Friday, January 30, 2015

U.S. at War With Israel?

The American people are not at war with Israel, but the Obama Administration seems to be---at least with Israel's current conservative leadership.

William Kristol with the Weekly Standard says, "The Obama Administration is angry with Israel."

Kristol quotes the New York Times, which he calls" the administration's house organ," as affirming how angry the president has become, and why.

It's becoming widely known that President Obama is furious about Speaker of the House John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress on the threat of terrorism. He is scheduled to speak in March.

What many may not know is to what length our president is expressing his anger.

The president has now deployed his political "A" team to Israel for the purpose of influencing Israel's elections in March.

The president's efforts are not passive.

Attorney Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said this week, "I was literally outraged, at the audacity of our president to flagrantly intervene in a foreign nation's election---this time acting against the sovereignty of our most trusted ally in the Middle East."

Thursday, January 29, 2015

1 in 3 Disability Recipients Have Mental Disorders--42.9% in DC

As dependence on government programs continues to expand, the number of disability recipients is also increasing.

The most recent data report from the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveals that 1 in 3 of those on disability have been diagnosed with a mental disorder.

In Washington DC, it's 42.9%.

The latest data also shows there are 10,228,364 disabled beneficiaries, up 139,364 from the previous year's report.

The percentage of people on disability has increased by 14.3% under the Obama Administration.

Of all disabled beneficiaries, the largest "diagnostic group" is mental disorder.

Which states represent the most and least diagnosed mental disorder cases?

Do we know why?


There will be a hearing on the bill, SB 5289, Parental Notification before abortion, in the Senate Law and Justice Committee, Monday, February 2, at 1:30, in the John A Cherberg Building. The hearing room has yet to be determined. 
If you are available, please make plans to attend. It is vital that you let your legislators know that you support this bill, and its companion bill in the House HB1493. 
The hearing on this bill will be one hour. Each side will have a total of 30 minutes, with a predetermined panel on each side using 15 minutes of that time, with the public then having 1 minute each to testify if they choose. If you wish to testify, you must indicate that when you sign-in. 
If your Senator is on the Law and Justice Committee, it is especially important to contact them. Law and Justice (7) Padden, Chair (R); O'Ban, Vice Chair (R); *Pedersen; Darneille; Kohl-Welles; Pearson; Roach.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Obama Lectures India on Religious Freedom

Before leaving India a day early this week in route to Saudi Arabia, our president's parting words were a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld---in a country with a history of religious strife.

He warned India not to stray from its constitutional commitment to allow people to freely "profess, practice and propagate" religion.

When I catch my breath, I'll tell you what else he said.

Children of Gay Parents Oppose Gay "Marriage" in Federal Court

B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz and Kathy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents.

All four are now arguing to a federal court that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples will harm children by depriving them of a father or mother.

The court is considering whether to uphold traditional marriage---between one man and one woman---in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. This court's ruling is expected in a few months.

The United States Supreme Court has announced it will "consider" gay "marriage" bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Oral arguments will begin in April, with a ruling before the end of the current term in June.

These four have filed an amicus brief with the court pleading that the court uphold natural marriage.

The experiences of these four individuals are not unlike what I have seen as a youth pastor and pastor.

The child in all these cases is deprived of either a father or mother, and is forced to adjust to a home environment that is unnatural and very difficult.

The brief filed with the court by these four, now grown, children of homosexual parents is very revealing and heartbreaking.

It reveals that life is not all about "me."

It is also a statement that gives clear affirmation to why the institution of marriage is sacred. Marriage is about much more than "the right to love whom I want." Or the affirmation of a chosen sexual behavior.

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Shadow of Crises Has Passed": the Response

"Today is about humbling ourselves before the Lord," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told thousands gathered at Louisiana State University sports arena Saturday.

"Today we repent of our sins," he said.

Governor Jindal told the crowd, "We can't just elect a candidate to fix our country. We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country."

Tens of thousands were moved to serve God in greater ways as they sang worship choruses and praised God with their hands raised.

Jindal shared how he had converted to Christianity from Hinduism as a result of Billy Graham's ministry, and how he believes only a spiritual revival can save our country.

Not all were blessed by the event.

Homosexuals picketed outside the sports arena because of Jindal's biblical belief on marriage.

But it was the Washington Times that took issue with the governor in a most most public, critical way.