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Christian Leaders Unite Against Proposed Iran Agreement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Christian leaders have come together under the banner of American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) in order to unite their voices in support of Israel, thereby having far greater impact than any one organization. Their first initiative addresses the Iran Agreement, an issue affecting both Israel and the United States.

Today, this network sent a petition to the White House, copied to Congressional leaders, against any agreement that does not dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. Some 650 Pastors and Christian leaders representing tens of millions of grassroots Americans have signed onto that letter found at www.aclforisrael.com/iran-statement. The list of signers is found here.

“Through this joint initiative, we want to demonstrate that this is not a partisan issue, nor a Jewish issue, nor only an Israel issue, but it is an American issue, and millions of grassroots Americans are opposed to this disastrous deal,” stated Susan Michael, U.S. Director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). ACLI is a project of the U.S. Branch of ICEJ.

“This network of Christian leaders in support of Israel is unprecedented,” added Michael, “and reflects the gravity of the situation. We are asking all members of Congress to set aside partisan issues and vote against the agreement.”

In addition to signing the petition, many of these leaders have made statements and efforts of their own in opposition to the proposed agreement. Together they have issued millions of emails, spoken to vast audiences on-air, generated tens of thousands of emails and phone calls to members of Congress, and have informed their constituencies on the contents and problems of the agreement.

“CUFI Action Fund sent more than 1.1 million emails to grassroots activists in addition to launching a six-figure media campaign.” — Gary Bauer, Washington Director, CUFI Action Fund

“This deal is not only bad; it is very dangerous. It falls woefully short of what both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have said is acceptable. We lead an evangelical Hispanic community which represents more than 40,000 Hispanic churches across America. We are asking Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to oppose this deal.” — Mario Bramnick, President, the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition, subsidiary of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

“Christian Coalition sent emails to some 3 million people and organized lobbying appointments for their state directors as well as on Capitol Hill.” — Roberta Combs, President and CEO, Christian Coalition of America

“Like it or not, the weak leaders of the West concluded a weak deal with Iran…Obama’s legacy may prove to be more explosive than he ever imagined.” — Earl Cox, Broadcaster and Journalist, Israel Always

“AGLOW’s call at this urgent moment in history is an Esther call. Just as God empowered Moses and Esther to speak to their ancient leaders, I’m now calling on the men and women of Aglow to follow our biblical role models and talk to our modern leaders.” — Jane Hansen Hoyt, President and CEO, Aglow International

“First and foremost, this deal should be rejected on the fundamental grounds that Iran continues to unjustly and brutally detain American citizens, including Pastor Saeed Abedini,… Moreover, this agreement puts Israel, America’s steadfast Middle East ally, at great risk and … demands the rejection of this proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.” — Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO, the National Religious Broadcasters

“Traditional Values Coalition has been aggressive in its opposition to the Iran Deal, mobilizing millions of Christians represented by our network of 43,000 churches, ministries and grassroots activists, lobbying members of Congress sitting on the fence that a wide bi-partisan opposition to the Iran Deal exists, and arguing forcefully that the alternative to this bad deal is not war — it’s a better deal.” — Andrea Lafferty, President, Traditional Values Coalition

“The ICEJ, with branches in 80 countries, obtained 90,000 signatures on two petitions: 60,000 of them in the U.S. addressing their concerns to the White House and Congressional leaders, while 30,000 outside the U.S. were sent to the other P5+1 leaders.” — Susan Michael, U.S. Director, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

“This deal with Iran is a bad deal for the U.S., our ally Israel, and the four American hostages who were left behind. No deal is better than a bad deal that locks in the negative consequences currently incorporated. CWALAC activated our half-a-million members, particularly focused on a number of key states, and also organized a lobbying day on Capitol Hill to express our opposition to the deal.” — Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America

“It’s not just the American people and the Israeli people that need American leadership now. … Who will be the voice for freedom and civility in the world if not America? … Our national anthem says that America is the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Free and brave people don’t do deals like this.” — Star Parker, Founder and President, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education

“The Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters, which represents outlets reaching 60 million viewers and listeners, earlier this year unanimously approved a formal Resolution calling ‘on the United States to continue to stand steadfast by Israel in its time of need.’ This agreement falls dangerously short of that position.” — Linda Smith, COO & EVP, the National Religious Broadcasters

“The IRD spoke out against the letter in favor of the Iran Agreement that had been organized by the Friends Committee on National Legislation and National Council of Churches saying it continues a longtime religiously utopian tradition of addressing the world as it wishes it to be instead of reality.” — Mark Tooley, Executive Director, The Institute for Religion and Democracy

About American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI)
On behalf of the tens of millions of American Christians that we collectively represent, we the members of ACLI seek to provide a unified voice of truth to the American public in support of Israel and the Jewish people. American Christian Leaders for Israel is a project of the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Learn more at 
aclforisrael.com.

About International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ)
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was established in 1980 in recognition of the biblical significance of all of Jerusalem, and its unique connection with the Jewish people of Israel. Today it represents millions of Christians, churches and denominations to the nation and people. Our work with its head office in Jerusalem reaches more than 140 countries with branch offices in over 80 nations. Learn more at 
us.icej.org.

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650 Christian leaders rally for Israel vs. Iran nuke deal

Hundreds of Christian leaders and pastors are uniting to support Israel through the American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) network to voice strong opposition against the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iraq.

A Closer Look

ACLI petitioned the White House — and copied congressional leaders — strongly voicing its opposition to America’s agreement with Iran that failed to demand the Islamic Republic’s dismantling of its nuclear program, which dissenters say threatens not only Israel and Middle Eastern nations, but Europe and the United States, as well.

Tens of millions of grassroots Americans were represented in the letter signed by more than 650 Christian leaders listed here, telling White House officials that the Iran deal is bad for Israel, bad for America and bad for global security.

A bad idea no matter how you look at it

U.S. Director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Susan Michael argues that the stance of ACLI—the American branch of ICEJ—represents a common concern for people from diverse religious, ethnic and political backgrounds.

“Through this joint initiative, we want to demonstrate that this is not a partisan issue, nor a Jewish issue, nor only an Israel issue, but it is an American issue, and millions of grassroots Americans are opposed to this disastrous deal,” Michael declared. “This network of Christian leaders in support of Israel is unprecedented and reflects the gravity of the situation.”

With a great backing, Michael is urging Washington to forget about party politics and act to protect American citizens.

“We are asking all members of Congress to set aside partisan issues and vote against the agreement,” Michael continued. “The ICEJ, with branches in 80 countries, obtained 90,000 signatures on two petitions: 60,000 of them in the U.S. addressing their concerns to the White House and Congressional leaders, while 30,000 outside the U.S. were sent to the other P5+1 leaders.”

A concerted effort against the deal

Besides their opposition expressed in the petition, numerous Christian leaders issued personal statements pointing out the flawed reasoning behind the controversial Iran nuke deal. The concerted effort includes millions of emails to authorities, on-air speaking engagements, tens of thousands of emails and phone calls to members of Congress and statements informing their constituencies of the numerous problems plaguing the deal.

CUFI Action Fund Washington Director Gary Bauer conveyed the magnitude of the effort.

“CUFI Action Fund sent more than 1.1 million emails to grassroots activists in addition to launching a six-figure media campaign,” Bauer noted.

The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) explained that the Obama administration’s nuke deal with Iran can have dire consequences.

“This deal is not only bad; it is very dangerous,” said Mario Bramnick, who serves as the president of HILC — a subsidiary of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. “It falls woefully short of what both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have said is acceptable.”

Bramnick noted that tens of thousands of Latino Christians are standing against the deal and he is appealing to Congress to make a stand, as well.

“We lead an evangelical Hispanic community which represents more than 40,000 Hispanic churches across America,” Bramnick stated. “We are asking members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to oppose this deal.”

Christian Coalition of America President and CEO Roberta Combs announced a broad from Christian pro-Israel supporters to put an end to the Iran nuke deal.

“Christian Coalition sent emails to some 3 million people and organized lobbying appointments for their state directors, as well as on Capitol Hill,” Combs reported.

Earl Cox, a journalist and broadcaster for Israel Always, gave a warning about the grave danger to which the Obama administration is subjecting the world.

“Like it or not, the weak leaders of the West concluded a weak deal with Iran,” Cox proclaimed. “Obama’s legacy may prove to be more explosive than he ever imagined.”

Standing on the Bible and for Israel

Aglow International President and CEO Jan Hansen Hoyt said that Christians’ obligation to take a stand against the Iran deal is of biblical proportions.

“AGLOW’s call at this urgent moment in history is an Esther call,” Hansen asserted. “Just as God empowered Moses and Esther to speak to their ancient leaders, I’m now calling on the men and women of AGLOW to follow our biblical role models and talk to our modern leaders.”

National Religious Broadcasters President and CEO Jerry A. Johnson says the deal should be thrown out not only on principle, but out of loyalty to one of America’s greatest allies over the decades.

“First and foremost, this deal should be rejected on the fundamental grounds that Iran continues to unjustly and brutally detain American citizens, including Pastor Saeed Abedini,” Johnson argued. “Moreover, this agreement puts Israel, America’s steadfast Middle East ally, at great risk and … demands the rejection of this proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.”

A dangerous deal in more ways than one

Speaking against the agreement, Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty called out the fallacy that war would break out if the U.S. didn’t concede to Iran’s demands in the deal.

“Traditional Values Coalition has been aggressive in its opposition to the Iran deal, mobilizing millions of Christians represented by our network of 43,000 churches, ministries and grassroots activists, lobbying members of Congress sitting on the fence that a wide bi-partisan opposition to the Iran deal exists, and arguing forcefully that the alternative to this bad deal is not war — it’s a better deal,” Lafferty informed.

Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance says that America is turning its back on its key ally and against citizens by going ahead with the Iran nuke deal.

“This deal with Iran is a bad deal for the U.S., our ally Israel, and the four American hostages who were left behind,” Nance insists. “No deal is better than a bad deal that locks in the negative consequences currently incorporated. CWALAC activated our half-a-million members, particularly focused on a number of key states, and also organized a lobbying day on Capitol Hill to express our opposition to the deal.”

America’s descent from being a bold and respected world leader was emphasized by Center for Urban Renewal and Education President and Founder Star Parker.

“It’s not just the American people and the Israeli people that need American leadership now,” Parker points out. “Who will be the voice for freedom and civility in the world if not America? Our national anthem says that America is the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Free and brave people don’t do deals like this.”

National Religious Broadcasters COO and Executive Vice President Linda Smith says that Obama’s nuke deal is a tragic mistake that sends a message that we don’t have our Middle East friend’s back.

“The Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters, which represents outlets reaching 60 million viewers and listeners, earlier this year unanimously approved a formal Resolution calling ‘on the United States to continue to stand steadfast by Israel in its time of need,’” Smith shared. “This agreement falls dangerously short of that position.”

Pointing out the unrealistic expectations held by those supporting the Iran nuke deal, The Institute for Religion and Democracy Executive Director Mark Tooley says that those in agreement with the Obama administration’s foreign policy leading up to the Iran nuke deal need a reality check.

“The IRD spoke out against the letter in favor of the Iran Agreement that had been organized by the Friends Committee on National Legislation and National Council of Churches, saying it continues a longtime religiously utopian tradition of addressing the world as it wishes it to be instead of reality,” Tooley concluded.

Orignal article can be read here: http://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2015/09/05/650-christian-leaders-rally-for-israel-vs-iran-nuke-deal

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Christian Leaders Call on Congress to Fight Dangerous Nuclear Deal

Describing it as an “Esther call,” about 650 pastors and Christian leaders called on members of Congress to oppose the Iranian nuclear deal, saying it posts an existential threat to both Israel and the United States.

“Just as God empowered Moses and Esther to speak to their ancient leaders, I’m now calling on the men and women of Aglow to follow our biblical role models and talk to our modern leaders,” says Jane Hansen Hoyt, president and chief executive officer of Aglow International.

Coming together under the banner of American Christian Leaders for Israel, the network sent a petition to the White House and members of Congress on Thursday, urging them to oppose any agreement that does not dismantle Iran’s nuclear program.

The pastors and Christian leaders represent tens of millions of Americans.

Jerry A. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the National Religious Broadcasters; Mario Bramnick, president of the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition; and Roberta Combs, president and chief executive officer of the Christian Coalition of America, adorn the list of prominent Christian leaders involved in the movement. The list of the petition’s signers can be found here.

Bramnick says members of Congress and the American people need to understand the potential ramifications of the nuclear deal from a biblical standpoint.

“We need to know that in Genesis we are mandated to bless Israel and that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed,” Bramnick says. “The U.S. now, from a biblical standpoint, is in a very dangerous situation. Our administration through this deal has turned its back on Israel, jeopardizing the security of Israel and opening the potential floodgates with issues regarding the judgment of the Lord.”

The deal would allow Iran to continue its nuclear operations as it has been through “deception and delay” and would not require “real inspections,” Bramnick says. Iran would receive more than $100 billion in sanctions relief to “help fund terrorism and strengthen Iran’s reach worldwide through Hezbollah, Hamas and other proxies,” he says.

“Also, there were secret deals that allows Iran to collect its own soil to prove compliance without any inspections, and most outrageously, a secret deal that would have the U.S. administration defending Iran against attacks from ‘outside countries’—in other words, Israel if it would seek to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

“This deal, if the truth of the deal is ever made known to the American public, should be an outrage to every American whether they are Christians or not, and whether they are Republicans or Democrats. It not only poses an existential threat to the security and safety of Israel; it is a major threat to our own national security.”

Joel Rosenberg, a New York Times best-selling author and a former adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, says he’s grateful to see Christian leaders speaking out against what he called the “most dangerous agreement with an enemy of the West since Neville Chamberlain’s Munich Pact with Hitler.”

“It will not bring peace in our time any more than Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler brought peace in his,” Rosenberg says. “As more than 200 U.S. military leaders have stated, this deal actually increases the likelihood of war in the Middle East. It puts the American people, the Israeli people and our Arab allies in grave danger of attack from the Persian bomb in the years ahead.

“Congress must use its constitutional authority to stop it. The next president must dismantle it and do everything necessary to neutralize the Iran nuclear threat. And Christians must hold our leaders’ feet to the fire to do the right thing, before it’s too late.”

Susan Michael, the U.S. director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, says millions of Americans are opposed to the “disastrous” deal and that the ACLI is “asking members of Congress to set aside partisan issues and vote against the agreement.”

“We began this in January because it is inevitable that Israel will face this major crises with Iran sooner or later,” Michael says. “We formed this network and mobilized quickly. We must continue to keep raising our voice and to continue to stay on top of what Iran is doing. This network of Christian leaders in support of Israel is unprecedented and reflects the gravity of the situation.”

Johnson says there were several obvious reasons why ACLI members are opposed to the deal with Iran. They include the lack of trustworthiness of the Iranian government and the potential for heightened terrorism when sanctions are lifted.

“Common sense tells you that this is a bad deal. Aren’t you supposed to treat your friends better than your adversaries?” Johnson asked. “To pacify your adversary and to put Israel at risk … their Ayatollah recently put out a book that said their No. 1 goal is to destroy Israel. That’s a deal breaker right there.

“They (Iran) are bad faith actors. They have demonstrated that since their revolution (in 1979). Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. They are definitely not a people you can trust.”

A majority of the Senate and House disapproves of the deal, but President Obama has indicated he will veto any vote against the agreement. In the event of a veto, the matter would go back to the House and Senate for a potential override vote requiring a two-thirds majority of both houses.

“The votes have not actually been made yet,” Bramnick said. “One possibility is that once all the truth is known that members of Congress might decide to change their votes, or if there is enough outrage among their constituencies, that members of Congress would vote based on the merits of their disapproval versus political party politics.”

Sandy Wezowicz, the Israel education director for Aglow International, says Iran is one of the “greatest state sponsors of terrorism.”

“Now there is going to be untold billions of dollars flowing into Iran to fund terrorism,” Wezowicz says. “Even if only 10 percent of that money went in that direction, the ramifications of that are simply frightening.

“For way too long, Christians have stood back and not participated in things like this. We are not releasing our voice into government and culture. We’re supposed to be a voice for the country. We need to raise our level of concern. The Christian community needs to rally worldwide.”

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Washington Anti-Iranian Nuke Rally

By Marion DS Dreyfus

At the Wednesday, September 9th rally on the lawn in front of the scaffolded Capitol, Israel and her security were mentioned many, many times, and it was both surprising and comforting to have so many concerned voices lifted for us.

Organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the speaker lineup was amazingly impressive. Passionate Frank Gaffney, CEO of valiant Center for Security Policy in DC, voice hoarse from conviction on the ruin represented by this Iran deal, spoke of the 240 former generals and government officials utterly opposed to the deal. Media gadfly Glenn Beck and Gov. Sarah Palin; distracting twang still there, also had something distinctive to say. She suggested Obama use a ‘Big Stick’ against Iran, rather than just his “selfie stick.” Adding: “Hillary spins faster than Iran’s centrifuges.” Fiery Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Gary Bauer, spoke powerfully.

High-ranking favorite, presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s strong words and three recommendations on facilitating a better arrangement and freeing our four innocent American hostages in Iran (a theme echoed by many) were met with thunderous applause. He quoted Holocaust survivor/author Elie Wiesel, who said, “Never again — means Never Again.” Anne Bayevsky, respected columnist and Israel supporter, delighted the listeners. Several former military remembered their comrades, and brothers, dead on the battlefield in Iraq and elsewhere.

Trump (whom the MC professed “Doesn’t need an introduction,” to laughs) reaped loud applause, too, though what he said was largely a repeat of his stump speech about making the Iranians pay, toughening up the U.S. military from its current woeful state, castigating Kerry and President BHO for their amazingly inept deal-making in this Iran nuclear negotiation. He fulminated against Obama for having the nerve to call Iran’s Khamenei “Supreme Leader,” like a toady, versus the president’s silence when the Iranian big  warned, “Israel won’t exist in 25 years.”

A small group passed through the crowd, signs in hand, intoning “Trump is a racist.” No one listened.

More speakers included Mort Klein, ferocious head of the ZOA, and one speaker who stated that Obama’s “pre-election talks with Iran bordered on treason.” Radio legend Mark Levin, a “friend of freedom,” — out of his “bunker” for the event — alluded to the imposing scaffolding webbing the Capitol. “Our leadership needs to take this scaffolding — and insert it into their spines.” He stated, “The enemy confuses appeasement with capitulation,” and noted that in his opinion, “Never before has a people ever funded their own enemy.”  Another remark: “Obama makes Neville Chamberlain look like George S. Patton.”

The crowd seemed massively in favor of Cruz — buttons and posters were everywhere, worn by numerous supporters. There were no children: these were passionate adults, taking off in the middle of the work-week to express fervid support for those objecting to the high-handed president and Secretary of State Kerry, who  came in for scorn for not having copies of nor forwarded the agreement or ‘secret side deals.’ Or negotiating a better deal.

An article in the Jewish Press this week disclosed that no one in Congress who voted for the one-sided deal ever saw a document, and that no document is even in any American hands. Nobody is minding the store. We rely on third parties for what the docs say. If the description of the critical info is wrong, we won’t know until the bombs fall.

Trump called it the “worst deal” he had ever heard of in the history of the country — the Congress had been unconstitutionally debarred from the procedural right to read the documents — end-run evoked by Obama in going to the Arab-controlled UN, ignoring the people who pay his salary. Or the Congress.

Present were big supporters of ICE, the Border Patrol, the Tea Party Patriots, and the Center for Immigration Studies, Concerned Woman of America. Steve King ripped the obscene $150 Billion about to become the ATM for world terrorism, and slammed Bob Corker (R-TN) for changing the rules on majorities needed to cold-cock the deal.

Jim Gilmore, recently GOP presidential candidate: “Despite what Obama says, we do have allies, but we must stand and lead.” Bearded Phil Robertson, from the outback TV show, “Duck Dynasty”, invoked Deity, unacceptable “ripping babies from wombs,” and against “perversion.” Dynamic hawk Michele Bachman impressed, too. A shame she didn’t advance in the previous election cycle.

Pastor Mario Bramnick, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, blew a shofar, spoke of upcoming Rosh HaShana, and called his 40,000 members “honorary Jews.” When activist, TV commentator and pol Niger Innis, longtime GOP champion, spoke, the crowd perked up at his blazing oratory. Born in Harlem, resident of Las Vegas, he heads up CORE.

There seemed to be a modest representation of media- — not very many that I could see floating around. A few cameras, mic people and photog teams, considering the gravity of the occasion, and the ease of access to the DC town center. TV cams up front, taping all speeches.

It was humid and hot as heck standing, sitting on the grass, or on campaign chairs. The temperature was higher than the mercury in NYC, amid a September heat wave.

Considering the middle of the week, and a workday, the crowd was impressive, the speakers were certainly so.

Louie Gohmert (R-TX) got a strong reaction when he spoke of the Republicans’ reconsideration meeting while we were on the lawn. Don’t know the upshot. Others included Lee Zeldin; Richard Hudson (North Carolina); an exciting speaker, Sunny Johnson; and Ryan Mahr, who chided the administration for poor treatment of our military, joining a number of speakers in that sentiment.

A lot of attention was also paid to the threats posed by unrestricted immigration of illegals, and the probably-fake “refugee” problem of curiously able-bodied and strapping Middle Eastern millennials in nice clothing pretending to be refugees but unaccompanied by women or children, old or sick or challenged.

The rabbis’ march, at noon, was about several hundred black-suited religious, speaking on the existential threat, singing the anthem and reciting Psalms, but the major focus soon became the snaky line of paid-for Neturei Karta, radical anti-Zionists, pals of  Iranian leaders who hate Israel, shlepping huge posters and small, hand-held, exed-out Israeli flags with the words Judaism, yes, Zionism No. You’d think they’d be embarrassed to collude in a potential second Holocaust.

 

Their posters, carried by several men, ‘explained’ how unhistorical the founding of Israel was. They were single file, no women, all of them imperturbable as the crowd lobbed calls of Traitors! and Shame! at them. A chivvying monitor kept them in line like a sheepdog running back and forth with straying flocks.

 

Later, at the general rally, they also rumbled along the curving path near the throng — and that confused the Gentiles as well as the non-aware Jews who did not get what and why the Kartas were marching. They look like textbook Jews, with long black coats and beards and long, curly peyot, but that image is from the mittel Europa of the 19th century, not today’s modern Jews.

A mobile-ad truck kept going around nearby, where ambulances waited lest there be an emergency and fire trucks flashed also. This promo truck read, peculiarly, Visit Iran. A joke? On the level?

One man bore something that looked like a small wooden pocket high up behind his very tall sign saying something (too far away) and was hustled off by 6 security men in  bright-neon vests. I think he was escorted out because the security people thought in that wooden cubby tucked behind the pole and sign was a potential nestle site for a bomb. Some attendees suggested he might be the same man who had, earlier, rushed toward the podium when Gov. Palin was speaking.

The speakers were timed, and when their time had elapsed, music came on. One speaker was cut off in mid-sentence. Most ignored the music, however.

One malcontent who claimed she was an “Egyptian-American” (a new hyphenate for most people) ranted nearby, that the U.S. should be taking in all these new “refugees.” She made a careful differentiation between aliens pouring in from “the South” and “real refugees, who deserve more help.” When people told her refugees cost money, and would she be interested in supporting them, she paused, angry. As a Coptic Christian, born in the States, she argued Obama had not done anything for the abused Copts. We agreed. He hasn’t done much for anyone — except accused minority drug dealers, ripoff thugs, and miscreants in standoffs with duly-appointed police. And deserter traitor-designate Bowe Bergdahl.

She persisted, ignorant that the U.S. has already absorbed thousands from trouble spots, and has been salting unprepared cities in every state with invasive illegals as burdens to support. Many of the recipient cities are leaning Republican, and arrogant chief exec and thwarter of laws he disagrees with aims to dilute these strongholds as newbies qualify for [illegal] voting status… as guess? Begins with “D.”

Sadly, the president and his amen intimidateds all put party loyalty ahead of sanity and life.

The lawn, when all departed, after 4:30 or so (began at 1 p.m.), was spotless.  Everyone had GI’ed the area — you could not tell thousands had been there all afternoon: Tea Party consideration and courtesy. There weren’t even garbage bins in the vicinity, and the ones afar were not full.

Whether the rally impacts on the deal or not, meeting knowledgeable, aligned folks from Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oregon, Ohio, and Colorado exchanging views and talk with people who share one’s appetites and values was nourishing.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/washington_antiiranian_nuke_rally.html#ixzz3lYVWHnAD

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En medio de tensiones crecientes, cristianos se congregan cerca del Monte del Templo para liderar la Oración Global por Jerusalén

Como consecuencia de varios brutales ataques terroristas alrededor del Monte del Templo durante el fin de semana, cientos de personas se reunieron el domingo en la histórica Iglesia de Cristo en la vieja ciudad de Jerusalén para orar. Estas personas fueron acompañadas por millones de cristianos unidos a nivel mundial para el Día de Oración por la Paz de Jerusalén (DPPJ).

Más de 1400 líderes cristianos mundiales apoyan este creciente movimiento de oración haciendo un llamado a los creyentes para interceder por la ciudad que Dios llama Suya y para invocar la bendición de Dios, los propósitos y el suministro para todo el pueblo de Jerusalén. El líder evangélico hispano, el Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, Presidente y Director General de la Conferencia Nacional de Líderes Hispanos Cristianos, supervisa más de 500,000 iglesias latinas a nivel mundial que participan cada año. El Dr. Jeff Farmer, Presidente de la Iglesia Pentecostal/Carismática de América del Norte (PCCNA) – que representa más de 480,000 iglesias y casi 90 millones de seguidores de Cristo en todo el mundo – también ha respaldado recientemente el DPPJ.

De más de 175 naciones, los creyentes se reunieron para orar en sus iglesias y en sus hogares desde ciudades hasta aldeas rurales, desde cabañas hasta mansiones, y desde catedrales hasta iglesias clandestinas en China y siete países musulmanes. También se sumaron a la intercesión a través de la aplicación de oración “Instapray” y en una teleconferencia de oración global de 24 horas.

Emitida por la cadena GOD TV para 500 millones de espectadores en más de 200 naciones, las personas también pudieron participar en la celebración especial de Jerusalén DPPJ – organizada por el Fundador / Director Ejecutivo de Eagles’ Wings, el Rev. Robert Stearns – en la Iglesia de Cristo en la vieja ciudad de Jerusalén. La Iglesia de Cristo es la iglesia protestante más antigua de Medio Oriente. El anfitrión, el pastor reverendo David Pileggi empezó el servicio con la oración y compartió “el lema de la Iglesia de Cristo desde 1830 ha sido: ‘Pedid por la paz de Jerusalén’.” Algunos de los oradores fueron: Anne Ayalon, Presidente del Galilian Project & Christian Friends de Magen David Adom de Israel (y la esposa del Exministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Israel, Daniel Ayalon); Ken Howard de Christian Friends of Israel; la Rev. Petra Heldt, de The Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity; Rick Ridings, Fundador de Succat Hallel; 24/7 House of Prayer; Peter Tsukahira, Director de Or HaCarmel Ministry Center; y el presentador principal Canon Andrew White – popularmente conocido como el “Vicario de Baghdad”.

Normalmente los presentadores invitados también incluyen muchos judíos religiosos y también líderes gubernamentales, pero este año, el primer domingo de octubre coincidió con la festividad de Simchat Torá, lo que limitó la participación judía.

Este movimiento de oración mundial multinacional y multidimensional se inició en el 2002 y es codirigido por los líderes cristianos evangélicos, el Rev. Robert Stearns, el Dr. Jack W. Hayford y el Dr. Paul Cedar.

Con más de 40 naciones representadas en el santuario y casi 200 naciones que observan la emisión, el Rev. Stearns emitió un fuerte desafío a las naciones: “No le pida a Dios que bendiga su ciudad a menos que usted bendigan Su ciudad – Jerusalén. No le pidan a Dios que bendiga su familia a menos que usted bendiga Su familia – el pueblo judío. ¡En Jerusalén veremos Al Mashiaj  (Mesías) reinar en la gloria y el poder!” También agregó, “Dios tiene una bendición tanto para los hijos de Isaac como para los hijos de Ismael”.

“El Vicario de Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White, quien fue educado en Jerusalén, tanto en la Universidad Hebrea como en una Yeshivá judía, compartió una historia de su trabajo actual como Presidente de la Fundación para la Ayuda y la Reconciliación en el Medio Oriente, lo cual lo llevó recientemente a reunir rabinos clave y varios ayatolás islámicos. Después de 3 desafiantes días juntos, los rabinos dijeron a los ayatolás: “Hemos escuchado su historia y ahora los amamos.” Los ayatolás respondieron a los rabinos: “En el pasado los odiábamos, pero hemos mirado en sus ojos; una vez ustedes fueron nuestros enemigos, pero ahora son nuestros amigos”, dijo White: “Dios está obrando entre nosotros. Lo que sabemos es que el Señor está aquí. En última instancia, vamos a ver salir el poder de Dios desde Israel a las naciones”.

La celebración del DPPJ en Jerusalén se saturó en oración por la ciudad y el pueblo de Dios. “Oramos para que como hermanos y hermanas cristianos ya no estemos en silencio entre las naciones… únenos con nuestros hermanos y hermanas judíos, porque juntos somos la familia del único y verdadero Dios,” Así oró Ken Howard de Christian Friends of Israel. El Rev. Dr. Heldt oró por los cinco huérfanos que acababan de perder a sus padres en Shabat de Sucot en un brutal ataque terrorista, lamentando que un gran momento de alabanza se convirtió en un gran momento de dolor. “Señor, te ruego que tomes el lugar de los padres de los niños que fueron asesinados por el odio de los hombres. Oramos por las naciones que están llenas de odio contra Jerusalén; por favor permite que su corazón sea tan tierno como el corazón de Abraham, quien te sirvió con toda su alma.” Como uno de los pocos líderes cristianos asiáticos en Israel, Peter Tsukahira oró para que Dios plantara una semilla en los corazones de los cristianos de todas las naciones de Asia y el Lejano Oriente, y que levantara a millones de esas tierras para “ser vigilantes en las paredes de Jerusalén.” Y como Jesús enseñó a Sus discípulos, Rick Ridings lideró aquellos que se reunieron para orar y pedir la bendición incluso sobre aquellos que querían perpetrar la violencia y el terror contra las comunidades judías y cristianas en el Medio Oriente.

Durante las 24 horas del 4 de octubre, Más de 500 creyentes de todo el mundo también oraron juntos a través de la Teleconferencia de Oración de 24 horas del DPPJ organizada por www.greatercalling.org. Las personas que llamaron representando a los muchos estados en los EE.UU. se unieron a los creyentes de las naciones, rezando un total de 17,472 minutos de oración, que es el equivalente a una persona que ora por la paz de Jerusalén sin parar durante más de 12 días.

Los medios sociales también fueron una parte clave el 4 de octubre, con los creyentes mundiales uniéndose entre sí en la oración por la paz de Jerusalén a través de la aplicación de la oración más importante del mundo, Instapray. Tan pronto como una persona lanzaba su oración escrita por Jerusalén, una multitud de personas de los EE.UU. y lugares como la India, Francia, Australia, Brasil, Mozambique, Corea del Sur, Nepal, Irak, Arabia Saudita, Indonesia, e incluso Irán, inmediatamente enviaban mensajes diciendo que ellos también habían orado esa oración por Jerusalén.

El Día de Oración por la Paz de Jerusalén – el primer domingo de cada octubre – es la mayor iniciativa de oración mundial enfocada en Jerusalén, con la participación de decenas de millones de creyentes que participan cada año de más de 175 naciones. La cual recibe el apoyo de prominentes líderes cristianos de todo el mundo, incluyendo a T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Michael W. Smith, Dick Eastman, Ron Luce, Kay Arthur, Jane Hansen Hoyt, K.P. Yohannan, Ravi Zacharias, Dr. Raleigh Washington, Kenneth Copeland, Lance Wallnau, Larry Stockstill, el obispo Charles Scott, The Newsboys, Dennis Balcombe, Sunday Adelaja y muchos más.

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