Archive for November, 2009

Star Parker Praises The Blind Side Movie but Laments that It Does Not Cover Public Schools’ Failure to Serve Michael Oher

Monday, November 30th, 2009

1 SHEET MASTER_TemplateFolks, I encourage you to see The Blind Side, which I caught over the holiday weekend. It is a very moving film. But Star Parker is right below:  it’s too bad Blind Side ignored the public school system’s utter failure to serve Michael Oher. The incompetence of public educationists on many levels is appalling, yet the schools get “affirmative action” treatment in the media. The best hope for America is that the public school monopoly would be broken wide open through the growth of home schooling and vouchers so that all inner-city parents can give their children an opportunity to attend schools that actually educate and thus give them a chance at success in life. — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org

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Parker writes:

‘The Blind Side’ should trouble as well as inspire

Oher’s story is about private individuals, about personal choices and responsibility, and about Christians

The Blind Side” is a beautiful new film based on a magnificent and heartwarming true story.

But I hope that the many who see it do not simply walk out all aglow. It should also produce concern.

This story about hopelessness transformed into achievement should be a typically American story. We should be concerned that, increasingly, this is not the case. That this is the exception that should be the rule.

Michael Oher’s
story has already received much attention. How a homeless black 15-year-old winds up in a Christian private school and how a white Christian couple adopted him and helped him develop to get the grades to stay in school, become a star athlete, an All-American football player and a multimillion-dollar NFL draft pick.

Our wake-up call should be that the factors that saved and transformed Michael Oher’s life stand in stark contrast to the government solutions we hear from Washington about dealing with our problems relating to poverty and education.

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Happy Thanksgiving – Pray that America Would Return to God

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
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Former homosexual Pete Lines shares about his life at AFTAH's banquet last month.

“[I]f my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land….

“But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. And though this temple is now so imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’ “2 Chronicles 7

Dear Readers,

I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support of Americans For Truth this year, and for standing up for God’s Truth in an era (and in a country) in which true biblical values have fallen out of fashion.  America is the most spectacular nation every formed –  with blessings from God too great to quantify.  But like the Israelites, we will be judged if we continue to reject the will of our Creator.

This has been a good year so far for Americans For Truth, despite the challenges brought by the severe economic downturn.  We opened a new office in Carol Stream, where we have hosted several fine pro-family speakers (please note that our scheduled Laurie Higgins dinner-lecture has been postponed until January).  Our banquet a month ago was a great success, and our website continues to draw readers who are frustrated by the media’s incessant cheerleading for homosexuality and gender confusion (the “transgender” “T” in the “GLBT” movement).

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David Barton Interview with CWA: Is America a Christian Nation?

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
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David Barton of Wallbuilders takes apart the liberal straw-man argument on America as a "Christian nation."

David Barton is a national treasure. I wish every student in America — kindergarten through college senior — could hear him speak at least once.  In this informative, 20-minute interview with Martha Kleder of Concerned Women for America, Barton takes apart the liberal straw-man argument on America as a “Christian nation.” Liberals use an ahistorical (extreme) definition of “Christian nation” to “prove” that we are not one. But Barton explains that our republican form of government flows from the biblical beliefs of our mostly Christian Founders — who set up a system that allowed religious pluralism, free market economics, freedom of conscience and other cherished American principles to thrive. — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org

Click HERE to listen to the the interview. From the Concerned Women for America website:

Did Our Founding Fathers Give Us a Christian Nations?

Is America a Christian nation? If we once were, are we a Christian nation now? Those questions have been raised often over the years, but most pointedly this year when President Obama told leaders in Turkey that America is a Christian nation no longer. David Barton, President of Wallbuilders and a dear friend of CWA, says the notion that America is not a Christian nation lies in a faulty definition of what it means to be a Christian nation. Listen | Download

For more on Thanksgiving and America’s heritage visit www.WallBuilders.com.
For more CWA interviews with David Barton and other Thanksgiving Day resources, click here.

Letter: Theresa Shares the Love

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

From: Theresa [------------]
To: americansfortruth@comcast.net
Sent: Wed. 11/25/2009  8:30 AM

Subject: What a crock of [sh*t]
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“I think your group is immoral and extremely intolerant for saying that homosexuals are immoral. Who are you to judge these people. They are human beings. Homosexuality is determined in the womb. I\’d say your group is immoral and intolerant and a bunch of homophobes. You make me sick.”

– Theresa, writing via the AFTAH website, November 25, 2009

Liberty Counsel Files Complaint with the FCC for Indecent Acts of Homosexual Adam Lambert

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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Millions of young Americans saw this simulated homosexual oral sex act on ABC thanks to Adam Lambert pushing his "queer" lifestyle choice on the rest of us. Lambert deliberately sought to be provocative and characterized criticism of his vulgar stage act as "discrimination."

Folks, we’ll have much more on Adam Lambert and his calculated use of his nationally broadcast American Music Awards stage act to advance homosexual immorality and sadistic perversions in the name of “nondiscrimination”:

Liberty Counsel Files Complaint with the FCC for Indecent Acts of Adam Lambert

November 24, 2009
From the Liberty Counsel website:

Liberty Counsel has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the American Broadcasting Company (“ABC”) for airing an outrageously lewd and filthy performance by Adam Lambert on November 22, 2009 during the 2009 American Music Awards.

Prior to going on-air, Lambert explained that his motive went beyond performing. According to the Associated Press, Lambert “wanted to break down a double standard that existed where female performers are often sexually provocative while men don’t do it that often.”

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Star Parker: Sodom in the Nation’s Capital

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
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Star Parker, founder and president of CURE, says legalizing homosexual "marriage" is like offering a glass of wine to a drunk.

Folks, I wish more conservative leaders: a) understood the truth about government-celebrated homosexuality as Star Parker does; b) had the guts to take a strong public stand on the issue like the column below. We encourage you to check out Star’s organization, CURE (Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education) at www.urbancure.org. — Peter LaBarbera

Parker writes (emphasis and web links added):

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Sodom in the nation’s capital

There is a centrality of the traditional family to the American dream of opportunity and a centrality of family breakdown to poverty

At a time when our country is sick, it shouldn’t surprise that one our sickest places is our nation’s capital.

The poverty rate of Washington, D.C., almost 20 percent, is one of the highest in the nation. Its child poverty rate is the nation’s highest..

D.C.’s public school system, with a graduation rate of less than 50 percent, is one of the worst in the country.

According to D.C.’s HIV/AIDS office, three percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The Administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is “…higher than West Africa…on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” And the principal way that HIV is transmitted continues to be through male homosexual activity.

Amidst this dismal picture, the D.C .City Council, perhaps on the theory that serving up another glass of wine is the way to help a drunk, is scheduled to vote on December 1 to legalize same-sex “marriage” in America’s capital city.

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The Obama-Care Health Bill’s Stealth Homosexual Agenda

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Already the homosexual activists are boasting that Obama-care is advancing their agenda. As sure as the push for  “gay marriage” follows homosexual special rights laws, federal socialized “health care” will lead ultimately to taxpayers funding transsexual “sex-reassignment surgeries” (read: gender-confused body mutilations).

And once again, we see evidence of how the Homosexual and Abortion Lobbies work hand in hand, with the nation’s largest homosexual pressure group (Human Rights Campaign) fighting the pro-life Stupak-Pitts amendment. One would think that homosexuals — with seemingly no interest in normal sex and its consequences — would not have much interest in the abortion issue. But here they are crusading for a bill change that will result in federal subsidies for abortion under the rubric of “health care” and “fairness.” (HRC President Joe Solmonese was once a senior staffer at the pro-abortion pac EMILY’s LIST.)

Click HERE for a copy of the Senate health care bill, HR 3590, and HERE for a Table of Contents page — with actual page numbers! — for the same bill, that was written by a Texas citizen.  (Apparently Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) didn’t have time to put one in as he rushed the monstrous bill to the floor.) A vote on cloture for the Senate bill is planned for tomorrow, Saturday.)  Click here for an excellent Family Research Council alert on Saturday’s cloture vote. – Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org

From the Coral Ridge Ministries’ website:

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 — As the Senate works behind closed doors to combine the newly passed House health care takeover bill with two Senate versions that have already passed separate committees, special interest groups are rallying their members to lobby for favored provisions. The House bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (3962), passed on Nov. 7 by a vote of 220 to 215. The Senate’s timetable is unclear, with Majority Leader Harry Reid pledging to complete a bill before Christmas, but many observers say that this is unlikely because of the sheer immensity of the proposal and the growing opposition.

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Table of Contents of Senate Majority Leader Reid’s Health Care Bill, HR 3590

Friday, November 20th, 2009

SENATE  HEALTHCARE  BILL — H.R. 3590

“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”

November 18, 2009

http://democrats.senate.gov/reform/patient-protection-affordable-care-act.pdf

(The version of the Senate Bill on Senator Reid’s website does not include page numbers on the Table of Contents.  This document — created by a private citizen who laboriously entered the page numbers on the attached Table of Contents — was provided by Texas education advocate Donna Warner. We apologize that the Page Numbers on the right side are not flush with the right side of the page.)

TAKE ACTION: Call 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 and click here to reach your U.S. Senators and Congressman:  www.congress.org

Table  of  Contents

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3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

4 (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the

5 ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’.

6 (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents of

7 this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

2

TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

AMERICANS

Subtitle A—Immediate Improvements in Health Care Coverage for All                                       15

Americans

Sec. 1001. Amendments to the Public Health Service Act.                                                                15

‘‘PART A—INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MARKET REFORMS 15

‘‘SUBPART II—IMPROVING COVERAGE 16

‘‘Sec. 2711. No lifetime or annual limits                                                                                                      16

‘‘Sec. 2712. Prohibition on rescissions.                                                                                                       16

‘‘Sec. 2713. Coverage of preventive health services.                                                                             17

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