By Raymond Ibrahim
In Nigeria, Boko Haram escapees continue to testify to the brainwashing that the Chibok girls are facing at the hands of their captors — girls being convinced to slit the throats of Christians and to carry out suicide attacks.
Revealed: The Same Attorney Who Was In Charge of Retrieving Lois Lerner’s Emails, Now In Charge Of State Department Emails (Video)
by Debra Heine
While everyone was focused on the Supreme Court rulings on ObamaCare and same sex marriage, last week, an important House hearing confirmed that the IRS destroyed the tapes with Lois Lerner’s emails. It was also revealed that the same person who ran the IRS’ document retrieval operation during that time period, is now “doing that same job” at the State Department.
J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and a deputy described an “unbelievable set of circumstances” that led to the loss of emails in a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Thursday. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah said the hearing was called to get ahead of the scheduled release of a written report during the Fourth of July week.
The Supreme Court made the decision to legalize gay marriage throughout our nation. While it deeply grieves me to see how far we have strayed, it doesn’t surprise me. We are living in times where our faith will be tested. These are times in which we will be ridiculed for our beliefs and perhaps even incarcerated for holding the Word of God as our voice of truth.
by Warner Todd Huston
Looks like liberals have another reason for gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes since Chik-Fil-A was just ranked as the nation’s number one, biggest selling fast food chain.
By Kathleen Brown
Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin called the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling legalizing gay marriage “utterly lawless” and a “bastardization” of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.
“The idea that the 14th Amendment — a Civil War amendment — somehow reaches the personal policy agenda of Anthony Kennedy is an absurdity. It’s a bastardization,” Levin said on his Friday broadcast.
“A lawless Supreme Court — utterly lawless, it’s absolutely nuts — doesn’t deserve your respect ever again, even if it issues an opinion that you like.”
by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
So very few are standing for constitutional principles in the end – even on the conservative side. At this point, I would roundly support Ted Cruz, Scott Walker or Bobby Jindal. They seem to be the only ones with the courage of their convictions and who are willing to stand up and defend not just traditional marriage, but freedom of speech and religion. They are also standing for State’s rights and I don’t mean the ‘federal’ State – I don’t play word games the way Justice Roberts is so fond of doing. This should have been a straight up State’s issue and the Supreme Court has no business legislating from the bench, using the 14th Amendment to bludgeon the 10th and destroy the 1st. You are seeing those who are true conservative Republicans rise and those who jumped ship the minute things rocked even a little bit. Cowards.
The Reference in This Girl Scouts Book Started a Media Firestorm More Than Three Years Ago. But What One Parent Just Discovered Might Stun You.
It was back in 2011 that a concerned mother first approached TheBlaze to expose a paragraph inside of a book printed by the Girl Scouts of the USA that encouraged young girls to visit a well-known liberal website to clear up any “media misinformation” they encountered.
Three years later, she says that the controversial directive to use Media Matters for America — a liberal “information center” aimed at “correcting conservative misinformation” — to fact-check the news is still prominently displayed inside copies of the books being sold in some of the organization’s stores, despite intense media coverage over the issue and the Girl Scouts’ claim that they reprinted the book in 2012.
By Michael W. Chapman
Commenting on the White House being illuminated on Friday with gay-rainbow lights to celebrate homosexual marriage, Rev. Franklin Graham said it was “outrageous” and a “slap in the face” to millions of Americans who support real marriage, and added that because God gave the rainbow sign to Noah following the flood, it is an image forever “associated with His judgment” and a sign of “God’s judgment to come.”
Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, further said that “one day God is going to judge sin — all sin” and “only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment.”
“The President had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage,” said Rev. Graham in a June 29 post on Facebook. “This is outrageous—a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.”
“God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment,” said Rev. Graham. “God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent. One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world.”
“But one day God is going to judge sin — all sin,” said Rev. Graham. “Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment. That righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.”
“So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come,” he said. “Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?”
by Red Dawn
Did You Hear About Obama Family’s Slaveholding History?
…..of course you didn’t.
We’ve been hearing a lot more about racism lately. And by lately, I mean since Obama took office. (Remember that one time everyone believed that his presidency would end racial divide for all of eternity? But now it’s like 100 times worse?)
Since then, “white guilt” has been the talk of the town. White people are constantly told to “check their privilege.” If you’re white, you should feel guilty because you have this disgusting, inherent white privilege seeping out of your pores, and it’s just mean. Some white liberals are even pledging not to repopulate so they don’t contribute to the virus that is whiteness.
All of this over skin pigmentation.
But now we have people obsessing over whiteness and slavery (because the Confederate flag is super racist or something).
And as you all know, if you have a slaveholding ancestor, that automatically makes you giant racist monster too. Obviously. Just ask Ben Affleck.
But did you know President Obama comes from a family of slaveholders?
Excerpts from the Baltimore Sun–
By The Right Scoop
This is a great monologue from Mark Levin where he explains, using different passages from Rules for Radicals, how Obama’s actions are lining up exactly with Rules for Radicals After all, this is a book Obama used to teach when he was just a rabble-rouser.
New York Times prints OFFENSIVE image of Pope, IGNORES policy cited when refusing to print Muhammed cartoons
If you look up”hypocrisy” in the dictionary, you might find this example of a ridiculous double standard by the New York Times. In January the venerable and crotchety old gray lady declined to publish the cartoons of Muhammed after the Charlie Hebdo massacre and cited their policy to not offend religious sensibilities:
Judicial Watch: Newly Released Documents Confirm White House Officials Set Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Response
Judicial Watch: Newly Released Documents Confirm White House Officials Set Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Response
Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”
There is an URGENT need to sign a petition and pass it along to others to support the nations of the Caribbean who are valiantly resisting enormous pressure from the Obama administration and the United Nations to embrace anti-family values– homosexuality, transgender behaviors, abortion, and corruption of children, to name a few.
Here’s what the petition says:
By The Right Scoop
NBC has just announced it is cutting ties with Donald Trump over of his comments about Mexican immigrants a couple of weeks ago:
by: Dan Calabrese
For those genuinely interested in understanding.
Given the nature of the discussion following the gay marriage ruling last week, one thing that’s clear to me as a Christian who opposes gay marriage is that very few secular people – and sadly, by no means all Christians – really understand why Christians take the position we do.
That’s why there is so much being said that doesn’t really reflect what Christians think. Some say we hate or we judge. Others say we are against love. Some think we’re threatened by homosexuals. Some think we object too vociferously because we secretly want to join their ranks. Some even claim we don’t think God loves gay people.
None of that is true, but maybe it’s understandable that you jump to those conclusions if you’re not familiar with the Bible or with the details of Christian doctrine.
What I want to do here is lay out an explanation for the basis of Christian opposition to gay marriage. The intent here is not to convince you if you don’t agree, although I’d be glad if I did. If you come away from this feeling that you better understand the Christian position, but still disagreeing with it, then I’ve accomplished my goal.
Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.
Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.
Western observers present in Vienna for the talks linked the State Department’s behavior to jitters over media coverage revealing a still growing list of concessions being made to Iran by the Obama administration.
By Penny Starr
(CNSNews.com) – On Friday, just two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 ruling giving homosexuals the “right” to marriage, the Department of Education posted an altered image of its logo that included a rainbow – a symbol that has become synonymous with the gay rights movement.
The Facebook message says: “U.S. Department of Education changed their profile picture,” without any additional remarks.
The profile photo has since been changed back to the blue, white and green logo.
LEST YOU DOUBT THE GLARINGLY OBVIOUS, THEY ARE AFTER YOUR CHILD’S HEART, MIND AND SOUL. HOMESCHOOL!
By David French
Of all the bizarre commentary that followed Friday’s Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, this piece is beyond parody. Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor, former counselor to the defense undersecretary for policy, and former senior adviser for the State Department, hails the Court’s ruling and suggests that images of gay jubilation could make a difference in the fight against ISIS. Yes, you read that correctly. After setting up the contrasting images — of ISIS brutally killing gay men versus gay rights supporters celebrating outside the Supreme Court — she says this:
By Frederick M. Hess —
Like fascists, Communists, and boy-band producers, the American Left has always believed it could fine-tune human nature if it could only “get ’em while they’re young.” That’s why the Left works so hard to impose its will on schools and universities. As John Dewey, America’s high priest of educational progressivism, explained in 1897, the student must “emerge from his original narrowness” in order “to conceive of himself” as a cog in the larger social order.
Last week’s gay-marriage ruling will yield a new wave of liberal efforts to ensure that schools do their part to combat wrong-headed “narrowness.” Justice Anthony Kennedy’s sweeping 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges opened by declaring, “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity.” Kennedy took pains to opine that marriage “draws meaning from related rights of childrearing, procreation, and education.” In finding that the Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to “define and express [one’s] identity,” the Obergefell majority has issued a radical marker. (If gay marriage had been established by democratic process, things might have played out in a more measured manner.)
Justice Samuel Alito predicted, “Today’s decision . . . will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy,” and “they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.” Alito is almost assuredly right, and that poses serious questions for schools and colleges.
by Mary Chastain
British man Matthew James, 30, is being hailed as a hero after shielding his fiancée Saera Wilson from gunfire when Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists opened fire on vacationers in Tunisia.
The terrorists shot James in the shoulder, chest, and hip when he threw himself in front of his 26-year-old fiancée. From The Mirror:
“The evidence, however, indicates that Respondents were aware of the Giffords’ beliefs and chose specifically to call and record Mrs. Gifford for the purposes of documenting the Giffords’ policy,” said the brief filed by attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom.
“Such an orchestrated set-up can hardly form the basis for ‘mental anguish’ and suffering,” said the brief, which was submitted to the New York Supreme Court.
Netanyahu speaks the truth in a world full of lies. He is one of very few. The left’s focus on Israel as the primary evil in the world today is based on “Palestinian” jihad propaganda and willful ignorance about the genuine atrocities being perpetrated not only by Syria, but by the Islamic State and other jihad groups.
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Shoots Down Obama’s Energy-Killing EPA Rules
By The Right Scoop
Ted Cruz gave a great interview this morning to an NBC host who tried twice to corner him on his response to the same-sex marriage ruling, comparing it to a supreme court ruling that invalidated laws that prohibited interracial marriage. But Cruz was having none of that, explaining that there was no religious backing for that kind of law.
Cruz instead took the ‘elite’ justices on, explaining how they violated their oath and why they must be held accountable.
Pope Francis’ much ballyhooed encyclical on the environment is, unfortunately, riddled with error, unsound science and unwarranted visions of an imminent apocalypse generated to a large extent by free market economics. Like so much information spread by radical environmentalists, the encyclical makes numerous assertions that are either false or dubious, at best. Let’s examine some of the more egregious flaws in the encyclical:
Rush Limbaugh Knows Why The Libs (Like Hillz And Obama) Are Suddenly Supporters Of Gay Marriage
By Jack Cashill
After her bushwhacking at the Miss USA contest, the media dug into Prejean’s virtual dumpster almost as eagerly as they had dug into Sarah Palin’s literal one. They delighted in shocking themselves with the prurient tidbits they unearthed — photos of her modeling lingerie, reports of a breast enhancement, a graphic home video. These were the kind of discoveries that usually advance an actress’s career, but not Prejean’s. Reporters saw in Prejean what the lions saw huddled before them in the Colosseum — fresh Christian meat.
The leaders of the other cults in the neo-puritan synod held their tongues. Nary a feminist anywhere protested the shameful, sexist treatment of Prejean. God was no longer so much “in the mix” that Obama saw fit to defend Prejean or chastise her persecutors. And, as always, the Muslims and their supporters laid low.
The memo had been sent and received. There would be no negative consequences for defaming a Christian. The tumbrils were rolling.
A pastor in Ireland is charged by the local magistrates for referring to Islam as Satanic, a religion spawned in hell. Life Site is in trouble for attacking homosexual indoctrination in public schools in Canada. Meanwhile, Michigan is talking about mandatory home visits for homeschoolers in that state. Add to that the recent Supreme Court decision, and Christians in the entire Western World must prepare for persecution at every level.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated that “the United States Supreme Court again ignored the text and spirit of the Constitution to manufacture a right that simply does not exist.”
World View: Global Financial Crisis — Greece, China, Puerto Rico Teetering on the Brink
The administration’s policies are leading to a dangerously unstable world order.
by Soeren Kern
James McConnell’s prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities — who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists — are using hate speech laws to silence Christians.
“My church funds medical care for 1,200 Muslim children in Kenya and Ethiopia. I’ve no hatred in my heart for Muslims… I believe in freedom of speech. I’m going to keep on preaching the gospel. I have nothing against Muslims, I have never hated Muslims, I have never hated anyone. But I am against what Muslims believe. They have the right to say what they believe in and I have a right to say what I believe.” — James McConnell, Pastor.
“Since the Islamic State took over, it [Mosul] has become the most peaceful city in the world.” — Raied Al-Wazzan, Executive Director, Belfast Islamic Center. Al-Wazzan is now trying to leverage the controversy over McConnell’s remarks to shame local politicians into providing him with free public land to build a mega-mosque.
Brad Thor Observes Something Peculiar About Obama Admin’s Reaction to Gay Marriage Ruling
Taiwan 500+ gay pride youth engulfed in flames in Taiwan as Biblical-scale firestorm spontaneously ignites, raining down fire from above
(NaturalNews) A gay pride youth party in Taiwan went horribly wrong last night as a special effect consisting of huge clouds of rainbow-colored glitter particles was launched into the air over the partygoers. To the shock and horror of everyone, the metallic glitter ignited, raining down a firestorm of death upon hundreds of attendees who were engulfed in flames.
If you wish to donate to help support aid to the victims of this tragic event, here’s the donation page of the Tzu Chi Foundation, whose Chinese language page describes what they’re doing to help treat victims of this event, which they refer to as a “rainbow party.”
by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Justice Alito is correct… Christians and conservatives will be free to whisper in their homes (for now), but if they speak their views in public, they risk losing their jobs, persecution and marginalization. Potentially much worse is also coming down the pike. Alito stopped just short of the possibility of civil strife, but there it is. If that happens, it will give Obama a happy and all the excuse he needs for bringing the top down on all of us. So, the best and most effective move we have left to us currently is to enact peaceful resistance and civil disobedience. Our politicians could undo all of this, but both sides seem to relish it and the chaos and pain that will ensue. You are witnessing the ultimate clash of Constitutional rights and the dissolution of Constitutional government. Cultural Marxism just took a giant leap forward.
Monetary policymakers have run out of room to fight the next crisis with interest rates unable to go lower, the BIS warns
Gay ‘marriage’ ruling opens door to polygamy and religious persecution: Dissenting justices
The radical gay agenda will use this to force many conservative churches to shut their doors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Rebukes U.S. for Abandoning God and Christian Values by Promoting Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage
President Vladimir Putin, former KGB Agent of a Once-atheist Nation, Rebukes America, a Once-Christian Nation by Saying that by Forsaking Traditional Christian Values and Putting Same-sex Marriage on the Same Level as Traditional Marriage with a Man, Woman, and Children, the Nation is Forsaking God and Believing in Satan and Will be Led into Degradation and Chaotic Darkness.
Tunisia: How UK’s “not Islam” narrative helps terrorists
By Raymond Ibrahim
This article was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by Ralph Sidway, an Orthodox Christian researcher and writer, and author of Facing Islam: What the Ancient Church has to say about the Religion of Muhammad. He operates the Facing Islam blog.
Over at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher has a really stirring piece in which he grapples with the complexity and pain of the guerre du jour, the movement to finally banish forever the Confederate Flag (a movement so sweeping that the classic film ‘Gone With The Wind’ may itself soon be gone with the wind). Dreher is a born and raised Southerner, and shares his inner struggle over the issue:
by Matthew Boyle
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown tells Breitbart News exclusively that he can’t support Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president after they have both completely caved to the left on same-sex marriage.
“We need bold leadership from the next President to fight back against an imperial judiciary,” Brown said in an email to Breitbart News.