American Atheists Celebrate 50 Years of Attacking Christianity

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• Assault on Christianity can be traced back to Jewish-initiated lawsuits

By Keith Johnson

Whether it’s Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge or Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, the fictional villains of Christmas past pale in comparison to their real-world counterparts.

Among the more notorious enemies of today’s sacred holiday is an organization known as American Atheists (AA) which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary with a fresh new attack on the Christian faith.

Founded in 1963, AA has, over the years, used the myth of a “separation of church and state” as a pretext to eradicate Christianity wherever it can be found. Though lawsuits and intimidation have been their standard modus operandi for many decades, glitzy propaganda campaigns have become this season’s weapon of choice.



 

As evidence, the group recently put their anti-Christian message in big bright lights over New York City’s Time Square. According to CBS NewYork, “The 40-by-40 digital billboard uses motion graphics to display an animated message beginning with the words, ‘Who needs Christ during Christmas?’ A hand crosses out the word ‘Christ,’ and the word ‘nobody’ then appears the group American Atheists explained.”

AMERICAN FREE PRESS is no stranger to AA. In December, 2012, AFP reporter Dave Gahary connected the group to the abolishment of a one-block-long Nativity scene in Santa Monica, California that dates back to 1953. More recently, Gahary interviewed AA Public Relations Director Dave Muscato to determine why the group opposed a Princeton, New Jersey fire station that wanted to display a steel beam from the World Trade Center with a small cross cut into it.

Though AA claims to be opposed to all religions, their roots are distinctively Jewish. In a recent interview with this AFP reporter, Dr. E. Michael Jones—author, historian, former college professor and current editor of “Culture Wars” magazine—said that the contemporary assault on Christianity can be traced back to Jewish-initiated lawsuits that just so happen to coincide with the birth of AA.

“There were two Supreme Court decisions in the late 1950s and early 1960s that were orchestrated by the American Jewish Committee (AJC),” said Dr. Jones. “Both Engel v. Vitali and Abington School District v. Schempp codified the assault on Christianity by outlawing Bible readings and prayer in public schools. This eventually morphed into the whole attack on Christmas and any manifestation of Christianity.”

In fact, it was the Jewish American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney and AJC counsel Leo Pfeffer who popularized the words “separation of church and state”—a phrase that can be found in the former Soviet Union’s Constitution but has never appeared in the United States Constitution or any official government document.





 

The term “separation of church and state” owes its origins from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut, who in October 1801, wrote to the president, voicing concerns about religious freedom. Jefferson’s January 1, 1802 letter is reproduced below and in instructive in understanding the past and current state of affairs. Note how Jefferson closes out his letter by referencing God:

To Messrs. Nehemiah Dodge and Others, a Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, in the State of Connecticut

Gentleman,

The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist Association, give me the highest satisfaction. My duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative 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 and State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessing of the common Father and Creator of man, and tender you for yourselves and your religious association, assurances of my high respect and esteem.

Th. Jefferson

January 1, 1802

Pfeffer was a chief strategist for Abington—a case opposing Bible readings in public schoolsthat was argued on the floor of the U.S. Supreme Court alongside a similar lawsuit, entitled Murray v. Curlett. It just so happens that the founder of AA, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, was the plaintiff in that civil action.

In July of 1963, Supreme Court justices ruled 8-1 in favor of the petitioners in both lawsuits to declare that state-mandated prayer and Bible readings were a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Emboldened by this decision, AA opened their doors that same year and have since been a leading force in the war against Christianity. Over the years, the group has targeted a number of sacred American traditions, including weekly religious services in the White House, the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency and especially Nativity scenes and other Christian symbols displayed during the Christmas season.

Fortunately, however, in spite of their half-century long fight, AA has failed to restrain all of us here at AFP from taking the “X” out of X-mas and wishing all our readers a Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!

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Keith Johnson in an investigative journalist and creator of the Revolt of the Plebs.

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7 Responses to American Atheists Celebrate 50 Years of Attacking Christianity

  1. Jacob says:
    Why support Christianity?:

    Killings for Christianity

  2. Jacob says:
    Flanders needs to use an ad hominem attack in order to refute me because nothing he has goes to my argument directly.

    “We mustn’t forget that some of the greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish” ah no.

    Debunking the myth of Jewish communism

    Wrongfully Accused: Jews and Bolshevism

    Your quote is from a very biased source:

    Two Hundred Years Together

    And David Duke relies on him and other biased sources.

    Also you didn’t respond to this:

    The Founders Versus The Christian Right: Quotes In Support Of The Separation Of Church And State

    Or this:

    20 Quotes From the Founding Fathers on the Separation of Church and State that Will Make Conservative Christians’ Lose Their Minds!

  3. B Fleming says:
    I suggest Christians not buy their Christmas gifts at Jewish owned and majority stock owned retailers. They get 25-30% of their sales during the Christmas season. Maybe, we should boycott them all year long.
  4. Flanders says:
    We have all seen Jews who come onto sites to make or leave disparaging comments, while acting as if they are White people (Jews are sometimes white-skinned, but they are not White), or they pretend to be regular people who have no interest in the outcome of the issues the Jews deceitfully try to influence. Most of Jewry views Christianity as an enemy to be attacked. The Jews, for the most part, consider themselves at war with Christianity. The Jews are in a war for control of America, but most Americans do not realize that.

    “Due to the fact that the United States was founded on Christianity and an estimated 86% of Americans are Christians, the Jews like to wage their war against Christmas behind the scenes as not to increase the awareness of their role in destroying the cohesiveness of this Christian country especially after they had controlled the American economy, the media, the educational system, the politicians and American foreign policy. Very few Americans are even aware that there is a Jewish war; organized and financed primarily by Jewish organizations, against Christmas and American Christian culture and tradition. These organizations include American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Jewish Anti-Defamation League, and Jewish led and financed ACLU. They misinterpret the First Amendment of freedom of religion to support the separation of church and state issue and put it at the top of their political agenda as stated on the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. In their attempt to marginalize Christianity, Jewish rabbis and educators claim that the display of Christmas symbols, Christmas carols, and Christian classes exhibit “a lack of sensitivity” to those of other religions (2% Jews). Meanwhile the Jews are flagrantly raising their Menorah even on public land right in the face of other religions (86% Christians).

    The First Amendment of freedom of religion was intended to restrain the Congress from favoring any Christian sect over another as the official religion of all America. This was expressed by George Washington’s statement:

    “True religion affords government its surest support. The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth. It is impossible to govern without the Bible.”

    The American government was meant to rule by the teachings of the Christian Bible. The display of Christmas symbols, the Christmas carols and Christian classes are actually guaranteed and protected by the First Amendment.

    Extremist and powerful Jewish organizations did not relent.

  5. Flanders says:
    I wouldn’t expect Jacob to be friendly to Christianity. The Jews never have been, and that includes the Jewish founded groups which Jacob speaks about with such admiration. Sure, those groups present a “secular” front to what they do, but that secularism is itself a tool used against Christianity and the established American culture. Beneath all of the glossy trimmings behind those Jewish presents to American Christians are buckets of coal.

    We mustn’t forget that some of the greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish

    “You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They Hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. . . . It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the GLOBAL MEDIA IS IN THE HANDS OF ITS PERPETRATORS.”

    —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    The Secret Behind Communism AUTOGRAPHED

    There is another recent commentator who summed up what is going on with the Christmas shakedown in a personal narrative:

    “My 21 year old college student daughter just came home from her part time job at a local grocery chain. She said that ‘Corporate’ had sent a plastic menorah to stand in the front window of their store. The appearance of a rabbi swiftly followed in order to give instructions on how to properly light it. This is a Christian-owned business allowing these low-life thugs to shake them down and force little goy kids to vigilantly keep their filthy rituals. Mind you every holiday display in the store is meticulously secularized. So now that all references to Christmas have been wiped clean, their replacement with Jewish religious symbols can move apace in all sectors of society. Noachide, anyone?”

  6. Jacob says:
    Over the years, the group has targeted a number of sacred American traditions, including weekly religious services in the White House, the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency and especially Nativity scenes and other Christian symbols displayed during the Christmas season.

    Fortunately, however, in spite of their half-century long fight, AA has failed to restrain all of us here at AFP from taking the “X” out of X-mas and wishing all our readers a Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!” Yes celebration of a pagan holiday.

    While you ignore separation of church and state and forget that the ACLU defends Christians:

    THE ACLU FIGHTS FOR CHRISTIANS

    Oh and the founding fathers wanted separation of church and state:

    20 Quotes From the Founding Fathers on the Separation of Church and State that Will Make Conservative Christians’ Lose Their Minds!

    The Founders Versus The Christian Right: Quotes In Support Of The Separation Of Church And State

    The fact you need to lie is ridiculous.

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