Where are all the Christian Syrian Refugees?

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Christians and other religious minorities in Syria have been targeted for death, sexual slavery, displacement, cultural eradication and forced conversion by ISIS.

Many of these persecuted Christians hope to escape to the United States. They have been largely excluded, with the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration admitting to officials at The Barnabas Fund, a Christian relief agency, “There is no way that Christians will be supported because of their religious affiliation.”

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United Nations doubles down on climate change in crass bid for more funding

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Will the favorite Bogey Man of the left succeed in scaring the world into dumping untold sums of money into an imaginary black hole called Global Warming – or will “cooler heads” prevail?

Don’t hold your breath!

The Pot Calling the Kettle “Black”

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.

In a devastating report, the U.N. committee also severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should review its policies to ensure children’s rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.

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Editor’s note: Now let’s address the scandal known as UNICEF.

Full text: The Most Powerful Pro-Life Speech Ever Heard at the United Nations.

Peter Smith, Chief Administrative office to the UN for SPUC, the British pro-life group, and the International Right to Life Federation emailed LifeNews a copy of the speech.

“I have been attending UN meetings for over 18 years (more than 100 in total) . The Holy See gave the best speech I have ever heard at the UN,” he said. “This speech was very pro-life and pro-family and took a swipe at the crooked compliance committee that oversees the Convention on the rights of the child.”

The text of the speech

Soccer mom: The Girl Scouts are linked to Planned Parenthood, the United Nations’ abortion agenda and a lot of other really bad stuff.

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Here is how it works.  Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) is a member of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).  There are 145 WAGGGS organizations around the world and Girl Scouts is the largest member organization. GSUSA has a fiduciary relationship with WAGGGS. GSUSA pays money into WAGGGS. In 2007, for instance, the Girl Scouts USA made a $1.8 million payment to WAGGGS.

Never heard of WAGGGS?  You should get to know them.  Their website is. www.WAGGGS.org

WAGGGS invites Girl Scout councils and girls to be delegates to lobby for “sexual and reproductive rights” at United Nations events such as:

  • The Commission on the Status of Women
  • UN Climate Change Conference (the message here is sexual and reproductive rights play an important part in climate change.)
  • UN Global Youth Forum
  • Global Youth Forum sounds harmless enough…but this is no World Youth Day. The Outcome Document from the 2013 Global Youth Forum, held in Bali, calls for:
  • Abortion on demand
  • Contraception
  • Sexual rights for all young people  regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Elimination of parental consent laws (where a minor girl notifies a parent before an abortion)
  • Sexuality education that is “free of religious intolerance.”
  • Decriminalization of prostitution (which they call “sex work”)

(Read it for yourself: search “Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration 1”.)

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The United Nation’s Catholic “witch hunt” proceeds

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UN committee’s ‘list of issues’ will present Pope Francis with direct challenge to disclose whether secret deals were made to preserve the church’s reputation.

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Editor’s note: The liberal hierarchy of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church has been falling all over itself in support of various United Nations programs and initiatives, since the 1960’s. It may now be the time to give the devil his due. Lets’ see how Pope Francis handles this one.

United Nations: State prohibition of abortion constitutes “torture”.

Juan E. Mendez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment, says not allowing women a chance to detect fetal abnormalities before birth, and having a chance to kill their baby in an abortion if such problems are detected, is wrong.

“International and regional human rights bodies have begun to recognize that abuse and mistreatment of women seeking reproductive health services can cause tremendous and lasting physical and emotional suffering, inflicted on the basis of gender. Examples of such violations include…denial of legally available health services such as abortion and post-abortion care,” he said in the report, saying he was promoting “the reproductive rights practices in health-care settings that he believes amount to torture or ill-treatment.”

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Editor’s note: But no mention of what abortion constitutes … for the baby.

Cardinal George: The very real dangers of being on the wrong side of things.

Eternity enters into human history in often incomprehensible ways. God makes promises but gives no timelines.

Visiting the shrine at Fatima, pilgrims enter a huge plaza, with the spot of the apparitions marked by a small chapel to one side, a large church at one end, an equally large adoration chapel at the other end, and a center for visitors and for the hearing of confessions. Just outside the main grounds, a section of the Berlin Wall has been re-built, a stark witness to what Mary had talked about almost a century ago. Communism in Russia and its satellite nations has collapsed, although many of its sinful effects are still with us.

Communism imposed a total way of life based upon the belief that God does not exist. Secularism is communism’s better-scrubbed bedfellow.

A small irony of history cropped up at the United Nations a few weeks ago when Russia joined the majority of other nations to defeat the United States and the western European nations that wanted to declare that killing the unborn should be a universal human right.

Who is on the wrong side of history now?

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Hillary Clinton Upset UN Document Didn’t Promote Abortion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is upset the document the United Nations adopted at its Rio+20 conference last week did not promote abortion by inserting terms like “reproductive rights” into the language of the text.

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Editor’s note: Maybe if these people were honest about their penchant for world-wide, unrestricted baby-killing they wouldn’t feel so bad when they experience set backs.

Pro-lifers have long felt the sting of selective enforcement of UN rules.

New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) —Youth attending a UN conference on women’s issues this week say UN security officers confiscated their backpacks after discovering pro-life literature.

The confiscated materials were petitions to “Stop Sexualizing Children,” and were connected to a UN approved workshop led this week by Dr. Miriam Grossman, a child psychiatrist and author of “You’re Teaching My Child What? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child.”

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Newt also a “flip-flopper” on key issues

Pro-lifers beware. Gingrich is well known for “erratic” political behavior.

Gingrich says now life begins at conception but said last week it begins at implantation, and he has also supported taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research.

Gingrich says now he would defund Planned Parenthood but co-sponsored legislation that would have potentially given billions to the abortion giant.

Gingrich says now he supports the Mexico City policy but co-sponsored legislation that would have gutted it.

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Former CUA student falls victim to the high priestess of liberalism

For the past three years, I’ve been struggling to remember why I am a Catholic. Growing up, I was raised Catholic by a mother who has taught me to love everyone for who they are, and by a father who, by working at the United Nations, has opened me up to people and cultures from all over the world.

My exposure to diversity instilled in me a strong urgency for justice, love, and respect for all. However, over the course of my college career, I’ve been exposed to an ugly and judgmental minority of the Catholic Church that has lead me to question what it is that I believe in as a Catholic.

This exposure forced me to detach myself from religion completely. I resented the requirement of theology courses because I felt trapped and pressured by conservative views that didn’t coincide with my Democratic morals. It opened me up to a side of the Church that was narrow-minded and judgmental toward anyone who disagreed.

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Editor’s note: Is this a gay thing? A gay Democrat thing? A gay, Democrat, feminist thing? Or is it simply a narrow-minded and judgmental screed against the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, in order to help justify a world view that is unable or unwilling to recognize the difference between absolute Catholic truth and the many popular misconceptions of our times?

Catholic dogma is not on the same level as the panoply of social justice and peace issues, where people of faith may agree and disagree, and choose to participate … or not … based on their personal likes and dislikes. Catholic dogma is pure divine truth, faithfully preserved and transmitted by the Catholic Church, so that people from every generation (including self-styled liberals) might be personally transformed by it.

Reject Catholic dogma and you reject Christ.  Reject the latest CCHD Alynskian outreach program … and you can still support any number of other good social justice causes … without putting your eternal soul in jeopardy. 

Liberals, like this misguided woman, can’t or won’t make this critical distinction, so they raise their liberalism above their Catholic faith, stripping Catholicism of its essential richness, and relegating it to the status of a mere public charity … or perhaps, a semi-exclusive social club.

This profound disrespect for the Catholic Church is nothing less than a twisted form of idolatry. 

Makes you wonder why someone like this would choose to attend a school named, “The Catholic University of America”.

The terms “Vatican state” and “Holy See” are often used interchangeably, but they are very different things.

According to international law and diplomatic custom, it is the Holy See and not the Vatican city-state that is the recognized “legal personality” of the worldwide pastoral ministry of the bishop of Rome as head of the Catholic Church. Therefore, the Holy See existed for centuries as a diplomatic entity before the creation of the Vatican city-state in 1929.

And it is the Holy See, not the Vatican city-state, which exchanges diplomatic representations with 179 countries and is also represented at many intergovernmental bodies, including the European Union and the United Nations.

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Public Scandal: Catholic Senator from Illinois receives abortion award from Planned Parenthood and the UN.

This morning, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the US Senate Majority Whip, received the International Family Planning Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the United Nations Foundation (UNF).

Abortion advocates praised Durbin, the number two Democrat in Senate, for relentlessly supporting abortion-on-demand. Carole Brite, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, referred to Durbin as “an unparalleled champion” for the pro-abortion movement.

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UN Report: “Criminal laws penalizing and restricting induced abortion are the paradigmatic examples of impermissible barriers to the realization of women’s right to health and must be eliminated.”

New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — While world attention may be focused on the UN General Assembly as it grapples with Palestinian statehood, the methodical drive by United Nations officials to promote legal abortion internationally goes on largely unnoticed.  During the summer months, when press coverage of UN activities is minimal, the UN Secretariat released a report from the UN Human Rights Council calling on all nations to accept that women and girls must be granted access to legal abortion in order for them to fully enjoy their human rights.

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Anybody who hasn’t a clue about how to fix the world’s economic problems … raise your hand!

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Timeline of Girl Scouts’ Connections with Planned Parenthood, United Nations & More


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Obama administration restored funding for forced abortions in China, elsewhere.

We are helping finance the infrastructure used in coercive family planning in China. The international community funds UNFPA (United Nations Family Planning Fund), as well as IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation), and Marie Stopes International. These organizations are operative “abortion providers” in China.

In 2001, the US cut funding to UNFPA because an investigation, headed by then Secretary of State Colin Powell, found that UNFPA was complicit in the coercive implementation of China’s One Child Policy. In 2008, the US State Department reaffirmed that determination, and yet we restored funding in 2009. UNFPA is also funded by many other nations.

In addition, the IPPF and Marie Stopes are working hand in hand with the Chinese Communist population control machine, which has been notorious in its excesses. The IPPF website openly declares, “The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) plays a very important role in China’s family planning programme. It supports the present family planning policy of the government.” Meanwhile, the website for Marie Stopes International, lists as “major partners” the Family Planning Commissions of several provinces in China.

Just last week, US citizens voted to cut UNFPA funding under the new YOUCUT program (majorityleader.gov/YouCut/P2_W1.htm). Because of this vote, Rep. Renee Ellmers will introduce legislation to cut UNFPA, saving $400 million over the next ten years. The bill still needs to pass through committee and be passed by the House to become effective, so you still have time to contact your representative about it. 

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“Murder on a massive scale”

CHINA, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By funneling tens of millions of dollars to organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which support China’s brutal One Child Policy, the United States and other Western countries are “accomplices” to “murder on a massive scale,” said the Director of China Aid in an interview this week.

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