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Church and state should be separate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Mr. Hughes also asserted that the Johnson Amendment empowers the federal government to “punish the clergy and their churches if they choose to speak out and guide their members in regard to choosing government representatives or to comment on legislation” and he urges churches “to permanently regain their guidance role in government affairs.”Thomas Jefferson stated: “History, I believe, furnishes no example of … a people maintaining a free civil government” in a society where clergy dominate and further stated that the clergyman, “In every country and in every age … has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”I believe it’s reasonable to conclude that the Founding Fathers attempted to build a “wall of separation between church and state,” with each institution functioning fully independently of one another, as part of their efforts to ensure the establishment of a sustainable democracy, rather than a theocracy.A February 2017 poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals — 89 percent of Evangelical leaders said they don’t think pastors should endorse politicians from the pulpit.Paul DeierleinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Re Jan. 2 letter, “Let churches have freedom of speech”: Mr. Wallace Hughes begins by stating “The churches’ influence on our Constitution is obvious. U.S. Law is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Our democracy, Constitution, and Christian heritage eroded due to church muzzling legislation.”John Adams stated “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” The Constitution doesn’t include a single reference to “God,” “the Almighty,” nor any other moniker for a deity. Furthermore, the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In Thomas Jefferson’s words, adoption of this amendment “was meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and Infidel of every denomination.”last_img read more

Lagos SWAN pledges support for Nneka Anibeze on her latest appointment

first_img Oshundun lauded the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq for settling for the best who is eminently qualified for the job as being hammered on Anibeze’s qualities. “Despite her achievements, she has continued to be a staunch member of the association and always ready to contribute her quota to Lagos SWAN.” read also:​Cardiff, Swansea close training grounds “We are excited that this appointment will not only motivate our members to strive for excellence but it will be a wake-up call for some Nigerian journalists who are already straying from the ethics of the profession due to the harsh economic condition”, Oshundun said. Before her appointment, she was the Acting Director, Outside Broadcasting Services at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators Millionaires6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome Loading… center_img Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has pledged its unalloyed support to one of its members, Nneka Anibeze who was recently appointed as the Special Assistant on Media to the Honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The Association led by Debo Oshundun lauded the appointment while describing her as an invaluable asset fully equipped to bring her professionalism and expertise to bear. “This has really confirmed that the reward for excellence is more responsibilities. Nneka has over the years distinguished herself as a core professional who has continued to give everything to journalism and its upliftment in Nigeria.” He believes that the experience garnered as Special Adviser to former Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung will be brought to bear in her new assignment. “She is not a stranger when it comes to sensitive assignments like this. She has done it before, we have no doubt in her abilities to also excel working with Hajiya Farouq.”Advertisementlast_img read more

China Open: Carolina Marin Beats Tai Tzu Ying in Final to Win Title on Injury Return

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Changzhou: Carolina Marin won the China Open, beating Tai Tzu Ying in a keenly-contested final in Changzhou on Sunday.Spain’s Marin, who is returning to the court after eight months following knee surgery in January, beat the Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 21-17, 21-18 in a 1 hour and 5-minute encounter. Marin had tore her ACL in the Indonesia Masters final against Saina Nehwal back in January and was playing just her second international tournament after injry.Last week, Marin played in the Vietnam Open, lost in straight games to Supanida Katethong of Thailand in the first round.She had ealier, pulled out of the World Championships last month, stating that she wansn’t 100% fit.Highlights | Carolina Marin is overwhelmed with emotion as she makes a remarkable comeback to retain her crown 🏸#HSBCBWFbadminton #HSBCRaceToGuangzhou pic.twitter.com/CI9bcew1BT— BWF (@bwfmedia) September 22, 2019Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, had after securing a hard-fought win over Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi, to reach the summit clash.The Spaniard came from behind to a register a 20-22, 21-13, 21-18 win over Takahashi in a thrilling semifinal that lasted 72 minutes.Tai Tzu-Ying, in her semifinal, had defeated China’s Chen Yufei 6-21, 21-13, 22-20 in 53 minutes to set up a summit clash with Marin, which will be played on Sunday.Marin could not participate in the World Championships in Switzerland last month as she failed to recover completely. badmintoncarolina marinchina openFinal First Published: September 22, 2019, 2:25 PM ISTlast_img read more