Now it’s American Airlines: Male steward hits woman with stroller, challenges passenger to a fight

Fellowship of the Minds

The friendly skies have become a nightmare for travelers.

Barely two weeks after United Airlines became a pariah for assaulting and forcibly dragging a ticketed passenger, 69-year-old doctor David Dao, off an overbooked flight, American Airlines made the news when a male steward hit a mother with a stroller as Flight 591 was about to depart from San Francisco to Dallas Friday afternoon, April 21, 2017.

Passenger Surain Adyanthaya took this video and posted it to Facebook.

Adyanthaya said he started filming after the flight attendant “violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby. They just involuntarily escorted the mother and her kids off the flight and let the flight attendant back on, who tried to fight other passengers. The mom asked for an apology and the AA official declined.”

In the video taken by Adyanthaya, as the…

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Breaking: Alex Jones Exposes Sandy Hook Vampires

Jones covers latest media hit job

Infowars.com – April 22, 2017 734 Comments

https://www.infowars.com/live-alex-jones-responds-to-sandy-hook-vampire/

 

Elite Panic: Call For Trump To Be Put Into Mental Institution

Globalists want Trump gone, but the genie is out of the bottle…

 

Suckers PAY to be Manipulated-Indoctrinated

by Rev. Austin Miles

A current movie, Beauty and the Beast subtly introduces homosexual perversion by showing two leading males kissing, which gives new meaning to the description, ‘A Fairy Tale’. Notice how subtle that kiss was presented. So subtle that movie goers, including kids thought, ‘did I just see that?’ This is a part of the gradual indoctrination of accepting sexual deviance. Most films today push immoral and social-political ideology.

This flick was produced by Disney Films that lost its original focus on wholesome family entertainment after the death of the founder, Walt Disney. Disneyland Park has since become a haven for the LGBTQ crowd who work there and who stage their own ‘Gay Days’ at the park which is packed with children.

When this columnist attended the opening day of Disneyland by special invitation, there was no clue that this fantasy land would go down into the toilet of sexual perversion. Those of us who were there would have been shocked at even the suggestion.

Remember how subtly bad language entered into motion pictures?  In the famous closing line of Gone with the Wind, Clark Gable answered Vivien Leigh who was sobbing, “What’s going to happen to me?” “Frankly my dear,” he said out the side of his mouth, “I don’t give a damn!” Everyone in the audience gasped. Never had a swear word been heard in a movie. It was never expected.

Of course that term would be used again, advanced into crude then vulgar terms until today the “F” word is prominent not only in movies but on television and stage plays.

This minister-writer worked in films years ago. They were family friendly then, but gradually things began to change. I once got fired from a film in New York because I would not use God’s name in vain. Even though I told the producers that I could exhibit the same emotion without cursing God, they axed me and actually brought me up on charges for refusing to say those words.

On the bright side, as a result a rule was established by Screen Actor’s Guild that would excuse any actor or actress from being penalized for not doing something they knew nothing about in advance, such as nude scenes or cursing.

The final straw for me was when I was called by my agent to be in a movie to be shot in San Francisco. “However,” the agent said cautiously, “there IS a scene where a man would put his hand down the front of your pants.” Of course I refused saying, ‘that’s not for me.’ The agent humbly apologized for even suggesting me for that film. The last film I worked in was a Hallmark Christmas movie in 2004. Following that, show business was relegated to the distant past.

None of this cinema manipulation came by accident or simply circumstances. The Communists realized very early on that the greatest teaching tool on earth is not the colleges or ivy league universities, even private tutors, but the motion picture industry,  yes the movies, which can dispense more glamorous propaganda than all the learning institutions in the world.

Compelling actors and actresses become desirable on the screen and audiences want to be just like them. Jewish Communists came to this country to establish the motion picture industry. There was a purpose to the McCarthy hearings. The Senator was trying to root out the Communists who would make their propaganda interesting in order to sway theater audiences. He was right as became obvious in the years following.

There was the Hayes Code at one time that kept an eye on movies. Even married couples slept in twin beds. They stated that “no scene should be shot that would stimulate the lower emotions (that means sexual instruments doncha know).”

Like driving out McCarthyism, morals were driven out of the movies with churches and Christianity degraded. The movies have since promoted all types of sexual conduct, adultery, vulgarity and kinky lifestyles along with political doctrine.

THIS is what the Communist producers had in mind all along. A moral society is a STRONG society while a society without morals is a weak society and prone to be overcome by the forces of evil that are determined to put the U.S. under a strict dictatorship. They need a weak society to succeed.

To show the influence of films, notice how in the old days all glamorous movie stars were seen in their films smoking cigarettes and in newspaper photos. They made smoking look chic. The trillion dollar tobacco industry greatly profited by using the movies to promote a product that later proved to be deadly and the leading cause of cancer.

A relative in Switzerland was asked about a photo on display showing her with a cigarette in her hand. “Oh” she said, “I don’t smoke, but I wanted to look sophisticated in the photo like in the movies.” So there it is dear readers. The movies are there to manipulate us into compliance with the New World Order which can only come about if they make us weak…and we are dumb enough to buy into it.

Movies and now television are more into the shaping of the political scene than any other mission. Madam Secretary and Designated Survivor have each stated to The Hollywood Reporter that they are going to devote episodes to cutting down President Donald Trump. Those ‘favorites’ will be cut from my viewing list.

Here’s a statement in a recent, Hollywood Reporter: Few disagree that these programs reflect current events, but more intriguing is how they may influence the real world. Says television critic Myles McNutt, “It seems likely, in the years to come, that we will begin to categorize shows as either complicit or resistant to Trump’s presidency.” 

Now the Big Question: Should Our Tax Money Fund PBS??

It is bad enough that we are so dumb that we actually pay to be manipulated and indoctrinated to all things vulgar in preparation for the New World Order, but in one case, the government TAKES our (tax) money without our consent to finance Public Broadcasting Service, (PBS) and NPR (National Public Radio) which are leftist communication organizations.

PBS, for instance, at this moment is running a series evolving to lesson plans which encourages students to identify with radical jihadists, which is now…sit down…being taught in our public schools. This writer broke the original story when Islam became a required subject for public schools beginning right after 9/11. The current course encourages students to empathize with young Palestinian terrorists who become suicide bombers to achieve martyrdom and would rather die since Palestinians have less land and are restricted.

This PBS Learning Media production, “Dying to be a Martyr,” utilizes videos titled, “Martyrdom,” “Suicide Bombing,” and “Israel and Palestine” as well as providing internet sites and primary sources “to examine the roots of the Middle East Conflict.”  Students studying these videos in the public schools are asked to be able to understand “why individuals and groups sometimes turn to tactics of terrorism.”

This is not fact finding, it is recruitment and indoctrination. And we unwillingly pay for it. Federal subsidies for PBS cost us, the taxpayers, more than $350 Million per year.  In 1992, the Sesame Street program pulled in over $100 million every year for licensing Big Bird dolls and other merchandise. The chief executive officer was paid $647,000 a year in salary and benefits. Contributors to one station, WETA in Washington, D.C. sent in $627,000. One in eight of the contributors was a millionaire.

The New York City PBS station, WNET in 1990 paid its executive producer $400,000 in salary and benefits. The taxpayers forked over $30 million in 1989 alone. So why should we be required to pay for it? They can raise their funding themselves which is proven by their telethons.

The dumbest thing we can do is to purchase a movie ticket which finances the Communist agenda which will make all our lives miserable and promotes all immorality with explicit sex scenes. Audiences have become addicted to seeing blood and guts, car crashes, buildings blowing up, ear splitting sound effects and explicit sex scenes. Great stuff to mold your minds.

Instead of paying out your money to see this trash, watch some of the old movies on Turner Movie Classics instead or carefully check what a movie is about before forking over your money to see it. Time would be better spent playing with your kids in the back yard, family get-togethers, going to the park, a sightseeing drive and visiting friends.

As for PBS, we are not suggesting that it should be shut down since they do provide some informative and enjoyable documentaries including travel programs such as those of Rick Steves that are excellent, as well as performance arts including concerts, plays, Shakespeare and operas. PBS is basically worthwhile but we should not be forced to pay for it with our tax money since there are many programs that are not compatible with a huge section of the population. As can be seen by the figures above, they are able to totally finance themselves. We should not be forced to pay any part of it.

With movies, patrons DO have a choice.  And yes, it is dumb…downright stupid to pay to be indoctrinated into lifestyles and politics that are not good for a free society as well as being insulted. We are better than that.

Time To Tell Political Correctness To Take A Hike

I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. Donald Trump

Our former sheriff recently called me, and said he was ready to shoot the radio when he heard that Rep. Nunes had recused himself from the Intelligence Committee investigating the false claim of Russian collusion in our 2016 election.  My friend said he wants to tell these Trump folks to get a spine, and stop backing down every time the left gives them a hard time with their politically correct demands and lies!

I remember hearing the above quote by Trump many times during his campaign. Our President and his administration should heed his own words and stop buckling every time the Socialist Democrats attack him or his people.  When you’re right, you’re right, and none of them should give way to the left!

We need strong leadership and that’s why we elected Donald J. Trump.  When the sharks on the left see that their actions cause the Trump folks to back down, they smell blood in the water, and they intensify their attacks.

There have been losses because of these vilification’s, many of which were very detrimental to our president’s objectives for the country.

General Michael T. Flynn

Strong leadership was needed when the attacks started on our former NSA Chief, when the left accused him of Russian interaction against the Logan Act, an Act no one has ever been charged with.  Then we hear that the General allegedly lied to Pence, but in reality, Pence was probably talking about one thing and Flynn another and paths got crossed.  Do I trust Pence?  No, I don’t and I never will.  I was told by an inside source that Ivanka had the final say on choosing Governor Pence as the VP, and thus the reason Pence is so close to our President.  Scroll down to “Is Trump’s Staff Loyal?” in this article, and look at Pence’s record.

President Trump should have called both Pence and Flynn into his office and told them to straighten out any misunderstandings, and work together as a team, no matter the misunderstandings.  He should also have told them to get back to work, that they’d all weather the lies of the left and the media by sticking together.  That’s full-blown leadership, and it’s how you keep good people!  But he didn’t.  Instead, he had the General resign, and we lost the very best Chief of the NSA who, with 33 years of intelligence and Army experience, knows more about our risks from Islamic terrorism than anyone else in his administration.

The replacement, H.R. McMaster, is a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations. According to Peter R. Mansoor, a retired Army colonel who served with McMaster in Iraq during the 2007 surge of U.S. troops, he said that McMaster “absolutely does not view Islam as the enemy.”

Was this second choice to appease the left, or was this second choice chosen and allegedly vetted by a globalist insider close to our President?  Perhaps the one in charge of the transition team.  Whatever the case, America lost bigtime when General Flynn resigned.

Attorney General Jeffrey B. Sessions

I don’t know a Senator who is more beloved by his state’s constituents than Jeff Sessions, and that goes for all races in Alabama.  Sessions helped to get Trump elected, and was with him at many of the campaign rallies where he heard the crowd’s response to Hillary Clinton echoed loudly by Trump supporters, “Lock her up!”

Unfortunately, the Senator recused himself from any future investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails, stating he’d made politically charged comments about her during the campaign.  He should not have backed down or given in to pressure.

Then in early March, the Attorney General announced that he will recuse himself from “any existing or future investigations” regarding the 2016 presidential campaign investigation, responding to bipartisan pressure to step aside from a probe into Moscow meddling.  This came amid revelations he spoke twice with Russia’s ambassador and didn’t disclose it to Congress, which was just more horse hockey from the left.

Dana Boente became Acting Deputy Attorney General upon the confirmation and swearing in of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and will serve in that position until DAG Nominee Rod Rosenstein is confirmed.  Sally Yates was fired from the DAG position for betrayal.

The Senator should never have recused himself from anything.  He should have told them that he was there to uphold the law, and do his job.

Monica Crowley and the NSC

Crowley was set to be the senior director of communications at the National Security Council before a hit job by CNN destroyed her.  She was recently interviewed by Sean Hannity and said the following:

Look, what happened to me was a despicable straight up political hit job.  There is a very toxic and increasingly poisonous atmosphere of personal destruction in DC and the media.  It’s always been there, but now it’s on a whole different level.

The attack on me was a test.  What happened to me, what happened to General Flynn, what is happening to AG Sessions and others, is all of a piece.  There is a very dangerous and very effective destabilization campaign under way against this President, his administration, and his agenda.

Again, why did the administration allow her to be sidetracked and destroyed?  Every time the left accuses anyone in the Trump administration of anything, they withdraw and step aside!

Devin Nunes Exposes Surveillance


Prior to Rep. Nunes revelations about Obama’s staff spying on the Trump campaign, there was a hearing with FBI Director Comey. He stated there was no evidence of wiretapping at Trump Tower, and several Democrat politicians including Mike Pence’s good friend, Sen. Jeff Flake, demanded Trump apologize to Obama for tweeting that the former president had wiretapped him.  One wonders why Comey is still the FBI Director???

House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) stated that he had been given information about members of President Trump’s transition team having been under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been revealed by the intelligence community, and that those names had been leaked to the media.

He delivered the info to Trump, and said that the surveillance was done legally, but the leaks were probably illegal.

The surveillance was allegedly done by Obama’s people to find collusion with Russia for the 2016 election.  No evidence between Russia and the Trump campaign has been found, and several former Obama administration intelligence officials have publicly stated that evidence does not exist.

Now, Nunes has recused himself from the Intelligence Committee and the investigation into the Russian election collusion charges, because of attacks by several “leftwing activist groups” who filed accusations against him with the Office of Congressional Ethics, citing he mishandled classified information.  He said their charges are “entirely false and politically motivated.”

So, why did he back down? By backing down under false accusations only empowers the intimidator. See the first 6:30 minutes of Judge Jeanine Pirro‘s show on Fox explaining the weakness of the Republicans. Democrats can’t win with lies, so they resort to intimidation. Why? because they know it works. The intimidated in most cases compromises or backs down.

Tyrannical Judges Dominate

Mr. President, the Constitution and the law is on your side for your travel ban.  You have the authority to stop these judges from delaying your executive orders regarding who enters our country.  The majority of these judges have been put in place by Democratic presidents.  Carter, Bush, and Obama appointed the three 9th circuit court judges who upheld District Judge Robart’s stay on Trump’s first EO.

Obama appointed Judge Theodore D. Chuang ruled that the purpose of the President’s first travel ban, and also his revised travel ban, was to discriminate against Muslims for political reasons and the ruling cited Mr. Trump’s own words against him.

The ruling quotes extensively from the President’s 2016 election campaign, in which he said he wished to implement a ban on Muslims entering the United States without being vetted first.

What these judges do not understand is that this is not an executive order against a religion, but against a worldwide political movement that carries with it hatred for infidels, or non-Muslims.  Hundreds of thousands of unvetted refugees have entered this country, and they have no desire to assimilate.  One needs only to look at Europe today to understand why Trump’s EO’s should stand.

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate immigration. In 1952, Congress passed a law empowering the president to deny entry into the U.S. to “any class of aliens” considered to be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”  In other words, a threat to America and in the interests of national security.  And that is exactly what our President is trying to do!  He wants to stop the threat!

So, Mr. President, since you’ve already tried to stop the influx of Islamists from seven majority-Muslim nations via Visas and EO’s, and the Democrat appointed judges have stopped your Constitutional right to do so, why not use the Constitution and previous rulings and tell these tyrannical judges you have the law on your side.

The Left Attacks and the Right Caves

The same party who had ridiculed Trump on his comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the election was rigged, and their lies about Russia have been repeated so often, that the mindless leftists believe it.

The left even advocated having the election repeated.  They created Soros mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives on.

This is exactly what happens when political correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to everyone.  They cannot conceive how disgusting and subservient they’ve become, but they use it, and they use it very flawlessly against us.

Carl Lasner of Frontpage Magazine says it perfectly, “Political correctness is a tool for liberals to arrest debate, questioning and criticism. Political correctness is seductive since it grants the most power to those perceived as the weakest victims. It reinforces the primacy of self-pity since the “wronged” person gets to shut down disagreement. Ultimately, political correctness grants people the right to no longer engage or to follow rules. Cults often attempt through brainwashing to revamp human nature. Liberal intellectuals attempt exactly that with political correctness.”

The Democratic Socialists and their pals in the MSM have become adroit at attacking the Trump administration, and using their PC bilge to ensure that those on the right back down…and they’ve done it every time.  The left accuses and the right withdraws, or steps aside!  Where the hell is the chutzpah?  Where is the steel spine?  Why in heaven’s name aren’t these people, including our President, telling the left to go pound sand?

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TRAVELING – THE GRAND CANYON

The Grand Canyon has always been on my list of must see places.  It was a short drive from Flagstaff.  We were fortunate to arrive there while parking near the South Rim was still available.  We had thought about visiting the Skywalk, but canyon geography and time caused us to forego that this trip.  Truthfully, you could spend several days exploring the canyon.  Some wayward hikers have unintentionally spent longer.  The Grand Canyon averages 10 miles across and is 277 miles long.  We were near the South Rim and the Skywalk was Grand Canyon West.  To visit the Skywalk would add another four hours driving time to cover the additional 243 miles.  So we decided to walk some of the South Rim instead, which we did for about four, my dogs were barking at the end, hours.

After the obligatory stop at the visitor center and the bathroom, we followed the signs and our map to the South Rim trail.  You cannot see the canyon from the parking area or the visitor center and the anxiety builds until you reach the edge for the first time and the first thing you see takes your breath away.

Suzie-Q and I have been blessed to see some spectacular sites from Niagara Falls to the majesty of the Swiss Alps, but we’ve never experienced a natural sight such as this.  We also had manmade comparisons of world sites including our most recent of Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam.  Taking my first look out over the canyon, the first thought that came to my mind was God made this and every manmade thing I’ve seen pales in comparison.

There was a high wind warning for our time there and it caused me to wonder how many ball caps are lying somewhere in the bottom of the canyon.  The wind was not fooling around and some gusts were quite strong.  I actually had some concern for people who were letting relatively small children walk along and near the edge out of someone’s grip.  Even without the high wind, Suzie-Q was a little skittish but I was able to coax here near enough to the edge to get some pictures.  But she would not climb a tree.

You do know that she was not pleased when I posed for this one, especially with the wind gusting.

There simply are not enough photographs that can really capture the Grand Canyon.  You have to see it and consider the enormity of it to truly appreciate God’s creation.

We have scratched the visit from our list, but I think we’ll come back here again.  I would like to take the mule ride down into the canyon.  It may be as the Lone Ranger because Suzie-Q shared a few choice Korean expressions when I suggested it.  Nearest English translation: “You cragee?”

Last stop was a bonus added by George and Chong Mi.

© 2107 J. D. Pendry

WARNING: New prostate cancer scam… exposed!

What a coincidence!

Turns out there’s an easy way to predict which men with prostate cancer will be treated with body-wrecking, energy-sapping, dignity-robbing radiation.

It’s got nothing to do with the stage of the cancer… the location of the tumor… or the prognosis of the disease.

It’s whether or not the doc owns the radiation equipment!

If the doc who spots your tumor has his own radiation machine, then that’s what you’re getting. And, according to a new study, you’ll be pushed into it whether you need it or not.

Overall, men who see docs who own this equipment are 61 percent more likely to get blasted with radiation than guys who see docs who DON’T have one of these things.

And for men with often-harmless low-grade cancers, the numbers are uglier than a tumor.

Guys with “favorable risk” — in other words, men with localized tumors unlikely to grow — shouldn’t be treated at all in most cases. They can kick back, relax and enjoy life knowing the cancer will almost certainly never pose a threat.

Every now and then, a doc can check up on the tumor to make sure it’s not growing, a practice known as “active surveillance.”

But it seems men aren’t always getting that choice… especially when they see a zap-happy doctor who owns a radiation machine.

The new study finds these low-risk patients are 89 PERCENT more likely to get blasted with radiation!

It’s a similar story for men who see docs who own external beam radiation machines. Those crooks will make you 45 percent more likely to get treated for a low-risk tumor.

The docs behind the study claim owning machines also increases the likelihood that men who really do need treatment end up getting it.

And, sure, the odds of men with more serious tumors getting blasted with radiation jumps… but… is that REALLY the best we can do here?

Radiation, surgery, and chemo are just about the most primitive treatments out there, and often leave men so miserable with side effects including fatigue, incontinence, and impotence that they might WISH they had the cancer back.

But there’s a reason men are being pushed into treatment, even when they don’t need it.

Money.

Docs who own the equipment on average milk out an extra $2,000 out of every man treated with it.

Compared that to the ZERO DOLLARS they make off guys who go for “active surveillance,” and you can guess which one gets the bigger sales pitch.

Don’t fall for it.

If you have cancer — in your prostate or anywhere else — don’t rush into the first treatment a doctor recommends.

Get a second or even third opinion, and make sure one of those voices is from a naturopathic physician experienced in cancer care.

With an answer for cancer,
Jack Harrison

Book Exposes IRS 501c3 Church Scam

by Rev. Austin Miles

The Communist-George Soros Democrats running the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have managed to bully churches into becoming partners with them by the creation of the 501c3 (Not-for-Profit) status. This action pushed churches to incorporate themselves as franchises of the United States in order to avoid taxes they never owed in the first place. Don’t forget that last sentence.

According to an informative book; Things You Need to Know about Non-profits-Making Sense of Non-Profit Status, by Carleton C. Booker, a ministry and a church are automatically tax exempt. Indeed, this was established from the very beginning of the U.S. since churches with their charitable work took a heavy burden away from the government by providing services so needed by so many.

The church was totally separate from the government. When a couple was to be married, that was strictly a function of the Church that counseled the couples, performed the marriage ceremonies and issued the official marriage certificate which was recognized as a legal instrument. When a couple decided to get married, they would first look for a preacher.

Then, in an incredible paradox, the government suddenly declared that in order to get married, the couple first were required to obtain (by paying a fee) a “marriage license” from a government office, making the government a partner to the marriage. This became a forced partnership between government and church. Without the government license, the public was informed, the marriage would be null and void.

And it is to be noted that since the time the government intruded into the church function of marriage, the words, Bride and Groom on the license have been changed to; Party one and Party Two. Anything the government gets their hands on becomes an aberration, even a church function.

Strangely enough, this was during the time that the government declared that there is a distinct command demanding Separation of Church and State, a faulty ‘command’ that came as the result of a letter Thomas Jefferson sent to the Danbury Baptist Association showing that the government would not favor one church over the other. It had absolutely nothing to do with taking God out of public places.

In typical fashion, the feds jumped on that, perverted it, and made it law that in no way, can the church be associated with government, meaning no more prayers to Jesus in public places, demanding an end to saying, Merry Christmas, and dictating what can and cannot be preached from the pulpits. The government also ordered that military chaplains cannot even pray in the name of Jesus. This all was locked in place by the misuse of the letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Baptists.

The former IRS head, Lois Lerner, who should be prosecuted and charged, used the IRS as a sledgehammer against any and all conservative organizations who asked for not-for-profit status which she denied even though any and all Soros Democrat organizations were waltzed right through the process.

This minister-columnist knows all too well how the democrat IRS operated. This ministry and church met all the qualifications for tax-exempt status. Proper application was made. All questions answered. Still they demanded more information and after that even more. They demanded excessive information about this work. This went on for two years.

Meanwhile, the North America Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) a pedophile homosexual organization that want to make it legal to sexualize little boys applied the same time I did and within two weeks they had their 501c3 tax exemption recognition. Not only that, they were and are allowed to use the public library event rooms for meetings (meetings for degenerates), even though no Christian organizations are allowed to hold meeting in those same public rooms.

This means that it is OK to teach sexual deviance targeting children in their public rooms, but not OK to teach about Jesus and morals or to study the Bible in those public rooms.

Finally, after two years I was told by Lois Lerner’s leftist IRS that I must send them $700.00 in order to process my application. That was money I could hardly afford, but scraped it together and sent it in. The moment the check was cashed, they informed me that my ministry and church were denied tax exempt status.

Yes, they refused to send the money back–they kept it. Talk about dirty deeds. They knew they would block my non-profit recognition but made sure they milked me for 700 bucks before they dealt the final blow.

Carleton Booker, the author of the non-profit book showed me specifically in his book how to apply the law to be given this status, walked me through it, and he had the 501c3 exemption papers in my hand a short time later. The only thing I had to pay was a very nominal filing fee to receive the paper.

This book can be obtained at Amazon.com. Mr. Booker, a successful businessman has other titles to look for including books on business and marketing.

To reiterate; if you have a ministry and a church you are automatically tax exempt. This book shows you how to cut through the road blocks and simply claim it. With our new President Donald Trump, no doubt the IRS will be cleaned up. We can and must stop the mandated partnership with the government and churches. They have no business intruding themselves into church work.

Here’s the title again: Things You Need to Know About Non-Profits–Making sense of Non-Profit Status by Carleton C. Booker, at Amazon.

Photo of Book Cover Courtesy of Amazon.com

 

A Lot Can Happen In Three Days

“O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING? O GRAVE, WHERE IS THY VICTORY?”

because he lives

Because he lives, I can face tomorrow, because he lives, all fear is gone, because I know he holds the future and life is worth the living, just because he lives. — The Gaithers, Because He Lives

Not since early in our beloved country have we been free from fears of takeover by globalist one world order leftists who wish to destroy our God-Given Freedoms.  Those freedoms were written down on a piece of paper called the United States Constitution, all the way back in 1787, by 39 statesmen who were delegates to the Convention.
We have lived through turmoil and trials over and over again in the many years since our founders fought for and won independence, freedom and liberty.  Ours was a nation blessed by God and rewarded many times over for her goodness because of our Judeo-Christian founding.

The last many decades have seen the decline of this brilliantly founded nation, and a decline of her faith in the Almighty.  We have failed to hold true to the Word and the directions God gave us in His manufacturer’s handbook.

But God is still on the throne, He still hears and answers our prayers, sometimes with miracles, and He has everything in His Hands, and in His control.  Worry not, we are to rest in Him.  He gave us the entire story in His Word, and we well know, a lot can happen in three days.

The Old Testament Foretold Messiah

Isaiah 53

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Zechariah 12:10 predicts the “piercing” of the Messiah, which occurred after Jesus died on the cross.

So many more examples could be provided of Old Testament prophesies of Messiah’s birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection.

The Resurrection

John Chapter 20 tells the story of the risen Jesus.  He is risen indeed!

Mary Magdalene went to the sepulcher and saw that the Lord’s body was gone.  She wept, and when she looked into the tomb, she saw two angels sitting at the foot and head of where Jesus lay.  They asked her why she was weeping, and she said they had taken her Lord.  She turned and thought she saw the gardener; she did not recognize the Saviour and he said to her, “Why are you weeping and who are you seeking?”  She asked, “Sir, where have you taken him?”

Jesus said to her, “Mary,” and she turned to him and realized who he was and said, “Rabboni,” which means great master or teacher, the most honorable of all titles.  She then rushed to the apostles to tell them that Jesus lives!  A lot can happen in three days!

How Times Have Changed

In the early 1960s, my high school in Park Ridge, Illinois had more than 6,000 students.  As such, we had numerous choral and music classes.  Back then, we performed Handel’s Messiah with opera singers and a full orchestra.  Tickets were sold for the program on a Saturday evening in our huge auditorium, and it was packed. I still have the record, and I still remember the words so well.  This alone tells me how much our country has changed as this would not be “allowed” in our government schools today.

Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Grief to Joy

Sunday is resurrection day.  “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”  The Messiah conquered death for all of us who believe on Him. We rejoice!

Grief was turned to joy when the apostles realized that their Saviour was alive, He has risen indeed!  And because He lives, we can face anything that comes our way, knowing that our sins are forgiven, the final perfect sinless lamb of God sacrifice was made for us all.  Now when we approach the throne of God, we are washed clean, white as the driven snow because the blood shed by Messiah doesn’t just cover our sins, but has washed them away.

Revelation 1:17-18, “Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

A lot can happen in just three days.  Our Christian Holy week ends with our resurrected Messiah!

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Easter Special: How Jesus Might Look Back at the Cross

By Rev. Austin Miles

(Note to Readers: In the late 1990’s a church prepared to produce an Easter Program, with several chosen to play the parts of those who had been with Jesus during the Crucifixion as they reflected on that event. When this writer was asked to “be Jesus” the answer was no,  since no-one is worthy to portray Jesus. It DID seem right to present how Jesus might give His thoughts and what He might say instead of actually pretending to BE Jesus, so the writing began. The reception of it was so strong that it was decided that it be written for publication where it also received solid approval, so much so that it became an annual Easter Feature since in publications throughout the world.)

The world today is in chaos. There are no restraints in human conduct. Absolute values have long been abolished. Good is considered evil, and evil is considered good. And never has The Cross been more offensive to society than it is today. Sin abounds. Any mention of the name Jesus Christ brings contempt and ridicule. His name is blasphemed and many public displays of Christianity have been declared illegal, while at the same time, pagan religions are readily endorsed and encouraged. Seeing all of this, would Jesus have second thoughts about Calvary? How would He look back on his sacrifice today? Think about it.

Prayerfully pondering these questions, this writer speculates what Jesus might say to us today as He looks back to the Cross:

“But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Our time reference is much different in Heaven than it is on earth. If you were to be with us in Heaven, you would see an entire life spin out from birth to death in a matter of seconds.

“This is why coming to earth to face Calvary’s Cross was the greatest challenge I have had to face during my existence. First I had to come under the earth’s time system of seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months and years.

“Even more challenging was agreeing to inhabit an earthly human body with its inherited sinful nature. A body that would feel the driftings and currents of the world as well as the pain.

“And it may surprise you to learn that I had to exercise extreme faith to go through with this. Remember, I began my sacrificial life on earth as a baby… a new birth on earth. As a baby I had to be fed, bathed, and diapered like any other baby. I had to learn to take my first steps, learn to understand and speak words, and, experience the growing pains of adolescence.

“The time passes slowly for young people and soon there was such a feeling of distance between where I was at that time, and my time in Heaven with my Father, that it almost seemed a memory that may or may not have actually been.

“And while instinctively I wanted to be about my Father’s business, the Jews in the synagogues would curtly ask, “Who is this boy who asks such questions? Isn’t this Joseph the carpenter’s son?”

“I eventually faced the appointed day… a day where I would take on all the sins of mankind, a day where I would (in a human body) die a disgraceful, excruciatingly painful death while the Roman soldiers ridiculed me and religious leaders mocked in the distance.

“And yet, this was the only way that mankind could be redeemed, saved by Grace, and reconciled to God. Without this sacrifice, all would perish, which had been Satan’s plan since the Garden of Eden.

“My human body was capable of the same temptations and stress as yours. This is why that in the Garden of Gethsemane, knowing what I faced the next day, I sweated great drops of blood. And yes, at one point (giving into the body I inhabited), I cried out: ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take this cup from me… nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt.’

“The reality of what I faced was now before me–the unspeakable pain–having to endure all the sins of mankind in my body… having to be taken to hell and back, to be ridiculed and to have one of my own disciples betray me… for money.

“I had to call on every ounce of faith I possessed to go through with this. But I had no choice. The world itself was at stake. And my love of mankind was such that I would have none perish.

“As my Father promised me, and, as explicitly detailed throughout the prophecies, the entire event went exactly as foretold, ending in great victory. Lucifer suffered his greatest defeat as the keys of death were snatched from his hands. Death was conquered, giving instead, to all who believe in me, everlasting life with me in Paradise.

“Looking at the world today… a world filled with violence, chaos, sin, unspeakable crimes against humanity… and even seeing those who call themselves My servants cutting down each other and distorting my Word, one could well ask, ‘Was it all worth it? If you could go back, would you go through the crucifixion again?’

“Yes I would. I would go through the whole thing for any ONE of you here. That is how much I love you. When you join me in Heaven, you will understand why I would want to share this Paradise with you. Heaven (you will see) is filled with exquisite peace and joy, and a place where you will inhabit perfect heavenly bodies… bodies free from aches, pains and disease.

“On second thought, let me clarify something. There will be one imperfect body in Heaven. And every time you see the nail holes in my hands and feet, and the scar in my side, you will be constantly reminded of how much I love you. And let me add, it was all worth it.

“So come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Amen.

Syrian Thanks Our President, Says Assad Has Murdered Thousands

 

 Tomahawk Missiles Launched

The civilized world witnessed in revulsion the graphic images, which emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack that killed at least 86, including 20 children, in rebel-held northwestern Syria. This was one of the worst chemical bombings in Syria that caused a northern rebel-held area into a toxin zone last Tuesday, stirring worldwide outrage over Assad’s lack of accountability in his country’s six-year civil war.

The US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria after a chemical weapons attack which struck the airfield where Syria based its warplanes used in the chemical attack, according to Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. Afterward, Trump told the American people it is in their “vital national security interests” to “prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

President Trump claims Assad’s forces launched the nerve gas on his own people while the Syrian government has denounced this assessment, calling the accusation, “full of lies.” Who is right?

This Syrian citizen is thanking God and President Trump for finally listening to them. He tells of the many times Assad has murdered his own people, and that for six years they’ve been pleading for help. Watch the 3-minute video and watch the face of the CNN reporter!

Sarin Gas Used

According to the Turkish Health Ministry, the chemical used allegedly by Bashar al-Assad that killed a great number of Syrian civilians was most likely the deadly nerve agent sarin. The gassing of Syrian civilians is a crime beyond the pale, no matter who did it. Yet, where is the rest of the world’s reaction to this atrocity? Some countries, with Russia’s Colonel Putin in the lead, are siding with the alleged gasser.

As for Assad’s gassing, perhaps he was testing America’s new President, Donald Trump and his resolve in a stepwise manner, to make doubly sure that he is only bluster and threats like his predecessor Barack Hussein Obama. It has been reported that Assad used poison gas several times on a smaller scale while Obama as President looked the other way. See what happens when villains go unchecked?

It is time to let those villains know that there is a new sheriff in town, and the world can’t just let a thug like Assad go unpunished for murdering well over three hundred thousand people since the conflict began in March 2011. That would be a travesty and a license for him and his handlers, Iran’s mullahs and the Russians, to go on a rampage.

The Real Assad

I don’t get it! Some people complain that Bashar al Assad would never gas his own people!!! What exactly does that mean? Is dying from a gas attack different from dying from bullets or bombs? How? These poor unfortunate people are still dead. Does it make a difference? Over three hundred thousand Syrian people have been killed by Assad and his looney ally, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Islamic government of Iran has also deployed its Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force (the IRGC’s elite branch that operates in foreign countries) to assist Assad’s military. It has also provided a great deal of financial, intelligence and advisory assistance to Assad’s apparatus.

Assad has been busy exterminating any and all Syrian opposition for the past 6 years in the same fashion that tens of thousands of democracy’s best children of Iran were slaughtered, maimed, or imprisoned by the Iranian regime since its inception in 1979. With the absence of US engagement in the world arena for the last 8 years, Iran’s mullahs have become emboldened and have tripled their speed in the quest for their ultimate weapon, knowing full well that the US neither can nor will do anything to stop them.

The Iranian Regime’s Control

In my opinion, the chemical attack in Syria is just symptomatic of the broader problem of the Iranian regime’s control of the battles being waged in Syria with the influence of the IRGC. Unless Iranian control is removed from this reckoning, more chemical attacks as in the province of Idlib will occur.

In all honesty, there are no good guys to support in this senseless civil war. The choice seems to be between the devil and the deep blue sea–between Assad’s Ba’ath-o-fascists and the Islamofascists. Fascists are fascists. Even the democratic-appearing “Syrian Free Army” suspiciously seems to be the same old Arab-Muslim hate Israel crowd. Hate Israel. Destroy Israel is the rallying cry of these people.

Bashar Assad is a true son to his genocidal father, Hafiz al-Assad, who had entire towns murdered when they dared raise their voices demanding their God-given rights. Iranian government officials have repeatedly said that Bashar Assad is Iran’s red line. Assad is the Islamic Republic’s puppet. The Islamic government in Iran is helping Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite, fight predominantly Sunni rebels. This includes a presence on the ground of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) actively murdering Sunni brethren.

Bashar Assad’s patron saint Putin and his Kremlin Mafia are not exactly running a world charity when they supply the gasser Assad with all kinds of weapons, including the deadly pricey attack helicopters, as well as the raw chemicals for his chemical weapons. Where then does Assad get the money to pay the cash-and-carry Kremlin Inc. for the weapons? Just trace the money. The purser for this puppet, the genocidal myopic murdering eye doctor is none other than the Islamic Republic of Iran. The mullahs are calling the shots because they control the purse strings.

In conclusion, we can’t let the Putins and mullahs of the world become further emboldened. A little North Korean thug is watching very closely to have his turn at us. This one already has the ultimate weapon and is itching to use it. It is a race between him and the mullahs. This is not the time for America to have shaky knees for the world to see and that’s precisely why President Trump sticking his oar in the water.

© 2017 Amil Imani – All Rights Reserved

Statement on Syrian Airstrike

Th3 Platform

Last week, under the unanimous support of military advisors and allied nations, our Commander-in-Chief launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into one of Syria’s top military airbases. The Russians were notified 1 hour prior to the strike and the casualty toll was less than 10 people. The strike was intended as a slap on the wrist warning instead of a declaration of war. It was a retaliation of the confirmed reports that Assad used this airbase to launch chemical weapons upon innocent civilians. There is worldwide condemnation of the use of chemical weapons, but the missile strike has received a mix of criticism and praise.

A show of strength in this tactical fashion is President Trump’s way of telling the world that the US means business and to respect our authority as the leader of the free world. The empty threat of Obama’s red-line in Syria a few years back weakened…

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California Declared Sanctuary State! Muslims Rejoice

by Rev. Austin Miles

The creases of grief etched in his face could not be concealed. Normally cheerful, he ran a men’s clothing shop in a mall in California. Expressing concern while asking about it, “Alfred” said he had just received a phone call informing him that his best friend in Egypt had been murdered, thrown to his death from the window of his apartment to the concrete below. All in the name of Jizah, or, Dhimmititude.

These are the’ taxes’ forced against non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence and as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. It is the Islamic version of the Mafia’s ‘protection’ racket, where you pay to ‘protect’ your place of business from destruction and vandalism from roaming thugs.

The friend’s Jizah, or protection taxes, became higher every month until the Muslims were demanding everything he earned in his business. They were prepared to strong-arm him into compliance. He finally called the police who came to the apartment, sided with the Muslim mob and helped throw him out the window.

This is what it is like for non-Muslims living under imposed Sharia Law, which they are determined to implement in any county they enter. This is the goal. And enter they do with the Soros sponsored Democrats making certain all doors are open to them.

Presenting themselves as “refugees” They manage to cross borders” that are no longer borders due to lax immigration laws. Once in, they immediately set up shop and prepare to commit Jihad, killing citizens from within to frighten and drive them into compliance with THEIR rules. There is not even a question of them assimilating into the culture of the country they crash. The goal is to transform any country they enter, into Islamic rule, dragging it from modern society back to the Stone Age.

It is all about conquest, never assimilation. They enter a country to take it over. And the George Soros Democrats have viciously attacked President Donald Trump’s ban on further entry of Muslims into the U.S. until they are fully vetted, which is reasonable. This is not only common sense, but essential for the safety of our country.

Soros wants all borders open so they can come and go as they please. It is a ploy to weaken our country, the only country standing in the way of The One World Order.

When President Trump proposed the banning of Muslim entry into America, the Democrats yelled that this was “Discrimination.” Well duh! You bet it is and for good reason. Think San Bernardino, Orlando, 9/11, Ft. Hood, and dozens of other attacks from within that show it is good sense to discriminate. As the late Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but verify.”

When a specific identifiable group has a tenancy to do certain things, then it is good sense to look at that group with suspicion. Yes there are very good people in any group, but the number who are not is the concern as the group itself seems to be so inclined.

Stereotyping? Perhaps. Philosopher David Hume details principles which determines the formations of conclusions: He writes: “Our conclusions from experience carry us beyond our memory and senses and assure us of matters of fact, which happened in the most distant places and most remote ages; yet some fact must always be present for the senses or memory, from which we may first proceed in drawing these conclusions.

“We can assign all our conclusions from experience. The principle is, CUSTOM or HABIT. For wherever the repetition of any particular act or operation produces a propensity to renew the same act or operation without being impelled by any reasoning or process of the understanding; we always say, that this propensity is the effect of Custom.”  David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

California Now Declared a Sanctuary STATE

Governor Moonbeam of California, this past week, ruled that his entire State of California is now declared to be a Sanctuary State. How’s that again? This means any illegals from anywhere are free to come into this state, enjoy its benefits paid for by taxes, and not risk arrest for being here illegally. Many get away with crimes without punishment.  California has always been flaky but this is way over the top.

Then this week your columnist received a press release from Senator Dianne Feinstein proclaiming that she is introducing a bill to “rescind Discriminatory Order on Immigration, Refugees.” Here is her statement to the Press:

“President Trump’s discriminatory executive order isn’t about strengthening our national security. It ‘s a transparent effort to fulfill his campaign promise to implement a ‘Muslim Ban.’

“These divisive policies alienate our allies in the Muslim world and fuel anti-American sentiment by sending a message that the United States is out to punish one religion.

“To say that someone who comes from a particular country or is a member of a particular faith is barred from this country is contrary to our founding principles and will do nothing to make us safer.”

Of course, all the dem senators are backing and supporting her bill while George Soros grins.

Has California lost its mind? Something can never be lost that was never possessed.

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Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is giving talking points to Joe Scarborough, which is a disservice to President Trump.

Chaplains + 20,000 Christian Activists Finally Push Back

by Rev. Austin Miles

WASHINGTON, DC—4/4/17—SUCCESS! Because readers got out of their chairs and became visible by contacting representatives by phone, email and regular mail, office visits, sending letters to the editor challenging news reports, establishing a relationship with America’s leaders and standing up to be counted, a major victory astonished the enemy.

Especially significant is that Communists do respect numbers. In this case they had the military chaplains along with 20,000 Christians to deal with demanding they uphold biblical values.

The voice of this minister-columnist has consistently echoed in the wilderness that Christians must take a stand and push back against the “progressives” who have, under Satan’s instructions, tried to silence Christianity.

These leftist (Democrat-Communist) enemies of Christ had even managed to bluff authorities into making it law that military chaplains could not address sin when counseling, cannot pray for military personnel plus they can no longer say the name,  Jesus Christ or God Bless you, even at funerals!

The ‘progressives’ have not only declared war on Christianity along with its morals, but indeed, they are attacking God Himself. Not a wise thing to do.

As you know, the democrats have even mocked, ridiculed and slandered our Christian Vice President Mike Pence, and for what reason? For being faithful to his wife, respecting his marriage commitment and for taking caution to not even give the appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians:5:22

Yet the mentally deranged democrats find that very proper stand of responsibility as a husband a cause for ridicule? This clearly defines demoncrats (oops-typo) who feel they have more power by keeping the people weak by immorality. And this is what the George Soros Democrats are at war against. A moral society is a strong society.

This is the last thing Soros wants. A Christian’s mind cannot be enslaved, making it impossible to move the U.S. into the Communist ruled One World Order.

The Christians have now firmly made their presence known, giving them power by their sheer numbers.

It is exactly like the time frame of the past election, people finally had enough and voted with strength of numbers to put a man in The Oval Office who would put a stop to this anti-American, anti Christian persecution. As the people spoke then, they are really speaking now, as 20,000 Christians stood up, stood firm and contacted everybody in Congress and the Senate. Twenty thousand people cannot be ignored.

The push-back finally manifested and Congress has now taken needed action to halt this attack on Christianity, its ministers, military chaplains, and what’s more, they have gone on record to do so.

According to Charisma, a letter to Col. James P. Ryan, commanding officer of the 157th Air Refueling Wing based at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire, the bicameral group of congressmen and senators wrote of their support for this decision to maintain the chaplain’s prayers at all military ceremonies. At last! CHEERS!

Here is the content of that letter:

We write with reference to a complaint you received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) regarding invocations led by chaplains during Air National Guard ceremonies at Pease ANGB.

Established by George Washington in 1775, the office of military chaplaincy was designed to serve those in the armed services in a variety of ways, including offering a uniquely faith-based perspective on life and death issues. During consideration of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress affirmed the spiritual leadership that chaplains provide to service members and military commanders alike as well as the role that chaplains play in facilitating the free exercise of religion.

As you know, these conscience protections have been implemented by the Department of Defense through two instructions … These instructions make clear that expressions of belief are protected within the bounds of good order and discipline. Under these instructions, no service member may discriminate or take adverse personnel action on the basis of these actions by a chaplain.

We are deeply invested in protecting the mission-critical role of chaplains in the United States military. As such, we were pleased to see the following statement from the Air Force in response to the FFRF complaint:

The Air Force places a high value on the rights of its members to observe the tenets of their respective religions or to observe no religion at all. The Air Force is dedicated to maintaining an environment in which people can realize their highest potential regardless of personal religious or other beliefs. Chaplains provide, or provide for, the free exercise of religion, and we advocate its free exercise for every member of the Air Force and the joint environments.

There are no service restrictions preventing chaplains from praying according to their faith tradition. In certain circumstances, we encourage chaplains to offer inclusive prayers. Chaplains have consistently found the means to strike a balance between the tenants of their faith and the needs of the airmen they serve.

The religious guidance and service of military chaplains fills a fundamental spiritual need for our troops, promoting their operational readiness, success and overall well-being. For that reason, chaplains have played a central role in the lives of our men and women in the Armed Services for the last 240 years.

Among the most basic rights that Americans enjoy are the free exercise of religion, free speech and the freedom of association.

The Establishment Clause exists to ensure that the government cannot affirmatively impose or elevate one religion over another. However, it does not prohibit the government from referencing religion altogether, nor does it require that government officials proactively scrub all religious references from the public square. Rather, the Establishment Clause ensures both that the government does not show preference to a certain religion and that the government does not take away an individual’s ability to exercise religion. 

The Supreme Court recently stated, “It is an elemental First Amendment principle that government may not coerce its citizens to support or participate in any religion or its exercise.” … The court went on to state that “an Establishment Clause violation is not made out any time a person experiences a sense of affront from the expression of contrary views…”

The strong statement from the Air Force reinforces the policies and protections in place for service members and chaplains to freely exercise their religiously-informed beliefs, including the freedom of chaplains to adhere to the tenets of their faith as they perform and serve in all aspects of their ministry.

In today’s culture in which religious freedom is under attack, we want you to know that your positive decision has not gone unnoticed. We look forward to working with you to protect the right to religious freedom for our service members and chaplains.

The letter was the product of a joint effort by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and was signed by 15 of their colleagues in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Collins, a member of the Air Force Reserve, is the only military chaplain currently serving in Congress.

“The Air Force has again acted with courage and wisdom in affirming that our service men and women have the right to observe their respective religions or no religion at all,” he said. “Chaplains contribute to the holistic well-being of American troops, and to attack their role is to undermine the free exercise rights of all service members. I will continue to stand by Pease Air National Guard Base as it protects the freedom of the individuals who sacrifice to preserve the liberties of all Americans.”

We must be vigilant and stand ready without hesitation to speak up and make our voices heard. Ministers are also charged with ‘defending the faith.’

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