Reversing Obama’s trans-formation of the military is a good thing

Ever since Barack Obama instituted his radical social makeover of the armed services, conservatives in both Congress and the military have been intent on undoing the damage. Yesterday’s announcement from President Trump is a good start ~

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

 

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Not only did the Obama administration repeal the Clinton-era “Don’t ask; don’t tell” policy – allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military, last year they decreed that transgendered individuals were welcome as well. And the taxpayers – who had absolutely no say in the matter by the way(!) – get to cough up roughly $3.7 billion over the next 10 years for gender reassignment surgery and related expenses.
 
Active military members weren’t asked for their input before the fact either ~

A Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll of 1,664 active-duty troops conducted on a voluntary and confidential basis as President Barack Obama’s term was coming to an end last December found significantly more respondents believed it to be hurtful than helpful […]
 
On balance (four-to-three in favor), they view the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” as a good thing (Sure they do, they’ve had the PC propaganda shoved down their throats for the last ten years), but they frown upon mixed-gender combat units (two-to-one against) and transgender service members (more than three-to-one against).
 
More specifically, when asked how the policy allowing transgender individuals to serve openly “affected military readiness,” 41 percent said it “hurt” while 12 just percent said it “helped.”

 
They’re certainly right about the negative impact on military readiness – how could it possibly not be?! The United States employs a standing military to defend the country, fight wars and kill the enemy. It wasn’t created to act as an incubator for social experimentation.
 
Furthermore, service is a privilege, not a right. And there are numerous medical conditions that may prevent individuals from enlisting – including psychiatric disorders.
 
Here’s what a courageously outspoken former MTF (male to female) transgender has to say on the subject ~

I think (Trump) made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should know.
 
When I discovered Congress voted earlier this month to not block funding for transgender-related hormone therapies and sex change surgeries, I wondered if it considered how devastating this will be to the fitness, readiness, and morale of our combat-ready troops.
 
Paying for transition-related surgeries for military service members and their families is beyond comprehensible.
 
Perhaps they have forgotten that our military was forged to be the world’s strongest fighting force, not a government-funded, politically correct, medical sex change clinic for people with gender dysphoria […]
 
Over 60 percent of this diverse population suffer from co-existing mental disorders. Consider Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning), a former Army soldier who was so psychologically and emotionally unbalanced that he stole confidential documents from the military and forwarded them to WikiLeaks.
 
In my view, as a former trans-female who works every day with regretters, allowing the military to pay for sex change surgeries will make a mockery of the U.S. military.

[Walt Heyer’s article should be required reading for all progressives who try to deny the reality of gender dysphoria.]

 
Unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama was so successful at transforming the United States military that many of the brass no longer gives a damn about readiness or effectiveness – or even the welfare of their own troops. So now we’re hearing “Not so fast” from Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ~

In a memo to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders (Dunford) said “there will be no modifications” to current policy for now, amid questions about Trump’s announcement on Twitter that the U.S. government will not “accept or allow” transgender people to serve in any capacity in the military.
 
“I know there are questions about yesterday’s announcement,” Dunford began, adding that nothing would change until the president’s direction has been received by Mattis and Mattis has issued “implementation guidance.”

 
We know how relentless the left is when it come to pursuing their radical socially disruptive agenda. They’re already throwing the usual hyperbolic fits over Trump’s announcement. For the sake of our troops – and the country – let’s hope this return to sanity is allowed to stand.

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I’ll leave you with these wise words from our first Commander-in-Chief (via The Patriot Post) ~
 

“It is required and expected that exact discipline be observed and
due subordination prevail thro’ the whole Army, as a failure in these
most essential points must necessarily produce extreme hazard, disorder,
and confusions; and end in shameful disappointment and disgrace.”

~ George Washington (1775)

 
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Related:
FACT CHECK: Are 15,000 Trans People Serving In The US Military? ~ No

Our new gender-confused armed services
Transgender Accommodations Aren’t Compatible With Military Realities
Plans, Trans and Auto-Repeals: Pentagon Must Roll Back Obama’s Radical Military Agenda ~ Not one bit of Obama’s radical social policy has been systematically studied by the military.
Transgender Mandates Delayed but Still on Auto-Pilot ~ Report from the Center for Military Readiness
Holdover Transgender Mandate Impedes Efforts to Strengthen Military ~ Before the debate on this issue continues, all Americans should be made aware of the insane trans guidelines that military personnel are expected to comply with ~

For example, an official Transgender Implementation Handbook states that before transition occurs, a person may live a double life called “Real Life Experience.” RLE means that commanding officers must support male personnel wearing uniforms by day and going out in female clothing by night.
 
The handbook includes nineteen model scenarios, some of which are simply bizarre. Scenario #3 explains what a commander should do when “Marty” announces he is pregnant. And #15 makes it clear that women who have minimal expectations of privacy in close quarters should accept biological men and “gender pretenders” entering women-only facilities such as showers.
 
In all situations, the handbook recommends consultation with remote “Service Center Coordination Cells” (SCCCs) and “expert” consultants who are committed to full implementation of LGBT law in the military.
As stated in the Memo for the Movement, these mandates were imposed administratively without congressional oversight or approval; they can and should be revoked in the same way.

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So Hillary’s new book is out…

“What Happened?” -aka- “Why didn’t I win?”
 
Where to begin…?
 
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Greece – broke, barren and besieged

Western civilization was birthed in Greece. Our laws, literature, religion, philosophy, arts and architecture are all rooted in Greek culture. In the ancient world, where tyrants ruled with iron fists, Greece stood out as a shining beacon – the first-ever democracy. When establishing our republic, America’s founders were greatly influenced by the Greeks’ model.
 
Today the country is a shambles. It’s out of money, out of offspring, and out of room (and patience!) for foreign refugees.
 
The most pressing current problem is the ongoing Muslim invasion. Because they’re a member of the authoritarian European Union, Greece is obliged to take in more Middle East refugees than they’re realistically able to accommodate. They’re being overrun by a people who are not interested in assimilating ore even coexisting.
 
A recent story is just the latest episode ~ Muslim refugees on island of Lesbos terrifying and driving out Christians.
 
Greece-LesvosLesbos (or Lesvos), picturesque, tranquil and a favored tourist destination, is one of several Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Unfortunately for its native inhabitants, it’s a little too close to Turkey. Not only has Lesbos been invaded by Syrian refugees, now many have fled to the island from Turkey as well. On a 630 square mile piece of land, a population of around 86,000 has been flooded with more than 6,000 migrants. Things are not going well; Muslims just can’t seem to play well with others ~

Several clashes have broken out in recent days at Lesbos Island’s Moria Camp for refugees, with Greek authorities arresting 35 Muslim rioters who threw large rocks at police officers and set fire to tents both inside and outside the bounds of the camp. A disabled Christian was nearly burnt alive while sleeping in one of the shelters, reports Pakistan Christian Post […]
 
“Christians are being prevented from holding church services, worshiping and praying by their Muslim neighbors. Moreover, reports of tents being burned down, violence, bullying, harassment and severe threats paint a very bleak picture of the quality of life for Christians caught up within the camp,” reads a plea from the British Pakistani Christian Association to the Greek ambassador to the United Kingdom […]
 
Some Greek hierarchs have spoken out against the influx of refugees and the damage it is causing to Greece and Greek culture. In March 2016, Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavryta stated “No! We cannot shelter so many Islamists who are forcibly being sent to our country in order to seize it and change its identity! We sympathize with the refugees and accommodate them, feed and clothe them, protect them and so on. But we cannot allow them to stay in Greece forever!”

 
But the elites in the EU don’t care, nor do most Greek politicians. As Maria Polizoidou reported in this Gatestone Institute article last March ~
 

The Greeks, for the last seven years, have been requesting: strict measures against illegal immigration; mass deportations of illegal immigrants; parliamentary independence from supranational organizations; accountability from their leaders; transparency in political life; security and economic liberalization from their lenders; combating corruption and protecting the country’s national identity.

 
Greece’s financial situation is precarious and their aging population is shrinking. According to Polizoidou, the situation is nearing meltdown ~

The Greek people have just about reached the limits of their strength. The economic situation is tragic. Illegal immigration is out of control, criminality increases day by day. The political system is steeped in corruption and the media have stopped being the communication channel between citizens and the political system. The Greek media are functioning as the praetorian guard of the euro; they favor the massive admission of Muslim populations into Greece and they fiercely attack every voice that opposes their own.
 
The country is rotting inside the EU and the eurozone. The Greek people have crashed economically. Greek cities, because of massive illegal immigration, look less like cities in Europe and more like cities in Afghanistan. Banks have begun the mass-confiscation of residences. The people are on the verge of revolt.

 
Considering the trajectory Greece is on at present, Polizoidou sees a few possible outcomes – none of them pleasant. All involve civil unrest and internal revolt of some type ~

Poverty, criminality, corruption, illegal immigration and the delegitimization of the political system are the dots which, if one connects them, point to Article 48 of the Greek constitution. This article, which determines when the government can suspend the constitutional rights of citizens, can be activated when the state is under siege from internal or domestic enemies.
 
With more taxes in the offing, with more pension and salary cuts, and with Turkey sending more immigrants to Greece, there is no way for Greece to be governed without the government declaring martial law to enforce its policies on the population.

 

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What’s happening to the Greeks is a harbinger of what’s coming to all Western countries. The rest of Europe is nearly is the same predicament already. And we’re not far behind (Birthrates are down, we’re almost 20 trillion in debt, we’re being overrun by immigrants as well, and our ruling class is ignoring it all).

 
Greece’s pending implosion is a loud and clear warning that Western civilization is approaching collapse. Is anyone listening?
 
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Related:
Greece: A Democracy in Crisis
“We’ve Reached Our Limits” – Greece Begins Blocking Refugees
A century in the making, Athens set for first mosque since Ottoman times ~

In May, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared building a mosque long overdue. The government, he said, would push ahead “out of respect for the Muslim residents in our capital, but also because we are obliged to actively defend our values.”

[Sounds more like you’re obliged to commit national suicide.]

Culture-Enriching Street Warfare in Catania (Sicily)

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“Socialism? I mean it’s like definitely, um…”

That moment you realize your youth has been spent absorbing vast amounts of propaganda which you’re able to parrot back perfectly, but you have absolutely no idea how to make sense of any of it because they failed to teach you critical thinking skills… (and the truth about socialism) ~
 

Video from Campus Reform

 
Folks, this is the tragedy of mis-education; confidently ignorant young people.
 

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“Give me four years to teach the children
and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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Here are some helpful links which illustrate the miserable realities of socialism:
Putting a happy face on communism
Redistributing Christmas
Another socialism fail
Socialism ALWAYS fails…
Socialism: The World’s Greatest Generator of Poverty
Socialism ~ How to ruin a perfectly good country

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Every little thing

Please take a few minutes to experience Crescendo, a short but powerful film from Movie to Movement founder, Jason Jones.
 
Choose life. Because you never know what God has planned…
 

Video via The Stream

 

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life,
that both thou and thy seed may live;”
~ Deuteronomy 30:19

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Saturday Shorts – 7-22-17

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
Big government butting in: British man ordered to remove butt-baring gnome ornaments ~ 😯 Authoritarian bureaucrats have nothing better to do? (Bear in mind, the gnome butt in question looks to be smaller than a baseball)

Lauren Perry, 77, was ordered to remove two cheeky ornaments from outside his Wistaston home because they were deemed a possible distraction to motorists, the Telegraph reported.

 
Unemployed dad with face tattoo rejects 45 job offers since going viral with desperate work plea ~ “Slacker generation.” Because apparently life should be consequence-free.

 
How to Keep Your Soul Intact While Investigating Planned Parenthood: An Interview With David Daleiden ~ John Zmirak spoke with the dauntless pro-life advocate this week ~

The question I most wanted to ask Daleiden was this: What was it like to put on a different identity, to burrow into the dark world of organ trafficking and abortion? How could he manage it, day in and day out, for more than a year? We’ve all seen TV movies about the harsh impact that undercover work can have on police. What sustained him in his journey through the darkness?
 
The answer almost staggered me. It told me why someone like him, not someone like me, was the person whom God called to do this crucial work. He said that he kept in the front of his mind that his work was an act of love. Not just for unborn children. But also for the people who worked at Planned Parenthood. They had found themselves in a horrible and diabolical place.

 
Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison, While Victim Trauma Continues ~ You may remember Anders Behring Breivik as the man who murdered 77 young people in Norway exactly six years ago today. The media continues to refer to him as a ‘right-wing’ extremist despite the fact that he considers himself a “traditional neo-Nazi.” Oh, and he just loves Darwin ~

Breivik detailed in his document why he was an unapologetic champion of the Darwinian worldview. Breivik’s vision of “a perfect Europe” involved the strict application of Social Darwinism, opining that the application of “national Darwinism” should be at the core of our society. He does not believe that science should be left in private hands, but instead should be lavishly supported by the government.
 
Breivik also stressed that science trumps religion: “As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over Biblical teachings.” Breivik listed Darwin’s Origin of Species as one of the most “important” books that he has ever read.

 
Union boss: Hundreds of EPA employees’ jobs at risk ~ On the rare occasion that someone tries to shrink the federal leviathan, entitled leftists throw a fit ~

“EPA wants over 1,200 of us to leave, purportedly to save money going forward and claiming that they no longer need the positions occupied by staff that in some cases worked at EPA for over 30 years,” (American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Michael Mikulka) said.

Gasp! “You mean we have to deal with reality?!”
 
Here’s another self-righteous federal employee who thinks he’s invaluable ~ Government Climate Scientist: Native Alaskans Are In Danger Because I Was Reassigned ~

(Joel Clement) claims that leaving his former position empty will “exacerbate the already significant threat to the health and the safety of certain Alaska Native communities,” and filed his complaint “because the Trump administration clearly retaliated against me for raising awareness of this danger.”

Boo-hoo. Maybe you could try the private sector for a while. You know, become a productive member of society?

 
“Queer Arabs” feel marginalized because Halifax gays voted to allow Zionists to march ~ This story’s from Nova Scotia – just had to include it on the basis of the headline alone 😀 Don’t they realize they’ve all marginalized themselves, simply by engaging in the game of identity politics?

 

The Predator in the Fashion Magazine: Teen Vogue Coaches Teenagers in Sodomy ~ Just when you think our culture can’t sink much lower. Teen readers should follow up this article with a visit to Joseph Sciambra’s site to discover the tragic physical and emotional consequences of anal sex.

 
Bill Nye Says Old People Must Die For Climate Science To Progress ~ For once, Nye is actually telling the truth; we “older” folks haven’t been brain-washed by today’s public indoctrination centers. We grew up when science was still based in reality. We have to go ~

Comedian Bill Nye “The Science Guy” said Wednesday that the climate change movement can only move forward once the older generation begins to die off [..]
 
“We’re just going to have to wait for those people to ‘age out,’ as they say,” Nye said, adding that “age out” is a euphemism for dying. “But it’ll happen, I guarantee you — that’ll happen.”

 
The Latest Absurd Manifestations of Transgenderism ~ All a 15 year-old high school boy has to do to win a track meet these days is say he’s a “she” ~

(L)iberals, if your daughters lose their track meets, or swim meets, or tennis tournaments, or golf tournaments, or whatever other sporting events to inherently stronger biological boys declaring themselves girls—and perhaps lose D-1 scholarships in the process—then suck it up and take one for the liberal team.
 
You’ve created this monster. And now you can live with it.

 
What’s going on in Jerusalem? Elder of Zion has regular up-dates on the ongoing Temple Mount violence ~ 07/21 Links Pt1: Temple Mount Crisis: It’s Not About the Metal Detectors; The Palestinian Mountain of HateArab Countries Condemn Israel for Closing Temple Mount, Failing to Mention Terrorist Attack that Prompted Closure ~

Two Israeli Border Police Officers were murdered and a third was wounded on Friday when three Palestinian terrorists opened fire at security forces near an entrance to the Temple Mount at the Lions Gate and then fled into the Mount complex. The Palestinian assailants, reportedly carrying two rifles and a pistol, were pursued by Israeli forces and were shot and killed as they tried to escape toward the mosques on the Mount.

(The rest of the media can’t seem to find anything newsworthy beyond “Russian collusion”)

 
Shroud of Turin bears blood of torture victim according to latest research ~ My May 7th edition of Saturday Shorts made mention of the burial coins used on the corpse in “The Shroud” being dated to the first couple of decades A.D.. Now blood analysis has shown that the man covered with the cloth was a victim of multiple acts of trauma and torture ~

New atomic resolution research indicates that the mysterious Shroud of Turin does in fact contain the blood of a torture victim, thus undermining theories that the shroud was painted, reports Catholic News Agency.
 
“On the basis of the experimental evidences of our atomic resolution TEM studies, the man wrapped in the [Shroud of Turin] suffered a strong polytrauma.”

There’s an excellent chance that this burial cloth is the real deal :)

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Scopes’ godless legacy

The famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” concluded 92 years ago today. The ACLU-instigated spectacle marked a defining moment in Western culture; unfortunately, not in a good way. By planting the idea that the Genesis version of creation can’t be trusted, it touched off the slow erosion of American Christianity, a process that’s rapidly picking up speed a century later.
 
From the beginning, “Scopes” didn’t develop spontaneously from a legitimate legal grievance. It was actually an early form of leftist propaganda, orchestrated by budding 20th century progressives. Answers In Genesis features a good summary of the proceedings ~

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The Scopes trial took place during a hot July in 1925 in the little town of Dayton, nestled in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. In a time when modern court trials can drag on for months or even years, it is amazing to consider that the Scopes trial lasted only 12 days (July 10–21)—including the selection of the jury!
 
The leadership of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City initiated the Scopes trial. The ACLU became alarmed over “antievolution” bills that were being introduced in the legislatures of 20 states in the early 1920s. These bills were all very similar and forbade public schools to teach the evolution of man but generally ignored the evolution of anything else.
 
The ACLU hoped that a test case might overthrow these bills or at least make them unenforceable. They chose to pursue their case in Tennessee, where the state legislature had unanimously passed the Butler Act. This act declared that it shall be “unlawful for any teacher in any of the Universities, Normals, and all other public schools of the state which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State, to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”

 
There hadn’t actually been anyone accused of, or prosecuted under, the Butler Act, so the ACLU had to “discover” one. Even though their token victim never mentioned the word “evolution” in the classroom – and wasn’t even a biology teacher ~

(John Scopes) taught math and coached the football team for one year at the local Rhea County high school (Dayton TN). He had no background in science and had little interest or understanding of evolution. Indeed, the only qualification Scopes had as a science teacher was that he filled in for an ill biology teacher the last two weeks of the school year.

 
Nonetheless, a reluctant Scopes was talked into participating in the ACLU’s test case. And the circus was off and running.
 
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Clarence Darrow, an immensely successful criminal lawyer who specialized in defending unpopular people and radical causes, was an agnostic (more probably an atheist) who detested the traditional views of Christians and believed that concepts of good and evil were essentially meaningless ~

Much of Darrow’s effort at the trial amounted to a caustic diatribe against the Bible and Christianity. His anti-Christian hostility was so intense that there was fear on the part of liberal theologians and organizations that supported his evolutionary views that he might turn popular opinion against them. Darrow even turned his anger and hostility against Judge John T. Raulston by repeatedly interrupting and insulting him, for which he was cited for contempt of court.

 
In effect, Darrow was trying to put Scripture itself on trial. He didn’t win in that regard. But in the end he managed to twist God’s word sufficiently to sow poisonous seeds of doubt about the true creation account into the hearts of believers (Sounds rather like another snake, who made an appearance in Genesis…); undermining biblical authority, and paving the way for secular philosophy to pervade the culture and education system. Deceit and subterfuge are perennially progressives’ means of advancing their soulless agenda.
 

Dayton, TN is still proud of their hostile “hero,”
This statue was just unveiled last Friday

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Ken Ham and Dr. David Menton explain the corrosive effect that the Scopes verdict – and the subsequent effect that allowing evolution to be taught as settled science in public schools – had on the Church ~

Sadly, most Christians today have, like Bryan, accepted the world’s teaching and rejected the plain words of the Bible regarding history. Thus, they have helped the world teach generations of children that the Bible cannot be trusted in Genesis. After years of such indoctrination, a generation has now arisen that is also (logically) rejecting the morality based on the Bible. Today, with, for example, the removal of the Ten Commandments from public places, we are seeing the increasing elimination of the Christian foundational structure in the nation.
 
This is a major reason why the influence of Christianity has been so weakened in our Western world—the Church is giving the message that we need to trust in man’s theories—not the Word of God.

 

We need to get back to the Truth of Creation – before Clarence Darrow and the ACLU attacked it 92 years ago. Darwin’s theory has been debunked; learn how HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

 
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Related:
Statue of ‘Scopes monkey trial’ evolution backer unveiled in East Tennessee town (July 14, 2017)
Darrow’s Statue: Another Win for Evolution?
Distorted Scopes Narrative Perpetuated ~ Inherit the Spin
The Darwin Effect ~ “Every American and human being that walks the earth needs to know that Evolution is not science but is by its very nature a dangerous idea that has brought death to millions.”
Book Review: How Darwinism Corrodes Morality ~

Its 294 pages leave you breathless with a withering display of well-documented accounts of people who took Darwin’s “dangerous idea” and ran with it. It leaves you with an overwhelming sense that this evil ideology must be stopped.

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God doesn’t need millions of years

The other day I heard a local radio host discussing a recent poll which claimed fewer and fewer Christians hold to a seven-day creation view of our beginnings. This of course is a disheartening development for the church, and not just because it parallels secular-humanism’s hope-less faith in the increasingly implausible theory of evolution. What’s really disconcerting is that this position is oddly out of sync with the actual evidence.

 
After years of public school indoctrination, I too once automatically accepted evolution as fact (they teach it like it’s “gospel”). Without much serious thought about the matter I was able to loosely reconcile it with my Christian faith by assuming that a biblical “day” meant millions of years. That pretty much left God in place as the initial catalyst for creation, but it severely restricted His influence on the spectacular design and amazing variety of life that surrounds us on this beautiful planet.
 
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Also – and most insidiously – it planted a seed of doubt in the reliability of scripture. One of the most frequently stated reasons young people give for leaving the church is that they’ve come to believe that faith and science are incompatible. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

 
When I started homeschooling our son I realized that I owed it to him to teach God’s Truth in all things, a commitment which led me to discover some incredible resources on intelligent design and creationism (I’ve referred to many of these in my posts over the last few years and list several of them HERE; more at the end of this post.) The very process of finding and studying the vast amounts of evidence for creation, including young earth creation, also strengthened my own faith immensely.

 
Below is a short video from Creation.com that seriously challenges the millions of years paradigm. It describes how a small island off Iceland literally formed in just a couple decades, yet looks like it’s been there for eons ~

 

 
Maybe you too should rethink those old, unproven theories…
If you spend some time, and look a bit closer, you’ll see the hand of God everywhere in this awesome universe.

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Related:

The earth is how old?
What the bones tell us…
DNA, the language of our Creator
Answers in Genesis

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So much for “ripping up” the Iran Deal

Anybody else remember Donald Trump’s campaign position last year with regard to Obama’s shady 2015 Iranian nuclear deal ?

March – 2016 ~ ‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is ‘number one priority’ ~ “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

 
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His running mate was even more emphatic: Pence goes farther than Trump on Iran deal, says US will “rip up” ~

March – 2016 ~ The Indiana governor and foreign policy hawk declared to loud audience cheers, “when Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America, we’re going to rip up the Iran deal!” He promised, “we’re going to marshal our allies, and we will not allow the leading state-sponsor of terrorism to ever obtain a usable nuclear weapon.”

 
Pretty unequivocal wouldn’t you say?
 
But that was then. And this is now ➡ Trump Administration Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal ~

The agreement, also known as known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), went into effect in October 2015 and is between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the U.S., the European Union, and Iran […]
 
U.S. law states the administration must notify Congress of Iran’s compliance to the 2015 agreement, every 90 days. […]
 
Senior administration officials, told reporters that Iran has followed the conditions laid out in the nuclear deal and thus it will be recertified. A senior official said that Iran is not following the “spirit” of the agreement, therefore new sanctions will be levied against Iran. A senior administration official pointed to Iran’s missile development, hostility to Israel, cyberattacks against foreign nations, and human rights abuses as causes for concern.

Not to mention hostility to Trump and the U.S. in general.
 

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Or this unfortunate Chinese-American graduate student (who the mainstream media has apparently never heard of) ~

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly “infiltrating” the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday.
 
Xiyue Wang’s arrest, which happened nearly a year ago, only came to light Sunday (Aug. 16th) when Iran’s judiciary announced his sentence and the detention of President Hassan Rouhani’s brother in an unrelated case.

Totally bogus ~

The U.S. State Department has not provided details on the case but called on Tehran to immediately release “all U.S. citizens unjustly detained in Iran.” The U.S. does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Tehran and warns its citizens traveling there that they risk arrest or being barred from leaving.
 
“The Iranian regime continues to detain U.S. citizens and other foreigners on fabricated national-security related changes,” it said.

(But hey, let’s reward them by continuing the lopsided nuclear deal.)

 

And then there’s Iran’s cozy relationship with that lunatic in Pyongyang ~

“We must also urgently reassess the available intelligence on issues like joint Iranian-North Korea nuclear and ballistic-missile programs, free from the Obama administration’s political biases. Cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang is deep and long-standing. North Korea’s July 4 ICBM launch should cause greater interest in the implications for Iran.” – John Bolton

 
The guy who should have Nikki Haley’s job says Iran hasn’t been complying with the deal, so we shouldn’t be re-certifying. Writing in The Hill, former UN Ambassador Bolton had some advice for President Trump last Sunday ~

“The administration should stop reviewing and start deciding,” he said. “Even assuming, contrary to fact, that Iran is complying with the (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) JCPOA, it remains palpably harmful to American national interests,” (John Bolton) said […]
 
“It should not have taken six months to reach this conclusion. Well before Jan. 20, we saw 18 months of Iranian noncompliance and other hostile behavior as evidence. The Trump transition team should have identified abrogating the deal as one of the incoming administration’s highest policy priorities.” […]

 
Over the past two years, considerable information detailing Tehran’s violations of the deal have become public, including: exceeding limits on uranium enrichment and production of heavy water; illicit efforts at international procurement of dual-use nuclear and missile technology; and obstructing international inspection efforts (which were insufficient to begin with).

 
They said they would. But they aren’t. Duped again.
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Related:
Obama’s Iranian Legacy

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Lying GOP folds again

Here they go again! One minute they’re negotiating yet another unworkable revision of Obamacare :( – the next they’re going to completely repeal it first :) – the next, they’re back to “Well, we can’t repeal it…” 😡 When are these clowns ever going to follow through on what they promised while they were campaigning?!

 
Unplug this unaffordable, liberty-stealing debacle NOW!
 
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This recent video from PragerU shows exactly why these shameless, self-serving poltroons refuse to do what we-the-people demanded; it’s not their money ~
 

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The World’s War on Christendom – Latest Dispatch from the Front

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Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims ~

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend (July 8-9) killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.
 
Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from a hospital in Mpeketoni. Several of the victims were beheaded […]
 
“The Christians were asked to recite the Islamic dogmas, which they could not, hence they were killed,” a source said. “We urged the government to investigate and bring to book these local Muslims who are harboring these Al Shabaab terrorists, because the Christians who were decapitated were farmers.”

 
World Watch Monitor further reported ~

“They were targeting only male residents,” Kitsao told the Washington Post. “They went from house to house, dragging out men. They managed to take with them 10 men. One of the men managed to escape, but the other nine were beheaded mercilessly.” Many of the locals have flocked to a local church compound in search of safety and relief aid, coordinated by the Red Cross.
 
The attack came two days after Al-Shabaab killed three policemen near the border with Somalia, where the group was founded.

 
Unfortunately, despite the fact that Kenya is a Christian-majority country (82%), the Religion-of-Peace seems determined to kill or convert them all ~

Over the past three years, the level of persecution in Kenya has been increasing, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. The main source of persecution for Christians in Kenya is Islamic oppression – as perpetrated by al-Shabaab and other militant groups. Violent attacks on Christians by Islamic militants in northeastern and coastal Kenya have had a ripple effect on Christian communities throughout the country.
 
(T)he corruption of public institutions is rampant, which limits protections for persecuted believers.
[To support persecuted Christians in Kenya, Open Doors works through local partners to provide evangelism and discipleship training, economic assistance, leadership and management training for churches, trauma care training and more.]

 

Meanwhile, in Egypt ~

Stabbing at Coptic Church in Alexandria As Attacks on Christians in Egypt Escalate ~
 
A 24-year-old Muslim man is being questioned by Egyptian security authorities after he slashed a church doorman with a razor at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria earlier today (July 15, 2017), Egyptian media are reporting.
 
When the doorman tried to stop the suspect from entering the church, he pulled a razor out of his bag and slashed the doorman.
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Churches In Egypt Halt All Activities For Remainder Of July Amid Terror Threat ~

Egyptian churches announced Thursday they will suspend all church activities for the remainder of July per warnings of looming terrorist attacks.

The Evangelical, Coptic Orthodox, and Catholic churches agreed to halt services, conferences, and any church trips to protect their congregations after Egyptian security forces warned them of impending Islamic terrorist attacks, according to a Friday report from Egyptian Streets.

 

Isn’t “Coexistence” wonderful?

 
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Related:

Kenyan Christians Murdered By Radical Islamic Terrorists ~ A group with links to al-Qaeda led the assault.

Why are attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians getting worse? ~

Attacks on Christians in Egypt have intensified in brutality because of an influx of arms and foreign jihadis, lax border security and increased local hostility to non-Muslims, according to a leading UK academic.

Meanwhile, in another part of the world… Islamists on the march across Africa

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Clinton body count – add another victim to the list?

CNN (and the rest of the mainstream media) won’t report on actual NEWS, so the alternative media has to pick up the slack ➡ Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead (This is from SHTFplan.com) ~

The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50.
 
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The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation.

 

I mean seriously, did this guy sound like a suicide risk?

Eberwein was only 50-years-old and reportedly told acquaintances he feared for his life because of his fierce criticism of the Clinton Foundation. His close friends and business partners were taken aback by the idea he may have committed suicide. “It’s really shocking,” said friend Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”
 
During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds. Among the issues was FAES’ oversight of the shoddy construction of several schools built after Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. But, according to Eberwein, it was the Clinton Foundation who was deeply in the wrong – and he intended to testify and prove it on Tuesday.

 
This dude better watch his back too ➡ Former Haitian Senate President Calls Clintons ‘Common Thieves Who Should be in Jail’

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