A group on Texas High School cheerleaders have won a court case in the Texas Supreme Court to continue to display Bible verses on their banners.
Their 6-year saga began when in 2012 the school superintendent received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and as a result, the school district ordered the team to stop displaying the Bible quotes immediately. So the cheerleaders took matters into their own hands and did what all of us Americans should be doing when our First Amendment right to free speech is being trampled on. They took the fight all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.
And they won. In January of 2016, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously voted in favor of the cheerleaders, but the battle didn’t end there. The liberal activists took the case all the way to the Liberal 9th circuit court of appeals, where in September of 2017, they actually backed the Texas Supreme Court’s decision. The normally far left wing liberal appeals court ruled the cheerleaders’ rights to display Bible quotes was “private speech” and because of this, it should continue without issue.
Here is more via The Dallas News:
“Texas cheerleaders can display Bible verses at high school football games, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
The Ninth Court of Appeals sided with students from Kountze High School, who sued after the district barred Christian messages from cheer banners at football games. The cheerleaders’ choice to display Bible verses is protected as “private speech,” the appeals court ruled.
“We are pleased that once again religious liberty is vindicated and that cheerleaders across the state of Texas have the right to have religious messages on banners at high school football games,” Hiram Sasser, general counsel of the Plano-based conservative nonprofit law firm First Liberty, wrote in a news release. “No school district should be able to censor, ban, or claim ownership of the private religious speech of its students.”
Since their legal fight began in 2012, the Kountze cheerleaders have received widespread support from Texas’ top Republicans, including Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott.
The cheerleaders were previously defended by James Ho, whom President Donald Trump nominated to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, and First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer, who has come under fire after videos surfaced of him describing transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan” and warning that same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality.
Mateer, who left First Liberty in 2016 to join the office of the attorney general, was also nominated to the federal bench this month.
The case dates back five years, when district officials banned cheerleaders in the southeast Texas school district from displaying banners with Christian themes. The move was made after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state, complained the banners resulted in a publicly-funded school district endorsing a specific religion.
District officials later decided to allow the banners, but retained the ability to control their content.
A district court judge sided with the cheerleaders in 2013. But the appeals court soon after said their lawsuit was moot due to the district’s policy change. Eventually, the case was kicked up to the Texas Supreme Court, which remanded it back to the appeals court last year.
The court’s ruling this week found that since cheerleading is not related to the “pedagogical concerns” of the district, the banners did not amount to “government speech.”
“Given the nature of the expressive activity — a hand-drawn, playful paper banner, displayed by cheerleaders engaged in an extra-curricular activity, only momentarily before the football team runs through the banner — it is highly unlikely that the banner would appear to those in attendance at the game to contain a message endorsed by the school,” the court wrote. “Kountze ISD has not raised substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities as a concern. Kountze ISD has not pleaded or offered any evidence of disruption or interference.
“Therefore, we conclude that the Cheerleaders’ speech expressed on the run-through banners is best characterized as the pure private speech of the students.”
Tom Brandt, attorney for Kountze ISD, told The Dallas Morning News that his clients had not yet determined their next steps in the case. The district could decide to appeal once again to the Texas Supreme Court.”
What these cheerleaders did should come as a lesson to all us freedom loving Americans. When the left attacks our Freedom of Speech we should never back down and cower. When we give in the left wins and let’s face it, when we on the right give in that’s the only way the left is able to win since their ideas pretty much stink and are wrong for America in every sense of the word.
These cheerleaders are heroes in every sense of the word and they have done more to support the Conservative cause than any party has done in ages. They stood up for all our freedoms and they won, even in the 9th circuit. That’s Historic!
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Former Miss Iraq: Ilhan Omar Trying To Push Sharia Law On America
This is certainly refreshing. A former Miss Iraq is speaking up against Ilhan Omar and her push for Sharia law in America. This beauty queen was forced to flee her native country after posting a selfie of herself and Miss Israel. She tore into Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over it and she adamantly says that the congresswoman does not represent her as a Muslim.
“Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim — does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East,” Sarah Idan, who lives in the U.S. told “The Sara Carter Show.” “You know like in Arab countries we call her the Muslim Brotherhood,” she added. “They are extremist Muslims, Sunni Muslims, who are now working together with Iran against all the Arab countries,” she said. “They’re working now with Hezbollah, with Turkey, with all that. You know the thing is about this organization, they are extremist Muslims, they’re Jihadis, and they have this ideology that they want to control the world.”
I really like this woman… she speaks the unvarnished truth and is absolutely fearless. Women like Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Idan said, exploit progressive sentiments. “They feed on the sympathy of people,” Idan added. Yes, and Omar is part of the communist Farmer-Labor Party in MN. So, she pushes not only Marxism but elitist Sharia law as well.
“Her remarks came in the wake of a Twitter battle in which Idan accused Omar of trying to “export” the same ideology that she fled from in the Middle East. “First was the Middle East, then Europe & now the USA. I fled from the same ideology you’re trying to export here,” she said.
“In an interview with i24 News, Idan expanded on the accusation, saying, “It’s an ideology of trying to push Islam to make it the ruling system of the country.”
“She continued by saying that Omar angered a lot of Muslims in the U.S. because she always says, “I speak for every Muslim in this country.”
“She made a lot of us angry — moderate Muslims who escaped Sharia, who are trying to push for moderate Islam and a reform of Islam,” Idan said.
Ilhan Omar is always promoting an Islamist agenda while claiming to speak for all the Muslims in America, including the moderates who oppose Sharia, says Former Miss Iraq Sarai Idan.📺 More i24ne.ws/VZC830n1FWe
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“In an earlier tweet, Idan described the Minnesota Representative’s agenda as “anti-American.”
“Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?” she asked. “I said as a MUSLIM! I don’t stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country.”
“The former Miss Universe contestant, who grew up in Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein, fled the country after receiving threats that her Iraqi citizenship would be withdrawn because she posted a selfie with Miss Israel.”
Two years ago, Idan’s family left Iraq after she received backlash over modeling in a bikini and posting photos taken with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman on social media.
The Iraqi government threatened to cancel her citizenship over the “selfie.” In addition, Idan and her family received a number of death threats, some allegedly from Hamas, as well as from the Iraqi and conservative Muslim communities abroad.
“Two years ago, I represented Iraq at Miss Universe. I posted a photo with Miss Israel on social media. I was told to remove it and forced to denounce Israeli police,” she said in a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in June. “I received death threats. Since then I can no longer return to my homeland. Why did the Iraqi government fail to condemn the threats, or allow my freedom of speech?”
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 8, 2019
Idan equated Omar’s support for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group that critics say has ties to terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, to those terrorists themselves. Good for her and spot on.
I don’t agree with the Islamic religion. It is a warrior religion and is flawed in my viewpoint… but I could exist with a reformed Islam as this woman is condoning.
Seriously @IlhanMN this is your intellectual come back?
I said as a MUSLIM! I dont stand for your anti-American, anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood agenda using this democracy to further YOUR & YOUR FRIENDS Islamic socialism goals of dividing & weakening our country. @SaraCarterDC https://t.co/H4OYrdM9Y6 pic.twitter.com/7CuYDy44DF
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) August 8, 2019
Idan was born and raised in Baghdad and taught herself English at age 13 by listening to western music. After the U.S.-led Iraq invasion in 2003, she moved to Syria. She returned to Iraq and worked as a translator for the U.S. military before emigrating to America. She describes herself as a secular Muslim.
She was crowned Miss Iraq in America in 2016 and Miss Universe Iraq the following year. She represented Iraq at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas.
It’s clear that @IlhanMN will dismiss your voice and hardships as a Muslim immigrant of color simply if you don’t live in Minnesota #MN05 but she has repeatedly represented the Muslim Brotherhood and their affiliates @CAIRNational 🤷🏽♀️https://t.co/DO11ExyEG8
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) August 9, 2019
Contrast that with Omar’s actions:
“The Minnesota congresswomen headlined a CAIR event this spring in which stated: “CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
“Critics blasted the congresswoman for downplaying 9/11 as just “something” with the president tweeting out a video of Omar’s comments juxtaposed between 9/11 imagery.
“The 37-year-old freshman congresswoman also has a long history of anti-Semitic comments including calling Israel “evil,” suggested the American Israel Public Affairs Committee pays off politicians to be pro-Israel, and accused pro-Israel Jews of having duel loyalties.
“Omar apologized for the first two statements calling them “anti-Semitic” but has since said critics use charges of anti-Semitism to silence her.”
The only reason that Omar is in office is that a bunch of Somalian Muslims were relocated to the U.S. and there is a pocket of them in her district. It was just enough to get her elected so she could spout hatred against Israel and push Sharia law while causing as much chaos for Americans in general as possible. After all, they are nothing but infidels to her.
As Idan has stated: “Freedom to express one’s views is not confined to the district in which one lives.”
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Pope Francis Sends $500,000 To Support Migrant Caravans Trying To Enter U.S. Illegally
Pope Francis gave half a million dollars to migrant caravans from Central America who are using our southern border as a crossing point to invade the United States. The Vatican says it is to help migrants in Mexico who are trying to reach the United States, according to a report Saturday from Vatican News. Under the cover of charity, the Red Pope is pushing open borders and globalism.
“Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants,” the report stated.
Peter’s Pence is a large collection of funds at the Pope’s disposal “to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression, and disease.” Obviously, the fund is for much more than that and is being used as a political slush fund.
The report goes on to note that in recent months, “thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having traveled more than 4,000 kilometers on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.”
“Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed to them,” the article emphasizes. These illegal immigrants flaunt our immigration laws as well as commit crimes. They are not victims… more accurately, they are insurgents.
Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez said earlier this week that around 300,000 migrants traveled through Mexico en route to the United States in the first three months of this year.
“The money is intended “to assist the more than 75,000 people who arrived in Mexico in 2018 in six migrant caravans,” the article states. These people “were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood” and therefore the Catholic Church has hosted “thousands of them in hotels within the dioceses or religious congregations, providing basic necessities, from housing to clothing.”
“The article laments declining media attention on the migrant caravans, which has reportedly resulted in decreased government and private financial aid to migrants.
“According to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, some of the migrant caravans marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border were organized by Honduran “leftist groups” and “financed by Venezuela” in order to challenge U.S. sovereignty.
“For his part, Guatemalan head of intelligence Mario Duarte said this past February that the caravans heading toward the border are “well-planned” and “well-organized” by those wanting to “weaponize those in need.”
“This was not a spontaneous event. It was well-planned. It was well-organized,” Duarte said, adding that different intelligence, law enforcement, and military agencies found evidence that last October’s caravan from Honduras to the U.S. was not a grass-roots initiative but had been organized in advance.
“Pope Francis has made support for immigration a defining theme of his pontificate and has urged nations to be more welcoming toward migrants.
“Earlier this month, the pope said that migrants bring with them the wealth of a multicultural and multi-ethnic world, thereby enriching their host nations.
“Let us thank God for a multi-ethnic and multicultural society,” the pope told students and faculty of the San Carlo school of Milan who came to see him in the Vatican, “because dialogue among cultures, persons, and ethnicities is richness.”
“We must not be afraid of the water of life, of this multiethnicity, of this multiculturalism,” Francis said, “and here I touch on a sore topic: don’t be afraid of migrants.”
“Migrants are those who always bring us riches. Europe itself was made by migrants! The barbarians, the Celts… all these came from the north and brought their cultures with them. Europe grew in this way, with the contrast of cultures,” he said.
“On March 31, Francis attacked U.S. President Donald Trump over his proposed border wall. Asked by a reporter what he thought of Trump’s wall, the pope warned that “builders of walls, whether they are of razor-wire or brick, will become prisoners of the walls they build. That’s history.”
“We need bridges and “we feel pain when we see people who prefer to build walls,” he said.”
Pope Francis is a stone cold Marxist who is meddling in affairs that are none of his business. It verges on being an act of war in my book.
He’s helping communists and our enemies invade this country. Pope Francis believes in open borders and has attacked American policies that promote autonomy. He does not recognize the sovereignty of the US and is actively working against our leadership.
This is yet one more reason the wall should be built. President Trump should shut down the border until we can secure it period. #WeBuildTheWall
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