Monday, August 26, 2019


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Texas Homeschool Coalition:
CPS Illegally takes 4 year Homeschooled Child
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TEXAS, August 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a heartbreaking case of complete disregard for parental rights, four-year-old Drake Pardo was illegally taken from his parents by Child Protective Services (CPS) and uniformed police officers on June 20, 2019 in East Texas.
After almost two months, multiple court appearances, and the admission of CPS in court that they had not met all of the necessary requirements for removing Drake, the Pardos are tragically still separated from their young son over a claim of “medical negligence.”
Texas Sen. Bob Hall of the state’s second district called the case an “egregious miscarriage of justice.” 
“This is not just about this family,” said Tim Lambert, President of the Texas Homeschool Coalition (THSC). “CPS is broken. It is systemic and there needs to be real change in this system. That is the message we have for the governor and other legislators.” 
Lambert told LifeSiteNews that despite court precedent, Texas judges feel as though they are responsible for making decisions for children if their parents disagree with non-parents in court. The THSC is helping the Pardos, who homeschool their three kids. The group has worked to defend the rights of homeschool families – and now parental rights – in Texas since 1986. Lambert spoke in detail with LifeSiteNews about Drake Pardo’s case and efforts to reunite the family.
Over 100 years of court precedent have established that parents should be responsible for making decisions for their children unless otherwise proven unfit to do so, but this is not recognized in the state of Texas. THSC has worked to pass laws protecting parental rights, but has been met with some resistance from family lawyers who have questioned whether presuming parents are fit to make decisions for their kids unless proven otherwise is valid or safe.

Every parent’s worst nightmare 

Drake has had brain surgery, serious eating issues, and may have autism. The Pardos had been seeking proper medical care for Drake for years, as evidenced by his 6,000 pages of medical records. 
On June 20, Ashley and Daniel Pardo heard a knock at the door and were told the person at the door had a warrant. The CPS case worker barely showed the Pardos the warrant and refused to discuss anything them, but continued to repeat that they needed to bring out “the child” and they could discuss details on July 2 in court. 
The brazenness of the CPS worker in demanding that parents give their child to the state without any information or explanation shows a complete lack of respect for family structure and parents’ responsibility to protect and care for their children.
Despite lovingly caring for their three children, the Pardos are faced with what can only be described as a parent’s worst nightmare. The state has essentially kidnapped their son and the court process is providing little in the way of timely relief. The Pardos have testified in court that they have followed and intend to continue to follow all the medical recommendations of Drake’s doctors. CPS rebutted that Drake was receiving that same medical care while in state custody, so there was no need for Drake to return home – yet another demonstration of the state’s lack of understanding of the value of family. Medical care alone does not constitute complete care of a child. In fact, Drake is apparently not truly receiving quality care as he had lost six pounds in the first two weeks of CPS care, a very serious issue for a four-year-old with eating and weight maintenance issues. 

Nightmare began when Pardos submitted complaint against hospital doctor

This saga began on April 22 when the Pardos submitted an official complaint against Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Their complaint: Drake’s doctor refused to visit him while he was admitted to the hospital for multiple days. The physician the Pardos filed the complaint against had been seeing Drake for years and disagreed with the parents’ desire to get a second opinion on the type of feeding tube that would be best for Drake. 
The hospital stated they would review the complaint within 45 days, but the Pardos were never contacted by the hospital. On day 46, Drake was taken from them in their home. After the complaint was filed, the physician passed Drake’s files along to Dr. Suzanne Dakil, a member of the “Child Abuse” unit at Children’s Medical Center Dallas for review. Dr. Dakil completed an affidavit with speculative claims that she said needed to be confirmed or ruled out only after meeting with the parents. Dr. Dakil did not state Drake was in an emergency situation, and she stated under oath that she was surprised CPS removed Drake from his family. 
Just a week before Drake was taken from his home, CPS left a business card on the Pardos’ front porch. Ashley and Daniel then quickly got in touch with Family Rights Advocacy and were eventually referred to THSC since they are THSC members. THSC was able to connect the Pardos with an attorney who represents THSC families in these and other legal cases. 
That lawyer then communicated with CPS. Despite agreeing to meet to discuss the case, the CPS caseworker later testified in court that she intentionally did not inform the Pardos of a meeting with the physician who initially brought CPS into the case, Dr. Dakil, because the Pardos’ lawyer was allegedly combative toward her. 
On June 29, the Pardos met with Dr. Dakil and all parties agreed to a treatment plan, except CPS. They insisted Drake stay in their custody. 
On July 2, Judge Michael Chitty granted CPS custody of Drake for up to a year when presented with the following justifications by CPS: the Pardos did not show up at a meeting they were never informed of on June 10, and CPS believed Dr. Dakil’s report justified immediate removal. Again, Dr. Dakil testified in court that she did not recommend removal of Drake from his family, nor did she believe his case was an emergency. Dr. Dakil had never even met Drake or the Pardos.
The CPS caseworker and supervisor even admitted in court that they had no knowledge of any wrongdoing by the parents and had not pursued other avenues for addressing the concerns. Despite this, the judge still approved CPS’s request for a gag order on Ashley and Daniel. This prevents them from discussing Drake’s case with the media or on any social platform. If they do so, they risk jail time.

CPS admits under oath to violating state, federal laws

Mr. Lambert noted he is “very encouraged by the response of the Dallas Court of Appeals. We think they are very interested in giving us relief.” 
At the latest hearing on August 9, CPS demanded Ashley and Daniel admit in court to child abuse and mental health issues in order to have Drake returned. But if they were to do this it could be a criminal liability and they would likely have to give up custody of all their children. Even the judge at the hearing chastised CPS for such ridiculous demands. 
In addition, CPS admitted under oath that they violated state and federal law in the creation of a family plan for Drake. A family plan must be created and agreed upon by CPS and the family prior to returning a child to the family. In the case of the Pardos, CPS presented them with an already-complete plan and demanded they sign off on it. The judge thankfully denied the approval of the family plan created by CPS. 
Drake is still in CPS custody and the Pardos have limited visitation rights controlled completely by CPS. The Pardos can only see Drake under observation and at a time and place specified by CPS. 

Children in foster care subjected to dangerous drug trials, face high rates of sexual abuse 

Sadly, the Pardo case is not unique. CPS has made many high profile “errors” in Texas. Unsurprisingly, the mental and physical health of these children deteriorates while they are under government care.
In a case that received widespread publicity, Justina Pelletier’s parents lost custody of their teenage daughter over a disagreement with doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Justina was in state custody for 16 months, and was locked in a psychiatric ward and not treated for her mitochondrial disease. The Pelletiers eventually regained custody of Justina and are now suing Boston Children’s Hospital.
Justina lost her ability to walk due to the mistreatment she received while in state custody. 
Many children under state medical care are used as “guinea pigs” for testing drug trials and experimental medical treatment. 
For example, in 2005 the Associated Press (AP) uncovered that over the course of two decades, the government used foster children to test AIDS drugs. Texas was one of the states that allowed children in its care to be subjects in the experiments.
This was done “often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states,” the AP found. “It also exposed a vulnerable population to the risks of medical research and drugs that were known to have serious side effects in adults and for which the safety for children was unknown.”
The report continued:
The research was conducted in at least seven states — Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Colorado and Texas — and involved more than four dozen different studies. The foster children ranged from infants to late teens, according to interviews and government records.
Several studies that enlisted foster children reported patients suffered side effects such as rashes, vomiting and sharp drops in infection-fighting blood cells as they tested antiretroviral drugs to suppress AIDS or other medicines to treat secondary infections.
In one study, researchers reported a “disturbing” higher death rate among children who took higher doses of a drug. That study was unable to determine a safe and effective dosage.
Researchers reported some children had to be taken off the drug because of “serious toxicity,” others developed rashes, and the rates of death and blood toxicity were significantly higher in children who took the medicine daily, rather than weekly.
At least 10 children died from a variety of causes, including four from blood poisoning, and researchers said they were unable to determine a safe, useful dosage. They said the deaths didn’t appear to be “directly attributable” to [the drug] dapsone but nonetheless were “disturbing.”
“A study by John Hopkins University found that children who are in foster care are four times more likely to be sexually abused than other children not in this setting,” notes the legal website “Additionally, children who are in group homes are 28 times more likely to be abused than children not living in these homes.”
On August 12, 2019, PJ Media reported:
Cynthia Abcug’s son has been out of her care for over 80 days. Seven-year-old Michael* [name changed for privacy reasons] was taken from his mother’s care when Douglas County CPS took him alleging that Abcug “may be exaggerating his medical condition.” Medical reports do not corroborate the county’s claim. Abcug was also denied due process in several ways leading up to, and after, the removal of her son. That evidence can be seen in previous reporting on this issue here. She was finally allowed to see her son after 66 days of separation and she said he begged to be returned home. Her court-appointed supervisor, paid for by the county, instructed her she was not allowed to give him any comfort items or tell him she loves him during her visitation.
Since then, she has seen him two more times. The first time, Michael had a black eye. The second time he complained to her that his “sphincter hurt.” When she asked him what a sphincter is, he reportedly told her, “it’s my butthole and my foster family taught me that.” The supervisor in the room, Maureen MacLaughlin, a counselor contracted with the county to supervise visits, overheard this exchange and told Abcug it concerned her. Unfortunately for Michael, it did not concern her enough to stop him from being returned to the same foster family that same day. 
In some states, something as simple as refusing to agree to an aggressive vaccine schedule for a child can lead to a CPS inquiry or accusations of “medical neglect.”
Click HERE to sign the THSC petition asking Drake be allowed to go home.
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Updated August 22, 2019 (first published September 27, 2012)
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061 866-295-4143,
The following is from the the latest edition of the Directory of Contemporary Worship Musicians, which is available in print or as a free eBook from Way of Life Literature, --
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Keith and Kristyn Getty’s “contemporary hymns” are used widely among “traditional, non-contemporary” churches, because they are considered relatively safe. At least eight of their songs are included in Majesty Music’s Rejoice Hymns.  Twenty-nine of their songs are featured in Hymns Modern and Ancient, published by Heart Publications, a ministry of Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association and compiled by Fred Coleman who heads up Bob Jones University’s Department of Church Music. Both Crown Baptist College and West Coast Baptist College, the two largest independent Baptist Bible colleges, perform Getty material in their services. The Getty’s popular songs include “Don’t Let Me Lose My Wonder,” “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), “Speak, Oh Lord,” and “The Power of the Cross.” Typically, the lyrics are Scriptural and the tunes are not blaring rock & roll (though the Gettys can and do rock out in their concerts). What could be wrong with this, then? Among all of the contemporary worship musicians, I consider the Getty’s perhaps the most dangerous, because what they are offering is wrapped in a package that is attractive to “fundamentalists” -- from their Irish brogue and their physical attractiveness, fairly conservative appearance, and effervescent cheerfulness to their foot-tapping, Emerald Isle-tinged music and the spiritual depth of their lyrics. They aren’t writing the typical CCM 7-11 music (7 words sung 11 times); their lyrics have scriptural substance.  But as likable as the Gettys are, that attractive, “conservative-appearing” package is a bridge to truly great spiritual danger. The Gettys represent the exceedingly dangerous world of contemporary worship music as definitely as does Graham Kendrick or Darlene Zschech, and any bridges that Bible-believing churches build to the Gettys are bridges built to the one-world church and even to secular rock. We are living in the age of end-time technology, which means that one can no longer use songs and hymns without the listeners being able to come into communication with the authors with great ease. Whereas even 30 years ago, it was difficult to contact and be influenced by authors of Christian music, that has changed dramatically with the Internet.  Today if people in a Bible-believing church hear songs by Jack Hayford or MercyMe or Graham Kendrick or Stuart Townend or Darlene Zschech or Keith Getty, songs heard in “adapted form” in many Bible-believing churches, they can easily search for that group or individual on the web and come into intimate contact with these people -- not only in contact with their music (typically played in "real" rock & roll style as opposed to the watered-down soft-rock ballad versions performed in churches that are beginning to dabble with contemporary praise music), but also in contact with their ecumenical/charismatic/separatist hating/one-world church philosophy. Let’s say someone hears the choir perform “In Christ Alone” or “The Power of the Cross” by the Gettys. He likes the music and decides to check them out on the web. He comes across the Gettys rocking out at their concerts and begins to question his church’s stand against rock music. He sees the Gettys associating with anyone and everyone and begins to question biblical separation. “The Gettys seem so sincere and Christ-loving; maybe I’ve been too hard-nosed in my Christianity; maybe the separatist stance is all wrong; perhaps I should lighten up.” He comes across Keith Getty’s July 2013 interview with Assist Ministries and decides to listen to what the man has to say. He hears Getty speak highly of Bono and C.S. Lewis, so he decides to take a look at these people, and by so doing he begins to question fundamental Bible doctrines. After time, through the influence of the Gettys, the soul who was once a content member of a Bible-believing church, raising his children in a Bible-believing path, is on the high road to the emerging church and his children and grandchildren will end up who knows where.  The same could be said for the influence of Townend or Kendrick or MercyMe or Zschech or hundreds of other prominent contemporary worship musicians, because they hold the same philosophy and represent the same bridge to spiritual danger. Men such as Paul Chappell and Clarence Sexton and Ron Hamilton, who should know better but who are defending the use of contemporary praise music either in word or by example, will answer to God for the souls that cross the bridges they are building to the dangerous world that is represented by this music.  The Getty’s ecumenical, one-world-church goal is to “bring everyone together musically” ( They want to “bridge the gap between the traditional and contemporary” ( In a July 2013 interview, Keith Getty mentioned vile rocker Sting and homosexual rocker Elton John in a positive light, with not a hint of warning. The interview was with Dan Wooding of Assist Ministries and was broadcast on Frontpage Radio from Nashville -- The Gettys list the Beatles as a major musical influence, and I have never heard them warn God’s people to stay away from the Beatles.  Thus any bridge that Bible-believing churches build to the Gettys is a bridge beyond to the world of secular rock, because the Gettys speak in positive terms of that world instead of reproving the unfruitful works of darkness in accordance with Ephesians 5:11.  While the Getty’s worship music is fairly conservative in its rhythm, they are not opposed to rock & roll. They themselves rock pretty hard at some venues. And while they don’t write hard rock worship songs, they don’t speak against this, either. In fact, Keith Getty recently said that he is glad for edgy, rocking renditions of his music by artists such as Newsboys, Ricky Skaggs, Owl City, Alison Krauss, and Natalie Grant, because “it is an honor” for him to witness popular modern musicians record them, and “it’s also interesting to hear their interpretation of it and useful for the song because it helps the song get played more” (“The Gettys Exclusive: Famed Hymn Writers Talk Irish Christmas Tour,” Christian Post, Dec. 2, 2014). The Gettys are also a bridge to a wide variety of theological heresy.  In the same 2013 interview Keith Getty heaped praise on Bono of the Irish rock band U2, calling him a “brilliant theological thinker” and saying that Bono “cares for a lot of the things that Christ asks us to care about.” He also said, “I love his passion for life and his passion for learning.” Getty had absolutely nothing to say about Bono by word of warning. Bono rarely even attends church, and when he does it is often a viciously heretical “church” like Glide Memorial United Methodist in San Francisco (Bill Flanagan, U2 and the End of the World, p. 99). Bono’s biographer said that he has been a frequent worshiper at Glide. Cecil Williams, former pastor of the church, doesn’t believe in heaven; he began performing homosexual “marriages” in 1965; and church “celebrations” have included dancing with complete nudity.  This is Bono’s type of Christianity. Bono says that he believes that Jesus died on the cross for his sins and that “he is holding out for grace,” but Bono’s “grace” is a grace that does not result in radical conversion and a new way of life; it is a grace without repentance; it is a grace that does not produce holiness, in contrast with Titus 2:11-15. Nowhere does Bono warn his myriads of listeners to turn to Christ before it is too late and before they pass out of this life into eternal hell. In fact, he says that heaven and hell are on this earth (Bono on Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas, 2005, p. 254). Bono says that the older he gets the more comfort he finds in Roman Catholicism (Bono on Bono, p. 201). But he has nothing good to say about biblical “fundamentalism,” falsely claiming that it is a denial that God is love (Bono on Bono, p. 167) and calling it vile names (p. 147). The problem is that Bono defines love by the rock & roll dictionary rather than by the Bible, which says, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (1 John 5:3). Bill Flanagan, a U2 friend who has traveled extensively with the group, in his authorized biography describes them as heavy drinkers and constant visitors to bars, brothels, and nightclubs (Flanagan, U2 at the End of the World, p. 145). Bono admits that he lives “a fairly decadent kind of selfish-art-oriented lifestyle” (Flanagan, p. 79). Many of Bono’s statements cannot be printed in a Christian publication. Appearing on the Golden Globe Awards broadcast by NBC television in 2003, Bono shouted a vile curse word. Bono told the media that he and his bandmates planned to spend New Year’s Eve 2000 in Dublin, because “Dublin knows how to drink” (Bono, USA Today, Oct. 15, 1999, p. E1). In 2006 Bono said: “I recently read in one of St. Paul’s letters where it describes all of the fruits of the spirit, and I had none of them” (“Enough Rope with Andrew Denton,” March 13, 2006). In October 2008, Fox News reported that Bono and rocker friend Simon Carmody partied with teenage girls on a yacht in St. Tropez. The report, which was accompanied by a photo of Bono holding two bikini-clad teenagers on his lap at a bar (Fox News, Oct. 27, 2008). This is the man that Keith Getty publicly calls a brilliant theologian and praises for caring about things that Christ tells us to care about! Doesn’t Christ care about truth and holiness and a pure gospel and repentance and sound doctrine and separation from the world, Keith? Aren’t these absolute fundamentals? Doesn’t the Bible say, “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4)? Doesn’t the Bible say, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4)? (For more about Bono see the report “The Rock Group U2” at Any bridge that Bible-believing churches build to the Gettys is a bridge beyond the Gettys to people like Bono of U2. In the same 2013 interview, Getty claimed C.S. Lewis as a major theological influence. Yet Lewis rejected the fundamental doctrines of the infallible inspiration of Scripture and “penal substitutionary atonement” and believed in purgatory and baptismal regeneration (“C.S. Lewis Superstar,” Christianity Today, Dec. 2005). Lewis rejected the historicity of Jonah and Job. He believed in prayers to the dead and confession to a priest. He held to theistic evolution, believing that “man is physically descended from animals” and calling the Genesis account of creation “a Hebrew folk tale” (Lewis, The Problem of Pain). He denied the eternal torment of hell and claimed that followers of pagan religions can be saved without acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour (Lewis, Mere ChristianityThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle). (For more about Lewis see the free eBook Evangelicals and C.S. Lewis at This is a man that Getty honors as a major theological influence and about whom he has nothing negative to say. No warnings. No separation.  Any bridge that Bible-believing churches build to the Gettys is a bridge beyond the Gettys to heretics like C.S. Lewis. The Gettys are called “modern hymn writers” but their music is syncretistic. They “fuse the music of their Irish heritage with the sounds of Nashville, their newly adopted home.” As we have noted, the Gettys list the Beatles as a major musical influence.  Keith arranged some of the songs on Michael W. Smith’s charismatic Healing Rain album.  The Gettys have a close working relationship with Stuart Townend, who is radically charismatic and ecumenical. Not only do they write and publish songs with Townend, but they also tour together, joining hands, for example, in the Celtic Islands Tour 2012. Townend is charismatic in theology and radically ecumenical in philosophy, supporting the Alpha program which bridges charismatic, Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches. He is a member of the charismatic Church of Christ the King in Brighton, U.K. and supports the “extraordinary manifestations of the Spirit,” which refers to the demonic/fleshly charismatic mysticism such as meaningless gibberish, spirit slaying, holy laughter, and shaking. Townend’s testimony of salvation is extremely weak, as stated in the following biographical sketch from “Stuart grew up as the youngest of four children in a Christian family in West Yorkshire where his father was a Church of England vicar. Stuart’s family always enjoyed music and one brother, Ian, went on to become a member of the group Heartbeat. Stuart himself began to play the piano at the age of 7. It was while living in West Yorkshire that at the age of 13 he made his Christian commitment. Then later at the age of 18, when helping to lead a children’s camp in Hand Cross, West Sussex, he had a profound experience of the Holy Spirit.” Townend has a false concept of Christ. When asked, “What would Jesus sing?” he replied: “I think he would be doing thrash metal or hip hop or something where we’d go, ‘He can’t do that!’ Because I think he would be challenging our comfortable perceptions. I don’t know what he would sing or whose songs he would sing, but I believe he would do it in a way that would surprise and probably shock us” (“What Would Jesus Sing?” from an interview with Stuart Townend, TV series Principles of Praise, 2011, So, according to Townend, instead of singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, Jesus would be singing thrash metal and hip hop and trying to shock us with His musical choices. That is not the thrice holy Jesus described in Scripture. It is true that Jesus shocked the religious crowd of His day, but that was not because He was performing worldly musical numbers, gyrating to rap, and screaming out thrash! It was because the religious crowd had rejected God’s Word and He was God’s Word incarnate, so they did not recognize, understand, or appreciate Him. He came to fulfill every jot and tittle of the holy Law of God (Matthew 5:17-19). Jesus was a friend of sinners, but He did not sin with sinners and He was no sort of a party dude. He frequently preached on hell and demanded repentance, and that would put the brakes on any party! Since the Christian rock crowd loves to shock people, they think Jesus is like them. Christian rockers lose no sleep at the fact that many of the saints are upset and discouraged with their music because they consider it worldly and inappropriate for the service of Christ. Christian rockers have taken over countless once-traditional churches even to the extreme of pushing aside and running over anyone who got in the way of their musical “choices.” Instead of sympathizing with the saints who oppose their music, they slander them as Pharisees and legalists and mindless traditionalists. This is not the spirit of Jesus. He solemnly warned about offending those who believe on Him (Matthew 18:2-10). Paul, too, issued this warning. “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way. ... Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another” (Romans 14:1319). In July 2012, the Gettys joined Townend and Roman Catholic Matt Maher on NewsongCafe on They played and discussed “The Power of the Cross,” which was co-written by Getty-Townend. The 10-minute program promoted ecumenical unity, with Maher/Townend/Getty entirely one in the spirit through the music. Fundamental doctrinal differences are so meaningless that they are not even mentioned. Spiritual abominations such as the papacy, the mass, infant baptism, baptismal regeneration, and Mariolatry were ignored. Jude 3 was despised and Romans 16:17 completely disobeyed for the sake of building the one-world church through contemporary Christian music. Keith Getty collaborated with Catholic Margaret Becker in the song “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer.” In an interview Becker said, “One of my missions has been to say, let’s not label ourselves, let’s not put up walls between each other. I may go to a Catholic church, that does not mean I’m Catholic, in that I cannot (disagree with) any Catholic rhetoric or Catholic belief” (“US singer to make an appearance at Cross Rhythms ’95,” CR Magazine, June 1, 1995).  Getty also collaborated with Roman Catholic Máire [pronounced Moya] Brennan in writing “With the Early Morning.” Brennan says, “Christians fighting Christians, Catholics and Protestants! It breaks my heart, because we're all stemming from the same rock. We should look at that and not at what we’ve become. I discovered an awful lot, being from a Catholic background and getting married to a Protestant” (“Back to the Rock of Ages: Maire Brennan Talks to Christina Rodden,” This is the ecumenical Christianity of the Gettys. In October 2012, the Gettys joined hands with emerging heretic Leonard Sweet at the National Worship Leader Conference in San Diego. Sweet calls his universalist-tinged doctrine New Light and “quantum spirituality” and “the Christ consciousness” and describes it in terms of “the union of the human with the divine” which is the “center feature of all the world’s religions” (Quantum Spirituality, p. 235). He defines the New Light as “a structure of human becoming, a channeling of Christ energies through mindbody experience” (Quantum Spirituality, p. 70). Sweet says that “New Light pastors” hold the doctrine of “embodiment of God in the very substance of creation” (p. 124). In Carpe Mañana, Sweet says that the earth is as much a part of the body of Christ as humans and that humanity and the earth constitutes “a cosmic body of Christ” (p. 124). Sweet lists some of the “New Light leaders” that have influenced his thinking as Matthew Fox, M. Scott Peck, Willis Harman, and Ken Wilber. These are prominent New Agers who believe in the divinity of man, as we have documented in the bookThe New Age Tower of Babel. Sweet has endorsed The Shack with its non-judgmental father-mother god, and he promotes Roman Catholic contemplative mysticism and dangerous mystics such as the Catholic-Buddhist Thomas Merton. (For documentation see the book Contemplative Mysticism, which is available in print and eBook editions from Way of Life Literature -- Any bridge that Bible-believing churches build to the Gettys is a bridge beyond the Gettys to heretics such as C.S. Lewis and Bono, to the Roman Catholic Church, to the Charismatic movement, to the filthy world of secular rock, to emergents and New Agers like Leonard Sweet, and to every element of the end-time one-world “church.”



Hong Kong protests turn violent as police fire live ammunition

Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the summerlong protests that have shaken the city’s government and residents. The day’s main showdown took place on a major drag in the outlying Tsuen Wan district following a protest march that ended in a nearby park. While a large crowd rallied in the park, a group of hard-line protesters took over a main street, strewing bamboo poles on the pavement and lining up orange and white traffic barriers and cones to obstruct police. After hoisting warning flags, police used tear gas to try to disperse the crowd. Protesters responded by throwing bricks and gasoline bombs toward the police. The result was a surreal scene of small fires and scattered paving bricks on the street between the two sides, rising clouds of tear gas and green and blue laser lights pointed by the protesters at the police.
Riot police clashed with protesters in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district and police drew their guns for one of the first times since the protests began. The CBC’s Chris Brown was in the thick of it as the violence intensified.

China's Plan For Hong Kong Invasion Revealed

Infowars reporters are on the ground in Hong Kong breaking down these bombshell developments

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The massive bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland China is critical for the Chinese military to control if it attempts a full-blown invasion of Hong Kong.
Infowars is on the ground in Hong Kong explaining what’s going on right now:
The bridge links Hong Kong to Macau, another autonomous city that was once a port of the Portuguese Empire.
China has fixed Macau’s election, set to take place this Sunday, August 25th. The communist party is placing pro-Beijing leaders in power to slowly take over the city’s freedoms:
 Bombshell, On-The-Ground Coverage: Hong Kong Protests Expose Freefall Collapse of Globalism



Despite fears of being kidnapped by Chinese forces, protestors still press on

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Beijing’s decision to focus less on Hong Kong while building up neighboring Shenzhen as a rival city reveals the loosening influence that globalism is having on world populations.
China knows the world is watching, and has avoided a Tiananmen Square-style response to the Hong Kong protests so far in part because many of the young protesters have nothing to lose due to extreme cost of living in the city combined with low wages.
Some estimates indicate that nearly half of Hong Kong’s population are considered “working poor” in which they are employed, but don’t make enough money for basic living needs.
The picture is clear: Hong Kong is expensive, and housing is a huge expense for most people. Price-To-Income (a basic measurement for housing affordability) in Hong Kong is almost double that of New York City (35.8 in HK; 19.5 in NYC).
What can low-income residents do? Some have the patience to wait in extremely inhumane living arrangements until the day a public housing spot opens up: some build shelters on others’ roofs, and some spend their nights at McDonald’s as McRefugees. Most of them live “creatively” day-to-day, because they have no other choice.
In short, such a heavy-handed response against protesters would backfire, and in a way it’s unprecedented for China to instead focus on a relatively-peaceful solution of developing Shenzhen as a more “autonomous special economic zone.”
Infowars is on the ground in Hong Kong with in-depth interviews with locals and unprecedented coverage of what’s going on.
And as you’ll see from the following reports, many of the protesters fear being kidnapped by Chinese authorities, but that hasn’t stopped them from pressing on, which highlights the waning influence of globalism pushed by highly-centralized governments.