NEW DECEMBER 22nd CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - Issue highlights: Pakistani pastor set on fire / Mayor Bloomberg sued over Ground Zero mosque / Obama the messiah has no crown and he doesn't know the national motto / Congressional liberals go down in flames / The Justice Department sues a school to give a Muslim teacher special rights / More international
CANTOR PROMISES STABILITY - Under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi it was risky for a congressman to buy an airline ticket home more than a few hours in advance. House calendars that were posted were ignored, and bills that no one had a chance to read were passed in the middle of the night. The new Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-VA) has promised to change all that. He has posted a House calendar for the year that promises fewer trips back and forth for congressmen and fewer work days, but with more working hours. He also has promised "dedicated committee time" so Members will not have to walk out of hearings to cast votes. Cantor explains his new system at his site.
CPAC GOES GAY-ER - The Religious Freedom Coalition, of which I am chairman, discontinued sponsoring the Conservative Political Action Conference because of its acceptance of homosexual groups and its refusal to deal with the issue of Islamic terrorism. This year the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America are also boycotting the CPAC event which has gone even more gay by allowing the homosexual group GO PROUD a "planning status." CPAC became about bucks, and nothing but the bucks, years ago. Anyone with the cash to hand David Keene gets presence, and he has even rented booths to the ACLU. Most social conservatives no longer attend, having been too often offended by beer toting college students there for more of a good time than conservative thought.
TIME MAGAZINE: BLIZZARD CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING - Time Magazine reported as straight news that the giant blizzard that paralyzed the Northeast and froze crops in Florida was caused by global warming. In presenting the argument Time stated: "The loss of Arctic sea ice helps accelerate the warming of the atmosphere in the far north, thanks to what's known as the albedo effect. White ice reflects sunlight into space, cooling the air, but when ice melts and is replaced with dark ocean water, the effect is reversed and more of the sun's heat is absorbed." Hmm, since the circulation of liberal news magazines continues to shrink, by this logic it is because more people are reading them.
NO 911 MOSQUE - Visit the RFC site dedicated to the Ground Zero mosque controversy at www.no911mosque.org
OFFICIAL PERSECUTION IN EGYPT - About 130 Egyptian Christians, including children, will probably remain imprisoned on January 7th which is the day Christmas is celebrated in Egypt. This is two months after 2,000 members of the state security forces attacked their church building, killing several people. Police chanted Islamic war cries and tried to tear down the three story building that was under reconstruction. The object of the attack was to prevent the building from being used for Christmas services.
About 25 homes surrounding the church in the Christian area of Giza, a Cairo suburb, were burned to the ground by local police and one news agency reported that more than 20 people were blinded deliberately in one or both eyes. Although the St. Mary's Church had a permit from the national government for renovation and additions, the governor of Giza, Sayyed Abdel-Aziz told a news agency that the permit had been "misused" by the Christians and the acts of the police were justified.
ASIA BIBI WILL BE MURDERED IF PARDONED - Asia Bibi faces the death penalty for "blasphemy" in Pakistan. She did not curse Mohammad; no, her crime was to say she could drink from the same water source as a Muslim woman, which is contrary to the Koran. Pakistan's president said he would pardon her, but a judge has blocked the pardon. Now, an Islamic Party that was part of the government said it would pay any Muslim $6,000 to murder Bibi if she is actually released. Muslims associated with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal ur Rehman (JUI-F) party began daily demonstrations calling for Bibi's death on Christmas Eve.
NO JEWS ALLOWED - "We have frankly said, and always will say: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won't agree to the presence of one Israeli in it." That was the statement made by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority on December 24th, 2010. Of course Muslims must have the freedom to live anywhere and build mosques anywhere, even at Ground Zero.