House Republicans demand answers from Biden admin over grants ‘to promote atheism worldwide’

BY PGF
1 month, 1 week ago

The void left by atheism is easily filled by father government. The promoters of this must know that.

“The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was officially titled ‘DRL FY20 IRF Promoting and Defending Religious Freedom Inclusive of Atheist, Humanist, Non-Practicing and Non-Affiliated Individuals,’” Banks and the Republicans wrote.

And this news: Supreme Court declines religious challenge to COVID-19 vaccine mandates in New York

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to take up a challenge to a vaccine mandate for health workers in New York that does not include a religious exemption, the latest decision in which the high court has allowed state health requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic to stand.

That’s not good at all. Having long-term authoritarian implications, you can be confident the government(s) will use it against you again.


Comments

  1. On July 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, Sisu said:

    Even before Lincoln (“Battle Hymn of the Republic”) the government of the United States of America was moving toward “government as the ‘state religion'”.

    Riddle me the difference between “state religion” and “establishment of religion” ? … Please include references to the statutory definition of “religion”.

    LBJ confirmed this with the infamous “Johnson Amendment” to which mostly all clergy of then major organized religions deferred – afraid of losing their “preferential tax status”.

    As recently, the “Dobbs Opinion” speaks to – the federal government never received “delegated authority” to make “moral decisions”.

    We (the”People”) of the United States of America no longer live in a “republic”.

    We are the “brethren” and “sheep” of a “theocracy” which is attempting to dominate (the idiots in DC actually believe they can control the EU and WEF) the World.

    “So Brain, what do you want to do tonight ?”

  2. On July 1, 2022 at 6:46 pm, PGF said:

    Yeah, the 501(c)3 thing is a major problem. It’s partly what’s at the core of the failure of the American Church.

  3. On July 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm, Sisu said:

    Tax exempt, non- (not-for) profit organizations – “religious” originated charities – were once the “safety net”. … Now they are merely an established tax avoidance scheme.

    In the 1800s local physicians and hospitals charged those who could pay and yet served all.

    Wilson (the first “out of the closet” progressive to) corrupt(ed) the “imperfect solution” which the federal government was with the 16th and 17th Amendments (both of which have questionable ratification processes).

    This following the corruptions of the reconstruction amendments, largely unnecessary and then misinterpreted by SCOTUS (now stare decisis, e.g., 14th). And, the legislation such as the “Dick Act” (appropriately mis-titled the “Efficiency in Militia Act of 1903”, which obviated the “militia” (necessary to a free republic)).

    But, we’re nearing 50 years past the “bi-centennial”; almost a record for a republic.

  4. On July 1, 2022 at 9:46 pm, William said:

    Obviously the Supreme Court isn’t immune from Fauci’s marketing plan for his Big Pharma masters, relegating health care workers into a second class category as compared to everyone else. Thanks Amy Barrett!

    If governors keep pushing the the gene juice onto health care workers (even those who have already had covid), they’re gonna have to start importing more techs, nurses and doctors from third world countries to take up the slack from those who’ve quit.

    Already at my hospital, the imaging schedule is being cut back for outpatients because there aren’t enough CT techs to run the scanners (even the ones they do have are nothing more than glorified button pushers, but that’s another story). First time such cutbacks has happened in my 20 years there.

    The era of constraints has arrived, as planned for and engineered by the Davos crowd and WEF graduates.

  5. On July 2, 2022 at 3:00 am, Hudson Luce said:

    I haven’t read the pleadings. In its holding, the Second Circuit court stated that “Section 2.61 contains no “exemption” for personnel who oppose vaccination on religious or any other grounds not covered by the medical exemption; however, as we discuss below, the Rule does not prohibit employers from providing religious objectors with accommodations. … To obtain a preliminary injunction that “will affect government action taken in the public interest pursuant to a statute or regulatory scheme, the moving party must demonstrate (1) irreparable harm absent injunctive relief, (2) a likelihood of success on the merits, and (3) public interest weighing in favor of granting the injunction.” … The First Amendment forbids the enactment of laws, either state or federal, that “prohibit[ ] the free exercise” of religion. U.S. Const., amend. I. But not all laws that burden an individual’s exercise of religion contravene this deeply rooted prohibition. Nor do they always trigger heightened scrutiny. The Supreme Court has long applied the standard set out by Justice Scalia for the Court in Employment Division v. Smith to determine whether a democratically enacted law that burdens religious practice is properly considered under rational basis review or strict scrutiny. See 494 U.S. at 879, 110 S.Ct. 1595 ; Fulton v. City of Philadelphia , ––– U.S. ––––, 141 S. Ct. 1868, 1876, 210 L.Ed.2d 137 (2021). … Under Smith , a “neutral law of general applicability” is subject to rational basis review even if it incidentally burdens a particular religious practice. 494 U.S. at 878–79, 110 S.Ct. 1595 ; see also Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah , 508 U.S. 520, 531, 113 S.Ct. 2217, 124 L.Ed.2d 472 (1993). We have observed that “[t]he teaching of Smith is that a state can determine that a certain harm should be prohibited generally, and a citizen is not, under the auspices of her religion, constitutionally entitled to an exemption.” Central Rabbinical Congress of the U.S. & Canada v. N.Y.C. Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene , 763 F.3d 183, 196 (2d Cir. 2014). But if a law is not neutral towards religion or is not generally applicable, it falls outside the boundaries of Smith. Then, for such a law to survive, it “must be justified by a compelling governmental interest and must be narrowly tailored to advance that interest.” Lukumi , 508 U.S. at 531–32, 113 S.Ct. 2217.

    Because they seek a preliminary injunction, Plaintiffs bear the initial burden of establishing a likelihood of success on the merits. In the context of their First Amendment claim, this means that Plaintiffs must show that they are likely to succeed on their claim that Section 2.61 is not a neutral or generally applicable rule.” https://casetext.com/case/we-the-patriots-us-inc-v-hochul

    The Second Circuit found that the rule was neutral and generally applicable, thus only a rational basis need be found for the Rule. The plaintiffs may have failed to argue that the vaccines did not prevent infection, did not stop spread, and posed significant potential risks, and that the recipient was wholly liable for any adverse consequences. Under those facts there’s no rational basis for the Rule, since for vaccines to be effective as a public health measure, they must, at a minimum, greatly reduce or entirely stop spread, which these vaccines have been admitted, per Dr Rachel Walensky at CDC, not to do. Neither do they stop infection, per same source. And there is growing evidence that they cause irreparable harm, from autoimmune reactions up to and including death. And injured recipients have no recourse at law against the makers or providers.

  6. On July 3, 2022 at 10:52 am, Ned said:

    Not currently attending a 501(c)3 church. One time too many I listened to “Romans 13, submit to government” bull#hit, along with “illegal aliens are children of God” too,” sprinkied with “I don’t want any of the rice you buried” (an actual quote from a pastor on the last sermon I heard, slamming preppers for preparing for their families, while the church bulletin begged for food items for the poor. So don’t protect your family and illegals replacing citizens is somehow okay.

    If this country’s founders and revolutionary war clergy clung to the government cucked, Romans 13 version today’s corporate churches cite, we’d all still have a king or queen.

    Meanwhile, Christians in Africa are being murdered by islamists, and no American Christian churches have a solution other than prayer. These African Christians need AK 47s and prayer, or soon enough there’s not going to be any living Christians. Why are US Christian churches so unbelievably cucked? Oh, right – they’re tax exempt corporations, and owe their allegiance and existence to the almighty state.

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