Wednesday, March 7, 2018

 Shannon Kennedy, left, and Julie Ann Samanas
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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The Christian owners of a bridal shop in Pennsylvania who have been receiving threats since declining to assist a lesbian with her wedding last July have decided to close their business due to fears of an impending ordinance that would require them to violate their faith, as well as the inability to market themselves in light of false negative reviews.
“The members of our town council have made it known they will pass an ordinance soon. We have chosen to close rather than be forced to go against our faith,” W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, co-owned by Victoria Miller and her three daughters, explained on social media on Sunday.
The boutique has discounted all wedding gowns to half price as the women plan to close their doors permanently on March 30.
As previously reported, the bridal shop first came under criticism in 2014 after Miller and her daughters declined to schedule a gown fitting for a lesbian and her partner.

“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do,” Miller told reporters at the time. “And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.”
Last July, W.W. Bridal Boutique again became the focus of the ire after the women declined to assist another lesbian woman with her wedding as they believed it would be a form of personal participation in an event that violates God’s law. As the matter made national headlines, Miller explained that it is not the person, but the event that poses a conflict. She noted that she and her daughters have sold formal wear to homosexuals without issue.
“We have provided formal wear for our customers from all walks of life, including the LGBTQ community. We have always served everyone with respect and dignity,” she told the Huffington Post. “It is just this event, a same-sex marriage, which we cannot participate in due to our personal convictions.”

“We simply ask that we be given the same ability to live our lives according to our convictions,” she said.
However, a number of homosexual advocates contacted the boutique to threaten harm, including those who professed to be Christians.
“You stupid [expletive] bigots. We are coming for you and your family,” one angry man warned in a voicemail. “We are going to tear your shop apart and make you feel as bad as you have made people feel. You [expletive] bigot scum. You are going down and so is [sic] all your employees and their families. You’re done!”
The boutique closed for a time and only accepted appointments by appointment, but the threats—including death threats and other intimidation—continued coming. Miller and her daughters posted some of the email and voicemail to social media this week to provide examples of the comments they have been receiving.
“Rot in Hell you disgusting excuse for human beings,” one message stated. “I hope you go out of business because you deserve nothing less and a whole lot more for your shameless discrimination.”
The women also took time to explain their Christian convictions in light of questions that they have received about the matter.
“Many have asked why we have taken the stand that we have. Matthew 19:4 ‘And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.’ This is the reason we only participate in biblical marriage,” Miller and her daughters wrote.
“We have the right given to us by God and the Constitution to live our lives according to our faith. We will not be forced by government, local ordinances or bullies to participate in something that goes against our faith,” they stated.
Now, as the women believe that a nondiscrimination ordinance will soon be passed by the Bloomsburg City Council that would prohibit them from declining to take part in same-sex ceremonies, Miller and her daughters have decided to close the shop.
“I guess what would happen is that a customer would come in and once we deny them, they would sue us,” co-owner Lisa Boucher told the Christian Post. “You know how that goes with other [businesses].”
She also noted that members of the public have submitted false reviews online, claiming that they have been to the business and were mistreated, when the women have no record of any such person being at their boutique.
“It’s kind of hard to promote a business when you are being attacked,” Boucher said.
“We are closing and this is our livelihood,” she lamented. “At this point, we don’t have any plans of what to do in the future. We are kind of just resting on God’s Word and hoping that He is going to pull us through it and open some sort of doors. I am sure He has blessings and will take us to wherever He wants us to serve, whether it be in our church or volunteer locally.”
A crowdfunding page has been launched to help those who will be losing their income due to the closure.


 Lady Handgun Pistol Self Defense
BY NAAGA President Philip Smith
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USA – -( Three years ago on February 28, 2015 in honor of Black History Month, The National African American Gun Association was started. Since then we have gone from 1 person to over 20,000+ Members Nationwide and 54 Chapters. Let's have 150 Chapters by 2019 !!
Regional Directors Appointed
The National African American Gun Association Executive Team has selected 4 Regional Directors to manage the continued growth of the organization's membership Nationwide.
The Regional Directors will oversee Chapters and organizational expansion in those areas.
  • Pierre Salomon – Northeast Region
  • Chad King – Midwest Region
  • Kimberly Battle – South Region
  • Alton Clark – West Region
Congratulations to our new Regional Directors!
New Chapters & Chapter Leaders

Edward V. Clarke, Jr –
Deep South Magnolia Gun Club – Jackson, Mississppi
Harrice B Moore –
9th Cavalry Gun Club “Buffalo Soldiers” – McDonough, Georgia
Thomas Wilson Jr
Morgantown/Monongalia County Gun Club – Morgantown, West Virginia
Daniel Boykin
Ogun Gun Club – Aurora – Denver, Co

It is Time to Protect Our Schools with Good Guys that have Guns!

The last few weeks I have received numerous calls from members around the country…..we have been hit again with another school shooting and this time it seems to be causing real discussion and possible changes in laws. The conversations have been emotional because people are scared for our kids.
Nobody wants kids to get shot in America or any other place for that matter. Kids are innocent and shouldn't have to be potential targets for any crazed lunatic who is out to cause harm.
You ask ten people on what American schools should do to protect themselves and you get ten different answers depending on who you ask.
I personally believe that the best way to protect our kids is to place Security Professionals and/or under cover police with concealed Firearms in the schools. These steps along with “hardening” the school as a target by locking all doors to the outside, security cameras, restricting entry to one or two locations will greatly increase the security of the school. That will work. Some may not like the new look of the Modern School in 2018 but folks this is the reality.
I have 2 children who are in school and I don't have any problem with my kids being protected by trained Security Professionals at the school. To me it makes common sense so why not do it. Criminals, Racists, and Mentally ill people aren't going to change if they want to hurt you. They are going to continue.

You can't talk your way to a safer school. We must take action by doing something tangible that will work….. Our kids deserve it so let's give them at least that.

Evil people will always get guns so we must always be prepared to stop them by depending on ourselves. We have a choice at this moment in time and our kids are depending on us. If every gun was taken from every Law Abiding Citizen all you would do is make it that much easier for Criminals to kill people because Criminals will always have Guns regardless of what you do.
It is time for America's schools to look at the reality in 2018. Academic Institutions can no longer have open door policies so that anyone off the street can come on any campus and starting killing
Until that stops the same will unfortunately continue ….
The definition of Insanity is to repeat the same thing and to expect a different result”.
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National African American Gun Association
About National African American Gun Association (NAAGA):
The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to have every African American introduced to firearm use for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities. We are a civil rights organization focused on self preservation of our community through armed protection and community building. The National African American Gun Association provides a network for all African American firearm owners, gun clubs and outdoor enthusiasts. We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives. We especially welcome African American members of law enforcement and active/retired military.
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Presenting a “security first” proposal to the United Nations (UN), Hungary has announced it is “ready to fight” the globalist body over plans to promote mass migration.
Hungary’s leader Viktor Orban has also stood against George Soros, calling for a European “patriotic alliance” to fight Soros and save Europe from Islamization.
Years ago, Orban rightly stated that Europe was in a “grip of madness” and warned that its “Christian identity” was threatened. Orban has not budged in his stand against mass Muslim migration. Now he is standing against the UN’s “no borders plan,” which is sure to be a tough fight, given the UN’s alliance with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — which aims to Islamize the globe.

“Hungary Challenges United Nations Plan to Facilitate Global Mass Migration,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, March 5, 2018:
Presenting a “security first” proposal to the United Nations (UN), Hungary has announced it is “ready to fight” the globalist body over plans to promote mass migration.
The country’s conservative government submitted the 12-point proposal in response to the “dangerous” so-called Global Compact for Migration, which was described by President Donald J. Trump as a “no borders plan” when he withdrew the U.S. from talks in December.
Announcing the proposal in Budapest, Foreign Secretary Peter Szijjártó warned: “If these 12 points, in which the Government summarises its position, are not included in the package, Hungary will not be in a position to support the adoption of the Compact.
“The goal of the proposal is to ensure that the security of the Hungarian people can continue to be guaranteed in future,” he said, declaring that “the Government and the governing parties are ready to fight this battle”.
Entitled “Security First”, Hungary’s document begins by challenging the key claim on which the UN package was built — that mass migration is both beneficial and unstoppable — noting events in recent years have shown the process has “caused serious security challenges in many regions of the world”…..


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Satanists are fighting to repeal a Missouri law that informs women an abortion kills a “separate, unique, living human being.”
The Satanic Temple in Jefferson City announced its third lawsuit against Missouri abortion regulations on Tuesday, asserting the informed consent law stating abortion kills human beings is “factually inaccurate and designed to dissuade women from getting an abortion.”
“With a bald theocratic imposition of abortion restrictions into Missouri state law, and a continued expansion of religious privilege and exemption, Missouri lawmakers are going to be forced to accept that there are religious perspectives, just as deeply-held, that may directly contradict their own religious beliefs and directives,” spokesperson Lucien Greaves said in a statement.
Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Deputy Chief of Staff Loree Anne Paradise said the office will “vigorously defend” what she called sensible regulations, according to AP.
The Satanic Temple is mistaken in claiming its First Amendment rights are being violated, because the law is based on scientific facts, not religious beliefs.
“The informed consent law is based on scientific facts, not Christian or Jewish or Buddhist or any other religion’s beliefs. Scientifically, it is well established that a unique new human life comes into being at the moment of conception,” reported LifeNews.
“Likewise, the information women receive as part of informed consent — facts about their unborn baby’s development and abortion risks – also are backed up by strong scientific research.”
The Satanic Temple has teamed up with Planned Parenthood since 2016 when undercover video surfaced showing the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sale of human body parts for profit.
“Since then, two Congressional investigations found even deeper wrongdoing and confirmed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, several of their biggest affiliates, and multiple business partners broke the law in a profit-driven scheme to commodify dismembered baby body parts,” Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden said in a statement.
“It is time for public officials to finally hold Planned Parenthood and their criminal abortion enterprise accountable under the law.”
The scandals have been so disturbing and the evidence so damning that the Department of Justice launched an investigation in December into Planned Parenthood’s alleged baby body parts trade.
Planned Parenthood currently receives approximately half a billion taxpayer dollars every year, and performs about 320,000 abortions annually.


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ROME —  Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” has decreed that a new feast day be added to the liturgical calendar to honor Mary, called “Mother of the Church.” The announcement has been deemed unbiblical as the Catholic Church continues to place inordinate emphasis on Mary.
The Vatican announced the decree on Saturday, noting that the new Roman Catholic holiday will be observed every year on the Monday after Pentecost. This year, the occasion will fall on May 21.
“Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion might encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, should be inscribed in the Roman Calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be now celebrated every year,” reads the decree, signed by Robert Sarah, prefect, and Arthur Roche, archbishop.
“This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the mystery of the cross, to the oblation of Christ in the eucharistic banquet and to the mother of the Redeemer and mother of the redeemed, the virgin who makes her offering to God,” it states.

The decree outlines that historic Roman Catholic figures—from Augustine to Paul VI—have endowed Mary with various titles, and claims that as Jesus asked his disciple, John, to look after His earthly mother in His physical absence, it signified that Mary was to be a subject of affection for all of Christ’s followers.
“Indeed, the mother standing beneath the cross (Jn. 19:25), accepted her Son’s testament of love and welcomed all people in the person of the beloved disciple as sons and daughters to be reborn unto life eternal. She thus became the tender mother of the Church which Christ begot on the cross handing on the Spirit,” the decree asserts. “Christ, in turn, in the beloved disciple, chose all disciples as ministers of his love towards His mother, entrusting her to them so that they might welcome her with filial affection.”
“Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church, while the latter says that the birth of the Head is also the birth of the body, thus indicating that Mary is at once mother of Christ, the Son of God, and mother of the members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church,” it states. “These considerations derive from the divine motherhood of Mary and from her intimate union in the work of the Redeemer, which culminated at the hour of the cross.”

Read the decree in full here.
The Roman Catholic Church already has a number of feast days dedicated to Mary, including the Feast of Immaculate Conception—in observance of the Catholic belief that Mary was conceived without sin, and the Feast of Assumption—in observance of the belief that Mary did not die but ascended to Heaven like Jesus.

However, some believe that these holidays not only place inordinate emphasis on Mary, but are also unbiblical. Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network that the Roman Catholic Church has essentially given Mary “goddess” status as she has been ascribed attributes that only belong to the divine.
“The Catholic Church has elevated Mary, a self-described servant of the Lord, to an omniscient goddess with divine attributes (Luke 1:38). She is said to be all-knowing, all seeing, and all powerful,” he explained. “Mary becomes a counterfeit savior: born sinless, without the stain of original sin, and living a sinless life. She becomes co-redeemer, provider of salvation, dispenser of forgiveness, and source of all grace. She is called the all-holy one, clearly a title belonging only to God.”
“This blasphemy stands in sharp contrast to what Scripture actually says and does not say about Mary,” Gendron continued. “When Jesus said, ‘I will build My Church,’ he never said Mary would be the mother of His Church. The one true Church has only one Head, one Shepherd and one Builder: the Lord Jesus Christ. The true Church is the body of Christ, the bride; the flock of Christ and the household of faith. Scripture never speaks of Mary having a leadership role or as a mother over the church.”
Gendron, who was a former Roman Catholic for over 30 years and now leads a ministry to speak truth to Catholics, said that the Scriptures do not provide a single instance of the disciples elevating or venerating Mary following the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
“In fact, the Bible says nothing about Mary’s life or her later years after Christ’s death,” he outlined. “When she briefly appears with the disciples and the other believers on the day of Pentecost, she’s not an object of worship or even a leader in the early church. She is just one among many. There simply are no biblical examples of anyone ever praying to her, honoring her or venerating her.”
“If you contrast that with the overwhelming number of books on the life of Mary, the miracles of Mary and the apparitions of Mary, it is obvious that a pagan goddess has been created in the minds of popes,” he added. “Only the name ‘Mary’ has been stolen from Christianity.”
Gendron said that “Jesus alone is the head of the Church and He alone is to be worshiped, venerated, adored and petitioned.”


 The family of Alisha and John Risser, who are dairy famers in Lebanon County, Pa.

 The family of Alisha and John Risser, who are dairy famers in Lebanon County, Pa. (Jennifer Weaver Photography/provided by family)

Central Pa. dairy families fear losing farms as processor ends contracts

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By David Wenner

A dozen or more small dairy farmers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties have learned they must find a new milk processor within 90 days.
It comes at a time when processors say there is a glut of milk on the market, and some farmers say Pennsylvania is receiving too much milk from out of state.
Two of the affected farmers, Alisha and John Risser of South Lebanon Township, say they have contacted eight processors, with six saying they didn't need any more milk suppliers, and two not returning the call.
"We're overwhelmed," Alisha Risser, 39, said on Tuesday. "We're setting up an exit plan ... We don't know what else to do."
She and her husband John, who is 45, milk 80 cows per day on farm that has been in the family for generations. They have four children.
The Rissers received a certified letter on Saturday informing them Swiss Premium Dairy in Lebanon County would stop purchasing their milk after 90 days.
Nelson Troutman, a Lebanon County dairy farmer who does business with a different processor, said he believes between 12 and 15 dairy farmers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties received such a letter. Many are younger farmers with families, he said.
A woman who answered the phone at Swiss Farms on Tuesday said no one there could discuss the situation. Swiss Farms is owned by Texas-based Dean Foods. A Dean Foods spokeswoman didn't immediately return a phone message on Tuesday.

Dairy Heard Management, a trade publication, published an article Monday reporting that Dean Foods has informed at least two dozen milk producers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio that it won't be taking their milk after May 31.
A Dean Foods spokeswoman told the publication the decision is due in part to "a surplus of raw milk at a time when the public already is consuming less fluid milk and companies assertively entering or expanding their presence in the milk processing business, have exacerbated an already tenuous situation in a highly competitive market."
Alisha Risser said she and her husband will continue to look for a processor, but acknowledged they are terribly worried and now they must have a plan in place for their cows if they have no processor and income after 90 days.
Troutman said he too fears the affected farmers will be unable to find a processor. He said it's a problem that has been building for a long time, and he blames it on the fact that Pennsylvania has a price minimum for milk.
"That's why all this milk is spilling into Pennsylvania from other states. They get more for their milk in Pennsylvania," Troutman said, adding that the market is being flooded by huge operations with thousands of cows.

He said the price mimimim also cuts into the demand for milk in Pennsylvania.
Risser said she and her husband have been running their dairy farm for 17 years. She said recent years have been hard on them and other smaller dairy operations in Lebanon and Lancaster, putting some of them out of business.
"People are working two and three jobs in order to be able to milk cows," she said.
She believes there are assorted, complicated problems facing her industry. She further said small dairy farmers such as hers invest their own money in their businesses and strive to produce a top quality produce while also protecting the land.
But they are probably hurt, she said, by the fact that they don't market those factors, and live by the belief "that you should be satisfied by what you do and not put yourself on a pedestal."