News Briefs From Planet Earth - March 2003
FORD FOLLOWS SUBARU'S PITCH TO HOMOSEXUALS
(AgapePress) ...A report says the Ford Motor Company is going to start running advertisements specifically aimed at homosexuals. USA Today reports Ford's Jaguar division will run ads depicting same-sex "couples" and homosexual themes. They will run primarily in publications targeting the homosexual community. Subaru of America is the only other automaker to advertise specifically to homosexuals.
Editor's Note: 1 Corinthians 6:9&10 tells us that homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God. The good news is that Jesus died for the sins of the World and if homosexuals repent and turn from their sins, God will forgive them and they will inherit God's Kingdom.
MAKE BABIES, GET FREE HOUSE
(AgapePress) ...The Russian government is taking extraordinary steps to encourage population growth. Couples are being offered free houses if the couple will agree to have three children within five years. All the couple has to do for the free house is prove that the woman can have children and the man is not an alcoholic. The price of the house is pro-rated according to the number of children the couple has - at three kids, the house is free. Bonner Cowen of the Lexington Institute says the move proves the so-called "population doomsayers" [sic] are wrong. Cowen says the action "speaks volumes about a lot of the environmental propaganda we have been hearing over the past decades about the earth running out of resources." The Russian government is taking the extreme measure because it is worried that soon there will not be enough people to sustain its fragile economy.
(AgapePress) ...A Virginia pro-family advocate says a proposal by a Democratic lawmaker to have the First Amendment posted in schools alongside the national motto is proof the lawmaker lacks knowledge of the founding document. Opponents of posting the national motto - "In God We Trust" - in Virginia's public schools claimed it is a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. State Delegate Robert Brink has proposed posting the First Amendment as a way of protesting the public display of the motto. Joe Glover of the Family Policy Network says Brink should read the entire First Amendment because not only does it say Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion, it also says it shall make no law respecting or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Glover says the phrase "separation of church and state" is merely a misinterpretation put forth by those who wish to remove God completely from American life.
GET READY CHURCH
(AgapePress) -A conservative rabbi says American public schools and universities are perverting the Holocaust. Rabbi David Eidensohn is director of the National Non-Sectarian Council of Pro-Family Activists. He says those who hold to Judeo-Christian values in America are receiving treatment similar to what Hitler gave the Jews under Nazi domination, and it is all being done in the name of "diversity" and the Holocaust. Eidensohn says public schools are teaching children that if an individual opposes the homosexual agenda, they should be considered a "bigot". Eidenshon says Hitler, Stalin and those kinds of people learned that "you call somebody a name and eventually, that person will go to the gas chamber." He says this is exactly what the homosexual lobby is doing to religious people today - it is "calling us names, we are bigots, we are Nazis, we are fascists, and we are haters." Eidensohn says such intolerance of Biblical values is the first step toward the loss of personal freedom.
TEENS LIVES DESTROYED
(AgapePress) ...Pediatrician and author Dr. Meg Meeker is concerned that the youth of America are seeing more and more of their generation contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As an activist, she maintains this is a serious medical problem, which has reached epidemic levels among America's teens. She is especially concerned that individuals "sit by idly" and allow big businesses to sell their products using sexually-oriented advertising aimed at children. They do this, she says, because "selling sex to our children makes a lot of money for a lot of businesses." Meeker's book Epidemic details medical studies showing how STDs are destroying the lives of more than 20 million teens in America today.
USA VISA POLICY ALLOWS POTENTIAL TERRORISTS
(AgapePress) ...Investigative reporter Joel Mowbray - whose research found that the U.S. State Department violated its own law by illegally granting visas to the 9/11 terrorists - says the federal agency still does not get it. His investigation found that being anti-American and committed to America's destruction is not a valid reason to prevent potential terrorists from being allowed inside U.S. borders. In fact, Mowbray says, if an individual is suspected of being a terrorist or having ties to al Qaida or any other similar organization, the State Department deems that insufficient reason to deny an entrance visa. Mowbray says these loopholes still exist, more than a year after 9/11. He also points out that State Department officials who broke the law and allowed the terrorists to enter America on visas were not fired or punished - but were given bonuses of $10,000 to $15,000.
FAMERICA'S CHRISTIAN ROOTS ARE SHOWING
(AgapePress) ...Revisionists of history are finding it more difficult to sell their sanitized, politically correct versions of the past - even in the nation's public schools. Jim Backlin, director of legislative affairs for the Christian Coalition of America, says historical truth is slowly creeping back into America's public education system. "Every single home schooler, and many of the private schoolers," Backlin says, "knows about the Christian founding of our country." He adds that the public schools do not always teach that, but he feels that is going to change. Efforts to introduce new, factual history and Bible courses into public schools are gaining momentum all across the nation. Backlin predicts that will spell trouble for the history revisionists.
NEW HEALTH PROBLEM AFFECTS HOMOSEXUALS
(AgapePress) ...A report says a new health problem has surfaced in Los Angles that just seems to affect homosexuals. USA Today quotes area health officials who describe it as an epidemic of drug-resistant staphylococcus (staph) infections. Those officials say the large, painful skin infections have surfaced with increasing frequency over the last few months. According to the report, the infection appears to be spreading through skin-to-skin contact, including sex, and has proven to be impervious to common antibiotics.
STUDENT'S PRO LIFE SHIRT ALLOWED
(AgapePress) ...When a school principal in Pennsylvania tried to prohibit a student from wearing a T-shirt with a pro-life message at school, a pro-family attorney says he had no legal right to do so. The principal told the mother of an honor student at Abington Junior High School that her son's pro-life T-shirt was unacceptable because the message was the "equivalent of a swastika." Attorney Ed White with the Thomas More Law Center is representing the mother and son. He says the principal's actions were clearly done out of ignorance to the law. He says the principal acted in a manner that is unconstitutional by telling the student to no longer wear the pro-life shirt to school - even though the student's message caused absolutely no problem whatsoever in the school. White says after being advised of this by his law center, the school has indicated verbally that they have reconsidered the issue and will not prevent the student from wearing the shirt.
THE DUMBING OF AMERICA
(AgapePress) ...A student should not lose a state-sponsored scholarship just because he or she chooses to study religion. Recently, Kentucky affirmed that basic right in response to a court challenge. According to a report from Family News In Focus, Woods Nash earned an academic scholarship and elected to attend Cumberland College and study religion. But when he declared his major, the state cut the funds. Frank Manion with the American Center for Law and Justice took the case to federal court, alleging that it was a violation of Nash's right to the free exercise of religion. Manion says his client was being treated in a different way than every other student in the state simply because he chose to study religion. Just six weeks after the case was filed, the state backed down from its earlier decision. Manion now has his eye on about 35 other states with similar statues on the books. "We are prepared to do the same thing in other states that have similar provisions," the attorney says.
KILLING BABIES IN AMERICA
(AgapePress) ...Last month in Kansas, concerned citizens gathered at the federal courthouse in Wichita to make a strong and bold statement that 30 years has been too long for the slaughter of innocent human life in America. In a statement from Operation Rescue West, spokesperson Michele Herzog said Roe v. Wade was a "ridiculous and inappropriate decision" based upon now admitted lies. Herzog estimates that since the Supreme Court decision, between 42 and 47 million children have lost their lives through abortion. She notes that Kansas is the only state where the abortion rate has increased while the rest of the nation has seen a recent apparent decline in abortion. Wichita is home to notorious abortionist George Tiller, who boasts on his website that his clinic has more experience in abortion "than anyone else currently practicing in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Australia." Norma McCorvey, the now identified "Roe" in the landmark case, said in a statement: "For me, this is not a time of celebration, it is a time for remembering the 45 million children who would not have died if not for the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Those who support abortion rights are wrong, as I was for many years."
MURDER IS MURDER - ISN'T IT?
(AgapePress) ...A Pennsylvania judge has upheld that state's fetal homicide law, but pro-life advocates have an issue with the judge's decision. His opinion involved a pregnant woman who was kicked in the stomach, causing the death of her 15-week-old, unborn child. The judge ruled that it was a homicide - but took great pains to assert that if a woman wants to kill her baby by abortion, "that's okay." Mary Spaulding Balch of the National Right to Life says the ruling is illogical. While Balch thinks it is good that the court recognizes an unborn child can be the victim of a crime, "it is kind of schizophrenic to say that the distinction between this child - and another child who would be the victim of abortion - is 'wanted-ness'." Pennsylvania is one of 27 states that carry fetal homicide laws.
MUSLIMS PROTEST PLAY IN CINCINNATI
(AgapePress) ...A play set to tour Cincinnati schools has been canceled after Muslim protests. According to The New York Times, the play "Paradise" was inspired by the true story of two high school seniors in the Middle East - one a Palestinian homicide bomber, the other, one of her female Israeli victims. Playwright Glyn O'Malley says his goal was to create "fictional characters, driven by" factors other than religion. But before the play was set to tour Cincinnati high schools, it was first screened by a select audience. One of the invited audience members brought ten other Muslims with him - and they lashed out at the play, calling it "racist" and "poison." O'Malley says one of the uninvited guests said, chillingly, that [homicide] bombing was the same as 'give me liberty or give me death. The playwright says the fact that the Muslims called him "anti-Islam" is very dangerous. "People get killed for that," he said.
BOYCOTT MUSLIM STAMP
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military Barracks in Saudi Arabia,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE.
REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.
REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks.
Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.
What a shame!