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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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Godward ( one of the highest qualified female coaches in the country ( leads Chester-le-Street Town Ladies' Team, who Lyn played for until she was allegedly ordered to quit because of her sexuality and her relationship with teammate Emma Foster earlier this year .
Nick liked to tell stories to the children," said Mrs Godward.
To dismiss me and victimise this family by stealing my profession and pension was bad enough, but to attack my son is the lowest of the low,' said Mr Godward.
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Mr Godward, a divisional representative for the Fire Brigades Union, was suspended on November 13, the first day of the national pay strike, just 50 minutes before the first walk-out.
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Steve Godward, based at Aston, was dismissed in December by West Midlands Fire Service chief Ken Knight for gross misconduct, it was revealed yesterday.