Thursday, August 7, 2014

Under Attack

***Continuing his assault on religious freedom, and just about any other kind of freedom other than sexual, Obama's latest Executive Order pretty much cuts out the chance of any Christian organization to hold a federal contract.

This week, President Obama made an executive order demanding that only organizations who agree with the administration’s view of sexuality are eligible to receive government contracts, refusing the requests from Christian and other religious faith leaders to include robust religious protections in the text of the order.

What Changed?

This order amends an order from 1965 prohibiting contractors from discriminating “against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” The President’s revision added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
Because they can’t “discriminate,” religious organizations with federal contracts won’t be able to require their employees to hold to the tenets of their faith. For example, a Catholic organization wouldn’t be able to refuse to hire someone who doesn’t hold to the Catholic beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

Our oh-so-enlightened liberal brethren will hail this as a win for "freedom." Apparently, the only freedom that is legitimate is that which they SAY is legitimate. Conform to their definition, or you're out of luck.

***Really makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? In Virginia, city officials block church outreach to disabled children. Oh yeah, really a progressive step forward. Still think liberals actually *care* about what happens to these kids? 

In Fredericksburg, Virginia, city officials have decided that their community is becoming “saturated” with facilities assisting disabled people – so much so, in fact, that they’ve decided that these efforts just have to stop somewhere.
So they’ve decided to stop them at Calvary Christian Church.
The pastor of Calvary Christian, Michael Hirsch, says he’s been sensing God’s leading for his congregation to reach out to disabled children in the area. So, the church – which already offers before- and after-school day care – applied for a permit to expand that ministry to include a day school program for mentally and emotionally disabled children. Each child who’s enrolled has been prescribed an Individual Education Plan that virtually ensures their successful development, provided they have the benefit of an attentive, private day school environment.
Members of the city’s Planning Commission held a public hearing, liked what they heard, and approved the plan and a special-use permit for the church’s facilities. But the city council overruled them and denied the permit, citing their concern for the safety of the non-disabled children in the church’s other daycare programs.

The disabled and non-disabled kids wouldn't even be on the grounds at the same time. No matter. It's much more important to take a stand against organized religion than to actually do some good.

***   Thought of Joe Biden immediately when I saw this one...

***Mystery donor sends boys with rare condition on dolphin trip.

TWINS who suffer from a rare genetic condition have been sent to swim with dolphins - thanks to an anonymous donor.
Eight-year-old Batten disease sufferers Freddie and Louie Dawkins are off to Grand Canaria in November on their surprise holiday.
They are both blind and unable to talk due to the effects of the disease.
Parents Sarah and Andrew, of Hucknall, were overwhelmed by the generosity of the donor, known only as Richard, who found them through charity website 52 Lives.
“We wanted to take the boys swimming with dolphins as we’ve heard they are great with people with special needs. If the boys could talk, I’m sure they would say it was their dream.” Freddie and Louie have a life expectancy of between 14 and 16. Sarah and Andrew gave up their jobs to make the most of the time they have together as well as caring for the boys full-time.
 ***No way - man shoots himself in the head while posing for a selfie with a gun pointed at his head. Oh my gosh.

It may seem obvious, but if you really must take a gun selfie, it’s probably best you point the barrel away from your head.
Oscar Otero Aguilar unfortunately learned the hard way, accidentally killing himself while posing for a selfie with a .38 pointing toward – that’s right – his head.
The incident happened last weekend just north of Mexico City. Reports suggest the 21-year-old veterinarian had been partying with friends, and had grabbed his smartphone – and gun – for a selfie that he intended to post on Facebook.


***Here's an idea for the gardener in your family...

yummy flower pot pudding and cookie dessert

Here’s a recipe that’s truly groundbreaking.
1/2 stick butter
1-1/2 lb. package chocolate sandwich cookies
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
8 oz. whipped topping
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
2 c. milk
1 new (8"- 9") clay flowerpot (not ceramic or glazed)
small saucer
1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, whipped topping, butter, powdered sugar, pudding and milk with a hand mixer.
2. Crumble cookies, by hand or in a food processor, or roll fine with a rolling pin, until they are the consistency of dirt.
3. Place a saucer in the bottom of the pot to cover the drainage hole. Spoon layers of cookie crumbs and cream filling in flowerpot, ending with a layer of cookie crumbs. Chill.
4. Wrap the bottom portion of the artificial flower stems with aluminum foil. To serve, stick the "flowers" in the pot. Serve with a garden trowel (be sure it's a brand-new one).

***Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter has "blood on his hands" with Middle East meddling. I think everyone who voted for Barack Obama has blood on their hands. We simply wouldn't have the mess we have now if Romney had been elected instead of him. I'm completely confident of that.

Former President Jimmy Carter is "an all-out supporter of Hamas" and if his advocacy turns into material support he will be committing a crime, Harvard law professor and legal analyst Alan Dershowitz said on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" Thursday.

"Jimmy Carter has now become an all-out cheerleader for Hamas," Dershowitz said.

"Jimmy Carter wants the United States and the European community to recognize Hamas, to legitimate it. It's against the law in the United States, even if you're a former president, it's against the law to provide material support to a listed terrorist organization and Jimmy Carter's coming awfully close to that line."

Our president and his willing accomplices in Washington and our "news" media are giving aid and comfort to the enemy. I truly hope and pray America survives this administration. 
***        Breadhead

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