Washington Weekly Review
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After Forcing Homosexual "Marriage" on California, Massachusetts and New York, And Attempting to Force Homosexuals into the Military, the Powerful Homosexual Lobby is Now Trying to Eliminate Mention of Sin from America's Bibles
Last week, it was reported in WorldNetDaily.com that a homosexual man has sued two Christian publishers, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson -- continuing the extreme harassment of Christians by the powerful homosexual lobby. It was not enough for them to defy the overwhelming majority of the voters of California (over 60% voted to outlaw homosexual "marriage" just a few years ago) and to defy an average 70% of American voters who have voted in 27 states so far outlawing these abominable "marriages," but they now need to delete any reference about homosexuality being a sin in the Bible.
The homosexual man, Bradley LaShawn Fowler, bringing the lawsuit is pretending that writing in the Bible that the practice of homosexuality is a sin violates his constitutional rights and causes him "emotional harm." Fowler is seeking $60 million from Thomas Nelson publishing company and $10 million from Thomas Nelson publishing company for publishing Bibles which say that the practice of homosexuality is a sin and an abomination.
Thankfully, the homosexual lobby will suffer a huge loss when the citizens of California are expected to vote to outlaw homosexual "marriage" this November 4th when Americans also vote for a new president. California will undoubtedly join 27 other states which have banned homosexual "marriages" in their states by an average approval of state constitutional amendments of 70%. It is anticipated that voters in the states of Florida and in Arizona will also vote this November to ban such abominations, making a total of 30 states which have banned homosexual "marriages."
It is way past time for the United States Congress to step in and ban homosexual "marriages" in all 50 states once and for all and to end the travesties going on in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Four radical judges in each of the first 2 states are responsble for these catastrophic events: undermining traditional marriage between one man and one woman which is supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people.
Democrat Leaders in the House of Representatives and the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Cave in to the Homosexual Lobby and Will Hold a Hearing on Whether the Law Outlawing Homosexuals in the Military Should be Overturned
The powerful homosexual lobby continues to seek to overturn American traditions and morality. The latest example is the surrender by the Democrats in the House of Representatives who caved in to the homosexual lobby. A hearing will be held next week in the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel to debate on whether to overturn the law outlawing homosexuals from serving in the United States military. Bill Clinton illegally ignored the law passed by a Democrat Congress overwhelmingly in 1993 banning homosexuals from serving in the American military. Yet, Bill Clinton installed an illegal so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
The Democrat-controlled Congress holding this hearing is the same Congress which has the lowest approval rating in American history which ranges from 9% to 11% approval by the American people; a Congress which refuses to help the American people to alleviate $4.15 per gallon average fuel prices and high food prices because of Congress' policies or refusal to enact legislation to alleviate high gas and food prices.
Mrs. Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, will be joined by Sergeant Major (retired) Brian Jones, a highly-decorated soldier and former member of the US Armyâ€™s elite Delta Force, who served with the Department of Defense in Iraq in 2004. Sergeant Major Jones and Mrs. Donnelly will testify in support of the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible for military service. The law passed Congress with veto-proof majorities in 1993 and has been upheld as constitutional several times.
Christian Coalition of America supporters are encouraged to attend the hearing in Washington D.C. The hearing will take place in Room 2118 of the House Rayburn Office Building, at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 23. If possible, please consider being there in person to lend support not just to Mrs. Donnelly and to Sergeant Major Jones, but to our troops who would be harmed by repeal of the law.
Mrs. Donnelly said that this may be the only hearing that liberals in charge of Congress will hold before they move to actually repeal the law. Mrs. Donnelly has also alerted America as to the outrageous â€œperception managementâ€ (PM) techniques employed by powerful forces in the radical left-wing "news" media and by fellow left-wing activists who are determined to impose a sexual agenda on the military.
Arrayed against groups such as Christian Coalition of America and the Center for Military Readiness are large, well-funded activist groups like the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign and other Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Left organizations. They are devoted to one radical goal: repeal of the 1993 law, which is constantly mislabeled â€œDonâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tell.â€
Mrs. Donnelly said that she and Sergeant Major Jones will -- during their testimony before the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee -- expose the extent of real damage that will be done to the culture of our military if these groups are allowed to win. She said that we cannot stand by and allow the full force of mandatory social engineering to be imposed on our men and women in uniform. The situation is critical, and everyone who cares about our military needs to defend our military from this threat.
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
Former New York Times reporter Stuart Taylor Debunks His Own Newspaper's (and other Left-wing News Media Outlets') Myths About the U.S. Supreme Court Being Conservative; At the very Best, it is a "Centrist Court"
New York Times columnist Stuart Taylor took issue with his own paper's (and other left-wing news media outlets') viewpoints that the current Supreme Court is a conservative court. Stuart Taylor is basically calling the court a centrist court because of some of the major opinions it has issued. The liberal "New York Times" had claimed that the Supreme Court was "teetering on the brink" of "far-right" disaster in its just-ended term.
On the contrary, Mr. Taylor pointed out that several of the "far-right" decisions which the "New York Times" was worried about were either written by or joined by some of the extreme left-wing Justices on the Court (i.e. Souter, Stevens, Breyer.)
Mr. Taylor wrote: "While itâ€™s certainly true that the Court has drifted right of the New York Times, the nationâ€™s law faculty, and the typical elite cocktail party, the dirty little secret is that the Court is decidedly centrist when compared to the American people. The hysteria about the Courtâ€™s â€˜right wing assaultâ€™ on abortion, desegregation, and the separation of church and state has obscured the fact that large majorities of the public oppose partial-birth abortion and racial preferences and favor some role for religion in the public sphere."
Mr. Taylor further writes that: "[On] six of the most contentious subjects that come before the justices on a recurring basis: abortion; race; religion; the death penalty; gay rights; and presidential war powers. On every one of them, the Courtâ€™s precedents are to the left of, or very close to, the center."
Senator Arlen Specter Held Forum on Judicial Nominations This Week Emphasizing the Outrageous Filibuster of President Bush's Judicial Nominees by the Democrats
Senator Arlen Specter, R-PA, held a forum last Monday on judical nominations entitled: "Protecting American Justice: Ensuring Confirmation of Qualified Judicial Nominees. On Monday, in the Russell Senate Office Building, Senator Specter was joined by a number of other key Senators in the forum to decry the fact that Democrats in the Senate have stalled confirmation hearings and votes for several very qualified (even according to the liberal American Bar Association) nominees for more than 700 days.
President Bush has been able to get confirmed a net of only 8 conservative circuit court of appeals nominees in his last 2 years compared to the 15 liberal nominees a Republican-controlled Senate gave to Bill Clinton during his scandulous last 2 years in office. This week in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, President George W. Bush said: "All I ask is that the Senate hold hearings on these nominees and then vote yes or no. I don't think that is too much to request. It has been a struggle throughout just to get an up or down vote â€“ that's all we ask. It is a simple thing and the nominees deserve it. Many have had their lives put on hold waiting for the Senate to act."
Witnesses at Monday's Judicial Forum helped by Republican Senators included:
- Witness 1: Professor John McGinnis, Northwestern Law School
- Witness 2: David Bohm, Assistant Executive Director of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Witness 3: Mr. Roscoe Howard, former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
- Witness 4: Mr. Steve Rutkus, Congressional Research Service
The Ranking Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, (KY) said about this week's Judicial Forum held by the Republicans: "When this Congress began, we all hoped that a forum such as this would not be necessary. The Majority Leader (Senator Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada) and I agreed that the partisanship that had infected the judicial nominations process over the years was unhealthy. And we committed to make this Congress different. The Majority Leaderâ€”like the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Postâ€”acknowledged the Presidentâ€™s good faith in not resubmitting circuit court nominees whom Democrats disapproved of. In return, he pledged that Democrats in the Presidentâ€™s final two years would treat circuit nominees fairly.
"Now, what is â€˜fair?â€™ This President is a â€˜lame-duck,â€™ and Senate Democrats hope to recapture the White House. So obviously, there is a partisan incentive not to confirm his judicial nominees. That is human nature, but that is not a new phenomenon. President Bush is not the first President to be in his final two years in office when the opposite political party controls the Senate, and he will not be the last.
"Even with â€˜lame duckâ€™ Presidents, there is an historical standard of fairness when it comes to confirming judicial nominees, especially circuit court nominees. The Majority Leader and I agreed that this Senate should meet that standard. The average number of circuit court confirmations in this situation is 17. President Clinton had 15. This Senate has confirmed only 10 circuit court nominees, and our Democratic colleagues have not indicated that they will do better. What happened?
â€œUnfortunately, old habits are hard to break. And in my opinion, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee found it hard not to play politics. It started with the re-nomination of Judge Leslie Southwick. Judge Southwick was a distinguished state court judge and an Iraqi War veteran. Moreover, he was someone whom Committee Democrats had already approved, unanimously, to the district court.
â€œSo at the beginning of this Congress when the President tried, yet again, to fill a vacancy on the Fifth Circuit that had existed for his entire Presidency, he did not resubmit a nominee whom Democrats opposed. Instead, he quite reasonably nominated someone whom Committee Democrats had already approved: Leslie Southwick. How did Judiciary Committee Democrats respond? With one exception, they did an about face and actually tried to filibuster Judge Southwickâ€™s nomination...."
President George W. Bush Lifts Executive Ban on Oil Exploration in America's Outer Continental Shelf - He Urges a Stubborn Democrat Congress to Lift its Ban on Seeking More Oil in the Wasteland of Alaska (ANWR) and on Oil Exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf
Responding to the American people paying $4.15 per gallon at the pump on the average, President George W. Bush on Monday lifted the executive ban on oil exploration in America's Outer Continental Shelf and called on a bull-headed Democrat-controlled Congress to immediately open up their ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and in the wasteland of Alaska called ANWR.
This obviously means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the Democrat-controlled Congress. To reduce pressure on prices, President Bush recognizes the need to increase the supply of oil, especially here at home. Long-time oilman, T. Boone Pickens, has warned in advertisements and other forums that we Americans are in the process of transferring vast sums of our wealth to pay for oil from dictators such as Hugo Chavez in oil-producing Venezeula. He says we now import 70% of our energy requirements. This will be the largest transfer of wealth (trillions of dollars) from one country (America) to other countries in world history, by far.
Congress needs to act now to install a comprehensive energy program. Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal to expand energy, such as drilling in ANWR, OCS, oil shale drilling in many states; expediting the building of nuclear plants and more oil refineries (none have been built for some 30 years.) In OCS area alone, it is estimated that there are 18 billion barrels of oil. These sources of oil could provide up to a century's worth of current oil imports.
President Bush also has worked with Congress to invest in gas-saving technologies like advanced batteries and hybrid vehicles, mandated a large expansion in the use of alternative fuels, and raised fuel efficiency standards to ambitious new levels.
President Bush said in his remarks on Monday: "...For years, my administration has been calling on Congress to expand domestic oil production. Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal â€“- and now Americans are paying at the pump. When members of Congress were home over the Fourth of July recess, they heard a clear message from their constituents: We need to take action now to expand domestic oil production...."
"... Last month, I asked Congress to lift this legislative ban and allow the exploration and development of offshore oil resources. I committed to lift an executive prohibition on this exploration if Congress did so, tailoring my executive action to match what Congress passed...."
"...So today, I've issued a memorandum to lift the executive prohibition on oil exploration in the OCS..."
Christian Coalition Activists Need to Encourage 110th Congress to Pass Both "Net Neutrality" and "Multicast-Equal Access" Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Religious Broadcasters - Democrat-controlled Congress Expected to Pass "Net Neutrality"
"Multicast/Equal Access" (formerly called "Multicast/Must-carry") will go a long way to preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters. Without a "Multicast/Equal Access" law, the cable and satellite companies would probably not add new Christian channels and the influence of current Christian channels will be diluted.
ACTION ITEM: Please all your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor the Net Neutrality legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering and Democrat Congressman Edward Markey called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008," H.R. 5353.
Join the Christian Coalitionâ€™s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate
Please sign our petition and join the Judicial Task Force at: http://www.cc.org/taskforce.cfm
Encourage your family, friends and church friends to also sign the petition at our website and to join the Christian Coalitionâ€™s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate.
There are a number of President Bush's Circuit Court of Appeals' nominees who have not yet received a Senate floor vote. The challenge to confirm President Bush's nominees in a Democrat-controlled Senate will be very difficult and we need your help in doing just that. You will become part of a team of individuals who are committed to being ready on a momentâ€™s notice to take action when obstruction occurs.
Please keep the above issues in prayer. Through prayer and action great and mighty things can be accomplished.
Psalm 33:12 â€œBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lordâ€¦â€
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