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Exclusive from Gen. Flynn: Forces of Evil Want To Steal Our Freedom in the Dark of Night, But God Stands with Us


Reported By Michael Flynn | Published June 11, 2020 at 10:51am

There are seminal moments in American history that test every fiber of our nation’s soul. We are facing one now.

Revolutionary forces are causing every American citizen to question which direction the country is heading. To determine the outcome, we must examine our nation’s history to project ourselves forward into the future.

Once again, tyranny and treachery are in our midst, and although we feel we’ve descended into a hellish state of existence, we must never forget, hell is conquerable.

Prayer is the greatest weapon and a consciousness of God is the ultimate “thought of the day.”

The idea or notion of a heaven on Earth is the very real sense of being free. Freedom is oxygen. Like the air we breathe that keeps our lungs full and our hearts beating, the celestial feeling of freedom brings a sense of peace to our souls.

Freedom must never be taken for granted. Securing our freedom demands a high price — and that price requires hard work and sacrifice. Both will bind us all by the value they produce, but only if we are willing to seek new opportunities and new ideas.

Those who have sacrificed the most, those who have given the last true measure of devotion that derives from the love of faith, family and the cause of freedom — for all of us to be free, and for the betterment of our republic and the free world — cannot be allowed to have died in vain.

Theirs is the ultimate sacrifice and heaven is their reward.

Our future, the future of our children and grandchildren and the future of our country are at stake. God will not give way to the care of the devil or allow us to be left to the evil vices of those who would steal our freedom in the dark of night. He will not. Instead, God will stand with us, as he always does.

Hard work and personal sacrifice still very much matter. Being a good person and showing kindness to others still matter.

If our nation is to survive this crucible moment, we need to fall back on the God-given values and ideals that are the very foundation of our constitutional republic. Let us not fear the uncertainty that comes with the unknown, instead accept it and fight through that sense of fear. And we must remember: The power of hell, while strong, is limited. God is the ultimate judge and decision maker. His anointed providence is our country, the United States of America.

As long as we accept God in the lifeblood of our nation, we will be OK. If we don’t, we will face a hellish existence.

I vote we accept God.

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Trump DOE Promotes School Prayer on National Religious Freedom Day


Written by Penny Starr | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/trump-doe-promotes-school-prayer-on-national-religious-freedom-day/

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President Donald Trump is marking National Religious Freedom Day with a ceremony at the White House on Thursday and is also issuing a guidance letter to educational institutions and the public on students’ Constitutional right to prayer.

The guidance will be posted in the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 and it states, in part:

Section 8524(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act and codified at 20 U.S.C. 7904(a), requires the Secretary to issue guidance to State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and the public on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. In addition, section 8524(b) requires that, as a condition of receiving ESEA funds, an LEA must certify in writing to its SEA that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as detailed in this updated guidance.

Education Week’s report on the guidance noted precedent for the Trump administration’s move:

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in its current and past versions, requires the U.S. Department of Education to provide guidance on prayer in schools every two years, but that guidance hasn’t been updated since 2003, a senior administration official said.

“President Trump is committed to making sure that people of faith, particularly children,” are not discouraged from constitutionally protected rights to pray, an administration official said in a conference call with reporters.

The new school prayer guidance, which will be published in the Federal Register Thursday Jan. 21, reiterates requirements under existing law that school districts must annually certify to their state departments of education that they have “no policy prohibiting participation in constitutionally protected prayer,” officials said. State education departments must have a process for fielding complaints the right to prayer has been violated, and they must report any complaints or lawsuits over school prayer to the federal Education Department, the guidance says.

The guidance also states that student religious groups should have the same access to school facilities as secular groups, which has been in place since 1998, Education Week reports.

The Trump administration will also issue a directive on Thursday that states religiously affiliated groups can get federal grants even if the group is located in a state that prohibits public funding of such groups.

“Those laws, known as Blaine amendments, are the subject of a case on tax-credit scholarships for private schools that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next week,” Education Week notes in its report.

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WATCH: Trump Shocks Church With Surprise Visit – Here’s What The Pastor Did


Written by K. Walker on June 3, 2019

President Trump made an unscheduled stop after a visit to his golf club on Sunday. Here’s what happened…

In the wake of the horrible mass shooting in Virginia Beach on Friday which left 12 dead, and many questions about motive, President Trump made a stop at McLean Bible Church in Vienne, VA. Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said in a statement: “President Donald J. Trump is visiting McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA, to visit with the Pastor and pray for the victims and community of Virginia Beach.”

As ClashDaily reported earlier, Franklin Graham and over 200 Christian leaders had called for a special day of prayer for the President on June 2 — yesterday.

When the President walked onto the stage wearing his golf shoes. Pastor David Platt took the opportunity to pray for the President.

I want to ask us to bow our heads together now and pray for our President.

Oh God, we praise You as the one Universal King over all. You are our leader and our Lord and we worship You. There’s one God and one Savior and it’s You and Your name is Jesus and we exalt You, Jesus. And we know we need Your mercy, we need Your grace, we need Your help, we need Your wisdom in our country. And so we stand right now on behalf of our President and we pray for Your grace and Your mercy and Your wisdom upon him.

God, we pray that he would know how much You love him so much that You sent Jesus to die for his sins, our sins. So we pray that he would look to You and he would trust in You, he would lean on You, that he would govern and make decisions in ways that are good for justice and good for righteousness and good for equity— every good path.

Lord we pray, we pray that You would give him all of the grace that he needs to govern in ways that we just saw in 1 Timothy 2 that lead to peaceful and quiet lives — godly and dignified in every way. God, we pray for Your blessing in that way upon his family. We pray that You give him strength, we pray that You give him clarity, wisdom, wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Please, oh God, give him wisdom and help him to lead our country. Alongside other leaders we pray today for leaders in Congress we pray for leaders in courts, we pray for leaders in national and state levels. Please, oh God, help us to look to You, help us to trust in Your word, help us to seek Your wisdom and live in ways that reflect Your love and Your grace, Your righteousness and Your justice. We pray for your blessings on our President toward that end. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Heartwarming Photo of Teens Praying Before the Prom Goes Viral — Now They’re Facing Backlash


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A recent photo posted to Facebook has sparked some rage after a group of kids were captured praying for their prom dinner. 

The kids were eating at a local Longhorn Steakhouse before their prom. One of the teen’s mothers decided to send the photo of the kids praying at dinner to a journalist in Oakland California, named Frank Somerville. Somerville shared the photo with his followers on Facebook with a note attached from the mother explaining how she wanted to share a picture of her daughter on her prom night. Now the picture is gaining headlines as many have decided to get upset over what they saw the kids doing. The debate about the photo is that people just assumed they were good people because they were spotted saying grace

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A photo featuring a group of teenagers praying over their dinner before heading to the prom is going viral — but it’s not garnering the positive reaction one might expect. KTVU journalist Frank Sommerville shared the heartwarming picture on social media after the mother of one of the teens sent it to him, saying, “Now with the stories today about teenagers and tide pods and condoms gathering headlines—this picture speaks for itself.”

The woman, identified as Noelle Smith, added that she was “so impressed with these young people on their prom date at Longhorn. They all said Grace before eating and were all well behaved.”

Sommerville appeared to agree, posting the photo on Facebook and writing, “Coupled with the post I did yesterday about the kids playing basketball who kneeled when a funeral procession went by, it says a lot about young people these days. It’s REALLY nice to see.”

However, the picture quickly sparked outrage on social media with people furiously debating whether the group of teens were “nice kids” simply because they were captured in prayer.

“Saying grace over your food says nothing of your moral compass, integrity or character … Behaving well at a restaurant while in your late teens, and being considerate to people, should not be Facebook praise worthy,” one commenter wrote.

“Let’s be clear though, kids who don’t say grace are also good kids,” another added. “Just because you aren’t Christian doesn’t make you a bad person.”

While the post was soon flooded with negative comments, Sommerville eventually addressed the criticism:

I’m honestly surprised by some of these comments.. I wasn’t trying to imply that you have to be a Christian to be a good person.. what I see from these kids is that they are respectful… that they are humbled… and that they are appreciative for what they have. … I could care less whether they are religious…. but by saying grace it shows me that they have those qualities.. and those are the qualities… regardless of whether you believe in god … that I admire.

A woman claiming to be the grandmother of one of the teens also came to their defense, writing, “These kids were raised to respect their elders and to be the best that they could be.”

Falwell Praises Trump For ‘Bold Truthful’ Words On Charlottesville


 

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President Donald Trump received a ringing endorsement Wednesday from one evangelical supporter who is not turning his back on the president.

“Finally a leader in WH. Jobs returning, N Korea backing down, bold truthful stmt about #charlottesville tragedy. So proud of @realdonaldtrump,” Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted.

On Tuesday, Trump said both sides in the Charlottesville violence were to blame for letting unrest get out of hand. Falwell is not the only major evangelical figure to support Trump.

On Sunday, when many voices were condemning Trump for blaming both sides in his response to Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Rev. Franklin Graham stood by him.

“Shame on the politicians who are trying to push blame on President Trump for what happened in #Charlottesville, VA. That’s absurd,” Graham wrote on his Facebook page.

“What about the politicians such as the city council who voted to remove a memorial that had been in place since 1924, regardless of the possible repercussions? How about the city politicians who issued the permit for the lawful demonstration to defend the statue? And why didn’t the mayor or the governor see that a powder keg was about to explode and stop it before it got started? Instead they want to blame President Donald J. Trump for everything,” he wrote.

Graham said that the division taking place furthers the ends of Satan.

“Really, this boils down to evil in people’s hearts. Satan is behind it all. He wants division, he wants unrest, he wants violence and hatred. He’s the enemy of peace and unity. I denounce bigotry and racism of every form, be it black, white or any other. My prayer is that our nation will come together. We are stronger together, and our answers lie in turning to God,” he wrote.

Some clergy backed Trump’s comments Monday condemning neo-Nazis.

“I condemn the forces of white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism that divide our country today, and I also condemn those who seek to politicize it all for their political gain,” said minister Samuel Rodriguez, who took part in Trump’s inauguration.

“Unless, we bridge this senseless and partisan divide there will be more horrors to come. It’s on each of us to be a part of solution and it begins with turning our political swords into plowshares. We must begin to work together to heal our nation,” he said.

Prayers For Trump! Group of Pastors form Prayer Circle with President in the Oval


This is a moment you wouldn’t catch Barack Obama in.

A group of evangelical leaders were allowed into the oval office to form a prayer circle with the president and vice president. They laid their hands on President Trump’s back during the prayer.

Photos from the moment show Trump and Pence closing their eyes and bowing their heads.

Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook.

The group were invited to pray with Trump during a meeting with members of The Office of Public Liaison.

Others pictured included Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and Michele Bachmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota.

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Mr. Howard-Browne, who is from South Africa but came to America in 1987 after a ‘calling from God’, described the moment as ‘surreal’ and ‘humbling’.

He wrote: ‘Yesterday I was asked by Pastor Paula White-Cain to pray over our 45th President – what a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office – laying hands and praying for our President – Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance and Protection – who could ever even imagine – wow – we are going to see another great spiritual awakening.

Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, a large evangelical university in Virginia, was also at the meeting.

He told CNN that they used to also pray with Obama, but with Trump it is different.

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‘When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship,’ he said.

‘He was also in good spirits,’ Moore said. ‘He was as strong and focused as I have ever seen him. It was as if he was entirely above the fray.’

A Prayer for Our Nation on this July 4, 2017


The following prayer for our Nation was adapted from Psalms 80.

Hear us, our Heavenly ABBA Father, You who lead Your Church in America. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth before Your people. Awaken Your might; come and save us.

Restore us, ABBA Father; make Your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

How long, Lord God Almighty, will Your anger smolder against the prayers of Your people? You have fed us with the bread of tears; You have made us drink tears by the bowlful. You have made us an object of contention to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.

Restore us, ABBA Father; make Your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

You transplanted a vine from Europe; You drove out the nations and planted it. You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land. The mountains are covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches. Its branches reached from Sea to Sea, its shoots from Canada to Mexico.

Why have You broken down our nation so that all who pass by pick its grapes? People who have come here illegally, acting like Boars from the forest ravage our economy, resources and taxes, while those from within who hate You, all You Stand for, Your Word and especially Your Church, they act as insects from the fields destroying your inspired Constitution and our Liberty.

Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine, the root Your right hand has planted, the Branch You have raised up for Yourself. Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at Your rebuke Your people perish.

Let Your hand rest on the man at Your right hand, the son of man, Jesus our Lord and Savior Who You raised from the dead for our salvation. We will never turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name.

Restore us, ABBA Father, Lord God Almighty; make Your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

In Jesus Mighty Name above all names, AMEN!

 

 

 

 

George W. Bush Offers Prayers And Encouragement To Wife Of Wounded Congressman


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He posted on Facebook Friday saying, “Last night I had a nice chat with Jennifer Scalise, who reports that Steve is fighting hard and getting better. They are both staying #ScaliseStrong, and Laura and I are praying for the Congressman’s full and speedy recovery.”

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Many of the former president’s followers praised him for his care and compassion.

“Thank you Mr. President and Mrs. Bush for being such wonderful role models and genuinely compassionate people,” one follower wrote.

Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., by a lone gunman while he and other Republican congressmen were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Witnesses to the event said Scalise was shot in the left hip while standing at second base. He was transported to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he is currently in critical condition. However, doctors said Friday they are encouraged by his improvement over the past 36 hours.

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania went to the hospital for a short visit with the congressman and his wife. After the visit, Trump tweeted: “Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape – but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!”

Steve Scalise’s wife, Jennifer Scalise, released a statement Friday on her husband’s Twitter page, thanking people for “the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes.”

The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was shot by the police and subsequently died from his injuries.

 

My Thanksgiving Prayer for all of You


“This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between what is important and what is not and choose what is important; that you will be pure and blameless for the coming of Christ; that your life will be full of the many good works that are produced by Jesus Christ to bring glory and praise to God.” (Philippians 1:9-11 ERV)

May you and yours enjoy the most God Blessed Thanksgiving ever, In Jesus Wonderful Name, Amen.

Jerry Broussard

POWERFUL: A Soldier’s Simple Prayer… This Should Go VIRAL


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Compare this powerful, self-sacrificial prayer and life, to the entitlement rabble that Obamaland has spawned.

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Bobby Jindal Leads Powerful Prayer For the Murdered Heroes in Tennessee


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Photo of Marine with bride-to-be goes viral


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Wedding photos going viral are routine – thousands appear in an online search. But a viral prayer image? Not so much.WeddingPrayer-470x599

But that’s exactly what is happening with the image of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Earwood, 21, holding the hand of Maggie, 22, then his fiancée but now his wife.

Photographer Dwayne Schmidt captured the moment when the two wanted to pray together before their ceremony, but didn’t want to be seeing each other before their vows.

It reveals her standing next to the corner of a building, her left hand reaching out to hold his hand. He is standing at the same corner, but facing away from her, and his right hand reaches behind him to touch hers.

He is praying. She holds her right hand to her face, touched by emotion.

Schmidt posted it on Facebook, where he said it was a unique moment.

“I have photographed a lot of weddings. This has to be one of the best things I have ever got to see, much less photograph.”

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Commenters joined him.

“WOW! PRECIOUS. Always put God first!” wrote Shannon Conner.

“My eyes filled with tears!!!” said Marcela Pulido.

“We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn’t want to take a step without it being in God’s will. I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with and the amazing family I was marrying into,” he said.

Maggie added, “When I first grabbed his hand, he was shaking really bad, so I knew he was really nervous. It relieved me to know the person I was getting ready to marry felt the same way about God.”

The report said the two grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, were friends in his school, and began dating several years ago.

We’re thankful that our picture is able to bless so many people and touch that many hearts,” Caleb told USA Today.

It already has circled the globe. The Daily Mail explained they “kept their eyes closed and turned away from one another as family members brought them together for a prayer on Saturday before their Memorial Day weekend wedding.”

Tens of thousands of Facebook users have “liked” the picture since it was posted.

Beautiful picture. It brought tears to my eyes,” said Rebecca Warren Helms. “The bride is showing some raw emotion and love. You captured how affected she was by his words.”

The wedding was at a pavilion at Camp Daniel Boone in Canton, North Carolina. 


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Rev. Billy Graham: ‘America is Just as Wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah Ever Were’


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By Michael W. Chapman ~~~ October 16, 2014

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Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah” and deserves “the judgment of God,” this judgment can be lessened through prayer.

“Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were earnestly praying, with hearts that had been cleansed and washed by the blood of Christ,” said Rev. Graham in his commentary for Decision magazine, published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

“The problems of the world will never be settled unless our national leaders go to God in prayer,” he said. “If only they would discover the power and wisdom that there is in reliance upon God, we could soon see the solution to the grave problems that face the world!”

Graham is 95 and reportedly often bedridden at his home in Montreat, N.C. His commentary in the October issue of Decision, under the headline “Turning the Tide of History,” was reprinted from a sermon he delivered Jan. 7, 1962 on the Hour of Decision radio program.

 

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Reverend Graham’s comments start off in saying, “Our nation was founded by men who believed in prayer,” and notes that Benjamin Franklin, in addressing the 1787 Constitutional Convention, said that “God governs in the affairs of men.”

“Today the world is being carried on a rushing torrent of history that is sweeping out of control,” said Rev. Graham.  “There is but one power available to redeem the course of events, and that is the power of prayer by God-fearing, Christ-believing people.”

He continued, “One of the reasons the United Nations has become so ineffective in handling world situations is that there is no prayer, no recognition of God. Unless the leaders of nations turn to God in prayer, their best plans will fail, just as did the plans of those who built the tower of Babel.”

Rev. Graham then noted numerous instances from the Bible where people “turned the tide of history by prayer.”  For example, he notes,

  • Elisha prayed and a young man was raised from the dead;
  • Jesus prayed and Lazarus rose from the dead;
  • the thief on the cross next to Jesus prayed and Jesus told him he would go to paradise that day;
  • John Wesley prayed and religious fervor grew in England,
  • and the same happened with Johnathan Edwards in Northampton.
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Rev. Billy Graham, left, and one of his sons, Rev. Franklin Graham. (AP)

“I tell you, history could be altered and changed again if people went to their knees in believing prayer,” said Rev. Graham.

Rev. Billy Graham, whose wife Ruth died in 2007, has five children and 19 grandchildren. He has been listed as one of the most admired men by Gallup almost every year since 1955. Over the decades, his evangelical Christian message was heard, in person, on radio, and through television, by an estimated 2.2 billion people. Rev. Graham is often referred to as “America’s pastor.”

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While Domestic Abuse Thugs Mar NFL, Tim Tebow Waits For Second Chance


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Tim Tebow — I’m Still Training For The NFL!!!
Tim Tebow refuses to let his NFL dream die — telling TMZ Sports he’s back in L.A. to continue his training … whether he’s on a team or not. The 26-year-old hasn’t played a single down since 2012 … during a failed experiment with the New York Jets. Over the past year, we’ve seen him working out all over Los Angeles … mostly focusing on his throwing motion. Over the past year, we’ve seen him working out all over Los Angeles … mostly focusing on his throwing motion. And last night, while heading into Boa Steakhouse — Tebow made it seem like he’s still determined to make his NFL return … even if the odds are stacked against him.
Roger Goodell’s NFL is coming apart at the seams. America’s most popular league has been deteriorating for years under Goodell thanks to his ridiculous rule changes, obsession with London, his force feeding of horrendous Thursday Night games, and his erratic way of dealing with players behaving badly. That’s just the short list. Goodell is squeezing the love out of our game and his grip is as tight as one of his creepy hugs on Draft Night.
The recent domestic abuse charges against several players have finally put Goodell’s bumbling tenure as commish under the microscope. Horrific allegations have surfaced regarding multiple players. They are superstars, mid-level guys, and reserves. Their common thread is the mistreatment of others. Others being small children and women. Not unlike many of the victims of these thugs, the NFL has a black eye. Kind of makes you yearn for the days of Tim Tebow.

The former Broncos and Jets signal caller is still waiting for the phone to ring. The Florida Gators legend is doing a sensational job hosting on the SEC Network, but it’s no secret that the southpaw wants to be playing the game he loves, not talking about it. Sadly, after being mishandled grossly in New York, Tebow has not had another regular-season opportunity with an NFL club.

Arguably one of the greatest college players ever, Tebow also owns a winning record as an NFL starter. His dramatic comeback wins include a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers when he was with the Broncos. All of that is irrelevant in today’s NFL, though. Tebow is blackballed because of his love of Jesus Christ, as Michael Silver reported. Criminals get multiple chances to return. Women beaters, child abusers, perverts, drunk drivers, and even a ruthless dog killer currently don NFL jerseys each Sunday. Even someone convicted of manslaughter got to come back. While that seems to be OK with the NFL, Tebow is seen as a distraction.cp 11

The all-out blitz against Tebow and his character has been hard to watch. Players and media alike have been relentless. They’ve bashed Tebow for being a Christian. That’s about as sick as the behavior of those players making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

While we’ve heard cockamamie defenses of Adrian Peterson’s “discipline” of his children and theories that Ray Rice’s wife “provoked” the running back, Tebow was ripped for simply loving the Lord.

ESPN’s Merril Hoge, a habitual Tebow basher, called Tebow “phony as a three-dollar bill.” That’s only one example on a laundry list of jealous, visceral remarks from the washed-up, boring broadcaster Hoge.

Writers have pleaded with Tebow to dial back his love for his Savior. Columnist Joel Mathis wrote, “most of us have learned to live with boundaries – to avoid thrusting our religion into arenas where it is unexpected or unwelcome. If you make a big sale at work, for example, you’re unlikely to bend on knee in front of co-workers and customers to start giving thanks to God.” Wouldn’t that be awful.

Far-left former NFL underachiever Jake Plummer had even harsher criticism of Tebow. “I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates,” said the former quarterback.

Jealous much?

An even less accomplished quarterback than Plummer also piled on. Brady Quinn was a teammate of Tebow’s in Denver and didn’t like being FreeSpeech1-300x204behind Tebow on the depth chart. So like Plummer, he took his shots. In a GQ magazine interview, Quinn contended Tebow was awarded playing time for non-football reasons. “I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that,” said Quinn. “Just ’cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn’t have any billboards. That would have been nice.”

Quinn belittled Tebow’s string of last-minute comebacks that propelled the Broncos into the playoffs, chalking them up to luck. He even went as far as to question Tebow’s character. “If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me,” Quinn said. “When I get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?”

No, we don’t know.

Sounds like sour grapes from a guy who got passed over for playing time. To question Tebow’s motives when it comes to his faith is simply off base. Even those who don’t like Tebow as a signal caller can’t question his selflessness. If they do, their credibility is gone.

When he’s not covering college ball, Tebow continues to quietly lift the spirits of those who need it most. Through his incredible foundation, Tebow meets with sick children each and every week. Often no one hears about it. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. The NFL employs men who beat their own toddlers to a pulp. In the meantime,Tebow is going out of his way to bring some joy to children he’s never met before.

While the Plummers and Quinns of the world certainly come across as envious whiners, at least they put their names to their comments. Multiple players with the Jets and Broncos took shots at Tebow anonymously. That’s pure cowardice. One unnamed Jets said Tebow was “terrible.” Tebow’s response? Nothing but good will and prayers. Tebow keeps smiling. He’s living not for the NFL or praise from players and reporters. He’s living for God.

While still with the Eagles, DeSean Jackson told TMZ that he would pick his two-year-old son over Tebow. Why even make a comment like this? It’s hateful. Even if you don’t appreciate Tebow’s quarterbacking, are these barbs necessary? Tebow would never act so low. As far as Jackson’s two-year old… whether he picks him over Tebow or not, one thing’s for sure. He could leave his son with Tebow without worry. The same can’t be said about some others. Tebow visits young children in hospitals. Some current NFLers put them there.

The lamestream media and certain players have had a weird obsession with Tebow. While with the Jets Tebow played less than ten plays per game, yet he was slammed on shows like “Good Morning America” for his lack of production. Talking head Josh Elliott, who is now at NBC, used mocking religious imagery and snarkily told viewers that Tebow was “once hailed as a savior” before his “fall from grace.” Tebow has never been hailed as a savior. Tebow worships the Savior. He was misused by Rex Ryan and company. He never fell from anything. His purpose and passion is as strong as ever.

And while guys like Terrell Suggs make wisecracks saying Tebow needed “God to bail him out,” Tebow takes the high road. God has bailed him out. Tebow is on the road to salvation. He’d also be on the road to the NFL if a team would only see what’s right in front of them.

Tim Tebow is a gamer. He’s a winner. He brings passion and toughness to an offense. His running game is formidable in a league that is adopting more read-option schemes. And though certain players are judged on wins and losses but with Tebow it’s “mechanics” or “arm angle” even if his way works. Perhaps it’s his Christianity they’re really against.

Not every football man is anti-Tebow. Some are silent on the issue of his chances for an NFL comeback. That may be even more off putting than those who wrongly assess Tebow’s talent.

Few in the game have been outspoken supporters of Tebow. Those who have, however, have something in common. They are proven winners. Urban Meyer, Mike Ditka, and Jon Gruden have all expressed support for Tebow. All three are mystified as to why he isn’t in the league. All three have won championships. These winners know another winner when they see one. Tebow is blackballed.

Perhaps others should take a cue from Meyer, Ditka, and Gruden. It’s bad enough to have secular non-believers go after Tebow but when men of faith don’t defend him it’s inexcusable. Kurt Warner, a Christian, once told the Washington Post that Tebow should “put down the boldness in regards to the words and keep living the way you’re living.”

Really, Kurt? Mark 16:15 tells us “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’” I would assume those creatures would include Rams, Cardinals, Broncos and the like.

Even Chris Kluwe knows something is off about Tebow not being on a roster. The left-wing former Vikings punter and gay rights activist hits it on the head. Speaking on the Olbermann show, Kluwe said, “as much as we are polar opposites on the things we stand for, Tebow is the exact same way. There are backup quarterbacks in the NFL right now that Tebow is certainly better than–he could fill a role with a team. But because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.'”

Right now the NFL has players doing other stuff. They’re beating kids and women. But Tebow was a distraction? All that praying was too hard to deal with but those preying on the weak are worthy rehabilitation projects in the view of the NFL.

Just look at Tebow’s former division. Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray, Brock Osweiler, Matt McGloin, and Kellen Clemens are all quarterbacks on active rosters. Tebow is better than all of these reserves. Heck, he’s better than some NFL starters. But of the dozens of quarterbacks in the NFL you don’t need a long list to prove Tebow should be there. You just need one name: Charlie Whitehurst. Case closed.

Tim Tebow ‘s time in the NFL was short. Many remember it not for the thrills he provided on the field but for those who didn’t like his joyful expression of love toward Christ. That’s unfortunate. Tebow is a good man who played hard each and every snap. He is intelligent and skilled. He should be on a roster now.

So while Roger Goodell and the NFL must now deal with the disturbing accusations against Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Dwyer and others and the fallout from Ray Rice’s haymaker to his then-fiancee’s skull, we can remember a time not too long ago when the big “distraction” was a hard-working winner named Tebow, who just happens to love Jesus Christ. Tebow could take a page from those George W. Bush bumper stickers and billboards. He should ask the NFL, “Miss me yet?” They certainly should.

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Georgia Patriots Tell Atheist Group Attacking Prayer: “Stop Bullying Our Kids”


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On Tuesday, it was reported that the American Humanist Association (AHA), an atheist group, was going after football coaches at Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Georgia because they quoted Scripture from the Bible on team documents and banners, while also leading their team in prayer. The atheists said it was unconstitutional, which is a complete and utter falsehood. Well the town was not going to take it sitting down and yesterday it’s being reported that the town is telling the atheist group to stop bullying their kids.

“There’s really no defense for doing this,” AHA attorney Monica Miller told FoxNews.com on Tuesday. “It’s not even solely student prayer — it’s teachers and coaches praying with students. And we have reason to believe it’s not an isolated event.”

Miller’s organization sent a letter threatening a lawsuit against Hall County Schools, claiming that an unnamed “concerned citizen” had contacted them.

cp 08The letter specifically focused on Head Coach Stan Luttrell.

“At times, the head coach has led the prayers, which is an egregious violation of the Establishment Clause,” the letter read. “This involvement in prayer as a ‘participant, an organizer, and a leader’ would unquestionably ‘lead a reasonable observer to conclude that he was endorsing religion.'”

“Unfortunately, the school’s actions in unconstitutionally advancing and endorsing religion do not end with the prayers,” read the letter.

The problem with appeals by the AHA to the First Amendment is the fact that the First Amendment starts with “Congress shall make no law.” Yet, these arrogant people are claiming that a law has been violated when there is no law to be enforced. Therefore, the neither the coaches nor the students were doing anything unlawful by quoting Scripture, writing Bible verses or praying.

CP 03Notice these God haters weren’t adamant about secular humanism, which is a religion, being taught in public schools. Nope, they are just fine with that as long as the Creator is not welcome in the education process.

On Wednesday, the people of Gainesville demonstrated that they were not going to take out of town atheists telling their coaches and kids what they can and cannot do.

John Starnes wrote:

More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Wednesday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field.

As we say in the Deep South, local residents are preparing to back up and bring it.

“If the atheist group doesn’t like the prayer, tell them to stick their fingers in their ears,” said one caller to radio station WDUN.

Parents of football players also sounded off – lighting up the telephone lines at the popular news radio station.

“I am a mom of two of the football players on the CHS football team and I consider it an honor and a privilege to have my boys on a team that is led by men that believe and trust in God,” one caller said. “I think it’s a shame for one person to try and take that away from them.”

While the atheists are mad that the coaches are promoting Christianity, again they are free to do so. In fact, if they are Christians themselves, they are commanded to do so (Matthew 28:19-20).

Representative Doug Collins of the ninth district in Georgia issued a statement:

“The liberal atheist interest groups trying to bully Chestatee High School kids say they have reason to believe that expressions of religious freedom are ‘not an isolated event’ in Northeast Georgia.  They’re right.  In Hall County and throughout Georgia’s 9th district, we understand and respect the Constitution and cherish our right to worship in our own way.”

That is exactly right! However, Collins has a bit more to say:

“This morning, while Chestatee students gathered on their football field to support their school leadership and exercise their rights, unspeakable human rights atrocities continued to happen across the world in places that have no regard at all for religious freedom. It’s utterly disgusting that while innocent lives are being lost in Iraq and other places at the hands of radical religious terrorists, a bunch of Washington lawyers are finding the time to pick on kids in Northeast Georgia. I want the football players and all the students at CHS to know I support you, I’m here for you, and yes, I’m praying for you.”

Obama defending muslims TwoAmen! Georgia’s ninth district should be thankful to God for such a man to stand with them and their kids. I certainly will keep Collins in my prayers, thanking God for him and praying that he continue to be bold about this matter.

Can you imagine how the atheists are going to complain about him? After all, he’s not in Georgia. He’s in Washington. But have no fear, there are wonderful Christian people who will support and defend the congressman, just as he has the people there in Georgia. Among them are the great people at Liberty Counsel. Matt Staver and his team are poised to help all Christians who are lawfully executing the Great Commission here in America.

This comes on the heels of League City, Texas standing up to another atheist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation, that was seeking to intimidate people to keep them from praying at government meetings.

Americans, Christianity is under attack from atheists, Islamists, socialists and communists in our own country. Some of them even occupy our state houses, the federal congress and even the White House. But the word from the Lord Jesus is not to fear, but to be of good courage, expose the evil in the land and then point men to the law of God and give them the command to repent and all will be well.

There is victory for those willing to fight for it.

I want to give one final word to the atheists who support these bullying tactics against God’s people. Why are you so rabid about fighting against a person you claim doesn’t exist? I’ll tell you why. The apostle Paul described you as those who think you are wise, but you’re really fools.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,… -Romans 1:18-22

Stop being a fool!

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We Were Praying at an Abortion Clinic When, an Abortion Center Owner Came Out


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by Natalie Brumfield | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com

Third of our generationThere are points in time when God intentionally collides your life and your prayers with the messy politics and unorganized chaos of the world.

For me, politics is just a thermometer for how our prayers are affecting our nation. I only pull out the thermometer so that I can pray with a target in sight and for exact precision. But then there are the God-collisions that warn His children and say, “Watch! Pray!”

My mom came in town from Jackson, Mississippi to spend a weekend with my husband and I. She wanted to pray with us during the Bound4LIFE Birmingham prayer siege at the downtown Planned Parenthood. I thought it was incredible that she would be coming the week that the closed center (since December) had opened back up. It’s so powerful to have a mother and daughter pray together for life and for the ending of abortion.

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During our visit, we were talking about the final abortion center in Jackson, MS. Our family has a history of praying at that abortion center since I was a little girl. It’s a dream of ours to have our home state become abortion free. When I moved to Birmingham and began leading the Bound4LIFE Chapter, I found that the woman who owned the –now– former New Woman All Women abortion center was the same owner of the last Mississippi abortion center in Jackson. This is no coincidence; this is the work of an intentional God who collides our prayers with the politics we didn’t even know were there.

After the prayer siege, my mother wanted to see some of the local antique shops in Birmingham. Matt, my mom and I decided to go just five minutes away from where we prayed. We were walking down the sidewalk and my mom pointed at a white vehicle I immediately recognized. I didn’t even hear why my mom was pointing it out.  I just watched as the woman for whom I’ve prayed for years got into the vehicle. It was her.

Known in the news as the “abortion queen” for her many abortion centers across the South, the owner of the Jackson abortion center was standing before us. Her former abortion center in Birmingham shut down in 2012 after four years of prayer from Bound4LIFE Birmingham. I had wondered aloud minutes before on our ride there if she still lived in Birmingham since its closing. In shock, I grabbed my husband’s hand and in a casual, quiet tone informed him who we were passing.

I wondered immediately if God wanted me to go up and talk with her. She had another woman with her in the vehicle that looked a lot like her, too. Through rushed praying, I asked Him, “Why did you want me to see her? What do you want me to do?” I couldn’t understand why He had me run into her. All I could do was pray—and that is just what He wanted.

We talked all day about the odd run-in and discussed at length the craziness of my mom coming in town from Jackson, MS to pray with us, only to run into the Jackson, MS abortion center owner and former Birmingham, AL owner just after we prayed for life in our city and nation. There was no denying God was sounding an alarm and a warning somehow. I had peace that prayer was what He was wanting. That night I had a dream:

I was in an empty room with the “abortion queen” and the friend I saw with her that day. She stood before me and was trying to show her friend how to speak over me as if to command me. I opened my mouth and began praying above her words.

I didn’t have to try to pray loudly over her because my prayers were fuller and bolder in their power than her weedy words. Her expression was astonishment and she tried once more to speak over me with more force. Again, I prayed above her with even more clarity and fullness. I could feel extreme ease and peace as I prayed.

With this, she was dumbfounded. Like a little child she commented to her friend about the power she just saw and couldn’t comprehend it. Then the dream ended.

I awoke that Sunday morning knowing that I was truly praying in my dream. Jesus moved in power in my dream and showed me the victory thatNational death rate percentages had been won; that any “power” that comes against Him is feeble and weak. I was encouraged and kept praying throughout the day.

Last Tuesday evening, I received the news that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that the new Mississippi law (that would require physicians at the abortion center to obtain admitting privileges to a local hospital) had been struck down. A three judge panel, on a 2-1 vote, ruled Tuesday the law was unconstitutional because it would close the state’s only abortion center. Their argument is that it would impair Mississippi women’s “constitutional right to an abortion” even though they could obtain one at other abortion centers in neighboring states.

The hypocrisy of the safety precaution law being struck down on the basis that this abortion center is the last one in Mississippi is quite daunting. These are the pulls and tides of word-bending politics. “No matter the condition, care, or quality of the abortion center, just make sure that one exists…. that is good enough.” It’s sickening.

Mississippi Governor Bryant plans to appeal for a full 5th Circuit ruling instead of the partial court, which ruled against the law. This week, an Alabama judge ruled that the same safety precaution law was unconstitutional because it would place “restrictions” on a “woman’s right to obtain an abortion.” An even further stretch (if that is possible) from the MS ruling. Plans for an appeal are being made by Gov. Robert J. Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange. Gov. Bentley who is a physician by trade condemned the ruling and called abortion “a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life.

In a detailed report on the 5th Circuit Court opinion in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Currier, the Wall Street Journal drew interesting conclusions: “Mississippi is one of 11 states that have passed admitting-privileges laws… Battles over the measures have landed in numerous federal courts, and some of the cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, legal experts said.”

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With this news, my heart was in distress. My former and my current home states had politically ruined a seed of hope for diminishing abortion in our nation within days of each other. Then God reminded me of the orchestrated occurrences of my mom coming to pray from Jackson, the running into the sole owner of Mississippi’s last abortion center, and the dream where I battled and won. Politics is a thermometer, but it’s not what Heaven sees. God’s power is above politics, above the language and rulings of this world. His power will have the final word.

Just as both Mississippi and Alabama governors will go to the higher court for an appeal, God is asking all of us to go before His Highest Court for an appeal to Heaven. He is sounding a warning alarm and calling us to partner with Him in prayer for the ending of abortion in MS, AL and the rest of the United States.

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Bound4LIFE will be focusing in prayer on Mississippi and Alabama through Saturday, August 23rd for this upcoming appeal. Please join us as we focus on these four prayer points:

  1. Pray that the hearts of our local judges, the 5th Circuit Court, and the Supreme Court justices hearts are turned so that Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion is made illegal.

  2. Pray for the hearts of women who have conceived, that they realize the miracle of human life inside their bodies and discover the incredible value of their own life—as well as the life growing inside them.

  3. Pray that God’s love is seen and heard when sharing the message of LIFE in our cities and nation.

  4. Pray for Mississippi and Alabama, that they would be lights in the darkness showing the rest of the nation the testimony of what happens when our culture honors God’s gift of Life, protects our children, and loves women, men and families well.

LifeNews Note: Natalie Brumfield works as a curriculum writer and volunteer coordinator for the children’s ministry at her local church in Birmingham, Alabama. She’s on the leadership team for the Birmingham Prayer Furnace as a prayer leader and serves as a weekly counselor for Sav-A-Life, a local pregnancy test center. Reprinted with permission from Bound4Life.

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Texas Takes Stand: 9 out of 10 Voters Want Obamacare Repealed and Welfare Recipients Drug Tested


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Just because one part of the country has seemingly lost its mind and is willing to give up their freedom for the promise of more security doesn’t mean everyone is on board.

In Texas, where voters took to the polls Tuesday night, a completely different set of ideas is at play. And if nationwide sentiment is any indication, other conservative and libertarian leaning states will soon follow.

Though only about half of the votes have been tallied so far, the people of Texas have spoken. It’s a roar, in fact. Voters are standing in unison and have overwhelmingly approved a variety of propositions that may well send shivers down the spines of supporters of things like universal health care, rampant welfare dependency, special privileges and gun rights.

The following results speak for themselves.

First on the chopping block is the Patient Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.  Apparently, 93% of Texans don’t take well to having the federal government mandate what they should or shouldn’t buy with the penalty for non-compliance being IRS harassment and prison time:

The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, should be repealed.

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This one might be a little scary for those folks who spend their lives on their couches smoking weed or mainlining heroin while hard working Americans pay for their dope:

Texas recipients of taxpayer-funded public assistance should be subject to random drug testing as a condition of receiving benefits.

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You’ll never see the U.S. Congress vote for this, because they’re way too special:

All elected officials and their staff should be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as their constituents.

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If you’re an anti-gunner this is where you should stop reading:

Texas should support Second Amendment liberties by expanding locations where concealed handgun license-holders may legally carry.

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It’s a sad state of affairs when the public has to actually vote on their right to pray in public places. Isn’t that covered by the First Amendment? Just in case it isn’t Texas will make sure you can worship and pray as you see fit:

Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places.

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Silly Texans. Didn’t anyone tell you that it’s government, not businesses, that creates jobs and grows the economy?

Texas should abolish the state franchise tax, also known as the margins tax, to encourage business growth.

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Common sense laws and regulations. What a novel concept.

There’s a reason why Americans all over the country are flocking to Texas in the hopes of finding the American Dream that has been lost in so many other parts of the Union.

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Prayer: A Silent Revolution for a Revolutionary People


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When we think about influencing our culture for good, what are the first  things that come to mind? What are the sorts of things we do when we want to  make a difference?

Take politics, for example. When Americans want to steer the nation in a  better direction, we vote. Elections only happen every two years so we don’t get  to cast our vote very often which means we are merely observers of the political  drama most of the time.

People who are really interested in politics might follow current events on  the internet, watch political programs, and maybe even express their views  through blogs, tweets, status updates, and chain emails. Those who are extremely  engaged go so far as to attend or organize rallies, give money to candidates or  political parties, or find other numerous ways to express their activism.

If Christians want to “win the world for Christ,” we form committees, draft  mission and vision statements, publish our statements of belief, execute giving  campaigns, preach, teach, start small groups, upload sermon podcasts, create a  proper social media platform, and invite people to our buildings for events. But after all of this noise and activity, what is really accomplished? And what  price have we paid for our “success”?

Many Christians fail to take advantage of a form of power, influence, and  service that is unique to the kingdom of God: prayer. Whether we’re talking  about social activism or Gospel ministry, when we set out to make an impact on  the world around us we rarely start with prayer. Christians too often try to  influence society for good by gaining political power or by imitating the  strategies of the corporate world, but the Church’s greatest form of social  activism is prayer.

For those who like to ask, “What would Jesus do?,” one answer is certain:  pray. Jesus modeled a lifestyle of prayer throughout his ministry. “But he  [Jesus] would withdraw to desolate places and pray,” (Luke 5:16). “In these  days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in  prayer to God,” (Luke 6:12). “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and  when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to  pray, as John taught his disciples’,” (Luke 11:1). And when Jesus was  facing the greatest trial of his life, he prayed: “Then Jesus went with  them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit  here, while I go over there and pray” (Matthew 26:36). If we want to follow  Christ, we must follow him in prayer.

revolutionprayerWe not only have the example of Jesus, we have his  instruction as well. One of Jesus’s most famous teachings on prayer is the Parable of the Persistent Widow.

And he [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always  to pray and not lose heart. He said, ’In a certain city there was  a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a  widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, “Give me justice against  my adversary.” For a while he refused, but afterward he said to  himself, “Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this  widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me  down by her continual coming.”  And the Lord said, “Hear what the  unrighteous judge says.”

The woman received justice because of her unrelenting appeals to the judge  and Jesus teaches his followers to do the same in prayer.

One final note on prayer. The widow in the parable sought justice against her  adversary. We could get motivated to pray against our enemies but what about  praying for our enemies? In Luke 6:28 Jesus says, “Bless those who curse you,  pray for those who abuse you.” Jesus instituted an upside down kingdom unlike  anything the people of his day expected and hoped for. Love for our enemies is  one of the greatest and most challenging “upside down” aspects of kingdom  living. What would our social activism of gospel ministry look like if we  blessed those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us?

Do you seek justice? Pray and continue praying! Do you have adversaries who  curse you and abuse you? Pray for them! The ways of God and his kingdom are very  different than the ways of the world. Prayer is a great example of this.  Oftentimes the methods and manners that seem most implausible to us are very  ones God has chosen to operate through.

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About the author: Jeff Wright Jr.

 Jeff Wright, Jr. is a grateful husband, blessed daddy, and long-suffering  Redskins fan. He is a Prison Chaplain in the “city of lost souls” and is the  co-creator of Evangelicals for  Liberty. Jeff holds a ThM from Dallas Seminary, and is a member of the  Evangelical Theological Society. Jeff is a civil liberties activist on behalf of  the “sacred order of freemen” and minister of the “fellowship of twice-born  sinners.”

Submitting To Sharia: Methodist Texas Wesleyan University Creates Islamic Prayer Room Facing Ka’ba Shrine in Mecca


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Sharia has invaded all aspects of American life. It has crept in like a slow  moving fog, and clouded the vision of anyone who has eyes to see. Texas  Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, a Methodist affiliated university, has  fully submitted to sharia. Under the guise of “interfaith”  outreach, the University has created an Islamic specific prayer room facing the Ka’ba  Shrine in Mecca. There is nothing interfaith about this prayer room. The  word “interfaith” is a lie, and would allow anyone to think that the room would  be open to all students, including Christians. Never does “interfaith” mean  anything but non-Christian activities, namely New Age practices. Today, the  word  “interfaith” can be directly translated to mean Islam, with full sharia  compliance.

maxresdefaultTexas Wesleyan has dangerously aligned itself with  Islam, not unlike most colleges across the United States. However, the  Methodist  affiliated private university, which doesn’t mean the school is  Christian by any  stretch of the imagination, is caving to sharia. All in the  name of “interfaith”  worship, which is surely the most outrageous claim. Islam  does not co-exist. TheRambler.org’s article is undeniably deceptive in using the word “interfaith” in exchange  for “Islam.”

As  we all know, Texas Wesleyan is a school of many cultures and different  beliefs.

Mohammed  Khalid M. Alshafei, president of the Saudi Students Club at Wesleyan, had a  meeting in 2012 with President Frederick Slabach asking for a prayer room  to be provided as prayer is very important for the Saudi culture.

It is quite common for Saudi students to pray  about five times a day, three of those times during classes or  school.

This entire “interfaith” project is the work of the Saudi Students Club. This  prayer room is specified to sharia standards, meeting Islamic jihad approval.  Why must universities feel the need to accommodate students who pray five times  a day, with three of those times being during regularly scheduled classes? This  would not happen for Christian or Jewish students. Those students are forced to  make other arrangements. But this is Islam, and the universities, Christian or  otherwise, must accommodate them. They must submit. There is no other way.

The  reasons for this (prayer room) are twofold,” said Rev. Dr. Robert K.  Flowers, Wesleyan chaplain. “One, to show hospitality to our foreign students  and, two, our campus needs to be open and tolerant of other faith traditions  whether it is Islam, Hindu, Jewish, or otherwise.”

The  prayer room was established in 2012 and is located in the Morton  Fitness Center.

The prayer room also has to  face toward the Ka’ba shrine in Mecca for Islamic observances, according to www.religionfacts.com. This is in  line with the ritual prayer, or the salat.

Perhaps  the most well-known Muslim practices among non-Muslims is ritual prayer, or salat,  which is performed five times a day: at dawn (al-fajr), midday  (al-zuhr), afternoon  (al-‘asr), sunset (al-maghrib) and evening  (al-‘isha).

Salat must always be preceded by ablutions (wudu’) of ritually washing  the face, hands, and feet. This can be done with sand when water is not  available. (Qur’an 5:6; also 2:222, 4:43.) (See Islamic-Paths.org for a detailed article on the ritual of  ablutions.)

blow1There is nothing interfaith about a prayer room  that faces Mecca and meets all the specifications of the salat. The most  stringent Islamists in the Middle East would be proud of this prayer room at  “Christian” Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. This meets all sharia  specifications. What more could an aspiring Islamic jihadist want? There is one  thing missing in this interfaith prayer room.

The students are missing a sharia appropriate washroom. The fitness center  they are using right now is not quite up to standards.

Another  thing the Islamic students perform before praying is the washing of hands  and feet.

We  have to be cleaned before we pray,” said Alshafei. “We believe that  when we pray, we will be between the hands of God.”

Islamic pray starts in the standing  position and moves through several postures and ends with the taslima  (greeting) meaning “Peace be upon you,” according to  religionfacts.com.

As CreepingSharia  points out, Islam is the religion of peace responsible for 22,000  terrorist attacks since 9/11 alone. United States universities are  willfully  breeding jihadists. While Texas Wesleyan does not have a sharia  compliant wash  room, they will surely get one. After all, they have an  “interfaith” prayer room  facing Mecca.

About Janna Brock

I am a Christian and a staunch conservative. I  am very interested in civil liberties and also arts and entertainment from a  conservative point of view. I am interested in a wide variety of topics that  have to do with the liberal war against conservatives. Christians are being  attacked on all fronts, be it the homosexual agenda, abortion issues, and other  forms of persecution. It is time to stand for Christ in a sin sick world. Janna Brock also contributes to The  BrennerBrief.com

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/11/submitting-to-sharia-methodist-texas-wesleyan-university-creates-islamic-prayer-room-facing-kaba-shrine-in-mecca/#YxTYJQA8rLCopLle.99

Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion’s role in public


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/3/small-town-big-impact-supreme-court-case-could-def/#ixzz2gn5qa4uF

By Matthew Lounsberry

The Washington Times

**FILE** The Supreme Court (Associated Press)

A small town in upstate New York is at the center of what legal scholars say could be one of the biggest religious freedom cases in decades, as the Supreme Court prepares to open its 2013-14 term next week.

The case, the Town of Greece (N.Y.) v. Galloway, involves the town council’s practice of beginning its meetings with a prayer offered by a volunteer “chaplain of the month” — Christian and non-Christian — and has attracted friend-of-the-court briefs from religious, secular and civil liberties organizations. The surprising decision to take the case and how it rules could offer new insights on how far the court headed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is prepared to go to redefine the role of religion in the public square.

A decision in favor of those challenging the city could affect religious observances at public events and gatherings across the United States. Prayer before school board meetings, high school athletic events, local charity events and many more could be threatened.

“If the court were to rule for Galloway, it would have to abandon prior precedent, it would have to abandon hundreds of years of practice going back to the founders of our country, and put in jeopardy the many practices and events that reflect our religious heritage throughout the country,” said David Cortman, attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian advocacy organization supporting the town of Greece.

Town of Greece v. Galloway is just one of a number of hot-button cases on the docket. The justices also are set to tackle major cases on federal campaign contribution limits, affirmative action, the president’s recess appointment powers and police search procedures.

The court will look into social issues including abortion, housing discrimination and affirmative action, and a year after upholding the core of Obamacare, the court is likely to challenge the law’s requirement that companies with 50 or more employees provide insurance for employees’ use of contraceptives. Companies headed by religious conservatives are claiming a corporate right to freedom of religion that they say the law’s mandate would violate.

Legal scholars say it is not clear what attracted at least four justices to agree to take on the New York case and how far the court may go.

“As has often been the case under Chief Justice Roberts’ leadership, one of the many interesting and important questions the Galloway case prompts is whether the court will make headlines and turn heads by announcing a big change in its doctrines or will instead disappoint journalists who want news buzz and law professors who need new topics by resolving the matter on narrow grounds,” Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett said in a symposium on the case on the legal website Scotusblog.com.

Mr. Cortman said a ruling in favor of Galloway could have major implications, potentially bringing an end to prayers at presidential inaugurations, the “In God We Trust” motto on the nation’s currency and even the cry “God save the United States and this Honorable Court” at the openings of the Supreme Court’s public sessions.

“The new test would be, ‘If I see or hear something that may offend me, and it happens to be religious, that creates some sort of a constitutional violation. We would have challenges to all of these [traditions],” he said. “That would create not only more disarray, but not reflect the true meaning of the Constitution.”

Both sides say the case involving Greece, a modest-sized city on the banks of Lake Ontario, gives the justices wide latitude to revisit legal questions of the prerogatives of church and state.

In 1999, the town of Greece began to include ceremonial prayers before all city council meetings, with almost exclusively Christian clergy delivering the prayers. The tradition continued without protest until early 2008.

Local residents Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, protested that only Christians were delivering prayers at city council meetings. With the help of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Ms. Galloway and Ms. Stephens filed a lawsuit in 2008, claiming the prayers violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution and promoted Christianity to town residents.

“A vast majority of the time, the Christian clergy have delivered explicitly Christian prayer,” said Ayesha Khan, legal director of Americans United. “Meanwhile, the people in the audience are there to petition their government, receive honors or take the oath of office and they are asked to stand or bow their heads for these kinds of prayers that their conscience doesn’t permit them to participate in.”

In their brief to the Supreme Court, the respondents urge the court to reject the precedent set in the 1983 case Marsh v. Chambers, in which the court ruled that most legislative prayer practices did not violate the Constitution.

The respondents also argued that the town of Greece is not neutral in its selection of prayer leaders and heavily Christian clergy, and does not giving “nontheists” the opportunity to speak.

City council members argued that they did not intentionally exclude members of other religions from participating in the prayer sessions, and that audience members were not forced to participate in the ceremonial prayers.

“The folks who have volunteered to pray before the meetings are merely reflective of the demographics of the town,” Mr. Cortman said. “Just because a town may happen to be more Christian than a different religion doesn’t automatically create a constitutional crisis.”

A district court sided with the city council, ruling that there was not enough proof that Greece officials were intentionally excluding non-Christians. In 2012, the ruling was appealed by Americans United, who again argued that the prayers were unconstitutionally sectarian in nature and established Christian beliefs and religion in the town.

“We are not asking the court to eliminate the prayers here. We are asking that people not be pressured to participate in that prayer, and that the prayer be inclusive and nonsectarian so that it avoids reference to details on which people are known to differ,” Ms. Khan said.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in favor of Ms. Galloway and Ms. Stephens, stating that the town’s prayer practice was an endorsement to their religious viewpoint.

The town and the Alliance Defending Freedom took the case to the Supreme Court.

“Americans today should be free, as the founders were, to pray,” Mr. Cortman said. “The Supreme Court has ruled that public prayer is part of the history and tradition of this country. The large number of significant parties that have filed briefs in this case certainly support the continuation of this cherished practice.”

Oral arguments for Town of Greece v. Galloway are scheduled for Nov. 6.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/3/small-town-big-impact-supreme-court-case-could-def/?page=2#ixzz2gn6XPnNG

I have a prayer request.


There’s a lady I’ve known forever. She’s very sick. On top of that, she’s being abused by those to whom she has given everything….. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart.

Seems there’s nothing I can do alone but maybe, if we join in and lift her up together, in Jesus Name, God will hear our prayer and heal her. She’s well over 230 years old, but way too young to die.

Her name is ‘ America ‘… And I love her and have always been proud of her.

Take time to say a prayer for her every day, even if it is a short, simple prayer like, Lord, please heal America. Amen.

Thank You.

PLEASE SHARE THIS REQUEST WITH OTHERS YOU KNOW WHO WILL JOIN US IN PRAYER.

Prayer for Our Nation


During my devotions last Saturday, while reading in the book of Daniel, I read the following prayer by Daniel;

Daniel 9:4-19 NIV; “I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

“Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.

“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.””

The first thing that struck me is that Daniel used the personal pronoun, “we”. He included himself as a participant of the sin that caused the destruction of Israel and the bondage his people were then suffering. Although recognized as a righteous man before God, he saw himself as a participator of the sinning that caused God’s wrath.

As you continue to read in that, and the next chapter, God sent His angel to give Daniel the answer the moment Daniel began to pray. We need that kind of response from God now.

That speaks to me about my participation in the multiple crisis our country is suffering right now. Although I can say without any fear of contradiction that I have been faithful to:

  • Pray for our country everyday
  • Speak out against the wrong and stand firm for the right
  • Willing to be used of God in any way necessary to save our nation and see a genuine;
    • Spiritual Revival
    • Moral Revival
    • Family Structure Revival
    • Education Revival
    • Constitutional Revival
    • Public Service Revival
    • Nationwide Financial Revival
    • National Pride Revival
    • Pray for President Obama and all our political leaders National, State and Local. Paying God’s wisdom be upon them and His guidance pervade their thinking and for genuine Revival to sweep through them.
    • Pray for our military everyday

Yet, I could be doing more. I have sinned in many ways, because, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). Like Daniel, I must include myself in any prayer petitioning God for forgiveness and national healing.

The famous passage often quoted here 2Chronicles 7:14;

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (NIV)

Let’s look at this passage. Solomon had just finished building the Temple of God. Israel gathered around him for the dedication. In 2Chronicles 6 we find the prayer Solomon prayed which turned out to be the “Prayer Covenant” Solomon wanted to establish with God and Israel. God’s answer was in the form of fire that came down out of heaven consuming the dedication sacrifices. How’s that for an answer to prayer.

In order to understand 2Chronicles 7:14, we have to look back at 2Chronicles 7:11-13; 11;

“When Solomon had finished the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the LORD and in his own palace, 12 the LORD appeared to him at night and said:

“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.”

13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,” (NIV)

 There is so much we can discuss here, but let’s focus on this guideline to successful prayer with God as it applies to Daniels prayer and how we need to adapt it for our prayer for America.

  1. “If My People who are called by My Name”:
    1. “If” suggests a choice that has to be made. A DELIBERATE choice.

i.    I have found consistent with God is His demand that we do everything with Him by DELIBERATE choice.

ii.    We are to pray by choice, and to pray according to His “Prayer Book”.

  1. God’s prayer book is His Word, our Bibles. There we have His will expressed, His desires explained and our covenant with Him confirmed through Jesus.
  2. “My People”. If you belong to God, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and are filled with His Spirit, then you are included in “My People”.
  3.  “Will humble themselves”:
    1. Daniel obeyed this by including himself as a sinner. The Apostle Peter said in 1Peter 5: 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. (NIV) Humility is a must. We are the weaker; His is the strong. He doesn’t need our strength, but we certainly need His.
    2. “…pray and seek my face”:
      1. Praying while seeking HIS face infers that our focus must be only on God, in Jesus Name, as the source for the solution we need, especially the healing of our nation.
      2. If you look back at all the historical evidence surrounding the Revivals that have happen in the Church, you will see consistently that God’s people determined to seek His face.
      3. “…and turn from their wicked ways”:
        1. The word the Bible uses for repentance literally means, “Turn around and go the opposite way you were traveling.” If we are serious about repenting for our sins, and the sins of the nation, means we must be serious about going in the opposite ways away from the coarse that led to the sin.
        2. “…then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”:
          1. In order to grasp this statement of God we must look at it this way, “Then, AND ONLY THEN, will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Leave out any of the steps (ingredients) and we fail.
          2. God sets the standards and requires us to follow them. That is reasonable. We need from Him, He, therefore, can set the requirements for approval.

Using Daniels prayer as a template, I propose we, God’s people through our Lord, and Savior, Jesus the Christ, His Son, deliberately humble ourselves to pray, seek God’s face, turn from our wicked ways, and pray something like this;

“Heavenly Father, in Jesus Mighty Name, we seek You, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments. We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from Your commands and laws. We have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our Spiritual leaders, our Pastors and our teachers, which included speaking to all the people of our Country which You created deliberately so we could worship You freely and spread You Gospel worldwide.

“Lord, You are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of America and the inhabitants of Washington D.C., our State Governments and our local Governments, because of our unfaithfulness to You. We and our political leaders, our self-appointed cultural leaders and our self-appointed Spokesman are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against You. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets and the Teaching of Jesus Your Son and the Holy Spirit Jesus sent. All the people of the United States of America has transgressed Your law and turned away, refusing to obey You.

“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in Your Word have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against You. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to America. Just as it is written in Your Word, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth. The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

“Now, Lord our God, who brought Your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for Yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all Your righteous acts, turn away Your anger and Your wrath from America, Your Country. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made America and Your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

“Now, our God, in Jesus Mighty Name, hear the prayers and petitions of Your servants. For Your sake, Lord, look with favor on Your country, America. Give ear, our God, and hear; open Your eyes and see the desolation of the nation that You created for Yourself. We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, please forgive us in Jesus Name! Lord, hear and act! For Your sake, my God, do not delay, because Your nation and Your people bear Your Name. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen””

Become one of the One hundred million


When we get 100,000,000, that’s one hundred million, willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God’s help. Become one of the One hundred million, then let’s get 200 million.

This can be done by communicating to other Christians you know to get involved Do the math. It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul.

God Bless America and Shine your light on Her..

  • In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a “National Day of Prayer .”
  • In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.
  • In June  2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama  declared that the USA was, “…… no longer a Christian nation.”
  • This year President Obama  canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony  at the White House under the ruse
  • Of “not wanting to offend anyone”  
  • BUT… on September 25, 2009  from 4 AM until 7 PM,  a National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION was Held on  Capitol Hill,  beside the White House.  There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day.
  • President Obama PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!  He also just had a State Dinner for Muslims celebrating the ending of Ramadan.
I guess it Doesn’t matter  if “Christians” are offended by these events – We obviously don ‘t count as “anyone” Anymore.  
The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especially knowing that the
Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.
This is not a Rumor –  Go to the website To confirm this info:  http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/

Tell all the Christians you know about this article and effort. Encourage their involvement. Don’t stop praying, and ask God to tell you how He wants you to put legs to your prayers, in Jesus Name, Amen!

VIDEO: Move over golden calf, children have started praying to Obama


By ROBERT LAURIE – The beatification of Barack Hussein Obama continues…

If you thought that Barack Obama was just a mortal man elected to a temporary position in office, you thought wrong.  According to this video, he’s much, much, more than that.  He is a divine instrument, replete with God-given “special powers.”

According to various sources, the following video was posted to Youtube by the boy’s mother, where it was billed as “A Prayer for Barack Obama.” The problem is that the child here isn’t praying for the President, he’s praying to him. He even goes so far as to thank him for “everything you have done for us” and – unbelievably – for taking “all the responsibility” for his actions.

If you want to be brainwashed follow along at home, we’ve included a transcript of the prayer.

“Thank you for all the stuff that you helped us with.
Thank you for taking the courage and all the responsibility for everything you have done for us.
And God has gave you special powers and you are going to handle it just fine
you are good, Barack Obama. You are great.
And when you get older you will be able to do great things love, Steven.”

With that, he shout’s a gleeful “Barack Obama!”  …This, apparently, is the new word for “Amen.”

SEE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YI4813_v-E&feature=player_embedded

 

THANKS A LOT SANDY


The aftermath of Sandy defies description.

  • Three feet of Snow in West Virginia;
  • Several inches of sand covering everything several miles inland in New Jersey;
  • The front of a building in New York City completely blown off;
  • A wind-blown fire wiping out 80 homes;
  • Millions of people without power, safe drinking water and uncertain sewers;
  • Transportation interrupted, especially flights.

I have prayed, and I hope you have been too, for the victims of this historic storm. Such devastation boggles the mind and the cost of recovery will be staggering, especially because we’re broke as a nation.

However, Americans have always rallied behind our fellow citizens who are suffering and in need. We will respond again. Already all the forces of good and caring are at work meeting needs and bring comfort. No, I am not including the government.

I have no doubt that needs will be met, rebuilding will happen and “normal” will one day be reestablished. However, I am extremely concerned about a disaster no one is talking about, and “normal” may never be realized again has a result of that disaster. I am referring to the Presidential Election coming up next Tuesday. The storm has opened wider that opportunity for Leftist voting shenanigans.

With all the arguments over Voter Registration, Voter I.D. and Voter Fraud, this natural disaster has provided and added opportunity to make the corrupt more powerful. Consider the national debate;

  • The Left opposes Voter I.D. because they curry the favor of people who are here illegally. I.D.s exposes the fraud.
  • In Florida, over 50,000 people that are on the voting registration rolls are deceased. How many do you think will rise from the dead and vote?
  • The introduction of early voting has given the Left more time to encourage fraud by multiple votes from some people.
  • The Left has already manipulated the Military Vote into nonexistence because they know the Military votes predominately Republican.
  • California has already announced they will not be counting the mailed in ballots, as they did in 2008, because they claim it won’t make a difference in the outcome.
  • The U.N. has been invited again to “observe” our voting because the U.N. has been told that Republicans repress the vote in certain areas prohibiting poor and elderly people from voting.
  • With the power off, some areas will have to go to paper ballots opening the doors for screams of voting irregularity should the Left loose. Yes, it has been reported that the lawsuits have already been drawn up and ready for filing should Mitt Romney win. You’ve also heard how the Left has already arranged riots in strategic areas should Mitt Romney win. That will open the door for Marshall Law to be established, and the election deemed null and void.
  • Like in California, the Registrar of Voters has admitted that many citizens are registered in multiple cities and can’t do anything about that person from voting in each location.
  • There is no way to determine the number of illegal votes in the States that have not passed Voter I.D. laws.
  • Like I said, opened doors more even more voting shenanigans, especially should the election be extended because of Sandy’s destruction.

For conservatives in California elections are becoming a farce. For over 50 years the Left files lawsuits if measures don’t go their way. The courts are so corrupt and Left, that most of the time the Left wins. More and more I hear people say, “Why vote when the Democrats go to court and get the election overturned.” And here the Left is the one always screaming about voter repression. California leads the nation in voter repression because the Left always wins in court when we do not vote their way.

For my house and me, we will vote. We refuse to give up. The drums of revolutionary war are getting louder every day. Will we see a revolution in our day? I’m not sure anymore. I am not armed, and that worries me.

Hopefully God is hearing our prayers asking Him to forgive our sins and heal our land. However, our nation has reached levels of inequity that dwarfs Biblical Israel. They were rightly judged for their turn from God. America deserves the same. Is there a remnant of believers big enough for God to withhold His hand? I don’t know. I am praying He heals instead of punishes. What are you praying for?

Preparing to Vote Number 6


Rejoice! This will conclude the articles of parts of the history of the start of our Nation. There is much that I did not report, miracles of God; great prayers by some of the Founding Fathers and others. I wish to end with some words from some of those early men. You will see that two of them became fearful of the same things that concern a lot of us today. All underlining and bold prints are mine, Benny Broussard (my dad)

On June 29, 1788, George Washington sent a letter to General Benjamin Lincoln, his deputy in the War, who had accepted British General Cornwallis sword at the surrender at Yorktown

“No Country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings…Much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to, so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass. The Great Governor of the Universe has led us too long and too far….to forsake us in the midst of it….We may, now and then, get bewildered; but I hope and trust that there is good sense and virtue enough left to recover the right path.”

On March 11, 1792, from Philadelphia, President George Washington wrote a letter to John Armstrong:

“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.

In 1781, Thomas Jefferson made this statement in ‘Query XVlll’ of his ‘Notes on the State of Virginia’. Excerpts of these statements are engraved on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

On June 12, 1823, in a letter to Justice William Johnson regarding the meaning to the Constitution., Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

David Josiah Brewer (1837-1910) a Justice of the United State Supreme Court, gave the court’s opinion in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, (143 U.S. 457-458, 465-471, 36 L ed 226): (I, Benny, selected only the portion that encompasses “Christian nation in the case of Vidal v. Girard’s Executors) “……this is a Christian nation….We find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth.”

John Jay (1745-1829) was the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, having been appointed by President George Washington. He was a Founding Father, a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and served as the President of the Continental Congress. On October 12, 1816, John Jay admonished:

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th President of the United States. On July 4, 1913, in a message delivered at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, declared: “Here is the nation God has builded by our hands. What shall we do with it?”

Dear readers, very soon we will be choosing a person to be our President for the next four years. Now is the time to pray diligently that we will vote wisely. Here are my personal thoughts;

  • I believe that this could be the last chance to “get it right”. This nation is facing bankruptcy big time. It was reported that during 2013, the U.S.’s debt will be 90 per cent of its GDP. I do not see how we can survive like that.
  • It is time to take a good look at the question that President Woodrow Wilson asked on July 4, 1913, “Here is the nation God has builded by our hands. What shall we do with it?” I admit that neither candidate is all that I desire to be my President. HOWEVER, to refrain from voting is a very poor choice. The way I see it is that one of them is much worse than the other. I will vote for whom I believe is the better of the two.

The ball is in your court, our court, our children’s court. To whom do we pass the ball? Which candidate will govern more like our Founding Fathers? Which one will be far from it?

Preparing to Vote Number 6


I am constantly disgusted with what I hear people say. They either parrot what they have heard someone say, or they have no clue what is really going on in the country. Considering the fact that we average less than 50% of Americans voting, the reasons are becoming more and more evident.

Jessie Waters, of the O’Reilly Factor, does on the street interviews and asks the public questions about our society, politics and entertainment. It astonishes me the number of people who cannot name the President, or know what is really going on in the world, or politics. Yet they can name entertainers, actors, and whatever they are doing. The lack of knowledge is a growing problem in America and one of the main reasons we are experiencing such a rapid decline in our society.

In the book of Hoses, chapter 4, verse 6, God is recorded as saying, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” (NIV). That has prompted me to add to the series of “Preparing to Vote” that my dad has started, and I have shared with you.

Often I ask people around me to define certain terms we hear politicians from the Left using on a regular bases. No one has been able to give a definition, yet they acknowledge they have heard the words or phrases. I believe the Left is counting on people NOT researching these words which unmasks their true intentions and beliefs.

So, in this edition, we will discuss the term, “Social Justice”. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice) “Social Justice” is;

Social justice is justice exercised within a society, particularly as it is exercised by and among the various social classes of that society. A socially just society is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, understands and values human rights, and recognizes the dignity of every human being.[1][2][3]

Social justice is based on the concepts of human rights and equality and involves a greater degree of economic egalitarianism through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution. These policies aim to achieve what developmental economists refer to as more equality of opportunity than may currently exist in some societies, and to manufacture equality of outcome in cases where incidental inequalities appear in a procedurally just system. The Constitution of the International Labour Organization affirms that “universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice.”[4] Furthermore, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action treats social justice as a purpose of the human rights education.[5]

The term and modern concept of “social justice” was coined by the Jesuit Luigi Taparelli in 1840 based on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and given further exposure in 1848 by Antonio Rosmini-Serbati.[1][2][6][7][8] The word has taken on a very controverted and variable meaning, depending on who is using it. The idea was elaborated by the moral theologian John A. Ryan, who initiated the concept of a living wage. Father Coughlin also used the term in his publications in the 1930s and the 1940s. It is a part of Catholic social teaching, the Protestants’ Social Gospel, and is one of the Four Pillars of the Green Party upheld by green parties worldwide. Social justice as a secular concept, distinct from religious teachings, emerged mainly in the late twentieth century, influenced primarily by philosopher John Rawls. Some tenets of social justice have been adopted by those on the left of the political spectrum.

Social justice from religious traditions

Judaism

Main article: Tikkun olam

In To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks states that social justice has a central place in Judaism. One of Judaism’s most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility reflected in the concepts of simcha (“gladness” or “joy”), tzedakah (“the religious obligation to perform charity and philanthropic acts”), chesed (“deeds of kindness”), and tikkun olam (“repairing the world”).

Christianity

Catholicism

Main article: Catholic social teaching

Catholic social teaching consists of those aspects of Roman Catholic doctrine which relate to matters dealing with the collective aspect of humanity. A distinctive feature of the Catholic social doctrine is their concern for the poorest members of society. Two of the seven key areas[9] of “Catholic social teaching” are pertinent to social justice:

  • Life and dignity of the human person: The foundational principle of all “Catholic Social Teaching” is the sanctity of all human life and the inherent dignity of every human person. Human life must be valued above all material possessions.
  • Preferential option for the poor and vulnerable: Catholics believe Jesus taught that on the Day of Judgement God will ask what each person did to help the poor and needy: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”[10] The Catholic Church believes that through words, prayers and deeds one must show solidarity with, and compassion for, the poor. The moral test of any society is “how it treats its most vulnerable members. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation. People are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor.”[11]

Even before it was propounded in the Catholic social doctrine, social justice appeared regularly in the history of the Catholic Church:

  • The term “social justice” was adopted by the Jesuit Luigi Taparelli in the 1840s, based on the work of St. Thomas Aquinas. He wrote extensively in his journal Civiltà Cattolica, engaging both capitalist and socialist theories from a natural law viewpoint. His basic premise was that the rival economic theories, based on subjective Cartesian thinking, undermined the unity of society present in Thomistic metaphysics; neither the liberal capitalists nor the communists concerned themselves with public moral philosophy.
  • Pope Leo XIII, who studied under Taparelli, published in 1891 the encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes), rejecting both socialism and capitalism, while defending labor unions and private property. He stated that society should be based on cooperation and not class conflict and competition. In this document, Leo set out the Catholic Church’s response to the social instability and labor conflict that had arisen in the wake of industrialization and had led to the rise of socialism. The Pope advocated that the role of the State was to promote social justice through the protection of rights, while the Church must speak out on social issues in order to teach correct social principles and ensure class harmony.
  • The encyclical Quadragesimo Anno (On Reconstruction of the Social Order, literally “in the fortieth year”) of 1931 by Pope Pius XI, encourages a living wage, subsidiarity, and advocates that social justice is a personal virtue as well as an attribute of the social order, saying that society can be just only if individuals and institutions are just.
  • Pope John Paul II added much to the corpus of the Catholic social teaching, penning three encyclicals which would deal with issues such as economics, politics, geo-political situations, ownership of the means of production, private property and the “social mortgage“, and private property. The encyclicals of Laborem Exercens, Solicitudo Rei Socialis, and Centesimus Annus are just a small portion of his overall contribution to Catholic social justice. Pope John Paul II was a strong advocate of justice and human rights, and spoke forcefully for the poor. He addresses issues such as the problems that technology can present should it be misused, and admits a fear that the “progress” of the world is not true progress at all, if it should denigrate the value of the human person.
  • Pope Benedict XVI‘s encyclical Deus Caritas Est (“God is Love”) of 2006 claims that justice is the defining concern of the state and the central concern of politics, and not of the church, which has charity as its central social concern. It said that the laity has the specific responsibility of pursuing social justice in civil society and that the church’s active role in social justice should be to inform the debate, using reason and natural law, and also by providing moral and spiritual formation for those involved in politics.
  • The official Catholic doctrine on social justice can be found in the book Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, published in 2004 and updated in 2006, by the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax

Please go to the link provided above to read more.

Does this explain why President Obama and the Left say and vote the way they do? Can you get in with them and continue the conversion of the United States of America into a Social Justice Socialist (or worst) nation? Are you planning to vote? Are you going to be an informed voter based on our own research? Are you going to sit back and let it all go to hell? Patriot or Unconcerned, self-absorbed, uncaring human taking up space?

Should Christians Support President Obama?


Dr. David Barton is more of a historian than a Biblical speaker, but very famous for his knowledge of historical facts as well as Biblical truths.

Dr. David Barton – on Obama. “Respect the Office? Yes. Respect the Man in the Office? No,  I am sorry to say.

I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama. Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama! I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it.

I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!

Why am I doing this? It is because:

  • I do not share Obama’s vision or value system for America;
  • I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
  • I do not share his radical Marxist’s concept of re-distributing wealth;
  • I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make$150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
  • I do not share his view that America is Arrogant;
  • I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;
  • I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
  • I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American Citizens who need help;
  • I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
  • I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;
  • I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
  • I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America;
  • I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East; and
  • I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.

Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama’s, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is Right!

For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!

  • They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!
  • They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
  • They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years!
  • They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!
  • They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society!
  • They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code!
  • They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!
  • Unite behind Obama? Never!

I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!

PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!

Majority rules in America, and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his “goals for America …” I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country! Any more compromise is more defeat!

I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America!

GOD bless you and GOD bless our Country!”

 

Preparing to Vote Number 5


(To my readers, please note the date of 1777 in the previous article and this one below. In difference that the battle for independence was raging, check this next article to see what was going on ‘back home’…….Benny)

Continental Congress, September 11, 1777, approved and recommended to the people that 20,000 copies of The Holy Bible be imported from other sources. This was in response to the shortage of Bibles in America caused by the Revolutionary War interrupting trade with England. The Chaplain of Congress, Patrick Allison, brought the matter to the attention of Congress, who assigned it to a special Congressional Committee, which reported:

“The use of the Bible is so universal and its importance so great that your committee refers the above to the consideration of Congress, and if Congress shall not think it expedient to order the importation of types and paper, the Committee recommends that Congress will order the Committee of Commerce to import 20,000 Bibles from Holland, Scotland, or elsewhere, into the different parts of the States of the Union.”

Whereupon it was resolved accordingly to direct said Committee of Commerce to import 20,000 copies of the Bible.

Continental Congress November 1, 1777, issued The First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving to all colonies, as a result of their victory at Saratoga. (This was a long, but good, Proclamation. Below is only part of it….Benny)

“…..That with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgements and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest, supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance;’

“….That it may please Him, to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people, and the labour of the husbandman; that our land may yet yield its increase; to take school and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under His nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth ‘”in righteous, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost”.”

In 1775, John Peter Muhlenberg, who was a pastor like his father, Henry, preached a message on Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” He closed his message by saying:

“In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight.”

He then threw off his robes to reveal the uniform of an officer in the Revolutionary Army. That afternoon, at the head of 300 men, he marched off to join General Washington’s troops.

Preparing to Vote Number 4


The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence paid a tremendous price for our freedom. 5 were arrested by the British as traitors. 12 had their houses looted and burned by the enemy, 17 lost their fortunes, 2 lost sons in the Continental Army and 9 fought and died during the revolutionary War

On August 27, 1776, British General Howe had trapped General Washington and his 8,000 troops on Brooklyn Heights, Long Island, intending to advance the nest morning to crush them. In a desperate move, Washington gathered every vessel, from fishing boats to row boats, and spent all night ferrying his army across the East River. When the morning came, there was still a large number of his troops dangerously exposed to the British, but in a most unusual change in weather, the fog did not lift from the river. It stayed thick, covering Washington’s retreat until the entire army had evacuated and escaped! Never again did the British have such a rare chance of winning the war. Major Ben Tallmadge, who was Washington’s Chief of Intelligence, wrote of that morning.

“As the dawn of the next day approached, those of us who remained in the trenches became very anxious for our own safety, and when the dawn appeared there were several regiments still on duty. At this time a very dense fog began to rise [out of the ground and off the river], and so very dense was the atmosphere that I could scarcely discern a man at six yards distance…..we tarried until the sun had risen, but the fog remained as dense as ever.”

 In the freezing winter of 1777, General George Washington was burdened with the lack of supplies for his troops camped at Valley Forge, and with the overwhelming superiority of the British forces. Soldiers died at the rate of twelve per day with many not even having blankets or shoes. The Commander-in-Chief himself, records the desperate state:

 “No history now extant can furnish an instance of an army’s suffering such uncommon hardship as ours has done and bearing them with the same patience and fortitude; To see men without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie on, without shoes for their feet)…and submitting without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.”

A Committee from Congress reported “feet and legs froze till they became black, and it was often necessaries amputate them..” Sights of bloody footprints in the snow and lack of food and shelter caused the Commander-in-Chief to seek divine assistant. The famous account of his resolution was given by Isaac Potts, who was General Washington’s temporary landlord at Valley Forge.

In 1777 while the American Army lay at Valley Forge, a good old Quaker by the name of Potts had occasion to pass through a thick woods near headquarters. As he traversed the dark brown forest, he heard, at a distance before him, a voice which as he advanced became more fervid and interested.

Approaching with slowness and circumspection, whom should he behold in a dark bower, apparently formed for this purpose, but the Commander-in-Chief of the armies of the United Colonies on his knees in the act of devotion to the Ruler of the Universe!

At the moment when Friend Potts, concealed by the trees, came up, Washington was interceding for his beloved country. With tones of gratitude that labored for adequate expression he adored that exuberant goodness which, from the depth of obscurity, had exalted him to the head of a great nation, and that nation fighting at fearful odds for all the world holds dear…

Soon as the General had finished his devotions and had retired, Friend Potts returned to his house and threw himself into a chair by the side of his wife. “Heigh! Isaac!” said she with tenderness, “thee seems agitated, what’s the matter?”

 “Indeed, my dear”, Quote he, “if I appear agitated ‘tis no more than what I am. I have seen this day what I shall never forget. Till now I have thought that a Christian and a soldier were characters incompatible, but if George Washington be not a man of God, I am mistaken, and still more shall I be disappointed if God does not through him perform some great thing for this country.”

 

Silence is NOT an Option


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Christians, Silence is Not an Option

By / 12 August 2012 / 35 Comments

by Matt Barber

With the exception of one column previously penned, I pray this becomes my most widely read to date.

The secular left has mastered use of the Internet to further its extremist goals. In fact, President Obama’s web-based “Organizing for America” propaganda machine may have given him the 2008 election.

Let’s beat them at their own game.

To that end, I have a strange request. I’m asking each God-fearing, freedom-loving American who reads this column to forward it, post it, tweet it, print it out and give it to every pastor, priest or cleric you know. If you don’t know any, give it to someone who does.

Why? I agree with Barack Obama that November 2012 represents the most important election of our lifetimes – perhaps our history. Of course, that’s where my agreement with Mr. Obama both begins and abruptly ends.

Here’s the operable question: Do we want America “fundamentally transformed” to mirror the secular-socialist ideals of the radical leftist currently “occupying” the White House?

In Barack Obama’s America, individual freedom is trampled beneath jackboots as a matter of course. It’s already happening at an unprecedented rate.

One need only look to the HHS mandate forcing Christian groups – both Catholic and Protestant – to violate, under penalty of law, biblical prohibitions against abortion homicide.

Or consider recent attempts by multiple elected officials, all Democrats, to shutdown Chick-fil-A – a private, Christian-owned business – simply because its leadership holds the biblical view of marriage.

Is this George Washington’s America, or Joseph Stalin’s Russia?

It’s definitely not your father’s USA.

Instead, wouldn’t we prefer the America envisioned by our Founding Fathers? A constitutional republic wherein individual liberty – whether economic, First Amendment or Second Amendment-related – is sacrosanct and off limits?

Pastors, you’re it. You’re our front line of defense. It’s up to you to rally the troops. Now begins the second American Revolution and, as with the first, it’s on you – men of the cloth – to take the lead.

That is, if you hope to remain free to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Speaking of chicken: In recent years there’s been an epidemic of cultural inaction exhibited by far too many ministers of the gospel. It’s fear-based. “Oh, I don’t talk about political issues,” they say. “You know, ‘separation of Church and State’ and all that.”

Baloney.

If this is you – and only you and our Lord know for sure – you’ve been deceived by the enemies of God. You’ve chosen the easy way out – the path of least resistance. This is something Christ, whom all Christians are called to emulate, never did – not once.

So, respectfully, man-up, Padre! Be the “salt and light of the world,” as Christ so admonished.

But you don’t have to go it alone. There are detailed, easily digestible tools available. Civil-rights firm Liberty Counsel, for instance, is distributing more than 100,000 copies of “Silence is Not an Option,” a concise, though comprehensive, DVD and printed material collection informing pastors and churches about what is permissible regarding political activity (Please, get it for your church at LC.org or by calling 1-800-671-1776).

“The church must be empowered to confront the assaults on our culture, our faith, and our freedom,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. ”I don’t want any pastor, church leader or lay person to say, ‘What more could I have done to protect life and liberty?’”

“Silencing people of faith in the public square has always been the goal of those who realize the influence that pastors, churches and people of faith have on elections. I want pastors to remove the muzzle and replace it with a megaphone,” he said. “Pastors and churches have a lot of freedom to address biblical and moral issues, to educate people about the candidates, and to encourage people to vote. Not one church has ever lost its tax-exemption for endorsing or opposing candidates or for supporting or opposing local, state or federal laws.”

Did you get that? Despite hundreds of thousands of threatening letters sent by hard-left groups like the ACLU and Barry Lynn’s Americans United, not a single church has lost tax-exemption for socio-political activity – zip, zero, nada. Not even for endorsing candidates from the pulpit.

Indeed, if these anti-Christian bullies had been around two-and-a-half centuries ago, and our forefathers had paid them any mind, we may never have had the first American Revolution.

Don’t let them halt the second.

We’re on the precipice of the abyss, and, pastors, I think you know it. But know this too: There’s a whole lot relating to both culture and politics you can both say and do, and very little – if anything – you can’t.

Churches can educate about political, moral and biblical issues. These kinds of issues – whether abortion, marriage, feeding the poor or any community issue – are never off limits from the pastor’s pulpit, even if politicians are also talking about them. “Silence is Not an Option” systematically addresses the misrepresentations used to muzzle America’s pastors and Christian leaders.

Leading up to Ronald Reagan’s landslide presidential victory in 1980, Rev. Jerry Falwell captured the crux of the church’s apathy problem: “What is wrong in America today?” he asked. “We preachers – and there are 340,000 of us who pastor churches – we hold the nation in our hand. And I say this to every preacher: We are going to stand accountable before God if we do not stand up and be counted.”

Dr. Falwell’s words ring no less true today.

Imagine the benefit to our culture if thousands of churches across America registered millions of Christians to vote. How about pledge-drives wherein pastors ask tens-of-millions of Christians to simply commit to voting biblical values?
The possibilities are limitless.

Proverbs 4:18 reminds us: “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Shine bright, salt and light. Don’t be choked into dark silence.

Because silence is not an option.

It can’t be.

Matt Barber(@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)

 

A Message From My Dad


I need your prayers. I want to try something very important that I BELIEVE needs to be done now. In a few months we will vote on who we want to lead our Nation as our President. I will not be endorsing any person during these articles. In looking to the future I want to step back into our past. I hope to nourish our love for the USA that will hopefully take you to the voting booth after bathing your choice in prayer. You may have forgotten some of this, maybe some of it will be new, but all will be fantastic reading. Trust me!! Please pray for our Nation and for me.

 

These articles that I will be presenting to you can be proven. After I have concluded these articles, I will provide any requests for information on my sources. Again I will not take any side in the present political debates in these articles. So….here we go. Please give me a week or more to convince you to check these out daily………….

 

Benny

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Congress of Massachusetts, Provincial October 22, 1774 concurred with the declaration of its President, John Hancock:

“We think it is incumbent upon this people to humble themselves before God on account of their sins, for He hath been pleased in His righteous judgment to suffer a great calamity to befall us, as the present controversy between Great Britain and the Colonies, [And] also to implore the Divine Blessing upon us, that by the assistance of His grace, we may be enabled to reform whatever is amiss among us, that so God may be pleased to continue to us the blessings we enjoy, and remove the tokens of His displeasure, by causing harmony and union to be restored between Great Britain and these Colonies.”

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The First Prayer in Congress offered by Rev. Duche in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, on Sept. 7, 1774.

 

“Be Thou present O God of Wisdom and direct the counsel of this Honorable Assembly; enable them to settle all things on the best and surest foundations; that the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, Harmony and Peace may be effectually restored, and the Truth and Justice, Religion and Piety, prevail and flourish among the people.

Preserve the health of their bodies, and the vigor of their minds, temporal Blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting Glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Saviour, Amen

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The Library of Congress, from the collected reports of the various patriots, recorded on a famous historical placard the effect of that first prayer upon Congress:

 

“Washington was kneeling there, and Henry, Rutledge, Lee, and Jay, and by their side there stood, bowed in reverence, the Puritan Patriots of New England, who at that moment had reason to believe that an armed soldiery was wasting their humble households. It was believed that Boston had been bombarded and destroyed.

 

They prayed fervently “for America, for Congress, for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially for the town of Boston,” and who can realize the emotion with which they turned imploringly to Heaven for Divine interposition and—“It was enough” said Mr. Adams, “to melt a heart of stone. I saw the tears gush in to the eyes of the old, grave, Pacific Quakers of Philadelphia.”

 

Please Join Me in Prayer


In Times of Trouble and Darkness, Jesus is Always There. He Watches Over His People and Never Leaves Us or Forsakes Us.

“Heavenly Father, in the mighty Name of Jesus, I pray for the victims of this morning’s tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I pray that you flood the family and friends of those that were killed with Your abundant comfort, love and grace. I pray you move on your people in that area to surround them with overflowing volumes of love, compassion and any form of assistance they need.’

“In Jesus Name I pray for the Fire Department and the Bomb experts. Please give them your perspective on how to safely deactivate the apartment of the shooter. Please Heavenly Father, in Jesus Name; please put a hedge of protection around them that no one gets hurt in any way.’

“In Jesus Name I pray that You pour out Your grace on the investigators, making sure they honor the shooters rights, and collect the necessary, honest, evidence to bring this shooter to justice.”

“In Jesus Name I pray for those that are wounded. Jesus, You are still our healer. I pray that You work through the doctors and nurses to bring about Your great grace of healing and restoration.’

“In Jesus Name I pray for the others that were there at the movie. Heavenly Father, in Jesus Name I pray your great grace be upon them in their soul and spirit to deal with all they experienced today. Surround them with Your people to love and help them in their recovery.’

“In Jesus Name I lift up our nation. May You use this sobering event to bring us all the sobriety of mind necessary to realize, again, those things that are the most important; Family, friends and our relationship with You. Our nation is in desperate need of healing. Please heal our divided nation created by those that only want confrontation, and open the eyes of all Americans as to the manipulation of those that will do anything, say anything, even deliberately lie, in order to be in power. Please Father, in Jesus Name, defeat them, unmask them and drive them from America’s citizens.’

“I praise You and give you the glory due You. Thank You for all the grace You have poured out on our lives. Thank You for hearing our prayers and thank You for Your abundant grace you are giving to Aurora Colorado right now.”

“AMEN”

Tim Tebow


Dominating the news recently is about Quarterback Tim Tebow and his practice of prayer on the football field, and his praise of God for the grace He has given Quarterback Tebow. Why is this such a big story? Because those that want this to be an issue are hearing the small voice of the Holy Spirit telling them their lives are not right with God.

None of these people say a word about an athlete that curses and screams obscenities into the camera and microphone, yet when an athlete gives God recognition and speaks with grace, it becomes a public discussion. Come to think of it, maybe that is a good thing. We should be taking about the comparison and which one we prefer.

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