Christian Music Daily’s Charlie Daniels Interview

“I’m very passionate about my patriotism and my country and what I see happening to it. I don’t know how much longer we can travel down this road,” says Country music legend Charlie Daniels. He’s not impressed with people trying to erase God from public life. 

“In the grand scheme of things, all these intellectual people who say things like, ‘there is no God, God is dead, God’s not concerned, we’re all our own gods,’ are pitiful. It’s like a flea trying to move a bowling ball. It means nothing at all except that it deceives people,” he says. “The more people feel a certain way about something, the more they are convinced that they are right. But they’re not right. They’re wrong. And it says so in the Word of God.”

Daniels, who is pro-life, anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage, thinks that government buildings should be able to display the Ten Commandments because, in his opinion, they’re not hurting anybody. He says he gets offended when he sees X-rated movies advertised on public theatre marquees, but adds, “I’m not going to get a court order to have them removed. If I don’t want to look at it, I don’t look at it. It’s that simple.”

When asked if people who seem to be anti-God have succeeded in removing the deity from public life, Daniels gets noticeably worked up. His voice sounds more aggressive.

“There are people out there, a lot of good Christian people in this country, millions and millions of them, who don’t subscribe to new age theories and thoughts. Those thoughts are not pervasive— just well publicized,” he explains. “Where Satan is so smart is he’s moved in on the mass media and gotten a hold of school boards and the machinery of education. That’s the thing going on right now.”

Many people have said Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics, but Daniels wholeheartedly disagrees.

“Christians should be involved in politics, and anything that has to do with morality and stability in this country,” he says. “The Christian community needs to stand up and say ‘we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore, we will not put up with these judges, these laws, these panty-waist politicians who blow like a flag in the wind whichever way the wind blows.’”

Daniels definitely wants to call Christians to action, whether it means voting for politicians who espouse similar beliefs or taking opposing sides to court. To those who oppose Christian values being validated in American government, Daniels says this: “You want to fight for America? Okay, you just took on the most powerful people on Earth, you just took on God’s people, so let’s see who wins.”

“If the Christian community would get together and do that—be active and involved,” he says, “you’d see a different country because there are a lot of good people out there.” –Mark Weber, ChristianMusicDaily.com

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Mark Weber publishes the MarkWeberMusicBlog.

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