Kathryn Jean Lopez reports: A court ruled in favor of religious liberty against the assault on conscience that is the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, female sterilization Obamacare “preventative services” mandate. A divided D.C. circuit court panel found: “We must determine whether the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Act trammels the right of free exercise—a right that lies at the core of our constitutional liberties—as protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” The case was brought by Frank and Phil Gilardi, two Catholic brothers who own Freshway Foods in Ohio. Ed Whelan’s instant legal analysis is here.
I’ve been writing all morning for various venues, broadly speaking, on the integrated life of faith. (I talked to a cool website, the Integrated Catholic Life about such matters a few months ago here.) Today Catholics celebrate All Saints’ Day, followed by All Souls’ Day tomorrow. As the…
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1 November 2013
I was alerted earlier today on Facebook that Barack Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood member and Department of Homeland Security advisor Mohamed Elibiary has claimed that the United States is an Islamic Country. Perhaps, he thinks so because he is a Muslim Brotherhood member and an Islamist, Barack Obama, is the President. Well I have news for him.
Friends of FreedomOutpost.com, I cannot be silent, nor politically correct when it comes to this issue, so I will state it openly: Barack Obama and Mohamed Elibiary are engaging in taqiyya. They are deceiving the American people about Islam. They are deceiving them about our history. Granted, there are many that could claim that our Founders, at least many of them were of the Masonic persuasion, rather than specifically Christian (For more on this, I recommend Dr. Gary North’s Conspiracy in Philadelphia, which you can download for free by clicking here), but that does not take away from the Christian, not Islamic, heritage of America.
Mohamed Elibiary is described as: ….
Federal employees at the Department of Homeland Security call it the “candy bowl,” a pot of overtime money they have long dipped into to pad their pay even if they haven’t earned it, whistleblowers say.
This practice, which can add up to 25 percent to a paycheck, has become so routine over the last generation that it’s often held out as a perk when government managers try to recruit new employees, according to these accounts.
In a report submitted to the White House and Congress on Thursday, the federal Office of Special Counsel (OSC) details what it calls a “profound and entrenched problem” at DHS and a “gross waste of government funds.” Based on the testimony of seven whistleblowers, the OSC concludes that the pervasive misuse of overtime pay in six DHS offices, including four within Customs and Border Protection (CBP), comes to $8.7 million a year.
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