“On the alter of God, I pledge, undying hostility to any government restrictions on the free minds of the people…[and] eternal resistance to every form of tyranny over the minds of men.” Thomas Jefferson
July 21, 2010
I saw a cartoon the other day depicting members of the Obama administration hanging upside down after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said; “It seems like the whole country is upside down”. I couldn’t agree more Jan, this country is being turned into hell.
“We the people” need to stand up for ALL our rights or we will lose them! Christians need to fight for thier religious freedom rights, or we will lose them! This country was founded by men who craved the right to worship as they pleased despite the King’s rule. Now, just over 200 years later, has the crown retaken the colonies?
This is not a problem that just started and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to Christians after prayers were banned in public schools. I have always wondered why the Christian’s haven’t fought against this harder.
This is the evil the Bible speaks of when it says “to put on the whole armour of God” for the battle. This is it folks! It was pure unadulterated evil that drove Hitler to mass murder the Jews. Are we going to allow America to falter into a dictatorship where we may have to face similar types of persecution as countries who do not have FREEDOM?
Following is the appeal I sent out today. You decide. Even if you aren’t Christian if you know anything about liberty you know you need to sign this petition to preserve each and everyone’s rights under the US Constitution. The founders knew that our inalienable rights come from our creator. In the USA, they are guaranteed under our Constitution. If our Constitution and it’s laws are not protected we will lose our freedom. Do not go silently into the night. Stand with US and fight to protect our FREEDOM!
Hello fellow patriots,
A North Carolina Congressman, Speaker of the House for NC, has declared war on the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Please stand up for our rights in this country to preserve our freedom of speech and worship as we please. There’s a link below to sign the petition and links about the story. Only by standing up for our liberty can we hope to keep it.
Diana Pinkstock July 20 at 6:31pm
JESUS BANNED as ILLEGAL SPEECH !!! God help us!!!
Speaker of the House Bans “Jesus”
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 10:11pm
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Representative Joe Hackney (D-NC), Speaker of the North Carolina State House, has banned the word “Jesus” as illegal speech during public prayers offered by volunteer pastors before legislative meetings.
Pastor Ron Baity, the one who dared to utter the “offensive hate-speech” by saying the name Jesus, confirmed a Fox News Report entitled “Pastor Yanked from Capitol Over ‘Jesus’ Prayer” which reports the Pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.
“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.
Baity’s troubles began during the week of May 31. He said a House clerk asked to see his prayer. The invocation including prayers for our military, state lawmakers and a petition to God asking him to bless North Carolina.
“When I handed it to the lady, I watched her eyes and they immediately went right to the bottom of the page and the word Jesus,” he told FOX News Radio. “She said ‘We would prefer that you not use the name Jesus. We have some people here that can be offended.'”
When Baity protested that he himself would be offended if the government ordered him to deny Christ, she brought the matter to the attention of House Speaker Joe Hackney personally.
Speaker Hackney then decided to disinvite Pastor Baity, that he could pray that day only, but would not be allowed to pray again in the future, and the pastor’s services were terminated for the remainder of the week, because he prayed “in Jesus’ Name.”
Hey Congress! Jesus is not an illegal word, the Bible is not a banned book, and evangelistic speech is not a crime. Please respectfully demand that our Congress uphold the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the North Carolina Constitution which says in Articles 13 and 14, “All persons have a natural and inalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience. Freedom of speech and of the press are two of the great bulwarks of liberty and therefore shall never be restrained.”
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has specifically authorized legislatures to PERMIT prayers offered “in Jesus name,” (while not forcing all prayers to conform to a formula) as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote in Turner v. Fredericksburg: “the Establishment Clause does not absolutely dictate the form of legislative prayer. In Marsh, the legislature employed a single chaplain and printed the prayers he offered in prayer books at public expense. By contrast, the legislature in Simpson allowed a diverse group of church leaders from around the community to give prayers at open meetings. Simpson, 404 F.3d at 279. Both varieties of legislative prayer were found constitutional.”
Since the courts do not REQUIRE you to ban “Jesus” as an illegal word, and the Constitution does not PERMIT you to ban “Jesus” as an illegal word, we must request they reverse the ban, and restore to all pastors the RIGHT to pray “in Jesus name” even in public forums like the Statehouse. PLEASE REVERSE THE BAN and PROTECT FREEDOM.
Regardless of your religious persuasion, it is important that we not allow our government to go unchecked and crazy with power, eroding our freedoms and shredding our Constitutional rights. Our current Legislative and Executive branches of government ( aided and abetted by the mainstream media, the ACLU and other unions), are doing just that, in a very methodical and orchestrated effort. Each time they swing their ax we get one step closer to our tree of freedom falling down.
Please take action. Contact Representatives and senators. And get the word out.
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Stand Up, Stand Strong, and Refuse to allow America to falter to anything less than the Founders fought and died to bequeath us!
God Bless you,
God Bless America!
I am a proud American, We ARE the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE!
“No country and no people can be free and ignorant at the same time” –Thomas Jefferson
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