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Prayer and Presidents, Governors, Judges, the ACLU, and the Constitution

Two news items about religion and civil government caught my attention over the weekend. First, in a 2–1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., has ruled in favor of two county residents who complained that they were offended at hearing “in Jesus’ name” in a public prayer. The federal decision upholds […]

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Beware of Mr. Fix-It Politicians Going to Washington

It’s been said that history repeats itself. Take, for example, the supposed freakish parallels between the assassinations of presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln was first elected to Congress in 1846. John Kennedy followed exactly 100 years later. Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. After […]

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“The Conspirator” Movie Review

The Civil War didn’t end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to the north. Well, not for some southerners. After President Lincoln was assassinated, Yanks brought the conspirators to court for trial. Among the convicted: Mary Surratt. What became of her? Did the northern court give the southerners a fair trial? “The Conspirator” movie by Robert […]

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Jimmy Carter Should Stop Teaching Sunday School

The Huffington Post reports that Former President Jimmy Carter said in a recent interview with “Big Think” “that the nation’s tolerance of gays [sic] had grown to a level that could facilitate the election of a gay [sic] president.” Carter believes this would be a good thing for America. James Carville, an advisor to Bill […]

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Thanksgiving and God

On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the First House of Representatives voted to recommend – in its exact wording – the First Amendment to the states for ratification. The next day, Friday, September 25, Congressman Elias Boudinot from New Jersey proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

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The National Reform Association

In 1861, a small Presbyterian denomination known as the Covenanters, founded in 1809 in Western Pennsylvania, created a petition that pointed out that the Constitution made no reference to Jesus Christ and the law of God.  “The petition received initial support from Senator Charles Sumner, and in 1862 two Covenanter ministers presented the document to […]

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