May 042015
 

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The New American: Anticipating a Supreme Court declaration that same-sex marriage is now a civil right, the signers of the “Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage” state that they will “not respect an unjust law that directly conflicts with higher law,” knowing full well the consequences they might incur for taking such a stand.

We affirm that marriage and family have been inscribed by the Divine Architect into the order of Creation,” reads the pledge. “Marriage is ontologically between one man and one woman, ordered toward the union of the spouses, open to children and formative of family. Family is the first vital cell of society, the first government, and the first mediating institution of our social order. The future of a free and healthy society passes through marriage and the family.

“Redefining the very institution of marriage is improper and outside the authority of the State,” it asserts. “No civil institution, including the United States Supreme Court or any court, has authority to redefine marriage.”

“The institution of marriage is fundamental and it must be defended,” Dobson told Fox News. “It’s the foundation for the entire culture. It’s been in existence for 5,000 years. If you weaken it or if you undermine it — the entire superstructure can come down. We see it as that important.”

Opinion: 25,000 Christian leaders and pastors from all denominations have set aside their differences in solidarity. On the line is religious freedom.

A friend and brother in Christ, who is an attorney, explained there are likely five possible outcomes to the Supreme Court’s decision:

  • The law banning gay marriage is ruled un-constitutional (equal protection under the law) = victory for the LGBT movement
  • The law banning gay marriage is upheld by the Constitution = defeat for the LGBT movement = victory for Christians
  • The law banning gay marriage is turned over to the states to decide  = partial victory for both sides (unlikely)
  • The law banning gay marriage is ruled un-constitutional but the issue on religious freedom is left undecided = partial victory for LGBT and for religious freedom (most likely).
  • The law banning gay marriage is ruled un-constitutional but religious freedom is upheld = depends on whether that issue is brought before the court (unknown)

The Court’s (6 Catholics and 3 Jews) decision will come in June.

 

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May 022015
 

Debkafile: “The Syrian and Hizballah military delegations visiting Tehran this week achieved their purpose: debkafile reports that in three days of talks, up until April 30, Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Fahad Jassim al-Freij procured from his Iranian counterpart Hussein Dehghan, approval for a stepped-up terror campaign against Israeli forces and civilians on the Golan, to be executed by terrorist surrogates.

Iran pledged its support for this campaign. It is to be launched from a new “open area” in South Syria where terrorist militias willing to attack Israel will be given free rein.”

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Opinion: Our new partners in peace have had a busy week:

  • New satellite image showed a Hezbollah built remote airstrip to fly Iranian-made drones over Syria
  • US Navy ships will start accompanying US-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran’s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader told military commanders the United States has created “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, ahead of fresh round of nuclear negotiations
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May 022015
 

Javad-Zarif-Patricia-De-Melo-Moreira-Getty-ImagesThe Washington Free Beacon: “Not since Baryshnikov has a foreigner so captivated a New York audience.  “A Conversation with H.E. DR. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran” played the other day at NYU. The show ran for just 90 minutes, but reviews were spectacular.

Give this man a Tony: Zarif slayed ’em.”

Opinion: Zarif got the memo: the new breed of Iranian diplomats has a warm smile that exudes charm. And nothing sets a progressive’s heart aflutter more than a smiling intellectual killer.

Under the smile is a demanding manipulator.

No one in the New York audience seemed to be slightly worried about the mayhem that the Iranian regime is causing in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

No one asked the US college educated Zarif why Iran was supplying weapons to two terror groups (Hezbollah and Hamas) whose sole reson for existence is the destruction of Israel.

And no one seemed to mind that Iran is holding an American pastor Saeed Abedini, former FBI agent Bob Levinson, Marine Amir Hekmati and American journalist Jason Rezaian in horrible inhumane conditions.

No, Mr. Zarif smiles and the American left swoons.

 

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May 012015
 
Why Armenia Won’t Be Dragged Behind a New Iron Curtain

The Daily Beast: YEREVAN, Armenia—”A few months after Armenia officially joined the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union last year, it watched with growing concern, if not horror, as its almighty neighbor retreated day by day into ever-deeper international isolation. Armenia, with a population of fewer than 3 million, is tiny compared to Russia with more than 140 million

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May 012015
 
Washington seeks ‘genuine’ Israeli commitment to 2 states

The Washington Examiner: “The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said. “President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the

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Apr 302015
 
Hizballah in Tehran with Syrian defense chief. Iran OKs anti-Israel strategy

Debkafile: “A high-level Hizballah delegation arrived secretly in Tehran Tuesday, April 28, with the military group led by Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, debkafile discloses exclusively. Both are taking part in the military and intelligence consultations with Iranian officials on the war situation in Syria and steps against Israel. A Gulf intelligence source said

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Apr 302015
 
Supreme Court Argument on Same-Sex Marriage Puts Religious Liberty in the Crosshairs

Al Mohler: “It’s going to be an issue.” (Richard Albert Mohler, Jr., is an American theologian and the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky) Summary of three arguments: The first exchange on religious liberty came as Justice Antonin Scalia asked Mary L. Bonauto, lead counsel arguing for same-sex marriage, if

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