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Religious freedom is under seige

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The Dallas-Fort Worth based religious liberty organization Liberty First recently just put out a 418-page booklet called “Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America.” It is an extensive read of how so called Civil Liberty-Libertarians and/or Free Thinker-Atheist groups who are in reality just a part of the first wave front group for the Progressives in their attempt to “fundamentally transform America” into their utopia, in which their understanding of “Situational Ethics” will allow them to force upon the American people their worldview that runs counter to many people of faith.

If you think what I just stated is hot air, you need to look no further than the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). It was founded by Anne Nicol Gaylor who prior to the founding FFRF was and still was up until her death in June 2015 an advocate of so called abortion rights (i.e. Pre-Born Baby/Child Murder) and population control (which it means eventually legalized murder of anyone deemed unfit). She also served on the board of directors on what is known today as NARAL Pro-Choice America. She also wrote a book that also became one of her proudest statements in political activism. That statement and book is called; “Abortion is a Blessing” (the book is out of print but the entire book can be read at their website). Granted you can talk about how pregnancy is no cake walk and yes there were women that died in child birth but that is another article in itself.

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded by Roger Baldwin who opposed America entering World War I and actually supported the Communist regime of Russia that recently took over that respected nation, but eventually Baldwin did condemn the actions of Joseph Stalin and tried to put a distance between his ACLU and open activists of Communism in America. Still, the ACLU to this very day is a first wave progressive attack group. Both the ACLU and FFRF are supporters of the “Do No Harm” act, which if it ever passed would modify the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in the favor of Pro-Abortion and LGBT activists. They could not object to doing business with homosexual activists nor they can object to funding abortion and birth control plans in the company health care policy (nor can any religious organization object). Now do you understand why they just want to limit your faith to just the four walls of your church? Abortion and the LGBTQ agenda are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are other groups that share the same mind set with the ALCU and FFRF.

Residents take sides as Rowan County commissioners decided to appeal prayer lawsuit to Supreme Court | Salisbury Post

http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/09/26/residents-take-sides-as-rowan-county-commissioners-decided-to-appeal-prayer-lawsuit-to-supreme-court/Of the 20 people who spoke, most were in favor of the commissioners appealing the 4th Circuit Court decision that said the commissioners acted unconstitutionally by offering sectarian prayers before their meetings.

But six of the 20 asked the commissioners not to appeal the ruling and to accept the verdict.

“We all understand that this is a predominantly Christian county,” said Whitney Peckman. “However, we are a rapidly changing community, and many more ethnicities and religions are now represented.”

In 2011 there were 600 attacks on religious freedom, fast forward to 2016 and that number jumps to 1400 (133% increase). After eight years of President Barack Obama, the progressives have become embolden than ever to eventually push their world view and agenda and finally do away with what the founders intended including Freedom ‘OF’ Religion. The first wave progressive groups did a great job of twisting the 1st Amendment like a pretzel and inserting Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists into the 1st Amendment and twisting that letter as well. The state used to protect faith, but that has been turned on its head and now the State can tell Churches what to do but the Church can’t object has to submit to whatever the state wants.

First Liberty is fighting the battle that should have been fraught long ago. “Undeniable” documents the legal threats made by the likes of the ACLU, FFRF etc etc, and how public schools and universities and local governments are really breaking the law while trying to avoid a fight with the first wave progressives. These Progressives might have the money, but First Liberty has the knowledge and try to make us understand the rights people of faith have. The book is free and available on either hard copy and digital download by visiting https://firstliberty.org/Undeniable/. The time to fight is now, because Progressivism is becoming the State Civic Religion if not already.

Downgrading religious freedom would cheapen our own lives

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/downgrading-religious-freedom-would-cheapen-our-own-lives-20170922.htmlHowever, the ability to live according to one’s conscience is now at risk. The recent contentious national debates over same-sex marriage, contraception, and transgender bathrooms have battered the very principle that protects conscience rights. The solution to these conflicts, some suggest, is to downgrade our First Amendment rights by limiting its expression only to our homes or houses of worship.

 

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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Are Men Economically Obsolete?

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Technological advances and globalization are prime reasons why over seven million middle-aged men aged 25-54 are not in the American “labor force.”

It may get even worse. A new report from a Federal Reserve official suggests these men are “unlikely to return to the labor force” based on current trends.

Demographic factors drive their nonparticipation, argues Fed economist Didem Tuzemen, who found that disability or illness was the most common cause of no participation.

However, the economist also pointed to “job polarization,” meaning the decline in demand for “middle-skill” workers caused by technological advances and globalization. The fed economist argues that if it weren’t for these economic and technological shifts, nearly two million more men would have been employed in 2016, or 3.6% more employment of men in this age group.


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Why Are Prime-Age Men Vanishing from the Labor Force? by Diden Tuzemen

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Mass Murders, Mass Shootings, Who are we going to allow to influence us?

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Neil Degrasse Tyson is not only one of the new darlings of the mainstream progressive media, he is basically the new Carl Sagan. I can say that because he was the presenter of the updated version of Sagan’s 1980 television series “Cosmos” which become one of the most watched science documentaries of the 20th century and set the standard for other shows like it to follow, including the recent follow-up. A second Cosmos series with Tyson is currently in the pipeline.

With the Parkland, Fla. school shooting added to the list of many other school shootings, Tyson decided to present his remedy on his Twitter feed to help the human race heal and better themselves.

“Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.”

Harvard psychologist and outspoken humanist Stephen Pinker chimed in on MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt”: “What was the benevolent shepherd doing while the teenager was massacring his classmates? If you’re counting on God to make the world a better place you are probably going to make the world a worse place because he is not listening and we saw that yesterday.”

He’s not alone. The Freedom From Religion Foundation likes to remind those who pray daily that “Nothing Fails Like Prayer.” While certain elements of the so-called enlightenment coupled with scientific advances might have debunked certain superstitions, they moved us away from God’s law and embraced evil ideals.

I am sure that most if not all Big “A” Atheists embrace and admire the ideals and philosophies of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s ideals of natural selection and evolution were taken to heart by several different men over the years. Jeffrey Dahmer in an interview with NBC News said that he believed in Darwinian evolution and that led him to become a serial killer and sex offender. He received a life sentence but along the way, he renounced his belief in Darwin and embraced creationism. Dahmer was murdered by another prisoner in Nov. 1994.

Adolf Hitler’s vision of a new Germany only came on the world stage not only because of the of the theories of Darwin but also from the notions of Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche believed that those who are stronger in the world must attack, conquer and eventually murder those who are weaker than they are. Did you know that Nietzsche admitted that his conclusions came from Lucifer himself? He actually said it. Nietzsche’s “might makes right” view coupled with Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” proved to be a toxic cocktail for the human race.

Eric Harris drank this toxin via his education in the public education system. Many at Columbine High School in Denver, Colo. would pay the price. This included Cassie Bernall who was immortalized by many evangelical Christians in the Michael W. Smith song “This Is Your Time.”

Just another consequence of forbidding the existence of God in the public school classroom in the name of “separation of church and state.” You can’t honor God for they say He does not exist. We act astonished when another school shooting happens or a would-be tyrant tries to play God, and yet these humanists want us to be better ourselves without God’s help. They are true fools, or they know God exists and they are trying to weasel out of accountability for their sinful actions.

Harris and Dahmer were men with little to no power and it did not end well for either of them. The masterminds like Tyson and Pinker who have money and are well-off are in high places, can seek to use their leverage to empower people and advance causes that fit with their visions of what they think will be a better world. They will fail as well.

Trouble is, it will likely lead to another tyrant who demands that the human race renounces God. Jeffrey Dahmer believed in Darwinian evolution, took ideas of creationism that turned him around before he was murdered by another prisoner. Eric Harris took Darwin’s doctrine of Natural Selection no differently than Hitler. He paid attention to the “teacher rap” and took it to heart. Friedrich Nietzsche admitted being influenced by the devil himself. His views influenced Harris and Hitler.

Who are we going to allow to influence us? Neil Degrasse Tyson? Stephen Pinker? The mainstream media? There are consequences for kicking God out of schools and breaking His laws-we are seeing it today.


This article was originally published in The Christian Post
https://www.christianpost.com/voice/mass-murders-mass-shootings-and-the-need-to-return-to-god-and-his-holy-law.html

Other references
https://www.dailywire.com/news/27320/americas-leading-scientists-degrasse-tyson-and-ben-shapiro

https://www.generations.org/programs/869

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In a violent world, it’s time to do the right thing “for the children”

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In the never-ending assault on liberty, Progressive Democrats and Republicans often resort to using children as a type of political cover for their otherwise unpopular agenda. We are witnessing this right now as they work to dismantle the Second Amendment following the Florida high school shooting.

But let’s face it; who can say “no” to an agenda when it’s “for the children?”

Clearly, this ploy has paid huge dividends for big-government Progressives. One need look no further than the recent budget negotiations where the obsolete Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was renewed for 6 years. Or the recent suggestion to use Social Security to finance big-government’s newest entitlement—Ivanka Trump’s Paid Family Leave.

Quite honestly “for the children” has been so successful that I’ve decided to adopt it myself. While Progressives use it to destroy freedom, I will use it to defend the Constitution.

For example, as I mentioned earlier, Progressives are using the Florida tragedy to void the Second Amendment to keep children safe. But I will defend gun rights because it’s the only way we can keep them safe. Unarmed Americans in gun-free zones will only lead to more tragedies like Florida, not fewer.

Additionally, I will defend the First Amendment “for the children.” What future awaits the next generation if liberty is destroyed due to being raised on political correctness and spending their time in safe-spaces?

In fact, I will defend the entire Constitution “for the children.” What future will the next generation have if tyranny replaces freedom?

I will also fight for the Convention of States‘ goal for a balanced budget amendment “for the children.” What kind of future will they have if they are forced to pay for our fiscal irresponsibility? And I will fight to end abortion “for the (unborn) children,” because they are deprived of even having a future when they are deprived their right to life.

While there will certainly be more issues to fight for, it’s time to get ready America. The Strident Conservative is going to be more strident than ever because, after all, it’s “for the children.”

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

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