Obama and the end of free speech / Green light to pornographers / Is Geert Wilders the final hope for free speech? / 1000 pages of Stimulus / Your health and the Stimulus / Remembering Mumbai - The Saudi connection / Valentine's Day in Saudi Arabia / Is loyalty racist? / Iraqi Christian refugees
NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - February 12th edition now available! Click here for PDF!
REVEALING CHOICE FOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT - President Obama has nominated David Ogden as the deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder. This is an outrageous choice in that Ogden is an "absolutist" when it comes to abortion and pornography. He believes there should be no limit to on-demand abortions, he supports pornography producers, and he insists that libraries be forced to provide computers to those who desire to view porn. The final irony --his office would be in charge of enforcing federal laws regarding pornography. How does that work? Read this thorough white paper on Ogden.
A THOUSAND PAGES OF STIMULUS - What is in the Stimulus Bill? No one knows for sure. The bill was delivered to the offices of congressmen by the Democrat leadership at 11:00 PM last night after most of them were home in bed. The bill has more than 1,000 pages and congressmen are expected to vote on it less than 18 hours after receiving it. Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) made a short clip on YouTube of himself thumbing though the bill, some of which is actually hand written. View clip here.
YOUR HEALTH AND THE STIMULUS - Under the final Stimulus Bill a "health commission" will be set up to tell doctors what treatment is appropriate and what is not. According to a Bloomberg article, the language in the Stimulus is taken for the most part from a book by former Senator Tom Daschle promoting the rationing of health care. A provision would divide the cost of the treatment by the "remaining years" of life to determine if it is a waste of money. Read more
NEW FEBRUARY CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new February 12, 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 many international issues. Print out and distribute to your Sunday School class. Click here to view February 12, 2009 edition!
IS LOYALTY RACIST ? - Unexpectedly, a small political party came in third in Israeli elections, with a platform to pass a law requiring everyone to swear an oath to Israel or lose their citizenship. Some call this racist because the Arabs who live in Israel and now claim citizenship would refuse to swear an oath to the country that they are currently exempt from fighting for. You read that right ... Israeli Arab citizens do not have to serve in the army. Now Avigdor Lieberman,the leader of the small party advocating a loyalty oath, may well determine who leads the next government, since neither of the two larger parties won enough seats to form a government. Read more
FACEBOOK FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS - The Religious Freedom Coalition has a new Facebook page to expose the crisis faced by Iraqi Christians. If you have a Facebook account, please become our friend at this link.
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