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Standing Up to the Bullies Against Prayer

Can you believe this judge? Thank you Marion for standing up for your First Amendment rights and preserving the same for others.

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Speaker Husted, there is someone I would like you to meet. A friend of mine named Marion Ward. She was bullied, too. She was just a teenager, but she didn’t back down. She was bullied by her teachers, her principal, her school board and a federal judge. Not just any federal judge, but a Judge Samuel Kent – who hates prayer even more than the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party.
Take a look at what he said about prayer at high school graduations:
And make no mistake, the court is going to have a United States marshal in attendance at the graduation. If any student offends this court, that student will be summarily arrested and will face up to six months incarceration in the Galveston County Jail for contempt of court. Anyone who thinks I’m kidding about this better think again. …
Anyone who violates these orders, no kidding, is going to wish that he or she had died as a child when this court gets through with it.
she won.
She got to pray
worked to pass a state law to let other kids pray

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July 3, 2007 Posted by | Freedom, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Letter to a Marine in Iraq


I preached on II Samuel 10 this morning. I drew parallels between their situation, what our fathers faced in 1776, and what we face today.

When Ammon doubled their army with mercenaries from Syria, David did not wait for the attack, he sent Joab and the army to Ammon.

Joab made it clear that he would not desert his comrades and they would not desert him. Joab called the army to be strong and courageous because even though in Ammon, they were defending their families and their homes. If the army of Israel was defeated, devastation would come to their homeland. While demanding that they be strong and courageous and committed to victory, he also acknowledged that it would be the Lord who would give victory. This combination of courage, commitment, and trust in God, is what is needed as much today as it was then.

If our fathers had been in for only an easy victory, we would not have a United States of America today. They were pledged and committed to winning Independence from the British redcoats, a seemingly impossible task. By God’s grace, and their courage, commitment, and sacrifice, they won the freedom that we enjoy today.

A final thing that I pointed out is what the naysayers would have been saying of the situation in David’s day. “If only David had used more wisdom in sending the delegation to Ammon.” “David should have known better than to intrude in the affairs of Ammon.” “David caused this war by sending the army to Ammon.” “The Ammonites are just peace loving people, and David has provoked this hatred towards us,” ignoring centuries of history of course. “If ‘President’ David would just bring the army home, everything would be great and the peaceful people of Ammon would just leave us alone.”

Even after the first defeat, Syria did not give up. They simply went home and raised a far more powerful army and came down to conquer Israel. Peace did come. It came with victory!

We pray for your protection. We pray for your victory. Thank you and your men for being strong and courageous, defending your families and homes!


July 1, 2007 Posted by | Freedom | Leave a comment

Our Soldiers

Our flag does still wave because of young people who are committed to serving our nation. Thank you!

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Jim Higgins
A mobilized Army Reserve Chaplain from Atlanta, currently stationed in Balad, Iraq at LSA Anaconda
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I recently attended a showing of “Spiderman 3” here at LSA Anaconda.
As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through the National Anthem the music stopped.
Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments, and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.
Here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier stood at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice, then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand Soldiers

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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June 30, 2007 Posted by | Freedom, Uncategorized, Uplifting | Leave a comment

Duty to Country is Family Affair

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Duty to Country Is Family Affair for Edmondsons
— Many children follow in their parents footsteps, but very rarely do the parents follow their in their children’s footsteps.
Spc. Michael Edmondson, postal operations specialist, 747th Adjutant General Postal Company, who has been stationed at FOB Marez since November, heard in January that the Army was sending him a very unique present.
“I was pretty excited when I heard my dad was going to be here,” said Michael.
Michael’s father, Lt. Col. Guy Edmondson, military transition team commander, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, had spent four months trying to find a way to get sent back to Iraq.
“I started working different ways to volunteer for Iraq in August, when I found out he was deploying,” said Guy. “When I found out in January that we were going to be at the same base I was surprised.”
The father and son reunited the good, old-fashioned American way, over a meal at the dining facility, March 1.

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June 30, 2007 Posted by | Freedom, Uncategorized, Uplifting | Leave a comment