Freedom of Religion Issues
Freedom of Religion Issues
🌟 Man Fired for Religious View 🌟
Due to a single complaint, the Bledsoe county, Tennessee school system has put in place a new ban on the distribution of all religious materials, including the Christian Bible, the Associated Press Reports.
Bledsoe County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Terry recently told the media that due to a complaint, the school is now banning religious distributions, meaning that the Christian group Gideons International will be barred from the school going forward. Gideon Chaplain Charlie Queen says that the decision surprises him, because he has been giving Bibles away in local schools for many years. Kids are free to take one or pass them up with no pressure, he reported. “We simply go in, we lay it on the table, we tell them what it is and who we are and if they want one…they freely take one,” Queen said. “We do not hand it to them, they take it freely and voluntarily.”
For her part, Superintendent Terry insisted that the distribution of Bibles violates the Constitution.
“Bledsoe County Schools do not allow the distribution of religious materials from any religious groups. The distribution of religious materials in a public school is in violation of constitutional provisions and well established federal and state laws and precedence,” Terry said. The U.S. Supreme Court, though, has ruled that religious expression in schools is not illegal. In 2001, for instance, a Christian club sued a New York school that wanted to restrict the club. The SCOTUS ruled that the school had to allow the club to meet on school property. Even the ACLU notes that it is “simply wrong” to assume that the Constitution had declared public schools to be “religion free zones.”
Local community members have said they plan to protest the new policy. “My whole congregation is very upset,” Pastor Bill Wolfe of Lee Station Baptist Church told WRCB TV. Wolfe warned that if this policy were allowed to stand it would just be the beginning. “They’re not going to stop at Bledsoe county, it will come to Sequatchie county, Cumberland county, Rhea county and all of the surrounding counties here. They’re going to try and stop it everywhere,” Wolfe added. ” We’re sliding further and further away from the principals our nation was founded on and it’s very sad because we used to be a Nation under God Now I really believe we are slipping further away and we’re not going to be able to say that much longer.” Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at email@example.com
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Today Senator Ted Cruz Responds to the arrest of Rowan County, City Clerk, Kim Davis.
Do you agree with Senator Cruz?
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court decision.
“In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage decision has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court’s decision was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.
“For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?
“Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?
“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.
“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in pubic office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.
“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.
“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”
Seceding From Sodom
This past weekend, we attended my nephew’s wedding in the mountains west of Wenatchee, Washington. It was a
beautiful mountain setting but that outside ceremony was intensely hot. As we departed and descended the mountain,
I could smell smoke. I didn’t see any fire burning, but for mile after mile I smelled the smoke.
I commented to Cherelyn several times about the pervasive smell of smoke, not like one single campfire, but a
different odor of smoke, something you smell when you come upon an area where there has been a recent forest fire.
Little did I know that, as we drove across that State, my brother and his family, as they returned to their home that
night in Wenatchee, where we had been staying prior to the wedding, returned to a crisis. The fires descended from
the hills, and, on Sunday, they were given just a few moments to grab anything they could from their home as they
evacuated in the face of the advancing flames.
In the twenty plus years my brother has lived there, there have been other wildfires that came close, but this was the
first time they were forced to abandon their home. They took refuge in their church further in town, away from the
danger zone. Providentially his home was not one of the two-dozen that were consumed by the fires that claimed 30
square miles of Washington State. As for my family, we escaped just ahead of the fires; smelling smoke but not fully
realizing what was happening behind us as we traveled eastward. We only became aware what had happened when
we saw the weather report highlighting the fires.
The old saying is certainly true, where there is smoke, there is fire.
I was thinking about all that is happening in our land today. The Supreme’s engaging in infantile wishful thinking. They
essentially declared that words have no meaning in law. Law is whatever they say it is and you’d better comply or
else! So, let’s get this straight: laws no longer mean what they say? Yes, you heard correctly, that’s what they said.
Laws mean whatever they wish them to mean—words only mean whatever the imaginations of five black-robed
lawyers want them to mean.
I don’t know about you, but in America today, I smell smoke. It comes in advance of the fire, and the fire is very real.
Those who specialize in imagining reality is what they like to think it is pretend they don’t smell that smoke. But where
there is smoke there is fire. And this isn’t some wildfire that consumes a couple dozen family homes; this is a fire like
unto that experienced in the towns of Gomorrah and Sodom, a total fire of devastation that leaves nothing behind.
Turn to Genesis 19:1-11:
“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them
rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now,
my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye
shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he
made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.”
Notice that Lot is a judicial leader in Sodom; he is one of the city’s judges. Court was held at the city gate, and when it
says, “Lot sat in the gate of Sodom;” it indicates that he was a judicial officer of the city. In that position at the city
gate, he would see those coming and going in and out of the city. So he, it appears, noticed the two angels, who were
hiding their glory and appearing as mere men when they came into Sodom. He knew the wickedness of this city and
he knew these strangers would not be safe from the Sodomites, were they to “abide in the street all night” as they
proposed to do.
Here is some real advice. Pastors – no more marriage licenses from the State. That thing the civil government calls
marriage is not marriage at all, it is a fraud, a sham, a lie. No Christian should marry under a marriage license.
Families – take back jurisdiction over marriage, education, property ownership, build up strong marriages that will be
an undeniable testimony to how fake marriages will never work and real marriages not founded on Jesus Christ will
falter because there are only two sinners who are there to make it work.
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Has God Evolved Regarding Acceptable Marital Unions?
President Obama has stated that Americans should not tell Americans who they should marry. This statement is correct. God has already determined what unions are acceptable, and God’s laws of nature do not change based on what you feel. Marriage is a holy union which was ordained by God, before there was a United States of America, and you have no constitutional right to marry. Since marriage is God’s union between a man and a woman, no other marriage unions are acceptable in God’s sight. What man calls Discrimination, God calls Sin.
As It Is Written/ Thus Sayeth the Lord (paraphrased) God realizes that many of us only want to do evil, so God is leaving us to do shameful things. Women have stopped having natural sex with men and started having sex with other women. Men have stopped having natural sex with women and began wanting each other all the time. Men did shameful things with other men, and in their bodies they will receive punishment for those wrongs. Because they do not think that is important to have a true knowledge of God, He is leaving them alone and allowing them to have their own worthless thinking. Man is being filled with every kind of sin, evil, greed, rudeness, pride, gossip, hatred, jealousy, murder, fighting, lying and thinking the worst things about each other. Man is disobedient to their parents, foolish, promise breakers, showing no kindness or mercy. THEY HATE GOD. If you as people of faith condone, accept, willfully participate in such behavior, and don’t stand up for God, it is better for you never to have known God. You will be like a dog returning to his own vomit. And if even an angel from heaven should preach any other gospel contrary to the one God has given, that person will be condemned by God.
“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth and that every thought and imagination of the human heart was evil all the time. And the Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart”. God loves us and is longsuffering and wants all men to be saved, but he hates willful sin, and his practice will not endure forever.
So as the United States Supreme Court decides on the merits of God’s law. Rest assured it does not matter to God what they decide. His law WILL NOT change. And whether you are the President of the United States, a member of the Supreme Court, a politician, or a member of the legislature, God does not give a good rats — about your decisions or opinions, neither does he care about opinion polls. When you attempt to redefine God’s law of nature you have declared that “We Are God’s”, and God’s commandments and laws mean nothing.
People of faith have been planted here, in this season, for a reason. To Stand Your Ground For God. And we are to obey man’s law except where it violates God’s law. So when man’s law comes in conflict with God’s law, people of faith are to “obey God rather than man”.
So the question is “Has God Evolved Regarding Acceptable Martial Unions?”
If your answer “NO”, as people of faith, will you stand with God or with Man?
It was passed on to me, so I am passing it on to you. Please pass it on, if the Spirit of God so directs you.
You Need to Know What Really Happened in Ireland
on 27 May, 2015 at 12:10
I almost never do this, but I felt it was very important to share a letter with you so that the whole world could
understand what really happened in Ireland as this predominantly Catholic nation voted decisively to redefine
After the vote, I posted this on Facebook:
What can we learn from the vote to redefine marriage in Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country?
1) Traditional “Christian” religion cannot stop the juggernaut of gay activism. Only a living, vibrant faith
will have the energy and commitment and depth to stand firm.
2) Sex-scandals in the Catholic Church in the 1990’s robbed the Church of its moral authority. How
can the Church speak to the society about sexual morality when it has largely disqualified itself?
Scandals like this take a long time to get over, and here in America, we have been plagued by
Evangelical scandals as well, involving some of our well-known leaders. To the extent we are deemed
hypocritical, to that extent we lack moral authority.
3) Ireland was not ready for the massive influx of gay activist funding from America. Sadly, from
President Obama down, America has been an aggressive force for normalizing homosexuality, and
without American funding and vision, it is doubtful that Ireland would have voted so strongly for such
May 23, 2015
Obama: Church Shouldn’t Focus Too Much on Protecting the
Unborn & Marriage
A couple of weeks ago President Obama took part in a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University where
he launched into an attack on the focus of the Christian church in America.
The panel was moderated by the famous Washington liberal E.J. Dionne, so it naturally gravitated to praising the left
while attacking the right when it comes to poverty. No discussion was had about the disparity in charitable
giving between red and blue states, but simply to the fact that conservatives didn’t believe the government should be
used for charity, while the left believes the government should be the main source of charity.
Continue reading Church Shouldn’t Focus Too Much on Protecting the Unborn & Marriage
Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality
In Just Five Sentences
Posted on April 29, 2015 at 8:54 am
“Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five Sentences “Continue reading Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality
by Jack Jenkins
How Atheists Are Turning ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Against
Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:00 am
“How Atheists Are Turning ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Against Religion ”
California Senate Passes SB 277, Throws in ‘Grandfather Clause’
The California Senate passed the controversial vaccine bill, dubbed Senate Bill 277, on Thursday, May 14, amid
enough resentment from parents who took to the streets and rammed into committee hearings, to testify against the
Continue reading California Senate Passes SB 277 Vaccine Bill
Bible still trumps court rulings
The Supreme Court of the United States is deciding the constitutionality of homosexual marriage. Now, Christians will
be forced to make the decision: Do I stand with God, or do I submit to Caesar?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for equal rights was rooted in the Biblical principle that God shows no partiality,
(Acts 10:34). Liberals and conservatives lauded Dr. King for standing firm for Biblical truths.
Mainstream Christianity is opposed to homosexual marriage based on the Biblical fact that God has condemned
homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Will liberals praise Christians for our Biblical stance against this sin?
Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God. Genesis 2:24 states: “Therefore a man leaves his
father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus reaffirms this:
“…He who made them from the beginning made them male and female… therefore a man shall leave his father and
mother and be joined to his wife.”
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s ruling, God has already made his decision on homosexual marriage. The Apostle
Peter said in Acts 5:29 “…We must obey God rather than men.”
Therefore, I’d rather be alone in heaven with Jesus, than in hell with the world’s population.