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Christmas Display Returns after Court win
Jeremy Morris will once again display Christmas decorations with live biblical character actors and animals at his home in a Hayden, Idaho subdivision, shown in 2015.
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HAYDEN, Idaho (BP) -- A Christian family will resurrect their elaborate neighborhood Christmas display after winning a legal battle against an Idaho homeowners group.

Jeremy R. Morris is preparing an even larger production than the 200,000 lights, living nativity, biblical character actors, carolers, live animals and Santa Claus that he last displayed at Christmas 2016 at his family's home in Hayden, Idaho, he said Nov. 25 on Facebook.



"This Thanksgiving weekend, I am grateful to live in a country that protects freedom of religion," Morris wrote after winning his case against a homeowners group that objected because atheists lived in the subdivision. "We love Christmas, celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ."



While religion was a factor in the case, Morris and his wife Kristy filed their civil suit under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, otherwise known as the Fair Housing Act, according to documents of the U.S. District Court of the District of Idaho in Coeur d'Alene.Christmas display returns after court win



A jury awarded the Morrises $60,000 in compensatory damages and $15,000 in punitive damages, finding that the West Hayden homeowners association "intentionally discriminated" against the Morrises during and after the purchase of their home.Christmas display returns after court win

Chalk this up with a win for Religious Freedom. A Homeowners association tried being Humbugs to this families celebration of Christmas and lost the case. Merry Christmas, Scrooge lost
 
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submerged ruins of church heralded 'one of Christianity's most important places' is spotted in aerial photos by chance after centuries of searching
After years of hunting archaeologists have found sunken ruins that could be where the First Council of Nicaea was held – making it one of the most important places in Christian history.

The First Council of Nicaea was a meeting held in 325 AD in the ancient town of Nicaea, now known as Iznik, in Turkey, which was then part of the Roman Empire.
It was arranged by Constantine I, the first emperor to convert to Christianity, and it was here they agreed the nature of the relationship between God and Jesus.

The council brought bishops from across the world to the shores of Lake Ascanius to agree the particulars of their faith – including when Easter should be held.

Archaeologist Mustafa Şahin from Uludag University has spent years scouring the shores of the modern-day lake, called Lake Iznik, searching for historical treasures from that time.

But it was only when the government of Bursa Province commissioned some aerial photos of the lake that he spotted a church submerged in its waters.
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The council decided overwhelmingly in favour of the former.

As well as agreeing the nature of the relationship between God and Jesus, the First Council of Nicaea set a date for Easter.

Constantine believed that setting a shared date for Easter would be good for the unity of the Church as a whole.

It was also where the Nicene Creed was created, which is still used in Catholic Mass.

It is an often-repeated statement of belief that ends with the words 'We believe in the Holy Spirit'. Submerged ruins of church heralded 'one of Christianity's most important places' is spotted | Daily Mail Online
Very important discovery for Christian History. Constantine was responsible for clarifying who Jesus was and initiated the celebration of him rising on the 3rd day with Easter


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submerged ruins of church heralded 'one of Christianity's most important places' is spotted in aerial photos by chance after centuries of searching
After years of hunting archaeologists have found sunken ruins that could be where the First Council of Nicaea was held – making it one of the most important places in Christian history.

The First Council of Nicaea was a meeting held in 325 AD in the ancient town of Nicaea, now known as Iznik, in Turkey, which was then part of the Roman Empire.
It was arranged by Constantine I, the first emperor to convert to Christianity, and it was here they agreed the nature of the relationship between God and Jesus.

The council brought bishops from across the world to the shores of Lake Ascanius to agree the particulars of their faith – including when Easter should be held.

Archaeologist Mustafa Şahin from Uludag University has spent years scouring the shores of the modern-day lake, called Lake Iznik, searching for historical treasures from that time.

But it was only when the government of Bursa Province commissioned some aerial photos of the lake that he spotted a church submerged in its waters.
https://i-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.amppr..._found_sunken_ruins_th-m-21_1536249933304.jpg
The council decided overwhelmingly in favour of the former.

As well as agreeing the nature of the relationship between God and Jesus, the First Council of Nicaea set a date for Easter.

Constantine believed that setting a shared date for Easter would be good for the unity of the Church as a whole.

It was also where the Nicene Creed was created, which is still used in Catholic Mass.

It is an often-repeated statement of belief that ends with the words 'We believe in the Holy Spirit'. Submerged ruins of church heralded 'one of Christianity's most important places' is spotted | Daily Mail Online
Very important discovery for Christian History. Constantine was responsible for clarifying who Jesus was and initiated the celebration of him rising on the 3rd day with Easter


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I love this silliness. Nicea was an important Roman city at the time and it would have supported many churches. The archaeologists have no clue as to whether this site is the actual church or not and the article's key words are 'could be'.

No doubt it will be promoted as such in order to fleece tourists when the inevitable museum display of artefacts is inaugurated. We can add it to the ever growing list of specious artefacts and sites attributed to historical and biblical figures:

Alexander's tomb at Vergina (wasn't he supposedly buried in Alexandria?)

The casket of Kaiphas, the Pharisee

The reliquary of James, the brother of Jesus (forgery)

The Jesus boat (about a century too late)

The socketed rock in the Dome of the Rock.

The nails from the cross in Constantinople (now looted)

I find it hilarious that Helena, mother of Constantine, while wandering around Jerusalem, stumbled upon the 'True Cross' some three hundred years after Jesus was executed.

How convenient.
 
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Federal Judge Rules Christian Baker Can Sue Colorado For Religious Persecution

Last week, a federal judge ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, could proceed to sue the state for anti-religious bias
On the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take Phillips' appeal, Denver attorney Autumn Scardina requested Phillips to bake a cake that celebrated gender transition with a blue outside and an pink inside, The Western Journal reports. After Phillips refused, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cited him again.

Despite Phillips winning his case at the Supreme Court, the state still decided to prosecute him, causing him to file a lawsuit.

In a statement, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is defending Phillips, said that Colorado is treating Phillips differently than other cake artists who decline custom projects if they disagree with the message.

“While the state ‘allow other cake artists to decline requests to create custom cakes that express messages they deem objectionable and would not express for anyone,’ Colorado treats Phillips differently,” ADF said. “This ‘disparate treatment,’ the court said, ‘reveals’ the state officials’ ongoing ‘hostility towards Phillips, which is sufficient to establish they are pursuing the discrimination charges against Phillips in bad faith, motivated by Phillips’ … religion ... ’”
Federal Judge Rules Christian Baker Can Sue Colorado For Religious Persecution
Religious discrimination, Jack Phillips will win and set the precedence for religious conscience and being able to refuse service where it bothers your conscience


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Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays

A jury has awarded a Miami hotel dishwasher $21.5 million, finding that her employer violated her religious rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays — and ultimately firing her.

But a cap on punitive damages prevents her from receiving anywhere close to that amount.
Marie Jean Pierre, who worked as a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami, sued Virginia-based Park Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, in 2017 for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark law bans employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The award was filed on Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Miami. The jury also found she was due $35,000 in back wages and $500,000 for emotional pain and mental anguish.

Pierre, 60, is a mother of six and a member of the Soldiers of Christ Church, a Catholic missionary group that helps the poor, her attorney said.
Her lawyer, Marc Brumer, said Hilton argued in court that it was unaware Pierre was a missionary, and never knew why she always wanted Sundays off.

In 2009, she alleges the hotel scheduled her to work on a Sunday, according to the lawsuit. She says she told her employer she would have to resign, but in an effort to persuade her not to quit, they accommodated her request until 2015.

Sometime in 2015, the kitchen manager at the Conrad Miami, "demanded" Pierre work Sundays, the lawsuit states and for a short time allowed her to swap shifts with other coworkers to have the day off.

On March 31, 2016, Pierre says she was fired for alleged misconduct, negligence and “unexcused absences,” according to the lawsuit. Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays
Abuse of Christians isn’t working out so well. Not giving Sunday’s off to this Missionary cost this company 21 million dollars. This is a Victory for this dishwasher, made him a very rich man and hopefully sent a message to others that Religious abuse isn’t worth it


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Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays

A jury has awarded a Miami hotel dishwasher $21.5 million, finding that her employer violated her religious rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays — and ultimately firing her.

But a cap on punitive damages prevents her from receiving anywhere close to that amount.
Marie Jean Pierre, who worked as a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami, sued Virginia-based Park Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, in 2017 for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark law bans employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The award was filed on Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Miami. The jury also found she was due $35,000 in back wages and $500,000 for emotional pain and mental anguish.

Pierre, 60, is a mother of six and a member of the Soldiers of Christ Church, a Catholic missionary group that helps the poor, her attorney said.
Her lawyer, Marc Brumer, said Hilton argued in court that it was unaware Pierre was a missionary, and never knew why she always wanted Sundays off.

In 2009, she alleges the hotel scheduled her to work on a Sunday, according to the lawsuit. She says she told her employer she would have to resign, but in an effort to persuade her not to quit, they accommodated her request until 2015.

Sometime in 2015, the kitchen manager at the Conrad Miami, "demanded" Pierre work Sundays, the lawsuit states and for a short time allowed her to swap shifts with other coworkers to have the day off.

On March 31, 2016, Pierre says she was fired for alleged misconduct, negligence and “unexcused absences,” according to the lawsuit. Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays
Abuse of Christians isn’t working out so well. Not giving Sunday’s off to this Missionary cost this company 21 million dollars. This is a Victory for this dishwasher, made him a very rich man and hopefully sent a message to others that Religious abuse isn’t worth it


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Hopefully she won’t actually collect the money. This is a frivolous bullshit lawsuit. It’s what keeps the court clogged up and not functioning properly.
 
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Hopefully she won’t actually collect the money. This is a frivolous bullshit lawsuit. It’s what keeps the court clogged up and not functioning properly.
She has collected the money. Moral of the story. Don’t harass religious people, you may end up being 21 million dollars in debt doing it. There is workplace accommodation laws.


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