Satanists’ antics result in AZ GOP chair launching recall

February 5, 2016

Seeing Red AZ  recently covered the Phoenix City Council’s plan  — on the advice of its legal council — to allow a Satanist to deliver the “invocation” (formerly known as the opening prayer), at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

As might be expected, all hell broke loose. The majority of council members were not onboard with this affront. Satanist Stuart de Haan, a Tucson lawyer equipped with a king-sized agenda, initially made the request, saying his group is opposed to “religious tyranny” — presumably his view of prayer. The Satanists threatened a lawsuit.

The daily reported that Phoenix City Attorney Brad Holm’s statement provided no recourse:

“Consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction, the city cannot dictate religious viewpoints or the content of a prayer, Holm wrote. “In addition, government may not exclude a denomination or a religion from praying under these circumstances.”

In response, the council, after hearing testimony from both sides, voted to replace the traditional prayer with a moment of silence, according to this Fox News report.

But the saga doesn’t end there. On Thursday, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham’s spokesman blasted out an email titled, “We Need Prayer!” There’s nothing to disagree with in the content of Graham’s message, but the last paragraph and follow-up sentence were puzzling:.

“If a show of humility to God, rich in the American tradition, is to be ended because of a few satanic bullies, how are we going to fix some of our community’s and nation’s most pressing problems? Maybe it is time we send a message to the Phoenix City Council that they are out of touch with the people of Phoenix.”

Graham is collecting information necessary to create a ballot initiative to reinstate public prayer, as well as for the recall of elected Phoenix public officials.

Is Graham aiming for the mayor, the city attorney or the council members?

Stay tuned.


Phx City Council meeting: Satanists to deliver prayer

January 30, 2016

Will Mayor Greg Stanton bow his PC head in reverence?

Political correctness is in full bloom in Phoenix. The blue city in a red state has struggled under liberal Democrat mayors since the embarrassing Phil Gordon held sway at City Hall from 2004  — until the equally left-wing Greg Stanton was elected in 2012.

Phoenix city government promotes the sham of non-partisan elections though it’s always been clear where political allegiances lie.

In typical liberal fashion, Stanton, who led the 2014 “gay pride” parade and officially recognized the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has now approved representatives of a local Satanic group delivering the invocation — previously known as the opening prayer — at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

Read the Fox News coverage, which includes a reassuring claim from one of the Satanists who refused to disclose what the group was planning for the invocation, but said, “We don’t intend on doing anything offensive.”

By whose standards?


New Year 2016: Obama transforms America

December 31, 2015

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As we embark upon this New Year, there is no better time to renew our acquaintance with America’s founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

They have served us well. The least we can do is stay familiar with what they contain, hold our Republican House and Senate majorities accountable and ensure that our children know what blessings we have been given as a nation.

Then ponder this census clock, which gives us all something to think about:

One birth every 8 seconds — One death every 12 seconds — One “international migrant” (net) every 29 seconds.

May God bless us all in the coming year.


T’was the night before Christmas….

December 24, 2015

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As is our tradition, we present this charming image of Clement Clarke Moore’s original handwritten poem, “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” It was penned in 1822 as a gift to his children. Here is the fulleasier to read version.

Enjoy Christmas Eve.


Students sing ‘Allah Akbar’ at holiday concert

December 20, 2015

Christmas morphs into excuse for absurd political correctness

A song of praise to Allah was considered appropriate and defended by the local school district at Blaine High School in Minnesota, who claim it supports “inclusion.”

Parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning the decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.

‘Allah Akbar’ meaning ‘Allah is greater,’ has been the favored phrase used by jihadist terrorists as they commit their bloody carnage in the U.S. and around the world.

In this video report, reporter Todd Starnes asks if Christian songs such as “Jesus Loves Me” or “Onward Christian Soldiers” will be sung at the school during Ramadan. What do you think?


“Merry Christmas!” scores big win for Spencers

December 5, 2015

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Remember when those words didn’t stand out as unique?

Store clerks greet us with “Happy Holidays,” so as not to offend. We live in a diverse society, don’cha know? After all, the word Christmas is so very….Christian.  School plays now celebrate winter and beloved carols have been replaced by sanitized renditions of “Frosty the Snowman.”

But one Valley store is proudly bucking that inane trend. Spencer’s TV and Appliance, whose slogan is, “It’s like having a friend in the business,” uses the top of its full page newspaper ad to proudly declare, “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas at Spencers.”

With numerous locations across the Valley you’re sure to find what you’re looking for nearby. They carry quality merchandise, provide exceptional service and carry a pledge to beat the price of any competitor. In addition, they don’t cower behind a veil of political correctness.

Check Spencers out for your holiday shopping. According to their ad, their newest store also features a complete audio department with full installation services. 

And while you’re there, be sure to wish the Spencers’ employees a “Merry Christmas!” The nice part is, they’ll respond in kind.


Anarchy reigns at University of Missouri

November 11, 2015

Threat: “This is just the beginning”

By now we’ve all heard about the student protests at the University of Missouri resulting in the resignations of the school’s president, Tim Wolfe and chancellor. R. Bowen Loftin. Amid demands for “racial justice” and insistence Wolfe acknowledge his “white male privilege,” the black activist student group known as Concerned Student 1950, made numerous other demands posted here in the Independent Journal.

Racism is not the issue. CNS News reports on the university’s black elected student body president, Peyton Head, discussing “empowerment.” This lunacy is rooted in leftist politics.

The school’s football team joined the fray after a black graduate student from a multimillionaire family,* began a hunger strike, bizarrely saying the dispute would either end with Wolfe resigning or the student dying. But it came down to the team, joined by its coach, using the threat of not playing its game against BYU, which if canceled would have cost the university well over $1 million.

Following Wolfe’s resignation, the university’s athletic department issued a statement that the football team would return to the practice field to prepare for its Saturday game.

After Wolfe weakly complied to the mob, the hunger striking student announced on Twitter that he had cancelled his self-imposed starvation.

“Our demands must be met in totality to create systems of healing within the UM System,” said Marshall Allen, one of the protesters. “In addition to this, students, staff and faculty of color must be involved in the process of deciding who will be our next UM System president.”

As is often the case, the adage “follow the money” works here. Not only is there the immense revenue generated by the football game, but there is also a back story that has received little attention. Unrest actually began in August when the university announced it would no longer be offering health insurance subsidies for graduate students. MU said it can no longer pay for graduate students’ health insurance because of changes in federal health care policy under Obamacare.

To no one’s surprise, the White House praised the protesters, though others regard the model of the football team holding the presidency hostage as setting a dangerous precedent and further proof that political correctness on university campuses has a stranglehold on rational thinking, making administrators who had recently been praised for their stewardship of a complex institution suddenly vulnerable to student mayhem.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder denounced a university faculty member who deprived student reporters of their First Amendment rights after she was videotaped harassing and trying to kick the reporters out of their “no media safe space.” Read his statement as reported on Mediaite here. Kinder will be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2016.

*H/T Joe Holleman St. Louis Today


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