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We Must Stand Up And Be Counted

This is a critical time in our Nation and we must stand up and be
counted. President Obama says he will recognize the National Day of
Prayer this year in spite of the ruling but that he would not be able to
do so in the future if the appeal process fails.

“In God We Trust” Doesn’t Violate Separation of Church and State

I’m very happy to celebrate with you another victory in the Courts of the United States. This time from the unlikely but important 9th Circuit in California. Most usually thought of as one of the most liberal courts in our Nation Judges from this Court voted 3-0 to uphold “In God We Trust” on coins and currency.

Judge Carlos Bea also affirmed that the Pledge of Allegiance with the words “Under God” does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The Judge stated, “The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our republic was founded.”

Victory for Freedom – For Ministries and Tax Exempt Organizations

During the last week of February 2010 the Tarrant County Appraisal District (TAD) In Ft. Worth, Texas settled a dispute in favor of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Last year the TAD denied a request from Kenneth Copeland Ministries for religious exemption from certain property taxes mainly related to aircraft belonging to KCM. Part of the requirement for this exemption was a request for the names, positions and salaries of each of the ministries employees (nearly 600 persons). Although the director of the Appraisal District stated publicly that this requirement was not law and that he and his staff never read the documentation.

Copeland Family Meeting in Orlando, Florida

In late August the children and grandchildren of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland came together for a meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Pearsons, Swisher, and Copeland families each delivered a message that God had been laying on their heart, and on December 3rd these anointed family members will be meeting in Orlando, Florida for a weekend…