Friday, June 14, 2019


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If Cuban troops and militia do not immediately cease military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargotogether with highest-level sanctionswill be placed on the island of Cuba,” ( Pres. Trump April 30, 2019.)
“Trump administration bans cruises to Cuba in clampdown on U.S. travel-– The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island.” (Reuters, June 4, 2019.)
As  often documented hereabouts, Castro’s military and secret police (the only people in Cuba with guns, in case some have forgotten) majority- own everything related to Cuba’s tourism  industry, which is the Castro-Crime-Syndicate’s 2nd largest source of income, slightly behind what they extort and otherwise squeeze out of their miserable Venezuelan colony in stolen oil and drug-smuggling proceeds.
Any more questions about why the Trump team decided to attend to this travel matter? (i.e. to once again make good on a threat to a foreign adversary?)
But wasn’t Obama’s Cuba policy of forgiving The Castro-Crime-Syndicate’s mass theft of U.S. property, its torture and murder of U.S. citizens, its blatant terror-sponsorship and drug-smuggling while showering it with billions of U.S. dollars–wasn’t this shrewd policy guaranteed to turn Cuba into a Spanish-speaking Switzerland? Well: 
“Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere, providing a communist foothold in the region and propping up U.S. adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua by fomenting instability, undermining the rule of law, and suppressing democratic processes. This Administration has made a strategic decision to reverse the loosening of sanctions and other restrictions on the Cuban regime. These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.”  (Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.)
Some perspective: in 2017, Cuba received 1.5 million visitors from the U.S.  Given a big spike in recent cruise ship landings, that figure was expected to balloon in 2019, and the Castro-Crime-Syndicate was rubbing its hands and whooping in anticipation of this Obama-generated financial windfall.
Those delighted whoops have now turned to wails of anger and grief.   
But wasn’t Cuba historically a tourist playground for Americans, some might ask? Sure. But here’s some more perspective:
When travel to Cuba was promoted by the U.S. government and Cuba served as a “tourist playground” for Americans  (the 1950’s), the island annually received  around  200,000 tourists from the U.S.  In fact , up until 1953,  more Cubans had vacationed in the U.S. annually than did Americans in Cuba, as befit a developed nation with a larger middle-class than much of Europe of the time.  
But, as mentioned, on a year (2017) when tourism to Cuba from the U.S. was outlawed by congressionally-passed and presidentially-signed laws the island received upwards of ONE AND A HALF MILLION tourists from the U.S. 
Sounds crazy, I know. But here it is straight from the U.S. State Dept. “Tourist travel to Cuba is prohibited under U.S. law for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others subject to U.S. jurisdiction.”
Obviously there was something drastically wrong with that picture--with such a flagrant scoffing at U.S. law. Any more questions why the Trump team decided to attend to this travel matter? (i.e. to once again make good on a threat to a snickering foreign adversary who --catastrophically as it turned out!--thought he was still dealing with Obama?)
What happened recently is that, though U.S. tourism to Cuba remained technically illegal according to U.S. law, Obama opened up so many loopholes that Americans became 2nd only to Canadians as vacationers in Cuba (i.e. as financial partners with the Stalinist, terror-sponsoring regime’s military and secret-police.)
 “A, B, C--easy as one, two, three,” goes the famous song. And just as easily predicted by all “Right-Wing-Cuban-American-Crackpots” (i.e. people who thoroughly understand Castroism from firsthand experience)—just like the song:  A.) Obama’s executive orders further enriched the Stalinist regime B.) who thus became fat and happy C.) unleashed a wave of terror on their subjects (both Cuban and Venezuelan) unlike anything seen in decades.
This (eminently predictable) Castroite wave of terror was verified even by leftist watchdog groups like Amnesty international.   
As Obama implemented his Cuba “opening” (to cheers from libertarians) your humble servant went blue in the face trying to explain the horrible--but eminently predictable--consequence to some libertarians on John Stossell’s show.
In fact, contrary to all the media blather about Raul Castro’s and his successor’s (i.e puppet’s) Diaz-Canel’s “reforms,” Cuba hasn’t budged a millimeter from its spot in the Heritage Economic Freedom list. It still maintains its proud historic ranking of almost dead last, next to its partner in Stalinism North Korea.
And regarding all the Fake News Media blather about Cuba’s “new and burgeoning private sector!” and how this “vibrant economic sector!” now employs a hefty “and growing!” chunk of Cuba’s working population! And how Trump’s “clamp-down” (i.e enforcement of U.S. law) will “hurt Cuba’s private sector hardest!”—regarding this Fake News Media/Castro agent mantra, some of us actually bothered to run the numbers.
In the process, your humble servant revealed that-- as a percentage of the Cuban population-- the number of Cuban’s currently “self-employed” in Cuba is about the same as were similarly employed when fanatical Maoist/Stalinist Che Guevara served as Cuba’s “Minister of the Economy.”
Hence, yet another Fake News Media lie about Cuba bites the dust.


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D.C. is the ultimate big government town. Food doesn't grow there. A swamp does.
The USDA, under Trump, is trying to actually move personnel closer to where food does grow.
Employees at USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) intend to move from Washington, D.C. to an unspecified area in the Kansas City region by the end of 2019, the Washington Post reports.
Of course there's screeching at the idea.
Why it matters: "Employees, congressional Democrats and a bipartisan coalition of former USDA leaders" have warned that the move "would devastate the two agencies," per the Post. ERS and NIFA have both recently unionized and some "union officials have promised to fight the move."
Washington D,C. doesn't grow it. Missouri on the other hand has over 100,000 farms.
The swamp is whining that it might actually have to be located near where its supposed jurisdiction is located as opposed to enjoying the good life in D.C. while coming no closer to actual agriculture than the lobbyists for various concerns.
This should be the beginning of a precedent.
Several hundred employees of the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be asked to move “closer to customers,” in the language of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the final location on Thursday morning.
 “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City Region provides a win-win–maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer savings into programmatic outputs and providing affordability, easy commutes and extraordinary living for our employees,” Perdue said. “The Kansas City Region has proven itself to be hub for all things agriculture and is a booming city in America’s heartland. There is already a significant presence of USDA and federal government employees in the region, including the Kansas City ‘Ag Bank’ Federal Reserve,” his statement continued. “This agriculture talent pool, in addition to multiple land-grant and research universities within driving distance, provides access to a stable labor force for the future. The Kansas City Region will allow ERS and NIFA to increase efficiencies and effectiveness and bring important resources and manpower closer to all of our customers.” 
A new cost-benefit analysis—a tool that critics of the planned move had long said was lacking—showed that the move will save nearly $300 million over 15 years, or $20 million a year, the department said. The state and local governments involved offered relocation incentives of more than $26 million.
But... our entire country is supposed to be run out of a few blue urban cities.


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[Order David Horowitz's new book, Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America.]
To anyone focused on real-world events and relationships, America is obviously the most tolerant and inclusive society that has ever existed. If you are looking for irrefutable evidence, watch an hour of TV commercials created by major U.S. companies. Racially integrated couples, gay couples and families, multi-racial professionals and creators are featured on virtually everyone. This would hardly be the case if anti-Black and anti-gay sentiments were perceived by corporate advertisers to pose a significant threat to their sales. The same is true of television programming generally, where series featuring little people, obese people, and every mix of gay couples, non-white and non-straight TV hosts and commentators, are ubiquitous all day long. Yet the political left and the Democratic Party still refuse to take yes for an answer and prefer instead to focus on fringe and marginalized bigots who come in all colors, genders and sexual orientations, and will be with us to the end of time.  
In fact, through a perverse but also inevitable twist to Identity Politics, the most aggressively bigoted and hate-filled censors seeking to suppress and marginalize individuals whom they regard as “other” are the very movements organized as advocates for “victim” minorities. The haters include white supremacist fringe movements who think that through attacks on Jews and Blacks they are actually defending whites (who are indeed targeted by so-called social justice warriors. But the most prominent and far more numerous hate groups are the social justice warriors themselves - Black Lives Matter, the misnamed Human Rights Campaign and the equally misnamed Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, an organization that is well-practiced in the art of defamation against what it refers to as “oppressor” groups.
Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s gay Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, are leading a Trump-inspired global campaign to end the criminalization of gay sex and gay relationships, but you would never know it from the hate that gay “civil rights” groups are directing at them. Pence has been singled out by leading Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg as a dangerous bigot - not because he actually is a bigot but because he holds traditional Christian views of gay marriage, which offend Buttigieg and the gay vigilantes. When Buttigieg announced he was gay and introduced his husband in 2015, Pence went out of his way as the governor of Indiana – as Buttigieg’s political rival - to praise him for his public service as mayor of South Bend.
Being able to hold opinions that others find offensive is called freedom of conscience or religious liberty and is the most basic freedom we have as Americans, which is why it is stipulated in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights. It is the most basic freedom because without the ability to hold dissenting opinions and express them freely you can’t defend any of the other freedoms you have. The sin committed by Vice President Pence that gave Buttigieg the license to demonize and defame him was his signing of a bill to protect the religious liberty of the people of Indiana. The presumption behind Buttigieg’s slander of Pence was his membership in a group purportedly “marginalized” and therefore “oppressed.” In fact, in the present political climate, even in Indiana, Buttigieg’s homosexuality is an obvious asset – one so powerful as to catapult an obscure mayor of a crime-ridden small town to third or fourth place in the race to become the Democrats’ presidential candidate for 2020.        
Buttigieg’s assault on Pence and religious liberty was supported by the LGTBQ left represented by organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. Deploying victim politics to suppress opponents of leftist ideas has been the pattern of leftist attacks on Christians since gays won their rights through a series of questionable Supreme Court decisions culminating in the legalization of gay marriage in 2015.
Most notorious among the vigilante assaults was the attempt by a gay Colorado couple, to drive a Christian baker named Jack Phillips out of business because he could not in good conscience bake them a wedding cake endorsing gay marriage. There was nothing in Phillips’ attitude or behavior that a reasonable person would describe as bigoted. He was gracious to these gay customers and offered to sell them any cake in the shop they desired. What he would not do was endorse a sacrament that violated his religious principles.
His gay assailants reciprocated by cursing him and smashing his wares as they exited his shop. They then mobilized the LGBTQ legal agencies to file suit and force him to defend himself in lengthy and expensive court battles. During these trials, he was forced to give up making wedding cakes, which constituted 40% of his business.  Not satisfied with attacking his business, the LGBTQ vigilantes also incited a hate campaign against him personally. In one incident a member of their lynch mob called to inform Phillips he was coming to kill him. Phillips had to hide his granddaughters who were visiting him in the pantry until the police came. Eventually, Phillips won his Supreme Court case but this didn’t end the campaign against him. His gay antagonists came back with a request that he make them cakes dedicated to Satan and featuring other statements of belief they knew he could not accommodate.
Nor was Phillips alone as a target of gay-lesbian hate groups. In Lexington Kentucky, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) asked a Christian T-shirt maker named Blaine Adamson to make them a T-shirt promoting a Gay Pride Festival. Adamson turned them down. He had done the same with many other T-shirt requests for slogans and causes he could not in good conscience produce. At the same time, he offered to connect them to a T-shirt maker who could and would fulfill their request. In other words, Adamson was a tolerant believer in live-and-let live American pluralism.
But his GLSO antagonists were not. They filed a lawsuit against him and began a public boycott campaign to defame him and drive him out of business. Large enterprises withdrew their patronage and the Mayor of Lexington denounced him. Adamson has prevailed in two court decisions but this has not caused his persecutors to relent. His case is now before the Kentucky Supreme Court, eight years after it began.
There are numerous cases like this all driven by the same agendas. Claiming the authority to pursue these vendettas through their status as a “marginalized” and “underserved” group – both demonstrable falsehoods - LGBTQ activists have conducted nationwide campaigns to force religious Christians to give up their freedom of conscience and submit to the kind of tyranny and religious persecution that caused America’s Founders to flee Europe and create the rights that have protected us ever since.
The assaults on these rights - vigorously encouraged and often led by the Obama Administration – have become so serious and so widespread that the Trump administration has countered with an “Extended Religious Conscience Rule” promulgated by the U.S. Health Agency. As summarized by Kaiser Health News, “The HHS rule is designed to protect the religious rights of health care providers and religious institutions by allowing them to opt out of procedures such as abortions, sterilizations and assisted suicide.”
In other words, if you are a religious Christian and believe in the sanctity of human life you cannot be forced to perform an abortion or assist in a suicide. In normal times, this might seem like a reasonable defense of religious liberty and individual conscience, without causing threats to third party patients since obviously there are plenty of health care providers who would be willing to perform the procedures.

But these are not normal times, and this is now the defining issue in the war between the left and Christian America.  A headline on the leftwing Internet site,, describes the conflict in these distorted and inflammatory terms: “Progressives fight back on the Christian right's grotesque ‘religious freedom’ power play.” Salon describes the new HHS rule as “a sweeping assault on civil rights” and an effort to advance the religious right’s “discriminatory agenda.” The legal director for “Americans United for Separation of Church and State has joined offered the following phony distinction to defend these assaults on the First Amendment: “Religious freedom is incredibly important. It’s right to believe and worship as you see fit. But it's never an excuse to discriminate.” In other words, you can have opinions and beliefs but keep them to yourself.

This is perfectly Orwellian. Under these guidelines, it’s discrimination to choose not to perform a procedure that would violate your most cherished principles and beliefs – but it’s okay to force people to do just that. By this logic, it’s bigotry to hold a belief – for example against gay marriage – even if your real-world behavior towards gay married couples like Pete Buttigieg and his husband is generous and tolerant. At the same time, it’s not bigotry to force people to perform acts that they consider hateful. Or to stop them from expressing themselves publicly. A senior living home in Oregon has actually banned its seniors from playing Christian music. The case is in the courts.

This is the divide in our nation today. The left has disconnected itself from the American tradition of individual freedom, which originated as an idea of the Protestant Reformation and became a fundamental part of our founding documents as the First Amendment. The First Amendment not only grants its beneficiaries freedom of conscience but the freedom to speak and advocate their conscience. Leftist opponents of these freedoms have redefined religious liberty so that it’s not liberty at all.

To totalitarian leftists, religious liberty is the freedom to worship according to the values you believe in, but not to advocate or live by those values; they have redefined tolerance as a mandate to force people to act against their beliefs if those beliefs are at odds with the prejudices of the left. These are anti-American ideas and they constitute a determined attack on America’s pluralistic culture – a culture and respect they hypocritically demand for themselves but refuse to afford to others. These attacks have already corroded our national dialogue and created divisions so deep it is problematic as to whether in the long run, our nation can survive them.


QUOTE: "Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real."

Antifa Vows To Defend Drag Queen Story Time at Texas Library
Austin’s Antifa chapter called ATX Resistance Action announced their call to action on Facebook ahead of the Drag Queen event set to take place at the Leander Public Library on Saturday, June 15th, hosted by the Open Cathedral Church

Far-left prepares to gender-bend your children 

by force

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Antifa has pledged to protect a Drag Queen Story Time event at a Texas library to ensure that protesters will not interrupt the children’s exposure to the far-left’s trans agenda.
Austin’s Antifa chapter called ATX Resistance Action announced their call to action on Facebook ahead of the Drag Queen event set to take place at the Leander Public Library on Saturday, June 15th, hosted by the Open Cathedral Church.
“The time of the fascist event opposing story time is 1 pm. We need to be there at 12:30 so we have enough bodies to take the space. Story time is from 3 to 3:45 pm,” the ATX Resistance Action stated.
“Our purpose is to create a sound and visual barrier of bodies between the fascists and those coming to the library. Must be done in a kid friendly way so the children think it’s all fun and aren’t afraid of seeing people with guns behind us.”
Ryan Hart, the pastor of Open Cathedral, has made several Facebook posts expressing anti-Trump and far-left views, even referring to God as an “undocumented queer.”
The “Drag Queen” guest for the event is called Valeri Jinxy, who has performed for the “drag troupe” known as “Poo Poo Platter.”
MassResistance, the “pro-family group” opposed to this event, had uncovered registered sex offenders in past Drag Queen Story Time events in Houston, Texas.
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"But then Houston MassResistance hit the city with a bombshell. Tracy and the others had put together a ghastly 57-page exposé of the “Drag Queen” who was to be reading to the children at the Public Library event. The person, who goes by the name Valeri Abrego-Liszewski, is actually a female who often calls herself a “Drag King”, and appears to be a bizarre type of stripper. Her various social media photos, shown in the report, are repulsive and pornographic. One could easily see this is definitely not a person you would want teaching anything to young children."
Read the 57-page exposé here. (CAUTION: EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE PHOTOS)
Texas MassResistance activists have organized a big protest outside of the Leander Library on June 15 during the “Drag Queen” event. Groups from around Texas have said they’ll join the MassResistance protest that day.
Breaking! Another Child Sex Offender outed at Houston Drag Queen Story Hour program.@allidoisowen is breaking it all down
— Rob Dew (@DewsNewz) April 4, 2019
“Drag entertainment is an inherent deviant, sexually perverse affair,” MassResistance founder Tracy Shannon said in a Wednesday statement. “It is adult entertainment at its worst, and drag queens have no business reading to little children in libraries.”
“And yet, Leander Texas has given up on fighting for what is best for the children and the community as a whole, and they have decided to permit a so-called ‘progressive’ church, the Open Cathedral, to host a Drag Queen Story Hour.”
"MassResistance, the international pro-family group that makes the difference, has been targeting these perverted programs throughout the country, exposing their purpose and engaging the public to oppose them at every turn. Because of the efforts of MassResistance, Drag Queen Story Hour programs have been shutting down all over the country: Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas.”
“The latest Drag Queen, who is slated to read to children at the Leander Library on June 15th, 2019, is Valeri Jinxy, and her social media profile alone should have discouraged, even shamed the city of Leander from considering this program—even if promoted by a private party.”
If you’d like to peacefully protest the Drag Queen Story Time event, head to the Leander Public Library in Leander, Texas, on June 15th before 3:00 pm CT.
Infowars’ Owen Shroyer dropped in unexpectedly on a “Drag Queen Story Hour” event being held in Austin Texas. Owen joins Alex in-studio to break down the leftist agenda to push sexual concepts on children and confuse future generations about gender.


Children encouraged to hand cash to adult men at 

‘All Ages Drag Show’

Shock Photos, Video: Kids Give Cash to Drag Queen "Performers" at Public Library
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Cartoon Network Promotes LGBT ‘Pride’ to Children
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One of America’s most popular children’s television channels is promoting June as homosexual LGBTQ “Pride” month, using characters from one of its top shows. In a post accompanied by characters from the Powerpuffs Girls animated series, the Cartoon Network tweeted: “We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long.” (Upper part of the tweet is shown at right; lower part below.)
In an effort to maximize the Twitter post’s social media reach, it was accompanied by hashtags #pride, #happypride, #powerpuffyourself, #pridemonth, and #powerpuffgirls.
While promoting itself as airing “the best in original, acquired, and classic entertainment for youth and families,” the Cartoon Network has made it clear that its idea of “family” includes homosexual couples. In 2018 the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe featured a female character, Ruby, taking a knee and proposing to another female character, Sapphire. This year on its website, the network is promoting Steven Universe “made of love” merchandise that includes homosexual-themed apparel and memorabilia. The website is also offering a Steven Universe “reunited” throw pillow “celebrating” the two lesbian cartoon characters on their “wedding” day.
happy prideAnd in its series finale last year, the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time featured two female characters kissing each other on the lips, apparently confirming years of viewer speculation that the two cartoon characters were lesbians.
The Christian Post noted that while the Cartoon Network’s online store “only sells to parents or adults, children are just a click away from seeing listings for Steven Universe LGBT-pride pins, a Steven Universe rainbow-themed ‘made of love’ patch and even a Steven Universe ‘kissing tote bag.’”
The Cartoon Network is not the only children’s channel to promote the homosexual lifestyle. In 2016 Nickelodeon featured a same-sex couple on its Loud House cartoon series. And in May Hulu announced more than a dozen new episodes of its series The Bravest Knight, which features two “gay” men raising a young girl as their daughter. In a press release Hulu applauded itself with the observation that The Brave Knightis “breaking boundaries” by “featuring a household with two dads (Sir Cedric and Prince Andrew), making it one of the first children’s television series with an openly gay main character.”
The announcement added that “The Bravest Knight continues Hulu’s commitment to connecting with kids and families through bold approaches in storytelling, and continues to be a supporter of LGBTQ content and creators.”
Also in May, The New American reported that the popular PBS children’s animated series Arthur had introduced the homosexual agenda into its storyline by featuring the same-sex “marriage” of longtime character Mr. Ratburn, a rat, to his aardvark “partner” Patrick. On the air for over 20 years, the daily PBS cartoon show targets four- to eight-year-old children, often dealing with sensitive issues such as cancer, diabetes, dyslexia — and now the homosexual lifestyle.
In the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” title character Arthur and his friends are invited to attend Mr. Ratburn’s wedding, “and assume he is marrying Patty, a female rat,” reported The New American. “But when they realize that Patty is actually Mr. Ratburn’s sister, it isn’t long until they see their teacher walking down the isle with Patrick, his soon-to-be ‘husband.’ The realization that Mr. Ratburn is gay and is marrying a man prompts one of the children to observe: ‘It’s a brand new world!’”


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(Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2019,, 866-295-4143) - Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade was held on June 6, with an estimated 10,000-15,000 in attendance. To counter ultra-Orthodox protests, the police had a massive presence, posting officers every 10 to 20 meters along the parade route and stationing helicopters and drones overhead. Israel’s first homosexual justice minister, Amir Ohana, appointed hours earlier by Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the parade. The city government refused chief rabbi Aryeh Stern’s request to remove rainbow flags, instead ordering the removal of protest posters that read, “Father and Mother = Family. The courage to be normal.” No wonder the Bible calls Jerusalem “Sodom” in Revelation 11:8. Meanwhile, over in Israel’s second largest city, Tel Aviv’s 21st annual pride parade is scheduled for today, June 14, in the midst of a month long homosexual festival that is one of the biggest in the world. Some 200,000 are expected to march in the parade. Tel Aviv’s Hilton Beach was recently voted “one of the best gay beaches in the world” (“Pride Comes to Tel Aviv for the 21st Time,” Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2019). The city’s LGBTQ community center is funded by the government with workers receiving city salaries. It is obvious that the present return of Israel to her land is not the fulfillment of the prophecies of the New Covenant. For “then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations” (Ezekiel 36:24-31). The present return is for the purpose of preparing for the fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th Week (Daniel 9:27), when Israel will rebuild the temple and make a covenant with the Antichrist which will lead to the return of Israel’s true Christ, Jesus, and the establishment of His kingdom.

(Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2019,, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Bombshell book alleges,” CBSNews, Feb. 15, 2019: “A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internal struggle. In the explosive book, In the Closet of the Vatican, author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals who in public denounce homosexuality but in private lead double lives. Aside from the subject matter, the book is astonishing for the access Martel had to the inner sanctum of the Holy See. Martel writes that he spent four years researching it in 30 countries, including weeks at a time living inside the Vatican walls. He says the doors were opened by a key Vatican gatekeeper and friend of Pope Francis who was the subject of the pontiff’s famous remark about gay priests, ‘Who am I to judge?’ ... Martel says he conducted nearly 1,500 in-person interviews with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops or monsignors, and 45 Vatican and foreign ambassadors, many of whom are quoted at length and in on-the-record interviews that he says were recorded. Martel said he was assisted by 80 researchers, translators, fixers and local journalists, as well as a team of 15 lawyers. The 555-page book is being published simultaneously in eight languages in 20 countries, many bearing the title ‘Sodom.’”

(Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2019,, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Trump Becomes First,” Christian Headlines, June 5, 2019: “President Trump ruffled feathers on both sides of the political aisle when he tweeted his support for LGBT Pride Month. On Friday afternoon, the president tweeted, ‘As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!’ ... President Trump pledged on the campaign trail to focus on LGBT issues, showing himself to be the most friendly towards LGBT issues of any of the Republican candidates. In February, he appointed Ric Grenell, the US Ambassador to Germany, to lead the Administration’s efforts to encourage other countries to decriminalize homosexuality. ... American Family Association President Tim Wildmon said, ‘Homosexuality is not something the president should celebrate. It’s unnatural, unhealthy and immoral behavior. We hope he will continue to stand firm against the so-called Equality Act (H.R. 5) and any legislation that threatens religious freedom. Such legislation will use the full force of the federal government to punish Americans who don’t embrace the LGBT political agenda.’”

(Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2019,, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “China: Social Credit System,” Breitbart, May 14, 2019: “China’s state-run newspaper Global Times revealed in a column defending the nation’s authoritarian ‘social credit system’ Monday that the communist regime had blacklisted 13.49 million Chinese citizens for being ‘untrustworthy.’ The article did not specify what these individuals did to find themselves on the list, though the regime has revealed the system assigns a numerical score to every Chinese citizen based on how much the Communist Party approves of his or her behavior. Anything from jaywalking and walking a dog without a leash to criticizing the government on the internet to more serious, violent, and corrupt crimes can hurt a person’s score. The consequences of a low credit score vary, but most commonly appear to be travel restrictions at the moment. China is set to complete the implementation of the system in the country in 2020. As the date approaches, the government’s propaganda arms have escalated its promotion as necessary to live in a civilized society. ... ‘As of March, 13.49 million individuals have been classified as untrustworthy and rejected access to 20.47 million plane tickets and 5.71 million high-speed train tickets for being dishonest,’ the Global Times reported, citing the government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Among the new examples the newspaper highlights as dishonest behavior are failing to pay municipal parking fees, ‘eating on the train,’ and changing jobs with ‘malicious intent.’ ... In addition to limited access to travel, another punishment the Chinese government rolled out in March was the use of an embarrassing ringtone to alert individuals of a low-credit person in their midst. The ringtone would tell those around a person with low credit to be ‘careful in their business dealings’ with them. In the system, all public behavior, the Global Times explained Monday, will be divided into ‘administrative affairs, commercial activities, social behavior, and the judicial system’ once the system is complete. No action will be too small to impact the score. ... Using the nominally private corporation ZTE, China sold a version of its credit system to socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. The system would reportedly work through the already established ‘Fatherland Card, a ration card used to distribute food and medicine to Maduro’s supporters. Anyone who indicated opposition to the regime put their food supply at risk. With ZTE technology, the ‘Fatherland Card’ can track the purchases and real-time locations of any Venezuelan.”

 (Friday Church News Notes, June 14, 2019,,, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Poll: Church Membership Dropped,” Brown’s Newsletter, April 2019: “Church membership has plummeted in the last two decades by nearly twenty percent. Across the United States, now, only fifty percent of U.S. adults belong to a church and or a religious institution. Further, demographically, the drop was recorded highest among Democrats and Hispanics. Throughout the twentieth century, church and/or religious membership hovered around seventy percent, with the last recording of such in 1999. Meanwhile, the number of persons with no religious affiliation jumped from eight percent to nineteen percent. The new Gallup findings underscore [a] generational dynamic. Among Americans 65 and older, church membership in 2016-2018 averaged 64% percent, compared to 41% among those aged 18-29.”