Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wall of Separation Between Church and State...This Phrase Isn't in the Constituion

That phrase isn't in the Constitution of the United States. It is in a statement by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Church in Connecticut dated January 1, 1802. Jefferson's phrasing was inspired by a locution of Roger Williams who founded the original Baptist church in the U.S.A.

Below is the locution by Roger Williams in 1644.

"[A] hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world,"

So Jefferson was inspired by a Baptist preacher when he wrote the separation of church and state phrase. Yet, it is quoted by atheists as if it promotes their cause.

See Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists at link below.
Jefferson's Letter 

The Danbury Baptists were worried about government interference in religious expression and practice and Thomas Jefferson understood this. They thought that "free exercise of religion" being in the Constitution might be construed as the government giving people that right and not as it being inalienable meaning given by God.  

According to David Barton at Wallbuilders.com, Jefferson enunciated several times that the federal government didn't have a right to regulate or impede religious expression. 

One such instance occurred in Jefferson's Second Inaugural Address, 1805. See quote below.

"In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the general [federal] government."

The above quote can be found in A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 and in Annals of the Congress of the United States of 1805.

In 1947, the Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Everson v. Board of Education. In their definition of the establishment clause of the First Amendment, they put this at the end: "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.' "

But consider that what they quote from Thomas Jefferson was inspired by diction of a Baptist preacher and Jefferson made statements that are contrary to the Supreme Court's concept of a wall of separation.

One more thought to consider: Roger Williams called the church a garden which implies peace and beauty and he called the world a wilderness. He saw the church as a place to be refreshed from the wilderness.


[O]ur excellent Constitution . . . has not placed our religious rights under the power of any public functionary. Letter to the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1808. This statement can be seen in Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Ellery Bergh, editor.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Federal Register Regulation Concerning Bathrooms, Showers, and Lockers

Obama went around Congress again. He mandated that the showers, bathrooms, and locker rooms of all federal buildings are transgender territory. There are over 9000 federal buildings in the U.S.A. What a field day and evil playground has been opened to would be attackers of females because of this misguided order.

Evil people will always take advantage of any opportunity given to them to commit wrongdoing. How hard is that to understand?

The Nation Parks Service will also abide by this General Services Bulletin, as they had already said this past June that they would allow transgender usage of the opposite sexes restrooms.

What Obama has done with this new regulation published Thursday 08/19/16 is a big extension of his gender identity restroom policy. Where will the illogical mandates end?

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Bible and Public Restrooms; Issues of Purity, Modesty, Decency and Protection

The bible doesn't mention anything about public restrooms, but it does speak of purity, modesty, and decency.

Purity in thought is not thinking evilly. When men enter public restrooms open to all, some of those men won't be there because they think they are women, they will be there to foster impure thoughts, perhaps surreptitiously taking photos, or attacking women or girls.

In 2015 a man used his cell phone to take pictures of a woman in a Marshalls store in Oklahoma. He was taking pictures up her dress by sneaking a smart phone under it, as she leaned over to look at an item. Obviously, this wasn't in a restroom, but allowing men to use restrooms with females gives them leeway to take pictures and do even more harm.

At a Walmart, in 2015, in Henrico County, Virginia a man was caught taking photographs aimed up women's skirts. The husband of one victim trailed the picture snapper and saw him pulling the impure trick on another woman. The husband snapped a pic of his own capturing the man in this indecent action.

Again, if men that give in to lustful picture taking are stalking women, what an advantage a man of lewd intent or violent inclination has, when he can waltz into restrooms with females.

That they will take advantage of this opportunity has already been proven. See article link below.

Restroom Violence

The Bible addresses purity of heart. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." (Mathew 5:8)

This phrase means keeping your life free from sin and keeping your thoughts chaste. Attacking women and girls and taking vulgar pics of them reveals a heart of evil intention.

"O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?"  Jeremiah 4:14

This quote from Jeremiah points out that evil starts in the thoughts and that the heart must be cleaned. 

Jewishencyclopedia.com refers to the heart as"the seat of the emotional and intellectual life."

It also quotes Proverbs 4:23. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" (Prov. iv. 23). It explains that this is a reference to moral, physical, and spiritual life.

When a heart is keep pure modesty will be one of its attributes. What is modesty? A definition of modesty by the Cambridge Dictionary: correct or socially acceptable behavior and clothes, representing traditional cultural values.

One hopes that it will not become socially accepted behavior to attack females in public restrooms. So, why give would be attackers an advantage? But the correct behavior starts with modest thoughts ie: purity of heart.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains modesty below. Note how it connects purity and chastity to modesty. Note too that it mentions how we look at each other, how we behave towards each other, and it mentions the dignity of people.

2521. Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person.  It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.

How one looks at another person, thinks about another person should guided by respect for human dignity. This is not the case with people that take lewd pictures and attack females. Let us pray that more people will be guided by respect for human dignity and by God's words concerning purity, morality, decency, and modesty.

No Freedom of Religion with Hillary Clinton as President

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America covers freedom of religion, press, and expression. Concerning religion it says that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

The rest of the First Amendment states: 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. Redress means to set right according to Merriam-Webster. Oxford Dictionaries adds to the definition: an undesirable or unfair situation.

When peoples constitutional right to freedom of religion is defied or disregarded by the government, they have a grievance and a right to redress that grievance.

What does the free exercise of religion mean? Some people try to narrow free exercise of religion to only protect belief and your right to profess that belief. They say it does not protect actions concerned with that belief.

But the word exercise means to perform or apply a right according to the Oxford Dictionaries. So it does protect the right to apply your religious beliefs to your conduct. The last sentence could be construed to mean it is okay to do something violent, but that is not what is meant.

According to James Madison religious belief is "precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." Thus, he believed that this religious right trumped other rights and is is a cornerstone to all rights in a civil society.

Below is a quote from John Adams.

"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principals upon which Freedom can securely stand."

Does that quote sound like John Adams wanted the government stepping on religious freedom? No. and where else can freedom stand secure? It will not stand secure with a president that diverts from the First Amendment and says that it means freedom of worship, implying that is all there is to it. That is what Hillary Clinton thinks it means or what she wants you to think it means.

Here is a quote from Hillary Clinton from 2015 to Planned Parenthood.

"Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton argued. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed."

Clinton is saying that the government should force people to change their beliefs and quit fighting for their religious freedom. That is unconstitutional, immoral and a voice of totalitarianism.