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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/

Girl closed her eyes and folded her hand in prayer on a Holy Bible / Sasiistock/Getty Images

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.

Watch as Pastor Platt prays for President Trump:

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


Reported

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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According to ijr:

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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URL of the original posting site: http://www.westernjournalism.com/falwell-praises-trump-bold-truthful-words-charlottesville/

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!

 

 

 

 

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