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  • Mayor Bloomberg closes Manhattan worship services of 25 religious groups. The list.

    11/09/2019 5:00:04 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    NYC religions, ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2012 | Tony Carnes
    Way- back machine .. In a move with no precedent in New York City history Mayor Michael Bloomberg will shut down after today the worship services of scores of what he calls “these religious groups.” At least 55 churches and synagogues are affected. On his weekly radio program Bloomberg was adamant. ... Bloomberg also said he dismissed religious freedom concerns by legislators in Albany. "I don't know what's going to happen in Albany. I can just tell you what's happening here. This is the last Sunday that these religious organizations will be able to have worship services
  • Pakistan destroys Mosque of Ahmadi Muslim minority

    11/06/2019 4:13:13 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Rabwah Times ^ | 26 October 2019 | Rabwah
    An Ahmadi Mosque in Punjab province, in south-eastern Pakistan, was partially destroyed on October 25, the latest casualty in Pakistan’s campaign against the tiny Muslim minority. Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur, Mohammad Tayyab led the Friday operation which saw the destruction of the Mosque’s Mihrab. He was accompanied by the Police officers and officials from Bladia, the local development authority. A spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin, confirmed the incident saying the Local Government & Community Development authority “destroyed parts of the building without notice”. He added that members of the Ahmadi community who filmed the illegal demolition...
  • KY Supreme Court rules in favor of print shop owner who stood for free speech

    10/31/2019 2:03:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Supreme Court handed a victory Thursday to Lexington promotional print shop owner Blaine Adamson. In its ruling, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously affirmed, as Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys argued from the beginning, that the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization did not have a legal right to sue Adamson or his business, Hands On Originals, for declining to print a message that violates his religious beliefs. “Today’s decision makes clear that this case never should have happened. For more than seven years, government officials used this case to turn Blaine’s life upside down, even though we...
  • First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, "The Establishment Clause must be interpreted (TR)

    09/04/2019 12:53:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 01, 2019 | Bill Federer
    First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, "The Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings"-Supreme Court, Galloway "It was enough to melt a heart of stone," remarked John Adams after the First Prayer in Congress. The First Session of the First Continental Congress opened in September of 1774 with a prayer in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. America was being threatened by the most powerful monarch in the world, Britain's King George III. On September 7, 1774, as the Congress began, the founding fathers listened to Rev. Jacob Duche' read Psalm 35, which was the "Psalter" for the...
  • John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" - "The monster was hideous to behold...scales...wings like a (TR)

    09/04/2019 12:41:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 31, 2019 | Bill Federer
    John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" - "The monster was hideous to behold...scales...wings like a dragon, feet like a bear...out of his belly came fire & smoke" What would it be like to be imprisoned for 12 years just for preaching the Gospel without a license from the government? This was the fate of John Bunyan, author of the world renown book Pilgrim's Progress. John Bunyan was born in Bedford, England, in 1628, nearly a century before the Europe's Age of Enlightenment. He worked as a poor, unskilled tinker by trade. In 1644, at the age of 16, Bunyan joined the Puritan...
  • Young boy’s gift of Christian books to classmates leads to massive fines for parents

    07/11/2019 10:00:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Friday, July 12, 2019
    Young boy’s gift of Christian books to classmates leads to massive fines for parents A six-year-old boy who took Christian booklets to school as gifts for classmates landed his parents in trouble with authorities in Azerbaijan. The boy’s act led to the head teacher calling the police who then raided the parents’ home, seizing Bibles, Christian pamphlets and CDs of worship songs. The police also discovered that, on New Year’s Eve 2018, the Christian couple, Safqan and Gulnar Mammadov, had held a Christian event for children at their home and that twelve youngsters had each received a party gift of...
  • Conservative Australian footbal player may be fired for his religious beliefs.

    04/12/2019 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 21 replies
    Freedom Deomcray and Civilised Humanity webdite ^ | 12 April 2019 |
    In Australia we do not have anything like America’s first amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. This week a superstar rugby football player, who is a conservative Christian and whose beliefs are well known to the public and to his employers, placed a very strong statement about who he believes will go to hell on instagram. Now the leaders of the football organizations which employ him say they are planning to terminate his contract unless “compelling mitigating factors” emerge. For more details on all this and the mitigating factors I think they should consider please see Our conservative Prime...
  • Frederick Muhlenberg and a Religious Nation

    04/01/2019 7:29:29 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 1, 2019 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On April 1, 1789, the newly elected members of the United States House of Representatives finally had a quorum. Just like nowadays, one of the first acts of business had to be to organize the body, and on that long ago April First, the House elected a Lutheran minister from Pennsylvania, Frederick Muhlenberg. Modern history classes having abandoned most coverage of our Founding Era, most of us only remember the Founding Fathers who served as president or have their faces on our currency… so we know Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, and Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton, of...
  • Dobson: Dems' 'Equality' Bill Targets Christians

    03/27/2019 7:51:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 27 MAR 2019 | Bob Unruh
    James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and the James Dobson Family Institute, the author of dozens of books on family and adviser to presidents, warns the Democrats’ proposed Equality Act is a really, really bad deal for the nation. Dobson, on behalf of his James Dobson Family Institute, wrote, “Make no mistake – the so-called Equality Act is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to finish off religious liberty in America once and for all, which ought to be plainly obvious based upon a cursory reading of the First Amendment.” The proposal, H.R. 5 and S. 788, would...
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...
  • Stunning Survey Shows Half Of Americans Don’t Know All First Amendment Freedoms(and more)

    03/21/2019 12:17:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | Unknown
    Nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe the First Amendment is under threat, according to a new survey, yet a large portion of respondents couldn’t correctly name what the amendment protects. Of the 2,000 adults who took part in the poll, half thought that “liberty” is one of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment, while nearly half (49 percent) believed “the pursuit of happiness” was included. Thankfully, only 3 percent named “life” as one of the protected freedoms. What’s more, barely more than a quarter (26 percent) of participants knew how many amendments even comprise the Bill of Rights....
  • James Lankford: Defending Religious Freedom Means Living Your Faith

    03/01/2019 7:08:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 28, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    Not living one’s faith can become a threat to religious liberty, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said while speaking on a panel Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “One of the greatest challenges we have to religious liberty in this modern day is people that actually claim a faith and don’t live a faith,” Lankford said. “Having a culture that is a vibrant culture of faith for people that not only have a faith, but they choose to live it, matters in our culture.” “There are a whole group of people that say you can have a faith—just leave it...
  • China Reform Monitor - ChiComs surround 2500 Tibetan monks

    04/27/2011 11:49:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/27/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Chinese security forces continue to surround the Kirti Tibetan monastery in Sichuan after local residents tried to stop them from arresting the 2,500 monks holed up inside. The standoff began earlier this week, when hundreds of people living in Sichuan's Aba region converged on the monastery determined to stop police from removing the monks for reeducation. The monks could soon face food shortages because they depend on offerings from locals, the Voice of America reports. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. is concerned about China's actions in Aba, which it called it inconsistent with the internationally recognized principles...
  • Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag (Chicago)

    09/25/2018 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned more than 175 members of the Protestant faith and clerical community have sent a letter to Cardinal Blase Cupich Tuesday morning asking the diocese to more strongly reject the recent burning of the LGTBQ-friendly flag by an Avondale priest. The rainbow-colored flag which featured a cross was ceremoniously lit on fire behind the Resurrection Catholic Church by Rev. Paul Kalchik earlier this month in what the priest dubbed an “exorcism.” “We write to request a full investigation of these actions and for full transparency from the diocese concerning Father Kalchik” and his future with the church, the...
  • [Vanity]What's Really Important?

    08/21/2018 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Mee ^ | Today | Moi
    White farmers are being murdered and thrown off their land in massive numbers at the behest of their government. There is mass starvation in Venezuela. People have to eat their cats and dogs just to stay alive. In Myannmar, they're murdering Christians. They're also mass murdering Christians in India, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Dalits, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. China is rounding up Muslims and forcing them into concentration camps, where they disappear, reminiscent of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. They're also burning down churches and persecuting Christians. They previously expelled the Buddhists from Tibet. And throughout...
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • Database Launches To Single Out Churches Opposed To Gay Marriage

    10/24/2017 5:19:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundations ^ | October 19, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    An online database launched Wednesday singles out churches opposed to homosexuality ostensibly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called Church Clarity, scores churches on whether they are “clear” or “unclear” in their message of being “affirming” or “non-affirming” toward LGBT relationships. Church Clarity takes aim specifically at evangelical churches and accuses them of having a dangerous “capitalist mindset” and of being purposefully unclear in their policies toward LGBT relationships .
  • Carr: Left cries 1st Amendment only when convenient

    09/30/2017 7:53:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 27 Sep 2017 | Howie Carr
    Suddenly the alt-left is very concerned about the First Amendment rights of people — some people, anyway. Specifically, George Soros et al. care about those useful idiots in shoulder pads whom they want to use in their unending attempts to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. As for the First Amendment rights to free speech of everyone who isn’t a card-carrying fellow traveler — what rights do those deplorables have? What about the Christian bakers in Oregon who were sued out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding? Or the clerk in Kentucky...
  • IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill [LGBT Mafia Hijacks American Corporations]

    04/17/2015 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Riley
    IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Charles Riley IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much harder to attract talent to Louisiana if this bill is passed and enacted into law," Driesse...
  • Atheist Group Calls Bible ‘Hate-Filled Book,’ Says God Worse Than ‘White Supremacist Thugs’

    08/23/2017 6:35:58 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/22/17 | Joshua Gill
    An national atheist organization wrote that the Christian Bible “encourages violence and racism” in an Monday letter intended to bully Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. “It should be no surprise that this hate-filled book has spawned hateful ideologies and groups to perpetuate those ideologies,” the letter read. “The Ku Klux Klan is and has always been, a Christian group. Klansmen began burning crosses ‘to spread the light of Jesus into the countryside.’ Hitler was a Roman Catholic and his soldiers wore a religious slogan on their buckle belts (Gott mit uns [God with us]).” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)...