Monthly Archives: October 2013

Report on Benghazi attack proves Obama critics were right

A senior Army strategist believes a recent report on the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes about the September 2012 attack in Benghazi has proven critics of President Obama were right.

60 Minutes on Sunday (October 27) featured a segment by CBS correspondent Lara Logan that included dramatic interviews with several key individuals who confirmed that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012, was a carefully planned al-Qaeda terrorist operation – not a spontaneous event triggered by anger over a YouTube video, as suggested by the administration in the days following the attack.

Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has sued the government for records related to the attack.
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Thief returns Pennsylvania boy’s giant 100-pound pumpkin

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Words of adults are so important

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child doesn’t cost anything — it’s free.

The gift? Words.

A new study from Stanford University offers the latest evidence that the greater the verbal interaction between a parent and young child, the more the child will ultimately be prepared for school.

A study in the 1990s found that a significant gap between language-rich children and language-poor children appears by at least age three. The new Stanford study says the disparity in children’s vocabulary and verbal understanding can manifest itself even earlier, at 18 months.
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Catholic parishioners are moved to extend a hand, not judgment

At his sister’s wedding reception, Taylor Leffler sat down for a friendly chat with friends of hers who are gay.

For Leffler, a 22-year-old Nebraska native studying for the priesthood, the conversation was spurred by a powerful reason: Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to reach out to others, rather than shun them or preach to them because you disagree with how they live their lives.

In a now famous interview this fall with a Jesuit magazine, Francis said the Roman Catholic Church is obsessed with subjects like homosexuality and abortion, and he urged the church and its members to be less judgmental and more compassionate.

Though his papacy is just seven months old, Francis has caused a sensation among Catholics, and some say his call for forgiveness and mercy is changing how they treat others and live their faith.

His comments also have drawn attention from politicians, a group whose decisions have a broad effect on people’s lives.

Previous popes have emphasized the importance of a merciful church. But Francis — while not backing away from church teachings — is expressing that message of mercy in such a conversational way that some Catholics believe he’s providing a how-to guide for compassion and acceptance in their daily lives.

Of course, not all Catholics were excited by the pope’s comments, especially those on abortion and homosexuality, which rankled some conservative members of the church.
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Federal judge says Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

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Will Methodist leaders discipline renegade retired bishop?

A retired United Methodist bishop has violated church law in spite of direct advice from denomination leadership not to do so.

As OneNewsNow reported last week, two Alabama homosexuals traveled to Washington, DC, to get married, then returned to Alabama. But they desired a church wedding and invited retired Methodist bishop Melvin Talbert of Tennessee to do the ceremony. He accepted the invitation and performed the ceremony this past weekend in Birmingham.

John Lomperis with The Institute on Religion & Democracy said last week that Talbert’s actions, if he carried through, would show “a complete lack of biblical integrity.” Lomperis also said he expected UMC bishops to file charges against Talbert.
( Billy’s thoughts – Yes it is sad and outrage when a leader rejects the authority of the Bible on a given issue. Read more of the above issue right here. )

Today’s ( Thursday ) Posts

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Mormons and evangelical Christians may not be going to heaven together but they might go to jail together
Democrat in Obamacare Hearing: “I Will Not Yield to This Monkey Court”
crash victim was disabled brother’s caregiver
Laura Bush never forgot a child she was not able to reach
Obama and GOP voice different approaches to immigration reform
Happy 85th Birthday Dad

Mormons and evangelical Christians may not be going to heaven together but they might go to jail together

PROVO, Utah (BP) — While Mormons and evangelical Christians fundamentally disagree about the Gospel, they should work together to address common threats to religious freedom, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in an Oct. 21 address at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
“I am not here because I believe we are going to heaven together, but I do believe we may go to jail together,” said Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the Latter-day Saints’ premier educational institution, named for Mormonism’s second president.

According to Salt Lake City newspaper Deseret News, about 400 faculty and students attended Mohler’s address.

“I do not mean to exaggerate, but we are living in the shadow of a great moral revolution that we commonly believe will have grave and devastating human consequences,” Mohler said in the address, which he titled “A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage and the Family in the Late Modern Age.”
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Democrat in Obamacare Hearing: “I Will Not Yield to This Monkey Court”

Democrat in Obamacare Hearing: “I Will Not Yield to This Monkey Court”

crash victim was disabled brother’s caregiver

Josh L. Pacheco wanted to go to college and play football, but he gave up his dream to care for his disabled brother.

Josh Pacheco, 26, fed, bathed and entertained John Pacheco Jr., 30, without a “word of complaint,” said David Perez, an uncle.

“Josh made the decision to be a full-time caregiver because his mother was no longer able to lift and hold John up,” Perez said.

The whole family is struggling with Josh Pacheco’s death Sunday in a traffic crash. But John Pacheco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, is taking it particularly hard, Perez said.

“He lost his best friend. How do you get over that?”
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