Archive for September 14th, 2007

Jerusalem Affairs: Mounting Temple Mount Pressure

Friday, September 14th, 2007

More groups demand that unsupervised work on Temple Mount come to an immediate stop.

It is being called some of the most extensive work on the Temple Mount in more than a decade. The two-month-old dig on the Temple Mount is being carried out by Islamic officials – with Israeli approval – as part of infrastructure repair, to fix faulty electrical lines on the ancient compound.

A group of independent Israeli archeologists has petitioned the High Court of Justice to stop it, however – something that has received scant coverage in the international press.

The work, which is being carried out with the approval of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the state-run Antiquities Authority, has been repeatedly condemned by local archeologists, claiming that antiquities are being damaged, and calling for its immediate cessation.

“The Israeli government is lending a hand to the destruction of one of the most important archeological sites in the world,” said Bar-Ilan University archeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkai.

Barkai said that the dig, which is being carried out with tractors and other heavy construction machinery, has created a 400-meter long and 1.5-meter deep trench on the site, destroying several layers of ancient remains.

Among the antiquities which have been damaged is a seven-meter-wide wall which apparently dates back to the Second Temple, and is likely to have been part of its courts, he said.

Islamic officials have said that the digging of the trench was necessary to replace decades-old electrical cables, and deny that any antiquities have been damaged.

Wakf director Azzam Khatib said that the work followed an electrical shortage in the Aksa Mosque.

“There is no damage to antiquities here,” he said.

Islamic officials routinely deny that the ancient Jewish Temples even existed at the site, while Antiquities Authority spokeswoman Dalit Menzin has repeatedly declined to comment on the issue.

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PTA Endorses Demand to Show ‘Gays’ Positively

Friday, September 14th, 2007

The California education system joins the state legislature in their support of the homosexual agenda. The state gets more liberal by the day.

The California PTA, which boasts of speaking “for every child,” has endorsed the homosexual indoctrination plan assembled by the state Legislature that could be used to ban even the words “mom” and “dad.”

“The California State PTA supports SB 777 (Kuehl), which would revise the current list of prohibited bases of discrimination and the kinds of prohibited instruction, activities and instructional materials in the Education Code…,” said a letter submitted to the state Assembly on behalf of the state PTA.

As WND has reported, the plan passed the state Assembly on a 43-23 vote and it now moves forward to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has 30 days to sign it or veto it.

A year ago he vetoed another similar plan, SB1437, noting at that time, adequate legal protections against discrimination already existed.

The new plan bans any teaching or activities in schools involving a “discriminatory bias” against homosexuals, transgenders or bisexuals. Karen England, the executive director of Capitol Resource Family Impact, a new affiliate of Capitol Resource Institute, said the essence of SB 777 is that it seeks to normalize alternative lifestyles in California schools with special recognition for homosexuality, bisexuality, and transexuality.

Could it affect even the words “mom” and “dad?” If they are perceived as being discriminatory against “partner 1” and “partner 2” in same-sex relationships, observers said.

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Switcheroo: American Minister Sends Video to Osama

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Do y’all think Osama will listen?? I doubt it.

WASHINGTON – An American television evangelist has turned the tables on al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden – sending him a video message warning him to repent of his sins and convert to Christianity.

“Osama, since you seem to be a fan of video messages, I thought this would be the best way to communicate with you,” says Bill Keller, host of the Florida-based “Live Prayer” TV program as well as LivePrayer.com in a message being posted to YouTube and 20 other major video sites in the U.S. as well as some 50 in the Middle East.

Keller said his goal was to reach out to bin Laden with a message of salvation.

“Look at you, look at your life,” Keller says. “You live like a hunted goat in caves, totally dependent on a small group of people for your survival. At any moment, one of those you trust could betray you like Judas betrayed Jesus and your life would be over. The false prophet you follow, Mohammad, was poisoned to death by one of his wives.”

Keller continues: “It is against the most basic standard of good and evil that your life, Osama, will be judged by historians and future generations to be one of pure, unbridled evil.”

Keller has harsh words not only for bin Laden, but for Islam, as well.

“You followed the same path as the false prophet you have put your faith in – Mohammad – who, like you, was once a businessman, but who history has recorded was nothing more than a murdering pedophile who led men’s souls to eternal damnation with the false religion he created,” Keller says. “Islam is a 1,400-year-old lie that was born out of the voice of Satan – literally. Mohammad was correct when he stated it was Satan who initially spoke to him. He dreamed up his own god, Allah, a poor imitation of the God of the Bible, and inspired his own holy book, the Quran, a cheap imitation of the inspired, inerrant Word of God found in the Bible.”

Keller calls bin Laden a “coward” and a “tool of Satan.”

“There are no virgins waiting for you in Paradise when you die, only Satan and the everlasting punishment of hell,” said Keller. “The good news I have come to deliver to you is that you, yes, even you Osama, can escape God’s wrath. He loves you so much, that He sent Jesus to die for your sins, all of them, every last one! Yes Osama, even you can be saved and enter into the Glory of Heaven. Not some fictitious place called “paradise” with women waiting to have sex with you, but the home of God where you can find eternal peace and rest when your life on this earth is over.”

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