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-Federal Court: U. of Iowa Discriminated Against Christian Student Group

by Dr. D ~ October 4th, 2019

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A Federal Court ruled that University of Iowa officials discriminated against a Christian student group-  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. From Charisma News:

In July 2018, the University of Iowa and its officials restricted from their campus InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (ICF), along with some other religious groups. This was because ICF had the audacity to require that its campus group leaders were Christians.

Last week, "A federal court ruled University of Iowa officials must pay out of their own pockets for discriminating against a prominent Christian student group, calling the university’s conduct ‘ludicrous’ and ‘incredibly baffling’ during a hearing last week."

The issue was that the university had no problem allowing secular groups on campus to make specific requirements about who could be in leadership. But when it came to a Christian group, to do so was considered discriminatory.

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Response: Ironically the university officials claimed that InterVarsity was discriminatory since the group required their leaders to actually be Christians. Yet the facts showed that the officials were the real bigots in this case and their anti-discrimination policy itself  ended up discriminating against religious groups.

The federal judge saw right through this ‘anti-discrimination’ excuse since secular groups were allowed to require that their leaders actually represented and supported the cause, issues, or reason for existence of the student groups in the first place. The Democrat student group was allowed to require that their leaders be registered Democrat party supporters, those concerned about global warming could expect their student leaders to support their cause and etc. But university leaders called it discrimination if the Christian group wanted mature Christians leaders as leaders rather than allowing atheists or members of other faiths to lead their group? The officials were obviously guilty of discrimination themselves and in this case anti-Christian bigotry.

Universities and colleges all across America have established similar ‘anti-discrimination’ policies for their student groups and Christian groups have been kicked off of dozens of campuses. As the Federal Judge says in this case it is ‘ludicrous and incredibly baffling’ to require Christian groups to allow anyone to be leaders including atheists and others who oppose Christianity. All supposedly in the name of ‘anti-discrimination’ which in the end result is discriminatory and Anti-Christian. Fortunately this type of bigotry is being overturned in court one case at a time. Unfortunately its should not have happened in the first place.

Most of the cost to overturn this bigotry is being born by Christian groups rather than the perpetrators. Fortunately in this case the judge is requiring the university officials to pay for it themselves.                     *Top

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #107

by Dr. D ~ October 4th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #107:

107 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #106

by Dr. D ~ October 3rd, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #106:

106 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can show forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

4 Remember me, O Lord, with the favor that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #105

by Dr. D ~ October 2nd, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #105:

105 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

4 Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

5 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

7 He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #104

by Dr. D ~ October 1st, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #104:

104 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #103

by Dr. D ~ September 30th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #103:

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. …

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #102

by Dr. D ~ September 27th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #102:

102 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. …

12 But thou, O Lord, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. …(KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #101

by Dr. D ~ September 26th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #101:

101 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.   (KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #100

by Dr. D ~ September 25th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #100:

100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.  (KJV)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm #99

by Dr. D ~ September 24th, 2019

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #99:

99 The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

4 The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

8 Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.  (KJV)

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