Sunday, June 14, 2009

Week Ending June 12, 2009 - Washington, DC

Obama signals to Islam the defeat of the West / Obama claims Holocaust same as current conditions of Palestinians / Will new Capitol Visitor Center display our National Motto, "In God We Trust?" / Congress, tobacco and the FDA / An aged National Socialist attacks the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. / Christian man beaten to death for drinking from Muslim tea cup and Obama says Islam is tolerant / Media discovers "Arab Christians" / New June Chairman's Report

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 ANNOUNCES DEATH OF THE WEST IN CAIRO - When I read the speech delivered by Barack Obama in Cairo it became apparent to me that it was not a "new beginning" but rather an end. Obama was announcing the surrender of Israel to the Muslim mobs with their violent, hate-filled "religion," in return for a peace that will never come. Obama in effect offered to surrender Western style democracy in return for a "peaceful" world. I am not alone in this opinion. Read Capitulation in Cairo? by Jeffrey Kuhner

OBAMA COMPARES HOLOCAUST TO PALESTINIANS' CONDITION IN ISRAEL - I noticed it and so did Rabbi Dr. Morton H. Pomerantz.. Obama, in a clever use of words read from his teleprompter, compared the murder of over 6 million Jews in Europe by the National Socialists (Nazis), to the current "plight" of Palestinians. The rabbi says Obama has opened the door to persecution of Jews worldwide.Read more

CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER TO DISPLAY "IN GOD WE TRUST?" - The new Capitol Visitor Center is mostly underground and adjacent to the Capitol Building, and all visitors to the Capitol must now pass through it. When it opened, congressmen and Senators noted immediately that there was no reference to the religious heritage of the nation, not even the national motto, In God We Trust.

The House Administration Committee last week unanimously approved a resolution by Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance inside the Capitol Visitor Center. Read more. Senators Brownback and DeMint have introduced a similar resolution in the Senate. Read DeMint statement on CVC

TOBACCO - The Senate voted this week 79 to 17 to allow the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to regulate tobacco products. Currently the FDA does not inspect even 1% of the meat we eat. None of the food imported from China is inspected. Recalls of spoiled food are voluntary; no food supplier can be ordered by the FDA to recall food that is contaminated and sickens people. My questions: what does the FDA do with the money they get, and how will they use this new "authority?" How Senators voted

NATIONAL SOCIALIST ATTACKS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM - A guard was killed at the Holocaust Museum here in Washington, DC when an 88-year-old anti-Semite with a long history of opposition to capitalism, opened fire on him. Those who profess anti capitalist views and hatred toward Jews are no different today that they were in Hitler's Germany. The shooter, James von Brunn, in blog posts indicated he not only hated Jews but Christians and the Bible as well. Read more

ETHANOL - WASTING GOD'S RESOURCES? - National Geographic's May issue contained a report titled Portrait of the Global Food Crisis. The report concluded that a 25 gallon tank of ethanol uses enough corn or grain to feed one human being for a year. My own research found that 26.1 pounds of corn was needed per gallon of ethanol produced, but I did not include the "negative return," that is, the fuel used to plant and harvest the crop of corn. In addition, Cornell professor David Pimentel found that 27% more energy is used producing a gallon of ethanol than it contains when shipped. Read more

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!

MEDIA SUDDENLY DISCOVERS MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIANS - A very long report on the disappearance of Christians from the Middle East was published in the May, 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine. While George W. Bush was in office the media largely ignored the persecution of the Christian minorities in the Middle East, Now, suddenly, it is in vogue to report on their "disappearance" from the Middle East. So as not to place too much of the blame on Islamic persecution of Christians, National Geographic actually blames the initial decline of Christians in the area on the Crusades. Read NGM report

OBAMA AND ISLAMIC REALITY - "And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality." -- Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009.

At almost the same time that Obama delivered this astounding statement, a Christian man was beaten to death for using a cup designated for Muslims. Ishtiaq Masih, ordered tea at a shop in Punjab, Pakistan, during a bus stop. When he paid for the tea the owner saw that he wore a cross, and he and 14 of his employees beat, stabbed and kicked the Christian man. He later died at a local hospital. Ishtiaq had not noticed a sign warning that the shop did not serve non-Muslims. Read more

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 new 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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