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•November 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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Another Town Banns Home Bible Studies

•March 13, 2010 • 5 Comments

Gilbert, AZ became next in what seems to be a series of small to large towns testing the ban on home Bible studies through the use of zoning restrictions.  However, more attentive news followers may remember that San Diego recently withdrew a similar complaint last year against a Pastor who was holding home Bible studies. We will see how this situation pans out. Here are the details.

In November of 2009 Pastor Joe Sutherland of Oasis church was submitted a written cease and desist letter from the zoning and codes office of Gilbert, AZ, after a group of seven adults were meeting in his home.  The order came not as a result of any complaints, but as a result of the zoning officer noticing signs announcing the Sutherland’s home Bible studies.  According to the zoning ordinance, no groups of more than two people may gather in a home for religious purposes, including three church members to discuss anything church or religious related, and yes, this includes studying the Bible.

As hard a time as I have wrapping my brain around this reality, imagine yourself as a World War II veteran reading this in the local paper.  Indeed it is hard to believe that in the United States there are communities that are coming to  agreement to ban people from meeting in homes privately for religious assembly.

Attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund are currently challenging this case, which is what has brought it into the public spotlight recently.

“Christian church groups shouldn’t be singled out for discrimination and banned from meeting in their own homes,” said ADF Litigation Counsel Daniel Blomberg. “The interpretation and enforcement of the town’s code is clearly unconstitutional. It bans 200,000 Gilbert residents from meeting in their private homes for organized religious purposes—an activity encouraged in the Bible, practiced for thousands of years, and protected by the First Amendment.”

What Americans should be noting is that the ACLU is not defending the rights of Americans in this case.  Certainly if there was an ordinance banning three or more transgenders from meeting in their homes and discussing their passion for cross-dressing, then the ACLU would be making this a national case. Why does the ACLU consistently refuse to defend the rights of Americans, unless those Americans are extreme left wing progressives?  I think the answer goes without saying.

Alliance Defense Fund attorneys said that Gilbert authorities interpreted the zoning law to state that even three people groups from any religious organization could not meet in someones house for fellowship.  No word yet on whether or not this rules out one couple from church having another couple over for dinner.  I guess praying before the meal would definitely be ruled out?

Gibert City Planner Mike Milillo was quoted as saying, “The assembly activities associated with the church, including Bible studies, church leadership meetings and church fellowship activities are not permitted,”

“This ban is defended based upon traffic, parking, and building safety concerns. However, nothing in its zoning code prevents weekly Cub Scouts meetings, Monday Night Football parties with numerous attendees or large business parties from being held on a regular basis in private homes,” the Alliance Defence Fund said.

Essentially, the city NOW claims that it regrets the code, and the Mayors office issued a statement that it would like to see the code changed.  Those watching this case should ask themselves two questions, why would a zoning ordinance like this be permitted, and why would the national media, and groups like the ACLU be so willing to ignore this type of case?

In a world where KFC’s are producing Muslim Halal chain restaurants, certainly these types of ordinances are to be considered by ALL to be rediculous.

Meanwhile, Pastor Sutherland and his group are being forced to pay the city to rent the elementary school for their meeting space.

Adam Gadahn: American Terrorist Headlines Compared

•March 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment
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Comparison Pictures of Adam Gadahn and Suspect

Media bias is evident in almost every story from every outlet from the smallest blog to the largest network.  Making one’s mind open to it, in order to see through it to the truth of the story, is a learned skill.  The suspected Adam Gadahn capture is no exception.

As this story unfolds I think one of the most striking and unspoken elements is the way various “news” outlets present Adam Gadahn, and his capture, in their headlines. ABC, CBS, and Breitbart put it quite simply with a similar: Officers: Pakistan detains American-born al-Qaida, while MSNBC, CNN and the Huffington Post painted a much more benign picture of Gadahn with the almost identical headline Al Qaeda’s American Spokesman Arrested In Pakistan. (Fox News had no mention of the story at time of this writing. It is important to note also that the identity of the captured suspect has not been confirmed by U.S. authorities at the time of this writing as well.)

It is interesting that the liberal outlets would consider an American who joins a known terrorist network simply a “spokesperson”. By now, mainstream America, conservative or liberal, considers this type of individual a traitor and a terrorist.

Let this be a small reminder that the source of our information has usually been unable to resist the urge of personal bias and prejudice in the presentation of the story.  With this in mind, it almost always pays to compare several sources, in order to prevent yourself from becoming a mindless drone of a particular media outlet.

Has the Healthcare Bill Fallen Ill?

•March 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment
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TOWN HALL GOERS PROTEST HEALTHCARE BILL

With fierce opposition from the GOP, waning support from the Democrats, and overall confusion and/or disapproval from the general public, it would seem that President Obama and Harry Reid’s plan for a heavily socialized brand of healthcare reform is dead in the water.  Even more devastating is the recent news that Obama’s widely publicized supporter, Warren Buffet, has pulled his support of the Healthcare Bill.

So why does it seem that Obama, Reid and Co. are pushing ahead with their plan regardless of outside support?  Why are they threatening extreme tactics such as reconciliation?  Perhaps it’s because this is a new era of politics, one in which those in D.C. are willing to give both middle fingers to middle America and do whatever they want, regardless of what their constituents want them to do.

We might also ask why are Americans in such a fiasco over health-care to begin with?  The answers, if we are honest, vary from an unrestrained legal system to an entitlement minded populace that demands insurance coverage for expensive doctor visits when they get a cold.

We would do well though, to ask for a little more integrity in the debate.  Integrity is something that is suspect in the Obama administration and the Reid bill.  The stack of “miss-spoken” statments, or “un-truths” or out-right lies, (how you describe it depends on how aggressive you want to be in confronting the government these days) is piling up.  Public confidence in the plan that has been put before the public has been eroded to the point of complete decay.  Yet Obama, Reid, and a select string elitist purchased celebrities and socialites still seem intent on trying to sell this plan.

The big question is why?

Will we really fix a systemic problem with our health-care system by changing the payer?  Will we suddenly make medical services more efficient, affordable, and available by running them through government bureaucracies?  Are people really dying in America because they don’t have dental coverage?

So again we are forced to ask ourselves what is the political motive?  Does it really come down to power, or does this administration really believe that America would be better off as a communist/socialist country?

These are the questions we should be pondering as we face the single most monumental moments of govt intervention in our descendants recorded history of America.

READ MORE AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

“The American Public Is Not Behind This Bill”

Edge of Darkness – Review

•February 2, 2010 • 1 Comment

“Edge of Darkness” = **** Outpost54 gives four stars for a slightly predictable yet very gripping story of one father’s path of vengeance against a behemoth system of corporate and political corruption. Director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) explores and weaves together everything from personal relationships, brotherhood and loyalty, to international arms and political cover-up. Mel Gibson embeds his character in your heart and is well supported by stellar performances from Ray Winstone (Beowulf) and relative newcomer, serbian Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me To Hell).

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

CLIMATEGATE: If nothing else, the story that toppled the media

•December 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

If there is anything that so-called “climategate” has accomplished, it has been the exhibition of the epic fail of the main stream media.

(note: in case you still have an “i don’t care” attitude about the dispute the theory that human-caused CO2 emissions are causing the climate to warm beyond what would naturally happen, here’s something to consider.  Americans will see the first direct and huge personal financial impact of this theory this January as President Obama’s Energy Tax Bill goes into affect and most see energy bills rise immediatly on average 30%.  Now, on to the matter at hand…)

The white noise that played on the major “news” networks of ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, and their jouvenile little brother, MSNBC, in the immediate wake of the breaking story of climategate, was simultaneously astounding, predictable, and to some, final vindication.

CNN has a particularly odd choice in a seemingly 10 year old black boy who now anchors their evening news.  While touting the recession is over and calling the increase in troops to Afghanastan the ‘quote surge’ this lad finally got around to sneering at climategate on Sunday evening Dec. 6th.  He simply downplayed the climate change scandal as an effort by naysayers and those seeking to gain politically and financially from failed climate change policies.  WHAT? Funny stuff!  But apparently this young pup got his talking points from the Obama administration et al, as Barbara Boxer was quoted as saying “the real crime is the stolen emails”, and as Obama himself ramps up to be the headline act at the summit in Copenhagen.

The other channels are even less worth discussing.

Why is this important? Because this is the same media that has hyped every tiny bit of sketchy news that played in the favor of man-made global warming theory for the last 8 years.  This is the same media that is propped up by major congomerates like the GE/NBC tie, that have billions of dollars at stake should the “Climate Summit” in Copenhagen fail.  As old and wise men will tell you, “Follow the money.”

When all of these loose ends get tied together, the media has been disrobed entirely as the cheap street hooker of the big corporations and liberal leftists that we have been suspecting her of.  Climategate, however, has finally shined a bright spotlight on her vinereal disease ridden state that is the result of final result of a sell-out career.

To her, and to her pimps, we say R.I.P.

Bring on the TRUTH.

Truth: At Copenhagen, negotiators are going to try to decide how much rich countries should pay to help poor nations to deal with climate change. If this makes you say WTF, then you are probably a normal, logical, thinker.

Truth:1200 limos, 54 private jets will be utilized during the Copenhagen conference. 

On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the “summit to save the world”, which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.

“We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” she says. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”

The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

TRUTH: Obama is set to go to the summit reportedly to claim America will “cap” or set limits on emissions. But there is currently no legislation before congress that has a remote chance of passing.

TRUTH: “What we find out from the emails is that Jones and a number of others were using underhanded manipulations to suppress scientific publications that disagreed with the CO2-caused AGW theory. There is no scientific consensus if all the science isn’t being considered.” – Pajamazmedia.com

TRUTH: the debate at hand is not over whether or not global warming occurs. The debate is whether or not it is man-made.  The main-stream media purposefully remove this distinction from all reports of those who disagree with the theory of “anthropogenic (caused by humans) global warming”.

TRUTH: Science invariably has politics involved.  That’s because science is invariably done by people.

TRUTH: The key to science is “trust but verify”: you trust the science because you are assured you can verify it if necessary.  The Climategate files show the CRU clique wanted to be trusted, but didn’t want to be verified.

TRUTH: Ultimately, there are billions of dollars to be made off of “global warming.”  “Global warming” was a big source of grants and funding.  “Global warming scientists” got to go to all the best conferences.  The money is tainting the science. http://www.pjtv.com/v/2778

READ THE CLIMATE-GATE EMAILS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS HERE http://www.climate-gate.org/

And the Oscar Goes To….

•October 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

As the recently jilted Dalai-Lama looks on, Obama is crowned the King Of Peace by the cronies over at the Nobel Foundation. I wonder how it feels to be the exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet, and to be refused a meeting with this seemingly simple minded President who seems enamored with the communist country who currently occupies your own, and then to watch the slobbering idiots dolt upon him their long since disregarded trophy. I’m sure the Dalai-Lama will not lose sleep over this, and I’m sure none of this comes as any more of a surprise to him today than it did to any of us. The confirmation of the truths we have been touting ring loudly. When will the people of America open their ears and eyes?

20Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
       she raises her voice in the public squares; 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,
       in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

 22 “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?
       How long will mockers delight in mockery
       and fools hate knowledge?

 23 If you had responded to my rebuke,
       I would have poured out my heart to you
       and made my thoughts known to you.

 24 But since you rejected me when I called
       and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,

 25 since you ignored all my advice
       and would not accept my rebuke,

 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
       I will mock when calamity overtakes you-

 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
       when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
       when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

 28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
       they will look for me but will not find me.

 29 Since they hated knowledge
       and did not choose to fear the LORD,

 30 since they would not accept my advice
       and spurned my rebuke,

 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
       and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
       and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
       and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

PROVERBS 1:20-33