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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gold Star Mom: Nike Owes "America an Apology"

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2018, 03:44 PM

Katherine Rodriguez reports at Breitbart:

A Gold Star mother is the latest to speak out against Nike’s latest "Just Do It" ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick for making light of the word "sacrifice."

Trina Hart, who lost her 21-year-old Marine son Ty Hart when his helicopter went down off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a mission in 2016, is blasting Nike for using Kaepernick as its spokesperson for an ad about "sacrifice," KOIN reported.

The Nike ad, which Kaepernick narrates, features stories from athletes who overcame illness or disabilities . . . .

"Hart said the ad belittles those like her son, who made the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for the U.S.," Rodriguez writes. 

"Everything is your life," Hart is quoted as saying. "My son sacrificed his life."

"Those other 11 men the night my son died sacrificed their lives. I'm sorry, I don't find any 'sacrificing everything' in what Colin Kaepernick did."

Nike owes "America an apology. They owe Gold Star families an apology," Hart said, according to Breitbart.

Read more



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trump: Steve Bannon "Not Only Lost His Job, He Lost His Mind"

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2018, 04:23 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

President Donald Trump issued a rebuke of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, saying Bannon has "lost his mind" after Bannon called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump's top campaign officials and a group of Russians "treasonous."

Here is the full Trump statement:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn't represent my base -- he's only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

Now, "NeverTrump Celebrates," Breitbart reports.

For me, let's get more facts out on the table and see what happened. That's usually difficult to do in the heat of the moment.

But for now, this:

1) Trump overstates in his repudiation of Bannon. As "chief strategist" Bannon clearly helped Trump win the 2016 election -- and so Bannon has something to do with Trump and his presidency. Bannon may be persona non grata at the Trump White House, etc., but that's a different statement.

2) I'm not at all convinced that meeting with Russians during a campaign constitutes treason or is unpatriotic. We need to know more about who was there -- more about all the who, what, where, when, and whys. At a minimum, before drawing conclusions (which should be open to adjustment, based on reliable, factual information), we need to see verifiable reporting on any such meetings -- and a lot of such reporting.

3) Stay cool, stay focused, ask for evidence, outlast the bombast, and continue to fight like Heaven for the restoration of the Declaration and Constitution to the body politic of the United States. This is our calling and challenge as "We, the People" -- and the Swamp in all its muck and mire remains to be drained.

Finally, "Test Everything." This attitude and approach applies to the statements and actions of presidents, White House staffers, political opponents, the Dark Media, the Deep State, people you trust, people you don't trust, NeverTrump, AlwaysTrump, preachers, doctors, celebrities, professors, scientists, etc., etc. Not to mention crossing the street.

In all of human affairs, your chances of arriving safely on the other side are greatly increased if you test everything.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pearceys Meet With NFL Chaplains, Wives

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2017, 04:32 PM

Nancy and I enjoyed a tremendous "Seminar-Workshop" afternoon yesterday from approximately 1:30-4:20 pm with several NFL chaplains and their wives at the Hyatt Place near the Galleria in Houston. 

Nancy presented some material on powerpoint, and both of us discussed a "test everything" Christian worldview and its holistic, real-world applications with this sharp group on staff with Athletes in Action.

Among the teams represented by chaplains were the Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of the chaplains says he may be transitioning to work more in baseball, with the New York Yankees.

The individuals in this group are so intriguing and motivated, and our discussion so lively, that Nancy and I didn't actually get around to meeting everyone and noting all the teams represented. That just means we have more work to do the second half.



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Here's Epic Email Suspended Christian Sent Muslim Prof to Challenge Her Flawed Lessons

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2017, 09:37 AM

Zach Swaim begins his College Fix report with the following quote from an email student Marshall Polston sent to Prof. Areej Zufari of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida:

On the one hand you report me to the dean for correcting you while you were indoctrinating students with false information.

On the other hand a Muslim student in class cracks a joke about chopping someone's body parts off and you do nothing.

Read more. Meanwhile, for students and teachers alike, "test everything."



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rasmussen: Most Say Democrats Hurt Themselves With Anti-Trump Strategy

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2017, 10:47 AM

Rasmussen reports:

Most voters agree that it's bad for America and bad for the Democratic Party if Democrats continue to flat out oppose everything President Trump does. Even Democrats are conflicted about their party's scorched earth policy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters think it's better for the country if Democrats oppose the president in every way possible.

Sixty-three percent (63%) say it's better for the country if Democrats try to work with the president instead.

"Forty-four percent (44%) of Democrats feel it's better for both the country and their party if they oppose the new president as much as possible," Rasmussen states. "But 46% say it's better for America if Democrats try to work with Trump, and 45% say it's better for their party, too."



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Radical Liberal Terrorism Watch: Violent Campus Rioting Reveals Modern Liberals as Fascist Tyrants

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2017, 02:01 PM

Tom Trinko writes at American Thinker:

The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution.

They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people. . . .

"It's time to stop pretending that the people who are the public face of modern liberalism are the loyal opposition," Trinko writes. "Instead, we should shout from the rooftops that they are fascists who wish to put the American people in chains."

Read the rest of the column here.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How Gosnell's House of Horrors Made Me Pro-Life

By Rick Pearcey • January 24, 2017, 09:17 AM

From investigative journalist and documentary producer Ann McElhinney at the Daily Signal:

Fast forward to April 2013 and Kermit Gosnell's trial in Philadelphia, when everything changed.

Nothing in the intervening years had shaken my feelings on the subject.

But the images shown in the courtroom were not from activists, they were from police detectives and medical examiners and workers at the 3801 Lancaster Ave. clinic.

The expert testimony describing "good" abortions was from OB/GYNs who had been performing abortions for 30 years. The witnesses swore an oath to tell the truth and to present the evidence, and they did, under pain of penalty for perjury.

What they said and the pictures they showed changed me. I am not the same person I was.

Read more.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Intelligence Revolts Against the Less-Than-Zero-Credibility National Media

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2016, 09:15 AM

Cameron Cawthorne writes at Freebeacon.com:

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar claimed on Monday that she witnessed Tea Party protesters spitting on African-American members of Congress and calling them racial slurs when she previously covered the Tea Party as a reporter in 2010.

The incident that Keilar alluded to allegedly occurred on March 20, 2010, when thousands of Americans arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest House Democrats preparing to vote for Obamacare.

"While many reporters said they witnessed the incident, Breitbart News debunked it and found there was no video evidence that it ever happened," Cawthorne reports.

"In April 2010," Cawthorne continues, "Breitbart offered a reward of $100,000 to the United Negro Fund for audio or video evidence to prove that that Reps. André Carson (D., Ind.) and John Lewis (D., Ga.) were called the 'N-word' as they were entering the Cannon House building on Capitol Hill. However, nobody claimed the reward, Breitbart reported." Read more here.

Update -- Additional Comment From FB: The liberal media today has zero credibility. Less than zero. It's in negative territory like a sinkhole devouring trustworthiness.

I, for one, am not interested in a member of this power establishment expecting me to take at face value anything he or she or it might claim to "report."

Why? Because these folks and this machine have taken sides. Instead of offering evidence to support their reporting, they provide a massaged "news" that is virtually immediately accompanied by a host of opinion people telling everyone what it all means.

You. Shall. Think. This. Way.

And, of course, you are a racist if you happen to think for yourself and therefore do not immediately fall down and worship their unbelievable excellence. "Please, please run my life and do my thinking and choosing for me."

A critical thinker, therefore -- a self-respecting human being, therefore -- no longer respects today's "news" as a source of reporting on real-world events. That well -- that source -- has been poisoned.

And if the anchors and achorettes want to do a news story on who did the poisoning, they might begin by looking in the mirror.

Healthy human beings do not allow dysfunctional systems to abuse them world without end.

Rather, engaging this, ahem, "news coverage" is really much more accurately described as performing opposition research on those who seek to do you in.

Media-viewing is therefore research into seeing what lines of attack and what lines of story-telling elitist, ruling-class interests (Democrat and GOP) and globalist interests and I-want-to-control-you interests are currently swinging at you to advance their agenda and to defeat their opposition's agenda.

In other words, folks: It's not news. It is not news.

It's sales and marketing, it's propaganda and war.

And it's a battle the human being as human being -- unalienable rights and all -- endowed by our Creator with tremendous worth and dignity -- yes, it's a battle the human being as human being must fight and win.

Intelligence revolts.

For more on a "Test Everything" critical thinking, please go here to see my Foreword to Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey.

Note: This column was originally titled "Democrat National Media: CNN Achorette Claims She Saw Tea Party Spit on Members of Congress."

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dear Muslim Woman: Want to Stop "Islamophobia"? Look in the Mirror. Stop Killing Everyone

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2016, 11:56 AM

Or as Jay Michaels puts it at American Thinker:

It's really up to Muslims.  If they're concerned about Islamophobia, they need to call off the jihad.  They need to stop killing and persecuting non-Muslims.  It won't be easy, because they've been doing it for 1500 years.  But that's the solution.

Normal humans who are alive generally like to stay that way. It's part of the structural blessings embedded into human nature by the Creator who endows human beings with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This Creator, by the way, is not very "religious" (the way that term is dumbed-down and deployed these days) but rather welcomes discussion, the evaluation of evidence, listening to alternative viewpoints, and drawing real-world, publicly actionable conclusions that are rationally sound, evidentially supported, and existentially viable. It's a "test everything" mentality (I've written about here) and a free-thinker's paradise.

In matters of truth and humanness, the sharpest sword is the most dull of instruments. And the most accurate laser bullet misses by a mile.

To concerned Muslims, my suggestion: Stop killing, start thinking. It's the humane thing to do, and it has the verifiable Creator's seal of approval.



Friday, September 30, 2016

Baltimore Ravens Tight End Benjamin Watson: Christianity Not Privatized, But Is Wholistic Reality-Oriented Commitment

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2016, 10:27 AM

When Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson was on radio and asked by Glenn Beck, "How hard is it to keep your faith in the world you live in?" Watson replied:

When you go to work, you are a Christian at your workplace. You're not a broadcaster who happens to be a Christian -- you're a Christian who does broadcasting and writes and those sorts of things. Same thing for me as an athlete. So everything I do, even just who I am . . . whatever the trials are and the temptations are in any job is not anything that is not uncommon.

The view expressed in our regressive politically correct culture today is contrary to what Watson has expressed and is the exact opposite of the humane and intregrated emphasis set forth in the Biblical data.

Secularists such as Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many Republicans, seem to want a tamed Christianity that is satisfied with forever sitting in prayer closets and having a totally privatized relationship with Jesus. Just don't bring "my faith" out into public life, as if that "faith" had anything to do with the real world of politics, public policy, social life, and all the rest.

What these regressives fail to appreciate is that the Biblical data concern the whole human being in the wholeness of life. What is given in the Christian worldview is a wholistic approach to life that sets people free to experience integrated, non-hypocritical lives in all that they do -- and not on the basis of a private "faith" but on the basis of verifiable truth-claims that can be considered, discussed, evaluated, and then applied with authenticity (not perfectly, but authentically) in the totality of the real world.

As an NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson has to make great moves on the field. But the real game-changers are the patterns of his life, made on the basis of truth that is humane, wholistic, and liberating. Not just for him, for also for the world around him.

For further reflection on these themes, please see my "Christmas in Space and Time" and my "Test Everything" Foreword to Nancy's most recent book, Finding Truth.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Brown and WashU St. Louis Embrace Free Expression

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2016, 10:16 AM

Because it is more difficult to sustain an irrational religious or secular cult -- or any other form inhumanity -- when a society affirms the God-given unalienable right to think, speak, and live free, we welcome news via Campus Reform that two unversities (in addition to the University of Chicago) are publicly bucking the cult of political correctness and reaffirming freedom of expression. 

According to Campus Reform, Washington University "affirmed its 'unwavering commitment to freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas' with a strongly-worded statement of principle by the faculty."

In addition, we have Brown University, whose president Christina Paxton in a WPost op-ed embraced "Freedom of expression" as an "essential component of academic freedom, which protects the ability of universities to fulfill their core mission of advancing knowledge. Suppressing ideas at a university is akin to turning off the power at a factory," Paxton wrote, according to Campus Reform.

The human calling to "test everything" and to bring the results of that testing out into the public square is an essential component of any society that would be enlightened and humane. 

Bravo to Brown and WashU. To transpose a phrase, may other universities see light in your light.

Go here to read the report from Campus Reform.



Monday, August 22, 2016

Viva Diversity!!! Federal Court Blocks Obama Regime's Extremist Trans Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2016, 04:21 PM

Ken Klukowski reports at Breitbart:

A federal judge has ruled in favor of 13 states against President Barack Obama's directive that public schools must allow students and adults to enter whatever bathrooms or showers they choose, a policy imposing transgenderism on the nation's schools.

Among the reasons the judge ruled that Obama's unilateral action is illegal is "because it violates the meaning of 'sex' in Title VII and Title IX, making the directive contrary to law," Klukowski writes.

The meaning of "sex" in Title VII and Title IX has nothing to do with how a 3rd-grader feels on Tuesday at 10 a.m. -- whether that feeling is "girlish" or "boyish." The meaning has rather to do with the biological facts of life, such that young males are biologically boys and young females are biologically girls. It's a wonderful diversity that respects the facts of life.

Why does Obama seek to crush this diversity?

Sometimes, it seems, politicians lose their way. Especially when they lust after power. And especially when they view government power as the means to impose their very private, fact-challenged personal belief system.

What's more, if they can cloak that lust in focus-group tested propaganda ("discrimination!" "equality!"), so much the better -- for the lustful politician, that is, not so much for the people over whom the Mussolinis seek to lord it over.

But, someone has said, "Facts are stubborn things." And thank the God of facts, evidence, evaluation, and critical thinking for that.

I'll tell you a secret: There's a really wonderful kind of discrimination called noticing the differences between male and female, boys and girls, men and women.

No doubt, Obama himself practiced discrimination when he chose his wife, Michelle, discriminating not only against all men but also discriminating against all other women.

I am sure that this would be an ongoing discrimination that wife Michelle might mightily agree with and respect.

And because of that "discrimination," just one woman (Michelle) now enjoys a very unequal amount of access to a man who not only is her husband but also is the president of the United States.

Clearly: This is good discrimination performed on behalf of a wonderful diversity. And a rather large tip of the hat to the joys of inequality, too.

But Obama's extremist transgenderism is anything but good and wonderful. For it rejects the facts of life and it seeks to impose upon all America a relativistic ideology that in principle alienates a person's "gender" from that person's biological sex. 

That's not governance, it's fanatcism. And the guilty party is Obama.

That's not respect, it's alienation. And the divisive one is Obama.

Let's celebrate this victory of common sense rooted in facts over against extremist politics rooted in fanaticism.

Intelligence "tests everything" and revolts when necessary. We shall overcome.



Friday, May 13, 2016

Challenging "Faith": Day 2 of Nancy Pearcey on James Dobson's "Family Talk" Radio

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2016, 01:06 PM

Click here to listen:

Many people today believe that Christians have a "blind faith"” that's based on feelings and not facts. But Nancy Pearcey returns to Family Talk to continue her explanation of how Christianity is the only worldview that is consistently logical. She also shows how no other worldview answers the questions that matter the most. Don't miss this powerful conclusion here on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.

For more on the Biblical basis for challenging blind "faith," see my Foreword to Nancy's book Finding Truth.

Here are the first few paragraphs:

Picture It's not every day that an avowed atheist and devout hymn writer agree.

First, from famed atheist Richard Dawkins: "Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."

Second, these words from the composer of a beloved hymn: "You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart." Pastor and musician Alfred Ackley wrote the hymn "He Lives" when challenged by the question "Why should I worship a dead Jew?" His answer is that Jesus is not dead but is the resurrected Messiah. How does Ackley know? "He lives within my heart."

What Dawkins condemns, Ackley approves. But note: both atheist and hymnist declare that "faith" is a matter of internal realities.

In contrast to this internalized definition of faith is the liberating call to "test everything" that infuses the Christian worldview and animates Finding Truth. In this vibrant mind-set, people are expected to think for themselves, question authority, examine evidence, and push for answers that make sense of our world.

Read more.



Monday, May 9, 2016

Trans-Hate Tyranny: The Queer War Against Male-Female Diversity

By Rick Pearcey • May 9, 2016, 11:19 AM

"The battle over men accessing women's bathrooms and vice versa has little do with bathrooms or even transgenderism, a well-known LGBT activist admitted last week," Claire Chretien writes at LifeSiteNews.

"It has everything to do with re-working society and getting rid of the 'heterobinary structure' in which we live -- eliminating distinctions between 'male' and 'female' altogether."

Or as a surgically altered extremist called Riki Wilchins puts it, "What really needs to be contested here is not just our right to use bathrooms with dignity . . . , but the entire underlying hetero-binary structuring of the world queers must inhabit."

Go here to read "Bathrooms Are Just the Beginning," by Claire Chretien.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

If Cruz Wins in Indiana . . .

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2016, 08:37 AM

The possibility of Donald Trump reaching the "magic number of 1,237 and win the nomination without a contested convention all comes down to next week's primary in Indiana and the big California primary on June 7," Daniel Horowitz writes at Conservative Review.

"If Cruz wins Indiana next week, he will be well on his way to blocking the path for Trump to clinch the nomination outright."

Read more.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Regnerus: Media Gush Over "Gay" Parenting Study -- But It Gives Much Bleaker Picture Than They Admit

By Rick Pearcey • April 25, 2016, 10:22 AM

The following article by sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas (Austin) appears at LifeSiteNews:

A new study of 6-to-17-year-old children of female same-sex households has been rushed to publication and is now making the rounds at the typical outlets, which are proclaiming that now the social science here is truly, genuinely, totally, finally settled.

The problem is that the study doesn't really accomplish anything near what its adoring fans claim it does. In fact, it all but undermines their wish for consensus.

"Here's what the new study claims," Regnerus writes: "No differences were observed between household types on family relationships or any child outcomes."

But "here’s what the study actually signals," Regnerus counters: "Female same-sex parents report more anger, irritation, and comparative frustration with their (apparently misbehaving) children than do opposite-sex parents."

And then the rest of Regnerus' 1,500-word-plus analysis articulates this thesis.

"People think I have it in for the LGBT community(ies)," Regnerus observes. "I do not." Instead, Regnerus does "have it in for a [so-called] science that refuses to proceed honestly, and instead shelters privileged groups -- as it currently is doing -- with a protective shell of administrators, grant-makers, and editors."

Caring about empirical science rather than politically correct propaganda outcomes may not win Regnerus high approval ratings in San Francisco, but "there are more important things in life than" popularity, the sociologist notes.

But "about the comparative advantages of stably-married households with mom, dad, and children, I am not wrong. It will take more than smoke, mirrors, and shifty rhetoric to undo the robust empirical truth."

As I have noted on radio, in print, and in speaking, test everything, my friends. "Test everything."



Monday, January 18, 2016

Join Nancy Pearcey and J. Richard Pearcey at Houston-Metro Conference

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2016, 10:07 AM

Nancy and I will be speaking at a conference in the Houston area Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Titled "Christ Culture Conference -- Finding Truth Now," the event will be held at Sienna Ranch Baptist Church in Missouri City, Texas, in the southwest Houston metro area.

Here's the schedule of the conference:

9:00-10:00 am -- Open doors/light refreshments

10:00-11:00 am -- J. Richard Pearcey presents: "Test Everything: What Every Atheist and Christian Needs to Know"

11:15 am-12:15 pm -- Nancy Pearcey presents: "Finding Truth: Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes"

Lunch Break: 12:15-1:15 pm (Lunch is provided by Sienna Ranch)

1:15-2:15 pm -- J. Richard Pearcey presents: "A Nation in Crisis: The Truth About Where We're Headed and What We Can Do About It"

2:30-3:30 pm -- Nancy Pearcey presents: "The Worldview Factor: Finding Sexual Healing in a Secular Age"

3:45-4:30 pm -- Book Signing: Nancy Pearcey available to sign books

Talks subject to change

This conference is free of charge, and there will be a book table.

For more information, please see this announcement from Sienna Ranch Baptist Church.



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Breitbart: "Welcoming" Christian Charities Try to Crush Americans' "Pockets of Resistance" to Muslim Migration

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2015, 09:31 AM

Michael Patrick Leahy writes at Breitbart:

The nine contractors receiving huge payments from the White House’s $1billion U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program have launched an aggressive PR campaign to crush what they call "pockets of resistance" to the Muslim migration into the United States.

That campaign is led by Welcoming America, a "non-profit" immigrant advocacy group run by “Ashoka Fellow” David Lubell. His group received its first funding in 2007 from the George Soros-financed Four Freedoms Foundation.

"The Obama administration intends to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees, almost all Muslim, to the U.S. in FY 2016, unless Congress decides this month to restrict the program's use of taxpayers' funds," Leahy writes.

"Five of these nine 'voluntary agencies,' dubbed VOLAGs, are Christian non-profit organizations," Leahy explains. "They include Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Church World Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, and World Relief Corporation, which is an arm of the National Association of Evangelicals."

According to Leahy, "the phrase 'pockets of resistance' first entered the vocabulary of the State Department and the subcontracting VOLAGs in 2013, as Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote at the time. But its origins can be traced to the founding of Lubell’s Welcoming America, which was financially aided by George Soros."

Welcoming America has since "scrubbed the link to George Soros and the Four Freedoms Fund that was once on its website," Leahy notes. "The screenshot showing that connection, however, can still be found using the Internet Wayback Machine here."

Meanwhile, "lopsided majorities of Americans strongly oppose the migration of Muslims to the United States," Leahy writes. He explains:

Muslim migrants tend to be unskilled, heavily reliant on taxpayer-funded welfare programs, reluctant to integrate into Americans' society, are under intense pressure from fellow migrants to preserve their own mix of religion, culture and politics, relatively likely to join jihad groups -- 56 Muslims were indicted on jihad charges in the first 11 months of 2015 -- and to support pro-jihad political groups.

"Yet the federal government is set to increase their population in the United States up to 6.2 million by 2030," Leahy writes. "For example, a record 680,000 migrants from Muslims countries were granted Green Cards from 2009 to 2013. Also, two million people from Muslim-majority countries were admitted to the United States since the jihad atrocity on 9/11, 2001."

According to Leahy, "In the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks in which ISIS terrorists killed more than 120 innocent civilians, Welcoming America went into action, leading the way for the Christian 'non-profit' VOLAGs that live on the $1 billion a year Refugee Resettlement program.

As noted by Leahy, Welcoming America released November 18 the following statement:

This past week has been one of great loss, and all of us at Welcoming America are deeply saddened by the tragic events in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria, and other parts of the world. It is particularly at times of tragedy and fear -- when our values and resolve are most tested -- that we must redouble our efforts to live up to our ideals, including serving as a beacon of hope to the persecuted. We must demonstrate our welcoming character because This is Who We Are.

Families from Syria who are seeking a better life embody American values that have guided our country since its founding -- packing up everything and moving to a new place takes courage and resilience. They’ve defied all odds to arrive in a safe place, and we have the opportunity to reaffirm our values by responding with compassion. Moreover, communities are stronger when they are welcoming.

We are deeply heartened by declarations of welcoming toward Syrian refugees coming from all corners of the country, from community members to religious leaders to mayors and governors. These voices, largely emanating from local communities, have unfortunately not been fully heard by many in this country. At Welcoming America we will be working to elevate the voices of the compassionate majority, reminding America and the world that this is who we are.

To that effect, we have created a This is Who We Are page where we are compiling a list of statements and actions coming from communities is support of Syrian refugees, and we invite you to help us grow this list. If you have an inspiring quote or story of welcome, please share it with us.

"Democratic politicians — and the 'faith leaders' tied to VOLAGs and the $1 billion in funding -- quickly added their voices to the Welcoming America statement," Leahy writes.

Among the "three 'faith leaders,' all associated with VOLAGs," who "joined in as well, offering these statements of support for continuing to fund the $1 billion U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program" Leahy notes, is this from Leith Anderson, "President of the National Association of Evangelicals [corresponding VOLAG-World Relief]":

We are horrified and heartbroken by the terrorist atrocities in Paris, but must not forget that there are thousands more victims of these same terrorists who are fleeing Syria with their families and desperately need someplace to go

And yet, "despite the concerted PR efforts of Welcoming America, Democratic politicians, and 'faith leaders' associated with the VOLAGs," Leahy notes, "there is a growing variety of 'pockets of resistance' by normal Americans to this massive wave of Muslim migration."

Leahy concludes: "As more light is shed on the close connection between the Obama administration, George Soros, and the non-profit Christian VOLAGS, those 'pockets of resistance' are likely to become even more widespread."



Monday, August 24, 2015

Reactionary Satanists "Waterboard" Women in Planned Parenthood Counter-Protest

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2015, 11:59 AM

Barbara Boland reports at the Washington Examiner:

Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan, Planned Parenthood locations Saturday.

Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook.

The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."

Unfortunately for this Satanic propaganda campaign, the fact is that America is a nation rooted in a verifiable, knowable Creator who welcomes questions ("test everything") and has endowed human beings with "unalienable rights," among them the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," the anti-Satanist Declaration of Independence states.

"Members of the Satanic Temple drew inspiration for their 'political theatre' from the nationwide anti-Planned Parenthood protests Saturday," the Examiner reports. "Tens of thousands showed up to protest Planned Parenthood at over 300 locations across the country after a series of undercover videos revealed the abortion giant was harvesting and selling fetal organs and tissue," according to the Examiner.

"The pro-life protesters hope to end Federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, which currently receives over half a billion dollars per year. Michigan state senators, some of whom appeared at the protests Saturday, have launched their own bill to defund the organization," the Examiner reports.

"The Satanic Temple strongly opposes the promotion of misinformation and believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion," the Examiner quotes the group's website as as saying.

Satanists "consider our action a form of worship; the rejection of tyranny is an affirmation of selfhood. So long as perverted theocratic systems of power attempt to manipulate our communities and distort truths for political gain, we will rebel," the Satanist website also states, according to the Examiner.

"Satan worshipers believe that 'Satan is representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom,' proclaims the Satanic Temple's web site," the Examiner reports.

The Satanist position faces several difficulties, let us say. "Eternal rebel"? Not quite, because Satan is a creature and therefore is not the "eternal" anything.

"Rebel"? OK, but against what? Well, against what truly is enlightened inquiry -- to be more precise, enlightened inquiry into the inhumanity of Planned Parenthood's murdering of pre-born human beings and harvesting their body parts for profit.

Actually, these Satanist folks are reactionaries -- relying on ignorance and sloganeering to deny, among other things, the "personal freedom" of innocent human life. After, one cannot practice "personal freedom" if one is killed in the womb.

Instead of anti-science Satanism and its reactionary superstitions, far better to embrace knowledge, wisdom, ethics, and humanity living in liberating community with God and neighbor. That is a vision for humanness and freedom.

By the way, I'm all for "eternal rebellion" if that means resisting and overcoming any dehumanizing idol (like Satan, for example) that rises up in opposition to the good, the true, and the beautiful.

As I have written elsewhere: "There is a sense in which" human beings are in fact "hardwired to rebel -- not against good, but against evil. Not against life in community with our Creator and our neighbor, but agains that which, if not resisted, alienates us from the good, the true, and the beautiful -- including freedom. So of course a creature destine for freedom is a creature of resistance against tyranny, and so the founders in the Declaration affirm the 'right' and 'duty' to 'throw off' a government has as it 'direct object . . . the establishment of an absolute tyranny'."

And while we're at, let's throw off the unenlightened reactionary superstitions of Satanic propaganda. Saving the "least of these" from an experience far worse than water-boarding is on the right side both history and humanity. If the Satanists are upset, you might be doing something right.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Walter E. Williams: Academic Fascism

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2015, 10:26 AM

Walter Williams writes in a column published today:

From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand.

Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses.

Williams supports his thesis with examles from the University of California, Harvard, Oberlin College, Vassar, Azusa Pacific, and Brandeis University and then writes:

Western values of liberty are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. These people want to replace personal liberty with government control; they want to replace equality before the law with entitlement. As such, they pose a far greater threat to our way of life than any terrorist organization or rogue nation. Leftist ideas are a cancer on our society.

"Ironically," Williams concludes, "we not only are timid in response, but also nourish those ideas with our tax dollars and charitable donations."

There is no humane reason to support this kind of oppressive agenda that poses as liberation but ends in unfreedom. Far better to "test everything."


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