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Religious Liberty Restored!

2017_10 09 Religious Liberty Restored

President Trump has delivered!

The HHS Mandate will no longer be enforced against organizations with a sincerely held religious or moral objection. The exemption must be granted to anyone with a reasonable objection who requests it. The days of pleading for a waiver are over.

What’s more, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a powerful memorandum about religious liberty to all federal agencies and departments. Among other things, it says:

  • The freedom of religion is an important, fundamental right, expressly protected by federal law.
  • The freedom of religion extends to persons and organizations.
  • Government may not officially favor or disfavor particular religious groups.
  • Religious employers are entitled to employ only persons whose beliefs and conduct are consistent with the employers’ religious precepts.
  • The federal government may not condition federal grants or contracts on the religious organization altering its religious character, beliefs, or activities.

The burden of proof has finally shifted back to the government where it belongs. This is a great leap forward for our First Amendment right to religious freedom.

Sources:

  1. Catholic Vote email
  2. Attorney General’s Memorandum on Religious Liberty
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1001891/download
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Monday, Bloody Monday

All this information is as of 4:30 AM Chicago time. There will obviously be updates during the day.
Gunman with Automatic Weapon Opens Fire on Concert Goers at Vegas Route 91 Harvest Music Festival – At Least 20 Dead and 100 Injured
The sold out event with many of the biggest names in country music was in progress when shots were fired. Videos of the event show the concert in progress and then suddenly multiple gun shots from an automatic weapon being fired.

The suspect shooter is dead but his companion Marilou Danley is still at large, according to Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department.

Stephen Paddock: What we know about Las Vegas shooting suspect
Companion Marilou Danley WAS OUT OF COUNTRY during shooting.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/photos-las-vegas-shooter-64-year-old-stephen-paddock-girlfriend-marilou-danley/

The suspected gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was a 64-year-old Nevada resident who stocked his hotel room with weapons before unleashing the carnage outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police said.
Over 50 dead, 400 injured in Las Vegas after deadliest shooting in modern US history
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/active-shooter-situation-las-vegas-police-060406234–abc-news-topstories.html

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/gunman-automatic-weapon-opens-fire-concert-goers-vegas-route-91-harvest-music-festival-least-2-dead-many-injured/

First Monday in October: New Supreme Court term begins
The Supreme Court is starting its new year, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on board for his first full term.
The nine justices are taking up several high-profile, difficult cases. This follows a term in which they were mostly shorthanded after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, and the justices avoided controversial issues.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_NEW_TERM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly
 Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/02/06/the-left-hates-you-act-accordingly-n2281602

How the Democrats Set Up Puerto Rico for Disaster
What New Orleans, Houston and Puerto Rico have in common.
We’ve seen this show before.
When there’s a national disaster, neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble, shelters are filled with crying families, and a Republican is in the White House, the Democrats jump into action.
Not to help, but to make political capital from a disaster that they helped cause.
After Hurricane Katrina, the media shrieked that survivors inside the New Orleans Superdome were murdering each other. But there actually wasn’t a single murder in the Superdome. And no, NBC’s Brian Williams never saw any corpses floating past the Ritz-Carlton. The media exaggerated and lied.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268026/how-democrats-set-puerto-rico-disaster-daniel-greenfield

Carr: Left cries 1st Amendment only when convenient
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.
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 (a Democrat by the way) who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple? Don’t they have the same First Amendment rights as the Beautiful People?
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/howie_carr/2017/09/carr_left_cries_1st_amendment_only_when_convenient

Kamala Harris Introduced At Speech As Pulling ‘White Supremacist’ Jeff Sessions’ ‘Sheet Off’

Harris was introduced to a black church by Eugene Duffy, described by AP News as a “personal friend of Harris.”
Duffy reportedly introduced her by lauding her questioning of “that white supremacist Jeff Sessions,” saying he “pulled [Sessions’] sheet off.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/01/kamala-harris-introduced-at-speech-as-pulling-white-supremacist-jeff-sessions-sheet-off/

Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US
Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendez’s favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points.
http://nypost.com/2017/09/30/menendez-has-set-a-new-low-for-blatant-corruption-in-the-us/

Kasich hints at leaving GOP if it’s not ‘fixed’
“If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it.” Kasich said in an interview with anchor Jake Tapper.
Asked what that meant for his future in the GOP, Kasich said he was committed to the party and intended to win it over from the surging nationalist wing.
“I want this party to be straightened out,” Kasich said.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/politics/john-kasich-republican-party-cnntv/

Local high school football players kicked off team after protest during anthem
Two Victory & Praise Christian Academy football players were kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem at a game Friday night.
Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while cousin Larry McCullough knelt during the anthem ahead of the team’s game against Providence Classical.
After the anthem ended, head coach Ronnie Mitchem instructed them to take off their uniforms and kicked them off the team. Mitchem is a former Marine and pastor who started the church-based football program in Crosby six years ago.
http://www.chron.com/sports/highschool/article/High-school-football-kicked-off-team-anthem-kneel-12242713.php


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We’re All White Supremacists Now

The original plan was to do a post on different news — anything to avoid having to talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room. But stoking the fires of racial hatred has always been a favorite sport of the media whores, taken to an art form by Emperor Barack I, who showed them how to do it. Fort Hood, Trayvon, Ferguson, Baltimore, always quick to accuse police and white people before any relevant facts are known. I believe his attitude was interpreted by some as approval to take revenge on innocent victims.
We have long been accused of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and all manner of other phobias. The handful of White Nationalists foolishly gave Antifa and BLM an excuse to do what they do best — beat up innocent people when they have them outnumbered 20-1. It was the validation of every leftist’s masturbatory fantasy of seeing white extremists get their comeuppance. Facts matter little when there is an agenda to be advanced.
The white group had a permit and a legal right to assemble. It was the obligation of law enforcement to keep the counter protesters at bay, as they did for the Nazis when they marched in Skokie. Then came the intervention by the lowest form of egg-sucking bastards who ever drew a dishonest breath,Terry McAuliffe, who ordered police to stand down. He pulled their valid permit and funnelled them into the waiting arms of mouth-breathing bastards who live to hurt people. If you think it sounds like a George Soros operation, you may be right.

President Trump came out and denounced ALL violence. That wasn’t nearly enough for the pricks who scream “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” He had to issue a second condemnation singling out the separatists.
Of course, when there exists a white-hot rage against someone who is despised as having interrupted their dreams of a socialist utopia the bile flows like an ocean tide.
Mainstream Media Exploit Charlottesville Violence to Help the Left

The mainstream media enjoys grousing about supposed threats to the First Amendment under President Donald Trump. But few are bothering to stand up for the basic right of freedom of speech in the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia between white supremacists and left-wing “anti-fascist” rioters.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/08/13/media-exploit-violence-help-democrats/

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer says Trump campaign gave hate groups ‘a reason to come in the light’

Signer said he believes that Trump’s campaign and the rhetoric that he used on the campaign trail last year emboldened racists and neo-Nazis across the country.
“I think they made a choice in that campaign, a very regrettable one, to really go to peoples prejudices, to go to the gutter,” Signer said. “These influences around the country, these anti-Semites, racists, Aryans, Nazis, KKK, they were always in the shadows, but they’ve been given a key and a reason to come in the light.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/charlottesville-mayor-trump-campaign-emboldened-hate-groups-article-1.3408162?l&utm_content=buffer669d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

Gov. McAuliffe in Charlottesville ‘No Place in America’ for Alt-Right, Refuses to Condemn AntiFa

Originally billed as a protest in favour of free speech — alongside the disdain over the removal of Confederate statues in the city — the “alt-right” rally found itself transformed into a torch-wielding, Nazi-flag waving dereliction of American values — at least considering the publicity afforded to the event, and the behaviour of some of the rally’s attendees.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/12/gov-mcauliffe-in-charlottesville-no-place-in-america-for-alt-right-refuses-to-condemn-antifa/

Reporter McKelway: Police Were Called Off When Violence Started – They Said, “We’re Leaving. It’s Too Dangerous”

But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/reporter-mckelway-police-called-off-violence-started-said-leaving-dangerous-video/

Maxine Waters: The White House Is Now ‘The White Supremacists’ House’

Morning Joe Guest Calls Trump ‘Pathetic Sniveling Little President’

“This is evil,” Deutsch said on MSNBC. “This is not nuanced, this is not politics, this is not red state blue state. This is evil. And this man, this pathetic sniveling little president cannot stand up to it. There is no human being underneath that hair and that suit.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/morning-joe-guest-calls-trump-pathetic-sniveling-little-president-video/

Rich Lowry on Charlottesville: “There was violence on both sides”
Takes on Joy Reid Over “Anti-fascist” Violence, “White Nationalist” in White House
REID WAS SEETHING BECAUSE SHE WAS JUST A GUEST AND COULDN’T CUT LOWRY OFF LIKE SHE DOES AT MSDNC
Lowry made the point that the so-called “anti-fascists” in Charlottesville also engaged in violence, and the violence was not one-sided, as the videos show. Reid refused to admit that there was violence on both sides, claiming “there was certainly not.”

Kudos to Lowry for having the courage to confront Reid, someone generally unaccustomed to being contradicted.

RICH LOWRY: Look, you have so-called “anti-fascists” who dress in black, wear masks —
JOY REID: Were they beating clergy yesterday?
LOWRY: There was violence on both sides.
REID: There was certainly not.
LOWRY: Yes there was!
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/rich-lowry-on-charlottesville-there-was-violence-on-both-sides/

 

 

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News Notes

Climate Liar … I mean Activist … Josh Fox wants other people to hug terrorists.

Remember when the Obama administration said that the Washington Redskins could no longer have copyright protection because their team name was offensive? Guess what? The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that the Obama administration got it wrong and that there is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment. This will have huge implications for Christians.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/

President Trump has called a halt to federal reporting requirements related to possible computer disruptions due to the Y2K bug. Gosh … it only took seventeen years! And I remember when Candidate Obama promised to go through the federal budget with a scalpel to cut out stupid and wasteful expenditures. Pretty dull scalpel. ::snort::

https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-orders-government-to-stop-working-on-y2k-bug/

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping the department’s nearly $1 million in free gym memberships for employees. It’s about damn time they stopped such an egregious abuse of taxpayer funds.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/epa-scraps-1-million-in-gym-memberships-for-employees/article/2626413

Another reason to NOT move to California. Lawmakers in liberal California have committed $50 million in taxpayer funding for legal services and representation for illegal aliens.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/californias-50-million-for-illegals-could-help-trump-2020-commentary.html

Canada is rapidly throwing off its reputation for being a nation of nice people. Canada’s Senate passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training. The bill now only needs royal assent from the governor general.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/19/canadians-face-hate-crimes-using-wrong-gender-pronouns/

The North Korean communist regime detained an American citizen for removing a propaganda poster from a hotel wall. After more than a year in the tender care of the NoKos, Otto Warmbier has died. President Trump condemned the ‘brutal’ North Korean regime and called Warmbier’s family to offer his condolences.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338487-trump-offers-condolences-to-family-of-otto-warmbier

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Free Speech for Pro-Life Students Victory!

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania permitted student groups to chalk messages on campus sidewalks.  But when the Students for Life group chalked this and similar messages, the university scrubbed them off.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent the university a letter pointing out that their chalking policy was unconstitutional, since it allowed chalking of only university approved messages.

ADF politely suggested the university rethink their policy in order to avoid a lawsuit.

Kutztown University officials wisely revised their policy to allow freedom of chalk speech on campus sidewalks.

ADF is representing or has represented Students for Life chapters in five recent legal matters across the country, including a case at Fresno State University in California that also involves the censorship of chalked pro-life messages on sidewalks.

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Norma McCorvey, the pro-life movement’s most unlikely convert, died Saturday in Katy, Texas. She was 69.  She is best known as the anonymous 21-year-old “Jane Roe” in the Texas case that led to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand in every state.  She never had an abortion herself. She converted to Christianity in 1995, became a Catholic in 1998 and was an outspoken opponent of abortion for the rest of her life.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-passes-away/


Planned Parenthood is singing the blues, claiming how they’ll be unable to provide essential health care to women if they don’t keep getting government money.  Yet they somehow have the money to increase President Cecile Richard’s salary by a whopping 265%, from $360,902 in 2006 to $957,952!

thetruthdivision.com/2017/02/planned-parenthood-ceo-raises-salary-unprecedented-amount-265-increase/


Trump: I’d love to meet with the Black Caucus


“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace noted that President Obama froze out conservative outlets while he was in office, but the mainstream media didn’t get their panties in a bunch about that was somehow threatening the First Amendment.

“There’s a First Amendment, but there isn’t a ‘mainstream is entitled to ask the first question’ in the Constitution, which might be a surprise to some of my colleagues.”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/17/wallace-obama-froze-out-fox-without-msm-complaining-you-cant-dislike-obama-lecturing-press-and-like-trump-doing-it/

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Who’s the REAL Fascist?

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I challenge you …

… to watch this video without laughing out loud and clapping your hands!  It’s fabulous!

Victory for Free Speech

Feb 2, 2017:  The 162nd District Court of Texas ruled decisively against Mohammed Mohammed’s defamation lawsuit against Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro.

The court also ordered the father of Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohammed to pay Shapiro’s attorneys’ fees.

“This is an excellent day for free speech,” Shapiro said. “Using law as warfare is perhaps the most disgusting tactic of politically correct activists across the country, and we couldn’t be more excited to stand up against such frivolous use of our court system.”

Team Trump threw out Obama’s ISIS plans

Three days before the inauguration, Obama’s team handed their ISIS plans over to Team Trump, who put them straight into the circular file.

“They provided the information, but we found huge gaps in it,” a senior Trump official told WaPo. “It was poor staff work.”

Plus, you know, ISIS became a global scourge on Obama’s watch, so yeah.

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Good news for coal jobs

Feb 2, 2017: Under Obama’s watch, the coal industry lost 83,000 jobs and 400 companies went out of business.  Today, Senate Republicans moved to undo one of Obama’s job-killing regulations. It will go into effect as soon as President Trump signs it.

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