Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser. When will we find President Barack Obama wandering around the White House lawn in his jamies? The White House just announced that 3,000 U.S. military personnel are going to be deployed to deal with the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This Obama now claims is the #1 threat to the USA. Is this insane? Or is this insane?
Only last week the entire nation heard Obama planned to deploy far fewer military personnel to deal with ISIS in the Middle East. So what is it? The truth seems to be that the #1 threat to America, to Israel, and to the free world is Barack Obama.
The sooner this man is removed from office the better. I know, I know, he has an insurance policy against that happening – Vice President Joe Biden. But even Biden may be better than what we currently have, and if POTUS is replaced soon enough we don’t have to deal with the silliness of Joe Biden in 2016 – he will have shot himself in the foot multiple times by then. In fact he will have shot himself in the foot so many times that even the Main Stream Press will have to report it. (I get the feeling that they hide a lot of this today in order to protect Obama.)
It seems that this sheer stupidity is fairly widespread among the Democrats. We all know about Nancy Pelosi and her ‘we must pass the bill to find out what is in it’ statement regarding Obamacare. We all know about Debbie Wasserman Schulz calling the Israeli Ambassador a liar, despite videos that showed the opposite. But have you heard that Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill would have helped the cause because it would have allowed foreign trained doctors to leave the country to help with the crisis without jeopardizing their immigration status.
Here’s a thought: first we stop allowing people with contagious diseases, or countries that have known widespread contagious diseases, into the country, and also screen all potential immigrants for diseases. Why not tighter immigration laws to begin with? I understand that in the 1920s a potential immigrant could come to the USA and be turned away for a heart defect – now people with contagious diseases are allowed to enter. How things have changed.
Today we remember the events of 9/11/2001 when nearly 3,000 people, mostly (but not all) American, lost their lives because Muslim terrorists flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and into a field in Pennsylvania rather than their Washington, DC target. While nearly everyone is familiar with the story of the brave New York firefighters who went into the Trade Center (many lost their lives too), few are familiar with the fact that there is an International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), a labor union representing professional firefighters in North America.
This union has approximately 300,000 members in 3, 100 locals and affiliates in the United States and Canada. Late on 9/11/2001 IAFF prohibited Canadian firefighter from entering the United States. This ruling did not affect volunteer firemen or those who worked part-time. There were a few professional Canadian firefighters who did not get the message in time – they later faced disciplinary action for going. Granted there might be some complications e.g. paying the firefighters, housing them, and insuring them for example. However, after five days the FBI, IAFF, and others asked them to leave. The full story, in some detail, can be found here.
The worse disaster in American history and our dearest and closest neighbor was largely forbidden from helping us. As I read this story for the first time numerous questions arose as to why. I still don’t have the answer/s – but it seems so wrong. There may, or may not, have been more survivors if the Canadian firefighters had been able to help. We will never know.
While recognizing the need to keep track of who is where, and paying, housing, and insuring the firefighters it seems to me that these issues should have been covered in the contracts and membership forms of IAFF. The plans of this union should have naturally considered the fact that we are neighbors and that in the event of a major disaster (however that is defined) this should have been covered.
I don’t know if that definition should cover hundreds or thousands of potential casualties. But I do know for certain that on 9/11/2001 up to 50,000 deaths were expected. I know too that there are hundreds, and probably thousands, of communities of all sizes at or very near the border between the two countries. I also know that there are factories, railroads, and other facilities in these places that might be in immediate need of more professional firefighters than are available on one side or the other of the international border.
Any competent leader (or lawyer), should have been prepared and included plans for such a crisis. But then this is a union – and unions are rarely if ever, interested in facts or reality, they seem to exist solely to gain as many benefits for their organization as possible, especially for their leaders, and to extort (or punish) management of the organization and/or the general public. This story does not look too good for the FBI either, another organization that seems more concerned with enforcing the rules, than maximizing their mission.
On 9/11 we mourn the loss of these victims, but if they are not to have died in vain, we must also learn ALL the lessons of that day and one of them is that emergency services are there to protect our populations. The IAFF didn’t do what it could have done, and we must acknowledge that and make changes. This is a change we can believe in.
Not only are there attempts at character assassination of the officer but the character assassination of the complete police department of Ferguson has ensued
Michael Brown steals a fistful of cigars from a convenience store. The surveillance video shows him shoving a man who attempts to block the door. As the man backs away, Mr Brown turns and walks in a threatening manner towards the shopkeeper. Michael Brown is 6’4” and 300 pounds. Any physical altercation between the robber and merchant is a mismatch of force. The actions of Michael Brown are deemed a “strong-arm robbery with the use of force”. Let me put this in perspective. The shopkeeper is about my size. Visualise a 300-pound man shoving a woman who is 5’2”. You get the picture.
Minutes later, Michael Brown and his accomplice are seen walking in the street and obstructing traffic. Officer Darren Wilson asks the men to move off the street. He is unaware of the events that had occurred earlier. As the officer seeks to exit his vehicle, the 300-pound walking tower beats the officer nearly to unconsciousness leaving him with periorbital fractures (unconfirmed) and facial injuries (unconfirmed). There are unconfirmed reports of a shot fired during the struggle.
What we do know for sure is that Michael Brown is dead. We do know that the officer is injured. His home is vacant. He cannot stay there. We know that Ferguson, Missouri, had a regional crime scene that involved an assault on a uniformed public safety officer. We know the officer discharged his weapon and killed his assailant. We also know that Ferguson, Missouri, is a case study for national race baiting. Ferguson is a keg. The government postured toward the political checkerboard and chose the colour black.
August 12, 2014. Close on the heels of any event that might showcase white-on-black violence is the usual appearance of Reverend Al Sharpton, otherwise known as Reverend sower-of-seeds-of-discord. This man cut his teeth on falsehood and propaganda in the prior century. In 1987, Tawana Brawley set our nation on its heels with her false accusation of being raped by six white men. The 15-year-old’s list of villains included police officers and a prosecuting attorney. Mainstream media gave relentless coverage to Tawana Brawley. Sharpton was omnipresent to console and cajole. The media circus began in 1987 and continued into October of the following year. At that time, a grand jury determined that lil’ Miss Brawley had made the whole thing up. We swallowed the big lie. To this day, more than a few refuse to spit it out. Mainstream media has given equally vigorous coverage to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Reverand Al Sharpton? He operates with the same dynamic as the average Sunni versus Shia cleric, or vice versa. Words of peace do not generate zakat, baby!
When a government engages lawlessness, the powerful must be confronted and brought to account. When the Federal branch institutionalizes human trafficking of an uneducated peasant class of children, ugly truth must be addressed. The federal branch is aiding the creation of a future social strata of cheap labor. This is a form of soft slavery. This action is immoral. And yet it is a policy which is being aggressively pursued by the current U.S. administration.
The U.S. State Department releases a yearly “Trafficking in Persons Report”. The tenth edition includes a forward written by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“I am pleased to celebrate and reflect upon the last decade of progress identifying and fighting the phenomenon of modern slavery…This annual assessment is an opportunity to diagnose the world’s efforts to implement the “3P” paradigm of prevention, protection, and prosecution… Ending this global scourge is an important policy priority for the United States.”
Quoting from the body of the report, “According to the Palermo Protocol, repatriation of trafficking victims should preferably be voluntary and done with the victim’s safety in mind. Many governments, believing they are acting in the victims’ best interests, make concerted efforts to return victims to their countries of origin as quickly as possible.”
So let’s take a look at the “3P” paradigm and examine how the federal branch is embarking on a subtle course to institutionalize human trafficking whilst *cloaking their deeds in darkness, and *attempting to deceive the American public.
Prevention went out the window when President Obama initiated the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. More commonly known as the DREAM act, the 112th(continue reading at Economic Affairs)
Despite England’s experiences during World War II and her current informal “occupation” by her own brand of deadly Islamists, The Guardian’s views are neither civilized nor rational. In his column, Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises, Seurnas Milne has a willful misinterpretation of the events in the Middle East. His column is laden with stark hatred and lies, and he clearly champions a policy that supports the Hamas Covenant, a Charter that calls for the eventual creation of the 58th Islamic state in “Palestine,” and the obliteration or dissolution of the only homeland for the Jewish people – as well as the annihilation of the Jewish people worldwide.
The Guardian is often factually inaccurate, as its writers insist on their own type of equity for what amounts to a verbal pogrom against the Jewish state - but not against tyrannical regimes. However, even ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), Syrian American Medical Society, Syrian Relief and Development, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Islamic Relief USA recently condemned Syria’s chemical weapons attack of her people (including women and children). When it was revealed that at least 108 people, including 49 children under age 10, were slaughtered in the 15-month Houla massacre, it was explained as acceptable that tyrants kill children to intimidate the opposition!
There was no demand for equal justice when Mahmoud Abbas’s terrorists slaughtered the 11 Israeli athletes in 1972 Munich, and no demand for vengeance for the beheading of Jewish-American journalist, Daniel Pearl. They expressed no shock at the injustice of Israel’s exchange of 1027 terrorist prisoners for the life of one kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, or when terrorists slaughtered the Fogel family or the three Israel teenagers. They maintained their silence throughout the firing of thousands of rockets into Israel from Gaza, never demanding balance with an equal number of rockets from Israel to Gaza.
To define this further, Israel follows the rules of war and targets military combatants (after warning Palestinian citizens to escape Israel’s retaliation), whereas Hamas intentionally targets civilians, deliberately focusing on children, thereby breaking two rules of war – killing their own and Israel’s children. The media cry that there weren’t enough Jewish children killed to match the number of Muslim children, and they want to blame only Israel for the death of Muslim children even when Hamas is entirely responsible. All the wars were begun with Islamic attacks and, by international law, Israel has every right to defend herself – her boundaries and her citizens.
The media offer little coverage when the Islamic culture encourages children to detonate themselves among Israelis, and when parents celebrate the occasions with candy, enjoying Hamas’s gifts, and naming town squares after their expendable offspring. And although sharia law denounces music and dance, it appears to be acceptable to revel in the streets for their martyred sons and daughters.
The hostile Guardian and similar news sources raise their voices only for the number of Palestinian children killed, although the BBC has been awakened to new evidence that numbers received from Gaza are quite skewed. Israel provides shelters for their children; Gazans provide shelter for their rockets, and endanger children for an increased body count for public sympathy. And while Israel’s hypocritical enemies, including Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, call Hamas a humanitarian organization, the West continues its funding for inhumane reasons – such as for the extensive system of tunnels dug for access to Israeli children’s schools and kibbutzim for an impending hands-on carnage.
Land acquisition is a major priority for the Islamic agenda, and the Qur’an allows deception, lies, and human sacrifice for the cause. Islam also relies on the humanity and basic decency of Judeo-Christian people and nations to disbelieve what we find unfathomable. Jihad exists in many ways, from Israel to Africa, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany, China, America and England. Few journalists are fit to report accurately or are willing to accept the truth for themselves. None of these host countries, including Israel, is an “occupier,” yet each is an invaded land, and we should be defending our homeland NOW, or be prepared to relinquish our identity and culture to Islamic oppression.
As in the greater Middle East, where previous peoples have been annihilated or Islamized, they could not adequately defend themselves and were conquered by Islam. Israel can, will, and has every right to do so under international law.
Jihad training begins with treating children as chattel and indoctrinating them at an early age to hate the kaffir (the "rejecter” of Allah). Pedophilia, demoralizing and frightening to the children, is legalized, and “thighing” infants to raping young children” will continue in the Muslim world as long as “Allah” encourages men to be owners instead of husbands and fathers. Sodomizing a baby is halal (permitted under Sharia law).
Pre-adolescent marriage is codified in Qur’an 65:4, and women are held hostage under law, subject to severe punishment, and it is under these circumstances that children are raised to be fearful and subservient to their master. Polygamy also affects children, immersing them in a self-pitying, resentful, victim mentality. If the reader would like to delve further into this depraved culture, please read Nonie Darwish’s Cruel and Usual Punishment.
The primarily unschooled, illiterate majority, who foresee no self-fulfillment or escape, become hair-trigger-angry young men who hate their lot in life, are brainwashed and compelled to do as bidden, and prepared to die for the cause. In so doing, they see a way out – an escape to tranquility and the promise of sexual pleasures in Paradise.
These are but a few of the reasons that create an unfeeling underclass of warriors who have no sympathy for children, but will use them for their purpose. Keeping children near explosives and bombs will ultimately lead to an increased body count, just as using child labor for tunnel excavation resulted in the loss of more than 160. Not only are women and children placed on rooftops of targeted buildings (those from which rockets are fired into Israel) and used as human shields, but a recent video showed jihadists hanging small, terrified, crying boys from a targeted building’s fence. And if these children do survive their childhood, they will become the next generation of damaged, robotic killers who feel no compassion and are inured to pain and bloodshed.
This is a horrific example of child abuse to which the media turn a blind eye, and the U.N. fails to address. Rather, the immoral go out of their way to blame the Israel Defense Forces for harming women and children who are forced into such circumstances. The media fail us, just as the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) predicted. Journalists like Milne, whether cowardly or deceptive, would become an acquiescent, obedient djimmi, a “useful idiot” that represents the Islamic-fascist mentality, willing to accept caliphate domination in the interest of hate or “peace.”
A recently discovered Hamas manual verifies its method of urban warfare. “Introduction to the City War” extols the benefits of civilian deaths and admits that Israel tries to avoid them. This is not a Hamas war against ”occupiers,” but an Islamic war to annihilate the entire state of Israel, against which Israel must continue to defend until there is unconditional surrender. It is also a reminder that this is WAR – a global war - against all who will not accept Islamic Sharia law. And, if the media continue its stance against Israel, and continue to look away from Islam’s slaughter of Christians, they may well be designing a future for themselves under the very cruel and severe Sword of Allah, from which no conquered nation has ever recovered.
As the old saying goes, “when even _____ (fill in the blank) says that ______ (fill in the blank) you are in trouble.” The latest left wing loon to notice that Obama is a liar is former Democrat Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. In a recent edition of the Huffington Post (amazing they published this) Frank was quoted as saying this about Obamacare:
The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
Any smart political adviser would have said, 'Don't lie to people, because you're gonna get caught up in it and it's gonna have this tsunami that you now have,'" Frank told HuffPost. "My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don't volunteer the whole truth in every situation.
Notice that Frank said, “I don’t understand” (or does he understand but does not want to admit it?). The answer is simple Barney, Obama is a liar about everything, and furthermore he doesn’t care about the American people, he probably hates them or at least the white ones, and he has his - so he just doesn’t care. Frank was one of the most liberal congressman ever, but at least he recognizes that there is a difference between lies and the truth and knows the President lied. Now if Barney would only admit that Obama is an anti-Semite, but I digress.
Another high profile leftist is Bill Maher, who not only has spoken out against the Obama administration’s policies on the current war begun by Hamas against Israel, but has had a guest who calls Obama a war criminal. The guest was Dr. Cornel West who seems to oppose all war anyway, that is when he is not busy race hustling. But even so, a high profile black man saying anything critical about a black American president is refreshing to say the least.
Ed Schultz, a commentator on the very liberal MSNBC (in case you never heard of him), is concerned that Obama is overreaching by transferring more power to the Executive branch and has warned that Obama’s use of Executive Orders to give legal status to illegal aliens will be an “electoral death nail” for Democrats in the next election. Liberal, high profile, attorney Jonathan Turley says the same thing.
Even The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times have on occasion criticized Obama, and recently The New York Times said that Obama is “Crossing the Rubicon” if he carries through with his amnesty plans. Furthermore, various high profile left wing individuals other than those above have also criticized the president’s lawlessness. Ever notice how the defections from the left to the right and are always based on principles and/or the realization that conservative positions spell success for the person and the people of a specific location. However, defections from the right to the left seem to be based solely on opportunism, e.g. a re-districting that would mean losing an election if the person doesn’t move to the left (think for example of Florida’s flip-flopping Charlie Crist, an excellent example), or for some personal reason (usually a wife or lover).
So here’s to the crises faced by the American Left, and to the rising power of the Right. Let’s just hope that the Left is destroyed before it destroys the country.
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PS: I do not consider Obama* black, technically he is a mulatto, and I don’t know where he was born. What I care about is that Obama is the first red American President. Red as in Communism and that is the real problem.
*In parts of the county Obama is also referred to as a post-turtle, that is a turtle on top of a post – it doesn’t know how it got there, how to get down, or what to do while it is there. Of course he is a post-turtle, he is a Marxist president in the land of the free, a country that believes in everything that Marxism opposes. He probably still thinks he is one of the best presidents in American history, while most Americans see him as the worst.
The stone monument and viewpoint on the beautiful hill 23 miles south of London Bridge says: In Grateful Remembrance of Leopold Salomons of Norbury Park Who Gave Box Hill To The Nation 1914. It was in danger of being developed and a Jew, Salomons, stepped in. The view is captivating.
This little undramatic action is typical of the Jewish people. Their names appear with predictable regularity with regard to charities and matters of social concern.
To my Jewish friends, for nearly two thousand years you were dispersed amongst us and yet in all that time there is not one record of State insurrection. Wherever you have set up home you have sought to become part of the host society insofar as that society permitted you.
There are remarkably few Jewish names in the annals of criminality. You have served your home countries in all wars, serving with honour and loyalty. Wherever you have been accepted, prosperity has followed. You have enriched us in the Arts, particularly Music. Likewise, in the area of Science and Medicine.
It may not please you but without you Christianity would be Saviourless. The story which I related above about Leopold Salomons was hardly earth-shattering but multiply it many times and your influence on our society is insistent and undeniable. True, this influence has occasionally been negative, but that is the exception, not the rule. When we forbade you from owning land, you became doctors and lawyers, when we barred you from the professions, you excelled at trade. You have been attacked, seasonally robbed of your hard-earned life-savings, your books destroyed, your holidays banned, and your response was to pack your few sticks and to gather what could be salvaged from the ruin and start again elsewhere, from scratch. Occasionally we didn't allow you to take the sticks, they too were ours. It was the unnameable Nazi who said that you were to be left only your eyes, with which to weep.
We curse you to "Go home to Israel!" And, when you are there, we cry, "Get out of Israel!" In Israel you have had to hermetically seal yourselves in, a barrier to the side, a dome above, and sonar below, away from the bullies and the haters. The situation is a crying shame. And you endure. For you are the people that cannot die. All others pass away, except the eternal Jew. We may despise you, be jealous of you, misunderstand you and narrow our eyes at you, or we may love you and admire you, we may care about your happiness and your future. But, ultimately, it will make no difference to your destiny, you march to an unheard tune, a sad and merry tune that the wind catches and is gone, perplexing to us Gentiles. You are more than us and less than us. 'More' because you are dreamers on your way from the fiery Mount where none of us have been, and a noble dream is priceless. 'Less' because your high calling is not yet realised, in fact, it seems farther off today than it ever did. It eludes your grasp. Hence you are more incomplete than the rest of us, there's something unfinished about you, but that too is your glory and will not be taken from you.
You will never rest until we all rest. And we will not find rest until you do. We pass you on the road with a nod and secret smile and then turn to watch you go. The wandering Jew, clutching an unforgettable vision. I have a request for you, you who have been hounded and torn through all time and every place and have made it miraculously, into the 21st century free of self pity and possessing a loving concern for others, even your tormentors.
My request is, will you accept our apology Before God, our God, comes to us and asks "How did you treat my people?"
I read the news this morning that a mission group from the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, Massachusetts were 'robbed and assaulted' earlier this weekin Guatemala. I found the wording of reports lacked certain details of the event, so I searched further. There are indications that in addition to one van being carjacked, the adults and teenagers on board were robbed and some of the assaults were of a sexual nature.
“On the way back to Guatemala City Tuesday night they were carjacked, one of the vans was carjacked. They were robbed and assaulted but we’re happy to say they’re safely home,” Dorington Little, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, said.
Sources tell 7News some of the assaults were sexual.
“I can’t comment on that because everything that happened right now is private and being handled by our church. Everyone is safe and everyone is sound and everyone is healthy right now,” Krason said.
Krason said she wasn’t in the van that got attacked but the group had just spent eight days in a rural village building houses and leading bible study groups.
Her husband says the congregation is coming together to support each other.
“At first there’s going to be lots of grief and process. It’s a bad thing, when you see this it’s bad. But God is good and we’re going to come together as a church like we never have and we’re going to be there for each other,”David Krason said.
New procedures will be put in place if the trip occurs again next year.
“They were driving at nine at night, so we decided we will never drive at night again. When you do this kind of work, it doesn't guarantee safe passage so you do everything all of the time to make sure everything is safe,” Gail Hull, one of the trip organizers, said.
The group reported to the attack to the US Embassy in Guatemala and they said Guatemalan police would be handling the incident. (WHDH News)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people involved. They went to Guatemala to build a house for a homeless family, to conduct Bible studies, to conduct Vacation Bible School for the children, to share the love of God, and to do whatever labor was needed in the village.
Please keep these adults and youth in your prayers.
There is evil in this world no matter where you go and no doubt Satan uses evil people to try and stop the spread of God's Word.
Additional thoughts and questions I would like to see answered:
I realize this was first reported as a local story until Drudge posted a link. This should be a world news story. I would like to see the following questions answered:
Who were the perpetrators of this attack?
How many attackers were there?
What weapons did they have?
What exactly are the local Guatemalan police doing to find the criminals?
What will the process be in the Guatemalan legal system to try and punish these evil people?
What can be done in the future to stop such vile attacks on missions groups, not just in Guatemala but in other mission fields around the world?
Hubby and I saw the movie Persecuted yesterday. I'm not going to say the movie was great, because it was not, but the truths that the movie was trying to get across to viewers are valid. Those truths include the facts that Christians are being persecuted and our current political leadership continues to work against Christianity.
What I will say is if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go see Persecuted. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith.
I say, if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go for it. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith. - See more at: http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2014/07/persecuted.html#sthash.Rc0E4uSp.dpuf
The Director of Persecuted, Daniel Lusko, when asked by CBN News what inspired him to write this movie, said:
The Holy Spirit inspired me to write "Persecuted" - I woke up one morning, and it was there. The government is trying to take control of everything, including the very source that gave our country its foundation, which is Biblical truth.
It really is beginning, because we allow ourself [sic] to be silenced, in the name of political correctness. In fact, a very close friend, who is highly involved in levels of government, looked at the story and he said, "This scenario of religious reform is happening; at the United Nations there is a bill that is exactly what you're talking about."
If you are a Christian, individual, business, organization in the United States and you accept any funds from the government, they in essence own you and can control what you do and how you go about it. It is hoped that the film will highlight the clash between religious freedom and government power.
Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.
"... the notion of a religious person preaching the gospel running up against the government and governmental policies -- or those who want to carry out a business and running up against governmental regulations and rules -- is not far-fetched at all. In fact, we're seeing that happen as we speak in the Hobby Lobby case and in some other cases coming down the pike."
What is that sweeping religious reform called the Faith and Fairness bill mentioned in Persecuted?
Think of the word ecumenical. Most think of it as promoting worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. All Christian denominations coming together. But that's not it at all. There can be no unity among denominations where there is not unity in the faith once-for-all delivered by Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Now think beyond ecumenical and think interfaith. The word ecumenical contrasts with interfaith dialogue or interfaith pluralism aimed at unity or cooperation among diverse religions and referring to a worldwide "religious unity". But how can diverse religions act as one body when their faith, their beliefs, their view of salvation and how that is achieved, differs so drastically? They can't, without watering down Christianity.
And that's what it is all about folks -- watering down Christianity.
The Faith and Fairness bill being proposed in the movie Persecuted is a law where all lines between Christians and Muslims and Jews and Buddhists, etc. are removed by government and government is allowed not ony access to, but control over, all those religions.
"This is no longer a Christian nation; in fact, it never has been," Davison's politician tells an ecumenical gathering of supporters. (JSOnline)
That is a quote from the movie Persecuted, but I've heard that statement more than once by people in the media and on the Left in the USA. Perhaps that statement is true, or perhaps it is the goal of certain people inside the US. The group portrayed in the movie as ecumenical is anything but ...
Look at how certain departments in our government give special investigation to Christian organizations, to Conservative businesses. But more important, look at what is going on around the world today.
Christians in Mosul Iraqare being killed, forced to convert to Islam, kept from getting food rations, and the lucky ones are fleeing.
I could go on and on listing places around the world where Christians are being threatened, abused, tortured, starved, killed and houses of worship looted and destroyed. However, thousands of people are coming to Christ in Egypt in spite of the persecution there. We can only pray that this is the case in other countries.
The reviews of Persecuted are not good in left-wing publications, which is to be expected, mainly because Fred Thompson and Cretchen Carlson of Fox News are in the movie. Anything with a Fox News connection, however small, is automatically poo-pooed.
Huffington Post says Persecuted gives faith-based films a bad name.
This terrible attempt at a political thriller for the religious right is aimed not at Christians in general but at a certain breed of them, the kind who feel as if the rest of the world were engaged in a giant conspiracy against their interpretation of good and truth.
This is an election year, and the most important race in America is the 23rd Congressional District of Florida. EVERY member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election – that means that Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS), best known for her 1980s’ cheerleader hairstyle and her lies, must run. She currently represents the 23rd district and is also Chairman of the Democrat National Party; hence I say this is THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL RACE in America.
Opposing her in November will be one of two Republicans running in the August 26th primary (early voting is August 15-24, and absentee ballots will be mailed July 22). For all Americans not just conservatives, and not just Floridians, the choice is obvious, what is needed is a candidate who is opposed to amnesty (history demonstrates appeasement never works). Both Republican candidates make some nice statements about the issue on their websites, but Juan Garcia’s recently revealed that he actually supports amnesty, a position more in line with Debbie Wasseman Schultz and the current occupant of the White House. Joe Kaufman on the other hand makes it quite clear on his website, just below the “we are a nation of immigrants” statement that: “As a member of Congress, Joe Kaufman will fight for the rights of legal immigrants and insist we never reward those who break our laws.” WOW – someone who gets it, and he is running for Congress.
This is the man who must run in November to defeat DWS. Florida is often shown on election maps as blue, but in fact it is closer to purple (a mixture of blue and red) so this is a race that needs to be taken very seriously. The 23d Congressional District covers an area of South Florida from Weston to Miami. So I urge you to tell everyone you know in Southern Florida about this election.
Most of the illegal immigrants who are in, or who are headed for, the United States are under 18, and about 80% are not exactly children, they are 14-17 year old males – the ideal recruiting age for gangs. Not only that but many have contagious diseases. Furthermore, the economic impact of a surge of low-skilled, uneducated, non-English speakers who come to this country for whatever benefits available to them is not something any the United States really afford, even at the best of times.
Now I have a question for all of those who think that if someone breaks into your house or takes your wallet they should be arrested because it is a crime. What about people who come into your country in violation of the law?
Now some people don’t like the term “illegal immigrants.” In Maryland for example Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley believes that illegal immigrant children should be called “refugees.” Hey, Gov. O’Malley, those “children” are nearly adults legally, and you only have to keep up on the news to know that. Fortunately Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) discovered that the federal government was attempting to bring some to Maryland and took action forcing HHS (Health and Human Services Department) to cancel their plans to send illegals to Westminster, Maryland just 35 miles from Baltimore. Even the black community in Baltimore, which usually supports this administration, is opposed to the idea.
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