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  • We must continue spending to supply our military with Tomahawk missiles, says … Rand Paul?

    03/27/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    This ain’t your daddy’s libertarian. More to the point, this ain’t his daddy’s libertarian.First he went after Ted Cruz for trying to characterize him as a dove, now this. By the end of the year, he and McCain will be holding joint filibusters on the Senate floor demanding that America build the biggest nuclear bomb evah. Rand Paul, hawk? In the current budget, the Obama Administration called for the elimination of the Tomahawk missile. This missile protects our troops and allows us to avoid much direct person-to-person combat. Our navy has depended heavily on them…Nobody wants to cut spending, including...
  • Laughlin lieutenant saves life (texas)

    10/24/2014 8:38:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.laughlin.af.mil ^ | october 23, 2014 | joel langton
    It was just another trip to Wal-Mart for 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson when he popped in to grab some fish hooks for a family trip to the lake this past Spring. Little did he know that a quick shopping trip would turn into so much more. The West Virginia Air National Guardsman was walking to the Hunting and Fishing section when he heard a woman say, "Stop, put it down!" "I could tell she was stressed and she sounded frightened," said Nelson. "I looked into the aisle, and this young man had a knife to a woman's stomach." According to...
  • DALLAS AIRPORT FIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

    10/24/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Kennedy
    The video is just shy of 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and contains some foul language, so be advised.
  • What Does the Inside of an Abortion Clinic Look Like? These Pro-Lifers Infiltrated One

    10/24/2014 7:07:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.23.14 | Jill Stanek
    The location of Planned Parenthood’s new mega-abortion clinic in San Antonio, Texas, was kept a closely guarded secret until October 11, when Planned Parenthood of South Texas CEO Jeffrey Hons gave a reporter from San Antonio Express-News a tour of the facility, now in the latter stages of construction. The existing 22,000 sq ft building, located at 2140 Babcock Road, is being renovated at a projected cost of $6.5 million, up from $5 million just 7 months ago. Love those overruns. Yesterday, pro-life activists from Created Equal and Love of Truth Ministries were able to enter the two-story building, around...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Wendy Davis Embraces Obama

    10/24/2014 12:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HOUSTON, Texas -- While State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis had previously distanced herself from President Obama, who currently has a low approval rating, the state senator openly embraced his big-government policies during a recent campaign stop. As Davis continues to trail her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, in the polls, she has made desperate attempts to gain traction at the last minute. "I have been very pleased and proud to have the support of my president," Davis announced at a get-out-the-vote event in the Houston area on Tuesday. She was attempting to appeal to African American voters, according...
  • In Houston, Do Liberals Want Separation of State and Church?

    10/23/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    10/23/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    The city of Houston, Texas (Mayor Annise Parker), has issued subpoenas for pastors' sermons... Not surprised at all. To get right to the point without taking up any unnecessary space, who do statists want Separation of A.) Church and B.) State, but not Separation of B.) State and A.) Church? They apparently want the forward of this, but not the reverse. And they want religious folk to butt out of politics, but they seize every opportunity to stick their noses into the affairs of religious folk. In your opinion, why do you think this is; what do the statists want?
  • Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span (Is California Listening?)

    10/23/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 16 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Maria Halkias
    Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record. The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state. The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.3 percent. “We’re having a broad -based increase in job growth in Texas, and sooner or later we’re going to have to see wage increases,” said Trinity University economist David...
  • Houston Mayor Trashing the First Amendment With Alinsky Tactics

    10/23/2014 9:32:19 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ben Carson
    The recent arguably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms. We as Americans must guard every aspect of our Constitution and recognize when it is being threatened. One of the great dangers in America today is extreme intolerance in the name of tolerance. For example, in this Houston case, it is presupposed that the pastors in question may have said something that...
  • BOLD COLORS VS. PALE PASTELS: TEXAS SENS. TED CRUZ, JOHN CORNYN DIFFER ON GOP VISION

    10/23/2014 6:29:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Texas' two Republican Senators disagree on what Republicans should prioritize if the party regains control of Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is considering a 2016 presidential run and is seen as the conservative voice in Congress, wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who may become Majority Whip if the GOP wins a net of six Senate seats this year, believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Cornyn recently said "that...
  • Since 12/7, Texas has added 1.3 million jobs. The other 49 states lost about a million. (BLS.gov)

    10/22/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 10-22-2014 | Mark J. Perry
    Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart). In contrast, civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.73% and almost one million jobs below the December 2007 level (see red line in chart) – 134.27 million non-Texas jobs in September vs. 135.26 million in December 2007. It’s also important to note that while job growth in Texas slowed considerably in...
  • Why Wendy Can’t Win Like her adoring media, she doesn't understand the state she's running in.

    10/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/14 | w murchison
    Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing. Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer, barring divine intervention. I would love to ascribe the reason to good ol’ frontier values as buckskinned and lively now as in the days when John Wayne and such like went around saving us from...
  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

    10/22/2014 4:18:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/22 | reuters
    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
  • Wendy Davis vs. Principle

    10/22/2014 2:26:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    That a doyenne of the midafternoon MSNBC crowd is losing a gubernatorial race in deep-red Texas should come as a surprise to nobody. That she has been reduced to her present antics, however, was a little less expected. There is losing in politics, and then there is losing, and of late Davis has become sorely adept at the latter. In the space of a year, Joan of Arc has been transmogrified into Elmer Fudd, replete with ill-fitting hunting rifle, cartoonish faux-accent, and, now, a good deal of hapless frustration to boot. Among Davis’s recent offerings have been an attack ad...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    10/22/2014 12:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    FORT WORTH, Texas — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8....
  • Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center

    10/21/2014 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Responding to the Ebola crisis that gripped Dallas, Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday the creation of a containment facility in North Texas to treat individuals with the deadly virus. Perry's hope is that such a facility will protect health care workers and prevent Ebola from spreading to the greater public. A designated space at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will additionally be utilized as a containment facility. The governor said in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas, "In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus’ reach...
  • TEMPLATE FOR FEDERAL INJUNCTION AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    10/21/2014 2:59:34 PM PDT · by Hostage · 61 replies
    In response to the backdoor Executive Amnesty presently in progress (see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3217287/posts), the following template is provided: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF [INSERT DISTRICT HERE] __________________________________________) [NAMES OF PLAINTIFFS], et al., ) Plaintiffs, ) v. ) _____________ Civ. No. [CASE NUMBER HERE] LEON RODRIGUEZ, et al.,(Director of USCIS) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) MEMORANDUM OPINION I. INTRODUCTION This matter comes before the Court on plaintiffs’ Motion [3] for a Preliminary Injunction. [Insert short description of any prior litigation] For the reasons set forth below, the Court will GRANT plaintiffs’ motion and issue a preliminary injunction II. BACKGROUND A....
  • Gov. Rick Perry announces 2 new Ebola treatment facilities UTSW in Dallas and UTMB in Galveston

    10/21/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/21/2014 | Naheed Rajwani and Matthew Watkins
    Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that UT Southwestern Medical Center will head up one of two designated treatment centers for Ebola patients in Texas. “The goal of these facilities is to rival the most advanced facilities in the world,” the governor said at a news conference at the Dallas hospital. “I don’t think there is a better institution in the world” than UT Southwestern. The state’s other treatment facility will be at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. UT Southwestern will staff and provide other expertise for the treatment facility, but it won’t be on the hospital’s campus...
  • “Abortion Barbie” becomes “Dildo Davis”: democrat candidates get desperate

    10/21/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-14 | DrJohn
    Boy is it getting ugly. As democrat candidates lose ground, they become more desperate and vicious. Wendy Davis has already derided Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair and now she slides right into the gutter: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis earlier this month was pilloried in the press for her attack ad that prominently highlighted the fact that her Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair. Davis took her attacks to a new level on Monday by strongly implying Abbott would support an interracial marriage ban, despite the fact that Abbott is married to a Latina....
  • Baylor forum to address intramural team named after Ferguson police

    10/21/2014 1:28:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Waco Tribune's Baylor blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Regina Dennis
    Baylor University is holding a forum Tuesday after a group of freshman named their intramural team “Ferguson PD,” something school officials now say staff should not have approved. Elizabeth Palacios, dean of student development at Baylor, said the forum event is meant to raise awareness and sensitivity after the students named their football team in honor of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under scrutiny for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. The team was ordered to change its name Thursday, the day after the mishap was discovered, and the students...
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiancée Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiancée, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. “I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time,” Troh, who is a nurse’s assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies

    10/20/2014 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Katie Yoder
    The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.) The product description read: “Let everyone know that you’re raising the next generation of Texas Democrats with this Wendy Davis onesie. Union made in the USA.” The baby sizes divided into 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Other paraphernalia boasted messages...
  • Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

    10/20/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. The issue originated with a San Antonio Express-News article from Sunday, in which Austin Bureau Chief...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a “Jorge Flores.” And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Launches Its Most Absurd Attack on Greg Abbott Yet

    10/20/2014 11:15:54 AM PDT · by sunmars · 77 replies
    Her new Ad : Texas AG Greg Abbott Doesn't Know If He Would've Defended Bans on Interracial Marriage 50 Years Ago..... San Antonio Express-News reporter Peggy Fikac runs a story in which she attempts to tie Texas Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott to a little misstep made by a fellow Republican who is several states away. The subject is state-level bans on interracial marriage, which were struck down by courts decades ago. They are not relevant today, but reporters like Fikac are attempting to equate them with the current trend of courts striking down bans on same-sex marriage. And Wendy...
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fiancé & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncan’s girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • Denton fracking ban may be unconstitutional

    10/20/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Alex Mills, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    The good citizens of Denton will be voting on Nov. 4 whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing. They have been told by former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips the ban on fracturing is unconstitutional. “Under the Texas Constitution, I do not believe that a municipality may ban all oil and gas drilling within its borders,” former Chief Justice Phillips said during a hearing before the Denton City Council on July 15. He said the ban is incompatible with state law, and it amounts to a government taking of private property of many mineral interest owners and operators....
  • Texas Health Resources’ CEO Apologizes For Ebola Response

    10/19/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 39 replies
    cbs.dfw ^ | 10/19/20114 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan had a letter published in both The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday editions apologizing for some aspects of the response of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to the first U.S. case of the Ebola virus. While expressing gratitude to the caregivers for their “dedication, compassion and tireless work” in caring for Ebola patients Thomas Eric Duncan, and Texas Health Presbyterian nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who both contracted the virus at the hospital, Berdan acknowledges Texas Health Resources “made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge.” Read...
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries

    10/19/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Candy Crowley should always be prepared to be schooled on her liberal assumptions whenever Senator Ted Cruz is a guest on her State of the Union show as happened today when Crowley parroted the administration line that a travel ban from the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. Watch how well Cruz set Crowley's mind on the path to learning that a ban on such travel, not liberal shibboleth talking points, is what is needed to halt the spread of that disease into this country. Cruz follows up with a tasty after...
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Religious Liberty Under Attack as City of Houston Subpoenas Church Sermons

    10/19/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by Red6 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The battle over Houston's non-discrimination ordinance has moved from the ballot box to the church pulpit, as a group of pastors fights efforts by the city to subpoena their sermons and private communications with church members. The law, passed last June, was criticized because it could be used to allow men to use women's bathrooms, among other objections. Opponents to the law had collected more than 50,000 signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot this November, far more than the 17,269 required. However, the City of Houston moved to invalidate the majority of the signatures,...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/15/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 156 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-10-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-10-15 Houston LGBT Mayor has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT to Prosecute Christian Churches for Political Activity First, I (Patton@Bastogne) am a pro-life anti-gay-marriage evangelical Christian. Second, (in today's news story reported by The Houston Chronicle, below) ... I am calling out the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and their attorney Christina Holcomb ... as "Despicable Liars". ADF attorneys KNOW FULL WELL that Churches' "voluntary" acceptance of the IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" means that Christian Churches SURRENDER their rights to ... First Admendment "Free Speech" ... when practiced behind a "tax-exempt church pulpit". Period. I openly challenge the deceptive ADF organization (and...
  • Houston mayor, city attorney: On second thought, maybe those sermon subpoenas were a wee bit broad

    10/16/2014 7:39:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Quelle surprise. After news of their subpoenas for sermons given by religious leaders went viral yesterday, Houston’s mayor and city attorney backpedaled away from its “wording,” although the city attorney initially attempted to defend the demand. Later, he shifted the blame to outside legal representation: Amid outrage from religious groups, Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman on Wednesday appeared to back off a subpoena request for the sermons of certain ministers opposed to the city’s equal rights ordinance, with Parker calling it overly broad.The subpoenas, handed down to five pastors and religious leaders last month, came to...
  • Why I stand with the Houston Five (LCMS in solidarity with Houston pastors)

    10/18/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT · by chajin · 24 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott R. Murray
    HOUSTON (RNS) Recently, Houston city attorneys, acting on behalf of Mayor Annise Parker and the City Council, issued subpoenas to five area pastors requiring they hand over copies of all communication with members of their congregations about a gay rights ordinance. The subpoena asks for communications from the pastors related to the mayor, the ordinance, and “gender equality” issues. What are pastors to do when coerced by a government entity like the city of Houston? It seems to me that there are a two possible responses: one from a Christian pastor, who serves in Christ’s kingdom, and another from a...
  • Pastors to mayor: Don’t mess with Texas pulpits

    10/15/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT · by dware · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.15.2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christians across the nation are mobilizing to defend a group of Houston pastors who were ordered by the city to turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity issues or Houston mayor. Their message is simple – Don’t Mess with Texas Preachers.
  • Progression of Gay Militantism Reaches Houston in Move Against Pastors

    10/15/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If you dare oppose the gay agenda, you will be destroyed. Progression of the gay agenda will only become more intrusive, more tyrannical, and more Orwellian To Christians, homosexuality is an unacceptable behavior to God, as well as to Christ’s Flock. Since the dawn of the Christian Church a couple thousand years ago (and prior during the Old Testament era), homosexuality has been taught to be an affront against God. Scripture reveals that homosexuality was a part of the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and a sign of the perverse evil Earth’s inhabitants had turned to during...
  • Houston Seeks To Monitor Sermons Via Subpoena

    10/15/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 4 replies
    Five pastors in the City of Houston have been hit with a subpoena demanding copies of sermons and other pastoral communications. These pastors apparently oppose a City Ordinance which allows men to go into the ladies restroom and vice versa. A petition drive was launched against the “non-discrimination” ordinance, which over 50,000 residents signed. The City claimed there were “irregularities” in the collection of signatures and refused to put the issue on the ballot. As such a lawsuit was filed against the city, which then turned around and issued subpoenas to these pastors. Interestingly none of the pastors are parties...
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • Houston city attorneys subpoena sermons from pastors opposed to rights law

    10/15/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    Conservative Christian pastors in Houston who opposed an equal rights ordinance had their sermons and other private communications subpoenaed by city attorneys fighting to keep a repeal referendum off the ballot.Houston Chronicle: Houston's embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city. Opponents of the equal rights ordinance are hoping to force a repeal referendum when they get their day in court in January, claiming City...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Book published in 1999 about man arriving in Dallas with Ebola to start pandemic.

    10/19/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 25 replies
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2674557/pg1
    ABSOLUTE ZERO Book Description Publication Date: May 4, 1999 Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself. An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Absolute Zero is the tale of an attack on America, of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale...
  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/19/2014 10:20:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Cleburne police investigating after video shows officer coaxing, shooting dog

    10/19/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Fancher
    Cleburne police are investigating after a video circulated online of one of its officers coaxing a dog toward him before shooting it. The short video, taken from a body camera’s perspective, shows a man’s arms wielding a handgun while the officer summons two dogs toward him. As the animals approached with their tails wagging, the officer fired several times. As one of the dogs fell to the ground, the officer, who has not been identified, took aim at the second dog. The video ends abruptly, before showing what happened to the other dog. Although the video shows that the animals...
  • Too Much Burden To Show ID To Vote? What About Jury Duty?

    10/18/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Shannon Goessling
    How much is too much of a burden when it comes to being an American? As Americans, we’re required to engage with our government at all levels, in all sorts of ways. Many of those ways create burdens, but are part of the deal when we live under the rule of law and decide who represents us in government. Our relationship with our government is a two-way street. Consider some of the pillars of civic duty – voting, jury duty, registering for Selective Service, participating in the Census, challenging a property tax assessment. All of these carry burdens on us...