In Michigan, Leftists Have Started Knocking on Doors in the Middle of the Night

Intimidation is the stock-in-trade of ideologues who regard human freedom as the enemy.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/in-michigan-leftists-have-started-knocking-on-doors-in-the-middle-of-the-night/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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It’s a hallmark of totalitarian regimes. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote about it in his monumental exploration of the nightmare of totalitarianism, “The Gulag Archipelago”: “The sharp nighttime ring or the rude knock at the door." The insolent entrance of the unwiped jackboots of the unsleeping State Security operatives.” The left has now adopted this tactic in the United States, not for arrests (yet), but to frighten its foes into submission.

The Jerusalem Post recently reported that “anti-Israel masked men arrived at the homes of University of Michigan Board of Regents members before dawn on Wednesday to protest and demand the adoption of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) policies, according to the university and the regents.” Why before dawn, when the Regents were least likely to be able to carry on a rational discussion about these issues? Because rational discussion is the last thing these masked thugs want. Like those who made nighttime arrests in the old Soviet Union, they want to terrify their targets and catch them off guard.

Intimidation is the stock-in-trade of ideologues who regard human freedom as the enemy, and so it is no real surprise that anti-Israel thugs have started using the same tactics in Michigan. One of the regents, Jordan Acker, says that it was, to be more precise, “around 4:40 A.M.” when “a masked intruder came to the door of my family’s home with a list of demands, including defunding the police. My three daughters were asleep in their beds, and thankfully unaware of what transpired.”

Acker continued: “This form of protest is not peaceful. Public officials should not be subject to this sort of intimidating conduct, and this behavior is unacceptable from any Michigan community member, especially one led by someone who called for the death of people they disagree with.” He didn’t say whom he was talking about, but there has been a good bit of calling for the death of one’s enemies in Michigan lately.

In the face of the clear threat, Acker was defiant, although he seized the opportunity to affirm his loyalty to the leftist line, irrelevantly invoking 2020 “election deniers”: “I will not be intimidated." In the wake of the 2020 election, public officials here in Michigan were subjected to threats from mobs of election deniers who engaged in similar conduct.”

The leftists went even further at the home of another regent, Sarah Hubbard. She recounted that “at dawn, a group of around thirty protesters came to her home on Wednesday and erected tents, and according to the university, placed fake corpses wrapped in bloodied sheets on her lawn.” Not content with strewing her lawn with trash in an effort to frighten her into doing their bidding, the leftists “used bullhorns, drums, and chants to disrupt the peace of her neighborhood and taped a list of demands to her front door.”

That’ll do the trick. Who could resist such a charming, eloquent appeal? Instead of being outraged at this thuggery, however, all that Hubbard, another loyal leftist, could manage was a bit of schoolmarmish finger-wagging: “Protesting at a public official’s private residence is unacceptable and will not move their cause forward in a satisfactory manner.”

Yikes, she said it was “unacceptable”! That’ll stop these totalitarians from trashing anybody else’s lawn!

Hubbard explained that the board had recently rejected the demands of the BDS thugs, but “representatives of the encampment said that they would not take no for an answer,’ and told her to stop complaining on Twitter and come to the encampment to actually negotiate.’”

For its part, the University of Michigan observed with Sherlock Holmesian's perceptiveness that the “tactics used today represent a significant and dangerous escalation in the protests that have been occurring on campus.” No doubt about that. But what will be done? The university’s Public Affairs managed more finger-wagging: “Going to an individual’s private residence is intimidating behavior and, in this instance, illegal trespassing." This kind of conduct is not protected speech; it’s dangerous and unacceptable.”

The problem that the university faces is that the groups behind this intimidation tactic include groups that have been coddled and favored on university campuses all over the country for years: the University of Michigan’s Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapter, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), and the Transparency, Accountability, Humanity, Reparations, Investment, Resistance (TAHRIR) Coalition. JVP and TAHRIR also demand the “abolishment of policing on campus.”

Yeah, that’s a great idea while you people are running around in the middle of the night and scaring people half to death. All those involved in this who are students should be summarily expelled. But will the University of Michigan have the courage to cut down a plant it has watered and nurtured for years now?

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Biden Sends Condolences to Murderer of Americans

"Butcher of Tehran" killed US soldiers and civilians, targeted government officials

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-sends-condolences-to-murderer-of-americans/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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Iran’s murder of Sgt. William Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Sanders, and Spc. Breonna Moffett, three black servicemembers from Georgia, earlier this year was only the latest killing of Americans by the Islamic terrorist regime in Tehran in addition to the dozens already killed on Oct 7.

Iran had not only connived to murder an estimated one thousand American soldiers on the battlefield, but its assassins and agents had plotted to kill members of the Trump administration.

Last year, even the Biden administration was forced to sanction Iranian IRGC terror officials plotting assassinations in D.C. In March, it was reported that the FBI was hunting for an Iranian spy targeting former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other Trump administration officials.

But after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister and an IRGC general died when their chopper crashed on a mountainside, the Biden administration joined Putin, China’s Xi, the UN, Hamas, and other international villains in a global orgy of mourning for a monster.

The State Department, whose own personnel were being targeted for murder, declared that “the United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation”.

When the UN shamefully held a moment of silence to honor the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ who had been responsible for the massacres of thousands of Iranians, Deputy UN Ambassador Robert Wood stood alongside other tyrants in mourning a tyrant with American blood on his hands.

“We pray for the Iranian people who mourn the death of their president,” the Senate chaplain shamefully intoned.

Raisi’s motto, like that of the regime he represented, was “Death to America.” And yet the Biden administration expressed its sympathy for the death of a man who wanted to destroy America.

While Biden was sending condolences, the terror regime was busy blaming us for the crash.

Iranian state media complained that the Bell chopper, an old model imported before the Islamic revolution, had crashed because sanctions prevented the terror state from getting new parts. New parts only do so much good when you’re flying into a fog bank around mountainous terrain, but Iran also could have ended its terrorism or bought new choppers from someone else.

But joining in the wave of condolences for the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ was NATO whose Lebanese Arab spokeswoman Farah Dakhlallah tweeted, “Our condolences to the people of #Iran for the death of President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and others who perished in the helicopter crash.” Lebanon is dominated by the Hezbollah terror group controlled by Iran.

The EU’s president, Charles Michel, and the EU’s high representative Josep Borrell Fontelles promoted a press release stating that “the European Union offers its condolences for the death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian and other Iranian officials involved in the tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. The EU expresses its sympathies to the families of all the victims and to the Iranian citizens affected.”

Meanwhile, the Iranian citizens affected were singing, dancing and celebrating across Tehran.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed “his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The pitiful party was joined by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN’s World Health Organization, who offered “condolences to the people of Iran” as did Rafael Grossi, the head of the UN’s IAEA nuclear organization, which had allowed Iran to develop its nuclear program, and countless other globalist bureaucrats all mourning a murderous tyrant.

The condolences from the Biden administration, the UN and EU came alongside those from Hamas and Hezbollah which expressed appreciation for Raisi’s work on their behalf. Hamas called Raisi’s death an “immense loss” which it no doubt was for the Iran-backed terrorists. The Taliban’s statement claimed that it was “deeply saddened and affected by this tragic event.”

Raisi’s fellow tyrants and fellow enemies of the United States also wept. Putin called Raisi a “true friend of Russia” and China claimed that “the Chinese people have lost a good friend.” It’s understandable why Moscow and Beijing would mourn for Raisi, but why did Biden and the EU?

Was the “Death to America” chieftain a good friend of America or its literal sworn enemy?

After the outpouring of globalist sympathy for the ‘Butcher of Tehran’, many Americans and Europeans countered with a #NotInMyName hashtag. Iranians demanded to know why the Biden administration and international bodies were supporting a monster and mass murderer.

Raisi’s death, like Oct 7 and 9/11, helped expose the wide gap between good and evil. The same people who shrug off Islamic terrorism and atrocities like those Raisi participated in are filled with tender feelings when Hamas terrorists or their boss in Tehran meet deserved deaths.

World events and how we react to them show us who people really are and what they believe.

After Raisi’s death, the Biden administration, the European Union and the United Nations could have stood with the brave Iranians, especially women, who celebrated in the face of brutal repression, or with the regime. Leftist politicians who claim to care about democracy and human rights chose to stand against tyranny and brutal repression because that is who they are.

When the Iranian people rallied in the Green Revolution, the Obama administration, many of whose members are still serving in the Biden administration, chose to do nothing, but when the Muslim Brotherhood protested in Egypt, they rushed to stage a coup to bring it to power.

It is likewise no coincidence that the ICC issued its indictment of Israel for defending itself against Hamas at the same time as international bodies were mourning Hamas’ state sponsor.

The State Department was recently forced to release a warning that Americans were not safe anywhere in the world. That’s not due to naivete, weakness or incompetence, but choices.

The Biden administration chose to honor the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ as it chose to allow Iran to overrun Yemen, tighten its hold on Lebanon and try to salvage Hamas after Oct 7. That choice has killed plenty of Americans, even as Biden mourns not them, but their killers.

The Marxist Revolution & the Democrat Party 2024

Lessons learned from David Horowitz.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-marxist-revolution-the-democrat-party-2024/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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Radical Marxist groups, including some with ties to China, are planning protests at the Chicago Democratic Convention this year. What is so surprising is that there are so many Democrats so surprised. They question why groups they have supported with resources and fiery speeches would turn against them. Democrats have coddled and loved the Marxists with glowing praise while condemning their opponents with the harshest of rhetoric and most disparaging of words. These naïve souls are still in need of history lessons that the federal Department of Education does not mandate nor provide.

Many have at least noted that this is “like the 1968 Democrat Convention” all over again, when protests and riots scarred the convention and its nominee, Senator Hubert Humphrey. But this time it will be far worse. The extreme left Marxists’ and radical Islamists’ influence of the Democratic Party’s leadership should have made their intentions clear. They want a very radical takeover. They want a revolution. They have made astonishing progress in the wake of the Obama administration’s fundamental transformation into a much more socialist, anti-Christian nation with the government’s radical politicalization of federal departments. That means the Marxists and radical Islamists are very close to their takeover.

I do not think Attorney General Merrick Garland is a Marxist or a radical Islamist; however, those groups have been able to nurture and grow the venom within him, perhaps over his being disregarded for the Supreme Court. If the radical takeover is complete, Garland will either have to finish his abandonment of things he once held dear and complete his turn on the dark side, or be crushed as a tool no longer usable.

The notorious assassin known as Carlos the Jackal once said “Only a coalition of Marxists and Islamists can destroy the United States.” That was quite prescient. One of the great ironies is that the coalition has some Islamists supporting sexual orientations that would get the proponent killed in their own Islamic country of origin or preference. Another irony is that each group thinks that once they provoke and win the revolution, they will be able to take over and discard the other group that joined them. It’s a bit like the treaty between Hitler’s socialist workers party and Stalin’s communist party. Both leaders intended to break the deal from the beginning.

True Islamists do not want a Marxist government at all when they take over; true Marxists do not want ANY religious group involved in the communist hierarchy when they takeover. Of course, we read and hear from mega-millionaires and billionaires who have helped fund the disastrous end to freedom and self-government that they hope is near.

It is not much consolation that the mega-wealthy have been victims of very poor history lessons. So they apparently are not aware that in either a Marxist or Islamic takeover, the mega-wealthy do not even get a “thank you” for funding the takeover. Their wealth is normally just taken, and the former wealthy person is either killed or sent to a gulag or prison.

It has been my privilege to be a friend of David Horowitz and now a Senior Fellow with his Freedom Center. I majored in history, but have learned so much from David’s books and our conversations over nearly two decades. David was in on the planning of those “protests” at the 1968 Democrat convention. I have read his accounts of some of those planning sessions and the leaders’ thoughts.

But I was perplexed and asked, “David, why did you guys plan for all the protests and riots at the Democratic Convention?" They were going to nominate an acknowledged liberal of that decade, Hubert Humphrey. Why wouldn’t you as communist leaders go after the Republican Convention where they would nominate Richard Nixon, who was obviously no friend of liberals. Nixon was going after communists in Congress before he was Vice President.”

I love David’s expressive nature. He holds nothing back. He said, “Louie, we were communists!" Our saying was ‘the worse, the better.’” He went on to say that Humphrey had supported the war in Vietnam and had been anti-communist. But he said there was also concern that if Humphrey won the Presidency, it would be more difficult to get young people rioting out in the streets. Some felt that if Nixon won, it would be easier to get college students to riot out in the streets. So there was a better chance of a revolution with Nixon.

One of the cracks in David Horowitz’s communist armor came when discussions turned to creating so much harassment and assault on police that police finally killed some of the protesters. The goal of getting some of their own friends and supporters killed really concerned David.

It also seems to me that some Jewish Democrat supporters are currently in a bit of shock seeing the combined Marxist and Islamic left coming after Jews. However, recent clashes on college campuses in defending the malevolent brutality, torture, rape and murder of Jews on October 7 last year have made fairly clear where all this is going.

The Liberal Democrats should understand that their condemnation and cries for removal of Israeli leaders who are striving to prevent another holocaust will not win them much in the way of favor from the Marxist and jihadist Jewish-haters when or if they take over.

Please know that the effort of Marxists to create the revolution in the West has not dissipated since those violent days of the late 1960’s. They have chosen to use our education and media systems to propagate their hate in a more civil way. But now some of the revolutionaries see a victory to eliminate our self-governing republic so close, they are almost giddy. If they are successful, there will be so many rank and file Democrats saying, “Wait! I have never supported THIS!” But at that point, it will be too late_ they may not have intentionally supported the revolution, but they certainly took joy in beating down and mocking those who wanted to keep our freedom. Please wake up now.

David Horowitz has written some extraordinary books during his life. However, he told me last week, before I read his brand new one, that he felt it was the best thing he had ever written. I read it and was blown away. Reading should require reading for every student in America, but it explains our founding and truly unparalleled pursuit of equality and freedom like no one ever has. The sheer clarity of wisdom in America's Betrayed unambiguously establishes that evil is at work to destroy this great republic. People have got to understand the side they have chosen before November, and reading David’s new book will make that demonstrably apparent.

Former Congressman Louie Gohmert is a Senior Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Financial World War Coming: Global Elite’s Plan – ‘You’ll Own Nothing & They’ll Own You,’ Carol Roth

Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, interviews Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of ‘You Will Own Nothing,’ who warns that "we are on the brink of a financial world war where the financial stakes will shift. She dives into the global elite’s plan to come out on top – the process that threatens to leave us owning nothing and under centralized control. Roth explains what is behind the World Economic Forum’s 2030 agenda and delves into the risks associated with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). She also highlights the importance of personal ownership and what you can do to fight back. Roth has a free newsletter – https://www.carolroth.com/newsletter/.

NYC: Man savagely beats Jewish children who were playing on the sidewalk

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/05/nyc-man-savagely-beats-jewish-children-who-were-playing-on-the-sidewalk; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

He went away feeling righteous.

I’m not saying that this was a jihad attack. It may have been, but the attacker’s identity is unknown. What is known, however, is that antisemitism is on the rise everywhere because of the global acceptance of the rightness of the “Palestinian” cause, which is an Islamic jihad.

“Jewish children savagely beaten by man in New York City attack,” by Michael Starr, Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2024:

Jewish children were beaten by an unidentified man in New York on Sunday night, according to local media.

Disturbing video footage showing the perpetrator assaulting and beating kids on Franklin Avenue on Sunday night. @NYPD79Pct @NYPDBklynNorth pic.twitter.com/Fiwh8F7NQp

— Williamsburg 365 News (@Williamsburg365) May 15, 2024
Williamsburg 365 News posted on Wednesday footage of a man dismounting from his bicycle and approaching a group of orthodox Jewish children who were playing on the sidewalk.
The assailant appeared to smack one of the children in the face, kicking him to the ground. The man threw another child to the ground before repeatedly kicking him. The children fled, and the man returned to his bicycle.

The NYPD said that there was an additional victim not recorded in the video. The police received a criminal complaint that they were investigating, about a bicyclist in the same area approaching a man and his son who were also playing on the sidewalk.

“The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground causing a minor laceration [to] his head,” said the NYPD. “The suspect fled southbound on Franklin Avenue. There have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.”…

Honor And Praise Given to An Apostate District Superintendent Who Promotes Same Sex Marriage

Manny Silva standfortruthministries@gmail.com

May 18, 2024, 3:40 PM (20 hours ago)

(Click here to read at the website)Because of what has happened recently in the Hawaii District, as well as in the Holland District and other places, it can be assumed that apostasy can be allowed in the Church of the Nazarene and go unpunished. Standards written in the Manual no longer matter. It is simply hypocrisy.Welcome to the world of “evil being associated with holiness”, and “good becomes evil” in the Church of the Nazarene. Here is the current status of Rick Power and Will Campbell from the Hawaii District:- Will Campbell, who performed a same sex marriage, is still a pastor in good standing.- Rick Power, who believes homosexuality is not a sin, is still an ordained elder in good standing in the church.Neither of these men have repented, nor shown any remorse, for their actions and beliefs.The following happened in the Hawaii-Pacific District of the Nazarene denomination:District Superintendent Rick Power approves of his son-in-law’s officiating of a same sex marriage; he also promotes same sex marriage, and believes homosexuality is not a sin.Result: The District Superintendent is rewarded for his apostasy, by agreeing with a General Superintendent to retire with his credentials fully intact, and with the possibility of being assigned to other duties as an elder in the church. He was not sanctioned in any way, and he is allowed to remain an ordained elder in the denomination, in spite of his clearly obvious transgression of God’s word, and of the Nazarene Manual. (Evil is now good)The “honor and praise” of an apostate continues within the Church of the Nazarene after Rick Power was honored at First Nazarene Church in Hawaii. Some of the honor and praise has come from Nazarene pastors and leaders who know better. Below is the text from a FaceBook post made by a pastor congratulating Rick Power on his “faithful” service to the Church of the Nazarene. I have also been followed with comments by other Nazarene “leaders” who either don’t know of Power’s rebellion against God’s word, or they are complicit in their support of his “doctrines of demons.” (All these comments are public). Honor and praise for an apostate in the Church of the Nazarene:
_____________________________________________________________________________Gary Morsch's FaceBook Post:

to Manny, bcc: me

Gary Morsch's FaceBook Post:

What a blessing it was to honor the ministry of Rick and Vicki Power this past Sunday at Honolulu First Nazarene Church in Hawaii! Pastor Randy Beckum led a beautiful service in which a variety of people shared the many ways that the Powers have impacted their lives. 

Rick and Vicki have certainly impacted my life! Power’s ministry has intersected my life in many ways. First, Rick was Heart to Heart International’s “Chief Asia Representative,” coordinating the work of HHI from his office in Beijing, China. He later became my pastor at Olathe’s College Church in Nazarene for five impactful years. The foundation he laid has much to do with the stunning transformation of the College Church into the dynamic congregation that it is today, under the incredible leadership of the pastors that followed him—-Pastor Dave Sharpes, and now pastor Kevin Donoho!

As Rick is pushed out of his role as District Superintendent of the Hawaii Pacific District, I am certain that he and Vicki are entering the most exciting and impactful chapter of ministry ever! I am excited about where they might go. But what a loss for the denomination known as the Church of the Nazarene. The church has abandoned one of the most compassionate leaders of the church, all in an effort to hold on to an orthodoxy that is narrow, fundamentalist, and far from the heart of our church’s founders, John Wesley and Phineas Bresee. 

To say I’m worried about the future of our church is an understatement. Dee Kelly, Tom Oord and Rick Power are only the first of many clergy to be marginalized by the Church of the Nazarene. Thankfully, they will continue in ministry, ordained by God to minister to the least and the lost.

Thank you, Rick and Vicki, for the impact you’ve had on the lives of countless thousands across the globe!

 

Highlights of Gary Morsch’s words:
1. “The foundation he has laid [at Olathe Church]”.  I have heard from a number of Nazarenes who attended Olathe during Power’s tenure. The general description was that Rick Power devastated that church. According to the official Nazarene website, weekly attendance dropped every year, from 2,377 in 2010 to 1,629 in 2016.

 

  1. “As Rick is pushed out of the church”; “what a loss for the Church of the Nazarene.”
    Morsch apparently believes that the supposed departure of a pastor who promotes same sex marriage and also thinks homosexuality is not a sin, equates to a loss for the church. Morsch also wrongfully suggests that Phineas Bresee and John Wesley would have joined along in these heresies that are destroying the church.

3. “Dee Kelly and Tom Oord and Rick Power are only the first of many clergy who will be marginalized by the Church of the Nazarene.”
Mr. Morsch exposes his further support for additional heretics in the church. However, if they do become truly marginalized - by having their credentials removed - that would be the right thing to do!

 

Comments From Various Nazarene “Leaders” About Rick Power

Below are screenshots of statements made to or about Rick Power by various Nazarene leaders, from a former General Superintendent, to a college president, a seminary president, a theology department head, and various leaders and pastors in the church. Besides being given a free pass, Rick Power is being portrayed by some of these people as even a “martyr” of some kind, who has been wronged by the so-called “fundamentalists”, as a few others have commented. A heretic is being given “double honor!”

Dan Boone (President of Trevecca Nazarene University) says to Rick Power “You walk in the way of our Lord.”  Jerry Porter (General Superintendent Emeritus) says “we honor you for your ministry over the years.” Brent Peterson (Dean of Theology at Northwest Nazarene University)  says “thank you for your faithfulness to the church.” Dean Fleming says “he is one of the most gifted preachers of God’s word.” Montague Williams (Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University) says “I’m thankful for the way you’ve faithfully led in ministerial leadership and overall way of life.”

These are “clouds without water.” This is all an indication of the moral corruption and compromise that has infiltrated the church. These leaders know better. If Rick Power can be celebrated in such a way, while people turn their eyes away from the damage he has caused, then anything goes now in the Church of the Nazarene.  There is no leadership anymore.  Meanwhile, no voice or significant action from the top leaders on this. The General Superintendents are weak, or even worse, are complicit in allowing apostasy an open door to feed on the flock. What a total disgrace.

Perhaps some will want to ask each of these people, especially if they know them personally, this question: “Why is a former District Superintendent and currently an ordained elder allowed to retain his ordination credentials, when he has clearly violated Biblical and Nazarene standards?"

Dan Boone, President of Trevecca Nazarene University

 Jerry Porter, General Superintendent Emeritus

Brent Peterson, Dean, College of Theology, Northwest Nazarene University  

Jeren Rowell, President of Nazarene Theological Seminary  

Dean Fleming, Professor Emeritus at Mid-America Nazarene University

Montague Williams, Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University

 David Smart, Music Educator at Mid-America Nazarene University

Wally Jerry Wallentine, Nazarene Pastor:

Lora Stadler Wooster, Nazarene Pastor / former adjunct professor at Nazarene Bible College:

Jason Veach, former Nazarene, now a pastor in the Anglican Church:

John Tader, Nazarene Pastor:

Related Articles:

https://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/2024/01/30/the-hawaii-district-could-be-leading-the-church-of-the-nazarene-into-full-acceptance-of-same-sex-marriage/

 

https://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/2024/01/10/rick-power-and-will-campbell-following-doctrines-of-demons/

 

https://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/hawaii-district-pastors-meeting-with-rick-power/

 

https://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/2024/02/09/should-a-general-superintendent-resign-for-giving-unbiblical-advice/

 

Manny Silva
Stand For Truth Ministries

"The entirety of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous judgments endures forever." Psalm 119:160

Islamic preachers disseminate hateful messages about Israel and Jews, driving further antisemitism surge

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/05/islamic-preachers-disseminate-hateful-messages-about-israel-and-jews-driving-further-antisemitism-surge; republished below in full, unedited, for informational,educational,& research purposes;

There are influential Islamic hate preachers who are driving anti-semitism to heights never seen since the Holocaust.

“Islamic Preachers in the U.S. Escalate Antisemitic Rhetoric Amid Gaza War, Campus Protests,” by Ethan Kaufman, Algemeiner, May 13, 2024:

Several Islamic preachers and other authority figures in the US have been leveraging their positions in recent weeks to disseminate hateful messages about Israel and the Jewish people, contributing to a global surge in antisemitism that has reached record levels since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war.

Certain imams at mosques across the country have used their platforms to deliver sermons in which they pushed antisemitic conspiracies about Jews and promote false claims about Israel’s conduct in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave ruled by Hamas, and elsewhere, according to research by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

October 7 allowed for the Palestinian jihad “resistance” against Israel to be pushed throughout the West via systems that were already set in place. Take, for example, mosques. It was documented many times after 9/11 that many American mosques were radicalized. That’s because normative Islam is governed by the Sharia, which is contrary to human rights and to the laws of free societies. Then there are the Muslim Student Associations and Palestinian Solidarity Networks, which are well established on campuses. The expansive network of groups that were listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation's Hamas funding trial was also operational throughout America, with many establishing offshoots in Canada.

The Palestinian “resistance” has been infiltrating America, Canada and other Western countries for decades. Many pro-Hamas demonstrators are now heard chantingGlobalize the intifada.” Anyone who warned prior to October 7 about the dangers of stealth and violent jihad was smeared as an “Islamophobes” on the fringes, despite the evidence." The “Islamophobia” subterfuge was and is a stratagem intended to shut down criticisms of Islam and buy time while systems were put in place to bring about what we see on campuses today. Now, anti-Israel, pro-Hamas protests have gripped America and other Western countries, along with the emboldening of hate preachers in influential mosques. Islamic supremacists and jihadists are emboldened in America and everywhere. In Germany, over 1000 Muslims screaming “Allahu Akbar” demanded a caliphate in a “demonstration of power.”

With hate preachers to incite and instigate further, the Palestinian “resistance” will continue to grow, unless it is stymied by laws to restore law and order.  This “resistance” is actually rooted in the Islamic imperative for conquest, which is the root of the goal to obliterate Israel from the River to the Sea. This is why the Organization of Islamic Cooperation supports the Palestinian cause.

Jeffrey A. Rosen, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, stated at an antisemitism conference in 2020:

The United States Department of Justice stands firmly and unequivocally against anti-Semitism.  We will not hesitate to take action where anti-Semitic conduct rises to the level of a federal crime.  This is as true online as it is offline.  We have no tolerance for that behavior and will continue to prosecute such conduct as appropriate.  Most importantly, we will continue to uphold the rule of law for all Americans.

If there ever was a time for a Justice Department investigation and action, it is now. Except for the fact that the DOJ has serious corruption issues, as well as the specter of antisemitism lurking within. See HERE.

So despite the show, according to Fox News, the DOJ has not launched any investigation into antisemitic protests, let alone investigations — and charges which may be supported by law — of these influential Islamic hate preachers. The DOJ is too busy hounding Donald Trump to bother. Unless these anti-Semitic Islamic preachers are stopped in their tracks, they will continue to incite hatred, rage and threats of violence on campuses and and beyond.

Biden’s Impeachable ‘Foreign Oil’ Policy

One long string of ‘quid-pro-quos’ that have led to international wars and terrorism.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/bidens-impeachable-foreign-oil-policy/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes;

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Five years after Trump was impeached over accusations that he pressured Ukraine for political reasons, Biden is pressuring Ukraine for political reasons with no impeachment in sight.

Recent reports in the UK’s Telegraph and Financial Times suggest that Biden is demanding that Ukraine stop attacking Russia’s energy infrastructure because he’s afraid of the impact of high energy prices on the presidential election.

“Mr Biden reportedly raised concerns with Kyiv that the bid to damage Russia’s oil production capacity could have repercussions for his re-election campaign,” The Telegraph reported.

“Nothing terrifies a sitting American president more than a surge in pump prices during an election year,” The Financial Times quoted a former White House energy adviser as saying.

Similar reports have started to appear in other European media outlets, including Politico.

Whatever one thinks of the Russia-Ukraine War, Joe Biden’s re-election prospects are an illegitimate and impeachable reason to be conducting a war or any foreign policy.

And this is not a unique event.

Many suspect that Biden’s turn against Israel was driven by a threat to his election prospects from Hamas supporting voters in Dearborn, Michigan, as well as radical leftists in his party.

And this is part of a pattern that has weakened America.

Biden emptied the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) ahead of the midterms to buy support for his party in the middle of the Russia-Ukraine war and ahead of what would become the Hamas war. Those actions left America vulnerable and potentially changed the course of both wars.

The decision to empty the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was not done for national reasons, but personal political ones, and while politicians routinely bribe voters with public money, this particular bribe could end up losing several wars while sending America into an energy crisis.

Biden’s obsession with the impact of oil prices on his time in office led him to provide sanctions relief to Iran even while suppressing domestic energy production. By propping up energy production in enemy nations like Iran and Russia, Biden was able to give his leftist environmentalist base what it wanted, crushing domestic energy production, while ensuring what he thought would be a cheap supply abroad that he could always rely on for elections.

But the Saudis responded to Biden’s sellout on Iran by goosing energy prices, and Russia and Iran took the influx of cash and used it to launch their own wars with disastrous results.

Biden’s support for Ukraine was premised on protecting the flow of Russian oil and gas. Russians and Ukrainians could die in large numbers on both sides, but energy prices couldn’t spiral too far out of control because that might actually affect Biden’s reelection campaign. But as Ukraine struggled on the battlefield, Russia’s energy infrastructure became an easy and obvious target, and Biden’s obvious political agenda became more easily apparent.

Now the European press is talking about it even if it’s still too explosive for the American media.

Democrats widely support both the Ukraine war and ending oil production, which when taken together leads to high energy prices. Unable to find a way to combine low domestic production, low energy prices and the Russia-Ukraine war, Biden turned to an easier target: Israel.

Unlike Ukraine, Israel is less popular with Biden’s base. The Biden administration may be hoping that forcing an end to Israel’s campaign against Hamas will also convince Iran to step down from its regional attacks, including by the Houthis in Yemen, and simplify the process of talking the Iranians and even the Saudis into a nuclear deal that would lower energy prices.

Biden has already been negotiating to trade the Saudis' nuclear capability for cheap oil.

The Wall Street Journal reported last year that “Saudi Arabia has told the White House it would be willing to boost oil production early next year if crude prices are high”.

This was not just a Saudi proposal, but an explicit request from the Biden administration.

“Two top White House officials, Brett McGurk and Amos Hochstein, flew late last month to Saudi Arabia, where they emphasized that soaring petroleum prices would make it harder to win support in Washington, the officials said,” the Journal reported.

Biden had previously demanded that the Saudis postpone a production cut ahead of the midterms. The Wall Street Journal had reported that, “the one-month delay requested by Washington would have meant a production cut made in the days before the election, too late to have much effect on consumers’ wallets ahead of the vote.”

And Biden had even tried to bribe the Saudis with a fortune in taxpayer money, promising to “buy oil on the market to replenish Washington’s strategic stockpiles if the price of Brent, the main international benchmark, fell to $75 a barrel”.

“There’s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done,” Biden had threatened Saudi Arabia on CNN for failing to go along with his demand for election day oil price rigging.

Biden’s foreign policy of bribing enemies is unnecessary because he has a simple and straightforward way to lower oil prices: restart domestic production.

Instead, Biden broke the law and illegally tried to block domestic energy production. When that failed, his administration deliberately sabotaged oil and gas lease auctions. After putting a former eco-terrorist in charge of the Bureau of Land Management, he tried to restrict offshore drilling to only three sites, and his administration was then sued by the energy industry for using “every tool at its disposal” to stop drilling.

How do we square Biden’s militant campaign against domestic drilling with his obsession with low energy prices abroad? There’s no environmental argument for such an incoherent policy.

Biden isn’t acting out of any consistent set of political principles, but personal election needs.

“I can guarantee you that if I am president, there will be no offshore drilling,” Biden promised during his presidential campaign. His leftist backers demand an end to domestic energy production.

And yet he also knows that if energy prices are high, American voters will turn on him.

Biden sold out the American energy industry to win over environmentalists and then sold out our national security to get cheap oil. Rather than just a single ‘quid-pro-quo’, Biden’s foreign policy has been one long string of quid-pro-quos that have led to international wars and terrorism.

Once Biden has given away our best leverage in the energy market and domestic production, Iran, Russia, the Saudis and other players used that to their advantage to create the crisis we’re in.

This mess is not simply the result of “misguided idealism”, “incompetence” “naivete” or any of the other excuses used to downwardly define this foreign policy deviancy, but the personal political calculations of a corrupt and greedy president who wanted to lie to everyone.

Biden thought that he could trick, appease and use everyone all at the same time. That he could have his energy cake and eat it too. Instead, Americans are stuck with high energy prices, low reserves and two wars that are not likely to end any time soon. All of this happened because the man who wanted to be president lacked the courage to tell his party that they couldn’t have it all.

Biden's presidential campaign was a contradictory mess. It promised Democrats that they would have a version of Obama that would appeal to older white moderate Democrats. It claimed that two incompatible versions of the party could be fused together uniting traditional Democrats and leftist socialists in one man who would combine the best of FDR and JFK.

Biden’s hypocritical corrupt energy policy shows how he tried to make that work and the price that America and the world are paying for it.

Hamas Top Dog Antony Blinken Sends a Stern Demand to Israel

Will anyone ask Blinken to explain himself?

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I hate to say “I told you so” — well, no, actually I don’t mind saying it at all. On May 8, I wrote:

“Yes, we’re on Hamas’s side now. It’s as official as it can get without Old Joe Biden asking Congress for a declaration of war against Israel: the Biden regime has thrown the weight of the United States government behind the effort to save Hamas.”

If you thought that was hyperbole or hysteria, consider the fact that on Sunday, senior Biden regime apparatchik Antony Blinken made it unmistakable, issuing a demand to Israel that could have been spoken by Hamas top dog Ismail Haniyeh: “Get out of Gaza.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Blinken was not content to slam Israel’s defensive war against Hamas and demand that the Israelis “get out of Gaza”; he also accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of “violating international humanitarian law.” If you think that this isn’t the kind of language that the U.S. government has used with allies in the past, you’re right.

Blinken did couch his investigation of Israel in terms that made it seem as if it was just a bit of friendly advice about how best to conduct the war effort as if the secretary of state during the U.S.’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 would know anything about it, but it was an investigation nevertheless.

Blinken warned that “an Israeli military operation in Rafah” might have some “initial success,” but he said that the Israelis would not be able to sustain that success and would end up “holding the bag on an enduring insurgency.” The secretary of state in this era of America’s national humiliation explained that this was “because a lot of armed Hamas will be left, no matter what [the Israelis] do in Rafah, or if they leave and get out of Gaza, as we believe they need to do. Then you’re going to have a vacuum and a vacuum that’s likely to be filled by chaos, by anarchy, and ultimately by Hamas again.”

And so the alternative that the State Department is offering to Israel is to refrain from entering Rafah. This would allow Hamas to regroup there and strike Israeli civilians again, as its leaders have vowed to do. The Israelis reject this because they have declared that their goal is the complete destruction of Hamas. All Blinken is offering in response is defeatism, a claim that the Israelis won’t be able to destroy Hamas completely, so they shouldn’t even try.

There is no reason why this must be so. There were numerous predictions in 1945 that National Socialism (that’s what “Nazism” means, folks) would continue as an insurgency in the ashes of Germany, but no one was saying that the Allies shouldn’t enter Berlin and end the war anyway. There was indeed a small-scale insurgency after the fall of Berlin and the end of the war, but it was overcome. As long as there are believers in Islam in Gaza, there will be jihadis, but the organized and persistent jihad force the Israelis have faced in Gaza since 2005 hasn’t always existed and need not exist forever.

Blinken’s warning is of a kind that is usually issued by one’s foes in a war, not by one’s friends. And the hard-left apparatchik made it even worse: Blinken added that “it was reasonable to assess that, in certain instances, Israel acted in ways that are not consistent with international humanitarian law.”

Blinken’s timing couldn’t have been worse. The UN cut in half the number of women and children it claims that the Israelis have killed in Gaza — figures that anyone could have seen were unreliable in the first place, since they came from the Gaza Health Ministry, which Hamas runs. There is no serious case that Israel has violated international law; if there were, it would already have been made in the International Criminal Court when Israel had to defend itself against bogus charges of “genocide.”

So why is the Biden regime so anxious to prevent Israeli forces from going into Rafah? Are you afraid of what the IDF might find there? Has the U.S. support for Hamas not been confined solely to “humanitarian aid” to Gaza? The immense anxiety in the White House over this military operation is, to use a word that the media likes to use of Israel, “disproportionate.”

It’s too bad we only have leftist propagandists and not journalists in this country anymore. Someone should ask Blinken to explain himself. But no one will.

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