Religious Freedom

Obama administration bans Bible verses in the Pentagon's reports

One of the major prayer ministries in Washington D.C., the 15-year-old Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) reported yesterday in their daily newsletter that the Pentagon on Monday said that it would no longer include a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings which it sends to the White House as was the practice during President George W. Bush's administration.   

In its prayer which the CHPP published regarding this news coming out of the Obama White House it asked God's forgiveness for "the rebelliousness of our nation to go against You!  We pray that You will quickly remove those who are burdening our nation with laws against You and replace them with righteous people."   

Our nation has for years been rejecting God, with the pace of America's rejection of God being accelerated with infamous decisions by the United States Supreme Court.   For example, the Supreme Court in its Engel Et Al. v. Vitale et Al. decision in June 25, 1962, banned organized prayer in public schools.   

The Founders of America would be astounded at the hostility towards God and the Bible in Obama's America or at least amongst Obama's ruling class.  Indeed, the United States Congress in 1782 actually passed a resolution which said:  "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools."  How tragically far America has fallen from those halcyon days.  

Pro-life students charged with trespassing on their own campus

Normally, when one thinks of trespassing, you think of someone illegally being somewhere they have no right to be, or where they just don't belong.  You don't think of college students being in a public area on their own campus.

It turns out the you can get charged with trespassing at the University of Calgary if you set up a pro-life display - even if you're a student.  Six such students have been charged with trespassing after the University initially approved their display, then seemingly changed course after administrators didn't like the graphic nature of the display.  In other words, the difference between trespassing and not trespassing is the nature of your views.

From Lifenews:

Obama reverses protections for pro-life doctors

President Obama took another step forward in his pro-abortion agenda recently by removing Bush administration protections for doctors and hospitals who refuse to perform abortions.  The regulations were put in place after reports of increasing pressure on those in the medical profession to do abortions in spite of federal laws that are supposed to prohibit such violations of conscience.

The abortion rights crowd claim that it inhibits a womans "right" to an abortion if a doctor has a "right" to avoid performing one because or reasons of religion or conscience.  Which essentially makes abortion a "right" of greater importance than religious freedom.  Despite which one of the two are actually in the Constitution.

Obama's HHS officials are proposing to rescind the rule in its entirety.

Tennessee school censors references to God in students' art

A Tennessee elementary school is censoring the words "In God We Trust" and "God Bless the USA" on student made posters in its hallway.  The school leaership claims the offending language was covered up because it included the word "God", and as a result was in violation of existing school board policy.

Virginia House of Delegates Reverses Directive Which Forced the Offering of Generic Prayers at State Law Enforcement Functions

Virginia House of Delegates passes legislation reversing State Police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty's directive to offer generic prayers, avoiding invoking Jesus' name, at police department-sponsored public events such as graduations from the trooper training academy.

 

On Wednesday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill, 66-30, enough to override the promised veto of Democrat Governor Tim Kaine  --  which reverses an administrative order by the state police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty which prevents state police chaplains from praying in the name of Jesus at police department-sponsored public events such as graduations from the trooper training academy.  Virginia Christian Coalition participated in press conferences and other events leading up to the passage of this legislation.

At the federal level, Christian Coalition of America played a key role several years ago in ensuring that military chaplains may continue to pray in the name of Jesus by helping members of Congress such as Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC), Todd Akin (R-MO), and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pass legislation ensuring that military chaplains have full religious freedom.

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