Saturday, January 20, 2018

Trump Delivers Historic Pro-Life Speech But Goofs As He Congratulates Homosexual Republicans


Trump Delivers Historic Pro-Life Speech But Goofs As He Congratulates Homosexual Republicans

By Julio Severo
U.S. President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to pro-life marchers at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend the right to life.
Trump became the first sitting president to address the March for Life, which was holding its 45th event since the creation by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 of the right to abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision. Murder of babies through abortion is legally allowed in the U.S. since conception until the delivery day.
Since 1973, legal abortion has killed an estimated 60 million unborn U.S. children — a true American Holocaust.
Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion industry in the United States, receives annually 1 billion dollars from American taxpayers. But, because pro-life efforts are gaining momentum in the Trump era, congressional plans will probably eliminate roughly half a billion dollars, so that Planned Parenthood will have just half of its financial resources from American taxpayers.
Trump delivered a historic pro-life speech to a crowd at the Rose Garden at the White House. His speech was broadcast to the nearby National Mall, where an estimated 100,000 gathered to mark and mourn the advent of legalized abortion in America.
Trump said, “You come from many backgrounds, many places but you come for one beautiful cause. You come to build a society where life is loved, protected and cherished. … You are a movement born out of love.”
“We know that life is the greatest miracle of all,” the president continued. “We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that newborn child in her loving arms.”
“That is why we march, that is why we pray, that is why we declare that America’s future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity and life for every child of God,” he said.
Trump lamented that the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks.
“As you all know, Roe vs. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world,” Trump told the crowd.
“For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others,” the president said. “Right now in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.” (As recognized by the DailyMail, Trump “goofed as he complained about laws allowing babies to be ‘born’ in 9th month of pregnancy.”)
“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence and that is the right to life,” said he.
Trump’s great pro-life speech would have been enough to galvanize conservatives who support his conservative policies. But, in this same week, he also congratulated the Log Cabin Republicans, the largest group representing LGBT “conservatives,” on their fortieth anniversary.
“I send my congratulations to the Log Cabin Republicans on the celebration of your 40th anniversary,” wrote Trump in his letter to the homosexual Republican group. “We are a Nation founded on the undeniable truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are all equal under our Constitution.”
Trump’s speech justifying homosexual behavior as equal is in conflict with Creator’s clear will in his Word, the Bible, but it is very similar to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, who equally has advocated a pro-sodomy right-wing stance.
The Creator condemns 100 percent homosexuality and he does not celebrate nor congratulates homosexuals. He warns them.
Yet, Trump’s record on abortion has been much better than Netanyahu’s record. While under Trump abortion has faced resistance, under Netanyahu abortion has advanced in Israel.
Because of the pervasive corrosive influence of the Left, even right-wing movements have become ambivalent and disunited on major issues where the Left has been decisive and united. While Netanyahu’s administration has been ambivalent on abortion and sodomy, the Trump administration has been ambivalent only on sodomy.
Trump concluded his congratulation to the Log Cabin Republicans by saying, “No matter the color of our skin or our sexual orientation, we all live under the same laws, salute the same great American flag, and are made in the image of the same Almighty God. As we write the next great chapter of our Nation, we reaffirm our commitment to these fundamental truths and will work to ensure that all Americans live in a country where they feel safe and where their opportunities are limitless.”
A picture of the letter was posted to the Log Cabin Republicans’ official Twitter account on Wednesday, while Richard Grenell, Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Germany, announced on Twitter that he’s “waited a long time to have a GOP President with this kind of leadership.”
Grenell is a “gay” activist who advocates for homosexual “marriage” as a “conservative” issue. He criticizes “loud religious right activists” who oppose homosexuality and touts Trump’s uniquely pro-LGBT credentials as a Republican. He was an early Trump supporter.
Grenell, who lives in Los Angeles, reportedly has a long-term homosexual partner, Matt Lashey. Grenell is pro-life and has worked over the years to help pro-life advocates at the UN, according to one veteran pro-life advocate involved in international issues.
But when it comes to homosexuality, Grenell calls for greater “tolerance” in the Republican Party despite the party’s clear and longstanding platform language opposing “rights” and “marriage” based on aberrant sex.
In a Feb. 3, 2017, podcast with FOX News reporter Shannon Bream, he said, “I am gay, I am a Christian and I am still a man of faith.”
In the interview, Grenell demonstrates precisely the sort of pro-homosexual advocacy that inspires opposition among Christians who accept the age-old biblical proscription against homosexual behavior.
“I know I was born this way,” he emphatically told Bream.
Grenell told Bream that he grew up in a strongly Christian home and went to an Assemblies of God college. He cited his “liberating” experience attending Harvard graduate school and talking with the late homosexual pastor Peter Gomes. As the professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School, Gomes condemned alleged Christian “homophobia” and used his prestigious perch to rebut the religious case against homosexuality.
In the same vein, Grenell told Bream that biblical passages that historically have been interpreted as clearly proscribing homosexual practice actually do not mean that. The first chapter of the New Testament Book of Romans is one such passage.
“For so many Christians that I grew up with, they were focused on verses in the Bible that talked about homosexuality as a negative thing. And when you go back in and actually look at the original words for these verses, it wasn’t about being homosexual at all. It was about being deviant, or a prostitute,” he said. “And so there was no thought that you were going to be able to have a committed [homosexual] relationship.”
Robert Gagnon, a former associate professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the world’s leading academic authority on the Bible and homosexuality from an orthodox (conservative) Christian perspective, specifically rejects Grenell’s thesis that the Bible does not condemn homosexual relationships.
Grenell said he respects Christians who disagree with him and his interpretation of Scripture.
The information on Grenell is from Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.
On Trump congratulating the Log Cabin Republicans, LaBarbera remarked on Facebook that Trump congratulated “a homosexual activist group whose entire mission has been to normalize sodomy (homosexual behavior) as a ‘civil right,’ within the GOP — thus subverting the Republican Party platform. This would be like Trump congratulating the (pro-abortion) group Republicans For Choice.”
He added, “Pro-abort Republicans are free to vote GOP, and they do, but their organizations don’t get recognized and celebrated by the President. It should be the same for pro-homosexual Republicans.”
Following LaBarbera’s argument, the title of this article could also be “Trump Delivers Historic Anti-Sodomy Speech But Goofs As He Congratulates Pro-Abortion Republicans.”
LaBarbera also said, “Too bad for Trump and the RNC that God doesn’t make an exception for ‘Republican’ immorality.”
Trump can condemn abortion, but if he makes an exception for “Republican” immorality, this is not a good example of conservatism, not to mention Christianity.
He could also condemn sodomy and make an exception for Republican pro-abortion stances, and this would be equally against true conservatism and Christianity.
Obama or Hillary Clinton would have supported homosexuality and abortion, in a full leftist “victory” for the evil. Trump opted just for a partial conservative victory: he condemned abortion — which all true conservative presidents have done —, but he has spared sodomy, advancing a leftist “victory” to satisfy Republican homosexuals disguised as “conservative.”
Why does Trump want to condemn abortion without condemning sodomy? Even George Washington, the first U.S. president, condemned homosexuality. Why does not Trump want to follow his good example?
The great danger of Trump’s example is the advance of a pro-life movement that advances the homosexual agenda among conservatives.
Pro-abortion and pro-sodomy people are free to vote conservative politicians. But conservative politicians should never celebrate pro-abortion and pro-sodomy people.
Abortion and sodomy destroy a nation. If Trump condemns and fights both, he saves America. If he saves one of these perversions, America will not be spared from her fate.
If Trump intends to advance a pro-life culture, he has God’s blessings. But if he intends to advance a sodomy culture at the expense of God’s commands, he will do what Sodom was unable to do.
With information from LifeNews, Peter LaBarbera, LifeSiteNews, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart and DailyMail.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Debt, Charity or Population Control? Trump Designates $55 Million to USAID to “Help” Iraqi Christians


Debt, Charity or Population Control? Trump Designates $55 Million to USAID to “Help” Iraqi Christians

By Julio Severo
The Christian press is hailing efforts of U.S. President Donald Trump to help Christians in Iraq.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said last week that $55 million of a $75 million tranche of aid money to the U.N. Development Program’s Funding Facility for Stabilization will go to addressing minority groups in areas of northern Iraq retaken from the Islamic State (ISIS).
FoxNews reported, “USAID payment already forwarded to the UNDP fund is to be especially aimed at ‘those who have been victims of atrocities by ISIS.’”
According to USAID’s press release: “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to increase assistance to Iraqis, particularly religious and ethnic minorities, to enable them to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS.”
Yet, there are concerns.
“UNDP has been grossly mismanaged, is not transparent, and has deliberately marginalized the genocide that targeted Christian and Yazidi minorities for over the past two years,” observes Nina Shea, head of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, and a strong critic of the U.N.’s behavior toward the minority refugees.
“What concerns me is that the bulk of the [Trump] money now for the Christians, the vast majority of it, is going to go through the UN,” Shea said.
“I have no confidence in the UNDP,” said she.
Shea is right about UNDP. According to Facts of Life, a pro-life handbook published by Human Life International (HLI) and written by Dr. Brian Clowes, the United Nations Development Programme has partnerships with pro-abortion groups, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Yet, USAID also deserves no confidence as far as population control is involved.
In a HLI article, Clowes said,
“The United States National Security Council is the highest decision-making body on foreign policy in the United States. On December 10, 1974, it promulgated a top secret document entitled National Security Study Memorandum 200, also called The Kissinger Report. Its subject was ‘Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.’ This document, published shortly after the first major international population conference in Bucharest, was the result of collaboration among the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Departments of State… Although the United States government has issued hundreds of policy papers dealing with various aspects of American national security since 1974, NSSM 200 continues to be the foundational document on population control issued by the United States government. It therefore continues to represent official United States policy on population control.”
NSSM 200, which was issued under a Republican (“conservative” and “right-wing”) administration, presents U.S. strategies to integrate population control measures (called euphemistically as “family planning”) and health and medical services. USAID was actively involved in the elaboration and implementation of NSSM 200, which mentions UNDP as included in its efforts.
What kind of “assistance” two population control agencies (USAID and UNDP) will give Iraqi Christians who survived ISIS? Health services integrated with “family planning”?
The Washington Free Beacon obtained photos of United Nations Development Program projects in Christian and Yazidi towns in northern Iraq, showing “completed” school-rehabilitation projects that amounted to a thin coat of paint on exterior walls with freshly stenciled UNICEF logos every 30 feet.
Inside the building, the rooms remained untouched and unusable, lacking running water, power, and furniture.
Usually, the only thing not lacking in such areas in dire need is population control. Even though there is a lack of everything necessary, there is an abundance of contraceptives, condoms, IUDS, etc.
Do Christians deserve it?
Iraqi Christians
From the U.S. government, Iraqi Christians deserve reparations. In 2016, Republican presidential candidate Trump accused U.S. President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State terror group.
This is a very serious accusation. If Trump was right, the U.S. government under Obama committed crimes against vulnerable Christians by training, funding and arming ISIS, which raped, tortured and slaughtered Christians.
Iraqi Christians deserve much more than population control “assistance.” They deserve due reparations, including weapons to defend themselves. If the U.S. government under Obama could give arms to ISIS and other Islamic groups to attack Christians, why cannot the U.S. government under Trump give arms to Christians to defend themselves?
On behalf of the U.S. government, Trump owes an official apology to Iraqi Christians and all the victims of ISIS created by Obama. This apology is long overdue.
Population control is not assistance. It is to finish the extermination job ISIS began.
Pro-life leaders should contact Trump and ask a full review of USAID and its “assistance.”
Also, the Trump administration should open America’s doors for Iraqi Christians who survived ISIS. After all, they were victims of an Islamic terror group created by an American president. To welcome them as refugees is much more than charity. It is due reparation.
The U.S. economy has increased under Trump. Why not use a good part of these profits ($7 billion would be a good start) to help ISIS’s victims?
With information from USAID, Christian Post, FoxNews, The Hill, Aleteia and Free Beacon.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Using Trump As a Platform to Glorify The Inquisition?


Using Trump As a Platform to Glorify The Inquisition?

Trump Is So Demonized As The Inquisition, Says Brazilian Catholic Right-Winger

By Julio Severo
In the actual world, U.S. President Donald Trump has nothing to do with the Inquisition. But in the world of ideological fiction and religious fanaticism, everything is possible.
In his article “A Inquisição e Donald Trump: o choque de civilizações ontem e hoje” (The Inquisition and Donald Trump: The Clash of Civilizations Yesterday and Today), Brazilian Catholic author Mateus de Castro praises Trump’s efforts to protect America from Islam and uses him, as a comparison, to depict the Inquisition as a similar effort of the Catholic Church to protect Europe from Islam.
Yet, the Inquisition was not born as an effort to fight exclusively Islam. For centuries, the Catholic Church and Catholic nations already applied the Inquisition against Christians who followed Christ not according to the strict commands from the Vatican.
The Inquisition fought any idea, and people espousing them, against the Catholic monopoly. Not only Muslims, but also Jews and Protestants were targeted.
Because Islam is violent, I have no opposition to the Inquisition treating harshly Muslims. But innocent Jews and Protestants were tortured, looted and slaughtered by the Inquisition, whose mission was to destroy everything opposed to the Vatican.
Even so, Mateus de Castro makes the case that just as Trump is demonized over his stance on Islam, so is the Inquisition “demonized.” He even portrays the Inquisition as a “shield” against Islam. This is a bizarre view. By some mysterious reason, the growth of conservative feelings in Brazil is producing bizarre results among Catholics.
Even though Brazil is the largest Catholic nation in the world, the conservative push has come from evangelicals, as recognized even by The Nation. The most prominent conservative victory was acquired by the impeachment of Marxist President Dilma Rousseff in 2016. The impeachment proceedings were made possible thanks to an evangelical leader called Eduardo Cunha, who had been blacklisted by Brazilian Marxists as their number 1 enemy.
The main Marxist movement in Brazil, Rousseff’s Workers’ Party, was founded by a Catholic majority with the assistance of many Catholic bishops.
Initially, the conservative Catholic reaction in Brazil advocated pro-life ideas. But lately this reaction has become more radical and strident pro-Inquisition stances are dominating the worldview of many conservative Catholics. A simple Google search for “Inquisition” and “conservative” in Portuguese (Inquisição conservador) delivers almost 300,000 hits! These impressive numbers show that the advocacy of the Inquisition has become a very prominent subject among conservative Catholics in Brazil. There are thousands and thousands of Catholic-oriented websites and blogs in Portuguese exalting the alleged virtues of the Inquisition. A real tsunami of pro-Inquisition obsession is taking over conservative Catholics.
Radical Catholic right-wingers as Mateus de Castro are at ease to use any subject to defend and excuse the Inquisition. So if Trump is demonized for banning Islamic immigration, hey, the Inquisition is as “demonized” as Trump is!
If conservatism is attacked, hey, the Inquisition suffers the same abuse!
Castro uses as base to defend the Inquisition Henry Kamen, whom he alleges to be “the biggest expert on the Spanish Inquisition in the 20th century.”
Kamen is recognized as a revisionist, who has changed the history as it really was.
Revisionism is a tool especially used by Marxists. The most prominent revisionism focuses on the Holocaust. Typically, revisionists reduce the numbers of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and their sufferings.
The real greatest expert on the Inquisition is the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He wrote “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,” a book that largely revolves about Spanish Catholics questioning, torturing, punishing and burning Jews. His book is real history, not revision to please those who defend the Inquisition.
Castro’s article was published in the Brazilian right-wing website Senso Incomum (Uncommon Sense). It is really a very uncommon or bad sense to push for the rehabilitation of the Inquisition as an important component in conservatism. It makes no sense to put on the same level conservatism and the revisionism of the Inquisition. It makes no sense for a right-wing website as Senso Incomum to put Trump and the Inquisition on the same level. But such bad sense is now trendy among Brazilian Catholic right-wingers, who are engaged in the disgraceful, anti-Christian and anticonservative mission of glorifying the Inquisition.
Castro says that America faces today the same Islamic threat Europe faced 500 years ago, and he almost said that the Inquisition is necessary today. Yet, other Catholic right-wingers have been more straightforward about the “need” of the Inquisition today. Catholic writer Theodore Shoebat has suggested that the only way to exterminate the homosexual agenda is through a Catholic “revival,” with an Inquisition that will enact the death penalty to homosexuals.
Such Catholic “revival,” with a misguided conservatism, will not leave Protestants and Jews eventually untouched. In fact, for several years Brazilian “conservative” Catholic writers have called Protestants “heretic.” “Heretics” were the main victims of the Inquisition.
A real Christian revival produces passion for Christ and repentance. In Brazil, the Catholic right-wing “revival” is producing passion for the Inquisition and no repentance. It is one of the most bizarre trends among Brazilian Catholics.
Christian conservatism and the Inquisition advocacy is a huge contradiction. Even so, Castro said as an excuse, “For this, we have to go through the thorny task of revealing that Islamic theology is based on domination, not spontaneous conversion.”
Yes, Islam is based on domination and forced conversion. But the medieval Catholicism, praised by Castro, was equally based on domination and forced conversion. Or you were Catholic or against Catholicism. Only Catholics were protected. Jews and non-Catholic Christians were in everlasting danger of falling prey to the Inquisition.
Just as in the case of abortion, when conservatives consider the plight of victims; just as in the case of communism, when conservatives consider the plight of victims, the case of the Inquisition deserves the same treatment: the Jewish and Protestant victims in their plight, not their oppressor, deserve attention and defense. To choose the Inquisition is akin to choose communist killers and baby killers (abortion physicians) instead of their victims.
To use the conservative movement as a platform to sanitize the Inquisition is a disservice to conservatism and Christianity. To say that the Inquisition has been “demonized” is to make this killing machine a victim, when the actual victims were Jews and Protestants.
To use the conservative movement as a platform to promote the revisionism of the Inquisition, as Catholic right-wingers in Brazil are doing frequently, will eventually destroy any conservative hope for Catholics in Brazil.
To use the pro-life movement as a platform to advocate the revisionism of the Inquisition, as Catholic right-wingers in Brazil are doing frequently, will eventually harm the pro-life cause among Catholics in Brazil.
To use Trump’s demonization as an example of how the Inquisition is “demonized” only shows that the Brazilian “conservative” Catholic movement is sick or even under demonic possession.
Only Christ can heal spiritual diseases and expel demons.
Only a true Christian revival can deliver Catholics from the fake Catholic “revival” that is sanitizing the Inquisition.
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