Religious Freedom

BOOK REVIEW: Restricting Freedoms

BOOK REVIEW: Restricting Freedoms

Trenton : NJ : USA | Aug 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM PDT

 

Speaker Boehner Welcomes Chen Guangcheng to the Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today hosted a bipartisan meeting with Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng.  Boehner made these brief comments at a media availability following the meeting:

Is Europe’s Blatant Discrimination Against Christians Coming to America?

The news that the government of Great Britain is mounting a full-scale assault on Christians is not really surprising.  The left-wing in England, like their counterparts on the European continent, have long discriminated against Christians, while at the same time, in myriad ways, protected those of Muslim faith.  For much of his 3 years in office, Barack Obama and his administration have been mirroring Europe’s blatant discrimination against Christians.

The latest example of the rabid discrimination by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government in Great Britain against Christians came from a news report from the United Kingdom’s national newspaper, “The Daily Mail”.  According to the newspaper, the UK’s Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, a Liberal Democrat, has instructed government’s lawyers to stop Christian workers from wearing the cross.  The Cameron government will call on Europe’s “human rights” judges to dismiss the claims of Christian workers Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin that they have a right to wear a cross to work as a symbol of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Democrats Win Pyrrhic Victory While Squashing Religious Freedom

In an Action Alert this week, Christian Coalition of America asked supporters to call both of their United States Senators to urge them to vote for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt, Republican from Missouri, to stop the Obama administration from discriminating against Christians and other people of faith.

Unfortunately, through nefarious shenanigans, the Democrats would not even allow Senators to vote up or down on the Blunt Amendment.  Harry Reid, whose party controls the United States Senate - undoubtedly for less than a year more with disastrous votes for the Democrats such as Thursday’s vote - had to play cute and have a vote to “Table the Blunt Amendment” which would confuse a lot of Americans; and that was the Democrats’ intention. The vote was not about contraception as the pro-abortion liberals maintain, but maintaining religious freedom for all Americans which the Blunt Amendment would have done.

Regardless of the defeat of the Blunt Amendment by 48-51 on Thursday, the Christian Coalition of America will be scoring this vote in the 2012 Congressional Scorecard.  The American people will not be congratulating the Democrats for their pyrrhic victory nor for their their successful squashing of religious freedom in America when it comes time to vote this November.

Martyrs, Muslims & Me--Special Sunday Tomorrow

It is time for all Christians to face this onslaught on their knees. This is what we are called to do while we still have some freedom, limited as it now has become. Tomorrow, Sunday is extremely crucial for all Christians. Don’t just read this and say, ‘tch tch.’  We MUST all take part, beginning immediately. Pastors please take note: Christians, alert your pastors. Commentator-popular radio host Jerry Newcombe gives wise counsel we must act upon for our very survival.

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Pray for the Persecuted Church
By Jerry Newcombe
11/12/11

Sunday, November 13, 2011 has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church.

It is anticipated that congregations across the globe will be praying for those who suffer for the “crime” of believing in Jesus.

Worldwide, about 200 million Christians are at risk, simply for being Christians. This is true in the dominant Muslim countries and the remnant Communist countries, e.g., China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba.

An annual, organized day of prayer, to remember those so persecuted has been going on since 1996. Usually, it’s the second Sunday of November. Thousands of churches and organizations, as well as countless individuals, have participated in this international ritual.

Guest Colmumnist Jerry Newcombe Takes The Keybozrd

Through this website and syndicated column, the writer repeatedly warns of the encroachment of Socialism/Communism determined to rule our country. One way to reach that goal is to take advantage of every opportunity to destroy Christianity and the church itself.  The efforts are in full swing in The United States of America, under Communist leadership such as the ACLU, while Christians continue to drive while falling asleep at the wheel. That is what England and most of Europe has done, And those same results, with more to come, are already on the march to bring total Communist rule to America and for the world itself via a yellow brick road being polished by the current adminstration.This sobering account, reported by popular Florida Radio Host, Jerry Newcombe, now stepping up to the keyboard, shows what is coming to America if Christians refuse to stand firm. Yes, STAND!

A Warning to America from England
By Jerry Newcombe
6/13/11

There’s something rotten in the state of England, and I hope it’s not a picture of what is to come here in America. It’s a serious loss of religious freedom for Christians, even to the point where there’s a serious loss of freedom of speech.

The latest incident was just reported this week. A complaint has been filed against a medical doctor, Richard Scott, with a 28-year unblemished track record. After a long consultation with a 24-year-old patient who was discouraged and “in a rut,” the doctor asked if he had ever considered turning his problems over to Jesus.

Federal Court rules cross unconstitutional

Here we go again.

The radically liberal 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court and found that a San Diego war memorial, shaped in the form of a cross, is unconstitutional, simply because it is on public land...which would constitute a government endorsement of religion.

Really?  Just curious, but does anyone really believe our government "endorses" religion?  How could a government that sanctions the killing of a million or so unborn babies every year be said to "endorse" religion?

From the story:

Capping a legal dispute brewing since the late 1980s, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision that threw out a legal challenge to the hilltop cross brought on behalf of Jewish war veterans.

The three-judge panel concluded in its 47-page opinion that the U.S. "district court erred in declaring the memorial to be primarily nonsectarian and granting summary judgment in favor of the government and the memorial's supporters." ...

The appeals court, recognizing volatile feelings generated on both sides by the case, wrote that America's war veterans can and should be honored, "but without the imprimatur of state-endorsed religion."

Texas Votes Overwhelmingly for Public Acknowledgements of God

Voters in Texas made it unmistakably clear how they feel about their right to publicly acknowledge God in their primaries yesterday.

In the course of voting for (or against) nominees for public office, Texas Republicans were presented with a series of ballot questions.  Among them, Question 4, stating:

The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be
allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as
well as be permitted on government buildings and property.  YES OR NO

The result? 95% YES, 5% NO.

How's that for being clear about where the people in this country stand on questions of religious liberty?  I think it's safe to say we have a consensus on this issue...despite what the folks who run radical left organizations like the ACLU and the Alliance for the Separation of Church and State may say.

 

Military Chaplain Prayer Bill Needed Now More Than Ever

The president signed into law the defense spending bill last week in the White House with the abominable "hate crimes" legislation included in the bill, what many now call "thought crimes" legislation.  This law will eventually lead to the prosecution of clergy who speak out against homosexuality from their pulpits if the experience of similar legislation passed in Canada, Sweden and Great Britain is any guide.   

The First Amendment free speech rights of chaplains in the United States military has already been restricted.  Military chaplains have been harassed and indeed dismissed from military duty because they pray in the name of Jesus.  To remedy this terrible problem, it is imperative that the United States Congress pass Congressman Walter Jones' Military Chaplain Prayer bill.   

"In God We Trust" Finally on Capitol Visitor Center

It's incredible that it wasn't planned for or done to begin with.  It's worse that it took an act of Congress to do...worse still that people actually opposed adding the words, (which, after all, are our national motto).  And it's amazing that it took this long to rectify, but finally the new Visitor's Center for the US Capitol has seen the words "In God We Trust" added to its walls.

 

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