Ban Stevie Wonder!


By: Erik Rush

Isn’t she pretty?

Truly the angel’s best

Lord, I’m so happy

We have been Heaven blessed

I can’t believe what God has done

Through us he’s given life to one

But isn’t she lovely made from love

- From “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, 1976

BANNED! Yes, banned by activists in a movement spearheaded by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. “‘Lord’? ‘Heaven blessed’? ‘What God has done’? Oh, that will never do. People are being force-fed religion subliminally every time they turn on the radio, you see.”

It will start innocently enough: “We don’t believe these pro-religious songs should be banned per se – we just don’t feel that they should be carried by radio or television stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), since that violates the separation of church and state.”

So Stevie’s song gets banned, along with dozens, possibly hundreds of other popular tunes, from the Doobie Brothers Jesus is still alright with me to The Devil Game by Kansas.

I suppose I’m going to have to reiterate this quite a few more times before I take the dirt nap, but: Inasmuch as the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” etcetera – if Congress has made no law respecting an establishment of religion, no one is being threatened, no one’s rights and no laws have been violated. In other words: Shut up, pack up and go home.

I am becoming increasingly nauseated at these subversive attorneys and activists who casually state: “We don’t believe [whatever] should be in place” due to their fallacious interpretation of the First Amendment. They are but a handful of seditious social misfits. What they believe or feel ought to be immaterial to the majority of Americans and the judiciary, yet they are changing the face of America nonetheless.

What sickens me more is that Americans swallow their lies and the destructive changes they bring about – I think in part because too many of us don’t realize these people don’t have a legal leg to stand on – until they get their frivolous cases in front of like-minded judges. I honestly believe that the average American doesn’t realize that average Americans don’t want to live in Caligula’s Rome; when they see one of these obsequious, mincing attorneys making their case on a prime time news show, they reason: “Yeah. I guess they have a point.”

Well, they don’t – unless you count the one on top of their heads.

On June 6, the Christian Broadcasting Network covered the story of a lawsuit filed by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State to cease government funding of a prison fellowship organization in Iowa. “You simply cannot fund religious ministries in prisons,” said Barry Lynn, a spokespervert for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “[But] once the government starts to fund overtly religious programs, they’re in constitutional quicksand.”

A fallacy – and such a lie. But not a far rationale from the FCC-pop songs scenario, given the current zeitgeist. Subtle and clever, they’ll eventually make it happen if they can. They’ve no problem with the government funding crucifixes immersed in urine and the early sexualization of children, but as far as helping to reform our burgeoning criminal element – no way.

Paranoia? Twenty years ago, if you’d have told me what the these organizations would have accomplished by now regarding “church and state” issues, I’d have told you if that started happening, some low-profile billionaires would probably start hiring crack counterintelligence professionals to take some key people out. Since no one has stepped up to the plate (besides that repulsive Soros creature and others like him on the opposition) it’s up to you and me to fill in the blanks.

Support organizations like the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice), the Thomas More Law Center and the American Family Association (AFA), which serve to educate the public on these issues and actually fight the opposition toe-to-toe in court. Encourage your friends to do likewise, even if they only give five dollars.

The judge in the Iowa case ruled in favor of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, by the way, claiming that the prison fellowship program did violate the First Amendment by “promoting Christianity to inmates.”

Heaven forbid (pun intended) that hardened criminals should stop preying on the public and turn to God.



Erik Rush is a New York-born Black columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at http://www.erikrush.com. His new book, “It’s the Devil, Stupid!” is ON SALE NOW!!!

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