Above Johnny’s Saloon in Huntington Beach, Calif., is a sign meant to honor the nation’s veterans.
“Thank a veteran for your freedom!” reads the sign, which has been on top of the establishment for years.
But the bar’s owners are now fighting to save it after receiving a letter from the city citing it as a violation and requesting its removal.
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“We just received notice that we have 2 days to remove our sign!!!! The city says there was a complaint made about it bc rooftop signs are illegal!!!! Who would complain???? They said it must be removed in TWO DAYS… A sign that has been on this roof for 30+ years they are giving TWO DAYS…” the bar owners wrote on the saloon’s Facebook page Monday. “A sign that has been spreading a positive message to Beach & Slater, our customers & making Veterans smile… These are the kinds of actions that kill small business in America!!!! Every car dealership can do whatever they want whenever they want making Beach Blvd tacky but us little guys that want to spread a positive message get screwed??????”
Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and 17 months after the justices upheld it, the Obama administration is defending a provision that requires most employers that offer health insurance to their workers to provide a range of preventive health benefits, including contraception.
Roughly 40 for-profit companies have sued, arguing they should not be forced to cover some or all forms of birth control because doing so would violate their religious beliefs.
Both sides want the justices to settle an issue that has divided lower courts. The high court could announce its decision whether to take up the topic as early as Tuesday, following its closed-door meeting.
Arguments probably would take place in late March with a decision expected in late June.Read full story on abcnews.go.com
In addition to outlawing the religion, India Today reported that “the demolition of mosques” will also be implemented as part of the new government policy.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos reportedly said Sunday that the new regulations will usher in “the final end of Islamic influence” in the country.
The ban was first announced Friday by Angolan Minister of Culture Rosa Cruz e Silva, Israel’s Arutz Sheva reported. While Silva did not reference destroying mosques, she is quoted as advocating and mandating their closure.
“The process of legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice,” Silva said according to India Today, adding that Islam is ”contradictory to the customs of Angola culture.”
An appreciation for Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz and a well-known Bible verse appears to be the main reasons an aspiring professional golfer was abruptly cut off from his main source of income by his sponsor.
The golfer’s name is Jeff Cochran and until a few weeks ago, it appeared that he may have finally gotten the big break that would help him achieve his goal of having a shot to play on golf’s elite PGA tour. Cochran was contracted in January by Virginia-based businessman Brian McMahon to help promote Nebraska Golf Card (NGC), a budding promotional operation that says it’s “designed to give golfers reduced rates and access to private clubs.”
After playing most of the year for Nebraska Golf Card, Cochran’s sponsorship was abruptly terminated. The initial reason given seemed quite surprising — his support for Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz; Cruz’s father, Raphael; and Glenn Beck — but faith, and specifically a Bible verse, also played a big part in the termination of the contract.
The verse in question? Philippians 4:13, which reads, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”