June 3-4, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 06/03/2017

Saddleback Youth Mentor Arrested for Allegedly Committing ‘Lewd Acts’ With Teenage Boys   May 30, 2017 05:28 pm

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — A volunteer youth worker at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has been arrested on allegations that he committed lewd acts with two teenage boys. According to reports, officials at the church called police after being informed that mentor Ruven Meulenberg, 32, had engaged in indecent behavior with a 14-year-old boy. An investigation led to a…

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Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Wisconsin School District Must Allow Girl in Boys’ Restroom   May 31, 2017 05:12 pm

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a Wisconsin school district must allow a girl who identifies as a boy to use the boys’ restroom, concluding that the prohibition would likely cause “irreparable harm.” “A transgender student’s presence in the restroom provides no more of a risk to other students’ privacy rights…

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Parents Sue San Diego School District Over ‘Initiative to Combat Islamophobia’   May 29, 2017 01:32 pm

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Six parents and two non-profit organizations have filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District to challenge the implementation of a new “initiative to combat Islamophobia” in schools. “Students of all faiths face daily bullying, but instead of protecting all religious students, the school district has selected Muslim students…

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NYC De Blasio Admin Staffer, Young Democrats President Arrested for Possession of Over 3,000 Child Porn Files   May 30, 2017 01:48 pm

NEW YORK — An employee under the De Blasio administration and president of Manhattan Young Democrats has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of thousands of files containing child pornography. Jacob Schwartz, 29, was taken into custody on last week after investigators found on his computer more than 3,000 images and 89 videos depicting children…

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City Refuses Atheist Group’s Request to Remove Cross From Public Park   May 28, 2017 08:55 am

NEOSHO, Mo. — Officials at a city in Missouri have decided to refuse a prominent professing atheist organization’s request to remove a cross display from a public park. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter earlier this month to the mayor of the city of Neosho, stating that it had been informed by a complainant that a cross…

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Pregnant Teen Prohibited From Walking Christian School Graduation for Violating Code of Conduct   May 27, 2017 10:24 am

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A pregnant teenager has been prohibited from walking her graduation ceremony due to a violation of her Christian school’s code of conduct, which requires that students refrain from premarital sex. Heritage Academy Principal Dave Hobbs says that he doesn’t believe the situation would be a good example for those in attendance and also doesn’t…

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Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 328,348 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2015   May 31, 2017 11:59 am

Photo Credit: Credit Tomasz Kobosz WASHINGTON — Following a several month delay, Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which reveals that the number of abortions performed by the organization are the highest since 2011 while the number of women using Planned Parenthood’s services in general continues to be the lowest in a decade. The abortion…

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Ben & Jerry’s Australia Refuses to Sell Two Scoops of Same Flavor Until Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Legalized in Country   May 31, 2017 03:44 pm

Asserting that “love comes in all flavors,” the Australian branch of the popular ice cream parlor chain Ben & Jerry’s is refusing to sell two scoops of the same flavor until same-sex “marriage” is legalized in the country. The company has produced a short video and statement outlining why patrons in all 26 of its Australian locations won’t be able to have…

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Officiates Same-Sex Ceremony of DNC Staffer   Jun 01, 2017 06:01 am

Former Vice President Joe Biden officiated over his second same-sex ceremony on Saturday, this time between the finance chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and his partner. Biden presided over the ceremony for Henry Muñoz III and Kyle Ferrari on Saturday, and a photograph of the occasion was posted online by Melanie Griffith. “My dearest…

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Hallmark Offering Cards to Celebrate ‘Gender Transitions’   May 27, 2017 02:44 pm

The popular greeting card company Hallmark is selling cards to affirm those who identify as “transgender” and to celebrate those who are undergoing gender “transitions,” the company has confirmed. “Hallmark is committed to helping people share what’s in their hearts with those they love, and we strive to be inclusive and relevant with our products,” the…

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June 1, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — A George Soros-funded organization calling itself the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) held a conference on May 25 to celebrate 14 years of existence, while preparing “to continue the fight for trans equality.” Sponsors of this special event included Amazon, Facebook, Google, and the CIA…. (more)

June 1, 2017
JOAN SWIRSKY — It was a good plan. After their thunderous loss in the presidential election, our country’s premier Olympian liars – – Democrats all – – put their heads together to develop a plan to accuse the newly elected president of collusion with our Russian enemy, to get him impeached forthwith, and ultimately to preserve the communist/jihadist government that it took the previous eight years of formal power and a hundred years of planning to accomplish…. (more)

June 1, 2017

WORLDNETDAILY — President Trump made good Thursday on a campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Paris global climate-change agreement, to which most nations already have subscribed. “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” he said at the White House’s Rose Garden…. (more)


June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump’s America-first mantra steamrolled over the objections of lawmakers, top CEOs, the Pentagon, the U.N. and even his own daughter, as he announced Thursday that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions…. (more)


June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that they back President Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris climate agreement, which Trump said circumvented the will of Congress because it was never ratified by the U.S. Senate like other treaties…. (more)

June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — With President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate pact, European leaders on Thursday declared that such a move is final and that the U.S. will not be welcomed back into the deal. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni and French President Emmanuel Macron released a joint statement an hour after Mr. Trump announced his decision, saying the landmark deal is “irreversible” and that America cannot change its commitment…. (more)

June 1, 2017
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — Germans do not seem too friendly to Americans these days. According to a recent Harvard Kennedy School study of global media, 98 percent of German public television news portrays President Donald Trump negatively, making it by far the most anti-Trump media in the world…. (more)

June 1, 2017

ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and of the Obama administration’s potentially illegal use of the government’s foreign-intelligence-collection power for the purpose of monitoring Americans – – in particular, Americans connected to the Trump campaign and transition…. (more)


June 1, 2017

NEW YORK POST — Imagine living in a bubble so impermeable, it didn’t occur to you that retailing a photograph of a decapitated president’s head would be a horrendous career move – – a bubble in which you don’t know anyone who doesn’t think the world would be a better place once Donald Trump had had his head cut off…. (more)


May 31, 2017
RICH LOWRY — For a bull in the china shop, President Donald Trump has so far gingerly stepped around the Paris climate accord. That dance could end as soon as this week, with Trump deciding whether to stay in or opt out… (more)

May 31, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Democrats are unsatisfied with congressional probes into Russia because they believe only an independent commission will come to the conclusion Hillary Clinton was cheated, according to a report published Tuesday…. (more)

May 31, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Did the Democrats’ orchestrated attempt to catch the Trump administration in a major scandal with Russia just blow up? The Washington Times reported it was President Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, who prompted the investigation into claims the Trump campaign had inappropriate contacts with the Russian government…. (more)

May 31, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Washington watchdogs at Judicial Watch say they have uncovered a case that illustrates how the “Deep State,” the federal bureaucrats left from the Obama administration, may be impacting the presidency of Donald Trump…. (more)

May 31, 2017
NEWSMAX — Huma Abedin has invited her admitted sex offender husband, Anthony Weiner, back home – – less than two weeks after filing for divorce from the serial sexter, the New York Post reported Tuesday night…. (more)

May 31, 2017
BOB UNRUH — A federal judge in California, William Orrick III, has banned the publishing of an undercover video in which abortionists joke among themselves about the killing of unborn infants…. (more)

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — Kathy Griffin’s picture triumphantly holding up the “bloody” decapitated “head” of a Donald Trump dummy is receiving the attention of the Secret Service. After she posted the image, numerous people on social media not only criticized her but also tagged the Secret Service, the agency charged with protecting the president and handling assassination threats…. (more)


May 31, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Barack Obama’s last year in office set a high watermark for new federal rules and regulations as the outgoing Democrat sought to leave his mark on the country through a “pen and phone” strategy…. (more)

May 30, 2017

NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump expressed his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind, hailing as heroes the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington National Cemetery…. (more)


May 29, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump has some unwavering support from a very unique demographic: Republican military veterans. An extensive new Pew Research Center reveals that 98 percent of these GOP vets approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing. He has some fans across the greater population of vets as well. The poll also found that 54 percent of them also approve of the president…. (more)

May 29, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined bikers on Sunday afternoon as part of the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder’s “Ride for Freedom,” a Memorial Day event to honor the U.S. Military…. (more)

May 29, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump plans to announce an end to former President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy, The Daily Caller reported. The Caller said it learned of the plans from two unnamed sources at an anti-embargo group and the information was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council…. (more)

May 29, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The Putin regime is hostile to the United States. Donald Trump’s infatuation with forging an alliance with Russia (much like his infatuation with crafting a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians whose objective is to destroy Israel) has always struck me as reckless, occasionally repugnant, and always hopelessly naive. Similarly naive, and obnoxious to the American tradition of resisting royalty, is President Trump’s reliance in major matters of policy on his son-in-law and daughter, two young people who have little if any experience in many of their swelling areas of responsibility…. (more)

May 29, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — What caused the Barack Obama administration to begin investigating the Donald Trump campaign last summer has come into clearer focus following a string of congressional hearings on Russian interference in the presidential election…. (more)

May 29, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — A budding independent TV news company is jumping into the Seth Rich murder case with both feet today – – boosting the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the slain Democratic National Committee employee’s killer or killers by an additional $100,000 and issuing a step-by-step report on why the mysterious death is more than a “conspiracy theory.”… (more)

May 29, 2017
ALAN KEYES — “I wonder, though, whether as I come to the end of my exploration, I have changed my mind about declaring myself an atheist. With my definition of God as that which we cannot know, to declare myself an atheist would mean that I believe there is nothing we cannot know…. In some sense I think I have proved that this God does exist. The challenge now is to explore what quality this God has”… (more)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Uses Voice Changer To Call Law Firm Suing DNC – Forgets To Disable Caller ID
There was a hilarious filing with the court today in the lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee – in which Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a defendant. Attorney Elizabeth Lee Beck’s office received a call just before 5PM on Thursday from an individual who was apparently using a ‘robotic and genderless’ voice changing device, sniffing around with questions about the DNC lawsuit filed over cheating in the 2016 election.

Climate expert praises Trump for pulling out of ‘sham’ Paris accord
“I’m glad that Trump had the fortitude to stick it out despite all the attempts to waylay him,” said Dr. Tim Ball, a retired climatologist at the University of Winnipeg and author of “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.”

Leaving Raqqa Behind: What’s Behind Daesh Fleeing For Palmyra
Daesh fighters have been increasingly active in the areas near Palmyra since they want to recapture the strategically important city and use it to advance to Deir ez-Zor and other critical locations across Syria at a time when the brutal group is likely to lose its so-called capital of Raqqa.

Israel disappointed after Trump delays US embassy move
President Donald Trump on Thursday has signed a waiver to delay relocating the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv; Prime Minister Netanyahu expresses disappointment, saying, we appreciate ‘Trump’s friendship to Israel’; Jordan, on the other hand, welcomes the decision.

In Damascus, a general feeling that the war is winding down
In Syria’s capital these days, people are breathing a little easier. Across Damascus, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the civil war years ago are contemplating a return.

Mattis says U.S. committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy
Trump has actively courted Chinese support on North Korea, raising concerns among Southeast Asian allies in the lead-up to the dialogue that Washington might allow China a freer rein elsewhere in the region. Mattis told reporters that in a speech on Saturday to the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore he would talk about the “international order” needed for a peaceful Asia…

Putin: Russia Doesn’t Hack But ‘Patriotic’ Individuals Might
President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: Turkish embassy hosts banned Islamic Movement chief at Iftar dinner
Turkish ambassador Kemal Okem hosted Sheikh Raed Salah, an Islamist leader who has spent time in Israeli jails for incitement and violence, to an Iftar dinner Thursday night, angering and raising eyebrows in Jerusalem. A picture of Salah at the dinner appeared on the the Turkish embassy’s Twitter feed under the caption: “Amb Okem hosted an iftar dinner with the participation of the Arab and Muslim community leaders. #Ramadan Kareem!”

UN secretary-general: ‘Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism
“Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism,” declared United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a meeting with senior officials of the Simon Weisenthal Center (SWC). The meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York, according to an SWC press release sent out on Tuesday…Guterres said that “history must be respected. Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions.”

Kabul bomb: Angry protesters march in Afghan capital
Police in the Afghan capital Kabul have fired shots into the air to hold back hundreds of protesters demanding the government step down in the wake of a devastating bomb attack. Crowds rallied near the site of Wednesday’s blast, chanting anti-government and anti-Taliban slogans. Police in riot gear also used tear gas and water cannon to block them from the presidential palace.

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord
There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the move “extremely regrettable”. She defended the accord, saying: “Nothing can and nothing will stop us.” Mr Trump said he was prepared to discuss a new deal, but key signatories to the accord quickly ruled that out.

US travel ban goes to Supreme Court
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries. The ban has been blocked by lower courts which have said that it is discriminatory. Two emergency applications have now been filed by the government with the court’s nine justices that seek to overturn those lower court rulings.

Gravitational waves: Third detection of deep space warping
Scientists are reporting yet another burst of gravitational waves. The signals were picked up by the Advanced LIGO facilities in the US and are determined to have come from the merger of two huge black holes some three billion light-years from Earth. It is the third time now that the labs’ laser instruments have been perturbed by the warping of space-time.

Artificial intelligence will outperform humans in all tasks in just 45 years
In less than 50 years, artificial intelligence will be able to beat humans at all of their own tasks, according to a new study. And, the first hints of this shift will become apparent much sooner. Within the next ten years alone, the researchers found AI will outperform humans in language translation, truck driving, and even writing high-school essays – and, they say machines could be writing bestselling books by 2049.

Password manager OneLogin hacked, exposing sensitive customer data
Password manager and single sign-on provider OneLogin has been hacked. In a brief blog post, the company’s chief security officer Alvaro Hoyos said that it was aware of “unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our US data region,” and that it had reached out to customers. Hoyos said that the company had blocked the unauthorized access after the breach and is working with law enforcement.

 S&P, Moody’s Downgrade Illinois to Near Junk, Lowest Ever for a U.S. State
Illinois had its bond rating downgraded to one step above junk by Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, the lowest ranking on record for a U.S. state, as the long-running political stalemate over the budget shows no signs of ending.

NATO Moves Thousands of Troops In One of Year’s Largest Europe Drills
NATO allies are conducting a massive drill in southeastern Europe meant to test the alliance’s ability to move large quantities of troops and equipment into the region.

Auto Bloodbath: Lowest Domestic Auto Sales In Three Years Despite Record Inventories And Incentives
After abysmal March and April sales data, any hope for a rebound in the US auto market fizzled as overall cars sales declined again, with domestic light vehicles sales printing an annualized 12.59 million, the lowest sales number going back more than three years, despite record inventories and car discounts.

“She Has No Self-Awareness”: RNC Chair Blasts Hillary Clinton For Her Election Excuses
“She seems to be totally unaware. She has no self-awareness. Maybe she needs a class or something that we can send her to… it reinforces why she lost every time she goes out and does these interviews.”

Trump to sign waiver delaying US embassy move to Jerusalem
Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump has kept the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks
Thirty-eight days into the job, the new director of the US Secret Service, Randolph Alles, is getting to know his agency. Alles told reporters Thursday that he’s working to grow the Secret Service, including by relaxing the agency’s drug policy on marijuana.

Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his addict son a lesson
A Sheepshead Bay father was so angry when he found his heroin addict son’s stash that he shot it up himself and almost died of an overdose — just to send a message to his kid.

Bill honoring reunification of Jerusalem makes its way through US Senate
Senator Mitch McConnell along with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer…introduced a bill this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “reunification of Jerusalem.”…it emphasizes that for 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been “Judaism’s holiest city…”The bill also praises Egypt and Jordan for their embracing of peace with Israel…and reiterates American policy that the permanent status of Jerusalem must be determined through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, “towards a two-state solution.”

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands
The US will not accept China’s militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned. Speaking at a security conference in Singapore, he said such moves undermined regional stability. China’s territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea are contested by several nations.

Organic foods backed by landmark report – warning pesticides far more dangerous than was thought
Consumers should consider going organic because pesticides on foods are far more dangerous than was thought, causing damage to the human brain, a major study suggests. The research, published by the European Parliament, warns of the “very high costs” of current levels of exposure to pesticides – especially for children and pregnant women.

A big health insurer is planning to punish patients for ‘unnecessary’ ER visits
Anthem is the nation’s second-largest health insurer, with thousands of medical professionals on its payroll. Yet its Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia subsidiary has just informed its members that if they show up at the emergency room with a problem that later is deemed to have not been an emergency, their claim won’t be paid….It defined inappropriate visits as any but those that “a prudent layperson, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health,” would believe needed immediate treatment.

Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for Southeast Asia
At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards. “They said ‘surrender the Christians’,” said Faridah P. Ali, an assistant director of the regional prison authority. “We only had one Christian staff member so we put him with the inmates so he wouldn’t be noticed,” he said.

Boy ‘Identifying’ as Girl Swamps Opponents in Connecticut High School Track Meet
A…high school girl’s track star from New Britain, Connecticut, has lost her usual first place spot to a boy who “identifies” as a girl on an opposing high school track team, and her loss sparks many questions about fairness and rights. Freshman Andraya Yearwood, 15, a biological male who identifies as a girl, received permission to join the Cromwell High girls track team…And, all of this has occurred quite despite the fact that Yearwood has taken no steps to transition into a girl.

Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse
The choice is heartbreaking: stay to help other families, or leave to help your own That’s the calculation thousands in Puerto Rico are making. The bankruptcy of the U.S. commonwealth, the culmination of years of decline, has accelerated an exodus that’s adding to the island’s economic misery.

Clash Between Qatar And The Saudis Could Threaten OPEC Deal
The cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes all Arab Gulf countries, seems to be cracking.

Sweden: Three Out of Four ‘Child Refugees’ Are Actually Adults
A new study by the Swedish National Board of Medicines has found that three out of four so-called child “refugees” are actually adults, another illustration of how European people are being massively deceived about the true nature of the migrant crisis.

Trump Vows to Cut Obama Regs Draining $2 Trillion From Economy
A record-setting series of regulations issued by the outgoing Obama administration in 2016 will cost the economy nearly $2 trillion a year, but President Trump has vowed to boost the economy by cutting these regulations.

Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents
Buried in the news of everything important by the Mainstream Media that is still protecting Hillary and Obama even after Donald Trump became president: Report what we need to report and cover up what we need to cover up.

Obama’s shadow government grows roots in Washington President Obama has bought the mansion he’s been renting in the nation’s capital to wage war against his successor’s administration.

Secret Court Rebukes Obama NSA for 5-year Illegal Surveillance of U.S. citizens
There is no doubt that Obama illegally abused his power against United States Citizens using the NSA as well the IRS and every other letter agency. Well we just got some more evidence that he was spying on us and a a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue.When does Obama get to wear an orange jumpsuit?

Top Palestinian official: Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty
Senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub said Saturday evening that the Palestinians recognize that the Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty in any peace agreement, however the Temple Mount should not. In an interview on Channel 2’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Rajoub stated that “We understand that the Western Wall must be under Jewish sovereignty, but the Temple Mount is ours.”

Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Mosul while fleeing a district held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city, reports say. A Reuters TV crew found the bodies of men, women and children lying in a street in the Zanjili district. It is not clear how exactly the civilians were killed. A US aid worker was quoted as saying that IS had been shooting people trying to escape.

White House to ramp up infrastructure effort in coming days
The White House will kick its major infrastructure initiative into high gear next week with a string of high-profile events aimed at ramping up support for one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises. The administration had been under increasing pressure to show progress on the $1 trillion rebuilding package, which Trump broadly outlined in his budget proposal last week.

Over 1,000 Stores Close in a Single Week
It’s been a tough week for the retail industry, with more than 1,000 stores closing their doors for good…Michael Kors announced it would be closing over 100 locations, and…Radio Shack closed 1,000 locations across America…More than 100,000 retail workers have lost their jobs since October 2016.

Defense Secretary Mattis turns up heat on North Korea and China
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis turned up the heat on North Korea and its main benefactor, China, on Saturday, calling the North Koreans a “clear and present danger” and chastising the Chinese for coercive behavior in the South China Sea. His sharp words for both countries suggest he believes China will, out of self-interest, exert leverage on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs even as Washington pushes Beijing to change course in the South China Sea.

United Airlines ends flights to Venezuela, further isolating country
United Airlines will end its daily flight service to Venezuela in July, further isolating the crisis-hit South American country from international travel…Many airlines have left after a protracted dispute over billions of dollars they say the government owes them. They say President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has failed to reimburse companies in hard currency for ticket sales in local currency, as per strict currency controls in the socialist nation.

149 Dead So Far In Ramadan Attacks

Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing. Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.

Slashing of West Bank home plans frustrate settlers
Israeli settlers have learned that the Civil Administration’s High Planning Council, which will convene this week—for the first time during Donald Trump’s presidency—will not approve the construction of 4,000 housing units as originally planned, but only 2,291. According to them, of the units that will be approved, only a few hundred are planned for immediate construction.

Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax cuts. Speaking days before lawmakers return to Washington amid doubts about their ability to agree on legislation, Pence sought to add urgency to the debate by warning that consumers face dwindling access to Obamacare health coverage in some states.

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program
North Korea “fully rejects” the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a “hostile act” and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

6 killed, 3 suspects dead after ‘terrorist incident’ at London Bridge, Borough Market
Six people were killed, three attackers are dead and many other victims have been transported to hospitals after a “terrorist incident” in London Saturday night involving a vehicle reportedly plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge and reported stabbings at Borough Market, police said.

Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance – at Grade School Talent Show
What in the name of Ru Paul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education? Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to a man’s erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show.

USA Today: “Was the spying in the Obama administration worse than Watergate?”
…Obamagate is so much worse than Watergate. So much worse. Nixon wiretapped a room. Obama illegally surveilled 1000s of Americans, including President Trump, Republican news agents, SCOTUS, hundreds of judges, businessman etc. Susan Rice and Evelyn Farkas have already admitted this was the case. So much corruption. However, it’s not just the wiretapping and surveillance that is blatantly WRONG with the Obama era…

Obama Feds Refused to Prosecute NASA Intern Caught With Child Porn
A federal attorney in California refused to prosecute a NASA intern who was caught with nearly 1000 images of child pornography on his computer, according to a Inspector General’s report obtained by The Daily Caller.

Obama collusion with Russia?
Why didn’t the media go after President Obama for collusion with Russia? Was it simply because he wasn’t President Trump? To be clear, ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson does not believe the sometimes cozy contacts between the Obama administration and Moscow amounted to collusion, but, she observed, “under the definition currently used by Trump critics, it would be.”

CERN Director Visits Bilderberg, Fueling Fears Collider Opens Doors to “Extra Dimensions”
The top brass of CERN, which operates the the largest particle collider in the world, is attending Bilderberg this year, rekindling fears CERN will cause unfathomable changes to human civilization and may even lead to parallel dimensions.

Remember That Time Donald Trump Approved Sale Of 20% Of US Uranium To Russia? No, Wait…..That Was Hillary
…Remember the time that President Trump gave $150 Billion to a terrorist state and a sworn enemy of the United States. Then later shipped pallets full of small denomination unmarked bills to the same terrorist state and sworn enemy Oh no, that was President BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

Emails: Huma Abedin did ‘Russia’ favors for Clinton Foundation
… “The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘corruption central’ in the Obama administration,” he said. “No wonder Clinton’s allies in the State and Justice Departments had been slow-walking and hiding these emails.”

Nebraska May Lose Last Obamacare Provider
Medica Health, Nebraska’s last remaining Obamacare compliant individual insurance provider, has not yet decided whether it will continue to offer plans next year, according to the Omaha World Herald. Should Medica join the ranks of providers that have left the state’s Obamacare exchanges, some 100,000 Nebraskans will be left without an option for Obamacare insurance.

Obama And Hillary’s Behavior Unreal Part Of Trump’s Term
Both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump last week, marking the earliest time a former president attacked a sitting president in recent political history.

Lindsey Graham: Obama Admin Surveillance May Have ‘Unmasked’ My Conversation
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in an interview on Fox News Friday, claimed that the Obama administration had improperly “unmasked” him, and worried that former FBI director James Comey would perform a “hit job on President Trump” in his testimony next week.


Trump Is The Number One Topic On The Agenda Of The Bilderberg Group This Year

The Bilderberg Group conference is being held less than 30 miles from the White House, and the number one subject on the official agenda this year is Donald Trump. The three day summit began on Thursday, and the Westfields Marriot in Chantilly, Virginia has essentially been transformed into an armed fortress in order to protect the 131 dignitaries that are attending. But unlike other gatherings of world leaders, the mainstream media won’t be telling us what is going on inside because reporters are banned. (Read More…)


12 Signs The Economic Slowdown The Experts Have Been Warning About Is Now Here

Since the election there has been this perception among the American public that the economy is improving, but that has not been the case at all.  U.S. GDP growth for the first quarter was just revised up to 1.2 percent, but that is even lower than the average growth of just 1.33 percent that we saw over the previous ten years.  But when you look even deeper into the numbers a much more alarming picture emerges.  Commercial and industrial loan growth is declining, auto loan defaults are rising, bankruptcies are absolutely surging and we are on pace to break the all-time record for most store closings in a single year in the United States by more than 20 percent.  All of these are points that I have covered before, but today I have 12 new facts to share with you.  The following are 12 signs that the economic slowdown that the experts have been warning about is now here… (Read More…)


A List Of 100 Things That Liberals Hate About America

Why do liberals seem to hate just about everything that is good and true and right about this country?  Earlier today I was writing an article about Kathy Griffin and the hate-filled ideology that she represents, and it got me thinking about a lot of things.  I truly believe that her now infamous photograph will turn out to be a defining moment in American politics.  It has become exceedingly clear that Kathy Griffin and those like her have nothing to offer but anger, hate and violence, and that is not a message that most Americans are going to embrace.  So if true conservatives can start communicating a message of love, peace, prosperity, liberty and freedom that is based on the principles and values that this nation was founded upon, there is no way that the left is going to be able to compete with that. (Read More…)


In “delusional interview” Hillary proclaims – “I Was The Victim”: Blames DNC, NYT, “1,000 Russian Agents,” Comey And WikiLeaks For Loss

Could this be any more Clintony?

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Hypocrisy & Contradiction in the Liberal Media

Did you know the liberal media considers themselves “patriots” for hammering President Trump…but considers him “unamerican” for responding to their criticism?

Or that President Trump’s misspelling of a word on a tweet might be a sign of a President on the brink of mental and emotional collapse, and a danger to our nation?

Or how about “all this climate change is due to humanity” while they acknowledge natural climate change has been a reality for thousands of years?

These are a few of the topics we will cover in our Media Watch segment this morning. Also we respond to your questions from our last couple shows.

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Tragedy and Crisis at Saddleback Church

A sad story to report this morning is one that the Left may try using to accuse the Christian Church in America or hate or hypocrisy. A 32 year old volunteer youth minister at Saddleback Church has been arrested and charged with taking sexual improprieties of two underage children. The man charged is the son of Pastor Abraham Muelenberg. He spearheaded the Muslim outreach program at Saddleback Church and presented the controversial “Kingdom Circles” teaching a few years back, claiming that people (Muslims) did not need to become Christians to be saved.

We will discuss how these allegations, if true, could have a chilling affect on church youth and counseling programs in the future. In our first segment we check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss the ruling by a Federal Court that a Kenosha transgendered person must be allowed to use whichever bathroom and shower facility fits with her gender fluidity. Parents, it may be coming to your child’s school if it is not already there.

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Liberal Theology & Thought: A Cancer Spreading in the Professing Church?

We all celebrated when we thought Communism and Marxism had finally died with the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989. Little did we know Marxism hadn’t died; it had only morphed into something more subtle but every bit as dangerous: the new progressive liberalism. This is tolerance and inclusiveness on steroids!

By all accounts Marxism has infiltrated our colleges and media under the nomenclature of progressivism. It’s bad enough our nation’s younger people open their arms to this dangerous deception, but a growing number of professing Christians and churches have openly embraced and promoted this system that directly contradicts most of the Bible’s teachings. On today’s program, Mike LeMay and David Fiorazo explore this dangerous movement and how it is not only being openly embraced by millions of American citizens, but by too many ‘professing’ Christians in our nation.

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The Great Deception of Media, Public Education and Fake Christianity

The Bible warns us that in the final days deception would become so rampant and powerful that many would abandon biblical Christianity for a world-wide system based on Humanism, elevating the thinking of mankind and dismissing God and His Word. Over the past 20-30 years the face of media, public education, and even the Church in America has changed so radically that it looks nothing like to used to. And the sad truth is in the here and now, Secular Humanism is winning the hearts and minds of many youth–youth that will one day lead this nation and our local churches.

Our guest today is Don Venoit of Midwest Christian Outreach as we take a sobering look at the decay of American culture and thought, along with the many problems facing the Christian Church in America.

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The photo that lost radio’s ‘Bible Answer Man’ thousands of listeners

According to Tim Funk of Charlotte Observer, between 100 and 150 radio stations dropped BAM from their daily lineups. “That picture of Hank kneeling before a Greek Orthodox priest – that was hard for many evangelicals to see,” said Mike Carbone, chief operating officer at The Truth Network.  TTN dropped BAM from six of its stations, including those in Charlotte and Raleigh. “Hank is as likable a guy as you’ll find,” said Carbone, “but we were not able to go where he was going.”

CRN posted several stories on Hanegraaf’s shocking conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy that can be read here.  Now to Tim Funk’s report:

For nearly three decades, Hank Hanegraaff has been the “Bible Answer Man” to millions of evangelical Christians who tune in to his Charlotte-based radio program with questions – big and small – about Scripture.

“What does the Bible teach about debt?” they ask him. “When is divorce permissible?” And – the question that gets asked the most – “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?”

Two months ago, Hanegraaff, whose faith had long been focused on exploring the truth of a book, went through a different kind of religious experience. It was, he says, “one of the premiere moments in my life.”

On Palm Sunday, he and wife Kathy and two of their 12 children were “chrismated,” or confirmed, at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in southeast Charlotte. During the sacramental rite, a priest anointed them with oil and invoked the Holy Spirit.

And then …

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Ontario passes ‘totalitarian’ bill allowing gov’t to take kids from Christian homes

Lianne Laurence of LifeSiteNews reports what’s happening to parent’s rights in Canada:

Liberals have passed what critics describe as “totalitarian” Bill 89 by a vote of 63 to 23 on the last day before Queen’s Park adjourns for the summer.

Pro-family advocates warn Bill 89 gives the state more power to seize children from families that oppose the LGBTQI and gender ideology agenda, and allows government agencies to effectively ban couples who disagree with that agenda from fostering or adopting children.

Bill 89, or the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, repeals and replaces the former Child and Family Services Act that governs child protection services, and adoption and foster care services.

It adds “gender identity” and “gender expression” as factors to be considered “in the best interests of the child.”

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Hollywood Suffers Meltdown Over Paris Climate Move

Todd Starnes, host of Fox News & Commentary, reports that Hollywood’s so-called esteemed ‘scientists’ fear President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord will put us on a “slippery slope to the hothouse.” He writes:

“Today, our planet suffered,” tweeted Leonardo DiCaprio.

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the Paris Climate Accord has sparked widespread hysteria in juice bars and luxury spas across Hollywood.

As a candidate, Trump vowed to “cancel” the Paris climate deal – slamming what he called “draconian climate rules.”

“The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” the president told a gathering Thursday in the Rose Garden.

House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the president’s decision and thanked him for “withdrawing from this bad deal.”

“The Paris climate agreement was simply a raw deal for America,” Ryan said. “Signed by President Obama without Senate ratification, it would have driven up the cost of energy, hitting middle-class and low-income Americans the hardest.”

But some of Hollywood’s most esteemed scientists fear the president’s decision will put the nation on a slippery slope to the hothouse – an apocalyptic future with melting igloos and polar bears unable to put their Coca-Colas on ice.

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Heresy Hunter’s Open letter to Michael Brown…

In letter posted a few days ago, Churchwatch Central (CWC) had a lot to say to Dr. Michael Brown, who is a charismatic, for calling those of us who are involved in online apologetics and discernment ministries “self-appointed heresy hunters.” Actually, what we are is “wolf hunters.” The name fits, as we’re the ones who go after wolves in sheep’s clothing who are savaging the sheep.  Some of those we call out are New Apostolic Reformation self-appointed prophets and apostles who’ve introduced every heresy imaginable into the visible Church. In short, wolf hunters report on anyone who doesn’t hold to the essential doctrines of the Christian faith.

See also Discernment is rooted in maturity in Christ by Mike Ratliff

Wolf hunters fear God, not man; thus, we will often “names names.” One of the names we’ve brought to the attention of the Christian community is prominent apologist Michael Brown (here).  Why?  For sending wolves into sheep pens.  Dr. Brown responded to what some bloggers were reporting about him — and CWC has hit back.

Dear Dr. Brown,

Recently you took aim at Christians and labeled them as, “self-appointed heresy hunters” who “are like a doctor who amputated his patient’s head because the patient needed eye-glasses.” You went as far as to painting them to be “like the hypocrites Jesus spoke of who strained out a gnat yet swallowed a camel.” You’ve unfairly stereotyped them by claiming they are “damning some of God’s children to hell because of a difference over a non-essential doctrine or practice.”

We already know what you think about us with your false accusations and your fallacious arguments as to ignore the claims about you and your theological practices and leanings. Yet you hold to an ideal in hoping “God reveal to them the fullness of His truth and love, and may the discover the fullness of the Spirit’s power.”

Do you sincerely want that desire to come to pass? Then keep supporting your NAR Apostle and Prophet friends. Keep strengthening the “relational structures” of your NAR network and keep promoting a culture of ‘unity’ at the expense of love and truth.

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Top Headlines – 6/3-4/2017

Palestinians: Trump embassy decision shows his commitment to peace

Trump’s embassy waiver is another key policy disagreement with Israel

Evangelicals pray for God to give Trump courage to move embassy in the future

Pacific island nation Vanuatu recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Plans Underway for Construction of Third Temple in Jerusalem

Trump team looks to Obama-era West Bank security plan – report

Israeli minister holds rare meet with PA prime minister in West Bank

Israel said ready to give Palestinians extra control in some West Bank areas

Despite PA demands, Israel continues electricity supply to Gaza

Rivlin: Under peace deal, Jews will continue to live in Hebron

Reality drags more East Jerusalem Arabs toward quiet Israeli citizenship

Uproar at Israel Festival opening as culture minister jeered over nudity ban

IDF soldier wounded in stabbing attack at Samaria settlement

‘Kill the Jews’ spelled out in pine cones near Pittsburgh

Why Israel’s Quietest Border Could Face a ‘Massive Eruption’

Beauty amid the chaos: a snapshot of Syrian cities through Instagram

ISIS propaganda agency co-founder killed in Syria airstrike

U.S. hikes ‘combat power’ in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

Turkish military says kills 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Putin says he’s ready to sell S-400 anti-aircraft system to Turkey

Putin says US anti-missile system in Alaska, S.Korea challenges Russia

US Sanctions 12 Over North Korea Weapons Programs

Taliban using rape, blackmail to recruit young terrorists

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

China bans Ramadan observance in Muslim region

Resorts World Manila attack: Injuries reported at hotel, casino complex in Philippines

Resorts World Manila attack: Suspect found dead, no ‘concrete evidence’ of terrorism, police say

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

U.S. Has Admitted 46,371 Refugees So Far in FY 2017; Up 19% in May

‘You’re just there, trapped’: Why one Mexican woman decided to ‘self-deport,’ long before Trump

S&P, Moody’s Downgrade Illinois to Near Junk, Lowest Ever for a U.S. State

Wall Street hits record highs as economy seen accelerating

May’s U.K. Election Gamble Imperiled

‘Axis of love’: Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order

Putin denies a Russian state role in U.S. election, but says ‘patriotic’ hackers may have mounted attacks

Investigations focus on ‘unwittingly’ conspirators aiding Russia’s efforts to sabotage U.S. election

Nigel Farage is ‘person of interest’ in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia

Dem senators pressed FBI, Comey to probe Sessions’ contact with Russians

Hillary Clinton claims Trump unleashed ‘dangerous’ levels of hate

Hillary Lacks the Remorse of Conscience

Franken: Clinton should ‘move on’ from election loss

Jim Carrey on Kathy Griffin Controversy: Comedians Are ‘Last Line of Defense’ Against Trump

Kathy Griffin enlists celeb lawyer to respond to ‘bullying from the Trump family she has endured’

Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

Self-driving cars will double as security cameras, says Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

About half of all U.S. retail jobs could vanish due to computerization, analysis finds

Video shows maiden flight of cyborg dragonfly

Parents denied access to dead teen’s Facebook account

San Diego faces heightened risk of major earthquakes, studies say

Earthquake swarm in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Macquarie Island, Australia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kasiguncu, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 25,000ft

Kluchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Massive Big Sur landslide added 13 acres to Central California coast

Antarctica’s Larsen C Iceberg Is on the Brink of Breaking Off

Refugees face ‘acute crisis’ in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Cape Town cuts back to survive worst drought in 100 years

Trump quits the Paris climate accord, calling it a ‘bad deal’ for the U.S.

Rejecting climate pact, Trump tilts ‘America First’ toward ‘America Alone’

Paris Agreement on climate change: Pence says Trump ‘fighting for American jobs’

‘I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris’

Pittsburgh mayor fires back at Trump: My city will follow Paris agreement

Trump’s climate pullback opens door to Chinese leadership

Incensed Europe to Trump: Climate pact ‘not renegotiable’

Tom Steyer: Trump’s Paris exit a ‘traitorous act of war’

Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face

Trump urged to retain Paris climate deal by UN chief

Tech firms push Trump to not withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Weather Channel Website Goes Apocalyptic After Trump’s Paris Accord Repeal

Weather Channel sends Trump a message: ‘Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should’

The Left Is Melting Down Over Trump’s Climate Deal Exit

Hollywood suffers melt down over Paris Climate Accord

The 11 Dumbest Reactions to Trump Quitting the Paris Climate Accord

Think Tank Fellow: Paris Accord Is About Redistributing Wealth, Not Climate Change

Commerce Sec’y on Climate Pact: US Was Only Country Making Economic Sacrifice

Obama: Trump administration is joining ‘small handful of nations that reject the future’ with climate pact withdrawal

Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate – without a way to pay its $400-billion tab

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after swimming with new tattoo

State urges residents to get vaccinated as number of mumps cases soars

CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations

Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel

CDC says virus-removal technique is safe option for HIV-infected men who want to father children

Oregon transgender man expecting baby with husband

Illinois Forcing Foster Parents to Support Gender Transition or Lose Kids

Franklin Graham Defends Margaret Court After Lesbian Tennis Star Decries Views on Transgenderism as ‘Sick’

United Methodist Megachurch in Mississippi Leaves Denomination Over Homosexuality Debate

McDonald’s to use rainbow fry boxes at restaurants along Capital Pride parade route

Hinn, Oyakhilome to launch 24-hour TV channel, “LoveWorld USA

Word of Faith Fellowship – Prosecutor: Minister ‘directed’ beating of gay congregant

Prophetess Felly Wilson Says – You Can Command Speedier Lines & Lower Prices on Shoes

Trump’s evangelical Zionist Supporters Disappointed About Israel Embassy Decision

Hundreds of young Israeli’s join in Jerusalem ‘SlutWalk’

Trusted 70-Y-O Church Treasurer Sentenced for Thousands She ‘Stole From God’

Pastor, Wife Face Prison After Pleading Guilty to Stealing Thousands From Summer Food Program

Over 100 U.S. Mayors Join Letter Opposing Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Trinity Broadcasting Network trial: Jury to decide whether televangelist Jan Crouch covered up granddaughter’s sexual assault

Mike Ratliff – Struggling with repentance as God reveals to us what we are truly like outside of grace

Leaving the NAR Church: Kelsey’s story

God Is Moving to Unite Catholics and Protestants as Culture Crumbles, Says Peter Kreeft – ...what fellowship hath light with darkness?

UN secretary-general: ‘Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism’

Jerusalem reunification celebrated at European parliament

State to approve wave of construction in Judea and Samaria

Residents of historic Israeli settlement say they have returned home

Philippines wants new Israeli weapons – not US ‘second-hand’ equipment

Morocco king boycotts Africa summit to avoid Netanyahu

Thom Yorke on Israel boycott pressure: ‘I don’t agree with the cultural ban at all’

UN agency says Iran in compliance of landmark nuclear deal

Watchdog group: UNRWA urging aid for Gaza victims using photo of Syrian girl

U.S. hikes ‘combat power’ in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

Did Trump’s Trip Abroad Add Thousands of Jobs? Maybe in Saudi Arabia

Clash Between Qatar And The Saudis Could Threaten OPEC Deal

Bahrain hackers post threats on foreign minister’s Twitter

Arctic Muslims don’t make light of extreme Ramadan schedule

China bans Ramadan observance in Muslim region

11 killed as girl suicide bombers hit camp in north Cameroon

Manchester Bomber Met With ISIS Unit in Libya, Officials Say

Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks

Pakistan works to stay off list of terror-friendly nations

German police say rock festival evacuated over ‘terror threat’

Hungary’s leader: Soros’ criticism is ‘declaration of war’

Japan defense minister backs all U.S. options on North Korea, seeks deeper alliance

Mattis: North Korea a ‘clear and present danger’ to world

UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

Trump officials pressed State Department staffers for plans to lift Russia sanctions: report

DOJ never told Comey of concerns before axing him and now he’s ‘angry,’ sources say

Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

Special counsel on Russia probe to expand scope

Putin: US election hackers could have been from anywhere

Kathy Griffin Reveals Death Threats & Secret Service Probe, Says Trump “Broke Me”

Flashback – Kathy Griffin: ‘Happy to Deliver Beat Down’ to Barron Trump

Forget Trump’s complaints about sanctuary cities. Most communities are actually helping enforce immigration laws.

Germany approves tougher migrant measures

Not So Great: 94,983,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force in May

Almost half of Americans die nearly broke

Global Stocks Ride a Wave of Optimism

Stocks close at all-time highs as Street shrugs off jobs report

Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse

Cash From America Is Crucial to Venezuela’s Protesters

Shaming ‘Chavistas’: Venezuela activists decry officials’ luxury lifestyles

Giant Swarm of Mysterious Bees Shuts Down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

To fight crime, Miami-Dade may deploy blanket surveillance from the air

Ex-spy says NSA did mass surveillance during Utah Olympics

‘Miracle Material’ Could Save Smartphone Droppers

Space capsule with 2 astronauts returns to Earth

Two earthquake swarms in Iceland

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Attu Station, Alaska

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Madang, Papua New Guinea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Attu Station, Alaska

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hirara, Japan

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 26,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Poas volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 11,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Strong Religious Reaction to Trump Climate Accord Decision

Defying Trump, US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Joins Elon Musk In Condemning Trump’s Paris Accord Exit

UK’s May grilled by voters, urged to confront Trump on Paris

Kremlin says Paris climate deal unworkable without US

Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision

Climate deal exposes areas where Israel, Republicans radically depart

Organic foods backed by landmark report – warning pesticides far more dangerous than was thought

Allergy treatment: Scientists claim breakthrough that could lead to cure for all intolerances

Unsafe delivery of measles vaccine kills 15 children in South Sudan

Unicef Fears Yemen Cholera Outbreak Could Hit 300,000 in Coming Weeks

Mumps outbreak declared in LA after dozens of gay men fall ill

Ivanka Trump Slammed for Tweets Congratulating LGBT Community on Pride Month: ‘We’re Sick of Being Used’ as a ‘Prop’

Ireland set for youngest PM, an openly gay son of immigrants

Aussie tennis legend slams US gay ‘lobby’ for arena row

Why a gay law professor is trying to shut down women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screenings

Illinois Forcing Foster Parents to Support Gender Transition or Lose Kids

Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance – at Grade School Talent Show

Trump’s international debacles spell trouble for Israel

Trump Officials Studying Obama’s Security Plan in Case Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push Works

Bill honoring reunification of Jerusalem makes its way through US Senate

American envoy to UN Haley to travel to Israel next week

Nikki Haley: UN must stop wrongly singling out Israel for criticism

Netanyahu heads to West African summit seeking support at UN

The prolonged birth pangs of a Palestinian state

Report says Israel planned atomic detonation in Sinai if Six Day War went wrong

Six Day War Israeli veteran: ‘I saw a miracle’

Fatah official: Western Wall must be under Israeli sovereignty

IDF says false alarm as rocket sirens wail in Tel Aviv

Qatar said to order several Hamas terror chiefs to get out

Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district

Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral

8 Filipino Christians Killed for Refusing to Recite Islamic Creed

Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for Southeast Asia

India says no Islamic State presence on its soil

Several killed, injured in attacks in central London: Van plows into pedestrians, stabbings, shots fired

Police shoot dead three London Bridge terror suspects after rampage

‘They shouted ‘this is for Allah’, as they stabbed indiscriminately’ – How the London terror attack unfolded

UK prime minister says London incident ‘possible act of terrorism’

Police confirm hit-and-run and stabbing attacks are terrorism

London attackers wore fake suicide vests – police

London witnesses describe panic and fear as ‘evil, evil people’ attacked

ISIS Newspaper Days Before London Bridge: New UK Attack ‘Definitely Coming’

General Election disrupted by terrorism for second time within two weeks

UK parties suspend election campaigns after attack

Trump offers help on London attacks, touts need for travel ban

President Trump sends tone-deaf travel ban tweet amid London Bridge terror

French President Offers Refugee Status to U.S. Liberals

New York: Muslims pray, break fast in a protest outside Trump Tower in Ramadan

Jewish activists form protective barrier around Muslims as they protest in front of Trump Tower

Pastor Greg Locke Compares Kathy Griffin to ‘Perverted Whore’ Jezebel for Severed Trump Head Photo

Jeff Bezos: the ‘obsessive’ Amazon founder and world’s next richest man

Retail Wreck? Over 1,000 Stores Close in a Single Week

Toyota-supported flying car hopes to light the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame

Lindsey Graham: Obama Admin Surveillance May Have ‘Unmasked’ My Conversation

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly: U.S. Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

US missile defense test triggers alarm in Russia, China as North Korea issues new warnings

Mattis Urges China to Help Persuade North Korea to Halt Its Weapons Program

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands

NASA is launching colorful fake clouds Sunday morning. Here’s how to watch

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Balleny Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Neiafu, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Calama, Chile

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 10,000ft

Poas volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 10,000ft

Major flooding engulfs Taiwan as storm unleashes over 1,000 mm of rain

Starting hurricane season without leaders of NOAA and FEMA should ‘scare the h*** out of everybody’

Nancy Pelosi: Trump Pulling US From Climate Pact a ‘Dishonor’ to God

Iran says Trump’s climate pact withdrawal will isolate US

The Corrupt Climate Deal is all about Wealth Redistribution, Not the Environment

Small Businesses Cheer ‘New Sheriff in Town’ After Climate Pact Exit

Every Bad Thing We Will Avoid By Rejecting the Paris Climate Accords

Obama Unwittingly Handed Trump a Weapon to Cripple the Health Law

Boy ‘Identifying’ as Girl Swamps Opponents in Connecticut High School Track Meet

13-Y-O Girl Kills Herself After Christian Parents Allow Her to Live as Transgender Boy

‘Strength in numbers’: 12,000 Mormon youths celebrate temple rededication

Ministry Leader on Death’s Door Discovers Power of Jeremiah 17:14

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 05:50 PM PDT

(By Mark Ellis) Carol Waisanen gave a talk at her church about “Facing Your Giants” on May 7th. She and her husband, Don, share pastoral duties…

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Almost half of Americans die nearly broke

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 05:40 PM PDT

In a recent GoBankingRates study, 69% of adults admitted to having less than $1,000 in the bank, while 34% said they actually don’t have any…

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Pelosi says Trump ‘Dishonoring’ God in global warming decision

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 05:23 PM PDT

Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump was “dishonoring” God and questioned whether his grandchildren will even be able to breathe air after his…

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US missile interceptor system won’t stop N. Korean ‘shower of nuclear strike’

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 05:15 PM PDT

Pyongyang condemned the successful US ballistic missile interceptor test from earlier this week as a “risky move” which “will only bring earlier the day when…

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DEVELOPING: London Under Attack at ‘FIVE’ locations in the Capital

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 05:07 PM PDT

Jihadi terrorists shouting ‘this is for Allah’ have reportedly killed seven people after stabbing revellers with 12-inch hunting knives after mowing down up to 20 people with…

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U.S. hits North Korea military and suppliers with economic sanctions

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 11:28 AM PDT

As it struggles for ways to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the Trump administration Thursday slapped additional economic sanctions on Pyonyang’s military, coal suppliers and…

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Judges Rules Michigan Township Can “Ban” Christian School From Moving In

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 11:17 AM PDT

A panel of a U.S. Court of Appeals said Friday that a Michigan Township can forbid a Christian school from moving into its city. First…

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Military mother told to remove American flag from her own apartment

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 11:09 AM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) A Kansas City woman was ordered to remove an American flag that was flying from the balcony of her apartment. “Problem:…

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BIRTH PANGS: Seismic Unrest Continues to Reel the United States

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 11:04 AM PDT

The United States continues to reel with a series of earthquakes from Alaska to Georgia. Within the last 12 hours, 11 earthquakes have struck Yellowstone,…

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UPDATE: Christian Business Sues Michigan City for Banning Them From Farmers’ Market for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 10:48 AM PDT

A Michigan city is being sued for banning a Christian family’s business from a local farmers’ market because they refuse to host same-sex weddings on…

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8 Filipino Christians Killed for Refusing to Recite Islamic Creed

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 10:44 AM PDT

According to the Christian persecution monitoring website Morning Star News, eight Christians who were among the 19 killed when the IS-aligned Maute Group stormed the…

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Mcdonald’s Rolls Out Rainbow Fry Boxes in Support of “Gay Pride”

Posted: 03 Jun 2017 10:40 AM PDT

Three McDonald’s restaurants along the route of the Capital Pride Parade, an event expressing pride in the sin of homosexuality, will use rainbow french fry…

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Strong Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Alaska!

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 04:37 PM PDT

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has struck the Bering Sea between American and Russian islands, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have…

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Students Arrested for Handing Out U.S. Constitution on School Campus

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 02:22 PM PDT

Students in Michigan are suing their school after being arrested for handing out copies of the Constitution. Last September, several members of the Young Americans…

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New Study Says Regular Church Attendance will Increase Longevity

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 02:11 PM PDT

New research says worship services might be just what the doctor ordered.   A recent study by Vanderbilt University Professor Marino Bruce has found that people who attend religious services…

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Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Lifespan of Patients By ‘Looking’ At Organs

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 02:00 PM PDT

Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can predict a person’s lifespan just by looking at images of…

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Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance— at Grade School Talent Show

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 01:48 PM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) What in the name of Ru Paul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education?  Parents are furious after…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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