Talk about this issue in Communicate Now link in header tab. There needs to be a serious debate on this topic which is causing, in part, #WhiteGenocide.
A new hashtag has become popular after the whole Chick-Fil-A blowback. This time we have Starbucks to contend with whom seems to have taken a political act against the sacrament of marriage. Society has been on a downgrade by what the word of God calls an "abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). Haters of a sane and just society abound and we as the children of God must defend against actions to undermine His word. Come join us in keeping our faith a sound matter for a healthier world.
On the other hand there are those who stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court staking their claim to how they want America to be...
Just remember to bring a smoking jacket next time!
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Atheists of Florida, Inc. in 2010 challenged Lakeland, Florida's prayer before meetings, that the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution was in violation, but was rejected by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying the atheists' arguments do not promote Christianity since employees, commission members and members of the public would not be required to participate in such prayers. Also, the City of Lakeland does not exercises control over the words or denomination of the speaker for their words during a prayer. In the past, the City of Lakeland won similar cases against both the Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Family Research Council.
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Did anyone notice that the South African official did not use the term, "Land owner" but instead called the Boers "Occupiers"?
Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case. In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross.
A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so.
It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. The Christian women bringing the case, Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin, claim that they were discriminated against when their employers barred them from wearing the symbols.
They say that Christians are given less protection than members of other religions who have been granted special status for garments or symbols such as the Sikh turban and kara bracelet, or the Muslim hijab. Andrea Williams, the director of the Christian Legal Center, said: “It is extraordinary that a Conservative government should argue that the wearing of a cross is not a generally recognized practice of the Christian faith.
In recent months the courts have refused to recognize the wearing of a cross, belief in marriage between a man and a woman and Sundays as a day of worship as ‘core’ expressions of the Christian faith. “What next? Will our courts overrule the Ten Commandments?”
Monday, 19 December 2011 as reported by riverdaughter
Update3: Police are moving into Times Square. The march has broken up but this isn’t significant. The occupiers are dispersed but the occupation movement tends to move in mysterious ways. They’re at the Red Steps in Times Square. There is a people’s march going on somewhere ahead.
OK, what are they up to??
There is a proposal to go back to Zuccotti. But someone (is that Dwayne? *swoon*) says that they should stay in Times Square and have a general assembly there.
Update2: The occupiers are headed towards Times Square. They were kettled briefly at 29th street and 7th avenue. But the kettling nets were trampled by occupiers who sprinted away. So, the cops let everyone go. Now, the occupiers are marching more or less quietly to Times Square by walking in the street. The cops are also walking in the street. Tim the cameraman at The Other 99 livestream reports that the cops are targeting media, roughing them up and arresting them. They are also monitoring the livestreams. By walking to Times Square, the protestors are going to blend in with the theatre crowd.
There are people being tased!!
They are being forced out of the Times Square area. Hey, that doesn’t seem right. What if you have tickets?
The police are also looking for people who they think may be functioning in an organizational capacity. One of the march “pacers” has been arrested.
Update: The Occupiers have taken to the street. They were headed towards Rev. Cooper’s house. He has been representing Trinity Church. But they were diverted by police. So, they took to the streets, running the wrong way down one way streets. The police don’t have good tactics to handle that. There are now arrests in progress. You can find some of the livecoverage at Wearetheother99. Here is their livestream. http://occupystreams.org/item/occupy-nyc-the-other-99
New chant: “Move like water, burn like fire”
The street is now kettled. Police are moving in saying that no one is getting off this block.
Looks like the cameraman may be about to be arrested.
Damn, I’m sorry to have missed this one. You have to check out this video if you haven’t seen it yet. The occupiers built a ladder and went over the fence into Duarte Park at 6th and Canal. And who was the first one over? It was a bishop and several other clergy. They dropped down to the other side but this whole idea was planned in advance because a second ladder was dropped into the park and connected to the first ladder so that occupiers didn’t have to jump down.
Check out the video here http://llcdn8.twitvid.com/twitvidvideosv2/Y/F/H/YFHNZ.tmp.mp4?e=1324163520&h=ebbd237fc47d56fa5ed80697e39a8821
Sorry, I’m blogging on my iPad so I can’t embed without major headaches.
This is absolutely the right thing to do. We are seeing a replay of the demonstration at the Temple with Trinity Church playing the role of Caiphas, cooperating with the Romans to keep the riff-raff in check. I know the church has been generous with their hospitality and hot chocolate. But what the occupiers need is a space. Now is the time to make a commitment. Otherwise, the Trinity has lost sight of what it means to be Christian. You do not want to be the ones who threw out the people protesting the money changers and the jackbooted thugs they support.
We’ve replaced crucifixion with indefinite detention but the obliteration of the protestor will happen just the same. Where is Obama in all of this? Will he allow the scenes of oppression and thuggery spread from Cairo and Syria to NYC?
Is this a free country? And where are the rest of the Christians? Shouldn’t they be down there, helping each other over the fence?
Monday, 21 November 2011
Dear CSPUSA member,
Yesterday, Walgreens placed a 24-page circular in newspapers all across America. It had all the festive markings of that day known as...Holiday?
It's true! At Walgreens, they advertise "Holiday Candy," "Holiday Gift Tags," "Holiday Gift Wrap," "Holiday Decor," "Holiday Accessories," "Holiday Nuts and Snacks" and "Holiday Hats and Stockings." But no Christmas! In total, Walgreens used the term "holiday" 36 times, rather than using "Christmas."
Oh, the trees advertised in their circular? It's just "Prelit" trees.
Go to Walgreens' website and you can shop their "Holiday Shop" and take advantage of their "Holiday Shipping." If you want Christmas, it's not there.
At Walgreens, Christmas doesn't exist! Walgreens wants you to do your "Christmas" shopping with them, while refusing to recognize that Christmas even exists.
Walgreens doesn't want to offend non-Christians by using the word Christmas. The fact that they're censoring the use of Christmas and might offend Christians by doing so seems to be of no importance.
1. Sign your pledge to boycott Walgreens this Christmas season.
2. Call Walgreens' Customer Service at 1-800-289-2273 and let them know you will boycott their stores this Christmas, or until they agree to begin recognizing Christmas in their so-called "holiday" advertisements and website.
3. AFA has released its annual "Naughty or Nice" list of retailers for 2011. Find out how other stores stand in the War on Christmas.
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Thursday, 17 November 2011
Due to many questions about socialism and social media ASP would like to make it clear that the party does not condone restricting freedom of speech or thought and the party does not approve of any closed and restricted group pages. ASP has been made aware that one specific group page has been making personal attacks on fellow comrades that have nothing to do with talking about socialism. The party ask that people avoid such traps as the example URL below:
By now you are aware that the 27 passengers and crew on the Saoirse and the Tahrir have been kidnapped by Israeli forces and taken to Givon prison. They will be held there at least overnight if not longer. Please take these actions immediately and pass this on to your lists and contacts:
Call the State Department:
Here are some talking points or suggested messaging:
Gaza has been under siege since mid-2006, depriving 1.6 million people of their liberty and basic human rights. Although the siege has been condemned by the United Nations, the Red Cross, and many national governments, nothing has been done to ease the plight of these civilians. Civil society has had to act where governments would not. Two ships with 27 passengers from 5 countries sailed to Gaza to confront the Israeli naval blockade, and to bring medical supplies and letters of support. They were seized in international waters by Israeli gunboats, and the passengers kidnapped and taken to Israeli prisons.
As Americans we insist that our government (which sends Israel $3 billion in military aid every year), demands that Israel immediately free the kidnapped passengers and boats and ends its illegal blockade of Gaza. There is absolutely no excuse to subject 1.6 million people to collective punishment. Ask your local press to cover this story. Up-to-date information and press releases will be available at www.ustogaza.org, www.irishshiptogaza.org and www.tahrir.ca
November 4, 2011
Israel and the US outsourced the siege of Gaza to Athens last summer by preventing 8 boats in the Freedom Flotilla 2-Stay Human from sailing from Greek ports to Gaza. Despite this we were able to bring world-wide attention to the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Our efforts in Greece only fueled our determination to challenge the imprisonment of the people of Gaza. We said we would continue to sail and so we are!!!
At this moment, two boats are in international waters in the Mediterranean heading to Gaza. One boat, the Saoirse from Ireland, includes parliamentarians among its passengers. The other, the Tahrir, carries representatives from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Palestine.
The U.S. Representative on the Tahrir, Kit Kittredge, was a passenger on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope mission in Athens in July. A journalist from Democracy Now is on the Tahrir also. Civil society organizations in Gaza await their arrival, and look forward to the delivery of letters collected from thousands of U.S. supporters in the To Gaza With Love campaign.
We need your help to make this mission a success. Please take these actions immediately.
1. Check these websites for updates: US to Gaza, Irish Ship to Gaza and Canadian Boat to Gaza, watch or listen to Democracy Now for live coverage from the Tahrir.. Look for twitter hashtag #Freedomwaves.
2. Spread the word far and wide – send this alert to your contacts.
3. If you are an American, call the State Department and the White House- demand that they take immediate action to ensure the safe passage of these boats and to put an end to the siege of Gaza.
Call the State Department:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 202-647-5291
U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro 011-972-3-519-7575
Office of Israel/Palestinian Affairs Paul Sutphin 202-647-3672
Office of Consular Affairs, Kim Richter 202-647-8308
and the White House: 202-456-1414
email President Obama at http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Here are some talking points or suggested messaging:
Gaza has been under siege since mid-2006, depriving 1.6 million people of their liberty and basic human rights. Although the siege has been condemned by the United Nations, the Red Cross, and many national governments, nothing has been done to ease the plight of these civilians. Civil society has had to act where governments would not. Two ships with 27 passengers from 5 countries are sailing to Gaza to confront the Israeli naval blockade, and to bring medical supplies and letters of support.
Since Americans pay for this occupation and illegal blockade, we insist that our government (which sends Israel $3 billion in military aid every year), demands that Israel insures the ships’ safe passage and ends its illegal blockade of Gaza. There is absolutely no excuse to subject 1.6 million people to collective punishment.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
|by Timothy Platt; MSM, RFS|
While attending a conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, Op-Ed Columnist Paul Krugman wrote a stunning admission: “Bailing out the banks while punishing workers [was] not, in fact, a recipe for prosperity.” Capitalist pundits are beginning to line up with criticism against socioeconomic policies that are causing such distortions in the economy that the effects of capitalism can no longer be denied or ignored. Conversely as well, socialistic policies are beneficial not only to society, but to the economy.
Krugman reports: “There’s a lesson here for the rest of us: The suffering that so many of our citizens are facing is unnecessary. If this is a time of incredible pain and a much harsher society, that was a choice. It didn’t and doesn’t have to be this way.”
Krugman's critique compares two opposing choices made by Iceland on the one hand, and Latvia and Greece on the other. These countries, like many others were facing banking disasters and fiscal insolvency. Being pressured by the European Union to introduce extreme austerity measures, Latvia and Greece capitulated to those expectations; Iceland did not.
Socialistic values emerged among the Icelanders. The fact that the banks allowed themselves to get tangled up in risky investments was an issue between the banks and their investors. The Icelanders decided it was not the government's role to bailout the wealthy elite from their bad decisions, but to protect the working populous from the effects of the Elites' bad decisions.
As Krugman explains it: “A funny thing happened on the way to economic Armageddon: Iceland’s very desperation made conventional behavior impossible, freeing the nation to break the rules. Where everyone else bailed out the bankers and made the public pay the price, Iceland let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net. Where everyone else was fixated on trying to placate international investors, Iceland imposed temporary controls on the movement of capital to give itself room to maneuver.”
Austerity measures in Latvia have produced a neutral effect on the economy. The neutral effect has been gained at tremendous hardships imposed upon the poor. And, while Greece struggles to maintain a minimal safety net, austerity – thus far – has failed. Yet, American politicians – both Democratic and Republican alike – champion austerity in order to protect the society's “Most Deserving.”
What is seen being played out is the old myth – Hard Work Will Set You Free. And, the American poor that dreams of someday becoming Rich & Famous defend the old myth as Gospel Truth. History shows hard work does not actually set a populous free. Working harder to placate the insatiable demands of an elite few only depletes the working class of its resources (remember – the Company Store).
Iceland shows a reality that is more compassionate, a success-proven reality expressing the virtues of socialism. As we already quoted Krugman writing: “If this is a time of incredible pain and a much harsher society, that was a choice.” “The suffering that so many of our citizens are facing is unnecessary.” The harshness created by capitalism is a vice so heavy, it is crushing the foundations of society.
Friday, 28 October 2011
CNN this past week ask these two questions as a mainstream media outlet all across the nation. CSPUSA has the simplest of answers that was brought about in Dante Alighieri's book The Inferno. He referred to this as "giusto sdegno" which translates in English to "just anger" and his example is of righteous indignation citing the virtue of Christ against the money changers. We can read this directly from the Bible in Matthew 21:12 The Cleansing of the Temple and in Christ's own red letter words, "It is written: 'My house shall be a house of prayer,' but you are making it a den of thieves." This is His Gospel reply to the Jewish money changers.
Sunday, 9 October 2011 - MSN, Riots over church attack in Egypt kills 24
Flames lit up downtown Cairo, where massive clashes raged Sunday, drawing Christians angry over a recent church attack, Muslims and Egyptian security forces. At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.
The rioting lasted late into the night, bringing out a deployment of more than 1,000 security forces and armored vehicles to defend the state television building along the Nile, where the trouble began. The military clamped a curfew on the area until 7 a.m.
The clashes spread to nearby Tahrir Square, drawing thousands of people to the vast plaza that served as the epicenter of the protests that ousted Mubarak. On Sunday night, they battled each other with rocks and firebombs, some tearing up pavement for ammunition and others collecting stones in boxes.
At one point, an armored security van sped into the crowd, striking a half-dozen protesters and throwing some into the air. Protesters retaliated by setting fire to military vehicles, a bus and private cars, sending flames rising into the night sky.
After midnight, mobs roamed downtown streets, attacking cars they suspected had Christian passengers. In many areas, there was no visible police or army presence to confront or stop them.
Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million people, blame the country's ruling military council for being too lenient on those behind a spate of anti-Christian attacks since Mubarak's ouster. As Egypt undergoes a chaotic power transition and security vacuum in the wake of the uprising, the Coptic Christian minority is particularly worried about the show of force by ultraconservative Islamists.
The violence casts a shadow over the imminent parliamentary election. Voting starts on November 28 with candidates due to begin registering during the week starting Wednesday.
The clashes also added to growing frustration among activists with the army who many Egyptians suspect wants to keep hold of the reins of power from behind the scenes even as it hands over day-to-day government. The army denies this.
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, addressing the nation in a televised speech, said the violence threatened to throw Egypt's post-Mubarak transition off course.
"These events have taken us back several steps," he said. "Instead of moving forward to build a modern state on democratic principles we are back to seeking stability and searching for hidden hands — domestic and foreign — that meddle with the country's security and safety."
"I call on Egyptian people, Muslims and Christians, women and children, young men and elders to hold their unity," Sharaf said.
The Christian protesters said their demonstration began as a peaceful attempt to sit in at the television building. But then, they said, they came under attack by thugs in plainclothes who rained stones down on them and fired pellets.
"The protest was peaceful. We wanted to hold a sit-in, as usual," said Essam Khalili, a protester wearing a white shirt with a cross on it. "Thugs attacked us and a military vehicle jumped over a sidewalk and ran over at least 10 people. I saw them."
Wael Roufail, another protester, corroborated the account. "I saw the vehicle running over the protesters. Then they opened fired at us," he said.
Khalili said protesters set fire to army vehicles when they saw them hitting the protesters.
Ahmed Yahia, a Muslim resident who lives near the TV building, said he saw the military vehicle plow into protesters. "I saw a man's head split into two halves and a second body flattened when the armored vehicle ran over it. When some Muslims saw the blood they joined the Christians against the army," he said.
Television footage showed the military vehicle slamming into the crowd. Coptic protesters were shown attacking a soldier, while a priest tried to protect him. One soldier collapsed in tears as ambulances rushed to the scene to take away the injured.
At least 24 people were killed in the clashes, Health Ministry official Hisham Sheiha said on state TV.
Cabinet spokesman Mohamed Hegazy told Reuters the cabinet would hold a special session Monday to discuss the events.
"The most important thing is to contain the situation, see the way forward and the necessary measures to avoid any ramifications," Hegazy said, adding a committee of prominent figures from the church and Al-Azhar mosque would also meet.
Presidential candidate Amr Moussa and political groups said they would hold an emergency meeting Monday about the violence.
The army imposed a curfew on Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focus for protests that brought down Mubarak, and the downtown area. It was set from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., (0000-0500 GMT).
The protest began in the Shubra district of northern Cairo, then headed to the state television building along the Nile where men in plainclothes attacked about a thousand Christian protesters as they chanted denunciations of the military rulers.
"The people want to topple the field marshal!" the protesters yelled, referring to the head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi. Some Muslim protesters later joined in the chant.
Later in the evening, a crowd of Muslims turned up to challenge the Christian crowds, shouting, "Speak up! An Islamic state until death!"
September 21, 2011
A southern California family has been fined for holding regular Bible studies at their home because it violates a city zoning code, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
The city of San Juan Capistrano, in Orange County, fined Charles and Stephanie Fromm $300 for having as many as 50 people assembled at their home twice a week, the Times reported. City officials also warned the couple that subsequent fines could increase if they continued to host the Bible studies without obtaining a special permit.
A religious legal non-profit group, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), has taken up the case saying the fine was a violation of religious freedom.
A spokeswoman for the city of San Juan Capistrano stressed that local authorities were not trying to prohibit home Bible study.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/21...bible-studies/
August 16, 2011 An interesting debate is about to happen all across America as many are looking at what is happening in Europe today.
A Florida teacher has been suspended and removed from the classroom in Mount Dora, Florida, for comments made on his Facebook page against homosexual "marriage." Liberty Counsel will be representing the teacher in court.
In response to New York's passage of a same-sex marriage bill, Jerry Buell criticized the new law in a pair of Facebook posts. He wrote, "If they want to call it a union, go ahead. But don't insult a man and woman's marriage by throwing it in the same cesspool of whatever. God will not be mocked. When did this sin become acceptable?"
Just minutes later, he added, "I will never accept it because God will never accept it. Romans chapter one."
This reference to Scripture and man-woman marriage has now been labeled as a "code ethics violation" by school officials.
Mr. Buell is currently subject to an Inquisition-type investigation. The school will not let him back into the classroom, says a school official, "until we do all the interviews and do a thorough job of looking at everything - past or previous writings."
Says Mr. Buell, "It was my own personal comment on my own personal time on my own personal computer in my own personal house, exercising what I believed as a social studies teacher to be my First Amendment rights."
It's worth noting that Florida's constitution prohibits recognition of same-sex marriage, the exact view Mr. Buell supports. In essence, he is now being accused of hate speech for expressing a view enshrined in the state constitution.
Send an email today to the Lake County school superintendent and school board, insisting that Jerry Buell be returned to the classroom immediately and that no disciplinary action be taken against him.
Susan Moxley, Superintendent
Lake County Schools
201 West Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, FL 32778
E-Mail: Susan Moxley, Lake County Schools
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The divisions in America are deep seated and go to our most fundamental core beliefs. Some say it is a “cultural” war but this war is for the very soul of America.
My American Heritage Dictionary describes Balkanize as the dividing of a region or territory into small, often hostile units, as in the political division of the Balkans in the early 20th century.
Like a woman experiencing birth pangs, the United States of America is more frequently and more violently (at least for now in rhetoric only) becoming more Balkanized than any time in its modern history. Many will say it is just politics. But it is much more than that. It is deep seated and goes to the fundamental core beliefs of people. Some say it is a “cultural” war but this war is for the very soul of America.
Having the vision to match his wisdom, Benjamin Franklin after leaving the Constitutional Convention was asked, “Well Mr. Franklin what do we have a Monarchy or a Republic?” Mr. Franklin replied, “A Republic, if we can keep it.” That question is perhaps more relevant today than ever.
Franklin could see that freedom was a double edged sword. If not careful, future Americans could take advantage of the choices freedom provides and these choices would someday collide. Like great tectonic plates crushing into each other, will an America survive as E Pluribus Unum or E Unum Pluribus?
Americans in search of greater freedom have collided with each other and the schisms have indeed been deep. The Civil rights movement was such a division, one that has made many strides but is still a work in progress. Yet there are those 2nd generation Civil rights advocates who have left Dr. Kings dream of a “color blind” society. Dr. King desired a society that judged people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. However, those now seeking “civil rights” don’t want to be judged based on the content of their character and this I believe hits the nail on the head of America’s deepest divide. There are those who believe in moral absolutes vs. those who don’t, the secular vs. the religious. Will an America so divided on values, morals and the place of God in society remain one nation under God or become The Balkanized States of North America.
Is America simply following the societal corollary of the 2nd law of Thermodynamics, which states, A system, any system will proceed from order to disorder (become corrupted) if a greater force is not applied to that system.
The “greater force” that held society together at the founding of America was a moral and religious people. This is perhaps why President John Adams said in speaking about the Constitution, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
At the founding there were many issues still unresolved, slavery being the most prominent. The problem was eventually resolved but at a high price through the judgment of God as Benjamin Rush predicted in 1773. He said in a letter written to ministers, “Remember that national crimes require national punishments, and declaring what punishment awaits this evil, you may venture to assure them, that it cannot pass with impunity, unless God shall cease to be just or merciful.”
Truly moral and religious people are, as the founders knew; a self governing people.
They require few laws to keep them in line with others because they lived by higher laws that required them to “love thy neighbor,” “to do unto others as they wish others to do unto them.” As long as the pulpits in the churches where they attended, as De Tocqueville described, were “aflame with righteousness,” the fabric of America held together.
But sadly, as the flame of righteousness began to flicker, her churches gradually became more secularized. The secular society began impacting the churches and denominations instead of the churches and her people impacting society. Today in some of our largest Denominations one can scarcely detect any difference between secular society and church teachings. These denominations have become spiritually irrelevant and meaningless in impacting America for the good.
Are there no national consequences when “the people” of God have just as high a divorce rate and families destroyed as those outside the church. When priests prey on its most innocent victims but even more importantly, there is no sense of deep repentance from the guilty or the church hierarchy. Are their no repercussions when even people of “faith” like their secular brethren consider the killing of the innocent, a freedom of choice?
So what will happen to America if it continues to go down this road of godless secularization, where every vestige of God is removed from the public square, where public religious freedom is attacked, where every moral restraint is lifted in the name of freedom, where the greater force of righteousness withdraws from its religious people?
One thing is certain, De Tocqueville describes what will happen and indeed what is happening when the flames of righteousness dim across America, “America will cease to be great.”
America will cease to be great; when good people have not the moral courage or the will to stand up to the evil in their own lives; when what used to be conducted shamefully in secret is now celebrated in the light of day; when unthinkable murderous acts not even contemplated forty years ago are now scarcely front page news; when public debate turns into a vitriolic ranting; when public leaders use the most vulgar of language, yet are horrified that the Ten Commandments are displayed in some sleepy out of the way location in middle America; when our largest economic export becomes pornography.
This is the choice that freedom gives to America; revive the flame of righteousness in its churches and its people or continue down the balkanized path of irrelevancy that secular anarchy produces.
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RUGGLES WAS DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE SAYING JESUS WAS A BASTARD AND HIS MOTHER WAS A WHORE. THIS WAS IN 1811. HE WAS CHARGED WITH AN ATTACK ON THE NATION. THE REASONING BEING IS THAT AN ATTACK ON JESUS WAS AN ATTACK ON CHRISTIANITY. AN ATTACK ON CHRISTIANITY IS AN ATTACK ON A CHRISTIAN NATION AND SINCE WE WERE A CHRISTIAN NATION IT WAS AN ATTACK ON US HE WAS FINED 300 DOLLARS AND GIVEN 5 MONTH IN JAIL
The question begs then, did the Supreme Court recognize the United States as a Christian nation? Well, in 1892 the US Supreme Court made this ruling in a case. (Church of The Holy Trinity vs. The United States.) "No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is a Christian nation."
"We are not to attribute this prohibition of a national religious establishment to an indifference to religion in general, and especially to Christianity (which none could hold in more reverence, than the framers of the Constitution) . . . Probably at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and of the first amendment to it . . . . the general if not the universal sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the state so far as was not incompatible with the private rights of conscience and the freedom of religious worship. An attempt to level all religions, and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference, would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation . . . The real object of the amendment was not to countenance, much less to advance, Mahometanism, or Judaism, or infidelity [secularism], by prostrating Christianity; but exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment which should give to a hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government." Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story on the First Amendment
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens, George Washington's farewell address
1983 - Oct. 4, 1982, Joint Resolution of Congress: "Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation of people. Whereas Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of The United States ... Whereas that renewing our knowledge of, and faith in God through Holy Scriptures can strengthen us as a nation and a people. Now therefore be it resolved ... that the President is authorized and requested to designate 1983 as a national "Year of the Bible" in recognition of both the formative influence the Bible has been for our nation, and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures." February 3, 1983 - President Ronald Reagan issued the above requested proclamation. President George Bush declared 1990 to be the international year of Bible reading
Almost nine out of 10 Americans (86%) say that they believe in God, even when given the choice of saying that they "don't believe in God, but believe in a universal spirit or higher power" (chosen by only eight percent). In fact, only five percent of the population choose neither of these choices and thus claim a more straightforward atheistic position. Gallup Poll, Christmas 1999
93% of North Americans are Christians, less than 2% are Jewish, and less than 2% are a combination of Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus. Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year
George Washington established Thanksgiving as a national religious holiday.
"This great nation was founded ... by Christians" ~Patrick Henry.
Our Forefathers established the US as a Christian nation.
December 4, 2009
Amidst all the holiday shopping craziness, most Americans at this time of year want to see holiday signs that wish them a "Merry Christmas."
A new Rasmussen national telephone survey finds that 72% of adults prefer "Merry Christmas," while only 22% like "Happy Holidays." The survey also found that older Americans favor "Merry Christmas" more than younger adults. See the full article.
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Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
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