Thursday, May 31, 2012

Many Outraged Over Boy Singing "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven" At Church

Pint-sized preachers have been known to captivate headlines, as The Blaze has highlighted before. There’s just something about small children reciting the gospel message with fervency that captivates attention. But a video of a young boy allegedly belting out anti-gay messages at an Indiana church is creating a very different reaction — one of surprise, even disgust.

It seems the nation may have another church controversy to focus on, following outrage after Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church spoke earlier this month about putting gays in an electrified fence. Gawker has more about the newest purported anti-gay video that is making its rounds:
A place of worship identified as the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, is getting some much needed attention this morning after a video of a young congregant singing “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven” began making the rounds late yesterday.
What makes this particular demonstration of intolerance so shocking is just how young this congregant is. Believing him to be no older than five, some are calling the church’s treatment of the boy out-and-out child abuse.
After the child sings that homosexuals won’t be going to heaven, the video shows the crowd cheering and applauding. A male voice can be heard yelling, “That’s my boy.” The overall reaction, it seems, was one of support for the messaging and encouragement for a small child that critics believe was too young to truly understand what he was singing. provides the lyrics to the song:
“The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven;
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven.”

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Jack White Of White Stripes Defends Capitalism

THE BLAZE---In an age where rock stars spend most of their time denouncing businesses and profits, it’s rare to see a talented musician not only practice free market capitalism but also defend it.

Jack White (of White Stripes fame) is displaying his fluency in basic economics via his personal record label Third Man Records [which we’re going to pretend is a reference to the Carol Reed classic].

Forbes explains:
Third Man Records, puts out limited prints of records in order to meet customer demand “to be involved in collecting rare and interesting vinyl.” There is a problem with this though. If you make something rare and valuable, the market price will be high.
White found out the hard way that if you market a product as “rare and valuable” and then artificially price it too low, people will buy that product in bulk and resell it for what people are actually willing to pay.

And that’s exactly what happened: people bought up dozens of the low-priced vinyls for practically nothing and then “flipped” them for hundreds of dollars on eBay.
This is where it gets interesting.

“Many artists in this position would complain about the greedy resellers and that would be the end of it,” Forbes’ Adam Ozimek writes.

“But White realized that 1) if customers want rare and valuable albums they will be expensive, 2) the market price will be reached no matter what they sell them for initially, and 3) if someone is going to profit it might as well be the creators,” he adds.

Instead keeping the price artificially low, White decided to auction the vinyls and let market demand dictate what people would pay for them. He soon discovered that people were willing to pay up to $300 for the privilege of owning a “rare” vinyl.

Of course, once White started doing this, people who don’t understand market demand and the idea that you pay a premium for a niche product complained that the auctions were “exploitative.”
But White isn’t backing down. His business model makes sense and he knows it:
We sell a Wanda Jackson split record for 10 bucks, the eBay flipper turns around and sells it for 300… If 300 is what it’s worth, then why doesn’t Third Man Records sell it for 300? If we sell them for more, the artist gets more, the flipper gets nothing. We’re not in the business of making flippers a living. We’re in the business of giving fans what they want.
He went on to point out that “rare and valuable” is what drives the price:
…make no mistake, we could make twenty thousand split color whatevers for you, and they’ll be worth 20 bucks, and you’ll pay 20 bucks for them, and you’ll never talk about them, desire them, hunt to find them, etc. why should ebay flippers, who are not real fans, dictate the price, make all the profit (taken from the artist and the label) and take the records out of the hands of real fans. there’s a guy who waits in a black suv down the block from third man who hires homeless people to go buy him tri colors when they are on sale. doesn’t even get out of his car. should he be charged ten bucks or two hundred? don’t be spoiled, don’t insult people who are trying to give you what you want.
Of course, as Forbes notes, the “flippers” don’t dictate price, the supply of vinyl and market demand sets price [but we’ll let that slide].

“Jack White is clearly a man who thinks like an economist. By giving the profit to the creators instead of the resellers, this gives White, Third Man, and their artists more incentive to create more albums,” Ozimek writes.
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Group Raises Over $70,000 To Help Honor Student Who Was Jailed For Missing Too Much School

A Louisiana group has raised more than $70,000 for a 17-year-old Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school because she worked two jobs to support her siblings.
Diane Tran, an 11th-grade honor student at Willis High School near Houston, was sent to jail for 24 hours last week by Judge Lanny Moriarty and ordered to pay a $100 fine for excessive truancy.

Ohio Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

New Video Game "The Calling" First Ever Video Game Based On Life Of Jesus

Journey of Jesus: The Calling — the first-ever video game based on Jesus — launches today from Lightside Games, makers of the popular Journey of Moses. Interestingly, also launching today: Diablo III, the newest installment of a game series built around battles with demonic creatures, which debuted in 1996 with the tagline: “All hell breaks loose.”

“Both games immerse the player, and you are what you eat,” Brent Dusing, CEO of Lightside games said. “While one game goes one direction, Journey of Jesus: The Calling players walk in the Messiah’s steps, in an authentic experience of Israel in Christ’s time.”

Online social gaming currently attracts 300 million players worldwide. Journey of Jesus: The Calling enters the stage with high-quality graphics, music, game play and the latest social features.

New players log on to Facebook and type Journey of Jesus: The Calling into the search bar.

Following simple registration steps, at no cost, players begin to choose paths, explore intricate and intriguing game spaces, search for items and artifacts; overcome obstacles; and brush with the era’s politics, religious landscape, history and everyday life.

Christian leaders have praise for Journey of Jesus: The Calling:

Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary: “Why would a theologian endorse a social gaming game? Because 300 Million people weekly log on to social games and because Journey of Jesus: The Calling takes players closer to the life of Christ in a fun, reflective and entertaining way.”

Pastor Jack Hayford, Jack Hayford Ministries: “I wouldn’t have thought a game could do so much to remind us that Jesus walked this earth of ours, involved himself with real people and lived with both life’s daily-ness and its dramas. Journey of Jesus: The Calling is marvelous because it’s more than a game.”

Demand for biblically based social gaming became evident in Lightside’s Journey of Moses, which launched last summer and has drawn more than 2 million players. And while hundreds of millions worldwide play social games, Journey of Jesus: The Calling is the first invitation to fun new faith conversations in the gaming world.
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"Flamer" Cyber Weapon Virus Burning Through Computers In The Middle East

A new virus is burning through the Middle East dubbed “Flamer” and it’s said to be responsible for recent data loss in seven countries.

Here’s News12

“It’s described as the most complex cyber weapon ever created… It’s designed to turn on PC microphones to listen to people.”

The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team says it’s comparable to two other large viruses, known as Stuxnet and Duqu, that have affected Middle Eastern databases in the past—but this time it’s on a much bigger scale.
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TSA Wants More Financial Support Wants Travelers To Pay More In Security Fees

The embattled Transportation Security Agency is asking for some monetary support in the form of a security fee increase for travelers. The move, like a lot of the TSA’s actions, has been much-talked about and panned in the media. WFTV explains what the TSA wants.

“Right now, air travelers are charged $2.50 per one-way flight; if the TSA gets its way, that number would double. The agency’s budget is on the chopping block and officials say boosting the fee would cover the rising cost of security.”
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"In God We Trust" To Be Added To City Council Chambers In Anaheim California

ANAHEIM – The City Council Chambers will soon include the phrase "In God We Trust" over the city seal, behind the council dais.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $600 to $850 to install the motto in four-inch black or brushed-gold letters.

 It is a matter of patriotism," said Councilwoman Gail Eastman, who suggested the addition. "It is on our currency ... It's part of what America means to us."

The phrase is the U.S. national motto since 1956 and was reaffirmed in 2011 by Congress, which encouraged that the phrase be displayed in public schools and government buildings.

One resident, who said he is an atheist, spoke against the plan, saying it would make him feel excluded from city government. He suggested that the city include the former U.S. motto, "e pluribis unum," Latin for "out of one many, one."

The movement to add the motto nationwide has angered some atheists and activists nationally who say it violates the principle calling for separation of church and state.

But the "In God We Trust" motto has been widely accepted in Orange County, where 16 cities have already posted the phrase in chambers, from San Clemente to Buena Park. At least 92 California cities have included the motto and 281 counties and cities nationwide, according to Anaheim staffers who researched the issue.

The Anaheim council considered several locations and letter-sizes for the motto, including on the door to the chambers and in the hallway, but decided on the most prominent location, which is also seen on the television broadcast. Other options would have cost as much as $1,350.

The motto should be added within the next month, city officials said.
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Christian Ministry Challenging IRS As They Attempt To Muzzle Pastors Free Speech Behind The Pulpit

CHRISTIAN POST---Truth in Action Ministries, a Christian national media organization, has been urging members of the public to sign a petition calling for a repeal of the IRS regulation that prohibits pastors from sharing their thoughts on political candidates from the pulpit.

Current federal law gives the IRS authority to investigate and punish churches if pastors publicly endorse a political candidate for office during a church service, a restriction which Truth in Action Ministries believes violates the First Amendment right to free speech. The petition, which seeks support for a measure called H.R. 3600, wants "to restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations," and is being pushed by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones.

Dr. Jerry Newcombe, spokesperson for Truth and Action Ministries, shared with The Christian Post that the original amendment that banned all nonprofit groups from engaging in election activity was submitted in 1954 by Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, who later became president. Newcombe claimed that Johnson "sneaked in" the proposal, which was quickly voted on and became law without a hearing or public debate, and as a result now all churches across America have to abide by that rule.

The IRS website explains that the bill, known as the Johnson Amendment, "prohibits political campaign activity by charities and churches by defining a 501(c)(3) organization as one 'which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.'"

"What we are trying to say basically 'Hey, enough with this. This doesn't sit well with the First Amendment,'" Dr. Newcomb shared with CP.

"We are not saying that pastors should be partisan or supporting of a political candidate, but they certainly should be able to speak out on issues that may have political implications," he added.

The Truth in Action Ministries petition declares: "With your help today, we will defend free speech and continue proclaiming the Gospel to a nation in grave need." Statistics on how many people have signed the petition so far were not yet available.

Most recently, the IRS was asked by the atheist and agnostic Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to investigate pastor Charles Worley from Providence Road Baptist Church in N.C., who made national headlines by suggesting that gays and lesbians should be placed behind electrified fences and left to die out.

Pastor Worley also had some strong words to say about President Obama, although he did not outright say the president's name in his remarks.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Poland Demands President Obama To Apologize For Calling Nazi Holocaust Site A "Polish Death Camp"

YAHOO----US President Barack Obama's description of a Nazi German Holocaust site as a "Polish death camp" shocked Poland, whose leaders insist the record be set straight 67 years after World War II.

Obama on Tuesday labeled the Nazi facility used to process Jews for extermination as a "Polish death camp." The White House later said the president "misspoke" and expressed "regret".

The linguistic faux pas overshadowed Obama's posthumous award of the highest US civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, a former Polish underground officer who provided early eyewitness accounts of Nazi Germany's genocide of European Jews.

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday Obama's words had hurt all Poles and he expected more from Washington than just "regret".

"I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman -- a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.

"Today, this is a problem for the reputation of the United States," the prime minister said.

Poland's anti-communist icon Lech Walesa meanwhile termed Obama's error a "golden occasion" to set the historical record straight.

Military Chaplains Say To Have A Strong Army We Need Strong Families

CHRISTIAN POST---A strong U.S. military depends on more than just high-tech equipment and highly trained soldiers; it also depends on soldiers having a stable marriage, according to military chaplains.

Strong Bonds is a program that began in Hawaii over a decade ago when a brigade chaplain and his commanders realized that soldiers needed a way to receive help with their marriages. Although it started at a grassroots level, Strong Bonds has helped over 160,000 soldiers and their family members through over 2,600 events last year.

"In order to have a strong army, we also need to have strong families," Lt. Col. Carleton Birch, a Strong Bonds chaplain and spokesperson, told CP.

A report released jointly by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of the Treasury in February says there are over 600,000 civilian spouses of active duty service members. These couples have been married, on average, for just under eight years, and 72 percent of them have children.

But statistics show they are struggling to sustain their marriages. In 2011 approximately 30,000 military couples divorced, bringing the divorce rate up to 3.9 percent and its highest mark since 1999, the Air Force Times reports.

In order to strengthen these marriages the branches of the military have developed a number of different programs, many of them in the form of weekend getaways where military couples can focus on their relationships and learn the skills that are needed to have a successful marriage.
The Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is a program that began 41 years ago as a way to help Vietnam War veterans deal with substance abuse issues. Today the program has evolved to include a wide variety of services, including marriage enrichment, family, personal growth and pre- and post-deployment programs.

Lt. Earl Wilson III, a CREDO chaplain at the Marine Corp's Camp Pendleton in California, told The Christian Post on Friday that it is important for soldiers to make their marriages a priority, especially if they were deployed shortly after they were married. He pointed to a verse in the Book of Deuteronomy which says a man should not be deployed during the first year of his marriage, so that he can enjoy time with his wife.
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Marvel Comics To Have Wedding For First Gay Super Hero

PHILADELPHIA – Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend.
The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of "Astonishing X-Men" No. 51. That's due out June 20.

Northstar revealed he was gay in the pages of "Alpha Flight" No. 106 in 1992, one of Marvel Entertainment's first characters to do so.

Ten years later, in 2002, gay characters Apollo and the Midnighter were married in the pages of "The Authority" published by DC's Wildstorm imprint.

Since then, numerous comic book heroes and villains have been written as gay, lesbian or transgender – from DC Comics' Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, to Hulkling and Wiccan in the pages of "Young Avengers."

Comics, as a medium, have embraced gay, lesbian and transgender characters, including the introduction of Kevin Keller by Archie Comics. Comic strips have done likewise.

This month, cartoonist Tom Batiuk is writing about a gay couple trying to attend their high school prom in "Funky Winkerbean," a move that has divided the fictional community.

"As I sit in on the classes at my old high school, I see how the younger generation's attitude toward gays is more open and accepting than that of their predecessors," Batiuk said.

For Marvel, the upcoming wedding is a way to further embed same-sex issues in its contemporary universe.

"The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window, so we strive to make sure our characters, relationships and stories are grounded in that reality," said Axel Alonso, Marvel's editor-in-chief.

Author Marjorie Liu, who is writing "Astonishing X-Men," said the decision to have the pair marry was appropriate.

"As a writer – and a romance novelist, no less – I've always found it a bit odd when characters in comic books remain in relationship limbo for years at a time," she said.

"Certainly, that happens in real life – some relationships just never grow – but the wonderful thing about stories is that they tend to move readers and characters forward," Liu said, adding that Northstar pops the question in issue No. 50, which is due out on Wednesday.

 "And, in this case, it was time to do the same to Northstar and Kyle, who have one of those rare comic book romances that actually works."
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American Idol Contestant Colton Dixon Says God Used "Idol" To Share The Gospel

American Idol sensation Colton Dixon enjoyed a long-awaited homecoming in Murfreesboro, Tenn., this weekend.  Talking to fans at World Outreach Church, Dixon made a point to share the Gospel and talk about how God used his experience this year in season 11 of the American Idol show.

"John 13:16 says a servant isn't greater than his master nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him," Dixon said. "Guys, I'm just a messenger. I am just like everybody else. I mess up...I'm human, just like everybody else in this room. But He used a wretch like me."
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Atheist Teen Honored With American Humanist Award For Getting School Prayer Banner Removed

CHRISTIAN POST---A teen atheist who brought down a prayer banner that had been displayed in her Rhode Island high school for over half a century will be honored at the American Humanist Association's 71st Annual Conference next week in New Orleans.

Jessica Ahlquist will be given the Humanist Pioneer award at the AHA Conference, which runs from June 7 to June 10. Ahlquist and Damon Fowler, who as a student protested the graduation prayer at Bastrop High School in Texas, will both be given the Humanist Pioneer award at a luncheon next Saturday.

Ahlquist, 16, was the plaintiff in the case Ahlquist v. Cranston, in which the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island ruled in January that a long-standing school prayer banner had to be removed from Cranston High School West because it violated the Establishment Clause.

The prayer banner was a gift to the school from the class of 1963, the first graduates of Cranston High. Former student David Bradley wrote the prayer banner, which calls on students to reach their academic potential but begins with "Our Heavenly Father" and ends with "Amen."

The Rhode Island teen had argued that a banner with religious reference violated the separation of church and state.

"When I saw it there, I knew it didn't belong," The Associated Press reported her as saying. "And every time that I saw it, it was a reminder that my school wasn't doing the right thing and that my school didn't necessarily support me and my views."

Although she won in legal court, Ahlquist lost in the court of public opinion. The teen atheist has received threats from classmates through social media sites, a local politician has called her an "evil little thing," and several local flower shops have refused to deliver flowers to her out of safety concerns and for fear that it would have a negative impact on their businesses.

But the atheist community has rallied behind her, with atheist Hemant Mehta, chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher, organizing a "scholarship" fund for the teen atheist that raised nearly $50,000.
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MSNBC Host Sparks Outrage For Saying He Feels Uncomfortable Calling Veterans Heroes

While many Americans were honoring the veterans this Memorial Day weekend, MSNBC host Chris Hayes was speaking out against calling the men and women who have fought for this country heroes. He said, “I feel uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”

Hayes issued a written apology after the controversial comments and stated that he was “deeply sorry.” Tonight on Hannity, Mike Ghouse from the America Together Foundation said he believes Hayes “made a big mistake by not calling them heroes” but that he does have freedom of speech to say what he thinks.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Zimbabwe Africa: Prostitutes Masquerading As Christians

Mutare — Holding a Bible and smartly-dressed in a formal executive wear, Memory Dube* could be mistaken as an office executive. But alas, she is a hardcore prostitute masquerading as a Christian.

"I am desperate for marriage and at the same time looking for decent clients, who would take care of me," she said. "I can be married if I pretend to be a Christian. I have friends who were prostitutes and they are married now."

Dube, who religiously attends lunch-time prayers at one of the Pentecostal churches in the city centre, is one of the breed of prostitutes that have invaded the mountainous city of Mutare. They pretend to be true Christians by day and turn to hookers by night for survival.

"Our brothers from the church do not go to night clubs, where we will be doing our errands with other clients," said Dube. "Then during the day, we will be chasing the church guys who will end up marrying us."

Another hooker, who identified herself only as Shylet, said they usually had unprotected sex with the brothers from the church but insisted on using condoms with the clients from the bars.

"The church brothers do not use condoms because they say they want to marry us," said Shylet. "Since we are desperate for marriage, we do not have any options but to give in."

She added that she was targeting the church men because they were not exposed to the hassle and bustle of night club life.

"Those guys who frequent nightclubs do not marry because some of them know us," she said, adding that she was prepared to settle down once she found someone who could marry her.

A pastor with a popular church here confirmed female "born again" Christians were flocking to churches in the hope of finding decent people who could marry them.

"We are having a lot of confessions from prostitutes who are saying they are born again," said the pastor. "We feel that they have repented, but we are having problems with others who are snatching other people's husbands in the church."

He said several church goers had fallen prey to the sex workers and ended up marrying them.

"They come to our church in the afternoon and pretend to be Christians and go to night clubs during the night where they sell sex. It has become complicated." he said.
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Norway To Abolish It's State Church Reliquishing Any Control Over The Church Of Norway

THE LOCAL----The Norwegian parliament has voted to abolish the state church, a decision which is set to be confirmed in a constitutional amendment on Monday.
The vote last Wednesday was backed by parties across the political spectrum and has the effect of severing the connection between Norway and the Church of Norway, making Norway a secular state.

Svein Arne Lindø, chair of the church council, welcomed the decision which is the result of an agreement signed between the government and the church in 2008.
"Once the decision to change the constitution is made on Monday, it will be a great day for us. It's a great day for both church and country," he told state news agency NRK.

In practice the change means that the state relinquishes any control over the Church of Norway including the appointments of pastors and bishops. The decision will furthermore establish equality between the Church of Norway and other faiths represented in the country.

Church leaders will be in attendance at Norway's Stortinget parliament to witness the constitutional amendment on Monday afternoon.

The Lutheran Church was formally recognised as the state church in the Norwegian constitution framed after independence from Denmark in 1814.

Some 79.2 percent of Norwegians were registered as members of the Church of Norway as of January 1st 2010, although membership has been in steady decline over the past decade.
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ACLU Against Traffic Island Cross in Middleborough

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) may be preparing for yet another battle over the presence of a cross on public property. This time, the scene of the debate is Middleborough, Massachusetts, where a large, brick cross with the word “worship” present on it is creating angst among secularists who view it as an overt constitutional violation. The structure, which was built on a traffic island by the Middleborough Kiwanis Club back in 1959, is considered — unofficially — to be a historic landmark by residents and local leaders, alike. The cross, which measures 12 feet in height by seven feet in width, includes a Kiwanis emblem at its base. It was originally conceived and advocated for decades ago by the Rev. Francis Schlater, a faith leader who is now deceased. While many locals support the cross’ presence, a lawyer who drove past it a few months ago decided to file a complaint with the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The roadside religious symbol, he contends, violates the separation of church and state. The battle is shaping up to be a complicated one, with the Kiwanis Club doubling down on its defense of the cross. Local officials, too, hold a positive view of the symbol and, thus far, seem to be defending it. But the state, which owns a portion of the traffic island, reportedly wants the town to remove it. The ACLU, naturally, agrees with this stance and is siding against Kiwanis. READ MORE

“Don’t Tear Me Down" Mt. Soledad Veterans’ Memorial Cross Tribute

‘There Will Be a Child Who Will Live’ Because of This Sacrifice

video platform video management video solutions video player “While our brothers and sisters fell in a place far from home, far from their families, the values for which they stood and for which they lived and for which they died occupy an enduring place in our hearts,” said Allen. “Those values: freedom, duty, selflessness and sacrifice.” READ MORE

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Harassed Blogger Allegedly Arrested After Court Hearing With Convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin

This is a breaking story. Please check back frequently for updates. Last week, The Blaze detailed how convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin has been terrorizing bloggers across the country. Today, there are reports that one of his victims, Aaron Walker — who was interviewed both for The Blaze’s article and on the Glenn Beck radio program — has been arrested at court following his most recent hearing with Kimberlin, who had taken a restraining order out on the respected attorney (ironic, considering the convicted domestic terrorist was the one doing the harassing). READ MORE

Greece to Leave Euro Zone on June 18: Wealth Manager

Greece will leave the euro zone on June 18 if the populist government wins the country’s elections on the 17 as the rest of the euro zone rounds on "cheaters," Nick Dewhirst, director at wealth management firm Integral Asset Management, told Monday. “The euro zone is a club but you get cheaters who get away with it until everyone finds out and at that point you need to remove them otherwise everyone will cheat. It’s better for Greece to leave,” Dewhirst said. He added that Greek society was built on cheating and scheming, saying “everyone does it” but that voters elsewhere in the euro zone were now calling Greece to account. “The basic question is that a German has to increase working from 65 to 67 and that is to pay for Greeks retiring at 50. The 17th of June is the perfect opportunity to say either 'we’ll behave' or 'we’ll carry on cheating,'" he said. READ MORE

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Active Christian Media Interviews Jeremy Caverley of JMC Ministries

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A Passion for the Poor, Needy & Lost - Do You Have it?

We talk to Jeremy Caverley from JMC Ministries about his work for Christ.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eternal Flame News 5-25-12: Dr. Alveda C. King Against NAACP's Choice To Support Gay Marriage


Facebook still allows all THIS after sex scandal

UPDATED: N.C. Teacher Suspended For Telling Student He Could Be Arrested for Talking Badly About Obama

Martin Luther King's Niece Rejects NAACP's Embrace of 'Homosexual Agenda'

43 Catholic Groups File Suit Against Obamacare

The US has a "Death Czar"?

MTV Scraps Reality Show About Young People Losing Their Virginity

"Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%


Friday, May 25, 2012

New Orleans To Be Largest U.S City Without A Daily Newspaper

School Students To Be Tracked By RFID Chips Implanted Into ID's

Northside Independent School District plans to track students next year on two of its campuses using technology implanted in their student identification cards in a trial that could eventually include all 112 of its schools and all of its nearly 100,000 students.

District officials said the Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) tags would improve safety by allowing them to locate students — and count them more accurately at the beginning of the school day to help offset cuts in state funding, which is partly based on attendance.

Northside, the largest school district in Bexar County, plans to modify the ID cards next year for all students attending John Jay High School, Anson Jones Middle School and all special education students who ride district buses. That will add up to about 6,290 students.

The school board unanimously approved the program late Tuesday but, in a rarity for Northside trustees, they hotly debated it first, with some questioning it on privacy grounds.

State officials and national school safety experts said the technology was introduced in the past decade but has not been widely adopted. Northside's deputy superintendent of administration, Brian Woods, who will take over as superintendent in July, defended the use of RFID chips at Tuesday's meeting, comparing it to security cameras. He stressed that the program is only a pilot and not permanent.

“We want to harness the power of (the) technology to make schools safer, know where our students are all the time in a school, and increase revenues,” district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said.

“Parents expect that we always know where their children are, and this technology will help us do that.”

Chip readers on campuses and on school buses can detect a student's location but can't track them once they leave school property. Only authorized administrative officials will have access to the information, Gonzalez said.

“This way we can see if a student is at the nurse's office or elsewhere on campus, when they normally are counted for attendance in first period,” he said.

Gonzalez said the district plans to send letters to parents whose students are getting the the RFID-tagged ID cards. He said officials understand that students could leave the card somewhere, throwing off the system. They cost $15 each, and if lost, a student will have to pay for a new one.

Parents interviewed outside Jay and Jones as they picked up their children Thursday were either supportive, skeptical or offended.

Veronica Valdorrinos said she would be OK if the school tracks her daughter, a senior at Jay, as she always fears for her safety. Ricardo and Juanita Roman, who have two daughters there, said they didn't like that Jay was targeted.

Gonzalez said the district picked schools with lower attendance rates and staff willing to pilot the tags.

Some parents said they understood the benefits but had reservations over privacy.

“I would hope teachers can help motivate students to be in their seats instead of the district having to do this,” said Margaret Luna, whose eighth-grade granddaughter at Jones will go to Jay next year. “But I guess this is what happens when you don't have enough money.”

The district plans to spend $525,065 to implement the pilot program and $136,005 per year to run it, but it will more than pay for itself, predicted Steve Bassett, Northside's assistant superintendent for budget and finance. If successful, Northside would get $1.7 million next year from both higher attendance and Medicaid reimbursements for busing special education students, he said.

But the payoff could be a lot bigger if the program goes districtwide, Bassett said.

He said the program was one way the growing district could respond to the Legislature's cuts in state education funding. Northside trimmed its budget last year by $61.4 million.

Two school districts in the Houston area — Spring and Santa Fe ISDs — have used the technology for several years and have reported gains of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for improved attendance. Spring ISD spokeswoman Karen Garrison said the district, one-third the size of Northside, hasn't had any parent backlash.

In Tuesday's board debate, trustee M'Lissa M. Chumbley said she worried that parents might feel the technology violated their children's privacy rights. She didn't want administrators tracking teachers' every move if they end up outfitted with the tags, she added.

“I think this is overstepping our bounds and is inappropriate,” Chumbley said. “I'm honestly uncomfortable about this.”

Daughter Of Communist Cuban Dictator Raul Casto Says She Would Vote For Obama

One News Now---The daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro has told an audience in San Francisco that she would vote for Barack Obama if she lived in this country.

The Obama administration granted Mariela Castro a special visa to attend a San Francisco meeting where she promoted homosexual rights.

"If we don't change our patriarchal and homophobic culture ... we cannot advance as a new society, and that's what we want -- the power of emancipation through socialism," she said. "We will establish relationships on the basis of social justice and social equality .... It seems like a Utopia, but we can change it."

During her 90-minute appearance in San Francisco, she hailed Barack Obama’s support for homosexual "marriage" and the loosening of U.S.-Cuba travel restrictions, saying: “I would vote for President Obama.”

A number of Cuban-American politicians have criticized the State Department -- which provided special agents as Castro's security detail in San Francisco -- for issuing Castro an entry visa. They noted that U.S. rules prohibit Communist Party members and other high-ranking Cuban government officials from entry without special dispensation.
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More Americans Becoming Pr-Lifers

ONE NEWS NOW---A new Gallup poll shows more and more Americans identifying as pro-life.

Exactly 50 percent express pro-life beliefs, while the number claiming to be pro-abortion has dropped to 41 percent -- a record since Gallup began sampling public opinion on the issue in 1995.

"It's the first time I believe since Roe v. Wade that we've seen that kind of spread -- and it's something that we can be deeply grateful for," says Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council.
 Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for the Susan B. Anthony List, says Americans now understand the definition of pro-choice.

"It means pro-abortion -- taking the life of an innocent, unborn child," she states. "And ... despite what the pundits said when Roe v. Wade was the Supreme Court decision that was the law of the land, Americans are uncomfortable with abortion."

Schwarzwalder offers his theories as to why more people are pro-life.

"I think as people understand more and more about what takes place within the womb, particularly younger people, they understand that what we're dealing with is not just a collection of cells and tissue and so forth," he offers. "And I also think the ultrasounds that we now have are so sharp and crisp that you cannot deny [that] that's a person."

According to Musgrave, pro-life is now the new normal.

"Just wait until we keep educating people about Planned Parenthood being the largest abortion-provider in the country, [being] a profit-driven, abortion-centered business -- and just tell Americans what that wonderful word 'choice' really means," says the pro-life spokeswoman. "You'll see more people becoming pro-life."
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U.S Soldier Says The Reason He Planned Bombing On Fort Hood Was His Islamic Beliefs

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Muslim U.S. soldier accused of planning to bomb Fort Hood troops says he wasn't seeking vengeance but justice for people in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a recording played at his federal trial Wednesday.

Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is heard telling his mother during a recorded jail visit that "their suffering is my suffering."

Abdo, 22, is accused of planning to detonate a bomb inside a Killeen restaurant frequented by troops from the nearby Texas Army post and then shoot any survivors.

He faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and five other charges. He was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested last July at a motel in Killeen, a city about 150 miles southwest of Dallas.

Abdo is heard telling his mother that "it's all true" and "the reason is religion. There is no other reason." He says what he did was selfless because he was trying to avenge the United States' wrongful treatment of people he considers his family, and that he used every resource he had "to make things as right as possible."

"I'll be all right," he is heard saying. "I made this decision."

A pressure cooker containing smokeless powder and other material — evidence of an explosive device in the making — was found in Abdo's motel room, Sgt. 1st Class Brad Grimes told jurors Wednesday. Other components to make a bomb were found in his room and backpack — and were listed in a magazine article about making bombs that also was found in his belongings, said Grimes, who is with Fort Hood's Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit.

Jurors in U.S. District Court in Waco were shown the article, which tells "my Muslim brother" that anyone could make a bomb with items that are not dangerous alone — such as clocks and batteries — and would not arouse suspicion when someone buys them.

Killeen police Sgt. Eric Bradley testified that officers began investigating July 26 after a gun store employee reported that a young man acted suspiciously when he bought 6 pounds of smokeless gunpowder, shotgun ammunition and a magazine for a semiautomatic pistol, while seeming to know little about the items. Bradley told jurors that he learned where the young man was staying from a cab company who gave him a ride, but didn't see the man when he went to the motel that night.

However, police did not do surveillance on the motel overnight and did not return until the next afternoon, Bradley acknowledged during cross-examination. Bradley said that's when they saw someone matching the man's description walk through the lobby toward a waiting cab — and they jumped up to detain him.

Although investigators had seen no evidence the man had done anything illegal, officers had reason to detain him because of the items he bought at the gun and Army surplus stores, and because he was carrying a full backpack, Bradley testified.

Officers finally learned Abdo's name and details of his plans when he was questioned in the back of a patrol car, according to a recording played in court Wednesday.

In the muffled recording, Abdo can be heard telling Bradley that he was planning to pull off an attack in the Fort Hood area "because I don't appreciate what my unit did in Afghanistan."
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Atheist Supports Bibles In England's Public Schools

CHRISTIAN POST---World-renowned atheist Richard Dawkins says he supports the mission of England's Department for Education to make sure every public school in the nation has a copy of the 1611 translation of the King James Bible.

"A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian," said Dawkins in a column he wrote for The Guardian.

The author and evolutionary biologist even went as far as to say he would have donated to the cause had he been given the opportunity to do so.

The books are being distributed to the schools in celebration of the translation's 400th anniversary. The plan is being spearheaded by education secretary Michael Gove, who wrote the letter that is being included with each of the Bibles. While some have enthusiastically supported Gove's goal, others say it is unfair to people who hold to beliefs other than Christianity.

"This is not simply another piece of literature, it is the holy scripture of one particular religion,"

Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said in a statement. "Is it really the job of the Government to be promoting one particular religion in schools that are increasingly multi-faith?"
But Dawkins is backing the distribution plan, albeit with an "ulterior motive."

"I have an ulterior motive for wishing to contribute to Gove's scheme," he wrote. "People who do not know the Bible well have been gulled into thinking it is a good guide to morality ... I have even heard the cynically misanthropic opinion that, without the Bible as a moral compass, people would have no restraint against murder, theft and mayhem. The surest way to disabuse yourself of this pernicious falsehood is to read the Bible itself."

He shared a study conducted by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science in which only 35 percent of self-identified British Christians accurately identified Matthew as the first book of the New Testament. Among those surveyed, 39 percent said they "don't know" which book is comes first.

He noted that many of the bloody events and wars in English history were the result of religious clashes, and argued that if people would read the Bible they would not see it as a moral guide.
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MSNBC: Under Reporting Muslim Atrocities

WORLD NET DAILY----MSNBC’s new golden girl was in a pickle: If someone sees a black person committing rape or domestic violence, should he report it if it makes black people look bad?

Or if Muslims see wife-beating, genital mutilation and childhood sexual abuse, should they just keep it to themselves, because saying something gives ammunition to the “Islamophobes”?

The questions appear to be simple. But they posed a challenge for the host of the new “Melissa Harris-Perry” show when guest Mona Eltahawy talked about her Foreign Policy magazine cover story about abuse of women by men in the Muslim world.

Eltahawy speaks from experience: She had her arms broken in a demonstration in Egypt and was tortured and raped in an Egyptian jail cell.

So she seemed surprised to find Harris-Perry questioning her right to draw attention to “traditions” such as involuntary female circumcision, wife-beating and childhood sexual abuse.

“I start with a little bit of trepidation in this conversation,” the host said, “in part because I know some of the critiques of this. The very idea that Western press, those that are not from these nations, who are not Muslim ourselves, who are not part of these traditions can look at your article and say ‘ahhh, look at how horrible those men, or those societies, or that religion is.’

“And that is part of the reason why, for example, we have an under-reporting of rape and domestic violence in African American communities,” Harris-Perry continued. “Because we know the violence enacted on black men by police, so we often don’t call. Right?”

Then the MSNBC host brought in Harvard professor Leila Ahmed, who questioned whether Eltahawy should have written the article at all. Not because it was false, but because it made Muslims look bad.

Then the MSNBC host brought in Harvard professor Leila Ahmed, who questioned whether Eltahawy should have written the article at all. Not because it was false, but because it made Muslims look bad.

“You began, Melissa, by noting that some things in the African-American community are not publicized precisely because of the racism,” said Ahmed as Harris-Perry nodded in agreement on a split screen.

“Mona, I appreciate what you do,” continued Ahmed. “I would love it if – I understand if you want to get your message across. It’s an important message. But if possible [you should not] give fuel, fodder to people who simply hate Arabs and Muslims in this climate of our day.”

Eltahawy seemed taken aback.

“That’s the whole point,” she said. “It’s not me that makes Muslims look bad. It’s those atrocities that make Muslims look bad. And as a writer, it’s my job to poke the painful places.”

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More Than A Third Of Divorce Filings Included The Word "Facebook"

The social networking site Facebook has grown substantially in recent years, primarily because it gives users the chance to reconnect with old friends and distant family.

But that Facebook benefit could also be fueling relationship problems.

More than a third of divorce filings last year included the word "Facebook," according to a British survey by Divorce Online.

Some 80 percent of divorce lawyers also say they've seen a rise in cases related to social networking. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mark of the Beast: Bilderberg Pushes Mandatory Internet ID for Europe

While the international ACTA treaty and United States’ CISPA legislation are setting the stage to clamp down on the world wide web, technocrats are working overtime to try to pin down your identity and make sure all your activities are thoroughly monitored and under control.

The European Union is now moving to create a mandatory electronic ID system for all EU citizens that would be implemented across Europe to standardize business both online and in person, authenticating users via a common ‘electronic signature.’ A single authenticating ID would guard access to the Internet, online data and most commerce. It is nothing short of an attempt to phase in a Mark of the Beast system, and a prominent Bilderberg attendee is behind the scheme.

Neelie Kroes is the EU’s Digital Agenda Commissioner, and is introducing legislation she hopes will force “the adoption of harmonised e-signatures, e-identities and electronic authentication services (eIAS) across EU member states.”

The extent of such a system would, of course, expand over time, particularly as many EU nations have resisted the big government encroachment of ID requirements on civil rights grounds, which even now smack of the Nazi regime’s draconian “papers please” policies that empowered their other avenues of tyranny. According to, Neelie Kroes would later “widen the scope of the current Directive by including also ancillary authentication services that complement e-signatures, like electronic seals, time/date stamps, etc,” as the supra-national body attempts to corral more nations into participation.

This big brother system will be implemented in Europe first and later pushed in North America and the remainder of the globe, as the world is nudged step by step towards a total cashless control grid in the name of ‘safe, verifiable commerce,’ and of course, in the name of “security.” Nevermind that the plan would invite the hacking of identities and fast track forgeries. In the case of Europe, special emphasis is placed in part on “establishing a truly functioning single market” — part of the larger EU goal even now floundering.


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Holder orders women's restrooms open to male

On orders from Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, officials with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith have given permission for a 38-year-old man to use the women’s restrooms on campus.
The report comes from Campus, which explained that the individual also is seeking to have someone pay for a sex reassignment surgery to change from male to female.
Already living as a female, the individual, identified in the report as Jennifer Braly, started using women’s restrooms on campus, but quickly was the subject of complaints from women who saw him there.
The university had tried to make accommodations, designating gender-neutral restrooms in some buildings.
Not good enough, however.
Braly filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder, school officials reported. The DOJ contacted the school.
“[T]he office of civil rights basically made its expectations through the attorney and the decision was made to respond to that direction,” said Mark Horn, the vice president of university relations. “[T]he DOJ complaint caused revisiting of our thinking.
“In the eyes of the law this individual [Braly] is entitled to use the bathroom that she identifies with,” Horn said.
The DOJ complaint was filed by Braly after the university told him to use any of the gender-neutral restrooms on campus.
“One problem to this is there are not unisex bathrooms in every building,” Braly wrote in an online essay about how other people should contribute to his surgery costs. “Especially the two main buildings where most of my classes are, so I have to go to a completely different building to use the restroom.”
While the university offered to convert other restrooms to gender-neutral, Braly said that wasn’t satisfactory.
The Campus Reform report said while anatomy matters little to the DOJ, it still remains a concern for other students.
“‘I disagree with allowing a male to use the female restrooms,” Amanda Shook, a senior at UA, told Campus Reform. “Even if they are a transgendered person, they are still a man, and should have to use the men’s restroom.”


OHIO Human Trafficking Bill OK’d by House

The Ohio House on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation that would toughen the penalties for people convicted of human trafficking and provide more protections and services to victims to shield them from prosecution and aid their recovery from the traumatic experiences.
“It’s basically written with a victim-centered approach,” said State Rep. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, sponsor of House Bill 262.
The bill, which is expected to reach the Senate floor later this week, creates a diversion program that upon completion erases criminal charges facing young trafficking victims and allows adult victims to expunge their criminal records if the crimes resulted from their enslavement.
The bill increases trafficking to a first-degree felony that requires a prison term of 10 to 15 years. It also requires that people who pay to have sex with minors face felony charges, and convicted pimps and traffickers must register as sex offenders.
The legislation allows victims to sue traffickers in civil court, and it permits assets belonging to traffickers that are seized by law enforcement to be used to pay for services needed by victims.
“It has three prongs to it: prevention, protection and prosecution,” Fedor said.
The bill has a provision that says traffickers who intimidate or threaten victims in an attempt to keep them from testifying in court will face second-degree felony charges of obstruction of justice.


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More Americans "Pro-Life" 50% to 41%

PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.

‘Barcode Everyone at Birth’ BBC 60 Seconds with SCIFI Writer Elizabeth Moon

This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.
“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.
Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population from non combatants.
This could prevent mistakes in identity, mistakes that result in the deaths of innocent bystanders. Weapons systems would record the code of the use, identifying how fired which shot and leading to more accountability in the field.
Anonymity would be impossible as would mistaken identity making it easier to place responsibility accurately, not only in war but also in non-combat situations far from the war.”


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Emanuela Orlandi Was 'Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties,' Claims Father Gabriele Amorth

The Holy See was directly involved in the disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi in 1983, according to a contentious accusation by the Catholic Church's leading exorcist. The Rev. Gabriele Amorth claimed that the girl's kidnapping was a "crime of a sexual nature."
"Parties were organized, with a Vatican gendarme acting as the 'recruiter' of the girls," Amorth told La Stampa, according to a translation by The Telegraph. "The network involved diplomatic personnel from a foreign embassy to the Holy See. I believe Emanuela ended up a victim of this circle."
Amorth, who was appointed by Pope John Paul II and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, is no stranger to controversial public statements; according to The Sun, the exorcist has called Harry Potter the "work of the devil," and has claimed "the devil was at work in the Vatican" when discussing the Catholic Church's sex scandals.


Paul Crouch Talks About Attacks Against TBN

This conversation was about one week after TBN was hit by a lawsuit from Paul's granddaughter Brittany Koper, who blew the whistle on what she called "illegal financial schemes," as reported by Opposing Views.

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Mother, son to go on separate missionary trips this summer

Mother and son Judy Ackley and Dennis Ackley will be doing some serious traveling this summer on missionary trips, though to very different parts of the world.
Judy Ackley and Dennis Ackley are both partners with Judy’s husband and Dennis’ father, Larry Ackley, in Larry’s Custom Cycles in Adrian.
On June 15, Dennis Ackley will leave for a remote area of western Alaska to help run a camp for Yupik Eskimo children.
The camp, operated by the Assemblies of God in Alaska, offers the children a week of traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking, horseback riding and crafts, along with Bible classes.
The Ackleys belong to the Bethany Assembly of God Church in Madison Township.
The camp where Dennis Ackley will go is 500 miles from the nearest city, Anchorage, and 17 miles from the nearest village, called Emmonak. To get there, Ackley will fly to Alaska, take a bush plane, then go by boat and four-wheel drive vehicle to the camp.
At the camp, called Agaiutim Nune — Yupik for Place of God — Ackley will teach classes and help with running the camp. He will be working with David Boyd, a former Bethany Assembly of God children’s pastor who, with his wife, Mary Boyd, now is director of the Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge, a program of the Assembly of God churches that supports missionary work.
Boyd asked Ackley to go on the trip. Another young man and some church leaders from Alaska also will help them.
Ackley, an avid hunter who has been on some “pretty remote hunting trips,” said he looks forward to the chance to go to Alaska, and also to working with the children.
“It’s the opportunity to work with some needy kids,” said Ackley, who is making his first missionary trip.
At the camp, to which all supplies have to be brought, everyone will sleep in tents. The camp lasts a week and about 90 children ages 8 to 12 years old will attend In all, he will be in Alaska two weeks, with a couple days spent in Kodiak after the camp is finished, Ackley said.
Soon after Dennis Ackley returns, his mother will head to Cha-am, Thailand, where she will help care for the children of Assembly of God missionaries on retreat from India and southern Asia.
Judy Ackley is a veteran of missionary trips, having traveled twice previously to Thailand as well as to El Salvador and Mongolia. She made her first trip, to Thailand, 12 years ago.


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Israeli Archeologists Unearth 2,700-Year-Old Seal Featuring the Name of Jesus’ Traditional Birthplace

JERUSALEM (The Blaze/AP) — The Israel Antiquities Authority says archeologists digging at a Jerusalem site have found the oldest artifact that bears the inscription of Bethlehem — a 2,700 years old seal with the name of Jesus’ traditional birthplace.
Israeli Archeologists Find Oldest Artifact Mentioning Bethlehem
In this photo made available, Wednesday, May 22, 2012 by Israel's Antiquities Authority, shows a detail of a seal bearing the name "Bethlehem" in ancient Hebrew script. (AP Photo/Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)
Eli Shukron, the authority’s director of excavations, says this is the first time the city’s name has appeared on an artifact from this period. According to The Jerusalem Post, this finding provides tangible evidence that the ancient city of Bethlehem existed. The clay seal, or bulla, was found in a Jerusalem dig.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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IDF: Israel in range of nearly 65,000 Hezbollah, Iran, Syria missiles

Some 3,500 missiles in Syria and Iran are currently aimed at Israel, while Hezbollah is developing drones and sea-to-air missiles, Brig. Gen. Itay Baron, head of the IDF Military Intelligence research section, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday.

Hezbollah has some 60,000 rockets and missiles - 10 times what it had in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh said at a Zichron Yaakov convention.

Baron told the Knesset committee that Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria are all trying to find ways to undermine Israel's military and technological superiority to damage Israel's weak spot, the home front. Baron added that all three are constructing military systems that would exhaust Israel's civilian populations, while augmenting their ability to absorb Israeli attacks by arming themselves with masses of rockets and missiles. Hezbollah, while developing drones for offensive purposes, has already
received sea-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, as well as explosives and camouflage equipment. Baron added that Iran has an arsenal of 450 missiles in striking distance of Israel. Syria has 3,000 rockets and missiles, covering ranges from 70 to 700 kilometers. Baron said the missiles were not very precise, but the surface-to-air Russian-made defense systems were quite technologically advanced.

Naveh said Hezbollah's swift arms increase over the past six years is part of its effort "to reach a situation where quantity is part of quality, and a quick blow at Israeli cities could produce a victory photo."


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43 Catholic Groups File Suit Against Obamacare

The battle is on. The Catholic Church has thrown down the gauntlet in the front lawn of the White House.
The Archdiocese of New York, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., the University of Notre Dame—43 Catholic dioceses and organizations nationwide in total—filed a dozen federal lawsuits against the Obama administration for violating their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion.
The Catholic dioceses and businesses are suing the Obama administration over new regulations that would force health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and abortion drugs.
“By suing the Obama administration, they are sending a message that the freedom of religion guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution is essential to our liberties and that they will fight to preserve it,” says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “The Constitution guarantees more than simply freedom of worship. It also protects the right to live out one's religious beliefs in accordance with their faith.”
As Perkins sees it, regardless of their views on abortion or contraception, Americans of all faiths oppose forcing religious organizations to pay for such services. The Obama administration, through its Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he argues, would do just that by forcing religious organizations to cover abortifacients and contraceptives in their health-care plans.
Alan Sears, Alliance Defense Fund president and CEO, also applauded the lawsuits. He says the lawsuits are about religious freedom and freedom of conscience, not about contraception, just as the archdioceses themselves are saying.
“These new cases are about the very right to determine what is ‘religious’ and what faith-based beliefs may be followed in life,” Sears says. “They join the growing list of evangelical, protestant and Catholic religious organizations and employers who are taking a stand in objecting to the government when it forces any religious institution or individual to provide or fund morally repugnant services.”


Pakistani Muslims Rape Girl, Beat Relatives for Prosecuting

A band of Muslims this month severely beat a pregnant Christian woman in Punjab’s Narowal district--causing her to lose female twins to miscarriage--in an effort pressure her family into dropping charges of raping her 13-year-old niece, the woman’s husband said.
Asher Masih of Dhamala village told Compass by phone that the men attacked his home on May 8.
“All three male members of our family, including my father, brother and myself, were out for work when Irfan Safdar and his accomplices trespassed into our house and started beating up my mother, sister-in-law and my wife, who was in her fifth month of pregnancy, mercilessly,” he said.
Masih’s elderly mother said she pleaded for the attackers to spare his wife, but they did not listen.
“They murdered our children, they raped our daughter,” she said. “We have nothing left with us.”
In a country where Muslim criminals believe police and courts will give little credence to the complaints of Christians, the family accuses three Muslims of gang-raping the girl at an outhouse on March 29.
“She had gone to a nearby field to use the toilet when she was forcibly taken away by three men later identified as Irfan Safdar and Shahid. Their third accomplice remains unidentified as yet,” Masih said. “At first we thought that she might have stopped at some neighbor’s house, but when she did not return after a long time, we set out to look for her.”
He said a villager informed the family that he had seen Safdar and two others taking the girl to an outhouse. The family rushed to the site, but Safdar and his accomplices fled, Masih said.
“We found [name withheld] inside the outhouse, raped and badly injured,” he said.
Masih said the family tried to register a First Information Report (FIR) with local police, but officers turned a deaf ear, as Safdar is the son of former police inspector Safdar Bajwa.
“They also refused to register [the victim’s] statement under Section 164, which is mandatory in such cases,” he said.
Police refused to file their complaint for more than a week, during which time the suspects repeatedly threatened the family, he said.
“They told us we were poor and weak and could not face them no matter how much we tried,” Masih said. “There are about four or five Christian families in the overwhelmingly Muslim village, but almost everyone is fed up with the Bajwa family because of their criminal activities.”