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Franklin Graham: America Is Waging 'War on Christmas' and 'War on Christ' Over The 'Hatred' of Christian 'Culture'
Dec. 4, 2014 - In Decision Magazine Franklin Graham says that our current American society is waging a war on Christmas because of hatred of
"The war on Christmas is a war against Christ and His followers. It's the hatred of our culture for the exclusive claims that Christ made."
He cited examples of prejudice against Christmas by stores, schools and communities.
Meanwhile the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent memos to 13,000 school district administrators reminding them that freedom of Christmas
expression is constitutional.
- Source: Christian Post
Constitutional Rights of Students, Teachers,and Public Schools to Seasonal Religious Expression - Alliance Defending Freedom
Thank God for Founding Fathers
Nov. 27, 2014 -Phillis Schafley reflects on George Washington’s call in October 1789 to commemorate:
She says Americans should be thankful for our nation's godly Founding Fathers.
“A day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”
- Source: Phillis Schafley - WND
- See: "Thanksgiving Links"
NO CHARGES: Grand jury does not indict officer in Ferguson shooting case
Nov. 24, 2014 -
A grand jury reached a decision Monday in the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager
in August, touching off nationwide protests and cries of police brutality.
- Source: Fox
Live broadcast of the report - Fox
Riots Coming? Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Washington DC - The Epoch Times
Obama Speaks on the Ferguson Decision - National Journal
Michael Brown protesters block freeway in Oakland, march in L.A. - LA Times
Uncertainty Fuels Speculation on Ferguson Decision
Nov. 24, 2014 - The decision from a Grand Jury in Fergeson Missouri is due any time on whether or not to
press charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot the black
18-year-old after a confrontation in August.
- Source: NewsMax
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepping down, Fox News confirms
Nov. 24, 2014 -
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will officially resign amid growing pressure from the Obama administration over his handling of several
international crises, Fox News has confirmed. Hagel, 68, is expected to meet with President Obama at the White House at 11 a.m.
- Source: Fox
Republicans claim Senate majority, take control of Congress
Nov. 5, 2014 - Republicans held on to their existing seats in the Senate and picked up more than six more to take control of the Senate.
Republicans also are projected to retain control of the House -- and gain at least 12 seats, expanding their majority beyond their
post-World War II record of 246 seats set in 1946.
Republicans will be able to challenge Obama's agenda in the final two years of his term, launch investigations hearings, hold up key appointments,
and pass GOP-favored legislation (although the president may veto their efforts).
- Source: Fox
- GOP tsunami: Republicans take the Senate, win historic House gains - Human Events
GOP sweeps to Senate majority — Deep anger at Obama — Don't expect bipartisan era — Markets may like result - Politico
Obama's veto is the only weapon defeated Democrats have left - Los Angeles Times
Lower Manhattan, the world mark 9/11 anniversary
Sept. 11, 2014 -
In New York, the traditional roll call of the victims began at the World Trade Center site shortly after 8:46 a.m., the same time 13 years ago
when the first plane hit the north tower. The event was closed to the public except for families of the victims.
- Source: USA Today
- Video: Flashback 9/11: As It Happened - Fox
Al-Qaeda morphs into a new movement since 9/11 - USA Today
- Coverage from the past:
Prophecy Central in the September 11 Library of Congress Archives! - Ron's Blog
- Library of Congress Archives - abstract
- Archived captures for 2001 & 2002
Where is America in end times prophecy?
Sept. 7, 2014 - Evangelist Greg Laurie answers why America does not seem to be mentioned in End Times prophecy. He admits that no one
can say for sure, but even though many modern countries can be identified in prophecies, there are two possible reasons that our country may not be
mentioned. One of these reasons would be that we have been reduced in power and importance by God's judgment on the nation for straying from our
historically biblical roots, and the other possibility would be that we have experienced another much-need revival.
In the judgment scenario, it is possible that the U.S. will have been crippled by a nuclear attack before the final End Times conflicts begin. It is also
possible that the nation will have just lost its importance on the world scene, and will have declined like all the former empires in history.
Laurie's preferred theory is that there could be another great revival. He says,
In some ways, things have never been worse morally. Yet there is great opportunity for the gospel. There is an open door for believers to go
through to reach out to other people.
If there is a great End Times revival the number of born-again Christians will increase. Then, when the Rapture takes place, the nation will suddenly be
left without many of its best citizens, and could become less relevant on the world stage.
- Source: WND
New Study: Common Core ELA Standards Harms U.S. History Instruction
Sept. 2, 2014 - One of the problems conservatives cite with "Common Core" standards is that English teachers are being expected to
teach U.S. History, and in the process, the curriculum leaves out essential historical information.
For example, there are no themes on federalism, separation of powers, the Federalist Papers, or the Gettysburg Address. The curriculum doesn’t ask
teachers to teach about Benjamin Franklin and contains no mention of Thomas Jefferson or James Madison.
Another example is the fact that the September 11, 2001 disasters are never referred to as terrorist attacks.
- Source: Caffeinated Thoughts
Imperiling the Republic: The Fate of U.S. History Instruction under Common Core
by Ralph Ketcham, Anders Lewis and Sandra Stotsky
Sept. 2, 2014 - According to the National Council for the Social Studies, the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act and
the Common Core State Standards (adopted by over 45 states) has caused an increased emphasis on mathematics and reading. This
has nearly eliminated time to teach Social Studies.
“Abundant research bears out
the sad reality that fewer and fewer young people,
particularly students of color and students in
poverty, are receiving a high quality social studies
education, despite the central role of social studies
in preparing students for the responsibilities of
- Source: Pioneer Institute
Editor's notes: For insight on how the ideas of progressive education have contributed to the moral decay of our culture,
read the following segments in our "Rejoicing in Revelation" commentary section:
The Slippery Slope
-Public education was infiltrated by agnostic and evolutionary influences
Moral Relativism and the Sexual Revolution
- The schools, which had already been greatly influenced by progressive education, were then faced with the dilemma of how to teach good behavior when the ...
The Plot Thickens
- The progressive element in education and government endorses or allows a catalog of behaviors that have always been considered sinful by Bible-believing ...
- Progressive education is also explained in our new book: The Church in Prophecy and History
Rush Limbaugh Predicts Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Will Be 'Huge'
July 4, 2014 -
Rush Limbaugh made a rare plea to his audience to see Dinesh D'Souza's America, a film that opened in 1,105 theaters on Wednesday and that the nation's top radio
talk-show host likened to Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.
Limbaugh explains that the movie talks about the enemies of America. There is a large anti-American movement in the country. The movie makes the point
that Obama didn't create that movement. Instead, the movement created Obama.
- Source: Hollywood Reporter
- 'America' earns A+ rating - WND
- Updatte 7/14/14 - 'America' gains steam, tops Michael Moore film - WND
D-Day: A never-to-be-forgotten morning, 70 years ago
Jun. 6, 2014 - Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the terrible but successful battle on the shores of Normandy, France, that turned
the tide of World War II.
156,000 Allied soldiers, supported by many more sailors, airmen and marines, embarked on the long-awaited invasion of occupied
Europe. This was an Allied effort, but American fighting men bore the brunt of the combat and the resulting sacrifice.
- Source: Fox
Obama on D-Day: Battle Was Proof of America's 'Commitment to Human Freedom' - NewsMax
"In God we trust" on money OK, says court
May 29, 2014 -
In April 2013, a group of New York atheists filed suit challenging the national motto inscribed on U.S. currency,. . . They argued it violates the separation
of church and state and their free exercise rights.
Yesterday the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower-court decision that the statutes at issue don't violate existing Constitutional laws.
- Source: OneNewsNow
Ground Zero cross a powerful symbol for 9/11 museum
May 15, 2014 - The 9/11 Memorial Museum is being dedicated today below ground level under the place where the Twin Towers once stood.
It is a massive shrine to honor the memory of the nearly 3000 people who died there.
Thousands of pieces of memorabilia, large and small, are on display in the museum. Among them there is a 17-foot-high cross-section of steel I-beams from the
North Tower, shaped like a cross. It had plummeted into an adjacent office building. Two days after the attack one of the rescue workers spotted the cross:
He spray-painted arrows around the site pointing to "Gods House'' (sic). Recovery and rescue workers came
by on their breaks; some wrote the names of the dead or their units on the cross.
- Source: USA Today
- Watch the Ceremony live - NewsMax
Film at 9/11 Museum Sets Off Clash Over Reference to Islam - NY Times
CAIR: Remove ‘Islamist Extremism,’ ‘Jihadism’ From 9/11 Museum Video - CNS
'Nation won't survive without divine help'
May 9, 2014 - The third annual celebration of "Washington, A Man of Prayer" was held in the Capitol Wednesday evening. It was a reminder of the
strong Christian faith of Washington and other founders. For example: On April 30, 1789, after being sworn in as the nation's first leader,
President George Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts,
he offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf.
Read the rest of the article for inspiring stories of past leaders and encouraging words from some of our current politicians.
- Source: WND
Supreme Court Permits Jesus Prayers at Government Meetings
May 5, 2014 - The Supreme Court decided 5-4 to reverse an appeals court's ban on praying in Jesus' name in the town council meetings of Greece,
New York. In the majority opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy explained that if the council were to require prayers to be nonsectarian, they would have to preview
and review prayers, serving as censors:
"...thus involving government in religious matters to a far greater degree than is the case under the town's current practice of neither editing nor
approving prayers in advance nor criticizing their content after the fact."
- Source: Ruth Moon - Christianity Today
D'Souza: Obama Wants US to Be Just Part of 'Multipolar World'
Mar. 11, 2014 - Dinesh D'Souza has produced a new film about America's greatness and what the world would be like without our country. He says
President Obama sees it differently, and would probably be happy if America was just one power at the great dining table of nations.
President Barack Obama would
His latest film, "America," is to be released July 4 and challenges the left's view that the United States has too much power in the world. . .
D'Souza said his film explores why America is a great nation.
- Source: NewsMax
- Trailer released for new "America" movie:
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