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Aug 11 10:47

Hillary Clinton's pastor compared her election loss to Jesus' death and resurrection

Hillary Clinton's pastoral adviser urged her to keep her head up following her unexpected Election Day loss in November and compared the election to Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified.

"It is Friday, but Sunday is coming ... This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with a lot of Fridays," wrote United Methodist City Society Executive Director the Rev. Bill Shillady in an email to Clinton obtained by CNN. "Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost. We all have Fridays. But, as the saying goes, 'Sunday's coming!'"

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Must... not... puke... cannot... afford... new... keyboard...

Aug 10 08:40

Papal States become Vatican City

In comparison to other religions, the Italian Stati Pontifici transacted in direct land acquisitions of visible temporal governmental administration. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, The Papal States provides a concise account of the development of Church political power.

Aug 09 13:32

Bomb Threats To Jewish Centers & Schools Were Really A Dark Web Moneymaking Scheme ? FBI

Federal authorities believe the American-Israeli teen charged with making more than 100 bomb threats to Jewish community centers (JCCs) in the US was selling his services on the dark web for as little as $30 a job.

Aug 09 11:32

Evangelical Adviser: God Has OK'd Trump to 'Take Out' Kim

Donald Trump's evangelical adviser Tuesday said God had given the president the authority to "take out" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil," Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas said in a statement.

Aug 07 11:31

Saudi Arabia defends decision to execute 14 Saudi Shiites

Saudi Arabia is defending its decision to execute 14 minority Shiites — whose verdicts sparked criticism in the United States and Europe — declaring in a rare public statement that their trials were conducted fairly.

The men were arrested for their involvement in demonstrations in 2011 and 2012 during the Arab Spring revolts and were later sentenced to death in a secretive counterterrorism court, according to human rights activists and the men’s relatives, who also say that some of the men were tortured and forced into making false confessions.

The group included a teenager who was arrested at the airport before boarding a flight to visit a university in Michigan, and a youth who is half-deaf and nearly blind, activists said.

Shiites in the Sunni-majority kingdom have long complained of discrimination and harassment by authorities.

Last month, the kingdom’s highest court upheld the death sentences, clearing the way for the executions to take place any day now.

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This is essentially mass religious genocide, premised on a differing interpretation, and leadership, of Islamic factions, coupled with the brutality of torture obviously used through which to gain the desired false confessions.

And Prince Salman, really; how completely, primitively medieval do you want Saudi Arabia to look to the rest of the world?!?

Because you could do no worse, in that regard, than allowing these executions to move forward, rather than commuting them on humanitarian grounds, which is absolutely within your power to arrange.

Aug 07 10:21

Christians Can Forget “Shallow Diplomacy” In The Religious War On Churches In The Holy Land

A month ago, after reading a desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine (NCCOP) addressed to the World Council of Churches, I emailed eight churches in my locality asking whether that heart-rending appeal had trickled down to them at parish level.

Aug 07 09:00

For Friends In Troubled Times

Aug 07 08:21

Video: Forced Into Marriage: UK Children Call For Help Fearing Arranged Marriages

Leading British charity NSPCC says there has been a 12% increase in pleas from children who fear being forced by their parents into arranged marriages.

Aug 05 08:38

Catholic Church Embroiled In Nearly 100 Lawsuits Over Sexual Abuse In Guam

Many of the instances of sexual abuse alleged in these lawsuits previously went unreported, as the defendants allegedly used their positions as figures of spiritual and political authority to prey on vulnerable children. Those allegedly abused said the piety of the local population and the threat of retribution from their local church authorities discouraged them from telling anyone.

“I thought about it a million times, but I was scared to tell them, especially my mom,” a man identified as R.B. told the PDF. “She’s a die-hard Catholic. If I tell her a priest did that to me, I don’t think she would believe me.”

Joelle Casteix, regional director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said alleged victims of abuse in Guam were silenced by threats of alienation from their community, loss of jobs, and threats against their family members. Casteix first traveled to Guam in 2009 after one of the priests’ alleged victims called her.

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Pedophilia in the Catholic church is an institutional mental illness, which, unfortunately, Pope Francis has been entirely useless in really weeding out.

And the reality here, is that this faith may ultimately get collectively sued out of existence because of this.

Would this be so horrifically prevalent if priests were mandated to be married, even up to the rank of Pope, rather than celibate?!?

I would tend to think not.

Aug 05 08:19

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [AUGUST 5, 2017]

Aug 04 13:53

POLL: 20% Of U.S. Muslims Believe Killing Civilians ‘Justified’

A new survey is being praised by the left because it shows that a majority of U.S. Muslims oppose violence against civilians.

The truth is the same survey shows that 20% of U.S. Muslims openly admit they believe targeting and killing civilians can sometimes be justified to further a political, social, or religious cause.

Aug 04 13:27

20 Questions For Burka Wearers

The BBC says we shouldn't question Muslims who wear burkas.

I have a few questions....

Aug 04 13:26

Shocking Footage Of Saudi Siege Against Own Citizens

The Saudi regime is in the midst of an extreme and brutal crackdown against its own citizenry in the country's Eastern province - a situation now spiraling out of control with rising civilian deaths, entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, and new reports that water and electricity have been cut to the now completely besieged town of Al-Awamiya. Though local activists continue to upload shocking ground level videos to social media revealing that entire districts have been leveled, international and US media have remained largely silent.

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And THIS is President Trump's new BFF in the Middle East, Prince Salman?!?

President Trump, you really need to think this decision through; this horrific torture, not only against the people of Yemen, but also against Salman's own Shia brother and sister Saudi Arabians, is completely unacceptable, sir, and absolutely completely at odds with true American values.

Aug 04 09:50

China's Muslims are banned from using their language in schools as Beijing continues to crack down on Islamic extremism

Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have banned China's Muslims from using their language in schools.

Last month, the Hotan government in north western China prohibited the use of the Uighur language from being used in schools including pre-school.

The new move comes after strict restrictions on Muslims in the region including a ban on fasting during Ramadan.

Aug 04 09:28

NYT Weighs in on Widening U.S.-Vatican Rift and Attacks on Steve Bannon

In an article titled “A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics,” Rome correspondent Jason Horowitz analyzes a three-week old essay that appeared July 13 in the Vatican-vetted journal La Civiltà Cattolica alleging a dark “ecumenism of hate” between American evangelicals and conservative Catholics.

Aug 03 18:23

Christians Can Forget “Shallow Diplomacy” In The Religious War On Churches In The Holy Land

A month ago, after reading a desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine (NCCOP) addressed to the World Council of Churches, I emailed eight churches in my locality asking whether that heart-rending appeal had trickled down to them at parish level.

Aug 03 10:08

Pedophile Priest Claims Child Abuse was Just an 'Old Jewish Ritual'

The Italian priest Mauro Inzoli was offered early retirement by Pope Francis to seek "a life of prayer and humble discretion" after he was found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.

According to one of Inzoli's victims, the pedophile priest told the child that he was performing a "baptism of the testicles" that was a "sign of affection between father and son".

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Which of course makes it okay, because if the brain-dead goyims true owners, gods and masters have been doing it all along, then it's probably the right thing to do for everyone else. </sarcasm>

Aug 02 09:45

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land

Stuart Littlewood examines the indifference of the Western Church establishments to the desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine, and argues the case for resetting the Christian-Jewish dialogue.>>

Aug 01 08:12

Vladimir Putin's Great Speech On Russia & Immigration

Ignore the commie remark.

No wonder he was selected by Forbes as the most powerful person in the world. This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin.

I would suggest that not only our leaders, but every citizen of USA, should pay attention to this advice. How scary is that?

Jul 30 09:09

Men under 50 barred from Jerusalem holy site again

Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.

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The reason is quite simple; the Israeli government doesn't want younger Muslims to have a memory that the site was ever under Muslim control when it takes over the Temple Mount; destroys the mosque there; and starts building the Third Jewish Temple, in anticipation of the advent of the Messiah, which the building of the 3rd Jewish Temple is supposed to usher in.

Jul 29 08:25

Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People

The people of modern-day Lebanon can trace their genetic ancestry back to the Canaanites, new research finds.

The Canaanites were residents of the Levant (modern-day Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine) during the Bronze Age, starting about 4,000 years ago. They're best known from the Old Testament of the Bible, in which they're described as the cursed descendants of Canaan, blighted by God because Canaan's father dishonored his own father, the patriarch Noah. The Canaanites were often in conflict with the Israelite tribes that wrote the Hebrew Bible. In fact, the Book of Deuteronomy features Yahweh (God) ordering the Canaanites to be exterminated.

Jul 28 02:25

Zionism, Not Islam, Is America's Biggest Threat - By Chuck Baldwin

While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat--most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia--but of course, the U.S. considers the House of Saud an ally and has made over $11 billion in military aid available to them; and rarely do anti-Muslim Christians make any distinction between Islam in general and the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia in particular), almost no one dares to warn the American people about our country's greatest threat: Zionism.

Jul 27 06:15

President Trump: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government – We Worship God!’

Donald Trump just continues to become even more bold about his faith in Jesus Christ.

Jul 26 10:24

Australia tries Vatican official on sex abuse charges

An Australian court has begun the trial of the most senior Vatican official that has ever been charged in Catholic Church sex abuse scandals.

Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, made his first court appearance on Wednesday after being charged last month with sexual abuse of multiple individuals years earlier in his Australian home state of Victoria.

While the details of the charges against the 76-year-old cleric — who has maintained his innocence — are yet to be revealed to the public, police have described them as historical sexual assault offenses, which means the alleged crimes happened years ago.

Jul 25 12:39

Hero Imams?

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in Europe by visiting many of the sites of terror attacks.
The idea seems to have shaken extremists to the core. They have been sending these imams death threats.
It is therefore high time, as mankind faces a crucial turning point, that people will pull together and support any voices of peace such as those of the marching imams, and restrain any hands that would try to sabotage their noble mission.
More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in Europe by visiting many of the sites of terror attacks.

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My hat is off to these guys; as a Christian who tries to work for peace, and hates violence as a way of resolving geopolitical issues, were they to knock on my door, I would invite them in for tea.

We need more people like this, of all faiths, to work for hard-won, ethical negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical differences other than wars and violence.

Jul 24 09:09

VATICAN IN AWE: 1500 YEAR OLD BIBLE CONFIRMS THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT CRUCIFIED

Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. Discovered and kept secret in the year 2000, the book contains the Gospel of Barnabas – a disciple of Christ – which shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he the son of God, but a Prophet. The book also calls Apostle Paul “The Impostor”. The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place.

A report by The National Turk says that the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives. The books itself is valued as high as 40 Million Turkish Liras (approx. 28 mil. Dollars).

Jul 24 09:00

Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa compound amid flare-up

Israeli settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the heavy escort of security forces at a time of boiling tensions over Tel Aviv's siege of Islam's third holiest site.

Footage circulated across social media on Monday showed the Israelis ambling around comfortably at the sensitive place as Palestinian worshipers squatted outside the compound.

Israeli forces also dispersed protesters staging a sit-in protest in front of the metal detectors the regime has set up at the entrance to restrict Palestinian access.

Those participating in the sit-in include staffers of the al-Quds Islamic Waqf (Endowment) organization, which is trusted with controlling and managing the Islamic edifices on and around the compound. Israel evicted the staffers as part of its crackdown, and now the body says it has been fully incapacitated in exercising its duties.

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I have to wonder; is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu willing to risk a regional war by these activities, in order to take the heat off renewed inquiry into a corruption case that may lead right back to his office?!?

As reported 12 July, 2017, at theguardian.co.uk:

Netanyahu's lawyer being held in submarine corruption deal inquiry

I would suggest that timing, on the part of those in the bowels of national and international politics, is rarely "accidental", and that these actions against Muslim worshipers at Al Aqsa, are perhaps to deflect the "heat" away from a potential indictment, which may stain Netanyahu himself, and destroy his political career forever.

Jul 22 10:19

PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED AS VIOLENCE ENGULFS WEST BANK

Three Palestinians were shot dead and four others wounded as thousands of Palestinian worshippers clashed with security forces on a “day of rage” over Israeli control of Islam’s third-holiest site. Israel’s army said a family of three Israeli settlers were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf on Friday.

Mohammad Sharaf, 17, was reportedly shot by an Israeli settler in the Ras Alamood area in East Jerusalem. Mohammed Hassan Abu Ghannam, 19, died of wounds in al-Makassed hospital after he was shot by an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem. Footage on social media shows Ghannam’s body being carried over the hospital gate by Palestinian paramedics and protesters.

A third Palestinian was killed in Abu Dis, AFP reported, quoting Palestinian health officials saying: “A Palestinian was killed after he was shot in the heart by live bullets.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This place is sacred to all 3 Abrahamic faith traditions; Muslim; Jewish, and Christian. And Muslims' fears that Israel wants it for their own religious and national purposes are, unfortunately, well grounded.

Tel Aviv wants to wrest control of it back for Israel, because in Jewish religious traditions, the building of the 3rd Temple will herald the beginning of the Messianic age.

Israeli Prime Minister knew that the optics of the metal detectors and forbidding anyone under 50 to worship at Al Aqsa would be horrific; but in his characteristic hubris, he just didn't give a damn.

Through these actions, he may well have lit the flames for yet another intifada; then, he will use this violence as "the justification" to tighten down the screws against Palestinians even more than they are already.

I weep for all those dead and wounded, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian, and those who will die, and be wounded, on all sides; this is an absolute tragedy which could have been averted.

A violent response to these strictures for worshiping at Al Aqsa was precisely the outcome Netanyahu, and the Israeli government wanted to happen.

Jul 22 10:04

PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED AS VIOLENCE ENGULFS WEST BANK

Three Palestinians were shot dead and four others wounded as thousands of Palestinian worshipers clashed with security forces on a “day of rage” over Israeli control of Islam’s third-holiest site. Israel’s army said a family of three Israeli settlers were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf on Friday.

The army said in a statement that the four victims were Israeli civilians and that the assailant was also shot. It was not known whether he was alive.

The deaths came as thousands of Palestinians clashed with police after peaceful prayers around the Old City. Many had refused to enter the Noble Sanctuary and the al-Aqsa mosque in protest of new Israeli security checkpoints at two key entrances.

The sanctuary has for a week been subjected to increased security measures, including metal detectors, that many in Palestine see as an attempt to gain control of the site.

Jul 22 08:47

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JULY 22, 2017]

Jul 22 08:36

Are The Ten Commandments Based On The Forty-Two Principles Of Ma’at That Appeared 2,000 Years Earlier?

According to Biblical scholars, the Ten Commandments were written by God upon two tablets of stone and then given to Moses on mount Sinai. This event is supposed to have happened around the 13th or 14th century BC.

What is interesting is that the Ten Commandments are very similar to the 42 Principles of Ma’at that appeared at least 2,000 earlier. There is reason to seriously consider at least 8 of the Christian Ten Commandments were based on Ma’at (or Maat), an ancient ethical and moral principle that every Egyptian citizen was expected to follow throughout their daily lives.

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In ancient times, there was no such concept as intellectual property rights and creators of books often copied from other sources. The Bible is cobbled together from numerous earlier works, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh. If one agrees with Sigmund Freud's theory that Moses is based on the monotheistic Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), then it makes a great deal of sense that much ancient Egyptian belief would have wound up in the Old Testament.

Jul 22 08:25

Putin blames Catholic Church for misrepresenting Russian history

Russia has often been presented in the West as a barbaric country, in the tradition of the Mongol hordes. This is especially true of the Middle Ages – despite the fact numerous European monarchs engaged in family feuds for the throne, as well as commit murders and decapitations. In this outtake, Putin questions the ‘terribleness’ of Ivan the Terrible, but is careful not to paint him as a saint. He questions the validity of the legends about the Czar, pointing to the source, in all probability – the Catholic Pope’s Ambassador. In the same tradition, he says, Russia today is facing slander on behalf of the Western world, for the very practical reason that it is a capable competitor to the Western hegemony.

Jul 19 18:49

Model arrested by Saudi Arabian religious police after being filmed wearing miniskirt and crop-top in public

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who posted video of herself in a mini-skirt and crop-top.
The woman, reportedly a model called Khulood, enraged the country's religious police after posting the clip on Snapchat of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir in the ultra-conservative province of Najd.

Jul 19 08:27

At least 500 Boys Raped in the Regensburg Domspatzen Catholic Boys Choir

A total of 547 young boys from the famous Regensburger Domspatzen (“cathedral sparrows”) choir were subjected to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of priests and teachers, according to the attorney tasked with investigating the alleged abuse.

Jul 18 13:26

Turin Shroud Is Stained With The Blood Of A Torture Victim

New research claims the Shroud of Turin is stained with the blood of a torture victim, supporting the theory that it was used to bury Jesus.

The Shroud of Turin in a linen cloth, three meters in length, that bears an image of a man some believe to be Jesus Christ. The cloth is thought by many to have been used to wrap Christ’s body after his crucifixion.

Jul 17 10:48

Man Reportedly Tries To Pull Off Woman's Hijab In UK Subway

A man tried to pull off a Muslim woman’s hijab as she was waiting for the train and spat at her friend’s face at the subway in the British capital London, says the victim.

Aniso Abdulkadir reported the suspected hate crime on Twitter on Sunday, triggering an investigation into the matter.

Jul 16 19:23

Is this WHY CNN is fake news?

Jul 16 08:45

Babies that died in Tuam horror home were thrown out 'like garbage' says survivor

Infants and children that died in the Tuam Mother and Baby horror home were thrown out “like garbage”, a survivor of the institution told the Irish Mirror.

JP Rodgers was born in the home in 1947 and at just one years old he was separated from his mother Bridie, who was sent to the Magdalene Laundry in Galway city.

He said : “There were hundreds of children at the home. To my eyes as a little child, it was like a rabid colony.

Jul 16 08:44

McAleese inquiry told of Tuam mother and baby home deaths in 2012

The information was sent by Prof Jim Smith of Boston College and the Justice for Magdalenes Research group to the chairperson of the inquiry, then Senator Martin McAleese on 21 February 2012 — more than two years before the Tuam babies story made global headlines.

Prof Smith was submitting archival evidence demonstrating that the Department of Health always knew that mothers of children in the Tuam Home were recorded as “In the Magdalen”.

In the letter, Prof Smith informed Senator McAleese of a circular he had discovered relating to a 1948 Government survey which recorded the number of ‘illegitimate’ children who were born and died in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes for the year ending March 31, 1947. All Public Assistance Authorities were asked to respond to the circular.

Jul 15 08:34

‘Pope’s Hospital’ officials used $481k charity cash to renovate cardinal’s home – Vatican

The Vatican has charged two former officials of a children's hospital with using $481,000 of fundraising cash to renovate a cardinal's apartment. One of the men has admitted to the act, but says it was done as an investment for the hospital's foundation.

Jul 14 14:45

A Question Of Accountability: Cardinal Pell, The Vatican And Child Abuse

The Catholic Church, much in the manner of a modern corporation, is a sprawling edifice of operations and functions.  To hold part of it accountable for abuses – against human, bank account, or country – has presented a formidable legal obstacle.

Jul 14 03:32

Minnesota woman is last who can tell of Nazi concentration camp horrors

The sense of urgency to the cause has also added life to Meisel's story, which is still capable of surprising even her family – like her instant recognition of a guard who leered at her and other female prisoners each day as they undressed, before beating them.
Last month, the Germans focused on Meisel's memory of life inside Stutthof alongside her mother and older sister. It meant revisiting painful memories: a guard tearing out her hair to put on a child's doll, the sight of her mother entering the gas chamber, and the agony of her fingernails pried off by the camp commandant who kept his lush greenhouse in view of the doomed.
Note: More holocau$t, more lies, more liars!

Jul 12 07:38

Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free

Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free.

Jul 12 06:35

Report confirms government hostility to Christianity spiked under Obama

When Obama was elected POTUS, he promised to “fundamentally transform” America.

And transform he sure did — to the worse.

Jul 11 14:23

Muslim Radio Station Suspended For Broadcasting 25 Hours Of ‘Al-Qaeda Speeches’

A British radio station has been suspended after it broadcast more than 25 hours of lectures by a suspected Al-Qaeda recruiter during Ramadan that called for “holy war” and “encouraged violence.”

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has temporarily revoked the license of Sheffield-based Iman FM for playing lectures by radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a hate preacher who was killed by a US drone strike in 2011.

Jul 11 10:18

Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

I never thought I would live to see the day a Governor declares an emergency over lack of weed. They must have elected one of the Freak Brothers as governor. I like this guy!

Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules that could ease the shortage of marijuana, according to Fox 13 Now.

Jul 11 08:05

George Pell's court case: Some background

Since he moved from Australia to Rome in 2014 for a senior role in the Vatican, Cardinal George Pell has been reluctant to re-visit Australia. When he was asked to appear at Australia's national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, he preferred to appear from Rome only by video-link. In 2015 he said health problems were preventing him from travelling to Australia. Now, in mid-2017, Victoria Police have charged him with "multiple" sexual offences allegedly committed by Pell some years ago in the state of Victoria, involving "multiple" complainants. Therefore, Pell has been granted leave from the Vatican by Pope Francis, while Pell and his lawyers fight the criminal charges in Australia. This Broken Rites article gives some background about Pell's travels in the years 2014 to 2017, based on our research into the public hearings of the Royal Commission.

Jul 11 07:59

Prominent Canadian rabbi says he has been ‘blacklisted’ by Israel

It’s a question, in the end, about identity, about who does and does not belong and, crucially, who gets to decide.

Adam Scheier, one of Canada’s most prominent rabbis, discovered recently that he had been, in his own words, “blacklisted.”

Scheier, the head of the Shaar Hashomayim Congregation in Montreal, was one of 160 rabbis from around the world whose names appeared on what is something like a banned list produced by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.

Jul 10 09:30

MEDIA SILENT AS US ALLY SAUDI ARABIA MASSACRES ITS OWN PEOPLE

For the past 60 days, Saudi Arabia imposed a devastating siege on the Shiite town of Awamiya. And of course, mainstream western media remains silent.

These photos aren’t from Yemen, they’re from the Saudi Arabian eastern town of Awamiya. Where Saudi forces are waging war against an oppressed shia minority. Saudi Arabia adheres to the extreme fundamentalist and intolerant sect of Wahhabism. Making it the country’s religious majority. This ideology is also enforced through state tactics. Which make it illegal to publicly carry out any religious practice or teaching that conflicts with Wahhabism. Even other Muslims (especially Shiites) are considered infidels by the Saudi government. And thus, all religious minorities in Saudi Arabia remain an extremely oppressed group; often lacking the same health care, public services, and wages granted to their Wahhabi counterparts; if not facing death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the Saudi monarchy has just become President Trump's "newest best friends"?!?

Folks, looking at the way the House of Saud and its government treats its citizens for religious differences, this is more than a little scary here!!

Jul 10 09:23

European Muslim Imams Begin Peace Tour to Terrorism-Hit Cities

Muslim imams are marching and praying against terrorism in Europe, condemning extremism committed in the name of religion.

Bringing a message of peace, some 60 Muslim imams based in several countries in Europe have embarked on a bus tour throughout the continent, visiting cities that have been affected by terrorist attacks.

In condemning extremist violence and armed religious fundamentalism, the imams seek to share their message of a peaceful Islam, according to Deutsche Welle.

The bus tour, called the "March of Muslims against Terrorism" commenced in Paris on Saturday with prayers at a site on the Champs-Elysees where a policeman was killed earlier this year by an Islamist militant.

Seeking to change the hearts and minds of young Muslim men and women in Europe who may be headed along a path of violence, the imams are condemning the use of religious beliefs to justify violent actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without knowing them, I think I already like these guys, and what they are trying to accomplish! :-)

Jul 10 08:58

ANALYSIS ~~ IS MUSLIM UNITY POSSIBLE?

In the final analysis, Muslims will have to choose between the abyss of sectarianism on the one hand, or the salvation that could only come from following the truly universal Islam based on love, mercy, tolerance and commitment to truth and justice.

Jul 10 08:27

Genetically Modified Bread Given Green Light by Vatican

By Julian Rose

In what will surely to be considered a highly controversial statement, Vatican cardinal Robert Sarah has stated that Catholic priests can use genetically modified bread during the Eucharist – but not ‘gluten-free’ bread.

In an article in the Guardian online Sarah is quoted as saying that guidance was needed now that Eucharist bread can be found in supermarkets and even over the Internet...

Jul 10 06:51

MERKEL MIGRANT BLOWBACK BEGINS: CHECHEN SHARIA POLICE TERRORIZE BERLIN

A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in Germany. German authorities appear unable to stop them.

Jul 08 11:18

Pope Francis slams Donald Trump’s ‘dangerous’ G20 alliance with Vladimir Putin

POPE Francis has hit out against the potential of a “very dangerous alliance” at the G20 summit among world powers including the United States and Russia.

Jul 08 10:12

US, Israel Furious Over UN Hebron Heritage Designation

Both the US and Israel are reacting with outrage today and threatening to defund UNESCO, following the international body’s recognition that the Tomb of Patriarchs, in Israeli-occupied Hebron, is a World Heritage site, and one that is considered “in danger.”

The Tomb of Patriarchs, also the Ibrahimi Mosque, is believed to be the burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is considered the second holiest site in Judaism, and the fourth holiest in Islam. The UNESCO ruling noted the repeated vandalism and property damage in the area, related to settlements.

The US is mostly outraged because Israel is outraged, with Ambassador Nikki Haley describing the recognition of the mosque as Islamic as “an affront to history” and suggesting that the US might totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, to what are you alluding when you make the statement that this designation of the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a world heritage site might cause the US to "totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process"?!?

Because there is no peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; what is happening here is simply brisk Israeli annexations of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israel which wind up as Jewish-only settlements.

And this is the real "affront" not only to Palestinian history, but also the future of the Palestinian people!!

Jul 08 08:58

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JULY 8, 2017]

Jul 06 08:07

Israeli Rabbi Asks West Bank Settlers to Poison Palestinian Water

Israeli Jewish Rabbi Shlomo Mlma asked on Sunday Israeli Jewish settlers to poison Palestinian water resources in order to kill them.

Mlma, the chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, asked the settlers to do so in order to cleanse the Palestinians from the West Bank cities and villages.

According to Israeli anti-occupation organisation “Breaking the Silence,” the rabbi wanted the Israeli Jewish settlers to push the Palestinians to leave their villages and pave the way for settlers to take over their lands.

Dozens of similar orders were made by rabbis that called for killing Palestinians, robbing their lands and farmlands and destroying their property.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement building on the land to be illegal.

Jul 05 08:41

Pope ‘infuriated’ after cops raid drug-fueled ‘gay orgy’ at Vatican priest’s apartment: report

Il Fatto Quotidiano reports that Pope Francis was “infuriated” by news of the alleged orgy, and the publication suggested that the scandal may force Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio into retirement.

Jul 05 08:36

Co-founder of Berlin’s ‘liberal mosque’ under 24-hour protection after multiple death threats

A co-founder of Berlin’s first ‘liberal mosque’, which has allowed both men and women, including members of the LGBT community, to pray together since opening last month, has been placed under 24-hour protection after receiving hundreds of death threats.

Jul 05 08:12

Vatican police 'break up gay orgy at home of secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers'

Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis's key advisers, it has been reported.

The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse.

Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is allegedly the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.

Jul 05 07:59

Jewish Extremist Convicted for Burning Down Church in Holy Land

On Monday, an Israeli court has convicted an Israeli Jewish extremist for the 2015 arson in the Holy Land.

Nazareth District Court convicted 22-year-old Jewish extremist Yinon Reuveni for carrying the attack against a church in Tabgha in northern occupied Palestine.

The Church of the Multiplication of the “Loaves and Fish,” is where Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 followers in the hillside on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, as detailed in the New Testament of the bread and fish to his followers.

Jul 03 08:11

Black student forced to share valedictorian status with white student, sues school over it

A black Mississippi high school graduate sued her school district this week after being forced to share valedictorian status with a white student who allegedly had a lower GPA.
Jasmine Shephard, a 2016 graduate of Cleveland High School, filed the lawsuit against her Mississippi school district, The Washington Post reported.

Jul 03 02:37

Just Like Our Founders 241 Years Ago, We Need To Unashamedly Declare That Our Rights Come To Us From God

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?  If you were to ask average people on the street this question, many of them would mumble something about “independence”, but the truth is that most Americans would not be able to tell you clearly why it is a holiday. 

Jul 01 08:52

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JULY 1, 2017]

Jun 30 07:34

VATICAN INVESTIGATES CATHOLIC GROUP AFTER EXORCISM CLAIM THAT FRANCIS IS DEVIL'S MAN

The leader of a Brazilian traditionalist movement that was praised in the past two pontificates has resigned, and a video has subsequently emerged of the leader relaying bizarre claims by one of his priests regarding Pope Francis. Mgr João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, the founder and now ex-leader of the Heralds of the Gospel, can be seen in the video saying that the devil had told the Heralds priest that Francis was “my man”. Satan said Francis is “stupid” and does “everything I want”, Clá Dias says.

But speaking to The Tablet, Fr Angel Veiga, a Rome-based leader of the order, said the video has been “taken out of context”, and what was said in it does not equate to the position of the Heralds. They were simply relaying Satan’s message.

Jun 29 18:39

America under the Talmud

Great online translation of the Talmud, written by Christians and Rabbi's. ADL compatible. No anti-semitism in sight. No beating about the bush. Warning: prepare for a shock or two, no sarcasm.

Jun 29 14:13

Kentucky Governor Approves Bible Study In Public Schools

A bill signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will bring the Bible front and center in the state’s public schools. Students will soon be able to learn about Jesus Christ, walking a fine line constitutionally, as the ACLU watches on.

Jun 29 11:24

Pope’s finance minister charged with child sex abuse offences, police confirm

Cardinal George Pell, 76 has been under investigation in his homeland since last year following allegations of sexual abuse.

Police sources confirmed the charges relate to “historical” allegations made by more than one person.

Victoria police’s deputy commissioner Shane Patton said: “Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges and there are multiple complainants.”

Jun 29 08:45

VATICAN'S FINANCE CHIEF, CARDINAL PELL, CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE SEX ASSAULTS

The Vatican's finance chief, Australia's highest ranking Roman Catholic and one of Pope Francis' most senior advisors, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with multiple sex offenses by Australian police in the latest blow to the Vatican’s attempts to put decades of child sex abuse scandals behind it.

"Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offenses," Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane Patton said, following a police investigation that followed the same processes and procedures applied in other sex abuse cases.

Cardinal Pell has been summoned to appear in court in Melbourne on July 18 to face the charges, which relate to complaints made by more than one person, according to the FT. To attend the hearing the 76-year-old would have to return to Australia from Rome, where he has been tasked by the Pope with cleaning up the Vatican’s finances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is an institutional mental illness in the Catholic Church, which leads to this kind of sick behaviour in its priests, who somehow believe that the cover of their robes gives them carte blanche to indulge in this without repercussions.

Thank heaven that in the 21st century, this is no longer the case.

Jun 29 06:58

Reflections on the History of the Jewish Hoax

... For many centuries Jews have engaged in the construction of false narratives that act to reinforce in-group identity while simultaneously disarming or disinhibiting out groups. The most powerful of these narratives can be grouped under the broad heading of the 'victimhood narrative.' ... For these and lesser reasons, Jewish culture has come to master the art of the victimhood narrative, and one often finds it remarked that the entire history of Jews is a history of constant suffering - the "lachrymose history of the Jews." ... Ultimately, the key to bringing down the phenomenon of the Jewish hoax will not lie in the exposure of single incidents or historical events, but in the conclusive elimination of the narrative of Jewish victimhood. Jews are a powerful, protected, and very privileged elite - and they always have been.

Jun 28 19:43

An Egyptian commentator gives an impassioned plea to his fellow Muslims (67 Pics)

An Egyptian commentator gives an impassioned plea to his fellow Muslims (67 Pics)

Jun 27 14:54

Former Archbishop Resigns Over Church ‘Collusion’ In Sex Abuse

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has resigned from his last remaining formal role in the church after a report found he “colluded” with a disgraced pedophile bishop to prevent him from facing criminal charges.

Jun 27 10:30

'Unprecedented' Amount of Child Porn Discovered in the Vatican

As the Catholic Church battles to stem their continuing exposure of clerical pedophilia, detectives have uncovered an "unprecedented" amount of child pornography including images, videos and other explicit content discovered within the walls of the Vatican.The Vatican Promotor of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, released a report in response to the allegations which he read in full to Catholic Church officials during a judicial ceremony.Due to the Catholic Church's internal investigations protocol, Milano claims he is under no legal obligation to actually name names of people accused of pedophilia and possessing child pornography.

Jun 27 07:53

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey resigns from Church of England role after ‘damning inquiry’ found he helped protect a paedophile bishop

Lord Carey quit his Church of England role yesterday after a damning inquiry found he colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury resigned as honorary Assistant Bishop of Oxford after he was accused of helping to ‘deliberately conceal’ evidence which helped Peter Ball escape prosecution for 22 years.

Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester and a friend of Prince Charles, was finally jailed for 32 months in October 2015 after admitting sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s.

Jun 26 19:37

A Man That Died And Walked Arm-In-Arm With Jesus In Heaven Is Now Telling His Remarkable Story

There really are people that have experienced what is on the other side of death, and some of them have actually had personal encounters with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jun 26 08:54

EID AL-FITRE MUBARAK

The Glorious Holy Month of Ramadan will be coming to an end tonight at sundown … ushering in the wonderful feast days of Eid-al-Fitr. A time for joyous celebrations with families, a time to feel completely renewed and refreshed.
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That’s how it’s spelled out in the books…
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Unfortunately in Palestine the book is written differently… families are divided, family members are denied entry to join in the celebrations, families are mourning their loved ones killed by Israeli forces.
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It’s time for all to celebrate! It’s time for all families to be together!
Damn those that won’t let this be!!

Jun 26 08:53

Senior Israeli Rabbi Calls for the Mass Execution of Palestinians

Senior Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu believes the Israeli army should stop arresting Palestinians and execute them instead.

“It must execute them and leave no one alive,” Eliyahu wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday, according to Defend Democracy Press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remind me again which is the religion of hate and violence?

Jun 26 07:33

Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Refuse All Financial Aid to Churches

The U.S. Supreme Court reduced the wall of separation between church and state Monday in one of the most important rulings on religious rights in decades.

The decision could doom provisions in 39 states that prohibit spending tax dollars to support churches. The states defended the limits as necessary to keep the government from meddling in religious affairs.

Jun 25 05:35

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

TURKEY will stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

Critics say President Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party are undermining modern Turkey’s secular foundations by pushing a conservative agenda, including tighter regulation of alcohol and other restrictions, since coming to power in 2002.

A chapter entitled Beginning of Life and Evolution will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in schools and the material will be available only to students who go on to university studies from age 18 or 19, Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board said in an online address this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American comedian Ron White has a one-liner which absolutely applies here: "You can't fix stupid."

And this ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid move has obviously been done to dumb down Turkish high school students by people who utterly do not understand the incontrovertible science of evolution.

Jun 24 08:14

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JUNE 24, 2017]

Jun 24 06:26

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BULLIED BY LIBERALS THEN CAVES IN AND REMOVES "OFFENSIVE" GOSPEL

A publicly funded Christian school in Alberta, Canada is under attack for — imagine this — teaching what the Bible says. Although the Battle River School Division has an agreement with the Cornerstone Christian Academy, pledging not to pry into the “‘essential nature’ of the school’s programming,” it has done exactly that.

Jun 23 14:40

Palestine: another desperate cry for help

As Palestinian Christians warn that they are “on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, Stuart Littlewood calls for a national campaign to visit all UK churches and shame them by asking what links they have with the Holy Land.>>

Jun 22 09:56

Church ‘colluded’ with bishop to conceal his ‘sadistic’ sex crimes – report

Senior figures in the Church of England (CoE) have been found guilty of “colluding” with a former bishop jailed for a string of sexual offenses on young men and teenagers over a period of two decades.

Former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester Peter Ball was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 after admitting to sexually abusing 18 people aged 17-25 while in service.

Ball, described as a “sadistic sexual predator” by his victims, even admitted to abusing a 12-year-old. He was released in February after his sentence was shortened to 16 months.

Jun 21 08:54

College professor to blacks, other minorities: Let white people ‘f***ing die’

Less than one week after a gunman opened fire on more than a dozen Republican members of Congress on a Virginia baseball field, a Connecticut college professor said that first responders to the shooting should have “let them die” because they are white.

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