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Maryland County Commissioner Picks Jail Time Over Skipping Prayer

Judges are stepping in where they have no jurisdiction, no constitutional backing, no understanding of the limits of the federal government in relation to the states, and almost no knowledge of American history. A Carroll County [Maryland] commissioner said she was “willing to go to jail” opening up a board meeting with a prayer despite […]

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Court Ruling Could Nullify First Amendment

Judge Michael Ponsor has ruled in Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively (2013) that Scott Lively, through his talks in Uganda in opposition to homosexual behavior was in fact “aiding and abetting a crime against humanity.” Lively, an evangelical pastor, was sued in a Massachusetts federal court by a foreign group called Sexual Minorities of Uganda […]

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Freedom From Religion Foundation remove “You Shall Not Murder” from school

The Freedom From Religion Foundation pressured Kentucky’s Breathitt County School District to remove a copy of the Ten Commandments that had been posted in the school for years. The FFRF said it had received complaints about the displays. This complaint thing seems to work only one way. What if a group of parents complained that […]

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Black Woman Fired for Expressing Her Personal Opinions

Crystal Dixon, formerly employed at the University of Toledo, was fired “after she wrote a personal letter to the editor of a local newspaper objecting to the characterization of homosexuality as being the same as race.” I thought our nation’s universities were bastions of diversity. They are not. They are cesspools of forced conformity to […]

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God-Like Panel of Judges Declares National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Another National Day of Prayer has come and gone, but it hasn’t stopped ill-informed judges from trying to rewrite our nation’s history. “A Colorado appeals court ruled last week that the state governors’ previous proclamations regarding the National Day of Prayer were unconstitutional as they implied a ‘government endorsement of religion over nonreligion.’” This isn’t […]

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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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Does the First Amendment Prohibit Prayer?

It seems that every time there is a council meeting the issue of prayer comes up. A Christian prays in Jesus' name during the meeting and the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State jump in and dub these prayers unconstitutional. What does the Constitution really say? Watch Vantage Point to find […]

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The Right to Petition the Government for a redress of Grievances

My article “Is It Unbiblical to Protest Against Unrighteous Governments?,” a response to John MacArthur’s comments on whether it’s right to protest against unjust, unconstitutional, and unbiblical actions by civil magistrates received a lot of attention and a number of comments. One person argued that we should follow Jesus’ example and glory in our suffering. […]

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Political Protests and Liberal Hypocrisy

The people of Egypt are protesting in the streets of Cairo, and liberals are ecstatic. They are hoping the Mubarak regime will collapse and the people of Egypt will find their political voice. “The whole world is watching” their anti-government protests. There is no place to hide from the watching eye of the new technology. […]

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Roger Ebert Gives Ground Zero Mosque "Thumbs Up"

Well known movie critic, Roger Ebert, has embraced the political correctness of the day. His article "Ten Things I Know About the Mosque", accuses Americans who oppose the Mosque of betraying the First Amendment. Just because something is a religion, doesn't automatically include it under the protection of the First Amendment.

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Charles Stanley Condemns Socialism

written by Lillian Kwon America currently stands in a very dangerous position, said renowned pastor and author Dr. Charles Stanley. Today more than ever, the country is turning away from God and moving closer toward socialism, he warned. And the consequences will be grave. "We know the truth, we know the principles of God. In spite […]

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The Church Needs to Grow Up and Get a Kingdom Life

Another National Day of Prayer has come and gone. Wisconsin U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb put a negative spin on the day by ruling that the practice is unconstitutional. She ruled that “the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience. . . . The government may not […]

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