VIDEO Hope for unvaccinated people – 203,000 SMART Members Stand Against Forced Vaccines- OK Gov – Pfizer Sr Dr of Worldwide Research RUNS – Pfizer Scientist Admits Covid Antibodies Transfer During Pregnancy – Military member class action

By Samuel Sey, Op-ed contributor| Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Girl receiving a vaccine for COVID-19 | Getty Images

“It is with a broken heart that I write this.”

“I never thought that I would be living this nightmare.” 

“Since the announcement of Ontario’s passport system I have seen my mental health severely deteriorate, and unfortunately I do not see any end in sight.”

These words are from some of the messages I’ve received from unvaccinated people on how vaccine passports and mandates are affecting them. 

Unvaccinated people in Canada are being coerced into choosing between getting vaccinated or getting pushed out of their jobs, colleges, and society. We’re forced to choose between something we don’t need — the COVID vaccine — and something we need: our livelihood. 

Why are we being forced to lose our livelihoods over a vaccine that isn’t guaranteed to protect our lives? Vaccine passports do not make us more healthy, they make us more hopeless. 

Hopelessness is the prevailing theme in many of the messages I’ve received from unvaccinated people:

“I have been under severe stress since the vaccine ‘passport’ was announced here in Ontario. I’m having difficulty sleeping, and difficulty focusing on work, or anything else.”

“I am submitting the following story on behalf of my 18-year-old cousin…I am heartbroken for him and what these mandates mean to his ability to earn a university degree and earn a living. He is currently unemployed and very discouraged by life.”

“I am having a lot of mental anguish about this passport and if I am forced I will have even more mental stress.”

“I feel constant anxiety about this ever-tightening situation and the situations that are yet to come.”

“Many many more sleepless, anxiety-filled nights to come I am sure…”

“I am depressed and cry every morning thinking about my future being ripped from me…I am so sad.”

“I hope we are able to change the way things are going, I personally am frightened and even more frightened by the people who just shrug and say it’s no big deal.”

Many unvaccinated people have become aware that the significant majority of people who consistently boast about how much they care about people suffering from systemic discrimination and “mental health” issues are simply opportunistic frauds.

Nevertheless, we shouldn’t be frightened. We shouldn’t be anxious. And we shouldn’t be hopeless — we should be hopeful. 

I hope the messages I’ve received on the vaccine passport change the Ontario government’s policies. When Ontario’s Advocate for Community Opportunities and I share these messages with policy makers, we’re hopeful it could make them end or at least restrain their oppressive policies.

However, I am not resting my hope on better policies by the government. I am not hoping for better politicians in government. My hope isn’t in people who are more concerned about securing their jobs than securing my rights. 

My hope is in God. 

Psalm 118: 5-9 says:

“In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side; He is my helper. Therefore I will look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”

If we’re distressed, we should pursue God in prayer. When the government oppresses us, God can set us free. If God is on my side, why should I be afraid of the government? Why should I be afraid of they can do to me? God is my helper. It is better to take refuge in God than to trust politicians. It is better to trust God than the government.

If we trust God, then we should be hopeful. However, if we don’t trust God — if we have not believed in Jesus Christ, we are hopeless: we do not have any basis for hope. 

You’re not in danger if you’re unvaccinated, you’re in danger if you’re unrighteous. Your unvaccinated status isn’t a death sentence: your unrighteous status is.

Though we’re unrighteous by nature, we Christians have been declared righteous by God through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection — received by faith. Our hope rests in Christ, knowing that just as he ascended to heaven — soon, He’ll descend and return to earth.

Therefore, though some of us have been stripped of our rights over the vaccine — we know our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly anticipate the day when Jesus will return as the King of kings and Lord of lords to renew the world and establish justice forever. 

That is our hope.

If you’re not a Christian, however, you do not have hope — not real hope. Who can you call at all times when you’re distressed? Who is on your side when you’re afraid? If God isn’t your helper, why shouldn’t you be afraid of what the government can do to you? If you don’t love Christ, how can you look in triumph on those who hate you? 

But more than that, if you have not repented and trusted in Jesus Christ — you will suffer the wrath of God in hell forever. So above all, please hope in the gospel. Hope in Jesus Christ. 

The reason why I am not hopeless despite my unvaccinated status is the same reason why I am not hopeless despite my unrighteous status: Jesus Christ.

Christ is the only real hope for unvaccinated and unrighteous people.

Therefore, in my distress, I will call to the LORD, and he will answer and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side; he is my helper.

That is the hope for unvaccinated people like me. I hope you can say the same.

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/hope-for-unvaccinated-people.html


“What Else Are You Hiding From the Public?” – Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research RUNS From Project Veritas Journalist (VIDEO)

By Cristina Laila October 14, 2021

Pfizer senior director of worldwide research ran away from a Project Veritas journalist asking her questions about human fetal cells used in their Covid vaccine program.

Last week Project Veritas released a video featuring a sit-down interview with a Pfizer whistleblower who went on the record with internal emails showing the pharma giant scrambling to hide information about their Covid vaccine.

In the last few weeks Project Veritas has released four under cover videos exposing the truth about Covid vaccines.

  • Part One: HHS whistleblower goes public with secret recordings: ‘Govt doesn’t want to show the vaccine is full of sh*t’
  • Part Two: FDA on under cover video: ‘Blow dart African American’ and wants ‘Nazi Germany registry for unvaccinated’
  • Part Three: Johnson & Johnson: ‘Kids shouldn’t get the f*cking vaccine’ because of ‘unknown repercussions’
  • Part Four: Pfizer scientists admitted natural immunity may be better than the Covid vaccine

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Vanessa Gelman, Pfizer’s Senior Director of Worldwide Research said Pfizer is using human fetal cells in their Covid vaccine program and hiding that information from the public.

Vanessa Gelman bolted as soon as she was confronted with questions.

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Project Veritas: Pfizer Scientist Admits Covid Antibodies Transfer During Pregnancy “Through the Umbilical Cord” (VIDEO)

By Cristina Laila October 15, 2021

Project Veritas on Friday released undercover video of a Pfizer scientist admitting natural Covid antibodies transfer during pregnancy through the umbilical cord.

Nick Karl, a scientist at Pfizer said of pregnant women: “it’s either you get antibodies naturally or vaccinated you pass it through.”

Meanwhile, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has completely ignored natural immunity and continues to push the Covid vaccine on pregnant and breastfeeding women.

VIDEO:

In the last few weeks Project Veritas has released four under cover videos exposing the truth about Covid vaccines.

  • Part One: HHS whistleblower goes public with secret recordings: ‘Govt doesn’t want to show the vaccine is full of sh*t’
  • Part Two: FDA on under cover video: ‘Blow dart African American’ and wants ‘Nazi Germany registry for unvaccinated’
  • Part Three: Johnson & Johnson: ‘Kids shouldn’t get the f*cking vaccine’ because of ‘unknown repercussions’
  • Part Four: Pfizer scientists admitted natural immunity may be better than the Covid vaccine

2 Navy SEALS, 4 Marines, Air Force major all sue Biden

Class action case challenges COVID-19 vaccination mandates

By Bob Unruh October 15, 2021

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Caine Collins instructs recruits on the importance of their COVID vaccination card before receiving their COVID-19 vaccine in Pacific Fleet Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois, May 26, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Spencer Fling)

Liberty Counsel on Friday announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of members of all five branches of the U.S. military – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – against President Joe Biden over his orders they take the experimental COVID shots or face dishonorable discharge.

“The Biden administration has no authority to require the COVID shots for the military or for federal employees or civilian contractors,” explained Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel chairman.

“Nor can the Biden administration pretend that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment do not apply to its unlawful mandates. The commander-in-chief must end this shameful treatment and abuse of our brave military heroes. Forcing the COVID shots without consent or consideration for their sincere religious beliefs is illegal.”

The action in U.S. District Court in Florida is on behalf of two Navy SEALs, a Navy EOD Officer, a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, a Navy Chaplain, two Marine Lt. Colonels, two Marine Lance Corporals, an Air Force Major, an Air Force Technical Sergeant, an Army National Guardsman, an Army Colonel, and a Coast Guard Lieutenant.

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It seeks a temporary restraining order preventing Biden and his appointees from “enforcing, threatening to enforce, attempting to enforce, or otherwise requiring compliance with the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate…”

Other defendants are Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

Liberty Counsel said the non-military plaintiffs include a Department of Defense contractor who has conducted Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance quantitative and qualitative assessments and studies, whose assessments are briefed to DOD senior leadership to inform decisions on future employment, allocation, and procurement; a federal civilian engineer employed by a large military defense contractor that provides LCD screens used in United States Armed Forces aircraft; a federal civilian contractor employer whose company develops and supports military weapons systems, including current and next generation land vehicles for the Army and next generation Navy vessels; a federal nuclear contractor employee who is a young woman opposed to abortion and who desires to have children of her own one day; and a Department of Energy Civilian Nuclear Tech who works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The individuals for whom the case was filed are not named, but in a sworn statement on Navy chaplain explained, “I personally observed (and the Sailors told me in the course of counseling about) tremendous amounts of coercion, bullying, censorship, and intimidation being brought forth by the command to bear against the personnel who expressed objections of any kind to the COVID shot mandates, including religious objections…And clearly, the military has lost more lives to the increase in suicide from 2020-2021 (at least 1,012) than to all of COVID in 2 years (~52), but suicide has not been a focus.”

It was Austin who dispatched on August 24 the “Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members.”

But Matthew Oster, who is on Biden’s COVID task force, admitted the shots are “causing myocarditis” in “young men,” and the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology confirmed, “Myocarditis Following Immunization with mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in Members of the U.S. Military.”

Then on Sept. 9 Biden issued a similar order for federal workers.

The case charges that under the federal Emergency Use Authorization law none of the vaccines has gotten full Food and Drug Administration Approval, so they cannot be mandated.

“Under the above statute, there is no legal basis on which the president may waive the EUA in order to mandate the COVID-19 vaccines for the military. Indeed, he has not done so because he has no statutory authority under the law,” Liberty Counsel explained.

Further, the mandates violate the constitutionally protected right to religion.

“The plaintiffs all hold sincere religious beliefs against the COVID shots on the basis that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and to defile it is a sin against God. In addition, the plaintiffs do not want to participate directly or indirectly or otherwise be associated with the destruction of human life through abortion by injecting a product that contains or was tested or developed with aborted fetal cell lines,” Liberty Counsel said.

But the military is telling the plaintiffs “there are NO RELIGIOUS exemptions, and merely submitting such a request will subject them to dishonorable discharge.”

Liberty Counsel said it also is representing clients on behalf of the 3.7 million employees under federal government contracts and two million federal employees who are under the Biden administration’s COVID shot mandate.



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VIDEO Team of archaeologists say they’ve found major proof of Exodus account spread across the desert

By Jared Harris, The Western Journal October 3, 2021

Nearly everyone, religious or not, knows the story of how the Ten Commandments came to be.

The biblical book of Exodus, in chapter 19, lays out the scene: Moses and the Israelites, months after being freed from captivity in Egypt, arrived in the Sinai Desert. Moses was eventually called to the top of a mountain towering over the group’s camp, where God descended with fire, smoke and lightning. After being instructed to do so, Moses then gave God’s covenants to the people of Israel.

While the Ten Commandments have survived in their entirety, the exact location of “Mount Sinai” has remained a mystery for thousands of years.

Speculation over the years has placed the biblical mountain in modern-day Egypt, Saudi Arabia and even Israel.

Now, a team of archaeologists says they have pieced together the clues to show not only where the famous pinnacle is, but also the sites of other biblical events surrounding the chronicle of the mountain.

According to Ryan Mauro, a Middle East expert with the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, people may have simply been looking in the wrong spot.

“One of the main reasons certain scholars claim that the Exodus is a myth is because little to no evidence for what the Bible records has been found at the traditional Mount Sinai in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,” Mauro told The U.S. Sun.

“Move over into the Arabian peninsula,” he continued, “and you find incredibly compelling evidence matching the Biblical account.”

One of the main clues discovered by the archaeologists is a mountain with a blackened ridge.

According to Mauro, the Jabal Maqla peak’s seemingly scorched top suggests this is the site where God descended as holy fire and smoke and handed down His commandments. A singed mountaintop is only the first clue, however.

The Bible records the Israelites making their way to the Sinai desert through the Red Sea, parted to allow safe passage as a vengeful Pharaoh descended upon the Hebrew host. The archeologists say they’ve found this path as well.

An Egyptian seaside site at Nuweiba and locations in the nearby Red Sea show signs of a land path, according to the team. On the other side, water sources similar to the 12 wells encountered by the fleeing Hebrews can still be found.

In the depths of the Red Sea, the team also says there is evidence of the Egyptian pursuers’ watery demise in the form of coral structures shaped like chariot axles and wheels. Chariots were a staple of bronze age warfare and would have allowed Pharaoh’s troops to rapidly approach a group traveling on foot.

Another clue is the existence of petroglyphs and carvings of people worshipping bulls in the area, which seem to match up with the biblical account of many impatient Hebrews turning back to an Egyptian god in the form of a golden calf.

Nearby, the apparent remains of an altar to God can be seen. Stones and objects identified as pillars appear to match up with the book of Exodus’ account of the holy site.

One final clue might be the biggest for the group — the split rock at Horeb.

The rock, boasting a noticeable split directly down the center, is claimed to be the stone that Moses struck with his staff to produce water.

Despite being stuck in the middle of a desert, the team says major evidence of water erosion can be found all around.

Since the wandering Hebrews didn’t bother to write down exact coordinates to these key biblical places, the world will likely never know exactly where these events took place.

While the team’s evidence is compelling, it seems this is another Bible mystery that will continue to entice archaeologists and the faithful around the world.

How To Not Play It Safe With Your Life?

 Nehemiah Hephzibah on October 8, 2021

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“Ma’am, ma’am, may I go to the washroom please”. Remember? When you were too afraid to sit for a particular class and hoped to avoid the teacher constantly questioning students? You tried playing it safe, hoping to hoodwink the teacher.

You make genuine sounding excuses to avoid ‘life tests’ that have the power to shape you. We grow up with these natures and end up faking in life.

Are you playing-it-safe with your Christian walk?

Some believers actually believe they aren’t that sinful or they aren’t all that bad. That’s a huge problem for your spiritual walk. ALL HAVE SINNED and fallen short of the glory of God.

We believe in a few things and think we can keep our life to those few things to live without controversy. You are playing safe when you feel “I’m not as bad as X at least”. Self righteousness and pride enter our lives, making us too sensitive for trials. When trials hit, we breakdown and find ourselves losing control.

If you think you are fine then you will live like nothing is wrong, which means nobody needs Jesus. The Pharisees prayer in Luke 18:9-14 is a perfect description of those who play-it-safe, doing all the right things outwardly, but inward are like ravenous wolves.

Matthew 23 describes the nature of the religious faker in detail.

Please do not play it safe. Tell the world how to be safe in Jesus alone.

Jesus made it clear that His word, the sword, would wreck havoc in every home that weren’t united in Spirit and in Truth. Varying beliefs or faith does lead to disruption (Matthew 10:34-39). This does not mean your life will be a living hell till you die. It means you will face problems but when you trust in God, you will receive great victories. Life will be joyful despite the sufferings in the journey.

Just like the Israelites who were in the wilderness, but lacked nothing.

For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

DEUTERONOMY 2:7

Are you ready to lose all to do the Father’s will? If you do not question your walk now and play-it-safe in life then you will only grow in hypocrisy, not humility. Learn from Jesus to walk in humility and lowliness of heart. Overcome your fears, receive your victory and joy in Jesus mighty name.

Prepare yourself to meet God. Maranatha, Praise God and Amen.

Top Characteristics of a Good Shepherd

By Bob Russell -February 18, 2021

In John 10:11, Jesus described Himself as “the good shepherd.” That is an important distinction for church leaders to consider. The qualities that made Jesus the Good Shepherd are the same qualities that still characterize a good pastor or elder.

Simon Peter encouraged elders to “be shepherds of God’s flock” [under their care so that] “when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away” (1 Peter 5:2-4). The good shepherd – the good pastor – knows his sheep because “the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name” (John 10:3).

Taking time to listen

The Bible says that Jesus knew what was in men’s hearts. A good pastor takes time to listen to people, learns as many of their names as possible, and takes a keen interest in their everyday activities.

When I was 11 years old, I was thrilled when the new minister of our church attended one of my Little League baseball games. I never forgot the fact that he took the time to watch me play ball. That may have done more to motivate me into ministry than the scores of sermons I heard from him.

The good shepherd leads the sheep: He “leads them out” (John 10:3). Jesus never coerces us; He invites us to follow Him. A good pastor does not manipulate or threaten the flock. The people have such love and respect for him that they instinctively follow. That is why integrity and consistency represent essential virtues for pastors. Ministers inspire people to follow them whenever the people can trust their shepherd to guide them to green pastures. The pastor understands that he is their shining example.

Offering protection

The good shepherd also protects his sheep. Jesus said, “I am the gate for the sheep” (John 10:7). He spoke in a vernacular common to that time. A good shepherd led the flock into a protected enclosure and then slept in the opening of the sheepfold. He became the gate and personally blocked the entryway. Any wild animal seeking to harm the sheep could only enter through the gate guarded by the shepherd.

Jesus taught: “The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep” (John 10:12-13).

The New Testament identifies three types of wolves that will kill, steal and destroy unprotected sheep: false teachers (Acts 20:29), grossly immoral believers (1Corinthians 5:1-2) and those who are repeatedly divisive (Titus 3:10). The good elder protects the flock even if the adversary disguises himself as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, meaning that many in the church don’t recognize the danger.

Most importantly, the good shepherd loves his sheep and sacrifices. As John 10:11 puts it, “The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Christ demonstrated His love for us by dying for us while we were still sinners. The church senses that the good shepherd genuinely cares for them and puts their interest ahead of his own. They observe him sacrificing time, money and energy for them. They see that he is there to weep with them when they weep and rejoice with them when they rejoice. They know he cares.

One of the keys to successful capital campaigns is for church leaders to make advance commitments and for that total to be revealed to the congregation. Time and again church members will say, “When I saw what the elders did, I was inspired and knew this was for real.”

Practical application   

There is very little practical training for elders today. A good pastor is often thrust into a difficult assignment and expected to instinctively know how to lead. A brief formula for being a good pastor or elder is to say to the flock, “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:11). Then, “when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away” (1 Peter 5:4).  

VIDEO Horror in Loudoun County Implicates Local and Federal Officials – When parents became the enemy

UPDATE: Loudoun County superintendent apologizes, board member resigns as backlash grows over alleged sexual assaults

By Bonchie | Oct 11, 2021

(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

The situation in Loudoun County, VA, has become a point of national interest over the last year as it has come to represent ground zero for the fight against Critical Race Theory and transgender ideology in schools. Parents have stood up at school board meetings and pushed back on policies allowing boys in girls’ bathrooms, books that promote pedophilia, and other perverse directives.

Back in June, one such meeting exploded with multiple arrests after the cowardly school board declared an unlawful assembly. Police officers with no care for the rights of parents grabbed and threw one man to the ground who refused to leave. In what became a viral moment, the man was dragged out with his pants around his ankles.

Now, we have the story behind what happened via The Daily Wire, who put out a multi-thousand-word investigative piece sharing exactly what Scott Smith had gone through. Most of it is behind a paywall, but I will share as much as I can here.

Per the report, Smith was at the school board meeting because his daughter had been raped by a transgender boy in the girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. What transpired after that was almost as sickening as the act itself.

Smith was given a no-trespassing order prior to the meeting that forbids him from telling his story. This was all part of an elaborative cover-up by the school district to not publicize the rape of his daughter. In fact, when Smith showed up at the school to complain about what had happened, they essentially accused him of lying and called the police, not on the transgender rapist, but on Smith himself for causing a scene. Luckily, he was able to get his daughter a rape kit that evening that confirmed the crime.

Further, moments before Smith’s arrest, the school board announced that they had no record of any rape regarding their transgender policies at their schools. That is what set the desperate father off. He had an Antifa “anti-racist” activist at the meeting claim his daughter was lying. When an argument ensued, police grabbed his arm. When he pulled his arm away, he was assaulted and thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and drug out of the room.

And while the far-left prosecutor’s office, which would eventually try to throw the book at Smith over his arrest at the school board meeting, insisted they were taking the rape case seriously, the same boy was let back into the school system. Within months, he had committed another rape.

But while it is clear the local school board put children at risk in order to cover for their own demented ideology, things didn’t stop there. Smith’s case was actually cited by the DOJ in their letter warning of “domestic terrorism” at school board meetings. AG Merrick Garland had to have been apprised of the details of the case, yet he chose to obfuscate and pretend Smith was a terrorist threat anyway.

This is absolutely insane, evil stuff, and I pray Smith gets justice here, not only in regards to the boy who raped his daughter but also against the degenerates who populate the Loudoun County School Board. While some conservatives have questioned the need to fight back against things like CRT and abusive school boards in general, this case shows that the fight is not only necessary, but righteous as well.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/10/11/horror-in-loudoun-county-implicates-local-and-federal-officials-n455371


When parents became the enemy

By Michael Brown, CP Op-Ed Contributor| Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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With all the ominous things taking place in America — and there are certainly quite a few — perhaps none is more ominous than this: Parents are being demonized. Moms and dads have become the enemy. It is now the government (or the education system) vs. those entrusted with raising the next generation. How on earth did this happen? We have certainly come a long way from the days of Father Knows Best — very long way.

Back in the 1960s, when the generation gap grew large as a result of the counterculture revolution, young people viewed their parents as out of touch, out of step, and out of style. But that was the view of the kids, not the view of the state (or of “the system”). Parental authority remained firmly ensconced when it came to the education of their children.

But that authority has been increasingly challenged in recent decades, with schools hosting GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) clubs, where kids can “come out” to their peers, counselors, and teachers, without their parents knowing. Or where objectionable curricula can be taught at the teacher’s discretion, without parental notification, from K-12.

One mother told me that, without her or her husband’s knowledge, their 16-year-old daughter’s school was about to announce publicly that their daughter was now “he,” with a new name and a new set of pronouns. The parents only found out because they happened to meet with her daughter’s teachers the night before the announcement was planned, having been concerned about the negative influence the school was having on their daughter. How can this be? Who gave the public school system such rights?

Something has been brewing under the surface for some time now, and today, it has reached the boiling point. And the more that parents learn what is really going on, the more they are taking a stand. (For a recent, shocking example of gay porn in a school library, defended by the Library Director, something that is hardly uncommon, see here.)

The line must be drawn in the sand. If not now, then when?

Back in 2013, atheist biologist Richard Dawkins spoke out against parents “forcing” their religious beliefs on their children — in other words, he spoke out against raising them in the faith.

He said, “What a child should be taught is that religion exists; that some people believe this and some people believe that.”

Yes, he opined, “Forcing a religion on your children is as bad as child abuse.” And he added, “There is a value in teaching children about religion. You cannot really appreciate a lot of literature without knowing about religion. But we must not indoctrinate our children.”

He followed this up in an interview in 2015, speaking together with physicist Lawrence Krauss at Trinity College in Dublin.

As reported by the Independent, Dawkins “called on schools to protect children from being indoctrinated by their religious parents.”

In his words, “There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children and I think the balance has swung too far towards parents.” Really? The balance has swung too much towards parents?

He continued, “Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.”

Krauss, himself an atheist as well, agreed with Dawkins, saying, “That means parents have a limited — it seems to be — limited rights in determining what the curriculum is.”

In his view, “The state is providing the education, it’s trying to make sure all children have equal opportunity. And parents of course have concerns and a say, but they don’t have the right to shield their children from knowledge.”

Sorry about that, moms and dads. The state knows best. Stay out of the way!

And if some lawmakers in California have their way, you will be told to stay out of the way when it comes to your child’s own health, with children as young as 12 forced to receive the COVID-19 vaccination if they want to remain in school.

I ask again: how on earth did this happen?

Perhaps more shocking still was the recent announcement from the Department of Justice that parents who spoke against their school’s attempt to indoctrinate their children with radical race ideology could be viewed as “domestic terrorists” guilty of “hate speech.” This was now a matter for the FBI.

As expressed by Matt Walsh, “Leftist activists can come to your house with bullhorns. Film you in the bathroom. Loot your business. Burn police stations. The FBI does nothing.

“But if conservative parents raise their voices at a school board meeting, they’re hunted down as terrorists.

“The law is dead.”

As for those parents who actually made threats against school board members, administrators, or teachers, something that is unacceptable and unjustifiable, why is this a matter for the FBI? And how on earth does this make these overzealous parents “domestic terrorists”?

The bad news is that things are going from bad to worse.

The good news is that, with tens of millions of parents in America, we can say no to these radical and destructive ideas. That doesn’t mean with threats of violence or intimidation, God forbid. But it does mean taking principled stands. And if enough parents will stand strong, others will follow.

Patrick Henry once said, “For good or for ill, the estate of the family will most assuredly predetermine the estate of all of the rest of the culture.”

Let’s resist this current attack on our families as if the future of our culture depended on it. It does.

Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube.

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/when-parents-became-the-enemy.html


Loudoun County superintendent apologizes, board member resigns as backlash grows over alleged sexual assaults

Loudoun County Public Schools has faced intense public pressure after Scott Smith revealed his daughter was allegedly assaulted in a school bathroom

By Peter Hasson | Fox News

The superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools issued an apology and a school board member resigned on Friday as the district faces mounting backlash over its response to two alleged sexual assaults, one of which was allegedly carried out by a skirt-wearing male student in a girls’ bathroom. 

Superintendent Scott Ziegler apologized for saying during a June event that the Virginia district had no record of assaults taking place in its bathrooms. His comments came amid debate about policy changes related to self-identified transgender students. Ziegler said Friday that he misunderstood the question when he made the comment. 

Ziegler also said he is “sorry that we failed to provide the safe, welcoming, and affirming environment that we aspire to provide.” He told affected students and families: “We acknowledge and share in your pain and we will continue to offer support to help you and your families through this trauma.” 

LOUDOUN COUNTY FATHER ARRESTED AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SAYS SCHOOL TRIED TO COVER UP DAUGHTER’S BATHROOM ASSAULT

Scott Smith, a Loudoun County father who was arrested at that June event, said this week that his daughter was sexually assaulted in a girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School by a male student who was wearing a skirt. The Loudoun County sheriff’s office has confirmed that an on-campus sexual assault was reported on the day Smith says his daughter was victimized. 

The boy accused of assaulting Smith’s daughter later allegedly groped a female student at nearby Broad Run High School after forcing her into an empty classroom, Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj told WTOP in an interview this week.  

Board member Beth Barts announced her resignation on Friday, though she didn’t say whether it was related to the ongoing controversy. “This was not an easy decision or a decision made in haste. After much thought and careful consideration, it is the right decision for me and my family,” Barts said. 

Barts has repeatedly butted heads with Loudoun parents concerned about critical race theory and similar left-wing topics being taught in schools, leading residents to seek her recall. Brenda Sheridan, the school board chair, thanked Barts for her service and said that the position is expected to be filled during the board’s December meeting. 

LCPS didn’t immediately return Fox News’ inquiry on whether Barts’ resignation was linked to the current controversy. 

“This could not have been an easy decision for Ms. Barts. We have made known our displeasure with her actions as a school board member over the past several months, but today she has done the right thing. Her former colleagues should take notice,” Ian Prior, the executive director of Virginia parent group Fight for Schools, said in a statement Friday. 

“The community should know, however, that the problems at Loudoun County Public Schools and on the school board go well beyond one school board member,” Prior added. “We will continue to shine a light on Loudoun County Public Schools and will keep fighting until we have a school board of common sense, non-partisan members and a superintendent who is accountable to parents and tells the truth.” 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loudoun-county-superintendent-apologizes-board-member-resigns-sexual-assault-backlash


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A man’s true character – good or bad – determines his legacy

Steve Jordahl Aug 11, 2021

Christian apologist Alex McFarland says even though Ravi Zacharias was a respected and trusted evangelist for decades, the man’s history of sexual abuse with women – which came to light after his death – should consign him to only a sermon illustration.

A player for the Las Vegas Raiders is asking for a class-action lawsuit against Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, claiming it “deceived” donors by continuing fundraising after allegations that its founder had engaged in sexual misconduct. Raiders tight end Derek Carrier and his wife Dora report they contributed $30,000 in January 2020 to support RZIM’s international evangelical and apologetic mission.

Now the Carriers are suing the ministry and want to make it a class-action suit so it can help smaller individual donors recover some of their donations. Apologist Dr. Alex McFarland suggests they may have a legitimate complaint.

“Even before Ravi had passed [in May 2020], no doubt the board and those on the inside of RZIM Ministries knew [of the] allegations – and yet the fundraising machine continued to run,” McFarland tells American Family News.

According to RNS, RZIM leaders had been aware of the alleged misconduct since at least 2017.

McFarland says it’s a shame how the once highly regarded Christian author and speaker threw away his reputation. “The only way that the name of Ravi Zacharias should be remembered is as a sermon illustration,” he shares.

The Christian apologist finds it hard to understand how someone who always appealed to scripture somewhere in his presentations failed to get its main point.

“The gospel that Ravi Zacharias preached is true: Christ is risen, and the God of the Bible is the true and living God,” says McFarland. “[But] I’m sorry that the truth of this living Savior was apparently not sufficient enough to prompt Ravi to live as a disciple.”

And even though the late evangelist’s books and videos helped bring many to Christ, McFarland contends they should be tossed.

“I wouldn’t recommend Ravi’s content to skeptics – because regardless of how compelling the content might be, once they know about the character of the mouthpiece, they’re going to disregard it,” he laments.

RNS reports that the class-action lawsuit could include all donors (except RZIM employees) who gave to the ministry from 2004 to February 2021 – which is when RZIM announced it would no longer accept donations.

https://afn.net/church/2021/08/11/a-man-s-true-character-good-or-bad-determines-his-legacy/

Prophetic Warning and Encouragement

Hoping to write blogs on regular things like “Daily Time in the Word” or “Beauty of Fellowship”. But I feel the Holy Spirit leading to release another dream. Believing this is for His Church..

Dream 1/19/21 : Just a still vision.. Two huge crystals. One was a bowl. I was told it was an amulet. Another was like an earth and I was told it was an omni amulet.

Upon awakening, I wasn’t sure what an amulet was.  I googled it and learned that it is a form of magic to protect against danger and evil.. Onni means in all places and ways.

The omni amulet represents how the enemy is trying to cover all the earth in a spirit of witchcraft.. False truth.. An antichrist culture.. The bowl represents people.. Bowls are to be filled, so we can put things inside.. To eat and drink to live.. Many bowls are covered in spirits not of God.. Being filled with deceit, manipulation and idolatry.. 

We must be putting on the full armor of God.. Meditating on His Word day and night.. Overflowing with the Holy Spirit.. Authoritatively praying against the spirit of evil trying to cover all of the earth.. Pray that the spirit of God will cover all of the earth in His love, light and glory, in Jesus Name.. What life food are we filling our bowls with? May it be Jesus and Jesus alone.

I understand a lot of prophets didn’t get things as thought. May we not judge in unbiblical ways.  People have lost faith because their words did not come to pass.  This shows how much is looked to man and not God.. How much hearts need to be more devoted, learning in the Bible.. Hearing from the Holy Spirit ourselves. We are not to despise prophecies.

May prophetic messages be served and received in love and honor of Yahweh.. To build us up as His Bride.. To help keep our oil full and our lives on His narrow path.. Remaining faithful to Jesus. All is for His glory.

The Lord in His perfect love encourages and warns us.. This is an exciting time.. Do not fear man.. Beautifully fear God in reverence and awestruck wonder.. Our Father cares. He is working all things out in his ultimate kindness and goodness.. To reveal and bring breakthrough.. But it’ll be a ride.. 

We have entered a time where evil has been tolerated for so long.. that it’s become normal for others.. And even celebrated.. Brothers and sisters ~ People must see Jesus living within us.. Hope of glory.. Dwelling in us as His believers.. Church, lets pray without ceasing and discern with wisdom from above.. Walk in the Holy Spirit.. Abide deeply in His Word.. Keep your hearts pure.. Make your entire life a sacrifice of praise to Him.. 

Our Abba didn’t create us to just sit back and watch the movie.. We are citizens of heaven, His babies. He is empowering us to partner with Him for such a time as this.. Seek His face with all your heart.. Worship and proclaim our Lord is Jesus.. Rise and thrive in our Saviors love.. 

https://yourlastdayonearthdotblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/urgent-warning-encouragement/

Five Questions to Help You Find More Joy With Less

by Joe Pringle, President of National Christian Foundation Chicago

A humble, transparent, and inspiring testimony of one leader’s journey learning to find joy in living with less and giving away more.

Is your stuff holding you back from a better life? There came a time in my life when my wife, Tami, and I started to ask ourselves questions like these, which eventually demanded answers. What we discovered led us to less stress and more joy in giving together as a family.

I grew up in a wealthy suburb of Chicago. Business ownership was custom for our family. On my mother’s side was a family-owned business, Chicago Rawhide, that evolved from making leather products to supplying multiple industries as the world’s leading oil seals manufacturer. My family eventually sold the business to the owner of Fiat, which created a significant “liquidity event” for us.

I used the money I received from the sale to start a trucking company. This business’s success helped me buy my father out of the steel business when I was just 27. Six years later, I purchased a competitor ten times the size of the physical location of the original family business. I was achieving the world’s definition of success.

With that success came the ability to buy a lot of nice stuff. We purchased my grandmother’s vacation home on Lake Geneva, an 1880s historic home in Telluride, Colorado, and our dream home in suburban Chicago.

God had blessed us with the ability to make money, but the more we accumulated with it, the more complicated our lives became. It hadn’t hit me yet that maybe this consumption mentality (packaged as the American dream) was robbing our joy. As the steel industry grew more volatile and risky, I decided l needed to sell my business and start investing in others. We had all this stuff that required maintenance and a big chunk of my time. As I grew exhausted and unsatisfied, the questions around it all became louder.

Over time, thanks to my church, mentors, Bible studies, and a program in spiritual transformation, my true desire became clearer. I had experienced God at work in my heart and wanted to partner with Him. I began examining everything with stewardship in mind: Is hanging onto this going to bring me closer to God? Is it neutral? Or is it taking me further away from Him? Am I holding onto something that’s distracting me from the life that is truly worth living? (1 Tim. 6:18-19)

In light of these prayers and a desire for minimizing distractions, we sold two of our homes, and for the first time in our 41 years of marriage, Tami and I became renters. We love our two-bedroom apartment, which allows much less upkeep and stress. We kept the property on Lake Geneva for family gatherings, entertaining friends, and hosting Journeys of Generosity and spiritual retreats. Though still a work in progress, little by little, we’ve gotten rid of a lot.

These five questions help us discern what we keep or release.

1. Is this an asset or liability?

Back in 1979, when my mom’s family sold that business, I got to witness a lot of relatives “win the lottery,” so to speak. Some were prepared to handle the amount of money they received. Others weren’t. The windfall was a blessing to some; others ended up worse off than they’d been before receiving it. I’m thankful I had a business degree, or I might have gone down a similar path.

I wonder now why many wealthy, even business-owning, families don’t teach the simple difference between a liability and an asset, because these lessons can apply to our spiritual lives, too. What if we asked this question about everything we owned: Is this an asset or a liability to my relationship with God?

2. What is it doing (or will it do) to my family?

It’s so important to prepare a family for wealth. If an asset we are enjoying isn’t serving a purpose, or worse, it’s building a sense of entitlement or wastefulness in our kids, that’s a big sign we should release it. In our case, keeping the property on Lake Geneva was valuable for relationship-building and memory-making. In addition, it was a fruitful place to bless others and take time away to be with God.

We should also consider the amount we plan to give in light of its impact on our kids’ lives—positive or negative—which is no easy task and requires significant intentionality and discussion.

3. Am I stewarding or hoarding this? 

I kept thinking about the bigger barns story in Luke 12. We’ll be judged by what we did with what we had—whether we chose to use it for God’s purposes or to hoard it. God calls a hoarder a fool! I was building bigger barns. When I asked myself, “Am I being a good manager of the things I am blessed to be stewarding?” the decision to sell or give more away became clearer.

Once our kids were older, there was no good reason to keep the house in Telluride. I wish I’d known at the time the value of giving a property before the sale, but it still felt so good to sell it. Why had it been so hard to come to that decision? 

4. Why am I hanging onto this?

When I was candid with myself, I realized I’d kept the Telluride house for the wrong reasons. It helped us make family memories for years, but I kept it after it was no longer fulfilling that purpose. Why? An embarrassing part of the reason was so I could boast about owning it. When others bragged about their place in Aspen or Vail, my historic home in Telluride would impress. But I realized the people I was trying to impress had a mantra—the one with the most toys wins—and I too had subconsciously adopted it at some point. When we finally sold that house, it was such a relief to release it. 

5. Who could benefit if I gave it away?

My family had grown very involved with a ministry in the infamous Cabrini Green neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side, Holy Family School. We grew passionate about this community of people and the school itself. The mission of providing high-quality Christian education to underserved African American families spoke to us.

We all felt God calling us to make a pledge, so we called a family meeting to decide about selling the Telluride house. It felt so good to use the money from something we no longer needed to help a ministry that could do so much with it. We have fond memories of the time our family spent in Telluride, but we’ve never regretted the decision to use it to give to this ministry we all loved. This experience showed me that when you make yourself available and show up where God is already at work, you get to experience a miracle.

“Comparison kills gratitude.” Thankfully, Tami reminds me of this. It’s sometimes hard for me when I see others getting cool stuff. I know that I’ll continue to want more things, thinking I “need” them, or worse, I “deserve” them. I’ve found the antidote for this temptation is to surround myself with a community that believes we own nothing and are simply stewards of what God has blessed us to manage.

We need to be available to God, act on His nudges, keep our focus on being His light in the world, and humbly glorify Him through our actions.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

– Romans 12:2

All the work of buying, owning, and selling businesses and properties left me with something, even after the “stuff” was gone: knowledge and empathy. Those activities are not inherently bad—in fact, they can produce a lot of good—but only when surrendered to God’s will and way. Now, I use my time helping others think through these questions so that they can use their stuff in God-honoring and exciting ways, too!

VIDEO North Carolina Lt. Gov. Says He Won’t Resign After Blasting Schools for Teaching Graphic Sexual Concepts to Kids

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says that he will not bow to calls for him to resign after he blasted schools for teaching sexual concepts to young children.

Gov. Robinson said “I will not be silenced and I will not be bullied into submission.”

The Republican governor outraged the left when he said that LGBT issues and sexual concepts should not be taught to children in public schools while speaking at Asbury Baptist Church in June.

“There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” he said during the event, video of which was recently posted online by far-left activists. “And yes, I called it filth, and if you don’t like that I called it filth, come see me and I’ll explain it to you.”

After the video was posted online, Deputy White House press secretary and North Carolina native Andrew Bates blasted Robinson’s comments “repugnant and offensive.”

Democrat North Carolina State Senators Jeff Jackson and Wiley Nickel called on Robinson to resign — with Nickel saying he is “a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state.”

In a video posted to Facebook on Saturday night, the governor responded to the outrage and said that he will “continue to fight for the rights of our children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom.”

Robinson also showed images from the graphic and inappropriate books that are being made available to elementary school students.

“Let me tell you plainly right here and right now: I will not back down,” Robinson said in the video posted to Facebook. “I will not be silenced and I will not be bullied into submission. I will continue to fight for the rights of our children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom.”

COMMENT

It is good to see those in public office call out the filth push in schools.


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Answers in Genesis skeptical of researchers’ claims Noah’s Ark may have been found in Turkey

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter | Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Noah's Ark, Turkey
The Durupinar formation site in Eastern Turkey is what some believe to be the resting spot of Noah’s Ark from the Bible. | Getty Images

Young Earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis, which operates the Ark Encounter attraction in Kentucky, has expressed doubt over researchers’ claims that a boat-like formation found in eastern Turkey could likely be the location of Noah’s Ark. 

Earlier this year, archaeologists associated with a project called Noah’s Ark Scans reported that ground-penetrating radar showed unusual formations underneath a boat-like formation found near Mount Tendürek, which they say matched the “exact length” of the ark given in the Old Testament.

Moving forward, a team of Turkish researchers and other supporters plan to do the “most complete geophysical survey and scientific study of this site to date.” 

In a post online last week, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham noted that the Durupinar formation site had been speculated to be the site of Noah’s Ark as far back as 1959.

Ken Ham
Ken Ham in front of the Ark Encounter theme park that opened in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 7, 2016. | Ark Encounter

In his post, Ham included statements by geologist Andrew Snelling, director of Answers in Genesis’ research department. Snelling does not expect the ark to have survived intact to this day.

“With no mature trees available for Noah and his family to build shelters after they got off the Ark, there is every reason to expect they dismantled the Ark (which they didn’t need anymore) to salvage timber from it,” stated Snelling.

“Besides, this claimed Ark site is in a valley and not on a mountain as described by the Genesis account. It is unclear exactly the identity and location of the ‘mountains of Ararat’ [Genesis 8:4; notice the plural word ‘mountains’], but even this site sits on volcanic lava flows (under the mud flows), which like Mount Ararat itself is a post-Flood volcano that even recently erupted.”

Snelling stated that the “geophysical imaging” used by the researchers is ultimately “subject to interpretation based on the bias of the interpreter.”

“The reality is that these ‘investigators’ will never be able to establish what is inside this ‘boat-shaped formation’ until such time as they actually excavate the site by digging through it,” he continued.

“They can theorize all they like about the unusual parallel linear and angular features shown up by the geophysical imaging, but until they actually dig into the site to expose those features for visual identification, their theorizing simply remains that.”

Snelling assured that the Ark does not need to be found for believers to “accept it as a historical reality.”

“We already have the infallible testimony of the ever-present, all-knowing Creator in His Word,” Snelling wrote. “And even if the Ark were found, scoffers would still reject the evidence, dismissing it as a replica built by worshippers to a myth they believed in.”

The Noah’s Ark Scans researchers have referenced private geophysical surveys conducted in 2014 and 2019 that show “layers and interesting angular structures below the ground.”

“The new GPR data shows parallel lines and angular structures 8 to 20 feet down,” stated the project on its website.

“These parallel lines and right angles below the surface are something you would not expect to see in a natural, geologic formation. Interestingly, the boat formation has also been confirmed to be the exact length of the ark given in the Bible (Genesis 6:15).”

In an interview with The U.S. Sun, project head Andrew Jones said that the GPR data is “not what you would expect to see if this site is just a solid block of rock or an accumulation of random debris from a mudflow.”

“But these results are what you would expect to see if this is a man-made boat matching the Biblical requirements of Noah’s Ark,” added Jones.

Jones is joined in the project by Ryan Mauro, president of the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, and Dr. Fethi Yuksel from Istanbul University.  Members of the team spent four days in August surveying the site. Jones had previously stated that there won’t be an excavation until the “geophysical surveys, core drilling and geological studies are complete.”

According to Jones, Yuksel has obtained a permit to work in the area, which will “speed up the process.”

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https://www.christianpost.com/news/answers-in-genesis-skeptical-about-noahs-ark-discovery-claim.html