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Conservative Dallas Pastor Stands By His Remarks About Jesus, Border Fence

Posted on 07/12/2014 8:42:23 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The leader of one of Dallas’ largest congregations is facing some criticism, based on statements he made on a national newscast.

After Pastor Robert Jeffress offered an assessment on the border crisis involving unaccompanied minors, some accused him of invoking scripture in an inappropriate manner.

Dr. Jeffress told CBS 11’s Steve Pickett while Jesus loved children, he also respected the law. In that context, Jeffress believes a complete act of compassion for these children starts with tightening the border they’re allowed to cross.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: godgap; illegalimmigration; religiousleft; seebsnews

1 posted on 07/12/2014 8:42:23 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The best thing to do is meet the problem at the source. There has to be a way of the church helping these people in their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Hondurus. There are gang members and corrupt officials there that need to come to Christ.

2 posted on 07/12/2014 8:47:05 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Pretty shortly, we are going to have change America’s name to something else. Everyone is being taken advantage of here. The taxpayers will feel the blunt soon. What do you get for higher taxes.. illegalities. Give me some of that. The low income workers will be hit the worse. The gangs are recruiting youngsters at this detection (ha )..sights for shelter, line a job within and a place to live) Democratic voters, next up.

3 posted on 07/12/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

After reading the following articles just sent to me by a friend, you can’t help but stand with Jefress; however, who in Texas was behind this. Did Hannity’s interviews on Fox from the border last night mention this?

EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!
A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began.
The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010.
The following is a small taste of what’s out there in grant records. This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks.
Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”
Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”
Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”
From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”

Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought

Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation

NAICS code: 561612

Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/

Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/

A. Introduction
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.

In addition, the Contractor shall have personnel who are able to communicate with juveniles in their own designated language(s). While this may not require each employee to be fluent in all of the encountered languages, personnel should have access to and knowledge of translation services.

B. ICE Standards/Special Requirements

The contractor is required to perform in accordance with the ICE Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2011), all ICE policies related to the transportation of juveniles (see the ICE Family Residential Standards at as well as the Flores Settlement Agreement, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In cases where other standards conflict with DHS/ICE Policy or Standards, DHS/ICE Policy and Standards will prevail. ICE Inspectors will conduct periodic inspections to assure compliance of the aforementioned standards.

Personnel shall have the knowledge and experience to transport individual children with special needs. Often times, children with special needs may require a transportation method that is time saving and direct, i.e. by commercial airline. Contractor shall also provide for accompanying medical care. Additionally, due to exigent circumstances, the Contractor shall be required to transport juveniles via ground to HUB airports or other staging areas that are not located within the area of initial apprehension.

The Contractor shall follow a fully developed training curriculum and transporting staff shall have the highest level of competency possible. Areas of training shall include, but are not limited to the following: Airport rules and regulations for travelers, crisis intervention, child development, working with and transporting youth with special needs, transporting youth with behavioral problems, CPR & First Aid training, non-secured UAC policy and procedures and the implementation of contingency plans in the event of a crisis during transport, which include de-escalation techniques.

• Background Investigations and Suitability Screenings will be conducted on all Contract Employees by the Office of Professional Responsibility and Personnel Security Unit (OPR-OSU).
• The Contractor shall agree that each employee working on this contract will successfully pass the DHS Employment Eligibility (E-Verify) program operated by USICS to establish work authorization and U.S. Citizenship.
• Employees must reside in the United States.

C. Contract Type

The Government anticipates awarding a five (5) year Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle consisting of a one year base period, and four (4) option years. The Service Contract
Act is applicable to this acquisition. All required clauses, provisions will be included in the solicitation and resulting contractual instrument.

The anticipated release date of the solicitation is March 3, 2014. The solicitation closing date will be thirty (30) days after release of the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Projected Set-Aside: All business sizes are welcome to participate; however, ICE is trying to determine small business interest, particularly HubZone companies. All information received in response in to this notice will be used to determine the appropriateness of any small business set-aside for this requirement.

D. Place of Performance:

Service Area: Throughout the Continental United States (US)

The area(s) or region(s) serviced may occur either with a phased approach over a period of several months to a full year. Alternatively, the Contractor shall perform the entire transportation function upon full funding. For example, the following two circumstances may occur: (1) The contractor could initially provide transportation services only in the Southwest Region of the U.S. for those juveniles who are apprehended in the state of Texas; or, (2) The Contractor may be required to provide transportation services for all juveniles who are in DHS custody throughout the continental U.S.

E. RFI Purpose/Requirements

The purpose of this RFI is to obtain market information and capabilities for planning purposes and to determine appropriate strategies to meet the Agency’s requirements. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment for an RFP in the future. Responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this announcement and information submitted in response to this RFI will not be returned.

Interested parties are instructed to submit the following information: (Note: Please do not exceed 5 pages per RFI submission)

• POC information (name, title, phone number, address, email address, etc.)
• Socio-economic status
• Brief Company Capability statement (to include addressing all special needs as stated above)

F. Submissions and Point of Contact Information

Submit written or electronic submissions via email to by 1:00pm EST on Monday, February 19, 2014.

End of RFI

4 posted on 07/12/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Christie at the beach
Pretty shortly, we are going to have change America’s name to something else.

Estados Unidos De Aztlan?

5 posted on 07/12/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: CMB_polarization

The churches already do that as does the US government (actually the US taxpayers).... This is orchestrated and executed by commies who want to sink the is country including the current Dictator In Chief

6 posted on 07/12/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

An Open Border as an “attractive nuisance.” Interesting.

7 posted on 07/12/2014 9:11:18 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Nifster

There are still churches that preach the Gospel and reach out to the world that keep their distance from US policies.

8 posted on 07/12/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

YES, Yes, yes!!! That’s way better than the social justice 0-bot pastors we’ve been hearing too much of.

9 posted on 07/12/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I guess I’m confused. On one hand, the commies in government reach out to the churches and on the other - they are trying to do away with religious freedom.

10 posted on 07/12/2014 9:23:03 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It always amazes me that many of the people who accuse Christians of mis-applying Scripture are the same people who think that the U.S. Constitution gives them the right to violate the laws of America.

11 posted on 07/12/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bill skillfully skewers the limousine leftist hypocrites on their phony “feel good” posturing on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
Please help this one also go viral!

12 posted on 07/12/2014 10:03:53 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
No one wants to be called a racist and in that no one wants to deny children so goes the rat plan from day one. The Teflon president is just that a destroyer with free reign and no one will confront him because he's black, Send the children in we will create our won immigration reform they will never want thier names associated with the denial of children. The rats with the help of the scumedia will make you pay for speaking the truth
13 posted on 07/12/2014 10:42:58 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Maudeen

We’ve been getting unaccompanied kids coming across the borders for a long time.

14 posted on 07/12/2014 10:59:19 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: CMB_polarization

I agree. As a Catholic it infuriates me that the USCCB (Bishops Conference) makes no mention of this. We need to strengthen the churches there regardless of denomination and help them change their culture. God is really the only solution to the problems of this magnitude.

15 posted on 07/12/2014 11:00:57 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
...some accused him of invoking scripture in an inappropriate manner.

Let me guess ... abortion-loving liberals, most of whom are atheists, made those accusations.

16 posted on 07/12/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

So this is the story of two Baptist pastors from Texas, Dallas area.

It would appear that both men are (1) learned, have been schooled at Seminaries, that (2) preach on the the virgin birth, death and resurrection of Christ, (3) that they both believe that all scripture is: "God Breathed" and therefore not subject to change due to "different times etc;" that Gods laws are for our knowledge and edification.

If that be the case, then this is nothing more than a black preacher supporting his black President, and happily supporting his laweness!

Nothing more than race identity trumping matters of faith

17 posted on 07/12/2014 2:13:08 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Patriotic1

Thanks, and of course there is the ever present issue of drug demand and the economic and spiritual distortions it creates in this hemisphere.

18 posted on 07/12/2014 4:20:44 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Catsrus

Politics is not consistent, but is opportunistic.

19 posted on 07/12/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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