Sending best wishes for a joyous Easter

April 20, 2014

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Say “No” to ‘Noah’ — Green politics minus God

March 29, 2014

No mention of God in the entire two hour movie

Breitbart News’ Senior Editor-At-Large Ben Shapiro has done a masterful job in his review of the newly released film, Noah —- widely anticipated as a family film with a rich Biblical morality factor. 

If you’ve been planning on taking the family and dropping more than a few bucks on tickets, Shapiro’s commentary, 9 Problems with Aronofsky’s ’Noah is a worthy read.

The traditional Biblical morality epic has been turned on its ear, with fanciful dramatic fabrications by director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky, an admitted atheist. The concept of sin has been transformed into destruction of the environment and animals. Further, Noah and his family are unrecognizable as the righteous beings chosen by God, as portrayed in the Biblical account.

The weather is idealPlan a bike ride. Go on a picnic. Plant a tree. Take a hike — away from Noah.


Crazed porn prof attacks teen pro-life activist

March 22, 2014

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young, is facing criminal charges after a videotaped confrontation with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign, harassed and tussled with the 16-year-old girl. 

Miller-Young, whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, claims she was “traumatized by the graphic imagery.”

Thrin Short, her older sister Joan, 21, and other young pro-life supporters are members of the Christian pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. They were holding signs and demonstrating in a free speech zone on the campus earlier this month when Miller-Young went berserk.

The professor was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. Read the police report courtesy of the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper.

This video of the assault and theft was made by the young victim.

The newspaper also has the full report, including a comment from the wordsmith lawyer representing Miller-Young, who called the pro-life supporters, “anti-choice.”


Religion of Peace update: Iraqi law legalizes child marriage

March 16, 2014

Within the framework of our American Judeo-Christian heritage, marriage is celebrated as a joyous occasion, uniting a man and woman as they begin a life partnership and build a family. In today’s world they are frequently both educated, on a career path, and often several years older than previous generations of brides and grooms.

Such is not the case in Muslim Iraq.

Under the draft measure Iraq’s Justice Ministry introduced late last year to the Cabinet, which approved it in February 2014 —- girls as young as 8 years and 8 months old can be given in marriage by their father, the only parent with the right to accept or refuse a marriage proposal. Often the men marrying these young children are decades older. Iraqi law has previously set the legal age for marriage with parental approval at 15.

The new measure, known as the Jaafari Persos law.nal Status Law, is based on the principles of Shiite Muslim religious law. Besides allowing for the marriage of child brides, the new law includes provisions that prohibit Muslim men from marrying non-Muslims, restricts women’s rights in matters of inheritance, limits their parental and other rights after divorce, simplifies the process for men to take multiple wives, legalizes marital rape and lowers the marriage age to fifteen for boys according to Human Rights Watch.


John McCain’s religious freedom memory lapse

March 15, 2014

The Weekly Standard’s articleJohn McCain Not Sure How Arizona’s Religious Freedom Bill Differed from Law He Voted Forprovides a revealing insight into the mind of Arizona’s very senior senator.

Only the fearless are willing to take such an excursion. Go ahead. You read Seeing Red AZ. You’re up to it.


Fading, agendized AZ Republic admits its irrelevancy

March 10, 2014

On life support, newspaper informs remaining readers it remains committed to radical agenda

Back in 2009 Seeing Red AZ likened the relentless diatribes in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) to those of a nagging ex-wife, who made an art form of breathing new life into wearisome old arguments.

The failing newspaper, rife with seemingly endless layoffs, cutbacks and increasing reliance on students from ASU’s left-leaning Cronkite School of Journalism, recently informed nearly two dozen community reporters they would need to work from their laptops at Starbucks and McDonald’swhich supply free WiFi — and consider their cars to be their offices.

Yet despite the myriad problems, Sunday’s edition features a “letter to our readers” from John Zidich, the daily’s publisher, CEO and Randy Lovely, Senior VP of news and audience development, boasting about coming changes and “completely redesigned” digital content. The Republic is hemorrhaging subscribers and must move to a completely online version in order to survive, so they tout what they call enhanced “depth and quality” while acknowledging “reading habits continue to change.” So does the Republic, which has shrunken to anorexic proportions and, in large part,  purchases news feed from outside sources.

Rather than informing, the newspaper engages in persistent misinformation campaigns on a variety of subjects — most recent being SB 1062 which it refer to as a watershed issue in the “gay rights movement.”  In fact the Religious Freedom Restoration Act simply  reinforced the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion. It became a “gay” issue because it was calculatedly configured that way by the newspaper which cheered the threats and derision which it vigorously stirred.

Sunday’s edition featured an oversized profile of freshman state House member Demion Clinco, (LD -2) a 28-year-old Tucson Democrat who was appointed just weeks ago to fill the seat vacated by Andrea Dalessandro. (She was appointed to the state Senate after Linda Lopez resigned.)  Clinco‘s large profile was not serendipitous. He is identified as “openly gay“ and was quoted regarding…what else…? SB 1062.  “It’s pretty appalling to hear a dialogue about using religion to discriminate against both myself and my community,”  Clinco is so new he doesn’t even have a bio or photo up on the House of Representative’s web page.  That fact doesn’t keep him from being the newspaper’s latest darling.

In recent years, the leftist newspaper has gotten more radical in its approach, blatantly employing contemptible tactics to promote its myopic dual agendaColumnists and editorialists have donned their jackboots to facilitate marching in lockstep with the attack strategy — irrespective of the facts. If you’re looking for contrivances passing as reporting and promoting the illegal invasion of the United States, glorification of same sex “marriage and homosexuals or a relentless bashing of conservatives in which the term “tea party” is used as a pejorative, the Arizona República is the real deal.  

If you’re looking for actual news, you won’t find it in the dying Arizona Republic.  As an example, this morning’s edition front-pages a vacuous report titled, “An entire career spent in one city,” a puff piece about the new city manager. It continues for a full inside jump page. Not a word about the chaos in Ukraine and the far-reaching ramifications of Vladimir Putin’s attempts to reestablish the USSR.  


AZ Republic’s hit pieces: Have you noticed a pattern?

March 4, 2014

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Conservatives repeatedly slammed, mischaracterized

It’s no secret the Arizona Republic is a leftward-lurching, agendized newspaper.  Most often the struggling daily concentrates its energies on promoting legalization of America’s illegal invaders and normalizing homosexuality. But superseding all else is its cause célèbre — advancing the Democrat party and its candidates.  It is via that method, after all, that the other issues move forward.

A couple of weeks ago a multi-page, fabricated exposé of Republican political consultant Sean Noble was Page One material. If disinterested readers skipped past it, they saw all that was needed to get the daily’s nefarious point across.  Accompanying his mega-size photo was the sinister title, “The Dark Money Man: Sean Noble, Koch cash and Politics.” 

Suddenly Noble transmogrified into evil personified. Despite the Republic’s usage of a ProPublica cut and paste smear passing as a “report”— actually containing nothing of substance, Noble didn’t  appear less than his name implies. What was missing was such disclosure from the Republic and the omission that ProPublica is a recipient of a massive funding stream from billionaire leftist George Soros with tentacles to radical Media Matters. Yet ProPublica innocently calls itself “an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.”

Hogwash.

On Sunday it was Cathi Herrod’s turn to be eviscerated. Herrod is the president of the conservative Center for Arizona Policy which promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage, family, and religious liberty. She is also an effective lobbyist for those issues. That makes her ripe for a barrage of attacks by the daily. Her above the fold, Page One portrayal was titled, “A Political Force Behind the Scenes; Activist wields influence on Ariz. Laws.”

Let’s hope so.

The newspaper is now shining its high beam distortion campaign on state Rep. John Kavanagh, (LD-8).The conservative lawmaker has been the subject of articles, columns and even an editorial which actually employed the word “Yuck” throughout — regarding his participation in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Kavanagh’s participation — he was one of several “roasters” —  at the  private dinner wrapping up the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, is obviously the lynchpin.  The newspaper despises Arpaio. A banquet room full of his friends and admirers poking fun at him, would bring on teeth gnashing at the Republic. So now the well respected John Kavanagh is being savaged.

The leftist newspaper became emboldened after contributing to the bogus upheaval playing out in tandem with suspect redistricting that resulted in Russell Pearce’s loss of his district seat and the senate presidency. He was defeated by a one-termer, but that was of no consequence to the Republic.  They simply wanted Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, out.

Attorney General Tom Horne is now in the daily’s sights. While Superintendent of Public Instruction, he successfully fought the racist and anti-American MAS program in Tucson Unified School District. As Attorney General he has been a standout, but not one of their choosing. Conservative Horne urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling, arguing that Arizona has a right to deny Medicaid funding to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood is scheduled to receive more than $1.5 billion in Medicaid subsidies

What do Noble, Herrod, Arpaio, Kavanagh, Pearce and Horne all have in common? They are independent thinking, conservative Republicans, who don’t take their marching orders from the editorial board of the dying newspaper or the squishy party establishment elites, earning them attacks from the daily — which wants to see all of the top offices led by Democrats. When they endorse a Republican it will be a RINO or the weakest candidate, positioning the Democrat to win the general.

This isn’t rocket science.


Canadian homosexual activists vs. religious rights

March 3, 2014
In a nutshell, Canadian Faith McGregor is a lesbian who wanted a “businessmen’s haircut.” Late in 2012, she went to the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto, owned by Omar Mahrouk, a Muslim barber.  He follows Sharia law, which prohibits males touching women not related to them.

Within short order, a legal complaint was lodged with the government’s Human Rights Tribunal in Ontario, where McGregor demanded that Mahrouk give her a haircut.

The Toronto Sun‘s Ezra Levant wrote, In the past, human rights commissions have been a great ally to gay activists, since traditionally, these activists have complained against Christians. And white Christians are the one ethnic identity group that human rights commissions don’t value, and that multiculturalism doesn’t include.

In recent years, Canadian human rights commissions have weighed a complaint about a women’s-only health club that refused a pre-operative transsexual male who wanted to change in the locker rooms.

They’ve ordered bed and breakfasts owned by Christian families to take in gay couples. They’ve censored pastors and priests who have criticized same-sex marriage. Gays win, because it’s a test of who is most outraged and offended.”

One might expect that in the case of the Muslim barber, the homosexual activists had met their match — if the test is who can be the most offended or most politically correct.

Read how the issue was actually resolved months after the complaint was filed.

This sensible editorial, “In the great Toronto haircut debate, common sense should prevail,” ran in the Toronto Star. In Arizona, the state’s newspaper of record relentlessly used its editorial and reporting contrivance bully pulpit to promote bias against the faith-based.


Radical homosexual agenda funded by billionaire lobby

February 26, 2014

Given the raucous demonstrations accompanied by cries of discrimination surrounding the issue of religious liberty SB 1062 has engendered here in Arizonait’s worth asking the question, “Just where does all the money advancing the ‘gay’ agenda come from?”  Michael Voris, who produces ChurchMilitant.TV, provides the answer.

Voris’ own religious perspective is Catholic, but his words hold truth regardless of one’s faith.

We urge you to watch the enlighteningPink Money.”

There is no discriminatory language pertaining to “gays’ or anyone else contained in SB 1062. That fact has not kept it from becoming a rallying cry for those relentlessly pushing the homosexual agenda. 

The Arizona Republic, leading the charge against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, “came out” long ago, as we previously pointed out in the post In their very gay element at the daily.

 


SB 1062 Discrimination? The left has a way with words

February 25, 2014

These past few days we in Arizona have been hearing a lot about discriminationfrom a single perspective. Just as SB 1070 spitefully transmogrified into the “show me your papers” lawSB 1062 is now gaining traction among liberals as the “OK-to-discriminate” bill. The fact that neither designation is factual means little to those spewing the falsehoods.

The issue to ponder as this bill has taken on a life of its own — fed by a frenzied media and fervent homosexual rights proponents — is who is actually oppressed? There is no question religion in under attack in America.

It’s important to understand that SB 1062 simply strengthens protections in Arizona law to defend against religious discrimination toward people of faith. Our country was founded upon the First Amendment and our right to freely exercise our religious beliefs. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Free Exercise clause prohibits the government from interfering with a person’s practice of their religion. The significance of the Free Exercise of Religion Clause is its affirmation of the value of religion in American culture.

Organized pressure is mounting against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is now on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk. Clamoring demonstrators, armed with signs and loud voices, have parked themselves at the state capitol, playing for the willing media, while conservative supporters of the bill are at work.

Absurdities rule the day. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have, of course, weighed in, imploring a veto. Bowing to pressure, state legislators who voted for the bill are peeling away and opportunistic gubernatorial candidates are preening to the cameras. Threats of relocating the 2015 Super Bowl are stirred into the bawdy brew by a previously unheard of Democrat governor from Delaware. The Drudge Report headlines with a photo of Arizona Gov. Brewer topping SHOWDOWN IN AZ.

Read The Christian Post’s in-depth analysis of the issue. Then sit back and wait for Brewer’s veto pen to scratch across SB 1062 — exactly  as she’s been advised to do by her left-leaning McAdvisors. 


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