Discrimination vs the Free Exercise of Religion

I have absolutely no issue whatsoever serving anyone, regardless of their race, religion, creed, age, gender, orientation, or belief. That’s one issue, the one involving discrimination.
I absolutely will not ever, however, allow any individual to force me to do, make, say, create, write, photograph, or otherwise use my skills and resources in a manner that violates the free exercise of my religion. That’s the second issue, the one involving our First Amendment.
Two separate issues. Two separate responses. Dear Media, liberals, Democrats, and others: Please STOP intentionally confusing the two.
There is a vast difference between refusing to serve customers because of discrimination and refusing to use one’s skills and resources to promote, exalt, or endorse a message that violates one’s free practice of their religion.
Liberals, mudstream media, and the Democrats refuse to consider the fact these are separate issues because they’re trying to use one issue — discrimination — to force artisans of all types into promoting behavior which violates their religious convictions.
Our First Amendment, however, very specifically protects those religious convictions where it states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF.”
The free exercise of one’s religion usually requires its adherents to say, “No” to a great many things this world claims are OK and even glorifies. Indeed, our Ten Commandments contain 8 negatives and only 2 affirmations. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27
Our First Amendment protects our right to freely exercise our religion. Our religion specifically requires us to keep ourselves from being polluted by the world. Being forced to incorporate messages or images into our creative works violates the very foundations of our religion and as such our government is expressly forbidden from forcing that upon us.
I have absolutely no issue whatsoever serving anyone, regardless of their race, religion, creed, age, gender, orientation, or belief. That’s one issue, the one involving discrimination.
I absolutely will not ever, however, allow any individual to force me to do, make, say, create, write, photograph, or otherwise use my skills and resources in a manner that violates the free exercise of my religion. That’s the second issue, the one involving our First Amendment.

Two separate issues. Two separate responses. Dear Media, liberals, Democrats, and others: Please STOP intentionally confusing the two.

And Courts, stop allowing these lawsuits.  They’re both frivolous and injurious to the entire system of jurisprudence.

Where’s the Grace? Qur’an vs Bible and Muhammad vs Jesus

Here’s a thought… Let’s throw grace out the window and treat Muslims precisely the same way they treat people of other religions, people they call “infidels” and “unbelievers.” Here are the verses they use to justify their horrific acts:
Qur’an 3:28- Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.
Qur’an 3:85- Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.
Qur’an 5:33- Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam.
Qur’an 8:12- Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.
Qur’an 8:60- Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.
Qur’an 8:65- The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.
Qur’an 9:5- When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.
Qur’an 9:123- Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.
Qur’an 47:4- Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.
ON SECOND THOUGHT… Why would we operate as they do? If we did that, we would be no better than them!
Anyone who calls himself or herself a Christian should listen and heed to what Jesus said about it:
Matthew 5:38-48, New International Version (NIV)
Eye for Eye
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
NOW… Jesus’ comments were directed at his disciples, how they as individuals should respond to evil. Please bear in mind that Jesus himself qualified his statements with examples, such as someone slapping you on the check, taking your shirt, walking with another, giving to those who ask.
That’s a far cry from letter others harm, maim, violate, imprison, crucify or otherwise kill you, as the Qur’an clearly encourages its followers to do towards “infidels” and other non-believers.
There is a line, and the Qur’an clearly crosses it.  In those instances, we have ever right under both man’s laws and the laws of God to defend ourselves, including by use of deadly force, if necessary.
Similarly, however, if the Qur’an and Muslims who follow it cross that line, then it would foolish to think that we could cross that line without a self-defense justification and escape either the consequences of man’s or God’s laws.
Nay! Muslims who cross that line, even with all the faith in the world, are going to Hell. Why? Because they crossed the line? Not at all. They’re going to Hell because their faith is misplaced. They believe in the wrong thing. They think that they can work their way to heaven by works.

That’s not salvation. That’s Satan’s mind-job to get people spinning their mental wheels, wasting their time and money in ways that keep them busy and feeling good about themselves so they have reason to ignore the truth: No one is righteous, not even one, except for Jesus Christ.  While faith without deeds is indeed dead (James 2), wrongly-placed faith is also dead.  Furthermore, the kind of “deeds” mentioned in the Qur’an aren’t deeds at all, but rather, heinous if not mindless acts of violence extolled by a mad man and perpetrated on innocents by mad men.  It’s JUNK, and I can’t even call it junk “religion” because there’s absolutely nothing religious at all about raping, maiming, dismembering, beheading, and otherwise murdering other human beings.

Ephesians 2:

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time,gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
In closing, I would like to remind you of one inescapable truth:
Exposing Hate Speech is NOT Hate Speech!

No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion

Islam takes yet ANOTHER stab at stealing the souls of our children:

“As the department’s first Muslim captain, he said, he feels he can inspire young Muslims to join the force and serve as an
ambassador for a faith that is often viewed negatively.”


This sounds so nice, doesn’t it? Until you realize Muslims are getting away with proselytizing our youth, when Christians
can no longer pray, witness, or otherwise share their face in the public schools.

So, this will be allowed for no other reason than the fact that its Islam?

Who else sees the heinous preferential treatment being given to Islam? “Congress shall make law respecting an establishment
of religion…” Translating the vernacular of that day into ours, this Bill of Rightsmeans, “Congress shall make no law giving preferential treatment of one religion over another.” The term “respecting” in that day meant “holding in high esteem.” An establishment of religion could have Quakerism, Methodist, etc. If Congress passed any law holding one denomination in high esteem, without doing the same to others, they would have been giving them preferential treatment.

Meanwhile, SCOTUS long ago held that the term “Congress” should be expanded in scope to include “any Office or public Trust
under the United States,” as given in Article VI’s “no religious test” for public office.”

Taken together, they mean one thing: You cannot either select or Constitutiondisqualify a person for “any Office or public Trust under the United States” on the basis of their religious beliefs, but NEITHER can they or their office be “respecting an establishment of religion.”

Neither the Boston Police Chief nor anyone in “any Office or public Trust under the United States” can legally “be an
ambassador for Islam” or any other religion or creed.

That is not merely “the law,” it is “the supreme Law of the Land.”

Violating it means he would be violating his oath of
office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” It means the
Boston Police Chief would be making himself a domestic enemy of the United States of America.

Boston police Captain Haseeb Hosein is violating the law. He is thumbing his nose at the Constitution while attempting to
indoctrinate (brainwash) our Children about Islam.DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!

DO, however, recall that headlines in countries where Islam has exceeded certain levels usually read like this:


Muslims killing Muslims: Syrian Shia child who watchedIslam parents killed has her heart cut out

Woman stoned for refusing to have sex with her husbandIslam

Teenagers hung for being gay

Public school teachers Islamconduct field trip to Mosque where they force students to learn Muslim prayers while kneeling and bowing their heads to Allah

Women and children slaughtered “just because”Islam

Christians slaughtered for refusing to pay jizya

This greatest question is this: If Boston police Captain Haseeb Hosein is willing to toss the Constitution out the window

on something as important as our First Amendment, what will he do when it comes to our Second Amendment? How about the
Fourth Amendment? Any others? The Constitution itself?
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also
be dishonest with much.” – Jesus, in Luke 16:10.

IslamBoston police Captain Haseeb Hosein has NOT been honest, in either very little or much. He can NOT be trusted in either.

The question is, what Muslim can? The entire written foundation of their faith, the Qu’ran and the Hadith, dictate they MUST override all other religions and promote Islam above all others. Islam is NOT compatible with the very essence of the United States of America.

Islam is an ABOMINATION in the eyes of the one and only true God, and his name is NOT “allah.”

We Have Met the Enemy — It Is US

Who or what is REALLY destroying the United States of America?

While Satan, whether literal or figurative, may be behind it all, the responsibility rests with each and every one of us.Satan

Satan may very well be the the author of deceit and the father of all lies, but he has no authority to act on his own. He can’t act unless we let him.

Americans have been deceived to the point where they’re no longer capable of distinguishing the difference between good and evil. We ignorantly vote for ever-greater handouts without realizing that’s like taking chunks out of the pillars of a church. It will eventually collapse. Republic of RomeRome became strong, at one point the mightiest nation on Earth, because it was founded as a Republic, a nation governed under the rule of law. Rome crumbled from within when its citizens allowed it to morph into a democracy, where the majority ruled, and then into socialism, whereupon everyone literally sucked the life blood out of it.

When people elect politicians who are deceived, if not outright evil, it’s only because the people themselves are deceived.

This is precisely why more than one Founding Father commented that our nation will not stand on its own, that it must be ruled in Constitution
strict adherence to our Constitution, and alongside people ruling
their own lives in accordance with the Bible. When morals are relative, they decay. When morals are based on an external and absolute standard, they persevere. Integrity can never be based on “that which you can get away with.” It must be based on the premise that no one can ever get away with anything.

Some people claim, “our government is allowing them to do it,” Lincolnwithout realizing WE are the government. As Lincoln said, we have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Whatever failures happening in America today are a reflection of We the People.

Regardless of the role of satanic deception, We the People need to take responsibility for the condition of our nation. God has given us every tool we need to keep ourselves pure and unpolluted in this world. We strayed from the truth. We allowed ourselves to be deceived. BibleWe elected a mix of righteous people, idiots, and monsters to lead us. We are the ones who are piercing ourselves with many griefs.

When We the People get back to Godly fundamentals, God will be just, clearing the cobwebs from our eyes so that we can again see clearly what’s good, right, true, and just, as well as what’s not. At that point, we will stop electing idiots and monsters to lead us. We will no longer recognize corporations as “persons.” We will elect bright, well-educated, yet humble servants of God to lead us, people who know the meaning of the words “stewardship,” “duty,” and “honor,” and who put rescuing hostages above a fundraiser, and the running of our country above golf games and vacations.

We have met the enemy.  It is us.

Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court – Good, Bad, or Ugly?

GREAT NEWS!!!  As reported in this article, the U.S. Supreme Court finds that Obamacare can NOT force businesses to provide contraception for their employees if the business has a religious objection against doing so: “The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.”

More good news: Mainstream media is FINALLY pinning the tail on the donkey who allowed Obamacare to move forward in his un-Constitutional swing vote. The donkey in this case is Chief Justice John Roberts:

“Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the pivotal vote that saved the health care law in the midst of Obama’s campaign for re-election. On Monday, dealing with a small sliver of the law, Roberts sided with the four justices who would have struck down the law in its entirety.”

Now for the BAD news: Four members of the Supreme Court will apparently ALWAYS oppose the Constitution in favor of the position of the Democrat Party.

Finding in favor of the position of one political party or another is NOT their job: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” – Article VI

Furthermore, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.” – Article VI

Bottom Line: All U.S. Supreme Court Justices are BOUND BY OATH to follow the Constitution. Furthermore, they CAN be removed from office for failing to do so! Their appointment to office comes with a restriction: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” – Article III, Section 1

If any judge fails to support the Constitution, that is a violation of their oath of office, hence “bad behavior” and grounds for their removal under the U.S. Constitution.

Judge’s Statements and Their Implications:

Taken from this article

Although I’m glad Alito held the majority opinion, he got the justification wrong: “Alito said the closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage under Obamacare if they voiced religious objections under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”

Wrong! Our First Amendment alone not only provides sufficient justification against forcing anyone to violate their religious beliefs, but it will always trump any federal legislation such as the RFRA, each and every time:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Paraphrased for poignancy and clarity: “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”

Even if Congress repealed the RFRA, the Second Amendment protection remains, and it doesn’t matter if a company falls under federal law or not. If any law passed by Congress, such as Obamacare, prohibits the free exercise of the religious beliefs held by the principles of the company, IT VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION AND IS THEREFORE NULL AND VOID. While the RFRA may have highlighted this truth, our Second Amendment specifically and emphatically prohibited such un-Constitutional violations 225 years ago!

I am very happy for Hobby Lobby’s good Christian founders, yet this opens the door for the restoration of other religious freedoms.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion, joined by Stephen Breyer, Sonia Stotomayor and Elena Kagan, just makes no sense at all:  “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

No, wait!  Actually, that makes PERFECT sense, and YES, our Founding Fathers DID establish such protections.

It’s called FREEDOM, Justice Ginsburg, and a careful read through our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and its 27 Amendments should reveal the underpinnings with stark clarity.  Put simply, our nation was established to provide for and protect the FREEDOM of We the People against despots like you, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Obama, most in the Democrat Party, and some in the Republican Party.

As my father used to say, “you’re free to swing a stick over your head all day long, so long as it doesn’t hit or threaten to hit others.”

Why I Do What I Do

A high-school friend of mine recently asked me why I chose to make politically-charged posts on my Facebook page.  Here’s my response:

Oh, no!  I post my fair share of warm fuzzy stuff, too.  🙂

My predilection towards political posts is simple:  There is a massive effort on the part of money/power-grubbing foreign influences to undermine the rights and freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America.  More than two dozen Congressmen are members of the Communist Party.  Hundreds more are socialists, having bought into the idea that so long as they rule, they can work us to death, raising taxes through the roof under one guise or another, while they live a life of luxury and we barely scrape by.

Some countries such as Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are successfully maintaining their “corporate knowledge” and avoiding these traps.  Other countries, including the U.S., have been so dumbed down over the years half our population is incapable of distinguishing the difference between a political party and a totalitarian movement, even though the movement is bleeding all the signs of it left and right.  They gush on about seemingly “beneficial” programs like gun registration without taking the time to think it through, realizing the worthlessness of the program, that criminals won’t comply, and the law-abiding citizens who own firearms will now be profiled by an administration with a proven track record of hostility towards the Constitution.

I and well over 100 Million Americans would much rather learn from history than repeat it’s mistakes.  Lord willing, we will.  Unfortunately, there’s a very large number of politically illiterate people who haven’t a clue as to how flagrantly they’re falling into the same traps employed by the likes of most dictators throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

For example, do you recognize this quote?  “This year will go down in history.  For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration.  Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”

Think about that for a minute, as you realize what gun registration accomplished in Poland immediately prior to World War II:  It got more than 20,000 registered gun owners killed.  Most of them were veterans of the first World War, but many were lawyers, doctors, and influential businessmen who opposed Hitler’s rise to power and his brand of socialism.

If you guessed that the author of the quote was Adolph Hitler, murderer of more than 20 Million people, including 6 Million Jews and as many of his own countrymen who opposed him, you’d be right.  He said that in a speech in 1935.  Firearms registration has preceded EVERY totalitarian rise to power over the last 200 years, and has very rarely happened without resulting in totalitarianism.

Meanwhile, the systematic communization of America was little more than a list of actionable items in 1962.  Today, more than 90% of that list has come to pass.  The media and largely socialist-infused education system touts all the flowery benefits while ignoring and outright suppressing the rights and freedoms their measures have robbed from Americans, including the right to keep a decent percentage of their wages.  Such rhetoric appears in school textbooks from grades one through nursing and medical school (no, I’m not kidding – ask me and I’ll send you a link).

So, in a nutshell, most of my posts are political because America has been largely stupid, and is repeating the mistakes of the past, mistakes which allow rich men of power to make themselves even more rich off the backs of the people, and often at their peril, freedom, even life.

I would encourage you to follow this link to our nation’s own Library of Congress, and re-read the Declaration of Independence.  Think about why they declared their independence.  Then, think about where we are as a nation, today, just how close we are to that same edge.

Most people in Congress who voted for Obamacare did not read it before they passed it.  Pelosi even said, “We’ll have to pass it just so we have time to read and understand it.”  I did read it, all 1,000+ pages of it.  The last 50 pages are the most startling, as they’re the blueprint for socialist-based totalitarianism imbedded within a mandatory, government-run health-care system.  Most people haven’t a clue their health insurance premiums will skyrocket by more than 50% under Obamacare (between 17% and 135% according to the finance whiz kids), or that *gasp!* the bottom 35% of Americans, financially speaking, won’t be able to either afford or be eligible for Obamacare at all.

It’s all there in the fine print.  Too bad most of Congress didn’t bother to read it before passing it.

As for being a good writer…  Aye.  I’ve received a lot of feedback over the last two years, but instead of letting it go to my head, I’ve simply chalked it up as a gift from God, who gives all people various talents and gifts.  I was a pretty good navigator, even won some awards.  To me, that was a gift God gave me and I ran with it.  Writing is the same way, and I’m running with it, too.

A fine Christian recently summed up the sentiments held by myself and hundreds of millions of Americans.  Dr. Benjamin Carson’s spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast.  He’s a wonderful speaker, and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University.  You can listen to his speech, here.

Listen to it and you’ll know where and why I, a born-again Christian, am using the talents God gave me in support of our nation’s Christian heritage, standing firm against the powers of this world which are at this very moment trying to topple our country.

Supreme Court Injustice Sotomayor

The U.S. Supreme Court, specifically Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has overstepped her lawful authority.  She is subject to our Constitution, not above it, and has no authority to either change the Constitution or ignore it.  Her oath of office states in part:  “I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (office) under the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Our Constitution specifically states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”  Many previous Supreme Court Decisions have ruled the restriction against preventing the free exercise of religion applies to the every branch of the federal government, including the Supreme Court itself, as well as to the states.  Thus, not only is she violating our Constitution, she is single-handedly ignoring Supreme Court precedence.

With that thought in mind, I would like to share with you the following, and ask you how Justice Sotomayor’s decision to force honest, God-fearing Christians to support murdering unborn children does NOT violate our First Amendment’s restriction against prohibiting the Green’s free exercise of their religion?

I would also like you to consider, and accept the true meaning of the term “civil disobedience:”  It is an act of doing what is right, true, and moral by God, as peaceably as possible, instead of conforming to an evil in this world.

Finally, I would remind you of the provision for Supreme Court Justices given in Article III, Section 1, of our Constitution:  “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…”  I would argue, gentlemen, that ignoring the Constitution, ignoring prior Supreme Court precedent, and forcing U.S. citizens to support murder of unborn children against their Constitutionally-respected religious beliefs is very BAD behavior.

Justice Sotomayor’s behavior since she took the bench has been a blight on American integrity.  She has continually sided with the other bad apples on the court who continually vote against the Constitution, and in favor of eroding our individual rights and freedoms while helping to build precisely what our Founding Fathers fought to avoid:  Big, Massive, Government i.e. a Socialist State.

Sotomayor needs to be removed from office.

In closing, I would like to share a link to the website which details the Green’s predicament, their decision, and the massive up-welling of support they have experienced and will continue to experience from the American people:  We must obey God rather than men!

UPDATE:  Only June 27, 2013, the full body of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit made the following ruling:

In its opinion, the circuit court held (1) that RFRA applies not only to human beings, but to a corporate entity like Hobby Lobby that is wholly owned and operated by humans who share a religious belief; (2) that this HHS Mandate is a substantial burden on orthodox Christian belief; and (3) that it is not authorized as a measure that is narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling public interest.

Note:  RFRA:  “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”

I find it very interested they held that it applies to corporate entities, as that’s precisely what the Supreme Court did when it gave personhood rights to corporate entities a couple of years ago.  If the Supreme Court attempts to undermine this application, they will then be forced by the American People to remove the personhood rights of corporations.  You can’t apply a legal concept one way in one situation, then try to apply it in a diametrically opposed manner in another.


Honest, God-fearing Christians!