US Supreme Court supports gay marriage, rules DOMA unconstitutional

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IN A huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

Cheers rang out among the estimated 1000 supporters of same-sex marriage who gathered under brilliant sunshine outside the high court in Washington for the historic rulings, which will have a major impact on US society.

In a 5-4 decision, the court first struck down the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to married gay and lesbian couples by strictly defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

“DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment” of the Constitution, said the majority opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

US President Barack Obama hailed the DOMA decision, saying in a statement: “We are a people who declared that we are all created equal – and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

The court also said a case on Proposition 8, a 2008 voter initiative in California that prohibited same-sex marriage in the nation’s most populous state, was not properly brought before them.

That 5-4 decision – which indicated gay marriages would likely resume in California – enabled the justices to dodge the thornier issue of whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right throughout the United States.

HOW FAR, A ONCE GREAT NATION, HAS FALLEN!

Is this what God intended for his creation when he made man and woman in his own image? Did the God head say let us make man in our image, the man, and the woman, in order that they may forget my purpose of one man, and one woman to marry and reproduce children in a loving homogenous lifelong marriage?  Why have the “leaders” of today’s politics, of  the once great western powers lost all sense of moral compass?

The simple answer is that they have forgotten their God, “thinking” he no longer exists, if he ever did in their eyes. The full answer cannot be conveyed in the space here, but one answer is clearly outlined in the Holy Scriptures as a prophecy God would bring about because of this very situation. In fact, God foretold in the prophet Isaiah that he would take away the mighty man, the judge, the prudent, the honourable man, the eloquent orator, and would give children to be their princes!

And the result? “The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as SODOM, THEY HIDE IT NOT! Woe unto their soul! They have rewarded EVIL unto themselves.

Could the pronouncement from the eternal creator get any worse than this? YES! And God makes this clear in no uncertain terms, saying;  As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths. God foretold that they would declare their sin as sodom, and this has been increasing to the point that now, ‘they’ the sodomites now have equal standing with a God ordained marriage between a man and a woman. WHen wil Americans wake up out of their stupor and paint their colors to the mast? Or is this now their true colors? I believe it is the latter, because the leadership has been removed, and those who are children in the mind now “lead” the western powers down a path from where there is no remedy, other than the coming time of world conflict, called THE GREAT TRIBULATION,  a time such as has never been, no nor ever will be again! Mt.24:21

Though this is in California, the USA under its current ‘leader’ has this weak mentality to cede to the wishes of the lowest common denominator in the aggressive “gay-rights” activist lobby, and as a result, has allowed the once great nation to be unpicked as if from the seams, until it has become almost stripped of it’s national, and international greatness, of the dignity, the honour and respect it formerly held. God help us to take heed unto the word of the living God, to begin to cast aside these reckless incumbents, and begin to obey the Almighty God.

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Activists say syrian death toll tops 100,000 after more than two years of bloodshed!

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In this March 8, 2012 file photo, a boy named Ahmed mourns his father, Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by Syrian army sniper, at his funeral in Idlib. More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago Picture: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

THE civil war in Syria has now killed more than 100,000 people, a grim new estimate that comes at a time when the conflict is spreading beyond its borders and hopes are fading for a settlement to end the bloodshed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll through a network of activists in the country, said most of the 100,191 killed in the last 27 months were combatants.

The regime losses were estimated at nearly 43,000, including pro-government militias and 169 fighters from the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group – a recent entrant in the conflict.

The Observatory said 36,661 of the dead are civilians. Recorded deaths among the rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad reached more than 18,000, including 2518 foreign fighters.

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Has War With The West & Allies Been Averted Momentarily With Ahmadinejad’s Removal?

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/iran-hassan-rouhani-promises-moderation

Iranian president-elect Rouhani promises better relations with west

Successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to take moderate line, increase transparency on nuclear front and build trust

Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani gives his first press conference in Tehran. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

Iran‘s president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, whose sensational victory in Friday’s election prompted nationwide celebrations, has promised to reduce tensions with the west, show more transparency on its nuclear front and bring moderation back to the forefront of Iranian politics.

In his first press conference in Tehran, two days after being confirmed as the elected successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani presented himself as a moderate politician willing to “enhance mutual trust” between Tehran and the international community, including Britain and the US, and as the saviour of the Iranian economy by working to lift sanctions.

“We have to enhance mutual trust between Iran and other countries,” said Rouhani, nicknamed in the Iranian media as the diplomat sheikh and the sheikh of hope. “We have to build trust,” he said. Rouhani made clear that his government will pursue a “friendly relationship” with all its neighbours, including the Arab countries, in particular Saudi Arabia.

The press conference, held in Iran’s centre for strategic studies, an institution Rouhani has presided over for 22 years, was at times chaotic, as only a limited number of Iranian and foreign reporters in the packed room were given the chance to ask questions. The session, which lasted an hour and half, was broadcast live on national television.

In a sharp contrast to the outgoing president, Rouhani avoided issuing inflammatory statements against the west and instead promised improved relations. He outlined his priorities by saying: “Your government … will follow up national goals … in the path of saving the country’s economy, revive ethics and constructive interaction with the world through moderation.”

In regards to Iran’s nuclear programme – which the west suspects to have military dimensions, while Tehran insists it is entirely for peaceful purposes – Rouhani said his government would restore “mutual confidence” by promoting step-by-step measures in order to reassure the international community about Iranian ambitions.

“The first step will be showing greater transparency,” he said. “We are ready to show greater transparency and make clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s actions are totally within international frameworks.”

 

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If the above is true, the newly elected President will have no problems in allowing IAEA officials into their nuclear facilities where the former President had stated in no uncertain terms that they would not stop their ambitions to become Nuclear. Neither will he continue his rhetoric about the sanctions on their country being “cruel”, with little snippets like this creeping out, and the fact that the new president says they have done nothing wrong according to international frameworks. This glaring inconsistency in relation to Iran’s long-held position to wipe Israel off the map flies in the face of the new presidents reported “moderate” stance.

This will be likely to become part of  their undoing in quick time if the new President does not stand fast against the Iranian regime’s customary distrust and hatred of the west, and the international community, including the United States of America, Britain, Canada, and especially, Israel.

Time will tell, but the proof for Iran truly desiring peace, and the new Presidents acid test will be to display a totally transparent Government in every aspect. A situation this writer suggests will unravel the thin facade of this “moderate” leader, and in the not too distant future, recommence the hostilities Iran is and has been renowned for. Iran has never proven to be moderates in the past, neither does the writer believe that will change anytime soon. For the time being, the words of moderation will ring out, but it may prove a hollow ring in the weeks and months ahead.

Keep watching, and filter the misinformation, both from mainstream media outlets, and Iran, as they say, time proves all men.

Did The Great Creator God Intend Man to Alter His Food Source?

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/probe-into-gm-wheat-discovery-in-orgeon/story-fneuz8zj-1226654907849

Probe into GM wheat discovery in Oregon.

Graingrower Nelson Neal (The Gums - west of Tara) checking his wheat crop.

THE US Department of Agriculture is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in an Oregon field.

US regulators said the wheat carries no risks but the outcome of the probe – namely finding out whether such wheat is growing elsewhere – could have a wider impact on world markets, experts said.

“No one wants genetically engineered wheat,” said Bill Freese, science policy analyst at the Centre for Food Safety, recalling that massive opposition in 2004 led seed giant Monsanto to pull back from its bid to commercialise it.

GE wheat is not approved for commercial sale anywhere in the world, but some herbicide-resistant plants were found in April on an Oregon farm, triggering a government investigation, officials announced on Wednesday.

Market jitters ensued as Japan cancelled a bid for 25,000 tonnes of US wheat and the European Union told its member states to test imports from the area, saying any genetically modified wheat would not be sold to consumers.

Monsanto’s share price was down 3.3 per cent at $US101.53 ($105.17) in midday trade after climbing for the past 10 days.

The altered wheat is glyphosate resistant, which means it contains a transgene that allows it to survive when a popular weedkiller made by Monsanto, called Roundup, is sprayed on fields.

 

The Almighty God said; “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his own kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth”: The simple result? … and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed as in itself, after his kind, and God saw that it was good. Gen.1:11-12.

Monsanto, and other greedy merchant conglomerates have for many years been attempting to pervert the natural order of nature as God intended, and science in the name of advancement is tarred with the same brush, whereas God calls them science falsely so-called! I Timothy.6:20.

The merchants of this world lust greedily for power and wealth, they never seem to have enough, little wonder they pervert every single thing a loving God has made for man’s sustenance.

We know man’s insatiable lust for wealth and power will not end until he has come to the point of self annihilation, where the prophet Daniel foretold that knowledge would be increased and many would be going to and fro in the end days.  And yet all mankind has ever increased in is evil of every conceivable kind, from abortion, to “same-sex” “marriage, intermingling the nations against God’s direct intention, to conflict and the inability to work our his own problems one, with another, leading to endless wars, death, misery and suffering!

In The Prophecies of the Bible, and in this context, the 8th Chapter of Zechariah, the First Nine Verses Give Us Picture of the Beginning of the Next Age, When Christ Shall Have Returned In Person To Earth, Shall Have Smashed Into Oblivion The Present Order, And Shall Have Established Peace And Prosperity Upon Earth Then, In The 10th Verse, We Read:

“For Before These Days” (Just Before the Second Coming of Christ)

“There Was No Hire For Man, Nor Any Hire For Beast; Neither Was There Any Peace To Him That Went Out Or Came In Because Of The Affliction:”-(For Affliction, Read The  Tribulation,-“For I Set All Men Every One Against His Neighbour.”

No Hire For Man Or Beast! The Man Out Of A Job Could Find None! Everyone

Against His Neighbour! No Peace! How Accurate & Detailed Are These of End-Time

Conditions That We Are Witnessing All Over the Earth at This Time! Note Again, – This Was Prophesied To Happen Just Before The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ!

Earth Shattering Events Are Coming! Are We Ready? We Need To Be Preparing For These Awesome & Frightening Events, Just Ahead!

The fact that Monsanto and many other wealthy multinationals are raping the earth of its goodness, human beings are becoming sick by what we can readily see is from our food source, as well many other contributing factors, earths polluted and sickened state, lack of good healthy exercise and honest toil, we have become a corrupted creation in need of a BIG-WAKE-UP call!

It’s time we all got back to God, the only way to peace, prosperity, true happiness: The way to Life and every good path.

May God Help Us To “Seek the LORD while He may be found,, call you upon him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: Let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah.55:6-7.

If we are prepared to do this, this will help us to begin to discern the Signs of the Times!

 

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Europe The Weak Link In The Iran Fight

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/128419/the-weak-link-in-the-iran-fight

A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs

By Lee Smith|April 5, 2013 12:00 AM

A truck carries the bus damaged by the suicide bomb blast which targeted a group of Israeli tourists at the airport in Bourgas, Bulgaria, on July 19, 2012. (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/GettyImages)

When Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visited Vienna in February for a U.N. Alliance of Civilizationsconference, he was met outside by a protest. Spearheaded by a 38-year-old Austrian political activist named Simone Dinah Hartmann, the group, called Stop the Bomb, is made up of a broad cross-section of the Austrian political spectrum, from leftists and Greens to conservatives and Iranian dissidents. The group is small, and yet it managed to elicit a reaction—from Salehi himself. When a journalist asked Salehi about Stop the Bomb’s demands that Austria break off all relations with Iran, the foreign minister warned that “caution and wisdom should prevail. Otherwise one could end up in problem situations.” Salehi then added that Austrian anti-regime activists, including Iranian dissidents living in the country, should “be more rational and more careful.”

Then things got worse: In the face of this barely veiled threat, the Austrian foreign minister, Michael Spindelegger —who met Salehi—refused to rebuke the Iranian diplomat, or even publicly acknowledge that a high-level official of a foreign government had stepped on Austrian soil and attempted to intimidate its citizens.

The Vienna government’s cowardice and cravenness points to something rotten about Austria—but also, more ominously, about Europe, which has emerged as the weak link in the West’s standoff with the Islamic Republic and its allies. “Europe believes that if you’re nice to the mullahs, they’ll be nice back,” Hartmann told me recently. But the truth is precisely the opposite.

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