Prayer in schools, New Guidance from the White House to Protect Students’ Rights

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By Kami Klein

Prayer in schools is a hot button topic but receives very little attention from mainstream media. Last week on National Religious Freedom Day this issue received the White House’s full attention when President Trump announced that it is taking action to further safeguard students’ constitutionally protected right to pray in school.

In 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that leading public prayer in classrooms violated a First Amendment clause forbidding the establishment of a government religion. Contrary to popular myth, the Supreme Court has never outlawed “prayer in schools.” Students are free to pray alone or in groups, as long as such prayers are not disruptive and do not infringe upon the rights of others. But this right “to engage in voluntary prayer does not include the right to have a captive audience listen or to compel other students to participate.” (This is the language supported by a broad range of civil liberties and religious groups in a joint statement of current law.)

In a White House article, The Department of Education has said that it is proposing additional regulations and guidance, including a regulation laying out that “a public institution of higher education cannot deny a religious student group the same benefits, privileges and rights that other secular student groups have.” With the updated guidance on prayer in public schools, the department will also be “fulfilling a statutory requirement to issue guidance on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools.” This guidance is required to be updated every two years but hasn’t been updated since 2003. The guidance will now spell out processes for reporting allegations of religious discrimination in schools to the department.

Foremost on the guidance are requirements giving education providers and students the most current information concerning prayer in public schools. This update will help safeguard students’ rights to prayer, making clear that students can read religious books and material or pray during recess and other non-instructional periods, organize prayer groups, and express their religious beliefs in their assignments.

Local educational agencies must confirm that their policies do not prevent or interfere with the constitutionally-protected rights outlined in the guidance in order to receive Federal funds This new action will also help improve individuals’ ability to file a complaint if they are denied participation in protected religious expression.

To ensure that the Nation’s religious organizations are treated equally by the Federal government the administration is also issuing nine proposed rules to protect religious organizations from unfair and unequal treatment by the Federal government. The proposed rules would eliminate burdensome requirements that unfairly imposed unique regulatory burdens only on religious organizations.

Federal agencies will also be receiving a memo requiring them to safeguard grantmaking practices of state recipients of Federal funding to comply with the First Amendment to ensure religious organizations can compete on a level playing field for funding without discrimination.

During his first year in office, President Trump signed an Executive Order upholding religious liberty and the right to engage in religious speech as well as signing an Executive Order recognizing the essential contributions of faith-based organizations and establishing the Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

Last year, President Trump hosted a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event at the United Nations and called on the international community and business leaders to work to protect religious freedom around the world.

Resources:  CNNWhite House Government briefing Freedom Forum Institute Voice of America 

Reunion, Restoration and Believing God for More, Tommy Barnett on The Jim Bakker Show, Tuesday, Jan. 21st

By Kami Klein

When God sets out to restore your life he will create an intricate pattern impossible to see until the pieces fall together. God uses special people he places in your path to guide and encourage, helping to weave your way on the path to His blessings. There is no doubt that Tommy Barnett, co-founder of the Dream Center in L.A., Pastor of Phoenix First Assembly (now the Dream Center Church), was powerfully used in the restoration of Jim Bakker’s life and a very special piece of the miraculous story of bringing Jim and Lori Bakker together.

On Tuesday, January 21st at 11 a.m Pastor Tommy Barnett will be our guest on a very special show taping of The Jim Bakker Show. For Jim and Lori, it will be a reunion with a truly beloved friend. We encourage you to be here on Grace Street as they share with you the incredible ways in which Pastor Barnett brought healing, joy, forgiveness, purpose, and promise into their lives through his amazing obedience to our loving God. You will be so encouraged by the Power of Faith, seeing the blessings the Lord wished for Jim and Lori and for the promise that our God IS a God of restoration.

Pastor Barnett includes the incredible restoration of Jim Bakker in his new book, What If?: My Story of Believing God for More… Always More. In this book, he looks back over a lifetime of walking with God, being directed by the Spirit, and boldly taking risks to reach more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Along the way, he has built great churches and organizations to meet the crushing needs of broken people and restore those who have strayed far from God.

We hope you can be here on Tuesday, January 21st at 11 am to meet Tommy Barnett on The Jim Bakker Show! If you are unable to attend, The Jim Bakker shows usually are aired about a week after taping, check here for air dates so you don’t miss it!

You will be blessed!

Get Comfy and get ready to ring in 2020 with Praise, Prayer, and Prophecy!

Tonight from 7 pm ct to midnight, Morningside will be sparkling with a Prophetic New Year Celebration and you can watch it live! What better way to begin 2020 than with an incredible evening spent worshipping God and hearing from Pastor Jim Bakker and Dr. Lance Wallnau, two leading prophets of the day! We want you to join us tonight from wherever you are to ring in this New Year and Decade giving God all the glory by watching us on the PTL Television Network!

Beginning at 7 pm ct Mondo will begin the celebration on Grace Street followed by Tammy Sue Bakker and the PTL Band and Singers who will fill your hearts and home with joyful music! From 8 pm to 10 pm God has a special word to be shared by Pastor Jim for the New Year followed by Lance Wallnau who will be giving his prophetic message. When the time is right, we will be Praising Jesus into the New Year with Jenny Weaver!

The New Year’s Eve festivities begin at 7 pm ct on the PTL Television Network from your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or ptlnetwork.com. Don’t forget, if you download the PTL network phone app you can watch us anywhere! Get on your comfy pj’s, and celebrate with us!

God Bless you and keep you in 2020! We hope you will join us and begin this decade in a renewed friendship and trust in Jesus! We are in exciting times and YOU are a part of it!

Raise Your Voice! PTL Television Network hosts Hannah Brim’s inspirational new show!

By Kami Klein

Hannah Brim is a lover of God and compassionate about His heart. After graduating from Rhema Bible College in 2011 and serving in the prayer and healing center for two years Hannah now works with her grandmother, Billye Brim, traveling with her around the world for six years helping with the ministry. During this season the Lord began to speak to her about her generation. Through this conversation with God, Hannah began doing Raise Your voice interviews with various people on her phone through Facebook Live.

After doing this for two years the Lord supernaturally opened the door for her to have my own television program shown every Friday night at 8 pm central on the PTL Television Network called Raise Your Voice TV.

Hannah believes that God has given everyone a voice and wants her program to encourage people to use the powerful gifts that have been given to them to follow their destiny. “It doesn’t matter how young you think you are, how old you think you are, if you are alive here on this earth than your voice matters to God!”

PTL Television Network is so excited to share the inspiration with Hannah and her many amazing guests. Be encouraged! Get excited and Raise YOUR Voice for God!!

You can enjoy PTL Network inspiration anytime with programming the entire family can watch from your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or ptlnetwork.com. And don’t forget that we now offer an app for your phone so you can watch and get your inspiration wherever you are! Simply go to the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Kindle’s App Store; type in PTL Television Network under the search and get your free download today!

Morningside USA invites you to a Prophecy Filled New Year’s Eve and a Special Invitation to Jim Bakker’s 80th Birthday!

By Kami Klein

On Tuesday, December 31st from 8 pm to midnight, Morningside will be sparkling with a Prophetic New Year Celebration! What better way to begin 2020 than with an incredible evening spent worshipping God and hearing from two leading prophets of the day, Pastor Jim Bakker and Lance Wallnau! Pastor has a very special message that God has for us for the New Year so you don’t want to miss it! Tammy Sue Bakker and the PTL Band and Singers will fill your hearts with joyful music and when the time is right, we will be Praising Jesus into the New Year with Jenny Weaver!

Prayer Mountain Chapel will be open for those that want to go up and pray into the New Year with Larry Sparks.

Come ring in the New Year at Morningside! We would love to see you here! Please make plans and follow this link to RSVP!

Pastor Jim will be turning 80 this year and we want YOU at his birthday party! On Thursday, January 2nd at 11 a.m please join us at Morningside to reminisce and show the love to Pastor Jim Bakker on this milestone of a Birthday! We want to fill Grace Street with well-wishers, friends, supporters, and family! Please be our guest and enjoy this historic show filled with amazing memories!

Make your plans today to join us at Morningside USA for a prophetic New Years’ Eve celebration and Jim Bakker’s 80th Birthday Party! We hope to see you here!

Skip the Mayhem! Join us for Morningside’s Cyber Monday event! December 2nd, at 9 am!

By Kami Klein

Wouldn’t you rather stay home on Black Friday? Skip the crowds and mayhem? How would you like some amazing deals that you can buy for everyone on your list while you stay snug and warm in your p.j.’s? On Monday, December 2nd beginning at 9 am ct please join Jim and Lori Bakker for our special Christmas Cyber Monday event!

Our Cyber events are always amazing and you won’t believe the deals! Household items, food buckets, Seychelle water products, jewelry, books, and toys will highlight this event where you can find something for everyone you love!

We are so blessed that you support our ministry and these events are our way of giving back. Plus, you have the chance to continue your support so we can produce our Christian programming, support Lori’s House and keep us on the air!

On Monday morning at 9 am ct, have your coffee mugs filled and your gift list ready, get comfortable and tune in to the PTL Television Network from your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or ptlnetwork.com

Revival Fire at Morningside! Be there or join us via Livestream! Tonight and Tomorrow at 6 pm central!

Morningside is ready for another Revival Fire Outpouring tonight, Thursday, November 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm ct through Friday evening November 22nd, 6 pm to 8 pm ct! The Revival begins with the Morningside worship team followed by Bishop Ronnie Webb, Pastor Joe Campbell, and our own evangelist Daniel Simonin!

Revival means to awaken and renew… and we claim it! The time is now. God is doing something different, something special and we are coming expecting – ready for what He has! Our speakers have a specific word from God directly to Morningside. This word has re-routed ministers who were scheduled to be speaking at other churches, in other states. It couldn’t wait. Their word was that God has something to share that is for this very hour!

If you are unable to attend this incredible Revival please tune in and worship the Lord with us via Livestream seen only on the PTL Television Network! Join us on the PTL Network from your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or go to ptlnetwork.com to tune in!

Prophetic Perspectives on the PTL Television Network! Watch NOW!

By Kami Klein

The PTL Television Network is filled with Christian Programming relevant to the world today. Along with The Jim Bakker Show, our broadcasting list of dynamic prophetic shows offers something for everyone! Occasionally we love to highlight programming that our viewers are asking for! One of these programs is “Prophetic Perspectives, Strategic Insights for Our Time” hosted by Rick Joyner.

Rick Joyner is a true Christian Leader for today. Founder and Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries, he has authored more than forty books. His opinion is sought after by leaders all over the world for his no-nonsense, biblical and common sense approach that you will experience in these riveting discussions. Rick illuminates the current events of today with direct, informed and God-inspired thought. Recently on “Prophetic Perspectives”, Rick began a series with guest author and publisher Brad Cummings and David Barton, an expert on historical and constitutional history.

Those who enjoy The Jim Bakker Show may remember Brad and David when they were guests in July 2019. The information they shared on the founders of this nation, the principals on which this nation was built and the biblical truths regarding our country were enthralling. Many viewers wanted to hear more! Right now on Prophetic Perspectives, Rick Joyner presents The Founders Series. These in-depth conversations with Brad Cummings and David Barton focus on the true historical events for the United States of America as well as what was happening with the Christians of that day and today.

This series will surprise you as will many topics of Rick Joyner’s program. You can view this show anytime with a whole library of previous episodes to bring your biblical teachings to a new level.

You can watch “Prophetic Perspectives” on the PTL Network from your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or ptlnetwork.com. And don’t forget that we now offer an app for your phone so you can watch and get your inspiration wherever you are!
Simply go to the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Kindle’s App Store; type in PTL Television Network under the search and get your free download today!

The Jim Bakker Show brings an amazing group of prophets to our viewers! Look what’s coming!

By Kami Klein

The Jim Bakker Show has been bringing an amazing group of prophets to our viewers. Each guest is filled with Biblical insight as well as important, current information on your health. This ministry has been blessed as it continues the mandate given to Jim Bakker to bring a platform for the men and women of God who are on a mission to share God’s vision, His purpose and the hope that lies in Jesus Christ.

We are not stopping here! Coming up on The Jim Bakker Show calendar:

Thursday, October 31, 11 am -Dr. Irvin Baxter
Irvin Baxter is the founder and president of Endtime Ministries. He is a television and radio talk-show host, author, publisher, and international prophecy teacher. Irvin authored A Message for the President in 1986. In the book, he identified for the first time the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and other modern nations in the Bible. He also stated that the Berlin Wall would be torn down; East and West Germany would be reunited; and that these events would be the catalyst that would propel the world into the New World Order. The Wall did come down in 1989, and we have continually heard about the New World Order ever since.

Thursday, November 7th, 11 am -Michael Gibson
MICHAEL GIBSON is an Emmy® Award-winning television personality, author, and communicator. His popular blog and podcast help thousands learn how to have relationships that count. As the grandson of relationship expert and bestselling author Gary Smalley, Michael uses his knowledge and experiences from speaking alongside his grandpa at his conferences since he was ten years old and growing up as the son of marriage pastors to call others into deeper, fuller relationships.

Tuesday, November 19th at 11 am,
Wednesday, November 20th, 11 am – Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor best known for his best-selling novel The Harbinger, in which he compares the United States and the September 11 attacks to ancient Israel and the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel. In particular, he sees Isaiah 9:10 as a prophetic warning to the United States. The Harbinger was followed with The Harbinger Companion: With Study Guide. Rabbi will be here on Grace Street to promote his incredible new book “The Oracle”. There will also be a book signing after the shows.

Friday, November 22 at 11 am – Tom Horn
Thomas Horn, a longtime television and radio personality, best‐selling author, and publisher serves as the chief executive officer of SkyWatchTV, known for it’s breaking news and in‐depth investigative reports about prophecy, conspiracies, and the supernatural. Tom will be taping live on Grace Street discussing his new book, “The Wormwood Prophecy”. Is the Wormwood star from Revelation 8 already headed toward Earth? Are NASA and high‐level government officials aware of an asteroid that is on a collision course with our planet? Is that why President Trump sanctioned a colossal increase to planetary defense? Be sure to watch for this informative and prophetic program! Tom will be having a book signing after this important show.

PTL Television Network and The Jim Bakker Show do not want you to miss a moment of the recent shows taped live during the Prophetic Encounter week. Each guest illuminated amazing information with thought-provoking insights into what is happening in our world, prophetic revelations of what is to come and shared what our part as Christians play in the Church and in daily life. We hope you will check out jimbakkershow.com to check out air dates of shows featured during the Prophetic Encounter week! We are also offering The Prophetic Encounter Conference Highlights DVD Set which features all of our guests that week for a love gift of $50. This is powerful information and inspiration that you can watch time and time again!

We hope when you are in town that you will come to one of our inspirational live tapings of The Jim Bakker Show in our studio located on Grace Street at Morningside USA. Don’t forget you can watch any of our shows on The Jim Bakker Show website as well as the PTL Television Network website. If you want to see what stations in your area offer our show, please check out our broadcast listings here.

Just a reminder…We have an amazing new app for your phone! The growth of our network is incredible and we have you to thank for tuning in! We offer classic and current Jim Bakker Show programs, Life with Lori and so many other shows by some of the most influential teachers and prophets of today. If you need instructions to download the app to your phone, please follow this link!

California Earthquakes, many aftershocks jolt the San Fransisco area this week

The San Andreas Fault line. By Kate Barton, David Howell, and Joe Vigil -

By Kami Klein

A series of earthquakes have been hitting California in the last few days.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the quakes began Monday at 10:33 p.m., when a magnitude 4.5 temblor rattled out of the suburbs of Contra Costa County, in the East Bay about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco. The USGS reported at least 26 aftershocks following the tremor, Then, on Tuesday at 12:42 p.m., a magnitude 4.7 quake struck in the remote mountains of San Benito County. No major structural damage was reported.

On Tuesday evening another earthquake this one rated at 3.4 also struck the Pleasant Hill area. The quake was recorded at 7:11 p.m. pacific, Tuesday, Oct. 15 and was centered under Pleasant Hill at a depth of 9 miles, the USGS reported.

Monday’s quake was the latest reminder that seismic forces put the East Bay at high risk of a major earthquake, including from the dangerous Hayward Fault, which runs along heavily populated areas. The Los Angeles Times also reported that the earthquakes struck on an unusual section of San Andreas fault known for ‘creeping’, a series of smaller earthquakes that could lead to larger ones along the fault line.

“This is the 10th earthquake larger than magnitude 4 in the last 20 years in this area” within a radius of about six miles from Tuesday’s epicenter said Keith Knudsen, USGS geologist and deputy director of the agency’s Earthquake Science Center.

In 2008 the USGS created “The Great ShakeOut” scenario to warn communities to prepare the bay area for larger quakes. This scenario was based on a potential magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault— approximately 5,000 times larger than the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that shook southern California on July 29, 2008. It’s not a matter of if an earthquake of this size will happen—but when.

Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey led a group of over 300 scientists, engineers, and others to study the likely consequences of this potential earthquake in great detail. The result is the ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario, which was also the basis of a statewide emergency response exercise, Golden Guardian 2008.

In an earthquake of this size, the shaking will last for nearly two minutes. The strongest shaking will occur near the fault (in the projected earthquake, the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and Antelope Valley). Pockets of strong shaking will form away from the fault where sediments trap the waves (in the projected earthquake, it would occur in the San Gabriel Valley and in East Los Angeles).
Such an earthquake will cause unprecedented damage to Southern California—greatly dwarfing the massive damage that occurred in Northridge’s 6.7-magnitude earthquake in 1994. In summary, the ShakeOut Scenario estimates this earthquake will cause over 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries, $200 billion in damage and other losses, and severe, long-lasting disruption.