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Have A Cow Now Over Chick-fil-A Eh

Quite a track record building here. They turned to the left so fast they upset the cart!

Chick-fil-A was already moving left, but nobody noticed until it caved to LGBT lobby | Blogs | LifeSite

  • “Charity helps people. Corporate social responsibility is virtue signaling by capitalists to anti-capitalists. Unlike charity, corporate social responsibility isn’t about helping people, but ticking off ideological and identity politics boxes like diversity and the environment,” he added.“Most of the country’s major brands are pipelines of cash that lead directly to leftist causes,” explained Greenfield. “Hardly any of the money that conservatives spend on products and services every day ends up going to conservative causes.”Sadly, Chick-fil-A has chosen to make itself part of that pipeline, ending funding to Christian groups that LGBT activists had condemned as “anti-gay” because they adhered to the definition of marriage as between a man and and a woman. Instead, CFA is redirecting its donations to overtly LGBT-promoting organizations such as Covenant House.
  • will now donate to Covenant House, a radical LGBT activist organization
  • “Franklin, you have done a huge disservice by not doing more investigation into Chick-fil-A’s betrayal and capitulation to the LGBT agenda,” said Staver.Staver described Covenant House as “a radical LGBTQ activist organization that celebrates homosexuality, transgenderism, and the entire LGBTQ agenda.”

An Open Threat to Christians

It’s been a long time since I have seen such unity. Let’s get the government to make up more rights so we can all be free!

Then, Booker was pressed with the follow-up question: “So, would they lose their tax-exempt status?” The Senator responded, “Again, I, I will press this issue, and I’m not, I’m not saying, because I know this is a long legal battle, and I’m not dodging your question, I’m saying that fundamentally that discrimination is discrimination.”

The Cultural Left Bares Its Teeth: An Open Threat to Churches and Christians Who Hold to Biblical Conviction

Distractions Everywhere But US War Remains Focused

While the media and American public remain glued to the ongoing impeachment circus, Congress hid an extension of the Patriot Act on page 25 of a “must pass” continuing resolution. The move was bipartisan and widely supported.

My Notes:
Democrats, Republicans, do you give an insane president more power?
Gov can continue to monitor your mail and phone through Mar 2020. Many think they are not guilty of any wrong doing so who cares. Well, are your political views “legal?” Pre-crime is fast on its way

Abort Abortion Before Abortion Aborts You

 

Current status found here Legislation – New Mexico Legislature https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno=51&year=19 2019 Regular Session – HB 51


 

New Mexico close to passing ‘most extreme bill in nation’ on abortion – Catholic Philly

http://catholicphilly.com/2019/02/news/national-news/new-mexico-close-to-passing-most-extreme-bill-in-nation-on-abortion/

  • Now New Mexico is one step closer to passing a similar bill that loosens the state’s already liberal abortion laws and would erase virtually all abo rtion restrictions in the event that the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade is overturned.

    The “Decriminalize Abortion Bill,” or H.B. 51, has now made its way through the New Mexico House of Representatives, receiving the body’s overall approval in a 40-29 floor vote Feb. 6 after being confirmed by several committees. It is now headed for the Senate, where it will be the subject of further debate and another vote.

    According to the Santa Fe New Mexican daily newspaper, there are three main parts of New Mexico’s pre-Roe abortion law that would be invalidated by the act: a prohibition that makes abortion a felony; language that permits abortions in some circumstances as determined by a physician, such as rape or threat to a mother’s life; and an opt-out provision for hospitals or providers that register moral or religious objections to performing the procedure.

     

 

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Ginsburg’s Fall Reminds Us Of Our Mortality

“Liberal icon” fractures 3 ribs in fall

“Take my ribs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” This is how many across the nation have responded to the news that the longtime Supreme Court justice fell in her office Wednesday evening, breaking three ribs. Others have been less charitable.

Justice Ginsburg is a metaphor for American culture. How you reacted to the news of her accident likely reveals your position on today’s highly partisan political spectrum.

“A flaming feminist litigator”
Justice Ginsburg was one of nine women in her class at Harvard Law School. She was the first woman to become a tenured professor at Columbia University Law School and the co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU. As the leader of this project, she successfully argued six landmark cases before the Supreme Court.

President Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993; the Senate confirmed her by a ninety-six to three vote. Since that time, she has gained a reputation for personal fortitude. She has yet to miss a day of oral arguments, even while undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, recovering from surgery for colon cancer, and grieving the death of her husband in 2010.

Ginsburg has become a “liberal icon” who describes herself as “a flaming feminist litigator.” Her criticism of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign drew applause from his critics and censure from his supporters.

One of the gravest challenges we face
It is tempting to view today’s polarization of the Supreme Court as a necessary reflection of the polarization of our nation. Since we are divided between “red” and “blue” states, rural and urban, liberals and conservatives, it seems fitting that our justices reflect such division. And it seems appropriate that the president should be able to make judicial nominations consistent with his political position since he was elected by the will of the people.

As a very strong pro-life supporter, you might expect me to defend this position since it led to the recent appointments of two conservative justices. But I do not.

In fact, I consider the politicization of the Supreme Court to be one of the gravest challenges our democracy faces.

Unlike every other democracy in the world, America’s federal and Supreme Court justices are given lifetime appointments. Alexander Hamilton, in The Federalist Papers: No. 78, explained the founders’ reasoning. Defending “the permanent tenure of judicial offices,” he stated that “nothing will contribute so much as this to that independent spirit in the judges which must be essential to the faithful performance of so arduous a duty.”

In other words, lifetime appointments are intended to protect the justices from the vagaries of shifting political agendas. This provision has been heavily criticized over the years by those who believe it makes the justices less accountable to the people.

But such accountability is precisely what the founders did not intend.

Decisions that would have shocked the Founders
As I noted yesterday, our foundational declaration that “all men are created equal” was articulated within a Judeo-Christian worldview. This worldview embraces a consensual morality grounded in the realities of absolute truth and objective morality. This commitment to objective truth applies to the US Constitution, a document which I believe its authors intended to be interpreted and applied objectively.

They made provision for amendments as needed but would be shocked to see it treated as a “living document” that can be interpreted and applied according to the changing political and moral beliefs of the day. But this is just how some of our Supreme Court justices view the Constitution.

This approach enabled them to discover a “right to privacy” within the Fourteenth Amendment that they utilized to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage. It is inconceivable to me that the founders would have intended such “rights.” I am not alone in this conviction.

In his dissent on the Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Chief Justice Roberts stated: “Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law.” He suggested to those celebrating the majority’s decision, “Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”

Justice Thomas agreed: “The majority invokes our Constitution in the name of a ‘liberty’ that the Framers would not have recognized, to the detriment of the liberty they sought to protect.”

“Sojourners and exiles”
I believe that our Founders intended our judges and justices to interpret and apply the Constitution according to its original intent (a position known as “originalism”).

I am therefore convinced that Roe v. Wade was a grave error, not just because life begins at conception, but because the ruling was based on a flawed “right to privacy” and should be overturned on its legal merits. (See this excellent article by Christianity Today‘s Matt Reynolds for more.) I believe the same is true for Obergefell‘s discovery of a “right” to same-sex marriage.

But since I am not a lawyer but a theologian, I suspect that you are reading this Daily Article not for my legal opinions but for biblical commentary. What I have written to this point is but a long introduction to this fact: this culture is not our home.

In a day when judicial rulings and conventional wisdom are based more on political and personal opinions than objective morality, we can expect cultural chaos to continue. Religious liberty will be protected in some rulings and assailed in others. Biblical values will likely come under escalating opposition as the post-Christian trajectory of our day continues.

“Sojourners and exiles” in this world are to “keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:11-12). When that day comes, we will be judged not by Supreme Court justices who are fallen like us but by the Supreme Judge of the universe (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fall reminds us of her mortality, and of ours as well.

Are you prepared to meet your Lord?

Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs

Former Atlanta Fire Chief, Fired for Christian Beliefs, to Get $1.2 Million

Michael Foust
| ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor
| Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Former Atlanta Fire Chief, Fired for Christian Beliefs, to Get $1.2 Million

The city of Atlanta agreed Monday to pay former fire chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million, four years after he was suspended and then fired for publishing a book containing historic Christian beliefs.

Cochran’s self-published 162-page book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?: Overcoming the Stronghold of Condemnation,” included Bible verses addresses sexuality and homosexuality. It was the latter topic that sparked a controversy and an investigation and eventually, his termination. He wrote the book on non-work time.

A federal court ruling in December 2017 ruled against a city policy that required employees to get permission from the government before writing books or giving speeches. The judge said the policy was too broad and “stifled speech.”

On Monday, the city council agreed to pay Cochran $1.2 million.

Alliance Defending Freedom represented Cochran.

“The government can’t force its employees to get its permission before they engage in free speech. It also can’t fire them for exercising that First Amendment freedom, causing them to lose both their freedom and their livelihoods,” said ADF senior counsel Kevin Theriot, who argued before the court. “We are very pleased that the city is compensating Chief Cochran as it should, and we hope this will serve as a deterrent to any government that would trample upon the constitutionally protected freedoms of its public servants.”

U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May ruled in December that the policy “does not pass constitutional muster.”

“This policy would prevent an employee from writing and selling a book on golf or badminton on his own time and, without prior approval, would subject him to firing,” May wrote. “It is unclear to the Court how such an outside employment would ever affect the City’s ability to function, and the City provides no evidence to justify it…. The potential for stifled speech far outweighs any unsupported assertion of harm.”

Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com.

Photo courtesy: Timothy Eberly/Unsplash

Another Bible Illustration For My File

Deluding Influence So That They Will Believe What Is False

Turning Unbelief Into Belief

2 Thess 2:10-12 …because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

The anti-Trump, left-wing #CancelKavanaugh protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday tried and convicted President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting women and lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee without any of the Constitutional due processes they claim to want to protect by rejecting the federal judge’s nomination.

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Carrying signs and banners describing Kavanaugh as a sexual predator and a drunk and calling for him and the president to be impeached and jailed, protestors chanted “We Do Not Consent” and “We Believe Survivors.”

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“We Believe Survivors” buttons were prevalent, a theme that emerged after Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago at a high school party.

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Her claim came after the judiciary committee heard 30-plus hours of testimony during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, resulting in an additional hearing for Ford’s testimony and Kavanaugh’s response to it.

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That hearing spurred a seventh FBI background check on Kavanaugh, who has been in public service for decades, and FBI background checks on others Ford claimed were involved in the long-ago incident, including high school friend Mark Judge. Judge has already given two sworn statements under penalty of felony that stated he does not recall the party or Kavanaugh assaulting Ford.

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After the final FBI investigation found no corroboration for Ford’s claims, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday launched the final round of the confirmation battle, filing for cloture to ensure a final vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the end of the week.

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The organizers of the protest are the same left-wing organizations that have opposed Trump since he was elected in 2016 and are using the ongoing demonstrations to raise funds for their cause and register Democratic voters, including: the George Soros-funded moveon.org; the Women’s March, co-founded by anti-Semite and anti-Israel Linda Sarsour; Planned Parenthood; and Black Lives Matter.

Video also shows protesters chasing and screaming at Sen. John Cornyn Thursday:

 

ABC News reports that Capitol Police arrested 302 demonstrators today:

 

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