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… This is Exactly what the First Amendment is for , Dummies [#KATU.com]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 25th,2016

.. ironically , it is the initial coverage of sweet cakes by Melissa , about one and a half years ago …

.. it is also what a religious freedom restoration act is for …

.. [h/t — KATU.com]…
.. [link] to the news report …

.. if this goes to federal court , boy , will it set off a mess …

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… Oregon must realize [#freedom of religion]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 7th,2016

.. that people have the constitutional freedom to exercise their religion ..

.. that also includes when they conduct their personal affairs when they run a business . When there is an issue that they do not support and cannot stand , they are free not to support that person , persons , or group . That means they do not have to do business with them . , especially if their action violates their religious beliefs …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog report …

.. we have a Constitution . We also have a Bill of Rights , which is a document which covers protections of our individual rights . Those protections outweigh those of a common law , , or even those of statutory law . So , A statute that covers protection of a person ‘ s sexual orientation des not protect them against someone else does chooses not to serve them , just because it violates their religious beliefs …

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… Earth to Oregon [#religious freedom]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 6th,2016

.. people ‘ s constitutional rights come before state law , dummies …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news post // video segment …

.. Aaron and Melissa Klein co – own Sweet Cakes by Melissa . They are under fire because they are conservative Christians . They do not believe in so – called – same – sex marriage ceremonies . They do , like many of us , believe that marriage is the union between one man and one woman …

.. Well , that state panel is threatening to fine them up to $150k . Yes , that much , folks . Just for standing up for their religious beliefs ….

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… Thank You , Benjamin Watson ! [#Darren Wilson case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 1st,2015

.. Ben Watson is a fine NFL player , and evidently is a fine and decent family man …

.. also , I am a fan of his . He used to play for the New England Patriots [no , not a fan of] , and then for my favorite NFL team , the Cleveland Browns . Watson has since moved on , going to the new Orleans Saints …

.. Watson must have been playing in the Monday Night Football game last Monday [11/24/2014] , when the grand jury decision broke . He wrote down some very priescient thoughts , ones that I want to quote verbatim , because they are that on target …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // quote …

.. Watson ‘ s quote : ….

At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn.

BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.

 

.. well done , and well said ! …

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… God Bless You , Archbishop Cordileone !! [#San Francisco]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 10th,2015

.. just imagine the ordeal that this man is going through …

.. he is doing his job , working to uphold the faith ..

.. which is not easy . Especially considering the area of the world in which he works ..

archbishop salvatore cordileone

.. interest groups in FantasyLand by the Bay are trying to get the attention of the Holy Father , Pope Francis . These loonies want the Holy Father to remove Cordileone , or to force him to moderate his efforts …

.. [h/t — LifeSiteNews.com]..
.. [link] to the blog petition …

.. fat chance on both counts . Do you really think that the Holy Father will do either thing ?? No , and hell no ! …

.. that is why I encourage you to consider signing this blog petition . This petition is to be submitted to His Holiness in support of Archbishop Cordileone . Hopefully , it will remind the Holy Father of the enthusiastic support of all of us among the faithful …

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