A Prospective on Civil Disobedience
Three generations have passed since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the non-violent civil disobedience which roused the conscience of a nation that neither the government or others in our land have the right to deny any of us our Constitutional rights. Then it was racial inequality, and today it is suppression of religion, not simply denial of religious freedom by our present federal administration. The practice of religion, thankfully, remains a matter of interior ascent beyond the power of external forces.
At stake in this confrontation of the government and the Church are the morals the Church holds and teaches-its reason for being. “Render” first “to God” and to government civil allegiance, “one nation under God”, not over God.