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The Left go berserk over media-manufactured ‘separation of families’ crisis: Actors threaten Barron Trump; Antifa spreads names of ICE agents

In the latest manufactured crisis by the Left, we are inundated by the media with denunciations of President Trump’s evil “policy of separation of families”.

The Catholic Church’s clergy also jumped into the fray, ignoring the Left’s sacrosanct “separation of church and state” dictum.

As an example, the morbidly obese Bishop Patrick McGrath of San Jose, CA, calls the separation of detained minor children from their illegal-alien parents “un-American, un-Christian and inhumane,” “mean-spirited and betrays our nation’s tradition of welcome to migrants and refugees.”

What the media lackeys and politicized clergy won’t tell you is this:

There is no Trump “policy” of separating families.

What the Trump administration is doing is actually enforcing U.S. immigration laws, passed by Congress, which the Obama administration had refused to enforce. By law, people caught illegally crossing our borders must be incarcerated. Some of those illegal border crossers are adults with children. When the adults are incarcerated, our government must house, feed, clothe and take care of their children — at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 billion a year. The alternative is to jail the children with the adults.

In reality, the vast majority of illegal-entry children in detention came across the border by themselves.

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions explains in an op-ed in USA Today on June 19, 2018:

Some years ago, it was decided that law enforcement might arrest adults who crossed the border illegally by themselves, but anyone who brought a child with them would not be prosecuted, a form of immunity.

Word got out about this loophole with predictable results. The number of aliens illegally crossing with children between our ports of entry went from 14,000 to 75,000 — a fivefold increase — in just the past four years.

These trends undermine the integrity of our system. That’s why the policy that is causing them must end, too.

Ending this blanket immunity means prosecuting adults for illegal entry whether they have children with them or not. That is what we are doing at the Department of Justice.

But we will not put the children in jail. Instead, the children must be cared for by the Department of Health and Human Services, as the law requires.

And these children are well cared for. In fact, they get better care than a lot of American kids do. They are provided plenty of food, education in their language, health and dental care, and transported to their destination city — all at taxpayer expense.

In total, HHS is spending more than one billion taxpayer dollars a year providing quality care.

Separations are temporary and rare. The vast majority of children in custody came to this country by themselves.

… If people have a genuine asylum claim, they can come to a port of entry, make their claim legally, and remain with their children while their case is processed.

We do not want to separate parents from their children. What we want is a safe, lawful system of immigration that would end this question altogether. We want to build a wall to prevent illegal entry. Congress could make that happen quickly — and they should.

The media are calling the detention centers “concentration camps”. But The Daily Caller points out that “Photos of border detention facilities from the Obama-era, taken during 2014, look nearly identical to the ones taken during the Trump era. You never see them, however.”

Whipped into a frenzy by the fake-news media and goaded on by deceptive Catholic clergy like Bishop McGrath, the Left are becoming unhinged before our very eyes.

Peter Fonda

In an all-caps tweet today, actor Henry Fonda, 72, calls President Trump a “giant asshole” and says 12-year-old Barron Trump should be be ripped from his mother Melania’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles:

“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO.”

Peter Fonda tweet threatening Barron Trump

The Daily Caller reports that First Lady Melania has notified the Secret Service about Peter Fonda’s threats against her son.

Fonda’s terrorist threat is only the latest in a series of Twitter threats against White House officials, particularly females and children:

  • In a tweet yesterday, calling Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen a “gash” — a slang word for female genitalia — Fonda calls for the public caging and rape of Nielsen: “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby. The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”
  • In another tweet, Fonda calls Press Secretary Sarah Sanders a “gash” — a term that Fonda admits is “much worse than cunt” — and urges that Sanders’ three children be kidnapped and locked in a basement: “SS (Sarah Sanders) is a lying gash, too. “And ‘gash’ is much worse than cunt. Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.”

Sony Pictures is releasing a movie, Boundaries, starring Fonda in a matter of days. Be sure you boycott the movie and any other movie or TV Peter Fonda is in.

For his part, actor Tom Arnold also tweeted a threat against Barron, calling for protesting the boy’s school so as to make Barron “uncomfortable”:

Tom Arnold tweet

Meanwhile, the terrorist group Antifa is going after ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) agents.

Yesterday, Sam Lavigne of the Twitter account “nebraska antifa” sent out a tweet to its followers which links to a list ICE officers, with their names, titles and locations. (InfoWars)

The Left’s terrorist tactics worked.

This afternoon, admitting that the media’s images of detained children made it difficult, President Trump caved and signed an executive order ending his administration’s “separating” illegal migrant children from their parents at the border, by expanding the time that minors could be held in custody, which would allow families to remain together. (New York Post)

H/t FOTM‘s Maryaha and MCA

~Eowyn

Religious people live 4 years longer than atheists

Four days ago, I posted about church attendance reducing suicide risk by half.

Here is more evidence that being a Christian is good for our health, both mental and physical.

The lonely world of atheists

A study by a team of researchers found a surprising correlation between longevity and religious faith: religious people live up to four years longer than atheists.

Published on June 13, 2018 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the article “Does Religion Stave Off the Grave? Religious Affiliation in One’s Obituary and Longevity” was authored by:

  1. Laura Wallace, the lead author, is a doctoral student of psychology at Ohio State University (OSU).
  2. Rebecca Anthony, who is in her final year of medical school at OSU.
  3. Dr. Christian End, associate professor of psychology at Xavier University.
  4. Dr. Baldwin Way, associate professor of psychology at OSU.

As summarized by a press release from Ohio State University, the study employed two samples of obituaries;

  1. A first sample of 505 obituaries published in Iowa’s Des Moines Register  in January and February 2012, showed that people with religious affiliations lived 9.45 years longer than atheists. The gap in longevity shrank to 6.48 years when gender and marital status were taken into account.
  2. A second sample of 1,096 obituaries from 42 major U.S. cities published on newspaper websites between August 2010 and August 2011, found that people whose obits mentioned a religious affiliation lived an average of 5.64 years longer than those whose obits did not. That gap shrank to 3.82 years after gender and marital status were considered.

The researchers tried to account for these likely explanatory (or “contaminating”) factors:

  • Many studies have shown that people who volunteer and participate in social groups tend to live longer than others. As an example, attending church regularly increases the odds of becoming friends with other attendees. Wallace et al. combined data from both samples and determined that volunteerism and social engagement only partly accounted for the greater longevity of religious people. Wallace said: “We found that volunteerism and involvement in social organizations only accounted for a little less than one year of the longevity boost that religious affiliation provided. There’s still a lot of the benefit of religious affiliation that this can’t explain.”
  • What about the importance that many religions place on conformity to community values and norms? The researchers found that in highly religious cities where conformity was important, religious people tended to live longer than non-religious people.

Other possible explanatory factors:

  • The researchers allowed that the longevity effect of religious affiliation may have to do with the rules and norms of many religions restricting unhealthy practices such as alcohol, drug use and sexual promiscuity.
  • In addition, Dr. Way said, “many religions promote stress-reducing practices that may improve health, such as gratitude, prayer or meditation.”
  • Way also admitted that the study could not control for important factors related to longevity such as race and health behaviors.

Nevertheless, lead author Wallace said that overall, the study provides additional support to the growing number of studies showing that religion does have a positive effect on health.

See also:

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: Our Father in Heaven

Luke 11:1-2

He was praying in a certain place,
and when he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him,
“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them . . .

Matthew 6:9-13

“This is how you are to pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”

God the Father by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel

God the Father is mentioned at least 24 times in the Bible:

  • 1 Corinthians 8:6: “yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things are and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are and through whom we exist.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.”
  • Ephesians 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens”
  • Isaiah 63:16: “For you are our father. Were Abraham not to know us, nor Israel to acknowledge us, You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are named from of old.”
  • Isaiah 64:7: “Yet, LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of your hand.”
  • James 1:17: “all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.”
  • John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”
  • John 5:19-23: “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also. For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. For does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment* to his Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.”
  • John 6:37-38: “Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.”
  • John 6:44: “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.”
  • John 8:49: “Jesus answered, ‘I am not possessed; I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.'”
  • John 10:15: “even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”
  • John 10:30: “I and the Father are one.”
  • John 14:9-11: “Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves.”
  • John 14:28: “You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.”
  • John 14:31: “but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me. Get up, let us go.”
  • John 15:10: “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”
  • John 16:23: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”
  • John 16:25-28: “I have told you this in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father. On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you. For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
  • Luke 10:21-22: “At that very moment he rejoiced [in] the holy Spirit and said, ‘I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.'”
  • Malachi 2:10: “Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why, then, do we break faith with each other, profaning the covenant of our ancestors?”
  • Matthew 23:9: “Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven.”
  • Matthew 26:39: “He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.'”
  • 1 Peter 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
  • Psalms 68:5-6: “Sing to God, praise his name; exalt the rider of the clouds. Rejoice before him whose name is the LORD.”

On this Father’s Day, we thank all dads and all men who, though childless, act as fathers by mentoring and caring for others. Thank you for being role models of what a real man really is.

Father’s Day Prayer

by Joanna Fuchs

Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
Bless them for having the courage
to do what’s necessary to keep us out of trouble,
for making us do the right thing,
for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry;
and bless them for pushing us to do our best,
even when they just want to love us.
Bless our fathers for being our protectors,
for leading us through stormy times to safety,
for making us believe that everything will be all right
and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living
to provide for those they love most,
for giving us food, clothing, shelter
and the other material things that really matter,
for unselfishly investing time and money in us
that they could have spent on themselves.
Bless our fathers, Lord,
for saving some energy for fun,
for leading us on adventures
to explore the outer reaches of ourselves,
for making us laugh,
for being our playmates and our friends.
Bless them for being our secure foundation, our rock,
for holding on tight to us…until it’s time to let us go.
Lord, bless these men we look up to,
our role models, our heroes,
our fathers.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

Theory of Evolution Debunked

Chuck Missler dismantles the sacred cow of Evolution

This video is 55 minutes long, and so full of information that it may require listening without distractions. If you want printed versions, they might be available at Koinonia Househttps://resources.khouse.org/about_us

It’s time we challenge the pseudo-scientific religion of Darwin

The lies of what’s falsely called “Science” have been the devil’s chief vector of attack on our culture for more than a century. By attacking the Book of Genesis, the enemy has separated generations from the legitimate basis for the Christian faith. The first 13 chapters of Genesis form the foundation of our understanding of the need for the Messiah, and for God to provide the Lamb of sacrifice.


H/t – soldier4prophesy

Just one more reason evolution can’t be truth. In fact Chuck Missler makes a joke out of evolution more than once…
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Peace

A Time For Judgement

High Noon coming for Rosenstein

Rosenstein vs Trump – by Getty Images

And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

I said to myself,
God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”

– Ecclesiastes 3:16-17


Breitbart: The Nuclear Option: Rod Rosenstein the Face of the Swamp

by Charles Hurt – 13 Jun 2018

However bad you thought it was, it really is so much worse.
However rotten and ungovernable you thought the federal swamp was, it really is so much worse…

…Behold, Rod Rosenstein, the very face of the swamp Leviathan.

…Mr. Rosenstein, one of the most powerful men in the Department of Justice, threatened to investigate members of Congress and their staff if Congress continued to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to oversee the increasingly rogue federal department.

Move over J. Edgar Hoover. Rod Rosenstein has officially taken your place as the most power-drunk, nefarious, crooked blight on justice to ever preside in the Department of “justice…”

Read at: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/13/the-nuclear-option-rod-rosenstein-the-face-of-the-swamp/


To Everything There is a Season

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


Mr. Rosenstein, as surely as the sun rises,
your time of judgement will come.

Church attendance reduces suicide risk by half

The recent spate of “celebrity” suicides by hanging — actor Robin Williams in 2014; fashion designer Kate Spade and “celebrity chef” Anthony Bourdain this month — are famous examples of the 25% increase in U.S. suicides since 1999.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented a steep rise in suicides in the United States between 1994 and 2014, among men and women and in all age groups between 10 and 74. Although women are still less likely than men to commit suicide, the gender suicide-gap is closing. Among women between 45 and 64 — the ages at which women are most likely to kill themselves — the rate of suicide in 2014 dramatically increased 80% from 1999.

Speculations abound about the suicides of Spade and Bourdain:

  • Were they depressed from relationship failures? –Spade and her mouse-mask wearing husband were separated; Bourdain might have been dumped by his satanic girlfriend Asia Argento.
  • Was it a case of auto erotic-asphyxiation?
  • Was Bourdain Arkancided (just because he said in a tweet that Hillary Clinton’s operatives harassed him for joining the #MeToo movement against criminally-prosecuted Hellywood mogul Harvey Weinstein?)

There is one thing that Williams, Spade and Bourdain all had in common: They did not have the Light of Christ. Williams and Bourdain were Jews; Spade, who graduated from a Catholic all-girls high school, was not observant.

St. Paul said in his Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-16:

Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

A study by a team of researchers led by Tyler J. VanderWeele of Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, confirms the correctness of St. Paul’s injunction.

Published in the August 2016 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, “Association Between Religious Service Attendance and Lower Suicide Rates Among US Women,” the study found that mmidst the wave of despair and suicide, one group of women are bucking the national trend.

Melissa Healy reports for the Los Angeles Times that, using data from 1996 to 2010, the study found the following stunning facts:

  1. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide. In a study population made up of 89,708 nurses aged 30 to 55, and dominated by women who identified themselves as either Catholic or Protestant, the suicide rate observed was about half that for U.S. women as a whole — only 36 of them committed suicide at some point in the course of 15 years.
  2. Which church, Protestant or Catholic, matters. Although Protestant women who worshiped weekly at church were far less likely to take their own lives than women who seldom or never went to church, Catholic women were even less likely — seven times less likely to commit suicide than Protestant women.
  3. How often one attends church also matters: Among especially devout Catholic women, suicides were non-existent. There was not a single suicide among the 6,999 Catholic women who said they attended Mass more than once a week.
  4. It’s not whether one is Christian; it’s about church attendance: The suicide-prevention effect of religion was clearly not a simple matter of group identity: Self-identified Catholics who never attended mass committed suicide nearly as often as did women of any religion who were not active worshipers.

The study’s authors concluded that church attendance is “a form of meaningful social participation” that buffers women against loneliness and isolation — both factors that are strongly implicated in depression and suicide — and that “Religion and spirituality may be an underappreciated resource that psychiatrists and clinicians could explore with their patients, as appropriate.”

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and co-author of The Catholic Guide to Depression, said the lengthy duration of the 2016 study — women were asked about their religious attendance every two years starting in 1996 and then followed until 2010 — “suggests a causal relationship between religious practice and a significantly lower risk of suicide, especially among Catholics“:

“Religious convictions and practices can help people foster a sense of hope, even in the midst of major crises or adversities. Religious faith can help people find a sense of meaning and purpose even in suffering. It’s not our role to ‘prescribe’ religion… or proselytize to our patients. It is safe to assume that religious conviction and faith must be genuine and sincere if they are to provide the mental and physical health benefits that several studies have suggested. [But if patients are inclined to explore religion or spirituality,] doctors can encourage patients to explore such activities confident that religious practices will likely not harm, and may indeed, help, their patient’s mental health.”

The 2016 study confirms and adds to recent research on the potential benefits of religiosity, contrary to Sigmund Freud’s sneering denunciation of religious belief as the “universal obsessional neurosis of humanity.”

See also:

~Eowyn

When vileness is exalted among the sons of men

Was CNN in business during King David’s time?

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be,
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

They speak falsehood to one another;
With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaks great things;

Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”

“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”

The words of the LORD are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

You, O LORD, will keep them;
You will preserve him from this generation forever.

The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

– Psalm 12 (NIV)