Archive for June 21st, 2006

Weapons of Mass Destruction Found in Iraq

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Everyone (except the liberals and Bush-haters) knew they were there and finally weapons of mass destruction have been uncovered in Iraq. I think several democratic senators owe President Bush a heartfelt apology–oh, wait that would require a heart.

The U.S. has located some 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003 with more likely to be found, according to two Republican members of Congress trumpeting a newly declassified portion of a government report.

“We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons,” Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said at an afternoon news conference.

Santorum read from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, which noted: “Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq’s pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist.”

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Episcopalians refuse affirmation of Christ

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Do Episcopalians even read the Bible? Is it just an old book of cute stories to them? Does it sit on the table covered with dust?
How can anyone read the Bible, the New Testament, the teaching of Jesus Christ and still refuse to believe that He is the only way to God?? Satan is alive and well (and rejoicing) in the Episcopal Church.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6

How can it be said any clearer??

COLUMBUS, OHIO (6/20/06)-The House of Deputies of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church today overwhelmingly refused to even consider a resolution that affirmed Jesus Christ as the “only name by which any person may be saved.”
“This type of language was used in 1920s and 1930s to alienate the type of people who were executed. It was called the Holocaust. I understand the intent, but I ask you to allow the discharge to stay,” said the Rev. Eugene C. McDowell, a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of North Carolina.
The convention’s Committee on Evangelism first heard the resolution and discharged it to the chagrin of that committee’s chairman, the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, a noted evangelist and director of Emmanuel Episcopal Center in the Diocese of West Tennessee. The Rev. Hubbard motioned to lift the resolution from the discharge list, but after heated debate, more than seven tenths of the House of Deputies rejected the motion.
Drafted by the Rev. Guido Verbeck, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Western Louisiana, Resolution D058 declared the Episcopal Church’s belief in an “unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved,” and it acknowledged evangelism as “the solemn responsibility placed upon us to share Christ with all persons when we hear His words, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No-one comes to the Father except through me’ (John 14:6).”
The resolution further affirmed “the substitutionary essence of the Cross and the manifestation of God’s unlimited and unending love for all persons,” while calling on the Episcopal Church to renew its Scripture-based witness to “all persons.”
The Rev. Hubbard said that he voted for the resolution in committee because of his simple responsibility as a Christian. Hubbard quoted several verses of Scripture to demonstrate his conviction. “I do agree that Jesus Christ is both the substitutionary essence of the Cross and the manifestation of God’s unlimited and unending love for all persons,” said Hubbard, once a star on the University of Alabama football team.
Echoing Hubbard, Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon, a leading conservative in the denomination, argued for a “reaffirmation of what some have called ‘the scandal of particularity’ of the Cross.”
Judy Mayo from the Diocese of Fort Worth also opposed discharge. “My friends, this is a church convention, and this is the very essence of our faith. This may be the most important thing we deal with at this entire convention…Surely we can say together that Jesus Christ is Lord. And if we can’t, we have no reason to be here.”
But liberals outnumbered Hubbard, Harman, and Mayo by far.

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Husband, wife on trial for preaching

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I’m afraid this type of thing is only going to get worse.

A husband and wife arrested while preaching on a corner in downtown Kansas City will get a new trial.
Michael and Joy Wheeler spent a night in jail Nov. 7 after being arrested at the Kansas City Area Transit Authority’s Transit Plaza on the corner of 10th and Main streets.
Represented by the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund, the Wheelers appealed charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Michael Wheeler said he was sharing his faith, with his wife quietly praying alongside, when a Metro bus supervisor approached and told the couple to leave.
The Wheelers began to pray, and police soon arrived to arrest them. Michael Wheeler was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct and Joy Wheeler was charged with disorderly conduct.
ADF insists the charges are unwarranted.
“Religious speech is not second-class speech, and Christians should not be arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights,” said ADF Litigation Counsel David LaPlante. “Unfortunately in this case, a Christian husband and wife were arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct for sharing the gospel in a public place.”
A municipal court denied ADF’s motion to dismiss the case, but on appeal, the Wheelers were granted a new trial.
“The First Amendment protects religious speech,” LaPlante argued.
LaPlante noted Wheeler has been sharing his faith in public at that location and others across the country for the past 21 years.
“It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to a point in our country where Christians are arrested for sharing the gospel on a public street corner,” he said.
The new trial in is scheduled for Aug. 11 in Jackson County Circuit Court.

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Convergence Plan: Fatah and Hamas Agree on Destroying Israel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Look everyone, the slimy pali terrorist have found something to agree on…genocide of the Jews.

Short of civil war, Fatah and Hamas negotiators are finding a common denominator in an effort to set up a national unity government in the Palestinian Authority. The formula: hatred of Israel.
The negotiations are based on the “prisoners’ document”, a proposal for a PA state formulated by convicted terrorists serving life sentences in Israeli prisons.
The Hamas has refused to accept the document as a basis for an emerging Arab state because the proposal talks about establishing the state in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. Agreeing to such a state would imply recognition of Israel, an idea anathema to Hamas ideology.
Fatah leader and PA chief Mahmoud Abbas’s bid to adopt the prisoner’s document as official PA policy has led to violent clashes between Fatah and Hamas terrorists. Those clashes reached a peak last week when mobs aligned with the Fatah set PA parliament and cabinet buildings ablaze in Ramallah. The PA parliament and cabinet are controlled by the Hamas.
But now, in an effort to stave off civil war, Fatah officials have been emphasizing that the prisoners’ document does not imply tacit recognition of the Jewish state.
Abu Taiyer, spokesman for the Al Aksa Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, said at a press conference in Gaza that his group remains loyal to Fatah’s pre-Oslo charter which calls for “liberating all Palestinian land, and the elimination of the Zionist entity, economically, politically, militarily, and culturally.”

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National Education Association Set to Endorse Homosexual Marriage

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

What’s surprising about this is that it took so long for the incredibly liberal NEA to make this move. I’ve been expecting it for quite some time.
Parents, do you really want this message taught to your kids, without your knowledge or any warning and opt-outs? Is this really what you want?
Are you just too busy making the almighty dollar that you just don’t care?
It’s time to unite and put a stop to this.
We parents have more then just a little say in what our children learn, we have all the say in what our children learn. It’s time to remind the school system.

The National Education Association is set to endorse homosexual marriage at their convention coming up in Orlando June 29 through July 6.
The new NEA proposal essentially says schools should support and actively promote homosexual marriage and other forms of marriage (two men and one woman, three women, two women and three men, etc.) in their local schools.
The new proposal, expected to pass overwhelmingly, is found under the B-8 Diversity paragraph:

The Association… believes in the importance of observances, programs and curricula that accurately portray and recognize the roles, contributions, cultures, and history of these diverse groups and individuals.
The Association believes that legal rights and responsibilities with regard to medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption, legal immigration, domestic partnerships, and civil unions and/or marriage belong to all these diverse groups and individuals.

Translated, that means the NEA will promote homosexual marriage in every avenue they have available, including textbooks, to all children at all age levels and without the permission or knowledge of parents. Their plans will include every public school in America.
Take Action
* First, please forward this to all parents with children in public schools. They need to be aware of the plans the NEA has to indoctrinate their children with their pro-homosexual, homosexual marriage agenda.
* Click here to send your email to your NEA state affiliate.
* Please forward this to public school teachers you know so they can be aware of the NEA’s plans. In fact, their membership dues will be used to help implement the new NEA plan.

AFA encourages teachers who do not approve of their dues going to the NEA to find an alternative teacher’s group to help them retain their benefits. Teachers might want to give the CEAI home page a look http://www.ceai.org/index.htm or find another alternative in their state.