Yes, what the Obama administration did was bad, but just a drop in the bucket compared to the Trump administration!đ
Judy Woodruff wrote: Amna Nawaz: Judy, this report lays bare the sheer scope and enormity of the Trump administration's family separation policy.
Let's remember they formally announced that policy in May of 2018. And, when challenged in court, they had to say how many children they separated. Back then, they said it was around 3,000.
The findings in this report say that they were separating children long before that policy was announced, almost a year before the policy was announced, and they may have separated thousands of more children than we previously reported.
It also confirms what we have known for a long time, that there was never any centralized way to identify, track, or reunite these children. So, the bottom line is, Judy, we still do not know how many children were separated under the Trump administration's policy at the border....
excerpt from: " Report: Number of families separated at the border unknown due to bad bookkeeping"
"Sin in the church must be dealt with according to the instruction God has given. Within the church - that is the dwelling place of God - blatant immorality cannot be practiced, nor tolerated. When the church fails to carry out its responsibility to deal with sin, God will - and it will be painful to the church and the individual."
http://tinysa.com/313698 (How the Church Must Deal with Sin) a sermon by Dr. Rugh
The Following elaborates on why adulterous pastors are not to be restored to the pastorate
https://tinyurl.com/hn99kad (Why Adulterous Pastors Should Not Be Restored)
Andres Allemand wrote: Switzerland did have a vote, which almost led to us ripping up one of our main treaties with the EU â but because we nearly always vote again after an initial referendum, we didn't end up following that path of destruction....
excerpts from, "If you believe in the 'Swiss model' for Brexit, I need to give you a reality check from Switzerland"
[ http://tinyurl.com/y8rs6txv ]
Both Norway and Switzerland have to subscribe to the Four Freedoms of the EU, which England doesn't want to do- at least in the first Brexit vote.
I do have a feeling that England is going to have a second Brexit vote.
From NBC / Wall Street journal done in July of 2018:
Carrie Dann wrote: .... Voters also say that they are more likely to vote for a political candidate who supports abortion rights rather than for one who opposes them. Forty-four percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for a pro-abortion-rights candidate, while 26 percent said they would be more likely to support a candidate who backs restrictions on abortions. About three-in-ten â 29 percent â said that a candidateâs views on abortion would make no difference to their vote choice.
Those preferring candidates who advocate for abortion rights include 68 percent of Democrats, 49 percent of independents and just 15 percent of Republicans. Thatâs compared with nine percent of Democrats, 24 percent of independents and 46 percent of Republicans who said they would be more likely to support a âright to lifeâ candidate....
excerpt from: "NBC/WSJ poll: Support for Roe v. Wade hits new high"
Another buddy of Pope Franny as mentioned in the previous message!
Michelle Boorstein wrote: ...D.C.'s embattled Catholic leader, Donald Wuerl, under fire in recent days for untruthful statements regarding what he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, apologized late Tuesday, saying he forgot he knew about the allegations....
excerpt from: "Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to priests, McCarrick victim, says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations"
[ https://tinyurl.com/y9g3v7n8 ]
One thing these Cardinals can't forget is the Bible - because they never learned it in the first place đâ
I think there was another thread about the tough time Chinese are having with their government, and the Christians are having a bad time with the government this year.
Lily Kuo wrote: .... Pastors such as Wang of Early Rain are especially alarming for authorities. Under Wang, a legal scholar and public intellectual, the church has advocated for parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake â deaths many critics say were caused by poor government-run construction â or for families of those affected by faulty vaccines. Every year the church commemorates victims of the 4 June protests in 1989, which were forcibly put down by the Chinese military.
âEarly Rain church is one of the few who dare to face what is wrong in society,â said one member. âMost churches donât dare talk about this, but we obey strictly obey the Bible, and we donât avoid anything.â...
excerpt from, "In China, theyâre closing churches, jailing pastors â and even rewriting scripture"
Churchmouse Campanologist wrote: MacArthur who tells us where todayâs subtle unclean spirits dwell:
âŚ They are disguised as angels of light. They are disguised as ministers of righteousness. They donât want to manifest who they really are âŚ
They would rather operate in a person who is teaching in a liberal seminary. They would rather be a MethodistâŚthey would be in a Methodist pastor who advocates homosexuality. They can get a lot more done subtly. It appears to be high church, it appears to be sophisticated, it appears to be even elitist in terms of its academics. But these people who are the âhuman instrumentsâ of these disguised demons sound the same as Satan. If you listen to them, these liberal people, they tell you you canât believe the Bible. Isnât that what Satan said in the Garden, you canât believe God, Heâs not trustworthy? They tell you the God of the Bible is not good. Isnât that what Satan implied? God isnât good, if He was good He wouldnât tell you you couldnât eat of that good tree over there. You canât trust God. You canât believe God. God isnât going to look out for your best.
excerpt from, "John MacArthur on demon manifestation today"
QUOTE][AUTHOR]Churchmouse Campanologist[/AUTHOR]When we see or read of evil, we rightly see it for what it is. Think of the crime stories in the papers or, tragically, those who have suffered violent abuse first-hand. There is no question that Satan and his minions are at work in those circumstances, including those incidents which are church-related and done in the name of Christ or the Bible.
As MacArthur explains of the aforementioned apostate preachers:
Whether they are actually indwelt by demons or not, we canât know unless there would be some point at which that manifestation occurred. But itâs not usual that they would manifest themselves.[/QUOTE]excerpt from, "John MacArthur on demon manifestation today"
[ https://tinyurl.com/y8egkspz ]
An actual Christian never needs exorcism! He never can be possessed by a demon because the Holy Spirit is within him and protecting him
Patrick Conroy SJ, should have spelled it out for Paul Ryan in the beginning, but Ryan seem to have gotten it.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortionist. Donât even eat with such a person.
Of course Paul Ryan push they tax plan that was beneficial to multi-millionaires like him
While Democrats obviously don't have a problem with them sexual stances this Jesuit, neither did or do the Republicans of Congress.
This fellow would be a prime candidate for a government layoff, so why wasn't he?
The chaplain for the Catholic publication, "Our Sunday Visitor," has serious doubts about the effectiveness of adding conservative Court members to the Supreme Court. I suppose a major piece of abortion legislation will test that idea?
A movie isn't going to have much of an effect on people who support abortion, but a steady pressure on abortion clinics has seemed to of work.
Seattle Times Staff wrote: ...But there is such a place, and âFrontlineâ uses it to provide a tutorial in the successful steps taken by those who wish to overturn Roe v. Wade. âThe Last Abortion Clinicâ is a good one-hour investment for anyone whoâs been meaning to catch up on this issue following the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito for Supreme Court justice.
...Like other causes backed by conservative Christians, the anti-abortion movement has matured from grass-roots extremism into a sophisticated organization. Its influence has helped pass state laws that counter weakly enforced federal statutes intended to protect choice....
excerpt from: "Frontlineâs âThe Last Abortion Clinicâ is primer on the erosion of Roe v. Wade"
[ https://tinyurl.com/y8xfh3vn ]
The original video is still available plus updates?
1 Corinthians 1:27-31 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. ---ESV
Neil, I take the above as a given. All Christians are IDers, but certainly not all IDers are Christian
I don't think the teacher in the article had a leg to stand on, and at least the IDers have that. So she shouldn't have rejected every IDer support, though I assume she's an atheist and that is the reason she rejects Intelligent Design, because it's against her religion.đ
Dr. Steven C. Riser wrote: .... Jesus said, âI am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never dieâ (John 11:25-26). Again, Jesus said, âI am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever! I hold the keys of [have the authority over] deathâŚâ (Rev.1:18).
The very first Christians enjoyed great confidence in the resurrection of Christ!Â ...
excerpt from, "The Reality and Relevance of the Resurrection"
Too many Anglicans, as others of a sacerdotal faith are not Christians at all.
The above article looks over some of the errors of liberal "Christians".
John MacArthur wrote: .... Gross sin among Christian leaders is a signal that something is seriously wrong with the church. But an even greater problem is the lowering of standards to accommodate a leader's sin. That the church is so eager to bring these men back into leadership is a symptom of rottenness at the core.
Some have claimed that a leader's failure makes him more effective in shepherding fallen people. That is ludicrous. Should we drag the bottom of sin's cesspool for the most heinous sinners to lead the church? Are they better able to understand the sinner? Certainly not! Our pattern for ministry is the sinless Son of God. The church is to be like Him and her leaders are to be our models of Christlikeness....
They're still working with each other. The WCC apparently has been making itself particularly obnoxious lately
Lahav Harkov wrote: The World Council of Churches (WCC) is training volunteers toÂ promote boycotts of IsraelÂ and engage in antisemitic rhetoric, with funding from several Western governments and the EU, as well as support from the United Nations, a new report by research institute NGO Monitor has found....
.... The WCC calls itself the broadest organized group of churches, and says it seeks to represent 350 member churches in 110 countries and 500 million Christians throughout the world. Its website says that the groupâs goal is Christian unity.
Yet one of the ways it seems to achieve that is through anti-Israel advocacy, which at times has explicit antisemitic overtones, as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. This definition has been accepted by the EU, which along with some of its member countries, provides funding for the EAPPI....
excerpt from, "World Council of Churches trainees use antisemitic rhetoric, advocate BDS"
Cas Mudde wrote: .... Today, as many white millennials support the Democrats as the Republicans (each 39%). Just two years ago, Democrats still had a 14% lead over Republicans among white millennials. The trends are even more pronounced among white male millennials. Today, this group favors the Republicans over the Democrats by a staggering 11%. In 2016, Democrats led white male millennials by 12%.
These polls mainly show that millennials are not so different from other Americans. They are also a very diverse group, divided by factors such as education, gender and race. They are less religious and more open than previous generations, which makes them mainly less supportive of the (current) Republican party. But their dislike of the Republicans should not be interpreted as a like of Democrats.
Millennials are at best soft Democrats....
excerpt from: "Democrats are losing the millennial vote and need to change message"