Lawsuit Claims Mueller Blocked Probes Into Saudi Arabia’s Complicity in 9/11 Attacks


Mueller is crook! He committed crimes gotten away with due to his FBI affiliation and I’m certain the Dems knew this when Mueller set him as the figure head of the Trump Witch Hunt! Prosecute him!

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ACT for America Defeats CAIR and Government Bureaucrats in Court


Freedom X won lawsuit (Knoxville ACT)

 

On April 11, 2014 John Peach is quoted as saying this about CAIR intimidating Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN to prevent a scheduled and agreed upon event put on by the Knoxville Chapter of ACT! for America (excerpted from a SlantRight 2.0 post):

 

“Why is it that Muslims engage in teaching about how good Islam is for Tennessee at the Cedar Bluff Library – a public building, but they feel “uncomfortable” when ACT! For America plans an event to show the opposite viewpoint at a public building? (This is documented as follows):

 

 

“Last December, ACT! For America – Knoxville Chapter was granted permission by Knox County Schools to use the facilities of Farragut High School to hold an educational forum including two speakers, followed by an opportunity for the public to answer any questions of the two. This we called the Town Hall – Farragut.

 

“We in good faith and urgent vitality have been promoting this event for the past four months, believing we were following all the guidelines given to us. We have spent over $1500.00 to advance this cause, including taking out a special insurance policy just to cover this occasion.

 

“The purpose of the meeting was to educate our local citizens about the dangers of Sharia Law, especially as it negatively affects our children, our churches, our law enforcement personnel, and our community leaders. Now, due to the fear of Muslims in the Knoxville area, the venue for the event that was open to everyone was cancelled. …

 

In a victorious update from an ACT! for America email alert we find out the local Knoxville Chapter won a lawsuit claiming the school district unjustly cancelled the event.

 

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ACT for America Defeats CAIR and Government Bureaucrats in Court

 

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Sent: 10/3/2014 8:19 AM

 

In February an ACT! For America chapter in Knoxville, Tennessee, was wrongfully denied the use of public facilities for a countersharia event due to the improper actions of CAIR and local school district bureaucrats. Our ACT! Chapter pursued litigation aggressively and this week won a settlement in its suit against the school district. Below are the details from Freedom X, the fine legal team who successfully litigated the case.

This should serve as a warning to government officials everywhere not to take legal advice from, or ally with, CAIR, an organization that openly promotes sharia and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history, the US v the Holy Land Foundation.

 

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Freedom X lawsuit forces Tennessee school district to allow politically incorrect after-school speech critical of Sharia

 

Posted by Freedom X

October 2, 2014

 

KNOXVILLE After canceling a town hall meeting at the request of Muslim activists, a Tennessee school district and two school officials have settled a lawsuit over the public’s right to voice concerns about the growing acceptance of Islamic law, known as Sharia law, spreading through American communities. The settlement was finalized Wednesday evening when the district approved a policy barring school officials from selectively determining which subjects can be discussed by members of the public using school facilities.

 

In February, the Knoxville chapter of ACT! for America, an organization opposed to Sharia, planned an after-hours town hall meeting at a local area high school. Dr. Bill French, an expert on Islam, and Matt Bonner of Crescent Project, a Christian ministry reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel, were scheduled to speak at the event.

 

John Peach, president of the Knoxville chapter of ACT! for America, and French sued the school district in U.S. District Court on August 4, 2014, for violating their First Amendment right of free speech and their Fourteenth Amendment rights of equal protection and due process. The county agreed to settle the lawsuit [Peach vs. Knox County Schools] just 21 days after it was filed. In addition to revising its facility use policy, the county will pay attorneys fees and costs.

 

The new facility use policy states in part that “[a]pproval for use of school buildings and property will not be withheld based upon the content of the message or viewpoint of the applicant.”

 

“This is a victory for free speech,” said Bill Becker, president of Freedom X, a non-profit legal organization fighting discrimination against conservatives and Christians. “Sharia is incompatible with our constitutional and legal protections. That was the message Knox County school officials tried to censor. It is unfortunate we have to educate the educators about our freedoms, but we are thankful that Knox county attorneys recognized litigation would have been futile for the district.”

 

Knox County Schools superintendent James P. McIntyre, Jr., agreed to cancellation of ACT’s event after receiving letters from Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council for American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) and AbdulRaman Murphy, a Muslim youth chaplain at the University of Tennessee. The activists falsely labeled ACT! a “hate group” and falsely characterized French as a bigot. They speculated the town hall meeting would encourage violence at the school and would disrupt the school environment.

 

After receiving the letters, Farragut High School’s principal at the time, Michael F. Reynolds, contacted McIntyre fearing that allowing the town hall meeting to take place would convert the school into “a public forum for harassment and bullying practices that contradict the open-minded, academic discussion we seek to teach and foster.”

 

In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Tinker v. Des Moines Sch. Dist. that “in our system, undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression. Any departure from absolute regimentation may cause trouble. Any variation from the majority’s opinion may inspire fear. Any word spoken, in class, in the lunchroom, or on the campus, that deviates from the views of another person may start an argument or cause a disturbance. But our Constitution says we must take this risk and our history says that it is this sort of hazardous freedom — this kind of openness — that is the basis of our national strength and of the independence and vigor of Americans who grow up and live in this relatively permissive, often disputatious, society.”

 

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Freedom X is a non-profit legal organization protecting conservative and religious freedom of expression. 

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ACT for America Defeats CAIR and Government Bureaucrats in Court

 

ACT for America is a 501(c)(4) issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure. Donations to ACT for America are not tax deductible.

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Freedom X lawsuit forces Tennessee school district to allow politically incorrect after-school speech critical of Sharia

 

 © Copyright 2014 Freedom X

 

Your Donations Are Tax Deductible! (Yay!)

 

Freedom X ‘Who We Are’ Page:

 

William J. Becker, Jr.
President / CEO / General Counsel

 

Bill Becker is an unapologetic “warrior for Christ.” Always a Christian but not always a warrior, Bill saw the culture shifting from its moral base–the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation’s laws–with little resistance from right-thinking moral Americans. In the ’70s and ’80s, Bill was a journalist anchoring and reporting for a Las Vegas NBC-TV affiliate, a news reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, and a correspondent for Variety and Gaming Business Magazine.

 

Bill earned a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1986. After two decades as a litigator, Bill experienced an awakening in his life and was “born again” (John: 3). Asked by his church pastor to conduct a Bible study class explaining why the County of Los Angeles redesigned its government seal to remove a tiny image of a cross, Bill took the initiative to sue the county instead. Since that time, he has been a vigilant defender of liberty for conservatives, Christians, and others who support America’s foundational principles. In 2013, he started Freedom X.

 

Bill is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and all courts in California and Colorado, and appears pro hac vice throughout the country to defend our First Amendment freedoms.

 

Bill lives in West Los Angeles with his wife Gigi and black Labrador Retriever (sic), Jessie.

 

Georgeann (Gigi) Becker
Chief Financial Officer

 

Gigi Becker is READ THE REST

 

 

Hobby Lobby Case


David Green - Hobby Lobby Corp Office

I received some chain email about Hobby Lobby which is based in the State of Oklahoma but has branches across the good ole’ USA. The chain email is designated as originating from David Green the Founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby. Green reports he is suing the Federal government over Obamacare (Officially Known As: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA). SA HERE and HERE).

 

I did a bit of simple Googling to make sure this was not some silly disinformation. I found the chain email is authentic and is actually near word for word of David Green’s statement found on his attorney’s law firm handling the civil suit. The Hobby Lobby family is seeking an exemption on paying the Obamacare tax that small businesses with over 50 employees based on the First Amendment guarantees of Religious Liberty. Specifically the Green Family does not insurance in their employee plan that mandates baby killing of unborn children.

 

So below is the chain email followed by some further information from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

 

JRH 10/17/12 (Hat Tip: Stephen)

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Hobby Lobby Case

 

Originated from David Green

Found my inbox: 10/16/2012 5:46 PM

Chain Email

 

Yes … This is true!

 

Our Government at work

 

By David Green – Hobby Lobby CEO

 

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business must provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions. Which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million per day in government fines.

 

Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right.

I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief. So, Hobby Lobby — and my family — are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.

My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult. The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American — and no American business — should have to make.

David Green is the CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious beliefs.

They have exempted thousands of companies (friends of Obama) but will not except Christian organizations.

Including the Catholic Church.

Just remember this in November!

Since you will not see this covered in any of the liberal media, pass this on to all your contacts.

Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says~~
“Oh NO, he’s up!”

 

If you forward this message, please remove all addresses before forwarding and use the “bcc” area when forwarding to several addresses to protect our e-mail friends.

 

This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the designated recipient, please notify the sender immediately, and delete the original and any copies. Any use of the message by you is prohibited.

 

End of Chain Email

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Hobby Lobby Sues over HHS Mandate

 

The Becket Fund

 

Faithful to its Biblical founding, store demands relief from providing “morning after” and “week after” pill

 

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2012

Media Contact: Emily Hardman, 202.349.7224
ehardman@becketfund.org

 

(Updated September 19, 2012, 6:18pm)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states, filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, opposing the Health and Human Services mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, the “morning after pill” and “week after pill” in their health insurance plan, or face crippling fines up to 1.3 million dollars per day.

 

“By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow,” said David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder. “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”

 

Hobby Lobby is the largest and only non-Catholic-owned business to file a lawsuit against the HHS mandate, focusing sharp criticism on the administration’s regulation that forces all companies, regardless of religious conviction, to cover abortion-inducing drugs (the “morning after pill” and “week after pill”).

 

“Washington politicians cannot force families to abandon their faith just to earn a living,” said Lori Windham, Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.  “Every American, including family business owners like the Greens, should be free to live and do business according to their religious beliefs.”

 

Founded in an Oklahoma City garage in 1972, the Green family has grown Hobby Lobby from one 300-square-foot retail space into more than 500 stores in 41 states.

 

“It is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured,” said Green.  “Therefore we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles. The conflict for me is that our family is being forced to choose between following the laws of the country that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful and have supported our family and thousands of our employees and their families.”

 

The business’s lawsuit acts to preserve its right to carry out its mission free from government coercion.

 

There are now 28 separate lawsuits challenging the HHS mandate, which is a regulation under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). These HHS challenges were not affected by the Supreme Court’s June 28th ruling on the constitutionality of the “individual mandate.”

 

The Becket Fund led the charge against the unconstitutional HHS mandate, and along with Hobby Lobby represents: Wheaton College, Belmont Abbey College, Colorado Christian University, the Eternal Word Television Network, and Ave Maria University.

 

(UPDATE: September 19, 2012, 6:18pm)

 

The Green family has no moral objection to the use of preventive contraceptives and will continue its longstanding practice of covering these preventive contraceptives for its employees. However, the Green family cannot provide or pay for two specific abortion-inducing drugs. These drugs are Plan B and Ella, the so-called morning-after pill and the week-after pill.  Covering these drugs, as the government is forcing them to do under the threat of $1.3 million penalty per day, would violate their most deeply held religious belief that life begins at conception, when an egg is fertilized. The FDA-approved government birth control guide clearly states that these two drugs, the morning-after pill and the week-after pill, may prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, thus aborting the fertilized egg.

 

The Green family respects the religious convictions of all Americans, including those who do not agree with them. All they are asking is for the government to give them the same respect by not forcing them to violate their religious beliefs.

 

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 18 years its attorneys are recognized as experts in the field of church-state law, and they recently won a 9-0 victory in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”

 

For more information, or to arrange an interview with one of the attorneys, please contact Emily Hardman, Communications Director, at ehardman@becketfund.org or call 202.349.7224.

 

Additional Information:

 

Complaint (September 12, 2012)

 

Request for Preliminary Injunction (September 12, 2012)

 

Hobby Lobby Case Page (legal documents, video, images, FAQ, Media Information Sheet, and other resources)

 

HHS Information Central (all 28 HHS mandate cases, legal documents, resources, and interactive map)

 

David Green’s Press Statement (September 12, 2012)

 

Recording of Press Call (September 12, 2012, 11:30am EST with David Green and Kyle Duncan)

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Hobby Lobby Media Information and Fact Sheet

 

The Becket Fund

 

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.

 

§  Founded by David Green in an Oklahoma City garage in 1972, Hobby Lobby has grown from one 300-square-foot retail store into more than 500 stores in 41 states. The company was built from the ground up, and it now employs more than 22,500 individuals nationwide.

 

§  David Green serves as CEO and founder and his son, Steve Green, serves as Hobby Lobby’s president.

 

§  Hobby Lobby’s headquarters are located in an approximately 5.2 million-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and office complex in Oklahoma City.

 

§  The Green family believes that “it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured.” Therefore they seek to honor God by “operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.”

 

§  The Greens are consistently faithful to what they believe, in both their personal and professional lives. The Green family owns the world’s largest collection of Biblical antiquities, and the family is a generous contributor to numerous Christian organizations across the nation and the world.

 

§  In honoring those Biblical principles in business, the company’s stores are open only 66 hours per week, and they are closed on Sundays to allow employees to spend time with their families.

 

§  The Green family believes in sharing its faith, so the company also places full-page ads at Christmas and Easter in all of the major cities where they operate in order to share the company’s convictions.

 

§  In 2010, Founder and CEO David Green and his wife, Barbara, signed on to the Giving Pledge, agreeing to donate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. In the letter, Green said, “We honor the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles. From helping orphanages in faraway lands to helping ministries in America, Hobby Lobby has always been a tool for the Lord’s work. For me and my family, charity equals ministry, which equals the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

 

§  The Green family employs company chaplains to minister to employees’ personal needs.

 

§  Hobby Lobby also provides generously for their employees.

 

§  Hobby Lobby increased the minimum wage of its full-time employees each year since 2009. As of April 2012, full-time hourly employees start at $13 per hour– more than 80 percent above the federal minimum wage, and part-time hourly employees make $9 per hour.

 

§  Hobby Lobby offers an on-site health clinic at its headquarters that is open to all full-time employees of Hobby Lobby and its affiliated businesses, including employees’ spouses and dependents who are covered under the company’s health insurance plan. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and employees covered under Hobby Lobby’s health insurance plan have no co-pay for a clinic office visit.

 

Hobby Lobby Lawsuit Against HHS Mandates

 

§  Hobby Lobby is one of few companies adding jobs during recession, and the government is penalizing them. The government is penalizing the job creators.

 

§  On September 12, 2012, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, on behalf of Hobby Lobby, filed a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Mandate, which forces the Green family to violate their Biblical principals by providing drugs considered to be abortion-inducing drugs—namely the “morning after pill” and “week after pill,” or pay severe fines.

 

§  If Hobby Lobby does not comply with the HHS Mandate, they will be forced to pay up to 1.3 million dollars per day in fines.

 

§  Hobby Lobby is the largest and first non-Catholic-owned corporation to sue over the HHS Mandate, and is the fifth for-profit case overall.  There are also 22 non-profit religious organizations suing.

 

§  Unlike the Catholic for-profit organizations, Hobby Lobby does not object to the contraception requirement in the mandate, but morally objects to providing the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill” to their employees, in violation of their Biblical principles.

 

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Additional Info:

 

Hobby Lobby Case Page (Legal Documents, Background, Recent News, Images, Video, FAQs)

 

Read more about the HHS mandate and all 27 current lawsuits.

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Court Hearing Set for Hobby Lobby: November 1, 2012

 

The Becket Fund

 

Arts and Crafts Store Asks for Immediate Halt to ‘Abortion-Pill Mandate’ that Violates Founders’ Christian Faith

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2012

 

WASHINGTON, DC –  A federal court has scheduled a November 1,  hearing to consider whether to halt enforcement of the HHS mandate, which forces Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a Christian-owned-and-operated business, to provide the “morning after pill” and “week after pill” in violation of their deeply held religious beliefs, or face crippling fines up to $1.3 million per day.

 

WHAT:

Court hearing on Preliminary Injunction on Hobby Lobby Case

 

WHO:

Kyle Duncan, General Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

 

WHEN:

November 1, 2012
9:00am CST/10:00am EST

 

WHERE:

US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
200 NW 4th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73102
Courtroom #304

 

Becket Fund attorneys will be available for comment immediately following the hearing.   For more information, or to arrange an interview with one of the attorneys, please contact Emily Hardman, Communications Director, at ehardman@becketfund.org or call 202.349.7224.

 

Hobby Lobby is the largest and only non-Catholic-owned business to file a lawsuit against the HHS mandate.  The Green family has no moral objection to the use of preventive contraceptives and will continue its longstanding practice of covering these preventive contraceptives for its employees. However, it is in violation of the Green families’ faith to provide or pay for the “morning-after pill” and the “week-after pill,” believing that life begins at conception, when an egg is fertilized.

 

The business’s lawsuit acts to preserve the Green family’s rights to carry out their mission free from government coercion.

 

 The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. The Becket Fund has an 18-year history of defending religious liberty for people of all faiths. Its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law.  The Becket Fund recently won a 9-0 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”

 

Additional Information:

 

Court’s Notification of Hearing

 

Hobby Lobby Fact Sheet

 

Hobby Lobby Case Page (images, background, legal docs, press releases, news coverage and more)

 

HHS Information Central (all 33 HHS mandate cases, legal documents, resources, and interactive map)

Atheists, Church-State and Ground Zero Cross


ground-zero-cross-by-bill-williams

 

John R. Houk

© August 6, 2011

 

A group of atheists have filed a lawsuit against the Memorial Museum being constructed for public remembrance of purist Muslims attacking the World Trade Center/Twin Towers that killed thousands on American soil.

 

Are the atheists angry about al Qaeda Islamists performing an act of a Jihad/holy war against secular America?

 

Are the atheists angry that a Mosque has approval to be built right next to the Ground Zero spot where thousands of Americans lost their lives?

 

The answer to the questions is predictably “no”.

 

Also predictably the atheists are angry of the symbol of hope found in the Twin Tower rubble: two iron beams fused together in a form of a Cross. This is another case of reinforcing the term “Separation of Church and State” which is nowhere found in the U.S. Constitution. Until 1947 the Original Intent of the Constitution’s First Amendment was properly interpreted; viz. the government cannot designate a State Church but the Church may be an influence toward the betterment of American society even if that influence stretches to public institutions.

 

First Amendment:

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 

The bold type of the First Amendment is simple to understand. Then in 1947 the Supreme Court fabricated law from words not found in the Constitution. Here is a summary of that decision of Everson v. Board of Education:

 

”The establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertain­ing or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to sup­port any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organization or groups and vice-versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intend­ed to erect a ‘wall of separation between church and state’.”

 

You have to know that Justice Hugo Black writing for the majority opinion was on a roll for Original Intent until the part I emphasized with bold print. Justice Black placed into law by Judicial fiat Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Church that was concerned about an Established Church on a State level. Although the U.S. Constitution forbade the Federal government from establishing a State Church, many of the original States still had State Established Churches. Not only did these States have an Established Church, NO ONE filed a suit that would make it to the Supreme Court to end an Established Church on a State level.

 

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has decided to take on the atheists and is preparing an Amicus Brief backed by the signatures of Americans showing the absurdity of preventing the Ground Zero Cross to be a part of a memorial commemorating the unjust death of Americans at the hands of purist Muslims. Below is the email sent that included the urging of readers to pass this info along to others in order to raise signatures to be added to the Amicus Brief. 

 

JRH 8/6/11

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New Confirmation

 

By Jay Sekulow

Sent: Aug 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Sent from: ACLJ

 

A new Rasmussen survey finds that 72% of Americans believe that the Ground Zero Cross should be included in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum — further confirmation that the American Atheists’ lawsuit against the Ground Zero Cross is absurd.

 

The Cross – two intersecting steel beams found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center by rescue workers two days after 9/11 – is a symbol of hope for so many people. It is an integral part of the story of 9/11 and belongs in the national museum.

 

The ACLJ must file our amicus brief challenging the atheists’ claims by August 14th – in one week. If you join our Committee to Protect the Ground Zero Cross, your name will be added to the brief we submit to the court.

 

In less than a week, over 30,000 of you have already joined our Committee online. I would like to see that number grow to 72,000 by the time we submit our brief; 72,000 representing the 72% of Americans who support this important part of the Ground Zero story.

 

Please show your support for the Ground Zero Cross and all those who have been inspired by its presence, and sign on to our Committee today.

 

If you have already joined this Committee, please help us meet our goal of 72,000 online signatures by forwarding this email to anyone you know who would like to stand up in support of those who have sacrificed so much. You could also join the over 4,000 people who have “Liked” this Committee on Facebook by using the “Like” buttons in this email.

 

It is critical that we accurately represent the groundswell of support for the Ground Zero Cross so that it is preserved as a memorial for our children and grandchildren.

 

The Ground Zero Cross is not an artist’s rendering that could be perceived as “offensive and repugnant” as the atheists claim in their suit; it is surviving steel – an actual piece of 9/11 history. Hundreds of people, of all faiths, working amid the death and destruction resulting from the terrorist attacks found comfort and solace in this Cross rising out of the ashes.

 

We cannot stand idly by and allow a few individuals to mock and hide an important piece of the Ground Zero story with claims of getting headaches by simply looking at the Cross.

 

As I have said before, if there are those who don’t like it – look the other way.

 

Join with the tens of thousands who have already done so, and sign on to the Committee to Protect the Ground Zero Cross.

 

Help us meet our goal of over 72,000 online signatures representing the 72% of Americans who support the Cross before our August 14th court deadline.

 

You will be able to tell your children and grandchildren that you helped protect this integral piece of American history for future generations.

 

Thank you for taking action to protect the Ground Zero Cross, and for your continued support for the ACLJ.

 

Sincerely,

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

 

P.S. If you have already signed on to our brief, please forward this email and join the thousands of others who have shared the Committee to Protect the Ground Zero Cross on Facebook and Twitter.

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Atheists, Church-State and Ground Zero Cross

John R. Houk

© August 6, 2011

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New Confirmation

 

American Center for Law and Justice
P.O. Box 90555, Washington, D.C. 20090-0555
Phone: (800) 296-4529
Copyright © 2011, ACLJ

 

The ACLJ is an organization dedicated to the defense of constitutional liberties secured by law.

American Center for Law and Justice is a d/b/a for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center’s purpose is to engage legal, legislative and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education and litigation to ensure that those rights are protected under the law….