Archive for March, 2014
Posted in Religion on March 31, 2014|
What does it take to get the MSM and Obama to notice the massacres of Christians? How many must die?
The left, including Obama and Holder, still lament the limited, controlled waterboarding of a handful of Gitmo detainees, and worry of any perceived loss of civil rights in any future terrorist arrests but remain oblivious to the mounting numbers of murdered Christians. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/hundreds-of-christians-slaughtered-in-central-africa-by-muslim-rebels/ and http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4065/september-horror-christians-islam
Killing Christians to drive them out of Africa/Middle East has been happening for nearly 3 years; it is inextricably linked to the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and the rise of the fundamentalist extremist Muslim Brotherhood, a group that has friends among the Obama administration and also the Clintons. Holidays such as Christmas bring increased violence to the Coptic Christians there, and has expanded, especially in Iraq, Syria and Nigeria. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/islamic-terrorists-slaughter-37-iraqi-christians-on-christmas-day/
Unfortunately, there are panderers to Islam activism in Western Europe as well. Here a small group of Christians in Cologne, Germany attempt a protest against the persecution of Christians only to be crashed, then physically assaulted, by a larger group of Muslims. You’ll notice the police stood by without helping the Christians, despite repeated pleas for help. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/angry-muslims-crash-rally-against-christian-persecution-attack-protesters-video/
In Nigeria, there are similarities with the Spanish Inquisition that basically eliminated Jews from their countries; most were given a choice to convert to Christianity or die. Hard to believe we’re regressing to that time. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/19/convert-or-die-nigerian-terrorist-group-boko-haram-tells-christian-women/?intcmp=latestnews
Now the killings have taken on a new dimension in Syria, where Muslims perform what they term “human sacrifices” of Christians for Allah and then capture it on film. The link contains a word article plus several videos posted by the Syrians, the videos are extremely bloody and gruesome. http://shoebat.com/2014/03/11/muslims-conduct-real-life-ritual-human-sacrifice-video/
Why is the ongoing violence against Christians being ignored? Here’s a perspective by Islam expert Raymond Ibrahim http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/03/21/why-the-media-doesnt-cover-jihadist-attacks-on-middle-east-christians/
Can anyone govern the disparate factions in Egypt? Before his ouster, Mubarak ensured the safety of that nation’s Coptic Christians. With the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood, will the Copts be protected? http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/167586 The Future of Egypt’s Copts
Shouldn’t we be doing something other that sending money overseas to nations who hate us and harbor Muslim extremists? http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/02/08/at-pakistans-taliban-u-jihadists-major-in-anti-americanism/
The words against Christians has taken on the hue of those against Israel by its Arab neighbors. They don’t want negotiation, they want the Jews to leave, preferably by dying. Now that same stance of Extermination is being used against Christians as well. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10450617/Christians-face-extinction-amid-sectarian-terror-minister-warns.html
Christianity is in danger of becoming extinct in its ancient homelands because of a rising tide of sectarian attacks, a senior minister will warn on Friday.
Violence against Christian worshippers and other religious minorities by fanatics has become a “global crisis” and is the gravest challenge facing the world this century, Baroness Warsi will say.
“A mass exodus is taking place, on a Biblical scale. In some places, there is a real danger that Christianity will become extinct,” she will say at a speech at Georgetown University in Washington
March 30, 2014
4th Sunday in Lent
Prelude: My Song is Love Unknown [Ralph Vaughn Williams]
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn: I Sing the Mighty Power of God [Ellacombe]
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Response of Thanksgiving:Kyrie
Sharing the Peace
Anthem: O Savior of the World [John Goss]
Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Lesson: I Samuel 16:1-13
Sung Psalm 23: The Lord’s My Shepherd, All My Need [Evan]
Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel Lesson: John 9:1-41
Affirmation of Faith: from A Brief Statement of Faith
Sermon Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory [CWM Rhondda]
The Lord’s Prayer
Offertory: The King of Love My Shepherd Is [Robin Milford]
Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn: Open My Eyes That I May See [Open My Eyes]
Charge and Benediction
Benedictory Response: Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing
Closing Voluntary: God of Grace and God of Glory [Paul Manz]
Brussels has a new treat called, “Waffle Obama.” Do they know he’s famous over here for his waffling and his opponents call him “President Waffles?” http://twitchy.com/2014/03/27/heh-menu-item-in-brussels-captures-president-obama-perfectly-pic/ Thanks to Ari Shapiro for tweet and pic:
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At this stall in Brussels they advertise a “Waffle Obama.” They may not get the double meaning. Or, maybe they do.
Here’s the pic, note the ad in the upper right corner.
From the computer and house of Osama bin Ladin comes information that the seat of the al-Queda jihad on the United States and the West was not in Afghanistan but in Pakistan. Thus we sent a ton of $$ to our supposed ally while they, and bin Ladin, were leading the jihad. The other issue is when did Obama know this, did he learn of it during his early 2009 trip to Pock-ah-stan? People have been played here and obviously Pakistan suckered us. The question is: Obama has known this for awhile, how long has he been suckering the American public? Keep in mind that this information is coming from the lefty New York Times newspaper. http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/03/21/ego-te-absolvo/
But, she writes, the Obama administration has made a policy decision to ignore this perfidy, since to publicly acknowledge Islamabad’s guilt would force the administration to act in ways they are not prepared to act.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/03/obamas-useful-idiocy-a-look-back.php Remember that cozy Obama conversation with the Russian president before the 2012 election in which our president promised the Russians he would be “more flexible” after the election? I thought that alone should have cost Obama the election because it showed 1] Obama was talking about nuclear arms and thus, our national security 2] we couldn’t trust our own president 3] our president was colluding with the Communist nation to put something over the heads of the American people. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/03/obamas-useful-idiocy-a-look-back.php
This article discusses how Ronald Reagan negotiated from a position of strength and increased our nuclear arsenal before discussing any arms reduction with the USSR. [Now the Russians are using the Reagan method by building up their arsenal and then promising to reduce a few]. The left reacted by cries of doom, especially Hollywood, which came out with a plethora of films and tv shows about nuclear wars. You know what? I remember being terrified by the anti-nuclear The Day After on ABC, what a dummy I was. I didn’t even recognize that it was lefty propaganda, I took it pretty much for a documentary. Despite the resistance, Reagan caused the Russian empire to crumble but the left wants to aid its resurrection. I didn’t remember the article student Barack Obama wrote for the NYT in 1983 in which he supported Reagan… haha just kidding. He hated what Reagan was doing.
In 1983 protesters formed a 14-mile anti-nuclear “human chain” in Berkshire, England. When Reagan visited London for an economic summit the following year, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament turned out somewhere between 80,000 (police count) and 200,000 (CND count) protesters marching from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square to greet him. Reagan modestly allowed that he didn’t “take credit for all of the demonstrators being there for me…”
Nowhere was the hysteria greater than on college campuses. It manifested itself in intense hostility to the military, to national defense and security, and to every aspect of the Reagan defense build-up. The college crowd hated Reagan’s opposition to Communism, wherever applied.
The New York Times reported that in 1983, as a Columbia undergraduate, Barack Obama was among the “useful idiots” expressing high-minded disparagement of Reagan’s defense policies. That’s not exactly how the Times put it, because Times reporters William Broad and David Sanger failed to supply the missing historical context that Charen’s book provides, and because the Times itself figures prominently among the “useful idiots” chronicled by Charen.
The Times article reported on Obama’s March 1983 article “Breaking the war mentality.” The Times noted that in the article Obama railed against discussions of “first-versus second-strike capabilities” that “suit the military-industrial interests” with their “billion-dollar erector sets,” and agitated for the elimination of global arsenals holding tens of thousands of deadly warheads.
This doesn’t sound good, either. This will be more important when he becomes civilian head of NATO. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304679404579461691460825368
A Questionable Choice for NATO’s Civilian Head
Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg has peculiar views on nuclear deterrence and America’s role in the world
It’s appropriate when discussing Biden that we’re referring to outer space: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25425112/frozen-pink-dwarf-planet-biden-spotted-beyond-pluto If I can only check one database, I check Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit blog. It’s comprehensive, easy to read and he’s incredibly clever. Here’s his comment on the above link to the frozen pink dwarf planet named “Biden.” http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/:
THEY GAVE IT THAT NAME BECAUSE IT’S DIM
Spent yesterday with caregiving duties and went to gym with sudden sinus headache before the rainstorm so I took antihistamines and inhalers….zzzzzzzzz. Zombie sleep that lasted into Friday afternoon. Blech. Wonder what it’s like to live in the desert or a drier climate?
So the President of the United States goes on a taxpayer-funded trip to our “ally” Saudi Arabia but the Saudi’s refuse to allow a Jewish reporter to enter the country. What does our president do? Naturally, he bows. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/03/25/saudis-jew-stays out/ Wonder what Obama would have done if the reporter had been openly gay, say Anderson Cooper, and refused entry?
Meanwhile the League of Nations, er cough cough, the United Nations, is on the job when it comes to Putin/Ukraine: http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/un-sort-of-isolates-russia/ Milquetoast response since no Israel-hate or slaps at the United States or transfer of money to underdeveloped countries was involved.
Not much better at NATO. Obama is clueless when it comes to the military. He’s a true Make Love, Not War kind of guy. Can we pass a new amendment that no president can be an alumnus of Columbia University? http://pjmedia.com/blog/putins-next-steps-why-he-does-not-fear-nato/
Ukraine took notice. The traditional “bread basket” of Russia was on its way to being the next new NATO member after Georgia. A year-and-a-half after NATO’s non-response to the Russian invasion of Georgia, Ukraine — which had been on the verge of kicking the Russian Navy out of Crimea — signed a 25-year lease allowing the Russian Black Sea Fleet to base in its country
Ah, our John Kerry-led State Department, which is about as competent as our Hillary Clinton-led State Department, is out there working. Raise your hand if you remember when the US State Department was respected throughout the nation and world. http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2014/03/26/worst-department-state-ever/ Yes our State Department today works on worldwide crises by Tweeting. The person who wrote this tweet is the official spokesperson for the US State Department. ‘Yeh, we’re standing with you, Ukraine. Next, we’re going to start a Ribbon Campaign to show our Solidarity with you, what color would you like? Yellow? No that’s the color for the United States under Obama.’
— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) March 26, 2014
Happens all the time to women. They lose weight, they lose their common sense. Double dumbness for Rachael Ray, she shills for ObamaCare on her TV show then brags about it on Twitter. Goodbye, Rachael Ray. Goodbye, Rachael Ray cookware I’ve been eyeing on QVC. http://twitchy.com/2014/03/27/not-rachael-ray-too-tv-cook-shills-for-obamacare-sours-fans/
Funny how HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius just told a Congressional committee that she has no idea what the enrollment numbers are, what the uninsured numbers are, or how many of the unknown numbers of new enrollees were forced to enroll because they had just lost their insurance due to O’Care. Delicately places hand on forehead and whines, “I know nothing, nothing.” She had barely walked backed down the Congressional steps when the WH announces ObamaCare has reached the new goal of 6 million enrollees. They announce a Success! All is Well, Vote Democratic.
Really? When did 6 million become the goal? How many of those enrollees have paid for their premiums? How many were Medicaid enrollee? What were the subsidies, which will be paid by taxpayers? How many were illegal immigrants? How many were people who lost their insurance due to ObamaCare? Color me….Skeptical. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/liberal-success-6-million-sign-up-for-obamacare-6-2-million-have-lost-their-insurance/ Let’s see: Obama Gang happy because 6 Million maybe have signed up while 6.2 Million lost their insurance due to ObamaCare but they see that as a winner? Hey, they told Low Information Voters there would be no math.
I have no answer to this question: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/27/why-does-kathleen-sebelius-still-have-a-job/
Note to MSNBC: I wouldn’t use the word “Gut” as a verb when discussing abortion. People might, you know, think about what that “choice” is doing to the baby, as in “gutting a deer.” http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/03/28/msnbc-moans-texas-all-guts-roe-v-wade