There's Still Some Decent Cities in America
By David J. Stewart
“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” —Proverb 29:27
It is tragic what is happening to America! Christianity is under attack from all directions! Increasingly, the wicked are becoming hateful and intolerant towards Christians. We are being FORCED to accept the wicked. In 1998, a Wiccan witch (Jean Webb) living in Republic, Missouri, decided that she didn't like the Christian ichthus (fish) symbol in the cities seal, so she sued the small town through the ACLU.
Of course, the Godless ACLU honored her with a plaque for her “courage.” The small Christian town of 6,000 residents is predominantly Christian, and you can't blame them for not readily accepting a witch, or for being upset. That is their right! If you're a witch, I don't have to accept you, and I WON'T.
If that offends you, then so be it. Witchcraft is a SIN according to the Word of God (1st Samuel 15:23; Galatians 5:19,20). I won't deliberately be unkind to you; but I will expose witchcraft for the SIN it is (Ephesians 5:11). Ironically, the 36-year old mother of two teenagers grew up Baptist and was married in a Baptist church. Then in her 20's she forsook God and became a witch instead. Obviously, she is no Christian, and unsaved.
Would you please read the lyrics to the following traditional American songs...
GOD BLESS AMERICA
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good
From sea to shining sea!
Wiccans do NOT believe in God; but rather... in gods, hundreds of pagan deities. They proudly profess themselves to be "pagan," i.e., proud of NOT being Christian. They follow a New Age doctrine of occultism and demonism. Wiccan witches adamantly reject Jesus Christ. According to 1st John 2:22, they are LIARS and ANTICHRISTS. Interestingly, the very term "warlock" means liar.
Thus, all witches are warlocks. America was established and built by faith in God; but today, those significant pillars are being eroded away quickly by the wicked. Why should we have to remove Nativity Scenes, the Ten Commandments, and other symbols of Christianity from a country which was founded upon Christianity? America has lost it's moral integrity, which has become a nation of sex-perverted, pleasure-seeking, selfish, sinfully proud, rebellious, divorcing, baby-murderers!
To the same degree, Biblical Christianity is tragically being eradicated from society. Psalm 33:12 states: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD...” America has forsaken the God of the Bible--to pursue the false gods of New Age, humanism, and other false religions.
By JOHN ROGERS
© The Associated Press | October 18,1998
REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — There are times, Jean Webb admits freely, when she thinks of running, just as far and as fast as she can from this quiet little town that has become her personal hell.
The times when the phone rings and a caller lets loose with a string of obscenities. The times when a formerly amiable supermarket clerk sees her in line and closes the register. The times when a neighbor stands outside and shouts that Mrs. Webb is a witch who will face eternal damnation for what she's done.
"There is a part of me that would just love to pack and run," says this outgoing, 36-year-old mother of two teen-agers who, in fact, considers herself a witch.
"But if I did that," she continues, "all it would do would send them a message. That if there was any other minority they dislike, all they would have to do is be nasty to them and they would run."
And so Mrs. Webb, who was born and raised a Baptist, married in the Baptist church and then, in her mid-20s, converted to the pagan faith Wicca, says she is in this fight for the long haul.
She won't run and she won't drop the lawsuit she and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed against this bedroom community just west of Springfield for refusing to remove the fish symbol of Christianity from its city seal.
It's not a battle she takes lightly, the curly-haired woman says as she sits down to talk one recent day in a living room filled with candles, incense, stone tablets and — this one is a joke, she says with a chuckle — a witch's broom.
"I know how important the ichthus symbol is to some people," she says of the small, simple fish drawing that has graced the city seal since 1990. It's as important, she realizes, as her symbols are to her.
But such symbols don't belong on a government seal, she says, adding that having the fish there is not only a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state but also a signal that Republic is a town where only Christians are welcome.
Mayor Doug Boatright and other supporters of the symbol say it was never placed there to foster discrimination, only to reflect the community's deep commitment to religious values.
But Mrs. Webb says for her it has become a symbol of hatred in a town of 6,000 people that she and her family moved to three years ago because everyone seemed so nice.
She, her late husband, Ed, her 14-year-old daughter, Jessica, and her 16-year-old son, Jeff, settled in a tidy new house so much on the edge of town that one door down the neighborhood turns into an open field and then becomes the woods.
The field, Mrs. Webb says, is where her children once played for hours until people began painting the huge rock there with graffiti accusing Jessica of being a devil worshiper.
They are words she said her daughter heard before, in school in Aurora, a rural town 15 miles south that the Webbs left behind. She had been openly Wiccan there. But when she arrived in Republic she and her family decided not to mention her beliefs.
"We even considered attending the Baptist church as a cover," she says now.
Meanwhile, her children made friends at school, and Mrs. Webb landed a job at the local newspaper, The Republic Monitor, where the flexible hours allowed her to care for her 61-year-old husband, who died Aug. 30 of emphysema.
The first she heard of the dispute over the fish was when a man came to the weekly newspaper last February to complain that the ACLU was threatening to take the city to court because someone had objected.
"He was very hyperactive and the editor said, `Just blow him off,"' she recalls. "He said this is not an issue we're going to get involved in."
But then she went to a rancorous Board of Aldermen meeting where it was decided to keep the fish, an experience that moved her to write an editorial opposing the symbol.
Soon after it was published, she says, she was fired, and she can only assume it was over the editorial and the controversy it stirred. The newspaper declines to discuss her departure.
On July 1, less than a month after leaving the newspaper, she became the plaintiff in the suit brought by the ACLU. A trial is probably a year away, said ACLU attorney Dick Kurtenbach.
In the meantime, she said, she hasn't been able to find another job, and her daughter has taken so much abuse at school that she is being schooled at home.
She is suing, Mrs. Webb says, not for the money or the attention but because she believes she is right.
She reluctantly accepted a plaque last week from the ACLU, which praised her courage. Then, when she took it home and hung it on the wall, Jessica told her she was proud of her.
"Do you have teen-age daughters?" she asks a reporter before saying goodbye. "Do you know how hard it is to get one of them to say that?"
It's encouraging to know that there are still small towns all across America where people still have faith in God—where witches, homosexuals, and other menaces to society are shunned. “Shun” means “to avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of.” Let me tell you, if you're a witch or a homosexual, I'm going to steer as far away from you as I can. I don't want you teaching me children. I DO feel threatened by you. I am very homophobic! ... and witchophobic too!
Sadly, Miss Webb (the witch), won against the small town with the ACLU on her side. Due to concerns over financial ruin due to costly litigation, the small town was FORCED to remove the Christian symbol from their official city seal.
This is wickedness, and clear evidence of America's apostate condition. The Devil's gang won't rest until every bastion of Biblical Christianity is eradicated from the American public. Let's give 'em a fight to the finish!
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