From the Desk of Pastor Rick Scarborough
HATE THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT
The anti-faith left is having a conference in New York City this
weekend called “Examining the Real Agenda of the Religious Far
Right,” sponsored in part by the City University of New York.
The conference’s message: The Religious Right (i.e., Christian
conservatives – that is to say, you and me) is hateful… So we
should hate it.
It’s clear from the titles of presentations at the conference
(“The Real Hidden Religious Agenda: The Theocratic States of
America,” “Is an Unholy Theocracy Here?” and “On the Psychology
and Theocracy of George W. Bush: Reflections in a Culture of
Fear”) that the paranoid left believes those who are willing to
stand for Biblical values want to establish a theocracy.
Was George Washington a theocrat? Was James Madison? How about
Abraham Lincoln (who spoke of America as “this nation, under
God,” in the Gettysburg Address)? Under the left’s twisted
definition of the word, all of these great leaders would have to
be considered theocrats.
I know of no Christian who wants to establish a government run
by the clergy. (Which ones – Baptists, Pentecostals, Catholics?)
What we seek is a return to the glorious vision of the Founding
Fathers – One nation under God, with liberty and justice for
all. There’s nothing radical or un-American about that. Until
America began to unravel in the 1960s, it was the prevailing
The left despises and reviles us because of our longing to
re-establish to the principles that made America great. I am
honored to be reviled by such as these.
POLL SAYS AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF
AMERICANS BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE LITERALLY
A just-released survey by Rasmussen Reports shows 63% of
Americans believe the Bible is literally true and the Word of
God. The anti-Bible left can take no comfort from this.
According to the survey, Republicans are more likely than
Democrats to be Bible-believers (77% to 59%). Still, almost 60%
of Howard Dean’s party believes the Good Book is the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the truth.
While 59% of white Americans are Bible literalists, 71% of
Hispanics and 82% of African-Americans take this perspective.
The Bible is accepted as the Word of the Living God by 89% of
evangelicals, 70% of other Protestants and 58% of Catholics.
More good news, half of all Catholics in America believe it’s
essential for their Church to “stick to the views that have
guided it for centuries” instead of changing “to accommodate
modern lifestyles.” Only 38% disagree.
The challenge, my friends, is to get America’s Christians to
vote the Bible. (Some do, but not nearly enough.) If they did,
Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer would be looking for
We have our work cut out for us, make no mistake. But we have
something to work with!
MASSACHUSETTS PARENT ARRESTED FOR DEMANDING THAT HIS
KINDERGARTENER NOT BE SUBJECTED TO HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA
When so-called same-sex marriage was judicially imposed on
Massachusetts, opponents warned that it would further the
indoctrination of school children in the gay lifestyle. Sadly,
the warning was prophetic.
On April 27th, a Lexington, Massachusetts father was arrested
for trespass, after he refused to leave his son’s school until
administrators promised that he and his wife would be informed
before the school tried to brainwash their son, and they were
given the opportunity to opt out of the indoctrination sessions.
David Parker and his wife were livid when they discovered that
their child was being subjected to materials and discussions
about “gay-headed households and same-sex unions.” Parker
refused to leave a meeting with administrators of the Estabrook
Elementary School until they promised to respect his parental
rights. Instead, they had him arrested.
The militant homosexual movement has its tentacles sunk deep in
the public education system. Liberal educators have become its
allies in turning children against parental values and Biblical
truth. Thank God one parent has the courage to say, “Enough is
The American Revolution started in Lexington, Mass., when the
Minutemen refused to obey the British authorities and stop
“trespassing” on the village green. With Mr. Parker’s heroic act
of defiance, it could become a battlefield in the American
revolution of today.
AL GORE MOVES ON – TO DISTORTING THE
The man rejected by voters of his home state when he ran for
president in 2000 has found a new cause – helping to maintain
the un-Constitution filibuster to block a vote on Bush judicial
Speaking at one of a number of “emergency rallies” to maintain
the filibuster, Gore referred to the Republican Constitutional
Option as “a poison pill for America’s democracy” and “a
dangerous heresy.” This is demagoguery at its worst!
A majority of democratically elected Senators voting to change
the Senate’s rules is suddenly “undemocratic”? The casual
observer would think that a minority blocking a vote on the
nominees of a twice democratically elected president – because
they knew they couldn’t win such a vote – would be the real
offense to representative government.
Leftist Billionaire George Soros is pumping millions into this
disinformation campaign on the Constitutional Option. If he
wins, his side will have once again reversed a clear electoral
mandate. Shame on us, if we allow them to (in effect) steal the
Urge Your Senators To Support The
A vote on ending the illegal, unconstitutional filibuster of
conservative judges could come within the next few days. Sadly,
due to the Soros/MoveOn.org gold-plated disinformation campaign,
calls to the Capitol are running against us.
Time is short. Please, please, please contact your Senators and
respectfully urge them to support the effort to change the
Senate rules to permit up or down votes on conservative nominees
for the federal bench. For information on how to contact your
Senators, go to the Focus On The Family Citizen Link (http://www.family.org/cforum)
and follow the instructions.
Sign The DeLay Petition
If you haven’t already done so, please go to
http://www.stopactivistjudges.org and sign The Conservative
Leadership Declaration In Support of Tom DeLay. You can add your
name to those of Dr. Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Don Wildmon, Gary
Bauer, Alan Keyes and other distinguished Americans who’ve
As you may know, the House Majority Leader is under relentless
attack for his call for judicial reform, in the aftermath of the
Terri Schiavo affair. How can we not stand by a man who time and
time again has stood up for Judeo-Christian values?
I intend to present a framed copy of the Declaration to Mr.
DeLay on May 12th at a Washington, DC testimonial dinner for the
Majority Leader. Please take the time to add your voice to ours.
National Day of Prayer
The president and the governors of all 50 states have proclaimed
May 5th the 54th annual National Day of Prayer. This year’s
theme is “God Shed His Grace on Thee” and is based on Hebrews
4:16 NIV – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with
confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help
us in our time of need.”
The first National Day of Prayer was established before the
United States was established – by proclamation of the
Continental Congress in 1775. An annual National Day of Prayer
was started in 1952. In 1988, the first Thursday in May was
designated The National Day of Prayer.
There’s so much that we need to pray for this year – for our
nation, for our leaders, for our families and for a return to
the Godly values that made America the wonder of the world.
For information on how you can be involved with a National Day
of Prayer observance in your area, go to
NEXT WEEK, A NEW E-MAIL ALERT
Beginning next week, this publication will come to you under a
new name – THE RICK SCARBOROUGH REPORT – On The War On Faith.
Since we’ve expanded our scope, we thought a new name for the
report would be appropriate. Also, our new name helps to
emphasize that while our mission to pastors is unchanged, this
report is for concerned laymen as well as members of the clergy.
Again, in place of the Patriot Pastor Alert, starting next week
– and with God’s help – you will receive the first issue of THE
RICK SCARBOROUGH REPORT – On The War On Faith.