Despite a Faithful Public, Government Increasingly Hostile to Public Displays of Religion
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD – Author Council Nedd II is a man willing to address the crucial question so many people are wondering about right now: Does America hate God? Nedd, a current bishop in the Anglican church and a former Capitol Hill staffer, is the author of the new book Does America Hate God? Faith Under Fire. In that book, he addresses issues of American culture, clashes of values and the actions of government and radical anti-religious activists that have come together to make open practices of faith harder and harder in our society. From the removal of the Ten Commandments from courthouses to attacks on crosses at veterans’ memorials to the misrepresentation of the history of the founding of the republic, Bishop Nedd speaks on the battle being waged to preserve religious freedom in the United States. In the book, Nedd writes: People of faith are ostracized in our popular culture. Religious characters in movies and television shows are regularly portrayed as gullible oafs, judgmental bigots or outright hypocrites. The cultural elite seem to want people to look to them for guidance, rather than to God… Americans of faith need to push back against the radical secular minority imposing itself on the rest of America. “It’s not my goal nor my desire to tell Americans that their nation is inhospitable to our Lord and Savior, but the signs of the epic battle between faith and the established elite are all around us,” said Bishop Nedd. “While it is Christian doctrine to turn the other cheek in the face of insult, it is not a sin to stand up to this brazen assault on religion.” Bishop Nedd is the rector of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania and the archbishop of Abu Dhabi. He has participated in relief missions to the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, he is the national chairman of the nonprofit organization In God We Trust and a founding member of the Project 21 black leadership network. He has participated in countless interviews over the past two decades on issues of faith and contemporary politics. He is currently a regular guest on the One America News Network and the RT network. He is also the author or two other books: The Final Four: A Spiritual Journey Through Advent (2013) and Teach Me How to Pray (2014). Chapters in Does America Hate God? Faith Under Fire deal with the importance of faith in the founding of America, how modern government is hostile to faith and how popular culture exhibits an obvious hostility toward religion. Drawing from a perspective gained from being both behind the pulpit and behind some of America’s leading modern lawmakers and thought leaders, Nedd brings a unique perspective to the public policy debate over faith and freedom. Does America Hate God? Faith Under Fire is published by Terebinth Books and was written with David W. Almasi.