Related: Watch debate in New York state senate over same sex marriage bill that was defeated 38-24 at AvoidTheBias.com

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As you read article below click and give a listen to a highly recommended speech by Lord Monckton with over 215,000 hits since mid October with two of the same videos combined which is quite a bit for a 90 minute speech. Another portion of this speech of about 5 minutes has gone viral with almost 2.5 million hits since 10/16/2009 at Lord Monckton's highly recommended 90 minute speech on UN Climate Change Treaty going viral on You Tube.



NCPA has this interesting email update below comments concerning a Freedom of Information request for why climate numbers have been adjusted for errors. But first here is some context concerning what is being dubbed "Climate Gate".

Back in October BBC News had an article titled What happened to global warming? which was the number one news story cited in the blogosphere for 3 days straight. See BBC News: Current climate models fail to forecast that the globe is not warming even though man made carbon dioxide continues to rise for more.

Now more recently a story at the New York Times titled Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute was the number one cited news story for 2 days straight (see: New York Times article on Hacked e-mails of global warming scientists is the most linked to story for two days now.) and now yet another news story from TimesOnline in the UK has been number one for the last two days titled Climate change data dumped - Times Online according to BlogPulse. On 12/06/2009 the last two articles have both remained in the top 10 linked to news articles on the blogosphere. See links for more.

And now NASA may be getting some attention riding off of the concerns of "Climate Gate".

NASA-GATE

What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well.  Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors.

"I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU).  "These guys (NASA) are quite clearly determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this."

They may have good reason, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD):

  • NASA was caught with its thermometers down when James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, announced that 1998 was the country's hottest year on record, with 2006 the third hottest.
  • NASA and Goddard were forced to correct the record in 2007 to show that 1934, decades before the advent of the SUV, was in fact the warmest; in fact, the new numbers showed that four of the country's 10 warmest years were in the 1930s.
  • Hansen, who began the climate scare some two decades ago, was caught fudging the numbers again in declaring October 2008 the warmest on record.
  • This despite the fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.
  • Scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on that October's readings at all; figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.
Was Hansen, like his CRU counterpart Michael Mann, trying to "hide the decline" in temperatures, asks IBD?

Hansen has said in the past that "heads of major fossil-fuel companies who spread disinformation about global warming should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature."  What penalties would he recommend for himself and his CRU colleagues, asks IBD?

Source: Editorial, "NASA-Gate," Investor's Business Daily, December 7, 2009.
For text:
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=514429
For more on Global Warming:
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_Category=32

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Christ is an amazing savior. Glory be to Him and Him alone. A friend of mine emailed me this morning with another very interesting story concerning a missionary from the 1800's who was eaten by cannibals and now the area is predominately Christian and the descendants of the missionary and those who had eaten the missionary reconciling. See BBCNews report at Tribute to leading missionary eaten by cannibals. But do not miss story below about Pearl Harbor enemies uniting.

Click on image to the left which is a great documentary with interviews of actual WWII Vets as they revisit Iwo Jima with their sons and grandsons. A must have. Two other great movies to get concerning reconciliation like the stories on this post are As We Forgive true story documentary about two woman facing those who killed their family in the Rwanda genocide and Final Solution - Special Edition - DVD about a true story of a Nazi racist in South Africa just before the election of Nelson Mandela seeking reconciliation with blacks in South Africa after he realizes the Bible doesn't teach racism. Also, see Video: Christian parents forgive bullies who killed their adopted daughter.



WWII Soldier's Life a Testimony to Forgiveness

Enemy. Captive. Missionary.

Jacob DeShazer's life was defined by his relationship with the Japanese people. But it was his relationship with Jesus Christ, born in a prisoner of war camp, that turned him from hating the Japanese to loving them.

DeShazer, 95, died on March 15, 2008 at his home in Salem, Oregon. The Methodist missionary spent 30 years preaching the Gospel to the people he once swore to destroy for attacking the United States. His ministry left a lasting impact, including the conversion of the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A young man in 1942, DeShazer burned to take revenge on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew America in World War II.

He got his chance in April 1942, becoming a member of the famed "Doolittle Raiders" that carried out a daring daylight bombing raid on Tokyo and other cities. It was the first strike of the war against the Japanese homeland, designed to boost morale among a U.S. populace still angry over the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

It was a desperate bid: the sixteen B-25 bombers had to be launched from aircraft carriers so far from the Japanese coast that they didn't have enough fuel to return. The plan was for the crews to continue to China, crash-land and make their way to safety. But DeShazer's plane ran out of fuel over Japanese-held territory and he became a prisoner of war.

For 40 months his captors starved, beat, and tortured him. DeShazer, the son of a minister, had never given his life to God, but while in prison he made only one request of his captors: a Bible.

"I begged my captors to get a Bible for me," he wrote in a religious tract he authored, titled: "I Was a Prisoner of Japan."

"At last, in the month of May 1944, a guard brought me the book, but told me I could have it only for three weeks. I eagerly began to read its pages. I discovered that God had given me new spiritual eyes and that when I looked at the enemy officers and guards who had starved and beaten my companions and me so cruelly, I found my bitter hatred for them changed to loving pity. I realized that these people did not know anything about my Savior and that if Christ is not in a heart, it is natural to be cruel."

DeShazer returned home after the war, but only long enough to gain the training he needed to spend his life serving the Japanese people. He went back to Japan in 1948 and spent the next 30 years as a missionary and church planter with the Free Methodist Church, helping start 23 new congregations.

Among the people who came to God through DeShazer's ministry was Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese navy pilot charged with leading the attack against Pearl Harbor. Fuchida found the tract written by DeShazer.

"It was then that I met Jesus, and accepted him as my personal savior," Fuchida said at a memorial service on the 25th anniversary of the attack in Hawaii, according to The New York Times. Fuchida and DeShazer met several times before Fuchida died in 1976.

Sources: Associated Press; The New York Times; Assist News Service.

*Orginal broadcast April 1, 2008.

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"Time to make Tea Parties twice as big as what they were"-Governor Perry of Texas that has created some 80% of jobs in the US in 2008. Not only that but Governor Perry says that "This administration...is interested in punishing Texas."

The image to the left is of the March on DC Tea Party event on 09/12/2009. Below are many videos from "teapartymovie" YouTube channel that give a context and history behind the March on DC event and a trailer of a new movie documentary that will go into further detail in documenting this movement and see Many videos from Tax Tea Parties including extra footage of CNN Chicago Tea Party incident!!! from Tea Parties on 04/15/2009.

Now these same Tea Party Americans are planning yet another event at the White House on 04/15/2010 reports WND.COM at Tea-party explosion! Movement blasts off: 'We're delivering this crowd right to the White House'

Tea Party Movie: The Documentary Film trailer



Here is video that opened the March on DC on 09/12/2009 which gives for some great context from the Tea Party perspective



Tea Party movie teaser #1



Tea Party Movie "Bomb Threat!"



Tea Party Movie "Docs On The Hill"

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Last Week in Review

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Headlines

Watch the trailer to Tea Party: The Documentary Film. "Time to make the Tea Parties twice as big..."-Governor Perry of Texas 

November marks President Obama's worst monthly approval rating yet and Gallup poll says 53% of American disapprove of Obama's handling of Health Care.

Jokes and Cartoons 

Britains military pulls tax payer funded UFO hotline after no evidence of alien life or threats to the UK: "no defense value in investigating UFO reports" 


Some times it is better to not follow the crowd and look stupid then to follow the crowd and look stupid

Entertainment

The Mysterious Islands

Music Video: Conservative rapper Hi-Caliber expresses in musical style the concerns of many conservative Americans

Videos

International

Video: Pro-lifers attacked at abortion rights demonstration in Austria chanting "If Mary had had an abortion, we would have been spared from Christians." 

Christian radio in the UK could not broadcast nationally but that has just recently changed as God answers prayer.

Christian Institute releases another video evidencing the dangers of hate crimes laws in the UK and why the EU commission is wrong in demanding Britain to abolish laws protecting free speech. 


Pro-Life

Excellent conversation on Life on the steps of UC Berkley with David Schmidt and Tommy Silva

Big Thank You from pro-lifers to the successful bi-partisan effort by Stupak and Pitts to keep tax payer funding of abortions out of the health care bill in the House.

Freedom

Video: Homeowner association is forcing 90 year old WWII Vet to remove his flagpole today

Debate  

Watch debate in New York state senate over same sex marriage bill that was defeated 38-24 at AvoidTheBias.com

War

Republican Gohmert vs Democrat Kucinich on terrorist being tried in civilian court

International

Costa Rica

50,000 march for life and family in Costa Rica reports LifeSiteNews.com

India

Woman dies from legal abortion in India hospital the third death this year.

UK

Christians will be forced to give advice on same sex sexual activity in the UK which basically means Christians need not apply

Liberal Media Bias

Democrat Baltimore Mayor once hailed as champion of the by ABC's "Nightline" now found guilty of using gift cards donated for the poor on her own electronic goods

Pro-Life

Abortion Is a ‘God-Given Right,’ Liberal Leader Declares at "Stop Stupak" rally on Capitol Hill staged by Planned Parenthood, NARAL and SEIU

Christmasophobia

More corporations are using Christmas in their advertising this year then in times past. A possible reason why? 


California town changes Christmas parade to Holiday parade and then back again after complaints and letter from pro-christmas lawyers but New Jersey firefighters must remove Merry Christmas

Economy

Texas vs California when it comes to job creation and economy

Same Sex Marriage

Breaking News: New York state senate just rejected gay marriage 38-24

Values Voter News stats

Values Voter News for November '09. 


First Amendment Case Victories

Florida school districts agrees to end ban on fliers for kid's event at church.

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Related: Good thing Darwin and his elites were not around during the founding of modern day science nor America's First Amendment Rights
Good thing Darwin and his elites were not around during the founding of modern day science nor America's First Amendment Rights
Christ on the Galapagos Islands and a new documentary from a Christ centered creationist perspective of the Galapagos Islands.
From Monkey to Man? Today is 150th anniversary of Darwin's The Origin of Species and a new documentary on the Galapagos Islands challenges Darwin's interpretation

Purchase The Mysterious Islands for yourself or family members for Christmas with many other related films at Values Voter News Store powered by Amazon here.

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Pro-life Journalists Attacked at Abortion Rally in Vienna

By Hilary White

VIENNA, December 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A film crew for Gloria TV, the Swiss-based Catholic internet video and news service, was attacked on Friday night by a group of abortion demonstrators in Austria's capital.

The abortion demonstrators were filmed outside the Vienna offices of Human Life International chanting anti-Christian slogans like, "If Mary had had an abortion, we would have been spared from Christians."

Video footage shows a group of young people whose faces were covered with scarves, rushing towards the camera, with one voice audibly screaming in German, "Go away, go away! Stop filming!" One held up a black scarf to try to cover the camera lens.

Police intervened and finally asked the film crew to leave, citing safety concerns. Police admitted to Gloria TV that the violence had come solely from abortion supporters. Despite warnings, Gloria TV journalists refused to leave and were finally stopped when one woman attacked the camera woman and damaged the camera. Police refused to intervene or take information on the attacker.

At the police headquarters later, the journalists filed a complaint and were told that the police officers on duty at the demonstration would have "had a duty" to take down the information about the perpetrator. The attack did damage to camera equipment amounting to over €1000 (about US $1510) and Gloria TV is asking supporters for donations to cover the cost of replacement.

Footage shows one female demonstrator approaching the camera, saying, "F*** off, and complaining to police about the presence of the Catholic film crew. The policeman remonstrated with her saying, "They (the journalists) demonstrate against violence, so they are not violent."

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This off the AP gave me a good laugh.

Britain Pulls the Plug on Its UFO Hotline

London (AP) - Britain's military has closed a hotline that took reports of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.

The Ministry of Defense says that the phone service and an associated e-mail address were taken offline Tuesday.

The military explained Friday that more than 50 years of UFO sightings had not revealed any evidence of alien life or threats to the U.K.

It said that there was "no defense value in investigating UFO reports" and that the money could better be used funding operations in Afghanistan.

The officer who used to deal with the reports has now been reassigned. 

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Related:Genocide Awareness Project hits liberal University of CA at Berkely with disturbing yet powerful images and comments and watch a debate concerning abortion at Stephanie Gray vs Eike Kluge on the issue of abortion at University of Victoria in Canada.

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See Debate on the floor in the House over the Stupak pro-life amendment to House Health Care Bill - 11/07/2009 and Pro-life Democrats and Republicans vs Pro-choice democrats on allowing a vote on the Stupak/Pitts pro-life amendment in House health care reform bill - 11/07/2009 and Video: Stupak, Pitts and company make statements and answer questions about the passing of the bi-partisan pro-life amendment by a vote of 240 - 194

Brody at CBNNews said, "The pro-life grassroots community has raised tens of thousands of dollars so they could put up radio ads thanking Pro-life House Democrat Bart Stupak and Pro-life House Republican Joe Pitts for their pro-life friendly abortion amendment that passed the House last month." at Stupak and Pitts Get Big Pro-Life Thank You where the below videos were found.

Also see Chart comparing the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the House health care bill and the Senate bill which currently has no amendment. and Stupak warns that if they strip the pro-life amendment out of House health care bill "there will be hell to pay" but the other side is just as vehement or are they? and Video interview: Bart Stupak says, "They're not going to take it out, If they do, health care will not move forward" on the pro-life amendment in health care reform vs Pelosi

"Today the Susan B. Anthony List announced a radio campaign in the northern Michigan district of Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) and the Pennsylvania district of Representative Joe Pitts.  The ads, funded through grassroots donations nationwide, thank both members for their efforts to exclude government-funded abortion from health care reform."



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50,000 March for Life in Costa Rica Capital

By Hilary White

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, December 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 50,000 people marched in the capital of Costa Rica in support of "life and the family" on November 28, the Catholic News Agency reports. A statement read at the rally called on politicians to "defend all human life" from conception to natural death.

The statement urged that marriage and the family continue to be protected in law, "and for this reason we oppose, and we call on our representatives in the executive branch, legislative assembly and municipalities to reject any bill, policy or institutional activity" to the contrary.

"We are committed to exercising our sacred right to vote in a responsible way, voting for those who propose and are committed to defending and promoting human life, marriage and family in public office."

The march was organized by the Citizen Center for Life and Family, which fears the government will bring forward legislation to modify the legal regime of protection to human life and family.

Catholic archbishop of San Jose, Hugo Barrantes, said, "The march is only to say that this country remains in favor of the values of life, marriage and family."

With a birth rate healthier than its North American neighbors at 2.14 children born per woman, Costa Rica is among those countries routinely targeted by international population control pressure groups working through the auspices of the United Nations. 

Currently Costa Rica, whose population is 76.3 percent Catholic, restricts abortion, allowing it only in cases where the woman's life is threatened.

Read related LSN coverage:
Pro-Abortion Campaign Struck Down by Costa Rican Government
Forget Same-Sex 'Marriage,' Costa Ricans Oppose Homosexual Civil Unions 
Pro-Life Costa Rica Under Fire from Abortion Advocates to Reverse Its IVF Ban 
Sinister Deceptions of Abortion Groups in Latin America Exposed 

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Update 12/11/2009 War hero wins flagpole battle: Homeowners' association backs off demands



Check out trailer of an excellent WWII Veteran documentary as the actual Veterans themselves revisit Iwo Jima with their sons and grandsons at This veterans day honor them and God's Providence with The League of Grateful Sons.

90-Year-Old Vet Ordered to Remove Flagpole - From American Family Association

"....The homeowner's association doesn't explicitly forbid flagpoles but they must be "aesthetically appropriate". Short flags are allowed on porches, but Barfoot says that's not the way he was raised to respect the flag.

"First of all, it's not dignified, and it shows you got it in the half mast position... you can walk around here and I'll bet you the American flag is hanging out in the rain, nobody ever checks it", says Barfoot.

Family members say he's the most decorated American combat veteran alive. Barfoot has been awared more than 20 medals, including the Medal of Honor, The Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts...."

Video below from March on DC in September honoring our soldiers. See rapper's recent video at Music Video: Conservative rapper Hi-Caliber expresses in musical style the concerns of many conservative Americans

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Networks Briefly Note Dem Mayor's Conviction, Yet Ignored Her Trial

Imagine if you will that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was accused of taking gift cards donated to her office for redistribution to needy constituents and using them instead for a personal spending spree.


The media firestorm would swirl uncontrollably, of course, and certainly you couldn't fault the media for reporting on the ensuing criminal trial.

Well, this sort of this has happened, only to the Democratic mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon who was convicted yesterday on a misdemeanor charge of embezzling, yet the coverage from the broadcast networks has been non-existent until the trial's conclusion.

A search of "Sheila Dixon" among ABC, CBS, and NBC news transcripts catalogued on Nexis from January 1, 2007 to December 2, 2009 yielded only three hits. None of the stories were about Dixon's trial, and one, an April 30, 2008 "Nightline" story on predatory mortgage lending, cast Dixon in a favorable light as a champion of citizens who have been exploited by mortgage lenders.

Granted, Dixon is only a city mayor, and that may explain some of the lack of coverage, but when ABC did its part to portray her as a champion of the working poor, it's telling that there was no follow up from that network until today.

The December 2 editions of ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS's "The Early Show"  both briefly noted Dixon's conviction during news roundups from the anchor desk, while, of course, failing to note her party affiliation.  NBC's "Today" however, failed to even mention the story (transcripts below courtesy of NB's Scott Whitlock and Kyle Drennen, respectively):

ABC

"Good Morning America"

12/02/09

7:17 a.m. EST

CHRIS CUOMO, anchor: One buyer of electronic goods is the mayor of Baltimore. Problem is, she was buying them with gift cards intended for the city’s poor children. Sheila Dixon was convicted of stealing the cards to buy hundreds of dollars worth of items at Best Buy and Target.

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CBS

"The Early Show"

12/02/09

8:31 a.m. EST

RUSS MITCHELL, anchor: In Baltimore, Mayor Sheila Dixon says she will fight a conviction that could force her from office. Dixon was found guilty of taking $630 in gift cards intended for the city’s poor and using them to buy electronics. She was acquitted of three other charges.

Photo credit: Angelina Perna for the Baltimore Sun

Original photo caption:  Mayor Sheila Dixon and her lead attorney, Arnold M. Weiner, face the media after her conviction on a single charge of taking gift cards intended for the city's poor.

—Ken Shepherd is Managing Editor of NewsBusters

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AvoidTheBias.com has found YouTube video footage of the entire debate and vote on the recent same sex marriage bill in the New York state senate at Video of New York state senate debate and vote on same sex marriage bill

AvoidTheBias.com is a brand new web site claiming "A tri-partisan solution to media bias.". For more on this site see below.

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As much as it is important to know how a congressman or woman voted on a bill it is also important to know why. That is why the third link above will be of some use as to why one voted for or against a certain bill. Even if a congressman or woman did not speak on the floor in a debate over a bill most of the time you can get a flavor as to why by watching the debate from both sides on the bill. And sometimes there are many different sides concerning a bill not just two.

This is another reason for AvoidtheBias.com. You will find many debates on the issues in and outside of the Floor debates and many committee discussions/debates and much more so that the readers of AvoidtheBias.com will have a better understanding of the issues and the debate without media bias. See more on AvoidtheBias.com at About."

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Related: US National Cancer Institute researcher reverses position and admits abortion raised breast cancer risk 
LifeNews reports on yet another charge concerning the abuse of women that abortion opens the doors to.
 
From LifeNews.com...

India Woman Dies From Botched Legal Abortion at Hospital, Third Death This Year

Rajkot, India (LifeNews.com) -- A young woman in India died from a botched legal abortion recently and she is at least the third woman to have died this year. An unmarried 20-year-old girl died after complications from the failed abortion she had last week, local officials indicated today.

The Press Trust of India indicates Hansa Makwan died at the H J Doshi hospital based in this city in the western part of the nation near the Indian Ocean.

Hansa's father lodged a complaint with local police against her paramour Rajesh Ubharia and doctors of Kashi Hospital in Morbi where the abortion was done. 

She was five months pregnant at the time of the abortion and the newspaper indicates she was transferred from Kashi to H J Doshi hospital after she developed complications from the botched abortion.

Officials indicate they are attempting to detain Rajesh and the doctors involved for questioning in the case.
In September, a health visitor (registered nurse) in India was suspended and local officials launched an investigation after an abortion killed a woman who was three months pregnant.

The abortion deaths point to the very real consequences of legal abortions for women and shows that attempts by abortion advocates to allow nurses to do abortions puts women's health at risk.

In this other case, the abortion was done on a woman at the Araziline CHC in Varanasi, India and the health visitor who reportedly did the abortion has been suspended.

Local police have indicated they have filed complaints against the nurse under two sections of criminal code after Mahendra Bind, the husband of the deceased woman, Rajkumari Bind, filed a complaint.


Another woman died in April in Hyderabad, who was identified as 22-year-old S Sneha. She died at Care Hospital after developing complications during the abortion.

Humayunnagar police sub-inspector Fayaz told the newspaper, “Sneha was six weeks pregnant. On the night of April 8, Gautam, his sister Jyothsna and brother-in-law Ramesh, took Sneha to the Karan Maternity Hospital at Vijaynagar colony to get an abortion done. Jyothsna and Ramesh are also doctors."

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New video by conservative rapper advertising new Tea Party documentary film: Watch the trailer to Tea Party: The Documentary Film. "Time to make the Tea Parties twice as big..."-Governor Perry of Texas



Here is rapper at March on DC event on 09/12/2009 along with an excellent speech by an African American woman critical of the "race card" continually used against conservatives by many on the left.

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Related: Debate on the floor in the House over the Stupak pro-life amendment to House Health Care Bill - 11/07/2009 and Stephanie Gray vs Eike Kluge on the issue of abortion at University of Victoria in Canada and Video: Stupak, Pitts and company make statements and answer questions about the passing of the bi-partisan pro-life amendment by a vote of 240 - 194

After you read this article click on Genocide Awareness Project hits liberal University of CA at Berkely with disturbing yet powerful images and comments and then in all good conscience do you think anyone can claim abortion is a "God-Given Right". The very Roe of Roe v Wade no longer thinks so see her written testimony before a Senate committee in 2005 at: Testimony of the very Roe of Roe v Wade after finding forgiveness in Christ for her sins. Once abortion activist now trying to reverse Roe v Wade

Abortion Is a ‘God-Given Right,’ Liberal Leader Declares

CNSNews.com) – Rev. Carlton Veazey, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, told a small crowd of pro-abortion protesters that women have a “God-given right” to abortion and that opposition from pro-life congressmen and religious leaders would never take it away.


Veazey, closing speaker at a “Stop Stupak” rally on Capitol Hill staged by major pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL-Pro Choice, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) told the crowd that not only did they have a constitutional right to abortion, but that they had a God-given one as well.

“Don’t let anybody tell you that religious people don’t support choice,” Veazey said at the gathering in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. “You not only have a constitutional right for abortion, but you have a God-given right.”

The rally was held to inspire abortion rights protesters ahead of a day of lobbying for federal funding of abortion in health care reform legislation. The event also served as an outlet for the activists to vent anger at the amendment offered by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to the House health care bill.

The amendment prohibits any federal money from paying for any part of a health insurance plan that covers abortion and was successfully attached to the House bill in a bipartisan vote.

Pro-abortion members of Congress also attended the rally. They urged attendees to lobby hard against the Stupak amendment to have it stripped from a final version of the bill.

“Make no mistake, the Stupak amendment does not reaffirm existing law – it goes way past it,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). “It disallows private insurers who operate in the new exchange from covering abortion services in plans receiving government subsidies.”

Calling the Stupak amendment “a stain,” DeLauro said that pro-abortion activists must make legislators “feel your wrath” if abortion coverage is to be preserved.

“So we all have a role to play in doing right by America’s women and making sure comprehensive health insurance reform finally gets passed,” DeLauro said. “But I am confident we will get there again, and that the Affordable Health Care for America Act will become the law of the land, without the stain of Stupak/Pitts.” (The Stupak amendment was co-written with Republican Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania.)

Baby at 5 months
“So make your voices heard!” said DeLauro. “Those Members who are pro-choice and who voted for Stupak should feel your wrath. Those who could not find their way clear to vote for health care, for whatever reason, should feel your wrath too.”

Protesters also took on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), whose lobbying efforts were essential in passing the Stupak amendment, and which earned the ire of pro-abortion protesters.

DeLauro attacked the bishops, saying the organization’s lobbying effort may jeopardize its tax-exempt status. She also described the lobbying as “dubious.”

“As we have worked to secure this groundbreaking legislation, it was never our intention to make abortion part of the health care debate,” she said. “And, in fact, when the issue arose in the Energy and Commerce Committee, pro-choice and pro-life members came together around a compromise that ratified existing law.

“But sadly, the Conference of Catholic Bishops had other ideas,” said DeLauro. “They chose to hold comprehensive health care reform hostage to the abortion issue. In doing so, they not only used a dubious rationale that puts even their own federal funding at risk. They failed their fundamental obligation to help the poor and heal the sick.”

Veazy was even more direct, saying that protesters were there to “take on” the USCCB.

“We are also here to call out the U.S. Conference of [Catholic] Bishops, because no one religion, no theological perspective should get the kind of weight that they can [to] put pressure on the Congress,” he said.

“Hold the whole Congress up and say, ‘If we don’t get our way, we will work against health reform,’” said Veazy. “We in the religious community resent that. We believe that no religion should carry that kind of weight in legislation.”

Veazy reassured the crowd that the Stupak amendment would “not make it,” because “right will always win.”

“Stupak will not make it,” said Veazy. “I want you to go leave this place knowing that right will always win, and we are going to win Stupak.”

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No equal opportunity employment in the UK. Christians need not apply see why below.

Andrea Minichiello Williams, director of CLC said: “Mr McFarlane was quite prepared for other counsellors to help same-sex couples in psychosexual counselling. He simply asked that on the rare occasions he was asked to do the same, his employer roster another counsellor to handle the case. This would have respected both the best interests of the counsellor and client”....Time and time again in British Courts we see that freedom of religion, Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, offers no protection whatsoever to Christians and other people of faith with a conscience.”

Here is link to actual judgment in the case at McFarlane v. Relate Avon, Ltd.

‘Equal Opportunities’ means that Homosexual Rights Trump Christian Rights in Employment, Court rules

Christians in employment in the UK will no longer be able to act according to their consciences and the rights of homosexual couples trump those of people of faith.

This is the clear message from the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling issued today.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today ruled that Gary McFarlane, a Christian counsellor who worked for Relate, was not unfairly dismissed or discriminated against when he was sacked for his orthodox views on sexual relationships which meant that he could not give an unequivocal commitment to help same-sex couples improve their sex lives.

The 48 year old father of two, who is also a solicitor and a former elder of a large multicultural church in Bristol, believes the Bible teaches that same-sex sexual practice is contrary to biblical teaching and therefore that he should do nothing which endorses this activity. Mr McFarlane had no objection to others in Relate counselling couples needing advice on same-sex activity, but for him it was a simple issue of conscience.

After managers at Relate made the decision to sack Mr McFarlane in March 2008, and after internal procedures had been exhausted, Mr McFarlane took his case to the Employment Tribunal claiming unfair dismissal and discrimination contrary to the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003. In January 2009 the Tribunal ruled that he had not been discriminated against or unfairly dismissed. Mr McFarlane then appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal which ruled today to dismiss Mr McFarlane’s appeal.

Mr McFarlane said: “This decision is a stark warning to people of conscience in this nation that as a result of 12 years of Labour rule, the British establishment no longer values the democratic rights of its citizens to hold conscience as a matter of principle”.

“Society is the worse for not allowing people of conscience to be free to exercise legitimate rights”

Mr McFarlane was supported in his appeal by the Christian Legal Centre which instructed leading human rights barrister, Paul Diamond, and Mr Thomas Cordrey to represent him.

Andrea Minichiello Williams, director of CLC said: “Mr McFarlane was quite prepared for other counsellors to help same-sex couples in psychosexual counselling. He simply asked that on the rare occasions he was asked to do the same, his employer roster another counsellor to handle the case. This would have respected both the best interests of the counsellor and client”.

“The seriously worrying underlying point in this case, which the Court has refused to accept, is that for religious belief to be protected it is necessary to uphold the right to manifest that belief. The effect of this judgment is to rule out any expression of deeply-held conscience, even when the expression is limited to a very reasonable, practicable and sensible request to be assigned work such that worker and client are best served and that the work is tenable for the worker. This ruling goes against all notion of religious conscience protection and also against common sense”.

“Time and time again in British Courts we see that freedom of religion, Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, offers no protection whatsoever to Christians and other people of faith with a conscience.”

“Mr McFarlane will be appealing this decision. We will take this as far as is necessary, even if we have to go all the way to the Supreme Court and then Europe. We will press on until justice prevails”

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"Time to make Tea Parties twice as big as what they were"-Governor Perry of Texas that has created some 80% of jobs in the US in 2008. Not only that but Governor Perry says that "This administration...is interested in punishing Texas."

The image to the left is of the March on DC Tea Party event on 09/12/2009. Below are many videos from "teapartymovie" YouTube channel that give a context and history behind the March on DC event and a trailer of a new movie documentary that will go into further detail in documenting this movement and see Many videos from Tax Tea Parties including extra footage of CNN Chicago Tea Party incident!!! from Tea Parties on 04/15/2009.

Now these same Tea Party Americans are planning yet another event at the White House on 04/15/2010 reports WND.COM at Tea-party explosion! Movement blasts off: 'We're delivering this crowd right to the White House'

Tea Party Movie: The Documentary Film trailer



Here is video that opened the March on DC on 09/12/2009 which gives for some great context from the Tea Party perspective



Tea Party movie teaser #1




Tea Party Movie "Bomb Threat!"



Tea Party Movie "Docs On The Hill"

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To see letter from lawyers click on image to the left.

California

Merced's 'Christmas Parade' is back after outcry - AP at Mercury News

MERCED, Calif.—Merced's "Christmas Parade" is back after a name change to avoid lawsuits was blasted by residents as politically correct overkill.

The city became organizers of the 15th annual parade this year after its longtime sponsors backed out.
Officials quietly changed the name from "Christmas Parade" to "Holiday Parade" to guard against possible lawsuits claiming the city was endorsing one religion over another.

Residents called City Hall and sent letters to the editor of the Merced Sun-Star to object.
City Manager John Bramble says officials "never wanted to be the Grinch that stole the Christmas Parade" from Merced.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m"

Ohio

However, the same lawyers group contacted an Ohio town concerning its Christmas parade and made these comments: "Unfortunately the village of Amelia in Ohio decided to call off a Christmas parade that had been ongoing for 29 years," he says. "For 29 straight years, they've had a Christmas parade; but this year they decided to cancel the event for fear of being sued."

New Jersey

"A "Merry Christmas" sign at a North Andover, Ma. fire station is stirring up some controversy, rather than promoting holiday cheer.

Andover town officials ordered firefighters to take down the homemade sign, because people complained.

The town manager said public buildings should not display things specific to a particular religion. But Chief William Martineau said the 50-year-old tradition has never been an issue.....The decision comes a week after town officials voted to allow a Menorah display on the town common for only one day, instead of eight days of Hanukkah. According to the new town common policy, displays are only allowed to stay up for one day, no matter what they are.

A public hearing is scheduled to hear from residents."- From CBNNews...

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After all it is Christmas that is on specifically 12/25/2009 that we have been celebrating for who knows how long. A celebration celebrating the birth of Christ. Even most Americans prefer stores to saying Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays by a margin of 72% to 22%.

Customers can report in on stores at standforchristmas.com. And the American Family Association yesterday officially took Gap off of its boycott as Gap responded positively to their complaints and are now going after Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods. You can watch a Fox News report on this here.

This year Values Voter News hasn't had to report on nearly as much "Christmasophobia" as it had to the prior year. See label Christmasophobia however, the season is just beginning.

Group’s Annual ‘Naughty and Nice’ List Shows More Merchants Acknowledging Christmas

(CNSNews.com) – If Santa is making his list and checking it twice, he may be surprised to find that for the first time since 2005, more American corporations are celebrating Christmas as a part of their seasonal marketing and ad campaigns.

The conservative religious freedom group Liberty Counsel released its annual “Naughty and Nice” list last week, putting businesses in the “naughty” or “nice” column based on whether Christmas is included in advertising and in-store displays.

“There’s far more on the nice side than the naughty side,” Mathew Staver, founder and president of the counsel, told CNSNews.com

Staver said that his organization began its Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign seven years ago to support Christmas and fight its censorship in the public square. Then in 2005, a year Staver said seemed to represent the pinnacle of anti-Christmas sentiment, a spruce bound from Canada to Boston inspired the first “Naughty and Nice” list.

A banner on the front of the flatbed truck hauling the tree read “Merry Christmas Boston” – until it reached Boston’s city limits and someone changed the sign to say “Happy Holidays.”

“Then it became evident that the retailers were calling these trees holiday trees,” Staver said of the first list compiled four years ago.

That year stores like Wal-Mart, Sears and K-Mart made the “naughty” list for forbidding their employees to wish customers “Merry Christmas” and using the label “holiday” in stores to describe Christmas merchandise ranging from trees to decorations.

But since then, Staver said the trend has been that more and more businesses have been putting Christmas back into their seasonal promotions and moving from the counsel’s “naughty” to its “nice list” – including Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears.

The first year, the “naughty” and “nice” lists were about the same length, but this year the “nice list” is significantly longer, Staver said.

Almost 30 businesses, however, remain on the “naughty” list for Christmas censorship, including J. Crew Outfitters, which Staver said has not responded to the counsel’s communications on the subject.

“They said that they were trying to be inclusive and sensitive,” Staver said. “The fact is, they’re being insensitive to a holiday that’s celebrated by the majority of Americans and people around the world.”

Staver said it’s really up to consumers to send a message by supporting businesses who support Christmas.

“Every consumer should make a list and check it twice, stop patronizing retailers which are naughty and shop at those which are nice,” Staver said in a press release announcing the release of the annual list. “Retailers which seek to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist should realize they have offended the vast majority of Americans who enjoy Christmas.

“Customers have a choice, and they will not patronize corporate Scrooges,” Staver said.

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From the NCPA....
 
AMERICA AS TEXAS VS. CALIFORNIA

Demographic researchers have compared America's two most populous states, California and Texas, in an attempt to identify why the former is imploding economically, and the latter is growing and creating wealth.  They found four major reasons, says Ryan Streeter, a senior fellow at the London-based Legatum Institute.Texans on average believe in laissez-faire markets with an emphasis on individual responsibility:

  • California's policy-makers favor central planning solutions and a reliance on a government social safety net.
  • This unrelenting commitment to big government has led to a huge tax burden and triggered a mass exodus of jobs.
Californians have largely treated environmentalism as a "religious sacrament" rather than as one component among many in maximizing people's quality of life:
  • Environmentally-based land-use restriction centered in California has played a huge role in inflating the recent housing bubble.
  • Similarly, an unwillingness to manage ecology proactively for man's benefit has been behind the recent epidemic of wildfires.
California has placed "ethnic diversity" above "assimilation," while Texas has done the opposite:
  • "Identity politics" has created psychological ghettos that have prevented many of California's diverse ethnic groups and subcultures from integrating fully into the mainstream.
  • Texas, on the other hand, has proactively encouraged all the state's residents to join the mainstream.
The two states have opposite views on regulation and litigation:
  • Texas has focused on streamlining the regulatory and litigation burden on its residents.
  • Meanwhile, California's government has attempted to use regulation and litigation to transfer wealth from its creators to various special-interest constituencies.
Source: Ryan Streeter, "America as Texas vs. California," The American, November 23, 2009.
For text:
http://blog.american.com/?p=7451
For more on Economic Issues:
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_Category=17

 

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Update 12/4/2005: Video of New York state senate debate and vote on same sex marriage bill from AvoidTheBias.com.

Update: A pro-same sex marriage group in California has stopped its run to reverse Prop 8 in California according to recent email sent out by Protect Marriage: After the group spent a reported $200,000 on voter research, its founder, Rick Jacobs, told the San Francisco Chronicle, “We do not see a path to victory.” "We are taking the lessons learned from last year's Prop. 8 campaign, the campaigns in Maine and other states to understand the fundamental work that must be done before moving forward in California."

From LifeSiteNews.com....

BREAKING: NY Senate Hands Gay Activists Crushing Defeat on Same-Sex "Marriage" Bill

Victory for Democrat Sen. Ruben Diaz, who led tireless campaign to defend natural marriage.By Peter J. Smith

ALBANY, December 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At about 3:00pm on Wednesday afternoon the New York State Senate voted to overwhelmingly reject legislation that would have legalized same-sex "marriage."

The measure, which would have amended New York State's Domestic Partnership Law, failed by a broad margin of 24 in favor with 38 against.

The Senate vote effectively means that same-sex "marriage" is dead in New York: a resounding victory for pro-family advocates in the state, and a heavy defeat for Gov. David Paterson and Democratic leaders, who were looking to deliver same-sex "marriage" advocates their first victory after their latest defeat in Maine.

Just moments before the vote, Sen. Tom Duane, the chief sponsor of the same-sex "marriage" bill, confidently told members of the Senate that he was looking forward to not just being "an old gay" but soon a "married gay."

However, those anticipations were dashed by a coalition of Democrats, who joined Sen. Ruben Diaz, Jr. (D-NY 32), the leader of the fight against same-sex "marriage" in the Senate, in voting their consciences with Republicans against the bill.

Debate began after a short noon recess with Sen. Duane arguing that this "legislation would provide me and tens of thousands of other New Yorkers equal rights in New York State."

"It would make me equal in every way to everyone else in this chamber," declared Duane in his brief opening remarks.

In the final speech before the vote, Sen. Duane once more encouraged his colleagues to vote on same-sex "marriage" saying, "It's always the time to be on the right side of history!"

Only Sen. Diaz spoke on the floor of the Senate against same-sex "marriage" and he told the Senate that it was a supreme "irony" that the same gay lobby, which fought so hard and spent an enormous amount of money to wrest control of the Senate from the GOP in order to get a bill on same-sex "marriage," now "is depending on them to make this happen."

"The reality is that it has been the Republican Party and their traditional values, and the Republican Party with their moral values, and the Republican Party with their family values, that has been for years and years what has kept the values in this whole nation alive," declared Diaz. "And now they are being asked to throw away these values."

Diaz mentioned that adherents of the world's major religions - not just Evangelicals - oppose same-sex "marriage," including Jews, Muslims, and Catholics. Diaz specifically praised those Catholic bishops who signed the Manhattan Declaration as a testament of their opposition to same-sex "marriage."

"The majority of the people has opposed their will to same-sex 'marriage,'" said Diaz, pointing out that in 31 states where same-sex "marriage" was put to a vote, the people voted against it. By contrast, he continued, same-sex "marriage" was legalized in three states by court order, and by legislation in two states that have no right of referendum.

Diaz proposed that instead the Senate should let New Yorkers decide on same-sex "marriage" and appealed to the Republicans once again to hold fast to their principles and vote that the people, not the legislature decide the fate of marriage.

"Remember your rules, remember your values, remember your family values, traditional values, moral values. Go back to the defense of your traditional values, join me a Democrat, join me a Hispanic, join me a black, join me a Puerto Rican, and join me in bringing a referendum to the people," said Diaz.

However the rest of the speeches proceeded from Democrats speaking out in favor of the bill.

Sen. Malcolm Smith, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, told the Senate that at stake with same-sex "marriage" was "an individual's right to feel good about themselves."

"For the first time, all men and women will be created equal," said Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Deputy Majority Leader (D-NY 34) adding that, "This law will expand the central American ideal of equality."

Sen. Eric Adams (D-NY 20) politely accused Sen. Diaz of not speaking "from his head." Adams compared banning gay marriage to "reaching back to the most ugliest [sic] period of America," when states like Virginia had laws banning interracial marriages until the 1967 US Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia.

The senator also told his colleagues that, "When I walk through these doors, my bible stays out."

The statement drew a sharp rebuke from Sen. Diaz, who stated that given the crime and state of society in America, "That is the wrong statement to send." Diaz, a Hispanic Evangelical minister, urged Senators to remember their Bibles before voting.

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Video: Republican Lindsey Graham asks excellent questions of AG Holder on Guantanam Bay Detainee trials to be held in NY

For Senate hearing on the below issue and debate see Republicans and Democrats present their concerns in questioning AG Holder on trials of Guantanamo Bay Detainees in NY and Fort Hood shooting

Gohmert



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Found this at JillStanek.com



Follow Christ. It is His bird's eye view that matters anyways. Acts 7:55-60

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Related: House of Lords in the UK accepts free speech clause in the UK gay hate crimes bill-"Watch entire debate in the House of Lords before the vote to pass the free speech clause at avoidthebias.com."
Video of speech: Conservative party in the UK brings up the issue of the intolerance of people of faith under the Labour party's rule in Britain

Also, see EU commission demands Britian to abolish laws protecting religious freedom rights in anti-discrimination laws.











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