Demonstrators present at the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s raid are receiving suspensions and losing their jobs, according to various reports.
At the time of this writing, a Pennsylvania teacher, Chicago real estate agent, Texas attorney, and more have either lost their jobs or have been suspended following the Wednesday riots.
Teacher ‘temporarily relieved’ of duties
In Pennsylvania, Allentown’s Morning Call on Thursday reported that the Allentown School District has suspended one of its teachers, a male who remains unnamed at the time of this reporting, who reportedly took part at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
In a statement, the district said, “While we all have the right to express ourselves, it is important to do so respectfully.”
The statement added, “We understand that many members of our community are upset by the image. At the same time, the district has an obligation to respect the First Amendment rights of our staff and students. Because of the emotion and controversy stirred by the events of January 6, 2021, the teacher has been temporarily relieved of his teaching duties until the School District can complete a formal investigation of his involvement.”
The outlet noted that the teacher in question was one of several people who were reportedly fired or who had been asked to resign from their positions as a result of allegedly attending the demonstration on Wednesday.
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by JD Heyes via Natural News
(Natural News) Taxpayers are going to be hit from every side when Joe Biden walks into the White House and Democrats win control of all of Congress after they steal the two currently GOP-held Senate seats in Georgia next month.
That’s because the Biden regime is going to pass out freebies to as many people as possible to secure Democrat rule into the foreseeable future or, at least, until they run out of ‘other people’s money.’
Biden reminded us of this when he reaffirmed his commitment to ‘free’ community college for anyone who wants to go in recent days.
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The riots, political turmoil, and other banana republic embarrassments seem to be ending – for now. So let’s get back to examining the real problems of this hyper-leveraged, dangerously-complex world. Like how big cities might soon be obsolete:
Pretend it’s 2019 and you’re living in a major US city. You, your spouse and two kids have a fairly nice (though admittedly very expensive) apartment in a relatively safe neighborhood, and life is pretty good. There’s a park nearby, dozens of great restaurants within walking distance, and plenty of interesting friends. And of course your high-paying jobs are right there.
Then comes 2020. A pandemic causes your mayor to panic and lock down the city. There go the park, friends, and restaurants. And before the horror of this new normal has a chance to sink in, civil unrest explodes and turns your once-iconic neighborhood into a Mad Maxian war zone of burned-out cars and boarded up storefronts.
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By Yaakov Menken
DECEMBER 31, 2020
Frankly, it’s quite scary to see such open hostility to free, diverse religious practice from a city government — and one could hardly seek more decisive proof that freedom of religion is, in fact, on trial in this case.
The threat here is clear, and not limited to Catholics. In Judaism, we believe it essential to raise a Jewish child to learn both our books and our observances. If applied consistently, the city’s argument would prohibit a Jewish agency from insisting upon placing a Jewish child in a Jewish home. Rather than demonstrating the First Amendment’s respect for different traditions and beliefs, Philadelphia is demanding universal conformity to state doctrine.
What is most troubling in all of this is that the city has lost sight of the ultimate goal: to serve children in need of foster care. There is a grave shortage of families willing to open their homes to foster children, and religious agencies, by working specifically within their faith communities, can expand that pool.
Plaintiff Sharonell Fulton is but one of many who are certified by Catholic Social Services and have room in their homes to care for children. The city is keeping these foster care providers on the sidelines because of CSS’s religious beliefs, offering only theoretical arguments about hypothetical harms to justify callous denial of homes to children in need.
As was clear at oral argument, no same-sex couple has been prevented from fostering or adopting by Catholic Social Services, or ever would be. Were such a couple to ever present itself to CSS, attorney Lori Windham told the court, CSS would help the couple to find one of the many other agencies that can assist them and better attend to their needs.
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• Reverse the Trump administration policies that have allowed faith-base government-funded contractors to provide adoption and foster care services to discriminate on the basis of religion and work with Congress to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.
• Work with the Attorney General to reverse former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Memorandum on Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty. In it place, issue a memorandum instructing all executive agencies to interpret religious freedom in such a way that protects the separation of religion and government, prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, and prohibits government funding of explicitly religious activities. Oppose religious displays on government property and recognize this issue’s importance as a matter of basic constitutional respect that is not, as it is sometimes portrayed, only of concern to nontheists. Keeping the government from using religious symbols is as much about inclusion of embattled religious minorities as it is about respecting freedom of thought and the separation of church and state.
This document also encourages the opening of the borders by rescinding President Trump’s mandates against unlimited entrance to America from countries riddled with terrorism, encourages the appointment of an Attorney General that will support dictatorial governors in restricting religious gatherings in a house of worship, using the IRS to go after churches and other religious institutions.
Next they want to “reframe patriotism,” by avoiding phrases like “God and country,” ensure that humanist and nontheist chaplains serve in each branch of the military, accompany any biblical or scriptural references with “accompanied by an acknowledgement of the nonreligious.”
They encourage the removal of the terminology “In God We Trust,” calling it a “relic of McCarthyism and the anti-atheist hysteria of the 1950s, and it has been invoked by Christian nationalists to reinforce their historically revisionist narrative of our nation’s founding. “
There is much more, so we encourage every reader to go through the document because not only is America going through the beginning of another civil war, and cultural controversies, but the attacks on religion within the darkness that is coming, will be a war in and of itself.
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