Virginia Dems block bill to protect houses of worship from government interference

Virginia Democrats have blocked a bill that would protect houses of worship from excess government intervention such as COVID-19 mandates and shutdown orders.

The GOP-backed bill, which was derailed in a state Senate committee this week, would have curbed government authority over churches, synagogues and mosques in Virginia.

“It’s vital that we pass this bill to close the loophole, protect our God-given constitutional rights and religious freedom, and empower our citizens to freely assemble in worship, with no more government crackdowns,” state Delegate Wren Williams, who sponsored the bill, told Fox News.

The bill was previously passed narrowly by Republicans in the House of Delegates. Supporters said it would close a “loophole” in upholding religious freedom rights.

The bill came in response to COVID rules that restricted activity and practices in houses of worship.

For more information, visit The Washington Times COVID-19 resource page.

• Mica Soellner can be reached at msoellner@washingtontimes.com.

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Elon Musk says Starlink was told to block Russian news sources but it will not do so unless forced ‘at gunpoint’

Elon Musk said he was “sorry to be a free speech absolutist.” Matt Rourke/AP
  • SpaceX’s Starlink was told by some governments to block Russian news sources, Elon Musk says.
  • On Saturday, Musk tweeted that the company would not do so “unless at gunpoint.”
  • Musk had previously shared concerns over Starlink systems being targeted in Ukraine.

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Science Versus Conscience: Is this a Dilemma?

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Justin Trudeau came out of hiding, and it seems he almost reveals a smug smile as he resorts to the hackneyed “trust the science” bromide in the following recent video. Both he, and his opposition leader, Candice Bergen, claim to be following the science and yet both advocates completely different policies based on different conclusions. [Double click on hyperlink below]:

https://rumble.com/vufjc5-trudeau-gets-absolutely-roasted-to-his-face-by-conservative-leader.html

The irony here is that puppeteers across the mainstream media, along and various authority figures, have been admonishing the masses to “trust the science” even as they often distort the science (as Ryan Cristian has so often pointed out in his truly important podcasts at: TheLastAmericanVagabond.Com). Note: Ryan’s indefatigable work along with his razor-sharp mind has been exposing many, many distortions of this pandemic scam for a very long time. He deserves the Person of the Year award.

What is particularly disturbing is that while Prime Minister Trudeau was on the lam, his friend and World Economic Forum WEF pal Mark Carney declared in an editorial letter there in Ottawa, that all people who have sent money to the truckers are supporting insurrection and they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. See Tucker Carlson video explaining: [double click]:

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/tucker-carlson-tonight-host-argues-leaders-are-trying-to-intimidate-truckers-for-speaking-out

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JOURNO-TERRORISM: Washington Post and CBC tag-team with criminal cyber hackers to dox and intimidate freedom convoy donors

The corporate-run media is having a heyday doxing the identities of all the donors to the Freedom Convoy in Canada.

It is apparently a crime in the world of libtards to take a stand for one’s right to bodily autonomy, and both The Washington Post and CBC News have decided to punish those who do so by putting their personal information on blast.

According to reports, the Post is now harassing donors who contributed funding to the Canadian truckers who converged on Ottawa in protest of Justin Trudeau’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” mandate.

“The Washington Post is contacting people whose donation info was leaked and who gave as little as 40 dollars to the truckers to ask them why they did so,” tweeted Saagar Enjeti, a co-host on “Rising with Krystal and Saagar” at The Hill.

Enjeti received this information from a source who emailed him to say that “leaked data” was obtained about the GiveSendGo contributions showing that the Post has been harassing those who participated by asking them what “motivated” them to send money to the truckers.

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Is the Gun Dangerous, or is it the Criminal?

The world is fascinatingly complex yet important truths are often simple. We shouldn’t take that too far since most simple answers are also wrong or incomplete. That tension helps make life so interesting as we try to understand the world around us. For example, we saw violent crime increase in the last few years. Should we try to keep violent criminals away from guns, or should we try to keep violent criminals away from us? Is the tool dangerous or is the person dangerous? Let’s look at both ideas and see if there are any simple answers to be found.

When we look for simple solutions we see that criminals use guns to commit violence. That sounds like the case is closed but there is more evidence to uncover. If we keep looking then we find that innocent victims also use firearms to stop violence. That means the answers are not black and white but shades of gray.

When we look at all firearms we see that a vanishingly small fraction of the guns owned by civilians were used in violent crime each year (1 in 1400). Now we look deeper and find out that honest citizens used a firearm for self-defense over 1.6 million times a year. That is more people than live in New Hampshire or Hawaii. Each year, more people use a firearm for self-defense than the population of Wyoming and Vermont combined. Armed defense is common.

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Outraged Citizens Flood Ottawa Police Phone Lines With Complaint Calls About Horrific Treatment of Protesters – OPD Responds by Threatening Callers with Criminal Charges

In response to the brutal treatment of protesters by law enforcement officers as they forcefully clear the streets of Ottawa, outraged citizens flooded the Ottawa Police Department (OPD) phone lines on Saturday to express their disgust over the Police’s horrific actions – and in some cases, likely to report some of the abuse.

Following the wave of calls, the OPD decided that the best response would be just to threaten the callers with criminal charges – because, hey, it’s worked so well for everything else, and, ultimately, they are tyrants, so it makes perfect sense.

The OPD tweeted out a plea for people to stop calling on Saturday, making clear that it’s no longer OK for concerned citizens to call about what the police are doing to the peaceful protestors:

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Ottawa Mayor Announces Cars Seized During Freedom Protests Should be Sold to Cover Costs Incurred by City

The regime is very upset with the serfs.
How dare they challenge Justin’s ridiculous COVID orders!

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told the CBC that the regime has the power to do this now that the Emergency Act was invoked by Prime Minister Trudeau.

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The Nazis weren’t defeated… they went underground and now run CANADA and the WORLD, pushing eugenics and depopulation agendas aligned with Adolf Hitler

(Natural News) The Third Reich never really ended. Although Hitler himself was destroyed, the Nazi regime of the 1920s / 30s / 40s simply went underground and morphed into a global movement of infiltration and influence that’s now emerging as “globalism.”

The World Economic Forum is the training ground for modern-day Nazis, who include national leaders Macron (France), Merkel (Germany) and Trudeau (Canada). Notably, the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, named Chrystia Freeland, is the granddaughter of an actual Nazi collaborator and propagandist named Michael Chomiak.

As The Gateway Pundit reported, Chomiak was a target of a post-war Polish intelligence search for Nazi collaborators. “Polish intelligence suspect Chomiak arrived in Cracow soon after Hans Frank (who was executed for crimes against humanity) became the governor, offering himself as an agent of influence to inform the Germans on what fellow Ukranians and anti-Russian nationalists then active in and around Lviv were thinking and planning. His work as a journalist was likely a cover for espionage on behalf of the Germans.”

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Militarized Police Abuse Peaceful Protesters in Ottawa After Trudeau Invokes War Powers Act Police snipers filmed on rooftops

Militarized police launched a vicious assault on peaceful Freedom Convoy protesters on Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked a War Powers act to suspend Canadians’ rights.

Videos shared on social media show police snipers on rooftops looking down as peaceful protesters are being abused, beaten, peppersprayed and arrested en masse.

A parliament session where Trudeau’s emergency order could have been challenged was conveniently canceled this morning “on the advice of security officials,” WSJ reported.

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