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Week Ending June 19, 2009 - Washington, DC
June 19, 2009 4:52PM EST

June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009 - Washington, DC

Gay times for Obama / Obama: Federal benefits - not married? no problem / Obama: "Peace be upon them" / Hillary's same-sex diplomatic passports / Thought crimes bill hearings in Senate / Pelosi and the CIA / Frightened Democrats / The new Anglican Church / Taxpayer money for terrorists / Arab peace with Israel?

PETITION TO HILLARY CLINTON ON IRAQI CHRISTIANS - Read and sign the Internet petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The petition urges Clinton to direct our embassies to assist Christians who have fled Islamic terror in Iraq. The petition is located at

OBAMA'S GAY TIMES - This week President Obama granted benefits to homosexual "partners" of federal employees. As a result, for the first time in our nation's history, homosexual partners of federal employees will receive benefits just short of health insurance and retirement funding.

The benefits do not include health care and retirement because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by Bill Clinton. The benefits do provide long-term care insurance and sick leave to take care of homosexual "partners." Obama has stated he wants to overturn DOMA to allow homosexual marriage and full benefits to be forced on all employers.

EVEN MORE OBAMA GAY TIMES - President Obama declared in a proclamation that June is to be "LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered) Pride Month." In his proclamation the President stated, "LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society." What contributions would that be? Sex in the men's room of every major airport and the destruction of young men's lives through forcible sodomy? Click here to read this outrageous proclamation giving glowing praise to those who practice sodomy and oral sex.

HILLARY'S SAME-SEX BENEFITS - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday issued an order granting diplomatic passports, medical care and U.S. government jobs overseas to homosexual partners of U.S. diplomats. In effect a homosexual "partner" of a diplomat will be given employment preference over other applicants, even if he has no experience. As a result of receiving these diplomatic passports, homosexual partners of diplomats can no longer be arrested in the vast majority of nations where homosexuality is illegal. Later that same day, Clinton fell on the way to the White House breaking her elbow.

"PEACE BE UPON THEM" - When referring to the dead prophets, including Mohammed, Muslims are required to say "peace be upon him" or "peace be upon them." In his Cairo address, President Barack Obama used the term after reciting the names of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. If he is a Christian as he claims, why is he referring to Jesus as a dead prophet? In fact, why is he using this Muslim phrase at all? Read this interesting article by Frank Gaffney.

THOUGHT CRIMES MOVE IN SENATE - Many Washington insiders expected the Democrats' thought crimes bill to be attached as an amendment to an existing bill this week without notice or hearings. However, so many calls and letters have been received by Senators that today the Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced it would hold a hearing on the "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009' on Thursday, June 25, 2009. This is a major set back for homosexual groups who had hoped no one who opposes the thought crimes legislation would have an opportunity to speak at hearings.

PELOSI AND THE CIA - On Tuesday, the House voted to table a Privileged Resolution offered by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) to create a four member bi-partisan panel to examine Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusations that she and the rest of Congress were lied to by the CIA. The creation of the panel was denied by a vote of 247-171. Democrats continue to block an investigation that would reveal if Pelosi's remarks were truthful.

FRIGHTENED DEMOCRATS - As the price tag grows for a "national health care" plan, some Democrats, particularly in the Senate, are getting cold feet about passage of the plan this year. The bill, over 600 pages long, may cost upwards of $3 trillion over ten years. To pay for it the Obama Administration wants to tax those with private health insurance and cut Medicare expenses. Medicare expenses can only be cut by reducing services to those over 65. Note: the bill creating the Interstate Highway system in 1959 was only 32 pages long.

ANGLICAN OR EPISCOPAL? - Next week the Anglican Church in North America will "emerge" to challenge the legitimacy of the U.S. Episcopal Church. This will force the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to recognize the ACNA as a legitimate Anglican alternative to the Episcopal Church, a step he perhaps does not want to take. So far, 4 complete dioceses and 683 congregations have moved to the ACNA while the pro-homosexual Episcopal Church is sinking in membership and is strapped financially. Apparently Anglicans are more interested in hearing about Biblical truth than about gay issues and global warming, and have voted with their feet to join the ACNA.

ALL NEW JUNE CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new June 3, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue contains more information about our work on Capitol Hill with the new 111th Congress, and also about our work on international issues. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Print out and distribute the Chairman's Report to your class or fellowship this Sunday! Click here to view!

TAXPAYER MONEY FOR TERRORISTS - In the War Supplemental Bill just passed by the House, $550 million was allotted to Israel and $600 million to the Palestinian Authority for use in the "West Bank" and Gaza. Note that those who wish to destroy Israel received more money than Israel did. It's too late to stop this injustice, but I have asked two Senators to try to amend the bill in the Senate, to allot a percentage of the Palestinian funds to the "religious minorities" in the West Bank. This would assist Christians, who face daily persecution at the hands of the Muslim majority. Christians were a majority in Bethlehem, but are less than 20% of the population of the city since the Palestinian Authority took control from Israel. Contact you Senator about helping Christians in the West bank.

ARAB PEACE WITH ISRAEL - The commander of a Gaza organization called Ansar Jund Allah (or Jund Ansar Allah) broadcast a message on June 17th to "all Jews" in which he said, '"We have come to you... with people who love death more than you love life." You can view the entire broadcast with the translation at MEMRITV, however, you will have to subscribe to the service, which is free. Because of constant attacks at the MEMRI website, subscriptions take a while to come into effect. Click here for information.

IRAQI CHRISTIANS NEED HELP - The Religious Freedom Coalition is receiving virtually no funds for our Iraqi Christian Refugee Project from Internet sources. Just a few hundred dollars have been generated at our Facebook page. Virtually no funds are being received from the publication of this email update, even though thousands of people subscribe. Your help is genuinely needed. Please help. Donation link

FACEBOOK FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS - The Religious Freedom Coalition has a Facebook page to expose the crisis faced by Iraqi Christians. If you have a Facebook account, please become our friend at this link. You can help Iraqi Christians directly by making a donation at the Facebook cause page! Learn more here!

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