University of Iowa Kicks Christian Student Group For Its Religious Beliefs

The Univerisity of Iowa has made it mandatory to be an officially recognized student group that group must approve of and support homosexuality.  Otherwise, your group is not accepted officially and you are a “hater” or “against love”…  By definition that excludes every Bible-believing Christian.   The strategy is to marginalize any and all that have a moral objection to homosexuality.  The movement of homosexual rights that the left has embraced and pushed is to attack Bible-believing Christians.

The university stripped The Business Leaders in Christ of their status on campus after a member claimed he was denied a leadership position for being openly gay. The group, however, says the member was rejected because “he expressly stated that he rejected BLinC’s religious beliefs and would not follow them.”

“Members should conduct their careers without the greed, racism, sexual immorality and selfishness that all too often arise in business, political, and cultural institutions,” a portion of group’s statement of faith says.

University of Iowa spokesperson Anne Bassett issued a statement to Fox News accusing BLinC of violating the school’s Human Rights Policy and the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

“…When a voluntary student organization chooses to become a registered student organization, it must adhere to the mission of the university, the UI’s policies and procedures, and all local, state, and federal laws,” said Bassett, who also emphasized the school’s 20 religious student organizations on campus and “the worship opportunities in the surrounding community.”…

As a de-registered student group, BLinC no longer receives funding or access to university facilities enjoyed by the other 500 student groups. To get back in the school’s good graces, BLinC would have to amended its statement of faith and submit an “acceptable plan” for selecting leaders.FoxNews

Lawsuit

The University of Iowa kicked a small Christian group of students, Business Leaders in Christ, off campus recently, because they regularly share their religious beliefs. In response, the group sued. The dean of students told BLinC that if it wants to be back on campus, it must “revise” its religious beliefs and submit an “acceptable plan” for selecting its leaders.

In BLinC v. University of Iowa, BLinC asks the court to stop this religious discrimination and allow it to choose leaders who embrace its mission, just like every other student group on campus. Becket, a legal organization that specializes in religious liberty, is representing the student group.

BLinC is a small student organization that gives Christian students a forum for discussing how to incorporate their beliefs in the competitive business world. Like many religious groups, its members also serve others because of their religious beliefs. On Sept. 1, the university told BLinC it could select leaders who affirm its beliefs, so long as those beliefs were clearly stated so students would be aware of them. But after BLinC added a statement of its religious beliefs to its campus webpage, the university responded by kicking it off campus shortly before Thanksgiving…

“This is premeditated religious discrimination, plain and simple,” said Eric Baxter, senior counsel at Becket.“A state school cannot demand a change to students’ faith any more than the U.S. President could demand a change to the Bible.”  WashingtonExaminer

Muslim Migrant ‘Child Refugee’ Who Raped And Murdered EU Official’s Daughter Is 33

Hussein Khavari entered Germany as an unaccompanied minor, a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker that was actually 31 years old.  Before Germany, in 2013 he was arrested and sentenced to ten years for attempted murder in Corfu.  German officials are indifferent to protecting their own citizens.

An Afghan man who claimed he was 17 years old to be granted asylum in Germany where he later raped and killed an EU official’s daughter is 33 years old, a court heard.

Hussein Khavari ambushed 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger in Freiberg in October last year before raping her and drowning her in a river.

Khavari had applied for asylum as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ when the attack took place, but his father has told German authorities that he is much older…

But his father, who lives in Iran, informed the court via telephone that his son is born in January 1984, making him nearly 34 years old, Welt reports.
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Iceland’s First Pagan Temple To Norse gods Since Viking Age Ready In Late 2018

In Iceland, paganism is going mainstream in that society with the building of a pagan temple to honor the old Norse gods.  Iceland’s first pagan temple in 1000 years.  The pagan temple will overlook Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.

 The Ásatrú temple in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavik will be ready in the latter part of next year. There’s been a break in the construction of the temple but construction will begin again in January.

The building was supposed to be ready by next summer but construction had proved more complicated than previously thought.  This was confirmed by head chieftain Hilmar Örn Himarsson of the Ásatrú society of Iceland to Morgunblaðið.  IcelandMonitor

“In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats
Their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,”  Isaiah 2:20

There have been no temples to the Norse gods in Iceland for over 900 years, but in 2015, the Ásatrú Society, re-established in 1972, began construction on a modern temple in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. It is expected to be ready for use sometime this summer at a final cost of around $1.25 million.

The pagan religion is making a comeback in Iceland, necessitating the construction of the new facility. Established 45 years ago by farmer Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, the Ásatrú Society initially had 12 members. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in Iceland, there were 2,382 members in 2014; today there are 3,583 members.

“I think more people are seeing what we’re doing and they like it,” said Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, current High Chieftain and director of the Ásatrú movement, in an interview in Iceland Monitor. “We do not recruit members. We just encourage people to come if they are interested.  Our ceremonies are open to everyone.”

There may be another reason for the rise in Ásatrú popularity. Unlike the mainstream Lutheran church that most Icelanders attend, the Icelandic version of neo-paganism promotes same-sex weddings.

“There has been a massive increase in demand for same-sex wedding ceremonies in the last year, an explosion really,” Hilmarsson said in an interview in Gay Iceland, noting that many foreign citizens visit Iceland specifically to be married in his pagan service. “The pagan belief is very inclusive and we are open to all opinions, so we welcome all, gay or straight, Icelandic or foreign.”  BreakingNewsIsrael

Online:  A religion that speaks to people today – a video interview with the head chieftain about the temple.

Baby Body Parts Brokering Companies Ordered To Cease Operations

The case.

The case involves DaVinci Biologics’ sale of fetal tissue products for “valuable consideration” which is illegal under both California (HSC Section 125320) and federal law (42 US Section 289-g-2(a)). From 2009-2015, DaVinci Biologics obtained aborted fetal donations from Planned Parenthood and turned those donations into a profit-driven business.  The company sold hundreds of different “pre-natal products,” for high-margin valuable consideration to companies all over the world, in violation of the law.

The company is also accused of padding packaging, handling and shipping costs to earn extra profits from the sale of fetal parts, and continuing to operate after the State Franchise Tax Board forfeited both DaVinci and DV Biologics’ powers, rights and privileges in July 2015 and November 2014, respectively. LiveAction

These companies are owned by an internationally known crime family.

DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the Orange County prosecutor for illegally selling baby body parts supplied by Planned Parenthood to pharmaceutical companies and schools across America and at least 10 countries for millions of dollars in profit.

The companies avoided a court ruling by settling out of court. The companies, whose owners who are part of an Ecuadoran family convicted of bank fraud amounting to more than $600 million dollars, were forced to pay $7.785 million, turn over more than $10,000 in laboratory equipment and storage containers, and pay $195,000 in civil penalties.

Both companies must cease doing business in California. These companies created catalogues of baby body parts and even ran “specials” to sell to pharmaceutical companies and universities.

“The lawsuit by the Orange County prosecutor began with the report generated by the House Select Committee investigating Planned Parenthood,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Now that the Department of Justice has picked up the investigation of Planned Parenthood, it is time for the source that trafficked in baby body parts to also face justice.

“These despicable acts by these companies and their owners underscores why our client Sandra “Susan” Merritt should be applauded for revealing the seedy underbelly of Planned Parenthood.”

For Merritt’s undercover work, Planned Parenthood attempted to intimidate Liberty Counsel’s client with a retaliatory $16 million suit, and the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a 15-count criminal complaint that is unprecedented in the history of the state. Liberty Counsel is defending Merritt in both cases.

DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences are owned by Andres Isaias, who is a part of an internationally known crime family. His uncles, Roberto Isaias and William Isaias, were convicted and sentenced in Ecuador for driving their bank into the ground and then using false documents to get a government bailout.

Their fraud cost the country $661.5 million dollars and more than $200 million in assets were not recovered. Andres’ father, Estefano Isaias Sr., was also involved but not charged, according to Operation Rescue. However, rather than Roberto and William serving eight years in prison, the extended family made $320,000 in political donations between 2010-2014, the vast majority of which went to Democrat candidates, including $90,000 to President Obama’s re-election campaign.

They sought asylum in America with their extended families, and their immigration received expedited treatment from the Hillary Clinton-led State Department. Hillary Clinton’s State Department actively fought Ecuador’s requests to deport the brothers, according to The New York Times. Up to now, many extended family members were involved in these companies. Andres’ father and brother managed the financial aspect of both companies and Andres’ cousin, the son of Roberto Isaias, and additional family members were also involved.

The Orange County complaint alleges Estefano Isaias Jr received profits from the sale of baby body parts. He is also CEO of an online porn business.  CharismaNews

Venezuela’s Socialist Tragedy Was Predictable – But No Less Horrifying

Socialism does not work, has never worked, and will never work.

To watch Venezuela’s downfall is to be horrified. Venezuelans have been reduced to zombies. They have to queue for hours just to obtain a bag of rice or a few eggs. Eight out of 10 medicines are not available. There is no toilet roll, and toothpaste and contraceptives are extremely hard to obtain. The minimum wage – including luncheon vouchers – is the equivalent of £3.70 a month.

In the face of all this, Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan president, has now taken the obvious next step in his socialist dictator’s playbook and banned the main opposition parties from contesting presidential elections next year. The country’s atrocious economic situation has made him so detested that he couldn’t possibly win free and fair elections. That is a tragedy, but as with many tragedies, it is in large part self-inflicted.  Telegraph

Online:   Venezuela: The Tragedy of Socialism

Curious Children Ask Parents 73 Questions A Day On Average

Many of the questions relate to God.

If you feel like your toddler endlessly bombards you with questions, it’s not just you: curious children ask an average of 73 a day, a new study finds.

Led by child psychologist Dr. Sam Wass, British researchers polled 1,500 parents across the United Kingdom, hoping to learn more about the frequency and nature of questions asked by inquisitive kids, along with how having to constantly craft responses affected parents.

While nearly a third of parents admitted that their child’s incessant curiosity tired them, about four in ten expressed pride at how their son or daughter seemed to take keen interest in their surrounding world.

Perhaps more importantly, parents struggled to answer about half of the questions that they were innocently asked, the researchers found, often turning to Google for a proper response.

They also realized that some parents found themselves fielding questions up to 14 hours a day, with most not finding reprieve until their child reached four years of age.

Fathers were more likely to be targeted than mothers (who reported fielding about 413 questions per week), and kids growing up in a large metropolitan area, such as London, seemed to ask the most questions—throwing about 93 questions daily to their parents.

“As children grow up, it’s natural to be curious about the world around them,” says Dr. Wass in a press release. “As parents, it’s easy to forget just how much of our children’s knowledge comes from what we tell them. But it can be tough to address the trickier topics—such as money and bedtime.”

While using search engines isn’t necessarily a bad approach, there may be better options for certain types of inquiries.

“Using educational and visual aids, such as toys, can help to soften the difficulty of broaching trickier subjects,” Dr. Wass explains. “Expressing complex thoughts and ideas through familiar items can often help children’s understanding.”

In case you’re wondering, here are the top 10 questions asked by children:

1. Why do people die?
2. Where did I come from?
3. What is God?
4. How was I made?
5. What does “we can’t afford it” mean?
6. Is Father Christmas Real?
7. Why do I have to go to school?
8. When you die who will I live with?
9. Why is the sky blue?
10. Why can’t I stay up as late as you?

Parents who feel as if they need to put a stop to the madness may want to consider their child’s surroundings: half of those surveyed said that questions only increased in number when their kid was around other adults.

Dr. Wass conducted his survey earlier this year in conjunction with Tots Town, a British toy retailer.  StudyFinds

George Soros Funded Group Organizing Trump Accusers

Suprise its George Soros money.

This is getting tiresome and tedious.

Brave New Films, a leftist progressive propaganda outfit funded by Soros groups are promoting their video on allegations from Trump accusers to push for a Congressional investigation.

The accusations span a number of years, the women come from different backgrounds and have different stories to tell (some, like those of the beauty queens’ are similar). It goes to reason that a considerable amount of work went into making this happen.

As I stated in my earlier piece about today’s press conference, they’re being brought together by Brave New Films, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that creates documentary videos.

A few of the propaganda-style videos they have created:

  • Stand Up, Senate! The President-elect is a hypocrite.
  • Protect Public Education – Stop Betsy DeVos!
  • Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting The Trump Agenda
  • GETTING DONALD TRUMP OFF NBC’S SNL

They claim to be non-partisan, but it doesn’t really sound that way, does it?

So they’re backing the Trump accusers, but who’s backing them?

One of Brave New Films’ donors is Open Society Foundations, a leftist organization whose founder and chairman is George Soros, who has given “over $32 billion to fund the Open Society Foundations, which work in over 100 countries around the world.”

They’re not non-partisan. Were it so, I’m pretty sure a Soros-backed entity wouldn’t be footing the bill. RedState

Soros Funding

George Soros is a Democrat megadonor who “donated or committed more than $25 million to boost Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes, according to Federal Election Commission records and interviews with his associates and Democratic fundraising operatives,” Politico reported.

In the wake of Trump’s election win, Soros gave $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, as he called for immediate action against Trump. DailyWire

New York: Port Authority Bus Terminal Explosion

Update:  No one noticed?

Akayed Ullah, 27,  lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn. He built his homemade pipe bomb inside the residence….

His own wife and baby son are in Bangladesh.

He met his wife through an arranged marriage two years ago and spent a month with them this fall before returning to the US on his green card. DailyMail

Update:  Chain Migration

President Donald Trump called for immigration reforms Monday after a Bangladeshi immigrant allegedly exploded a pipe bomb in New York City.

“Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City—the second terror attack in New York in the last two months—once again highlights the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms to protect the American people,” Trump said in a statement.

The alleged terrorist Akayed Ullah, 27, entered the U.S. in 2011 through extended family chain migration. The terror attack left four, including Ullah, injured.

Statistics released by the White House revealed that 142,000 Bangladesh nationals have been permanently resettled in the U.S. on the basis of familial ties since 2005.  DailyCaller

Update:  The suspect in a terror-related explosion near Times Square on has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

Ullah is believed to be from Bangladesh and appears to have lived in Brooklyn. CBS News is reporting that Ullah is a legal permanent resident who entered the U.S. with his parents in February 2011 on an immigrant visa.  DailyRecord

Botched bombing.  The failed terrorist is an immigrant possibly from Bangladesh.

An ISIS-inspired suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The man – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn and is possibly of Bangladesh origin – had wires attached to him and a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his mid-section as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.

The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42ndStreet at around 7:40 a.m., sources said.

Police took the man into custody.

The suspect in police custody.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and possibly born in Bangladesh.

Bratton, who said the man had been living in the US for seven years, “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”

“So, definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended,” Bratton said.

The man, who suffered the most serious injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Two others suffered minor injuries, police said.  NYPost

Alveda King: The Dangerous Intent Of Unproven Accusations

Alveda King:

While recovering from jet lag in the midst of my first visit to Rome, Italy, I was stunned by a report that Congressman Trent Franks has been asked to step down from office. I immediately began to pray with an awareness that “the accuser of the brethren” is at work to silence the voices of conscience on The Hill.

Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” — Revelation 12:10

Unproven accusations are designed to bring strife, suspicion, division, hurt and harm to humanity. Such accusations not only hurt people’s reputations; they rend the fabric of the One Blood/One Human Race Community. — Acts 17:26

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”  Acts 17:26

This reminds me of the tragedy of Emmett Till who was unjustly slaughtered due to an accusation that was proven to be false after Emmett was brutally murdered.

Today in America this same tactic is being played and replayed where public figures are constantly being accused of a crime and/or impropriety and “tried” in the media.  Continue reading “Alveda King: The Dangerous Intent Of Unproven Accusations”

The Most Popular Bible Verse Of 2017

The YouVersion Bible app in 2017 has been installed on more than 290 million unique devices.  Engagement with the Bible app increased in 2017 with 16.7 billion chapters read, 3 billion chapters listened to, 222 million verses shared, and 120 million verses images created.

In 2017 the world’s favorite Bible verse was the words of Joshua, which showed up as the top verse on YouVersion that was most shared, bookmarked, and highlighted by the global Bible App.

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:19

Joshua 1:19 was the top verse in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominion Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Sapin, Sweden, Thailand, and Venezuela.

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 was the top verse in Canada, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Phillippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

The top verse in the United States was Roman 8:28.

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Roman 8:28

No Prison Time For Chicago Woman Who Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In Beating Of Disabled Teen Live On Facebook

What violent crimes do you have to commit in Chicago to get prison time.  The judges flawed logic is that prison will not help this violent person so put her back on the street.

Would this sadist woman have received probation if the races were reversed — white offenders and the victim was a disabled black young man?

A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.

Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”

Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions.

“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back.

The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping.  Chicago Tribune

The Woman Who Smashed Codes Book Review

Read the amazing story of a young woman that became one of the greatest codebreakers America ever had.

Elizabeth Smith a young Quaker schoolteacher and poetry scholar from a small town in Indiana headed for Chicago in 1916 and met wealthy and eccentric businessman George Fabyan who owned a compound named Riverbank. Fabyan would fund intellectuals holed up at Riverbank to find encoded messages that Francis Bacon supposedly embedded in the works of William Shakespeare. Elizabeth found she had a knack for code-breaking. So it begins.

Working at Riverbank, Elizabeth would meet and marry William Friedman (a legendary name in intelligence history and the science of modern American cryptology).  Elizabeth’s story weaves through WWI, Prohibition-era smugglers, who used codes similar to codes used by Nazi spies, and WWII.

She cracked the Nazi codes, helping to bring down the Nazi spy ring in South America that reported on Allied ship movements and worked to sway the South American continent toward Germany. An extortionary book, well researched that shines a light on vital codebreaker Elizabeth Friedman (Smith) set against the backdrop of the beginning and growth of the modern intelligence community.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone is available at Amazon.