This report might help explain how Todd Epp’s Buddhism is a source to his anti-Christian positions:
The Myanmar military government's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators has raised alarms among world powers in recent days, but that's only one of the head-to-head clashes occurring in the nation formerly known as Burma, according to Voice of the Martyrs, the worldwide ministry to persecuted Christians.
The second war being waged is the crackdown on Buddhists who renounce their old gods in favor of Christianity.
"Please pray for me," begs a 65-year-old man in message to VOM, "as I have been forced to leave my village, my wife and my two children who I love dearly.
"I pray that I may soon be able to return back to them. I love them but I cannot do what they have asked me to do – curse my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, come back to Buddha and my family."
The testimony, VOM said, is representative from individuals who come to Christianity in Myanmar.
This man tells of his faithfulness to Buddhism over his lifetime. Then, he said, "One day we were sitting at the temple entrance receiving collections from the people, one of the Christians passing by gave me a tract."
He said he kept it, and took him home and read it.
"When I read this tract it spoke of receiving the gift of eternal life when believing Jesus Christ. I started to question and wonder, 'How can we know eternal life? What is this eternal life the tract spoke of?'"
He asked his family, and, "They simply joked about it, saying, 'Father you are a good man, you will surely be a rich man in your next life.' But the thought would not leave me, I felt it deeply as I was growing older. When I die, will there be a place that I go to? So I kept thinking about this over and over in my heart and mind, until finally at midnight I called on Jesus, 'Lord Jesus I believe, please give me eternal life.' The Lord Jesus heard my prayer and answered my call.
"Then the light shone into my soul, light in my heart which was great joy. Simply stated, I am at peace, a real peace in my heart which I had never experienced before, which is difficult to put into words," he told Voice of the Martyrs.
He said he had been worshipping his Buddha statue every day. "Early the next morning I knew in my heart that I must throw out the image of Buddha … Without speaking to my wife, I took the image and threw it into a small river near my village," he said. "When my wife woke up and was preparing an offering to the image of Buddha, it was gone! She was very upset asking, 'What is happening here? Where are the gods?' I told her I had thrown them away."
She got angry, then called the authorities.
"They came to my home – policemen, firemen, the local security forces, in all about 25 people. All asking at once what had happened. I told them that I had found the True and Living God, Who loved me and had given me eternal life," he said. "They proceeded to tell me I was not worthy to live. Then I was imprisoned for five days when they tried to convince me to give up this foolish belief and convert back to Buddhism. Thank God, the Lord Jesus gave me strength to face and overcome these trials."
But he said he was ejected from his home, and his town, and he hopes to be allowed to return at some point.
And the secular left is also using public educaiton to create the same kind of anti-Christian bigotry:
Both the students at Boulder, Colo., High School who are protesting the traditional "Pledge of Allegiance" because of its inclusion of "God," as well as school officials who are praising them for democratically expressing their views, need to be educated, charges a national advocacy group.
"The organized student boycott of the Pledge of Allegiance at Boulder High School yesterday was a ridiculous display of immaturity, ignorance and intolerance that should punished by the school," said the Right Rev. Council Nedd, the national chairman of In God We Trust USA.
"In no way is hearing the words 'under God' offensive as high school senior Emma Martens claims. In media reports Miss Martens is quoted as saying, 'We didn't think it was fair for the whole school to have to listen to (the pledge). It's almost religious oppression,'" he said.
"The only thing offensive about this whole episode is that children in Boulder High School are not being taught to respect their fellow students who believe in God or to appreciate America's historical belief that our liberties come from a higher power and not from government," he said.
Obviously these high school students have yet to study the Declaration of Independence. And we now know another source of Todd Epp’s and his far-left comrades’ anti-Christian positions…public education.