Speaking at a so-called “Faith and Freedom Coalition” rally, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll is unhappy that people in America are allowed to say mean things about Christianity and to enjoy a secular government.
“You know the Bible says faith is believing in what is not seen. Today unfortunately, many in the media would like nothing better than to ridicule Christians,” Carroll lamented.
“They promote ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ they place doubt in the public’s mind that Christ was not risen, and they condemn the ‘Passion of Christ’ yet they sensationalize stories that call for the end of prayer in school and removing the name of God from our countries pledge.”
Stupid freedom of speech. Stupid freedom of religion. Why can’t the government just say that Jesus is Lord, and anyone who disagrees can go to hell (after life imprisonment, of course)?
She added that these are “very sad times when we allow the minority to poison the minds of the majority.”
Yeah, who wants to live in a country where people are ALLOWED to disagree with the majority, right? I mean, that’s just so sad. Only the majority should be allowed to poison the minds of the majority, through state-mandated religious re-education programs (praise Jesus).
Encouraging the audience to trust in God for strength and perseverance like she had during her own trials, the Florida lieutenant governor sought to remind the public of God’s omniscience and his control throughout the “storms” of life.
His “control” of hurricane Katrina comes to mind. Did you notice the way He wisely and sovereignly directed it away from Florida?
“I firmly believe that the pathway to blessings is to not forsake God. Give Him what you have and let Him do with it what He can. If you want God to bless you, you must be faithful and obedient.”
She continued, “Our greatest blessings come out of our greatest trials. Ladies and gentlemen, Christianity is in a fight and it is one of the greatest trials we’ve seen in modern times.”
It will be interesting to see how well God does after Carroll quits complaining about people being “allowed” to question Him, and just leaves Christianity’s struggle in His hands. But that’s not going to happen, is it? No matter how much believers say they believe God can do things on His own, it always ends up being believers who have to shoulder the actual burden. But then, the fact that they typically screw things up just goes to show how we really do need to trust God and leave it in His hands. Lather, rinse, repeat.