Sounds a Bit Like Daniel's Delimma

City Officials Might Say 'I've Got to Put My Bible Under My Desk and Keep My Mouth Shut About What I Believe,' Says Ousted Atlanta Fire Chief:

When I read about what is going on in Atlanta regarding the firing of a fire chief because of something he wrote in a self-published book, I'm reminded of the dilemma that Daniel faced when ordered to bow down to a pagan idol.  It seems that the mayor of Atlanta has ruled that anyone who adheres to the teaching of scriptures and lets it be known, is subject to firing.  We probably are not far away from being asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding our faith before being considered for a job.  The same "creeping persecution" that enveloped Nazi Germany is beginning to emerge in America.  Martin Niemoeller is credited with the quote regarding the way the Nazis enveloped group after group without his speaking out.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Is it time for Americans to wake up and realize that one by one their rights are being taken from them?  We need some Daniels and some Shadrachs, Meshech's and Abednegos to stand firm in their faith in God and trust Him to deliver them from the mouth of the lion and the flame of the furnace.  


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