Freedom of Religion

[Lawyer Ordered To Stop Praying For Help With Trial On Facebook by L.P. Phillips
cbslocal.com Dallas] "Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to a fair trial, and Facebook postings have stirred-up a hornet’s nest in Ellis County.

It starts with Waxahachie lawyer Mark Griffith, who doesn’t mind telling anyone he prays for help before court, during a trial and on Facebook.

It’s the Facebook part that is at issue, another new twist in the odd world that social media has created.

Twice, in separate trials, the Ellis County District Attorney’s office has convinced judges to stop Griffith from posting running commentary of a trial in his prayers on Facebook.

“No lawyer is allowed to make running commentary in the public forum regarding witnesses, the character of witnesses, the opinion of the guilt or innocence of defendants or suspects in criminal cases.” said Patrick Wilson, Ellis County District Attorney. He claims it’s basic legal ethics.

The argument doesn’t hold water with Griffith. He contends his office has a history of tweaking the DA in criminal cases, and he sees the argument over his prayers on Facebook as an effort by the District Attorney’s office to throw him off balance..." Full text: Texas Lawyer Ordered To Watch What He ‘Prays’ For On Facebook Jn 8:36, Re 13:17

Crucible View Post
Lawyers aren't supposed to do such things anymore than a doctor and his patients. They have oaths for that sort of thing...

Q: What's the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?

A: There are skid marks in front of the dog.  

Jerusalem: Synagogue Defaced with Crosses Jn 13:35

The Horn View Post ...I wish they [Christians] would stop whining about nothing .

I don't know any Christians whining (your word) about increased censorship and persecution (1 Cor. 12:26; Phil. 1:29, Ac 5:41).

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The Horn View Post Patrick Jane, you're missing the point. The fact that Christians are the majority and have most of the power etc totally contradicts the ludicrous claim that Christians are being "persecuted " in America.

America is post-Christian (Mt 7:14).

Crucible View Post [To a lib'] You all know exactly what you all are doing-- the manipulation is damnable.

They don't overcome (Rev. 2:7) because they can't get over being offended by the gospel or their lot in life (Jn 6:67).

You have never faced persecution in your life and neither have liberals at large.

Why would they? They're headed in the same direction as Satan. 

State of Georgia's $225,000 Payout to Pastor a Victory for Religious Freedom  

Obamacare:  Trump administration has agreed to end this unnecessary and harmful assault on religious liberty

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[Ez 13:9] 

    “A.      Ezekiel condemns the false prophets (13:1–23).

      1.      The male prophets (13:1–16)

         a.      Their perversions (13:1–7, 10, 16): They assure the people that God will not punish them but rather will send peace their way!

         b.      Their punishment (13:8–9, 11–15): God’s wrath will crash down upon them like great hailstones.

      2.      The female prophets (13:17–23)

         a.      Their perversions (13:17–20, 22): Prompted by greed, they deceive the people by their magic charms and veils.

         b.      Their punishment (13:21, 23): God will rescue the people from their grasp.” Willmington, H. L. (1999). The Outline Bible (Eze 13:1–21). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[Jer 23:16]    

 “I.      TENTH SERMON (23:1–40)

    A.      Regarding Judah’s politicians (23:1–8)

      1.      The ruthless (23:1–2): Jeremiah condemns Judah’s godless shepherds, who destroy and scatter their flocks.

      2.      The responsible (23:3–4): God appoints faithful leaders to govern his people.

      3.      The righteous (23:5–8): “He will be a King who rules with wisdom.” This is a reference to the coming Messiah.

         a.      What he is called (23:5a, 6a)

           (1)      King David’s righteous branch (23:5a)

           (2)      “The LORD Is Our Righteousness” (23:6a)

         b.      What he does (23:5b, 6b–8)

           (1)      Rules over the world (23:5b, 6b): The people are safe.

           (2)      Regathers Israel (23:7–8): They live again in their own land.

    B.      Regarding Judah’s prophets and priests (23:9–40)

      1.      Their perversions (23:9–11, 13–14, 16–38)

         a.      Adultery (23:9–10): The land lies under a curse.

         b.      Blasphemy (23:11) : They do wicked things—even in the Temple.

         c.      Idolatry (23:13–14): The prophets of Jerusalem are worse than the evil prophets of Samaria.

         d.      Falsely representing God (23:16–32)

           (1)      During the day (23:16–24): They claim he speaks through them, but they make up the words.

           (2)      During the night (23:25–32): They tell false dreams, telling lies in God’s name.

         e.      Ridiculing Jeremiah, making light of God’s warnings about judgment (23:33–38): People use the Lord’s name to give authority to their own ideas.

      2.      Their punishment (23:12, 15, 39–40)

         a.      Their paths are made dark and slippery (23:12) : They are chased till they fall.

         b.      They are fed with bitterness and are given poison to drink (23:15) : It is their fault that wickedness fills the land.

         c.      They are forever cast out of God’s sight (23:39–40): They are an object of ridicule throughout the ages.” Willmington, H. L. (1999). The Outline Bible (Je 23–25). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. 

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:yawn:  Eph 4:14

      But to the wicked God says:

    “What right have you to declare My statutes,

    Or take My covenant in your mouth,

    Seeing you hate instruction

    And cast My words behind you?

    When you saw a thief, you consented with him,

    And have been a partaker with adulterers.

    You give your mouth to evil,

    And your tongue frames deceit.

    You sit and speak against your brother;

    You slander your own mother’s son.

    These things you have done, and I kept silent;

    You thought that I was altogether like you;

    But I will rebuke you,

    And set them in order before your eyes. Ps 50:16–21

[John 16:13]

“Jn 16:13 all truth. This verse, like 14:26, points to the supernatural revelation of all truth by which God has revealed Himself in Christ (vv. 14, 15), particularly. This is the subject of the inspired NT writings.” MacArthur, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed., p. 1617). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

SciGuy42 View Post

My wife and I are about to start trying for a baby (by about I mean within the next 6 months, she means within the next six weeks). I was put in charge of making sure we have all the medical coverage that is needed. I came to the conclusion that if the GOP succeeds at banning abortion after a certain time period, we need to plan to be in some other country during the last month or 2 of the pregnancy just in case something goes wrong.

You're thinking about murdering your baby like Sarah Palin? :squint: Pr 8:36 

ignatius View Post

[Finding a country that lets you murder your child] ...[I]f people are so unhappy here they should go find their joy where they belief it can be found.

We'll buy their airline ticket. :idunno:

50% of Millenials Would Rather Live in Socialist, Communist Countries  
  

Aagcobb View Post

If a woman is considering getting pregnant despite being in a high risk category, then the fact that she might die because the state won't let her get an abortion...

It’s never necessary to murder the child (Pr 8:36). :dizzy:

Aagcobb View Post

Businesses are denying their employees birth control coverage...

Why should a business be obligated to murder your child? Pr 8:36

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Why should birds be obligated to give their lives cleansing houses of sickness? Lev 14:7

You believe businesses should be required to murder your child (Pr 8:36).  I do not. 

“I prefer clarity to agreement.” ~ Dennis Prager

“Lev 14:1–32 This section explains the cleansing ritual for healed persons.” MacArthur, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed., p. 173). Nashville, TN: Word Pub. 

Atheists Give Trump ‘Lump of Coal’ for Christmas for His Support for Religious Liberty

Freedom of Religion (TOL), (CARM)