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Reported By Patty McMurray | Published May 11, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breakingkamalas-cruel-new-america-tx-farmer-finds-5-young-girls-alone-crying-ranchone-naked-video/

Since Joe Biden’s inauguration, over 19,000 unaccompanied children have entered the U.S. along the southern border, an all-time monthly high that has forced the Biden administration to house migrant teenagers in convention centers, camps for oil workers, and a military base.

100 Percent Fed Up reports- Is this the “compassionate” party we heard so much about when basement Joe was running for office against President Trump, who did more to stop the flow of human trafficking into America than any US President in modern history? Where’s Kamala? Didn’t Basement Joe tell us she would be handling the border crisis?

On April 3, an off-duty US border agent was driving on a remote road in Texas when he noticed a little boy walking by the side of the road by himself. The border agent, who was curious about the boy, pulled over to inquire about what he was doing by himself. When he pulled over, the young boy immediately approached his vehicle and asked for help began sobbing and begging for help.

Now, in Kamala’s cruel new America, which encourages criminals to use children as pawns as a means to freely enter the United States, five young girls have been found lying on the ground on a Texas farmer’s ranch…one of them was naked and crawling.

The Daily Mail – On Sunday, a Texas farmer found 5 abandoned girls from Honduras and Guatemala on his land, hungry and crying after being left by their families to try to get into the country alone in another example of the worsening border crisis. All of the girls were under the age of seven, and one was so young she was crawling. There was also a two-year-old in the group.

Jimmy Hobbs, the 75-year-old farmer, and his wife Katie gave an interview to Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales, which was posted on Twitter after the pair submitted photos and videos to social media groups that campaign for tighter border control.

Jimmy and Katie Hobbs. Jimmy, 75, has lived on the farm his entire life. He said the situation is the worst he’s ever seen it and that thousands of kids will likely die this summer trying to enter the US illegally in the sweltering heat, with no food or water.

Gonzalez also shared a gut-wrenching image of the girls lying in the dirt. In one of the videos she shared, Katie fumed in the background: ‘These children dumped out on the side of the river here on our farm.

‘If this doesn’t make you mad and make you want to take to the streets, I don’t know what will. They have no mother, no father, no nothing. This is one of our workers’ wives right here taking care of this tiny one. No one with these children.’

Hobbs is an onion and watermelon farmer who has lived on the land he owns his entire life. The farm is in Quemado, Texas, which sits on the border with the Mexican state of Coahuila.

He said that he believes the girls would have died if he hadn’t found them and that the situation at the border is the worst it has been in the 75 years he has lived on the farm.

The youngest of the girls is so little she can’t walk yet. She was naked when the farmer arrived, and the girls didn’t have any diapers for her either. She is shown being cradled by one of the farm workers’ wives.

He and his wife warned that there will be ‘thousands more’ who get into perilous danger and die this summer trying to illegally cross the border as temperatures rise and President Biden continues to shrug off the crisis.

Now, there are 21,000 in US custody.

Watch the farmer tell his incredible story here:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1391884237125701635

The farmer added a plea to President Biden – tighten the rules to prevent people from flooding the border or come and see the crisis for yourself.

‘We’re talking about how the United States is a humane country – this is not humane anymore, and it all started under [him].’

Patty McMurray

100 Percent Fed Up Publisher. @100percFEDUPFacebook


Reported by BRIANNA LYMAN, REPORTER | May 11, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/11/cdc-outdoor-transmission-misleading-coronavirus/

US-HEALTH-VIRUS-DINING
(Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exaggerated the rate of outdoor transmission of the coronavirus, according to a report by The New York Times (NYT).

The CDC announced in April that a majority of COVID-19 transmission happens indoors, with “less than 10 percent of documents transmission” occurring outdoors. The NYT, however, reported the number is misleading and is based on a misclassification of how some cases of the virus were spread.

Virologist at the University of St. Andrews Dr. Muge Cevik said the number “seems to be a huge exaggeration,” according to the NYT. The NYT reports outdoor transmission appears to be less than one percent and could even be lower than 0.1 percent. The transmission that does occur outside is typically a result of crowded spaces, according to the report. The CDC’s claim that COVID-19 transmissions are less than 10% is reportedly  “deceiving.”

“There is not a single documented Covid infection anywhere in the world from casual outdoor interactions, such as walking past someone on a street or eating at a nearby table,” the NYT reported.

The method the CDC used to come up with 10% figure is reportedly skewed since it is based on a large number of outdoor transmission cases that occurred at construction sites in Singapore. One study cited in the report found that just 95 cases out of 10,926 cases worldwide were instances of outdoor transmission, with all 95 cases coming from construction sites in Singapore.

Another study cited by the NYT found that four out of 103 cases were classified as having occurred from outdoor transmission and all four cases were from Singapore construction sites. The second study did note, however, that “existing evidence supports the wide-held belief that risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission is lower outdoors.”

The NYT explains the data from Singapore comes from a government base that does not put construction-site cases in the outdoor transmission category. 

“We didn’t classify it according to outdoors or indoors,” spokesman for the Ministry of Health Yap Wei Qiang told the NYT. “It could have been workplace transmission where it happens outdoors at the site, or it could also have happened indoors within the construction site.

Further, researchers gave a broad definition to ‘outdoor spaces’ that included any space that was a mix of both indoor and outdoor facilities, according to the NYT.

“We had to settle on one classification for building sites,” French researcher and co-author of research analyzed by the NYT told the outlet. “And ultimately decided on a conservative outdoor definition.”

Another study by the Journal of Infection and Public Health only counted two settings as indoors, “mass accommodation and residential facilities.”

It counted “workplace, health care, education, social events, travel, catering, leisure and shopping” as outdoor settings.

At some of the construction sites where COVID-19 transmission occurred in Singapore, the exterior construction for the project was finished prior to the pandemic began, according to the report. Alex Au of advocacy group Transient Workers Count Too told the NYT that since Singapore is warm year-round, many workers, including electricians and plumbers, would have likely held meeting and ate lunch indoors to avoid the heat, contributing to COVID-19 transmission.

Other studies have found the rate of outdoor transmission could be far lower than 10% as well, with a study from Ireland “which seems to have been more precise about the definition of outdoors,” putting outdoor transmission at 0.1 percent, according to the report.

A sign encouraging the use of face coverings in Washington, DC on April 16, 2021. - It's a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking in the street, riding bikes or sitting in parks with their masks on even when they're far away from others. Certain states, like Maine, have kept in place outdoor mask mandates for hiking trails and beaches, with public - TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Issam AHMED "Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in " (Photo by W.G. Dunlop / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Issam AHMED "Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in " (Photo by W.G. DUNLOP/AFP via Getty Images)

A sign encouraging the use of face coverings in Washington, DC on April 16, 2021. -(W.G. DUNLOP/AFP via Getty Images)

Another study from China found out of 7,324 cases, only one was the result of outdoor transmission.

The CDC later told the NYT the 10% figure is “a conservative estimate from a recent systematic review of peer-reviewed papers,” and that “the data we do have supports the hypothesis that the risk of outdoor transmission is low.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in April that it was “common sense” that outdoor transmission of the coronavirus is “minuscule.”

“I think it’s pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low, particularly – I mean, if you are a vaccinated person, wearing a mask outdoors, I mean, obviously, the risk is minuscule,” Fauci said while on ABC’s “This Week.”

A string of studies also recently found that with low outdoor transmission, outdoor mask mandates should be reduced.

The Daily Caller has reached out to the CDC but did not receive a response at the time of publication.


Reported by NEWSCHRIS ENLOE | May 11, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/tim-tebow-nfl-return-colin-kaepernick/

Tim Tebow’s likely return to the NFL has ignited a new controversy after angry fans voiced frustration that Tebow is receiving another shot in the big leagues while Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined. Multiple reports indicated that Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the coming days. Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, will play the tight end position.

Tebow, 33, also will reunite with coach Urban Meyer. The pair won two college football national championships while at Florida in 2006 and 2008.

“The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer,” NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted.

“Tebow hasn’t played football since the 2015 NFL preseason and has spent the past six years working as a broadcaster on the SEC Network and working on his professional baseball career,” ESPN reported.

Fans already angry that Kaepernick has gone many seasons unsigned were predictably angry that Tebow will earn yet another NFL contract despite not having played in the league since 2012. Among the reactions included claims that Tebow was able to secure a contract because he is white and Kaepernick cannot because he is black.

  • “Tebow – Hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012. Gets another shot. Kaepernick – Hasn’t played since 2016. Gets nothing. What’s the difference? Can’t seem to put my finger on it…” one person said, tweeting side-by-side pictures of Tebow and Kaepernick.
  • “Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can’t. White privilege NFL style. Tebow can’t throw, never could, never played TE, and hasn’t played in ..what …8 years? Explain it to me like I’m 5,” another person claimed.
  • “There’s no way you can tell me that Tim Tebow deserves to be on a team as an unproven tight end who hasn’t played in 9 years more than Colin Kaepernick. There’s just no way that’s gonna make sense,” another person reacted.
  • “::laughs in Colin Kaepernick::,” Jemele Hill said.
  • “Tim Tebow hasn’t played football in 6 years and will be 34 heading into training camp and he just signed with the Jags. From here on out, I don’t ever want to hear another word about how Colin Kaepernick isn’t good enough for another shot in the NFL,” one person said.
  • “Interesting how the same people that are praising Tim Tebow for his values outside of football, see Colin Kaepernick’s values as a distraction,” another person reacted.
  • “But no one will sign Colin Kaepernick because hE hASn’T pLayEd in ForEvER and He woUlD bE a DiSTracTioN,” another person mocked.

Tebow, of course, is not guaranteed a starting spot, nor is he guaranteed a spot on the Jaguar’s 53-man regular season roster. Tebow will have to earn his spot on the team during training camp and preseason games.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Invasive Species

A.F. BRANCO on May 11, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-invasive-species/

The left, after Destroying one state with bad voting just moves to a red state to destroy it too.

Blue State vs Red States
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©202.

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Reported by MARY MARGARET OLOHAN, SOCIAL ISSUES REPORTER | May 10, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/10/biden-trump-policy-sex-sexual-orientation-transgender/

President Obama Announces Vice President Biden To Lead Interagency Task Force On Gun Control
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President Joe Biden’s new policy redefining sex puts doctors at risk, American Principles Project President Terry Schilling told the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday. The Biden administration announced Monday that it would reinterpret “sex” in the context of healthcare anti-discrimination laws to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” reversing a Trump administration policy that defined “sex” as gender assigned at birth.

“Make no mistake,” Schilling said. “The policy announced by HHS today is not about ‘fix[ing] a broken bone’ or ‘screen[ing] for cancer risk.’ No American was being denied access to these treatments for identifying as ‘LGBTQ.’ Rather, this policy is really about forcing hospitals and medical professionals to adhere to leftist ideology regarding sexuality and gender—and in particular to provide sex-change procedures to all comers, including children.”

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will interpret Section 1557 and Title IX prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and on the basis of gender identity, the Department of Health and Human Services announced in a memo released Monday.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. That’s why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a Monday statement.

“Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences,” Becerra said. “It is the position of the Department of Health and Human Services that everyone — including LGBTQ people — should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.”

APP President: Policy May Force Doctors To Violate Consciences Or Get Sued

Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine also said in a statement that HHS seeks to “enhance the health and well-being of all Americans.

“All people need access to healthcare services to fix a broken bone, protect their heart health, and screen for cancer risk,” Levine said. “No one should be discriminated against when seeking medical services because of who they are.”

APP President Schilling told the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday that though Levine and Becerra paint the HHS move as one “all about lifesaving care for transgender people,” the HHS announcement is merely “a way for the federal government to use its full weight and coercion to do the most controversial aspects of the gender identity stuff, which is gender transitions for minors.’

“There’s not some rash across the country where gay people are going in to get their broken arm fixed and the doctor is like ‘Oh sorry, you’re gay. I’m not helping you,’” Schilling said. “We would know about those cases immediately.”

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 06: Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Democratic vice presidential candidate, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wave after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Schilling presented the DCNF with a hypothetical scenario in which parents take a child diagnosed with gender dysphoria to a doctor that does mastectomies. The doctor finds out that the child doesn’t have breast cancer, that the child is a 15-year-old girl who is gender dysphoric, Schilling suggested. If that doctor doesn’t perform the surgery, the parents can sue the doctor on civil rights grounds, Schilling said. He also noted that this scenario could play out similarly for doctors who have an issue prescribing puberty blockers to kids who wish to begin transitioning.

“Those doctors are also at risk,” Schilling said. “It’s basically forcing doctors to do off-label treatment for gender dysphoria, and it’s a total nightmare.”

The new policy reverses a June 2020 Trump era rule that had defined “sex” as gender assigned at birth and clarified that sex discrimination does not include abortion when it comes to health care and coverage. Former President Barack Obama’s administration had redefined sex discrimination in 2016 to include abortion and gender identity — defined as “one’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” 

Under the Trump era policy, HHS returned to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination “according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology.”

“HHS respects the dignity of every human being, and as we have shown in our response to the pandemic, we vigorously protect and enforce the civil rights of all to the fullest extent permitted by our laws as passed by Congress,” Roger Severino, former director of OCR, said in June 2020. “We are unwavering in our commitment to enforcing civil rights in healthcare.”

The Biden administration’s new interpretation will guide OCR in conducting investigations and processing complaints, an HHS press release said, but will not “itself determine the outcome in any particular case or set of facts.” HHS also noted that “OCR will comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

HHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

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Reported By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor| Monday, May 10, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/canadian-pastor-arrested-for-holding-church-service.html/

Pastor Artur Pawlowski and Dawid Pawlowski arrested after leaving a church service in Calgary Canada, on May 8, 2021. | YouTube/Artur Pawlowski TV

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who kicked police out of his church after they tried to shut down a worship service during Holy Week, and his brother, Dawid Pawlowski, have been arrested for holding an “illegal” in-person gathering as per COVID-19 limits set by a new court order. Referring to the Pawlowskis of Street Church in Calgary, Alberta, Calgary Police Service said in a statement that its officers “lawfully enforced” the court order by arresting the two men after church.

video posted on YouTube shows that Calgary Police Service sent at least five police vehicles to arrest the two from on the street. The brothers knelt on the road and refused to walk on their own during the arrest. A voice can be heard telling the officers, “Shame on you guys, this is not communist China. Don’t you have family and kids? Whatever happened to ‘Canada, God keep our land glorious and free?’”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hq-cHqBAjZk

In its statement, Calgary Police Service said it “proactively” served “an organizer of a church service with the court order to ensure that citizens attending the Saturday service were abiding by the current COVID-19 public health orders.”

“This order imposes new restrictions on organizers of protests and demonstrations requiring compliance with public health orders including masking, physical distancing and attendance limits,” it said.

The Pawlowski brothers “have both been arrested and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering,” it added.

Calgary Police Service claimed that law enforcement “recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest” but that it is seeking “to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”

Artur Pawlowski, who was born in Poland and lived under Soviet rule during part of his childhood, shared a video documenting police visiting his church last month. In that video, Pawlowski can be seen calmly greeting the officials at the front door. The public health officer presented Pawlowski with a warrant, possibly hoping to avoid the type of confrontation that unfolded three weeks ago during the Holy Week. He told them not to come back without a warrant. As he videotaped the encounter, one of the police officers accompanying the public health officer told Pawlowski, “you don’t have to get into her personal space,” as he attempted to zoom his phone in on the paperwork.

“You’re in my personal space,” Pawlowski responded.

When the public health officer requested to “explain” why she was there, Pawlowski remarked that he was “not really interested in what you have to say.” He agreed, however, to read over the paperwork she gave to him.

“What we want to do is make sure that we’re not going to disrupt any of the religious service,” she said. She expressed a desire to “explain the order, serve the order and then we can stand in the back.”

“No, no, no, no, no, no! You can contact my lawyer,” he replied. “My lawyer takes care of this. I’m not interested to listen to any word you have to say. I do not cooperate with Gestapo. I do not talk to the Nazis. You came in your uniforms like thugs. That’s what you are.” Pawlowski also referred to the officials as “brown shirts” and “Nazi Gestapo communist fascists,” reiterating that “I do not cooperate with Nazis.”

Calgary Police Service released a statement at the time suggesting that their presence at the church was justified because of a concern that “people in attendance were not adhering to the government’s COVID-19 public health orders, which are in place to ensure everyone’s safety.”

In the previous video, which showed police trying to shut down the church during Holy Week, Pawlowski received plaudits from people worldwide for his actions in forcefully ordering law enforcement officers — including a police officer and public health officer — off the church’s property after they interrupted a Passover mass. The video documenting his encounter with the local law enforcement went viral, receiving more than 3 million views. Throughout the video, Pawlowski is seen telling law enforcement officials to “get out.” He also commanded that they “don’t come back without a warrant” and called them “Gestapo” and “Nazi psychopaths.” About a minute after the video started, they began to depart from the property.


Reported by NEWSCHRIS ENLOE | May 08, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/energy-secretary-blames-pandemic-soaring-gas-prices/

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is blaming the pandemic for soaring gas prices. Since President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20, the national average gas price has soared more than 50 cents. As of Friday, it stood at nearly $3 per gallon — $2.96. The average was $2.38 per gallon when Biden took office, and $2.11 per gallon on Election Day last year.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted Granholm on Friday about skyrocketing gas prices, asking the former Michigan Democratic governor whether high energy prices will slow down the post-pandemic economic recovery.

“Beyond whether or not you think your policies are to blame, are you worried that the prices could impact whether or not Americans travel, which is, of course, needed to put money back into the economy?” Tapper asked.

In response, Granholm suggested an out-of-control COVID-19 virus is to blame for higher prices at the pump.

“People need to travel, you’re right, but we need to get the virus under control first, we need to get to that 70%, we need to get to herd immunity,” Granholm replied.

“Why have gas prices gone up? Could that be because of the virus itself as well? Everything is tied together,” she added. “So I just want to say, this administration is totally focused on getting this virus under control, which means the economy will get under control, and then investing in the nation so that we can go big on America.”

Ironically, Granholm’s remark about herd immunity comes after the New York Times published a story suggesting herd immunity in the U.S. is no longer probable. While typical culprits such as refinery maintenance and converting to summertime blends are partly to blame for the surge in gas prices, oil expert David Blackmon recently explained in Forbes the Biden administration’s policies are also a major contributor.

“Since last November 3, the average price per gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has skyrocketed by 75 cents. The markets clearly see the Biden/Harris administration as one that will work to inhibit U.S. oil production, which will also have the effect of tightening the global market, and traders have responded by driving up the price of crude oil,” Blackmon wrote.

He explained:

President Biden’s Day 1 executive orders to cancel the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and suspend the program for oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters were just initial shots across the bow. His order to raise the estimate for the “social cost of carbon” by over 700% will inevitably result in regulatory actions that will raise the cost of producing oil in the U.S., as will the coming effort by the Biden EPA to convince the courts to allow it to regulate carbon as a “criteria pollutant,” a topic I’ll address in more detail in the coming days.

All of these actions and more to come will increase the costs of not just oil and gasoline, but all forms of non-renewable energy for consumers, will make the country increasingly reliant on foreign oil imports and thus will render the country less energy secure than before. These outcomes are entirely predictable and are in fact features of the Biden/Harris plan, which is in part designed to make EVs and renewables more competitive by raising the cost of fossil fuels and other more traditional forms of energy. That’s not a value judgement: it’s just reality.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Welcome to the Club

A.F. BRANCO on May 8, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-welcome-to-the-club/

The Biden agenda is moving the country radically to the left of Socialism.

The Biden Agenda, Socialism
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Lifeline Alert!

A.F. BRANCO on May 9, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-lifeline-alert/

Some feel Maxine Waters and Biden are guilty of jury tampering during the Chauvin trial.

Chauvin Grounds for Appeal
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©202.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Immigrating Masochists

A.F. BRANCO on May 10, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-immigrating-masochists/

Despite being such a racist white supremacy nation millions of people of color still want to live here.

Systemic Racism and White Supremacy
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©202.

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Commentary By Bill Connor, Op-ed Contributor| Friday, May 07, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/voices/the-socialist-trojan-horse-within-the-us-christian-church.html/

Courtesy of Bill Connor

In recent years, the number of Christians identifying as “Christian Socialists” or “Christian Communists” has skyrocketed in a way not seen in over 40 years. Sarah Ngu, in her 2020 article “Why These Young American Christians Embrace Socialism” wrote the following: “Over the past three years, some American Christians have rediscovered this tradition and found themselves gravitating to socialism—in all its varieties, from democratic socialism to full-fledged communism.” Gary Dorrien, a professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, writes “The revival (of Christian socialism) is a Christian flank of the current upsurge for democratic socialist”. For the most part, the orthodox Christian community has remained silent about this growing trend, seemingly oblivious to the dangers. It’s time we acknowledged how the Trojan Horse of Socialism entered the Church, and fight back.

First, doctrine and history make clear that Biblical Christianity and Socialism and/or Communism are in opposition on fundamental levels. The intellectual forefather of Socialism, Karl Marx, taught this about Christianity: “The social principle of Christianity preaches cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility….” Marx further asserted “The more of himself that man gives to God, the less he has left of himself”. Like all future communist and socialist leaders who follow Marx, he believed: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of the heartless world, and the soul of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opiate of the people.” (Communist Manifesto, the Bible of Communism).

The history of the socialist war against Christianity is instructive. “The League of the Militant Godless” was developed by early Soviet leaders like Leon Trotsky and Lenin. Its slogan tells volumes: “The struggle against religion is the struggle for socialism”. In just over 15 years, the League boasted 3.5 million members and included a hundred ethnicities. This was while Soviets in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) were executing tens of thousands of Priests, millions of Christians, demolishing churches and ruthlessly suppressing Christianity. The official literature of the Comintern (International Communist Front), stated “One of the most important tasks of the cultural revolution affecting the wide masses is the task of systematically and unswervingly combating religion – the opiate of the people.”

Ben Gitlow was a top figure in the early Communist Party (USA), and twice ran as Vice President of the US on the Communist Party ticket in 1924 and 1928. He left the Communist Party in 1929, and began hearings before Congress about Communist infiltration in America starting in 1939. According to Gitlow in answering Congress about the Communist “united front” technique of infiltrating America: “the tactic of the united front adopted by the Communists in 1922 after they realized that their militant policy for instigating a revolution in Germany and then throughout Europe and the world had failed…….. The united front tactic enabled the Communists to greatly increase the effectiveness of their infiltration activities.” The aims were to first build pro-Soviet sentiment in America. Second, to set conditions for Communists to capture trade unions. Third to “Spread Communist propaganda, incite discontent amount the people, undermine the loyalty of the American people and to divide them on religion, national, racial, and economic lines.”

Importantly, Gitlow said this about infiltration of the Christian Church in America: “the united front policy enabled the Communists to widely expand their infiltration activities on the religious field because instead of using the Communist Party directly (on Christian organizations)”, they used united-front organizations not directly connected to the Communist Party. Communist Party USA leader Manning Johnson told Congress that “deceit” about the anti-Christian nature was “a major policy of the Communist Propaganda”. According to Johnson: “(Communists) made fine gestures and honeyed words to the church people which could be will likened unto the sea nymphs luring millions to moral decay, spiritual death, and spiritual slavery. An illustration of this treachery, I might point out, is smiling, sneaky Earl Browder, for example, who was vice chairman of the American League Against War and Fascism, greeting and praising ministers and other church workers participating with him in the united front anti-war activities, while secretly harboring in his heart only contempt for them and for the religion that they represented.”

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and no longer commands the worldwide Comintern. However, Communism as a worldwide movement continues. The ideology spawned during those decades made substantial inroads into the Church and academia (an estimated 18% of American Professors today identify as Marxist). United Methodist Reverend Lindsey Joyce provides a window into the modern infiltration: “Socialism gave me a politics that finally provided clarity….. It wasn’t about my individualistic faith or spiritual gifts.” Christianity centers around individual spiritual redemption, while socialism is about the collective and material. Communist “Christian” Dean Dettloff is indicative of the fraud being promulgated to soften and revive Communism within the Church. Dettloff claims “the worst abuses in history have actually been committed by people who are devoted to Jesus Christ”. This glosses over the upwards of 100 million people who died under 20th century communism, a number that dwarfs almost 2000 years of alleged Christian “abuses”.

The Church can no longer remain silent. The Trojan Horse of Socialism and Communism, wheeled in to the US in the 1920s, is a growing “enemy within”. Neither Communism, nor Socialism can be reconciled with Christianity, and it’s time to voice that truth boldly and loudly. We fight back with spiritual weapons and in Christian love, but against this threat we must fight back.

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Bill Connor, a retired Army Infantry colonel, author and Orangeburg attorney, has deployed multiple times to the Middle East. Connor was the senior U.S. military adviser to Afghan forces in Helmand Province, where he received the Bronze Star. A Citadel graduate with a JD from USC, he is also a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning his master of strategic studies. He is the author of the book Articles from War.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Wall of Silencing

A.F. BRANCO on May 7, 2021 | A.F. Branco Cartoon – Wall of Silencing – Comically Incorrect

Big tech oligarchs are blocking free speech against conservatives in favor of Democrats.

Big Tech Oligarchs Blocking Free Speech
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Reported By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter | Thursday, May 06, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/john-macarthur-culture-systematically-designed-to-destroy-kids.html/

Pastor John MacArthur speaks at Grace Community Church’s Shepherd’s Conference in 2020. | Facebook/Shepherds’ Conference

Pastor John MacArthur has warned that culture is “systematically designed” and “weaponized to destroy children” and stressed that God will severely judge parents who fail to raise their offspring “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

“What we’re facing today is fierce — I will confess — [but] of all the things that disturb me in this culture, of all the horrific, sinful, wretched, wicked, corrupt influences that go on in this culture, I think the thing that distresses me most is the war on children,” MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, said in a sermon delivered over the weekend.

“… This culture is weaponized to destroy children. It’s systematically designed to do that.”

Abortion has resulted in 62.5 million babies “slaughtered in the womb” since Roe v. Wade, MacArthur said, adding that even if a child makes it to birth, they will be bombarded with anti-Christian teaching in the world.

“It is likely that the child will be sent to a public school and come under the influence of those whose agenda is anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Scripture,” he said. “As you know, our country [and] the politicians who lead it are making laws that are devastating to children under the pressure of sexual freedom, homosexuality, transgenderism. The desire is to make that normal and to punish people who speak against it with laws in the category of hate speech. The lies of systemic racism and the race hustlers dominate the ideologies of universities and even churches.”

The entertainment industry, social media, and big tech “literally pump out things that destroy children,” the pastor said, adding: “Children are under a relentless assault by all the forces of evil, and they are defenseless. And we have a society and a culture that wants to make sure that those who are pumping out this destruction are free to keep doing it without restraint.

“Children are defenseless,” he emphasized. “When their parents sell them to a human trafficker, who drops them 8 to 10 feet over a wall into Sodom and Gomorrah all by themselves. Or when the Disney Corporation creates characters that are transgender to seduce children into accepting wickedness as normal. Or when parents insanely offer their children gender identity options. Children are under assault now.”

It’s the God-given responsibility of parents to raise children to fear and love the Lord, MacArthur stressed, pointing out that “God judges when one generation fails its responsibility to pass on righteousness to the next.”

“We’re going to have to answer to [God] too, for the little ones He gives us,” MacArthur said. “When they arrive, they are [H]is. And our life commitment is to make sure that as they grow and we influence them, they come to faith in Christ, right? That’s raising your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

A recent study from Barna found that 31% of teens and young adults “strongly agree” that what is “morally right and wrong changes over time, based on society,” compared to just 25% in 2018. A previous study from Barna characterized Gen Z as the “first truly ‘post Christian’ generation,” with only 4% adhering to a biblical worldview.

Singer Kira Fontana, who worked as a successful vocal coach to major labels and shows such as “Glee” and “The Voice” before leaving the industry to focus on Christian music, recently warned that the content coming out of the secular entertainment industry is “darker than most people could ever imagine” and is “poisoning” children like never before. 

“If you look at the content of the lyrics of the songs that are played on the radio, it’s unbelievably immoral and dark and anti-Jesus. When I started to see the sheer percentage of songs and videos that were leaning heavily in that direction, I came to recognize that it could not be an accident. People in very powerful positions are backing it; there are gatekeepers who are wanting this content that we hear now to be prevalent in our society.”

“It’s akin to poisoning our community, and our kids are drinking from a very, very, very destructive cup,” she said. “I saw the effect on kids as I worked in the city, and that effect is spreading. LA is the communication center for this planet; when you go to other countries, you still see content made in Los Angeles. It became a really heavy responsibility.”

“People can try to minimize what comes out of Hollywood and say, ‘Oh, it’s just entertainment,’ but it has a tremendous effect on the psyches and souls of our young people,” she said. “The Church needs to stand up against this darkness because it’s truly having a devastating effect on the next generation.”

Recently, pastor and author Michael Youssef highlighted the Church’s responsibility in light of this reality, warning that if the Body of Christ fails to adhere to biblical truth, the consequences will be devastating for future generations. 

“The home is number one, the church is number two and school is number three,” he said. “Even if the school is working against the kids, if they have the strength in the home and in the church, they will make it. But when the church avoids talking about issues or goes along with culture, then kids are confused.”

Satan is “working overtime” to deceive children,” Youssef said, adding: “If these words are terrifying, I’m glad they are because it’s time for us to build the fences around our children and their hearts and seal them with the Holy Spirit.”

“Children must know that there is a Satan, and he hates God, he hates God’s children, and he’s conspiring against them every minute of every day. Therefore, they have to galvanize themselves with the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, in order to fight.”


Commentary by Ann Coulter | Posted: May 05, 2021 6:25 PM

Read more at https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2021/05/05/sen-tim-scott-driving-the-wrong-way-while-black—p–n2589018/

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Sen. Tim Scott: Driving the Wrong Way While Black

ANSWER: “Sen. Tim Scott, Republican from South Carolina.”

QUESTION: “Who will loads of Republicans support for president in 2024?”

I know this because … I am Carnac the Magnificent! Also because Republicans have latched onto a black candidate for president every four years, pretty much throughout my entire adult life. I’m one of those Republicans, having enthusiastically supported Alan Keyes in at least one of his three presidential runs, Herman Cain in 2012 (9-9-9!) and Ben Carson, as my backup to Trump, in 2016.

Other black Republicans who were — in the words of Michael Kinsley — “drooled over” by the GOP include Colin Powell (the Weekly Standard’s choice for the 1996 contest), Condoleezza Rice (supported by Dick Morris and Rush Limbaugh as our 2008 nominee), and Allen West (Glenn Beck’s choice in 2012). The rational reason for this is that no black person in modern America casually rolls into being a Republican. I never really gave it much thought, but all my friends and family are Republicans, so I guess I am, too.

That doesn’t happen. By the time any black person decides to announce to the world that he’s a Republican, a lot of thought has gone into it. There will be no hagiographic profiles in The New York Times, Pulitzer Prizes or hosting gigs on MSNBC. That’s why black Republicans, on average, are a lot ballsier than white Republicans (and 147% smarter than black Democrats).

But there’s also a ridiculous reason Republicans make goo-goo eyes at any black Republican. As the Social Justice Warriors say, they’ve “internalized their oppression.” Oh, you call us “racist,” media? We support (Fill in Name of Black Republican Here)! What do you say now, media?

Media: Yeah, he doesn’t count.

Even Sen. Scott has internalized his oppression, acting as if he has to constantly prove that he’s not “racist” and that he’s really black. Sen. Scott’s big cause — and, indeed, about the only congressional legislation being discussed other than President Biden’s spectacular list of free goodies — is a bill to reform policing. And not a sane “reform,” like putting more officers on the street. Oh no, Scott’s bill, this year and last, is premised on the loony belief of Black Lives Matter that cops are too aggressive and desperately in need of more supervision. This has succeeded primarily in giving liberals yet another basis for attacking Republicans, sneering, as Vox put it, that Scott has the “unenviable task” of “talking to…Republicans” about race and policing.

Last year, Scott promoted his “Justice Act” with an op-ed in USA Today that opened with this:

“At the age of 21, I was pulled over for simply having an improper headlight, and yet the officer felt the need to place his hand on his weapon and call me ‘boy.’ Even today, while I have the privilege of serving as a United States senator, I am not immune to being stopped while driving at home in South Carolina or even while walking onto the grounds of the Capitol.”

I’VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT BLACK MEN BEING STOPPED BY THE POLICE! Who knew? Except anyone not in a coma for the past 20 years. I don’t doubt that it’s awful to be perceived as a possible criminal by the police. But there are worse things. Like being killed.

Thanks to the anti-police BLM movement, the year after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, the murder rate spiked 12.1 percent — the greatest year-to-year increase since 1968.

After BLM exploded last year in response to Saint George’s martyrdom in Minneapolis, the 2020 gun murder rate shot up by an astonishing 31 percent compared to 2019. It was the biggest year-to-year increase in history. And consider that the murders in honor of George Floyd didn’t even begin until sometime after May 25 last year. The majority of those doing both the murdering and the dying were black. (As I’ve often pointed out, in addition to everything else, criminals are lazy. They might prefer to commit crimes against other ethnic groups, but don’t want to leave their neighborhoods.)

Just two weeks ago in Chicago, a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot as she sat in a McDonald’s drive-thru line with her father. Some would say that’s even worse than Sen. Scott being stopped by the police.

Wouldn’t a great cause for any U.S. senator — especially a black senator — be to oppose the effectively pro-criminal, aggressively anti-police BLM, instead of catering to them?


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Fishy Bureau of Investigation

A.F. BRANCO on May 5, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-fishy-bureau-of-investigation/

A once very trusted institution the FBI has deteriorated into a police enforcer of the democrat party.

FBI FISA Violations
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Crackpots

A.F. BRANCO on May 6, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-crackpots/

Democrats, through their media, are using race to tear America apart for political gain and power.

Democrats Use Race to Split Up America
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Commentary By Ryan Bomberger, Exclusive Columnist| Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/critical-race-theory-its-a-cancer-not-a-cure.html/

Ryan Bomberger is the co-founder of The Radiance Foundation.

I’m half white and half black. My melanin doesn’t change my worth or my propensity to sin. Yet we live in a culture where we are told that our skin color confers upon us a status that is fixed, assigned by an elite class of humans who call themselves “scholars.” They want us to see everything through the broken lens of “race”—a human construct that has only served to dehumanize us throughout history. As a person with brown skin, I reject my assigned “status” and refuse to see everything through that distorted prism.

It leads to blindness.

Instead, I choose to see through the breakthrough filter of Scripture that opens our eyes to the truth of our identity, the perfect bond of love, our oneness through Christ, and the freedom of forgiveness. Our human condition, and the frailty that marks us, can never be illuminated by the darkness of tattered theories.

And that’s exactly what Critical Race Theory (CRT) is.

How can a theory derived from anti-Semites who were virulent racists hell-bent on abolishing the family and religion bring healing to the sin of racism? Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels saw Christianity as an impediment to their socialist ideology. How can a godless theory be used as an “analytical tool” to address issues needing a Godly solution?

I’m particularly irked by Christians who don’t want the struggle of wrestling with solutions but simply hop aboard the latest bandwagon sponsored by an insanely profitable victimhood industry. Racism is evil as is every other sin known to humankind. Sin diminishes and destroys us. It is a brokenness that cannot be remedied by more brokenness. But for many, the goal is not to offer a solution but a continual subscription.

Famed educator and leader Booker T. Washington, a former slave, explained this industry well on page 144 of his book “My Larger Education”: “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Today, that class of people is of varying hues and NY Times bestsellers capitalize on a form of activism that seeks to divide us, erase equality, and offer forced redistribution in the form of “equity”. Dr. Carol Swain, the brilliant former (black) professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, offers a helpful definition of Critical Race Theory:

Critical race theory is an analytical framework to analyze institutions and culture. Its purpose is to divide the world into white oppressors and non-white victims. Instead of traditional forms of knowledge, it holds up personal narratives of marginalized minority “victim” groups (blacks, Hispanics, Asians) as evidence (considered irrefutably by its nature) of the dishonesty of their mostly white heterosexual oppressors.”

As someone who is “biracial,” I’m both the “oppressed” and the “oppressor.” Through no fault of my own, since no one controls the circumstances of his or her conception, I’m foisted into perpetual perplexity simply based on the sins or the sufferings of my lineage. Just to further illustrate the absurdity of this deeply prejudiced CRT approach to classification, I can simply highlight my own origin story. I was conceived in rape. So, am I responsible for my (black) biological father’s heinous act? Of course not. Interestingly, my white father—who chose to adopt and love ten children (of varying beautiful hues) that other men abandoned—is branded as part of the “white supremacist patriarchy” that is guilty of every negative outcome of black Americans. My dad, Henry Bomberger, recently passed away. The only legacy he left behind was one of unconditional love and self-sacrifice. His devotion to us proved that it’s not color that binds us; it’s love.

Despite Scripture’s insistence on the unity of believers and how Christ makes us one (Galatians 3:28), CRT diabolically separates us using the deeply flawed human construct of race. Ironically, in a culture that rejects the science of binary gender the progressive priests of CRT demand we can only be the “oppressed” or the “oppressors”. How nihilistic. It also preaches perpetual “guilt” and undeserved “privilege” based solely on one’s skin color.

Fake guilt will never erase real problems.

As Christians, we are all privileged to know and worship a God who could’ve merely condemned us but chose to redeem and rescues us (John 3:16-17). We are privileged to no longer be slaves to sin (Romans 6:6). We are privileged, through Christ’s strength, to be more than conquerors (Romans 8:37).

The Bible tells us to no longer conform to the pattern of this world in Romans 12:2, yet this is exactly what we do when we embrace the warped worldliness of CRT. Blame, Deceive, Repeat. This destructive pattern is recognizable throughout Scripture. Satan is the accuser, and he constantly coaxes us to embrace the lie instead of the Light.

CRT is a debilitating disease. Its malignancy in the body of Christ is spread by pastors who don’t believe the Word is enough. Some of these leaders apparently think the World has the answers to the temporal and eternal devastation of sin.

Mainstream media gave voice to a handful of black pastors who support using CRT and several who left a major denomination over it. Pastor Charlie Dates, of the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, exited the Southern Baptist Convention over SBC Seminary presidents’ rejection of Critical Race Theory, despite their clear denouncements of the sin of racism. I thoroughly agree with their statement. I’m not a Southern Baptist, so I have no interest in defending a denomination but merely want to uphold the Truth. Pastor Dates, who embraces unbiblical Black Liberation Theology and the Black Lives Matter movement, issued a defiant (and historically challenged) OpEd sharply condemning those who oppose CRT. He claims the rejection of CRT is due to “fear of liberalism.” I don’t fear liberalism. I wholeheartedly disagree with it because of its dependence on deception and division. Dates strangely then attributed certain social movements to “liberalism” (aka the Democrat Party) such as abolition, women’s suffrage, and civil rights. On all three, Republicans led the fight. But CRT and its advocates value feelings far more than facts.

I don’t think there’s any more eloquent a pastor speaking about cultural issues and Biblical authority than Pastor Voddie Baucham. As a black adoptive father, he embodies what many Christians should aspire toward—Godly character and critical thinking. He exposes and denounces CRT—not with emotionalism (like Pastor Charlie Dates) but with factualism.

Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, credited as a co-founder of “Critical Race Theory” (of course, derived from Marxist Critical Theory) is a leading proponent of this poison. Never mind this accomplished black woman was the recipient of Ivy League education at Cornell and Harvard Law School. But, you know, systemic racism. She sees it in everything…well except the abortion industry which massively and disproportionately kills black lives. Crenshaw, who is radically pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, anti-nuclear family and denies the clearly evident consequences of fatherlessness, blames racism for everything that victimizes black people and other “marginalized” groups. Her organization, the African American Policy Council, is holding an event on April 29th featuring Crenshaw, Brad Sears (Executive Director of UCLA’s dubious and radically pro-LGBT The Williams Institute) and Planned Parenthood’s President, Alexis McGill Johnson, as keynote speakers.

But sure, let’s use Critical Race Theory—an ideology that is hostile to Christianity in countless ways—as a means by which Christians should see the world. CRT activists claim to fight for justice but regularly reject truth and morality. Psalm 89:14 says: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Mercy and truth go before Your face.” You cannot have justice without mercy (the compassion or forgiveness toward an offender) and truth. To ignore this is to welcome a cancer instead of the cure.

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Reported By Emily Wood, Christian Post Reporter| Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/preacher-arrested-for-preaching-biblical-marriage-on-uk-street.html/

A union flag is seen near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain April 18, 2017. | REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A Christian street pastor was arrested last month for causing “alarm and distress” in London for preaching about the biblical definition of marriage being between one man and one woman from Genesis 1. Pastor John Sherwood, the 71-year-old minister of the Penn Free Methodist Church in north London, was reportedly approached by police officers in the northwest London town of Uxbridge on April 23 while preaching on the final verses of Genesis 1. He allegedly stated that God designed families to have a mother and a father and not two parents of the same gender.

Pastor Peter Simpson, who was preaching alongside Sherwood, shared about the arrest in a blog for The Conservative Woman. He explained the need to raise awareness of how police in Great Britain are “clamping down on the freedom of Christians to proclaim in public places the teachings of the Scriptures.” He said preaching the Gospel together in public is something the two pastors often do. 

Police approached Sherwood and said three complaints had been received about his preaching and accused him of causing “alarm and distress” to members of the public. Another police officer spoke to Simpson and explained the need to avoid any homophobic statements to avoid offending people, even though there is no law protecting people from being offended. 

“I responded that the police would have no objection whatsoever to a Pride parade being held in Uxbridge, yet that would be highly offensive to Bible-believing Christians,” Simpson wrote. “The officer did not appear to appreciate the logic behind this argument.”

Police officers urged Sherwood to come down from a step ladder he was preaching from as he “respectfully” informed police he has freedom of speech and people have the freedom to ignore him and continue walking if they disagree with his statements, Simpson wrote. Sherwood resumed preaching and spoke of the “precious right to freedom of speech,” which is traced back to the Magna Carta in 1215 and the Bill of Rights in 1689. Onlookers again accused him of making homophobic statements and hate speech. Sherwood initially refused the arrest and argued he was engaged in lawful activity and had not committed a crime, Simpson said.

A video recorded by someone in the crowd showed Sherwood shaking his head at the officer, refusing to come down from the small step ladder.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MNe8ZdC66jU

The officers proceeded to pull the 71-year-old pastor down from the ladder as he resisted arrest and seemingly lunged at an officer as multiple officers handcuffed him and arrested him. A lady in the crowd was heard saying, “it’s a Christian country, let him speak,” while Simpson noted that others in the crowd had accused him of hate speech. 

Sherwood stayed overnight at a police detention center and was released around noon the next day after being detained around 21 hours. 

“This arrest of a faithful minister for doing nothing other than declaring what the Bible teaches about one of the important moral issues of our time reveals a dangerous assault upon freedom of speech and, not least, upon the freedom of Christian pastors to declare in public all that the Bible teaches,” Simpson wrote. “The State has no right to designate that some parts of God’s word are no-go areas.”

“Whatever one’s personal views on homosexuality might be, it is surely pertinent to ask what kind of nation have we become that the minister of a Christian church is arrested for upholding in the public square the very truths which Her Majesty the Queen promised to uphold in her Coronation Oath in 1953, with a Bible in her hand?” Simpson continued. 

A file has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service, which may mean further action will be taken, Premier Christian News reported. 

“A number of other people also approached the officers with concerns about the man’s language,” a spokesperson for the Met Police told the outlet. 

“Officers spoke with the 71-year-old man and he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.”

The pastor’s arrest comes less than two years after a 64-year-old Nigerian street preacher was awarded £2,500 (over $3,000) in damages from British authorities due to false arrest, imprisonment and unlawful detention after he was accused of hate speech and his Bible was confiscated by police in February 2019.


Reported By Jeannie Law, Christian Post Reporter | Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/supermodel-kathy-ireland-reveals-what-drew-her-to-jesus.html/

Model Kathy Ireland poses for photographers at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 7, 2010. | REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

World-renowned supermodel Kathy Ireland recently revealed details about her faith walk and her first unexpected encounter with the Bible. 

Ireland has been a featured model in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition for more than a decade, including the 25th-anniversary issue, which became the highest-selling cover of all time. Now at 58, Ireland said she’s surrendering to Jesus, following years of picking and choosing what aspects of Christianity she wanted to follow. 

Ireland first became intrigued with God at age 18. At the time, she was an up-and-coming model living in France.

“I was living in Paris and it was really a hard time,” Ireland said in an interview with Fox News. “I know it might sound glamorous, but I was alone modeling.”

One night in 1981, while going through her suitcase, the former cover girl found a Bible in her bag, placed there by her mother.

“I didn’t even know how to read one,” Ireland admitted. “I’d never read one before in my life. I opened up the book of Matthew. And as I’m reading in the middle of the night, I knew I was holding the truth in my hands. There wasn’t anybody in the room saying, ‘Be this denomination or that denomination.’ It was like, ‘I want to follow Jesus Christ.’ And He was nothing like I thought.”

“In my industry, at that time, it was filled with a lot of really sketchy guys,” she continued. “I was drawn to how powerful Jesus was. How loving and honoring he was of women. It gave me such comfort. And so, he became my Lord and Savior. The experience forever changed my life.”

However, she continued pursuing her career, and although she eventually became a successful supermodel, she revealed that the Bible was hard for her to study. 

“Some things I would read and really love,” she told Fox News about her Scripture reading. “And other things, I would read and say, ‘Oh, that must be a typo. That’s a different interpretation or a cultural thing. Certainly doesn’t pertain to me.’ So I was picking and choosing what I liked and neglecting the rest of it.” 

“I was trying to mold God into what I wanted Him to be, rather than just surrendering and letting Him make me into the person He made me to be. And oh my goodness, He was so patient. I was 44 when I finally read the whole Bible. It continues to teach me every day.”

Ireland is now married and has three children and a successful business. For her, she said the overarching theme while reading the Bible was always God asking her to put Him first, which eventually helped her learn spiritual disciplines that changed her life for the better.

“The message that I just felt pounding in my heart was, ‘Put me first. And I’ll give you more time, better time with your kids.’ So I started to set my alarm for 15 minutes [every morning] for a quick prayer. Those 10 minutes of prayer and reading turned into an hour and more. It’s not a duty. It’s a joy. It’s my daily bread and water,” Ireland added.

“And on days that I don’t do that, it’s not a good idea because if I open my mouth to say something, I’ll be apologizing before 8 a.m.,” she acknowledged.

Ireland founded Kathy Ireland Worldwide in 1993 and has since gone on to be listed by Forbes as “one of the most successful women in America” who built a $420 million fortune. According to the outlet, she lent “her name, taste and marketing prowess to some 17,000 products.”

Among her humanitarian efforts, Ireland supports many nonprofits, including YWCA Greater Los Angeles as an ambassador, and the Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ireland also serves as International Youth Chair for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, as well as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society and ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. 

The Harper’s Bazaar “most successful model in the world” shared her testimony in more detail in her “I Am Second” video.

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Reported By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/texas-town-becomes-largest-sanctuary-city-for-the-unborn.html/

Supporters of the push to make Lubbock, Texas a “sanctuary city for the unborn” gather at a watch party held at Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas on May 1, 2021. | Mark Lee Dickson

One of the largest cities in Texas has become the most populous city in the country thus far to outlaw abortion within the city’s limits and become a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” In a referendum Saturday, a supermajority of voters in the city of Lubbock, Texas, voted to approve an ordinance making it “unlawful for any person to procure or perform an abortion of any type and at any stage of pregnancy in the City of Lubbock, Texas.” 

More than 62% of voters in the city of more than 250,000 residents voted to approve the referendum, while less than 38% voted against it.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Mark Lee Dickson, the founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn movement that lobbies nationwide to pass ordinances banning abortion at the local level, cheered Saturday’s “landslide” victory for the pro-life movement.

“I think it says a lot because Lubbock is the 11th-most populated city in the state of Texas and the 83rd most populated city in the United States of America,” he said. 

The push to make Lubbock a sanctuary city for the unborn was instigated by Planned Parenthood’s plans to build an abortion facility in the West Texas city. Dickson told CP that “Planned Parenthood did come into Lubbock, they opened up, they started performing abortions on April 15, just a few weeks ago. And Planned Parenthood also poured a whole lot of money into this election.”

“They … pushed a campaign … to … prevent this ordinance from being passed, and at the end of the day, they ended up losing that election,” he added. “Respectfully, I would congratulate them on their … campaign effort. But since this was a landslide election, it’s very obvious that the people of Lubbock have spoken. I am expecting that Planned Parenthood will obey … the laws of the city and … not perform abortions within the city limits of Lubbock, Texas.”

As Dickson explained, it was concern about a Planned Parenthood moving into another Texas city that launched the “sanctuary cities for the unborn” movement first place.

“There was an abortion facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, that at one time was looking at crossing the border to Waskom, Texas,” he said. “Waskom, Texas, is a small city that has … great churches, it has great restaurants, and I just felt like an abortion facility would be a great stain on that city because an abortion facility is a place that murders innocent children on a regular basis.”

“So, I reached out to the mayor, and he didn’t want an abortion facility coming into the city. So they decided to pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within the city limits,” Dickson continued.

Following Waskom’s lead, 22 Texas cities have passed similar ordinances: Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Gilmer, Westbrook, Rusk, Colorado City, Gary, Big Spring, Wells, Whiteface, East Mountain, New Home, Ackerly, Grapeland, Goldsmith, Carbon, Gorman, Murchison, Latexo, and now, Lubbock.

The Nebraska cities of Hayes Center and Blue Hill have also become sanctuary cities for the unborn.

“All cities at this point, with the exception of Lubbock, have outlawed abortion through their mayor and city council,” Dickson explained. “I think this is the appropriate way it needs to be done — through the mayor and the council the people have elected.”

The activist said that the referendum in Lubbock was “afforded by the Lubbock City Charter.”

“I’m glad that we had the opportunity to put it for a citywide vote,” he said. “But in normal circumstances, we shouldn’t have to do a citywide vote.”

“Now all these ordinances, I’ve been involved with the drafting of those,” he continued. “And so how this process works is that people in these cities have … expressed interest to see abortion outlawed, and I work with those residents in those cities and do my part to help them accomplish that goal.”

The referendum vote comes after the city council voted against the ordinance in November due to concerns that it could result in a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality. The ordinance bans most abortions in the town, except in cases when a woman’s life is at risk. The measure also allows family members of women who receive abortions to sue anyone who assisted, according to Reuters. It is unclear when the measure will take effect in Lubbock.

In May 2020, the ACLU sued seven cities that passed sanctuary for the unborn ordinances. According to Dickson, those cities were represented at no cost to taxpayers by Jonathan Mitchell, the former solicitor general for Texas.

“After three months, the ACLU withdrew their lawsuits, and so those lawsuits did not cost the cities or taxpayers anything, and abortion remains outlawed in every city that was sued,” he claimed. 

However, Dickson lamented that when the city of Omaha, Texas, received an open record request from the ACLU after outlawing abortion, “their attorney got scared and walked the ordinance back to a non-binding resolution.” 

After withdrawing the lawsuits, the ACLU claimed that the “seven cities we sued quickly backed down and revised their ordinances to allow pro-abortion organizations to operate within the cities and stop calling them ‘criminal.’”

According to The Marshall News Messenger, the lawsuits were dropped after cities amended ordinances to decriminalize the organizations.

The ACLU is mulling its legal options in Lubbock and believes the measure is unconstitutional as there are fears it could impact abortion access in West Texas as the city serves as a medical hub in the region. 

Dickson believes that pro-life activism has taken on new importance now that the federal government has come under complete control of the pro-choice Democratic Party. Stressing the need to “do everything we can to stand up and be a voice for life for the sake of unborn children who are dying daily,” Dickson emphasized that the sanctuary cities for the unborn movement proves that “we can do things on the local level and we can get the job done.”

The referendum in Lubbock was not the only victory for the pro-life movement to come out of Texas on Saturday. In a special election to replace the late Republican Rep. Ron Wright, who formerly represented Texas’s 6th Congressional District, two Republicans advanced to the runoff election. That ensures that the seat will remain in the hands of the GOP. Democrats had hoped to flip the district, which has become increasingly competitive in presidential elections.

According to Daily Kos Elections, former President Donald Trump won the district by 3 percentage points in the 2020 presidential election, after winning it by more than 12 percentage points in 2016. 

Susan Wright, the widow of the late congressman, and Jake Ellzey will face off head-to-head after taking the top two spots in Saturday’s jungle primary.

The national pro-life grassroots organization Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Wright and cheered the results of Saturday’s election. 

“Susan’s outspoken advocacy for the unborn and their mothers, her strength of character and her extensive experience as a community leader make her deeply suited to represent the deeply pro-life state of Texas,” asserted SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. 

“We are confident she will prevail over her opponent and look forward to seeing her stand up against the extreme pro-abortion Biden-Harris-Pelosi agenda in Washington, which is radically out of step with Texas values. Susan’s voice will be yet another outstanding addition to the historic class of pro-life women serving in Congress.”

As the SBA List has noted, the 117th U.S. Congress has a record 31 pro-life women serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. That number will rise to 32 if Wright is elected.


Reported by NEWSCHRIS ENLOE | May 04, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/chauvin-juror-blm-george-floyd-shirt/

New questions have surfaced about the impartiality of a juror who was empaneled for former police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial last month after a picture sparked speculation that he may not have been as unbiased as he told the judge. During jury selection, Brandon Mitchell — a 31-year-old high school basketball coach who was known as Juror #52 before speaking publicly last week — told Judge Peter Cahill that he only heard “basic info” about the high-profile case, and was certainly not aware of any information that would hinder his ability to serve as an impartial juror.

However, Mitchell was pictured last August wearing a T-shirt that included references to George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter. The picture shows Mitchell wearing a shirt with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s picture surrounded by the words “GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS” and “BLM.” He is also seen wearing a Black Lives Matter baseball cap.

Image source: Facebook screenshot

Mitchell told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he does not remember wearing the shirt but explained the photo was taken during a trip to Washington, D.C., last August when he attended an event commemorating the anniversary of King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

“I’d never been to D.C.,” Mitchell said. “The opportunity to go to D.C., the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of Black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something.”

“It was directly related to MLK’s March on Washington from the ’60s … The date of the March on Washington is the date … It was literally called the anniversary of the March on Washington,” Mitchell explained.

More from the Star Tribune:

Media accounts of the event show it had several components, including: advocating for racial justice, increasing voter registration, pushing for a new version of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and urging participation in the 2020 census. The event also focused on police use-of-force. Floyd’s brother and sister, Philonise and Bridgett Floyd, and family members of others who have been shot by police addressed the crowd. It served as a rallying point for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a federal police reform bill.

What does this mean for the Chauvin trial?

Despite Mitchell dismissing the Washington event as “a national thing,” legal experts agree the picture is problematic.

Jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer told the Washington Post that Chauvin’s attorney will no doubt use Mitchell to argue for an appeal. But the real question will be whether Mitchell provided false answers during jury selection, Tuerkheimer said.

As the Star-Tribune noted, Mitchell answered “no” to questions on the juror questionnaire that inquired whether he participated in demonstrations “against police brutality” in Minneapolis or whether he or anyone close to him “participated in protests about police use of force or police brutality.”

“That could change the outcome of things; if there is anything that makes him seem that he was not forthcoming, it could be an avenue for the judge to reconsider the case,” Tuerkheimer said.

Civil rights attorney Brian Dunn agreed the real concern is whether Mitchell “lied about, or failed to provide complete answers on whether he has engaged in public activism, or whether he has any affiliations with BLM that go beyond the mere wearing of the shirt.”

“If it is determined that the juror did not provide full disclosure to the defense, the question then becomes whether this lack of candor violated Mr. Chauvin’s right to a fair trial,” Dunn told the Post, adding the photo is “undeniably suggestive of a possible bias in this juror.”

“If [Mitchell] specifically was asked, ‘Have you ever participated in a Black Lives Matter demonstration,’ and he answered, ‘No,’ to that, I think that would be an important appealable issue,” Joseph Daly, emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, similarly told the Star Tribune.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Children At Risk

A.F. BRANCO on May 4, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-children-at-risk/

Critical Race theory may be putting white kids at serious risk of self-esteem issues.

Critical Race Theory
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Reported By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter | Monday, May 03, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/td-jakes-warns-church-has-become-deaf-riddled-with-tribalism.html/

Bishop T.D. Jakes at the “Healing the Racial Divide” summit in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday January 15, 2015. | (Photo: A. Larry Ross Communications)

In an increasingly divided society, Bishop T.D. Jakes has warned that “tribalism” permeates even the Church of Jesus Christ and is causing it to become “deaf” to the plight of those beyond its four walls. 

“I think the first thing we need to do is go on an expedition and go beyond the borders of the safety of our sanctuaries and finally fulfill the Matthew 28:19 commission to go into all the world,” Jakes, leader of The Potter’s House megachurch based in Dallas, Texas, said on “The Edifi Podcast With Billy Hallowell.” 

“But before we teach them, let’s listen. Because I think there’s a huge disconnect between the sanctuary and the solar orbit that it encircles. And that difference makes a difference in how we approach the Great Commission.”

Jakes, who recently released his latest bookDon’t Drop the Mic: The Power of Words Can Change the World, lamented the “tribalism” he said is prevalent both in Christian and non-Christian circles.

Tribalism is defined as a “strong loyalty to one’s own tribe, party, or group.” 

He said people are “supported even by cookies on the phone and everything else to stay in your tribe.” 

“Tribalism always leads to war. Always,” the 63-year-old stressed. “You have to break down the wall and not build walls between us, but draw circles around us and begin to talk. … I’m talking about actually becoming friends with people. It’s hard to hate somebody you understand.”

Listen: subscribe to “The Edifi Podcast With Billy Hallowell.” 

Drawing from the example of Jesus and other biblical heroes, Jakes stressed the importance of empathy and “listening.” He warned that “if you speak fluently and lose your hearing, your speech will deteriorate down to the level of your hearing.”

“I think that the Church has become deaf,” he said. “And in so doing, we’re so busy teaching and talking. And we have our lines down pat and our talking points down, [but] we’re not listening.”

“And we have to be listening. We’re suffering as a country because we have a Congress, and leadership, and a society that doesn’t seem to listen,” he added. “They’re so busy fighting between the right and the left, that they can’t hear the people they represent. It seems not to matter what the people think anymore.”

The New York Times bestselling author emphasized that change doesn’t come from “people on TV,” but from average people learning to understand one another. 

“This is our country, not elected officials, not famous people, not rich people. This is our country,” he declared. “And if we want change, change has to start in our lives rather than becoming angry at what they are doing. It’s up to us to make it a better world. … The mic is in your hands. Let your voice be heard. But listen to other people as well.”

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Jakes is not the only evangelical leader to warn of the dangers of tribalism within the Body of Christ. 

In January, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore warned that the crimes being perpetrated against religious minorities in China and elsewhere rely on “tribalism” and invisibility “where the rest of the world doesn’t pay attention.”

“The way of Jesus Christ says that we pay attention to our neighbor on the side of the road who is persecuted, who is being beaten,” he said. “So let’s pray for … persecuted peoples. Let’s pray not just individually, but together, and pray for them by name.”

“Let’s be the people who stand up for whoever is being made invisible, whoever is being intimidated and bullied in our own neighborhoods and in our own communities because we’re the people of Jesus Christ.”


Reported By Jim Hoft | Published May 2, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/tgp-exclusive-witnessed-arizona-auditing-floor-ballots-scanned-tested-documented-process-organized-secure/

On Saturday The Gateway Pundit correspondent Jordan Conradson observed the forensic audit of the Maricopa County election ballots on the floor of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Jordan wrote this article after his six hours on the coliseum floor on Saturday.

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On Saturday, May 1st, I volunteered to observe the Maricopa County Audit process at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Upon arrival, I checked in with the police at the entrance, who confirmed my name was on the list and directed me to the coliseum entrance. When I entered the building, I went through more check-in procedures, received my name badge, and locked all of my belongings in a locker with a security code. I was only allowed a red pen and a piece of paper on me while observing.

I was told that this was the most secure and transparent process in history. This rang true as I witnessed the measures they are taking to ensure integrity and confidence in the forensic audit system.

The first thing I noticed was the videographer, who documents and records everything (ex. any issue with ballots upon opening box). I observed teams of three “counters” checking each ballot on a rotating table and adding a timestamp to each tally sheet. I saw that the counting of votes was in good hands and was being performed with speed, accuracy, and honor. It was a smooth process.

After a box of ballots was counted, the ballot box chain of custody is then updated.

Then the ballot is taken to a forensic scanning station to test the weight, texture, ballot watermarks, and vote bubbles. These tests are used to authenticate the ballot. Each ballot is photographed; a forensic scan is taken, ballots are numbered and issues are recorded on the paper examination log. After this process is completed, the chain of custody is updated again and the box is sealed with the tape color of the team who counted. Everything that happens in this room is recorded and documented – Everything! This process may have more checks and balances than our current executive branch or any branch of government!

As an observer, we wore orange shirts to separate us, and we were given very clear and specific instructions. The floor used tape to create lanes for observers to walk in, and we were not to go near the counting tables, nor speak to the counters. We could only speak to other supervisors to report our concerns and other observers. My job was to provide oversight and report anything that I felt compromised the security of the process. I saw nothing that concerned me, and I believe this process is very secure. Another observer, who observed the previous audit, told me that this was much more organized.

Democrat Operatives on the Floor of the Coliseum–

Two observers caught my eye because they were in pink shirts, unlike the rest of us. I asked one of them why that was and he said, “I’m from the Secretary of State’s office.” He declined to talk to me further. Every other time I saw him, he was whispering to his comrade, who was also in a pink shirt. Katie Hobbs has repeatedly called this audit a farce and “The Big Lie”, but her two minions surely see that this audit is in fact not a lie.

* * * * * * * * *

The Arizona audit will continue on Monday. The number of tables was increased from 20 to 46 late last week.

The Republican leaders are pulling off an auditing miracle.

The Gateway Pundit will continue to provide reports from Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the coming days.

Jim Hoft

Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016.


Reported By Jim Hoft | Published May 3, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/epic-trump-attorney-jenna-ellis-challenges-spineless-liz-cheney-debate-big-lie-attack-president-trump/

Earlier today President Trump released an explosive statement saying“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” This prompted Republican Party House leader Liz Cheney to lash out at President Trump with her latest vicious attack on President Trump and his 74 million voters!

Liz Cheney is an absolute disgrace. The fact that she is still yielding power over Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans is a travesty. In response to Cheney’s latest attack Trump Attorney Jenna Ellis challenged Liz Cheney on a debate!

That would be epic!

Jenna Ellis tweeted:

Let’s see if Liz runs and hides behind her elitist donors or if she takes up Jenna on her challenge.

We can always hope!

Jim Hoft

Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – See BS News

A.F. BRANCO on May 1, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-see-bs-news/

CBS 60 Minutes caught deceptively editing their story to make Ron DeSantis look guilty of pay-to-play.

Ron De Santis on CBS 60 Minutes

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Target Practice

A.F. BRANCO on May 2, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-target-practice/

Target CEO Brian Cornell is putting a target on itself by surrendering to the very groups burning down their stores.

Target Store Promotes More Riots

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Cry Uncle

A.F. BRANCO on May 3, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-cry-uncle/

Tim Scott is ridiculed by the left and the media for his response address to the nation – called Uncle Tim.

Tim Scott Response

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

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Reported By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Friday, April 30, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/usccb-to-advise-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians.html/

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend services at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with congressional leaders prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. | Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla

United States bishops are considering formalizing their opposition to pro-abortion Catholic politicians receiving communion as they continue to speak out against President Joe Biden, a Catholic, over his support for abortion.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, scheduled to hold a national meeting in June, is considering approving a draft document that would advise Catholic politicians who support abortion not to receive communion. The consideration of the document comes as Biden continues to advocate for liberal abortion policies that directly conflict with the teachings of his faith, specifically, that all human life is sacred from natural conception until natural death.

According to Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, advocacy for abortion constitutes a “grave moral evil.” Naumann told The Associated Press that “Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us.”

“It can create confusion … How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?” Naumann asked. The Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law teaches that those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” 

According to the USCCB website, “The body of bishops meets typically twice a year for a General Assembly to transact its business and address matters of concern within its civil and canonical mandates.” This year’s USCCB Spring General Assembly will take place from June 16-18.

Naumann told the AP that at the General Assembly, the bishops will vote on whether to continue working on the document, so it can be presented to the public at a later date. The rules of the General Assembly require proposals to receive a “two-thirds majority vote of those bishops present and voting.” 

Even if the USCCB approves the document, it “would still leave decisions on withholding Communion up to individual bishops.” Individual churches and dioceses have taken different approaches regarding communion for Catholic politicians who support abortion. 

A priest in South Carolina refused to give Biden communion when the then-presidential candidate visited his church on the campaign trail, citing his support for abortion as the reason for withholding communion. However, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington said that he would allow the then-president-elect to receive communion despite his advocacy on behalf of a practice that the Church steadfastly opposes. 

While Catholic bishops as a whole have demonstrated opposition to allowing Biden to receive communion, a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed two-thirds of American Catholics believe that Biden should be able to receive communion despite his position on abortion. 

Biden, the second Roman Catholic to serve as president, has frequently found himself at odds with the Church and the broader Catholic community due to his positions on social issues extending beyond abortion. This divide has manifested itself in exchanges between EWTN’s White House Correspondent Owen Jensen and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House press briefings. 

Most recently, on Tuesday, Jensen asked Psaki to react to criticism of Biden from the USCCB over his administration’s decision to lift “the ban on researchers using fetal tissue from elective abortions.”

Psaki rejected the USCCB’s contention that it’s “deeply offensive to millions of Americans for our taxpayer dollars to be used for research that collaborates with an industry built on the taking of innocent lives.” 

“I think the White House … respectfully disagrees and we believe that it’s important to invest in science and … look for opportunities to cure diseases,” she responded. In addition to his support for abortion, Biden has come under fire for his support for the Equality Act, a wide-reaching legislative initiative that critics warn has negative implications for religious liberty. Jensen has repeatedly pressed Psaki about Biden’s position on such concerns. 

At a White House press briefing earlier this month, Jensen asked Psaki if Biden had a message for “Catholic doctors, [and] Catholic institutions who are fearful that if the Equality Act passes, it has the potential to trample on their conscience rights.” In her response, Psaki maintained that the president has a “difference of opinion” with those who have those concerns while reiterating that “he has been a supporter of the Equality Act, and he also is a practicing Catholic and attends church nearly every week.” 

In March, Jensen told Psaki that pro-life groups were “very concerned about the phrase ‘pregnancy discrimination’ in the Equality Act — that it would force doctors to perform abortions even if it violates their conscience.” Also mentioning concerns that the legislation would “force doctors to perform gender transition surgeries and sterilizations, again, even if it violates their conscience,” Jensen inquired as to whether the president wanted to address the aforementioned concerns.

Psaki did not directly answer the question, instead describing Biden as “a long supporter of Roe v. Wade” and highlighting his “consistent belief that [Roe] should be law.” She also declined to respond when Jensen asked if the president wanted to weigh in on “conscience concerns.” 


Reported By Joe Hoft | Published April 30, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/uh-oh-evidence-shows-intel-israel-john-kerry-shared-iran-not-public-domain-claimed-bidens-state-department/

John Kerry must resign.  And while he’s at it, Biden and his entire Administration should too.

A few days ago it was reported that John Kerry told Iran about some Israeli secrets related to Syria:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/leaked-audio-john-kerry-told-irans-foreign-minister-israels-covert-operations-syria/embed/#?secret=KmRXavoXEX

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/not-going-comment-leaked-tapes-psaki-asked-audio-john-kerry-telling-iran-israels-covert-ops-syria-video/embed/#?secret=VDRnKUdFZn

Then John Kerry claimed that he didn’t give Israeli information to Iran, the event never happened:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/never-happened-flustered-john-kerry-denies-told-irans-foreign-minister-israels-covert-operations-syria/embed/#?secret=tDgHAQPj59

Then the State Department attempted to cover for Kerry so they said that Kerry may have talked about Israel with Iran’s Zarif but not about anything that was not in the public domain.  But, Twitchy notes that this is not the case:

Remember when people (aka the State Dept) defending John Kerry said he didn’t tell Iran anything about Israel they didn’t already know? It was in the public domain? That anyone pretending that Kerry (aka Sing Like a Canary) was spilling secrets had an agenda because orange man bad and stuff?

Yeah, that appears to be bullsh*t. At least according to this problematic leaked audio.

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Looks like Kerry gave Iran intel on our friend Israel and it was not in the public realm.  With friends like Kerry, who needs enemies?

Joe Hoft

Joe Hoft is the twin brother of TGP’s founder, Jim Hoft. His posts have been retweeted by President Trump and have made the headlines at the Drudge Report. Joe worked as a corporate executive in Hong Kong and traveled the world for his work, which gives him a unique perspective of US and global current events. He has ten degrees or designations and is the author of three books. His new book: ‘In God We Trust: Not in Lying Liberal Lunatics’ is out now – please take a look and buy a copy. @joehoft


Reported By Joe Hoft | Published April 30, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/protect-democracy-project-one-three-groups-requested-doj-stop-arizona-audit-connected-soros-funds-mothership-democrat-non-profits/

We know that at least one of the three entities who are begging the DOJ to stop the Arizona forensic audit going on now, the Protect Democracy Project, is connected to Soros, but we uncovered that it is also connected to the mothership of Democrat Not-for-Profits (NFP’s)

Yesterday (on Thursday), three Lawfare groups petitioned the DOJ to stop the audit in Maricopa County Arizona: Then a couple of days ago we recognized their efforts again, this time in Arizona, which again are anything but non-biased:

The Democrats’ use of NFP networks has been so expertly inter-tangled by top-level Democratic operatives for years, that no one can trace its inner workings and connections, which are obfuscated on purpose. Democrats further obscure any connections between players, simply by creating a brand new NFP, with a brand new board and, presto, the new corporate shield protects the money and socialist players, as well as their tools, the expert “community organizers” and their many social justice warriors.

The Democrats and communists have spent decades building and perfecting this gigantic, convoluted, and criminal network. Today it is fully operational.

This gigantic, across-state-lines, interconnected, nonprofit corporate conglomerate(s) (plural) has been expertly set up, so as to evade detection, frustrate the hell out of researchers, likely hide billions in laundered, partisan, Democrat-progressive money – which is implementing socialism inexorably throughout the fabric of American culture and society, and this dirty work is all being executed by innocent-sounding, tax-exempt, ‘alleged nonpartisan’ charities.

The kingpin operation in 2019, 2020, and 2021 has been the Democrats stealing – and keeping – the election for President of the United States. One entity is the motherlode election NFP and was making sure Trump’s 2nd term never, ever manifests. It is actually a project of a nonprofit, which makes its mission, operations, and funding even less transparent. It’s called the National Task Force on Election Crises. Nobody has ever even heard of it.

Which nonprofit sponsors it? The Protect Democracy Project.  The same NFP that is asking the DOJ to stop the Maricopa County audit.

Since it’s a project of a nonprofit they can and have really hidden what they do. A stealth operation in the dark, under the wings of an NFP. It’s a secretive, task force of about 50 individuals, and you won’t believe who some of the players are. It seemed to kick into high gear after November 3 and its purpose seems to be to stop any efforts to place Donald Trump in his rightful seat as the president.

The chair of this cast of evil characters is none other than…James Baker.  Yes, that James Baker, former General Counsel to disgraced FBI Director James Comey. Baker was in the middle of the Russia collusion conspiracy and helped promote the garbage story to the media:

We wonder what else we can find out about this group of NFP’s who claim they are non-biased.

Joe Hoft

Joe Hoft is the twin brother of TGP’s founder, Jim Hoft. His posts have been retweeted by President Trump and have made the headlines at the Drudge Report. Joe worked as a corporate executive in Hong Kong and traveled the world for his work, which gives him a unique perspective of US and global current events. He has ten degrees or designations and is the author of three books. His new book: ‘In God We Trust: Not in Lying Liberal Lunatics’ is out now – please take a look and buy a copy. @joehoft


Reported by NEWSPAUL SACCA | April 30, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/professor-berates-student-police-heroes/

A professor at a Southern California college was caught on video becoming confrontational with one of her students after he called police officers “heroes,” a sentiment that the teacher strongly disagreed with.

Cypress College student Braden Ellis delivered a presentation on how cancel culture is “destructive and tearing our country apart” during a communications class that was being held remotely. Ellis cited the example of “PAW Patrol,” a cartoon about search and rescue dogs aimed at children ages 2-4. Last June, the outrage mob attempted to cancel the cartoon because one of the dogs on the kids show depicted police in a positive manner.

Ellis told the Daily Wire that after his presentation, there was a 10-minute question-and-answer session, which is when the woke professor attacked the student’s opinion that a “good majority” of police officers are heroes.

The professor is seen on the Zoom conference call telling the student that the issue with police is “systemic,” and she claimed the reason the United States has police departments “stems from people in the south wanting to capture runaway slaves.”

The first police department in the United States was established in New York City in 1844, according to Britannica. “Other cities soon followed suit: New Orleans and Cincinnati (Ohio) in 1852; Boston and Philadelphia in 1854; Chicago and Milwaukee (Wis.) in 1855; and Baltimore (Md.) and Newark (N.J.) in 1857.”

In 1799, New York state enacted the “Gradual Emancipation act that freed slave children born after July 4, 1799, but indentured them until they were young adults,” according to the New-York Historical Society. “In 1817 a new law passed that would free slaves born before 1799 but not until 1827.” President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862.

Another classmate chimed in during the video conference call by saying that maybe the police shouldn’t be labeled as heroes and “maybe they don’t belong on a kids show.”

I disagree … I think cops are heroes and they have to have a difficult job,” Ellis responded, but then was quickly and flagrantly interrupted by the professor who acerbically asked, “All of them?”

“I’d say a good majority of them. You have bad people in every business,” Ellis replied before being cut off again by the professor.

“A lot of police officers have committed atrocious crimes and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it,” the professor said in an attempt to alter the direction of the conversation. “And I say [that] as a person that has family members who are police officers.”

Ellis conceded, “This is not popular to say, but I do support our police. And we have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice, I agree with that.”

The professor interrupted the student mid-sentence yet again to say that police haven’t been brought to justice.

The student asks, “Who do we call when we’re in trouble and someone has a knife or a gun?”

And the progressive professor boldly riposted, “I wouldn’t call the police.”

When Ellis questioned her position, she snapped back, “I don’t trust them. My life’s in more danger in their presence.” When Ellis asked the instructor if she would have a firearm to defend herself, she replied, “No.” The professor then abruptly ended the discussion.

“I was shocked to hear her comments about police, but I stood firm in my beliefs,” Ellis told the Daily Wire. “We need to fight back against this liberal ideology spreading in our colleges and save America.”


Reported by THOMAS CATENACCI, REPORTER | April 30, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/30/john-kerry-oil-gas-energy-corporations-white-house-climate/

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry owned shares of multiple oil and gas corporations prior to joining the White House, ethics filings show. John Kerry previously invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Duke Energy, Cimarex, Dominion Energy, Xcel Energy, Exelon Corporation, Valero Energy Corporation and WEC Energy Group, according to Office of Government Ethics filings obtained by Axios. Kerry reportedly sold off his entire stock portfolio, which was worth between $4.2 and $15 million, prior to joining President Joe Biden’s administration.

The Texas-based Valero Energy Corporation was recently ranked the fifth-worst emitter of greenhouse gasses despite having just 14 facilities, the San Antonio Current reported in December. The company was ordered to pay $2.85 million in a civil penalty in October for Clean Air Act violations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

President Joe Biden delivers remarks as U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry listen at the White House on April 23. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden delivers remarks as U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry listen at the White House on April 23. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, a billion-dollar fracking and natural gas company, has been cited for environmental damages. In 2014, a Pennsylvania court granted the company’s request to place a restraining order against an anti-fracking activist, The Guardian reported.

Kerry has railed against fossil fuel companies since Biden appointed him to spearhead the federal government’s climate change response. He has even warned oil and gas companies not to be on “the wrong side of this battle,” urging them to divest from current projects and invest in clean energy, CNN reported.

“They ought to be figuring out how do we become not an oil-and-gas company, but how do we become an energy company,” Kerry said during his remarks at an energy conference in March, according to CNN.

The filings also showed Kerry, who served as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, was paid $5 million by Bank of America to lead its global advisory council and $382,400 by Deutsche Bank, Waste Management and Cornell University in speaking fees. The Rise Fund, a firm that invests in renewable energy stocks, paid Kerry $125,000 in consulting fees.

“The State Department’s Ethics Office reviewed Special Presidential Envoy Kerry’s assets and investments upon his appointment to identify holdings that could pose a significant risk of a conflict of interest,” a State Department spokesperson said in a statement, according to Axios. “Special Presidential Envoy Kerry agreed to divest the assets identified by the Ethics Office and has done so.”


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Santa’s Little Helper

A.F. BRANCO on April 30, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-santas-little-helper/

Biden’s American Families Plan is more like a drunken sailor’s spending spree.

American Families Plan

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Reported By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Thursday, April 29, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/biden-talks-equality-act-white-supremacy-hr1-in-congress-speech.html/

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. | Getty Images/Melina Mara-Pool

In his first speech before a joint session of U.S. Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden urged the legislative branch to support his progressive agenda, unveiled his American Families Plan and warned of the threat posed by white supremacy.

Biden addressed the 117th Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber one day before his 100th day in office. While Biden spent his speech attempting to portray his proposals as popular among Americans of all political persuasions, the president also made overtures to the progressive base of the Democratic Party.

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He specifically expressed a desire to see federal lawmakers send the Equality Act to his desk, which he described as a bill “to protect LGBT Americans.” Biden delivered a specific message to the transgender community, one of the intended beneficiaries of the legislation that would codify discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity into federal law. 

“All transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people, who are so brave, I want you to know your president has your back,” the 78-year-old declared. 

The Equality Act has already passed the House but has stalled in the Senate. Championed by Democrats, the Equality Act has come under frequent criticism by conservatives, who have expressed concerns about its implications for religious liberty and women’s sports.

Throughout his speech, Biden discussed a wide variety of topics, including the coronavirus stimulus package, the progress in distributing the coronavirus vaccine, efforts to fight climate change and foreign policy. The president promoted the American Jobs Plan, his infrastructure plan, in addition to unveiling his American Families Plan.

American Families Plan

The plan seeks to expand access to education, reduce the cost of child care and support women in the workforce while providing upwards of $1.8 trillion “in investments and tax credits for American families and children over ten years,” according to the White House. The plan will be financed by raising taxes on high earners.

Discussing the need to compete with other countries, specifically China, Biden stressed that the United States needs to “make a once-in-a-generation investment in our families and our children.” According to Biden, the American Families Plan addresses “four of the biggest challenges facing American families and in turn America.”

Biden identified the lack of “access to a good education” as one of the biggest challenges facing American families. Arguing that 12 years of free public education was no longer sufficient as the U.S. seeks to compete on the world stage, he explained that the American Families Plan “guarantees four additional years of public education for every person in America.”

“The great universities in this country have conducted studies over the last 10 years that shows that adding two years of universal, high-quality preschool for every 3-year-old and 4-year-old no matter what background they come from puts them in a position to be able to compete all the way through 12 years,” he said. “It increases exponentially their prospect of graduating and going on beyond graduation.”

“The research shows when a young child goes to school — not daycare — they’re far more likely to graduate from high school and go to college or something after high school,” he added. “When you add two years of free community college on top of that, you begin to change the dynamic.”

Additionally, Biden explained, the American Families Plan will “increase Pell Grants and invest in historically black college[s] and universities, tribal colleges [and] minority-serving institutions.”

“The American Families Plan will provide access to quality affordable child care,” he announced. It would “guarantee that low and middle-income families will pay no more than 7% of their income for high-quality care for children up to the age of five” while “the most hard-pressed working families won’t have to spend a dime.”

He said the plan would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave and family and medical leave. He lamented that the U.S. is “one of the few industrial countries in the world” without such a policy. 

“No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck for taking care of themselves and their loved ones or parent or spouse or child,” the president said. 

The former senator from Delaware maintained that extending a $3,000 child care tax credit for children over the age of 6 and a $3,600 child care tax credit for children younger than 6 years old through 2025 “will help more than 65 million children and help cut child care poverty in half.”

The president vowed that to pay for his proposals, he would “not impose any tax increase on people making less than $400,000.” Instead, the cost would fall on “corporate America and the wealthiest 1% of Americans,” whom he argued needed to “pay their fair share.” He proposed increasing the top income tax rate to 39.6% and getting rid of “the loopholes that allow Americans to make more than $1 million a year and pay a lower tax rate on their capital gains than Americans who receive a paycheck.”

As he addressed foreign policy, Biden warned that “terrorism has metastasized” to the point where “the threat has evolved way beyond Afghanistan.” He vowed that “it’s time to bring our troops home.” 

Racism and policing

While stating that Al Qaeda and ISIS are still in the Middle East and Africa, he cited the intelligence agencies’ analysis when characterizing “white supremacy” as “the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today.”

“We have to come together to heal the soul of this nation,” Biden stressed as he pivoted to discussing the death of George Floyd and race in America. “We’ve all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of black Americans. Now’s our opportunity to make some real progress.”

“The vast majority of men and women wearing a uniform and a badge serve our communities, and they serve them honorably,” he continued. “We have to come together to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system and to enact police reform in George Floyd’s name that passed the House already.”

While he praised Republicans for having “very productive discussions with Democrats in the Senate,” Biden reiterated the need to “work together to find a consensus,” urging Congress to pass criminal justice reform by May 25, the first anniversary of Floyd’s death.

Immigration

Describing immigration as “essential to America,” the president asked Congress to support a “comprehensive immigration bill” that includes a pathway to citizenship for “11 million undocumented folks” as well as “high tech border security.”

He specifically highlighted “protection for Dreamers,” illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. He called for “permanent protection for immigrants who are here on temporary protective status” and a “pathway to citizenship for farmworkers who put food on our tables” as the most important immigration-related priorities that Congress must address.

H.R. 1

In addition, Biden asked Congress to pass H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act. 

Democrats, including Biden, have portrayed the bill as necessary to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box.” But conservatives allege that H.R. 1, which they characterize as a “federal takeover of the administration of elections,” will “make it easier to cheat and make it easier to manipulate election results” because it loosens voter ID requirements and signature verification requirements for mail-in ballots.

As his speech concluded, Biden declared, “I have never been more confident or optimistic about America” because “we’ve stared into the abyss of insurrection and autocracy, pandemic and pain and we the people did not flinch.”

While it is not customary for newly elected presidents to give State of the Union addresses, they have given speeches to joint sessions Congress soon after assuming office. The audience in the Hosue chamber did not include most of the 535 members of Congress as is customary for State of the Union addresses or similar addresses given by presidents shortly after taking office. To maintain social distancing as the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, only a handful of members of Congress were physically present in the chamber.


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Reported by PHIL SHIVER | April 29, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/tim-scott-america-not-racist/

After Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) delivered an impassioned rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, declaring that despite the president’s claims, “America is not a racist country,” liberals on Twitter immediately tried to discredit his claims by launching racial epithets at him.

In the speech, Scott acknowledged that while America’s racial “healing” remains an unfinished task, no amount of divisive rhetoric from Democratic politicians and progressive media figures could diminish the progress the country has made toward racial equality. Such progress is powerfully embodied in his own family’s history, Scott suggested, pointing out that his family has gone from “cotton to Congress” in the span of one lifetime — a fact which, egregiously, was called into question by liberal Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler last week.

The South Carolina lawmaker went on to note that, in many cases, Democrats are the ones who exhibit racism in their politics and policy. He recalled that last year, after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, he built a police reform bill to address concerns over unchecked instances of police brutality in America. But Democrats blocked the bill from ever being debated in Congress by using a political tactic they now insist is racist — the filibuster.

“My friends across the aisle seemed to want the issue more than they wanted a solution,” he charged.

He later referred to Georgia’s new voting law, which actually expands early voting opportunity in the state, but which Democrats — including the president — have falsely branded as the new “Jim Crow.” Republicans have an interest in making it “easier to vote and harder to cheat,” Scott said, but Democrats, on the other hand, are only interested in “virtue-signaling.”

“Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants. It’s far too important,” Scott said to close out discussion on the topic.

Stopping at nothing to discredit his assessment that “America is not a racist country,” liberals immediately launched a racist offensive against Scott on social media, using racial epithets.

Following Scott’s speech, mentions of “Uncle Tim” surfaced so many times on Twitter that it became a trend.

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Others shied away from that specific term, but still delivered the same racist message.

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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wrote: “There is a certain irony to the fact that Leftists have determined to be as racist as possible to Tim Scott in order to prove him wrong when he says America isn’t racist.”


Reported by NEWSCHRIS FIELD | April 29, 2021

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/cruz-message-for-woke-ceos/

Following passage of Georgia’s new voting law, multiple CEOs of major American companies tripped over themselves to condemn the law when America’s far-left woke brigade came showed up with torches and pitchforks and threatened to blacklist them if they didn’t do more to condemn the law.

CBS News even got in on the act with a “news” story headlined “3 ways companies can help fight Georgia’s restrictive new voting law.”

And their efforts worked. For example:

  • Delta CEO Ed Bastian quickly toed the line when informed by the left that his initial statement on the bill wasn’t acerbic enough and issued a condemnation falsely stating that the law “could make it harder for many Georgians, particularly those in our Black and Brown communities, to exercise their right to vote.”
  • Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta following pressure from corporate sponsors and the government — including President Joe Biden — and announced the game would take place in Colorado, which has voter ID laws similar to the new Georgia law.
  • Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey caved to the mob and joined the chorus of lies about the Georgia law, saying it “would diminish or deter access to voting.”

More than 60 other executives from other businesses have come out to publicly blast the law, the Hill reported. Those companies include American Express, HP, Nordstrom, MasterCard, Starbucks, Verizon, Uber, Pfizer, Google, GE, Merck, Bank of America, and Boeing. Nearly 200 companies have signed a statement denouncing other Georgia-style voting laws “threatening to make voting more difficult” that are being debated across the country, the Washington Post said.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said this week that it’s time the GOP stand up to woke CEOs. Cruz took to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal on Thursday to inform those CEOs that Republicans are done with them and wished them luck when taxes and regulations start to bury them and they have to knock on Democrats’ doors for help.

The senator began his piece, “Your Woke Money Is No Good Here,” blasting the businessmen for clearly not reading the Georgia law and instead relying on crib notes from left-wing activists:

Had these watch-me-woke-it-up CEOs actually read the bill—instead of parroting the radical left’s talking points—they’d have discovered they had no idea what they were talking about. A clutch of business leaders tried to win woke Twitter points and clowned themselves instead.

Cruz then said it’s time for Republicans to stop ignoring these outrages from CEOs simply because they are “job creators” and to instead strike back. It’s past time to put these “fair-weather friends” in their place:

This time, we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we’ll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we’ll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.

For too long, woke CEOs have been fair-weather friends to the Republican Party: They like us until the left’s digital pitchforks come out. Then they run away. Or they mouth off on legislation they don’t understand—and hurt the reputations of patriotic leaders protecting our elections and expanding the right to vote. Enough is enough. Corporations that flagrantly misrepresent efforts to protect our elections need to be called out, singled out and cut off.

The lawmaker, who admitted that he had received $2.6 million in corporate PAC contributions, said that from now on he’s taking no more of their money. Liberal CEOs and companies have spent years, along with their left-wing pals, attacking GOP values without paying a price.

That time is over, Cruz declared.

“As America’s greatest basketball player observed years ago, Republicans buy sneakers, too. We cast votes, too,” Cruz warned. “And we pay attention when CEOs come after our own just so they can look good for a few editorial pages and radical activists.”

“To them I say: When the time comes that you need help with a tax break or a regulatory change, I hope the Democrats take your calls, because we may not. Starting today, we won’t take your money either,” he concluded


A.F. Branco Cartoon – LeBone-Head

A.F. BRANCO on April 28, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-lebone-head/

Le Bron James put a target on a police officer who saved a Teenagers life by shooting another girl with a knife.

Le Bron “You’re Next” Flak

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Law and Odor

A.F. BRANCO on April 29, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-law-and-odor/

The FBI seems only interested in investigating Republican or Trump associates while giving Democrats a pass.

Rudy Giuliani Raid

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Reported By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Monday, April 26, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/judge-tosses-lawsuit-challenging-conn-trans-athlete-policy.html/

Selina Soule | Alliance Defending Freedom

A federal judge has tossed out a high-profile lawsuit filed on behalf of four female athletes suing to stop a Connecticut high school athletics association policy allowing biological males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports at the K-12 level. Lawyers representing the athletes plan to appeal the ruling.

Judge Robert Chatigny, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, issued a ruling Sunday determining that the lawsuit filed against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Connecticut Association of Schools was “not justiciable at this time.” 

He contends that “courts across the country have consistently held that Title IX requires schools to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity.” 

Appointed to the bench by former President Bill Clinton, Chatigny faced criticism last year from Alliance Defending Freedom, the legal nonprofit representing the plaintiffs, for telling ADF attorneys to refer to biological male athletes as “transgender females.” His insistence that the attorneys avoid referring to the athletes as “males” led to demands that he be removed from the case due to a lack of impartiality. But those calls went unanswered. The plaintiffs, who were all high school students when the lawsuit was filed, contend that allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports violates Title IX, which was designed to provide equal opportunities for females in education. 

ADF announced the intention to appeal the ruling Sunday, stating that its lawyers “will continue to challenge the policy before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.”

“Our clients — like all female athletes — deserve access to fair competition; that means authentically equal opportunities to compete, achieve, and win. But competition is no longer fair when males are permitted to compete in girls’ sports,” said ADF Legal Counsel Christina Holcomb. 

“Males will always have inherent physical advantages over comparably talented and trained girls; that’s the reason we have girls’ sports in the first place. Unfortunately, this court has chosen to ignore our clients’ demoralizing experience of losing to male runners.”

Holcomb argued that while the case centers on female athletes in Connecticut, there is more at stake. 

“Girls and women deserve opportunities that are truly equal — without being sidelined or dominated by males choosing to join their sport,” she added.

According to the ADF, Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Ashley Nicoletti have been “deprived” of “honors and opportunities to compete at elite levels.” Mitchell would have won the 2019 state championship in the women’s 55-meter indoor track competition, ADF reports. However, two biological male competitors took first and second place. Meanwhile, Soule, Smith and Nicoletti “have been denied medals and/or advancement opportunities.”

The ruling states:

“Chelsea Mitchell would have finished first in four elite events in 2019, and qualified for the 2017 New England Regional Championship in the Women’s 100m; (2) Selina Soule would have advanced to the next level of competition in the 2019 CIAC State Open Championship in the Women’s Indoor 55m; (3) Ashley Nicoletti would have qualified to run in the 2019 CIAC Class S Women’s Outdoor 100m; and (4) Alanna Smith would have finished second in the Women’s 200m at the 2019 State Outdoor Open.”

ADF states that due to CIAC’s policy, two males were permitted to compete in girls’ athletic competitions starting in the 2017 track season, who have taken 15 women’s state championship titles previously held by nine different girls between 2017-2019. The law group contends that the two athletes have taken away 85 opportunities to participate in higher-level competitions from female track athletes from 2017 to 2019. 

“Today’s decision ignores the unfairness of the CIAC’s policy, which allows biological males who identify as female to compete in the girls’ category,” said Soule, one of the four athletes who challenged Connecticut’s policy. “During all four years of high school, I worked incredibly hard to shave fractions of a second off my time, only to lose to athletes who had an unfair physical advantage.” 

“I don’t want any other girl to experience the pain and heartbreak I had to go through, and I will continue to stand up for fairness in women’s sports for as long as it takes,” she vowed.

Smith, another plaintiff, described the decision as “disheartening for athletes like me who train hard every day to be our physical and mental best at the starting block.”

According to Smith, “biological unfairness does not go away because of what someone believes about gender identity.”

“Biology — not identity — is what matters on the field, and that’s why I will continue to stand up to restore fairness to my sport,” she said. 

Mitchell called the ruling “discouraging,” claiming the judge “ruled to dismiss my right to compete on a level playing field.”

“Today’s ruling ignores the physical advantages that male athletes have over female athletes,” she argues. “Female athletes like me should have the opportunity to excel and compete fairly. No girl should have to settle into her starting blocks knowing that, no matter how hard she works, she doesn’t have a fair shot at victory.”

Nicoletti warned that girls like her “have suffered countless losses because of the CIAC’s policy.”

“[A]nd today’s ruling ignores this fact,” she stated. “I will continue to tell my story and fight for fairness in women’s sports.”

While female athletes decried Sunday’s decision, LGBT activists reacted very favorably to Chatigny’s ruling. 

“This is good news for transgender students in Connecticut and around the country,” declared ACLU Staff Attorney Joshua Block in a statement. “Today’s ruling shows that allowing transgender students to participate in school — including sports — is consistent with existing federal law. This is yet another sign that lawmakers attacking trans youth in states around the country have no legal basis for their claims.”

Additionally, Rahsaan Yearwood, the father of one of the two biological male athletes who now identify as females who are also named defendants in the lawsuit, cheered the decision.

“One of our most marginalized communities has the opportunity to rejoice in their authentic being and feel affirmed in doing so,” Yearwood was quoted as saying. 

As the debate about women’s sports continues across the U.S., several states have passed laws restricting participation in women’s sports to biological females. This year alone, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee have already passed such laws. State lawmakers in more than two dozen other states have introduced similar legislation.

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress want to pass the Equality Act, which would codify nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community into federal law. Critics of the sweeping legislative initiative argue that the protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will require biological males who identify as females to compete on sports teams that correspond with their gender identity as opposed to their biological sex.

Even though the Equality Act has failed to become law because of opposition from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate, President Joe Biden has already signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” the order stated.


Reported By Emily Wood, Christian Post Reporter| Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/top-muslim-leader-arrested-over-2019-easter-bombings-in-sri-lanka.html/

Sri Lankan officials inspect St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Getty Images/Stringer

A prominent Muslim political leader in Sri Lanka and his brother were arrested over the weekend due to their suspected connection to the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings of three churches and three hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa that killed over 269 people. 

Rishad Bathiudeen, a former cabinet minister and the leader of an opposition party in Parliament, and his brother, Reyaj Bathiudeen, were arrested in pre-dawn raids due to circumstantial and “scientific” evidence connecting them to the attacks, according to a police spokesperson. Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana said the brothers allegedly aided and abetted those “who committed the Easter Sunday carnage,” The Associated Press reports. 

On April 23, Bathiudeen’s post on Facebook called the arrest unjust, saying his brother had already been arrested. 

“The CID has been standing outside my house in Boudhaloka Mawatha since [1:30 a.m.] today attempting to arrest me without a charge,” the leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress Party wrote. “… I have been in Parliament, and have cooperated with all lawful authorities until now. This is unjust.”

Bathiudeen’s lawyer, Rushdhie Habeeb, called the arrests politically motivated and said there was no reason given.

Habeeb argued that the purpose of the arrest was to “punish the political leadership of the Muslims, which had nothing to do with 21/4, for the dastardly acts of some Muslim youths who were widely alleged as having been used as pawns by foreign powers,” he said in a statement.

No one has been charged with the suicide bombings, though nearly 200 people were arrested in the days following the bombings by Islamic extremists, according to Agence France Presse.  The arrests came three days after Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church, accused the government of allowing investigations of the attack to be stalled. 

During a commemoration of the second anniversary of the attacks on April 21, Ranjith joined with Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim leaders at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, the location of the first bomb explosion during the Easter service, AP reported. The cardinal claimed players in global geopolitics use religious extremism as a way to achieve their goals. The Catholic Church suspects a larger foreign involvement is to blame. 

Sri Lankan Muslims have disowned the attackers and refused to allow the bodies of the suicide bombers to be buried in their cemeteries. 

President Gotobaya Rajapaksa’s government came to power in 2019 and faces pressure to find the mastermind responsible for the attack. 

“We are surprised that even after two years, answers to the questions of who and why and what of these attacks have not been found by the relevant authorities,” Ranjith was quoted as saying. “We often see that there are political reasons behind some of the investigations stalling.”

“Even though we wish to forgive all these things, we would like to know what really happened,” he continued. 

Nearly 300 lives were lost and over 500 were injured in the 2019 Easter morning suicide bombings. Of those killed, 39 were tourists, including five American nationals and a fifth-grade student from a Washington, D.C., private school. 

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the multiple, simultaneous bombings, one of the largest coordinated terrorist attacks since Sep. 11, 2001. Days after the attack, the government announced Islamic terror cell Nations Thawahid Jaman was involved in the attacks and suggested the attackers likely had assistance from international terror organizations, such as al-Qaeda or the Islamic State, due to the sophistication of the attacks. Not long after the attack, Sri Lanka’s minister of defense said the attacks “were carried out in retaliation” for the shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people a month before.

In January, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that three Sri Lankan citizens were charged with conspiring to provide material support to a group called “ISIS in Sri Lanka” that is believed to be responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks. The department announced that a total of five U.S. nationals were killed, including a Department of Commerce employee who traveled to Sri Lanka on official business.

“According to these charges, the defendants were committed supporters of ISIS, recruited others to ISIS’s violent cause, purchased materials for and made IEDs, helped to prepare and trained others who participated in the attacks, and murdered in the name of this deadly foreign terrorist organization,”statement from the department reads. “They are in custody in Sri Lanka.”

The Sri Lankan government was reportedly warned of possible attacks against Christians in early April, weeks before the bombings occurred through information received from foreign intelligence. This has caused many to question why the attacks were not prevented if the government was warned weeks in advance. Violent attacks were common in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka during its Civil War, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. In recent years, there has been increased tension between Muslim groups and the majority Sinhalese, the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka. 

Buddhists make up about 70% of the Sri Lankan population.


Reported by CHUCK ROSS, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | April 27, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/27/seth-andrew-obama-fraud/

Seth Andrew (YouTube screen capture/The 74)

(YouTube screen capture/The 74

A former official in the Obama administration was charged Tuesday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charter school he founded, and using the funds to help finance a luxury apartment in Manhattan. Seth Andrew, who served in the Obama White House and Department of Education, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a financial institution in connection with a series of banking transactions he conducted in 2019.

Federal prosecutors allege that Andrew ripped off his own charter school organization, Democracy Prep Public Schools, to the tune of $218,005. Andrew founded the New York City-based charter school in 2005. He joined the Department of Education in 2013 and later worked in the Obama White House’s office of educational technology. Andrew was paid by the charter school network while working in the Obama administration, according to prosecutors. He cut ties with the organization in January 2017.

Prosecutors allege that Andrew withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from Democracy Prep’s bank accounts even though he was no longer affiliated with the school network.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a tribute to Vice-President Joe Biden (L) during an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Jan. 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to Vice President Joe Biden. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Andrew allegedly deposited the funds in his own bank accounts in order to obtain an interest rate discount on a $1,776,000 mortgage he and his wife secured on a Manhattan apartment. 

News reports have identified Andrew’s wife as Lana Zak, a CBS News anchor.

“As alleged, Seth Andrew abused his position as a founder of a charter school network to steal from the very same schools he helped create,” Audrey Strauss, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said in a statement.

“Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools’ money but also to have used the stolen funds to obtain a savings on a mortgage for a multimillion-dollar Manhattan apartment.”

According to Andrew’s LinkedIn account, he served as senior advisor to the White House’s chief technology officer. He “built and supported” several Obama initiatives, including the website Vote.gov, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Andrew did not respond to a request for comment through his LinkedIn page.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Logan Act Schmogan Act

A.F. BRANCO on April 27, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-logan-act-schmogan-act/

Reports of Iranian Undercover agent John Kerry delivering Israeli’s secret Syrian program to Iran behind Trump’s back. Logan Act anyone?

John Kerry Diplomacy

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Reported By Jim Hoft | Published April 26, 2021

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/far-left-media-hack-admits-sneaking-inside-arizona-audit-room-veterans-memorial-center-without-proper-credentials-ballots-arrive-attempt-discredit-process/

Far-left CBS media hack Morgan Loew from AZFamily.com published a hit piece on Friday against the upcoming forensic audit of ballots at the Veterans Memorial Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Democrats and their supporting operatives in the media continue to work overtime to shut down this process. What are they so afraid of?

Loew admitted in his piece that he sneaked into Veterans Memorial Center without proper credentials before the start of the forensic audit. This was his contribution to Democrats in their ongoing attempts to discredit the entire process.

Soros-funded Secretary of State Katie Hobbs then used Loew’s report in her latest attempt to shut down the audit of Maricopa County ballots.

They sure are scared!

Jim Hoft

Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016.


Reported By Emily Wood, Christian Post Reporter| Saturday, April 24, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/black-owned-businesses-near-george-floyd-square-plead-for-help.html

A large painting depicting the face of George Floyd stands at a memorial site outside Cup Foods on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Black-owned businesses near George Floyd Square are struggling to survive amid rising crime inside the autonomous zone that has been the scene of two fatal shootings. Violent crime has been on the rise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2020. In the area surrounding the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, near where Floyd died last May, there were 19 fatal and non-fatal shootings last year, 14 of which were from May 1–Aug. 31, 2020. Business owners in that neighborhood, who describe themselves as the 38th Street Black Business Collective, said in a lengthy post on their GoFundMe page that they feel like a “sacrificial lamb” because their families — black families — are losing their livelihood. 

While they believe in justice for Floyd, who died in police custody on May 25 last year — for which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — they are dismayed by city officials who are allowing what they described as an “occupation” and its “unintended consequences.” 

“Following … the reduction of the Minneapolis Police Department, there has been uncontrollable crime in this city. … Carjackings have nearly tripled … Reports of bullets whizzing through the streets, businesses, innocent unintended residence homes, into cars and walls are plentiful. There is constant gunfire day and night, … Black businesses have suffered a similar fate having windows shot out from random gunfire, cars stolen, customers not patronizing businesses due to fear of violence in the neighborhood and throughout the city,” the GoFundMe page says, in part. 

These once-thriving businesses located at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue have seen a loss in revenue of more than 75% with no reprieve in sight. Many residents have described the police-restricted autonomous zone dedicated in Floyd’s memory as a militarized zone, much like Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest occupation zone where multi people were killed and women reported being raped last summer. 

In an attempt to keep their businesses going and their employees paid, the 38th Street Black Business Collective is seeking to raise $400,000. So far, they’ve raised nearly $12,000 toward that goal as of Saturday. The area, according to the business group, “has always been home to some of Minnesota’s most burgeoning Black businesses. This intersection has been home to a thriving Black, community and cultural corridor. However, since May 25th, its reputation has evolved and will now forever be connected to the memory of George Perry Floyd Jr. and the subsequent destruction of our city that followed. …” 

They added, “In the fight for justice we must not forget the fight of economic justice of once thriving community. We business owners know that the fight for justice doesn’t just include justice from the legal system we must also include justice for business impacted.”

Andrea Jenkins, a city councilwoman who represents part of the neighborhood, said residents have complained to city council members about the frequency of hearing gunshots and the rise in crime. 

“The neighbors deserve to have a level of comfort that does not include gunshots every night, and muggings and carjackings, and all the violent crimes we have been witnessing in this community,” Jenkins, told News Nation in an interview last month. 

Kim Griffin, the aunt of 30-year-old Imez Wright, who was working security at the now infamous Cup Foods when he was shot dead inside George Floyd Square, told the news outlet that Minneapolis residents are afraid to enter the area. 

“The situation at the memorial, from what I understand, is its kind of volatile,” Griffin said. “People that want to go and support doesn’t feel a sense of inclusion. There is more of a like militant type atmosphere over and a sense of fear.”

Speaker about the circumstances surrounding the March 6 murder of her nephew, who was a youth mentor training to be a mental health practitioner before he was killed, Griffin added: “Police were not allowed to get into that area; he was carried out outside of the zone of George Floyd Square. It was made clear law enforcement was not welcome to penetrate that zone, which is an atrocity because his life was taken, and I mean who knows whether or not he would have survived had things been different.”

Before the fatal shooting of Wright, a man named Dameon Chambers was shot and killed at the square during a Juneteenth celebration. Emergency services arrived at the scene but were blocked from the area. A city document said that “ultimately [police] had to pull Mr. Chambers to an area where the ambulance could access the area.” He later died from his injuries, KIMT News reports. 

Recently, activists calling themselves the Twin Cities Encampment Responders have encamped in the square, which is cordoned off by cement barricades, warning that they will stay there through August or until the end of the trial for the three other Minneapolis police officers who were at the scene when Floyd died, Fox News reported.

On Wednesday, the Twin Cities Encampment Responders tweeted, “We don’t need the mayor’s permission to make decisions about our city. 38th & Chicago will be held until our demands are met.”

The Twitter thread referred to the two dozen demands of Justice Resolution 001, which includes continuing the closure of the square until after the trial. The resolution said that the barricades can be negotiated for removal if the city meets their “demands for justice.”

The autonomous zone also has special instructions for white visitors posted on a sign near the entrance, which was tweeted out by Fox News correspondent Matt Finn.

“Decenter yourself and come to listen, learn, mourn, and witness,” the sign said in reference to white people. “Remember you are here to support, not to be supported.”

“Seek to contribute to the energy of the space, rather than to drain it,” the statement continued. “Bring your own processing to other white folks so that you will not harm BIPOC.”

BIPOC is an acronym for black and indigenous people of color.


Reported By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Monday, April 26, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/43-companies-oppose-texas-bill-to-protect-girls-sports.html/

A sign for internet payment transaction portal PayPal stands outside the eBay Germany headquarters on December 17, 2009, in Kleinmachnow, Germany. | Sean Gallup/Getty images

Companies that do business in Texas have signed a statement opposing two bills that would ban boys who identify as female from competing in girls’ sports and ban the use of experimental puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and the genital mutilation of minors suffering from gender dysphoria.

Forty-three companies have deemed the bills as “divisive” and signed a statement advocating for trans-identified athletes to compete in girls’ sports and for minors to be able to obtain elective cosmetic surgeries such as double mastectomies, phalloplasties and orchiectomies (testicle removal).

“We are concerned to see a resurgence of efforts to exclude transgender youth from full participation in their communities, to criminalize or ban best-practice medical care that is proven to save lives, or to exclude LGBTQ people in a variety of other settings, including accessing healthcare, filling a prescription, or seeking legal representation,” reads the statement posted on the website Texas Competes, an LGBT advocacy organization.

Signatories to the statement include Amazon, American Airlines, Apple, Dell Technologies, Dow, Facebook, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co, Microsoft, PayPal and United Airlines.

Texas Competes says it’s “not a political or lobbying organization” but rather a coalition of 1,400 companies that do business in Texas seeking to “provide a unified voice for the Texas business community on the clear economic and business case for a Texas that offers fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.”

The statement, signed by the 43 businesses on April 19, comes as Texas lawmakers seek to advance SB 29, which would require “public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.” The Texas Senate has already passed the bill. The legislation is now under consideration in the state’s House of Representatives.

Texas lawmakers are also working to pass SB 1646, which would amend “the definition of abuse of a child” to include “administering or supplying, or consenting to or assisting in the administering or supplying of, a puberty suppression prescription drug or cross-sex hormone to a child, other than an intersex child, for the purpose of gender transitioning or gender reassignment.” The Senate has yet to vote on this legislation.

The 43 companies asserted that such bills, if they were to become law, would ” … send a message that is at odds with the Texas we know, and with our own efforts to attract and retain the best talent and to compete for business. We will continue to oppose any unnecessary, divisive measures that would damage Texas’ reputation and make our customers, our visitors, and our employees and their families feel unwelcome or unsafe.”

The companies also expressed support for “the inclusion of LGBTQ people in nondiscrimination laws, including policy that would update Texas’ nondiscrimination laws to include LGBTQ people.” 

Eighty-six companies based across the United States (including some that are listed in the Texas Competes statement) have signed onto a separate yet similar statement crafted by the LGBT activist organizations Human Rights Campaign and the Freedom for All Americans Education Fund. The statement, titled “Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation,” expressed deep concern over “the bills being introduced in statehouses across the country that single out LGBTQ individuals — many specifically targeting transgender youth — for exclusion or differential treatment.”

“Laws that would affect access to medical care for transgender people, parental rights, social and family services, student sports, or access to public facilities such as restrooms, unnecessarily and uncharitably single out already marginalized groups for additional disadvantage,” the statement asserted. “They seek to put the authority of state government behind discrimination and promote mistreatment of a targeted LGBTQ population.”

Signatories include Adobe, Airbnb, Amazon, American Airlines, Apple, AT&T, Bayer, Ben & Jerry’s, Capital One, Dell, Dow, Dropbox, Facebook, Gap, GoDaddy, Google, Hilton, IKEA, Levi Strauss & Co, Marriott, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, Patreon, PayPal, PepsiCo, Peloton, Pfizer, T-Mobile, Twitter, Uber, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Zillow.

So far this year, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee have enacted legislation banning biological males who identify as female from competing in girls’ sports. Additional bills are under consideration in more than two dozen states. The Arkansas state Legislature recently passed a bill that would ban minors younger than 18 from being prescribed experimental puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and having genital mutilation surgeries. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was expected to sign the bill into law, actually vetoed it. Lawmakers later overrode Hutchinson’s veto. The Alabama state legislature approved similar legislation last month but it has yet to be signed into law by the governor.


Reported by JORDAN LANCASTER, REPORTER | April 26, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/26/portland-mayor-ted-wheeler-calls-citizens-stand-up-mob-rioters/

Portland Reacts After Fatal Shooting During Violent Night Of Protests

Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called for people to ‘stand up’ to rioters destroying his city when he announced Friday that the city’s state of emergency would be extended through Monday.

“They want to burn, they want to bash, they want to intimidate, they want to assault,” Wheeler said during a Friday speech, the New York Post reported. “If BLM leaders can show the courage to stand up to this mob, then we all should.” 

Wheeler said that “the self-described anarchist mob” was responsible for the criminal intimidation and violence.”

“Together we can make a stand … and take our city back,” he added.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reacts after being exposed to tear gas fired by federal officers while attending a protest against police brutality and racial injustice in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 22, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. State and city elected officials have called for the federal officers to leave Portland as clashes between protesters and federal police continue to escalate. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reacts after being exposed to tear gas fired by federal officers while attending a protest against police brutality and racial injustice in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 22, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. State and city elected officials have called for the federal officers to leave Portland as clashes between protesters and federal police continue to escalate. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

Riots have been a reoccurring problem in Portland since May 29, 2020, shortly after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But the mayor seemed hesitant to take steps to quell the unrest and restore peace to Portland. In August, Wheeler rejected then-President Donald Trump’s offer for federal assistance, saying in a statement that the city didn’t need his “politics of division and demagoguery.”

The former president criticized Wheeler’s decision in a tweet calling the mayor a “fool” and said that Portland “won’t put up with no safety any longer.”

Wheeler, while calling for calm, took steps like banning police use of tear gas in September after four months of riots. The Portland Police Bureau said at the time that banning tear gas “will make it very difficult to address this kind of violence without resorting to much higher levels of physical force.”

It took six months of rioting and destruction for Wheeler to announce increased law enforcement actions against the violent mob. By that time, millions of dollars in damage to property and revenue loss had already occurred. Rioters were still causing damage and chaos through mid-April, when crowds set off fireworks and lit buildings on fire near the Portland Police Association.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Happy Earth Day!

A.F. BRANCO on April 25, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-happy-earth-day/

AOC is as smarts as the weather.

AOC and Climate Change

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco.

A.F Branco Cartoon – No Respect

A.F. BRANCO on April 25, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-no-respect/

Democrats refuse to push for better treatment for the national guard.

Minnesota National Guard

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Land of the Freebie

A.F. BRANCO on April 26, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-land-of-the-freebie/

Equality is everyone having the same opportunities vs Equity, everyone having the same outcome.

Equality vs Equity

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

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Reported By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter | Friday, April 23, 2021

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/chinas-persecution-of-christians-intensified-in-2020-report.html/

A villager climbs up the steps toward a cross near a Catholic church on the outskirts of Taiyuan, North China’s Shanxi province, December 24, 2016. | REUTERS/Jason Lee

Religious persecution in China intensified in 2020, with thousands of Christians affected by church closures and other human rights abuses, according to a new report from ChinaAid.  ChinaAid’s research on persecution in China last year documented nine church demolitions carried out by Chinese Communist Party authorities, affecting more than 5,000 members and attendees. Overall, CCP authorities persecuted 100% of house churches, the study found, with police summoning and questioning every church’s main leader. 

Under the direction of Chinese President Xi Jinping, CCP officials also worked to more fully control religion,” ordering Christians in both official, state-run churches as well as in house churches to fly the Chinese flag, and sing patriotic songs in services. Authorities also directed ministers and priests to “Sinicize” sermons, or alter them to conform to CCP ideology.

According to the report released this week, CCP authorities also invaded Christians’ homes, raided family gatherings, and interfered with parenting decisions. In numerous instances, authorities sued Christians for homeschooling their children or sending them to church-run schools.

“ChinaAid’s research for 2020 confirms that China’s persecution of Christians and of those professing any belief again exceeded incidents reported for the previous year,” the report says.

“As suppressed facts have emerged from dark, secret places, the fallout from the CCP’s persecution, like results from the unchecked Covid-19 pandemic, present a potent, putrid threat to challenge the outside world to pay attention.”

The group said it publishes its annual report to “not only increase awareness of religious persecution in China, but to promote religious freedom for all.”

ChinaAid’s findings come on the heels of the 2021 annual report from The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom that identified China as an egregious violator of human rights, specifically toward Christians and Uyghur Muslims. The report notes that CCP authorities continued their unprecedented use of advanced surveillance technologies to monitor and track religious minorities last year.

“Although the CCP has long repressed religious freedom, in recent years it has become increasingly hostile toward religion,” the report says.

The Commission recommended that the U.S. redesignate China as a “country of particular concern,” or CPC, for engaging in systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom. Previous reports reveal that schools in China have been teaching children that Christianity is an “evil cult,while children are being taught to oppose religion, encouraged to question the beliefs of family members and report those closest to them to authorities.

USCIRF Commissioner Gary Bauer commented: “Communist China doesn’t only deny its citizens basic human rights, including the right to seek and worship God. It is also asserting itself as a new authoritarian model for developing nations around the world. It is actively engaged in undermining international human rights standards. It utilizes its growing military power to intimidate and threaten its neighbors.”

Open Doors ranks China at No. 17 on its World Watch List of 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted. 

Boyd-MacMillan, director of Strategic Research at Christian charity Open Doors, recently told Express UK that the CCP is becoming increasingly concerned about the Christian population’s growth and is cracking down on religion as a result. 

“We think the evidence as to why the Chinese Church is so targeted, is that the leaders are scared of the size of the Church and the growth of the Church,” Boyd-MacMillan said.

“And if it grows at the rate that it has done since 1980, and that’s about between 7 [percent] and 8 percent a year, then you’re looking at a group of people that will be 300 million strong, nearly by 2030. And, you know, the Chinese leadership, they really do long term planning, I mean, their economic plan goes to 2049, so this bothers them. Because I think if the Church continues to grow like that, then they’ll have to share power.”


A.F. Branco Cartoon – The Woke Skies

A.F. BRANCO on April 23, 2021 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-the-woke-skies/

United Airlines plans to increase minorities and Women by 50% in training for pilots over the next decade.

United Airlines Affirmative Action

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco.

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