Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Texas University Play Portraying Jesus as Homosexual CANCELLED

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A public outcry is being credited with getting a university in Texas to cancel a controversial play depicting Christ as a homosexual.

Critics say the play Corpus Christi is blasphemous. But the student at Tarleton State University in Stephenville who was directing the production said he chose it to help homosexual youths who may be struggling with their faith.
David Harris, a local preacher, was one of first to find out about the play at the school. Harris helped inform the public about the planned production through his local radio program. "We as Christians are the only advocates that Jesus Christ has," says the pastor. "And if we don't speak up for him, no one will."
Harris says when he protested to officials at Tarleton State, their initial response was that they had no choice but to protect students' First Amendment rights. The pastor questions that rationale.
"Had the play been as demeaning to one of the black leaders, or one of the Jewish leaders, or one of the leaders of Islam, they never would have allowed it to happen," he asserts. "So there is an unequal distribution of this First Amendment right."
The school eventually canceled the play, citing security reasons. But Harris says he knew of no threats -- just anger.
"Even Jesus had righteous indignation over things that were absolutely wrong and demeaning to his father," he points out. "And I don't know that it's wrong for a Christian to have righteous indignation over things that are wrong to Christianity and Christ in general."
The school says the production will not be rescheduled.


JMC Ministries Response

We shared this story here on Eternal Flame News Via a Video from CNN.

To see that U.S Citizens are speaking up and taking action and not just sitting by any longer shows that People are fet up and will no longer be silent.

We applaud this preacher and all who protested. Because they cannot ignore the cries of the people!

Click to see past ETF Article on this topic

U.S City Allows 1 Home bible Study Group to Continue While Possibly shutting down others

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By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Officials in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who had ordered participants of a home Bible study either to purchase an unobtainable city permit to meet or shut down, now are relenting a little.

City officials have said the Bible study targeted earlier for banishment can continue to meet, but they are reserving the right to shut down other Bible studies.

WND reported when the dispute was developing.

Brad Dacus, whose Pacific Justice Institute is working on the case, said then it appeared city officials were deliberately choosing to close down the study, which had been ordered to cease by Good Friday.

But the institute now has confirmed Rancho Cucamonga has dropped its pending enforcement action against the group, although the way is not yet clear for others to meet.

Pacific Justice reported the mayor and other city officials even visited the Friday night Bible study last week.

Rancho Cucamonga officials had demanded that the small home Bible-study group stop meeting or apply to purchase a Conditional Use Permit that also would be required for a full church operation. Dacus said the study group has been meeting Friday nights and averages about 15 people. Members are affiliated with Shiloh Tabernacle, which rents a community center for Sunday services.

The city's letter insisted the study is not allowed because it is a "church," Dacus said. In the city, churches are required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit in residential areas.

"The city has also indicated that no CUP would be granted and the gatherings must cease by Good Friday, April 2," PJI said.

"However, while the city has dropped its enforcement action against the Bible study group, the city has indicated that it did so only because it determined that the Friday night group did not appear to be a 'church,'" according to a new Justice Institute report.

Past Story about this article from Eternal Flame News

Little Children Reenact “Scarface”


JMC Ministries Response

As we see on the news more and more of children shooting each other being hooked on drugs. This clearly will only influence children when they see this to want to go and do these horrible things that are portrayed by these little children.

To hear the man who put this “play” on supporting what he did and saying there is nothing wrong with children pretending to kill others and do drugs. Is so appalling. Not only that but what were the parents of these children thinking letting their kids participate in such a thing? We think that the reporter should not only have interviewed the guy who put on the “play” but also some of the parents and ask them why they thought it was good to allow their children to be be in this violent, murderous play?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mainstream Media Defaming Christians

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Christian News Wire

FORT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Many mainstream media outlets, like ABC and CNN, are irresponsibly reporting that those arrested in Michigan in the alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers are 'Christians,'" said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Even if they identify themselves as Christians, what they were allegedly planning is absolutely contrary to Christianity. They may have illicitly co-opted the Christian faith to justify their murderous intentions, but it is defamatory for the media to keep referring to them as Christians. They are simply terrorists."
According to ABC news website, "[a] family of four was behind an anti-government militia plot to kill law enforcement officers with improvised explosive devices and projectiles before being foiled by an FBI raid Sunday that netted nine members of a Christian extremist group, ... the fringe Christian militia group called the Hutaree [conspired] to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then ambush the officer's colleagues who would have gathered for the funeral...." CNN news website displayed the headline, "Christian Warrior" Militia Accused in Plot to Kill Police.
"I find it hypocritical that news organizations will not call someone who carries out Jihad in accordance to his faith what he really is, an Islamic terrorist, for fear of offending Muslims. But when some insane person claims to be a Christian and does something completely contrary to the Christian faith, the media keeps making the libelous association," said Cass. "It's time for the news media to stop this transparent double standard."


JMC Ministries Response

Jesus himself said that many would say they come in HIS name but are like wolves in sheep's clothing. To us this is just one example of people claiming to be “Christians” but doing such terrible things that Jesus himself said to not do. Even the 10 commandments say to not kill.

But these “extremists” sought out to kill and destroy people who they think is a threat to them. 

Jesus said, “if they have persecuted me they will persecute you.” So we know that as Christians we are not above what our own Lord and Savior suffered to just share love, compassion, and hope to a dying and hurting world.

Extremists are in every religion. We hear mostly about Muslim extremists, but there are also Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, etc. that only seek to have peace and love in the world.

To put people who are obviously disturbed in the same category as Christians who are not about killing people and destroying those they think or feel are a threat is just wrong. Just as many still put these Muslim Terrorists in the same category as the Muslims who do not seek to kill every one that does not follow their beliefs. As many of the terrorists do.

The “mainstream Media” has a responsibility to stop putting everyone in the same category and show that just because these people may say they are “Christians” They clearly are not following the teaching of Jesus. Jesus was about peace, love, compassion, and helping those in need. Not getting your weapons and killing people. Oh yes Jesus could have, he could have stopped his suffering on the Cross and shown all that he would not be treated so. But, he didn’t.

He bore that cross for us so that we may live, and then rose again on the 3rd day. To save us from hell and damnation. Through his sacrifice we can live. Not to live to kill others but live to share the hope and love that Christ has put within us.

Students want "Our Lord" Removed From Diploma's

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A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.
“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”
Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a campus commencement committee. Trustees are expected to consider the students' request at a May board meeting.
Other students and President Dennis Ahlburg have defended the wording, arguing that references to the school's Presbyterian roots are appropriate and unobtrusive.
Founded by Presbyterians in 1869, Trinity has been governed by an independent board of trustees since 1969 but maintains a “covenant relationship” with the church.
“Any cultural reference, even if it is religious, our first instinct should not be to remove it, but to accept it and tolerate it,” said Brendan McNamara, president of the College Republicans.
McNamara pointed out that Trinity displays other signs of its Christian heritage, including a chapel on campus, a chaplain, Christmas vespers and a Bible etching on the Trinity seal.
“Once you remove that phrase, where do you draw the line?” McNamara asked.
The debate started last year when Isaac Medina, a Muslim convert from Guadalajara, Mexico, noticed the wording while looking at pre-made diploma frames in the Trinity bookstore. When Medina applied to Trinity, university staff told him it wasn't a religious institution and that it maintained only a historical bond to the Presbyterian Church.
So the godly reference “came as a big surprise,” said Medina, who graduated in December. “I felt I was a victim of a bait and switch.”
At first, Qureshi and Medina sought a change only for students who desired it. But university staff told them the school would not print custom diplomas, so they requested dropping the words “Our Lord” from all diplomas issued.
In January, the student government and the Trinity Diversity Connection co-sponsored a forum to debate the issue. And in February, the Association of Student Representatives and the university's commencement and convocation committee both voted to support the change, Qureshi said.
“I honestly feel like nobody actually noticed it before,” Medina said. “Now that it has been brought up, the institution is trying to find its own identity. Are we or are we not a religious institution?”
Though Trinity has historically enrolled mostly Anglo Christians, the university has taken pains to increase diversity in recent years. Since 1999, the share of international students has increased from 1 percent to 9 percent.
Medina, a former international student, said he always has felt welcome at Trinity. The chaplain on campus caters to students of all religions, and the university recently dedicated a Muslim prayer space in Parker Chapel.
“I never had the experience that Trinity was a closeted Christian institution,” Medina said.
Ahlburg, who took the helm in January, said Trinity should continue to foster a diverse environment but should not ignore its cultural and religious roots.
“The fundamental issue is not so much what is on the diploma. The fundamental question is, ‘Is Trinity a place that is accepting and supportive of all faiths?'” Ahlburg said.
Current students are not Trinity's only stakeholders, Ahlburg said. The university also has thousands of alumni and donors to appease, many of whom have called Ahlburg to tell him they oppose the change.
“Democracy is not letting a small number of people have their way,” Ahlburg said. “Democracy is listening to the different voices and making an informed decision.”

Iowa Town Tries to Rename Good Friday As "Spring Holiday"

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One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off.
Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more ecumenical, City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday."
"My phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday," said city council alderman Bill Edmond. "People are genuinely upset because this is nothing but political correctness run amok."
Edmond said the city administrator made the change unilaterally and did not bring it to the council for a vote, a requirement for a change in policy.
"The city council didn't know anything about the change. We were blind sided and now we've got to clean this mess up. How do you tell people the city renamed a 2,000 year old holiday?" said Edmond.
It didn't take long for the city the resurrect the name Good Friday. Malin was overruled today and the words "Spring Holiday" disappeared.
Good Friday commemorates the day Jesus was crucified and died. Christians celebrate his resurrection the following Sunday, Easter.
The Civil Rights Commission said it recommended changing the name to better reflect the city's diversity and maintain a separation of church and state when it came to official municipal holidays.
"We merely made a recommendation that the name be changed to something other than Good Friday," said Tim Hart, the commission's chairman. "Our Constitution calls for separation of church and state. Davenport touts itself as a diverse city and given all the different types of religious and ethnic backgrounds we represent, we suggested the change."
JMC Ministries Response

The "Separation of Church and State" was never in the original U.S Constitution it was put there hundreds of years later by people who are against "religion". Our founding Fathers placed God First when founding this country and to try and slowly take God or religion out of everything is UNConstitutional. Read your 1st amendment!

It seems that every year that a Christian Holiday comes around more and more people are trying to either get rid of it completely or rename it to suit them. What about our rights? Don't we have those too or does it only apply to those who appose any religious thing?

More and more there are stories showing up everyday of this nature here in the U.S we must continue to pray and fight for our rights. And pray for those who seek to destroy our rights as U.S Citizens

Bodies of 21 babies Found in China River

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BEIJING -- The bodies of 21 babies, believed dumped by hospitals, have washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday.
Video footage showed that the bodies -- stashed in yellow plastic bags, at least one of which was marked "medical waste" -- included some infants several months old. Some wore identification tags with their mothers' names, birth dates, measurements and weights. The official Xinhua News Agency said there were also fetuses among the bodies.
Residents discovered the remains under a bridge in the city of Jining, Shandong province, over the weekend. Tags on the feet of eight of the babies traced them back to a hospital in Jining, according to the People's Daily Web site. Three of them had been admitted earlier to the hospital in critical condition, the report said. It did not say when.
The other 13 bodies were unidentified. The number of girls or boys was not reported.
More girls than boys are aborted in China because of the traditional preference for male offspring, especially in rural areas. Although gender-selection abortions are illegal in China, the practice remains widespread and has led to a skewed sex ratio at birth in China with 119 males born for every 100 females. In industrialized countries, the ratio is 107 to 100.
An official from the general office from the Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical College confirmed it was involved.
"Several of the bodies of babies with (identification) tags were from our hospital, but not all of them. The officials from the health bureau are still in the hospital doing an investigation," said the official, who like most Chinese officials would not give his name.
Xinhua said medical staff were suspended after the discovery.
"The hospital medical staff involved have been suspended from their work during the investigation," Zhong Haitao, a spokesman at the Jining Health Bureau, was quoted as saying.
Local residents and firefighters recovered the bodies Monday after they were discovered under a bridge spanning the Guangfu River in the outskirts of Jining, Zhong said.
Interviews with residents who discovered the bodies floating near the shore over the weekend were broadcast on the Web site of the Shandong Broadcasting Company,
The footage shows bodies lying on parts of the bank of the river. Some are uncovered, and others are in bags. They are all small and covered in dirt. A leg sticks out from under one bag. At least one of the bags has "medical waste" written on it.
JMC Ministries Response

To think that babies mean so little in China that they don't even properly bury these babies is so horrifying.
These little ones some who never even had a chance to breathe their first breath of life and were marked at "waste material" should not be forgotten.

It is very hard to put together words to express the sadness of reading this. But we as citizens of the world need to stand up and put an end to this kind of gruesome events taking place across the world.

Monday, March 29, 2010

U.S Replica Slave Ship hope to bring Cuba, and U.S. Closer

U.S. Church sprayed with hate graffiti on Palm Sunday

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Worshipers were greeted by words and images of hate – giant Swastikas and profane graffiti – when they arrived for one of the holiest days of the year, Palm Sunday, at an Oakland Greek Orthodox church, officials said.

Church officials at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Of The Ascension said the vandals attacked sometime during the night.

“They came up here and they defaced our church, and there's just absolutely no reason for that at all,” said George Polyzos, the parish council president. “This kind of stuff shouldn't be happening.”

The images left the congregation struggling for words.

“We're starting off our holiest week with someone writing bad language on the church, putting a swastika on the church, and this is one of our holiest days,” said Carol Kassouf, the parish council vice president. “To have that, it truly breaks my heart.”

Oakland investigators took photos of the offensive graffiti in the hopes the vandals may have left a clue behind in the way the words were written.

“We'll go ahead and take this picture and take it back and have the gang unit take a look at it and they'll go ahead and see if the actual tagging's on file or if they recognize it from other places,” Officer Mark Douglas told KTVU.

The officers also took away what may be another piece of evidence – an abandoned skateboard.

Meanwhile inside at the services, it was up to Father Tom Zaferes to attempt to calm the outraged church members.

“It just put a pall over everything,” he told KTVU. “People are just going – ‘Why would this happen to our church? Why would people want to do this to a Christian church that has been very involved in the lives of the community?’”

Church officials said they would have work crews on the scene as soon as possible to remove the graffiti.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Christian Student Kicked out of Class for Not Conforming to Teachings of College

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© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A federal judge will allow to continue a lawsuit by a former student against a long list of university officials who tossed her out of a graduate counseling program after she said her Christian beliefs would not allow her to affirm homosexual behavior.
Eastern Michigan president Susan W. Martin

WND reported earlier on the dispute involving Eastern Michigan University, which was accused of tossing Julea Ward out of the program illegally.

She sued following "disciplinary proceedings" that resulted from her request that a training class "client" be referred to another student because she could not counsel him concerning his homosexual relationship, according to the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom.

When the case was filed, WND called president Susan W. Martin's office for comment and was referred to a media relations office. A statement release later by Pam Young, director of communications at EMU, did not address the student's dismissal.

Young said, "Although Eastern Michigan University does not comment on pending litigation, we are a diverse campus with a strong commitment not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression."

But David French, senior counsel for the ADF, said then, "When a public university has a prerequisite of affirming homosexual behavior as morally good in order to obtain a degree, the school is stepping over the legal line."

Ward was dismissed from the program March 12, 2009, and the dean of the college of education affirmed the decision on March 26, according to the ADF.

The court's decision, written by U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh, said, "Ward has sufficiently [pled] and come forward with evidence that EMU defendants' act of dismissing Ward violated First and Fourteenth Amendment rights so clearly established that a reasonable official in their position would have clearly understood that they were under an affirmative duty to refrain from such conduct."

The judge said there are "genuine issues of material fact" about the school's "true motivations" for dismissing Ward from the program. Further, the judge concluded, the student's actions to avoid in advance a counseling session for which she had reservations probably actually followed professional ethical guidelines, instead of breaking them as the school accused.

The demand by EMU regents, school executives and others for the case to be dismissed was therefore denied, the judge said.

The student had been targeted by the school's disciplinary process as a result of her decision, and she was "informed that the only way she could stay in the graduate school counseling program would be if she agreed to undergo a 'remediation' program … to see the 'error of her ways,'" ADF said.

The goal was to have Ward "change her 'belief system,' as it relates to counseling about homosexual relationships, conforming her beliefs to be consistent with the university's views," the law firm said.

She refused and was given the choice of leaving voluntarily or having a formal review.


JMC Ministries Response

This just clearly shows that some Colleges in the U.S are more about brainwashing their students and making them conform to the Colleges beliefs than giving their students a higher education.

So if you stand for Christian Values today you will then be kicked out of your College classes and possibly not Graduate and get your degree? How is this right on any basis?

We can only hope and pray that The College is found that they were in the wrong and that this young woman is allowed to continue in her pursuit of a college degree. And to remember just because they try to teach you things that go against our Christian Beliefs doesn’t mean that we have to conform to them. That we has U.S citizens have rights that allow us to speak up and say, “NO THIS IS WRONG!”

European Union to Help Persecuted Christian

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By Michael Carl
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

The European Union has announced the creation of a working group to assist Christian minorities in countries where they are persecuted.

The initiative launched by Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is to help EU member countries' embassy staffs know how to intervene on behalf of persecuted Christian minorities.

Frattini says the first step is writing a manual that will be given to every embassy staff of all EU member nations.

It is the first European government

organization devoted to addressing the persecution of Christians, he said in an interview in the Italian newspaper Avvenir.

"You see, Christians have never had a political group offering them strong support through their governments," Frattini said.

However, the EU governmental group does more than just create a manual. International Christian Concern's EU analyst Jonathan Racho says the group is designed to take action.

"They're forming a group that will define what they can do about Christian persecution in many of the world's countries outside of Europe," Racho said.

The group is different than most other religious freedom advocacy groups, he noted.

"This is the first group designed to officially defend the rights of Christians. The Muslims have the Organization of the Islamic Conference that is only slightly smaller than the U.N.," Racho said.

"This panel will be an official EU governmental agency designed to intervene on behalf of a nation's Christian minority," Racho said. "They will advocate on behalf of persecuted Christians even though the report we have from our sources doesn't go into a lot of detail."

Racho said Frattini's reference to the worst violators of Christian religious freedom was based on a report by the Christian organization Open Doors.

The Open Doors "Watch List" named North Korea the biggest violator.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and the Maldives round out the top five, with Afghanistan, Yemen, Mauritania, Laos and Uzbekistan completing Open Doors' top 10 list of Christian persecutors.

Racho said there is a common factor in eight of the world's top 10.

"When we look at the list Mr. Frattini was using, there are a couple of communist countries. But most of the countries are Muslim countries, except India which is mostly a Hindu country," Racho said.

Couple Robbed By Facebook Friend

Service Dogs Helping Veterans

Friday, March 26, 2010

Woman gets H.S. Diploma at 98!



Raw Video: 98-year-old Woman Get H.S. Diploma

Ida Ruth Hayes Greene finally has something she's always wanted -- her high school diploma. Ida will be 99 in April. Monday, she was presented with her diploma, earning it by fulfilling requirements related to her life experiences. (March 23) [ | Associated Press]


Atheist Tells CNN Why We Should Ditch Religion

JMC Ministries Response

This man says that Christians and religious people do not care about the sufferings of others and that we are distracted by our religion from real problems happening in the world.

When in reality, most Christians today are out trying to make a difference in their communities and helping others.

We have missionaries in the U.S and around the world out there helping feed clothe, house and educate people. How is this being distracted by our “religion” and not helping those in need?

I don’t know how this man can put Christians in the same category as those who follow the Islam religion? When those who follow the teachings of the bible do not do as this man says some in the middle east do by oppressing and even torturing others.

Fellow Brothers and sisters in Christ this is just one person of many who want to stop our freedoms here in America and also around the world. From reaching out and sharing the love of Christ and helping other in the name of Jesus. Please pray for this man and all the others who do not know or understand the love of Christ.

UK: Teachers Leave Boy 5 stranded in tree Due to School Policy

A boy of five was left stranded in a tree at school because of a bizarre health and safety policy - which banned teachers from helping him down.

The mischievous pupil climbed the 20ft tree at the end of morning break and refused to come down.

But instead of helping him, staff followed guidelines and retreated inside the school building to ‘observe from a distance’ so the child would not get ‘distracted and fall’.

The boy was only rescued after 45 minutes in the tree when passer-by Kim Barrett, 38, noticed the child and helped him down herself.

But instead of being thanked for her actions by the head teacher of the Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, she was reported to the police for trespassing.

Miss Barrett, who lives in Melksham with her six-year-old daughter who attends a different school, said she is ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ by the school's policy.

She said: 'I was completely shocked when I first saw him because he was sitting on a branch hanging out over the pavement.

'He was so young. He didn't look frightened but he was completely on his own - there were no teachers or friends in the playground and the field was empty.

'I walked past at 11.15am and he told me he had been hiding since the end of playtime because he didn't want to go back into class.

'Break ends at 10.30am so that means he had been in the tree for at least 45 minutes.

‘I stopped to ask him if he was OK, and it became clear that he'd been there since the end of playtime, which had been around half an hour earlier.

‘I was immediately concerned. I walked over to the school with the boy and was met by the associate head.

‘He didn't appear at all concerned, and was actually very patronising, patting me on the arm and asking me “what do you expect me to do, exactly, dear?” 

‘When I said I thought it was a serious incident, he then said his only concern was me trespassing.

‘I was initially surprised that no one appeared to have missed this boy, no one could have known where he was because they could not have seen him from the school, and I was shocked at the way I was dealt with.’ 

The incident occurred on the morning of March 1 as Miss Barrett was walking home past the side entrance of 213-pupil The Manor Church of England Primary School.

She claims that she walked around to the front of the school, onto the playing field and then helped the schoolboy down before taking him back to his class.

But the school alleges that she ‘approached the school in an inappropriate way’ and asked her to leave the premises after she got into a row with staff over the boy's welfare.

Later that evening a letter from head teacher Beverley Martin was posted through Miss Barrett’s door, explaining that the school had contacted police about the incident.

The next morning she was visited by a PCSO who told her she had committed a trespassing offence by helping the young schoolboy down from the tree.

Miss Barrett, a part-time cleaner, said: ‘I felt really angry because I felt I had saved the school and this boy from something that could have been far worse, and that instead of thanking me I was under investigation.

‘It was ridiculous. He was all on his own, there was no one near him and you couldn't see the school buildings from where he was.

‘Not only was he at least 6ft off the ground, but someone taller than me could easily have reached in from the pavement and plucked him off the branch.

"The school say he was being watched but that's impossible because there is no line of sight from the school building to the tree.

'I am a mother myself and I find it a bit ridiculous that the school's policy is to leave a child up a tree. I would be very angry if this happened to my child.

Click to read more from the Daily Mail


JMC Ministries Response

Written By: Miranda Caverley

As a child I loved the outdoors and especially climbing trees. One day I climbed the pear tree in our front yard and go my foot stuck. I began yelling for my parents to help. My dad looked out the front door and immediately came running to help me and got me out of the tree. I know that if I had been this 5 year old boy stuck in this tree and left there with no help for nearly an hour. I would have been scared.

If my dad would have been this woman to come to my rescue when no one else did I would be so grateful.

The fact that a school puts it in their policies to not help a child in need, but “to watch from a distance to observe” if they get stuck in a tree is ludicrous. And now to charge this woman with trespassing goes beyond idiocy.

It seems to me that if your child is enrolled in this school your parental rights are revoked and you have no say in what happens to your child. And sadly it seems this is starting to happen gradually in the U.S as well.

Judge Rules U.S Father Cannot Take Daughter to Easter Mass

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My Fox Chicago

A local father involved in a messy divorce has been barred from taking his 3-year-old daughter to church on Easter.

Wednesday, Joseph Reyes asked a judge if he could take his daughter to Catholic Mass on Easter Sunday. The judge refused his request.

Reyes and the child's mother had agreed to raise their daughter in the Jewish faith.

Reyes had her baptized in the Catholic Church, and a temporary restraining order was then issued to stop him from exposing her to other religions.

Reyes is facing a contempt charge for ignoring that order and taking her to mass anyway.
"I'm very suspicious about the family court system in this country. I think it's incredibly biased against the men," Reyes said.
"He's trying to capitalize on this to get sympathy from strangers and get sound bites like somehow we're anti-Christianity. We're not, nor is the client. She's totally open to exposing her daughter to other religions. What she doesn't like is that he violates court orders," said Steven Lake, the mother's attorney.
Reyes does have visitation with his daughter.

The judges' final ruling in his divorce will be handed down in a couple of weeks.


JMC Ministries Response
Written By Miranda Caverley

As a little girl I can remember my parents buying my Easter dress every year to wear to church on Easter Sunday.

Going to church on Easter Sunday having the fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. These are some of my fondest memories.

When I read this article it truly breaks ones heart. That these parents are putting this little child in the middle of their problems.

I don’t know how a judge and over rule the 1st amendment of our constitution ruling that this father cannot take his child to church? When we have freedom of Religion in this country?

It seems we are always asking this question to receive no answer from the world anyway. But we as Christians know that it is the power of darkness that seeks to kill and destroy all those who follow Christ.

We must pray for the parents of this little girl. That they stop putting their daughter in the middle of their divorce and problems. They need to think about what harm this is going to have on this little girl in the long run and make peace some how.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christian Arrested and Jailed for Praying In Park

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World Net Daily

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A Christian who prayed in a public park with six other people is serving a nine-day jail sentence for disorderly conduct even though his case is under appeal and charges against the others were dismissed or overturned.

Wisner Park in Elmira, N.Y.

Julian Raven of Elmira, N.Y., said he was "surprised by police at his office," handcuffed and taken into custody this week, according to the Alliance Defense Fund, which is defending Raven.

"According to his wife, police escorted him out of a court hearing … in handcuffs in front of his crying children to begin serving his nine-day jail sentence," the organization said in a report.

"We are surprised at how eager the city was to arrest Mr. Raven again in light of his appeal. Now he will serve time in jail; however, we will continue to aggressively pursue his appeal in court," said Joel Oster, ADF senior legal counsel.

WND previously reported on the decision to appeal Raven's conviction.

Raven was arrested while praying in an Elmira public park during a 2007 "gay pride" event. His attorneys are waiting for a response from the New York Court of Appeals

Originally seven people were arrested June 23, 2007, in Elmira's Wisner Park at a homosexual festival promoted by city officials as open to all. Four were convicted, but three of the convictions already have been overturned.

The Christians "made their way to an area in front of the stage and began to pray silently while lying prostrate in the grass. A police sergeant had earlier informed Julian Raven that he could not enter the public park, walk through the park, or talk to anyone in the park about his religion. After the group began to pray silently on their faces, all were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct," ADF reported.

Court records show Sgt. Sharon Moyer told Raven he could not disrupt the event.

So, ADF reported, he and the others "entered the event to pray silently for event participants and to share the Gospel with them."

"There was plenty of room in the park. No one was being turned away. They walked in silence. Neither the defendant nor anyone from the group bumped into anyone as they entered and they did not force others out of the way," ADF said.

They walked to a grassy area near the front, kneeled or laid down, and prayed.

"They chose this posture in order to be as non-threatening as possible," ADF said.

Moyer then arrested the seven and reported it was because of concern that the homosexual festival participants might react with hostility to the Christians.

Three defendants were removed from the case almost immediately, leaving four to be convicted by Elmira city Judge Thomas Ramich of "disorderly conduct."

But the convictions for three – Gloria Raven, Maurice Kienenberger and Walter Quick – later were overturned in the Chemung County Court.

ADF is arguing, under the First and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution, "peaceful speakers may not be arrested simply because others in the forum may react to their message in a hostile manner."

"The lower courts in this case ruled that the arrests were proper because the defendant must have known that other event participants would respond with hostility. This, however, is precisely what the … cases prohibit,"  ADF asserts.

When the Christians were arrested, officials with Elmira justified their actions to WND.

Assistant Police Chief Mike Robertson told WND at the time that the members were accused of a "combination" of allegations, including the "intent" to cause a public inconvenience, a "disturbance" of a meeting of persons and obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

He also said at the time that the accusations would include taking part in "any act that serves no legitimate purpose."

The prosecutor, Robert Siglin, said the city was concerned for public safety, and that's why the Christians were arrested while exercising their First Amendment rights.

ADF said it is ironic that Elmira recently settled a lawsuit in a separate federal civil action involving Raven and two others. In that 2008 case, Elmira police threatened the men with arrest as they tried to share their faith during another "gay pride" event.

The men were wearing shirts with the message "Liberated by the blood of Jesus," handing out literature and holding up signs on a public sidewalk at the event.

Court documents show the city paid each defendant in that case $5,000 plus the attorneys' fees and costs for the action.

Oster told WND that the city appeared to go out of its way to create controversy in the case. Raven has been represented by legal counsel throughout, yet the city mailed to his home address – not his legal counsel – a notification of an arrest warrant.

The city then arrested Raven before the notification reached him, Oster confirmed.

"They wouldn't have to do that," he said. "It was intentionally to create embarrassment."


JMC Ministries Response

As in our previous post about the University who is allowing students to put on a play that portrays Jesus as a homosexual. We stated that when those who want to defame or blaspheme the holy scriptures and our Lord and Savior their 1st amendment rights are upheld and they are allowed to do as they please and are protected.

But Christians who just want to do a silent pray on public property in a park are arrested and put in jail for 9 days. As Americans our 1st amendment rights should be upheld just as those who seek to defame and blaspheme. But they are not my fellow brothers and sisters and it is crystal clear of that.

University Play Portrays Jesus As Homosexual

JMC Ministries Response

Written by: Miranda Caverley

Though this college is allowing students to put on this play. What some Christians Might not know is that there is a movie Called Corpus Christi that depicts Jesus as a Homosexual that was made in 2009. Now these University students to us have taken the movie Corpus Christi and turned it into a play. A play and movie that totally blasphemes The holy bible and Christian Morals.

The University says that they “have” to let the play go on because if they don’t it will violate the 1st amendment rights of the students.

But we must ask ourselves. What if Christian Students wanted to do a play that depicted what the bible says Jesus went through and stick completely to what the Holy bible says. Would the Christian Students then be able to do the play? When anything that is remotely Christian is told there must be a separation of Church and state.

Most Christians todaay can’t even share their faith in school without being suspended or having their microphones shut off during speeches when they start talking about God/Jesus. And just 2 days ago a high school graduate was told she could not play Ave Maria during her high school graduation because it was “religious” WHAT ABOUT OUR RIGHTS! THESE PEOPLE ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS TOO BUT THEIR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED! BUT WHEN PEOPLE WANT TO BLASPHEME AND DEGRADE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR THEIR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE UP HELD!


To us this just shows that America is becoming more and more NOT a free country and that if you stand for moral values and Christian Values you will be silenced. But if you are for defaming and blaspheming the holy scriptures and our Lord and savior you are free to do as you please. All we can tell you is that we are heading for the great tribulation if we don’t stand up and cry out for our rights that our forefathers fought for to give us. That our rights shouldn’t just be applied to certain people.

We must pray for our country for only God can stop what Satan seeks to kill and destroy. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kenya: Abortion Law Spotlights Horrors

JMC Ministries Response

After watching this video for the horrors of what women are doing just to abort their babies is almost sickening. Babies being thrown into the dirty back alleys and sewers and eaten by animals. Is so disturbing you almost can't even grasp that this is real and is happening nearly everyday.

While there are many that think Abortion is ok and that there is nothing wrong with it. We must ask you how you think killing a baby like this and throwing its body into a street to be eaten by animals is fine and not murder? 

To our Christian Brothers and Sisters we must continue to pray and raise awareness of the horrors that are taking place in our world and try to stop abortion and make it illegal again. What comes to our minds are how many poor children didn't even have the chance to even breathe their first breath of life. Who may they have become? A scientist, musician, teacher, preacher, leader of a country? We will never know.

Mother and Daughter Reunite with each other through Facebook after 32 years

An emotional reunion 32 years in the making came about thanks to Facebook.
Sonya Brown had to give up her baby for adoption and had not seen her since."I just want to put my arms around her because I never ever got to hold her. They took her from me," Brown said. "And I just tried to block it out all these years."Brown said the state of Kansas made her give up her child because she was 15 years old when her daughter was born.Decades later, the two women found each other on the Internet."When I was on Facebook, her picture came up. And I looked into her eyes, I knew that was my child. I knew it was her," she said. "I sent the message first. And she sent a message back saying, 'Oh my god, are you serious?'"Emily Singleton said she knew she was adopted at a young age and always wondered about her birth mom. She said she was overwhelmed when she received the message on Facebook."I was hoping it wasn't a joke," Singleton said.Singleton flew from Kansas City to Jacksonville to meet her mom for the first time. The two women hugged and will spend time getting to know each other."I don't think I have any words right now," Singleton said. "I'm just really happy right now. It's been a long journey."Singleton has a few kids of her own and Brown says she looks forward to meeting her grandchildren sometime this summer.

Innocent Man Released From Prison after 16 years Shares How The World as he knew it Has Changed

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By Stephanie Chen, CNN

For the last month, exoneree Greg Taylor is adjusting to life at 
home. He's photographed with his daughter.CNN) -- To see the world through Greg Taylor's eyes, imagine being stuck in a time machine for 16 years and delivered to 2010.
Facebook, flat screens and DVDs are all new to him. Relationships that used to come with natural ease seem awkward.
Since 1993, Taylor, now 47, had been locked away in North Carolina's prison system for the murder of a prostitute. Last month, he was exonerated and freed.
"All that frustration and confusion I had stored up all those years was just let out," Taylor said, recalling the day he was released, February 17. "There was a lot of relief and gratitude. There was a whole lot to get used to."
He agreed to jot down his impressions and share them with CNN.
After a month readjusting to life outside prison, Taylor has concluded that Facebook is "neat but a waste of time." He's in awe that a flat, round disk called a DVD lets him rewind and fast-forward movies by just pushing a button. He finds the automatic soap dispensers in the mall bathrooms startling.
Taylor is the first man to be exonerated by a state innocence commission, which makes his case stand out from those of the more than 500 people across the country who have been exonerated by the work of private attorneys, according to the Life After Exoneration program.
The group that freed Taylor, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, was created in 2006 after a succession of wrongful convictions were revealed. It's a one-of-a-kind program with a state-mandated panel that re-examines questionable cases, including those that don't involve DNA evidence like Taylor's.
Other jurisdictions are following North Carolina's lead, looking at creating government agencies to prevent and reverse wrongful convictions. In New York City, the Manhattan District Attorney's office launched a program this month to proactively flag common errors such as witness misidentification and false confessions before the case go to trial.
A petition filed before the Florida Supreme Court by a group of attorneys asks the state to create an agency based on North Carolina's model that will examine why wrongful convictions occur. Attorneys hope gathering useful data on eyewitness misidentifications and snitch testimony will highlight systemic flaws that need repair.
In Taylor's case, the commission considered new tests that revealed that a stain found in Taylor's truck was not blood, as the prosecutor had argued. The commission also reviewed testimony from the jailhouse informant who implicated Taylor at the trial.
By the time the commission decided to free Taylor on February 17, he had already spent a total of 16 years behind bars.
That day, he stumbled out of the courthouse without shackles for the first time. He grinned when his 26-year-old daughter embraced him tearfully. No longer a 9-year-old, Kristen Puryear had a child herself, making Taylor a grandfather.
She drove while her father sat in the passenger seat.
The post-exoneration journey is daunting for many former inmates, most of whom have spent a large portion of their adult lives in institutional settings.
The Life After Exoneration Program found one out of three inmates has lost custody of children. About 25 percent develop post traumatic stress disorder, but access to counseling and medical care is limited without employment.
Unlike parolees, who are convicted of crimes, those exonerated don't have access to corrections services.
When Taylor left prison, the state of North Carolina gave him a $45 check. It was intended to get him a hotel room and back on his feet. The amount makes him laugh.
Taylor spent his first day after his release at the mall, eager to trade his scratched plastic prison glasses for new ones. He passed a bakery where the aroma captivated him. In prison, sights and smells are muted, he explained. Inmates wear identical uniforms and eat the same tasteless cafeteria food.
"I could have stood there all day," he said.
Incarceration can also place strains on relationships with loved ones. For Taylor, it separated him from his wife and some of his closest friends.
JMC Ministries Response

After reading this story of this man who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit and now to be pretty much thrown back into society. And to think how different the world was 16 years ago. It would be quite frightening in a way. Everything you knew about the world is completely different. So much has happened in our country alone. It has to be quite a shock to your system.

I then think of the countless others not just in the U.S but around the world who are imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. Or imprisoned because of Religious oppression which we hear about now so much more in the news. To think of how these people would react to what the world has become and how it has changed so much in just a few years. Or even a few days for example with the passing of the Health Care Reform bill here in the U.S. Life as we know, or knew is no more.  At times it is like we are just like this man we wake up and look around and everything is different. And we ask our selves "where was I when all this happened?"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Haiti Homeless Pounded By Rain and Mud

Case Against The City of Chicago For Arresting A preacher for Sharing the Gospel Goes to Federal Court

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CHICAGO, March 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- This week, Federal Judge William T. Hart of the United States District Court, North District of Illinois, is forcing the City of Chicago to answer for what plaintiffs Pastor Frank Teesdale and members of Garfield Ridge Baptist Church contend is the City's unconstitutional prohibition of their religious exercise and speech at City of Chicago Special Events.

"The City of Chicago should not be allowed to prohibit evangelism on the public streets during public events. Pastor Teesdale and his church understand that their instructions and right to tell people of the new life available through Jesus are God-given and U.S. Constitution-protected. No one needs a City of Chicago permit to tell people of Jesus's offer of forgiveness and healing," said Plaintiffs' attorney Andy Norman of Mauck & Baker.

The court also allowed Pastor Teesdale to proceed on his claim that he was falsely arrested on July 12, 2008 at the public St. Symphorosa Family Fest. It was on that day that Pastor Teesdale along with a few others from Garfield Ridge began discussing Jesus with those walking up and down the public streets. Not too long after they began sharing Jesus' message of repentance and forgiveness of sins, Chicago police officers approached them and told them they could not be there without a permit.

Knowing that they were on public streets at a public event, Pastor Teesdale referred to their rights under the First Amendment and began to key his megaphone. Before he could even speak through the megaphone it was grabbed out of his hand, and he was placed under arrest. Teesdale was arrested and charged with "criminal trespass to property" even though he was on public property. The criminal case against Pastor Teesdale was dismissed in May 2009 when the City of Chicago failed to prosecute.

"What more appropriate place than a Church-sponsored festival held on the public streets to talk to people about Jesus?" asks Pastor Teesdale.

A copy of the judge's order (case number 09 – C4046) is available at:

JMC Ministries Response

In just a week we have shared with you story after story of Christians told they can't worship God in their own Homes, A child suspended from school for sharing Bible Scripture and now this story of This preacher who was at a public Christian Event on the streets of the city and was arrested for sharing the Gospel. Even after he told the Police officers that he has the right to share under the 1st Amendment of the U.S Constitution. Even after all that they still arrested him! 

Fellow Christians This is not China, North Korea, Russia and other Communist/Socialist/Marxist Countries where this is happening It is happening HERE! In the United States Of America. The Most free country in the world as other countries call us. We have more laws that grant us freedoms most countries don't have. Or so it use to be. Now those who don't agree with what you say or do even though it is protected under these laws/rights are imprisoning and trying to fine people to quiet us and make us stop speaking out and voicing these rights which as our forefathers called our "God Given Rights"

Now this Federal Judge wants Answers from the City of Chicago! I think we all do as a Nation that is given the freedom of speech and religion under our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. This is clearly a case of false imprisonment and the City and police who did this should have to face the consequences.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pro BIble Ads to Run on Fox News and MSNBC

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 By Jennifer Riley|Christian Post Reporter
A national media campaign to promote the authority of the Bible began running commercials on Fox News, and on Monday.
The “I Am Not Ashamed” campaign, organized by apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, will run commercials from March 1 to April 25 featuring individuals from different backgrounds, nationalities, ages and cultures saying they are not ashamed of the Gospel.
Organizers hope to convey the message that despite physical differences, people around the world hold in common a respect and appreciation for the relevance of God’s word in today’s world.
A print ad campaign will also run in USA Today during that period. The print ad will quote specific Bible verses that address hot-button issues today. Issues that will be addressed include abortion, marriage and religion in the public square.
Local churches are also encouraged to join the campaign by sponsoring billboards in their area that include the link to the I Am Not Ashamed website.
The various ads all point viewers to the campaign website where people can upload videos of themselves reading or quoting the Bible. One of the main goals of the campaign is to call on Christians to join the world’s first online video Bible.
The theme of the campaign, “I Am Not Ashamed,” is inspired by the verses found in Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jews, then for the Gentile.”
Organizers said they felt this is the message that America most needs to hear right now.

Taking a Hotel Bible is not Stealing

By Aefa Mulholland
Seems like these days travelers have no qualms about stuffing their luggage with a few souvenirs from their hotel room. And it's not just the towels: If it's not bolted down, it will walk. Scratch that: Even if it is bolted down, it will still walk. Hotel managers report seeing flat screen televisions and even large pieces of art leave the premises, freshly unscrewed from walls by determined guests. Not to mention door hinges, showerheads, and even luggage stands. So what's the big deal? It all adds up to $100 millions worth of items every year. While hotels don't expect you to clean them out, there are plenty of goodies you can take home guilt-free. Here is our list of what to take -- and what to leave behind lest you incur the wrath of a replacement charge.

Bibles have long been an expected amenity in hotel bedside tables. Even though they are slowly being edged out, Gideon International still places more than ten million copies of the good book in hotel rooms annually to replace those that have disappeared or are worn out. Needless to say the society is thrilled when you break the eighth commandment and take one home with you.

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ACORN Workers Charged With Felony Voter Fraud


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WITI-TV, MADISON - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A voter registration drive that the community organizing group ACORN conducted in Milwaukee before the 2008 presidential election was marred by fraud and corruption, prosecutors said Monday.
Two former ACORN employees, Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy, were criminally charged Monday. The complaint accuses them of repeatedly trying to register the same voters more than once to meet a 20-signature-per-day quota imposed by ACORN, the embattled group that advocates for low-income people.
"Miles stated they were 'all hoodlums' working for ACORN and they all had criminal histories, and that they were going to 'do whatever they had to do' to be able to gain their money at the end of each day," Assistant Attorney General David W. Maas and special agent Peter Thelen wrote in the complaint filed in Milwaukee County.
ACORN has been devastated by a political and media firestorm created last year when conservative activists released video showing workers advising a woman posing as a prostitute how to launder earnings. Congress voted to cut federal funding for the group, which has also been dogged by allegations of voter-registration fraud.
Miles, 36, acknowledged to investigators that she tried to register Clancy's brother, a co-worker and another man at least twice each. Clancy, 26, said he signed his brother up twice, his mother four or five times and would go to the same park every day to sign up the same people so he could meet his quota, according to the complaint.
Another worker who said she was fired for not reaching the quota said she saw workers signing one another's forms, putting down names twice and "getting names out of the phone book," the complaint said.
Miles told investigators she didn't register any voters at least one day per week, and instead spent that time at the home of a co-worker who was romantically involved with their supervisor. The complaint said the supervisor would approve the workers' pay despite their lack of work.
Phone numbers were not listed for Miles and Clancy, and a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said they did not yet have attorneys. Each is charged with falsely procuring voter registration as a party to the crime, a felony that carries up to 3 1/2 years in prison.
The complaint said both worked on the drive for weeks during the summer of 2008.
Another former ACORN worker, Latoya Lewis, was sentenced last year to three years' probation for trying to register some people more than once to meet her quota.
Carolyn Castore, a former ACORN political organizer who ran the voter registration drive, said Miles and Clancy were fired after the group uncovered the fraud on its own. She called their actions "a victimless crime" since they did not lead to illegal voting. She said the supervisor would have been fired "in a nanosecond" had she been aware of his behavior.
ACORN released a statement saying records show Clancy was fired after only about two weeks of employment.
Castore acknowledged to investigators that an increase in fraud occurred when workers at an annual Juneteenth celebration in 2008 submitted bogus names. The workers had been promised the rest of the week off if they each registered at least 40 voters.
Castore told investigators that another fraud spike came in May 2008 after another group, the Community Voters Project, began signing up voters and the area became saturated with registration activity.
In a statement, ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said the drive helped thousands of Wisconsin citizens register to vote, and that ACORN staff verified information on each card and flagged duplicates.
"The small number of instances in which an employee has submitted duplicate or fraudulent voter registration cards are an example of workers attempting to defraud ACORN by passing off bad work as good work -- and the organization supports their prosecution," Whelan said.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Want to hang clothes out on the line to dry? It could get you Fined

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JMC Ministries Response
Written By Miranda Caverley
What are we coming to as a society When people can't even dry their own clothes out on the line anymore? Not too long ago people didn't even have washers and dryers like we do today. They had to do their laundry outside and hang them up to dry in the sun. 

I can remember as a child that was a weekly chore of mine and my sisters during the warm seasons here in Ohio. Mom would wash the clothes and then we would hang them on the line. It saved us much needed money on our electric bill and to me is better for the environment just like the woman said.

Still in many countries today people don't have or can't even afford clothes dryers and washers and are hanging their clothes out to dry do we see them being fined by their city/town? Have we as a society here in America gotten to the point where we think that we should outlaw the use of the sun and wind when it is free just so we can get more money out of an already struggling America and force them the use machines that cost them money that they need to feed, clothe and house their families? It certainly seems that way to me.

Hawaii considering Law to Ignore Those who want Obama's Birth Certificate

HONOLULU (AP) - Birthers beware: Hawaii may start ignoring your repeated requests for proof that President Barack Obama was born here. As the state continues to receive e-mails seeking Obama's birth certificate, the state House Judiciary Committee heard a bill Tuesday permitting government officials to ignore people who won't give up.
Officials at the state Department of Health say the state gets between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama's birth each week, most of them from outside Hawaii.
Both the director of the Health Department and the state registrar of vital statistics have verified that the Health Department holds Obama's original birth certificate.
JMC Ministries Response

As far as we can remember there has never been so much controversy over where the President of the United States was nor was not born.

But for those who don't believe he was born here. Let them see the document make it public for everyone to see if there is nothing to hide as to where Mr. Obama was born.  However, Those in charge just keep saying that they have the proof that he was born in the United States, but will not make the document public.  

I don't know about you, but something smells fishy. Especially now that they are considering passing a law to be able to just ignore the cries of the American People.

Whatever the truth is it will come out sooner or later. The Truth Shall Set You Free!

Murdered Florida Street Preachers to Be Honored

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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., March 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday, May 16th a Prayer Vigil is scheduled to honor the lives of Steven Ocean and Tite Sufra, two courageous young black men shot to death while sharing the Gospel on the streets of Boynton Beach, Florida on January 30th.

The event is sponsored by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, and Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, and leaders in South Florida. The vigil will take place from 3-5 PM in the parking lot in front of the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 South Seacrest Boulevard, near where Ocean and Sufra were murdered.

"Just as we honor those who die while serving our country and communities, we must to honor Steven Ocean and Tite Sufra, two fine young men who were killed in the line of Christian duty," said Dr. Gary Cass. "We will pray for their families, the community and for justice. This tragic event was largely ignored and under reported. This vigil is our effort to pay these two men the respect they deserve. All Christians, especially those who minister on the streets, are urged to come and take back the streets of Boynton Beach for Christ."

"Our hearts are broken for the families of Steven Ocean and Tite Sufra. It would be unconscionable not to honor these brave young men," said Rev. Patrick Mahoney. "The best way to honor their memory is to return to the very place where they died, pray for the community they loved and then share God's love and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. We will not concede even one street in America, but will assert our right and duty to proclaim Jesus is Lord."

U.S: 6 Year Old Handcuffed At School

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By Erika Flores
MCALLEN -- Claudia Cortez Martinez shed tears as she remembered what happened to her son at Alvarez Elementary School in McAllen.
"They handcuffed him as if he was an adult, but he was only 6 years old," said Martinez in Spanish.
She said her son climbed underneath his teacher's desk at Alvarez Elementary School in McAllen back in May 2009.
Fed up, Martinez said the teacher allegedly took matters into her own hands.
"My son said she grabbed him by the hand and pulled him to a couch and said she was sick and tired of his behavior," said Martinez.
According to Martinez, the teacher called security and security handcuffed her 6-year-old son and left him face down for several hours.
"I feel humiliated because there was nothing I could do for my son," she said. "Until now, there was nothing I could do."
Now, she's demanding justice.
She has hired attorney Robert Puente and filed a lawsuit that landed in federal court last week.
The McAllen mother is seeking damages for medical expenses and the physical pain her son endured.
"Our teachers, our administrators have tough jobs, but that doesn't justify putting a child handcuffed face down on his face," Puente told Action 4 News.
Martinez also wants payment for the mental anguish that the situation caused her and most of all her son.
She said the experience will traumatize him for life.
"He'll never forget this. Neither will I, but those who did this will be fine and happy," said Martinez. "But what about us?"
Martinez said she just wants justice and doesn't think the school should get away with what they did to her son.

North Korea: People starving because of Govt. Run Food Supplies

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North Korea should let farms produce freely and allow food to be sold in local markets because the communist government cannot provide enough food for its people, a U.N. human rights investigator urged Monday.

Vitit Muntarbhorn said North Korea's regime stopped small-scale farming and closed local markets last year as part of a long-term clampdown on the agricultural sector. Thieving from the military is also hurting the income of farmers and contributing to hunger, he said.

The government took these drastic measures "because it wanted people to revert back to the public distribution system — to be dependent upon the state," Muntarbhorn told reporters.

The U.N. estimates that 8.7 million people need food aid in North Korea. The country has relied on foreign assistance to feed much of its population since the mid-1990s when its economy was hit by natural disasters and the loss of the regime's Soviet benefactor.

North Korea, ruled by Kim Jong Il, is routinely described in U.N. and other reports as one of the world's most repressive regimes.

Despite the tight controls, Muntarbhorn, a Thai professor, said some North Korean farmers are continuing to eke out a meager living by selling their goods directly to citizens. He even noted rare protests among women in the country.

Muntarbhorn has never been allowed to visit North Korea, which views his mandate as a violation of its sovereignty.

Basing his information on U.N. and non-governmental agencies active in North Korea, he said soldiers routinely steal or extort agricultural produce from farmers in the country. He said interviews with refugees also provided valuable information about the plight of rural North Koreans.

"People should be able to generate that food and keep it rather than being extorted as they are today," Muntarbhorn said. "They should be able to trade — to generate income the state is not able to provide."

Muntarbhorn presented his report Monday at the U.N. Human Rights Council, prompting an angry North Korean rebuttal.

North Korean diplomat Myong Nam Choe accused the investigator of being part of a Western effort to discredit the Pyongyang government.

Muntarbhorn also criticized North Korea's currency revaluation last year for drastically cutting people's assets.

North Koreans must trade 100 "won" for 1 unit of new currency of the same name, as part of a government effort to remove money from the economy and root out elements of capitalism, he alleged.

"This was a push to curb the market system," Muntarbhorn said, "and control the circulation of money in the process."

California tells Home Bible Group to get permit or stop meeting in homes

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For the second time in six months, a Southern California city has ordered a group of Christian worshippers who meet inside homes to get a permit or shut down.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- For the second time in six months, the city has ordered a group of Christian worshippers who meet inside homes to get a permit or shut down.

It's the latest incident in which religious groups in Southern California have been targeted by cities for home gatherings, though many of those groups were eventually allowed to meet without obtaining permits.

Rancho Cucamonga is trying to halt Friday night meetings at a home after receiving a complaint in February from a neighbor that 40 to 60 people were gathering weekly in the San Bernardino County location.

Officials said the homeowner needs a conditional use permit by Good Friday, April 2, to operate a church in a residential area.

Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal defense group that specializes in conservative Christian issues, said the meetings were actually a Bible study group that usually draws about 15 people.

The permit requires public hearings, traffic studies and other costly procedures. Requiring one would be "manifestly absurd and unjust," according to a statement Tuesday from Brad Dacus, president of the Sacramento-based institute.

The city doesn't require permits for similar-sized gatherings, "everything from birthday parties to the weekend beer bash," added Matt McReynolds, an institute attorney.

His organization intends to file an appeal with the city and hopes to avoid going to court, McReynolds said.

Kurt J. Keating, the city's code enforcement supervisor, said the city is trying to restrict church services held in private homes, not home Bible studies.

"There's also some supporting facts that they are advertising themselves as a church over the public domain, such as the Internet," Keating said.

The group is affiliated with Shiloh Tabernacle Church, a local nonprofit run by Puredi Hillary Ministries Inc. According to its Web site, the church stresses "miracles of healing, deliverance from demonic oppression and possession, re-dedications and most importantly, salvations."

Last September, complaints by neighbors about traffic problems prompted the city to order Joe and Diana Johnson to get a church permit or shut down Christian gatherings at their home. The city eventually allowed the meetings to continue without a permit.

Also last year, San Diego County apologized to a pastor and his wife who were cited and told to get a permit for a weekly Bible study session that drew five to 27 people to their Bonita home.

Officials said the citation should never have been issued and a permit was not required.


JMC Ministries Response

The U.S Constitution 1st Amendment throws out what  laws that California, Arizona, and other States recently have been trying to force upon Americans to keep them from worshipping God in their own homes.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press. In the 20th century, the Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including any local government.

It says right there that this amendment applies to each State So Why are Christians continually being treated this way? What these states are doing is against the law and we need to stand up for our rights before they take them from us!