Democratic voters rallied for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect, in Georgia, the first African-American female governor in the United States.
The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Trump a major legislative victory.
President Trump signaled a new direction in U.S. and China’s trade talks, saying the current track appeared “too hard to get done” and that any possible deal needed “a different structure.”
Sinopec, Asia’s largest refiner, will boost U.S. crude oil imports to an all-time high as part of efforts by China to reduce its trade deficit with the United States.
A congressional panel will grill top executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and governing bodies of four sports on whether they have done enough to protect athletes from sexual abuse.
The Trump administration, working to increase exports of U.S.-made weapons, has asked the U.S. Congress to review the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided munitions to allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sources said on Tuesday.
The Trump administration is preparing to publish on Thursday long-delayed proposed rule changes for the export of U.S. firearms, a State Department official said on Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is prepared to walk away from negotiations with North Korea if upcoming talks on its nuclear weapons program head in the wrong direction.
International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility.
Cisco Systems warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber-attack on Ukraine.
Deutsche Bank is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, or about a tenth of its global workforce, as part of efforts to reduce costs.
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President Donald Trump said he will propose new tax cuts sometime prior to November, when Republicans look to retain their control of the Congress in midterm elections.
Lawmakers in the California Assembly voted Monday to advance a bill that would authorize employers, co-workers and school personnel to request the temporary confiscation of guns from individuals determined to pose a danger to themselves or others.
Israeli warplanes blasted Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a fresh round of retaliation after a Palestinian cross-border raid the day before, the army said.
Five people were killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse.
Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he will let a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature after complaining that it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides. Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law prohibits them.
At least 16 people were killed Tuesday when Afghan security forces tried to dispose of a container full of explosives found in the southern city of Kandahar, officials said.
By the time college graduates reach age 30, those without student loans are expected to have double the amount saved for retirement as those with them.
The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms.
BMW’s car computer systems have been found to contain 14 separate flaws, according to a study by a Chinese cyber-security lab. They could, in theory, let hackers take at least partial control of affected vehicles while in use.
Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against Nicolás Maduro’s re-election as president.
Australian investigators have rejected claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately brought down by the pilot. Recent speculation that the jet was the subject of a “controlled ditching” into the sea was dismissed on Tuesday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The bureau maintains that the pilot was unconscious during the final moments.
A top presidential aide in Kenya has lashed out at the country’s “entitled” millennials “who sit at home and expect jobs”.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women’s rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Officials have said they are suspected of “suspicious contact with foreign parties” and undermining “stability”.
Children are indeed being kidnapped or borrowed by illegal immigrants trying to pose as families, according to Homeland Security numbers, which show the U.S. is on pace for more than 400 such attempts this year. That would be a staggering 900 percent increase over 2017’s total.
Five ancient coins – believed to be among the first ever minted by Jews – have been found by a special project that is sifting through thousands of tons of dirt removed from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Muslims.
The Briefing — Wednesday, May 23, 2018
1) After Supreme Court ruling on sports betting, groups look to cash in on potential windfall
Wall Street Journal (Alexandra Bruell and Shalini Ramachandran) –
TV Salivates Over Potential of Sports Betting to Boost Viewers and Advertising
New York Times (Kevin Draper, Tim Arango, and Alan Blinder) –
Indian Tribes Dig In to Gain Their Share of Sports Betting
2) Why a certain brand of feminist ideology won’t be satisfied by anything less than a comprehensive victory
New York Times (Jessica Valenti) –
The Myth of Conservative Feminism
3) Secularism and the new understanding of human rights: Why human dignity must be rooted in concrete, objective truth
New York Times (Paul Krugman) –
What’s the Matter With Europe?
News – 5/23/2018
Beams of antimatter spotted blasting towards the ground in hurricanes
Although Hurricane Patricia was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, that didn’t stop the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from flying a scientific aircraft right through it. Now, the researchers have reported their findings, including the detection of a beam of antimatter being blasted towards the ground, accompanied by flashes of x-rays and gamma rays.
Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean:
Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) non-profit group recorded 71 incidents in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, a 163 percent increase over 2016.
FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt
“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan–who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova told The Daily Caller Tuesday. “They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify.”
MS-13 member named ‘Animal’ gets 40 years for killing 15-year-old
Last week’s big question – whether it’s OK to call people “animals” when they decapitate others for fun, rip out their hearts and rape and slaughter children – has been answered.
U.S. can’t stop Security Council talks on protection force for Palestinians
US opposition hasn’t stopped United Nations Security Council members from holding closed-door talks…about the possibility of sending a UN force to protect Palestinians in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza. A Monday meeting on a draft resolution for such a force submitted by Kuwait ended without any conclusions. The UNSC is expected to resume talks on the Kuwait draft during its closed-door session Wednesday…
Iran calls U.S. leaders cruel and disloyal, says armed forces ‘prepared’
A senior Iranian military official branded US leaders disloyal and cruel on Wednesday and told parliament Tehran would not bow to Washington’s pressure to limit its military activities. “Iranian armed forces are now, thanks to God, more prepared than ever and will not wait for the permission or approval of any power to develop defense capabilities,” Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
Syria says Iranian withdrawal not up for discussion
The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria’s conflict. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has demanded Iran make sweeping changes — from dropping its nuclear program to leaving the Syrian war — or face severe economic sanctions.
Venezuela election: Maduro expels top US diplomat
Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against Nicolás Maduro’s re-election as president. Mr Maduro announced the expulsion of charge d’affaires Todd Robinson as his victory in Sunday’s vote was being proclaimed officially. He accused Mr Robinson of conspiring against his socialist government.
Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest
Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. Climatologists and other experts are scheduled Wednesday to provide an update on the situation in the Four Corners region — where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades
At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson…hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate. On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take the global seed and chemical company to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products…
U.S. warns citizens in China after ‘abnormal’ sound injures consulate worker
An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China, said it could not link the case to health issues suffered by U.S. government staff in Cuba dating back to late 2016.
‘The EU can go straight to hell’
Likud Minister responds to EU demands that Israel investigate use of force against Arab demonstrators in Haifa: ‘Let them go to hell.’
Disagreements begin to emerge between Moscow, Tehran regarding Syria
Small cracks in ties between Iran and Russia regarding Syria emerged for the second day in a row on Tuesday, when Russian sources were quoted as rejecting the idea that Moscow would use its advanced anti-aircraft batteries in Syria against Israeli planes going after Iranian targets.
Caputo says Mueller team didn’t seem to care about alleged informants in Trump campaign
“I gave this information to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and I gave this information to the Mueller team. They never reached out to the intermediary to check on it,” he told Neil Cavuto Tuesday on “Your World.” “They didn’t even seem to be taking notes.” “When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” Caputo said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Monday night, referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
First Fruits’ Ceremony Reenacted Overlooking Temple
…at the promenade in Armon Hanatziv overlooking the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a group of Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste descended from the Biblical figure Aaron) recreated the ritual of the first fruits as it was performed in the Temple.
Trump Mocks Dems: ‘Pelosi Came Out in Favor of MS-13’
“Just the other day, Nancy Pelosi came out in favor of MS-13. That’s the first time I’ve heard that,” he said. “She wants them to be treated with respect, as do other Democrats. That’s not going to be happening. We’re not going to release violent criminals into our country.”
Azerbaijani defense minister meets NATO generals
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on Wednesday met with Major General Odd Egil Pedersen, Chief of the NATO Staff Military Partnerships Directorate and Major General Erhan Uzun, Chief of the Staff of NATO Allied Land Command. Minister Hasanov noted that Azerbaijan attaches special importance to cooperation with NATO. He said that Azerbaijani military servicemen regularly participate in NATO-led programs, in particular, in the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sides with Islam yet again and proves yet again he is no friend of Israel
While 33 ambassadors and dignitaries participated in the recent celebration of the US embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, one country was noticeably absent. Though considered by many to be one of Israel’s strongest allies, Canada chose to boycott the dedication.
CATASTROPHIC DANGER: The first bee has officially been added to the endangered species list
It’s official. As tragically revealing as the move might be, the rusty patched bumble bee has now joined the grizzly bear, gray wolf, northern spotted owl, and some 700 others on the endangered species list — the first bee ever to garner those protections in the continental United States.
PM Netanyahu outrages the Islamic world by promising that more country’s embassies are on their way to Israel’s Capital of Jerusalem
More embassies are set to open in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday. “I am now coming from a meeting with a great friend of Israel – the president of Paraguay,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly Likud faction meeting.
Inuit Elders Are Warning Humanity: ‘The Earth’s Axis Has Shifted’
…The indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska warn that devastating changes coming to the Earth’s climate are a natural occurrence and not the result of man-made “climate change” or “global warming.”
Candles in Thursday evening’s ‘Reclaim Jesus’ White House March Destined to Sputter Out
A group of pious pastors are marching on the White House Thursday evening to “Reclaim Jesus from President Trump”. They will rally with lighted candles on White House grounds claiming that “America First is heresy against Christ.” But wait a minute, isn’t it the job of sincere, ordained pastors to bring souls to Jesus, rather than to go about reclaiming them?
GLAAD Report: Hollywood Films Not Gay Enough
Gay advocacy group GLAAD slapped Hollywood with a failing grade on its annual report card for the lack of roles for gays and a dearth of gay storylines in films for 2017.
AI Computers Now Deciding Who Lives And Dies In US And UK Hospitals
Alex Jones breaks down how artificial intelligence computers are being installed into US and UK hospitals to help determine patients’ illnesses and decide whether or not the hospital will treat them.
“It’s Ridiculous” – Parents Furious As Australia Seeks To Ban Use Of “Boy” Or “Girl” In Books
…That is an example of the furious reaction from parents in Victoria, Australia where the local city council has announced plans to audit children’s books and toys with a plan to ban them from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines.
Google Removes “Don’t Be Evil” From Its Conduct As Employees Quit In Droves Over Project Maven
Google has removed the phrase “Don’t be evil” from its Code of Conduct; this comes as at least 4,000 employees have expressed outrage over the company’s decision to work with the Pentagon’s Project Maven and amid a leaked video called the “Selfish Ledger” exposing internal Google dialogue to create a dystopia run by the big social giant.
White South African farmers claiming persecution at home seek refuge in Australia
More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after allegedly suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.
“I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed”
Virtually the entire world condemned Israel for the Gaza protests. They were wrong. One man admitted it. Daniel Sugarman may be the only leftist Jewish writer in the world to admit he was wrong to condemn Israel after it came to light that the people killed at the Gaza border were not “innocent civilians,” but Hamas operatives. Sugarman is a good man to admit that he was wrong, but what about the UN? What about the international media? What about all the others who condemned Israel? Sugarman’s apology just illustrates how dishonest and antisemitic they are.
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ZeroHedge Frontrunning: May 23
- Rare Bipartisan Deal Rolls Back Postcrisis Banking Regulation Read More)
- Fed Minutes to Detail Views on Inflation Overshoot, Yield Curve (Read More)
- Turkey Heads Toward a Currency Crisis as Lira Goes Into Freefall (Read More)
- U.S. warns citizens in China after ‘abnormal’ sound injures consulate worker (Read More)
- The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge (Read More)
- Eurozone composite PMI down to lowest in 18 months (Read More)
- Barclays explores mergers with rival banks (Read More)
- Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus (Read More)
- Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption (Read More)
- Barclays has no plans for tie-up with rival banks: sources (Read More)
- Lira Plunges as Japanese Investor Exodus Adds to Turkey’s Woes (Read More)
- Gun control support fades after Florida shooting: poll (Read More)
- Tiffany Sales Blow Away Estimates (Read More)
- Comcast says considering all-cash offer to buy Fox assets (Read More)
- Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI (Read More)
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- London’s Long Housing Boom Is Over. Is a Bust Coming? (Read More)
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Headlines – 5/23/2018
|Condoms required at Scouts’ 24th World Jamboree
Posted: 23 May 2018 06:39 AM PDT
The Boy Scouts have decided to accept people who identify as gay and lesbian among their ranks. And girls are welcome now, too, into the iconic organization, which has renamed itself Scouts BSA. So what’s next? A mandate that condoms be made available to “all participants” of its global gathering. It’s among the demands of the World Scout Committee for any host country of a World Scout
Jamboree. That would include the 24th World Scout Jamboree, scheduled July 21-Aug. 1, 2019, in West Virginia. The Scouts say: “For the first time, a world jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. These three distinct cultures will join together to host the world Scouting community in a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.” With condoms. READ MORE
|FALLING AWAY: Rev. Graham Slams Episcopal Church on ‘Marriage’ Change: ‘Caving to the Gay Agenda’
Posted: 23 May 2018 06:18 AM PDT
Commenting on the Episcopal Church’s decision to change marriage terminology from “husband and wife” to “union of two people,” evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham said that to “change what God has defined” is “disobedience,” sin, and added that “all of this is caving to the gay agenda.” In a May 18 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, “I have many friends in the Episcopal Church and I was saddened when I recently learned that the church wants to remove the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from
their standardized marital vows. They want to replace the phrase the ‘union of husband and wife’ with the ‘union of two people.” “I’ve got news for them — just changing their words in their ceremony won’t make it right,” said Graham. “You cannot change what God has defined.” “Through the centuries, people have tried to reinterpret, repackage, or rewrite God’s laws to suit themselves and their own evil desires,” he said. “It’s nothing new; but the end result is always the same. It’s called disobedience—it’s called sin. And sin brings God’s judgment.” READ MORE
|More Than 4 Out Of 10 Americans Do Not Even Have Enough Money To Cover An Unexpected $400 Expense
Posted: 23 May 2018 06:09 AM PDT
(By Michael Snyder) The U.S. economy is not doing nearly as well as the mainstream media would have you believe. A few days ago I wrote about a new study that discovered that nearly 51 million U.S. households “can’t afford basics like rent and food”, and just yesterday I discussed the fact that we are on pace for the worst year for retail store closings ever.
Now we have just gotten new numbers from the Federal Reserve which are absolutely staggering. According to the Fed’s latest study, more than 4 out of every 10 Americans do not even have enough money to cover an unexpected $400 expense without borrowing the funds or selling something. In essence, nearly half the country has no significant financial cushion whatsoever. So what are all of those people going to do when the next economic crisis hits? READ MORE
|Parents Outraged Over Transgender Book’s Inclusion in Statewide School Reading Competition
Posted: 23 May 2018 05:58 AM PDT
Parents in Oregon have voiced outrage after a book about a transgender boy was included in a statewide reading competition for third through fifth grades, and at least two school districts have opted out of the competition because of the pro-LGBT book’s inclusion. Over 1,000 people have signed onto an online petition calling on the state to drop the 2015 children’s book George from the
reading list for its 2018-2019 voluntary “Battle of the Books” competition. The book, which is written by Alex Gino and published by Scholastic, focuses on the story of a biologically male fourth-grader who goes by the name Melissa seeking to play a female role in a school play. “We don’t feel that it’s an age-appropriate book for a variety of reasons, and more so than the transgender aspect, when they talk about dirty magazines and use the word ‘porn,’” Pete Cakebread, a parent of a second grader at Turner Elementary School told The Statesman Journal. READ MORE
|Rare Jewish coins linked to Judea found in Temple Mount debris
Posted: 23 May 2018 05:46 AM PDT
Five ancient coins – believed to be among the first ever minted by Jews – have been found by a special project that is sifting through thousands of tons of dirt removed from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Muslims. According Breaking Israel News, five coins were found. Three were in pristine condition and two showed signs of wear.
They have the letters “YHD,” or Yehud, which, the report said, is the Aramaic name for the biblical kingdom of Judea. They date to about the end of the fourth century B.C. They were found, the report said, “as part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an archaeological initiative started in order to sift thousands of tons of dirt illegally excavated and dumped in the Kidron Valley by the Islamic Waqf in 1999.” READ MORE
|The Shocking Connection Between Everyday Items and Demonic Activity
Posted: 23 May 2018 05:39 AM PDT
Most people today consider dolls to be collectibles or children’s toys. But Kimberly Daniels thinks twice about having one in the house. In her book, Breaking the Power of Familiar Spirits: How to Deal With Demonic Conspiracies (June 5, 2018), Daniels writes on how evil spirits operate under covers that make up our everyday lives. From fashion to furniture, from trends to traditions, and from rituals to dolls, Daniels shows how the familiar areas of our lives can harbor demonic influences. One of these areas is fetishes. “Most idolatry is rooted in fetishism,” Daniels writes.
“Simply put, a fetish is an object with a spirit attached to it. If we’re not vigilant, we can open doors to familiar spirits in our lives and homes simply by the items we possess and the practices we keep.” In writing on fetishism and idolatry, Daniels goes back in history to when dolls had a spiritual value attached to them. In religions and occult practices, dolls were used as supernatural intermediaries to confer favor, represent gods and enact witchcraft. READ MORE
|Mysterious Booms, House-Rattling Sounds In Pennsylvania Under Investigation By FBI
Posted: 23 May 2018 05:35 AM PDT
Federal and local authorities are investigating mysterious booms being reported in Upper Bucks and Lehigh Counties of Pennsylvania. Springfield Township police say there have been multiple reports of loud explosions, with the most recent one happening shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday. No one seems to know the source of the mysterious booms. “I thought that somebody was making a tunnel or space
junk fell out of the sky,” said Susan Crompton, who lives in Haycock Township. “From poachers, gunfire, to explosions to a sonic boom,” said Jerry Hertz of the mysterious sound. There have been no shortages of theories, but still no answer as to why so many residents have been jolted by mysterious and near-deafening sounds. “It’s a rumble, it actually like rumbles the ground like an earthquake would happen but with a loud like boom,” Crompton added. READ MORE
|Illinois High School Prohibits Valedictorian From Mentioning Jesus in Graduation Speech
Posted: 22 May 2018 11:03 AM PDT
Officials at an Illinois high school recently prohibited a valedictorian from speaking about Jesus in his graduation speech. Student Sam Blackledge, 18, told the Todd Starnes Radio Show that he was called to the principal’s office at West Prairie High School last week where it was outlined by school and district officials that he needed to take his religious references out of his speech. “They said they didn’t
want to make it a religious ceremony,” he stated. “They told me that if I took out Christ I could say everything else.” Blackledge told the officials he wanted to speak from personal experience, but his request was denied. He was informed that his speech might come across as being an endorsement from the school district. Blackledge, therefore, offered to begin his valedictorian speech with a disclaimer. Officials said no. READ MORE
|4 new sinkholes open at The Villages in Florida sparking fears from residents
Posted: 22 May 2018 10:54 AM PDT
Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community, The Villages, in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole. The new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages following a week of nonstop rain in central Florida. The sinkholes are near two homes in the area that had to be evacuated because of sinkholes last
February. The residents were never allowed to return to the homes. Here some images of the biggest of the four: The 4 new sinkholes are in a golf course community lined with homes and a lake. Three of the sinkholes are visible. One of them is in the road, while the other two are on individual properties. The fourth sinkhole reopened underneath the lake on the golf course behind the homes. READ MORE
|Beyoncé’s Family Buys a Church, Goddess Worship may have just Gone to a Whole New Level
Posted: 22 May 2018 10:47 AM PDT
Beyoncé’s family reportedly purchased a historic church in New Orleans, complete with pews, a pulpit, and ready for service. The church is over 100 years old and located on the corner of Camp and 7th in downtown New Orleans. Its uncertain if worship is what the property will be used for since the church is zoned HU-RD1, meaning it could be transformed into a small residence. City ordinance states that HU-RD1 zoning is, “limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding
residential neighborhoods.” The Knowles family is also connected to a Garden District home about five blocks away. The church was purchased on May 11, just weeks after a San Francisco church held a Beyoncé mass. Nearly 1,000 people showed up to sing Beyoncé songs and listen to a sermon by Reverend Yolanda Norton about the Biblical themes in the music. Broadly reports that the event was “to tell a story of empowerment for particularly women of color, but for anyone who happens to sing praises to the goddess herself, Beyoncé.” READ MORE
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