Thursday, June 16, 2011

'Gay' indoctrination a reality

One homosexual activist says people who live the same lifestyle he leads aim to indoctrinate and recruit young children.

In a recent opinion article titled "Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want to Indoctrinate Kids," David Villarreal openly confesses that homosexual activists are pushing anti-bullying measures and pro-"gay" curriculum on children to "recruit" them. Villarreal writes that he would "very much like for many of these young boys to grow up and start [having sex with] men," and he insists that children who are not indoctrinated to accept alternate lifestyles will later become "hateful" and ignorant.

Dran Reese, director of The Salt & Light Council, laments the goal to target young children.

"This is beyond perverted and immoral; this shows that homosexuals have no good, quality intentions with children but to indoctrinate them into a perverted, sexual lifestyle," she contends.

And she says homosexual activists are "effective marketers" who have "lots of money from Hollywood" to promote their cause and tug on emotions.

READ MORE at One News Now

The International Day of the African Child brings hope

35 years ago, a horror occurred in Africa. Thousands of school children took to the streets in Africa to protest the inferior quality of their education and demanded their right to be taught in their own language, reports MNN. Security forces used live rounds to quell the disturbance and killed hundreds of kids. Outrage followed this incident and sparked more protests and violent crackdowns.

As a result, June 16 has been set aside as "The Day of the African Child." Silas Kakui is Kids Alive International program director in Kenya. He explains, "This is in commemoration of that tragic event and to raise awareness of the continuing need for improving the education provided to African children."

The Day also draws attention to the lives of African children today. Kakui adds, "This year, the focus is on the plight of the estimated 30-million street children in Africa."

UNICEF defines a "street child" a child who lives in an urban area, without family ties or infrastructure support. Many of these children are forced to develop survival strategies and rely on the street as their residence; they fall prey to the predators, both human and animal.

Part of this year's observance is to move people toward taking steps to protect this vulnerable population as well as figuring out how to provide effective child protection and care. Kakui notes, "We have a lot of street children in our towns. Kids Alive is trying its level best to bring into residential care as many of the children as possible." He adds, "These children are picked from the streets, and they're brought into our residential program and given a second chance in life."

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Vt. High School Grad Says Speech Censored

"This was the message God gave me, and I'm not allowed to share it with you," he said, holding up the pages of his speech before the audience.

The school's principal Brett Blanchar disputes that claim, saying Gearwar was allowed to mention God and Jesus in the uncensored part of his speech.

However, he told the Burlington Free Press that public schools have to be careful about letting religion be preached at a school-sanctioned event.

READ more at CBN

Christian Student Charged Fee to Witness at Community College

At Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., free speech can get quite costly.

Prohibited from speaking about his faith and handing out free religious literature, Mark Dew, a student at the college, was told he would have to pay a fee to witness on campus.

Campus police had shut him down, accusing him of “solicitation” even though he wasn’t selling anything and was acting without amplification, without impeding student traffic, and in a positive and conversational manner, according to the Alliance Defense Fund.

School officials also informed him later that he could not speak about his faith or hand out Christian literature because he was an individual and not part of a recognized student group.

But even after Dew connected with the Pellissippi Collegiate Ministry, a Christian organization that had approval from the college to hold a limited number of religious functions on campus, he was still censored and told he could only speak about his faith during specific ministry events, reported.

Pleading his case before school officials, Dew, 44, was informed that under the Tennessee Board of Regents’ “solicitation” policy, individual students were required to apply three weeks prior to speaking or dispensing literature, and pay a $30 fee.

When ADF Allied Attorney Andrew Fox sent a letter to the school explaining that the student was not engaged in “solicitation” but First Amendment protected speech, Pellissippi State continued to repeat their policy.

An attorney for the Tennessee Board of Regents also defended the school’s policy as “reasonable and viewpoint neutral,” the ADF revealed.

Consequently, the ADF filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on behalf of the Pellissippi State student, suing the Tennessee Board of Regents and Pellissippi State officials.

In a statement released last week, Casey Mattox, senior legal counsel for ADF, said, “Christian students at public college shouldn’t be deterred from sharing their beliefs because of burdensome, unconstitutional policies.”

“First Amendment-protected rights never come with a price tag or waiting period, and college students don’t lose them simply by walking onto campus.”

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Van Impe ministry abandons TBN in clash over Islam Read more: Van Impe ministry abandons TBN in clash over Islam

A Christian ministry's decision to expose as "false teachers" several celebrity ministers it believes are corrupting biblical teachings has prompted a rift, with Jack Van Impe Ministries dropping plans to work in the future with Trinity Broadcasting Network, where it has broadcast for more than two decades.

"I Will Not Be Silenced! I will not allow anyone to tell me what I can and cannot preach," Van Impe said in a statement when TBN would not allow his program to air.

"When I see heretical teaching leading to apostasy, I will speak out," he said. "The Bible says 'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:' (II Timothy 3:16). The Apostle Paul also gives instructions in Titus 1:9-11, 13 'Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers … Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake…Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.'"

Van Impe said he immediately called his media agents and told them, "I no longer wanted to air my program on Trinity Broadcasting Network; we will take the tremendous amount of money that we were spending there to obtain new stations that will allow us to continue to reach every square mile of America with the truths of the Bible without this network."

The dispute arose over the issue of advocating for "Chrislam" and other efforts that are designed to find "common ground" between Christians and Muslims. TBN declined to air one of Van Impe's programs that contained sharp criticisms of leaders such as Rick Warren of "The Purpose Driven Life" fame and Robert Schuller.

In a statement from Van Impe Ministries today, Executive Director Ken Vancil said his organization rejected an effort by TBN to reinstate the programming and would work to develop alternative broadcast outlets where they were needed.

"We would not be able to minister effectively if we had to look over our shoulder wondering if a program was going to be censored because of mentioning a name," Vancil said. "While there is hurt over this incident, we hold no animosity towards TBN. Dr. Van Impe has often expressed his appreciate to Paul and Jan (Crouch, of TBN) and all that they have accomplished."

But he confirmed that Paul Crouch Sr. "cautioned" him as recently as Monday "regarding Dr. Van Impe's naming of names and publicly rebuking ministers and their teachings."

The dispute erupted just last week, when Van Impe's ministry planned to air sharp criticism of Christians who say they want to "reach out" by incorporating beliefs or practices of Islam into their Christian organizations.

The program specifically mentioned Warren and Schuller, prompting TBN to prevent the broadcast.

"We received a call from Matt Crouch of TBN informing us that they would not run that program. … The reason he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and that it is TBN's policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other ministries," Van Impe said.

"This is a rather hypocritical statement in light of the fact that they have never said anything in the past when we have rebuked others such as Bishop Spong, Bishop Pike, and in the past few months Harold Camping and Rob Bell," he continued. "They also stated that they would not run any future program where we offered our DVD Reclaiming & Restoring Biblical Christianity as a premium for a donation to our ministry. A DVD that exposes false teachers and the heresies that they proclaim."

TBN did not respond to WND's request for comment on the dispute.

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Married to marriage: 62% of Americans say it’s one man, one woman, nothing else

ADF attorney sound bite (6/16/11): Brian Raum

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Results from what is likely the most extensive national research survey of its kind show that 62 percent of Americans believe that “marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman.” Fifty-three percent of Americans strongly agreed.

The scientific survey, sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund and completed by Public Opinion Strategies May 16-19, was part of a comprehensive examination of American attitudes toward marriage. In addition to the national survey, the research included 14 focus groups completed across the country.

“Americans recognize that marriage provides a strong foundation for a thriving society,” said ADF Senior Counsel Brian Raum. “The union between husband and wife benefits society--especially children--in unique ways that cannot be duplicated by any other relationship. Throughout history, diverse cultures and faiths have recognized this universally defined ideal as the best way to promote healthy, natural families for the good of future generations.”

The survey results mirror American voter behavior when faced with the decision to either affirm marriage in their state constitutions or leave it open to legal challenges or other attacks.