Monday, November 30, 2009

Modern Day Slavery in the U.S it is a reality!

JMC Ministries Response

If we think Slavery ended when Abraham Lincoln Signed the Emancipation Proclamation we are diluting ourselves America. Slavery is still going strong in many countries.  Even here in the U.S. many don’t want to believe that people in America are enslaving people, but it is happening and we need to wake up!

Of course you won’t hear about this on your local news channels or in your local newspaper.  Of  course not that would be telling the truth. And just what is the truth? That the media is only covering what “they” want you to see and hear.  While we are bombarded by H1N1 virus epidemics, and health care reform.  This is what is really going on in America! Stories like this of human suffering, and oppression. 

What have we become America? I can’t even recognize my own country anymore! We see these kinds of stories of slavery, human trafficking, sex trafficking, drugs, religious oppression, government run healthcare and government run companies, and you would think you are looking at a communist or socialist run country.  But NO We are looking at the United States of America!

America our forefathers fought and died to make this a free country! We need to take it back! 

265,000 Christmas lights!


From CNN IReport
CNN producer note

Pitxmas has 55,000 more lights covering his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home than he had last year. He spent nearly three months hanging the lights and programming the display to music.
- thanks, CNN iReport producer

With the economy in trouble and many people are out of work, we have put in a ton of extra work to make our christmas display extra special.

Hopefully our lights will brighten some spirits and make people forget, if only for a minute, all the troubles in their lives.

This years display consists of ober 265,000 lights, 6 miles of extension cords, and over 150 plastic figures.

To see more, check out our website at

Ohio Man Attacks Salvation Army Kettle Worker and Steals Kettle because he says he hates Christmas

From Fox

MAUMEE, Ohio  —  Police in northwest Ohio say a man who claimed to hate Christmas swiped a Salvation Army red kettle full of donated money and pushed one of the charity's bell ringers to the ground when she tried to take it back.

Police in Maumee say the man grabbed the kettle Saturday evening outside a general store. The bell ringer grasped at the chain suspending the kettle and tried to take it back. But police say she was pushed down by the man, who told her: "I can't stand you and your bell-ringing. I hate Christmas." Police say the man then drove off in a pickup truck with the kettle and tripod it was hanging from.

Sgt. David Tullis says he doesn't know how much money was in the kettle.

The empty kettle was recovered Sunday. The man has not been found.

JMC Ministries Response

We at JMC Ministries work very closely with the Salvation Army.  For 6 years we have attended The Church here in our town of Chillicothe Ohio and worked closely with the red kettle campaign, volunteering our time to reach out to the homeless, working with at risk youth and helping hand out gifts and food for the holiday seasons. 

The money that people put in those little red kettles goes directly to help those in need in the community and surrounding areas.  So when this man stole that kettle he actually stole Christmas and food that would have help children and adults alike in need. 

I (Miranda) have personally stood kettles and let me tell you it is one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs I have ever done.  You stand for nearly 8 hours in the cold, but to see the look on the childrens faces when we are able to give them a Christmas and food to eat, that makes up for the cold fingers and toes and red noses from ringing the bell for the red kettle campaign.  

Through working with the salvation army I have seen many of the children I have mentored and taught through the years give their lives to christ as young as 10 yrs old, and even a close friend of mine give her life to Christ this past year.

Some of the signs that at one of the red kettle posts says is “Need Knows No Season” and that is so true.  Through out the year the Salvation Army is hard at work helping others whether it be through food vouchers, clothing vouchers, or assistance with utility bills for people. They reach out to the community and those in need just as Jesus instructed, and we at JMC Ministries are so happy that we are apart of this great Ministry of the Salvation Army.

So to the man that assaulted the kettle worker and stole the money and said, “I hate Christmas” you can hate christmas, but don’t take from children and others in need who are hungry and have no money to buy food and clothes.   

Sunday, November 29, 2009

School Students try to poison Teacher

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Three middle school students in Waltham are facing serious trouble.

According to police, three McDevitt Middle School students tried to get their teacher to drink some type of cleaning solution by hiding it in her water bottle on the morning of November 12.

Fortunately, the teacher was unharmed as she noticed that her water bottle had been tampered with in time.

Local residents said they are glad the teacher noticed in time.

"That's a crime, if somebody can be injured like that, because if she doesn't smell it before drinking it, then it can be very dangerous," said one man.

Household cleaners, especially those with ammonia or bleach, can lead to vomiting, internal burning and bleeding, organ damage, and even death.

The police investigation concluded that the students, two 13-year olds and a 12-year old, put some sort of cleaner in the water bottle. It is unclear how much, but the teacher was able to smell it.

All three students have been charged with attempted poisoning and were suspended indefinitely.

click to read article from 7 News Boston

School helps students struggling with hunger and homelessness

By Chuck Conder, CNN

November 27, 2009 12:20 p.m. EST

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) -- Principal Sherrie Gahn said she was shocked when she first came to Whitney Elementary School seven years ago.

"The kids were eating ketchup packets," Gahn said. "I said to one of my teachers, 'What on Earth are they doing?' and she said, 'That's their dinner.' "

Whitney Elementary is in a dusty, rundown neighborhood of Las Vegas known as the Boulder Strip. The main drag, the Boulder Highway, is lined with pawn shops and low-rent motels.

Families here live at the edge of financial disaster. Gahn estimates that 75 percent of her 622 students have experienced homelessness or are in danger of becoming homeless.

"There are pockets of Vegas that were bad," Gahn said, "but it's gotten 10 times worse with the recession."

Under Gahn's leadership, Whitney Elementary has become the chief lifeline for its students and their families. In addition to the regular lunch program for needy kids, the school operates a food bank.

Hundreds of students are sent home each Friday with food supplies to keep their families fed through the weekend.

"If we didn't have the food services, there would be a lot of hungry kids out there," said Kim Butterfield, a homeless advocate who works at the school.

Butterfield also organizes a clothing pantry in one of the school's spare classrooms. The school provides an entire winter wardrobe to students in need of clothing.

The school's efforts don't stop there. Gahn tries to provide whatever her students need, whether it's a dental appointment or a haircut.

"There is not an agency in Las Vegas that can actually take care of the number of homeless and poverty-stricken children that I have at this school," Gahn said. "So the only course of action I could take was to become self-sufficient."

Over the years, Gahn has built up a network of donors that supply money, goods and services. She relies on grateful parents who volunteer at the school.

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Woman Delivers Granddaughter While Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 28, 2009


BOSTON —  A Boston woman says she was forced to split her time between helping her daughter deliver a baby at home and cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

Patricia McCalop was in the middle of preparing the meal when Africa McCalop suddenly went into labor two weeks early.

The grandmother called 911, and a dispatcher talked her through the delivery and helped her confirm that the baby girl was health and breathing.

Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and took the mother and newborn to the hospital. They are both in good health.

McCalop said she kept running between the kitchen and her daughter in labor because she didn't want the turkey to burn while helping her child deliver the baby.

The infant weighed six pounds.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Man Gives his Life to Christ at New York City's Bowery Mission Chapel

Thursday, November 26, 2009
By Lauren Green

James Foresteire made good money trading diamonds. He had money, cars and a nice home.

"I wanted for nothing," he says.

But after a family tragedy, he soothed his pain with drugs and alcohol. Eventually, he lost everything.

"I ended up on a friend’s couch with 50 cents in my pocket, too afraid to spend it," Foresteire says.

James Macklin tells of a life of searching for excitement that his successful business didn’t provide.

"I began to smoke that crack cocaine," he says. "Boy, I tell you. That was the beginning of my end."

Click here for video.

Though Foresteire and Macklin came from very different cultures, they fell victim to the same addictions. But for both of them, the end turned out to be another beginning.

They found redemption at the same place on New York’s Lower East Side: the Bowery Mission Chapel.

Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Bowery Mission Chapel has changed little in the last century. Hymn-singing, a sermon and a free meal provide food for the body and nourishment for the soul.

"It really started out as a prayer movement on Wall Street," says Pastor Reggie Stutzman, who works full time at the Mission and gives several sermons a week at the chapel. "A hundred years later, their work through prayer and seeking God … we’re still doing it."

click to read full article at Fox News

Church Apologizes to Native Americans After 400 years

Friday, November 27, 2009


NEW YORK —  Members of one of America's oldest Protestant churches officially apologized Friday — for the first time — for massacring and displacing Native Americans 400 years ago.

"We consumed your resources, dehumanized your people and disregarded your culture, along with your dreams, hopes and great love for this land," the Rev. Robert Chase told descendants from both sides. "With pain, we the Collegiate Church, remember our part in these events."

The minister spoke on Native American Heritage Day at a reconciliation ceremony of the Lenape tribe with the Collegiate Church, started in 1628 in then-New Amsterdam as the Reformed Dutch Church.

The rite was held in front of the Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan, where Dutch colonizers had built their fort near an Indian trail now called Broadway, near Wall Street.

The Collegiate Church was considered the "conscience" of the new colony, whose merchants quickly developed commerce with the world in fur and grains — till then the turf of the natives.

Surrounded by Lenape Indians, the Dutch colonists "were hacking men, women and children to death," said Ronald Holloway, the chairman of the Sand Hill band of Lenapes, who lived here before Henry Hudson landed 400 years ago.

The Indians dispersed across the country, eventually ending up on government-formed reservations. On Friday, some came from as far away as Oklahoma.

During the ceremony, Chase embraced Holloway and, as symbolic gestures of healing, the two sides exchanged wampum — strings of beads used by North American Indians as money or ornament. A boy representing the Lenapes and a girl from the Collegiate Church put necklaces on each other.

While Friday's ceremony exuded warmth and openness, accompanied by an Indian drumming circle and the haunting sound of a wooden flute, the feelings leading up to the reconciliation were mixed.

"After 400 years, when someone says 'I'm sorry,' you say, 'Really?' " Holloway said before the ritual. "There was some kind of uneasiness. But then you've got to accept someone's sincere apology; they said, 'We did it. We ran you off, we killed you.' "

In New York City, the Collegiate churches are composed of four congregations including the landmark Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue led by the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale.

The church plans to sponsor educational activities and exhibits to teach children history — including the Indian reverence for preserving the purity of the land taken over by the Dutch colonists.

University outlines 're-education' for those who hold 'wrong' views

Posted: November 27, 2009
9:15 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

University of Minnesota president Robert Bruininks

A program proposed at the University of Minnesota would result in required examinations of teacher candidates on "white privilege" as well as "remedial re-education" for those who hold the "wrong" views, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

The organization, which promotes civil liberties on the campuses of America's colleges and universities, has dispatched a letter to University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks asking him to intervene to prevent the adoption of policies proposed in his College of Education and Human Development.

"The university's general counsel should be asked to comment as soon as possible," said the letter from Adam Kissel, an officer with The FIRE. "If the Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group achieves its stated goals, the result will be political and ideological screening of applicants, remedial re-education for those with the 'wrong' views and values, [and] withholding of degrees from those upon whom the university's political reeducation efforts proved ineffective."

By any "non-totalitarian" standards, he wrote, the the plans being made so far by the school are "severely unjust and impermissibly intrude into matters of individual conscience."

Kissel wrote that it appears that the university "intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the 'wrong' beliefs and values – those who either do not have sufficient 'cultural competence' or those who the college judges will not be able to be converted to the 'correct' beliefs and values even after remedial re-education."

"These intentions violate the freedom of conscience of the university's students. As a public university bound by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the university is both legally and morally obligated to uphold this fundamental right," he wrote.

WND messages left with the university requesting comment did not generate a response today.

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Among the issues discussed in the plans are requirements that teachers would be able to instruct students on the "myth of meritocracy" in the United States, "the history of demands for assimilation to white, middle-class, Christian meanings and values," and the "history of white racism."

The demands appear to be similar to those promoted earlier at the University of Delaware.

As WND reported, the Delaware university's office of residential life was caught requiring students to participant in a program that taught "all whites are racist."

School officials immediately defended the teaching, but in the face of a backlash from alumni and publicity about its work, the school decided to drop the curriculum, although some factions later suggested its revival.

FIRE, which challenged the Delaware plan, later produced a video explaining how the institution of the university pushed for the teachings, was caught and later backed off:

Click to read full article at World Net Daily

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Florida Middle School Students suspended for participating in "Kick A Jew Day"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NAPLES, Fla.  —  Ten students at a Naples middle school were suspended after district officials say they participated in "kick a Jew day."
District spokesman Joe Landon says a Jewish student at North Naples Middle School student reported being kicked on Thursday. The school's principal addressed the entire student body the next morning and asked for anyone with information about the alleged attack to come forward.
The district determined that 10 students should be punished. They each served one day of in-school suspension Monday.
Landon says the first 20 minutes of the school day, which is normally used for reading and tutoring, will now be used to teach students about respect, kindness and ways to prevent bullying.
No criminal charges have been filed.

Best Buy under fire for Advertising Support for Muslim Holiday

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Published : Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009, 9:24 AM CST
MyFox Twin Cities Report
RICHFIELD, Minn. - A scanned version of the Best Buy Black Friday ad on wishes Muslims a happy Eid al-Adha, which falls on the extended Thanksgiving weekend.
Since the ad was posted, a message board on has filled up with plenty of responses. Tuesday morning, a discussion of the ad on had more than 100 responses. Some of those comments were supportive of the greeting and some called for a boycott of the retailer, including boldly racist remarks.
Here's a look at some of the posts on the message board :
I worked part time at Best Buy two years ago and am shocked by this! The sad thing is that I think it will cost Best Buy a lot of business, and some MAJOR bad publicity which will hurt the employees who had nothing to do with the decision. What in the heck were you thinking Best Buy?????
Happy Eid Al-Adha but no Merry Christmas? I assume your next advertisements will say Merry Christmas. Otherwise, I will no longer shop at Best Buy. I will shop at those businesses which support Christmas.
Thank you Best Buy for the Eid Greetings!! I plan to spend more money at BB. Thank you for being inclusive of various cultures.
Best Buy community supervisor Elizabeth responded to the comments with the following statement :

"Thanks for sharing your point of view regarding our recent ad, which included a wish for a “Happy Eid al-Adha”.

Best Buy’s customers and employees around the world represent a variety of faiths and denominations. We respect that diversity and choose to greet our customers and employees in ways that reflect their traditions.

We do use the word “holiday” in some of our advertising because it is meant to be inclusive to everyone. However, just as we have in the past, we will also reference specific holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in our weekly ads, store signage and other advertising vehicles.

We encourage our employees to interact with customers naturally and feel free to wish them a Merry Christmas if they are celebrating that holiday.
Thanks again for your feedback."
Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is a Muslim holiday lasting three days. The feast is based on Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to display his obedience to God. According to the Koran, a voice from heaven stopped Ibrahim, allowing him to sacrifice a ram instead.
In the spirit of sacrifice, families observing Eid al-Adha eat about a third of their meal, sharing the rest with family and friends and donating some to the poor.

JMC Ministries Response

We cannot say Merry Christmas but we can wish a Happy Eid al-Adha.  Fellow Christians we need to rise up and take a stand against this and take back Thanksgiving, Christmas and  even Easter, and remember why it is we celebrate them in the first place.  It isn't about Turkey and Black Friday and sales why we celebrate Thanksgiving, but to give thanks to God for supplying our needs and being around friends and family to share this time.  Christmas is not about Santa Claus and getting presents or even a little red nosed reindeer.  It is about the birth of Christ.  Without the birth of Jesus there would be no Christmas to ever celebrate.  We must get back to our roots and stand firm unshaken in them and not be deceived by all the world is trying to make these holidays out to be.  

Monday, November 23, 2009

ACLU At it again, attacking one Churches Christmas Nativity Scene

“The City’s practice of funding a Nativity scene in the City’s annual ‘Christmas on the Cumberland’ celebration is constitutionally suspect and such practice must be remedied.” –ACLU

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The pastor at Grace Church of the Nazarene says he and his congregation will present their “Christmas on the Cumberland” Nativity scene despite objections from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Steve Estep, the church’s pastor, said Saturday the church went through all the proper channels to present the display, and won’t let the ACLU effort diminish their celebration of the season, and “what it’s really all about.”
“We’re gonna do what we’ve been doing,” Estep said.
The ACLU sent a letter to City Attorney Lance Baker on Nov. 11, alleging the city’s riverfront Christmas observance violated the First Amendment in an “apparent promotion and endorsement of Christianity.” …
Later in the story…
…the ACLU is not asking the city do away with the “Christmas on the Cumberland” celebration altogether, rather implement an “equal access” policy to allow other religious and non-religious groups to participate, clearly state the city’s non-endorsement and not provide funding for a religious display.
Of course, the pastor has said the church is not keeping anyone out or preventing anyone from attending. The Dec. 11 and 12 performances will include choirs from multiple churches of varying faiths at McGregor Park.


Children work to smuggle food and other items across War Torn Border in Middle East

Torkham, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Sabar Mina is cloaked in a light green shawl tinged with dirt. She is holding an empty flour sack that she plans on filling with firewood.
Her eyes are soft and kind, but they bear the signs of exhaustion. There's a reason for that. Instead of going to school, the eight-year-old walks an hour to work.
All day long Sabar takes items back and forth between two of the most dangerous countries in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Normally she smuggles flour from the Pakistan side where she is from. Pakistan has a ban on exporting food items to Afghanistan because of a spike in food prices, so flour is a hot commodity right now.
Once over the border Sabar gathers and carries firewood to take back from Afghanistan. Her job is hard and sometimes dangerous.
"When we bring the flour the Pakistani police stop us and they hit us, beat us," she said.
But that is nothing compared to one of the other dangers of the job. Sabar was working the border with her younger sister when a suicide bomber blew himself up killing several people. It was the second terror attack in three months on this border.
"When the bomb exploded I was on the Afghanistan side with my sister." She said: "We were crying and then we ran away to the Pakistan side."
But it hasn't stopped her or her sister from working. There are hundreds of children just like them. One charitable organization there estimates 300 children per day work the border at Torkham.

Pastor Robbed At Gun Point at Church

Monday, November 23, 2009

LINCOLN, Neb. —  Police in Lincoln, Neb., are investigating the armed robbery of a pastor at his church.
Police say the pastor, 52-year-old Christopher Anderson, opened a door at Glad Tidings Assembly of God for someone who was knocking late Saturday night. The man asked for money, but Anderson said he didn't have any to give.
Anderson told police that when he started to close the door, the man grabbed him by the hair and slammed his face against a table.
Police say the robber held a knife to the pastor's face as he took his wallet, watch and gold wedding ring.
Officer Katie Flood said Monday that no arrests have been made yet.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jesse Jackson Attacks African Americans who are against the Health Care Reform

We received this article from Christian Newswire and felt we needed to share it.  We have close friends who are African American and they are against what President Obama is doing with the Health Care reform, and we feel Mr. Jackson has out right attacked them. We thank our friends for standing against what is morally wrong and still Stand for Christian Values We salute you! 

Jesse Jackson? Color Him Ridiculous!

Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union Comments on Remark Made By Jesse Jackson at Congressional Black Caucus Reception

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a reception, held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation as part of a series of events revolving around the 25th anniversary of Jackson's run for president, Jesse Jackson stated: "We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill," He said. "You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man."

What a dumb thing to say. I don't pretend to know the reasons why Rep. Arthur Davis, (D-AL) voted against the health care bill earlier this month and I'm not implying that he is pro-life, but at least he's not drinking the same flavor kool-ade as Mr. Jackson.

All Americans should question the health care monster!

The sad thing is that Jesse Jackson is a man that I once looked up to--way back when he was a power house for human rights, especially the right to life for unborn children.

Jesse once identified himself as a person who would have been aborted if medical counsel had been followed. Jesse Jackson once wrote: "Human life begins when the sperm and egg join . . . and the pulsation of life takes place." He said, "From that point, life may be described differently (as an egg, embryo, fetus, baby, child, teen-ager, adult), but the essence is the same.''

I remember way back--when he spoke at the 1977 March for Life asking the question: ''What happens to the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience.''

Back in the day, in an ''Open Letter to Congress'' Jesse Jackson stated "as a matter of conscience" he must "oppose the use of federal funds for a policy of killing infants."

Wow! Where is that guy?

I believe the Jesse Jackson--the civil rights leader from way back--would be leading the pack today against the funding of abortion as health care.

Black children are specifically targeted by the abortion industry which places most of its abortion killing centers in minority and urban neighborhoods. They are denied their civil rights including the most basic right to life; a right which Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, our ancestors and others so proudly worked for, marched for and many of them died for.

Sadly, today, Jesse Jackson is just a mere shadow of the man he once was. He is no longer a power house- -instead he is a bought off, shriveled, and empty shell.

I remember a much younger, and wiser "Reverend" Jesse Jackson leading the thunder of children's voices shouting..."I AM SOMEBODY!" And Mr. Jackson, though you have lost your way, I pray that one day you will remember that each and every unborn child is somebody, too!

The National Black Pro-Life Union is an organization founded to serve as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among all African American pro-life organizations and individuals in order to better network and combine resources.

We realize that if we are to be successful, it is necessary to share information and/or resources as well as "who gets the credit." We acknowledge that the real credit for any good thing always goes to GOD-not man.

Christian Newswire

Teen Sent to Detention Center for not Visiting His Dad

A Michigan teen has been sentenced to four days in juvenile detention for refusing to visit his father.

Jacob Mastrogiovanni, 14, lives with his mother in Warren. His father, who has joint custody, lives in New Baltimore.Mastrogiovanni said he has deliberately missed court ordered visitations with his father, and because of that, Macomb County Judge John Foster has ruled he should be held in contempt of court and sentenced to time in a youth home.Mastrogiovanni’s mother, Dawn Platevoet, said her son is a hard working student and that she fears for his safety inside the Macomb Juvenile Center.“I’m very worried. I’m very concerned for the well-being of my son,” Platevoet said. “The child is being torn in between this kind of situation due to the friend of the court. They’re not looking at the best interest for my son.”Mastrogiovanni said staying at the youth home for four days would not change his attitude toward his father.“I guess he’s going to have to be punished. I don’t necessarily like that he’s in there but something has to be done,” Mastrogiovanni’s father, Victor, said by phone Thursday.Mastrogiovanni would not be specific with why he was refusing to spend time with his father. His reasonings were recorded in a confidentiality agreement being held by the court.Mastrogiovanni said he would rather be in a youth home than visit his father and that he’s willing to go back to the youth home again if required by the court.Mastrogiovanni’s family and friends have made signs protesting the judge’s decision.“Going to a youth home to be with criminals, for what reason? What is this going to solve? Is it going to benefit the child? Is it going to make matters worse?” Platevoet said.Mastrogiovanni’s mother and grandmother escorted him to the center Thursday evening. He is scheduled to be released Sunday.

Runaway Teens On the Rise

After two high-profile teenage runaway cases already this month, police are pointing to a growing trend -- more and more teens are taking to the streets.As of Thursday, there were more than 120 missing teens in Jefferson County, and most if not all of them have run away from home. That has police, parents and support groups working to stop a troubling trend.YMCA Safe Place Services is celebrating 35 years of offering crisis support to local teens. But workers there said the last few years have been the toughest."Either kids come into our program with everything they own because they've packed up and left, or they come with nothing," said Matt Reed, executive director of YMCA Safe Place Services in Louisville.That shelter serves any teen in trouble -- not just runaways -- and typically houses more than 700 of them each month."Four or five years ago, we were serving maybe 400 or 450 in our shelter, so there's been a real dramatic increase," Reed said.Police are seeing a jump as well."We've been seeing an increase in the number of runaway teens," said Lt. Tom Dreher, with the Louisville Metro Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit.And Jefferson County is the heart of the problem in Kentucky. It's home to two out of three teen runaways in the state. Dreher said their numbers jumped 17 percent from 2007 to 2008. His unit now works about 200 runaway cases each month -- so many that the department is adding to its missing persons staff.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Somlian Pastor killed on way home from church

Two masked members of the al-Shabaab Muslim militia shot and killed a pastor in Somalia as he drove home from a worship service, according to reports.

Mogadishu pastor Ali Hussein Weheliye was killed in the attack in October, but reports of the incident didn't come out until this week.

Experts at the missions think-tank the Joshua Project estimate Somalia is 99 percent Muslim. International Christian Concern's Jonathan Racho agrees with that statistic and says the overwhelming numbers make it difficult to be a Christian in Somalia.

"A vast majority of Somalis are Muslims, but there are hundreds of Christians in Somalia. This pastor was the pastor of an underground church," Racho said.

"Christians in Somalia have to go underground and they don't give away their identities because once al-Shabaab knows someone is a Christian, that is a death sentence for that person," he said.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Supreme Court Throws out Case of Valedictorian Who's microphone was turned off during speech because she talked about her Faith

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a high school valedictorian whose microphone was turned off by school officials after she began speaking about the part her Christian beliefs played in her success in life. Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute had asked the Court to hear the case of Brittany McComb, charging that school officials violated McComb's free speech rights and engaged in viewpoint discrimination when they censored her speech because of its Christian content. The Court issued the order denying the petition without additional explanation.
"This is a sad day for the cause of freedom," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. "When the Supreme Court cannot clear their calendar to hear a case of this magnitude, then our freedoms are in jeopardy. Such censorship and discrimination should not be permitted in America."
In the spring of 2006, Brittany McComb was one of three valedictorians chosen based on their grade- point averages to give a speech at Foothill High School's annual commencement ceremony. Each valedictorian was provided with "suggestions" for crafting their speeches. However, school officials neither encouraged nor forbade the students to include or exclude religious content from their speeches. In her speech, Brittany reflected on past experiences and lessons learned at school and wrote about the emptiness she experienced from accomplishments, achievements and failures in her early high school years. She then mentioned the fulfillment and satisfaction she later came to experience in something greater than herself, namely, in God's love, and Christ. Upon receiving a copy of Brittany's draft speech, school administrators proceeded to censor her speech, deleting all three Bible references, several references to "the Lord" and the only mention of the word "Christ." Believing that the district's censorship of her speech amounted to a violation of her right to free speech, on June 15, 2006, Brittany attempted to deliver the original version of her speech in which she talked about the role that her Christian beliefs played in her success. The moment Brittany began to speak the words, school officials cut off her microphone. Despite extensive jeers from the audience over the school officials' actions, McComb was not permitted to finish her valedictory speech. With the assistance of The Rutherford Institute, Brittany McComb filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Foothill High School officials in July 2006. In June 2007, the U.S. District Court for Nevada rejected the school district's second attempt to have the case dismissed and affirmed that the lawsuit raises substantial claims of infringement of McComb's right of free speech. School officials subsequently appealed to the Court of Appeals, which dismissed the case, holding that McComb had no right to give her speech, which it deemed to be "proselytizing." Video footage of McComb's interrupted speech and The Rutherford Institute's Supreme Court petition are available at

The Video Below is the Actual Ceremony where Brittany Was speaking and when she starts talking about how her faith helped her through school and to achieve her goals.  The school Turned off her microphone and she was forced to sit down while they announced another Valedictorian would come and speak. By the boo's and almost hisses you hear from the crowd, know that the students and others were not happy with what they did to Brittany.

We covered this story on our JMC LIVE Show last night to watch our archive videos from last nights show about this topic click on the links below

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ohio Christmas parade Cancelled over legal, and protest concerns

An Ohio village’s Christmas parade won’t be held for the first time in decades amid concerns over possible lawsuits, expected protests and logistical problems.
Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington says the parade sponsor for the past few years backed out due to a lack of volunteers and problems emerged when the village council proposed financing it.
Ellington says the village solicitor told council members that Amelia could be sued for using public money for an event linked to a religious event, and a proposal to change the Christmas parade to a “holiday” parade drew angry responses. The village also couldn’t find a place to begin or end the parade.

Christmas is trying to be taken out of the entire season and generalized a the "holiday season" Now after decades of having this parade it is being shut down because it is a "Christmas parade"  We can see that during these tough economic times it would be hard for a town to fund the parade.  But, those who want to still have it need to come together and put it on themselves without using public funds. It would bring the community closer and also show the spirit of those living in Amelia Ohio that they will not be stopped in celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pastors Arrested for praying in front of the White House

We know this is old news, but we here at Eternal Flame News didn't know that this had happened until a friend shared this on Facebook. So, if we didn't know and obviously not many news stations were covering it because we never saw anything about it on the news. There may be others out there who didn't know either. Knowledge is Power. When you watch the video it is like the video "I pledge Allegiance To the Lamb" Coming to life! We are living in the last days!

On May 6th 2009 Two pastors spent the day in jail after kneeling and praying outside the White House in a restricted area.

The men said since President Obama didn't attend any of the National Day of Prayer events Thursday, they brought the prayer to him. Before they were handcuffed and taken away, the two African-American pastors said they're particularly upset with the president for not taking a stand against abortion, especially in the black community.

The pastors were given three warnings before they were arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

Father Runs Over Daughter in possible Honor Killing

An Arizona woman allegedly run over by her Muslim father for becoming "too Westernized" has died.
The woman's friends say her Iraqi father injured her for being too Westernized.

Police in Peoria, Ariz., expect to upgrade the charges against the woman's father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, currently being held on two counts of aggravated assault after a 10-day manhunt ended Friday in London.
Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, clung to life for nearly two weeks after being run down by her father's car. Her boyfriend's mother, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, was also injured in the attack and remains hospitalized with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

"It occurred because her not following traditional family values. We've been told that by everybody," Peoria Police spokesman Mike Tellef told last month. "He felt she was becoming too westernized and he didn't like that." 

We at Eternal Flame News have been covering the Story of Rifqa Bary on our JMC Live show.  Rifqa is the 17 year old girl who ran away from her home in Ohio to Florida because she says her parents were going to kill her for converting to Christianity from Islam.  It is called an Honor Killing that those who follow Islam must do this to those who turn from the Islam religion it is called apostasy.Below is the JMC LIVE show from 10-13-09  talking about Rifqa and how she is, and now has been sent back to Ohio. She is now in Foster Care and the Ohio court is now over this case.

The courts and her parents attorneys say it's ridiculous that she should think that they would kill her and think that she is making this stuff up.  Well after reading the above article just posted do you really think that Rifqa over reacted? We don't!! Parents are killing their own children! And for simply not following what they (the parents) think they should! I mean this man ran over his daughter in broad daylight and also injured another woman! I would say America we have a serious problem brewing in our nation!  Please pray for Rifqa as she continues this fight, and that God (our Lord and Savior Jesus) protects her from all harm. Pray for the father that killed his daughter He needs to know the Love of Jesus and that what he has done is wrong and turn from the way he is living. For it only leads to destruction.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christians now have their Own Twitter

  We received an email from Christian Newswire about James L. Paris who after twittering in support of Rush Limbaugh Twitter suspended his account for 2 WEEKS!! However, his account was re activated.  But Mr. Paris had,  had enough. He says, "It was not just the suspension for sharing my conservative views, but I was also receiving a number of very inappropriate messages to a computer that I share with my children. I decided that enough was enough and that I needed to be a part of the solution, so I started a Christian alternative." According to Paris, his version of Twitter will not allow any profanity, vulgar language, or adult content. "We are very serious about keeping this a safe Christian space", said Paris Christian Chirp was launched this past Thursday. 

We here at Eternal Flame News have already signed up for Christian Chirp after reading this article and also receiving a phone call from a ministry partner about the site. We also know the frustration Mr. Paris is facing with Twitter, we also at time receive inappropriate messages from twitter, then we have to search out that person and delete them from following us. Christian Chirp, is very easy to sign up for and you can even use your facebook, google, and other accounts to sign into the site/make a new account.  You can also link your Twitter account with the Christian Chirp Site.  If you sign up search JMC Ministries, or jmcaverley to start following us.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Community Organizers Pray to President Obama

You ask we cover!  Someone messaged us and asked us to cover a story of people praying to Obama.  The dialogue in the video at times is muttled and hard to understand.  But you can hear during the video them saying, "Hear our Cry Obama" You can read more about this at the Breitbart TV

The Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus held "a New Orleans style funeral procession as they deliver a casket symbolizing the death of old ways of providing health care and pray for a new day for health care in America."

Can one Girl Change the World?

Oct. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Texting and sexting, school violence, drug abuse, car accidents, pregnancy. Teens--including teenage girls--all too often make the news for their problems and failures.

Yet throughout history there have been young women, like Joan of Arc, who are remembered for extraordinary personal accomplishments.

Just a few months ago Melanie Oudin, a 17-year-old tennis player, burst on the scene by producing a solid showing at both the U.S. Tennis Open and Wimbledon. Or what about Taylor Swift, who after going platinum with her first album at age 16, is now so popular that tickets for her concert at New York's Madison Square Garden sold out in one minute.

Both of them discovered their passion at a young age and have devoted themselves to achieving their goals. Swift began knocking on doors of record label offices on Nashville's Music Row at age 11, and Oudin gave up a normal high school experience for home schooling to fit in around a rigorous training schedule.

And then there's Michala Riggle, and Tori Cannon.

Haven't heard of them? They are teenage girls who have found their passion and taken the lead to change their world.

Authors Claudia Mitchell and Kim Goad introduce them to us through the ministry of One Girl Can Change the World, a new book and ministry with teenage girls that helps a young woman to find her passion then develop her leadership skills to accomplish what God has uniquely created her to do.

"We believe it is an honor to be about the work of inspiring the next generation of leaders, and we truly believe one girl can change the world," they write. "One Girl Can Change the World is all about showing girls how. It's about bringing young women to the understanding that they are leaders. It's about reminding them that they have a specific role to play in impacting the world, inspiring them to discover their passions and leadership styles, and empowering them to effectively carry out their purposes."

Tori Cannon is a teen whose heart breaks for the needs of others. She has been raising funds for the needy around the world since she was a child, including taking on the task of providing shoes for those in developing countries. In one project, she filled an entire garage full of usable shoes and sent them with short term missionary workers who could deliver them to those who needed them.

Michala Riggle is inspired to raise funds for autism research, specifically to build a research facility in Louisville. Sound a bit lofty? By mid 2009, this 12-year-old from Louisville had raised more than $300,000 by selling bracelets through her charity called Beading to Beat Autism ( In addition to a fistful of awards she's already garnered, she's been interviewed on television shows that include Good Morning America and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was featured in American Girl magazine.

"Teenage girls combine the energy and passion of youth with hearts mature enough to see needs in their communities and the world," said Kim Goad. "Yet they lack the maturity and skills to put it all together to see how they can indeed make a difference."

In their new book, One Girl Can Change the World (Standard Publishing), Mitchell and Goad help girls first discover how unique and precious they are to God, then to think through their own interests to find their passion. They further encourage girls to write a mission statement, look for a mentor, and develop an action plan for what they want to achieve.

They also then challenge these young women to live and grow as Christian women and leaders. They provide inspiring examples of young women who have changed the world, introducing world changers from the Bible, from history and from down the street.