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October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
September 11, 2017, 03:40:40 am Christian40 says: those in america should better repent or things will only get worse
September 08, 2017, 08:03:04 pm Psalm 51:17 says: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wildfires-rage-west-amid-scorching-temperatures/story?id=49677869

There are currently 78 large wildfires burning in eight western states, including Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.

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1  General Category / War On Family / Re: Sodomite Transgender Agenda Hitting Mainstream on: October 20, 2017, 07:57:58 pm
2  General Category / Weather/Earthquakes/Global Science Hoax's / Re: Canary Islands volcano on: October 20, 2017, 07:22:02 pm
Scientists Warn Of Massive
Tidal Wave From
Canary Island Volcano

By Steve Connor
Science Editor
The Independent - London

A wave higher than Nelson's Column and travelling faster than a jet aircraft will devastate the eastern seaboard of America and inundate much of southern Britain, say scientists who have analysed the effects of a future volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.

A massive slab of rock twice the volume of the Isle of Man would break away from the island of La Palma and smash into the Atlantic Ocean to cause a tsunami - a monster wave - bigger than any recorded, the scientists warned yesterday.

Most of the wave's energy, equivalent to the combined output of America's power stations for six months, would travel westwards to the American coast but enough would be flicked north towards the English Channel to cause catastrophic coastal damage.

A computer model has been designed to show the way the tsunami will build after the volcano, called Cumbre Vieja, erupts on La Palma, at the western end of the Spanish island chain. It describes the almost unimaginable scale of an event that the scientists say could happen at any time within the foreseeable future.

"We're looking at an event that could be decades or a century away - but there will be a degree of warning beforehand," said Simon Day, of the Benfield Greg Hazard Reseach Centre at Univeristy College London.

Most of the rocky western flank of Cumbre Vieja is unstable enough to be dislodged in the next big eruption of the volcano, which is active enough to explode at least once or twice a century. Its last big event was in 1949.

Such a landslide from a future eruption could travel up to 60 kilometres (37 miles) from La Palma's coast, causing the formation and then collapse of a dome of water 900 metres (3,000ft) high and tens of kilometres wide. The bow of this collapsing dome of water would become a giant wave, but also, as the landslide continued to move underwater, a series of crests and troughs would soon generate the "wave train" of the tsunami.

With the leading wave in front and crests pushing it on behind, it would sustain the power for the nine-hour journey to the American east coast.

Tsunami means harbour wave in Japanese and, though the occurrence has nothing to do with the tides, it is often called a tidal wave in English. Throughout history they have caused widespread devastation, with Britain last being affected by one in 1755 when an earthquake in Lisbon caused an unusually large wave to hit southern ports.

The computer model, compiled in collaboration with Steven Ward of the University of California, Santa Cruz, predicts that the tsunami will have a height of 100 metres (330ft) from crest to trough when it crashes into the shores of nearby north-west Africa. By the time it reached its final destination, the east coast of Florida and the Caribbean islands, the tsunami would still be up to 50 metres high.

Low-lying land in Florida would be vulnerable to a sea wave that would inundate the mainland for several kilometres inland. Everything in its path would be flattened, the computer model predicted.

Even though the wave would be much smaller when it reached Britain, it would still breach sea defences because it would be larger than the biggest storm waves for which they were designed, Dr Day said. "For low-lying land along the south coast it could penetrate up to a mile," he said.

Although there is little doubt that the landslide on La Palma will happen after a volcanic eruption, the difficulty is knowing exactly when it will occur. "Eruptions of Cumbre Vieja occur at intervals of decades to a century or so and there may be a number of eruptions before its collapse," Dr Day said. "Although the year-to-year probability of a collapse is therefore low, the resulting tsunami would be a major disaster with indirect effects around the world."

The scientists are calling for better warning instruments to be placed on La Palma so that an impending eruption can be detected quickly enough to alert other areas that might be affected by a tsunami.

"Cumbre Vieja needs to be monitored closely for any signs of impending volcanic activity and for the deformation that would precede collapse. The collapse will occur during some future eruption after days or weeks of precursory deformation and earthquakes," Dr Day predicted.

"An effective earthquake monitoring system could provide advanced warning of a likely collapse and allow early emergency management organisations a valuable window of time in which to plan and respond," he said.

A history of tsunamis

The Pacific Ocean is prone to earthquake-induced tsunamis caused by the so-called ring of fire volcanoes that girdle it. Ten lethal big waves have struck Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Chile, Nicaragua and New Guinea over the past 100 years.

One of the most terrifying tsunamis occurred in 1792 when part of the Unzen volcano in Japan collapsed into the sea, setting up 100m (330ft) waves that killed 15,000 people in nearby fishing villages.

In 1868, a powerful tsunami killed 10,000 people when it smashed into the coast of Peru with enough energy to carry an American warship 3km (1.9m) inland.

When the Indonesian volcano of Krakatoa blew itself apart in 1883, it generated a wave that killed 36,000 inhabitants of Java and Sumatra.

Just 13 years later, in 1896, Japanese deep-water fishermen returned to their home ports to find their homes destroyed and 26,000 dead from a tsunami that must have slipped below the keels of their ships without them noticing.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?dir=69&story=91098&host=3&p rintable=1 ___
Scientists Warn Of Massive Tidal Wave
This Is London.com 8-29-1
Britain may be hit by a monster wave predicted to devastate the coasts of Florida and Brazil following a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.
Scientists warn that the UK would probably not escape the disaster unscathed. A weaker, but still hugely destructive, wave is likely to hit Britain's Atlantic coastline.
Travelling at speeds of up to 500mph, the tsunami would be an unstoppable force.
Its first target was expected to be the West Saharan coast of Morocco, where the wave would measure an awesome 330ft from crest to trough.
But the built up coastal areas of Florida, Brazil and the Caribbean were expected to suffer the greatest destruction, according to a new forecast by Dr Simon Day, of the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre at University College London.
Here, the wave would reach heights of 130ft to 164ft - higher than Nelson's column - and travel four or five miles inland flattening everything in its path.
Previous research by Dr Day predicted that a future eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano was likely to cause the western flank of the mountain to slide into the sea.
The energy released by the collapse would be equal to the electricity consumption of the entire US in six months.
Working with Dr Steven Ward, from the University of California, Dr Day has now produced a new model which predicts more accurately how big the tsunami will be and where it will strike.

3  General Category / Weather/Earthquakes/Global Science Hoax's / Re: Canary Islands volcano on: October 20, 2017, 07:21:31 pm
4  General Category / Weather/Earthquakes/Global Science Hoax's / Canary Islands volcano on: October 20, 2017, 07:19:47 pm
Magma is MOVING! Spain volcano BUBBLING after 350 earthquakes spark mega tsunami fears

RED-HOT magma is rising and literally pushing the ground skywards after hundreds of earthquakes rocked a terrifying Canary Islands volcano. Fears of a mega tsunami cascading over Spain and the UK have taken a massive leap in recent days after the region was rocked by 350 quakes. But now the panic has gone up a level after the discovery the ground in the area has risen by up to 3.5cm due to magma pushing upwards.

5  General Category / Revelation Prophecy / Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry on: October 20, 2017, 07:09:16 pm
Challenge to California’s prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule

A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plaintiffs say the current law violates the right to engage in consensual sex, as described in a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revoked criminal laws against gay sexual acts, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

6  General Category / War On Family / Re: Sodomite Transgender Agenda Hitting Mainstream on: October 20, 2017, 06:54:32 pm
'Killer Klown' Drag Queen Reads to Children at Michelle Obama Library for 'LGBTQ History Month'

Concerns are being raised after a drag queen dressed as a “Killer Klown from Outer Space” recently read to children at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library for “LGBTQ History Month.”

“I got to read to the children today and it was one of the best experiences I’ve been given as a drag queen,” wrote the entity who goes by the name Xochi Mochi following the event on Oct. 14. “It’s so important to have representation and normalize all the letters in LGBTQIA+ in everyday lives.”

Mochi, who also calls himself “dragula,” “super monster,” “sextraterrestrial” and “gaylien,” donned five long horns that protruded out of the top of his head, with white facial paint accented by dark makeup. Some found the persona to be demonic.

“Demonic teachings alive in Long Beach. I’m outraged they would allow this,” tweeted California congressional candidate Omar Navarro.

One of the many dark and Halloween-like photos on Mochi’s Instagram shows him wearing black lipstick and fang-like teeth, while standing next to his significant other, who is likewise painted up to look like a ghoul.

“I love my #SisterWife #LesbianLover #BestFriend and #SuperMonster @frankie_doom #MonsterCrushEveryDay,” Mochi wrote, also simply posting the word “Hell” as the main caption.

Another photo shows Mochi dressed in a red and black skirt and top, with a caption noting that that he was dressing up for a “Demon Lolita” party.

“Of course I had to be momma Satan!” he exclaimed.

Saturday’s event was reportedly the first time that the Michelle Obama library had hosted a drag queen story hour. As previously reported, such events are being held at libraries across the United States.

However, some found the Killer Klown persona to be especially disturbing and inappropriate for young children. After the Long Beach Public Library system posted to social media a photo of Mochi reading to youth, a number of followers expressed outrage. Library staff then removed the post, asserting that some of the comments were “hateful” and “harmful” to homosexuals and transgenders.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Xochi Mochi

“The storytime was very well attended, with 60-70 people in attendance,” staff wrote. “Unfortunately, the social media post the City of Long Beach Public Library shared to celebrate LBGTQ History Month received several hateful and harmful comments to the LGBTQ community, mostly from those outside of Long Beach, and ultimately the City decided to remove the post as it was no longer a productive conversation.”

Read the statement in full here.

However, the Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple expressed approval of the event, writing “Hail Satan” in sharing a tweet from blogger Grant Kidney, who lamented, “‘LGBT’ Satanic drag queens are teaching our children. No joke.”

Long Beach Library Services Director Glenda Williams told the Press Telegram that those who attended “said it was a really great program.”

Noting Mochi’s own words that he wanted homosexuality and transgenderism to be “normalized,” Selwyn Luke, writing for the New American, expressed concern that children were being exposed to “corruptive arts” at such a young age.

“Of course, to ‘normalize’ this abnormality is what this is all about,” he stated. “Gettin’ ‘em while they’re young—when their emotions are being shaped—is remarkably effective. It’s why we have sayings such as ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man’ and Alexander Pope’s formulation, ‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.'”

7  General Category / Massacre of Innocence – The Occult Roots of Abortion / Re: Massacre of Innocence – The Occult Roots of Abortion on: October 20, 2017, 06:49:15 pm
Missouri Satanist Challenges Pro-Life Laws as ‘Religious Tenets’

 Pro-abortion activists have adopted a new legal strategy against pro-life laws in Missouri, challenging them as violations of religious liberty protections. In 2016, a self-avowed Satanist sued the state, claiming its abortion regulations are “religious tenets” and therefore a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Missouri’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA). The case now heads to the state’s Supreme Court for what could be a final decision.

A county court twice last year dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiff, identified as “Mary Doe,” did not have standing and failed to state an actionable claim. The woman was not pregnant when she filed the lawsuit, so the law did not apply to her and did not prevent her from having an abortion. But in a 3-0 decision, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District found some redeeming value in the plaintiff’s twisted view of the law and ruled Oct. 3 that the case “raises real and substantial constitutional claims” only the high court can address.

The original complaint, filed last year in Cole County Circuit Court, challenged the state’s informed consent law and is rife with religious language illuminating the plaintiff’s claim that the statute amounts to religious canon. The law’s declarations that life “begins at conception” and abortion terminates “the life of a separate, unique, living human being” form the “Missouri Tenet,” the plaintiff claims. She calls the list of compelled actions the “Missouri Lectionary”: Abortion providers must present women a booklet detailing gestational development, offer an ultrasound and heartbeat monitoring, and make women wait 72 hours before having the abortion.

Women are not required to accept the information, ultrasound, or heartbeat monitoring but must acknowledge in writing they received the offer. In earlier complaints, the plaintiff contended enduring the offer is an affront to her “Satanic Tenets” and violates RFRA because only she has the right to decide when life begins and when to remove “human tissue” from her body.

“But plaintiff does not claim a deeply held religious belief against complying with ‘irrelevant and unnecessary’ regulations,” Cole County Circuit Judge Jon E. Beetem wrote in dismissing the RFRA claims. “Rather, she claims the regulations are irrelevant and unnecessary because they were motivated by a religious belief she does not share.”

That logic would strike down a host of laws, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kevin Theriot told me. Just because a law is based on a commonly held religious tenet (such as God’s commandment against murder) does not constitute a state establishment of religion.

If the plaintiff persisted in her appeals, the case would have ended up before the Missouri Supreme Court regardless of the appeals court decision, according to Theriot. But the appeals court could have followed the two previous judges’ rulings and dismissed the case. Instead, its unanimous decision to transfer the case lends credence to the “religious tenets” claim and the Establishment Clause violation, Theriot said.

On the bright side: If the Missouri Supreme Court rules the abortion law is indeed a “religious tenet,” affirming the Satanist’s religious tenets in the process, it could aid efforts to defund Planned Parenthood as a religious institution—because the abortion giant’s doctrine on human life is drawn from the same canon as Mary Doe’s.

8  General Category / UFO/Watcher Theology / Re: The search for Nephilim DNA on: October 20, 2017, 06:34:28 pm
Meet the animal scientist trying to grow human organs — in pigs

Like many of the scientists who helped usher in the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera earlier this year, biologist Dr. Pablo Juan Ross is no stranger to cutting-edge tools such as CRISPR and stem cells. But he also knows his way around the inside of a pig uterus.

While growing human cells inside fetal pigs involved some of science’s fanciest new tricks, it also required something decidedly more mundane: a farm, stocked with livestock and staffed with people like Ross who know how to handle them.

Trained as a veterinarian and animal scientist, Ross works at the University of California, Davis, where hay is piled two-stories high on Dairy Road, signs read “Meat sales today,” cows graze next to soccer fields, and the swine facility, filled with squealing black and white Hampshire piglets, has its own Facebook page.

Without Ross and his deep understanding of the peculiarities of various livestock species and their embryos, the daunting chimera experiments might not have been possible.

“He was indispensable,” said Jun Wu, a human stem cell expert at the Salk Institute who found himself in the unlikely position of helping hoist a 200-pound sow onto an operating table during one of his visits here to work with Ross.

REST: https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/20/human-pig-chimera/
9  General Category / End Times / Re: The Falling Away on: October 17, 2017, 05:25:39 pm
Good without God? More Americans Say Amen to That

 For the first time, a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say it is possible to be a good person without a religious belief.

So says new Pew Research Center data drawn from two polls conducted among about 5,000 American adults in June and July.

“God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research, said in a post about the findings. ” … [T]he public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due, in large part, to the spike in the share of Americans who are religious ‘nones.'”

Nones now account for about one-quarter — 23 percent —  of American adults, up from 16 percent in 2007. But their growth is not the whole story behind the numbers.

In the current poll, Protestants and Catholics were also polled, and 45 percent of them agree that God is not necessary for personal morality, up from 42 percent in 2011.

Even white evangelicals, who traditionally believe a relationship with God is crucial to morality, have budged. In 2011, one quarter of them (26 percent) said it was possible to be good without God, while now almost a third (32 percent) say so.

“To be sure, most white evangelicals still say belief in God is necessary for morality,” Smith writes. “But the share who say belief in God is a necessary underpinning of being moral has declined from 72 percent to 65 percent in just six years.”

The poll’s findings were published Monday (Oct. 16), four days before “Openly Secular Day” on Oct. 20, an event promoted by multiple organizations of atheists, humanists, agnostics and other secular individuals to highlight their lack of religious beliefs.

Hemant Mehta, who wrote about the poll on his Friendly Atheist blog, attributes the bump to the “coming out” of nonreligious people, including celebrities and friends and family members.

“It’s getting to the point where even devoutly religious people know somebody who’s an atheist,” he said in an email.

“Just as we saw with the LGBTQ movement, it becomes a lot harder for religious people to demonize us when they know us, and knowing us poses a direct challenge to the absurd idea that people can’t be good without God.”

10  General Category / Revelation Prophecy / Re: The Antichrist on: October 16, 2017, 08:00:52 pm
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11  General Category / UFO/Watcher Theology / Re: real headline UFO news on: October 16, 2017, 07:24:30 pm
Miami congressional candidate says she saw aliens

Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle.

A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials.

Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. (Sen. Bill Nelson served as payload officer aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. All seven people aboard were from Earth. As far as is known.)

Rodriguez Aguilera, 59, a Republican who is running to replace retiring Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, recounted her experience with the ETs during a 2009 television interview.

She described “going up” inside the spaceship — though whether it went into space or just hovered around town was left unclear.

“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes,” Rodriguez Aguilera said.

In two separate videos posted to YouTube years ago, one by local Spanish-language station America TeVe and another by a political critic with the user name DoralGirl26, Rodriguez Aguilera spoke on television in detail about her extraterrestrial experiences. She said the alien beings reminded her of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer, with arms outstretched.

Among the things she said she found out from the aliens:

▪ There are 30,000 skulls — “different from humans” — in a cave in the Mediterranean island of Malta.

▪ The world’s “energy center” is in Africa.

▪ The Coral Castle, a limestone tourist attraction South Miami-Dade, is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

▪ “God is a universal energy.”

She also said that the aliens had mentioned Isis, though she didn’t clarify if they meant the terrorist organization or the ancient Egyptian goddess.

The Miami Herald asked Rodriguez Aguilera about her experiences Friday. She responded with a statement that waxed astronomical, but sadly failed to mention close encounters of any kind.

“For years people, including Presidents like Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and astronauts have publicly claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects and scientists like Stephen Hawking and institutions like the Vatican have stated that there are billions of galaxies in the universe and we are probably not alone,” she said. “I personally am a Christian and have a strong belief in God, I join the majority of Americans who believe that there must be intelligent life in the billions of planets and galaxies in the universe.”

Rodriguez Aguilera was a Doral councilwoman from 2012-14 and served as the city's first economic developer. She works as an entrepreneur and has taught leadership seminars at local universities.

She declared her candidacy in late August and raised about $10,000 during the most recent fundraising quarter, she said — a paltry amount she attributed to halting her campaign during Hurricane Irma.

Rodriguez Aguilera’s daughter is former Republican National Committee Hispanic outreach director Bettina Inclán Agen. Her son-in-law, Jarrod Agen, is Vice President Mike Pence’s deputy chief of staff.

Miami attorney Rick Yabor, a frequent political commentator in Spanish-language media, said Friday that Rodriguez Aguilera’s account could hurt her congressional campaign. Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and former school board member and Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado, both far better known than Rodriguez Aguilera, are also running in the Republican primary.

“Being a politician, to come out and say that, it’s odd,” Yabor said. “She got into details that are not very mainstream. Someone who’s running for Congress — you’ve got to raise a lot of money. A donor might have second thoughts.

“Miami politics are unusual,” Yabor said. “This one takes it to a new level.”

12  General Category / Wicca/witchraft/paganism / Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In America Is Witchcraft on: September 27, 2017, 09:58:12 pm
A witch-themed store opens in eastern Lawrence to serve a growing pagan population
5-6 minutes

I’ll let you determine what “miracle” the once popular Miracle Video store at 19th and Haskell was promoting. But the new store that has taken its place also is in a business where the topic of miracles comes up. It is a religious supply store, but perhaps not the type of religion you are thinking of.

The store sells supplies for Wicca and other pagan religions. And it is not new at it, either. The store is the Village Witch, which previously was located in North Lawrence in a stone building a couple of doors down from Johnny’s Tavern. Owner Kerry Johnson said the store had been in the North Lawrence location for about 10 years. Pagan religion, it seems, is not a passing fad.

But what type of supplies do you need for it? I know in my religion two of the most important are a pillow to make the pew softer, or, conversely, a clock for the pastor. I’m not sure it is quite the same in the pagan religions. Johnson said the store sells a lot of candles and incense, which can be used in ceremonial rituals, including the casting of spells. Yes, spell casting is part of the religion, and Johnson said it makes sense if you think about it in the proper context.

“A spell is very much like a prayer,” said Johnson, who said she enjoys explaining the religion to people. “It is a petition to the gods to act in your favor. We bump it up a bit by burning incense.”

Other supplies sold at the store include books, tarot cards, statuettes of gods and goddesses, cauldrons and ritual knives. I’m not entirely versed in how the knives are used, but you shouldn’t assume the worst. As a reminder, some religions use staffs and rods as part of their rituals.

Johnson said not everyone who comes into the store is a practicing pagan. She said the store has a large jewelry selection, which brings in many nonpagans, as does its incense inventory. With the move, Johnson has expanded by bringing in daughter-in-law Ashlie Christianson, who operates the Green Goddess. That business sells a variety of herbal products, including homemade soaps, essential oils, bath and body products, herbal teas and other such items.

Johnson said she decided to move the business to 19th and Haskell after the other woman she was sharing the shop with in North Lawrence decided to go in a different direction. Plus, the new location is convenient for her family’s other business. Her family operates the Cosmic Cafe that also is located in the 19th and Haskell shopping center.

Johnson said she is confident her customers will find her in the new location. She said customers come from throughout the region. Although Kansas City has several pagan-based religious stores, she said many Kansas City residents frequently come to Lawrence to check out her shop. Johnson said there are fewer pagan-based stores west of Lawrence, so Lawrence ends up being a shopping destination for those folks.

As for the future, Johnson said the number of pagans in Lawrence seems to be on the rise. In particular, the pagan branch known as Wicca is a fast-growing religion. Johnson has been part of the Wicca religion for many years and now is a high priestess of one of the covens that meet in Lawrence.

Yes, Wicca does involves several pieces of terminology associated with witches, as the store’s name implies. Practitioners are commonly called witches. But Johnson said there are quite a few misunderstandings non-Wiccans have about the religion.

Probably the biggest is an assumption that Wiccans are Satan worshippers. Johnson said the Wiccan religion actually doesn’t believe in a Satan figure.

“If you did something bad, it is on you, not on Satan,” she said.

The religion does believe in Karma. Female figures play a central role in the religion, and practitioners of Wicca generally don’t proselytize, believing that religion is a very personal decision.

Johnson said Lawrence has been a great location for the store because the community is open-minded about ideas outside the mainstream.

“We’ve never had a problem with people being respectful in Lawrence,” Johnson said.

UPDATE: In reporting this story I’ve learned that Johnson’s old business partner has a similar venture operating in North Lawrence. Kacey Carlson is operating Third Eye Sadie’s at 311 N Second Street.

The store also sells supplies for Wicca and pagan religions. But Carlson said the store plans to be a little bit wider in its reach.

“We’re aiming the space a little more toward global spirituality,” she said.

That means the store doesn’t just have jewelry and items from the Nordic or European regions, which are popular in Wicca, but also has some Tibetan and African jewelry too. Carlson thinks the store’s inventory will appeal to a lot of people regardless of whether they are interested in the items for their religious purposes.

“Sometimes I call it a shiny object girl store,” Carlson said. “There is a lot of emphasis on gemstones here.”

13  General Category / Off Topic Stuff / Re: If you think MSM journalism isn't rigged... FAKE NEWS is the MSM! on: September 24, 2017, 07:43:49 pm
Twitter Censors Pro-Life Groups Ads, Won’t Run Them Unless Its Web Site is Scrubbed of “Sensitive Content”
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Live Action, the youth-centered pro-life organization known for its undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, has accused Twitter of censoring its ads.

This spring, Live Action and founder Lila Rose said the social media site blocked their accounts’ ability to advertise. They still can send tweets to their followers, but the advertising block restricts them from reaching a wider audience.

Last week, lawyers for Rose and Live Action sent a letter asking Twitter to reinstate their ability to advertise on its site, the Washington Post reports.

According to Live Action, Twitter rejected several ads that exposed the Planned Parenthood abortion business and called for an end to its taxpayer funding. It also rejected an ad showing the photo of an unborn baby and the words, “I am not a potential human. I am a human with potential.”

Especially egregious about Twitter’s rejections were its requirements to accept future ads from Live Action. The pro-life group said the social media company wants Live Action to remove “sensitive content” from its own website, not just its Twitter page.

Such content includes the numerous undercover stings it has done of Planned Parenthood. Live Action has exposed the abortion chain for hiding sexual abuse, being willing to help sex traffickers, encouraging young teens to try sadomasochism and pornography, and more.

According to the report:

    In a May 18 email to Live Action, Twitter’s political and advocacy sales team told the organization that its ads violated Twitter’s sensitive advertising content policy, which prohibits “inflammatory or provocative content which is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction” as well as content that is shocking, disturbing or offensive.

    Twitter gave Live Action two choices to become eligible for advertising in the future: remove “sensitive content” from its website and Twitter feed, or create a Twitter handle linking to a new website without the offending content, according to the email exchanges provided by Live Action that The Washington Post has verified.

    Among the “sensitive content” Twitter objected to that would have to be wiped from Live Action’s website and Twitter feed: videos of the organization’s undercover investigations, images and videos of abortion procedures, a petition to defund Planned Parenthood, and fetal ultrasounds.

    Pete Slevin, one of the attorneys representing Live Action , characterized Twitter’s parameters for reinstating the organization’s ability to advertise as “unusual.”

    “It’s not just that Twitter is saying, as a practical matter, that we’re going to ‘regulate’ your Tweets, they’re also seeming to ‘regulate’ what Live Action is posting on its own website,” Slevin said.

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According to the Post, Twitter’s advertising policy is much more strict than many other social media sites. The policy prohibits, among other things, “Inflammatory content which is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction or cause harm.”

Twitter, Google, Facebook and other online companies have faced heavy criticism for restricting ads, especially from pro-life and conservative groups. Many believe these media giants show a strong liberal bias.

In May, Facebook also shut down Right to Life of Michigan’s advertising account for “misleading ads.” After repeatedly asking for more details, the pro-life organization was told that Facebook simply was “unable to take further action regarding this matter.” The pro-life group believes the issue involved an ad about a Michigan abortionist whose license was suspended.

In 2016, United Airlines also was criticized for blocking Live Action’s website on its in-flight wifi; however, it allowed access to pro-abortion sites. Later, United Airlines said the block was a mistake and promised to remove it.

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14  General Category / War On Family / Re: first Gays, now polygamy! upnext? Chickens!!! on: September 24, 2017, 07:40:48 pm
Polygamists’ lawsuit: ‘If gay marriage is legal, then polygamy marriage should be legal’

PARRAMATTA, Australia, September 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the “important work of resolving the dubia,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Diocese of Parramatta’s Catholic Outlook, Burke said the “urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord with the constant teaching and practice of the Church.”

This urgency “weighs very heavily on my heart,” he said.

Confusion about Amoris Laetitia has led to people “feeling that the Church is not a secure point of reference,” said Burke.

“There isn’t clarity about these matters,” he said. “These people are in a very difficult state. It’s demonstrable, it’s a fact that we have conferences of Bishops which are contradicting one another with regard to Amoris Laetitia, Bishops contradicting one another; we have lay faithful who argue with one another over this; and so many priests are suffering in particular because the faithful come to them, expecting certain things that are not possible because they’ve received one of these erroneous interpretations of Amoris Laetitia. As a result, they don’t understand the Church’s teaching anymore.”

“You know that in the Church, we have only one guide, the Magisterium, the teaching of the Church, but we now seem to be divided into so-called political camps,” explained Burke. “Also, even the language that’s used is very mundane and that concerns me a great deal.”

Burke, one of the Church’s staunchest defenders of Catholic orthodoxy, said the Church can offer “direction” and lead to cultural transformation “in terms of respect for human life and respect for the integrity of the family and respect for religious freedom.”
Burke grieves loss of brother cardinals

He also expressed his grief over the loss of two of the four dubia signers, Cardinals Joachim Meisner and Carlo Caffarra. Of the four, only he and Cardinal Walter Brandmüller remain.

He said Caffarra “suffered profoundly” because “confusion and error in the Church has led to the grave harm of souls.”

“Over the years, I was blessed by the friendship of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, an outstanding priest and highly regarded scholar on the theology of marriage and family life,” said Burke. “During the past three years, I have worked very closely with him in defending marriage and family life from a growing confusion and even error, which have also entered into the Church.”

“In every encounter with Cardinal Caffarra, I was impressed with his purity of heart and with his totally priestly character,” continued Burke. “He loved Christ and His Mystical Body, the Church, with all his heart. For that reason, he suffered profoundly from the fact that the present situation of confusion and error in the Church has led to the grave harm of souls.”

But Caffarra “never questioned Our Lord’s presence with us, according to His promise to the disciples, and he never questioned the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mother of Our Lord.”

“While we are sad to have lost the earthly collaboration of these two great pastors and prelates, we are certain that they will continue to assist us with their prayers inspired by their enduring pastoral charity,” said Burke.
Liberals in the Church ‘make personal attacks’ while clamoring for ‘dialogue’

Burke explained that the media often misrepresents him and tries to portray him as fundamentally in opposition to the Pope.

“They depict Pope Francis as a wonderful, open person and there’s nothing wrong with that, but they depict me as just the opposite,” said Burke. “I believe that anyone who has had any experience with me as a priest or Bishop would say that I am very pastoral and in fact, I don’t see any contradiction between being pastoral and being faithful in announcing the Church’s teaching and following the Church’s law.”

“They’re making a caricature of someone who’s asking for clarity about certain matters, they’re saying ‘well, he’s the enemy of the Pope’ and he’s trying to build up opposition to the Pope, which of course isn’t the case at all,” said Burke.

Burke decried the trend of progressives in the Church personally attacking anyone who disagrees with them while pretending that they support “dialogue.”

“The thing that I find rather consistently is that so-called liberal people, the people who call for revolution in the Church and so forth are liberal and want dialogue as long as you agree with them,” said Burke. “The minute you raise a question, they become very dismissive, make personal attacks, what we call ad hominem arguments, and so forth. That really isn’t helpful. We’re talking about truths, we’re talking about facts and there’s no place for these kinds of attacks.”

“It’s a very mundane way of approaching things, it has no place in the Church, but that’s where we’re at right now,” he said. “People even making disparaging commentaries on other people, when they don’t agree with them.”

“Well, my point is this: ‘What is it that I’ve said that isn’t true?’ And I’ll address it,” the cardinal continued. “If you simply accuse me of being ‘out of tune’, ‘out of touch’, or whatever, ‘medieval’, or deluded, there’s no response to that.”

Burke said he prays for cardinals and others in the Church who attack him.

“They are Cardinals of the Church” and in “positions of tremendous responsibility,” he said. “Also I have a certain fraternity with them as members of the same College, the College of Cardinals, so that goes without saying” that I pray for them.
Hope in Our Lord

Burke encouraged Catholics to never give up hope “no matter what confusion or even divisions enter into the Church.”

“We should cling all the more faithfully to what the Church has always taught and practiced,” the cardinal said. “And that way we will really save our own souls, with the help of God’s grace, which, of course, we must always be about.”

“Our Lord always remains with us in the Church,” he continued. “He is our chief priest and guide, and therefore we should have confidence in leading a Christian life. We should have hope in Him.”

15  General Category / North America / Re: The coming U.S. civil war on: September 24, 2017, 07:29:22 pm

Feud With Athletes Escalates...

Has 'nothing to do with race'...

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games...

Goodell Hits Back...


Brady locks arm...

100 players take knee...

League to air unity ad in prime time...

NASCAR owners side with Trump...

WSJ: The Politicization of Everything...



Oprah leads heated debate on president for 60 MINUTES...

London Mayor Khan compares Trump to ISIS...
16  General Category / Catholicism / Re: Peter the Roman conspiracy on: September 24, 2017, 07:25:32 pm
Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a "filial correction" to the pope — a measure they said hadn't been employed since the 14th century.

The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document "The Joy of Love" and subsequent "acts, words and omissions."

The initiative follows another formal act by four tradition-minded cardinals who wrote Francis last year asking him to clarify a series of questions, or "dubbia," they had about his 2016 text.

Francis hasn't responded to either initiative. The Vatican spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment late Saturday.

None of the signatories of the new letter is a cardinal, and the highest-ranking churchman listed is actually someone whose organization has no legal standing in the Catholic Church: Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X. Several other signatories are well-known admirers of the old Latin Mass which Fellay's followers celebrate.

But organizers said the initiative was nevertheless significant and a sign of the concern among a certain contingent of academics and pastors over Francis' positions, which they said posed a danger to the faithful.

"There is a role for theologians and philosophers to explain to people the church's teaching, to correct misunderstandings," said Joseph Shaw, a spokesman for the initiative, signatory of the correction and senior research fellow in moral philosophy at Oxford University.

When it was released in April 2016, "The Joy of Love" immediately sparked controversy because it opened the door to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion. Church teaching holds that unless these Catholics obtain an annulment — a church decree that their first marriage was invalid — they cannot receive the sacraments, since they are seen as committing adultery.

Francis didn't create a church-wide pass for these Catholics, but suggested — in vague terms and strategically placed footnotes — that bishops and priests could do so on a case-by-case basis after accompanying them on a spiritual journey of discernment. Subsequent comments and writings have made clear he intended such wiggle room, part of his belief that God's mercy extends in particular to sinners and that the Eucharist isn't a prize for the perfect but nourishment for the weak.

Shaw said none of the four cardinals involved in the initial "dubbia" letter, nor any other cardinal, was involved in the "filial correction."

Organizers said the last time such a correction was issued was to Pope John XXII in 1333 for errors which he later recanted.

17  General Category / End Times / Re: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety..." on: September 24, 2017, 06:22:20 pm
Tennessee Church Shooter Suspect Identified As 25-Year-Old From Sudan

Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson.

Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.

Samson is a bodybuilder who attended high school in Tennessee and is originally from Karthoum, Sudan, according screenshots of the suspect’s Facebook page obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation before the account was taken down. Police say he is a legal resident and came to the U.S. in the 1990s.

A Nashville Police Department spokesman said the shooter entered the church after 11 a.m. CST wearing a neoprene ski mask. One woman was shot in the parking lot before the shooter entered the church and opened fire on about 42 people still inside.

One church member, 22-year-old Caleb Engle, confronted the shooter before being pistol whipped in the face. Engle then went to his car to retrieve a gun, which he has under a concealed carry license.

Engle returned to the church to confront the gunman again. The gunman shot himself in the face when the man returned, possibly by accident.

“He’s the hero here,” Nashville police chief Steve Anderson said. “He’s the person who stopped this madness in its tracks.”

18  General Category / Wolves in Sheeps clothing / Re: September 23, 2017 rapture date-setters EXPOSED! on: September 22, 2017, 10:31:42 pm
Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn't actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all.

“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”

More: World ending Saturday? Here are 8 times the world was supposed to end, and didn't

More: The world is definitely going to end — just probably not Saturday

Meade, Christian and self-published author, laid out his "astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics" ideology in his book Planet X — The 2017 Arrival. He claims Sept. 23 "Planet Nibiru" will collide with the Earth.

But now Meade is saying this event won't mark the apocalypse, but rather a series of dire events over the course of weeks, The Washington Post reports.

NASA has said "Nibiru" or "Planet X" doesn't exist and this is a hoax. Christian leaders have also disputed the claims. Christianity Today calls Meade "a made-up leader in a made-up field."

Even some translations of Biblical scripture refutes men making claims about knowing the date of the end. Just take a look at Matthew 24:36, which says: "But about that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."

Many like Meade have tried to pinpoint doomsday in the past. But, here we all are. At least for now.

19  General Category / Massacre of Innocence – The Occult Roots of Abortion / Re: The Most Evil Government In American History on: September 20, 2017, 12:44:40 am
Governor of Oregon Holds Ceremony to Celebrate Law Making Abortion Free in State

 The Democratic governor of Oregon held a signing ceremony on Monday to celebrate the enactment of a law that that requires insurance companies in the state to cover the murder of the unborn at no cost.

While Gov. Kate Brown already signed H.B. 3391, also known as the “Reproductive Health Equity Act,” into law on Aug. 15, a special event was held this week before members of the legislature and abortion advocacy groups to commemorate the bill.

“To lead productive and thriving lives, Oregonians must have the ability to control their bodies and make informed decisions about their health care,” she said in a statement. “I am proud to sign legislation that expands access to basic reproductive health services for all Oregonians regardless of where they live, where they come from, or how they identify as a person.”

According to the Washington Times, those in attendance “regularly broke into rousing cheers and applause.”

As previously reported, the bill, which was passed by the House and Senate in July, requires all health benefit plans in Oregon to provide coverage for various services that include abortion, contraception and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

It allows an exemption for religious businesses and nonprofits, outlining that “[a]n insurer may offer to a religious employer a health benefit plan that does not include coverage for contraceptives or abortion procedures that are contrary to the religious employer’s religious tenets,” but only if if the insurer sends a detailed notice to employees to advise which services their employer declines to cover.

Employees can still obtain the desired contraceptives and abortions, however, as the bill also mandates that the Oregon Health Authority “shall design a program to provide statewide access to abortion coverage for Oregon residents enrolled in [such] health benefit plans.”

The legislation created much contention in both the House and Senate as Republicans were horrified that an estimated half a million dollars would be used for abortions.

“I can’t reconcile in my mind how anyone who has a walk with God can support this,” said Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, who emotionally shared that he lost his premie granddaughter as an infant. “I just can’t get there with you.”

“We pursue a culture of death in this country. It’s pervasive. It’s everywhere. It’s in our movies, our TV shows, our video games, our magazines. It’s down the street,” also lamented Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend. “The souls of 50 million babies in our country cry out for justice, and I know God hears them. The question, colleagues, is will we hear their cries for justice?”

In addition to the signing ceremony on Monday, Brown tweeted, “To lead productive lives, Oregonians need control of their bodies, ability to make informed choices. This law secures these basic rights.”

Her remarks were met with a mixed response by followers, with one commenter writing, “This is non-negotiable. Women must have complete autonomy over their bodies.”

“Unborn babies should also have the opportunity to live productive lives,” another wrote.

“We should be helping people make good choices about the act of conception and accept consequences, not endorsing baby murder as a way out,” a third stated.

As previously reported, female government leaders have claimed for years that abortion is necessary to allow women to work outside of the home and pursue careers. In the 1992 ruling of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a Reagan appointee, asserted that abortion has kept women in the workforce.
Sandra Day O’Connor, appointed by Ronald Reagan, who wrote the majority opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey

“For two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail,” she wrote on behalf of the court.

“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives,” she said.

In June 2016, while speaking before a gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton similarly said that she believes legalizing abortion has helped to keep women in the workplace, and thus has aided the economy.

“[Roe v. Wade] transformed [women] because it meant that women were able to get educations, build careers, enter new fields, and rise as far as their talent and hard work would take them—all the opportunities that follow when women are able to stay healthy and choose whether and when to become mothers,” she asserted.

Clinton opined that birth control has likewise helped the economy because it has kept women in the workforce instead of at home raising children.

“Today, the percentage of women who finish college is six times what it was before birth control was legal,” she stated. “Women represent half of all college graduates in America and nearly half our labor force, and our whole economy, then, is better off.”

“The movement of women into the workforce, a paid workforce, over the past 40 years was responsible for more than $3.5 trillion in growth in our economy,” Clinton contended.
Sanger’s newsletter “The Woman Rebel.”

Planned Parenthood’s own feminist founder, Margaret Sanger, similarly decried what she characterized as women serving as “incubators.”

“Woman’s role has been that of an incubator and little more. She has given birth to an incubated race,” she wrote in “Woman and the New Race.” “In the mass, she has brought forth quantity, not quality. The requirement of a male dominated civilization has been numbers. She has met that requirement.”

“This is the dawn. Womanhood shakes off its bondage. It asserts its right to be free. In its freedom, its thoughts turn to the race. Like begets like. We gather perfect fruit from perfect trees,” Sanger said. “The relentless efforts of reactionary authority to suppress the message of birth control and of voluntary motherhood are futile. The powers of reaction cannot now prevent the feminine spirit from breaking its bonds. ”

Sanger, who was a staunch advocate of eugenics and authored the newsletter “The Woman Rebel,” also made a correlation between birth control and the purification of the races, referring to those with disabilities as being “morons,” “idiots” and “imbeciles.”

“Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives,” she wrote in the aforementioned publication. “If we are to make racial progress, this development of womanhood must precede motherhood in every individual woman.”


Lev 18:21  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
20  General Category / Weather/Earthquakes/Global Science Hoax's / Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World on: September 19, 2017, 07:50:51 pm
t least 119 killed after 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City, triggering explosions, collapsing buildings and sending people fleeing into the street

    Tremor hit hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake
    Horrifying images coming out of country's capital show rubble and chunks of buildings strewn across roads
    It came on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that hit the country in 1985, killing thousands
    Local resident Georgina Sanchez said: 'I'm so worried. I can't stop crying. It's the same nightmare as in 1985'
    So far, 119 people have been reported killed nationwide as a result of the earthquake

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4900334/Strong-7-4-quake-hits-Mexico-anniversary-deadly-1985-tremor.html#ixzz4tAxhGR4B
21  General Category / War On Family / Re: The-Kinsey-Syndrome on: September 18, 2017, 10:01:32 pm
Child-Adult Sex 'Not That Bad?' What's Happening to America's Morals
Lorie Johnson
4-6 minutes

Two studies suggesting children who have sex with adults suffer little to no emotional damage are being met with shocking silence. Compare that to twenty years ago, when nearly the same research received resounding condemnation from both the legislative and scientific communities.

Psychologist Bruce Rind released two published studies within the last year.  One examined the long-term impact of underage boys having sex with much older, adult men.  The second on underage girls having sex with much older, adult women.  Overall, Rind concludes that such experiences are neither necessarily abusive nor traumatic, and tend not to cause lifelong emotional pain and dysfunction. 

Instead, Rind indicates sexual encounters between minors as young as age thirteen and much older adults of the same sex can be a positive, enjoyable experience for the young person, who can grow up to be, "just as healthy, happy, sexually well adjusted, and successful in educational and career achievement."

In 1998, Rind published similar studies and conclusions, which received strong backlash. Now, nearly twenty years later, the same basic information is being met with deafening silence.   

Back then, the American Psychological Association condemned Rind's claims.  Furthermore, a 1999 Resolution passed by both houses of Congress rejects Rind's published conclusions "that indicate that sexual relationships between adults and ``willing'' children are less harmful than believed and might be positive for ``willing'' children," adding Congress opposes "attempts to normalize adult-child sex or to lower the age of consent."  The resolution stated, "Children are a precious gift and responsibility given to parents by God," and, "Elected officials have a duty to inform and counter actions they consider damaging to children, parents, families, and society."

Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage and Monogamy told CBN News today's lawmakers' indifference to child-adult sex is disturbing.

"Many are afraid of sounding "negative" about sex today, and being pilloried on social media for it," he explained, "The law still treats such acts as statutory ****, but the share of cases that are actually being brought to justice is very small." 

Regnerus continued, "We focus on the educator-student interactions, and pretty much little of nothing else. Teachers who transgress here seem to be the only cases of interest anymore. I'm not making claims about what just punishments ought to be. I'm sounding an alarm that there is published, peer-reviewed (so-called) "evidence" now that minor-adult sex is not very problematic. And I very much think that is not the case."

Regnerus said Rind's research can be discredited for a number of reasons. The data is old, dating as far back as the 1930's.  It's a small sample, looking at a total of a mere 47 cases of child-adult sexual relationships, approximately.

Regmerus says it's highly erroneous for Rind to conclude that just because the child victims report their sexual encounter with a much older adult was "wanted" and he or she "liked it," doesn't mean the interaction wasn't psychologically harmful. 

Likewise, adults, who as children, had sexual encounters with much older adults who self-report they are happy and healthy, might not accurately assess their own emotional well-being and might not recognize the impact those acts had on their psyche. 

"The failure to recognize that consent and pleasure do not prevent harm and pain downstream, and unequal power is utterly unavoidable here," Regmerus said, "Adults have a moral responsibility to consider minors as sexually off-limits, and act in consonance with that. Rind seems to think we should answer moral questions scientifically. I think that is unwise."

22  General Category / UFO/Watcher Theology / Re: real headline UFO news on: September 17, 2017, 09:35:09 pm
Strange lights spotted in sky above Salt Lake City

Fox 13 News received several calls and messages about a series of strange lights in the sky above Salt Lake City Saturday night, and it appears the lights were likely part of the pregame festivities for Utah's game vs San Jose State at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Several videos shot just before 8 p.m. near Salt Lake City show the lights in the sky, with one video appearing to show a single point of light breaking up into smaller objects. Another video shows at least four separate lights moving slowly through the air.

(WARNING: The video below contains at least one instance of profanity.)

According to University of Utah spokesperson Chris Nelson, A Navy parachute team dropped into Rice Eccles Stadium for the University of Utah football game around the time the lights were seen. He said it is very likely that those lights were a part of that demonstration.

Patrick Wiggins, NASA Ambassador to Utah, said based on the descriptions of the incident it may be a satellite that broke up in orbit. He said he received notice earlier that a satellite could be breaking up Saturday night.

However, after viewing several of the videos Wiggins said it appears it was probably not a satellite and was likely "something much closer to the ground like flares."

Fox 13 News has reached out to various authorities for more information about the lights, and we'll update this story as more details emerge.

23  General Category / The Mark / Re: The MARK, HEADLINES!!! on: September 16, 2017, 10:08:28 pm
Infowars: Implanted Microchip To Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys

A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their chips instead of using tickets.  BBC News showcased the system in which Swedes are able to have their embedded chip scanned by a conductor who uses an app to match up their chip membership number with a purchased ticket.   LINK

24  General Category / N/S America / Re: American Evangelical Christians Are Being Labeled As “Extremists” And “Hate Grou on: September 16, 2017, 10:06:38 pm
ACLU Targets Christian Crime: Police Who Believe in Bible Can't Be Trusted to Protect Citizens

The American Civil Liberties Union is targeting an Oklahoma police department for posting scripture verses on the department Facebook page.

ACLU attorneys say the Mounds Police Department's use of scripture on their Facebook page is a "clear violation of the central tenets of the American government."

"By promoting one specific religion on its official Facebook page, the Mounds Police Department has established clear preference for that faith above other faiths and above no religious faith at all. This kind of government interference with our religious freedom is simply not permissible under United States or Oklahoma law," said Brady Henderson, legal director for the ACLU of Oklahoma.

Henderson also went on to say that because of the scripture verses, the police department cannot be trusted to protect its citizens.

"The actions of the Mounds Police Department call into question whether or not the department can be trusted to adequately protect all those living under its jurisdiction, including members of minority faiths and those of no religious faith at all. By establishing a preference for the Christian faith, the department undermines confidence in their ability to perform their duties in a manner consistent with our understanding of one of our most basic and cherished liberties," he said.

Despite the backlash, Chief Antonio Porter told FOX 23, he isn't fazed by the ACLU and continues to post scriptures verses to the department Facebook page every day.

"With all the negativity in the world, it is time for people to start coming together with positive words and prayer," Porter said.

Oklahoma state Sen. James Leewright came out publicly in support of the Mounds Police Department.

"Your scriptures and uplifting words are a part of what makes Mounds and Creek County the place we call home," Leewright said in a letter. "Thank you for being a positive voice in your community and reminding us all to be thankful for the blessings the Lord has given us. Your are a true blessing to Mounds."

25  General Category / Churchianity / Re: the new Apostate Church on: September 16, 2017, 09:59:16 pm

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Fine hotels and big cigars
Up for grabs, up for a price
Where the red hot girls keep on dancing through the night
The claim is on you
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A big house with king size bed
You've had enough, you ship them out
The dollar's up - down, you'd better buy the pound
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So what do you do
That's guaranteed
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26  General Category / Churchianity / the new Apostate Church on: September 16, 2017, 09:58:24 pm
‘Worship Band’ Performs Secular Rock Group AC/DC’s ‘Money Talks’ During Sunday Service

The worship band of a non-denominational “church” in Indiana recently performed the song “Money Talks” from the secular rock group AC/DC—also known for its “Highway to Hell” tune that celebrates having a party in Hell with one’s friends—during the Sunday morning service to correspond with the pastor’s sermon series.

“Come on! Put your hands together Pointe Church!” declared Fort Wayne Pointe Church Worship Pastor Josh Anders as an electric guitar riffed and drums beat behind him.

“Tailored suits, chauffeured cars/Fine hotels and big cigars/Up for grabs, up for a price,” he sang out. “Come on, come on, love me for the money/Come on, come on, listen to the money talk.”

Members of the worship team clapped and danced during the rock song, which was altered slightly to replace the tune’s reference to “where the red hot girls keep on dancing through the night” to “where the rock and roll bands keep rocking through the night.”

At the conclusion of the song, as Anders asked those in the congregation to “give it up” for the lead guitarist, those present clapped and cheered.

“Do you guys like that?” also asked a man named John—who identified himself as one of the church’s board members—being met with cheers. “It’s good stuff, right? Good stuff. Hey, a little ‘Money Talks’ AC/DC this morning.”

He also welcomed visitors who decided to attend for worship that morning.

The selection of “Money Talks” was meant to tie in to the Pointe Church sermon series entitled “I Was Broke, Now I’m Not,” and was performed directly after leaders led those present in a prayer, asking that God would speak those those in attendance who do not know Him.

“Father God, thank you so much, Lord, for today—a chance to hear Your word, a chance just to grow in You and glorify You, Lord,” one of the men prayed. “There may be some here that just don’t know you, that are checking You out, Lord. Just speak to them in a real way that You’ll connect with them, [that] they can put down their guard and invite You into their life.”

Pointe Church is led by Ray Harris, who founded the assembly in 2005.

Reaction to the performance of the song during the Sunday service was mixed, as one online viewer wrote, “Next time, do Slayer’s ‘South of Heaven’ and do [a] series on Bible prophecy or Hell.”

“This is shameful! AC/DC in church,” another lamented.

J.C. Ryle, a respected leader in church history known for his books “Holiness” and “Practical Religion,” once wrote in addressing worldliness in the Church, “On every side we hear professing Christians declaring loudly that we must not be ‘narrow and exclusive’ and that there is no harm in many things which the holiest of saints of old thought bad for their souls, that we may go anywhere, and do anything, and spend our time in anything, and read anything, and keep any company, and plunge into anything—and all the while may be very good Christians!”

“This, this is the maxim of thousands,” he mourned. “In a day like this, I think it good to raise a warning voice, and invite attention to the teaching of God’s Word. It is written in that Word, ‘Come out, and be separate.'”

A call to Pointe Church for comment was unreturned.

Performance begins at approximately 24 minutes into the service.

27  General Category / Wicca/witchraft/paganism / Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In America Is Witchcraft on: September 15, 2017, 06:48:46 pm
 NOTR - The Washington Post & Satanism - 9.7.17
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:54AM

Today's Show: THE WASHINGTON POST & SATANISM - 9.7.2017

The Washington Post has published an article in which the author (a founder of a Satanic temple) is clearly promoting Satanism.  Is this the natural progression of the Marxist movement in our country?  We consider the connections between Karl Marx and the early Communist revolutionaries who often promoted Satan as the original rebel against God.  While Marx himself is often viewed as an Atheist, the reality is that he used Atheism only as a weapon to fight against "the One Who rules above."  Will the radical left now begin promoting the open acceptance of Satanism in their pursuit of undermining the free world?

28  General Category / Massacre of Innocence – The Occult Roots of Abortion / Planned Parenthood's Satanic Ally: Lawsuit Links Abortion to Satanist Beliefs on: September 15, 2017, 06:46:22 pm
Planned Parenthood's Satanic Ally: Lawsuit Links Abortion to Satanist Beliefs

Planned Parenthood in Missouri has a new ally in its battle for increased abortion access: the Satanic Temple.

The religious and politically active national Satanist organization is backing the powerful abortion provider with state and federal lawsuits designed to challenge Missouri's informed consent and 72-hour-waiting period laws.

Planned Parenthood has been fighting in court this year in the state to keep abortion clinics from having to follow outpatient surgical center standards, and the Satanists are fighting to increase abortion access on another front.

The Satanic Temple says a pregnant woman in Missouri, "Mary Doe," wasn't able to carry out a "religiously motivated" abortion because of these laws.

The group argues in court that the state laws violate her right to religious practice under the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Missouri state laws require abortion providers to give patients the opportunity to view an ultrasound image of their unborn child and offer them a booklet that describes the development of children in the womb.  They also require a 72-hour wait before an abortion.

Doe told the court that she adheres to Satanist beliefs which include:  a person's body is inviolable and subject to her will alone, a person must make decisions regarding their health based on their best scientific understanding of the world and unborn babies ("non-viable fetus") are not separate human beings but a part of their mother's body.

A Cole County circuit court judge threw out the case in December, noting that patients are not forced to have an ultrasound or read the booklet. 

But the Satanic Temple is back in court again this month. 

The Kansas City Star reports that the state Court of Appeals began hearing arguments by the Satanists against the state laws on Monday. Next week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the Satanists' argument in court on Wednesday. 

Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life, told CBN News that she's confident overall that Missouri will continue to advance pro-life issues. 

She said her organization is focused on passing right-to-life laws and enjoys the support of a "super-majority" of pro-life lawmakers in the state as well as a pro-life governor and attorney general.

29  General Category / The Mark / Re: The MARK, HEADLINES!!! on: September 15, 2017, 01:11:49 am
There's a war on for your mind!

Swedes already using biometric chip instead of train tickets

A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their chips instead of using tickets.

BBC News showcased the system in which Swedes are able to have their embedded chip scanned by a conductor who uses an app to match up their chip membership number with a purchased ticket.

Around 3,000 people in Sweden have already had a chip embedded in their hand in order to access secure areas of buildings.

SJ – the first travel company in the world to implement the system is north Europe’s largest train operator. The company initially expects around 200 people to join the program.

Despite Ray dismissing concerns about privacy, when the program was launched some customers complained that their LinkedIn profiles were appearing instead of their train tickets when conductors scanned their biometric chip.

“You could use the microchip implant to replace a lot of stuff, your credit cards, they keys to your house, the keys to your car,” Ray told the BBC.

His sentiments echo the tone of an NBC News report last year which asserted the microchipping of children will happen “sooner rather than later” and that Americans will eventually accept the process as something just as normal as the barcode.

“It’s not a matter of if it will happen, but when,” electronics expert Stuart Lipoff told the network.

Concerns about the embedded microchip representing the “mark of the beast” mentioned in the bible have been expressed by many on the Christian right for over two decades.

Revelations 13:16-17 talks about every man receiving “a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead,” without which they are not able to “buy or sell”.

30  General Category / UFO/Watcher Theology / Re: Alien Disclosure: Don't be Fooled on: September 13, 2017, 09:08:41 pm
Next year, scientists will send messages to search for aliens

For the last half-century or so, astronomers around the world have been scanning the cosmos with massive radio telescopes in hopes of finding some sign of intelligent life. This network of alien-hunters comprises the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), but despite all their efforts, the interstellar radio waves have remained quiet. One might even say too quiet.

Depending on who you ask, first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization might happen any day now. Seth Shostak, director of the SETI Institute, has famously predicted that we'll hear from ET within the next two decades. Others, such as the Cornell University astronomer Yervant Terzian are less optimistic -- his probabilistic calculations place first contact in about 1,500 years, assuming there's anyone left on Earth to receive the call.

But many SETI astronomers aren't content with only scanning the airwaves for signs of ET. Instead, they think we should also be actively reaching out to the cosmos on behalf of planet Earth.

These astronomers occupy a controversial niche within the SETI community known as Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligences, or METI. At the forefront of this group is Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, a research group dedicated to designing and sending messages intended for extraterrestrial recipients.

Vakoch and his colleagues at METI International are fighting an uphill battle. Aside from all the technical problems that come with trying to contact aliens, many SETI astronomers think it's a bad idea.

The METI opposition group, which includes scientists like Stephen Hawking, argues that since we have no idea what ET might be like, sending a message into the cosmos comes with a huge existential risk. If the aliens happen to be friendly, no problem. But if they're hostile, that means we're essentially sending out a beacon that says "ATTACK HERE."

A lot of ink has been spilled over whether or not actively attempting to make contact with extraterrestrials is advisable. But despite the arguments to the contrary, Vakoch said he's not worried.

"One of the reasons people are so afraid of METI is that it seems riskier to do something than to do nothing," Vakoch told me over email. "When we try to evaluate the risks and benefits of an unknown situation where we have little or no actual data, we fall back on the most vivid images that come to mind. But just because the first images of alien contact that come to mind are horrific, that doesn't mean they're realistic."

By 2018, METI International hopes to begin sending messages into space. This immediately presents a host of problems, such as: how do you design a message for a species that is totally unfamiliar with any language on Earth?

Over the last 50 years, a number of solutions to this problem have been proposed, ranging from full-fledged mathematical languages to rudimentary chatbots, music, or pictograms. For the most part, SETI scientists are in agreement that the message will have to be strongly rooted in mathematics and physics, since these are likely to be the only two types of knowledge we have in common with the ET. METI International is also taking this approach.

"Some of the most prominent messages of the past have tried to cover everything," Vakoch said. "We're taking the opposite approach. Rather than trying to communicate everything [about math, science and life on Earth], we are focusing on saying a few things very clearly. For our first messages, we are emphasizing the essentials of math and physics."

Another point of consideration is where to send a message. Every year, astronomers are discovering more planets orbiting other stars in the so-called habitable zone. This means the planet is just far away from its host star to host liquid water without it evaporating or completely freezing. Vakoch said METI International will be targeting nearby stars, especially those known to have planets in the habitable zones. 

Finally there's the question of what the message should say. Here too, history has seen a wide variety of answers. At this point, we've sent a Doritos commercial, the molecular formula for alcohol (accompanied with "Cheers!" of course), and a bunch of Craigslist classified ads to other solar systems, as well as more scientifically rigorous messages in which we've attempted to teach an alien recipient about math, science, and life on Earth.

The question of who gets to speak for Earth is a tricky one, especially given the contentious nature of the METI project as a whole. But for now, Vakoch and his colleagues are focused on figuring out how to communicate with aliens so that when we get that first "Hello," we won't be left speechless.

"Many of our most severe problems on Earth today are due to a focus on immediate gratification," Vakoch said. "If future generations of SETI researchers are looking for replies to today's transmissions, committed to a multigenerational scientific project, the very act of continuing to look will be a success in itself, whether or not they ever find life out there."

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