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. First Amendment to the US Constitution

 

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31b-32 (NIV)

There are some in this country that would be happy to forbid praying in public.  Yet what better example of people using their first amendment rights than this?

That said, 'Saying Grace' recently set at auction record for a Norman Rockwell painting at $46M.

First Amendment

(See current events for the most recent articles)

(09/05/2020) Did Jesus Teach the Separation of Faith and Politics? No!  Our biblical worldview absolutely, positively should inform our political views.  Period.

(08/31/2020) LA County Loses Court Battle with Grace Community Church — So County Sends Eviction Notice to the Church on Sunday.  Yep.  LA loses in court, so they punish Grace by "evicting" them from a county owned parking lot that the church has leased for over 40 years.  The key is this: LA cares not a whit for the rule of law.  The courts have repeatedly ruled against them.  LA refused to accept this. Do you want people with that attitude having power over you?

(08/27/2020) MacArthur's argument stands: 'Church is essential.'  The founders certainly thought so.

(08/21/2020) Calif. COVID Bullies Tried to Slap Pastor John MacArthur With Contempt. It Backfired.  Suffice it to say that many / most Democrats in office do not consider worship to be essential, unlike abortions, marijuana, gambling and the like.

(08/20/2020) Rev. Graham to Lead Prayer March on Washington: We'll 'Pray That God Will Intervene, Save this Nation.'  One of the few regrets I have about moving from NJ to Colorado is the greater difficulty of attending events like this.

(08/14/2020) John MacArthur Sues Newsom for Banning Church While Encouraging Protests.  We need to do more of this.  The virus may be making freedom of religion violations more obvious, but they are nothing new and have been going on for some considerable time.

(08/13/2020) CA pastor goes there: Dems want church doors locked.  I am going to put this as tactfully as I can.  Those on the Left - and the Democrat Party qualifies as Left - prioritize politics over everything else.  This means that no matter what field we are talking about, those on the Left will let their politics dictate their beliefs and actions.  Whatever benefits them politically and ideologically, they will say and do.  Period.  The California pastor is simply saying what is objectively true. 

(08/10/2020) Faith Leaders Protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Order Barring In-Person Worship.  Some are fighting back, but not nearly enough.  I hope this "resistance" grows.

(08/10/2020)  City of Angels threatening darkness for churches

(08/09/2020) 'Spiritual Health Is Essential': Godspeak Church Defies Restraining Order, No Police in Sight.  This is in California.  I am so grateful that we can meet in person again.  In all the most populated areas of California, that is an act of civil disobedience.

(08/08/2020) ‘Give Me Liberty. Or Don’t. Whatever.’  The author is not on the side of "whatever."

(08/05/2020) California Church Threatened with Hefty Fines for Opening Doors amid Lockdown. This would be John MacArthur's church.  Given that the SCOTUS just ruled that Nevada can impose much more severe restrictions on churches than on casinos, it is debatable that the courts will uphold the First Amendment.

(08/01/2020) Two Students for Life Members Arrested in Washington DC After Attempting to Chalk “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” Outside Abortion Clinic.  Has anyone been arrested for painting (not merely chalking) "Black Lives Matter?"  I don't think so.  The authorities seem to be mighty selective, at least in cities run by Democrats.

(08/01/2020) Many Americans can’t assemble in church to read Bibles but apparently gathering in Portland to BURN them is acceptable.  

(07/27/2020) No Time for Cowardice.  And silence is cowardice.

(07/26/2020) Supreme Court Allows Governor’s Edict That Treats Churches Harsher Than Casinos.  John Roberts is a disgrace, but so are the four liberals on the court.  Casinos are allowed to fill to 50% of capacity while churches have ben restricted to 50 attendees, no matter how big their capacity.  Casinos are not protected under the Constitution, churches are.  Five members of the court care not a whit for the law of the land.

(07/25/2020) John MacArthur's Calif. Church Will Defy Newsom's Church Ban: 'Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Church.' 

(07/08/2020) Fired for Speaking Truth.  It is happening to more and more people, almost always for stating an obvious truth.  They tend to be conservatives because for the Left, truth is subservient to the narrative.

(07/07/2020) A New Low In Higher Education?  A Marquette freshman may have her acceptance revoked because she did a video supporting Trump.  She received at least one death threat from a student, but Marquette is investigating her rather than the student who made the death threat.  The cancel culture is in full swing and our colleges and universities are probably worse than any other institution in America - even the MSM and the Democrats.  Of course, they are all in cahoots. 

(07/01/2020) The Book-Burners Are Here.  Yes, they are.

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