Thursday, July 23, 2015


Parliament Speakers


The Parliament of the World's Religions
Published on Feb 23, 2015
"The global interfaith community brings the heart of faith to life at the Parliament of the World's Religions, the oldest, largest, and most inclusive interfaith event known as the mother of the interfaith movement. By bringing together thousands of people of over 80 nations, 50 faith traditions, from the centers of mosques, gurdwaras, cathedrals and synagogues to sharing a global event, participants celebrate the beauty of faith, get to know, understand and appreciate the gifts of others, and commit together strong in each tradition to face the world's critical challenges in harmony."

Learn more about the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions at

Dear Lighthouse Trails:
I wanted to alert you of the 2015 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions, taking place Oct.15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For the first time in more than 20 years, they are holding this conference in the U.S.  The last time it was held in the U.S. was 1993 in Chicago.
(Previous Parliaments were held: 2009 in Australia, 2004 in Spain, 1999 in South Africa, 1993 in Chicago, 1893 in Chicago).
Of note is that this 2015 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions is being held inSalt Lake City, Utah, the Mormon capital of the world!

Here is the website:
Notable speakers include those you have warned your readers about in the past:
1) Marianne Williamson (New Age Leader and Rick Warren supporter)
See link:
2) Brian McLaren (Emergent/Contemplative/Universalist Author & Speaker,CANA Initiative founder)
See link.
3) Jim Wallis (Sojourners founder, “social-justice gospel” advocate, “Christian Palestianism”/anti-Israel advocate)
See link.
Other notable speakers include:
-The 14th Dalai Lama (Current head of Tibetan Buddhism, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner)
-Swami Suhitananda (Indian Guru)
-Tariq Ramadan–founder of the European Muslim Network, advisor to the European Union
-Michael Bernard Beckwith–“New Thought” (or New Spirituality) Leader and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center
-A Lakota nation tribal leader (Native-American)
-a Mormon author
-a U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Satan is putting together this ONE WORLD RELIGION through unbiblical “interreligious” conferences like this one.
Marianne Williamson, Brian McLaren and Jim Wallis are part of this false ecumenical “ONE” global movement. Truth and error are no longer being discussed. It’s all about dialogue and “interconnecting” in relational “ONE-ness.” This global conference, being held in the U.S. after more than 20 years, is an example of these sobering days we are living in…
In Christ,
P.S. You may wish to show this video clip below, which is a trailer to the 2009 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions. It is clear to see that a one-world religion will be mystical and occultic in nature - viewer discretion advised. (If you cannot view the video below, click here.)

2009 Parliament Slideshow from Parliament of Religions on Vimeo.

Welcome 2015 Parliament
of the World's
to Salt Lake, Utah
from Mayor Ben McAdams
Published on Mar 5, 2015
"Ben McAdams, Mayor of Salt Lake County, shares a warm welcome to the Parliament of the World's Religions participants visiting the Salt Lake region in October, 2015.

•Nobel Peace Laureates, Religious Leaders, Global Thinkers, and
thousands of interfaith activists are committing together to address
the most pressing issues of our time. The global interfaith movement
is reclaiming the heart of our humanity.

See more information at to attend this life-changing, global event."

History of the Parliament of the World's Religions
Uploaded on Jan 28, 2009
Parliament of the World's Religions documentary about the original parliament in 1893, the centennial celebration in Chicago, 1993, Cape town 1999, Barcelona 2004 and looking forward to the Melbourne 2009 parliaments.

Contemplatives in Conversation:
Sufi and Christian Perspectives
Published on Mar 22, 2012
Contemplative practice is often lauded as a common trait of many religious and spiritual traditions, yet approaches to contemplation can be as diverse as the traditions in which they are practiced. This webinar features two experts in conversation with each other about the contemplative traditions from Sufism and Christianity. Nahid Angha and Daniel Wolpert share their expertise and compare and contrast the contemplative practices of their respective traditions.

Nahid Angha, Ph.D. is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism (IAS), founder of the International Sufi Women Organization, and the executive editor of Sufism: An Inquiry. She is an internationally published scholar and one of the major Sufi teachers, scholars, and translators of Sufi literature today, with over fifteen published books. She has lectured throughout the world including at the UN, Smithsonian Institute, CPWR's conferences, Science and Spirituality, Cortona, Italy, and was among the distinguished Muslim leaders and scholars who was invited to gather for the first annual Shakir World Encounters, an Islamic conference of peace in Marrakech, Morocco.

Daniel Wolpert serves as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Crookston, MN and is the co-founder of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing (MICAH). For the past twenty five years he has taught in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation and led retreats in such settings as the Art of Spiritual Direction Program at SFTS, the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, national ministry conferences, UCLA, UND medical school, Luther Seminary, and numerous churches. He is also the author of "Leading a Life with God, the practice of spiritual leadership," "Creating a Life with God: the call of ancient prayer practices," and co-author of "Meeting God in Virtual Reality: using spiritual practices with media."

We Say Yes to a Global Ethic
Published on Oct 7, 2013
SIGN: http://action.groundswell-movement.or...


Almost a century before the word "global village" was introduced in 1962, the Parliament literally invented the gift of interfaith for our world. It was also advanced when the most significant leaders of the time signed the Declaration Toward a Global Ethic at the 1993 Parliament. For the first time in history, representatives of all of the world's religions agree on the shared ethics that are grounded in their own faiths and traditions:

The principle of shared humanity, the Golden Rule of reciprocity, and a commitment to peace and justice.

The interfaith movement brings out the best of everyone's faith. Religious communities working with each other for the common good have the potential to change the world. With that intention in mind, the Parliament of the World's Religions is once again renewing its call "Towards a Global Ethic." A declaration in words must be regularly reaffirmed for it to become part of the struggle to change the world for the better.

President Jimmy Carter's "Call to Action" on Women, Religion, Violence and Power; (Excerpt Features 2009 Parliament):


AGENDA 21: The Earth Charter, The Ark of Hope and the New World Order

Dear Lighthouse Trails:
When I read of your new release of Ray Yungen’s latest booklet: “Pope Francis and the Thomas Merton Connection,” and of Ray’s recent visit to Salt Lake City to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions conference with a media pass, I decided to write you. The Parliament of the World’s Religions Conference started this past week: Oct.15 and ends on Oct.19, held in the Mormon Capital of the World, Salt Lake City. Their own website states their mission (see
“The Parliament of the World’s Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who are equally invested in attaining this goal.”
Photo: Tibetan monks set up an altar in preparation for the Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News)
The Parliament declarations page (see says:
“10,000 people, 80 nations, 50 faiths…Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice and Sustainability.”
There are 6 Parliament Declarations participants can sign including the following: Declarations on Climate Change, Hate Speech, War & Violence, Income Inequality, Human Rights and Dignity of Women, Standing with Emerging Leaders, and Standing with Indigenous Peoples.
This Parliament of World Religions has only been held 5 times previously in the past 200+ years:
Chicago, Illinois, USA 1893 and 1993
Capetown, South Africa 1999
Barcelona, Spain 2004
Melbourne, Australia 2009

And, now this past week (Oct.15-19, 2015) : Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Notable international speakers include Nobel Peace Laureates including Costa Rica’s President, the Spiritual Leader of Tibetan Buddhism, a Lakota nation tribal leader, and a US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religion Freedom.
Other notable speakers, Lighthouse Trails has repeatedly warned about over the years, and they include:
—Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, and Marianne Williamson
The keynote speaker on Oct.17 was Jane Goodall, and a Fox News article said the following (See
“Goodall is calling upon religious leaders from all over the globe to use their influence to affect policies on environmental issues such as climate change., and Goodall says she has a favorite religious leader, but he’s not at this Parliament. “I think Pope Francis should be canonized on the spot, he’s absolutely amazing,” Goodall said. “He gives me more hope than almost anybody else alive at this time today.”
Everyone seems to be intoxicated with the media persona of Pope Francis, even Jane Goodall, even delegates at this 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, and no doubt the tens of thousands of conference attendees who have come, sadly, to find an “interfaith harmony” and a global collective mission to achieve a world of compassion, peace, justice and sustainability.
I hope and pray Lighthouse Trails readers will take a look at Ray Yungen’s “Pope Francis & Thomas Merton Connection” to see how this interspirituality goes way beyond Catholicism. . . . it’s part of the Oneness New Age philosophy, this mysticism that has pervaded all spiritual traditions, and that is vying to unify and bond people together in a false harmony/unity that is really a counterfeit “Christianity,” an anti-christ spirituality…


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LGBT activists: Marriage was never the ‘end game’

Gay - Texas Capitol - June 29

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Some admit they seek radical ‘transformation’ of society

July 1st, 2015
by Leo Hohmann
Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement.
And it won’t be for the faint of heart.
So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists.It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice.
An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any individual or group that does not agree with their worldview.

“Create a specific anti-fascist infrastructure of social media, legal, research and watchdog groups to expose and defeat the right wing culturally and politically,” writes the article’s authors, a trio of LGBT rights activists. “In sum, the work ahead for queers is to be transformative, not transfixed.”
A perusal of commentary from LGBT leaders shows that marriage was never the end game. The next step will be for activists to fan out throughout the 50 states, with a special focus on those less-friendly states in the Bible Belt and middle America.
The article goes on to lament that 29 states have no LGBT rights protection, so that is where they plan to strike first.

‘Zones without rights’
Particularly troubling to the three Nation authors were the existence of what they call “zones without rights.” These are places where not enough agitators are committed to persistently push the homosexual agenda.
“Large parts of the U.S. (the South, Midwest and Southwest) are zones without rights,” the authors wrote. “Very few people actually give time or money to queer organizations and LGBT advocacy groups; this over-weights the influence of a few funders. Mainstream parties ‘handle’ rather than support us – the Democrats see us as an ATM; the Republicans, as a punching bag. LBT women’s issues are absent from the mainstream movement’s agenda. The leadership of the queer movement is aging, and there’s still not enough investment in young leaders and people of color (POC) leaders.”
They will send activists out as community organizers wearing different hats. Some will come as “faith-based” leaders urging the embrace of homosexuality within traditional Christian churches, while others will focus on housing and employment discrimination and still others on getting the LGBT agenda more firmly entrenched into school systems both public and private.

Just as many major cities have passed “non-discrimination” ordinances forcing businesses and other private organizations to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, now LGBT activists say they will push for politicians to introduce the same type of laws at the state level in legislatures nationwide.

Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning speaks out
Transgendered Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) penned an op-ed in the Guardian from his jail cell, giving his views on the next phase of the LGBT rights movement. Manning came out the day after a military court sentenced him to 35 years in prison in 2013 for espionage.
Same-sex marriage is “just the beginning,” according to Manning. “We can’t let our movement end.”
“There are still queer and trans folks who struggle every single day for the right to define themselves, to access gender-appropriate healthcare and to live without harassment by other people, the police or the government. Many queer and trans people live – and lived – in our prison and jails, in our homeless shelters, in run-down houses and apartment buildings, and on the corners of every major city. Marriage equality doesn’t help them; and the potential loss of momentum for trans/queer rights after this win could well hurt them.”
Manning said coming out and requesting that the media refer to him with female pronouns while also demanding “gender confirming healthcare” from the federal prison system was “an incredibly empowering moment.”
“Nobody can control or define our identities unless we let them, and so I chose to come out and to define myself – nothing more. In the two years since, I am always awestruck and inspired by the queer and trans kids out there all over the world who reach out to me and send letters from very real places like Noblesville, Indiana, Arklow, Ireland and Abeokuta, Nigeria.
“We do have to, as a movement, give hope to these kids, and especially young trans youth like Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide last year after leaving a devastating indictment of the world that she experienced, or Islan Nettles, who was murdered on the streets of New York in 2013. It’s hope that my younger self, who, like many trans/queer kids, struggled to survive while living homeless in Chicago in 2006, could’ve used.
“We need to send a powerful message to the world in a unified voice: that we can fight for social justice for everyone, everywhere and change the world, not just get married. We can continue to build our communities and address the root causes of queer and trans poverty and deaths. We can work to get queer and trans people out of the prisons and jails and off the streets, and to improve our access to housing, education, employment and gender-confirming healthcare.
“… My name is Chelsea Manning, I am trans woman and I am here to recruit you to the next stage in the equality movement. Join me.”
Magazine offers playbook for LGBT activism
In the op-ed in the Nation by Urvasha VaidTamara Metz and Amber Hollibaugh, the LGBT movement was broken down by strengths and weaknesses, and then the authors presented a list of “opportunities” and “threats.”
Among the strengths listed were “young people’s attitudes,” as they are more open to LGBT rights, and the “vibrant infrastructure of grassroots groups” who advocate for transgenders. These are largely the same activists who advocate for “people of color, youths, seniors, immigrants, criminal justice and HIV/AIDS,” the article said.
The marriage decision was not enough to make life sufficiently “equal” for LGBT people.
And, they say, the LGBT movement has weaknesses that need to be shored up.
“The queer movement is focused on formal legal gay/lesbian equality only and still does not address the economic, racial and gender-based inequities affecting low-income LGBT folks, transgender people, people of color, women and others in queer communities,” the authors wrote.

‘Unify’ all minorities and demonize opponents
They encouraged LGBT activists to look at immigrant rights groups for lessons on how to build coalitions into a progressive voting bloc.
The strategy is to unify all minority groups, including LGBT, youth, women, Latinos, immigrants, blacks, progressive men, labor and environmentalists under one banner, building “a progressive voting bloc for the next five decades.”
“Faith-based organizing in every denomination creates great leaders, new frames and a base of support,” the authors write. “Social media is a queer space of organizing and movement building.”
Among the threats listed by the Nation article? There are many, and all focus on conservatives who still believe some boundaries in the sexual revolution needn’t be crossed. They write:
“The religious, cultural, economic and political right that targets LGBT people, women’s economic, reproductive and sexual freedom and is organized around a racialized notion of national culture. A religious liberty framework is being deployed to undermine all civil rights laws. Social policy retrenchment as economic conditions worsen hurts millions of our people, and requires stronger alliances to forestall. Like what happened with abortion rights, the demobilization of donors and volunteers post-marriage is a risk. Over-criminalization, the national security state and over-policing harm the lives of many in LGBT communities (trans, immigrant, POC, sex workers, youth, HIV+ people, urban-based).”
The next phase: ‘Disestablish marriage’
Tamara Metz, associate professor of political science and humanities at Reed College and the author of “Untying the Knot” wrote a portion of the article under the subtitle, “What’s Next? Disestablish Marriage!”
Now that marriage “equality” is the law of the land, the next phase of the struggle is to work toward the elimination of marriage as an institution, Metz argues.
“Abolish the legal category. Even as we savor the victory for civil equality this week, we should start to push for disestablishing marriage.Freedom, equality and the health of our liberal democratic polity depend on it.
Get the state out of the business, and let couples (and groups, for that matter) marry under the auspices of what are for them real ethical authorities. In these hands – of their church, their family, their urban tribe, their garden club – the power of the status to transform would be invigorated.”
Metz is not the first to be totally honest about the LGBT movement’s goal of rendering the term “marriage” meaningless as an institution that has limits or boundaries of any sort.
Lesbian journalist Masha Gessen, a Russian-American who wrote a book blasting Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay stance, said in 2012 in a radio interview that homosexual activists were “lying” about their real political agenda.

Here is what she said in an ABC Radio interview.
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. … (F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there – because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.
The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist. And I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life. That’s sort of not what I had in mind when I came out 30 years ago.
“I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally. … I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three. … And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”
 Listen to the ABC Radio interview with lesbian journalist Masha Gessen:

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‘Same-sex marriage is not enough’
Samantha Allen, writing for the Daily Beast under the headlined article “LGBT Leaders: Same-Sex Marriage is Not Enough,” said LGBT people face challenges with regard to housing, violence, immigration status and other forms of discrimination.
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, deputy managing director for United We Dream, or UWD, a youth-led U.S. immigrant organization, called Friday’s ruling “bittersweet” for “the estimated 267,000 LGBTQ people who are also undocumented.”
“The reality for them is that they face unrelenting discrimination for both sexual orientation and gender identity as well as their immigration status,” he told the Daily Beast.
Carlos Padilla, the program coordinator of UWD’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP), said undocumented LGBT immigrants face high rates of violence and sexual assault in detention centers.
“To make matters worse, the Department of Homeland Security often places these people into solitary confinement for ‘their own protection,’” Padilla told the Daily Beast. “This is torture and we cannot stand for it as a country.”
Illegal-immigrant LGBT people constitute 3 percent of the U.S. LGBT community but account for 8 percent of LGBT hate-violence survivors, a statistic that Padilla finds unacceptable.
But it seems what most LBGTs want is not a change in the laws but a change in people’s attitudes toward them.
“For LGBT people as a whole, a wide range of cultural problems are sure to persist even after same-sex marriages become a nationwide norm,” Allen writes. “A recent GLAAD poll found that, despite majority support for same-sex marriage in the U.S.,[That's a lie.  All polls show the majority of Americans do not support same-sex marriage.  That's why they had to use the courts to force the majority to submit to the will of a perverted minority.  -Jeff] many Americans still have a fundamental discomfort with LGBT people in their own social circles.
“More than 100 million Americans still say they’re uncomfortable just seeing a gay co-worker’s wedding photo, and staggering rates of hate violence continue to devastate the transgender community,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told the Daily Beast. “We must not only advance policy, we must also accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community – because laws alone don’t end discrimination, people do.”

Focusing on churches, schools, families
The activists intend to make that happen by using the left’s vast community organizing resources. They will focus on re-educating churches, schools and families.
One community organizing group, Believe Out Loud, an online community for LGBT Christians, told the Daily Beast it has “a unique role to play in promoting this acceptance in the context of U.S. churches, particularly within Christianity.”
“As we look ahead to a movement beyond marriage equality, we know that the work of affirming Christians is not yet finished. It’s now time for churches to move beyond simply accepting what we understand, to affirming LGBTQ people as they are,” the organization said in a statement.
While legal rights are seen as “one critical piece of the puzzle,” Dr. Eliza Byardexecutive director of GLSEN, an LGBT advocacy group that focuses on reaching public schools, told the Daily Beast. “Education is the glue that holds society together and transmits both opportunity and shared values from one generation to the next.”

Texas a ‘battleground’ state
One of the first battleground states that the LGBT activists will focus on is Texas. They plan to agitate at the grassroots level in churches, schools, city councils, state legislatures and in Congress while also aggressively filing lawsuits against those who do not bend to their wishes.
National and state gay rights leaders convened in front of the Texas Capitol Monday to make a statement: The fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is not over. The next frontier, they told the Texas Tribune, is to push for more protections against discrimination in areas including employment and housing.
“In many states, including my home state of Ohio and right here in Texas, you can get married but then suffer consequences,” Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage, told the Tribune. “You can get married and then lose your job, lose your home and so much more because we are not guaranteed nondiscrimination protections. … Friday’s historic ruling is a victory, but it’s just the beginning.”
Obergefell was joined by a coalition of community-organizing groups including the Human Rights Campaign, Democrat state Rep. Celia Israel of Austin, Equality Texas, two same-sex couples who filed suit over Texas’ same-sex marriage ban, and others who announced they would be part of a statewide campaign for nondiscrimination protections.

Their announcement came a day after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a written opinion that county clerks in Texas who have religious objections to same-sex marriage can opt out of issuing such licenses, though they should be prepared to face fines or legal challenges, the Tribune reported.
Democrat proposals for statewide nondiscrimination laws have failed to gain any traction in the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature, where conservatives have tried to override city ordinances.
Nine Texas cities with populations of more than 100,000 have passed LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances over the past decade, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Plano.
As gay-rights activists push for the expansion of these laws at the state level, Republicans are pushing back, and the strength of that push back will soon be tested.
“Our religious liberties find protection in state and federal constitutions and statutes,” Paxton said in a statement Sunday on his written opinion. “While they are indisputably our first freedom, we should not let them be our last.”
Paxton’s opinion followed a memo by Gov. Greg Abbott that directed heads of state agencies to “preserve, protect, and defend the religious liberty of every Texan.”

In Missouri, State Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, called for the state to pass a law barring discrimination against members of the LGBT community.
“People can still be fired for their sexual orientation. Newly married gay couples can be denied housing,” Webber told “This is not the end. This is an important step, but we’re going to continue pushing forward until everybody in the state has complete equal rights.”

Diane Booth, who married her partner in Iowa in 2013, said a nondiscrimination act needs to be passed at the federal level.
“You can be fired at will. You can be refused service in a restaurant. Heck, they’re even trying to refuse people selling flowers and baking cakes,” said Booth.

Lesbian Speaks Openly About Eradicating Marriage
Published on Mar 27, 2013
"Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change, and again I don't think it should exist."

Russian journalist Masha Gessen speaks openly about eradicating marriage

Excerpted audio. Full version available here:

JULY 19, 2015


Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: 
Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science
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by Barbara Loe Fisher
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21st Century Cures Act Eliminates Good Vaccine Safety ScienceIt has only been a few weeks since the forced vaccination lobby rammed a bill (SB 277) through the California legislature eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption so children will have to get dozens of doses of federally recommended vaccines or be denied a school education.1 While California was being subjected to one of the most aggressive and expensive state lobbying campaigns2 ever mounted by the pharmaceutical industry in partnership with medical trade associations funded by industry and government3 4 5 6 that same lobby was pulling an even bigger fast one on the American people in Washington, D.C.
Here comes the 21st Century Cures Act,7 which is a Pharma-driven bill8 blessed by the FDA9 that seriously compromises the integrity of the FDA drug and vaccine licensing process. 10 The 362-page bill sailed through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 201511 and mandates that about $9 billion dollars be given to NIH to develop more drugs and vaccines and $550 million be given to the FDA to fast track products to market.12 

Bill Lowers FDA Licensing Standards

The bill allows the FDA to lower licensing standards for testing of experimental drugs, medical devices and “biological products” – a category that includes vaccines -13 14 15 so companies will no longer be required to conduct large, case controlled clinical trials16 17 18 to evaluate safety and effectiveness. Instead, FDA can accept novel statistical analyses 19 and “clinical experience,”20 such as anecdotal evidence from patients.21
It is interesting that clinical experience and anecdotal evidence will constitute “good science” for the purpose of demonstrating a vaccine is safe before it is licensed, while clinical experience and anecdotal evidence has never been good enough to demonstrate that a vaccine is unsafe after it is licensed.22 23 24 25

Greasing Skids to License Drugs and Vaccines

Sick in bedThe 21st Century Cures Act is being sold as a way for the FDA to quickly license experimental pharmaceutical products for people suffering with rare or life threatening diseases, whether or not those products have been adequately tested.26 However, greasing the FDA licensure skids to make experimental drugs available for the sick and dying, who voluntarily choose to use them, is one thing, while greasing the skids to bum rush experimental vaccines to licensure that government will legally require healthy children and adults to buy and use, is something quite different.27 28 29 30 31
Nearly every single vaccine that the pharmaceutical industry creates and the FDA licenses for child use is eventually recommended for all children and mandated by state governments for daycare and school entry.32 33 34 35 36 And, now, many adults are being brought into the vaccine mandate net as well.37 38 39

Ensuring Drugs & Vaccines Dominate U.S. Health Care

Coming on the heels of the Affordable Health Care Act,40 which guaranteed that the pharmaceutical industry and their products will continue to dominate the most expensive health care system in the world,41 42 43 44 45 46there are so many breathtaking ways the 21st Century Cures Act will endanger the public health that it is hard to know where to begin. The word “vaccines” is not being publicly uttered by anyone sponsoring the bill. However, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,500 pharmaceutical and other health product corporations, is already crowing about how they managed to influence Capitol Hill politicians to incorporate the “Vaccine Access, Certainty and Innovation Act of 2015” into the 21st Century Cures Act.47 48NVIC Press Realease - 21st Century Cures
Read NVIC's press release by clicking the image to the right.

Faster Track for Vaccines You Will Have To Take in Future

So, if the Senate approves and the President signs this life-threatening bill into law by the end of this year, what will happen to the hundreds of experimental vaccines that will be fast tracked to licensure and mandated for you and your children to get in the future? Just so you know, that list includes vaccines for HIV/AIDS,49 50 51 chlamydia,52 cytomegalovirus,53 hepatitis C,54 genital herpes,55 syphilis,56 gonorrhea,57 e-coli,58 norovirus,59 tuberculosis60 and many, many more.61 62

Gutting Informed Consent Along with Science

First, the 21st Century Cures Act allows the FDA to expedite licensure63 64 of new vaccines and expand uses for existing vaccines65 based on:
  1. Shorter or smaller clinical trials; and
  2. non-traditional or adaptive trial designs and Bayesian methods of data analysis;66 and
  3. evidence from clinical experience instead of randomized, controlled clinical trials;67 68 andVaccines and guessing
  4. use of biomarkers and surrogate endpoint measures69 rather than actual clinical endpoints proving effectiveness.70
Second, the new law would allow researchers to conduct “clinical testing” of experimental pharmaceutical products on people without first obtaining their informed consent71 72 73 if “the proposed clinical testing poses no more then minimal risk.”74 75 It is not clear who decides what constitutes “minimal risk,” but presumably that will be left up to industry and government officials. It is also not clear whether minor children can be enrolled in experiments without the informed consent of their parents.

Using “Best Guess” Statistics Instead of Good Science

Just for fun, I looked up the definition of Bayesian to see what will happen if the FDA lets drug companies use that method instead of large randomized clinical trials76 77 78 79 80 to determine whether an experimental vaccine is safe or not. Here is what the dictionary says about Bayesian:
“Being, relating to, or involving statistical methods that assign probabilities or distributions to events or parameters based on experience or best guesses before experimentation and data collection and that apply Bayes' theorem to revise the probabilities and distributions after obtaining experimental data.”81
The key phrase to focus on is “based on experience or best guesses before experimentation or data collection.” While we know federal agencies have been guessing for a long time when it comes to pronouncing vaccines safe and effective due to long standing gaps in vaccine safety science,82 83 84 85 86 it is irresponsible for Congress to bow to Big Pharma and codify into law the legal right for FDA officials to use flimsy “best guess” statistical methods and unreliable surrogate endpoints to support claims that a new vaccine is safe and really works, instead of requiring vaccine manufacturers to conduct in-depth biological mechanism research and large, well-designed clinical trials.
Moving numbers around in a computer is a poor substitute for actually proving an experimental vaccine does not kill and injure real human beings before it is licensed.

Congress and Pharma: Friends with Benefits

JusticeIn 1986, Congress allowed itself to be blackmailed by the pharmaceutical industry and removed most civil product liability from vaccine manufacturers87 and, in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declared vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and completely removed all product liability from FDA licensed vaccines88 89 90 In America, nobody can sue drug companies when FDA licensed vaccines injure and kill people.
Not satisfied with a total product liability shield and with access to billions of dollars in American taxpayer money to build new vaccine plants91 92 93 and create hundreds of new vaccines,94 95 96 while getting government-paid free advertising97 and enjoying a predictable market from “no exceptions” vaccine mandates, the pharmaceutical industry is now insisting that Congress give them a free pass on the science, too.

A Consumer’s Worst Nightmare

The financial public private partnership that Congress has directed government to forge with industry through a series of federal laws created over the past 30 years,98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 is a drug company stockholder’s dream and a consumer’s worst nightmare. That lucrative partnership, which is using the “greater good” club to violate the human and civil rights of the American people in the name of a highly politicized “War on Disease,” has the potential to destroy more lives than any war our nation has ever fought.
The 21st Century Cures Act is a prescription for disaster. Vaccine research, development and Join www.nvicadvocacy.orgfast tracking should not be a part of it.

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