Archive for November 1st, 2006

Jesus is the Light of the World

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

John 3:16-21 (New International Version)

Aside from Psalm 23, John 3:16 is most likely the most quoted passage from the Bible. Summed up in this simple passage is the love God has for us, what He did to save us from sin and how to enter a permanent relationship with Him.
Jesus tells us that He did not come to the world to condemn it, but to save it. The only requirement is to believe in Him.
As an illustration of people who have accepted Him, Jesus uses light and darkness. He is the “light of the world” and people who have accepted him will come into the light. But those who have not accepted him will continue to live in darkness, in the hopes that their sins or bad acts will be covered up and not visible because of the darkness.
Faith in Jesus will bring you into His light and wash away all your sins. You actually become a new person as far as God is concerned.
Turn to Jesus and let Him be Lord of your life.

Woman’s death at hands of ‘gay’ her fault, says lawyer

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Of all the convoluted legal arguments I’ve ever heard, this ranks right up there with “What is the definition of ‘is’?” (Bill Clinton asked that in case you have forgotten).

Mary Stachowicz was attacked with such ferocity the assailant’s hunting knife blade was bent, but a defense attorney for her alleged attacker is painting her with the blame, saying it wasn’t a “hate crime” and it happened because her comments about his “gay” lifestyle assaulted the man.

And since it was only a routine murder case, not a “hate crime,” the story is getting almost no coverage from mainstream media outlets, several conservative groups have noted.

The murder trial for Nicholas Gutierrez, 23, in Stachowicz’ 2002 death has begun in Chicago, where prosecutor Jim McKay described the viciousness of the attack on the 51-year-old mother of four and faithful Catholic Church member.

She was stabbed, strangled, raped and beaten, and then her body was stuffed in a crawl space under the floor of an apartment, he reported.

But the suspect’s attorney, Crystal Marchigiani, alleged in her opening remarks that it was Stachowicz who attacked Gutierrez, and her verbal assault was what sparked his response.

“It happened because she could not leave him alone in his (homosexual) lifestyle,” she said, describing the apparent confrontation between the two at the Sikorsky Funeral Home where Stochowicz worked and where Gutierrez lived in an apartment with his partner, Ray.

“The Gutierrez defense team’s Politically Correct courtroom ploy ought to be called the ‘Anti-homophobe Panic Defense,'” said Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, a pro-family organization. “Marchigiani’s is an ugly attempt to exploit the liberal caricature of Christians who oppose homosexuality as crazed haters with a penchant for aggression.”

“So here we see a new defense tactic: stoking the flames of anti-Christian bigotry to save a ‘gay’ murderer from the punishment he deserves,” he said.

According to a report from the Culture and Family Institute, weblog postings after the murder were full of anti-Christian hate statements.

“I really don’t feel sorry for her. She paid a very steep price for being an arrogant religious fascist. Too bad for her,” said “Iris” in a posting on the ACLU Online Forum.

“Maybe this will give pause to other people who similarly try to ‘help’ homosexuals,” said “Silence Dogood” on the same forum.

“The mainstream media and homosexual advocacy organizations have reacted to Mary Stachowicz’s murder the same way they did to 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising’s torture-murder at the hands of two homosexual men in 1999: by avoiding it,” said Allyson Smith of the CFI.

She noted that there was no condemnation of the murder from Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, or the Gay and Lesbian Alliance or the Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

One pro-homosexual group, Soulforce, which works in churches to oppose traditional Christian views of the sexual lifestyle, did make a statement to a newspaper, even though it did not release a press statement.

“We condemn this murder, like we do all murders,” said Laura Montgomery Rutt, but “a hate crime needs to have an intent to intimidate a whole class of people.”

Chicago police reported that on Nov. 13, 2002, an argument broke out between the two and when Stachowicz asked why Gutierrez had sex with “boys instead of girls,” he erupted in rage, punching, kicking, stabbing and strangling her.

He later led police to the body and confessed.

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Kerry: It Was a ‘Botched Joke’

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

John Kerry (aka Flipper) is trying to pass his comments about the intelligence of the folks serving in our military (especially those serving in Iraq), as a supposed joke.
This, as well as blaming the Republicans for everything, is standard operating procedure for Democrats whenever things they say blow up in their faces.
I think the real joke here is people believing that John Kerry was trying to make a “joke” instead of saying what he really thought.

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says comments he made Monday that appeared to imply that American troops were uneducated were a “botched joke” intended to insult President Bush.

At a news conference in Seattle Tuesday, Kerry refused to apologize, and accused Republicans of distorting his comment in a “classic GOP, textbook Republican campaign tactic.”

His comment was “clearly a remark that was directed at this administration.”

Kerry said Republicans “know precisely what I was saying and they’re trying to turn this because they have a bankrupt policy.”

At a campaign stop in California for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, Kerry said Monday: “Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t you get stuck in Iraq.”

Kerry’s comment drew a strong reaction from conservatives, with some accusing him of “smearing” the troops by calling them uneducated.

In Tuesday’s news conference, Kerry said most of the criticism had come from people who “never wore the uniform.” One of the leading voices requesting an apology, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), is a Vietnam War veteran.

Criticism also came from the national commander of the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans’ group.

“While the American Legion shares the senator’s appreciation for education, the troops in Iraq represent the most sophisticated, technologically superior military that the world has ever seen,” Paul A. Morin said in statement.

Morin said there is “a thing or two that they could teach most college professors and campus elitists about the way the world works.”

“A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers,” Morin added. “It wasn’t true then and his warped view of today’s heroes isn’t true now.”

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‘US Only Answer for Middle East,’ Says Saudi Envoy

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

This one took me by surprise. I don’t consider the Saudis to be much of an ally, but this comment does make sense.

(CNSNews.com) – Voicing support for U.S. involvement in Iraq, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said the U.S. has a important role to play in the Middle East, “whether it wants to or not.”

“It is of vital interest to us as well as the United States that Iraq would remain a unified country,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki al-Faisal.

If Iraq were to be divided on ethnic or sectarian lines, he warned, problems in the country would increase three-fold, and there would be “ethnic cleansing on a massive scale.”

Faisal talked about the role the U.S. plays in the region at a conference held by the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

“The United States is the only one who can do the right thing for everybody in the Middle East,” Faisal said.

“Not only because of the size and strength of the United States, but because the United States is engaged and enmeshed in our political situation and has been for the last 50 years or so, whether it likes it or not,” he said.

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“Our World: Israel’s encirclement” By Caroline Glick

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Last week Iran began enriching uranium in a second network of centrifuges. Just as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dropped nearly all pretenses about his intention to achieve nuclear weapons, so too he makes it clear daily that he intends to use such weapons to annihilate Israel.

The world’s reaction to Iran’s behavior is depressingly instructive. Russia tells us that we are being paranoid and continues to build the Bushehr nuclear plant. The Europeans cluck disapprovingly and threaten to pass a weak, “reversible” sanctions resolution in the UN Security Council whose main target is American security hawks. For his part, US President George W. Bush continues to adhere to the call for sanctions.

And so we have Israel. With Iran speeding up its program, Israel may have as little as six months to launch a strike on its nuclear facilities before they can start churning out atomic bombs.

Unfortunately, at this critical moment in Israel’s history, we are led by Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz and Tzipi Livni. Although Olmert claims that he is taking every step to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, through his government’s actions in recent months, he has steadily undercut the IDF’s ability to take decisive action against Iran.

Over the past two and a half months, the Olmert government has deliberately and willingly enabled Israel’s encirclement by hostile forces.

Deployed along Israel’s northern and southern borders, these forces constrict Israel’s ability to maneuver, and prevent the IDF from taking preventative actions against Iran’s proxies in Lebanon and Gaza thus increasing the risks that Israel will face in the event that action is taken against Iran’s nuclear facilities and constraining Israel’s ability to stealthily launch any attack.

Nearly 10,000 French-commanded UNIFIL troops today protect Hizbullah in south Lebanon. And increasingly, they do so while provoking Israel. Last week two incidents took place between German naval forces and the IAF. Last Tuesday and Thursday IAF jets were scrambled when a German naval helicopter entered Israeli airspace after taking off from a German naval ship off Rosh Hanikra without permission or prior coordination.

What is most remarkable about the story is its repetition. Last Tuesday the German helicopter elicited a strong Israeli response. Rather than desist from provoking the IAF, the Germans repeated their action on Thursday. So what could have been viewed as a regrettable incident was transformed into a provocation.

Germany’s hostile behavior is par for the course with UNIFIL. Two weeks ago French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie called the IAF’s overflights of Lebanese airspace “extremely dangerous,” and threatened that France’s forces in Lebanon were liable to fire on the IAF flights “because they may be felt as hostile by forces of the coalition.” By word and deed, UNIFIL forces are making clear that they view the IDF, not Hizbullah as their enemy. As they increase their provocations against Israel, UNIFIL forces turn a blind eye to weapons being smuggled daily to Hizbullah from Syria. Were Israel to attempt to take action against Hizbullah or Syria to prevent them from attacking in anticipation of an Israeli strike on Iran, there can be little doubt how UNIFIL would respond.

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Racine Residents Win Right to Place Christmas Displays in Public Forum

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Praise the Lord that the country is actually waking up to what the U.S. Constitution actually allows and Praise Him that towns are not willing to fall victim to the ACLU’s Judicial Terrorism tactics.

(AgapePress) – An early skirmish has been won in a pro-family law firm’s annual campaign to defend the rights of Americans to freely celebrate Christmas. Liberty Counsel has helped a resident of Racine, Wisconsin, to get his city council’s consent in allowing Christmas displays on public property.

The community’s hard-won permission to set up the holiday decorations in a downtown area known as “Monument Square” was largely due to a year-long effort led by area native Robert Wortcock. The Racine citizen spearheaded the lobbying of a grassroots coalition of residents and churches all year in a campaign to have the Christmas displays approved.

Wortcock received legal assistance in these efforts from Liberty Counsel, a group whose annual “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign” is dedicated to informing people across the U.S. that celebrating Christmas is constitutional, and helping citizens’ defend their right to do so. The non-profit legal organization has pledged to be a “Friend” to those entities that do not censor Christmas and a “Foe” to those that do, contending against the latter through legal information and, if necessary, litigation.

Liberty Counsel’s senior legal counsel Erik Stanley says Racine’s Common Council was tentative about permitting the displays because of legal questions concerning government endorsement of a religious holiday. However, the pro-family firm helped clarify the legal issues involved for the city leaders.

“Celebrating Christmas and the religious aspects of Christmas, specifically, is constitutional as long as it is done properly,” Stanley points out. And after a letter from his firm explaining this fact — and a heated debate before the Common Council members — the City of Racine voted 14-1 in favor of allowing full Christmas displays.

Now, the attorney notes, residents in Racine will be able to put up religious-themed Christmas displays — and signage referring to them as such — including a Nativity scene, a Christmas tree, and a Christmas banner. Racine had not allowed these decorations last year and only put up generic holiday displays.

“The City of Racine was always very hesitant to allow for religious symbols of the season until we were able to convince them that, by opening up Monument Square, what they’ve done is created a public forum,” Stanley explains. Having done that, the Council could legally allow other individuals or groups to come in and to put up holiday displays, the attorney says, and “even religious symbols of the Christmas season, without fear of a lawsuit.”

Liberty Counsel is pleased, Stanley notes, that the City of Racine has agreed to allow residents to put up Christmas displays in Monument Square “without the need for legal action.” According to the pro-family law firm, when enough people learn the truth — that celebrating Christmas and the religious aspects of Christmas is constitutional — then the ACLU and similar “grinches” will lose their power to censor the Christian holiday.

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Former Muslim: Jesus Only Way to Stop Radical Islam

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

The previous violent acts from the so-called “religion of peace” pretty much guarantees that at best, this wonderful lady will be forced into hiding or at worst, she will be killed. Please pray for her safety.

(AgapePress) – A former Muslim woman who has dedicated herself to winning Muslims to Christ has traveled to India to witness to that country’s large Muslim population.

W.L. Cati recently traveled to an area of northeastern India that is dominated by the country’s Muslim minority. The founder and president of Florida-based White Horse Ministry says she plans to speak two to three times a day, carrying the message of the gospel. Christ, says Cati, is the best hope for stopping radical Islam.

“That’s the bottom line. Our salvation is their salvation,” says the former Muslim. “We need to stop playing patty-cake with them and start giving them the truth and praying that they find Jesus — because if they don’t, we’re all going to be wearing the veil soon.”

Cati expresses her excitement about witnessing to the large Muslim community in the area — and says she is expecting tangible results.

“[The area is] full of Muslims. I’m really expecting signs, wonders, and miracles, whatever it takes to bring them into the kingdom,” she shares. “So I’m going there, laying my life down for their salvation.”

Cati says the group she is traveling with plans to distribute 7,000 copies of the JESUS video in three languages that are spoken in that country. Her ministry’s former name was Zennah Ministries.

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Hezbollah: UNIFIL Cannot Disarm Us

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

The impotent U.N. continues to show its true colors of complete irrelevance. Contrary to the U.N. resolution ending the latest war between Israel and Hezbollah, the troops sent to southern Lebanon, are doing nothing to enforce the mandate.
The resolution called for the disarming of Hezbollah and the prevention of them receiving supplies to rearm them.
Hezbollah no longer even needs to pretend that the U.N. is anything other than a friend to them.
Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader in Lebanon crowed statements such as “The assembly of UNIFIL forces does not hint to anything that should inspire fear. This is not an ensemble with a goal of disarming us, nor would they be able to do so,” and “They (the U.S.) will leave the Mideast, Arab and Islamic worlds just as they left Vietnam, and I advise those who are counting on them to draw conclusion from the Vietnam experience.”
Meanwhile, we have this headline from the U.K.:
“Hizbollah rebuilds its military force under nose of UN”
No surprise to most of us about any of this. The U.N. was totally complacent with the terrorist before the war; there was no reason to believe that they would not be that way after.
Resolutions are passed only against Israel, while the world sits on its hands and lets the terrorist get away with anything.
Don’t give me that Rot about the U.N. being just and needed. The U.N. needs to be finished, abolished and forgotten.

Nasrallah: ‘Serious’ negotiations underway on fate of IDF soldiers

Nasrallah also said during the interview that United Nations Forces in Lebanon would not be able to disarm the guerilla group.

“The assembly of UNIFIL forces does not hint to anything that should inspire fear. This is not an ensemble with a goal of disarming us, nor would they be able to do so,” he said, in his first appearance since speaking at “victory” rally in south Beirut last month.

Nasrallah said the countries that had sent forces to Lebanon had established contact with the Hezbollah before deciding to deploy their troops. “We told them that we have no problem with them coming to help the [Lebanese] army,” he said.

The Hezbollah leader also said that Israel had been defeated in the recent war, and would have to “think a thousand times” before starting another war in Lebanon. He said the guerilla group had well prepared itself over the last six years for a war of seige with Israel. “We had more than 33,000 missiles,” he said, adding, “and what we had is still in our possession.

Nasrallah also said that the U.S. has failed in Iraq and that animosity in the Arab world against Washington should not be blamed on Islamic extremism.

“Afghanistan is a failure … In Iraq, there is clear failure on the security, military and political levels … Who shoulders responsibility? It’s the American administration and the occupation forces in control of the situation,” Nasrallah said in a taped interview on Hezbollah’s television station Al-Manar.

He said America’s plans in the Middle East face “failure, frustration and a state of collapse,” and predicted the U.S. would be forced to leave
the region in the future – just like it left Vietnam after the war there three decades ago.

The U.S. has “no future” in the region, Nasrallah said. “They will leave the Mideast, Arab and Islamic worlds just as they left Vietnam, and I advise those who are counting on them to draw conclusion from the Vietnam
experience.”

This would happen “within years, not months,” he added.

Hizbollah rebuilds its military force under nose of UN

Hizbollah has stepped up the rebuilding of its military infrastructure in southern Lebanon despite the deployment in recent weeks of thousands of Lebanese troops and international peacekeepers to limit the Islamic militant group’s activities.

Standing firm against international pressure to disarm, the Shia group is rearming and rebuilding tunnels and trenches destroyed by the Israeli army during this summer’s 34-day war.

Locals in Bint Jbeil, a town which saw fierce fighting, told yesterday how Hizbollah was using the major reconstruction efforts to rebuild their security infrastructure.

“They are working extremely fast,” said one, who did not want to be named. “Militants in Shia strongholds have interconnected tunnels and bunkers under their houses. These are being rebuilt under cover of the reconstruction work.”

He said cables and telecommunications equipment had been installed and the number of trucks delivering aid and supplies made it easy to disguise weapons smuggling.

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) argues that the presence of 8,800 “blue helmets” and 12,000 Lebanese soldiers between southern Lebanon’s Litani river and the Israeli border since the Aug 14 ceasefire has severely restricted Hizbollah activity.

UN vehicles were in plentiful evidence yesterday, and at numerous points Lebanese soldiers scrutinised traffic.

“We have fixed outposts between which we patrol night and day,” said Lt Laurent Trochet, the deputy commander of the French Unifil contingent based north of Bint Jbeil. “This makes the smuggling of arms very difficult.”

But Lt Trochet admitted that the UN forces had very little intelligence about Hizbollah activity. “I imagine that the people here are Hizbollah, but they don’t show themselves,” he said. “We’re trying to make contact with the militants, but it’s difficult because they’re so disciplined.” UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought an end to the conflict, calls for Hizbollah to disarm and stop smuggling arms from Syria. The UN argues that its patrols have no mandate to disarm militants, merely to prevent the smuggling of arms, track suspicious trucks and boats, and report their findings to the Lebanese army.

But locals argue that Hizbollah’s popularity among the south’s predominantly Shia population has provided it with an extensive spying network, which makes such work increasingly difficult.

Despite increasing pressure from the international community for Hizbollah to put aside its weapons, analysts see it as highly unlikely that the group will disarm voluntarily.

Timur Goskel, a former Unifil spokesman with close connections to the group, said: “If Hizbollah is in parliament, having only been born in 1982, it’s there because of the guns. They’re never going to give those guns up.”

Letter from Focus on the Family Action

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Dear Friends,

On the eve of an historic election, I’m writing to share with you two new developments that should give every social conservative all the motivation they need to go to the polls on Election Day. Please take a moment to read this and then pass it along to friends, family and fellow church members.

First, the judicial activists have struck again! Last week, New Jersey’s highest court ruled that the state Legislature must create same-sex marriage or civil unions within 180 days. Once again, gay activists and liberal courts have dealt a stunning blow to supporters of traditional marriage. But what does this new ruling have to do with your voting?

* If you live in one of the eight states where a state marriage-protection amendment is on the ballot, your vote is urgently needed to support the amendment. By amending your state constitution, you will keep state judges from overturning your marriage laws as they already have in Massachusetts and now New Jersey. Those states are Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
* But no matter where you live, this New Jersey ruling makes your vote in this election critical. That’s because congressional action will almost certainly be needed to keep every state in the nation from suffering the fallout of this ruling.

You see, New Jersey – unlike Massachusetts – has no state law banning marriages that would be illegal in another state. That means that homosexual couples from your state are likely to “marry” in New Jersey and return to challenge your state laws in federal court. And only Congress can limit the federal courts’ power on this.

What’s more, the U.S. Senate has the power – along with the president – to control which judges sit on the federal courts. With at least 10 U.S. Senate races hanging in the balance, the consequences of Election Day are enormous!

That leads me to the second major development of the last 10 days. The ultra-liberal Nancy Pelosi – aided by her liberal allies in the media – has begun openly scheming about her potential new job. In case you haven’t heard, if the Democrats take control of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi will be the new speaker of the House and second in line to be president.

Let me tell you why that statement should send chills up your spine. Nancy Pelosi is a San Francisco Democrat who has repeatedly won re-election in one of the most liberal districts in the nation. This is a woman who last month told TIME magazine, “I pride myself in being called a liberal. I don’t consider myself a moderate.” No kidding. Consider her record:

* On abortion, there is not a more pro-abortion politician in Congress. She voted against banning partial-birth abortion at least eight times and has repeatedly opposed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Not surprisingly, she gets “perfect” ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
* On marriage, she is among the most radically anti-marriage members of Congress, and she works hard for the radical gay agenda. Not only does she oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment, she even opposed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which was supported by all but a handful of the most liberal members.
* On issues of national security (remember, federal law places the speaker of the House right behind the vice president in order of presidential succession), Nancy Pelosi has a record that is soft on defense, soft on terrorism and soft on intelligence:

o She voted to cut intelligence funding both before and after 9/11
o She voted against the $87 billion appropriation for our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, which included funds for body armor
o She voted against the creation of the Homeland Security Department and the reauthorization of the Patriot Act
o She voted against a missile defense system – crucial in light of North Korea’s nuclear tests
o She was one of just a few members to vote against prohibiting U.S. citizens and companies from conducting financial transactions with countries identified by the State Department as active sponsors of terrorism
o She voted against a security fence on our southern border

She has even made clear that she would install Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Hastings is a former federal judge who was indicted on charges of influence peddling, impeached by the House, and then convicted by the Senate and removed from his judgeship. As the Wall Street Journal reported in August, Hastings “was impeached and convicted by a Democratic Congress for lying to beat a bribery rap. He would handle America ‘s most vital national secrets.”

But that’s just the beginning of what a Pelosi-controlled House would look like. After all, the House would be controlled by committee chairmen who share Pelosi’s liberal views.

* The critically important Judiciary Committee would be led by John Conyers, who has a 100 percent voting record with the ACLU.
* The Education Committee would be chaired by George Miller, the California congressman who made a name for himself in the 1990s by trying to cripple home schooling in America.
* The Financial Services Committee’s chairman would be Barney Frank, the outspoken homosexual congressman from Massachusetts who once allowed a homosexual brothel to be run out of his D.C. apartment.
* And that’s not to mention Henry Waxman, Charles Rangel and a host of other notoriously liberal congressmen who would wield the gavel for their respective committees.

I’m not asking you to vote for a particular candidate, but I am pleading with you to get out and vote your values on Election Day. The future of our nation depends on it!

Perhaps the most disturbing development of the last month is the blatant, and even admitted, attempt by liberals in government and the media to discourage Christian conservatives from even voting. Don’t fall for it!

Yes, there is plenty to be exasperated with regarding politicians of every political stripe. But I hope I’ve conveyed to you the great threat that looms if people of faith fail to exercise their right and responsibility to vote.

The liberals know what a difference values voters made in 2004, so they have tried to discourage you from voting. I hope you’ll help give the liberals one big surprise on Election Night by not only voting yourself, but by doing everything in your power to get friends, family and other likeminded voters to the polls on Nov. 7. Above all, please pray for God’s divine intervention on behalf of righteousness in our nation.

To find out more about the election, please visit our CitizenLink Web site, where you can get lots of great information and even sign up for a free e-mail that will keep you informed as we head into Election Day.

Finally, blessings to you and your family. We appreciate you, and we value the opportunity to be an encouragement and resource to you.

Sincerely,

Tom Minnery
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy