Archive for July 3rd, 2006

North Korea Threatens US With Nuclear War

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Fot those who think that President Bush’s stand on terror and nuclear weapons is unfounded, I have three words for you: You are wrong. The US has to take a stand against these terrorists and nations with nuclear ambititon before we become the main target. North Korea is only one crazy country that would love to see the US taken down. Our support for President Bush and our soldiers should be overwhelming right now. Maybe the people of this country (i.e. liberals) should make it a priority to pray for the president and our troops instead of criticizing them.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea would respond to a pre-emptive U.S. military attack with an “annihilating strike and a nuclear war,” the state-run media said Monday, heightening anti-U.S. rhetoric amid close scrutiny of its missile program.

The Korean Central News Agency, citing an unidentified Rodong Sinmun newspaper “analyst,” accused the United States of increasing military pressure on the isolated communist state and basing new spy planes on the Korean Peninsula.

The North Korean threat of retaliation, which is often voiced by its state-controlled media, comes amid U.S. official reports that Pyongyang has shown signs of preparing for a test of a long-range missile. North Korea claims it has the right to such a launch.

On Friday, Pyongyang accused the United States of driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula “to the brink of war,” and said it is fully prepared to counter any U.S. aggression.

Monday’s report accused Washington of escalating military pressure on the country with war exercises, a massive arms buildup and aerial espionage by basing new spy planes in South Korea.

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More Episcopals Reject New Leader

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

It seems that the Epsicopal church is rising up in protest of the new Bishop. The Washington Post is reporting that by the time Katharine Jefferts Schori takes on her role of Bishop in November 10% of the diocese will have joined the ranks of those who reject her leadership. It is amazing to me that more have not spoken against her obviously anti-Bible views. It is my hope that the church will rethink their choice before November and make a change that will glorify God, not promote sin.

To visit Episcopal parishes across her huge but sparsely populated Nevada diocese, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori pilots a small airplane. She often bumps down on tiny airstrips, but wherever her single-engine Cessna 172 lands, she is welcome.

That’s about to change.

Katharine Jefferts Schori voted to approve the election of the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, and she has allowed the blessing of same-sex couples in her diocese. (Paul Vernon – AP)

On June 18, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention elected Jefferts Schori to a nine-year term as the denomination’s presiding bishop, making her the first woman to head any branch of the Anglican Communion, the worldwide family of churches descended from the Church of England.

Although she will not take up her new role until November, six U.S. dioceses already have rejected her authority, and that number is rising. Many church leaders expect that by the time she takes office, about five more, for a total of 10 percent of the nation’s 111 Episcopal dioceses, will have joined the rejectionist camp.

Moreover, conservative Anglicans overseas have made no secret of their hope that the archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, will not invite Jefferts Schori to the next gathering of the heads of the 38 constituent churches in 2008.

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