Ted Baccich is a former Active Duty Army Chaplain who holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans, and a Master’s of Divinity with a concentration on Public Policy from Regent University. He served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. He and his family reside in the New Orleans, LA. area.
Where were you when the world stopped turning? That is the question of the day. It is also the name of an Alan Jackson song about that terrible day, nine years ago. There are a few events that are so significant and impactful in world history, whereas, when they happen, almost any given person can tell where they were and what they were doing when it happened. The assassination of JFK (if you are old enough to remember), the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, and the Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are among those days. We are now nearly a decade removed from that terrible day and it seems that many may have missed the message and meaning of the day. Today, as crazy and unbelievable as it seems, we are actually debating the building of a Mega Mosque almost directly on top of the very ground zero site of the genocidal attacks inspired by Islamo Fascism. Because of this madness (and it is madness), the following questions should logically follow: Have average Americans lost the ability to defend themselves? Has the God given right of self defense been stolen from you and me? Is America in its twilight as a nation?
As of this writing, we actually have senior American leaders such as Nancy Pelosi suggesting that those who oppose the Mega Mosque/ Cordoba Initiative at ground zero should be investigated. Say what? When I first heard of American leadership coming out strongly on the side of the Mega Mosque – and by extension, its planners – I was angry and incredulous. Maybe you were too. Those who support the Mega Mosque/ Cordoba Initiative insist that the Mosque and their support of it are all about the free exercise of religion. Let me assure the reader of one thing: The Mega Mosque at Ground Zero/ The Cordoba Initiative is about many things. The free exercise of religion is not among them. The Cordoba Initiative/ Mega Mosque is a symbol. It is a symbolic act of conquest that seeks to extend one of the most barbaric and blood thirsty acts of war in human history. This needs to be stated plainly because it cannot be objectively viewed as anything other than the coldblooded act of conquest that it is. I would defy any rational human being to explain to me how the building of a Mega Mosque at ground zero would be any different than building a Monument to Adolph Hitler in the Showers of Auschwitz. The Cordoba Project/ Mega Mosque is clearly intended as something far greater than a simple building project or cultural center or an exercise of “religion.” It is a thinly veiled and highly volatile Trojan Horse that is symbolic of something far more sinister and far more dangerous. And it is time for all Americans from every walk of life to wake up and face the facts. This fight – which was originated by the most horrific act of war in American history – is about objectivity. It is about reality and even our very survival as a people. Therefore, on this September 11th, 2010, Conservative Christian America again asks the question, have we lost the ability to defend ourselves? Has the inalienable right of self preservation been stolen?
Liberal Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, in an interview with Time magazine, on Feb. 15, 1954, stated,
I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses. Whether we look to the first Charter of Virginia or the Charter of New England or the Charter of Massachusetts Bay or the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the same objective is present – a Christian land governed by Christian principles. I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people…I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.
Think about that observation in the light of 911. Warren’s point was not that Christians should rule America with an iron fist (as the opposition might suggest), but that America was founded on a paradigm – Christianity. And that paradigm is the only paradigm/ religion in the world that culturally affords others – even those who oppose it – true freedom and safety. Christianity is one of the only religions in the world that will not seek to conquer you, persecute you and in some cases murder you if you do not become a convert. The September 11th Attacks were a grotesque, premeditated and horrific act of genocide perpetrated against innocent civilians, including women and children. They were executed in the name of a “religion”, the Islamic Religion. And anything that in any way extends or links itself to those despicable acts of September 11th should be viewed through the lens of the September 11th intent. The intent of 911 was to conquer, destroy and inflict abject terror on all Americans. The intent was to do great evil and the intent was crystal clear. The intent was to destroy the “Great Satan” of America. And now, we will forever live in a world that is deeply scarred with an invisible line in the sand between pre 911 America (a kinder, gentler, more easy going America), and post 911 America (a more suspicious, more fear filled, more self absorbed, more calloused America). Why? Are the Islamo fascists winning? It is a horrific question but it must be asked in the face of the madness that is the Mega Mosque/ the Cordoba Project at ground zero. Have we lost the ability to defend ourselves? Have our most basic rights and freedoms been stolen? Is it twilight in America?
She reminds us that,
This project is purposefully named after "The Great Mosque" or "Mezquita" in Cordoba, Spain. In the early 8th century, The Christian Church of Saint Vincent sat upon the foundation of a Roman temple. Then the Moors (or Arabs) came, tore down St. Vincent's and built "The Great Mosque" to commemorate their victory over the Christians in Southern Spain. This conquest of the territory signified the Islamic supremacy over the Christians. And the Cordoba Mosque became the second most important house of worship, after Mecca, in the Muslim world.
When the Christians re-conquered Southern Spain in the 1236, they built a Cathedral inside the Mosque [emphasis mine] so they would never forget the history of what had happened years before. Throughout Southern Spain in the cities of Seville and Granada, most of the churches were also converted to mosques during the Muslim occupation of Andalucía. I spent a considerable amount of time in Southern Spain and have been to the mosque/cathedral in Cordoba. When you see the size and scope of the Mezquita, it is crystal clear what message the Muslims were sending to the conquered Christians.
Are we losing the battle for the soul of the nation? Have postmodernism and liberalism taken us down a path where we can no longer look at things objectively? Will we sentence our children to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness (just as President Reagan prophetically warned against)? The Bible and even modern prophets have long warned of coming perilous times. Are we there? Have we reached the event horizon – the proverbial point of no return as a people? When in the Course of human events, it becomes advisable for a people to dissolve the political bands which threaten even their right to exist, then the answers to those questions become clearer. Is Conservative Christian America Advocating (CCA) a Revolution here? No, not the kind that involves bloodshed; that is the very thing we are fighting against. What CCA is advocating for is a quiet war, a true holy war if you will, one that is fought and won without a single shot being fired, one that is fought with the “weapons” of goodness, decency, prayer, integrity, even mindedness, sobriety and wisdom. CCA calls for a return to American Exceptionalism and American Constitutionalism, limited government and the principles articulated in the great charter document of this nation, the Declaration of Independence. CCA calls for spiritual war and a great awakening of the church of America.
In 1935 Nicholas Berdyaev, (a Russian existentialist, thinker, Christian) writing in Paris, witnessing the beginning of World War II, saw Hitler come to power and made a prophetic observation that CCA believes is dramatically articulate for today. He wrote,
A new day is dawning for Christianity and the world. The hour has struck, when after terrible struggle, after an unprecedented de – Christianization of the world and its passage through all the results of that process, Christianity will be revealed in its pure form. Then it will be clear what Christianity stands for and what it stands against. Christianity will again become the only and the final refuge of man. And when the purifying process is finished it will be seen that Christianity stands for man and for humanity, for the value and dignity of personality, for freedom, for social justice, for the brotherhood of men and of nations, for enlightenment, for the creation of a new life. And it will be clear that only Christianity stands for these things. The judgment upon Christianity is really the judgment upon the betrayal of Christianity.
Americans, we are in a cross roads of human history and we have an opportunity
to stand for something. Let’s take that
opportunity because if we do not, we will sentence our children and children’s
children to pay a horrific price – a price that they simply cannot afford to pay. Remember always, God’s people are not
mere passengers on the voyage of history. We are its navigators. Please
join us as we fight.
-- Posted 11 September 2010, Ted Baccich
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Please Join Us As We Fight. Take a Stand Today:
1. Call your elected representative and get involved now. Take a few minutes and let them know what you think about the issues you care about today. Let them hear your voice about illegal immigration, government run healthcare and the many other issues that we all currently face. The Capitol Hill switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121, or toll free at 1-877-851-6437. It only takes a few minutes to make a call, and your vote does matter. Remember in the year 2000, that the President of the United States was elected by 537 votes in Florida. The margin of victory was 0.0092%. For every one person who actually calls or writes their elected leaders, there are generally hundreds, if not thousands that he or she is speaking for. Remember to always be polite, respectful and to the point when calling.
2. If you have not already done so, REGISTER, click on link and take advantage
privilege. Stay informed of the issues and carefully consider who and what you are
3. Get yourself and your family involved in a decent church. There are no perfect churches, but there are decent ones out there. Find one and remember that God requires us to keep holy the Sabbath Day. Church attendance is a benefit and blessing of a free society, and it is a basic human need. Do not take this freedom lightly or one day it may be gone.
4. Support your local candidate or run for office yourself. Want change for the better? Make it happen. Take time to visit your local party headquarters when it matters most – immediately prior to an important election.
5. Watch out for your neighbors, and help them when there in genuine need. Like it or not, we are our brother’s keeper, and that implies moral obligation to those in need.
6. Get involved in worthwhile causes and para-church organizations such as the
Manhattan Declaration and so many others that are fighting for liberty
and the common good of humanity. Getting involved can be a lot easier that it seems and with the internet at your fingertips, one can "get involved" in about 5 minutes. Your voice counts!
7. Speak out whenever an opportunity presents itself. Let your voice be heard; be salt and light. Comment on news stories; write letters to the editor. We are convinced there is a quiet multitude in this country who will not speak because of the fear of ridicule. Speak out boldly anyway; and especially if you know in your heart that you are right, and you might just wind up turning a few heads in the right direction.
8. Live your life like your influence matters. It does. You cannot change the entire world, but you definitely can change your little corner of it.
9. Pray and believe in God. Make a conscious decision to have faith in His eventual triumph over all powers of darkness (both personally and corporately).
10. If you are married, love your mate; stay faithful in word and deed. If single, love your Creator, and seek a mate if you wish. Live a life of integrity.
11. Love your children. Raise them up with godly wisdom and discipline. Keep them from the horrible influences that are now so pervasive in the culture. They truly are the future.
12. Live for God first and foremost. Live for a purpose that is greater than yourself. As Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the Gospel always – if necessary use words.” Remember that there are no small rolls in God’s Kingdom. As
Martin Luther so rightly observed: “A woman spinning at the wheel or a
man plowing in the field are no less spiritual than a monk praying.”