Monday, October 31, 2011

JMC Live Interviews Author and Former Wicca Ally Tower

JMC LIVE Halloween Special with former Wicca Ally Tower. Ally shares her personal testimony how she fell away from God and became a practicing witch for 12 years. Then found her way back to God and now shares her testimony to warn others of the dangers of Witchcraft and the Occult.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

JMC Live Interviews Former Psychic and Witch Avalon DeWitt

JMC LIVE Interviews Avalon Dewitt who after living the occult lifestyle for over 20 years became a Christian and now shares her story and the dangers of witchcraft and the occult.

JMC Live Interviews Ex-Pagan Now Pastor James S. Hodges

Pastor James S. Hodges shares his testimony about his former occult, pagan, witchcraft lifestyle. From wicca,tarot cards, quoija boards, crystals, stones, all seeing eye, and more. To his conversion to Christianity, becoming a pastor, & ministering to people who are demonically influenced.

JMC Live Interviews Ex-Wiccan Christopher Helton

JMC Live Halloween Special

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christian Activist sent to Mental Hospital

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

egypt_mapCAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)– An Egyptian Military Court ordered that an imprisoned Christian activist be admitted to a mental health hospital to determine whether he's responsible for his actions.

Michael Nabil Sanad was sent to Abbasiya Hospital in Cairo, a facility that specializes in treating seriously ill psychiatric patients.

Writer William Weesa said this was very dangerous because "there are many people who were admitted to these hospitals by the security services, who were quite healthy when they went in, but came out as a devastated human beings."

Weesa asked that this "farce perpetrated against a prisoner of conscience" be stopped.

Attorney Mamdouh Nakhla, head of the Al-Kalema Center for Human Rights, questioned how the court could order an evaluation of Sanad's mental capabilities without a request from his family, especially since he may be subjected to electric shock therapy at Abbasiya for no less than 45 days.

"He will be discharged in the end after loosing his mind and will be released due to insanity," said Nakhla.


More Than 1 in 4 Young Americans 18-29 Say They Will Delay Repaying Student Loans and Other Debt Due to Poor Economy

Contact: Matthew Faraci, Generation Opportunity, 202-997-1636

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- With student loan repayment receiving much attention, the crux of the issue is joblessness. The long duration of a poor US economy with near zero job growth is continuing to take a deepening toll on young adults. Faced with the highest joblessness since the end of World War II, young Americans are forced to deal with an increasingly limited number of opportunities for jobs and are delaying major financial and life decisions based on the economy - 27% say they will delay paying off student loans or other debt due to economic factors.

"The heart of the matter here is that young Americans need jobs in order to repay any debts, including student loans, and to plan for the future," said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity and a former Chief of Staff at the US Department of Labor. "The poor economy and a lack of jobs are the central reasons why millions of young Americans have delayed their dreams of buying a home, getting more education, saving for retirement, getting married, or starting a family. Millennials know that more rhetoric from elected leaders and new federal programs are no substitute for employment opportunities and simply having a job. Elected officials in both parties should put as much energy into allowing the private sector to create jobs for the next generation as they do preparing for the next election."

Generation Opportunity commissioned a poll with the polling company, inc./WomanTrend (April 16 – 22, 2011, +/- 4% margin of error) and a highlighted result for all young Americans ages 18-29 appears below:

  • 77% of young people ages 18-29 either have or will delay a major life change or purchase due to economic factors:
      44% delay buying a home;
      28% delay saving for retirement;
      27% delay paying off student loans or other debt;
      27% delay going back to school/getting more education or training;
      26% delay changing jobs/cities;
      23% delay starting a family;
      18% delay getting married.

Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs, and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.

Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization's social media platforms -- "Being American" on Facebook and "The Constitution" on Facebook -- have amassed a total fan base of more than 1.6 million. Both pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal General Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.

Read about Generation Opportunity here; visit "Being American" on Facebook here and "The Constitution" on Facebook here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cyberbullying is Running Rampant Against Kids Today

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- An alarming number of young people are being bullied today, and it's no longer limited to school.

The disturbing world of "cyberbullying" is pushing kids over the edge.

Doctors diagnosed Megan Meier with depression and attention deficit disorder in the third grade.

Megan's mother, Tina Meier, said throughout school, bullies constantly targeted Megan because of her appearance.

"Megan, for so long, had such low self esteem because of her weight," Meier told CBN News.

Eventually, Megan's parents decided to put her in private school. Tina said things got better.

"For eighth grade, though, she started blossoming, started smiling, and laughing," Meier recalled. "She started working out and exercising and losing weight; feeling better about herself."

One Message, Lives Forever Changed

However, three weeks before her fourteenth birthday party, a message on Megan's MySpace page gave her a jolt.

It came from a friend named "Josh," who Megan described as a boy who thought she was pretty.

"So Megan got on, and the message from Josh from the night before was, 'You heard me. No one likes you. No one wants to be friends with you," Meier explained.

The bullying then exploded with messages and bulletins going out to hundreds of kids.

"The messages were horrendous," Meier said. "They were not just, 'I don't like you anymore.' They called Megan all kinds of horrible names, talking about her weight, the way that she looked, cursing. I mean using things that are unbelievable."

It caused Megan to sob hysterically, and she ran to her room.

A short time later, the 13-year-old committed suicide, hanging herself in her bedroom closet.

"Every single dream, every hope, everything she wanted to be was gone in two hours," her mother said. "Two hours on a computer and that life that was so precious was gone."

Digital Intimidation

Megan Taylor Meier became a victim of "cyberbullying," a growing problem in which people use technology to harass and intimidate.

Her mother later learned that "Josh" never existed. According to a police report, an adult neighbor, her daughter with whom Megan had a falling out and another person created the phony account.

The police report revealed their goal was to gain Megan's confidence to find out what she was saying online about the daughter and other people.

A court found the adult neighbor guilty of taking part in the hoax, but a federal judge overturned the conviction, saying it was unconstitutional.

Foundation Formed

Not wanting other kids to go through what happened to her daughter, Tina founded the Megan Meier Foundation, just over a year after her daughter passed away.

The anti-bullying non-profit, which started in her basement, is now known worldwide.

Meier hopes to use the foundation to sound the alarm about the growing danger of cyberbullying.

According to a recent MTV/Associated Press study, 76 percent of young adults, aged 14 to 24, call digital abuse a serious problem for people their age.

Fifty-six percent reported they have experienced abuse through social and digital media.

Fourteen-year-old Sydney Wilhelm volunteers at the foundation. She said a group of girls cyberbullied her to the point that she started cutting herself and contemplated suicide.

"It was through Facebook, AIM, and YouTube," Wilhelm told CBN News.

"They would, like, post on each other's walls about me, and they would just say, like, rude things over and over again," she said.

A friend of the family saw a disturbing post online and notified Wilhelm's parents.

"We've had a lot of discussions with Sydney so that she continues to bring things forward to us," Chris Wilhelm, Sydney's father, told CBN News.

"It's not her fault, and I think that's what kids need to understand is it's not their fault why this is happening," he said. "They need to bring it forward. They need to come clean."

First Line of Defense

Donna Rice Hughes, president of the Internet safety organization Enough Is Enough, said parents need to be the first line of defense for their children.

The group's "Internet Safety 101" program empowers parents and educators to deal with cyberbullying.

"It can go viral very quickly," Hughes explained to CBN News. "So in the old form of bullying, it may stay contained -- that abuse."

"But when the technology is used, then all of a sudden, a hundred, or a thousand, or a million people can see what is happening to the person being bullied," she said.

Child advocates are pushing schools and governments to develop policies and laws.


OCT 21 Comes and Goes as Harold Camping is Wrong Again

Harold Camping's doomsday prediction has failed to take form once again.

Camping, the leader of Family Radio International, caused a worldwide furor when he predicted the end of the world would occur on May 21.

When his claim was proved spurious, Camping said he had calculations wrong, and that May 21 was in fact the “spiritual” end, and that a “physical” end would come about Oct. 21.

For most May 21 was a normal spring day, but Camping claims God warned us that the “spiritual judgment” came at that time.

"What really happened this past May 21st? What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God's salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God's final judgment," the Family Radio Web site offered an official interpretation.

Prior to his revised prediction, Camping was confident the rapture was coming.

"We can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on Oct. 21, 2011," he said.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Can Christians be Victims of Hate Crimes?

Police are searching for the culprits who threw concrete bricks through the door and windows of a Christian facility in Illinois as it prepared for a banquet for a group dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda. (See earlier story)Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) founder Peter LaBarbera tells OneNewsNow police are investigating the incident on the basis of vandalism, even though he sees it as a hate crime. Though he is no fan of hate crime laws, LaBarbera wonders if some victims of hate are more important than others.

"It seems that if this were a crime against homosexuals, there would be immediate calls, that this would be prosecuted as a hate crime," he suggests. "But when Christians are the victims of hate, there's not much talk about that."


'Christians in Name Only' New Survey Shows Less are Following Their Faith

Changing the Face of Christianity Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to reversing negative Christian stereotypes, has released the results of a quiz designed to determine how well Christians live the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through the quiz, the organization found that one in four self-proclaimed Christians admit that they do not live according to Christ's teachings.

The anonymous assessment consisted of 10 multiple choice questions that returned a score to the participant at the end, which then indicated to that participant if he was 'Far from Christ," a "Worldly Christian," "A Good Christian," or a "Spiritually Mature Christian," which was the highest rank possible.

The responses, which were collected over a seven-month period from January 2011 to July 2011, indicated that 23.7 percent of Christians in the pool of over 2,000 questioned were classified as "Worldly Christians" or Christians in name only, as defined by R. Brad White, the founder of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc.

"When posed with a real world situation which tests their faith, they tend to do what the rest of the world does, instead of living as Jesus instructs," White said about "Worldly Christians."

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Victoria Jackson Goes to 'Occupy Wall Street'

spent two days with the "Occupiers." Most were college students and uninformed but passionate. Many were "high." The improv comedienne/radical environmentalist had never heard of Ian Plimer. The M.D. likes Obamacare but has just changed professions. An angry black woman shouted about "Troy." Union people marched by with identical T shirts and signs. Free food and medics were provided. (By whom? Soros?)

Although the "Occupiers" and "Tea Party" have one thing in common - we don't want the government to "bail out" corporations - the two movements are completely opposite. The "Occupiers" are being controlled by Saul Alinsky radicals who are 'transforming' America from a free country to a communist one, and the "Tea Party" is controlled by 'grassroots' folks who uphold the Constitution, worship the Creator and are fighting to keep America a free country

Recently, sent Victoria Jackson to the Occupy Wall Street Protest in New York city to film what the protesters are protesting. The video of her conversations with them has brought on a storm of attacks from many liberal websites including the Huffington Post, Examiner and Entertainment Weekly. This is the second part of that footage.

Zuccotti Park Clean Up POSTPONED

'Occupy Wall Street' Cleanup Postponed:

Coast Guard: Occupy Boston Protesters Spit On Female Officer

Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Global Economic Meltdown Says Governor of the Bank of England

Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, this week called the current financial crisis “the most serious… since the 1930s, if ever”, in justification for a further £75 billion of “quantitative easing”. Since Sir Mervyn cited the chaos of the inter-war years, it seems appropriate to quote Winston Churchill: “Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusions of counsel, until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features that constitute the endless repetition of history.”

We are at just such a moment again. Little more than two years ago, global leaders were happily congratulating themselves on having avoided the mistakes of the 1930s, thereby averting a depression. But now it appears that the difficulties of 2008 were but a foretaste of what was to come. With the European banking system again on the verge of collapse, there is a sense that politicians and economists are out of options, that governments and central banks are powerless before events. The best of the cavalry has been sent into battle, and it has come back in tatters. The fiscal armoury has been exhausted, the support offered by the boom in emerging markets such as China and India over the past two years seems to be on its last legs, and there is but the small rifle fire of the central bank printing presses left to defend us.

If it has been obvious for some time that we are caught up in an extreme financial crisis, the extent of its severity has acquired greater clarity in being described by the Governor of the Bank of England. Never before has the global financial system been so interlinked and integrated, which means that problems in one part of the world are capable of causing severe stress almost everywhere else. We once more face a perfect storm of cascading default, contracting credit and collapsing economic activity.

Yet, despite the parallels, the current situation need not end in the same catastrophe of economic, political and social meltdown as occurred in the 1930s. For most advanced economies, these outcomes are still avoidable. But escaping them is going to require leadership, nerve and collective resolve – things that have so far been in short supply.

The problem is not in Britain – which, despite the appalling legacy of debt left by the last government, is doing most of the right things – but in mainland Europe, where lack of foresight, unwillingness to act, confusion of counsel and lack of clear thinking are indeed everywhere to behold. We can but hope that self-preservation will eventually force governments into corrective action, but they are leaving it perilously late.

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US Treasury Department States That Obama Has Spent More Debt Than ALL Presidents Combined

( - The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71—up about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30.

That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.

This $4.212-trillion increase in the national debt means that during Obama’s term the federal government has already borrowed about an additional $35,835 for every American household--or $44,980 for every full-time private-sector worker. (According to the Census Bureau there were about 117,538,000 households in the country in 2010, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 93,641,000 full-time private-sector workers.)

When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the Treasury Department, the total national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08.

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GALLUP Poll Shows Young Adults Want Gov’t to ‘Promote Traditional Values’

( - While a Lexis-Nexis search indicates that U.S. newspapers and wire services included in that database published 291 stories yesterday and today citing the vaguely defined, left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement, not one of them mentioned a Gallup poll quietly released yesterday that documented a trend Gallup itself cannot explain: a “recent surge” in the percentage of young adults who say government should “promote traditional values.”

In fact, American between the ages of 18 and 34 are now more likely than Americans in older age brackets to say government should promote traditional values. This reverses the historical pattern in Gallup’s polling on this question.

In the most recent survey, conducted Sept. 8-11, Gallup asked 1,017 Americans age 18 and older this question: “Some people think the government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your own view?”

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Memphis Hospital Partners with Churches for Health Care Services

Memphis, TN, United States (KaiserHealth) – Two mainstays of the Memphis community — the Methodist Le Bonheur hospital system and nearly 400 local churches — have teamed up for an innovative program that helps keep church members healthy while reducing health-care costs. If not actually made in heaven, it’s a match that has significantly benefited all parties. Other health-care systems are taking note.

Methodist says 70 percent of its patients belong to churches. To help people get the care they need when they need it, the system assigns hospital staff, appropriately called “navigators,” to work with volunteer liaisons at area churches that have joined the health system’s Congregational Health Network. When a member of one of these congregations is admitted to the hospital, the navigator notifies the liaison. The liaison then plans a visit, if the member wishes, “so they have a support structure, not just the nurse and doctor,” says Valerie Murphy, the liaison for her small church of six families in Millington, a rural area north of Memphis.

When it comes time to discharge the patient, the liaison works with the navigator to make sure that the transition happens smoothly, connecting the patient with community services such as meals-on-wheels and transportation.

“It’s the social connections, the nitty-gritty practical stuff that makes a huge difference,” says Gary Gunderson, senior vice president for the health system. “Whether people understand how to take their medications, whether there’s food in the house.”

The health system compared the experiences and costs of 473 patients in the program with those of similar non-participating patients who received standard care from 2007 to 2009: The mortality rate for those in the network was 50 percent lower than for non-participating patients; their hospital readmission rates were 20 percent lower.

In the future, Methodist expects to reap savings by reducing the need for high-end specialized care and avoiding penalties for hospital readmission, says Teresa Cutts, Methodist’s director of research for innovation at its Center of Excellence in Faith and Health.

Patient education is another key to the program’s long-term success. In addition to helping hospital patients, the liaisons work to educate members of their congregations about healthful living and disease prevention. Murphy, for example, regularly posts information about risk factors for chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease in the church bulletin and on the church bulletin board, and she brings in experts to discuss chronic conditions.

Tyrone Griggs credits a sharp-eyed liaison at his church with his diabetes diagnosis nine months ago. The liaison noticed he was having trouble reading his Bible, he says, and talked with his wife about getting him tested. Griggs, 48, drives a truck and doesn’t have health insurance. But the liaison referred him to a nonprofit clinic that serves the uninsured.

“They monitor me and taught me how to take care of myself,” he says. “I’ve been going there ever since.”

Methodist may have one of the most extensive programs, but it’s by no means the only health system partnering with churches to improve congregation members’ health. At Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California, medical staff from the Seventh-day Adventist health system provide free health screening and education to members of area churches, says Dora Barilla, the medical center’s director of community health development.

Recently, for example, a neurologist with the Loma Linda physicians group spoke at a Temecula church with a large Hispanic population about the signs of stroke and early dementia, and about available services. “Our research showed that Spanish-speaking populations weren’t necessarily accessing dementia services,” says Barilla.

Although many health systems that are working with churches to develop their “health ministries” are faith-based, not all are. For more than a decade, the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia has been working with religious communities on health promotion and prevention through its Congregational Health Partnership. To better serve the area’s wide variety of faiths and languages, Inova employs different program managers to work with Hispanic, Muslim, Korean, Vietnamese and African American groups, says Maria Schaart, a physician who works with Hispanic churches.

If all this volunteer work sounds like a very good deal for financially strapped health-care systems, it is. “We’re saving a lot of money,” says Gunderson. “We’re mobilizing and aligning hundreds of people that we couldn’t pay,” he says, referring to the roughly 500 volunteer church liaisons.

Churches welcome the opportunity to work with health systems to help their members. “The church community wants to provide those hours,” says Mara Vanderslice Kelly, acting director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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