#Georgia religious exemptions bill might cost #Atlanta Super Bowl bid

The NFL came out against a proposed religious exemptions bill in Georgia Friday, saying the deal could have an effect on the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. Source: NFL says Georgia religious exemptions bill might cost Atlanta Super Bowl bid | Fox News Advertisements Continue reading #Georgia religious exemptions bill might cost #Atlanta Super Bowl bid

The Catholic Church in Michigan just made an important concession toward gay couples  

For years, the Catholic Church has been in the throes of a heated debate over how accepting it should be of gay relationships.The church teaches that gay behavior is sinful; however, no institution is immune from changes in the world around it.The Michigan Catholic Conference — which oversees health care for Catholic employees in the state — announced in a letter last week that it is modifying its coverage in a way that will make it possible for gay employees of the church to get health benefits for their partners and spouses.It does so in a way, however, that doesn’t … Continue reading The Catholic Church in Michigan just made an important concession toward gay couples  

Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

In a step towards joining an Israel boycott, the U.S. is now requiring goods originating from the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) to be labeled separately from products from the rest of Israel, following the European Union’s crackdown on products from the disputed territories.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has issued new mandates requiring that West Bank products not be marked “Israel,” citing a notice from the year 1997 that offers such instructions.The memo from DHS, titled, “West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements,” reads: Source: Obama Joins Israel … Continue reading Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out of Affected Region – Breitbart

The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is providing Department of Defense (DOD) personnel with guidance for personal protective measures in response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in its area of operation (AOR).SOUTHCOM is responsible for all U.S. military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.Health officials have tied the Zika virus to a neurological disorder that makes pregnant women and their babies particularly vulnerable. The Zika-linked malady, known as microcephaly, is a rare birth defect in which babies are born with smaller heads than normal and often have developmental problems. Source: Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out … Continue reading Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out of Affected Region – Breitbart

‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK

An evangelical preacher on trial for calling Islam “satanic” has gained full support from a Muslim academic, who said the pastor has a right to free speech. Source: ‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK Continue reading ‘Pastor who called Islam satanic has right to free speech’ – Muslim academic — RT UK

Equality Act creates ‘#LGBT rights’ – everywhere!

So the Supreme Court has established “same-sex marriage,” and that will quiet the LGBT crowd, because, after all, they got what they wanted, right? Not even close How about protections for LGBT people in jobs, jury duty, credit applications, housing, … Continue reading Equality Act creates ‘#LGBT rights’ – everywhere!

#Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

Hundreds of Palestinian rioters set fire to the site revered by some Jews as the tomb of the Biblical patriarch Joseph in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, ahead of an emergency United Nations Security Council session to discuss the ongoing violence. Palestinian security forces extinguished the blaze early Friday before Israel Defense Forces could arrive on the scene, according to the Jerusalem Post. There were no injuries in the fire, but the tomb suffered severe damage.   Source: Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank as unrest continues | Fox News Continue reading #Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in #WestBank as unrest continues

#Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ 

Many of those wounded in Tuesday’s two deadly terror attacks in Jerusalem were transported for emergency treatment to Shaarei Tzedek hospital. Hospital officials say they received nine patients with a variety of wounds ranging from stab wounds to gunshot wounds and injuries consistent with being run over. One patient was pronounced dead upon arrival, while another two were in critical condition, according to Dr. Ofer Marin, who heads the hospital’s trauma unit.After undergoing emergency surgery the two have stabilized, and there is no immediate threat to their lives, he added. Source: Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ – Inside Israel – … Continue reading #Jerusalem Hospital ‘Prepared for Major Attacks’ 

Seven children among 13 killed in #Pakistan landslide

    KARACHI (AFP) – Thirteen people including seven children were crushed to death in Karachi Tuesday when a rare landslide struck their thatch huts as they slept, officials said. The victims, who police said were from three families, were living on a plot of land carved out of a hill in the eastern neighbourhood of Gulistane Jauhar when the tragedy struck in the early hours. Tearful relatives gathered at the scene, watching as the bodies were pulled from the rubble and wrapped in shrouds. One victim was a girl believed to be as young as six months, a rescue worker told … Continue reading Seven children among 13 killed in #Pakistan landslide

Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

  Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said. Some 300 people had begun to gather for … Continue reading Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. “It is genocide,” he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. “And the world seems largely silent about it.”     Source: Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide Continue reading Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

#Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

President Obama interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a New York Review of Books piece published Monday, but it was his comment on devout Christians that captured headlines. Obama and Marilynne Robinson spoke on numerous topics, but the interview took a strange turn when the president brought up “Gilead,” the author’s book about a pastor living in Iowa in the 1950s. “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if … Continue reading #Obama jabs Americans ‘who take religion the most seriously’

#California forces #Christians to disobey own beliefs

  California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that orders faith-based organizations to refer women to abortionists, even though the same idea was tried in New York and failed. Brown’s signature on AB 775 already has triggered a series … Continue reading #California forces #Christians to disobey own beliefs

#Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

  WASHINGTON — An increasing workload and continuously shrinking budgets have pushed the United States Army to “the ragged edge of readiness,” Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. McHugh, speaking at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, called for Congress to work together to provide the Army — and the larger military — with budget clarity as it deals with contingency and humanitarian issues across the globe and prepares for the “unseen” problems it could face in the near future.While the Army is currently funded — with a budget of about $120 billion, down from … Continue reading #Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

#Breaking! #Israeli jets strike #Gaza 

Witnesses are reporting multiple explosions after an apparent Israeli Air Force raid in Gaza. Palestinian media report that the strikes targeted al-Qassam Brigades sites. The bombing came after a rocket was intercepted by Israel’s air defense system. Source: Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket intercepted by Iron Dome – reports — RT News Continue reading #Breaking! #Israeli jets strike #Gaza 

#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

(CNN) At least one powerful bomb hit near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, killing 30 people, authorities said, making it the deadliest attack in the Turkish capital in recent memory. The explosion, which caused chaos and bloodshed, took place during a peace march. It also comes before national elections scheduled for Nov. 1.   Source: Dozens killed in blast near train station in Ankara – CNN.com Continue reading Dozens killed in blast near #Turkish train station

Ben Carson Is Right! He’s under fire over comment on Nazi gun control and Holocaust

When Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star among GOP presidential candidates, brought up the Holocaust in criticizing gun control, he offended many and attracted the ire of the mainstream media. Are Carson’s critics correct, or did the doctor read his history?“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. “I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”The neuro-surgeon, currently polling second in the contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, was referring to a … Continue reading Ben Carson Is Right! He’s under fire over comment on Nazi gun control and Holocaust