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-U.S. State Department: ISIS Guilty of Genocide

by Dr. D ~ August 17th, 2017

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ISIS = GENOCIDE

Last year the Obama administration finally came out with the truth, obvious to all, that ISIS was guilty of genocide against all who were not Muslims, particularly Christians. We considered it to be too little and too late at the time and chided Sec. Kerry for the very little effort that his administration had put in to actually protect Christians and others.

N0w it seems like more of the same from the Trump administration with very little help and change coming from the State Department. Finally the new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came out with his own report declaring that ISIS guilty of genocide. The summary was very late and very short:

This year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson skipped the lengthy executive summary and laid out a preface just 440 words, naming only a single concern in his written introduction: ISIS.

“ISIS has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement, and death,” the Trump administration appointee and former Exxon CEO wrote. “The protection of these groups—and others who are targets of violent extremism—remains a human rights priority for the Trump administration.”

The report was also a few months later than normal, released on August 15 rather than by May 1.

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Response: One thing we have noticed, a lot of the time the State Department bureaucrats are ignoring Trump’s policies and continue to do their own thing. State ‘lifers’ continue implementing their own agenda and policies which have emphasized and championed LGBT rights around the world with little or no attention given to religious freedom and persecution.

Christians in the Middle East are still having a harder time than Muslims getting visas and refugee status regardless of all of the President’s statements and executive orders. Meanwhile, genocide against Christians continues unabated with no real help in sight.

Ironically, North Korea was not even mentioned by Tillerson, despite all of the recent verbal confrontations with that regime. Meanwhile that country continues to be among the worst ever in the treatment, persecution, and killing of Christians.               *Top

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-Pope Francis: New Gender Theory ‘The Exact Opposite’ of God’s Creation and Plan

by Dr. D ~ August 10th, 2017

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Pope Francis is a hero to the left most of the time. But once in a while he comes out against their prevailing PC dictums and notions. Meanwhile, the mainstream media substantially ignores most of those occasions.

In case you missed it ( I did), a year ago the Pope actually told a group of Polish Catholic Bishops that the new gender theory now being taught to children in schools – “that everyone can choose their own sex”  is “the exact opposite” of God’s creation and plan for humanity. I tracked down the original story in the Catholic Herald:

Francis told the Polish bishops: “Today, children are taught this at school: that everyone can choose their own sex. And why do they teach this? Because the books come from those people and institutions who give money,” he said.

“God created man and woman; God created the world like this and we are doing the exact opposite.”

“…We are living at a time when humankind as the image of God is being annihilated,” the Pope said.

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Response: Amen Pope Francis. The Pope is not one of my favorite leaders but once in a while he stands up for the truth and shocks everyone including his usual liberal supporters. Sometimes they forget that he is actually a ‘Christian’ leader who follows the Bible every once in a while.

The idea that a child could ‘choose’ their own gender would have been laughed at just 10 years ago. But now that is a progressive dictum and those who choose to disagree have been singled out as “wicked” folks that need to be punished. At first government and public schools and institutions were targeted. But now several states like California are demanding that everyone needs to bow to the new transgender idol. Now even private schools and institutions are being sued if they do not comply and properly ‘accommodate.’

It use to be the liberal line that LGBT people needed to be accommodated and tolerated but the tables have been turned upside down. Now the LGBT activists themselves have become intolerant and have called for religious folks who do not bow to the new non-biological gender theories to be punished and discriminated against. Particularly conservative Christian folks who they would like to put into a non-public four-walls ‘freedom of worship’ closet. Now there is an increasing drumbeat from the left that ‘freedom of religion’ needs to be curtailed or limited when it comes to LGBT issues and rights. That already seems to be the case with the other First Amendment right of ‘free speech.’ So much for accommodation and toleration when it comes to conservative Christians.               *Top

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-Australia: Synagogue Denied Building Permit Because ‘It Might Draw Terror Attack’?

by Dr. D ~ August 8th, 2017

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                                                                                 (Sydney, Australia: Wikipedia)

A Jewish Synagogue didn’t receive a building permit in Sydney, Australia because authorities were fearful that it would become a target for Islamic terror. Here’s the story from Breitbart:

SYDNEY, Australia — Jewish leaders in Australia’s biggest city have reacted with dismay after a court rejected their application to build a new synagogue on the grounds that it could become a terrorist target.

The temple was destined for a piece of land just a short walk from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach but nearby residents complained that its presence might draw a terror attack. Inspectors from Waverly Council, which was tasked with the initial approval process, agreed. They pointed to the synagogue’s own design, which included setback buildings and blast walls, as evidence that an attack could be anticipated.

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Response: Unbelievable, what a terrible precedent. This action will have the opposite effect than hoped for. The officials are actually rewarding Islamic terrorists and as a result will undoubtedly receive more events of terrorism in their country.

This display of weakness and discrimination against Jews will also encourage radical Muslims to attack other already built synagogues and Jewish schools and businesses.

Chalk this up as an example of the very worst way to respond to Islamic terrorism.                  *Top

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-University ‘Diversity’ Chair: Conservatives “You Are Not Welcome Here”

by Dr. D ~ August 2nd, 2017

DIVERSITY? NOT!

All over America universities and colleges are calling for ‘diversity’ but that doesn’t seem to include conservatives and Christians. Here is just one example:

The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) student government has recently appointed a new Diversity Chair, and its conservative students are less than thrilled. It’s not that Grayson Lanza is a vocal Democrat, it’s that he has zero tolerance for those with differing opinions.

According to Knight News – an independent, student-run paper – various students have accused Lanza of being hostile towards conservatives and saying that Trump-supporters have no place on UCF’s campus.

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Response: This is symptomatic of the current environment on college campuses all across the country. In this case Trump supporters were singled out but conservative speakers have been blocked from speaking in ‘free-speech’ areas on many campuses.

Also Christian clubs are being kicked off campus while atheist and Muslim groups are still allowed. Ironically many Christian groups have been suspended in the name of ‘diversity’ because all of their student leaders were actually Christians.                 *Top

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-Gallup Poll: Americans Changing Their Minds on Polygamy?

by Dr. D ~ August 1st, 2017

POLYGAMY- Yes or No?

For years the vast majority of Americans opposed polygamy. Now a recent poll claims that Americans are beginning to change their minds and that there is a new trend of support for the ancient practice, particularly among the religious ‘nones.’ From the Blaze:

According to Gallup’s survey of 1,011 adults aged 18 and older, 17 percent of Americans believe polygamy is “morally acceptable,” up by 2 percentage points compared to 2016 and more than triple the figure recorded in Gallup’s 2006 survey, when only 5 percent said it was acceptable.  …

The group most likely to say polygamy is acceptable is nonreligious Americans (32%).

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Response: Fact: 83% still oppose polygamy.

However, this is a trend that we expected and looked for after the legalization of same-sex marriage. A Court in Utah has even suspended the state law and penalties for polygamy. Nevertheless, supporters of polygamy have a long way to go.

While a marriage with multiple partners is not legal in any state, look for authorities to ignore practicing polygamists. Particularly Muslim families who immigrated to the USA and were already married in Muslim countries where it continues to be legal.

There will probably be legal challenges in the future by those who want their polygamist marriages and families to be legally recognized but without the kind of numbers and support that the gay movement had it will be a hard sell.                *Top

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-Gay Activist: ‘We’re Going to Punish The Wicked’ (Christians) Who Oppose LGBT Agenda

by Dr. D ~ July 31st, 2017

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A Wealthy gay activist says that he intends to ‘punish the wicked’ who oppose the LGBT agenda. Particularly religious folk (Christians) who are using their religion as an excuse and the First Amendment as a cover. From Charisma News:

The megadonor bankrolling the LGBT movement and its allies in the Democratic Party says he will continue to "punish the wicked" who hold traditional views about sexual morality. Despite the legalization of gay marriage in all 50 states, tech millionaire Tim Gill said he is not satisfied with the movement’s progress. He plans to use his immense wealth, corporate influence and political network to target red states with laws protecting religious people who disagree with the LGBT movement’s worldview.

"We’re going into the hardest states in the country," Mr. Gill said, according to an interview published by Rolling Stone June 23. "We’re going to punish the wicked." Mr. Gill said his effort to block religious-freedom bills in Southern states has already paid off. Last year, the Gill Foundation rallied more than 100 corporations, including Coca-Cola, Google and Marriott, behind a front group called Georgia Prospers. Threatening to pull business out of the state, the coalition successfully lobbied Republican Gov. Nathan Deal into vetoing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Meanwhile, Rolling Stone writer Andy Kroll claims that Christians per se are not being targeted and have nothing to worry about as long as they support the LGBT agenda. From The Christian Post:

…Christians have nothing to worry about, as long as they support an LGBT agenda, reporter Andy Kroll concluded.  …

"’The wicked’ is anyone who stands in the way of progress on equal rights for LGBTQ people: politicians, activists, lawyers, some people of faith, and plenty more with no religious affiliation whatsoever," Kroll explained. …

"It’s worth pointing out that Gill and his foundation actively fund organizations that team up with faith leaders in support of LGBTQ equality," he wrote.

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Response: So liberal Christians who turn their backs upon the Bible and traditional Christian teaching have nothing to worry about and are free to practice their faith. But all bets are off for the ‘wicked’ (Christians and others) who continue oppose the LGBT agenda.

In fact the bottom line is a continuing ‘war’ against the traditional understanding of freedom of religion and the First Amendment. Tim Gill and his LGBT activist associates plan on opposing and overturning every use and manifestation of religious freedom in opposition to the LGBT agenda. What they are really talking about are limitations on religious freedom.

Conservative Christians who were shocked when the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land should not be caught unaware that their Biblical beliefs are openly being targeted and called ‘wicked’. Look for an increasing drum beat on the left calling for legal limits to the First Amendment and religious freedom when it comes to LGBT ‘rights.’ Also look for American Muslims to continue to be unnamed and untouched by the LGBT activists.               *Top

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