Friday, May 28, 2010

Article Link: "Sherrif under fire for rejecting request"

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Sheriff under fire for rejecting request

A Texas sheriff is standing firm against the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which says he violated an inmate's constitutional "right" to an abortion.

Sheriff Larry Fowler"Well, [we were told] the county will have to take this inmate to the abortion clinic, transport her, and then you get into a situation of a guard hire and all the costs associated with that," the sheriff points out. "So I said, 'No. I don't think that's a proper use of county taxpayers' money.'"

Fowler did ask to have the inmate's case moved forward quickly, which did happen. She received five years probation and was released. But now the ACLU is demanding to know what the sheriff will do if a similar situation occurs in the future.

"My take on it is unless the legislature creates a law that requires a sheriff to take inmates to an abortion clinic, then I'm not gonna do it," he explains.
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Article Link: "What does future hold for medical field?"

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What does future hold for medical field?
DoctorA Christian medical leader says the current culture governed by business and government interests instead of patient interest has him deeply concerned about the climate of the medical profession.
Some medical experts predict severe doctor shortages, especially with the passage of healthcare reform legislation. But Dr. Gene Rudd, senior vice president of the Christian Medical Association (CMA), tells OneNewsNow there is already a critical doctor shortage in certain areas of healthcare. In his field of obstetrics and gynecology, for example, the deficiency is desperate because of the climate.
"Not only is there lots of litigation, there's also this fear that doctors in training are being forced to do abortions as part of their training," he laments.

The CMA senior vice president adds that two aspects have fostered a change in the culture of medicine: business and government interests, and the devaluing of human life.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Article Link: "Young Christian convert faces cancer treatment"

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Young Christian convert faces cancer treatment

A former Muslim who was pastor of a church in Columbus, Ohio, says 17-year-old Christian convert Rifqa Bary has told him she has a very aggressive form of uterine cancer.

Jamal JivanjeeJamal Jivanjee is currently the director of Florida-based ministry illuminate. But while pastoring in Ohio, he was contacted by Rifqa Bary, whom he later met at a coffee shop. Since that time he has become a major confidant of the teenager, who remains in foster care in Ohio while her well-publicized custody dispute with her parents continues.

Bary fled from her parents' home last summer in fear that her father would harm or even kill her for converting to Christianity.

Jivanjee says now the young girl has told him the very disturbing news that she has been diagnosed with uterine cancer.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Article Link: "Up in flames: Melting false teachings of 'The Shack'"

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Up in flames: Melting false teachings of 'The Shack'

Professor takes torch to 'blasphemous doctrine' of best-seller

Millions of evangelical Christians are among the masses who have embraced William Paul Young's "The Shack" as though it were gospel. Even three years since its release, "The Shack" has remained on numerous best-seller lists for more than 100 weeks – a claim no other book can make.

Yet it is infused with counterfeit Christianity, argues "Burning Down 'The Shack': How the 'Christian' Best-seller is Deceiving Millions," a new title from WND Books that publishes June 1.

If such deceptions, which upend biblical teachings on sin, redemption, salvation and damnation, go unchallenged, says De Young, this "feel-good novel" could prove terribly divisive and destructive to millions of Christians.

Order your copy now of "Burning Down 'The Shack': How the 'Christian' Best-seller is Deceiving Millions," the new title from WND Books that publishes June 1.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Couple of interesting articles.

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NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

North Korea, accused of waging the deadliest attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War, flatly denied sinking a warship Thursday and warned that retaliation would mean "all-out war."

Evidence presented Thursday to prove North Korea fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean ship was fabricated by Seoul, North Korean naval spokesman Col. Pak In Ho told broadcaster APTN in an exclusive interview in Pyongyang.

He warned that any move to sanction or strike North Korea would be met with force.

"If (South Korea) tries to deal any retaliation or punishment, or if they try sanctions or a strike on us .... we will answer to this with all-out war," he told APTN.

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Ahmadinejad's Chief of Staff Warns that Iran Could Completely Destroy Israel within a Week

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, said Wednesday that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week.

Speaking at a political conference of ultra-conservatives in Iran's north, Mashaei said, "If the Zionist regime attacks Iran, the Zionists will have no longer than a week to live."

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Somewhat of an update :)

I know, I know, more articles not written by Kristy. Sorry. I do plan on getting back into writing soon but I'm dealing with a lot right now:
  1. I'm finishing up "remodeling" my bathroom. Last Saturday, my sis & bro-in-law came over & helped me remove the icky wallpaper & paint it a pretty blue. Yesterday, I sectioned off parts of the walls & started putting a faux finish to look like linen. I got every other section done & was going to finish it tonight so that when my parents come tomorrow night, my dad could help me get my toilet back together (I had to take the tank off to get to some of the more difficult areas), rehang my mirror, remove the cooshy toilet seat & install my new normal seat (I am going to miss that less icy seat but the thing is just hideous), rehang my above the toilet cabinet, rehang my blinds, & help me hook up my new light (super cute by the way, my sis picked it out...way to go sis!); however, I ran out of glaze on the first panel tonight, so now I have to stop & get some more tomorrow & hope to get at least two of the major panels done tomorrow before my parents get here. I still need to get new towel holders, a faucet, drawer pulls, toilet paper holder, floor mat, & I want to get some prettier/girlier curtains, maybe an embroidered shear. I'm also wanting to "frame" my mirror with crown molding, but that can wait a bit.
  2. I'm seriously struggling with my weight/diet/exercise. Sadly, I have gained much of my weight back. In fact, I should have a baby now for as much as I have gained in the last 9 months. :P I even woke up this morning about 45 min early in a panic about my weight gain/lack of discipline. I could make excuses all day but when it comes down to it, I'm out of control. Romans 7:19-20 were written perfectly for me. I quit 24 Hr Fitness & joined LA Fitness with my friend Brandie so that should help. It also doesn't help that I have gotten a bit lax on my Bible study/reading as well.
  3. I've also gotten addicted to blog reading, particularly Christian apologetics, theology, & eschatology; political; & housekeeping/family blogs. To the point that I don't eve read many of them & the ones I do, I just skim through too fast to pay attention. So by the time I catch up (if I ever do) I'm too tired or can't think straight on what to say in my own. I need to purge/trim down.

Having said all that, the next post will be a couple of articles that I recently read & found interesting & wanted to share them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Article Link: "New Pictures Show Jupiter Is Missing a Stripe"

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New Pictures Show Jupiter Is Missing a Stripe


AOL News (May 13) -- New pictures of Jupiter show that a huge band of dark clouds that normally surrounds the giant planet has vanished.

The planet's appearance usually is dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere -- one in the north and another in the south -- along with the Giant Red Spot, an enormous storm that is more than twice the size of Earth.

All three were visible at the end of last year before the planet went behind the sun. When it re-emerged last month, new pictures from Australian astronomer Anthony Wesley showed the southern cloud band was nowhere to be seen.

This is not the first time the southern band has gone missing. It vanished in the 1990s and was also absent in 1973 when NASA took its first close-up pictures of the planet, according to New Scientist.

Wesley is already looking forward to seeing the southern band return, an event he hopes will happen this year or next.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Article Link: "Transgenders win discrimination tiff with American Eagle Outfitters, AG Andrew Cuomo forces changes"

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Transgenders win discrimination tiff with American Eagle Outfitters, AG Andrew Cuomo forces changes

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has forced the flannel and khaki outpost to make some changes, including nixing a rule about employee "personal appearance" that banned men from wearing women's clothing and ladies from dressing as guys.

"This shows me that there's faith and hope. There might be a domino effect, that's what I'm hoping for," said Joi-elle White, 35, a transgender member of Make the Road New York.

The retailer - which employs more than 2,000 people in its 61 New York stores - signed a settlement deal promising to change its policies and employee handbook.

The chain store also has agreed to train its staff on transgender issues - like which pronouns to use when referring to workers and customers.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Article Link: "Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental"

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Associated Press smallBoy ScoutsWASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city park land in San Diego because the group is a religious organization. The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts.

The Boy Scouts maintain that they have no theology and only hold the position that children have a "duty to God" to become productive citizens.

The American Civil Liberties Union had sued San Diego and the Boy Scouts on behalf of a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple, each with Scouting-age sons.

The Boy Scouts have been the target of lawsuits since the Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the group can exclude homosexuals from serving as troop leaders and because Scouts must swear an oath of duty to God.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Article Link: "The President of the European Central Bank is Calling for a One World Economic Structure"

The President of the European Central Bank Is Calling for a One World Economic Structure

Jimmy DeYoung
Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, has called for global governance of all financial institutions saying it is extremely necessary if the world wants to prevent another financial crisis like what is happening today. Trichet emphasized that politicians, economists, and financiers must work together and collaborate on methods to create an international set of standards and that through this global governance the resiliency of the global financial system can be assured.
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Christian Persecution: "Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin"

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Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a
homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a
number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness
and same sex relationships.

The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached Christianity in Workington, Cumbria
for years, said he did not mention homosexuality while delivering a sermon
from the top of a stepladder, but admitted telling a passing shopper that he
believed it went against the word of God.

Police officers are alleging that he made the remark in a voice loud enough to
be overheard by others and have charged him with using abusive or insulting
language, contrary to the Public Order Act.

“My freedom was taken away on the hearsay of someone who disliked what I said,
and I was charged under a law that doesn't apply.”

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