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October 1, 2020
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ARROGANT, FREEDOM-CRUSHING GOVERNMENT

For any person of faith who thinks it’s safe to vote for today’s Democrats or to stay home on Election Day and not make your voice heard, just look to Virginia. They elected a Democratic legislature and Democrat Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam, and they have been suffering under arrogant, freedom-crushing government ever since. Here is the latest result of their government’s utter disregard for the rights of the people.

Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing the state to prevent implementation of a so-called LGBTQ rights law that is actually a “replace religion with the state's beliefs" law. As always, it has one of those benign names that obscure its destructive and partisan intent: the “Virginia Values Act.”

As Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media reports, the lawsuit charges that the state is requiring “ministries to hire employees who disagree with their beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender; mandate that the ministries hire employees whose beliefs and lifestyles are ‘antagonistic to the ministries’ convictions;’ prohibit the ministries from firing employees who oppose their missions; require the ministries to provide services in a manner that violates their beliefs; ban the ministries from even communicating their biblical beliefs; make the ministries use their facilities in a way that contradicts their beliefs; and force the ministries to pay for ‘gender reassignment’ procedures in their health plans, even though the ministries object to these procedures.”

And if they refuse to substitute the state's PC values for their own? They will “face investigations, an onerous administrative process, fines up to $100,000 (!) for each violation, unlimited compensatory and punitive damages and attorney-fee awards, and court orders forcing them to engage in actions that would violate their consciences.”

The lawsuit charges that the law “targets the Ministries by singling out their religious speech and belief for hostility, and by showing favoritism towards, preferring, and promoting religious beliefs that approve of same-sex marriage and transgender ideology.” In doing so, it unconstitutionally relegates religious people to the status of “second-class citizens, outsiders, and not full members of the community.”

Since the Democrats took over with a 55-45 majority in the House and a scant 21-19 majority in the Senate, they have repeatedly shown contempt for the wishes of the citizens (who have protested in droves to no avail) and the First and Second Amendments.

Here's a little math to mull over: Virginia has over 6.25 million residents over age 18, and in the last election, over 3.6 million didn’t vote. Northam beat the Republican by less than 235,000 votes. How many of those 3.6 million non-voters are people of faith who didn't realize that not bothering to vote would result in an all-out assault on their religious freedom? Well, now they know.

That’s the cost of not voting: having the left attempt to force its version of “Virginia’s values” on you and your church in place of your real, constitutionally-protected Biblical values.

A lawsuit shouldn’t even be necessary. The Bill of Rights should have reigned supreme from day one. Now that you know how much respect Democrats have for it, the solution is simple: go to the polls and vote as if your right to hold your own sacred beliefs depends on it -- because as Virginia has made chillingly clear, it does.

PS – To prove that some people understand that protecting First Amendment rights is more important than immediate partisan advantage, the American Humanist Association has filed an amicus brief, supporting the Alliance Defending Freedom in a Supreme Court case defending a Christian student’s right to share his faith on a Georgia college campus outside of the designated “free speech” zone.

It sounds as if the atheist group has read the famous poem that starts, “First they came for…” You can’t use the First Amendment to protect your right not to believe in God after it’s been destroyed by people who want to take away the rights of those who do believe.

HOW POLITICS WORK

Wednesday night, while media talking heads were still having the vapors over Tuesday’s debate being so Trumpy, a little news happened that I’ll bet they find no time at all to cover. Senate Republicans brought back a bill that they first tried to pass in 2019 called the Protect Act. It would ensure that people with preexisting conditions are not denied health coverage.

Guess who voted against it? If you said Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats who’ve been accusing Republicans of wanting to deny health coverage to people with preexisting conditions, then congratulations: you’re getting the hang of how politics in Washington work.

NEW STYLE GUIDELINES

The Associated Press issued new “style guidelines” for “reporters,” because bad news about Democrats doesn’t just cover up itself.

The A.P. seems concerned that calling all that violence, arson, assaults and looting in Democratic cities “riots” might be giving readers the mistaken impression that rioting is taking place rather than “peaceful protests.” So they’ve taken the now-common Orwellian approach to the problem by simply changing the language in hopes of hiding the reality.

The A.P. starts with the typical premise that calling a riot a “riot” is racist: “Focusing on rioting and property destruction rather than underlying grievance has been used in the past to stigmatize broad swaths of people protesting against lynching, police brutality or for racial justice, going back to the urban uprisings of the 1960s.”

They suggest using “protest” or “demonstration” because those can technically refer to an action that’s violent or peaceful (and why inform readers which one it is?), or use “unrest” instead of “riot” because it’s “vaguer, milder and less emotional.” But really, just vaguer. Hey, why not “pep rally”? I love one of the comments at Twitter: “Oh, A.P, you’re a riot!” Side note to CNN: if you’re really trying to keep your viewers from knowing that there’s a riot goin' on, don’t call it a “peaceful protest” while standing in front of a burning building.

Too bad George Carlin isn’t still around to comment on this, since making language fuzzier to obscure the meaning was one of his favorite topics – such as the way that “toilet paper” somehow became “bathroom tissue.” Now, anything written by the A.P. about riots has become “toilet paper.”

"NORMALIZED"

The left has “normalized” marijuana, burning the American flag, rioting, looting, racism (against white people), kneeling during the National Anthem, attacking the police, censorship on the Internet, politicizing movies, sports and TV (all in one direction), resegregating and banning free speech on campus, abortion up to and beyond birth, and kiddie porn on Netflix. How could they possibly sink any lower?

How about by trying to “normalize” Satan?

HOUSE BILL REMOVES $600 MILLION IN POLICE FUNDING

In Tuesday’s debate, Joe Biden claimed that the only one who was calling for defunding the police was Trump, claiming his budget would cut local law enforcement assistance by $400 million. Psst, Joe: you might want to call Nancy Pelosi. The latest version of the House Democrats’ COVID-19 relief bill removes $600 million in funding for police that was in the original version of the bill.

MEGA-VIRAL

Amid all the political fighting, division, hatred and name-calling, the Rev. Franklin Graham had a post-debate message that deserves to be shared far and wide. And that’s exactly what happened on the Internet.

TWEET OF THE DAY

An NBA player allegedly tweeted during the debate, “F—America, bro, I’m moving to Hawaii.” The tweet was later deleted. I wonder who told him?

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Comments 1-25 of 38

  • Billy Simpson

    10/04/2020 09:42 PM

    that is so evil the Christians must speak up and stand up for their own beliefs

  • Marti

    10/03/2020 10:32 PM

    Thank you for pointing out the mistruths of the left and showing what our President does honestly says. I loved the video you shared in another newsletter showing 18 times President Trump spoke against White supremacy. I don’t know how much clearer he could state it! I Seriously wish his campaign would use that as a campaign add!!!!
    THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO!

  • Michael

    10/02/2020 09:55 PM

    Like a few others among your readers and commenters, it is absolutely beyond me as a Christian, that anyone who proclaims to be a Christian, would ever vote Democrat. The Democrat party fully supports abortion- the murder of innocent babies, shedding of innocent blood. I have come to the conclusion that those who *proclaim to be Christians yet vote for a political party that stands against God and what He says in His Word, then maybe they are just church goers who don't really know God's Word for themselves. Or maybe they are marginal Christians who spend more time listening and believing what the world says, what culture says, but not listening to what God says. Or maybe they just say they are Christians, buy are not. I don't know for certain, but a true Christian, a follower of Christ shouldn't be voting for a political party who favors abortion, same sex marriage, socialism (no freedom and liberty), etc. There are no perfect candidates,no perfect political parties, but if you are a Christian, then vote for the candidate or political party that aligns with what God says, not what man says. Christians need to influence our culture, not culture influencing us! So go in person on November 3rd and vote your faith!!

  • John Vandemark

    10/02/2020 07:30 PM

    Sorry Virginia. Not long ago Mike Bloomberg bragged about poring millions into the last election in Virginia to turn the state blue. Now he is trying to do the same in Florida, and we worry about Russia, Russia, Russia. Be careful Florida don't let this happen to you. The truth (you know) will set you free. Brother John

  • Jerry

    10/02/2020 05:26 PM

    That ignorant nba player must have listened to the female senator not knowing she is a us senator a tip to the dumb player spend your money fast and foolishly see Ya at the stop sign with the cardboard sign someone else wrote for ya and will take half of ten bucks you will get for your hard work

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/02/2020 03:13 PM

    “Virginia Values”.......Wow the message is loud and clear

  • Berry Mcalister

    10/02/2020 01:48 PM

    Gov. Videos show biden wearing a wire W/ something inside the cuff on his right hand, not many are saying anything about this. wallace is about as far left as biden, why wasn't biden asked about his taxes? Totally one sided, Trump had two enemies attacking him. Please keep up your great work. Thankyou

  • Robert K. Wilson

    10/02/2020 01:29 PM

    Maybe there will not be any more debates (COVID preventing Pres Trump). Wouldn't this be a great time for a "fireside chat" from Trump? He could state what he never gets a chance to do in a debate - what people want to hear - no more than 30 min:
    1. What I have done to earn your vote - short list of key promises kept (with visuals to outline)
    2. What I will do in my next term w/costs (with visuals to outline) 3. Challenge Biden to do same!

  • Viviana

    10/02/2020 12:45 PM

    I don't know nor understand how any person of faith let only Bible believers could vote Democrat due to the fact the Democrat party loves killing babies and harvesting their organs out this is why our country is in the mess it's in innocent blood continues to be spilled through taxes payers income through the government to Planned Parenthood which is a crime alone. God might be judging our country for the sins of innocent blood.

  • Jerrie ZA

    10/02/2020 11:38 AM

    I can not believe the Christians that are voting for Biden. With President Trump we have finally gotten America back and here the Christians will vote the democrats in and they will destroy our country this time. Biden is all for socialism (communism) and no more freedom and this time the democrats will destroy all of us. Christians, do you want your FREEDOM. You better do your homework and literally see all of the good President Trump has done for you and your country!

  • Judy McGlothlin

    10/02/2020 11:23 AM

    The Democrats motto: if you tell the same lie enough times it will become fact.

  • PAUL920 SCHABER

    10/02/2020 10:59 AM

    Like Trump says: "RESULTS HAVE CONSEQUENCES". WHY DO YOU THINK ALL THE BLUE STATE GOVERNORS AND MAYORS ARE HOPING FOR A RESCUE PACKAGE FROM PELOSI AND THE FELLOW DEMOCRATS. THEY LOOKED AT THEIR FINANCIAL COFFERS AND REALIZED THEY ARE BROKE AND WILL HAVE TO FIRE A LOT OF THEIR FELLOW DEMOCRATS from THEIR COMFY JOBS along with their pensions are bankrupt due to poor financial planning.

  • Garry Ross

    10/02/2020 10:39 AM

    Thank you for this full report re Virginia. I live in Virginia. I did not know about this Values Act. I have forwarded your report to friends and family asking them to forward likewise including their Pastors.
    We are voting this fall and we will fight to get rid of these scum balls .
    Thanks for all you all do. GR.

  • Jerry Korba

    10/02/2020 10:31 AM

    How can you tell if hosts on the propaganda outlets are Socialist while on what is advertised truth based show. Rarely will the Great accomplishments of this Administration will be exposed lightly and all the unproven issues will be repeated slanting toward the issue to be true and to make the Administration to go on defense to disprove the allegation normally it will last for a day or two and then on to the next false promotion. Fox news is great for this maybe its me I do not trust or watch it in the words of Pelosi it not worth the time. I will defend Tuckers show and the Judge and most of the 5. Although like the WWE it needs a good guy and the villain the 5 uses that format Williams is the perfect villain denouncing the good in most people and our Administration

  • Sandra Malone

    10/02/2020 10:11 AM

    Our religious beliefs should not be soiled by our political beliefs. If something, like abortion, is against your religious beliefs, shouldn’t it also be against your political beliefs.

  • Angela Johnson

    10/02/2020 10:06 AM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    The arrogant freedom crushing government is everywhere; and, not just centrally focused within the state of Virginia. The situation is such that some areas are affected to a greater degree from the tyranny than others. This is truly evil in itself. The question is; what benefit does anyone actually get from destroying lives? The Democrats should all be asked this question. If the people are allowed to submit questions in the next debate, maybe some questions could be submitted that could actually force Former VP Joe Biden to think. Though, he has people speaking for him. I understand he has a condition now. Even if he was twenty years younger, he would not be able to answer the questions. Because answering questions with truth and with objective substantive responses are not part of his style. He deflects from the topic by using street language and by using words that makeup the context of another language. For example; the singular word Biden used to try to pal with the Muslim community regarding the President’s tax returns. Mr. Biden does not have the developed direct interpersonal communication skills to respond in this manner to the American public. Similarly to the question when the President asked Mr. Biden if he would pack the Supreme Court. The way Mr. Biden answers any question is he deflects it and turns it into another topic at the people and away from him. Getting back to Chris Wallace, his actions that took place in this debate and his portrayed slanted biased attitude against conservatives are not newly adopted standards in his personal portfolio. Chris Wallace always speaks with a mild deception that undermines conservatives all the time. His tone almost mocks people without reason. He does it because he can. It is just now that many of you have been lured into taking note on how Chris actually operates. He interjected himself into becoming the focus of the debate instead of the former VP and the President. Fox News does not pay attention at all. Chris Wallace has been this way for years. If it is true that Chris and Neil Covuto made the decision not to fact check the President, in my opinion, time should not be wasted on fact checking period by the moderator. Let the debaters do the deal. Let the President and Former VP Biden fact check each other. Drill each other until the President can get the VP to speak the truth. Why are they targeting the President all the time? The President according to DC and most of the media is the guilty one; and, this is just not the case. Sorry DC and media; but, you are the problem 100%.
    Mainstream media and even a few on Fox News are not with the American people period.The moderator needs to keep the debate guided and let them go at it. The questions should not be more important than the substance within the context of the responses. And the moderator is not running for the presidency either. Finally, though,
    I do not agree with what the Democratic Party is doing to Mr. Biden. I do not care how corrupt he has been. He is still a human being and what they are doing to Mr. Biden is elder abuse front and center. With how they are abusing the Former VP in order to try to get what they want is truly indicative of who they are and what they stand for. Best.

  • Karen Harkins

    10/02/2020 09:36 AM

    It seems as if, more and more, the leftists are rising up to destroy Christians' beliefs and eliminate them from existence. I am so concerned about this, but I don't know what I can do to stop it. Many of my Facebook "friends" have blocked me because I express my political beliefs a lot on that page. This makes me sad, but there is nothing I can do about it. I can pray, which I do every day, but things just seem to be getting worse. I don't know where this oppression is going to lead us, where it's going to end. I am truly chilled by Virginia's ignoring of the wishes of their people and going ahead with its destructive policies. I am not one to sit by, wringing my hands and sobbing, but I am very concerned for the future of our country. Governor Huckabee, I am beginning to think we are just going to have to let this awful tide roll over us and drown enough of us to silence us forever.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    10/02/2020 08:48 AM

    All you have to do is listen to the news with a little common sense and you will see all you wrote, but they are only listening to what are you going to do for me free. I am praying for wisdom for Americans to know our taxes are paying for the lies and stupidity. I believe President Trump has common sense and discernment on doing what is right for America. Praying for America and voting for President Trump and Gods hand on America.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/02/2020 08:43 AM

    Down Under police state: read reports about Victoria Australia being the new Nazi state in Down under on lockdowns etc A-Z
    FYI, verify accounts.
    Scary if done in US

  • Wally Sloan

    10/02/2020 07:06 AM

    Regarding the voters (or should I say non voters) of Virginia) you got exactly what you deserved.
    IMO if you are of voting age and you don’t vote to let your voice be heard, then you have no right to complain about what you get.
    Regarding the ball player and Hawaii, this is an example of the mental midgets in sports today. They make millions because they have a talent, but don’t have a third grade education!
    Sad.

  • sarah ganskie

    10/02/2020 04:34 AM

    Thank you for this posting. Very informative.
    Prayers to you and your family always.
    The ganskie family
    39733 Waha lake Rd. Lewiston ID 83501

  • Yolanda Brown

    10/02/2020 03:54 AM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee,

    We need to launch a national prayer for President Trump and his wife - I just heard they have Covid 19 - Please let;s organize a prayer for them - He is our President and we need him strong at this difficult time. Thank you Yolanda Brown

  • Alice King

    10/02/2020 03:10 AM

    Every Christian in the US should be praying for President Trump, the senators and the members of the House as well as local leaders, pastors, police and fire departments daily. We are required to pray for all in authority by Scripture. It does not say to pray for those we agree with or approve of!

  • Shelly K. Weber

    10/02/2020 03:08 AM

    Praying for Virginia!!! My birth state. 2 Chronicles 7:14...... YOU be blessed ????

  • Ann Rockett

    10/02/2020 01:59 AM

    Thank you! I greatly appreciate your consistent fight for our Liberty and freedoms. Your letters and updates are informative and very helpful. I have just read that the Pres & First Lady tested positive for the virus. Can we overwhelm them with an organized message of support: a fill in an online note/ form/card, emails, and messages of prayers and well wishes. I can only imagine how this is going to go over in the media. I hope the Republicans have their “war room” staffed 24/7. May God Bless you all.