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  • Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em: Westminster Won’t Ban Tobacco

    11/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 5 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/19/2014 | Nicole Leonard
    There’s a time and place for everything, but that isn’t the case for a small Massachusetts town that could have become the first municipality in the nation to ban tobacco sales. The Westminster Board of Health withdrew its proposal to ban all tobacco sales on Wednesday after receiving criticism and outrage from the audience at a meeting last week. Board of health members Peter Munro and Ed Simoncini voted against the ban while Chairwoman Andrea Crete voted to keep the proposal for consideration, reported the Boston Globe. “It is obvious the town is against it and therefore I am against...
  • Raucous hearing on tobacco sales in Westminster halted

    11/13/2014 12:17:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Sean P. Murphy
    WESTMINSTER — An unruly public hearing on a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products came to a sudden and rowdy halt Wednesday evening after shouting and clapping opponents of the ban repeatedly refused the chairwoman’s request to come to order. The ban, proposed by the Board of Health in this Central Massachusetts town, would be the first of its kind in the state. It has led to angry reactions from residents who worry that it will hurt the local economy and allow government too much discretion in controlling private conduct. “This is about freedom; it’s my body and...
  • Massachusetts town weighs nation’s 1st tobacco ban (Westminster)

    11/09/2014 4:25:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2014 2:23 PM EST | Amy Crawford
    The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. This sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in America’s tobacco wars. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines. …
  • In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales

    10/28/2014 4:35:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kay Lazar
    The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young. Draft regulations posted on the town’s website would prohibit sales of products containing tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and even electronic cigarettes, which use batteries to heat nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. The plan has infuriated local store owners, who are circulating petitions to block the action, saying it would drive them out of...
  • Texas Baptist Universities and Westminster Seminary Win Lawsuit Against Controversial HHS Mandate

    12/28/2013 8:58:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | 28 December 2013
    Today [December 27, 2013] a Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial HHS mandate ruling in favor of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University. In a 46-page opinion, the court ruled that the federal mandate requiring employers to provide employees with abortion-causing drugs and devices violates federal civil rights laws, and issued an injunction against the mandate. Religious plaintiffs have now won injunctions in 9 out of 12 such cases involving non-profit entities challenging the mandate. “The government doesn’t have the right to decide what religious beliefs are legitimate and which ones aren’t,” said Eric...
  • California city OKs parade despite gay exclusion (Westminster)

    12/12/2013 5:59:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2013 1:53 AM EST
    A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year’s parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community’s gay and lesbian residents. Members of a gay and lesbian group pleaded with the Westminster City Council to deny the permit to the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California at a meeting, but the vote to grant it was unanimous. …
  • 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (2012) - 2nd night

    02/14/2012 5:07:09 PM PST · by nuconvert · 215 replies
    WestminsterKennelClub ^ | Feb. 14, 2012
    This is the 2nd & final night, culminating in Best in Show. Tuesday, February 14 - 8-11 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network Groups: Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups Best In Show
  • Westminster Dog show best of group results - 2012 (1st night)

    02/14/2012 4:39:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Group Results: TOY - 1st place - Ch Palacegarden Malachy Breed: Pekingese Sex: Dog Date of Birth: January 24, 2008 2nd place - Affenpinscher 3rd place - Miniature Pinscher 4th place - Silky Terrier NON-SPORTING: 1st Place - GCH Spotlights Ruffian Breed: Dalmatian Sex: Dog Date of Birth: March 02, 2007 2nd place - Chinese Shar-Pei 3rd place - Lowchen 4th place - Poodle (miniature) HERDING: 1st Place - GCH Babheim's Captain Crunch Breed: German Shepherd Dog Sex: Dog Date of Birth: March 10, 2007 2nd place - Bouviers des Flandres 3rd place - Old English Sheepdog 4th place -...
  • The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (2012)

    02/13/2012 5:08:23 PM PST · by nuconvert · 113 replies
    Tonight & tomorrow night 8PM ET... Begins on the USA channel and switches over to CNBC after the first hour All Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds and varieties will be judged on Monday, with Groups judged on Monday evening. All Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds and varieties will be judged on Tuesday, with Groups judged on Tuesday evening. Best In Show will also be judged on Tuesday evening. Six needs breeds will be added this year: AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUND (Hound Group) CESKY TERRIER (Terrier Group) ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOG (Herding Group) FINNISH LAPPHUND (Herding Group) NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUND (Non-Sporting Group) XOLOITZCUINTLI...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 16 - Of Good Works

    12/20/2010 5:05:10 PM PST · by HarleyD · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chapter XVI Of Good Works I. Good works are only such as God has commanded in His holy Word,[1] and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or upon any pretence of good intention.[2] II. These good works, done in obedience to God's commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith:[3] and by them believers manifest their thankfulness,[4] strengthen their assurance,[5] edify their brethren,[6] adorn the profession of the Gospel,[7] stop the mouths of the adversaries,[8] and glorify God,[9] whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto,[10]...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 15 - Repentence unto Life

    12/16/2010 5:17:53 PM PST · by HarleyD
    Chapter XV Of Repentance unto Life I. Repentance unto life is an evangelical grace,[1] the doctrine whereof is to be preached by every minister of the Gospel, as well as that of faith in Christ.[2] II. By it, a sinner, out of the sight and sense not only of the danger, but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins, as contrary to the holy nature, and righteous law of God; and upon the apprehension of His mercy in Christ to such as are penitent, so grieves for, and hates his sins, as to turn from them all unto...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 14 - Of Saving Faith

    12/13/2010 6:24:04 PM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Chapter XIV Of Saving Faith I. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls,[1] is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts,[2] and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word,[3] by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and strengthened.[4] II. By this faith, a Christian believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word, for the authority of God Himself speaking therein;[5] and acts differently upon that which each particular passage thereof contains; yielding obedience to the...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 13 - Of Sanctification

    12/12/2010 12:13:47 PM PST · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Chapter XIII Of Sanctification I. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection,[1] by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them:[2] the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,[3] and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified;[4] and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,[5] to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.[6] II. This sanctification is throughout, in...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 12 - On Adoption

    12/11/2010 2:34:29 PM PST · by HarleyD
    Chapter XII Of Adoption All those that are justified, God vouchsafes, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption,[1] by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,[2] have His name put upon them,[3] receive the spirit of adoption,[4] have access to the throne of grace with boldness,[5] are enabled to cry, Abba, Father,[6] are pitied,[7] protected,[8] provided for,[9] and chastened by Him as by a Father:[10] yet never cast off,[11] but sealed to the day of redemption;[12] and inherit the promises,[13]...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 11 - Of Justification

    12/07/2010 5:16:56 PM PST · by HarleyD · 11 replies
    Chapter XI Of Justification I. Those whom God effectually calls, He also freely justifies;[1] not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alone; nor by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them,[2] they receiving and resting on Him and His righteousness by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 10 - Of Effectual Calling

    12/05/2010 4:46:54 AM PST · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Chapter X Of Effectual Calling I. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed time, effectually to call,[1] by His Word and Spirit,[2] out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ;[3] enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God,[4] taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh;[5] renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power, determining them to that which is good,[6] and effectually drawing them to Jesus...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 9 - Of Free Will

    12/03/2010 11:44:31 AM PST · by HarleyD · 5 replies
    Chapter IX Of Free Will I. God has endued the will of man with that natural liberty, that is neither forced, nor, by any absolute necessity of nature, determined good, or evil.[1] II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom, and power to will and to do that which was good and well pleasing to God;[2] but yet, mutably, so that he might fall from it.[3] III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, has wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation:[4] so as, a natural man, being altogether averse from that...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 8 - Of Christ the Mediator

    12/02/2010 4:51:08 PM PST · by HarleyD · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Chapter VIII Of Christ the Mediator I. It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[1] the Prophet,[2] Priest,[3] and King,[4] the Head and Savior of His Church,[5] the Heir of all things,[6] and Judge of the world:[7] unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed,[8] and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[9] II. The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 8 - Of Christ the Mediator

    12/01/2010 4:28:28 PM PST · by HarleyD
    Chapter VIII Of Christ the Mediator I. It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[1] the Prophet,[2] Priest,[3] and King,[4] the Head and Savior of His Church,[5] the Heir of all things,[6] and Judge of the world:[7] unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed,[8] and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[9] II. The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 7 - Of God's Covenant With Man

    11/30/2010 3:54:09 PM PST · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Chapter VII Of God's Covenant with Man I. The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto Him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of Him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which He has been pleased to express by way of covenant.[1] II. The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works,[2] wherein life was promised to Adam; and in him to his posterity,[3] upon condition of perfect and personal obedience.[4] III. Man, by his fall, having...