Congress must ignore Secretary of Defense Hagel and reform how cases of rape are handled by top officers in our military. A general should not have the power to set aside guilty verdicts and freeing rapists to rape again. A general should not be able to deny justice to the men and women who are sexually assaulted while in military service. For decades the military has been an all boys club. Now women serve along with the men. It’s 2013! Victims of sexual assault should not be denied justice. RAPE IS A VIOLENT CRIME! Whether in civilian life or the military, rapists must be punished, not rewarded with other opportunities to rape again. Our Commander-in-Chief has pledged his support to victims of sexual assault in the military. —GoodOleWoody
By Fred Weir, Correspondent / May 7, 2013
MOSCOW – Secretary of State John Kerry huddled in the Kremlin for several hours with President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, in what US officials described as an effort to “intensify” US-Russia dialogue and inject some fresh juice into a bilateral relationship that’s been stumbling aimlessly, amid growing acrimony, for over a year.
More urgently, he told Mr. Putin that Russia and the United States must try harder to forge a common position on the fast-deteriorating situation in Syria, where conflicting charges of chemical weapons usage have alarmed the big powers, and a series of Israeli airstrikes in recent days have raised the specter of a much wider war.
“The United States believes that we share some very significant common interests with respect to Syria,” Mr. Kerry told Putin.
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Those mutual interests include promoting stability in the region, blocking extremists from gaining power, and working together to broker a peaceful political transition for the civil war-wracked country, he added.
But according to a brief note posted on the Kremlin’s official website, Putin indicated that he was only interested in a general discussion of “global problems” and would probably wait for his upcoming meetings with President Obama to make any serious decisions.
“I hope to soon meet with [Obama] in person. We will have opportunities to do so several times this year,” Putin wrote.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has served only 4 months, but, already he is pissing off his senior party leadership which Ted says does not bother him. Senator Cruz seems to be focused on running for president in 2016! This guy is only a freshmen, his Harvard education notwithstanding. Ted seems unaware that he talks down to people of both parties. He loves to have a microphone in his face and does not realize the chemical effect he has on regular people. President of the United States? No! I think not. —GoodOleWoody
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and friends.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect.
“I’ve been waiting 32 years for this day, and I never thought it would come in my lifetime,” said Raymond Beausejour, a 66-year-old gay North Providence man who has been with his partner for 32 years. “For the first time in my life, I feel welcome in my own state.”
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After Chafee signed the bill, the hundreds of people who gathered on the Statehouse grounds erupted into cheers as a chorus sang “Chapel of Love.”
“Now, at long last, you are free to marry the person that you love,” Chafee told the crowd.
God loves us all. Chris Broussard!
ESPN analyst Chris Broussard called being gay an “open rebellion to God”
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!