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Monday, November 26, 2018

CATHOLIC BISHOPS CELEBRATE PRO-TRANSGENDER "DAY OF REMEMBRANCE"

CATHOLIC BISHOPS CELEBRATE PRO-TRANSGENDER "DAY OF REMEMBRANCE" 
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[Lifesite News] WESTMINSTER, England, November 20, 2018 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales told its social media followers this afternoon that today is the “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
According to the Catholic Calendar of the Saints, in England today is the Feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr. In other countries it is the feast day of St. Felix of Valois, St. Edmund Rich, and a number of lesser-known saints.
Nevertheless, the Catholic Bishops preferred to propagate to their flock a purely secular, and highly controversial, new devotion which was founded by a “trans” activist named Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999.
“Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and we pray for all people who are ill at ease with their gender, seek to change it, suffer for it and have been persecuted, and also killed,” said the bishops’ tweet.
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“All people are loved by God and are valued in their inherent God-given dignity,” it concluded.
The tweet was welcomed by American LGBT activist Father James Martin, SJ., who tweeted in response, “I join with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in praying for all transgender people, especially those who are persecuted in any way. May you know that you are all God’s beloved children.”
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Dorothy Cummings McLean and first published at Lifesite News. This HT is not an endorsement of Lifesite News]

COMMIE POPE SAYS WEALTH OF THE RICH "BELONGS TO ALL" & "POVERTY IS CAUSED BY INJUSTICE"

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COMMIE POPE SAYS WEALTH OF THE RICH "BELONGS TO ALL" & "POVERTY IS CAUSED BY INJUSTICE"
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 Thou shalt not steal. – Exodus 20:15
Pope Francis, who pretty much anyone with an understanding of economics recognizes is an unapologetic Communist, claimed over the weekend that what belongs to the “wealthy few” belongs, “in justice, to all.” This follows on the heels of a confession from American director, Michael Moore, that Pope Francis told him that “Capitalism is a sin.” Now, it seems the Pontiff is arguing that the wealth of rich should be “in justice” distributed to everyone else.
According to the Associated Press, championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants.
Stealing the private property of the rich and giving it to the poor is not “in justice,” as the Pope suggests, but is injustice.
Francis invited about 6,000 poor people to St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate Mass. Later, the Pope invited 1,500 of the poor to eat lasagna, chicken, mashed potatoes and tiramisu.
It is here, according to the AP, that Francis went full-Commie in his homily, “He also drew attention to the plight of abandoned elderly, the friendless and the cry of all those forced to flee their homes and native land for an uncertain future. It is the cry of entire peoples, deprived even of the great natural resources at their disposal.”
Francis said the poor were weeping “while the wealthy few feast on what, in justice, belongs to all. Injustice is the perverse root of poverty.”
Poverty, of course, is caused by any number of root causes. These root causes of poverty include providential misfortune and slothfulness. While injustice is listed as a possible cause of poverty, the Scripture speaks far more of slothfulness as to blame for the estate of the poor.
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth (Proverbs 10:4)
The plans of the diligent bring plenty, as surely as haste leads to poverty (Proverbs 21:5)
The slacker craves, yet gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied (Proverbs 13:4)
God’s providence is also responsible for the wealthy and impoverished.
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts (1 Samuel 2:7).
But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, as it is this day (Deuteronomy 8:18).
        “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21)

The Pope’s remarks make clear that he believes the Marxist premise that the primary cause of poverty is systemic injustice.
According to news reports, the Vatican’s wealth is purported to be approximately 15 billion dollars in liquid assets. That’s only the Catholic Church’s capital city. The Catholic Church in America has an operating budget of – get this – 170 billion per year. They give less than 3% of that to the poor and needy. Now, imagine what the Catholic church is worth worldwide. The church owns more than 716 million kilometers of land worldwide, for places like cathedrals, nunneries, monasteries, and embassies (that is roughly the size of Alberta, Canada). The Holy See holds onto 22 million dollars worth of gold just for its ornaments. In modern dollars, St. Peter’s Basillica – where Francis gathered the poor – would cost about 8.2 billion dollars today to construct.
If Francis had liquidated the value of St. Peter’s Basilica (no shortage of world despots would love to buy the facility) for its fair market value, the six-thousand impoverished worshippers could each have been given $1,366,000 a piece. Or to think of it another way, the gold-covered cathedral could have fed every impoverished Italian for a year. A complete liquidation of the Catholic Church’s wealth would eradicate hunger and all treatable diseases in the Third World. For some reason, Pope Francis only wants to redistribute the wealth of others.
 

NATIONAL SECURITY GROUP PUTS OUT DIRE WARNING ABOUT INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

NATIONAL SECURITY GROUP PUTS OUT DIRE WARNING ABOUT INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
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[Washington, DC] The Center for Security Policy, a Washington think tank comprised of former national security experts, has put out a dire warning about Christians engaging in Interfaith Dialogue.
Written by national security experts, Bill Johnson (not of Bethel Church Redding ) and James Simpson, the report highlights the intentional use of Interfaith Dialogue by both Marxists and Islamic Extremists to weaken American resolve to protect its national sovereignty, culture and Judeo-Christian values. The Center for Security Policy is not a Christian organization, but one founded in 1988 by more than 30 national security experts, the chief founders of which served the Reagan Administration. These experts, who ranged from service to the National Security Administration to the Senate Intelligence Committee, created the organization to defend liberty in the face of invasive, subversive ideologies.
The 35-page white paper by Johnson and Simpson on the danger of interfaith dialogue to American freedom and national interests is entitled Michigan Faith Communities in the Cross-Hairs.
The paper begins:
Islam’s goal in the West, as articulated in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, is to destroy the legal and political institutions of our society and replace them with the rule of shariah (Islamic Law). To accomplish this goal, U.S. Muslim political leaders have partnered with the Left, giving them otherwise unavailable access to the many institutions controlled by the Left.
As described further on, and as most of us know through our own experience, this control extends to many U.S. mainline churches and synagogues, which the Left has turned into little more than propaganda shops for the latest leftwing fad. In so doing, they have opened the door to Islam to first present itself to Christians and Jews in a non-threatening manner and then to begin the process of “dawah,” that is, the proselytizing or preaching of Islam. Today, even some evangelical churches have fallen for the trap. It is called “Interfaith Dialogue.”
From a national security perspective, Johnson and Simpson seem to echo many of the concerns expressed about interfaith dialogue (IFD) during the summer of 2017, when apologist James White engaged in an IFD with Yasir Qahdi. White claimed that Qahdi was an Islamic moderate and that the dialogue was justifiable on the grounds that the Gospel was presented. Others, like Janet Mefferd, Brannon Howse, and Steve Camp demonstrated (quite factually) that White’s claim that Qahdi was a “moderate” was spurious. Other evangelicals were uncomfortable on religious grounds, unsure of the wisdom (or lack thereof) of finding common ground and having “fellowship” (a term used in the event’s advertising) with those whom the Scripture says we have no fellowship (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). The warning of the Center for Security Policy seems to echo the concerns of many following the White-Qahdi dialogue.
Howse repeatedly mentioned White, referring to him as “Gomer Pyle,” “Forrest Gump,” a “moron,” insinuating he was unintelligent, and claiming that he wouldn’t be able to find a job in the private sector in an episode of a political-talk webcast, The Haggman Report. Ironically, James White is one of the signers and contributors to the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, which has attempted to thwart the advance of Cultural Marxism in the evangelical church. While White has been stalwart on the issue of so-called Social Justice, Howse is trying to demonstrate that White’s Interfaith Dialogue is a part of the same overarching plan to commandeer Judeo-Christian culture by promoting Marxism. Regardless of Howse’s bluster and characteristic causticness, there seems to be some truth to the connection between Interfaith Dialogue and the advance of Marxism.
It is probably not a connection that Dallas Statement signers will be eager to investigate if for no other reason, it is Brannon Howse who has raised the issue (he has a stormy past with many, if not most, of the original signers of the statement). Nonetheless, Howse’s claims of a connection between Social Justice and Interfaith Dialogue seem supported by the 35-page dossier provided by the Center for Security Policy.
Using the advance of Islam in Michigan as a microcosm and test-case for the United States, Johnson and Simpson claim that IFD is responsible for the Islamic takeover of much of Michigan, writing, “Whatever their actual numbers, Muslims are having a profound impact on Michigan’s faith communities. Interfaith Dialogue can take credit for much of this.
It continues:
Furthermore, in practice, Interfaith Dialogue has become a vehicle for Muslims who preach and practice an ideology of uncompromising domination and subjugation to draw Christians, sometimes well-meaning, sometimes with ulterior motives, into acceptance of Islam, without any corresponding acceptance of Christianity. Interfaith Dialogue is often referred to as “Building Bridges,” and some programs are specifically so-named.
Discussing the World Council of Churches (hereafter called “WCC”), the paper connects the dots between Interfaith Dialogue and Marxism:
East Bloc intelligence agencies and the Soviet KGB targeted the WCC for infiltration as early as 1961 or before. With their influence came Liberation Theology, a KGB-spawned invention which turned Christian doctrine into Marxist theology. It was introduced first in Latin America, not coincidentally by a Peruvian Catholic priest, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and a few others, where conservative Catholicism stood in the way of communist efforts to overthrow rightwing authoritarian governments. At the same time, the WCC began discussing Interfaith Dialogue at its international conferences in 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968 and 1970, and adopted it as a program in 1971.
The paper continues:
Interfaith Dialogue is nothing more than a communist-contrived influence operation that continues the Cultural Marxist attack on Western Civilization. The American hard Left has partnered with Islam in an unholy alliance we call the Red-Green Axis. Their mutual goal is the subversion of Western laws, culture, and traditions, and our nation’s ultimate destruction, in preparation for the imposition of totalitarian rule.
It will be interesting to see if and how James White responds to the accusations that IFD are a part of a greater strategy to subvert Western culture and Judeo-Christian society. In spite of coming from Howse, who White does not consider astute on matters relating to Islam, the alleged tie between Islamic IFD and Marxism seems credible. If not, the accusations presented by the Center for Security Policy at least seem credible enough to give a thorough response.
As someone who has watched White with admiration as he’s handled issues (albeit belatedly and unoriginally) relating to Social Justice with articulation and intelligence, and also as someone who disagreed with his IFD (and in particular, how it was done) on Biblical grounds, I’m eager to see if James White is willing to reconsider the wisdom of engaging in dialogue over debate.
The paper from the Center for Security Policy, explaining the connections between Islamic IFD and American cultural subversion seems compelling.
You can see it here.

BERLIN, GERMANY: "WE ARE ARABIZED!"~ONLY ONE OF 103 FIRST GRADERS AT BERLIN SCHOOL SPEAKS GERMAN AT HOME

BERLIN, GERMANY: "WE ARE ARABIZED!"~ONLY ONE OF 103 FIRST GRADERS AT BERLIN SCHOOL SPEAKS GERMAN AT HOME 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
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Just imagine what this school will be like in five years, or ten. Germans will before too long become a minority in their own country, and the majority will not be disposed to grant them equality of rights. Danke, Merkel!

“‘We are Arabised!’ – Only one of 103 new pupils at Berlin school speaks German at home,” Voice of Europe, November 23, 2018:
Headmaster Astrid-Sabine Busse (61) of a Berlin school is sounding the alarm, saying: “We are Arabised!”
Of the 103 first graders that came to her school in Berlin’s Neukölln suburb, only one speaks German at home. It is a result of working class Germans leaving the area, migrant family reunifications and tax measures.
“We are here at the front,” says headmaster Busse: “Because of a third migrant generation who import their brides from their former home country. Another parent who cannot speak German”, she says….

GERMANY: POLICE TO PROSECUTE MOTHER FOR POSTING PHOTO OF HER DAUGHTER'S SEX ATTACKER ON FACEBOOK

GERMANY: POLICE TO PROSECUTE MOTHER FOR POSTING PHOTO OF HER DAUGHTER'S SEX ATTACKER ON FACEBOOK 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
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A sexual assault by a migrant? Get used to it. Posting a photo of the migrant perpetrator? A serious crime, warranting prosecution. Danke, Merkel!

“German mother could face prosecution for posting picture of daughter’s ‘dark skinned’ sex attacker on Facebook,” Voice of Europe, November 22, 2018:
German police stopped a mother from searching for the alleged sexual molester of her 12-year-old daughter on Facebook.
Her post was soon shared thousands of times containing pictures of a black man. The post did not go into further detail other than asking if people knew this man.
The man supposedly sexually molested her daughter on a train from Freiburg to Schiengen on Sunday. A police spokesperson confirmed the incident and that further steps will be taken.
The police gave reasons of protecting the victim and the ongoing investigation not to elaborate further. On Monday morning the police posted a strongly censored picture of the original post with lettering reading: “Not like this!”
The police further stated that the release of picture without the consent of the pictured person is a crime and will be prosecuted….

UK PM THERESA MAY BLOCKED ASYLUM FOR ACCUSED CHRISTIAN PAKISTANI "BLASPHEMER" ASIA BIBI

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UK PM THERESA MAY BLOCKED ASYLUM FOR ACCUSED CHRISTIAN PAKISTANI "BLASPHEMER" ASIA BIBI 
 OVER HOME SECRETARY'S OBJECTION, 
TO APPEASE MUSLIMS
BY ROBERT SPENCER
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If there are any free people in Britain in future generations, they will curse the name of Theresa May, whose misrule is rapidly leading the nation to ruin. She won’t let in Asia Bibi, for fear that Muslims will be angry. So it is clear who is in charge in Britain now. The British government routinely bans foes of jihad terror and critics of Islam, while letting in jihadis. The Home Office recently banned Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern and Lutz Bachmann from entering, all for the crime of opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression, and thereby made it clear that it is more authoritarian and unwilling to uphold the freedom of speech than ever – at least when it comes to criticism of Islam, Muslim rape gangs, and mass Muslim migration.
Even worse, the bannings of Sellner, Pettibone, Southern, and Bachmann were just part of a long pattern. Pamela Geller and I were banned from entering Britain in 2013, apparently for life, also for the crime of telling the truth about Islam and jihad. Just days after Geller and I were banned, the British government admitted Saudi Sheikh Mohammed al-Arefe. Al-Arefe has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.”
And Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.
The UK Home Office also admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.”
Theresa May’s relentlessly appeasement-minded government also admitted two jihad preachers who had praised the murderer of a foe of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of them was welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Meanwhile, the UK banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country.

“Revealed: Theresa May ‘blocked asylum application from Pakistani Christian’ locked up for blasphemy despite UK playing host to hijackers, extremists and rapists,” by Glen Owen and Abul Taher, The Mail on Sunday, November 24, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Theresa May has been accused of refusing asylum to a Christian mother who is being hunted by lynch mobs in Pakistan.
The fate of Asia Bibi has pitted Home Secretary Sajid Javid against the Prime Minister, with Mr Javid arguing passionately that she should be given refuge in the UK.
But sources say that his plan was thwarted after Ms May was persuaded that letting Bibi claim asylum here would ‘stoke tensions’ among British Muslims….
Our investigation reveals that on the day she was seized by villagers and accused of blasphemy she was paraded through her village with a leather noose around her neck, beaten with sticks by a baying mob during a ‘court’ hearing and told that her life would be spared only if she converted to Islam.
Bibi’s conviction was quashed last month following eight years in solitary confinement after Pakistan’s Supreme Court said the case was based on ‘inconsistent’ evidence.
The acquittal prompted days of demonstrations by thousands of hardline Islamists who demanded she be hanged. Ms Bibi is now in hiding after Imran Khan’s government agreed to allow a petition against the court’s decision as part of a deal to halt the protests….
A senior Government source said: ‘Sajid was very sceptical about the official advice, and pushed hard for her to be given asylum here. It eventually landed on the Prime Minister’s desk, but she just followed the advice of the officials’….
Ms Bibi was harvesting berries in 2009 when her Muslim co-workers accused her of being unclean, prompting an argument and allegations Ms Bibi blasphemed against Islam, which she strongly denies.
This newspaper has pieced together the terrifying sequence of events which followed: she was taken to a makeshift sharia court and flung at the feet of an imam, who told her: ‘You know what happens to people who insult the Prophet. You can redeem yourself by accepting Islam.’
Asia declined as the crowd began jeering and spitting. She was then whipped with sticks and sandals, leaving her bleeding and semi-conscious. Her life was only saved when a teacher intervened, saying she should be handed over to police.
The Foreign Office said: ‘The UK’s primary concern is for the safety of Asia Bibi and her family. A number of countries are in discussions to provide a safe destination’….
 

CHINA: BEIJING TO JUDGE EVERY RESIDENT BASED ON BEHAVIOR BY END OF 2020

CHINA: BEIJING TO JUDGE EVERY RESIDENT BASED ON BEHAVIOR BY END OF 2020
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 (Bloomberg) — China’s plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each resident.
The capital city will pool data from several departments to reward and punish some 22 million citizens based on their actions and reputations by the end of 2020, according to a plan posted on the Beijing municipal government’s website on Monday. Those with better so-called social credit will get “green channel” benefits while those who violate laws will find life more difficult.
The Beijing project will improve blacklist systems so that those deemed untrustworthy will be “unable to move even a single step,” according to the government’s plan. Xinhua reported on the proposal Tuesday, while the report posted on the municipal government’s website is dated July 18.
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 CHINA'S ORWELLIAN SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM 
BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON
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The media is alarmed at China’s Orwellian social credit system.
A system where citizens are financially & socially punished for their opinions.
They’re total hypocrites.
They’ve joined forces with Silicon Valley to cheerlead and lobby for an almost identical system right here in the west.
Imagine going to buy something and your credit card is declined because some idiot in San Francisco thinks you posted something “hateful” on the Internet.
That’s our collective future.