Henderson County, Tennessee Mayor refuses to remove a Bible verse engraving on the Courthouse, despite attacks from atheist group. He says he'll add another verse.

Henderson County, Tennessee Mayor refuses to remove a Bible verse engraving on the Courthouse, despite attacks from atheist group. He says he’ll add another verse.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has set its sights in Henderson County, Tennessee. The founders of the atheist group are “alarmed” that the county courthouse sports a small plaque with a scripture from the Bible. They are sticking their nose into something that’s none of their business, and have discovered that Tennessee officials are much harder to intimidate than those in other states, where their threats have been successful.

The non-controversy started when one of the whopping 250 members of FFRF in Tennessee noticed an inscription gracing the Henderson County Courthouse. It reads, “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: Mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalms 89:14.” Apparently, that verse terrifies non-believers. The FFRF contacted Mayor Dan Hughes demanding that the marker be removed.

Rebecca Markert, activist attorney for the Foundation said that a resident contacted the group and asked that a complaint be lodged. All it takes is one disgruntled sinner, and more than two centuries of history is attacked.

Mayor Dan Hughes refuses to bow to out-of-state activists over the half-century old marker. He says the community is Christian and everyone wants it to stay.

Mayor Dan Hughes refuses to bow to out-of-state activists over the half-century old marker. He says the community is Christian and everyone wants it to stay.

Hughes told reporters that he was surprised to receive the letter from FFRF last month. The verse has been engraved on the building for over 50 years.

“I wasn’t expecting anything and had not been contacted about the verse or really believed half the people in county even knew the verse was on that side of the cornerstone,” Hughes said.

Markert argued that the inscription violates the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause. She added that it is “inappropriate” because “it conveys government support for religion.” She urged Hughes to remove the verse “as soon as possible.”

The Freedom From religion Foundation claims that the country wasn't founded on Judeo-Christian laws, but they obviously haven't read who issues their rights.

The Freedom From religion Foundation claims that the country wasn’t founded on Judaeo-Christian laws, but they obviously haven’t read who issues their rights. 

However, residents in the Great State of Tennessee don’t cotton to having a bunch of godless activists orchestrate their county’s markers. Hughes responded that the community was a Christian one, and that it is based “on the belief of a true and living God.”

Of course, that enraged the atheist group. They fired back that the population’s beliefs don’t matter. Everyone in the town should be forced to abide by the First Amendment. Yet, the First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech. Therefore, wouldn’t it be within the county’s rights to display such a sentiment?

However, FFRF works for the enemy of everything that is righteous/ The group wants to remove every vestige of truth from the land blessed by Providence.

The atheists also argue that U.S. laws aren’t based on Judaeo-Christian morals, and that the engraving is particularly disturbing because it promotes that concept. People this stupid shouldn’t have any say so in trying to enforce federal legislation. Especially, if they deny logic and facts.

There’s absolutely no doubt that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Non-believer activists have spent millions of dollars trying to debunk the truth, and have dug up a few documents that support a separation of church and state. However the Declaration of Independence, which is the basis for American freedom, clearly states that all rights are derived from the Almighty “Creator” God.

Residents agree with their mayor’s decision. John Huffman said, “It ought to stay right there. If somebody else wants something different, they’ll chisel it on there. There’s plenty of squares.”

Adam Pinte, another Henderson County resident said, “It’s a big Bible Belt around here, and you know, if they don’t like it, they don’t have to read it.”

The community has overwhelmingly supported their Mayor. He intends to add another scripture to the building.

The community has overwhelmingly supported their Mayor. He intends to add another scripture to the building.

Wondering where the line would be drawn against religion, Pinte added, “Well, it’s on the back of your dollar bill too, but nobody complains when they spend their money.”

In fact, Mayor Hughes has met with overwhelmingly positive feedback for his resistance to the atheist group. Markert said FFRF is “alarmed” by the Mayor’s stance, and the group is planning to send another letter, threatening legal action against the county. However, Hughes is sticking to his guns.

The Mayor actually wants to place another engraving with Psalms 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Having a bible verse on the courthouse does not impose religious beliefs of others. This attempt by the FFRF is simply a stunt to gain attention to a debate that doesn’t concern anyone but the people who hate God.

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ALERT ALERT

Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under
FBI Investigation At Any Time In 2015-2016

On Tuesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified in a joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary panels about his review of the FBI’s (mis)handling of the Clinton email investigation.

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out swinging Tuesday in a a joint hearing held by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees.

Gowdy ripped into Comey in his opening statement, stating, “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported Horowitz dropped a bombshell in his testimony.

Horowitz revealed the FBI never named a target or even a subject in the Clinton email probe!

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. “Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising” for a crim probe

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by the FBI at any time in 2015-2016, tweeted Sperry.

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

“Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising”

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

"Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising"

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: Horowitz revealed that Hillary was never really under formal investigation, never listed by FBI as a "subject" of investigation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton reacted to this bombshell bias from the FBI.

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

.@RealDonaldTrump is a subject, but Hillary Clinton was never a "subject." Outrageous. Shut the Strzok-Page-Comey-McCabe-Lynch-Yates-Glenn Simpson-Steele-Brennan-Fusion GPS-Muller special counsel "stop @realDonaldTrump" investigation down.

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

tigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.

No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.

Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.

Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Targeting Of Tea Party Groups
John McCain’s Staff Director Urged Lois Lerner
And IRS To Engage In “Financially Ruinous”

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing backstabber Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including the corrupt Lois Lerner to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

  • Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
  • At least 5 pro-Israel groups
  • Constitutional groups
  • Groups that criticized Obama administration
  • At least two pro-life groups
  • An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
  • A 180 year-old Baptist paper
  • A Texas voting-rights group
  • A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
  • Conservative activists and businesses
  • At least one conservative Hispanic group
  • IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
  • And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were
  • Conservative

Now this…

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the newly obtained IRS documents showing more proof the agency was weaponized under Obama:

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.

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McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous” (Washington, DC) – Judicial...

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