Religious Symbols Attacked—Unless They’re Secular Ones!

by Ken Ham on March 24, 2015

Secular groups are becoming increasingly aggressive in trying to remove any Christian symbols from the culture in America. They are intolerant of any religion but their own! I’ve blogged before about several of these instances when Christian symbols—like nativity scenes or an ark-related display—were removed from public places. One of these secular groups is also behind the recent attacks on Ark Encounter that resulted in the state of Kentucky unlawfully discriminating against us because we are a religious group.

Well, according to the Christian News Network, a secular group called the American Humanist Association (AHA) is “now raising funds to erect a statue in a courthouse lawn of Clarence Darrow.” Reportedly, this group wants the statue placed on the lawn of the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee—the very courthouse where Clarence Darrow defended evolution in the famous 1925 Scopes trial. Apparently, the AHA wants this statue because “the trial brought the teaching of evolution to public attention in an unprecedented way…the AHA and members of the Dayton, TN community hope to honor Clarence Darrow with a statue to celebrate his contributions to American civil liberties and the law.”

This news article quotes from a chapter of The New Answers Book 2 that Dr. David Menton and I wrote about the Scopes trial:

Much of Darrow’s effort at the trial amounted to a caustic diatribe against the Bible and Christianity. His anti-Christian hostility was so intense that there was fear on the part of liberal theologians and organizations that supported his evolutionary views that he might turn popular opinion against them. Darrow even turned his anger and hostility against Judge John T. Raulston by repeatedly interrupting and insulting him, for which he was cited for contempt of court.

Groups like the American Humanist Association are known for aggressively campaigning for the removal of any religious—especially Christian—symbol from public places, and yet they apparently want what is basically a secular symbol of evolution and agnosticism placed in a public place. So, according to the AHA, religious symbols are apparently unacceptable—unless they promote their religion! You see, in many courts humanism is recognized as an official religion. This is utterly inconsistent and it highlights the AHA’s intolerance of anything Christian.

Why are these groups really so adamant that Christian symbols be removed? Because they know in their hearts that God exists, but they are fighting against Him and suppressing that truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18–19). We need to pray that these people will recognize the truth and repent and put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ and what He did for them.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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