Trump’s Supreme Court nominees deliver another 6-3 win for religious liberty

Last Friday the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade, pushing the regulation of abortion down to the individual states. All 3 of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, who were all opposed by #EvangelicalsForBiden, voted against abortion. On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered another huge win for conservatives. Again, all 3 of Trump’s judges voted in favor of religious liberty.

Here’s the story from Daily Wire:

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that a public high school football coach in the state of Washington had his First Amendment rights violated after he was placed on administrative leave by the school district and banned from participating in the football program for praying on the field after games in view of students.

“SCOTUS sides with a high school football coach in a First Amendment case about prayer at the 50-yard-line,” SCOTUS Blog tweeted Monday morning. “In a 6-3 ruling, SCOTUS says the public school district violated the coach’s free speech and free exercise rights when it barred him from praying on the field after games.” The case was ruled along ideological lines.

The case was ruled along ideological lines, with all 3 of Trump’s judges favoring religious liberty, and all 3 of the judges favored by Obama and Biden voting against religious liberty.

Remember that Neil Gorsuch was one of Trump’s Supreme Court nominees.

Here is what he wrote in the majority opinion:

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress,” Gorsuch wrote. “Religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination.”

But not every Christian supports religious liberty. Some of them oppose religious liberty. How do we know that? You have to look at who they support during elections.

Understanding #EvangelicalsForBiden

Consider this article from 2016, where The Gospel Coalition argues against voting for Trump.

The title is: “Evangelical Leaders: Tell Us to Vote for Clinton“:

Trump’s nomination has presented evangelical Christians with a difficult choice: support Trump, support Hillary Clinton, vote for a third alternative who is unlikely to win, or don’t vote at all. To their credit, many evangelical leaders have ruled out that first option – they recognize just what an unacceptable candidate Trump is and what harm he would do to our country as president.

That’s in The Gospel Coalition. They should rename their website The Secular Leftist Coalition.

It’s shocking that these woke evangelicals opposed Donald Trump in 2016. BUT THEY EVEN OPPOSED HIM IN 2020, when his record of judicial nominations was known to all. That shows what they really believe about abortion and religious liberty. Given the choice between Trump’s SCOTUS nominees, and the Women’s Health Protection Act / Equality Act combo, they supported Biden. They want the Democrats – secular leftists – to pick the Supreme Court judges. Remember that in November.

Disney offers to pay for employees’ abortion expenses

I’ve always been confused about why so many prominent “conservative” Christians major in entertainment and make-believe.  They know a lot about professional sports, popular movies, and fiction books. They love their entertainment, especially Star Wars and Disney. But are those entertainment-makers respectful of Christian views and values?

Here’s a report from Life News about one of those entertainment-making corporations – Disney – which is very popular with many conservative Christians.

Excerpt:

Walt Disney World, a company founded to bring joy and entertainment to children, told employees Friday that it will pay their travel expenses to have their unborn babies aborted.

The news came after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling Friday morning. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision means states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again,.

The Orange County Register reports Walt Disney World announced the new employee “benefit” in direct response to the high court ruling.

The company, which employs about 80,000 people in Florida, described the killing of unborn babies in abortions as “quality healthcare” and told Reuters that it is “committed” to ensuring its employees have access to abortions, according to the report.

A new Florida law that bans abortions after 15 weeks is scheduled to go into effect July 1. Though not a total abortion ban, pro-life advocates believe the law will save thousands of unborn babies from mid- and late-term abortions every year.

The facts of that article were also picked up in other places, like the New York Post, but I prefer to link to Life News.

There’s a longer list of companies who will pay for their employees’ abortion expenses here.

Here’s an article by The Federalist, talking about the Disney employee who does the voice of the main character in a recent Disney movie:

In response to the criticisms of the bigots who complain about the presence of a same-sex kiss in a film for children, Evans, the voice of this version of Buzz Lightyear, spoke bluntly in a recent interview with Reuters Television, insisting that those who oppose LGBTQIA characters in children’s films are not worthy of your concern. Their complaints will perish with them. Their bigotry will be swept into the dustbin of history. You simply need to wait for them to enter extinction.

Previously, I wrote about how Disney opposed a religious freedom bill, and about how they supported grooming children with LGBT propaganda. But none of this seems to bother the “conservative” Christian leaders, who just don’t want to fight a “culture war” over trivial things like the complementarity of sexes, the definition of marriage, or the right to life of the unborn. It takes work to read books on pro-marriage apologetics and pro-life apologetics. Much better to skip those books and watch the latest entertainment produced by the secular left.

I try not to buy anything from Disney and related companies like ESPN, because I don’t want to give money to people who war against my Christian worldview and values. But it seems like in the church, people know more about Star Wars and Disney than they know about the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. It’s astonishing, but it’s true. There’s all this emphasis on fun activities and worship songs, but no one can give a defense of the most basic Christian truth claims. “Don’t Judge!” is the new religion of the woke elites.  Star Wars is their Bible. And Disneyland is their Mecca.

Whenever I hear someone talk about Star Wars or Disney, I immediately think “this person’s real religion is entertainment, not Christianity”. I once accidentally let that slip out to one of my co-workers, and he shrieked “how can you say that about Matt? He is a rock star Christian – he’s married and he has children.” Yes, he even has a Calvinist beard, and is very rugged and manly! A real Christian for sure! That’s where we are now – Christianity isn’t about worldview or debate, it’s about looking the part that the church wants you to play to suck other people into the fun-loving community.

Knight and Rose Show – Episode 11: Women and Islam

Welcome to episode 11 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, we talk about what Rose observed about women living in majority-Muslim countries, and the root causes of their situation. If you like this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our Youtube channel. We would appreciate it if you left us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Podcast description:

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Episode 11:

Episode  Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss her observations of how women live in several Islamic countries, specifically discussing honor killings, education, health care, polygamy, consent, “temporary marriages”, domestic violence, etc. Rose explains the “excellent pattern of conduct” in Islam. We discuss Islam’s views of women, sex and marriage, referencing their most authoritative texts. We contrast Islam’s teachings with the teachings of Christianity. We discuss whether these teachings are still practiced today.

Speaker biographies

Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at winteryknight.com since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.

Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.

Notes

When WK was talking about grooming gangs in the UK, he mentioned “Rotterdam”. WK meant Rotterham. Please see the references below for his previous posts on this topic, which mentions many of the cities where the gangs operated.

References

Excellent pattern of conduct:

  • Qur’an 33:21
  • Qur’an 59:7

Aisha:

  • Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3380

INTERVIEW – Dr. Wayne Grudem – Highlights and Reflections (regarding Wayne Grudem’s concern for his wife’s health)

Women and Hell:

  • Sahih al-Bukhari 1052

Islam, rape, and sex-trafficking in European countries by Wintery Knight

Muslim leader of underage sex-trafficking gang gets 22-year sentence by Wintery Knight

Police and social workers ignored sex-trafficking, rape and abuse by Muslims by Wintery Knight

Telford sex-trafficking ring involving up to thousand children was run by “Asian” men by Wintery Knight

Middle Eastern men who ran Oxford child sex-trafficking ring found guilty by Wintery Knight

UK police knew about Muslim child sex gang but refused to prosecute by Wintery Knight

UK authorities ignored gang of Muslim pedophiles who raped more than 1400 children by Wintery Knight

In the UK, which crime is worse? Sex trafficking, gang-rape or hate speech? by Wintery Knight

Members of another UK-based Middle Eastern men sex-trafficking ring sentenced by Wintery Knight

Underage teen girl forced into daily sex by Muslim “grooming” gang in Rotherham, UK by Wintery Knight

BBC documentary on Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade

Domestic violence:

  • Qur’an 4:34
  • Sahih al-Bukhari 5825

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Music attribution:

Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5744-strength-of-the-titans
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