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  • Investor held amid Sept. 10 concerns

    05/26/2002 10:05:56 PM PDT · by galethus · 80 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI ^ | May 25, 2002 | National Desk
    SAN DIEGO, May 25 (UPI) -- An Internet investment adviser charged with insider trading was being held without bail on a parole violation Saturday after federal prosecutors in San Diego raised questions about a stock-sales order he placed the day before the September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Amir "Anthony" Elgindy, 34, of Encinitas, faces charges in New York of allegedly taking part in a stock manipulation and extortion scheme with four other people, including two current and former FBI agents. Prosecutors, however, raised questions during a detention hearing Friday about what he might have known...
  • Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ

    06/10/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    First they came for the wedding planners and the bakers. Then they came for the Catholic farmers and the Baptist high school valedictorians. And now, the secularists are coming after the evangelical public servants.On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith.Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because he believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of a religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is...
  • Court rules against gay man who sued Catholic church for firing him

    06/07/2017 7:36:50 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/7/17 | Duaa Eldeib
    Weeks after a federal judge ruled against a gay man who'd sued over his firing from a suburban Catholic parish, Colin Collette said he still struggles with a "sense of abandonment by the church." Collette, the music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, was with the parish for 17 years before he was let go in 2014 after announcing he was engaged to his same-sex partner. He filed a lawsuit against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago last year, alleging discrimination and seeking reinstatement of his job, lost wages and damages. Collette said Wednesday that the decision...
  • North Korean Defector: Despite Horrific Persecution, Christianity Is Growing

    05/28/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/17 | Matt Hadro
    Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.WASHINGTON — Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It is my prayer that all the international Christian communities will pray for those North Korean Christians to really help and engage them to spread the Gospel, not only through the works of the underground Church network, but also through the government and...
  • Genital Mutilation Religious Freedom - Sub- Set of a Greater Issue

    05/25/2017 7:15:33 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Conmonsense | Anonymoys
    So, you're the palace steward of the Caliph of the Ottoman Empire. You have to manage a big haram. You need big strong men with no gonads and no sexual organs to manage your human zoo of sexual chattels.This is a matter of your religious freedom. It is your tradition that some people are masters -- the Caliph -- and some are slaves. It is based upon the freedom of your religious tradition that Allah is a slavemaster, and all humans, even the Caliph, are slaves.The inability to perform the orchiectomy surgery upon some non-voluntary male subjects is central to...
  • School to Teacher: Don't Pray for your Colleagues

    05/19/2017 6:11:55 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 17 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | May 19, 2017 | FRC Senior Writers
    For those questioning the claim that the public expression of faith is under attack, actions by public school administrators in Augusta, Maine should school them well on the issue. School officials have assumed the authority to decide that teachers are not allowed to let their colleagues know they are praying for them -- even in private conversations. It makes you wonder if they are still allowed to pray for them at all. Perhaps the school's next steps will be to investigate their thoughts! Teacher Tony Richardson informed a colleague who was facing some difficulty (and who also attended the same...
  • Christian printer doesn’t have to make pro-gay shirts, appeals court rules (KY)

    05/12/2017 3:21:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Video at link. A Kentucky appeals court has upheld the conscience rights of a Christian printer who refused to make shirts promoting a gay-pride festival. In the 2-1 decision handed down Friday, Chief Judge Joy A. Kramer said she found no evidence that the store owner “refused any individual the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations it offered to everyone else because the individual in question had a specific sexual orientation or gender identity.” Blaine Adamson is the owner of Hands On Originals, a Christian company that prints messages on T-shirts, pens, mugs and...
  • Trump’s executive order on religious freedom under attack

    05/09/2017 10:16:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | Fred Lucas
    Most progressive groups oppose any expression of religion in the public square, and will likely oppose whatever this president does After President Donald Trump issued an executive order on religious freedom last week, the Left used its pre-written script to attack it even though it was dramatically scaled back from the draft that was leaked to left-wing media outlets in February. As if on cue, the Rev. Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, pounced, claiming the executive order “tramples” and “guts” the entire notion of religious freedom.
  • At Pence's urging, Trump to sign executive order restoring religious freedom

    05/03/2017 9:20:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Dan Calabrese
    This guy's idea And a good idea it is, as far as it goes. With religious liberty under assault both legally and culturally, an executive order designed to protect it is surely welcome for the Christian bakers, florists and photographers who don’t want to be forced to take part in a gay “wedding.” But it remains to be seen whether the order that’s coming Thursday will hold up any better than the one Pence signed into law in Indiana. It also remains to be seen what force of law a president’s executive order will have, but we’re going to find...
  • Trump to sign order protecting opponents of gay ‘marriage,’ abortion on National Day of Prayer

    05/03/2017 8:46:43 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C, May 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday protecting the religious liberty of the Little Sisters of the Poor and ordinary Americans who don't subscribe to gender ideology or believe in same-sex "marriage," two "senior administration officials" have confirmed to Politico. The Nation released a leaked copy of an executive order in February that prompted outrage from the left over its protections for Christians who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman and who don't want to be forced to fund contraception. Politico says an "influential conservative who...
  • Religious Freedom, Infrastructure Among Trump’s Plans for Next 100 Days

    05/01/2017 12:09:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    After wrapping up his first 100 days in the White House on Saturday, President Donald Trump plans to hit a new set of issues, including religious liberty, tax reform, and school choice, a White House official told The Daily Signal.“We want to have legislation that has a profound impact on religious liberty, one that has profound impact on education, that has profound impact on health care,” Helen Aguirre Ferré, White House media affairs director, said in an interview Friday.Ferré added: These are just some of the issues we are working on that’s going to be absolutely critical going forward, not...
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

    02/19/2017 8:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The more you see something shocking, the less shocking it appears, and the more something outrageous happens, the less outrageous it seems to be. That is how a culture becomes desensitized, and that is how the abnormal becomes normalized. But when it comes to the governmentÂ’s attack on our religious freedoms, it is our sacred duty to remain shocked and outraged. Such things cannot continue to happen in America if we are to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. According to the Washington Supreme Court, when Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to do the...
  • Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

    02/15/2017 8:33:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 3:43 AM EST | Sadie Gurman
    When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reposition itself as a champion of what they see as that religious freedom. It would be a welcome change for conservative Christians who say their concerns were marginalized under the Obama administration in favor of First Amendment and LGBT issues. …
  • Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

    02/12/2017 2:40:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | LIAM STACK
    The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gender-segregated school facilities was protected under existing federal civil rights law. The injunction was issued in August by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states over the Obama administration’s position that Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, protects transgender students. Under that interpretation,...
  • New UN LGBT expert: Religious freedom is ‘not absolute,’ can be curtailed if necessary

    02/04/2017 3:07:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | Stefano Gennarini
    The new UN expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues outlined a strategy for his three-year term before dozens of supportive UN bureaucrats, delegates, and activists in a meeting last week. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the newly appointed UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, spoke of the Sustainable Development Goals and the work of UN agencies to further the goals as a “good entry point for us.” The Thai law professor and homosexual activist also described health, education, and religion as “soft entry points” and cautioned that “sexual orientation and gender identity” are not closed categories, promising...
  • VA Republican LG candidate Jill Vogel supports special rights for homosexuals

    01/29/2017 3:11:15 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    email from Family Foundation
    Unfortunately, after passing out of the Senate General Laws Committee last week, two bills that add sexual orientation and gender identity ("SOGI") as special legal classes passed the full Senate on Friday. One bill adds SOGI to public employment criteria. The other relates to housing and would require, for example, a faith-based university to open up it's female-only dormitories to male students who "identify" as a female. And it would require the university to open its married housing to same-sex couples. Although we anticipate these bills will be defeated in the House, the fact that these direct threats to religious...
  • Guidelines for legal rental of church property. Vanity question.

    12/06/2016 10:47:09 AM PST · by kyperman · 27 replies
    I am the "kinda" campaign coordinator for a great guy that is running for public office in my state. That being said, I am looking for places to have events like town hall meetings.
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • "Advancing the freedom to serve" by Archbishop William E. Lori

    12/02/2016 3:49:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/30/2016 | William Lori
    Religious freedom issues have certainly been in the news in the U.S. over the past several years -- from the Little Sisters of the Poor to the freedom of organizations to hire people who aim to serve the mission of the organization. The federal government has played an unfortunate role in attempting to coerce people of faith to violate their consciences. Take the mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (also known as the "HHS mandate") that forces Catholics like the Little Sisters to facilitate drugs and devices that can cause an abortion, among other morally objectionable...