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  • U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Confederate monument case

    10/08/2019 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 72 replies
    KTBS.com ^ | 7OCT2019 | VICKIE WELBORN
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in their fight to keep the Confederate monument on the Caddo Parish Courthouse grounds. Said spokeswoman Jackie Nichols: "Our petition was denied today by the Supreme Court. Although we are disappointed by this news, we are not dissuaded in our fight to protect our monument. We fight on!" The denial of the writ upholds the previous decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Parish, dismissing the lawsuit. “The parish is...
  • Why does separation of church and state only go one way?

    09/06/2019 7:59:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2019 | Michael Brown
    Let’s put aside for a moment that the current idea of “separation of Church and state” is not what the Founders (specifically, Thomas Jefferson) intended. I simply want to make an observation. When liberals quote the Bible to support their views, nobody bats an eyelash (aside from conservatives raising charges of hypocrisy). When conservatives quote the Bible to support their views, liberals howl, “Separation of Church and state!” But this has been the pattern for years. Christian faith on the left is praiseworthy. Christian faith on the right is dangerous. Think back to the 1988 presidential elections when both Pat...
  • President Donald Trump Returning God to the Public Square

    11/04/2018 5:37:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/18 | Judi McLeod
    Shun Godless Democrats Few mainstream or social media ever mention it but it is as true as day follows night, President Donald Trump is not only Making America Great Again, he is returning God to the Public Square. Travelling to a dozen or more Midterm Election rallies where tens of thousands await his welcome message, he reminds all who line up for hours to hear him, that they are the progeny of the pioneers who built this country, the same ones who “loved their families, their country and “loved their God”.
  • How Can I Cure My White Guilt?

    08/14/2018 3:11:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 125 replies
    Dear Sugars, I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity. I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else. I consider myself an ally. I research proper etiquette, read writers of color, vote in a way that will not harm P.O.C. (and other vulnerable people). I engage in conversations about privilege with other white people. I take courses that will further educate me. I donated...
  • ACLU gets prayer banned from a county’s meetings – here’s what the Supreme Court just said

    06/29/2018 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/18 11:02 AM EDT | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear an appeal from county officials in North Carolina who argue they should be allowed to give a prayer at the start of public meetings. The Rowan Country Board of Commissioners had asked the court to reverse the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which found the board’s prayer ritual violated the Constitution’s ban on government establishing one religion.
  • Florida Satanic Nativity Display Fail

    12/08/2017 6:29:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/7/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholics celebrate after a satanic display fails to go up near a public nativity scene in Florida. In November, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition started by Return to Order — an organization associated with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) — asking the city of Boca Raton to shut down a satanic display in Sanborn Square. The satanic display, consisting of an upside-down pentagram with the words "In Satan we trust" and "May the children hail Satan," has been erected for the last two years by Preston Smith,...
  • Charlottesville Council votes to remove ‘Stonewall’ Jackson statue

    09/06/2017 1:08:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/6/17 | foxnews
    The city council in Charlottesville, Va., voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from Justice Park. The 5-0 vote came just weeks after last month’s violent protests in the city, sparked in part by city officials’ plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Tuesday’s vote also will expedite the relocation of the Lee statue.
  • Battle over Robert E. Lee statue enters Charlottesville courtroom Friday

    09/01/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to dismiss a five-month-old lawsuit that has prevented this city from removing public memorials to two Confederate generals, including a statue of Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of violent clashes last month involving hundreds of white supremacist demonstrators and counterprotesters. The Lee statue, in a city park, and a nearby statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, also on public land, have become the latest epicenter in a national debate over the propriety of civic monuments honoring the Confederacy and how the history of the slaveholding Old...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,” U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. “But, the law is the law.” The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • Protestors Dismantle Pentagram Erected Next to Nativity Scene (FL)

    12/21/2016 9:12:21 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    Cathoiklc Herald ^ | Decmeber 21, 2016 | AP
    A 300-pound metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public park’s Nativity scene, was severely damaged on Tuesday when it was pulled to the ground by protestors. Atheist Preston Smith’s 10-foot tall sculpture lay broken in Sanborn Square at noon. Tire tracks led from the twisted metal to the street. It appeared protestors had attached a chain from a vehicle to the sculpture and yanked it down, dragging it several feet... The sculpture sits about 20 feet from a traditional Nativity scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, and is backed by a...
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crèche — i.e., a Nativity scene — during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crèche similar to the...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • (Video) Matt Redman Turns Times Square into a Worship Room with ‘10,000 Reasons’

    11/02/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Jim W N · 28 replies
    churchleaders.com ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | CHURCHLEADERS
    Watch Matt Redman sing his hit worship song “10,000 Reasons” live in Times Square, New York in the following video. The advertisements in the background are flashing, promoting different products and services, while Redman and the band sing praises to God. It’s moving to see so many people raising their hands in worship, while the camera pans to other people in the crowd who look like they may never have seen a group of people worshipping God so publicly before. The video gives a beautiful glimpse into what it looks like when we worship God in the midst of a...
  • "A mountaintop victory over the ACLU;" Cross will remain on Mt. Soledad Memorial

    10/27/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Knight
    The following article was written by Robert Knight and posted on October 22nd on the American Thinker website. If you didn’t hear about this last month, it’s for good reason. The media do not like publicizing defeats for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A 27-year battle with the ACLU over the Mt. Soledad mountaintop cross at a Korean War veterans memorial in San Diego ended in a victory for American heritage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page ruling calling the case moot on Sept. 8 and directing U.S. district judge Lawrence Byrne to dismiss it,...
  • Time to Remove Religion from Public Life

    08/23/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/7/16 | Nasser Dashti
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  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • My Town is in a fight over Nativity Scene

    11/10/2015 11:24:14 AM PST · by Thorliveshere · 56 replies
    Vanity | 11-10-2015 | Me
    My town is going to have a council vote on removing a nativity scene from the central town park. It is only ONE GUY causing all this trouble, and virtually the whole town is against him. He's a trouble-making POS. I've been trying to get to each and every council member, none are giving me any clear answers. The mayor (who is usually a very staunch conservative) is also being cagey. Just wondering what others have experienced... have the rest of you had this in your town, how did your town council vote?
  • Football Coach ‘Devastated’ After Being Suspended for Post-Game Prayer

    10/30/2015 8:04:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 35 replies
    http://dailysignal.com ^ | 10/29/15 | Leah Jessen
    High school football coach Joe Kennedy was suspended Wednesday for praying after games at the 50-yard line. It’s like straight out of a movie. High school football coach Joe Kennedy, inspired by the Christian faith-based film “Facing the Giants,” walks to the 50-yard line after games to thank God for the players he has the opportunity to coach. As of Wednesday, Kennedy has been suspended and is no longer able to participate in football program activities because of his post-game prayers. A letter sent to Kennedy by the school district informed the coach that he has been placed on paid...
  • Mayor Vows to Fight to Keep Nativity Scene in Park: 'It Represents Our Town'

    08/15/2015 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/15 | Fox News
    Cordova has said that Belen means Bethlehem in Spanish, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation is arguing that the nativity scene is religious in nature and should be moved to private property.