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Hungary: Pope urges Orban to take in more migrants, ‘opening ourselves to the thirst of men and women of our time’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/hungary-pope-urges-orban-to-take-in-more-migrants-opening-ourselves-to-the-thirst-of-men-and-women-of-our-time;

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Orban, in response, noted that today’s migrants “are all Muslims” and said: “I asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish.”

But the Pope doesn’t care about Christian Hungary. He sees no obligation to open himself to the thirst of the natives of Europe who want to be safe from jihad and Islamization. His pastoral concern is strictly one-sided.

“Pope urges Orban’s Hungary to be more open to needy outsiders,” by Philip Pullella and Gergely Szakacs, Reuters, September 13, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

Budapest: Pope Francis said on Sunday that Hungary could preserve its Christian roots while opening up to the needy, an apparent response to nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s stand that Muslim immigration could destroy its heritage.

Francis was in Hungary for an unusually short stay that underlined differences with the anti-immigrant Orban, his political opposite.

Closing a Church congress with a Mass for tens of thousands of people in central Budapest, Francis used the imagery of a cross to show that something as deeply rooted as religious belief did not exclude a welcoming attitude.

“The cross, planted in the ground, not only invites us to be well-rooted, it also raises and extends its arms towards everyone,” he said in his remarks after the Mass.

“The cross urges us to keep our roots firm, but without defensiveness; to draw from the wellsprings, opening ourselves to the thirst of the men and women of our time,” he said at the end of the open-air Mass, which Orban attended with his wife.

“My wish is that you be like that: grounded and open, rooted and considerate,” the Pope said.

Francis has often denounced what he sees as a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements, and has called for European unity, and criticised countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions.

Orban, by contrast, told the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia last week the only solution to migration was for the European Union to “give all rights back to the nation state”.

The Pope has called for migrants to be welcomed and integrated to tackle what he has called Europe’s “demographic winter”. Orban said in Slovenia that today’s migrants “are all Muslims” and that only “the traditional Christian family policy can help us out of that demographic crisis”….

“I asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish,” Orban said on Facebook. Hungarian news agency MTI said Orban gave Francis a facsimile of a letter that 13th century King Bela IV sent to Pope Innocent IV asking for help in fighting the Tartars….

Biden to Send $64,000,000 to Taliban Before Getting All Americans Out~CARRIES OUT POPE’S WISHES

BIDEN CARRIES OUT THE POPE'S WISHES

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/biden-to-send-64000000-to-taliban-before-getting-all-americans-out;

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In mid-August,  I predicted that Biden would end up funding the Taliban through a humanitarian aid channel.

Understand that this is not a question of ‘if’ this will happen, but when.

Going forward, you will see more stories about the “humanitarian catastrophe” in Afghanistan and, just as in Yemen, claims of famine, orchestrated by the same media that spread this same propaganda about Iran’s Houthi proxies in Yemen.

Aid groups will function under the Taliban, they will pay protection money to them (while swearing up and down on a stack of Das Kapitals that they’re not) and we’ll end up funding them.

Now it’s officially happening.

Today, the United States announced nearly $64 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State will flow through independent organizations, such as UN agencies and NGOs, and provide life-saving support directly to Afghans facing the compounding effects of insecurity, conflict, recurring natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was naive to believe Biden would get all Americans out of Afghanistan before sending millions to the Taliban.

USAID and the media are vocally insisting that the money is going “directly to Afghans” and not to the Taliban. Or rather it will go to the UN and various NGOs which will predictably pay the Taliban protection money.

The idea that the UN is an honest broker that won’t be entangled in dealing with terrorists is a sick joke when you consider that UNRWA in Gaza is pretty much Hamas.

As I noted in, Biden Tried to Send Pallets of Cash to the Taliban as Kabul Fell, the Taliban made more money from taxing deliveries than drugs.

One expert estimated that at the peak of Obama and Biden’s Afghanistan surge, “the Taliban’s ‘taxes’ on truckers supplying NATO likely even surpassed the Taliban’s income from drugs, being tens of millions of dollars at least, maybe up to $100 million annually.”

The Taliban were already taxing NGOs.

This past spring, Taliban representatives, not just in Kandahar but also around the country, began asking demining and other NGOs to register with their own NGO commission, and to share the details of the finances of their projects.

Foreign aid to Afghanistan is terror funding. And it must be stopped.

FOLLOWING THE POPE’S MANDATES: On 9/11, Biden decries ‘resentment against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/on-9-11-biden-decries-resentment-against-muslim-americans-true-and-faithful-followers-of-a-peaceful-religion;

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“We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion.”

There is no justification whatsoever under any circumstances for violence against innocent Muslims or any innocent people. But this idea that Islam is a “peaceful religion” is nothing more than a dogma of the Leftist faith. It has no basis in reality.

Islam is not actually a religion of peace, and it is not a matter of bigotry or hatred to point this out. Are the authoritative schools of Sunni jurisprudence “Islamophobic”?

Shafi’i school: A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates about jihad that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).

Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: ‘Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until “the final descent of Jesus.” After that, “nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent” (o9.8).

Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration, it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”

However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)

Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya (Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.”

This is also taught by modern-day scholars of Islam. Majid Khadduri was an Iraqi scholar of Islamic law of international renown. In his book War and Peace in the Law of Islam, which was published in 1955 and remains one of the most lucid and illuminating works on the subject, Khadduri says this about jihad:

The state which is regarded as the instrument for universalizing a certain religion must perforce be an ever expanding state. The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning ideology over the entire world….The jihad was therefore employed as an instrument for both the universalization of religion and the establishment of an imperial world state. (P. 51)

Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Shari’ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad. In his 1994 book The Methodology of Ijtihad, he quotes the twelfth century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd: “Muslim jurists agreed that the purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things: it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah.” Nyazee concludes: “This leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation” of non-Muslims.

“Joe Biden Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Criticizing ‘Dark Forces’ in America Against ‘Peaceful Religion’ of Islam,” by Charlie Spiering, Breitbart, September 10, 2021:

President Joe Biden marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by criticizing Americans for the anti-Muslim anger that occurred in the United States after the attacks took place.

“We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion,” Biden said in a prerecorded video published for the occasion.

The president said that the principle of “unity” in the country was endangered by the attacks but ultimately prevailed.

“We also saw something all too rare, a true sense of national unity,” he recalled. “Unity and resilience  – the capacity to recover and repair in the face of trauma, unity in service.”

Biden released his pre-recorded video, as the White House confirmed Friday he had no plans to address the nation on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

He began by recalling a friend of his who lost their son in the attacks in New York City and sympathized with the families who lost loved ones in the attacks….

Gov. Kristi Noem Pushes Back Against Abortion and Joe Biden

BY A.J. KAUFMAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/09/08/that-is-not-going-to-happen-in-south-dakota-kristi-noem-issues-executive-order-stopping-telemedicine-abortions-n1476778;

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday to tighten restrictions around abortion in the Mount Rushmore State. The popular Republican directed her State Department of Health to establish rules preventing telemedicine pregnancy termination.

Currently, South Dakota doctors are required to examine a pregnant woman before scheduling an abortion. Women must then wait three days before the procedure. The law also mandates that abortions after the first trimester occur in a hospital and totally outlaws abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy — unless deemed a medical emergency.

After being bullied by Planned Parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration loosened restrictions around telemedicine, extending it to allow abortion services.

Noem will no longer accept this nonsense.

“The Biden Administration is continuing to overstep its authority and suppress legislatures that are standing up for the unborn to pass strong pro-life laws,” the governor said in a statement. “They are working right now to make it easier to end the life of an unborn child via telemedicine abortion. That is not going to happen in South Dakota. I will continue working with the legislature and my Unborn Child Advocate to ensure that South Dakota remains a strong pro-life state.”

Noem’s executive order also mandates the health department to collect data on chemical abortions.

“We commend Governor Noem for taking this bold action that will save lives from dangerous chemical abortions, which have a fourfold higher rate of complications compared to surgical abortion,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Tuesday. “The Biden administration would turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center if they had their way, leaving women alone and at risk of severe heavy bleeding, physical, emotional, and psychological stress, and more. Governor Noem is setting a courageous model today that we hope more state leaders across the nation will soon follow.”

Kristin Hayward of Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, however, believes the governor’s order is an attack on “reproductive freedom.”

“We know most South Dakotans support the right to safe, legal abortion, but Noem is following a vocal minority that is attacking abortion, contraception, and comprehensive sexual education in this country,” she claimed.

In a state that has not supported a Democrat for president since 1964, it’s doubtful the governor represents an unpopular view.

TAKE ACTION: Biden Sabotaging Glenn Beck’s Massive $30 MILLION Effort to Rescue Christians Stranded in Afghanistan

BY  Parsival Gevurah

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/take-action-biden-sabotaging-glenn-becks-massive-30m-effort-to-rescue-christians-stranded-in-afghanistan/;

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The U.S. State Department is flying unvetted Afghani Muslims to America while stopping Christian Afghanis from fleeing to other countries willing to give them refuge.

Last Wednesday, Glenn Beck, in an impassioned plea to his faithful radio audience, sounded the trumpet for a call to action to save the persecuted Christians in Afghanistan. Working in tandem with the Nazarene fund, Mr. Beck requested his listeners to donate “to the point of hurting” to acquire the planes needed to shuttle Christians out of the chaos of the current Islamic takeover by the Taliban.

Starting with a generous $100,000, in 3 short days, Mr. Beck had raised over $22 million for the Christian organization. Today, they reached the $30 million mark.

With the donations, Mr. Beck and the Nazarene fund have purchased 20 airliners. But, unfortunately, the movement has been slowed down due to red tape by Joe Biden’s U.S. State Department. The Nazarene Fund lept through all the government’s necessary hoops such as; acquiring the personal information and passports for all the Christian refugees, gaining the assent of host countries to accept the Christians (ironically, not including America), providing paperwork in English, Arabic, and other languages for processing, and a slew of other bureaucratic details that hamper the speed of such missions.

Despite following all of the U.S. Statement Department’s requests, Glen Beck explains that “most of the 20 airlines are sitting on the tarmac waiting for the U.S. State Department clearance”. They are refusing to allow Afghani Christians to cross the border to another country without their approval. Ironically, the U.S. State Department is flying unvetted Afghani Muslims to America while stopping Christian Afghanis from fleeing to other countries willing to give them refuge.

Because of the State Department, the area surrounding the airport has been in chaos. Christian refugees and those Afhghani supporters of our American military are not allowed through the airport gate. As a result, flights were grounded for nearly three days. People awaiting a rescue evacuation are now going for nearly a week without food, without water, and without the ability to charge their cell phones, which act as a vital lifeline between them and their families and friends.

Glenn Beck

on Tuesday

Oh happy day! While we slept, @thenazarenefund was busy loading planes. This was the second plane load of Afghanistan Christian refugees leaving Kabul.
More to come! Thank you for your prayers and kindness. We heal ourselves when we heal others.

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Thankfully, on Monday and Tuesday night, the State Department finally approved the Nazarene Fund’s first two flights out of Afghanistan. About 1200 Christian refugees were loaded onto the two planes and flown to safety. However, many of the passengers suffering from dehydration needed to wait an additional six hours for IVs and medical supplies before takeoff.

 

 

The critical deadline set by the Taliban to remove all Americans from the country is August 31st. On Monday, CIA director William Burns met with Senior Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul. Despite their meeting, the Taliban did not extend the timeline for American evacuations was not extended. Baradar was imprisoned for 8 years in a Pakistan prison for his connection with terrorist attacks but was released in 2018.

After the Aug. 31st deadline, the Taliban vows to institute Sharia throughout the country. That means Islamic apostates who converted to Christianity, of which there are over 15,000, will most likely be slaughtered. Women will be required to wear full burkas, covering everything, including a mesh for the eyes, and not allowed outside without a male relative as a guardian. And Americans stranded will be used as bargaining chips to free more terrorists. Already, there are reports of the Taliban going door-to-door in hunt of Christians.

John Weaver, author of the book, Inside Afghanistan, says like ‘sheep among wolves,’ Afghan Christians are under threat of death, and many have already fled their home towns for other cities. The Taliban are looking for people who have left Islam and who are now following Jesus,” Weaver explained. “So, it is a desperate time for our brothers and sisters, and we need to stand in prayer with them and advocate for their situation.

The Nazarene Fund now has the capability to fly hundreds of passengers out of Afghanistan every 30 minutes. But due to Biden’s anti-Christian and anti-American State Department, that has not been happening.

Take Action: How You Can Help

U.S. State Department remains the last major impediment for the Nazarene fund and Mr. Beck to save persecuted Afghan Christians.

Would you please call your State Senators and Congressman and ask them to find out why the U.S. State Department is stopping the evacuation of persecuted Christians from Afghanistan? It is important to remember these persecuted Christians are not coming to America but are still being held up by the Biden’s State Department.

If you’d like to contribute to the effort to help Christians evacuate Afghanistan to a safer country, visit The Nazarene Fund.

Please continue to pray for all those trapped in Afghanistan seeking to get out of harm’s way.

 

Let in “MILLIONS” of Refugees: Left & CATHOLIC BISHOPS Using Afghan Debacle to Change America’s Population

Afghans at the international airport in Kabul

Let in “MILLIONS” of Refugees: Left Using Afghan Debacle to Change America’s Population

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/let-in-millions-of-refugees-left-using-afghan-debacle-to-change-americas-population/;

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First, the globalists invaded Afghanistan — now they want to use this as an excuse to have Afghanistan invade us. As journalist Spencer Ackerman (oxymoronically identified as a “national security reporter”) put it recently, he wants the Biden administration to increase Temporary Protected Status access and admit Afghan “refugees by the millions.”

Well, fellow immigrationist Rahm Emanuel did say, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

With the Taliban having rapidly but predictably taken over Afghanistan following the United States’ withdrawal, there’s an urgent call to rescue Afghans who aided the Americans and now, consequently, will be targeted for death. Providing safe haven to this small number of people is a moral imperative, too. Even so, it must be done carefully.

But this isn’t good enough (bad enough?) for Ackerman, and he isn’t alone in his wave-migration prescription, made Tuesday on MSNBC. In fact, you should know that “all the clever people are saying exactly the same thing,” reported Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night. “‘The US Should Take as Many Afghan Refugees as it Can,’ demands a recent headline in New York magazine.”

“How many refugees is that? And is it really a good idea to do that for us?” he continued. “Don’t ask. You’re not allowed to ask that question because asking is racist.”

Carlson then played clips of media propagandists Nicolle Wallace, Don Lemon, weightlifter Chris Cuomo, and immigrant Fareed Zakaria waxing “woke,” calling opposition to refugee inundation “fear-mongering and racism,” antipathy toward “brown people,” and “xenophobia.” (Actually, it’s xenophilia that’s killing us.)

Taking a leaf from my book — I often point out that Arabs are Caucasian — Carlson then mentioned how laughable the racism claim is. “Your average green-eyed Pashtun is as pale as anyone sitting on the set right now,” he said. “Essentially, they’re bearded white guys.”

But the immigrationists also know “that calling you a racist is the fastest way to make you obey,” the host further noted — and not ask pertinent questions. For example, does an already balkanized and fractious America really need millions more Afghan migrants? What effect will this have?

Oh, we know one effect: Their presence will help socialists in swing states because statistics show that, upon naturalization, such people vote heavily Democrat. Yet there are other effects we don’t really have to guess at because another Western civilization, Europe, has already experienced inundation with Afghan (and other Muslim) migrants. Carlson related these effects, stating that

one Saturday night last month, authorities discovered the body of a 13-year-old girl next to a tree in Vienna, Austria. She had been drugged and raped and murdered. It took a few days, but by Monday, authorities announced they had arrested two asylum seekers from Afghanistan for the rape and murder. Shortly after that, the chancellor of Austria identified the problem. The problem is Austria’s refugee policy. “I find it intolerable for people to come to us, say they are seeking protection and then commit cruel, barbaric crimes in Austria.” 

Yeah, but now they’re getting used to it because it’s been happening with increasing frequency throughout Western Europe for years now, six years. And every honest person knows that. Maybe the dummies on cable news don’t know it, but people who live there do. Cheryl Benard knows it. Cheryl Benard, by the way, has been an advocate for refugees for decades. She’s not against immigration. She’s for it. But over time, she’s concluded that the West simply is not capable … of successfully assimilating many Afghan refugees. 

… By every measure, Afghan resettlement in Europe has been an utter failure. Why is that? Maybe we should pay some attention. Afghan refugees, Benard wrote, are notorious for barbaric attacks, attacks that left-wing politicians in Europe frequently cover up for fear of being called racist. For example, “A gang of 50 Afghans who terrorized women in the neighborhood of the Linz train station were brushed off by a government official with the remark that this was an unfortunate consequence of bad weather.” You could see that happening here, by the way. 

In another instance, just last summer, an Afghan migrant was arrested in Germany for raping an 11-year-old girl. Authorities released him from jail in just a few days. They said he was not dangerous and anyone who disagreed with that was a racist, of course. The migrant then proceeded to rape another girl. This time she was 13 years old. 

Statistics show these are not just anecdotes; it happens a lot. Ask anyone who lives there who is honest. Germany’s government just conducted a study showing that rates of violent crime in Germany — those rates had been declining for years, by the way — shot up abruptly in 2015. And that was the moment when refugees from Afghanistan and Syria arrived in Germany. More than 90 percent of the new crimes in Germany, the German government has found, were committed by asylum seekers .

Moreover, Mideast migration has led to the development of “no-go zones” in European nations; these are primarily Muslim areas where civil law has broken down and been, at least in part, supplanted by Sharia law and where civil authorities often fear to tread. And while the immigrationists once dismissed such zones as a “right-wing myth,” German chancellor Angela Merkel herself admitted in 2018 that they exist.

No one has to tell this to Dr. Mudar Zahran. A leader of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition now living as an asylee in the United Kingdom, Zahran opposes mass Muslim migration into the West. In fact, despite describing himself as an “orthodox Muslim,” he said in a 2015 Glazov Gang interview that there’s a “genuine problem with Muslims in Europe”; he also characterized that year’s wave migration into the continent as “the soft Islamic conquest of the West” and insisted that the newcomers’ presence must not become “permanent” (video below).

In reality, Afghans may make for the least assimilable of all (im)migrants. Afghanistan is a tribal society rife with violence, where disputes are often settled via blood feuds. Bacha bazi (“boy play”), ritualized pedophilia/pederasty, is common, and the victims may grow up to be psychologically scarred victimizers. Daughters may be denied education or healthcare and may even be sold to settle debts, while sons may be encouraged to carry out suicide attacks.

In fact, girls may be executed by their own relatives for minor infractions against the tribe, as narcissism is operative; meaning, embarrassment being more of a motivator than guilt, murder is preferable to losing face. Yet here’s the point to ponder:

Westerners’ normal lifestyles — e.g., their behavior, women’s dress — constitute major infractions to these tribes. Combine this with how the Koran teaches that Kaffirs (non-Muslims) are fair game for rape and plunder, and, well, assimilation may not be in the cards.

But, then again, none of this matters to the immigrationists. Migrants aren’t moved into their neighborhoods, after all, and you have to break a few eggs to scramble a nation into pieces — and into a piece in the globalist jigsaw puzzle.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Urge Biden to Act with ‘Utmost Urgency’ to Bring 30,000 Afghan Refugees Here

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/08/18/u-s-catholic-bishops-urge-biden-to-act-with-utmost-urgency-to-bring-30000-afghan-refugees-here-n1470796;

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Biden’s handlers are talking about bringing 30,000 Afghan refugees into the country and the U.S. Catholic Bishops are excited. Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued a statement calling on the government to hurry, and make the arrival of these unvetted migrants from a jihad terror hotspot a top priority. What could possibly go wrong?

With admirable understatement, Dorsonville and Malloy wrote: “We have known that the withdrawal of American forces and evacuation of vulnerable Afghans, including those who supported our military or worked with NGOs and other organizations, would be a complicated process that had the potential for instability in Afghanistan.”

“A complicated process that had the potential for instability” is a nice way of saying “an appalling human catastrophe of poor planning, wishful thinking, and woke politics,” so give the two bishops points for diplomacy. But they want action: “The images and videos coming out of the country are difficult to view, as people make life or death decisions in desperation. We are particularly concerned for all those requiring evacuation, as well as Afghan women and girls, who risk losing opportunities gained over the last two decades and now face potential mistreatment.”

The bishops announce that the Church is ready to help: “For the past few weeks, staff from the USCCB, Catholic Charities, and other partners have been at Fort Lee in Virginia, assisting the U.S. government in the welcoming and resettlement of SIV applicants and their families. We will continue that work as long as necessary until those who are in harm’s way are brought to safety.”

But time is of the essence: “The government’s goal to relocate as many as 30,000 SIV applicants to the United States remains a monumental task that hangs in the balance. We know that time is of the essence to help our brothers and sisters in need, and we call on our government to act with the utmost urgency, considering all available avenues to preserve life. We also join the Holy Father in praying for peace in Afghanistan—‘that the clamor of weapons might cease and solutions can be found at the table of dialogue.’”

Dorsonville’s urgency stems in part from his belief that we haven’t brought in enough migrants. Last April he complained: “The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we can do as a country and is not an adequate response to the immense resettlement need.” At that time, Business Insider pointed out that “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services is one of nine nonprofit organizations that partner with the US government to meet the needs of refugees who arrive in the country.” And significantly, the USCCB noted Tuesday that “the President authorized use of up to $500 million from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for meeting the urgent needs of Afghan refugees and SIV applicants.”

It is highly profitable to partner with the U.S. government. Behind their high-minded rhetoric, the U.S. Catholic bishops have hundreds of millions of reasons to call for more “refugees” and disregard the safety and security of the American people. Capital Research Center reported in 2018 that “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is the largest. As Table III shows, in FY 2018 USCCB received $47.7 million for resettlement purposes. However, USCCB participates in other federal grant programs and that year received a total of $363.9 million from the federal government. And 2018 was a slow year. In FY 2017, USCCB received $531.5 million.”

Indeed. LifeSite News reported in 2017: “Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660 in taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs.” Capital Research Center notes that the USCCB “administers programs as diverse as Global AIDS, Food For Peace Development Assistance, USAID Foreign Assistance, and even the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program, which provides volunteer technical assistance to farmers in developing countries.”

With that kind of money involved, is it any surprise that the bishops want Biden’s handlers to act with urgency on Afghan “refugees,” and show no concern whatsoever for the possibility that they might be facilitating the entry of criminals and jihad terrorists?

There is another consideration that the bishops are ignoring as well. What about one’s obligations to one’s own community, to try to preserve their freedom and the stability of one’s society? Could “refugee” intake be limited on that basis? That would be selfish, Mario Dorsonville would likely say. Do the U.S. Catholic bishops feel any obligation to support measures that would protect Americans from jihad attacks? Apparently not. The message that the bishops are sending to Americans is simple: drop dead.

 

Popular Worship Leader Ignites Furor For Heretical Tweet Saying ‘Buddha,’ ‘Muhammad’ And ‘You’ Are ‘Christ’

LTRJ Note: In 2012, Lighthouse Trails tried to warn the church about the contemplative-promoting band, Gungor, in our article titled Tens of Thousands Introduced to Contemplative Advocates Gungor and David Crowder at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusade. Our warning was ignored by Christian leaders such as Greg Laurie and certain other large Calvary Chapel churches. As for Michael Gungor, we do not find it surprising that after practicing contemplative prayer all these years, he moved into the interspiritual (i.e., all paths lead to God) camp. As Ray Yungen pointed out so succinctly, this is the “natural” course contemplative practitioners tragically take. And this is why, after nearly 20 years, Lighthouse Trails continues warning the church about occultic mystical practices such as centering prayer and contemplative spirituality.

Michael Gungor

BY  SARAH MAE SALIONG

SEE: https://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/12739/20210729/popular-worship-leader-ignites-furor-for-heretic-tweet-saying-buddha-muhammad-and-you-are-christ.htm;

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Thousands of people responded to a tweet by Michael Gungor, the lead singer of the famous band Gungor, on Friday, July 23. The post drew widespread criticism because it asserted that, although Jesus is the Christ, so are Buddha, Muhammad, people, and the church.

Several readers interpreted Michael Gungor's tweet as a universalist statement. The text of Gungor's tweet stated: "Jesus was Christ. Buddha was Christ. Muhammad was Christ. Christ is a word for the Universe seeing itself. You are Christ. We are the body of Christ."

Gungor expressed gratitude for the kind responses to his tweet, writing, "Thanks for all the thoughtful replies everyone."

Then, in support of what he tweeted, he suggested that everyone read Richard Rohr's book "The Universal Christ" and listen to his Liturgists podcast, where he claims they discussed the topic in depth.

His counter-argument and "freedom to question things"

 Happy that his post sparked so much discussion on what he meant by "Christ," a subject he thinks is essential, the musician went live on Instagram to dissect his tweet in more detail and answer questions from fans.

 "Christ is a word for the universe, seeing itself. You are Christ's. We are the body of Christ," he said in his Instagram Live video.

Following the "met with fury" reaction to his tweet, Gungor stated that although he was raised Christian, the "concept of Christ" and the meaning of the term "Christ" were not discussed in-depth or on a consistent basis.

Thus, he believes that the book "The Universal Christ," which he recommended people read in his tweet, is an excellent introduction to the topic.

Gungor then responded to those who claimed his tweet was "unorthodox to mainstream historical Christianity," saying he's "guilty as charged."

But he went on to clarify that those accusations relating to historical mainstream Christianity don't bother him in the least.

"For a number of reasons, historical mainstream Christianity is the force in the world that, (I'm not going to say it) doesn't have any good or that it doesn't have any worth. But it is the force in the world that is responsible for the Inquisition, Manifest Destiny, all sorts of colonialism and genocide, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, ecology, violence, and countless other evils. I'm not too worried about being unorthodox to the power systems of Christianity, to be honest with you," he said.

He went on to say that orthodoxy caused him to feel alienated from the body of Christ, but that he quickly discovered the "freedom to question things" and began "moving away from those things."

"I'm not claiming that my take on what Christ is, is what most Christians have said," he continued. "If you are concerned about that, you should call me a heretic, and I will accept your accusation."

In response to the criticism that he was abusing the term "Christ," Gungor stated that he is more interested in the "traditional use of the word Christ as a concept" rather than as "the last name of Jesus" or as a "political flag for our team."

"I think it ought to mean something bigger. I think it ought to mean something universal for the sake, not only of individual practice. I think it makes the concept of Christ and the practice of this unity incredibly more powerful," he said.

"I think it's less violent to find the more broader universal understanding of the word Christ that doesn't leave us in the seat of colonizers of culture, of ideas of religion, of spirituality, of metaphysical land like I was saying before," he added.

As for comparing Christianity to other faiths such as Buddhism or Islam, Gungor said that he is not "flattening the important distinctions of other traditions," but rather "honoring" the "specificity of the traditions."

He emphasized the principles of loving one another, as well as the fact that "unity" in the Body of Christ does not imply "uniformity," but rather allows for some "distinctions."

Flat-out error

Prophetic minister Jennifer LeClaire, in an article in Charisma, pointed out how Michael Gungor has "become the latest Christian celebrity to denounce Christ," with his wife following him.

"Blasphemy! This is a doctrine of demons!" LeClaire wrote in response to Gungor's tweet.

LeClaire, founder of the Awakening House of Prayer (AHOP) said the worship singer is "not the first" to fall away from the faith, as a "growing number of 'visible' Christians have turned their back on Christ."

"Don't ignore the signs of the times. In His discussions on the end of the age, Jesus warned us not to let anyone deceive us (Matt. 24)," LeClaire wrote.

"If it weren't possible to get caught up in the great falling away, Jesus wouldn't have issued such a strong warning to His followers and left a record of it for you and me."

"Christ" in the orthodox Christian tradition

 According to Christian News Now, the term "Christ" is derived from the Greek word Christos, which translates as "anointed one." The Hebrew term for "anointed one" is "Mashiach," which translates as "Messiah."

Those searching for the Messiah described in Old Testament texts like as Daniel 9:25-26, Isaiah 32:1, and Isaiah 61:1 recognized Jesus as "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the Anointed One."

This indicates there is only one Christ -one Messiah- and He is Jesus, the Son of God.

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Georgetown university’s Bridge Initiative: Manufactured ‘Islamophobia’

Jordan Denari Duffner on "Islamophobia"

Jordan Denari Duffner: How loving Islam Makes Her a Better Catholic

Finding Jesus among Muslims: New book by Jordan Denari Duffner

BY ANDREW HARROD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/georgetowns-bridge-initiative-manufactured-islamophobia;

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Bridge senior research fellow Mobashra Tazamal interviewed Denari Duffner about her recently published book, Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination. Currently a Georgetown doctoral student in theological and religious studies, she has a long history of erroneous statements concerning Islamic doctrine. Now she worries that Christians “only see kind of negative manifestations of Islam in the media” and “are not aware of all the ways that Muslims are doing good for them” — virtues she never elucidated.

Denari Duffner condemned past New York City police surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods and individuals, including Asad Dandia, who led a “Muslim charity group.” Yet American police have used similar techniques in ethnoreligious communities to find criminal elements, such as the Italian mafia. Foreign police forces also regularly surveil radical mosques.

The New York City program “was basically created with the premise that Muslims are inherently suspect; that Muslims are prone to violence, are seditious,” Denari Duffner said, as if Muslim communities could not be legitimate targets of policy scrutiny. “Some of these programs around the country actually are looking to stir up trouble” with “entrapment, luring Muslims into committing crimes that can then be charged for terrorism,” she claimed. Yet such “sting” operations are again a normal law enforcement tool, no less necessary for catching criminally minded individuals when dealing with jihad terrorism than any other crime.

”‘Islamophobia’ brings the Right and the Left together,” Denari Duffner lamented. Progressives “have made some of the most anti-Muslim comments that I have ever heard,” she elaborated, while failing to acknowledge that Islam sparks controversies apparent to people from diverse backgrounds. “So much of our self-definition as Western people is contingent on having this view of Muslims as the opposite of whatever we see ourselves to be,” she stated, “as progressive and supportive of women’s rights, and democratic and peaceful.”

To exemplify this “Islamophobia” across the political spectrum, Denari Duffner highlighted the collaboration between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Robert Spencer. Ali, a “former Muslim who gained a huge following in a lot of liberal circles,” is often “talking about the ills of Islam to your NPR audience,” Denari Duffner said.

Denari Duffner further displayed her superficiality when discussing Spencer, an authority on Islam and bestselling author. Using sweeping comments she condemns in others, she claimed Spencer operates “in these neocon circles,” a common euphemism for Jewish intellectuals. Moreover, Spencer has consistently criticized neoconservative democratic regime change strategies in Muslim-majority countries like Iraq.

Spencer was again mentioned in the discussion over what Tazamal called the “Catholic wing of the ‘Islamophobia’ industry,” as the Catholic Denari Duffner had analyzed. Before leaving the Catholic Church, Spencer “for many years was writing specifically for Catholics,” Denari Duffner stated. She also criticized the Turning Point Project of the Catholic William Kilpatrick, an insightful former Boston College professor, which works “to basically freak Catholics out about Islam,” she said.

Denari Duffner tried to downplay centuries of jihadist assaults upon Christian communities that eradicated Christianity from its historic homeland in the Middle East. “We often see ourselves with these rose-colored glasses,” she said, acknowledging that “both sides have harmed one another but have also done tremendous good for the other.”

This pollyannaish view of Islam undergirds Denari Duffner’s broader claim to “actively debunk stereotypical or untrue claims made about Islam.” She asserted that “Muslims are just as indigenous to India as Hindus,” a blatantly ahistorical claim given that Muslim conquerors subjugated India after many centuries of Hindu preeminence. Breezily overlooking troublesome Islamic doctrines like wife-beating, she dismissed that some “Muslim men have a penchant for being oppressive to women” as a view that reduces “Muslims to dehumanized, threatening people.”

Supposedly behind all this “Islamophobia,” as Tazamal quoted ominously from Denari Duffner’s book, are “nefarious forces” that are “propped up by industry and imperialism.” People “warp these terms” like “sharia” or “jihad,” Tazamal asserted without evidence, “to justify violence or discriminatory policies against Muslim communities.” Denari Duffner concurred about an “intentional marginalization of a community so that another community can benefit.”

“Anti-Muslim tropes are tools that governments can use,” Denari Duffner stated, as if jihadist threats are figments of imagination. For Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, “whenever he wanted to try to delegitimize the opposition, they were cast as terrorists,” she stated. But studies have documented the presence of jihadists among Assad’s opposition.

Likewise, “Israel is able to justify its policy of dominance of the Palestinians,” Denari Duffner said, as “Palestinians are the quintessential terrorist Muslims” for Israelis and others. Such sympathy for the Palestinians whitewashes the jihad they and other Muslims have waged against Zionism and Israel. Yet she asserted that Israel gets a “blank check to do whatever they want.”

An uncritical approach to Islam undercuts Denari Duffner’s belief that interactions with Muslims will end “Islamophobia.” “I have had such positive experiences getting to know Muslims as classmates in college, and if everyone could have this experience, then this problem of ‘Islamophobia’ would go away,” she once assumed. Unlike her, however, many others base their worldviews on empirical facts rather than fantasy. Thus, she has come to realize that “‘Islamophobia’ isn’t going to go away if people simply get to know Muslims.”

Denari Duffner combines a willful blindness toward all things Islamic with an ahistorical, highly critical approach to the West in general and Christianity in particular. It is a virtue to see the humanity of others, but it is the job of the scholar to tell the truth regardless of the cost. In finding fault primarily with her own kind while denying inconvenient facts about the “Other,” Denari-Duffner rejects this key academic obligation. Legislators, policymakers, theologians, and others should reject Georgetown’s peddlers of “Islamophobia” for what they are: charlatans undermining the West’s ability to define and defend itself.

Andrew E. Harrod, a Middle East Forum Campus Watch Fellow, freelance researcher, and writer, is a fellow with the Lawfare Project. Follow him on Twitter: @AEHarrod. This article is crossposted from The American Spectator.

 

How to HEAL yourself and the world by embracing God’s most precious gifts~JILL BIDEN TOURS SOUTHERN REPUBLICAN STATES TO SELL VACCINES

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-12-how-to-heal-yourself-and-the-world-by-embracing-gods-most-precious-gifts.html;

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(Natural News) Consider these questions: Why do people subject themselves to potentially deadly spike protein injections? Why do people engage in self-destructive substance abuse habits? Why do so many people who believe in “science” feel their own lives are worthless and meaningless?

The real answers to these questions, it turns out, aren’t found in the individual actions of people, but rather their core self-image.

People who think they are worthless, pointless and useless tend to pursue self-destructive habits and activities. This includes vaccine suicide, eating junk foods, and substance abuse.

On the other hand, people who have a healthy self-image and a sense of self-worth tend to pursue activities and life choices that protect and enhance their health on all levels: Physical, mental and spiritual.

Key question: What formed these core beliefs? And how can a negative self-image be reversed and transformed into a positive self-image?

How can people come to recognize they are worthy of life?

Society programs people to believe they are worthless

We live in a sick, twisted society that celebrates the mass killing of unborn babies. To any living child paying attention, the message is clear: Young human lives are worthless.

Television ads and propaganda messages encourage people to destroy their health with soda, junk foods and mind-altering prescription medications. Governments demand you submit to acting as a human guinea pig by injecting yourself with experimental spike protein “vaccines.” And so-called “science” claims that life is nothing but a random accident with no purpose.

Any person who falls for these sick, twisted beliefs and propaganda efforts will of course think their own life is meaningless and worthless. It’s not a surprise when they submit to vaccine suicide, junk food self-harm, abusive relationships or substance addictions, because these are the things they have come to believe they “deserve.”

It only takes a simple realization to recognize your very existence has a divine purpose

Despite all the negative programming and suicide messaging from a twisted society, it only takes a simple realization to flip the switch from “worthless” to “divine.” And that profound realization centers around the recognition of conscious awareness and free will, both of which are gifts from God.

Self-awareness is self-evident and requires no external evidence to validate because it is instantly and forever true in a person’s own direct experience. This is a kind of “direct proof” that consciousness is real. Since consciousness is self-awareness, the moment of recognition of one’s own self-awareness is instant proof that consciousness is real.

Free will is a natural extension of this consciousness. Since we live in a universe constructed with a preset flow of time, we are able to both observe and initiate cause-and-effect phenomena, thereby allowing us to learn about the consequences of actions pursued within the construct of free will, all inside a universe with laws that were designed to create these opportunities for gaining life experience.

Realize this: God created the cosmos, then granted us the gifts of life, consciousness and free will in order to learn, grow and expand our understanding of the universe. All of these realizations are self-evident to anyone who ponders these topics and recognizes their own conscious awareness.

The existence of all this means that none of it came into being by accident. God didn’t create the universe to be pointless and autonomous. You aren’t a puppet controlled by God, either. The fact that you have free will means God has a purpose for your life, and your life isn’t merely some random accident as described by “science.” The universe was designed with a purpose, and you were brought into this realm to discover and fulfill your divine purpose within this cosmic construct.

While society, pop culture, left-wing propaganda and “science” tells you that your life is meaningless and worthless, God gave you the ability to reject that false programming, and that the real you is here by the grace of God, with a purpose that is aligned with God’s very existence (and the existence of the entire cosmos itself).

In other words, you were granted the gift of life by the same Creator who made the stars and galaxies as well as all the laws of physics that govern cause and effect in the universe. Your existence here is, by definition, important and intelligently designed.

Discard any beliefs that attempt to lead you astray from this profound principle. Do not be swayed into self-destruction by a society dominated by satanic influences and negative energies. Explore and embrace your true purpose, and protect your body, mind and spirit from the forces of destruction that now dominate society.

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Having already convinced most blue states to commit vaccine suicide, Jill Biden now targets RED states to make sure conservatives are exterminated, too 

Image: Having already convinced most blue states to commit vaccine suicide, Jill Biden now targets RED states to make sure conservatives are exterminated, too

BY S.D. WELLS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-12-jill-biden-targets-red-states-covid-vaccines.html;

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(Natural News) Including the swing states her husband’s CCP regime stole, Jill “Joe” Biden is touring conservative states to help make the upcoming vaccine-induced death wave look more balanced between red and blue states. Though it’s mostly Democrats who rushed to the vaccine outlets to get jabbed with blood-clotting, heart inflaming “inoculations,” it’s still very important to the psychos in Washington DC that they “infect” as many people as possible, including those darn Republicans and Constitutionalists, before the attempted communist takeover of America.

Just four days after the utter failure of the Biden/CCP regime to meet their 70 percent “threshold” for fully vaccinated Americans by July 4th, Jill went “on the road” to coerce more morons into getting the deadly Covid jabs. The fake president’s wife has been crisscrossing the southern US, pleading with the unvaccinated to get the blood-clotting jabs that are all considered a “medical experiment” under “emergency use authorization only,” well, how long does this emergency last?

The vaccinated are dying off by the thousands from the vaccines and from getting Covid after inoculation for it. How ironic. Still, Jill Biden pleads with the dumbed-down Americans in the Red states who just seem “too lazy” to make the journey to a death-jab-outlet at a vacant mall, or too ignorant of the “benefits” of the deadly lab-made jabs (which are none).

US Covid-vaccinated percentage still under 50%, leaving too many Americans with guns and land that the CDC/CCP can’t kill off so easily

Far past conspiracy theories, we have entered into an age of science-backed bio-terrorism, and it’s all being committed by Americans against Americans. A war is being fought with dirty vaccines, and not one single vaccinated person can see it.

Now, the politicians at the top are working their “playbook” in plain sight, and it must be pointed out in order to save anyone left who is even slightly considering the Covid jabs. There’s one clear message for you: don’t. Jill Biden herself is proof of that. Why else would she tour all the Red states and beg conservatives to get those jabs? It’s all about depopulation, gun control, forced vaccination, and then a communist takeover. Guard your land and your guns, because they’re coming for it all, door-to-door.

Welcome to the Jill Biden Dirty Vaccine Promotion Tour

(for Red states and stolen swing states that all really voted for Trump)

Jill’s Tour states and the fully-vaccinated-for-Covid ratios by state:

Georgia: 37%

Alabama: 33%

Texas: 48%

Mississippi: 33%

Tennessee: 37%

Arizona: 43%

Florida: 46%

Missouri: 39%

West Virginia: 37%

It’s looking dismal for the Biden regime and their puppets at the top. It’s so dismal that she’s coercing high school students, the last people on Earth who need a vaccination for the Covid. Guess the Biden regime wants to get rid of those upcoming voters in Red states before the next big rigged election.

Allopathic medicine and vaccines are purposely designed in laboratories to make you sick and stupid

Hey Jill, your tour isn’t working. Go home. Weird how the “terrorists” used to be those people who flew planes into the World Trade Center. Now it’s bio-terrorists who push deadly vaccines on Americans. There’s always a “boogeyman” for the USA to hide from. Now that boogeyman is Mr. Covid and his gang of variants, and Jill Biden is on tour trying to let everyone know that she cares about you being able to hide from this evil boogeyman named Covid. Wear your mask and get your shots, everybody, especially all you Trump supporters (that’s their plan).

We already know about the mercury in flu shots that damages the brain. We already know the Covid vaccines cause blood clots and deadly heart inflammation. The vaccines sell themselves because they keep you dumb and toxic, unable to think things through and use common sense or critical thinking when it comes to disease “treatments” and viral “threats.” The Bidens are targeting high school girls now because the Covid vaccines destroy reproduction possibilities, just look at the clinical science that proves it (China Flu jabs terminate four out of every five pregnancies).

The “Covid Team” of Jill Biden will be circling back (with Strike Force military-style forced injections at gunpoint) to the Red states to see if any Conservatives are dumb enough to believe her and go get stabbed with mRNA and protein payload injections that have killed over 7,000 people already, including previously healthy adults, teens, children and babies. If, when she comes back around, you haven’t been vaccinated, be ready for armed Federal agents with FEMA goons to knock on your door “to protect you.”

Covid-19 vaccines are not safe or effective; they’re unsafe and defective. Visit CovidVaccineReactions.com if you already got a dirty jab or two and feel like you’re sick and dying. Then call an attorney. Also, check out Pandemic.news for updates on these crimes against humanity and the upcoming vaccine holocaust.

Sources for this article include:

Pandemic.news

NaturalNews.com

TruthWiki.org

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FORMER Priest: Catholic Bishops Lost Moral Authority on Biden

Former Catholic Priest: Don't Expect the Bishops to Rebuke Biden. They've Lost Their Moral Authority

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/09/frmr-catholic-priest-dont-expect-the-bishops-to-rebuke-biden-theyve-lost-their-moral-authority-n1460642

EXCERPT: 

Ray Gardella, a former Catholic priest and author of the new book Jesus Versus Christianity, told PJ Media that it is extremely unlikely the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops will rebuke President Joe Biden or prevent him from taking Communion in its forthcoming statement on the Eucharist. Gardella said the Catholic Church — along with Christian churches in general — has lost its moral authority and often sacrifices the gospel of Jesus to follow the secular culture.

JOHN MACARTHUR: “A BAD SIGN”-Paula White at Donald Trump’s Inauguration and OTHER PROSPERITY GOSPEL FALSE TEACHERS LIKE Joel Osteen

Donald Trump's inauguration was marked by the presence of many evangelicals including Paula White which was a bad sign since she's everything Scripture warns us about false teaching and false teachers. Find John MacArthur's Full Sermon Here: https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-l...

Pope Francis: ‘Tear Down the Walls’ against Islam!

Only your walls, not his.

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/pope-francis-tear-down-walls-against-islam-raymond-ibrahim/;

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Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Pope Francis wants any and all walls, real or figurative, that stand between the West and Islam broken down immediately—or so he’s constantly saying.

Most recently, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, he called for the “growth of a more supportive humanity that tears down the wall of indifference.”  This was spoken in the context of urging Europeans to take in more illegally arrived Muslim migrants.

Earlier, in March 2019, when asked  “a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump’s then threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico,” the pope pontificated in platitudes: “Builders of walls,” he said, “be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build….  With fear, we will not move forward, with walls, we will remain closed within these walls.”

Less than a week before that, Francis lectured the mayor of Rome about the need to be more welcoming to Muslim migrants. “Rome,” he declared, “a hospitable city, is called to face this epochal challenge [floods of Muslim migrants demanding entry] in the wake of its noble history; to use its energies to welcome and integrate, to transform tensions and problems into opportunities for meeting and growth.”

“Rome,” he exulted, “city of bridges, never walls!”

The grand irony of all this is that Pope Francis lives in the only state to be surrounded by walls—Vatican City—and most of these bastions were erected to ward off ongoing Islamic invasions.

In 846, for example, a Muslim fleet from North Africa consisting of 73 ships and 11,000 Muslims, landed in Ostia near Rome.  Muslim merchants who frequently visited Italy had provided them with precise intelligence that made the raid a success.  Although they were unable to breach the preexisting walls of the Eternal City, they sacked and despoiled the surrounding countryside, including—to the consternation of Christendom—the venerated and centuries-old basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul.  The Muslim invaders desecrated the tombs of the revered apostles and stripped them of all their treasures.

Pope Leo IV (847-855) responded by building many more walls, including fifteen bastions along the right bank of the Tiber River, the mouth of which was forthwith closed with a chain to protect the sacred sites from further Muslim raids and desecrations.  Completed by 852, the walls were in places 40 feet high and 12 feet thick.

Further anticipating the crusades against Islam by over two centuries—and thus showing how they were a long time coming—Pope Leo (and after him Pope John VIII) offered the remission of sins for those Christians who died fighting Islamic invaders.  Such was the existential and ongoing danger Muslims referred to in contemporary sources as “Sons of Satan,” caused for Europe—more than two centuries before the First Crusade was launched in 1095.

Indeed, just three years after the initial Muslim invasion of Rome, “in 849 the Muslims attempted a new landing at Ostia; then, every year from around 857 on, they threatened the Roman seaboard,” explains French medieval historian C. E. Dufourcq:

In order to get rid of them, Pope John VIII  decided in 878 to promise them an annual payment [or jizya] of several thousand gold pieces; but this tribute of the Holy See to Islam seems to have been paid for only two years; and from time to time until the beginning of the tenth century, the Muslims reappeared at the mouth of the Tiber or along the coast nearby.

Today, many Muslims, not just of the ISIS-variety, continue to boast that Islam will conquer Rome, the only of five ancient apostolic sees never to have been subjugated by jihad (unlike Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Constantinople). 

Similarly, many Muslims all throughout Europe continue exhibiting the same hostility and contempt for all things and persons non-Islamic, whether by vandalizing churches and breaking crosses or by raping “infidel” women as theirs by right

And that is the point that Pope Francis—whose own ancient city would never have lasted to the present if not for walls—misses: walls should only go down and bridges should only be extended when both parties are willing to live in amicable peace. Otherwise, they serve only to make the destructive work of those who have for centuries been trying to conquer and destroy in the name of Islam that much easier.

For more on how walls saved Western civilization, see Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

COMMUNIST Pope “FRANCIS” Scolds “Inflexible” Christians

Pope Francis: You Can Recognize False Christians by Their ‘Inflexibility’

Pope Francis talks to nine newly-ordained priests as they pose for a group photo, asking them them to take off their face mask, at the end of an ordination mass on April 25, 2021 at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican, during which Pope Francis ordained nine new priests for …

BY THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

SEE: https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2021/06/23/pope-francis-you-can-recognize-false-christians-their-inflexibility/;

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ROME — Pope Francis warned Wednesday against Christians who are overly attached to tradition and “disturb communities” through their inflexibility.

There is no shortage of preachers today who, especially through the new means of communication, “disturb communities,” the pope said during his weekly General Audience. “They present themselves not primarily to announce the Gospel of God who loves men in Jesus, Crucified and Risen, but to insist, as true ‘keepers of the truth’ — so they call themselves — on the best way to be Christians.”

This sort of people “strongly affirm that the true Christianity is the one they adhere to, often identified with certain forms of the past and that the solution to the crises of today is to go back so as not to lose the genuineness of the faith,” Francis said.

As he has done on numerous occasions, the pope warned against conservative Christians who cling to past traditions and do not accept the freedom the gospel offers.

Today “there is a temptation to close oneself up in some of the certainties acquired in past traditions,” the pontiff said. “But how can we recognize these people? For example, one of the traces of this way of proceeding is inflexibility.”

“Faced with the preaching of the Gospel that makes us free, that makes us joyful, these people are rigid,” he said. “Always the rigidity: you must do this, you must do that… Inflexibility is typical of these people.”

The Apostle Paul indicated the way forward is “the liberating and ever-new path of Jesus, Crucified and Risen,” Francis said.

It is “the path of proclamation, which is achieved through humility and fraternity — the new preachers do not know what humility is, what fraternity is,” he asserted.

“It is the path of meek and obedient trust — the new preachers know neither meekness nor obedience,” he concluded. “And this meek and obedient way leads forward in the certainty that the Holy Spirit works in the Church in every age.”

 

Pope Francis: ‘Tear Down the Walls’ Against Islam!

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/raymond-ibrahim/2021/06/23/pope-francis-tear-down-the-walls-against-islam-n1456537;

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Pope Francis wants any and all walls, real or figurative, that stand between the West and Islam broken down immediately — or so he’s constantly saying.

Most recently, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, he called for the “growth of a more supportive humanity that tears down the wall of indifference.”  This was spoken in the context of urging Europeans to take in more illegally-arrived Muslim migrants.

Earlier, in March 2019, when asked “a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump’s then-threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico,” the pope pontificated in platitudes. “Builders of walls,” he said, “be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build. … With fear, we will not move forward, with walls, we will remain closed within these walls.”

Less than a week before that, Francis lectured the mayor of Rome about the need to be more welcoming to Muslim migrants. “Rome,” he declared, “a hospitable city, is called to face this epochal challenge [floods of Muslim migrants demanding entry] in the wake of its noble history; to use its energies to welcome and integrate, to transform tensions and problems into opportunities for meeting and growth.”

“Rome,” he exulted, “city of bridges, never walls!”

The grand irony of all this is that Pope Francis lives in the only state to be surrounded by walls — Vatican City — and most of these bastions were erected to ward off ongoing Islamic invasions.

In 846, for example, a Muslim fleet from North Africa consisting of 73 ships and 11,000 Muslims, landed in Ostia near Rome. Muslim merchants who frequently visited Italy had provided them with precise intelligence that made the raid a success. Although they were unable to breach the pre-existing walls of the Eternal City, they sacked and despoiled the surrounding countryside, including — to the consternation of Christendom — the venerated and centuries-old basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul. The Muslim invaders desecrated the tombs of the revered apostles and stripped them of all their treasures.

Pope Leo IV (847-855) responded by building many more walls, including fifteen bastions along the right bank of the Tiber River, the mouth of which was forthwith closed with a chain to protect the sacred sites from further Muslim raids and desecrations. Completed by 852, the walls were in places 40 feet high and 12 feet thick.

Further anticipating the crusades against Islam by over two centuries — and thus showing how they were a long time coming — Pope Leo (and after him Pope John VIII) offered the remission of sins for those Christians who died fighting Islamic invaders. Such was the existential and ongoing danger Muslims referred to in contemporary sources as “Sons of Satan,” caused for Europe — more than two centuries before the First Crusade was launched in 1095.

Indeed, just three years after the initial Muslim invasion of Rome, “in 849 the Muslims attempted a new landing at Ostia; then, every year from around 857 on, they threatened the Roman seaboard,” explains French medieval historian C. E. Dufourcq:

In order to get rid of them, Pope John VIII  decided in 878 to promise them an annual payment [or jizya] of several thousand gold pieces; but this tribute of the Holy See to Islam seems to have been paid for only two years; and from time to time until the beginning of the tenth century, the Muslims reappeared at the mouth of the Tiber or along the coast nearby.

Today, many Muslims, not just of the ISIS variety, continue to boast that Islam will conquer Rome, the only one of five ancient apostolic sees never to have been subjugated by jihad (unlike Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Constantinople).

Similarly, many Muslims all throughout Europe continue exhibiting the same hostility and contempt for all things and persons non-Islamic, whether by vandalizing churches and breaking crosses or by raping “infidel” women as theirs by right.

And that is the point that Pope Francis — whose own ancient city would never have lasted to the present if not for walls — misses: walls should go down and bridges should be extended only when both parties are willing to live in amicable peace.  Otherwise, they serve only to make the destructive work of those who have for centuries been trying to conquer and destroy in the name of Islam that much easier.

For more on how walls saved Western civilization, see Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Raymond Ibrahim

Raymond Ibrahim, an expert in Islamic history and doctrine, is author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013); and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). He has appeared on C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, CNN, NPR, and PBS, and been published by the New York Times SyndicateLos Angeles TimesWashington PostFinancial TimesWeekly StandardChronicle of Higher Education, and Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. Formerly an Arabic linguist at the Library of Congress, Ibrahim has guest lectured at many universities, including the U.S. Army War College, briefed governmental agencies such as U.S. Strategic Command, and testified before Congress. He has been a visiting fellow/scholar at a variety of Institutes—from the Hoover Institution to the National Intelligence University—and is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute. His full biography is available here.  Follow Raymond at Twitter and Facebook.

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IRS Denies Tax Exemption to Texas Religious Group Because Prayer, Bible Reading Boost the Republican Party

SEE: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/irs-denies-tax-exemption-to-texas-religious-group-because-prayer-bible-reading-boost-the-republican-party_3861757.html

EXCERPT: An IRS official denied tax-exempt status to a Texas group that encourages church members to pray for state and national leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, because it benefits “the private interests of the [Republican] Party.”

Biden DOJ Opposing West Virginia Law That Prohibits Biological Boys From Playing on Girls’ Teams

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2021/06/22/biden-doj-opposing-west-virginia-law-that-prohibits-biological-boys-from-playing-on-girls-teams/;

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(Christian Headlines) — Last week, the Biden Department of Justice filed a brief in federal court opposing a West Virginia law that prohibits biological boys from playing on girls’ teams, saying it violates federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

The law, H.B. 3293, prohibits high school and college sports teams that are “designated for female[s]” from being open to the male sex. The bill says that “classification of teams according to biological sex is necessary to promote equal athletic opportunities for the female sex.”

But in a Statement of Interest brief filed in federal court, the Department of Justice opposed the law. The DOJ sided with an 11-year-old biological male who identifies as female and who wants to compete on middle school girls’ cross-country and track teams. The 11-year-old athlete “is a girl, not a boy,” the DOJ brief says.

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Francis Chan’s Dangerous Path to “Unity” and a Eucharistic Christ

BY L. SHARP

SEE: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2021/newsletter20210623.htm;

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

I am writing to address two related topics:

1)    Francis Chan’s new book released 4/1/21 titled Until Unity

2)    Francis Chan’s conversation with Hank Hanegraaff and KP Yohannan regarding Chan’s changing views on the so-called “Eucharist” (Aug. 2020 video on Hank Hanegraaff’s program).

I.  Francis Chan’s website about his new book Until Unity

Francis Chan released his new book in April 2021 titled Until Unity. Why does this matter? Sadly, there is growing evidence that Chan has slowly turned away from the Bible as the source of truth and doctrine to church tradition, the opinions of men, and experiences to reformulate his theology.

Francis Chan’s own website explains his new book (see https://untilunitybook.com/):

CHURCH UNITY IS NOT OPTIONAL

. . . New York Times–bestselling author Francis Chan challenges us to see what keeps us from being unified as Christians across denominations and cultural differences—and why it needs to change.

. . . It’s clear from Scripture that God desires unity for His Church. Unity is what Jesus prays for, what He commands, and what He says will be the chief argument for unbelieving people coming to know God.

But if unity is that important to the heart of God, and that critical to the mission of the church, then why isn’t it something the Church fiercely fights for and passionately pursues?

We divide easily because we love shallowly.

. . . Francis Chan [says] doctrine is not at the root of most division [emphasis added].

The main problem is the shallowness or non-existence of our love for each other . . . Those who are believers will hear the call and be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit. This will be messy and painful, but we cannot allow this to discourage us from giving everything we have to the pursuit of a unified, restored Bride.

My comments:

Chan sidesteps the issue of doctrine (in the issue of “unity”) and claims the main problem is “the shallowness or non-existence of our love for each other,” so he can base his whole argument for “unity” solely on his “love” (or lack thereof) premise. If he would admit that doctrine does divide, then in his attempt to tell us how “unity” is achieved, he would have to deal with doctrine at some level. Yet, he dismisses doctrine from the start so he can talk about “love” or lack thereof and its role in achieving or not achieving “unity” and skip discussing specific doctrines(s) altogether.

What does the Bible say about the importance of doctrine?

2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Titus 2:1 – But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hebrews 13:9 – Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

Ephesians 4:14 – That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Titus 1:9 – Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Further Comment on Chan’s new book:

The dedication of Chan’s book reads: “This book is dedicated to the followers of Jesus from various denominations who have forgiven me for my arrogance and divisiveness over the years.”

II. Francis Chan’s March 11, 2021 YouTube video about his new book Until Unity

On Francis Chan’s Mar.11, 2021 short YouTube video advertising his new book, he talks about the need for unity, and at the very end, he quotes Eph.4:11-13, but he leaves out the next 3 verses (vs.14-16), which defines what unity is!

Here is the full context of how the Bible defines “unity” in Ephesians 4:1-16:

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8 Wherefore he saith, ‘When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)’

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Here are the verses Francis Chan left out in his video–Vs.14-16—

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Here are some observations about “unity” from Eph.4:13-15 (left out by Francis Chan):

1)    According to verses 13 and 14, the goal of biblical unity is so we would “be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”

2)    According to verse 15, biblical unity/”unity of the faith, involves “speaking the truth in love,” not just to “love” (in an experiential sense). “Speaking the truth in love,” the verse goes on, so that we may “grow up into him in all things.” Biblical unity involves “speaking the truth in love,” and by this, we grow up spiritually. Love without truth is not biblical love. And truth is about what the Bible teaches (i.e. doctrine).

III. Francis Chan, Hank Hanegraaff, KP Yohannan and the “Eucharist”

An Aug.18, 2020 video titled, “Is Christ Present in the Eucharist” reveals more of Francis Chan’s slide away from the truth of the Bible and his associations with men who have also turned away from the Bible.

At the urging of Hank Hanegraaff and KP Yohannan, Chan was challenged to reevaluate his view of church history and of communion (their meaning – Eucharist) verified in the video.

In the video, Francis Chan talks about reevaluating his view of communion, or the so-called Eucharist, and Hank Hanegraaff and KP Yohannan briefly discuss how they themselves formulated their current views about the Eucharist. Before discussing the contents of this Aug.18, 2020 video, I wanted to familiarize you with Hank Hanegraaff and KP Yohannan.

1)Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff is known to millions through his former radio program, “The Bible Answer Man.” He converted to Eastern Orthodoxy in April of 2017 in the Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. His former radio program “The Bible Answer Man” has now been changed to “Hank Unplugged,” and in his latest book (released in 2019 by Thomas Nelson Publishers) titled Truth Matters, Life Matters More, he explains his Eastern Orthodox conversion (see link: https://www.thomasnelson.com/9780785216063/truth-matters-life-matters-more/).

The list of those who endorsed Hanegraaff’s book include Catholics, Eastern Orthodox folks, and most notably, Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville. [Hahn, who converted from Protestantism to Catholicism, is discussed in Roger Oakland’s book, Another Jesus: The eucharist Christ and the new evangelization.]

The buzzword: “New Evangelization” is defined by Lighthouse Trails writer Kevin Reeves as: “A program by the Catholic Church designed to win the world to Christ [the Catholic Eucharistic christ, that is], with the Eucharist as the focal point.”

Please see Lighthouse Trails booklet by Roger Oakland titled: The New Evangelization From Rome

2)KP Yohannan

He is the founder and director of Gospel for Asia (GFA). According to his own website (see link: https://kpyohannan.org/about-kp-yohannan/), he has written over 200 books in Asia, and 11 in the U.S.

Lighthouse Trails has confirmed KP Yohannan’s slide into contemplative spirituality (a spiritual outlook that incorporates a New Age style mystical meditation) via his 2020 book: Never Give Up.

That book, by the way, was also endorsed by Hank Hanegraaff.

IV.  August 18, 2020 YouTube video: “Is Christ Present in the Eucharist?” With Francis Chan, Hank Hanegraaff, and KP Yohannan

The Aug.18, 2020 video “Is Christ Present in the Eucharist” reveals just how much Chan has turned away from the Bible he claims he believes in to church tradition and the opinions of men. Also, this trio together are contributing to the demonic momentum toward the movement of biblical Christians into an unbiblical view of communion (what is being called the Eucharist).

1)    “Eucharist”? Why is Francis Chan even calling the communion “the Eucharist”?

Kevin Reeves, in his booklet: C is for Catholicism, defines Eucharist as: “the sacrament of the partaking of the Communion wafer and wine consecrated by the priest during the [Catholic] Mass. Believed to impart special grace, because the recipient is said to be eating and drinking the actual body and blood of Christ.”

At the urging of Hank Hanegraaff and KP Yohannan, Chan was challenged to reevaluate his view of church history and of communion (i..e., the Eucharist).

2)What did the August 2020  video reveal?

Francis Chan on the so-called “Eucharist”

He seems to think he has misjudged folks who believe in “transubstantiation.” What is transubstantiation? Kevin Reeves defines “transubstantiation” as: “The doctrine that asserts that during the Mass, the Host (the communion wafer) and the communion wine are transformed miraculously into the literal body and blood of Christ.”

Chan ends up opening the door about his view on the Eucharist and admits: “[I] don’t know where I land yet” (23:26 minute mark). He states that he “used to” (keywords are “used to”) view those who believed in transubstantiation as “almost silly” or “heretical” (2:07-2:26 minute mark) but not anymore apparently.

*Note: on p. 101 of his new book: Until Unity, Chan states: “I am currently 90 percent sure that I have been wrong about my belief that Christ is not present in the Eucharist” [emphasis added]

3)    Final thoughts about Francis Chan, the “Eucharist” and his new book: Until Unity:

May we pray for Francis Chan, that God would open his eyes to the Enemy’s deceptions. And, may God help rescue those sheep who are following Francis Chan and being led down a deceptive path of the Enemy.

God is Faithful and True, and His Word is true,


(photo (l-r): Francis Chan, Hank Hanegraaff, K.P. Yohanon, from a 2-second video clip from YouTube; used in accordance with the U.S. Fair Use Act)

Related Information:

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Francis Chan Warns Those Who Criticize Christian Leaders: “God Will Destroy You”

DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A FALSE REVIVAL? – Evangelical, Charismatic, Emerging Leaders, & Pope Francis Unite for “Together 2016” in Washington, DC

 

Pope Francis renews his call for tearing down of ‘walls of indifference’ toward Muslim migrants

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/06/pope-francis-renews-his-call-for-tearing-down-of-walls-of-indifference-toward-muslim-migrants;

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Despite the societal maladies associated with unvetted Muslim migration, including no-go zones, surges in crime, rape gangs, jihad threats, jihad preaching and the like, Pope Francis is a foremost defender of facilitating illegal Muslim migration. He has now renewed his call for “tearing down the walls of indifference” toward migrants but appears indifferent to the multitudes who have fallen victim to many of the migrants. The Pope zeroed in on a shipwreck that claimed the lives of 700 African migrants who willingly tried to cross over illegally into Europe. Many of these ships are operated by people smugglers; this particular ship was “skippered by Mohammed Ali Malek, a member of a network of Libyan people smugglers, who received a jail sentence of 18 years for multiple charges of manslaughter.” The Pope wants to see any and everyone be given a big welcome into the EU no matter who they are, all while he remains secured behind the walls of the Vatican and under tight security when he leaves.

Pope Francis has also said such things as “migrants are like Jesus, forced to flee” and “migrants are warriors of hope.” He compared populists to Hitler for trying to protect their sovereign borders while calling for open doors to ALL migrants. He has also called for the “establishment of pathways” for hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants to settle in Europe.

“Pope Francis Calls for Tearing Down ‘Walls of Indifference’ Toward Migrants,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 13, 2021:

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis has called for people to become “more supportive” in welcoming migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Africa into Europe.

Following his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, the pope remarked on a ceremony taking place in Augusta, Sicily, to welcome the arrival of the remains of the boat from the massive shipwreck of April 18, 2015 that claimed the lives of some 700 African migrants.

“May this symbol of so many tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea continue to challenge everyone’s conscience and foster the growth of a more supportive humanity, that tears down the wall of indifference,” the pontiff told the crowds.

“Let us think: the Mediterranean has become Europe’s largest cemetery,” he said.

Only 28 people survived the 2015 shipwreck, skippered by Mohammed Ali Malek, a member of a network of Libyan people smugglers, who received a jail sentence of 18 years for multiple charges of manslaughter.

As captain of the vessel, the 27-year-old Malek, a Tunisian, reportedly caused the disastrous collision with a Portuguese ship that had come to its rescue, which led to the shipwreck.

The BBC noted that Malek followed “the regular procedure for migrant boats making the long crossing,” namely, to place a distress call with the Italian coast guard in Rome asking for rescue once the vessel was in international waters.

In those years, the Italians’ willingness to provide a free shuttle service to migrants provided an incentive to many to undertake the perilous journey, causing the deaths of thousands.

In 2017, Frontex, the border control agency of the European Union (EU), released a report revealing that NGOs had been complicit with human traffickers by offering a taxi service from North Africa to Italy.

NGOs engaged in maritime rescue operations “help criminals achieve their objectives at minimum cost, strengthen their business model by increasing the chances of success,” the report stated.

The Italian prosecutor, Carmelo Zuccaro, said at the time that whether or not the organizations in question are operating out of philanthropic motives, “the facilitation of illegal immigration is a punishable offense regardless of the intention.”

Migrant sea deaths in the Mediterranean did not begin falling until 2018, following the election of a center-right government with stricter immigration policies.

According to a report at the time from the Italian daily La Verità, “the Salvini method works,” referring to border controls by interior minister Matteo Salvini, who had insisted that open ports fuel human trafficking and encourage migrants to undertake dangerous sea crossings.

There had been no solution under the former Matteo Renzi government, the newspaper noted, since he tried passed the buck to the European Union and wrung his hands when the EU did absolutely nothing to resolve the problem…..

Polish Pastor Found Guilty of Exercising Free Speech; Sentenced to Community Service, Slapped with Steep Fines

Polish Pastor Found Guilty of Exercising Free Speech; Sentenced to Community Service, Slapped with Steep Fines

BY ANNALISA PESEK

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/polish-pastor-found-guilty-of-exercising-free-speech-sentenced-to-community-service-slapped-with-steep-fines/;

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On June 10, the government of Poland, a democratic republic, joined the increasingly despotic regimes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and, oh, Communist China, where the persecution of dissenting voices, particularly Christian pastors, is increasingly on the rise.

In an extraordinary move, the Polish state ruled against evangelical pastor Paweł Chojecki, punishing him for exercising his freedom of speech and for publicly criticizing in his sermons and via his online platform “the remnants of communism” in Polish President Andrzej Duda’s current leadership. Chojecki is also accused of attacking Catholic dogma with which he disagrees as a Protestant.

The 58-year-old founder of New Covenant Church and creator and editor-in-chief of Against the Tide TV was convicted in a District Court in Lublin, Poland, on Thursday of “insulting the religious feelings of Catholics, and insulting President Duda.” Judge Andrzej Klimkowski delivered the guilty verdict, concluding Chojecki’s months-long criminal trial that began this past March.

State Prosecutor Katarzyna Urban accused the pastor of insulting President Duda with the terms “ram,” “traitor,” “coward,” and “sleeping agent,” and demanded Chojecki serve up to five years in prison for such “assaults” on the state. Judge Klimkowski ruled in favor of a lesser but still restrictive sentence of eight months of community service and fines of more than 20,000 Polish złoty, the equivalent of roughly $6,000.

During his TV program on Thursday, Chojecki announced plans to appeal the judgment, which he claims is “not legally valid.”

“The greatest harm that this judgment does is that it has already gone out to the public,” exclaimed Chojecki. “I have been humiliated and stigmatized in front of the whole of Poland. The biggest victim of this verdict is the Polish nation, not me. It is our freedom that has been harmed!”

Dangerous Criminal?

Chojecki has long claimed that the current Polish state bears no resemblance to the once-great Western power of yore, when, in his own words, “religious disputes were separated from patriotism and a common concern for the state’s good.”

“It is the Poland of that period [the 16th century] that is known for its ingesting of religious freedom and tolerance,” he told The New American in May. “Poland was the power of Western civilization in the 16th century, which we know as the Golden Age. It was then that the discoveries of the Reformation about the role of the Bible published in national languages and salvation as a personal decision of faith in Christ reached our freedom-loving nation.”

It is extraordinary that in a free Poland, a pastor would be dragged to the courts over exercising his right to free speech. Yet Chojecki is no stranger to investigation by the Polish authorities; he’s been surveilled for years. A one-time member of the free-market, conservative Real Politics Union — in 2008, Poland’s most libertarian community — which he reportedly left after it adopted pro-Russian rhetoric in the once-communist nation, Chojecki at present exercises his freedoms by tackling controversial social issues via his sermons and online conservative Christian platform. Through this work, he has amassed hundreds of thousands of devoted followers.

On December 31, 2020, an indictment by the District Court in Lublin was issued against the pastor for “insulting the President of the Republic of Poland and inciting hatred on the basis of sectarianism.”

“I have been a Christian since the times of communism,” said Chojecki. “I converted [to Christianity] in 1986…. I was afraid [then] that I would be prosecuted by the Ministry of Public Security or the courts. Thank God this did not happen…. That the Polish State will punish me [now] for my beliefs and words…. I have not experienced something like this in my life. I don’t think any pastor in Poland has been convicted of criticizing the dogmas of another church.”

Allegations against Chojecki involving offending the religious sensibilities of Catholics by ridiculing Catholic dogma specifically involve his criticism of Catholic teachings on transubstantiation — “the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the Body of Christ and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of the Blood of Christ” — which he considers a form of idolatry. He also has allegedly suggested that the Catholic belief in the apparition of Our Lady of Fátima is a denial of what Christians know the Word of God says.

He further made this controversial statement: “You eat the little Jesus, and He will stay in you for up to 15 minutes. If someone digests faster, for example, if the priest has drunk wine, the digestion is faster, and Jesus lives in a priest for 5 minutes. As for a poor man who only drinks water, his gastric juices dilute it a little, and Jesus stays for 15 minutes.”

“Honestly speaking,” said Chojecki, “I do not know which object of religious worship is offended here and which words are an insult in this description. It is a humorous paraphrase of a fragment of an article from the Catholic portal Deon.pl: ‘So we can say that after consuming Holy Communion, this physical presence of Jesus lasts from 10 to 15 minutes in our bodies because this is how long the process of digesting takes more or less.’”

What’s Next?

Even if the judgment is overturned by the court of appeal, the punishment has already made a strong impact on the pastor’s reputation and sent a severe message of what will happen to others who dare share his viewpoints.

“The judge sent a clear signal to those who criticize the Catholic Church and the power of Law and Justice to be very careful about the words, because they will share my fate…. This punishment is intended to make me think about how my dogmas are presented. As I understand it, the point is that I have to think about my Christian beliefs. I wonder how the Poles will react. Is it really the court’s job to shape the dogmas of the faith of Poles?”

At the core of Chojeck’s trial is the issue of freedom of speech. Krzysztof Kilian, professor of ontology and theory of cognition at the University of Zielona Góra, offered these remarks in response to the judge’s ruling:

From what I know about it, in any literature on the subject, “religious feelings” have not been defined. If they have not been defined, it is difficult to talk about what has been offended, or what has not been offended…. There is exactly one definition in our Supreme Court that defines religious feelings as a mental state. The question arises, how can one offend someone else’s mental state?

A second query might be, why is the court taking the time to address the potential personal and religious feelings of Catholics throughout Poland?

Though Chojecki says he was prepared for such a verdict, he admits he has accepted it with great sadness. Quoting Philippians 1:29, “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him but also to suffer for His sake,” Chojecki urged his supporters to continue to stand in solidarity with other Christians and to pray for him.

“Thank you very much to all those who have been with me during this time,” said Chojecki to his supporters. “My family, the crew, you as well. After all, the action #SupportPastorChojecki involved a few hundred people, numerous messages. This has been a great experience. I know we’re entering dark times. This is the [government’s] message: keep your trap shut! But the question now is: Are Poles free people?”

Consider learning more about Chojecki’s legacy in the video below and spreading the word about who he is and why he is fighting for principles of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

It is imperative that we make our voices heard to the Polish government. To easily contact the relevant Polish officials in favor of the dismissal of charges against Pastor Chojecki, visit The John Birch Society’s action alert here.

Biden regime caught bribing hospital staff to supply positive reviews for covid vaccines

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-06-13-biden-bribing-hospitals-positive-reviews-covid-vaccines.html;

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(Natural News) A social media “influencer” hired by the White House has been caught trying to bribe hospital systems into procuring fake positive reviews about Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” in order to encourage more uptake.

Eben Vorster, a “digital relational organizer” at Main Street One, reportedly sent a private message to one institution offering a “paid Instagram partnership for one post” pushing Chinese Virus injections as the solution to the plandemic.

“I am reaching out to you to share a possible content partnership opportunity!” the message announced.

“For this campaign, we are looking for healthcare professionals who would like to address the topic of vaccine hesitancy with their social media audience. We want to hear from you about what the COVID vaccine means to you and why you’re tackling vaccine misinformation in this crucial vaccine rollout period.”

The message goes on to explain that once the targeted person or organization puts up the desired post, it will “get rewarded for your using your voice!”

Since Wuhan Flu shot uptake is dismally low across the United States, the medical fascists are busying trying to conjure up new ways to trick people into getting jabbed.

In Ohio, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine introduced a vaccine lottery to award five “lucky” winners $1 million each in exchange for reprogramming their DNA with mRNA chemicals.

China Joe and his cabinet are taking the tried-and-true influencer approach manipulating the medical system into pushing the injections in exchange for good ol’ cash.

“After all the recent firings of medical professionals for refusing to get vaccinated from the dangerous COVID-19 vaccine, it appears there is now a push to use communist-style fake reviews to push the vaccine even further,” reported Populist.press.

“If the vaccine was so great they wouldn’t have to pay people to rave about it. This is a serious issue and shows how deceitful big pharma and the Biden admin are being.”

Wuhan Flu shots are so “amazing” that Americans must be bullied into taking them

Main Street One, by the way, prides itself on helping to promote “social justice” causes that it claims are changing the world for the better. Included in the “recent work” section of its website are the following boastful posts:

• “We Amplified Latinx Voices To Fight Climate Change”
• “We Helped Black Women Get Out the Vote in Georgia”
• “What A COVID-19 Vaccine Means To This New Mother”
• “Committed To Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine”

Main Street One’s three methods of accomplishing these and other goals include the following:

• “Identify opportunities and risks emerging online”
• “Recruit creators and social influencers”
• “Persuade audiences via highly personalized content”

As you can see, this fits right into the White House goal of injecting a majority of Americans for Chinese Germs by the Fourth of July, formerly known as “Independence Day.”

Since Americans are not taking the bait as planned, Beijing Biden is now planning to ship off some one billion doses of Chinese Virus injection to third world countries to see if poor people will more easily take them.

Wuhan Flu shots sure have been a tough sell, which if we were really in the throes of a true “pandemic” would probably not require this type of aggressive marketing. Because the whole thing is a sham, however, the medical deep state is attempting every trick in the book to get those needles into people’s arms at “warp speed.”

“Anyone who refuses the vaccine does so on the basis of research,” wrote one commenter at Populist.press. “That kind of hesitancy based on science and plain facts is not going to be ameliorated by some paid shill trying to convince me otherwise.”

More related news about Chinese Virus injection gimmicks can be found at ChemicalViolence.com.

Sources for this article include:

Populist.press

NaturalNews.com

MSN.com

Hunter BIDEN: God is ‘fictional’. Shocking, latest laptop content dump

WHITE DELAWARE TRASH

SHOCKING: Hunter Biden Uses Racial Slur And Calls God "Fictional" In Leaked Text Messages https://tatumreport.com/shocking-hunt... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...

EXCERPTS FROM DAILYMAIL ABOVE:

"Hunter Biden addressed his white lawyer as 'n***a' multiple times, used phrases like 'true dat n***a' and bantered 'I only love you because you're black,' in shocking texts unearthed days after Joe's emotional Tulsa speech decrying racism"

  • Text messages obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in banter with his lawyer  
  • The president's son, 51, flippantly addressed corporate attorney George Mesires, who is white, by the racial slur, with phrases including 'true dat n***a' 
  • In a December 2018 conversation, Hunter asked Mesires: 'How much money do I owe you. Becaause (sic) n***a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates.'
  • In another chat a month later, Hunter cracked jokes about his penis and then told Mesires 'I only love you because you're black'
  • 'It's so annoying when you interject with frivolity,' the Chicago lawyer replied 
  • The damning texts have emerged just days after his father, President Joe Biden gave a speech decrying racism on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre
  • Biden has sought to portray racial justice as a top priority for his administration 
  • Hunter also saved a meme with a photo of his father hugging Barack Obama with a caption describing a joke conversation
  • 'Obama: Gonna miss you, man  Joe: Can I say it? Just this once? Obama: *sigh* go ahead Joe: You my n***a, Barack'

Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in conversation with his white, $845-per-hour lawyer, his texts messages reveal.

The shocking texts may prove embarrassing for his father President Joe Biden, who just last week gave a speech decrying racism on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, and has sought to portray racial justice as a top priority for his administration.

The president's son joked in a January 2019 text to corporate attorney George Mesires about a 'big penis', and said to the lawyer: 'I only love you because you're black' and 'true dat n***a'.

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Rumble — Newly surfaced emails reveal suggest Hunter Biden tried to leverage his government connections to help a Romanian real estate tycoon avoid a bribery conviction. One America's Camryn Kinsey has more.

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