By the way, Mike, the article I used was from the Washington Examiner which is not known to be a liberal source ‚Ěó
It didn't say anything about singing with masks on and I've never seen anybody sing with my mask on yet.ūüĎé Actually considering the amount of modern music in churches it's a blessing have a lot of that caterwauling stopped at least for a while anyway.
Philip Williams and Rebecca Armitage wrote: .... As leaders of every country will tell you, their first responsibility is the protection of their people.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen as having done well and his soaring popularity reflects policies and actions that have largely worked.... .... Many states have cancelled their usual fireworks displays and closed down beaches to prevent large crowds gathering in public.
But even a small party can have devastating and deadly consequences. A Texas surprise party last month infected 18 members of the same family https://tinyurl.com/y6vomjwq
Texas is now seeing 6,000 new cases a day and many hospitals say they're nearly at capacity....
excerpt from,"...it may be too late to stop America's coronavirus disaster"
Singing will temporarily be banned in California. ‚ĚóūüĎćūüė∑
For people have an uncontrollable desire to sing, I would suggest they all get on Zoom and then they can have a lot of fun.
Mica Soellner wrote: .... "Activities such as singing and chanting negate the risk reduction achieved through six feet of physical distancing," the guidelines say. "Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower."... .... "California is seeing the virus spreading at alarming rates in many parts of the state, and we are taking immediate action to slow the spread of the virus in those areas," Newsom said this week as he ordered many businesses to move their operations outside. "We bent the curve in the state of California once, and we will bend the curve again. But we're going to have to be tougher, and that's why we are taking this action today."
excerpt from,"Singing in churches temporarily banned in California as coronavirus cases spike"
https://tinyurl.com/y8t4du93 (Pence's Arizona trip was delayed due to Secret Service agents testing positive for¬†COVID-19)
Pence, probably more than most government officials has a reason to turn to is Christianity, since I don't believe this is the first time that people around him have tested positive for covid-19. ‚ĚóūüĎé‚ė£ÔłŹūüė∑
There are still plenty of old people who haven't gotten the virus yet, but not because precautions of young ones, Mike ‚Ěó ūüĎé
Steve Almasy wrote: 'We are not going in the right direction,' Fauci says
This comes as the top medical expert on the pandemic said the country is going in the wrong direction in its efforts to slow the virus.
The trends of the pandemic are not headed in a positive direction, but it's possible to balance the yearning to reopen with precautions that can help slow the spread of the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association.
excerpt from, " Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate"
Also there are young ones that don't escape the consequences of catching covid-19.
Reuters/AP wrote: .... The central government's passage of the security law has triggered concern from the territory's former colonial ruler, Britain, and other countries.
Britain announced on Wednesday that it is extending residency rights for up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for British National Overseas passports..? ‚ÄĒ stressing that it would uphold its historic duty to its former colony.
Those eligible will be able to live and work in the UK for five years before applying for settled status and then again for citizenship.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian ....He condemned the move, saying that before the return of Hong Kong to China, Britain had made a commitment not to grant BNO holders the right of abode in the UK.
"All Hong Kong compatriots, including those holding British National Overseas passports, are Chinese citizens," Mr Zhao said.
"The British have violated their own commitment by now allowing BNO passport holders the option of staying and naturalising in the UK." ....
---"China condemns moves to offer Hong Kongers safe haven"
Emmett McLoughlin wrote: .... In these countries, for hundreds and in some instances more than a thousand years, the Roman Catholic Church alone was the moral teacher of the millions, and the Roman Catholic Church alone must bear the full responsibility before God, both in the past and in this, our time, for the good or bad morals of the people.
In the rich soil of freedom of thought and worship prepared and preserved by Protestantism and Freemasonry (not through the Catholic inspiration of Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, as parochial school children are taught), the poor discredited Church of Rome grew luxuriantly.
The founding fathers' precautionary measures for effective. separation of church and state protected the Catholic Church from governmental interference. No ruler picked its bishops or controlled its priests, as in many of the countries of the Old World. No laws governed its schools. No inspectors censored its sermons.
From a handful of despised, ignorant immigrants it has grown within a few generations to the wealthiest, the most numerous, the most powerful church in America.
The Roman Catholic Church has become respectable....
--- "Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church"‚ĚóūüĎé
Mike, just one reason that the state may fund education on the local level, is because local school districts may not have the money to pay for all the teachers they need or some of the facilities ‚ĚóūüĎć
Mark Joseph Stern wrote: On Tuesday, in a sweeping 5‚Äď4 decision, the Supreme Court forced a majority of states to fund private religious schools in a ruling that compels millions of U.S. taxpayers to subsidize Christian education‚ÄĒeven if financing another religion violates their own beliefs. Incredibly, this maximalist decision did not go far enough for two conservative justices who would apparently let states establish an official religion. In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor described the majority‚Äôs decision as ‚Äúperverse.‚ÄĚ That may be an understatement: Its decision is the culmination of a yearslong assault on secular governance and augurs even more radical rulings down the road....
excerpt from,"John Roberts Just Bulldozed the Wall Separating Church and State"
Rebecca Klein wrote: .... Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has worked to give private schools a bigger share of coronavirus relief funding, but public school groups say her action violates the intent of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and directly takes funding away from low-income students in public schools. While private schools around the country say they‚Äôre struggling, public schools ‚Äē which serve 90% of the nation‚Äôs children ‚Äē also anticipate having to lay off hundreds of thousands of teachers.... .... In a call with Catholic leaders last month, President Donald Trump promised to help these schools, calling himself the ‚Äúbest [president] in the history of the Catholic Church,‚ÄĚ according to¬†the Catholic news website Crux.¬†
But so far, Mears estimated that the closures will impact at least 50,000 students.¬†
‚ÄúI know we‚Äôre important to the country,‚ÄĚ said Mears, noting that a majority of sitting Supreme Court justices attended Catholic or Jesuit schools as children...
excerpt from,"At Least 100 Catholic Schools Across The Country May Not Reopen This Fall"
Remember, fellows, Wild Billy Clinton was a product of a parochial school.
Brakkton Booker wrote: The French-based Interpol has not commented on the matter.
It is unlikely, however, that Interpol will act on the request given that the agency's constitution prohibits it from taking on "any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."
The U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani was championed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as a "decisive defensive action." He said at the time Soleimani was plotting attacks on U.S. diplomats and service members.
A retaliatory attack by Iran came on Jan 8, just days after the U.S. airstrike. Iran fired missiles on al-Asad air base in Iraq, where U.S. troops were stationed. As NPR reported, dozens of American personnel https://tinyurl.com/tpm8k7v were later diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries in the attack.
excerpt from,"Trump Tops Iran's List Of U.S. Officials Wanted In Killing Of Top General In January"
"... the strong comments of former Franciscan priest Emmett McLoughlin. In his Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church he argues as follows:
"The purpose of this book is to show that the Roman Catholic Church in its most important work sanctification is a failure. Among its members crime and immorality are greater than the unchurched or the members of other churches. Whatever else the Roman Catholic Church may be able to do‚Ä¶ it cannot, it has not, and it does not make the majority of its members better and holier‚Ä¶. That the Roman Catholic Church has been one of the most powerful influences in the history of all civilization cannot be seriously denied‚Ä¶. [Nevertheless] It is my contention and my sincere conviction, from my experience in the Catholic educational system, my life of fifteen years in the priesthood, and thirteen years of constant observation and intense study since leaving the Church, that its influence on all civilization has been far more of evil than of good‚Ä¶. Morally, this book will show the high rate of crime and sin among Roman Catholics everywhere, and particularly in the United States. It will also demonstrate that this immorality is not in spite of Catholic education and training, but directly because of it..."
Even though I didn't write the post that you responded to Frank, I think I'll answer your remark anyway. Someone is absolutely sure and most everything --he is usually a religious fanatic. There are instances of Christian is supposed to be sure, but in most cases politics is not an area that they are sure of, or should be.
A Muslim or a Romish Church member may be absolutely sure something, but in in most cases he is absolutely wrong‚ĚóūüĎé
Mike, we will let you complain if they try to change one of the major museums in New York City.
"Progressivism, political and social-reform movement that brought major changes to American politics and government during the first two decades of the 20th century. It brought together diverse reformers with the common goal of making government more responsive to popular economic, social, and political demands. Progressivism, political and social-reform movement that brought major changes to American politics and government during the first two decades of the 20th century. It brought together diverse reformers with the common goal of making government more responsive to popular economic, social, and political demands."
progressivism | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica
Jim Lincoln, sounds good to me‚ĚóūüĎć Trump was one. --- until he became a "Republican" ; )
Wall Street Journal another source of information points out how covid-19 is devastating to nursing home residents and their caretakers.
Jon Lamp& Anna Wilde Mathews wrote: .... A Wall Street Journal tally of state data compiling fatalities from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, underscores the virus‚Äôs heavy cost to those living in long-term-care facilities. Deaths among senior-care center staff and residents appear to represent at least 40% of the overall count of more than 116,000 U.S. fatalities related to Covid-19 as compiled by Johns Hopkins University....
excerpt from,"As U.S. Nursing-Home Deaths Reach 50,000, States Ease Lockdowns "
I would be surprised if somebody didn't have it relative or somebody they knew in a nursing home at one time or another. My mother even did volunteer work for our county nursing home when she was alive. They certainly weren't facility one wanted to go to before the virus, and now people well do anything I would think to avoid going to one of them ‚ĚóūüĎé‚ė£ÔłŹ
Watchmanremo, it seems like a month ago there was a serious outbreak of covid-19 I believe in a Sydney nursing home. It is a devilish virus and it attacks the elderly worldwide.
ABC.net.au wrote: The Chinese Government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uyghurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.
‚ÄĘUse of forced abortions, IUDs and sterilisation has seen birth rates in Uyghur-dominated areas drop rapidly
‚ÄĘThe United States has condemned targeted birth control in Xinjiang
‚ÄĘSome experts warn the revelations are further evidence of intention to commit genocide against Uyghurs....
excerpt from,"China imposes forced abortion, sterilisation on Uyghurs, investigation shows"