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Our Nation Under God

One Nation Under Money


Fellow pastor,

“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking,” said Earnest Rutherford. Federal spending is now at crisis levels.  No one can spend more money than he/she receives without consequences - not even Washington, DC!

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End of Free Speech

Baked Cake

Bake a cake as fast as you can.… because tomorrow you might not be allowed to.

Closing your store after being sued, harassed and threatened is now the “price” you may pay for actually exercising your religious freedom in America.  But that’s okay, I guess.  After all, everything is about jobs and the economy.

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The Hand of Providence

Hand of God

 "You are the Lord, you alone; you have  made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of  heaven worships you”
(Nehemiah 9:6).

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The Islamic Threat to America: Sharia Law Part 1


Three years ago we commemorated the 10th anniversary of the tragic attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the hijacking and then crash of Flt. 93 in Pennsylvania. We are re-airing the program we recorded at that time because we must never forget the 3,000 innocent victims of those attacks or the pain and suffering that their families still endure.

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Virginia Christian Alliance files Brief to the US Supreme Court in Hotly Contested Public Prayer Case

West facade of the Supreme Court Building Photo Credit Franz Jantzen

August 2, 2013 Richmond, VA. – The Virginia Christian Alliance (VCA) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court in the highly publicized public prayer case of Town of Greece v. Galloway.  The Virginia Christian Alliance is asking the High Court to reevaluate its current framework for deciding cases involving religious speech or symbols in public settings and to return to a historically correct interpretation of the Establishment Clause to prohibit only government policies that coerce citizens to support or practice religion.

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Rita Dunaway Takes the Case for Prayer to SCOTUS

Dean Welty

First Amendment Freedoms on Trial -- in America

“Religion and morality alone . . . can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” -- John Adams (1776)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Declaration of Independence (1776)

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The Cost and Fruit of Biblical Revival

Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury

Excerpts from Biblical Revival and the Transformation of Nations by Stephen McDowell

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake on March 21, 1556. He had espoused ideas on the authority of the Pope, the doctrine of the sacrament, and other things that were contrary to the doctrine of the established church.

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First Amendment Rights, Marriage and the Pulpit

Rev Michael Hirsch

Welcome to Pulpit Freedom Sunday at Calvary Christian Church.
I want to make this very clear this morning, I do not give up my first amendment rights when I step on church property.

I do not give up my first amendment rights when I step into the Lord’s House.

I do not give up my first amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion or any other God given freedoms when I step into the pulpit.

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Stirring the Church for a Third Great Awakening

Dean Welty with Don Blake and Dean Nelson

America stands at a crossroads today. We face a spiritual and moral decline, a massive national debt, an out-of-control government that threatens our liberty, and a growing threat from Islamic jihad here and abroad. We need another Great Awakening like those in the past that produced our national independence and freedom for slaves, but who will lead it? What is the churches' role in this? What is the Virginia Christian Alliance, and what can they do to help? Finally, what can "We the People" – what can I -- do to rebuild the broken-down pillars of religion and morality on which America was built and has prospered?

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A National Day of Prayer Message - Let Freedom Ring

Rev Michael Hirsch

By Rev. MichaEl Hirsch Virginia Christian Alliance Advisory Board

Virginia's trifecta of uniqueness contributes to America's Religious Freedom which we celebrate on the National Day of Prayer.

After the Fifth Virginia Convention began on May 5, 1776 there was a resolution on May 15 calling for a declaration of rights for Virginia. The Convention declared independence from Britain and directed its Delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to call for the Declaration of Independence.

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The Present Culture is Producing Immature, Irresponsible Adults, a Dangerous Environment and a Damaged Economy. What Actions Should the Christian Take?


Can we as believers in God - as individuals and as churches - influence our culture to be moral and responsible?

The world in which we live is imperfect. In foreign countries there are serious crimes, murders, and government controls. In America there are crimes and murders, but there is also an environment of immorality and a falling economy. What should we be doing to make a difference in our society? I will propose that there are basically two things that make a difference:

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Did Public School Teacher's Firing for Allowing Students to Consider Weaknesses in Evolution Theory Violate First Amendment Principles of Academic Freedom?


John Freshwater v. Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education, Case no. 2012-0613

ISSUE: Did the firing of a public school teacher for discussing with students the gaps in evolution theory and for keeping a Bible on his desk violate the teacher's right to academic freedom and manifest hostility toward Christianity in violation of the Establishment Clause?

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Stephen McDowell Appeared as Thomas Jefferson on Fox and Friends


Stephen appeared in character as Thomas Jefferson on Fox and Friends morning television talk show on Friday, March 8. Jefferson discussed the liberating ideas of the Founding Fathers, the unique governmental principles of the American Republic, and the Christian foundations of the nation, as well as giving advice from the Founders to Americans today to help in dealing with our current problems of rampant spending and burgeoning deficits

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