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By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
MEADVILLE, Pa. — A church in Pennsylvania has regained the right to serve and minister at a local government-run housing project after initially being booted simply because the entity was considered to be “religious.”
Rachael Groll, the Children’s Ministry Director at Living Waters Church in Meadville, began reaching out to families at the Gill Village housing project last year after she noticed a group of children eating pancake mix right out of the box.
She began visiting the project several times a week as the church provided free food and clothing, and offered after school mentorship to help the children with their studies. The church also offered free rides to community events as well as to their church. Soon, Groll began leading a “Sidewalk Sunday School” program that consisted of Bibles stories, music and games for the children and their families. . . .
But in September of last year, Living Waters Church received a voicemail message from the government housing agency informing them that they were not welcome back—simply because they were a religious entity. Click here to continue reading.
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Police-State America Strikes Homeschool Families Again: 7 Children Taken from Parents During Search for “Miracle” Treatment Chemical
LTRP Note: A Lighthouse Trails reader from Arkansas called today and told us of this story that happened in the same state. She said she believes this is a family who loves the Lord and whose parents are loving parents to their seven children. This is one of many stories over the past seven years where heavy-handed, gestapo-like children’s services in the United States have taken children out of their homes for extended periods of time. You may visit the Stanley family’s Facebook page here.
By Josh Berry
HOT SPRINGS, AR – A “miracle” mineral treatment alleged to be a remedy for cancer and aids is at the center of an law enforcement search warrant. The investigation ended in the removal of seven children from their home in Garland County.
The family has cried foul, saying only the father has taken it and it’s mostly used for purifying water for their garden.
The substance in question is referred to as “MMS” or Miracle Mineral Solution. The FDA has weighed in on the substance citing serious health concerns reporting that it can turn into a potent bleach and cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if taken.
The Stanley family however say it wasn’t grounds for the way they were treated during a search Monday (1/12) night that ended with their seven children taken away.
“Policemen here, policemen here,” Hal Stanley pointed, standing on his front porch. “Over here, on the side roads full of policemen.”
Stanley opened his door Monday afternoon to find a warrant waiting for him and his home surrounded by State and Garland County agents.
“It said we’re here to search your house,” Stanley explained.
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By Berit Kjos
An award-winning Texas scientist was given a standing ovation after he advocated the extermination of 90 percent of the Earth’s population by an airborne Ebola virus. The University of Texas evolutionary ecologist, Dr Eric R. Pianka, was addressing the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science… after the academy had named him 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist…. He warned that Earth would not survive unless its human population was reduced to a tenth of its present number…. His preferred method of exterminating over five billion human beings was via airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston)…. After he finished his address, the audience burst into applause… a loud, vigorous and enthusiastic applause.“1
“Cut the population by 90 percent and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.“2 Sam Keen.
Today, we stand at the brink of a era. The planned shift from nationalism to regionalism and globalism has opened wide the “door” to a borderless “new world order.” Who will rule it? How will it be controlled? Few are prepared for the coming transformation.
Two of the many issues that loom on the global horizon are (1) borderless diseases such as the deadly Ebola and (2) the kind of governance needed as our old boundaries fade and our religious differences spawn violence.
This week an Oklahoma woman was beheaded. Apparently ISIS has called America’s jihadists to step up the assaults on “infidels.” Spiritual warfare is a reality, and today it’s as urgent as ever to “put on the Armor of God.”
“The State of the World” Conference
The first global State of the World Forum was held in San Francisco from September 27 to October 1, 1995. Michail Gorbachev, the former head of Communist Russia, had “gathered nearly 500 political leaders, spiritual leaders, scientists, intellectuals, business executives, artists and youth from 50 nations to begin a process of deliberation on the central question of what priorities, values and actions should guide humanity as it moves into the next phase of development.”3
These privileged elites stayed at the elegant Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, but they showed little appreciation for America. Instead, the selected speakers and their enthusiastic audience seemed to see reality from a decidedly globalist perspective. The cultural paradigm expressed in the roundtable discussions, in the plenary speeches, and among the selected youths from several nations left little doubt that this elite gathering — primarily from Europe and the USA — shared a common vision for our changing world. Click here to continue reading this article.
A Glimpse of the Future (or Present?): Penn State University Pulling Gideon Bibles From Guest Rooms Following Complaint
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Pennsylvania State University is pulling Gideon Bibles from its guest rooms and moving them to its libraries and other public spaces following a complaint from a prominent atheist activist organization.
University spokesperson Lisa Powers told the Centre Daily Times that officials made the move “in the spirit of recognizing other religions and beliefs among our guests” after Penn State received a letter from the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). The organization had asserted that presence of the Bibles, located at the Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, presented a constitutional violation.
“State-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion,” the letter, written in June by FFRF attorney Elizabeth Cavell, contended. “When a government entity like PSU distributes religious material to visitors, it has unconstitutionally entangled itself with a religious message, in this case a Christian message.” Click here to continue reading.
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The Obama administration on Friday announced new measures meant to accommodate religious nonprofits and some private employers who don’t want to pay for birth control under ObamaCare, on the heels of Supreme Court rulings that weakened the law’s so-called contraceptive mandate.
The changes had been expected, particularly after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the government can’t force companies like Hobby Lobby Inc. to pay for birth control, as originally required under the Affordable Care Act. Days later, the high court also sided with religious nonprofits such as Wheaton College, an evangelical school, which argued that an existing accommodation required them to sign a form that violated their beliefs.
In response, the administration is making two changes. Click here to continue reading.
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
Homeschooling is growing at a record rate in North Carolina, according to reports.
Over 10,000 more students are being homeschooled than just two years ago, with enrollment figures surpassing that of private schools. The News & Observer reports that the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education estimates that there are 98,172 homeschooled students in North Carolina, compared to 95,768 students enrolled in private schools.
While the majority of students attend public school—1.5 million—there is still a marked departure from the system, as there were just 2,300 homeschooled students in the state 25 years ago.
“If you’re dissatisfied with public education, you really have two routes,” Kevin McClain, president of North Carolinians for Home Education, told the outlet. “You can send your child to a private school, which is really expensive, or you can homeschool. The economy means that, for many people, you homeschool.” Click here to continue reading.