April 11, 2014

Christian Coalition of America Supports Senator Lindsey Graham on Restoration of America's Wire Act

Dear Senator Graham, 

On behalf of the millions of supporters in the Christian Coalition of America, I would like to thank you for introducing the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” legislation to prevent the scourge of gambling on the Internet.

Christian Coalition of America strongly agrees with your astute observation that the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) has wrongly narrowed the DOJ’s longstanding interpretation that the Wire Act banned all forms of Internet gambling.  Such radical interpretation of the Wire Act must be accomplished through the legislative process and not by the executive branch... (READ MORE)

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Graham, Chaffetz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Restore Wire Act

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) have introduced their bipartisan legislation, Restoration of America's Wire Act, which restores the long-standing interpretation of the Wire Act and reverses the Department of Justice's abrupt December 2011 decision to expand online gaming.

"This is yet another example of the Holder Justice Department and Obama Administration ignoring the law," said Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "In 1999, South Carolina outlawed video poker and removed over 33,000 video poker machines from within its borders. Now, because of the Obama Administration's decision, virtually any cell phone or computer can again become a video poker machine. It's simply not right."

"The DOJ opened the door for massive change in policy without significant public input. These fundamental changes need to go through Congress. By restoring the original interpretation of the Wire Act, we are putting the genie back in the bottle and allowing for an open debate to take place," said Chaffetz.

On February 4th of this year, Attorneys General from 16 states and territories wrote to Congress asking, "that Congress restore the decades-long interpretation of the Wire Act to allow Congress and the states to more fully consider the public policy ramifications of the DOJ's reinterpretation of the Wire Act and to give federal and state law enforcement agencies time to fully assess and report on the implications Internet gambling has on our respective charges to protect the citizens of our states"... (READ MORE)

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Sebelius Resigns after Botched Obamacare Rollout

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the woman in charge of overseeing the president's health care law, is resigning only six months after its botched rollout.

White House Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is set to take her place. The Obama administration is hoping a new face will signify a fresh start for Obamacare.

Sebelius' term at HHS was plagued by the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, including the crippling glitches on HealthCare.gov that persisted up to the final enrollment deadline of March 31.

"We do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date," Sebelius testified at a November hearing on Capitol Hill.

She also bore responsibility for the contraception mandate that forces religious business owners and groups to provide drugs that may induce abortion, something critics say violates the Constitution... (READ MORE)

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Cunningly, Christ Being Used to Thwart Support for Israel

This article is sure to push the hot button of many, even my Christian brothers and sisters who have, despite facts, made up their minds that Israel is the aggressor and guilty of oppressing the poor Palestinians along with other non-Jews.

This growing and rapidly spreading misconception is causing a rising tide of anti-Semitism to take hold in educated societies around the world.  It is creating an alarming trend within the American Christian church where support for Israel was not a topic of discussion, but was taken for granted as a foundational expectation of the Christian faith.  Christian support for Israel, once rock solid, is shifting and drifting in the opposite direction.  Far too many are being enticed into embracing a “politically correct” social posture rather than standing strong in our Christian faith by adhering to the Word and promises of God, even though it means going against the tide of popular public opinion as it relates to support for Israel and the Jewish people.  Faithful church leadership and Christian youth are unwitting targets of many who are pursuing carefully crafted, anti-Semitic agendas... (READ MORE)

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