We had written here about the Sacramento Bee and their anti-christian rampage against Courage Worldwide. The Bee, hiding behind the pen of a pulitzer prize winning activist liberal reporter attacked Courage Worldwide several times.
It is the belief of this blog that the Bee was attempting to put them out of business. The Bee downplayed the facts related to overzealous bureaucrats and incompetent bureaucrats and highlighted everything they could to make Courage look fringe. While the Bee succeeded in scaring one corporate donor (note that most corporations are sissies that cave to leftist complaint drills – such as the Under Armour CEO that praised Trump and then folded like a cheap lawn chair when the organized protests came), Courage house is still running.
They appear to have turned the corner in dealing with the State of California. I believe that the California bureaucracy are decidedly anti-christian as I hear horror stories from would be adoptive and foster parents all the time where they have to hide their bibles before the State visits their house.
If you have a few dollars to spare, please donate to Courage Worldwide as they have been put through the wringer by the State of CA and the Sacramento BS in what I believe was no accident or coincidence.
World Relief, who has been nuked on this blog twice for their left-wing bias and for concealing their conflict of interest, got lit up again. Similar to the Capitol Resource Institute whose employees and public volunteers were publicly supporting and campaigning for candidates without disclosing the donations from them – World Relief Sacramento gets 75% of their funding from the Federal Government. No wonder why this alleged faith-based charity was calling on people to go crash Tom McClintock’s Townhalls!
I was told that they did not send emails encouraging protesters to show up to the other Townhall meetings the Congressman held. I can’t confirm that. What I do know is that Trump’s policy of actually enforcing immigration law is bad for their business and they did not openly disclose that they are a largely federally-funded refugee agency.
Faith Leaders for America Applauds President
Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Policies as
Consistent with Biblical Teachings
Washington, D.C.—Dozens of clerics organized by the new multi faith group Faith Leaders for America (www.FaithLeadersforAmerica.com) released today an open letter to President Donald Trump supporting his efforts to protect Americans through a prudent pause in immigration and refugee resettlement from seven problematic nations. Their letter says, in part:
“As faith leaders, we want to thank you for: following a discerning and Biblical approach to the ‘wise welcome’ of foreigners, including refugees; your commitment to border security; and your determination to end the magnet for illegal immigration represented by so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities. All of these initiatives have firm foundations in Biblical instruction.”
This open letter is being circulated for signature by other ordained clergy and spiritual leaders in response to efforts by those selectively invoking passages from the Bible in opposition to the President’s initiatives. One such misleading influence operation was led earlier this month by World Relief. Unmentioned in its open letter to the president and vice president is that organization’s blatant conflict of interest: World Relief garnered over $225 million from the federal government from 2008 to 2016 as payments for its resettlement of refugees.
In addition, several U.S. cities were subjected on Sunday to demonstrations billed as “interfaith” rallies in which non-Muslim clerics joined others in the crowd in professing that they were “Muslim too.” The rally in New York, however, featured prominently Linda Sarsour, a Sharia-supremacist who epitomizes the intolerance that alienates many people of other faiths. For example, in 2011, she used Twitter to attack former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali and ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel for their opposition to suppression of freedom in the name of Islam. She declared, “I wish I could take their vaginas away—they don’t deserve to be women.”
Ordained clerics and other spiritual leaders who actually support freedom of expression, as well as freedom of religion, are encouraged to join the Faith Leaders for America’s open letter (full text, as well as those who signed, here).
Visitors to the site can also view the group’s rollout press conference at the National Press Club on January 19, 2017.
Faith Leaders for America is a dedicated group of clergy and leaders from various faith communities who share a common commitment to freedom—freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the other liberties guaranteed by our Constitution—along with a firm commitment to address the imminent threats to those freedoms.
Good for these people for calling World Relief Out. I wonder how many of the pastors that signed World Relief’s letter were told about the millions in federal funds they got to re-settle “refugees” before signing the letters?
It is clear that Donald Trump touched a third rail with the immigration policy. It is clear that the left is pulling out all the stops to fight anything that will stem the tide of illegal immigration.
That said, some so-called “Faith Leaders” are conspiring to commit felonies. Namely, harboring fugitives and assisting in a conspiracy to violate US Immigration Laws. I am not sure what translation of the Bible they are reading that justifies committing felonies.
These people are fools and when they get held accountable, they will go to prison along with the fugitives they intend to harbor.
Do not confuse yourself, this is not an act of conscience, this is an act of sedition for political gain. Comparing harboring illegal aliens to the underground railroad that fought against slavery is absurd and offensive.