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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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Churches Should Examine Marriage Bylaws

Traditional MarriageWith the U.S. Supreme Court set to take up gay marriage and potentially legalize it this summer, churches that host wedding ceremonies or other events for traditional couples should examine their bylaws and shield themselves from the impact of possible litigation, says an attorney who specializes in religious liberty issues.

Read the entire article here. . . .

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The American People

Quoting Justice William Douglas:

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. (Zorach v. Clauson)

Chief Justice John Marshall On Taxes

Chief Justice John Marshall concluded in 1819 (McCullough v. Maryland):

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”

Preserve, Protect, And Defend The Constitution

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

Quoting Justice Joseph Story:

“No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.”

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