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Dear Obama, Religious Freedom for who?

Posted in Church, free speech, Glenn Beck, Islam, Pastor Stephen Broden, Prayer, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by saynsumthn

I am so glad to hear that the President is for “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” found in the Constitution as given to us by our founders. Just wondered, why he chose the Muslim Mosque to FINALLY speak out. What took so long when many Christians are facing discrimination?

Students told they cannot pray at the Supreme Court, in Schools, at football games,



And Teachers are also being arrested for praying:

Pro-lifers arrested for praying on public sidewalks



Christians arrested for preaching at an Arab Festival in Michigan

Zoning laws discriminate against Christian Churches



No prayer meetings allowed in homes in Gilbert, Arizona

Christians arrested after praying in a public park

Pastors Arrested for Praying outside Whitehouse !(Pastor Johnny Hunter and Pastor Stephen Broden)

( One note: The 2 courageous pastors above are featured in this powerful documentary on Black Genocide and abortion called – Maafa21)

Glenn Beck told by Kennedy Center- NO PRAYER !

Glenn Beck , Church in Public Square: Interviews Stephen Broden, Hagee, David Barton and other pastors

Posted in Church, Glenn Beck, Pastor Stephen Broden with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

Stephen Broden was featured in this powerful documentary exposing Planned Parenthood’s racist agenda – Maafa21

Listen to godless Nancy Pelosi say that her favorite “word” is “THE WORD” meaning the Bible – what was she addressing- she was speaking to religious people about Immigration Reform, this is the same woman who favors abortion, (killing of live children) , homosexual marriage, and other immoral and completely unBiblical ideas:

Now for a few of my words:

I hear the voices speak: “United we stand”
But, to the church of God – I appeal.
If we want to rid this sin from our land
Than , our cry should be : “United we kneel” .

We say, “God bless our nation”
this land of the brave and home of the free…
But, if we really want to send lamentation
We should do it humbly from our knee.

America: The Brave, The Strong, and The Proud !
Her army marches on, her soldiers must go…
But, if we really want our voice to be loud,
We’d whisper to God and bow our head low !

This land is your land, this land is my land,
We’ll never surrender without a fight !
But, if we want America to remain GRAND…
We should seek the Lord with all of our might !

It is not JUST God’s protection and blessing we seek,
but His forgiveness and His mercy too.
For, while enjoying our wealth, we became spiritually weak
and neglected the widow, the orphan, and the pew !

While God is good and in Him no evil is found
Yet – a terror has been permitted and allowed.
Shouldn’t we ask, why this wickedness is around?
With a contrite heart and heads all bowed?

While numbers and strength are answers indeed
and our soldiers can march with intense pace
There is a spiritual war to be fought ONLY on our knee
and a victory we will ONLY win on our face !

For…If God’s people who are called by HIS name
will turn from THEIR wicked way
Look to themselves , and, accept THEIR blame
Then God can turn the darkness to day !

Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner Yet Waive
As her beauty shines from sea to sea.
Dear Lord, move your hand, and America save…
Send a revival, and let it begin with me.

And another if you will bare with me:

Keep America Free:

Death knocks on the doors of those
who dare to speak of God
We hear the dying soldiers and
all we do is nod …
This land of spoiled freedom
has made our lives a fairy tale
To Christians in Far away lands
who die and rot in jail.

Oh! We think we have it all together
Here – in the land of “choice”
But somewhere’s there’s a beaten child
because of the praises of his voice.
Oh! America , please wake up
or I’m afraid that you might burn
for the blood of countless martyrs
cries out for HIS return !

Yes ! There’s an urgency about us
to break our petty walls.
To stand for no more compromise
and start obeying God’s Holy Laws.
Oh! It’s time the church in America,
cries out with the power of one plea…
That God would spare our blessed country
And keep her forever free !

Florida Prayer Case Reveals ACLU Agenda to Criminalize Christianity

Posted in ACLU, Constitution, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by saynsumthn

School Officials Cleared of Criminal Contempt Charges in Case Involving Prayer

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ — Today Liberty Counsel successfully cleared Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman of criminal contempt charges that arose out of a simple blessing of a meal. The criminal contempt hearing began when the ACLU asked that Lay and Freeman be held in contempt for offering a prayer over a meal at a luncheon where they honored donors to the athletic Field House project.

The federal courtroom in Pensacola, Florida, was packed with people supporting Lay and Freeman. The Pace High School students made T-shirts with the image of a potato chip that read: “Lay’s Supportive Patriots.” Busloads of people jammed the steps of the courthouse to cheer and show their support.

Members of Congress made speeches on the House floor in support of Lay and Freeman, including Cong. Randy Forbes, the Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Prayer Caucus. In his speech Forbes warned that this case represents what might be coming as a result of the ACLU’s agenda: “Make no mistake, there will come a day when the speaker of this house will be hauled into federal court and threatened with jail because she dares to stand at that podium where you stand tonight and ask the chaplain to start our day with the prayer.” (transcript)

Other members, including Cong. Mike McIntyre, Co- Chair, and Cong. Jeff Miller, whose district includes Santa Rosa County, along with more than 61 members of Congress, sent a letter of support to Lay, Freeman and Michele Winkler, whom Liberty Counsel successfully defended two weeks ago on civil contempt charges. The letter concludes: “The tradition of offering prayer in America has become so interwoven into our nation’s spiritual heritage, that to charge someone criminally for engaging in such an innocent practice would astonish the men who founded this country on religious freedom.”

Mathew D. Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: “It is ridiculous that these men even had to think twice about blessing a meal. To criminalize the prayer conflicts with our Nation’s founding and guiding principles and goes directly against our constitutionally protected rights. It is fitting that on National Constitution Day, our religious freedoms are preserved so that people — regardless of their employment — are free to say a meal blessing. The Constitution was birthed in the bosom of prayer. When the Constitutional Convention had fractured and the dream of the United States began to fade, Benjamin Franklin delivered his famous speech where he called his colleagues to prayer. After recessing for a three- day prayer meeting, they convened and the Constitution was born. Prayer remains alive and well in America, but we cannot take it for granted.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ — Yesterday after an all-day hearing, Santa Rosa County, Florida, Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman were cleared of criminal contempt charges that arose from the simple blessing of a meal. When they heard the decision, tears of joy and cheers swept through the throngs of people who had waited outside in the rain for over ten hours.

A mixture of people, young and old, stood all day with signs and umbrellas. Many students missed class to show up with bright yellow T-shirts that read, “Lay’s Supportive Patriots.” Chants of “We came to pray for Lay,” the Lord’s Prayer, and hymns were at times audible inside the courtroom. By 9:00, when the hearing started, the scene outside looked like a revival. Busloads of church members, Christian groups and other supporters arrived from throughout the region and emptied into the congested parking areas.

Ironically, the criminal contempt trial occurred on the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. And also ironically, in the same courtroom where Lay and Freeman were tried as criminals for saying a prayer over a meal in the presence of 20 adult supporters of the school’s Athletic Field House, there hangs on the wall a picture of the signing of the Constitution. Only a few weeks before that great event, when the Constitutional Convention had begun to fall apart, Benjamin Franklin rose up and delivered his famous speech to remind his bickering colleagues that unless God is the foundation and builder of the house, those who labor do so in vain. He urged the members to pray, and after a three-day prayer meeting, the Constitution was born.

Liberty Counsel Senior Litigation Counsel Horatio Mihet was also part of the irony on the day of the hearing. He, along with Mathew Staver, represented Lay and Freeman. In 1990, at age 12, he witnessed the collapse of the repressive Romanian communist regime as the revolution unfolded in his town of 400,000. When police arrested a pastor for preaching, the people finally had enough. Crowds gathered outside the home of the preacher and shouted, “We need God.” In one week the revolution spread and the dictator was toppled. Harry witnessed his first day of freedom on December 25, 1990. While the crowd on National Constitution Day looked different than the one in 1990, both yearned for religious freedom.

Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented on the case: “I was deeply moved while sitting in the courtroom on National Constitution Day and hearing allegations that honorable men should be treated like criminals over blessing a meal. For a moment I felt I must be watching a futuristic movie filled with hyperbole about how it might one day be if we lose our liberties. But this was real. It was no movie. I have witnessed the day where someone who blesses a meal would be treated like a criminal — not in communist countries — but in America! This case has made clear the radical agenda of the ACLU — to criminalize Christianity.