Aaron J. Hall on The America My Parents Remember is Gone, Leaving Freedom in Jeopardy

The America my parents grew up in is gone.

The America that I, a 31-year-old millennial, grew up in is quickly disappearing in what I’m calling the war on religion, liberty, and justice for all.

The current pledge of allegiance goes like: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

This very pledge I grew up reciting every morning at school has now become offensive to many mainly because it mentions “God” in it. But by the very nature of being offended by that one word our nation is slowly becoming The Divided States of America.

This division has been boiling under the surface for some time. But with recent global events, namely COVID-19, it has brought to the surface these issues. Many rioters are rioting now for reasons unrelated to police brutality. For example, a recent story of rioters burning bibles and an American flag made headlines: “Rioters carrying ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs threw Bibles into a fire in front of the federal courthouse in Portland and burned an American flag, leaving bystanders wondering what that act of arson had to do with protesting against police brutality.”

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Many churches are coming under fire and being blamed for spreading COVID-19 when you can go to Walmart or The Home Depot and come into close contact with people while you use the self-checkout. For example, The New York Times published a story on July 8 and updated on July 10 stating, “The virus has infiltrated Sunday services, church meetings and youth camps. More than 650 cases have been linked to religious facilities during the pandemic.”

Albert Mohler, in an article published by The Christian Post, “noted that the piece, published on July 8 and updated on July 10, listed 650 confirmed novel coronavirus cases linked to 40 churches — 365 of those infections cited by the Times were in Union County, Oregon, many of which were reportedly linked to a church following a wedding that was attended by guests from out of town.” That would be 650 cases against a “‘confirmed 4.75 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States,’” according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Aaron J. Hall