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Global religious freedom commission cites 28 key nations for ‘ongoing downward trend’ – Religion News ServiceReligion News Service

(RNS) — Commissioners traveled to a dozen countries to assess religious freedom conditions, prioritizing religious prisoners of conscience, blasphemy laws and the connections between women’s equality and freedom of belief.

— Read on religionnews.com/2018/04/25/global-religious-freedom-commission-cites-28-key-nations-for-ongoing-downward-trend/

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As Media Obsesses Over Royal Baby, US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding…

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• By Rachel Blevins

While mainstream media outlets obsess over the birth of yet another “Royal Baby,” the news that the United States has supported one of its closest allies in the bombing of a wedding that killed at least 20 people—including the bride—has received significantly less coverage.

The bombing took place at a wedding near Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, and a report from the Associated Press claimed that the majority of people who were killed were “women and children who were gathered in one of the tents set up for the wedding party in the district of Bani Qayis.”

The bride was killed and the groom was one of more than 50 people who was wounded. Ali Nasser al-Azib, deputy head of the hospital, told the AP that at least 30 children were among the injured—several are suffering from shrapnel wounds and severed limbs, and are in critical condition.

Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christians working in media about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith. Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association workshop on April 20 in Washington, D.C.

— Read on www.bpnews.net/50770

April 24, 2018 Mid-Day Snapshot

Mid-Day Snapshot

Apr. 24, 2018

Toronto Van Attack — It’s the Crime, Not the Tool

Ten people were killed by a very sick individual driving a rental van onto a crowded sidewalk.

The Foundation

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.” —John Adams (1798)

The Briefing — Tuesday, April 24, 2018

1) How morality, not just economics, factors in to Amazon’s search for HQ2

Washington Post (Jonathan O’Connell) –
The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’s support for gay rights

2) Massachusetts schools adopt new curriculum aimed at normalizing LGBTQ lifestyle

Boston Herald (Kathleen McKiernan) –
State comes out with new LGBTQ curriculum

3) What worldview will be taught as ‘teachable moments’ arise in public schools?

Chicago Tribune (Amanda Marrazzo) –
Supporters rally for gay teacher amid discrimination claim after he told 1st-graders about same-sex marriage

4) Schools become the new battleground for the sexual revolution as the number of transgender teachers increases

NPR (Anya Kamenetz) –
More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work

5) Regular church attendance remains one of the best indicators of how one will vote, view question of same-sex marriage

BoingBoing (Rob Beschizza) –
The last Americans holding out against same-sex marriage

April 24, 2018 RenewAmerica Newsletter

April 24, 2018
WES VERNON — Today in the early 21st century, we have for the past four years been living in a period marked by a full 100 years since the starting point of then unprecedented and recurring killing beyond what could have been imagined in previous eras…. (more)

April 23, 2018
ALAN KEYES — Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (18 U.S. Code I.67 §1385)… (more)

April 23, 2018
PHILIP KLEIN — Five-time political candidate Mitt Romney wanted delegates to this past weekend’s Utah Republican convention to know one thing: He isn’t running for the Senate because he’s interested in a political career. Romney, who suffered an embarrassing loss over the weekend in a vote of grassroots activists serving as delegates, is nonetheless expected to coast to victory in the primary and general election in a highly-Republican state where he enjoys strong popularity among the broader electorate. What’s amusing is that he’s still trying to perpetuate the narrative that he’s really a nonpolitician…. (more)

April 23, 2018
BYRON YORK — When a political figure is accused of wrongdoing, a conversation begins among journalists, commentators, and public officials. Are the charges true? Can the accusers prove it? That’s the way it normally works. But now, in the case of the Trump dossier – – the allegations compiled by a former British spy hired by the Clinton campaign to gather dirt on presidential candidate Donald Trump – – the generally accepted standard of justice has been turned on its head…. (more)

April 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — With the Justice Department’s issuance of a criminal referral related to fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, President Donald Trump is finally fighting back against the Deep State plot to smear him, says Jerome Corsi, author of The New York Times bestseller “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump.”… (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Tucked inside the inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was running for president…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign ally, responded to the Democratic National Committee’s Russia collusion lawsuit Monday, telling it to preserve its databases, records and servers for inspection. “[We] intend to test the basic underlying claims that ‘Russians’ hacked, stole, and disseminated DNC data, rather than the various other plausible scenarios, including internal theft,” wrote Robert Buschel, an attorney representing Mr. Stone, in a letter to the DNC’s lawyers…. (more)

April 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — Harvard law professor and author Alan Dershowitz argued Monday that former FBI director and current special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigated for his role in protecting a notorious FBI informant – – and that civil liberties are at stake…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A small bipartisan gesture at the end of a fiercely partisan fight Monday has put Mike Pompeo on course to Senate confirmation as the nation’s next secretary of state. During a day of wild parliamentary back-and-forth in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the former congressman from Kansas and outgoing CIA director secured the crucial vote of lone Republican holdout Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, only to face rejection from the panel because fellow Republican committee member Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia missed the Monday evening confirmation vote to attend a funeral back home…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — For 38 years, EMW Women’s Surgical Center has been performing abortions in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s now the last abortion provider in the state, and it’s fighting to keep its doors open and to prevent Kentucky from becoming the first state in the nation without an abortion option. The administration of Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, said last year that EMW doesn’t have valid transfer agreements with an ambulance service and hospital. State law requires transfer agreements in case a procedure goes wrong…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — An Illinois woman who runs a child care service out of her home is suing the state, saying its restrictions on day care facilities make it illegal for her to keep a gun in her house for self-defense. Jennifer Miller’s lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for central Illinois after the state emerged as a battleground in the post-Parkland gun debate, with citizens and various localities trying to stake claims on either side of the issue…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — “Mom, you won’t believe what my teacher’s talking about right now.” That is the text message Regina Young, a parent in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, said she received from her seventh-grade daughter one day. “Before I could even respond to her text,” Ms. Young said, “she told me how uncomfortable she was to hear her teacher tell stories about her transgender home.”… (more)

April 23, 2018
Web giant’s move ‘incredibly sobering and disappointing’
WORLDNETDAILY — Concordia Publishing House has been in business since 1869 as the official publishing arm of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod denomination. But apparently the Christian content of its website, particularly an ad for an upcoming Vacation Bible School, is too much for Google AdWords, the online advertising service…. (more)

April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump said Monday that he has instructed the Department of Homeland Security not to allow the reported caravans of people traveling through Mexico to be admitted to the U.S. “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL,” Mr. Trumptweeted…. (more)

April 22, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Democratic National Committee’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks on Friday was met with fanfare not only from the Democratic front, but also from one of the main defendants. The legal offensive alleges a conspiracy between the trio to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign in order to get Donald Trump elected. The DNC’s complaint was filed in a federal district court in Manhattan, N.Y…. (more)

April 22, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Democratic National Committee’s Russia collusion law suit against the Trump campaign cites a number of press stories, tweets and investigative reports as evidence, but there is one notable absence. The 66-page suit doesn’t mention the Christopher Steele dossier, an investigation financed by the very same DNC as well as the Hilary Clinton campaign and sourced to Kremlin operatives…. (more)

April 22, 2018
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE — After 11 hours of political elbowing and shoving at the Utah Republican Convention – – held appropriately at a hockey arena – – delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. In fact, Kennedy – – a doctor and lawyer – – finished in first place at the convention with 51 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49 percent. The former GOP presidential nominee fell far short of the 60 percent needed to clinch the nomination outright…. (more)

April 22, 2018
NEWSMAX — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support President Donald Trump in 2020 “down the road” as he campaigns for a Senate seat in this November’s elections. “I will make that decision down the road,” Romney, the 2012 presidential candidate, told CNN before speaking at the Utah Republican Convention in West Valley…. (more)

April 22, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who was scorned for touting his “amazing leadership” following the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Fla., will face a “vote of no confidence” from the union representing his deputies…. (more)

April 21, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — If collusion is the twin of conspiracy, then there are lots of colluders running around Washington. Robert Mueller was tasked to find evidence of Trump and Russia collusion that might have warped the 2016 campaign and thrown the election to Trump. After a year, his investigation has found no concrete evidence of collusion. So it has often turned to other purported Trump misadventures. Ironically, collusion of all sorts – – illegal, barely legal, and simply unethical – – has been the sea that Washington fish always swim in…. (more)

April 20, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Former FBI agent Terry Albury is likely to receive between three and five years in prison when he’s sentenced for giving classified information to reporters, raising questions of a double standard benefiting the men who led the bureau at the time of his leaks…. (more)

April 20, 2018
OSC Hatch Act probe sidetracked by dismissal
WASHINGTON TIMES — Former FBI Director James Comey was being investigated by the government’s Office of Special Counsel for potential Hatch Act violations at the time he was fired, according to new documents released Friday as part of a Freedom of Information Act case. The OSC investigation was cut short by the firing, since the office doesn’t probe people once they’re out of government…. (more)

April 20, 2018
NEWSMAX — Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will face a number of unhappy delegates at Utah’s Republican state convention next week, according to The Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke. Although Romney has already accumulated the necessary amount of signatures to appear on the GOP primary ballot to replace Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, a large amount of “notoriously prickly delegates” seem unconvinced that he’s the night choice…. (more)

April 19, 2018
JERRY NEWCOMBE — After my recent column on “fake news,” someone sent me an email accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with the founding of America. The email stated the common charge that the Constitution was the product of men of the Enlightenment, many of whom were under Masonic influence as well…. (more)

April 19, 2018
MICHAEL BARONE — As the likelihood of the charges of Trump campaign “collusion” with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of “collusion” seems headed upward toward certainty. The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Trump’s dealings in Russia and candidate Trump’s off-putting praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was fueled by breathless media coverage of such trivial events as Jeff Sessions’ exchange of pleasantries with the Russian ambassador at a Washington reception…. (more)

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‘Whole Story Was Staged’: Germany’s ZDF Reporter Says Douma Incident Was False Flag Attack- LewRockwell

The alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged by local militants, who tried to frame it as a Syrian Army strike, a German TV correspondent, who travelled to Damascus, has said publicly, citing local witnesses.

“People told us in a very convincing manner that this whole story was staged,” Uli Gack, a reporter with the German ZDF public broadcaster, said (referring to the alleged Douma chemical attack) while he spoke live on ZDF Heute (‘Today’) show on Satuday.

Gack had travelled to Syria and visited one of the refugee camps near Damascus, where “some 20,000 people from Eastern Ghouta and particularly from Douma” were living.

The scene of the attack, which allegedly took place on April 7, was in fact the “command post” of a local Islamist group, the reporter said, citing the witnesses he was able to speak to at the refugee camp.

He went on to say that, according to the locals, the militants brought canisters containing chlorine to the area and “actually waited for the Syrian Air Force to bomb the place, which was of particular interest for them.”

As the Syrian forces eventually struck the place, which was apparently a high-priority military target, the chlorine canisters exploded. The locals also told Gack that it is not the first such provocation in Douma that was staged by the militants.

According to other witness accounts, the militants deliberately exposed people to chemical agents during what they called “training exercises” then filmed it and later presented as an “evidence” of the alleged chemical attack in Douma.

The reporter then said he could not verify the people’s statements and cannot say if they are all true but called them quite “convincing”and added that they deserve attention.

Earlier, the Russian military said that they had found a laboratory operated by militants in central Douma, which was capable of producing chemical weapons.

In particular they found a cylinder filled with chlorine, which looks similar to the one that was shown in one of the videos of the alleged chemical attack in Douma and presented as a “chemical bomb dropped from a helicopter.”

The purported chemical incident in Douma allegedly took place on April 7. A week later, Washington and its allies launched a massive retaliatory missile strike against Syria, without even waiting for the Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to start its investigation of the incident.

Russia denounced those US-led strikes, calling them “hooliganism” in international relations and “an aggression against a sovereign state.”

In the meantime, western media embarked on a massive campaign of accusing Moscow and Damascus of “blocking” the OPCW investigators from accessing the scene of the alleged attack. Gack, however, also seemingly dismissed this narrative, saying that the delay in the OPCW team’s work may indeed have been caused by security issues.

The German reporter also pointed out that some hidden extremist cells might be still operating and carrying out attacks in the recently liberated areas, even “weeks” after they had been retaken from militants.

Gack’s report was immediately labeled as “propaganda” by some of his fellow journalists in Germany. A reporter with the German Bild daily, Bjoern Stritzel, who in particular is said to have been working undercover and actively communicating with Islamic State (IS, former ISIS) terrorists, lashed out at Gack, calling his report an “unbelievable pro-Assad propaganda on German Television.”

Last week, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that there are still militants in Douma who “terrorize citizens and, among other things, impede the normal work of representatives of the international community – the UN and the OPCW.” On Saturday, the OPCW eventually confirmed that its team visited one of the sites of the suspected chemical attack in Douma and collected samples for analysis.

Reprinted from RT News.

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Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money – The Daily Bell

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In the days since Waters has taken several interviews to further explain his views, the most interesting of which was with a group called the Grayzone Project, where exclusive Emails were featured, showing conversations between Waters’ team and representatives of the White Helmets.

Waters’ first encounter with the White Helmets was actually long before his April 13 concert, back in October 2016 when Saudi-British billionaire Hani Farsi invited him to a lavish fundraiser that he was holding on behalf of the White Helmet affiliated group “The Syria Campaign.”

The Syria Campaign is a subsidiary of the New York-based PR agency, Purpose, which claims to be impartial in the Syrian civil war. But as Alternet reported, they are on a mission to provoke western intervention in the region and have even openly called for a no-fly zone. The Syria Campaign works very closely with the White Helmets and likely has many of the same members.

Last year, the Syria Campaign paid actors up to $600 each to participate in a pro-White Helmet flash mob and orchestral performance at New York City’s Grand Central Station.

TIME 100 List: Liberals Outweigh Conservatives 14 to 4 – Christian Research Network

(Kyle Drennen – NewsBusters) “Singer Cher touted the “humility” and “grace” of openly gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon, who made headlines for his repeated attacks against Vice President Mike Pence.”

On Thursday, TIME magazine released its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, spanning across politics, entertainment, music, and sports. Predictably, the reliably liberal publication featured 14 glowing profiles of liberal activists, politicians, entertainers, and athletes, but only managed to find four conservative figures to highlight, one of which was a nasty hit piece.   View article →

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California Gender Bill: Another Attack on Religious Freedom | National Review

David French warns about legislation making its way to law in California. “Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an “unlawful business practice” to engage in ‘a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in ‘sexual orientation change efforts with an individual’.”

A California bill would criminalize conservative speech about gender. How Democrats hate social conservatives.
— Read on www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/california-progressives-launch-another-attack-on-free-speech/