Forces around the world, including the United States, are taking action against Myanmar in response to disturbing claims of ethnic cleansing that has left thousands of Muslims dead and many more displaced. With the world’s attention on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, some groups are pushing to shed light on another group of victims within the nation’s borders. A minority Christian population is also being pushed out of Myanmar or forced to live in fear of retaliation. The Nazarene Fund’s East Asia operations manager told Fox News that the Christian faith is “under direct attack” from the nation’s military. “Christians have repeatedly been singled out for rape, torture, and death over the course of this war, and that trend is continuing,” said Ephraim Mattos. Read more: https://www.westernjournal.com/world-focuses-brutalized-muslims-ignoring-forgotten-christians-country/
As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it’s time for civil disobedience. The CA Senate just approved AB 2943 by a vote of 25-11. Greg Burt, Director of Capitol Engagement, California Family Council, explained the significance of AB 2943, dubbed the “Must Stay Gay” bill. He wrote, “With Thursday’s [Senate] vote, elected leaders told churches and those with biblical beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued.” He continued, “This bill attacks the freedom of Christians . . . to find the services and resources from counselors, schools, and faith-based organizations that help them live out their biblical convictions regarding sexual behavior and gender identity. Shouldn’t these people have the freedom to find true joy by embracing and living out their faith without government persecution?”
Antisemitism Alert: Democrats are Bringing a New Anti-Israel Caucus to Congress – For the first time in U.S. history, Democrats will elect several new representatives to Congress in November who hold staunchly anti-Israel views. That will happen whether or not Democrats win overall, and manage to re-install Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as speaker. The anti-Israel members-of-Congress-to-be are running in solidly Democratic districts where they are certain to be elected. As such, Americans must brace for the kind of extreme anti-Israel politics that has, until now, stayed on campus, in the mosque, in Europe, and in the Third World. Despite Israel’s socialist roots, the far-left now identifies with the Palestinians, overlooking the brutality of Palestinian terror, the pervasive antisemitism of Palestinian society, and the authoritarian rule of both the Islamist Hamas regime in Gaza and the secular Palestinian Authority.
“I believe that there needs to be an open recognition that we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church,” said Burke, “especially among the clergy and the hierarchy, that needs to be addressed honestly and efficaciously.” The former head of the church’s equivalent of the Supreme Court said it was already “clear that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men.” “There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this,” he said, referring to the mainstream media cover-up of the homosexual nature of the abuse as well as such denial within the church itself. “Now it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root,” Burke said. The cardinal’s analysis of the situation coincides with another report by the president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue. In his report, Mr. Donohue, who is a trained sociologist, decried the ongoing “media cover-up of the role played by gay molesters” in the church.
A chief concern is “Iranian support for Hezbollah, which is active in the Middle East, Latin America, and here in the U.S., where Hezbollah operatives have been arrested for activities conducted in our own country,” Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee said, referring the recent arrest of two individuals plotting terror attacks in New York City and Michigan. “Both individuals received significant weapons training from Hezbollah,”. “It is clear Hezbollah has the will and capability.” After more than a decade of receiving intelligence briefs, King said he has concluded that “Hezbollah is probably the most experienced and professional terrorist organization in the world,” even more so than ISIS and Al Qaeda. Asked if Iran could use Hezbollah to conduct strikes on the United States, a panel of experts including intelligence officials and former White House insiders responded in the affirmative. Read more: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-backed-sleeper-cell-militants-hibernating-u-s-positioned-attack/
After decades of limiting families to one child via forced abortions and sterilization, the Chinese government is undertaking a campaign to encourage more babies in hopes of staving off a demographic crisis. China began implementing its one-child policy in 1980, amid fears of food shortages and hopes of cutting the country’s population to under 1.2 billion by the end of the 20th century. In 2016, concerns that there would be too few young workers to replace and support an aging population led the Communist regime to allow couples to have two children. That concession sparked a brief population spike that year, but it didn’t continue into 2017. A government study released in July estimated that the Chinese workforce could decline by 100 million people from 2020 to 2035, and by another 100 million from 2035 to 2050. Additionally, by discriminating against baby girls, China’s draconian policies left fewer women in the population to give birth in the first place.
A coalition of Jewish female educators in Israel has issued a statement forcefully denouncing homosexual activists for advancing a conception of “family” that they say is incompatible with God’s teachings. The group, which consists of 75 educators, Torah lecturers, and wives of rabbis, was started by Dr. Leah Weisel, the Dean of Students at Israel’s religious Orot Israel College of Education. “The Torah of Israel teaches us clearly and unambiguously what a family is: a covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, who will, with G-d’s help, be blessed with children,” they write. “This model was established in the beginning of Creation, even prior to the formation of the Jewish People. This is the family, and there is no other.” While affirming that the Torah commands “empathy and affection” for people “wrestling with difficulties concerning their sexual identity,” the fact remains that “legitimizing a ‘new family’” requires a distortion and selective application of the Torah’s values, the group notes.