Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - March 31, 2009

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The First 100 Days
• Tyranny at Our Doorstep
• Another Obama Nominee in Question
• Sebelius Signs Pro-Life Bill
• Abstinence Education Funding Cut
• Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief -Tuesday, March 31, 2009

". . . I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth." (Job 19:25)

The Daily Brief

1. U.S. Deploys Missile Destroyers to N. Korea - Fox News

The U.S. deployed two missile-interceptor ships from South Korea on Monday, days ahead of a North Korean rocket launch seen by many as a test of its longest-range missile. South Korea and Japan also dispatched missile destroyers to monitor the launch.

• Heavenly Father, we ask that North Korea will be allowed to be a free nation, one that can truly elect its leaders and not be forced to have "show elections" that re-elect communist officials. Please allow Your Holy Spirit to move upon North Korea's leadership to have their pride altered so that they can listen to You and stand down in their quest for nuclear supremacy. Please protect the U.S. Pacific Command as they maintain their presence near North Korea's shores. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.

As the angel revealed to Zechariah: "So he answered and said to me: This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: This is not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of hosts." (Zechariah 4:6 NKJV)

2. Petraeus: Military Reserves 'Right of Last Resort' for Threats Inside Pakistan - Fox News

The U.S. military will reserve the "right of last resort" to take out threats inside Pakistan, but it would prefer to enable the Pakistani military to do the job itself, Gen. David Petraeus said Monday, following a terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan. A group of gunmen, some in police uniforms, attacked a police academy Monday and held it for hours, seizing hostages, throwing grenades and killing at least six trainee officers before being overpowered by Pakistani commandos.

Lahore, a vibrant metropolis considered by many to be Pakistan's cultural capital, has become an increasingly alluring target for militants. A cricket game ambush in early March sparked a battle that left six police officers and a driver dead and wounded several players.

• Gracious Lord, we lift up our military forces to you for protection as they seek to help those in terrorist infested areas. We ask for a godly Commander-In-Chief who will truly help them and not abandon them to political correctness. We ask for Your continued wisdom and guidance for Gen. Petraeus and the other military leaders of our nation's five combatant and four functional commands. May Pakistan and other countries who follow Islam and other false religions, come to a saving knowledge of Your Son Jesus Christ. And it is in His Name that we pray for Your victories to be realized throughout the world. Amen.

As Moses said to the Israelites: ""The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." (Exodus 14: 14 NKJV)

3. U.S. Threatens Bankruptcy for GM, Chrysler - Wall Street Journal

On the eve of the G-20 Summit in London, April 2, the Obama administration, wading deeply into the U.S. auto industry, is weighing an aggressive fix for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler that would divide their "good" and "bad" assets and send them into bankruptcy to purge their biggest problems.

The potential move would transform two companies that have helped define U.S. industrial power over the past century. Following the ouster of GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, it would represent one of the biggest-ever government incursions into private enterprise.

• Father, we ask for help with our nation's economy. We feel that this is a time of justice and mercy for those who followed Your teachings and voted in Your way in this past election, and for those who didn't. We do not know men's hearts, but You do. Please help those who follow Your precepts, and encourage those who do not follow You to lay down their pride and seek Your Son while there is still time to know Him as their Savior. May Israel, America and the whole world that You created be saved for Your glory! May You be glorified at the G-20 Summit! In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up." (James 4: 10 NKJV)

4. VT Governor Deluged Over Homosexual Marriage Bill - AP

Republican Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is getting a lot of mail in the wake of his announcement that he plans to veto a same-sex marriage bill. About 1,500 letters and e-mails on the topic flooded his Statehouse offices in the two days after he said he would veto the bill if the Legislature passes it.

Some call him a homophobe. Some accuse him of spreading hatred. Some thank him, or applaud him for showing "backbone" in the face of pressure from gay rights advocates.

• Let us lift up Governor Douglas to the Lord for protection and wisdom in his decision to uphold marriage as God intended: between one man and one woman! May the Lord bless his walk with Him, and keep him and his staff in the time leading up to his veto of this anti-marriage legislation. And, may those who initiated such a bill come to know the truth that God set apart marriage to illustrate His Son's love for His Church. May many be saved because of Governor Douglas' stand for God's order. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.

"The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the just. Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble" (Proverbs 3:34-35 NKJV)

5. Experts: Resistant TB poses new global health threat - USA Today

An estimated half a million people in the world are already infected with drug-resistant TB, nearly a quarter of them in China. Most are still waiting for help, which only increases the risk. Countries as diverse as China, Russia and South Africa are vulnerable, and the new strains have also appeared in the United States.

• Jehovah Rapha, our healing God, we humbly come before You and ask for a cure for these new strains of tuberculosis, a disease that we thought was cured fifty years ago. Please move Your mighty hand and stay this disease for Your glory throughout the world in a miraculous way that all will know You cured them, and that they will turn to You and come to know Your Son, Jesus, as their Savior. You are the God of Compassion, and we thank You for the opportunity to pray for those who already have tuberculosis and for those who will contract it. Please save many alive, Lord! Amen.

"But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive." (Genesis 50: 20 NKJV)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple." (Psalms 27)

1. EU warns Israel on two-state issue - Jerusalem Post

The European Union once again sent strong warning messages to Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday, cautioning him that EU ties with Israel could take a turn for the worse if he rejects a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

2.'Gov't must separate from Palestinians' - Jerusalem Post

The incoming government must immediately begin planning for a separation from the Palestinians, veteran negotiator and security figure Maj.-Gen. (res.) Gilad Sher said during a lecture in Ramat Gan on Monday evening.

3. Netanyahu to be sworn in as Israel's new premier - AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's new premier on Tuesday, heading a predominantly right-wing cabinet that has sparked international concern over the future of troubled peace talks.

4. Assad: Israel's new government is against peace - Ha'aretz

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday urged Arab leaders convened in Qatar for a regional summit to reject a 2002 Saudi peace initiative, as Israel had demonstrated that it was not a "real partner" to peace, and that "The real aim of Israel's recently elected government is against peace and that the composition of the incoming Cabinet is a clear, unsurprising message to us," Assad said.

5. Netanyahu: We'll do all we can to make peace with our neighbors - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday afternoon commended his soon-to-be predecessor Ehud Olmert for his peace efforts and said the Likud-led government would do all it could to strike durable agreements with all of Israel's neighbors.

6. Abbas to Arab summit: Israel chose settlement instead of peace - Ynet News

"Our experience in the aftermath of the Annapolis conference has proven that Israel is still a ways off from abandoning its settlement policy and choosing the path of peace," Mahmoud Abbas said Monday.

7. Netanyahu names Likud ministers - Ynet News

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday informed his party's Knesset members of their designated positions in his new government.

The First 100 Days

DAY 71

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases." (Proverbs 21:1)

1. Obama's Health Chief to Call for Action Now on Health Care

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's nominee for health and human services secretary, says keeping the status quo on health care overhaul is "unacceptable and unsustainable."

2. Obama Heads to Europe, But Could Fly Into Political Storm at G20

The president hopes to convince European allies during an eight-day trip that his young administration can improve the global economy and the United States' image.

3. Workers Say Obama Treated Autos Worse Than Wall Street

Many assembly line autoworkers reacted with skepticism and anger to the Obama administration's tougher plan for Detroit after bailing-out several Wall Street firms, calling it a "double-standard."

4. Obama Pleads With Dems to Pass Big Budget

President urges House Democrats in a closed-door session to take on his ambitious agenda, such as education, health care and clean energy, declaring, "we are in this together."

5. Iran, Syria Receive Millions of U.S. 'Peaceful Nuclear' Funds

Countries designated by the U.S. as terrorism sponsors reportedly received $55 million from a U.S.-supported program promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

6. U.S. Launches New Fight Against Afghan Drug Trade

The surge of narcotics agents, which would boost the number of anti-drug officials inside Afghanistan from a dozen to nearly 80, would bolster a strategy laid out last week by the Obama administration.

7. Obama Agrees to Release Guantanamo Detainee to Undisclosed Country

Batarfi can restart his lawsuit if he is not delivered to a country acceptable to him within 30 days, according to the terms of the deal that still must be reviewed by a judge.

Tyranny at Our Doorstep

Tyranny at the Doorstep of the House of Freedom

The White House has forced out the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors as a condition for more government bail out money. While many across America may praise this move, it sets a dangerous precedent of government ownership and involvement in the affairs of our nation's private enterprise. Socialism and communism are failed one world order principles where government replaces God in the affairs of men. Americans allowing their government to even flirt with such political concepts of economy will result in certain disaster. This is tyranny in the making. It is the face of oppression rising above the horizon to shine its darkness upon the hearts of free men.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Another Obama Nominee in Question

Comments by Obama Nominee Dawn Johnsen Deserve Close Scrutiny

Obama Nominee Dawn Johnsen Compares Mothers to 'Slaves,' 'Losers in the Contraceptive Lottery' and 'Fetal Containers' . . . Comments Reveal Extreme Support for Abortion on Demand
Today the president of the Susan B. Anthony List commented on radical pro- abortion activist Dawn Johnsen, whose nomination was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and currently awaits a floor vote.

"Dawn Johnsen does not represent mainstream America or the type of common ground abortion policy President Obama promised this nation," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. "Her bizarre characterizations of pregnancy as 'slavery' and mothers as 'losers in the contraceptive lottery' expose an unacceptable disdain for commonsense abortion restrictions and motherhood in general. Furthermore, Johnsen's opposition to existing federal restrictions like the ban on partial-birth abortion casts doubt on her ability to perform her duties faithfully as the head of the Office of Legal Counsel."

Across the country, Susan B. Anthony List members expressed outrage at Johnsen's nomination, sending over 26,000 letters of opposition to their U.S. Senators. Johnsen was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 19th by a vote of 11-7.

Johnsen awaits a floor vote by the full U.S. Senate to gain confirmation to head the Office of Legal Counsel. (Source: Christian Newswire)



Sebelius Signs Pro-Life Bill

Facing Confirmation Hearings, Sebelius Signs Pro-Life Bill

For the first time in recent memory, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed into law a piece of pro-life legislation Friday. The new measure requires women be given the option of seeing an ultrasound or listening to a fetal heart monitor before an abortion.

"There were veto-proof majorities breathing down her neck and, additionally, this time she's in the national spotlight," Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, told the Kansas City Star. "She didn't do this for women. She did it for one woman (Sebelius)."

This week, Sebelius faces U.S. Senate confirmation hearings on her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, the pro-abortion governor would be in a position to profoundly influence federal and state policies on abortion, rights of conscience, bioethics and end-of-life issues. She also would be instrumental in distributing federal funding to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.


Please ask your U.S. senators to oppose the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius. You can find contact information through our Action Center.

Abstinence Education Funding Cut

Population Fund Gets $50M

The U.S. Senate Budget Committee has defeated an amendment that would have saved a place in the 2010 budget for Title V abstinence-education grants.

The monstrous stimulus bill recently passed by Congress curiously left out funding for Title V, which is set to expire June 30.

However, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be well-funded in the months to come.
The funding was cut under President George W. Bush because of the group's participation in forced abortion and sterilization policies. The Department of State has announced $50 million will go to UNFPA in 2009.

"Americans don't want their money going to an organization which works hand-in-glove with ... population control police as they drag women off for forced abortions and forced sterilizations," Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, said in a statement. (Citizen Link; March 30, 2009)

Good News Corner

Texas Allows Critique, Examination of Evolution

The Texas Board of Education voted Friday to allow critique and full examination of evidence relating to scientific theories. The debate centered around how the theory of evolution should be taught.

The board had voted against a similar measure earlier in the day, but after a flood of calls and e-mails, the board apparently decided to give Texas children a chance to discuss all sides of popular scientific theories.

Jonathan Saenz, legislative affairs director for the Free Market Foundation, said the board action was "a huge victory for school students and validation that the people of Texas and the State Board of Education reject censorship in the classroom and embrace open and critical discussion in the science classroom." (Citizen Link; March 30, 2009)