Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - October 27, 2009

In This Issue
The Daily Brief
The Middle East in Focus
The Daily Jot
Public Option = No Option
For HHS, a Senior Moment
Power to the People!
Wear a White Ribbon
Iranian Missiles Facing Israel
The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth." (Job 19:25)

The Daily Brief

1. Reid Bets on Public Option - The Hill

The Senate healthcare bill will include a compromise public option that allows states to opt out of a government insurance program. Reid predicted that by the time the CBO issues its cost estimate and the floor debate begins, Democrats will line up together. "I believe we clearly will have the support of my caucus to move to this bill and start legislating," he said.

· Lord, despite the national outcry against this public option and the healthcare bill, the Democrats will not listen. We pray that this bill will not go through. We pray confusion and discord in their plans.

· They shall be ashamed and also disgraced, all of them; they shall go in confusion together, who are makers of idols. (Isaiah 45:16)

2. Obama Says He will Not Rush Afghanistan Decision - (AP)

Despite Republican pressure to act quickly, President Barack Obama says he won't rush his decision about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan where 14 Americans died in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in more than four years. Obama spoke on a day when a U.S. military helicopter crashed while returning from the scene of a fire fight with suspected Taliban drug traffickers in western Afghanistan.

· Heavenly Father, we pray the citizens will rise up and put pressure on the President to send the troops and everything that the generals need. We pray he will not delay.

· With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. (Psalms 60:12)

3 Obama To Sign Gay-Inclusive Hate Crimes Bill Wednesday - ABC News

Last Thursday, senators voted mostly along party lines 68 to 29 in favor of expanding hate crimes legislation to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Democrats stowed away the bill inside the must-pass fiscal year 2010 defense reauthorization bill, a move that rankled some Republicans.

· Heavenly Father, we pray You will block this ungodly bill and all bills that are being passed by these current government officials. Replace quickly these leaders for godly righteous leaders!

· "Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees; who write misfortune, Which they have prescribed." (Isaiah 10:1)

4. Poll: Conservatives Most Dominant Political Group Among Americans - Fox News

Forty percent of Americans surveyed described their political ideology as conservative, while 36 percent said their views were moderate and 20 percent said liberal, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. The findings reportedly mark a shift from 2005 to 2008, when the number of moderates was even with conservatives as the most dominant group.

· Lord, we thank you for this shift in the nations opinion to conservatives. We pray for godly conservatives to win overwhelmingly and govern righteously at the next elections.

· I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. (Exodus 6:7)

5. U.S. Troops Hope Afghanistan Sacrifices Not in Vain - Washington Times

"We're not just numbers," Sgt. Coble said. "I'm not going to say morale is high with everything going on at home. We're here for a reason. This is not a draft military. When people go out on the streets in America and say, 'Bring our troops home,' it infuriates me. Don't go out there talking about bringing our troops home; let us decide when to come back home. We're here because we want our children, my son, to have a safer world, and we know the risks."

· Lord, we pray a thick hedge of protection around the troops. We pray that the nation and our officials will give them support and everything they need in order to win wars.

· "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." (Deuteronomy 31:6)

6. Report: Florida Man Says Home Depot Fired Him for Wearing 'One Nation Under God' Pin - Fox News

Trevor Keezer, 20, whose brother Army Spc. Steven Keezer Jr. is set to return to Iraq in December, said none of his supervisors had anything negative to say about the pin until last month when he began bringing his bible to work, the paper reported. Home Depot spokesman Craig Fishel said Home Depot has its own sanctioned patriotic pins that employees have the option to wear. Keezer said he opted to wear his own pin instead because none of the company's pins mentioned God.

· Father God, we pray this nation will turn back to you and pray those who want to get rid of every mention of your name, to be removed from positions of authority. Give us freedom to practice our religion.

· Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! (Psalms 43:1)

7. Obama Readies Tougher 'Too Big to Fail' Strategy - Reuters

An administration official said the new proposal to Congress would let the government seize control, force shareholders to bear losses, remove management, and restructure debts at non-bank financial firms whose failure could threaten the banking system and economy.

· Lord, we pray against any plans of our government to take over private businesses. We pray for godly regulations but not oppressive control from the government on businesses.

· And the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, "We have sinned against You, because we have both forsaken our God and served the Baals!" (Judges 10:10)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Swallow up, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and fighting in the city." (Psalms 55:9)

1. Hamas calls for renewing bombing attacks on Israel - Xinhuanet

Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip called on Monday to renew attacks on Israel in response to Israeli police attacks on Moslems prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city of Jerusalem.

2. Abbas to Obama: I'll quit, there's no chance for peace with Netanyahu - Ha'aretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. President Barack Obama that he intends to resign his post, Channel 10 television reported on Monday.

3. 'Force will determine Jerusalem's fate' - Jerusalem Post

Following a day of clashes between security forces and Arab rioters in Jerusalem, Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Sunday evening stated that the fate of the capital would be determined by force, not negotiations.

4. Israel to UN: We'll continue to gather intelligence in Lebanon - Ha'aretz

The United Nations has asked Israel for clarifications on "listening devices" that the Lebanese authorities claim were revealed near the village of Hula in southern Lebanon last week. The request was made following an official Lebanese petition to the UN.

5. 'Conditions for talks have got worse' - Jerusalem Post

The US will continue pressing for a deal to get Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table, despite concerns in Jerusalem that Friday's announcement of PA elections in January makes the likelihood of starting negotiations now even more remote.

The Daily Jot

White House to Force Americans Into Partnership With Darkness

The man who occupies the Oval Office has announced that American taxpayers will foot the bill of up to $150 million for Muslim majority countries to have a "transformational impact in these regions such as technology, education, telecom, media, business services and financial technology and clean-tech." The White House says that this fulfills a promise made during the June 4th Cairo speech to Muslims to "launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries." And like the billions the US and other countries have poured into the Palestinian Authority for the same purposes, how much of it will support terrorism and the terrorist infrastructure?

At a time when unemployment in this nation is reaching 10% and the number of those who have given up trying to find a job is far higher, the White House is trying to create jobs within the Muslim community in oil-rich, cash-rich Islamic nations. At a time when separation of church and state is the battle cry among socialists, the White House is making an exception to give hard- earned taxpayer dollars to Islam. Does this mean that it truly doesn't believe Islam is a religion, or does it mean that there is no regard whatsoever for Christians in America who are faced with no jobs and a record $1.4 trillion deficit? Americans should be outraged by this White House announcement.

The only technology Americans know of Islam is its ability to make and improve methods of killing innocent people--roadside bombs, suicide bombs, car bombs and more. The education Islamic nations are providing is the type taught by institutions like the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Va--teaching jihad, Jews are monkeys, and hate toward the infidels. Telecom might involve using cell phones to blow up suicide bombs; media might be supporting the type of reporting done by al Jazeera. Are American taxpayers to pay for business services development such as prostitution, drugs, human trafficking and mercenaries? Are these funds going to be managed by Sharia Law investment firms?

If the Administration is so dead set on helping the poor Muslims, why not allocate money that will save souls and promote peace? Ministry to Muslims, for example, is a Christian outreach to the Islamic community. Redeemer International School of Ministry has an outreach in Ghana, West Africa to train up pastors to enter rural areas and minister Christ to Muslims. There are countless opportunities to introduce Muslims to the way of peace and eternal prosperity. 2 Corinthians 6:14 asks, "what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion hath light with darkness?" A corrupt body of evildoers at the White House knows the answer, and it is about to force Americans to partner with darkness.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Public Option = No Option

Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid announced this afternoon that he intends to force a vote on the government-run "public option" because his private discussions with fellow senators indicate there are nearly 60 senators willing to support it in one form or another.

Let me remind you again what the public option is all about. President Obama has said that the public option could force insurance companies to be "honest" and lower costs by having to compete against the federal government. Today, Reid repeated those claims. But, as the AP "fact check" report makes clear, the insurance industry is not reaping "obscene" profits. The real goal is to bankrupt the insurance companies, putting them out of business, thereby making the government-run public option the only option.

Honest advocates of the public option admit that it is the vehicle through which they will achieve government- run socialized healthcare. Read this column and watch the video at the end. And if you need more proof of the public option Trojan horse, watch this video of Barney Frank saying that the public option, with its "strength and power," is the best way to get a socialized single payer system. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Oct. 26, 2009)

For HHS, a Senior Moment

Before we entrust Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with health care reform, maybe Americans should take a closer look at how her Department spends other taxpayer dollars. Even the Washington Post called Friday's announcement from Health and Human Services (HHS) an "eye opener," writing that the President's "gay outreach continues." A $1.4 trillion deficit aside, HHS has set aside a quarter million dollars to launch the first-ever National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders.

Apparently, our nation is never too broke to advance a radical social agenda. The agency released a statement on the Center last week, saying its purpose would be to "help community-based organizations understand the unique needs... of older LGBT individuals and assist them in implementing programs for local service providers..." In the release, HHS regurgitates the Left's propaganda to justify the waste, claiming that "1.5 to 4 million" LGBTs are age 60 and older. In reality, HHS has no idea how many LGBT seniors exist. No one does! The movement is only a few decades old, and people who are 80- or 90-years-old didn't grow up in a culture where it was acceptable to identify with this lifestyle.

Of course, the real tragedy here--apart from the unnecessary spending--is that, given the risks of homosexual conduct, these people are less likely to live long enough to become senior citizens! Yet once again, the Obama administration is rushing to reward a lifestyle that poses one of the greatest public health risks in America. If this is how HHS prioritizes, imagine what it could do with a trillion dollar health care overhaul! (Family Research Council)

Power to the People!

The local newspapers seem to be in a race to lowball the attendance at the D.C. Marriage rally yesterday. Fortunately, the Associated Press did hint at the success of the event, noting that "hundreds" turned out at Freedom Plaza to demand a vote on same- sex "marriage" in the nation's capital. To the chant of "Let the people vote!" Bishop Harry Jackson and the rest of the Stand4MarriageDC coalition talked passionately about the need for a voter referendum on marriage. Monday afternoon, the city's Board of Elections and Ethics was expected to decide whether or not to grant their request.

While that hearing is underway, a second will be held by the City Council and is already predicted to shatter attendance records in D.C., as the District kicks off two days of "marathon sessions" to debate the bill to legalize same-sex "marriage." More than 260 people have signed up to speak at the hearing, which could go well into the morning hours before a second wave of testimonies starts on Tuesday. We'll keep you updated on their progress. In the meantime, you can contribute to the cause at the Stand4Marria geDC website. (Family Research Council)


D.C. Council Holds Hearings on Gay Marriage

SUMMARY: Officials hear from nearly 300 people and will consider a ballot measure.

The Council of the District of Columbia heard from hundreds of people today who signed up to share their opinions on a measure that would legalize gay marriage. Because so many wanted to speak, the Council will hold a second day of hearings Tuesday.

Local pastors are demanding the Council allow D.C. citizens to vote on the issue. Council members say it's a civil-rights issue that doesn't need to be on the ballot.

The ballot initiative was filed by a coalition of pastors and community leaders, including Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Maryland. Jackson said the text is simple and defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

"The D.C. City Council has stated that their intention is to redefine marriage by going beyond recognizing homosexual marriage performed outside the District to advocating for them to be performed in the District," he said. "The initiative would allow the people of the District to decide this important issue, not a 13-person panel."

Derek McCoy, a member of Stand for Marriage D.C., said a final decision on a ballot measure would be made by the Board of Elections. "They could very well put it on the ballot, or they could deny it, which we suspect they probably will," he said. "You've got to remember, the City Council appoints the Board of Elections."

Wear a White Ribbon

White Ribbon Week Raises Awareness about Pornography

This week marks the 22nd annual White Ribbon Against Pornography Week. Through Sunday, citizens across the nation will wear white ribbons to raise awareness about the problem of pornography.

Robert W. Peters, president of Morality in Media, said Americans are also asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and state prosecutors to vigorously enforce obscenity laws. "This isn't to say that the whole answer to the pornography problem is law enforcement," he said. "Clearly, there's a role for schools, parents, churches and most assuredly, corporate America."


Learn more about what you can do to fight pornography. Go here.


Learn more about the WRAP campaign. Go here.


(Source: Focus on the Family; CitizenLink)

Iranian Missiles Facing Israel


Iran is making a huge effort to smuggle to the Palestinian Hamas Fajr-5 ground-to-ground rockets that bring Tel Aviv within range of the Gaza Strip. DEBKAfile's military sources also disclose that Syria, Iran's second ally with an Israeli border, has decided to transfer one-third of its missile stockpile to the Hizballah in Lebanon, topping up its arsenal with medium-range rockets that can cover central as well as northern Israel, which was heavily blitzed in the 2006 war.

Israel's top strategists are studying these massive missile transfers to hostile entities to find answers to a number of key questions:

1. Syria has destined some 250 surface missiles of its stockpile of 800 for Hizballah. Are they Scuds B, C and D whose ranges exceed 800 kilometers, or Iranian- Syrian made projectiles whose range is shorter?

2. Do the transfers mean Iran and its allies are gearing up for a major Middle East conflict in the months ahead, possibly in early 2010?

3. Will Syria hand over to Hizballah some of its chemicals-tipped missiles?

4. Will some batteries be installed atop the mountain ranges running down central Lebanon, together with air defense systems supplied at the same time by Syria?

Israel is particularly concerned by the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt's recent decision to turn coat against the pro-Western camp led by Saad Hariri in favor of deals with Tehran and Damascus. Incorporated in these under-the-counter deals are secret military clauses which permit Hizballah to deploy its missiles on highlands of his Druze fief. Israel would think twice at least before attacking areas populated by Druze villages.

In the south, Iran's Revolutionary Guards terrorist arm, the Al Qods Brigades, is bending all its smuggling resources to getting the Fajr-5 missiles into the Gaza Strip, thereby extending Hamas' rocket range to 75 kilometers and central Israel.

According to our intelligence sources, the rockets are traveling by sea from Iran to Hamas training bases in Sudan, dismantled into 8-10 segments , transported to the northern shores of the Gulf of Suez and unloaded in Sinai. From there the segments move through tunnels into the Gaza Strip.

Military sources wonder what the Netanyahu government is doing to halt the missile stranglehold tightening around Israel. Nothing is apparent as yet. (DEBKAfile Exclusive Report)

- Pray over each of these four questions, asking the Lord to intervene so that any and all missile launches will boomerang onto the senders and cause no harm to Israel. Decree that no Iranian missiles, no matter where stored, can reach Israel. Speak confusion into Iran's missile program.

- "Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain." ( Psalm 127:1)

The Good News Corner

MY REDEEMER LIVES by Nicole C. Mullen

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"I know that my Redeemer lives,and that in the end he will stand upon the earth." (Job 19:25)

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