US Christian who refuses to pay taxes until abortion is defunded has first big win in court

Calvin Freiburger – Life Site News April 18, 2018

Like 60% of Americans, Michael Bowman opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Unlike most Americans, he is currently squaring off against the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.

Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999, The Oregonian reports, citing the federal government’s funding of the abortion industry.

“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”

The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.

This, federal prosecutors say, constituted “remov[ing] his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

Bowman’s attorney, Matthew Schindler, argued that his client was fully transparent every step of the way, from disclosing all of his paychecks to cashing them at his own bank, under his own name.

“Like a player collapsing as they lose Twister, the government has reached too far forward and stretched way too far back,” his motion to dismiss read.

Last week, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future and are currently weighing whether to do so.

On Tuesday, Bowman elaborated on his stand in an interview with CBN News.

“First, I would love to pay taxes so as to have a normal life, however, our government is using the tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood; which commits abortions – the death of the innocent,” Bowman said. “Apparently, a woman has the right to choose, but evidently, I do not.” Continue reading “US Christian who refuses to pay taxes until abortion is defunded has first big win in court”

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Syrian Arab Army SAA Soldiers Speak About Their Dreams! Will Trump & US-rael Allow Them?

Syrian Arab Army soldiers at the Syrian-Iraqi border near Al-Tanf talk about their dreams before this war was waged over 6 years ago. touching video about normal Syrians who love their country and would like nothing better than peace in their country, but the US and Israel have different plans. They want WARRRRR!!!! For who? For the Banksters!

“Blessed Are the Peacemakers!” Are you one? Then you are also called a Child of God! What an honour! I guess we need more peacemakers in this world. How about you Americans & Israelis? Would you be willing to fight for PEACE to break out in your countries?

The Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a witness to the war and according to him, Western media spreading lies on Syria and Western governments are in alliance with radical Islamists who completely ruining the country.

http://tapnewswire.com/2017/06/interview-with-father-daniel-in-syria-there-never-was-a-popular-uprising-in-syria/

CHRISTIAN STUDENT SUSPENDED AFTER CHALLENGING MUSLIM PROF’S CLAIM THAT JESUS WASN’T CRUCIFIED

[3/27/17]  A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place.

Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God.

Polston, an avid traveler and self-described Christian, has toured the Middle East and is familiar with the Muslim culture.

“Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad,” Polston told the Central Florida Post about his professor’s comments on Jesus.

“Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was ‘God,’” he continued. “Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not supported by the evidence.” Continue reading “CHRISTIAN STUDENT SUSPENDED AFTER CHALLENGING MUSLIM PROF’S CLAIM THAT JESUS WASN’T CRUCIFIED”

Fewer Americans Now Pray [Reason for American Troubles?]

An SDSU researcher found that declines in religious practice have now spread to personal beliefs and private activities. The percentage of Americans who prayed or believed in God reached an all-time low in 2014, according to new research led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge.

A research team that included Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs from Case Western Reserve University analyzed data from 58,893 respondents to the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults administered between 1972 and 2014. Five times as many Americans in 2014 reported that they never prayed as did Americans in the early 1980s, and nearly twice as many said they did not believe in God. Continue reading “Fewer Americans Now Pray [Reason for American Troubles?]”