National & International LAW (2003-2006)
"Senate Fails to Pass Eminent Domain Reform: "Despite overwhelming nationwide public support and historic bipartisan backing in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4128/S. 3873). As a result, thousands of Americans will remain subject to eminent domain abuse supported by federal dollars.... More than one year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 'Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005'(H.R. 4128) by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 376-38. This bill would counter the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s universally reviled decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which allows state and local governments to use eminent domain to seize property for private development on the mere possibility of increased tax revenue or jobs." See Guide to the New World Order
Ten Commandments stunner: Feds lying at Supreme Court: In today's world of revisionist history, the proof comes through the work of a California pastor who visited the Supreme Court building recently when he was in Washington and was surprised that what the tour guides were telling him wasn't the same thing as what he was seeing. Todd DuBord... was more than startled during recent visits to the courthouse and two other historic locations to discover the stories of the nation's heritage had been sterilized of Christian references.... When he asked, his recent tour guide denied there were any Ten Commandments representations in the Supreme Court building....
"They've distorted history to come up with their own version of things,' Moore told WND. ... 'Without rights coming from God, he noted, government 'assumes control over everything, including what you think.'"See Adapting the Constitution to a Global Consensus
Legislating morality: "During the 1990s, liberals stated that legislation designed to cut food stamps was 'immoral.'But most liberals also adhere to the belief that you 'can’t legislate morality.' How can a bill be 'immoral'if it can’t be 'moral'?...
"The First Amendment clearly prevents the federal government from establishing a national religion. Does it also forbid the federal government from establishing a national morality? ....Can you name the 1981 Arkansas case in which the ACLU (the ones who brought us the Scopes case) argued that teaching both evolution and creation is actually in violation of the First Amendment?
"How many of our Founding Fathers attended seminary? (Hint:.. more than 26 and less than 28)... "Is there any truth to the assertion that the 'wall of separation of church and state' letter was written to a group of Baptists in Connecticut ensuring that their church would be protected from the government by a one way wall of protection? How did that letter produce the justification for keeping a high school girl from mentioning Jesus at her high school graduation?.... Is there any relationship between the ACLU’s love of communism and its hatred of religion? See Training Students to Rethink God's Word
Gov. Arnold tosses school moral codes (California): "The governor yesterday signed a bill that would require all businesses and groups receiving state funding -- even if it's a state grant for a student -- to condone homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality. There is no exception for faith-based organizations or business owners with sincerely held religious convictions...
"'This isn't even a veiled attempt at subtly advancing the radical homosexual agenda,' said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. 'SB1441 is an outright, blatant assault on religious freedom in California.'...
"...several other 'sexual indoctrination bills' are heading to the governor. One would prohibit textbooks or school-sponsored activities from 'reflecting adversely' on a certain list of sexual choices. Another would allow the California superintendent of public instruction to arbitrarily withhold state funds from any district that does not adequately promote the State Department of Education's 'model policy' promoting transsexuality, bisexuality or homosexuality in its school policies...."
Officeholders favoring diversity ignore laws they don't like: "The American Bar Association, for example, has been preparing to force the nation's law schools to grant racial preferences in admissions that would clearly violate the law."
Notice the transformation of our laws and legal system shown in the next four links. Keep in mind, the global UN plan calls for social solidarity (which requires the elimination of Biblical absolutes and moral standards), open borders, and human settlements where all people can be managed, monitored and remediated.
Cultural Depravity. The California homosexual activists' assault on schoolchildren: "On May 11, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1437. The bill demands 'no teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their … gender … sexual orientation." ... The addition of "sexual orientation" means that condemnation of homosexuality by public school employees would now be punishable by law; the addition of "gender," which substitutes for "sex," is defined according to California law to include "perception of the victim's identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the victim's sex at birth" -- in other words, if a boy decides to come to school in a dress, teachers may not even request that he change clothes. ...
"But that isn't all: Homosexuality is to be actively forwarded as a legitimate lifestyle. According to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, "The bill also would direct the school governing boards to include only instructional material that accurately portrays the cultural, racial, gender and sexual diversity of our society, and, in instructional material for the social sciences, include the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America.'"
Transformation. The biggest scandal: "...the young man at NCCU said that he wanted to see the Duke students prosecuted, 'whether it happened or not. It would be justice for things that happened in the past.' ... More important, this collective guilt and collective revenge attitude has for years been poisoning race relations in this country." See The International Agenda then scroll down to "Justice delayed"
Corruption. Justice delayed? "If there is a smoking gun in the Duke University rape case, it is not about the stripper who made the charges or the lacrosse players who have been accused. The smoking gun is the decision... to postpone a trial until the spring of 2007.... The Constitution of the United States includes a right to a speedy trial.... This is not a federal case, however, and the laws of North Carolina do not require a speedy trial....
"If the truth about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky had come out the very next day after he made that dramatic declaration -- 'I did not have sex with that woman' -- it would have been far more of a shock than it was months later, after more and more bits and dabs of information came out.... One of Clinton's press secretaries called these delaying tactics 'telling the truth slowly.'"
Feminism. Violence Against Women Act abuses the rights of men: "In January, President George W. Bush signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act without public debate.... The act, which costs nearly $1 billion per year, is one of the major ways former President Bill Clinton bought the support of radical feminists.
"...acts don't have to be violent to be punished under the definition of domestic violence. Name-calling, put-downs, shouting, negative looks or gestures, ignoring opinions, or constant criticizing can all be legally labeled domestic violence.
" ...the accused is not innocent until proven guilty but is presumed guilty, and he doesn't have to be convicted 'beyond a reasonable doubt.' ...false accusations are not covered by perjury law. The act provides funding for legal representation for accusers but not for defendants.....
"This criminalizing of ordinary private behavior and incarceration without due process follows classic police-state practices. Evidence is irrelevant, hearsay is admissible, defendants have no right to confront their accusers, and forced confessions are a common feature. ... Violence Against Women Act money is used by anti-male feminists to train judges, prosecutors and police in the feminist myths that domestic violence is a contagious epidemic, and that men are naturally batterers and women are naturally victims." SeePlanned Deception & Mine is the Power?
Ninth Circuit Slams Student’s Religious Expression: "Religious liberty advocates are expressing alarm over a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which could drastically limit the rights of students to express their religious beliefs.... The 54-page Harper decision relies on controversial studies which assert homosexual students are more likely to endure bias and therefore need special protection from opposing views.... Other key aspects of the case, including state-based rights and a sweeping school policy which bans a broad range of student speech, have yet to be decided."
Updated '...and a little child shall lead them': "Antonio Peck didn't know his school wanted to change his values. So when his teacher told him to make an environmental poster for parent's day, the kindergartner simply combined what he had learned in class with the message on his heart. He drew people picking up litter, children holding hands around the globe, and a white-robed man kneeling in one corner. His poster failed the test of political correctness....
"Later, when his poster hung on a wall along with nearly 80 others, his picture looked different. One corner had been folded up, hiding the kneeling man.... Antonio felt embarrassed and confused. Why shouldn't Jesus who created the world be in the picture?"
USAID sued for requiring pledge against commercial sex work: "...a U.S. District judge heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging a U.S. policy that requires recipients of federal HIV/AIDS service grants to pledge their opposition to sex work or else be denied federal funding." Apparently, the prosecution considers it illegal to require that taxpayers' money not be used for prostitution. See Human Nature
Hate Crimes Legislation and Schools: "With very little publicity, and almost no citizen input, pending Minnesota renegade legislation will make felonies out of misdemeanor crimes depending on what the accused person was “thinking” at the time of the crime. (HF 3471)
"This legislation would create hate crime laws for every existing crime contained in Chapter 609 of our criminal code, increasing current misdemeanor penalties to gross misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors to felonies if 'hate' is involved."
Not only is it hard to prove hate, hate is also being equated with politically incorrect words, beliefs and values. See Bias as mental illness and Clinton's War on Hate Bans Christian Values
Erasing Christianity: "The contemporary assault on Christianity began with a little-noticed brochure from the American Bar Association in May, 1989, advertising a seminar for '...[a]ttorneys who want to be on the leading edge of an explosive new area of law'—suing churches, Christian leaders and Christian activists. The seminar was entitled: 'Expanding Use of Tort Law Against Religions.' While this would trigger a new phase of attacks on Christianity, in reality, the assault on the Christian Church was launched shortly after the end of World War II with the birth of the United Nations....
"UNESCO's Director General, Sir Julian Huxley, issued a scholastic directive elamed the parents of school children for harming their offspring by instilling in them a sense of Christian faith and patriotic pride. Huxley said that '...[b]efore the child enters school his mind has already been profoundly marked, and often injuriously, by earlier influences... first gained...in the home." See UN Plan For Global Control & Charts: Paradigm Shift
EdWatch Index. Bias as mental illness: "'We treat racism and homophobia as delusional disorders,' said Shama Chaiken, who later became a divisional chief psychologist for the California Department of Corrections, at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. 'Treatment with antipsychotics does work to reduce these prejudices.'
repeat Seeds of Persecution. Hate-crimes law worries pastors: "'It is a measure of our times that religious leaders have lately considered taking out liability insurance to cover remarks made from the pulpit.'... Of particular concern to pastors is the amendment's expansion of the definition of 'harassment' to include 'harassment by communication' – which means one could be convicted on the basis of spoken words alone.'"
repeat Unmentionable Vice Goes Mainstream: "In their revolutionary blueprint, Kirk and Madsen outline a carefully calibrated campaign to 'convert' society in a fashion congenial to homosexuality. 'By conversion … we mean conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind and will, through a planned psychological attack,' they write.
"...once the public has been properly 'desensitized,' 'conditioned,' and 'converted,' attention must be turned on individuals and institutions that simply won’t conform to the program. ... To be blunt, [traditionalists] must be vilified.... "See Brainwashing in America and the next link:
PRESS RELEASE: (Alabama) "We are... very much concerned over HB 58, which mandates a specific textbook, produced by the Bible Literacy Project. This bill, announced in a press conference in the State Capitol on December 1... caught state school board members completely unaware. We feel HB 58 is on a fast track to passage and wish to alert our state legislators and the general public.
"Our major concerns are: (1) The bill mandates the use of only ONE textbook, The Bible and Its Influence, written by Cullen Schippe and Chuck Stetson, and published by BLP Publishing (Bible Literacy Project) in 2005. This book has not been reviewed by any textbook committee...." See Training students to rethink God's Word
Ninth U.S. Circuit's Trampling of Parental Rights Outrages Pro-Family Crowd: "'Once you drop your kids off at school -- according to this court's decision -- you have severed all of your parental rights until you pick your kids up at the end of the day.' The plaintiffs in the case had sued the Palmdale School District for subjecting their children to a school survey without disclosing to the parents in advance that the survey contained probing personal questions of a sexual nature. However, the appellate court's Judge Stephen Reinhardt informed the plaintiffs in his ruling that 'parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools." See The Intelligent Student's Guide to the New World Order
Potter in the Polders: "A Dutch witch has won a legal battle to make the cost of her witchcraft lessons tax-deductible. ... According to Margarita Rongen, a teacher at the Appelscha School of Witchcraft, the school teaches students 'how to make spells, prepare magic potions and heal with stones.'" See Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Federal "Hate Crimes" Bill Threatens Religious Freedom(Liberty Counsel emailed this October update but have not yet posted on their website): "The United States Senate is considering a so-called 'hate crimes" bill (SB 1145 entitled the "Local Law Enforcement Act of 2005"), which was quietly passed by the House in September. The bill allows federal prosecution for crimes based on 'actual or perceived' sexual orientation and, if signed into law, would pose a grave threat to ministers and religious organizations. ...
"...if the hate crimes bill passes the Senate, it will be coupled with the Hate Crimes Reporting Act of 1990 which mandated that the FBI include intimidation in its reporting of statistics on hate crimes. Therefore, because intimidation may also be considered a hate crime, ministers or religious organizations who speak out against homosexuality are in danger of being labeled with a hate crime. Such speech is already under attack...."
School Pledge Is Unconstitutional: "A federal judge declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional Wednesday in a case brought by the same atheist whose previous battle against the words 'under God' was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on procedural grounds."August 2005
House adds sexual orientation to 'hate crimes': "'Criminalizing thoughts as well as actions, and creating special categories of victims, are contrary to our entire system of laws," said FRC president Tony Perkins. "...It is shocking that a bill designed to protect children from sexual predators is now being used to protect the sexual preference of homosexuals." See Clinton's War on Hate Bans Christian Values
A New (London) Low: "The U.S. Supreme Court recently found that the city's original seizure of private property was constitutional under the principal of eminent domain, and now New London is claiming that the affected homeowners were living on city land for the duration of the lawsuit and owe back rent. It's a new definition of chutzpah: Confiscate land and charge back rent for the years the owners fought confiscation. In some cases, their debt could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars."
Their Will Be Done (Robert Bork): "The justices have weakened the authority of other institutions... assisted in sapping the vitality of religion through a transparently false interpretation of the establishment clause; denigrated marriage and family; destroyed taboos about vile language in public; protected as free speech the basest pornography... created a right to abortion virtually on demand, invalidating the laws of all 50 states... permitted racial and gender discrimination at the expense of white males; and made the criminal justice system needlessly slow and complex, tipping the balance in favor of criminals." [WSJ, 7-5-05] Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Judicial havoc(Thomas Sowell): "...many of the signs of social degeneration can be traced to the courts that are supposed to be upholding law and order but which have too often become places for judges to... impose fashionable theories as the law of the land. Some judges and Supreme Court justices may flatter themselves that they are helping the poor and the disadvantaged but their arbitrary notions often hurt the less fortunate most of all....
"Whose homes are going to be bulldozed to make way for a new shopping mall or hotel complex under the Supreme Court's expanded notion of eminent domain? Mansions in Beverly Hills?... Or working class homes and apartment buildings? ...
"When a handful of hoodlums can prevent a whole class from learning, as a result of judicial rulings that make it more dangerous to the school to crack down on classroom disrupters than to tolerate their destroying all the other children's education, whose children are most likely to see their whole future lost this way?"
Supreme quotas? "My reaction to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement was almost as positive as my reaction in 1981 was negative when the Reagan administration announced that they were going to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. It wouldn't matter if all nine Justices of the Supreme Court were women, if these were the nine best people available. But to decide in advance that you were going to appoint a woman and then look only among women for a nominee was a dangerous gamble with a court that has become dangerous enough otherwise." Confiscating property: "...The city condemned the homeowners' properties. The homeowners sued and lost in the state court, and last week they lost in the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The framers of our Constitution gave us the Fifth Amendment in order to protect us from government property confiscation. The Amendment reads in part: '[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.' Which one of those 12 words is difficult to understand? The framers recognized there might be a need for government to acquire private property to build a road, bridge, dam or fort. That is a clear public use that requires just compensation, but is taking one person's private property to make it available for another's private use a public purpose?" SeeLocal Agenda 21 - The U.N. Plan for Your Community and From U.S. Sovereignty to Global Conformity
The Founders' cornerstones: "A major portion of the Declaration of Independence then lists the bill of particulars, 27 indictments of King George's faithlessness toward British laws. Reading these charges today, especially in light of the Supreme Court's assault in recent weeks on the U.S. Constitution -- the document that implements the Declaration's principles in practical government -- we should wonder.... For at least seven of the indictments are suspiciously aligned with allegations we could, and perhaps should, lay against our U.S. courts." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Foreign law is not law: "'I can hardly imagine any laws so bad, to which I would not rather be subject than to the caprice of a man,' John Stuart Mill said more than a century and a half ago.... Mill spoke of the danger of having to lead 'a life of anxiety lest by some of my acts I should unwittingly infringe against a will which had never been made known to me.'
"Some of today's vague and ambiguous anti-trust, anti-discrimination, and environmental laws strike like lightning out of the blue to hit people who had no idea that they were doing something wrong. The Constitution of the United States expressly forbad retroactive laws -- 'ex post facto' laws, it called them -- but judicial decisions creating new rights, duties, and nuances out of thin air are for all practical purposes ex post facto law. 'Evolving standards' are also ex post facto law, for who can know in advance how someone else's standards are going to evolve, much less which evolving standards will get a majority of the votes in the Supreme Court?
"The recent practice of using foreign laws as bases for judicial decisions about American laws likewise turns law into the caprices that John Stuart Mill feared.... It is a matter of individual prejudice or caprice which of these laws any given judge chooses to cite. ... The question is not even whether particular foreign laws should become American law. It is not possible for them to become American law... unless they are openly enacted into law by elected officials, rather than imposed by judicial fiat after the fact." See From U.S. Sovereignty to Global Conformity
Supreme Court backs municipal land grabs: "In a victory for cities, a divided Supreme Court concluded Thursday that local governments have the authority to seize private land and turn the property over to private developers for economic development.
"...local officials can use their 'eminent domain' power to condemn homes in a working-class neighborhood for private development in hopes of boosting tax revenue and improving the local economy."
No Ten Commandments in Courthouses: "In a narrowly drawn ruling, the Supreme Court struck down Ten Commandments displays in courthouses Monday. ... In a stinging dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia worried publicly about 'the dictatorship of a shifting Supreme Court majority.'... Scalia argued that Ten Commandments displays are a legitimate tribute to the nation's religious and legal history."
Now you face jail for being nasty to Satanists (UK): "The Bill contains no definition of 'religious belief' and ministers confirmed it would cover members of the African religion whose adherents were convicted last week of cruelty to a girl of eight they regarded as a witch. Satanists, pagans and atheists would be protected. ... Having good reason for making insulting comments that could provoke hatred of a particular religious doctrine would be no defence, nor would the fact that they were true. Opponents said the Bill would seriously undermine freedom of speech." Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules
O'Connor Dismisses Ado Over Int'l Law: "Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Thursday dismissed growing criticism about the Supreme Court's use of international law in its opinions, saying it makes sense for justices to look at foreign sources when a point of law is unclear.... 'This is much ado about nothing,' she said.... 'Our Constitution is one that evolves. What's the best way to know? State legislatures — but it doesn't hurt to know what other countries are doing.'" See Adapting the Constitution to a Global Consensus Same-sex marriage bid: "A loophole created during federal reforms of marriage law has opened the door for Tasmania to legislate to allow same-sex weddings, say the Greens. The party also announced it had prepared three Bills, to be introduced to State Parliament today, that would enable Australia's first recognised gay marriages to be performed in Tasmania." See Ban truth - Reap TyrannyMarch 2005
Odd Felos - Michael Schiavo's very strange lawyer: "In his 2002 book Litigation as Spiritual Practice, Felos expresses his belief in the 'cosmic law of cause and effect,' in which the human mind is not limited by the constraints of reality.... Felos claims to have used his mental powers to cause a plane he was passenger on to nearly crash.... 'At that instant a clear, distinctly independent and slightly stern voice said to me, 'Be careful what you think. You are more powerful than you realize.'...
"Felos believes he used this 'conscious evolution' in his first 'right-to-die' case....
"Felos describes his spiritual beliefs as syncretistic religion, mixing elements of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Native American ceremonial practices. In Litigation as Spiritual Practice's introduction, he declares, 'evolution of consciousness is our ultimate salvation.' His apparent lack of concern for Terri Schiavo's plight might be better understood in the context of his belief that '[i]n reality you have never been born and never can die.'
"This is all not to say that Felos isn't entitled to believe whatever he wants to. He, of course, is. However, this is the same man who has described the Schindler family and their supporters as 'fanatics.'"
FDLE Agent Stifled on Schiavo Probe: "When a top ranking agent of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) opened a criminal investigation in the case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, he was called into his supervisor’s office and told to shut down the investigation not once, but twice.
"...this FDLE agent and another agent have given notice that if they are served with subpoenas ordering them to give the information known to them regarding alleged corruption and collusion in the case that they will tell a court about the order stifling their investigation and the alleged involvement of the alleged obstruction of justice.... Such information could be enough for a court-ordered injunction to immediately reinsert the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo in that a high ranking police officer has determined there is sufficient probable cause that crimes have been committed." Prayer
Judge Says Calif. Can't Ban Gay Marriage: "A judge ruled Monday that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the state could no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman."The Supreme Court's vexing elitism: "In its feel-good zeal to protect 'underage' murderers across the board, the Court issued a blanket rule negating in general what the jury specifically found in this case: that a 17-year-old has the mental capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of his murder. As Justice Scalia noted, it doesn't require a great deal of sophistication to know that murder is wrong....
"...the murder was outrageously and wantonly vile, horrible and inhuman: The defendant and his accomplice threw the victim, bound, gagged and conscious off a railroad trestle into a river to drown. The only cruel and unusual punishment inflicted in this case was by the murderers." Depravity
Christian fraternity can ban homosexuals: "A federal court has ordered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to reinstate a Christian fraternity which had been denied recognition because its officers refused to sign the university's nondiscrimination policy requiring the group to allow homosexuals to join....UNC was involved in a similar flap in 2002 when it withheld recognition for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship because the group required its leaders to be Christians."
They couldn't function as a Christian group if forced to have unbelieving leaders! Like the "illegal churches" in China that refuse to come under government regulations (such as the restrictions on teaching about our hope for eternity), God's people must follow God's guidelines, not the world's unbiblical standards!Acts 5:29 and Hope in Christ
Judge drops all charges against Philly Christians: "...a judge in Philadelphia today dismissed all criminal charges against four Christians who were arrested for evangelizing at an outdoor homosexual event. Judge Pamela Dembe... found no basis whatsoever for any of them."
Socialism reaches new low: "Germany legalized prostitution in 2002 and now expects unemployed women under the age of 55 who collect unemployment benefits for more than a year to accept employment in the sex industry, including whorehouses....
"Excuse me? How many times have we had to listen to glassy-eyed liberals chant, 'You can’t legislate morality'? So what have the Dutch and the Germans done? They have legislated immorality. They have the temerity to believe that they can declare by law that the oldest profession is not immoral....
"Employment centers that do not wish to list the whorehouse ads can be sued for that and for allowing women to refuse to become prostitutes. Women who have worked as telemarketers for legitimate businesses can be recruited into telephone-sex services. ... This is another wretched result of 'women’s lib': women and children have lost traditional protections." See Mine is the Power
'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits' (Germany): "A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing 'sexual services' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. ... Under Germany's welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit." See Chart: Total transformation
Judge blocks a Bush administration faith-based grant: "The government says the order is the first time a judge has struck down a grant through the president's faith-based initiative, which seeks to give religious groups equal footing in seeking federal grants to provide social services. The U-S Department of Health and Human Services cut off funds to MentorKids U-S-A of Phoenix in December after it was confronted with evidence of the group's religious work." Faith-Based Compromise
Human Nature. Graner Found Guilty in Iraq Prisoner Abuse: "One witness, Syrian prisoner Amin al-Sheikh, had characterized Graner as the 'primary torturer,' who merrily whistled, sang and laughed while brutalizing him and forced him to eat pork and drink alcohol in violation of his Muslim faith." See Who can Resist the Pull of the Crowd?
"The bill was announced in the Queen's Speech on Tuesday November 23. The next day it received its first reading in the House of Commons indicating that it is at the top of the government's list of priorities...." See Ban truth - Reap tyranny
Religious Hate Law comes before British Parliament: “'The bill proposes extending existing laws which already ban incitement to racial hatred to cover religious hatred as well.... The government argues that the law is needed to prevent far-right racist groups and extremists of all religions whipping up hatred against the followers of other faiths. However, we at Barnabas Fund, like many... church leaders and Christian organizations is seriously concerned that far from achieving this laudable aim the law will instead effectively end up banning all legitimate criticism of another's religion....
Law of the land: View homosexual film, or school faces lawsuit: "Force students to watch 'tolerance training' video.... The agreement stipulated all would attend 'mandatory anti-harassment workshops,' including the viewing of an hour-long 'training' video covering sexual orientation and gender identity issues for middle and high school students. But ten months on, one-third of Boyd County students have failed to see the video, and that has the ACLU threatening court action....
"The current legal snag arises from the fact the original consent decree had no provision for parents exempting their children." See Sex Ed and Global Values & What Happened to Parents' Rights?
Scalia says religion infuses U.S. government and history: "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that a religion-neutral government does not fit with an America that reflects belief in God in everything from its money to its military.... Scalia told them that while the church-and-state battle rages, the official examples of the presence of faith go back to America's Founding Fathers: the word 'God' on U.S. currency; chaplains of various faiths in the military and the legislature; real estate tax-exemption for houses of worship _ and the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance.
"Last year, Scalia removed himself from the Supreme Court's review of whether 'under God' should be in the Pledge of Allegiance, after mentioning the case in a speech and complaining that courts are stripping God from public life. 'None of this is compatible with what we say when we express the so-called principle of neutrality,' Scalia said. He could be tapped as a possible nominee for chief justice...."The Attack on the Pledge: Both bad and good?
O'Connor praises international law: "Judges would be negligent if they disregarded the growing role of international law in U.S. courts, asserted Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a speech today at Georgetown Law School. It was the second time O'Connor has made a point of affirming the place of international law in U.S. courts....
"Later this term, the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide the constitutionality of executing juvenile killers – a case that has attracted wide interest overseas, with many foreign nations filing briefs pointing to international human rights norms as a justification for banning the practice. O'Connor did not specifically mention the case.
"She said recognizing international law could foster more civilized societies in the United States and abroad. 'International law is a help in our search for a more peaceful world,' said O'Connor."
Do you wonder which nations she might consider "more civilized" -- potential models for the U.S.? SeeFrom U.S. Sovereignty to Global Conformity
Home, safe home: "Anyone who owns a home, a small business or a piece of property became much more secure in those possessions on July 30. That day the Michigan Supreme Court released a unanimous decision ruling unequivocally against government use of eminent domain to take private property because someone else's use of it might be more profitable. ... D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams isn't happy. At a press briefing, he regretted the D.C's power to take property might be limited and said he believes it appropriate to take economically viable businesses for 'higher' economic uses." The U.N. Plan for Your Community [This article shows the global drift toward community planning and permits that benefit the 'greater whole,' not individuals or families. In a collective society, community decisions will increasingly be based on financial gain rather than Constitutional or property rights]
California's Hate Crimes Expansion Potentially 'Dangerous' for Christians, Activists Say: "Under this legislation [Senate Bill 1234], individuals could claim that someone expressing their deeply held beliefs, whether political or religious, presents an 'intimidating' threat that is punishable. ... Hate crimes law, CCF says, are the first step toward 'thought police' because they punish people's points of views instead of focusing on people's conduct." An immoral world cannot tolerate God's moral guidelines. It wants universal approval, not uncompromising dissenters. See Solidarity Versus Christianity
'Satan rules' scrawled on Christians' bus: "Three alleged vandals slit the tires of a bus owned by a Christian tour company in Skagway, Alaska, scrawling 'Satan rules' and 'Satan is King!' on the side of the vehicle. ...
"Though the graffiti might be considered a 'hate crime' in some jurisdictions, a spokesman with the District Attorney's Office for the 1st Judicial District in Juneau, Alaska, said there were no such statutes in effect that would heighten the penalty for the vandalism....
"'There is an underlying hatred towards the Christians in this town that never gets publicity,' Harp told WorldNetDaily. 'There's lots of spiritual darkness here in Alaska.'...
"The obliteration of all memory of the old culture makes possible the imposition of a wholly new one."
If the victim of such a hostile act had been certain other groups, this would probably have been considered a hate crime -- especially with the new focus on international models for such domestic laws.See Ban truth - Reap tyranny
Gay rights group: Church broke law:"Gay rights advocates filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Political Practices against the Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church Wednesday, saying the church inappropriately held an event to support a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage....
"'I don't know what they're talking about,' [Rev] Stumberg said, after hearing the details of the complaint. 'We haven't given a cent. The only thing we've done is we've spoken out for marriage.' The Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church opened its doors Sunday night for a broadcast event that piped in leading national evangelical leaders, including James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Chuck Colson of the Prison Fellowship, who promoted traditional marriage....
"In addition to incurring fines, the church could be in danger of losing its nonprofit status with the IRS if it engages in political advocacy."
Judicial activists have destroyed the rule of law (Canada - You may not want to print this important article, since it is followed by over 80 pages of more articles): "Anyone who thinks conscientious Christians have nothing to fear from the courts should ponder the escalating persecution of Hugh Owens and Scott Brockie. Brockie is the Christian printer who ran afoul of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, by refusing to print business cards and other materials for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The aim of the Archives is to promote the lifestyles of gays, lesbians and bisexuals -- lifestyles that Brockie deplores as gravely unhealthy and sinful....
"Brockie and Owens did not intend to violate the law. Given the ostensible guarantee of freedom of religion in section two of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, they and their lawyers thought Christians are still free in Canada to express peaceful opposition to sodomy, rimming and other deviant sexual practices.... Prior to the rulings in Owens and Brockie, no one could have foreseen with fair certainty that Canadians are no longer free to publish Bible verses opposing sodomy or to refuse on principle to print materials for a gay advocacy organization. These two cases illustrate how judicial activists have destroyed the rule of law for all Canadians. " Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Praying for someone's health could violate the law: "Praying out loud for someone's health in church - no matter how well intentioned - could end up exposing congregations to penalties under a new federal law. Since April 14, 2003, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the federal government has set restrictions on public prayer. The risk of federal penalities and lawsuits has prompted some churches to require written permission from anyone for whom they pray. ...
"Under national United Methodist guidelines, two staff members attended HIPAA training. According to Bergquist, the confidentiality of prayer requests was already protected; the training only intensified their awareness. 'We have decided to become 'hands-off,' Bergquist said. 'If (someone) wishes information to be shared, (he or she) must ask in writing."
So much for "the wall of separation" between the church and state. America's founders wanted to protect the Church from government control -- not the government from Christian influence. See The Pilgrims, the Bible, Persecution and Thanksgiving and Reinventing the World See the next link:
Privacy Issues--HIPAA : "Recently, some congregations have expressed concern that, under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, they will no longer be permitted to publish in church bulletins or prayer lists the names of congregation members who have been hospitalized.... Because the HIPAA Privacy Rule only applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses and certain health care providers, it does not apply to congregations or individual congregation members, except for members who are themselves health care providers or are employed by health plans, health care clearinghouses and certain health care providers."
Christian printer must do work for 'gays' (Canada): "Christian printer Scott Brockie was fined $5,000.00 in 1999 by the Ontario Human Rights Commission because he refused to print blank letterhead and envelopes for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. ... he believed the Archives further homosexual activity, which is contrary to his religious beliefs.
"The adjudicator claimed that Brockie was free to express his beliefs in his home or Christian community, but ordered him to provide printing services 'to lesbians and gays and to organizations in existence for their benefit.' ...There is a point beyond which the conduct of judicial officers will bring the administration of justice into disrepute," Catholic Civil Rights League spokesperson Sean Murphy said. 'That point is passed when a Christian printer is ordered to produce business cards and letterhead for an organization that promotes pro-paedophilia essays, is fined $5,000.00 for having refused to do so, and is left with $40,000.00 in legal bills for daring to defend himself.'" Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Court Orders U.S. to Review Mexican Cases: "The world court ruled Wednesday that the United States violated the rights of 51 Mexicans on death row to receive diplomatic help, and ordered Washington to review their cases.... It was the second time the highest U.N. court has ruled the United States broke the 1963 Vienna Convention, which protects foreigners accused of serious crimes.... The United States had argued the case was a sovereignty issue, and that the 15-judge tribunal should be wary of allowing itself to be used as a criminal appeals court, which is not its mandate."
A comment that came with this link: This "decision not only makes a mockery of the suffering of families whose loved ones were murdered by foreign-born criminals, all Mexican criminals in this case, but jeopardizes the sovereignty of the United States if any attention is paid to the dictates of this Hague-based international court." SeeInternational Courts Mock Sovereignty
Messing with the Constitution: "Eleven Republican congressmen have decided that the old system of congressional passage coupled with state ratification is just too cumbersome for this enlightened age. Their idea? To simply allow the House and Senate to amend our Constitution with a simple two-thirds majority vote." That's only one of many assaults on U.S. Constitution. See Adapting the Constitution to a Global Consensus
France adds beards to list: "France's plan to bar religious symbols from state schools slid into confusion today after the education minister said a looming ban on Muslim veils could also outlaw beards if they were judged to be a sign of faith... Centrist Francois Bayrou denounced the planned ban as 'a whiff of oxygen for fundamentalists; who would exploit it to whip up protests....
"Officials have said this means it would outlaw Muslim veils, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses... France has reaped widespread criticism for the ban, which it says will keep religion out of state schools and thus promote respect for all religions. Many commentators abroad cannot fathom this logic and accuse Paris of violating religious freedom." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
The First Amendments in Shreds: "Justice Antonin Scalia called the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a campaign finance bill 'a sad day for free speech.' He said the ruling 'cuts to the heart of what the First Amendment is meant to protect: the right to criticize the government.' Justice Clarence Thomas called it 'the most significant abridgement of the freedoms of speech and association since the civil war.' But the New York Times and Washington Post were ecstatic over the decision." The Mainstream Media
Hateful words a war crime: "Three Rwandan media executives were convicted by the international tribunal of committing and inciting genocide, war crimes and persecution in a case that will set a precedent for the new International Criminal Court. 'Without a firearm, machete or any physical weapon, you caused the death of thousands of innocent civilians.' ... Human rights advocates praised the verdict, even as some legal and media analysts warned that repressive regimes could use the verdict for their own purposes.... 'This is the first time that journalists have been convicted for their participation in genocide, and I think it's a wake-up call to hatemongers everywhere....
"The U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, drafted in 1966 and ratified by 151 nations including the United States, says: 'Any advocacy of national racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law."
This is a UN argument against Biblical Christianity. And our courts are beginning to embrace the same anti-Christian philosophy.Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules and War on Hate Bans Christian Values
Canada prepares to enforce Islamic law: "Canadian judges soon will be enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, in disputes between Muslims, possibly paving the way to one day administering criminal sentences, such as stoning women caught in adultery." As our U.S. Supreme Court judges look to international models, will we follow in their steps? See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Avoiding democracy: "The loudest applause from the legal academy tends to come after a far-reaching allegedly progressive decision unsupported by public opinion, and with no real basis in the U.S. Constitution or case law. No judge gets to be admired by the legal and media elites by simply following law and precedents.... As the left gradually despaired of attracting a majority of voters to its programs, it opted for a strategy of going around the voters by relying on judges to impose liberal outcomes. This liberal end-run around politics is what the current battle over judges is all about....
"Then, too, the mind-set of media and judicial elites is dominated by a very simplistic view of the gay marriage issue -- that it pits bigotry against valiant attempts to include an oppressed group...."
It's sad to see how far Massachusetts had drifted from its pilgrim roots.
Insidious judicial activism through foreign laws: "'Relying on foreign court decisions 'may not only enrich our own country's decisions, I think it may create that all-important good impression,' said [Judge
Sandra Day]O'Connor, as if addressing diplomats at the United Nations. Of course it is true that the impressions we create in this world are important, but 'creating good impressions' is not the function of the Court -- interpreting the Constitution is....
"In many cases, the justices merely substitute their opinions -- based on whatever suits them at the time, including international law -- for the plain meaning of the language or the Framers' original intent."
Ban truth - Reap Tyranny
Patriot Act - Law's use causing concerns: "Corallo insisted lawmakers were fully aware the Patriot Act had far-reaching implications beyond fighting terrorism when the legislation was adopted in October 2001...." See Homeland Security and the transformation of America
Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service - Our Role: "CCIVS has currently over 140 member organisations [including USA] all across the world.... The activities and programmes of these organisations are carried out by groups of national and international volunteers over a period ranging from a few weeks to more than a year." Psalm 100:2-5
First Lady Laura Bush Says U.S. Is Proud to Rejoin UNESCO: "As of October 1st, the United States government will once again be a full, active and enthusiastic participant in UNESCO's important mission to promote peace and freedom. And the people of my country will work with our UNESCO colleagues throughout the world to advance education, science, culture and understanding...."
It's not surprising that our last three presidents have been promoting community service and Service Learning
Reinstate Draft Bill - HR 163: "Short title: Universal National Service Act of 2003. Long title: To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes." More
Cop rips ruling Child-porn sentence riles officer [Ontario, Canada]: "The porn was so repulsive it caused the Crown to weep and the sentencing judge to go home and take a shower after viewing it.
"Randy Weber, 43, was convicted last February of possession and distribution of images of little children being bound, gagged, and forced to have sex with men. He was given a conditional sentence of 14 months -- otherwise known as house arrest....
"...attorney Michael Demczur and Gillian Roberts tried, but failed, to get a jail sentence, arguing 'the trial judge fundamentally failed to grasp the vile nature of the offences....."Charts: Total transformation
House wrapping up billon faith-based charities: "One of the first items on the House agenda this month is a scaled-down version of President Bush's faith-based plan, consisting largely of tax incentives to encourage donations to religious charities....The Senate passed a very similar bill in April. Both bills focus on encouraging charitable donations by private groups and individuals, and leave out the more contentious pieces of the president's original plan — expanding 'charitable choice provisions' that let religious groups get federal funds without secularizing their services." See Faith-Based Compromise
Ten Commandments `rock' rolled away from public view: "A moving crew, hired from out of state because no Alabama company could be found to do it, lifted the 5,280-pound Ten Commandments monument installed by Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama, slid a wheeled jack underneath and rolled it away.... as federal courts have demanded....
"Moore, who was suspended last week for defying a federal court order to remove the monument... issued a statement saying, 'It is a sad day in our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.''' Matthew 24-9
The Ten Commandments Controversy: "I doubt many Christians today could even name more than maybe half the Ten Commandments, much less communicate their relevance or significance to a godless culture. Why then would any lost person being witnessed to, EVEN CARE about Jesus Christ, the cross He endured or God’s glorious grace when he doesn’t even know what sin is? In all our postmodern positivism (Thank you Robert Schuller) we’ve turned God’s grace into empty emotionalism and exchanged humility and personal sacrifice for a higher self-esteem and a get-along gospel."
On the establishment of religion: What the Constitution really says: "... the 10th Amendment to the Constitution plainly states that 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.' This means that the power to make laws respecting an establishment of religion, having been explicitly withheld from the United States, is reserved to the states or to the people.....Judge Thompson – like many federal judges and justices before him – claims the unlimited prerogative of dictating to the states what they may or may not do with respect to matters of religious expression."
Updates on the Ten Commandments controversy
Alabama Protesters Keep Commandments Vigil: "After losing court battles at all levels and the suspension Friday of the monument's champion, Chief Justice Roy Moore, protest leaders concede the 5,300-pound marker will most likely be removed."
The men who laid the constitutional foundation for the USA didn't hesitate to acknowledge God's grace and truths.See Washington's Farewell Address and Thanksgiving Proclamation
Commandments removed amid protests (from schools, not from the Alabama judicial building): "Dozens of protesters wept and prayed Monday as a crane scooped up granite tablets bearing the Ten Commandments and removed them from four public schools in Adams County. Some in the crowd carried 'God Bless America' signs...
"'It's a sad day in our country when we turn our backs on God,' said Tim Daniel... [He is right. See Deut 8:10-20]
"Attorneys for theAmerican Civil Liberties Union said they would seek contempt charges against the school district if the monuments remained standing another day." See Matthew 24:9 and the next link:
Judge Moore Undeterred by Ten Commandments Battle Setbacks: "The Alabama chief justice told the cheering crowd that Judge Thompson, in ruling that the presence of the monument in the state judicial building is unconstitutional, had placed himself above the law and also above God. 'The people of this state elected me ... to uphold our constitution, which establishes our justice system, evoking the 'favor and guidance' of Almighty God. To do my duty, I must acknowledge God. That's what this case is about,' Moore said." Acts 5:29 and El Shaddai
Ginsberg - Court open to international law (Scroll down to title): "The Supreme Court is looking beyond America's borders for guidance in handling cases on issues like the death penalty and gay rights, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday." See From U.S. Sovereignty to Global Conformity
, Local Agenda 21
and ' But let us ask God to show us how to pray and what to do. Only by His grace and guidance can we stand immovable in this battle for faith and freedom.
Ban on smacking children is rejected: "Calls for a change in the law to ban parents from smacking their children have been rejected by the Government. Fears that Labour would be be accused of promoting a 'nanny state' and the known objections of Tony Blair led Margaret Hodge, the new children's minister, to rule out such a ban." But the European Court of Human Rights can override British decisions -- and UK sovereignty. See
What goes around comes around: "It is fairly certain the Blair government is not going to hand over Mr. Blair to the Greeks or to the ICC.... But if the ICC issues a warrant, Mr. Blair won't be able to go to Greece or to any country that might hand him over to the ICC.... [O]nce Mr. Blair achieves his goal of dissolving Great Britain into the European Union, there will be no sovereign British government to protect him. He could be picked up at will by EU police and handed over to the ICC." See International Courts Mock Sovereignty
When white-collar jobs follow the blues: "H-1B visas were created in 1990 to allow corporations to import up to 65,000 foreign skilled workers to fill alleged labor shortages, a claim that was always a fiction.... The corporations had such clout with politicians that in 2000 they got the number of allowable H-1B visas tripled to 195,000 - even while the industry was hiring only 2 percent of software applicants.
"Insurance giant Cigna Corp. fired its Connecticut workers and turned its tech jobs over to the Indian firm, Satyam....This Cigna agreement denies U.S. citizens even the chance to compete. Where are the conservatives who argued for years against closed union shop?"
'Defend your family, go to jail': "A Brooklyn man who shot and wounded an intruder while defending his family will spend three days in Rikers Island, the same jail housing the burglar who terrorized his home, because he owns an unregistered gun."
WHO (World Health Organization) Gets Wider Power to Fight Global Health Threats: "The U.N. agency's governing body unanimously approved a resolution to allow WHO to intervene even when countries refuse to admit they are facing a health crisis, and to send teams to independently investigate whether national authorities are responding effectively.... WHO is now authorized to evaluate the severity of the threat and whether countermeasures are adequate. If necessary, "and after informing the government concerned," WHO can "conduct on-the-spot studies . . . with the purpose of ensuring that appropriate control measures are being employed."
WHO is no friend to Christianity, and has a massive worldwide plan to eliminate the threat of its "poisonous certainties." See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health
Global management through (the environmental) crisis. Saving the Earth and its People: "Over the past 11 years, the United Nations (U.N.) has been advancing an all-encompassing plan called Agenda 21. This plan is a forty-chapter manifesto allegedly defining the ills of the world and a host of collectivist solutions under the banner of sustainable development....
"There is a problem with Agenda 21.... It cannot work. Many of the problems allegedly cured with Agenda 21 - such as poverty, biodiversity, desertification, over population, and a host of others - are made worse by this U.N. plan, not better. Other problems, like global warming, ozone depletion and others are not manmade problems, but natural phenomena made to appear to be manmade by using pseudoscience in order to justify the alleged need for global governance." See Local Agenda 21- The U.N. Plan for Your Community and the next link:
A double standard: "Drunken driving and hit and run charges were filed against Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbie Bridge.... Unfortunately, the trend shows that this judge will receive no more than a slap on the wrist....
"Those in power protect each other. Many documented examples come to mind: No jail time for city cop Jeff Gaunt, who pleaded guilty for drug possession and is still employed by the Grants Pass City Police Department. Former Deputy Gerry B. Mathel was caught with child pornography but served no jail time. Also no jail time for former Deputy Greg Hatfield who was facing felony rape charges...." That's the nature of governmental power untempered by God's unchanging values.
Appeals Court Refuses to Review Pledge of Allegiance Ruling: "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected an appeal to reconsider its decision that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the phrase "under God." ... Reactions to the court's decision have been both swift and intense. 'This is a very troubling development and one that cannot go unchallenged,' said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice."
European Union seeks U.S. water, public service rights: "The 15-member European Union has requested the U.S. government allow them to take over water and sewer systems here. For the average person, that could mean paying a European corporation for utility services, with no limits or regulations by the U.S. government.
"Documents detailing the EU’s plans to open up the free market, which includes allowing European competition on U.S. libraries, postal service, education and health care providers, were leaked to the public last week..." See "Outsourced economy" below.
German Giant Taking Over American Water Supply: "The influence of foreign business can be seen across America, with consumers cheerfully buying Japanese cars, Korean TVs and clothing made in China. But many Americans aren't so happy about foreigners controlling their water supply."
Appeals Court Refuses to Review Pledge of Allegiance Ruling: "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected an appeal to reconsider its decision that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the phrase "under God." ... Reactions to the court's decision have been both swift and intense. 'This is a very troubling development and one that cannot go unchallenged,' said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice."
Barcodes 'stop baby mix-ups': "Barcodes containing newborn babies' fingerprints are being used to prevent mix-ups over identification. The system has been introduced in the maternity unit of La Zarzuela Hospital in Madrid, Spain. As soon as babies are born their fingerprints, and those of their mothers, are stored in electronic barcodes which mother and baby wear on their wrists. ... In effect, they act as an ID card for the child."
The U.N. ain't what it ought to be: "Just look at who's heading up the United Nations Human Rights Commission: Libya.... Colonel Moammar Gadhafi was able to buy the chairmanship because it's Africa's turn to select the head of the HRC.... In return for Gadhafi's largesse, Libya's African neighbors actually let Libya run unopposed for the HRC chairmanship.'...
"It was just two years ago when the United States was kicked off the 53-member commission in order to make room for Syria.... [I think he meant the Sudan]. We're back on the commission this year, but we're sitting next to representatives from Algeria, Burkina Faso, China, Cuba, Congo, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe." Yet the rest of the world submits to this corrupt system. See and the next link:
Scouts among us: "The California Supreme Court is considering a measure to prohibit state judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America because the Boy Scouts discriminate against homosexuals."
IULA-UTO Unification: The inspiration for creating a new world organisation of local government came from the 1996 United Nations Istanbul Conference on Human Settlements. Here, international recognition was given to the importance of decentralisation and the strengthening of local authorities.
Mission, objectives and tasks: Objectives:
- Promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the world Promote unity and cooperation amongst members
- Ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies
- Be the worldwide source of key information regarding local government
- Be the worldwide source of learning, exchange and capacity-building
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