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Thursday
Oct152015

Daily Signal - Should Faith Be Banned in the Workplace? Why One City Is Making That Argument 

The Daily Signal

Oct. 15, 2015
News

Should Faith Be Banned in the Workplace? Why One City Is Making That Argument

The city of Atlanta made "dangerous" admissions in a court hearing Wednesday, argued the lawyer for the former Atlanta fire chief who was terminated from his job after controversy related to a religious book he authored that included his views on homosexuality.

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News

What's Behind the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Though the violence may be just another notch in the Israeli-Arab conflict, the latest attacks have some fearing a third Palestinian "intifada," or uprising, against Israel.

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News

Paul Ryan Faces Sharp Criticism From Some Conservatives

Some conservative critics have offered harsh criticism, blasting Ryan on issues such as bailouts, immigration, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the Murray-Ryan budget plan.

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News

Sanctuary Cities on the Rise, Releasing More Than 9,000 Criminals in US Illegally

The number of sanctuary cities in the United States has risen to 340, resulting in the release of roughly 1,000 detained illegal immigrants each month despite objections from the federal government, according to a new study.

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Group Challenges California Law Forcing Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Comply With 'Pro-Abortion Agenda'

Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization, has filed a complaint in federal court against a California law that forces pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion providers.

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Commentary

How Should Drones Be Regulated? Balancing Privacy, Airspace Rules

In the absence of clear regulatory guidance, property owners are resolving this confusion the old-fashioned way: shooting down drones they perceive to be threatening or violate their privacy.

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Sunday
Aug232015

Cruz For President - Supporters Hold Over 200 Watch Parties for Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty 

 

HOUSTON, Texas – After seeing more than 2,500 attend Friday’s Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, the Cruz for President campaign announced that there were more than 200 watch parties held around the country to view the rally. Those hosting the parties were given special access to watch online and invite their friends and neighbors to their homes or churches.

“It was important for us to have our nationwide leadership use this opportunity to invite their communities to hear more about religious liberty from Senator Cruz,” said Campaign Manger Jeff Roe. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the response. It shows there is widespread interest in Cruz’s message and his fight to protect Americans’ religious liberty.”

Several watch parties in the early election states of New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada drew several dozen participants. More than two dozen activists from South Carolina visiting Ohio for a separate event took the time to gather and watch Cruz and his religious liberty heroes online.

Friday
Aug142015

Daily Signal - Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules 

The Daily Signal

Aug. 14, 2015
News

Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules

Judges say Christian baker's First Amendment right to free expression is not violated by designing a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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Commentary

10 Lessons From North Korea Nuclear Deal That Must Be Applied to Iran Deal

The negotiations with North Korea provide some valuable hard-earned lessons that should be kept in mind when assessing the recent nuclear deal with Iran.

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Commentary

The Racist Views of Planned Parenthood's Founder

Under Margaret Sanger's leadership was a program called the "Negro Project," which involved strategically seeking to decrease the black population by convincing black community leaders to introduce birth control to their networks.

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Foreign Policy Experts Warn Against Iran Deal, Calling It 'Threat' to US Security

Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, argued the agreement threatens U.S. security and adversely impacts national interest, noting the amount of money pouring into Tehran's economy through some $100 billion in sanctions relief.

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Commentary

The Questions John Kerry Should Demand Cuba Answer

There is a strong likelihood when Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag in Havana today, he will meet with General Raul Castro or other Cuban government officials who continue to support the FARC, a Colombian terrorist group.

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After EPA Spills Toxic Waste in Colorado River, Nearby Residents Hope for Recovery

Days after a federal agency accidentally released millions of gallons of contaminated mine water into a major waterway, neighboring local businesses are speaking out about how the incident impacted them.

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The Daily Signal

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Wednesday
May202015

FreeKeeneNews - Shire Free Church Lawyers Up, Re-Files Tax Exemption Application 

For those who have been following the saga of the Shire Free Church: Monadnock, here’s the latest, much of which was well-covered by the Keene Sentinel’s Martha Shanahan last week.  After bringing on liberty attorney Brandon Ross for our tax appeal case last year, the church board decided to dismiss the 2014 case in favor of re-filing in 2015.  We’ve since filed the 2015 tax exemption with our attorney’s oversight.

Given the state’s rejection of multiple liberty churches’ tax exemptions in 2014 (including the Peaceful Assembly Church – also represented by Ross), the board wanted to make sure we were putting our best foot forward, legally.

There has been a misconception that this is all about money; it’s about religious freedom. We don’t believe that the Shire Free Church, or any other church, should owe taxes. However we have nonetheless continued to give voluntary contributions to the City of Keene’s operations we support, like road maintenance and fire protection.

Shire Free Church: Monadnock is established to promote peace and other divine virtues, and to promote the study of religion in freedom and fellowship.  We believe there are many paths to God, one for each individual. We believe God is the source of all creation; and divinity is expressed through compassion, empathy, forgiveness, freedom, generosity, honesty, humility, kindness, mercy, patience, and peace.

This is not about keeping money.  If it were, we’d not be hiring an attorney.  In fact, Shire Free Church: Monadnock’s board decided to go ahead and pay the full amount demanded by the city for 2014 in order to forestall any violent acts by the city agents and start our 2015 appeal without any liens on the property.  The state religion is a dangerous, aggressive religion and we will use their system to protect your right to choose a religion of peace instead of believing in the violent, morally-corrupt state.

Stay tuned here to the Free Keene blog or the Shire Free Church page on facebook for the latest.


Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or would like to interview an activist,
Ian Freeman
Blogger, FreeKeene.com

Tuesday
Apr282015

NHCC Opposes Gambling Expansion

New Hampshire Council of Churches
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New Hampshire Council of Churches
E-blast April 27, 2015
 
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NHCC Opposes Gambling Expansion

Greetings, Friends of NHCC:

 

     The New Hampshire Council of Churches has opposed the expansion of gambling in New Hampshire to include casinos and video lottery machines over a long period of time.  The issue is again before us as the House considers the casino bill on Wednesday of this week, the 29th of April.

     As we share in our policy statement:  "Our faith teaches that the role of government is to maintain order, preserve justice and promote the common good."  Slot machines and casino gambling have proven to be particularly addictive and can lead to excessive gambling and increased criminal activity.  See the full statement HERE.

     If you believe that the expansion of gambling in New Hampshire is not in the best interests of our NH community, please reach out to your representative today and urge them to defeat SB113 on Wednesday.  Every email and phone call makes a difference!

 

Faithfully,

Clare


 

Clare J. Chapman

Executive Director

New Hampshire Council of Churches


 
 

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