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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Threatens Pastors

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has sent a letter to approximately 100,000 pastors in the United States. The letter concerns "Election Season 2008" warning pastors to not make political statements and from endorsing or opposing candidates for public office. The consequences, Rev. Lynn warns, include a church or religious organization getting investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and losing tax exemption. The letter further warns that the IRS has announced heightened enforcement. "The tax agency has established an expedited process for dealing with reports of violations," Lynn said. He indicated that Pat Robertson's CBN and Jerry Falwell's "Old Time Gospel Hour" have been subject to audits and retroactive tax payments for violating the "no electioneering" rule.

What the Rev. Lynn didn't disclose in his warning letter to mostly conservative evangelical pastors is that he is an ordained United Church of Christ minister- in the same liberal denomination as his colleague, fellow ordained United Church of Christ minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright of "God damn America...the KKK of A" fame and Senator Barack Obama's former pastor.

It's odd that this letter cites to sanctions against conservative evangelicals like Southern Baptists Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, but conveniently ignores the activities of liberal Jeremiah Wright. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has on its site an entire section criticizing the "Religious Right," but not a word on the Religious Left, including Jeremiah Wright with other liberals like Tony Campolo, Ron Sider, Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, Jimmy Carter, and Rick Warren. Americans United insists that AU is looking for "solid evidence of illegal misuse of tax-exempt resources and filing complaints to the IRS on an even-handed basis when we find it."

"When a religious leader, acting in his official capacity, identifies a candidate in a specific election and tells his congregation to vote for or against that candidate, then it is an IRS violation. It makes no difference to us what party that candidate belongs to, and AU’s history proves that we really mean it. We are a nonpartisan organization, and we have filed IRS complaints about religious organizations working on behalf of (or against) Republican, Democratic and Independent candidates." Ameicans United does not appear to have investigated Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ.

Chick Fan Club President Richard Lee tore up this letter in front of his congregation behind the pulpit of his New Hope Center church after finding it on his church office desk on Sunday morning. Why would the Rev. Lynn care so much about a small conservative evangelical and Pentecostal church in rural Washington State possibly violating the IRS tax exempt laws but ignore his own denominational collegue in Chicago, Illinois at the liberal Trinity United Church of Christ who spouted such partisan anti-American hatred?
See Chick's "Escape"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kitty Sneezes Interview on Chick book and film

Here's a somewhat quirky interview about the Chick book and film:

Monday, October 27, 2008

California School Holds 'Gay Day' for Kindergartners

Parents in Hayward, Calif., were shocked to learn their children were being taught to be "allies" of homosexuals, WorldNetDaily reported.

Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science reportedly did not inform parents of its pro-homosexual activities, which included "Coming Out Day," "Ally Week" and Gay and Lesbian History Month.

Pacific Justice Institute attorneys, who are advising the parents, said the school also is planning to host TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud, an event where students will hear adapted tales such as Jane and the Beanstalk.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, said this demonstrates why Californians need to vote "Yes" on Proposition 8, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

"Do we need further proof that gay activists will target children as early as possible?" he asked. "Opponents of traditional marriage keep telling us that Prop. 8. has nothing to do with education. In reality, they want to push the gay lifestyle on kindergarteners.

Meanwhile, the crusade for gay marriage continues. Proposition 8 (if it passes) would reverse the State Supreme Court's legalization of sam sex marriage, but San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told gay supporters, "It's going to happen now (gay marriage), whether you like it or not." See Chick's SIN CITY.

NYC Man Says Hindu God Appeared to Him in Plant

A New York City man says the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh appeared to him in his backyard in the shape of a 4-foot-tall purple flower.

The amaranth plant in the backyard of Sam Lal's home in the Queens section of the city began to resemble an elephant's head and trunk in August after growing all summer.

The 60-year-old Hindu man tells the Daily News it appears to have healed him. He says pain he suffered from a bone spur disappeared when the plant grew.

See Chick's THE TRAITOR.

Swiss Biologists Told To Respect Rights Of Plants

For years, Swiss scientists have blithely created genetically modified rice, corn and apples. But did they ever stop to consider just how humiliating such experiments may be to plants?

That's a question they must now ask. Last spring, this small Alpine nation began mandating that geneticists conduct their research without trampling on a plant's dignity.

"Unfortunately, we have to take it seriously," Beat Keller, a molecular biologist at the University of Zurich. "It's one more constraint on doing genetic research."

Dr. Keller recently sought government permission to do a field trial of genetically modified wheat that has been bred to resist a fungus. He first had to debate the finer points of plant dignity with university ethicists. Then, in a written application to the government, he tried to explain why the planned trial wouldn't "disturb the vital functions or lifestyle" of the plants. He eventually got the green light.

The rule, based on a constitutional amendment, came into being after the Swiss Parliament asked a panel of philosophers, lawyers, geneticists and theologians to establish the meaning of flora's dignity

"We couldn't start laughing and tell the government we're not going to do anything about it," says Markus Schefer, a member of the ethics panel and a professor of law at the University of Basel. "The constitution requires it."

Although the plants have achieved these newfound rights in Switzerland, abortion is still legal there. See Chick's WHO MURDERED CLARICE?


The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral in California, announced Saturday that his son will no longer appear on his TV program.

The elder Schuller put his son, Robert A. Schuller, in charge of his ministry in January 2006. That included the Crystal Cathedral and the syndicated "Hour of Power."

"No longer will the 'Hour of Power' be the voice and face of just one or two individuals," Robert H. Schuller said. Without being specific, he said he and his son had "different ideas" on the direction of the ministry.

See Chick's THE BRAT.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tony Alamo denied bail

A federal magistrate called Tony Alamo a flight risk Wednesday as he ordered the evangelist held without bail until his trial on charges that he took a minor across state lines for sex.

The ruling came after Alamo's former followers testified at a hearing that they were often beaten at his instructions and one said Alamo practiced polygamy with several females, including a 9-year-old girl.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant noted that Alamo is charged with a violent crime and said he also considered that Alamo fled a California child-abuse charge in 1989 and was arrested two years later in Tampa, Fla., living under an assumed name. Alamo has access to various vehicles, he said.

Witnesses said Alamo controls businesses and ministry locations in several states. They said none of the properties are Alamo's name, which Bryant also considered as a point against letting Alamo free.

Alamo, 74, said nothing after the ruling. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 19.

He was arrested in Flagstaff, Ariz., five days after a Sept. 20 police raid on the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in the southwest Arkansas town of Fouke. Six girls were taken into state custody for their protection.

During Wednesday's hearing, Arkansas state troopers searched the compound anew, State Police spokesman Bill Sadler confirmed, without elaborating.

One witness called to the stand by prosecutors Wednesday, Jael Sprinkle, 32, testified that she was taken as Alamo's wife at age 17 and was considered his wife for two years. She said that Alamo had five other wives at the time and that she knew of him taking a 9-year-old girl as one.

Strangely, Alamo's life parallels that of Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. As Alamo was one of Jack Chick's allies, it is not likely that Chick would do a Crusaders Comic detailing the activities of the Alamo Church! Haw haw haw!
Strangely, whenever its an alleged religious kook who the press covers, he always seems to live in a "compound." Alberto warned of "innocent" religious retreats depicted as cults in order to shut down "Bible believing Christians."
See "Double Cross"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama's VP predicts major crisis if his boss is elected

Senator Joe Biden warned a group of his supporters that if Obama is elected, there would be an international crisis to test the 47-year-old Senator. "Mark my words", the senior Senator warned, "It will happen in the first six months." He also warned Democrats that Obama would need their support since he would seem to take the wrong action. Biden didn't know his remarks were being taped. Later, Obama told reporters Biden was predicting EITHER candidate would be tested with a crisis, caused by the Bush Administration (which he blames everything on) but Biden's remarks were clearly aimed at Obama. What crisis was Biden predicting? Who knows-- but it might be a good time to brush up on Chick's KINGS OF THE EAST.

Monday, October 20, 2008

William Ayres Remembered

The recent controversy over Obama and his ties with former domestic terrorists William Ayres were explored on Fox Sunday. Ayres was part of a group who bombed the Pentagon and the nation's capitol. He told followers to "Kill your parents. That's where it's at!" Later, he was tried by acquitted on a technicality. His response? "Free as a bird, guilty as hell, ain't America grand?" He later said in the New York Times his only regret wasn't doing more-- and it was published on 9/11. Obama wrote the forward to one of Ayres reactionary books. Now the candidate is trying to distance himself from radical. See Chick's THE POOR REVOLUTIONARY.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mark Foley vs. Tim Mahoney

While the last election was help decided by the "Mark Foley Scandal", Foley's Democrat replacement has a ssandal. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D) has admitted multiple affairs, even while running on a campaign of "family values". This scandal, however, doesn't seem to be getting the same media attention, when Democrats called Foley's actions as proof of a "culture of corruption". See Chick's BUSTED.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fat Killer Killed

Richard Cooey, a 267 pound murderer, was executed this morning. He had stalled his execution nearly 20 years (which is all too common in death cases) and then tried to use his obiesity as a reason why he shouldn't be executed. For his last meal, Cooey ordered T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, onion rings, french fries, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, hash browns, a pint of rocky road ice cream, a Mountain Dew soft drink and bear claw pastries. (Gee, I wonder why he was fat?) Cooey raped and killed two female students in 1986. (Give our regards to the Angel of Light.) See Chick's THE EXECUTION.

Wanna Bet that UFOs Land on Earth?

Vegas gamblers make bets on whether UFOs will really land on Earth today as predicted by a psychic who said it would not occure secretly, but in a nationally noticed event by midnight. (That's all we need right now... more illegals.) See Chick's SQUATTERS.

Israel Says "No" to Black Jews

Israel reverses it's earlier embrace of Jewish Ethopians and no longer welcomes them as Jewish citizens. They says the blacks have been moving to Israel for economic reasons and are not really Jewish. (They used to be welcomed as part of a plan to fill settlements in Arab neighborhoods, but now that plan seems to have been sidelined by current events.) See Chick's LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

Billy Graham Out of Hospital

Rev. Billy Graham is back from the hospital after tripping over the family dog. The frail evangelist is now 90-years-old. See Chick's REVEREND WONDERFUL.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

11,000 Gays "wed"

A recent study states 11,000 homosexuals have taken advantage of the opening in California to get married, despite a voter amendment that could overturn them this November. Another 109,000 gay couples are said to be in that state. As in Massachusetts, activist judges allowed the marriages to go into effect, hoping voters will feel defeated and won't bother to vote for the amendment to overturn the unions. Public polls show the vast majority of Americans oppose changing what marriage is all about. See Chick's SIN CITY.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Chistian Bookstore Removes Female Pastor Covers

The Lifeway Christian Bookstore chain stocks many Christian magazines on its shelves. But now it has pulled the latest issue of 'Gospel Today' because of its cover, which showcases some prominent women pastors. The bookstore chain is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, which says that its denomination does not approve of female church leaders. See Chick's REV. WONDERFUL