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Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020

Seems like the government listened to the bishops:

Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020.

Initially proposed by trade unions, the idea received the support of the ruling conservative Law and Justice Party, who want to allow workers to spend more time with their families.

The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in 2019, and to ban it totally starting in 2020. It will still be permitted, however, on the Sundays before major holidays such as Christmas. Some bakeries and online shops will also be exempt.

Praise God!

And may He bless Poland!

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British grocery chain replaces baby Jesus with sausage roll in tone-deaf Advent calendar

 

Socialists choose beturbaned Sikh as their leader

The NDP chose Jagmeet Singh, the young, colourful-turban-sporting Browntown Punjabi as their new leader.

Demonstrating that they care not a whit about the white working class, or even holding on to the bit of Quebec support still remaining, because having the first racial minority leader of a major Canadian political party was more important; identity politics of the new kind is all that matters to them.

Oh well. It may make things somewhat more lively in Canadian politics, as Singh, being just as vacuous and image-obsessed as Trudeau, except browner, may pull away brown Millennial votes away from the Grits.

But they’ll lose support in Quebec, whose more traditional identity politics still holds, meaning they still only support their own, esp. ones who can win.

I doubt the Tories will profit much from any of it, because Scheer is such a lacklustre leader…

Not that it matters, since they only suck slightly less than the other two…

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Canada, immigration, race, religion

 

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Roy Moore Wins Alabama Primary Runoff for U.S. Senate

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Roy Moore Wins Alabama Primary Runoff for U.S. Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, also known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” has won the state primary runoff for the U.S. Senate, significantly defeating his opponent Luther Strange despite President Trump’s endorsement of Strange.

As of press time, with 92 percent of precincts reporting, Moore had obtained 54 percent of the vote versus 45 percent for Strange.

Strange has conceded the race, remarking in a statement, “I congratulate Roy Moore on the result this evening. May God be with him and may God continue to bless Alabama and the United States of America.”

He also thanked President Trump and Vice President Pence for their support.

Trump himself congratulated Moore upon learning the results of the race, tweeting, “Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!”

Moore, while thanking his supporters Tuesday night, also gave thanks foremost to God, noting that he never prayed to God to win, but rather asked that the Lord’s will would be done. He said that it is not good for a man to think that he won on his own, and noted that losing is sometimes good for a person.

“[T]here’s nothing too great for God. For one day every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain or hill shall be made low. The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it,” Moore said, quoting from the book of Isaiah.

“We’re put here on earth for a short time, and for that short time, our duty is to serve Almighty God and serve Him in all things,” he also declared. “[W]e have to return the knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the United States Congress.”

Moore lamented the division that is sweeping America, but expressed optimism that God can restore the country to its former “greatness.”

“This is a time for victory. It’s a time to remember the struggles we’ve gone through. But it’s also a time to rededicate our lives to God, and to our Constitution and to our country, [and] to our families,” he said.

Moore generated widespread support from evangelicals both statewide and nationwide, including James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse. Several former White House cabinet members also appeared at Moore’s rallies, including Sebastian Gorka, an intelligence analyst who served as an advisor to President Trump, and former Chief of Staff Steve Bannon.

As previously reported, Moore is known as the “Ten Commandments Judge” as he was ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 following a battle over a Ten Commandments monument he had erected in the high court’s rotunda.

He was reelected by the people in 2012 as chief justice, but the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended him again last year following a trial over a memo he released in 2016, advising that his colleagues had not reversed a decision prohibiting probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals as per the Alabama Constitution. After the suspension was upheld in April, Moore resigned and soon announced his run for U.S. Senate.

So even Trump’s endorsement (due to Trump’s apparent decision to go along with Mitch McConnell) of Strange couldn’t stop Moore. And thankfully so, since Moore is more in the stick-it-to-the-left spirit of Trump than Strange was, and despite the MSM trying to spin this as a defeat for Trump, it’s clear from the social media SJW freakout that Moore is more of a threat to them.

Culture War can be waged back!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in America, good news, religion, The Kulturkampf

 

You Know Your Church Has Lost the Plot When it Hosts a Satanic Fashion Show…

Reblogged from Zwinglius Redivivus:

St Andrew’s Church in Holborn received criticism after it offered up its building as part of London fashion week on Monday evening. The Anglican church’s alter was transformed into a runway for models wearing inverted crosses, devil horns and vampire costumes to walk down in Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Dr Adrian Hilton from the Archbishop Cramner blog told Premier the church’s decision to host the event was “bizarre”.

He said: “How can the Church ask godparents to reject Satan in its liturgy of christening when it’s hosting this sort of event?  There are people dressed up of Lucifer! There are women and men walking around with demonic symbols.” The Turkish designer who grew up with Muslim parents in Istanbul has admitted to constantly wanting to explore. She told Vogue magazine: “I’m into parapsychology and all the occult and magic stuff, so when I was reading those books, they thought I was going to be a Satanist.”

A spokesperson for the Diocese of London issued a statement to Premier in which the church apologised for permitting the event. It read: “The parish of St Andrew’s has always supported London Fashion Week. “We took this booking in good faith and were not aware of the content or design before the show took place.  “This was obviously a mistake, and the content of this show does not reflect the Christian faith of the Church. “We will be looking at our booking processes going forward to ensure this does not happen again.”

Hey, here’s an idea-  don’t book outside events that have nothing to do with Christianity.  Let the secular venues handle that garbage.

 

Polish bishops favour total ban on Sunday shopping

Good for them; I hope they and Solidarity are successful in getting such enacted in law.

Poland’s leading Catholic bishop has spoken out in favour of an almost complete ban on shops opening on Sunday, amid growing public controversy over the proposal.

“Free Sundays are what all Catholics, non-Catholics and non-believers need,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki told Polish Radio ahead of a meeting of the Bishops Conference on Friday, which is expected to support the ban.

The idea was put forward last year by the powerful Solidarity trade union, backed by a million-strong petition, and has been batted back and forth in a parliamentary subcommittee ever since.

The clerics are careful to base their argument on quality of life rather than religious grounds. “Families don’t just need financial support, they need time for themselves,” said the Archbishop of Katowice, Wiktor Skworc.

He appealed to the government to “show some compassion for women in the form of those who have to work in supermarkets on Sundays”, and accused it of showing “contempt” for Solidarity and the bishops by delaying consideration of the ban. He also warned local MPs and senators that he expected them to vote “in line with the views of their voters,” the Wirtualna Polska website reports.

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The government and retail groups have suggested compromises like shutting shop every other Sunday, or only after lunch, and the rival OPZZ union confederation proposes higher wages for Sunday working, but Solidarity chief Piotr Duda is holding out for “Four free Sundays a month, full stop, end of story”, Dziennik daily reports.

I remember when Ontario ended its ban on Sunday shopping in 1990 or so, in the time leading up to it, the opposition to the overturning of the Lord’s Day Act which banned most stores from being open on Sunday came from both the Tories and the New Democrats, both Right and Left, against the Liberals.

The Right reflected the traditionalist sentiment that Sunday is the Lord’s Day, and ought to be a day of rest as commanded in God’s Word.

The Left, which still in those days actually cared about the workers, argued that workers needed a set day off.

They were both correct, and it was nice to see common cause from both left and right against the Liberals.

Alas, they lost.

But it was inspiring.

As are the bishops aligning themselves with Solidarity, the labour union that opposed communism. They represented workers against a regime that ostensibly ruled in the name of the workers.

Nice to see left and right together on this, over there. I wish them all the best, and will pray for them.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2017 in business, government, law, religion, The Kulturkampf

 

Everyone who claims that only one side deserved condemnation at Charlottesville…

… is on the side of SJWs who hate Christianity and white people, like the tweeter highlighted in this conservative tweeter’s post:

If you are Christian, you ought to oppose unrighteous violence, period, and recognize when there’s blame to go around on more than one side. (Self-defence may be righteous violence, as may be a just war, etc.)

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in religion, spirituality, Theology