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Week Ending June 26, 2009 - Washington, DC
June 26, 2009 4:39PM EST

June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 - Washington, DC

The moral line in the sand is gone / What Obama's Gay Pride Month proclamation means to you / Barack Obama is not George Washington / Obama appoints founder of gay club to protect youth in schools / Obama's nation of Muslims and Hindus / Thought Crimes in the Senate / Cap and tax this / Social conservatives out of the GOP? / The Stoning of Soraya M. / Religion of tolerance kills more teenagers / Christian youth camp needs help

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 ERASES THE LINE IN THE SAND - Last week I was one of a very few writers on the national scene to mention that President Obama had declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Month. This week when I told a US Senator about the proclamation he was surprised but there has been no rebuke from any political quarter. In a stroke of the pen a President of the United States erased all moral boundaries and there is no outrage; indeed, there is virtually no comment. No one seems to mind that there is a proclamation by the President telling those who commit sodomy to be proud of it, although God destroyed Sodom for such behavior. Obama claims to have a "Christian tradition," whatever that means, but apparently this "tradition" does not include adherence to the Bible.

There is a saying, "You can't legislate morality." Actually that is a lie. Every law legislates morality whether it is about theft or giving welfare and medical care to the poor. The issue at hand is whether the law is determined according to the universal moral laws given by God through the Old and New Testaments, or according to the whims of sinners. If laws are determined by the latter, then the laws will change constantly.

Even today our laws have become wacky. "Hate crimes" legislation punishes people who commit various crimes -- not for the crimes themselves -- but for what was in the minds of the perpetrators while they committed the crimes. As another example, most of those who caused the current financial crisis received bonuses paid for by taxpayers, while others who were responsible will spend the rest of their lives in jail. And now President Obama has nominated a Supreme Court nominee who has openly stated that she will not honor our Constitution unless it adheres to "international norms." What international "norms?" Perhaps the "norm" would be granting welfare payments to the multiple wives of Muslims as is done in the UK. With the last line in the sand erased by the celebration of sodomy, there is no "norm."

Our laws and court decisions from this point on will become more and more irrational as they are based on what Obama's Supreme Court nominee sited as "personal experiences." To quote Judge Sotomayor, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn't lived that life." Life experiences, particularly those of non-whites, in her mind trump all else.

OBAMA, THE ARMY AND GEORGE WASHINGTON - In a general court-martial dated March 14, 1778, General George Washington approved the discharge of a soldier who was "tried for attempting to commit sodomy." The court martial decision read as follows: "[We] do sentence him to be dismiss'd [from] the service with infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes orders Lieut. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return." The new Commander-in-chief, Barack Obama, with the help of radical Nancy Pelosi, plans to change military rules to allow men to commit acts of sodomy in the bunk beds next to soldiers who are heterosexual and faithful to their wives. Does this sound like it will promote solidarity in the ranks? Read more

FOUNDER OF GAY CLUBS TO "PROTECT" STUDENTS - President Barack Obama has appointed Kevin Jennings as assistant deputy secretary of education in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. Jennings is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). This group pushes "gay-straight alliance" clubs in public schools. The goal of GLESN is to "assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression." In other words homosexual students should be allowed to have sex in the boys room. This guy will be in charge of a "safe schools" program?

OBAMA'S NATION OF MUSLIMS AND HINDUS - Generally, when a public figure speaks at a Jewish event he doesn't focus on Christians or Muslims. You would think that at a Christian event as well, a public figure would not concentrate on other faiths. You would think so.

At the Hispanic prayer breakfast last week there were two hours of prayer, music, and testimony centered on the power and saving grace of Jesus Christ. The importance of Christianity to the Latino community was emphasized over and over again, at the prayer breakfast on Friday in Washington, DC. Then it was President Obama's turn to speak. He opened his address by saying, "We can begin by giving thanks for the legacy that allows us to come together." Obama then continued, "For it was the genius of America's Founders to protect the freedom of all religions, and those who practice no religion at all." You got it, he could not leave the atheists out of the speech although the Founders had no such intent. He went on, "So as we join in prayer, we remember that this is a nation of Christians and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and non-believers." Yes ... a second reference to the atheists but this time he added Muslims, Jews and Hindus. I guess the Buddhists can fend for themselves.

THOUGHT CRIMES AND THE SENATE - The hearings in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009" this week were a sham. For every witness against the bill there were four in favor of it. Every effort by conservative Senators to remove protection of pedophiles from the bill was blocked by the Democrat controlled committee. Previously, I wrote extensively about Pastor Ake Green who was sentenced to jail in Sweden for reading Scriptures that clearly say sodomy is a sin. The same language used in Sweden to silence pastors, is in S-909 here in America. In all, the bill protects 547 different deviant sexual behaviors including necrophilia, which is having sex with a dead person. The moral line in the sand is not being moved by the Obama / Pelosi machine, it has been erased.

CAP AND TAX - Greenpeace has come out against the "Cap and Trade" legislation because it does not do enough damage to the lives of human beings. But this multibilion dollar boondoggle that threatens to shut down the few remaining factories in the United States and ship the jobs to India and China, is still marching its way through Pelosi's radical leftist House of Representatives. I would panic like everyone else if I didn't know that the bill has virtually no chance of passage in the Senate. Democrat Senators from farm states and those few industrial areas left will not vote for it. It's dead .... BUT ... I encourage everyone to keep calling and writing the wackos in the House. They need to hear from real people.

SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES GET OUT - Every time there is a sex scandal in the Republican Party the media, including the conservative media, immediately claim that kicking social conservatives out will fix the problem. Within the last ten days, two rising stars in the GOP have admitted cheating on their wives. First it was Senator Ensign of Nevada and then Gov. Sanford of South Carolina. The economic conservatives believe that they can attract the homosexuals and radical feminists to vote Republican based on tax issues if the "moral Platform" of the party is abandoned. Yeah, right ... If I walk away from the GOP I am sure that the president of NOW will rush right in to fill the void.

THE STONING OF SORAYA M. - You must see The Stoning of Soraya M, but I strongly advise you not to take any children under the age of 18. The film depicts the brutal reality of Islam in Iran. Under Islam, a woman requires two witnesses to verify that she is telling the truth whereas a man's word is taken at face value. As a result, any time that a man claims his wife is an adulteress she is automatically guilty and is stoned to death. The process of conviction under Islamic law as well as the actual stoning is vividly depicted. Before President Obama again speaks of the "tolerance" of Islam I pray that he will view "The Stoning of Soraya M. View trailer here. Learn how you can help here.

JUST RELEASED TODAY - NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new June 25, 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!

RELIGION OF TOLERANCE - I thought about President Obama's statement on Islam being "tolerant" as I was reading the weekly totals of those killed directly in the name of this "religion". Just a few days ago a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her Muslim father in Germany because of her "Western lifestyle." In the Philippines this week Moro Islamists stormed a village and murdered a 15 year old boy. In Thailand 8 people were wounded in an attack by Muslims on a Buddhist temple. In Egypt Muslims attacked a church during the worship hour, seriously injuring twenty-two with knives and swords. In Afghanistan an 18 year old girl and her boyfriend were murdered by her father for "moral" reasons. In Iran countless people were murdered by police at the direction of the Imams that rule the nation. In India a Muslim tossed a grenade into a tourist bus killing at least one. I left out all the car bombings in Iraq and the atrocities against Christians in that nation or I would need pages .... What would happen if we had a leader who told the truth about Islam?

CHRISTIAN YOUTH CAMP IN JORDAN NEEDS WATER - There is a Christian camp for youth in Jordan, which is one of the few Middle Eastern nations that still has a sizable Christian population. I cannot name the camp here, or tell about its location. I can tell you that because of the nature of the geography of Jordan, water must be trucked in each day to the camp. Every week there is a new group of about 200 youths who come to the camp from various churches. During the course of the summer thousands of young people from kindergarten through high school will attend Vacation Bible School at the camp. This summer the water will cost $5,000 to purchase and truck into the camp. All contributions received at our web site this week will go to the camp for the purpose of purchasing the water. 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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