Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
(2 Chronicles 20:12)

Today's Worship:

Kalley Heiligenthal - "Ever Be"

Worship Him together . . . here . . .

United in the Kingdom of God . . . under the Cross of Christ
The Middle East in Focus

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

1. French president postpones Paris peace conference - Israel Hayom

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that an international conference due in late May in Paris aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was being delayed but would take place this summer.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault had proposed May 30 for the conference, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was not available on that date, Hollande told Europe 1 radio.

"John Kerry cannot come on May 30," Hollande said. "It's postponed, it will take place, it will take place in the course of the summer."
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2. Egyptian president calls on Israelis, Palestinians to take historic steps to peace - Jerusalem Post

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made an unusual impromptu appeal on Tuesday to both Israelis and Palestinians to take historic steps for peace, just as his country had done in 1979.

"If by our combined efforts and real desire, we can all achieve a solution to this problem and find hope for the Palestinians and security for the Israelis, history will write a new page that will be no less and might even be more of an achievement than the signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel forty years ago," Sisi said during a speech in the southern city of Assiut.
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3. Netanyahu Praises Sisi's Calls for Talks, Says Israel Will Work with Arabs for Peace - The Tower

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's recent push for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, saying in a statement Tuesday that Israel is "ready to participate" in efforts to advance diplomacy.

"I welcome Egyptian President El-Sisi's remarks and his willingness to make every effort to advance a future of peace and security between us and the Palestinians and the peoples of the region," Netanyahu stated. "Israel is ready to participate with Egypt and other Arab states in advancing both the diplomatic process and stability in the region. I appreciate President El-Sisi's work and also draw encouragement from his leadership on this important issue."

Sisi said in a live televised speech Tuesday that there was a "real opportunity" for Israelis and Palestinians to make peace. He called on the parties to take lessons from the "real and stable peace" between Israel and Egypt.
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4. Abbas welcomes Egypt's call for peace talks - Israel National News

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday evening welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's call for a peace agreement between Israel and the PA.

In a statement quoted by Israeli media, Abbas said he welcomed the Egyptian president's efforts to achieve peace and establish a Palestinian state.

Abbas also highlighted "Egypt's historic role in supporting the Palestinian cause."

Hamas also welcomed Sisi's statement, though its comment focused more on his call to achieve unity between rival Palestinian factions.
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5. Former IDF General: We Are Not the Palestinian Defense Forces - Algemeiner

According to the report, Shmuel Zakai made this comment during an interview with Israel's Army Radio, following the scandal surrounding the release of 10-year-old recordings of IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan. In the tapes, Golan - who made headlines on Holocaust Remembrance Day for comparing Israel to 1930s Germany - said that "soldiers must put themselves at risk to prevent injuring innocent civilians."

Though Zakai, who today serves as the general director of Ben-Gurion Airport - did not mention Golan by name in the interview, he referred to and rebutted his positions.

"Theoretically, everybody wants everything - to execute missions with no harm to IDF soldiers or innocent civilians," he said. "But when you are in a combat situation, you have to choose between values. This choice brings us back to the foundation on which the army is built. . . Its essence is to protect the citizens of the state of Israel. All citizens of the state swear the soldier's oath to carry out their missions and to protect [Israeli] civilians while risking their own lives. In other words, it is not only permissible to risk their lives to protect their civilians, it is their duty to do so."
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The Daily Brief

1. House Rules committee blocks provision to require women to register for military draft - AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft. The committee's chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said in a statement Tuesday the action was taken to prevent what he called a "reckless policy" from moving forward without closer study of its impact. The Rules Committee wields substantial influence over legislation before it moves to the House floor.

But the debate over whether women should register is far from over. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted last week to include a draft registration requirement for women in its version of the annual defense policy bill.

The Senate committee's measure calls for women to sign up with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18 - just as men are - beginning in January 2018, according to a summary of the legislation released by the committee.

If the draft requirement makes it through the full Senate, then the issue will have to be settled by a House-Senate conference committee. Conservatives have warned that the move is a dangerous blurring of gender lines. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that You have revealed this provision in the Defense Policy Bill that would have forced women to register for the draft. We have often prayed that You would "reveal the secret things", and, indeed, You have in this instance. We pray that this provision will never succeed in passing. We thank You that You have the utmost respect and love for women, and that You protect them. We are grateful! In Your Name we pray, Amen.

- "In the same way, women must be respected by others. They must not speak evil of others. They must be self-controlled and trustworthy in everything." (I Timothy 3:11)

2. Senate Confirms Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Leader Of Military Service - NPR

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to the position of Army secretary, making him the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service. The confirmation comes eight months after President Obama nominated Fanning to the position.

"The voice vote approval Tuesday came after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dropped his opposition to Fanning after a senior Pentagon official told him that no detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would be sent to the Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, or other facilities in the United States," The Associated Press reports. (Read more)

- Lord God, here we go again. We stand in the gap for those in authority within the Pentagon for upholding the gay agenda by proposing this nominee, and we stand in the gap for the U.S. Senate for accepting this nomination.

Lord God, our enemy continues to encroach, little by little, against Your established order in society, for it is written that "Male and female He created them." We come against this move, and we ask You to bring Eric Flanning to salvation in Your Name, amen.

- "He created them male and female and blessed them . . ." (Genesis 5:2)

3. DHS agent hits Obama for 'submission to jihad' - WND

As a recently retired Department of Homeland Security officer, Philip Haney closely followed the investigation of the massacre in San Bernardino last December carried out by Syed Farook and his Saudi Arabian wife, Tashfeen Malik. When the name of the Southern California mosque attended by Farook turned up in a news story days after the attack, Haney sat straight up in his chair and yelled at his computer screen: "That's my case!"

As he recounts in his new book chronicling his remarkably eventful 14 years as a founding DHS member . . . Haney had developed a case on a worldwide Islamic movement known as Tablighi Jamaat.

The case drew the "concern" of the State Department and the DHS's Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office. Not because it alerted frontline officers to a threat to the nation's security, but because the Obama administration believed it unfairly singled out Muslims.

To the astonishment of Haney and many of his colleagues at the National Targeting Center - which provides background and actionable intelligence to Customs and Border Protection agents - the Obama administration ultimately shut down the case. (Read more here.)

Learn more about Phil Haney's new book, "See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad," please go here.

- Father, we thank You that there are still citizens in our nation, like Phil Haney, who are not afraid to serve as whistleblowers, where needed. We ask that Your hand of protection would rest upon this brave man and his family, and that those who are guilty of these charges would be held accountable. We ask this in Your name, amen.

- "These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts . . ." (Zechariah 8:16)

4. South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks - Reuters

CHARLESTON, SC The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday passed a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life was at risk, making it the 17th U.S. state to approve such a ban.

The bill will head to Republican Governor Nikki Haley's desk, who indicated in March that she would likely sign the legislation. Her office could not be immediately reached for comment.

The act, proposed last year in South Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature, passed after it was stripped of exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape of incest. The Senate had approved the bill in March.

Sixteen other states have passed similar laws as conservatives seek to chip away at the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion. Courts have overturned the bans in three states. (Read more)

- Lord God, we do thank You for this move by the legislature in the State of South Carolina, and we ask that their governor, Nikki Haley, will sign this into law. Lord God, we continue to lift up this state, though, and every other state before Your Throne of Grace, asking that, in the end, ALL abortions are made illegal in our land. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayer, in Your name, amen.

- "Now choose life, so that you and your children may live." (Deut. 30:19)

5. Meteor streaks through night sky over New England - CBS News

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Portland, Maine, overnight, lighting up the darkness and startling those who saw it. CBS Portland affiliate WGME reports it happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Several police officers caught the meteor on their dashcams and posted the videos online.

"The meteor (or alien spaceship) was caught on camera at approximately 0050 hours. Let's hope the visitors are friendly," the Portland Police Department wrote in a tongue-in-cheek Facebook post.

"As fireball observations go, this one was huge," the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum said in a press release announcing a $20,000 reward for the first person who finds and turns in a meteorite weighing at least one kilogram (2.2 pounds) for the museum to display.

"Based on hundreds of eyewitness accounts collated and analyzed by the American Meteor Society, it's clear that the meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere over Maine and its terminal explosion occurred about 30 km west of Rangeley, Maine, in Franklin County," the museum wrote.

CBS Boston reports the meteor could be seen as far south as New Jersey and as far north as Nova Scotia. The American Meteor Society posted a stunning photo of it on Twitter, along with a map showing areas where viewers spotted the fireball.

> > > Read more and view the video of this cosmic display here.

- Lord God, the heavens are trumpeting Your Glory. GLORY!

- "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)

6. Kerry's Cairo visit, Sisi's speech has fueled speculation US-Egyptian initiative might be in works - Jerusalem Post

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for a brief visit Wednesday just one day after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dramatically urged Palestinians and Israelis to take historic steps for peace.

Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, the second such phone call in a week. In Cairo he will meet with Sisi to speak about the frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Kerry's Cairo visit, Sisi's speech and attempts by Netanyahu to bring opposition leader Issac Herzog's Labor party into the coalition has fueled speculation that a behind-the scenes US-Egyptian initiative might be in the works. (Read more)

- Abba, once again it seems that Israel will be pressured to reach a "peace agreement" with the Palestinians, in an ongoing effort by every U.S. president since Truman, to build a "legacy" for themselves in bringing peace to that region. We pray for You to be ever-present in every conversation, and decision. You are our Prince of Peace, and our High Priest. May these talks result in good for that region, and not evil. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

- "We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror. The snorting of the enemy's horses is heard from Dan; at the neighing of their stallions, the whole land trembles. They have come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who live there." (Jeremiah 8:15,16)

7. Saudi Arabia's big U.S. stake finally revealed - USA Today

The U.S. Treasury has finally revealed Saudi Arabia's holdings of U.S. debt - after four decades of keeping it secret. And it's big.

The oil-rich nation was holding $116.8 billion in U.S. Treasuries as of March 2016, the Treasury Department disclosed this week. That ended its long-standing practice of grouping the amount with other nations ever since Treasury began providing records on foreign ownership in 1974. Saudi Arabia's holdings weren't broken out separately, but grouped in with more than a dozen other nations mainly members of OPEC.

Investors for the first time can see how the oil-rich nation ranks in terms of owning U.S. government securities. Saudi Arabia lands as the 13th largest foreign holder of U.S. treasuries just behind India at $118.9 billion and ahead of Singapore with $112.7 billion. Saudi Arabia's holdings dipped 2.5% from the record $119.8 billion the country held in February. (Read more)

- Lord, again we thank You for revealing the secret things, the massive U.S. debt that Saudi Arabia holds against us. We ask that we not enable our enemies to profit from us, as a nation, please. May we become more fiscally responsible for our own debt, and use real wisdom from You to neutralize that debt, we pray. Thank You, Lord. In Your Name, we pray, Amen.

- "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law." (Romans 13:8)

8. Russia is Not Happy About New American Anti-Missile System - Yahoo News

A new American anti-missile system in Romania has prompted bitter complaints from neighboring Russia. The system, designed to shoot down missiles aimed at Europe from the Middle East, is seen by Russia as a threat to its own nuclear deterrent. (Read more)

- Lord, we are sorry to see Russia's reaction to our new anti-missile system in Romania. We have seen a steady decline in our relationship with Russia, and can see that they are still holding fast to their old aggressive inclinations. We ask for peace in this area of the world, and between our two nations. May we work for good and not evil, and bring peace and stability in this region of the world, we pray. Amen.

- "Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil: Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe (judgment is coming) to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever and shrewd in their own sight."good evil!" (Isaiah 5:20,21)

9. IS said to have lost half the area it once claimed in Iraq - Times of Israel

The Islamic State group has continued losing control over territory across Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, including almost half of what it had once held in Iraq.

The Defense Department had previously estimated that IS fighters had lost control of about 40 percent of the territory they claimed in Iraq and about 10 percent of the land they held in Syria.

Those tallies had gone up in recent weeks, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. "The number right now in Iraq is about 45 percent of the territory they once held has been recovered," Cook said. "The number in Syria is anywhere between 16 to 20 percent." (Read more) (Read more)

- Father, we cry out for mercy for these citizens who live in the heart of Canada. Is Your judgment now falling upon them, even as their new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced a new push for transgender rights in that land? We ask for Your mercy, O Lord, amen.

- "LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The General Welfare and you

Let us be reminded of the Preamble to the US Constitution that most of us over 50 had to memorize and recite before our middle school classes says, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Contemporary politicians seem to switch up provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare by cutting the budget on defense and redistributing wealth in "providing" the common welfare. Even so, there is a deeper problem.

The current Administration has broken the law and violated the Constitution by its refusal to secure the borders of our nation. It is no secret that illegals and Islamic colonizers are beneficiaries of hard-earned tax dollars being taken from legal citizens and redistributed to illegals and aliens for health care, housing, food, and clothing. This, during a time when record numbers of Americans have dropped out of the workforce and have given up hope of finding a job. Now think about this: the state of Minnesota has an entire website dedicated to "Refugee Health." It talks about several diseases that these "refugees" the White House is "resettling" in Minnesota have brought with them, primarily from Somalia.

Minnesota is a prime example of failed leftist policies and the danger they present. The site states: Tuberculosis (TB) has surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. Data from 2015 show that the number of TB cases has increased (by 1.7 percent) nationally for the first time in 23 years, with a total of 9,563 TB cases reported.... In 2014, 22 percent of refugees screened tested positive for LTBI (latent tuberculosis infection)." Somalia refugees accounted for 26% of the TB cases in Minnesota. Disease, crime, terrorist activities, and representation of Islam in Congress (Keith Ellison, D-Mn) emanates from this population near Minneapolis. And this could become a common trend nationwide.

Breitbart reports that the US government resettles more than 70,000 refugees each year and thousands more come illegally. They are bringing in TB, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and other diseases that were nearly eradicated in the US. The Centers for Disease Control states that 66% of reported TB cases in the US occurred from foreign-born persons. Illegal immigration and Islamic colonization under the guise of "refugee resettlement" are policies of the White House allowed by Congress that have long-term ramifications on our general welfare. There is a reason the Lord commands in Leviticus 24:22, "You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country." One law under God brings order, health, protection to all, and other great benefits. Politicians would do well to heed it.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson


'Toilet terrorists' get U.S. military hero canned

A revered military leader, retired Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, has been dismissed from his teaching post at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia for comments he made responding to President Obama's order to public schools to allow boys who "identify" as girls to use girls restrooms and changing facilities. In a Facebook statement, Boykin confirmed the college's move.

"Let me make it official and let you all know that I have been terminated from teaching at Hampden-Sydney College after nine years there. Hampden Sydney is the 10th oldest college in America and is one of the two men's colleges left in
#America. Let me begin by saying that it is a fine school with some very good young men who give me hope for the future. There are also a few very good faculty members who I consider to be good friends and true patriots. They stood with me through this whole situation as the school made the decision to terminate me and I appreciate everything that these friends at the school did to try and help."
Boykin once commanded the Army's elite Delta Force and currently is vice president of Family Research Council. He's also a WND board member. He was targeted by radical LGBT activists who, through emails, telephone calls and social media, demanded the college part ways with Boykin. Boykin said the "bottom line is that I oppose these so called '#Bathroom' bills that let men go into women's locker rooms, showers, and toilets and I have been very public about it."
At Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ website, the attackers were dubbed "Toilette Terrorists."

"Through tweets, emails and phone calls some 150 radical gender fluidity activists bombarded the college mischaracterizing Boykin's remarks as a call for violence against homosexuals and 'transgendered' people and demanding that Gen. Boykin be fired," a commentary said. "And like Target, Starbucks, and other supporters of Obama's bathroom edict, Hampton-Sydney College caved in to political correctness and complied with the radicals' demands - even though they were based on a gross mischaracterization of Boykin's remarks.

"We use the broader French 'toilette' because Obama's rules aren't limited to sharing the toilet in the restroom. They extend to any place one might engage in personal hygiene or the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to one's appearance: the shower, the locker room, restroom, etc."

Boykin concluded: "Folks, this is immoral and dangerous to allow predators to enter any place where a woman has the right to expect privacy and security. I hope that all who read this will take a stand to protect our wives, mothers, and daughters/granddaughters. This is not about what happened to me at the college. I am done there and the school will not miss me. It is a good school but it is changing like all colleges. Focus rather on the real issue of stopping the insanity that endangers the women and girls that we care about in our lives."

He pointed out FRC has a petition offering an opportunity to voice opposition to Obama's bathroom policy.

If people don't speak up, he said, "there's no limit to what President Obama's administration, or future liberal presidents, will be emboldened to do." (World Net Daily) Read more here.

The Persecuted Church

Wife of Chinese Christian Lawyer is Released; Husband and Son Remain Criminally Detained

(Wenzhou, Zhejiang-May, 17, 2016) A detained Christian was released on Friday in China's coastal Zhejiang region; however, her husband, a pastor, and the couple's oldest son are still in detention.

Xiang Lihua was criminally detained on April 25 for "gathering a crowd to disturb social order," along with her husband, Wang Xiaowu. The couple has been providing legal counsel for churches affected by the cross demolition campaign in Zhejiang.

The couple's oldest son was detained for "obstructing public service" when he attempted to prevent his parents' apprehension.
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Classic Hymns

Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:


"In my Father's house are many rooms . . . I am going there to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2)


There are loved ones in the glory, Whose dear forms you often miss; When you close your earthly story, Will you join them in their bliss?


Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
In a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

In the joyous days of childhood, Oft they told of wondrous love, Pointed to the dying Savior Now they dwell with Him above.


You remember songs of heaven Which you sang with childish voice, Do you love the hymns they taught you, Or are songs of earth your choice?


You can picture happy gatherings Round the fireside long ago, And you think of tearful partings, When they left you here below:


One by one their seats were emptied, One by one they went away; Here the circle has been broken- Will it be complete one day?



Please go here.

(Sung by Randy Travis)

About the Author:

Words: Ada R. Ha­ber­shon, 1907

Melody: Charles H. Gabriel

Author: Ada R. Habershon Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home.

In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published.

The version we probably all know was made famous by "Country Music's First Family," the Carter Family. "Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)" is A.P. Carter's reworking of the hymn. First recorded 81 years ago in Camden, New Jersey on May 27, 1928, the song became one of the Carter family's "signature" songs and has since become almost synonymous with country music itself, having been called the greatest country song ever written.

Signs and Wonders

Canada wildfire threatens Fort McMurray again as thousands evacuated

At least 12,000 people have been asked to evacuate oil sand camps close to the Canadian town of Fort McMurray after a fresh wildfire began to shift to the north.

According to the BBC, more than 8,000 people were urged to leave the area on Monday night, in addition to 4,000 people who had already been issued with evacuation orders.

Canada's Alberta province has been battling its worst wildfire in recent memory, with 80,000 people already evacuated from the town of Fort McMurray after the blaze began two weeks ago.

Air pollution in the city remains at dangerous levels, with a recent reading putting it at 38 - far in excess of Canada's most dangerous level of 10. (The Telegraph UK) Read more

- Father God, we ask for Your hand of mercy to fall upon the people of Canada who are being threatened by this conflagration. We wonder if their Prime Minister's recent statement on transgenders might have brought about this judgment on their land. If so, we again ask for Your mercy. In Your Name, amen.

- "In wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)

The Good News Corner

Noah's Ark Wins in Court!

Building a replica of Noah's Ark is the ambitious goal of a $150-million development project in Northern Kentucky by an organization named "Answers in Genesis," led by its enthusiastic co-founder Ken Ham. He predicts that up to two million people will visit this park annually, after it opens this summer. When completed, this modern Noah's Ark will be a massive structure the length of nearly two football fields, raised 15 feet off the ground. This project received an added boost by a court ruling in its favor in January, in the case of Ark Encounter v. Parkinson.

The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet originally approved tax incentives for this development, as it would for any project that attracts so many tourists to Kentucky. But then the government officials reversed themselves, declaring that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prevents them from giving a tax break to a project that includes some Christian messages. This reversal by the Kentucky government against the Ark left it "high and dry," one might say, as the Christian group had already bought hundreds of acres of farmland in Kentucky based on the promised tax incentives. So the modern-day Noah sued in federal court, where district judge Gregory Van Tatenhove presided. In a brilliant decision observing "that some interaction between church and state is 'inevitable,'" the judge ruled that the State of Kentucky itself had actually violated the First Amendment rights of the modern-day Noah, by discriminating against his group on the basis of his "religious beliefs, purpose, mission, message, or conduct."
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Election 2016: Prayer Resources

Election 2016: Prayer Resources

"Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)

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