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   NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                November 18, 2004

To pray in Jesus’ Name

Town Council continues fight to pray in
Jesus Christ’s Name in Great Falls, South Carolina

To: National Desk

COLUMBIA, SC., Nov. 18 /Covenant News Service/ — A Wiccan high priestess (witch) filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Great Falls, SC for saying the Name of Jesus Christ in prayers before town council meetings. To date, the witch has prevailed at the U.S. District Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals levels, and the town council has ceased praying in the Name of Jesus Christ.

However, at Monday (11/15) night’s meeting, the Great Falls Town Council voted 6 to 1 to continue the fight, and appeal to the United States Supreme Court. (Great Falls to appeal case involving Wiccan before U.S. Supreme Court).

This case is similar to the unconstitutional removal of Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in that it involves the tyranny of federal court rulings against the acknowledgement of God in the public square. It therefore marks another step in the direction of wiping out any public references or displays of Christianity in America.

The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…” Congress has not made any law establishing a religion, but the U.S. District Court and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals are, unconstitutionally, in violation of the clear language of the First Amendment, “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” by the men of the Great Falls Town Council.

The town council has not made any law establishing any religion, but they are, unconstitutionally, being prohibited by federal court tyranny, from the free exercise of religion. This is raw judicial tyranny, and should be opposed by Christians around the country as an attack on Christianity in America.


Contacts for the actual prayer / lawsuit issue:

Brian Gibbons, attorney, P.O. Box 177, Great Falls, SC 29055

Julie Blackwell, Great Falls Clerk/Treasurer, 400 Dearborn Street, P.O. Box 177, Great Falls, SC 29055; ph: (803) 482-2055; fax: (803) 482-6767


There are ready-made remedies in the U.S. Constitution for the U.S. Congress to restrain the power of the federal courts:

    Beside the impeachment and removal of judges, the U.S. Congress can, by a simple majority vote, limit both the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and the original or appellate jurisdiction of the federal courts (Article III., Section 2. of the U.S. Constitution).

    There is legislation currently filed in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate which would remove appellate jurisdiction from the U.S. Supreme Court, and both original and appellate jurisdiction from the lower federal courts (U.S. District Court, and the Circuit Courts of Appeals), in matters involving: “ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD AS THE SOVEREIGN SOURCE OF LAW, LIBERTY, OR GOVERNMENT.”

    [Note: The lower federal courts (e.g., U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals) were created by statute by Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789, and so could be completely eliminated, let alone be restricted in their jurisidiction, by a simple majority vote of Congress.]

    In the U.S. House, the bill is H.R.3799, the Constitution Restoration Act of 2004, with 38 co-sponsors, which had a subcommittee hearing on 9/13/04. Great Falls is located in South Carolina (between Columbia and Rock Hill), and all four Republican members of the South Carolina delegation in the U.S. House in the 108th Congress (2003-2004) are co-sponsors of H.R.3799. [see H.R.3799 at]

    In the U.S. Senate, S.2323 is also known as the Constitution Restoration Act of 2004, with 8 co-sponsors. Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, in the 108th Congress (2003-2004) is a co-sponsor of S.2323. [see S.2323 at]

The bottom line is, if the Republican-majority U.S. House, and Republican-majority U.S. Senate, would, by a simple majority vote, pass the Constitution Restoration Act, and if the Republican President, George W. Bush, would sign the bill into law, then Chief Justice Roy Moore could return to the Alabama Supreme Court and display the Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Judiciary Building, and the Great Falls, SC Town Council could pray in the Name of Jesus Christ without having their God-given, Constitutionally-protected right of free exercise of religion being usurped, stolen, and egregiously violated by federal judicial tyranny.

November 18, 2004
Steve Lefemine
Constitution Party candidate for US House Second District (SC)

Lefemine For Life for Congress
P.O. Box 50358
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 765-0916

Steve Lefemine for US2 Congress


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