American College of Pediatricians on Same-sex Marriage Ruling: ‘A Tragic Day for America’s Children’0 Comments Published by Office 2 August 29th, 2015 in Children, Education, Family, Homosexuality, Mothers, Politics, United States of America, West, Women, Youth
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Susan Berry
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 29, 2015 (Dr. Susan Berry) – In a statement released Friday, the president of the American College of Pediatricians said the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage will have a significantly negative impact on children in the United States.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the College, said:
[T]his is a tragic day for America’s children. The SCOTUS [Supreme Court of the United States] has just undermined the single greatest pro-child institution in the history of mankind: the natural family. Just as it did in the joint Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions, the SCOTUS has elevated and enshrined the wants of adults over the needs of children.
The College, which has members in 44 states and in several countries outside the U.S., joined in an [amicus] brief in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that has led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states of the nation.
Media Release – IF PREMIER ANDREWS ABOLISHES RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS, WE DEMAND REMOVAL OF ALL HALAL PRODUCTS FROM THE SCHOOL TUCK SHOP!0 Comments Published by Office 2 August 27th, 2015 in Australia, Children, Christian Church Issues, Christian Persecution, Christianity, Education, Family, Free Speech, Freedom of Religion, Government, Islam, Multiculturalism, Politics, Rise Up Australia, West
“VICTORIA” IS FAST BECOMING A MISNOMER FOR AUSTRALIA’S SECOND STATE; TRADITIONALLY OUR MOST CONSERVATIVE AND EDUCATED.
The only victories for the Garden state are those of the ALP “Stalinist regime”, as recently quipped by our Prime Minister. The Victorian Labor government has announced that SRI, the special religious instruction program will be dropped from classes at the start of 2016.
Boss Andrews has consulted neither the parent, teacher nor chaplaincy nor any religious group, with this red letter, bad decision.
Rise Up Australia Party leader Daniel Nalliah is struck by the rapid disintegration of our Christian values in what has always been a Christian nation:
“Generally, the blind acceptance of Islamic demands is very dangerous” Mr Nalliah said from his Melbourne office.
“The double standards of political correctness are staggering. A vocal, potentially brutal, minority have almost stolen Christmas”.
Absence of the Bible and religious instruction willingly volunteers our schoolchildren as cannon fodder for, inter alia, U.N. Agenda 21.
IT IS HYPOCRITICAL OF PREMIER ANDREWS TO REMOVE OUR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE FROM SCHOOLS WHILST ALLOWING THE NEAR MONOPOLY OF RELIGIOUS ITEMS IN SCHOOL TUCK SHOPS SUCH AS HALAL FOOD! BAH HUMBUG!
Ps Daniel spoke and ministered with his team this past weekend from Friday to Monday at several meetings in Darwin at a public hall, hotel, church and parliament.
Many who came for the meetings were greatly impacted to hear his message on “Why Christians should stand up for government.”
Many people from other churches came to the meetings and were greatly blessed. Some stated, “We have never experienced anything like this ever before in Darwin.” Oh glory to God it was a great weekend!
People came to the altar weeping, asking more of God. Ps Merv the Senior Minister of the church, and a very well respected man of God stated, “Truly, God has sent this man (Ps Daniel) into Australia for an hour such as this to stand in the gap for our nation.”
Ps Daniel stated, “I thank and praise God for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve Him in my nation Australia. I know Australia will turn back to Jesus. I also thank God for giving us the opportunity to go right inside parliament and intercede for our nation. It was just wonderful”.
Thank you Jan and all the team (our coordinator for NT) for doing a great job in standing in the gap for NT.”
You may click the following word to listen to a prophetic word that Ps Daniel received from an intercessor in Darwin.
July 2, 2015 – By Raymond Ibrahim
Nissar Hussain, a former Muslim from Pakistan who converted to Christianity in 1996, recently wrote a letter to his local MP recounting some of the violence, abuse, and other attacks that he and his wife and their six children have suffered at the hands of Muslims in the Bradford area where they live. Written to his MP—a Muslim, who did not respond—the letter follows:
Dear Naseem Shah MP,
Can I congratulate you on behalf of myself and family on your stunning victory and we can’t express our delight as our newly elected MP for the Ward of Manningham and wish you every success for the future. On a serious note can I express our utter misery and dire situation as Christian converts from a Mirpuri/Muslim background since 1996 [Mirpuri is a region in Pakistan].
We were forced out of our previous home after over several years of suffering as converts and in short my family and I endured ‘hell’ by my fellow Pakistani young men in the form of persecution which entailed assault, daily intimidation, criminal damage to property: smashing house windows and also 3 vehicles written off whilst the community looked on and even endorsed this. One of vehicles was torched outside my home. Despite witnessing another vehicle being rammed deliberately by a man who I knew, the Police did not even take a statement never mind an arrest. Finally after being threatened to be burnt out of my home these young men deliberately set the neighbours’ house (which was vacant) on fire in the hopes that our house would catch fire. When I had reported it to Police prior to this happening the Police sergeant’s response was: “Stop trying to be a crusader and move out!” In short the Police had wilfully failed us so as not to be labelled racists or seem to cause the Muslim community offence at our suffering and expense.
July 3, 2015 – By Raymond Ibrahim
Mumtaz Masih, a Christian man, was recently released from forced slavery by his Muslim employer.
Masih had an arrangement with his Muslim employer, part of which was that Masih remain on his employer’s property at all times except once a month when he would receive payment and could go home to visit his family.
In July 2014 the employer stopped paying Masih, banned him from home visiting, and effectively turned him into a slave.
Masih’s wife sought help when her husband stopped coming. After a habeas corpus court case on 29 May, a court official was directed to find Masih, who was found on his master’s property in a locked room.
Although bonded labor is illegal in Pakistan, many poor Christians live and work in such conditions.
17 January 2015 – Douglas Murray– The Spectator
The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.
In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when ‘Jihadi John’ cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the ‘Islamic State’ and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President François Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.
All these leaders are wrong. In private, they and their senior advisers often concede that they are telling a lie. The most sympathetic explanation is that they are telling a ‘noble lie’, provoked by a fear that we — the general public — are a lynch mob in waiting. ‘Noble’ or not, this lie is a mistake. First, because the general public do not rely on politicians for their information and can perfectly well read articles and books about Islam for themselves. Secondly, because the lie helps no one understand the threat we face. Thirdly, because it takes any heat off Muslims to deal with the bad traditions in their own religion. And fourthly, because unless mainstream politicians address these matters then one day perhaps the public will overtake their politicians to a truly alarming extent.
During Dylann Roof’s first court appearance after the June 17 murder of nine worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, several families of the victims offered forgiveness to man who did not deserve it.
Why were they so quick to forgive? The families were simply exercising a fundamental Christian virtue. In so doing, they possibly changed the South forever in the process as Confederate flags and symbols are removed from state buildings across the South.
When we suffer injustice, the human heart craves revenge, vindication and retaliation. These are also desires Christ came to save us from. Christians are commanded to respond to injustice with forgiveness. This principle is central to Jesus’ teaching in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matt 6:12). Immediately after this prayer, Jesus tells his disciples, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14–15)
By Hannah Furness, Ben Farmer and Matthew Holehouse – 23 June 2015
Britain must stop “sleepwalking” and prepare to tackle Muslim extremism as seriously as it planned for the Second World War, a former head of the Armed Forces has warned.
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux said extremism poses a “real threat” to the world and condemned dithering politicians too reluctant to lead the way.
Warning that Islamic State militants would wreak a “hell of a lot of damage” in the coming years, he argued the Armed Forces risk being left “on the back foot” by leaders who fail to plan properly.
“I think the problem is that we have not seen that we need to approach this issue of Muslim extremism as we might approach World War Two back in the 30s,” the former Chief of the Defence Staff said.
“This is a real threat to us and we’re sleepwalking in the way we’re approaching it.”
June 25, 2015 By Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch
All over the world, the principle is being reinforced: terrorism works. To get what you want, threaten violence, and the “free world” will jump to comply with your wishes.
And Archbishop Coutts’ brother bishops in the U.S. are pursuing an illusory and self-defeating “dialogue” even to the extent of silencing those voices that speak honestly about the root causes of the Muslim persecution of Christians. They are heading the Church in the West off a cliff, and will bear the responsibility for that.
“Pakistan’s ‘fear of extremists’ prevents abolition of blasphemy law,” by Felipe Avillez and Abigail Frymann Rouch, The Tablet, June 24, 2015:
The Government of Pakistan might be willing to abolish the country’s draconian blasphemy law, if it were not for the fact that it “fears the reaction of extremists”, the President of the Pakistani Bishops’ Conference said.
Franklin Graham doesn’t shy away from bold political statements—and he often disagrees with the Obama administration’s moves.
Graham, though, does agree with at least one thing Obama said recently. Unfortunately, Obama being right is all wrong for Bible-believing Americans.
“President Barack Obama was right about one thing in the speech he gave at a Gay Pride event he hosted in the White House yesterday. He said, ‘There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country.'”
Graham agrees, but he’s quick to note that it’s definitely not a shift for the good of America. The shift in attitudes to which Obama referred, he noted, is the moral decline we are seeing manifest daily around us.
“Accepting wrong as right—accepting sin as something to be proud of,” Graham said. “Yes, that’s definitely a shift. Should we be surprised that he thanked the LGBT community for all that they had helped him accomplish during his time as president?”
Dear family & friends in Christ,
Finally the ABC Q & A program had some common sense to air a balanced view and discussion on Gay Marriage.
This interview is a must watch. The whole program is 1 hour, but you can watch the segment on gay marriage 20 min starting.
Why not send them a thank you note?
By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter, in Bergen-Belsen, – 26 Jun 2015
In a quiet room where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh sat entirely alone at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, one simple message, left on a piece of paper by a recent visitor, summed up the personal tragedies among the mass graves outside.
Written in English, it said: “If I could live my life again I would find you sooner.”
The sheer scale of the atrocity committed at Bergen-Belsen risks reducing the human loss to a series of statistics; 70,000 dead, 30,000 of them Jews, 20,000 of them Soviets.
But here was a handwritten note that brought home to the Queen and others with no personal connection to the site that each of the jumbled bodies bulldozed into the grass-covered barrows that dominate the landscape was a unique individual who lived, who loved and who was cherished by others.
A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: “I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated. I looked for it in her harbors and on her shorelines, in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and in her gold mines and vast world commerce, but it was not there.”
“It was not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her success. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God’s Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible – our silence speaks volumes.
The pulpit regulates the spiritual condition of God’s people which affects the nation. A lukewarm, sex-saturated culture (and church) simply reflects the lack of conviction in the pulpit as well as the pew.
Sadly, many pastors are exchanging truth for passivity, boldness for cowardliness, and conviction for comfort…they are not aflame with righteousness. We aim to be motivational speakers rather than preachers of righteousness.
June 12, 2015 By Robert Spencer
MI5 apparently refers to them as “Britons.” The Telegraph certainly does. Neither one shows any indication of realizing that none — absolutely none — of these Islamic jihadis has anything but contempt for Britain, and none — absolutely none — of them think of themselves as “Britons.” British authorities should be asking themselves why, after all their pandering, all their accommodation, all their demonization of opponents of jihad terror, they have more jihad terror than ever. But that is the one question they will not and dare not ask.
“More Britons trained as terrorists than ever before, says MI5,” by Tom Whitehead, Telegraph, June 11, 2015:
There are more Britons trained in terrorism than at any point in the country’s history in a growing threat to national security, MI5 has warned.
The Security Service said the number of UK-linked suspects involved in or exposed to terror training or fighting with fanatics is “unprecedented”.
By JoAnne Viviano – The Columbus Dispatch – May 19, 2015
A woman who said she feared for her life after she converted from Islam to Christianity as an Ohio teenager has written a book through which she hopes to inspire girls and women who are desperate for freedom.
Rifqa Bary, 22, gained national attention in 2009 when she ran away from her northeast Columbus home to Florida, saying her father had threatened to kill her.
The book Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus tells her story. It was released on Tuesday by the WaterBrook Press division of Penguin Random House.
“Writing this book was so painful. I wept so much reliving everything again, and my hope is to save others who read it, to shed hope and light, and that it would cause other people to see that you can leave, that there is hope,” Bary, an evangelical Christian, said on Tuesday in a telephone interview.
“Even though I’ve had so much loss in my life, I’ve experienced more joy and love than I ever dreamed of, and I found that to be in my faith in Jesus Christ.”
Teresa Neumann : Jun 22, 2015 : Bill Muehlenberg – Barbwire
“The Church… was central to the production, preservation and proclamation of the Magna Carta. The cathedrals were like a beacon from which the light of the charter shone round the country, thus beginning the process by which it became central to national life.” –David Carpenter
(United Kingdom)—As the world celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta—the historic British document that provided a modern foundation for freedom and instigated the West’s long march toward democracy—news from the world of science and archaeology has turned academics on their heads. (Photo via Barbwire.com)
A report in The Medievalists, noted that the question of who all were involved with the document has been “a conundrum that has puzzled scholars for centuries” but now has been discovered.
Originally, it was assumed that the equal-rights document approved on June 15, 2015, by King John was an entirely secular venture.
Power of Love: MSNBC Reporter Overcome by Charleston Crowd Singing Gospel Songs during Shooting Suspect’s Arraignment0 Comments Published by Office 2 August 14th, 2015 in Christian Church Issues, Gospel, Healing, Jesus, Prayer, Racism, United States of America, West
Aimee Herd : Jun 22, 2015 : YouTube.com, MSNBC
…They’re singing a Gospel song?… and you heard from the family members …of those who were lost… You can see the outpouring of support for this community; it goes all the way down the street…”
EDITOR’S NOTE: What an incredibly powerful testimony of God’s love and forgiveness the people of Charleston are showing the world! It’s obviously having a great impact on secular media who expected the worst, and instead, found themselves covering the message of the Gospel being lived out in front of them. Thank you Charleston. -Aimee Herd, BCN.
(Charleston, SC)—While covering the arraignment for Charleston shooting suspect, Dylann Roof, MSNBC reporter Thomas Roberts suddenly choked up as he described the inspirational scene before him at a vigil which took place at the same time.
Roberts seemed astounded as he reported how the shooting victims’ family members had spoken one-by-one to the 21-year-old suspect, telling him they’d forgiven him for killing their loved ones.
Thank you so very much for praying and standing in the gap against homosexual marriage. Your prayers were definitely answered.
On several news outlets they stated last night and this morning “ Homosexual Marriage rejected in Parliament”. Praise God! We thank and praise God for PM Tony Abbott’s unwavering stand for traditional marriage. May God bless him and his family abundantly.
I received several messages from some of my friends who are MP’s and staff members, who are Christians in parliament. They stated, “ The flowers that were brought into parliament gave out such a sweet smelling fragrance. It was as if though God’s presence came in with the flowers”. I say, Amen to that.
When God’s children stand in the gap and pray and act. You can definitely expect change. The victory we had against homosexual marriage is nothing but a great miracle.
We must now push even harder and stronger against the powers of darkness to see Australia come back to Jesus. Following are links to breaking news from Parliament regarding the defeat of homosexual marriage.
Attached are some links for your info:
Lucinda Borkett-Jones Christian Today Features Editor 22 June 2015
A Catholic bishop in Jerusalem has said the arson attack on an historic church near the Sea of Galilee last week is symptomatic of the growing threat of anti-Christian violence from extremist Jews.
Thursday’s attack on the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, in which two people were treated for smoke inhalation, is the second time the church has been targeted in the last 18 months. Last April an altar and a cross were also desecrated.
Bishop William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told Aid to the Church in Need: “There is a real escalation in anti-Christian violence: from a small fire which leaves little damage, to a bigger fire, and finally to an arson attack which is intended to produce major damage and even killing,” he said, adding: “We are allowed to ask: What will come next?”
The bishop acknowledged that the violence was likely perpetrated by “a very small and aggressive group”.
Open Doors is encouraging Christians in Iran to be brave and continue their ministry work despite ongoing persecution. The organization is also urging Christians worldwide to pray for and support believers in Iran, and for the persecution to subside.
An Iranian interrogator known for persecuting religious minorities surrendered his life to Jesus Christ after a Christian woman locked in solitary confinement shared the Gospel with him, Open Doors USA reports.
Noushin, a house church leader in the predominantly Muslim country, was arrested for her faith and forced into solitary confinement for three days.
“I wasn’t ready to go to prison,” she told Open Doors. “I knew it was a dirty place, a place where people are tortured and locked up in solitary confinement. I was afraid that I would be so fearful that I would give up all the names of the members of house church. I even feared that I would deny my faith if they tortured me.”