August 5th, 2015
August 3rd, 2015
By Bob Unruh
The openly lesbian mayor of Houston who created a national furor by allowing subpoenas to be issued by the city for the sermons of several area Christian pastors has been named defendant in a lawsuit by some of those same pastors who are alleging civil-rights violations.
July 29th, 2015
By Jake Sherman
July 26th, 2015
The Satanic Temple is set to unveil its Baphomet monument in Detroit. (Credit: The Satanic Temple/Facebook)
So, who is Baphomet? The symbol of this occult idol, many believe, began back in the days of the Knights Templar, which, from there, can be traced back to the 11th century and ancient Arabian mysticism. The figure, at that time called Mahomet, in the modern day is known as Mohammed.
While the history of this symbol is somewhat long and varied, it has also been mentioned in connection with the French Freemasons. Ultimately, the symbol has been at the center of the occult, and its many varied offshoots, for at least a thousand years, and could be stated to represent a horned deity associated with many pagan or occult traditions, going all the way back to ancient Greece and even the ancient Egyptians.
The symbol of Baphomet, along with its inverted pentagram, is now used quite commonly in rituals of magic, the occult, paganism, and satanic rituals. The sigil of Baphomet inside the pentagram, was adopted by the Church of Satan in the late 1960’s.
Regardless, the fact that the public worship of this figure, in Detroit, which has long been associated as being at odds with a Judeo-Christian God of Goodness, probably does not bode well for America, especially with all of her exponentially growing problems.
~ Refocus Notes
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each.
Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.”
The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets. The group said the bronze Baphomet monument, which weighs about one ton and has never been seen before in public, “is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action.”
The statue, which backed by an inverted pentagram and flanked by statues of two young children gazing up at the creature, shows Satan with horns, hooves, wings and a beard. The group went on to say the unveiling event “will serve as a call-to-arms from which we’ll kick off our largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise against self-serving theocrats.”
Photography is strictly prohibited at the 18-and-older event unless, of course, you’re a $75 VIP ticket holder. Those partygoers will have an exclusive opportunity to be photographed seated on the Baphomet monument.
The event originally was to take place at a Detroit restaurant, but the venue’s owner said he canceled it after learning of the statue’s unveiling and of the Satanic Temple’s involvement. The group said they were very transparent, though, signing the contract as the “Satanic Temple.”
July 23rd, 2015
By Barry Secrest
Just as the political and media establishments have attacked Donald Trump for his anti-establishment presidential run, so it is with US evangelistic and Muslim religious leaders who are now attacking the Rev. Franklin Graham, for his no-nonsense words concerning the Islamic movement in North America.
Once again, Muslim and Christian leaders, seemingly in complete denial, gathered to focus on and condemn Franklin Graham, rather than shining a light on the certain dangers of an ever-increasingly radicalized US Muslim population, who have been emigrating into the US by the tens of thousands.
In 2015, the US government and the UN have made plans to resettle over 10,000 Syrian refugees in cities throughout the US, alone.
Syria has seen an exodus of over 3 million Muslim refugees since the Syrian civil war began.
However, it’s not just Syria, but in fact, refugee numbers are rising from other areas in the Mideast and even North Africa, as well, since the Arab Spring movement began along with the ensuing regional conflicts, shortly after Obama took office.
Graham, in a Facebook post, issued a bold warning after the Chattanooga slayings of American servicemen by the Muslim extremist, which stated the following:
“Four innocent Marines (United States Marine Corps) killed and three others wounded in #Chattanooga yesterday [July 16] including a policeman and another Marine — all by a radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait.”
“We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad,” he said. “We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled.”
“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized — and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad,” said the reverend, who is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and also runs the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse.
“During World War 2, we didn’t allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans,” said Rev. Graham.
“Why are we allowing Muslims now? Do you agree? Let your Congressman know that we’ve got to put a stop to this and close the flood gates. Pray for the men and women who serve this nation in uniform, that God would protect them.”
The rest of the story, which comes to us from Religious News Service, details the attack-event, upon Graham:
WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.
In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. “I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham,” Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill.
“This is not ‘evangelical’ and even less evangelistic. I don’t want American Muslims to think we fear them or that they are our enemies.” Roberts went on to describe the contributions of the American Muslim community to protect the rights of Christians in Pakistan.
Leaders from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, among others at the event, expressed their condolences to the deceased service members’ families and highlighted the widespread denunciations of the shooting from within the American Muslim community. “These violent acts are unjustifiable and are a gross violation especially on the 30th day of Ramadan,” said ISNA President Azhar Azeez.
“This is known as a month of charity, a month of mercy, a month of forgiveness.”
This isn’t the first time Muslim leaders, Roberts and other evangelical pastors have collaborated. After 9/11, Roberts brought together a group of 12 evangelical ministers and 12 imams. He is organizing an Oct. 22 conference of imams and evangelical pastors to strengthen ties between the groups at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, in southern Maryland.
Despite the fact that the US government had placed the Muslim slayer’s father on a terrorist watchlist, the young and fully radicalized Muslim had never been scrutinized by a US government more concerned with watching all Americans.
According to the website, WND, there are a number of globalist religious institutions being contracted and paid by the US government, who are even now lobbying for more Syrian refugees to resettle, at a cost, including:
• Church World Service (CWS)
• Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
• Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
• Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
• International Rescue Committee (IRC)
• U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
• Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
• U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
• World Relief Corp. (WR)
It is becoming increasingly more evident that the battle-lines are being drawn between the current power establishment, and the anti-establishment represented by Trump, Graham, and many other Conservatives across America.
The anti-establishment now meaningfully represents traditional American values and sensibilities geared largely towards avoiding the conflict that is embracing nations who have ultimately failed at the global experiment of multiculturalism, which has caused thousands to be slain by ill-suited Islamic immigrants.
Sen. Rand Paul recently warned that America must put a halt to the mass-immigration of Islamic refugees, noting that America is already facing extreme consequences that will most likely only become far worse.