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!


Junior High Teen "Suspended" for PRAYER during LUNCH

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Junior High Teen "Suspended" for PRAYER during LUNCH



JMC Ministries Response:

As Christians there comes a time to stand up.

I do believe that this teen shouldn’t have stood up in a chair due to the fact of causing a bad influence to others. But the root of her reasoning makes sense to me. As for the principal giving such a harsh 2 day suspension I believe that is going to far.


This only goes to show that Christians around the world are being persecuted. Even teenage girls in junior high.


School has become a battleground for a spiritual battle of light versus dark. From not being allowed to pray to some schools even saying that you can’t wear Christian clothes.

Yes we do still have Fellowship of Christian Athletes and some other groups as well. It is not enough. The 1st amendment says we have freedom of religion and the press. Teenage rights have  been revoked due to the lower standards of society as a whole.


The time has come for Christians to unite and let their voice be heard. Teens across the country should take time to pray before school and during lunch. Bring your Bibles to school. Read the Word after your work is done, on the bus and at breakfast and lunch. I challenge you today to be the hands and feet God has called you to be.



For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…..



And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.


ROMANS 12:14

Bless them which persecute you: bless and curse not.