Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - May 11, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• Who Is Elena Kagan?
• The Daily Jot
• Racial Profiling
• Mosque at Ground Zero
• PA Agrees to Talks
• Jerusalem Day:This Week
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace." (Psalm 29:10,11)

The Daily Brief

1. 'Compromise' on Female Circumcision Ignites Debate - AOL news

The American Academy of Pediatrics has moderated its policy on female circumcision -- a decision that quickly spurred widespread denunciation from advocacy groups and government officials. The academy's committee on bioethics released a new position paper last week, suggesting that doctors perform a "ritual nick" to prevent families from going overseas for full circumcision procedures. Right now, federal law in the United States prevents "any nonmedical procedure performed on the genitals" of females. The position statement describes the nick as "a compromise" that could limit the number of young girls forced to endure female genital mutilation in their family's native country.

• Lord, this is nothing but Sharia Islam Law! All these calamities are happening to our nation, and our enemies are triumphing over us, because of our rebellious ways. You promised in Deuteronomy 28:45, that we would see this happen until we repented. Let us rent our hearts in sorrow for the grievous sins of our nation, and may our leaders call for serious prayer and fasting!

Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the Lord. Alas for that day! For the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. (Joel 1:14-15 NIV)

2. Fannie Lost $13.1 Billion In 1Q, Needs Another $8.4 Billion Infusion - Fox News

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae bled another $13.1 billion during the first quarter, prompting the U.S.-owned company to request another $8.4 billion cash infusion from the Treasury Department. Due to the heavy losses, Fannie said the Federal Housing Finance Agency has asked the Treasury Department for $8.4 billion on or before June 30. Fannie already received $15.3 billion at the end of 2009. Last week sister company Freddie Mac said it would need another $10.6 billion from the government.

Fannie didn't shy away from saying it will continue to need cash, saying, "Due to current trends in the housing and financial markets, we continue to expect to have a net worth deficit in future periods, and therefore will be required to obtain additional funding from Treasury."

• Lord, we petition you to block this excessive spending by our elected officials immediately. We pray for restraint. We also pray all people will turn away from this government and vote for Christian conservatives who will not compromise on Your values.

A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. (Proverbs 17:20)

3. Elena Kagan nomination for Supreme Court riles both sides of political aisle - Washington Post

Activists and politicians aggressively jumped in Monday to define the debate over Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, beginning an argument that may well dominate the summer on Capitol Hill.

In addition to the hot-button issues that confront any Supreme Court nominee, there is a political context: Kagan, if confirmed, would join the court when it is likely to be considering challenges to some of the most important initiatives of the Obama presidency, including health-care reform, financial regulation and national security. At the heart of many of those cases will be legal questions that go to the very nature and scope of government.

• Lord, this is so grievous to you that such a person would be nominated for our highest court. Let a loud and large voice rise up in victory, and opposition to her, and block her nomination permanently. Give us godly Justices, judges, courts, and leaders.

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. (1 Corinthians 6:9)

4. Oil Executives Face U.S. Congress on Gulf Spill - Reuters

Big oil goes under the spotlight on Tuesday when U.S. lawmakers grill top executives on a drilling rig explosion and oil spill that threatens an environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The hearings come during a desperate race against time to stem the oil gushing from a well ruptured after an explosion last month that killed 11 workers, sank the rig and set in motion the unfolding economic and ecological disaster.

Delays in containing the leaking well increase the chances it could become the worst U.S. oil spill ever, surpassing the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska.

• Heavenly Father, we pray for this oil spill to be contained. Protect the environment, people, and industries. Reveal strongly not just the companies' failures, but our government's lack of response, so that we may better prepare for the next national calamity.

We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. (Psalms 90:7, 8)

5. Goodbye, Stimulus. Hello, State Budget Cuts - CNN

Think states have made deep spending cuts? You ain't seen nothing yet. Compounding the problem is that many states have already slashed services and raided their rainy day funds to balance their budgets, as they are required to do. And a recent analysis by the Rockefeller Institute shows that the all-important personal income tax revenue for April is likely to decline steeply. David Albert, spokesman for the New York school boards association said.

"This is the largest state aid cut we've seen in the last two decades," he said. "If you think this year is bad, next year is going to be worse because stimulus will run out."

• Lord, evil days are coming ahead, but we pray that you will cover your people. Just as Jacob in Egypt was protected and blessed in the famine, we pray for provision and favor. We pray for the laborers in the Harvest fields for this time.

"For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns." (Psalms 12:5)

6. Terrorists May Have New Focus on Striking U.S., Officials Say - Fox News

The failed attack on New York's Times Square could be only the first by terrorist groups that seek to avoid detection by using simpler methods that are more independently planned, U.S. counter-terrorism officials said. The officials say one major concern is that terrorist groups could send people to the U.S. to train homegrown extremists instead of people going to Pakistan or elsewhere for training.

That focus could stem from the Taliban's continued close association with senior Al Qaeda leaders, who are believed to be hiding in the lawless regions on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, said one former Obama administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.

• Lord, we pray for more revelations concerning these terrorists' plans to destroy. Let them fall into their own trap and let there be confusion and division in their camps. Let their funding from oil rich nations be stopped so they can no longer work.

He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day. (Psalms 91:4, 5)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." (Psalm 9:10 )

1. Ya'alon: Israel capable of attacking Iran - Ynet News

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Monday Israel has the technological capabilty to make a military strike against Iran.

2. New Israeli technology, making a tank disappear - Xinhua

In the modern battlefield, as thermal imaging and radar detection systems grow more sophisticated by the day, war machines are increasingly vulnerable to enemy fire. Would an armored battalion commander want to be able to make his tanks simply vanish from enemy eyes? You can bet on it.
3. IAEA will not tie Israel's nuclear program with Iran, sources say - Ha'aretz

The International Atomic Energy Agency does not intend to compare Israel's nuclear program with that of Iran, diplomatic sources told Haaretz Monday, following a recent report that Israel's secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented IAEA scrutiny next month.

4. Barak: Israel must propose its own peace initiative - Ha'aretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Monday that Israel must come out with a far-reaching peace initiative to improve its relations with the United States.

5. Medvedev in Syria to speak about ME peace - Jerusalem Post

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was expected to hand over a message from Israel to Syria during a visit to Damascus beginning late Monday, as part of a flurry of diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions between the two countries.

Who Is Elena Kagan?

Obama Nominates Elena Kagan: "Bench Press"

Obama won't be in power for 30 or 40 more years, but his hard-Left ideology could rule for decades to come. At just 50-years-old, the President's pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the youngest justice on America 's most important bench. Hired for life without any accountability, Kagan has the unique opportunity to channel the President's ultra-radical agenda long after he's gone. And channel it she will. As Ken Klukowski, legal expert and co-author of Ken Blackwell's new book, wrote today, Kagan would be a dream appointment for this administration. "She's a liberal without a paper trail. She's never . . . had to lay out her beliefs on hot-button issues . . . [but] Obama has a massive vetting team in place, and the only candidates on his short list are people who have been vouched for by s ome of the President's most trusted advisors . . . [who] have a firm grasp of her interpretation of the Constitution."

While her lack of experience will benefit the White House, it's sure to cause some concern in the U.S. Senate. The Washington Post says her qualifications for the court "can only be called thin." "[Even] her professional background is thin." Kagan has zero judicial experience--despite Americans' belief that it is the "single most important factor" in naming a justice. In announcing her nomination, President Obama predicted that she would bring leadership to the court--but even that is speculation. No one knows how she would fare as a judge, because, unlike every other justice on the Supreme Court, she's never been one! CBS was blunt about her credentials (or lack thereof). "Kagan has been nominat ed with no judicial experience, a mere two years of private law practice, and only one year as Solicitor General." (Family Research Council)

The Daily Jot

The prophetic significance of Mexicans claiming America is stolen, occupied Mexico

Ron Gochez, a high school social studies teacher in Los Angeles, attended a revolution rally on the campus of UCLA over the weekend. He told students that throughout the Americas there was a new revolution. He said, "Its not just about Mexico. Its about a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism. But, we know that all of that is happening in the context of where we now stand is stolen, occupied Mexico. And the message we bring, if you want to bring a little bit more of a revolutionary context to this, why is it that these people, these frail, racist white people wanna keep us out of this country? . . . We see ourselves as the Northern front of a Latin American revolutionary movement."

Gochez said that there were some 40 million Mexicans in America and that each one was a potential revolutionary. He said that their goal was to take over the United States and make it a country like Venezuela or other socialist nations in this hemisphere. His plan was strikingly similar to that of the Muslim Brotherhood's 1991 plan to create a "civilization jihad" in the United States by invading the country with Muslims, establishing mosques and Islamic centers, and taking over communities by establishing Sharia law. The Muslim Brotherhood plan is for "Islam and its movement [to] become a part of the homeland it lives in."

These two strategies are rooted in resettlement. Both claim the land of the United States as their own--one as a "Northern front of a Latin American revolutionary movement"; the other as occupying and controlling the "homeland it lives in." The Mexican said that California was "stolen, occupied Mexico." And through gangs, many Mexicans are becoming Muslim. Let us consider that these are the very same arguments held by the Palestinians against Israel. They claim that Israel occupies their stolen land, and they have made certain areas of Israel their homeland. This premise totally ignores the documented historic facts about Israel's borders.

If we are to do unto others as we would have them do to us, and we as a Christian nation are trying to force the dividing of the land of Israel, then would not our land also be divided according to the tenets of scripture? And scripture tells us how it might happen--by filling us with occupiers.
[Please see: Matthew 7:12; Zech. 12:3; and Jer. 51:14]

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Racial Profiling

by General Jerry Curry, US Army, Ret.

One hot summer's day in Georgia I was standing on the sidewalk in front of Fort Benning's Infantry Officer Candidate School Headquarters talking to a white classmate about a racial flare up that had happened the previous day down in Texas. Unapologetically he said, "My Pappy back in Tennessee taught me that the reason you Negroes have to ride on the back of busses is because you are inferior."

Three weeks later I stood on that same sidewalk and watched a bus pull away with that same white classmate on it; he waved to me and I waved back. He had been kicked out of the school for academic deficiencies. I stayed on, graduated, and rose through the ranks to Major General before retiring.

As a black American, back in the days before civil rights laws were passed and before Obama was even born, the least of my problems was "Racial Profiling." In fact, I would have welcomed a little racial profiling in place of some of the indignities my family and I had to suffer.

So please forgive me if I don't seem overly sympathetic about "suspected" illegal immigrants in Arizona having to show identification papers if they are stopped for committing a crime. Immigrants must adjust and conform to the society of their host country, the country is not required to adjust and conform to the values, traditions, religion and customs of the immigrant.

If showing papers to establish legality in the nation or state offends or angers someone, then so be it. If a highway patrolman stops a legal citizen for speeding, we show our driver's license and car registration and thank God that someone is checking for "illegals." Would we prefer that a suspicious person who was never stopped because a Highway Patrolman didn't want to give offense, later going on to detonate a car bomb in downtown Phoenix?

It's time for President Obama and the U.S. Congress to show some real leadership by getting control of our borders and the illegal immigrant problem. The fear of offending someone by racial profiling, at the expense of America's security, is grossly misplaced political correctness. And it is dangerous.

Mosque at Ground Zero

Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11 by Gadi Adelman
Family Security Matters

May 10, 2010
[Also released by Act for America]

Well, it's official, we have all lost our minds.

I read about this last December, plans for a mosque at Ground Zero, but like a fool, I assumed that New Yorkers would never let this come to pass. A mosque just 600 feet from where the World Trade Center towers once stood. I thought to myself; no way will New York or anyone with a heart or soul, not to mention just plain common sense, ever allow a mosque to be built anywhere near Ground Zero. But, as I said, I am a fool.

The project of a community center /mosque is being proposed by two organizations, the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) and their sister organization, the Cordoba Initiative. This past Wednesday night they made their presentation to the Community Board of lower Manhattan (CB1). Twelve people sit on the board and would you like to guess what the final vote was? Get ready . . . the 12 members voted unanimously to support the project. Yes, it's not a typo, it was unanimous, all were in favor and, to give you an idea of how excited the board members were, they applauded during the presentation. Read more.

PA Agrees to Talks

PA finally agrees to open proximity talks
Netanyahu urges direct talks, US sets tough ground rules - ICEJ

All three parties involved have confirmed after-the-fact that US-brokered proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority were officially launched on Saturday before US special Mideast envoy George Mitchell ended his regional visit and returned to Washington.

In a statement on Sunday, the US State Department verified that Mitchell left the Middle East "after completing the first round of proximity talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders." The statement also laid out publicly the commitments the US had received from both sides to be able to launch the talks, as well the ground rules under which the talks would be held.

"Both parties are taking some steps to help create an atmosphere that is conducive to successful talks, including [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas' statement that he will work against incitement of any sort, and Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu's statement that there will be no construction at the Ramat Shlomo project for two years," the statement read. "As both parties know, if either takes significant actions during the proximity talks that we judge would seriously undermine trust, we will respond to hold them accountable and ensure that negotiations continue."

In remarks to his cabinet on Sunday, Netanyahu said, "I'd like to stress two points: The talks are taking place without preconditions, as we insisted all along" Netanyahu said. "The proximity talks must lead to direct talks as soon as possible . . . Peace cannot be brought from a distance or by remote-control, especially as we are such close neighbors. These agreements [on core issues], crucial to Israel's future and that of the Palestinians, will not be reached without us sitting and negotiating in the same room."

Israeli officials later released a statement clarifying Israel still plans to build 1,600 new housing units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in northeast Jerusalem, the project which sparked a prolonged row with Washington when US Vice President Joe Biden was visiting in March. Jerusalem informed the US that the planning will go on for another year and construction will start in coming years, read the statement.

Jerusalem Day:This Week

From Intercessors for Israel: This week we celebrate Jerusalem Day on Wednesday May 12th.

• We bless You for reuniting Jerusalem in 1967.

Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together: (Psalms 122:3)

• Protect and strengthen Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Continue to give him wisdom and courage to run this very difficult city with justice and mercy.

Thus says LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. (Zechariah 1:14-15)

• Arise in Your zeal and protect this city for Your name's sake.

For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake, and for My servant David's sake. (Isaiah 37:35)

O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for Your own sake, O my God: for Your city and Your people are called by Your name. (Daniel 9:19)

[Intercessors for Israel Friday Prayer Alert, May 7, 2010)

The Good News Corner


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