TV special targets judicial activism - Roy Moore, Pat Buchanan, David Limbaugh, David Barton featured

Posted: June 12, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004

An hour-long television special will air this weekend examining judicial activism and challenges to religious freedom.

"The First Amendment on Trial," a production of Dr. D. James Kennedy and Coral Ridge Ministries, features former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, WND columnists Pat Buchanan and David Limbaugh, Christian historian David Barton and others, according to Agape Press.

Kennedy decries the "shocking erosion of religious liberty due to activist judges," and asserts America's founders "gave us 'freedom of religion' -- but activist judges and the American Civil Liberties Union have changed that to 'freedom from religion,'" Agape Press says.

Kennedy says the notion of a "wall of separation" between church and state, which is not stated in the Constitution, is problematic because it "impedes equally people on one side and the other."

That inequality contradicts the First Amendment, he argues, which was designed to impede only the federal government.

The amendment states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or restricting its free exercise.

Kennedy believes the only solution to the "modern assault on religious expression" is passage of a House bill called the Constitution Restoration Act

He says this bill removes from the courts "any right to deal with any matters that involve the relationship of God to the public life of this country."

Among other things, he says, according to Agape, the legislation would allow lawmakers to impeach Supreme Court justices who make faulty rulings, exceed their jurisdiction or rely on anything other than the U.S. constitutional and English common law in their interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution.

Agape said the show runs this weekend during "The Coral Ridge Hour" on more than 600 stations nationwide. It is also available in VHS and DVD format through the ministry's website.



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