In today’s News:
Supreme Court nominee praised by religious liberty group
This past weekend, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The following statement in response to the appointment may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, president, CEO and chief counsel for First Liberty Institute, who was in attendance at the announcement: “President Trump has nominated a judge to the Supreme Court who we are confident will protect the religious freedoms and constitutional rights of all Americans. Judge Barrett’s record demonstrates her commitment to the Constitution’s text and its purpose. Judge Barrett understands that government exists to protect the God-given rights of the people and the Constitution exists to prevent government from infringing on those rights. She will make an excellent Supreme Court justice, and we expect the Senate to confirm her without delay.”
Pro-life speaker assaulted
Students for Life Action team member who is part of Students for Life’s “SCOTUS squad” was punched while peacefully advocating for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Police were called and an arrest was made after a woman approached SFLAction Communications and Market Manager 23-year-old Autumn Schimmer, who was speaking on behalf of Judge Barrett. Schimmer spoke with police and reported that additional threatening behavior took place in the context of a crowd that included about 5 percent pro-life advocates and 95 percent abortion supporters. The woman who punched her fled into the crowd.
DA refuses to enforce a pro-life law
The district attorney of Nashville, Tenn., refused to enforce a new state law this week that informs women that a drug-induced abortion may be reversed to save their baby’s life. WLTV News 8 reports Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk said the law is unconstitutional, and he will not enforce it. Scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, the pro-life legislation requires abortion facilities to display signs informing women that a chemical abortion may be reversed after the first dose of the two-drug abortion procedure. It also requires the abortionist to provide the same information during counseling 48 hours prior to the abortion.
Chinese Communists change the Bible
A Communist textbook that’s being used in Chinese schools falsifies the Biblical account found in John 8:3–11. The textbook claims that Jesus murdered the woman who was found in adultery and said He, too, is a sinner. The textbook, published by the government-run University of Electronic Science and Technology Press, states: “The crowd wanted to stone the woman to death as per their law. But Jesus said, ‘let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’ hearing this, they slipped away one by one. When the crowd disappeared, Jesus stoned the sinner to death, saying, ‘I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.’”