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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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National Day of Prayer, Part 2

From President Trump’s Proclamation of May 4, 2017 as the National Day of Prayer:

We are also reminded and reaffirm that all human beings have the right, not only to pray and worship according to their consciences, but to practice their faith in their homes, schools, charities, and businesses in private and in the public square free from government coercion, discrimination, or persecution.  Religion is not merely an intellectual exercise, but also a practical one that demands action in the world.

2017_05 04 Trump signs religious freedom order

President Trump celebrated today by signing a religious liberty executive order that will protect Christian organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions.

“Freedom is not a gift from government. It is a gift from God,” Trump said in signing the order. “We are here to defend the rights of all Americans.”

“Finally, the federal government realizes the immoral and insane mandate that forces organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to include contraception and abortifacients in their healthcare plans,” he said. “This step today starts the process of reversing the devastating trend set by the last administration to punish charities, pastors, family owned businesses and honest, hard-working people simply for living according to their faith. This trend is in part why 60 percent of Trump voters in the last election said they were more likely to vote for him because the GOP platform is very clear on religious liberty and unborn life.”

The House of Representatives celebrated by passing their partial repeal and replace of Obamacare.  While it does not go as far as Conservatives would like, it does defund Planned Parenthood and ensure that Obamacare won’t cover abortions.

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National Day of Prayer

The media whined and screamed during his entire reign of terror that Obama was a CHRISTIAN!

He showed what he was on several occasions by cancelling the day of prayer, but never, not once, missed celebrating a Muslim holiday. Everybody knew it; they just wouldn’t admit it.

Trump To Sign Executive Order That Allows Churches To Endorse Political Candidates

Donald Trump will mark the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order that scales back the restrictions placed on churches that prevent them from being politically active in order to maintain their tax-exempt status.
BEING POLITICALLY ACTIVE HAS NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM FOR BLACK CHURCHES. THEY GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.

The order directs the Internal Revenue Service to use “maximum enforcement discretion” over the amendment, but it also gives religious organizations “regulatory relief” from an Obama administration mandate that required them to provide their employees with health coverage that included contraception.

Trump promised repeatedly throughout the campaign to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment because he believes it threatens the freedom of religion. However, it would require an act of Congress to completely repeal the amendment.

“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said just days after he took office at the National Prayer Breakfast.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trump-to-sign-executive-order-that-allows-churches-to-endorse-political-candidates/

OF COURSE, FAITH IN GOD IS NOT IN THE DEMOCRAT PLATFORM

Dems tout Day of Reason as alternative to National Day of Prayer


Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) is pushing a resolution to designate May 4 as the National Day of Reason as a response to the National Day of Prayer.

Lieu thanked Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Humanists for Climate Action on Twitter for supporting his resolution to recognize “the importance of reason in the betterment of humanity.”

TED LIEU IS THE ANTI-GUN ZEALOT WHO WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-RUNNING WITH A VIOLENT CHINESE GANG

The resolution encourages people to use the day to focus on “the employment of reason, critical thought, the scientific method and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems and for the welfare of humankind.”

“There is no doubt that emotions and passions play an important role in American politics,” Lieu said in a statement linked to the tweet.

http://thehill.com/regulation/other/331908-dems-support-alternative-to-national-day-of-prayer

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Earth Day… 4/22/2017

On Earth Day, Hitler gets mad at Al Gore’s global warming hypocrisy

OK, the title was just a hook to get you to pay attention. Like having a sale on milk, knowing you’ll spend more at the grocery while you save a quarter on a gallon of milk. This is just the typical scattershot nonsense that is my contribution to the chaos.

Trump Personally Works Deal To Rescue American Aid Worker Held For 3 Years In Egypt
WILL TRUMP GET ANY CREDIT FOR THIS? DON’T BE SILLY.
Donald Trump’s administration has secured the freedom of an Egyptian-US charity worker who was detained for nearly three years in Cairo.
Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night with her family on a US government jet.
Ms Hijazi, whose charity cared for street children, faced child abuse charges branded false by rights groups.
Her release was reportedly agreed before Mr Trump met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi this month.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39670101?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Watch: President Trump Welcomes Home Freed American from Egyptian Detention Center

According to one report, Barack Obama tried negotiating terms of her release several years ago but failed.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/justinholcomb/2017/04/21/watch-president-trump-welcomes-fr-n2316454

REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA GOT THE THREE HOSTAGES FREED BY IRAN AS PART OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL?ROBERT LEVENSON WAS STILL BEING HELD AFTER MORE THAN 9 YEARS.
‘WHAT ABOUT THE JEW?’
‘F*** HIM’
FBI: Jewish American in Iran longest held hostage in US history
Kerry confirmed Iran had pledged to help locate Levinson.
“As the president has said, and as I have told the Levinson family when I have met with them, we will never forget Bob, and we will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again,” he said in a statement.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/fbi-jewish-american-in-iran-longest-held-hostage-in-us-history/
THIS STORY IS FROM MARCH OF LAST YEAR. OBAMA NEVER GOT HIM FREED BECAUSE HE REALLY DIDN’T CARE. HE DID, HOWEVER, SWAP 5 TOP AL QUAEDA COMMANDERS FOR A DESERTER, SO HE HAD THAT GOING FOR HIM.

Students vote to give blacks free tuition at Western Kentucky University
The school’s Student Government Association passed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus.
The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and “white supremacy,” The Bowling Green Daily News reported.
“We demand reparations for the systemic denial of access to high quality educational opportunities in the form of full and free access for all black people (including undocumented, currently and formerly incarcerated people to Western Kentucky University),” the resolution reads, according to the Daily News.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/20/western-kentucky-university-students-vote-to-give-/

“FREE TUITION as Reparations?” Tucker Tries His Best With Liberal College Student

WELCOME TO WKU
BLACKS AND ILLEGALS, FREE
PRIVILEGED WHITES, $30K PER SEMESTER.
CHECK YOUR WHITENESS AT THE DOOR.

I’M THROWING THIS IN…FOR BALANCE
Teacher Allegedly Banned Students From Wearing Crosses

But allegedly promotes LGBT causes in class.
Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation group that promotes religious freedom, in a letter to Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins detailed math teacher Lora Jane Riedas’ actions.
The letter claims Riedas told at least three students they could not wear their Christian crosses.
“We write on behalf of parents of children in the classroom of teacher Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, who report that Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming on occasion that they are ‘gang symbols,’ “ wrote Liberty Counsel.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/20/teacher-allegedly-banned-students-from-wearing-crosses/

MORE STUPID CRAP IN COMMENT SECTION

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Trump picks pro-life conservative to lead HHS civil rights office

Roger Severino

President Trump has appointed social conservative Roger Severino to head the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Severino, who served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written and published extensively against leftist “gender ideology” and the Obama administration’s promotion of transgenderism in the military.

He previously worked as CEO and legal counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, one of the world’s premier legal organizations defending religious freedom.

Leftie heads are exploding.

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Gorsuch Will Make a Difference

Gorsuch will provide the Supreme Court with the crucial fifth vote needed to sustain the Constitution as written and to protect fundamental rights like religious freedom, free speech, and the right to bear arms.

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The new Supreme Court justice will arrive in time to hear the April 19 oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, which is a case of stark, blatant religious discrimination by the government.

Gorsuch will also influence which pending petitions SCOTUS will accept for appeal.

Among those pending is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an important case about an individual’s right to refuse to perform a service that violates his or her religious beliefs.

Two other important petitions — Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute and North Carolina v. North Carolina NAACP — involve voter ID and election integrity.

Neil Gorsuch should also provide the fifth vote needed to quash the judicial activism present in the injunctions against Trump’s travel ban orders.  The Constitution clearly gives POTUS the authority as commander-in-chief to protect the nation, something Obama did without any liberals freaking out about it.

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Another Trump Promise Kept

Christians face court martial

Donald Trump campaigned as a defender of religious liberty.  His nominee for Secretary of the Army is in keeping with that promise.

Obama’s SecArmy was an open homosexual who put LGBQTs over traditional Bible believers and, IMHO, over the good of the Army’s mission.

Trump’s nominee is a Tea Party, pro-life conservative Christian.

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