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Week Ending May 11, 2007
May 11, 2007 1:21PM EST

May 11, 2007
Week Ending May 11, 2007 - Washington, DC

The President's continuing problems with the border / Ft. Dix terrorists came into USA from Mexico / Church groups accepting Head Start funds will be forced to hire Muslims and gays / Senators want to forgive real criminals while criminalizing our thoughts / RFC meeting with ambassador from Muslim nation / RFC participation in World Congress of Families / Christian chocolate - is it sinless?

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BORDER PROBLEM NUMBER ONE This week President Bush had planned on a huge push for amnesty for illegals with help from big business and Democrat leaders such as extremist Nancy Pelosi. Just as the push for amnesty was to have begun, several terrorists were arrested in a plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey. Some of those involved were smuggled into the United States illegally from Mexico at Brownsville, Texas. Hmmm!

BORDER PROBLEM NUMBER TWO The man who helped to re-organize the US Customs and Border Patrol after 9-11 says the lengthy prison sentences handed out against two Border Agents for slightly injuring a drug smuggler were excessive. Meanwhile the rank and file agents are complaining bitterly over the Administration bringing about the arrests of Border Agents at the request of the Mexican government. Click here for more.

NO FAITH IN HEAD START - The House passed the Improving Head Start Act of 2007 (HR-1429) by a vote of 365-48. An amendment that would have incorporated important faith-based hiring protections was presented, but it never made it to the floor. Republicans offered a Motion to Recommit (MTR) that would have provided necessary faith-based hiring protections; however, the MTR failed by a vote of 195-222. Democrat Congressman Shuler (D-NC) offered H.Amdt 126, which praises the role of faith-based organizations in Head Start but does not enact into law any actual protections for faith-based organizations. This gave political cover for Members who did not want to have to vote on a real amendment to ensure faith-based hiring protections.

SENATORS AGAINST THE RULE OF LAW - The Senate, pushed by President George W. Bush and the big business lobby, is about to reveal a "bi- partisan" bill to forgive millions of law breakers living in the United States. The law breakers will be forgiven for stealing identities, forging Social Security and banking records and obtaining social benefits fraudulently. All this in the name of compassion! The same business leaders that are demanding all these crimes to be forgiven would put you or me in jail in a heart beat for taking a dime from one of their companies illegally. Contact your Senators Senators and tell them how you feel about amnesty for those who entered our nation illegally and who continue to break our laws.

JUST IN: Friday Afternoon Senator Reid announced he will file cloture on Monday on a motion to proceed to S. 1348, which is identical to last year's Senate passed Immigration Bill (S.2611).

SENATE THOUGHT CRIMES - Please urge Senators to oppose the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" (S-1105), which is the thought crimes legislation introduced by Senator Kennedy (D-MA). S-1105 is very similar to that introduced in the House by Rep. Conyers (HR 1592) which passed last week. Please point out to your Senators that President George W. Bush has issued a SAP stating that he may veto such legislation.

Dark Chocolate CHRISTIAN CHOCOLATE BARS? - I was sort of skeptical when I saw these, but I have to admit I was impressed by the design. These "God Is LOVE" candy bars are wrapped in an assortment of inspirational Bible verses and are also packaged with a protective sleeve which features 1 Corinthians 13. Also, each candy bar has a heart shaped piece of white chocolate that is cut away from the rest of the candy bar making them very unique. The only down side is that they are sold in a box of 12 bars. Great for birthday favors etc. My favorite is the dark chocolate. Other Scripture candies are available.

WE MEET ALGERIAN AMBASSADOR- On Tuesday, May 8th a small group of NGO leaders concerned with religious freedom, including myself, met with Ambassador Amine Kherbi of Algeria. During that meeting he was pressed on issues concerning religious liberty and family law. Currently criminal law is in line with Western standards; however, family law is dealt with in special Sharia (Islamic) courts.

WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES - The international conference of family oriented groups including the Religious Freedom Coalition began today (May 11, 2007) in Warsaw, Poland. The congress has had the full support of the Polish government which is one of the few in the European Union that does not have laws destructive of family values. Bob Armstrong, our legislative director, is representing the Religious Freedom Coalition at the congress and will present a full report on activities and conclusions of the World Congress of Families.

CHRISTIAN INTERNET STORE - There are literally tens of thousands of Christian theme items available at our affiliate store including jewelry from the Holy Land. It is a great place to shop for gifts. The store is located at Please help us with our various projects on Capitol Hill and in the Holy Land by shopping at our affiliate Christian Superstore . Contributions to the work of the Religious Freedom Coalition can be made at

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