God gives each person free will. This means one can make one’s own choices, which includes whether they want to believe in God. Some atheist rail against and ridicule people for peacefully practicing their religion. It is highly disrespectful and unnecessary. I’ve never understood why some atheists get so worked up, with some becoming sarcastic and ill-tempered towards people who choose to believe in God. Just because someone has a different view from your own does not mean you cannot respect others wishes and be peaceable regarding it.
12-year-old 7th grade West Memorial Junior High school student, Jordan Wooley, had her rights violated by a her teacher, who is an atheist that ordered her to deny God exists or receive a failing grade in school. This was unlawful conduct on the part of her teacher, as each person has the constitutional right to believe in what they choose. There is also the “separation of church and state” in America, meaning keep your nose out of other people’s religion and let people choose what they want.
Woolery was asked to chose what is “fact, assertion or opinion” regarding the sentence, “There is a God.” Woolery marked it as “fact” which is her belief (and mine) and was given a failing grade by her teacher, who had willfully violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Jordan Woolery testifying to the school board about her teacher trying to force her to deny the existence of God or receive a failing grade
This was a cruel thing to do to a child (or anyone for that matter) as the Bible instructs adherents not to deny God’s existence or the faith. The teacher in question should be fired for trying to force atheism on a student and causing a child distress. It was arrogant, out of line, highly disrespectful and deserves to be addressed in a court of law. Said misconduct deserves to be legally struck down in court to avoid repeat occurrences. If you want to deny God’s existence, that’s your business. However, trying to force a child to do the same or you will abuse your post as teacher to punish them is unethical, unbecoming and going too far. Children are in school to learn. Do not bring unpleasantness, discrimination and bigotry into the classroom.
This month it was reported the Al Qaeda linked terrorist group Boko Haram killed 2,000 people in the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria. Baga residents’ were killed and the town set on fire.
Nigeria is approximately half Christian and half Muslim. Compendius has written about Boko Haram for years and the danger they pose to Christians in Nigeria, who do not submit to their will. For the past few years, Boko Haram has killed thousands of Christians. This month’s attack on Baga has surpassed last year’s entire death count.
Nigeria needs international help to combat the threat from Boko Haram. Innocent people cannot continue to be slaughtered for their beliefs by a merciless terror group. Something must be done to help them.
The African Union has volunteered 7,500 troops to help Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram. Technology can also make a big difference in military maneuvers against Boko Haram. Humanitarian aid will be needed as well to help the injured and displaced.
Terrorism is on the rise around the world, evidence by the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, ISIS kidnappings and murders, as well as numerous suicide bombings in the Middle East.
Student painting Christian banners for football games
A Texas judge has ruled cheerleaders are allowed to display banners with Bible verses at football games. Initially the school district barred the practice and was sued as a result of their decision. However, a ruling by State District Judge Steven Thomas has struck down the district’s rule, granting students the ability to display the banners, as it is their constitutional right.
Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit
8, 2013 | Updated: May 8, 2013 8:48pm – HOUSTON (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games. But the ruling might not have settled the issue of whether the banners are protected free speech, according to an attorney for the cheerleaders’ school district.
State District Judge Steven Thomas determined the Kountze High School cheerleaders’ banners are constitutionally permissible. In the ruling, Thomas determined that no law “prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at school sporting events.”…
For the past couple years, Compendius has written about the persecution and killing of Christians in select parts of the world. As Christians we must all embrace each others’ struggle and pray and proactively work to improve things for our brothers and sisters in the faith worldwide.
The terrorist group Boko Haram has been slaughtering Christians in Nigeria in big numbers, in conduct that must desist. Nigeria is half Christian and half Muslim. According to the Baptist Press, “The publicly reported Christian casualties in Nigeria last year were greater than the Christian casualties of Pakistan, Syria, Kenya and Egypt combined. In fact, Nigeria alone accounted for almost 70 percent of Christians killed globally. This makes Nigeria the most lethal country for Christians by a huge margin.”
This is a follow up to last month’s article regarding Compendius urging people to support Chick-Fil-A restaurants. Others did as well and the next day was declared Chick-Fil-A day by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. As a result, Chick-Fil-A saw an increase of 500,000 customers, who came out to support them.
I know times are tough, but I urge the public to keep the support going in any way they can, even if it is buying a small item at Chick-Fil-A. Christians need to help and support each other, especially regarding attacks from those hostile to our peaceful faith.
Recently, a few gay groups in America lashed out against the Christian owned fast food company Chick-Fil-A, encouraging people to boycott their 1,300 restaurants, in conduct that is unethically damaging the U.S. economy and President Barack Obama’s chances of reelection. Persistently low economic numbers have caused massive doubts among the public, regarding the President’s ability to fix the economy.
President Obama at the White House with high profile gay Hollywood executive David Geffen and his boy toy Jeremy Lingvall. Hollywood gays, frequently seen at the White House, have been a big force in setting President Obama’s political and economic agenda. Hollywood, both gay and straight have compromised his judgment.
Some, not all, in the gay community, in a charged being spearheaded by hedonistic Hollywood, who started this mess, have shown open hostility and contempt in despising the owners of Chick-Fil-A, for being Christians that adhere to the Bible and have exhibited such hate and hostility towards them, their PR representative had a heart attack and died from the outrageous harassment, bullying and abuse. Therefore, Compendius is encouraging the public to support Chick-Fil-A by eating at their restaurants.
Egypt’s richest man, accomplished business mogul, Naguib Onsi Sawiris, has expressed his concerns regarding how Coptic Christians, such as himself, will be treated under the newly elected Islamist government, the Muslim Brotherhood, headed up by President Mohammed Mursi. Former President, Hosni Mubarak, was toppled under tumultuous circumstances and recently suffered a coma inducing stroke. Egypt is 90% Muslim and 10% Coptic Christian.
Sawiris’ wealth is estimated at $2.5 billion dollars and he chairs the multi-national companies Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding. Sawiris was quoted as stating, “There are fears of imposing an Islamic state…where Christians don’t have same rights. Morsi is required to prove the opposite …We don’t want speeches or promises, but in the coming period, it is about taking action…He was not our choice but we are accepting it is a democratic choice.”
It is the website’s hope that the people of Egypt will turn a new page and live in unity, after the turmoil that transpired over the past year. Egyptians, like all other global citizens, must dwell and work in peace and safety in their sovereign land. People’s rights must be respected, as this is a universal concept that at times, has been sorely lacking in our world.
NBA basketball players Anthony Tolliver and Lanny Smith have created a fashion line called IJNIP, which stands for “In Jesus Name I Play.” It has been popularized by other Christian athletes, such as Jeremy Lin, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Curry and Micah Owings. For more on the line please visit https://myactivefaith.com.
Active Faith: Pro Athletes Bring Christian Apparel to the Masses
Posted by Mark J. Miller on March 30, 2012 03:33 PM – There have always been Christian athletes in the ranks of professional sports. Guys would pray together in the end zone or in the locker room. Last year, some pro teams even started to add religion-themed promotional fan days.
The San Francisco Giants, for example, added days had game promotions for Christian, Jewish, and Mormon fans planned, according to USA Today, which didn’t sit well with Muslim fans of the team. Oakland A’s yarmulkes were handed out a Jewish Heritage Night that team held. The rise of new New York Jet Tim Tebow and the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, two very devout Christians (and pals, apparently), has drawn attention to how religion and professional sports mix.
For years, Christian athletes like A.C. Green and Wayne Simien have been sharing their faith in the Lord with the public, proclaiming Christ apart of their lives. Football player, Tim Tebow and basketballer, Jeremy Lin can be added to the list of those apart of the faith.
In encouraging others through their testimony, they can provide a sense of hope to those experiencing difficulties in life. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one’s faith in God. Said faith has taken many through troubles and crisis, serving as comfort in the storm, when problems seem to overwhelm.