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ACLU shows its true colors (again)

Allegedly, the A in ACLU stands for American. Their record shows it really stands for Anti-Christian.

ACLU Anti-Christian

In the past, the ACLU has represented gay couples in lawsuits against Christians who refused certain services to them.

But they’ve had NOTHING to say about the gay coffee shop owner who loudly, rudely, and profanely evicted a group of Christians who were quietly enjoying coffee!

Warning! This video contains extremely graphic, hate-filled, blasphemous language.

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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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Saturday Scraps

Recent memory does not recall any politician who has so repeatedly taken sadistic delight in betraying the party he claims to be a member of as does the bitter, soulless lizard from the illegal alien expressway known as Arizona, John McCain. I cannot recall a single time — not ONE — when he voted with the republicans on any issue that really counted.

McCain May Have Killed Republicans’ Last Chance To Repeal Obamacare
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” he said in a statement Friday.
The Arizona senator has been adamant all week that any major health care bill needs to go through regular order, which forces a bill to get 60 “yes” votes and provides Democrats with the opportunity to filibuster.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/22/mccain-may-have-killed-republicans-last-chance-to-repeal-obamacare/

AS KEITH KOFFLER OPINED:
And blah blah blah blah blah. Note the contradiction in the last sentence. Democrats, very likely thanks to McCain, will not have had short-lived success.
There is no way that McCain would normally be a “no” vote on this. Here is the statement he should have given:
I’m a mad as hell that Donald Trump said mean things about my capture and imprisonment by the North Vietnamese, and now I have my revenge.
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2017/09/22/mccain-opposes-obamacare-repeal/

THE HYPOCRITICAL JERK SOUNDED DIFFERENT A FEW MONTHS AGO:
Lying RINO John McCain Says He Cannot Support Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill – But Ran on Repealing Obamacare
His hatred for Trump and the working man takes precedence over his campaign promises.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/lying-rino-john-mccain-says-cannot-support-graham-cassidy-obamacare-repeal-bill/

Hollywood Stars Praise John McCain for Saving Obamacare a Second Time
HE WALLOWS IN ADORATION FROM LIBERALS WHEN HE SCREWS OVER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Comedian Rosie O’Donnell, a very vocal critic of President Donald Trump, thanked God for Sen. McCain, while anti-Trump actor-director Rob Reiner thanked the Arizona senator for being “a hero once again.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/09/22/hollywood-stars-praise-john-mccain-saving-obamacare-second-time/

WHILE CAMPAIGNING FOR UBER-RINO LUTHER STRANGE YESTERDAY, TRUMP WENT OFF ON RACIST MILLIONAIRE FOOTBALL PIGS
Trump on NFL Player Protest: “Get That Son of a B*tch Off the Field – He’s Fired!”
The crowd went wild after Trump said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! He’s fired! He’s fired!”

NFL head and players speak out on Trump’s calling for kneeling players to be ‘fired’
THESE ASSCLOWNS, WHO HAVE HAD THEIR ASSES KISSED SINCE GRADE SCHOOL, DON’T APPRECIATE SOMEBODY WHO STANDS UP TO THEIR WHINING
Union President DeMaurice Smith acknowledged in his statement that “the peaceful demonstrations by some of our players” haven’t been universally supported, but “have generated a wide array of responses.”
But, he added, “Those opinions are protected speech and a freedom that has been paid for by the sacrifice of men and women throughout history … No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights.”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/nfl-players-blast-trump-kneeling-players-fired/story?id=50037845

James Clapper Says He Was Unaware Of Manafort Wiretap Order
Did you know about a FISA warrant against Paul Manafort at the time?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked Clapper in an interview Wednesday night.
“I did not,” Clapper replied.
HE NEEDS TO BE IN PRISON ALONG WITH COMEY AND LYNCH

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/21/james-clapper-says-he-was-unaware-of-manafort-wiretap-order-video/

ACLU Sues Michigan Over Allowing Religious Adoption Organizations to Turn Away Same-Sex Couples
However, proponents of the law, signed by Governor Rick Snyder (R), argue that religious-based adoption groups face a threat to their religious freedom and would close if they were forced to go against their beliefs and place children with same-sex couples.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2017/09/20/aclu-sues-michigan-over-allowing-religious-adoption-organizations-to-turn-away-samesex-couples-n2384335

SPEAKING OF RACIST WHINERS:
‘It’s like being shot out of a cannon while drinking from a fire hydrant blind’: Michelle Obama talks about life in the White House while giving a resounding ‘no’ to ever running for office herself
Michelle Obama said the U.S. is being ‘tested,’ but is ‘hopeful’ for the future

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4910780/Michelle-Obama-talks-life-White-House.html#ixzz4tWEHa38w

Activists: ‘Soul of city’ at stake in Obama library agreement flap
PERHAPS A HANDFUL OF THE MILLIONS WHO BLINDLY VOTE BASED ON RACE HAVE COME TO REALIZE THEY USE THEIR LOYALTY AS A MEANS TO AN END. IN REALITY THEY PLAY THE MASSES FOR THE IGNORANT SHEEP THAT THEY ARE.
Last week, at the foundation’s community meeting, President Barack Obama himself told residents that he would not sign a benefits agreement, which would put into writing the promises the foundation has made thus far on bringing jobs, economic development and resources to the South Side.
Those present Wednesday evening said promises would no longer cut it.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/activists-soul-of-city-at-stake-in-obama-library-agreement-flap/


Maxine Waters: I ‘guarantee’ Trump is in collusion with the Russians


Mika Says Trump’s Hugs Were “Porngraphic”
SHE DIDN’T FEEL THAT WAY AT THE TIME

There’s Something Wrong With Hillary
THIS IS HILARIOUS

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Afternoon Delight

One of the advantages of being retired is that you can take a nap any time you want to. I enjoyed my weekly breakfast with my uncles this morning and felt like lying down for a bit when I got home. Woke up a little while ago and saw on Facebook a dear friend who lives in Florida plans to ride out the storm. Still praying.

It’s late, but maybe the folks who visit here early can catch this in the morning. I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you.  [CtH: Back atcha, Pete!]

Tim Kaine: ‘I Don’t Know Enough About Antifa’


THIS CLOWN COULD HAVE BEEN OUR VICE PRESIDENT. LET THAT SINK IN.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about members of so-called “anti-fascist” groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush.
Kaine’s son, Linwood, was arrested back in March at a pro-Trump rally at Minnesota’s state capitol on misdemeanor charges in connection with lighting smoke bombs.

[CtH: Democrats never let a little thing like ignorance stand in the way of their having firm opinions about stuff.]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/07/tim-kaine-i-dont-know-enough-about-antifa/

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey are nature’s ‘wrath’ for Trump victory, Jennifer Lawrence claims

THE CLIMATE CHANGE NITWITS ARE BESIDE THEMSELVES

“You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/08/jennifer-lawrence-says-hurricanes-may-be-natures-wrath-for-trump-victory.html

Hillary Accuses Matt Lauer of ‘Pointless Ambush’ in NBC Forum

Recalling the event in her self-serving account of the campaign, Clinton ranted: “Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush.” Why was she so upset with the morning show host who usually provided her a friendly forum? Apparently he asked too many questions about her e-mail scandal.

[CtH: Oh, the inhumanity!]

SHE JUST CAN’T LET IT GO.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/09/07/

Kid Rock Gives EPIC ‘Stump Speech’ at Grand Rapids

Despite YouTube reportedly removing various copies of Kid Rock’s epic ‘stump speech,’ during his concert in Grand Rapids, TGP has obtained a copy of it. The rockstar goes on a fiery tirade against his critics, the KKK and deadbeat dads.

Rock said the issue of single parenthood was near to his heart, but that America should not reward women who can’t take care of themselves, but keep having “kid after f*cking kid.”

“Of course we should help them out, I don’t want to sound like a jerk,” he added. “But let’s help them out with childcare, job creating, and put their goddamn asses to work!”

I HAD A YOUTUBE COPY, BUT THEY’VE ALL BEEN REMOVED. THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE IT. THERE IS A COPY EMBEDDED AT LINK. SO SICK OF THIS CRAP.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/must-see-kid-rock-gives-epic-stump-speech-grand-rapids-concert-video/

Sanders: I Understand Clinton’s Upset for Losing to the ‘Most Unpopular Candidate in the History of this Country’

THIS SORRY OLD BASTARD MAY BE HAPPIER THAN ALL OF US THAT SHE LOST.

[CtH: I think he’s a tad confused about how “Most Unpopular” is determined.  To my way of thinking, the woman who LOST should get that trophy. ]

Limbaugh: If Ryan and McConnell would Work with Trump “for Just 3 Months” to Pass His Agenda, “Dems wouldn’t have a Prayer for 25 Years”

But they have not listened to Trump. They have not enacted his agenda. They have fought him every step of the way. It’s totally insane. They don’t want Trump to get credit for anything. They would rather see the entire Trump agenda fail. But they may be about to find out Trump can get things done without them.

DoJ makes “shocking” flip in SCOTUS religious liberty case

JUST THINK…A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN’T DESPISE CHRISTIANS

In a major upcoming Supreme Court case that weighs equal rights with religious liberty, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of baker Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to created a cake to celebrate the marriage of Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012.

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/08/doj-makes-shocking-flip-scotus-religious-liberty-case/

Bannon on 60 Minutes: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell ‘Trying to Nullify 2016 Election’

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) are trying to “nullify” the 2016 election because they do not believe in the economic nationalist agenda that got President Donald Trump elected.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/08/bannon-paul-ryan-mitch-mcconnell-trying-to-nullify-2016-election/

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal? When There’s A Democrat Involved

Corruption: A sitting U.S. Senator is currently on trial for bribery, and if he’s found guilty it could have major political ramifications. Haven’t heard about this case? That’s because the Senator in question is a Democrat.

A CNN story this week about the opening of the trial against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez noted that “Democrats are eager to avoid the subject of Menendez’s bribery trial.”

The New York Times wrote an entire piece without identifying Senator Menendez as a Democrat from New Jersey, only later admitting that Menendez is a Democrat in updated version of the story two days later.  AP and NBC both tweeted out a story that Bob Menendez is a Republican.

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/when-is-a-scandal-not-a-scandal-when-theres-a-democrat-involved/

Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook

IT’S NOT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE’S GUILTY, BUT CAN YOU PROVE IT?
HOW I LOATHE THIS ARROGANT BITCH

The Justice Department says it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois Lerner for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

“After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Boyd wrote Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, the chairman of the subcommittee on tax policy.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/08/trumps-justice-department-lets-lois-lerner-off-the-hook/

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A Big Day for America at SCOTUS

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year, I was heartbroken. Perhaps crestfallen isn’t too strong a word. We had lost a staunch, unapologetic conservative voice. With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton dictatorship hanging over our heads, all I could see was the court lurching even farther to the left. At the time no one could foresee the phenomenon that would be Donald Trump stunning the entire world by soundly thumping Obama’s heir apparent. I do not believe another person in the country would have had what it took to win … brash, determined, a viable message of success for the American worker and the guts to tell the chattering class to kiss his ass, political correctness be damned. Remarkably, Mitch McConnell put off hearings on Scalia’s replacement over the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Democrats demanding Obama get the chance to plant another liberal shill on the court.

Scalia – Portrait Of A Man & Jurist

THE LAST DAY OF THIS SESSION WAS A BUSY ONE

SCOTUS substantially reinstated all of Trump’s Travel Order.

The Court also substantially lifted the injunctions, except to persons who already have a bona fide connection to the U.S.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/scotus-reinstates-substantially-all-of-trump-travel-order/

Trump: Decision To Let Travel Ban Take Effect Is ‘Clear Victory For Our National Security’

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/trump-decision-to-let-travel-ban-take-effect-is-clear-victory-for-our-national-security/

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

A clear majority of Supreme Court justices ruled against Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/19/supreme-court-justices-side-church-playground-dispute/100648998/

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and explicitly said that denying money for religious reasons is unconstitutional.

“The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution … and cannot stand,” Roberts wrote.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority. Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench and argued that the ruling imperils the separation of church and state.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/scotus-blocking-church-daycare-grant-money-odious-constitution/

Supreme Court Will Hear a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

After turning down similar appeals, the justices have decided to take on this case.

Back in 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins asked Phillips to make them a wedding cake. The two “planned to marry in Massachusetts but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado.” They had to marry in another state because Colorado did not even recognize same-sex unions until 2014.

Phillips said no since “it would violate his religious beliefs.”

Buzzfeed continued:

Represented by the ACLU, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which found in 2014 the baker ran afoul of the state law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  A Colorado appeals court upheld that decision, saying that if the baker “wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, [the ColoradoAnti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The court added the law “does not impose burdens on religious conduct not imposed on secular conduct.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom may bring another appeal to the Supreme Court. Its lawyers represent “a florist in Washington State who turned away a gay couple seeking flowers for their wedding.” The state supreme court ruled against her and the group has stated that it will “appeal to the Supreme Court.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/supreme-court-will-hear-a-same-sex-wedding-cake-case/

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.

The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.

The second case concerned two men from Pennsylvania who challenged the scope of a federal law that bans felons and some individuals charged with misdemeanors from possessing firearms.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/supreme-court-guns-case/index.html

Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Thomas wrote after most members of the court declined to hear the California case.

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court’s newest member, joined Thomas’ statement on the court’s refusal to hear the case, calling the decision by the 9th circuit on Peruta v. San Diego “indefensible.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/justice-thomas-calls-out-the-supreme-court-for-not-believing-in-the-second-amendment/

I’ve heard that Trump very soon may be nominating another SCOTUS nominee. Kennedy may be retiring. Crypt keeper’s Mother Ginsberg will be rotting in her chair before the crone retires.

MAD MAXINE DID NOT APPROVE

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News Notes

2017_06 23 Trump DOW toon

TRUMP ECONOMY: The Dow Jones and Stock Market are trading near record highs into June 2017.

http://daytradingstockblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/dow-jones-futures-62317-june-23-2017.html

GOOD NEWS! Rep. Scalise and Matt Mika, the two most grievously injured persons from the shooting, have both been moved out of the ICU.

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/06/23/pro-life-congressman-steve-scalise-out-of-icu-after-he-was-shot-by-a-liberal-activist/

TRADE WITH CHINA: China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country’s massive market following a 14-year ban…. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-opens-gates-us-beef-imports-033705130.html

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to allow a Mississippi law to go into effect that protects the religious liberty and conscience rights of those who hold traditional marriage beliefs. The broad-based law provides religious liberty protections to religious organizations, universities, bakers, photographers, florists, and more.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/22/circuit-court-win-religious-freedom-gay-marriage/

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News Notes from Catholic Vote

Don't tread on my religious freedom

CATHOLIC // The Supreme Court of the United States, in an 8-0 decision on Monday, ruled that the pension plans of religious hospitals meet religious exemptions from costly regulations. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the newest member of the Court, did not join in the ruling as he had not yet been confirmed to the Court when oral arguments in the case took place March 27.  http://cvote.it/2sLDvBO

PRAYER BREAKFAST // This morning over 1,000 Catholics will meet in Washington for the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Carried on EWTN, the event will feature Vice President Pence and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services.  http://cvote.it/2sLIhze

BUDGET // Under the Trump reform, food stamp recipients who cannot immediately find a job would be expected to engage in “work activation,” including supervised job searching, training, and community service. http://cvote.it/2rruYGr

DEMOCRATS // More than a dozen Democrats — including staunch Clinton supporters — just want Hillary to stop talking and go away. http://cvote.it/2rrl8UO

FBI // A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said: “No smoking gun at this point” in the Trump-Russia probe. http://cvote.it/2qVJEtC

RUSSIA // Major networks will air former FBI Director Comey testimony on Thursday live. http://cvote.it/2sLYTHb

CULTURE // Showtime comedy shows premieres with vile assault on Catholic Church. Warning: story contains graphic details of this nasty show. http://cvote.it/2sLDNbS

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The Belfast Bakers

In 2014, a Christian bakery was charged with discrimination after declining to make a cake supporting gay marriage.

In 2015, the court found them guilty and fined them for causing “injury to feelings.”  The bakery owners, Daniel and Amy McArthur, a husband and wife team, appealed.

The U.K. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for October 2017 to consider taking up the case.

However, there is more to the story.  In 2015, the company posted profits of £1.3 million.  In 2016, their profits rose to £1.5 million.

  • The rise in U.S. dollars is approximately $220,000.
  • The company owes approximately $163,000 in legal fees.

Ashers General Manager speaks ahead of court appeal

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