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  • Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

    06/09/2016 1:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent crime and suicide among 81,704 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties over 10 years starting in 2002. Over that time, 254 study subjects committed suicide -- nearly four times the average suicide rate of the general adult...
  • Free Republic will continue the fight for Liberty and against godless socialism and fascist judges!

    09/03/2015 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 272 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    I stand with Kim Davis! I will not comply! Free Republic is and always will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. The recent SCOTUS ruling against marriage is a travesty against God, country and constitution. It is a shot against Christianity. The government has now officially declared war on Christianity and against individual Christians. Kim Davis is the first casualty who was actually jailed, but will not be the last. The Marxist/fascists have now taken over our government from the top down and will attempt to stomp out all resistance and the black-robed nazi judges will do their...
  • Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

    01/08/2015 2:29:30 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports. It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he? But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian...
  • Salem ends Gordon College’s use of town hall Cites school’s policy on gays

    07/11/2014 12:22:36 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    boston globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matt Rocheleau
    Salem officials declared Wednesday they will end a contract allowing Gordon College to use the city-owned Old Town Hall because of the Christian school’s opposition to expected federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians. Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, who also cited the college’s longstanding policies prohibiting gay activities among students, said Gordon’s policies violate a city ordinance prohibiting Salem from contracting with entities that discriminate. But she said it would be “even more troubling” to have the city do business with “an institution that enables, and now advocates for, discrimination against the [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] community...” The college’s website...
  • US Gov't Data Requests Soaring, Google Says

    11/22/2013 7:54:49 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 3 replies
    http://www.infopackets.com ^ | 11/18/2013 | Brandon Dimmel
    Google says it's facing a rapidly increasing number of data requests from national governments, and particularly the United States government... Google says that, in the six-month period between January and June 2013, the United States government made almost 11,000 requests for information related to Google's users.... Overall, this means Google faced twice as many data requests between January and June 2013 than it did over the same period last year. Google added that this remarkable total "only include[s] the requests we're allowed to publish." Google says that, in most cases where data was requested, it handed over the information. That...
  • Grocery Store Owner Ordered to Pay Unemployment Benefits Over ‘Unacceptable’ Biblical Counseling

    Grocery Store Owner Ordered to Pay Unemployment Benefits Over ‘Unacceptable’ Biblical Counseling TABOR, IA – A grocery store owner in Iowa has been ordered to pay unemployment benefits to a former employee who quit her job after she was questioned about her personal lifestyle and exhorted to read the Bible.Tyler Stille owns Tabor Market and Deli and is known for his strong Christian beliefs. He told reporters this week that he is up front with prospective employees about his faith before they are hired.“We have a Christian fish symbol on our sign,” Stille explained. “Before we hire anybody, we tell...
  • IRS Sued for Lax Response to Church Politicking

    11/17/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | CBNNews.com
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its lax response to church politicking. The group argues that the tax agency is violating the Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The suit points to several examples, including a full page newspaper ad by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad, which showed a photo of Rev. Billy Graham, urged Americans to vote along biblical principles. The 94-year-old evangelist also met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October and promised to do all he...
  • Mainstream media is threatening our country's future

    10/01/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/01/2012 | Patrick Caddell
    I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy or not. You know, when I first started in politics – and for a long time before that – everyone on both sides, Democrats and Republicans, despised the press commonly, because they were SOBs to everybody. Which is exactly what they should be. They were unrelenting. Whatever the biases were, they were essentially equal-opportunity people. That changed in 1980. There are a lot of reasons...
  • Just read the words: Separation of Church and State works two ways

    01/31/2012 6:03:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2012 | Paul Greenberg
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." --The First Amendment Constitution of the United States The words are old, the First Amendment having been adopted in 1791 along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. But even today, whenever they're read, the effect is the same. The heart beats just a little faster. There is a majesty about those words, not...
  • Supreme Court Case Offers Protection for Pastors’ Sermons

    01/29/2012 11:50:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    speakupmovement.org ^ | January 16th, 2012 | Vivienne Foley, CNN
    In a court decision from 1990 called Employment Division v. Smith, the Court allowed the government greater latitude to restrict the free exercise of religion. The Court held in Smith that if a law was neutral as to religion and if it was generally applicable to all people, then the government was allowed to burden the free exercise of religion. The Smith case marked a drastic departure from the Supreme Court’s earlier precedents which uniformly held that any law, even if that law was neutral and generally applicable, could not burden the free exercise of religion unless the law was...
  • In-your-face atheists attempting new marketing strategy

    12/12/2011 12:41:21 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/12/2012 | Dianna M. Nanez
    Freddie Schineller is a hip-looking math professor with a salt-and-pepper goatee. His artist wife, Holly, has long blond hair and stays home to take care of their four kids, ages 8-12. The middle-class family lives in a modest Tempe home full of lots of love, noise and pets, including two dogs and a python named Monty. Their bookshelves hold works by Plato, Leo Tolstoy and Franz Kafka, as well as the Book of Mormon and a Bible. But Holly and Freddie don't believe in G0d. And, earlier this year, they decided it was time to "come out of the closet"...
  • Which Document is the Best Defender of American Freedoms - The US Constitution or the Bible?

    04/30/2011 10:00:22 AM PDT · by pinochet · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American founding father and second President, John Adams, said that "The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other". Some foreign countries have tried adopting the US Constitution to govern their nations, but the process has been a disastrous failure. This is because those nations were not founded on bibilical Christianity. When you reflect on it, the idea of the First Ammendment is potentially dangerous. It gives everyone the right to shout the F-word in public, in the presence of children. The second ammendment provides even...
  • Sharia Compliance in Dearborn, Mich. Sharia Compliance in Dearborn, Mich.

    04/27/2011 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Jewish Workd Review ^ | 4/27/2011 | Cal Thomas
    The RINO (reverend in name only) Terry Jones is like his fellow RINO, Fred Phelps, but in political drag. Jones, the "pastor" (PINO?) of the tiny and inconsequential Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., was jailed last week in Dearborn, Mich., "following a jury trial that found he was likely to create a 'breach of the peace' for plans to protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn," according to the Detroit News. Jones and his associate Wayne Sapp were taken into custody after they refused to post a $1 "peace bond." A judge then barred Jones and...
  • Feds' request: Let us take on jail that bans all books except the Bible

    04/14/2011 5:46:34 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Jewish Workd Review ^ | 4/14/2011 | Warren Richey
    The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge in South Carolina to allow it to intervene in a lawsuit against a sheriff who allegedly forbids prisoners in his jail from receiving books, magazines, or printed materials other than copies of the King James version of the Bible.
  • Lindsey Graham want to make burning Koran illegal

    04/04/2011 7:15:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 120 replies
    American Conservative Values ^ | 3 April 2011 | Cato Uticensis
    In response to quack preacher Terry Jones burning the Koran, Senator Lindsey Graham wants to put limits on free speech. Perhaps the RINO Senator from South Carolina knows this, but his ambition is unconstitutional and as a lawyer Lindsey Graham should know this. Lindsey Graham want to make the burning of the Koran illegal Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech – like Terry Jones’ Quran burning – that help America’s enemies. “I wish...
  • Syracuse’s Lords of Political Correctness Hunt Down Law Student Bloggers

    10/29/2010 5:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Robert Shipley
    Nobody forced Syracuse to build a giant building with the First Amendment emblazoned on the side. Having done so, however, one would think that the university would at least have the shame to try to live up to it. In the above photo, you’re looking at the front of the newest addition to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s hard to imagine a more permanent salute to freedom of speech and the press than plastering the entire text of the First Amendment in 10-foot high letters across the enormous facade of one of your university’s...
  • Civility and the Constitution (The REAL Conservative Position on Book Burning)

    09/10/2010 2:10:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 127 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9.10.10 | Andrew Cline
    I remember growing up in a conservative movement that, reacting to the rampant permissiveness of the 1960s and '70s, stressed the virtue of civility. Sure, you have the right to flagrantly offend your neighbors and your community. But should you? Conservatism used to answer "no." It was one of the cultural demarcations between the right and the left. If you were on the right, you generally thought it unacceptable to excuse boorish behavior with the utterance, "but it's my constitutional right!" Conservatives understood that self-restraint reduced the pressure for government-imposed restraint. We understood that with our civil rights came civic...
  • Man Who Posted Anti-Islamic Fliers Won't Be Fined (MN)

    08/27/2010 8:18:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 8/27/10 | AP
    A Waite Park man won't have to pay fines for hanging anti-Islamic posters on utility poles in St. Clou An administrative hearing officer on Friday dismissed two $100 citations against Sidney Elyea. He ruled that St. Cloud selectively prosecuted him for violating an ordinance against posting materials on utility poles. The ruling by Russell Cherne said the city has never issued a citation in hundreds of previous violations of the ordinance, typically for lost pet or garage sale signs. The city has usually issued cease-and-desist orders instead, and Elyea will get one.
  • Anti-Muslim cartoons spark meeting in St. Cloud (MN)

    01/25/2010 7:12:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 704+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/25/10 | CAROLYN MANN
    A St. Cloud town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday invites people of all faiths and backgrounds to discuss a recent anti-Muslim incident in the city. The meeting will give citizens a chance to talk with community leaders about concerns they may have, said Taneeza Islam, the civil rights director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), one of more than a dozen organizations sponsoring the event. "There's a lot of interest," said Lori Saroya, chairwoman of CAIR-MN, who said the meeting was moved to the St. Cloud City Council chambers where there is more seating....
  • Teacher With Bible Divides Ohio Town

    01/20/2010 4:35:58 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies · 741+ views
    New York times ^ | January 20, 2010 | IAN URBINA
    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Most people in this quiet all-American town describe themselves as devoutly Christian, but even here they are deeply divided over what should happen to John Freshwater. Mr. Freshwater, an eighth-grade public school science teacher, is accused of burning a cross onto the arms of at least two students and teaching creationism, charges he says have been fabricated because he refused an order by his principal to remove a Bible from his desk. To some, Mr. Freshwater is a hero unfairly punished for standing up for his Christian beliefs. To others, he is a zealot who pushed...