Travelers warned about meth-laced soda in Mexico

By -NO AUTHOR- (Arizona Republic) Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and have killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

This day in WND history: Cemetery buries Christians facing Mecca

By -NO AUTHOR- Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the spiritual home of Islam Cemetery buries all, including Christians, facing Mecca Sept. 24, 2006: Despite the fact Muslims had then only accounted for five percent of the local population, Nottingham officials – yes, the Nottingham of Robin Hood fame – decided all burial plots in a $4.7 million cemetery should be aligned with Mecca in the Muslim tradition. All headstones at the 40-acre burial site were faced northeast, enabling the dead to look over their shoulder toward Mecca, the manner prescribed for followers of Islam in the U.K. Not even the imam of the local mosque could fathom this accommodation to political correctness. “It is part of our religion for the dead to be aligned with Mecca. It is very important. But for Christians, if they want to face somewhere else we support them,” he said. View the full story To see WND highlights from every calendar date, click here.Never miss another big story. Sign up for WND’s free email news alerts right now! Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

The once-celebrated chief justice everyone has forgotten

By Bill Federer Chief Justice John Marshall “The power to tax involves the power to destroy,” wrote Chief Justice John Marshall, McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819. Perhaps no one had a greater impact on Constitutional Law than John Marshall. He was born Sept. 24, 1755, and was homeschooled as a youth. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, John Marshall served with the Culpeper Minutemen. Marshall joined the Continental Army and served as a captain in the Virginia Regiment under General George Washington, enduring the freezing winter at Valley Forge. John Marshall later described George Washington: “Without making ostentatious professions of religion, he was a sincere believer in the Christian faith, and a truly devout man.” John Marshall studied law at the College of William and Mary under Chancellor George Wythe, as did also Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Henry Clay, and Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington, the nephew of George Washington. George Wythe was a prominent opponent of slavery, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and, with George Mason, he designed the seal of Virginia with the motto Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants). Following George Wythe’s example of public service, John Marshall ...

‘Modern-day Muslim Saul’ story from underground church

By -NO AUTHOR- Conversions of Saul Editor’s note: The information from this story is provided by Bibles for Mideast, an underground ministry focusing on Bible distribution, evangelism and house-church planting in the Middle East, South Asia and parts of Africa. A Muslim who says he beat and killed Christians because of their faith and says he was miraculously healed from bullet wounds he received in one of those attacks has not only converted but become the pastor of a home church in an undisclosed Islamic country, according to Bibles for the Mideast. Zakkir, a pseudonym, and his father lived to uphold the many religious rules governing their solidly Muslim country, one of the strictest in the Middle East. They followed Islamic ritual practices fanatically, and if they witnessed anything or anyone “out of order,” had no reservations about resorting to violence. Zakkir’s father served in an often-merciless Islamic religious force known as Muttawa, while his son headed up an outlaw gang of angry young militants. All were fully committed to punishing anyone daring to defy the stern laws and practices of Islam. “If anyone passed along the road by the mosque at the time of Namaz [Islamic prayer], our gang ...

Activist Dem judge rules LGBT mandate trumps 1st Amendment

By Bob Unruh Carl and Angel Larson (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom) A federal judge in Minnesota with a long history of Democratic Party activism has issued a ruling that effectively concludes the LGBT agenda trumps the First Amendment’s religious-rights protections. Judge John Tunheim, appointed by former President Bill Clinton John Tunheim, appointed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1995, ordered Wednesday that Christian videographers Carl and Angel Larsen, through their company, Telescope Media Group, must use their filmmaking talents to promote same-sex marriages if they produce films that celebrate marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Their lawyers announced immediately they will appeal the decision by Tunheim, who charged in his opinion that the Larsens’ faith-based objection to creating videos promoting same-sex relationships is “akin to a ‘White Applicants Only’ sign.” The ruling came in a case the Larsens brought against state officials over their enforcement of the Human Rights Act, which bars discrimination in the workplace on the basis of “sexual orientation.” “Tolerance is a two-way street,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “Creative professionals who engage in the expression of ideas shouldn’t be threatened with fines and jail simply for having a particular point ...

Veteran journalist warns ‘Is the Marxist takeover of America already complete?’

By -NO AUTHOR- Karl Marx The American way of independence, entrepreneurialism and liberty has been under assault for decades. The cultural foundations of the United States and its institutions are devolving along the lines of some futuristic apocalyptic novel and producing social, moral, and economic dry rot that can lead only to chaos and ruin. Attacks on individuality, freedom and personal responsibility for most of the last century have resulted, as Alexis de Tocqueville once predicted, in a gradual degradation of the people and the descent into slavery of once-free people. “Crushing the Collective: The Last Chance to Keep America Free and Self-governing” illuminates the very real dangers of the socialistic mindset that is currently threatening Americans’ freedoms and the very existence of our great nation. Save $20, get “Crushing the Collective” for only $4.95! As Benjamin Franklin said, when the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Therefore, we must know the destructive history of nations drawn into the collectivist deceit, or we will be doomed to follow their same path. In “Crushing the Collective,” author Charles Sasser explores the various collectivization philosophies, processes, and movements that have destroyed individual ...

Army to test war ideas on video-game system

By -NO AUTHOR- World War III has been fought millions of times already on video gaming systems. Gamers blow up buildings, cities, countries and each other with weapons ranging from the traditional to fantasy. Now the U.S. Army intends to take advantage of those computer technologies to improve its future performance in real fights, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Army officials have announced the rollout of a gaming system called Operation Overmatch that will let soldiers test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts. Lt. Col. Brian Vogt, who is with the U.S. Army’s Capabilities Integration Center, explained, “Gaming is not just for entertainment anymore, now it is for experimenting.” He said the gaming allows soldiers to connect to a new concept, without the funding needed for actual development. “This allows for improving ideas on future concepts. You can find things you like and don’t like,” he said. “How you would use this gear? How would you be able to defeat the enemy in this scenario? You can shape ideas of what you think they should look like,” he said. It’s the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Software Engineering Directorate’s Army Game Studio that ...

Help WND Films make a hit movie

By -NO AUTHOR- Anita Dittman’s story is unlike that of any other Holocaust survivor. Abandoned by her atheist father at a young age and raised by her Jewish mother in 1930s Germany, she gained faith in Jesus Christ after attending a Christian church service when she was six years old. But her belief in Jesus didn’t matter to the Nazis, who forced her to labor in a canning factory with her mother. Eventually Anita and her mother were split up, and Anita was hauled off to a forced labor camp. Not only did she escape once, but after she was recaptured, she escaped a second time. She miraculously survived the bombing of Dresden despite being caught in the middle of a street when it occurred. She survived a stay in a Nazi hospital, where a nurse tried to kill her through neglect. She overcame a gruesome leg wound to walk across Germany and Czechoslovakia in a desperate attempt to reach the camp where her mother had been detained and find out if her mother was still alive. Now a great-grandmother living in Minnesota, Dittman still shares her story of survival, and she always credits Jesus with pulling her through. The ...

How Great Pyramid of Giza was built

By -NO AUTHOR- (London Daily Mail) It has for centuries been one of the world’s greatest enigmas: how a Bronze Age society with little in the way of technology created Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza – the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now archaeologists have discovered fascinating proof that shows how the Egyptians transported 2½-ton blocks of limestone and granite from 500 miles away to build the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu in about 2,600 BC. At 481ft tall, it is the biggest of all the pyramids and was, until the Middle Ages, the largest man-made structure on Earth. Now the discovery of an ancient papyrus, a ceremonial boat and an ingenious system of waterworks have shed light on the infrastructure created by the builders. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

Numerologist: Doomsday not on Saturday after all

By -NO AUTHOR- (Fox News) The end is still nigh — just not as nigh as it was earlier this week, a Doomsday writer says. David Meade, who claimed the world is ending Saturday when a mysterious planet collides with Earth, is now backtracking on the calamitous claim. Meade said the world won’t end on Sept. 23 after all, but instead Saturday will only mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks. “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told the Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.” Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...