A group called the Muslims of the Americas is threatening to sue the Christian Action Network (CAN) for a YouTube video where an MOA member is confronted at the Muslim Day Parade in Washington, D.C. in September by several citizens concerned about the group’s extremism and paramilitary training of its members. (Full disclosure: I work as a national security researcher for CAN.) Unfortunately for MOA, the tape in question was made by members of the American Congress for Truth, not the Christian Action Network. The MOA is reacting to CAN’s pressure by trying to silence the organization and label them as anti-Muslim hate-mongers that are part of an evil Zionist plot.

The legal notice denounces the ACT members’ characterization of MOA’s isolated communities as “compounds” and... http://frontpagemag.com/2010/01/06/legal-jihad-to-silence-christian-acti...

 


 

A loophole in state law is preventing Campbell County investigators from charging a woman they say killed her newborn baby.

Deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lone Jack Road in Rustburg about 11 a.m. Friday. The caller said a woman in her early 20s was in labor.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the baby had actually been born around 1 a.m., about 10 hours earlier. Investigators said the baby was already dead when deputies got there.

Investigators told WSLS the baby’s airway was blocked... http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news/local/article/mother_wont_be_charge...

 


 

The Rt. Rev. Daren Williams, Ordinary of the Diocese of the West, Anglican Church in America, recently announced the appointment of the Reverend Robert M. Hammond, as the new Vicar of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Fillmore CA. Fr. Hammond replaces The Rev. Ron Ryan who was recently named Vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church, Anchorage, Alaska.

Fr. Hammond, a resident of Fillmore, previously served as the Rector of St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, Hollister, CA.

St. Stephen’s (formerly Dayspring Anglican Church) a Mission of The Anglican Church in America (the American province of the Traditional Anglican Communion) is a branch of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The style of worship at St. Stephen's in the popular jargon, is "old school", we use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and Anglican Missal.

We are a Traditional Anglican Church in the Anglo-Catholic Tradition. We fully believe that in the Holy Scriptures, the Catholic Creeds, the Lord's Sacraments and the Apostolic Succession, the essential Nature of Christ's Church is faithfully preserved. St. Stephens’ members vocation is to worship God, to live in Christ's Love, and to offer that Love to the whole world! If you are looking for a Church home that keeps the traditional teaching and practices of the Faith, we invite you to join us. Services will be held Sundays at 9:00 a.m. at the Fillmore Methodist Church, 421 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore, CA, beginning January 3rd.
For more information please call Fr. Hammond at (805) 524-1697, or e-mail at fatherhammond@anglicanwest.org

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 

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By Jan Markell
www.olivetreeviews.org
December 15, 2009

The Bible is clear that there is coming a one-world leader at the end of days. Most just call him the antichrist; however, there are many other names for the man.

He is called "The Little Horn" (Daniel 7:8); "The King of Fierce Countenance" (Daniel 8:23); The Man of Sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3); The Son of Perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3); The Lawless One (2 Thessalonians 2:8);The Beast (Revelation 11:7).

There is much floating over the Internet that Barack Obama is the antichrist. He is not. He simply doesn't qualify. However, in 2009, he fooled the world into believing that he was a world leader. Many Web sites called him "The President of the world," "the messiah," "the world leader," and much more along those lines. He persuaded the masses that he could unite the world, but to do that, America would have to be reduced from a superpower to the same level as Portugal or Brazil.

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Dayspring Anglican Church (a Traditional Anglican Chuch) will celebrate a Christmas Eve Mass, December 24th at 9:30 p.m. at the Bardsdale Methodist Church. Christmas Carols will be sung at 9:30 and Holy Communion will begin at 10:00 p.m. Please join us for the Vigil of our Lord's Nativity.

 


 

by Jim Hoft

In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During the same workshop an activist asked 14 year-old students, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?” The unbelievable audio clip is posted here. Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings is the founder of GLSEN. He was paid $273,573.96 as its executive director in 2007. Jennings was the keynote speaker at the 2000 GLSEN conference.

Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” was the keynote speaker at the... http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/09/fistgate-iii-obamas-safe-schools-cza...

 

Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 

Dear Friend,

Tonight, the Senate defeated the prolife Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, which mirrored the Stupak-Pitts language, prohibiting federal funds from being spent on destroying innocent life.

This crushing blow to the majority of Americans opposed to federal funding of abortion occurred after Senator Barbara Boxer of California motioned to table the amendment, a procedural move that spells defeat.

The Senate has spoken. They effectively endorsed the abortion lobby’s goal of mainstreaming abortion as health care and paying for abortion with our tax dollars!

Well over 1,000,000 innocent lives are ended by abortions each year, and now the U.S. Senate has chosen to move forward with a health care bill that will allow our federal tax dollars to fund even more abortions.

How can this be?

This morning, in a letter sent to Cecile Richards CONTINUED »

 


 

By Jan Markell
www.olivetreeviews.org

You might think this cannot happen in America. A young Muslim woman converts to Christianity and both Islam and the State of Ohio are working against her. Political paybacks are more important than her life. And what is happening as I write this is chilling because the fate of many more hang in the balance if this woman loses.

I have written about Rifqa Bary once before. She is 17 years old and when she became a believer a year ago, her parents threatened to kill her. She then hitchhiked to Florida and found refuge in a church. Due to corruption both in Florida and Ohio, she is now in a prison-like ordeal. She is back in Ohio and has an attorney who has some ties to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Her parents are a part of an extremist mosque in Columbus.

Rifqa is being denied some basic things such as a telephone, Internet access, and school. She is quite isolated as there has been no "approved visitation" list. Hard core criminals may have more rights than Rifqa.

Perhaps the largest Somali community in the U.S. CONTINUED »

 

The great and heroic ex-Muslim freedom fighter Wafa Sultan, author of the essential book A God Who Hates, spoke in New York this morning. Pamela was there and has video -- parts 2, 3, and 4 are linked here.

Watch it all!

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/12/wafa-sultan-speaks.html

 
Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The 3rd Annual exhibition of nativities will take place Dec. 13, 2009. Please bring your nativity sets, any and all, gigantic or miniature to the parish hall. Please drop off from 7-9 AM Sun. Dec. 13, 2009. Exhibition: 9AM -2:30 PM. Pick-up: 2:30-3:30 PM Come and share your nativity set with your brothers and sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi. For more information: Call Oralia 524-4326 or email magnoliares@sbcglobal.net.

 

This Saturday, December 5, at 5 PM, the Bell Choir of the Bardsdale United Methodist Church will present its annual "Ring Noel" concert and soup supper. This interactive program allows guests to participate in playing carols of the season and enjoying a wide variety of tasty soups. The festivities take place in LeBard Hall and are $10 per person or $25 per family. Bardsdale United Methodist Church is at 1498 Bardsdale Avenue.

 

In 2003, the Union of the Muslims of Italy (UOMII), led by a radical convert to Islam named Adel Smith, brought a court action to have the crucifix removed from all public schools in that predominantly Catholic country. Calling the crucifix a “small body on two wooden sticks,” and “a miniature cadaver,” Smith and UOMII lobbied hard for their removal. Also on their agenda was the removal of an “offensive” 15th century Giovanni di Modena fresco in the Bologna cathedral and the deletion of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the school syllabus. Smith said both showed the prophet Mohammed cast into hell and were blasphemous against Islam.

The local Italian Court ruled in favor of the Smith and the Muslims. The schools appealed.

The matter was taken up by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France (along with a similar action by a different plaintiff), and in a stunning decision, which has gone almost entirely unreported by most major news outlets and cable programs (with the exception of a small, peripheral mention on Fox News) in this country, that Court also ruled last week that displaying crucifixes in the Italian schools violated Europe’s principle of “secular education,” and “might be intimidating for children from other faiths.”

The presence of the crucifix could be … disturbing for pupils who practiced other religions or were atheists, particularly if they belonged to religious minorities. The compulsory display of a symbol of a given confession in premises used by the public authorities… restricted the right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their convictions.

The ruling has provoked outrage from all levels of Italian society, being nearly unanimously condemned by Christians, greens, conservatives, and even communists, who called the ruling “absurd.”

Mariastella Gelmini, a member of the government of conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, argued that:

No one, and certainly not an ideological European court, will succeed in erasing our identity.

 

Modernist Christianity must eventually die or cease to be Christian. At this time modernism still wears Christian clothes in the mainstream Protestant churches and in parts of the Catholic Church. This cannot last much longer for some very simple reasons:

1. Modernists deny supernaturalism and therefore they are not really religious. Now by 'religion' I mean a transaction with the supernatural. Religion (whether it is primitive people jumping around a campfire or a Solemn High Mass in a Catholic Cathedral) is about an interchange with the other world. It is about salvation of souls, redemption of sin, heaven, hell damnation, the afterlife, angels and demons and all that stuff.

Modernists don't deal in all that. For them religion is a matter of fighting for equal rights, making the world a better place, being kind to everyone and 'spirituality'. It doesn't take very long for people to realize that you don't have to go to church for all that. So people stop going, and that eventually means the death of modernist Christianity. The first generation of modernist Christians will attend church regularly. The second will attend church sometimes. The third almost never. The fourth and fifth will not see any need for worship. They will conclude that if religion is no more than good works, then the religious ritual is redundant.

2. Modernism is essentially individualist and not communal. Each person makes up his own mind about matters. Therefore when it comes to religion the fissiparous nature of modernist religion will become more and more acute. Individuals with firm opinions will form ever smaller and more passionate groups with like minded people and the smaller the groups, the more they will eventually wither and die.

3. Modernism is also subjective and sentimentalist. It eschews doctrine and favors individual spirituality and sentimental responses to doctrines and moral issues. It is not long, therefore, before the individualist and sentimentalist inclinations drive a person from a church that is dogmatic and demanding. Modernists will prefer their own spirituality and emotional experiences to any sort of formal religious commitment. Thus the modern admission, "I'm interested in spirituality but not religion." When this attitude prevails, modernist religion dies.

4. Modernism is historically revisionist. They re-write history according to their prejudices. In religious terms this means they are cut off from tradition. They are therefore cut off from the life-stream of real religion. As they cut themselves off from the tradition they will only have the latest religious gimmick, fad or adaptation to contemporary culture. Such an ephemeral attitude cannot provide for long term sustained religious longevity.

5. Modernists contracept and abort. They don't have enough children to train up in their religion, and those children they do have are often taught that freedom of choice is a higher virtue than commitment or duty in religion. So they will lose the next generation to either real religion or paganism.

6. Modernism makes no great demands for its devotees to be religious. Ask any modernist, "Why should I come to Church?" What would he answer? "You don't have to come to church. It's there if you want it. If it does you good, and makes you feel better, we're here to serve you." Modernist Catholic priests wring their hands and wonder why no one comes to Mass anymore. It's because for forty years they've been saying, "It's not really a mortal sin to miss Mass. You should come because you love God, not because you fear him." While this sentiment may be laudable, they shouldn't therefore be surprised if no one comes to Mass.

7. The modernist himself does not really understand why anyone should be religious. He started out as a religious man believing in sin, redemption and the supernaturalist story. He became modernist gradually and all the time continued his religious practice, but he has never stopped to ask why such a thing should be necessary. If he is honest and asks himself the question he will soon stop the practice of his religion too. Unless, of course, he is a clergyman. If he is a religious professional he would have to get another job, so it is easier to keep the show on the road.

8. Modernists allow for moral degeneracy and that saps the strength out of real religion. Devotees of all supernaturalist religions demand moral purity, self discipline and restraint. Real religion requires self discipline. The modernist sees religion not as self denial but self fulfillment. Hedonists will soon realize that religion--even in its watered down modernist form--is not worth the trouble.

9. Modernists aren't actually much fun. In my experience they're a joyless lot, always on some sort of serious, smug and self righteous campaign, not infrequently with a whiff of the conspiracy theorist about them. That can't last.

10. Modernists are dull. They've so little imagination and are so literal about everything. They do not rejoice over the seeming absurdity of religion. In fact, they are frightfully respectable. They always go with the crowd, especially if that crowd pretends to be 'radical' or 'subversive' in a 'chattering classes' kind of way. That attitude is the kiss of death to real religion.

So, what will happen to modernist Christianity? It will die out or cease to be Christian. The un-Christian forms this will, unfortunately, still borrow Christian terminology and customs, but like some horrid fantastic beast, it will continue to transmogrify into ever more monstrous forms while still continuing to dress in a Christian costume.

These horrors are already with us on the fringe of modernist religion. Expect them to become even more mainstream.

Posted by Fr Longenecker at Tuesday, November 24, 2009

 

These photos show what happens to real women who wear the Islamic Veil. The photos depict horrifying hate and the unbearable suffering it inflicts upon female innocents. The photos were taken by Emilio Morenatti of the Associated Press. The text is based on work done by Nicholas Kristof—one of the few people at the New York Times whose work I am proud to quote. You may find them HERE. (Thanks to Yehuda for calling this to my attention).

What are we seeing? The Arabization or the Saudi-ization of...

http://pajamasmedia.com/phyllischesler/2009/11/23/under-the-islamic-veil...

 

Ace videographer Dave Miles kindly sent along these superb videos from the Rifqa Rally for human rights and religious freedom, Columbus, Ohio, November 16....

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/rifqa-rally-video.html

 

Her hair was up in a pony tail,
Her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.

But her mummy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today

But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home..

But the little girl went to school
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
A dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the back wall,
Or everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seats

One by one the teacher called
A student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
As seconds slowly passed..

At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
A man who wasn't there.

'Where's her daddy at?'
She heard a boy call out
'She probably doesn't have one,'
Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
She heard a daddy say,
'Looks like another deadbeat dad,
Too busy to waste his day...'
The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mum.
And looked back at her teacher,
Who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.

'My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day.

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories
He taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite...

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.

'Cause my daddy's always with me,
Even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
He'll forever be in my heart'

With that, her little hand reached up,
And lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
Beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere in the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
Who was wise beyond her years

For she stood up for the love
Of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
Doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back own,
Staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
But its message clear and loud.

'I love my daddy very much,
He's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
But heaven's just too far

You see he is a soldier
And died just this past year
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
And taught brave men to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
It's' like he never went away...'
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day.

And to her mother's amazement,
She witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them,
Who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side..

'I know you're with me Daddy,'
To the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
Of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
For each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
Was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
By the love of her shining star..
And given the gift of believing,
That heaven is never too far.

Send this to the people you'll never forget and
remember to send it also to the person that sent
it to you. It's a short message to let them know
that you'll never forget them

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in
a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.

Take the time...to live and love.

 
Dr. Geoff Tyrrell, Palliative Care Chaplain, Community Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Geoff Tyrrell, Palliative Care Chaplain, Community Memorial Hospital.

Ventura, CA. - Community Memorial Health System has hired interfaith chaplain Dr. Geoff Tyrrell as Palliative Care Chaplain for Community Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Tyrrell comes to CMHS with unique training after serving as the first full-time interdisciplinary Palliative Care Chaplain Fellow in the national VA system, at the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Palo Alto. Geoff holds a doctorate in interfaith spirituality and is in private counseling practice in the community.

“I am committed to supporting my patients and clients in the belief system that is meaningful to them,” Dr. Tyrrell said.

As Palliative Care Chaplain, Dr. Tyrrell provides spiritual care to CMH patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses as well as their families, hospital personnel and medical staff. He also facilitates support from patient’s local faith communities as needed and is a member of the Spiritual Care Services Department along with Rev. Curtis Hotchkiss, Director of the program.

Geoff completed his residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Stanford University Hospital and received two years of counseling training at the Hakomi Institute of San Francisco. Geoff has served as Chaplain at Crossroads Hospice in San Francisco, and Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy. He earned his Doctorate of Ministry from the University of Creation Spirituality (now Wisdom University in San Francisco). A native of Ireland, Dr. Tyrrell also has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

For further information about Palliative Care services at CMH call 320-7736.

 

Joe Wright is Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. Rev. Joe Wright gave this prayer at the Kansas House of Rep.

Pastor Wright had been invited to serve as the House's guest chaplain by Rep. Anthony Powell, a Wichita Republican who was also a member of Wright's church. Accordingly, Pastor Wright composed a prayer, read it at the opening of the legislature on January 23, and departed, unaware of the ruckus he had created until his church secretary called him on his car phone to ask him what he had done.

Reportedly, one Democrat walked out in protest, three others gave speeches critical of Wright's prayer, and another blasted Wright's "message of intolerance." House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer (also a Democrat) asserted that the prayer "reflects the extreme, radical views that continue to dominate the House Republican agenda since right-wing extremists seized control of the House Republican caucus last year." Rep. Jim Long, a Democrat from Kansas City, said that Wright "made everyone mad." But Rep. Powell, who had invited Wright in the first place, claimed that House Democrats were only trying to make political points with their criticism and affirmed that he supported the theme of the prayer.

Pastor Wright said afterwards: "I certainly did CONTINUED »

 

In 2003, the Union of the Muslims of Italy (UOMII), led by a radical convert to Islam named Adel Smith, brought a court action to have the crucifix removed from all public schools in that predominantly Catholic country. Calling the crucifix a “small body on two wooden sticks,” and “a miniature cadaver,” Smith and UOMII lobbied hard for their removal. Also on their agenda was the removal of an “offensive” 15th century Giovanni di Modena fresco in the...

http://newsrealblog.com/2009/11/08/muslims-score-a-major-victory/