PLANNEDEMIC BOMBSHELL! CDC INFLATING COVID INFECTION RATES AT LEAST 16 TIMES

Federal order counts probable cases as confirmed

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Plannedemic Bombshell! CDC Inflating COVID Infection Rates At Least 16 Times

During a May 18, 2020 meeting between the Collin County, Texas Commissioners Court, officials detailed a new method for counting COVID-19 cases.

Infowars’ Alex Jones and Rob Dew break down the footage, along with other evidence, showing the State of Texas and others are being directed by the CDC to inflate infection numbers.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the smoking gun when it comes to the coronavirus hoax.

At the Collin County meeting, Aisha Souri of the county’s epidemiology department explained how the state’s revised definition for COVID-19 probable cases allows for those labeled as “probable” carriers to be counted as “confirmed cases.”

CDC/NIH document showing the New Case Definition for COVID-19 patients.

“So, for a confirmed case it stays the same, you still just need PCR [lab results]. But, now they’ve added a probable case definition. So, that still gets counted towards the case count. It’s different, it’s not ‘confirmed,’ it’s ‘probable,’ but it’s still a case,” she said.

Souri continued, “Meaning, if you use another testing method, not PCR, and if you have close contact with a confirmed or probable case – and if you did that lab work that was not a PCR you could be considered a case with or without symptoms.”

CDC/NIH document showing the new Probable Case Definition for COVID-19.

In another segment of the video, the epidemiologist went over a diagram showing how one “confirmed” COVID case who had contact with sixteen individuals would be counted as a total of 17 COVID cases by the CDC under the new “probable case definition.”

CDC/NIH document shows new definition for “Probable Case Definition” for COVID-19.

Next, Collin County Judge Chris Hill said the state of Texas “elected to adopt this new probable definition.”

He went on to describe how people with minor symptoms will now be counted as actual COVID cases, saying, “If you have a subjective fever and you have a headache, and you live in Collin County, you now meet the qualifications to be a probable COVID patient. It is remarkable how low the standard is now.”

“If you have one of the major symptoms, you have a cough or you have shortness of breathe, and you live in Collin County, then you can satisfy the definition for a probable COVID case,” he noted. “But I’m very concerned that we absolutely could see the numbers jump very rapidly in a way that is actually not indicative of what we’re seeing here in the community in the Public Health Department.”

The definition for COVID deaths was also updated, as Sauri told the Collin County Commissioners Court, “previously, prior to this definition, it was only if you had a positive PCR result that you would be counted as someone who died related to COVID-19. But now, lab testing is no longer required to be counted towards that.”

Meanwhile, coinciding with this artificial inflation of COVID-19 cases, mainstream media is hyping up the “second wave” of coronavirus, even claiming it will be “10 times more infectious” than the first round.

David Knight is broadcasting live to cover this breaking story and others!

 

MUSLIMS SLAUGHTER JIHAD STATISTICS: “32,000 CHRISTIANS BUTCHERED TO DEATH” IN ONE NATION ALONE

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/32000-christians-butchered-death-raymond-ibrahim;

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Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This report was first published by the Gatestone Institute.

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of May 2020:

The Slaughter of Christians

Nigeria: From January 2020 to mid-May 2020, Muslim terrorists massacred at least 620 Christians (470 by Fulani herdsmen and 150 by Boko Haram). According to a May 14 report:

Militant Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram … have intensified their anti-Christian violence … with hacking to death in the past four months and half of 2020 of no fewer than 620 defenseless Christians, and wanton burning or destruction of their centers of worship and learning. The atrocities against Christians have gone unchecked and risen to alarming apogee with the country’s security forces and concerned political actors looking the other way or colluding with the Jihadists. Houses burnt or destroyed during the period are in their hundreds; likewise dozens of Christian worship and learning centers.

The report further states that, since 2009, “not less than 32,000 Christians have been butchered to death by the country’s main Jihadists.”

Earlier this year, Christian Solidarity International issued a “Genocide Warning for Christians in Nigeria,” in response to the “rising tide of violence directed against Nigerian Christians and others classified as ‘infidels’ by Islamist militants…” More recently, in a May statement, the Christian Rights Agenda, another human rights group, expressed concern for “the seeming silence of Nigeria’s President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces has not only failed to protect the Christian communities but has remained silent over these killings. To date, no Fulani herdsmen have been arrested and prosecuted over the killings, a development that has helped to embolden them.” It is worth noting that Buhari himself is a Fulani Muslim.

Separately, the Muslim man who murdered Michael Nnadi, an 18-year-old seminarian at the Good Shepherd Seminary, confessed from his jail cell that he did so because the youth “continued preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ” to his captors. According to the May 3 report, “the first day Nnadi was kidnapped … he did not allow [Mustapha Mohammed, his murderer] to have peace” due to his relentless preaching of the Gospel. Mohammed “did not like the confidence displayed by the young man and decided to send him to an early grave.”

Democratic Republic of Congo: Muslim fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces, which earlier pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), murdered at least 17 people, possibly many more, in the Christian-majority (95%) African nation. “They fired several shots in the air,” a local said. “When the population was fleeing, they captured some people and cut them up with machetes.” In late 2019, the same group murdered a pastor after he refused to stop preaching and convert to Islam.

Attacks on Christian Churches, Cemeteries, and Crosses

Greece: Muslim migrants ransacked and transformed a church into their personal toilet. This public restroom was once the St. Catherine Church in Moria, a small town on the island of Lesvos, which has been flooded with migrants who arrived via Turkey. “The smell inside is unbearable,” said a local. “[T]he metropolitan of Mytilene is aware of the situation in the area, nevertheless, he does not wish to deal with it for his own reasons.” According to the report:

This is only the latest incident … [I]t has become extremely common for Greek Orthodox Churches to be vandalised and attacked by illegal immigrants on Lesvos….

As a deeply religious society, these attacks on churches are shocking to the Greek people and calls to question whether these illegal immigrants seeking a new life in Europe are willing to integrate and conform to the norms and values of their new countries.

These continued attacks have ultimately seen the people of Lesvos, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, become increasingly frustrated by the unresolved situation that has restricted and changed their lives as they no longer feel safe on their once near crime-free island.

Other incidents on Lesvos include “African immigrants ridiculing and coughing on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of olives trees being destroyed.”

Turkey: On May 8, a man tried to torch a church in Istanbul; the church had been attacked in the previous years, sometimes with hate-filled graffiti. When police detained the arsonist, he said “I burned it because they [Christians] brought the coronavirus [onto Turkey].” Discussing this incident, another report said that “Minorities in Turkey, such as Armenians, Rums and Syriacs [all Christians], as well as their places of worship, are occasionally targeted in hate attacks.”

Two weeks later, on May 22, in broad daylight, a man climbed the fence of a historic Armenian church in Istanbul and proceeded to yank off its metal cross and hurl it to the ground, as captured on surveillance footage. The man, who looks more like a Westernized “hipster” than an ardent Islamist, walks up to and stares at the cross for a while — he even looks at and strikes a pose for the security camera — before attacking the crucifix.

Pakistan: After Friday prayers on May 8, an armed Muslim mob shouting “anti-Christian slogans” attacked and tried to set fire to the Trinity Pentecostal Church in Hakeem Pura. Built 22 years ago, the church was desecrated, and a large cross and part of a wall broken. The Muslim man behind the attack had sold land to the growing church a year earlier, and now wanted it back. A Christian eyewitness said that the mob, “after attacking the walls and the cross, challenging anyone who dare oppose them, fled… Not only was the cross broken, but our hearts were crushed too.”

Separately, Muslim “land grabbers” seized, desecrated, and ploughed over the graves of a century-old Christian cemetery with a tractor. According to the May 22 report:

The Christian community there reportedly protested against the violation and tried to stop the vandalism. However, they were allegedly threatened with guns… [A]ll graves that were destroyed had crosses fixed on the top… [S]ome of the houses occupied by the Christians were demolished and people were forced to flee from their homes. Amid widespread discrimination against the Christian community in Pakistan, the properties owned by the minorities are often subjected to injustice including land grabbing and being the target of criminals. Moreover, the economic disparities and religious bias in Pakistan’s judiciary have increased the struggles Christians face to recover the lost land.

Serbia: On Sunday, May 31, two Muslim migrants entered the St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Belgrade during service and robbed several of the mostly elderly congregants. “There were two of them. They broke into the church during the liturgy, which was in progress, and they stole two purses along with three mobile phones,” a church leader said, adding:

Upon entering the temple, they split up on two sides, and after the people saw what was happening, they managed to catch one of them and take away his mobile phones and the money he stole. The other managed to escape. He took two purses, in one there were 3,500 dinars, while in the other there were 18,000, which was the entire pension of one woman. We handed that young man over to the police, while the other managed to escape. This is an insult. Isn’t anything sacred to people, such as the liturgy? Terrible.

Egypt: On May 30, 2020 — two days before President Trump recognized Global Coptic Day — Egyptian authorities demolished the only Coptic church in village of Koum al-Farag, even though it had stood for 15 years and served 3,000 Christians. According to the report:

The destruction of the church was a punishment for the ‘crime’ of building rooms for Sunday school…. When the work began, some extremist Muslims began to attack Christians.

A separate report on this incident relates:

According to an ancient Islamic tradition, or common law, churches are prevented from being formally recognised or displaying any Christian symbols if a mosque is built next to them.

The authorities decided to solve this issue by demolishing the church, which took a tractor “six long hours,” a Copt recalled:

The decision was not welcomed by the Christians in the village, so they protested by appearing at the site in possession of the documents. However, the police and some radicals began to insult and assault Christians, including women and children. The church leader received so many punches in the face and chest that he passed out.

In a separate attack in the early hours of May 16, “an air conditioning technician threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Virgin Mary Church in Alexandria.” According to the report:

Security camera footage led to his apprehension. Fortunately, no one was injured in this attack. Predictably, however, the prosecutors appear to be [pursuing] an acquittal on the claim that the perpetrator of the religious hate crime is also mentally ill. Based on precedent, it is extremely unlikely that this perpetrator will face any consequences for his attempt to torch a church.

Mozambique: Islamic terrorists attacked a monastery. The four monks residing in it managed to hide and emerge unscathed. However, the hospital they were building for a nearby village was destroyed by the armed Muslims. According to the May 18 report:

Little is known about the insurgents, and until recently there were doubts they were actually islamists, but they have claimed to be fighting for the imposition of Sharia law in the North of Mozambique…. The attack on the monastery, which included the destruction of a hospital that the monks were building in the village, is the second most serious attack against a Christian target since the troubles began. Last month a Catholic mission was also attacked, although, as here, nobody was killed. Other communities have not been so lucky, as the insurgents have left a trail of death and destruction behind them in the towns and villages they attack.

Nigeria: On May 7, a helicopter bombed and destroyed a church. The building was empty at the time; no casualties were reported. According to a local leader,

The helicopter used to hover around the area, dropping some things. We don’t know what they have been dropping but yesterday in the afternoon, the helicopter came and dropped a bomb … [The] Assembly of God church was destroyed including a nearby building…. Hours after the incident, a group of people numbering about 100 pass through the village carrying guns. Some were trekking while others rode on motorcycles. One of them was carrying a flag which is not a Nigerian flag; one other person was making some incantations in Arabic… People have fled the village… The question is who was in the helicopter dropping bomb?… We are very concerned … If it was a mistake by security agencies, they should come out and explain so as to allay the fears of the community.

Algeria: Four Muslim guards responsible for protecting a church vandalized and overturned its statue of the Virgin Mary. According to the report,

[T]he chapel of Santa Cruz built in stones extracted from the mountain of Murdjadjo where it is perched, was the object of an attempted theft… Four looters allegedly destroyed the statue of the Virgin Mary by attempting to steal it. They have even destroyed other holy monuments in their path….

It was later found, however, that the chapel’s four hired guards were themselves the “looters” responsible for the desecration. The report continues:

In addition, the Christian community in Algeria denounces… the intimidation which the faithful are subject to. Many Christians have denounced the series of closings of churches in the national territory. Several evangelical associations and organizations have called for an end to “the increasing pressure and intimidation from the Algerian government.”

Iran: On Sunday, May 17, a Christian cemetery was set ablaze, just two days after the tomb of the biblical Esther and Mordecai was also set on fire on the 72nd anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. Damage at the tomb — a holy site shared by Jews and Christians — was reportedly minimal. Few other details concerning the burned Christian cemetery aside from video footage showing smoke billowing over its walls are available. A Hindu temple was also reportedly set on fire in May.

France: Unknown vandals cut down an iconic iron cross that had stood on the summit of Pic Saint-Loup since 1911 and was visible for miles around. According to the May 14 report,

While Europe has experienced a growing number of acts of vandalism and profanation of Christian sites, the greatest number of such acts have occurred in France, where churches, schools, cemeteries, and monuments “are being vandalized, desecrated, and burned at an average rate of three per day,” according to reports drawing from government statistics.

Although the identity of the vandals responsible for this latest outrage is unknown, it appears that Western European nations that have large Muslim migrant populations are seeing a disproportionate rise in attacks on churches and Christian symbols. According to a 2017 study on France — which has the largest Muslim population in Europe — “Islamist extremist attacks on Christians” rose by 38%, going from 273 attacks in 2015 to 376 in 2016; the majority occurred during Christmas season and “many of the attacks took place in churches and other places of worship.” Similarly, around Christmas 2016, in a German region where more than a million Muslims reside, some 50 public Christian statues (including those of Jesus) were beheaded and crucifixes broken.

Abduction, Rape, and Forced Conversion of Christian Women

Nigeria: Between March 23 and April 30, six young Christian girls and one older married woman were kidnapped. “We are saddened to report to you the battles we have been fighting even amidst the lockdown,” the Hausa Christians Foundation reported on May 4, adding that it “has been working on the following tragic incidences of abduction and forceful Islamization, despite the fact that the lockdown has limited our efforts.” The statement continues:

The usual practice is that these girls will be forced into marriage and perpetually be abused sexually, physical and emotionally. We are doing our best to rescue these precious lives but our efforts have been truncated by the current government imposed lockdown that has put everything on hold…. The simple reason for the injustice and the persecution we have been subjected to… is because of our faith in Christ Jesus.

Two of the young girls have since been rescued.

Pakistan: Another young Christian girl was kidnapped. According to a May 2 report,

On Sunday, April 26, a 14-year-old Christian girl … was abducted by a group of armed Muslim men… [T]he Christian girl’s family has filed a police report and is begging police to recover their relative…. Myra Shehbaz was abducted by a group of Muslim men led by Muhammad Naqash. Eye witnesses claim that Myra was attacked while she was traveling to her workplace as a domestic worker on Sunday afternoon…. Myra’s abductors forced her into a car and Myra tried to resist…. [The] abductors were armed and fired several shots into the air…. [The girl’s mother] fears her daughter will be raped, forcefully converted is [sic] Islam, or even killed…. [A]n estimated 1,000 women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian community are assaulted, abducted, forcefully married to their captor, and forcibly converted to Islam every year.

Egypt: In a May 22 report, Coptic Solidarity, a human rights organization focused on the plight of Egypt’s Christians, made the following remarks:

The indigenous Coptic Christians of Egypt continue to experience increasing persecution, by the government and society…. To illustrate, at least five Coptic women, including some minors, have reportedly been kidnapped or disappeared in just the last few weeks, and Egyptian state security has made no concerted effort to recover them…. Ranya Abd al-Masih, a Coptic wife and mother of three from a town just north of the capital, Cairo… remains hidden despite protests, including from the region’s church, which laments “the total lack of reaction by the authorities.”

Hate for and Abuse of Christians

Austria: A local newspaper reported:

A graffiti that rightly causes a lot of agitation. The lettering “Christians must die” can be seen at the Traisen-Markt train station. Above it, in the same style, the words “Allach Akkbar” [sic]. The removal of the graffiti has already begun and will cost about 500 Euros.

Uganda: A Muslim father burned his daughter for converting to Christianity. While traveling with her father, a sheikh (respected elder) of the Muslim community, Rehema Kyomuhendo, 24, heard the gospel and secretly converted. On the night of May 4, while she and her father were staying at her aunt’s home, she called a Christian associate: “As she was sharing Christ with me, I was so overjoyed,” Rehema later explained, “and my father heard my joy and woke up, came from his bedroom furiously and started beating me up with blows, slaps and kicks.” He also shouted that he was “going to kill her.” He broke a gas container, lit the pieces with the unspilt fuel, and began to burn his daughter. Her cries awakened her aunt, who protected her from the sheikh. Last reported, Rehema was expected to need more than a month of hospitalization due to “serious burns on her leg, stomach, rib area, near her neck and on part of her back.” No one has “reported the assault to police for fear that her father might try kill her.”

Pakistan: In another example of abuse of Christians in connection to COVID-19, “an Islamic cleric claims his organization is using COVID-19 food aid to convert non-Muslims to Islam,” according to a May 8 report. Speaking on Pakistani television, the cleric boasted of how when a destitute Christian man came for aid, the “staff of the organization offered him conversion against food which he accepted.” The man was subsequently renamed Muhammad Ramadan, signifying his conversion had occurred during the Muslim holy month. The cleric had added that Muhammad was then fasting (which is ironic considering hunger is what prompted him to convert in the first place).

 

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ROBERTS JOINS LIBERALS IN 5-4 RULING~SAYS REQUIRING ABORTIONISTS TO OBTAIN HOSPITAL ADMISSION RIGHTS IS “BURDEN ON ACCESS TO ABORTION”

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/29/roberts-joins-liberals-in-5-4-ruling-says-requiring-abortionists-to-obtain-hospital-admission-is-burden-on-access-to-abortion/;

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice John Roberts sided with his liberal colleagues on Monday to strike down a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital in the event that a mother is injured in the process of having her unborn baby killed. Roberts, nominated to the court by then-President George W. Bush, opined that the rule “imposes an undue burden on access to abortion.” Many Christians believe that they must vote Republican in order to put “conservative” justices on the bench.

Roberts joined Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to be the deciding factor in the 5-4 decision. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented.

“The law would reduce the number of clinics from three to ‘one, or at most two,’ and the number of physicians providing abortions from five to ‘one, or at most two,’ and ‘therefore cripple women’s ability to have an abortion in Louisiana,'” Roberts wrote in a separate opinion.

“The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by the Texas law, for the same reasons,” he said, referring to the 2016 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. “Therefore, Louisiana’s law cannot stand under our precedents.”

Roberts had dissented in the 2016 ruling, but noted in Monday’s opinion, “I joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today, however, is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”

Louisiana Act Number 620 required abortionists to “have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced and that provides obstetrical or gynecological health care services.”

Admitting privileges are defined as being “a member in good standing of the medical staff of a hospital that is currently licensed by the
Department [of Health and Hospitals], with the ability to admit a patient and to provide diagnostic and surgical services to such patient.”

Read the bill in full here.

Justice Breyer wrote the main opinion for the court, similarly stating, “Some hospitals expressly bar anyone with privileges from performing abortions. Others are unwilling to extend privileges to abortion providers as a matter of discretion. … Still other hospitals have requirements that abortion providers cannot satisfy because of the hostility they face in Louisiana.”

And with fewer abortion facilities due to the inability to meet the admission privileges requirement, “it would still leave thousands of Louisiana women with no practical means of obtaining a safe, legal abortion, and it would not meaningfully address the health risks associated with crowding and delay for those able to secure an appointment with one of the state’s two remaining providers.”

Breyer and the majority consequently agreed with a lower court ruling that “Louisiana’s law poses a ‘substantial obstacle’ to women seeking an abortion; its determination that the law offers no significant health-related benefits; and its determination that the law consequently imposes an ‘undue burden’ on a woman’s constitutional right to choose to have an abortion.”

Read the ruling, along with the concurrences and dissents, in full here. 

As previously reported, Roberts also joined the liberal justices of the court to uphold Obamacare in 2012, disappointing a number of conservatives who thought he would save the country from the requirements in the Affordable Care Act. He recently sided with his liberal colleagues to reject a challenge to California’s limits on church attendance during the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2005, during a discussion about the separation of church and state with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Roberts, a Roman Catholic, explained, “[M]y faith and my religious beliefs do not play a role in judging. When it comes to judging, I look to the law books and always have. I don’t look to the Bible or any other religious source.”

2 Chronicles 19:6 reads, “Take heed what ye do, for ye judge not for man but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.”

Psalm 2:10-12 exhorts, “Be wise now therefore, O ye kings. Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.”

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APOSTATE AUTHOR JEN HATMAKER REVEALS HER DAUGHTER IS LESBIAN “IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH”-“I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE GAY”

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/29/apostate-author-jen-hatmaker-reveals-her-daughter-is-lesbian-in-honor-of-pride-month-im-so-glad-youre-gay/;

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Popular women’s author and speaker Jen Hatmaker revealed on her “For the Love” podcast on Friday that her daughter, Sydney, is lesbian, stating that she is “really proud of her” and that she wishes she could go back in time and “shake myself to life sooner” to become affirming theologically on the issue of homosexuality.

“On this incredibly meaningful, special bonus episode of ‘For the Love’, in honor of Pride Month, a mother and daughter come together to have a frank and beautiful conversation about what it’s like to grow up as the daughter of a popular Christian author and speaker and in a household steeped in the church — and realize you’re gay,” the podcast description reads.

During the broadcast, Sydney explained that she became “consciously aware of [her] sexuality” in the sixth or seventh grade and that she had “really intense friendships that were definitely crushes.”

She said that she was simultaneously a “Jesus freak,” and so she wondered around age 12 if she would go to Hell for being attracted to girls. Sydney recalled studying the Bible in private to learn for herself whether or not homosexuality is a sin and listening to different perspectives on the issue, one of which included her mother, who was at that time “loving but unaffirming.”

She began pondering how she would reveal her homosexuality to her family, afraid of doing so because she did not know of others in the Church who were affirming of same-sex relationships. She worried that she could not be able to have God and family and be lesbian at the same time, and she wanted all three.

Hatmaker, becoming tearful during the broadcast, told her daughter that it is one of her “greatest regrets and sorrows” that she did not affirm homosexuality sooner.

“When I think of you struggling through that by yourself, I could just sob,” she said, remarking again later, “I am so sorry and I am so sad. If I could go back, I would change it. I would shake myself to life before you were even born; shake some sense into me.”

Hatmaker also told Sydney at the end of the episode, “[W]e are so proud of who you are. I would not change one molecule of you, not one. I’m so glad you’re gay. I’m so proud that you are free. I love that that this is how you are made. I’m thrilled about your future. I’ve already told you the kind the wife I need you to marry and I hope you follow my rules.”

When asked what she wishes pastors and churches knew, Sydney said that the faith of youth lies in their hands and what they say matters. She mentioned a pastor who came to the conclusion that homosexuality was a sin, and that it “destroyed” her and made her feel like God didn’t love her, sending her into a “panic attack.”

“We hear you. We’re reading what you’re writing. We’re in your pews. We might be your kids. And that’s what happens. It’s so real,” Sydney said.

Her mother agreed, claiming that it is “irresponsible” for pastors to “break [the] hearts” of youth who have homosexual feelings.

“It is not enough, Christians, to say, ‘Well, we love you anyway.’ I don’t want to be loved anyway,” stated Hatmaker, who came out in support of homosexuality in 2016. She opined that “organized religion” is an “unsafe place” for homosexuals and that allies are needed in religious communities.

Hatmaker is known for books such as “For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards”, “Fierce, Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You”, “Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life”, “Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity” and “Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load”.

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As previously reported, while a common argument among those who struggle with homosexual feelings is that they were “born this way,” the Bible teaches that all are born with the Adamic sin nature (Romans 5:19), having various inherent feelings and inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing by themselves (Job 14:4).

All men, therefore, face the same predicament, being natural lawbreakers and guilty in the sight of God (Romans 3:19), evoking His wrath.

“[W]e all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others,” Ephesians 2:3 outlines.

“All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way,” Isaiah 53:6 reads, “and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

It is why Jesus came: to do what men could not do for themselves, to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

Scripture outlines that Jesus came to be the propitiation for men’s sins (1 John 2:21 John 4:10), a doctrine in Christianity known as substitutionary atonement, and to save men from the wrath of God for their violations against His law (Romans 4:25Romans 5:9Romans 5:16), a doctrine known as justification.

In light of Christ laying down his life for His enemies (Romans 5:10), God calls all men to repent and believe the gospel (Mark 1:15).

Acts 2:38-40 exhorts, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

The Bible also teaches about regeneration, as in addition to sparing guilty men from eternal punishment, Christ sent his Holy Spirit to make those who would repent and believe new creatures in the here and now, with new desires and an ability to do what is pleasing in the sight of God by His indwelling and empowerment (Ezekiel 11:192 Corinthians 5:17Titus 3:5).

Jesus said that men must be born again — a work of the Spirit transforming their very nature from being in Adam to being in Christ, or they cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-8).

“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus saith unto him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.'”



TEXAS PREPARES FOR SHOWDOWN OVER SEX EDUCATION PROPOSAL TO TEACH ON SEX CONTRACEPTION SOONER

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/29/texas-prepares-for-showdown-over-sex-ed-proposal-to-teach-on-sex-and-contraception-sooner/;

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AUSTIN, Texas (Austin American-Statesman)  For the first time in two decades, the Texas State Board of Education is slated to make changes to its sex education curriculum, triggering a likely showdown between conservative and liberal state activists.

The last revisions to the health education standards were in 1997, and much of the debate is expected to revolve around issues of contraception, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The state board is holding its first public hearing on the issue Monday with a final vote on the changes in November. …

The recommended revisions that will go before the board Monday include fifth graders learning about fertilization and sixth graders being taught about sexual intercourse. Students could learn about the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of contraception in seventh and eighth grades, which isn’t taught until high school under existing standards.

1 Corinthians 6:13 teaches, “Now the body is not for fornication but for the Lord and the Lord for the body.”

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SURVEY SHOWS MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE “HUMANS ARE BASICALLY GOOD” BUT DON’T THINK LIFE IS “SACRED”

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/26/survey-shows-most-americans-believe-humans-are-basically-good-but-dont-think-life-is-sacred/;

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The seventh installation of the nationwide “American Worldview” survey conducted by Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that most Americans feel that mankind is “basically good,” but when asked about the value of human life, only 39% agreed that life is sacred.

“As we reject the biblical worldview for what we might think are more enlightened human values, ironically we are rejecting the source of the very things that make us human,” Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil said in a statement. “When we no longer value life, when we no longer acknowledge our sin nature, when we no longer see our need for a Savior, things become incredibly dire for our nation.”

The Center surveyed 2,000 adults at random in January for its American Worldview Inventory study, interviewing those of all ages, ethnicities, beliefs and political persuasions on the telephone or online.

Participants were asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement “people are basically good.” While the percentage of those who agree is lower than when the survey was conducted 30 years ago (83%), seven out of ten — or 69% — still responded that they believe man is basically good.

For respondents who are churchgoers, most still agreed — Evangelical and Pentecostals were 70% each, although the percentage was slightly higher for those who attend Mainline Protestant and Catholic houses of worship — 75% and 77%.

The Cultural Research Center noted that responses were likely based on personal feelings rather than facts, outlining that those who have a biblical worldview were more likely to disagree with the statement.

“Their comparative resistance to the notion of the goodness of humanity is based on the Bible teaching that all people are sinners who need to be saved from their sins and sinful nature, and are innately selfish,” the report outlines. “Numerous Bible passages are cited by adherents of this view as theological proof that God declares people to be consistently and entirely evil.”

“That view can be summarized as characterizing people as tainted by original sin and because God is the standard of goodness — a standard that people cannot live up to — the only path to goodness is through salvation in Jesus Christ.”

Ecclesiastes 7:20 reads, “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not.”

Romans 3:9-12 and 19 state, “[F]or we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin, as it is written, ‘There is none righteous, no, not one. There is none that understandeth; there is none that seeketh after God.'”

“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God.”

Romans 3:23-24 teaches, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Participants were also asked their views on the value of human life, which included the statement “human beings are God’s creation, made in His image, fallen, needs redemption.” 56% agreed.

“One-third of Americans possess alternative views about humanity,” the report outlines. “For instance, one out of every eight (12%) claims that people are simply ‘material substance – biological machines.’ Another one-eighth (12%) argues that people are ‘part of the mind of the universe.'”

“Smaller numbers of people describe humans as ‘an illusion,’ claiming we do not exist; or as ‘sleeping gods, part of the soul of the universe.'”

When presented with the statement “human life is sacred,” only 39% agreed.

“[A] substantially larger share of the population combined to offer views such as ‘life is what you make it, but it has no absolute value’ (37%); ‘life does not attain its full value until we reach our highest point of evolution and expression’ (11%); or other, less popular points of view that concurred that life has no infinite, unconditional value,” the survey found.

One of ten said that they did not know if life is sacred or not.

The issue of abortion was also broached, with 37% agreeing that the Bible is ambiguous on abortion, while 41% disagreed. 22% said they did not know.

“Combining the 37% who say the Bible is ambiguous regarding abortion with the nearly one-quarter of adults who admit they do not know (22%) results in six out of ten adults for whom the Bible is not the arbiter of appropriate action on that hotly-contested issue,” the report explains. “In raw numbers, that amounts to roughly 150 million adults who would not seek guidance from the Bible regarding abortion.”

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The Cultural Research Center analyzed the statistics in light of current unrest in the nation, opining that America’s issues with crime, political tensions, anger, hatred and moral decline show that men in and of themselves are not innately good. It disagreed that bad things primarily happen because of poverty, a lack of education, poor social standing or other outward circumstances but because of the darkness of human nature.

“The underlying issues are ill-formed character and a broken moral compass. Economic, social and cultural depravity are outgrowths of our moral and character deficiencies, not causes,” Barna said. “Poor people with godly character and biblical morals make good choices. Rich people with bad character and inappropriate morals make bad choices, despite their education, fame, wealth, and social class.”

He explained that it is fruitless to try to change culture without getting to the root of the problem: the sin nature that can only be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

“From a biblical perspective, the problem is that we have a sin nature, pure and simple. We can deny it, but it still exists,” Barna outlined. “Every society can benefit from specific systemic changes, present-day America included. But any systemic changes designed to transform the culture will be short-lived and of limited impact unless the hearts and minds of the people who populate that system are transformed first.”

“It’s not popular to admit, but our baseline problem is rebellion against goodness and holiness, driven by our arrogance and  selfishness. Our problem is spiritual rather than political or economic,” he continued. “Given the cultural challenges we are facing today, our best strategy is to collectively turn to God, humble ourselves before Him, earnestly seek His love and forgiveness, and follow His wisdom and guidance.”

Read the Cultural Research Center’s report in full here. 

 

MARYLAND GUN RIGHTS SUBJECT TO “PERMISSION” BY STATE: PROBLEMS ILLUSTRATED

BY JIM GRANT

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/06/md-illustrates-problem-with-requiring-permission-to-exercise-rights/#axzz6QrI1RczH;

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Maryland's recent “catastrophic hardware failure” illustrates issues with asking permission for Constitutional rights. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- 2020 continues to serve up examples of why Americans should not tolerate gun control schemes that require citizens to obtain government permission before exercising their Second Amendment rights. This week, the Maryland State Police experienced what they termed a “catastrophic hardware failure” that interrupted that state’s ability to process regulated firearm purchase applications. The failure complicated Marylanders’ ability to access handguns at a time when many residents are seeking to protect themselves.

In order to purchase a handgun in Maryland, a prospective gun owner must first obtain a Handgun Qualification License. Applicants must complete a firearms safety training course and undergo a fingerprint-based background check. The application process costs $50, not including fingerprinting fees.

On top of this rigorous requirement, a Maryland resident must fill out a 77R Application and Affidavit to Purchase a Regulated Firearm. The applicant is then subjected to a redundant background check, a $10 fee, and a 7-day waiting period. The private transfer of handguns is prohibited in Maryland, so all handgun transactions must be conducted pursuant to this procedure.

In a June 22 advisory memo sent to firearm dealers, the Maryland State Police explained that the hardware failure “has caused an interruption in the Maryland State Police Licensing Division’s (MDSPLD) ability to complete background investigations, specifically, for regulated firearm purchase applications (77Rs), handgun qualification license applications (HQLs) and MD wear and carry permit applications (handgun permits).” The document noted that it was the regulated firearm purchase applications that were most affected.

Fortunately, Maryland law contains a safety-valve provision for just such circumstances. MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-123 provides, “(a) A licensee may not sell, rent, or transfer a regulated firearm until after 7 days following the time a firearm application is executed by the firearm applicant, in triplicate, and the original is forwarded by the prospective seller or transferor to the Secretary.” This means that a firearm dealer may proceed with a handgun transfer on the eighth day after the dealer submitted a customer’s regulated firearm purchase application, even if the state police have not affirmatively approved the transfer.

However, in their advisory memo, the state police encouraged firearms dealers to forego the right to complete a handgun transfer – even after seven days have passed.

The memo noted, “The MDSPLD [Maryland State Police Licensing Division] encourages RFDs [Regulated Firearm Dealers] not to transfer these firearms until background checks have been completed.”

This “encourage[ment]” takes on a more mandatory character when one considers that Maryland gun dealers are subject to both federal and state licensing requirements. The same Maryland State Police Licensing Division that made the request for dealers halt lawful handgun transfers controls dealer licensing.

On June 24, the state police announced that they were “able to their database system to a fully operational status.” However, they also acknowledged a “backlog of regulated firearm purchase applications” and that “the process to complete all applications on file is expected to take several days.”

If the Maryland government holding up lawful gun transfers due to their own inability to process background checks sounds familiar, that’s because it is.

Back in 2013, at a time when both President Barack Obama and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley were pursuing gun control, Maryland’s background check system experienced a months-long backlog. NRA filed suit against then-Secretary of the Department of State Police Col. Marcus L. Brown. The complaint sought to have the court force the state into meeting the requirement that applications be processed within seven days and to make immediate determinations on all applications that had already been in the backlog more than seven days. Further, the suit argued for the state to recognize that gun dealers be allowed to transfer firearms to purchasers whose application had been pending more than seven days but had yet to be processed.

As part of avoiding the suit, the state made clear that gun dealers are allowed to transfer regulated firearms to customers following the seven day waiting period, but prior to receiving a determination on the purchaser’s application from the state police.

A June 7, 2013 advisory memo from the state police noted, “a regulated firearm may be lawfully sold, leased or transferred by a licensed firearms dealer or other person after the seven-day waiting period, provided that the dealer or person has not received notice that the application has been placed on hold or disapproved by Maryland State Police (Public Safety Article Sec. 5-125(b)) and the dealer or person does not have actual knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that the recipient is disqualified from possessing a regulated firearm under Maryland or federal law.”

At the bottom, the problem is not that Maryland continues to “encourage” the gun dealers that they regulate to disavow their customers’ Second Amendment rights. The problem is a regime that requires permission to exercise a constitutional right. The record is clear, governments like Maryland have repeatedly shown that at times they are unwilling or incapable of granting that permission.

Consider what gun owners in other parts of the country have experienced this year. In several jurisdictions, governors and local officials ordered gun stores closed during the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. In states that have criminalized the private transfer of firearms, this effectively cut off law-abiding citizens’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In other jurisdictions, officials curtailed or cut-off access to licenses needed to acquire firearms or exercise the Right-to-Carry. All of this occurred at a time when Americans most-needed their Second Amendment rights, as evidenced by the record-breaking number of background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS).

The way to avoid these unacceptable scenarios is to reject firearm owner licensing and so-called “universal background check” schemes that create a prior restraint on the exercise of constitutional rights. Once such a system is in place, citizens must count on their government to act in an honest and competent manner in administering their rights. As history has made clear, this is nothing anyone should be forced to rely upon.


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About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

 

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: GUN-WIELDING COUPLE DEFENDS LUXURY HOME AGAINST 300+ BLACK LIVES MATTER MOB

Mark McCloskey, St. Louis Home Defender:

What Happened That Led To The Incident

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/36193-gun-wielding-couple-defends-home-against-300-black-lives-matter-mob;

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A Missouri couple went viral on social media for sporting firearms to ward off a crowd of Black Lives Matter vandals who trespassed on their property and threatened their home.

Patricia McCloskey, 61, and her 63-year-old husband, Mark McCloskey, were seen wielding a handgun and a rifle, respectively, as a mob of 300 crowded around their home on its way to protest at the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.

According to Mark, he and his family were having dinner outside of their mansion in a gated community when the crowd broke through the neighborhood’s iron gates, which were marked with signs that read “No Trespassing” and “Private Street.”

“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives,” he told KMOV4.

 

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A St. Louis couple defends their home with guns as protesters march through their neighborhood:

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“This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob,” Mark further told News 4.

Some of the Black Lives Matter protesters were reportedly armed. Additional footage from the scene confirmed that the mob illegally entered the private neighborhood:

 

Cassandra Fairbanks

@CassandraRules

In this livestream footage you can clearly see the STL black lives matter mob entered through the gate to a private community. This was not a public sidewalk. https://twitter.com/cassandrarules/status/1277417169979146243 

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Leftist Lunatics Dox and Threaten Armed St. Louis Couple Who Protected Their Home From Black Lives Matter Mob https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/leftist-lunatics-dox-threaten-armed-st-louis-couple-protected-home-black-lives-matter-mob/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons 

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According to reports, the McCloskeys are personal-injury lawyers who have donated to both Republicans and Democrats over the years. They have given at least $4,000 to the Democratic Party and $2,400 to the Trump campaign.

 

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Records show he donated $4k to Democratic Party and also defended man against police brutality

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The incident resulted in calls from the Left to dox the couple. A publication that had run a 2018 piece on the McCloskeys’ renovation of their 1912 mansion removed their address from the article to protect them against retribution.

Ironically, a Twitter user named Kyle Dennis called for the McCloskeys’ doxing before he himself was doxed.

 

Cassandra Fairbanks

@CassandraRules

The loser who called for the St. Louis hero couple to be doxed has now been doxed himself and locked his account.

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The couple became a hit on social media, where they have been praised by many conservatives for standing up to the mob; leftists, meanwhile, have lampooned them:

 

 

 

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The crowd broke into the Portland Place community in order to protest at the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, who, during a Facebook Live video, read the letters submitted by individuals who want to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department — including their full names and full or partial addresses.

This sparked huge backlash. The ACLU of Missouri even said it was an act of “intimidation”:

It is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint on an issue of public concern.

It serves no apparent purpose beyond intimidation. We are stronger when we foster open dialogue. The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue.

However, it’s common practice for individuals who voice their opinions during the public comment portion of city meetings in many municipalities across America to be required to give their name and address.

Krewson, accordingly, released a statement later that day saying the names and addresses she read are public information. Nevertheless, the mob took out its anger right in front of her home, chanting, “Resign Lyda, take the cops with you.”

Nevertheless, the mayor apologized for the incident on Twitter:

 

Mayor Lyda Krewson

@LydaKrewson

I’d like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters to me at City Hall today. This was during one of my Facebook updates as I was answering routine questions. Never did I intend to harm anyone or cause distress. The update is removed and again, I apologize.

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A spokesperson for Mayor Krewson said she does not plan to resign. It should be noted that she is a Democrat who has supported liberal causes such as DACA:

 

Mayor Lyda Krewson

@LydaKrewson

Dreamers teach in our schools, defend our country, and work in our hospitals. They make our communities stronger and better in every way. And the City of St. Louis is proud to stand with them. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1273619310037143554 

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BREAKING: US Supreme Court rules Trump admin. cannot end DACA.https://nbcnews.to/3hHh8Yw 

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The incident is similar to that of Olympia, Washington Mayor Cheryl Selby, a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter whose home was, nonetheless, targeted by the group and vandalized earlier this month.

“Let me be clear: The City of Olympia supports the peaceful protests that highlight the racial injustices black people continue to endure at the hands of police in the United States,” she had previously said of the George Floyd demonstrations.

Selby, however, criticized the vandalism against her home as “domestic terrorism.” That night, the same group of rioters also trashed public and private property and assaulted a man belonging to a right-of-center “peacekeepers” group.

 

GUN SALES SURGE AS MASSIVE FORCES ARE RISING UP AGAINST ANTIFA & FAR LEFT

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Gun Sales are SURGING as Massive Forces are RISING UP and FIGHTING BACK Against ANTIFA and the FAR LEFT! In this video, we’re going to look at a number of developments in the counter-revolution that’s going on all across the nation to protect and defend our nation from cultural Marxist forces, and how the liberation of our country from those who want to destroy it has indeed already begun; you’re not going to want to miss this!

FEDERAL BILL PROPOSES COVID-19 TESTING, TRACING & QUARANTINE OF AMERICANS

BY CAROLYN HENDLER, JD

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/06/federal-bill-proposes-covid-19-testing-tracing-and-quarantine-of-americans/;

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Federal Bill Proposes COVID–19 Testing, Tracing  and Quarantine of Americans

July 4, 2020 marks the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. With much of the country still shut down, large gatherings banned and “non-essential” businesses closed with required masking indoors and outdoors in some states, it is hard to imagine firework displays, neighborhood barbeques and other annual Independence Day traditions being held.

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives several months ago is another example of attempts to restrict and even eliminate civil liberties that are described in the Declaration of Independence and outlined in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Under the guise of “protecting” Americans from being infected with COVID-19, Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) introduced H.B. 6666 in the Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 1, 2020 to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to award federal grants to states, non-governmental organizations and other eligible entities to conduct COVID–19 diagnostic testing on Americans, including in their homes, and quarantine them in their homes or elsewhere, if necessary,

$100B Proposed to Test, Trace, Quarantine COVID-19 Infected Americans

The bill authorizes the allocation of 100 billion dollars of federal funds this year and unlimited amounts in future years to create a massive national electronic surveillance, testing, tracing and quarantine enforcement system. The funds will be used by states and other approved organizations and entities to hire “contact tracers,” who will test, trace and monitor the contacts of individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Mobile health units will be used to test Americans in their homes, if necessary.

Entities eligible to receive federal funding include federally qualified health centers, school-based health clinics, disproportionate share hospitals, academic medical centers, nonprofit organizations, universities and other educational institutions,, high schools, and any other type of authorized entity as determined by the HHS Secretary. Priority will be given to applicants in COVID-19 “hot spots,” medically underserviced communities and to entities that hire residents of the community it serves. The federal funds can be used to hire, train, compensate, and pay the expenses of those doing the testing and monitoring of Americans and to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies.

H.R. 6666 was touted as a bipartisan effort, however the one Republican co-sponsor, Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson (R-NJ) withdrew his support.

According to a press release from the bill’s sponsor, Congressman Rush:

Reopening our economy and getting back to normal will be all but impossible if we do not step up our testing efforts and implement robust and widespread contact tracing. Until we have a vaccine to defeat this dreaded disease, contact tracing in order to understand the full breadth and depth of the spread of this virus is the only way we will be able to get out from under this.

The Bill of Rights Cannot Be Suspended During A “Public Health Crisis”

H.R. 6666 would provide federal grants to entities whose primary purpose would be to trace, monitor, test, and support the quarantine of healthy people who may have come into contact with COVID-19 positive individuals. Tracking down, testing and supporting the involuntary confinement of healthy people in their homes is a violation of privacy and other civil liberties set forth in the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution designed to protect individual liberty and limit the power of the government.1 2

The U.S. Constitution is the “Supreme law of the land” and the Bill of Rights cannot be set aside by federal or state governments during pandemics or other public health emergencies.3

This fact was acknowledged by the U.S. government in The United States Statement of Interest in Support of Plaintiffs filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a case4 last month in which members of a church attending a drive-in sermon were issued citations for violating an executive order5 in Mississippi. The DOJ stated;

There is no pandemic exception, however, to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards. Indeed, “individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis.” In re Abbott, — F.3d —, 2020 WL 1685929, at *6 (5th Cir. Apr. 7, 2020). These individual rights, including the protections in the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, are always in force and restrain government action.6 (emphasis added)

H.R. 6666 appears to violate the 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th Amendments of the Constitution by providing government funding to government and private entities for the creation and implementation of programs that would trace, test, monitor and support the potential involuntary quarantine of healthy people who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 infected person, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms or may be immune to the virus without the consent of those being detained.

The bill may violate the 4th Amendment right of American citizens to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures.7 H.R. 6666 does not appear to preserve a citizen’s right to be safe in their home free from warrantless government intrusion and monitoring, nor does it provide for the voluntary undertaking of medical testing. The bill also does not set forth how the contacts of persons with COVID-19 will be traced and whether the Constitutional rights of those infected with COVID-19, as well as their contacts, will be upheld.

The bill may violate the 5th Amendment, which guarantees that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.8 It appears that under the proposed law, quarantined healthy citizens could be denied the right to work, travel or otherwise go about their business without due process of the law.

H.R. 6666 may also violate the 8th Amendment prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment.9 Monitoring healthy people and requiring them to stay home, restricting their right to work and travel, for what would likely be a fourteen (14) day quarantine because they or their mobile phone was in the same area as a COVID-19 positive person, could be deemed cruel and unusual punishment.

Finally, the proposed legislation bill appears to violate the 9th Amendment, which bestows upon the people all of the rights not specifically set forth in the Constitution.10 It provides federal funding for entities to create and implement undefined “related activities” to COVID-19 testing and unnamed “other purposes.” Because H.R. 6666 is so broadly written and has no pre-set end date, there is simply no way to know what and how many inalienable rights may be infringed upon or taken away from citizens in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

H.R. 6666 Creates A Slippery Slope

The federal funding of entities to develop and implement a surveillance operation that would force the testing and tracking of healthy individuals creates slippery slope that threatens civil liberties and violations of fundamental rights essential to our constitutional republic, in which legislators elected by a majority are supposed to pass laws that equally protect the constitutional rights of all citizens, the majority and minority alike.

H.R. 6666 lacks the safeguards and conditions necessary to ensure that surveillance operations and data collections would not be used by local, state and federal governments and private businesses to force the involuntary testing, monitoring and quarantining of healthy people or for other undisclosed purposes.

This unconstrained display of federal power could lead to the removal of civil liberties, such as the right to appear in public spaces and travel; the right to employment and education; the right to participate in government-funded services, and the right to receive care in a government funded hospital or other medical facility.

Representative Rush stated that under this bill, testing would be voluntary and that it, “does not authorize anyone to enter your home, for whatever reason, without your permission, nor does it allow the government to remove anyone from your home because of the coronavirus.”11

However, there does not appear to be any language in the proposed bill that protects these rights. And, the bill provides no assurance that the federally funded surveillance programs will not be mandated in the future by federal, state or local governments, employers or other entities.

Disguised Massive Government Surveillance Program

Representative Rush posted on Twitter that, “There is nothing in this bill that will threaten anyone’s individual liberties.12

Critics disagree, however. A Washington, DC journalist commented;

This is nothing but a massive government surveillance program cloaked in a cure-the-coronavirus label… H.R. 6666 takes COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and turns it into a mass surveillance authority for government against society. And it does it deceptively so, under the guise of providing a societal good.13

The bill is vague and overreaching as it grants the Secretary of HHS the unchecked authority to determine what type of entity would qualify for funding and allows for unspecified medical surveillance. It does not define “related activities” or “other purposes” and has no set end date.

There are no limits placed on the use of the information collected by these government funded entities. The information gathered while testing, tracking and monitoring citizens could be stored in a government database and potentially be used for any purpose including forced vaccination.

Government Officials Meeting with Silicon Valley

The introduction of H.R. 6666 is not the first attempt by the federal government to incentivize private companies to create a surveillance system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House has been holding private talks with technology companies and social media giants such as Facebook and Goggle in an effort to track the spread of corona virus through the implementation of digital contract tracing applications (DCT) using location data from mobile phones for public health surveillance.14 15

Although DCT apps would track and monitor citizens using their mobile phones, government sources contend that privacy would not be a concern as the electronic data would be collected anonymously in aggregate form and maintain that the government is not looking to build a database.16

The creation of a large government database is concerning because the personal information stored on it could be at risk for being used for a number of purposes, including those that are unrelated to COVID-19. Large databases are also vulnerable to breech by identity thieves, foreign governments and stalkers.17

Cell Phones to Track Users Health and COVID-19 Status

In response to these White House talks, on Apr.10, 2010, Apple and Google announced they were undertaking a joint effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 using Bluetooth technology to build a platform that would support DCT apps.18 The technology will be built into the framework of mobile devises and will allow DCT apps, once developed and downloaded by the user, to notify individuals if their phone was in close proximity of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.19 Apple and Google emphasize that user privacy will be maintained as data locations will be stored on the user’s own phone rather than collected and stored on a centralized database.20

This surveillance technology hardly seems voluntary as it will automatically be installed on mobile phones when they are updated “to help ensure broad adoption.”21 However, Apple and Google claim that that, even though the software will automatically install on user’s phones without their consent, users will be in control by having the option of turning the technology on and off or uninstalling the technology altogether, and will have the choice to install DCT apps on their phone.22 23

Even if the user does have some control over this technology and the DCT apps it supports for now, it is easy to imagine a scenario where employers, businesses, restaurants, stores and other places require the use of this technology in the near future. In fact, technology companies are already developing apps that would allow employers to digitally track and trace their employees.24

In addition to privacy concerns, there is no certainty that DCT apps will work to control the spread of COVID-19. DCT apps may prove over-inclusive and cause self-isolation burn-out when a healthy person is directed multiple times to self-quarantine after a number of quick or fleeting exposures that are unlikely to cause transmission of the virus and may be under-inclusive in that it will not alert individuals that they may have touched a surface that a COVID-19 infected person touched hours earlier.25

First, app notifications of contact with COVID-19 are likely to be simultaneously both over- and under-inclusive. Experts in several disciplines have shown why mobile phones and their sensors make for imperfect proxies for coronavirus exposure. False positives (reports of exposure when none existed) can arise easily. Individuals may be flagged as having contacted one another despite very low possibility of transmission—such as when the individuals are separated by walls porous enough for a Bluetooth signal to penetrate. Nor do the systems account for when individuals take precautions, such as the use of personal protective equipment, in their interactions with others.26

In order to be effective, approximately 60% of the population must participate in digital contract tracing. However, almost 60 percent of respondents to a recent Washington Post-University of Maryland poll said they would refuse to participate in digital contact tracing due to privacy concerns or technological hurdles.27 With the majority of Americans hesitant or unwilling to consent to using DCT apps, the question remains: will Congress pass H.R. 6666 and the federal government violate our civil liberties by mandating that all Americans participate in digital contact tracing in order to justify its one hundred billion dollar plus price tag?

References:

1 The Bill of Rights.
2 Bill of RightsEncyclopedia Britannica. Mar. 24, 2020.
3 Article V1 of the United States Constitution.
4 Wells P. Church Sues Mississippi City For Breaking up ‘Drive-In’ Service. Bloomberg Law Apr. 10, 2020.
5 Mayor and Greenville City Council Issue Orders on Church Services and City Curfew. Apr. 7, 2020.
6 Wilson T. Compulsory Digital Contact Tracing Is Probably Legal, but Still Sub-Optimal. Jurist.org Apr. 26, 2020.
7 U.S. Constitution- Amendment 4.
8 U.S. Constitution- Amendment 5.
9 U.S. Constitution- Amendment 8.
10 U.S. Constitution- Amendment 9.
11 Bleau, Hanna. Democrats Push ‘Devil’ Coronavirus Bill H.R. 6666, ‘Door-to-Door’ Contract Tracing. Breitbart May 12, 2020.
12 Ibid.
13 Chumley CK. H.R. 6666 a devil of a COVID-19 government surveillance plot. The Washington Times May 12, 2020.
14 Valentino-DeVries J. Translating a Surveillance Tool into a Virus Tracker for DemocraciesThe New York Times Mar. 19, 2020.
15 Romm T, Dwoskin E, Timberg C. U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus. The Washington Post Mar. 17, 2020.
16 Ibid.
17 Schwartz A. How EFF Evaluates Government Demands for New Surveillance Powers. Electronic Frontier Foundation Apr. 3, 2020.
18 Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing. Apple.com.
19 Hussain S. Apple and Google won’t solve coronavirus contact tracing. Here’s what will. Los Angeles Times May 1, 2020.
20 Setzer E. Contract-Tracing Apps in the United States. LawFare May 15, 2020.
21 Ibid.
22 Exposure Notification. Apple/Google April 2020.
23 Ibid.
24 See Footnote 20.
25 Soltani A, Calo R, Bergstrom C. Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVD-19 crisis. TechStream Apr. 27, 2010.
26 Ibid.
27 Footnote 19.

 

MORE SHOOTINGS IN IMPLODING SEATTLE CHOP ZONE AS THE LEFT BEGINS TO DESTROY ITSELF

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Another person has been shot dead in the imploding Seattle CHOP Zone as the left begins to destroy itself! In this video, we’re going to look at the latest round of shootings within America’s hippie haven, how the ultra-left mayor of Seattle is being sued, and how it’s all signaling that the political left is beginning to eat its own and destroy itself; you’re not going to want to miss it!

TEXAS: PATRIOTS STAND UP TO GOVERNOR ABBOTT’S MANDATORY MASK TYRANNY

Alex Jones and the Infowars Crew led the ‘Protest and Open Air Church Service’ rally all the way to Governor’s Mansion

Highlights: Patriots Stand Up To Governor Abbott’s Mandatory Mask Tyranny

Alex Jones, Owen Shroyer, and the Infowars Crew went to the Texas Capitol in Austin on Sunday for the Protest and Open Air Church Service rally, which exposed the coronavirus pandemic hypocrisy and pointed out that government-mandated masks fundamentally violate the Constitution. Check out these incredible highlights from the event

RELATED: WATCH INFOWARS COVERAGE OF TEXANS PROTESTING MANDATORY MASKS & COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

THE NEW NORMAL IN NYC: 11 PEOPLE SHOT IN UNDER 12 HOURS

Retiring detective warns the “demise” of NYC is coming if police continue to be stripped of resources

BY STEVE WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/the-new-normal-in-nyc-11-people-shot-in-under-12-hours/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

As police warn that the disbanding of vital units will lead to anarchy in New York City, a total of eleven people were shot in the space of under 12 hours on Saturday night.

According to a report by The New York Post, there were eight separate shooting incidents between the hours of 5.30 pm to 5am in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.

Within one week there have now been 59 shootings in New York, with a total of 81 people shot.

Gun violence is up 358% in New York City since June 2019, with The New York Times reporting Tuesday that “It has been nearly a quarter century since New York City experienced as much gun violence in the month of June as it has seen this year.”

The explosion in gun violence dovetails with the disbanding of NYPD anti-crime units, a decision that means around 600 plainclothes officers will be taken off targeted raids and reassigned.

A retiring NYPD detective, speaking anonymously with the NY Post,  recently warned that the move will “be the demise” of New York City.

“Anti-crime guys are the guys are the guys who the real bad guys are looking out for. Anti-crime guys are going to drive around in not just unmarked cars. They’ll come around in other cars, rentals that the city gets that you wouldn’t think are police cars.” the detective noted.

“When you’re a really bad guy, and I’m talking about really bad guys, who won’t think twice about taking another life. When they step out of the car, those were the cops who they are afraid of,” he urged.

The detective blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying that he has “absolutely no idea what policing is,” after he caved to the woke mob and embraced the “Defund the Police” movement.

 

REPORT: DEAD PEOPLE GOT NEARLY $1.4 BILLION IN COVID-19 STIMULUS CHECKS

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/36162-report-dead-people-got-nearly-1-4-billion-in-covid-19-stimulus-checks;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

A new watchdog report reveals that over a million stimulus payments worth almost $1.4 billion were sent to dead people because the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service failed to look at death records as they prepared deposits and checks as part of their coronavirus relief efforts.

According to the report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examined the administration of the government’s nearly $3 trillion stimulus package, the IRS normally uses third-party data kept by the Social Security Administration to prevent erroneous tax-refund claims.

But in the case of the stimulus checks sent out in April and May as part of the CARES Act, the Treasury and IRS “did not use the death records to stop payments to deceased individuals for the first three batches of payments because of the legal interpretation under which IRS was operating.”

IRS counsel reportedly “determined that IRS did not have the legal authority to deny payments to those who filed a return for 2019, even if they were deceased at the time of payment.” It also called for “discretion” provided for in the CARES Act to apply the same rules to households that filed a return in 2018 but not in 2019.

Treasury officials wanted to satisfy Congress’ desire to have payments made as “rapidly as possible,” which reportedly resulted in the use of policies and procedures developed for the 2008 stimulus payments. Thus, seeking to fulfill its mandate to Congress, the department “did not use the death records as a filter to halt payments to decedents in the first three batches of payments.”

The report further explains:

According to a Treasury official from the Office of Tax Policy, Treasury was unaware the payments may go to decedents. Treasury officials said that upon learning that payments had been made to decedents, Treasury and IRS, in consultation with counsel, determined that a person is not entitled to receive a payment if he or she is deceased as of the date the payment is to be paid. Such payments are potentially improper payments under the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019. BFS and IRS removed such payments starting with the fourth payment batch.

On May 6, 2020, IRS announced on its website that if a payment was issued to a decedent or incarcerated individual, the total amount should be returned.... However, IRS does not currently plan to take additional steps to notify ineligible recipients on how to return payments.

The IRS implemented a process in 2013 to use death records to update taxpayer accounts, but these controls were bypassed for the COVID-19 stimulus.

The report makes several recommendations, including having the IRS provide recipients of checks intended for deceased persons with further notification about how to return such payments.

The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump at the end of March. It provided $1,200 to adults and $500 for children as a way of alleviating some of the economic fallout of governments’ coronavirus economic restrictions, including shutting down many businesses deemed “non-essential.”

The president hinted this week that another “generous” stimulus check is in the works. “We will be doing another stimulus package, it’ll be very good, it’ll be very generous,” he said during an interview with Scripps reporter Joe St. George.

The news comes as the political establishment, including Democrats and the mainstream media, call for renewed coronavirus restrictions to contain infection rates that have risen since state governments began rolling back their lockdowns.

As the case number surpasses the peak in April, even conservative states such as Texas are backtracking in their reopenings. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said Thursday that he would pause the reopening of businesses and other institutions. 

Much attention has been placed on Florida, which, with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis at the helm, has been seen as one of the less-restrictive states. On Thursday, Florida reported more than 5,000 new cases for the second day in a row.   

Yet the media ignores that part of the reason for rising cases is the growing amount of testing. Additionally, with a 97.4-percent survivability rate, a rise in cases does not necessarily mean that people are in serious condition. It is common knowledge that most people infected with COVID-19 will experience only mild flu-like symptoms, or have no symptoms at all. 

In Jacksonville, Florida, for example, Mayor Lenny Curry noted that while cases are up, hospitalizations remain low, with only 14 people in ICU units at local hospitals.

Not surprisingly, while the media wants to blame President Trump’s recent Tulsa rally for a spike in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, they are careful not to place any blame on the recent mass Black Lives Matter protests. A BuzzFeed article trending on Twitter boldly declares, “Cities With Black Lives Matter Protests Have Not Seen COVID-19 Spikes.”

Who knew that viruses could have political preferences?

 

GERMAN POLITICIAN FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM PARLIAMENT AFTER SLAMMING LEFT-WING STUTTGART RIOTS (COMING TO AMERICA?)

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/watch-german-politician-forcibly-removed-from-parliament-after-slamming-left-wing-stuttgart-riots-coming-to-america/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
WATCH: German Politician Forcibly Removed from Parliament after Slamming Left-Wing Stuttgart riots (Coming to America?)

Independent Member of Parliament Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner was forcibly removed from Stuttgart Germany’s state parliament by police on Wednesday after he slammed the left-wing parties running Germany. Dr. Fiechtner accused them of “having blood on their hands” for flooding the country with migrants who screamed “Allahu Akbar” as they took part in the massive riots in Stuttgart last week.

Fiechtner’s powerful speech has been widely condemned by left-wing politicians and media as “hate speech“. “Hate speech” is the Marxist version of Islamic blasphemy laws. State Parliamentary President, Turkish Muslim Muhterem Aras from the communist Greens Party, went so far as to expel the politician during the debate over the Stuttgart riots, even calling the police to remove him. He was also suspended for five sessions of parliament.

Dr. Fiechtner slammed the communist policies of the established leaders who allowed Germany to be flooded with dangerous migrants waging war on their host country. This past weekend’s horrific riots in Stuttgart, which resulted in massive damage to businesses and left 19 police officers injured, is one example of the violence.

Fiechtner had his right to speak removed by President of the State parliament after Fiechter condemned her political party (Greens) and the other left-wing party leaders, for their refusal to admit or deal with the migrant nature of the rioters in Stuttgart. He further accused them of wanting to overrun Germany with foreigners and communists:

All of you, from the green, red [SPD], black [Merkel’s CDU] and magenta [Leftists] know it. You have skeletons in your closet. It was you who wanted to see our German population overrun by foreigns. It was you who in Thuringia voted, a communist, into office. There’s blood on your hands!

Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner is a hematologist and oncologist who currently serves in the Baden-Württemberg regional parliament. Please watch his powerful speech before being ejected from the parliament by German state police:

After Dr. Fiechtner was forcibly removed from legislature, he made the following statement addressing the nature of the communist Greens party and left-wing government’s dangerous alliance. Dr. Fiechtner announced that he will take his case to the Constitutional Court about his exclusion and urges Germans to keep fighting for their freedoms:

So, my dear friends, continue to hold aloft the flag in this battle for freedom. Our country is in serious danger. Our country is under attack. If we want to preserve our country, we must stay united, rise up and develop a thick skin.

Watch Dr. Fiechtner’s statement below:

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Many thanks to Miss Piggy for the following translations:

Video #1:

Thank you. Now I give the floor to member of parliament Dr. Fiechtner. 

Dear Madame President, ladies and gentlemen and everyone else A-Z. Even though I’m almost 60 
years old, I'm still learning every day. This past weekend, my newest insight was that the term 
‘party scene’seems to be a new geographical term for the Arab region and the Maghreb.

Another new insight came while watching what seems to be the newest Corona prevention measures in 
Stuttgart:

Going out and celebrating wearing a balaclava. It also seems to be necessary to equip yourself 
with an iron bar. That’s probably necessary to maintain a distance of one and a half meters. 
Mobs of left-wing extremist and mobs dominated by foreigners are well known in our Republic, 
and not just since yesterday. During the Stuttgart 21 protests and more recently at the G20-17 
summit in Hamburg, we witnessed the extent of uncontrolled riots. 

Even in this case, politicians are watching with relish and shed their crocodile tears. 
Just imagine if the riots had happened in East Germany and right-wing extremists had shown up. 
The next day, Federal President Steinmüller would have been at the scene, bringing flowers, 
new laws would be passed, standoff speeches would have been made, and the culprits would already 
have been identified. In this case, there’s persistent silence about the details and background 
information. Not even a clearly audible ‘Allahu Akhbar’ is recognized as a clear statement. 
All of you, from the green, red [SPD], black [CDU] and magenta [Leftists] know it. You 
have skeletons in your closet. It was you who wanted to see our German population overrun 
by foreigners. It was you who in Thuringia voted Ramelow, a communist, into office. There’s 
blood on your hands! 

Leave this Chamber… — 

Dr. Fiechtner! — 

and go immediately to the Königstraße nearby… —

For that I will issue a reprimand against you. —

Go immediately to the  Königstraße nearby and pick up the shards of your politics. And take 
Mrs. Aras with you.

Dr. Fiechtner! I’m expelling you from this session now.Dr. Fiechtner! We have procedural rules. 
This is up for debate.

You are expelled from the session. Please leave the room. Just a moment. First —

This a totalitarian system.

Dr. Fiechtner! You have been expelled. I am interrupting the session. No! I am interrupting 
the session. I ask the party leaders of all five parties to the bench. I would like to discuss a 
point briefly. No live stream available Ladies and gentlemen, our session will now continue. 
The session interruption is regrettable, but unfortunately unavoidable. As our rules of 
procedure provide in such cases, the Presidium has unanimously agreed, in accordance with 
Section 92, paragraph 2 of our procedural rules that  parliamentary member Dr. Fiechtner 
will be expelled for five days from the parliamentary session.

We’ll continue our debate on TOP 2. Now I give the floor to member of parliament Dr. Gedeon.

Dear Madame President, ladies and gentlemen. Just a word about this expulsion. It seems as though 
Dr. Fiechtner… —

Dr. Gedeon! The discussion is about TOP 2, not the expulsion of a member of 
parliament. Stay on topic. — 

I am permitted to make a comment about what just happened. 

You can’t …

What have we come to here, ladies and gentlemen? I strongly reject this expulsion. Regardless 
of one’s opinion of Dr. Fiechtner, there is absolutely no legal basis for this expulsion. 
I would like to state that as protest. Of course. Now on to today’s topic.

Video #2

Hello dear friends of truth. And freedom. Dear friends of freedom. That’s what this is about 
here in this chamber.

Once again, the parliamentary president has overstepped her authority. Once again, she abused 
her office in a totalitarian, even fascist manner, in order to limit free speech and prevent 
me from executing my mandate. She went so far as to expel me, once again, from the 
parliamentary sessions.

Of course, since I refused to give free rein to this lawlessness or to acquiesce to it. 
I stood firm. As was to be expected, this woman, whom I now must describe as a political 
criminal, because she acts in such a manner that suitable for a totalitarian system, but 
certainly not in a state under the Rule of Law. A state that values freedom, the rule of law 
and integrity.

The press is fully engaged in pushing their PR, saying that the parliamentary member 
Dr. Fiechtner provoked or induced his own expulsion through provocation. This is by no 
means the case!

I gave two speeches. For both, Ms. Aras issued me reprimands for being out of order. In my 
last speech, I stated that these parties have blood on their hands. That’s right! The excessive 
violence in Stuttgart is a result of the absolutely twisted and failed policy of the 
established parties, starting with the Green Party, then the SPD, but also the CDU and FDP. 
These parties do have blood on their hands. That’s exactly what I just told them. For that reason, 
this president believes she has the authority to issue me a reprimand and to deprive me of the 
right to speak. In response, I said they should all go outside, to the nearby Königsstraße and 
pick up the shards of their policy.

I also told them to take the parliamentary president with them. That was her reason for banning 
me from this chamber. Are you serious?! Has this woman lost her marbles? Apparently, I have been 
banned for the next five parliamentary sessions. The procedure was the same as last time. I 
refused to leave, so they called the police. 

However, this time I was determined not to leave voluntarily, no. I told that to the police 
officer, whom I greeted in a friendly manner like the last time. I told him no, I wouldn’t 
be leaving voluntarily. They would have to do what they have to do, and physically remove me 
if they intended to follow these orders. I advise them of the possibility of remonstration, to 
refuse or accept orders that are obviously unlawful. The officers who were present thought 
everything was correct.

So I had to ask them if they weren’t ashamed of themselves for forcefully removing, carrying 
an elected official from the parliamentary chamber. They said they weren’t ashamed. So that 
does leave an unpleasant aftertaste in respect to how some police officers behave. Especially 
since this debate dealt with the violence that police officers must endure from violent 
criminals, from imported violent criminals and leftist violent criminals, in which they suffer 
injuries. Not to mention that I just went to bat for them, but it remains a very ambivalent, 
dubious topic.

It just proves that the police are always the tool of those who rule, and if those who rule 
are bad, it often means the work of the police isn’t what it should be. I’m shocked, and need 
to express how extremely emotionally churned-up inside I am. I have to say, I’m even close to 
tears, in light of this kind of offense.

Naturally, I must consider subsequent actions. Submitting an objection against this decision 
goes without saying. That is the prerequisite for proceeding with any further action at all. 
An additional step would be a lawsuit submitted to the German Supreme Court, which I think, 
in this case, must happen. If boundaries aren’t drawn now, then our parliamentary system 
is definitely lost.

So, my dear friends, continue to hold aloft the flag in this battle for freedom. Our country 
is in serious danger. Our country is under attack. If we want to preserve our country, we 
must stay united, rise up and develop a thick skin.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
SEE ALSO:
https://www.europereloaded.com/stuttgart-hundreds-of-rioters-attack-police/


BLACK LIVES MATTER: NOT JUST COMMUNIST, BUT VICIOUSLY ANTI-SEMITIC TOO

No matter the color of their skin, Jews are going to be labeled “white.”

BY CLARE M. LOPEZ

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/black-lives-matter-not-just-communist-viciously-clare-m-lopez;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

By the time violent rioters tore through the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Fairfax, Los Angeles on the night of Saturday May 30, 2020, it was too late. The vicious antisemitic, anti-Israel language of the M4BL and Black Lives Matter’s demands that included accusations against Israel of “apartheid” and “genocide” had been brushed aside. Black Lives Matter (BLM) delegations had traveled to the Middle East to endorse Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria and pose for photo ops with the Palestinian flag. Statements from delegation leaders spoke of “occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality” that Israel supposedly has perpetrated against the region’s Arab-Muslim population.

Even when city after city across America went up in flames after the May 25, 2020 killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, with BLM ‘protesters’ assaulting private businesses, their owners, and law enforcement officers alike, smashing store fronts, setting fires, and destroying property, some among America’s Jewish leadership could hardly get their statements of support out fast enough. Jewish American organizations, the Reform Movement, rabbinical leadership figures, progressive and Zionist activists, even the Hasidic Community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn in New York City all practically fell over one another in their haste to endorse the BLM movement.

The Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara was no different. On June 13, 2020, the group – including, among others, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, ADL Santa Barbara Tri-Counties, Santa Barbara Congregation of B’nai B’rith and Santa Barbara Hillel – issued a statement to condemn “racism” and “institutional biases.” The Focus Project, whose online website is remarkably empty, disseminated a set of talking points on June 16, 2020 that appear to date from September 2019. An increasingly popular trope is included among them that distorts the ancient Jewish term ‘Tikkun Olam’ in a way to make it seem like some kind of modern-day social justice program. In fact, ‘Tikkun Olam’ is a Kabbalist term that made its way into Judaism by way of the Aleinu prayer that is specific to Rosh Hashanah. ‘Tikkun Olam’ is not from the Torah (md’oraita) in origin at all – and therefore not one of the 613 obligatory commandments (mitzvot) nor anywhere to be found in the normative rabbinical literature concerning the praxises of Jewish Law (Halacha). Rather, as a kind of companion bit of moral guidance, ‘Tikkun Olam’ urges Jews to repair one’s individual relationship to the Almighty by way of observance of the actual ‘mitzvot’, or obligatory commandments that lead to perfecting personal behavior.

Now, just as ‘perfecting of one’s personal behavior before the Almighty’ has nothing to do with the social justice narrative per se, neither does it have anything to do with supporting a communist/Marxist, pro-Maoist organization, one of whose BLM co-founders’ declaration of the group’s Marxist ideology was featured on Twitter just days ago. Yes, the BLM movement was founded by three African-American women with longtime Marxist backgrounds: Alicia Garza, Opal I. Tometi, and Patrisse M. Cullors. Its original Platform (issued in August 2016, but scrubbed up a bit in its more recent iteration) called for collective ownership of all resources, the breaking up of banks, redistribution of wealth by way of confiscatory taxes on ‘high earners,’ free health care, and free education. Truly, Karl Marx would have blushed.

But back to the question of how BLM rioters came to be rampaging through Jewish neighborhoods of Los Angeles, CA, reportedly shouting “F___Jews”, and spray painting “F___Israel” and “Free Palestine” on the walls of the Congregation Beth Israel and at least four other synagogues. How did Jews come to be collectivized into the enemy “white privilege proletariat” class by these BLM Marxists?

That original BLM Platform also explicitly supports the BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement. Another indicator comes from Cullors (who organized the 30 May pogrom in LA): she reportedly told a New York Times reporter, “Let’s go into the heart of what is symbolically white in Los Angeles, which is Beverly Hills…These people need to hear our pain and our grief. We wanted to bring this to communities who often aren’t dealing with police violence.” No matter the color of their skin, therefore, Jews are going to be labeled “white”—as a pejorative from which it is always going to be impossible to escape. It goes back farther than that, however. By 2015, BLM representatives traveled to the Middle East to make common cause with Palestinians in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. Fast forward to late May 2020, shortly after the death of George Floyd, and the Democratic Socialists of America’s BDS national working group blatantly tried to link that killing to Israel, by claiming that U.S. police forces learned riot control techniques from Israeli police. Then, on June 1, Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right of Return Coalition, published a hideous cartoon at its website showing an Israeli soldier with his knee on the neck of a keffiyeh’ed Palestinian, arm-in-arm with an American police officer with his knee on the neck of a black man. The article it accompanied was entitled “Al-Awda PRRC statement of solidarity for Black lives and Black struggle.”

The BLM’s Marxist agenda is on full display across America today. Exploitation of the insurrectionist riots in which it plays a leading role to demonize Jews and Israel is, too. 

Clare M. Lopez is Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC.

 

RAIR’S AMY MEK JOINS MICHELLE MALKIN, KATIE HOPKINS & DAVID VANCE FOR EPIC PANEL ON BIG TECH CENSORSHIP

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/watch-rairs-amy-mek-joins-michelle-malkin-katie-hopkins-david-vance-for-epic-panel-on-big-tech-censorship-must-see/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

RAIR Foundation USA’s own Amy Mek joined the great Michelle Malkin on her “Malkin Live” Broadcast this week with UK freedom fighters Katie Hopkins and David Vance.

The patriots delved into issues surrounding social media censorship and the rise of Parler, a micro-blogging platform where non-socialists are finding refuge. Amy Mek discussed her personal experience being suspended on Twitter. Mek also explained President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Social Media censorship, which has been discussed in detail at RAIR.

One overarching theme of the discussion is how conservatives need to come together to support one another in this time of rampant social media tyranny, which is spilling over into life in general for anyone who does not support the Marxist rage mob sweeping the planet.

WATCH AND SHARE:

 

DAVID CLOUD: IS IT TIME TO BEAR ARMS?~RESPONSE TO “CHURCHES MUST ADDRESS FUNDAMENTALS, NOT SYMPTOMS”

BY DAVID CLOUD

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/reports/is_it_time_to_bear_arms.php;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
June 29, 2020
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
866-295-4143, [email protected]
I received the following important response to the article “Churches Must Address Fundamentals, Not Symptoms,” June 15, 2020:Thank you for sending this. One thing that I am struggling with is what is my responsibility as an American Christian in all of this? Are we to sit idly by and watch our country fall to this communist backed chaos? ----- from where I live a small town was invaded by BLM & Antifa protesters on Friday night. They were threatening a local business owner who was also on the school board. He refused to bow to their social justice demands by apologizing for statements that he made against them. Heavily armed militia groups surrounded his place of business. The BLM protesters issued threats of intimidation on social media and said they were coming to town armed. In the middle was ------ who was on the police swat team. In the past month he has been to two riots and seen one of his fellow police officers brutally gunned down by two black thugs who car jacked an innocent woman [see website report]. None of this of course made the national news.

The weekend prior to this in a small town close to where I live nearly a thousand protesters from Detroit were bused in by Antifa and BLM. ----- who is a firefighter and EMS medic was on standby for trouble all weekend. He trains with the county SWAT team as a medic. In both of these cases we prayed much for peaceful resolutions. So far, that has been the outcome, however my patience with doing nothing is wearing very thin. These groups are openly using intimidation tactics and receive praise for doing so.

I am an ex paratrooper and I know many Christian veterans who are struggling with watching this mess unfold and doing nothing. My first allegiance is to Christ. I am willing to do whatever His will is concerning this matter even if it means watching our country fall to communism. Unfortunately as a nation we have chosen the path that we are on and God had been no where near us for a long time.

That said, is there a responsibility as an American Christian to bear arms to defend our freedom in such a time as this? I have asked this question to many a preacher and have never received a straight answer. I am not looking for a green light to follow my flesh. What I would like is a Biblical answer in relation to the God given right to bear arms and free speech that we were granted by our founding fathers. Do we have a Christian responsibility to stand up against tyranny? Like I said my first allegiance is to Christ. I just don't want to watch my country fall to communism having not done anything to try and stop it if I should have. I hope this makes sense.

I also totally agree that prayer is the greatest weapon that we have, and that is has been the most under utilized.

Thank You,
______________

REPLY FROM BROTHER CLOUD

Following is an edited edition of my reply to this man:

I appreciate the response. You have expressed the issue very well.

There is not one answer to your question for everyone, but Scripture gives us some clear truths that provide light in these times. Following is how I understand the practicality of the Bible’s teaching for today:

1. Americans do still have some rights to bear arms, and they should be used to defend life and property insofar as possible. Legal firearms have stopped multitudes of rapes, beatings, thefts, and murders. Legal firearms have stopped would-be mass murderers, even in church services. Many churches have appointed armed guards within the membership, and that is wise. The citizens of most nations today don’t have this liberty, and Americans should use it as long as they have it. But beyond that, what can be done with arms? Shall conservative Christian militias go to war with Antifa, BLM, et al? You know very well that it would only make matters worse and it would be very short-lived. The U.S. government today is much more likely to side with Antifa/BLM than any Christian militia or even someone lawfully bearing an arm in self-defense against Antifa/BLM. The following is an example -
https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/06/16/antifa-mob-attacks-man-man-shoots-in-self-defense-officials-promise-to-charge-man-with-hate-crime/

2. We do have some free speech, and it is a precious, hard-won right that we should use. I would love to see more pastors and Christians speak out publicly to give a biblical perspective on prevailing issues. In my experience, most pastors are hiding and not even speaking out much when they are behind the pulpit itself. They are truly the silent majority. Some write to me and say, “I support what you are saying, but please don’t use my name.” Cowards! I thank the Lord for men who are outspoken, but they are certainly in the extreme minority. Speak out for truth and righteousness, brethren! We would hasten to say that one must be very careful about he uses his time. Speaking out against the problems that blight our nation can easily become a full-time job and can entice you into the addicting and unwholesome world of “conservativism.”

3. We have the responsibility to obey God when man’s laws contradict God’s. “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men” (Ac. 5:29). Many churches exercised that responsibility during the coronavirus lockdowns when some state governments put Walmart before churches and tried to force unreasonable conditions on the assemblies. When the government impudently exalts itself over God’s laws, such as in the matter of marriage, we must obey the higher law. We have to be ready to pay the price, of course, but this is legitimate Christian duty.

4. Personally, I’m not going to spend any time with demonstrations and sign waving and politicking, and very little time even speaking out on such matters, because God has given me more important things to do, as I have described in the report “Churches Must Address Fundamentals, Not Symptoms.” I’m going to spend my fleeting time in prayer, lots of prayer, serious Bible reading/study/meditation, preaching/teaching God’s Word, building New Testament churches, building up godly homes, discipling youth, training preachers, preaching the gospel. There is infinitely more life-changing, community-changing, nation-changing power in those things than standing on a corner holding a sign or waving the flag or going face-to-face with BLM. Others can do those things.

5. We have to understand the times. “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). The 21st century is not the 18th. Taking up arms as a patriot in the 1770s was an entirely different thing than taking up arms today. I am convinced that it is God who is judging America, and I have no intention of fighting against God. We could wish that America could be split into two parts, one that holds to its founding principles and the other a leftist state, but it’s nothing going to happen. It’s not time to build nations; it’s time to build churches. It’s time to focus like a laser on the imminent return of Christ and let loose of this old world and be ready to go, to make sure we are not like Lot’s wife, whose heart was so attached to Sodom that she could not bear to leave it. “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Romans 13:1-14).

6. The America of today, and the American government of today, is not that of the Founding Fathers; it is not that into which I was born in 1949; it is not even that which I served in the U.S. Army in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including a tour in Vietnam. I love America and thank the Lord for what it has stood for and for the blessings and liberties I have enjoyed as an American citizen. The flag still thrills me, but I can’t wave it very passionately today. It stands for too many things that are evil and wrong-headed: abortion on demand, moral license, homosexual rights (the Supreme Court strengthened those rights just recently), socialism (even the Republicans are redistribution-of-wealth socialists, as far as I’m concerned), the welfare state, vast corruption and insane waste, unsustainable debt, speech control (is there freedom of speech in the public schools, law enforcement, the military?), among others. America’s real problem is not systemic racism, it is systemic wickedness.

7. As for law enforcement, it is essential, of course. It is of God (Romans 13). The city, county, state, and federal police forces are absolutely necessary, and more than ever when the spirit of anarchy has spread so widely. It is time for every law-abiding citizen to show support for and to encourage the men and women who stand between us and anarchy. The two black women in Nashville did the right thing in paying for a deputy sheriff’s meal at a Cracker Barrel, leaving him a note saying, “BLM but so does yours! Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.”

The “defund the police” movement is tyranny on the part of the movers and shakers, and it is utopian nonsense on the part of their gullible pawns. Ultimately it will fail, but many lives will be destroyed and America will be weakened, which is the fundamental objective, of course.

At the same time, we aren’t going to wave a “blue flag.” We know that law enforcement personnel are just people. We don’t idealize them. The Bible tells us that law enforcers, like all other men, are sinners (Romans 3:23). They come in all varieties. Some serve God and man; others serve only themselves. Some are diligent; some lazy. Some are honest; some corrupt. Some are kind; some aren’t. We have lived about half of our 70 years overseas, and in our experience American law enforcers are far better than those in most countries; there is more professionalism, more true justice in America. But there is no semblance of perfection anywhere.

There has been a deep corruption of the American justice system by the application of humanistic thinking and the brash rejection of biblical truth. There is a coddling of the wicked, who are treated with more respect and compassion than their victims. There is a revolving door that releases violent criminals back into society to wreak more havoc. There are endless appeals that delay justice beyond reason. Procedure is often more important than justice. There is the acceptance of psychological mumbo-jumbo. Lawyers are too often allowed to manipulate the system to thwart justice. The U.S. justice system has become more about money than justice. It’s big business. Politics plays a major role at every level.

There has been a militarization of the city, county, state, and federal police forces in the last few decades that is disturbing. We realize that the drug phenomena and the increased violence of American society has required corresponding changes in law enforcement, but when you see hyper-armed, militarized agents make heavy-handed arrests of non-violent people (such as for possession and distribution of some supplement or for simple possession of an illegal firearm or for disobeying a medical lockdown order or for homeschooling or for trumped up charges of child abuse or for assisting a mother who fled the country to protect her daughter from being forced to live with a lesbian--the Lisa/Isabella Miller Case--and other things). Why dress like and act like SS troopers in such cases? Consider the intimidating SWAT personnel who lined up against a peaceful “reopen California” demonstration in May that was composed of families in Sacramento, California; the SWATers were rightly rebuked by a former Marine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSdN92CjiIQ

Even the FBI has been corrupted at a high level in recent years. Some have broken laws and probably committed treason, but there have been no real consequences from the justice department.

There has been increase in unlawful harassment of street preachers and churches by law enforcement in many parts of the country. Many cases occurred during the coronavirus lockdown. A recent example occurred at a Black Lives Matter protest in Clovis, New Mexico, where police threatened to arrest preachers for “inciting a riot” when all they were doing was preaching that Jesus Christ desires to save all men of all colors. The inciters are the BLM crowd, not preachers of the gospel! We have reported many cases like this over the years, including actual arrests of law-abiding street preachers. Law enforcers should know that their best friends are Bible-believing Christians, and they would be wise to defend their friends’ Constitutional rights.
https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/06/17/no-gospel-allowed-at-black-lives-matter-protest-cops-try-to-make-evangelists-leave/

8. I hope you will treat the report “Churches Must Address Fundamentals, Not Symptoms” seriously and not just skim it. We must address the fundamentals, and God has given us the resources to do so: the frightful condition of the churches, the spiritually weak condition of the families, the issue of a regenerate church membership, the issue of the weak biblical character of the churches, the general lack of skill in handling God’s Word, the prevailing worldliness in homes and churches, the lack of vision and real passion for evangelism in most churches. You mentioned prayer and said it is our greatest weapon and it has been under utilized. But this needs to be emphasized and corrected. Until our individual believers, our homes, and our churches are the prayer warriors they need to be, we shouldn’t be thinking about anything else. I doubt that there are 50 truly praying churches in America. (A true praying church must not only be engaged in a lot of prayer, but it must be on “praying ground,” which requires a holy, pilgrim, separated lifestyle.)

I am trying to say that these are the things that most of God’s people are not doing very well, yet these are the very things God has told us to do. Any fleshly person can sit around and grumble about Antifa and BLM and socialism and coronavirus, etc., but only spiritual people can do the things God has told us to do that would make a real difference. You mentioned soldiers, firefighters, medics, and police. They usually take their jobs very seriously and do their very best, train hard, seek to improve. We need that type of energy focused on spiritual things, but very few members of fundamental Baptist churches are doing this. For the most part, they love sports and fishing and hunting and guns and barbecue and video games and politics and their jobs and Rush Limbaugh and Fox News and Breitbart, but they don’t have that passion for the Bible and prayer and holiness and ministry. A few do. But a few real disciples in the midst of a bunch of half-hearted and lukewarm is not a New Testament church. It is a mixed multitude of little power.

9. Unless you are a very, very unusual Christian today, you would do well to follow the counsel in the recent article “For Those Frustrated by Coronavirus and Rioting.” (1) Take a fast or near fast from secular news and political commentary. (2) Cut your social media time way, way down, if not cut it off entirely, and cut your entertainment time way, way down. (3) Take all of those precious hours that you gain from cutting way down on political news and social media and playing and spend them immersing yourself in the Word of God and prayer. Following are some suggestions for this: Go through the course Understanding the Bible for Yourself. Make your own timeline of Bible history. After that, read the entire Bible twice in six months, which requires about 14 chapters a day. Engage in memorizing and meditating on Bible verses. Increase the time you spend in intercessory prayer and in seeking wisdom from God. Make sure you are having daily family prayer. Get a prayer partner and meet daily for prayer, or as regularly as possible. Spend more time in congregational prayer. These kind of things bring real change, to individuals, to homes, to churches, to nations. Let’s stop fighting spiritual battles with weapons of the flesh.

How is your prayer life? How is your home? How are your children doing? How is your church doing? How many are hearing the gospel by your efforts? I would urge you to focus on these things like a laser and up your game in these matters no matter where you might currently be.

More than paratroopers and SWAT, America needs real Christian soldiers. Paul was a special forces spiritual soldier, and he said, “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample” (Philippians 3:17).

 

JUDGE RULES NEW YORK GAVE “PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT” TO MASS PROTESTS WHILE “DISCOURAGING” RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/06/26/judge-rules-ny-gave-preferential-treatment-to-mass-protests-while-discouraging-religious-gatherings/;

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal judge has ruled that the State of New York, while having a valid interest in slowing the spread of COVID-19, must give religious gatherings the same rights as secular industries in its reopening plan. He also opined that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave “preferential treatment” to mass protests over the death of George Floyd by supporting the crowds while maintaining restrictions on the size of religious gatherings.

“Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have just as easily discouraged protests, short of condemning their message, in the name of public health and exercised discretion to suspend enforcement for public safety reasons instead of encouraging what they knew was a flagrant disregard of the outdoor limits and social distancing rules,” wrote Judge Gary Sharpe, nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, on Friday.

“They could have also been silent. But by acting as they did, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment,” he said.

Two Roman Catholic priests and three members of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue had sued Cuomo and De Blasio, as well as Attorney General Letitia James, for restrictions on religious gatherings that they said burdened their free exercise of religion.

“On one occasion, the congregation was holding a prayer service outside [in March] when a police officer arrived and informed them that they were conducting an ‘illegal gathering,’ despite the fact that only eight congregants were present, and they ‘were at least 20 feet apart from each other,'” Sharpe explained regarding the grievance of one attendee of Chabad of Marine Park.

“When the congregants refused to disperse, the police officer threatened them with fines and arrest.”

“Perr and his fellow congregants were subject to ‘constant police presence and interference,’ which caused them to live in fear and took from them the ‘tranquility of worship,'” Sharpe said of another complainant.

One man attempted to hold services in his back yard, but “he was subjected to harassment and ‘bullying’ from his neighbors,” Sharpe said, “which he alleges was ‘incited by . . . [Mayor] de Blasio, who vowed to crack down on the Jewish community for failing to observe [Governor] Cuomo’s ban on religious gatherings.'”

As previously reported, in March, Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.10, which states that “[n]on-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.”

A guidance webpage from Empire State Development outlined that, in relation to religious gatherings, in-person church gatherings “of any size,” including house church meetings, were “canceled or postponed.”

“Pursuant to Executive Order 202.10, all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reasons (e.g. worship services, parties, celebrations, or other social events) are canceled or postponed,” the page read. “Congregate services within houses of worship are prohibited.”

“Further, individuals should not gather in houses of worship, homes, or other locations for religious services until the end of this public health emergency,” it stated.

Likewise, de Blasio warned faith leaders that same month not to open their doors or the New York Police Department (NYPD) and/or other entities would shut the building down — and if there were repeated and willful violations, the facility could be shut down permanently.

“So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend, if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” he said, adding that it is the “last thing he would like to do” because he understands the importance of faith.

“So, the NYPD, Fire Department, Buildings Department, everyone has been instructed that if they see worship services going on, they will go to the officials of that congregation, they’ll inform them they need to stop the services and disperse. If that does not happen, they will take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently.”

For areas that were approved for Phase 2 of the reopening plan, the State recently allowed up to 10 people to gather for religious meetings, and soon “relaxed” the restriction to 25 percent capacity. In New York City, however, the 10-person limit remains in effect for both indoor and outdoor services.

On June 10, the two Catholic priests and three Jewish synagogue members sued Cuomo and de Blasio, asserting that the restrictions are “arbitrary” and “pseudo-scientific.”

“[W]hile defendants jointly impose this arbitrary, pseudo-scientific regime of strict gathering limits for some groups and activities but not others, they are permitting closely packed gatherings of thousands to protest the wrongful death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, which have been taking place in New York City and every other major city in New York State day-after-day since Floyd’s death on May 25,” the complaint stated.

“Favored businesses, entities and activities, as well as favored mass demonstrations such as those over the death of George Floyd, are totally exempt from the challenged gathering limits, while defendants irrationally and capriciously continue to forbid religious ceremonies, high-school graduations, children playing in the park, and other comparatively tiny gatherings on the now patently specious grounds that they will cause death if allowed to occur,” it said.

On Friday, Judge Sharpe agreed. He pointed argument submitted by the State and City of New York, which he did not find persuasive. Sharpe said that Cuomo and de Blasio had the power to regulate the protests, but both their words and actions served as a statement that they were giving the masses in the streets a pass.

He quoted from both Cuomo and de Blasio, the latter of whom stated that the national outrage over Floyd’s death “is not the same question as the understandably aggrieved store owner, or the devout religious person who wants to go back to services.”

“Despite the State’s claim that enforcement power rests with local authorities in an effort to show that selective enforcement against mass race protesters is not a de facto exemption imposed by Governor Cuomo or Attorney General James, Governor Cuomo clearly has authority over the New York State Police and broad powers of enforcement,” Sharpe wrote.

“And, in any case, Governor Cuomo’s comments, which applauded and encouraged protesting and discouraged others from violating the outdoor limitations, likely demonstrate the creation of a de facto exemption.”

“Mayor de Blasio is a ‘local authority’ with clear enforcement power and has at his disposal one of the largest municipal police departments in the world, and has also actively encouraged participation in protests and openly discouraged religious gatherings and threatened religious worshipers,” Sharpe stated.

He further noted that retail stores and restaurants are allowed to operate at 50% capacity during Phase 2, but “the 25% indoor capacity limitation applies only to houses of worship.”

“Indeed, that limitation is the only one of its kind in the tangle of executive orders and the guidance document that have been issued in response to the pandemic; in other words, no other secular entity, save for those that remain closed in their entirety until Phase 4 or beyond, are limited to only 25% capacity.”

Sharpe also pointed out that, starting today, outdoor and indoor graduations may accommodate up to 150 people, and so, “the State must extend a similar exemption to plaintiffs absent a compelling reason to the contrary.”

“[T]here is nothing materially different about a graduation ceremony and a religious gathering such that defendants’ justifications for a difference in treatment can be found compelling,” he said.

Sharpe consequently placed an injunction on the State and City from placing a burden on religious gatherings that is unequal to those industries in Phase 2 and prohibited the government from “enforcing any limitation for outdoor gatherings provided that
participants in such gatherings follow social distancing requirements.”

Read the ruling in full here.

The Thomas More Society, which represented the plaintiffs, applauded Friday’s ruling.

“We are pleased that Judge Sharpe was able to see through the sham of Governor Cuomo’s ‘Social Distancing Protocol’ which went right out the window as soon as he and Mayor de Blasio saw a mass protest movement they favored taking to the streets by the thousands,” remarked Special Counsel Christopher Ferrara. “Suddenly, the limit on ‘mass gatherings’ was no longer necessary to ‘save lives.’ Yet they were continuing to ban high school graduations and other outdoor gatherings exceeding a mere 25 people.”

 

FAILED LIBERAL CITIES ARE BEING LEFT TO ROT AS BUSINESSES & RESIDENTS LEAVE EN MASSE

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★ 

Failed Liberal Cities are finally being left to ROT as businesses and residents begin leaving EN MASSE! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the effects of this mass exodus that are already being seen in cities across the country, and how more and more people and businesses are taking a stand and wanting nothing more to do with these Democrat hellholes; you’re not going to want to miss this!

 

MINNESOTA STATE REP.: ANTIFA & MUSLIM GROUPS PLAN TO “POLICE MINNEAPOLIS UNDER MUSLIM RULE”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/06/minnesota-state-rep-antifa-and-muslim-groups-plan-to-police-minneapolis-under-muslim-rule;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

It would have sounded farfetched just weeks ago. It doesn’t anymore. My latest in FrontPage:

As the city of Minneapolis moves to dismantle its police force, Minnesota state Rep. Steve Green on Tuesday stated the obvious that virtually everyone else has been tiptoeing around and pretending isn’t there: “What you’re looking at, in my humble opinion, is communism moving into Minneapolis and St. Paul.” And not just Communism, but the Leftist/Islamic alliance. Green asserted that Antifa and Muslim organizations plan to “police Minneapolis under Muslim rule.” Those who scoff at such a notion simply aren’t paying attention to recent developments.

The Minneapolis City Council voted two weeks ago to abolish the city’s police force. Its plans beyond that have so far been sketchy, but something is going to have to be put in place as an alternative to the police. The New York Times noted that “many have called for relying more on self-policing by the community, in the way attendees often do at events like music festivals, with the police stepping in only when a true emergency arises. Some cited as an example how, in the days after the killing of Mr. Floyd, teams made up of dozens of members of the American Indian Movement patrolled streets and directed traffic in the Little Earth housing community in Minneapolis.”

If members of the local community end up policing Minneapolis, what might that look like? Back in 2016, a series of Minneapolis Muslims in man-on-the-street interviews stated matter-of-factly that they preferred Islamic law over American law. We have seen Sharia patrols in Germany, Britain, and even New York City, where the Muslim Community Patrol (MCP) is decked out in uniforms that strong resemble New York Police Department uniforms, and drives cars carefully designed to look like NYPD cars, to enforce “fundamentals of the Sharia.”

Muslim leader Siraj Wahhaj explained what that meant: “The mosques need protection and the MCP cars can help stop people who were not following the rules and regulations of the sharia, doing what they’re not supposed to be doing, but still doing it.” According to a Muslim involved with the MCP, this would involve stopping “Muslim women being out after dark, Muslim men hanging out in the corners doing dope, Muslims drinking liquor,” and enforcing, “basically, the fundamentals of the Sharia.”

If such a community patrol is launched in Minneapolis, it is likely to focus on the same things, but not do anything about the fact that the 5th Congressional District in Minneapolis, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, is the jihad terror recruitment capital of the United States. Stopping young Muslims from engaging in jihad activity is unlikely to be a high priority for a group that is dedicated to enforcing Sharia, since Sharia calls upon Muslims to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers.

The Sharia enforcers’ hard-Left allies in Antifa would have no problem with this. Islam historically has never had any difficulty coexisting with authoritarian governments; in fact, it is free republics that have never proved to be compatible with Islamic law. Consequently, Steve Green’s words don’t appear farfetched at all. The unholy alliance of Leftists and Islamic supremacists sees that its moment is now, and is grabbing all it can.

How likely is it that Minneapolis really could end up under Islamic rule, with the blessing and cooperation of the hard-Left? According to the Minnesota Reformer, another Minnesota state Representative, Mohamud Noor of Minneapolis, did not deny the truth of Green’s statements. Instead, when asked about them, he “said rather than talk about things that inflame people and create division, Minnesota needs to address the challenge before it.” And of course, talk of Antifa/Islamic rule in Minneapolis might “inflame people,” so keep quiet. Keep quiet, that is, if you oppose such an eventuality, not if you favor it. Said Noor: “Minnesota is awake. They understand the challenges; they have been hearing the challenges for far too long. And we can’t wait any longer.”

Steve Green may turn out to have been a prophetic voice far sooner than anyone expects. And if any free people who may still be in Minneapolis want to head this off, the time is now to “inflame people” – not to riot and destroy after the manner of the Left, but to stand up decisively now and stop the power-grab of these insidious totalitarian forces.

 

ARMED MILITIA GROUPS ARE SURGING ACROSS THE NATION & COPS ARE JOINING THEM

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Armed MILITIA GROUPS are SURGING Across the Nation and Police Officers are one of the major groups JOINING THEM! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the explosion in popularity of right-wing militias, why law-enforcement officers are fast becoming their number one recruits, and what it all means for the rise of a new conservative age; you’re not going to want to miss this!

PA REP. STEPHANIE BOROWICZ: PROTECTING THE PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS DURING DISASTER EMERGENCIES~PRESERVING OUR HISTORIC MONUMENTS; NO EXCEPTIONS

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Protecting the People’s Right to Bear Arms During Disaster Emergencies

Currently, Pennsylvania’s Crimes Code makes it illegal to possess an otherwise lawful firearm on the public streets or on any public property during an emergency declared by a state or municipal government, subject to certain exemptions.

On Wednesday, I was proud to support House Bill 1747, which would repeal statutes that allow the governor to suspend or limit the sale of firearms during a disaster emergency declaration.

Additionally, the bill would repeal a section of the crimes code that infringes upon the right to open carry during an emergency declaration.

After receiving strong bipartisan support from the House, House Bill 1747 now advances to the Senate for consideration.

Especially during times of crisis, all levels of government must be reminded that our God-given, Constitutionally-affirmed right to bear arms in defense of ourselves and our loved ones shall not be questioned.

Preserving Our Historic Monuments, No Exceptions 

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On Tuesday, the veterans monument outside the Centre County Courthouse and the nearby statute of Bellefonte resident, Governor Andrew Curtin, who was instrumental in bringing President Abraham Lincoln to deliver his Gettysburg Address in 1863, were defaced by protestors.

Special thanks to Centre County Commissioner Steve Dershem for taking the lead on cleaning these county monuments, which are maintained at taxpayers’ expense.

Thanks also to President Donald Trump, who this week authorized the federal government “to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent…There will be no exceptions!”

In a subsequent social media post, the president strongly emphasized the importance of never tolerating the destruction of America’s history.

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