“Bombing Countries Does Nothing To Fight Homophobia”


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The aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting — that killed 50 people and wounded another 53 in Orlando, Florida — left the United States with a number of political talking points. Gun safety, homophobia, and Islamophobia were all present in major conversations, with politicians, the media, and regular folks trying to determine where the blame lay and how to disseminate all the conflicting information emanating from the a terrible tragedy.

But for now, one thing is very clear. It doesn’t help then when politicians use the loss of life as political opportunism and call for ill-defined action that could result in physical harm against an entire religious group. MORE

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“Fight for Fallujah: Iraqi forces launch operation to storm city”


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“Iraqi forces ‘liberate’ villages from ISIS in Fallujah offensive”


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“Iraq Announces Start Of Falluja Operation, Some Residents Flee”


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“BAGHDAD, May 22 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started.”

“Zero hour for the liberation of Falluja has arrived. The moment of great victory has drawn near and Daesh has no choice but to flee,” Abadi said on his official Twitter feed, using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group.”  MORE

SERMON: “ISIS and the End Times” by Marc Monte (11/09/2014)


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SCRIPTURE:   EZEKIEL 38-39

SERMON:  “ISIS AND THE END TIMES”

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SONG:  “I wonder as I wander” by Joan Baez

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“They should all be tried: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and America’s overlooked war crimes”


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(Credit: Reuters/AP/Jason Reed/Luis Alvarez/Kevin Lamarque/Filipe Frazao via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)
(Credit: Reuters/AP/Jason Reed/Luis Alvarez/Kevin Lamarque/Filipe Frazao via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)

“Nine Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon”


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Detainees in are seen camp 4 of Guantanamo Bay in June 2006. Photo by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos
Detainees  are seen in camp 4 of Guantanamo Bay in June 2006. Photo by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos

“World’s biggest bribe scandal”: Report on oil corruption exposes how corporations help destabilize Middle East”


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A flame rises from a chimney at Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, August 16, 2014. Picture taken August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES) - RTR43SWC
A flame rises from a chimney at Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, August 16, 2014. Picture taken August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ – Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES) – RTR43SWC