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Week Ending October 12, 2007
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October 12, 2007
Week Ending October 12, 2007 - Washington, DC

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ALL NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT for October 11, 2007 now available!

PRESIDENT CELEBRATES MUSLIM HOLY DAY - On October 5th the President celebrated a Ramadan Iftar dinner with Muslims at the White House. In his remarks the President said, "Ramadan is also a good time for Americans of all faiths to reflect on the values we hold in common -- including love of family, gratitude to the Almighty, devotion to community, and a commitment to religious liberty." The President forgot to include the facts that Islam has a polygamous structure that teaches that women are property and have virtually no rights, and that that those of other religions should be treated no better than slaves. Click here for the President's statement.

TEXAS FIGHTS PRESIDENT BUSH IN COURT - Jose Medellin, an illegal in the United States, was tried and convicted of the gang rape and murder in 1994 of two young girls and was sentenced to death. After losing a number of appeals he claimed in 1997 that he did not get a fair trial because he didn't get help form the Mexican consulate. Siding with the Mexican government President Bush has ordered that the execution not take place and that there be a new trial based on a decree by a foreign court. The state of Texas has told the President this is a state issue and none of his business. This week the case between Texas and the President was heard by the Supreme Court. This is the issue: can Texas and other states have their laws changed by foreign courts and should the President enforce the decrees of those courts? Click here for CNS story on this issue

Meanwhile two border patrol agents the Administration ordered prosecuted because they shot a fleeing illegal who was smuggling drugs, are still in prison. No international court has intervened to free these men, whose only crime was defending our border.

THE FLAG FLAP - My dear friend Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) went to be with the Lord this week. A few years ago she gave me a flag that was flown over the Capitol and dedicated to me as chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition. Congressmen frequently dedicate flags at the request of constituents as well. This week a huge brawl began between San Francisco radical Nancy Pelosi and Republicans about whether to honor requests that the word "God" be used in some flag dedications. In the end Pelosi was forced to fold and "God" was allowed to be mentioned. Should there ever have been a question about this? Click here for more.

CONGRESSIONAL DEATHS THIS YEAR - There have been several deaths among members of Congress so far this year. Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, (R-VA) mentioned above, died of breast cancer this week. She was 57 years old. Rep. Charles Norwood, (R-GA), died in February of cancer at age 65. Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, (D-CA), died in April of cancer at age 68. Sen. Craig Thomas, (R-WY), died of leukemia at age 74. Rep. Paul Gillmor, (R-OH), died from a fall in his Washington, DC apartment last month at age 68.

DEMS IMMUNIZED FOR NASCAR - In an absolutely incredible story, Democrat staffers of the Homeland Security Committee received immunization shots to ward of disease before attended a NASCAR event in North Carolina. Immunization shots for a trip inside the United States? Click here to read what sports pages have to say about it. The message here is that Democrats think that NASCAR fans are all diseased red-necks.

SENATE TAKES WEEK OFF - The Senate was not in session this week in celebration of Columbus Day. The House remained in session.

ANOTHER SENATOR RETIRES - Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), an influential voice in Congress on budget and energy issues, is retiring at the end of his sixth term because of a degenerative brain disease. "I come here today, to the site of the school that I attended as a boy, to tell you that I will not run for re- election to the United States Senate," Domenici said at a news conference in the Albuquerque neighborhood where he grew up. He is 75 years old and the 4th Republican Senator to announce a retirement at the end of this term.

ISLAM TO THE POPE: THESE ARE THE TERMS - A "peace" letter to the Pope from 138 "Islamic leaders" basically demanded that he find "common ground" between Christianity and Islam to avert war. The letter stated the terms of a dialog, giving the Pope little choice but to comply or not respond. Then there is the fact that half of these "religious leaders" have held governmental positions, raising the question of who speaks for Islam.

ALL NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The October 11, 2007 issue of the Chairman's Report is now available online. See photos of petition deliveries! This issue contains new information on the Pledge Protection Act and Thought Crimes legislation. There is new material on George Soros and as well. Click here to read.

William Murray speaking in front of Capitol OUR MIDDLE EAST MISSION - Next week our fact finding team leaves for the Middle East to investigate the conditions of Iraqi Christians who have been forced to flee to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Click here to view a short pre- mission video prepared by me. Please consider a contribution to our mission. Click here to help!

DIVIDING JERUSALEM - The current government of Israel, under pressure from our State Department, is considering handing over a section of Jerusalem to Palestinians for their new capital. This is a secular decision for a temporary peace. I tremble for Israel when I think of the spiritual repercussions. Has no one in the current government read the Bible to learn of what has happened in the past when Israel surrendered herself to other gods? Click here to read author Joel Rosenburg's blog for some good insight.

The Pledge: One Nation Under God THE PLEDGE - My new book, The Pledge: One Nation Under God has been released and is now available online and at bookstores. The book has a forward by Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) who is the primary sponsor of the Pledge Protection Act to keep "under God" in the Pledge. Please order The Pledge from the RFC bookstore, as the funds will be used to help fight to keep "under God" in the Pledge. Click here or on Image to learn more.

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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