Jack E. Kemp
Glenn Beck has an interview and some details about a pastor that is going to defy local government autocrats who want to stop him from preaching on July 4th in public. You can see a videa at this link below and here is some of the text. I also have something to add.
Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM EST
On radio this morning, Glenn shared the story of Pastor Robert Dekker of the New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lewes, Delaware, who was denied the permits to host a Sunday morning service on Rehoboth Beach because of ‘separation of church of state.’
After writing to the Rehoboth Beach city manager to request the permits to host eight weeks of early morning Sunday morning services this summer on Rehoboth Beach, Pastor Dekker reportedly received this written response:
I’m sorry to inform you that I can’t grant your request to have church services on the public beach in Rehoboth. I cannot mix church and state. I trust you understand. Wishing you the very best.
But Pastor Dekker is refusing to back down. He has decided to go ahead with a beach service on July Fourth that he has aptly named ‘Line in the Sand.’ He has been circulating the flyer below, encouraging those in the area to join him Thursday morning in “defiance of tyranny.”
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Now years ago, I looked in a tourist book while planning an East Coast vacation and found the name Rehovoth Beach, saying it was founded by a Christian religious group. It was - and probably still is - a favorite beach of people working in Washington, D.C., which may explain some of the problem. The name "Rehovoth" (or "Rehovot" in Hebrew) is from the Bible and is the name of an inland town in modern Israel, a place I have personally visited.
Wikipedia states the following about Rehovoth Beach, Delaware:
The city was founded in 1873 as the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association by the Rev. Robert W. Todd, of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilmington, Delaware, as a site forMethodist camp meetings in the spirit of similar resorts on the New Jersey shore, such as Ocean Grove. The Camp Meeting Association disbanded in 1881, and in 1891, the location was incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly as "Henlopen City", shortly after which it was renamed to Rehoboth Beach.
Rehoboth (Hebrew: ×¨Ö°××Ö¹××Ö¹×ª) means "broad spaces." It appears three times in the Old Testamentas a place name; a well dug by Isaac (at modern Wadi er-Ruheibeh) (Gen. 26:22), a city on theEuphrates River (Gen. 36:37; 1 Chr. 1:48), and one of the cities of Asshur (Gen. 10:11). Hence the name may have had a special appeal for the religious founders of the city, although the adjacent bay had already borne the name Rehoboth for at least a century before the town was founded.
So the local authorities in a Delaware town that was started by a Camp Meeting Association (as in the old Limelighters' song "There's a Meetin' Here Tonight" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFrKSg6zHU ), started by a Reverend and now the local government idiots decide that religion - the Christian religion in particular - has no place in this town on July 4th. This is not "separation of church and state." This is an attempted shaming of People of Faith for being seen in public. Would they rather have Alec BaldwIn and Lady GaGa come to talk? This is contemptible and I applaud the good pastor for defying these statist thugs.
I urge anyone from southern New Jersey to Maryland to eastern Virginia who can to make the trip to Rehovoth Beach to teach what is in the Constitution as they listen to what is in the Bible. Kol HaKovod, Paster Dekker. That's Hebrew for "All the Honor, Respect."