Christmas for Refugees Update

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Our Christmas events normally range between 100 and 700 kids in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, and Bethlehem. But this year the Covid-19 situation will force me to arrange for smaller and therefore many more events. This will bring up the cost... can we do it?

Remembering 9-11

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Each of us will remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at the moment we heard about the Islamic Jihad attack against our nation on September 11th. On that fateful day I was on my way to Washington, DC to participate in the Sudan Peace Act press conference to be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 a.m. that morning.

Pakistan Outrage in the Name of Islam

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A 14-year-old Christian girl who was abducted and forced to "marry" a Muslim man in Pakistan has been ordered to be handed over to her abductor. This decision overruled a lower court that had placed her in a women’s shelter.

Christmas Program Starts Up During Uncertainty

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Our ministry partners in the Middle East have begun preparations for Christmas programs regardless of the uncertainty. Areas that were locked down during the early Covid-19 outbreak and then reopened are once again in lock-down. Will those areas be open in December?

WATCH: Will there be a Christmas for Refugees in 2020?

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Watch this video from RFC President, William J. Murray, as he speaks about what the 2020 Christmas for Refugees events will look like in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Horror in Lebanon

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The horrific explosion in Beirut occurred in a predominantly Christian area. Many churches were destroyed or damaged. It is our duty to help our Christian brothers and sisters in their time of need in Lebanon. I pray we can help repair the school and assist with food for the poorest.

The Chairman's Report for August 14, 2020

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There will be Christmas for Refugees in 2020 / Advocacy … Sanctions stop aid delivery to Syrian Christians. Let’s change this! / Advocacy … President of Turkey goes full Islamist and must be stopped / Nigerian orphanage near capacity and remains in the danger zone

Pakistan Christians Are Falsely Accused for Blasphemy

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In several Muslim countries Christians are in prison and often facing death after being falsely accused of blasphemy toward Islam. Often this is done to steal property or as some personal revenge. Here are a few of the stories from Pakistan.

WATCH: LSESD Video on the ground in Lebanon after explosion in Beirut

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Christian organization, Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development (LSESD) records this video update which documents how several Christian organizations in Beirut were impacted by the blast and how they are dealing with the aftermath.

There will be Christmas for Refugees in 2020

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The Christmas for Refugees program has become a tradition in several nations, showing the love of Christians here in America for the Christian children who have suffered so much under Islamic oppression. We must plan as if every event will be held in every country we serve, regardless of the situations that may exist now.

The Chairman's Report for July 17, 2020

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Fulani Herdsmen leader says: “Nigeria belongs to the Fulani” / Nigerian orphanage farm doing well, but Christians murdered nearby / U. S. government agency complains about arrest of Nigerian … atheist! / Will Covid-19 affect our Christmas for Refugees program?

United States Helping the Atheists of Nigeria

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I was a little surprised that in the midst of the deadly attacks against Christians in Nigeria this year, that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) moved to help an atheist arrested in Nigeria.

"Nigeria Belongs to Fulani"

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The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has said that the Fulani own Nigeria and will rule the country forever. Recently. Fulani herdsmen entered a store near the orphanage we support in Nigeria and killed the store owner and others in the store because they were Christians.

The Chairman's Report for June 19, 2020

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Legislative work continues in Washington, DC – Persecution in Vietnam / Christians suppressed in Vietnam / Iraq refusing recognition of evangelicals / Female genital mutilation in Sudan (Maybe) Can it be stopped elsewhere? / Destruction at only Christian bookstore in Amman, Jordan

The Nigeria Orphanage and Coronavirus

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I want to share my heart with you about the orphanage we support in Nigeria. I have been terrified with the thought that the Covid-19 virus would penetrate the walls around the orphanage. Medical care for the Christians of Nigeria is hard to obtain. The level of corruption in the country is unimaginable.

The Chairman's Report for May 15, 2020

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Capitol Hill advocacy work moves to Zoom – Religious Freedom Roundtable / Senator Lankford adds faith-based groups to Payroll Protection Program / Caring for Christian children who are victims of Islamic terror / West Bank and Middle East Christians refused coronavirus aid

International Religious Freedom Roundtable

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Many of the meetings I attended in person in Washington, DC are now held by Zoom. One of the most important is the International Religious Freedom Roundtable chaired by Ambassador Sam Brownback. I made a presentation to stop the attacks on Christians in Nigeria.

WATCH: William J. Murray Gives an Update on COVID-19 Impacts on Our Organization

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Religious Freedom Coalition President, William J. Murray, gives and update on how our organization is handling the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our ministry programs.

The Chairman's Report for April 17, 2020

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Religious Freedom Coalition continues to function during crisis / Advocacy in Washington: Fighting for the Christians of Nigeria / More Christians killed in Nigeria as we work to start up orphanage farm / News from our ministry partners who are facing the Coronavirus

Advocacy in Washington, DC

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Even with the closures, our legislative work continues. Because of the overwhelming interest in our Nigeria missions and concern for the welfare of persecuted Christians in Nigeria, I began a post card campaign to President Trump. President Trump has already taken some actions to send a message to Nigeria!

The Chairman's Report for March 27, 2020

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The Coronavirus interferes with Nigeria mission and orphanage support / Donations to non-profit organizations plunging with coronavirus fears / Surprises from Religious Freedom Coalition supporters’ poll / On Capitol Hill – The new International Committee on Nigeria (ICON)

Bethlehem, Diaper Program and the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus was introduced to the Bethlehem area by Christians on a pilgrimage from South Korea. The situation in the West Bank comes just as we had begun a diaper program at a nursing home for very elderly Christians who are in need of constant medical aid.

The Coronavirus, Fear and Market Insanity

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Fear is more contagious than any virus could ever be, and the media has really fed the fear factor for the coronavirus. Here are my frustrations and concerns with how the coronavirus has been handled in the US thus far.

The Chairman's Report for February 28, 2020

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New Islamic terror attacks in Nigeria – Trump issues travel ban / Islamic terror attacks west of our orphanage in Plateau State / Stop Nigerian oil exports until Muslim President protects Christians! / Work on Capitol Hill does make a difference / New needs in diaper program

Trump's Travel Ban / The Plight of Nigeria Christians

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The travel ban proclaimed by President Trump, and the addition of Nigeria to the “Special Watch List” of nations that violate religious freedom are both steps forward to confront the Sunni Muslim president of Nigeria who allows the attacks on Christians and actively suppresses the Shia Muslim minority. Still, much harsher action is needed by the American government.

Work in Washington Continues

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As president of the Religious Freedom Coalition I make sure that we sponsor special events held by the IRF such as the meeting held on February 4th. The results of the February 4th meeting we sponsored were made very clear the next day when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the launching of the International Religious Freedom Alliance (IRF Alliance).

The Chairman's Report for January 24, 2020

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Christmas events held in Nigeria orphanage / Planning for food and farm / Every child at the Nigeria orphanage sent us a thank you card / Christmas for Refugees events in Jordan and the West Bank bring smiles / Christian refugees live in the shadow of great wealth in Jordan and Lebanon

Religious Freedom Coalition Signs Petition Asking for the Release of Christian Pastor from Chinese Prison

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The Religious Freedom Coalition signed a petition addressed to U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, urging her to bring the wrongful imprisonment of Pastor Wang Yi to the attention of the United Nations. Read the official letter here.

Christmas for Refugees program at Nigeria Orphanage

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The Christmas program in 2019 was the third we have held at the orphanage in Nigeria. Just as was done for Christmas in 2017 all the children received shoes again in 2019. The day long Christmas celebration included puppet shows and each age group performed in a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The Chairman's Report for January 6, 2020

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Demonstrations in Lebanon and strikes in Paris hamper Christmas programs / Some children attending were raised as Muslim but now confess Jesus New: Visits to some of the first Christmas programs in Lebanon in 2019 / Iraq Christmas programs remind children of Jesus’ love for them / Watch the next issue of the Chairman’s Report for Jordan and the West Bank

Christmas for Refugees 2019 held amidst strikes and demonstrations

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Although nationwide demonstrations shut down streets in Lebanon, every event was still able to be held. The Christmas events were a blessing to the children who attended and a blessing for Nancy and me to participate in.

Christmas for Refugees in Iraq: WATCH

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William J. Murray reports from Qaraqosh, Iraq… an area that was destroyed by the Islamic State because of the Christian presence in the town. Watch this video to see how our Christmas for Refugees events help encourage Christians in areas like this!

Christmas for Refugees in Lebanon: WATCH

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Bill and Nancy Murray report from Lebanon to share an update for the 2019 Christmas programs that are underway!

The Chairman's Report for December 2, 2019

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Christmas programs have started in Lebanon … Jordan and Iraq are next / How we did in 2019 - Camp Gilead in Jordan received updated equipment / Diapers for Refugees expanded to include many elderly and special needs adults / Nigerian orphanage farm a success / West Bank programs expand!

Nigeria – Much accomplished in a very dangerous situation

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Our biggest success of the year was the creation of a farm for the children to grow their own food. In July enough funds had been raised to make a commitment to provide protein for the rest of the year. These projects at the orphanage were in addition to the wells and water tower we had already paid for.

The Chairman's Report for November 15, 2019

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Christmas for Refugees continues to expand in West Bank and Syria. / Christmas matching gift program better than expected! / Final harvest of the year at Nigerian orphanage farm. A huge success! / Our Kurdish “allies” pelt our departing troops with rotten fruit.

Demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon endanger Christmas programs

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Just in October, more than 250 Iraqis have died in protests aimed at forcing the entire government to resign. So far most of the protests have been in Baghdad and the southern parts of Iraq and not in the areas where we serve in the north. What does this mean for Christmas for Refugees events?

The Kurdish Crisis?

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The city of Manjib in northeastern Syria has become a focal point for those who have attacked President Trump for pulling American troops from Syria. William J. Murray calls attention to the truths of what Christians are facing in Kurdish controlled areas.

The Chairman's Report for October 11, 2019

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Murders of Christians in Nigeria increase / Our efforts with orphans continue / Christmas for Refugees matching gift fund will double gifts to program! / Changes in the Diapers for Refugees program / Special needs overwhelming / Why do so many youth and young adults in Iraq need adult diapers?

Shocking Need in Iraq For Special Needs Diapers Even For Young People

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Why is there such a horrific need for adult special needs diapers in Iraq? I am beginning to understand the cause and it is not going to go away. Many of those born with neurological problems have high levels of uranium and thorium in their bodies. A lot of the ammunition we used in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan was made out of depleted uranium.

Nigeria: Murders of Christians Continue

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The slaughter of Christians continues in Nigeria while Western leaders and Western media say nothing. Most are not even reported in the media in Nigeria. A Bright Spot: The orphanage children harvest corn.

Nigerian Farm Update

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Just a few short months ago we invested just $7,000 to rent about five acres of land and buy seed, fertilizers and hand tools for the orphanage children to start their own farm. But the farm is a lot more than the food it is producing. The orphaned children are learning farming skills and reliance on themselves rather than on charity.

The Chairman's Report for September 13, 2019

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Stories of adults with special needs who are helped by Diapers for Refugees / Christmas for Refugees and Diapers for Refugees problems in December / Christmas in the Holy Land for Christian children again this year? / Hope and hate in Nigeria: Our farm prospers, but more Christians murdered

Remembering 911

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Each of us will remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at the moment we heard about the Islamic Jihad attack against our nation on September 11th. On that fateful day I was on my way to Washington, DC to participate in the Sudan Peace Act press conference to be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 a.m. that morning.

Holy Land Christmas

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"I have seen the Christian civilization of the “West Bank” collapse and be replaced by those who hate Christians and work to steal what is left of their land. No matter what, we must continue the Christmas program in the “West Bank” which includes Bethlehem."

The Chairman's Report for August 23, 2019

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First crop at orphanage farm … Children now have Irish potatoes! / Orphanage children receive reward for their work and gain experience / Christmas for Refugees: How many children will celebrate Christmas? / Diapers for Refugees program faces September and December deadlines

First Crops Harvested at Nigerian Orphanage Farm

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Bag after bag of Irish potatoes have been harvested from the orphanage farm we sponsor. Every dime of the money was worth it!

The Chairman's Report for August 9, 2019

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Our farm for orphanage in Nigeria preparing to yield first crop / No longer just plain gruel for children at the orphanage – We supply protein / Our forum with Boko Haram survivor a success in Washington / What was the real impact of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom?

Our Event at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

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On the first day of the multi-day event, the Religious Freedom Coalition, in conjunction with the Africa Conference of Christians, held an event featuring the sole survivor of a Sunni Muslim Boko Haram attack. Read about Ike and the rest of our event here.

The Story of Esther

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Esther was among many survivors of religious persecution that the State Department brought to Washington, DC for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. Here is a fact: More Christians are murdered for their faith in Nigeria every year than all other killings based on religion in the entire world.

A Sole Survivor of a Boko Haram Attack Shares His Story

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The Religious Freedom Coalition held an event during the multi-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. The feature speaker at our event, Ike, is a sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria.

The Chairman's Report for July 12, 2019

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Day by day description of an eight-day mission to the Middle East / Summer Camp improvements in Jordan for Christian youth / Day care center air conditioners installed and working well for children / Diaper program in Iraq well, but more adult diapers needed for infirm

Air Conditioning Units Installed in Bethlehem Day Care Center

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Air conditioning units have been installed at the day care center in Bethlehem, just in time for the hot summer months. Christian children now have a cool, safe environment where they can learn more about God while their parents work.

Nigeria Orphanage Update

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The generous supporters of the Religious Freedom Coalition have sent sufficient funds to also allow us to purchase protein for every child in the orphanage for three meals a day for the rest of the year! The growing farm keeps the children fed and allows them to learn farming as they take on self responsibility.

Charity Navigator joins Southern Poverty Law Center in the attack against the Religious Freedom Coalition

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Charity Navigator takes dishonest and misleading measures to join the Southern Poverty Law Center in shining negative light on the Religious Freedom Coalition.

The Chairman's Report for June 21, 2019

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We aid day care center near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem / Christians were 86% of the population in “West Bank” – Now just 2% / Adult diaper program changing the lives of elderly in Iraq and Jordan / How did the United States ever begin supporting Sunni Muslim radicals?

Air Conditioning for Holy Land Day Care Center

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A few weeks ago, I received distressing news about a day care center in Beit Sahour, a Christian area inside the Bethlehem “governate.” The day care, with 117 children age four and under, had only one of seven rooms with a working air conditioner.

Diapers for Refugees Update

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I received the first request for adult diapers in 2018. Our team had been so centered on the babies and toddlers and their needs that the idea of adult diapers had never been considered. I did not think there would be a big demand for the adult diapers. I was wrong!

The Chairman's Report for May 24, 2019

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Saudi Arabia’s “royal” family exposes its evil heart to the world / Sunni Islam is the mother of almost all terror attacks against innocent people / Roof of chapel at Nigerian orphanage collapses – New farm being cleared / Making the case on Capitol Hill that Christians really do face persecution

Roof of Orphanage Chapel Collapses During Storm

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Last year I visited the orphanage we support in Nigeria for Easter, and an Easter program was presented in the chapel while I was there. This year, during Easter week a powerful rain and wind storm completely destroyed the roof of the chapel.

Incredibly Evil Heart of Saudi Arabia

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A young Saudi man was about to board a plane to America to pursue his education at the University of West Michigan when he was arrested, beaten for years, and recently beheaded. His crime? Favor of democracy. In this article, William J. Murray sheds light on the hard truth of Saudi terror that many have tried to keep under wraps for so long.

The Chairman's Report for April 26, 2019

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Working on Capitol Hill to expose the murders of Christians in Nigeria / Senator Rand Paul will quote me in his new book on socialism / Food for Nigeria orphanage – Helping start a farm to feed themselves / Diapers for Refugees – More adult diapers for special needs elderly

A Farm for the Orphans in Nigeria

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I received a proposal from the camp director to help rent two hectares of land and obtain supplies for a small farm for the older children to plant and grow some of their own food. A farm of this size cannot feed the 87 children that are currently in the orphanage. But the farm will do more than supply some of the needed food.

The Chairman's Report for April 1, 2019

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Can we stop Amazon’s support of Islamic organizations that promote hate? / Southern Poverty Law Center now has half a billion dollars in assets! / The liberal elites corrupted our society … Now they want to censor us. / Diaper program funded for April and May … Next fund transfer in June. / Nigeria orphanage: Gruel for breakfast with one egg every other day.

The Chairman's Report for March 15, 2019

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In this issue of the newsletter / Results of the survey of Religious Freedom Coalition supporters / Diapers for Refugees and Christmas for Refugees top the survey / Capitol Hill / religious freedom work very important and must continue / Our Amicus brief for jailed Christian friend has been filed in Supreme Court!
Mubarak and Obama in happier days

January 28, 2011 – Washington, DC

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Obama, Mubarak and Islam / Congressman calls for protection of religious minorities in Middle East / Reaffirming "In God We Trust" / Radical Muslim cleric captured at our border with Mexico / Google blocks our mosque ad / New Ground Zero mosque imam says apostates must be jailed / Democracy in Egypt? / Nuclear war in 18 months
Chinese Yuan

January 21, 2011 - Washington, DC

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IN THIS ISSUE: Worshiping Moloch and abortion are one and the same / Human Rights activist asks Obama, "Which girl should die" / What did ObamaCare repeal really do? / No Tax money for abortions / Fed Judge OK'S Sharia Law / Sharia judge for NJ / Telling the truth on the radio / The GZ mosque's new imam / Muslims tell Pope that killing Christians is their "internal affair"
Alter used for sacrifices to Moloch near Ariel, Samaria

WORSHIPING MOLOCH – The human sacrifice of children to assure prosperity.

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Pagans who worshiped Moloch often sacrificed one of their own children, who was ritually murdered and then placed in a sacrificial altar of fire. The sacrifice of the child was to assure a blessing of prosperity for the family, much like abortion does today.
Barack Obama at the memorial as seen at White House Internet site

January 14, 2010 - Washington, DC

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Obama's great speech during a bad show / Thoughts on the Giffords shooting / Really bad congressional ideas for security / Remember what the left said about the Ft. Hood massacre? / The Greening of CPAC / ACLJ files suit against GZ mosque / More Christians killed in Egypt / More Christian blood to be shed in Sudan? / In Denmark, don't talk about the Muslims
The cross at Mt. Soledad War Memorial will remain

Chairman’s Report for January 12, 2011

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Issues highlights: Media ignores Ground Zero community center under construction. Terrorists are just folks, too. Obama finds Muslim victims where they don't exist. Oath on oldest American Bible. Court says war memorial cross must go. Elton John, "married" to another man, becomes a daddy. CPAC goes gay-er. The real war on Christmas.
The shooter: jared Loughner

Liberals, media take aim at female conservatives

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Did visceral political rhetoric lead to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, as the left and the “mainstream” media claims? Maybe … if you take into account the horrible attacks on Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann during the last election. The left and the mainstream media hate conservative women and do their best to dehumanize them. As conservative female political leaders are dehumanized it makes them easier for madmen to attack them,
Robert Aderholt with his family and John Boehner

January 7, 2011 - Washington, DC

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No Mr. Obama, Muslims were not killed during the attack on the church / Congressman takes oath on oldest American Bible / The Speaker's gavel changes hands, but will social conservatives benefit? / Court bans war memorial / Ground Zero mosque man's road show - Cultural Center now under construction! / Murder of a secularist leader in Pakistan / Imams pray for the killer, not the victim / Iran arrests more Christians / Home of Ann Frank turns antisemitic
One of many bombed out churches in the Middle East

Christmas is becoming a day of persecution for Christians

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Christmas Day is not celebrated until January 7th in Egypt by Coptic and other Christian denominations. About 130 Christians, including children, will probably remain imprisoned on January 7th, nearly two months after they were arrested when 2,000 members of the state security forces attacked their church building