Friday, April 12, 2013


Richard Bennett's Berean Beacon He is an ex-Catholic Benedictine priest, educated by the Jesuits. See the latest YouTube video from Richard here:
A prior video from Richard about Rick Warren given at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London:

Mike Gendron's Proclaiming the Gospel
The following videos show how the Catholic Church has morphed over the centuries, and how tradition is equal to and/or above the Word of God:

Ken Silva of Apprising has the following articles about Rick Warren:, includes Bob DeWaay's extensive refutation of Warren. This is a followup:

Bob DeWaay of Critical Issues Commentary, has the following on Warren:

John MacArthur of Grace to You, on Catholicism, uploaded April 8, 2013:
John MacArthur on Warren's "Purpose Driven Life":
MacArthur and R.C. Sproul on Catholicism:

Roma Downey:
Dave Mosher Blog has a group of excellent posts on Roma Downey and her New Age beliefs and associations, in particular this one:, revised March 27, 2013. In it we see Roma Downey on the cover of OM Times,, a New Age publication. See Downey's biography and interview at OM Times here:

David Cloud's Way of Life reports:
Roma Downey, the Roman Catholic co-creator (with her husband) of the History Channel’s popular “The Bible” miniseries, says Pope Francis is “a new pope of hope” (“Roma Downey,” Christian Post, April 4, 2013). Downey, famous for her role as “the angel Monica” in the new-agey TV series “Touched by an Angel,” plays the part of Mary in “The Bible” miniseries. She says the example of Pope Francis will cause “the seeds of hope to flourish in people’s hearts and people’s lives.” In an earlier interview, Downey said, “I have prayed to Mary and loved her my whole life” (“The Bible: An Epic Mini-Series,”, Feb. 28, 2013). Roma attended the University of Santa Monica Master's degrees in Spiritual Psychology, “founded by New Age spiritual and self-help guru JohnRoger” (“Roma Downey Happy Out of Spotlight,” Beck/Smith Hollywood, April 23, 2013). She says that she listens to books on tape by New Age guru Eckhart Tolle, who teaches the divinity of man. The creators of “The Bible” miniseries have not been afraid to add to and change God’s Word.

Christian Research Network discusses Downey and the "Bible" miniseries:

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church invited Downey and Burnett to do a "question and answer" time during February 2013 showing of the Bible miniseries:

Don Green sermons from Vimeo video:
"Why Are We 'Protestants'? We Reject the Papacy":
"Why Are We 'Protestants'? We Affirm Sola Scriptura":

Robert Zins,, debates a Roman Catholic priest who believes in universal salvation (universalism):



The New American has reported in:
"Defying Congress, Obama Sends U.S. Taxes to Russian State Arms Firm",, The New American further references RiaNovosti's article

Arthur R. Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society has serious concerns about the expansion of Russian production and export of military weapons to various countries in BRICS, the new Communist Bloc, in this YouTube video:

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has authored and sent a letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, and signed by 10 lawmakers demanding to know the reasons:
The above reads in part, followed by the letter to Hagel:
    "Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) led a bipartisan group of members today urging Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel not to purchase additional helicopters from the state-owned Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport. That company has continued to transfer weapons to the Assad regime, enabling mass atrocities. The group sent the letter amid reports that the Department of Defense is considering purchasing 20 helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces from the firm.
    Last year DeLauro authored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act prohibiting the use of funds to enter into any contracts or agreements with Rosoboronexport. That provision is now law. However, there is an exemption if the Secretary of Defense deems it to be in the interest of national security. The members asked Secretary Hagel to explain his justification, writing “What is the national security justification of continuing business with Rosoboronexport? Relatedly, last year, DoD notified Congress of plans to purchase 33 Mi-17s from Rosoboronexport for the Afghan National Security Forces. What is the national security justification for the additional 20 helicopters this year?”
Here is the full text of the letter:
The Honorable Chuck Hagel                                                                                                             
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

Dear Secretary Hagel,
            We write to oppose any continuation of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) business relationship with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s primary arms exporter and an enabler of the ongoing mass atrocities in Syria.  In January, Section 1277 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13 NDAA; P.L. 112-239), which expressly prohibits the use of funds to enter into any contracts or agreements with Rosoboronexport, was enacted into law. Further, during consideration of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an amendment prohibiting further contracts with Rosoboronexport by a vote of 407-5. We urge you to uphold this law and clear expression of Congressional intent by ensuring that any further DoD procurement of helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces is not conducted through Rosoboronexport. 
            Russia continues to transfer weapons through Rosoboronexport to the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Since the Syrian uprising began, Russia has continued to serve as the Assad regime’s chief supplier of weapons, enabling the mass murder of Syrian citizens at the hands of their own government.  According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, approximately 70,000 Syrians have been killed since the Syrian conflict began nearly two years ago. Despite the ongoing atrocities, Russia’s special envoy to the Middle East, Mikhail Bogdanov, announced on February 13 that Russia would continue to supply weapons to Assad’s regime. In addition, Rosoboronexport Director Anatoly Isaikin told reporters that “in the absence of sanctions, we are continuing to fulfill our contract obligations.” As you know, it is Russia’s veto power as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council that has blocked the imposition of sanctions on the Syrian regime to this point.
             Last summer, DoD notified Congress of plans to exercise an option in an existing contract to purchase additional Mi-17s from Rosoboronexport – plans that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and human rights groups opposed.   Despite these clear objections, DOD proceeded, and in response Congress enacted Section 1277 of the FY13 NDAA. 
 Despite this new law, we learned that the Army intends to enter into a new contract with Rosoboronexport in the coming weeks to procure 20 additional helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces. This plan runs in direct contravention to both the spirit of the FY13 NDAA and the clear legislative intent of Congress – to ban further business dealings with Rosoboronexport. In our view, any attempt by DoD to utilize prior-year funds would constitute a direct subversion of existing law.
 The United States Government has imposed punishing sanctions on Syria and invested precious diplomatic resources to end the conflict there.  The NDAA provision is intended to bolster U.S. policy and ensure that U.S. contracts with Syria’s primary arms dealer do not undermine it.  In order to make certain that U.S. policy on Syria is clear, consistent, and effective, we strongly urge you to certify that no new contracts are concluded or options acted upon between DoD and Rosoboronexport.  Moreover, we urge you to hold an open competition for any further purchases of helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces. 
Accordingly, we request that your Department prepare a detailed briefing focusing on the following questions and present it to us before the Army takes any action on the pending contract.
What steps has DoD taken to ensure compliance with Section 1277 of the FY13 NDAA and to consider alternative suppliers of helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces. 
Section 1277 requires DoD, in order to exercise its waiver authority, to certify to Congress that conducting further business with Rosoboronexport is “in the national security interests of the United States.” What is the national security justification of continuing business with Rosoboronexport? Relatedly, last year, DoD notified Congress of plans to purchase 33 Mi-17s from Rosoboronexport for the Afghan National Security Forces. What is the national security justification for the additional 20 helicopters this year?
            The Government Accountability Office and the Defense Contract Audit Agency are undertaking a Congressionally mandated examination of the Army’s existing contract with Rosoboronexport. How is DoD planning to address and incorporate the review’s findings into its practices and protocols?
            What steps is DoD taking to ensure that it does not support – financially or otherwise – enablers of mass atrocities?
            Thank you for your serious attention to this request.  We appreciate your prompt response.
 ROSA L. DeLAURO                                                        
JAMES P. MORAN                                                          
KEITH ELLISON                                                             
CHELLIE PINGREE                                                       
FRANK R. WOLF                                                            


The New American has announced the new Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum, here:
Here are two YouTube video introductions:


APRIL 12, 2013 UPDATE:


Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing,, (page 24), that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others. See:

UPDATE OF APRIL 12, 2013 from American Family Association:
    An Army officer has sent an email to subordinates labeling conservative Christian organizations as "domestic hate groups" and stating their values don't align with "Army values."
    AFA has obtained the 14-page email sent out by Lt. Col. Jack Rich telling other officers and soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, that, specifically, the American Family Association and the Family Research Council are "domestic hate groups" because they oppose homosexuality. Rich said: "When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values, don't just walk by - do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem." 
    Rich took inflammatory and incendiary language directly from the website of the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center, then purposely and specifically chose AFA and FRC as examples of "domestic hate groups."
There are thousands and thousands of people enlisted in the United States Army who are themselves Christian and would resent the fact that this one lieutenant colonel is purporting to speak for the whole Army by saying AFA and FRC don't represent "Army values."