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Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009 - Washington, DC
November 25, 2009 3:16PM EST

November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009 - Washington, DC

The real meaning of Thanksgiving - Read the first Thanksgiving Proclamation / Thanksgiving proclamations of Presidents Washington, Lincoln and the most recent / Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid apparently don't recognize Thanksgiving at all / Our new Internet store has thousands of Christmas items

This special Thanksgiving update replaces the regular end of week Legislative Update that would have been distributed on Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving - What it means
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 -NKJV

REAL MEANING OF THANKSGIVING - The documents below clearly show the meaning of Thanksgiving as intended by the nation's Founders. Today in most public schools God is not mentioned and Thanksgiving becomes an historical event rather than a Christian celebration of thanks to God. Please pass the document links on to others or print them out for distribution.

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - Read here

Continental Congress 1782 Thanksgiving Proclamation - Read here

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation - Read here

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation - Read here

CURRENT PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION - Politico had an interesting observation on President Obama's first Thanksgiving in office: "Obama's declaration is short - just over 400 words - and gives no specific examples of things that Americans should rejoice in or recover from, despite his eventful first year in office." Read complete Politico article. Read the actual proclamation here

HOUSE IN RECESS - The House is in recess the entire week and will reconvene at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas ornaments with Christian themes are available at WWW.RFCSTORE.CO M This is our Christian Internet store and sales assist our cause financially. At checkout use the coupon code CHRISTMAS2009 and an additional 10% will be taken off your merchandise total.

SENATE IN RECESS - The Senate is in recess the entire week and will reconvene on Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CHRISTMAS CD's AND DVD'S? - Visit the Religious Freedom Coalitions official online store at and receive an additional 10% off with our special coupon. At checkout use the coupon code CHRISTMAS2009 and an additional 10% will be taken off your merchandise total.

NEW NOVEMBER CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new November 18, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue centers on the family of evangelist David Ortiz in Ariel, Israel since the bombing of their apartment. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Cli ck here to review

OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN - Anyone who has served in the Armed Services knows how important the USO is. This is the organization that brings entertainers to Iraq and Afghanistan. Without the USO many of our service men and women would have no social lives at all in places like Afghanistan. As Christmas nears you may want to assist the USO in their work. More information.

IRAQI CHRISTIAN REFUGEES - As Christmas approaches please consider helping Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan and Syria. Visit the Religious Freedom Coalition's special site for more information!

Religious Freedom Coalition Internet Store OUR CHRISTIAN INTERNET STORE - We have lots of great stuff for Christmas at our Internet store. Not only are there books and CD's, but everything from candy to jewelry and all of it has a Christian theme. Unlike Amazon and other major Internet stores we do not sell porn and satanic materials right beside Christian books. Ours is a real Christian store with tens of thousands of items. Please take a look. The store is located at

phone: 202.742.8990

William J. Murray, Chairman Religious Freedom Coalition, PO Box 77511, Washington, DC 20013 - (202) 742.8990 This publication is a service of the Religious Freedom Coalition (RFC). Links to political and other sites are for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement. No statement is intended to assist or defeat any candidate running for public office. Religious Freedom Coalition * Copyright - 2007

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