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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 08/11/2018

Pro-‘Gay’ ‘Church’ Sells Building, Plans to Open Brewery in New Facility, Donate Profits to Planned Parenthood   Aug 06, 2018 03:43 pm

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The pro-homosexual Greater Purpose Community Church in California says that it has sold its former building and plans to open a public brewery in the now-closed Logos Bookstore in Santa Cruz. The brewery, which will also be used as meeting space for Sunday services, will donate part of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood, among other…

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Jerry Falwell Jr. to Pen Political Book With ‘Gay Marriage’ Advocate, Evolution Adherent Jimmy Carter   Aug 07, 2018 08:58 pm

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University, which hails itself as the world’s largest Christian university, says that he is writing a book with former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, the specifics of which have not yet been announced. Carter, who has publicly expressed his support for “gay marriage” and says that he believes in…

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‘I Don’t Like the Demon’: Parkland School Shooter Told Police Detective He Heard ‘Voice’ Telling Him to ‘Burn, Kill, Destroy’   Aug 07, 2018 02:05 pm

PARKLAND, Fla. — A newly-released transcript of the police interrogation of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz reveals that Cruz repeatedly asserted that he had been hearing a “voice” or a “demon” inside of himself instructing him to “kill destroy” and to hurt other people and himself. Cruz, 19, told Broward County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Curcio in…

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Violence Erupts in Argentina After Plans to Legalize Abortion Rejected   Aug 09, 2018 01:45 pm

(Sky News) — Protesters have lit fires and thrown bottles at police after Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Thousands of pro and anti-abortion protesters in rival colors gathered in heavy rain outside Congress in Buenos Aires as politicians debated the proposal for 15 hours. Officers fired tear…

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Man Found With 11 Children on Filthy New Mexico Compound Accused of Training Them to Commit School Shootings   Aug 10, 2018 09:27 am

(ABC News) — The man who was arrested on a filthy New Mexico compound with 11 abused children was training the children to commit school shootings, according to court documents obtained by ABC News. The documents allege that 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj was conducting weapons training at the property in Amalia, near the Colorado border. A foster parent of one of…

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New York Governor Calls for Investigation After Town Clerk Rejects Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ License   Aug 06, 2018 11:05 pm

Photo Credit: Pat Arnow ALBANY, N.Y. (USA Today) — A town clerk’s decision to reject a marriage license for a same-sex couple prompted New York’s governor to call for an investigation. Dylan Toften of Root, N.Y., wrote Monday on Facebook that Root Town Clerk Laurel “Sherrie” Eriksen would not issue a marriage license to him and his fiancé when they…

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Real Estate Company Removes Billboard Containing Bible, Preaching Imagery Following Complaints, Threat   Aug 09, 2018 08:48 am

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A real estate developer in Southern California has removed a billboard containing a Bible and preaching imagery from outside a shopping mall after reportedly receiving a number of complaints, as well as a threat, in objection to the religious nature of the sign. Harvest Christian Fellowship, led by Greg Laurie, had recently contacted the…

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Army Investigator Recommends Chaplain Be Found ‘Derelict in His Duties’ Surrounding Lesbian Who Wanted to Attend Marriage Retreat   Aug 08, 2018 04:49 pm

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An investigator with the U.S. Army has recommended that a Southern Baptist Army chaplain be found “derelict in his duties” surrounding a matter in which he declined to lead a marriage retreat after learning that a lesbian had signed up to attend the event with her partner. The investigator argues that the chaplain, who rescheduled the event so…

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Argentinian Doctors Take to Street in Opposition of Abortion Bill: ‘I’m a Doctor, Not a Murderer’   Aug 05, 2018 11:13 pm

Photo Credit: Evangelical Focus (Evangelical Focus) — Hundreds of Argentinian doctors recently took the streets to protest against the abortion bill that passed the lower house in June and will be debated on August 8. During the protests, many doctors held signs with the message, “I’m a doctor, not a murderer.” Some said they would rather go to jail…

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‘We Can’t Cut Ladies’ Hair’: Irish Barbershop Fined After Declining to Cut Hair of Woman Who Identifies as Man   Aug 05, 2018 05:45 pm

DUBLIN — A barbershop in Ireland has been fined 5,000 Euro after an employee declined to cut the hair of a woman who identifies as a man, as he noted that the business has a lease agreement to only cut men’s hair. According to reports, the woman, who goes by the name Lee McLoughlin, arrived at Charlie’s Barbers in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre last September and…

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for August 10, 2018

August 8, 2018
JERRY NEWCOMBE — When I was a kid, there was an expression: “Stop the world. I want to get off.” Glancing at the headlines sometimes make me feel that way. For example, here are some stories highlighted on Drudge today (8/6/18):… (more)

August 8, 2018
BRYAN FISCHER — In a development that is almost too Nazi-esque to believe, our own government is working with Planned Parenthood to get “fresh” tissue from aborted babies to produce “humanized mice.” Although it is almost impossible to believe, every word you read in that first paragraph is true…. (more)

August 8, 2018
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s warm relationship with and advocacy for Communist China go back decades and involve millions, if not billions, of dollars.
THE FEDERALIST — “I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.” – -Sen. Dianne Feinstein. As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America’s most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight…. (more)

August 8, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the Justice Department would not partner with groups that discriminate against or defame others, singling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for its “hate group” campaign. The attorney general, speaking at the Alliance Defending Freedom Summit on Religious Liberty, accused the SPLC of wielding the “hate” designation as a “weapon … against conservative organizations that refuse to accept their orthodoxy and choose instead to speak their conscience.”… (more)


August 8, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — An Islamic extremist was training as many as eleven children to commit school shootings at a dilapidated compound in New Mexico, according to court documents filed by government prosecutors Wednesday. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of a suspected co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, was training the children to use assault rifles before his compound was raided by authorities on Friday, CBS News reports…. (more)

August 8, 2018
BYRON YORK — Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch’s behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele’s research and the oligarch’s affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation…. (more)

August 8, 2018
BONNIE CHERNIN — The Netherlands has moved from assisted suicide to euthanasia, from euthanasia for people who are terminally ill to euthanasia for those who are chronically ill, from euthanasia for physical illness to euthanasia for psychological distress, and from voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia (called “termination of the patient without explicit request.)… (more)

August 8, 2018
GINA MILLER — Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film, “Death of a Nation,” is another home run. We saw it this past Saturday in its opening weekend. It is outstanding and current, as all of his films are. In it, Mr. D’Souza presents the truth behind the Big Lies of the commie/fascist/Nazi/Ku Klux Klan/Democrat/”Progressive” collective with his in-depth research, interviews, and high-quality historical reenactments by actors who look impressively like the people they’re portraying…. (more)

August 8, 2018
Larry Klayman is shocked DOJ ‘Deep Staters’ still targeting rancher, sons
LARRY KLAYMAN — If you thought that the lying, deceit, and outright corruption at my once proud alma mater, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), had reached an end point – – with phony claims by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray promising to clean up the mess that resulted in the “witch hunt” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump – – think again!… (more)


August 8, 2018
Joseph Farah slams Digital Cartel making 1st Amendment null and void
JOSEPH FARAH — I’ve been warning everyone who would listen about the greatest threat to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion in America today. It’s not government. Instead, the overt attack on America’s First Amendment comes from the corporate behemoth new media gatekeepers who are in ideological lockstep with each other – – from Google to YouTube to Facebook to Twitter to Apple to Amazon…. (more)

August 8, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true – a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse. They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down. And they demanded that all services stop until each person, along with the church itself, was registered with the government, said the shopkeeper, Guo…. (more)

August 8, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republican Troy Balderson held a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O’Connor with returns from all precincts in, and he claimed victory Tuesday night in the barn burner of a special election race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Balderson, a state senator, was clinging to lead of 50.1 percent to 49.2 percent over Mr. O’Connor, Franklin County recorder…. (more)


August 7, 2018
NEWSMAX — A new report describes how the FBI continued to receive information from a British spy investigating then-candidate Donald Trump – – after the bureau said it severed ties with him over a media leak – – through Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr…. (more)

August 7, 2018
Judicial Watch probing fired FBI chief’s talks with Obama, Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi
BOB UNRUH — To aid the developing investigation of fired FBI chief James Comey’s conversations with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others, a federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to save and protect any relevant personal emails…. (more)

August 7, 2018
FOX NEWS — Days of unprecedented protests aimed at Iran’s sluggish economy along with “biting” sanctions imposed by President Trump are ramping up pressure Tuesday on the Islamic Republic’s ruling class and causing many analysts to wonder if regime change could be on the horizon…. (more)

August 7, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Tuesday night praised the efforts of firefighters battling massive wildfires in California and said the administration is in “constant contact” with state and local officials. “We’re deeply grateful to our incredible firefighters and first responders,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “They’re really brave people. They’re risking their lives … to contain these devastating fires so they can save our lives.”… (more)


August 7, 2018
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Like millions of Catholics, the members of my parish recite the same prayer at the end of every Mass: “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,” the congregation says in unison. “Be our protection against the wickedness and the snares of the devil….”… (more)

August 7, 2018
MICHAEL OBERNDORF — Once upon a time, boys and girls, there was a country, unique in the world and in history, where the people were not subjects of the whims and delusional rule of tyrannical kings and other potentates, but lived free under the Rule of Law, laid out in a constitution written by the People themselves. It clearly enumerated the powers they granted to the government, not the other way ’round. It also listed (and guaranteed) rights granted to them by God, not by government, and thus “unalienable.”… (more)

August 6, 2018
DAN POPP — A society which is socialist cannot also be democratic, in the sense of guaranteeing individual freedom. – – Milton Friedman With all the folks recently declaring themselves “democratic socialists,” I thought it would be worthwhile to examine why this is another assault on language by the barbarian left…. (more)

August 6, 2018
BRUCE DEITRICK PRICE — No less an authority than Robert Sweet, President of the National Right to Read Foundation (NRRF), said there are a dozen good phonics programs and which one is best doesn’t matter that much. This answer is reassuring; it furthers my resolve not to pretend I know which one is best. My goal is to make sure everyone understands why phonics is superior, and that phonics offers a lot of variety and creativity…. (more)


August 6, 2018
THE HILL — In a decision that could be only be described as dumbfounding and hypocritical, The New York Times is standing by its decision to hire tech writer Sarah Jeong as an editorial board member despite the emergence of racially-charged tweets she posted a few years ago…. (more)


August 6, 2018
WESLEY PRUDEN — Donald Trump’s critics have made a wonderful contribution to our golden age of letters. But who could have guessed that this glorious abundance of creative writing would be found in political commentary? The president’s detractors compete to be the first to describe how he finally comes a cropper, with his carcass nailed to the barn door by Robert Mueller, who was commissioned to find the evidence of collusion with the Russians. Everybody knows the evidence is so abundant a child could find it…. (more)

August 6, 2018
CNBC — Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Spotify clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday. Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of Jones’ six podcasts, which includes the infamous “The Alex Jones Show” as well as a number of other InfoWars audio streams. The news was originally reported by BuzzFeed News…. (more)


August 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Things move very quickly in the media realm, and in quirky ways. Despite the fact that Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify banned controversial broadcast host and “Infowars” creator Alex Jones, he still led the national trends on Twitter throughout Monday. Such is the irony of social media. Certain content producers are banished from busy sites for violating “community rules” about the nature and tone of content – – then the public can’t wait to talk about them. And talk they did…. (more)

August 6, 2018
‘These policies are deliberately unclear as well as political’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Ben Shapiro may consider InfoWars is a “dumpster fire,” but he still says Apple, Facebook, and YouTube were wrong to ban the channel from their platforms. The editor in chief of The Daily Wire told readers on Monday that the swift termination from InfoWars from major social-media platforms is a sterling example of “the political Left” in action. His take: Purposefully ambiguous guidelines allow companies to target anyone they choose at will under the guise of combating “hate speech.”… (more)

 

August 7, 2018 RenewAmerica Newsletter

August 7, 2018
MICHAEL OBERNDORF — Once upon a time, boys and girls, there was a country, unique in the world and in history, where the people were not subjects of the whims and delusional rule of tyrannical kings and other potentates, but lived free under the Rule of Law, laid out in a constitution written by the People themselves. It clearly enumerated the powers they granted to the government, not the other way ’round. It also listed (and guaranteed) rights granted to them by God, not by government, and thus “unalienable.”… (more)

August 6, 2018
DAN POPP — A society which is socialist cannot also be democratic, in the sense of guaranteeing individual freedom. – – Milton Friedman With all the folks recently declaring themselves “democratic socialists,” I thought it would be worthwhile to examine why this is another assault on language by the barbarian left…. (more)

August 6, 2018
BRUCE DEITRICK PRICE — No less an authority than Robert Sweet, President of the National Right to Read Foundation (NRRF), said there are a dozen good phonics programs and which one is best doesn’t matter that much. This answer is reassuring; it furthers my resolve not to pretend I know which one is best. My goal is to make sure everyone understands why phonics is superior, and that phonics offers a lot of variety and creativity…. (more)


August 6, 2018
THE HILL — In a decision that could be only be described as dumbfounding and hypocritical, The New York Times is standing by its decision to hire tech writer Sarah Jeong as an editorial board member despite the emergence of racially-charged tweets she posted a few years ago…. (more)


August 6, 2018
WESLEY PRUDEN — Donald Trump’s critics have made a wonderful contribution to our golden age of letters. But who could have guessed that this glorious abundance of creative writing would be found in political commentary? The president’s detractors compete to be the first to describe how he finally comes a cropper, with his carcass nailed to the barn door by Robert Mueller, who was commissioned to find the evidence of collusion with the Russians. Everybody knows the evidence is so abundant a child could find it…. (more)

August 6, 2018
CNBC — Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Spotify clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday. Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of Jones’ six podcasts, which includes the infamous “The Alex Jones Show” as well as a number of other InfoWars audio streams. The news was originally reported by BuzzFeed News…. (more)


August 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Things move very quickly in the media realm, and in quirky ways. Despite the fact that Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify banned controversial broadcast host and “Infowars” creator Alex Jones, he still led the national trends on Twitter throughout Monday. Such is the irony of social media. Certain content producers are banished from busy sites for violating “community rules” about the nature and tone of content – – then the public can’t wait to talk about them. And talk they did…. (more)

August 6, 2018
‘These policies are deliberately unclear as well as political’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Ben Shapiro may consider InfoWars is a “dumpster fire,” but he still says Apple, Facebook, and YouTube were wrong to ban the channel from their platforms. The editor in chief of The Daily Wire told readers on Monday that the swift termination from InfoWars from major social-media platforms is a sterling example of “the political Left” in action. His take: Purposefully ambiguous guidelines allow companies to target anyone they choose at will under the guise of combating “hate speech.”… (more)

August 6, 2018
MEDIA MATTERS — Facebook, well-known as a breeding ground for misinformation, has a particular problem with disseminating false and misleading messages about climate change science. The platform spreads climate-denying videos and other posts, hosts climate-denying ads, and officially partners with climate-denying media outlets and organizations…. (more)

August 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Facebook has reportedly approached several of the biggest U.S. banks, asking them to share their customers’ financial data with the social-media giant. According to a report Monday in the Wall Street Journal, the data included such detailed matters as card transactions besides Facebook-related purchases and checking-account balances…. (more)

August 6, 2018
WESLEY PRUDEN — Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) rarely kills, but it wounds, and it might be fatal to the Democratic crusade to take back the House. That struggle is just beginning, and one Democratic pollster says Democrats, despite their successful run on Fort Knox to build an abundant campaign war chest, feel more “exhausted” by the current news cycle than Republicans do…. (more)

August 6, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong’s Red Guards marched people through the streets in large dunce caps. The victims had said or done something outside the canon of Chinese Marxism. An Americanized version of public scapegoating is unfolding daily as tweets, emails, phone calls or writings, some of which go back many years, are held up as evidence of wrong thinking, circa 2018. Although not remotely comparable to Mao’s vicious treatment of dissidents, the penalties can be harsh – – loss of job, income, social standing and being publicly branded as an enemy of “diversity.”… (more)

August 6, 2018
NEWSMAX — The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a “blacklisting” campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York regulators, the gun rights group said in a federal lawsuit…. (more)


August 6, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Guns for me, but not for thee. The National Rifle Association taunted gun control activist David Hogg and his group’s Saturday protest at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters by noting his security. “Today, @davidhogg111 (with armed security) and a bunch of gun-grabbing activists protested our empty HQ,” the gun-rights organization wrote on Twitter on Saturday night…. (more)

August 4, 2018
CNS NEWS — Following last month’s strong employment report, the numbers released on Friday were even better in some respects. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says a record 155,965,000 people were employed in July, the 11th record-breaker since President Trump took office 19 months ago…. (more)

August 4, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Hiring slowed in July as unemployment fell even farther, according to Labor Department numbers released Friday. The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, falling short of the expected 190,000. Unemployment ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, and there have been more job openings than workers to fill them since April…. (more)

August 4, 2018
BYRON YORK — Congressional investigators know that Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier on behalf of the Clinton campaign, kept supplying allegations to the FBI after the 2016 election – – and even after he was terminated as a source by the bureau for giving confidential information to the media…. (more)

August 4, 2018
NEWSMAX — The FBI Friday released 71 heavily redacted pages describing that it had corresponded with former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of a dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and revealed the agency was paying him to gather intelligence…. (more)

August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rep. Jim Jordan said the struggle between the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice is part of a larger show of disrespect from several parts of the executive branch. During an interview with The Washington Times’ Tim Constantine for “The Capitol Hill Show” on Thursday, Mr. Jordan explained the reasoning behind the decision to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration moved Thursday to freeze fuel economy standards, saying that suspending higher Obama-era mileage requirements will give drivers access to “more affordable” vehicles and boost the economy…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The top brass at Fox Television Group has assured skittish fans of “Last Man Standing” that they have nothing to fear regarding “Mike Baxter’s” return. Tim Allen’s popular character won’t be stripped of his conservative streak when the hit show lands at Fox on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. EDT. Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman confirmed the continuing political status while talking with reporters in Beverly Hills, California…. (more)


August 2, 2018
‘This is a story about life, our first unalienable right’
ART MOORE — Facebook banned a pro-life video ad by a judicial candidate, explaining it violated the social-media company’s policy of not allowing “shocking, disrespectful or sensational content.” Chris McDonough, a Republican candidate for St. Charles County Circuit Judge in Missouri, posted the ad on Sunday, reported the Gateway Pundit…. (more)


August 2, 2018
Federal documents reveal hundreds more hurt
BOB UNRUH — At least 22 women have been killed, and hundreds more have ended up with ectopic pregnancies or have required blood transfusions and hospitalization due to an abortion pill fast-tracked by the Bill Clinton administration…. (more)

August 2, 2018
Dinesh D’Souza interviews Richard Spencer
ART MOORE — In his movie and companion book “Death of a Nation,” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza presents an interview he conducted with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, who has become a symbol of white nationalism…. (more)


August 2, 2018
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — “Medicare for all,” the universal single-payer healthcare system increasingly popular among Democrats, would cost taxpayers an extra $32 trillion over a decade under the most optimistic scenario, it was estimated this week. Debate ensued over whether that means “Medicare for all,” as drafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, would cut overall healthcare spending, or whether the assumptions that produced the $32 trillion figure involved unrealistic assumptions about cuts in payments to doctors and providers…. (more)

 

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 08/04/2018

Belgium Euthanized Three Children, Hundreds Dealing With Conditions Common to Aging, in 2016-2017   Jul 29, 2018 10:27 pm

Photo Credit: John Nichols/FreeImages.com BRUSSELS — A new report out of Belgium shows that among the 4,337 Belgians who opted to die by euthanasia in 2016-2017, three were ill children, and hundreds of other cases were listed as “polypathology,” or the suffrage of a combination of health issues commonly related to aging, such as blindness, hearing loss,…

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Man Arrested for Killing Grandmother With Dementia: ‘He Did Not Want His Grandmother to Live Like This Anymore’   Jul 30, 2018 06:18 pm

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after slashing the throat of his grandmother with dementia and telling investigators that he did so—amid frustration that he was the only family member caring for her—because he didn’t want her to “live like this anymore.” According to reports, police arrived at…

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‘Salvation Is the Most Important Thing’: Milwaukee Officer Killed in Line of Duty Remembered as Man of Faith   Jul 28, 2018 09:27 am

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Wisconsin police officer who was killed in the line of duty this week was a Christian who would share the gospel with those he arrested and pray for their salvation. Michael Michalski, 52, of the Milwaukee Police Department was killed on Wednesday while among a group of officers with the Special Investigations Division pursuing Jonathan…

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Judge Says School District Must Treat Girl Who Identifies as Boy ‘Like Any Other Boy’ in Regard to Restroom Use   Jul 29, 2018 12:40 am

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has placed an injunction on a school policy that prohibits a girl who identifies as a boy from using the mens’ restroom, declaring that under the law, she must be “treated like any other boy.” Judge Timothy Corrigan ruled on Thursday that the St. Johns County School…

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Man Charged With ‘Hate Crime’ for Distributing ‘Safe Sex Pamphlets’ in ‘Gay Zombie’ Disguise Prompts Concerns Over ‘Pragmatic Evangelism’   Jul 31, 2018 02:45 pm

TORONTO — A Canadian man who was among a half dozen professing Christians who dressed in skin-tight green spandex with rainbow accents to disguise themselves as the “Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association” in order to infiltrate the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade is facing a hate crime charge for distributing “zombie safe sex” pamphlets that turned out to be warnings…

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More Than 8,000 Rwandan Churches Now Closed Following Government Directive   Jul 28, 2018 10:09 pm

Public domain (World Watch Monitor) — The Rwanda Governance Board continues to close churches it says fail to meet requirements laid down at the beginning of the year. New requirements set in place for those congregations that want to continue ministry are also complicating efforts to comply. Many see the closures as part of an effort by the government to make…

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Appeals Court Upholds Woman’s Claim Against Planet Fitness for Not Informing Her About Unwritten ‘Self-Identification’ Policy Prior to Signup   Jul 31, 2018 08:00 pm

DETROIT, Mich. — After the case was remanded by the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a Midland-area woman has a valid Consumer Protection Act claim against Planet Fitness in that representatives failed to inform her before she signed up for membership that the company has an “unwritten policy” allowing men who identify as women to…

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Texas Woman Arrested After Her Newborn Son Found Alive in Dumpster   Aug 02, 2018 09:02 pm

HURST, Texas — A woman in Texas is facing an attempted capital murder charge for allegedly giving birth at her place of employment and then placing her newborn son in a garbage bag and leaving him in the dumpster. Alyssa Baker, 28, is accused of leaving her baby for dead on the morning of June 15. According to reports, Baker used the restroom at Souper Salad…

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Church Demolished as Hindu Radicals Attempt to Create ‘Christian-Free’ Village in India   Jul 30, 2018 10:10 am

(International Christian Concern) – “All that the Hindu radicals want is for Sangameshwar to be a ‘Christian-free’ village,” Pastor Srinivas Sapa, a 42-year-old Christian resident of Sangameshwar, told International Christian Concern (ICC). “Of all the 50 odd Christians who are native to Sangameshwar, most were born in the village and are now panicked…

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Man Who Destroyed Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument Recalls Hearing Something ‘Inside’ Say ‘Destroy It Tonight’   Aug 03, 2018 12:48 pm

VAN BUREN, Ark. — An Arkansas man who destroyed a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state capitol building in June 2017 says that he heard something inside impress on him, “Destroy it tonight.” Local television station KARK recently sat down with Michael Tate Reed II after he was released from the state hospital, where he was receiving treatment for…

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August 4, 2018 Weekend Snapshot — Top Stories This Week

Therapists Rebrand ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

Trump’s election and his subsequent bombardment of the status quo resulted in an epidemic of cognitive dissonance on the Left.

The ‘Most Pro-Black,’ Pro-American President

Black religious leaders praise Trump’s efforts to revitalize the inner city and work toward prison reform.

Dems Worry About Election Integrity, Oppose Voter ID

Their feigned concern over Russian election meddling is a bid to bolster opposition against Trump.

CNN’s Jim Acosta Can’t Take What He Dishes

The correspondent complains of being booed and mocked while covering a Donald Trump rally.

NYT Publisher to Trump: Stop Being Divisive and Dangerous

The president says reporters are being “driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Divisive LeBron James Blames Divisiveness on Trump

James believes that Trump, not disgruntled athletes, brought on the ire of many sports fans.

Dems Label Brett Kavanaugh ‘Evil,’ Sans Evidence

Democrats prove the only reason they oppose the SCOTUS nominee is because of Trump.

Resisting Progress

Immediately following the 2016 election, #resist became the Left’s anti-Trump battle cry.

Comedy Is Dead, and Leftists Murdered It

When everything is a “trigger” or a “microaggression,” it ceases to be funny for miserable people.

Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Cost: $32.6 Trillion

A new study finds that even doubling individual and corporate tax rates wouldn’t cover the cost.

3D-Printed Hype

Why the sudden uproar from Second Amendment opponents over 3D-printed guns?

A Fresh-Smell Environment

EPA data shows that pollution is way down, but don’t expect the ecofascists to acquiesce.

The ADA Is a Serial Litigator’s Dream

While well-meaning, the ADA has spawned a cottage industry of unscrupulous lawsuits.

Coast Guard Birthday

On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was created by Congress. Happy Birthday and Semper Paratus!

Quote Of The Week

“Donald Trump did not create distrust of the media, distrust of the media helped create Donald Trump.” —Mollie Hemingway

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for 08/03/2018

August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rep. Jim Jordan said the struggle between the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice is part of a larger show of disrespect from several parts of the executive branch. During an interview with The Washington Times’ Tim Constantine for “The Capitol Hill Show” on Thursday, Mr. Jordan explained the reasoning behind the decision to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration moved Thursday to freeze fuel economy standards, saying that suspending higher Obama-era mileage requirements will give drivers access to “more affordable” vehicles and boost the economy…. (more)

August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The top brass at Fox Television Group has assured skittish fans of “Last Man Standing” that they have nothing to fear regarding “Mike Baxter’s” return. Tim Allen’s popular character won’t be stripped of his conservative streak when the hit show lands at Fox on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. EDT. Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman confirmed the continuing political status while talking with reporters in Beverly Hills, California…. (more)


August 2, 2018
‘This is a story about life, our first unalienable right’
ART MOORE — Facebook banned a pro-life video ad by a judicial candidate, explaining it violated the social-media company’s policy of not allowing “shocking, disrespectful or sensational content.” Chris McDonough, a Republican candidate for St. Charles County Circuit Judge in Missouri, posted the ad on Sunday, reported the Gateway Pundit…. (more)


August 2, 2018
Federal documents reveal hundreds more hurt
BOB UNRUH — At least 22 women have been killed, and hundreds more have ended up with ectopic pregnancies or have required blood transfusions and hospitalization due to an abortion pill fast-tracked by the Bill Clinton administration…. (more)

August 2, 2018
Dinesh D’Souza interviews Richard Spencer
ART MOORE — In his movie and companion book “Death of a Nation,” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza presents an interview he conducted with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, who has become a symbol of white nationalism…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — “Medicare for all,” the universal single-payer healthcare system increasingly popular among Democrats, would cost taxpayers an extra $32 trillion over a decade under the most optimistic scenario, it was estimated this week. Debate ensued over whether that means “Medicare for all,” as drafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, would cut overall healthcare spending, or whether the assumptions that produced the $32 trillion figure involved unrealistic assumptions about cuts in payments to doctors and providers…. (more)

August 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday criticized the rogue FBI agent for not recusing himself from the Russia probe, adding that Robert Mueller will protect Peter Strzok in his report in order to maintain the “illusion of objectivity” with the investigation. A guest on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” program, the renowned law professor was reacting to the news that Strzok insisted on maintaining his FBI security clearance before moving to Mueller’s special counsel team…. (more)

August 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Julian Assange soon will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London – – his refuge from criminal charges for the last six years – – and enter a changed world. The Australian walked into the building in the capital’s Knightsbridge neighborhood just before the 2012 Olympics, with Barack Obama in his first term and elections untainted by alleged interference by Russian agents. When he walks out, Assange will face a new more aggressive American president, a U.K. trying to find its role outside the European Union and a change in Ecuadorian leadership. The 47-year-old may find the future uncertain…. (more)

August 2, 2018
Immigration official explains illegal entry a criminal violation
ART MOORE — A Democratic senator wanted immigration officials who testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to tell her whether or not they would send their children to the Family Residential Centers that temporarily house children while their adult parents or custodians are prosecuted for entering the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence told the senator, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, that she was missing the point…. (more)

August 1, 2018
Russian national surprised to be on rolls in San Francisco
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California – just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova. Ms. Shuvalova said she didn’t even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote…. (more)

August 1, 2018
The group uses ‘platform in order to denigrate and disparage certain groups,’ Congressman says
WASHINGTON TIMES — Jerry Boykin wasn’t thrilled to see the Southern Poverty Law Center working with Amazon or Twitter, but he’s far more alarmed about the left-leaning group’s partnership with the FBI. “I think the FBI is making a terrible mistake by doing this, given the track record of the Southern Poverty Law Center,” said Mr. Boykin, a retired lieutenant general and former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, who now serves as executive vice president of the Family Research Council…. (more)

August 1, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — What is disturbing about the Mueller investigation is not per se that a special counsel is looking into charges of wrongdoing known as “collusion,” but that he is indicting or leveraging suspects, amid a larger landscape of related perceived wrongdoers, who so far have not been subject to the same federal zeal…. (more)

August 1, 2018
BYRON YORK — Nineteen-ninety-eight was a year of scandal in Washington. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr was investigating whether President Bill Clinton lied about a sexual affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky. The Clinton legal and public relations team furiously resisted Starr’s probe, and the battle, which began with news of the affair in January, stretched through the spring, and into summer, and into fall…. (more)

August 1, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — In a cease and desist letter sent to the city of Portland, Ore. Monday, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) representatives accused the city’s mayor of enabling the harassment of its officers by ordering police not to remove protestors camped outside of their office building…. (more)

August 1, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Hundreds of times I’ve been handed a program while walking into a play in New York City. Walking into an off-Broadway production the other night, I experienced a theater first: An usher handed me a copy of the U.S. Constitution…. (more)

July 31, 2018
Alan Keyes is buoyed by prospect of Congress reasserting its representation
ALAN KEYES — A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday evening. The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)…. (more)

July 31, 2018
Jordan insists on getting information subpoenaed, or else
WORLDNETDAILY — U.S. Rep Jim Jordan, a candidate to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, is not backing down on his threat to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for withholding documents subpoenaed by Congress in Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging probe into “Russian collusion” in the 2016 election…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — After a big week, both announcing a candidacy to be the next speaker of the House and presenting articles of impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, vowed to simplify the role of Congress to do “what they elected us to do.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation? He’d probably be pleased at the college’s growth and academic reputation. The campus remains one of the most beautiful in the world, reflecting much of his architectural plan. Jefferson designed the Rotunda, inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. The mall and colonnade bespeak the intended permanence of his “Academical Village.” Serpentine, one-brick-wide walls continue to delight visitors…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NUMBERS USA — Americans who want immigration numbers reduced are in the majority, and they are being largely ignored by immigration policy negotiators in the U.S. House. That’s the chief point of NumbersUSA’s widespread advertising campaign that began around Christmas and has accelerated in June…. (more)

July 30, 2018
THE HILL — Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are “straight out of Orwell.” The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is “authoritarian” and wants people to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
PAUL BEDARD — This week’s Liberal Mainstream Scream features a little peek into the New York Times and why it brought on noted conservative columnist Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal. As he said on MSNBC Friday, “One of the Reasons I’m at the New York Times is I’m a Never-Trumper.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — On a battlefield, in outer space, on the frontier, at hearth and home, anywhere and everywhere, films have portrayed American self-determination and self-reliance, belief in God, religious freedom, democratic traditions, patriotism, strong families, and respect for forebears, personal bravery and loyalty, and justice and forgiveness. Newsmax selected these films as the Top 50 Movies Celebrating American Values to show what’s good about our nation and our way of life…. (more)

July 29, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — First lady Melania Trump is drawing attention to babies who face withdrawal after being exposed to opioids in the womb, even as health facilities are working to develop better ways to care for them and as significant research gaps remain…. (more)

 

RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018
Alan Keyes is buoyed by prospect of Congress reasserting its representation
ALAN KEYES — A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday evening. The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)…. (more)

July 31, 2018
Jordan insists on getting information subpoenaed, or else
WORLDNETDAILY — U.S. Rep Jim Jordan, a candidate to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, is not backing down on his threat to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for withholding documents subpoenaed by Congress in Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging probe into “Russian collusion” in the 2016 election…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — After a big week, both announcing a candidacy to be the next speaker of the House and presenting articles of impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, vowed to simplify the role of Congress to do “what they elected us to do.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation? He’d probably be pleased at the college’s growth and academic reputation. The campus remains one of the most beautiful in the world, reflecting much of his architectural plan. Jefferson designed the Rotunda, inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. The mall and colonnade bespeak the intended permanence of his “Academical Village.” Serpentine, one-brick-wide walls continue to delight visitors…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NUMBERS USA — Americans who want immigration numbers reduced are in the majority, and they are being largely ignored by immigration policy negotiators in the U.S. House. That’s the chief point of NumbersUSA’s widespread advertising campaign that began around Christmas and has accelerated in June…. (more)

July 30, 2018
THE HILL — Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are “straight out of Orwell.” The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is “authoritarian” and wants people to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
PAUL BEDARD — This week’s Liberal Mainstream Scream features a little peek into the New York Times and why it brought on noted conservative columnist Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal. As he said on MSNBC Friday, “One of the Reasons I’m at the New York Times is I’m a Never-Trumper.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — On a battlefield, in outer space, on the frontier, at hearth and home, anywhere and everywhere, films have portrayed American self-determination and self-reliance, belief in God, religious freedom, democratic traditions, patriotism, strong families, and respect for forebears, personal bravery and loyalty, and justice and forgiveness. Newsmax selected these films as the Top 50 Movies Celebrating American Values to show what’s good about our nation and our way of life…. (more)

July 29, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — First lady Melania Trump is drawing attention to babies who face withdrawal after being exposed to opioids in the womb, even as health facilities are working to develop better ways to care for them and as significant research gaps remain…. (more)

July 29, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Fusion GPS, the impresario of the infamous Christopher Steele dossier, must undergo a deposition in a libel suit brought by a Russian entrepreneur, a federal judge ruled this week. Judge Ursula Ungaro also ordered Fusion, a Washington investigative firm, to turn over written communications with Mr. Steele, who accused the Trump campaign of an “extensive conspiracy” yet to be proven publicly…. (more)

July 29, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Twitter shares plummeted during Friday trading following release of the first quarterly earnings report since the company purged millions of fraudulent accounts from its platform. After gaining roughly 80 percent on the year – – and despite the company’s having posted a profit of $134 million this quarter, its third consecutive quarter in the black – – Twitter stock fell by roughly 21 percent Friday. The decline appeared to be due to investor concerns about the social-media platform’s stagnating user growth. Twitter’s user count fell by 1 million to 355 million this quarter. The company reportedly began purging roughly 1 million accounts daily in an effort to facilitate conversational “health” on its platform…. (more)

July 29, 2018
Second Amendment champion Kyle Kashuv planned conference for 800 students
WORLDNETDAILY — Parkland tragedy survivor Kyle Kashuv has emerged as a role model for young conservatives across the country – – and it was never more evident than this week, when he helped plan the largest-ever high school conservative conference…. (more)

July 29, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The death count from a rapidly growing Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead. “My babies are dead,” Sherry Bledsoe said through tears after she and family members met with Shasta County sheriff’s deputies. Bledsoe’s two children, James Roberts, 5, and Emily Roberts, 4, were stranded with her grandmother Melody Bledsoe, 70, when fire swept through the rural area where they were staying Thursday…. (more)


July 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush offered a rhetorical hat tip to one-time rival President Trump on Friday for the nation’s surging economy. The man deemed “low-energy Jeb” on the 2016 campaign trail by Mr. Trump took to Twitter to marvel at America’s high-octane economic growth – – 4.1 percent in the second quarter…. (more)


July 28, 2018
BYRON YORK — There has been bitter debate about the release of a heavily-redacted version of the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page. The debate centers on whether the FBI gave the FISA court judges enough information to assess the anti-Trump motives of the people behind the Steele dossier…. (more)

July 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Clinton campaign received a steady flow of briefings on its paid-for Christopher Steele dossier, whose unverified Trump-Russia collusion charges made their way into election news stories and Clinton talking points. The dossier emerged again as a Washington hot topic in recent days with the release of four FBI applications to a judge to spy on a Donald Trump volunteer. The petition’s evidence to convince the judge was largely based on the dossier…. (more)

July 28, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — The remains of some of the American troops killed in the Korean War are on a plane back to the U.S., President Trump announced on Friday. “At this moment a plane is carrying the remains of some great fallen heroes from America back from the Korean War,” the president stated during a speech at the White House addressing the economy. “They’re coming back to the United States.”… (more)

July 28, 2018
Knowingly aided group providing direct support to bin Laden
WORLDNETDAILY — The Obama administration gave $200,000 in taxpayer money to a group it knew to be an al-Qaida affiliate in Sudan, according to an investigation. The joint i24News-Middle East Forum probe found the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, gave $200,000 to the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency, a designated global terrorist organization, reported i24News, the Israeli international news and current-affairs television channel located in Tel Aviv…. (more)

July 28, 2018
MICHAEL BARONE — Sometimes a society’s values change sharply with almost no one noticing, much less anticipating the consequences. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was “ideal” – -about the same number as in Gallup surveys starting in 1938. That number helps explain the postwar baby boom that exploded after Americans were no longer constrained by depression and world war…. (more)

July 28, 2018
Filmmaker John Sullivan ready to challenge media silence on horrific Philadelphia ‘serial killer’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Filmmaker John Sullivan has faced his share of obstacles in executive-producing his latest movie, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” First came financing for the feature film, which recalls the barbaric practices of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The issue was resolved by a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign in 2014 that netted north of $2.1 million via Indiegogo…. (more)


July 26, 2018
JERRY NEWCOMBE — Barely a week goes by without some news about the transgender issue. Recently, some declared that babies should be called “theybies” – since we don’t know whether they’re male or female until they decide for themselves…. (more)


July 26, 2018
BRYAN FISCHER — The Bible’s view of human sexuality is quite direct: God created them “male and female” (Genesis 1:27). There are two sexes, or genders, and only two. Period. People may be confused about their sexual identity, but the solution in such cases is to help them reconcile their mental view of themselves with biological reality. It is not to mutilate the human body in a vain attempt to work things the other way round…. (more)

July 26, 2018
CNBC — Facebook on Thursday posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in U.S. stock market history after releasing a disastrous quarterly report. The social media giant’s market capitalization plummeted by $119 billion to $510 billion as its stock price plummeted by 19 percent. At Wednesday’s close, Facebook’s market cap had totaled nearly $630 billion, according to FactSet…. (more)


July 26, 2018
JIM TERRY — James Clapper is offended that President Trump has threatened to remove Clapper’s security clearance. John Brennan said President Trump committed treason in his meeting with Vladimir Putin. What do these two opponents of Trump have in common? Both are political hacks…. (more)


July 26, 2018
NEWSMAX — House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Thursday he was tabling efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying after meeting with Republican leaders that he would pursue contempt measures if Congress did not soon receive subpoenaed documents on the Russia probe. “I think the very first order of business would be moving the House to a contempt vote,” the North Carolina Republican told reporters at the Capitol, The Hill reports…. (more)

 

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 07/28/2018

Man Who Identifies as Woman Goes on Axe Attack, Hears Demonic Voices to ‘Start the Rise of Hell on Earth’   Jul 22, 2018 11:54 pm

SYDNEY — An Australian man who identifies as a woman who attempted to kill people with an axe at a 7-Eleven store last year while under the influence of drugs says that he heard voices telling him to “kill and maim” and to “start the rise of Hell on Earth.” According to SBS News Australia, the 26-year-old who goes by the name Evie Amati stood on trial this past…

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School District Threatens to Call Police if Christian Distributes Bibles on Campus   Jul 22, 2018 05:33 pm

LA HARPE, Ill. — A school district in Illinois has reportedly advised one of the nation’s most conspicuous Church-State separation groups that it has disallowed a local Christian from distributing Bibles on a street near an elementary school and told the man that the police will be called should he come on campus. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion…

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Wyoming Air Force Base to Replace Bible on POW/MIA Table With ‘Generic Book of Faith’ Following Complaint   Jul 21, 2018 07:34 pm

Photo Credit: MRFF CHEYENNE, Wy. — A commander at an Air Force base in Wyoming has decided to replace a Bible on a “missing man” table meant to honor prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action with a “generic book of faith” filled with blank pages following receipt of a complaint lodged by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). According to a…

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Christians in Iran Seized from Homes, Including Violent Imprisonment of Pastor   Jul 25, 2018 06:49 pm

(Morning Star News) – Three Christians in Iran were arrested from their homes today and yesterday following the violent arrest of pastor Yousef Nadarkhani on Sunday (July 22), according to advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC). Pastor Nadarkhani, a convert from Islam like the others arrested, was awaiting a summons to begin a 10-year prison sentence after his…

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Man Killed Unborn Child by Beating His Pregnant Ex: ‘I Didn’t Want to Hurt Her, Just the Baby’   Jul 23, 2018 10:30 am

(PEOPLE) — An Alabama man who attacked his pregnant ex-girlfriend two years ago, killing their unborn child, told a friend afterward, “I didn’t want to hurt her, just the baby,” prosecutors said at the man’s trial this week in Birmingham. Christopher Ammons Kemp, 31, did not deny the March 2016 assault that capped weeks of separation between him and…

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Ohio Cafe to Continue Sunday Church Bulletin Discount Despite Threat From Atheist Organization   Jul 23, 2018 11:51 am

CHEVIOT, Ohio — A restaurant in Ohio says that it will continue offering its church bulletin discount on Sundays despite receipt of a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist groups. Starters Cafe, a new eatery in Cheviot, recently began offering a 10 percent discount to any patrons who brought in a church bulletin on Sundays. The…

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Judge Says Parents Can Remove Their Children From School if They Don’t Like ‘Transgender’ Restroom Use Policy   Jul 27, 2018 01:02 pm

Photo Credit: Vince Mig/Public Domain Pictures PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge in Oregon has rejected a lawsuit filed by concerned parents who challenged a school district’s policy allowing those with gender dysphoria to use the restroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity, stating that if parents object, they have a right to remove their…

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Judge Rules Against New York AG Who Sued Pro-Life Christians for Allegedly ‘Harassing’ Women at Abortion Facility   Jul 21, 2018 04:45 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal judge has ruled against a lawsuit by the Office of the Attorney General of New York, which sued 13 pro-life Christians last year in alleging that they had engaged in repeated “harassment” of women outside an abortion facility in seeking to persuade the mothers not to kill their unborn child. Judge Carol Bagley Amon, appointed to the bench…

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Pharmacist ‘No Longer Employed by CVS’ After Declining to Fill Hormone ‘Therapy’ Prescriptions for Man Who Identifies as Woman   Jul 23, 2018 05:46 pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The popular pharmacy chain CVS says that an Arizona pharmacist is “no longer employed” with the company after he declined to fill prescriptions relating to a gender “transition” for a man who identifies as a woman. On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shared a story written by the customer, who goes by the name Hilde Hall. He…

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Jiangxi Churches Asked to Replace Crosses With Flag, Image of Chinese President   Jul 25, 2018 09:29 am

XINYU, Jiangxi (China Aid) — Churches across Jiangxi received a warning from local authorities in early July, demanding that they dismantle their crosses, replace them with either an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping or the national flag, and keep their children away from church. In Xinyu—a city within Jiangxi—alone, more than 100 churches received this…

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 27, 2018

July 26, 2018
JERRY NEWCOMBE — Barely a week goes by without some news about the transgender issue. Recently, some declared that babies should be called “theybies” – since we don’t know whether they’re male or female until they decide for themselves…. (more)


July 26, 2018
BRYAN FISCHER — The Bible’s view of human sexuality is quite direct: God created them “male and female” (Genesis 1:27). There are two sexes, or genders, and only two. Period. People may be confused about their sexual identity, but the solution in such cases is to help them reconcile their mental view of themselves with biological reality. It is not to mutilate the human body in a vain attempt to work things the other way round…. (more)

July 26, 2018
CNBC — Facebook on Thursday posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in U.S. stock market history after releasing a disastrous quarterly report. The social media giant’s market capitalization plummeted by $119 billion to $510 billion as its stock price plummeted by 19 percent. At Wednesday’s close, Facebook’s market cap had totaled nearly $630 billion, according to FactSet…. (more)


July 26, 2018
JIM TERRY — James Clapper is offended that President Trump has threatened to remove Clapper’s security clearance. John Brennan said President Trump committed treason in his meeting with Vladimir Putin. What do these two opponents of Trump have in common? Both are political hacks…. (more)


July 26, 2018
NEWSMAX — House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Thursday he was tabling efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying after meeting with Republican leaders that he would pursue contempt measures if Congress did not soon receive subpoenaed documents on the Russia probe. “I think the very first order of business would be moving the House to a contempt vote,” the North Carolina Republican told reporters at the Capitol, The Hill reports…. (more)


July 26, 2018
Public should have ‘unbiased look’ at spy-warrant hearings
BOB UNRUH — On heels of obtaining a copy of the FBI’s application for permission to spy on former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch now is asking for copies of transcripts of hearings related to the surveillance. Judicial Watch on Tuesday filed a motion in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain the transcripts…. (more)

July 25, 2018
Party leaders ‘no longer appear’ in drop-down search box
WORLDNETDAILY — Twitter’s newest way to attack and limit the reach of the Republican Party has been found, and is being described by VICE News. The social media site is using “a technique known as ‘shadow banning” to limit the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results,” the news site reports its own research found. It explains Twitter calls it a “side effect” of its work to improve discourse…. (more)

July 25, 2018
Xavier Becerra pledged to ‘stand with Planned Parenthood’
BOB UNRUH — A defendant in an unprecedented case brought by the state of California against undercover journalists who documented Planned Parenthood’s baby-body-parts-for-sale scheme is charging the chief of the prosecution team, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, is biased because he pledged to “stand with Planned Parenthood.”… (more)

July 25, 2018
Joseph Farah asks readers to help with ultimate explanation of the Good News
JOSEPH FARAH — If I asked you to define the Gospel, what would you say? Which verses of the Bible would you point out that explain it? If some stranger ask you to tell them the Good News of Jesus the Messiah, how would you respond? Have you ever shared the Gospel with others?… (more)

July 25, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — On a sleepy summer Saturday, after months of stonewalling, the FBI dumped 412 pages of documents related to the Carter Page FISA surveillance warrants – – the applications, the certifications, and the warrants themselves. Now that we can see it all in black and white – – mostly black, as they are heavily redacted – – it is crystal clear that the Steele dossier, an unverified Clinton-campaign product, was the driving force behind the Trump – -Russia investigation…. (more)

July 25, 2018
Signing of FISA spy warrant makes deputy AG ‘fact witness’ in probe
ART MOORE — One conclusion that can be drawn from the newly released application the FBI and Justice Department used to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016 is that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should recuse himself from ongoing investigations of the matter, a congressman contends…. (more)

July 25, 2018
Trump’s critics need a scapegoat to explain why they haven’t managed to vanquish him.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — Russianism is a psychological malady in which furor at Donald Trump’s election victory and presidency – – and the ensuing depression resulting from the inability to abort it – – finds release through fixation on Russia…. (more)

July 25, 2018
BYRON YORK — The release of a heavily-redacted version of the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page has spurred calls to remove the redactions, to un-black out the pages blacked out by the FBI before the document was made public…. (more)

July 24, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Americans have a constitutional right to openly carry firearms, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, delivering a major victory to gun rights supporters. While courts previously have recognized the right to own firearms to protect the home, the decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit extends that into the public sphere, calling it a “core Second Amendment right.”… (more)


July 24, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — No more “undocumented” immigrants, just “illegal aliens.” CNN reported Tuesday evening that the Justice Department has told its attorneys that the term “undocumented” is inaccurate according to U.S. immigration law and that they should start using the legally correct term. “Illegal alien” is the accurate term used in the U.S. Code, the email reportedly says…. (more)

July 24, 2018
ALAN KEYES — In an article published last month, WND’s Bob Unruh reported that Amazon.com is acting on information provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to subject people to the deprivation of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Now comes this further report:… (more)

July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application when in fact Mr. Steele had publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story. This chronology is contained in four heavily censored Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act…. (more)

July 23, 2018
BYRON YORK — The weekend release of a highly-redacted version of the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page has renewed the argument over the Nunes memo – – the brief report produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes detailing problems in the application…. (more)

July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Sunday said top-secret documents prove the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign in an “illegal scam,” putting him at odds with Capitol Hill lawmakers, including Republicans, who insist federal authorities were justified in tracking foreign policy adviser Carter Page…. (more)

July 23, 2018
Says he never acted as foreign agent
WASHINGTON TIMES — Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser, said the warrant FBI agents used to snoop on him is “so ridiculous” and “misleading” and that he never acted as a Russian agent. “I’ve never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination,” Mr. Page told CNN’s State of the Union…. (more)

July 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — Ripping the redactions of the recently released FISA documents, civil liberties expert Alan Dershowitz denounced the “flawed” special counsel process that has rendered “more questions than answers.” “The process is a very flawed one, and the more the American people know about it, the more distressed they are at how special counsels operate, particularly in the context of political elections,” Dershowitz told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “We need to know more not less. We need less redaction, more transparency, and we have the right to judge for ourselves whether or system of justice is operating fairly, within the Constitution, and consistent with civil liberties…. (more)


July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump plans to help set the conditions for a successful revolution by the Iranian people against the Islamic Republic, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. “There are times when things happen that are unexpected, unanticipated; our revolution would be one of them,” Pompeo said Sunday night at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif…. (more)

July 23, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Last Tuesday in South Africa, Barack Obama gave a speech with some lines right out of a Donald Trump stemwinder. If you didn’t pay close attention, you might have thought that he had become a born-again conservative. He defended free markets and entrepreneurial capitalism. He argued for the importance of national borders and lawful immigration. He argued for honesty and the rule of law. He even took a swipe at identity group politics…. (more)

July 23, 2018
Sees ‘conspiracy’ against President Trump: ‘the Deep State is deep rooted’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has a new book, and the title explains all: “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy,” released last week by Center Street. It currently is the No. 1 overall top-seller at Amazon, as well as topping the political categories…. (more)

July 22, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Saturday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of prolonging the Russia probe in order to help Democrats in the midterm elections. “The Rigged Witch Hunt, headed by the 13 Angry Democrats (and now 4 more have been added, one who worked directly for Obama W.H.), seems intent on damaging the Republican Party’s chances in the November Election. This Democrat excuse for losing the ’16 Election never ends!” tweeted Mr. Trump…. (more)

 

RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018
ALAN KEYES — In an article published last month, WND’s Bob Unruh reported that Amazon.com is acting on information provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to subject people to the deprivation of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Now comes this further report:… (more)

July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application when in fact Mr. Steele had publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story. This chronology is contained in four heavily censored Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act…. (more)

July 23, 2018
BYRON YORK — The weekend release of a highly-redacted version of the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page has renewed the argument over the Nunes memo – – the brief report produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes detailing problems in the application…. (more)

July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Sunday said top-secret documents prove the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign in an “illegal scam,” putting him at odds with Capitol Hill lawmakers, including Republicans, who insist federal authorities were justified in tracking foreign policy adviser Carter Page…. (more)

July 23, 2018
Says he never acted as foreign agent
WASHINGTON TIMES — Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser, said the warrant FBI agents used to snoop on him is “so ridiculous” and “misleading” and that he never acted as a Russian agent. “I’ve never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination,” Mr. Page told CNN’s State of the Union…. (more)

July 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — Ripping the redactions of the recently released FISA documents, civil liberties expert Alan Dershowitz denounced the “flawed” special counsel process that has rendered “more questions than answers.” “The process is a very flawed one, and the more the American people know about it, the more distressed they are at how special counsels operate, particularly in the context of political elections,” Dershowitz told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “We need to know more not less. We need less redaction, more transparency, and we have the right to judge for ourselves whether or system of justice is operating fairly, within the Constitution, and consistent with civil liberties…. (more)


July 23, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump plans to help set the conditions for a successful revolution by the Iranian people against the Islamic Republic, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. “There are times when things happen that are unexpected, unanticipated; our revolution would be one of them,” Pompeo said Sunday night at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif…. (more)

July 23, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Last Tuesday in South Africa, Barack Obama gave a speech with some lines right out of a Donald Trump stemwinder. If you didn’t pay close attention, you might have thought that he had become a born-again conservative. He defended free markets and entrepreneurial capitalism. He argued for the importance of national borders and lawful immigration. He argued for honesty and the rule of law. He even took a swipe at identity group politics…. (more)

July 23, 2018
Sees ‘conspiracy’ against President Trump: ‘the Deep State is deep rooted’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has a new book, and the title explains all: “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy,” released last week by Center Street. It currently is the No. 1 overall top-seller at Amazon, as well as topping the political categories…. (more)

July 22, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Saturday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of prolonging the Russia probe in order to help Democrats in the midterm elections. “The Rigged Witch Hunt, headed by the 13 Angry Democrats (and now 4 more have been added, one who worked directly for Obama W.H.), seems intent on damaging the Republican Party’s chances in the November Election. This Democrat excuse for losing the ’16 Election never ends!” tweeted Mr. Trump…. (more)

July 22, 2018
BYRON YORK — Something has been going on with Robert Mueller’s investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Trump,” has been farming out seemingly important parts of the investigation to offices outside his own…. (more)

July 22, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — In response to Democrats’ charges of Trump treason at the Helsinki summit, conservative research groups have documented a series of the president’s anti-Russia moves both economically and on the battlefield the past two years. The groups say President Trump has been tougher on Vladimir Putin than predecessor Barack Obama, who, along with his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, defended the Russian president during the “reset” era…. (more)

July 22, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Defense Department approved a $200 million military aid package to Ukrainian forces on Friday, bringing the total amount of American weapons and equipment sent to support Kiev’s fight against Russian-backed separatists in the country to $1 billion…. (more)

July 22, 2018
NEWSMAX — A federal judge in New York on Friday struck down a lawsuit filed by former state attorney general Eric Schneiderman against a coalition of Christian pro-lifers who had been accused of harassing patients, staff and family members outside an abortion clinic in New York City for years…. (more)

July 21, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — It would be nice to say you can think what you want about President Trump’s trip to Europe over the last week, but the national media is doing its damnedest to make sure you don’t by misrepresenting over and over again what exactly happened…. (more)

July 20, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump insisted Wednesday that he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors, outlining sanctions and other ways he’s punished Moscow as the White House tried to quell the furor in Washington over the administration’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election…. (more)

July 19, 2018
NEWSMAX — Alan Dershowitz said that Democrats and those calling President Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki an act of treason have gone “completely over the top,” the noted law scholar and professor told conservative voice Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “You might not like what Trump did. I didn’t like what he did. But to call it treason is just wrong as a matter of constitutional law,” Dershowitz said on Hewitt’s radio show…. (more)

July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump said Wednesday he’d accept the assessment from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections are ongoing, despite Trump publicly offering a range of opinions about the danger Kremlin-linked interference operations pose to the American political process…. (more)

July 19, 2018
Calls former CIA director Brennan a “total low-life”
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump said Wednesday that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that he warned Mr. Putin “we can’t have this” meddling in the future…. (more)


July 19, 2018
Facebook censors Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”
WORLDNETDAILY — Democrats continue to ridicule Republican claims of political bias by social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google. At a congressional hearing on the issue Tuesday, Rep. David Cicillone, D-R.I., claimed, “There is no evidence that the algorithms of social networks or search results are biased against conservatives.”… (more)

July 19, 2018
Relies on left-wing SPLC ‘hate group’ designation
ART MOORE — The vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the retail giant’s “sale of literature and music published by entities identified as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”… (more)


July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Tim Allen of “Last Man Standing” let fans know this week – – with a smile – – that ABC couldn’t keep him down. “Mike Baxter” and his family will soon be back on the airwaves to the delight of millions of fans. An extra bonus for those who protested ABC’s sudden cancellation in May 2016, however, came with a teaser released Tuesday…. (more)


July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — The state Supreme Court decided Wednesday that California will remain intact geographically, at least for now, while it decides whether the voters can consider a proposal to divide the Golden State into three new states. The three-state initiative, Proposition 9, had gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Nine days after opponents filed suit, the court issued a unanimous order removing the measure from the ballot and ordering further legal arguments on whether it should be placed on another ballot in 2020 or struck down altogether…. (more)

July 19, 2018
(YOUTUBE) — JFK researcher Jerry Kroth, author of two previous books on the Kennedy assassination, has released a new book (with a video) based on 50,000 secret documents newly released by President Trump that implicate Vice President Lyndon Johnson in the November 22, 1963, assassination. In his video, “The Kennedy Assassination: what really happened,” Kroth says, “There are at least 80 huge revelations in this book that just came out. The media mentioned about six. The media missed virtually everything.” Among his conclusions is that LBJ orchestrated a coup d’ etat involving members of the CIA, the FBI, and the mafia that enabled him to illicitly gain the presidency of the United States, and then successfully covered up his involvement. [language alert]… (more)

 

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 07/21/2018

Study: Hormone Therapy for ‘Transsexuals’ Has Major Health Risks   Jul 17, 2018 11:36 am

Photo Credit: Tim Evanson/Flickr/Wikipedia Commons (Christian Institute) — Hormone therapy for people attempting to “transition” from male to female carries major health risks, a new study suggests. Published by the American College of Physicians, it indicated that men who took female hormones for two years were over five times more likely to develop a…

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UK Mayor Resigns After Being Harassed Over Facebook Posts About Homosexuality, Gender Dysphoria   Jul 17, 2018 02:54 pm

FERRYHILL, U.K. — The mayor of a town in the United Kingdom has resigned after being harassed with threatening and profane comments over his Facebook posts on the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism. Richard Smith was elected in May to serve as the mayor of Ferryhill in Northeast England. He has served as pastor of Immanuel Christian Fellowship since 2003,…

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Outrage After Speaker Claims Pedophilia Is ‘Unchangeable Sexual Orientation,’ ‘Anyone Could Be Born’ That Way   Jul 19, 2018 05:36 pm

A video of a German speaker calling for compassion and understanding toward celibate pedophiles in arguing that “no one chooses to be a pedophile” but that “anyone could be born” that way and “no one can cease being one” has sparked outrage worldwide. Mirjam Heine delivered a lecture at an independently organized TEDx Talk at the University of Wurzburg in Germany…

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Rob Schenck, Former Anti-Abortion Activist, Now Says Criminalizing Abortion is ‘Dangerous,’ Writes of ‘Conversions’ and ‘Affirming’ Homosexuals in New Book   Jul 16, 2018 02:01 pm

New York clergyman Rob Schenck, known for his activism against abortion with Operation Rescue in the 1990s, has released a new book in which he outlines what he calls his “three conversions” in his lifetime. While still identifying as “pro-life,” Schenck now believes that the government should stay out of the issue of abortion and leave safe “space” for the woman…

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Couple Prohibited From Hosting Bible Study, Worship on Property Without Permit Under Threat of Fines   Jul 20, 2018 09:12 pm

Photo Credit: ABCDZ2000/FreeImages.com SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple has filed a legal challenge after being prohibited from hosting Bible studies, worship gatherings and other Christian retreats and fundraisers on their property without a permit under the threat of fines of $500 per day. According to a lawsuit filed by the Independence Law…

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Islamist Violence Against Christians in Uganda Injures Pastors, Stops Church Services   Jul 14, 2018 11:23 am

(Morning Star News) – In further anti-Christian hostilities in eastern Uganda, Muslims knocked a pastor unconscious at a debate and Islamist threats in another village put a halt to worship services. Threats by Muslims in Mazuba village, Namutumba District, stopped worship services in a half-constructed church building and led the pastor to send his children to…

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Indian Christians Suffer Fifteen Attacks in Fourteen Days   Jul 18, 2018 07:44 pm

(International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented at least 15 separate anti-Christian incidents across India in the past 14 days. These incidents include physical assaults, a church demolition, forced conversions, false accusations of forced conversions, and social boycotts. On July 2, 35 Hindu radicals attacked 150…

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Chinese Church Targeted for Third Time in a Month   Jul 18, 2018 10:27 am

Photo Credit: ChinaAid GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On Sunday, 30-40 government agents broke into a Bible Reformed Church in China’s southern Guangdong province for the third time in a month, taking a number of the Christians into questioning. The church’s pastor, Huang Xiaoning, told a ChinaAid reporter at 11:00 that morning, “We had just begun…

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Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against HHS for Shifting Title X Funding Criteria Toward Groups That Promote Abstinence   Jul 18, 2018 09:39 pm

WASHINGTON — A federal judge appointed to the bench by President Donald Trump has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood challenging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for altering its Title X funding criteria to prefer groups that promote abstinence and work with faith-based entities. The judge said that the lawsuit was premature as the…

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Maine Governor Vetoes Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors, Citing ‘Bad Policy,’ ‘Threat’ to Religious Liberty   Jul 18, 2018 03:58 pm

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore AUGUSTA, Maine — The Republican governor of Maine has vetoed a bill that would have banned what is often referred to as “conversion therapy” for minors who struggle with homosexual temptation, stating that the legislation was “overly broad,” “bad policy” and could be “interpreted as a threat to an individual’s religious…

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump insisted Wednesday that he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors, outlining sanctions and other ways he’s punished Moscow as the White House tried to quell the furor in Washington over the administration’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election…. (more)

July 19, 2018
NEWSMAX — Alan Dershowitz said that Democrats and those calling President Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki an act of treason have gone “completely over the top,” the noted law scholar and professor told conservative voice Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “You might not like what Trump did. I didn’t like what he did. But to call it treason is just wrong as a matter of constitutional law,” Dershowitz said on Hewitt’s radio show…. (more)

July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump said Wednesday he’d accept the assessment from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections are ongoing, despite Trump publicly offering a range of opinions about the danger Kremlin-linked interference operations pose to the American political process…. (more)

July 19, 2018
Calls former CIA director Brennan a “total low-life”
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump said Wednesday that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that he warned Mr. Putin “we can’t have this” meddling in the future…. (more)


July 19, 2018
Facebook censors Declaration of Independence quotes as “hate speech”
WORLDNETDAILY — Democrats continue to ridicule Republican claims of political bias by social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google. At a congressional hearing on the issue Tuesday, Rep. David Cicillone, D-R.I., claimed, “There is no evidence that the algorithms of social networks or search results are biased against conservatives.”… (more)

July 19, 2018
Relies on left-wing SPLC ‘hate group’ designation
ART MOORE — The vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the retail giant’s “sale of literature and music published by entities identified as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”… (more)


July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Tim Allen of “Last Man Standing” let fans know this week – – with a smile – – that ABC couldn’t keep him down. “Mike Baxter” and his family will soon be back on the airwaves to the delight of millions of fans. An extra bonus for those who protested ABC’s sudden cancellation in May 2016, however, came with a teaser released Tuesday…. (more)


July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — The state Supreme Court decided Wednesday that California will remain intact geographically, at least for now, while it decides whether the voters can consider a proposal to divide the Golden State into three new states. The three-state initiative, Proposition 9, had gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Nine days after opponents filed suit, the court issued a unanimous order removing the measure from the ballot and ordering further legal arguments on whether it should be placed on another ballot in 2020 or struck down altogether…. (more)

July 19, 2018
(YOUTUBE) — JFK researcher Jerry Kroth, author of two previous books on the Kennedy assassination, has released a new book (with a video) based on 50,000 secret documents newly released by President Trump that implicate Vice President Lyndon Johnson in the November 22, 1963, assassination. In his video, “The Kennedy Assassination: what really happened,” Kroth says, “There are at least 80 huge revelations in this book that just came out. The media mentioned about six. The media missed virtually everything.” Among his conclusions is that LBJ orchestrated a coup d’ etat involving members of the CIA, the FBI, and the mafia that enabled him to illicitly gain the presidency of the United States, and then successfully covered up his involvement. [language alert]… (more)


July 17, 2018
BRYAN FISCHER — President Trump has been blistered, lampooned, reviled, and skewered over his performance in Helsinki, Finland. He has been raked over the proverbial coals by friend and foe alike for his supposed obsequious acquiescence to Vladimir Putin…. (more)

July 17, 2018
BYRON YORK — Was Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election the most important issue on the table at President Trump’s Helsinki summit with President Vladimir Putin? No. But it’s not an unimportant issue either, and Trump knew the American press is obsessed with it. So he knew it would play a big role in the Trump-Putin post-summit news conference…. (more)

July 17, 2018
THE HILL — Top conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus are defending President Trump’s performance at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Members of the group applauded the president’s diplomatic efforts, arguing the media has placed too much focus on his remarks at a post-summit press conference with Putin and not enough on his actions…. (more)

July 17, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump attempted Tuesday to douse the political firestorm over his kid-glove treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Republican leaders were already preparing an end run around the White House with legislation to stop Moscow from meddling in U.S. elections again…. (more)


July 17, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Seeking to constrain the fallout from President Trump’s widely maligned press conference with Vladimir Putin, the White House stressed his past acceptance of the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 election in talking points distributed to congressional Republicans Monday evening…. (more)

July 17, 2018
NEWSMAX — Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that President Donald Trump averted the “second Cold War” and Buchanan added a slam of the “absurd” fallout over misspoken comments at the press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin…. (more)

July 17, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump blasted former CIA director John Brennan as “a very bad person” in an interview to air Tuesday night – – even as he publicly declared that he’s got “full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies.”… (more)


July 17, 2018
THE HILL — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday at a contentious hearing over claims that social media platforms and tech companies are biased against conservative viewpoints…. (more)

July 17, 2018
BY WES VERNON — Edward Griffin, in his Need to Know column, wrote that he has seen the film Revelation: Dawn of Global Government. Even though he himself was in a part of the movie, actually seeing the film in final form left him “stunned.” When his commentary was joined by “scores of others who spoke from first-hand knowledge about the loss of liberty and the growth of government,” the pieces came together like a giant jigsaw puzzle that revealed a disturbing picture of the social and political Hell that is rapidly approaching…. (more)


July 16, 2018
ALAN KEYES — Because Christ teaches using parables, people who learn from him gain an advantage. They are accustomed to remembering that things are not always what they seem, and to use their imagination to think beyond the apparent significance of a story for its additional meaning…. (more)

July 16, 2018
CHARLES HURT — Well, that certainly was not The Art of the Deal. And that was not the tough guy from Queens we so enthusiastically elected. President Trump is the most courageous, imaginative, and dynamic American political leader in more than a quarter-century. He is willing to tackle huge problems and fiercely pursue bold and inventive courses in search of solutions to problems that cowardly politicians have ignored for decades…. (more)


July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Monday stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and rejected the findings of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, drawing bipartisan blowback from lawmakers dismayed by his performance on the world stage…. (more)

July 16, 2018
WESLEY PRUDEN — How does Donald Trump test the patience, forbearance, loyalty and endurance of the millions who trusted him to drain the swamp, restore a strong American voice in the world, cast out evil-doers and deliver America from the clutch of those who would trash the dream?… (more)

July 16, 2018
NEW YORK POST — Watching FBI agent Peter Strzok battle with Congress, my initial reaction was pure anger. His repeated, arrogant insistence that he had done nothing wrong despite tons of evidence to the contrary convinced me he deserved immediate firing – – if not the firing squad…. (more)


July 16, 2018
FOX NEWS — Peter Strzok’s ‘insurance policy’ is the Russia collusion investigation…. (more)