The Case of Christ Documentary with Traditional Chinese subtitles. 中文字幕初版
Calvin Freiburger – Life Site News April 18, 2018
Like 60% of Americans, Michael Bowman opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Unlike most Americans, he is currently squaring off against the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.
Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999, The Oregonian reports, citing the federal government’s funding of the abortion industry.
“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”
The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.
This, federal prosecutors say, constituted “remov[ing] his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.
Bowman’s attorney, Matthew Schindler, argued that his client was fully transparent every step of the way, from disclosing all of his paychecks to cashing them at his own bank, under his own name.
“Like a player collapsing as they lose Twister, the government has reached too far forward and stretched way too far back,” his motion to dismiss read.
Last week, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future and are currently weighing whether to do so.
On Tuesday, Bowman elaborated on his stand in an interview with CBN News.
“First, I would love to pay taxes so as to have a normal life, however, our government is using the tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood; which commits abortions – the death of the innocent,” Bowman said. “Apparently, a woman has the right to choose, but evidently, I do not.” Continue reading “US Christian who refuses to pay taxes until abortion is defunded has first big win in court”
James Perloff — jamesperloff.com March 30, 2018
“H” was born in Damascus, and legally immigrated to the United States from Syria more than 20 years ago, long before the current war began. She became a U.S. citizen and earned a doctor’s degree from an American university. She is completely fluent in both English and Arabic. She recently returned from a trip back to Syria, where she has many family members and friends who keep her apprised of the situation there. She is also one of the kindest and most devoted Christians I have ever met. I am keeping H’s name confidential, as I do not wish this interview to in any way jeopardize her family’s safety in Syria, or the status of her professional work in the U.S.
I originally anticipated that our discussion would be two-part; first I would give her a short primer on the back story of American politics. When we sat down, I told H that I have been a journalist since 1985. I began to explain that America is run by an oligarchy that conceals itself behind a façade of two-party democracy, that Presidential candidates have long been pre-selected, that Americans have been repeatedly deceived into wars, and that our press is controlled by the same establishment that controls the politicians. H was smiling, and I could swiftly tell that nothing I said was news to her. And so it was affirmed that what famed commentator “Syrian Girl” (whose Facebook and YouTube accounts have been censored) said is true: Syrians are well informed about the New World Order. Indeed, Syrians know more about the realities of American geopolitics than most Americans do. So, after about four minutes, I laughed and told H that my “lecture” was over. I now asked her to tell me the truth about Syria. My questions are in normal font, her replies in bold. For this post, I have inserted some pictures and video that correlate with her comments.
JP: First of all, tell me about Bashar al-Assad. The American media and many politicians here portray him as an evil dictator who is oppressing the people of Syria, and who must be overthrown in one of our never-ending “regime changes.” How do the people of Syria themselves feel about Assad? Especially, I’d like you to tell my readers how Syria’s Christians regard him.
H: They love him. The Christians adore him. He respects all religions. Many Americans have the misconception that Syria is a Muslim state. It is not. It is a secular state, although the Christians are in the minority.
Democrats [read Marxists!] in the alt-left state of California have passed a bill in the Assembly that would ban the sale of books that express Christian beliefs about sexual morality, quite possibly extending to printed texts such as the Bible.
No surprise there, after all this is the same party that once tried to abolish God from their official political platform … three times.
Assembly Bill 2943, which passed by a vote of 50-18, seeks to eliminate the “sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that promote “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”
Those efforts are subsequently defined as “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”
The Bible instills sex as an act meant for marriage between a man and a woman. In other words, its teachings seek to ‘reduce sexual attractions towards individuals of the same sex.’
In the last hundred years we have witnessed the greatest top-down control of art since Medieval times.
And since the definition of fascism is top-down control, this period has been fascist. Modernism is Fascism. The hired writers have tried to flip that, selling it as progressive, but Modernism has never been the least bit progressive.
The mainstream now admits art has been under the control of the CIA since the 1940s, and I have proved it was controlled by the same entities long before that. And who was the CIA controlled by: the wealthiest families, who were controlling society for their own profit. Again, fascism, by definition.
These people weren’t controlling art to combat decadence, as we are told the Nazis were. No, just the opposite. They were controlling art to promote decadence, and they were promoting decadence and confusion in order to spread chaos and misery. Chaos, like war, is wildly profitable. This, too, is now admitted. See Project Chaos and Project Cointelpro, which have been partially declassified. These were, and are, heavily funded premier projects of CIA and FBI, explicitly created to foment and spread chaos. Modernism has been a central stone in that architecture from the beginning. Art has been used as a frontline tool in Project Chaos back to the 19th century. Articles like these at New York magazine are simply a continuation and acceleration of that project, and everyone involved are witting agents. They may or may not have actual cubicles at Langley, but they are on the payroll one way or the other. Continue reading “If you have any sort of natural ability at anything, you can set your own rules.”
“The West has yet to experience a Communist invasion; religion here remains free. But the West’s own historical evolution has been such that today it too is experiencing a drying up of religious consciousness…. the tide of secularism that, from the late Middle Ages onward, has progressively inundated the West. This gradual sapping of strength from within is a threat to faith that is perhaps even more dangerous than any attempt to assault religion violently from without.”
Introduction by Chris Banescu
As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation.
Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called “liberal” and “progressive” elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity. Continue reading ““Godlessness: the reason 60 million Russians were swallowed up” – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning”
Arrogance and self righteousness permeate just about every Christian debate you hear on YouTube. This bad spirit is the cause of most divisions in Christianity. We teach that the rapture will happen after the Great Tribulation, but we can still learn from others who believe differently. Our emphasis on listening should include learning how to listen to people who disagree with us, and, above all, how to respect others.
Ryan Parsons took his girlfriend Lisa on her first metal-detecting adventure and they found a small treasure chest buried in the woods.
On the outside of the chest, someone had written Matthew 13:44 and Proverbs 18:22. Lisa was literally shaking in excitement as they read the Bible verses and opened the wooden box.
What they found inside is incredibly heartwarming.
“We should look up more often.”
In “A New View of The Moon”, filmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at the moon. What’s amazing about this short film is that no matter who looked through the lens, they all had the same reactions:
March 14, 2018
Lack of sleep is one of the most critical health issues for the homeless.
An average of 225 homeless people seek safety and rest on the pews in the sanctuary of St. Boniface church in San Francisco every day, thanks to The Gubbio Project.
Photo credit: David Levene
The Gubbio Project was co-founded in 2004 by community activists Shelly Roder and Father Louis Vitale as a non-denominational project of St. Boniface Neighborhood Center located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood in response to the increasing numbers of homeless men and women in need of refuge from the streets. Continue reading “This Church Lets The Homeless Sleep Inside. They Also Offer Blankets And Massages”