1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
4 For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. read more
FOXNEWS and NRA headlines if the AME church-goers had been armed.
It only took them 3 years to figure it out. Well, to be actually told what they didn't care about until now. Judging by the rednecks' Twitterings on FOXSPORTS, literacy may take a few more generations longer to catch on.
Sen. Rand Paul: "What kind of person goes into church and shoots nine people? There's a sickness in our country, there's something terribly wrong, but it isn't going to be fixed by your government. It's people straying away, it's people not understanding where salvation comes from." Former Senator Rick Santorum: "This is one of those situations where you just have to take a step back and say we -- you know, you talk about the importance of prayer in this time and we're now seeing assaults on our religious liberty we've never seen before. It's a time for deeper reflection beyond this horrible situation." Sen. Lindsey Graham acknowledged the racism yet downplayed it in the same breath: "There are real people out there that are organized to kill people in religion and based on race. This guy is just whacked out ... But it's 2015, there are people out there looking for Christians to kill them ... This is a mean time we live in."
The Supreme Court decided Monday that it will not review a North Carolina law that would have required doctors to perform a narrated ultrasound on a woman before she could have an abortion. A district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit previously ruled the law unconstitutional. A federal appeals court ruled in December that the law violates the First Amendment rights of physicians. "Transforming the physician into the mouthpiece of the state undermines the trust that is necessary for facilitating healthy doctor-patient relationships and, through them, successful treatment outcomes," the three-judge panel wrote in its decision. Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked the Supreme Court in March to review the appeals court's decision, but the Supreme Court declined on Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups that filed a lawsuit against the ultrasound law, applauded the high court's decision. read more