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Freedom of Religion-A-E

22 Jun

President Biden is threatening to withhold funds from Christian schools unless they allow Gay and transgender teaching in their classes. Those funds are paid for by taxes paid by all taxpayers, Christians as well as non-Christians, and are used for meals, transportation, and other non-instruction services provided to students that attend both private schools and public schools. Since the Supreme Court just ruled that the government can’t withhold funds from schools solely because they are Christian, the administration is seeking other excuses to withhold funds in open defiance of the laws of this country.  Conservatives, especially Christians, believe that the rule of law protects everyone equally. As a result, they are under attack from many fronts today. Liberals from all areas including abortion providers, Gay privilege advocates, socialist government workers, and many others see individual rights as a threat which prevents them from imposing their beliefs on you. Liberal judges and politicians know that Christians won’t accept their beliefs voluntarily, so they try to use the government to force their beliefs on us with no regard for the Constitution or the laws of this land. Christians are being persecuted throughout the United States for practicing their beliefs and even exercising their rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Liberals have done all they can to remove the Ten Commandments from the public square, asserting that their wealth and political power give them the right to determine the law of the land. President Trump worked hard to restore the Constitutional rights of citizens and the rule of law to our country. He was limited by the limits placed on the power granted the President, however he was also hindered by the barrage of threats and lies which liberals use to intimidate those who try to expose them.

 

Freedom of Religion-F-2

09 Mar

I received a note from one of my friends in Pakistan. He lives near Lahore City and is a Bible student who is doing evangelism there. He asked for a pastor to come help them and direct the work there. Pakistan is a Muslim country and Christians are under great persecution. He stated that 80% of the Christians there are slaves. They are working to purchase families out of slavery and provide them with work so they can repay their purchase price and support themselves afterward. Some Christians are fleeing the country but neighboring countries do not want them and will not help them so many have nowhere to go. Since Afghanistan, on their northern border, has fallen under control of Muslim extremists, Christians are increasingly afraid of attacks from their northern neighbor.

 

Freedom of religion-A-F

31 Dec

Liberals have sought to infiltrate and control what is taught in our public schools and universities, as well as the media, because they know that is where children learn about the world around them. As a result, liberal administrators are seeking to banish Christians and any beliefs that run contrary to their liberal ideas from our public schools and universities and have sought to impose their liberal beliefs on students without their parent’s knowledge or consent. Schools no longer seek to educate students to analyze problems and seek solutions based on facts, but are trying to turn children against Christian beliefs and indoctrinate them in their liberal beliefs. In addition, it has sought to control Christian schools and universities through threats and intimidation. Christians must recognize the threat and seek to reach children with the truth and expose liberal lies. Christians cannot expect that their children are immune to the lies and threats of the liberal school administrations. Churches must actively teach their children the truth and expose the lies in the media and their schools. While liberals portray Christians as accepting falsehoods on faith, the liberals base their arguments on feelings with little or no basis in fact and it is Christians whose beliefs are supported by facts. However, Christians can not resist the liberal lies without access to the facts and liberals are doing everything possible to suppress the facts.

 

Freedom of Religion-A-E

31 Dec

Conservatives, especially Christians, believe that the rule of law protects everyone equally. As a result, they are under attack from many fronts today. Liberals from all areas including abortion providers, Gay privilege advocates, socialist government workers, and many others see individual rights as a threat which prevents them from imposing their beliefs on you. Liberal judges and politicians know that Christians won’t accept their beliefs voluntarily, so they try to use the government to force their beliefs on us with no regard for the Constitution or the laws of this land. Christians are being persecuted throughout the United States for practicing their beliefs and even exercising their rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Liberals have done all they can to remove the Ten Commandments from the public square, asserting that their wealth and political power give them the right to determine the law of the land. President Trump worked hard to restore the Constitutional rights of citizens and the rule of law to our country. He was limited by the limits placed on the power granted the President, however he was also hindered by the barrage of threats and lies which liberals use to intimidate those who try to expose them.

 

Freedom of Religion-BP

01 Dec

The Obama administration denied many Christian organizations the right to apply for tax exempt status and many government grants in unlawful discrimination against Christians. Liberal Congressional leaders openly stated that being a Christian makes you unfit to serve in government and participate in government funded programs. President Trump removed many of the barriers they erected to prevent Christian organizations from getting government funds to carry out community services. However, President Biden has begun the process of dismantling the protections that President Trump erected to protect the rights of Christians and Christian organizations. Christians do not lose their rights simply because they are Christians, and they need to inform the government that they will not tolerate the open discrimination being carried out against Christians. Christians have both a right and a responsibility to hold politicians accountable for their actions. They need to replace politicians who are hostile to Christians whenever they come up for reelection. Christians pay taxes supporting the government just like everyone else and should have a right to receive government grants just like anyone else. Personally I don’t feel Christian organizations should accept government grants where they will restrict the organization from sharing their faith, but I see no problem when it involves other programs such as building playgrounds, providing transportation for school students, providing food banks, or other community programs that don’t involve sharing your faith.

 

Freedom of Religion-D-X

13 Oct

A city council in Texas enacted a law allowing people to use whatever bathroom they choose, regardless of their real or imagined gender. The churches gathered a petition to overturn the law through popular vote. The Justice Department then ordered the pastors of those churches to turn over copies of their sermons and any other material to determine if they opposed the law. How the question is resolved will determine whether churches have the right to inform their members about moral and social issues which affect them. Right now, the churches are the only thing holding together the moral and social fabric of this country, if the church is silenced, we will see an outpouring of moral and social depravity of unbelievable proportions. If it comes to where churches are prevented from supporting moral issues publicly, members can circulate information on the issues among themselves and their friends without the church letterhead. I have published papers on many of the Christian values. They are listed on my website neighborhoodministries.net and are available upon request.

 

 

 

Freedom of Religion-B-O

30 Sep

The IRS is again targeting Christian organizations and denying them tax exemptions. The Obama Administration targeted conservatives and pro-lifer organizations and denied them tax exemptions.  Conservative organizations even got a court order to stop rejections for religious beliefs. President Trump ordered it stopped.  However, they have started targeting Christian organizations as well under President Biden. They are not even hiding it. A recent IRS rejection letter to one Christian organization stated that they were denied a tax exemption because they were considered a political organization since “The Bible teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican party and candidates.”  The Covid virus has exposed their hypocrisy.  Liberal States like California felt that churches must close but stores and abortion clinics could stay open. The ultimate hypocrisy was in California when it began to open some things. They said that restaurants and bars could operate at 20% capacity, but churches were not allowed to open right away and when they were, they were limited to only ten people, even if they had an auditorium that could seat 1000 people or more. Why weren’t churches allowed the same use as restaurants?  Are churches more toxic than restaurants?

 

Freedom of Religion-B-N

30 Sep

You Tube, and other media are censoring the large Christian and Pro-life organizations to prevent them from getting the truth out. They are not able to screen all posts because there are so many, but they are tracking the posts of the big organizations and removing ones that go against the liberal agenda. They have called for an army of volunteers to monitor posts and report ones that they don’t want but they are still a ways from the point where they can do that effectively. The only way to get the truth out is for individuals to pick up posts and repost them for their own friends to see, while they still can. If you have a blog, make regular posts to keep your friends up to date. They did major censorship of Republican candidates in 2020, especially President Trump and many feel that could have been instrumental in the election outcome. They posted favorable information for liberals and unfavorable information about republicans but removed any unfavorable information on liberals or favorable information on Republicans giving voters a false picture of the candidates. An omission of facts that gives someone a wrong impression is no different than a lie. Hitler, Stalin, and other dictators know they must control the media, or their lies will be exposed. It is time for someone to expose them.

 

Freedoms-F-1

27 Jun

I reposted a post on my page that tells an important story, which follows.

By Richard Daley

September 21, 2018  ·

This is NOT a joke. Just something to think about. You will appreciate the final statement.

There was a professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man,an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter.The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting Communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn they are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.” The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America & Canada. The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/ Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America & Canada, you might want to share this with your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably not share this.

 

BUT, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.”

A thought to remember, Marx said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”

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My note-REMEMBER-The devil is the father of lies. Test everything you see these days to see if it protects your freedom or it limits it because the fences are going up and many people don’t see it. Liberals are closing churches and trying to silence those that reveal their lies. Only a free people with honest elections can vote them out of office and replace them with those who will protect your freedoms. Will you sell your soul for a crust of bread or live in freedom and enjoy the whole loaf?

 

Freedom of Religion-B-M

13 Mar

The “For the People Act” has serious consequences for Christians. It has provisions that would limit the free speech of all Americans. The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the Constitution but the “For the People Act” poses a threat to anyone who disagrees with the government. It expands the definition of lobbyist to include anyone who signs a petition or calls their representative to express an opinion. As a lobbyist, you would be subject to scrutiny by the government and fall under the rules governing lobbyists. It would also require organizations that circulate petitions or express opinions on government actions to turn over the private records of their donors. That would have a chilling effect on people’s willingness to express their opinions on matters of public policy. Liberal politicians already ignore opinions they do not agree with but this act would discourage voters from petitioning politicians that still care about their constituents and want to help their constituents. Liberal politicians have previously tried such laws in States they control and some have been struck down by the courts who still respect the rule of law. When liberal States have succeeded in getting the private information of donors, they have released them to the public and donors have been targeted by left wing gangs. Currently, the Supreme Court is slightly conservative and would probably strike down the law but if President Biden adds one or two more liberal judges, they might approve such a law. He currently is pushing Congress to increase the Court to 12 judges  so he can add three new liberal judges and sway the Court in his favor. The bill passed in the House and could come to a vote in the Senate shortly so contact your representative immediately (while you still can) and urge them to vote it down. While churches might feel they aren’t affected, some liberal States have used such laws to try to force pastors to turn over their sermons so State officials could determine if they expressed opposition to their policies, which is  not only their right, but it is their responsibility as shepherds of their people.