Freedom of Worship? Really? Update

By:  Diane Benjamin

I came across an interesting article today about Bloomington.  It claims Bloomington, not Bloomington-Normal or McLean County, is in the top 10 small cities for educated millenials.  With 2 colleges and a major employer like State Farm, it probably is.  (Even if State Farm is moving jobs out).

The article notes 40 parks, 3 golf courses, the Zoo, and Constitution Trail.  It also mentions a population of 175,000 in the metro area.  I wonder where all those people are hiding!

One thing is much more interesting.  Now click on this link and page down to Bloomington – #7

They included a picture of the History Museum downtown.  Look closer at the picture.  I really hope somebody photo-shopped it.  Downtown Bloomington is rarely on my itinerary, so I won’t be heading down to see for myself.

On the retaining wall 2 phrases are visible:  Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Worship

Would somebody in the area please see if that is what the wall REALLY says?

Think the 1st Amendment isn’t under attack?  WORSHIP is no where in it:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

Why would the word Worship be exchanged for Religion?

That one is easy.  It’s impossible to fundamentally transform a country who believes in a God other than government.  Therefore, go worship your God in your church and keep him there.  The moral teachings of the Bible have no place in the public arena. Euthanasia, abortion, gay marriage, drug legalization, pre-K to college indoctrination through common core, etc are much more difficult if the population believes One nation, Under God.  Therefore, re-write the Bill of Rights.  Take God out of it.  Separation of church and State, even though it is no where in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

Christianity in American, according to a recent poll, has declined almost 10%.  When churches re-write doctrine to fit today, it’s not surprising.  If they don’t stand for life and morality, or worse promote redistribution of wealth (social justice), why would their members want to be Christian?  Churches who fall for whatever is currently “in” stand for nothing.

For those who do understand that your RIGHT to your faith is under attack, what are you going to do about it?  If the Museum wall really says Worship, what are you going to do about it?  If the article changed the picture, what are you going to do about it?

If you are going to be a nice little sheep and stay quiet, fine.  That’s exactly what they want you to do.

Send me a pic of the real wall please:  [email protected]

It’s REAL!

It's real!
Note the well maintained streets!






26 thoughts on “Freedom of Worship? Really? Update

  1. I may be wrong but I thought Abraham Lincoln said that in a speech.

    The museum, you’re not missing much. I took a friend there last year from CA and it was rather disappointing. I don’t recall what they charged for admission. Say also if you exceed the 30 minute parking limit or hour you’ll get a ticket too. Then you get to donate to the city also.

    Skip it and go to the Funk Prairie Home Museum, which is free. Also the mineral and gem museum there is free. More worthwhile if you ask me. It isn’t far off old Route 66 but I don’t think they get the 30 (number changes with each of my postings) million tourist.

  2. Here is where those likely came from. Confirmed, not said by the Mayor Professor.

    Freedom from Want is the third in a series of four oil paintings entitled Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell. They were inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address, known as Four Freedoms, delivered to the 77th United States Congress on January 6, 1941.[1] In the early 1940s, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms themes were still vague and abstract to many, but the government used them to help boost patriotism.[2] The Four Freedoms’ theme was eventually incorporated into the Atlantic Charter,[3][4] and it became part of the charter of the United Nations.[1] The series of paintings ran in The Saturday Evening Post accompanied by essays from noted writers on four consecutive weeks: Freedom of Speech (February 20), Freedom of Worship (February 27), Freedom from Want (March 6), and Freedom from Fear (March 13). Eventually, the series was widely distributed in poster form and became instrumental in the U.S. Government War Bond Drive.[5]

  3. Does the wall say it is referencing the 1st Amendment? Are you trying to restrict Freedom of Speech by claiming it should be your way?
    The Bible has been rewritten to fit the writers version long before any of us were born. Just read the different versions that don’t say the same thing the KJV says. Then again check out the books before the KJV and see how that was rewritten.
    Rather silly to say that because the Church doesn’t stand for morals then people withdraw from the Church. Nothing stops them from having their own church and nothing in the Pew Research said a person couldn’t claim to be a Christian with no Organized affiliation.
    Then you come back and say the promotion of redistribution of wealth is even worse?
    Sorry but those are the attitudes we that stay away from the Church despise and want no part of. What would Jesus do, besides not respond to this baloney?
    Freedom of Religion is not under attack. Stupid people are another story.

    1. Try owning a bakery or a flower shop and refuse to give service for a gay wedding on the basis of your first amendment rights.

    1. Capitalism in its purist form redistributes wealth more justly than any other economic system. People Choose through voluntary means who to give there money too and for what product or service. This redistribution of wealth occurs without govt force it intrusion.

  4. Wanna hear something really funny? Obama was at Georgetown U telling churches its time to shut up about abortion and focus on the poor! Now the narcissist is telling churches what to and not to say!

  5. Okay so it’s not always a salary for time worked. Show me a Capitalist who wants no part of the redistribution of wealth and I’ll show you a liar.

    1. You need to be more clear. You sound like capitalists enjoy getting robbed by government so they can give money to their cronies.

  6. Capitalists enjoy the money they get from redistribution, they hate the money the other guy gets from redistribution.

    1. It is an old file photo. The entire front green space has been redone and the sign is no longer there.

  7. “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”
    ― George Carlin

  8. Will you remove my comments again? You’re definitely a hypocrite of your own words!!

    One Nation implies ALL are equal. But, not if you aren’t a tea-party, bible carrying, anti-gay individual. Oh wait, that’s you Benjamin…

    Your antics are so filled with fear. You are probably anti women’s rights too. That was a fear at one time. Look, everything’s ok.

      1. Rules that anyone who contradicts you isn’t getting posted.

        Funny how that’s the same thing you do to the local government.

        If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

        I find it very interesting that your comebacks and responses are now centered around the fact it’s “your site” vs. any factual evidence. That’s because you have none and you like scare tactics. It’s not helping you. FYI.

  9. I haven’t deleted any comment from anybody today. Maybe you forgot to hit post. I didn’t need hour advise to be well over half a million views, I don’t need it now either. I don’t except agreement, I do expect civil and original thought. Try posting to the paper and see how many they delete!

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