Last year Breitbart News broke the story of a campaign by anti-Christian extremists to suppress traditional Christian expression within the U.S. military. There were conflicting stories regarding the possible court martial of service members who share the gospel of Jesus Christ and confirmed reports of military chaplains being officially censored, as well as Bibles temporarily banned from the Walter Reed military hospital.
After these stories went viral on the Internet, Republicans in Congress launched an investigation, then introduced legislation to specify that religious expression is a protected right for men and women serving in uniform. Although President Obama originally threatened to veto the legislation, those protections were signed into law in December 2013.
Now these new protections are being put to their first test. Military officers at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are saying that the Obama-Hagel Pentagon does not regard these new protections as encompassing religious speech or writing. As such, cadets are not allowed to post Bible verses on their personal white boards in their dorm rooms.
This latest incident occurred when a cadet (whose identity we are not disclosing) posted Galatians 2:20 on his personal whiteboard, posted outside his living quarters in a residential dormitory. That verse reads, “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Read the full story at Brietbart.com.
Dimitrios Karras owns Ares Armor in Oceanside, where people can buy various gun pieces to build their own rifle.
It is legal to build a rifle from scratch without serial numbers if the base is manufactured to specifications outlined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A manufacturer for Ares Armor made thousands of 80 percent receivers in plastic with indicators that show customers exactly where to drill. ATF said the receivers are illegal and demanded Mr. Karras hand over the inventory and the names of the 5,000 customers who purchased them. The metal versions of the receiver the ATF considers not a firearm, but the plastic version they have deemed a firearm. this is not something enacted by Congress as laws are supposed to be, but yet another whimsical “determination” by gun grabbers at the rogue ATF agency. (The agency behind the slaughter of Randy Weaver’s family, the mass murder at Waco, Texas and the bombing of the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City)
I n order to postpone a threatened raid by the ATF, Karras promised to turn over $300,000 inventory of the plastic receivers until he could obtain a temporary restraining order against the ATF.
“They said either give us these 5,000 names or we are coming in and taking pretty much anything – which is a huge privacy concern and something we are not willing to do,” Karras told the station.
Karras’s attorney arranged for ATF agents to pick up the receivers on Wednesday, but Karras said he will not comply with turning over the customer list.
“They were going to search all of our facilities and confiscate our computer and pretty much shut our business down,” Karras said. “The government invades our privacy on a daily basis and everyone thinks its ok.”
“This is one of those situations where hopefully the governmental institutions will come in say this is protected and no you’re not taking it from them.”
Fred Phelps Sr., pastor of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist “Church”, known for its angry anti-gay pickets, is near death, his son said in a Facebook message.
“He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice in Topeka,” Nathan Phelps, who left the church several years ago, said of his father in a message posted Saturday.
Phelps Sr., 84, a disbarred attorney, and former Democrat politician, founded the church in 1955, which is noted for demonstrations suggesting the gay lifestyle, which it describes on its website as “soul-damning, nation-destroying filth,” will lead to the ruin of America.
Read the full story at Breibart.com.
More than enough evidence exists to strongly suggest the “Church” Phelps founded was nothing but a front for liberal politicians to use in stripping real Christians of their Constitutional rights.
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The makers of the popular Irish beer, Guinness, announced over the weekend that they had pulled their sponsorship of the parade due to organizers’ longstanding rule against gay and lesbian groups marching openly.
The move by Guinness follows similar moves by fellow beer companies Heineken and Sam Adams, the latter of which pulled its sponsorship from Sunday’s parade in the traditional Irish stronghold of South Boston. The decision also left Ford Motor Company as the only major U.S. company sponsoring the New York City parade, which dates back to 1762.
Companies aren’t the only ones conspicuous by their absence from city parades. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the march due to the dispute. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh didn’t take part in his city’s parade, either, after talks broke down that would have allowed a gay group to march.
One leader who does plan to march in New York Monday is Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who defended himself against criticism over his decision earlier this week, saying “The St. Patrick’s Day parade (in New York) is a parade about our Irishness and not about sexuality, and I would be happy to participate in it.”
Despite the controversy, New York’s parade is expected to draw more than 1 million spectators and about 200,000 participants Monday.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.