Here’s How COVID-19 Restrictions Curb Religious Freedom

Here’s How COVID-19 Restrictions Curb Religious Freedom

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What happened when the Supreme Court last week blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s limits on religious gatherings? Heritage Foundation’s Zach Smith explains…

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The Case for Accepting Refugees

 

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The Case for Accepting Refugees

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Among the commitments made for his administration’s first 100 days in office, Joe Biden has promised to reverse Trump-era policies on the admission of refugees into the United States. Specifically, Biden has promised to raise the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. during his first year in office to 125 thousand, a significant increase from the current levels of around 25 thousand per year.

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Devotional Thought for Today – 12/02/2020

John Newton quote: Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very  clearly...

Something different today, last night in a meeting my cellphone went off (I know bad boy) my ring tone is bagpipes playing Amazing Grace and that reminded me of it’s author John Newton.

Newton story is an amazing one he truly was a great sinner saved by an even Greater Savior. Here are a couple other of my favorite quotes of his: 

“But that we are so totally depraved, is a truth which no one ever truly learned by being only told it.”

“From the time we know the Lord, and are bound to him by the cords of love and gratitude — the two chief points we should have in our view, I apprehend, are, to maintain communion with him in our own souls, and to glorify him in the sight of men.”

“This is faith: a renouncing of everything we are apt to call our own and relying wholly upon the blood, righteousness and intercession of Jesus.”

Here is a link I hope you will enjoy:

“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound …” – John Newton, William Wilberforce, & the fight to end slavery in the British Empire

The War on Thanksgiving (and other resources)

The War on Thanksgiving

The War on Thanksgiving

Will Americans still be celebrating Thanksgiving 100 years from now?

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in America. The moment, which deserved wider recognition, was celebrated in an excellent speech by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

“A great American anniversary is upon us,” Cotton said on Nov. 18. “Regrettably, we haven’t heard much about this anniversary of the Mayflower; I suppose the Pilgrims have fallen out of favor in fashionable circles these days. I’d therefore like to take a few minutes to reflect on the Pilgrim story and its living legacy for our nation.”

Cotton delivered a fitting tribute to the Pilgrims and their story of faith and perseverance, which is so intertwined with the Thanksgiving holiday and the values we cherish most.

Perhaps predictably, the speech was attacked by media outlets and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who hurled an ad hominem attack at Cotton on Twitter...

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7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

They called on states to increase voter ID requirements; to be leery of mail-in voting; to halt ballot harvesting; to maintain voter lists, in part to ensure dead people are promptly removed from them; to allow election observers to monitor ballot counting; and to make sure voting machines are working properly. 

They also wanted the media to refrain from calling elections too early and from touting exit polls. 

All of this may sound eerily similar to the issues in the prolonged presidential election battle of 2020. But these were among the 87 recommendations from the 2005 report of the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, known informally as the Carter-Baker Commission….

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How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law

How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law

How Mayflower Compact Influenced the American Concept of Rule of Law
A painting by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935), from circa 1900, depicts the signing of the Mayflower Compact by Myles Standish, William Bradford, William Brewster, and John Carver aboard the Mayflower in November 1620. (Photo: Bettman/Getty Images)

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A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law.

The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the major themes in one of America’s neglected founding documents.

“The Mayflower Compact reaffirmed one of the fundamental ideas of the Magna Carta; namely, that no political society could flourish without respect for the rule of law,” said Kim Holmes, executive vice president of The Heritage Foundation…

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Senate Demands Techs and Balances

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“Smaller companies don’t have the resources” to “prevent the next Trump situation,” a Big Tech exec said to an undercover reporter last summer. Google, Twitter, and Facebook, she bragged, do. One year, thousands of censored posts, and a presidential election later, Americans are starting to understand just how far Big Tech will go to manipulate the democratic process

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A Fancy Dinner Isn’t a Moral Failure

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A Fancy Dinner Isn’t a Moral Failure

JOHN STONESTREET WITH MARIA BAER

Earlier this month, when celebrity chef Thomas Keller was interviewed by NPR about his new cookbook, his interviewer wasn’t all that interested in the recipes. Instead, he wanted to talk about the $850-per-plate price tag at Keller’s recently reopened San Francisco restaurant.

With so many people struggling financially due to the pandemic, asked the reporter, is it really “fair” to charge that much per plate? Or is it, to use his words, “tone deaf.”

That an interview, which was likely intended to be a puff piece, turned into a social justice diatribe is further proof that worldview affects everything.

To be clear, I cannot imagine ever spending $850 for a meal, but the reporter’s problem had nothing to do with prudence or financial stewardship. The problem with the price tag, according to the reporter, is not that some people would not have access to food, but that everyone would not have equal access to Thomas Keller’s food. In other words, his was a problem with the free market. And, of course, having a problem with the free market is all the rage these days…

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“My COUNTRY ’tis of Thee, Sweet LAND of LIBERTY”

American Minute with Bill Federer

Marxist/Socialist tactics to overthrow a country involve sowing division. Proverbs 6:16-19 states: “The Lord hates … he that soweth discord among brethren.”

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Religious Liberty

The Mayflower Compact and the Foundations of Religious Liberty

The Mayflower Compact and the Foundations of Religious Liberty

By Angela Sailor

Out of necessity, the Mayflower Compact brought those of different religious backgrounds together into one community, in a solemn agreement under God.

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Religious Liberty on Trial in Supreme Court’s Foster Care Case

Religious Liberty on Trial in Supreme Court's Foster Care Case

By Virginia Allen

Heritage Foundation scholar Ryan T. Anderson hosts a discussion breaking down the case and why it is a critical battle for thousands of foster children and religious liberty in America.

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