on this Earth, if you don’t believe or honor your CREATOR. You have NOTHING to look forward to.

      • Jacklunchbox

        In your opinion.

      • Rowdup

        YOU have no authoritative basis for your morality…At best you have ‘opinions of convenience..’ and all smart atheists will admit this….Thus you cannot say something is wrong or right…good or evil…but at best…That is not my preference. As one dude who abandoned his faith because of evil in the world …soon found out…he now had no basis to even define what evil was. He had thrown the baby out with the bath water.

      • Jacklunchbox

        Changed your name just to evangelize me.
        You haven’t a clue what you are discussing. I never “abandoned my faith.” my family has been Atheist (on my father’s side) since the 1600’s and that is probably not going to change because some ignorant/busybody thinks it should.

      • Rowdup

        What an ignoramus. If your whole family has been atheist since 1600 on one side…then I submit your family must have an idiot gene embedded….Also that maybe your family holds the record for generational atheism Can’t respond can you boy …except to run for the hills. Wah…Wah…Wah….

      • Rowdup

        YOU haven’t a clue what YOU are discussing as evidenced by your running like a scared cat…

      • Lee Cumbie

        Have you ever read Pascal’s wager? Not other people’s opinion of it but his proof.
        Any scientist or analyst will openly admit you cannot prove God does not exist nor can you prove that God does exist.
        Taking an absolute position is nothing more than a religion itself, as is atheism. It isn’t intellectual, fact-based, practical or any other term generally used by atheists to justify their position. It is just a dead religion, bereft of hope or a future.
        You sound intelligent. I hope you take an intelligent position and move toward agnosticism.

  • Lee Cumbie

    Only those who are insecure in their chosen belief is upset by other’s beliefs. How upset they get is a measure of their insecurity. We all crave the acknowledgement of the herd.

    Keep in mind, these changes were not brought about by the masses, the elected REPRESENTATIVE component of the government, or business. They were brought about by 9 unelected and unaccountable judges called the Supreme Court, doing something the Constitution and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court both treated as anathema to our freedoms.

    May we somehow find a path back

    • Rowdup

      We live in a judiciacracy. Rule by tyrants in robes….(judges) I call for the overthrow of these tyrants.

      • Lee Cumbie

        President Thomas Jefferson, in reply to Marbury v Madison

        “You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”

  • Rowdup

    I remember when America was far more Christian and better in almost every way …The only main thing we have improved on is technology. The Civil Rights movement is still up in the air ..since it has morphed into anti white racism….and is now being used ( as one hammer) to dismantle civilization itself ..