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Capitol Hill Brief — Hurting with Those Who Hurt

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Friends, I want to urge you this week to remember in prayer our Coptic Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt.  You are probably aware of the latest terrorist attacks, right around Easter.  Bombs in two churches in Alexandria and Tanta, Egypt, took the lives of 47, leaving numerous more injured.

The situation is truly dire as they are targeted because of their faith.  I keep in close contact with a Coptic Christian community in Virginia and the reports are heartbreaking.  They tell me that everyone in the congregation now has family or friends who have suffered at the hands of these Islamic extremists back in Egypt.

So, let us rally together as Christians.  First and foremost, through prayers to our Holy God, who we know is in control.


As Christians, we have a responsibility to protect our persecuted brothers and sisters and defend religious liberty worldwide. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign our petition to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — What’s at Stake

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This week, we’ve been discussing the Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley religious liberty case that was argued at the Supreme Court by our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Here why this is so important:  there is no place in America for government to treat people of faith liked second-class citizens.

A victory at the Supreme Court will mean that the government cannot discriminate against a religious organization and exclude them from receiving a generally available public benefit because they’re religious.

A loss would give the government a stamp of approval to punish religious organizations by excluding them from government programs meant to serve the general public.

Let us pray for the justices as they render a decision, and as always, Concerned Women for America will remain your voice on these important issues.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Strike it Down

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Here is a fact for you. Out of the 44 nonprofits that applied for a playground surface government grant in Missouri, Trinity Lutheran’s application was ranked #5.

Yet, the school was denied solely because it was run by a church.

That’s what religious discrimination looks like.  And it was the case the Supreme Court heard yesterday, argued by our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom.

After all the arguments, there is still no excuse for the government’s behavior here, considering that over 90% of the children who attend the preschool at Trinity Lutheran do not attend the church itself.

The government is just singling these kids as somehow less valuable of the government’s help because they go to a religious school.  The Court must strike this down.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Fair Play

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Today, Concerned Women for America is in front of the Supreme Court, standing for your religious freedoms. We are rallying as justices hear Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley, a religious liberty case being handled by our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom.

As I told you yesterday, this is a case where a religious preschool was rejected from a state program that provided reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface materials for children’s playgrounds.

The bottom line is this: children’s safety is not something that should be politicized in any way. Our government should never deny children who attend religious preschools the ability to have a safe playground when it offers to help those who attend secular schools.

Even children understand fair play.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Religious Discrimination

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Yesterday, I told you about a very important case before the Supreme Court. Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley is the only religious freedom case before the high court this term.

It is a case about a religious preschool that was rejected from a state program that provided reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.

The children at the school were denied the grant solely because they were affiliated to a religious organization.

To be clear, religious people are not exempted from the fee on the tire purchases that funds these grants.  The government apparently has no problem with taking a religious person’s money, but they then feel free to discriminate against them with impunity.  This simply can’t stand and Concerned Women will be your voice in front of the Court.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Into the Lion’s Den

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Now that Judge Neil Gorsuch has been officially confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, he must be ready to consider some very important cases.

None more important than one he will here this very week: Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley.  This is a very important religious freedom case where the government discriminated against a school, and therefore, the children in that school, just because of their religious affiliation.

Needless to say, this is exactly the type of governmental action the First Amendment was enacted to protect against.  Government should never have the power to punish children because they go to a school affiliated with any particular faith.

Government should play fair in protecting all its citizens.  And Concerned Women for America will be in front of the court on the day of the hearing to make your voice heard.


Protect your First Amendment rights. Speak out, and tell President Trump how important religious liberty is to you and your family. Sign our powerful petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Easter

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As we celebrate Easter this Sunday, I want to leave you with the words of Jesus in John 12, where He said:

The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.  Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.  He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

May those magnificent words form our Lord and Savior serve as a guide for all that we do.  As we meditate on His sacrifice this Sunday, may we also consider His call.

He is risen!  He is risen indeed! And He is our one and only hope!


Join us on the front lines. Fight to defend critical issues, like the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Together we’ll bring Biblical, constitutional values back to our nation. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to see how you can help. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Our Only Hope

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Concerned Women for America is first of all a Christian organization.  We will never apologize for that!

We are “not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…”

CWA believes that God’s ways are best.

This week, as we remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the cross, I hope you will join CWA in prayer in lifting our nation.  Let us ask God for a great awakening where thousands may see the beauty of the cross and come to Him for salvation.

He is risen!  He is risen indeed! And He is our one and only hope!


Join us on the front lines. Fight to defend critical issues, like the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Together we’ll bring Biblical, constitutional values back to our nation. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to see how you can help.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Christians Need Not Apply?

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As we reflect on the fight for the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, I want you to consider the impact we have when we work together.

The political climate in Washington has become toxic, and Christian voices are needed now more than ever.

The radical left has become so vicious in their ideology that, truth is, no Bible-believing Christian would ever be acceptable in any position of consequence.  Our belief in the sanctity of human life alone disqualifies us.

This much was clear as senators passionately opposed the nomination of Judge Gorsuch, despite his unquestionable credentials.

We must raise our voices to decry this radical worldview, or it will only grow in the years to come.


Join us on the front lines. Fight to defend critical issues, like the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Together we’ll bring Biblical, constitutional values back to our nation. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to see how you can help. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Thank You!

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Yesterday was a bright and sunny, joyful day as I was able to witness the swearing in of Justice Neil Gorsuch in the White House Rose Garden.

I have already thanked you, our Concerned Women for America members, for all you did to support his nomination.

But we must also pause and thank President Trump who kept his promise in nominating someone in the mold of Justice Scalia.

Also, we must thank Senate leadership.  Majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, and all senators who stood united for this outstanding nominee.

They were not all Republicans, by the way.  Despite the media’s spin, Judge Gorsuch enjoyed the support of several Democratic senators, and that is a great testament to his incredible qualifications.


Join us on the front lines. Fight to defend critical issues, like the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Together we’ll bring Biblical, constitutional values back to our nation. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to see how you can help. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.