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Finally, A US President Who Stands for the Most Vulnerable!

From Our “Christianity In Vogue” Site

Update:  President Trump’s Address to March for Life:

March for LifePresident Donald Trump will address the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. live from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, January 19th, 2018.  Our President is the first President to address the March for Life group live via a live video feed!  This unprecedented endorsement of the March for Life, Pro-Life, advocacy is a watershed moment for a path to limit abortions in the US since Roe v Wade was decided in 1973.  Since this court decision, at least 58,000,000 babies have been killed at the hands of abortionists!  President Trump’s stand on eliminating abortion confirms that he is NOT A RACIST!  Abortion kills more babies of color than any other cause of death in those communities.  President Trump is trying to eliminate this left-wing Democrat ethnic cleansing practice!

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Black Genocide:  Of these 58 million infanticide deaths, 15.5 million of these precious lives were black babies!  According to BlackGenocide.org;  “Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.  According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.”

Black Abortions since 1973

Trump to Protect Healthcare Providers Who Object to Performing Abortions!

Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that creates a new division under the HHS Civil Rights division to prevent healthcare providers who object to abortions from being forced or coerced to do so!  According to HHS Secretary Eric Hargan,  “President Trump promised the American people that his administration would vigorously uphold the rights of conscience and religious freedom…”  “That promise is being kept today.”  President Trump is the most overtly Pro-Life President since infanticide was legalized in the US in 1973.

So, enjoy your tax cut windfall and thank our President for not only improving our economy but for protecting the most vulnerable citizens of the US, our unborn children!  To my Black and Hispanic readers, remember that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, who was a left-wing eugenicist who vowed to rid this nation of blacks and Hispanics, uttered these unbelievable racist words:

  1. “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
  2. “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan.”
  3. “They are (people of color)…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”
  4. “Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit.” (unfit include people of color, mentally ill, or disabled)

Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) remarked the error of Planned Parenthood’s abortion-on-demand corporate ideology:

“The most obvious practitioner of racism in the United States today is Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger and recently documented as ready to accept money to eliminate black babies.”

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-president-trump-to-address-march-for-life-via-live-stream

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/01/21/57762169-abortions-in-america-since-roe-vs-wade-in-1973/

http://www.blackgenocide.org/black.html

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/02/23/7-shocking-quotes-from-planned-parenthood-founder-margaret-sanger/

 

 

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Happy Birthday to Our Savior Jesus Christ

Christ was born under the shadow of the cross He would certainly bear for us.  

Humble Beginnings:  Luke 2:4-7

“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

His Great Gift to Us:

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

1 John 5:11

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 

Merry Christmas!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis-Hypocrit on Native American Treatment and Rights

Pope Francis criticizes the policies of the Trump Administration but does not mention the treatment of California Native Peoples TODAY regarding Native Lands appropriated by the Church and the Spanish Government in the 1700 and 1800’s!

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Pope Francis stated:

“In this regard, the right to prior and informed consent should always prevail,” he said. “Only then is it possible to guarantee peaceful cooperation between governing authorities and indigenous peoples, overcoming confrontation and conflict.”

Did, or does, the Pope apply the same pious rhetoric to the Mexican and California Native Peoples who were driven off of their lands and converted to Catholicism during the California Missionary period?  Does the Pope care that the Ohlone, Costanoan, Esselen Nation, OCEN, the tribe that inhabited the greater Monterey/Carmel region of California, is not even officially recognized by the Federal Government nor does it have any real say in the day-to-day operations of the Missions in this region?  This tribe lived with St. Serra at the Carmel Mission and helped to build that mission and the others in the region. 

The Catholic hierarchy in California, especially under the Archbishop José Horacio Gomez in its Southern and Central dioceses, only pay attention to the native voices when there is a problem.  The hierarchy still treats our native peoples like second class citizens and certainly not with the “respect” the Pope said they deserve.

Pope Francis spoke out seemly about he Dakota pipeline that was just approved by the Trump Administration.  The contention by the tribes in the area was that the pipeline COULD damage their water supply in spite of engineering assurances that the pipeline would be safe and their water supply kept from harms way.  Contrast this with actual ancient Native People’s burial grounds that surround the California missions that have been built upon, paved over, and not respected by the Church.  The Pope has not said a word nor given any directives that would give the Native Peoples of these Missions any say in how the Mission Grounds are maintained or how improvements would be made.  Hence, hypocrite…

In a past blog entitled, “Time for Social Justice?  The Church, Its California Missions, &  Its Native Peoples”, short link: http://wp.me/pY51c-Gt, there were several policies and actions that Pope Francis should insure that the California Archbishops and Bishops initiate immediately:

“New Social Justice by the Church:  There are a couple of very simple efforts the Church could make to live up to Blessed Serra’s call for “Always Forward”.

  1. Mutual Support of Native Burial Grounds:  Where there are recognized native people’s burial grounds, form agreements with the local Nations/Tribes to jointly maintain and preserve these grounds.  If there are costs involved, work together to raise the funds necessary to properly maintain and preserve these grounds.  We preserve art and artifacts, what is more important than human ancestral remains?
  2. More Open Access to Native Peoples:  The Church should make sure that each mission develops policies and practices that welcome native peoples back to the missions either as individuals or groups.   If there are special prayer ceremonies or other gatherings that can be scheduled, the local mission should be working with the native peoples to accommodate these events and make is easy on the native peoples to frequently engage in these events.
  3. Support Local Tribes:  If there are local tribes that are seeking Nation status or have other needs requiring local, state or federal approval, the Church should support the native peoples in these efforts.  That is not to say that the Church has to pay for the legal or other costs, but they should lend all of the support they can to facilitate the local peoples efforts.
  4. The Church, Act Like Blessed (now Saint) Serra:  Serra was first and foremost an evangelist seeking to convert everyone he came in contact with.  Conversion to the Catholic Faith was his passion and driving force and can be seen in all of his writings.  Many of the descendants of the mission era native peoples were converted to Catholicism and baptized by Fr. Serra or his fellow friars.  Many of these same people have fallen away from the Church for a lot of reasons just like other peoples.  Perhaps the Church could make a more concerted effort to welcome these descendants back into the Church and welcome them as part of the Church and its mission roots.
  5. The Church Should Be Respectful:  The Church and the Spanish founded the San Diego Mission in 1769.  Recently, in Pacific Grove, California, a local member an early Esselen tribe was exhumed and the remains were found to be over 5,000 years old.  Understand that the native peoples may look at the mission lands as their own and respect their right to do so.  They are not going to take the lands back!”

Before Pope Francis takes himself too seriously regarding Native People Policy by others, perhaps a little papal introspection may be helpful.  He is ignoring a whole civilization who no longer are practicing Catholics and feel that their Church has abandoned them.   It is easy to criticize others but you better make sure your house is in order first.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/15/pope-francis-wades-into-us-oil-pipeline-dispute.html http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/pope-francis-native-people-have-rights-over-their-lands/article_689d7f11-eb77-5459-bfff-e8186ec2aae1.html

 

2016 Election and Christianity/Catholicism vs Moral Relativism

(From our Sister Site, Christianity-In-Vogue)

Hillary Clinton Represents Progressive Globalist Leftist

Anti-Catholic / Anti-Christian Abolitionists

no-christianityGoal:  Corrupt or Eliminate Catholicism/Christianity

To Establish Moral Relativism as THE Religion

WikiLeaks confirmed that the Progressive Globalist Left have the elimination of Christianity or the complete transformation of Christianity where it accepts moral relativism as its core belief.  In 2011, email threads between Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, Campaign Chairman John Podesta and John Halpin from the Center for American Progress, spelled out the Progressive Globalist Left and the Clinton campaign goals to force Christianity and Catholics to accept gay marriage, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, and other policies considered to be an anathema to Christianity/Catholicism. 

The saddest part of this story is that 55% of Catholic voters support Hillary and only 34% support Trump.

  This Clinton Trio slammed conservative Catholic’s faith as; “amazing bastardization of the faith”.  As someone who was baptized Catholic then as a Baptist, I firmly believe that Christian/Catholic faith is based on the Holy Bible and that our beliefs have not been “bastardized” as they are inextricably tied to scripture.  Some have tried to bend scripture or ignore passages that are uncomfortable for them but they are the outliers, not those who ground their faith in the Bible.

Ken Auletta’s for the New Yorker mockingly wrote about Rupert Murdock, Owner of News Corp the parent of Fox News; “Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus”.   Ridicule of faith practices or scriptural references displays the overwhelming godless psyche of a non believer who worships at the altar of moral relativism.   

John Halpin wrote to Podesta and Palmieri, “Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups.  It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy,”.  Halpin goes further than Auletta basically stating that scriptural teachings on “gender relations” that forbids same sex relationships is “severely backward”. 

The most idiotic statement, and one that exposes their collective ignorance, is the use of the term “Christian Democracy”.  This is code for moral relativism!  Christians and Catholics believe that the Scripture was given to man by God and that God never intended for us to engage in a democratic debate as to which part of scripture to follow!  The scripture is the scripture, it means what it says, and there is no room for moral relativism. 

God did not send down the 10 commandments and with a note saying pick any 7 of the 10 you like!

In 2015, Clinton herself stated that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”  She was referring to Christian and Catholic acceptance of abortion, gay marriage, birth control and other “legal” activities.  The dictate contained in the words “have to be changed” are scary and disturbing coming from a person who may become the President of the United States!  She and her staff consider religious tenants and beliefs to be BIASES rather than Scripturally Founded Faith Based Beliefs.  I wonder if she would say the same of Islam in public?  Probably not.

If you are a Christian or a Catholic (I do not like separating Catholics from Christians but that is another story) and you are thinking of voting for Hillary Clinton, please reconsider. 

  • Hillary is for abortion on demand at any point in gestation period. 

  • She is pro euthanasia as well. 

  • Hillary obviously believes that Christians and Catholics have to change their beliefs to conform to moral relativism. 

  • Hillary believes that the “Johnson Amendment”, forbidding the clergy from discussing political topics during church services, is perfectly fine and does not violate our first amendment rights but is absolutely does. 

Trump’s position on these topics is the polar opposite of Clintons and parallels our Scriptural Faith and Beliefs. Hillary will continue to erode the role God has in our nation and further condemn us to living in a godless society where morals are subject to anyone’s own desires,

EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/10/11/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-campaign-aides-bash-catholics-evangelical-christians-palmieri http://www.christianpost.com/news/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-mock-evangelicals-and-conservative-catholics-podesta-email-palmieri-halpin-170718/

Supreme Court Trumps Any Reason to Vote for Hillary!

Vote for Hillary

Here is Your Supreme Court!

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Hillary’s New Justices:  Merrick Garland, Barak Obama, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. 

Hillary’s winning of the 2016 Presidential campaign will signal the end to the original intent of the US Constitution, personal freedoms, and our great nation as we have known it.  She will continue to take this country down the rabbit hole of Globalism, Centralization of Power and Socialism.

If Hillary is elected, she will add left leaning Merrick Garland first giving the left a 5-4 advantage.  Justices Kennedy (80), Ginsberg (83), and Breyer (78) will most likely retire within the next 2 years if Clinton is elected.  Depending on his health, Thomas (68) could retire within the next 4-8 years!  Hillary’s list of replacements include Barak Obama, Eric Holder, and Loretta Lynch.  Loretta will most likely remain as Hillary’s Attorney General as I am sure she was promised in her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton!  At some point, Hillary will put her on the Court!  The offshoot is a hard progressive controlled Supreme Court (6-3) for the next 25 plus years.  If Thomas leaves the court within Clinton’s reign, the court will be 7-2!  The original intent of the US Constitution will be gone forever!

If you care about this country, the future of your children and your grandchildren, then all of the talk about Trump’s demeanor, his temperament, and his fitness for the Presidency of the United States is irrelevant if you value the US Constitution; personal freedoms; capitalism; freedom of speech, freedom of religion; freedom to bear arms; and the very existence of the United States as we have known it.

If you consider yourself a Conservative, but are a #NeverTrump person, you must suffer from a self-mutilation complex, or schizophrenia, or are just plan nuts if you vote for Hillary.

Trump’s published Supreme Court nominees would reset the conservative nature of this court and ensure that we stop our march towards self-annihilation!  A vote for Hillary is a vote to abolish the very nature of our nation and its foundation, the US Constitution!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

SCOTUS – Replacement for Congress?

Stop Relying on the Supreme Court to Create Law!

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Gutless Wonders In Congress Shirk Their Duty to Legislate and Duck their Responsibility and the Possible Ire of their Constituents by Allowing 9 Unelected Judges to Create Law by Fiat!

 

It is the Job of Congress Alone

U.S. Constitution; Article 1, Section 1

All legislative (having the power to make laws:) Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

The Supreme Court has NO Constitutional Authority to “Legislate”, Period!

U.S. Constitution; Article 3, Section 1.

The judicial Power (1) of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

SCOTUS RESTRICTED ROLE:  The courts below the Supreme Court, inferior courts, are created and maintained solely by Congress.  In 1803, a famous case, Marbury v Madison, formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States (constitutionality) under Article III. This Supreme Court decision helped define the boundary between the constitutionally separate executive and judicial branches.  CONGRESS STILL HAS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE TO LEGISLATE, CREATE NEW LAW OR MODIFY EXISTING LAW. 

The Supreme Court, or any inferior court, can only judge whether a Constitutionally created law, passed by Congress and signed by the President, is in conformance with or does not violate any Constitutional authorities granted to the Congress by the Constitution, amendments thereto, or governing law.  Any law found to be unconstitutional, at the discretion of the Congress, must be modified by the Congress alone and submitted to the President for approval.  The court cannot, and should not, but has, actually modified the original language of a law by interpreting the language in the law to suit the court.  This is not legal right of the court and has been labeled “Judicial Activism” (2). 

Congress Needs to Pass Real Legislation Dealing with:

  • Freedom of Religion Protection under the 1st Amendment Against Government Overreach on Healthcare.

  • Define Life as beginning at Conception.

  • Pass a real school choice law allowing parents to use vouchers to send their children to a school of their choice.

  • Clarification of LGBT rights Vs the Religious Liberty of individuals.

  • Get the Government out of our Rest Rooms, Showers and Changing rooms.

  • Revise Title 7 and 9 that control schools and universities receiving Federal Funds to get the government out of the day-to-day operations of these institution.

  • Individual Employee Rights Vs Unions Rights regarding dues and Union political activism.

  • Disallow Environmentalists’ “standing in court” to bring lawsuits on behalf of the environment.

  • Mandate that all laws passed by Congress cannot exempt Congress or its members from its provisions.

  • Mandate that all laws passed by Congress, and any resulting regulation, that require funds to be expended to implement the law, be fully paid for by the Federal Government.  (Eliminates unfunded mandates)

  • Create a national standard for Voter IDs to ensure that Federal Elections are properly controlled.

  • Clarify 2nd Amendment protections by creating national “carry permits”; eliminate State and Local taxes designed to restrict gun or ammunition ownership; create Federal restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally impaired.

  • Pass common sense political contribution reform and eliminate PACs and Super PACS.  All persons, including individuals, corporations, LLCs, Unions, tax exempt organizations, can only contribute $1,000 per candidate or initiative. 

  • Require that the President submit and the Congress pass an Annual Budget or the executive and legislative elected officials and staff do not get paid until it is passed.

  • Require that the annual budget be prepared and approved using zero based budgeting and eliminate automatic increases.

  • Require all regulations that have been created undergo a cost-benefit analysis, and then be reviewed by Congress before it is put into effect. 

  • Etcetera!  You get the point.

Otherwise, Our Nation and Our Culture will be Dictated by 9 Unelected People! 

The point being is that Congress needs to step up and do its job as the Founding Fathers intended.  Since Obama was elected, Congress has shirked its duties and stopped passing budgets, allowed SCOTUS to modify legislation that the Congress should have done through the legislative process, and have allowed the President to create legislation via executive fiat.  Congress has the power of the purse and impeachment to use against an out-of-control Executive Branch and they must step up and exercise their duties as prescribed by the Constitution or we all lose. 

We cannot be dictated to by a President, or 9 unelected individuals on the Supreme Court. 

We need to get back to the basics and start acting like a real country again!

Congress-SCotus

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

((1)Judicial Power is defined as Authority, both constitutional and legal, given to the courts and its judges (1) to preside over and render judgment on court-worthy cases; (2) to enforce or void statutes and laws when scope or constitutionality are questioned (3) to interpret statutes and laws when disputes arise.)

(2) Case in point was when SCOTUS ruled that the individual mandate to purchase a Obamacare policy was in fact a TAX which is lawful for the Congress to levy rather than an individual mandated payment which is a violation of the Congressional authority under the Constitution.  Chief Justice rewrote Obamacare regarding the mandates when he concluded that: “Part III-B that the individual mandate must be construed as imposing a tax on those who do not have health insurance, if such a construction is reasonable.”  It is not reasonable! This all the while the Obama Administration, who helped create the bill, maintained that the individual mandate was NOT A TAX, because it did not meet the Constitution’s definition of what taxes could be levied by the Congress.  Roberts must have “divined” that Obama had a mental lapse and didn’t mean what he said!

 

Hat Tips

http://usconstitution.cc/

http://thelawdictionary.org/judicial-power/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbury_v._Madison

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/scotus-upholds-obamacare-mandate-as-tax-even-though-its-not-a-tax/

 

Radical Islam Is Caused by a “Lack of Maternal Participation and Acceptance”

Fundamentalist Islam/Sharia Does Not Promote the Value of Mothers and Women!

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Christianity Promotes the Value of the Holy Mother, and All Mothers and Women!

After years working in the Middle East along side of Muslims and then watching the Islamic Terrorism spread and kill indiscriminately throughout the world, and watching accounts of Honor Killings and Genital Mutilation of women, the light finally came on. 

Fundamentalist followers of Islam and Sharia are Male Centric in every way. 

The male children grow up being taught they are superior in every way to their mother, sisters and every other female they come in contact with.  Infidel women have absolutely no value and males are encouraged to do whatever they wish with these women. 

The female children grow up being taught that they are inferior to their father and brothers and to every Muslim male they come in contact with.  They are taught they have no real personal rights and are at the mercy of the males around them. 

These attitudes are passed from generation to generation.  In most of the households in the Middle East, the home houses multiple generations of the family.  The grandparents reinforce this anti-female bias and servitude.  As young males enter puberty, they believe they are superior to their mother, their sisters, and every other female in their circle.  Since boys attend the Mosque with their Fathers and are segregated from women, their religious experience reinforces their lack of respect for women.  After all, if your Mosque separates men and women and women are not allowed in the inner chambers, women must not be equal to men!

Lack of Male Compassion in Fundamentalist Islam:  While I do not profess to be a psychiatrist, my observation of families in the West is that the mother provides a “softening” buffer against normal adolescent aggression (Testosterone Overload!).  (Dads are busy getting their boys to play football or compete in some way against other boys.  Ok, some push their boys to be good students.)  In the West, the mothers are supported by the fathers to “honor they mother” or you get the “poop beat out of you” if you disrespect mom! (personal experience)  Moms also give their sons a sense of empathy and compassion for their friends, kids they may not necessarily like, and people who are different from them.  Dads help but it is the mom who spends the most time with the children.  Western boys with sisters are also taught to PROTECT their sisters against any potential harm.  (before I get bombarded by the PC class, stay at home or time-sharing dads can perform the same vital function as the mom)

Why is this sudden epiphany important?

  If we, the West and Muslims who abhor radical Islamic terrorism, have any chance of changing the mindset of Fundamental Islamists, we have to recognize that the problem is systemic!  You will first have to change the way women and girls are treated and the equal role they have in society.  Mothers have to have the respect of all of their children.  Husbands and wives must show respect to one another and all males must respect all women.  Boys have to be taught to respect their sisters and all females in society.  Many parts of Sharia have to be abandoned such as genital mutilation, honor killing, polygamy, etc.  These will not be easy changes as they have been ingrained over centuries. 

We in the West, and Muslims who immigrate to our countries have a choice.  If Westerners are to ever live along side of followers of Islam peacefully, we must share the same cultural values and these are anchored around our Western sense of EQUALITY and RESPECT for men and women, girls and boys.  Without this change, we cannot possibly expect to coexist.  Also, Muslims must accept as equals others who follow different faiths.  They must also respect all other nationalities who reside in their new homeland. PERIOD  If the Islamic Community does not want to start this transition, then they are free to remain in their native countries. 

Expecting their new homeland to change to their way of life is not realistic and at some point, even Europe, will come to this realization and the cultures will have to be separated by force if necessary.  Neither side can or should exist operating in a constant state of tension, fear and resentment.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Obama-Is this Islamophobia or

Migrant attacks

President Obama

Is it Islamophobia to condemn these despicable acts by Muslims who were Welcomed by Europe?

  • Migrant-Dominated Group Raped Unconscious 17-Year-Old, Claim ‘Gang Rape The Most Natural Thing In The World’

  • 10-Year-Old Boy Brutally Raped By Iraqi Migrant at Pool in Vienna

  • German Town Cancels Children’s Carnival after Terror Threat

  • Young Women Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Migrant Attacks During German Carnivals

Many other acts of violence by Muslims Refugees & Immigrants are just now being brought to light by a Europe that does not know how to justify their immigration policies to their own people.  Can You…?

 

 

 

 

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/05/two-migrants-among-gang-of-seven-who-raped-unconscious-girl/

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/05/german-town-cancels-childrens-carnival-after-terror-threat/

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/05/ten-year-old-boy-brutally-raped-by-iraqi-migrant-at-pool-in-vienna/

 

 

Obama Visits Mosques-An Affront to Women

 

Islam Is At War With Its Own Women

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Obama:  “Islam has always been part of America,”

“If we’re serious about freedom of religion, and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians, who remain the majority in this country, we have to understand, an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths.”

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We are in a Fight to Preserve Our Heritage and Our Culture and Our President Blames us for Standing

Our Heritage, Culture and Faith Dictate that All People are Equal, including Men and Women

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In yet another bashing of Christians in the US, Obama blasted our “bigotry”, “intolerance”, “Isolation of”, “profiling”, and slamming our candidates for “inflaming hatred against the Muslim community”.  Obama added speaking to the Muslims in attendance, “Let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United States, you fit in here. Right here. You’re right where you belong. You’re part of America too.”

No American is prohibiting anyone from becoming part of the American Dream as long as they are committed to our founding principles, condemn any acts committed against America and its people, diligently seek to rid our nation of radical ideologies and assimilate into our culture.

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“Support of Apartheid of Women”

Islam Needs to Accept Women as Being Equal To Men,

to Begin ending the Radicalization of their Faith.

If Islamic Women are viewed as Subservient to Islamic Men,

How Could Non-Islamic Men and Women Be viewed as Equal to Followers of Islam?

Islamic treatment of Muslim women as second class citizens is an anathema to American beliefs.  In many Mosques, women are not allowed to pray in the “main halls” that are the prayer areas for men.  Asra Q. Nomani has been fighting for reform within American Islam for years.  She has described what is like for women and girls inside of American Mosques: 

“Today, in an estimated two-thirds of mosque around the United States, women and girls are segregated in dark basements, sparse balconies, separate rooms and even behind shower curtains in the “sisters’ section,” listening to Friday sermons piped in through shaky sound systems and watching them, if we are lucky, via TV screens. It’s too often only on “interfaith” occasions like the president’s visit that women and girls get to step forward into the “brothers’ section.”

Regarding the isolation of girls versus the boys in the Mosque, Nomani writes: 

“Girls, to inside the gym! Boys to in the musallah.  The girls, shrouded in headscarves that, in some cases, draped half their bodies, slipped into a stark gymnasium and found seats on bare red carpet pieces laid out in a corner. They faced a tall industrial cement block wall, in the direction of the qibla, facing Mecca, a basketball hoop above them. Before them a long narrow window poured a small dash of sunlight into the dark gym. 

On the other side of the wall, the boys clamored excitedly into the majestic musallah, their feet padded by thick, decorated carpet, the sunlight flooding into the room through spectacular windows engraved with the 99 names of Allah, or God, in Islam. Ornate Korans and Islamic books filled shelves that lined the front walls.”

This is how girls are brought up to accept gender apartheid and their role as subservience to men as being normal!  It gets worse.  Honor killings, genital mutilation to control wives’ libido, acceptance of polygamy with 3 other wives, having to be covered in public, are just some of the condoned sexist practices of Islam.  By the President and the First Lady visiting this Mosque, and ignoring the plight of women in Islam, they gave tacit approval to codified abuse of women and their relegation to be second class citizens.

Nomani writes in her Blog questioning Obama’s Choice of this Particular Mosque:  “The president has an opportunity to shine light in a place once associated with the darkest extremes of Islam. His motorcade will re-trace the path of al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki: FBI surveillance notes document that al-Awlaki, then a local imam, drove down Johnnycake Road to enter the Islamic Society of Baltimore at 5:56 p.m. on the evening of November 11, 2001. (A copy of the notes was released under the Freedom of Information Act).

Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist opined regarding Obama’s disregard to Islam’s treating women as second-class citizens:

“While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens.”  “This makes our work as activists extremely difficult because equality is one of the main tenets of our reform movement.”

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Access to prayer areas in Mosques may seem like a small “inconvenience” for women but when coupled with the facts that many male followers of Islam will not allow their wives to go out in public unescorted, without at least a hijab and loose clothing; may have up to 4 wives, believe that corporal punishment of their wife is their right as the husband, and in some more extreme cases the men insist that their wives under go genital mutilation and may even condone and undertake honor killings.  Freedom for Muslim women is vital before any reforms of the more radical forms of Islam that lead to terrorism against the West will be affected.

Obama Needs to Change His Focus:  Obama needs to confront Islam in America with the challenge to reform their treatment of Women and that it is their responsibility to rid Islam of the radical elements before they will be unconditionally welcomed into the American community.  When 98% of the world’s terrorism has its roots in Islamic extremism, and there are a lot of acts of terror daily, it is difficult for people to openly accept Islam as a religion of peace nor not to be suspicious of their Islamic neighbor’s motives. 

Europe is Lost:  Europe has lost the battle of radical Islamic terrorism through their wide open immigration of Muslim populations.  Statistically, 2% of Muslims are radicalized which means that POTENTIALLY 2,000 out of every 100,000 Muslim immigrants may be radicalized!   

Obama is right that we need to assimilate the Muslims living in America.  But, the process needs to be driven by the Muslims themselves through reforms toward their own women and then to those who do not share their religious beliefs.

And we have not even begun to discuss Islam’s view and treatment of Gays!

Appendix: 

The Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Mosque is a list of rights for Islamic women in the mosque written by Muslim author and feminist Asra Nomani. The Bill of Rights was vanguarded in the United States in 2004 by the Daughters of Hajar, a group of 7 prominent progressive Muslim feminists.

  1. Women have an Islamic right to enter a mosque.
  2. Women have an Islamic right to enter through the main door.
  3. Women have an Islamic right to visual and auditory access to the musalla (main sanctuary).
  4. Women have an Islamic right to pray in the musalla without being separated by a barrier, including in the front and in mixed-gender congregational lines.
  5. Women have an Islamic right to address any and all members of the congregation.
  6. Women have an Islamic right to hold leadership positions, including positions as prayer leaders, or imams, and as members of the board of directors and management committees.
  7. Women have an Islamic right to be full participants in all congregational activities.
  8. Women have an Islamic right to lead and participate in meetings, study sessions, and other community activities without being separated by a barrier.
  9. Women have an Islamic right to be greeted and addressed cordially.
  10. Women have an Islamic right to respectful treatment and exemption from gossip and slander.

 

Hat Tip:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/03/obama-visits-mosque-islam-has-always-been-part-of-america/

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/02/03/obamas-mosque-visit-demonstrates-tacit-acceptance-of-a-form-of-gender-apartheid/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/03/obama-to-speak-to-anti-lgbt-baltimore-mosque/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Bill_of_Rights_for_Women_in_the_Mosque

Egypt’s Muslim President Has the Strength to Reach out to Coptic Christians

Christian Renewal?

Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, attended the Orthodox Christmas Mass yesterday at a Coptic Christian Church in Cairo.  The purpose of his attending the service was to apologize again for the suffering Christians experienced in Egypt at the hands of Islamic Extremist and promised to return them to their homes.  The Islamic Extremist al-Sisi referred to were mainly the Muslim Brotherhood that Obama and Hillary Clinton helped to take over Egypt after the overthrow of President Mubarak.  The Muslim Brotherhood systematically sought to rid Egypt of the Christian Infidels.  Their goal is to do the same throughout the world, including in the US.  Coptic Christians have worshiped in Egypt since St. Mark evangelized Egypt shortly after Christ’s death when he founded the Coptic Church. 

Why is this Important?

This is a key event as it marks the recognition by a Muslim leader in a Muslim country of the right of Christians to exist!  Hopefully, this is the start of a protracted rebirth of Christianity in the Middle East.  And, a reversal for our President and his Secretary of State Clinton, and now Lurch, who have systematically allowed Christians to be persecuted and martyred and in some countries completely annihilated or displaced or both.  Finally, Egypt is the most populous Sunni Arab nation and their example, with a supportive US Government after 2016, could form a solid base from which to turnaround the Middle East quagmire. 

Where’s the Pope?

Even though the Coptic Church is not part of the Roman Catholic Church of Rome and has its own Pope, Pope Francis missed a perfect opportunity to reach out and either directly participate in this Christmas celebration in Egypt or to at least commend al-Sisi for reaching out to the Coptic Church.  This event was much more than form over substance and should be used to start a revival of the Christian communities throughout the Middle East and Africa. 

US Moral Responsibilities

We not only squandered an opportunity to safeguard the Christians in Iraq, a country that we spent years and trillions of dollars to take back and rebuild, we left the Christians at the hands of Muslims who systematically drove them out of the country or left them to be slaughtered by ISIS The US stood by and did absolutely nothing.  This includes G.W. Bush.  Unfortunately, we see the same happening all over the Middle East and Africa and the US stands idly by and does nothing. 

While at home, Obama constantly berates, cajoles and criticizes the white Christian majority at home for their reluctance to accept more Muslim immigrants and refugees.  The Christians in the US are tolerant of all religions and ethnic minorities.  Too bad our own government views US Christians as the enemy and the US enemies as allies.

RD Pierini

Hat Tip:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/egypt-president-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-attends/2016/01/06/id/708463/