Intro to Brainwash-Propaganda & Communism


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© April 14, 2021

Brainwashing is a cultural device of all things Communist. Nations overcome by Communism have utilized brainwashing as an instrument of control ever since the first Communist state emerged in 1917 (THAT WOULD BE THE COMMUNIST STATE PRESIDENT REAGAN TERMINATED WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT!).

I ran into a post (complete with citations) at In Defense of Our Nation that divulges how tyrants utilize brainwashing through the vehicle of propaganda.

MY FELLOW PATRIOT AMERICANS, our nation and culture is under the current assault of brainwashing propaganda. If YOU do not learn to recognize the brainwash-propaganda, YOU will succumb to an infection far worse than the propagandized effects of the CCP Virus (aka COVID-19, Coronavirus, China Virus, etc.). This infection destroys Truth, Liberty, Religious Freedom and the individual will to think for yourself. Submission to the will of the State destroys these virtues once the cornerstone of the American Republic.

David Risselada shares how to recognize the brainwash techniques used to control YOU. BUT let’s be clear. This is a Communist virus aimed at OUR minds and the perpetrators are Dem-Marxists that fraudulently brought Beijing Joe and Commie Kamala as at least the figureheads of America’s current politburo oligarchy.

So, to understand the Communism’s present in America, you would do well to understand Communism’s past on the word stage. Dennis Prager gives a 5:41-minute primer on the political evil (amazingly not censored yet on Youtube). THIS SHOULD ALLOW YOU TO COMPREHEND America’s future if the Dem-Marxist transformation of America is allowed to come to completion:

VIDEO: Is Communism Moral?

Posted by PragerU

2.89M subscribers – Premiered Apr 12, 2021

Capitalism has produced freedom and crushed poverty. Communism has produced poverty and crushed freedom. So why is there still a debate as to which system is more moral? Dennis Prager explains.

MORE TO READ

And now … AN EDUCATION ON AWARENESS BRAINWASH-PROPAGANDA.

[Side note: Risselada utilizes information from famed Behavior Psychologist B.F. Skinner. In the process of source confirming I ran into the concept of Political Behavioralism which in my opinion could be incorporated into Risselada’s theme of brainwash propaganda:

JRH 4/14/21 (H/T The Sons of Liberty Media)

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To resist tyranny, you must recognize the propaganda

Brainwashing

By David Risselada

April 12, 2021

In Defense of Our Nation

President Biden recently announced his executive actions on gun control. While they may not appear to have any substantial effects to the casual observer, the stage is being set to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. Many of the actions taken by Biden, and the previous administration no less, violate the constitution’s ex post facto provisions. It is against the law to criminalize something which has been legal. The government cannot, for example, make owning an AR pistol brace, or a bump-stock, a criminal offense when they have been available to the public for years. Furthermore, unconstitutional agencies like the ATF have no legislating power to enact such laws. Any rule change they attempt to enforce is null and void unless congress passes a law. Taking it one step further, all laws which are not in sync with the constitution themselves, are meaningless and unenforceable. In typical fashion, people are responding to these executive orders, and any threats of gun confiscation, with vows of non-compliance. Will America be able to resist the coming push to eliminate the second amendment, or will they fall in line and comply? The past year has been a good indicator of America’s inability to resist tyrannical dictates.

The coronavirus psyop has shown the global elite that a well-crafted fear message, coupled with a massive media campaign, can influence and control behavior. Covid-19 was presented as a life-ending global pandemic which virtually no one questioned. Almost immediately, people across the country willingly complied with unconstitutional mandates to close their businesses and lock themselves in their homes. Shortly thereafter, local governments and major chain retailers began enacting mask requirements. The big lie meant to persuade people into compliance was asymptomatic carriers being the biggest spreaders of the mysterious new coronavirus; therefore, masking up meant you were saving lives. Throughout the course of the past year, Covid-19 data has proven to be controversial, at best. Numbers were constantly readjusted, hospitals were closing due to a lack of patients while we were told they were overflowing, the CDC admitted that all deaths were being labeled as Covid-19, and the PCR tests proved to be producing false positives. In Tulsa Oklahoma, (this writer’s hometown) The Health Department officially announced they would be adding “probable positives” to the case count which would inflate the number of cases, proving the whole thing is a lie. Despite the abundance of contradictory information and the lack of evidence proving forced mask mandates slow the spread of a virus, Americans continued to comply with the absurd. They simply did not take the time to investigate anything for themselves. If people refuse to research anything in the interest of their rights to not cover their face, how will they resist gun confiscation when the right crisis presents itself?

Americans have not yet realized they are subjects of an ongoing experiment in gaining compliance and are considered nothing more than stimulus-response animals. They fed us the stimulus of Covid-19, for example, watched how we responded and took notes. The human response to fear and crisis is well documented, and it has been proven the mind can be subjected to enslavement and submission through the creation of chaos and uncertainty (Meerloo, 1961, p. 19). Keeping people in a state of fear and hopelessness is essential in developing the conditions necessary for people to abandon their own sense of reason, and demonstrate a willingness to comply with tyranny (Meerloo, 1961, p. 30). This is a concept that can also be seen in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, where he says people will chance the unknown if faced with an uncertain, hopeless future. The susceptibility of the mind is a trait of human behavior which according to Meerloo, (1961, p. 8) has been understood since the 1930s. Through torture, belittlement, confusion, and isolation the spirit of resistance in most men can be broken and their behaviors, reduced to animal-like traits (Meerloo, 1961, p. 11).

America’s founders, in the declaration of Independence, recognized a fundamental truth of human nature that has proven itself to this day. People are willing to endure oppression as long as it is sufferable. Meerloo (1961, p. 18) suggests this is because men fill their minds with delusional thoughts of their tormentors letting up. As if no one can believe people would be so ruthless. When it comes to the coronavirus, it is hard to believe, for example, people could have the will to force society to mask themselves and dictate people close their businesses. It is just as hard to believe, when it comes to gun control, anyone could suggest passing laws that would empower criminals and punish only the law-abiding. The techniques of oppression were not as refined in the founder’s day as they are now.  Through Pavlovian and Skinnerian conditioning methods, control of the mind, as well as behavior, has become much more subtle. Coronavirus mandates, for example, were not forced on anyone. There were no laws passed making it a criminal offense for refusing to comply. People voluntarily agreed to follow unconstitutional dictates and eventually, it became the perceived norm.

Meerloo (1961, p. 36) states people find emotional relief when participating in some common action that is perceived as the greater good. Very few people were willing to step outside of the box and defend their liberty when it came to masking mandates, because the common perception was wearing masks saved lives. Asymptomatic carriers were spreading the disease, and according to the government, any one of us could have the virus and be completely unaware we are spreading it. This, as mentioned earlier, was the big lie. The fear of standing out and going against the grain became the control mechanism. B.F. Skinner (1971, p. 92) states the fear of disapproval can, in some instances, be a more effective form of control than a police state. When people put great effort into a certain action, it becomes a control mechanism. People were led to believe wearing masks was the virtuous thing to do. This created a dissonance of sorts and people solved this by justifying the action of wearing masks as a higher virtue. A willingness to surrender their own freedom for the benefit of others. This is referred to as effort justification (Maich, 2013). People, when feeling conflicted over certain issues, naturally seek to ways to alleviate it (Maich, 2013). The term effort justification describes the action of justifying the choice made, even though it may not align with the individual’s beliefs (Maich, 2013 [Blog Editor: Risselada’s link is bad. I found this: https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/wupj/article/view/1659/1038]). People initially knew wearing masks was not the right thing to do. It became a justified action because people didn’t know what else to do and wearing a mask when you know how ridiculous it is, requires great effort.

There are certain truths pertaining to human behavior that seem to repeat themselves. Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler write in their book, Nudge (2008, p. 37[Blog Editor: This is a bad link. Here’s another version: https://booksvooks.com/nonscrolablepdf/nudge-improving-decisions-about-health-wealth-and-happiness-pdf.html]), people wouldn’t know what to do with themselves when coming across information that contradicts their previously held beliefs. They claim that people simply do not think deeply enough about complex situations or every choice they must make and because of this, their behavior and choices are easily persuadable. They even allude to something that Skinner discussed. People have a tendency, according to Sunstein and Thaler (p. 58), to allow themselves to fall into established, predictable patterns for the sake of adhering to normality. This is referred to as collective conservatism and it is something we see every day, driven by the need to be a part of the group or perceived norm.

Another subtle, yet deceptive form of mental entrapment is something which is known about the human response to fear. In the textbook, The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century, the technique of fear-then-relief is discussed (p. 464). It is described as the persuader deliberately placing the targeted individual(s) into a state of fear and then abruptly removing that fear. Research has continuously shown that people are more compliant when in a state of relief. According to Meerloo (p.31), conditioned responses to fed stimuli may be accelerated when associated with this state of relief. In other words, people who are experiencing a great deal of stress or anxiety are much more likely to go along with tyranny if it relieves them of this comfort. Meerloo (p.18) alludes to the idea of Chinese peasants accepting communist doctrine because their life became so much easier opposed to resisting it. There was a sense of relief associated with no longer fighting the system because fear of being targeted by the communists had been alleviated. This concept of fear-then-relief fits well with the others mentioned above. It is a fundamental truth of what is known about human behavior. People are afraid to stand out and feel a sense of relief when they can just fit and go along with the crowd (Meerloo, 1961, p. 36).

Answering the question pertaining to compliance with gun confiscation, and America’s ability to resist rests in understanding the propaganda they will throw at us to achieve their goal. Gun owners have been demonized as militarized radicals and white supremacists. They are blamed every time there is a mass shooting and portrayed as selfish, uncompassionate people unwilling to surrender their so-called rights for the greater good. If absolute chaos broke out tomorrow, and the general perception was created showing everyday gun owners surrendering their guns in the name of public safety, would the individual be able to resist? If a never-ending stream of propaganda ran on the news depicting AR-15 owners as terrorists, and swat teams conducting raids against those who failed to comply, would the individual be able to resist? People, according to Meerloo (p. 36) can build up a defense to mind control if they understand the nature of the propaganda being used against them. Free men must not only understand the nature of this propaganda but what it is about our own minds that makes us so susceptible to the acceptance of a tyrant’s dictates.

“If we are to survive as free men, we must face up to the problem of politically inspired mental coercion, with all its ramifications.” (Meerloo, 1961, p. 7)

Alinsky, S. (1972) Rules for Radicals. New York. Vintage Books. Rules for radicals Saul Alinsky 1971 (mynacc.org)

Skinner, B. F. Beyond Freedom and Dignity. (1971) Pelican Books, Middlesex England. BF-Skinner-Beyond-Freedom-&-Dignity-1971.pdf (selfdefinition.org)

Maich, G., H., K. (2013) Reducing Cognitive Dissonance Through Effort Justification: Evidence from Past Studies and Daily Experience. Western Undergraduate Psychology Journal, 1. P. 1-6 1659-Article Text-3066-1-10-20180412 (4).pdf [Blog Editor: I did some digging to find the pdf. I pray it’s what Risselada had in mind: https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/wupj/article/view/1659/1038]

Meerloo, J. Rape of the Mind. (1961) Martino Fine Books. Rape Of The Mind : Joost Meerloo : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Perloff, M., R. The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communications and Attitudes in the 21st Century. (2017) Routledge, New York and London https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315657714

Sunstein, R., C. & Thaler, H., R. Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness. (2008) Caravan Books, Yale University Press. Richard_H._Thaler_Cass_R._Sunstein_Nudge_Improv. (14).pdf [Blog Editor: I found an Online version: https://booksvooks.com/nonscrolablepdf/nudge-improving-decisions-about-health-wealth-and-happiness-pdf.html]

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Intro to Brainwash-Propaganda & Communism

John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© April 14, 2021

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To resist tyranny, you must recognize the propaganda

© 2021 In Defense of Our Nation

ABOUT In Defense of Our Nation

David Risselada earned master degree in professional writing from Liberty University in October of 2020. He also has a bachelor degree in Social Work from Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. David has a unique insight into leftist thinking and the sociopolitical issues facing the nation because he was exposed to the social justice agenda while pursuing his education in Social Work. After being told he wasn’t fit for the field because of opposition to concepts like white privilege, he took to writing and researching to not only share his experience, but expose it as well.

THE “COVID PANDEMIC” WAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATION, GATEWAY TO GLOBAL COMMUNISM


I first became acquainted with the blogger Elgato Weebee via the WordPress account News By Weebee. I’ve notices the person hasn’t there since March 3. BUT I have seen Weebee shares on multiple Social Media platforms. So far Weebee appears to be sharing UGETube videos which I suspect are borrowed rather than original. (The lack of WordPress sharing might be due UGETube doesn’t embed on WordPress yet or at least I haven’t figured that out yet.)

 

Yesterday (3/16) I ran into Elgato Weebee UGETube post of “THE ‘COVID PANDEMIC’ WAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATION, GATEWAY TO GLOBAL COMMUNISM”. The video is an ingenious 58-minute mix of Globalist clips mixed with expose commentary (often in text form) relating to COVID and Communism.

 

JRH 3/17/21

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UGETube VIDEO: THE “COVID PANDEMIC” WAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATION, GATEWAY TO GLOBAL COMMUNISM

https://ugetube.com/embed/qLuix3nsyStiDpp

Posted by Elgato Weebee

Published on 15 Mar 2021 

 

The “virus” is mainly a psychological operation to take the World into a new way of life, a “new normal”, global tyranny, population reduction, replacing humans with moving bodies, part human, part machines… A world where real humans are no longer important, where all rights and privileges are for the controlling elites, a small group of people with all the power and all the money who rule the World. The “little people” like you and me, are becoming disposable.

 

A Challenge to Point out Communism in Dem Party Platform PT 1


John R. Houk

© October 25, 2018

I recently received criticism on a MeWe group for sharing a Justin Smith post entitled “Liberty First and Foremost”. The beginning of Justin’s essay said this:

 

The Democratic Party has grown to be the enemy within our country, and the communist Democrats working in federal positions are the same as foreign agents infiltrated into federal agencies, seeking to do whatever is needed to end this republic.

 

Chris Worth at this MeWe group said something to the effect he read equating the Dems to a “Communist” and decided the post was worthless and hence encouraged readers there was no need to read further.

 

That kind of irked me. So, I quipped he should read the Dem Party Platform to see the Communism dripping from the words.

 

Essentially Chris Worth called bull and challenged me to show where Communism was found in the Dem Platform.

 

Ergo the purpose of this post.

 

Responding to Chris Worth of LEFT VS RIGHT~DEBATE IS ON! FIGHT FOR YOUR CAUSE! On MeWe

 

The Democratic Party Platform is updated every 4 years corresponding to Presidential elections. The 2016 Dem platform true to Socialist/Communist ideology to fool the people, disguises their words to sound appealing, yet when compared to the less likely to disguise Socialist/Marxist agenda of making decisions rather than offering choices is quite apparent. The DNC Platform is 50 pages of disguised flowery promises impossible for the most part to accomplish without bankrupting government and/or taxing “We The People” so heavily that no one will ever manage their own affairs without government –cough– guidance.

 

Here’s a summary of the 50-page platform with a little added commentary:

 

Bioethics Issues

 

Supports appointing judges who defend abortion rights.

 

Opposes efforts to limit or prohibit taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

 

Opposes any laws that limit abortion.

 

Supports the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used for abortion services.

 

Supports free abortion and contraceptives for all women.

 

Supports “sexual and reproductive health and rights around the globe.”

 

Opposes the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to abortion throughout the developing world.

 

Here’s the Socialist/Marxist rub on “Abortion Rights”. There is NO WHERE in the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing a right to kill unborn babies for the primary purpose of exacting birth control for unwanted pregnancies. An “Abortion Right” was created by a majority decision of SCOTUS using a frankly UNCONSTITUTIONAL Living Constitution paradigm interpreting the Constitution NOT by what is written, instead ignoring what the Constitution should mean. The Living Constitution paradigm ensures an elite few rather than the Amendment/Convention of States process prescribed by the Constitution (See Also LexisNexus summary) to make the Rule of Law.

 

Dem Platform summary continued:

 

Criminal Justice Reform

 

Supports reforming mandatory minimum sentences and closing private prisons and detention centers.

 

Supports working with police chiefs to invest in training for officers on issues such as de-escalation and the creation of national guidelines for the appropriate use of force.

 

Encourages better police-community relations.

 

Supports requiring the use of body cameras.

 

Opposes the use of “weapons of war that have no place in our communities.”

 

Opposes racial profiling that targets individuals solely on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.

 

Supports a requirement to make the Department of Justice investigate all “questionable or suspicious police-involved shootings.”

 

Supports states and localities “who help make those investigations and prosecutions more transparent, including through reforming the grand jury process.”

 

Supports assisting states in providing a system of public defense that is adequately resourced and meets American Bar Association standards.

 

Supports reforming the civil asset forfeiture system to “protect people and remove perverse incentives for law enforcement to ‘police for a profit.’”

 

Supports removing barriers to help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully re-enter society by “banning the box” (persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record). Supports executive action to “ban the box for federal employers and contractors, so applicants have an opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications before being asked about their criminal records.”

 

Supports expanding re-entry programs, and restoring voting rights for felons.

 

Supports, whenever possible, prioritizing prevention and treatment over incarceration when tackling addiction and substance use disorder.

 

Endorses the use of effective models of drug courts, veterans’ courts, and other diversionary programs that “seek to give nonviolent offenders opportunities for rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration.”

 

Supports abolishing the death penalty.

 

This dreamy sounding police reform if read carefully, smacks of Big Government (i.e. The State, Big Brother, Comrade Leader, World Leader, Alphas, Chairman, Supreme Leader, Führer … Obama) control of local lives. Racism is bad, right? When race baiters begin victimizing the majority, who are the racists. What is the correct view of Social Justice? Is usurping or destroying property to mindlessly equalize a race or the poor for past wrongs of Justice or Injustice (socio-philosophy & Biblical  perspective)?

 

The Socialist/Communist/Democrat as evidenced by history and recent events spurred on by Dems and their acolytes (e.g. Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Militant LGBTQ, etc.). The so-called reforms for Criminal Justice are code words to enlist the disgruntled to control Americans that still respect the Constitution as the Rule of Law and remember sacrifices that has led America being a great nation.

 

Dem Platform Summary Continued:

 

Discrimination and Racial Issues

 

Supports ending discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

 

Supports promoting “racial justice through fair, just, and equitable governing of all public-serving institutions and in the formation of public policy.”

 

Supports removing the Confederate battle flag from public properties, “recognizing that it is a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future.”

 

Calls for a “societal transformation to make it clear that black lives matter and that there is no place for racism in our country.”

 

Supports U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

 

Supports adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 

Much of these flowery words are already covered by American Rule of Law. Key terms deceptively slipped in that probably most voters who agree that racism is bad and any form of discrimination against women is bad, probably don’t understand that “sexual orientation and gender identity” mean making the ungodly LGBTQ lifestyle normal ignoring the standard in Christian Morality noting such a life is NOT natural. The Left has used activist Courts for decades to AGAIN … transform society via the non-constitutional path of Leftist Judicial Activism and Leftist media brainwashing.

 

I’ve had a bit of trouble locating a web page charting American attitudes toward homosexuality. I suspect largely it is anathema to show how much Americans viewed the LGBTQ as a perverse lifestyle. Here is an article obviously supportive of homosexuality going through the “struggles” of being homosexual and the American Rule of Law: Being Gay Used to Be Illegal; 3/27/16.

 

I have mixed feelings on the old Confederate flag. While it is a symbol of America’s slavery past it is also a period in history which Americans deeply believed in their cause which divided America into its bloodiest war when American killed American (uncannily similar to the present – is there a Civil War emerging?).

 

Dem Platform Summary Continued:

 

Drugs and Drug Abuse

 

Supports the federal government removing marijuana from the list of “Schedule 1” federal controlled substances and to appropriately regulate it, “providing a reasoned pathway for future legalization.”

 

Supports states that want to decriminalize marijuana or provide access to medical marijuana.

 

Supports policies that will allow more research on marijuana, as well as reforming our laws to “allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty.”

 

Supports expanding “access to prevention and treatment, supporting recovery, helping community organizations, and promoting better practices by prescribers.”

 

Supports expanding access to care for addiction services, and ensuring that insurance coverage is “equal to that for any other health conditions.”

 

Such legislation should be along a State’s Rights issue. This is a case that the Federal government observe:

 

Amendment X

 

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

 

Dem Platform Summary Continued:

 

Education

 

Supports making community college free for all students.

 

Supports the federal government pushing “more colleges and universities to take quantifiable, affirmative steps in increasing the percentages of racial and ethnic minority, low-income, and first-generation students they enroll and graduate.”

 

Supports “ensuring the strength of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions.”

 

Supports refinancing of current student loan debt.

 

Supports simplifying and expanding “access to income-based repayment so that no student loan borrowers ever have to pay more than they can afford.”

 

Supports a student borrower bill of rights to “ensure borrowers get adequate information about options to avoid or get out of delinquency or default.”

 

Supports the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and loan discharge programs “begun by the Obama Administration.”

 

Supports the inclusion of student loans in bankruptcy.

 

Supports a moratorium on student loan payments to all federal loan borrowers.

 

Supports restoring year-round Pell funding.

 

Supports strengthening the gainful employment rule to ensure that for-profit schools enable students to complete their degrees and prepare them for work.

 

Supports the Department of Education using their oversight to “close down those for-profit schools that consistently engage in fraudulent and illegal conduct.”

 

Supports universal preschool for all children.

 

Supports efforts to “raise wages for childcare workers, and to ensure that early childhood educators are experienced and high-quality.”

 

Supports increased investments in afterschool and summer learning programs.

 

Encourages group mentoring programs.

 

Encourage states to develop a “multiple measures approach to assessment, and we believe that standardized tests must be reliable and valid.”

 

Opposes use of standardized tests that “falsely and unfairly label students of color, students with disabilities and English Language Learners as failing.”

 

Opposes the use of standardized test scores as basis for refusing to fund schools or to close schools.

 

Opposes the use of student test scores in teacher and principal evaluations.

 

Support enabling parents to opt their children out of standardized tests without penalty for either the student or their school.

 

Supports a national campaign to recruit and retain high-quality teachers.

 

Supports “high-quality STEAM classes, community schools, computer science education, arts education, and expand link learning models and career pathways.”

 

Supports ending end the “school-to-prison pipeline by opposing discipline policies which disproportionately affect African Americans and Latinos, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, students with disabilities, and youth who identify as LGBT.”

 

Supports the use of restorative justice practices that “help students and staff resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully while helping to improve the teaching and learning environment.”

 

Supports improving “school culture” and combating “bullying of all kinds.”

 

Supports expanding Title I funding for schools that serve a large number or high concentration of children in poverty.

 

Supports charter schools but opposes for-profit charter schools.

 

Supports increasing sexual violence prevention education programs that “cover issues like consent and bystander intervention, not only in college, but also in secondary school.”

 

This huge Education summary can be boiled down to reality! For such Education Reforms to take place the classic Communist principle of Wealth Redistribution will be forced upon American taxpayers. For Education Reform in this platform Americans capable of paying taxes will be thrust into poverty. Then OOPS! No more money to steal from taxpayers for the unsustainable Education Reform. Then what? The only way the Dems could maintain control of the government is to terminate the Constitution and institute rule-by-force. Then boom! The Utopian lies turn America into a totalitarian regime giving more to the government telling people what to support, how to believe and ultimately terminate Faith (meaning Judeo-Christian Morality) in favor of a government managed Secular Humanism.

 

VIDEO: Obama’s “Spread the Wealth Around” Marxist Economics

 

DiscoverObamaDOTcom

Published on Oct 27, 2008

 

And voters put Obama in Office for 8 YEARS when his agenda was transparently Marxist! MIND BOGGLING!

 

Dem Platform Summary Continued:

 

Faith-Based Organizations

 

Says: “We believe in lifting up and valuing the good work of people of faith and religious organizations and finding ways to support that work where possible.”

 

Now that is a load of lying donkey dung. It is the Dems and Dem supporters that condemn traditional (NOT RADICAL) faith based organizations for standing for traditional Christian Moral Values derived from the Bible (See Also Manhattan Declaration). It is the Dems and Dem supporters that fell in line with Judicial activist Judges who extra-constitutionally changed Constitution of the First Amendment from Freedom of Religion to Freedom from Religion in all taxpayer supported venues (Of interest: The Establishment Clause, Civil Religion, and the Public Church).

 

Dem Party rejection of faith as the backbone of American culture is evidence of Marx’s Stage Development Theory dream of marching toward Socialism ending in Communism.

 

Dem Platform Summary Continued:

 

Human Trafficking

 

Supports the “full force of the law against those who engage in modern-day forms of slavery, including the commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor of men, women, and children.

 

Supports increasing diplomatic efforts with foreign governments to “root out complicit public officials who facilitate or perpetrate this evil.”

 

Supports increasing the “provision of services and protections for trafficking survivors.”

 

If the Dems could ever be trusted in sincerity, this stand would be awesome.

 

END OF PART ONE

 

JRH 10/25/18

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Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda


Gay Agenda Demands

Accuracy in Media (AIM) sent an email explaining the real stats on homosexuality and transgenderism in America.

 

In America these alternate lifestyle morons can choose this ungodly immoral path. The U.S. Constitution guarantees these individual rights – even for the ungodly. HOWEVER, the Constitution does not guarantee or entitle the ungodly and immoral to force their views or lifestyles on other Americans – Christian or otherwise.

 

The height of bigotry is when America’s significant and huge non-LGBT majority is forced to comply to the designs and accommodations of the significant and tiny minority. I realize that is my opinion and I can hardly wait for the few homosexuals and Leftists that will barrage me with disparaging profanity.

 

God tells me to reject the lifestyle of the ungodly and that works for me:

 

22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. – Leviticus 18: 22 NKJV

 

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13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. – Leviticus 20: 13 NKJV

 

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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,[a] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

 

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

 

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

 

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

 

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

 

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

 

32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. – (Bold Emphasis is mine) Romans 1: 16, 18, 20-22, 24-28, 32 NKJV

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I am using the AIM email as an intro and/or summary to the report it is reporting which is by Peter LaBarbera. The LaBarbera Report looks at real stats and facts which Homosexual activists obfuscate or downright lie.

 

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AIM Special Report: Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda

 

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The mainstream media have promoted a number of myths about homosexuality and transgenderism, including that being gay has a genetic component. A new AIM Special Report by Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, explodes this and other myths that are harming American society by helping to promote the acceptance of sexual lifestyles that are both unsafe and immoral.

 

The LGBT media lobby is working overtime to convince Americans that gays are a major force in America, and that there are significant numbers of homosexuals and transgenders. In reality, these individuals account for about 3 percent of the population, yet have an oversized effect on popular culture and political correctness.

 

“Some researchers are coming forth with alternative theories linking the development of adult homosexual identity to childhood trauma, e.g., incest between twins or child molestation,” writes LaBarbera in the AIM Special Report. “Interestingly, two prominent openly homosexual TV personalities—CNN’s Don Lemon and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts—were sexually assaulted as boys by homosexual adult predators.”

 

In this report you will learn that:

 

  • The assertion that 10 percent of the population are LGBT is an unsupported myth.

 

  • Transsexual “sex reassignment surgeries” often do not produce happiness, and many of these individuals consider suicide post-operation.

 

  • LGBT activists are pushing radical “transgender” ideology on children, even to the point of encouraging underage kids to get body-destroying surgeries.

 

  • Children who are raised in homosexual and transsexual households are suffering.

 

Instead of the media promoting this “alternative lifestyle,” Americans desperately need the press to educate society about its inherent risks.

 

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Peter LaBarbera, contact Spencer Irvine at 202-364-4401, ext. 103, or preferably by email at spencer.irvine@aim.org.

 

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Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda

 

By Peter LaBarbera

August 19, 2016

Accuracy in Media

 

Warning: This report contains some offensive descriptions

 

The purpose of this report is to expose and refute some of the longstanding statistical lies and propagandistic myths of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement. With media support, homosexual and leftist activists now openly campaign to banish dissenting conservative voices. This dangerous dynamic gives the homosexual-transgender lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda, which now includes:

 

  • Levying large fines to punish Christians and traditionalists who do not want to participate with their small business in homosexual “weddings”;

 

  • Criminalizing pro-heterosexual change therapy for sexually confused minors;

 

  • Using the government to force schools and businesses to allow “transgenders”—e.g., men who think they are women—to use public female (opposite-sex) restrooms and locker rooms;

 

  • Using LGBT “nondiscrimination” laws to mandate that public schools and businesses punish anyone who does not adhere to politically-correct transgender-inclusive language—such as using “zir” instead of “her.” New York City now demands “respect” for 31 “gender identities,” including “genderqueer,” “third sex” and “pangender”;

 

  • Taxpayer-funding for horrifying, body-disfiguring “sex reassignment surgeries,” e.g., a woman having her healthy breasts surgically removed to look like a flat-chested “man,” or a man having his penis surgically destroyed to craft a makeshift “vagina”;

 

  • Allowing transsexuals into the U.S. military, and paying for their destructive, gender-bending “surgeries” in the name of “health care”;

 

 

  • Teaching very young children—even kindergartners—to accept homosexuality and the radical “transgender” idea that they can choose a “gender identity” that does not match their biological sex.

 

o awash is the public in pro-homosexual propaganda that a 2011 Gallup poll found the average American “guesstimated” that a whopping 25 percent of the population is “gay.” (Women and people under 30 put the number even higher, at around 30 percent.) The actual percentage of homosexual men, lesbians and bisexuals in the U.S. population is just 2.3 percent (see below).

 

The 10 Percent Myth

 

The “10 percent” myth is one of the most enduring propaganda claims of the homosexual activist movement. Concocted in the late 1970s by Bruce Voeller, founder of the National Gay Task Force (predecessor of today’s National LGBTQ Task Force), it was accompanied by the slogan, “We Are Everywhere.”

 

Thus, just as “gay” militants pressured and bullied America’s mental health professionals to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1973, they greatly exaggerated the homosexual population to expand their political power in subsequent years. And the media duly cooperated by promoting the statistical sham. For decades American reporters treated the 10 percent claim—a misreading of deviant, pioneering “sexologist” Alfred Kinsey’s discredited research—as fact, using it to “report” huge numbers of alleged homosexuals in society.

 

The 10 percent myth served its purpose of projecting enormous “gay” political strength when the movement was still weak. But study after study came up with estimates of the homosexual-bisexual population under 5 percent. A massive 2014 survey of 35,557 Americans by the federal National Center for Health Statistics dealt a death blow to the Ten Percent claim. It found that only 1.6 percent of those polled identified as “gay or lesbian,” while 0.7 percent said they were “bisexual.” In 2011 the pro-LGBT Williams Institute at UCLA estimated that 0.3 percent identified as transgender. Thus a combined estimate for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders in America is around 3 percent.

 

Born Gay?—No Way

 

Another popular “gay” activist myth is the notion that homosexuals are “born that way.” This convenient narrative—stoked for many years by LGBT advocates—takes morality out of the homosexual debate by suggesting that homosexuals are not responsible for their sexual behaviors because “being gay” is a genetic part of “who they are.”

 

From a scientific perspective, however, the “born gay” myth—like its bogus “10 Percent Gay” counterpart—has fallen on hard times. In the 1990s, talk of a “gay gene” was all the rage after then-closeted homosexual researcher Dean Hamer published a media-ballyhooed 1993 study in the journal Science purporting to find a “genetic marker” for male homosexual “orientation.” But Science could not replicate its own study, and other attempts failed as well. Now genetic homosexuality is no longer in vogue, although the possibility of a “gay gene” still excites reporters.

 

The most serious blow to the “gay gene” theory has come from identical twin studies. Once used to promote the idea of inborn homosexuality, they are now widely seen as demonstrating the opposite. Dr. Neil Whitehead, one of the world’s leading conservative researchers on the issue states:

 

“From six studies (2000-2011): if an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances that the co-twin has it too, are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”

 

“Because they have identical DNA [concordance on sexual orientation it] ought to be 100 percent” Dr. Whitehead told OrthodoxNet.com.

 

Childhood Trauma and “Gayness”

 

Finally, some researchers are coming forth with alternative theories linking the development of adult homosexual identity to childhood trauma, e.g., incest between twins or child molestation. (Interestingly, two prominent openly homosexual TV personalities—CNN’s Don Lemon and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts—were sexually assaulted as boys by homosexual adult predators.)

 

A 2015 study led by Keith Beard and published in the journal Cogent Psychology found that, “Same-sex sibling incest also significantly increased the likelihood that participants would self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning (rather than homosexual).”

 

Notably, the authors of the study took pains to issue a gay-affirming disclaimer: “Our results were consistent with the idea that the sexual orientation of adults cannot be changed.”

 

Is it not cruel to tell a man who was raped as a boy by an adult pervert—or seduced into incestuous sex by an older brother—that he is now destined to be stuck with a deviant and immoral sexual identity for the rest of his life? With so many ex-“gays” like Dennis Jernigan proclaiming freedom from past homosexuality, how can anyone—journalist, gay activist or scholar—claim that adults cannot change their “sexual orientation?”

 

The “Born Gay” Myth Is Still Popular

 

Tragically, despite growing evidence to the contrary, about half of Americans surveyed still believe that homosexuals are “born that way,” according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Gallup has polled on this and other homosexual issues every year since 1977. In that initial year, only 13 percent of Americans believed people were “born with” homosexuality while 56 percent cited a person’s “upbringing and environment” as the main causative factors. By 2013, those findings were reversed, and a record 51 percent of respondents believed homosexuals were born with that inclination while a record low of 30 percent cited environmental factors.

 

Such data shows the tremendous, suffocating power of the media to drive the “gay” debate. Now the same media are working overtime to mainstream transgenderism, which is also said to be an innate condition.

 

Homosexuals Can Change

 

There is no truth despised by homosexual activists more than the simple reality that people who once lived as “gay” or lesbian (or “transgender”) can change and live honorably according to the natural, created purpose of their bodies before God. Homosexual activists continue to assert that people cannot change their “sexual orientation”—ignoring the many testimonies of people like Stephen Black and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield who have overcome the pull of homosexuality in their lives. See this Mastering Life Ministries website for video testimonials of ex-homosexuals. Notably, ex-“gays” rarely get serious treatment in the media—rewarding the lobby efforts of powerful LGBT media pressure groups like GLAAD.

 

Now the pro-homosexual lobby, including leftist allied groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center—mislabeled as a “civil rights group” by news organizations—have taken it up a notch by pushing for state and national laws to ban pro-heterosexual change therapy for minors. Such anti-freedom laws now exist in California, Oregon, New Jersey, Illinois, Vermont and the District of Columbia. President Obama has endorsed a federal bill designed to ban so-called “conversion” (change) therapy for minors. This highly dangerous legislation would curtail the freedom of parents and children—including those victimized by homosexual predators—to pursue the healthy change they desire.

 

Dangerous “Sex Reassignment” Surgeries

 

Walt Heyer is a former transsexual who went through “male-to-female” “sex reassignment surgery” to become his female alter ego (“Laura”). Heyer was not “born transgender” but instead the childhood victim of some tragic circumstances—including a grandmother who dressed him up in fancy dress when he was a little boy. Now he has regained his natural male identity and urges gender-confused men not to go through the radical operations and hormone therapy to pursue a fantasy. See Heyer’s website, SexChangeRegret.com.

 

Heyer cites the testimony of Dr. Paul McHugh, the Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who shut down the university’s “sex reassignment surgery” program after studying the outcomes of men who went through the “sex change” operations compared to those who did not. Wrote McHugh in 2014:

 

“Most of the surgically treated patients described themselves as ‘satisfied’ by the results, but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery. And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”

 

Transgenderism Harms Children

 

Dr. McHugh saves his most devastating critique for those adults who would foist radical transsexual surgeries and hormone treatments on the very young and gender-confused teenagers (emphasis added):

 

“Another subgroup consists of young men and women susceptible to suggestion from “everything is normal” sex education, amplified by Internet chat groups. These are the transgender subjects most like anorexia nervosa patients: They become persuaded that seeking a drastic physical change will banish their psycho-social problems. “Diversity” counselors in their schools, rather like cult leaders, may encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery. Treatments here must begin with removing the young person from the suggestive environment and offering a counter-message in family therapy.

 

“Then there is the subgroup of very young, often prepubescent children who notice distinct sex roles in the culture and, exploring how they fit in, begin imitating the opposite sex. Misguided doctors at medical centers including Boston’s Children’s Hospital have begun trying to treat this behavior by administering puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous—even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility. Given that close to 80 percent of such children would abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated, these medical interventions come close to child abuse. A better way to help these children: with devoted parenting.”

 

To echo Dr. McHugh’s warning, the American College of Pediatricians, a pro-family alternative to the reliably pro-homosexual American Academy of Pediatricians, recently put out an outstanding statement, “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” which includes among its points:

 

  • Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous…

 

  • According to the DSM-V [the APA’s diagnostic manual for mental disorders] as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

 

  • Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.

 

  • Rates of suicide are 20 times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ—affirming countries.

 

  • Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthy is child abuse.

 

Children of Homosexuals and Transgenders Suffer

 

Homosexual activists rely on “gay”-authored research with sloppy methodology to claim that there is “no difference” between homosexual and normal, mom-and-dad households—and sometimes assert that “gay”-led parenting is superior to the traditional variety. But again, the facts suggest otherwise.

 

Writes Jamie Bryan Hall, citing the work of Catholic University sociology professor Dr. Paul Sullins, who analyzed data from the federal National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2013:

 

“Controlling for child sex, age, and race and parents’ education and income, Dr. Sullins finds that children of parents in same-sex relationships fare significantly worse than those of opposite-sex parents on nine of 12 measures of emotional or developmental problems and their use of mental health treatment. In general, children of parents in same-sex relationships are about two to three times more likely to experience such problems.

 

In his most extensive statistical analysis, in which he also takes into account relationship stability, stigmatization, and parents’ psychological distress, Sullins finds the prevalence of emotional problems among children living with same-sex parents to be 4.5 times as high as among children living with their married biological parents, three times as high as children living with a married stepparent, 2.5 times as high as those with cohabiting parents, and three times as high as children with a single parent.”

 

There are now many moving firsthand testimonies available from men and women who grew up in homes with homosexual or transsexual parents. See Dawn Stefanowicz’s testimony of life with her promiscuous “gay” dad, and Denise Shick’s story of living with a selfish, cross-dressing father.

 

Homosexuals and Health Problems

 

In every area of life, “gay” activists apply their egalitarian formula to posit a moral equivalence between homosexuality and normalcy (heterosexuality). But what Dr. Sullins wrote in 2004 remains true today:

 

“Like abortion, homosexuality is associated with increased problems of mental health and distress. Though rarely acknowledged in popular media or discourse, emerging epidemiological evidence in the past decade has clearly established a link between homosexuality and mental illness or emotional problems.”

 

The Obama administration’s successful campaign to allow male homosexuals to donate blood has exposed how the LGBT lobby is more concerned about scoring another “gay rights” win than protecting our nation’s blood supply. It is as if the many thousands of stories over the last few decades including those about the AIDS crisis—showing the high correlation between “Men who have Sex with Men” (MSM) and various diseases—had never been published. Consider these facts from the Centers for Disease Control CDC (emphasis added):

 

 

 

  • Hepatitis—“New research shows that gay men who are HIV-positive and have multiple sex partners may increase their risk for Hepatitis C.”

 

  • Shigellosis—“Anyone can get shigellosis but it is recognized more often in young children. Those who may be at greater risk include children in daycare centers, foreign travelers to certain countries, institutionalized people and people exposed to human feces through sexual contact.

 

 

More than 25 years ago, Americans were shocked as “gay” activists and educators introduced children’s picture books like Daddy’s Roommate and Heather Has Two Mommies to indoctrinate children into accepting homosexual behavior and “gay families” as natural and harmless. Now a new generation of very young children is growing up with picture books like My Princess Boy (available at Walmart.com) that popularize and glamorize extreme gender confusion.

 

Unless citizens demand an end to the media’s incessant promotion of the gay and transgender agenda, it will be too late to return America to a state of sexual sanity, in which the health and well-being of our children is protected, instead of being undermined.

 

Helpful Websites

 

American College of Pediatricians (ACOP)—A pro-family alternative to the pro-LGBT American Association of Pediatrics (AAP); Excellent resource: “Gender Ideology Harms Children”

 

SexChangeRegret.com—A website by former transsexual Walt Heyer

 

MassResistance.org—A site that does excellent work exposing LGBTQ activism

 

FactsAboutYouth.com—Produced by the American College of Pediatricians (ACOP)

 

NARTH.com and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity—Websites that present scholarly research from opponents of “gay” advocates; provide evidence for pro-heterosexual change through therapy; defend right to treatment for people seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions

 

Mastering Life Ministries—Features dozens of heart-warming ex-“gay” video testimonials and is founded by former homosexual David Kyle Foster; a Christian site that also contains resources on overcoming: sex and porn addiction, child sexual abuse and transgender confusion

 

CDC has a site on STDs and Gay & Bisexual Men—The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strongly pro-homosexual, but its reports provide ample evidence on the relationship between homosexual/bisexual behavior and disease. Start here.

 

RobGagnon.net—A site by Prof. Robert Gagnon, a leading authority on the Bible and homosexuality

 

Help 4 Families—A transgender resource, a Christian ministry to families of transsexuals headed up by Denise Shick, whose own father desired to be a woman

 

mygenes.co.nz—Dr. Neil Whitehead’s “My Genes” website; a leading site presenting academic research debunking genetic homosexuality; Dr. Whitehead is the author of My Genes Made Me Do It: Homosexuality and the Scientific Evidence

 

Public Discourse—Witherspoon Institute site with excellent essays on homosexuality and gender issues

 

Heritage Foundation—Heritage Foundation discusses family and marriage issues; has excellent public policy research

 

AmericansForTruth.org – Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) reports on and confronts the homosexual/transgender agenda.

 

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Peter LaBarbera is president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org), and a former reporter for the Washington Times. He can be reached by email: americansfortruth@gmail.com

 

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Is TB Joshua Mixing Voodoo & Chrislam?


Beware false prophets - wolf in Sheep clothes

John R. Houk

© March 31, 2016

 

In a recent email from Yurki1000, this question was asked:

 

Shalom John. Would you like to write about the Voodoo and Chrislam (and TB Joshua and the SCOAN)?

 

So exactly what is voodoo?

 

There are different types of voodoo depending on the influence of a region of origin. Rather than detailing the different types of voodoo I’ll use Wikipedia as a reference. Whether or not there are more forms of voodoo listed by Wikipedia or if the details are deficient, I don’t know or really care since I am a Christian.

 

Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo

 

… describes a set of spiritual folkways that developed from the traditions of the African diaspora. It is a cultural form of the Afro-American religions developed by enslaved West Africans and the FrenchSpanish, and Creole populations of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Voodoo is one of many incarnations of African-based spiritual folkways rooted in West African Dahomeyan Vodun. Its liturgical language is Louisiana Creole French, the language of the Louisiana Creole people.

 

Voodoo became syncretized with the Catholic and Francophone culture of south Louisiana as a result of creolization in the region resulting from the Atlantic slave trade. Louisiana Voodoo is often confused with—but is not completely separable from—Haitian Vodou and southern American Hoodoo. It differs from Vodou in its emphasis upon gris-gris, Voodoo queens, use of Hoodoo paraphernalia, and Li Grand Zombi. It was through Louisiana Voodoo that such terms as gris-gris (a Wolof term) and “Voodoo dolls”‘ were introduced into the American lexicon.

 

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Haitian Vodou

 

Haitian Vodou[1][2][3] (/ˈvoʊ.duː/, French: [vodu], also written as Vaudou;[4][5]/ˈvoʊ.duː/ Vodun[6][7] or Vodoun[6][8] /ˈvoʊ.duːn/; and Voodoo /ˈvuː.duː/) is a syncretic[9] religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called “vodouists” (Frenchvodouisants [voduisɑ̃]) or “servants of the spirits” (Haitian Creolesèvitè).[10]

 

Vodouists believe in a distant and unknowable Supreme CreatorBondye (derived from the French term Bon Dieu, meaning “good God”). According to Vodouists, Bondye does not intercede in human affairs, and thus direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondye, called loa.[11] Every loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life, with the dynamic and changing personalities of each loa reflecting the many possibilities inherent to the aspects of life over which they preside.[12] In order to navigate daily life, vodouists cultivate personal relationships with the loa through the presentation of offerings, the creation of personal altars and devotional objects, and participation in elaborate ceremonies of music, dance, and spirit possession.[13]

 

Vodou originated in the Caribbean and developed in the French Empire in the 18th century among West African slaves when African religious practice was actively suppressed, and enslaved Africans were forced to convert to Christianity.[14][15] Religious practices of contemporary Vodou are descended from, and closely related to, West African Vodun as practiced by the Fon and Ewe. Vodou also incorporates elements and symbolism from other African peoples including the Yoruba and Kongo; as well as Taíno religious beliefs, Roman Catholicism, and European spirituality including mysticismFreemasonry, and other influences.[16]

 

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Dominican Vudú

 

Dominican Vudú, also known as Las 21 Divisiones (21 Divisions), is a syncretic religion of Caribbean origin which developed in the Spanish Empire.

Beliefs

Dominican Vudú is composed of three divisions: the Indigenous American Division, whose spirits are of American origin (usually refers to Taíno spirits); the African Division, whose spirits are of African origin (usually Fon and Ewe spirits); and the European Division, whose spirits are of European origin (usually Spaniard and French spirits). The Indigenous American Division is one of the main features that distinguishes Dominican Vudú from other forms of Vodou.

Some major deities venerated in Dominican Vudú include:

… Dominican Vudú is practiced through a Tcha Tcha (“maraca” – which means rattle) lineage.[1] In Haiti, Vodou has come about and become more popular through another lineage known as the Asson. However, before the Asson, the Tcha Tcha lineage was the prominent lineage in Haiti. Thus the Tcha Tcha lineage is one of the oldest lineages within the Vodou tradition.[1]

Dominican Vudú practitioners are often called “Caballos”, but they are also known as Papa Bokos and Papa Loa(masculine); and Mama Mambos and Mama Loa (feminine). One who has obtained this title has gone through the last and highest level of initiation that can take anywhere between 3 to 9 days and nights as well as have spent a time working for READ ENTIRETY

 

West African Vodun

 

This article is about the West African religion. For other uses, see Voodoo (disambiguation).

 

See also: Dahomey mythology

 

Vodun (meaning spirit in the Fon and Ewe languages, pronounced [vodṹ] with a nasal hightone u; also spelled VodonVodounVodouVoudouVoodoo, etc.) is practiced by the Ewe people of eastern and southern Ghana, and southern and central Togo; and the Kabye people, Mina people, and Fon people of southern and central Togo, southern and central Benin. It is also practiced by some Gun people of Lagos and Ogun in southwest Nigeria. All the aforementioned peoples belong to Gbe speaking ethnic groups of West Africa.

 

It is distinct from the various African traditional religions in the interiors of these countries and is the main source of religions with similar names found among the African Diaspora in the New World such as Haitian VodouPuerto Rican VodúCuban VodúDominican Vudú; Brazilian Vodum; and Louisiana Voodoo. All of these closely related faiths are syncretized with Christianity to various degrees and with the traditional beliefs of the Kongo people and Indigenous American traditions.[1][2][3]

 

Contents

 

1 Theology and practice

 

1.1 Priests

 

2 Relationship to Bò

 

3 Demographics

 

4 See also

 

5 References

 

6 Further reading

 

7 External links

 

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Remember I am examining “voodoo” because of reputed West African TB Joshua. One of the criticisms toward Joshua is he is mixing voodoo with Christianity. I included the table of contents West African Vodun because if the accusation is true then Joshua most likely as a West African from Nigeria is dabbling into that lineage of voodoo.

 

Also Joshua is accused of mixing Islam with his theological practices as well hence the term “Chrislam”. So how do we describe Chrislam?

 

Wikipedia on Chrislam

 

Chrislam /ˈkrɪslɑːm/, is a pejorative term, defined by William Lane Craig as “neither Christianity nor Islam“,[1]referring to certain interfaith branches of Christianity and Islam. “Chrislamic” Christian sects would be those which reject the position of John of Damascus on Muhammad viewing him instead as an inspired Christian graced with the spiritual gift of prophecy. “Chrislamic” sects of Islam would be those which reject any interpretation of the Quran causing contradiction with the Christian Bible faith. The views are very similar to those expressed by the Nestorian Catholicos-Patriarch Timothy I of Baghdad in his famous “Apology for Christianity”.[2] Nevertheless, critics describe these sects as a new syncretic religion which mixes elements of Christianity and Islam.

 

 

Yoruba “Chrislams”

 

The most famous branches of Chrislam in recent years inspired by more agreeable elements of the Ansar movement of the Nation of Islam are two different religious movements in Nigeria, one called Ifeoluwa founded by Tela Tella in the 1970s and 80s[7] and another called Oke-Tude founded by Samson Saka in 1999. They are also known as The Will of God Mission or The True Message of God Mission respectively[8]

 

Ifeoluwa

 

Ifeoluwa comprises about 1,500 adherents[citation needed] predominantly in Lagos. As in other Chrislamic movements, its followers recognise both the Bible and the Qur’an as holy texts, and also practice “running deliverance,” a distinctive practice of spiritual running likened to Joshua‘s [Blog Editor: Biblical Joshua son of Nun and not TB Joshua] army circling Jericho, or the practice of Pilgrims circumambulating a Church for Palm Sunday or the Kaaba, and Jews around the Synagogue during Sukkot. In ancient Nestorian tradition, Ifeoluwa is still Sabbatarian with formal worship sessions being held three times a day on Sabat (Arabic for Saturday). This is seen as a suitable mid-way solution to avoid favouritism between mainstream Christians who worship on Sundays and mainstream Muslims who worship on Fridays.

 

However, in contrast to other Chrislamic sects, Tela Tella, while claiming to believe in both the Qur’an and the Bible, says they are incomplete, and is writing his own book called the “Ifeoluwa Book”.[5]

 

Tela Tella claims that an angel of God came to him and told him that he gave him the mission and the name “Ifeoluwa: The Will of God Mission”.[5]

 

In Ifeoluwa there is an annual pilgrimage to The Mount of Authority, where the people pray for three days, and other annual festivals put on by Tela Tella. Tella also leads the singing of hymns during the Saturday service. Tella claims that these hymns were revealed to him by the angels Gabriel and Michael.[5]

 

Ifeoluwa has very strict regulations that Tella calls commandments. These commandments deal with behavior, morality, discipline, how to dress, what not to eat and how to eat it, and hygiene and purity. Tella says that these commandments were given to him when he was on the Mount of Authority.[5]

 

Oke Tude

 

Oke Tude is slightly less recognisable to mainstream Christianity, resembling more interfaith worship with three different sessions or services that take place on Sunday. The first is a Muslim session, then a Christian session, and finally there is a joint session that Saka leads. During this he stresses the similarities between Christianity and Islamic beliefs.[5]

 

READ ENTIRETY

 

gotQuestions.org on Chrislam

 

Question: “What is Chrislam?”

Answer: Chrislam is an attempt to syncretize Christianity with Islam. While it began in Nigeria in the 1980s, Chrislamic ideas have spread throughout much of the world. The essential concept of Chrislam is that Christianity and Islam are compatible, that one can be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time. Chrislam is not an actual religion of its own, but a blurring of the differences and distinctions between Christianity and Islam.

 

 

While it is undeniable that there are many similarities between Christianity and Islam (and Judaism, for that matter), Chrislam ultimately fails because Christianity and Islam are diametrically opposed on the most important of issues – the identity of Jesus Christ. True Christianity declares Jesus to be God incarnate. For Christians, the deity of Christ is a non-negotiable, for without His deity, Jesus’ death on the cross would not have been sufficient to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the entire world (1 John 2:2).

Islam adamantly rejects the deity of Christ. The Qur’an declares the idea that Jesus is God to be blasphemy (5:17). Belief in the deity of Christ is considered shirk (“filth”) to Muslims. Further, Islam denies the death of Christ on the cross (4:157-158). The most crucial doctrine of the Christian faith is rejected in Islam. As a result, the two religions are absolutely not compatible, making Chrislam a concept both Christians and Muslims should reject. READ ENTIRETY

 

CompellingTruth.org on Chrislam

 

Chrislam is a modern-day attempt to blend the teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam. Historically, Chrislam began under a Nigerian leader named Tela Tella in the 1970s. It recognizes both the Bible and Qur’an as holy books and reads from both sources during its gatherings. Likewise, both Christian and Muslim holidays are celebrated as equal. God and Allah are considered the same god.

 

 

Both biblical Christianity and traditional Islam reject modern attempts of Chrislam. The Bible teaches there is one God (Genesis 1:1) and that Jesus Christ is the only way to God (John 14:6Acts 4:12). Islam rejects the idea of Jesus as divine, rejects the Christian view of God as Triune, and rejects the Christian belief in salvation by faith alone. These two religions logically contradict one another in numerous ways. The only way in which these two belief systems can be blended into one is to choose only those beliefs that fit one’s preconceived notions or to reinterpret both the Bible and Qur’an to fit a particular agenda.

 

 

Some have begun calling interfaith gatherings in the U.S. that involve combined worship services with Muslim and Christian elements Chrislam. Theologically, this label is accurate, though these participants are not connected with the movement in Nigeria and would likely reject the label.

Ultimately, however, Christians must be aware that the blending of Islamic worship elements with Christian worship is to be rejected (Jude 3). Instead, Muslims need a clear example of Christians who stand firm in their faith, present the biblical view of Jesus Christ, and live the teachings of the Bible. Only then will the biblical gospel message be clear to Muslims who seek salvation. READ ENTIRETY

 

If TB Joshua is mixing Islam with Christianity, he is in danger from Muslims demanding Quranic purity or else. I wonder how Joshua would fair in the hands of the Nigerian Islamic terrorists Boko Haram?

 

Frankly I have had a bit of difficulty locating any of the actual practices of TB Joshua mixing Voodoo and Islam with Christianity EXCEPT from those who have been disaffected from Joshua’s ministry. Joshua can easily claim the sour grapes argument to criticize these detractors. NEVERTHELESS, that does not mean Joshua’s detractors are actually misrepresenting or lying about Joshua’s practices. It does mean a bit of a Joshua’s word vs. detractors’ word has to be weighed.

 

Also Joshua’s detractors have complained about cult-like practices which I might note, have similarities to other Christian cult spin-offs such as the Jim Jones cult (simple, clinical and historical), the Branch Davidian cult or various Mormon polygamous cults.

 

Here is an example of a former Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) minister sharing his experiences in private out of fear for his life from TB Joshua which reminds me of the scenarios of the cults in the above links:

 

Malawian staff of SCOAN accuses TB Joshua of faking prophecies

 

Respected Nigerian prophet, TB Joshua, has come under heavy bombardment from staff members of his church in Malawi who have accused him of making fake prophecies as well as stealing medical records of their former President, Bingu Mutharika and converting them into his death prophecy, making fame for himself along the way, reports My Zimbabwe.

 

The report that is making waves on social media in the East African country, adds that Joshua asked his trusted staff to get him the late president’s medical records in 2011 when Muthurika was suffering from a serious a terminal disease and with it, came out with his 60 Day Death Prophecy.

 

This is how the popular online site captured the story:

 

“More than 3 months before TB Joshua ever opened his mouth, back in November 2011, Mutharika’s health and his impending demise were public knowledge such that the President would several times come out telling people, “I am not dead yet.”

 

Furthermore, in the days and months running up to President Mutharika’s death on April 5th, 2012, the Malawian president was regularly consulting the preacher on many things and documented letters reveal this fact.

 

Mutharika’s deputy at the time, Joyce Banda, who would soon afterwards replace him, also frequented the preacher’s private residence where she would secretly engage TB Joshua weeks before he made his prophetic claim as the church’s videos show.

 

Banda was at the time at war with her boss, Mutharika, the latter who was also seeking to fire her from government and so she would privately confide with Joshua.”

 

What do you make of this allegations? (Malawian staff of SCOAN accuses TB Joshua of faking prophecies: The social media in Malawi is agog after some staff of Prophet TB Joshua accused him of fake prophecies; By Isaac Dachen; pulse.ng; 11/20/15)

 

There is a reason Isaac Dachen placed an as positive spin as possible to the bad news of TB Joshua being exposed. An example many critics of Joshua are metaphorically face-slapped for their criticism. A couple of years ago when one of Joshua’s ministry buildings collapsed from too much occupancy killing over 80 individuals, many Joshua critics hollered for an investigation especially when the structure was ruled in violation of construction protocols for several floors that would not be able to bear the weight. Joshua did not concur with the ruling but blamed a mysterious plane seen by no one flying by and causing the building collapse. One of those critics was a respected minister whose name is Rev. lsaac Owusu Bempah. Joshua’s attack machine immediately began the attack machine of the reverend’s credibility by impugning him with a how dare you attack:

 

T B Joshua’s Man Blasts Owusu-Bempah

 

THE credibility of Rev. lsaac Owusu Bempah, General Overseer of the Glorious Way Chapel as a man of God has once again been questioned by Pastor Alan Kwesi Nazantra, a senior pastor of the Redemption Gospel Ministry, a Navrongo based church.

 

Rev. Owusu Bempah’s call on Christians to be wary of the head pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) after the collapse of the latter’s church in Nigeria, seems to have surprised and angered the Navrongo pastor.

 

“I was completely shocked and sad when I read in the dailies that Isaac Owusu Bempah had cautioned Christians to be wary of Prophet T. B. Joshua, founder and leader of SCOAN. I just could not believe that Bempah would go to that extent. Is he a true man of God”? Pastor Nazantra quizzed.

 

According to Pastor Nazantra, a true man of God at this time would have prayed and sympathized with the deceased persons’ family. He continued that it was wrong for Bempah to have attacked the person of Prophet T. B. Joshua at a time when the church was faced with the death of persons from different parts of the world, who had gone there to seek the face of God.

He wondered why Rev Owusu Bempah is always quick to attack T. B. Joshua without any provocation from their Nigerian counterpart. “Is he Owusu Bempah telling us that he is the only man of God in this country? Why does he continue to attack T. B. Joshua when the man has not offended him in anyway? Pastor Nazantra quizzed.

Continuing, he condemned Rev. Owusu Bempah and others who attacked T. B. Joshua for not being able to prophesy about the collapse of his church hostel. He said true men of God understood that it was not always that God revealed everything to his prophets.

“Prophet Elisha as mentioned in the Bible in the book of 2Kings Chapter 4: 8-37, at one time prayed for a barren woman who went ahead to deliver a son. The said son later fell sick and died, which God did not reveal to Elisha.

 

The mother, upon the child’s death, went back to Elisha to seek God’s face and actually declined to tell the Prophet what had befell her as she approached him. It was when she got to him that she announced the death of the son to him. What would have been said about Elisha’s prophecy today, if he were with today’s generation? Pastor Nazantra asked.

He termed as a disgrace the claim by the Ghanaian reverend that the unfortunate incident, and the subsequent deaths of people at SCOAN Church Headquarters in Ikotun, Lagos State, was an act of human sacrifice.

 

READ THE REST (Bold text is by Blog Editor – T B Joshua’s Man Blasts Owusu-Bempah; Ghana Trade)

 

As is typical of people who impugn the wrong person for speaking the truth the good Pastor Nazantra failed to relate the rest of the story about the dead son, the once barren woman and Elisha. Here it is:

 

20 When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. 21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out. 22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and come back.”

 

23 So he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.”

 

And she said, It is well.” 24 Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, “Drive, and go forward; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.” 25 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel.

 

So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman! 26 Please run now to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?’”

 

And she answered, It is well.” 27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, she caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to push her away. But the man of God said, “Let her alone; for her soul is in deep distress, and the Lord has hidden it from me, and has not told me.”

 

28 So she said, “Did I ask a son of my lord? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me’?”

 

29 Then he said to Gehazi, “Get yourself ready, and take my staff in your hand, and be on your way. If you meet anyone, do not greet him; and if anyone greets you, do not answer him; but lay my staff on the face of the child.”

 

30 And the mother of the child said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her. 31 Now Gehazi went on ahead of them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice nor hearing. Therefore he went back to meet him, and told him, saying, “The child has not awakened.”

 

32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the Lord. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36 And he called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite woman.” So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, “Pick up your son.” 37 So she went in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; then she picked up her son and went out. (Bold text added by Blog Editor – 2 Kings 4: 20-37 NKJV)

 

Pastor Nazantra tried to allude that not all prophets get the full revelation of God on upcoming events thus trying to protect the reputation of TB Joshua. However, Pastor Nazantra fail miserably that God indeed honor the promise made through Elisha that she would have a son. And even though every mother’s nightmare occurred losing a son in death before her own did happen, the power of God flowed through Elisha and raised her son from the dead fully alive and well.

 

The rest of the story that Pastor Nazantra failed to share is actually one of the great revelations in the Bible of the power of faith. Please notice the Shunammite woman never agreed with the appearance of death even though her son did die. Instead, when her husband asked why she was visiting Elisha so hastily she simply answered, “It is well”. When Gehazi went to meet her before her arrival before Elisha, Gehazi obeyed Elisha and asked her if everything well with her, her husband and her son. She answered, “It is well”. When Gehazi went ahead of the Shunammite woman and Elisha then report back to the soon arriving Prophet his report was, “The child has not awakened.”

 

Gehazi did not say, “Bad news boss, the child is dead.”

 

Then Elisha prayed and acted in an eccentric manner by stretching himself twice on top of the boy who awakened from dead – WELL!

 

According Pastor Nazantra’s analogy TB Joshua should have utilized the anointing of God as a Prophet and raise the 80 or so dead victims of the faulty structure from the dead just as Elisha did in faith.

 

Now in full disclosure, I am one of those Charismatic-Pentecostal Word of Faith guys that are so heavily criticized for faith that the Word works just as much now as it ever has. But I have to tell you. There are people that exist who take on some mantle of ministry and deceive people with false prophecies, fake healings and twisting the Word of God for self-aggrandizement. Then fool people to give to his ministry under false pretenses. If TB Joshua does do this, God knows the truth. Again if that was the case, the Bible is clear a judgment will be exacted upon those who knowingly misrepresent God Almighty.

 

Honestly I know very little about TB Joshua so I do want to be careful before I outright pronounce him a pretentious faker out to exploit people of their finances and property.

 

With that said I suggest that one judge the fruit of TB Joshua not to convict him Judgment, that is in God’s realm. Rather judge his fruit to decide under the guidance of the Holy Spirit moving on your Redeemed new creation inner man if you should associate with TB Joshua.

 

Below is the edited email sent by Jyrki as a starting point to examine TB Joshua. I added a little of my thoughts as the Blog Editor.

 

JRH 3/31/16

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Voodoo & Chrislam (and TB Joshua and the SCOAN)

 

By Yurki1000 (aka Jyrki Soini)

Sent: March 29, 2016 11:17 AM

 

A Cocktail of Christianity Voodoo and Chrislam

 

Joshua’s critics, including prominent pastors in the country who don’t deny that he heals people. But they say he draws his power from indigenous African occultism, not from the Holy Spirit.

One person who has stayed silent about Joshua until now is Bayo Ajede, a 37-year-old man from Lagos who served as Joshua’s assistant for four years. In 1996 Ajede ran away from The Synagogue–fearing for his life–and eventually became a Christian. He decided recently that he must warn others about the source of Joshua’s power.

“People need to know that Satan can also perform miracles,” Ajede said. “The Bible says that in the last days even the elect will be deceived.”

Ajede claims Joshua never converted to Christianity and that he mixes Islam and African folk religion with Christian doctrines. Ajede also claims that when he worked at The Synagogue, Joshua used incense, candles, “magic writing” and demonic power to work miracles.

 

http://www.globalwatchweekly.com/articlea24mar16.htm

 

Did He Prophesy about Brussels?

 

March 24, 2016

Global Watch Weekly

 

Temitope Balogun Joshua

2 photos TB Joshua

 

Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963), commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian prophet and televangelist. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a religious organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.

He has been awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was recognised as one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine and listed among the world’s most famous people by the website thefamouspeople.com. He was recently ranked among the world’s most famous prophets in history by American website Ranker.

Joshua is known for his popularity across Africa and his online presence, with 2,000,000 fans on Facebook and the most subscribed Christian ministry channel on YouTube which has amassed more than 120 million views. As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria’s third-richest pastor.

 

The Nigerian preacher has found plentiful earthly rewards for his ministry. In June 2011, Forbes estimated Joshua to be have a net worth of between $10-15 million. He has also developed friends in high places, including the late former Ghanaian president John Atta Mills and Julius Malema, the leader of South Africa’s left-wing opposition the Economic Freedom Fighters. His church has given much to charity: Forbes estimated that Joshua gave more than $20 million to causes including the rehabilitation of former Niger Delta militants between 2008 and 2011, and Joshua founded a Lagos football academy named My People FC, one of whose graduates, Ogenyi Onazi, now plays for Italian club Lazio.

According to Manji Cheto, Nigeria analyst at political consultancy Teneo Intelligence, “pastor-preneurs” like Joshua have struck a chord among Nigeria’s lower classes, who long for the lifestyles that their preachers have. “A lot of people that he attracts are working-class Nigerians, some very poor, and middle-class Nigerians either aspiring to retain or increase their wealth,” says Cheto. “That sort of miracle-working pastor, who has gained notoriety and is a bit of a celebrity, those are the sort of people he would appeal to.”

 

On Trial For Major Tragedy

 

The case relates to a tragic incident on September 12, 2014. A Lagos guesthouse belonging to Joshua’s church, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), collapsed, killing at least 115 people, including 84 South Africans who had traveled across the continent for one of Joshua’s renowned healing services.

 

The South African government reacted angrily to the event, calling on Nigeria to conduct a thorough investigation. Eventually, in July 2015—10 months after the incident—a Nigerian coroner ruled that SCOAN was culpable of criminal negligence, since the structure had more floors than the foundation could hold, and that those who built the guesthouse should be investigated. The Lagos state ministry of justice indicated its intention in November 2015 to charge the SCOAN’s trustees, of which Joshua is one.

For their part, Joshua and the SCOAN rejected the coroner’s findings as “unreasonable, one-sided and biased.” The Nigerian mega-preacher and his church maintained the collapse was connected to the presence of a mysterious aircraft, which they alleged had been circling the building prior to its collapse.

Even if Joshua is found guilty of criminal negligence, his reputation will not be damaged among his legions of devoted followers, according to Maria Frahm-Arp, an expert in Pentecostal Christianity at the University of Johannesburg. “Right from the beginning, he’s been spinning this story of this mysterious airplane and the idea that this was an attack by Satan,” says Frahm-Arp. “The court can find whatever the court finds, but it’s going to be seen [among Joshua’s followers] as an attack by Satan to try and undermine and discredit him.”

 

One wonders how a man who claims to know so much about people and their misfortunes could not predict the collapse of a building under his nose, killing the very people who came to him for hope.

 

TB Joshua promotional photo

TB Joshua promotional photo

 

Holes in His Claims of Prophetic Revelation

 

Joshua also claims to have prophesied in advance the occurrence of multiple world events, from the death of Michael Jackson, to the shooting down of MH17 in Russian airspace, to the November 2015 attacks in Paris.  However it his claim about the recent events in Belgium which have cast serious questions about his sincerity.

 

Go to his website at http://www.scoan.org/media/prophecy to see their specific reference to Brussels.

 

The blog https://tbjoshuawatch.wordpress.com has been following Joshua for years and provides the following insight.

 

The last 24 hours we’ve been grieving for the people who are injured or bereaved as a result of the horrific attacks in Brussels, however during this time TB Joshua’s media team were hurriedly searching the archives to piece together a video (seen below) to claim he predicted it. Well we were right, but what they came out with was rather underwhelming, the gist of it was:

A French country should watch out, evil people are in town looking for an assembly to launch an attack, a lot of people will die.

 

 

[Blog Editor: Next are two videos. The first video is of TB Joshua giving a vague prophecy that more French people would die after the Paris attacks. This video is unedited. The second video is an edited version that provides the appearance that Joshua correctly prophesied that acts of terrorism would occur in Belgium. The comparison is bad news for TB Joshua because it shows a bit of exploitation to self-aggrandize himself when clearly he was off the mark about the victimized nation. Then the succeeding paragraphs analyze the two videos to prove this very point.

 

I’m skipping all that to get to the portion that is scary. That part is explaining Joshua’s penchant for Chrislam and the occult.]

 

A Cocktail of Christianity Voodoo and Chrislam

 

Joshua’s critics, including prominent pastors in the country who don’t deny that he heals people. But they say he draws his power from indigenous African occultism, not from the Holy Spirit.

One person who has stayed silent about Joshua until now is Bayo Ajede, a 37-year-old man from Lagos who served as Joshua’s assistant for four years. In 1996 Ajede ran away from The Synagogue–fearing for his life–and eventually became a Christian. He decided recently that he must warn others about the source of Joshua’s power.

“People need to know that Satan can also perform miracles,” Ajede said. “The Bible says that in the last days even the elect will be deceived.”

Ajede claims Joshua never converted to Christianity and that he mixes Islam and African folk religion with Christian doctrines. Ajede also claims that when he worked at The Synagogue, Joshua used incense, candles, “magic writing” and demonic power to work miracles.

On an altar in Joshua’s bedroom, Ajede said, the mysterious prophet kept a Bible, a Quran and an occultic book. Joshua also boasted that he could visit members of The Synagogue in their dreams.

“[Joshua] used to say he was the Jesus for the present age,” Ajede said. “He would say that God had passed over the Jews and had raised up a black Christ.”

When Christian magazine, Charisma, confronted Joshua with such claims, he denied knowing Ajede. When asked about magic writing, Joshua scribbled some marks on paper and said he possesses the gift of spiritual language. “This [writing] is purely divine. The human hand cannot write it,” Joshua said.

Photographs obtained by Charisma prove that Ajede lived and worked at The Synagogue. Also, Ajede’s current pastor, Ladi Thompson, of Living Waters Unlimited Church in Lagos, said he has indisputable evidence that Ajede worked for Joshua.

“It has been confirmed by people who saw [Ajede] regularly during those years,” Thompson said. “T.B. Joshua is lying through his teeth.”

Ajede said he lived in a cultlike environment while serving as one of Joshua’s handpicked disciples. He slept in The Synagogue with 16 men in the same room, and they were told not to eat meat or fish, he said, “in order to have more spiritual power.” They were also forbidden to leave the compound. “We were told that something terrible would happen to us if we ever left,” he said.

Another man from Lagos who served Joshua as a disciple from 1991 to 1995 told Charisma that he constantly had nightmares while living at The Synagogue. He also confirmed that Joshua used soap and palm leaves to heal people and sometimes swatted away demons with loincloths.

“He did many things that were not biblical, but I thought he was of God because he used the name of Jesus,” said the man, who requested anonymity because he fears reprisals from Joshua.

“I was becoming a spiritual captive there,” the man added. “I was becoming subservient to the spirits that ruled that place.”

Many charismatic Christians side with Joshua. Since the mid-1990s they have flocked to The Synagogue from Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. They come in large tour groups and are offered housing on the expansive compound, which is equipped with a dining hall and bread factory.

When visitors arrive they are shown videotaped scenes of Joshua praying for the sick. The videos also include glowing endorsements of Joshua’s ministry from international church leaders.

 

SCOAN

 

[Blog Editor: “SCOAN” are the letter representing the Synagogue Church of All Nations. I’m not sure for the reason Jyrki provides the exact same link as just above unless it was to point to the article’s explains what “SCOAN” is.]

 

http://www.globalwatchweekly.com/articlea24mar16.htm

 

Emmanuel TV

 

[Blog Editor: The Emmanuel TV link below is a Christian television network from Nigeria promoting the ministry of TB Joshua.]

 

http://emmanuel.tv/

 

[Blog Editor: The About Page to Emmanuel TV provides what appears to be the mission of a legitimate Charismatic-Pentecostal ministry, yet from what I have read about TB Johnson the legitimate sounding mission does not match his practices. Here is an About Page excerpt:]

 

About Us

 

Who we are

 

Emmanuel TV is a television station with one way and one job. The way is Jesus and the job is to talk about Him to others through words and deeds. Our motto is: Changing lives, changing nations and changing the world. God’s Word is the most effective instrument for change. The people hear and change. Nations hear and change. The world hears and changes.

 

Emmanuel means God is with us! (Matthew 1:23) Watch Emmanuel TV and witness the power of God in action. God keeps giving us plenty of evidence to believe in Him. (About Us [i.e. Emmanuel TV])

 

[Blog Editor: The below link is to Emmanuel TV’s YouTube Channel.]

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/scoanvideos

Luckily God’s children can’t be deceived. “IF POSSIBLE”

 

http://biblehub.com/mark/13-22.htm

 

[Blog Editor: The above link will take you numerous parallel versions of Mark 13:22. I will excerpt the first three versions as an excerpt:]

 

Mark 13:22 

 

Parallel Verses

 

New International Version
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

New Living Translation
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.

English Standard Version
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

 

Blessings

Jyrki

 

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Is TB Joshua Mixing Voodoo & Chrislam?

John R. Houk

© March 31, 2016

 

Of potential interest:

 

http://www.charismamag.com/site-archives/154-peopleevents/people-and-events/758-church-leaders-still-at-odds-over-credibility-of-faith-healer-tb-joshua

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2608411/Nigeria-preacher-Healer-controversial-leader.html

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Voodoo & Chrislam (and TB Joshua and the SCOAN)

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Any text or links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

 

© Yurki1000

 

Newbill: Thoughts on NOT Voting for Obama


BHO Burning Constitution

 

 

Here are some email musings by Tony Newbill that are excellent reasons NOT to vote for Barack Hussein Obama. Be sure to look at his links to comprehend with clarity his point.

 

JRH 10/27/12

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President Obamas Over Regulation is costing the Middle Class 1.75 trillion a Year!!!!

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/19/2012 11:07 AM

 

Read where the Middle Class is getting screwed by Obama Regulation Policy and where we can Balance the national DEBT in 8 years without one single cut to Entitlement spending!!!!!! OMG, are we STUPID or what?  Being safe is fine but at a cost of 1.75 trillion? Hell that’s 18% of GDP with no benefit to supply expansion to lower inflation cost of Living. Come on Mr. President you have to be smarter than this???

 

Scroll down to the segment about: “Regulations” where Senator Mike Johanns Talks about an Obama regulation COST PER YEAR of 1.75 Trillion:

 

http://www.agweb.com/farmjournal/article/where_the_candidates_stand_on_agriculture/

 

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Redirect the Way Money is invested NOW!!!!

 

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/19/2012 11:48 AM

 

Redirect the Way Money is invested NOW!!!! First by reversing this ANTI-growth policy ….

 

President Obama’s Over Regulation is costing the Middle Class 1.75 trillion a Year!!!!

 

Read where the Middle Class is getting screwed by Obama Regulation Policy and where we can Balance the national DEBT in 8 years without one single cut to Entitlement spending!!!!!! OMG are we STUPID or what?  Being safe is fine but at a cost of 1.75 trillion? Hell that’s 18% of GDP with no benefit to supply expansion to lower inflation cost of Living. Come on Mr. President you have to be smarter than this???

 

Scroll down to the segment about: “Regulations”   Where Senator Mike Johanns Talks about an Obama regulation COST PER YEAR of 1.75 Trillion:

 

http://www.agweb.com/farmjournal/article/where_the_candidates_stand_on_agriculture/

 

And then by enabling small and Big Business to innovate the solutions needed to stabilize this Threat to Humanity!!! The U.S. Government Warns: High Food Prices To Hit Americans Hard

 

http://moneymorning.com/ob/u-s-government-warns-high-food-prices-to-hit-americans-hard/

 

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RE: President Obamas Over Regulation is costing the Middle Class 1.75 trillion a Year!!!!

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/20/2012 8:10 PM

 

It’s all about this Perception that the Policies President Obama is implementing are designed to cause destabilization. Read the last part of this article like the last paragraphs; it talks about the need for destabilization to cause a SHIFT. And it will come with the collapse of the dollar as world trade currency. Everything they relate to in this article is pointed at the economic system and that is all about the Dollar and its Representation of our system called Capitalism that supports a Free Market system that these Globalists all see as standing in the way of their ability to bring the Fundamental Change Obama wanted and told us all about in 2008.

 

Toward the end of this and actually all through it, are talks about these elites causing some kind of event to open the door for a SHIFT – check it out:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/08/opinion/gilding-earth-limits/index.html

   

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Paul Ryan Makes a Great debate with President Obama on Taxes and …

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/21/2012 10:34 AM

 

Paul Ryan Makes a Great debate with President Obama on Taxes and How Obama says Raising taxes when the Economy is Facing major head winds is the Wrong Approach, and today is no different than 2 years ago, because we have a Food Inflation Situation on the Horizon that Obama is not even taking into Consideration and is Not doing anything about; like enabling innovative solutions to alter this lack of supply in food production. Mitt Romney’s Plan will!!!  

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/29/transcript-of-president-o_n_442423.html

 

We have to Take this SERIOUS and Obama Is Not Leading this Demand with Solutions!!!!!!

 

U.S. Government Warns: High Food Prices To Hit Americans Hard

 

http://moneymorning.com/ob/u-s-government-warns-high-food-prices-to-hit-americans-hard/

 

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Why Hasn’t President Obama placed More effort into developing this Energy???

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/22/2012 8:09 AM

 

http://libertyinvestor.com/2012/10/22/energy-from-the-earths-core/

 

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I bet Romney won’t do this if he’s President

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/23/2012 8:04 AM

 

I bet Romney won’t do this if he’s President.  It’s a disgrace against all those who have been defending the USA!!!!! Oh I guess it’s the Chickens coming home to roost isn’t it?!!!! 

 

http://www.investigativeproject.org/3777/a-red-carpet-for-radicals-at-the-white-house

 

You want to talk about a very serious issue regarding the way Women want to feel secure in knowing they have a President looking out for their Communities, families and children’s best security Concerns? Then this has to be the thing that needs to be stopped NOW with the elections of a President that will not BOW DOWN like this!!!! How can you consider this being a defense of U.S. Women, Men and children? We the people did not start this. Tell us – why we deserve this kind of Leadership? That’s just a salt being rubbed in the wound of a nation’s people that just want to be left alone.

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Expose the Fake Transparency of the Obama Administration

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/23/2012 7:52 PM

 

John this gal needs to be in an ad to expose the fake transparency of the Obama Administration???  This is so not presidential for a Sitting President to be doing this to the Journalists who are educated to seek the truth for you and me and all of we the people??? 

 

Obama is running around shutting everyone up that will say anything.  You throw this censorship into the Mix and we gotta Totalitarianism Administration on our hands Big Time. Because why censor the people when you just have to censor the ones that Inform the people? LOL Oh Yeah….. Read what this Award Winning Journalists has to say about our President:

 

http://amberlyonlive.com/amber-lyon/

 

http://amberlyonlive.com/2012/10/16/president-obama-has-turned-journalists-into-criminals/

 

Here’s the Low down on the Journalist’s plight on seeking the truth about the President’s FAILED foreign Policy in the Middle East:

  https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1lxXzaxIu3h6nmJnit0oHb_LEVgOdfrypn_B0VDVm1cA

 

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A little trickle down totalitarianism with the Truth?

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/23/2012 9:56 PM

 

Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/business/media/white-house-uses-espionage-act-to-pursue-leak-cases-media-equation.html?_r=0

 

Obama’s War on Journalism:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-kennedy/calling-out-obama-for-his_b_1303783.html

 

Obama targets journalists:

 

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/09/journalists_casualties_in_the_war_on_whistleblowers/

 

 

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Obama Economic Plan and Inflation, Jobs and Supply Expansion

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/24/2012 11:25 AM

 

This economic Plan of Obama’s does nothing to address the areas where Inflation is telling us we need Jobs and supply expansion, but instead allows Ideological Bureaucracies to DICTATE how and where the Money for investments is to be spent and create JOBS … What you have then is a Politically driven supply-side system that will run YOU OUT OF SUPPLY because LOOK at how the Environmentalists are DICTATING SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMIC ANTI-GROWTH POLICY while they and the Obama CZARS are constantly talking about the need for ZERO Growth and Global Population Controls. Don’t you think that’s a dangerous ideology to be vesting and consolidating power into these kinds of Policy makers????

 

http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/obamas-fdr-plan-exposed/

 

You and I and everyone will become JUST Numbers in these Ideologue’s Minds, and this proves that with the exposure of how Obamacare really will assimilate your treatment. Think John; look at the Records of how the Obama CZARS think. They are the Mechanism that Operates Obama. Obama said, “Judge Me by the People I surround myself with“. For crying out loud John don’t be fooled!!! Here’s the guy that wrote the OBAMACARE Bill:

 

http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/tag/ezekiel-emanuel/

 

Ezekiel Emanuel told CNN recently “personalized medicine is a myth,” he was fully reflecting the worldview of the authors of health reform.

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Obama and UN: Redistribution of Wealth

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/25/2012 9:25 AM

 

The  Mechanism of  Redistribution of Wealth  that both Obama and the UNITED NATIONS is cited in these articles.

 

The results of this Fundamental Transformation Obama Says on the stump that, “We Have Come Too Far Now to Turn Back to the Old tired ways of the Bush Years of failed Economic policies,” will  ACTUALLY be one of Reduced supply as the Free Market driven by the Consumer Driven demand will be Controlled by the Global Governments as they substitute the Free Market Currency in their transactions with the Central Banks’ Game Plan – One World Currency called the SDR:

 

http://www.batr.org/negotium/102412.html 

 

And at the same time Obama and the United Nations Global Tax Initiative that Obama supports. See here:

 

Opinion: In Second Term, Obama Will Allow UN To Tax Americans

http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2012/10/08/opinion-second-term-obama-will-allow-un-tax-americans#ixzz2AJpfjssG    

 

[Obama-UN] Will be taking Capital Formation away from the Free Market, shrinking the supply and causing a collapse of the capital system dropping all the control over resources  into the laps of these Global Central Banks and Governments. And they will be able to squeeze societies’ rate of consumption there by reducing what they consider the Cause of the Destruction of Earths Eco System. And in the process they will also accomplish their goal silently of Depopulation through a reduction of the Supply Abundance that Directly Effects the Human Life span, while convincing everyone that it’s all good that the Eco System is Healing. As this Obama CZAR adviser talks about here: 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/world-population-resources-paul-ehrlich

 

Obama supporter and Depopulation proponent like Obama CZARS  Ted Turner: I Think It’s “Good” U.S. Troops are Killing Themselves

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLdgAfX9tw

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If Gas Prices Skyrocket Expect another U.S. Credit Downgrade

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/25/2012 12:37 PM

 

If you want Gas Prices to SKYROCKET to mathematically stall growth to cause a further down grade of the US Credit system then ARM and work with The radicals in the Middle East to destabilize the Free market world pricing system.

  

(Goal of the  Obama Environmentalist Marxists Ideologues  to collapse Capitalism and save Earth from Consumer driven free markets) 

 

Beck: ‘Something Is Very Very Wrong Here!’ Clare Lopez – Ex-CIA Officer

 

http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2012/10/beck-something-is-very-very-wrong-here-clare-lopez-ex-cia-officer-2444430.html

 

Stocks slip after downgrade rumor

 

http://money.msn.com/market-news/post.aspx?post=67e581d2-b8be-4de3-809e-955cb53f4c72

 

The Coming Global Disorder

(About the Author: Bret Stephens is the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal and the author of the paper’s “Global View,” a weekly column.)

 

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-coming-global-disorder/#

 

Voting Against President Obama – IS ABOUT STOPPING THIS EGREGIOUS ERRONEOUS IDEALOGICAL BUREAUCRACY THAT IS RUNNING OVER THE UNITED STATES PEOPLE’S RIGHTS, THEIR LIBERTIES AND THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE A JUST GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, and has no regard as to how they are Spending the People’s MONEY!!!! This Administration has made it CLEAR they DO NOT ANSWER TO WE THE PEOPLE and therefore we need to REPLACE and RESTORE our REPRESENTATION THAT DOES THIS!!!!! 

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Romney Platform for Global Peace

Use the Element of Supply and Abundance Like JFK

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/27/2012 8:21 AM

 

Romney wants to use the element of Supply and Abundance as a Platform to build Peace around the world Again Like JFK did.

 

[Editor: Obama wants to use the element of Redistribution.]

 

Obama is really good at figuring out how to get something from producers for nothing or very little; hence the Grant Foundation, nonprofit world of finance. His record shows this is where he has spent most of his time making his living [Editor: i.e. living as Community Organizer]. So considering he is conflicted by most of these kinds of institutions’ policies of ANTI-growth initiatives he cannot be a Creator of supply-side economics because his philosophy is skewed.

 

Obama has No BUSINESS being a Majority interest policy maker because of this limited economic philosophy, let alone this being a major conflict on world economics being the Platform for Supply-side Abundance being the Path towards Peace Like his Predecessors like Kennedy had used in their peace policy before him.

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Child Indoctrination Video Alert: Blame Your Parents if Obama Loses the Election

 

Tony Newbill

Sent: 10/27/2012 11:24 AM

 

http://vimeo.com/52195925 [Or http://youtu.be/zKAaR0tJLo4]

 

If you look in between the rhetoric you can find the plan of domination of the minds of children to bring about the fundamental transformation the elite  Environmentalist Marxist Bolsheviks want to take control of everything with ….

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Edited by John R. Houk

We Should Suppress Palestinians Rather than Give them a State


Dry Bones Arab Spring & Jew-Christian Hatred

 

John R. Houk

© December 7, 2011

 

Western nations led by America, EU, Russia and the UN have been pressuring Israel to cave in to allowing a new State to arise from their Biblical Land for Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. As brutal as it sounds I believe Israel should drive Muslim Arabs from Judea-Samaria and Gaza to Jordan and Syria. Jordan especially was carved out of the original British Mandate for Palestine as a gift to the Hashemite family for aiding the British to victory in WWI over Turkey (then the Ottoman Empire). The British awarded the Hashemites other carved out areas as well; however the Mandate for Palestine was created with the purpose of restoring Jews to their homeland. Take note this was BEFORE the Holocaust that murdered approximately SIX MILLION JEWS. In recognition that the majority population of the area was Muslim and Christian Arabs, the huge Mandate for Palestine was intended to create an Arab State separate from the Jewish State.

 

Incidentally the Christian Arab population was much greater in Palestine Mandate days than they are now. Does anyone know why? It is because from the time that Arabs that call themselves Palestinians became recognized as a political entity the Muslim majority in Judea-Samaria began persecuting the Christian minority. Christian Arabs have responded by leaving traditional areas of population concentration (like Bethlehem) for safer places to live. PA-Hamas-Hezbollah propagandists have attempted to bend statistics that Israel is the fault for Christian Arabs leaving Judea-Samaria and that Christian Zionists (i.e. Evangelicals) are spreading propaganda that Islam is the reason for Christian Arabs leaving their homes. The actual truth is that Islam is to blame, the Christian Arab population in Israel has tripled and Evangelicals are countering the propaganda of Islamic terrorists. Malcolm Lowe utilizes statistics to shine a light on the blatant manipulation Muslim propagandists are using in creating lies.

 

Islamic terrorists are real big on using propaganda to lie their way into a sovereign Palestine on Jewish land. The propaganda has been so successful that Western governments are trying to kowtow to the terrorists by telling their citizens that stealing Jewish land and giving it to Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will bring peace to the Middle East.

 

Western governments are failing to tell the truth that Arabs in the Jewish territories, that their education and media are training Arabs – from cradle to the grave – to hate Jews and American Christians. Here are five example clips from Al-Aksa TV (Hamas) of how Jews are portrayed to Muslims courtesy of MEMRI TV.

 

Why in the world is our American government joining three other Western entities to nearly bludgeon Israel into accepting a sovereign Palestine State right alongside the Israeli border? This Palestine will be controlled by the Palestine Authority which ultimately will include Hamas controlled Gaza. The Palestine Authority is just as devilish in propagating Jew and American hatred as Hamas. Unless the Islamic terrorists accept the existence as a Jewish State and cease from brainwashing Jew-hatred, the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will NEVER cease from a having a violent society with the primary ethic of killing Jews and destroying Israel.

 

JRH 12/7/11