Friday, July 6, 2012

Communist Party USA Says Re-electing Obama is "Absolutely Essential"

A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection.”

Marxist John Case, who writes for various CPUSA publications, has written a piece, “The danger of a Romney election,” for the party publication People’s World, which warns that

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“Re-electing Obama is not sufficient to bring economic recovery or even relief to our people. Only a different class configuration in political power can do necessary minimum reforms to give us a chance. But re-electing Obama is absolutely essential. Now is not the time for hand washing the complexities and tactics awayor failing to triage the most critical questions from those that are less critical. We cannot win everything at once!”

Has the normalizing of pedophilia begun?

Do people who rape children, or fantasize about sexually abusing them, deserve sympathy – because they were born with the brains of pedophiles?

That’s the question a prominent scientist and a well-known anchor at CNN have asked in the wake of the recent Jerry Sandusky scandal.

CNN recently featured a story by James Cantor, a homosexual psychologist and scientist at the Sexual Behaviors Clinic of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health who serves as associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

“It appears that one can be born with a brain predisposed to experience sexual arousal in response to children,” he wrote in his CNN piece.

He continued, “Cases of child molestation that involve long strings of victims over the course of years illustrate what can happen when someone gives in to, or outright indulges, his sexual interests, regardless of its potential damage on others. It is those cases that dominate headlines and provoke revulsion toward pedophiles.

“But they are rare. An untold number of cases merit sympathy.
“The science suggests that they are people who, through no fault of their own, were born with a sex drive that they must continuously resist, without exception, throughout their entire lives. Little if any assistance is ever available for them.”

According to the American Psychological Association, Cantor is passionate about the neurological underpinnings of sexual behavior and jokes, “I feel lucky to have found a way to stimulate my brain intellectually by indulging myself in thinking about sex all the time.”

He has studied the brains of male pedophiles using magnetic resonance imaging. Cantor explained his findings:

“Pedophilic men have significantly less white matter, which is the connective tissue that is responsible for communication between different regions in the brain. Pedophiles perform more poorly on various tests of brain function, tend to be shorter in height and are three times more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous (characteristics that are observable before birth). Although nonbiological features may yet turn up to be relevant, it is difficult, if not impossible, to explain the research findings without there being a strong role of biology.”

He explains, from his experience with such individuals, that pedophiles act on their sexual urges and molest children “when they feel the most desperate.”

“Yet, much of what society does has been to increase rather than decrease their desperation,” he wrote.


Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Rutherford Institute's Case of Science Teacher Fired for Urging Students to Think Critically About Evolution

ontact: Nisha Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute, 434-978-3888 ext. 604,

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, July 6, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Ohio Supreme Court has granted The Rutherford Institute's appeal to hear the case of John Freshwater, a Christian teacher who was fired for keeping religious articles in his classroom and for using teaching methods that encourage public school students to think critically about the school's science curriculum, particularly as it relates to evolution theories. Freshwater, a 24-year veteran in the classroom, was suspended by the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education in 2008 and officially terminated in January 2011. The School Board justified its actions by accusing Freshwater of improperly injecting religion into the classroom by giving students "reason to doubt the accuracy and/or veracity of scientists, science textbooks and/or science in general." The Board also claimed that Freshwater failed to remove "all religious articles" from his classroom, including a Bible.

"Academic freedom was once the bedrock of American education. That is no longer the state of affairs, as this case makes clear," stated John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. "What we need today are more teachers and school administrators who understand that young people don't need to be indoctrinated. Rather, they need to be taught how to think for themselves."

In June 2008, the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education voted to suspend John Freshwater, a Christian with a 20-year teaching career at Mount Vernon Middle School, citing concerns about his conduct and teaching materials, particularly as they related to the teaching of evolution. Earlier that year, school officials reportedly ordered Freshwater, who had served as the faculty appointed facilitator, monitor, and supervisor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes student group for 16 of the 20 years that he taught at Mount Vernon, to remove "all religious items" from his classroom, including a Ten Commandments poster displayed on the door of his classroom, posters with Bible verses, and his personal Bible which he kept on his desk. Freshwater agreed to remove all items except for his Bible. Showing their support for Freshwater, students even organized a rally in his honor. They also wore t-shirts with crosses painted on them to school and carried Bibles to class. School officials were seemingly unswayed by the outpouring of support for Freshwater.

In fact, despite the fact that the Board's own policy states that because religious traditions vary in their treatment of science, teachers should give unbiased instruction so that students may evaluate it "in accordance with their own religious tenets," school officials suspended and eventually fired Freshwater, allegedly for criticizing evolution and using unapproved materials to facilitate classroom discussion of origins of life theories. Freshwater appealed the termination in state court, asserting that the school's actions violated his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and constituted hostility toward religion. A Common Pleas judge upheld the School Board's decision, as did the Fifth District Court of Appeals, without analyzing these constitutional claims. In appealing to the Ohio Supreme Court, Institute attorneys argued that the Board through its actions violated the First Amendment academic freedom rights of both Freshwater and his students.

Gates Foundation Summit: The Newest Chapter in Population Control?

Contact: Lisa Correnti, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), 202-393-7002,

LONDON, July 6, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The London Summit on Family Planning convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in London on July 11 plans to raise billions of dollars for family planning and population control groups. It also expects commitments from governments to overthrow "barriers" to contraception such as parental involvement and religious beliefs – the same obstacles that exist for abortion – and for "all members of the global community" to fund and advocate for contraception.

C-FAM is sending a team to London to cover the Summit and outlying events.

"This is a new chapter in the population control movement. Elite billionaires and powerful governments use the guise of 'helping poor women' to extract permanent funding for abortion-promoting and population control groups. Contraception will have a higher priority than education, basic health care, infrastructure, and economic improvements – diverting funding from measures that empower women and communities. None of the contraception programs help pregnant women or newborns," said Wendy Wright, Interim Executive Director of C-FAM.

Summit backers claim 215 million women have an "unmet need" for contraception. This includes women who choose not to use contraception because of dislike of side effects, infrequent sexual activity, or religious objections. Women who have no expressed desire for contraceptives are reported as needing it – along with women "who require motivation to want what they are presumed to need," says Harvard professor Lant Pritchett.

The World Bank reports, "unmet need should not be equated with the lack of access to contraception . . . women with unmet need may still not have any intention to use contraception were it readily accessible and of good quality."

"This explains the Summit's overbearing goal to 'increase demand' for contraception. It is a stark admission that many of the targeted women don't want what the elites are pushing," said Wright.

The USAID budget for Family Planning & Reproductive Services is $524 million. This is more than the budgets for tuberculosis, public health threats, pandemic influenza, vulnerable children, and nutrition combined. USAID is budgeted to cut maternal and child health funding by $28 million, including reductions to nutrition programs while budget requests for family planning have increased.

For more information "4 Problems with the London Family Planning Summit" Fact Sheet is available at


Kyrgyzstan Censorship of all religious materials coming soon?

Kyrgyzstan (MNN) ― Censorship on religious literature could soon be so restrictive in Kyrgyzstan that anyone wanting to "import, publish or distribute religious literature will have to seek prior permission from the authorities," reports Forum 18 News Service.
Despite being a reasonably free nation in regard to religious freedom after the fall of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan has been imposing more and more restrictions to religious communities over the years. The behavior follows suit with the rest of neighboring former Soviet nations, but it is making religious communities increasingly cautious.
In 2009, Kyrgyzstan created a Religion Law, but it did not impose censorship on all religious literature, notes Forum 18. Now, amendments to the law have been proposed to tighten censorship by September.
The new amendment technically reads like this: "Control on the import, production, acquisition, storage and distribution of printed materials, film, photo, audio and video productions, as well as other materials with the purpose of unearthing religious extremism, separatism and fundamentalism is conducted by the plenipotentiary state organs for religious affairs, national security and internal affairs."
Many Kyrgyzstanis agree that would mean all-out censorship of all religious materials.


Ohio ... November's big prize

The head of an Ohio-based political action committee says President Barack Obama's bus tour through Ohio is more evidence of how essential the Buckeye State is in winning the White House.

Obama's two-day, 250-mile "Betting on America" bus tour is taking him through several northern Ohio communities where he received strong support in 2008. The tour also includes stops in western Pennsylvania. Republicans are countering by dispatching Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to some of the same towns along Obama's tour.

Phil Burress is chairman of the Citizens for Community Values Action Political Action Committee. He says the key in November will be for rural, conservative Ohioans to show up in large numbers like they did in 2004 when George W. Bush won the state.


Bourbon Street sex industry is ministry's focus

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans' Bourbon Street is awash nightly in neon light and lewd images. Some in the crowd disappear into the strip clubs that line the street. Others come only to gawk. One Crossover team prior to this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting -- all women -- came to pray.

Three couples from First Baptist Church in Florence, Ala., joined with Mosaic, a church plant in New Orleans' Mid-City area, during Crossover to serve alongside Inward, a ministry of women from New Orleans churches that is reaching women in the sex industry.

The Florence team served in New Orleans days after a strip club dancer was found brutally murdered and one day after Inward successfully helped another woman escape her pimp.

"These women [of Inward] are on the frontlines of ministry," said Rickey "Ric" Camp, pastor of First Baptist Florence and vice chairman of the North American Mission Board's board of trustees.

Inward, in its third year of operation, goes into the clubs to show God's love. As a result, several have left the sex industry. One dancer came to faith in Christ.

The Florence team women, two of them retired, prayerwalked along Bourbon Street while Inward members delivered gift baskets with gift cards and snack items to club dancers and workers.

While the women prayerwalked, husbands gathered at Mosaic to pray. Camp said he texted Scripture verses such as Joshua 1:7, "Be strong and courageous," to his wife, Lisa Camp.

"I was really frightened at first," Lisa Camp said. "These women showed us how to look at people and see them as God sees them."

Ric Camp said that while the men prayed, the women sent text message updates. One message read, "Pray that we get into the club," and later, "We're in."

The murder victim worked at the club where Inward has hosted six breakfasts after closing time in order to share the Gospel with club workers.

"We felt an urgency to pray," Ric Camp said. "There is a sense of lostness and darkness there."


Tenn. law restricting sex-ed could serve as national model

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- State legislators in Tennessee have made it official: Sex toys and graphic promotions of sexual activity are not welcome in public schools.

With the signing into law of SB 3310 by Gov. Bill Haslam, public schools that teach sex education classes must emphasize abstinence, and teachers are barred from promoting "gateway sexual activity" that encourages students to sexually experiment.

"We are very pleased with the passage of the Tennessee law, and we think that it could and should serve as a model for other states to follow," said Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association.

Tennessee only mandates sex education in school districts where the teen pregnancy rate exceeds a certain rate. But before the new law, some districts brought in speakers and curriculum that included explicit depictions of sexual conduct.

The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACTN) documented a 2010 incident at Hillsboro High School in Nashville when a speaker with Nashville CARES, an AIDS awareness and education program, taught a sex education class at the school. The speaker used anatomically correct models to show students how to perform a graphic sex act. FACTN also noted that in some schools, Planned Parenthood presented sexual education curriculum that included links to its national website.

Huber added that some organizations claim they teach abstinence, but their curriculum goes in a decidedly different direction.

"It's asking students to creatively think of what kind of sexual activities they can still engage in and not get pregnant," she said. "Well, that's not how you and I define abstinence."

The new law, signed in May, specifically prohibits promoting sexual experimentation and forbids materials that "condone, encourage or promote student sexual activity among unmarried students," as well as "devices manufactured specifically for sexual stimulation." It also gives parents the option to sue if a teacher violates the law's guidelines.

While the law prohibits distribution of contraceptives on school property, it allows "medically-accurate" information about contraception to be provided as long as it is consistent with the law's other provisions and emphasizes that only abstinence eliminates all risk.

Tennessee's efforts take their place among a larger national struggle over sex education, one that Huber argues is filled with misinformation. She says the NAEA sought to counter that misinformation with a two-part study called "Considerations for Protecting Teen Health" released on June 19. It looks at both so-called comprehensive" sex education (CSE) programs and abstinence-centered sexual risk avoidance (SRA) sex education.


Cenk to FOX: 'Stop pretending that you care about Christian Values at all'

"NOT Your 'Grandma's DEMS!" ‘You Can Call it Communism, Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, or Statism’: Rep. West Defends His ‘80 Communists in the House’ Claim

During a Fox July Fourth special featuring Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and political strategist Frank Luntz, an audience member asked the Florida congressman how he expects to heal the America political system when he says divisive and “absurd” things like there are “70 Communists in the House of Representatives.”

(Related: Watch an apparently drunk heckler curse out Allen West on the 4th of July)

“I think one of the things that’s really ruined our politics is rhetoric,” said Aaron, the audience member. “And I think for a congressman to make the accusation that are 70 Communists in the House of Representatives is an absurd statement and it doesn’t really reflect the story you just told.”
Rep. West disagreed.
“But it does reflect the story I just told because it reflects a person that has studied political theory and ideology. I have a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees in political science, political theory, political ideology. And the thing is you have to be able to understand the two competing principles of philosophies of governance in this country,” Rep. West said.



Pro-Christian, Anti-Obama & Anti-Gay Marriage Letter That Actor Brad Pitt’s Mother Wrote to a Local Newspaper

Considering their overwhelming support for gay marriage and President Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt probably won’t be too happy about this story. The Springfield News-Leader, a newspaper in Springfield, Missouri, has confirmed that an anti-Obama, anti-gay marriage letter that urges Christians to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was penned by Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt.

In her note, Pitt responded to another writer’s post that was critical of Romney and Mormonism. In her brief letter, she claimed that she’s a Christian and she urged other believers to strongly consider voting for the GOP candidate, despite potential ideological differences concerning his theology.
“I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon,” she wrote.

But the letter went beyond merely supporting Romney. Pitt also spent some time explaining her reasons for opposing President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage,” Pitt continued.