Sunday, December 27, 2015


“It’s All About Me and my gender self-expression”: A cross-dressing “straight” man in a black dress and pumps poses holding his baby daughter–for his gender-nonconforming blog, “His Black Dress.” We covered the child’s eyes because she is an innocent victim of her dad’s selfish obsession with dressing in female clothing. When it comes to aberrant lifestyle movements, “It’s All About Me”–i.e., the twisted, self-centered desires of adults–rather than the what’s best for children and society.

By Peter LaBarbera; @PeterLaBarbera
Part One
One of the characteristics of Identity- and Victim Politics–especially the brand catering to aberrant sex and gender agendas–is its spectacular self-absorption. Belief in divine Absolute Truth is dying in America, seemingly in inverse proportion to demands that society “understand” and empathize with a myriad of aggrieved, subjective human “my truths”—in this case the ever-evolving “gay” movement.
According to the BBC, the unwieldy acronym LGBTQQIAAP, which is sure to expand in the coming years, if not months, stands for:
L – lesbian: a woman who is attracted to other women
G – gay: a man who is attracted to other men or broadly people who identify as homosexual
B – bisexual: a person who is attracted to both men and women
T – transgender: a person whose gender identity is different from the sex the doctor put down on their birth certificate
Q – queer: originally used as a hate term, some people want to reclaim the word, while others find it offensive. It can be a political statement, suggest that someone doesn’t want to identify with “binaries” (e.g. male v female, homosexual v straight) or that they don’t want to label themselves only by their sexual activity
Q – questioning: a person who is still exploring their sexuality or gender identity
I – intersex: a person whose body is not definitively male or female. This may be because they have chromosomes which are not XX or XY or because their genitals or reproductive organs are not considered “standard”
A – allies: a person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQQIAAP community
A – asexual: a person who is not attracted in a sexual way to people of any gender
P – pansexual: a person whose sexual attraction is not based on gender and may themselves be fluid when it comes to gender or sexual identity
There are other versions of the perverse Big Alphabet, as founder Matt Barber calls it. One is LGBTQIAPK, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual, Pansexual and Polygamous, and Kinkiness–with “kinkiness” incorporating: sexual sadism/masochism; bondage; consensual sexual violence (e.g., whipping, electro-torture); “fisting” (don’t ask…); eroticized humiliation and degradation, slave-and-master “relationships,” etc. How’s that for liberal diversity?
People worldwide have been horrified by the story of Paul Wolscht--who left his wife and seven children to pursue his "transgender" identity as a "six-year-old girl," his twisted alter ego: "Stefonknee."
‘It’s All About Me’–Family man says he is a little girl:People worldwide have been horrified by the story of Paul Wolscht–who left his wife and seven children to pursue a “transgender” identity as a “six-year-old girl”–his twisted alter ego: “Stefonknee.” See AFTAH story and Steven Crowder video HERE.
Below I will talk about adding a few more letters to the LGBTQ Etc. equation: IAAM – It’s All About Me, because when you boil it down that is the essence of the “gay/bi/trans” agenda. Whether it is campaigning against FDA restrictions on homosexual male blood donations in the name of “gay equality”–when the blood ban policies are actually about mitigating dangers associated with high-risk, disease-ridden man-on-man sex; or homosexual “dads” in an Allstate commercial who adopted a baby girl to suit their wants while intentionally depriving her of a mommy–we face a movement that takes self-abortion to new heights. Tragically, they leave many victims in their wake–such as the seven children and wife of 52-year-old Paul Wolscht–who abandoned them to pursue his twisted “gender identity” as a “six-year-old girl,” “Stefonknee.” [See AFTAH story and excellent Steven Crowder video HERE.]
By the way, no matter which acronym you choose, there is one group that is always left out in the “progressive’s” letter-amalgams: EX-homosexuals: people who have left sex and gender deviance behind to embrace a God-honoring sexuality that naturally matches their bodies. [See David Kyle Foster’s outstanding ministry, Mastering Life Ministries and the Restored Hope Network.]
Culture War pacifists
In our nation’s more wholesome past, Absolute Truth was once the respected domain of the American Church—and many biblical moral standards like saving sex for (man-woman) marriage were shared by most everyone, including secular society. There was a grudging respect, even among the irreligious, for preachers, who were expected to be moral leaders and to inveigh against sin while offering the hope of the Gospel.

But today many churchmen and Christian leaders are more “Culture War pacifists” than moral leaders—they may love Jesus and love the Gospel but shy away from the publicly calling out sin (especially the LGBTQQIAAP variety). And they piously eschew the “Culture War,” encouraging Christians not to take part—a de facto unilateral surrender to a powerful Sin Movement that is radically transforming America, to quote Obama. In my mind, there is no reason why we should not match the resources and zeal of Big Gay Inc and Big Gender Confusion. (Liberal foundations gave an astonishing $129 million to fund LGBTQ groups in 2013.)
Many young Christian cultural pacifists justify their inaction—especially on LGBTQueer issues–out of fear of alienating sexual sinners from Jesus. These hip, tech- and media-savvy evangelicals would be embarrassed—maybe even outraged–by John the Baptist’s public preaching against Herod’s sexual sin, even though Jesus reserved his highest praise for John, saying, “among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11).
Perhaps we should cut Herod some slack—he was just embracing his polyamorous identity.
Media propaganda works: …although it is not the only factor behind the shift in Americans’ attitudes toward the anti-biblical concept of “same-sex marriage.” Gallup polls record a steady move toward acceptance of legalizing homosexual “marriage”–from 27% support in 1996 to 58% support today. To read about pro-homosexual media bias, even at Fox News, see this in-depth report.
Bold sin advocates
Meanwhile, LGBTransgenderQueerEtc advocates are bold, confident and unrelenting. They reject compromise on their principles and are constantly “preaching” to us from their peculiar “moral” perspective built around homo-trans apologetics and left-wing Social Justice ideology.

In a Truth-starved society that has in many ways jettisoned Jesus, appeals to the Left’s upside-down (Isaiah 5:20)morality work. Even many “Bible-believing evangelicals” who should know better are riddled with false guilt as they bend toward LGBTQ ideology. (Christian talker Sandy Rios rightly calls them the “Church of Nice.”) Ditto for compromising Catholics. The evangelical and Catholic surrender on Truth has been many years in the making, but in the last decade it has escalated: see the sophomoric “Anti-homosexual” chapter in the influential 2007 evangelical book Unchristian by pollster and Barna Group president David Kinnaman, with Gabe Lyons. This book posits that the Church has an “image problem”: it is too “Anti-homosexual,” too “Judgmental” and too “Political.”
“Go and … keep on sinning?”: Nathan Albert, a well-meaning but theologically-challenged supporter of Andy Marin’s renegade “Christian” group, The Marin Foundation–hugs a homosexual marcher wearing only his underwear and shoes at Chicago’s “gay pride” parade in 2010. The signs, directed at “pride” celebrants, read, “I’m Sorry for How Churches Treated You,” and “I was a Bible-Banging Homophobe, SORRY.” To read a Bible-based rebuttal of Marin’s “gay”-affirming ministry, see Prof. Rob Gagnon’s paper HERE. To read a blog post by Albert in which he “rejoices” with those celebrating the June SCOTUS decision legalizing homosexual “marriage,” click here.
Unilateral surrrender
The anti-culture-war mentality goes something like this: talking about controversial subjects like sexual sin scares potential attendees away from our mega-church—and drives millennials away from the Gospel. Apparently to win over millennials, we all need to be more like Chicago’s touchy-feely Christian Andy Marin, who hugs “gay”-celebrating marchers at the city’s annual “pride” parade while holding signs that say “I’m Sorry”—ostensibly apologizing on behalf of all Christians for the Church’s supposed homophobic excesses. [See Prof. Rob Gagnon’s theological rebuke to Marin HERE.]
Marin fancies himself a “bridge-builder” to the homosexual world, but–like most Christians who adopt that approach–his bridge crumbles at the point of defending truth in the Public Square; in 2012, he piously urged Christians to “let go of the same-sex marriage fight and invest in figuring out how to love like Jesus regardless of what system is in place.” In 2013, after “gay marriage” passed in Illinois, Marin congratulated“LGBT couples…for your now legal right to receive both the State and Federal benefits you deserve as citizens of the United States of America.” Go…and keep on sinning?
I understand the need to be compassionate toward sinners and winsome in presenting the Gospel, but those of Marin’s ilk flout Scripture and utterly fail the “Sexual Sin Substitution Test” [see #4 here]. Would Jesus support a “marriage” grounded in an abomination? And would Marin et alhold up signs outside a pornography convention and apologize for how the Church has abused that sin group? No way.
The doubts and defeatism of Christians and conservatives fuel the Left’s social aggression. Biblically speaking, Sexual Progressivism is a cultural cancer that is now so far advanced that even many American “churches” (or are they social clubs?) are openly promoting gender and sexual deviance—in God’s name, of course. Many have picked up on the Scripture-defying formulation of religious homosexual activists like (“Rev.”) Harry Knox, who calls his homosexuality an “unchangeable gift from God, one for which I am very grateful.”
Religious Leftism
Social leftists couldn’t care less what the Bible says about homosexuality—but they understand the strategic value in our still “spiritual” society of putting a religious cloak on their ungodly agenda. Much like the Israelites who worshiped pagan idols, the worldly Religious Left redefines sin and righteousness; family and marriage; justice and hate; love and eros–and of course, the character of God Himself, Whom is routinely called upon to bless this and that perversion. [See this GLAAD post on “transgender religious naming ceremonies.”]

When churches become sin-happy, march in homosexual “pride” parades, and scold the biblically faithful, you know America is in a world of trouble. God will judge us like He judged Israel (perhaps, as many faithful Christians believe, Obama is part of our nation’s judgment). This is theinternal threat to America’s survival that is just as dangerous as the external threat of Islamic Jihad. Yet, strangely, it is barely discussed in the presidential race—why?
Inmates have overtaken the asylum, turning sin into righteousness and Christ into a “gay’ apologist. Did you know that the (Episcopal) National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.–site of historic weddings, funerals and speeches including Ronald Reagan’s state funeral–rang its bells in celebration June 26, 2013, the day the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)? That decision was the forerunner to SCOTUS’ shameful and unconstitutional Obergefell ruling this year purporting to nullify state defense-of-marriage amendments.
Those clanging bells atop “America’s cathedral” are the perfect symbol of our nation’s moral and spiritual decline.
My feelings come first!
“I feel, therefore I am.”–this is the one “absolute” that drives our confused, rebellious age—with more than half of Americans defining “truth” by their own changing, fickle standards–the very antithesis of divine, transcendent Truth rooted in the Word of God, the Bible. [See this 2015 Gallup data on Americans’ steadily increasing acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage”—and note the high “born gay” despite the scientific repudiation of that LGBTQ myth in the last decade.]

So now it is the Transgenders’ turn, as we will be instructed and cajoled by the media and LGBT cognoscenti ad nauseam on how to correctly affirm gender-benders’ feelings. Note the following “transgender” advice from“HuffPost Gay Voices”–the homosexual-bisexual-transgender section of liberal Huffington Post:
“When trans people reveal their trans identity to someone, it is a highly personal moment. It takes trust and courage to talk about gender identity or gender transition. The best-case scenario is probably to: 1) ask what questions, if any, are appropriate; and 2) give the trans person an out if he or she feels like you are overstepping your bounds (even though your questions may be born of an innocent curiosity). This makes it easier for a trans person to maintain privacy and integrity.”
Accommodating the trans-genda will have Americans walking on eggshells like never before, if the Gay-Transgender and Media Thought Police have their way. Here is some guidance from the homosexual activist group GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), in their online article, “Tips for Allies of Transgender People”:
When you become an ally of transgender people, your actions will help change the culture, making society a better, safer place for transgender people–and for all people (trans or not) who do not conform to gender expectations….
Don’t ask a transgender person what their “real name” is.
For some transgender people, being associated with their birth name is a tremendous source of anxiety, or it is simply a part of their life they wish to leave behind. Respect the name a transgender person is currently using. If you happen to know the name someone was given at birth but no longer uses, don’t share it without the person’s explicit permission. Similarly, don’t share photos of someone from before their transition, unless you have their permission.
Did “Caitlyn” Jenner win Gold–or Bruce? The homosexual-transgender activist group GLAAD tells the media that they should use the now “transgender” Jenner’s new “female” name when recalling his Olympic feats.
“Good Grief!” as Charlie Brown would say. Banish those classic photos of Bruce Jenner winning the Olympic decathlon! And speaking of Bruce…er, Caitlyn…Jenner, note these items from GLAAD’s updated “tip sheet” for journalists covering the gender-confused star:
DO use female pronouns (she, her, hers) when referring to Caitlyn Jenner.
DO avoid male pronouns and Caitlyn’s prior name, even when referring to events in her past. For example, “Prior to her transition, Caitlyn Jenner won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the Summer Olympics held in Montreal in 1976.” …
AVOID the phrase “born a man” when referring to Jenner. If it is necessary to describe for your audience what it means to be transgender, consider: “While Caitlyn Jenner was designated male on her birth certificate, as a young child she knew that she was a girl.”…
DON’T indulge in superficial critiques of a transgender person’s femininity or masculinity. Commenting on how well a transgender person conforms to conventional standards of femininity or masculinity is reductive and insulting.
Egad. It’s going to take a PhD just to keep up with PC “transgender etiquette.”
It’s All About Me
As stated above. perhaps the Left’s ever-expanding sexual/gender deviance enterprise is best summed up with a simple, four-letter sequence: IAAM = It’s All About Me. Or, if you prefer, call it the LGBTQQIAAP-IAAM movement (comprising around 2 percent of Americans) to accurately convey the defiant self-centeredness of a Sin Lobby:

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex Asexual Allies Pansexual – IT’S ALL ABOUT ME
Even better, we could just ditch the perversion alphabet altogether and the special theologies for homosexual and transgender sinners and get back to reality. The last thing a truly loving Christian should do is indulge “LGBTQQIAAP-IAAM” people in their self-deifying embrace of sexual sin and/or gender rebellion. As Prof. Gagnon—one of America’s heroes in defending biblical truth against homosexualism—writes: “The Church must never give up its obligation to rebuke offenders (in an appropriately loving way, of course) and require repentance.”
Amen. We must boldly resist the imposition of deviant ideologies on society—especially children—and love sinners enough to proclaim the full, saving Truth of Christmas–that men and women would be saved from their sin by Jesus, not seek to justify it. Every beneficiary of God’s Amazing Grace can say with the Apostle Paul:
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15, NIV)
NEXT: Part Two: Here Come the Pronoun Police




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Leftists like to divide people in to groups, tell one group they are oppressed and tell the other group they are intolerant bigots if they disagree. This year, the protected class du jour was transgenders, because thank you Caitlyn Jenner.
Naturally, there’s been an arms-race to see who can pander the fastest. Leading the charge, of course, is New York City
New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” when she prefers a female title and pronoun, or by barring her from using a women’s restroom.
New guidelines detail the legal protections of transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers and what constitutes discrimination under the city’s Human Rights Law, the New York City Commission on Human Rights said on Monday.
Some 25,000 transgender and gender non-conforming people live in New York City, where discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal since 2002.
Yes, you’ve read correctly. In New York City, it is now illegal to call someone by their actual gender instead of their preferred gender. You must take part in their delusional, alternate reality or face legal consequences.

That makes sense. At lease, it makes as much sense as anything does in New York City. People are living on the streets, citizens are robbed of their basic Second Amendment rights, but at least transgenders they have legal recourse if someone calls them sir and they claim to be a ma’am.
While we’re talking about “rights,” riddle me this: what about the landlord’s rights? What about his right to conduct his business in a way he sees fit? What about his right to not have his assets and/or properties seized simply for slipping up on fictional “gender” issue? What about his right to protect little girls in the restroom from would-be predators ?
Remember at the beginning of 2015, when leftists said that the right’s “slippery slope” argument was merely fear-mongering? Yeah, about that…


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Four Christians have been beaten up in Berlin, Germany’s capital city, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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This is all the Christians’ fault, obviously. They didn’t show enough solidarity with Islam. Perhaps Fr. Ron Rolheiser can jet over to Berlin and apologize to the attackers on behalf of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Christians everywhere who know better than to “provoke” Muslims and “poke them in the eye.”
“Christians Beaten in Berlin After Xmas Day Celebrations; ‘I Am Muslim, What Are You?’ Shouts Attacker,” Breitbart, December 26, 2015:
Four Christians have been beaten up in Berlin, Germany’s capital city, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
German media reports that four men were leaving the Adagio venue in the bustling Potzdamer Platz area when they were challenged by a man who exclaimed: “I am a Muslim! What are you?” before setting upon the four 20-somethings. He was reportedly assisted by four, older accomplices.
Police are now investigating the incident as a politically motivated attack, and at least five people are thought to have been injured in the melee, including one passer by who tried to settle the dispute.
The injured apparently refused medical treatment, and police records indicated they were from Serbia and Montenegro, and are Orthodox Christians….
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Four Christians have been beaten up in Berlin, Germany’s capital city, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

German media reports that four men were leaving the Adagio venue in the bustling Potzdamer Platz area when they were challenged by a man who exclaimed: “I am a Muslim! What are you?” before setting upon the four 20-somethings. He was reportedly assisted by four, older accomplices.
Police are now investigating the incident as a politically motivated attack, and at least five people are thought to have been injured in the melee, including one passer by who tried to settle the dispute.
The injured apparently refused medical treatment, and police records indicated they were from Serbia and Montenegro, and are Orthodox Christians.
According to the Tagespiegel newspaper, the venue in the heart of Berlin was hosting a “Balkan Party” in the evening on Christmas Day.
The assailants fled the scene before police arrived, and there have been no reports yet as to their whereabouts.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: “It’s time to establish a greater solidarity with Islam”

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The contemporary Catholic Church has wholeheartedly endorsed that idea that Islam is a religion of peace, and that Muslims are the first victims of jihad terrorism. This proposition is enforced as an iron dogma, the one non-negotiable point in today’s comfortable suburban Church: anything goes, everything is winked at, moral teaching is discarded or ignored left and right, but whisper that Islamic jihadists point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism, and you’ll be the new Jan Hus.
The piece in the Los Angeles archdiocesan newspaper is just one example of the barrage of nonsense that comes from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on this issue, but it is noteworthy in being particularly counterfactual. It spends a great deal of time admonishing us that the first victims of Islamic jihad terror groups are other Muslims, as Fr. Ronald Rolheiser apparently believes, with Barack Obama and numerous other Western leaders, that this proves that the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and the rest are un-Islamic. In fact, it only establishes that they believe their Muslim opponents to be un-Islamic, and because Islam mandates death for heresy and apostasy, they kill those opponents.
Rolheiser also says: “But the Muslim religion is not to blame here. There is nothing inherent in either the Koran or in Islam itself that morally or religiously undergirds this kind of violence.” Well, let’s see. Apparently Rolheiser has overlooked just a few passages from the Qur’an, including:
2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”
4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”
5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”
8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, “˜I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers” hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!–
8:39: “Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s entirely; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.”
8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”
9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”
9:111: “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”
9:123: “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.”
47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.”
But of course the Bible is full of violence, too, eh? Sure, although there is actually nothing in it remotely equivalent to the Qur’an’s open-ended and universal commands to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers. And also, one finds the same calls to violence when one turns to the authoritative sources in Sunni Islam, the schools of Sunni jurisprudence (madhahib):
Shafi’i school: A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates about jihad that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).
Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: ‘Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until “the final descent of Jesus.” After that, “nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent” (o9.8).
Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”
However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)
Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”
Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya (Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.”
This is also taught by modern-day scholars of Islam. Majid Khadduri was an Iraqi scholar of Islamic law of international renown. In his book War and Peace in the Law of Islam, which was published in 1955 and remains one of the most lucid and illuminating works on the subject, Khadduri says this about jihad:
The state which is regarded as the instrument for universalizing a certain religion must perforce be an ever expanding state. The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning ideology over the entire world….The jihad was therefore employed as an instrument for both the universalization of religion and the establishment of an imperial world state. (P. 51)
Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Shari’ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad. In his 1994 book The Methodology of Ijtihad, he quotes the twelfth century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd: “Muslim jurists agreed that the purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things: it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah.” Nyazee concludes: “This leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation” of non-Muslims.
Blissfully or willfully ignorant of all this and much more, Rolheiser says: “It’s time to establish a greater solidarity with Islam.” With Islam, mind you — not with Muslims who genuinely reject all this and want to live in peace with non-Muslims as equals in a secular society without trying to gain hegemony over them. No, Rolheiser thinks the Catholic Church should establish greater solidarity with Islam, which denies that Jesus is the Son of God (Qur’an 19:35), denies that he was crucified (Qur’an 4:157), denies that he is divine (Qur’an 5:17 and 5:72), says that those who say Jesus is God’s Son are accursed (Qur’an 9:30) and calls upon Muslims to make war against and subjugate them (Qur’an 9:29).
When reality becomes so horrible as to be undeniable, people like Fr. Ronald Rolheiser and the publishers of Angelus will be asked why they kept their people ignorant and complacent in the face of the advancing jihad threat instead of preparing them for what was coming.

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This is not a good time to be a Muslim in the Western world. As the violence perpetrated by radical Islamic groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram becomes more and more prevalent, huge numbers of people are becoming paranoid about and even openly hostile towards the Islam religion, seeing all Muslims as a threat. Popular opinion more and more blames the Moslem religion itself for that violence, suggesting that there is something inherent in Islam itself that’s responsible for this kind of violence.  That equation needs to be challenged, both in the name of truth and in the name of what’s best in us as Christians.
First of all, it’s untrue: Painting all Muslims with the same brush is like painting all Christians with the same brush, akin to looking at most the depraved man who calls himself a Christian and saying: “That’s Christians for you! They’re all the same!”  Second, it’s also unfair: Islamic militants no more speak for Islam than Hitler speaks for Christianity (and that comparison isn’t idly chosen). Finally, such an equation misleads our sympathy: The first victim of Islamic terrorism is Islam itself, namely, authentic God-fearing Muslims are the first victims of this violence.
When we look at the history of any terrorist Islamic group such as ISIS or Al-Qaeda, we see that it first establishes itself by terrorizing and killing thousands of its own people, honest, God-fearing Muslims. And it goes on killing them. ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram have killed thousands more Muslims than they have killed Christians or persons of any other religion. While their ultimate target may well be the secularized, Christian West, but more immediately their real war is against true Islam.
Moreover the victims of Islamic terrorists are not just the thousands of moderate Muslims who have been direct victims of their violence and killings, but also all other Muslims who are now painted with the same brush and negatively judged in both their religiosity and their sincerity. Whenever Islamic terrorists perpetrate an act of violence, its victims are not just those who die, are injured, or who lose loved ones, it’s also all true Muslims, particularly those living in the West because they are now viewed through the eyes of suspicion, fear, and hatred.
But the Muslim religion is not to blame here. There is nothing inherent in either the Koran or in Islam itself that morally or religiously undergirds this kind of violence.  We would holler “unfair” if someone were to say that what happened during the Inquisition is inherent in the Gospels. We owe Islam the same judgement. One of the great students of World Religions, the renowned Houston Smith, submits that we should always judge a religion by its best expressions, by its saints and graced-history rather than by its psychopaths and aberrations. I hope that others offer us, Christians, this courtesy. Hitler was somehow a product of the Christian West, as was Mother Teresa. Houston Smith’s point is that the latter, not the former, is a truer basis for judging Christianity.  We owe our Islamic brothers and sisters the same courtesy.
And that’s more a recognition of the truth than a courtesy. The word “Islam/Muslim” has its origins in the word “peace”, and that connotation, along with the concept of “surrender to God”, constitutes the essence of what it means to be a Muslim. And for more than 90% of Muslims in the world, that is exactly what it means to be a Muslim, namely, to be a man or woman of peace who has surrendered to God and who now tries to live a life that is centered on faith, prayer, responsibility, and hospitality.  Any interpretation of Islam by a radicalized group that gives divine sanction to terrorist violence is false and belies Islam. Islamic extremists don’t speak for God, Mohammed, Islam, or for what it means to surrender in faith, but only for a self-serving ideology, and true Muslims are, in the end, the real victims of that.
Terrorist attacks, like the recent ones in Paris and Mali, call for more, not less, sympathy for true Muslims. It’s time to establish a greater solidarity with Islam, notwithstanding extremist terrorism. We are both part of the same family: We have the same God, suffer the same anxieties, are subject to the same mortality, and will share the same heaven. Muslims more than ever need our understanding, sympathy, support, and fellowship in faith.
Christian de Cherge, the Trappist monk who was martyred by Islamic terrorists in Algeria in 1996, wrote a remarkable letter to his family on France shortly before he died. Well aware that he had a good chance of being killed by Islamic terrorists, he shared with his family that, should this happen, they should know that he had already forgiven his killers and that he foresaw himself and them, his killers, in the same heaven, playing together under God’s gaze, a gaze that lovingly takes in all of God’s children, Muslims no less than Christians.

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RIGHT SPEAK: China Trying to Keep A Lid on the Growth of Christianity
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As Christmas approaches, Christians in China are still suffering persecution and harassment. Such oppression has been their plight continuously since 1949, when the government of the Republic of China led by the Methodist Chiang Kai-shek fled the mainland for Taiwan and Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
Though present-day Chinese officials who are eager to maintain a lucrative trading relationship with the West have toned down the overtly brutal purges that resulted in the killing of tens of millions of Chinese under Mao, China remains firmly under the control of the Communist Party. And though the world rarely hears any more about violent Communist Chinese oppression such as was evident under President Yang Shangkun in 1989, when Chinese government troops killed from 250 to 7,000 people during the Tiananmen Square massacre, Christians in China still find it difficult to practice their religion openly.
This Christmas season, reports coming out of southwest China’s Guizhou province tell of a government crackdown that has led to the closing of Christian churches and the arrest of Christian pastors. One such report, in the December 23 Washington Post, provided details of a December 9 government raid on Huoshi Church in Guiyang, Guizhou province, co-pastored by Yang Hua. The Post cited as its source a report translated from the Chinese by China Aid, a Texas-based Christian group that identifies its mission as “exposing human rights abuses and promoting truth, justice and freedom by advocating for religious freedom and the rule of law in China.”
China Aid, in turn, quoted statements posted by Yang’s wife, Wang Hongwu, on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media service. Following the December 9 raid on his church, Pastor Yang was detained by authorities, and his wife received a notice on December 20, stating that Yang is suspected of “illegally holding state secrets” and has been criminally detained. 
 Wang provided the following details:
Today, I went to pick up Pastor Yang, but I failed. [I] saw four people pushing Yang Hua into a van without a license plate. Pastor Yang put on a black hood, and his mouth might have been sealed. I called out to him, but he didn’t respond. Those four people did not allow me to approach him. They pushed Pastor Yang into the car and sped away. I asked the detention center, and they only said that the department managing him took him away. They could not tell me which department [had taken him]. Then, I went home ... I can only hand everything to the Lord!
China Aid also noted that on December 10 and 15, Yang’s relatives had received notices from the Chinese “public security bureau,” each sentencing him to five days’ administrative detention. The first notice stated that he is suspected of the “crime of obstruction of justice,” and the second accused him of “assembling a crowd to disturb social order.” The report noted that Yang had just completed his second administrative detention sentence when the third charge of “illegally holding state secrets” was announced.
Voice of America (VOA) also reported on the Chinese government’s actions against Huoshi Church, and quoted statements from the church’s lead pastor, Su Tianfu. Since the forced closing of the church by the communist government, congregants are forced to gather in homes.
“Our congregation can only gather in small groups of a few people at home. The church is disallowed to organize any events,” Su told VOA.
“Many of our fellow workers are given no freedom because they're either under the watch of [agents] outside their doors or followed wherever they go,” Su added.   
VOA noted that during the past two weeks, Su has frequently been summoned by local police for questioning, with some interrogations lasting up to 10 hours — during which he was suffering pains from kidney stones.
The VOA report noted:
As 2015 draws to a close, many rights groups, including U.S.-based China Aid, have concluded that it has been one of the worst years for religious persecution and human rights abuse in China, with a growing crackdown on Christians, lawyers and dissents.    
In a world where the very real threat of Islamic terrorism remains a legitimate concern and is talked about on a daily basis, it is easy to forget about the spectre of the international communist conspiracy, which has seldom been mentioned since the “end” of communism in Russia. Yet, communism remains alive and continues to threaten both religious and political freedom wherever it is in control. Furthermore, Islamic terrorism, itself, is often just a tool of the communists behind the scenes. While this aspect of the terrorist threat is impossible to explain in a short article, as some food for thought, we recommend watching the video posted below, “Communist Training and Control Behind Islamic Terrorism,” recorded by Arthur R. Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society, last March.

Christianity has always been a target for the atheistic communists, who will use every tool in their arsenal to destroy the religion that stands in their way to world domination. American Christians who wish to defend their faith at home and abroad must remain vigilant about all threats to Christianity, by whatever name.
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