Friday, March 30, 2012

Biblical Truth And Captives

Yesterday, Fox News carried a story that began in February and has re-surfaced about a pastor being arrested for reading the Bible in public.

The reason?

The officer who arrested Mark Mackey, pastor of Calvary Chapel Hement, CA said, "You are not allowed to preach here, because this is a captive audience."

The 15 or 20 people were "captive" because they were standing near a DMV that was not open. The pastor was reading the Bible 50 feet from the people.

In our time of great enlightened secular progressivism, I wonder who the captives really are.

Are the religious freedoms that gave birth to this great nation being so eroded that those who advocate them become the captives?

As I read the story, it occurred to me that every day we send our children and grandchildren off to public school where they are "captives" to the teaching and sometimes preaching of beliefs that are for all intents and purposes, a form of secular religion. The doctrines and dogmas are in place. Our kids are indoctrinated by the "gospel" of evolution, secularism, Planned Parenthood's version of adolescent sexuality, abortion as woman's rights and reproductive health care, a devalued view of the sanctity of life and homosexuality as normal behavior.

Does the officer in Hemet believe the teachers should also be arrested? If not, why not? The kids are captives, are they not? They've got to go to school and they've got to get a passing grade to get out.

This past week has been a kind of "coming out" for many atheists and non-believers.

There was a rally on the National Mall in Washington DC last Saturday which, according to David Silverman, president of American Atheists, was held to "Deliver a message to America."

The message?

"We are here and we will not be silent again." They have a God given right to "be here." They also have a God given right to not be silent.

Thank God for America and the God who gave us these freedoms.

However, a rally that was called a "Reason Rally," was actually an anti-Christian event. They can do that too, because of the God given rights that America has stood for and protected.

The leftist Huffington Post reported that, "Zac Stiffen and Mwenya Mwimanzi, both 23 and from religious backgrounds, attended as out-of-the-closet atheists for the first time."

Mwimanzi said, "It is really encouraging and it makes me think there is hope for a different kind of future. Religion has dominated human history, but maybe it's time for a new direction."

The indoctrination of public education seems to be working.

I wrote in a recent Blog that President Obama returned to Arnold, Missouri on his 100th day in office and declared that the work of remaking America was well underway.

Indeed it is.

The remaking seems to require not only creating "new directions" and "a different kind of future," but abolishing the old paths that led us to become the most free and prosperous nation in the history of the world.

On February 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution that had been passed by Congress, declaring that year to be the "Year of The Bible in America."

We have traveled some new paths and taken some new directions between 1983 and 2012.

Pennsylvania lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution the other day that declares 2012 as "The Year of The Bible" in their state.

This past Monday, Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a federal law suit.

The claim?

Content in the Bible is objectionable.

They say they find content in the Bible, including, "violent, sexist and racist models of behavior, that Freedom From Religion members find personally repugnant."

So away with it.

And that content could, they say, "encourage persons who rely on them [biblical teaching] to act in a manner harmful to them and others."

So much for the old idea that the Bible is the "Good Book."

Lace all this into a stream of recent pro-homosexual legislation regarding "hate crimes" and "bullying"and welcome yourself to a great nation that was....unless.

Reagan again:

"All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, but those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions...Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society and without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure."

Unless there is a return, a restoration of the principles and beliefs that made this the greatest nation in the history of the world, democracy will not and can not endure.

Every day we are trying to influence, educate and persuade toward those founding biblical principles.

Thank you for your support of this ministry. Your financial support allows us to advance Godly principles that can change a culture.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed. Be Free.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

R-74, I-1192. What If?

Paid For By Faith and Freedom PAC

Both Referendum 74 and Initiative 1192 are designed to protect marriage in Washington State. Both have a specific way of doing so. Both are vitally important for those who believe in and want to protect and preserve marriage.

Yet there are those in leadership of R-74, while advocating for R-74, are discouraging people and pastors from supporting I-1192---usually saying 2 measures on the ballot will confuse the voters. Or, it is said, there are limited resources, so R-74 should be the only focus.

Last fall I personally told Rep. Matt Shea, Rep. Jim McCune, Rep. Brad Klippert, Sen. Val Stevens, Sen. Dan Swecker and several other legislators, and Larry Stickney and others who have consistently carried the banner to protect and preserve marriage and in whom I personally have a great deal of confidence, that I would not take a formal leadership position in the upcoming battle to protect marriage, but that I would, as they knew, take a 100% role in supporting both a Referendum and/or an Initiative. And would support whoever led in these efforts.

My reason was two-fold. I understood some of the personal dynamics and felt I and Faith and Freedom could contribute more by eliminating some of the issues that were played out publicly against R-71, not by the press, but by an individual, 2 years ago. I knew we would fully support every effort to protect marriage regardless of who led or got the credit. And we are.

Secondly, I foresaw the possibility of 2 measures---referendum and initiative, being in play, which, as it turned out, is the case. I wanted to be fully committed to both because I am fully committed to natural marriage and its protection.

The thousands of people across the state with whom we are involved know full well our deepest commitment to both R-74 and I-1192. There is no question about our full support for both measures.

I am deeply disappointed with some of what I see and hear. Some of the same dynamics of the past seem to have resurfaced, simply pointed in different directions.

I am appealing to each of you who read this daily Blog and believe in protecting and preserving marriage, to work in support of both R-74 and I-1192, including those pastors who read this Blog.

This is the right thing to do. Please put aside egos and other agendas and work together for a cause that is worthy of our very best effort.

If there is confusion, lets be clear, it's not about citizens having the ability to vote for 2 rather than 1 measures.

Steve Pidgeon, a lawyer and sponsor of I-1192, has written an article titled, "What If?"

Please read it below. It should clarify any questions regarding the legitimacy of both R-74 and I-1192.


What if there was no Initiative I-1192?
by Steve Pidgeon

Suppose that the Referendum R-74 fails to make the ballot because the effort cannot obtain the necessary number of signatures:

IF there was no Initiative I-1192, then same-sex marriage would be the law in Washington.

Suppose that Referendum R-74 makes the ballot, but a lawsuit is brought to enjoin the Secretary of State from placing it on the ballot because it is only about depriving same-sex couples from a “civil right” that has already been approved by the legislature:

IF there was no Initiative I-1192, then same-sex marriage would be the law in Washington.

Suppose that Referendum R-74 makes it to the ballot, and makes it to the election, but because voters are confused by a ballot title that requires them to reject same-sex marriage, and to reject domestic partnerships for seniors, and to reject protections for religious liberty, the Referendum fails to obtain a majority of votes sufficient to overturn the same-sex marriage law:

IF there was no Initiative I-1192, then same-sex marriage would be the law in Washington.

Suppose that Referendum R-74 makes it to the ballot, makes it through the election, is passed by the voters, and a suit is brought to overturn in on constitutional grounds, and the Ninth Circuit sustains its unconstitutionality.

IF there was no Initiative I-1192, then same-sex marriage would be the law in Washington.

Confusion?

Initiative I-1192 asks you as a registered voter to support a new law which will declare that marriage is a civil contract between “one man and one woman” and which will prohibit marriage by persons other than “one man and one woman.” MARRIAGE = ONE MAN + ONE WOMAN.

What is confusing about this?

When approved, a two-thirds vote of the legislature will be required to overturn this new law for two years.

Compare the Initiative with the Referendum:

R-74 will ask you to accept or reject SB 6239, which allows same-sex couples to marry, preserves domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserves the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony. [Taken from the Ballot Title of R=74]

To vote to reject, you must:

· Reject same-sex marriages;

· Reject the preservation of domestic partnerships for seniors;

· Reject the preservation of the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform any marriage ceremony;

· Reject the preservation of the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to recognize any marriage ceremony;

· Reject the preservation of the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to accommodate any marriage ceremony;

We at Protect Marriage Washington are asking you to sign petitions for both the Initiative and the Referendum. Your support now is critical. We need your prayers and your commitment, your signature and your assistance in gathering signatures. Petitions are available on request, and your financial support is crucial. We are a grassroots organization, and we need the support of Washingtonians. Protect Marriage Washington was successful in 70% of Washington’s counties in the R-71 campaign three years ago, although we were outspent 25 to 1. As was the case in our last effort, we have no support from the National Organization for Marriage nor Focus on the Family; we need your support. Please donate today, and protect this effort!

Stephen Pidgeon
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You may download a pdf to print I-1192 petitions here and pick up R-74 petitions at any one of these locations or sign up to be contacted by a Faith and Freedom coordinator in your area to assist you by signing up here.

This effort to protect marriage will impact the next generation and future generations. We are deciding now what social and cultural impact our children and grandchildren will experience.

And we are defining our faithfulness to a worthy, biblical cause.

Thanks to all of you who understand our times, and to those who support the ministry of Faith and Freedom.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Very Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Barack Obama--Finding Flexibility

Leaning close to the ear of Russian President Medvedev, asking that a message be conveyed to Putin, the President whispered, "...it's important for him to give me space." Medvedev said, "Yeah, I understand your message about space."


The President of the United States continued, "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

Medvedev: "I understand."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

McKenna Taking Stormans Back To Court

The Seattle Times editorial board and the current state administration are, as usual, regarding social issues on the same page.


Attorney General Rob McKenna is taking the Stormans family back to court and the Times editorial board and other media outlets are the cheerleader. With Governor Gregoire applauding from her box seat.

This time, the Stormans will be brought before the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why?

Because they are pro-life and want to follow their conscience in their business practices and not sell the Plan B or abortion pill in their pharmacy.

Monday, March 26, 2012

"Wrongful Birth" Lawsuit Awarded Nearly $3,000,000

A baby that was supposed to be killed by abortion was accidentally allowed to be born, now, after 4 years, the little girl's parents have filed and won a nearly $3,000,000 lawsuit for "wrongful birth."

Behind the loving, maternal, progressive face of "women's reproductive rights," "education," "healthcare" and faux Hippocratic concern, is the steel cold, calculated---the ends justifies the means, substantially taxpayer funded, abortion industry.

Planned parenthood is the face of the industry and it is the face of evil.

And if you cross the monster, you will pay.

The long cold steel hand struck when KOMEN for the Cure decided to eliminate future funding to Planned Parenthood a few months ago. Before the sun arose again KOMEN had changed their mind and apologized.

Now we're hearing that, "At least 5 high ranking executives with KOMEN have resigned in the aftermath. Most recently Chris McDonald, executive direction and chief executive of KOMEN's Oregon and southwest Washington's affiliate. She will be gone the end of April.

If you cross PPH, you will pay.

But have you heard of a "wrongful birth"?

Ariel and Deborah Levy already had two children when Ariel became pregnant. They may have been okay with having another baby, but as it turns out, not this one.

Little baby Kalamit was born anyway. And she had some challenges.

Mom and Dad didn't want her because she was born with Downs syndrome. Mom and Dad said they would have aborted her had they known in advance. So they sued Legacy, the healthcare provider. Earlier this month, after 4 years, they won the suit.

"Wrongful birth" the jury declared.

It appears Legacy Health, who performed the CVS test, made a mistake or at least missed identifying the possibility of Downs.

Is this the latest front on the ongoing eugenic mission advanced by Margaret Sangor, the founder of Planned Parenthood? Apparently.

Selective birth and selective death. "Choice" with a mission.

Wesley Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Human Exceptionalism said, "The time has come to reverse course. We could begin with states prohibiting wrongful birth lawsuits as a matter of policy."

Arizona approved, on March 6, a bill that would protect health-care providers from "wrongful birth" or "wrongful life" court actions.

Could Washington State pass such a law? It's not likely with the present legislature and Governor.

What about a new governor?

Inslee and McKenna are both pro-abortion (pro-choice).

Smith says, "We may have a right to have a baby, but we don't---at least shouldn't---have a right to the baby we want. Most importantly, none of us should ever be declared by a jury to be a wrongful life."

Indeed.

Where are the outcries from the "rights" people?

The far left secularists, who have championed the cause to stop bullying, have become, it appears, the greatest bully of all.

God help us.

Your financial support allows us to continue to be a light in the darkness. And to take action on issues of greatest importance to Christians and conservatives. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to all who are circulating petitions for both R-74 and I-1192. To find a pick up center for R-74 petitions click here. To print I-1192 petitions click here. or if you want someone from Faith and Freedom to contact you in regard to circulating petitions fill out this form.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kirk Cameron: Articulate, Courageous, Classy and Under Attack

Many of us remember Kirk Cameron from his younger days on the television show, "Growing Pains," but the world is getting to know him as a courageous and articulate Christian.

He is under attack for his beliefs. And is responding with class.

Kirk has produced a unique live/filmed presentation that will be shown in theaters across the country this next Tuesday, March 27.



This is the way they are promoting and explaining the event:

On Tuesday, March 27, Fathom Events and Kirk Cameron present a LIVE one-night theatrical event that will inspire audiences to rediscover the people and principles that made America the strongest, most free and prosperous nation on earth.

In Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure Live, actor Kirk Cameron will take audiences on a journey through live conversations with special guests, live music from top artists, and his labor of love Monumental.

Monumental traces the heroic and harrowing travels of the early Pilgrims and encounters the unlikely men and women who risked everything for liberty.

Experience the stories of faith that guided education, government and civic life and hear from inspiring leaders on simple and practical ways to keep America’s ideals alive, beginning at home. Join us for this high-energy patriotic event that will unite audiences in a celebration of America's story of faith and freedom!

MONUMENTAL: In Search of America’s National Treasure LIVE, comes to movies theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 pm (Eastern)/6:30 pm (Central)/5:30 pm (Mountain)/ 8:00 pm (Pacific).

For a list of participating theaters ... click here.

I am strongly recommending you see it if possible.

He has been touring various media outlets lately promoting his film. In a number of cases, before Kirk could talk about his film, the host would attack Kirk's personal beliefs---particularly his belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman.

Here is an example. An interview with Ann Curry on NBC's Today Show. Her line of questioning affirms what most of you already know---the media bias against those who believe in natural marriage.

Unable to get Kirk to walk back his belief on marriage, Curry suggested that his views "might encourage people to mistreat people." With a smile Cameron said, "Nobody should mistreat anyone."

Later on NBC, Hoda Kotb, asked Cameron if he could go back in time would he answer the same question about marriage in the same way, referring to his interview on the Piers Morgan Show on MSNBC. Kirk replied, "I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I'm a Bible believing Christian. What I would have thought was more news worthy is if I had said something that contradicted the Word of God, if I had contradicted my faith."

Can you imagine anyone in the media asking candidate Barack Obama that question when he told America he believed that marriage was between a man and a woman?

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Have a great weekend. Go to church.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NYT-- "It's Time To Quit The Catholic Church"

Please be aware that there is a Freedom Rally in Tacoma tomorrow. Please attend if possible. Click here for details.


Although the New York Times has rejected a paid ad titled, "It's Time To Quit Islam," they have accepted a paid ad titled, "It's Time To Quit The Catholic Church," paid for and written by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist organization.

The issue? Abortion and birth control. But I see a much broader issue at play in both this article and in our culture.

Annie Gaylor, the co-founder of Freedom From Religion opens with, "It's time to quit the Roman Catholic Church. It's your moment of truth. Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the dark ages? Do you choose women or Bishops and their wrongs? Whose side are you on anyway?"

She continues downhill from there advocating throwing out the old doctrines and moldy decrees.

"You can change the church from within," she proclaims, "get it to lighten up on birth control, gay rights, marriage equality, embryonic stem-cell research---you are deluding yourself."

There's more. It is enlightening and concerning to read the piece because it reflects a larger problem that is not exclusively related to the Catholic Church. It raises some serious questions for all Christians---Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals, etc.

Father Peter West has responded with what I believe is a reasoned, thoughtful and wise response, including the remark, "You might be surprised to hear that many practicing Catholics agree with you, and wish that those who reject the Church's teachings would leave." I recommend you read it.

I'm not a Catholic, but think about this:

"It's Your Moment of Truth. Whose Side Are You On Anyway?"

The "truth" she is advocating is a relative truth. One she defines as modern, not old and moldy. One that has been designed to fit the times---mesh with the present culture. Affirm current cultural beliefs as she sees them.

Post Modern Relativism says truth isn't fixed by outside reality, but is decided by a group or individual for themselves. Truth, they say, is not discovered, but manufactured. Truth is ever changing, including in matters of spirituality, morality and reality itself.

Are there absolutes? If so, should the church not be the voice of that Truth?

"Obama has compromised, but the church never budges."

That observation is not intended to be a compliment, but it is.

"You Can Change The Church From Within."

Is the church's mission merely to be relevant? Is the priority of the Christian church to adapt to changing moral and ethical views so people will attend our services, and become or remain members and feel affirmed?

Is the church to be shaped by contemporary culture or is it to shape the culture with absolute, eternal Truth?

Is to be culturally cool the goal?

Personally, I believe the church must be relevant, but not at the expense of the Truth. Relevance and Truth are not mutually exclusive. I found that to be true in practice during the years I was a pastor. The outcome of abandoning the Truth is evidenced in the departure from biblical Truth we see in the religious left.

And the Emergent Church Movement.

Should the church be a contrasting light in the darkness or should it be indistinguishable from the darkness, in order to attract people?

The Emergent (or emerging) Church movement, led by Brian McLaren, Stanley Grenz, Rob Bell, Doug Pagitt, Dave Tomlinson, Donald Miller and others essentially have a similar view, to that of Ms. Gaylor.

In fact Donald Miller in his book, "Blue Like Jazz," writes, "My most recent faith struggle is not one of intellect...I don't believe I will ever walk away from God for intellectual reasons. Who knows anything anyway? If I walk away...I will walk away for social reasons, identity reasons, deep emotional reasons..." (page 103).

He and others claim, "There are no reasons for what we believe."

Brian McLaren writes in his book, "Adventures In Missing The Point," "Drop any affair you may have with certainty , proof, argument---and replace it with dialog, conversation, intrigue, and search" (page 78).

This is at the heart of the cultural struggle we are engaged in. What was once considered sin, we now affirm.

While to many these positions may seem extreme or not related to my life, they are more commonly held then you may think and they do relate to your life.

There is a vocal segment of society advocating not only the re-making of America, but of Christianity itself and a complete revision of "truth."

And unfortunately they are cloistered, with tenure, in colleges and universities, the media, entertainment---and in many cases churches that bear the name "Christian".

May God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Faithful. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

R-74 Petitions ... and Some Personal Comments

I am told the R-74 petitions are finally available. More on that in a moment.

But first, we are honored by the number of people reading and forwarding our daily blogs. When we started publishing a daily blog some years ago we did not anticipate that it would be so well received by so many, not only in Washington State and the Northwest, but beyond.

Thank you.

Many who read this blog agree with our positions. Obviously some do not. We have tried to remain open to all opinions and convictions, regardless of whether we shared those positions or not.

We receive a large number of comments in direct email to me personally each day, however, I am concerned about some trends in the comments wanting to be posted.

In recent weeks some of the comments have become so vile, we simply will not post them. If you have a belief that differs from ours, you are welcome to share it. You are not welcome to spew hate toward me, other pastors and Christian leaders, or in some cases Christ Himself in the way that we are seeing.

We are also seeing a number of posts by people posing as a Christian, but attempting to post comments that are not only foreign to general Christian beliefs, but the wording betrays the intent of the person commenting. Under this guise, an attempt is made to portray a person of faith as hateful, bigoted and worse.

We are paying particular attention to these kinds of attempts and they will not be approved for publishing.

Our readership has expanded, through no effort of ours to promote it, to about 35 countries on any given day. Many of these countries are English speaking countries, but not all. We are receiving a growing number of comments, particularly in Arabic, Russian, Polish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. I know there are programs that translate text. However, we are not going to do that. If the comments are legitimate, and we believe many are, then they are being read in English and we would appreciate your response in English. I hope you understand. We value your thoughts.

Now, Referendum 74.

I was told yesterday afternoon that the R-74 petitions are now available at a list of locations. I confirmed--- double confirmed this with Joseph Backholm at FPIW. He assured me this list on pick up locations has been confirmed and there will be petitions available. I have listed the locations below.

Faith and Freedom Network has regional coordinators across the state. Working with those of you who signed up to not only sign, but circulate marriage petitions, we have already put tens of thousands of I-1192 petitions in circulation. Please continue to do so.

But now include the R-74 petitions in your efforts.

Faith and Freedom Network fully supports both measures. We do not see them as confusing or conflicting. We see them as complimentary.

Both of these measures have got to be on the ballot. Let's make every effort to make it happen.

This list of locations was sent to us by FPIW for R-74 petition pick up locations and confirmed by Joseph Backholm:

Grays Harbor Foursquare Church
4800 Central Park Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Contact: Steve Purdue
Contact Phone: 360-538-0111
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM-5PM

Whatcom County Republicans
2321 E. Bakerview Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Jan
Contact Phone: 360-734-5215
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 and Fri 9-noon

Cedar Park Assembly of God
16300 112th AVE NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Contact: Craig Brandenburg
Contact Phone: 425-939-1347
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM-5:00PM

Hillcrest Assembly of God
6750 State Highway 303 NE
Bremerton, WA 98311
Contact: Jodi Fontenot
Contact Phone: 360 692-1555
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-4PM

Centralia Christian School
1315 S Tower AVE
Centralia, WA 98531
Contact: Denny Taylor
Contact Phone: 360-736-7657
Hours: 8:30-4:30 on regular school days (Not open April 2-6 for spring break)

Centralia Community Church
3320 Borst AVE
Centralia, WA 98531
Contact: Connie Sunstrom
Contact Phone: 360-736-7606
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-5:00PM; Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Events on Main Coffee shop
203 N Main
Colfax, WA 99111
Contact: Kari Rimbey
Contact Phone: 509-397-2204
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-2PM; Saturday 8AM-2PM

Coffee & Books in Town Center
298 South Main Street, Suite 103
Colville, WA 99114
Contact: Lisa White
Contact Phone: 509-684-3512
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM

51 Alaska Lane S
Cusick, WA 99119
Contact: Patti Carrier
Contact Phone: 509-869-9772
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 8:30AM-9:00PM

Edgewood Bible Church (Office)
10103 18th ST CT E.
Edgewood, WA 98371
Contact: Secretary On Duty
Contact Phone: 253-927-2767
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Korean United Presbterian Church
8506 238th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
Contact: Daniel Cho
Contact Phone: 425-776-2711
Hours: Mon 1:00-5PM, Tues-Friday 9:30-5:00, Sat 9:30-4:00PM

Home
17003 77th PL West
Edmonds, WA 98026
Contact: John West
Contact Phone: 425-673-7570
Hours: Monday-Friday; 1:00PM-7:00PM

Groenig Financial Group
2301 West Dollarway Rd. Suite 6
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Kristina Groenig
Contact Phone: 509-925-4677
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-5:00PM

Gramma's Garden Nursery
22004 SE 436th St./Auburn-Enumclaw Hwy
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Contact: Darlene Hamilton
Contact Phone: business-360-825-4500
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 10AM-2PM

Business owner
741D Stevenson Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Contact: Ted DeVol
Contact Phone: 360-761-9909
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-6:00PM

Bethel Church
4933 Glenwood ave
Everett, WA 98203
Contact: Alex Litovchenko
Contact Phone: 425-344-1875
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9:00AM-6:00PM

Calvary Chapel Forks
451 Fifth St.
Forks, WA 98331
Contact: Nathan Abbate
Contact Phone: 360-374-3298
Hours: Wednesday 12:00PM-6:00PM; Friday 12:00PM-6:00PM (Also can be on-call avaliable)

Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor
5263 Olympic Dr. NW Suite A
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Contact: Erin (or Dale King) Peterson
Contact Phone: 253-853-3141
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-3:00PM

Channel 20 Christian Cable Ministries
601 W. Heron St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Contact: Ron Armstrong
Contact Phone: 360-987-2200

GRAYS HARBOR NAZARENE
P.O. BOX 36 427 7th ST
HOQUIAM, WA 98550
Contact: MEL WALKER
Contact Phone: 360-532-2812
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-12PM, 2:30PM-4:30PM

Home
6006 W 17th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99338
Contact: Ann Burt
Contact Phone: 509-374-3016
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00PM-9:00PM; Saturday 1:00PM-6:00PM

Bayside Community Church
25992 Barber Cut-Off Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346
Contact: Scott or (Barbara) Montagne or (Brumagin)
Contact Phone: 360-297-2000
Hours: jerryb@gracechurchseattle.org

LA Center Evangelical Church
111 East 5th ST
LA Center, WA 98629
Contact: Michael Kirkman
Contact Phone: 360-263-2217
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-3PM

Paramount Christian Church
3816 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Contact: Raegan Stevens
Contact Phone: 360-491-7372
Hours: 9am-3pm

Bill's Boathouse
15018 Silcox Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Contact: David Anderson
Contact Phone: 253-988-2536
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-8PM

7511 146th ST SW Apt 115
Lakewood, WA 98439
Contact: Lee Brown
Contact Phone: 253-332-7053
Hours: Sunday-Thursday; 5:00PM-8:00PM

Trinity Baptist
8421 Meadow Road SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Contact: Kismet Kechejian
Contact Phone: 253-202-2335
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM-4:00PM


933 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact: Ellie Ownbey
Contact Phone: 509-548-0942
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

Cole Productions
102 Grover Street #209
Lynden, WA 98264
Contact: Dwayne Cole
Contact Phone: 306-306-8913
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00AM-6:00PM

FPIW
16108 Ash Way
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Contact: Joseph Backholm
Contact Phone: 425-608-0242
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Whitfields Insurance [Independent Insurance agency]
1127 W Main St
Monroe, WA 98272
Contact: Chuck Whitfield
Contact Phone: 425-783-3883
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
301 S 18th
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Contact: Randolph Miller
Contact Phone: 425-344-1515
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Calvary Chapel Mountlake Terrace
23302 56th Ave W
Mountlake Terr, WA 98043
Contact Phone: 425-775-3422
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM

Calvary Chapel of Olympia
919 Division St. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Tad Sowers
Contact Phone: 360-352-4214
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM

San Juan Baptist Church
1704 Discovery Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Contact: Shiela McIntire
Contact Phone: 360-385-2545
Hours: Tuesday-Friday; 10:00AM-3:00PM

Home
155 NW Thompson RD
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Contact: James Oas
Contact Phone: 360-340-2254
Hours: Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm; 7pm-9pm

Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th AVE NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Contact: Dave Fischer
Contact Phone: 360-779-5515
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM

Constitution Party of Adams-Benton-Franklin Counties
1063 Yakima Avenue
Prosser, WA 99350
Contact: Mary Ruth Edwards
Contact Phone: 509-832-0239
Hours: Monday-Friday 4PM-10PM; Saturday 9AM-10PM, Sunday Noon-10PM

Puyallup Community Baptist Church
1318 9th AVE SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact: Loren Tucker
Contact Phone: 253-848-9373
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9:00AM-2:00PM

South Hill Calvary Chapel Office
1902 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact: South Hill Calvary Chapel Office
Contact Phone: 253-841-5680
Hours: Office: Monday-Friday 9-4:30PM, Church: Sunday 8AM-2PM

Antioch Bible Church
12316 134th Ct. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact: Joe Meek
Contact Phone: 425-556-5905
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

Living Hope Christian Fellowship
16015 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058
Contact: Jess Champers
Contact Phone: 425-226-4470
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00pm

Trinity Baptist Church
18652 116th AVE SE
Renton, WA 98058
Contact: Susan Partsch
Contact Phone: 425-228-5430
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-1:00PM

Ledesma Law Office PLLC
1177 Jadwin AVE., Suite 105
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: Mario Ledesma
Contact Phone: 509-946-1248
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-12PM, 1:30PM-5PM

Ballard Baptist Church
2004 NW 63rd St
Seattle, WA 98107
Contact: Kristi Duncan
Contact Phone: 206-784-1554
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM

Temple of Praise
300 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Judy Davis
Contact Phone: 206 779 0345
Hours: Monday-Friday: 12PM-9PM

Home
6633 Holly PL SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Contact: Lawrence Koltz
Contact Phone: 206-605-8375
Hours: Monday-Friday; 5:00PM-9:30PM

Sequim Bible Church
847 Sequim Ave
Sequim, WA 98382
Contact: Dave Wilitala
Contact Phone: 360-683-4135
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Fourth Memorial Church
2000 N. Standard
Spokane, WA 99207
Contact: Karen Haraldson
Contact Phone: 509-487-2786
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-4PM

Trinity Baptist Church
6528 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99208
Contact: Rich Viel
Contact Phone: 509-328-4660
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Crestline Baptist Church
2206 E 44th AVE
Spokane, WA 99203
Contact: Randy (Pastor) Myers
Contact Phone: 509-448-1138
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9AM-12PM

New Life Church
10920 E Sprague
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Contact: Steve Williams
Contact Phone: 509-926-0362
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 9:00AM-12:00PM

The Intersection Church (Valley Open Bible)
905 N. McDonald Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Contact: Jan Heinen
Contact Phone: 509-924-3705 ext. 21
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-3:30PM

14215 East Broadway AVE
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Contact: Marchauna Rodges
Contact Phone: 509-979-2806
Hours: No Tuesday; Monday, Wed-Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Calvary Chapel of Tacoma
3318 182nd St East
Spanaway, WA 98446
Contact: Joe Williams
Contact Phone: 253-495-6432
Hours: Wed eve 6:30 PM- 8:30PM and Sunday Morning 9AM-1:00PM

1815 16th ST
Sumner, WA 98390
Contact: Charlie Brank
Contact Phone: 253-921-4914
Hours: Sunday-Saturday; 8:00AM-6:00PM

Shiloh Baptist Church
1211 S. I st
Tacoma, WA 98405
Contact: Susie Wilkins
Contact Phone: 253-272-4949
Hours: Tues-Friday 9:30-4:00

Bethlehem Baptist Church
4818 East Portland AVE
Tacoma, WA 98404
Contact: Leroy Pitts
Contact Phone: 253-444-2245
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM

DOTFM8001 58th ST W
University Place, WA 98467
Contact: Vince Wagner
Contact Phone: 253-564-7000
Hours: Monday-Friday; 3:00PM-9:00PM

Serve Wenatchee Valley
212 South Mission St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact: Bob Shepard
Contact Phone: 509-663-4673
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-12 and Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30

Prisoners For Christ Outreach Ministries
18500 156th AVE NE Suite 302
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact: Penny Castro
Contact Phone: 425-483-4151
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

Christian Broadcasting of Yakima
2400 W. J St, Suite F
Yakima, WA
Contact: Karen Schoff
Contact Phone: 509-972-0926

Groenig Financial Group
6 South 2nd St. Suite 1108
Yakima, WA 98001
Contact: Kirk Groenig
Contact Phone: 509-469-0599
Hours: Monday-Friday; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Yelm Prairie Christian Center
501 103rd Ave NE
Yelm, WA 98597
Contact: Debbie Fountain
Contact Phone: 360-458-7564
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday; 8:00AM-4:00PM

Grace Harvest Church
313 Fig St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Paul Loeffter
Contact Phone: 509-766-2011
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 to 5:00

H.O.P.E. Center for Christian Unity
9191 Moran Rd. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Contact: Tara Downie
Contact Phone: 206-842-4915
Hours: Monday-Friday; 11:00AM-5:00PM

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Religious Left Praying and Advocating for Obamacare

Violating the most fundamental teaching of Christianity and Christ Himself, the religious left is following the call of President Obama to be activists for his "Obamacare" which will come before the US Supreme Court later this month.


New revelations and mandates in the President's health care plan are chilling and far reaching, and even involve the University of Washington.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Gov. Gregoire Furious, Makes Threat to Execute Bills

After spending an inordinate amount of time lining up all the proverbial ducks to redefine marriage, the Governor is now furious and making threats because she is, "running out of time."

Why? Because she says the legislature can't get the budget done.

Where was her fiscal urgency during the first 45 days of this legislative session?

The Washington State Wire reported Friday that, "Furious Gregoire threatens to execute hostages." I suggest you read the entire story.

Eric Smith reported for the Wire, "A legislative impasse over the budget escalated to Defcon-4 Thursday as frustrated Senate coalition forces went public with a new budget proposal and threatened to run over the Senate Democratic Caucus a second time. A furious Gov. Christine Gregoire retaliated by threatening to hold bills hostage and execute them one by one."

Senator Joe Zarelli, Senate Republican budget chief, along with Senate Minority Leader, Mike Hewitt (R), and others created a bi-partisan coalition in an attempt to get a budget in place. They have now come back with a revised budget plan, that while not perfect, provides a reasonable solution to the fiscal free fall facing the state.

The Governor sees this bi-partisan effort as an end run around her own efforts to create a coalition to advance a budget that better reflects her own agenda. Apparently, the Governor has forgotten that while she is in charge of the executive branch, she is not in charge of the legislative branch.

"I'm trying to be restrained," she said last week. "I'm disappointed. I am frustrated..."

She is threatening...

"I have given them my message today. My message is I'm not signing their bills. If you keep making no progress, I will not sign your bills, and then time will run out, and I won't have any time to do anything but [veto]. I'm telling you the truth."

In a personal email, Senator Mark Schoesler (R) 9th District, summed it up pretty well--"The Governor reacted about as well as my young grandson might if I lift him off the pony before his "ride" is through."

Unfortunately, Governor Gregoire is not only leaving a legacy of standing against the teaching of her own church and assaulting the oldest most important human institution in history by redefining marriage---an effort that absorbed her and Sen. Murray's attention for the first month and a half of this session, she is now melting down in anger because the legislature is "running out of time."

God help us.

Thank you for standing with us as we stand for marriage.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sen. Maria Cantwell: "I Am Furious" And "Mad"

Senator Maria Cantwell says, "I am furious. We're mad and we're tired of it."


Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum, says what Cantwell and others are trying to do is to "fill feminist coffers" with more money.

And Janice Shaw Crouse, with Concerned Women for America, says what Cantwell and others are attempting is a "boondoggle," expanding government and it creates, she says, "an ideology that all men are guilty and all women are victims."

While President Obama continues his war on religious liberty, Christian values, unborn babies, free speech and right of conscience, Washington's Cantwell and other far left progressives are "furious" and "mad" because all that is still not enough.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kirby Wilbur On The Marriage Issue. I-1192 and R-74 Petitions Available

Recently, I have been getting feedback from our substantial grassroots network that some of our leaders have been hearing that Kirby Wilbur, Chairman of the State Republican Party, was not necessarily behind the effort to defend marriage--particularly I-1192.

So, I asked him.

The judge approved the final ballot wording for R-74 this week. Although it was not what the sponsors wanted, it is done and they say they will be making R-74 petitions available immediately at pick up locations across the state.

I have included their list of locations.

I've known Kirby for a long time. When people began telling some of our coordinators that Kirby wasn't necessarily on board--especially with I-1192, I had a conversation with him.

He thanked me for all you and I are doing in the state. After some personal conversation, he told me.....

"Gary, I personally plan on signing both [petitions] and will vote to oppose redefining marriage in November, be that one or two votes if both qualify."

He continued, "The State Committee meets in May and I anticipate the Party endorsing one or both, as we are committed to oppose redefining marriage in the State of Washington."

Personally, I would strongly encourage, if it has not already happened, the sponsors of both I-1192 and R-74 speak directly to him and the committee regarding endorsement.

A Thurston County judge approved ballot wording for R-74 this week.

Paul Lawrence, an attorney for the ACLU, argued that the judge should remove the phrase "redefining marriage," because he said, "it would create prejudice in the minds of voters."

Actually, it is the most accurate description of what the Governor and a majority in the legislature are up to. It would clarify exactly what they did in this session and what Christians and conservatives are asking the public to overturn.

They have, indeed, "redefined marriage."

In the end the judge ruled in favor of the ACLU and those seeking to redefine marriage by removing the words, "redefining marriage." He said it was for a purely technical reason.

"Because," he said, "he lacked space and needed to use a few words available to describe three key elements of R-74."

You can read the details on the link above.

The sponsors of R-74 have said they will begin printing petitions this week and make them available at a number of locations across the state. I have already been in contact with the area coordinators for Faith and Freedom and they will be in contact with our statewide network of circulating volunteers.

* Note to those involved with Faith and Freedom Network: Continue printing and distributing the I-1192 petitions as you are doing. Do not attempt to print the R-74 petitions. Use those available from the distribution centers that have been set up by the sponsors. I have listed the locations below.

This is a morally defining time in the State of Washington. The kind of culture and the content of much of the public education curriculum will be determined by the outcome of this effort to stop the redefining of marriage. Many definitions relating to gender and the family will be distorted and redefined if we do not prevail.

This concerted effort is not only about June 6---the deadline for petition signatures, and November 6---the election, it is about the next generation. Your grandchildren and mine who are growing up in this state. It is about what is right and what is wrong.

It is not about "equality". It is about "special rights" and redefining the oldest human institution in the history of mankind.

Thank you for standing with us as we all stand for marriage.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed. Be A Blessing.

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R-74 PICKUP LOCATIONS:


Updated 3/15/2012; 12:38 PM:

We received a call from Joseph Backholm a few moments ago. The list of petition pickup points that we received from FPIW had not been fully confirmed. We have removed that list and will republish their revised list as soon as it is available.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

David Barton: "America's Most Biblically-Hostile US President"

As many of you know, I have spent a fair amount of time holding rallies and events with David Barton.

What I have come to know about him is that he does his homework. What he writes and teaches is always very well documented. I also happen to know that he, as many of us, is deeply concerned about our country, our culture and the future of religious freedom in America.

Please take a moment today and read this---carefully. How can anyone remain silent and inactive in these times?

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America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President
David Barton - 02/29/2012

America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions.

Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.

1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:
  • April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren't like them.” 1

  • February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

  • April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

  • May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

  • April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

  • October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6

  • November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 7

  • January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8

  • February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9

  • April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10

  • August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11

  • November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12

  • November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13

  • December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14

  • January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15

  • February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16

2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

  • June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

  • August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America). 18

  • September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 19

  • September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 20

  • November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 21

  • November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans. 22

  • February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 23

  • February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 24

  • February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

  • January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 26

  • January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 27

  • March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 28

  • March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

  • March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 30

  • May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31 He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 32

  • May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 33

  • July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 34

  • September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 35

  • July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 36

  • August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 37

  • September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 38

  • February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 39

  • March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 40

  • July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 41

  • September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 42

  • October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 43

4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

  • May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 44

  • April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 45

  • April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 46

  • August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 47

  • August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 48

  • 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 49

  • October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 50

  • February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do. 52

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.


Endnotes

1. Sarah Pulliam Baily, "Obama: ‘They cling to guns or religion’," Christianity Today, April 13, 2008.

2. Aliza Marcus, "Obama to Lift ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers," Bloomberg, February 27, 2009; Sarah Pulliam Baily, "Obama Admin. Changes Bush ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers," Christianity Today, February 18, 2011.

3. Jim Lovino, "Jesus Missing From Obama’s Georgetown Speech," NBC Washington, April 17, 2009.

4. Johanna Neuman, “Obama end Bush-era National Prayer Day Service at White House," Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2009.

5. Chris McGreal, “Vatican vetoes Barack Obama’s nominees for U.S. Ambassador,” The Guardian, April 14, 2009.

6. Meredith Jessup, “Obama Continues to Omit ‘Creator’ From Declaration of Independence,” The Blaze, October 19, 2010.

7. "Remarks by the President at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia," The White House, November 10, 2010.

8. LadyImpactOhio, " Feds sued by Veterans to allow stolen Mojave Desert Cross to be rebuilt," Red State, January 14, 2011.

9. Marrianne Medlin, “Amid criticism, President Obama moves to fill vacant religious ambassador post,” Catholic News Agency, February 9, 2011; Thomas F. Farr, “Undefender of the Faith,” Foreign Policy, April 5, 2012.

10. Chris Johnson, “ENDA passage effort renewed with Senate introduction,” Washington Blade, April 15, 2011.

11. Chuck Donovan, “HHS’s New Health Guidelines Trample on Conscience,” Heritage Foundation, August 2, 2011.

12. Todd Starns, “Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial,” Fox News, November 4, 2011.

13. Joel Siegel, “Obama Omits God From Thanksgiving Speech, Riles Critics,” ABC News, November 25, 2011.

14. Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day,” U.S. Department of State, December 6, 2011.

15. Ted Olson, “Church Wins Firing Case at Supreme Court,” Christianity Today, January 11, 2012.

16. Audrey Hudson, “Obama administration religious service for student loan forgiveness,” Human Events, February 15, 2012.

17.Houston Veterans Claim Censorship of Prayers, Including Ban of ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’,” Fox News, June 29, 2011.

18. Jason Ukman, “Air Force suspends ethics course that used Bible passages that train missle launch officers,” Washington Post, August 2, 2011.

19. "Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion," Department of the Air Force, September 1, 2011.

20. "Wounded, Ill, and Injured Partners in Care Guidelines," Department of the Navy (accessed on February 29, 2012).

21. "Air Force Academy Backs Away from Christmas Charity," Fox News Radio, November 4, 2011.

22. Jenny Dean, "Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans," Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2011.

23. Ken Blackwell, "Gen. Boykin Blocked At West Point," cnsnews.com, February 1, 2012.

24. Geoff Herbert, " Air Force unit removes 'God' from logo; lawmakers warn of 'dangerous precedent'," syracuse.com, February 9, 2012.

25. Todd Starnes, "Army Silences Catholic Chaplains," Fox News Radio, February 6, 2012.

26. Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles, "Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding," Reuters, January 23, 2009.

27. "Obama pick: Taxpayers must fund abortions," World Net Daily, January 27, 2009.

28. Steven Ertelt, "Pro-Life Groups Left Off Obama’s Health Care Summit List, Abortion Advocates OK," LifeNews, March 5, 2009.

29. " Obama Signs Order Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Funding," Fox News, March 9, 2009.

30. Steven Ertelt, “ Obama Administration Announces $50 Million for Pro-Forced Abortion UNFPA,” LifeNews, March 26, 2009; Steven Ertelt, "President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation," LifeNews, February 11, 2012.

31. Steven Ertelt, "Barack Obama’s Federal Budget Eliminates Funding for Abstinence-Only Education," LifeNews, May 8, 2009.

32. Steven Ertelt, "Obama Budget Funds Sex Ed Over Abstinence on 16-1 Margin," LifeNews, February 14, 2011.

33. Steven Ertelt, "Obama Admin Terrorism Dictionary Calls Pro-Life Advocates Violent, Racist," LifeNews, May 5, 2009.

34. "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies," The White House, June 17, 2009.

35. Matt Cover, "Obama’s EEOC Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals," cnsnews.com, January 18, 2010.

36. Tess Civantos, "White House Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution That Legalizes Abortion, GOP Reps Say," Fox News, July 22, 2010.

37. Steven Ertelt, "Obama, Congress Cut Funding for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study," LifeNews, August 26, 2010.

38. Steven Ertelt, "President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation," LifeNews, February 11, 2012.

39. Brian Montopoli, "Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA," CBSNews, February 23, 2011.

40. Steven Ertelt, "Obama Admin Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos," LifeNews, March 2, 2011.

41. Elisabeth Bumiller, "Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy," New York Times, July 22, 2011; George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1934), Vol. XI, pp. 83-84, from General Orders at Valley Forge on March 14, 1778.

42. Luis Martinez, "Will Same Sex Marriages Pose a Dilemma for Military Chaplains?," ABC News, October 12, 2011.

43. Jerry Markon, "Health, abortion issues split Obama administration and Catholic groups," Washington Post, October 31, 2011.

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