Homosexual Sin and the Christian Approach


Word- Lamp to Feet & Light to Path

John R. Houk

© November 3, 2014

 

Homosexuality – Homosexuality – Homosexuality

 

Using or seeing anything to do with that word involving the alternate lifestyle promoting homosexuality typically strikes like a one-two-BOOM punch. Before my Born Again experience in the late 1970s I had no problem with homosexuals. I even had some friends that were gay. I was so accepting of the gay lifestyle in fact I had a gay dude enter the beginnings of propositioning me. Even before being a Christian I remember the feelings of revulsion as I looked at the gay person straight in the eyes and said rather loudly, “NO! STOP!”

 

I didn’t care how a homosexual lived as long as I was not connected AT ALL to that lifestyle. Back on those heathen days I only had the lofty ambitions of partying with boozing and bonging. In my perception of acceptance or rejection the standards of affinity had nothing to do with gender, race, religious affiliation, atheism, political persuasion and so on. In those days acceptance or rejection was based on the camaraderie of the small group of buddies having a carefree intoxicating and/or stoning good old time.

 

Thank God I was delivered from that self-destructive life. I am convinced today I would have ended up a jail bird either for using pot, selling it or get caught associating with nefarious drug dealers. After being Born Again I became a student of the Bible eventually even attending and graduating from a Bible school after my college days.

 

These days I have become fairly intolerant of the homosexual lifestyle. As far homosexual individuals my attitude has been don’t confront me and I won’t confront you. The thing is though I tend to get my ire up when I read or see a homosexual activist justify their lifestyle at the heinous expense of Christianity.

 

It is at this point I write a blog post castigating any homosexual lifestyle self-justification and it is also the time that Leftists and homosexual activists come out of the woodwork like cockroaches to infect Christian Truth with distortions, lies, deception and almost always followed with the intended epithet of ‘homophobe’.

 

Then there is the situation among well-meaning homosexuals that have become disillusioned with the near pornographic promiscuous homosexual permissiveness. There are (rough speculation) two kinds of disillusioned homosexuals. There is off course the activist homosexual that desires to handle gay promiscuousness in the same way that moral-minded heterosexuals handle heterosexuals handle promiscuity; i.e. with condemnation as not good for society. The other disillusioned homosexual is kind that can’t get over the programming that the physical desire for the same-sex is very normal yet desires to commit to seeking God Almighty in a committed spiritual relationship.

 

I still have no problem being critical of the monogamous gay activist that is still Leftist in the desire to transform society that is anti-Christian in its vision for transformation. These Christian bashing homosexuals will go out of there way with anti-Christian venom.

 

I do have difficulty addressing homosexuals that desire a Christian lifestyle while simultaneously maintain a homosexual lifestyle by justifying the monogamy of homosexual relationship.

 

As a Christian I must choose very carefully on how to deliver a condemnation of homosexuality while knowing the same homosexual person desires a relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ. The Gay-Christian typically acts like an apologist by claiming the Biblical condemnation of homosexuality are thousands of years of misinterpretation of the true meaning of Scriptures. The Gay-Christian cherry-picking the Bible is often joined by Progressive Christian (another view) theologians that cast doubts at least to some degree on the efficacy of the Divinity of the Word of God in the Bible.  

 

That being said there are an awakening amount of people who have abandoned the homosexual lifestyle because they have come to understand what Savior means in the Redemption of Christ. Christ has Delivered those who believe in Him from the snares that exist because the first man Adam sold out to Satan by disobeying the Creator.

 

What value is there in telling a Christian that he/she has been propagandized by Progressive Christianity that sin is relative to the acceptance of present society? I see no up-side with confrontation when the love of God is always the first path of delivering the Good News of Jesus Christ. Christians must depend on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to show us how to wipe away the darkness of any seeker of Christ. If the darkness is too heavy for a Christian to discern the Holy Spirit path then find somebody who does discern in love. If the darkness has a person in the grip of homosexuality so badly that one refuses to forsake that sin (or any sin for that matter – sin can be addictive) then some form of confrontation will be necessary. Stand firm in the Truth of the Word of God even if a point is reached to shun the recalcitrant person or persons.

 

Take note the way of Christ is not to punish sin with brutality such as hand amputation, whipping, stoning or some such insane act of violence. The way of Christ is to given a sinner a chance of repentance even if it is the last moment before the human spirit separates from the body in physical death:

 

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

 

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. (Matthew 18: 21-22 NKJV)

 

God has designed Divine retribution to be distributed by Himself and in this life God has designed civil governments to govern humanity until Christ Returns to establish His Kingdom on earth.

 

 1Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. (Romans 13: 1-7 NKJV)

 

Take note as long as government is a force to deter evil submit to the governing authorities. The implication is when government ceases to enforce the common good in favor of the evils despotic rule then submitting to that government is not commanded by God.

 

Either way vigilante justice when a just government is ordained is never a good thing. Harming homosexuals because the lifestyle is an abomination in the sight of God is not any single persons call. The right call is to live in peace with all humanity until evil men beginning to force good men to experience evil.

 

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore

 

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
[b]

 

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12: 17-21 NKJV)

 

Now the thing that inspired me to think on all this is a Charisma News alert I received. A former homosexual Michael L. Brown wrote an article on the penchant of Gay Christians to redefine Scripture through the filter of homosexuality rather than the Divine origin of Scripture. I found it striking that Mr. Brown began his article in an inoffensive manner as possible for homosexuals especially those that desire Christ in their life. As you read on you will an awesome defense for God’s Word.

 

JRH 11/3/14

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What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

 

By MICHAEL L. BROWN

10/31/14 11:00AM EDT

Charisma News

 

One night I was reading the stories of people who had left the church because they thought God hated them simply because they were attracted to the same sex. I was so overcome with emotion that I put the book down, got alone in another room, fell to my knees and wept. The pain of these men and women for whom Jesus died was palpable and heartbreaking.

 

Could it be that we have been misinterpreting Scripture when it comes to their salvation? Could it be that there is some new understanding of the Bible that would allow us to affirm committed, same-sex relationships?

 

If not, does that mean that we tell a 15 year-old girl who identifies as lesbian, “If you want to follow Jesus, you’ll have to be celibate for the rest of your life, never enjoying the companionship of a spouse and abstaining from sex for life”? Do we tell her, “If you do want to be married, you’ll have to find a way to be attracted to men”? Is that the good news of the gospel?

 

A spate of books, videos, articles and blogs would tell us that, indeed, that is not the gospel and that the good news of Jesus is that you can follow Him and enjoy a committed, homosexual relationship too. And some of the authors of these books, videos, articles and blogs claim to be committed Christians themselves.

 

How do we sort this out?

 

It’s really not that difficult. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Ps. 119:105). It is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb. 4:12-13).

 

If we will humble ourselves before the Lord, keeping our focus on Jesus and asking the Father to give us His heart for those who identify as LGBT, letting the unequivocal testimony of Scripture guide us, we will find clarity.

 

So what does the Word of God say about homosexual practice?

 

Here are five simple truths that will help separate truth from error and biblical revelation from emotion. (For those wanting a more in-depth treatment, please see my newest book, Can You Be Gay and Christian?)

 

1) The testimony of Scripture remains unchanged: The Bible forbids homosexual practice.

 

It’s clear that the vast majority of those who have changed their views on what the Bible says about homosexuality and now believe in “gay Christianity” have done so based on either their own same-sex desires and attractions or their interaction with “gay Christians” (or with any gay or lesbian person who challenges their assumptions).

 

In other words, they have not changed their thinking based on study of the Scriptures alone, since no new textual, archeological, sociological, anthropological or philological discoveries have been made in the last 50 years that would cause us to read any of these biblical texts differently.

 

Put another way, it is not that we have gained some new insights into what the biblical text means based on the study of the Hebrew and Greek texts. Instead, people’s interaction with the LGBT community has caused them to understand the biblical text differently. This means that, rather than interpreting their sexuality through the lens of the Scriptures, they are interpreting the Scriptures through the lens of their sexuality. This is a guaranteed path to deception.

 

The Word of God, which represents His heart and will for His creation, is absolutely clear on the subject, prohibiting all forms of homosexual practice. This is so clear that a number of leading gay and lesbian theologians acknowledge that they can only justify “gay Christianity” by rejecting the full authority of Scripture.

 

2) The Bible is a heterosexual book.

 

Gay theologians often make reference to the so-called “clobber passages” in the Scriptures, by which they mean the main verses the church has used to clobber them over the head with the Bible.

 

They raise two main arguments against the use of these verses.

 

First, they claim that the verses have been mistranslated, misinterpreted or misused and so, in reality, these Scriptures do not prohibit monogamous, committed, homosexual relationships. Yet they cannot offer any new evidence to back this claim, since none exists.

 

Second, and perhaps more importantly, they point out that out of more than 31,000 verses in the Bible, there are between six and eight “clobber passages” consisting of a total of less than 25 verses.

 

How important can it actually be? And why does the church make such a big deal about something that God’s Word hardly addresses? Isn’t this evidence of homophobic attitudes in the church rather than a careful representation of God’s heart as expressed in His Word?

 

My friend Larry Tomzcak, an author and cultural commentator, offers a helpful illustration that puts the so-called “clobber passages” in a larger context.

 

Let’s say you buy a new cookbook featuring healthy dessert recipes, none of which use sugar. In the introduction to the book, the author explains her reasons for avoiding sugar products, telling you that you will find sumptuous, sweet dessert recipes, but all without sugar. And so, throughout the rest of the book, the word sugar is not found a single time.

 

Would it be right to conclude that avoiding sugar was not important to the author? To the contrary, it was so important that every single recipe in the book makes no mention of sugar.

 

It is exactly the same when it comes to the Bible and homosexuality.

 

There are a few, very strong, very clear, references to homosexual practice—every one of them decidedly negative—and then not a single reference to homosexual practice throughout the rest of the Bible. It is not part of God’s “recipe” for humanity.

 

Throughout the Word, the only relationships that were acceptable in God’s sight or considered normal for society were heterosexual relationships, and so homosexual practice was either irrelevant (because it had nothing to do with the God-ordained relationships of marriage and family and society) or, if mentioned, explicitly condemned.

 

To give just one example out of hundreds, when a gay couple reads the Word and they come to Paul’s words in Ephesians 5:22, 25, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. … Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” they cannot possibly relate to those words the way a heterosexual couple relates to them, since they do not have a true husband-wife relationship.

 

Yet those are the only kinds of romantic and sexual relationships that God speaks of, and that is the only kind of marriage He recognizes or blesses: a man and woman coming together in a lifetime commitment before Him.

 

3) Gender complementarity is of foundational importance.

 

Despite recent attempts to downplay this truth, male-female complementarity is part of God’s foundational design.

 

As we see in Genesis 1-2, it is out of Adam that God forms Eve, the two of them uniquely complementing each other, to the point that when Adam sees his helper and counterpart, he exclaims, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman [Hebrew ‘ishah], because she was taken out of Man [‘ish]” (Gen. 2:23).

 

As Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham notes, “In ecstasy man bursts into poetry on meeting his perfect helpmeet.”

 

And this is what we cannot miss: It is because the woman was taken out of the man that the very next verse says this: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).

 

Genesis is teaching us that because the woman was taken out of the man, the two are now joined back together as one in marital union, each one uniquely complementing the other. And notice: There’s not a word here yet about reproduction or procreation, simply about union (even if procreation is the presupposed outcome).

 

Only a man and a woman can be joined (rejoined!) together in this way.

 

A man plus a man or a woman plus a woman cannot possibly share the same union as a man and a woman, since they do not share the essential of fundamental sameness and difference.

 

To rephrase the famous axiom of John Gray, namely, that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, Mars + Mars or Venus + Venus cannot ever equal Mars + Venus.

 

And in the words of a man who lived as a homosexual all his life (he’s now past 70) but has recently found the Lord, “Even an atheist can understand the lack of anatomical complementarity and therefore biological purpose in male-to-male or female-to-female sexuality.”

 

4) Jesus knew exactly what was inside people, including their “sexual orientation.”

 

We are told today that biblical authors did not understand sexual orientation and that they had no concept of committed, long-term same-sex relationships. What the biblical authors rejected, we are told, was man-boy relationships, or male prostitution, or homosexual promiscuity.

 

All these sinful practices were certainly rejected, but biblical authors like Paul were certainly aware of long-term, male-male relationships.

 

More importantly, Hebrews 4:13 states that “no creature is hidden from [God’s] sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” And it is this God who inspired the writers of the Scriptures. Are gay theologians willing to say that the Lord Himself didn’t understand modern-day, still-evolving concepts like “sexual orientation”?

 

And are they willing to say that the Lord Jesus, who literally looked into the hearts and souls of human beings—John 2:25 says that He knew what was in man—didn’t understand that certain people were “gay”? We’re not talking about the writers of Scripture understanding modern science. We’re talking about them—including Jesus Himself—understanding human nature.

 

To everyone who professes to be a gay Christian, I ask you to get alone with God and ask yourself, “Did God create and design me to be with the same-sex or the opposite sex?”

 

5) The gospel brings good news to homosexual men and women.

 

Gay theologians tell us that the traditional gospel message is a “bad tree,” bringing forth the bad fruit of depression, apostasy and even suicide among gay men and women.

 

To the contrary, the message of the gospel brings forgiveness, freedom, hope and deliverance, as countless thousands of ex-gays can attest, by which I mean followers of Jesus who no longer practice homosexuality. Some of them have even become heterosexual, but even those who have not found a change in their sexual desires have found wholeness and satisfaction in the Lord.

 

In the words of Sam Allberry, a British pastor who is still same-sex attracted but is living a celibate, holy life: “Every Christian is called to costly sacrifice. Denying yourself does not mean tweaking your behavior here and there. It is saying ‘No’ to your deepest sense of who you are, for the sake of Christ. To take up a cross is to declare your life (as you have known it) forfeit. It is laying down your life for the very reason that your life, it turns out, is not yours at all. It belongs to Jesus. He made it. And through His death he has bought it.”

 

Allberry is frequently asked, “But isn’t it harder for someone who is gay?”

 

His answer is clear: “The gospel demands everything of all of us. If someone thinks the gospel has somehow slotted into their life quite easily, without causing any major adjustments to their lifestyle or aspirations, it is likely that they have not really started following Jesus at all. And just as the cost is the same for all of us, so too are the blessings.” (For more from Allberry, read Is God Anti-Gay?)

 

To every reader who is same-sex attracted, I encourage you not to define yourself by your desires but to put all your effort into knowing the Lord and finding intimacy with Him one day at a time, not rewriting the Bible to suit your sexual attractions but casting yourself on God’s goodness and mercy. You will find Him to be absolutely trustworthy, totally understanding and more than enough to meet your every need.

 

Let us, then, not waver in our biblical stance, knowing that is the truth that sets people free (John 8:31-32). 

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Homosexual Sin and the Christian Approach

John R. Houk

© November 3, 2014

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What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

 

Michael L. Brown is author of Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality and host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire on the Salem Radio Network. He is also president of FIRE School of Ministry and director of the Coalition of Conscience. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or at @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.


Watch Michael Brown debate Matthew Vines on what the Bible says about being gay and Christian at gaychristian.charismamag.com

 

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Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Michael Bloomberg #StopQatarNow


On my NCCR blog a commenter sent a link totally unrelated to my blog post on Asia Bibi; nonetheless the commenter – futuret – has found such a relevant post originally found on The Counter Jihad Report that it is worth a cross post.

 

Counter Jihad’s post is actually from former Representative and retired Lt. Col. Allen West. West is exposing Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of NYC – a Leftist billionaire – for being very supportive with the Radical Muslim Emirate of Qatar on the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. This is something Americans should be aware of. It exposes the Left’s idiotic support for Radical Islam and Islam’s nefarious agenda to spread that religion of evil by hook or by crook across the globe.

 

Qatar Awareness Campaign logo

 

Actually six other Counterjihad writers and proponents also signed this open letter including the staff of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. Allen West – in my opinion – is the biggest mover and shaker of the signatories. The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is derived from the Stop Qatar Now website in which there is a lot of info on the nefariousness of Qatar.

 

JRH 10/29/14

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Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Michael Bloomberg #StopQatarNow

 

Signed by: Allen B. West; Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.; Pamela Geller; Walid Shoebat; Charles Ortel; Paul E Vallely; Robert Spencer & the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition

 

Posted: October 29, 2014

The Counter Jihad Report

 

Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022

 

Dear Mr. Bloomberg:

 

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of the State of Qatar, whose government you and your philanthropies are connected to and work with. Qatar is a state sponsor of terror, providing funds to Fatah and Hamas, and the host country of the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

The crisis with Israel is a direct result of Qatar’s/the Muslim Brotherhood’s relationship with the Obama administration, and, in general, Washington D.C. Just yesterday, it was reported that a senior Obama official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit.” In August, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to force Israel to accept Qatari-negotiated “peace” terms with Hamas. What loaded dice.

 

You and Bloomberg Philanthropies have donated millions to Qatar-connected education and financial endeavors. These include Common Core, Connect All Schools, banking interests in Qatar and other Islamic countries that actively finance global terror, think tanks and social referendums having to do with anti-smoking, as well as global warming initiatives that adhere to Qatar’s own stated development goals.

 

The 3rd annual Bloomberg Doha Conference, to be held this year, will expressly go into the ties between the Bloomberg empire of press and financial companies and Qatar. The conference will cover topics such as: setting the agenda; the global perspective; regional landscape; transition of power; the new Qatari leadership; a conversation with Sir Michael Hintze; Islamic finance; real estate; Saudi energy markets and geopolitics; Iran, Syria and regional political stability; asset allocation; where are the opportunities in the region; traditional versus alternative, wealth preservation for the new generation; World Cup spending and development; regulation and the role this plays for managers looking at the region; investment destinations outside the Middle East and following the money.

 

All of this indicates a strong, intrinsic financial and strategic relationship between Bloomberg LP and Qatar. All this can be used as leverage against Qatar, which is right now threatening Israel vis-à-vis Washington D.C., Hamas, and Fatah.

 

In light of these connections that entwine the Bloomberg enterprises with the terrorist state of Qatar, we urge you to read the information below. Qatar is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell and profits from operating a virtual slave state.

 

So the public has a fuller context of Qatar’s role in supporting and financing terrorist activities worldwide, and their connection to Bloomberg:

 

·         Bloomberg has partnered with Qatar on Common Core and the Connect All Schools Project. This project is bringing Arabic as a primary language into New York’s schools. Teaching the Arabic language is based on the grammar in the Quran. Therefore, by default, Islamic education is being forced on grade school children in the United States. Over 100 schools across the country are now implementing this curriculum, which is financed and promoted by Qatar.

 

·         The Ground Zero Mosque – now Park51 – was promoted by you (as mayor) and Qatar as well as individuals with radical Islamist ties and terrorism links. Out of a sense of political correctness and the desire to not offend Muslims, this mosque was proposed 600 feet from where the Twin Towers stood on 9/11/2001. As mayor, you banned clergy and first responders from 9/11 ceremonies. The names of those lost that fateful day were also requested by you not to be read, so it would not upset the Islamic community.

 

·         During your tenure as Mayor of New York City, Sharia law has been implemented in various forms throughout the city: such as, allowing exceptions for prayer times regardless of job affiliation. The Call to Prayer rings out in Manhattan these days as well and the number of mosques in NYC has exploded over the last few years. Many of these mosques receive funds from Qatar.

 

·         Bloomberg and the Qatar Central Bank launched an Interbank Rate in 2012. Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Bloomberg LP partnered to launch the first ever Qatar Interbank Offer Rate (QIBOR) fixings in a move aimed at encouraging a more active interbank market in Qatar. Interbank rate fixings are used around the world to provide a daily reference point for banks borrowing unsecured funds from other banks in the local wholesale banking market and this announcement brought Qatar into that market for the first time.

 

·         Bloomberg LP has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2011, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced plans to partner with the Bloomberg news service to establish a new Arabic language news channel. Prince Talal’s donations to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), both part of the US Muslim Brotherhood, as well as his support of the Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CCMU), run by long-time Muslim Brotherhood supporter Dr. John Esposito, are well documented. In 2008, an Arab business publication reported that Prince Talal had also made numerous financial contributions to a pan-Islamic interfaith dialog organization that is closely tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood and which has an anti-Semitic statement posted on its website. In March of 2008, the Kingdom Foundation established by Prince Talal was one of the sponsors of a conference held by the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP), a new international Islamic philanthropic organization with strong Muslim Brotherhood representation. To be clear, to partner with Talal is to partner with the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

·         The banning of smoking indoors fits Islamic Sharia law, as the use of tobacco is haram (i.e., forbidden). For instance, the Nigerian Islamist group – Boko Haram, established by a Qatari proxy who now resides in Doha – recently executed two people for smoking. A Bloomberg anti-tobacco initiative partnered with the Turkish AKP, an Islamist party hostile to Israel and secular Turks, to seriously curtail smoking in that country, just as you did in New York City.

 

The QAC Coalition and petitioners ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities. The links cited are vetted and credible sources. We hope you take the time to verify the truth of the statements for yourself.

 

After doing so, the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign calls on you to exert due influence on the Qatar for the security of Israel in these extremely perilous times!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret)
AllenBWest.com

 

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Center for Security Policy

 

Pamela Geller
Atlas Shrugs

 

Walid Shoebat
Shoebat.com

 

Charles Ortel
Washington Times

 

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret)
Chairman, Stand Up America

 

Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch

 

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

 

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html


Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com


Facebook: Stop Qatar Now


Twitter: @stopqatarnow

 

** Select signatures as of 9/27. The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

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About The Counter Jihad Report

 

I am a retired nurse. I started reading about Islamic Jihad after 9/11. After going to conferences and speaking engagements on the subject I began to connect with others and started sharing what I had learned.

 

I started this blog in response to the frequently asked questions, “Where can I go to learn more?” and “What action can be taken?”

 

This blog is mainly a news aggregating site but will also include an extensive library of resources for studying Islam and networking with other Counter Jihad activists.

 

My Interest in Islamic Jihad stems from the 1983 Hezbollah truck READ THE REST

 

About Stop Qatar Now

 

The Qatar Awareness Campaign (QAC) seeks to raise awareness of Qatar and their activities around terror, genocide, and transnational organized crime – including slavery and narcotics.

 

Why Qatar?  They are responsible for…

                             

– The recent Israel/Hamas war (Qatar hosts and funds Hamas, whose tunnel system is used for smuggling and terrorism)

                             

– Boko Haram (Qatar helped to found Boko Haram, who are involved in slave trade and narcotics)

                             

– ISIS (Qatar helped to create and finance ISIS, who are involved directly with narcotics and slaves).

                            

 – The Taliban (they partner with and profit from Taliban heroin smugglers, the Pakistani National Logistics Cell).

                             

– 9/11 (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was on a Qatari Ministry’s payroll, and the Emir of Qatar amazingly delivered him into U.S. custody as soon as the pressure grew too hot for Qatar to handle)

 

Apart from terrorism, Qatar is effectively a slave state.

 

Qatar works captive migrant workers, more accurately termed slaves, in awful and treacherous conditions.  These workers are paid less than $1 per hour, if they get paid at all4,000 workers are expected to die preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, more than double the number killed in the recent Israel-Hamas conflict.

 

 

Contact email, for inquiries and to join: stopqatarnow@gmail.com

Activist Courts Continue to Abuse 1st Amendment


VIDEO: Rally for police captain draws demonstrators

 

John R. Houk

© October 16, 2014

 

The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) under the management of Police Chief Charles (Chuck) Jordan punished TPD Captain Paul Fields for refusing to attend a mock/deceptive Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at one of the most radicalized Mosques in the United States of America. I have been following since about 2011 when this heinous breech of First Amendment rights of Religious Freedom began to occur.

 

Captain Fields has sued for this punishment and infringement of the First Amendment BUT every level of Court so far has come down on the side of the TPD. A combination of limiting the scope of evidence and misrepresentations by Tulsa City Attorneys has worked against Captain Fields. Ergo, unfortunately Left oriented Judges and Appellate Justices have chosen the multiculturalist approach to favor the TPD and the Radical Mosque (See Also HERE) ruling that there was no breech against Captain Fields’ First Amendment rights and that the Islamic Society of Tulsa (a radical Muslim network of ISNA) was providing a harmless inter-faith community service activity because the TPD was providing protection from hate-threats against the Mosque and Islam.

 

The American Freedom Law Center discusses the Federal case:

 

On February 17, 2011, Captain Fields received an email from his immediate supervisor at the Riverside Division, Major Julie Harris.  This email had the subject line, “Tour of Mosque – March 4,” and stated, in relevant part, “We are directed by [Deputy Chief of Police] Webster to have representatives from each shift—2nd, 3rd, and 4th to attend [the Islamic event].”  This email also contained the directive from Webster, which was pasted into the text of the email.  Webster, with the approval of Chief of Police Jordan, who is also a defendant in this lawsuit, was now ordering officers to attend the Islamic event.  It was no longer voluntary.

 

After receiving the email from Major Harris, Captain Fields met with her to discuss the order from Webster.  He advised Major Harris of his belief that the order was unlawful.  Captain Fields correctly believes that City police officials do not have a right to order police officers to attend an Islamic event against the officers’ personal religious beliefs and convictions.

 

Captain Fields also responded to the order by email.  In his email response, Captain Fields stated that he believed that the order directing officers to attend the Islamic event was “an unlawful order, as it is in direct conflict with my personal religious convictions, as well as to be conscience shocking.”  Captain Fields concluded his email by stating, “Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the City of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religious convictions.”

 

On February 18, 2011, Webster sent a three-page interoffice correspondence to Captain Fields by email that affirmed the order and requested Captain Fields to reconsider his position.  Captain Fields again refused based on his religious beliefs, convictions, and conscience.

 

As a result of Captain Fields’s refusal to compromise his religious beliefs and convictions and violate his conscience, Webster ordered Captain Fields to appear in Jordan’s conference room on Monday, February 21, 2011.

 

During this meeting with Jordan and Webster, Captain Fields again explained that he believed the order was unlawful and that he could not, in good conscience, obey the order nor force the officers under his charge to obey it.

 

At the conclusion of this meeting, Captain Fields was served with a pre-prepared order transferring him to the Mingo Valley Division, as well as a notification that the police department was initiating an internal investigation of him for allegedly violating Rule 6 of the Tulsa Police Department Rules and Regulations (“Duty to be Truthful and Obedient”).  The transfer order stated, “This action is taken in reference to an Internal Affairs administrative investigation regarding the refusal to follow a direct order.”

 

Prior to being transferred for his refusal to violate his personal religious beliefs and those of the officers under his charge, Captain Fields was the shift commander for 26 officers and 5 supervisors.  As a result of this transfer, which is now a permanent part of his personnel record, Captain Fields was stripped of his command and his stellar reputation as a police officer was irreparably tarnished.

 

On March 10, 2011, Captain Fields received an official notification via email stating, “You are hereby notified that Chief Chuck Jordan has requested IA [Internal Affairs] to conduct an administrative investigation in regards to your refusal to attend and refusal to assign officers from your shift, who shared your religious beliefs, to attend the ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation Day’ on March 4, 2011, at the Tulsa Peace Academy [a.k.a. Islamic Society].

 

READ ENTIRETY (Captain Paul Fields v. City of Tulsa, Oklahoma; American Freedom Law Center, H/T Noisy Room 3/25/14)

 

I actually stand by the TPD in providing protection for the Radical Mosque. No matter how much I or some extreme-minded Right Wingers may consider the IST Mosque to be a threat to American Constitutional government or as an anti-Christ religion; until the IST Mosque can get caught red-handed offering material support to Islamic terrorists, act as a front for homegrown Islamic terrorists or as an operational source placing into action the hate-rhetoric spewing from the Muslim equivalent of a pulpit then the IST Mosque itself has First Amendment rights of both Religious Freedom and Free Speech.

 

But when the TPD feels that not enough police volunteered to participate in the IST Mosque’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and then orders precinct Captains to participate along with chosen Police Officers; then the violation of Religious Freedom works toward the Officers so ordered.

 

Here are some of the blog posts from SlantRight 2.0 posted about this warped infringement of an individual American citizen Captain Paul Fields:

 

o   What if it was a synagogue?

 

o   Tulsa Police Chief Supports Radical Islamic Mosque

 

o   Stand With Paul Fields August 30

 

o   Tulsa Police Chief Targeted Paul Fields 1st Amendment Rights

 

o   ISNA Radical – OK Local ISNA Chapters Radical – Alton Nolan Radical

 

The only way Christians in America are going to reverse Obama’s fundamental transformation of American culture is if WE begin to be as vocal as Leftist and Muslims are anti-Christian.

 

As long as WE Christians trust in Leftist lies that the U.S. Constitution says there is a Wall of Separation keeping Christian Churches from supporting political candidates that represent Christian ethics and morals then Leftists will be allowed to falsely proclaim that anti-Christian morality is moral with reckless impunity our cultural American Exceptionalism will continue to evaporate.

 

In the same vein, as long as Islam is given an accommodation for Muslims to practice the unconstitutional portions of Sharia then the Liberty and Freedom enshrined in our Constitution will be rendered irrelevant.

 

What is unconstitutional with Sharia?

 

Islam is a theocratic political terrorist regime that hides behind the mask of religion to accomplish its mission of a worldwide caliphate. What most Americans don’t understand is that it is a totalitarian “theo-political” belief system and a social doctrine (the two go hand in hand) based on the Quran, Sirah and Hadith, what Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam aptly coins the “Trilogy of Islam.” It has mandates on every single aspect of life and those mandates are enforced and regulated by the barbaric criminal and civil code known as Sharia Law.

 

 

… In case you are not familiar with some of the condoned atrocities of Islam and Sharia law . . . are you aware that women are stoned to death for committing adultery and that gay men are actually hung? Or that the genitals of little girls are mutilated in order to protect her virginity and that children may be murdered in the name of family honor?

 

 

Understand that Sharia is very complex and it’s derived from multiple Islamic sources. The Quran, considered the “uncreated word of Allah” is the primary source of Sharia law. The Hadith (sayings and actions of Muhammad) is the second most important document in Sharia. Historic rulings by jurists over the years and so-called reasoning by analogy make up the other two, less-influential sources of Sharia. Together they constitute Islam’s theological core and they result in a totalitarian way of life for Muslim followers and non-Muslims (kafirs and infidels).

 

… Sharia demands the death of those who renounce Islam. … Honor killings, marital rape, female genital mutilation, not to mention the severing of hands and feet are but a few of the other components of Sharia.

 

… (Islam and Sharia: Deadly Facts You Should Know; By Kevin A. Lehmann via Catch Kevin; Letting Freedom Ring; 1/25/12)

 

A PDF document from the Center for Security Policy (CSP) that shows the specifics of Sharia contradictions to the U.S. Constitution:

 

Shariah Law vs. the Constitution

Center for Security Policy

 

Article VI: The Constitution is the supreme law of the land

 

Constitution: Article VI: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby”

 

Shariah: “The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah.” (a1.1, Umdat al-salik or The Reliance of the Traveller, commonly accepted work of Shariah jurisprudence); “There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Sharia.” (Seyed Qutb); “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and program.” (Seyed Abul A’ala Maududi)

 

First Amendment: Freedom of religion

 

Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”

 

Shariah: “Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of them and kill them wherever you find them.” Quran 4:89; “Whoever changed his [Islamic] religion, then kill him” Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:84:57. In historic and modern Shariah states, Shariah law enforces dhimmi status (second-class citizen, apartheid-type laws) on non-Muslims, prohibiting them from observing their religious practices publicly, building or repairing churches, raising their voices during prayer or ringing church bells; if dhimmi laws are violated in the Shariah State, penalties are those used for prisoners of war: death, slavery, release or ransom. (o9.14, o11.0-o11.11, Umdat al-salik).

 

First Amendment: Freedom of speech

 

Constitution: First Amendment: Congress shall not abridge “the freedom of speech.”

 

Shariah: Speech defaming Islam or Muhammad is considered “blasphemy” and is punishable by death or imprisonment.

 

First Amendment: Freedom to dissent

 

Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress cannot take away the right of the people “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 

 

Shariah: Non-Muslims are not to harbor any hostility toward the Islamic state or give comfort to those who disagree with Islamic government.

 

Second Amendment: Right to self-defense

 

Constitution: Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

 

Shariah: Under historic and modern dhimmi laws, non-Muslims cannot possess swords, firearms or weapons of any kind.

 

Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments: Right to due process and fair trial

 

Constitution: Fifth Amendment: “no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime… without due process of law.” Sixth Amendment: guarantees a “public trial by an impartial jury.” Seventh Amendment: “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.”

 

Shariah: Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari: Muhammad said, “No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir (infidel).” Non-Muslims are prohibited from testifying against Muslims. A woman’s testimony is equal to half of a man’s.

 

Eighth Amendment: No cruel and unusual punishment

 

Constitution: Eighth Amendment: “nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

 

Shariah: Under Shariah punishments are barbaric: “Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done – a deterrent from Allah.” Quran 5:38; A raped woman is punished: “The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes” (Sura 24:2).

 

Fourteenth Amendment: Right to equal protection and due process

 

Constitution: Fourteenth Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. “

 

Shariah: Under dhimmi laws enforced in modern Shariah states, Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims before the law. Under Shariah law, women, girls, apostates, homosexuals and “blasphemers” are all denied equality under the law. Under Shariah law, women, girls, apostates, homosexuals and “blasphemers” are all denied equality under the law.

 

For more information on Shariah law vs. the Constitution:

 

Shariah: The Threat to America in paperback or kindle at amazon.com, or free download at www.shariahthethreat.com

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AND YET the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city government of Tulsa, OK can violate the First Amendment Religious Freedom rights.

 

Here’s another thing I have a problem with. Although Tulsa changed the election law for candidates to run without a Political Party affiliation he has ran for all political Offices as a Republican. In Oklahoma if you are a Republican you are a Christian Right Conservative (even if you are a Roman Catholic). Instead of standing up for a Tulsa citizen who chose to not to attend a radicalized Mosque as the Islamic Society of Tulsa; Mayor Bartlett not only has not rebuked the TPD and its dhimmi Chief Chuck Jordan, Deputy Chief A. Daryl Webster and Major Julie Harris the Mayor did nothing to stop the Tulsa City response to being sued. I don’t care how you spin that but that means Mayor Bartlett is a supporter of the kind of Radical Islam that is spewed from the Islamic Society of Tulsa. If Dewey Bartlett runs for any Office as a Republican/Conservative – local, State or Federal – I will never vote for him!

 

Perhaps a deluge of electronic messages using the City of Tulsa contact page will let Mayor Dewey Bartlett may have a precarious political future in the State of Oklahoma by sending complaints. To use that contact page CLICK HERE.

 

On October 13 Jim Kouri wrote about the injustice being done to Captain Paul Fields at the Examiner.com. I was going to cross post it but I sense I ran out of space. Kouri gives an excellent synopsis of local government successfully abusing the First Amendment with the help of the U.S. Judiciary system. You should read Kouri’s article.

 

Since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) supported same-sex marriage by refusing to look at the Tenth Circuit Appellate Court’s recent ruling throwing out the voters of several States, I am not expecting too much constitutional Original Intent pertaining to Paul Fields. I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ that I am incorrect on that thought and that SCOTUS not only looks at Captain Fields’ violation of the First Amendment but rules in his favor.

 

JRH 10/16/14

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A Baby is a Person


Respect Life All Ages

Inspired by Jay DePalmo – ‘By the Roots’

John R. Houk

© October 14, 2014

 

This is an awesome Christian essay/sermon sent to me via email through the Alumni connection where I also attended. Jay writes about seeds taking root. The application is to sin that take root in a person by giving yourself permission. The permission may begin as a non-effective harmless seed but if the seed takes root, then the longer the weed grows the deeper its roots grow absorbing nutrients to strangle out the good plants in one’s life. The deeper the roots the more difficult it is to pull out that strangling weed.

 

Jay is writing about character choices a young person might choose that can become harmful. However, what got my attention is where Jay DePalmo works when he is not in direct service for the Lord. According to the info at the end of the essay sent by the alumnus, Jay works in a managerial position for Hobby Lobby. The title provided in the bio is VP of “Hobby Lobby Manufacturing”.

 

As a Conservative political blogger this piqued my interest because Hobby Lobby took on the Obama Administration pertaining to Religious Freedom and the mandate for employers to provide insurance for forms of birth control that a Biblical Christian would find to be ungodly. Those forms of birth control relate to taking an unborn baby’s life (cough murder) for no other reason than birth control.

 

Hobby Lobby stood up to the Obama Administration and won at the Supreme Court meaning Hobby Lobby and like-mind Christian owners’ of business do not have to support baby killing in the name of a woman’s choice. A child’s choice – especially an infant that is born or unborn – has to be protected by the rule of law. An unborn baby may be sustained by a woman however it is a separate life apart from any harmful choices made by a woman sustaining that separate life.

 

The alumni email did not provide a date that as to when Jay DePalmo wrote this astounding essay on the roots of spiritual weeds in one’s life. However thanks to Google I found the same essay posted by Debbie Kinsey of Management Ministries. The date of that post is October 6, 2014.

 

JRH 10/14/14

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By The Roots

 

By Jay DePalmo

Hobby Lobby VP

Original PDF sent via email

 

My wife and I serve our local church as Youth Pastors. A while back we took the youth to a local park for a scavenger hunt. One of the things the teens had to bring back to us was a weed that had been pulled out of the ground with all of its roots still attached. As I was watching the young people pull at the weeds I was getting a good laugh. They struggled and struggled to get a weed to come up intact and whole. I told them “You have to go for the smaller ones; they are easier to get out.”

 

This was an object lesson for the youth. We had been teaching on the subject of ‘Roots’. The main thing we wanted the teenagers to learn is that once something takes root, it becomes difficult to remove. The more it grows and develops, the more effort it takes to get rid of it. The teenagers were just not strong enough to up root the mature weeds.

 

Believe it or not, the Bible has much to say about seeds, harvest, fruit, and roots. When Jesus cursed the fig tree in Mark chapter 11, the Bible says that “It dried up by the roots” (Mark 11:20). In order for the tree to die, what was feeding it had to die first. Because the tree was large, the Apostles did not see the result with their eyes right away; the roots were underground. Sometimes others do not see the roots in our lives, but they do see the tree and the fruit that those roots produce through our words and actions.

 

The things we put into us every day through our eyes, our ears, and our thoughts are seeds that can develop roots and become ingrained in our lives, actions, and habits. Just as these teenagers struggled to pull up the weeds by the roots, we will struggle to remove things from our lives that we allow to grow and become strongholds. And, none of us want to produce bad fruit!

 

Of course we all think of the big things like addictions to drugs, tobacco, or alcohol. These things obviously can grab hold of a person’s life and wreak havoc of it. But did you realize that Worry, Bitterness, and Un-forgiveness are just as bad. They can ruin your life from the inside out!

 

It could be constantly worrying about our kids, our future, our RVP visit, etc. Or maybe it is letting bitterness take root because Mr. So and So got promoted before we did. Or maybe it is not being able to forgive a person in your life who has hurt you. All of these things are like drinking poison! They will eat your insides causing the production of bad fruit in the form of your words and actions!

 

The longer we allow something to stay in our life the stronger it will become until we have a real fight on our hands. It is always easier to deal with things in your life when they are small. We must be diligent to not let these types of things develop roots. Let’s be quick to repent. Let’s be quick to forgive. Let’s be quick to turn to our Heavenly Father for direction and peace, leaving our cares with Him. Let’s only water what we want to grow in our lives!

 

Be careful and cautious of what seed you are allowing into your life. Let’s determine today to allow only the Word of God and ways of God to take root in our lives! All the others we will pull up and burn!

 

Have a SUPER awesome day today;

 

Jay

 

Jay DePalmo has been with Hobby Lobby for 15 years and currently serves as Vice President of Hobby Lobby Manufacturing. He and his wife Amanda both graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK and serve in the capacity of Helps ministries as well as Youth Pastors at their local church in OKC.

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John R. Houk

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SCOTUS, Gay Marriage and Need for Constitutional Amendment


Sodomites struck blind for angelic attempted rape

Attempted Rape of Angel of God – Sodomites Struck Blind

 

 

John R. Houk

© September 8, 2014

 

 

On October 6, 2014, in an unexpected move, the United States Supreme Court declined to review petitions challenging the legalization of same-sex marriage in five states, including Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The effect of this refusal to hear these petitions, or this non-decision on the legality of, or the right to, same-sex marriage for all 50 states, is that stays are now lifted on the three federal appeals courts’ decisions upholding such same-sex marriages. With these stays lifted, same-sex marriages are now legal in 24 states, up from 19.

 

Other states in those federal circuits are also affected by the Court’s actions on Monday, including Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. It is thought that the three federal appeals court will uphold same-sex marriages in these states as well, where such marriages are currently banned. If those bans are struck down, then the number of states legalizing same-sex marriage climbs from 24 to 30 in short time. (The Supreme Court’s “Non-Decision” On Same-Sex Marriage: The Impact On Employee Benefits After ‘Windsor’; By Jenny Kiesewetter; JD Supra Business Advisor; 10/7/14)

 

Activist Judges from the Lower Courts to the Appellate Courts have used the 14th Amendment ratified in 1868 after the Civil War to drudge Leftist ideology for homosexual rights as if that was the Original Intent inclusively for the moral depravity of homosexuality becoming normalized in our society. The very slow process of acceptance of the normalizing of the homosexuality began in 1960s with gay PhDs and MDs pushing academic flawed research to counter the Word of the Creator of ALL that exists materially and spiritually.

 

… [I]t’s been 50 years since Alfred Kinsey published his infamous 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which has so profoundly and grievously affected not only American society, but the moral, social, and political order worldwide. It is difficult to exaggerate the horrendous effects of the widespread promotion and acceptance of his work. Kinsey’s “research” shook America’s moral foundations and launched the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s. Its terrible results are obvious in the skyrocketing incidence of all the social pathologies afflicting us today: divorce, abortion, sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, illegitimate births, cohabitation, pornography, homosexuality, sadomasochism, rape, child molestation, sexual crimes of all types, family breakup, endemic violence, etc. We cannot hope to reverse this destructive, downward spiral if we do not recognize and openly confront the Kinseyite falsehoods and subversive premises and ideas that undergird popular attitudes and official policies today. (Fighting the Kinsey Fraud: Interview with Dr. Judith Reisman; Interview found at Whale.to [yeah I know – Conspiracy Theory Website]; Interview took place in 2005; Dr. Judith Reisman exposed Alfred Kinsey as a fraud in his experimental findings justifying homosexuality among many other challenging moral foundations)

 

Do you think homosexuality was even remotely acceptable as a normal lifestyle in 1868?

 

Amendment XIV

 

Section 1.

 

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [If 14th Amendment stopped perhaps a stretch to a modern inclusiveness of gender more than race, BUT it is still a stretch and emancipated former Black Slaves is the Original Intent here and NOT same-sex normalcy.]

 

Section 2.

 

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such state, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state. [Nothing to do with gender here, but only voting age – which has since been amended as well.]

 

Section 3.

 

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability. [AGAIN, nothing about gender in service of any form of local, state or federal government. Specificity is given to those members of Southern States that attempted to forcefully secede from the Union of the USA.]

 

Section 4.

 

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any state shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void. [No gender here but the promise of federal government to pay debts incurred during the Civil War but NOT any debts incurred by the rebelling Confederate States.]

 

Section 5.

 

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. [Here it becomes a part of the rule of law to constitutionally enforce the civil rights to emancipated Black Slaves and not same-sex lifestyles. Based on Original intent, offering normalcy to moral depravity is NOT justified.] (Bracketed bold text is by this Blog Editor; 14th Amendment; present on Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute)

 

Unless you are a Leftist Living Constitution moron the 14th Amendment wasn’t even close to extending normalcy and special civil rights for followers of a homosexual lifestyle.

 

GASP! This is where all the Leftist transformers and Homosexual rise up and paint a picture these sentiments as the words of a homophobe bigot. This is where I stand up and look depravity apologists in the eye and tell them first I don’t fear homosexuals and second I join feel safe in joining the Creator of all that exists that homosexuality among males and females is an abomination in the Creator’s eyes.

 

Practicing homosexuals should be grateful that the mercy of God extending by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Son of God extends forgiveness through faith in God’s Grace toward those who choose the Lord as their Savior and dedicate themselves to following Christ understanding that sinful passions are forgiven.

 

SHAME on the Supreme Court dodging the issue as a final authority in the rule of law by not looking at same-sex depravity and step up to the plate to make the right decision to join Nature’s God in upholding Natural Law to overrule activist Judges that validate UNNATURAL moral practices.

 

Here are some quotes/excerpts for Christian Bible Believers to think on when Leftists and Homosexual Activists distort the Truth in God to manipulate American opinion via a guilt complex imposition:

 

Kinsey: Crimes & Consequences” describes the allegedly scientific research of Alfred Kinsey and colleagues, which largely shaped modern Western society’s beliefs and understanding of the nature of human sexuality.

 

Today, half a century later, Kinsey’s unchallenged conclusions are taught at every level of education – from elementary school to college – and quoted in textbooks as undisputed truth.

 

Incredibly, Kinsey’s research involved illegal sexual experimentation on several hundred young children. And his survey was based on a non–representative group of Americans — including hundreds of sex offenders, prostitutes, prison inmates and exhibitionists. Yet Kinsey’s grotesquely fraudulent research has served as the very foundation of modern “sex science,” and his claim that one in 10 people are homosexual is central to the gay—rights movement. And now comes the greatest hypocrisy of all — the pretense of providing safe-sex instructions to children while in reality advancing Kinsey’s agenda, including indulgence in high—risk lifestyles and behaviors. (Church History – the Homosexual age: [subtitle] Jesus warned us these times would come! – Subtitle by Dr. Judith Reisman; From BibleProbe.com)

 

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The Homosexual Agenda is a self-centered set of beliefs and objectives designed to promote and even mandate approval of homosexuality and homosexual ideology, along with the strategies used to implement such. The goals and means of this movement include indoctrinating students in public school, restricting the free speech of opposition, obtaining special treatment for homosexuals, distorting Biblical teaching and science, and interfering with freedom of association. Advocates of the homosexual agenda seek special rights for homosexuals that other people don’t have, such as immunity from criticism (see hate speech, hate crimes). Such special rights will necessarily come at the expense of the rights of broader society. The homosexual agenda is the biggest threat to the right of free speech today.

 

 

Strategies and psychological tactics

 

Homosexual activists are often seen as engaging in specious argumentation, such as attempts to controvert the consistent teaching of the Bible on homosexual relations (see homosexuality and biblical interpretation), and using false analogies, in order to gain acceptance of homosexuality. One common argument used by homosexual activists seeks to compare their quest for equal rights to that of others.[32] This argument is countered by the observation that blacks were able to peacefully argue that mankind should not be “judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”[33], as the former yields no certain moral distinction. In contrast, homosexual activists seek acceptance of an immoral practice(s), and in addition, engage in certain coercive and manipulative means to do so. This includes the use of demonstrative protests, which appear to be designed to censure and intimidate those who oppose them in any way.

 

 

Influence in the academic world

 

Professor Jerry Z. Muller described in an article titled First Things (Aug/Sept. 1993) how the homosexual lobby has gained widespread acceptance in the educational realm.

 

[Their] strategy has been remarkably successful. With a rapidity largely attributable in large part to a total lack of articulate resistance, homosexual ideology has gained an unquestioned and uncontested legitimacy in American academic life. Within the academy, as within nonacademic elite culture, the definition of opposite to homosexuality as “homophobia – a definition which implies that it is impossible to give good reasons for the cultural disapproval of homosexuality – is the best evidence of the success of this strategy.[63]

 

… READ ENTIRETY (Homosexual Agenda; Conservapedia article entry; Last Modified September 10, 2014 at 19:26)

 

 

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“It is beyond dispute that when the 14th Amendment was adopted 146 years ago, as a necessary post-Civil War era reform, it was not imagined to also mandate same-sex marriage, but that is what the Supreme Court is implying today. The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.

 

“Nothing in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the 14th Amendment or any other constitutional provision authorizes judges to redefine marriage for the Nation. It is for the elected representatives of the People to make the laws of marriage, acting on the basis of their own constitutional authority, and protecting it, if necessary, from usurpation by the courts.

 

“Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws. – Senator Ted Cruz via The Atlantic (Ted Cruz to introduce constitutional amendment on gay marriage after Supreme Court ducks appeals; By ALLAHPUNDIT; Hot Air; 10/7/14 2:01 PM)

 

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“According to the majority of this very Supreme Court in the Windsor decision, states and their citizens have the right and responsibility to define their marriage laws. It is shocking that at least six Supreme Court justices would allow unelected lower court judges to simply ignore the majority decision – and the Section of DOMA upheld in the Windsor decision.

 

“The only alternative to allowing these unelected liberal judges to impose their morality on all of America is to pass a constitutional amendment. To that end, last year I introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment (HJ Res. 51) to define marriage as only between one man and one woman.

 

“Like so many other states, the citizens of Kansas made an overwhelming decision to stand for traditional marriage when they adopted the Kansas Marriage Amendment. No one justice – no one court – no elite judicial activists should be permitted to redefine or un-define marriage to suit their distaste for traditional marriage.

 

“This most recent non-decision by the Supreme Court clearly demonstrates the need for a constitutional amendment on this issue.” (Huelskamp: We need a Constitutional Amendment on Same Sex Marriage; By Post Staff; Salina Post; 10/7/14)

 

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The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) would amend the United States Constitution to protect marriage, family and children by defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Congressman Tim Huelskamp introduced the FMA on June 28, 2013.

 

… (Federal Marriage Amendment; By Tim Huelskamp Gov webpage)

 

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H.J.RES.51 — Marriage Protection Amendment (Introduced in House – IH)

 

HJ 51 IH

 

113th CONGRESS

 

1st Session

 

H. J. RES. 51

 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

June 28, 2013

 

Mr. HUELSKAMP (for himself, Mr. BROUN of Georgia, Mr. PITTS, Mr. JORDAN, Mr. WESTMORELAND, Mr. PITTENGER, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. BARTON, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. BROOKS of Alabama, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. JONES, Mr. MEADOWS, Mr. PEARCE, Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. WALBERG, Mr. PALAZZO, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. HALL, Mr. BRIDENSTINE, Mr. SCHWEIKERT, Mr. WOLF, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. STOCKMAN, Mr. HULTGREN, and Mr. LANKFORD) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

 

JOINT RESOLUTION

 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),

 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

 

This joint resolution may be cited as the `Marriage Protection Amendment’.

 

SEC. 2. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

 

The following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

 

Article–

 

`Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.’. (Bill Text: 113th Congress (2013-2014), H.J.RES.51.IH; Thomas Library of Congress)

 

JRH 10/8/14

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CLAAS has nothing to do with Zafar Bhatti case…


Zafar Bhatti - Pakistan

Intro to ‘CLAAS has nothing to do with Zafar Bhatti case, says Basharat Khokhar’

Edited by John R. Houk

Posted: September 29, 2014

 

Early reports from major media outlets had been informed that Pakistan Pastor Zafar Bhatti and/or Ali (Muhammad) Asghar were shot and killed by yet another Muslim convinced he was doing Allah’s will in defense of Islam. From a Western point of view it shooting in Adayla Prison was worse because he was either a policeman or a Guard. Shamim Masih reports the earlier media reports were erroneous. Pastor Bhatti was not shot but only Ali Asghar. And Asghar’s shooting was not fatal and is reportedly in a Pakistan hospital in stable condition.

 

Here are some headlines in conjunction Adayla Prison inmates being shot:

 

Christian Pastor Accused of Blasphemy Killed in Pakistan JailNBC News -9/25/14

 

British pensioner on Pakistan’s death row on blasphemy charge shot by policemanThe Independent – 9/25/14

 

Zafar Bhatti safe while UK man accused of blasphemy wounded by police firing in JailPakistan Christian Post – 9/26/14

 

Cop shoots blasphemy convict in Adiala jailInternational: The News – 9/26/14

 

The walls International: The News -9/28/14

 

PASTOR ZAFAR BHATTI WHO IS ALSO BLASPHEMY ACCUSED IS SAFE IN ADGlobal Christian Voice (English somewhat broken) – 9/28/14

 

Gazala Khan Co-accused of Zafar Bhatti Blasphemy Case Reaches To LEAD For Legal AssistanceLegal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) – 9/28/14

 

 

Shamim’s point is not so much the confusion on the shooting of a Pakistani Christian Pastor and a British Muslim of Pakistan origin. Rather the point is Pakistani Christian civil rights organization the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement (CLAAS) is making false representation claims for Pastor Zafar Bhatti.

 

The CLAAS website gets the facts correct on Pastor Bhatti and the Muslim Ali (Muhammad) Asghar but goes on to report on the 9/26/14 report:

 

CLAAS is deeply saddened on this incident and deeply concern for other blasphemy victims who confined in different Jails of Punjab.

 

Concerning about Zafar Bhatti, he is safe and sound and CLAAS has spoken to the jail superintendent to confirm the life security of him in prison. CLAAS is dealing with the legal case of Zafar Bhatti and also has good understanding with the jail staff including Superintendent. Above all CLAAS colleague from the British High Commission was at the spot to rescue Muhammad Asghar and took him to the DHQ emergency for immediate treatment and he is still with the victim in the hospital. Meanwhile CLAAS asked Nawab Bibi to go to the prison to visit Zafar Bhatti and see if he was safe.

 

CLAAS is happy that Zafar Bhatti is safe and really sad due to this unpleasant incident of murder attempt on Muhammad Asghar a British National.

 

CLAAS urged the Government of Pakistan to assure the life security of blasphemy victims with in the prisons of Punjab we have to say with a heavy heart that if the police is involve in such incidents who will provide security????

 

We ask your prayers for the life safety of all blasphemy victims confined in the prisons of Punjab and especially prayer for Zafar Bhatti, Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih in which CLAAS providing legal assistance. (Man Sentenced for Blasphemy Shot In Adiala Jail Rawalpindi, Pakistan; By asif; CLAAS; 9/26/14)

 

Shamim takes a more journalistic approach, but roughly he is reporting CLAAS is doing squat for Pastor Zafar Bhatti. Shamim has written in the past of Christian organizations in Pakistan pitching for donations deceptively and then using the funds to line personal pockets. Here Shamim does not make that specific accusation against CLAAS but I have to wonder, is this one of those occasions in which a Pakistani Christian organization is publicly pumping its name for the purpose of donations?

 

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CLAAS has nothing to do with Zafar Bhatti case, says Basharat Khokhar

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 9/26/2014 10:10 PM

 

Rawalpindi – Centre for Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement – CLAAS has nothing to do with Zafar Bhatti case, said Basharat Khokhar and Khalid Shahzad. The CLAAS chief had a photo session with his family but had done nothing to save his skin.

 

According to the details, since the incident of Asghar Ali, victim of a blasphemy case, was shot by the police constable within the premises of Central Jail Adayla Rawalpindi. CLAAS reported about this case and claimed that the said organization is dealing with Zafar Bhatti’s case; blasphemy accused is safe in Adayla Jail. But Basharat Khokhar and Khalid Shahzad, social activists rejected CLAAS and said that CLAAS is no more with Zafar Bhatti’s case. Basharat told that CLAAS chief went to his family and had photo session but is not dealing with his case. He claimed that his lawyer Parvaiz Khan is his attorney and dealing actually with his case.

 

Khalid Shahzad social activist said that CLAAS is habitual in misleading the people, this organization is not doing anything on the ground. CLAAS is neither dealing with Sawan Masih nor Asia Bibi case but claiming [involvement] unfairly about both cases. He [Shazad] said CLAAS is wasting funds paying bribes and in other activities, but not doing anything for the good of Christians in the country. During Sawan Masih case, CLAAS chief took pictures with Sawan and his family using unfair means, he added.

 

On the hand, Joseph Francis chief of CLAAS said that Tahir Bashir is the attorney to Zafar Bhatti and he is being [represented] by CLAAS. He said we can prove with [a] document when required.

 

Earlier CLAAS reported that Asghar Ali s/o Hakam Dad, Muslim by faith (some people believe that he is Ahmadi by faith), victim of the blasphemy case and FIR was registered at PS Sadiqabad under section 295-C. Asghar Ali was confined in Adayla Jail, Rawalpindi shot by a police constable appointed for his security. He was immediately taken to the hospital. He was sentenced to death in January, 2014. Yousaf, police constable was appointed for his security; he shot fire within the jail premises. Asghar Ali reportedly wrote a letter claiming to be a prophet and was arrested in 2010. Religious leadership gave a verdict against him that after the prophet Mohammad no one can claim it so he has not right to live. He was convicted and sentenced to death. The new of attack and murder of Zafar Bhatti victim of 295-C imprisoned in Adiala [interchangeable with Adayla] Jail is not correct Zafar Bhatti is safe only Asghar another blasphemy victim who was sentenced to death in January 2014 was gunshot by police constable of Elite Force.

 

There were rumours that Zafar Bhatti a Christian victim of blasphemy 295-C and Telegraph Act confined in Adiala [interchangeable with Adayla] Jail was gun down by a police constable. Some of reputed national daily reported the same news which is not true. The Christian community across the country is deeply saddened on this incident and urged the authorities to assure the life of blasphemy victims in a different jail of the country. A few years back Salam Taseer (Governor Punjab) was gunned down by his security guard and was garlanded by the religious scholars.

  

[Often Christians are falsely accused] Victims of blasphemy [which] is punishable to death in Pakistan. Christian right activists in Pakistan have been claiming to revisit [the blasphemy] law, but certainly there are some organizations [that publicly present a profile of doing right, but really] are pretending [and] do nothing practical [for the falsely accused]. Pakistani Christians need education to improve their living standard. Thousands of the children are out of school and [the] drop [out] rate is getting high. This is unfortunate that rights activists are wasting their sources and energy in non-productive activities. 

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed in brackets are by the Editor.

 

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MS Good Ol’ Boy Justice and Chris McDaniel


Cochran Election Fraud MS

John R. Houk

© August 29, 2014

 

In my last blog post I wrote an update on Chris McDaniel’s challenge of the June 24 runoff GOP Primary in which McDaniel found 25,000 suspicious ballots and has evidence of 40,000 Dem Party voters that voted in both the Dem Primary and the GOP Primary which is specifically illegal under Mississippi state law.

 

It is becoming apparent that not only is the State of Mississippi political parties are dominated by each spectrum’s version of the Establishment, but even the judicial system is plagued with good ol’ boy authority thinking. The judge’s lame good ol’ boy ruling was McDaniel waited too long to challenge the voting results:

 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff.

 

Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time.

 

McDaniel is expected to appeal McGehee’s ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

McGehee issued his ruling Friday in Gulfport, a day after hearing arguments in Laurel about the timing of McDaniel’s lawsuit. The judge agreed with Cochran attorneys. They cited a 1959 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that said an election challenge must begin within 20 days of the election. McDaniel waited 41 days.

 

McDaniel’s lawsuit claims irregularities spoiled the June 24 runoff. It asks the judge to declare McDaniel the winner or order a new runoff.

 

McDaniel argued that the 20 day deadline was no longer the law. After McGehee’s ruling, McDaniel’s attorneys indicated that he most likely will take the weekend to decide whether to appeal the McGehee ruling to the Supreme Court.

 

McDaniel was defeated by six-term incumbent Cochran in the June 24 runoff by 7,667 votes out of the 392,197 cast statewide.

 

McDaniel claims that his campaign has found about 15,000 questionable ballots statewide. Cochran has disputed those claims, saying any irregularities were miniscule. (Bold Text is Blog Editor’s – Challenge Dismissed, Judge Says McDaniel Waited Too Long; By STEVE ROGERS; WCBI.com [local CBS affiliate]; 8/29/14)

 

According to this report McDaniel believes the 20 day deadline is not a law any longer in Mississippi. If McDaniel is correct the Judge’s decision is obviously one of those corrupt good ol’ boy decisions. The State GOP and the Mississippi judicial system put up all kinds of road blocks to stall the actual McDaniel filing. I have no doubt the ‘stalling’ was a deliberate ploy with this legal maneuver of the 20 day time limit as the back-up plan for a court challenge.

 

If the “15,000” questionable ballots is true, then McDaniel has amended his original accusation of 25,000 questionable ballots. Nonetheless 15,000 fraudulent ballots is still way more than the alleged 7,667 margin of victory the State of Mississippi has certified.

 

In a 2007 PDF on the justice.gov website here are the reasons and authority for Federal involvement in an election fraud case:

 

B. TYPES OF ELECTION CRIMES

 

1. Election Fraud

 

Election fraud usually involves corruption of one of three processes: the obtaining and marking of ballots, the counting and certification of election results, or the registration of voters.

 

 

C. FEDERAL JURISDICTION

 

The federal government asserts jurisdiction over an election offense to ensure that basic rights of United States citizenship, and a fundamental process of representative democracy, remain uncorrupted. …

 

 

Election crime cases tend to be long-term prosecutive projects focusing on individuals with different degrees of culpability. The ultimate goal is to move up the ladder of culpability to candidates, political operatives, public officials, and others who attempted to corrupt, or did corrupt, the public office involved.

 

Federal jurisdiction over election fraud is easily established in elections when a federal candidate is on the ballot. The mere listing of a federal candidate’s name on a ballot is sufficient under most of the federal statutes used to prosecute voter fraud to satisfy federal jurisdiction. This generally occurs in what are called “mixed” elections, when federal and nonfederal candidates are running simultaneously. In such cases, the federal interest is based on the presence of a federal candidate, whose election may be tainted, or appear tainted, by the fraud, a potential effect that Congress has the constitutional authority to regulate under Article I, Section 2, clause 1; Article I, Section 4, clause 1; Article II, Section 1, clause 2; and the Seventeenth Amendment.

 

In short, the absence of a federal candidate from the ballot can present federal law enforcement with special challenges in attaining federal jurisdiction over election crime. Those challenges can sometimes be met, provided the investigation focuses on identifying additional facts that are needed to invoke application of the federal criminal laws that potentially apply to both federal and nonfederal elections. These generally include election frauds that involve the necessary participation of public officers, notably election officials acting “under color of law,” voting by noncitizens, and fraudulently registering voters.

 

… (Bold Text Blog Editor – Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses, Seventh Edition; By Craig C. Donsanto and Nancy L. Simmons; Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division – justice.gov; May 2007; 326 pp.)

 

If McDaniel insists on a Federal criminal investigation for a United States Senate election Holder’s Justice Department is obligated to investigate. BUT we all know Holder hasn’t been too keen on enforcing the law pertaining to corruption and on matters of the Republican Party unless perhaps he sees an opportunity to embarrass Republicans.

 

Here is the email alert I received from the Tea Party Leadership Fund today posted below. In full disclosure and as is usual the case in an email alert there is an element of fund raising involved. It is up to you if you choose to support Conservative principles and/or the Tea Party Movement in general with these guys. There are pluses and minuses with all the Tea Party organizations which are generally autonomous of each other.

 

JRH 8/29/14

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BREAKING: Mississippi lawsuit

 

By Rusty Humphries

Sent: 8/29/2014 4:16 PM

Tea Party Leadership Fund

 

Pay offs? Bribes? Back-room deals? Steak dinners? Thad Cochran’s hoping you have forgotten how he sold-out to steal the Mississippi primary out from under the tea party hero Chris McDaniel.

NOW, the lawsuit to overturn Thad’s bought-and-paid-for June primary has been filed and DISMISSED!!!

**Now we MUST make sure Chris McDaniel has the resources he needs to take this to the Mississippi State Supreme Court.**

A word of thanks from Chris — “We’ve always appreciated the strong support of the all our friends in the Tea Party movement, including Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC which maxxed out to both our primary and run-off and now our legal defense fund, and helped raise more than $20,000 from its donors for this campaign.”

**Taking this to the Mississippi State Supreme Court to overturn the dismissal, and rightfully beating Cochran for a 3rd time will take your support. Will you chip in $5 or more? We MUST win Mississippi!**

But the truth is: the establishment cannot buy 40,000 illegal Democrat votes to win a Republican primary runoff and expect silence from the tea party about it.

Mississippi election law states, any voter who casts their primary ballot for a member of their party MAY NOT crossover and cast a vote in the other political party’s runoff election.

Thad Cochran’s hoping you forgot how:

 

 

1.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has abandoned its mission fighting Democrats AND they’ll spend more than $1 million in the next 6 days to protect its ‘obedient buddy’ Thad Cochran.

 

2.

Liberal money man Michael Bloomberg has helped raise a quick $2 Million for Cochran’s campaign efforts.

 

3.

Democrat spin-master, James Warren, worked for the Mississippi Conservatives PAC to forge its statewide plan to turn out votes for Cochran;

 

4.

The NRSC also blasted out emails accusing McDaniel of being a racist, a bigot, and a gaffe prone fool;

 

5.

The Mississippi Federation of College Republicans ousted its own executive director — Kolby Busby — when he voiced his support for McDaniel;

 

6.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee colluded with Cochran to blame McDaniel for photo-stalking Cochran’s wife.

 

And if that’s not enough, the smoking gun….

Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman, Rickey Cole is “willing to bet a steak dinner” more than one Democrat was scared into casting a second ineligible vote for Cochran.

After Dave Brat’s historic defeat of Republican Majority Leader and Obama collaborator Eric Cantor, the establishment Republicans and the Left have made no secret of their alliance to defeat you.

Mississippi, and the rest of the country MUST discover the truth about Thad Cochran, the establishment, and the Mississippi Primary election.

For Freedom,

Rusty Humphries

P.S. Will you chip in $5 or $25 or more to overturn the sham election and boost the Palin endorsed Chris McDaniel to victory?

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Establishment GOP Aids Cochran to Steal Primary Runoff


Cochrane GOP Est - McDaniels TP Conservative

John R. Houk

© August 29, 2014

 

On June 24th 194,932 votes to McDaniel’s 187,265, 2014 Mississippi had its runoff election in the GOP Primary between incumbent Establishment Thad Cochran and Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel. McDaniel won the first Primary but with less than 50% of the vote causing the runoff. In that runoff McDaniel led in the count a substantial amount then astoundingly Cochran pulled ahead and won 194,932 votes to McDaniel’s 187,265. In other words Cochran won by 7667 votes. The thing is those winning votes came under an incredibly suspicious manner. Out of McDaniel’s own pocket he investigated the ballots he legally forced to make available.  After McDaniel’s investigation was complete he discovered this:

 

“…a Chris McDaniel news conference in Mississippi, 25,000 votes were cast illegally for GOP incumbent Senator Thad Cochran.”  (Bold Text Added – McDaniel: Declare me the winner; By Cameron Joseph; SlantRight 2.0 intro by John R. Houk; Originally The Hill; Hill post – 8/4/14, SlantRight 2.0 post – 8/5/14)

 

McDaniel presented his case to the Mississippi Republican Party and they WOULD NOT VIEW OR LISTEN TO THE EVIDENCE! The State GOP wanted McDaniel to pack it in and give up to the Establishment Republican incumbent Thad Cochran. Now that is Establishment corruption at its height. There is obvious illegal action involved on behalf of Cochran. My God! Some Federal Justice indictments must come to someone involved in this voter fraud. Unfortunately a criminal investigation to sniff how far the fraud went up the Cochran Campaign chain probably would take some time which would entail a continued certification of Cochran’s November 4th election day participation.

 

Ergo McDaniel cannot depend on the wheels of criminal justice especially with a corrupt Dem Party Attorney General in Eric Holder. McDaniel is stuck with the power of civil courts to nullify the fraudulent votes. The Judge that is not under the influence of the GOP Establishment should be able to do one of two things: either force another runoff election or nullify the 25000 fraudulent votes thereby giving McDaniel June 24 victory over Cochran.

 

A Matthew Burke report I found at TPPN shows McDaniel’s intended future actions which includes a few more factual tidbits you may not be aware of as yet.

 

JRH 8/29/14

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EXCLUSIVE: Chris McDaniel: ‘People Need to See the Ugly Under Belly of Some Elements of the Republican Party’

 

By Matthew Burke

August 27, 2014

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Constitutional conservative Mississippi Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel told Tim Constantine on TPNN’s Capitol Hill Show on Wednesday, that Republican establishment-backed, 76-year-old Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign stole the recent runoff election in Mississippi, that he had proof, and hoped his current court challenge will not only overturn the election, but will allow people to see the “ugly, ugly under belly of some element of the Republican Party.”

McDaniel, who defeated Cochran, nicknamed the “King of Pork” in the prior Mississippi Senate primary, but failed to avoid a forced runoff vote because neither he nor Cochran passed the fifty percent threshold.

“They did steal the election, there’s no question about that,” McDaniel told Constantine. “They basically brought in 40,000-plus Democrats into a Republican primary. And that’s called Party Raiding,” he claimed.

McDaniel said that the Cochran campaign utilized “illegal votes” in the run-off election, and when his campaign presented the evidence to the Mississippi Republican Party’s executive committee, which is the process required, they refused to look at the evidence.

“Once we found the evidence, we attempted to take that evidence before the state Republican executive committee, which is what statue demands what we do,” McDaniel explained. “We took the information before the State Republican Executive Committee, and they refused to hear it, because it was too politically difficult, I’m assuming,” he charged.

 

RELATED:  VIDEO: McDaniel Launches Formal Challenge to Cochran’s ‘Dirty Tricks’ in Mississippi Senate Runoff

McDaniel said there is a hearing coming up on Thursday on a motion to dismiss, which McDaniel thought his campaign would win, allowing the case to move forward. A full hearing on the merits of McDaniel’s case is scheduled for September 16.

Constantine made the point that even if one assumes that every Democrat who voted for Cochran in the Republican primary would eventually vote for him in the general election, law would have allowed those same Democrats to vote three weeks earlier in the Democrat Party’s primary. “Legally, you cannot do that,” Constantine said.

“We found about 15,000 total irregularities, many of which are also ineligible voters,” McDaniel contended. “On top of that, there are approximately 2,000 absentee votes which will probably be disqualified as well,” he predicted.

The Mississippi Republican Party has a long history of being a classic example of a corrupt “good ole boys” network, led by RINOs like former Governor and current lobbyist Haley Barbour, who many credit as being the mastermind (along with his son) behind Cochran’s dirty tricks and despicable smear campaign against Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party.

 

RELATED:  VIDEO: GOP Establishment’s Haley Barbour Behind Thad Cochran’s Dirty Tricks

 

 

“We have already spent $200,000 on legal fees,” McDaniel revealed during the interview.

McDaniel issued a blistering condemnation to the Republican Party establishment and leadership, saying that if the problem of the election is not fixed, they have no business calling themselves the party of Ronald Reagan.

 

“I pray we’ll get justice. We need our chance to present our evidence. And the people of this country and this state need to finally see the ugly, ugly under belly of some elements of the Republican Party. And those elements, as bad as they’ve behaved, they have no business being the party of freedom or being Reagan’s conservative party.”

 

LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW BELOW:

 

VIDEO: Senator: ‘Election Stolen Unethically!’

 

Published by TPNNVideos

Uploaded on Aug 27, 2014

 

We all know politics is a dirty game, but the recent primaries in Mississippi have proven some will go above and beyond to stay in power. State Senator Chris McDaniel says he has proof of wrongdoing, and is taking his fight to the courts!

 

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Establishment GOP Aids Cochran to Steal Primary Runoff

John R. Houk

© August 29, 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Chris McDaniel: ‘People Need to See the Ugly Under Belly of Some Elements of the Republican Party’

 

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Commentary on ‘Death, Protest, and Guilt in Ferguson’


Burr Deming

Burr Deming – Could be my Liberal evil twin or I’m Burr’s Conservative evil twin

 

John R. Houk

© August 25, 2014

 

From time to time Burr Deming sends me a post from his blog. This is a response to the email with link to his podcast and a link to the podcast transcript.

 

Burr I actually posted my own sentiments on the Ferguson-Wilson-Brown shooting incident prior to reading the transcript (“Ferguson – Lamestream Media, Race Baiters and a Closer Truth”). Sorry about that. I apologize because after listening to the podcast then reading the transcript, my post might sound like a response to your post. It was not a response, but I believe it could have been.

 

Below I am adding some comments by paragraph in blue to your 8/18/14 post. BTW Burr how do you do that robot voice? Does it sound like that on the radio as well?

 

JRH 8/25/14

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Death, Protest, and Guilt in Ferguson

By Burr Deming on Aug 18, 2014 |

FU – FairAndUNbalanced

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When Scottie McCown died ten years ago, it did not cause a nationwide stir. Maryland paid little notice. There was not much attention paid in Baltimore, where Officer McCown had shot and permanently disabled a local teenager decades before.

 

The Baltimore protests in 1980 paralleled those we see today here in Missouri to one more deadly incident. Young black teenagers in America seem to continue as routine casualties. So it was in Baltimore three decades ago.

 

Riots had been massive in Miami at the acquittal of police officers who had beaten to death a motorcyclist after an eight minute chase. The cyclist was driving on a suspended license and likely had been trying to escape a fine.

 

I was living in the Baltimore area at the time. Like most area residents, I paid little attention to details. A 17 year old black kid had gone into a sub shop with a friend. He was unarmed. As he stood before the counter, he was shot in the back three times by a Baltimore city police detective.

 

There were raucous press events. Non-violent protests provided an outlet for rage. Baltimore authorities were mindful of the violence in Miami. They wanted to avoid similar racial conflict in Baltimore. A brief hearing was held. Officer McCown was fired, later sued for a million dollars by the young man and his parents.

 

Civil hearings quoted the conclusions of the lightning fast police review hearing. The officer had options:

 

He did not “identify himself as a Police Officer to the owner or employee of the Pizza shop and request they telephone for a back-up unit” or “accost the suspects, identify himself as a Police Officer, and conduct a stop and frisk.” Finally, “there existed insufficient facts and circumstances to warrant reasonable belief of imminent danger to himself.”

 

The difference McCown shooting of 17 year old Ja-Wan McGee and Darren Wilson shooting 18 year Michael Brown is that Wilson was clearly a police officer exiting his squad car because Michael Brown with his imposing size was belligerently walking down the middle of the street in defiance of city ordinance and Officer Wilson enforcing the rule of law by telling a the big man to go to the curb. It is my understanding that although Wilson was alerted a small time yet strong-armed robbery took place but at the time of telling Brown to get to the curb had no idea he was connected to the robbery. However I am certain I can surmise that Brown figured he was being accosted by the local police for stealing a box of cigars without paying.

 

Because of the Ferguson Police Department reputation for stepping over the line of law enforcement with Ferguson Black citizens, it is probably an assumption of Brown himself would be arrested and roughed up in the privacy of the police station. And since Brown was six-foot four-inches tall with the imposing presence of a football Defensive End, felt he could take on Officer Wilson before other Ferguson police officers came to assist in an arrest.

 

This is me not believing Black Community eyewitnesses and believing what has become public knowledge of the entrance wounds being the front part of Brown’s body. Ergo when Wilson proceeded to place Brown in the squad car to execute the standard procedure of checking on wants and warrants, Brown went to action. He grabbed Officer Wilson and pulled inside the squad car and began thrashing the officer’s head with his probable size comparable fists. Whether Wilson’s eye socket was actually broken or not is irrelevant, after the shooting Wilson went to the hospital for x-rays to see how bad the damage was to his face. This is indication that Wilson was pummeled enough that when Wilson broke free from the punishing grasp of Brown he had pulled Department weapon as much as for an enforcer as for self-protection. Rather than standing down Brown of his own free will charged Officer Wilson. Now I’m not a trained police officer, but if I was in a situation in which I escaped a pummeling and had a gun at my grasp, I would fire a barrage of bullets myself. Wilson’s mistake as a trained officer is that six bullets just might have been overkill.

 

I was not there though. Ferguson Police and perhaps even Officer Wilson had been involved in probable civil rights violations against the Black Community. Perhaps the first shot did not stop the Brown charge. So Wilson let fly five more rounds to make sure the youthful giant’s charging progress definitely ended. Perhaps a definite disabling of a huge male charge would make a probable hostile Black crowd think twice before engaging in mob action against Wilson and oncoming police officers. If the latter is true it would be the fault of the abuse of the Ferguson Police Department and a good reason for a civil suit as in class action rather than just Brown family vs. City of Ferguson.

 

Mitigating details were unimportant at the time. Nobody, myself included, had time for mitigation. An unarmed kid would never walk again. What could justify that?

 

A decade later, author David Simon briefly reviewed the case.

 

In the area of Erdman Street where the shooting occurred, robberies had been committed in which a small chrome pistol had been used. The detective had noticed a couple of young men in a familiar pattern, looking through the storefront window. The pattern was repeated several times. Were they casing the place? Only when most customers had left did they enter.

 

I think the situation in Ferguson was more of racial hostility than the prevention of a repeat crime that included a weapon. Again this is the fault of the governing structure of the city of Ferguson that encourage White favoritism and Black criminal profiling beyond the scope of the majority Black Community.

 

Detective McCown readied his own revolver, just in case. As one of the young men suddenly faced the shop owner, McCown saw the metallic flash. The shop owner had not yet noticed the mortal danger facing him. The detective fired three times, screamed at the accomplice to stand still, and yelled at the shop owner to call police emergency.

 

McCown was not a uniformed Officer. I understand he was a plainclothes Detective. I suspect a police Detective has a higher standard of training and accountability than a uniform Officer. AND YET he shot his weapon first and then scrutinized the situation. Shooting the Black seventeen year old without actually seeing a weapon is quite inexcusable. When McCown saw the glint of a metallic flash he should have unholstered his weapon as a precaution due the crime spree in that area of Baltimore but before discharging his weapon it was McCown’s responsibility to actually observe a weapon. After seeing a metallic lighter McCown could have gone whoops, thought I saw a chrome gun like in the robbery down the street and then holster his weapon.

 

Then he saw the metallic flash had been from a lighter. There had been no robbery, no accomplice, no mortal danger.

 

Simon makes the case that we, members of the public, are trapped in a fictional world in which no bad shooting can happen at the hands of a good police officer. Ambiguity is seldom a reality after the fact. But a lack of certainty is a fact of life in each professional moment of a fallible human. What Simon calls “the myth of perfection” haunts every incident.

 

It doesn’t matter that a shouted warning concedes every advantage to the gunman, that death can come in the time it takes for a cop to identify himself or demand that a suspect relinquish a weapon. It doesn’t matter that in a confrontation of little more than a second or two, a cop is lucky if he can hit center mass from a distance of twenty feet, much less target extremities or shoot a weapon from a suspect’s hand. And it doesn’t matter whether a cop is an honorable man, whether he truly believes he is in danger, whether the shooting of a black suspect sickens him no less than if the man were white.

 

– David Simon, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, 1991

 

The young man in Baltimore did not deserve to be shot. He did not deserve a life of partial paralysis. The officer did not deserve the public censure that became a part of his life.

 

A few miles from my home here in Missouri, 34 years later, a new police shooting has aroused community anger. Local resident Michael Brown has been killed on a residential street in Ferguson. He had just graduated from High School.

 

Just because Brown graduated from High School recently doesn’t mean he was not a thug. The confirmed video of him strong-arming the theft of cigars from a convenience store proves this. Does the public just look the other way because a teen is a thieving bully just because he is still viewed by adults as a kid at eighteen? That is more evidence of Liberal permissiveness for poor misunderstood social circumstances rather than the enforcement of social mores to prevent the entrenchment of a peer pressure disrespect for society and adults in general.

 

The demands for justice, to the extent that the demands are specific to this case, are premature. Justice without process is not justice. Judgment that comes before evidence is not justice.

 

Like I said enforcing social mores will a long way toward crafting a better society. The problem in this day of a polarized political spectrum, who decides what a better society is?  

 

My friend, liberal Michael J. Scott, is a former police officer. He makes a brief point: “… we don’t yet have the facts so I’m going to reserve judgement. [sic]”

 

This is an excellent point.

 

As those facts slowly dribble out, it has become difficult to compose a case that would justify the shooting. Was there an assault on the officer? Was Michael Brown sufficiently provoked by insult – Get the f*** out of the street – to react with violence? Did the young man decide that apprehension for an earlier forceful robbery was worth attacking a uniformed officer? Was there some other perceived threat?

 

Certainly this should not be socially unacceptable! However, it is symptomatic of both the liberalization of social mores, police unprofessionalism and abusing civil rights based on racist attitudes.

 

What is known so far obstructs the search for a reasonable explanation. The number of shots fired, the distances involved, the accounts of a young man with arms raised in surrender, all join to strain the imagination. The slow motion revelation of those details has not helped. The absence of evidence has itself become evidence.

 

Actually the exploitation of the lack of public evidence by a Left oriented media and race bating has been more of a problem for stoking the fires of rioting and looting. The absence of official public evidence is fairly standard procedure in criminal investigations especially when the media focuses on the crime. Too much info could damage a jury pool for both prosecution and defense in the civil rights of the accused. If it is determined there is sufficient evidence for a trial of a crime, it is better for a jury to hear and see the evidence at trial than before the jury is selected. If a trial option is not exercised then the public has the right to become apprised. Not releasing evidence after an investigation is concluded smacks of cover-up and robs the offended party or parties of the right of a civil case to review if a decision to not prosecute a crime was actually warranted.

 

And so there has been outrage. The initial reaction by police authorities to community anger leaves little to the imagination. The lack of distinction between legitimate protests on one hand, and attacks on police, or destruction or looting on the other, has been beyond justification. The relentless march of military level force, the armament and equipment, the early disproportionate response did little to help.

 

Believe it or not I actually struggle with this view. Many of my fellow Conservatives – especially with a Libertarian slant – find the militarizing of police departments to handle civil unrest an unacceptable law enforcement plan. It has all the appearance of a government police state dictatorship. My problem is that even with all the military hardware the City and State law enforcement basically watched as indiscriminate looting of stores took place. There was such a lack of shame by looters video feeds of the looting were all over television news and the Internet. With all the military looting the use of military hardware became worthless in the protection of private property. I am surprised store owners didn’t go to their stores with guns and begin to shoot the looters themselves. Think of the Liberal outcry then when people began to exercise their Second Amendment right to protect property with deadly force. The Left Wing Media would frame looters as martyrs and property owners as out of control gun owners. America must confiscate all guns so the tragedy of shooting looters never happens again on American soil. My GOD! Talk about a police state making the populace defenseless.

 

These were not the decisions of individual police officers. Those in charge seem to have achieved a complete disconnect from the consequence of their actions. What are we to expect when protest is necessary and peaceful protest is made impossible?

 

You see I don’t understand this scenario. I am guessing the assumption that peaceful protesters became a rioting mob because of the presence of military hardware sounds a bit weak to me. I think it is a better guess that the exposure of military hardware by civil police was put in place more of because of the mutual hostility between the racial profiling Ferguson Police and the weary of Police abuse Black Community. Other than tear gas what kind of military-style lethal force was distributed by the police with military hardware? I suspect a SWAT situation uses tear gas without the presence of military hardware, right? As it turned out the police did nothing to protect property even with the big dollar taxpayer paid military toys.

 

Mercifully, authority seems to have shifted to more responsible command.

 

Separating the actions of authorities from the initial shooting is not an easy emotional leap. But it is a necessary leap. In the fullness of time, as evidence bleeds forth, the truth surrounding the death of young Michael Brown will unfold.

 

Official ineptitude should not be part of that evidence.

 

I don’t know. Perhaps “Official ineptitude” should be a part of that evidence in the process of how rioting and looting became acceptable under the watching eyes of a police presence.

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Blog Editor Thoughts on Burr Deming’s blog FU – FairAndUNbalanced:

 

As far as Left Wingers/Liberals/Progressives go, I have a lot of respect for Burr. He pulls no punches on his political perspective yet I have not ever (or at least in my case) ending a conversation in a virulent excesses of profanity. I would be surprised if less informed Conservatives did not pull the same profanity stunt on Burr. In the end of a conversation stick to your guns. Agree to disagree and move on.

 

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Sunday Services in Pakistan


Pakistan Church Burning

Intro to ‘Sunday Services in Pakistan’

Edited by John R. Houk

August 16, 2014

 

Shamim writes about the incredulous hypocrisy of Pakistan’s school system especially as it affects religious minorities and worse – the girls of those minorities. I believe I found a decent website that explains how education works in Pakistan. The information was put together by a Pakistani whose name is Umbreen Sabir Mian. I find it fortunate he put together the data in English. Mian’s website info is based on a presentation he put together in 2011. Here are some excerpts that will provide a framework for Shamim’s report:

 

The educational system of Pakistan is among the least-developed in the world. The system was based on the British colonial educational system, which lasted until 1947. In that year, Pakistan gained independence as a result of the partition of the Indian subcontinent into the states of India and Pakistan. The colonial system was elitist; it was meant to educate a small portion of the population to run the government. Despite changes since independence, the Pakistani educational system has retained its colonial elitist character, a factor preventing the eradication of illiteracy.

 

Structure

 

There are 3 main sectors of education system in Pakistan.

 

 

>Formal Education

 

>Informal Education

 

>Religious Education

 

The provincial Education Departments are headed by their respective Provincial Education Ministers. The civil servant in charge of the department is the Provincial Education Secretary. The provinces are further divided into districts for the purpose of administration. The head of the Education Department in a district is Executive District Officer (EDO). Literacy Department functions separately in case of Punjab and Sindh only it is headed by Executive District Officer (EDO) literacy. In the Provinces of NWFP and Balochistan, literacy is the part of Education Department. The hierarchy then runs down to the District Education Officer, Sub-district Education Officer, Supervisors or Assistant Sub-district Education Officers.

At the grass root level (the union council level), Learning Coordinators (LCs) provide academic guidance as well as supervise the schools. The administrative structure has been decentralized under the Devolution Plan. Village Education Committees (VECs)/ School Management Committees (SMCs) have been set up in the provinces at grass root level.

 

Performance

Despite the intentions of the Pakistani government, the educational system has failed to eradicate illiteracy in the post-independence era. It has also failed to train an adequate number of professionals to meet the needs of the country in different fields, which has been a major hindrance to the nation’s economic development. …

 

…  The government privatized the schools nationalized in the 1970s. It also reversed the process of promoting Urdu as the language of education and encouraged a return to English language in the elite private schools. Finally, the government emphasized Pakistani studies and Islamic studies as two major fields in the curriculum. This was a shift from colonial education’s emphasis on British history and English culture and literature.

 

 

The government of Pakistan recognized that education is the basic right of every citizen; therefore, access to education for every citizen is crucial for economic development and for poverty alleviation. …

 

 

… The targeted groups for EFA goals belong to disadvantaged communities with minimal opportunities. These groups are highly vulnerable, without access to learning facilities, or public sector facilities, which are functioning at sub-optimal levels.

 

Female Education

The Pakistani educational system has demonstrated a discriminatory trend against women. This bias is evident in the pattern of literacy, which shows a strong correlation between gender and literacy rates. …

 

 

Despite all shortcomings of private education mentioned above, PIHS survey indicates that enrolment rates in public schools have declined since 1995-96 particularly a large decline has been observed in rural areas. It is generally perceived by parents that quality of education in private schools are better than the public schools, therefore, those parents who can afford prefer to send their children to private schools. These trends indicate that the public education system is unable to meet public demand for providing quality education in the country.  (Education system of Pakistan; Pakistan – Higher Education System)

 

 

I realize this was a quite lengthy intro to Shamim Masih’s report on the lack of education opportunities for Pakistani Christians. Many might even feel this is superfluous info and as such unneeded. The Pakistani who put the data together not unsurprisingly failed to mention anything about religious minority discrimination let alone Christian discrimination.

 

Actually the treatment of Christians in Pakistan is symptomatic of all Christians throughout the entire Muslim world. So read and become enlightened to what the Western World has been sticking their heads in the sand for quite some time. AND PLEASE SUPPORT SHAMIM MASIH WITH YOUR GENEROSITY.**  

 

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Sunday Services in Pakistan

Plight of Pakistani Christians

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 8/15/2014 7:08 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: When Church bells are ringing and you hear worship songs all around your surroundings on Sunday services, it sounds good. But it is only possible in a Christian country not in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In Pakistan, on Friday, you will find that people block the roads for Friday prayer near and around the mosques. Although it is said that mosque is not for prayer but a base for recruiting Muslim youths to engage in terrorist activities. It sounds that Pakistan has become the hub to control religious extremism and discrimination.

 

On the other hand, religious minorities have been targeted; colonies, villages were being burned, accused in false cases of blasphemy, victims of intimidation, forced marriages, and force conversions is seen in this country. New church buildings are restricted unconstitutional, and you cannot arrange religious gathering at your homes even. During the last few weeks; we started Sunday service at our home but our landlord asked me to stop this service because we live in Muslims’ surroundings. According to the report, the greatest levels of social hostilities toward religion felt in Pakistan. Social hostilities include armed conflict, terrorism, sectarian violence, harassment, intimidation or abuse motivated by religious factors. Harassment against Christians has been increased in the recent decade.

 

Government has imposed unannounced restrictions on religious minorities’ which include political restrictions, limit preaching, and construction of the new church buildings. On the other hand when a Christian is accused of blasphemy, the people of a neighborhood gather to punish the accused, burning him alive or lynching him. The police and the government have never punished such acts.

 

Education is basic right of every child and [the] state is responsible to provide basic rights to every citizen. Ninety percent of the Christian girls remain uneducated and indulged in household jobs.  They are being sexually harassed and then being forced to convert to Islam. If girls from the minority go to school they face discrimination. They are not only forced to study Islamic studies but forced to do manual jobs like cleaning in the schools while other girls remain in the class rooms. Iffat Nasim, headmistress of the Government Khadija Girls High School in Rawalpindi, is reportedly involved in extra-educational activities by indulging the Christian students in cleaning/washing classrooms, toilets, verandas/corridors for hours and preparing burgers/buns from Muslim students for earning money for her.

 

Parents of the different Christian students submitted an application to the District [Executive] Education Officer (EDO) Qazi Zahoor ul Haq. He conducted an inquiry but it was not in letter and spirit, rather [it was] swept under the carpet. Parents provided rotated clips and pictures even then no prompt action is being taken. The above mentioned activity not only depicts her interest in education, but also shows her discriminatory attitude towards the Christian community. This is not the end; discrimination against religious minorities is seen in every walk of life in Pakistan.

 

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