State of Georgia demands pastor turn over sermons | Fox News

A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been ordered by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents.

“Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” Attorney General Samuel Olens wrote to attorneys representing Dr. Eric Walsh.

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Dr. Walsh said he will not comply with the request.

“No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons,” Walsh said. “I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so.”

Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister had been hired in May 2014 by as a District Health Director with the Georgia Department of Public Health. A week later, a government official asked him to submit copies of his sermons for review. He complied and two days later he was fired.

His attorneys said the government was curious about sermons Dr. Walsh delivered on health, marriage, sexuality, world religions, science and creationism. He also preached on what the Bible says regarding homosexuality.

He has since filed a federal lawsuit charging state officials with engaging in religious discrimination.

“He was fired for something he said in a sermon,” attorney Jeremy Dys told me. “If the government is allowed to fire someone over what he said in his sermons, they can come after any of us for our beliefs on anything.”


Dr. Walsh has assembled a powerhouse legal team comprised of Parks, Chesin & Walbert along with First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s most prominent religious liberty law firms.

“It’s an incredible intrusion on the sanctity of the pulpit,” Dys said. “This is probably the most invasive reach into the pulpit by the state that I’ve ever seen.”

Neither the attorney general nor his communication director responded to telephone calls or email correspondence.

Dys said the government’s request came as part of the process to build their case against his client. The request, he said, carries the same force of law as a subpoena.

“Pastors and rabbis across the country – especially in the state of Georgia should be frightened that a state would demand all the sermon notes and transcripts of a pastor,” he said. “This is unprecedented.”

It may be unprecedented, but is it illegal?

“I think it is wrong for a state to demand that a pastor turn over his sermons at any time,” Dys said. “It was wrong for the state to ask Dr Walsh for his sermons as part of the job application and hiring process. It was wrong for them to turn around and fire him when they listened to those sermons. And it is wrong now for them to demand that he turn over all the sermons and sermon notes he ever produced going back to when he was 18 years old.”

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins condemned the state’s demand calling it “an alarming display of government intrusion into the sanctity of the church, pastor’s study and pulpit.”

“This is something that I would have expected to see in a communist country, not America,” Perkins told me. “Government scrutiny of speech in the pulpit is unconstitutional, and unconscionable.”

He called on Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, to “correct this egregious overreach of the state into church affairs.”

Dr. Walsh also gained the support of Emir Caner, president of Truett-McConnell University, a Christian school based in Cleveland, Georgia.

“A new era has come to our shores, a time where government finds it acceptable to suppress the freedom of religion even to the extent of requesting a minister’s sermons,” Caner said. “As an ordained minister, I know that this is not merely an assault on the messenger, but on the very message of our Sacred Scriptures.”

Caner correctly noted that the government seems to exclusively target one faith – biblical Christianity.

“What the government fails to recognize is that ministers of the Gospel are not hirelings of the state, but ambassadors for our Lord,” he said.

Dr. Walsh was catapulted into the national spotlight when he was invited to deliver the 2014 commencement address at Pasadena City College in California.

Walsh, who was then the director of the city’s public health department, came under fierce scrutiny from LGBT activists and students after someone found online copies of his sermons. He backed out of the speaking engagement – but critics persisted and he was forced to resign his post – after reaching a financial settlement with the city.

Shortly afterwards, he applied for the position in Georgia.

“The state of Georgia fired him for something he said in a sermon,” Dys told me. “It’s almost like the state ransacking the pastor’s study trying to find evidence in a desperate attempt to justify their illegal behavior.”

Dys said the attorney general could ask a judge to enforce their request. If Dr. Walsh still refused, he could face contempt of court.

“No one in America should want a pastor being held in contempt for refusing to give up one of his sermons to the state of Georgia,” he said.

Source: State of Georgia demands pastor turn over sermons | Fox News


VIDEO Putin warns Americans: You’re being distracted! – Trump & We the People vs The Est – Patriotism

Deplorable how this woman can look you straight in the face and lie without blinking an eye! Dont know what her reality is but shes nothing but a Lying Scizophrenic Warmonger!

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Putin warns Americans: You’re being distracted!

Donald Trump & We the People vs The Establishment Speech at Recent Rally Event

Former FBI Asst Director James Kallstrom endorses Donald J Trump

Make any “liberal Friends” you Know Watch This…Paul Joseph Watson Summarizes the State of “Big Media” in the United States (Warning: Language)…

Setting Patriotism Free from its Bonds

Oct 22, 2016 By Judi McLeod

Patriotism, which is the very heart and soul of America, is Number 1 on the globalists’ Hit List.

Patriotism, now stirring again in every corner of America , will elect a president striving against all odds to ‘Make America Great Again’.

Progressives and their running dog media are resurrecting the dead for votes; patriots resurrecting the living fame of unbridled patriotism.

Starting today and for the next 17 leading to November 8, you can return patriotism to the front of the…

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VIDEO Evidence Silencing of Assange Connects Directly to Hillary Camp – Runs From O’Keefe Tapes

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Evidence Silencing of Assange Connects Directly to the Hillary Camp

Fingerprints of Fabrication – More Effective than a Drone Strike: Exposing the Anatomy of a Take-Down

Oct 22, 2016 By Doug Hagmann

Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks and a threat to the criminal cabal of globalists working inside of the U.S. government, is the subject of multiple investigations, including two most recent, extremely serious and very curiously timed charges. In fact, it is suggested that these charges served, at least in part, as the basis for Assange recently losing his internet access.

A press release dated 18 October 2016 from Wikileaks details the charges, summarized as follows: “An unknown entity posing as an internet dating agency prepared an elaborate plot to falsely claim that Julian Assange received US$1 million from the Russian government and a second plot to frame him sexually molesting an eight year old girl.” Both are…

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VIDEO Trump’s 28 Point Plan To Drain The DC Swamp, First 100 Days – Rally

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28 Things Donald Trump Promises to Do as President

 22 Oct 2016  by Charlie Spiering

Donald Trump is laying out a long list of things he would do if elected president.

During an appearance in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he vows to act on them in the first 100 days in office.

“On November Eighth, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our country, secure our communities, and honesty to our government,” Trump says. “This is my pledge to you and if we follow these steps we will once more have a government of, by and for the people and importantly we will make America great again. Believe me.”

Here is the list of the “Contract with the American Voter” policies detailed by Trump:

  1. Propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress
  2. Institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees…

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VIDEO Federal Judge FL ID Verification Stays – Rigged Election Apple Pie- Soros – Massive Election Theft

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Federal Judge Rules Against Dems in Florida Voter ID Verification Case

 21 Oct 2016 by Jen Lawrence

A federal judge Thursday ruled against a Democratic initiative in Florida that sought to allow individuals to take advantage of early voting even if their registration eligibility is not yet verified.

United States District Judge Mark Walker ruled against this so-called rapid verification process, preventing it from taking place during early voting in Florida, which starts Monday in several key counties.

After the three-hour hearing, Judge Walker sided with Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner against the Democratic party’s request.

During the hearing, Hillsborough County top voting official Craig Latimer’s testimony was cited by Walker. According to the Tampa BayTimes, Latimer testified by phone, saying, “If a voter whose identity can’t be confirmed is allowed to cast a regular ballot, it wouldn’t be legal and it couldn’t be corrected…

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Off Topic of Election but important…Refugees contributing to problem. Rabies outbreak: Migrants’ dogs may spark outbreak of killer disease in Europe | Daily Star

Young disease-carrying male bats are swooping towards the UK from South America on the hunt for females and

And panicked boffins say the bats are carrying the abhorrent rabies virus and are ready to spread it to their new homes.

Migrants “smuggling into the UK” in lorries are also adding to the threat — by taking puppies in the trucks with them from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa.

Dr Daniel Streicker, academic into animal health at University of Glasgow, told Daily Star Online a blood-curdling rabies outbreak could be just around the corner.

The fatal virus is the deadliest zoonotic disease, which is one spread to humans from animals.

It tracks its way to the brain causing an agonising death in both humans and warm-blooded animals. There is no treatment and globally one child dies every nine minutes from the nasty virus.





Dr Streicker’s shocking study found the population of bats in and around the Andes mountains in South America is booming and more and more are migrating eastwards in order to mate, slowly invading into disease-free nations.

He said: “Viral expansions peak at the start of the wet season, which in Peru is now. New cohorts of births in the wet season is expected to initiate the next dispersal of males away [in search of females].

“We next forecast viral invasion to historically rabies-free countries. At present, we foresee no significant barriers to continued invasion beyond.”





Worryingly, other experts say rabies is on the rise globally.

Former vet Luke Gamble, chief executive of UK charity Mission Rabies, told Daily Star Online: “Rabies is on the increase in many parts of the world.

“Bats do carry rabies. The vampire bats are bad ones and stuff of legends because they attack and spread it.

“Actually bats in Europe are nearly as bad, so anyone finding a bat shouldn’t pick it up with bare hands and should phone the Bat Conservation Trust.

“Rabies was found in a bat in the UK in September this year.

“But the UK is most susceptible to rabies from puppies smuggled in from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa, which come through mainland Europe.

“So the biggest threat by a mile is the puppy smuggling and falsification of pet passports of pedigree dogs bought online and supplied from eastern Europe.

“If migrants start bringing their dogs and smuggling them in, then it would be fair to assume we would be at risk.”

Source: Rabies outbreak: Migrants’ dogs may spark outbreak of killer disease in Europe | Daily Star


VIDEO Hillary LIED Trump and Hillary Tax Plans: Trump’s Plan Wins – Full Meltdown

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Tax Foundation Rates Tax Plans of Trump and Clinton: Trump’s Plan Wins

Tax Foundation Rates Tax Plans of Trump and Clinton: Trump’s Plan Wins

Oct 20, 2016 by  Bob Adelmann

Analysis by the Tax Foundation of all that is currently known about the tax plans proposed by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton concludes that, if enacted, Clinton’s plan would expand government at the expense of a shrinking economy. On the other hand, Trump’s plan would grow the economy, shrink government’s revenues, raise wages, and expand employment.

But it’s not tax “reform,” claims the study’s author, Kyle Pomerleau, just modifications of the existing tax code. The code would be more complex under Clinton’s plan and only slightly less so under Trump’s.

Because Trump’s plan is unclear about something called “pass through” — the taxation of income that is passed from a business entity onto its owner’s personal income tax form — the foundation did two analyses: one based on leaving present…

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