1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
There’s one thing we do appreciate being able to present to you, our readers, and that is hypocrisy. For instance, I love it when the progressive socialist detractors make comments on this site that no one cares what’s being written here — so why are they here?
Or when those affectionate little liberal progressive cupcakes rant about the intelligence level of the readers of this site, yet they’re reading every article. Oh the joy of witnessing the hypocrisy of the left. It is comical but there are times when hypocrisy is no laughing matter — as I shall now share.
As reported by the Christian Daily, “The Turkish government has seized all its last remaining Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Churches in accordance with the expropriation order issued last month. The expropriation, according to the government, aims to rebuild and restore the historical center of Diyarbakir, the largest city in southeastern Turkey.
The government declared the “urgent expropriation” of 6,300 plots of land in the Sur district in March. The expropriation order came from a council of ministers led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President.
Six Diyarbakir Christian Churches are now made state property of Turkey and under state control. These Churches are the following: the Virgin Mary Syriac Orthodox Church, the Surp (Armenian for “Saint”) Sarkis Chaldean Catholic Church, the Diyarbakir Protestant Church, the Apostolic Armenian Surp Giragos Church, an Armenian Catholic church, and the Mar Petyun Chaldean Catholic Church.
Reports by the Turkish-American Daily note that concerns by the Armenian, Syriac, and Chaldean communities regarding the ruling have greatly increased. About 330 structures in the Sur neighborhood were demolished for an urban renewal program. The decision, which was based on Turkey’s Expropriation Law Article 27, was claimed to be the “last resort” in keeping and protecting the area and the Churches.
“The government didn’t take over these pieces of property in order to protect them. They did so to acquire them,” Pastor Ahmet Guvener tells the World Watch Monitor. Guvener is a pastor of the Diyarbakir Protestant Church. He considers the expropriation as the government’s way of taking over the city’s Church buildings.”
And Obama’s response to all of this? Well of course it’s…nothing. Crickets. A dial tone. Silence.
Just a bit of history… Diyarbakir was the place where some of the worst of the Ottoman Turk massacres of the Assyrians occurred in 1914-1918. And just as then, so it is today — the world turns a blind eye. We have articulated it before, and shall do so again. Recip Tayyip Erdogan is not a Turkish leader in keeping with the traditions of Kemal Ataturk; he is an Islamist. And according to President Barack Obama, a very close friend and ally.
Yes, this is the same Erdogan who wants full European Union membership, but it should be denied at every turn based on this egregious action. And for Erdogan to believe that anyone would accept his excuse of “protection” is disingenuous to say the least. It also begs the question, from what do these churches require protection?
Here is the hypocrisy. What do you think would happen if Christians went in and seized mosques? Here we are in America and folks are all up in arms about surveillance of mosques where Islamist proselytization could be occurring. What if in America mosques were seized in order to provide them “protection?” Yep, you can just imagine the outcry. Where is the condemnation from Obama? Are these actions of Erdogan in keeping with the highest and best of our values and principles of freedom of religion? There can be no debate that Turkey – the Ottoman Empire – doesn’t have the best history when it comes to “coexistence” with the historical Christian communities, such as the Assyrians and Armenians. And some things just do not seem to change. Here is the bottom line: a Muslim nation just seized Christian churches and made them state property – any of you remember what the Hagia Sophia once was? Yes, it was the largest church in the Greek Orthodox Church in the Eastern Holy Roman Empire…it too was seized.
But the hypocrisy doesn’t end in Turkey. As reported by the FirstLiberty.org newsroom, “In just 33 days, the highest court in the military will hear oral arguments in United States v. Sterling, a case that will determine whether military members’ religious expression is constitutionally protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Even though the arguments are over a month away, the magnitude of the case necessitates the attention of all Americans now. It began with one U.S. Marine displaying a Bible verse in her personal workspace. The Bible verse was torn down, thrown in the trash, and the Marine ultimately court-martialed.
The first case of its kind, United States v. Sterling will have lasting implications for the religious freedom of military members. It could even go to the United States Supreme Court.
“If the government can order a Marine not to display a Bible verse, they could try and order her not to go to church on the weekend,” says First Liberty Director of Military Affairs and Senior Counsel Mike Berry. “Restricting a Marine’s free exercise of religion is blatantly unconstitutional.” We brought you this story last year and it’s still unbelievable. “While stationed at Camp Lejeune in 2013, LCpl Monifa Sterling, a devout Christian, noticed that other service members had placed various personal items in their workspaces. She decided to follow suit by displaying one of her favorite Bible verses. Sterling printed a personalized version of Isaiah 54:17: “No weapons formed against me shall prosper.” But after taping it in three different places in her workspace, Sterling’s supervisor ordered her to remove the Bible verses.
When Sterling asked why, her supervisor said, “I don’t like the tone.” Sterling explained that it was her First Amendment right to display the Bible verse and declined to take them down. No other person in the unit ever complained about the verse.
The next day, Sterling discovered that her supervisor tore down the Bible verses and threw them in the trash. Sterling reprinted the verses and re-posted them around her workspace. The U.S. Government then charged Sterling with the crime of failing to obey a direct order.”
So where is first lady Michelle Obama on this case of discrimination — and Lance Corporal Sterling is a black female Marine. I guess her case means nothing for the first lady, or to the progressive socialist left period, end stop. Here in America we have folks all up in arms about not having cakes made for this same-sex weddings, yet a Marine cannot display inspirational Biblical verses in her workspace?
And we know our dear friend Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has stated that Christians in the military who proselytize are deserving of courts-martial. So where does this case end up? We will be watching, but just imagine if the Marine supervisor had torn down Koranic verses and thrown them into the trash? Heck, remember when our Commanding Officers in Afghanistan had to apologize because a rumor got out that pages of the Koran were found in the trash? So, who will be apologizing to LCPL Sterling?
I’d prefer comical hypocrisy, but these stories need to be shared. So the next time someone tells you persecution of Christians isn’t happening — share these stories with them. But, knowing the progressive socialist left, truth to them is like sunlight on a vampire — totally repulsive, and deadly.
Obama means to do as much damage as he can in the last months of his failed presidency. Europe is the cautionary tale. It had been struggling with its Muslim population, but this invasion/hijrah is the final nail in the coffin. Obama means to bring it here.
“U.S. plots with United Nations to expand Syrian refugees from 10,000 to 200,000,” By Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 4/25/16, (thanks to Lookmann):
In a move around the standard refugee settlement process in America, the United Nations and the administration are scheming to find other ways to boost the number of Syrians entering the country, from 10,000 this year to possibly 200,000.
U.S. officials, meeting with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, joined in a project that looks to “alternative safe pathways” to setting Syrian refugees in America and Europe that include pushing colleges and universities to offer tuition programs and encouraging Syrians already in the country to open their homes to those who’ve fled the war-torn Middle East nation.
The plan already has one victory. Last week, the University of Southern California revealed that it is offering five free tuition programs for Syrian refugees, including one in the school’s journalism program.
The effort was revealed Monday in a Center for Immigration Studies post. It quoted a Georgetown University professor and U.N. refugee policy advisor who spelled out the backdoor plan to settle thousands more Syrians past the 10,000 President Obama has pledged to OK this year.
Beth Ferris, a research professor at Georgetown University and U.N. advisor, even suggested a total of 200,000 at a recent Brookings Institution conference:
“Refugees and government officials are expecting this crisis to last 10 or 15 years. It’s time that we no longer work as business as usual … UNHCR next month is convening a meeting to look at what are being called ‘alternative safe pathways’ for Syrian refugees. Maybe it’s hard for the U.S. to go from 2,000 to 200,000 refugees resettled in a year, but maybe there are ways we can ask our universities to offer scholarships to Syrian students. Maybe we can tweak some of our immigration policies to enable Syrian-Americans who have lived here to bring not only their kids and spouses but their uncles and their grandmothers. There may be ways that we could encourage Syrians to come to the U.S. without going through this laborious, time-consuming process of refugee resettlement.”
The Geneva meeting took place March 30 and CIS had the details on what occurred.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, told representatives of 92 nations that they needed to explore “alternative avenues” for the admission of Syrian refugees. He said:
“These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, labor mobility schemes, student visa and scholarships, as well as visa for medical reasons. Resettlement needs vastly outstrip the places that have been made available so far… But humanitarian and student visa, job permits and family reunification would represent safe avenues of admission for many other refugees as well.”
At the end of the meeting, he said that many countries had made commitments, among them:
— Increasing the number of resettlement and humanitarian admission places.
— Easing family reunification and increase possibilities for family reunion.
— Providing scholarships and student visas for Syrian refugees.
— Removing administrative barriers and simplify processes to facilitate and expedite the admission of Syrian refugees.
— Using resources provided by the private sector in order to create labor mobility schemes for Syrian refugees.
It would be just the latest expansion of benefits for refugees that Americans and other nations already supply. Secrets reported Sunday, for example, that poor refugee children receive more cash payments, food stamps and Social Security than poor American children.
The Belgian justice minister said the Muslims will outnumber practising Christians in Europe “very soon.”
Well, there you have it. With Merkel at the helm of this invasion, Europe is cooked. Like the Christmas goose. Every Muslim majority country is a nightmare for non-Muslims (and non-practicing Muslims).
The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam: Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. These percentages a a few years old — they have grown substantially.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well. Here’s how it works. As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States — Muslim 0.6% Australia — Muslim 1.5% Canada — Muslim 1.9% China — Muslim 1.8% Italy — Muslim 1.5% Norway — Muslim 1.8%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 2% Germany — Muslim 3.7% United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7% Spain — Muslim 4% Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
France — Muslim 8% Philippines — Muslim 5% Sweden — Muslim 5% Switzerland — Muslim 4.3% The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5% Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana — Muslim 10% India — Muslim 13.4% Israel — Muslim 16% Kenya — Muslim 10% Russia — Muslim 15%
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40% Chad — Muslim 53.1% Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70% Malaysia — Muslim 60.4% Qatar — Muslim 77.5% Sudan — Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83% Egypt — Muslim 90% Gaza — Muslim 98.7% Indonesia — Muslim 86.1% Iran — Muslim 98% Iraq — Muslim 97% Jordan — Muslim 92% Morocco — Muslim 98.7% Pakistan — Muslim 97% Palestine — Muslim 99% Syria — Muslim 90% Tajikistan — Muslim 90% Turkey — Muslim 99.8% United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100% Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100% Somalia — Muslim 100% Yemen — Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
‘Muslims in Europe will outnumber practising Christians very soon’ warns politician MUSLIMS will outnumber practising Christians in Europe “very soon”, the Belgian justice minister has claimed. By Jake Burman, The Express, Apr 26, 2016
Koen Geens claimed the shift in balance is because “Christians are generally less practising” and “not because there are too many Muslims”.
He told the European Parliament’s justice and home affairs committee that Europe “does not realise this, but this is the reality”.
ut Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon warned MEPs: “The worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam.“To make an enemy of all of those people, we really will be creating problems.”He made the comments at a hearing into the last month’s Brussels attacks by Islamic State militants.
The Belgian justice minister said it is ‘the reality’
Jan Jambon told MEPs not to ‘make an enemy of Islam’
Jambon went to to say that “we need to get… Muslims on our side” in order to snuff out terrorists and the networks supporting them.The deputy prime minister was accused of fuelling tensions with Belgium’s Muslim community when he claimed Muslims were “dancing” after the Brussels attacks that left 32 dead.He also accused Muslim residents of the Molenbeek district of attacking police officers during an operation last month to arrest Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam.Several terrorists involved in the atrocities lived in Molenbeek – which has a large Muslim population.Eurostat – Brussels’ statistics group – does not compile figures on religion.However European Commission figures from 2012 show that 72 per cent of people across Europe said they were Christian – compared to two per cent who identified themselves as Muslim.
Barack Obama’s bitter half, Michelle Obama, returned to the commencement speech circuit this weekend—and her grievance dial is turned up to 11.
Last year, Mrs. Obama used her graduation address at Tuskegee University to complain, complain, complain about Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and yes, my book Culture of Corruption.
The other Michelle was MAD that I exposed how she benefited financially and professionally from her Chicago political crony connections—all while carping about the eternally debilitating effects of racial discrimination in America.
Apparently, Mrs. O has NOT moved on. This Saturday, she was back at it again with the race rants – this time at Jackson State University in Mississippi.
The First Lady said she and her husband still experience bigotry and she feels black students’ pain.
"Maybe it's when you're driving somewhere and you're stopped for no particular reason,” she empathized.
Two letters: B.S. Mrs. Obama’s anecdote turned out to be a tall tale — with the emphasis on “tall.” The reason the 5-foot-11 first lady was asked to get detergent off the Target shelf was that her vertically challenged fellow shopper couldn’t reach it. How do we know this? Because Mrs. Obama said so herself in a radically different version of the Target story she told David Letterman three years ago.
MMM.MMM. MMM. Michelle the Liar Obama. It’s just another example of left-wing lunacy. Liberals see racism where it doesn't exist, fabricate it when they can't find it and ignore it within their own ranks.
I give Mrs. Obama’s phony commencement message a big, fat “F.”
Recently the Lexington Herald-Leader in our home state of Kentucky published an excellent opinion piece about the Ark Encounter and the secular billboards that the Tri-State Freethinkers (led by an avowed atheist) want to put up to counter our Ark project. This billboard campaign—which features a “bathtub ark” and the words “genocide and incest park”—is meant to discourage people from visiting the Ark when it opens July 7.
Jim Helton, president of the 1,300-member group, warns that “while they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment.”
Oh where to begin?
Positive note: these atheists welcomed the term “immorality” into their vocabulary. Negative: atheists exegeting Bible stories are bound to miss major points. Of all the things to protest as immoral in our day, it is wildly off-target to pick on a Bible story meant to teach what happens to people when they become immoral.
It is no less ironic that the Tri-State Atheists are imposing their concept of morality from a worldview that is bereft of moral absolutes. Such contradictions aren’t uncommon but increasing are displays of hostility by fundamentalist atheists offended at public displays of religion.
It’s interesting that atheists, who have no foundation for moral absolutes except their own opinion, are accusing the holy and just God—who as Creator has every right to punish sin—of being immoral. But how do they define immoral? Well, the only way to do that is to appeal to moral absolutes—which are found in God’s Word.
This new atheist billboard campaign highlights how intolerant these secularists are of Christians exercising their right to freedom of religion—and also highlights how inconsistent they are in their beliefs. They don’t want people to be exposed to the truth of God’s Word. Interestingly, one secular radio personality, who agrees with some things the Tri-State Freethinkers do (such as trying to keep the Gideons from handing out Bibles in public schools), said in an on-air interview with the president of the Tri-State Freethinkers,
Many things I agree with you guys with . . . but . . . I disagree with you. I think this [putting up the billboards] is petty; I think it’s beneath you guys.