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Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have introduced a bill declaring that the state has the power to establish an official religion — a direct challenge to the First Amendment.
One professor of politics called the measure “the verge of being neo-secessionist,” and another said it was reminiscent of how Southern states objected to the Supreme Court’s 1954 integration of public schools.
The bill says that federal courts do not have the power to decide what is constitutional, and says the state does not recognize federal court rulings that prohibit North Carolina and its schools from favoring a religion.
The bill was introduced Monday by two Republican representatives from Rowan County, north of Charlotte, and sponsored by seven other Republicans. The party controls both chambers of the North Carolina Legislature.
The four men whose accusations led to the resignation of Britain’s leading Catholic cleric are rejecting suggestions that they were part of a “gay cabal” seeking “revenge” for the cardinal’s publicly anti-gay stance.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned last month after claims of inappropriate behavior towards several priests came to light. His four accusers are dismissing reports that quote church sources saying O’Brien was forced to quit by gay priests angry at his hypocrisy about same-sex marriages, the UK Guardian reports.
“This isn’t about people being gay. It’s about abuse of power,” said “Father Peter”, who revealed in the Observer report which broke the story that he had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with the cardinal that led to him needing counseling. “The emotional and psychological power Keith O’Brien had over me was incredible. He was utterly manipulative.”
Alright, so this would defantly be what’s considered a non-profit organization – however I need to do fundraising and start-up funds, of which I have very little to none. So anyway, for those who’d like to put something down as giving to charity for your taxes, donating towards a good cause.
Some things your donations would be going to help pay for:
A better blog theme
A website with an official domain name (www.ADTAg.com)
I would like at some point to buy or rent office space, or to buy a church in which I’ll be able to do things like offer help to the homeless, women in need of help (such as those who need to get to an abortion clinic), to teach healthy sex education, have free condoms available, fundraising to purchase or gather food for food pantries, clothes, toy-drives, supplies for those with children, help people to get jobs, put together resumes, just overall help the community in general, as well as educate, accept and teach people about different ideologies – such as get-togethers of people of different sorts sharing about their beliefs, and working on events.