Merry Christmas to All

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. read more

When Was The Real First Thanksgiving? That Depends

On October 3, 1789, America’s first President under the 1787 Constitution, George Washington, issued a historic Thanksgiving George Washington's Thanksgiving ProclamationProclamation.  Congress had instructed him to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”  This he did.  Many consider this the nation’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation.  But was it?  Well, that depends.

There had been many previous days of a general giving of thanks in America’s history, some bearing little relation to our present holiday.  Many took place long before America was a country, under the reign of the monarchs of England.   read more

Now For the Real Story – of Thanksgiving

The Real Story of Thanksgiving

This year adults and children alike may come forth from their hermetically sealed COVID prevention bubbles and share their thoughts of Thanksgiving.

And maybe one family member will regale the others with the story of the first Thanksgiving – that so-called official story – the heartwarming tale of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared a bountiful feast together. But will they tell the real story – the truth about what actually happened on the Plymouth Plantation?

We’re told that the Pilgrims struggled for their survival when they landed in present-day Massachusetts in the 1620’s. Half of the Pilgrims starved to death or went back to England during the first year alone because of harsh winter weather and their lack of proper farming skills. Their chronic food shortages were ultimately resolved when the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn (maize) the following spring and together they celebrated their blessings with a huge feast. read more

The Latest Leftist Religious Denomination

by: Brent Smith

The left has always said the same thing regarding virtually all traditional religions – that they are devoid of science, logic and critical thought – that religion is just a man-made concoction to control the weak-minded.

But really, there is nothing more religious than leftism.

Like tradition religions, leftism has its own denominations and sects.

One may concentrate on Climate Change, another on race, yet another on gender, feminism, etc.

Although each denomination has its own unique sacrament, like windmills and solar panels, there does appear to be a one that is predominant among all leftism. read more

The Right to Assemble … in Church

by: Brent Smith

Last Friday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted Los Angeles church-goers the right to worship inside the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s draconian restrictions.

“Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon ruled that [Los Angeles County-based] Grace Community Church can continue to hold indoor services as long as worshippers wear face coverings and practice social distancing,” writes the Blaze.

For many conservatives, this was hailed as a major victory, striking a legal blow at the heart of the radical, anti-religion left.

Well, I guess, in one sense, it kind-of is, if one only considers the case superficially. But looking at this situation through a constitutionalist lense – even a Common one (get it?), it’s only a partial win. read more

WND Exclusive – Independence Day deaths marked by Divine Providence

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

There were five Founding Fathers who became president. Some would say that, no, in fact there were six. What about John Quincy Adams? Was he not a founder?

No he wasn’t. He was the son of second President John Adams, but was only a child of the Revolution.

The five, in order, were of course George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

It was Divine Providence that brought all these great men together at this exact place and this exact time in history. It was through acts of Divine Providence that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were crafted and signed. It was Divine Providence that assisted in the founding of our nation. read more

It’s Not July 4th, It’s Independence Day

by: Brent Smith 

On July 2, 1776, George Washington sent general orders to his officers explaining the war effort:

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. read more

Roberts Rules Against the First Amendment

by: Brent Smith

 If you are an American, you should be very worried about the latest decision – this latest precedent, decreed by the nine person oligarchy that currently rules our nation.
Whether you’re religious or not, this had better chill you to the bone.
And it proves, without a shadow of a doubt, what we “paranoid” conservatives have been trumpeting for years. That our country has indeed passed into a post-constitutional period in our history. Like everything else, that document, the Constitution, now serves but one purpose – that of a political tool, to twist and spin and wield against your enemies.

The First Amendment could not be any more clear regarding religious liberty. read more

City Overlords – We Must Keep Track of You

Kansas City, Missouri, is now permitting religious gatherings, but there is a catch: The church must maintain records of all attendees.

What are the details?

Churches across the city may reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and must make a comprehensive list of all attendees to remain in operation. read more

A Force Fed Call to Prayer

by: Brent Smith

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A good portion of America is still hopelessly stuck at home. Maybe you’re a single Mom or Dad, already going crazy, with maybe a house full of children who would normally be in school. You love your family – your children, but honestly, this stay at home thing is wearing a bit thin.

And I forgot to mention – you’re a leftist and an atheist – maybe living in say … Minneapolis.

And then, imagine if you will, this begins.

At 5:15 in the morning, as you and your entire family are sound asleep, you are abruptly awakened by the droning of a Christian Minister and the shriek of a Church choir. And for 3 to 5 minutes, 5 times a day, every day – at sunrise (pre-dawn) midday, afternoon, sunset, and night, this goes on.

You have to endure shouting and singing about how great God is.

How is this happening? I’m trapped at home having to endure this day in and day out.

You’re an atheist! Heck, even the sight of a religious symbol like a cross displayed in a public place gives you the heebie geebies! And now your local government officials – the Mayor and city council – leftists just like you, or so you thought, have given special permission to these bible thumpers to broadcast their myopic message, via loudspeakers, all over the city? read more