Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cops throw a horse in jail for kicking a car in Brazil


Cops throw a horse in jail for kicking a car in Brazil

By Julio Severo
Brazilian police threw a horse in jail for kicking a car.
To the surprise of its owner, Faceiro the horse was put behind bars for nearly 24 hours after being accused of criminal damage in the city of Nossa Senhora Aparecida, northeast Brazil.
The horse was detained from Sunday evening until Monday afternoon to compensate the angry car owner who demanded the horse should be locked up until she had received payment for the damage.
A video of the dejected animal incarcerated in a military police prison cell has generated both amusement and anger on social media. Worse: Brazil is being mocked in the international media.
There is an urgent need for the police to incarcerate multitudes of real criminals in Brazil, especially corrupt politicians. But this need has never, in centuries of Brazil’s existence, been fulfilled. Brazil has been filled of corrupt politicians since its discovery in 1500.
Brazil is the largest Catholic nation in the world where impunity is the true law of the land. Impunity if the criminal is rich or prominent. But there is law for others, including an innocent horse.
“Nossa Senhora Aparecida,” the city where the horse was incarcerated, is named after a black statue that Brazilian Catholics interpret as Mary, the mother of Jesus. The black statue is officially the Catholic patroness of Brazil and Brazilian Catholics, who love syncretism, pray to Aparecida, which has a massive sanctuary in Brazil.
If Brazilians can make the foolishness to pray to a black statue, why cannot they make the foolishness to incarcerate an innocent horse?
As Jack Palance used to say in his Ripley’s TV show, “Believe it or not!”
With information from DailyMail.
Portuguese version of this article: Polícia prende cavalo por coice em carro no Brasil
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

City Liberated from ISIS or ISIS Liberated from City?


City Liberated from ISIS or ISIS Liberated from City?

By Julio Severo
President Donald Trump hailed the defeat of ISIS last October in the Syrian city of Raqqa — the last major urban stronghold of Islamic State (ISIS).
Picture shows heavily-armed ISIS men in masks and combat gear huddled into the back of vehicles that formed a huge convoy
Reportedly, U.S.-backed forces fully liberated Raqqa, the former self-proclaimed capital of ISIS in Syria.
Trump said, “ISIS strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa” have been liberated “as a result” of orders he gave to U.S. commanders during his first days in office. “We have made, alongside our coalition partners, more progress against these evil terrorists in the past several months than in the past several years.”
These “U.S.-backed forces” and “U.S. coalition partners” included Saudi Arabia and Syrian rebels, supported formerly by Obama and now supported by Trump.
Result? Even though many reports have indicated a full victory with an expected extinction of ISIS in its capital in Syria, the reality was different. There was no extinction.
According to DailyMail, 4,000 ISIS militants and their families were reportedly allowed to leave Raqqa in a long four-mile convoy, adding: “Witnesses said it included ‘huge’ numbers of foreign fighters – including some English speakers — who are said to have since spread out across Syria and into Turkey, potentially en route to Europe.”
ISIS in 2014
The ISIS convoy was carrying tons of weapons and ammunition. ISIS terrorists were allowed to leave carrying AK47s sat on top of some of the trucks and squeezed into trailers.
The “U.S.-backed forces” and “U.S. coalition partners” monitored the convoy from the air, dropping flares to help ISIS drivers in the 163 vehicles, including lorries and buses, navigate the road.
My heart cries because when Christians in Syria and Iraq were being decimated by ISIS, there were no “U.S.-backed forces” and “U.S. coalition partners” monitoring and protecting Christian convoys to escape ISIS. In fact, while ISIS has modern, American cars, Christians persecuted by ISIS had no modern cars to escape.
They had no tons of weapons and ammunition to defend themselves from ISIS.
Christians did not escape, because no one helped them. ISIS escaped.
US and its Muslim allies “against” ISIS
Even though the Trump administration wanted to exterminate ISIS terrorists, Saudi Arabia allowed them to leave and to move to other parts of Syria.
How could this sad result be different? Syrian rebels have largely helped ISIS and fought against the Syrian government, the only real local resistance to ISIS.
Like ISIS, Syrian rebels, supported by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. since Obama, also persecute and slaughter Christians.
Saudi Arabia had no permission to invade Syria, but even so it did it.
Had United States under Obama and has the United Sates under Trump permission to invade Syria? No, but even so they did it. If Trump wanted to fight ISIS in Syria, he could not have a partnership with Saudi Arabia, an ally of ISIS. And he needed permission from the Syrian government and to stop funding and arming Syrian rebels who since Obama fight to overthrow the Syrian government.
Russia is in Syria by direct permission of the Syrian government. It is doubtful that Russia would allow ISIS terrorists to escape Raqqa. But the U.S. and its coalition partners did just it.
Christians in the West can never forget that ISIS is a machine of genocide against Christians in Syria and Iraq.
Why did the U.S. and its coalition partners allow this machine of genocide to escape?
It is time for the U.S. to sit at the table and invite Syria to be a partner, because only Syria has been fighting decisively against ISIS.
It is time for the U.S. to apologize for supporting Syrian rebels since Obama and for invading Syria without the permission of its government.
It is time for the U.S. to apologize to Syria because Obama created ISIS, which has devastated the Syrian Christian population.
If the U.S. can have Saudi Arabia, the main sponsor of Islamic terrorism around the world and no friend of Christians, as a partner, why cannot the U.S. have as a partner Syria, whose Christian population was the main victim of Saudi-backed ISIS?
Obama made a genocidal mess against Christians in Syria. The mess continues.
Raqqa was not liberated from ISIS. ISIS was liberated from Raqqa.
With the information from the DailyMail and the DailyBeast.
Portuguese version of this article: Cidade liberta do ISIS ou ISIS liberto da cidade?
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Protestant Church Founded by George Washington Rejects Him and Embraces Feminism and Liberation Theology


Protestant Church Founded by George Washington Rejects Him and Embraces Feminism and Liberation Theology

By Julio Severo
There was a day, not too long ago, when any American Protestant church would have been proud to claim George Washington, the first president of the United States and the founder of the American nation, as one of its founders and first members.
George Washington praying
That day has passed.
At Christ Church of Alexandria, Virginia, where the motto is “All are welcome, no exceptions,” its leaders decided its most famous member, George Washington, is no longer welcome.
Christ Church announced last October that it will remove a stone plaque that reads “In memory of George Washington” currently displayed on the left side of the altar.
Washington was one of the founding members of Christ Church, which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church USA. He purchased pew No. 5 when the church opened in 1773 and attended it for more than 20 years. Christ Church was as important to Washington that his family donated one of his Bibles to the church after his death.
Christ Church founded by George Washington
Christ Church said that the stone plaque on the side of the altar has become controversial because Washington owned slaves.
But feminism is not controversial for them. The Episcopal Church USA has embraced the “Mother Earth” theology, a supposedly “Christian” feminism.
Christ Church, founded by Washington, is today so feminist that it does not have a single male pastor listed on its website. All four ministers in this church are female. One of them, the Rev. Ann Gillespie, is a former Hollywood actress who recently included in her sermon a new version of the Apostle’s Creed.
It starts out, “I believe in God, our Mother Bear, source of all being,” and it refers to Mary, the mother of Jesus, as “the bad-ass womanist liberation theologian, Mary.”
This “creed” was concocted by a lesbian woman named Sarah Moon, who is a member of a United Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio.
Moon declared in a September 2014 blog post she could no longer bear to recite the Apostle’s Creed, so she rewrote it and came up with her own “Feminist Apostle’s Creed.”
The Episcopal Church USA’s website indicates that liberation theology, social justice, Earth worship and inclusiveness take priority over the traditional Christian missions of trying to live a holy life and sharing the Gospel.
So Christ Church, founded by Washington, is today inclusive to liberation theology, feminism and the gay agenda, but it cannot tolerate Washington over slavery.
Slavery was a universal reality in Washington’s time, and even blacks in Africa, centuries before their first contacts with whites, enslaved other blacks. Even blacks in America enslaved blacks. Slavery was not begun by Washington and other Christians, and it was not ended by blacks or liberation theology adherents. It was ended by William Wilberforce and other Protestant whites.
If feminist ministers at Christ Church can see slavery in Washington, why cannot they see the modern slavery?
Do anti-Washington feminist ministers at Christ Church go naked? Almost no American today uses clothes not made by slave labor.
“‘Everyone loves a bargain but the true cost of that latest wardrobe addition is pitiful wages for Bangladesh’s legion of factory workers,’ writes Simon Parry” in his report “The true cost of your cheap clothes: slave wages for Bangladesh factory workers.” Cheap American clothes today are made by slave workers in Bangladesh and other poor nations.
Yet, you do not see feminists and black ativists in America complaining of the plight of those poor modern slaves. You do not see them going naked on boycott. To blame Washington is easier.
Do not anti-Washington feminist ministers at Christ Church use iPhone? Almost no American today goes without iPhone — whose making involves slavery from the beginning to the end.
An essential component of iPhone, Samsung and other smartphones and notebooks is coltan, which is extracted from mines in Congo by slave labor of children as young as 13. Congo in Africa has 80 percent of the world’s coltan, which is sent to factories in China — most notably, the Foxconn factories in Shenzhen. These factories, which produce components for iPhone, are “labor camp,” in which teenage students are forced to work more than double or even triple the overtime limit (36 hours a month under China’s labor laws). Regularly, workers attempt suicide. Even though there are anti-suicide nets to hinder workers from jumping from the roof of the buildings, some have succeeded.
You can see clothed feminists and black activists with their iPhones in their hands complaining of “Washington’s slavery,” but no angry that they are themselves actively supporting modern slavery.
Modern slaves have no time to study.
American history indicates that many white owners allowed their slaves to study. But feminists and blacks in the Protestant church founded by Washington do not care if he was kind or not to their slaves. They want to keep using their iPhones and clothes made by modern slaves, regardless if the slave labor is cruel or not.
Now George Washington is purged from his own church by feminists and liberation theology adherents, in a wave by black activists to remove monuments of white personalities, including Christopher Columbus.
For feminists, liberation theology adherents and black activists, Washington was racist just for being white.
What will come next? Will they remake the U.S. flag — yes, the Old Glory — and the Constitution because they were made by Anglo-Saxon whites and produce a flag and Constitution with the joint participation of blacks, Indians, Chinese, etc.?
Will they remake the U.S. flag and the Constitution because they were made by men and produce a flag and Constitution with the joint participation of homosexuals, etc.?
Will they remake the U.S. flag and the Constitution because they were made by mostly Protestant men and produce a flag and Constitution with the joint participation of Muslims, Hindus, sorcerers, etc.?
When the Protestant church founded by George Washington rejects him but embraces feminism and liberation theology, it is a dark sign of Satanism invading the Protestant foundation of America.
It is time to defend Washington and the Protestant principle of the Bible guiding individuals, families and nations to defeat feminism, liberation theology and the gay agenda. Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
In this spirit, I am sure that while witches, occultists and Satanists were celebrating Halloween in October 31, 2017, Washington would be celebrating the landmark 500 years of the Protestant Reformation.
If even Donald Trump chose to celebrate Halloween, instead of the Protestant Reformation, what expect from Christ Church?
The Protestant church founded by Washington needs more than ever to obey the Bible.
America founded by Washington needs more than ever to obey the Bible.
If America denies and forgets her spiritual foundation, God will forget her.
With information from WorldNetDaily, DailyMail and Huffington Post.
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Monday, November 06, 2017

Israel Condemns Iran, Not Saudi Arabia, for Persecuting Christians


Israel Condemns Iran, Not Saudi Arabia, for Persecuting Christians

By Julio Severo
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on a group of Christian journalists to put a spotlight on the persecution of Christians under Iran’s Islamic regime. Speaking at the first Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said it’s time to speak out for suffering Christians in Iran,” according to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), of Pat Robertson last October.
All the nations that are neighbors of Israel are Muslim, including Saudi Arabia. In a lesser or greater degree, all of these nations persecute Christians, and Saudi Arabia persecutes Christians more than Iran does. Why has Israel singled out Iran to denounce?
If it’s time to speak out for suffering Christians in Iran, what about Christians persecuted by Saudi Arabia?
Netanyahu added, “Some world leaders are willing to ignore this repression and seek to appease Iran, but I am not one of them. I think that how a country treats religious minorities is a very good indicator of how it will treat its fellow citizens and its neighbors.”
You should measure if Netanyahu’s priority is correct by evaluating how Iran and Saudi Arabia treat Christians and Jews.
How many Christian churches are there in Iran?
There are at least 600 Christian churches and 300,000–370,000 Christians in Iran.
There are official and non-official churches in Iran. The official church, founded in 1830, is the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Iran, which is not persecuted because it is registered and a member of the World Council of Churches, which is a left-wing organization.
Most Christians persecuted in Iran are Pentecostal. For example, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been persecuted because he is a member of a non-registered Pentecostal church. Iranian ministers of official, registered Presbyterian churches also condemned Nadarkhani because, for them, he is an “heretic” who has no theological formation.
How many churches are there in Saudi Arabia?
According to Paul Marshall in his book “Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians” (Thomas Nelson, 2013), “Saudi Arabia bans all churches and public manifestations of Christianity. It does not even permit churches that are state regulated. Moreover, secret congregations that pray together in private homes risk being raided and shut down, and seeing their members flogged, beaten, jailed, deported, or even killed. The only secure prayer services are ones quietly held in US and various European embassies for their nationals.”
Is the Bible allowed in Iran?
Yes.
Is the Bible allowed in Saudi Arabia?
Bible distribution is illegal in Saudi Arabia.
Are Jews allowed in Iran?
Estimates on the size of the Jewish community vary from 20,000 to 30,000 in Iran.
Judaism is a recognized religion in Iran. Despite Iran’s official distrust of the country of Israel, the Iranian government does not directly attack Judaism itself.
Are Jews allowed in Saudi Arabia?
No. Besides, Judaism is not a recognized religion in Saudi Arabia.
Are Christians and Jews allowed in government posts in Iran?
Yes. By law and practice, religious minorities can be elected to a representative body or to hold senior government or military positions, and have 5 of a total 270 seats in the majlis. Three of these seats are reserved for members of the Christian faith, including two seats for the country’s Armenian Christians, and one for Assyrians. There is also one seat for a member of the Jewish faith.
Are Christians and Jews allowed in government posts in Saudi Arabia?
No. No Christians or Jews are allowed to hold government or military positions in Saudi Arabia.
So if Christians and Jews are allowed to live in Iran and even have their churches and synagogues and if they cannot have churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia, why is Iran, not Saudia Arabia, condemned by Israel? Because Israel has a geopolitical partnership with the United States, Saudi Arabia, which is a military ally of the United States and persecutes Christians more violently than Iran does, is spared, and Iran not.
If Israel really were worried about persecution of Christians, it would save Christians from ISIS. In an editoral article titled “A plea to Israel: Save Mideast Christians,” WorldNetDaily chief Joseph Farah asked Israel to reach out “to save Christians of the Middle East who are right now facing a mini-holocaust, nothing short of genocide, persecution unparalleled since the rise of Islam 1,300 years ago.”
The responsible for this mini-holocaust, or genocide, is ISIS. Its Christian victims are in the reach of Israel. Yet, Israel has been running military operations to save terrorists who slaughter Christians. Eighty percent of wounded Syrians receiving medical care in Israel are Islamic male rebels fighting against Christians.
Israel has never given attention to Farah’s plea.
ISIS, which was founded by the left-wing Obama administration, is funded and armed by Saudi Arabia, which was a strong ally of Obama and now is a strong ally of Trump. So because of U.S. geopolitical interests, Israel is not helping Christians. It is helping their oppressors.
Because of the U.S. geopolitical interests, Israel condemns Iran, but it does not condemn Saudi Arabia for its worst record of persecution of Christians and for its sponsorship of ISIS, which is committing a mini-holocaust, or genocide, of Christians.
Even so, American Christians worry too much about Israel and its security, while Israel does not worry about Christians and their safety — at least not about Christians slaughtered by ISIS.
Christians could object by saying that Israel has reasons to single out Iran because of Iranian threats to make a nuclear bomb to attack Israel. In no way Christians can support the Iranian hatred for Israel. But could such hatred be largely explained by the U.S. geopolitical meddlings? Even though the U.S. is incapable of guarding its own borders, the U.S. is “guarding” the Iranian borders: Iran is surrounded by over 40 U.S. military bases.
If the U.S. had a sincere worry about Iran making a nuclear bomb, it would have hindered Pakistan, a neighbor of Iran and U.S. ally, from making its own nuclear bombs. Pakistan, which sheltered Osama bin Laden, is an unreliable Islamic nation sheltering many terrorists, but the U.S. did not make against Pakistan the same fuss it is making against Iran.
If Iran makes a nuclear bomb, is Israel defenseless? No. Right now, while Iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb, Israel has 200 nuclear warheads all pointed at Iran.
If Israel had no nuclear defense, there would be justification for the hysteria against Iran. But Israel has extreme and abundant military defense. And the Iranian hatred is justified: It is surrounded by intrusive U.S. military bases.
The United States has a long record of meddling in the national affairs of Iran in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Predictably, this meddling has provoked hatred in Iran. Because Israel and Saudi Arabia are the closest U.S. allies in the Middle East, Iran vents its anger on both of them.
The many U.S. bases surrounding Iran could have a best function protecting Christians from ISIS, but they are not doing it. Or they could guard the defenseless U.S. borders. There is no reason for the U.S. to have so many bases to protect Saudi Arabia, which deserves no protection. There is no reason for the U.S. to bully Iran, not Saudi Arabia.
Israel can defend itself. It has 200 nuclear warheads against Iran. And it has many other nuclear warheads to protect itself from other Muslim nations.
How many nuclear warheads have Christians in the Middle East to defend themselves against ISIS and its sponsor, Saudi Arabia? Absolutely nothing.
How can Netanyahu condemn Iran for partial persecution of Christians and not condemn Saudi Arabia for full persecution of Christians?
How can Netanyahu condemn Iran for partial persecution of Christians and not condemn ISIS for its mini-holocaust, or genocide, of Christians?
How can Netanyahu send military units to save Islamic terrorists who slaughter Christians instead of sending them to save Christians?
I support Netanyahu’s efforts to defend Israel in its rightful Promised Land. But I cannot defend his hypocritical attitude of ignoring Christians persecuted by ISIS and Saudi Arabia to serve the U.S. neocons ambitions.
While Netanyahu is condemning Iran for partial persecution of Christians, the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Lutheran churches have accused Israel of undermining Christianity in the Holy Land.
Netanyahu will have a right to condemn Iran for partial persecution of Christians only after Israel condemns Saudi Arabia and ISIS for full persecution of Christians.
Netanyahu will have a right to condemn Iran for partial persecution of Christians only after Israel stops from saving Islamic terrorists and begins to save Christians from Saudi Arabia and ISIS.
With information from CBN, Newsweek, New York Post, Julian Assange and Wikipedia.
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