Because a former Jewish city employee felt uncomfortable that the Lord's Prayer was recited by the Point Pleasant Beach (New Jersey) City Council before beginning its meetings, a lawsuit was filed on her behalf recently by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the city council.
The ACLU is basing its lawsuit on the premise that reciting the Lord's Prayer unconstitutionally shows preference to a particular religion; namely, Christianity.
The Jewish woman who initiated the lawsuit said, "No member of the community should feel that their beliefs exclude them from public life."
The fact is that this woman's beliefs did not exclude her from public life, since she was allowed to attend all council meetings. If she felt uncomfortable because she heard the Lord's Prayer before a council meeting, then she has a personal problem -- such as a fear of Christianity -- that she should attempt to resolve, perhaps with therapy.
It is imperative that Americans -- regardless of their religious background -- keep in mind that America is a predominantly Christian nation. Approximately 77 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians today, while only 19 percent consider themselves as being Jewish.
America's public schools are closed on Christmas in order to observe the Birth of Christ, and on Good Friday to observe Christ's Crucifixion. Very few of American public schools are closed on Jewish Holy Days because -- compared to American Christians -- Jews are a minority in the United States.
Consequently, we must focus on the rights of the majority in America, rather than the minority. In the city council case in New Jersey, for example, one Jewish woman is uncomfortable in hearing the Lord's Prayer being recited. What about the multitude of people who want to hear the Lord's Prayer? Do we just deny them their rights, in order to please one discontented person? Doing so would indeed make a mockery of the American democratic process.
This is just one example in which the minority in America is attempting to derail the rights of the majority. It is a problem that has pervaded America for at least the past two decades. Unfortunately, it has been rooted in America's judicial system in which many ultra-liberal and minority-oriented judges have made a plethora of destructive rulings that are in total contrast to America's democratic tradition.
This minority-favored trend must end -- and fast -- if America wants to remain the great nation that it was destined to be. If a Jewish woman is uncomfortable when she hears the Lord's Prayer being recited before a public meeting in the United States, she can move to Israel where she can feel much more comfortable hearing Judaic prayers. No one is forcing her to remain in the United States. Unequivocally, however, as long as she lives in the United States, she should expect to live in a society that encompasses a Christian tradition.