The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press; the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. Specifically with regard to "religion" it states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Many on the left have tried for at least 50 years to re-write history with regard to "separation of church and state" and to downgrade the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. This quote should satisfy both questions: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports ... and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington, Farewell Speech, 9/17/1796 (from "Being George Washington"). The Liberty Institute lists the many & varied current activities to attempt to eliminate Religious Freedom in America. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center found that the secret to sustained happiness lies in participating in religion. “The church appears to play a very important social role in keeping depression at bay and also as a coping mechanism during periods of illness in later life,” an author of the study said.

Trump Prayer Breakfast Attendees Leave With Hope for Unity and 'Positive Christian Progression'

from Christian Post,

Attendees of President Donald Trump's inaugural prayer breakfast on Friday morning left with a hopefulness that with prayer, Americans of all races and colors will become united under the presidency of the billionaire real estate mogul. A number of prominent religious figures, politicians and Trump supporters of different ethnicities gathered for the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. and heard addresses from a number of prominent political and religious leaders, including suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Alveda King, Los Angeles-based African-American bishop Clarence McClendon and others. Speaking to The Christian Post outside of the Trump hotel, attendees explained that the overall theme of the breakfast was to promote prayer and unity in what has become a politically divided American society that has tried to push faith out of the public square over the last few decades. Although a number of prophetic right-wing Christians believe that God has appointed Trump to be president in a time such as this to "make America great again," King, the niece of iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. reminded the prayer breakfast audience that America can "never be great until the yolk of racism is broken." She cited Acts 17:26 to assert that it was of "one blood" that "God made all the people to live together on the face of the Earth."

"We are not supposed to be colorblind," King stated. "We should be able to seek each other but those wonderful colors should bring us together, not divide us. So, I really pray that the new president and vice president and cabinets are bringing all Americans together and set an example around the world." Such a message resonated with John and Lisa Weber, who traveled from Illinois to attend the prayer breakfast and inauguration. "We are all one blood and we have to realize that if we will change this nation back, we have to be all together," John Weber told CP. "I think it is great that we all come together to pray for our country, for the president, for all the people of the United States. I think we need more of that and that was one of the points within the prayer meeting." Tim Barton, who works with the Texas-based WallBuilders LLC, an organization founded by Christian activist David Barton that promotes the idea that America was founded on religious and constitutional principles, told CP that the theme of the breakfast was promoting the idea that America needs to lift the president up in prayer in order to "see a unity in our nation with all colors and races, and that was kind of the theme throughout." "He was not who I was initially leaning for, but when it came down between him and Hillary [Clinton], I feel like that was a choice between a Jezebel and Sampson," Barton said. "On one side, a lot of Hillary's positions is that if you believe in traditional values, you would be punished for it. Although Trump does not promote those values, he did not want to punish people for them. With Sampson, he is not a morally solid guy but certainly someone that God used to bring deliverance to the people."

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