OBAMA'S MANDATE - Last November the nation's financial systems were broken and average Americans did not believe the system could be fixed by an elderly Senator who was a Washington insider. The people gave a mandate to Barack Obama to try to fix the economy. But Obama thought otherwise. He saw his victory as a mandate for homosexual marriage, abortions paid for by taxpayers and a radical social agenda that includes censorship of ideas he does not accept. In the "health reform" battle he is suddenly faced with the reality that the majority who voted for him do not support his radical socialist agenda that even Europe has abandoned. His reaction has been to put in place at the White House a system to spy on the citizens. He has requested that his "true" followers send an e-mail to a special address at the White House to report on anyone who is "fishy" about health care reform. The definition of "fishy" is anyone who disagrees with the radical Obama/Pelosi agenda.
NOT A WORD TO PAKISTAN ON MURDERS - President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have not said a word about the massacre of Christians in Pakistan on August 1, 2009. Not wanting to offend Muslims, it seems that Barack Obama has decided that the murder of Christians in Muslim nations is not something that is of any concern to him. More in International section
NEW JETS FOR GLOBE-TROTTING - Before leaving town on their August recess the Congress ordered up six more aircraft to joy ride on that the military didn't want. Apparently congressmen and Senators have the need for speed to travel overseas and don't have time for commercial flights ... Just a few months ago congressmen and Senators were berating CEO's for using corporate jets. Congress also recently upped its expense allowances. The Wall Street Journal had the best story on this, but it is a paid service. Read the Fox News take on it here.
THE AUGUST RECESS - Both the House and Senate have now gone into August recess and will not return until after Labor Day which is September 7th this year. Many congressmen and Senators are holding town-hall meetings in their districts and they are getting an earful about health care. What went wrong? The people learned the truth. Barack Obama said he wanted to provide health insurance for those who did not have it.Most people agreed with that until they learned that they would probably have to give up their own policies and pay higher taxes. His plan also reduces the care for the elderly by dismantling Medicare Advantage and then reducing allowable expenditures for the nation's senior citizens.
HATE CRIMES AMENDMENT - There was no way to stop the Thought Crimes legislation pushed by radical Democrats in Congress .... BUT ... Senator Sam Brownback was able to add an amendment in the Senate to protect religious speech. Without his amendment it could literally be against the law to quote the Bible on issues of homosexuality. The Brownback amendment was agreed to by an overwhelming majority of the Senate, with a vote of 78-13. Although passed in the Senate, his amendment is not in the House version of the bill. That means it is up to a House-Senate conference committee to decide if it will be in the final bill. Because "Hate Crimes" legislation was attached to a defense authorization bill it is important to contact members of the House Armed Services Committee, both Democrat and Republican, on this issue. Contact List Let them know how you feel about the Brownback Amendment to "Hate Crimes."
STEALING THE REMAINS OF THE DEAD - In Europe radical environmentalists and animal rights advocates have been burning the homes of executives of drug companies. They have vandalized the cars of employees and even attacked businesses that buy their products. One executive's home was burned and his cremated mother's ashes stolen. Read more. Because they radicals refuse to accept God's plan in the Bible they choice the "green religion" that permits acts of violence towards humanity.
ALL NEW AUGUST CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new August 5, 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 review.
The Pakistani government did little until European leaders demanded intervention. President Obama said nothing. There was no comment from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the burning of Christian homes, the beatings, or the murders. There was no comment from conservative leaders in Congress and there was no comment about the massacre from America's Christian leaders.
President Obama is about to take yet another tour of Africa and I am sure he will talk about his "respect" for Islam as he did during his last trip to northern Africa. Apparently his "respect" for Islam is so great that his eyes are closed to the suffering of Christians in Muslim nations such as Pakistan. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and apparently conservative leaders as well, see Pakistan as an "ally" rather than the breeding ground for terror that it is. See news feed
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!
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 www.iraqichristianrefugees.org.
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