Saturday, October 8, 2011

All Along the Watchtower!

Christian Charity Free to Staff on a Religious Basis: [Yes! SCOTUS, by denying review, affirmed our right to religious staffing freedom! – JS]

FL Sharia Honor Killing Case Swept Under the Rug: The abhorrent practice of ‘honor killings’ by radical Islamists beholden to the precepts of Sharia law is going on right here in the United States- some say that these killings are becoming more prevalent, although no statistics for such killings are recorded. Unfortunately, political correctness and fear of the “Muslim street” here in America are restraining not only the media from accurately reporting on these cases, but law enforcement as well from aggressively investigating these cases as well as identifying that these murders are indeed “honor killings”. One such case that appears to have been grossly mischaracterized and likely was an honor killing involves the death of Fatima Abdallah from Tampa, FL.
Republicans Advance a Bill Defunding U.N. Population Control Agency: U.S. House Republicans fired another shot across the bow of the United Nations Wednesday, advancing a bill to defund a U.N. agency accused of complicity in China’s coercive population control policies. [Pray this bill keeps going! China is +400,000,000 female abortions and counting! – JS]
Washington Wants a Say Over Your Minister: The Supreme Court weighs whether the feds can decide which church employees are clergy and which aren't. As a lower court judge, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: "Federal court entanglement in matters as fundamental as a religious institution's selection or dismissal of its spiritual leaders risks an unconstitutional trespass on the most spiritually intimate grounds of a religious community's existence." It is unfortunate that the Department of Justice does not see it that way. [Let’s hope she sticks to this! – JS]
"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit." -- Napoleon Bonaparte [Hmmmm.. Wonder where I’ve heard this sentiment preached! – JS]