Supreme Court Gives HUGE Victory To Religious Freedom Over COVID-Related Restrictions on Worshipping

Supreme Court Gives HUGE Victory To Religious Freedom Over COVID-Related Restrictions on Worshipping

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that California cannot block churches and other religious organizations from conducting services indoors because of the COVID-19(84) pandemic. The decision was a huge victory for First Amendment rights and for Religious Freedom.

But the Court failed to roll back all coronavirus-related restrictions enacted on religious gatherings in California, so believers still live in a religious gulag out there.

Even though Chief Justice Roberts once ridiculed President Donald Trump by claiming there are no Obama judges and Trump judges, the Court voted along ideological lines 6-3 that California can no longer ban indoor worship.

What gets me is that not a single person in the entire mainstream news media will point out the fact that there are three Supreme Court justices who voted against stopping a governor, the state if you will, from trashing the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion clause.

Apparently, the justices were incapable of coming to an agreement on certain other restrictions created against religious gatherings like not allowing singing in church and lowering the lawful capacity of churches during services because the state said they were necessary for public health.  The numbers have come out and COVID-19 has a mortality rate just under that of the flu, and we haven’t banned religious services for the flu.

If the state argued that the virus is more easily transmitted indoors, then why has it been so hell-bent on locking its citizens down in their homes during the pandemic?  Are they arguing that the pandemic virus spreads more easily only inside houses of worship and nowhere else indoors?  Did anyone think to ask that question?

Chief Justice Roberts wrote in his opinion that “federal courts owe significant deference to politically accountable officials with the ‘background, competence, and expertise to assess public health.'”

“The State has concluded, for example, that singing indoors poses a heightened risk of transmitting COVID–19. I see no basis in this record for overriding that aspect of the state public health framework,” Roberts wrote.  “At the same time, the State’s present determination—that the maximum number of adherents who can safely worship in the most cavernous cathedral is zero—appears to reflect not expertise or discretion, but instead insufficient appreciation or consideration of the interests at stake.”

The state didn’t force such draconian restrictions on many other types of businesses, so it came off looking like a bunch of godless socialists wanted to attack houses of worship, because, well, obviously.

Justices Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas excoriated California for having “openly imposed more stringent regulations on religious institutions than on many businesses.”

Gorsuch wrote in his opinion “California singles out religion for worse treatment than many secular activities” evern after the High Court recently made “it abundantly clear that edicts like California’s fail strict scrutiny and violate the Constitution.”

Democrats have not abode by the Constitution for a very long time so they are expected to not adhere to rulings that come down from the Supreme Court that they disagree with.

Gorsuch went further and accused California officials of “playing favorites during a pandemic, expending considerable effort to protect lucrative industries … while denying similar largesse to its faithful.”

Gorsuch concluded, “As this crisis enters its second year— and hovers over a second Lent, a second Passover, and a second Ramadan—it is too late for the State to defend extreme measures with claims of temporary exigency, if it ever could. Drafting narrowly tailored regulations can be difficult. But if Hollywood may host a studio audience or film a singing competition while not a single soul may enter California’s churches, synagogues, and mosques, something has gone seriously awry.”

I am shocked and stunned that Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hasn’t already publicly threatened Gorsuch for making a ruling that he doesn’t like.  Oh, wait, he already did that last year.

Remember this?

The Court’s three radical Woke Justices  stephen+breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor sided with the California dictators in full.

Writing the dissenting opinion, Kagan claimed the court’s decision “orders California to weaken its restrictions on public gatherings by making a special exception for worship services.”  Maybe that’s because worship services have a Constitutional guarantee in the First Amendment.  Kagan should read it sometime.

“Justices of this Court are not scientists. Nor do we know much about public health policy. Yet today the Court displaces the judgments of experts about how to respond to a raging pandemic,” Kagan wrote. “Under the Court’s injunction, the State must instead treat worship services like secular activities that pose a much lesser danger. That mandate defies our caselaw, exceeds our judicial role, and risks worsening the pandemic.”

The same argument could be made about Governor Gavin Newsom and his band of legislative marauders.  They are not scientists nor do they know about public health policy.  If they can listen to the “science” then so can six conservatives who sit on the Supreme Court.  Either way Religious Freedom will take the win.

Pray for what’s going down on Wednesday

Pray for what’s going down on Wednesday

When I first heard rumblings about the vote on Wednesday, I didn’t think much of it. I knew it was an important vote that could seriously decide the future of America, but I didn’t realize just how crazy D.C. is going to be on Wednesday.

Thousands upon thousands of conservatives are heading to D.C. on Wednesday to pray, stand guard, and be a presence for the conservative movement. For more than that, actually. They’re going to stand up for honesty and truth, the very foundation of America.

If we just allow ourselves to be complacent and take the election results without a fight, we have lost our American pride. Just because we don’t burn down buildings and destroy property like liberals and Democrats, doesn’t mean that we are going to do nothing about the fraud. 

The plans in place for Wednesday prove that.

From what I’ve heard, the attendees on Wednesday aren’t planning on causing trouble, but will defend themselves should Antifa and Black Lives Matter show up. I’ve heard that the doors will be blocked once the politicians are inside and they won’t be opened until the right decision is made. There are various rumors and stories about what’s going to happen and they’re all pretty exciting.

Regardless of what happens or is planned, however, pray.

The fate of America shouldn’t have to come to a gunfight in D.C., but that may be what happens. I’m almost positive that Antifa and Black Lives Matter will show up tomorrow. We all know that they won’t be peacefully protesting, but instead lighting buildings on fire and attacking good and honest people. Those good and honest people will fight back.

Start praying now that the politicians and leaders making decisions will put their fear and cowardice aside and stand for what’s right. Pray that terrorist and extremist groups will stay home and leave our people alone. Pray that there will be peace and safety in place of fear and violence. 

There is nothing in this world more powerful than prayer. If God’s people will all pray fervently for the state of this country and the decisions made tomorrow, the impact could be astronomical. Nothing can stand in the way of the power of God and no one can defeat a child of God that knows their value and the power they hold as a believer.

Whether the rumors abounding about tomorrow are true or not, there is no denying that Wednesday is going to be historic and potentially game-changing. Whenever good stands up to evil, there will always be pushback. 

The fight is not over, and tomorrow could turn the tide of the war. Pray hard, America.

Argentina legalizing abortion is a huge step backward for women’s rights

Argentina legalizing abortion is a huge step backward for women’s rights

Argentina just made abortion legal and women all over the country celebrated what they are calling a win for women’s rights.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

Legalizing abortion is far from a win for women’s rights, in fact, it is something that is incredibly dangerous for women and will result in the deaths of thousands of women because of the harm abortion causes. 

What Planned Parenthood and radical feminists don’t tell you is the side effects of abortions. They intentionally neglect to inform women how much damage an abortion will do to your body both mentally and physically.

What strikes me as ironic, in a sick way, is the fact that there is such a huge push for mental health advocacy and helping people with mental health issues, yet no one talks about the mental health issues caused from abortions. 

Since they won’t tell you, I will:

  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Depression
  • Change in mood and behaviors
  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Problems having children in the future
  • Damage to the inside of a woman’s stomach and uterus
  • Pain
  • Dizziness

These are just some of the side effects women face because of abortions. They feel sad and become depressed because they have purposefully ended the life inside them. There’s a natural connection that forms between women and their children because of the pregnancy. When that is terminated, women can’t help but feel a loss, a pain, and recognize that something is wrong. 

Their brain tells them the baby is gone, but their body doesn’t understand what happened. It’s not natural to purposefully end a human life. It goes against our moral compass. Whether you think abortion is okay or not, once you have one, you will feel the guilt and shame that comes with taking a life.

So no, I’m not going to celebrate Argentina legalizing abortion as a win for women’s rights, because it isn’t. All that this is going to do is encourage casual sex that will lead to even more issues and pain for women and bring an uprise in women’s deaths.

This isn’t a win, it’s a huge step backwards, one that is going to lead to the deaths and destruction of thousands of women’s lives. 

CHRISTMAS IS NOT CANCELED: Remembering What Christmas Taught Us About Looking for Baby Jesus

CHRISTMAS IS NOT CANCELED: Remembering What Christmas Taught Us About Looking for Baby Jesus

The Christmas season is here, and it is a perfect time to remember the meaning behind the holiday. With all of the frustrations and bad news for liberty-loving Americans in the headlines, this story is meant to remind readers that nothing can cancel Christmas.  Christmas is in the hearts and Christians’ actions of those who are continuing to carry the gospel to others. 

Christmas is about life. It is about the life of a baby, and a Mother and a Family. The Bible tells us where to look for inspiration; it is with the Baby. 

“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12

A heartfelt story from Life Site news points to the dedication of a Christian in Brazile.  

In her article, Baby Jesus community cares for ‘miracle’ babies who survived abortions, Claire Chretien writes:

“The Baby Jesus community is a witness to the value and inherent dignity of every human being in a world that increasingly sees disabled children as disposable or unwanted – and on a continent that is facing a push to radicalize its abortion laws.
 
While there was no place in the Inn for the baby Jesus, a Catholic Brazilian man believes God has called him to make a place in his home, a place he calls the Community of Baby Jesus, for the 42 disabled children he has adopted, many of whom survived failed abortions.”
 

“This is the message of the Catholic Community of the Child Jesus: it is to embrace life, to acknowledge life, to respect life throughout its development: from conception until natural death,” Tavares told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview. “Life, at the present time, must continue to be defended: always, always, always.”

Tavares explained that his community has suffered from the coronavirus outbreak in the loss of one of his adopted sons. Not being able to be with him as he died, “one of the strongest griefs I have had as a father.”

“The coronavirus crisis has brought pain to the whole world, and not only financial pain, but also physical and psychological pain, and religious pain because people could not go to religious services or Mass,” Tavares said.

Tavares relies on “the providence of God” to obtain donations that pay for his children’s expensive medical care as well as their day-to-day needs like milk and food.

The Baby Jesus community is a witness to the value and inherent dignity of every human being in a world that increasingly sees disabled children as disposable or unwanted – and on a continent that is facing a push to radicalize its abortion laws. 

Please visit LifeSiteNews.com for the full article. 

Relying on the “Providence of God”, is something Christians know about. 

No one can cancel Christmas when the body of Christ keeps the message alive. And it is alive in one man in his “Baby Jesus Community.” The story begs the question if this man can dedicate his life to unwanted children, out of respect for life, what can we dedicate our lives to?

Have we relied on the “Providence of God” this year?

The importance of remembering baby Jesus:

CHRISTMAS is still about LOVE, even when the world is strange.

And as long as we remember the birth of Baby Jesus, there is hope for the future.

Even in the face of lockdowns and civil disputes and arguments over politics, this is still the best time of the year to remember that liberty started with the birth of a baby, and liberty was sought after by the people who followed the star of Bethlehem to discover him. The story is so simple, and it is still ours for the taking.

Don’t miss your chance to remember. Today is a good day to remember. Today is the perfect day to remember.

‘Christmas Star’: Dec. 21 For First Time in 800 Years Star of Bethlehem Will Shine And Lead

‘Christmas Star’: Dec. 21 For First Time in 800 Years Star of Bethlehem Will Shine And Lead

2020 is going to end in a spectacular way with the appearance of the “Christmas Star” named after the town Bethlehem where history tells us that Jesus Christ was born. It is a familiar star to Christians and Jews.

O, Star of wonder, star of night
Star of royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary, His mother; and they fell and worshiped Him; and opening t, and treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh (Matt. 2:9-11)

On 12.21.2020 (the December solstice), Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely in the night sky that they’ll create a radiant point of light called the “Star of Bethlehem” or the “Christmas Star”.

“On December 21, we can witness the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” ourselves when it lights up the sky. This has not been seen in nearly 800 years!,” Beliefnet wrote.

This is thanks to the upcoming winter solstice when Jupiter and Saturn line up to create the star.

These two planets have not been looked this close together since the Middle Ages.

“Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to be to one another,” Patrick Hartigan, an astronomer at Rice University, told Forbes.

“You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky,” Hartigan said.

If you’re a stargazer in the northern hemisphere, you should turn your head, along with your telescope, to the southwest portion of the sky 45 minutes or so after sunset on December 21 to see both planets align.

Additionally, other sightings can be seen throughout the week.

The “Star of Bethlehem” has its origins in the opening verses of the Gospel of Matthew:

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” (Matthew 2:1-2).

For Christians, the star symbolizes Jesus Christ, who is also referred to as “the bright and morning star.”

CBN wrote:

Theories About the ‘Star of Bethlehem’

As CBN News has reported, while there have been many theories about the identity of the biblical star of Bethlehem that appeared at Christ’s birth, a combination of historical research, astronomical insight, and biblical understanding has come together to present a plausible explanation that is both miraculous and understandable.

This theory finds the planet Jupiter to be part of that star. In the ancient world, all heavenly bodies were considered “stars”. 

The Magi or the three wise men were, most likely, court advisers to Babylon who used the stars to give guidance to the ruler. Why would God guide astrologers, of all people, to the King of Kings? This example, according to some writers, was Christ’s first human ministry to unbelievers.”

SCOTUS Rules To Bar Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Houses of Worship

SCOTUS Rules To Bar Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Houses of Worship

On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from reestablishing his draconian strict attendance caps at worship services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus.

The court ruled 5-4 to block Cuomo from enforcing his October 6 “Cluster Initiative” against  churches and other houses of worship that sued to challenge his unamerican restrictions.

The ruling is the first in which Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a decisive role.   Barrett, who was President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, joined the court on October. 27, after being confirmed by the US Senate after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in the dissenting opinion, but I wish they would stop reporting on him that way, because John Roberts IS of the court’s liberal wing.  The leftists on the court’s dissent was that the court had acted rashly.  According to the Constitution, the New York Governor is the one who acted rashly.

In an Orwellian fashion, Cuomo’s plan created a color-coded system on the limits of large gatherings and on businesses, supposedly to help stop an outbreak in NYC where cases were allegedly surging.

His orders were aimed at worship services at some synagogues and Roman Catholic churches in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, according to Bloomberg.

In the red zones, deemed the hardest-hit areas, the state limited attendance in houses of worship down to only 25 percent of their lawful occupancy  or 10 people, whichever is fewer.  The majority of complaints said the governor’s limits violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion.  And they are right.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the concurring opinion that Cuomo treated religious activities less favorably than nonreligious ones, according to the New York Times.  That goes against the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution.  And religion has Constitutional rights.

“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” wrote Gorsuch, who was also named to the court by Trump.

“So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians,” he continued, according to a tweet from The Economist correspondent Steven Mazie. “Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?”

The ruling was considered a reversal of earlier actions taken in the course of the pandemic this year by the Court in response to state restrictions on organized religion. The justices beforehand refused to lift restrictions on churches in California and Nevada.

In the dissenting opinion, Roberts explained why the court’s leftists opposed the decision.

“Numerical capacity limits of 10 and 25 people, depending on the applicable zone, do seem unduly restrictive,” Roberts wrote, according to the New York Times. “It is not necessary, however, for us to rule on that serious and difficult question at this time.”

“The governor might reinstate the restrictions,” he continued. “But he also might not. And it is a significant matter to override determinations made by public health officials concerning what is necessary for public safety in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If the governor does reinstate the numerical restrictions the applicants can return to this court, and we could act quickly on their renewed applications.”

President Trump took to social media to retweet the SCOTUSblog account that announced the high court’s ruling.

“HAPPY THANKSGIVING”

The American Criminal Liberties Union (ACLU) condemned the decision and warned it could “undermine New York’s efforts to curb the pandemic.”

“The freedom to worship is one of our most cherished fundamental rights, but it does not include a license to harm others or endanger public health,” said Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program of Freedom of Religion and Belief.  Actually, the Constitution says about religion that the government may not “prohibit the free exercise thereof;”  It’s literally in the First Amendment!

Descendant of William Bradford Ushered in Anniversary of Mayflower Compact with Shofar Army and New Compact-Thanksgiving Message

Descendant of William Bradford Ushered in Anniversary of Mayflower Compact with Shofar Army and New Compact-Thanksgiving Message

John Stewart Hill led a group of 179 Christians to sign a new Christian Compact on November 11 at 11:11 AM, at the site of the landing of the Pilgrims voyage upon the Mayflower, after having an army of Shofars usher in the movement with his group “Trumpet’s Arise”.

They were inspired by the Mayflower Compact from 1620 which contained the words, “Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king & country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia. ~ William Bradford, Mayflower Compact

“We signed a new promise that we would do everything for the Glory of God and walk in our Christian faith. That we were recommitting our Christian walk right there, we pledged that to each other,” Hill told me. “An important message from that day which we agreed on was that there is no King but Jesus.”

Watch the shofar event at Plymouth MA at the link below, with the group, Trumpets arise:

Christians gather at the Mayflower monument.

Hill said he was letting the event come together on it’s own and about 300 people attended just to mark the occasion with him.

“I was reminded of why my forefathers were that at that very spot 400 years ago, and that was to talk about the Bible. They were escaping a period of hardship.  I had a lot of things on my mind on the morning of the event.  I woke up at 4 AM and thought about the places in the Bible where there were other references to 400 years. There was a period of 400 years of captivity and a period of 400 years of silence, where God did not talk to his prophets.  I thought of the two other times in the Bible where people crossed the water with Moses leading the slaves thru the Red Sea, which he parted and where Joshua and Caleb broke the water with their feet on the Jordan River, those were both a crossing over of the water.  These thoughts led me to see that Christianity is moving from one person, like Moses leading, to more relational experience like Joshua and Caleb, that is what we need more relationships.  New people will be leading other people to unity with many different kinds of Americans, and it will be led by people who are not well-known pastors, but regular people, like people we had in the book of Acts,” Hill told me.

Hill wrote on his Facebook page on 11.11 4 AM:

“We will not keep God confined to a Big BOX, it’s time to advance! Not all will be Joshua and Caleb, but for those that choose the Lord as King and put His Kingdom above their own, they will see the hand of God move through them like they never imagined, through the New Wineskin. They will be the “trumpet” of the Lord and move the NEW SOUND through this land. Proclaiming the 4 sounds that the shofar represents…Worship (acknowledgement of God as sovereign in their lives), Repentance, Warfare, and Healing. Lord, I pray, indwell and empower your people to advance the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! Amen!”

Christians gather to blow shofars and honor 400 years of Christianity in America:

“All of this led me to see that the future of the Home Church movement is going to look like Thanksgiving every day. It is led by us and it is family coming together every week, and breaking bread. It is a new awakening. We are going to crossover, and we are going to come together in unity, we are about to see ecclesia. We are going to take Jesus to the streets and be there for each other.

At the event, we all ushered in the 3rd Great awakening with a group of about 100 shofars.  We celebrated Worship, Repentance, Warfare and Healing. We know that our country is under attack, and we do believe there will be a great humiliation for people who are fighting Christianity, like a great humiliation in Colossians 2:15,” Hill said.

The event was a celebration of 400 years of Christianity in America and also meant to mark the occasion that Hill first visited the site of his ancestor’s greatest acts leaps of faith.

Hill is a direct descendant of William Bradford, governor of the Plymouth colony for 30 years, who helped shape and stabilize the political institutions of the first permanent colony in New England. Bradford also left an invaluable journal chronicling the Pilgrim venture, of which he was a part. Hill is also a descendent of Myles Standish, an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He accompanied them on the Mayflower journey and played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception, and of John Alden, as a crew member on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower which brought the English settlers commonly known as Pilgrims to Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts. He was hired in Southampton, England, as the ship’s cooper, responsible for maintaining the ship’s barrels.

“The event was a part of Hill’s mission to bring in armies of Shofars to build Christian and Messianic Jewish connections, to talk about a new movement of House Churches, which is very passionate about, saying that House Church movement is going to be the “the new church of Acts,” Hill told me.

“There are millions of house churches around the world, and in China they have home churches under penalty of death,” Hill said. “That is pretty amazing,” he said.

Jubileecost.com said about the Hills House Church movement, “John Stewart Hill, CEO of Central Storehouse, the creator of the site, shares, Now, more than ever, people are looking for a more personal, more connected church experience. The House Church movement is growing in part because it is impossible to attend a house church and be anonymous.  With all the unrest in the world, people are looking for safe places where they can worship God, find encouragement and accountability, discover their purpose in the body of Christ, and be challenged in their faith. House churches can be the answer.”

Another article that features Hill:

Hill’s websites:

Website: www.FindAHouseChurch.com
Shofar Group: www.TrumpetsArise.com
Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/NoUlteriorMotives

Another event Hill led with Sofas happened in Dallas Plaza,  in September, where Hill says he and his group brought down the stronghold of abortion”.

Evangelical Adviser to President Trump Harry R. Jackson, Jr. Dies At 66 Years Old

Evangelical Adviser to President Trump Harry R. Jackson, Jr. Dies At 66 Years Old

Megachurch pastor, black conservative, and evangelical adviser to President Trump Harry R. Jackson, Jr. died on Monday, November 9th at the age of 66 years old.

Christianity Today called him a “herald of a new black church and a voice of black conservatism.”

Jackson was a fierce advocate of socially conservative issues, especially in defending the unborn right to life and the sanctity of traditional marriage. But he did his best to avoid strict partisanship.

Jackson was also a registered Democrat, and through his years he often advocated for criminal justice reform and government involvement in the economic uplifting of the African-American community.

“Being able to say I’m a registered Democrat disarms many of the people who want to write me off as an ‘Oreo’ or an ‘Uncle Tom.’ There are a whole lot of black Christians who may not be Republicans but who share similar moral values. So I appeal to the fact that more than two million black babies have been lost to abortion over the last four years and that over 70 percent of black babies are born to unwed mothers.”

Jackson was born in Cincinnati in 1953. After being passed over by the New England Patriots, he earned an English degree at Williams College in Massachusetts and then proceeded to a Master’s degree in business administration at Harvard University.

He worked as a salesman for Republic Steel before joining ministry in the late 1970s after the death of his father. After nearly a decade of holding small church services, he took up a position at Hope Christian Church, an independent charismatic megachurch in Beltsville, Maryland.

It was during the George W. Bush administrations that Jackson began to rise in political prominence. He called his congregants to stand up for socially conservative values, but also challenged them beyond partisanship.

“What I believe,” said Jackson in 2005, “is that the whole left and right paradigm that politics has chosen to create for itself is fundamentally incorrect because the Bible has both what we call left and right issues.”

Jackson believed Democrats took advantage of the African-American community, and that Republicans took for granted their white evangelical base.

In 2016, Jackson prayed at the inauguration of President Trump, and became one of Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisers. He has attended many events at the White House since.

In response to critics, Jackson said, “You can’t be a prophet to the culture while you’re standing outside of the room.”

This past Good Friday, Jackson was invited to pray at the White House. Trump introduced him as “a highly respected gentleman who is a member of our faith and a person that we have tremendous respect for.”

Jackson prayed, “Lord, cover us with a cloud by day and a fire by night. Lord let e pluribus unum be a reality in us. Let there be a uniting of America. Heal the divide between race, class, and gender. Once again give this great man our president, and give the vice president wisdom beyond their limitations.”

Hope Christian Church announced his death on their website last week:

“It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020. Information about the memorial service will be forthcoming. Please pray for the Jackson Family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time.” 

Jackson was recently re-married after the death of his first wife in 2018.

Jerry Falwell Sues Liberty University to “restore his reputation” and “repair the damage”

Jerry Falwell Sues Liberty University to “restore his reputation” and “repair the damage”

Jerry Falwell, Jr. has filed a lawsuit against Liberty University after being ousted from his position as Chancellor when sexual scandals came to the surface last summer.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Lynchburg Circuit Court with claims of defamation and breach of contract.

“When Mr. Falwell and his family became the targets of a malicious smear campaign incited by anti-evangelical forces,” reads the lawsuit, “Liberty University not only accepted the salacious and baseless accusations against the Falwells at face value, but directly participated in the defamation. This action seeks redress for the damage Liberty has caused to the reputation of Mr. Falwell and his family.”

Falwell was pushed out of his position as Chancellor at the Christian university founded by his father after a racy photo was posted to Instagram and an expose on a business partner’s sexual relationship with the couple, amid other stories that came to light.

Falwell has denied any involvement in the affair between business partner Giancarlo Granda and Falwell’s wife.

The lawsuit argues that as a result of statements made by Liberty University, “Mr. Falwell has suffered damage to his reputation, damage to his profession, humiliation, and anguish; lost business opportunities; and suffered other pecuniary damage.”

The lawsuit does not provide a dollar amount for damages.

Further than blaming Liberty for his loss of reputation and business opportunities, the lawsuit also calls out The Lincoln Project as an “anti-Trump political action committee”, claiming that it played a hand in Falwell’s downfall by providing financial support to Falwell’s political opponents.

The lawsuit argues that Liberty “play(ed) right into the hands of sinister operatives with ulterior motives.”

While an adviser for The Lincoln Project did provide help to Granda with public relations after the scandalous story broke, the group has denied any involvement with the story coming to light.

In a statement regarding the lawsuit, Falwell said, “While I have nothing but love and appreciation for the Liberty community, and I had hoped to avoid litigation, I must take the necessary steps to restore my reputation and hopefully help repair the damage to the Liberty University brand in the process.”

Liberty University Vice President and spokesman Scott Lamb has told media outlets that they must review the lawsuit before making any comments.

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