Will NBC Be Suprised?

One man stands up and expresses his opinion, and it effects the whole nation. Yes, he is free to do this according to our law, but christians have stood by quietly, for the most part, and allowed it. We know this was not the intention of the founding fathers when they wrote these laws because they emphasied their faith in God, and belief in guidance from Him.  Below is another case of  why christians need to fight such foolishness. It is time we took our nation back to the freedoms the founding fathers intended. There is nothing about the word GOD being on our currency that is dangerous to anyone, or a violation of their rights. Stop the foolishness.

SAN FRANCISCO – An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God.

Michael Newdow seeks to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and lawyer, used a similar argument when he challenged the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools because it contains the words “under God.”

 He took his pledge fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2004 said he lacked standing to bring the case because he did not have custody of the daughter he sued on behalf of.

An identical lawsuit later brought by Newdow on behalf of parents with children in three Sacramento-area school districts is pending with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, after a Sacramento federal judge sided with Newdow in September. The judge stayed enforcement of the decision pending appeal, which is expected to reach the Supreme Court.

Congress first authorized a reference to God on a two-cent piece in 1864. The action followed a request by the director of the U.S. Mint, who wrote there should be a “distinct and unequivocal national recognition of the divine sovereignty” on the nation’s coins.

In 1955, the year after Congress inserted the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Congress required all currency to carry the motto “In God We Trust.”

 

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“The placement of ‘In God We Trust’ on the coins and currency was clearly done for religious purposes and to have religious effects,” Newdow wrote in the 162-page lawsuit he filed against Congress.

Newdow’s latest lawsuit came five days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected, without comment, a challenge to an inscription of “In God We Trust” on a North Carolina county government building.

In doing so, the justices upheld the Richmond, Va.-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that “In God We Trust” appears on the nation’s coins and is a national motto.

“In this situation, the reasonable observer must be deemed aware of the patriotic uses, both historical and present, of the phrase ‘In God We Trust,”’ the appeals panel ruled in upholding the inscription’s display.

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Published in: on August 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM  Comments Off on Will NBC Be Suprised?  
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Ever Wonder?

Did you ever wonder about all the comments people make about heaven? Most do not pay much attention to God’s will, or Christ’s suffering, and the absolute statements about who will inhabit the place of the soul, yet when death occurs everyone is in heaven. Why do we think that is true? Is it accurate according to the scriptures? We hope that all will serve God faithfully, while living, by obeying his scriptures as written. It is then that we can be comfortable with the resting place of ones soul.

Published in: on August 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM  Comments Off on Ever Wonder?  

MTV Reality Check

A few months ago when The Patriot covered the MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant,” we focused on the lowbrow voyeurism of reality TV in general and MTV’s glamorization of teen pregnancy in particular. In his recent opinion piece, however, Brent Bozell points out another angle to this story, a cloud with a silver lining: In a time when half of teen pregnancies end in abortion, the teenagers featured on the show opted, not to abort their babies, but instead to deal in adult fashion with the consequences of their actions.

Bozell applauded not only the unwed parents, but MTV as well for depicting the downside of the casual sex typically celebrated by the network’s programming. One couple even chose the most selfless route imaginable: They gave their baby up for adoption to a couple that was better equipped to care for it.

But while Bozell makes a valid point, there is clearly a tightrope to walk here. For example, who’s to say that after viewing the hardships of teen parenting, some teens wouldn’t, upon finding themselves pregnant, be more likely to choose abortion? And no one knows this better than MTV, for while the show’s Web site offers advice on contraception (and states that the only surefire way to prevent pregnancy is to abstain), it also clearly endorses Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Patriot Post

The scriptures are plain on pregnancy. It should not exist in any other relationship but marriage. If it does then someone has just become a Mother and Father, and have obligations to care for their family. There is no other way even if that places them in a position that do not prefer. Once a man and woman decided to have sex there is always the chance of conceiving a child. Many should think more about that.

Published in: on August 9, 2009 at 1:39 PM  Comments (1)  

Work and wealth

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”  Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

The scriptures agree with the above quote, in both the scriptural and physical realm. We need to work to teach and save souls, as well as supplying our physical needs.

 

 

Published in: on August 5, 2009 at 10:01 AM  Comments Off on Work and wealth  

Chinese Block Christian Organization

In a truly disturbing move, the United Nations has denied official status to the Dynamic Christian World Mission Foundation after its refusal to give the names and addresses of its members in China. Dynamic, an L.A.-based, non-governmental organization (NGO), submitted the information on its members in other countries, but feared for the safety of those in China, a country known for its religious persecution.

The Economic and Social Council, which is composed of 54 UN members, decides whether to admit NGOs to attend meetings and submit arguments. When a subset of the Council met last May, China argued that the group’s application was not in compliance with 1996/31, a resolution adopted in 1996 calling for NGOs to submit certain member information. It was decided at that time, by a 12-4 vote, not to admit, with the U.S., England, Israel and Romania voting in favor of the group, and religious persecutors China, Cuba, Egypt, Sudan and Pakistan voting to exclude (no surprises there). Since then, the U.S. has been lobbying for Dynamic, but to no avail. When the Council met on Monday for the final vote, it sided with China.

In that meeting, U.S. delegate John Sammis asked not for the Commission to automatically grant status but for it to simply look at the application again to gauge whether in fact it complies with the resolution. China’s representative, Wang Qun, argued that to revisit the issue would undermine the Commission’s “credibility.” Cuba seconded the objection, saying Dynamic is employing “evasive tactics.”

The decision has been decried by UN Watch, a Geneva-based watchdog. “Today’s vote is a setback for religious freedom,” said executive director Hillel Neuer, “and could set a dangerous precedent at the UN for repressive regimes to launch frivolous objections, or demand sensitive information, in order to obstruct the important work of civil society organizations in the areas of religion, education and human rights.” Patriot Post

Published in: on August 1, 2009 at 6:05 PM  Comments Off on Chinese Block Christian Organization