Christ Jesus prayed that all those who would believe in Him would be ONE, just as He and the Father are ONE; that they be brought to complete unity so that the world would know that He was sent by the Father. (John 17:20-23)
Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever
Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.
Today, it is criticalthat those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.
Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.
Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.
To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.
Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
SCHOOL THUMBS NOSE AT REQUIRED RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION
SCHOOL THUMBS NOSE AT REQUIRED RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION
Refuses to let students participate in 'released time' studies
The practice of “released time,” when students are excused to be absent from their public school for a short period to attend religious instruction nearby, specifically is authorized in Michigan state law, and has the endorsement of both the Michigan Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Public schools shouldn’t defy the law simply to appease an ill-informed person’s complaint,” said Timothy Denney, the author of the letter and one of nearly 3,200 attorneys allied with ADF. “If a parent provides a permission slip, release of a student for religious instruction is mandatory, not optional.”
The letter was prompted by the school district’s decision to erase that right for students starting for the next school year.
A local group, Bible Released Time, has been offering off-campus religious classes to students for several years, and non-school personnel teach.
But the ADF said after someone incorrectly complained to the district that it was “promoting religion,” the district decided the banish the practice, “even though the classes are lawful under both federal and state law,” ADF said.
WND could not obtain a comment from the school, as a recording said the district offices were closed mid-afternoon on Monday.
The letter notes that Michigan law states a district “shall” release a student if a parent provides a permission slip.
“The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly referred approvingly to its decision to uphold off-campus religious released time classes,” the letter explained. “Moreover, the Supreme Court’s 1952 approval of released time classes is still being relied upon as valid. As recently as August of 2004, a high level federal court approved the same framework for religious released time classes that was approved by the U.S. Supreme Court over 50 years earlier.”
The letter explains the ADF believes the district’s decision, “based on objections from outside third party groups and a non-custodial parent,” to forbid the students to attend the classes, is “unlawful.”
“We respectfully request it to be reversed immediately.”
“Under state law, written permission of a parent or guardian is required for students to attend the classes,” the letter continued. But if that is present, then “it is mandatory, not optional, for Michigan public schools to release students for released time religious instruction.”
“It is also worth noting that a very diverse group of organizations. Including the ACLU and the Christian Legal Society, have co-signed a ‘Joint Statement on Current Law on Religion and Public Schools’ which confirms that ‘schools have the discretion to dismiss students to off-premises religious instruction, provided the schools do not encourage or discourage participation or penalize those who do not attend,'” the organization explained.
“As a result of the school’s decision, there have been several…media reports inaccurately suggesting that off-campus Bible released time classes are unlawful. Release for future classes should be reinstated immediately,” the letter to the school district states.
“This shut-down should not be repeated. Also, the school should make it clear to media outlets that, after further investigation, the school has confirmed that allowing release of students for off-campus released time religious instruction is entirely consistent with state and federal law.”