Archive for November 18th, 2008

Two Jewish Cemeteries Desecrated in Germany

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Two Jewish cemeteries in eastern Germany have been desecrated in an anti-Semitic attack, police said Monday.

Police said a pig’s head and an anti-Semitic banner were left at the gate of a cemetery in the city of Gotha. They said that several glasses containing a red blood-like liquid were thrown over the cemetery’s gate.

In Erfurt, a memorial plaque at the entrance gate to a Jewish cemetery was also covered in a red liquid. Police were analyzing the liquid to determine what it is.

The damage to both cemeteries was discovered Monday morning.

Both cities are in the state of Thuringia, whose top security official, Interior Minister Manfred Scherer, said police and prosecutors were working to find the perpetrators.

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Home-School Family Harassed by Social Worker

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The “power” that social workers have has always worried me. They seem to be able to skirt due process and can break up a family without giving the parents a chance to tell their side, in a court, in a timely manner.
They need more accountability.

Kris Klicka of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), a social worker in Miami, Florida, overstepped the boundary of law when she demanded to interview a home schooler’s children. He says the social worker showed up at the family’s home when the father was at work — and out of fear and intimidation, the mother let the social worker into the home to interview her children, even though the worker neither had a warrant nor would disclose why she was there.

The social worker — according to HSLDA — then partially stripped the children and searched them, but found nothing.

“[E]very family needs to realize that the Constitution of the United States has a Fourth Amendment that states that no one from the government can enter a home unless they have a warrant [that has been] signed by a judge,” Klicka explains. “And the judge cannot sign it unless there is probable cause — and most of the time these social workers do not have probable cause or credible evidence.”

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Centennial State sued for ‘Day of Prayer’

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

They keep trying and trying…they keep failing and failing…

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has filed a lawsuit against Colorado, claiming its official day of prayer violates the separation of church and state philosophy. But Mike Johnson, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, says separation of church and state is not part of the United States Constitution.

“Since the time of this nation’s founding, public prayer has been an essential part of our heritage,” the attorney contends. “In the tradition of designating an official day of prayer, it actually began with the Continental Congress in 1775, and President George Washington issued his famous National Day of Thanksgiving proclamation.”

Johnson notes the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently upheld designation of prayer events — federal, state, and local. “Look, it doesn’t matter if someone is offended by prayer,” he concludes. “It doesn’t mean that you can end an American tradition, and that’s what all these frivolous lawsuits are all about.”

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“Counterfeit Marriage and its Counterfeit Movement” by Matt Barber

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

With a unified voice amplified several million-fold through the ballot box megaphone, African-Americans have spoken on the issues of marriage, family and human sexuality. Whether young or old, male or female, Democrat or Republican, blacks are justifiably fed up with the deceptive antics of the self-described and craftily contrived “gay rights movement.”

For decades now, well-organized, well-funded and highly influential “gay” political pressure groups have, with impertinence, hijacked the language of the authentic civil rights movement. In what amounts to a sort of soft racism, self-styled “queers” have disingenuously and ignobly hitched their lil’ lavender wagons to a movement which, by contrast, is built upon the genuine and noble precepts of racial equality and humanitarian justice.

An illegitimate offspring of the ’60s sexual revolution, the newfangled “gay rights” cult is today’s postmodern, sex-centric cause célèbre. Its core tenets include, among other things, mandated moral relativism, social androgyny and forced acceptance of a pleasure-based, though demonstrably destructive, lifestyle. Apart from practitioners of “the sin that dare not speak its name,” its devotees are in large part institutional fringe elitists confined to blue-state America who almost universally suffer the insufferable pangs of white guilt.

Like an addict jonesing for a hit, they long for that rush of self-righteous affirmation associated with belonging to something perceived as larger than themselves. Central to the movement’s success is the ability to draft adherents who are easily manipulated through superficial slogans, appeals to emotion via anecdotal parades of horribles, and a mindless propensity to conform to nonconformity.

By drawing artificial parallels between the systematic persecution experienced by blacks over centuries past to the inherent aversion most have toward biologically unnatural, traditionally immoral and objectively perverse sexual behaviors, the homosexual lobby trivializes and diminishes the African-American struggle for civil rights. It’s dishonest and offensive for people who choose to define their identity based upon aberrant sexual proclivities to compare sexual temptation and volitional sexual conduct to immutable and innocuous biological traits such as skin color.

“Don’t compare your sin to my skin,” goes the African-American mantra. Or, as influential black pastor Ken Hutcherson notes, “It has been said loudly and proudly that gay marriage is a civil rights issue. If that’s the case, then gays would be the new African-Americans. I’m here to tell you now, and hopefully for the last time, that the gay community is not the new African-American community.”

Understandably, blacks want all this nonsense to stop. Exit polls indicate that in the Democratic stronghold of “left coast” California, African-Americans – 96 percent of whom voted for Barack Obama – also voted to pass California’s marriage protection amendment (Prop 8 ) by an overwhelming 70 to 30 percent. As luck would have it, the unprecedented turnout of black voters for Obama very likely tipped the scale and restored the enduring definition of natural marriage to the Golden State. This has made “gay” activists mouth-foaming furious.

But black support for legitimate marriage and natural sexuality has placed liberal elites in a real tight spot. They can either attack the African-American community with the same vitriol and empty, ad hominem rhetoric they’ve hurled at evangelical whites and other traditionalists over the years, or they can ignore them entirely.

In the aftermath of Prop 8’s passage, they’ve chosen option A. Although one might find it incongruous to tag blacks – a community intimately familiar with genuine discrimination and bigotry – with the “gay” lobby’s favorite monikers of “bigot,” “hater” and “homophobe” – homosexual activists are doing just that.

But they’ve slunk to the gutter deeper still. There have also been widespread reports of homosexuals hurling the N-word and other despicable racial epithets at blacks throughout California and elsewhere.

Even more troubling – something the mainstream media refuse to cover – are the many threats of violence against Christians and other supporters of Prop 8 popping up on numerous homosexual websites and elsewhere. Some homosexuals have even called for churches to be burned to the ground. In California, some of those churches have already been vandalized.

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“America’s Future Depends On a Holy People” By Marie Jon

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

I believe that America will not survive the political and social trials that are to come if we are not engaged in the fight to protect our Christian beliefs. The Ten Commandments, written by the hand of God, are our moral compass. Liberalism has slowly worked its way into mainstream Christian denominations. If it were not so we would have been a wiser people and elected a president who shares the same principles found in the teachings of the Great I Am.

Many evangelicals and Catholics voted in to the office of the presidency America’s most liberal senator on social issues that concern our children’s sexual identity, marriage and the sanctity of human life. All of these extremely important topics appear to be above Barack Hussein Obama’s pay grade. What were these Christians thinking?

I heard of a man who made a pact with The Almighty. The man promised God that he was not going to do His will, even though it meant finding his own eternal destiny in a place prepared for the devil. This story reminded me of the biblical parable found in Matthew 21.

Jesus, in a parable, said: “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later during the same day the man changed his mind. The father went to the second son and asked the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go” (Matthew 21:28-30).

May I ask you: How do you respond to God’s call in your life? Have you ever felt the Lord’s call for a very special kind of ministry? Maybe God was asking you to surrender your life to Him through the power of His Holy Spirit.

Because of fallen human nature of all mankind since the beginning, many people do not respond to God. They rather resist and are unwilling to concede the need of a loving Savior who lived and died and rose again so they could have eternal life in the world to come. Many are called, but refuse to answer.

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