That wall will fall. Ezekiel under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said so. The wall was built with untempered mortar. This untempered mortar was dipped out of a phrase in a letter from Thomas Jefferson and a member of the supreme Court in 1948 built a wall with it. Cracks in the wall began appearing when folks read the Declaration of Independence where Thomas Jefferson declared himself to be a believer in the Creator of the world. Jefferson wasn't a fool. The supreme Court justice was.
In 1978, the Internal Revenue Service printed in the Federal Register intent to control the Christian schools through so-called 'affirmative action,' which wise men saw would lead to forced hiring of sodomites. Thirteen-hundred Christians flooded the hearings against the IRS and in no uncertain terms gave these half-educated mortar-boards lessons in Christian history and God-given Rights. Dr. R. J. Rushdoony, head of Chalcedon Foundation, drew the parallel between Statism, Fascism, Baal worship, and the attempt by the IRS to force the Christian schools into submission by withdrawing their jaded favor and tax exemption.
The adversaries to Christian schools and their liberty were (are you surprised?) Harvard University Law School, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, ACLU, NAACP, League of Women Voters, Children's Defense Fund (how they love children), American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), Lipman, Redman & Sanders, Private Attorneys, D.C., Prescott Memorial Baptist Church (Memphis), and last but not least, the NEA (National Education Association). These vested interest legalities all wished to force their way, lawyers and unions on Christian schools.
Communism is the politics of envy. The foregoing lists of adversaries are purveyors of envy.
Americans applauded at the stand of Dr. Jack Watters, President of Christian Schools of Michigan. "... The IRS has now decided that.. conformity to the social ideal should have preference over the religious ideals and spiritual motivations of each church, and it has imposed the penalties to insure the enforcement... "How can the state regulate the pulpits, deacons boards, church staffs, spiritual values or character of the congregation?" Neither by law nor by moral right is it possible. Yet these regulations and procedures drive to the very heart of the activity of the church, with the frightful result that certain spiritual values are changed by bureaucratic fiat to racial and social criteria...
"The question no longer remains that we live in a free country. Some would say, "Isn't it wonderful that we have the opportunity to speak to these issues." We would say that after hundreds of years of conflict in these areas that it is the ultimate in tragedy that in the land of the free that men must still object to medieval tactics by pressure groups and ignorance, or worse, of civil servants whose governance has been wrenched philosophically from every bulwark of freedom that has been won over the centuries.
"...And just one sentence... we would let you know that our schools and our churches have no intention of complying with these regulations." (Applause)
The Taxpayer from Tennessee had set the tone the first day. She took the floor and after identifying herself, vehemently stated: "I got the feeling that Congress is asking these men (the IRS) permission to do this or that. We do not want this proposal ground through the mills of compromise. We want it buried. And the authority that these men have assumed as the law of this land must be buried. We have had it. I know that I speak for the Christians in my area, that we must go back to the law of the land that was established by our forefathers. These men do not have the rightful authority to tell us how to run our schools, our homes and our churches. Thank you. (Tues. a.m. Dec. 5.)
From then to now, books, computers, videos, VCR's, e-mails, web sites proclaim the glad sound of our Christian heritage. Rebellious non-Christian youth look in disdain on their humanistic education, and say: "Why didn't I learn about our God? The victory of Christ in our wars? Unconditional surrenders from 'merciless Indian savages" and the Japs? Our praying soldiers? Where is our Noah Webster's blue-backed speller and the prayer and Bible-reading in our public schools? Who told me I came from a monkey? Why did they tell me such lies? Why, indeed?"
"Joshua f'it the battle of Jericho, And the wall came tumbling down."