Tag Archive | Constitution
On Flags, Allegiance and Idolatry
With the recent hubbub over our National Anthem and respect for the flag of the United States, other discussions have sprouted up, some about the presence of the national flag in places of worship which have often led to conversations about perceived empire worship or misplaced allegiances. I’ve appreciated the discussions I have read about these […]
The Islamic States of America?
In a speech on Wednesday (18 February 2015) to those gathered for “The Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” President Obama worked hard to separate Islamic Extremists from “true” Islam. He refuses to refer to terrorist carrying out their violent acts in the name of Islam or Allah as “Islamic” (as they refer to themselves) but, as […]
Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Worship?
It has been a subtle and (for many) an unnoticeable shift away from the Constitutionally protected “Freedom of Religion” to what the liberal left is calling “Freedom of Worship.” Seeking to silence the Church in the public square and reduce their religious “practice” to what happens during a worship service, some in the government (in the […]
Obamacare vs. Religious Freedom
One of the major areas of concern about Obamacare, at least for people of faith, is the requirement that businesses of a certain size must provide, through their insurance, certain aspects of “health coverage” that are contrary to their religious beliefs. Strictly religious organizations (i.e. churches, synagogues, mosques) are exempt from this requirement but “businesses” that […]
All this talk about secession is about the most ridiculous thing that I’ve seen happen in our country for some time! At this writing, the count is up to 49 states who have filed petitions to peacefully secede from the United States. What is even more amazing is that these petitions are making the news. […]
Some of my thoughts on . . . God, Christians & the Government
“Separation of Church and State” has never been a part of the constitution. The 2 clauses which are often mistaken for “separation of church and state” are: The “Establishment Clause” which states that the government will not ESTABLISH or give preference to a particular religion (which is what many of our founding fathers’ fathers were […]