April 18, 2008

Flip-flopping California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Vows to Kill Voter Initiative Defining Marriage as Only Between One Man and One Woman

An article in "The Washington Times," (April 12, 2008) reported that California Repubican Governor Arnold Schwarzennegger has vowed to work to kill the voter initiative which defines marriage as between only one man and one woman, even though previously he had vetoed bills which would have created homosexual "marriages." Each time in his veto-signing ceremony, Governor Schwarzennegger cited the huge number of Californians who voted to ban homosexual "marriages." His office said in 2005 that "the Governor believes the matter should be determined ... by court decision or another vote of the people of our state."

Indeed, the flip-flopping Governor Schwarzennegger now wrongly says that he is confident that the voters of California would defeat such an iniatitive if it qualifies to be on this November's ballot. Over one million California citizens have signed petitions to allow a vote this November on a ban on homosexual "marriages." Thus far 27 states, including the liberal states of Hawaii and Oregon and others, have overwhelmingly passed such voter initiatives banning homosexual "marriages" by a margin of 70% in the affirmative.

In a related issue, on March 4, the California Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the state's marriage law -- outlawing homosexual "marriages" approved by 61% of California voters in 2000 (Proposition 22) -- should be overturned. Proposition 22 said: "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Now a left-wing Governor, aided by the powerful homosexual lobby, is trying to thwart the will of the overwhelming majority of California citizens.

Pandering to an audience of homosexual Republicans, the so-called "Log Cabin" Republicans, Governor Schwarzennegger bragged that he would stop the citizens of California from having a constitutional amendment preventing homosexual "marriages," which incidentally would go against the trend of overwhelming votes voting for such amendments in the other states. Governor Schwarzennegger said, "...it will never happen...That's a total waste of time."

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!"

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Christian Coalition of America's Michele Combs Testifies at Federal Communication Commission's Summit at Stanford University Yesterday Regarding Christian Coalition's Support for "Net Neutrality"

Yesterday, Christian Coalition of America's Michele Combs testified at the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) summit at Stanford University in Berkeley, California, regarding Christian Coalition's support of "net neutrality." She also testified in support of the net neutrality legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering (MS) and Democrat Congressman Edward Markey (MA) called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008," H.R. 5353.

According to yesterday's "The Washington Post," she said in her testimony before the FCC on Thursday: "The Internet connects people all over the world in a manner and scope of ease that is impossible if it were not online. Organizations like the Christian Coalition should use the Internet to communicate with our members and worldwide audience without snooping or blocking or slowing down."

Yesterday's "San Mateo Daily News" reported that Michele Combs dismissed the the frequently cited concern that file sharing eases distribution of child pornography. "... Every major net neutrality proposal would allow providers to block illegal content," said Combs to a roar of applause. "The cable companies' argument is disingenuous, and frankly it offends me.'"

Christian Coalition of America is concerned that broadband providers will block other political speech. Comcast's attempts to slow BitTorrent in some situations could prevent Internet users from downloading copies of the Bible.

Christian Coalition generally supports a laissez faire policy by government, but in this case, broadband firms are engaging in the same kind of censorship as the Chinese government. Christian Coalition is worried about the cables and Bells being discriminatory regarding content on the Internet.

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Congressman Paul Broun Introduced "Military Honor and Decency Act," H.R.5822, to Eliminate Pornography Sold on Military Installations and Facilities Around the World

Christian Coalition of America commends Congressman Paul Broun, R-GA, for introducing a bill this week called the "Military Honor and Decency Act," H.R. 5822, to prevent the sale of sexually explicit material on military installations. Congressman Broun is a Marine and a former Naval Medical Officer and is deeply concerned for the welfare of our troops and their mission.

He said in a letter to the other 434 Members of the House of Representatives that "While filling the coffers of moguls like Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt, the sale of pornography has only served to escalate the number of violent, sexual crimes in the U.S., feed a base addiction, and further erode the family as the primary building block of society."

Congressman Broun also told his colleagues that: "The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 stated, in part, that 'The Secretary of Defense may not permit the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense."

"However, broad definitions in the statute have created a loophole which allows publications such as Playboy, Penhouse, and similar material that many (including myself) label as pornography to be distributed to and sold at military exchange stores. That is why I am sponsoring the Military Honor and Deceny Act. My bill will close the statutory loophole and right a bureaucratic -- and moral -- wrong."

ACTION ITEM: Please all your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor the Military Honor and Decency Act, H.R. 5822.

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Conservatives in House of Representatives Send Open Letter to U.S. Senators Asking them to Soundly Reject the Abominable Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)

Yesterday, conservative Members of the United States House of Representatives sent an open letter to the 100 Members of the United States Senate urging them to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty(LOST,) advocated by radical internationalists and socialists.

Here is a paragraph from their letter to the Senators: "...While there are some aspects of the treaty that may yield benefits to the United States, as asserted by certain elements of the U.S. Armed Forces, we remain deeply concerned that other aspects of the treaty would likely yield significant costs and restrictions for the United States, its businesses, and its citizens...."

The letter goes on to list a number of their grave concerns about the Law of the Seas Treaty such as the distinct possibility of America being subjected to the whim of radical internationalist courts. And American "could be required to transfer 'all kinds' of marine technologies to other countries, threatening American economic competitiveness and national security."

ACTION ITEM: Please both of your Senators at 202-224-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to call their leadership to urge them to not schedule a vote on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Gains Interim Agreement on Approving 3 more Circuit Court of Appeals Judges by Memorial Day vacation - The Resulting 10 Confirmed Bush Judges on Appeals Court is STILL 5 Judges Short of What Republicans Gave Bill Clinton During his Last 2 Years

On Tuesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) announced an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, to vote on three of President George W. Bush's nominees to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, making a total of 10 appeals court judges approved by the Democrat-controlled Senate. Contrasting this number, the Republican-controlled Senate allowed 15 of Bill Clinton's left-wing judges to sit on the Circuit Court of Appeals during his last 2 years in office.

Senate Republican Leader McConnell said following the interim agreement with Senator Reid, "I was encouraged by the Majority Leader's commitment to confirming three more circuit court nominees by Memorial Day. That will bring the total for the 110th Congress to 10, and it is a good step toward reaching the goal that we outlined at the beginning of this Congress of reaching the historical average.

"Because of the Majority Leader's good faith commitment, I'm confident that we'll have these additional nominees confirmed by Memorial Day." And Christian Coalition of America intends to keep fighting for President Bush's circuit court nominees until the Democrat-controlled Senate reaches at least the average number of confirmed appeals court judges, i.e. 17 appeals court judges.

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Tyrannical Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday Ruled that a Football Coach May not Silently Bow his Head or 'Take a knee' with his Team During Student-led Prayers Prior to a Football Game

High School Football Coach Marcus Borden used to pray with his teams before high school football games, a 25-year-old school tradition, and then when the politically-correct gave him too much grief just silently bowed his head or knelt down on his knee while his team prayed. However, the atheists and the ACLU naturally did not like even this and forced the school administration at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey -- using their phony "separation of church and state" arguments -- to prevent representatives of the school district -- such as coaches -- from participating in student-led prayer.

This past Wednesday, the liberal Third Circuit Court of Appeals tyrannically overruled a lower court judge's decision that the coach had First Amendment rights to pray with the team. United States District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh had ruled that the school district violated Coach Borden's constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of association and academic freedom. He had ruled that the school district -- because of the Constitution's Establishment Clause -- would not be subject to liability if Coach Borden showed his respect during his players' voluntary prayers.

However the left-wing majority on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals -- in reversing Judge Cavanaugh's decision -- said that Coach Borden's respectful conduct to the prayers being offered are not protected by the First Amendment, continuing the tradition of judicial tyranny which America has labored under for the past several decades. Thankfully, Coach Borden is going to appeal to the United States Supreme Court, hopefully with the correct outcome coming to fruition.

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Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer Holds up for 4 Days a Resolution to Honor Pope Benedict XVI's Historic Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City Because the Resolution Included the Phrase "the pope values 'each and every human life'"

The depths of partisanship to which some extreme left-wing Senators will sink was revealed this week when California Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer refused to allow a vote on a resolution honoring Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to Washington D.C. and New York City. She was appalled that the resolution included language about how the pope values "each and every life."

Senator Sam Brownback, R-KS, had sponsored the resolution and dropped the "offending" (to Barbara Boxer) words about respect for human life yesterday because of Senator Boxer's 4-day filibuster of his resolution. Boxer obviously is opposed to the Catholic Church's very strong opposition to abortion and thus was determined to block the original Brownback resolution.

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The Homeschool Movement of Millions of Children is Expected to Beat Back Challenge by Liberal Judge in California to Kill the Homeschool Movement

With a liberal California Court of Appeals judge temporarily stopping his decision to make all parents who homeschool be certified by the state of California, the clamour -- to ensure such tyrannical judicial decisions never happen again -- continues to grow all over the nation.

Just yesterday, in a column entitled "Bet on the homeschoolers," nationally-syndicated columnist William Rusher said, "(the judge) lives in California, where liberalism is still a flourishing belief system, and where parents are widely regarded as simply the mechanism whereby new generations of youngsters are created and turned over to the state for polishing."

Mr. Rusher went on to say, "But he is a loser nonetheless, as he will discover when his ruling is overturned on appeal or, failing that, struck down by the legislature or, if necessary, by an amendment to the state constitution. The parents of California are not about to surrender the right to decide what fundamentals their children shall be taught."

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Christian Coalition Activists Need to Encourage 110th Congress to Pass Both "Net Neutrality" and "Multicast-Equal Access" Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Religious Broadcasters - Democrat-controlled Congress Expected to Pass "Net Neutrality"

"Multicast/Equal Access" (formerly called "Multicast/Must-carry") will go a long way to preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters. Without a "Multicast/Equal Access" law, the cable and satellite companies would probably not add new Christian channels and the influence of current Christian channels will be diluted.

ACTION ITEM: Please all your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor the Net Neutrality legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering and Democrat Congressman Edward Markey called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008," H.R. 5353.

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Join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate

Please sign our petition and join the Judicial Task Force at: http://www.cc.org/taskforce.cfm

Encourage your family, friends and church friends to also sign the petition at our website and to join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate.

There are a number of President Bush's Circuit Court of Appeals' nominees who have not yet received a Senate floor vote. The challenge to confirm President Bush's nominees in a Democrat-controlled Senate will be very difficult and we need your help in doing just that. You will become part of a team of individuals who are committed to being ready on a moment’s notice to take action when obstruction occurs.

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Please keep the above issues in prayer. Through prayer and action great and mighty things can be accomplished.

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”

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