Monday, September 30, 2013

Prayer: Gov't Shutdown Brings D.C. to its Knees

Who'da thunk it? Washington D.C. seeks God!

People whose livelihood depends on federal government spending are praying that God will bless a never-ending flow of taxpayer dollars.

On a rare, dull Sunday stuck in D.C. with nothing to do, some congressmen go to church, while others go hiking instead.

For background, read Prayer Needed - Government Isn't the Solution and also read Congress: America No Longer a Christian Nation as well as Most States Tell Supreme Court: We Pray in Jesus' Name

In addition, read President Obama Prays to an Unknown God

-- From "Faced with a shutdown, federal workers turn to prayer and preparedness" by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Lisa Rein, Washington Post 9/29/13

At Washington’s National Zoo . . . electrician Stephen Gripper planned to check the lighting in the Great Cats exhibit. Then he was going to bow his head and pray. “I’m literally praying for God’s grace to set America straight.” . . . he said that government work was once synonymous with job security.

. . . [co-worker] Valerie Dyson, said she has enough savings to manage for two or three weeks. “I just pray.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "How Congress kills time on a rare Washington weekend" by Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post 9/29/13

With precious hours remaining until the end of the fiscal year, there were no meetings between House and Senate leaders Sunday to break the logjam and avoid a government shutdown. Both sides dug in, leaving lawmakers with plenty of free time.

[Rep. Vicki] Hartzler [R-Mo.] did what many Washingtonians do on a Sunday morning and headed for the pews. She started with a rare hour-long prayer service in the House chapel and later attended services at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

The prayer service was the idea of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), who remembered how Benjamin Franklin summoned the Founding Fathers to prayer during a deadlock at the Constitutional Convention.

[In contrast, Hawaii Democrat Rep. Tulsi] Gabbard spends several weekends in the District because a flight to Hawaii can take a whole day. Knowing that many of her colleagues were in town with nothing to do, “I woke up and gave a few people a phone call and said, ‘Hey, let’s go for a hike.’ ”

She piled into a car with Reps. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) and headed for the Billy Goat Trail along the Potomac River in Maryland.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "With A Call For Prayer, Cruz Wraps Up Protest Against Obamacare" by Mark Memmott and Doreen McCallister 9/25/13

Saying that "it's fitting that this debate concludes with a prayer" because he believes Americans are pleading with Congress to defund President Obama's health care law, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas just wrapped up his marathon protest on the Senate floor.

"The pleas from the American people," he said of what he sees as the public's opposition to Obamacare, "are deafening."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pastor Warns America of Socialism, Calls for Prayer

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Preacher Arrested: 'Breach of the Peace' on Street

Josh Williamson was standing in a busy outdoor shopping area in Perth, Scotland preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without amplification and NOT mentioning any hot-button social issues such as homosexuality, and within minutes, police arrived to shut him up.  Williamson said he wouldn't stop preaching because it was perfectly lawful, so the police arrested him. Days later, the entire fiasco was repeated, but with a longer time in jail.
“This is the third arrest in as many months. These street preachers are not breaking any laws and are perfectly within their rights. The police are overreaching their authority and misapplying the law. Their actions show an increasing hostility towards Christianity.
-- Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Legal Centre
For background, Missouri Police Steal Preacher's Amplifier to Shut Him Up and also read Pastor Arrested in California for Reading Bible in Public as well as Jesus Talk Outlawed in New Orleans, Arrests Made

And, would you believe this? Christians Arrested in Georgia for Standing in Public with Sign

-- From "Minister may sue after preaching called unholy row" by Nick Jedrzejewski, The Scotsman 9/21/13

Josh Williamson, who leads the Craigie Reformed Baptist Church in Perth, was quoting from the Gospel of St John when he was approached by officers who told him they had received a number of complaints about the noise.

Mr Williamson, 27, said: “The officer told me to stop as I was breaking the law. I asked him what law I was breaking and he replied that I was in breach of the peace.

“When I asked him to explain, he pointed to my mp3 recorder and said I was too loud. I pointed out to the officer that I wasn’t using amplification, but just my natural voice. I then asked him what a reasonable sound level would be.

“The police officer replied that the noise level isn’t the issue, but rather that a complaint had been made. . . . After a few more minutes I was placed in the back of a police van.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cops arrest gobby Aussie minister for preaching too loudly in street" by Angus Mackinnon, Daily Star (London) 9/20/13

Officers told him they received complaints about his methods or preaching.

The preacher was telling Scots shoppers "the truth will set you free" when he was hauled into the back of a police van.

He was driven to Perth police station where he was given a verbal warning.

The preacher added: "It was basically, if you keep doing it we'll keep going through this process."

Angry shoppers then abused the clergyman when he returned to Perth High Street.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian street preacher arrested in Scotland" posted at Christian Concern 9/19/13

The officer insisted that he was not allowed to preach and told Rev Williamson that he would be arrested if he continued. When Rev Williamson said that he would not comply because he was not breaking the law, the officer placed him under arrest for breach of the peace.

Rev Williamson was taken to Perth police station, interviewed and released with a caution.

A second man, who spoke up in defence of Rev Williamson’s right to preach, was also arrested at the scene.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian street preacher arrested again in Scotland" posted at Christian Today 9/27/13

The Reverend Josh Williamson was arrested last week for "breach of the peace" and again on Saturday in relation to the same charge.

Both arrests occurred while he was preaching on Perth High Street.

After his arrest on Saturday, he was to be held in custody until Monday but was instead released at 9.30pm on Saturday evening after being held for over five hours in the cells.

Mr Williamson said that although he had been released, he was unsure as to whether this was the end of police action against him.

"Each time I get told a different thing. It seems that 'noise' is subjective, and the person complaining determines if something is too loud or not."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read the myriad instances of Christians arrested for speaking the Truth.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Parents Sue Kansas to Stop Religious Education

After the Kansas State Board of Education adopted new K-12 science standards in June, multiple lawsuits have been filed, including one backed by parents across the state, arguing that Kansas schools will be mandated to indoctrinate students in the religion of secular humanism thereby competing with parents' teaching of their family faith.
"The state's job is simply to say to students, 'How life arises continues to be a scientific mystery and there are competing ideas about it,'"
-- John Calvert, Lake Quivira attorney involved in the lawsuit
For background, read Religion (Secular Humanism) Taught in New National Science Curriculum and also read Teaching Evolution is Religious Indoctrination: Lawsuit as well as Global Warming a Religion, Say Climate Scientists

In addition, read Atheists Want Christian to Stop Teaching Science

-- From "Anti-evolution group sues to block Kansas school science standards" by John Hanna, Associated Press 9/27/13

The group, Citizens for Objective Public Education [COPE], had criticized the standards developed by Kansas, 25 other states and the National Research Council for treating both evolution and climate change as key scientific concepts to be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The case is the latest chapter in a long-running debate in Kansas over what to teach students about 19th century naturalist Charles Darwin's theories on evolution and scientific developments since. Kansas has had six different sets of science standards in the past 15 years, as conservative Republicans skeptical of evolution gained and lost board majorities.

The lawsuit argues that the new standards will cause Kansas public schools to promote a "non-theistic religious worldview" by allowing only "materialistic" or "atheistic" explanations to scientific questions, particularly about the origins of life and the universe. The suit further argues that state would be "indoctrinating" impressionable students in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution's protections for religious freedom.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian groups sue Kansas over school science standards" by Kristen Butler, 9/27/13

According to the Pacific Justice Institute [PJI], the new public school science standards could create “a hostile learning environment for those of faith" . . .

The suit alleges that . . . "it's an egregious violation of the rights of Americans to subject students -- as young as five -- to an authoritative figure such as a teacher who essentially tells them that their faith is wrong."

If they can't block the curriculum entirely, PJI will settle for stopping the standards for grades K-8, and would allow the standards for grades 9-12 as long as the standards are objective "so as to produce a religiously neutral effect with respect to theistic and non-theistic religion."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian groups sue to stop Kansas schools from adopting science standards" by David Ferguson, Raw Story 9/27/13

COPE, Inc. said that the science standards have a “concealed Orthodoxy” that is bent on undermining the views of the faithful.

“The Orthodoxy is not religiously neutral as it permits only materialistic/atheistic answers to ultimate religious questions,” said the group’s statement. The group maintained that questions like “Where do we come from?” can only be answered honestly by religious dogma [i.e.: the new "science standards"].

The statement went on to say that “teaching the materialistic/atheistic ideas to primary school children whose minds are susceptible to blindly accepting them as true” is unconstitutional and dangerous, and therefore the new science standards must be stopped.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Christian School Attacked for Teaching Creation

In addition, read California Judge OKs Teaching Hinduism in Public School

Friday, September 27, 2013

Obama Says His Daughters Need Free Contraceptives

Speaking before adoring fans in Maryland yesterday, President Obama explained the dire need of Americans for ObamaCare, mentioning that his own daughters will benefit from the law's "free" contraceptives, and saying that many women would not be able to afford them without the new law.

PS: Birth control pills cost $9/month at Target stores . . . but not to worry, ObamaCare also funds abortions.

For background, read ObamaCare Covers Abortion & Pays Abortionists and also read Morning-After Abortifacient is Becoming the 'Contraceptive' Choice as well as Bishops Say Catholic Church Will Defy ObamaCare

-- From "Remarks by President Obama on the Affordable Care Act" (ObamaCare) White House Press Release 9/26/13

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Maryland!  (Applause.) . . .


THE PRESIDENT:  I love you back.  It’s wonderful being here. (Applause.)

. . . the first thing you need to know is this:  If you already have health care, you don’t have to do anything. . . . a lot of you have been enjoying new benefits . . . more than 100 million Americans have gotten free preventive care like mammograms and contraceptive care with no copays.

So tens of millions of Americans are already better off because of the benefits and protections provided by the Affordable Care Act.

. . . And let’s say you’re a young woman . . . I’m interested in this, because I got two daughters, right?  . . . If you buy health care through the [ObamaCare] marketplace, your plan has to cover free checkups, flu shots, contraceptive care.  So you might end up getting more health care each month than you’re paying for the premiums.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama: ‘Free Contraceptive Care…May Make Up What She’s Spending on Premiums;’ Target: Pill Still $9 Per Month" by Terence P. Jeffrey, 9/25/13

Speaking with former President Bill Clinton yesterday, President Barack Obama suggested that under Obamacare young women may get back more in “free contraceptive care” each month than they pay out in premiums.

This was based on Obama's assumptions that a young woman would in fact be using some contraceptives on a regular monthly basis and that her health-insurance premiums would cost less than her monthly cell phone bill.

However, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's online "subsidy calculator," which estimates how much people will need to pay next year in Obamacare premiums, a person with a demographic profile approximating the hypothetical woman Obama described, would need to pay more than $200 per month in Obamacare premiums.

As reported last year, the Target store in Northwest Washington, D.C., was selling a month's supply of birth control pills to people without health insurance for just $9.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "How Obamacare Will Subsidize Abortion" by Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute, posted at National Review Online 9/25/13

[The Multi-State Plans (MSPs)] provision of Obamacare represented a partial victory for progressive forces who favored a national, single-payer system. In its place they accepted a category of health-insurance plans managed by the Office of Personnel Management under contracts with private insurance companies. Unlike the federal employee health plans, which are available only to federal workers and their families, these MSPs are guaranteed a place on each state (and District of Columbia) health-care exchange and will therefore be available to every resident of the United States. By virtue of being offered on the exchanges, premiums paid to purchase these plans will be eligible for the generous scheme of subsidies created under Obamacare.

Passage of MSPs required one other major finesse from Democrats on the Hill. In order to deal with the abortion coverage MSPs might provide, the law stipulated that each state must have at least two MSPs and that at least one of them must be a plan that confines its abortion coverage to situations defined by the Hyde Amendment, which are, to simplify a bit, cases of rape, incest, or where the life of the mother is in danger. While the law provided no specific assurance that the other MSPs (one or possibly many more) would cover elective abortion, it has seemed clear from the start (and blisteringly obvious from observing its past patterns) that the Obama administration would ensure that abortion-covering state plans (let’s call them ASPs) would be available everywhere possible (especially inasmuch as the MSP program might ultimately prove a gateway to single-payer).

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Christian Univ. Boots Professor for Changing Sex

Heather Ann Clements, a 15-year professor (former chair of theology and philosophy) at Azusa Pacific University, has chosen to be a "transgender male," and so she's also chosen to end her career at the California evangelical Christian university which says it seeks “to cultivate a community in which sexuality is embraced as God-given and good and where Biblical standards of sexual behavior are upheld.”

It should be noted that a person's DNA cannot be changed; biologically, there's no such thing as a "sex change."

For background, CLICK HERE to read of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that religious organizations are NOT bound by certain federal employment regulations regarding ministers, and also CLICK HERE to read of similar employment issues at Christian schools.

-- From "Transgender Professor Fights to Keep Job at Christian College" by Willian Avila, KNBC-TV4 (Los Angeles) 9/25/13

When the professor formally asked the private school in Azusa, 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, to recognize his name [Heath Adam Ackley] and gender change, the university immediately asked him to step down from his position. Ackley's lawyer said he did not violate any school policies.

"He has not broken any university code," attorney Paul Southwick said. "There are no rules that prohibit gender transition. The only code they have is homosexual conduct, but Adam has not conducted in homosexual conduct."

According to Southwick, the professor and university are in confidential negotiations to allow Ackley to stay at least through the remainder of the semester.

"University leadership is engaged in thoughtful conversations with our faculty member in order to honor the contribution and treat all parties with dignity and respect while upholding the values of the university," the university said in a statement to NBC4. "It is an ongoing conversation, and therefore, a confidential matter."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California theology professor booted from Christian college after coming out as transgender" by Carol Kuruvilla, New York Daily News 9/25/13

Ackley will stay on contract until the end of the academic year, but the university is trying to find a substitute professor to teach his classes in the meantime.

. . . for most of his life, Ackley said that he struggled to reconcile evangelical Christian teachings about gender with the way he felt inside.

He was baptized into Christianity at the age of 18 and then became an ordained minister. He tried to conform to the idea of Christian womanhood as best as he could, but he struggled with the idea of getting married to a man.

But the hormones, therapy and prayer that were aimed at making him feel better just led to “physical, psychological and spiritual deterioration.”

Ackley finally found relief when the American Psychiatric Association crossed “gender identity disorder” off its list of mental illnesses in January. He said his doctors took him off his psychiatric medicine. He finally felt validated.

Ackley is in the process of divorcing his second husband, choosing to let go of his married name “Clements” and return to his maiden name “Ackley.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Theology professor set to leave university over transgender identity" by Annie Z. Yu, The Clause (APU student newspaper) 9/20/13

Ackley said Dr. Mark Stanton, the university provost and a clinical psychologist, has affirmed Ackley‘s transgender identity, so Ackley does not feel any “quibble” about his gender.

Dr. Scott Daniels, dean of the School of Theology and a pastor in a “fairly conservative denomination,” pointed out that the question of transgender people in leadership is “still in conversation” among both independent and APU-connected communities and denominations.

As the administration mulls over appropriate next steps, Daniels said although there have been recent shifts in the psychological community, there are still strong convictions regarding gender identity in the evangelical community and the transgender question is still largely uncharted theological territory.

“I think in the right context Adam could serve as an important voice in helping bring some clarity into that conversation, helping the church have that conversation in ways that are maybe more robust and thoughtful,” he said.

Dr. Kimberly Denu, special adviser to the president and provost, has worked on diversity issues with Ackley and said this is an example of “living and learning together.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian University Boots Professor After Announcing ‘Gender Identity Change’ From Female to Male" by Garrett Haley, Christian News Network 9/23/13

For 15 years, Heather Ann Clements—also known as Heather Ann Ackley, who was ordained in the Mennonite Church—has been teaching various topics at the Christian university. Her online profile lists over 20 courses Clements has taught over the years, as well as dozens of publications she has authored.

One of her articles—titled A Constructive Wesleyan Theological Proposal: Redemption and Sanctification of Human Gender—was published in a 2004 edition of The Asbury Theological Journal. In it, Clements argues that sexual confusion, including homosexual orientation, is a phenomenon brought about by humans’ fallen, sinful state.

“Even if a genetic explanation for homosexual preference is accepted, it is understood to be a tragic genetic defect caused by the fall, a pathological distortion of the originally good (and originally heterosexual) order of creation,” she wrote. “Homosexual practices and behavior are explicitly understood as sin. Christian homosexuals must avoid this sinful practice by remaining celibate.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

To read further background on this aspect of the Gay Agenda, click label "TRANSGENDER" below:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

GOP Unanimously OKs First Homosexual Appeals Judge

Not a single Republican, or Democrat, senator opposed confirmation of Todd M. Hughes to be celebrated as the first openly homosexual judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Up to now, Hughes has been the deputy director of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division of President Obama's Department of Justice.

For background, read More High-profile Republicans Going Gay Agenda and also read GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters as well as Nationwide Marriage Amendment Puts GOP to Test

In addition, read GOP NJ Gov. Christie Says Homosexuality is NOT a Sin, as he signs a Gay Agenda law.

-- From "Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. appeals judge" by Michael Winter, USA TODAY 9/24/13

President Obama nominated Hughes in February, and a Senate subcommittee approved him in July.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., lauded the confirmation, which he called "an important milestone for the judicial branch."

"I am proud that today the Senate is finally taking this critical step to break down another barrier and increase diversity on our Federal bench," Leahy said in a statement.

The advocacy group Alliance for Justice also applauded Hughes' confirmation, noting its push "for a federal judiciary that reflects the full diversity of America and a confirmation process that evaluates candidates based on their legal expertise, not how they look or who they love."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Senate confirms Todd M. Hughes as first openly gay federal appeals judge" by Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post 9/24/13

White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler published a blog post celebrating the confirmation as “yet another ‘first’ among President Obama’s judges” and added: “We look forward to the ‘seconds’ and ‘thirds’ who will come after Todd Hughes and his fellow ‘firsts’ currently serving on our courts.”

Seven openly gay judges have already been confirmed to serve on district courts, which rank one level below the circuit courts. The first, Deborah Batts in the Southern District of New York, took senior status in April 2012, and the remaining six were all appointed by Obama.

The Obama administration has won Senate approval for six openly gay nominees so far this term, five of them on July 30. The group included four ambassadors: Dan Baer to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, John Berry to Australia, Rufus Gifford to Denmark, and James Costos to Spain. The other two were Stuart Delery, assistant attorney general for the Civil Division at Justice, and Elaine Kaplan as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The president has also appointed 13 openly gay officials this year who did not require Senate confirmation, according to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Surviving a Terrorist Attack: Deny Christ or Die

The objective of worldwide jihadist terrorism is on full display, but how will American elected leaders portray it? In this week's Kenyan mall attack, as the al-Shabaab jihadists quizzed shoppers of their knowledge of Islam, they killed those who failed the test -- the Christians.  Will Americans now be advised to memorize Koranic verses in order to survive terrorist attacks?
"The extremists are gaining ground rapidly. It is not just the poor but the rich as well who are rapidly coming under the influence of extremist ideology or becoming latent-radical."
-- Ayesha Siddiqa, a defense and security analyst, based in Islamabad, Pakistan
For background, read President Obama's Army Says Christians are Worst Terrorists and also read President Obama on Jihad: Islam is a Great Religion as well as American Public School Textbooks Teach "Jihad" means "Doing Good Works"

-- From "Analysis: Nairobi mall attack strikes at Africa's boom image" by Pascal Fletcher, Reuters 9/23/13

From Mali to Algeria, Nigeria to Kenya, violent Islamist groups - tapping into local poverty, conflict, inequality or exclusion but espousing a similar anti-Western, anti-Christian creed - are striking at state authority and international interests, both economic and political.

They "called on all Muslims to leave the shopping center," Israeli businessman Yariv Kedar wrote in an eyewitness account published by the Tel Aviv daily Yedioth Ahronoth.

Other survivors told reporters that those who identified themselves as Muslims were ordered to recite a verse from the Koran, or to name the Prophet Mohammed's mother. Those who could do so were allowed to go; those who failed the test were killed.

This religious factor is a common denominator of nearly all of the insurgencies and conflicts across the Sahel, northern Nigeria and the Sudans, into east Africa and the Horn of Africa. It follows the historical faultlines of where the mostly Islamicised north of the continent meets the predominantly Christian and non-Muslim south below the Sahara.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Former L.I. University Instructor Among Kenya Mall Attack Victims" by The Associated Press and CBS News New York 9/23/13

[Nairobi mall shopper Dorcas Mwangi of Athens, Ga.] said terrorists were shooting hostages who could not recite a Muslim prayer. Her brother texted her crucial information.

“My brother sent me the Muslim Shahad prayer to memorize,” she said.

Mwangi was never spotted and made it out.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pakistan Christians take to the streets after bombing" by Naila Inayat, Special for USA TODAY 9/23/13

In the wake of the worst ever attack on Pakistan's Christian minority . . . Critics worry that the government is only allowing the Islamists time to get stronger.

More than 85 people were killed at the All Saints Church in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday after a pair of suicide bombers targeted the Christian building, injuring hundreds of worshipers. A wing of the Tehrik-i-Taliban claimed it launched the attack.

Hundreds of Christians all over the country took to the streets. . . . In the southern port city of Karachi, a few hundred demonstrators chanted "Stop killing Christians!" and demanded that those who attacked their community be held accountable.

The bombing of the church was just the latest act of terrorism to set off a crisis in Pakistan over the Taliban [and al-Qaeda].

Earlier this year, a mob in Lahore burnt down two churches and more than a hundred Christian houses, and dozens of other attacks have taken place since June.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dying Nigerian Pastor: 'I Will Never Deny My Savior'" by Katherine Russell, Christian Post 8/2/13

On May 14, in plain view of his wife and one daughter, suspected Boko Haram Islamic terrorist members gunned down Rev. Faye Pama Musa, general overseer of the Rhema Assembly International Church and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno state.

“Today you are a dead man. Call your Jesus to help you, Mr. CAN man,” one of the terrorists shouted.

Musa did not give up without a fight. While wrestling with the three men, he continually called upon Jesus [saying] “I will never deny my Savior.”

According to the Associated Press, since 2010 the Boko Haram network is responsible for the killings of more than 1,600 people, many of them Christians.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Christians, Extinct in Middle East, as Islam Wins

In addition, read Muslim Beheads Christians in New Jersey per Koran

Monday, September 23, 2013

Christians in Obama's Military? Don't Ask, Don't Tell

As conservatives have warned for years, homosexualists' demands for "gay rights" must, by default, result in stripping America of religious liberty.  That prediction is now reality in a military recreated into President Obama's image, where Christians are now "forced into the closet."
“Yes, it’s a real turnabout where you, at one time, had to come out of the closet to admit you’re homosexual, and now you have to come out of the closet to admit that you’re a Christian.”
-- Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command
For background, read Homosexualists Say Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled and also read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty as well as Pentagon Gay Agenda: Christians are 'Hate Groups'

In addition, read of
President Obama's homosexualization of the American military -- what was once the greatest force for good in the world.

-- From "Sen. Vitter: Military Suppressed Religious Rights In 42 ‘Documented Cases’" by Alissa Tabirian, 9/20/13

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) urged Deborah Lee James, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force, to look into specific cases in which the military allegedly suppressed service members’ religious rights before she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. "We're going to give you about 42 specific examples as a followup," Vitter told her.

“A lot of us are very concerned about what in our opinion is political correctness run amok on steroids quashing legitimate exercise and expression of religion in the military, things like… telling somebody they can’t have a Bible on their desk - that’s a documented case. Telling a Christian chaplain he can’t end a prayer in Jesus’ name – that’s a documented case,” Vitter told James at her nomination hearing Thursday.

However, committee chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich) said during Thursday’s hearing that “in terms of the reference to prayer, depending on where a prayer is made, if it’s made to a general audience, it could be a different responsibility for a chaplain than if it’s made to an audience of his own religion.

“This is a very sensitive area, because we want to protect freedom of religion for chaplains and for our troops, but we also want to protect the freedom of religion for people who are listening to chaplains,” Levin continued.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Vitter Urges Air Force Secretary Nominee to Address Religious Freedom" press release by office of Sen. Vitter 9/20/13

“Religious freedom is one of the core principles that make our nation great,” Vitter said. “Unfortunately there are far too many cases of the military restricting the men and women who serve our country from expressing their faith. That’s just not right, and I want to make sure the Air Force Secretary nominee does everything she can to fix it.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Former Special Forces Commander: Now It's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Christians" by Michael W. Chapman, 9/20/13

“There was a meeting in San Antonio yesterday [Sept. 17] where 80 members from Lackland Air Force base came and talked about the persecution they are under at Lackland Air Force Base,” said the general.  “That’s significant. And now, you’re an open Christian at your own peril in many places, under many of the commanders in the military today and that’s a major change, a major paradigm shift in our society.”

“They’re trying to force Christians underground so that our faith and our values do not impact the public sector. So that’s what you’re seeing unfold today,” said Boykin, who was one of the original members of Delta Force.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sexual Confusion Reigns at Calif. HS Homecoming

At Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, a 16-year-old boy who pretends to be a girl was NOT advised to seek psychiatric counseling for gender identity disorder (a caring action), but rather his mental illness was exploited through media hype and being elected homecoming queen by indoctrinated students.
“I was so proud to win, not just for me but for everyone out there. I think it really shows the progression of the times.”
-- Lance Campbell, teenage boy-queen
To see the trend, read Massachusetts Male 'Transgender' Student Voted Prom Queen

For background, read Senate Codifies Gay Agenda in School Reform Bill and so there's no surprise when a Gay Pedophile Teacher is Defended by a Michigan School

The process starts early: Transgender Cartoons Indoctrinate Preschoolers

And read how the Gay Agenda permeates public schools with "transgender rights."

-- From "Transgender high school student becomes homecoming queen" by Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star 9/22/13

Transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell . . . who was born male but told reporters that she always felt like a girl, was crowned during halftime of Friday night’s football game.

Before Cassidy was crowned, principal Paul Morrow said that if his school was “to make high-profile news during its homecoming week this year, then we are proud that the message is one of equity and individual respect.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "For transgender homecoming queen, a crowning achievement" by Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times 9/21/13

The Marina High senior put herself up for the title because she hoped to make a statement and draw attention to the push for equality for transgender people. She also became part of a small but growing movement as transgender teens nationwide enter competitions for traditional honors such as homecoming and prom king and queen.

Cassidy said her legs shook with nervousness as she stood at a podium next to her mother. Then, when she was named winner, she dropped to her knees and broke into tears. Friends began hugging her. The crowd chanted her name.

"I just think it is such a huge step for the transgender community," she said Saturday, when asked to put her achievement into perspective. "The majority at my school wanted me to win. So many people embraced me and accept me for who I am. I think that is pretty profound."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Parents Allow Babies to Choose Gender From Birth

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Obama Edicts Homosexual 'Marriage' to ALL States

President Obama's Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have issued revised rules to validate same-sex "marriage" throughout the United States via private pension and health care plans, tax regulations, and myriad other employee benefit plans.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Breaks Law, Gives VA Money to Homosexuals

President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

President Obama's 'Marriage' Lawlessness Spreads Across America

-- From "Labor Dept: same-sex spouses can participate in benefit plans" by Amanda Becker, Reuters 9/18/13

Same-sex spouses, regardless of where they live, can now participate in the private retirement and healthcare plans overseen by the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the department said in a release.

The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision in United States v. Windsor, which extended federal benefits to those in same-sex marriages.

EBSA oversees 701,000 private retirement plans and 2.3 million health plans, according to the department.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

 From "Labor Dept.: Same-Sex Spouses Have Benefit Rights" by The Associated Press 9/18/13

The agency said the terms "spouse" and "marriage" in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act should be read to include same-sex couples regardless of where they currently reside. That means a gay couple that marries legally in Minnesota or New York can still participate equally in retirement and other federal employee benefits if they move to Florida, where gay marriage is not legal.

The interpretation "provides a uniform rule of recognition that can be applied with certainty by stakeholders, including employers, plan administrators, participants, and beneficiaries," the agency said.

Groups that represent large employers welcomed the guidance, saying it makes it easier for companies operating across the country to have uniform rules to follow when it comes to issues like spousal consent on distribution of benefits and survivorship rights. Gay marriage is currently legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The new guidance extends federal employee benefit rights to married same-sex couples in the other 37 states - even those that have laws refusing to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Guidance on Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages Takes Effect" by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, posted at The National Law Review 9/18/13

On August 29, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance clarifying that same-sex couples who are legally married in jurisdictions or countries that recognize their marriages will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes, regardless of whether the same-sex couple resides in a state or jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriages. This is commonly called a "state of celebration" approach to federal taxation issues.

Plan sponsors [employers] are required to comply prospectively with the guidance effective as of September 16, 2013 with respect to health and welfare plans and qualified plans and, possibly, to take retroactive action in order to ensure compliance with the guidance.

If employers do not know whether employees receiving domestic partner benefits have same-sex spouses, employers may want to invite employees to disclose their marital statuses.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read President Obama's Department of Justice Forces Employees to Celebrate Deviancy and separately the DOJ Forces School Girl into Boys Locker Room

And also read School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates

Friday, September 20, 2013

ObamaNation: Perpetual Poor Barred from Marriage

The Nanny State's so-called safety net has become a trap for generations of low-achieving Americans who learn to "make a living" by gaming myriad government programs. Earning too much "on the books" or getting married means you're kicked off government assistance -- as such, the system precludes climbing the ladder of success.
“Staying unmarried is the tax shelter for the poor.”
-- Gene Steuerle, fellow at the Urban Institute
For background, read Young Adults Rarely Marry, Seniors Divorce Often and also read About Half of Americans Now Born Out of Wedlock as well as Family Demise, as 1/3 of Households are People Alone

UPDATE 4/16/15: Decades of Income Inequality is due to Demise of Married-parent Families with Children, Study Shows

UPDATE 5/30/14: President Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

-- From "4.1 Million Single-Mother Families Are Living In Poverty: Census" by Hope Yen, Huffington Post, 9/19/13

The [U.S. Census] figures, released Thursday, [show] Single-mother families in poverty increased for the fourth straight year to 4.1 million, or 41.5 percent, coinciding with longer-term trends of declining marriage and [thus increased] out-of-wedlock births. Many of these mothers are low income with low education. The share of married-couple families in poverty remained unchanged at 2.1 million, or 8.7 percent.

By race or ethnicity, a growing proportion of poor children are Hispanic, a record 37 percent of the total. Whites make up 30 percent, blacks 26 percent.

With poverty remaining high, food stamp use continued to climb. Roughly 15.8 million, or 13.6 percent of U.S. households, received food stamps, the highest level on record.

The numbers also reflect widening economic inequality, an issue President Barack Obama has pledged would be a top priority of his administration to address. Upward mobility in the U.S. has been hurt . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Tax Expert: ‘Staying Unmarried Is the Tax Shelter for the Poor’" by Penny Starr, 9/18/13

. . . Tianna Gaines-Turner, a low-wage worker from Philadelphia . . . explained that if she married the father of her children, who was living with them, she would lose benefits. If she told them she was living with the children’s father, the government would take action to make him pay child support and penalize her for having access to his income.

“So basically I did not report that he lived in the home with us,” Gaines-Turner said. “I reported that I was a single parent.

“Unfortunately, the system is not set up – I’m not going to say reward – but it’s not set up to encourage people to have families; to build on what the American Dream is really about is family values,” Gaines-Turner said. “That’s what I was brought up on.

“Family values, family dreams, is for two people who love each other to be able to get married,” Gaines-Turner said. “I wanted to show my children, especially my daughters, and my sons, that if you love this person and you want to be together, you do the right thing and you get married,” said Gaines-Turner, who also has three stepchildren. “You don’t stay shacked up.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Single Moms: Pew Research Center Finds That Moms Are Breadwinners In 40 Percent Of Households" by Huffington Post 5/30/13

Based on an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Pew found that 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who provide the sole or primary source of income for the family, up from just 11 percent in 1960. They attribute this growth to the increasing number of women in the workforce.

And the majority of these breadwinning moms are single parents: 63 percent -- or 8.6 million -- are single mothers, and 37 percent (5.1 million) are married mothers who out-earn their husbands.

However, the two groups differ greatly in income; the median total family income for homes with married mother breadwinners was nearly $80,000 in 2011, compared to $23,000 for families led by a single mother [thus, below the poverty level in most cases].

. . . 64 percent of those surveyed said that the increasing number of single mothers in the U.S. is a "big problem," though that percentage is down from 71 percent in 2007. And young adults are less concerned about single moms than older adults; 42 percent of adults under 30 view the growing number of single moms as a big problem, compared to 65 percent of adults in their 30s and 40s and 74 percent of adults aged 50 and older. Republicans (78 percent) are also more likely than Democrats (51 percent) to view this trend as a big problem.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Liberals Admit to Destruction of African Americans as well as 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct among Blacks

Bill O'Reilly 7/22/13 (click for video)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tennessee School Visits Mosque, No Time for Church

After Sumner County, Tennessee parents adamantly complained, the new Hendersonville High School policy forbids any field trips, of any kind, to religious sites.  As part of a World Studies class, students were taken to the Islamic Center of Nashville and given Korans.  Students who refused an alternate indoctrination lesson were given a "zero grade."
“Someone needs to be held accountable. They are our children – not theirs.”
-- Mike Conner, parent
For background, read Public School Trip to Mosque in Massachusetts, Students Pray and also read Islam Favored over Christianity in Florida Textbook

In addition, read Allah Worshiped in Memphis Church and also in Virginia Methodist Church

-- From "School receives backlash after student field trip to mosque" by Nadia Ramdass, WATE-TV6 (Knoxville) 9/18/13

. . . parents were outraged that the trip did not include stops at a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue for a better understanding of each religion.

Following the backlash, Sumner County Schools spokesman Jeremy Johnson released a statement which said, in part, "After receiving a parent complaint regarding field trip locations, our district has reviewed the practice and decided to eliminate field trips to religious venues from this class, as it does not provide equal representation to all the religions studied in the course unit."

It continued, "This decision was made due to the fact that equal representation in regards to field trips for all religions studied in the course is not feasible. Per our district policy, the student who requested to not participate in the field trip was given a suitable alternative assignment that was agreed upon by both the teacher and parent."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Receive Koran" by Todd Starnes, 9/17/13

“If you can’t go to all five [local religious sites], why are you going to any?” asked parent Mike Conner. “We sent the principal an email and voiced our concerns. She sent back a reply and told us they could not afford to go to all five.”

Children were given punch and cookies at the mosque where they listened to readings from the Koran, Conner said. They were also given copies of the Islamic holy book – which some students took and others declined.

During their visit to the Hindu temple, students engaged in meditation.

“Our kids are being indoctrinated and this is being shoved in their face,” Conner told Fox News. “It tells me they are pushing other religions and they want Christianity to take a back seat. They want our children to be tolerant of everything except Christianity.”

Conner told Fox News his 14-year-old stepdaughter Jessica decided not to attend the trip. So her teachers instructed her to write a paper comparing and contrasting the Christian, Hindu and Islamic faiths. That’s when his daughter noticed something strange.

“There was one page on the sayings of Jesus, two-thirds of a page on the sayings of Gandhi, and five pages on Muhammed,” Conner said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Hollywood, Cure for Islamophobia: Katie Couric

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Praying Crowds vs. ACLU: Rowan County N. Carolina

The ACLU sued the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in March, which resulted in a judge issuing an injunction against prayer, but the Board has continued to pray, and this week thousands of citizens came to sing patriotic songs and hymns in a rally for prayer at the meeting in Salisbury, North Carolina.

UPDATE 8/11/15: 13 States vs. ACLU in Rowan County, North Carolina Prayer Battle

For background, read Rowan County Prays in Jesus' Name Despite ACLU Threat

For further background, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

Coming soon: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Public Prayer Case

UPDATE 2/11/14: North Carolinians Pray at School, Defying Wisconsin Atheists

Click for local TV news report
-- From "More than 1,000 attend prayer rally in Salisbury" by The Associated Press 9/17/13

Commissioner Mike Caskey opened Monday's meeting with a prayer that ended with the words; "I ask this in his name, who is above all other names." Caskey did not use Jesus' name in the prayer.

A Forsyth County-based group called Return America organized the rally to support the Rowan commission's practice of praying before its meetings.

Dr. Ron Baity, a pastor and president of Return America, says he told the commission that if the right to pray is lost in public, people will next attack prayer in churches.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Hundreds rally to support prayer in Rowan County" by WCNC-TV36 (Charlotte) Staff 9/16/13

Earlier this summer a federal judge ordered the commissioners to stop praying in Jesus' name after an ACLU lawsuit claimed the prayer was unconstitutional.

But Monday's protesters said they're standing up to the ACLU, finding strength in faith and in numbers.

The commissioner's attorney said the legal battle between the commission and the ACLU is moving slowly because they're waiting to see what the United States Supreme Court decides on the issue of legislative prayer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Prayer rally: Large crowd converges on Salisbury to support Rowan County commissioners" by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post 9/17/13

The rally — organizers put the crowd at 2,000 to 3,000 people — aimed at supporting Rowan County commissioners in continuing their practice of starting meetings with sectarian prayers.

Commissioner Mike Caskey opened Monday's meeting with a prayer ending, “I ask this is his name, who is above all other names.”

[Pastor Dr.] Baity had more than 30 pastors gather with him on the old federal courthouse's steps before they entered the commissioners' chambers together.

David Gibbs III, [Alliance Defending Freedom] lead attorney for Rowan County commissioners in a suit filed against them through the American Civil Liberties Union, told the crowd, “If you have prayer without Jesus, you just formed a non-Jesus religion.”

People said they heard about the prayer rally through Return America notifications, pastors in the pulpit, Sunday School, church newsletters and on Christian radio stations.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Black Abortion Key to Reducing Poverty, Says Mayor

Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, Washington, speaking at a conference in the Birmingham Baptist church where four black girls were killed by a KKK bomb 50 years ago, said that the availability of abortion for girls is necessary to avert "a life of poverty with her children or her unborn children."

For background, read Minorities Targeted by Planned Parenthood for Abortion: Study and also read Black Genocide in New York City (nearly 2 of 3 killed in womb)

For further background, read Violence & Poverty due to Absence of Intact Family as well as Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study

In addition, read President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

-- From "US Conference of Mayors releasing anti-racism plan" by Jay Reeves, Associated Press 9/12/13

Members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors [held] a panel discussion on 'Reaching Economic Justice' at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

The proposals from the [conference] include speaking out against bias, reducing poverty and working to reduce disparities between whites, blacks and Hispanics in prison sentencing.

In cities, the mayors said they want to promote inclusion and tolerance and help integrate immigrants into communities. They said closing economic gaps between whites and minorities is a key.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Taking Away 'Right to Choose' May Consign Women to 'A Life of Poverty'" by Susan Jones, 9/16/13

"Young women who have children who are not married are more likely to end up in poverty, and so are their children," said Mayor Marian Strickland (D). "When you take away a woman's right to choose, you may actually consign her to a life of poverty with her children or her unborn children."

Mayor Strickland said it's important to "help people become empowered," and she made the point that mayors can set policies at the local level to encourage economic development.

"We all do better, when we all do better. And we made great gains as a country as far as civil rights. But there's a lot of work to do," Strickland said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Liberals Admit to Destruction of African Americans as well as 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct among Blacks

Bill O'Reilly 7/22/13 (click for video)

And consider this vintage interview with Planned Parenthood founder, eugenicist Margaret Sanger

Monday, September 16, 2013

Plants' & Animals' Civil Rights - Antihumanism

Environmentalists lay claim to the next civil rights movement . . .

We've seen movements for
gay rights, pedophile rights, zoophile rights, Muslim rights and more, but now it's people fighting for those who can't fight for their own rights: plants and animals.
. . . antihumanism — the belief that people are the problem. As the Club of Rome summarized it in 1974: “The World Has Cancer, and the Cancer Is Man.”
For background, read Swiss Government 'Plant Rights' along with Animal Rights and also read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets as well as White House Favors Lower Birth Rate and 'Green Abortions'

-- From "Natural wonder" posted at Denver Westword News 9/12/13

On Wednesday, September 18, the [Boulder County] planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and ponder whether to include a statement in the comprehensive plan declaring that "Boulder County acknowledges the rights of all naturally occurring ecosystems and their native species populations to exist and flourish."

Whether or not it's approved, the proposed language signals that the Rights of Nature movement has landed in Colorado, complete with website and Facebook page. It's essentially a push by a wide array of environmental activists and thinkers to grant a kind of legal standing to native species; if corporations that promote fracking and other forms of environmental degradation can be granted personhood in the political arena, why can't entire ecosystems have rights, too?

Since 2008, laws that specifically acknowledge such rights have been passed in countries such as Bolivia and Ecuador and more than three dozen U.S. towns and cities. The locals pushing for a similar measure in Boulder include the president of the county's Audubon Society; an attorney whose bio lists "life-long experience in the study of consciousness, nature and the law"; an "ecopsychologist and poet"; and Priscilla Stuckey, author of Kissed by a Fox: And Other Studies of Friendship in Nature.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "For those who want to be together forever, NY says pet cemeteries can bury ashes of humans" by The Associated Press 9/14/13

New regulations will allow New York animal lovers to spend eternity with their pets.

The cemeteries can bury pet owners’ ashes as long as they don’t charge a fee for it and don’t advertise human burial services.

Ed Martin, owner of the 117-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, says he gets five or six requests a year from humans who want to have their ashes buried with their pets.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Examining the Cult of Antihumanism" book review by Connie Marshner, National Catholic Register 8/31/13

Robert Zubrin’s book examines the philosophy that underlies one side of the struggle to value human life and dignity.

The first half examines the intellectual origins of antihumanism. The second half examines how the idea underlies current environmentalist policies and documents the compulsory worldwide population control that has been the foundation of U.S. foreign-aid policy since 1965.

Zubrin documents how eugenics is linked to environmentalism. In 1913, the neo-pagan tract Man and Earth, which became the bible of the continental back-to-nature youth movement, “laid out in full the conservationist case against humanity, technological progress, industrial development and advanced agriculture that has played a central role in the environmental movement ever since.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Babies Can Hear Abortionist Coming, Study Shows

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a study confirming that unborn babies develop language skills by listening to their mother's surroundings -- even remembering AFTER they're born what they heard in utero.

-- From "Unborn babies are hearing you, loud and clear" by Meghan Holohan, NBC News 8/26/13

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland looked at 33 moms-to-be, and examined their babies after birth. While pregnant, 17 mothers listened at a loud volume to a CD with two, four minute sequences of made-up words (“tatata” or “tatota”, said several different ways and with different pitches) from week 29 until birth.

The moms and babies heard the nonsense words about 50 to 71 times. Following birth, the researchers tested the all 33 babies for normal hearing and then performed an EEG (electroencephalograph) brain scan to see if the newborns responded differently to the made-up words and different pitches.

Babies who listened to the CD in utero recognized the made-up words and noticed the pitch changes, which the infants who did not hear the CD did not, the researchers found. They could tell because their brain activity picked up when those words were played, while babies who didn’t hear the CD in the womb did not react as much.

The finding support the idea that an unborn fetus can learn and remember just as well as a newborn, the researchers said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Fetus in womb learns language cues before birth, study finds" by Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times 9/7/13

Scientists have discovered plenty of evidence that what’s heard in utero can make a lasting impression. Fetuses respond differently to native and nonnative vowels, and newborns cry with their native language prosody (a combination of rhythm, stress and intonation).

The findings could mean it’s possible to give babies a little language leg-up before they ever say a word — particularly the children who may need it most.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Newborns remember words they heard in the womb: study" by Thaddeus Baklinski, 8/27/13

Eino Partanen and colleagues at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit of the university's Institute of Behavioral Sciences set out to discover if there was measurable evidence that memory traces are formed prior to birth.

New research has confirmed that babies have memories formed while still in the womb.

Previous studies looked at behavioral clues to the conjecture that babies remember things they heard before birth, but Partanen and his team decided instead to test babies using EEG sensors to look for neural traces of memories that were formed in the womb.

. . . Dr. [Thomas] Verny’s research into the life of the unborn child has found that the child in the womb “can see, hear, experience, taste, and, on a primitive level, even learn in utero. Most profoundly, he can feel - not with an adult’s sophistication, but feel nonetheless.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how unborn babies feel the pain of abortion (as they die)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Gay Pedophile Teacher Defended by Michigan School

Citizens of the rural northern Michigan West Branch-Rose City school district are outraged that many teachers and a board member showed public support for former Rose City Middle School teacher Neal Erickson who was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy over a 3-year period.  As protesting parents are pulling their children from the district, Erickson's supporters stand by their statements, including that his sentencing was harsh because the molestation was homosexual, not heterosexual.
“I’m appalled and ashamed that the [teacher] community could rally around, in this case, you.  What you did was a jab in the eye with a sharp stick to every parent who trusts a teacher.”
-- Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner
UPDATE 11/2/14: Drama-teaching Gay Sex Offenders: California Trend

UPDATE 10/20/14: Gay Pedophile Teacher Says Child Porn OK to View

For background, read Gay Teacher Sexting Boy Resigns, Media Silent

In addition, read
Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay' and also read Normalization of Pedophilia Urged by Psychiatrists

UPDATE 12/20/13: Teacher's union demands $10,000 severance for pedophile
Click to hear the victim's parents John & Lori Janczewski

-- From "Student exodus in Michigan school district where teachers defended child molester" by Perry Chiaramonte, 9/12/13

The student body count in the West Branch-Rose City district, in northeast Michigan is down unofficially some 87 students following a tumultuous summer in which angry parents blasted seven teachers for writing letters in support of former teacher Neal Erickson. The letters urged a judge to be lenient in sentencing Erickson, who admitted to sexual misconduct with an underage, male student from 2006 to 2009. When the school board declined to take action against the teachers, many parents vowed to pull their kids out of the public schools, which have a total enrollment of just over 2,000.

Erickson, 38, was originally investigated last October once allegations that he sexually molested the then 14-year-old boy surfaced and was eventually arrested in December 2012. Erickson pleaded guilty May 8, and asked for a lenient sentence, citing "stress" and financial hardship for his family.

Although his attorney contended that the victim, who was 14 years old when the sexual incidents began, did not suffer severe psychological damage, the boy's family has said the incident left him depressed and angry.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ogemaw County teacher arrested on criminal sex charges" posted at WSMH-TV66 (Flint, MI) 12/13/12

Prosecutor LaDonna A. Schultz said Neal Haviland Erickson, of West Branch, engaged in sex acts with a male student over the age of 13, but under the age of 16. The student was enrolled at the school where Erickson taught.

According to Schultz, the three CSC charges against Erickson are for allegedly engaging in oral sex.

In addition to the criminal sex charges, Erickson's other charges include a count of distributing sexually explicit, visual or verbal material to a minor, a count of possessing child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ogemaw County middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of student waives hearing, bound over for trial" by Andy Hoag, Flint Journal 1/16/13

Police began investigating Erickson in October, Schultz said.

"It originally came in as an investigation into sexually explicit photos of a minor," she said. "They were looking into the child pornography and discovered an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student."

Records indicate Erickson was hired by West Branch-Rose City Area Schools in 1996.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Sick teachers beg judge for leniency for pedophile colleague" by Eric Owens, Education Editor, Daily Caller 8/7/13

Residents in a speck of a rural farm town in northern Michigan want to recall a school board member and fire several teachers who showed support for a local middle school teacher convicted of having sexual relations with an eighth-grade student.

The male [student], who is now a 21-year-old student at Western Michigan University, told police that he and the pedophile teacher had a homosexual relationship in 2006.

There were about 10 encounters. They involved oral sex, reports WSMH FOX 66. They occurred at the teacher’s house.

Prior to his sentencing, six current teachers and two retired ones penned letters to the presiding judge seeking leniency for their child-molesting colleague. The group — along with board member Michael Eagan — also sat with Erickson’s relatives during his sentencing hearing.

The letters painted a flattering picture of the convicted pedophile.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Victim’s parents speaking out against WB-RC board member, teachers" by Eric Young, Ogemaw County Herald 7/19/13

When John and Lori Janczewski attended the sentencing for former Rose City teacher Neal Erickson July 10 who pleaded guilty to first degree CSC against their son, they thought they would finally receive some closure.

But at that sentencing, they found several current West Branch-Rose City teachers, as well as a current board member [Mike Eagan], seemingly showing their support of Erickson. And it was there they also learned of 10 letters supporting him that were given to Judge Michael Baumgartner, several of which were written by current teachers in the district.

The Herald, through the Freedom of Information Act, obtained the letters of support for Erickson, written by Toni Erickson, Carol Rau, Sally Campbell, Amy Huber Eagan, Harriett Coe, Marilyn Glover, Sandi Lee, Kathryn Weber, Kathleen Sheel and Kathleen Palmer. Most asked for a reduced sentence.

“Neal made a mistake,” writes Campbell in her letter. “He allowed a mutual friendship to develop into much more. He realized his mistake and ended it years before someone anonymously sent something to the authorities which began this legal process.”

“I am asking that Neal be given the absolute minimum sentence, considering all the circumstances surrounding this case,” writes Amy Huber Eagan.

“Neal has plead (sic) guilty for his one criminal offense but he is not a predator,” writes Coe. “This was an isolated incident.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Recall language filed against Eagan for third time" by Eric Young, Ogemaw County Herald 9/6/13

Prior recall language against Eagan filed by John Janczewski was rejected Aug. 6 and Aug. 27.

Lori Janczewski states that her reason for wanting to recall Eagan is because of his support for the teachers who wrote the letters.

“We the people of Ogemaw County, wish to recall Mike Eagan, an elected school board official,” the recall language states. “He publicly supported the teachers who wrote letters requesting leniency for Neal Erickson, a teacher and convicted pedophile, who sexually assaulted a student.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "WB-RC chooses not to fire teachers who wrote leniency letters for Erickson" by Eric Young, Ogemaw County Herald 8/20/13

The West Branch-Rose City school board voted 4-2 Aug. 19 to require ethics training for the entire staff of the district, and to attempt to accommodate requests from parents who do not want their children in the teachers’ classrooms.

After the meeting, Bachelder told the Herald he voted no because he didn’t think the recommendations were “stiff enough.” Beasley did not comment.

“As a board, we have examined all sides of this issue and there are no easy answers,” he said. “We believe the letters written by the teachers may be protected under first amendment rights and that any disciplinary action will subject us to expensive, and potentially lengthy, lawsuits. Our students are our foremost concern and the board is not willing to mortgage the future education of the students of this district by becoming embroiled in a first amendment lawsuit.”

Many community members packed the auditorium at Ogemaw Heights High School for the meeting, most speaking out against the teachers, while a few spoke in their defense.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Child Rapists and Other Well-Meaning Liberals" by Jeannie DeAngelis, American Thinker 8/19/13

The [teachers'] letters reveal a mindset, a worldview, and a relativistic standpoint that not only endangers schoolchildren, but is also detrimental to America as a whole.

. . . In her letter to the judge on Neal's behalf, [his teacher/wife Toni] Erickson said this:
As for punishment, because I know that is something the community expects, hasn't he been punished enough? He is losing a job he has held for 17 years [during three of which he was raping a child] and losing all future career potential as a teacher.

I have seen many delightful students who have been damaged by horrible events in their lives. While I acknowledge that Neal's conduct with [a victim he found 'delightful'] was wrong, I do not believe [the 14-year-old] was damaged by Neal's action[s].
. . . English teacher Sally Campbell lauded Erickson's kindness toward his victim by his decision to plead guilty.

Fourth grade teacher Marilyn Glover described a 'sexual predator' as rapist who rapes a child more than once, and Kathleen Scheel defined sexual molestation of a child as an "inappropriate relationship."

. . . [Teacher] Scheel argued that Erickson had access to 1,000 children but raped only one, proving that "Our community's children are not at risk of Neal's presence -- he is not a predator."

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

For further background, read the history of President Obama's Gay Agenda for Schools

And also read Obama's DOJ Forces Girl into Boys Locker Room

In addition, read
School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates