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  • Florida City Government Now Sending “Spies” into Churches!

    03/07/2015 7:13:59 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 16 replies ^ | 7 March 2015 | Onan Coca
    n what sounds like a chapter out of Orwell’s 1984, the city of Lake Worth in Florida has been involved in some disgusting deals of late. The city started down a dark and unconstitutional road when they began demanding that any church operating in their town acquire a business license to operate. The fact that this requirement quite obviously violates the First Amendment in multiple ways (freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly) did not deter the city from pushing forward in their persecution. The city didn’t stop with their draconian regulations though… they went much further. The...
  • Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches (Gay Mafia)

    03/06/2015 7:25:29 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 31 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    My pastor shared this article today. It's about a Lake Worth, Florida church that meets in a coffee house. ***snip*** The church owns and operates a coffee house in downtown Lake Worth. For the past three months, it has used the coffee house for a weekly worship service. Prior to that the congregation rented space in other buildings in the community. Pastor Mike Olive told me there had not been any problems until early last month, when he had an encounter with Andy Amoroso, a city commissioner. “After we opened up the coffee bar and started doing services, I heard...
  • Florida city spies on churches, demands licenses

    03/05/2015 8:09:15 PM PST · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 03/05/2015 | JAY BAGGETT
    A Florida city’s code-enforcement division, which was subject in 2013 to a scathing audit for falsifying inspections, employing unqualified inspectors and failing to clean up nuisance properties, has now decided to go after churches. City-code enforcement officer, Gerard A. Coscia – wearing a hoodie – was sent to the Common Ground Church on Feb. 9 to clandestinely film the worship service, reported the Examiner. The following Sunday, Coscia returned to the church, which meets in the Coffee Grounds Coffee Bar, handed his business card to pastor Mike Olive and told him, “This Sunday is your last Sunday.” “I inspected the...
  • Jihad against Israel Is the Only Thing We Arabs Have in Common

    02/15/2015 3:34:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 21/1/15
    ...Abd Al-Bari Atwan: In my view, Jihad must be directed, first and foremost, against the Israeli enemy. This is the enemy about which there is a consensus. Arabs who do not think that Israel is an enemy are neither Arabs nor Muslims. Our compass must point toward that enemy. All our guns must be turned toward that enemy, regardless of our differences, because this is the only thing that unites us....
  • From Common Core to Common Ground, the next transformation (vanity)

    05/31/2013 8:29:18 AM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    Common Ground ^ | 5/31/2013 | EBH
    I know I may get hit pretty hard here, but Ohio FReepers need to wake-up to what is happening in our State. We need to get educated on this organization and their progressive agenda. Last summer I received a questionnaire about my city. Many of the questions were in regards to making changes that I found unwarranted or unneeded. A few weeks ago they held a public meeting about those changes and they are pushing forward with them despite the protest of citizens. As someone said to me, "the public meeting is just for show, it is all set in...
  • Common Ground On Abortion: DeLauro Co-Sponsors Bill To Reduce Numbers (Embryo to Grave Govt. Care)

    07/23/2009 5:04:27 AM PDT · by raybbr · 4 replies · 223+ views ^ | July 23, 2009 | DANIELA ALTIMARI
    Though they are on opposite sides of the abortion debate, U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Tim Ryan have joined together for a measure that they say is aimed at reducing the number of abortions. DeLauro, a Democrat from Connecticut who favors abortion rights, and Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio who describes himself as pro-life, will unveil the "Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act" at a Washington press conference today. The measure aims to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S. by providing greater government support for pregnant women and their families and by...
  • Jill Stanek: 'Common ground' vs. zodiac abortions

    07/16/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 469+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/15/09 | Jill Stanek
    In his Jan. 22, 2009, proclamation lauding the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama wrote we must "reduce the need for abortion … [by] find[ng] common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information and preventative services." Since then, "common ground" has become the talk of the pro-abort town. A month ago, the pro-abortion website RH Reality Check, funded by Ted Turner, even launched an "On Common Ground" forum, inviting thinkers from both sides to publicly contemplate. To date, of 15 contributors, only two are solidly pro-life – Kristen Day of Democrats for Life and Serrin...
  • As White House Readies Abortion Plan, Packaging Emerges as Major Issue

    06/29/2009 7:15:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 1,410+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | June 29, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    As the White House readies its plan for finding "common ground" on reproductive health issues and reducing the need for abortion, a major debate has emerged over how to package the plan's two major components: preventing unwanted pregnancies and reducing the need for abortion. Many abortion rights advocates and some Democrats who want to dial down the culture wars want the White House to package the two parts of the plan together, as a single piece of legislation. The plan would seek to reduce unwanted pregnancies by funding comprehensive sex education and contraception and to reduce the need for abortion...
  • Mike Huckabee Blasts False Notion That Common Ground Exists in Abortion Debate

    06/22/2009 2:46:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 997+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/22/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- In an interview with Jon Stewart of the "Daily Show" on Comedy Central last week, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee blasted the false notion that common ground exists in the abortion debate. The notion that there is common ground on killing children and hurting women has been repeatedly taken to task by pro-life advocates. Huckabee said that abortion advocates don't want to give an inch in the abortion debate by accepting even modest limits on abortion such as parental notification, which would allow parents to know when their daughters are considering the life-altering decision. Stewart talked...
  • Guest Opinion: Overturning Tables, Pro-Obama Catholics and Common Ground

    11/13/2008 4:45:34 PM PST · by tcg · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/13/08 | Gunnar Gundersen
    With all due respect to Professor Kmiec, Holy Mother Church does not complain nor is Her teaching on the necessity for the legal protection of life a complaint. She teaches us how to live according to the will of Christ, our Lord. When her pastors tell us that “[t]he common good can never be adequately incarnated in any society when those waiting to be born can be legally killed at choice” or that “[a] person who supports permissive abortion laws, however, rejects the truth that innocent human life may never be destroyed. This profound moral failure runs deeper and is...
  • We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]

    05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 211 replies · 6,149+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."...
  • Communist Party USA estatic over democrat election victories!

    04/04/2007 5:54:53 PM PDT · by exposing_the_left · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Communist Party USA website ^ | Exposing The Left
    The folks at Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) seem quite pleased over the '06 election results! The following appears on the home page of their website: "New Times Require Fresh Politics and Flexible Tactics by Sam Webb, National Chair, 03/30/2007 Main report to the National Committee, CPUSA March 24, 2007 The main focus of this report is the new terrain of struggle. How could it be otherwise? So much is happening, so much is changing, so much is different – these are new times! The Nov. 7, 2006, election was a people's victory. It was a stunning blow to the Bush...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...

    11/13/2006 7:05:07 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 23 replies · 2,523+ views
    freedom21santacruz ^ | March 18, 2006 | Steven Yates
    Over the past decade, the expression public-private partnership has crept into our publiclexicon. What is a public-private partnership? What purposes were they supposedlycreated to serve? What, on the other hand, is free enterprise? Are the two compatible?In answering these questions we shall see that although advocates of public-privatepartnerships frequently speak of economic development, public-private partnershipsreally amount to economic control—they are just one of the key components of thecollectivist edifice being built up around the idea of sustainable development. Within theeconomic arena of sustainable development is the emergence of what we might call softfascism: a system that fits the dictionary definitions...
  • Bush, Senators Seek Common Ground on Immigration

    04/26/2006 12:54:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 64 replies · 912+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/26/2006 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush met Tuesday at the White House with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss ways to overhaul immigration, a chat that earned the president kudos from two men normally among his staunchest critics. The discussion came as an immigration bill sits stalled in the Senate and as Majority Leader Bill Frist prepares to bring the issue back to the Senate floor by Memorial Day. After the meeting, the senators said Bush expressed support for a package that would create a guest-worker program and would determine ways to address the status of more than 11 million...
  • Bridging the Divide on Abortion

    02/14/2006 1:32:58 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies · 592+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2006 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    NEW YORK -- For many staunch supporters and opponents of abortion rights, the search for a third way on the issue seems like so much phony political positioning. ...But there is a new argument on abortion that may establish a more authentic middle ground. It would use government not to outlaw abortion altogether but to reduce its likelihood. And at least one politician, Thomas R. Suozzi, the county executive of New York's Nassau County, has shown that the position involves more than soothing rhetoric. ...Last week Suozzi put money behind his words. He announced nearly $1 million in county government...
  • University of Florida: Abortion-Rights and Anti-Abortion Groups Share Some Values (Baaarf)

    01/27/2006 6:49:09 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 180+ views
    University of Florida ^ | January 26, 2006 | Staff
    People with strong views on abortion and other controversial issues tend to exaggerate differences of opinion they have with their opponents, a new University of Florida study finds. The research shows that the middle ground can be reached on intellectual terms but often is not because individuals view their opponents' arguments as attacks upon their core values and therefore themselves, said John Chambers, a UF psychology professor. "Members of partisan social groups often view their adversaries with suspicion, distrust and outright animosity," said Chambers, whose study appears in the January 2006 issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...
  • OUR OPINION: Contraception the best truce in abortion war [Cynthia Tucker throws in the towel!!!]

    01/22/2006 6:51:50 AM PST · by madprof98 · 80 replies · 1,467+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/22/06 | Cynthia Tucker
    If President Bush gets his way, the Supreme Court will vacate Roe v. Wade even before Bush vacates the White House. With the expected confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito --- and depending on the vote of the moderately conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy --- the right to a legal abortion could be struck down, leaving states to decide whether to keep abortion legal. Two years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights estimated that 30 states would declare abortions illegal within a year of a high court decision overturning Roe. That makes it all the more important that progressives unite in a...
  • Clinton defends wife's abortion remarks

    07/13/2005 1:32:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 2,374+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 7/13/05 | Devlin Barrett - AP
    WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton, defending his senator-wife's statements on abortion, said Wednesday that Democrats are held to a double standard. The comment came during remarks to Campus Progress, a left-leaning student group. He said young people in his party should speak directly to conservative voters. He contended that Republicans have defined the abortion debate in a way that boxes in Democrats. "So for example, if you're a Democrat and you have sort of normal impulses, you're a sellout, like when Hillary said abortion is a tragedy for virtually everybody who undergoes it, we ought to do all we can...
  • Senator Clinton Seeks Husband's Success on Abortion Issue

    05/02/2005 8:31:32 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 731+ views
    CNS News ^ | 5/2/05 | Randy Hall
    With many Americans certain that former first lady and current New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2008, they point to what appears to be a concerted effort to move her toward the political middle on one of the nation's most contentious issues -- abortion. It's a strategy that appears to come right out of the political playbook of the senator's husband, former President Bill Clinton, who managed to veto a partial birth abortion ban twice -- in 1996 and 1997 -- while declaring famously during the 1996 presidential campaign against Republican candidate Bob Dole that...