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Sen. Hawley to Christians at ‘Pray Vote Stand’ Summit: ‘We are going to see a new day in America’

Rumble — At the Family Research Council's 'Pray Vote Stand' Summit in Leesburg, Virginia, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) tells on America News he wants people to reject liberal lies. One America's John Hines caught up with Hawley following his remarks from the summit.

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Iran detains Christians in 24 provinces: ‘You don’t have the right to gather with church members’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/iran-detains-christians-in-24-provinces-you-dont-have-the-right-to-gather-with-church-members;

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From the international media, you’d get the impression that this is how Muslims are treated in the U.S. and Europe, not the way Christians are treated in Iran. And the establishment media won’t say a word about this.

“‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped,’” Article 18, October 1, 2021:

Emma’s interrogator said her arrest was part of a major national operation, in which Christians in as many as 23 other Iranian provinces had been detained.

It was the day after Christmas in 2010, just two months since the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had warned in an infamous speech in Qom that the spread of house-churches were among the “critical threats” facing the Islamic Republic – by “deceiving young Muslims”.

It was a speech that made headlines around the world, and it seems as though Emma’s interrogator was one of those listening.

“He said that if they don’t stop Christians, and the Church, the security of the country would be at risk,” Emma recalls….

Emma, whose birth name was Azam Safaei, had been arrested at her home in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, early in the morning of 26 December.

“It was between 6.30am and 7am when someone rang our doorbell,” she explains. “It was cloudy that day. I heard the bell, but I was still sleepy. Suddenly, my husband, Peyman, said loudly: ‘Get up, grab everything you can, and clean up. The MOIS [Ministry of Intelligence Service] are here. They’re climbing over the wall!’”

Four male agents proceeded to enter their home, waking up their school-age children, Negar and Navid, whom Emma says were “terrified and wanted to know what had happened”.

Eventually, the children were ordered to go outside and play in the garden.

“But out of curiosity, and also fear, from behind the curtain they tried to look inside the house,” Emma says, until an officer ordered them not to.

The agents then searched the property for anything related to Christianity, placing all they found on the floor of the family’s main room. These were the items that were to be confiscated.

They included, in Emma’s words, “paintings of Jesus and the Last Supper, a beautiful carved wooden cross, and a crystal cross we had bought from Kish [an island in the Persian Gulf], different Christian books, and a Bible which I had recently got for my mother”.

None of these items were ever returned.

Search completed, Emma was escorted out of her home and told to keep her head down as she was driven away to an unknown location.

She was then blindfolded and made to hold onto a roll of paper, with which she was led into a building.

“There were people laughing at me and telling me to be careful not to fall,” Emma explains….

She says that during her arrest, “the fear of being raped kept coming to my mind, and this made me suffer.

“We had heard a lot about the rapes of women, and even men, during the detentions in 2009 [after mass protests]. We were not afraid of going to prison, but we were afraid of being raped.

“Once, a man entered my solitary cell, with his shoes on, and other officers locked the door from the outside. I was very scared.

“He had a piece of paper in his hand, and he asked me medical questions. But after the interrogation ended, he asked, with a strange smile on his face, ‘Do you have experience being arrested? Does your husband know you’re here?’ I tensed up, became defensive, and didn’t look into his face. I only said: ‘Yes, he knows I’m here.’”

When Emma later refused to sign a piece of paper committing to no more involvement with Christians, she says her interrogator, knowing her fear of rape, used this “weakness” to imply that if she stayed in prison any longer, that would be the consequence.

“He said with a grin: ‘It seems as though you like it here and would like to stay longer?’ He had found my weakness, and started to speak suggestively,” Emma says.

“I bowed my head and said that I wouldn’t sign what he had written – that it would be like still being in prison, and take away my basic rights. How could I not connect with anyone?”

So the interrogator took another sheet of paper and changed some of the wording.

This time it read: “You don’t have the right to evangelise. You don’t have the right to gather with church members. You can’t travel from Iran to Armenia or Turkey. You must obtain written permission to travel to other cities within Iran… All until the judge issues a verdict.”

When Emma was finally brought before a judge – “a young man, strongly built” – she was struck by the cleanliness of the room.

“It felt very odd to see such a clean room in that place,” she says. “The smell of coffee also filled the room. Everyone was drinking coffee.”

This was in stark contrast to the place she had been held, which Emma describes as “a very dirty room with no windows… My body was itching because of the dust and dampness of the environment. The walls were painted only superficially; beneath the paint, you could see the scribbles of former prisoners. It was very depressing and suffocating.

“I asked for soap and they said there was soap. I told them that it was small and dirty. They laughed and said: ‘She thinks she’s come to a hotel!’”

The judge told Emma that what she had said in her interrogations about God being able to speak to people was blasphemy, and asked whether she already knew that his verdict was going to be the death sentence.

Emma’s response was both shocking and courageous.

“I said that if the God that I love issued my death sentence, then I would be ready to die,” Emma says. “The judge became angry and said that I was naive, looking for trouble, and that I had been deceived.”

This wasn’t the first time Emma had been threatened with death for her decision to become a Christian.

Inside the prison, she says “Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech about the death sentence for apostasy from Islam was regularly played over the loudspeakers”…..

Fordham Placed in Bottom 10 of College Free Speech Rankings

In FIRE’s second year administering a student survey, Fordham’s ongoing court battles stood out to respondents

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BY CHLOE ZELCH

SEE: https://fordhamobserver.com/64756/news/fordham-placed-in-bottom-10-of-college-free-speech-rankings/;

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Following the university’s court battles against Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center ’21, Fordham was ranked 145 of 154 schools in the College Free Speech Rankings survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in 2021. The ranking was determined by feedback from Fordham students.

FIRE is a nonpartisan organization committed “to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities,” according to the organization’s website. FIRE educates students about First Amendment rights.

Fordham has been ranked in FIRE’s list of the worst 10 schools for free speech three times, with statements from FIRE specifically referencing the SJP lawsuit and the Austin Tong controversy.

“Fordham does promise free speech. And right now, it is bad at living up to that promise.”Adam Goldstein, FCLC ’99

This year’s list is based on the opinions of 250 Fordham students. FIRE did not specify how these students were selected or if they were representative of the student body. Students in the survey expressed that they found it difficult to have “an open and honest conversation” about racial inequality, the conflict in Palestine, and many other issues at Fordham.

Adam Goldstein, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’99, senior research counsel to the president at FIRE, explained that Fordham’s broken promises of guaranteeing free speech to students led to the university’s low ranking.

“Fordham does promise free speech. And right now, it is bad at living up to that promise, according to its own students,” Goldstein said.

Fordham is classified by FIRE as a “red light” institution, meaning Fordham has at least one policy that clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.

Fordham has been issued a red light warning specifically for its IT policies. The policy states that the following actions are banned: “using any IT resource or communication services, including email or other means, to intimidate, insult, embarrass and harass others; to interfere unreasonably with an individual’s work, research or educational performance; or to create a hostile or offensive working or learning environment.”

”While it might be nice if people didn’t insult each other, banning insults is a speech restraint incompatible with Fordham’s other promises,” Goldstein said. “Reforming the IT policy alone would have improved Fordham’s ranking substantially.”  

The survey used 100 points to rank schools, with 88 of those points coming directly from student responses to the FIRE survey. Only 7% of respondents said that it was extremely clear that the Fordham administration protects free speech, while 13% said it was not clear at all.

“Fordham’s campus is not a place for free speech under the current rules in place about public display and protest.”anonymous sophomore

One junior who was surveyed expressed being unable to express their opinion about the prison-industrial complex in class: “My professor immediately shut me down and made me feel like a bad person in front of the whole class.”

A sophomore surveyed said they were concerned by how Fordham responds to student protests. 

“Anytime that I think of wanting to have a protest on campus I think of the severe punishments that the administration has dealt to students in the past,” the student said. “Fordham’s campus is not a place for free speech under the current rules in place about public display and protest.”

“Fordham is free to believe what it chooses, and should be answerable for what it chooses to believe,” Goldstein said. “If Fordham wants to continue onward as an institution that restrains student protest and social media activity, it should remove the free speech promises from its policies and honestly admit that it doesn’t intend to protect free speech.”

Bob Howe, vice president for communications, declined to comment on the ranking. 

While Government Shut Down Church Over COVID, “Mosques Were Fully Operational,” Says Pastor

While Gov Shut Down Church Over COVID, “Mosques Were Fully Operational,” Says Pastor

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/while-gov-shut-down-church-mosques-were-fully-operational-says-pastor/;

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“What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up” under Soviet communism in Poland, lamented Pastor Artur Pawlowski recently. There is one difference, though:

The communists might have been a bit more even-handed.

Even in China today, religion is persecuted across the board; in fact, a million Uighur Muslims are in concentration camps. But, says Pawlowski, who was recently arrested the very moment he returned to Canada from a trip, while his church was shut down for violating COVID-19 guidelines, “mosques were fully operational” with thousands gathering together.

What’s more, Pawlowski warns Americans, “You’re next.”

Fox News reported on the story over the weekend:

The Polish-Canadian pastor who has been repeatedly arrested for holding church services in Calgary, Alberta, said Canadian border police confiscated his belongings and apparently broke into his personal computer.

When Pastor Artur Pawlowski landed back in his home city of Calgary on Monday following a four-month tour of the United States, customs officials were waiting to cuff him on the tarmac for two criminal charges, he told Fox News in an interview.

“They have fallen to a new low,” Pawlowski said of the Canadian authorities. “Our lawyers contacted them and asked them if there are any pending warrants for me when I was in the states. They said that there are no pending warrants, [sic] there is nothing outstanding.”

Pawlowski had been traveling throughout the United States over the summer to spread his warning that Western governments increasingly resemble the communist regime in Poland he fled as a young man.

His tour followed the international attention he received in April when officials went to his church in Canada during Holy Week to inspect it for COVID-19 compliance. Because they entered the sanctuary armed and uninvited during a worship service, Pawlowski refused to speak with them.

Instead, he accused them of being “Nazis” and shouted them down until they agreed to leave. Video of the encounter went viral.

But authorities weren’t done with Pawlowski. They returned three weeks later, and on May 8 (video below) the Calgary police pulled the pastor and his brother over and arrested them while the pair were returning home from church.

As for Pawlowski’s most recent arrest (video below), the “Calgary Police Service…said Tuesday that he was charged in relation to the following warrants: failing to wear a face-covering (March 13, 2021) and disobeying a court order (June 5, 2021),” reports Global News. The latter charge involves “contempt of court” for holding church services in violation of lockdown restrictions; a judge will decide on October 18 whether the pastor will spend 21 days in jail as a consequence.

Pawlowski spoke about his persecution on the Ingraham Angle’s Wednesday edition. As Fox News also reports:

“I came to the United States with a simple warning,” the pastor told [host Laura] Ingraham about his recent trip abroad. 

“You’re next,” he said. “If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well.”

He called the individuals who arrested him “masked gangsters,” that he “couldn’t even consider them officers of the law.”

…Pawlowski told Fox News in April he was raised under Soviet communism in Poland. “It was a disaster,” he said about his childhood. “Police officers could break into your house five in the morning, they could beat you up, torture, they could arrest you for no matter what reason they would come up with … So, it was like a flashback when those police officers showed up at my church. Everything kind of came back to life from my childhood, and the only thing I could do is to fend off the wolves as a shepherd … We as lions should never bow before the hyenas, and that’s what they’re right now.”

“You came to freedom,” Ingraham said about the pastor’s journey to Canada. “This is feeling very Soviet to me,” adding that the process was incremental. 

The pastor responded that he believed “What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up” .

But then there’s that aforementioned difference. As The Christian Post reported Sunday:

Pawlowski told The Christian Post in June that police frequently monitored his church services to make sure he was abiding by coronavirus restrictions and social distancing guidelines. He said the intrusions weren’t necessary because he streamed the church services online. The livestreams illustrated that “I was not hiding the fact that we are not following those restrictions.”

As law enforcement repeatedly descended on his church services, “the mosques were fully operational.” He added that “no one harassed them, no one interfered with them.” 

“Not one Imam was being harassed or intimidated. And to this day, there’s not one Imam or one Muslim that has a ticket, even though we have video evidence and pictures [of] them gathering … through the whole Ramadan by the thousands,” he said.

Pawlowski’s YouTube channel includes a video of a gathering of thousands of Muslims that took place on the last day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, which police allowed without interruption. He estimated that “about 2,000 people, maybe more, were there.” 

This pro-Islam, anti-Christian double standard is common now in Western nations. It’s the phenomenon that, for example,

As for the Branch COVIDians, they’re almost as zealous about their “health” jihad as the Muslims whose efforts they facilitate are about their Islamic jihad. But not only is the coronavirus situation overblown, as regular New American readers know but something else should be pondered:

Even if SARS-CoV-2 regulations did save lives (they actually appear to cost them), would it all be worth the permanent sacrifice of our Western traditions, rights, freedoms, and faith? What does it profit a nation to gain the world but lose its soul?

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban: Mass migration part of ‘global plan’ to create a ‘new proletariat’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/hungarian-pm-viktor-orban-warns-mass-migration-part-of-global-plan-to-create-a-new-proletariat;

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Hungary, which has a Christian constitution, has been unwavering in defending its culture and rule of law, and protecting its citizens from Islamization. In its preamble, the Hungarian constitution declares its Christianity and its role in preserving nationhood. It also honors its “forebears who fought for the survival, freedom and independence” of Hungary.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been vocal about his country’s determination to reject open-door immigration in order to preserve Hungarian culture. He has put a stop to illegal Muslim migrants trying to storm in, by building a wall. The EU has condemned Orban for his stance as he continues to expose the goals of globalists.

Responsible immigration while upholding the rule of law and national security should be a priority for every nation. Instead, these important attributes of any leader have been virtually abandoned by “progressive” globalists and weak so-called conservative leaders (such as Boris Johnson).

Ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019, Orban stated in a speech:

“We wish for the veil to fall from the eyes of the people of Europe, so they can see and understand that without Christian culture there will be no free life in Europe,” said Orban, who sees Muslim immigrants as threats to Europe’s lifestyle. “Without defending our Christian culture, we will lose Europe and Europe will no longer belong to Europeans.”

“Orban: Mass Migration Agenda Part of ‘Global Plan’ to Create ‘New Proletariat’ in the West,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, September 24, 2021:

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán believes the mass migration agenda is part of a “global plan” to create a “new proletariat” in the West, advanced by people who care nothing for culture and national identity and consider only economics.

Speaking at the 4th Budapest Demographic Conference, organised as a forum where pro-family policies and other measures to reverse population decline without resorting to mass immigration, Orbán addressed attendees including former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the President of Serbia, the Serbian President of Bosnia, and the prime ministers of Slovakia and Slovenia, noting that the cause of national conservatism had “suffered sensitive political losses” in recent years.

“President Trump was not able to continue his work” in the United States after January 2021, he lamented, while former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now in opposition — “and God knows what will happen in Germany this Sunday” when Angela Merkel’s notionally centre-right party may be displaced by a left-wing government possibly including the communist Marxist Left Party in national elections.

“Like those before me, we are concerned about the advent of the New Marxist, New Leftist ‘woke’ movement, as it is called in America. We can see that already in kindergartens they want to miseducate our children; they use children as Pride activists, they are telling children about the ‘free choice of genre — this is part of the New Marxist ‘woke’ programme,” he warned.

Decades of Soviet communist domination, however, has “inoculated” former Eastern Bloc countries such as Hungary and Poland against “the ‘woke’ virus”, in his view — “our history is protecting us against the cultural left.”

As a result, the Hungarian leader suggested, his government and likeminded administrations in the region can see the divide on demographics more clearly.

“Is it a problem that the population is in decline?” he asked.

“The West… just does not want to maintain itself. Let’s not beat around the bush: certain civilisations are able to reproduce; the Western civilisation is not able to reproduce — so much so that they are unable to decide whether this is a problem at all.

“Some are of the opinion that this is not a problem, and they argue that by increasing productivity and by developing technology fewer people will be able to generate more goods, more public good. Mechanised production, artificial intelligence, an automated economy — human labour doesn’t count anymore. That is the technocratic, Silicon Valley solution,” he explained.

“And there are others who sense the problem of declining demographics and they want migration. They believe alien peoples from distant lands should be moved in and that will stop the demographic decline. But mass migration… the millions of people who have been lured here, are basically a global plan of moving in the new proletariat,” he accused, adding that the promoters of this worldview “do not take into account the cultural aspect of democracy.”…..

NY Gov. Hochul: Unvaccinated People ‘Aren’t Listening to God’

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BY CHARLIE MCCARTHY

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/us/hochul-new-york-god-covid/2021/09/28/id/1038204/;

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul asked members of a Brooklyn church to "be my apostles" to promote New York's vaccine mandate agenda as unvaccinated individuals "aren’t listening to God and what God wants."

The Democrat governor spoke Sunday at the Christian Cultural Center, an evangelical megachurch, The Western Journal reported.

The state's first female governor, who took office after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace amid sexual harassment allegations, said God had answered prayers about the pandemic.

"He made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers — he made them come up with a vaccine," Hochul told the congregation. "That is from God to us, and we must say, 'Thank you, God.'"

Hochul addressed church members the day before New York's vaccine mandate for health care workers went into effect.

"I need you to be my apostles," Hochul told members both present and online. "Jesus taught us to love one another. And how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, 'Please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live.'"

The governor concluded her remarks by promising to "use the inspiration of God in my life and fight for you every single day as your governor and beyond" without quoting a single verse of Scripture, the Journal said.

Cuomo on Aug. 16 announced that all healthcare workers in the state needed to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 27 or risk termination. There were "limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons."

New York’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 26 — two days after Hochul became governor — that completely removed the religious exemption but left the medical exemption in place.

A group of anonymous healthcare workers filed a lawsuit on Sept. 13 against the state, arguing that their constitutional rights were violated when New York issued a vaccination mandate with "no exemption for sincere religious beliefs."

The lawsuit said the 17 plaintiffs conscientiously objected to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds because "they all employ fetal cell lines derived from procured abortion in testing, development or production of the vaccines."

A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York then temporarily blocked the mandate for those seeking religious exemption. The New York Post reported a judge on Oct. 12 will decide "whether to make the preliminary injunction more permanent."

Hochul, a pro-abortion advocate from "a big Irish Catholic family," told The Associated Press that she's "not aware of any major religious group" that prohibits its followers from getting the vaccine

"Everyone from the pope on down is encouraging people to get vaccinated," she said.

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ALLIE BETH STUCKEY’S Guest: Sherry Clemens ON Reading Porn in School? This Christian Mom Is NOT Having It

Today we're talking to the subject of a somewhat viral video, Sherry Clemens. Sherry is attracting attention after a video of her speaking at a school board meeting, bringing attention to the sexually explicit material that was available for school kids to read in her kids' class. We'll discuss what her daughter showed her that led Sherry to go before the school board, as we also discuss "Social-Emotional Learning," a progressive activist program that is probably in your kids' school right now.

Biden Administration Blocks Rescue of Persecuted Christians from Afghanistan Just as the Obama administration did to the Christians of Syria.

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/09/biden-administration-blocks-rescue-persecuted-raymond-ibrahim/;

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

The Biden administration is preventing the rescue of persecuted Christian minorities from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, where they face certain and likely gruesome death.

This information surfaced on August 26, 2021, during an interview between Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson on Fox News.  Through his charity, the Nazarene Fund, Beck had managed to charter planes to airlift 5,100 Christians out of Afghanistan and into neighboring nations.  Before long, however, U.S. officials intervened and prevented the escape of a batch of 500 Christians, mostly women and children, who were ordered outside of the airport’s protection zone:  “I have pictures of them pleading to get back through the gate,” Beck continued:

And then I have pictures of blood and body parts and nothing but death in that same area [where they were confined].  We believe that our State Department is directly responsible…  I don’t know how many [of these 500 Christians] survived.  The State Department has blocked us every step of the way.  The State Department and the White House have been the biggest problem.  Everyone else, everyone else, has been working together, putting aside differences and trying to get these people to safety.  The State Department and the White House have blocked us every single step of the way.  In fact, an ambassador was called in Macedonia last night and told not to accept any of these people, as we were trying to get them off of the tarmac here, to keep the airport flowing, and getting these Christians out. We haven’t really been able to move anybody for about 12 hours.  Our mission is now changing greatly.  We have to send people into even greater danger to try to smuggle these Christians out, who are marked not just for death, but to be set on fire alive because they’re converted Christians.

Beck, it should be noted, is not exaggerating.  According to one recent report, “Taliban militants are even pulling people off public transport and killing them on the spot if they're Christians.”  Similarly, any Afghan caught with a Bible app on their phone is executed.  “How we survive daily only God knows,” a Christian Afghani said earlier this year on condition of anonymity.  “But we are tired of all the death around us.”

According to the World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted for their faith, Afghanistan is the worst Muslim nation in the world in which to be Christian. This is saying much, considering that nearly 80 percent of all persecution Christians experience around the globe is committed by Muslims and/or in the Islamic world. Afghanistan is, moreover, considered the second-worst nation in the entire world, just after North Korea:

It is impossible to live openly as a Christian in Afghanistan. Leaving Islam is considered shameful, and Christian converts face dire consequences if their new faith is discovered. Either they have to flee the country or they will be killed…. Afghanistan remains the second highest country on the World Watch List, and persecution is only very slightly less oppressive than in North Korea. The Islamic State group and the Taliban continue to have a strong, violent presence in Afghanistan, with the Taliban controlling large regions…. All Christians in Afghanistan are extremely vulnerable to persecution. Areas controlled by the Taliban are particularly oppressive, but there is no safe way to express any form of Christian faith in the country.

The above excerpt was published nine months ago—when a U.S.-supported government ran Afghanistan.  Since then, matters have only significantly worsened for Christians, now that the Taliban—whose views and modus operandi is similar to ISIS—has become the official master of Afghanistan.

Ironically, while Afghanistan was always bad for Christians, it became significantly worse in direct response to U.S. intervention Because in many non-Christian majority countries, Christians tend to be conflated with the West in general, and America in particular—based on the popular but erroneous belief in the Muslim world that the West and America are Christian—Afghan Christians were especially targeted after the 2001 U.S. invasion as a form of “collective punishment.”

Indeed, even Christians in neighboring Pakistan got attacked; according a 2011 report:

Life on any given day for Pakistani Christians is difficult. But members of Pakistan’s Christian community say now they’re being persecuted for U.S. drone attacks on Islamic militants hiding on the border with Afghanistan. The minority, which accounts for an estimated one percent of the country’s 170 million [mostly Muslim] population, says because its faith is strongly associated with America, it is targeted by Muslims.

“When America does a drone strike, they come and blame us,” explained one Christian. “They think we belong to America. It’s a simple mentality.”

On the other hand, because U.S. and Western leadership are very careful not to show interest in Christian minorities—a sentiment that goes hand in hand with Western acquiescence to Islamic sensibilities—they are more prone to turn a blind eye to the persecution of Christians than even some Muslim governments.

Worst of all, not only has the U.S. exacerbated and then totally ignored the plight of Christians in Afghanistan, it is now going out of its way to prevent others, as noted by Beck, from helping to evacuate Christians to other nations willing to accept them.

Beck, it should be noted, is not alone in his accusation: “I’ve heard similar reports,” said Senator Tom Cotton:

I know that our people on the ground inside the airport, both the Department of Defense and intelligence agents and our State Department officials are trying to move heaven and Earth to get people into the airport and out of the country, but the senior leadership at the State Department is a different kettle of fish.

At one point in his interview with Carlson, Beck mentioned two nations that were being cooperative in helping him rescue Christians—though he was anxious to add, “I don’t even want to say who they are, because I’m afraid our State Department will call them and threaten them!”

“I don't know why we have open borders and closed airports,” Beck concluded his interview. While it is easy for all sorts of illegals to cross over the porous US/Mexico border, “one group of people”— he said referring to persecuted Christians—is not even allowed to enter airports, and are abandoned to be “raped, exploited and crucified or set on fire by terrorists,” said Beck, before adding, “There seems to be a pattern with the Biden administration.”

In fact, this is a pattern begun by the Obama administration. Biden—who it bears recalling was for eight years Obama’s vice president—is merely continuing it.  Under Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency, the White House and State Department engaged in all sorts discriminatory measures against Christians, particularly during the refugee crisis that occurred during the rise of ISIS under Obama’s watch.

The Obama administration's discrimination against Christians was so obvious, in fact, that in late 2016, a federal appellate court filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, in which Judge Daniel expressed his “concern about the apparent lack of Syrian Christians as a part of immigrants from that country”:

Perhaps 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian, and yet less than one-half of one percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian.... To date, there has not been a good explanation for this perplexing discrepancy.

The numbers were even more perplexing when examined in full context. Although the U.S. government had acknowledged that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians in Syria due solely to their religious identity, it brought into the United States only those who by definition were not in any way being targeted by ISIS — Sunni Muslims, of whom ISIS, a Sunni organization, identifies with and does not attack. Despite these two all-important facts — and despite the fact that Sunnis were about 75% of Syria's population, and Christians about 10% — 99% of those brought to America were Sunni Muslims and under 0.5% were Christian.  As CNS news noted in 2016, “Record 499 Syrian Refugees Admitted to US So Far in May Includes No Christians.”

In other words, even if one were to operate under the assumption that refugee status should have been made available to all Syrians, regardless of who was and was not being persecuted, there should have been 20 times more Christians and about one-quarter fewer Sunnis granted refugee status under Obama.

This, of course, leads to another pattern established by Obama and continued by Biden: while preventing true victims of Islamic terror from escape or entry into the US, the Biden administration is granting refugee status to countless, un-vetted male Muslims from Afghanistan—not a few of whom share in the same worldview as ISIS and the Taliban.

CVS Tells Employees They’re Privilege Racists Who Need To Shut Up

CVS Tells Employees They’re Privileged Racists Who Need to Shut Up

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/cvs-tells-employees-theyre-privilege-racists-who-need-to-shut-up/;

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

Little did CVS’s customers know until this week that each time they paid for a prescription at the pharmacy, they also paid for hourly employees to get a dose of Critical Race Theory.

The latest on corporate America’s surrender to leftist propaganda, from City Journal’s Chris Rufo, said the gargantuan of drug-store chains inoculated employees with “antiracist” training to “deconstruct their ‘privilege.’”

Among the privileges CVS seeks to deconstruct are celebrating Christmas and having easy-to-pronounce names. Indeed, employees aren’t just “privileged.” They are racist, and trained to be so since birth, and therefore must learn to speak differently.

Yet the lesson in Rufo report goes beyond just revealing another outrage. It shows just how deeply leftist ideology has penetrated the boardrooms of major corporations. Average Americans buy their products, only to learn that corporate executives think their underpaid employees are privileged racists.

“Soaked” In Racism

Of course, the company turned to anti-white CRT peddler Ibram Kendi, “who told 25,000 CVS employees that ‘to be born in [the United States] is to literally have racist ideas rain on our head consistently and constantly,’” Rufo reported:

Kendi argued that Americans are “walking through society completely soaked in racist ideas,” including children as young as two to three years old. “Our kids are basically functioning on racist ideas, choosing who to play with based on the kid’s skin color,” Kendi said. The solution, in part, is to “diagnose” employees as “racist” in order to help them become “antiracist” and “stop hurting somebody else.”

But the hate program didn’t stop there.

It also included material on “intersectionality” with which employees are ordered “to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their ‘privilege.’”

“The training asked CVS employees to circle their identities — including race, gender, sexuality, and religion — and then reflect on their “privilege” during the discussion,” Rufo divulged:

Examples of privilege, according to a checklist, included “celebrat[ing] Christmas,” “hav[ing] a name that is easy to pronounce,” “feel[ing] safe in your neighborhood at night,” and “feel[ing] confident in my leadership style.”

Employees also had to learn not to use “‘problematic phrases,’ including ‘I’m colorblind,’ ‘I grew up poor,’ ‘peanut gallery,’ ‘I’m not racist,’ and ‘we must stand up for minorities’” because all those statements are racist in and of themselves and “could be seen as discrediting the experiences of Black people and their culture.”

Plutocrat Merlo

Even worse than the program might be the person who foisted on the captive workers.

The recently retired Merlo, Rufo observed, is another of the corporate plutocrats who calls hourly schlubs “privileged” as he rakes in tens of millions of dollars in salaries and benefits. He earned 618 times what the average CVS worker earned.

He “was called ‘the most obscenely overpaid CEO in America,’” Rufo wrote. Total annual compensation: $22 million. The average CVS employee earned $35,529.

Understandably, employees aren’t all that happy with the hate-whitey program. “I have worked at CVS a long time, and we have never had a problem with discrimination or division,” one told Rufo. “Quite the opposite: people of diverse backgrounds always have pulled together to solve complex problems.”

Though Merlo is gone, the company’s corporate bureaucrats are still forcing the toxic snake oil down the throats of employees. Those who object will face ““swift action against non-inclusive behaviors.”

Other Woke Companies

CVS’s employees are just the latest alienated workers who have turned to Rufo with insider documents.

Google tells its already-woke workforce that the United States is based upon a “system of white supremacy” and that Americans are “raised to be racist.” Google too sought Kendi’s anti-white opinions, which include that one is a racist, he says, is racist itself.

Raytheon, the defense contractor, has spread Kendi’s poison to its employees. They received detailed instructions on “What Not To Say to Your Black Colleagues Right Now.”

Raytheon even created “resource groups” to segregate employees. The collectives include “RayPride” for homosexuals, RayBen, the black employees' network, and other fringe groups for Asian, Hispanics, Indians, and women.

Whites, men, and Christians enjoy no such privilege at the company.

“Grateful” Refugee Plots to Bomb Pittsburgh Church

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/09/21/grateful-refugee-plots-to-bomb-pittsburgh-church-n1480437;

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

If one of those fabled white supremacist terrorists that Biden’s handlers keep telling us are the biggest terror threat in America today had been caught plotting to bomb a mosque, you can bet you would have heard about it. But the news Thursday that a Muslim named Mustafa Mousab Alowemer pleaded guilty to a jihad plot to bomb a Pittsburgh church, the Legacy International Worship Center, got little notice. That’s no surprise: the story doesn’t fit the narrative of either Biden’s handlers or the establishment media, which is that there is no significant jihad terror threat, and a much bigger problem is the “Islamophobia” of Trump’s bloodthirsty MAGA legions. Back in the real world, the guilty plea is a small reminder of what the real threat really is.

There is another reason why both the administration and the media would rather have this story go away, amid the chaos at the Southern border and just after the catastrophe in Afghanistan: Alowemer, 23, came to the United States from Syria as a refugee when he was 18. Yet he doesn’t exactly fit the image of a grateful refugee, eager to become a part of our glorious multicultural mosaic. He told investigators, according to the criminal complaint against him, that “his motivation to detonate a device at the Church was to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS sympathizers in the United States to join together and commit similar acts in the name of ISIS.” He added that he “also targeted the Church, which he described as Christian and Nigerian, in order to ‘take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria.’” Christians are suffering fierce persecution from Muslims in Nigeria, but as far as Alowemer was concerned, this meant only that they were infidels at war with Allah, and he thirsted for revenge.

The young jihadi wanted to maximize the casualty count. The Associated Press reported that Alowemer had “detailed plans” to bomb the church, including a particularly cruel touch: “Federal prosecutors said at the plea hearing that he talked about potentially planting a second explosive device, timing the detonation to coincide with when first responders would begin to arrive.”

The criminal complaint also inadvertently reveals the cluelessness of the FBI regarding the beliefs, motives, and goals of Islamic jihadists. It states:

In or around April 2018, the FBI identified a social networking account with display name “Mustafa Alowemer” as likely belonging to Alowemer. Notably, the “Intro” section of the social networking account included a phrase in Arabic text that an FBI linguist translated as “hoping to Allah that he dies in a way that does not require the traditional funeral cleansing and burial rituals.” This same FBI linguist interpreted this statement to mean that Alowemer wanted to die by being blown up, which would render traditional Islamic funeral rituals unnecessary or impossible.

Well, yes, but the FBI linguist seems to have omitted the key point: In a tradition, Muhammad ordered that the bodies of the martyrs are not to be washed, as the blood and gore with which they may be covered is attractive to the virgins of paradise. Alowemer didn’t necessarily have to be blown up, but simply to die in the process of killing infidels, as the Qur’an promises paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111). If Alowemer had succeeded in mounting his attack and the FBI was there expecting him to try to blow himself up, they could have been completely wrongfooted.

Related: Grateful Migrants in Pennsylvania Send Thousands of Dollars to ISIS

Anyway, Alowemer was forthright in this social media account about his desire to wage jihad. He wrote: “Indeed, I ask Allah to relief [sic] us and grant us Nafir,” that is, the ability to answer the call to wage jihad. He considered doing so outside the country, at one point asking: “If I want to do Nafir to Turkey and then to Syria or Iraq, do you know someone who can help me?” But ultimately he decided to stage his jihad right in the country that had welcomed him and showered benefits upon him to enable him to start a new life far from a war zone.

Now that Alowemer has pleaded guilty, will investigators go on to other cases, or will they try to determine where Mustafa Mousab Alowemer learned his understanding of Islam? Where did he get the idea that it would be a good idea to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State? Has his mosque been investigated? Why not?

And above all, will Biden’s handlers consider the implications of a young jihadi targeting Christians in the United States for murder after coming here as a refugee? Will they redouble their efforts to vet the Afghan evacuees and other refugees properly, and make new efforts to ensure that no jihadis will enter the country? Don’t be silly. That would be “Islamophobic.”

As America Has Become More Secular, It Has Become Less Free~Why freedom in America is threatened as never before.

BY DENNIS PRAGER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/09/america-has-become-more-secular-it-has-become-less-dennis-prager/;

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

Here is something any honest person must acknowledge: As America has become more secular, it has become less free.

Individuals can differ as to whether these two facts are correlated, but no honest person can deny they are facts.

It seems to me indisputable that they are correlated. To deny this, one would have to argue that it is merely coincidental that free speech, the greatest of all freedoms, is more seriously threatened than at any time in American history while a smaller-than-ever percentage of Americans believe in God or regularly attend church.

The United States became the freest country in the world, the sweet land of liberty, the recipient of the Statue of Liberty, the country whose flag freedom fighters around the world have often waved. This freedom was rooted in the deeply religious nature of its founding ideals. America was founded by God-centered individuals to be a God-centered country. The claims that America's founders were mostly deists and that America was founded to be a godless secular society are not true.

Some of the Founders were not orthodox Christians, i.e., they did not believe in the Christian Trinity or in the divinity of Christ. But none of them were deists (with the possible exception of Jefferson). Deists believed in a creator God who was not only uninvolved with his creations, but he also did not even know them, let alone care about them. After creating the world, the deists' God abandoned it. The deists' God was Aristotle's "unmoved mover."

Every major Founder (again, with the possible exception of Jefferson) believed in the God of the Bible who heard prayer, acted in history, judged people in the hereafter, demanded ethical behavior, and without Whom morality did not objectively exist. Most importantly, they all believed that in order for a functioning democratic republic not to descend into tyranny, it was necessary to link freedom with God.

Whatever Jefferson's view of God was, he was as influenced by the Bible as every other Founder. He and Benjamin Franklin proposed that the great seal of the United States depict Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt: Moses raising his rod to divide the sea; Pharaoh, in his chariot, overwhelmed by the waters; and the divine pillar of fire that led the Israelites by night. The seal's proposed motto: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." Jefferson and Franklin believed that freedom and obedience to God were synonymous. No God, no freedom.

The Founders linked freedom inextricably to God. That is why the inscription on the Liberty Bell is from the Bible: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof." The verse comes from Leviticus, the third book of the Bible. The Founders knew their Bible. The present adult generation of Americans is more ignorant of the Bible than any in American history. And most young people know even less. I suspect that most students at Harvard could not identify Leviticus, let alone cite any of its verses.

The bell was named "the Liberty Bell" by the abolitionists. Their opposition to slavery was based entirely on the Bible. Their motivating principle, "All men are created equal," came from the Bible. They did not get it from the ancient Greeks, who would have scoffed at such a notion.

Freedom permeates the Old Testament: The Bible begins with the story of Adam and Eve, a story about man's assertion of his God-given freedom ... freedom even to disobey God. The primary story of the Old Testament is the Exodus, a story about God liberating slaves.

For the Founders, the most obvious reason freedom was dependent on faith in God was that only if God is regarded as the source of freedom could men not rightfully take it away. If men are the source of freedom, men can rightfully retract it. This is precisely what is happening today. Freedom is being destroyed primarily by those who scorn the idea that freedom comes from God.

The rule that the end of religion means the end of freedom does not mean that secularism would not be a welcome replacement for totalitarian theocracies such as Iran. But eventually that, too — a secular Iran — would lead to tyranny. Wherever God is delinked from freedom, freedom ultimately withers. When Christianity died in Europe, it was replaced by fascism, Nazism, and communism.

Freedom is central to the Bible. This is especially apparent in America, which until now has linked its unparalleled commitment to freedom to God and the Bible. But freedom is peripheral to leftism. That is why freedom in America is threatened as never before: The foundations upon which freedom rests — God, the Bible, Judeo-Christian values — are threatened as never before.

Every American coin bears two inscriptions: "In God We Trust" and "Liberty." Every generation of Americans prior to the 1960s understood why. Most Americans today, including secular conservatives, do not.

Commentary: Has Beth Moore Inadvertently Become a Proponent of Critical Race Theory (CRT)?

SEE: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2021/newsletter20210923.htm;

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

The CRT lie is that every white person is inherently racist (whether they know it or not) [and in] a “perpetual state of guilt and apology to people of color. . . . It doesn’t matter if they never felt or acted as if they were superior to others because they were white; they are white, and therefore, according to CRT, they are racist.”

By L. Sharp

Beth Moore Background

Beth Moore has been moving away from the Bible for a while now. Lighthouse Trails has documented over the years her becoming a proponent of contemplative prayer, “emergent” doctrine, and ecumenism (most notably with Roman Catholicism).

See link: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?s=beth+moore

Beth Moore publicly announced on March 9, 2021 that she was “no longer a Southern Baptist”

See link: https://religionnews.com/2021/03/09/bible-teacher-beth-moore-ends-partnership-with-lifeway-i-am-no-longer-a-southern-baptist/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInIm4-fSL8gIVwj2tBh0Sewj5EAAYASAAEgLqNvD_BwE

Recently, on Twitter (July 21, 2021), she decided to vent her frustrations, specifically aimed at the fact 6 Southern Baptist Seminary Presidents had signed a statement in Nov. 2020, declaring that Critical Race Theory (CRT) was “incompatible with the Baptist Faith & Message”.

This Nov. 2020 statement was a shift from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) 2019 statement calling CRT “insufficient to diagnose and redress the root causes” of societal ills, but could be used as an “analytical tool to aid.” Perhaps her criticism of the SBC has escalated, after the more recent June 2021 SBC Convention, where the SBC shifted very clearly toward non-support of CRT.

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BACKGROUND OF SBC’s (Southern Baptist Convention) shifting statements regarding CRT
I thought it would be helpful to give you a background of SBC’s statements the last 3 years regarding CRT.

1) 2019 Statement:

In June 2019, the SBC affirmed the following regarding CRT:
WHEREAS, Critical race theory and intersectionality alone are insufficient [emphasis mine] to diagnose and redress the root causes of the social ills that they identify, which result from sin, yet these analytical tools can aid [emphasis mine] in evaluating a variety of human experiences;

see link:
https://www.sbc.net/resource-library/resolutions/on-critical-race-theory-and-intersectionality/

2) No 2020 Statement:

No SBC Meeting June 2020 (b/c of COVID-19)

3) 2021 Statement:

In June 2021, the SBC affirmed the following regarding “race and racial reconciliation” in the passing of Resolution #2:

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, June 15–16, 2021, affirm the sufficiency of Scripture on race and racial reconciliation; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we reaffirm our agreement with historic, biblically-faithful Southern Baptist condemnations of racism in all forms; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we reject any theory or worldview that finds the ultimate identity of human beings in ethnicity or in any other group dynamic [emphasis mine]; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we reject any theory or worldview that sees the primary problem of humanity as anything other than sin against God and the ultimate solution as anything other than redemption found only in Christ; and be it further

RESOLVED, We, therefore, reject any theory or worldview that denies that racism, oppression, or discrimination is rooted, ultimately, in anything other than sin; and be it further

RESOLVED, That, understanding we live in a fallen world, we reaffirm the 1995 Resolution On Racial Reconciliation On The 150th Anniversary Of The Southern Baptist Convention, which includes, “That we apologize to all African-Americans for condoning and/or perpetuating individual and systemic racism in our lifetime; and we genuinely repent of racism of which we have been guilty, whether consciously (Psalm 19:13) or unconsciously (Leviticus 4:27),” applying this disposition to every instance of racism; [emphasis mine]

see link:
https://www.sbc.net/resource-library/resolutions/on-the-sufficiency-of-scripture-for-race-and-racial-reconciliation/

4) Statement Beth Moore tweeted about:

On Nov.30, 2020 this statement was adopted by the Council of Seminary Presidents of the SBC:

“On this twentieth anniversary year of the Baptist Faith & Message (as revised and adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000), the Council of Seminary Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in its annual session, hereby reaffirms with eagerness the Baptist Faith & Message as the doctrinal statement that unites and defines Southern Baptist cooperation and establishes the confessional unity of our Convention. Our six seminaries are confessional institutions, standing together in this classic statement of biblical truth. All professors must agree to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the Baptist Faith & Message. This is our sacred commitment and privilege, and every individual faculty member and trustee of our institutions shares this commitment. We are thankful for the theological commitments of the Southern Baptist Convention, standing against the tide of theological compromise and in the face of an increasingly hostile secular culture.

In light of current conversations in the Southern Baptist Convention, we stand together on historic Southern Baptist condemnations of racism in any form and we also declare that affirmation of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and any version of Critical Theory is incompatible with the Baptist Faith & Message.” [emphasis mine]

see these 3 links:
https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/seminary-presidents-reaffirm-bfm-declare-crt-incompatible/

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/01/southern-baptist-seminary-presidents-nix-critical-race-theory/

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/december/southern-baptist-critical-race-theory-debate-crt-seminary-s.html

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BETH MOORE’S July 21, 2021 Tweet in response to above Nov.30, 2020 SBC Seminary Presidents’ statement—

Here is Beth Moore’s tweet in full:

“I hope to write calmly and clearly this AM. In my estimation, the handwriting was on the wall that this witch-hunt was tragically inevitable when the 6 SBC seminary presidents signed the statement declaring CRT incompatible with the Baptist Faith & Message BECAUSE 1) It wasn’t made clear to many what qualifies as CRT & what does NOT. 2) Many people aren’t going to do the homework on how to differentiate between CRT & BIBLICAL priorities of justice & BIBLICAL mandates against injustice. If you don’t think God frowns on injustices committed or blessed by people who claim to belong to him, you simply aren’t reading your Bible. I don’t have to be a seminary president to suggest reading the prophets if you want to know what kind of hell there can be to pay, when we, the people of God, deal unjustly or stand by silently in its midst. 3) Because of 1 & 2, the moment someone preaches, teaches or speaks against racism or injustice, many church congregations, Christian organizations, students & faculty members of Christian universities & seminaries are now primed to see devils behind every bush and holler “CRT!!”

"I beg you to hear me here: godly people are losing their jobs and WILL lose their jobs by the hundreds over this witch hunt for simply teaching Biblical righteousness. They are no more proponents of CRT than they are horned toads. I am not a proponent of CRT but I will not for one-second relent on stating the obvious fact that systemic injustice thrives in America. You have to have a blindfold on not to see it. Believing there is such a thing as systemic injustice does not equal CRT. Brothers and sisters, we are spreading lies and it is harmful and sinful. And there is no lie as binding as the one we are willing to tell ourselves in order to protect our positions and power structures. When the church is driven by fear and lies rather than by love & truth, it may be some kind of church, but it is not Christ’s. I write in lay-person terms.

"I’m not an academic. I’m a Bible studying Jesus freak who loves the church. I’ll inevitably have said some of this poorly. I require a lot of grace and I ask you to look to the heart of it and test the spirit. I have written these things in love and deep concern.”

Here is her July 21, 2021 Twitter thread documenting the above Tweet–
https://twitter.com/BethMooreLPM/status/1417848740770197507

MY COMMENTS:

Regarding Beth Moore

1) It is not surprising that Beth Moore is angry towards SBC and their move away from support for CRT. She left SBC, so now she can freely criticize unfiltered. But, why is Beth Moore so angry at these “witch-hunter” SBC Seminary Presidents? Her anger against SBC and their recent stand of non-support of CRT, reveals her lack of understanding of CRT, and her lack of biblical discernment.

2) Lighthouse Trails explains CRT well. So, we don’t have to be confused about what it is all about.

The Lighthouse Trails booklet “Critical Race Theory” points out, on p.6:

Critical Race Theory, which was birthed in the 1980s by lawyers and social activists, has to do with seeing people from a critical perspective as belonging to specific identity groups (e.g. whites, blacks, lesbians, feminists, genders) whereby each group is categorized as either “oppressor” or “oppressed.” It is the creation of “cultural Marxism” wherein the two categories are pitted against the complete overturning of the present system.

Also, on p.7 the booklet goes on to say:

Critical Race theorists believe in institutional (or systemic) racism; that is, racism is so integrated into our American society that “the systems in place [e.g.,capitalism] . . . create and maintain racial inequality in nearly every facet of life for people of color.” Furthermore, they say that all white people, whether they think, talk, or act like it or not, are racist because they are privy to “white privilege” and should therefore be in a perpetual state of guilt and apology to people of color. . . . It doesn’t matter if they never felt or acted as if they were superior to others because they were white; they are white, and therefore, according to CRT, they are racist.

3) Beth Moore complained about the Nov.2020 SBC Seminary Presidents’ statement of CRT being “incompatible” with the Baptist Faith and Message.  She calls this the beginning of their “witch-hunt.” Merriam-Webster’s online definition of “witch-hunt” is: the searching out and deliberate harassment of those (such as political opponents) with unpopular views (see link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witch%20hunt)

Is the SBC on a “witch-hunt”? If so, against whom? “Godly” people who support CRT (Critical Race Theory)? In her tweet, Moore basically “warns” the SBC seminary presidents by saying: “I don’t have to be a seminary president to suggest reading the prophets if you want to know what kind of hell there can be to pay, when we, the people of God, deal unjustly or stand by silently in its midst.”

It appears that Beth Moore is accusing the SBC Seminary Presidents of “dealing unjustly” or “standing by silently in the midst” (midst of what? so-called “systemic injustice”?). And, according to Beth Moore, she accuses those men of not reading the prophets properly, because if they did, they would know “what kind of hell there can be to pay” for people like “them.”

Who are people like “them”? Does Beth Moore’s stereotyping of the SBC Seminary Presidents as “them” sound like divisive talk, pitting one group against another? For a self-proclaimed non-proponent of CRT, Beth Moore paints the SBC Seminary Presidents as “them” (the anti-CRT folks), and herself (along with “godly people”) as “us” (who see systemic injustice everywhere).

CRT is an anti-gospel/unbiblical worldview

What Beth Moore does not realize is that CRT, at its core, is an anti-gospel worldview. Why?

  1. CRT is a secular worldview, so it is inherently an anti-gospel/unbiblical worldview.
  2. CRT’s view of sin, humanity and redemption is anti-gospel.  
  3. Sin: According to CRT, humanity’s original sin is “racism”. According to the Bible, man’s original sin is disobedience to God’s command (Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden). See Genesis 3.
  4. Humanity: According to CRT, humanity is ever trying to “better” itself. According to the Bible, humanity (individual people), can never “better” itself. Each person, because of his or her sin, can only turn to God, acknowledging his or her sin and disobedience against Him, and then God alone can restore God’s image in him or her. This is not becoming “better,” but becoming the man or woman God has created him or her to be (according to the Bible and its standard, not humanity’s standards). See Jer.17:9; Psalm 51:5; 1 John 1:10; Romans 3:23; 5:12,19; Eph.2:1-2.
  5. Redemption: According to CRT, there is no redemption. According to the Bible, there is individual, personal redemption in the cross of Jesus Christ. There is individual forgiveness and reconciliation with God (and with each other), through the death and resurrection (and shed blood) of Jesus Christ. God can redeem, and there is hope in His Son Jesus Christ alone and in believing the gospel. See Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7; Heb. 9:14.

More specifically, according to CRT, there are only two groups of people: the oppressor and the oppressed; the victimizer and the victim; the haves and have-nots; the “us” and “them.” But, there is no redemption. There is no forgiveness. There is no reconciliation. There is no end to the “penance.”  The sin is not biblical sin (Romans 3:23), but the sin is “racism.”

The only solution offered by CRT is for the “oppressors” (whites) to pay perpetual “penance” for their “sin” of racism, whether conscious or unconscious, known or unknown.  CRT is an anti-gospel/unbiblical worldview that offers no hope of healing, restoration, or reconciliation (between one another, or with God).

Whether or not you agree with the SBC Seminary Presidents’ most recent statement (of Nov. 2020), they were making a statement of their stance regarding CRT. Did this statement of their beliefs start a “witch-hunt” (as Beth Moore alleges)? Even if that were true, who exactly were the SBC Seminary Presidents searching out and deliberately harassing?

Beth Moore and CRT
Beth Moore seems to be a proponent of CRT (based on her July 21, 2021 tweet), whether she knows it or not. Who is she defending? People of color? “Godly people” who are not opposed to CRT? She already is feeling guilty for America’s “systemic injustice.”  Look at the language in her tweet. She says:

I am not a proponent of CRT but I will not for one second relent on stating the obvious fact that systemic    injustice thrives in America. You have to have a blindfold on not to see it. Believing there is such a thing as systemic injustice does not equal CRT. Brothers and sisters we are spreading lies and it is harmful and sinful. And there is no lie as binding as the one we are willing to tell ourselves in order to protect our positions and power structures. When the church is driven by fear and lies rather than by love & truth, it may be some kind of church, but it is not Christ’s. I write in lay-person terms.

The most concerning statement in her tweet was her insinuation that anyone who does not support CRT is somehow “spreading lies” that are harmful and sinful. And she is accusing such Christians as telling lies, “in order to protect our positions and power structures.”  Sounds like CRT language to me.

She states unequivocally, that it is an “obvious fact that systemic injustice thrives in America. You have to have a blindfold on not to see it.” I agree that this is not necessarily “equal to CRT,” but it is a red flag that she is being influenced by CRT. CRT includes the pre-conceived generalized assumption that “systemic injustice” is already an inherent, structural, societal problem, and categorizes people of color as the “oppressed”, and whites as the “oppressor.” One of the basic assumptions of CRT is a blind belief that “systemic injustice” in whatever form (racism, oppression towards poor, etc.) does exist in society, period. The word “systemic” is used by CRT proponents to indoctrinate people into believing that all social structures and systems in America, are, at their core, full of injustice.

Again, Beth Moore appears to be a proponent of CRT, but doesn’t realize it . . .

What About SBC?

The SBC’s most current statements regarding “race and racial reconciliation” and CRT reveal they still are believing the basic lie of CRT: specifically, they are still “repenting” and apologizing for their history of racism, whether it was conscious or unconscious, aware or unaware. The CRT lie is that every white person is inherently racist (whether they know it or not). The Lighthouse Trails booklet “Critical Race Theory” on p.7, describes this as a “perpetual state of guilt and apology to people of color. . . . It doesn’t matter if they never felt or acted as if they were superior to others because they were white; they are white, and therefore, according to CRT, they are racist.”

Final Comments

Let’s pray that CRT gets exposed as a secular, and thus anti-gospel/unbiblical, worldview.  Let’s pray that those who loyally follow Beth Moore and/or SBC have their eyes opened to CRT as a demonic deception, leading believers down a dark path.

Colossians 2:8: Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

No Room in Joe Biden’s America for Persecuted Christian Refugees

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/09/21/no-room-in-joe-bidens-america-for-persecuted-christian-refugees-n1480277

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

The Biden administration announced that beginning with the new fiscal year on October 1, the U.S. will raise its refugee admissions to 125,000.

It’s a goal that the Biden administration had established as far back as April, as the president seeks to overturn another Trump-era immigration policy. But is Biden reversing the policy because it was Trump’s?

The plight of refugees around the world has gotten worse over the past year. Their numbers have increased due largely to war and man-made famines. Coupled with the pandemic, the wisdom of allowing so many unvaccinated people into the United States needs to be questioned.

In FY 2021, the U.S. admitted a record low of 15,000 refugees because of the pandemic. When Biden took office, he immediately raised that number to more than 60,000. Now he’s more than doubled it in 2022.

Associated Press:

In setting the target, the administration said it would focus on several key groups, including Central Americans, Afghans at risk due to their affiliation with the United States, LGBQT refugees and members of the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group who are the targets of Chinese government campaign to eradicate their culture.

But not Christians in the Middle East. There used to be more than 1.5 million Christians in Iraq at the turn of the century. Now, just several hundred thousand remain — victims of religious oppression. By any yardstick, Christians in the Middle East are the victims of genocide.

Related: Taliban Find a Way to Win Over the Left: Hunting Down Christians

Syrian, Egyptian, and Iranian Christians have also been targets of systematic persecution. But there’s no room in Joe Biden’s America for them.

“I applaud the Biden Administration for setting a target of 125,000 refugee admissions in the next fiscal year—a target my colleagues and I have been advocating for since April,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. “And while I’m disappointed in the projected number of refugees to be admitted this fiscal year, I acknowledge the challenges the Biden Administration inherited with the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program due to the anti-immigrant actions of the previous Administration.”

Who are the lucky 125,000 who will be allowed into the U.S? According to the Washington Post, several groups will receive consideration.

According to a report released Monday by the State Department in conjunction with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, the cap for fiscal 2022 is expected to include 40,000 refugees from Africa, 35,000 from the Near East/South Asia, 15,000 from East Asia, 15,000 from Latin America/the Caribbean, and 10,000 from Europe/Central Asia.

An additional 10,000 belong to an unallocated reserve, according to the report.

The report says there will be “increased resettlement of LGBTQI+ refugees; priority access for at-risk Uyghurs, Hong Kong refugees, and Burmese dissidents; and resettlement of Burmese Rohingya.”

All those groups are deserving of American protection. But the question lingers: Why aren’t Christians residing in Muslim lands deserving of the same protection? Why does the U.S. have trouble even recognizing their persecution?

Muslims are very touchy about accusations of persecuting Christians. By their lights, they are very tolerant of other religions.

Indeed, “official” persecution is nearly unheard of. The church burnings, the murder of priests and clergy — these crimes are committed by local fanatics and tolerated by the Muslim majority. The persecution comes when authorities turn a blind eye to the violence — or subtly encourage it. This allows governments to claim they allow religious freedom while perpetrating a genocide.

The Vatican is very vocal about the persecution of people for their religious faith but is always careful to include Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists in their pleas for tolerance. The seat of Christianity can’t be bothered protecting their own brothers and sisters in Christ.

Christian Medical Professionals Sue New York Over Vaccine Mandate That Allows No Religious Opt-out

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/christian-medical-professionals-sue-new-york-over-vaccine-mandate-that-allows-no-religious-opt-out/;

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Seventeen medical health professionals have filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York to halt enforcement of the state’s draconian vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. This vaccine mandate, the plaintiffs argue, attempts to invalidate legal protections for sincerely held religious beliefs.

According to the September 13 Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction, the state’s vaccine mandate puts medical professionals who were praised for their works not so long ago “at risk of professional destruction, loss of livelihood and reduction to second-class citizenship because they cannot in conscience, given their sincere religious beliefs, consent to be injected with vaccines that were tested, developed or produced with cell lines derived from the bodies of aborted babies.”

On August 16, New York then-Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that staff at hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities will be required to get their first dose of COVID jab by September 27 or face termination. The actual order, issued by the Department of Health for the State of New York, allowed for the “limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons.” It stated:

Covered entities shall grant a religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccination for covered personnel if they hold a genuine and sincere religious belief contrary to the practice of immunization, subject to a reasonable accommodation by the employer. Covered entities shall document such exemptions and such reasonable accommodations in personnel records or other appropriate records in accordance with applicable privacy laws by September 27, 2021, and continuously, as needed, thereafter.

However, on August 26, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) board approved an implementation of emergency authorization of a vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers in the state, while also removing the planned religious exemption as an alternative to inoculation. Vanessa Murphy, a DOH attorney, argued the department is “not constitutionally required to provide a religious exemption,” while adding, “You see that with the Measles and the Mumps requirement for health care workers.”

Some of the medical professionals disagreed. According to the Complaint filed against Governor Kathy Hochul, commissioner of the N.Y. Department of Health Howard Zucker, and N.Y. Attorney General Letita James, the measure violates protections provided under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New York State’s Human Rights Law, the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and the First and Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The plaintiffs also argue that on June 25, 2021, the declaration of a “State disaster emergency” connected to COVID-19 in the state of New York was rescinded, along with all the executive orders that followed it. Therefore, COVID was no longer a public health emergency, and no more “emergency” orders could be issued. Still, the suit states, Health Commissioner Zucker, and Cuomo’s successor (Governor Hochul) “continue to behave as if the ‘disaster emergency’ had never ended — and never will end” and prepare to enforce COVID “emergency” regulation, or a vaccine mandate.

Further, the plaintiffs point to the wording of the order, which requires healthcare institutions to “continuously require personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” suggesting the workers must receive as many booster shots as they are ordered to be considered “fully vaccinated.”

The suit presents evidence that all three vaccines authorized for use in the United States employ fetal cell lines derived from procured abortion in the testing, development, and/or production of the vaccines. And it specifies a number of sincere religious beliefs concerning abortion-connected vaccines. Among them:

a) The plaintiffs oppose abortion under any circumstances, as they believe that abortion is the intrinsically evil killing of an innocent, and thus they also oppose the use of abortion-derived fetal cell lines for medical purposes and abortion derived fetal stem cell research.

b) It would be a violation of their deeply held religious beliefs and moral consciences to take any of the available COVID-19 vaccines given their use of abortion-derived fetal cell lines in testing, development, or production.

c) By receiving one of the COVID vaccines currently available, all of which are abortion-connected, they believe they would be cooperating with the evil of abortion in a manner that violates their consciences and that they would sin gravely if they acted against their consciences by taking any of these vaccines.

The suit specifies that even though the plaintiffs are not against all vaccines, they believe it is absolutely unacceptable for the civil authorities to force anyone to be medicated or vaccinated against his or her will, whether or not the therapeutics is abortion-connected.

Attorney Christopher Ferrara of The Thomas More Society, which is representing the healthcare workers in the case, said that “what New York is attempting to do is slam shut an escape hatch from an unconstitutional vaccine mandate,” while being aware of the large number of workers who have religious objections to getting COVID jabs — as many as 20 percent of the workers, per the complaint.

Last Friday, a conservative Christian legal organization Liberty Counsel filed a similar lawsuit against officials in New York for the same reason. 

Meanwhile, the mandate is already causing a disruption in the healthcare services in New York. Last week, Lewis County General Hospital in New York announced it can no longer maintain a maternity ward due to the staff resignations over the vaccine mandate. The understaffing becomes an issue in other healthcare facilities as well. The state’s top officials are yet to address the mounting issue that threatens to undermine a normal functioning of the Empire State’s healthcare system.

Religious Exemption From Vaccine Mandate Under Threat

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/09/05/religious-exemption-from-vaccine-mandate-under-threat-n1476172;

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There’s a legal threshold that religious people must achieve in order to be exempted from a vaccine, or any other mandate by the government. It’s the “sincerely held belief” threshold and government and public health officials are preparing to challenge that by basically saying that those people who invoke the “sincerely held belief” standard are lying.

Others believe that there is danger in stretching the meaning of a religious exemption by not questioning those who seek to use it.

Admittedly, the standard is vague. But in addition to a reasonable definition of “sincerely held,” most supporters of the exemption think that abusing the standard to make a political anti-vax statement would be unethical and immoral.

NBC News:

Thomas Berg, a self-described “strong supporter of religious exemptions” and a religious liberty advocate who teaches law at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, said he believes that there is a strong case to deny many of the religious claims and to test religious sincerity.

“In cases where you’ve got a lot of potential insincere claims — and I think there’s evidence that is what’s happening here in which people are raising religious objections when they’re motivated by fear of the vaccine or political opposition to it — testing sincerity makes sense,” he said. “We have to test sincerity or else we have to accept them all or deny them all, so I think the courts will provide room for testing that.”

We know that none of our rights are absolute, that there are limits to even our most sacred rights. But who gets to create the religious exemption “test”? It should be a matter of grave concern because no major religion has a moral objection to vaccines and some religious leaders, including Pope Francis, say a vaccine is “the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.”

But for some pro-life advocates, it’s also about how the vaccines were reportedly manufactured and tested.

The Christian argument for religious exemptions follows two tracks typically: first, that the vaccine shots at some point in their production used aborted fetal cell lines. The second argument cites a Bible verse that claims that the human body is God’s temple of the Holy Spirit and argues that for that reason receiving the vaccine would be a sin.

Johnson & Johnson did use a replicated fetal cell line in the production of its vaccine, but Pfizer and Moderna did not. They did, however, use replicated fetal cell lines to test the effectiveness of their vaccine. Those cell lines, however, were isolated from two fetuses in 1973 and 1985 and then replicated numerous times over the ensuing decades. They are commonly used in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to test and create medications.

The fetal cell argument is categorically rejected by some. “There’s a lot more drugs, vaccines and medicines you should not be taking and protesting if you’re really worried about these fetal cells being used,” said Arthur Caplan, a bioethics professor at New York University. “I don’t think most of this is sincere. I think it’s just a way to get out of having to take a vaccine.”

Of course, it doesn’t matter what the “ethics” professor “thinks.” What matters is what a defendant can prove. And since the average person has no idea how his drugs, vaccines, or other medicines are manufactured and tested, the notion that vaccine objectors are lying because they don’t object to how their medicines are manufactured and they just want to get out of taking a vaccine is ludicrous.

It’s an uphill battle to win an exemption from a vaccine mandate on all but very narrow medical grounds. But those on the left, who never miss an opportunity to stick it to religious people, would better serve their cause by not fighting the exemptions. The number of people who file will be very small and by not fighting against a religious exemption, the impression is left that the vaccine mandate isn’t really coercive.

Mandates are self-defeating and cause unnecessary division. It would be much more efficacious to simply keep encouraging people to get vaccinated and leave the moral judgments out of it.

Taliban soldiers going door-to-door executing people, ‘they haven’t stopped killing’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/taliban-soldiers-going-door-to-door-executing-people-they-havent-stopped-killing;

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Jihad Watch reported early on in the Taliban takeover that they were going door-to-door, forcibly marrying girls as young as 12, and forcing them into sex slavery.

According to a former Afghan special forces soldier, the brutality hasn’t stopped. He stated that “since the Taliban have come to power they haven’t stopped killing.” Nevertheless, many nations have held meetings with the Taliban, thus legitimizing them.

The lying words of the Taliban have been cunning. A Taliban spokesman “promised the Taliban is ‘committed to the rights of women within the framework of Sharia’ law, and even committed to a ‘free and independent media.’” There are no rights for women and disbelievers “within the framework of Sharia law,” no matter how extensive the lies of Sharia proponents are. Anywhere the Sharia is established, barbarism follows.

The door-to-door executions by the Taliban are an integral part of the establishment of strict Sharia in Afghanistan.

“Taliban soldiers are reportedly going door-to-door and executing people – ‘They haven’t stopped killing,'” by James Morris, Yahoo News UK, September 1, 2021:

After the Taliban seized Afghanistan last month, the militant group made a point of issuing conciliatory words.

On 17 August, spokesman Suhail Shaheen spoke of a “new chapter” in the country, and a desire to provide its people with “prosperous lives”.

Later that day, another Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed at a press conference that anyone who “fought against us” – as well as the interpreters and contractors who supported Allied efforts over the past 20 years – would be pardoned.

He promised the Taliban is “committed to the rights of women within the framework of Sharia” law, and even committed to a “free and independent media”.

Two weeks on, worrying reports are already emerging about the Taliban’s brutal rule in Afghanistan.

A former Afghan special forces soldier claimed to the BBC on Tuesday that 15 of his colleagues have already been killed, forcing him and his family into hiding.

“Since the Taliban have come to power they haven’t stopped killing,” he was quoted as saying….

The Daily Mail has reported that armed Taliban soldiers are going door-to-door in search of the “traitors” who helped the British….

The West’s departure from Afghanistan, confirmed last week when US president Joe Biden refused to extend his 31 August evacuation deadline, was put into stark perspective on Tuesday when Fox News reported a US official as saying the Taliban was carrying out door-to-door executions within hours of Biden’s withdrawal….

Jim DeMint: Decline of Judeo-Christian values has led to the ‘death of truth’

Rumble — Jim DeMint, the chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute and a former senator, said the death of truth is now evident throughout American culture. One America's John Hines has more from Washington.

Biden Administration Actively Working to Keep Americans, Allies, Afghan Christians Stranded

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-admin-actively-working-to-keep-americans-allies-afghan-christians-stranded/;

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With the United States now officially out of Afghanistan, a large number of Americans and Afghan Christians have been left for the Taliban to terrorize and likely kill. And the Biden administration appears determined to make sure those abandoned Americans and Afghan Christians stay stranded. Multiple reports claim that the administration has made it difficult — if not impossible — for private companies and organizations to rescue them.

The situation in Afghanistan is bad and would have been so even if Biden’s exit strategy did not resemble pulling the fire alarm in a crowded theater. While it is true that the war in Afghanistan was unconstitutional from the beginning (since it lacked a congressional declaration of war), that fact is 20 years old and 20 years out of date. By acting as an empire and doing the work of “nation-building,” the United States created a responsibility. To abandon the people in Afghanistan who helped the United States over the past 20 years is simply wrong. It sounds too much like, “Thanks for your help and good luck suckers.”

The number of Americans abandoned to the mercilessness of the Taliban is unknown because various departments of the U.S. government offer differing numbers, ranging from a hundred or so to thousands. It almost seems as if these “estimates” are naked guesses as the left-hand doesn’t know what the other left hand is doing.

And despite promises from Joe Biden that the United States would not leave until the last American was out of the country, the last U.S. plane that is not currently in the hands of the Taliban left Afghanistan Tuesday without that unknown number of Americans. The rescue of those Americans and Afghan Christians now falls to the private sector. And that is where the Biden administration continues to show its true colors because those attempting to rescue them say they are finding the Biden regime working to stop those rescues.

Among those making that claim is conservative commentator Glenn Beck. On August 26 — a week before the August 31 deadline for completing the withdrawal from Afghanistan — Beck told Tucker Carlson of Fox News that the Biden administration was blocking the efforts of the Nazarene Fund to rescue Afghan Christians who are in danger of being “burned alive or crucified” by the Taliban. Beck has helped the Nazarene Fund fly 5,100 Christians and other refugees out of Afghanistan since it fell to the Taliban earlier this month. But he told Carlson that shortly before a deadly bombing outside the airport on August 26, the group had 500 Afghan Christians inside the airport and ready to board a plane when they were ordered back outside the gates by officials. Beck said he feared many of them may have been among the victims of the bombing that happened a short while later.

Beck said the efforts of the Nazarene Fund to exfiltrate persecuted Christians have been made more difficult by the actions of the Biden administration. “The State Department and the White House have been the biggest problem,” Beck said. He also said, “The State Department has blocked us every step of the way,” and blamed the State Department for the deaths of any of those Christians killed in the August 26 bombing, saying, “We believe that our State Department is directly responsible for what we believe were some of these people.” He added, “I don’t know how many survived.”

The Nazarene Fund is not the only private-sector group working to get people out of Afghanistan. Other such groups include Ark Salus, the Pineapple Task Force, and Blackwater founder Erik Prince. And while Prince is a bit of a shady character as the founder of a “Private Military Company” (read: mercenary outfit) who made millions for playing his part in the racket that is war, he has a tale to tell that confirms Beck’s account.

Prince was a guest on The War Room with Steve Bannon on Monday. He and his team are working to get Americans and Afghan allies out of Afghanistan, and he told Bannon that the Biden regime is actively working to prevent him from rescuing the people the administration left behind. Prince said, “They are telling governments in the area not to cooperate with these private organizations.” He said, “It’s the opposite of Dunkirk,” and added, “It’s wrong. It’s the opposite of what this nation was built on.”

Of course, Prince is precisely double-dipping — having made untold millions in the war in Afghanistan, it is reported that he is now charging $6,500 a head for a plane ride out of the hellhole where he made those millions. But his point that the Biden administration is actively working to keep him from getting those people out of that hellhole is a point that stands on its own.

His claim that the Biden administration is “telling governments in the area not to cooperate with these private organizations” appears to fit Beck’s claim that officials ordered Afghan Christians back outside the gates instead of allowing them to board a plane to somewhere safer.

The United States spent 20 years, hundreds of billions of dollars, and thousands of American lives in a war in Afghanistan partly to keep the Taliban at bay. Biden’s cut-loose-and-run exit strategy has created a situation where the Taliban is not only now in control of Afghanistan but also has $85 billion in U.S. military equipment with which to execute their reign of terror. And to top it all off, the Biden administration is deliberately working to make sure that Americans, U.S. allies, and Afghan Christians are left to die under that reign of terror.

California, LA County Pays $800,000 to Grace Community Church Over COVID Lawsuit

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/california-la-county-pay-800k-to-grace-community-church-over-covid-lawsuit/;

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

The statement from Los Angeles County’s attorneys announcing its settlement with Pastor John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church said nothing about the underlying issues. It only said it was withdrawing from the field of battle and paying MacArthur’s church $800,000 to please go away:

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled [in February] that some public health safety measures could not apply to houses of worship, resolving this litigation is the responsible and appropriate thing to do.

When elders of Grace decided in July 2020 to reopen their church for indoor worship, they knew it would rouse the ire of LA County health officials who had banned such worship, using COVID as cover for their illegal and unconstitutional mandates. They prepared for the battle, issuing a statement that said:

While civil government is invested with divine authority to rule the state [no authority exists which] grants civic rulers jurisdiction over the church.

God has established three institutions within human society: the family, the state, and the church.

Each institution has a sphere of authority with jurisdictional limits that must be respected….

Government is specifically tasked with the oversight and protection of civic peace and well-being within the boundaries or a nation….

God has not granted civic rules authority oved the doctrine, practice, or polity of the Church….

Government officials have no right to interfere in ecclesiastical matters in a way that undermines or disregards the God-given authority of pastors and elders.

Those government officials demanded under penalty of fines and imprisonment that church officials stop indoor services immediately.

The church ignored the demands and instead filed suit against those officials, claiming they were violating the church’s rights to free speech and free exercise of religion under the First Amendment. The church also claimed it was being discriminated against, as those mandates weren’t being applied equally to secular institutions and organizations.

Sure enough, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of those government officials. The church refused to follow that ruling, and in November, the county went to court.

The church’s attorneys made the persuasive case to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff that the lower court’s ruling couldn’t be enforced until the constitutionality of those mandates had been decided.

And there matters stood until February, when the Supreme Court ruled that most (not all) of those mandates were indeed unconstitutional.

Jenna Ellis, the lead attorney helping Pastor MacArthur’s church fight against the state, rejoiced:

We are very pleased to see Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Church’s First Amendment protections fully vindicated in this case.

It has been a hard-fought battle to preserve religious liberty and we hope that this result will encourage Californians, and all Americans, to continue to stand firm that church is essential.

Lacking further evidence in this case, Ellis’ rejoicing appears to be premature. There was no ruling by a court that the state’s officials were out of bounds constitutionally. There was no admission of guilt by those officials. There appears to be nothing in the record that resolves the conflict between church and state.

Both parties, given the ruling by the Supreme Court (half-hearted that it was), decided to withdraw from the contest, leaving the underlying issue unresolved.

Related articles:

LA Times: Three Cases of COVID at Grace Community Church an “Outbreak”

Judge Rules Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Church Are Entitled to Full Trial, Thus Delaying Fines, Imprisonment

California Megachurch Sues State Over COVID Mandates

Muslim Father Murders Son for Converting to Christianity

Tabiruka Tefiiro, a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda, was killed by his Muslim father on Sunday. Tefiiro's father said that he killed his son for disgracing Islam by converting to Christianity. David Wood discusses the case and the Islamic penalty for apostasy.

For the International Christian Concern article quoted in this video ("Father Kills Son for Converting to Christianity"), click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/2...

DON’T IGNORE THIS: FEMA TAKING OVER CHURCHES AND PASTORS! IS YOUR PASTOR THEIR INFORMANT?

BY LISA HAVEN

SEE: https://lisahaven.news/2019/05/dont-ignore-this-fema-taking-over-churches-and-pastors-is-your-pastor-their-informant/;

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

As early as 2006 reports reveal that US government agencies such as DHS and FEMA are using emergency response as an excuse for getting pastors compliant with their informant programs.

Pastors are being urged to join Clergy Response Teams, teams created to support government actions and to train congregations to obey government and they are using Romans 13 as their springboard.

Pastors are trained to identify dissenters and even getting benefits for their loyalty. These teams are called Clergy Response Teams and we must not forget it’s happening. All that and more below…

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https://archives.infowars.com/images2/ps/pastor_fema_docs.pdf

http://www.ksla.com/story/6937987/homeland-security-enlists-clergy-to-quell-public-unrest-if-martial-law-ever-declared/

https://www.infowars.com/church-asks-followers-to-submit-to-government-call-911-on-suspicious-neighbors/

Taliban Has A Hit List of Christians, Is Hunting For Them

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/08/20/taliban-find-a-way-to-win-over-the-left-hunting-for-christians-n1471316;

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On Wednesday, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hosted a webinar entitled “Engaging White Christian Nationalism in Public Spaces.” One panelist was woke academic Jemar Tisby, author of a book entitled The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Tisby claimed that “white Christian nationalism advocates for a fusion of Christianity with an American civic belonging that is unapologetically white in identity and politics.” He said that in response to the threat, “hashtag activism” isn’t going to be enough; what is required is “direct action, nonviolent protests and marches and, as we have seen already, people getting arrested.” Tisby may be happy to learn that the Taliban are already taking that direct action: They’re going door to door, hunting down Afghanistan’s Christians.

The day before this webinar, “leaders in the underground Church” in Afghanistan issued a chilling statement: “What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. We are watching twenty years of work and the strengthening of a nation being destroyed in a single day.”

The work they were referring to involved preaching Christianity in this Islamic nation. Now the Afghans who have converted to Christianity are in mortal danger. The statement continued: “The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians they are targeting to pursue and kill. The U.S. Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge. All borders to neighboring countries are closed and all flights to and from have been halted, with the exception of private planes. People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.”

If they don’t find a place to hide, the consequences could be horrific: “The Taliban are going door-to-door taking women and children. The people must mark their house with an ‘X’ if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family. If a married woman 25 years or older has been found, the Taliban promptly kill her husband, do whatever they want to her, and then sell her as a sex slave.”

When they find a suspected Christian, Taliban jihadis search his or her phone. Rex Rogers of SAT-7, a Christian media ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, said Tuesday: “We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately. It’s incredibly dangerous right now for Afghans to have anything Christian on their phones. The Taliban have spies and informants everywhere.”

Rogers described the desperate situation of Afghanistan’s Christians: “Because it’s so dangerous to seek the company of other Christians, many Afghan believers are totally alone, with not even one other Christian with whom to talk. Our local director told me: ‘Most dare not attend a house church. They’re alone, fearful, and looking to us. We’re their last resort.’”

The Christians of Afghanistan are in such severe danger these days because virtually all of them are converts from Islam, and the Taliban are scrupulous about implementing Islamic law—and the death penalty for apostasy is very much part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper” (Qur’an 4:89).

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.” That’s just what the Taliban are going door-to-door today to prevent. The woke academics in Indiana who are so worried about “Christian nationalism” will be relieved to hear that this scourge is being systematically removed from Afghanistan.

Courageous Teacher BLASTS Notorious Loudon County School Board Over Trans and CRT Policies. Then She Refuses to Play Along

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/08/11/courageous-teacher-blasts-notorious-loudon-county-school-board-over-trans-and-crt-policies-then-she-refuses-to-play-along-n1468681;

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A fifth-grade teacher went before the notorious Loudon County school board on Tuesday night to denounce proposed transgender policies and other “equity” issues such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), and did something unexpected: she quit.

The Loudon County, Virginia school board meetings have become notorious not because angry parents have shown up in droves to forcefully denounce the racially divisive and discriminatory CRT “equity” agenda. No, they’re not notorious because the school board cut off a public viewing area to spite parents. They’re notorious because the board is like that toddler who believes that if he juts out an arm, turns his head, and closes his eyes he doesn’t have to listen to you.

Tuesday night, Laura Morris, who says she’s taught for ten years, went before the board and elucidated the reasons why she differed with the board on its “equity” policies and its proposed transgender policies.

Morris pointed to materials sent to all teachers stating that Christian, white women were overly represented in the teacher corps in Loudon County and “this has to change.”

“Within the last year, I was in one of my so-called equity trainings that White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change,’” teacher Laura Morris said during the public comment period of the board meeting.

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county. So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”

And so she did.

“School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your trainings and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents — the children,” she said. “I will find employment elsewhere.”

Then she urged parents to take their children out of public school and “flood the private schools.”

NBC Washington reported that the transgender policies include everything from pronouns the sports teams to bathroom access.

Proposed Policy 8040 on the rights of transgender and gender-expansive students would affect staff use of transgender students’ names and pronouns; transgender students’ access to sports, restrooms and locker rooms; and training for school mental health professionals.

The policy became national news after elementary school gym teacher Tanner Cross testified in May that he would not follow the policy because he believed it would harm children and violate his religious beliefs.

The school district placed Cross on paid administrative leave. A District Court judge ruled that Cross must be reinstated, citing his rights to speech and religious liberty. The school board is appealing the ruling.

Here’s the video of her resigning.

Fox reported on her resignation Wednesday:

Parents and concerned citizens, such as teachers, had to take a number and wait to be called before they could speak alone before the board members.

After four hours of testimony, the board chose to postpone the vote until later when there weren’t as many parents waiting outside to speak.

Parents in Loudon County, whose voices haven’t mattered to the school board, may wish to use their passion to induce the state to pass school choice legislation. This allows parents to use the money otherwise given to state-sponsored schools and use the money to send their children elsewhere.

Perhaps after such a move school districts would have to listen to parents.

Use that Joe Biden government cheese money and put a down payment on a private school near you.

Get out while you can.

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Virginia Teacher Resigns After Ordered To Snitch on Dissenters of Woke Agenda

'Clearly, you've made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you've employed in this county.'

BY ADAN SALAZAR

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Fifth-grade Loudon County, Virginia, teacher Laura Morris emotionally announced her resignation during a school board meeting Tuesday, citing the district’s “woke” policy changes.

“I have struggled with the idea of returning to school knowing that I’ll be working yet again with the school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ,” Morris stated.

Morris acknowledged how the school board locked parents out of the meeting leaving them outside in the rain, as documented by journalist Justine Brooke Murray, and recalled how the superintendent encouraged teachers to snitch on each other.

“Emails sent by the superintendent last year [reminded] me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed even to be spoken in my personal life, going so far as to send a form to my colleagues and I encouraging us to fill it out if we hear one another speaking against the controversial policies being promoted by this school board and adopted in this county.”

According to updated school policy, teachers will be disciplined if they use the wrong pronouns when addressing students, “However, they ARE permitted to hide a child’s gender dysmorphia from their own parents,” reports Murray.

Morris says “equity training” teaching her that White, Christian females are overrated has also signaled to her that the school district does not value her.

“Within the last year, I was in one of my so-called equity training that White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change.’”

Morris says she’s forced to resign due to the new policies.

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county. So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”

“School board, I quit,” she stated. “I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas to our most vulnerable constituents – children.”


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