Carol Hamilton Dimopoulos is a graduate of University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) ’66 with a major in Foods/Business and minor in Journalism. She worked as a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, and as a medical editor for M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. After her 3 children were born, she traveled the world with her husband’s work and settled in Bethlehem, PA where she became a volunteer for a non-profit regional youth ballet, Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. She served as Board President and CEO for 10 years for that organization. Six years ago Carol and Harry moved to Naples, FL where they became members and volunteers at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church and 3 years ago for the newly-formed Christian Rights and Freedom Institute. Carol is honored to be a contributor on their behalf to OCN.
Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall gave a rousing speech Thursday, November 17 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Parish Hall, where the talk-show host spoke non-stop for two hours without notes to an enthusiastic crowd of Christian Rights & Freedom Institute subscribers and friends who seemed to hang on every word.
Her primary theme was educating the audience on how and why the foundations of religious liberty in American came about, using history, facts, and scripture to illustrate her points.
She described the sacrifices our Founding Fathers endured to establish religious freedom in our Constitution and concluded with “if we don’t know our five liberties in the First Amendment, especially the first liberty, Religious Freedom, we are prone to lose them all – for which vigilance and education is mandatory.”
KrisAnne argued that more than 1700 years ago it was Roman Emperor Constantine I who chiseled in stone the notion that Religious Liberty was the First Liberty of Humans and that it was not just the property of Christians but of all Human beings. The above picture clearly shows that language from the Edict of Milan.
One of her more surprising points was her position against school vouchers, stating that to use vouchers would put the government in Christian schools. “We do not lack school choices, we lack parental priorities,” she said.
The Christian Rights & Freedom Institute took video of the event can be viewed below.
Ms. Hall said that she would be very happy to speak to other groups free of charge; her speaking schedule, lessons on the Constitution, videos, and books all are available on her website: www.KrisAnneHall.com .
Ms. Hall was accompanied by her 10-year old son as she cheerfully sold books and accepted donations for their upcoming trip to Haiti, where her husband is a missionary pastor. The three will soon be sailing for Haiti with supplies to help rebuild the island, which still is in disarray after a devastating earthquake several years ago and Hurricane Matthew earlier this year. “Just to put things into perspective, a bag of concrete costs $3 there, so a donation goes a long way,” she said. The concrete is used to make blocks to rebuild homes.
The next event for the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute will be Tuesday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. when a panel comprised of WGCU Radio News Director Amy Tardif, CEO of St. Matthew’s House Van Ellison, and Human Trafficking Resource Center of Florida Gulf Coast University Director Dr. Johnny McGaha will examine “The Horrors of Human Trafficking”.
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