Rachel Blevins – February 5, 2018
Lawmakers in the state of California are now pushing for families who homeschool their children to be subject to involuntary home visits from state employees—treating those parents with the same oversight and involvement that they would give parents who have abused their children.
The new regulations could consist of forced meetings with child protective services and other government agencies, which would leave the burden on the parents to prove to the government that they are fit to be parents who homeschool their children, according to the state’s guidelines.
As the Washington Examiner reported, if this increase in government oversight becomes law, it would “reduce the valid legal option of homeschooling from a fundamental parental right, to direct the education and school choice for children, to compelled consent to government intrusion upon the sanctity and privacy of the home and school choice.”
DW – February 8, 2018
With the US’s international role waning, Europe must define its own future, says a highly anticipated report. This assessment sets the agenda for leaders in the run-up to Germany’s pre-eminent conference on security.
Security experts are rarely optimists and security reports rarely optimistic. That holds true for the latest Munich Security Report published on Thursday. Titled “To the Brink — and Back?” it forecasts a new era of uncertainty on the horizon.
“In the last year, the world has gotten closer — much too close — to the brink of a significant conflict,” wrote Munich Security Conference (MSC) Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, who has served as Germany’s former ambassador to the US and UK.
Ischinger pointed to ever-louder saber rattling between the US and North Korea, the growing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and ongoing tensions between Russia and NATO in Europe.
Tim Brown – November 4, 2015
A sodomite activist group has sought to impose mandatory sexually perverse lessons on kids as young as five years old, demanding that they “learn about homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues.”
May I ask the obvious before continuing? What business does a 5-year-old need to know about sexuality, except they are a boy or girl at that age? They have absolutely no business being indoctrinated with sodomite, mentally ill and sexually perverse indoctrination at all, let alone at five years old!
However, the Christian Institute reports:
The leader of the Free Church of Scotland has criticised a call to make LGBT education compulsory in all schools across Scotland.
Revd David Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church, said the proposal is a “Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on all pupils”.
Pro-LGBT group Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) has launched a petition demanding that children as young as five learn about homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues, and this week it addressed the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee.
Grace Carr – December 29, 2017
California lawmakers are debating whether to adopt a bill that would require the state’s public universities and colleges to offer abortion drugs at their health centers.
Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva, will mandate that the state’s community colleges and public universities provide women with abortion pills for up to 10 weeks of pregnancy so they don’t face the “burden” of traveling to obtain an abortion.
While the bill — if passed — isn’t set to take effect until 2020, it would also require the state’s public university health centers that don’t already offer abortion pills to provide transportation to an abortion facility or to arrange an abortion for students requesting the procedure.
“If a UC, CSU or community college already has a student health center, it makes sense that they provide this health care service within that facility so that students do not have to travel many miles away from their work and school commitments in order to [have an abortion],”
Lela Gilbert – January 3, 2017
As 2017 drew to an end, the media missed one of the biggest news stories of the year: the persecution of Christians around the world.
According to a groundbreaking new report, “Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians Persecuted for Their Faith 2015-2017,” published by the Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need, Christian persecution is growing worse in virtually every nation.
The report states Western governments “failed to offer Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria the emergency help they needed as genocide got underway.”
Had Christian relief organizations and other institutions not stepped in to help, the report says, “the Christian presence could already have disappeared in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.”
Michael Bastasch – December 27, 2017
A blast of Arctic air brought temperatures in the city of International Falls, Minn., down to a new record low of -36 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning, beating out a nearly century-old record.
International Falls is known as the “ice box of the nation” because the town experiences a high of 32 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 100 days throughout a typical year. The previous record cold for the city was -32 degrees in 1924, but now that’s been shattered, the National Weather Service reported.
Temperatures hit -36 degrees in the early morning hours, NWS reported on Wednesday. Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue said the frigid temperatures are the result of freezing air coming down from the Canadian Arctic.
It’s been a cold few days for most of the country. The morning after Christmas saw three-quarters of the country at or below freezing, and record snowfall is blanketing the northeastern U.S.
WND – December 10, 2017
They’re doing it again!
The same group that recreated the Roman triumphal arch that once welcomed travelers to the Temple of Baal is now honoring another pagan deity.
The United Arab Emirates, the Italian mission to the United Nations and the Institute for Digital Archeology have re-created a statue of the goddess Athena which once stood in Palmyra, according to Breaking Israel News.
Though Athena was venerated as a goddess of reason, she was also known as “Athena Promachos,” a war goddess, and the re-created statue features her holding a spear. The exhibit, titled “The Spirit In the Stone,” is being hosted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
It’s another move by globalist organizations to honor pagan deities, months after the reconstructed “Arch of Baal” went on a world tour, including being placed outside the G7 meeting of the world’s industrialized nations.
September 26, 2017
Postings to the Faithful Watchman will be suspended from today until October 16, to allow the staff to make preparations for the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day.
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DW – September 15, 2017
World Hunger is on the rise after years of steady decline, warns a UN report released Friday.
Most of the world’s hungry people are in Asia and Africa, with 520 million and 243 million, respectively. But proportionally Africa is hardest hit, with 20 percent of people not having enough food – in Asia the ratio is 11.7 percent, according to the reported prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food Program and the World Health Organization.
Overall, the number of chronically hungry people rose to 815 million, or 11 percent of the world’s population, in 2016. The figure represents an increase of 38 million over the previous year.
It remains to be seen if the change is the start of a new trend or a one-off aberration, but the report attributes the increase to man-made conflicts, a sputtering economy and climate change.