Alabama Supreme Court Rules ‘Roe v. Wade’ ‘Patently Illogical’

The Alabama Supreme Court has declared that a preborn child is a “person” under law, whose intentional death can be punished by means of execution with a guilty verdict against the killer.  “[Alabama Supreme Court] Justice Tom Parker called on the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade – the 1973 ruling that created a ‘right’ to abortion,” WND reported.  Saying ‘no’ to Roe …  “I write specially to expound upon the principles presented in the main opinion and to note the continued legal anomaly and logical fallacy that is Roe v. Wade,” Parker declared in his concurrence in the Alabama Supreme Court’s opinion.  “I urge the United States Supreme Court to overrule this increasingly isolated exception to the rights of unborn children.”  Read more:

RELIGION OF PEACE: Islamist Party Threatens Pakistan’s Supreme Court Over Christian Woman’s Blasphemy Death Sentence Appeal

The Pakistani Supreme Court has been warned against annulling Bibi’s death sentence, and threatened protests to shut down cities across the country in protest if she is not executed.  Blasphemy accusations against Christians and other religious minorities are commonplace in Pakistan, and cases of lynchings of Christians have occurred amidst terror attacks targeting Christian churches and institutions. The Islamists, which won two million votes in the elections last July and makes enforcing blasphemy laws one of their chief political issues, warned of “terrible consequences” the day after her appeal was heard.  Read more:

CHURCH IN CRISIS: Archbishop Vigano: Homosexuality Has Become a Plague in the Clergy

To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so. But I am an old man, one who knows he must soon give an accounting to the Judge for his actions and omissions, one who fears Him who can cast body and soul into hell. A Judge who, even in his infinite mercy, will render to every person salvation or damnation according to what he has deserved.  Most painful of all, I knew that many of the innocent faithful would be confused and disconcerted by the spectacle of a bishop’s charging colleagues and superiors with malfeasance, sexual sin, and grave neglect of duty.  Red more:

Christian Prison Chaplain Prevails, Reinstated over Muslim Coworker’s Complaints

The well-liked Pastor Paul Song volunteered at the prison for nearly 20 years but last year was told by the newly-appointed senior Muslim chaplain: “If you do turn up here without my prior permission, your keys will be confiscated, and you will be walked to the gate.”  He was told that the decision was “permanent and with immediate effect”, following accusations from the Muslim chaplain that Pastor Song had called a prisoner a ‘terrorist.’  But following an independent review, the decision has been overturned and Pastor Song has restarted his chaplaincy work at the prison.  Read more:

PROPHECY ALERT: Winds of War Brewing in Gaza as Hamas Tests the Limits of Israel’s Patience

In what is considered to be a major escalation, Gazan-based terrorists fired a single rocket at the city, which is located approximately 25 miles from Gaza Strip. Israel responded by hitting 20 military targets throughout Gaza. The Israeli Air Force also launched a precision strike against a group of terrorists in the midst of setting up a rocket launch from the northern Gaza Strip.  Gaza is an open festering boil for Israel, whose exasperated leaders are quickly running out of patience with Hamas. At the government’s behest, the IDF is readying itself for a major military undertaking against the terror group.  Read more:

Pope Francis Implicitly Defends Abusers as He Denounces Morally ‘Rigid’ Christians

The pope compared modern Christians hung up on doctrine and morals with the “hypocritical” Pharisees and doctors of the law of Jesus’ time.  The Pharisees and Sadducees “did not love Jesus; on the contrary, they hated Jesus.”  And yet “these were the ‘pure’ ones, who kept all the formalities of the law, of religion, of the liturgy,” he said.  Jesus called such people “whitewashed tombs,” he said, because they are “beautiful from the outside, but inside are full of rottenness, greed, and wickedness.”  The pope gave a series of homilies sharply criticizing those who “accuse” others, particularly bishops, of wrongdoing, comparing them to Satan and his tactics.  Read more:

Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”  The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.”  Read more: