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Why a Nurse and a Pastor Object to Being Forced to Help Abort Babies

The Daily Signal,Leah Jessen / / September 04, 2016

Fe Vinoya says she became a nurse to help others, not to do harm. She supports legislation protecting her and others from being forced to take part in abortions. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

A pastor and a nurse want Congress to pass legislation that would allow Americans the freedom to opt out of the abortion process.

Chris Lewis, lead pastor of Foothill Church in Glendora, California, says his congregation doesn’t want to be coerced into covering abortions on employee health insurance plans.

But that is exactly what the state of California is doing, Lewis told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

Lewis said it is “shocking” that the state Department of Managed Health Care would force his 1,000-member church, against its deeply held religious convictions, to cover abortion in the health plans of roughly 100 employees.

“We’re stuck in this horrible place,” Lewis told The Daily Signal. “We’re essentially being coerced by the state to violate our conscience.”

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Why Pastors Won’t Take A Stand

From ChuckBaldwinLive.com, 09/26/13, by Chuck Baldwin
ChuckBaldwin6_IMGI am constantly asked, “Chuck, why don’t pastors take a stand and speak out?” I’ve been a pastor most of my adult life. I believe I am qualified to answer that question. Here is the stark reality: the vast majority of pastors today are “success” oriented. Beginning in Bible College or seminary, and continuing throughout a pastor’s ministerial life, the emphasis is success. And that means church growth, larger congregations, bigger buildings, bigger offerings, burgeoning statistics, greater notoriety, denominational praise, invitations to speak at conferences, applause from fellow ministers, not to mention the financial perks and benefits that come with pastoring a “successful” church.

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Pistol-packing pastors

Ken Hutcherson starts ‘Black Robe Brigade’ of clergy who will defend freedom

Ken-Hutcherson_avatarFrom WND, byKen Hutcherson, 03/22/13 – Have you pastors had enough of the rhetoric from those within our media who  preach that owning a gun is detrimental to us as a nation? If so, please get in  line, because it starts here with me. I’m big, black, bald, bad and love to  hunt.  Our very heritage, sovereignty and freedom we all enjoy are under attack,  and the time has come to rise up and say: We are many in numbers, we won’t be  stopped, and it starts with us.

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Pastor: ‘Wimpy’ won’t cut it in culture war

OneNewsNow.com, by Charlie Butts, December 13, 2012 –

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Dr. Robert Jeffress

A respected Southern Baptist pastor and author says “wimpy” pastors and laypersons are the reason Christians are losing the culture war.

Why are many Christian leaders silent when religious freedom comes under attack? That question was raised Tuesday evening by Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly and posed to Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas and author of How Can I Know: Answers to Life’s 7 Most Important Questions.

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Pastors Call Left’s Bluff: No IRS Penalties for Preaching Politics

by Matt Barber | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/4/12 –

The jig is up. The news is out. Pastors across America have called the left’s bluff. The empty words “separation of church and state” – a phrase found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – have lost their sting.

Yes, “separation” still applies, but only insofar as it requires the state to remain separate from the church. That is to say, that government not interfere with the free exercise of either speech or religion.

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‘Political’ pastor challenges IRS censorship: ‘Sue me’

from – www.thoughtsfromaconservativemom.com

Author: Rachel

A complaint has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service against an Iowa church on the basis of political involvement. Continue reading →