I Prayed have prayed
Father, we pray that You would stop groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center from discriminating against ministries trying to serving You. Protect us from slander, God.

As an organization that has been accused of hate by groups such as Right Wing Watch, IFA took a special interest in this case, joining an amicus brief. While we are saddened by the denial of certiorari, we are still praying for the widespread slander against ministries to end.

On Monday, June 27, SCOTUS denied certiorari in Coral Ridge v. SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).  In a week of mostly good decisions, that denial was deeply disappointing. The Southern Poverty Law Center hate map is a who’s who of conservatives and Christians fighting for biblical values.

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You can read the IFA amicus brief in this case HERE.

Sadly, the SPLC escaped accountability, and is free to slander yet again.

However, Justice Thomas filed a dissent from the denial of cert (attached). As he explained — “The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had designated Coral Ridge an “Anti-LGBT hate group” because of its biblical views concerning human sexuality and marriage. Id., at 1270 (internal quotation marks omitted). AmazonSmile excluded Coral Ridge based on SPLC’s “hate group” designation.”

I would grant certiorari in this case to revisit the “actual malice” standard. This case is one of many showing how New York Times and its progeny have allowed media organizations and interest groups “to cast false aspersions on public figures with near impunity.” Tah, 991 F. 3d, at 254 (opinion of Silberman, J.). SPLC’s “hate group” designation lumped Coral Ridge’s Christian ministry with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis. It placed Coral Ridge on an interactive, online “Hate Map” and caused Coral Ridge concrete financial injury by excluding it from the AmazonSmile donation program. Nonetheless, unable to satisfy the “almost impossible” actual-malice standard this Court has imposed, Coral Ridge could not hold SPLC to account for what it maintains is a blatant falsehood. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Greenmoss Builders, Inc., 472 U. S. 749, 771 (1985) (White, J., concurring in judgment).”

How are you praying for Coral Ridge and ministries like it? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

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Jessica
July 2, 2022

You said,
“As an organization that has been accused of hate by groups such as Right Wing Watch, IFA took a special interest in this case, joining an amicus brief. While we are saddened by the denial of certiorari, we are still praying for the widespread slander against ministries to end.”

You took the accusation to heart. Why?

You need to give this matter to the Lord.
Because to be honest, you can’t allow accusations against you or IFA to wound you. (to stir up emotions)

You’re saddened by the accusation? You’re saddened about IFA being called a hate group?

The slander would not come if you were a spiritually lukewarm or compromised organization.

You said that you “are praying for the widespread slander of ministries to end?”

Do you know how to deal with “The Slanderer?”

How do you deal with him when he’s attacking you on a personal basis?

Do you get sad/upset? I would hope not. I would hope that you war against those spiritual attacks of “The Slanderer”.

Who is the Slanderer?

Hint: It’s not the SPLC.

The Whole Armor of God
Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 
Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 
Eph 6:19  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 
Eph 6:20  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 

Jessica
July 2, 2022

This “Make them stop” “Protect us from slander” prayer to God is a bit weird to me.

The individuals in the SPLC need to be saved! They are caught up in some big deceptions. Socialism/Communism, LGBTQIA+, etc.

This is what they are doing.
Going to their site (https://www.splcenter.org/issues) you’ll see what their projects are.
HATE & EXTREMISM
We monitor hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media and law enforcement.
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
We’re working to ensure that vulnerable children in the Deep South have equal opportunities to reach their full potential.
IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
We’re working to protect the rights of immigrants and their children to ensure they are treated with dignity and fairness.
LGBTQ RIGHTS
We’re dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights, dignity and freedom of the LGBTQ community in the Deep South and to removing barriers to equality.
ECONOMIC JUSTICE
We’re working to ensure that people living in poverty in the Deep South, especially communities of color, are not punished or exploited because of their economic status.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
We’re working to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate fairly and equitably; to ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and to reduce the population of jailed, detained, and incarcerated juveniles and adults in the United…
VOTING RIGHTS
We’re working to empower voters and eliminate disenfranchisement and discriminatory voting practices in the Deep South.

These people need to come out of the multiple lies that they are ensnared in!

You said, “Sadly, the SPLC escaped accountability, and is free to slander yet again.”

Really?
So you want the deceived to stop being deceived…they need the Church to shine.

Acts 26:12  Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, 
Acts 26:13  At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. 
Act 26:14  And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 
Acts 26:15  And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 
Acts 26:16  But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 
Acts 26:17  Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 
Acts 26:18  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 

Eduardo
July 2, 2022

“Hear my voice, God, as I plead: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret intrigues of the wicked and the open insurrection of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrows, poisoned words, in order to shoot from cover at the innocent, shooting suddenly and fearing nothing. They support each other’s evil plans; they talk of hiding snares and ask, “Who would see them?” They search for ways to commit crimes, bringing their diligent search to completion when each of them has thought it through in the depth of his heart. Suddenly God shoots them down with an arrow, leaving them with wounds; their own tongues make them stumble. All who see them shake their heads.”
‭‭Tehillim (Psa)‬ ‭64:2-9‬ ‭CJB‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1275/psa.64.2-9.CJB

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Priscilla Meyenburg
July 1, 2022

Jesus we keep calling on you because you are our Savior our wisdom, your words are the knowledge we go by. Daily I call upon your name to keep that hedge of protection over the ones who slander, call us names they do not really know the meanings , I do know the Demonized dark spirits are working overtime to destroy America and other Nations. Jesus we need your help. Give us leaders who are brilliant, people of great character, and individuals who will honor You and Your ways. Deliver us from those who oppose Your ways and laws, who do not love our nation, and who have proven to be foolish and ignorant. I urge others to get excited by spending more time in prayer, calling upon The name of Jesus praying specifically for the many people coming forward to fight for America. Sheriffs Initiative is one great group that is going to be powerfully helpful. When u get step by step organization it really allows step by step protection to be accountable. We thank all of the Intercessors that they will be stronger than ever to eliminate and rebuke the arrows that Satan is trying to send FEAR to many. I rebuke the slander, lies that have a daily threat to many, I rebuke all of the lies, words of hate, words of threats from their mouths. God says speak on this and he will shut their mouths. Slander is for evil and we will reject this spirit that is trying to destroy. James – 4:2 says you have not because many do not ask, we must be bold in our prayers as we ask. God has provided a way out of darkness, do not bow to the enemy ; Shadrach, Meshack, Abednego never bowed when King Nebuchadnezzar threw them in a hot furnace; three were thrown in but all of a sudden there was (four). Jesus appeared to save the three Hebrew children from burning. God gives Grace and the more Grace we need from God , who never ignores our cries. 2 Corinthians- 12:9 says – Sufficient Grace means having enough Grace for any need or words of slander before us So speak God Grace to help us endure traumatic events that is thrown at us. Remember the furnace and what God can deliver us from when we are faced by enemies. When we commit to God and the Authority he gave us: We will not bow!!! I love reading Daniel 3: it reminds me each time what God can do; what happened back then is happening NOW. Even in the middle of all of this insidious mess Gods words ring true. Sin can be deep and wide all over America, but Gods Grace is is wider and deeper. Romans 5:20 Gods Grace wins every time. Jesus there is something powerful about that name. Be Blessed Pray for our Military men/ women; recognize what they represent.

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Oliver Thomas
July 1, 2022

It would seem that Justice Thomas’ comments go to the heart of the matter on the standard issue of “actual-malice” criteria noted by the court. The case cited for precedent is a case in the commercial realm of our nation. This can be surmised from the opposing parties. This case involved slanderous categorization of Coral Ridge & while economic damage did occur, the reason goes more a deeper moral question of freedom of religion on Coral Ridges part as opposed to some form of commercial disadvantage. I agree with Justice Thomas in the need to separate a case when the matter of religious freedom of expression is the cause for the malice inflicted upon the party bringing action, yet it seemed the commercial interests held sway.

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Carol
July 1, 2022

SPLC only escaped accountability temporarily! Except they repent for their ways, they will be held accountable by JESUS CHRIST for the deeds done in their bodies and for their lies! FATHER GOD please send laborers to the SPLC workers so they will get saved in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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