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Amazing Biblical Accuracy – Prophetic Timing…

CORE MEDIA ALERT Put this one on your list. Bring it to your city for the Premier Release. Jerusalem Countdown by Pure Flix Entertainment is a powerful new film inspired by the New York Times Bestseller,  “Jerusalem Countdown”

I found this film to be eerily accurate as we are now experiencing the prophecy being played out in the film is unfolding right before our eyes.

Scheduled for release this coming August, Pure Flix is launching it through their Church Cinema Network and recruiting action teams to host movie night events at churches and theaters.

AFA (American Family Association) has joined forces with Pure Flix in a marketing alliance to  encourage others to stand strong for truth and take an active role in sharing this message and spread the word of what’s being revealed through prophecy. This AFA Approved film has also grabbed the attention of The Dove Foundation, giving it their highest rating (5 out of 5) claiming Jerusalem Countdown to be the best faith-based yet from Pure Flix.

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Yale Christian Fraternity Challenged For Requirement to Believe in Jesus Christ

TheBlaze.com 10/2/12     Universities may be well-intentioned when they create non-discrimination policies, but to the chagrin of some free speech advocates and religious conservatives, the restrictions that often result are problematic. TheBlaze has already extensively covered this issue as it has played out on the Vanderbilt University campus. Now, a similar drama is unfolding at Yale University, where a new Christian fraternity may be denied recognition — and funding — over its requirement that male members believe in Jesus Christ.

World on Campus has more about the battle that Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX), a national fraternity with a new chapter at Yale, is facing: “Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter’s formation, the student newspaper reported that the group ‘will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale’s anti-discrimination policies.’”   Read Full Story Here

If U.N. Treaty Is Ratified, Abortion May Be Strengthened

OneNewNow.com 9/30/12 – A United Nations treaty working its way through the U.S. Senate reveals a hidden agenda that could be dangerous to children in the womb. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was conceived to benefit people with disabilities worldwide. Susan Yoshihara of Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) says the way it was negotiated resulted in troublesome wording.    Read Full Story Here

 

Atheists Lose First Amendment Legal Challenge to State‘s ’Year of the Bible’ Declaration

TheBlaze.com – 10/3/12 Atheists technically lost their legal battle, challenging Pennsylvania’s “year of the Bible” declaration. That said, there’s a light at the end of the non-theistic tunnel, as the judge, despite ruling against secularists, also chastised state politicians for pandering to the electorate.  Read Full Story Here

Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter ID Law

CitizenLink.com – 10/2/12 – Bethany Monk

A Pennsylvania state judge on Tuesday halted efforts to require voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots in the November election.

Judge Robert Simpson’s ruling followed two days of testimony about some of the difficulties people may face in obtaining valid identification as well as the state’s role in making it easier to do so.

The ruling may be appealed to the state Supreme Court, scheduled to convene on Oct. 15.

Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), told CitizenLink that just as people need photo identification to board an airplane, it also should be a requirement at the ballot box.

“The notion of being who you say you are seems integral to a fair and just voting system,” he said.

Geer said the law has been a “contentious issue” since Gov. Tom Corbett signed it on March 14.  Opponents of voter ID laws, including the Obama administration, claim they alienate certain voters, including minorities, who may not have a state-issued ID.

On May 1, a group of individuals and civil rights groups sued to block the law before the election, claiming it violates the state constitution by infringing the “fundamental right… Read More

Cool App or Creepy Privacy Invasion?

Propublica.org  08/03/12 -  Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign’s new mobile app. The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags.

For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: “Lori C., 58 F, Democrat.”

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CHICK-FIL-A FUROR: ‘WAKE UP CALL’ FOR ‘PEOPLE OF FAITH’

 07/31/12 – Todd Starnes Fox News & Commentary  - There’s something unsettling about the public flogging of Chick-fil-A by government officials hell-bent on destroying a privately owned American company simply because of the owner’s personal opinions.

Democratic lawmakers in more than a half dozen major cities have led the charge – slandering Chick-fil-A’s owner and calling for all-out bans on the company’s expansion efforts in places like Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco.

And Chick-fil-A’s only crime – is being a family-owned company that ascribes to the teachings of the Holy Bible – a belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.

Chick-fil-A’s president has been called a bigot, a homophobe. The mayor of Washington, D.C. accused the company of peddling “hate chicken.”

Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a resolution condemning the company — and its president – Dan Cathy.

“This particular individual is rabidly homophobic and wants to deny Americans civil rights that are enjoyed by every other American,” Kenney said.

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Federal Judge Says Marriage Law Unconstitutional

OneNewsNow.com -  07/31/12 – U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford ruled Tuesday that the provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment right to equal protection.

The ruling came in the case of six married same-sex couples and a widower who sued after being denied federal benefits. The plaintiffs are from Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Advocates for homosexuals applauded the ruling but expected an appeal.

Several similar rulings have been made by courts across the country. The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle legal fights over the law.

READ MORE HERE

 

New York Churches Seek Legal Relief

02/15/2012 – CitizenLink.com -  The Alliance Defense Fund went to bat for New York City churches in federal court on Tuesday, arguing that a city policy banning them from holding worship services in public schools on weekends violates two tenets of the First Amendment.

And according to senior counsel Jordan Lorence, the hearing went fairly well; Chief Judge Loretta Preska “asked if the school district would be willing to grant some extra time for the churches to stay in the schools so she would have more time to write an opinion. I think there’s a good possibility that churches could be back in,” he said.

“We don’t know exactly what the judge will do, but I think she’s inclined to support us.”

The city evicted churches from public school buildings on Feb. 12. ADF is arguing that the city’s policy violates both the Free Exercise and Establishment clauses of the First Amendment. The Free Exercise Clause protects citizens’ right to be free of government interference in the performance of their faith; the Establishment Clause says the government will not establish an official state religion

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Learn more about the Alliance Defense… Read More

Birth-control mandate a step to abortion coverage?

02/15/12 – OneNewsNow.com - Last week, Obama announced that instead of requiring employers to cover contraception, insurance policies would be required to provide free birth-control coverage in separate agreements with the workers who want it. Even though conservatives do not see it as a compromise at all, and even though serious constitutional questions about the policy still remain, the administration refuses to budge any further.

Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) points out that exemptions are being granted to various organizations, including unions, but religious ones still face a mandate.

Matt Bowman“It seems like the only people who don’t get some type of special treatment under ObamaCare are groups that want to exercise their God-given first freedom of religious liberty,” Bowman notes.

And he suggests that imposing contraception and sterilization coverage on people of faith could be a stepping stone to mandating coverage for abortion.

“The idea imposed by the Obama administration here against religious liberty is that pregnancy is a disease,” the attorney says. “There is no principle distinction between that and requiring not only these other practices, but surgical… Read More

‘Under God’ Under Fire… Again

02/16/12 – OneNewsNow.com – The case is brought by an Acton atheist family that objects the mention of God in the pledge. The American Humanist Association (AHA) is representing the “Does” in their effort to completely bar the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts schools because of the phrase “under God.” They argue that the state constitution’s equal rights amendment supports their request because the pledge is discriminatory toward them.

But Brian Camenker of MassResistance says the constitution does not protect atheists in that manner.

Brian Camenker“It’s a very religious document written by John Adams in Constitution protects atheism is absurd,” he contends.

And if the phrase “under God” is unconstitutional, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel reasons that the use of God’s name on currency or anywhere else would also be unconstitutional.

“I believe that this is one of these frivolous lawsuits destined for ultimate dismissal,” he suggests. “But we can’t take them lightly because they chip away one little brick at a time, until ultimately, they want to have the entire house topple.”

Most of the failed court… Read More

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Sex-ed available to teens 24-7

1/7/12 – OneNewsNow.com – Smaller school budgets and other factors have reportedly inspired the creation of sites and services like Sex-Ed Loop or the Planned Parenthood-run text-chat program, ICYC (In Case You’re Curious). These texting and web services provide young users with information on sexual acts, diseases, and contraception. While critics say the information only promotes unsafe sex, advocates claim research proves the contrary. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council (FRC) says he is troubled by the fact they are set up to elude parental scrutiny.

Peter Sprigg (FRC)“Even beyond that, these sources of information do not have the kind of oversight that schools might have,” he notes. “Certainly we have problems with some of the sex education that goes on in public schools, but at least there is a certain amount of vetting that takes place there.”

According to The New York Times, Stephanie Cisneros, a Denver-area high school junior, likes ICYC because of its “immediacy and confidentiality.” But as Sprigg points out, it is difficult, if not impossible, for parents to monitor this activity.

“If their… Read More

Still Hope of Stopping Indoctrination Law

12/8/2011  – OneNewsNow.com - The leader of a Christian coalition says his group is prepared to challenge a sexual indoctrination law that is set to be implemented in California public schools next month.

Proponents of an effort to stop SB 48, the law recently approved by California’s governor that requires the state’s public schools to teach on the contributions of lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, are creating new campaigns to challenge it.

The Committee to Repeal SB 48 has filed paperwork with the state attorney general’s office to qualify the Repeal SB 48 Act, which is a referendum that would alter the law and remove references to pro-LGBT teachings. Another pending initiative is the Equality in Education Act, which was filed by the Committee for Parental Rights in Education to give parents the chance to opt their children out of the controversial lessons.

READ FULL STORY HERE

Atheists Demand That Texas Nativity Scene Be Torn Down

12/8/2011 – TheBlaze.com  – Christian pastors in Henderson County, Texas, are fighting back against atheists who are demanding that a nativity scene located on a courthouse lawn be taken down.

The group behind the complains, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, frequently targets faith and religion projects that are placed on public lands. The group sent a letter to the county that explains how a local resident, who wishes to remain nameless, is offended by the scene.

Here is some of the text from the letter (via Malakoff News):

It is our information and understanding that a large nativity scene is on display at the Henderson County Courthouse and that it is the only seasonal display on the grounds (see photo enclosed). It is unlawful for the County to maintain, erect, or host this nativity scene, thus singling out, showing preference for, and endorsing one religion. The Supreme Court has ruled it is impermissible to place a nativity scene as the sole focus of a display on government property.

We request that, as Henderson County Commissioners, you take immediate action to ensure that no religious displays are on city or county property. Please inform us in writing of… Read More

Military Bible Ban Rescinded

12/9/2011 – OneNewsNow.com – ETHESDA, MD – The Walter Reed military hospital says it has rescinded a ban on Bibles or other religious materials being used or given away during visits to wounded troops.

The ban was issued in September but only came to light last week. It said, “No religious items, i.e. Bibles, reading material and/or artifacts are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”

Iowa Congressman Steve King’s office says that when he demanded an explanation, the hospital’s senior officers told him the memo was improperly worded and would be rewritten to affirm that religious items are “welcome in the hospital, if they are welcomed by the patient.”
On its website, Walter Reed now apologizes and says the visitation policy has been rescinded, that patients’ families may bring religious materials and that religious groups won’t be barred from visiting.

READ FULL STORY HERE

American Minute with Bill Federer

September 27 – Crying “No taxation without representation,” he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party.

After the “Boston Massacre,” he spread Revolutionary sentiment with his Committees of Correspondence.  Known as “The Father of the American Revolution,” Samuel Adams, who was born SEPTEMBER 27, 1722, called for the first Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of
Independence.

A cousin of 2nd President John Adams, Samuel Adams wrote in The Rights of Colonists, 1772: “Among the natural rights of
Colonists are: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to defend them…

The supreme power cannot justly take from any man any part of his property without his consent.” As Massachusetts’ Governor, Samuel Adams wrote to James Warren, February 12, 1779: “A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the
whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to
surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

Samuel Adams ended:   “If we would enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become… Read More

Alabama Superintendent Reportedly Bans Public Prayer at High School Football Games

09/22/2011 – FoxNews.com An Alabama  superintendent is reportedly banning public prayer before high school football  games over claims by one parent that the 10-year-old practice violates the First  Amendment.

John Mullins, superintendent of Arab City Schools in  Arab, Ala., said he chose to toss out pregame prayer at Arab High School after  receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, WAAY-TV  reports.

The Wisconsin-based group reportedly wrote the  letter on behalf of an anonymous parent who objected to prayer at  games.

“Yes in our personal lives in Arab we are Christian,  but our priority is to serve the students of this school system and provide them  education” Mullins told the station. “And we at this time can’t commit the  energy and time and financial resources to battle a case we most likely will not  win.”

Mullins said the high school football games will  instead begin with a moment of silence.

“We wish we could continue praying but we can’t,” he  said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/22/alabama-superintendent-bans-public-prayer-at-high-school-football-games/?test=latestnews#ixzz1YiIrzSz9

AMERICAN MINUTE, By Bill Federer

Charles Finney died AUGUST 16, 1875. An attorney, Finney saw so many Scripture references in Blackstone’s Law Commentaries that he bought a Bible and came to faith. Charles Finney’s 1835 Revival Lectures inspired George Williams to found the YMCA-Young Men’s Christian Association-in 1844, and William Booth to found The Salvation Army in 1865. Charles Finney formed the Benevolent Empire, a network of volunteer organizations to aid poor with healthcare and social needs, which in 1834 had a budget rivaling the Federal Government. Concerning the Kingdom of God, Charles Finney wrote “Every member must work or quit. No honorary members.” While Charles Finney was president of Oberlin College, 1851-1866, it was a station on the Underground Railroad smuggling slaves to freedom and it granted the first college degree in the United States to a black woman, Mary Jane Patterson. Charles Finney wrote: “The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them…Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of… Read More

ISRAELI STRIKE ON IRAN MORE LIKELY AFTER ELECTIONS THAN NOW

Joel Rosenberg

Could Israel soon launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities despite intense White House pressure not to? The scenario portrayed in my novel, The Tehran Initiative, could still happen soon.

READ FULL STORY-GO TO JOEL’S BLOG

 

Report: APA wants to destigmatize pedophilia

08/19/11 – OneNewsNow.om -  Liberty Counsel Action’s Matt Barber attended the conference and says he felt he was on a different planet, as the presenting professionals aimed to remove pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). That would mean that pedophilia would no longer be considered a mental disorder.

“The entire focus of the event was on the victimhood of the pedophile,” Barber accounts. There was “very little concern for the children who are the victims of these individuals when they are raped, who these individuals lust after,” he adds.

And he says the experts’ discussions were focused on “destigmatizing pedophilia … removing the stigma, and the public to stop demonizing pedophiles.”

READ FULL STORY HERE

Core Alert: Obama Administration Busted

CoreReport.com – Obama HHS Spends Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on “Guerrilla Campaign” to Track Search Engine Web Traffic and Push Internet Search Engine Users to Government Website Promoting Obamacare; Propaganda Campaign Targets Key Obama Campaign Voter Demographics. We are talking $Millions In Tax Payer dollars..

Read Entire Report @ Judicial Watch Here

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton working with UN, OIC to criminalize free speech!

08/17/11 – CoreReport.com  – ACT For America press releaseSecretary of State Clinton says State Department will coordinate with OIC on legal ways to implement UN’s resolution criminalizing “defamation of religion”

Moving rapidly to criminalize telling the truth about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to encourage violence and supremacism. Free Speech Death Watch Alert, and an update on this story: “OIC/Islamophobia: OIC Observatory warned since 2009 against the growth of the extreme right in Europe, Washington plans to host a meeting on resolution opposing defamation of religions,” from the International Islamic News Agency, August 1 (thanks to all who sent this in):

JEDDAH, Ramadan 1/Aug 1 (IINA)-During the next few months, Washington plans to host a coordination meeting to discuss with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) how to implement resolution no. 16/18 on combating defamation of religions, and how to prevent stereotypes… Read More

Anti-Christian Homosexual Activist Wants Access To Your Children

08/17/11 – OneNewsNow.com …’It Gets Better Project’ headed for public schools?  Brian Camenker of MassResistance, an organization that promotes conservative values, says Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better Project” under the guise of suicide prevention for homosexual teens. In reality, he says Savage’s aim is to encourage kids to embrace their homosexuality.

“The homosexual movement discovered in the early 1990s that they could use this tactic of claiming safety or anti-bullying or anti-suicide to do anything,” Camenker notes. “They’ll scream and holler that if you don’t let them into the schools to give their program, then you favor kids killing themselves.”

READ FULL STORY HERE

New Warning About Muslim Brotherhood’s Influence on White House From…Liberal Marxist Muslim

08/17/11 – TheBlaze.com You‘ll never guess who’s now warning about a Muslim Brotherhood influence at the White House. Newt Gingrich? Nope. John Bolton? Not exactly.

Instead, it’s Canadian political activist, devout Muslim and self-described liberal Marxist, Tarek Fatah. Surprised?

Back in June, Fatah appeared at Ideacity, Canada’s “Premier meeting of the minds” to share his shocking viewpoints on both mainstream and radical Islam (including the Muslim Brotherhood). During his fascinating talk, Fatah said that “the religion of Islam is being used as a tool by a fascist force.” It is important to note that Fatah is also a Muslim. Perhaps most shocking, though, were his words about the Muslim Brotherhood and its relation to the American presidency. He said:

“Instead of bringing victory over the fascist forces of the Muslim Brotherhood, we now recognize that their infiltration is right up to the American White House, but we can’t say that.”

READ FULL STORY HERE

Federal Appeals Court Rules: Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

08/12/11 – TheBlaze.com / ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down the so-called individual mandate, siding with 26 states that had sued to block the law.

But the decision didn’t go as far as a lower court that had invalidated the entire overhaul as unconstitutional.

The states and other critics say the law violates people’s rights. The Justice Department counters that the legislative branch was exercising a “quintessential” power.

An appeals court and three federal judges have upheld the law, and two have invalidated it. Experts say the debate ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

READ FULL STORY HERE

VICTORY FOR LIFE ALERT!

08/12/11 – COREREPORT.COM – AZ , Center for Arizona Policy: Victory for Life Advocates: Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Abortion Consent Act. The Arizona Court of Appeals today upheld the Abortion Consent Act. This law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer in 2009, was enjoined by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daughton following a Planned Parenthood lawsuit.

Today’s 3-0 opinion vacates the injunction in its entirety.

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) drafted the Abortion Consent Act and is a part of the legal team defending the constitutionality of the law. The team is led by the Arizona Attorney General, Arizona House Speaker, and Alliance Defense Fund and also includes Bioethics Defense Fund and Life Legal Defense Foundation.

Key provisions that will be enacted include:

  • The state will require a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor child.
  • Women will be provided with full and accurate information by a doctor in person at least 24 hours before an abortion.
  • Medical professionals cannot be forced to perform abortions if it contradicts their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.
  • Non-doctors will not be permitted by law to perform surgical abortions.

“The Court acknowledged the Legislature’s right to pass… Read More

Mark of The Beast Unveiled…?

08/12/11 – Breitbart.comElectronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses. A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.

The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.

“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.”

READ FULL STORY HERE

Public Prayer Case Supreme Court-Bound

08/11/11 – OneNewsNow.com -  A federal appeals court ruled in favor of two Forsyth County residents who sued in 2007 after a meeting was opened with prayer in the name of Jesus. (See earlier story) But Debra Conrad, vice chair of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, tells OneNewsNow there is nothing to support the complaint that most of the county’s prayers are Christian.

Debra Conrad (Forsyth County, NC)“We have had individuals from all different denominations of Christianity, as well as other religions that are not Christian. So we’re not defending any particular faith,” she explains.

And Conrad believes the board is fighting for freedom of religion and freedom of speech in taking their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“They should be able to pray to whatever deity of their choice, because otherwise, the prayers would basically be just ‘to whom it may concern.’” not a real, legitimate prayer if they’re not being honest with their own words,” she reasons.
Commissioners voted this week to permit the Read More

‘Sharia Law Zones’ In The UK?

08/11/11 -  OneNewsNow.com – The Daily Mail reports that some communities have been bombarded with bright, yellow posters that read: “You are entering a sharia-controlled zone. Islamic rules enforced.”

The signs, which ban alcohol, music, gambling, smoking, drugs, and pornography, have already been plastered on bus stops and street lamps in certain boroughs throughout London, and Islamic extremist Anjem Choudary says he plans to flood specific Muslim and non-Muslim communities across the U.K. and “put the seeds down for an Islamic emirate in the long term.”

Mike Judge isMike Judge (Christian Institute) head of communications at The Christian Institute in Britain. He notes a real concern for small pockets of the U.K. that have become dominated by Muslim populations.

“Muslims have put up posters saying, ‘this is a sharia law zone.’ There can be no music, no television here. Everyone must wear the veil and that kind of thing,” he accounts. “It has no force of law, and the police quickly went around and took down the posters…. Read More

White House ‘Cleanse’ References to Jerusalem, Israel From Its Web Site?

08/10/11 – TheBlaze.com / Weekly Standard – On Tuesday, The Weekly Standard’s deputy online editor, Daniel Halper, made a noteworthy charge against the White House.

Following an article in which he discussed the ongoing debate over which country the U.S. believes Jerusalem is in (hint: It’s not Israel), Halper claims that the White House “cleansed” its site of references to the city being definitively tied to the Jewish homeland.

Let’s start with a recent State Department press release, highlighting the United States’ official stance on Jerusalem (Halper cites this as well):

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s position regarding American persons born in Jerusalem who wish to have passports issued that indicate their place of birth as Israel?

ANSWER: Current U.S. Government policy is that U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may not have “Israel” listed in their passports as their place of birth. See the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual 7 FAM 1300 Appendix D for further details.

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Mandatory Sex Education in NYC Schools 11 & Up

08/10/11 – FoxNews.com -  Students in New York City will be required to take sex education classes that include lessons on how to use a condom – a curriculum that the head of the school system said is long overdue.

It’s the first time in nearly two decades that middle and high school students will be forced to take the mandatory classes, according to a report first published in The New York Times.

One of the lessons includes instruction on how to properly use a condom.

“We must be committed to ensuring that both middle school and high school students are exposed to this valuable information so they can learn to keep themselves safe before, and when, they decide to have sex,” NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott wrote in a letter to principals and obtained by Fox News Radio.

Children as young as 11 years old will take part in discussions on a variety of topics ranging from the risks of unprotected sex to the appropriate age for sexual activity, the newspaper reported.

“I believe the school system has an important role to play with regard to educating our children… Read More

Abortion Drug As Dangerous To Mother As To Baby

08/04/11 – OneNewsNow.com The abortion drug RU-486 has killed and injured far more women and girls than previously thought, according to a government report that only recently surfaced.

Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America says her organization “is deeply disturbed that the  is now reporting in a very quiet, underhanded way that this drug is very dangerous. The new report shows that about 2,200 have been injured by this drug and 14 women have died.”

Concerned Women for America has said from the beginning that the drug is designed to at least kill one life, that of the baby. She says now it is known that it also kills women.

She has issued a call to action to contact the FDA and also members of Congress to let them knPenny Nance (CWA)ow that they need to put pressure on the FDA to reconsider their decision to allow RU-486 to be sold in the U.S.

RU-486 is known to cause sepsis, which is potentially lethal, but also significant blood… Read More

Missouri Makes Teach-Student Facebook ‘Friending’ Illegal

08/04/11  MSM.com -Missouri has passed a law making it illegal for state teachers to friend their students on Facebook.

Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri State Bill 54, which bans students and teachers from communicating and being “friends” on the social networking site. The law was created to prevent inappropriate relationships between children and teachers.

“Teachers cannot establish, maintain or use a work-related website unless it is available to school administrators and the child’s legal custodian, physical custodian or legal guardian,” the law states. “Teachers also cannot have a non work-related website that allows exclusive access with a current or former student.”

The law is not limited to Facebook and applies to any social networking site. Although Facebook fan pages will still be allowed, direct communication between teachers and students on the site will be banned.

Although some critics have said the concept sounds positive on the surface, they worry it may imply that teachers may not be trusted on the site without legal intervention.

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Air Force Suspends Nuclear Training Course Over Inclusion of Bible Verses

08/04/11 – TheBlaze.com - Do the Bible and nuclear military training mix? Some U.S. Air Force members and their supporters say “no way.”

Following debate, the Air Force has suspended a course that was taught by chaplains for more than 20 years after complaints that class material included Biblical passages. CNN reports:

The course, entitled, “Christian Just War Theory,” used passages from both the New and Old Testaments to make the case to missile launch officers that going to war can be a moral choice. The Christian Post sheds more light on the course’s controversial contents:

A PowerPoint presentation obtained from the course referenced scripture verses such as Hebrews 11 to show that people of faith can and have engaged in war, in a section entitled “War and Faith.” The section also cited biblical figures including Abraham, Samson and David as religious figures that fought wars in a righteous manner…

The course also taught ethical principles such as a “win at all costs will cost you.“ A nuclear ethics section encouraged trainees to consider the deadly power of nuclear… Read More

Federal Court Upholds Ban on Public Prayer

08/02/11 – CitizenLink.com - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Friday a lower court’s ban on praying in Jesus’ name before public meetings.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State initially sued North Board of Commissioners in Forsyth, North Carolina in 2007, because opening prayers mentioned Jesus more often than not.

Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, the lone dissenter in the 2-1 decision, strongly criticized his fellow jurists:

“The majority has dared to step in and regulate the language of prayer — the sacred dialogue between humankind and God. Such a decision treats prayer agnostically; reduces it to civil nicety; … Most frightfully, it will require secular legislative and judicial bodies to evaluate and parse particular religious prayers under an array of criteria. … I respectfully submit that we must maintain a sacred respect of each religion, and when a group of citizens comes together, as does the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and manifests that sacred respect — allowing the prayers of each to be spoken in the religion’s own voice — we must be glad to let it be.”

“America’s founders… Read More

New Bill = More Government Power = More Spending in 2012 Than in 2011

08/03/11 – Jim Schubert, CoreReport.com  – Interesting perspective on our debt solution. Must be a trick question…Let’s say I’m already in debt, so much that I have to keep borrowing money everyday just to pay my bills. Now, If my income stays the same or declines while my expenses and spending go up, how does this help me to reduce my debt levels or reduce my need to borrow even more money, to balance my budget?

OBAMACARE: Insurers Must Cover Birth Control, Including “Morning After” Abortion Pill

08/01/11 – WASHINGTON (YahooNews.com / AP) — Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

The requirement is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women’s preventive care under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual “well-woman” physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy, counseling on domestic violence, and other services.

“These historic guidelines are based on science and existing (medical) literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

READ FULL STORY HERE

Case against GOV. Perry’s Prayer Event Dismissed

07/29/11 – OneNewsNow.com -  A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed to block Texas Governor Rick Perry from having a role in an upcoming prayer event in Houston.

U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller on Thursday afternoon ruled that the group of atheists and agnostics that filed the suit, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, did not have standing to sue. The plaintiffs argued that Perry’s day of prayer and fasting would violate the Constitution. The event, called The Response, is scheduled for August 6.

Perry defended the event, comparing it to President Barack Obama’s participation in the National Day of Prayer. He said “my prayer is that the courts will find that the First Amendment is still applicable to the governor.”

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U.N. Group Stands Up for Children’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Including Abortion

07/29/11 CNSNEWS.COM -   “In order to fully recognise young people’s sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to choose, we must achieve universal access to safe and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health care services, including access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings,” the document states.

The phrase “reproductive health care services” includes abortion, which the statement further underscores.

READ FULL STORY HERE

Officials Order Home Owner to Take Down Yard Cross

07/29/11 – TheBlaze.com -  A First Amendment battle is brewing in Livingston, New Jersey, after officials told a local resident to take down a cross he had placed on a tree in his front yard.

These events unfolded after neighbors complained and officials upheld a littering ordinance that prohibits citizens from posting anything on structures, including trees. The regulation is breached if posted items are “calculated to attract the attention of the public.”

Patrick Racaniello’s cross apparently violated this stipulation. One neighbor, Toni Tremarco, complained to the media, saying, “I live three houses up and I don’t like having the cross staring right at me.” Below, watch an WABC-TV report on this intriguing situation:

READ FULL STORY HERE

Atheist Group Files Lawsuit Against Display of WTC Cross at 9/11

07/27/11 – FoxNews.com -  A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit claiming the display of the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan is unconstitutional, calling it a “mingling of church and state.”

The American Atheists, which advocates an “absolute separation” of government and religion, filed the lawsuit Monday to stop the display of the cross, arguing that it should not be included if “no other religions or philosophies will be honored,” according to a statement on the group’s website.

The cross, which consists of two intersecting steel beams that were found intact in the rubble at Ground Zero, was initially constructed on a side of a church in lower Manhattan. The cross was then placed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum during a ceremony over the weekend.

“The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn’t be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that… Read More

Texas Lawmaker Calls for Congressional Probe Into Ban of Christian Prayers at Military Funerals

07/26/11 – FoxNews.com – A Texas lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation of the Houston National Cemetery after he went undercover and determined that cemetery officials are still preventing Christian prayers at the funerals of military veterans.

“The Obama administration continues to try to prevent the word ‘God’ from being used at the funerals of our heroes,” said. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).

“It’s unacceptable and I’m going to put a stop to it as fast as humanly possible,” Culberson told Fox News Radio. He attended a burial service at the cemetery undercover on July 8, when he says he witnessed volunteer members of the honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars being prohibited from using any references to God.

“The Obama administration had told the nation and me they were not interfering with the prayer said over the graves of veterans,” he said. “And I went undercover to personally verify that claim.” VA officials have strongly denied they’ve banned any religious speech – and have offered support for Arleen Ocasio, the cemetery’s director.

“The idea that invoking the name of God or Jesus is banned… Read More

Obama Says it’s ‘Tempting’ To Be a Dictator, but…

07/26/11 – GlennBeck.com – An interesting perspective from America’s Commander In Chief – Please listen to this audio from brother Glenn, very carefully,  and pass it along to friends, family and colleagues you know and love and who love this great nation of ours. As we move closer and closer to the edge, this imposter is rallying his troops to form that “citizen military force – greater than our armed forces” like he promised. CLICK HERE NOW TO LISTEN

Defending Marriage When President Won’t

07/26/11 – OneNewsNow.com – Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill that affirm congressional support for traditional marriage and religious liberty. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) offered one measure Thursday night that would prohibit the reemergence of a recently rescinded Navy directive that would allow Navy chaplains to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.

“We need to protect the rights of our pastors from this really radical agenda that’s coming out of this White House,” he contends.

Tim HuelskampThe Navy chief of chaplains announced earlier this year that military chaplains who desire to perform weddings for same-sex couples would be allowed to do so following the repeal of the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The directive says chaplains could perform such ceremonies in states where homosexual “marriage” is legal. (See earlier story)

Huelskamp believes President Obama continues to stand in the way of traditional marriage initiatives.

READ FULL STORY HERE

Supporting 10th Amendment, Gov. Perry “Fine” with NY Gay Marriage

07/22/11 TheBlaze.com Rumored Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he’s “fine” with New York’s recent passage of gay marriage — because he supports states’ rights.

Speaking at an Aspen, Colo. forum Friday, Perry called himself an “unapologetic social conservative” who personally opposes gay marriage, but is also a firm believer in the 10th Amendment, the Associated Press reported.

“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” Perry said. “That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”

CBN News’ The Brody Report observed some of the potential problems that could arise from Perry’s comments with his evangelical base:

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UPDATE: US DVA Censorship Bans “God”, “Jesus” In Prayers

07/22/11 – OneNewsNow.com -  As previously reported on OneNewsNow, Liberty Institute has filed suit on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and The National Memorial Ladies over allegations of religious hostility and unlawful censorship by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its director of the Houston National Cemetery.
The suit accuses officials of closing the cemetery chapel and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from prayers during veterans’ burial services, unless families put their requests in writing and submit prayers for pre-approval. But in a brief filed in federal court, the VA denies the allegations.

Hiram Sasser (Liberty Legal)“The Department of Veterans Affairs, instead of fixing this religious censorship … and  now as liars,” reports Hiram Sasser, Liberty Institute director of litigations. “And it’s absolutely outrageous that they would attack these veterans, whose only thing they’ve ever done is that they have served… Read More

62% of Americans Surveyed Say Marriage = 1 Man & 1 Woman

07/20/11 – CoreReport.comADF concludes comprehensive surveys and focus groups with affirming results supporting marriage union is defined as one man and one woman.  Watch Video Here:

FAST & FURIOUS UPDATE: New Gun Rules = Government Control

07/14/11 – Congressman Says Fast & Furious Was Obama Administration Conspiracy to Regulate and List Gun Owners- Calls on Holder to Resign – Watch This Video


07/2/11 – TheBlaze.com – A few days ago, the Blaze reported on the low-key plans of the Obama administration to increase the penalties for certain gun law violations, and add steps to the background checks for legal gun ownership.

Today the administration’s plans are beginning to come into effect. Through an Executive Order, the Obama administration is implementing new restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in border states, and increasing the penalties for violating certain firearms laws

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Fox News is reporting on the purpose of the gun control executive orders:

“In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers… Read More

White House: Obama Supports Bill to Repeal Federal Gay Marriage Ban

07/20/11 – FoxNews.com WASHINGTON — As a leading Senate Democrat prepares for hearings this week on repealing the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the White House on Tuesday threw its support to overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Obama administration has already said it won’t defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court because it concludes it’s unconstitutional. But Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday went further, saying President Obama is “proud to support” the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to overturn the 15-year-old law.

“The president has long called for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on the lives of real people, our families, friends and neighbors,” Carney said in his daily briefing with reporters.

Feinstein, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is hosting the hearing, said she is under no illusion that overturning the ban will be easy, but she does think the public is ready for a change.

“I think eyes have opened. More and… Read More

Gov. Rick Perry Continues With Prayer Event Plans, Says He Wants ‘God’s Will to Be Done’

07/16/11  TheBlaze.com -  A group of Texas atheists may be suing to stop Gov. Rick Perry’s involvement in “The Response,” an upcoming day of prayer and fasting, but their efforts have done little to shake the Republican politician’s faith and determination. Perry is sticking by his original plans to be involved in the massive Christian event on August 6 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. On Thursday, he appeared on “Today’s Issues,” a program on the American Family Radio Network, to reiterate the gathering’s spiritual importance.

According to CBN News’ The Brody Report, Perry told hosts Tony Perkins and Tim Wildmon that the prayer event will be about asking God to forgive all of us “for the sins that we have committed.” When asked what he wants the event to accomplish, he says he wants “God’s will to be done.”

Perry‘s statements don’t just apply to the general public; he believes they apply to him as well, explaining that he wants, “God helping me, guiding me, giving me direction.” Below, listen to the complete interview:

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‘Net neutrality’ won’t curb offensive media

07/15/11 – OneNewsNow -  Virtually all news, media and communication today are migrating to the Internet, and Seton Motley of Less Government and StopNetRegulation.org predicts that almost all of it will exclusively be on the web in the not-too-distant future. That is where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its December 2010 approval of net neutrality comes into play.

“Net neutrality is their one-stop shop for future censorship,” Motley suggests.

Seton MotleyWhile the FCC plans to do away with the Fairness Doctrine this August, he contends that the commission is really just replacing one bad regulation with another. Meanwhile, technology has already rendered the former moot.

“Ten years from now,” he says, “when you get in your car, it’s not going to be an over-the-air broadcast radio in your dashboard; it’s going to be an Internet radio.”

And while net neutrality catches radio, the conservative media watchdog points out that more and more television is being produced for the Internet, which is likely leading the U.S. to a situation where attempting to fight programs that people may not agree with will… Read More

Gov. approves ‘sexual brainwashing bill’ to Teach Gay History

07/15/11 – OneNewsNow.com – Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed S.B. 48, making California the first state in the country to pass such legislation. The law, authored by homosexual Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, requires that textbooks be re-written to include information about LGBT Americans and present them in a positive light.

Commentators warn that the measure, which requires no parental notification and does not allow parents to opt their children out, will affect students as you as six years old. But Earl DeVries, a former candidate for state Senate, explains that other schools will be affected as well because California is one of the states that purchases the most textbooks.

Earl DeVries“I feel sorry for those states because we’ve not done a good job defending our families and our children, and we have the wrong kind of people in Sacramento,” he laments. “And this is the consequence of our lack of involvement.”

Brown announced in a written statement that the bill “revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education,” and he urged that “history should be honest.” The governor further assured that… Read More

Judge Halts Illinois From Cutting Funding To Catholic Charities Over Gay Parent Stance

07/14/11 – TheBlaze.com – Four Catholic Charities regional groups have been granted the right continue their adoption and foster program services in Illinois for at  least another month thanks to Judge John Schmidt‘s decision to refuse allowing the state to cut funds based off the organization’s resistance to placing children with gay and unwed couples. Chicago Tribune:

“The judge set Aug. 15 for a full-scale hearing. In the meantime, he said, children in Catholic Charities‘ care will not be shifted to other social service agencies because that could risk ’irreparable injury.’

Catholic Charities argued the state’s interpretation of the civil union law is discriminatory because it would require placing children with gay or unwed couples. Such an action would violate religious protections built into the law, said attorney Tom Brejcha, who represented the group.”

The move comes after the state’s decision two days earlier to decline renewing a five decade relationship with the organization that serves nearly 2,000 foster children and their caseworkers.

“It’s a surprise. But it’s also very disturbing. The impact on the children in Catholic Charities care will be catastrophic,” said a… Read More

Religious Freedom Group Sues Perry Over Planned All-Day Prayer Event in Texas

07/13/11 – FoxNews.com -  A Wisconsin-based religious freedom group is suing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential contender, in an effort to block his promotion of and participation in an all-day Christian prayer event to be held Aug. 6, arguing that it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

The Freedom From Religious Foundation, which claims more than 16,000 members, including 700 in Texas, filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday in Houston, contending that Perry’s actions violate the Constitution’s Establishment Clause by “giving the appearance that the government prefers evangelical Christian religious beliefs over other religious beliefs and non-beliefs.”

“We always say, beware prayer by pious politicians,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, who co-directs the group with her husband, Dan Barker, a former evangelical Christian minister who is now an atheist.

“Nothing fails like prayer,” she said. “It’s the ultimate political cop-out.”

The lawsuit, which comes as Perry flirts with joining the field of GOP presidential contenders, notes that the plaintiffs are “nonbelievers who support the free exercise of religion, but strongly oppose the government establishment and endorsement of religion, including prayer and fasting,… Read More

Political Islam’s War on the West

CoreReport.com 07/09/11 – Thank you AFA for making this fascinating Truth-based intel on what every Christian home needs to know. AFA states “In spite of being involved in a war on terror, most Americans know little about Islam, the Qur’an and the life of Mohammed. Within just 100 years of Mohammed’s death, his followers conquered the lands from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, including North Africa, the Holy Land, Persia and Spain.”

Now we ask: “What will the political forces within Islam mean for the future of the world?”

In Political Islam’s War on the West, William J. Federer leads a fascinating adventure through time as he recounts the events, personalities and conflicts that form a cohesive picture of the struggle between Islam and the West.

Watch Trailer Here

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United Nations Pushing Agenda Dangerous To Children

CoreReport.com - 07/09/11 - NEW YORK, July 7 (C-FAM) In advance of the UN youth conference later this month, the International Planned Parenthood Federation released two new publications on abortion and sexual rights for youth. The new documents are the latest part of the organization’s larger campaign targeted at teenagers and older children.

The sexual rights guide “Exclaim!” calls for a cornucopia of sexuality and gender protections and entitlements under the guise of international law. “Governments must respect, protect and fulfill all sexual rights for young people,” the publication states.

The guide is designed as a tool to help young people become sex advocates.

Although no right to sex or sexual pleasure exists in binding international documents, the guide goes through a list of human rights found in international law and explains how they can be read as sexual rights. Under the “right to know and learn” includes “bringing an end to abstinence-only sex education programs and promoting evidence informed approaches to comprehensive sexuality education.”

Comprehensive sexuality education, as defined by IPPF in the guide, goes well beyond biology to include ideology on gender, identity, and … Read More

Judges Push Radical Agenda On Military

07/09/11 – OneNewsNow.com – “Radical” and “disturbing” – that’s how one conservative law group is describing this week’s federal court decision calling for the immediate lifting of the military’s ban against openly homosexual personnel.

The three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the United States government to lift the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, pointing to Congress’ decision to repeal the policy last year. The Pentagon stated they are currently studying the ruling and will follow the court order, and will take steps to inform military officers in the field.

Daniel Blomberg is the litigation staff counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund.”…This decision…effectively stops the law from being in effect nationwide, worldwide,” says Blomberg. “So during a time of international conflict, our military is being forced by the judicial system — and unfortunately by the Obama administration’s Justice Department — to implement a change rapidly they’re not prepared to implement. It’s a very disturbing development for our military.”

The ADF counsel explains that the Ninth Circuit hasn’t declared DADT unconstitutional yet, and the hearing on the… Read More

White House Mum on When Obama Learned of DOJ’s Gun-Running Scheme

07/07/11 – CNSNews.com – White House Spokesman Jay Carney has failed to follow-up on a statement he made at the June 27 White House briefing that he would get back to a reporter with the exact date that President Barack Obama first became aware of  “Operation Fast and Furious,” a botched sting operation in which U.S. officials knowingly allowed smugglers to buy guns at licensed U.S. firearms dealers.

“I’ll have to get back to you,” Carney said at the briefing. ”I don’t have an exact date for you.”

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Fate of ‘Gay’ Glorification Bill Up To Gov. Brown

07/07/11 – OneNewsNow.com A California pro-family leader is calling on Governor Jerry Brown to veto a bill that would force public schools to promote the homosexual agenda and impact schools throughout the country.

State lawmakers approved S.B. 48 in a 49-25 vote, with the approval of just one Republican — Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who is running for the San Diego mayoral seat. The measure would mandate the state’s public schools to teach on the accomplishments of lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender (LGBT) figures, and it will force teachers to present those individuals in a positive light. With lawmakers’ approval, the bill now heads to the desk of the governor, who has 12 days to sign or veto it.

“Now he is looking at something very sensitive to parents — their little children,” notes Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com. “Everyone needs to call Jerry Brown…. He’s 73 years old; he remembers when academics were taught in the government school system in California and social engineering was not. schools were a lot better then, and now they’re not.”

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Texas Yanks Planned Parenthood Funding

07/02/11 OneNewNow.com – Texas has passed a bill defunding Planned Parenthood, making it the seventh state to do so. The bill sends $47 million in tax funds to other organizations that provide medical services to poor women.

Jonathan Saenz of Liberty Institute calls Monday’s vote in Austin a “defining moment” in Texas for the pro-life movement.

“This legislation particularly takes away funding from groups that provide abortions and are affiliates for abortions, and it also prioritizes family-planning money in a way that it goes to organizations that provide comprehensive healthcare for women in the state of Texas, which Planned Parenthood does not do,” the Institute representative says.

Jonathan SaenzPlanned Parenthood has sued Indiana and Kansas for passage of defunding bills in those states. Saenz says the Texas measure (S.B. 7) should withstand legal scrutiny.

“Well, it’s unfortunate that there are frivolous lawsuits out there the state of Texas has done a very good job with folks in our organization and others to make sure that we have language in place that will stand up to any… Read More

Unlicensed, Unregulated, Uninspected – and Very Dangerous Judge blocks the Kansas abortion safety law

07/02/11 – CoreReport.com - KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ – The following is Operation Rescue’s statement on the ruling this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia blocking the new abortion safety law that went into effect today. Quote is attributable to Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue.

    Today a Federal judge overruled the will of the people, the State Legislature, and the Governor of Kansas by blocking enforcement of a new law that would have provided minimum safety standards for abortion clinics.

    Two abortion clinics, which have never been inspected, continue to dangerously operate, placing the lives and health of women in danger. One other abortion clinic, Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood faces 107 criminal charges related to illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover up their crimes.

    Let’s not forget why Kansas has been trying since 2003 to implement abortion safety standards. During that time, Operation Rescue has documented numerous botched abortions and at least one patient death along with a myriad of other abortion abuses. Kansas has one of the worst abortion health and safety records in the country.

    It is ironic that… Read More

America’s CEO Selling Raffle Tickets

SCHUBERT – CoreReport.com Bunker - You just can’t make this stuff up – just when you think you have seen it all…The other day a Core Intel alliance forwarded an email they had received. The email was  “From Barack Obama” …It was A heart-felt personal solicitation from the President of the Greatest Free Nation encouraging him to fund his re-election campaign through raffle tickets…

QUOTE   “If you haven’t thrown your name in the hat yet, make a donation of $5 or more before midnight tonight — you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of our guests. I wanted to say thank you before the midnight deadline passes. And I’m looking forward to thanking four of you in person over dinner sometime soon.”

Like most of us who have an email address, I get a plethora of different offers, spam, etc..but I have to tell you, this is the first time the President, himself has taken the time out of his busy schedule to sell me and millions of other people a raffle ticket for 5-bucks for a chance to Win… Read More

Halt to Deportation of Citizen’s Same-Sex Partner Is Abuse of Presidential Power

7/01/11 FoxNews.com The federal decision to stop deportation proceedings against a Venezuela-born New Jersey man who legally married his same-sex partner in the United States — effectively recognizing gay marriage — is an “abuse of executive authority” by the Obama administration, immigration experts told FoxNews.com.

Henry Velandia, a 27-year-old professional salsa dancer from Caracas now living in New Jersey, legally married U.S. citizen Josh Vandiver, 30, in Connecticut last year, but due to the Defense of Marriage Act — a 1996 federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman — Vandiver was not allowed to sponsor Velandia for a green card in the same way a heterosexual person could for his or her spouse. The Department of Homeland Security nevertheless decided to drop deportation efforts against him Wednesday.

Velandia told FoxNews.com that Wednesday’s ruling was a “big, uplifting moment” and the product of a year’s worth of hard work on behalf of the couple’s attorney, Lavi Soloway.

“I can now be with Josh, my husband, in this country without fear of being torn apart,” he said on Friday. “It’s like our first day… Read More

Surprise…US recognizes Muslim Brotherhood

06/30/11 – Politico.com The U.S. has decided to formally resume contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group – which does not recognize Israel – in a move that could further alienate some Jewish voters already skeptical of President Barack Obama, it was reported.

One senior U.S. official said the Brotherhood’s rise in political prominence after the forced departure of former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year makes the American contact necessary.

Update w/Video: Houston VA Cemetery Censors God & Jesus From Funerals

06/29/11 – TheBlaze.comEarlier today The Blaze covered a breaking story out of Houston, where three different veterans groups have filed suit against the Veterans Administration, alleging a First Amendment violation when the VA censored the memorial services at the Houston National Cemetery by prohibiting words like ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’ from being spoken during funerals.

Arleen Ocascio, the director of the VA cemetery in Houston who told groups that they cannot use specific religious language on the property, has been offered the opportunity to respond to this story and has not yet returned our calls. Ms. Ocascio has informed other media outlets that she cannot comment on any issue currently being litigated. In the meantime, calls for Ocascio’s resignation or termination are building.

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Compromise on Pledge of Allegiance in Oregon Town…?

6/28/11 – FoxNews.com An Oregon town’s City Council voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting, but later passed a compromise that seemed to make no one happy.

The approved measure allows the pledge to be recited at just four Eugene City Council meetings a year, those closest to the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.

It was supposed to be simple, but Councilman Mike Clark soon found out when you’re dealing with God and country, nothing in Eugene is easy.

Clark says all he wanted to do was unite the council and show his more conservative constituents that in this city where diversity is celebrated, their more traditional values also are important.

“It’s a little ironic to see those who have championed the idea of tolerance be less tolerant on this question,” Clark Said. Mayor Kitty Piercy called the Pledge of Allegiance divisive. “If there’s one thing the flag stands for,” Piercy says, “it’s that people don’t have to be compelled to say the Pledge of Allegiance or anything else.”

Under Clark’s proposal, saying the pledge … Read More

Is George Soros Trying To Stack the Courts?

06/27/11 – FoxNews.com - Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty.

But a less well-known Soros priority — replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee — now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts.

Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead.

Soros has spent several million dollars in the past decade in an attempt to get more states to scrap elections and adopt the merit method. Supporters say it would allow judges to focus on interpreting the law rather than on raising campaign funds and winning elections.

“Merit selection would end the money race and get judges out of the fundraising business,” Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts — a group that has received money from Soros’ Open Society Institute — told FoxNews.com.

But critics say… Read More

NY GOP Caves…Gay Marriage Legalized

06/25/11 – OnNewsNow.com / AP – NEW YORK – Homosexuals and their supporters are celebrating in New York after a handful of Republican state senators surrendered to pressure to legalize gay marriage in that state.

As the Associated Press reported last night, “champagne corks popped, rainbow flags flapped and crowds embraced and danced in the streets of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village as New York became the sixth and largest state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.”

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill shortly before midnight Friday, almost 42 years to the day that the modern-day gay rights movement was born amid violent encounters between police and gay activists at the Stonewall Inn.

Hundreds who gathered inside and outside the landmark bar erupted in celebration after the Republican-led state Senate cast the decisive vote. The final count was 33 to 29.

Amid Friday’s celebration, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and bishops around the state released a statement condemning the passage of the law by the Legislature, saying they were “deeply disappointed and troubled.”

“Our society must regain what it appears to have lost - a true understanding … Read More

WARNING: Administration Plans to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants…While America Sleeps

06/25/11 – FoxNews.com – Eight Republican senators and an independent group that supports tighter limits on immigration are warning that the Obama administration is drafting a plan to “unilaterally” issue blanket amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants as it struggles to win support in Congress for an overhaul of immigration laws.

The senators who wrote the White House on Monday say they are concerned that the administration is readying a “Plan B” in case a comprehensive reform bill cannot win enough support to clear Congress.

“It seems more real than just bullying (Republicans) into a bill — that it’s a plan that they can actually put forward … circumventing Congress,” an aide told FoxNews.com on Wednesday.

In their letter, the senators — Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; David Vitter, R-La.; Jim Bunning, R-Ky.; Saxby Chambliss, Ga.; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; James Inhofe, R-Okla.; and Thad Cochran, R-Miss. — urge the president to “abandon” what they say is a move to “unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States.”

“Such a move would further erode the American public’s… Read More

Shocking! Indoctrination Facts Every American Parent Needs Know

Watch This Now and Share. Thank you AFA for making America aware of this shocking but true documentary unveiling the indoctrination of our children. OneNewsNow.com -  A filmmaker and home-schooling father explains the problems with public education in a new documentary to be released this summer. Watch Trailer – Click Here

In IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America, Scottish-born producer Colin Gunn gives an answer to the education woes: Christ. Now living in Texas with his wife and children, Gunn tells OneNewsNow the only solution is found in the Bible.

“‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ (Proverbs 1:7), and if we want education, it has to be grounded in God’s Word,” he contends. “And that is certainly not what we have in the public schools.”

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Feds Sell Thousands of Guns to Drug Cartels Then Call for Gun Control

Core Report Investigates -  Is it possible that US Feds could really be so ignorant or is it something more sinister? Conspiracy groups are convinced it’s a sick and twisted plot to dismantle Our 2nd Amendment Rights…you decide.

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Stand for Marriage…You’re Not Alone

Cathy Herrod, President-Center for Arizona Policy

Most of the popular culture would have you think that if you believe in the true definition of marriage, you are part of a small minority. A new comprehensive study by the Alliance Defense Fund suggests otherwise. In what is likely the most extensive national research survey of its kind, ADF and Public Opinion Strategists found that 62 percent of Americans believe that “marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman.”

This actually shouldn’t come as a shock. When this issue has been before the voters, 31 states have voted to protect marriage in their state constitution – like Arizona did in 2008. Reality is that we have much to be hopeful about in our battle to preserve the definition of marriage.

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The United States of Islam…

06/25/11 – TheBlaze.com -  Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Calls on Arab Youth to Launch a New Revolution in the West & Establish a Global Islamic State…MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) reports that in an “interview with the Egyptian daily Al-Shorouq, Dr. Kamal Al-Helbawy, former Muslim Brotherhood spokesman in the West, called upon the Arab youth to launch a new revolution that would eliminate the borders drawn by imperialist nations and bring about the establishment of a global Islamic state – called ‘The United States of Islam.’ According to Al-Helbawy, the Muslim Brotherhood is active in approximately 80 countries and strives to realize the dream of becoming a global organization.”

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New York Legalizes Gay Marriage

06/25/11 – FoxNews.com – New York became the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law late Friday night. Gay weddings will begin in 30 days.

The state Senate voted late Friday in favor of a gay marriage bill, which was backed by four Republicans and 29 Democrats in the GOP-controlled Senate. The Democratic-controlled Assembly, which had approved an earlier version, passed the Senate’s stronger religious exemptions in the measure Friday.

“We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states,” said Sen. Thomas Duane, a Democrat.

Gay rights advocates are hoping the vote will galvanize the movement around the United States and help it regain momentum after an almost identical bill was defeated here in 2009 and similar measures failed in 2010 in New Jersey and this year in Maryland and Rhode Island.

Under Pressure, W.H. Releases DNC Secret Meet Names

Politico Reports - The March 7 meeting in the Blue Room of the residence has drawn attention and criticism because most of the attendees were donors or fundraisers and the session was arranged by the DNC. Good-government advocates said hosting the event at the White House was ill-advised.

“There’s a pretty clear line — or there should be a clear line,” Meredith McGehee of the Campaign Legal Center, which presses for tighter controls on campaign finance, recently told POLITICO. “I don’t have a problem with the president inviting Wall Street people to the White House to discuss policy, but why does it need to be DNC-sponsored? I think that’s what raises the eyebrows. Even if it’s not a fundraiser, it’s a cultivation.”

President ‘Becoming an Absolute Monarch’ on war powers, Dem says

06/24/11 – THEHILL.com - By Pete Kasperowicz - A House Democrat warned Friday that the U.S. president is becoming an “absolute monarch” on matters related to the authority to start a war. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Congress must act to limit funding for military operations in Libya in order to correct that trend.

“We have been sliding for 70 years to a situation where Congress has nothing to do with the decision about whether to go to war or not, and the president is becoming an absolute monarch,” Nadler said on the floor. “And we must put a stop to that right now, if we don’t want to become an empire instead of a republic.

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Gov. Perry Heeds Will of Texans: Says No to TSA Groping

06/21/11 – CoreReport.com – AUSTIN, Texas, June 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — After being confronted in person and on videotape by TSATyranny.com co-founder Wesley Strackbein to add the TSA anti-groping bill to the Special Session at a June 18th New Orleans book signing, Texas Gov. Rick Perry concluded that it was time to lend his belated support to the Travelers’ Dignity Act, which he called to the Special Session late yesterday afternoon.

“We are grateful that Gov. Perry — following a disappointing flip-flop — heard the cry of his constituents and did what he said he would do: bring the TSA bill to the floor of the Texas legislature,” Strackbein stated.

Strackbein’s appeal to the Governor was echoed by Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) who wrote a pull-no-punches open letter to Perry on Monday morning in which he expressed his growing frustration.

“Texans overwhelmingly support this measure as I am sure your office can attest. And the Legislature is ready to pass it as soon as you call the bill,” wrote Simpson. “Gov. Perry, there remains only for you to call the bill. Any… Read More

SHOCKING – CAUTION: The War Against Girls

06/21/11 – Wallstreet Journal -  Since the late 1970s, 163 million female babies have been aborted by parents seeking sons. Mara Hvistendahl is worried about girls. Not in any political, moral or cultural sense but as an existential matter. She is right to be. In China, India and numerous other countries (both developing and developed), there are many more men than women, the result of systematic campaigns against baby girls. In “Unnatural Selection,” Ms. Hvistendahl reports on this gender imbalance: what it is, how it came to be and what it means for the future.

In nature, 105 boys are born for every 100 girls. This ratio is biologically ironclad. Between 104 and 106 is the normal range, and that’s as far as the natural window goes. Any other number is the result of unnatural events.

Yet today in India there are 112 boys born for every 100 girls. In China, the number is 121—though plenty of Chinese towns are over the 150 mark. China’s and India’s populations are mammoth enough that their outlying sex ratios have skewed the global average to a biologically impossible 107…. Read More

NBC Removes ‘Under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance

06/21/11 – CoreReport.com -  WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ – In their broadcast of the US Open Golf Tournament yesterday, NBC removed the phrase “under God” from a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Christian Defense Coalition contends this was no accident and calls for the network to “fully explain” their motivation in removing the phrase.

An apology by NBC saying they “are sorry if anyone was offended” does not go far enough in addressing this troubling and deliberate rewriting of history and the removal of the mention of God from the public square.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, states;

“Like most Americans, I was stunned to see NBC remove the expression ‘under God’ from a televised reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.  It is troubling to see a major television network deliberately remove the mention of God from the public square and rewrite history.

“It is clear that this was not an accident and the pathetic apology NBC offered to the public is not enough in addressing this controversy.

“The Christian Defense Coalition demands that NBC give a full… Read More

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“Powerful” Impress Faith On Your Kids..

Core Parents – Mark Holman, Author or this great new book that helps parent to be equipped to build a faith that lasts in the lives of their kids has a great message to share. Click Here Now to view video clip

Book Summary: Parents want to be involved in the spiritual development of their kids, but where do they begin? How can we help them? Mark Holmen points out that passing your faith to the next generation is significant and encourages parents to build their home on Deuteronomy 6:7. Going beyond the why of passing faith to the next generation, the author gives practical tools for parents to use in sharing faith with their children. His desire for parents to succeed is evident as he shares personal letters with a parent who struggles, as all parents do, to practice this in daily life. Parents will gain a better understanding of God’s plan for passing faith to the next generation and learn practical ways to make… Read More

CORE REPORT FEATURED ON AFA’S ONE NEWS NOW – Teachers union funds controversial ‘gender identity’ curriculum

06/15/11 – OneNewsNow.com - A pro-family leader in California says it’s alarming that the teachers union in his state is paying for a sexual indoctrination course for elementary students.

gender confusion smallAll students at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland were instructed by Gender Spectrum, a Bay Area-based organization that hosts training events and consultations aimed at questioning the role of gender in society. Students were encouraged to question whether there were such things as “boy colors” or “toys just for girls.” A Gender Spectrum instructor read to the students a book titled My Princess Boy — a story about a boy who liked to wear dresses.

Jim Schubert of The Core Report explains that the organization encourages radical methods of experimentation, including placing gender-neutral restrooms in schools.

“Here’s another one,” he offers. “‘Mix up gender language when reading stories to your kids.’ What is that about? Help kids understand that the only thing that is normal in our world is a variation?”

The program at Redwood Heights Elementary was funded through a… Read More

FREEDOM WINS! Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Union Law

06/14/11  CNSNews.com -  MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s polarizing union rights law will take effect, thanks to a sharply divided ruling by the state Supreme Court that determined a judge overstepped her authority when she voided the governor’s plan to curb collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

The ruling Tuesday evening was a major victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who said the law was needed to help address the state’s $3.6 billion budget shortfall. His proposal — which drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to the state Capitol for weeks earlier this year — thrust Wisconsin to the forefront of a national debate over labor rights.

In a 4-3 decision that included a blistering dissent, the Supreme Court ruled that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped when she declared the law void last month. Sumi sided with a lawsuit that claimed Republicans didn’t provide proper public notice of a meeting that helped get the original legislation approved after Democratic senators fled the state to prevent a vote.

Walker claimed that the law, which also requires public employees to pay more for their… Read More

California School District Cancels Fundraiser After Submission of Scripture-Inscribed Bricks

06/15/11 – FoxNews.com -  A California school district has canceled a fundraising program featuring memorial bricks, scuttling proceeds of $45,000, after two women submitted Bible verses in their tributes.

The two women, Lou Ann Hart and Sheryl Caronna, had filed a court complaint in January against the Desert Sands Unified School District after the district blocked them from placing the Bible verses on bricks to be installed in walkways at Palm Desert High School in Palm Desert, Calif., about 10 miles east of Palm Springs. The women sought an injunction against the district to compel it to allow the scripture bricks.

Instead, school district officials have decided to rescind the fundraiser and refund money of every community group or individual who purchased a memorial brick, according to a court filing last week with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The move has angered advocates of religious freedom in the public sphere.

“Christians should be allowed to express themselves on public school campuses just like everyone else,” David Cortman, an attorney for… Read More

Alabama Senate Legislature Sends Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to Governor

CoreReport.com 06/10/11 – WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — With less than 30 minutes before the midnight deadline, the Alabama legislature sent the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to Governor Robert Bentley’s desk for his signature. “Modern medical science furnishes us with compelling evidence that unborn children recoil from painful stimuli, that their stress hormones increase when they are subjected to any painful stimuli, and that they require anesthesia for fetal surgery,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). “Therefore, the states have a compelling interest in protecting unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion. We strongly encourage Governor Bentley to make Alabama the fifth state to recognize this obligation by signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law.”
The Alabama House, led by Representative Rich, passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection bill with a vote of 69-19. The Alabama’s Senate, led by Senator Beason, passed the bill by a vote of 26-5.
As drafted by National Right to Life’s state legislation department, the model Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain except when the mother “has a… Read More

Fairness Doctrine to be Removed from Federal Regulations

CitizenLink.com 06/10/11 - At the age of 62, it appears that broadcasting’s no-longer-enforced Fairness Doctrine is about to be taken off the books.

The policy required radio and TV stations to air both sides of controversial issues. It made sense in broadcasting’s infancy, when most communities only had one or a few stations. Even though the idea was abandoned in the 1980s, it was never removed from the list of regulations. Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have suggested bringing it back — an obvious ploy to force radio stations to carry liberal talk shows in proportion to conservative talk shows, knocking some of the latter off the air.

Now, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has indicated a willingness to remove the Fairness Doctrine language from the record.

“I fully support deleting the Fairness Doctrine and related provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations, so that there can be no mistake that what has been a dead letter is truly dead,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wrote to Rep. Fred. Upton, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. “I … anticipate that the process… Read More

Scripture Verses Too Much for Calif. School

OneNewsNow.com 06/10/11 - A California high school has shut down a memorial brick paver fundraiser just because two Christian women wanted Bible verses on the bricks they purchased.

brick pavers with scripture (photo compliments of ADF)Lou Ann Hart and Sheryl Caronna submitted requests and contributed several hundred dollars to purchase brick pavers with engraved scriptures. The pavers were to be placed along walkways at Palm Desert High School. Last August, after the bricks were made — but before they were installed — the women were informed that because of the religious messages on the pavers, they would not be included along the walkways at the school.

In January, the women filed a lawsuit in a U.S. district court to allow the Christian messages. Now, rather than accept the pavers with Bible verses, the Desert Sands Unified School District has shut down the entire program and refunded all the money.

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Minority Report Realized: Creepy Homeland Security Mobile ‘Malintent’ Pre-Crime Screening System to Scan Americans at Large Events Passes First Round of Testing

TheBlaze.com 06/05/11 – Straight out of Minority Report a new Homeland Security program would subject Americans to pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect people who are intending to commit a terrorist act at sports stadiums, malls, airports and other public places has moved closer to being implemented after the FAST program passed its first round of testing at an undisclosed location in northeast US.

The system uses a computer program that studies physiological indicators of a person, such as heart rate and the steadiness of a person’s gaze, and then uses the data to make a judgment on whether that individual has “malintent”.

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Legislation targets traditional guidelines for adoption

06/04/11 – OneNewsNow.com - A pro-family attorney with Liberty Counsel argues pending legislation on Capitol Hill may claim to benefit children who await adoption, but in fact aims to shut down faith-based adoption agencies across the U.S.

A bill that would impose punishment on states that ban homosexual couples and unmarried people from adopting children has been reintroduced to the U.S. House and Senate. The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 1681) is sponsored by Representative Pete Stark (D-California) and Senator Kristin Gilligrand (D-New York). It has more than 50 co-sponsors in the House, but has yet to be introduced in the Senate.

According to Stark, the measure aims to correct what he calls the “critical shortage” of stable, safe, and loving homes in the adoption and foster-care system. In introducing the measure, Stark labeled the foster care system as “flawed” because it “permits discrimination against capable, loving potential parents and children.” The federal baseline of the bill, he said, would end what he describes as “prejudicted restrictions that have denied an untold number of children the homes that they desperately need.”

At… Read More

Group Says E-mails Link FCC to Liberal Group on “Net Neutrality”

06/03/11 – FoxNews.com -

The FCC appears to have coordinated its public message regarding ‘net neutrality’ with Free Press, a left wing non-profit organization seeking to reform the media, according to e-mails released Thursday.

Supporters of ‘net neutrality’, like Free Press, think equal access to the internet is a “civil right” and that service providers should be prohibited from charging certain prices for certain speeds. When providers have this kind of control, they say, customers in weaker coverage areas get stuck with weaker service. Opponents of ‘net neutrality’ say that if service is regulated in this way then content will soon be regulated as well.

In April 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that the FCC did not have any authority to regulate the internet in this way, however the government agency voted to move forward with its ‘net neutrality’ program in December, just a few months later.

On its website, the Federal Communications Commission lists among its goals: “promoting competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services and facilities,” something impossible under ‘net neutrality’ rules.

Free Press, meanwhile, openly advocates for ‘net neutrality’ on its website, and describes internet… Read More

Pakistani Muslim Clerics: Ban the Bible

06/01/11 – CNSNews.com A group of radical clerics in Pakistan wants the country’s Supreme Court to declare certain passages in the Bible blasphemous – because they depict as flawed certain biblical characters whom Muslims regard as Islamic prophets.

If the court fails to do so, they said, then lawyers will submit an application for the Bible to be formally banned in Pakistan.

The campaign, announced by the clerics at a Lahore mosque and reported Tuesday in the Karachi daily The News and the Urdu-language Roznama Islam, is the latest attempt by radicals to use the country’s blasphemy laws to shield Islam from perceived insults.

Citing Florida pastor Terry Jones’ Qur’an-burning act, the leader of the initiative, Abdul Rauf Farooqi, said the campaigners would like to pay back such “blasphemers” by doing the same to the Bible, but would not follow in their footsteps.

Instead, he and the other clerics in the campaign want Pakistan’s top court to rule that certain passages in the Bible are blasphemous, since they undermine prophets’ sanctity by portraying them as flawed or immoral.

Farooqi, who is leader of the Islamist organization JUI-S (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Sami-ul-Haq… Read More

ADF Wins Recognition for Christian Student Club

06/01/11 – CoreReport.com CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have secured a settlement with Half Hollow Hills Central School District after filing suit in February 2010 on behalf of the student leader of a Christian club, which school officials cancelled without her knowledge. ADF attorneys voluntarily dismissed the suit after school officials agreed to reinstate the club, change district policy, and revoke unconstitutional guidelines for club formation and official recognition.

Public school officials claimed that unspecified budget cuts and a lack of student popularity spurred their decision to cancel the club, even though the club had more than 55 student attendees in 2009 and approximately 60 other student clubs, including the Gay-Straight Alliance and Amnesty International, were allowed to continue.

“Christian student groups in public schools shouldn’t be discriminated against,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman. “District officials did the right thing by reinstating the Ichthus Club and adjusting their policies. Singling out and shutting down a religious student club while letting the vast majority of the others remain is unconstitutional.”

At the beginning of her freshman 2009-2010 school year at… Read More

House OKs pro-life changes to ObamaCare

06/01/11 – OneNewsNow.com The U.S. House of Representatives is working on making changes to ObamaCare, specifically when it comes to abortion funding.

In a 234-182 vote, the House recently approved the Foxx Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), which would have set aside funds to be spent without congressional oversight. The amendment offered by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), however, would make those discretionary funds reviewable by Congress each year.

“My amendment  that none of these funds could be used for elective abortions, and also that none of the funds could be used to train doctors for elective abortions,” she explains. Also under the amendment, medical schools that discriminate against healthcare providers who refuse to do abortions because of their conscience will not receive funds.

But despite the House’s approval, the prospect of passage in the Senate is slim, says the lawmaker — and not just because of political correctness. Foxx points out that 23 senators are up for re-election, so they do not want to take a position on the issue.

“That’s not the way it’s supposed to be,” she contends. “We have… Read More

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As Cohabiting Increases, Marriage Remains the Best Bet

05/31/11 – CitizensLink.com by Jennifer Mesk. Out of every 10 couples in the U.S., at least one is cohabiting. That’s an increase of 25 percent since the 2000 Census.

One sociologist suggests unmarried couples are “hedging their bets,” as they wait for the economy to improve.

But, as the Family Research Council (FRC) points out in a research paper, the “best bet” — for adults, children and even the economy — is marriage.

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Is Proposed San Francisco Circumcision Ban Constitutional?

ParentalRights.org 05/29/11 – The City of San Francisco is contemplating a law that will ban male circumcision for infants and children. There are no religious exemptions in the proposed law and it is an obvious attempt to override the parents’ ability to make decisions for their own children on this medical issue.

I want to encourage you to look at this article by Eugene Volokh. Professor Volokh is a highly respected professor of Constitutional Law at UCLA Law School. He is a well-known conservative and a former Supreme Court law clerk.

His analysis of this particular issue is interesting and important. But the real reason I want to encourage you to read it is because he undertakes a serious analysis of the current state of the law regarding the constitutional rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

Some who criticize the PRA claim that the current law for parental rights is well-settled and places our rights at a very high and protected level. This article by Professor Volokh clearly demonstrates that the current state of the law is muddled … Read More

Catholic Charities of Rockford, Ill., Drops Adoption Services Ahead of Civil Union Law

05/28/11 – CitizenLink.com Catholic Charities of Rockford, Ill., — which works with 11 counties — has decided to stop offering foster care and adoption services rather than violate its religious beliefs.

Illinois’ civil union law, which takes effect Wednesday, would have forced adoption agencies that receive state aid to place some children in homes with same-sex couples.

The Legislature failed to pass an amendment to the law that would have protected faith-based groups from being forced to violate their deeply held beliefs about which homes are best for kids.

“The law of our land has always guaranteed its people freedom of religion,” said Penny Wiegert, the Rockford Diocese’s director of communication. “Denying this exemption to faith-based agencies leads one to believe that our lawmakers prefer laws that guarantee freedom from religion. We simply cannot compromise the spirit that motivates us to deliver quality professional services to families by letting our state define our religious teachings” (italics added).

Catholic Charities of Boston also chose to drop its adoption services when Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage.

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