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Sunday, December 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA: "CHIEF APOSTLE" PARTNERS WITH JEWISH DEVELOPER TO REVIVE "THE MET" FOR $56 MILLION "CHURCH" & SECULAR CONCERT VENUE WITH 25 BARS

FROM RAGS TO RICHES IN THE SLUMS
25 BARS, PROSPERITY PREACHING & ROCK STARS
UNITY IN APOSTASY & WORLDLINESS
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PHILADELPHIA: "CHIEF APOSTLE" PARTNERS WITH JEWISH DEVELOPER TO REVIVE "THE MET" FOR 
$56 MILLION "CHURCH" & SECULAR CONCERT VENUE WITH 25 BARS
BY HEATHER CLARK
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania preacher who 
identifies himself as a “chief apostle,” and has traveled as a 
participant in crusades held by prosperity preacher Morris Cerullo, has 
teamed with the world’s largest secular entertainment group and others 
to allow the building that he uses for Sunday services to be renovated 
and utilized as a lavish concert and comedy venue. The location, known 
as the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, or “The Met,” features 25 
bars and appearances by some of the largest names in secular music, such
 as Bob Dylan, Sarah Brightman and Boys II Men.
According to reports, Mark Hatcher, who leads Holy Ghost Headquarters Revival Center, had purchased the building in the 1990’s to save it from being demolished as it sat vacant for some time. Hatcher says that he used to attend religious services that were held at The Met in the 1950’s.
He spent $5 million on renovating the former opera house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hatcher had hosted what he called “camp meetings” in the building in years past, which included appearances by Paula White, Rod Parsley, Steve Munsey and Paul Morton. Hatcher parked his Cadillac Escalade outside of the building, which is located in one of the poorer areas of the city.
Hatcher states on his website that his mission is to “restore the old landmark where God’s presence manifests to teach men of every creed of the Holy Spirit and that they are equipped to go out and compel fallen mankind to repentance, being established unto God and ever abounding in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
In recent years, Hatcher entered into a partnership with local developer Eric Blumenfeld of EB Realty Management to restore the property. Blumenfeld had also worked on the Divine Lorraine Hotel, which previously belonged to a cult leader who went by “Father Divine,” who claimed to be God and asserted that his second wife, known as “Mother Divine,” was the reincarnation of his deceased first wife.
The entertainment group Live Nation—which dubs itself as the “largest producer of live music concerts”—also came into the picture, entering into talks with Hatcher about using the building for concerts and other shows, while Hatcher would continue to host church services at the location.
The extravagant building project, with 3,500 seating capacity and 25 bars, cost $56 million for renovations. Bob Dylan was the first artist to perform at The Met, which officially opened this month, with John Legend and Weezer shows days later.
Other acts scheduled to perform as booked by Live Nation, which manages the facility, include Pentatonix, Sarah Brightman, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Ringo Starr, and Boys II Men.
The site Amplify reports that prior to the Dylan concert, an official ribbon cutting ceremony was held, with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Live Nation Regional President Geoff Gordon, and the aforementioned Blumenfeld and Hatcher taking part in the occasion.
Architect rendering of The Met
“This is the building that nobody thought would be saved. God put certain people in place to make it happen, and it did,” Clarke stated, according to The Morning Call.
Last Sunday, Hatcher held his grand re-opening church service featuring fellow prosperity preacher Morris Cerullo, who he refers to as his spiritual father. Cerullo’s website includes posts such as “How You Can Make Prosperity Easy,” “Confess the Promise Out” and “A Transfer of Wealth From God to You.” A gathering with megachurch leader Noel Jones was also held on Dec. 6.
“I am really excited about tonight. Tonight is the beginning of something brand new, spiritually, in our city, something that is going to shake our city,” Hatcher said during the Jones event, according to the Philadelphia Tribune.
“This is the first night getting back in the building and the devil’s real scared right now. He’s real nervous,” he stated. “I haven’t slept in weeks, and when I thought I was going to lay down last night and get a couple hours of rest, the Lord began to download some stuff. He said, ‘What I’m about to do is not another level, but another dimension.’ The city has been in a drought, but he said, ‘Tell my people what I’ve done here on Broad Street is what I’m about to do in your spirit.’”
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 teaches, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness, and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?”
“For ye are the temple of the living God, as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

 
 

STASI POLICE STATE: BRAIDS ON GERMAN GIRLS A SIGN OF RIGHT WING EXTREMISM~COUNTRYSIDE DWELLING, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FAMILIES ARE EXTREMISTS TOO!

 ANETTA KAHANE, EX STASI AGENT
STILL AT IT
 
 SEE OUR PREVIOUS POST:
POLICE STATE: BRAIDS ON GERMAN GIRLS 
A SIGN OF RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

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EAST GERMAN STASI STYLE 
INTERROGATION IN PUBLIC
 Germany Launches ‘How to Identify Nazi Parents’ Guide For Schools
BY CHRIS TOMLINSON
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 PFUNGSTADT, GERMANY - JULY 11: Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Karbot reads a fairy tale about ghosts to her children in a Kindergarten (Kita) on July 11, 2013 in Pfungstadt, Germany. According to numbers which were published by German Family minister Kristina Schroeder, the country reached a family-friendly milestone in boosting the …

A new booklet for daycare workers that claims to help identify “Nazi parents” suggests looking out for girls with braided hair and athletic boys.

The 60-page booklet, entitled Ene, Mene, Muh – And You’re Out! was designed by the far-left “anti-hate” Amadeu Antonio Foundation ,which is headed by former Stasi informant Annette Kahane and based in Berlin with the foreword being written by Social Democrat (SPD) Family Minister Franziska Giffey, Berliner Kurier reports.
Ms Kahane made headlines in 2015 after the German government recruited her and the foundation to scour social media for “xenophobic posts” during the height of the migrant crisis.
 
Vice-Chairman of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) parliamentary group Nadine Schön slammed the booklet saying the case studies and suggestions were “absurd.”
“If educators should become overseers and correctors of parental convictions, that [crosses a line],” Schön said.
Labelling the practice “parenting espionage” — or spying on parents — the CDU politician criticised the aspects of the booklet that identifies the way children dress or how much physical activity they participate in as being potential signs their parents might be Nazis. saying it does not fit with democracy.
 Stasi

Academic: Former Stasi Secret Police Informant Unfit to Lead Government Internet Censorship Task Force http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/16/stasi-agent-unfit-lead-net-censorship/ 

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation defended the booklet claiming that the case studies were based on real-life cases they had witnessed including a girl with braided hair whose parents turned out to be far-right extremists. They also admitted that since the release of the booklet their phones had been slammed with complaints.
The case studies echo research presented by Antifa groups in 2016, which claimed that “Volkisch families,” those who believe in countryside living and traditional German culture and values, posed a threat to Germany.
Antifascist Action group member Olaf Meyer warned of “young couples [who] buy farms and restore them together with their relatives and friends.”

Countryside-Dwelling, Environmentally-Friendly Families are Right Wing Extremists, Researchers Warn http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/10/06/countryside-dwelling-environmentally-friendly-families-right-wing-extremists-researchers-warn/ 
The Amadeu Antonio Foundation has been roundly criticised in the past, not just for Kahane’s former Stasi ties but also for their methods which have been likened to the old East German secret police.
In 2016, the organisation was protested by the anti-mass migration youth activist Identitarian Movement which put up Stasi-logo stickers on the foundation’s Berlin office along with another sticker saying, “enter the surveillance state.” Kahane and the foundation later threatened to take the Identitarians to court over the incident.
Communist political oppression academic and Stasi expert Dr Hubertus Knabe also came out against Kahane in 2016, saying that it was “incomprehensible” to allow her the ability to have control over what people say online given her past.
The booklet has also sparked a petition on Change.org to cut the funding the foundation receives from German taxpayers, with over 5,500 signatures at the time of publication. The petition singles out the booklet saying, “The Amadeu Antonio Foundation, under the guise of fighting Hate Speech, is calling on citizens to denounce, report or criminalise other citizens.”
Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson(at)breitbart.com
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 VIDEO: Ene-Mene Muh und RAUS bist du! Der Kahane Terror (gekürzte Fassung) Antonio Amadeu Stiftung
 

CANADA: TRUDEAU PAYING THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR QUEBEC-U.S. BORDER UP TO $25,000 FOR DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY MIGRANT INFLUX

 "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IS TYRANNY"
CANADA: TRUDEAU PAYING THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR QUEBEC-U.S. BORDER UP TO $25,000 FOR DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY MIGRANT INFLUX 
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:

Beyond the immediate medical, living and housing costs for economic migrants who are flowing into Canada illegally over the Quebec border, Canadian taxpayers are also doling out significant amounts of cash for an unexpected expense:
Quebecers living by the Canada-United States border where thousands of migrants have crossed irregularly into the country since 2017 will be eligible for payments of up to $25,000, the federal government….Life along the previously sleepy Roxham Road — the main entry point for migrants entering the country on foot — has been disturbed, and residents deserve to be compensated, Border Security Minister Bill Blair said.
Trudeau has a history of extravagance. He has tried to buy the media with a 600-million-dollar bailout package that has been described by many as “headline buying” or “media management.”  Now he’s trying to pacify residents or border areas whose lives have been disrupted by the migrant crossings that should have been stopped immediately after they began.
The Toronto Sun reported during the summer months, when migrants were pouring in by the hundreds each day:
Roxham Road, a narrow paved road lined by horse farms and marshes, has served as a path recently for Palestinians, Colombians, Ghanaians, Nigerians, Haitians, Zimbabweans and Pakistanis, among others.
Who is going to pay for the traumatized guests of the Radisson Toronto East hotel, where about 400 refugees from Africa occupied all but two floors of the hotel, turning the Radisson into a squalid migrant camp? We also hope that no one has forgotten Trudeau’s welcome of anyone and everyone, including Islamic State jihadis, into the country, with Canadians given no say in the matter. Trudeau thinks that Islamic State jihadis can be a “powerful voice” for deradicalization. He also thinks that questions about his mismanagement of Canada’s borders are “Islamophobic.”
Canadians can expect to dole out much more money, particularly in the upcoming election year, and given the unpopular UN Migration Pact. The simplest questions about the Pact, which is claimed to be non-binding, must be asked: why is such a Pact even needed? Has Canada now fully subscribed to the globalist vision of open borders? Who is footing the bill for the migrant influx and the integration and assimilation of the migrants? Canada is already at a four-decade low in its employment rate, and it’s likely only to get worse.

“Residents near U.S. border in Quebec to be paid up to $25,000 for asylum seeker disruption: Bill Blair,” by Mylene Crete, Canadian Press, December 12, 2018:
OTTAWA — Quebecers living by the Canada-United States border where thousands of migrants have crossed irregularly into the country since 2017 will be eligible for payments of up to $25,000, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Life along the previously sleepy Roxham Road — the main entry point for migrants entering the country on foot — has been disturbed, and residents deserve to be compensated, Border Security Minister Bill Blair said.
“I’ve been there. I’ve spoken to the residents. I’ve seen the level of activity of the RCMP, the (Canada Border Services Agency) and other officials that has impacted what is otherwise a quiet, rural road,” Blair told reporters.
Roughly 96 per cent of all migrants who have crossed illegally into Canada since 2017 have done so at Roxham Road.
The federal Immigration Department says 16,000 people crossed the Canada-U.S. border illegally into Quebec through the end of October this year, and about 19,000 did last year.
Bureaucrats divided the Roxham Road area into three zones based on proximity to the border. People living in the closest zone are eligible to receive up to $25,000, those in the next closest $10,000, and those in the third zone $2,500….

ERDOGAN THREATENS MILITARY ACTION AGAINST U.S. BACKED FORCES FIGHTING AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE

ERDOGAN THREATENS MILITARY ACTION AGAINST U.S. BACKED FORCES FIGHTING AGAINST 
THE ISLAMIC STATE 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 
Not a friend. Not an ally. Turkey should be removed from NATO, and our international alliances reconfigured in light of the realities of the global jihad.

“Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by ISIS,” by Bassem Mroue, Associated Press, December 14, 2018:
BEIRUT — U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after three months of ferocious battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists and Kurdish officials said….
The Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the SDF, denounced Turkey’s threat of a military operation against the YPG and called on Syrians of all ethnic and religious groups to unite ahead of a possible Turkish attack.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his criticism of U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish fighters, saying Friday that Turkey would clear the key northern town of Manbij. Over the summer, the two NATO allies had struck a “road map” to Manbij of the YPG, which Turkey considers a terror organization linked to an insurgency within its own borders.
The Turkish presidency released a statement Friday saying Erdogan spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and they agreed on the “need for more effective coordination” in Syria. Erdogan reiterated “Turkey’s legitimate security concerns” regarding the YPG.
Erdogan argued the U.S. has not kept its promises to push the YPG east of the Euphrates River.
“If you don’t take them out, we will also enter Manbij,” he said. American troops are stationed in Manbij, which was cleared of ISIS in 2016, and Washington and Ankara recently started joint patrols around the town….

AMAZON IN MINNESOTA: MUSLIM WORKERS DEMAND LONGER PRAYER TIMES, LESS WORK

 THE THREAT OF JIHAD IS ALWAYS PRESENT, 
ISN'T IT? ESPECIALLY AFTER PRAYING FIVE TIMES DURING THE WORK DAY
THE COST GETS PASSED ALONG TO CUSTOMERS
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AMAZON IN MINNESOTA: MUSLIM WORKERS DEMAND LONGER PRAYER TIMES, LESS WORK 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 
Amazon has banned Jihad Watch from Amazon Smile and Amazon Associates, but its aid to jihadis has not led to its being accorded any breaks by its Muslim workers.
“Amazon says it has offered accommodations such as providing prayer mats for workers, converting a conference room into prayer space during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and approving shift transfers for fasting workers.”
But it isn’t enough.
“The workers, many of whom are practicing Muslims, say the required productivity rate is too high, the company is unconcerned about worker injuries and that the conditions don’t allow practicing Muslims to pray as they otherwise would.”
The idea is to reinforce the principle, already established in other cases, that Muslims must always have special privileges and accommodations that others do not have. This is true now at Amazon unless non-Muslim workers get time off work equal to the prayer breaks that Muslims are given. Islamic law denies non-Muslims basic rights; only Muslims enjoy full rights in an Islamic society. To establish a similar situation in the U.S. is the ultimate goal here.

“Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions,” by Kerem Yucel and Nova Safo, AFP, December 15, 2018 (thanks to Mark):
A group of Amazon workers in Minnesota who are Somali refugees resettled in the Midwestern US state demanded better working conditions Friday during a protest outside one of the retailer’s warehouses.
Hundreds braved frigid temperatures to demonstrate outside of the Amazon warehouse in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee—home to a sizable Somali immigrant population from which Amazon has heavily recruited….
“We don’t have rights in the company,” worker Abdulkadir Ahmad, 30, told AFP.
The workers, many of whom are practicing Muslims, say the required productivity rate is too high, the company is unconcerned about worker injuries and that the conditions don’t allow practicing Muslims to pray as they otherwise would.
“We do not have enough time to pray. There is a lot of pressure. They say your rate is too low,” Ahmad said.
The workers timed their protest during the busy holiday shopping season, hoping to force the online retailer to make changes.
Amazon’s accommodations
They already have had some success. Amazon says it has offered accommodations such as providing prayer mats for workers, converting a conference room into prayer space during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and approving shift transfers for fasting workers.
“Additionally, we’ve continued to hire and develop East African employees. We’re a leader in this space and we feel really good about our record here,” Amazon spokeswoman Shevaun Brown told AFP via email….
But workers say Amazon’s efforts so far have fallen short.
“We are appreciative they’ve sat down and talked with us, but we are not seeing real action,” activist Abdi Muse said.
Muse is the executive director of the Awood Center, a union-backed non-profit that organized the protest and helps East African workers in the state….
“When workers leave Amazon, they still live with the back pain, chronic illness, and hurt and harm caused during their employment,” said Ahmed Anshur, the imam at the Al-Ihsan Islamic Center in the nearby state capital of Saint Paul.
Protesters said they want the multibillion-dollar company to give back to the struggling community that has been a major source of its workforce in the Minneapolis area by giving money to a community fund to help struggling immigrant families.
“It’s not a handout or a donation,” said Mohamed Omar, imam at another Minneapolis suburban mosque….
Of course not. Why, who would think such a thing?

NRB'S INTERNET FREEDOM WATCH: 60-MILLION-STRONG CHRISTIAN GROUP TARGETS BIG TECH OVER CENSORSHIP

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VIEWPOINT CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET
TIMELINE: 
Johnson Gives Social Media Platforms Ultimatum to Fix Censorship of Christian, Conservative Viewpoints
 “They need to fix this quickly,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson during a panel discussion on the reported silencing of “unpopular voices” at the Reboot 2018 conference in San Francisco on Friday. “And what I’m saying is: if they don’t do this – by December 31, mind you – we are going to ask Congress to take a look at 230,” he added, saying NRB would ask for “very careful, thoughtful” hearings.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was inserted in the 1996 Telecommunications Act in part to facilitate “Good Samaritan” blocking of offensive content without exposing web companies to lawsuits based on content that their efforts may have missed.
But Johnson suggested Friday that Big Tech companies no longer need “an extra layer of protection,” stating that Section 230 “came in when it was a new day.”
“It’s time to leave the ‘incubator,’” Johnson said. “Why do they need that now?”
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NRB President Highlights Internet Freedom Watch at First Amendment Lunch, 2018

60-MILLION-STRONG CHRISTIAN GROUP TARGETS BIG TECH OVER CENSORSHIP
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 
The National Religious Broadcasters group has sent out a final ultimatum to Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter warning that if they don’t stop censoring Christian and conservative viewpoints, the NRB will lead its organization of 60 million members into a campaign to remove their Section 230 legal protections.
NRB President Jerry Johnson disputed claims by those tech companies which suggest they’re not actively burying Christian and conservative viewpoints.
“We have documented over many years that they are consistently censoring political debate between conservatives and liberals, religious and philosophical debate between Christians and non-Chirstians, on issues like life, marriage, and Islamic terrorism,” Johnson told PJ Media on Monday.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects web sites from legal liability for third-party content, but only if the sites act as a platform and not as a publisher.
However, censorship of content is a role more associated with that of a publisher, which is why Big Tech is running a risk of losing their Section 230 protections.
You can read NRB’s letter below:

NRB RENEWS CALL FOR SILICON VALLEY EXECS TO PROTECT FREE SPEECH

Will Ask Congress to Review ‘Good Samaritan’ Protection If They Fail to Act
WASHINGTON (NRB) – National Religious Broadcasters has renewed its request to Silicon Valley executives to implement their own free speech charter governing their content moderation or the evangelical organization will ask Congress to review the “Good Samaritan” protection the social media giants enjoy.
In December 6 letters to the CEOs of FacebookGoogleTwitter, and Apple, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of NRB, warns that time is running out for the companies to act as evidence grows of censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints at the social media companies.
If the companies “do not take concrete action against censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints by the end of this calendar year, then NRB will be calling for new hearings” Johnson said. “Specifically, we will call for a review of the ‘Good Samaritan’ section of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.”
The provision not only protects internet companies from liability for what users post on their platforms, it also includes a section facilitating their “Good Samaritan” blocking of offensive content by defending them from lawsuits based on content their moderation efforts may have missed. Echoing a statement he first raised in September during remarks at a tech conference in San Francisco, Johnson suggested it may be time to remove or suspend this “extra layer of government-granted content moderation protection for ubiquitous platforms suspected of acting in bad faith.”
While calling for this “reluctantly” and noting such a review should be “very cautious,” Johnson said, “if major tech corporations continue to effectively ignore substantiated cries of viewpoint suppression – intentional or not, algorithmic or human – then I believe it’s time for a remedy.” Reconsideration of Section 230 is preferable to other “possibly heavy-handed government interventions,” he said.
The letters come one year after NRB launched Internet Freedom Watch, a new initiative to draw greater attention to viewpoint censorship on the internet, expanding NRB’s longtime focus on the subject. With the launch of the initiative, NRB sent letters to the same companies. To date, none of the companies has formally responded to the 2017 letters, although some have engaged NRB in various ways.
In the intervening year, the concerns about censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints has only grown, and so has NRB’s timelinedocumenting examples of such censorship – now with more than 40 documented cases.
“This timeline does not include every verifiable example of viewpoint suppression, and we believe it is actually only ‘the tip of the iceberg’ with many more instances of censorship going unreported by people who feel they have no recourse,” Johnson said.
While some continue to claim concerns about censorship are a “hoax” or “conservative fantasy,” Johnson commended President Donald Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and Members of Congress who have become “powerfully vocal” about the growing problem.
In launching Internet Freedom Watch, NRB called for Silicon Valley leaders to adopt a free speech charter that “utilizes the wisdom of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment,” noting that those freedoms have been “refined by centuries of jurisprudence” and would still permit these platforms to “combat obscenity, incitements to violence, and the like, without unduly burdening free expression with an array of confusing and haphazardly applied speech codes.”
Last December, NRB also called for congressional hearings about internet censorship. Since then, CEOs of Facebook and Twitter have appeared before congressional committees where members have pressed them on censorship concerns.
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SEE ALSO:
http://www.nrbconvention.org/ 
http://nrb.org/news-room/press_center/ifw/nrb-renews-call-silicon-valley-execs-protect-free-speech 
http://nrb.org/index.php?cID=9730 
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VIDEOS:
https://internetfreedomwatch.org/video/ 
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 Documenting Online Censorship
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 Illustrating the growing problem of viewpoint censorship on the 
internet, NRB has compiled a timeline with representative examples of 
suppression of Christian and conservative views on the internet. 
Although private corporations, such as those in this timeline, are not 
constrained by the First Amendment, most claim to affirm and even 
celebrate freedom of speech. NRB has called on these tech giants to 
afford their users nothing less than the free speech and free exercise 
of religion rights embodied in the First Amendment as interpreted by the
 U.S. Supreme Court. The following timeline is not exhaustive, but 
merely representative, and some instances of censorship may have been 
later corrected in some manner. To view, click the image below or scroll
 through the timeline below. For a PDF of a vertical version of the 
timelines, click here.
 IFW_Timeline
 
November 2018
Radio talk show host and former congressional candidate Jesse Kelly banned from Twitter without any explanation.
Instagram deletes an image by Founders Ministries, “Only Men Can Be Pastors,” claiming the post was “hate speech.”
October 2018
U.S. Senate candidate from Tennessee Marsha Blackburn’s ad, “Stop The Mob,” rejected by Google Ads as “shocking content.”
Facebook rejects pro-life ads by Susan B. Anthony List about babies born prematurely.
August 2018
PragerU announces that it is being “heavily censored” on Facebook after videos were blocked as “hate speech.” Facebook later apologized and restored the content.
Because it “related to politics or an issue of national importance,” Facebook denies an ad that Steven Solomon, a pastor and Army veteran, wished to use to promote his radio program that said, “Speak the truth, Love God, Defend America.”
Facebook suspends popular blogger Elizabeth Johnston (“The Activist Mommy”) for unspecified “hate speech.” Facebook later apologized and restored content it had removed.
July 2018
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) confirms that he filed an FEC complaint against Twitter due to an apparent shadow ban of his account. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark Meadows (N.C.), and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) were reportedly also so treated by Twitter.
June 2018
Facebook blocks Dr. Robert Gagnon, previously on the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, for criticizing a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation video that promoted homosexuality and nudity to young children.
May 2018
Amazon denies Alliance Defending Freedom access to its charitable AmazonSmile program based on a categorization of the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center.
April 2018
Just prior to Easter, Facebook rejects an ad from Franciscan University of Steubenville featuring the historic San Damiano Cross because it was deemed “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent.”
January 2018
Google’s YouTube flags and deletes the live stream of NRBTV for an unspecified Community Guidelines violation. YouTube also inflicts a three-month strike on NRBTV’s account.
November 2017
Twitter informs radio talk show host Erick Erickson that his tweet related to the debate about transgenderism “has been flagged for possible violations” of its “hateful conduct policy and/or German laws.”
October 2017
Twitter blocks a political ad Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) attempted to promote because it deemed her reference to Planned Parenthood’s documented “sale of baby body parts” to be “inflammatory.”
August 2017
Google’s YouTube demonetizes hundreds of videos produced by Dr. Michael Brown, host of Line of Fire radio show, and targets “controversial religious” content.
July 2017
Twitter blocks tweets and retweets of AT&T’s public policy blog expressing an opinion contrary to its own during a “Day of Action” supporting “common carrier” Title II federal regulation over internet service providers.
Facebook temporarily blocks more than 20 pages of Catholic organizations and individuals followed by millions worldwide.
May 2017
Twitter makes Live Action, a pro-life organization, ineligible to advertise on its platform until removal of “offensive” content.
March 2017
Citing disagreement with views expressed in four videos by Pure Passion TV on sexuality, Vimeo removes all 850 videos of the ministry and closes its account.
January 2017
Amazon denies D. James Kennedy Ministries access to its charitable AmazonSmile program based on a categorization of the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center.
October 2016
Prager University announces that Google’s YouTube is censoring many of its educational videos by placing them in “restricted mode,” which flags and prevents them from being accessed freely.
July 2016
Google’s YouTube temporarily blocks a Center for Security Policy video critical of the Muslim Brotherhood, jihad, and Sharia law.
May 2016
Gizmodo, a technology blog, reports evidence of Facebook workers censoring conservative content off of and injecting preferred articles into its influential trending news feed.
November 2015
Facebook blocks postings by Vanderbilt University professor, Dr. Carol Swain, for over 26 hours after liberal student activists organized complaints about her religious and moral viewpoints.
Google’s YouTube terminates account of Olive Tree Ministries after the ministry posted an interview about persecution of Christians in the Middle East. YouTube reinstated the account 3 days later after media inquiries.
August 2015
Facebook temporarily blocks user postings about a report on illegal immigration by the Center for Immigration Studies.
April 2015
Responding to pressure from complaints, GoFundMe deletes fundraising campaigns for Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Arlene’s Flowers — companies that had declined to provide services for same-sex weddings — and then changed its terms of service to support its decision.
October 2014
Twitter blocks users from linking to a petition supporting the Houston pastors whose sermons were subpoenaed by the city because the pastors supported a referendum against a gender-neutral restrooms ordinance.
April 2014
Citing a violation of its Community Standards, Facebook removes satirical post about immigration and Nevada rancher standoff by FOX’s Todd Starnes.
March 2014
Facebook temporarily bans evangelist Ray Comfort after he posts a photo of Westboro Baptist Church signs in an article in which Comfort encourages Christians to distance themselves from Westboro.
December 2013
Twitter blocks users from posting a link to a petition drive supporting Phil Robertson who had been suspended from the Duck Dynasty show by A&E after voicing his biblically-based views on homosexuality.
August 2013
Citing a violation of Community Standards regarding religion, Facebook temporarily blocks administrators of the Military with PTSD page.
Summer 2013
Citing a violation of its Community Standards, Facebook puts a 12-hour suspension on the page of a UNC-Wilmington professor making arguments against same-sex marriage.
July 2013
Citing a violation of its Community Standards because of a post which favorably mentioned the NRA, Chick-fil-A, Paula Deen, Cracker Barrel, the Gaithers, and the Gideon Bible, Facebook removes the post and temporarily blocks access to the account of Todd Starnes, host of FOX News & Commentary.
June 2013
Citing its policy against “excessively objectionable or crude content,” Apple removes from its App Store a Setting Captives Free app that promotes freedom from homosexuality.
March 2013
Citing “security concerns,” Facebook temporarily closes the page of an Israeli journalist after he posted criticism of the Palestinian Authority, restores the page 24 hours later, but deletes the article in question.
January 2013
Citing a violation of its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook removes a post by Chicks on the Right that was critical of the White House press secretary.
Facebook threatens content control by issuing warnings or temporarily suspending bloggers’ accounts for alleged “spam” when bloggers simply shared content on multiple like-minded pages.
October 2012
Facebook removes a post critical of President Obama’s handling of the Benghazi attack and puts a 24-hour block on the account of Special Operations Speaks PAC.
July 2012
Facebook temporarily removes Gov. Mike Huckabee’s post in support of Chick-fil-A.
May 2012
Google’s YouTube pulls video of a youth minister who warned of the same-sex marriage movement in America.
November 2010
Apple removes Chuck Colson’s Manhattan Declaration from its iTunes App Store.
 
 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT TO USURP CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ON GUNS COMING?

BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT TO USURP CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ON GUNS COMING? 
BY STEVE BYAS
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 
Americans who value the right to keep and bear arms are largely complacent about that right, content that the Second Amendment rather clearly protects a citizen’s right. After all, they smugly tell themselves, did not the Supreme Court specifically, a few years ago in the Heller decision, confirm that the Second Amendment protects the right as an individual right?
That is all true, yet the words of Congressman John Randolph, a cousin of Thomas Jefferson, are quite applicable to today, when he said the Constitution of the United States is “just parchment” — just words — unless we are prepared to make sure government officials follow that document.
Resting right now in the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations is a very dangerous bill, — H.R. 5717, the Jake Laird Act of 2018 — that threatens every American’s right to keep and bear arms, despite the clear wording of the Second Amendment. It is a bipartisan bill. It even has a Republican sponsor, Susan Brooks of Indiana, lest one think that the threat to the Second Amendment rests only with Democrats. In fact, the bill has 15 co-sponsors, and only six are Democrats. Nine co-sponsors are Republicans.
The Brooks bill proposes to authorize the attorney general of the United States “to make grants to States that have in place laws that authorize the seizure of firearms from dangerous individuals, and for other purposes.”
This is a method that has been used frequently to get states to bend the knee to the federal government, basically bribing them with “federal” money. Several decades ago, when the federal government decreed the states should lower their speed limits to 55 miles an hour or face the loss of federal highway funds, all 50 states meekly complied. Brooks’ bill provides for $50 million to implement the bill.
So, don’t smugly think that your state would not comply. And don’t look to the White House for a presidential veto, were this bill to pass Congress. President Donald Trump has already indicated that he would be open to a law that takes guns away from “dangerous” Americans, and worry about “due process” later.
But exactly who is a “dangerous” individual? Is it someone who has been convicted of a crime, or even arrested and charged with a crime? Not under Brooks’ bill.
Under the Brooks bill, a “dangerous” person is defined as an individual who presents an imminent risk of injuring himself or herself, or another individual; or one who may present a risk of injuring himself or herself, or another individual, and has a mental illness that may be controlled by medication, but has demonstrated a pattern of not voluntarily and consistently taking such medication, except under supervision; or is the subject of documented evidence that would give rise to a reasonable belief that the individual has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct; or poses a significant danger of personal injury to himself or herself, or another individual, by possessing a firearm.
All of this is very subjective. Who could make the decision that this wording applies to a particular individual? A court of competent jurisdiction may issue a warrant authorizing a law-enforcement officer to seize a firearm from a person that the court determines there is probable cause to believe is dangerous and in possession of a firearm.
The affidavit to obtain such a warrant must be submitted with facts supporting the law-enforcement officer’s probable cause to believe that the individual is dangerous and in possession of a firearm, including a description of the law-enforcement officer’s interaction with the individual, or with another individual who provided information relating to the individual against whom the warrant is sought, and whom the law-enforcement officer determines is credible and reliable.
In blunt language, a judge may issue a warrant to take away the firearm of a law-abiding citizen even though that person has committed no crime. If a law-enforcement officer believes that individual is dangerous — maybe when merely relying on the word of an enemy of the individual — it’s enough While there is a subsequent hearing before a court, in which the burden of proof is supposedly upon the government, a person can be deprived of his property without having committed any crime.
Not only that, the name of a person so judged to be “dangerous” will then be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Despite not having been convicted, or even charged with any crime at all, he is now considered a criminal!
In addition to the person losing his firearm, or firearms, he also is stripped of any license to carry a firearm, if he has one, and the judge can order the person not obtain a firearm in the future.
While this bill obviously does violence to the Second Amendment, it also violates the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment protects the right of the people “to be secure in their person, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” The Fifth Amendment stipulates that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” With the Brooks bill, government can take your property, despite your not having ever been charged, much less convicted of a crime.
This is yet another reason not to hold a convention, under Article V of the Constitution, to consider amendments to our Constitution. The very fact that such a bill could even be contemplated should cause us to ask this sobering question: Do we want such a convention made up of delegates elected by the same electorate that elected Congressman Brooks and her co-sponsors? Would it not be better to just stick to the Constitution crafted in 1787 by James Madison and his fellow delegates?

MILLION PLUS NEW JERSEY GUN OWNERS DEFY STATE LAW, REFUSE TO TURN IN BANNED GUN MAGAZINES OVER 10 ROUNDS

 GESTAPO POLICE STATE
MILLION PLUS NEW JERSEY GUN OWNERS DEFY STATE LAW, REFUSE TO TURN IN BANNED GUN MAGAZINES OVER 10 ROUNDS 
BY JOHN CRUMP
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
 Opinion
 Over one million New Jersey Gun owners defy Governor 
Murphy's gun magazine ban & turn in demands of what some estimate is
 easily more than ten million now illegal standard capacity gun mags.
 
New Jersey-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey's standard capacity magazine ban is now in effect making New Jersey's one million gun owners criminals in the eyes of the state. But in an act of mass definace, New Jersey residents refuse to comply.
Any magazine holding more than ten rounds is now illegal in the Garden State. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30 rounds. Glock 19s, which is the most popular pistol in the United States, holds 15 rounds. Anyone who is possession of larger magazine is committing a fourth-degree felony.

Anyone caught with one of the now banned magazines in their possession faces up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both for each magazine found.

The bill was signed into law last June by Gov. Phil Murphy (D). Residents had until December 11th, 2018, to turn over magazines to police or sell or store them out of state.
Pro-gun groups sued New Jersey to try to prevent the law from going into effect. Their attempt on blocking the law failed in a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel ruled that a law limiting the number of rounds a magazine holds did not violate the US Constitution and did not put an undue burden on New Jersey gun owners.
“New Jersey’s law reasonably fits the State’s interest in public safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s right to self-defense in the home,” the court wrote in their decision. “The law also does not violate the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause because it does not require gun owners to surrender their magazines but instead allows them to retain modified magazines or register firearms that have magazines that cannot be modified.”
AG Gurbir Grewal applauded the ruling on Twitter stating: “This just in: for months, individuals have been challenging NJ’s limits on large capacity magazines—a sensible law to address mass shootings. Today, the court of appeals upheld the law. Big win for public safety and law enforcement safety!”
Residents of New Jersey on various message boards have called the magazine ban unenforceable. Some were going as far as laughing at Gov. Murphy and his attempt at regulating magazine size.
New Jersey is not saying how they plan to enforce the ban on standard capacity magazines. Gov. Murphy's office referred AmmoLand to the New Jersey Attorney General's office. The AG's office refused to comment.
Sharon Lauchaire, Director of Communications for the Office the Attorney General told AmmoLand: “We do not discuss law enforcement strategies.”
AmmoLand's sources within the New Jersey State Police that spoke on a condition of anonymity stated that they had not received any guidance on how to enforce the ban from the AG’s office. They said that there is currently no plan to investigate gun owners suspected of having the now banned magazines.
According to the source, the plan that has been discussed among officers is only to file charges against people who are guilty of other crimes. This plan might change once superiors give guidance on how to enforce the ban.
AmmoLand reached out to several local police departments in New Jersey to see how they plan on enforcing the ban and what the turn in numbers have been? Much like the New Jersey State Police, none of these departments have a concrete plan on how to proactively enforce the ban and none had a single report of magazines turned over.

From all Reports, NO Mags Turned In,  Governor Murphy & His Law are Joke

AmmoLand also asked the Governor's office what Gov. Murphy thinks of users on the internet saying that the ban is unenforceable and laughing at the Governor's attempt at regulating magazine sizes.
Gov. Murphy and his office refused to comment on these gun owner's opinions.
AmmoLand also asked Gov. Murphy's office about the number of magazines turned in by New Jersey residents. Once again AmmoLand was referred to the New Jersey Attorney General's office.
In this case, Lauchaire would not offer a comment and referred AmmoLand to the New Jersey State Police. Lauchaire stated she was aware of AmmoLand's previous inquire to the State Police on the number of magazines turned in meaning that State Police contacted the AG’s office about our request for information.
The New Jersey State Police have not officially responded to our request on the number of magazines that were turned over by citizens.
Two sources from within the State Police, who spoke to AmmoLand on condition of anonymity, told AmmoLand News that they both do not know of any magazines turned over to their agency and doubted that any were turned in. They also stated that the State Police also engaged the AG's office for guidance on how to respond to inquiries such as ours. They were unaware if the Attorney General has returned to their request for guidance.
All the local police departments that AmmoLand contacted stated that they have not had any magazines turned into them.
AmmoLand has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with The New Jersey State Police to get an official count of the number of magazines turned in by New Jersey citizens. We will update the story if our FOIA request is fulfilled.
About John CrumpJohn Crump
John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

  • THE BOY SCOUTS ARE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY~HERE'S WHAT LED TO THEIR DEMISE

    THE BOY SCOUTS ARE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY~HERE'S WHAT LED TO THEIR DEMISE 
    ALLOWING GAYS, SEX ABUSE CAUSED 
    MEMBERS TO FLEE;
    FEMINISTS HAVE DESTROYED 
    A MALE ONLY ORGANIZATION 
     Facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits and massive decline in membership, the Boy Scouts is considering filing for Chapter 11 protection, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The BSA has reportedly hired the Sidley Austin LLP law firm and released a statement on Wednesday saying that it was “working with experts to explore all options available to ensure that the local and national programming of the Boy Scouts of America continues uninterrupted.”

    BRANCO CARTOON: "OBAMA BUILT THAT"~OBAMA GAVE IRAN $150 BILLION, BUT DEMOCRATS WON'T GIVE TRUMP $5 BILLION FOR THE BORDER WALL

    OBAMA GAVE IRAN $150 BILLION, BUT DEMOCRATS WON'T GIVE TRUMP $5 BILLION 
    FOR THE BORDER WALL
     Iran Obama Built That

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    MARXIST TERRORIST SUSPECTED OF WOUNDING SIX U.S. SOLDIERS LEADS MIGRANT MARCH, DEMANDS ENTRY INTO U.S. OR $50,000 PER PERSON

     
    MARXIST TERRORIST SUSPECTED OF WOUNDING SIX U.S. SOLDIERS LEADS MIGRANT MARCH
    BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
    republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
     
    Quick question, isn't this what we have drones for? We've taken out Al Qaeda terrorists for less.
    A suspect in a 1987 bombing that wounded six American soldiers in Honduras is leading a group of migrants demanding entry into the United States.
    Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa organized a march of approximately 100 migrants to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Ulloa delivered a letter to the consulate on behalf of the migrants, asking for either entry into the U.S. or a payment of $50,000 per person.
    And so we have a suspect in a bomb attack that wounded 6 American soldiers delivering a letter to our consulate.
    Ulloa has lived in Mexico since 1987 after fleeing Honduras in the wake of a bombing that wounded six soldiers. Ulloa was suspected of planting a bomb in a Chinese restaurant, but received asylum from Mexico, whose government described the suspected terrorist as a “freedom fighter.”
    Ulloa posted a lengthy diatribe about the 1987 bombing to Facebook in June 2017.
    In the post, Ulloa again denied any role in the bombing, though he admitted to being a member of Popular Revolutionary Forces-Lorenzo Zelaya — a now-defunct left-wing group whose members claimed responsibility in 1982 for hijacking a plane and taking hostages, including eight Americans.
    The Marxist-Leninist terror group was a spinoff of the Honduras Communist party and had been trained by the Cubans.
    Since American soldiers obviously don't matter to the Left, a New York Times story of the period also mentions that it injured Honduran civilians.
    "A bomb exploded at a restaurant in a town north of Tegucigalpa Saturday evening, seriously injuring six American soldiers and six Honduran civilians, officials said today.
    The bomb, made from about 12 sticks of dynamite, exploded about 7:30 P.M. Saturday in the town of Comayagua at a restaurant popular among the 1,200 United States soldiers stationed at Palmerola Air Base, about 12 miles to the south."
    The Left would call those Honduran civilians, collateral damage.

    EIGHT YEAR OLD NOT PERMITTED TO TELL CLASSMATES ABOUT BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF DANIEL IN SHOW & TELL

    EIGHT YEAR OLD NOT PERMITTED TO TELL CLASSMATES ABOUT BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF DANIEL IN SHOW & TELL
    BY HEATHER CLARK
    republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
     
    ARLINGTON, Va. — A father in Virginia says that his son was stopped from speaking last week as he took his Bible to school for show-and-tell to share with his classmates about what he had been reading in the book of Daniel.
    In the article, “Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia’s Public Schools. The Bible? Not Allowed,” published by PJ Media on Tuesday, commentator John Ellis outlined that his eight-year-old took his Bible to school last week for the show-and-tell segment, unbenounced to him. He learned of the situation later.
    “The teacher stopped me from speaking, and went on to the next person. I didn’t get to tell them about Daniel,” his son advised. Ellis said that his son was both disappointed and confused as to why he wasn’t allowed to proceed.
    “You see, my son had been reading the book of Daniel and wanted to tell his friends about it. It was important to him,” he explained. “What he didn’t realize is that the Bible, no matter how important to his identity, is verboten in the brave new world of progressive tolerance.”
    Ellis said that his son learned the hard way that “[t]he Bible and those who take God’s Word seriously are not allowed a platform in leftist America.” He contrasted the situation with the recent firing of West Point High School teacher Peter Vlaming, who was terminated last week by a unanimous vote of the school board after he refused repeated requests that he refer to a female student who identifies as a boy with masculine pronouns.
    Vlaming had said that the request violated his Christian convictions, and felt like “a specific worldview is being imposed upon me.”
    “If my son had been allowed to proceed, no other kid in that classroom would have been under any obligation to listen to or care about what was being said about the Bible. They most definitely wouldn’t have been under any compulsion to agree with the Bible or convert,” Ellis wrote.
    “On the other hand, if a girl believes that she is a boy, it’s not enough to allow her to believe what she wants; others are required to accept and promote her belief, even if it violates their own faith identity,” he lamented.
    Ellis said that he believes the way his son was treated, versus the way that the “transgender” student was treated, is “a harbinger of things to come.”
    “Make no mistake: the left has zero interest in allowing people to express themselves. Protecting important aspects of a person’s identity is not universal. That protection only extends to the ideology that the left wants to promote. Anyone who gets in their way will be silenced, like my son, or have their livelihood ripped away, like Peter Vlaming,” he wrote.
    Read the article in full here.
    As previously reported, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and vice-president of the Bible Society of Philadelphia, once said, “The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.”
    He also wrote in a letter to John Adams in 1807, “By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects. Our Saviour in speaking of it calls it ‘Truth,’ in the abstract. It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published. It contains a faithful representation of all its follies, vices & crimes. All systems of religion, morals, and government not founded upon it, must perish, and how consoling the thought!—It will not only survive the wreck of those systems, but the world itself. ‘The gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.’”
    (Read here from the National Archives.)

    ANTI-CHRIST POPE FRANCIS ON FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: MARY "UNTIES ONE KNOT AFTER ANOTHER" OF MEN'S "MANY WRONGS"

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    ANTI-CHRIST POPE FRANCIS ON FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: MARY "UNTIES ONE KNOT AFTER ANOTHER" OF MEN'S "MANY WRONGS"
    BY HEATHER CLARK
    republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:

    ROME — The leader of Roman Catholicism, Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” delivered a homily on Wednesday in recognition of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a day surrounding the claim that Mary appeared to an Aztec Indian in the 1500’s and left her image imprinted on his cloak. The observance is said by Christians to be unbiblical and that such practices should be examined in the light of the Scriptures.
    “She walked to Tepeyac to accompany Juan Diego and she continues walking the continent when, by means of an image or holy card, of a candle or a medal, of a rosary or a Hail Mary, she enters a house, a prison cell, a hospital room, an old age home, a school, a rehabilitation clinic, to say: ‘Am I not here, who am your mother?'” Bergoglio stated during evening mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
    “She more than anyone knows how to draw near. She is a woman who walks with the delicateness and tenderness of a mother; she feels at home in family life; she unties one knot after another of the many wrongs we manage to generate; and she teaches us to remain on our feet in the midst of the storm,” he said, according to a translation from the Catholic News Service.
    As previously reported, Roman Catholic legend teaches that in 1531, Mary appeared to a peasant farmer named Juan Diego on Mexico’s Tepeyac Hill and requested that he petition the bishop for a church to be built that “your people may experience my compassion.”
    “All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my mother’s heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace,” she is reported as stating.
    As the bishop did not believe Diego’s story and asked for a sign, he returned to the spot where he saw Mary and was told to pick the flowers on top of the hill. The tale states that Diego found Castilian roses in bloom when he reached the destination, even though it was December. He gathered the flowers in his tilma, or cloak, and took them to the bishop.
    Roman Catholic legend then states that when Diego opened his cloak to present the roses to the bishop, an image of Mary was imprinted upon it. Mary also purportedly appeared to Diego’s uncle, Juan Bernardino, who was sick, and his illness left him.
    “Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe,” she instructed.
    The cloak stated to belong to Diego is on display at The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, a location where Roman Catholics make pilgrimages every year. In 1945, Pope Pius XII declared the Lady of Guadalupe the “Patroness of all the Americas,” and a feast day was set on the liturgical calendar for Dec. 12.
    “The night before, millions of Catholics across … Mexico, Latin America, the United States, and the globe, will pray to her and for her; they’ll sing to her; they’ll walk on their knees toward her at her Mexico City shrine; they will petition her for her intercession; they will thank her for the blessings that they attribute to her; or they simply will stand or sit in her presence basking in the warmth of their faith during the midnight vigils at churches and homes,” reports Ernesto Portillo, Jr. of the Arizona Daily Star.
    On Wednesday, Bergoglio posted a tweet urging Catholics, “Let us beg the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, to continue accompanying and protecting the peoples of the American continent. #VirgendeGuadalupe”
    He also delivered a homily that evening, in which he stated that many life lessons about attitude and conduct can be learned from “Mary’s school.”
    “In Mary, the Lord silenced the temptation to give protagonism the strength of intimidation and power, to those who scream the loudest or who assert themselves on the basis of lies or manipulation,” Bergoglio said. “With Mary, the Lord watches over believers so that their hearts do not harden and that they might constantly know the renewed and renewing power of solidarity, capable of hearing God’s pulse in the hearts of the men and women of our peoples.”
    IS IT BIBLICAL?
    Gendron
    “Many Catholic feast days and traditions stand opposed to the supreme authority of God’s Word and this one is no different,” Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network.
    “God’s Word warns us not to believe every spirit, but to test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 John 4:1). Testing the spirits is of utmost importance because apparitions either have a divine origin or a demonic origin. Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14),” he said.
    Gendron stated that the story behind the feast day rather directs attention away from Christ to Mary, and such is the aim of the enemy of souls.
    “One of his goals is to lead people away from a pure devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 11:2). He does this very effectively with ‘another Mary,’ who appears to deceive the world and steal the glory that only God deserves,” he outlined. “Since the Mary of the Bible exalted God her Savior, she would not direct Juan Diego to build a shrine for her. We also know that the end times lyings signs and wonders will be used by Satan to deceive the world (Matt. 24:24).”
    When asked about the devotion that is given to Mary during the feast day, such as described in the Arizona Daily Star, Gendron said that it is unbiblical for men to seek intercession from Mary as there is only One who serves as mediator between God and men.
    “When millions of Catholics across the globe pray to Mary, we see how effective Satan’s strategy has become. Throughout the Bible we do not see any God fearing man or woman praying to anyone other than God. We also know that May cannot intercede for anyone because they is only one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5),” he explained.
    “I am grieved when I see so many Catholics zealous for their religious traditions and feast days,” Gendron continued. “As a former Catholic, I was never exhorted to test every spirit and to test every man’s teaching with the supreme authority of God’s Word. This is why so many Catholics are easily deceived. The nature of deception is that people do not know they are deceived unless they have an infallible source for truth. God has given us His inspired, authoritative Word to be just that.”
    Gendron, who identified as a Roman Catholic for over 30 years, now leads a ministry to help point Roman Catholics to the Word of God and to teach others how to do so.
    “It is my prayer that every born again Christian will realize the huge mission field the Roman Catholic Church represents,” he said. “Let us sow the imperishable seed of God’s Word in the hearts of every Catholic we know.”