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Sunday, January 17, 2016

FIREARM DEALER COUNTERS OBAMA'S PROPAGANDA ABOUT GUNS, PURCHASES, & BACKGROUND CHECKS

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JONESBORO, GEORGIA DISCUSS OBAMA'S "MISLEADING" STATEMENTS 
ABOUT GUN CONTROL
Published on Jan 12, 2016
In this video we discuss Obama's new push for gun control through executive order rather than through the legislative process as it should be. All this cheap talk and emotional rhetoric is to play to the masses' lack of knowledge on the process of legally obtaining firearms. We go over many of the lies and misinformation put out on this topic by the administration and urge everyone to educate those around you that don't know any better.

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OBAMA ISSUES DISCRIMINATORY "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY" PROCLAMATION~THE KIND OF FREEDOM THAT PERSECUTES CHRISTIANS, BUT PROTECTS MUSLIMS

PERSECUTOR IN CHIEF: BY HIS PROCLAIMED DICTATE, CERTAIN RELIGIONS GET FULL FREEDOM; CHRISTIANS EXCEPTED

WHILE CHRISTIANS' CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BELIEF & PRACTICE INFRINGED & CONTAINED


WILL YOU ACCEPT OBAMA'S 

DECEPTION, LIES & HYPOCRISY?

Obama Issues Proclamation 

for "Religious Freedom Day"

BY HEATHER CLARK
SEE: http://christiannews.net/2016/01/17/obama-issues-proclamation-for-religious-freedom-day/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

WASHINGTON — As Saturday marked the 23th annual Religious Freedom Day, Barack Obama released a statement recognizing the religious rights of Americans, while some Christian leaders expressed concern over the Obama administration’s infringements upon religious rights.
Religious Freedom Day, first proclaimed nationally in 1993, is based on the enactment of the 1786 Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom. The law was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and became an influence in the crafting of the First Amendment.
The Virginia Statute declared in part that “to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.”
“Since our country’s founding, religious freedom has been heralded as one of our most cherished ideals,” Obama said in his proclamation.
“The right to practice religion freely has brought immigrants from all over the world to our shores, often in the face of great adversity, so they could live their lives in accordance with the dictates of their consciences,” he continued. “Some of America’s earliest settlers, the Pilgrims, arrived at our shores in search of a more tolerant society, free from religious persecution.”
Obama said that the White House has been working to protect the freedoms of Americans of all religions, and vowed to continue to do so.
“[M]y Administration is working to preserve religious liberty and enforce civil rights laws that protect religious freedom—including laws that protect employees from religious discrimination and require reasonable accommodation of religious practices on the job,” he stated.
“We will also continue to protect students from discrimination and harassment that is based on their faith, and we will continue to enforce hate crime laws, including those perpetrated based on a person’s actual or perceived religion,” Obama continued. “This work is crucial, particularly given the recent spike in reports of threats and violence against houses of worship, children, and adults simply because of their religious affiliation.”
But some pointed out the irony of Obama’s proclamation in light of his administration’s actions in recent years. Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis said that Saturday could have instead been dubbed “Religious Erosion Day.”
“Sadly, Christians are increasingly being punished for standing on God’s word and living according to our beliefs based on the Bible. We’re seeing this happen over and over again—usually in regard to gay ‘marriage’ and the sanctity of life,” he wrote in a blog post. “Christians are being forced to affirm gay ‘marriages,’ and Christian organizations and companies are being told they better provide abortion services and medical insurance that includes abortive contraceptives and even abortion—or else!”
“In a recent address Obama even said that gay ‘marriage’ trumps religious freedom!” Ham stated. “He doesn’t really support religious freedom for everyone—he supports his own definition of freedom, one that increasingly excludes Bible-believing Christians from these protections and imposes an anti-God religion on the culture.”
But he exhorted Christians to be thankful for the liberties that we still have and to not neglect to obey Christ’s command to be salt and light in our nation.
“As Christians, we need to be bold in standing on God’s word, refusing to compromise with our increasingly secular culture. We need to be salt and light, spreading the message of the good news of the gospel to this world—this is what will change hearts and minds for now and eternity,” Ham declared. “We are free from the burden of our sin and death (Romans 6:22) because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. And that is true freedom that can never be taken away by any government or legislature!”
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REMEMBER THESE CHRISTIANS DENIED THEIR FREEDOMS, JAILED & FINED:
KIM DAVIS, MUNICIPAL CLERK WHO REFUSED GAY MARRIAGE LICENSES
JAILED
MELISSA & AARON KLEIN, BAKE SHOP; BANK ACCOUNTS SEIZED, AND LEVIED HUGE FINES BY OREGON STATE
BARONELLE STUTZMAN, FLORIST WHO REFUSED FLOWERS FOR GAY WEDDING; SUED

TINA MARSHALL, DENTIST; SUED FOR PLAYING CHRISTIAN MUSIC 

(Christian) Dentist Sued for Damages by Employees Allegedly Fired for Objecting to Playing Christian Music

BY HEATHER CLARK
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes

LAKE ORION, Mich. — A Michigan dentist is being sued by several of her former employees who were allegedly scolded or fired for objecting to the Christian music she played at her practice.
Dr. Tina Marshall of Lake Orion is facing accusations of discrimination and violating the Michigan Civil Rights Act over the matter, which involves four former employees: Kimberly Hinson, Nancy Kordus, Tammy Kulis and Sara Bambard.
According to reports, Marshall played Christian music and the local Christian radio station at her practice during business hours, and eventually left it playing overnight.
“Playing the Christian music is just to keep God on your mind. It’s just soothing to the spirit,” she told the Clarkston News. “I can’t tell you how many patients I have come in and just make comments that it is so calm in here. They’re like, ‘I’m at a dentist office. This is weird.’ And we just smile.”
But some of her employees were unhappy with being subjected to the music.
“I told her I did not think it was right to play the music all the time, as we had a wide range of religious beliefs as patients,” Kordus said in a statement. “She told me ‘you have to plant the seeds’ and the music had to be played 24/7 even if no one was in the building ‘to keep the demons out.'”
She said that several patients “questioned” the music being played, and so Kordus turned on the television instead.
“So I was ‘disobedient,’” Kordus stated.
The complaint against Marshall also claims that the dentist held prayer gatherings with staff each morning and also prayed over her patients. Her former employees claim that the morning prayers eventually became mandatory, but Marshall denies the allegation and says no one was ever required to pray with her.
Kordus claims that she wrote to Marshall in 2014 to ask that she stop pushing her religion on others, and was soon fired. Kulis said that she resigned over the matter.
Attorneys for Marshall have requested that the lawsuit be dismissed as the dentist disputes the claims.
“[Marshall is] being attacked in this lawsuit for her Christian beliefs, based solely on her desire to play religious music and radio stations in the dental office of the business that she owns,” attorney Keith Jablonski told the Washington Post.
“We believe that when the facts, and not baseless allegations, are presented to a jury, we will establish that this group of former disgruntled employees are simply looking to profit off of their own prejudices towards Dr. Marshall and her Christian faith,” he said.
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SEE ALSO: http://www.oxfordleader.com/Articles-News-c-2016-01-06-260524.113121-sub14474.113121-Dentist-office-faces-lawsuit-for-alleged-religious-discrimination.htmlrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
January 06, 2016 - By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Four former employees of Dr. Tina Marshall D.D.S. are seeking damages for alleged religious discrimination in a lawsuit against the Lake Orion dentist. Plaintiffs Kimberly Hinson, Nancy Kordus, Tammy Kulis and Sara Bambard are also suing Dr. Craig Stasio who helped Marshall restructure her office and its employees in 2015. Stasio is a state registered chiropractor who owns a chiropractic and massage therapy business in Clinton Township, and is also the leader of a religious ministry. The lawsuit was filed with the 6th Judicial Circuit of Oakland County. A jury trial was requested and may occur later this summer. During a restructuring of the dental office, almost all of Marshall's previous employees were fired or resigned, apart from one dental hygienist who still works for the practice. Of the plaintiffs, Hansin had worked for the practice, previously ran by Dr. Raphael Flajole, as a dental hygienist for about 32 years. Kordus began working for the practice as a dental assistant in about 1993, and Kulis at the front desk in 1994. The three became employees of Marshall when she purchased the practice in 2008. Bambard began working for Marshall in 2011 at the front desk. "My old staff was great. I wish they would have stayed and liked the music, but it was their choice," Marshall said. She is referring to the Christian music she began playing during office hours, which many of her staff had requested to turn off, and actually turned off, numerous times. According to the lawsuit Marshall began playing the Christian music after she and her daughter Brittney joined Stasio's ministry sometime in 2013. At first, the music only played during part of the day, the lawsuit states, however in time Marshall ordered the religious music be played at all times. "I told her I did not think it was right to play the music all the time, as we had a wide range of religious beliefs as patients.  She told me 'you have to plant the seeds' and the music had to be played 24/7 even if no one was in the building 'to keep the demons out,'" Kordus said in a statement. Marshall said playing the music was something she wanted to do at her practice, and was not meant to influence or brainwash anybody. More importantly, it is soothing to many patients. "Playing the Christian music is just to keep God on your mind. It's just soothing to the spirit. I can't tell you how many patients I have come in and just make comments that it is so calm in here. They're like, 'I'm at a dentist office. This is weird.' And we just smile," she said. Later she explained, "This is no more than church. If you go to church, that's what they're doing, is teaching you from the Bible and trying to make you more aware of the truth from the Bible." The lawsuit also states Marshall conducted daily morning prayers with the staff members, which started off as optional but soon became mandatory for all employees.  "It's never been mandatory. And it's never been more than just praying for a great day, that it runs smooth," Marshall said. The lawsuit also alleges that Marshall would pray over patients receiving dental treatment, hung religious pictures in her office, placed holy water at her front desk, and maintained a diary of religious activity that occurred at her practice. The front cover of the diary stated "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." One example of an excerpt of the diary according to the lawsuit states: "Nancy and Kristen realize there is only one God and that He is real and that Hell is real too." Another example of a diary excerpt states: "Pray Holy Spirit is present over the office at all times—especially tomorrow with prayer for our patients—or seeds be planted." The lawsuit also notes that each of the plaintiffs consistently objected to the religious practices during office hours. In 2014, Kordus provided written requests that Marshall refrain from pressuring staff from participating in the ministry's religious activities, and on August 21, 2014 Kordus was fired. Kulis' employment was constructively terminated on Oct. 30, 2014, the lawsuit states, as she was compelled to leave due to the religious harassment and discriminatory practices.  After a couple of her employees were terminated, Marshall had to replace them with interim employees who weren't as trained as they had claimed, Marshall said. With her current employees resisting the Christian music, and her interim employees not qualified enough, Marshall turned to Stasio. "That's when I was like this isn't working, Craig can you help me, and it worked out great," Marshall said. Marshall brought in Stasio and after two weeks the practice was restructured. Members of the religious ministry replaced the eight positions that were terminated, with the one employee remaining on as a dental hygienist. According to the lawsuit, Bambard was called into Marshall's office July 6, 2015, where she met Stasio. At that time Marshall told Bambard that Stasio was in charge, the lawsuit says. Stasio, according to the lawsuit, held up a stack of financial records to demonstrate how much control he had over the practice, and told Bambard she would be the new office manager and she would have to fire several other staff members. She claimed she was told she would also would be required to find new employees that would be accepting of the religious practices. To ensure this, Stasio participated in the hiring process, according to the lawsuit.  On July 16, Hinson was fired. The lawsuit states: "Defendant Stasio was enlisted to provide the 'help' Dr. Marshall needed in terminating the staff members that objected being exposed to the practices and beliefs of the ministry. Specifically, in regards to Plaintiff's objections to the Christian music, Defendant Craig Stasio stated to a journalist: "If she wanted to put a water fountain on one side of the office, and they wanted it on the other, that can't happen." Stasio added that Dr. Marshall "felt like a prisoner in her own office and that her employees were incompetent and disobeying Dr. Marshall." The lawsuit cites three counts of discrimination in violation of the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act.  The first count cites religious discrimination, with the other two counts alleging age discrimination, and retaliation and conspiracy under the act.    According to the lawsuit, civil rights were violated when the plaintiffs were exposed to "unwelcome harassment because of their religion"; "failing to take prompt and effective action to cease the harassment"; "failing to take reasonable steps to protect plaintiffs from retaliation"; "unfairly disciplining and terminating  plaintiffs because of their religion"; and "otherwise discriminating against plaintiffs with respect to the terms, conditions and privileges of employment." Stasio and Marshall have denied all claims.

U.S. EPISCOPALIANS SUSPENDED FROM FELLOWSHIP IN ANGLICAN COMMUNION OVER "GAY MARRIAGE" STANCE

ABOVE: GAY BISHOP "VICKY" GENE ROBINSON
The Rev. Michael Briggs, left, and the Rev. Ken Malcolm hug after Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, July 1 in Salt Lake City.
ABOVE: The Rev. Michael Briggs, left, and the Rev. Ken Malcolm hug after Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, July 1 in Salt Lake City. 
U.S. EPISCOPALIANS SUSPENDED FROM FELLOWSHIP IN ANGLICAN COMMUNION OVER "GAY MARRIAGE" STANCE 
BY HEATHER CLARK
SEE: http://christiannews.net/2016/01/16/u-s-episcopalians-suspended-from-fellowship-in-anglican-communion-over-gay-marriage-stance/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

LONDON — The Anglican Communion voted on Thursday to place a temporary suspension on the fellowship of the U.S. Episcopal “church” within its global body over the apostate denomination’s support for same-sex “marriage.”
For the next three years, Episcopalians will be banned from making policy decisions in the 85-million member Anglican Communion as a task force will be formed to work to restore the relationship.
According to reports, the Global Anglican Future Conference had requested sanctions against the Episcopalian body during the week-long meeting led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and some even threatened to walk out of the meeting unless something was done about the matter.
In 2003, Episcopalians appointed their first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, and last year, the group voted to allow weddings between those of the same gender in their houses of worship, as well as to eliminate the terms “husband and wife” from the denominational rules on marriage. The developments caused friction within the fellowship, which is historically descended from the missional Church of England.
“This sanction is the ecclesiastical equivalent of being placed in ‘time out,'” said Jeff Walton of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in a statement. “But the goal of ‘time out’ is to change behavior, and the Episcopal Church has clearly spoken that it will not deviate from its chosen trajectory.”
“The primates who have taken this step have cited three reasons for doing so: the lack of reconciliation between the Episcopal Church and their provinces, obedience to Scripture, and the admonitions of the Book of Common Prayer,” he explained. “For them it’s a question of faithfulness to Jesus Christ.”
Anglican leaders of what is known as “Primates 2016” also released a statement on the matter.
“Recent developments in the Episcopal Church with respect to a change in their Canon on marriage represent a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching held by the majority of our Provinces on the doctrine of marriage,” it reads in part. “All of us acknowledge that these developments have caused further deep pain throughout our Communion.”
The statement said that while unity is desired in the Communion, the Anglican Church cannot unite with those who hold to unbiblical doctrine.
“It is our unanimous desire to walk together,” leaders outlined. “However, given the seriousness of these matters, we formally acknowledge this distance by requiring that for a period of three years the Episcopal Church no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.”
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Anglicans Discipline US Episcopal Church over Gay Marriage


Published on Jan 15, 2016
Archbishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion voted Thursday to suspend the entire U.S. Episcopal Church over its embrace of same-sex marriage, which they said has caused "deep pain" and "deeper mistrust" in the denomination.

The vote by archbishops meeting in Canterbury, England, essentially directs Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to relegate almost 2 million American Episcopalians to non-voting "observer" status within their own communion.

Image: Primates of the Anglican Church meet at Canterbury Cathedral in England
Guides at Canterbury Cathedral during the Anglican Church meeting this week in Canterbury, England. Eddie Keogh / Reuters
Under the terms of the resolution, American Episcopalians and leaders will be stripped of their votes at Anglican conferences and assemblies, won't be allowed to participate in decision-making "on issues of doctrine or polity" and can't officially represent the Anglican Communion on interfaith commissions.

The action isn't anywhere near as severe as expulsion or excommunication. But the Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the U.S. church, said it does cause "real pain" for American Episcopalians.

"For fellow disciples of Jesus in our church who are gay or lesbian, this will bring more pain," Curry said in a statement distributed through the church's Episcopal News Service.

"For many who have felt and been rejected by the church because of who they are, for many who have felt and been rejected by families and communities, our church opening itself in love was a sign of hope," Curry said. "And this will add pain on top of pain."

The U.S. branch of the church has been at odds with the parent communion ever since it elected the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, in 2003. Robinson couldn't immediately be reached for comment, but he said Thursday on Twitter that Curry "speaks for me."

"Gay" "Church" Rebuked by Street Preachers at Episcopal Church Cincinnati


PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI SET FREE IN PRISONER SWAP IN WHICH IRANIANS GOT MORE THAN THE U.S.~PROOF THAT OBAMA VALUES MUSLIMS MORE THAN CHRISTIANS

Abedini 4

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Set Free in Prisoner Swap

BY HEATHER CLARK
SEE: http://christiannews.net/2016/01/16/american-pastor-imprisoned-in-iran-set-free-in-prisoner-swap/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

KARAJ, Iran — An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for over three years as part of an eight-year prison sentence has been set free in a prisoner swap between the U.S. and Iran.
“It is confirmed: Saeed is released!” Saeed Abedini’s wife Naghmeh posted on social media this morning.
As previously reported, Abedini, a former Iranian Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and two children to find religious freedom after facing conflict with authorities for planting house churches in the county. In 2012, he traveled back to Iran to build an orphanage and visit his parents—and was about to return to the states—when he was taken into custody.
Abedini was later charged with threatening the national security of Iran, and for attempting to turn youth in the nation away from Islam and toward Christianity. He was then sentenced to eight years in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, but was transferred to to Rajai Shahr Prison in 2013, which was believed to pose an even greater threat to Abedini’s health and safety.
He has experienced numerous beatings behind bars ever since, and has struggled with severe physical pain and threats that he would not be released until he returns to Islam.
Nonetheless, Abedini has encouraged Christians from behind bars to stand strong for their faith.
“[B]rothers and sisters, the fact of the gospel is that it is not only the story of Jesus, but it is the key of how we are to live and serve like Jesus,” he wrote in a letter in 2014.
“Today, we like Him should come out of our safe comfort zone in order to proclaim the word of life and salvation though faith in Jesus Christ and the penalty of sin that He paid on the cross and to proclaim His resurrection,” he said. “We should be able to tolerate the cold, the difficulties and the shame in order to serve God. We should be able to enter into the pain of the cold dark world.”
Abedini’s wife has worked tirelessly for her husband’s release, even meeting personally with Barack Obama last January along with the couple’s two young children.
In September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters during a visit to New York that he would consider setting Abedini free if the U.S. released Iranian citizens who were likewise being held.
“If the Americans take the appropriate actions vis-a-vis Iranian citizens who are being imprisoned here, then the right atmosphere and environment will be created for reciprocal action perhaps,” he told CNN’s Christianne Amanpour.
Now, according to reports, Iran has released four U.S. prisoners in exchange for seven Iranians being held in America.
“Prosecutor Abbas Jaafari told IRNA that four dual nationality Iranian-American prisoners, passing prison terms in Iran, will be exchanged with seven Iranian nationals languishing at the U.S. jails,” reports the Islamic Republic News Agency. “The settlement included a clause according to which the US will no longer pursue extradition of 14 Iranians for alleged involvement in purchasing arms from the US to Iran.”
Others expected to be released include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and American businessman Siamak Namazi.
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Obama Pardons 21 Iranians Convicted of Violating Sanctions


White House delayed new sanctions after Iran 
threatened to keep prisoners
by ADAM KREDO
SEE: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-pardons-21-iranians-convicted-of-violating-sanctions/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
The Obama administration confirmed late Sunday it had delayed the imposition of new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran to ensure the Islamic Republic released five imprisoned Americans under a secret agreement reached on the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations, according to senior administration officials.
The officials confirmed that “secret” talks between U.S. and Iranian officials had been taking place for the past 14 months.
In exchange for the release of the five Americans—including a Washington Post reporter and Christian pastor—the Obama administration pardoned or dropped charges on 21 Iranians convicted of violating U.S. sanctions, including seven who had been detained in the United States, according to a State Department official who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on background.
Iran, however, said that the number of those “privileged by the deal” stands at 28, though it did not provide evidence to back this claim.
The administration decided earlier this month to delay the implementation of new sanctions on Iran as a result of its repeated test-firing of ballistic missiles, which violated United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting such activity.
The delay, which came hours after the administration announced the new sanctions to Congress, sparked outrage on Capitol Hill and led to accusations that the White House was capitulating to Iranian demands.
A senior Obama administration official, speaking only on background, confirmed that the sanctions were delayed to preserve the sensitive negotiations over the U.S. prisoners.
“With respect to the [sanctions] designations, yes … but I think it’s obviously fair to say that the key issue for us was we had these three different tracks going on,” the official told reporters on Sunday. “The most sensitive one was the one that pertained to our Americans whose release we were seeking. And we did not want to complicate what was a very sensitive and delicate effort to bring Americans home with that action.”
The administration decided to delay the sanctions not because of Iranian complaints, but because of “this sensitivity around making sure we’re not compromising our efforts to get the Americans out,” the official said.
Iranian officials further confirmed that they had threatened to walk away from prisoner talks if new sanctions were implemented.
Following the release of the Americans this weekend, the administration designated 11 Iranian entities and individuals for their role in the country’s ballistic missile program.
Iran’s defense minister dismissed the sanctions Monday and vowed that the country would continue to enhance its ballistic missile program.
“Attempts to impose new sanctions under the pretext of irrelevant excuses show the United States’ continued hostile policies and hatred towards the Iranian nation and its useless attempts to weaken Iran’s defense power, which are not helpful to regional security, stability and tranquility,” Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying.
Additionally, Iran unveiled advanced nuclear centrifuges capable of enriching uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, faster than the country’s previous models.
Those Iranians pardoned in exchange for the release of the five U.S. prisoners include major sanctions offenders accused of providing Tehran with money and technology to illegally fuel its nuclear research.
While the Obama administration acknowledged the pardon of 21 Iranians, the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry announced on Monday that a total of 28 Iranian were freed or pardoned under the deal.
“An overall number of 28 Iranians were freed or were relieved of judicial restrictions within the framework of the agreement,” Hossein Jaberi, the foreign ministry spokesman, was quoted as telling reporters Monday.
Six of the Iranians confirmed to have been pardoned have dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, and two plan to stay remain in America, according to ABC News, which outlined the backgrounds of the pardoned individuals.
Nader Modanlo, who has U.S. citizenship, had been handed an eight-year prison sentence for allegedly helping Iran launch its first satellite, according to ABC. Iran’s space program has long been seen as a cover for its efforts to develop advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
Khosrow Afghahi who co-owns power companies in the United States and Iran, was pardoned as part of the swap after being convicted of providing illegally technology to Tehran.
Bahram Mechanic, also a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was indicted last year for allegedly funneling “millions of dollars in U.S. technology to Iran,” according to ABC. This technology could be applied to Iran’s “military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles,” the report states.
Tooraj Faridi, a business partner of Afghahi, also stood accused of giving illegal technology to Iran. Faridi plans to continue living in Houston, Texas, according to his lawyer, who spoke to ABC.
Arash Ghahraman was pardoned over the weekend after being sentenced to more than six years in prison as a result of his effort to purchase military and maritime equipment on Iran’s behalf.
Nima Golestaneh, who had pled guilty to hacking U.S. defense contractors, was pardoned after being extradited from Turkey to America last year.
Ali Saboonchi was convicted in a U.S. court in 2014 of violating the Iran Trade Embargo by attempting to export industrial products to Iran. Saboonchi’s release “shows that he poses no danger to the American people,” his lawyer told ABC.
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Obama delays new sanctions, pardons Iranians accused of helping Iran illegally fuel its nuclear research

by ROBERT SPENCER
SEE: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/obama-delays-new-sanctions-pardons-iranians-accused-of-helping-iran-illegally-fuel-its-nuclear-researchrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

“Attempts to impose new sanctions under the pretext of irrelevant excuses show the United States’ continued hostile policies and hatred towards the Iranian nation and its useless attempts to weaken Iran’s defense power, which are not helpful to regional security, stability and tranquility,” said Iran’s Defense Minister. And so Obama helpfully complied with their wishes and delayed the new sanctions, which were for Iran’s repeated violation of UN resolutions prohibiting the test-firing of ballistic missiles.
It’s always the same question: what could possibly go wrong?
“Obama Pardons 21 Iranians Convicted of Violating Sanctions,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 18, 2016:
The Obama administration confirmed late Sunday it had delayed the imposition of new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran to ensure the Islamic Republic released five imprisoned Americans under a secret agreement reached on the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations, according to senior administration officials.
The officials confirmed that “secret” talks between U.S. and Iranian officials had been taking place for the past 14 months.
In exchange for the release of the five Americans—including a Washington Post reporter and Christian pastor—the Obama administration pardoned or dropped charges on 21 Iranians convicted of violating U.S. sanctions, including seven who had been detained in the United States, according to a State Department official who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on background….
The administration decided earlier this month to delay the implementation of new sanctions on Iran as a result of its repeated test-firing of ballistic missiles, which violated United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting such activity.
The delay, which came hours after the administration announced the new sanctions to Congress, sparked outrage on Capitol Hill and led to accusations that the White House was capitulating to Iranian demands.
A senior Obama administration official, speaking only on background, confirmed that the sanctions were delayed to preserve the sensitive negotiations over the U.S. prisoners.
“With respect to the [sanctions] designations, yes … but I think it’s obviously fair to say that the key issue for us was we had these three different tracks going on,” the official told reporters on Sunday. “The most sensitive one was the one that pertained to our Americans whose release we were seeking. And we did not want to complicate what was a very sensitive and delicate effort to bring Americans home with that action.”
The administration decided to delay the sanctions not because of Iranian complaints, but because of “this sensitivity around making sure we’re not compromising our efforts to get the Americans out,” the official said.
Iranian officials further confirmed that they had threatened to walk away from prisoner talks if new sanctions were implemented….
“Attempts to impose new sanctions under the pretext of irrelevant excuses show the United States’ continued hostile policies and hatred towards the Iranian nation and its useless attempts to weaken Iran’s defense power, which are not helpful to regional security, stability and tranquility,” Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying.Additionally, Iran unveiled advanced nuclear centrifuges capable of enriching uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, faster than the country’s previous models.
Those Iranians pardoned in exchange for the release of the five U.S. prisoners include major sanctions offenders accused of providing Tehran with money and technology to illegally fuel its nuclear research.
While the Obama administration acknowledged the pardon of 21 Iranians, the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry announced on Monday that a total of 28 Iranian were freed or pardoned under the deal.
“An overall number of 28 Iranians were freed or were relieved of judicial restrictions within the framework of the agreement,” Hossein Jaberi, the foreign ministry spokesman, was quoted as telling reporters Monday.
Six of the Iranians confirmed to have been pardoned have dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, and two plan to stay remain in America, according to ABC News, which outlined the backgrounds of the pardoned individuals.
Nader Modanlo, who has U.S. citizenship, had been handed an eight-year prison sentence for allegedly helping Iran launch its first satellite, according to ABC. Iran’s space program has long been seen as a cover for its efforts to develop advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
Khosrow Afghahi who co-owns power companies in the United States and Iran, was pardoned as part of the swap after being convicted of providing illegally technology to Tehran.
Bahram Mechanic, also a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was indicted last year for allegedly funneling “millions of dollars in U.S. technology to Iran,” according to ABC. This technology could be applied to Iran’s “military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles,” the report states.
Tooraj Faridi, a business partner of Afghahi, also stood accused of giving illegal technology to Iran. Faridi plans to continue living in Houston, Texas, according to his lawyer, who spoke to ABC.
Arash Ghahraman was pardoned over the weekend after being sentenced to more than six years in prison as a result of his effort to purchase military and maritime equipment on Iran’s behalf.
Nima Golestaneh, who had pled guilty to hacking U.S. defense contractors, was pardoned after being extradited from Turkey to America last year….
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CHUCK BALDWIN CELEBRATES THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS "ECUMENICAL" BUT PATRIOTIC NON TAX EXEMPT CHURCH FELLOWSHIP

BIBLICAL SEPARATION APPARENTLY NOT BELIEVED OR PREACHED
"We will appeal to the fellowship to love the Brotherhood—and we will love those outside the Brotherhood as we have opportunity to do so."

A NOBLE CAUSE TAINTED WITH ECUMENISM

CHUCK BALDWIN QUOTE FROM WIKIPEDIA: 
"Unfortunately, it has been the Christian Right's blind support for President Bush in particular and the Republican Party in general that has precipitated a glaring and perhaps fatal defect: the Christian Right cannot, or will not, honestly face the real danger confronting these United States. . . . On the whole, they fail to understand the issues that are critical to our nation's—and their own—survival. . . . Sadly, this is what the Christian Right just doesn't get: ninety percent of the time, it doesn't matter to a tinker's dam whether a Republican or Democrat wins the White House. . . . All the pro-life, pro-family, traditional-values, conservative talk is just that: talk. Republicans use conservative rhetoric the same way Democrats use liberal rhetoric. Neither party believes what they are telling their constituents. They merely say what constituents want to hear in order to get elected; after which, they set about to do what their elitist, globalist manipulators tell them to do."

"Happy Anniversary, Liberty Fellowship"

(Membership requirements not published on website; however Baldwin has verbally indicated his church is "open", but will not tolerate "dissent")
BY CHUCK BALDWIN
SEE: http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3413/Happy-Anniversary-Liberty-Fellowship.aspxrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
Published: Thursday, January 14, 2016
This Sunday, January 17, 2016, Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana, will mark its 5th Anniversary. Liberty Fellowship is an unorganized, unincorporated, and non-affiliated fellowship. And it is most definitely not a 501c3 non-profit organization--which means donations to Liberty Fellowship are NOT tax-deductible.

When my family and I first moved to Montana in October of 2010, to start this fellowship, we were told by “everyone” that such an endeavor was hopeless. I couldn’t count the number of preachers who told me that we would never make it, because Christian people simply would not support a fellowship (I refuse to use the word “church,” as the definition of the word in America is mostly defined solely by the IRS--and said definition is as unscriptural as it can possibly be) because their donations would not be tax-deductible. Very adamantly they said that a fellowship that was not tax-exempt could not financially survive.

Well folks, THIS SUNDAY is the 5th Anniversary of that non-tax-exempt fellowship. The critics and naysayers were wrong. I’m sure it’s true that in most “churches” the biggest reason people give is in order to receive a deduction on their income taxes at the end of the year. You don’t believe that? Just announce one Sunday that people's’ offerings will no longer be deductible on their tax forms at the end of the year and see how many people stick around. But that’s NOT the reason people give at Liberty Fellowship.

Gee! What did Christians do for over 1,900 years of Church history when they gave their tithes and offerings and there was no IRS around to recognize it? For that matter, what do Christians around the world do today who give their tithes and offerings without there even being any such thing as a 501c3 tax-exempt status? I guess they just give because they believe in the message coming from the pulpit and want to do what’s right in the sight of God. What a novel idea.

Then again, why do most Christians attend the “church” they attend? Along with receiving their precious tax-deductions: to socialize with friends; to make business contacts; to let their kids play in all of the spiritual babysitting services known as “children’s programs”; to listen to warm and fuzzy feel-good speeches called “sermons”; to salve their conscience for all of their crooked, dishonest business practices during the week; and to jump up and down during the rock concert that occupies the vast majority of time in these so-called “worship services.”

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the vast majority of America’s pastors today are the Pied Pipers of serfdom--shouting “Hallelujah” and “Praise the Lord” as they tickle the ears of these materialistically-minded and pleasure-mad sheeple that call themselves “Christians”--until both the blind guides and gullible followers fall into the ditch of tyranny.

I bet the pastor where you go to church has not said one word publically about Obama’s unlawful Executive Order further restricting the right of the American people to sell and purchase firearms, and that turns your family physician into a snoop for the government who can have your guns removed from your home without even a smidgen of accountability. I bet he hasn’t said one word of counsel or clarification about the Oregon occupation. I bet you went to this “church” all year last year and never heard your pastor give a word of instruction regarding Natural and Biblical law regarding anything that took place in our country--with the possible meek mention of something to do with abortion or gay rights. No! I bet you didn’t even hear him say a word when the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on homosexual marriage.

I realize that there are rare exceptions to the above; but they are just that: RARE.

Christian people will sit in front of a milquetoast preacher for thirty minutes on Sunday morning and hear NOTHING relevant to what’s happening in our country and then go home and watch FOX News for twenty-five hours a week (in between football games, of course). And if the pastor happens to inadvertently slip out a statement that contradicts what people heard on FOX News, they will deem the pastor a heretic. For all intents and purposes, in the minds of millions of professing “Christians,” FOX News is not a cable news network; it is a RELIGION. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are America’s pontiffs. Their word is gospel. No wonder we are screwed up.

The voices of the watchmen and shepherds are utterly silent. Christian people are lost in an echo chamber of political cacophony with no undergirding principles of truth to guide them. Truly, they are sheep having no shepherd. The Nineteenth Century British Baptist pastor Charles Spurgeon absolutely nailed it when he said, “A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.” That day is here.

Five years ago this Sunday, we launched an experiment called Liberty Fellowship. No rock music; no smoke; no light show; no gymnasium; no “children’s pastor”; no “worship leader”; no game room; no espresso cafĂ©; no social “ministries”; no finance committees; no “education” committees; no “church growth” committees; in fact, there are no committees period.

At Liberty Fellowship, adults and children sit and listen to a man of God preach the Word of God with a heavy dose of Natural Law and the Biblical principles of liberty woven throughout. Oh, yes, we have a song service, too. It might last 15-20 minutes--usually including a vocalist or duet singing a song. Oh, and I don’t think I’ve heard Kumbaya yet. And, no, we own no buildings and have no plans to go into debt to get one.

During the week, our people actively teach one another various practical skills. They are loving and considerate, as are their children. Many of our folks homeschool their children. Most of them have made a huge sacrifice to be here. When the service is over, the auditorium is NOT empty in five minutes. Fellowship among the people is sweet and genuine.

The average sermon at Liberty Fellowship probably lasts between an hour and fifteen minutes and an hour and a half (some are even longer)--and nobody gets restless. Can you imagine nine- and ten-year-old children (and often younger) sitting up and paying attention to their pastor deliver a 90-minute sermon in almost any “church” in America? Oh! And during the first five years of the fellowship’s existence, over 450 people have made a profession of faith in Christ--that we know of.

People have moved from all over the country just to attend Liberty Fellowship. And an online Internet audience nationwide, comprised of people who wish they had such a fellowship in the town where they live, continues to grow.

Readers may watch our live online messages here:


In addition, all of our messages are archived online and may be viewed here:


Last year, our Liberty Church Project reached out to scores of pastors and churches, helping them to either withdraw from the government’s 501c3 non-profit status or to start brand new non-501c3 fellowships. Many of these folks are still in the early stages of planting new fellowships and are meeting together in small groups in either living rooms or public buildings. They watch our livestream messages and fellowship around the Biblical, Natural Law principles of Liberty.

Learn more about the Liberty Church Project here:

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The Black Regiment

(Providing a theologically diverse and ecumenical catalog of patriotic pastors, but with a disclaimer that appears to acknowledge and approve of, nevertheless, the value of association despite that which the Bible forbids.)
EXCERPT:
"Obviously, one will find various denominations and theological positions represented in this list. I am sure that I would not agree with some of the ministers on this list regarding various doctrines and methodology. I will leave it to each Christian to discern for himself the correctness, or lack thereof, of each ministry represented on this list. However, I rejoice over the efforts of any and all Christian ministers, regardless of denomination, who will courageously preach and promote the principles of liberty and independence. For the sake of this directory, we have added all those that requested to be included. As a disclaimer, I do not personally vouch for any of the ministries listed here."