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Friday, December 19, 2014

Video: Students Agree to Deport Americans in Exchange for Illegal Immigrants

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2014, 09:01 AM

Maggie Lit reports at Campus Reform:

Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant.

"Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant," read the petition. "Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.' Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another’s dreams come true."

"It makes sense," one student told Campus Reform. "Like, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it’s not necessarily their fault."

Watch the video here



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brad Thor: "If Jeb Bush Is the Nominee, I Will Never Vote Republican Again"

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2014, 07:35 AM

Michael Patrick Leahy reports at Breitbart.com:

Best-selling author Brad Thor is expanding the tweet that started a social media firestorm. On Tuesday he sent out this tweet: "Hey @Reince and @GOP - let me be perfectly clear. If Jeb Bush is the nominee, I will never vote Republican again."

"Thor, whose thriller, The Lions of Lucerne, was published in 2002, has written ten additional New York Times best-sellers. His most recent novel, Act of War, was published in 2014, and a new thriller is in the works," Breitbart reports. 

Thor is "not squeamish in detailing the current condition of the United States. 'I believe that the problems facing this country are so dire I don't want someone who is going to kick my dog less'," the best-selling author said, according to Breitbart.

"We don’t need a patrician manager of the big federal  bureaucracy in D.C.," Breitbart quotes Thor as saying. "We need an absolute constitutional warrior, not only someone who is going to whittle this government down to the size it should be, but someone who is able to rally everyone behind him or her. . . . It's more important to put someone in who's going to fix things, not manage its decline."



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Atheist Group's Nativity Complaint Backfires

By Rick Pearcey • December 16, 2014, 08:03 AM

Brittany M. Hughes reports at CNSNew.com:

When the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) went after a city council in Jay, Fla., for displaying a nativity set on public property, the atheist group might have won a battle, but seems to have lost the war.

The FFRF, known for protesting any and all religious displays in public places, sent a complaint letter recently to local officials in the 526-person city of Jay, arguing against the life-sized nativity that had been set up on the site every Christmas for nearly 40 years, the group said in a press release.

In a letter sent to the city’s mayor, FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel alleged, "It is unlawful for the town to maintain, erect, or host a holiday display that consists solely of a nativity scene, thus singling out, showing preference for, and endorsing one religion." He added there are "ample private and church grounds where religious displays may be freely placed."

"In response to the group’s complaints, the city council declared the nativity set surplus property and sold it to the Santa Rosa County Ministerial Association, thus removing it from public property," according to CNSNews.

This move appeared to please FFRF co-president Dan Barker, who "praised the city council’s decision as 'divesting the town of a divisive display'," CNSNews reports.

"But the town has not been deprived of the nativity, reports the American Pastors Network [APN]. In fact, after the ministerial association purchased the nativity, they then placed the huge Christian display on private property near one of the busiest parts of the small town, reports the American Pastors Network," according to CNSNews.

The Nativity scene "now stands at a busy corner at the town’s main stop light -- ironic, say nativity supporters, because many more people will see it there," CNSNews quotes APN as stating in a press release. 

"Anyone who actually takes time to study our nation’s history and read the writings of our founders -- not the interpretations of those writings written two hundred years later -- knows that religious liberty and the acknowledgement of Almighty God as the source of that liberty are the bulwark of our nation," CNSNews quotes President Sam Rohrer as saying in the press statement.

"Threats like these against towns that want to display nativities are a blatant attack on our God-given and constitutionally protected freedoms," Rohrer states.

"Groups like FFRF base their arguments on the sound bite of 'separation of church and state,' but again, history proves these arguments wrong, as Thomas Jefferson’s famous 'wall' was in response to the sincere concerns of the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut that religious freedom might be considered a favor granted by government rather than an inalienable right given by God," Rohrer states, according to Hamilton Strategies.

"FFRF would do well to remember that Jefferson himself attended congressionally approved church services held in the U.S. Capitol building itself -- the seat of American government," Rohrer advises.

"The truth remains that public displays of the nativity scene on government property in no way violate the Constitution. FFRF's attempts to stifle religious liberty, however, do."



Monday, December 15, 2014

Jihad in an Australian Chocolate Shop

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2014, 07:28 AM

Robert Spencer writes at Frontpagemag.com:

The details are still sketchy, but this is what is apparently confirmed as of this writing (8PM EST Sunday night): As many as 50 people have been taken hostage in the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney, Australia’s central pedestrian mall, Martin Place. Some of the hostages have been forced at gunpoint to hold up the black flag of Islamic jihad against a window of the café. . . .

This is an unprecedented event in the West. There have been jihad attacks, and hostage situations, but this is the first jihadist hostage event in a Western country since the Islamic State issued this threat in a September video: "We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His promise to us; He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market."

Spencer concludes: "As Australians, and in due course Americans and Britons and Canadians, grow accustomed to the new possibility that a stop for a cup of coffee could result in one’s head being separated from one’s body, the time for this politically correct unreality about the jihad threat is over. Realism about the nature and magnitude of the threat is long overdue. The patrons inside the Lindt Chocolat Café, now hostages, deserve nothing less, as do the rest of the citizens of the embattled and besieged West.



Friday, December 12, 2014

Church Welcomes Doubters as Atheist Christmas Billboard Attacks "Fairy Tales"

By Rick Pearcey • December 12, 2014, 11:52 AM

American Atheists (AA) last week launched a "billboard campaign featuring a young girl writing a message to Santa Claus that reads: 'Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales'," reports Stoyan Zaimov at Christian Post

"The AA billboards have gone up in major cities like Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis and Fort Smith, as well as in more residential areas near churches and schools," CP reports.

A church in Alma, Ark., responded with its own billboard ad, which states, "Questions, Doubts, Curiosity? All welcome at Grace," according to CP.

"Our goal is not to oppose their message, but rather to respond with love and support. We actually welcome their desire to support those who have felt alienated by believers and start discussion between and among the Atheist and Christian communities," Grace Church states on its website. 

Two comments. First, the church does well to welcome those with doubts, who question, and are curious. The Biblical worldview affirms the human mind as sourced in the rationality of the Creator. Therefore, churches and the Christian community in general ought to be safe places for those who want to consider and discuss whether Christianity is true and therefore warrants their commitment. 

Second, there is no need to think "love and support" is somehow an alternative to opposing the message of atheists. If atheism is false and harmful to human freedom and dignity, to "love and support" includes refuting that unfortunate message. "Speaking the truth in love" is how Ephesians 4:15 puts it.

Jesus epitomizes love, and yet his Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) directly challenged the settled opinion and cultural powers of his day, even as it now challenges the settled opinion and cultural powers in our own day. This is good news for thinking human beings, but not so good news for the fairy tales and superstitions of atheism.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Student: Texas Prof Calls Ted Cruz "Bast---," Compares Tea Party to Nazis

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2014, 09:36 AM

Maggie Lit reports at Campus Reform:

A Texas psychology professor was caught on video last month comparing the Tea Party to the Nazis.

Dr. Blake Armstrong, a South Texas College (STC) professor, told students not to tell anybody about his assertions; however an anonymous student who had enough of the professor’s anti-Republican rants decided to record the class on Nov. 17, as reported by The Blaze.

"This semester, [Dr. Armstrong] insulted Republicans about three times before this video was recorded," the student said, according to Jason Howerton at The Blaze

The student also said the professor "called Sen. Ted Cruz a bast--- for using the last name Cruz to win his election. I didn’t know exactly what he meant, but I decided to start recording,' The Blaze reports.

"It's very easy to see that [Amstrong] has a vendetta against Republicans and religion with an emphasis on Christianity," the student also reportedly said.

The "psychology concentration" page at South Texas College provides publicly available contact information for Mr. Armstrong (email: blakea@southtexascollege.edu, phone: 956-447-6658).



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lecrae to Join Hip Hop Legends Run DMC, LL Cool J for "Christmas in Brooklyn"

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2014, 08:51 AM

Vincent Funaro reports at Christian Post:

Lecrae will perform alongside hip hop legends and pioneers LL Cool J and Run DMC at the Christmas in Brooklyn event, which takes place on Dec. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. . . .

 Lecrae has had a huge year with his album reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He has also been a voice in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the Michael Brown case.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Limbaugh: "Real Outrage" Is "American Died" While NY Enforced Cigarette Tax

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2014, 11:05 AM

Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on “Fox News Sunday” that the “real outrage” in the death of Eric Garner in New York City is that an American died while the state was enforcing tax collection on cigarettes.

“I think the real outrage here is that an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes. This is just absurd,” said Limbaugh. “And it -- you know, people talk about the left, they want a big state, they want a powerful state. Well, here it is. You've got to take all of it,” Limbaugh said.

“What was Eric Garner doing? He was selling cigarettes, loose cigarettes, and the police in New York -- because they're so eager for tax collection, what is being done here with regard to taxes and the state's desire to collect them no matter what, how many cops were descended on that situation for cigarettes?” Limbaugh is quoted as asking. 

How many people smoking marijuana did the cops pass by and ignore on the way to Eric Garner? You've got $13 a carton, $13 a pack in New York City, over $6 of that is taxes. And the authorities are telling the cops, you go out and you stop that, because they're so intent on collecting tax revenue,” Limbaugh said, according to CNSNews.com.



Monday, December 8, 2014

Eric Garner’s Widow: Chokehold Death "Wasn't a Black-and-White Thing"

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2014, 10:25 AM

The NYPost reports: 

The chokehold death of Eric Garner in NYPD custody wasn’t "a black-and-white thing," his widow said Sunday -- a stunning admission that breaks sharply from lawmakers and protesters who have seized on the racial aspect of the case.

Esaw Snipes said she believed her husband was "murdered unjustly," but said skin color wasn’t a factor behind his fatal arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on Staten Island last summer.

"The statement flies in the face of demands by Snipes and others — including the Rev. Al Sharpton -- for the civil rights investigation announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week," the Post reports.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Atheists Tell Town to Keep Christ Out of Christmas Parade

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2014, 11:18 AM

The town of Piedmont, Alabama "wanted to honor the reason for the season" during their annual Christmas parade, "and that landed them in a world of trouble with a group of out-of-town atheists," Todd Starnes writes. 

"The parade committee selected 'Keep Christ in Christmas' as the theme of Thursday night’s parade. Seeing how there’s a church on nearly every street corner in town -- no one gave it a second thought," Starnes explains.

"I was totally shocked when I received the letter. It’s a small town. It’s a small Christmas parade. We didn’t think there would be any problems at all," Starnes quotes Mayor Bill Baker as saying.

"Little did the mayor know that his town was about to be infested with an ill-tempered gaggle of atheists from Wisconsin -- the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)," Starnes continues. "They alleged that a single person in Piedmont had complained about the parade theme -- and the FFRF sent the mayor a threatening letter." 

According to Starnes, the letter complains that the theme of the Christmas Parade "alienates non-Christians and others in Piedmont who do not in fact have a 'strong belief in prayers' by turning them into political outsiders in their own community." Furthermore, the "sentiment of 'Keeping Christ in Christmas' does not qualify as a secular celebration."

Comment: The atheists are absolutely wrong. Nothing in the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution forbids the free people of the United States from freely and publicly exercising their respect for and commitment to the truth of Christianity.

The 1st Amendment places a prohibition on the Congress of the United States, not on the people of the United States, and that amendment forbids the Congress from making any law "respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

This atheist organization is extremist in nature. Christians in America, as well as all others who value truth in governance and freedom in their corporate and individual lives, would do well to insist on practicing what is the mainstream of America -- that is, the public recognition of the Creator as the integration point of civil life in the United States.

After all, the Declaration of Independence states, "All men are created equal" and "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
. . . among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Furthermore, "to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men."

Live free, people of Piedmont. Reject the chains of atheists.



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Boehner Plans Amnesty Sellout to Pelosi

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2014, 08:50 AM

Neil Munro reports at the Daily Caller:

Press reports say House Speaker John Boehner will ask Rep. Nancy Pelosi to help him overcome “snowballing” GOP opposition to the GOP leadership’s draft 2015 government budget bill.

Boehner’s draft bill funds the entire government for 2015, but makes merely token efforts to stop President Barack Obama’s agencies from implementing his unpopular amnesty, according to rank-and-file GOP legislators. . . .



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime

By Rick Pearcey • December 3, 2014, 09:06 AM

Colin Flaherty writes at American Thinker:

David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him. 

As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything.

This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that -- and a lot more.

"By the time of his death, Ruenzel had accumulated many of the trappings of the white privilege he exposed: The job. The home. The intact family. And most importantly in his case, white privilege endowed Ruenzel with an expectation of safety in the Oakland neighborhood where last week two black people are suspected of killing him," Flaherty writes.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kansas Minister Defends Family, Shoots Intruder in the Head

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2014, 08:25 AM

"A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head," Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller.

"The suspect, Cory Landon, sustained a graze wound to the forehead and was picked up by police while walking down the road in a rural area just north of Wichita," according to the DC.

"The minister was home with his wife and three children, one of them only six months old, when he heard his home alarm going off and found Landon trying to enter the residence through a window."



Monday, December 1, 2014

Opposition to Common Core Spurs Jump in Homeschooling

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2014, 07:00 AM

Perry Chiaramonte reports at Fox News:

The homeschooling boom is getting a new push due to opposition to Common Core, the controversial national education standard that some parents claim is using their children’s public school lessons to push a political agenda, according to critics of the Washington-backed curriculum.

North Carolina, already a home-schooling hotbed, saw a 14 percent rise last year in the number of students being educated at home, according to a report from Heartlander Magazine. Similar increases have been seen in Virginia, California and New York, according to education activists.

"If you look at national, and even state polls, you can see that the more familiar people become with Common Core, the more they dislike it," Bob Lubke of the North Carolina-based Civitas Institute is quoted as telling Fox News. "They feel like they are losing control of what their kids are learning."

"The uptick in homeschooling has become a trend across the nation over the past couple of years, even in states like New York and California,” Glyn Wright said, according to Fox News. "Americans have rejected the Common Core initiative because they are tired of unaccountable federal bureaucracy, especially when it comes to their child’s education, and because they are seeing first-hand the poor quality and content of the Standards that are meant to prepare children for the workforce instead of giving them a well-rounded, superior education."



Friday, November 28, 2014

Allen West Hammers Obama, Holder for Roles in Race-Baiting Industry

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2014, 12:31 PM

Breitbart reports:

On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel, former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) slammed President Barack Obama and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder for the double standard applied to black-on-white crime versus white-on-black incidents, in particular the announcement of the St. Louis grand jury’s decision not to try Ferguson, MO, Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

"Eric Holder said that he is very fine with being an activist, and this is their definition of social justice. This is once again being a part of the grievance industry and the race-baiting industry that continues to keep the black community in a situation of economic servitude, and also it is about electoral votes," West said.

"The unfortunate and sad thing is that no one is looking at is the consequences of Michael Brown, his actions and what it resulted in, tragically, his death," West continued.

"We really need a discussion in the black community about families, about families being together, about education, about young black men having respect for authority and better jobs and education opportunities. The left, the progressive socialists Barack Obama, Eric Holder -- they don't want to have that discussion."



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kevin Jackson: Race Relations "in the Toilet Since Obama Took Over"

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2014, 10:16 AM

"Father, author, and conservative talk-radio host Kevin Jackson, while in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, said that Geroge Stephanopoulos' ABC News interview of police officer Darren Wilson was 'terrible journalism,' and added that 'race relations have gone in the toilet since Obama took over,' aided by the actions of Attorney General Eric Holder 'and his minions'," reports Michael Chapman at CNSNews.com.

"Everybody knows that race relations have gone in the toilet since Obama took over,” Jackson is quoted as saying. "In fact, when he did his first press conference over the Ferguson deal, he was talking about how race relations have come a long way. Yes, they had come a long way until he and Holder and the rest of his minions came along."



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's Not Just Obamacare: Gruber Says Abortion Is a Social Good

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2014, 09:08 AM

Dustin Siggins writes at CNSNews.com:

Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jon Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of political dishonesty and manipulation. Gruber, who helped create and sell the ACA to the American people, has been caught on tape admitting -- on multiple occasions -- that the law was written to mislead the public.

But that's not all that he's done. As originally reported by Jerome Corsi, Gruber is the author of at least two separate reports arguing that legalized abortion has tremendous social benefit. His work also provided some of the foundation for the 2005 book, Freakonomics, which promoted the idea of abortion as a means of improving society's children.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IRS Sued for Monitoring U.S. Churches

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2014, 10:19 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

In a lawsuit settlement with the atheist Freedom from Religion Foundation [FFRF], the Internal Revenue Service admitted it had monitored churches for allegedly illegal political activity, but the details never were released because the group withdrew its complaint.

Now, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS seeking any records relevant to IRS monitoring of churches and other tax exempt organizations regarding alleged political activity. . . .

"The atheist organization filed a lawsuit in 2012 alleging the IRS ignored its complaints about the speech of churches that cite the Bible regarding issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage," Unruh reports. FFRF said the "statements violate the law, because the moral issues were being addressed in a political arena."

According to WND, "The atheists also complained of what they called 'blatantly political' newspaper ads on the religious and moral issues. Then, in June, an agreement was reached in which the IRS admitted it had been monitoring churches and other houses of worship for 'electioneering and other political activity'."

"Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Americans have 'the God-given right to both express their religious views and to engage in the political process'," WND reports.

"It is troubling that the IRS seems set to rely on a group of atheists to point them toward churches that might have criticized politicians," WND quotes Fitton as saying. 

"It is even more disturbing that the IRS would violate federal law, The Freedom of Information Act, in order to keep secret its monitoring of Americans praying together in church," Fitton also reportedly said.

"To be clear, the very IRS that abused tea partiers for Obama’s election now purports to be able to 'audit' houses of worship in order to protect politicians from criticism. I am sure the Obama administration is more than happy to use the excuse of a lawsuit by a leftist group to use the IRS to punish churches that oppose Obama’s war on religious freedom," Fitton said, according to WND.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Watch: Geraldo Slapped Down in Immigration Debate

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2014, 09:35 AM

Sarah Rumpf reports at Breitbart.com:

In an appearance on Fox News Channel's Hannity show, Geraldo Rivera attempted to justify President Barack Obama's executive orders protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, blaming "hard-core, tea party radicals" in Congress for forcing the President to act, but found himself repeatedly slapped down rhetorically by both the host of the show, Sean Hannity, and his fellow guest, A.J. Delgado, a National Review columnist and contributor at Breitbart.com. 

As seen in this Youtube video of the debate, Rivera is soundly rebutted by both Hannity and Delgado, who identifies herself as a Latina.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Sessions: We Must Stop Emperor Obama

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2014, 11:47 AM

What follows are portions of an editorial from Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama:

Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congress and at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order.

President Obama's executive amnesty will provide an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress rejected, in violation of federal law. His order will grant them social security numbers, government-issued ID's, legal status and work permits. Illegal immigrants will now be able to take jobs and benefits directly from struggling Americans in a time of high unemployment and low wages. They will be able to take jobs from Americans in all occupations, ranging from truck drivers to power company workers to jobs with city government. Many illegal immigrants will also be able to obtain green cards and become permanent residents, allowing them access to almost all federal programs, to receive citizenship and sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S. . . .

Only a short time ago, President Obama himself admitted this action would be illegal and unconstitutional: "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own," he explained, adding "that's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written." President Obama also said that: "The problem is that I'm the president of the United States, I'm not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."

Apparently, America now has its first emperor. . . .

How should a free people respond to Emperor Obama's usurpation of power? "The great task before the nation now is to resist this imperial decree and return control of this nation to its own citizens -- as our Constitution established," the editorial states. "That task begins with Congress refusing to allow a dime of money to be spent executing this unlawful amnesty. This a routine, constitutional and crucial application of congressional power."

Here is Sen. Sessions' website.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Krauthammer: Obama Like Leader of "Banana Republic"

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2014, 09:12 AM

"Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that President Obama's planned executive order on immigration is comparable to the actions of a leader of a banana republic on Wednesday's 'Special Report' on the Fox News Channel," Breitbart reports

"The only rationale Obama is citing in doing this . . . is not lack of resources, it's not a crisis, it's not something new, as he said, the system is broken, it has been for decades. It is one thing and one thing alone: I waited long enough," Breitbart quotes Krauthammer as saying.

"That's what caudillo says in a banana republic: I waited long enough and the national assembly hasn't acted, so I'm going to issue a decree. That is not how it works in our system," Krauthammer said.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Are You Being Watched Via Your Webcam?

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2014, 10:31 AM

"A website is displaying the video streams of webcams in tens of thousands of private homes and businesses around the world to show how easy it is to intercept them if the owner doesn’t change the manufacturer’s default user name and password," Bob Unruh reports at WND.

"Last week, I sat at my computer and watched a young man from Hong Kong relaxing on his laptop; an Israeli woman tidying the changing room in a clothes store; and an elderly woman in the UK watching TV," WND quotes Joseph Cox writing at Motherboard magazine.

"All of these people were completely unaware that I was spying on them, thousands of miles away, through devices that were inadvertently broadcasting their private lives on the Internet," Cox wrote.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How President Eisenhower Solved Illegal Immigration Crisis

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2014, 10:22 AM

Mass deportations worked, "quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents -- less than one-tenth of today's force."

Here is how, according to the Christian Science Monitor.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Texas House Republicans Choosing Political Gain Over the Unborn

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2014, 10:07 AM

Brandon Darby writes at Breitbart:

Texas House Republicans are poised to show that the sanctity of unborn life is a matter they can compromise on in order to achieve legislative success on other issues in the coming Texas legislative session. 

The House Republicans are expected to choose a NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) favored candidate, current Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) over the pro-life challenger, Scott Turner (R-Frisco) in the race for Speaker of the Texas House. 

Pro-life Republicans make up a near two-thirds majority of the Texas House, which will take its first recorded vote when they convene on January 13, 2015, to select the Speaker of the House for the 84th Legislative Session.

Straus is supported by House Democrats and pro-choice moderate Republicans, while Turner has been graded one of the most conservative members of the House, and has a reputation for supporting pro-life issues.



Friday, November 14, 2014

Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2014, 10:12 AM

Diana West takes a look at the "National Cathedral's decision to host Friday Islamic prayers" today:

The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon.

Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

"That's some roster if playing 'Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front' is a hobby," West observes.

"The Episcopal Church blindly, blithely thinks the cathedral's Islamic service 'demonstrates an appreciation of one another's prayer tradition.'

"In fact, it is against Islamic law for Muslims to hold Christianity or Judaism in the same regard the Episcopal Church is now showing Islam," West writes."Indeed, Islamic law 'abrogates' (cancels) Christianity and Judaism as 'previously revealed religions (that) were valid in their own eras,' but are no longer -- not after the advent of Islam in the 7th century."



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gallup: Record 63% Say Having Gun Makes Home Safer

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2014, 10:42 AM

Terry Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com:

Sixty-three percent of Americans questioned in a Gallup survey conducted in October and released this month said they believe having a gun in their house makes it a safer place to be.

"A record-high percentage in U.S. say guns makes homes safer," said Gallup in its analysis of the survey. The organization has polled on this issue in five surveys going back to 1993 (although the question in the 1993 survey was somewhat different than in later surveys).

"In 1993, 42 percent said having a gun in the house makes it safer; in 2000, 35 percent; in 2004, 42 percent; in 2006, 47 percent; and in 2014, 63 percent," Jeffrey reports.

"The percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63%) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this," Gallup said.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christian Extermination in the Middle East

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2014, 08:33 AM

Raymond Ibrahim writes at Frontpage: 

Among other things, a Christian church that had stood on the ground of Iraq for 1,800 years -- a church that was erected less than 200 year after Christ -- was reportedly torched by the Islamic State, according to numerous news agencies, including Al Arabiya.

Islamic State jihadis also stormed and took over an ancient monastery in northern Iraq and expelled its few monks, telling them "You have no place here anymore, you have to leave immediately." The monks plead to be allowed to save some of the monastery’s ancient relics but the jihadis refused and ordered them to walk many miles along a deserted road with nothing but their clothes. (St. Behnam monastery had stood since the fourth century and was one of Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks.  It was built by an Assyrian king as a penance for executing his children Behnam and Sarah for converting to Christianity.)

Go here to read the rest of Ibrahim's July 2014 report on persecution that spans "different ethnicities, languages, and locales -- from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East."

Ibrahim concludes: "It should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam -- whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it."



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

David Limbaugh: A Smoking Gun for Us "Stupid" American Voters

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2014, 10:08 AM

David Limbaugh writes in his most recent column:

Recently, a very disturbing video emerged that contains the metaphorical smoking gun concerning President Obama's many lies about Obamacare. This should remove any lingering doubt that we're dealing with a fascist-type administration.

Of course, there should be no need for a smoking gun, because it is now undeniable that Obama lied on his major selling points about the Affordable Care Act. Unlike many Democrats in falsely accusing President George W. Bush of lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, I don't use the term "lie" lightly. . . .

"The Daily Caller reports that in a newly surfaced video [watch the video here], Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor, made some stunning admissions concerning how the administration presented the bill and how it overtly deceived the public because the bill never would have passed otherwise," Limbaugh continues.

Limbaugh then quotes Gruber:

This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK? So it's written to do that. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are going to pay in -- you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money -- it would not have passed.

. . . Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass. . . . Look, I wish [health economist] Mark [Pauly] was right [that] we could make it all transparent, but I'd rather have this law than not.

Limbaugh next makes the following points:

They Lie: "You can see the mindset that these people have. There is no mistaking it. They know better than we 'stupid' American people what is good for us, so they'll do whatever is necessary, including purposely deceiving us, to advance their political agenda."

This Is Fascism: "This is the stuff of outright tyrants -- arrogant, unaccountable, cavalier despots. This is political fascism. This is not representative government. This type of behavior nullifies the Constitution and disenfranchises the American people."

This Is Obama: "It's one thing to have strong ideological views. It's altogether another to impose those views at any cost and in derogation of the people's rights. This is who this president is. These are the people he surrounds himself with.

"Obama and his team are not chastened, much less repentant, over the recent election results. They remain undeterred, and they intend to continue using whatever means they deem necessary, in their self-assessed superior wisdom, to accomplish their political ends, beginning with immigration."

No Excuses: "If you were unaware of or in denial about Obama's character and his willingness to deceive and act against the will of the American people before -- despite other smoking guns, such as those concerning his lies on the Benghazi, Libya, attacks -- you have no excuse now."

A Time for Resisting: "Two dangerous years remain in Obama's term. Even Democrats who might agree with many of Obama's remaining agenda items have a duty to oppose his further abuse of our system, including on immigration. But whether or not they step up, it is imperative that Republicans take a hard line against any such corrosive acts against the rule of law and our Constitution."



Monday, November 10, 2014

"Scam": Christian Book Industry Sinks "Into the Mire"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2014, 09:06 AM

Jim Fletcher writes at WND:

"How many of these big ministry guys actually write their own books?" he asked. . . .

"A few of them put in the work and actually write. But you’d be shocked and disgusted by how many of them don’t. It’s virtually a scam."

The real scandal though? The absolute refusal of what some call the Evangelical Industrial Complex to acknowledge and discipline the jugheads within their own ranks.

Put researchers on the church payroll to compile your next bestseller? No problem, you are rewarded with conference speaking gigs to help promote the book.

Use the tithes of hard-working congregants to puff your book through a New York publicity firm? Congratulations, son, we’re going to distribute your stuff through the Catalyst network, good-old-boy Christian retail channels, etc.

"Months ago, when Driscoll’s shoddy, plagiarism-driven books were outed by a few brave souls like Janet Mefferd, those exposing the wrongdoing were lambasted, while prominent evangelical leaders uttered nary a peep," Fetcher continues.

"Think about it. Is Rick Warren going to reign in his protégé, [Mark] Driscoll? Of course not. Did Driscoll’s outrageous behavior from the past disqualify him from speaking for Catalyst?

"Are you kidding? There’s money to be made."



Friday, November 7, 2014

Report: Weather Channel Morning Show Beats CNN, MSNBC

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2014, 09:01 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

According to the Weather Channel, its 6am "Wake Up with Al Roker" beat both CNN's "New Day" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this month.

"This is another sign of the slow-motion fall of left-wing cable news networks. While -- thanks to great producing, on-air talent, and a willingness to cover news stories the left-wing MSM ignore -- Fox News soars, there is just no reason anymore to tune into CNN or MSNBC," Nolte writes.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Tone Deaf" Obama Vows Immigration Executive Action This Year

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2014, 10:11 AM

AP reports:

President Barack Obama's determination to act alone to change the immigration system promptly drove a wedge Wednesday into the post-election commitment from the president and Republican leaders to find common ground under the new political alignment.



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sessions: "Mandate" to Block Executive Amnesty

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2014, 10:25 AM

Daniel Harper reports at Weekly Standard:

Senator Jeff Sessions, who [won] reelection last night in an uncontested race, says last night's Republican victory is a "mandate" to block President Obama's planned executive amnesty. 

"[T]he American people dramatically repudiated the policies of President Obama, Senator Reid, and Leader Pelosi," the Weekly Standard quotes Sessions as saying. "It was also a dramatic affirmation of the policies our GOP candidates campaigned on: controlling spending, balancing the budget, repealing Obamacare, unleashing American energy, and boosting wages through pro-worker reforms."

Session also said, "Republicans in the House and Senate campaigned against the Obama-Senate immigration bill and on the pledge to block President Obama's unlawful executive amnesty. The immediate emergency facing our new majority will be fighting the President's disastrous planned actions, and we will have not only a Constitutional mandate but also a popular mandate to do so."

Sessions concludes: "The last six years of the Obama-Reid majority have been a government of the elites for the elites. Our new GOP Senators will lead the way in returning government to the loyal citizens who sent us here."



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sheriffs: Executive Amnesty Will Unleash Illegal "Tidal Wave"

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2014, 09:28 AM

"There is talk that President Barack Obama will push through an executive amnesty order after the midterm elections that would grant amnesty to at least some of the estimated 11 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States," Newsmax reports.

"We already have our hands full because the border is not secure," Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona, is quoted by Newsmax as saying. "Imagine what the situation will look like when the president gives executive amnesty to those already here. It would unleash a tidal wave of illegal border crossings, overwhelming law enforcement. It will be open season for the cartels."

"Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, said if the GOP takes control of the Senate in Tuesday's midterm election, the Republican-controlled chamber would fight hard to make sure amnesty 'doesn't happen'," Newsmax reports.



Monday, November 3, 2014

Cruz Upbeat: "We Are on the Verge of an Historic Election Night" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2014, 10:09 AM

During a recent appearance on the Hannity show, Sen. Cruz gave his sense of tomorrow's big midterm election:

I've been on the road the last six weeks all over the country. I've been in Kansas. I've been in Georgia. I've been in Iowa. I've been in Colorado. Tonight, I'm here in Florida. I'm headed to Alaska day after tomorrow.

What I'm seeing on the ground is a lot of excitement, a lot of enthusiasm. I think we are on the verge of an historic election night next Tuesday. I think Republicans are going to retake the U.S. Senate. I think we're going to retire Harry Reid as majority leader.

And I'll tell you, Sean, at this point, it all comes down to turnout.  It all comes down to if conservatives show up and vote, and if we get our friends and family and others to show up and vote, we're going to retake the Senate, and I think that's exactly what's going to happen.

Watch the entire interview and read the transcript here



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ted Cruz: Romney-Style Republican Won't Win White House in 2016

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2014, 10:21 AM

"If Republicans run another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, we will end up with the same result, which is millions of people will stay home on Election Day," Cruz said on CNBC today, according to Newsmax. "And if we run another candidate like that, Hillary Clinton will be president."

"The Texas Republican, a favorite of Tea Party supporters," also said "that the party needs to find a conservative candidate who can galvanize voters -- someone like former President Ronald Reagan," Newsmax reports.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Black Pastor: Homosex Mayor's Attack on Christian Pastors "Truly the Next Civil Rights Movement"

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2014, 10:24 AM

Penny Starr reports at CNSNews.com

The Reverend Bill Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, said the attack on Christian pastors by the openly gay mayor of Houston, who subpoenaed their sermons and other communications after they opposed a city ordinance that allows transgender people to use any public restroom, signals the need for "the next civil rights movement."

Owens, speaking from Houston, told CNSNews.com that he and other pastors in his coalition held a press conference on Tuesday to support the Houston pastors and express their concern about this threat to religious liberty.

"Attacking ministers about what they preach is way over the line,” Owens is quoted as saying.

According to CNSNews, Pastor Owens "thinks the action taken by Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, and the city attorney is a violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion, and church leaders need to fight back."

In addition, "Owens said the gay rights movement is trying to make expressing one’s Christian views on homosexuality 'hate speech'," CNSNews reports.

"It’s not hate," Owens is quoted as saying. "We don’t hate anyone. It’s expressing our religious beliefs."

Owens also "thinks this new civil rights struggle will require the same investment by churches and church leaders that was made by Martin Luther King Jr. and others who fought to gain equal rights for all Americans regardless of their race," according to CNS.

“Churches need to rise up,” CNS quotes Owens as stating, "adding that all faiths should be concerned about efforts to silent religious speech."

"I may not agree with all religions but I will defend their right to speak," Owens said, according to CNSNews.

For more information on the Coalition of African American Pastors, see this website.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Berkeley Students Turn Against Bill Maher Over Islam Comments

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2014, 01:04 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

On his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher and elsewhere, Bill Maher has spent more than a decade thrashing Christianity. But now that he's speaking some politically incorrect truths about the religion of Islam, some students at Berkeley have had enough. Students are petitioning the school to drop Maher as a 2014 commencement speaker. According to a just-aired MSNBC report, the petition has 10,000 signatures.
"Other than proving once again that the Left is fascistic when it comes to someone who strays off the left-wing plantation over even one issue, this movement proves the bigotry of those signing the petition and the rest of the political left that is just now angry over Maher's criticism of religion," Nolte writes.

"If you reveled in Maher's sweeping attacks against Christians but are horrified at his uncovering of some of the ugly truths about Islam, the only bigot is you," Nolte states.



Monday, October 27, 2014

Navajo High School: "Let's Go, Redskins!"

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2014, 09:00 AM

"Nearly everyone on the field and in the bleachers belongs to the Navajo Nation," Ian Shapira writes at the Washington Post.



Friday, October 24, 2014

Report: NYC Hatchet Suspect Posts Talk About "War" Against U.S.

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2014, 11:16 AM

At Breitbart: 

Fox News Channel anchor Trace Gallagher read Facebook posts that a man suspected of attacking NYPD officers on Thursday had Facebook posts that referenced "guerilla warfare," "war," and attacking the United States' "weak flanks" on Thursday.

Also, the New York Police Department "is reportedly investigating whether Islamic extremism played a role in Thursday's hatchet attack on city cops," according to Fox News.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rev. Franklin Graham: "Is Islam Really a Religion of Peace?"

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2014, 10:11 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,  has sometimes criticized Islam, and in a recent Facebook post questioned whether Islam is "really a religion of peace" noting that the Islamic State, in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, defends slavery and the use of women as sex slaves "as a firmly established aspect of the Shariah."



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chris Matthews: "It's Like Obama Has Ebola"

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2014, 08:51 AM

"Chris Matthews reacts to Democratic Senate candidates Michelle Nunn (D-GA) and Mark Begich (D-AK), an incumbent, dodging the question if they voted for Obama," Ian Schwartz posts at Real Clear Politics.

"That's the way people walk past guys who are trying to get a buck or a quarter from somebody," Schwartz quotes Matthews as saying last Monday on Hardball.

"It's like Obama has Ebola . . . I wasn't near him! I didn't touch him!," Matthews said.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2014, 09:53 AM

David Limbaugh writes:

Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It's time for them to start standing up for religious liberty.

The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy.

It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Paris Opera Expels Veiled Woman During Performance

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2014, 11:10 AM

AFP reports:

France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after the Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.

The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille, Jean-Philippe Thiellay told AFP, confirming a media report.

"France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine," AFP reports.

"The spectator and her companion -- tourists from the Gulf, according to MetroNews -- were asked to leave by an inspector during the interval," the AFP report continues.

"He told her that in France there is a ban of this nature, asked her to either uncover her face or leave the room. The man asked the woman to get up, they left," Thiellay is quoted as saying.



Friday, October 17, 2014

David Limbaugh: 3 Outrages of Fascist Leftists in Houston

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2014, 10:19 AM

"There are at least three outrageous things about the Houston city government's recent actions pushing an ordinance to allow men and women to use each other's public restrooms," David Limbaugh, author of the new book Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, writes in his latest column.

First Outrage: "The first is the substance of the ordinance itself, which allows men and women, irrespective of their biology, to use bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. The major driver of this law was Houston's lesbian mayor, Annise Parker."

Second Outrage: "The second outrage is that the city has greatly overreached in subpoenaing the pastors of the city for copies of their sermons and their communications to their congregations to determine whether they have violated this Godforsaken ordinance. Lest you think this was a mistake, the mayor tweeted, 'If the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game.'

"There is no constitutional prohibition against pastors discussing politics."

Third Outrage: "The third outrage is the city's lawless disqualification and rejection of valid petitions filed by voters to challenge the law."

Limbaugh Concludes: "The extreme left, whose natural political habitat is the Democratic Party, is growing ever more intolerant, excessive, coercive, intimidating, lawless and frightening. People of ordinary sensibilities and traditional values and others are awakening to the fascism of extreme leftists in this country, which is one of the many reasons we're going to see a tsunami of voters voicing their outrage against such un-American behavior in November."

Read the entire column here



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2014, 08:32 AM

Sarah Rumpf reports at Breitbart:

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned.
Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches, and communications with church members. 
Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate she would continue to fight this issue, she told a Houston radio station that she had changed her mind. 
"As reported by KTRH, Mayor Parker admitted that the subpoenas were too broad, and that the pastors' sermons should not have been included," according to Breitbart.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Outlaw Bikers Fighting ISIS in Iraq

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2014, 11:34 AM

Bob Fredericks writes at the NYPost:

Outlaw Dutch bikers have joined forces with Kurdish fighters battling ISIS fanatics in Iraq -- and authorities in the Netherlands say that’s just fine with them. . . .

A photo on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account showed one of the men -- heavily tattooed Dutchman named Ron -- clad in military garb, holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle and flashing the "victory" sign as he sits with a Kurdish comrade in a fortified bunker.

"'Dutch bikers strapping it with the Kurds has made my day,' posted one Twitter user called modn world from West London," Fredericks writes.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Houston Demands Ovesight of Sermons

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2014, 08:00 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

Officials with the city of Houston, Texas, who are fighting for a controversial ordinance that would allow men to use women’s restrooms there now have demanded to see the sermons preached by several area pastors.
 
The recent move came in a subpoena from the city to pastors for copies of their sermons -- and copies of other communications from the pastors to their congregations -- in the city's fight over a "non-discrimination" plan that allows "gender-confused" people to use whatever public restrooms with which they identify.
 
A legal action challenging the city’s move has developed because the city allegedly violated its own charter in the process of adopting the Equal Rights Ordinance, which in May designated homosexuals and transgender persons as a protected class.

"Critics say the measure effectively enables sexual predators who dress as women to enter female public bathrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities," WND reports. "And a coalition of activists that includes area pastors filed suit Aug. 6 against the city and lesbian Mayor Annise Parker after officials announced a voter petition to repeal the measure didn’t have enough signatures to qualify for the election ballot."



Monday, October 13, 2014

Duck Dynasty’s Phil: "We’re Swimming in a Cesspool of Politically Correct Crap"

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2014, 10:13 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson said the news media will not even mention the name "Jesus Christ" in a straightforward or even reverential way because they are so politically correct it precludes them from referencing God, and as a result America is "swimming in a cesspool of politically correct crap."



Friday, October 10, 2014

Obamacare Sends Iowa Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocketing

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2014, 10:18 AM

Wynton Hall reports at Breitbart:

Thousands of Iowans are now facing double-digit health insurance premium hikes due to Obamacare.

On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register reported that the state's insurance commissioner has approved Des Moines-based Wellmark to hike its rates between 11.9% and 14.5%.

"President Barack Obama promised at least 19 times that Obamacare would lower health insurance premiums by $2,500 per family," Breitbart reports.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

School District: No More "Boys" and "Girls" -- That's "Judgmental"

By Rick Pearcey • October 9, 2014, 09:44 AM

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review:

A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by "gendered expressions" such as "boys and girls," and use "gender inclusive" ones such as "purple penguins" instead.

"Don’t use phrases such as 'boys and girls,' 'you guys,' 'ladies and gentlemen,' and similarly gendered expressions to get kids' attention," instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

"The instructions were part of a list called '12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness' developed by Gender Spectrum," National Review reports. Gender Spectrum is "an organization that 'provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages'."

"We don’t get involved with gender preferences. We’re educating all kids," says Lincoln Superintendent Steve Joel. "We can’t be judgmental."



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Commission Tells Christian Business Owners to Leave Their Religion at Home

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2014, 12:47 PM

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News:

The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home.

"It would be safe to do so, yes," Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. "Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road and you’re still involved in a legal battle because you did not do so."

Human beings must, of course, reject this fascism all dolled up as non-discrimination and anti-bigotry. 

What is actually occurring is that the Human Rights Commission in Lexington is pushing a homosexualist worldview -- it's a powerplay seeking to impose the feelings of an extremist minority that stands in direct opposition to the rules of freedom and of humanness -- rules so well articulated, for example, in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

The verifiable Creator set forth in the Declaration is both the originator of the human family and of human sexuality. And as Martin Luther King, Jr., recognized, this same Creator is the proper ethical basis for standing against racism.

But on this basis there also is responsibility. To avoid abuse and manipulation, it must be recognized that every call to nondiscrimination is not valid simply by the yelling, simply by the presence of media voices, or even of protest. Rather, such calls must be ethically sound as measured against He who is the ultimate ethical environment in the universe.

In fact, the human being is called to resist evil and overcome it with good. Thus, in a moral universe, an enlightened humanity knows the difference between a proper discriminating against racism (because all people are created in the image of God) and the cowardly acceptance of homosexualism (because this unfortunate dysfunction violates the "laws of nature and of nature's God").

And, by the way, attempts to use relativist "law" to run people out of business, or otherwse shut people up, is just more evidence of fascism animating homosexualism.

Real human rights, real unalienable rights, are sourced in the Creator; they are not to be found in hatred and discrimination against that Creator. This is very bad news for homosexualists and their networks of enablers.

No matter what emotional banner a politically activist group might wave ("We're Victims!" "Equality!" "Non-Discrimination!" "Human Rights!", etc., etc.), any society that rejects the rules of freedom simply cannot remain free.

The Creator is the verifiable ground of human liberty and dignity, and His liberating truth touches every aspect of life and thought, producing wonderful results in science, medicine, the arts, politics, and so on. It is a liberation inside the home, but also a liberation beyond the home. It is a liberation that rejects the trendy fascisms that now again rear their ugly heads.

The wholistic person rejects invitations to hypocrisy. For it is an invitation to hypocrisy to demand of people seeking to live in community with God and man to "leave your religion at home."

As if truth could be confined within the small mind of secularism, which preaches fragmentation, not wholeness. As if truth could be reduced to dumbed-down secularist redefinitions of "religion."

And what a misguided attack! You might as well tell people to leave love at home, leave goodness at home, leave the pursuit of excellence at home. What a blindlingly innane and inhumane philosophy these secularists are seeking to impose upon Americans. In fact, nowhere in creation is submission to inhumanity acceptable.

Or we can make the point more broadly: All of creation is "home" for the human being.

What followers of Jesus of Nazareth are seeking to practice is therefore not somebody's private little religion. Rather, what is affirmed is a comprehensive way of life rooted in verifiable information concerning God, man, and the cosmos.This is an information-rich approach to living.

Maybe it's the secularists and the humanity-denying agenda of the so-called "Human Rights Commission" in Lexington, Kentucky, that should leave their narrow-minded agenda at home. It's too small for the human being.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps Tests Undermine Women-in-Combat Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2014, 11:51 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

Faced with a January 2016 deadline for introducing women to combat units, the U.S. Marines have discovered that for every man who fails a simulated artillery lift-and-carry test, 28 women fail.

And for a test simulating moving over a seven-foot high wall, less than 1.2 percent of the men could not get over, compared to 21.32 percent of women.

The results [and more] were found in Marine Corps documentation by the Center for Military Readiness, which issued a report called "U.S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where Is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat?"



Monday, October 6, 2014

Biden Declares China Part of North America

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2014, 10:15 AM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

Vice president Joe Biden declared China a North American country in a speech at Boston's John F. Kennedy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

Biden claimed that North America -- "meaning Mexico, China and Canada" -- will contribute two-thirds of the world's energy growth over the next two decades.



Friday, October 3, 2014

U.S. Surgeon General Still Silent on Ebola

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2014, 11:40 AM

"That silence matters," Joel B. Pollak writes at Breitbart, "because the doctors most directly involved in fighting the Ebola outbreak seem unable to explain -- or stop -- the disease. . . . Increasingly, the U.S. is beginning to resemble a third world country in its approach to the disease."



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Muslim Beheader (Who Has Nothing to Do With Islam) Demands Muslim Lawyer

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2014, 10:03 AM

This is "bad news for the Islamopologists," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com.

"The system can’t afford to let" accused Islamic beheader Alton Nolen "succeed because it puts the lie to the Religion of Peace," Greenfield notes.

For "once Nolen is out there claiming that he's fighting the good Jihad in the land of the sword, the Islampologists are going to have a much tougher time explaining it away."

Greenfield predicts: No Muslim lawyer for Nolen.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Secret Service or Animal House?

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2014, 10:51 AM

Well, as Investor's Busines Daily points out, "incompetence" is "running wild" at the once-proud but increasingly inept Secret Service, "which just let a knife-wielding intruder all the way into the East Room of the White House."

But the incompetence endeth not there. Almost anywhere you look, the federal government is flatly dysfunctional -- think of the IRS, Veterans Affairs, Benghazi, the Border Patrol, DOJ guns to Mexican drug cartels, an Obama "who seems routinely ill-informed."

"In his first inaugural address, Obama promised that 'those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account.' Maybe he'll get around to that after his 200th round of golf," IBD concludes.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Obama Skipping Nearly 60% of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2014, 09:53 AM

Wynton Hall reports at Breitbart.com:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

"I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," Obama is quoted as saying.

"According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were 'flabbergasted' by Obama’s attempt to shift blame," Breitbart reports.

"Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bulls-------," a former senior Pentagon official 'who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq' told the Daily Beast," according to Breitbart.com.



Monday, September 29, 2014

British Housewife-Turned Terrorist Training Female Suicide Bombers for ISIS

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2014, 08:57 AM

Bruce Golding reports at the NYPost:

A British housewife-turned terrorist known as the "White Widow" is training an all-woman army of suicide bombers for ISIS, it was reported Sunday.

Samantha Lewthwaite, whose husband blew himself up in the 2005 London bombings, joined ISIS this year and is now one of its most influential female members -- dubbed the "Special One" or the "Important Woman," Britain's Daily Star reports.

"Her most powerful weapon is her use of propaganda. She may well be orchestrating the videos we have been seeing emerge from [ISIS] in the last few weeks," an intelligence source is quoted as telling the Daily Star.

"Lewthwaite, 30, has been the world’s most-wanted woman since Interpol issued a "red notice" for her arrest following last year’s deadly terror attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya," according to the NYPost.



Friday, September 26, 2014

Watch: Eric Holder Scandal Montage

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2014, 10:32 AM

Youtube video at Townhall.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brits Arrest Radical Muslim Preacher

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2014, 09:01 AM

The U.K. Telegraph reports.

Radical Muslim preacher [Anjem Choudary] was arrested by police this morning, after claiming Britain will "never defeat Islamic State by bombs from the air" and that further military strikes would be a "rallying call" for Muslims.

Choudary, "the radical preacher arrested by Scotland Yard officers as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism, sent a series of Tweets shortly before his detention claiming that airstrikes on Islamic State were a "war on Islam," the Telegraph reports. "The extremist was one of nine men arrested this morning by the Metropolitan Police as part of a major Islamist terrorism investigation."



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Exposed: Twitter Conspiracy to Destroy Rush Is Small, Organized, Deceptive

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2014, 01:47 PM

Patrick Howley reports at the Daily Caller:

The recent campaign to silence conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh is led by ten liberal activists engaged in a more than four-year long effort to destroy Limbaugh by targeting his advertisers, including a Media Matters executive vice president.

A former Kent State university professor even targeted a small businessman advertising on Limbaugh’s show using her official university email account.

Information compiled by Limbaugh’s team -- and first provided to The Daily Caller --  demonstrates that nearly 70 percent of the tweets targeting Limbaugh’s advertisers come from the same ten Twitter users, all of whom are actively involved in the “Stop Rush” campaign, which keeps a database of all of Limbaugh’s advertisers.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do Gross Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2014, 10:49 AM

No. For example, Walter E. Williams writes:

According to a recent study conducted by Bond University in Australia, sharks are nine times as likely to attack and kill men than they are women. If sinister motivation is attributed for this disparity, as is done in the cases of sex and racial disparities, we can only conclude that sharks are sexist.
Another sex disparity is despite the fact that men are 50 percent of the population and so are women, men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. I wonder what whoever is in charge of lightning has against men.
Williams, who details instances of stark statistical disparities evident in education, business, sports, and more, concludes: "Courts, bureaucrats and the intellectual elite have consistently concluded that 'gross' disparities are probative of a pattern and practice of discrimination. Given all of the differences among people, such a position is pure nonsense."


Monday, September 22, 2014

Democrats Launch Campaign to Get "Rush Limbaugh off the Air"

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2014, 10:42 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart.com:

During the Bush administration, national Democrat leaders threatened to kill the ABC network's broadcast license if a miniseries unfavorable to the Clinton administration wasn't censored to satisfy Democrats. ABC complied. Earlier this year, Democrats started a push for a Constitutional Amendment to gut (literally) the First Amendment. Over the weekend, Democrats launched a campaign to get -- in their own words -- "Rush Limbaugh off the air."

"The petition to get Limbaugh off the air comes straight from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the form of a fundraising/petition email," according to Nolte. "The idea is to use the muscle of the petition to in turn muscle Limbaugh's advertisers to drop him. The phony outrage is manifested from a toxic stew of lies crafted by the DCCC and (naturally) Sandra Fluke that take Limbaugh's recent comments about sexual assault way, way, way out of context."



Friday, September 19, 2014

Duck Dynasty’s Phil: "We Legislate Murder, That’s What Abortion Is"

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2014, 10:46 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson gave one of the sermons Sunday at his church, where he criticized political correctness for diminishing the reality of sin and said the "politically correct crowd" had killed 55 million babies by abortion, and that this was legislated "murder," adding that now the government is "legislating perversion."



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Democrat Election Mantra: "I'm Not Barack Obama"

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2014, 09:38 AM

"This year, far more than the last midterm elections, Democratic candidates across the country are fleeing the incumbent president," Joseph Curl writes at the Washington Times.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bono: "I Give Thanks Just for the Sanity of Billy Graham"

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2014, 10:51 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

U2 frontman, investor, and philanthropist Bono, who isn’t shy about discussing his Christian faith, wrote a poem in honor of evangelist preacher Billy Graham that describes Bono’s relationship with Jesus as a "journey from Father to friend," and how he learned of this through "the voice of a preacher," Graham, "that gave my life a Rhyme."

Also, in a separate tribute to Billy Graham, Bono said, "At a time when religion seems so often to get in the way of God’s work, I give thanks just for the sanity of Billy Graham, for the clear and empathetic voice."

"As reported at the website for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Sept. 1, and picked up by the Huffington Post, Bono has been a long-time fan of Rev. Billy Graham, and went to visit him and his family at their home in Montreat, North Carolina in 2002," according to CNSNews.com.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Inclusive" Principal Bans Sandwich Donations From Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2014, 10:04 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews:

A California principal has banned donations on campus from a local Chick-Fil-A because of alleged discrimination by the fast food chain.

Ventura High School Principal Val Wyatt told the Ventura County Star that the company's "political stance on gay rights" was reason enough to prevent 200 donated lunches from being used by the school's booster club to raise money for the school's football team.

"Because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want [Chick-Fil-A] on campus," Wyatt is quoted as saying. "Her position has been backed by Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Trudy Little Arriaga, who said that 'we value inclusivity and diversity on our campus and all of our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission," according to LifeSiteNews.

So, you see it's all so simple: If you agree with the extremist homosexualist agenda, then you willl be included in the "inclusivity and diversity." If not, thou shalt not be tolerated. 

People who think for themselves, who question political correctness, who affirm the U.S. founding vision of unalienable rights in community with the Creator (as opposed to pseudo-rights dreamed up by California high school principals, etc., etc.) are otherized.

Well, we'll keep our freedom. And we reject the narrow-minded secular dogma that requires moral and intellectual suicide when in the presence of "diversity" and "inclusiveness."

Meanwhile, to find a Chick-Fil-A near you, click here



Monday, September 15, 2014

NYT: "Assault Weapons" a "Myth" Democrats Created in the 1990s

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2014, 10:48 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins reprts at Breitbart.com:

On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term "assault weapon" is one the "Democrats created" in the 1990s in order to ban "a politically defined category of guns."

Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of "assault weapons" is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of such guns in crime.

According to the NYT, America was "suffering from a spike in gun crime . . . in the early 1990s" so "Democrats created and banned [an entire] category of guns." The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004, and although crime fell during that time, a "detailed study found no proof" the decline was due to the ban.

The Times also notes that "'assault weapons' are not the gun of choice for criminals anyway -- and never have been. 'In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, FBI data shows.' And as Breitbart News reported on January 15, 2013, deaths in which an 'assault rifle' were involved constituted less than .012 percent of the overall deaths in America in 2011," according to Hawkins.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Police: Illegal With Kitchen Knife Stabs Woman 3 Times

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2014, 10:18 AM

Jeffrey A. Johnson reports at Pennlive.com:

An illegal immigrant was arrested early Wednesday in Chambersburg, after police said he stabbed a woman three times with a large kitchen knife.

Baldomero Velasco-Lopez, 37, who was living in the 700 block of Broad Street in Chambersburg, has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault. He was denied bail and is being held in Franklin County Prison.



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ted Cruz "Booed off the Stage" at "In Defense of Christians" Event

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2014, 10:15 AM

Matthew Boyle reports at Breitbart.com:

Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization.

Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" [IDC] organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd -- a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians -- public support for Israel.

After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.

"Tonight’s injection of politics when the focus should have been on unity and faith, momentarily played into the hands of a few who do not adhere to IDC’s principles. They were made no longer welcome," said IDC President Toufic Baaklini in a press release published after the "disruption at the IDC Gala Dinner."



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pelosi Wants to Give "Regulators Sweeping New Powers Over Internet"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2014, 09:03 AM

"The move is necessary," Pelosi said Monday, "to save net neutrality and protect Internet users," according to Brendan Sasso at NationalJournal.com.

"But Republicans and business groups warn that applying utility-style regulations to the Internet would strangle economic growth and ultimately mean worse Internet service," Sasso reports.



Monday, September 8, 2014

"Shariah Police" Patrolling Outside German Nightclubs

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2014, 11:11 AM

Sharona Schwartz reports at the Blaze:

The German government says it is going to crack down on volunteer patrols known as "Shariah police" recently seen walking outside nightclubs and a city train station asking passersby not to drink alcohol and gamble.

"Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the German newspaper Bild on Saturday. "Nobody can take it upon themselves to abuse the good name of the German police."

"The founder of the 'Shariah police' said the patrols aimed only to raise awareness in Wuppertal for strict Islamic traditions," the Blaze reports.

"These people’s intention is to provoke and intimidate and force their ideology," the Blaze quote Wuppertal Mayor Peter Jung as saying.



Friday, September 5, 2014

Planned Parenthood Created for "Population Control" of U.S. Blacks: Sen. Ted Cruz’s Dad

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2014, 11:12 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Margaret Sanger's original goal for Planned Parenthood was to limit the nation's population of black people, says the father of a prominent senator.

Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, told the Western Williamson County Republican Club in Texas August 21, "Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. And you can Google it and look at her written statement. The purpose of creating Planned Parenthood was for population control in the black neighborhoods. Look at where all or most of the abortion clinics are: in the black neighborhoods to control their population."

"Every black . . . should be enraged," he added.

"Sanger, who began the Negro Project in 1939 and founded Planned Parenthood as a contraceptive organization, wrote in a letter that 'we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the [black] minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members'," LifeSiteNews reports.

Watch this Youtube video of Cruz's remarks, beginning at the 58:40 mark.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Belief vs. Science: Lacking Scientific Support, UN Seeks "Young Woman" to Sell Global Warming

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2014, 10:46 AM

Andrew Bolt writes at the Aussie Herald Sun:

Professsor Ross McKitrick says in a new paper that the warming pause has now lasted an astonishing 19 years at the surface and 16-26 years in the lower troposphere.
. . .

With the science against the faith it has so frantically promoted, the UN searches for someone who will turn the debate.

Note well: it’s looking for someone who isn’t a scientist but who can play on guilt, racial politics, gender politics and victimhood.

"The UN has outed itself with this stunt," Bolt concludes. "Its criteria ensure no leading climate scientists need apply. See, this is no longer about science at all."



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Father of Man Killed by Illegal Immigrant Demands Obama Visit Son’s Grave

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2014, 08:05 AM

Stephen Dinan reports at the Washington Times:

The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash has challenged President Obama to visit his son’s grave before declaring any executive action halting deportations.

In a letter that Don Rosenberg sent last month to Mr. Obama through top officials at the Homeland Security Department, the grieving father said his son Drew might be alive had the federal government deported illegal immigrants who had run-ins with the law.

"My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions,” Rosenberg wrote, according to the Times. "Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime."



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Neanderthal Art" Found in Gibraltar Cave

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2014, 09:28 AM

From the UK Telegraph:

The first examples of Neanderthal art are thought to have been found in a cave in Gibralta.

The abstract etchings -- a series of lines resembling a noughts and crosses grid scratched into the wall of Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar -- are being cited as proof of Neanderthals' intelligence.

It was previously thought that only modern humans were capable of producing art. But the marks are being touted as evidence of artistic expression in Neanderthals as they were found beneath sediment that also hid Neanderthal tools.

"It is the last nail in the coffin for the hypothesis that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans," Paul Taçon of Australia's Griffith University is quoted as saying.

Taçon "told the AP news agency that the research showed that the engravings were made with great effort for ritual purposes, to communicate with others, or both," according to the Telegraph.



Monday, September 1, 2014

Farm Halts Weddings After Lesbian Tyrants Impose Their Private "Morality"

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2014, 08:21 AM

Breitbart reports:

Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm in New York, used to rent out their farm so couples could get married on the grounds. They will no longer offer such services because the state ruled they had to violate their Christian beliefs and allow same-sex weddings on their property. 

"The state had fined the Giffords $13,000 when they refused to allow a lesbian couple, Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, to be married on their farm in 2012. The Giffords were against a wedding ceremony for the lesbian couple but said a wedding reception would be permissible," according to Breitbart.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Prayer for Injured Teen Sparks Atheist Outrage

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2014, 10:06 AM

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News:

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches.

So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

But that simple act of compassion and humanity in Sanford, Florida sparked outrage from the Freedom From Religion Foundation -- a group of perpetually offended atheists from Wisconsin.

An FFRF attorney fired off a letter to the superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools -- accusing them of having an adult lead the prayer for the injured child.

Memo to these tyrannical atheists: Nothing in the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits players, coaches, teachers, cheerleaders, principals, janitors, mayors, governors, pastors, moms or dads, presidents or congressmen, etc., etc., from praying for injured football players at any time or in any venue.

The limitation demanded, by force of law, in the 1st Amendment is on the U.S. Congress. The Congress "shall make no law respecting an establishmet of religion, or probiting the free exercise thereof."

So as long as a coach, player, teacher, or pastor, etc., acting as Congress, is not making a federal law that establishes a national state church over the entire United States, well, they can pray to their hearts' and minds' content.

Equally so, as long as the aforementioned are not making a law that prohibits "the free exercise" of religion, well, they again are in the clear.

It's called freedom, under God. Just like the Declaration of Indepedence talks about (you remember that part about "unalienable rights" given by the Creator, don't you?). 

And, of course, the point of ratifying the U.S. Constitution was to establish a body politic that fleshed out the norms and principles of the Declaration.

Freedom under God is an everlasting norm of human freedom and dignity.

Not only is this true, but it happens to foster the creation of societies more humane and more free that what one might find in alternative approaches -- say, in the consistently atheistic USSR, the inhumane Red China of Mao, or in the humanity-hating and Christianity-hating Germany under National Socialism.

We know from logic and the evidence of history where the dicates of the likes of the FFRF lead. Go ahead and huff and puff, dear radicalized atheists. 

Meanwhile, we shall stand for freedom, for humanity, which happens to include living in community with God and man. In free America, you get to speak in public. Even to God.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Have Business, Will Travel: Dozens of Companies Leave America Under Obama

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2014, 08:49 AM

Ben Shapiro writes at Breitbart:

On Tuesday, Burger King announced that it would spend some $11 billion to buy Tim Hortons Inc., a Canadian breakfast food chain, then merge Burger King into it, thereby turning what was once a major American company into a major Canadian one. As the Washington Post reports, Burger King would "move the company’s headquarters to Canada, where corporate taxes are significantly lower."

This process, called inversion, has been occurring more and more often, despite the fascistic suggestion by President Obama that headquartering outside the United States represents a betrayal of God and country. Members of the Obama administration have taken to labeling business inversions a lack of "economic patriotism" -- presumably under the assumption that to stay in America, cut jobs, and lose all profits in order to pay higher taxes represents a sort of higher moral value than moving one’s headquarters and continuing to pay millions of workers and reward consumers with better and cheaper products.

"Some 25 major companies have participated in tax inversions since President Obama took office," Shapiro concludes. "That trend will continue to accelerate as President Obama ratchets up the rhetoric and threatens harsher action against companies that dare to buck his high-tax priorities."



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction, Speed

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2014, 10:07 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications" . . . .

The possible real-world result? Jeffrey concludes:

Automated automobile warning systems based on accurate data broadcast by other people's cars and roadway infrastructure can save lives.

But as vehicles become fully automated, as they surely will, and the people in them no longer have absolute control over the vehicle's movements, a key question will be: Who does?

The inertia of the post-Constitution federal government is that of denying human freedom, self-determination, and dignity while couching this denial in promises of greater safety or some other promised benefit.

Don't fall for it, America. With the ever-increasing consolidation and monopolization of federal power, who or what will protect Americans from the life-denying and inhumane "protection" of the federal government itself?



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Feds Creating Database to Monitor Political Activity, "Misinformation," "Social Pollution" on Twitter

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2014, 09:07 AM

Elizabeth Harrington reports at the Free Beacon:

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track "misinformation" and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor "suspicious memes" and what it considers "false and misleading ideas," with a major focus on political activity online.

"The 'Truthy' database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to 'detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution'," according to the Free Beacon.



Monday, August 25, 2014

"Duck Dynasty" Star Predicts Hollywood Will Produce More "Clean" Pro-Family Shows

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2014, 10:16 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson said he agreed that there is a large market for pro-family, pro-Christian shows like Duck Dynasty, and "they’ll be more shows" like it because if Hollywood can get millions of people to watch and "start making money," then it will "figure out a way to reproduce it."

He added that it would "be difficult" to reproduce a show exactly like Duck Dynasty, but a program that is "something the whole, entire family can enjoy, and it's clean and good" will come, they are "on the horizon."



Friday, August 22, 2014

Self-Defense Is a Biblical Obligation

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2014, 11:57 AM

Rabbi Aryeh Spero writes at American Thinker:

What is our obligation to those under fire from Islamic terrorists? Prayer is good, but not enough. Words of support are welcome, but not enough. What can one do when terrorists are not moved by our prayers or words of support for the hunted? Our religious obligation is to fight. 

We fight because self-defense is a mandate from the Bible -- the Torah, called by many the Old Testament. We fight to defend life. Because life is precious, the ultimate, we must defend it. The very definition of self-defense is permission to kill the one who is coming toward you to kill you. Self-defense is not simply our right to pray or support with words, but do whatever is needed to stay alive and protect our families.



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender Is "Mental Disorder," Sex Change "Biologically Impossible"

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2014, 08:03 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a "mental disorder" that merits treatment, that sex change is "biologically impossible," and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily Caller Congratulates TX Democrats for Turning Rosemary Lehmberg’s Drunk-Driving Conviction Into National News

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2014, 07:54 AM

Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller

Idicting Rick Perry seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, he’s a Republican who might run for president in 2016!

But now he’s fighting back . . . with Rosemary Lehmberg’s help.

For more on the Rosemary Lehmberg saga, watch this Youtube video titled "Setting the Record Straight."



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dershowitz: Perry Indictment "Totalitarian"

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2014, 09:16 AM

Wanda Carruthers reports at Newsmax:

The indictment of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry over abuse of power and coercion is reminiscent of the way that political dissent was handled in the Soviet Union, legal scholar and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV's"America's Forum."

Dershowitz, who make clear he would never vote for Rick Perry, said Monday the governor's indictment was driven by politics and is representative of "what happens in totalitarian societies."



Monday, August 18, 2014

"Cultural Vandalism": Hotel Chain Removes Bibles From Rooms

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2014, 07:30 AM

At Fox News:

The decision by one of Britain’s largest hotel chains to remove Bibles from its rooms has sparked complaints from Christians.

Travelodge, which operates 500 hotels, says the Bibles were removed for "diversity reasons," citing the country’s increasing multicultural influences, the Daily Mail reported. The chain reportedly said that despite the recent uproar, the decision to remove the Bibles was made in 2007.

 

The company said in a statement that the move was designed so as “not to discriminate against any religion.” 

 

"The Church of England is not happy with the hotel’s policy," Fox News reports. "[It is] both tragic and bizarre that hotels would remove the word of God for the sake of ergonomic design, economic incentive or a spurious definition of the word 'diversity,'" Fox quotes the church as saying in a statement.

"Tim Stanley, a U.S. historian, makes the point that no one ever lodged a complaint to Travelodge about the hotel room Bibles, and," according to Fox, "says in an op-ed for the Telegraph, 'It’s an act of cultural vandalism upon a tradition that goes back 126 years'."



Friday, August 15, 2014

Former NBA Star Rips Al Sharpton, Black Community

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2014, 07:56 AM

William Bigelow reports at Breitbart.com:

Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas weighed in regarding the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, which precipitated riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Noting Al Sharpton seeking to involve himself in the proceedings, Arenas took to Instagram to launch an attack on Sharpton, using racially insulting language and asserting that "the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it's always been #blackvsblack."



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Georgia Town to Atheists: Stop Bullying Our Kids

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2014, 10:45 AM

Todd Starnes writes:

The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson -- folks around Gainesville, Georgia, don’t take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children.

More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Wednesday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field.

The previous day, the atheists (acting on behalf of a single, unnamed citizen) sent a letter to school officials demanding that the football coaching staff stop participating in team prayers and that they remove all biblical references and religious messages from team documents.

"The American Humanist Association said the coaches are using their positions to promote Christianity and they said it appears that such religious activity is not an isolated incident," Starnes writes.

"Guilty as charged, said Congressman Doug Collins," according to Starnes. "He represents Georgia’s ninth congressional district."

"The liberal atheist interest groups trying to bully Chestatee High School kids say they have a reason to believe that expressions of religious freedom are 'not an isolated event' in Northeast Georgia," Starnes quotes Collins as writing in a statement.

"They’re right," the congressman is quoted as stating. "In Hall County and throughout Georgia’s 9th district, we understand and respect the Constitution and cherish our right to worship in our own way."



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Carson: Many Republican Politicians "Are Just Like the Democrats"

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2014, 09:52 AM

From Breitbart TV:

Dr. Ben Carson, author of One Nation, argued that "a lot" of Republican politicians "are just like the Democrats" on Tuesday’s Sean Hannity Show.  

"A lot of them [Republicans] who are running are just like the Democrats," Carson said. "They put the finger in the air and see which way the wind is blowing."



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Judge: Tenn. Ban on Homosex "Marriage" Is Constitutional

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2014, 11:10 AM

Michael Gryboski reports at Christian Post:

A judge has ruled that Tennessee's constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex marriage is legal, breaking a streak of judicial losses for the traditional marriage side.

Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. ruled last week against the claim that the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

"In 2006, Tennessee was one of multiple states in the U.S. to have a majority of voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage," Gryboski writes. "Known as Amendment 1, the ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly with 81 percent of voters in favor. In the same election cycle, Virginia, Wisconsin, South Dakota, South Carolina, Idaho and Colorado approved similar bans."

This win for marriage against its counterfeits is to be applauded. Tennesseans are right to protect marriage and family life, and judges who stand against homosexualist extremism are to be commended. 

The U.S. Constitution was drawn up and ratified to apply to governance and society the principles of freedom as set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

That Declaration, as every schoolboy and schoolgirl ought to know, understands human freedom and dignity as rooted in unalienable rights from the Creator, who, it turns out, is also the same origin for the remarkable and liberating center of civil society known as marriage and family. 

The protection of marriage -- in Tennessee and elsewhere -- is the protection of human freedom and dignity against the ravages and discriminations of many kinds of barbarism, including that of the current faddish, but false and extremist, homosexualist movement.

Related
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"



Monday, August 11, 2014

IRS in Secret Move Against Churches Again?

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2014, 11:40 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND: 

The Internal Revenue Service, already probably the most-feared and reviled federal agency in America’s history, is trying to live down its earned reputation for attacking conservative and church groups.

There still are multiple investigations ongoing as well as a multitude of lawsuits over the agency’s actions against those groups over the last five or six years. The IRS actions also are the focus of outrage in Congress where members are considering an arrest of former IRS official Lois Lerner for her actions to allegedly conceal information about the agency’s discriminatory practices.

Now it’s being revealed that the IRS could be launching another clandestine campaign against Christian churches, with targeted investigations and more.

Read more here.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Homeland Security Spends $450,000 on "State of the Art" Gym Memberships

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2014, 09:30 AM

Elizabeth Harrington reports at the Washington Free Beacon

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is spending more than $450,000 on gym memberships for TSA agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees who work desk jobs at a procurement office in Washington, D.C.

Last month, DHS bought gym memberships for ICE workers in its Office of Acquisition to boost their morale and "improve working conditions."

"DHS is not alone in providing gym memberships as a benefit to its employees," according to the Free Beacon. "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for creating new technologies for the Pentagon, spent $369,000 for Gold’s Gym memberships and $654,210 for Sport and Health memberships in May."



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson: Ebola Virus Could Be Used for Bioterrorism

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2014, 09:46 AM

"Dr. Ben Carson says he fears Ebola could be used for biological terrorism," Greg Richter reports at Newsmax.

"That's one reason he has said the two medical missionaries who contracted the virus in Africa should have stayed there for treatment until they were no longer contagious, he said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," according to Newsmax



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RedState: JournoList 2.0 Discovered

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2014, 09:02 AM

From Redstate:

A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon.

Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.

The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records request filed with a University of Wisconsin professor who happened to be a member of the network.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Is Thinking Now Obsolete?

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2014, 08:58 AM

Citing examples from Israel vs. Hamas, Drudge vs. Geraldo, and the minimum wage vs. higher employment, Thomas Sowell observes: "Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era."



Monday, August 4, 2014

$7,060,259,674,497.51: Federal Debt Up $7T Under Obama

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2014, 07:14 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion while Barack Obama has been president. 

That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. 



Friday, August 1, 2014

"Moderate" Iranian President Speaks of Jews as Hitler Did

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2014, 09:10 AM

From Investor's Business Daily:

On Wednesday, [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani showed what's behind his smile at a gathering of senior Iranian officials and diplomats from other Islamic countries.

"Today, this festering Zionist tumor has opened once again and has turned the land of olives into destruction and blood, and littered the land with the body parts of Palestinian children," Rouhani told them.

"Festering tumor" is even worse than Hitler's imagery in Mein Kampf -- "the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew."



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christians Not Welcome in Baton Rouge?

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2014, 11:12 AM

From Tony Perkins of the Family Research Center:

The degrading comments of a city councilman aligned with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and other prominent businesses in my hometown are sending a message to Christians and conservative businesses that they are not welcomed in Louisiana’s Capital City.

In attempting to pass a special rights measure based upon sexual behavior last Wednesday, Councilman John Delgado ironically lashed out at opponents in his closing remarks alleging that their opposition to the controversial ordinance was using the council to impose a  "Christian version of Sharia law on the citizens of Baton Rouge."

The comments came after three and half hours of public comment on the so-called "Fairness Ordinance," a measure similar to the one recently adopted by the Houston, Texas, council and now the focus of a citizen-led referendum to overturn it.

The "Fairness Ordinance" would create a new cause of action in District Court for allegations of discrimination on the basis of various categories, including sexual orientation and gender identity, something the Louisiana Constitution explicitly prohibits.

"Led by my good friend Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum, over 75 different churches and a number of prominent pastors assembled at the Metro Council meeting in opposition to the ordinance," Perkins continues, "many making the point it was not Christians and churches trying to make impositions upon the citizens but rather homosexual activists that are less than 3% of the population."

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Leading Liberal Website Falls for Fake Story About Michele Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2014, 12:50 PM

"Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed 'Americanization' labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children," the Daily Caller reports. "Think Progress’ owner, the Center for American Progress, is populated with numerous veterans of the Clinton and Obama administrations."

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