Thankful for the First Amendment

Our country was not founded to have a government that tells people when, where, and how to practice their religion. Our country was founded to have a government that protects the God-given right for people to practice their religion, or practice no religion at all. Think about it, our country was literally founded by the descendants of those who fled to “the new world” to escape that kind of government control and overreach.
That’s why I am thankful for the First Amendment to the Constitution, which is more than just the right to gather with other believers to worship (although it certainly includes that). It’s also the right to live according to the beliefs of one’s chosen religion, or yes, lack thereof.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Bible Gateway Makes Changes

I am a big fan of Bible Gateway ( and use it almost daily. They recently did a remodel of their user interface for Scripture. It’s a taking me a little time to adjust to the new version, but when it’s all said and done, I think I’m going to conclude that it is a positive upgrade.

Below are a couple of screenshots which enable you to sample the difference. At minimum, I think you will agree the upgrade is cleaner and less cluttered.

BG old
The “Classic” site

BG new
The New Look