Last Days Waltz (2 Timothy 3)
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Church of Laodicea
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right! (Isaiah 5:20, 23)
To read the truth about Partial-Birth Abortion, click HERE. If this doesn't make you cry for these unborn babies, nothing will!!! Partial-birth abortion is torture and murder, any way you look at it!!! Peggy
Fifth-Grader Wedded to an Octogenarian
The Saudi daily 'Okaz reported on August 25, 2009 that the father of a 10-year-old girl had removed her from her aunt's home, where she had been hiding for 10 days, and brought her back to her husband, who, according to the girl's relatives, is 80 years old.
Confirmed: Skin Cream Contains Fetal Proteins
A pro-life organization is blasting a Switzerland-based cosmetics manufacturer whose website openly admits some of its products were developed from the tissues of an aborted baby.
Organ Transplant Horrors: Diseased Organs Routinely Implanted Into Donation Recipients <- FEATURE!!!
Matthew Millington, 31, was an Iraq war veteran who served in the British army. Suffering from an unspecified “serious long condition”, doctors told him he would be dead in two years unless he underwent a lung transplant. With tens of thousands of people world-wide awaiting organ transplants, the young man was one of the “lucky” patients who soon received his lungs from a donor. The problem was he was given lungs riddled with a fast growing cancer — and Millington died less than 10 months after his operation. This is just a horrible, rare, mistake right?
Parents Sell Virgins Aged 12 For Sex
British virgin girls as young as 12 are being sold to mega-rich Arabs for sex at up to £50,000 a time. Parents force the schoolgirls into prostitution and then sell them to millionaire paedophiles. Vice Squad cops nicked three women and a man from Manchester after secretly filming them offering to pimp six girls aged between 14 and 23 at a five-star West London hotel. They also taped the gang bragging how they were prepared to peddle even younger, prepubescent girls. The gang - described as being "like something out of TV's Shameless" with most unemployed or on benefits also had links to Newcastle and Liverpool. A senior insider said: "This is about as sick as it gets. These are among the youngest girls we've found being offered for sex. This gang was extremely greedy - it was all about the money. Sex with a virgin aged 12 or under cost anything up to £50,000."
2 year old Toddler killed for grabbing dad's cigarettes
Defenseless Humans Seen As Organ Resource
For years, organ transplant ethicists and some in the bioethics community have agitated to change the definition of death from a purely biological determination, to one based in utilitarianism and desired sociological narratives. Why mess with death? Too few organs are donated for transplant, leading to long waiting lines and the deaths of some people who might be saved were organs more readily available. But why redefine death? The point of this reckless advocacy — although they don't put it this bluntly — is that there are thousands of perfectly good organs being used by people who really don't need them anymore, by which they mean patients with profound cognitive impairments who will remain unconscious or minimally aware for the rest of their lives. Why not harvest such patients, this thinking goes, for the benefit of people who could return to normal lives? The problem is that would break the “dead donor rule,” the legal and moral pact organ transplant medicine made with society promising that vital organs would only be harvested from patients who are truly dead. Hence, if the definition of death were loosened to include, say, a diagnosis of persistent vegetative state, more organs could be obtained — and the dead donor rule could still appear to be honored, deemed essential for transplant medicine to retain the trust of society.
Ten Percent Of Kidney Transplants From Trafficked Organs
We supposedly live in enlightened times. But like the opening scene in Blue Velvet that shows the vermin crawling beneath the beautiful appearing lawn, the downtrodden in our world are exploited and oppressed in unbelievable ways. Children are trafficked for sex. People are trafficked for organs and organs are trafficked, allowing the rich to predate the poor in what I call biological colonialism. It goes on and on. The UN has noticed the organ problem and prepared a report on the problem. From the story: The United Nations and the Council of Europe jointly called on Tuesday for international measures to prevent trafficking in human organs, tissues and cells (OTC). Separate agreements should also be worked out to stop human trafficking for the purpose of removal of organs, which is described as a small part of the wider organ trafficking problem…
Montana judges smack down parental rights
For ten years, two women lived together in a lesbian relationship, during which one of them -- Barbara Maniaci -- solely adopted two children. But in 2006, Maniaci left her roommate and the homosexual lifestyle, and later married a man. Following the break-up, the former roommate sued for -- and now has won -- parental rights.
Euthanasia Favourable to Quebec MD's
Shooting of Prominent Economist Baffles Police
Ashoka Mody has been identified in an email to his fellow employees at the International Monetary Fund as the man shot Thursday night around 7:30 in his Bethesda garage in the 6800 block of Millwood Road
Sunstein: Take organs from 'helpless patients'
President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar defended the possibility of removing organs from terminally ill patients without their permission.
Americans Fleeing Religion As Atheism Surges
Americans are abandoning religion in record numbers, while at the same time, the number of godless is multiplying dramatically. This news comes from independent sources, religious groups and secular organizations. An Associated Press story published earlier this week reported that organized religion is experiencing unprecedented losses of membership and donations, while the number of people with no religion is increasing rapidly. In fact, the web address for the Chicago Tribune version of the AP story included the words, "religion meltdown." All this comes on top of this desperate report.pdf by the Church Communication Network that up to 94% of teens leave church after high school. What's really behind this surge of rationality in America? Is it the recession, as the AP story suggests, or something else? More likely, the latter.
We Have Wrought A Polanski Culture: Hollywood’s Push to Normalize Sex With Children
Yes, in just one year, Hollywood released three films that in one way or another portrayed sex with children as potentially healthy or their molester as sympathetic. And these aren’t fringe, indie films either. All three involve name stars and Oscar winners. Unfortunately, this is not a conspiracy. Hollywood deviants never gathered together to plan for a slate of films aimed at a drip-drip campaign designed to dull our moral outrage towards the most heinous crime imaginable. It’s worse than that. We’re up against a culture; the same culture that can’t quite grasp why a child rapist should have to serve prison time for a crime he’s confessed to. And this is how cinematic propaganda works. Whether the filmmaker’s motivations are good or evil, the idea is to get decent and thoughtful people to start second guessing themselves as they’re enveloped in the dark and held captive by the powerful sound and fury of the moving picture. First we’re led to identify and sympathize with a particular character, then that character does something designed to challenge our belief structure. This can range from, “If John Wayne opposes racism, maybe I should,” to, “Well, if a loving mother is okay with it, maybe I need to get a little more nuanced and tolerant about this whole child-rape thing.”
Pot legalization gains momentum in California
Marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to get at least three pot-legalization measures on the ballot in 2010 in California, setting up what could be a groundbreaking clash with the federal government over U.S. drug policy. At least one poll shows voters would support lifting the pot prohibition, which would make the state of 40 million the first in the nation to legalize marijuana
CBS pushes to end decency standards
The Parents Television Council says a brief filed by CBS in connection with the infamous "Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction" is comedic.
National Christmas tree will display religious ornaments
The National Forest Service has reversed its policy banning religious oriented decorations on the White House Christmas tree.
Perspective: The ACLU's real agenda
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about a cross in the middle of the California desert. Could there be a more apt symbol of what the ACLU wants to do to religion in this country?
The American Roots Of Nazi Eugenics
Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race." But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing. Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states.
A Christian Response To Vampire Obsession
The Twilight Saga is unquestionably the biggest media phenomenon – especially among young women – this decade. Just mention the name Edward to any teenage girl and she will immediately think of the 104-year-old teenage vampire from best-selling author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books. They will know what you mean when you ask, "Are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob?" They may even have bought tickets to the second Twilight installment, New Moon, which doesn’t release until Nov. 20. This international craze warrants parents' attention. In fact, we should all understand the force behind the resurgence of vampires in pop culture. Twilight isn’t merely the first novel in a four-book tale by Meyer; it is the catalyst for new vampire TV shows, movies, and Christian novels. That’s right, Christian vampire literature. Before we get into how widespread this fetish with vampires has reached, let’s take a look at what started it all.
Little Girls Are The New Sex Objects
Preschoolers turning themselves into sexualised "mini-adults" by wearing bras, nail polish and lipstick are requiring psychological help in increasing numbers. Child development experts said young girls were now entering their "tween" years between being a child and a teenager at the tender age of six - five years earlier than previously. Experts said that by age six, girls needed branded clothes, at seven they wanted styled hair, by eight they were beginning diets, at nine they were styling their hair and by early teens were engaging in sex or sending sexually explicit text messages. The Daily Telegraph yesterday found crop-top style bras for toddlers aged two to three on sale at a major department store, sparking outrage from parents. The alarming trend is taking a heavy psychological toll, Professor of Developmental Psychiatry at Monash University Louise Newman said.
Perversion 101: Kids Taught 'Gay' Sex, Rape, Bestiality
A father of a high-school student is infuriated after he said a teacher provided "banned books" to her 11th-grade students, including at least one with explicit descriptions of homosexual sex acts, rape, masturbation, profane language and even bestiality. John Davis, father of an 11th-grade student at William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va., told WND that English teacher Kathleen Renard provided her personal copy of a book called "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky to one of her English students, and it was passed to his son. The book is published by MTV Books. Davis found the book in his son's possession, along with a bookmark that said, "Read banned books. They're your ticket to freedom." "My son was reading the book and stated it was a school assignment," Davis told WND. "He was embarrassed that I began to peruse through the book and discovered its contents. He advised that the book belongs to his English teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Renard."
Today in Washington DC
I just went to the supermarket to buy some food, I'm driving back home and see a commotion on the side of the road on a sidewalk. Someone had just been evicted from their apartment (condo) and all their belongings were on the street. I pulled over to see what was happening and I see what must have been a 60 to 70 year old lady crying her eyes out on the sidewalk. Next to her were 20 to 30 people scavenging her life's belongings like freakin' vultures right in front on her. keep in mind that I live in a nice neighborhood, there were people with escalades and BMW's going through her stuff along with some local university students I guess. I just couldn't believe it ... these animals were relentless fighting over each other over her stuff while she was sitting there crying ... an old lonely woman no less. I went up to talk to her to see if she was alright ... she was ill...
They Really, Really Want To Kill For Organs
I reported the other day that Nature editorialized in favor of loosening the rules to allow living patients to be killed for their organs (more about which, soon). And now, we see more advocacy for lethal medicine in The Journal of Medical Ethics, an international publication. From the article by Dr. F.G. Miller (No link, here’s the abstract): "Revisiting the still-provocative essays of Jonas on brain death and organ donation helps in mapping present and future ethical and policy options. Four options seem most salient. First, we can follow the lead of Jonas by adopting a stance of deontological rectitude that abandons vital organ procurement from brain-dead, but still-living patients. This position is logically tidy and unassailable if its major premise is endorsed: (1) doctors must not kill patients; (2) brain-dead patients are alive; (3) procuring vital organs from brain-dead patients would cause their death; therefore, (4) this practice is wrong and must cease. However, the validity of the first premise is debatable; and if applied consistently, it would have drastic consequences. For not only would it put a stop to the life-saving practice of vital organ transplantation using the organs of brain-dead individuals; it also arguably would rule out the routine practice of deliberately stopping life-sustaining treatment, assuming the reasonable, but unorthodox, view that this practice involves causing death." Amazing. For years bioethicists have said removing unwanted life support isn’t killing. And they are right, since death comes from the underlying disease. But now, it is because we want more organs? This is surreal.
Will The Ghosts In "Coraline" Possess Your Kids?
It is always a challenge to guide parents about how scary a movie is, but it is especially difficult with this week's release of "Coraline," the 3D stop-motion animated film based on a popular book for children by Neil Gaiman. By coincidence, Gaiman was just awarded this year's top prize for children's literature, the Newberry award, for The Graveyard Book, the story of a boy raised by ghosts. In "Coraline," some kids may be rattled by the images in this film like the skeletal designs of one (good) character's helmet and gloves or the increasingly spidery appearance of the villain. Some may be upset by the themes of the film that includes the ghosts of three eyeless and devoured children. P.S. "Coraline" also has a burlesque performance with two fat, elderly ladies in tiny little costumes that turn out to zip off, revealing younger, lither performers inside. How should a parent evaluate that on a scale of nudity or sexual material? Because it was comic and because it turned out not to be "real," but a humorous fat suit, I described it as "brief comic nudity (skimpy costume)."
Will Texas Education Board Get By With Replacing Christmas And Rosh Hashana With Hindu Holiday Of Diwali?
The Texas State Board of Education is gearing up for another curriculum battle. Kelly Shackelford, president of Plano-based Liberty Legal Institute, says the Texas State Board of Education is currently reviewing social studies curriculum. He explains that in a surprising move the writing committee, in its review of religious holidays, has decided to replace Christmas and Rosh Hashana with the Hindu holiday of Diwali. "Some of this stuff is really getting out of hand," says Shackelford, "and I think the people are going to take it back into their own hands and say, cut it out we are not replacing Christmas with Diwali. I hope and expect that will be the result, but right now that's what we've got." The Board faced another major battle earlier this year with science standards and the teaching of strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory. Many concerned citizens made their voices heard, and the strengths and weaknesses component was not dropped from teaching requirements. In fact, it was strengthened.
The Ego Epidemic: More Women Sense Own "Fabulousness" <- "...men/women shall be lovers of self..."
Us women are more egocentric and narcissistic than we ever used to be, according to extensive research by two leading psychologists. More of us have huge expectations of ourselves, our lives and everyone in them. We think the universe resolves around us, with a deluded sense of our own fabulousness, and believe we are cleverer, more talented and more attractive than we actually are. We have trouble accepting criticism and extending empathy because we are so preoccupied with ourselves. Am I making you angry by telling you this? It figures. Narcissistic or egotistical women do have an overwhelming sense of entitlement and arrogance. Of course, I joke, but researchers say there is growing evidence of an epidemic of ego-itis everywhere. Once a traditionally male syndrome, narcissism generally begins at home and in schools, where children are praised excessively, often spoiled rotten and given the relentless message that they are 'special'. Psychology professors Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell analysed studies on 37,000 college students in 2006. In a survey, 30 per cent of them said they believed they should get good grades simply for turning up.
Producer Bemoans Christians Not Buying Darwin Lies
A new British film about Charles Darwin has failed to land a distribution deal in the States because his theories on human evolution are too controversial for religious American audiences, according to the film's producer. Creation follows the British naturalist's 'struggle between faith and reason' as he wrote his 1859 book, On The Origin Of The Species. The film, directed by Jon Amielm was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has now been sold to almost every territory in the world. But US distributors have turned down the film that could cause uproar in a country that, on the whole, dismisses scientific theories of the way we evolved. Christian film review website Movieguide.org described Darwin as 'a racist, a bigot and a 1800s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder.' The site also stated that his 'half-baked theory' influenced Adolf Hitler and led to 'atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloning and generic engineering.'
"Supernatural Punisher" May Be Needed To Stop Climate Change Says Atheist Scientist
Lord May, the president of the British Science Association, said religion may have helped protect human society from itself in the past and it may be needed again. Speaking on the eve of the association’s annual conference, the committed atheist said he was worried the world was on a “calamitous trajectory” brought on by its failure to co-ordinate measures against global warming. He said that no country was prepared to take the lead and a “punisher” was needed to make sure the rules of co-operation were not broken. The former Government chief scientific advisor said in the past that was God and it might be time again for religion to fill the gap. “Maybe religion is needed,” said Lord May, who was brought up a Scottish Presbyterian but went through an "inverse epiphany" at the age of 11. “A supernatural punisher maybe part of the solution.” He said in the past a belief in a god, or gods, that punish the unrighteous may have been part of the mechanism of evolution that maintains co-operation in a dog-eat-dog world.
The Degenerating Human Race
Many people have a view of evolution as a progressive, upward movement toward perfection. Evolution, they feel, means that everything is getting better over time. Serious evolutionists would disagree with that interpretation. Instead, they see evolution as simply the process by which organisms become better adapted to their environments, whether or not that adaption looks like a step upward. An organism can be considered improved in the sense that it is more fit to live in a specific environment, but evolution isn’t really about getting better; it’s about surviving. Even using that stricter understanding of evolution, though, it can be argued that life on earth, and especially the human race, is not evolving at all. In fact, some people argue that the human race is devolving, that we’re degenerating in a variety of ways and are consequently losing the ability to survive. More to the point, we can argue that our physical bodies, beautiful though they are, are mere shadows of the excellent bodies God gave our ancestors when He created the world, and the disease and physical suffering we see around us is a result of a fallen world and thousands of years of degeneration.
Sex Trafficking: It Is Happening In Our Backyard
A story in last week’s news focused on the mysterious reappearance of Jaycee Lee Dugard, a 29-year-old woman who had been kidnapped 18 years earlier—snatched into a car while walking home from school. As the details of her imprisonment emerge, the horror is inescapable. Hidden in a filthy backyard complex, she was forced to serve as a sex slave for her jailer—even bearing him two children during her captivity. Can she ever live a normal life? What does the future hold for her children—young teenage girls who rarely left the backyard in which they were born? Will her captor receive the punishment he so soundly deserves? We’ve heard and been repulsed by such stories before. Three years ago a young German woman, Natascha Kampusch, escaped from an Austrian cellar after being held captive for eight years. Nearly a year after her 2002 abduction from her bedroom and forced “marriage” to her kidnapper, Elizabeth Smart was rescued when an elderly couple recognized her after seeing her story on television. When confronted with the gruesome details of these crimes, we wonder how something like this could happen. What kind of person could treat a child so callously and brutally? At least, we often comfort ourselves, such abductions are rare.
Professor Popsicle And The CIA
A declassified CIA memo suggests the spy agency consulted research by two Canadians when developing standards for an interrogation tactic called "water dousing." Gordon Giesbrecht, a University of Winnipeg professor known locally as "Professor Popsicle," said he only recently found out a chapter highlighting his research on cold-water immersion in the book Wilderness Medicine is one of two Canadian sources listed in the 2005 memo. Water dousing involves exposing alleged terrorists to cold water for extended periods. It is one of 20 CIA-sanctioned interrogation techniques that can be used on a detainee to "maximize his feeling of vulnerability and helplessness, and reduce or eliminate his will to resist our efforts to obtain critical intelligence," the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency memo states. The reference to Giesbrecht's book chapter is found in the memo's appendix, which lists the medical limits for each technique.
Atheists On The March In America
When South Florida atheists held their first meeting, they were just five friends, having a beer at a bar. Four years later, they've moved to a bigger place -- still a bar -- to hold their weekly meet-and-greets. Membership is up to almost 500, Darwin Day is in the planning stages and bumper stickers are on sale. "There is no God, but ice-cream is great," reads one. "What schools need is a moment of science," reads another. Atheist groups are growing all over the United States, challenging stereotypes and confronting what they consider a big backslide in the separation of church and state. They are chatting online, picking up trash along "adopted" highways, and advertising on buses and billboards. In South Florida, they recently picketed a prayer meeting in a public safety building paid for with tax dollars.
Michelle Obama Now Requires 26 Servants
We were wrong. Michelle Obama, as we reported on July 7, is not served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim. She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist. The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant. Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of an Obama oligarchy. The discovery of the additional attendants was made by D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary.
Polls Show Atheists On The Rise In America
Atheist groups are growing all over the United States, challenging stereotypes and confronting what they consider a big backslide in the separation of church and state. They are chatting online, picking up trash along "adopted" highways, and advertising on buses and billboards. In South Florida, they recently picketed a prayer meeting in a public safety building paid for with tax dollars. "We're growing by leaps and bounds," said Bob Senatore, a retired teacher and one of the early members of the Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists, or FLASH. "The attitude is, 'If we don't do something about it now, we'll be living under a theocracy.'"
Saudi Child Bride (10 years old!!!) Turned Back Over to 80-Year-Old Husband
Planet Of The Apes? Pondering Advanced ET
Charley Lineweaver, a cosmologist with The Australian National University, believes the science behind the movie "Planet of the Apes" is based on a flawed notion of evolution, a notion that could have serious implications for our search for intelligent life elsewhere in the Milky Way Galaxy. Lineweaver calls this notion the "Planet of the Apes Hypothesis" -a theory subscribed to by Carl Sagan and the astronomers involved with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), that human-like intelligence is a convergent feature of evolution -- that there is an intelligence niche, into which other species (apes in the movie) will evolve if the human species goes extinct. Let's take a quick look at the plot of the 1968 movie, "Planet of the Apes," with Charlton Heston playing the role of Taylor, an astronaut on an interstellar journey. After traveling for over two thousand years at nearly the speed of light (during which the astronaut crew ages only 18 months due to time dilation), the spacecraft crash lands on a planet that has oxygen comprising 20 percent of the atmosphere, and a 23 hour 56 minute sidereal period.
Zeroing In On How Life Arose From Nonliving Molecules
How did life on Earth begin? An giant step toward solving this puzzle was taken in the 1980's with the Nobel Prize–winning discovery by Tom Cech and Sidney Altman that RNA, the sister molecule of DNA, can catalyze certain chemical reactions inside cells, a job previously thought to be the exclusive domain of proteins. Until their discovery, RNA was thought to have just one function: storing the genetic information cells need to build proteins. This new revelation about RNA's dual role suggested to some scientists, including Harvard's Jack Szostak, that RNA likely existed long before DNA or proteins because it might be able to catalyze its own reproduction. Their discovery made it easier to think about how life began, Szostak says. "They inspired me to try to think of ways to make RNAs in the lab that could catalyze their own replication."
The stimulus package is living up to its provocative name by funding a bacchanalia of behavioral sex research, a Post analysis reveals. The next fiscal year is set to be one of the friskiest ever in the nation's science labs, as researchers probe the ins and outs of sex patterns among humans and even some of our four-legged friends.
Mexico decriminalizes small-scale drug possession
Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday?a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government's grueling battle against drug traffickers. Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico's corruption-prone police from extorting casual users and offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.
A Breastfeeding Baby Doll? We Want To Know What YOU Think
This morning I stumbled upon an article announcing a new baby doll for your little girls. "Another new doll?" I thought. Well, I'm always in the market for a new doll for my granddaughters so, I began reading the article and to my absolute surprise, I read where this new doll is designed to breastfeed! Yes, you heard me correctly, a new breastfeeding doll for your little girl! It comes complete with artificial nipples for the little girls to wear! I was taken aback... I mean, WOW! When I was a little girl, we spent hours playing contentedly with our dolls that would cry, say "Mama", and was wonderfully 'weighted' to feel real. Then, when my own daughters were growing up, more new dolls came along that were designed to eat, burp, pee, and poo. But now, in my granddaughter's innocent baby doll days, we have yet another dimension to stretching their impressionable little imaginations by pretending motherhood with a breastfeeding babydoll!
LEGAL VIEW: Messianics and Homosexuals embroiled in heated law suit
Frustrated homosexuals sue Messianic village, but will Israel's legal system protect the community's religious sentiments?
Philosophy of Perfection; Old/Broken as Unworthy
What Mr. Smith discovered is that sodium pentothal is the designated agent of death for people surrendering themselves under the federal cash-for-families-with-unproductive, costly or otherwise annoying or burdensome elders and handicapped people program. To receive government reimbursement, hospitals who offer rebates to families in exchange for so-called ‘klonkers’ must agree to kill the ‘patients’, using a method the government outlines in great detail in its 136-page manual for hospitals: Inject two thousand milligrams of a sodium pentothal solution, then wait…
Smiley Face Atheists: Survey Finds Non-Believers to Be Upbeat -- Politics Daily
Now, however, comes word that could give the godless reason to smile -- if they aren't already: A new study of some 5,800 non-believers reports that contrary to popular conceptions of atheists as crabby misanthropes, they in fact tend to be as happy as their believing brethren, and are in fact more satisfied than people who are uncertain in their beliefs, or in their unbeliefs.
'Stimulus' grants going to porn producers?
"Stimulus" funds awarded to the National Endowment for the Arts may be being used to produce pornographic material. [Editor's note: This story contains descriptions that some may find offensive.]
NHS tells school children of their "right" to "an orgasm a day...
NHS guidance is advising school pupils that they have a "right" to an enjoyable sex life and that regular sex can be good for their cardiovascular health.
Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B
California tax officials say a state proposal to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol would generate nearly $1.4 billion in revenue. A State Board of Equalization report released Wednesday estimates marijuana retail sales would bring $990 million from a $50-per-ounce fee and $392 million in sales taxes. The bill introduced by San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano in February would allow adults to legally possess, grow and sell marijuana.
Man charged after 6 slain in Tenn., Ala.
Six people believed to be from one family were slain in a two-state spree and authorities charged a man who was sitting on the porch when authorities arrived at one home in the killings. Five people were found dead in two neighboring rural homes near Fayetteville in southern Tennessee Saturday, and a sixth body was discovered at a business about 30 miles away in Huntsville, Ala., authorities said.
Kenya concern over pill popping
In a radio advertisement at the centre of a controversy in Kenya, a distraught teenage girl asks for help after having unprotected sex. "What shall I do? I'm still in college. What happens to my future, my friends, my family, my life?" she sobs. The assistance offered is the emergency contraceptive pill - or morning-after pill.
Numbering the days of dictators FEATURE!!!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had reason to feel good about himself this week. Less than a month after he secured his hold on power for another four years by rigging the presidential elections, Ahmadinejad felt comfortable addressing his subjugated nation as its rightful dictator. So in a chilling televised performance on Tuesday, he triumphantly declared the stolen June 12 poll the "freest" and the "healthiest" elections in the world and promised they would act as a harbinger for Islamic revolution worldwide.
Ginsburg: I thought Roe was to rid undesirables <- FEATURE!!!
In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of."
ACLU defends Muslim prison prayer
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit on behalf of Muslim inmates who want to pray together five times a day in an Indiana federal prison.
Anti-religion group protests 'prayer booth' at City Hall
The Tabernacle church has set up a prayer booth at City Hall in Warren, Michigan, and an anti-religion organization is protesting it.
Chicago children march in gay pride parade...or not
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago's Nettlehorst Elementary School will be the first public school in the community to march in the city's gay pride parade.
Swiss police uncover int'l child pornography ring
BERN, Switzerland Swiss police say they have uncovered a child pornography ring involving more than 2,000 people in 78 countries, including the U.S. Federal Police spokeswoman Eva Zwahlen says authorities
Teen sentenced for indecent MySpace photos
A 14-year-old New Jersey girl has been sentenced for posting nude pictures of herself on MySpace.
YouTube remains porn-friendly
The Culture and Media Institute claims YouTube is not keeping its commitment to be family-friendly.
Teacher fired for conservative website <- Now I've heard it all... they say he was TOO PATRIOTIC!!!
Latham had an introductory video on the site where he stated that he wanted students to truly love the American way of life, and he says he was told to remove that as well because not everybody loves the American way of life. According to Latham, other complaints included that he was picking on Obama too much. When he asked for an explanation as to why his contract was not renewed he was told, "You refuse to conform" and "you just don't fit in."
'Hate crimes' bill focusing on wrong topic
A conservative, Christian legal group is taking issue with statements about the proposed "hate crimes" bill currently under consideration on Capitol Hill.
8-year-old Ky. boy found dead in church elevator
'Bathroom bill' foes rally in Mass.
"[For example] if...a man believes or pretends to believe that he is actually a woman, then you could not question, challenge, or stop him from entering a woman's bathroom, shower, locker room, fitness facility, or whatever," she explains.
U.S. can't adopt China's porn policy
China is ordering all new personal computers sold within the country to have software that blocks all online pornography.
All pornography is unacceptable, according to Rick Schatz of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families. But he says adopting China's policy would not work in the U.S.Posted 6/12/09
Monsanto & Cancer Milk: Fox News Kills Story & Fires Reporters
An infuriating tale from the inside on what really happened when two reporters uncover the truth about dangerous drugs being present in the country's milk supply, and the resulting coverup and ultimate termination of the reporters when they refuse to be bribed by FOX to just shut their mouths and go away. [VISIT THE THREAD TO VIEW THE VIDEO] I had posted this in a reply to another thread, but this is so bad and incriminating I felt like it deserved its own thread. It's probably here in ATS somewhere, but I didn't see it with initial searches. This was brought to my attention by ATS member BornPatriot in this post in a 9/11 thread here. This is sick stuff. How many more of these stories like this will it take before the sheeple get a clue that you cannot trust MSM at all? Follow the money. FOX News: We Distort, you Abide. Visit the full thread for the linked video and member replies.
29 children perish in Mexican day care fire
US wildfire man sentenced to die
A southern Californian court has sentenced a man to death for the first-degree murder of five firefighters by starting an October 2006 forest blaze. Raymond Lee Oyler was convicted of starting the so-called Esperanza Fire in Riverside County as well as numerous other blazes in the county. The Esperanza raged about 90 miles (150km) east of Los Angeles.
Perspective: Climate of hate, world of double standards
Tiller's suspected murderer, Scott Roeder, is white, Christian, anti-government and anti-abortion. The gunman in the military recruitment center attack, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, is black, a Muslim convert, anti-military and anti-American. Both crimes are despicable, cowardly acts of domestic terrorism. But the disparate treatment of the two brutal cases by both the White House and the media is striking.
Abortionist Tiller shot and killed
'Sexting' - innocent behavior or child porn?
What Is A Human Being? A Key to the Abortion Debate
Governor plans to completely eliminate welfare for families
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to completely eliminate the state's welfare program for families, medical insurance for low-income children and...
Bill to define marriage in DC introduced in House
Lawsuit filed after 'sexting' suicide
Trueman says students at her school started harassing her and calling her filthy names. The teenager then committed suicide by hanging. Trueman believes the parents may be able to make a case against the first young man who sent the pictures, but probably not others named in the lawsuit.
Mother, son missing in forced chemotherapy case
A Minnesota judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the mother of Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy who is refusing treatment for his cancer, after neither she nor the boy showed up for a court appearance.
Judge to decide if family can refuse chemo for boy
Bakersfield dad accused of biting out son's eye <- How positively HORRID!!!
i got a demon or something outside HELP!!! <- FEATURE!!!
Well i walked out side and soon as i turned corner to where i saw the weedeater toy... This little thing was there looking at me. i can't even discribe it..cause i never saw anything like it before.
Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal
Kids Born to Unwed Moms Hit Record High
BBC appoints Muslim to oversee religious content
NJ ruling favors sex offenders
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled last week that local laws banning sex offenders from living near schools, parks, or other places where children gather are unconstitutional because they conflict with state law.
Outrage over Bibles destroyed in Afghanistan
Hawaii lawmakers vote to celebrate 'Islam Day'
Next on Senate agenda? 'Pedophile Protection Act'
'Hate crimes' law definitions would protect 547 sex 'philias'
Outraged at 'Pedophile Protection Act'?
Here's a way to fight back, kill bill in U.S. Senate
Teen homeschooler jailed under Patriot Act
A 16-year-old homeschooled boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim, his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control
8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband <- THANK GOD!!!
The girl was allowed to divorce the 50-year-old man who she married in August after an out-of-court settlement had been reached in the case, said her lawyer, Abdulla al-Jeteli. The exact date of the divorce was not immediately known.
Doctors face orders to 'kill on demand'
Physicians in Montana could be facing "kill-on-demand" orders from patients who want to commit suicide if a district court judge's opinion pending before the state Supreme Court is affirmed.
Lawmakers push for 'gay'-friendly school programs
Political Correctness Gone Awry (by Chuck Missler)
Sometimes silly, sometimes irritating, sometimes very serious, political correctness is all around us. It can scratch at a single community or it can gouge through an entire nation. Here are some forms of political correctness considered a bit out of whack...
Woman gets 30 days in jail for texting in court
Hauled behind bars immediately after being cited by judge
Texas takes aim at Planned Parenthood
The state of Texas has shut down four Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in San Antonio that were operating without licenses.
State reverses itself, will seek death in Casey Anthony case
In a dramatic reversal, the Florida state attorney's office announced Monday it will seek the death penalty...
Atheist wins right to have baptism removed as he did not consent as a baby <- FEATURE!!!
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good. The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any that act wisely, that seek after God. They have all gone astray, they are all alike corrupt; there is none that does good, no, not one. (Psalm 14:1-3)
Crying Calif mom arraigned on murder, rape charges <- And it was her daughter's PLAYMATE... OMG!!!
As prosecutors Tuesday accused a Northern Californian woman of kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl, authorities again searched her home and her grandfather's church.
Most U.S. Christians Don't Believe Satan, Demons and Holy Spirit Exist
'New Age Spirituality for Kids' class draws fire <- Ouch, hurt ME! :)
Clergy in the crosshairs
A Texas congressman who is a former judge warns that the "hate crimes" legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House could potentially lead to the arrest of Christian pastors who speak out against sexual immorality.
Doctor-assisted suicide legalized, ignored
More than four months after a Montana judge legalized doctor-assisted suicide, no one in "Big Sky Country" has used it for end-of-life issues.
Saudi judge refuses to annul 8-year-old's marriage <- Is this SICK, or WHAT???
A Saudi judge has refused for a second time to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man, a relative of the girl told CNN.
Vermont Considers Legalizing Teen 'Sexting' <- Oh, how SICK!!! 13???
Sexting refers to the exchange of explicit photos and videos via mobile phone. Under current laws, participants can be charged with child pornography, but lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize the consensual exchange of graphic images between two people 13 to 18 years old. Passing along such images to others would remain a crime.
YouTubers to 12-year-old: 'Kill Christianity, kill yourself'
Out-of-wedlock births hit record high
Brothers aged 10 and 11 charged with attempted murder
New York immigrant center shooting leaves 14 dead
PBS host: Abortion 'good decision' in recession
ACLU defends teens charged in 'sexting' scandal
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of the three girls who sent "scantily clad and naked" pictures of themselves to male students, who then traded them on their cell phones, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
2 sisters slain in Milton home
Brother is shot, killed by police; 3d sister stabbed, expected to live
German family seeks U.S. asylum to homeschool kids
Remembering Terri Schiavo, continuing the fight for life
Who will raise kids: Mom, Dad or state?
Though efforts to pass a constitutional amendment protecting parental rights have failed in the past, two U.S. legislators are preparing to reintroduce the idea this week; and this time, they say, the effort is backed by more than 60 congressional members.
Tiller found not guilty: Pro-life forces vow to continue fight
A Kansas jury has found notorious abortionist, George Tiller, not guilty on all counts.
Romania to Legalize Incest
Currently all forms of incest in Romania are punishable by up to seven years in prison. But Romania's Justice Ministry suggests the new legislation would move the country - which joined the European Union two years ago - closer legally to some other EU members.
Birth report bodes poorly for children, society
There's no stigma attached to having a child [out of wedlock] and there's no price to pay, no consequence...in terms of your acceptance within society," Crouse observes. "Some schools even have special classes now for girls who get pregnant while they're still in school."
Atheists challenge roadside memorial crosses
Germany Reels from Deadly School Shooting
What's Behind Northern Ireland's Latest Killing Spree?
UK Parents Face Charges for Opting Kids Out of LGBT Lessons
LifeSite News is reporting that parents in the United Kingdom could face criminal charges for removing their children from programs held at George Tomlinson Primary School which promoted the homosexual lifestyle. School officials have apparently announced they will prosecute parents of approximately 30 children who did not attend a week's worth of lessons coinciding with "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month."
Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule, official says
The regulation, instituted in the last days of the Bush administration, strengthened job protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to provide a medical service because of moral qualms.
Brazil president tosses condoms to pagan carnival crowd
Pagan Dancers sets Carnival record for baring it all
Pagan Germans jest their way through Carnival
4 dead in shooting spree spanning two counties in upstate New York
Pastor faces jail for anti-abortion views
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