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  • BLM Ignits TARGET Grace Baptist Church [ Church has an AR-15 raffle ]

    07/08/2020 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    The Amazing Lucas Via YouTube ^ | 7/8/20 | The Amazing Lucas
    Video at link.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Religious Exemptions to Contraceptive Mandate

    07/08/2020 8:07:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/08/2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    The Supreme Court upheld exemptions for the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for entities with religious or moral objections in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. The order of nuns has faced nearly a decade of court battles after the Obama administration refused to allow exemptions to the mandate for religious entities. While President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) threatened the order with fines for non-compliance, the Little Sisters argue that the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) protects them from the far-reaching mandate. The Trump administration allowed exemptions to the provision and...
  • Supreme Court says Catholic schools can dismiss teachers for religious reasons

    07/08/2020 8:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    The Supreme Court has ruled that two Catholic schools were within their rights to dismiss two teachers on the basis of classifying them as “ministers” rather than secular professionals. In a decision released Wednesday morning, the high court ruled 7-2 that two California-based Catholic schools can classify their teachers as ministers and not be held by the standards of state antidiscrimination laws. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion of the court, being joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Alito cited the 2012 Supreme Court decision Hosanna-Tabor v....
  • Military Members Are Losing Their Religious Freedom While Trying To Protect Yours

    07/08/2020 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Anominous
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Screen-Shot-2020-07-07-at-5.03.12-PM-998x665.png> The Navy last week asked my husband to sign his name to a new restriction broadly “prohibiting,” in bold letters, a multitude of activities “to include indoor religious services” and even to discourage “in-person use” of “drive-in spiritual services.” While we maintain a faint hope that the military doesn’t really mean to restrict religious practices, the latest restrictions preclude nearly all indoor religious services — even those adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The Catholic Masses my husband and I attend are vastly better spaced than the grocery or liquor stores where he can shop, or even the authorized Chick-fil-A drive-through...
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL v. MORRISSEYBERRU

    07/08/2020 7:27:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The First Amendment protects the right of religious institutions “to decide for themselves, free from state interference, matters of church government as well as those of faith and doctrine.” Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church in North America, 344 U. S. 94, 116. Applying this principle, this Court held in HosannaTabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 565 U. S. 171, that the First Amendment barred a court from entertaining an employment discrimination claim brought by an elementary school teacher, Cheryl Perich, against the religious school where she taught. Adopting the so-called “ministerial exception” to laws...
  • Catholic Schools, Cut The ‘White Privilege’ Lectures And Teach About Marxism’s Evils

    07/06/2020 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Teach About Marxism’s Evils We cannot allow another generation to emerge from our schools so ignorant of communism's horrors that they see no problem in courting, dabbling with, or even passively accepting one of history’s most noxious ideologies.
 My child’s Catholic school sent home a letter to parents this week recommending “conversations about white privilege” to encourage “compassionate hearts and confident minds.” Regurgitating the radical-left bile that fuels the fires of resentment and division will not enrich students emotionally or intellectually. Instead, Catholic schools should teach students about the evils of Marxism.Marxist apostles are orchestrating the chaos and violence plaguing...
  • Navy Bans Personnel From Attending Church

    07/04/2020 1:51:10 PM PDT · by fwdude · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/02/20 | MIKE BERRY, ESQ. , GENERAL COUNSEL, FIRST LIBERTY INSTITUTE
    For the tens of millions of Americans of faith who worship together regularly, the onset of COVID-19 has been a spiritual tragedy. Houses of worship of every faith and denomination have been emptied by government fiat. ... One person who wants to be in church is Major Daniel Schultz of the United States Air Force. A devout Christian, Major Schultz is active in his church and is a member of the worship team. He attends church each week because he believes gathering with his fellow believers is an essential practice of his faith. Major Schultz is currently assigned to a...
  • Black Lives Do Not Matter (Thursbray)

    07/02/2020 6:25:20 AM PDT · by bray · 8 replies
    www.brayincandy ^ | 7/2/2020 | bray
    And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. Deuteronomy 10:4 The BLM cult is getting stronger and more powerful in America. This is just a militant extension of the Eart Worshiping New Age cult which Dems have been following for decades, but this one is all consuming. For a young atheistic girl in search of purity this one is the perfect religion since it has...
  • The New Religion Of The Woke Left Is A Faith Without Atonement

    06/30/2020 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Tripp Parker
    To 'pay' for their own sins, the zealots of the Woke Left's new religion are on a mission to sacrifice the reputations and livelihoods of others.> Much has been made of the similarities the “woke” left’s political program resembles a new religion. Columbia University linguist John McWhorter made the point in his discussion with evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein, James Lindsay describes how “wokeness” resembles a cult, and Hans Fiene wrote a satirical article in The Federalist describing the religious program in the “Cathedral of Blessed Wokery.”The woke Left’s program does seem to resemble a religion. This should not, however, be...
  • Supreme Court rules Montana scholarship program must include religious schools

    06/30/2020 7:39:07 AM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that barring religious institutions from a general state program violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative majority finding Montana violated the First Amendment when it excluded religious schools from a state scholarship program.
  • Social Justice Is a Threat to Human Rights and the Gospel

    06/29/2020 11:48:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Statement on Social Justice ^ | September 10 , 2018 | Samuel Sey
    Social justice was the basis for stripping rights away from Jews in the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Social justice was the basis for discrimination against Jews in the Soviet Union. Social justice was the basis for the holocaust in Nazi Germany. Social justice is the basis for South Africa’s initiative to strip property rights from White farmers. Social justice is the basis for stripping a pre-born baby’s right to life.
  • Thomas Moore Society wins lawsuit vs. Cuomo, DeBlasio

    06/27/2020 11:48:55 AM PDT · by stonehouse01 · 10 replies
    Remnant Newspapers ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael J. Matt
    Christopher Ferrara and the Thomas More Society law center have scored a major victory for religious freedom in America.
  • A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

    06/27/2020 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | Charles Battig
    First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created a false climate alarm which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.” To varying degrees, all three authors come from a strong environmental activist background, which observation makes their public revelations even more noteworthy. Planet of the Humans, the recent film produced by Michael Moore,...
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband on Federal Court's Religious Liberty Ruling Concerning New York City and New York State

    06/26/2020 7:49:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 26, 2020 | DOJ
    Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division issued the following statement in response to the federal court ruling today regarding religious liberty in New York City and New York State:"Today’s federal court decision is a win for religious freedom and the civil liberties of New Yorkers. Government cannot discriminate by protecting free speech and the right to assemble while threatening or limiting religious exercise – it must protect all rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. The court’s decision is consistent with positions and arguments made by the United States Department of Justice in similar filings and...
  • #FAKENOOSE STORY PROVES RACISM IS OUR NEW RELIGION

    06/24/2020 8:11:24 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 41 replies
    Outkick ^ | 6/24/2020 | By Jason Whitlock
    Anti-black racism is the new religion. It can’t be questioned or studied. It’s accepted on faith. We ascribe a power to it that is greater than God’s. If anti-black racism is against you, how can you succeed? Racism is in control of black people’s destiny. Racism explains everything. If you believe 100 shootings and a dozen murders in a weekend are a bigger problem than police brutality, you’re a racist. If you think Kaepernick sabotaged his NFL career, you’re a racist. If you argue anti-black racism is a real problem and the best way to combat it is through promoting...
  • Christians Don’t Need The Black Lives Matter Movement To Defeat Evil

    06/24/2020 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Joshua Lawson
    Christianity steeped in neighborly love ended slavery and defeated Jim Crow. The gospel, not the BLM movement, already has what we need to heal the nation. As churches across America restart in-person services, Christians and their pastors are feeling the heat. The “heat,” however, is not from the lack of air conditioning in the sanctuary as things get hot and humid — it’s the pressure to “say something” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.Yet just as Christians shouldn’t feel obligated to issue “official church statements” every time sin is committed (there would be little time for anything else),...
  • John McWhorter: This Far-Left Ideology We’re Seeing Is A Religion

    06/22/2020 4:53:04 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-22-20 | John Sexton
    As I’ve said before, academic John McWhorter is someone who has frequently strayed from ideological orthodoxy on the question of race and policing. For instance, last year he gave an interview on the 5 year anniversary of the death of Mike Brown which pointed out that a lot of what we initially heard about the case turned out not to be true. Over the weekend, McWhorter was interviewed by Bret Weinstein for his podcast show. The two discussed the current Black Lives Matter movement and the far-left ideology that seems to have migrated from college campuses to America’s city streets....
  • The Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Support of Freedom of Religion for Colorado Church

    06/20/2020 4:05:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 29, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Colorado federal court supporting the First Amendment religious freedom claims of High Plains Harvest Church and its pastor. The statement of interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr's April 27, 2020 initiative directing Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Eric Dreiband, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, to review state and local policies to ensure that civil liberties are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Especially during a crisis like this, the ability of people of faith to be able to exercise...
  • Angry Arminian Mob Pulls Down Statue Of John Calvin

    06/20/2020 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    PITTSBURGH, PA—A rowdy gang of angry, riled-up Arminian believers gathered to pull down a statue of Reformer John Calvin standing in front of Calvin Reformed Bible College & Seminary, authorities confirmed Friday. The band of Wesleyan troublemakers brought a rope, lassoed it around the neck of the stone likeness of Calvin, and yanked it down while yelling rallying cries like “Down with limited atonement!” “You’ll never take our free will!” and “For Servetus!” Mob members then stomped on the statue and spray-painted crude Arminian slogans on the downed Reformer, according to police reports. “We encourage all citizens to stay indoors...
  • Our Pain In Isolation Presents A Chance For Spiritual Re-Awakening

    06/20/2020 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 20, 2020 | Lewis M. Andrews
    Amidst the loneliness and suffering caused by the extended lockdowns, Americans have an opportunity to reconnect with their Creator. It seems to be part of human nature to postpone, for as long as possible, a realistic appraisal of looming catastrophe. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, both sides were so certain of a short, bloodless conflict that the first battle at Manassas was attended by hundreds of holiday picnickers from nearby Washington. Some sipped champagne, hoping to catch a glance what they assumed would be fleeting hostilities.The initial U.S. response to COVID-19 followed a similar pattern, as many...