I have just read an incredible story, more incredible due to its source the Telegraph of the UK. You’d think I’d have heard of this story from American media first. Noooooo. It’s about a car dealership in California broadcasting commercials not so much to sell cars, but to tell non-Christians to “sit down and shut up” about secularism. The full transcript:
Did you know that there are people in this country who want prayer out of schools, “Under God” out of the Pledge, and “In God We Trust” to be taken off our money?
But did you know that 86 per cent of Americans say they believe in God? Since we all know that 86 out of every 100 of us are Christians, who believe in God, we at Kieffe & Sons Ford wonder why we don’t tell the other 14 per cent to sit down and shut up.
I guess I just offended 14 per cent of the people who are listening to this message. Well, if that is the case then I say that’s tough, this is America folks, it’s called free speech.
None of us at Kieffe & Sons Ford is afraid to speak out. Kieffe & Sons Ford on Sierra Highway in Mojave and Rosamond, if we don’t see you today, by the grace of God, we’ll be here tomorrow.”
Local blogger Underground Unbeliever is on the case. Why is it so difficult to understand that the reason many believe in a secular public square is because it is the only possible way that each and every citizenâ€”including Kieffe and sonsâ€”is guaranteed the right to choose his own method of worship?I mean, hey, since 86 percent are believers, why not just have a vote and get on with it? Right?
If you are truly concerned about religious liberty but you still fancy yourself a “conservative,” you’re on the wrong boat.