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Published November 25, 2014 – Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
In Arkansas, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged the amendment. They argued the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.
“The fact that Amendment 83 was adopted by referendum does not immunize it from federal constitutional scrutiny,” Baker wrote in her ruling.
Besides the amendment, Mississippi has a 1997 law that bans same-sex marriage.
But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his ruling, “The Fourteenth Amendment operates to remove the blinders of inequality from our eyes. Though we cherish our traditional values, they must give way to constitutional wisdom. Mississippi’s traditional beliefs about gay and lesbian citizens led it to defy that wisdom by taking away fundamental rights owed to every citizen. It is time to restore those rights.
“Today’s decision may cause uneasiness and concern about the change it will bring,” he wrote. “But “‘(t)hings change, people change, times change, and Mississippi changes, too.’ The man who said these words, Ross R. Barnett, Jr., knew firsthand their truth.”
The ruling was similar in Arkansas.
The state’s marriage laws and the amendment violate the U.S. Constitution by “precluding same-sex couples from exercising their fundamental right to marry in Arkansas, by not recognizing valid same-sex marriages from other states, and by discriminating on the basis of gender,” Baker wrote.
Baker put the ruling on hold, anticipating an appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis.
Judges across the country have ruled against bans similar to Arkansas’ since the U.S. Supreme Court struck part of a federal anti-gay marriage law in June 2013, and gay marriage is legal in more than half of the U.S.
Justices are weighing whether to uphold a decision in May striking down the 2004 amendment and earlier state law as unconstitutional. The decision led to 541 same sex couples getting married in the week before the state Supreme Court suspended his ruling.
Justices have not indicated when they will rule in that case.
A Short Statement Regarding
Anonymous – Web Attacks – Ferguson, Missouri
On or about November 16, the shadowy cyber anarchist group known only as Anonymous brought down several web sites associated with the KKK.
The action by Anonymous came as a result of a flyer which had been distributed in and around Ferguson, Missouri by the St Louis based group known as Traditional Knights. The flyers seemed to suggest that violence should be taken against protestors, though nothing was directly stated as such.
The Knights Party took the position that it would be unwise to become entangled in the Ferguson situation. The reasons are varied and numerous, however the primary reason was made simply because of our high regard and respect for law enforcement. It was our opinion that local law enforcement already had enough of which to concern themselves and didn’t need us throwing ourselves in the mix.
Also we were of the opinion that the actions and statements made by the protestors and the subsequent violence that was sure to follow was already doing its part to awaken a sleeping white populous. We certainly could have acquired a lot of publicity if we made an appearance. But in this case, the publicity would have been self-serving and in the long term, counter productive.
Because of the careless preparation and distribution of the before mentioned flyer, Anonymous made the decision to cyber attack the Klan and you no doubt have read in the media the success they had in removing web pages and twitter accounts. The Knights Party stands firmly in our commitment of opposition to White genocide. Even though The Knights Party had no involvement in the distribution of this flyer, Anonymous simply made cyber attacks against all Klan groups assuming they are all connected and or in agreement with each other.
As a result our web site was also attacked and was forced off the web, however the privately held names and information of our membership was never compromised. All names and information is kept on secure computers which are not connected to the internet.
Even though some of our web sites were down for a few days as a result of this cyber attack as you can see we are back on line. However, Anonymous did succeed in one measure against us. While we already had high level secure service against such attacks, it proved to be unable to restrain this recent attack by Anonymous, for that reason we have been forced to increase our protection. But if we want to continue proclaiming this vital message of hope and deliverance to our people then we have no other choice but to take on this extra expense.
It is crucial that our message continues to go out as law and order and the rule of law is steadily eroded in this nation. This new expense will cost us nearly $1,000 a month. This does not include our other expenses. This is how the battle against white genocide in today’s world is being fought. This is the new battlefield: to stop white people from discussing the issues and uniting in defense of Western Christian civilization. It is in this that Anonymous became the victor, and I am sure a victory they will well enjoy.
You do not have to join, but if you believe in this work, if you believe in free speech and if you want to help proclaim the Good News of White Christian Revival then you need to be a soldier on this new battlefield. Your generous contributions are needed now and as you are able, they will be needed each month. We ask each and everyone of you to ask the Lord for guidance in this matter.
Thomas A. Robb, National Director
Send your donations to PO Box 2222, Harrison, Arkansas 72602
Bryan Fischer – Guest Columnist – OneNewsNow.com
First of all, borders are God’s idea. Secondly, no matter what the president thinks, it’s not a form of oppression to ask people to obey the law and respect those borders. In fact, that’s justice.
In his speech announcing unconstitutional, illegal and immoral amnesty for five million illegal aliens, President Obama cited the Bible. “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger – we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants.”
Here’s why he is wrong.
First, we are not a “nation of immigrants,” although we all have immigrant forefathers. Between 85 and 87 percent of those who live in the United States were born here. Anyone who was born here is an American by birth, and thus in the truest sense of the word not an immigrant but a native American.
Second, it is not a form of oppression to ask somebody to obey the law. If someone breaks the law and experiences legal consequences, that’s not oppression. That’s justice. Compassion, in fact, is helping someone to obey the law, not break it.
Third, the command to be kind toward immigrants is directed to us as individuals, not to government. The government’s job is justice; kindness and generosity is our job.
The solution is not to turn America into a Third World country through uncontrolled immigration. The solution is to turn the Third World into America by giving them an example to imitate, by being the shining city set on a hill Jesus spoke of in Matthew 5:14.
When Moses brought the fledgling nation of Israel to the border of Moab and was denied entry, he went around Moab rather than through it. In other words, he respected national boundaries.
And if we are looking for biblical instruction on immigration, how about the example of Ruth? Although she was a foreigner, when she came to Israel with Naomi, she did not cling to her native customs and her native religion. Instead, she uttered these famous words: “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16). That passage is not about marriage at all. It’s about assimilation. If we are looking for biblical instruction about immigration, perhaps that’s the place to start.
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
Another “separation of church and state” argument has gone down to defeat in Colorado.
It began in 2008 when the Freedom From Religion Foundation and several of its Colorado members sued the state over a proclamation from then-Governor Bill Ritter for the Colorado Day of Prayer. A lower court dismissed the suit in 2010, but an appeals court subsequently reversed that ruling, deciding the action violates separation of church and state. But the Colorado Supreme Court reversed that on Monday, giving the proclamations its stamp of approval.
Also in reaction, Alliance Defending Freedom states that governors and other elected officials are free to issue prayer proclamations today just as America’s forefathers have in the past.
Despite calling for peaceful protests even in the event of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old’s step-father was caught on video provoking violence.
“Burn this b****h down!” Brown’s step-father, Louis Head, yelled into a raucous crowd in front of Ferguson police headquarters Monday night as St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to indict.
Head was with Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden who was being restrained by a friend and yelled “they think this is a f*****g joke!”
Head, who was wearing a white shirt with Brown’s picture on it, consoled McSpadden as she cried and then turned to the crowd to began yelling “Burn this b***h down!” over and over.
More than a dozen Ferguson businesses were burned late Monday and Tuesday morning. Many more were looted. Gun shots rang out across the city, and two police cars were set on fire.
Gunshots, looting after grand jury in Ferguson case does not indict officer in Michael Brown shooting
Published November 25, 2014 – FoxNews.com
Violence erupted in the St. Louis area overnight, leading to more than 80 arrests, as protesters fired more than 100 gunshots and burned and looted as many as 25 buildings and vandalized police cars in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury did not indict a white police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old black man in August, authorities said Tuesday morning.
St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson on Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18. The panel met for 70 hours and heard from 60 witnesses.
McCulloch stressed that the grand jurors were “the only people who heard every witness … and every piece of evidence.” He said many witnesses presented conflicting statements that ultimately were inconsistent with the physical evidence.
Brown’s family immediately issued a statement following McCulloch’s announcement.
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” the family said. “While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.”
President Obama addressed the nation less than an hour after the decision was announced, pleading with protesters to remain peaceful.
“I join Michael’s parents to ask anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully,” Obama said. “Let me repeat Michael’s father’s words: ‘Hurting others and destroying property is not the answer. I do not want my son’s death to be in vain.'”
But soon after McCulloch’s statement, a crowd gathered in Ferguson and erupted in anger, throwing debris at police and knocking down a barricade after McCulloch’s announcement. Several gunshots were heard on the streets.
Wilson, 28, shot and killed Brown on a Ferguson, Mo. street following a scuffle on Aug. 9 as the teenager and a friend walked back from a convenience store. Brown’s body lay in the street for four hours in the summer heat, and neighbors later lashed out at authorities, saying they mistreated the body.
The article below should be startling, but it isn’t. The first wave of immigration consisted of Europeans with a common Christian faith, culture, and values. As we have been warning for years, this second wave of immigration which is majority non-white will change everything including our faith, culture, politics, and concepts of law and order. The white birthrate is declining and young white people under the age of 14 are now a minority in this nation. It should also be noted that the census considers most people from the Middle East and India as white – though they clearly are not. This makes the numbers even more unfavorable to whites.
Economic elitists view the onslaught of young immigrants as a good thing because it will provide a cheaper and larger worker base. This unprecedented demographic change is occurring not only in the U.S. and Canada, but all of Europe as well. The decline of white people is a global crisis. Now is the time for racially conscious white Christians to stick together. It isn’t about hate. It’s about survival. Consider the future of tomorrow’s generation of white children and their children. While this article correctly points out that there are growing settlements of non-white immigrants even in the rural areas of America, for the most part the coastal areas and large cities of America remain the staging area for the rise of a non-white nation. It is more important than ever for white people to consolidate into homogenous communities. As white flight throughout the U.S. increases, the heartland of America is increasingly being viewed, and statistics confirm, as the new homeland of white people. Whether you choose to relocate now to insure your family is on firmer ground, or wait until sometime in the future, it is still time to get involved where ever you are. Begin educating your self about the issues and Join the White Resistance today.
Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg , USA Today
From a distance, the small group of Haitian immigrants at the public library looks like a prayer meeting or political gathering. Dressed colorfully but comfortably, the women speak in heavily accented English and sit every day for hours around a small wooden table studying to be nurses.
The library sits at the heart of one of the most diverse counties in the USA. More than 50 languages are spoken in the public schools, and this is what more and more communities across America will look like soon–very soon.
Racial and ethnic diversity is spreading far beyond the coasts and into surprising places across the USA, rapidly changing how Americans live, learn, work and worship together–and even who our neighbors are. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert VerBruggen, Real Clear Policy
I downloaded all of the FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports (the data set used by both ProPublica and Vox) from 2007 through 2011, and pulled the ages, races, and ethnicities of those killed by police or identified as homicide offenders. (For offenders I excluded justifiable homicides, accidents, and negligence. Also, in some cases more than one offender is listed, but hunting those secondary offenders down through computer code would have been fairly elaborate, so I left them off.) I focused on those who were identified as white but not also as Hispanic, and those identified as black. The ethnicity data are spotty, so this probably still counts some Hispanics as white.
CBS St. Louis
Information about the Michael Brown fatal police shooting is beginning to leak out, and former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it’s no accident the feds are allowing the information.
Fitch discussed a New York Times article indicating, according to federal investigators, there was a struggle that led up to the fatal police shooting of Brown, with KMOX’s Mark Reardon on Monday.
Fitch calls the information from the investigation coming out as phase two–to “coordinate leaks to the media, and to start getting some of the facts out there to kind of let people down slowly,” he says. “When I say this is phase two–phase one was really Eric Holder’s announcement how they were going to basically do a complete review and take over the Ferguson Police Department.”
In a cynical and duplicitous attempt to capitalize on New York City’s documented racial profiling problems, a pair of bloggers have created a video purporting to show an NYPD officer stopping and frisking a pair of Muslim men for the crime of wearing traditional Islamic garments.
But the viral video is a sham, a staged production aimed to go viral and pile up views and YouTube channel subscriptions for its young creators, Brooklynites Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who get a piece of the revenue generated by ads that run before their videos play.