Past and present, Tennessee affirms Christian heritage

By Bill Federer Tennessee in the Civil War Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America’s eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named “Tanasqui.” A century and a half later, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi. After the Revolutionary War, attempts were made to turn the area into the “State of Franklin” in honor of Ben Franklin. At the State’s Constitutional Convention, it is said General Andrew Jackson suggested the Indian name “Tennessee.” In 1796, President George Washington signed Congress’ bill accepting Tennessee as the 16th state, which is significant as the Tennessee Constitution acknowledged God: “Article XI, Section III … All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.” Tennessee’s Constitution stated in Article XI, Section IV: “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state. …” Yet Tennessee’s Constitution also stated in Article VIII, Section II: “No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state.” ...

Trump throws wrench in U.N. plan to ‘replace’ U.S. population

By Liam Clancy Most Somali refugees start out here, at the United Nations Daadab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border. Between 5.000 and 11,000 Somalis per year are sent to the United States and distributed to dozens of cities, along with thousands of other U.N.-selected ‘refugees’ from Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan. WASHINGTON – In the last year of his presidency, Barack Obama and his administration worked tirelessly with the United Nations to expand the definition of “refugee” to include economic migrants and drastically increase the numbers being resettled in the United States. And he found a willing partner in the Republican-controlled Congress, which funded not only more refugees but provisions for record numbers of unaccompanied minor children, so-called UACs, showing up at the border from Central America. In the fall of 2016 Obama hosted the U.N. Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York, where he and other world leaders used rhetoric strikingly similar to the concept of “replacement migration,” a U.N. plot to replace the population of a given country with migrants and “refugees” from the developing world. WND recently reported on the scheme, revealed in a U.N. document prepared in the year 2000 entitled “Replacement Migration: Is It ...

Hellraiser: Something wicked creeping into U.S. homes

By Alicia Powe WASHINGTON – The U.S. entertainment industry is entrenched with devil worshipers who are actively working to promote and normalize satanism in American culture, experts of the “spirit world” are warning. Karl Payne, author of “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance,” told WND the entertainment industry is largely to blame for a clear rise in demand for exorcisms. Hollywood and the media, he said, are programming the public to not only become more secular, but they are desensitizing society to evil. “All you have to do is turn on your television or head over to the movies, and you are going to see something in your home or something on the big screen that glorifies the occult, glorifies Spiritism, glorifies demonism,” said Payne, who is also pastor of Leadership Development and Christian Education at Antioch Bible Church and the former chaplain of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. He continued: “If you have more and more people who are watching programming on demonism, on Spiritism, on occultism, on Satanism, you are going to have growing number of people who get scared. “The Bible, in particular the New Testament, is not bashful about the reality of the devil and demons. They ...

‘Blue Whale Challenge’ linked to hundreds of teen suicides

By -NO AUTHOR- The “Blue Whale Challenge” is a dangerous social-media game that may be linked to a number of suicides. WASHINGTON – Rina Palenkova was 17 in November 2015 when she posted a goodbye selfie moments before committing suicide. The photo of the Russian teen went viral internationally, bringing attention for the first time to a cruel and deadly “game” called the “Blue Whale Challenge” that is now blamed for the suicide deaths of hundreds of teen girls and boys all over the world – with a shocking number in the U.S. Last week, months after Philipp Budeikin, 26, the creator of the “Blue Whale Challenge,” was convicted by a Siberian court of persuading just two of 15 teen girls he confessed to persuading to take their own lives, he explained that his motive was cleansing society of what he described as “biodegradable waste,” not emotionally troubled human beings. Budeikin’s Blue Whale Challenge has been described as a “shadowy online phenomenon,” a hideous mind manipulation that assigns participants 50 bizarre, violent and, eventually, lethal tasks. It is named after blue whales’ tendency to beach themselves on purpose before death. The tasks include tweeting that you are a blue whale ...

Attack at Israeli embassy in Jordan

By -NO AUTHOR- (SKY NEWS) A Jordanian man has been killed in a shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to security sources. An Israeli man is in a serious condition after being wounded in the incident which also included a stabbing, say reports. The shooting happened in the upmarket Rabiyeh neighbourhood in the Jordanian capital. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

Iraq VP: U.S. helped create ISIS, now claims victory over it

By -NO AUTHOR- (RT News) The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who “led that war,” Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency. “Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki stated in his interview with the Russian news agency. He added that he “regrets and denies [Americans] claiming the victory [in Mosul] is their achievement.” “In reality, this is the victory of the Iraqi army,” al-Maliki said, revealing that the victory came a high cost, with some 20,000 Iraqi soldiers and police officers having been either killed or wounded. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

Interpol list: 173 suspected members of ISIS suicide brigade

By -NO AUTHOR- (London Guardian) Interpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in Europe in revenge for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East. The global crime fighting agency’s list was drawn up by US intelligence from information captured during the assault on Isis territories in Syria and Iraq. European counter-terror networks are concerned that as the Isis “caliphate” collapses, there is an increasing risk of determined suicide bombers seeking to come to Europe, probably operating alone. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

All hell breaks loose as tundra thaws

By -NO AUTHOR- (London Guardian) Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were treated and survived. Anthrax hadn’t been seen in the region for 75 years, and it’s thought the recent outbreak followed an intense heatwave in Siberia, temperatures reaching over 30C that melted the frozen permafrost. Long dormant spores of the highly infectious anthrax bacteria frozen in the carcass of an infected reindeer rejuvenated themselves and infected herds of reindeer and eventually local people. Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

8 illegals die in tractor-trailer parked at Walmart

By -NO AUTHOR- (MYSANANTONIO) A request for water led to the discovery of eight bodies inside a tractor-trailer at a Southwest Side Walmart parking lot in what police are calling a “horrific tragedy.” The driver of the truck has been identified. “We’re looking at a human-trafficking crime this evening,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus in a video posted on the department’s Facebook page. “Homeland Security is working with us.” The eight dead are believed to have died as a result of heat exposure/asphyxiation, according to an SAPD press release, but an official cause of death will be determined by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

Study: Government ‘cyber troops’ manipulate Facebook, Twitter

By -NO AUTHOR- (Bloomberg) Governments around the world are enlisting “cyber troops” who manipulate Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to steer public opinion, spread misinformation and undermine critics, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. Adding to growing evidence of government-sponsored efforts to use online tools to influence politics, researchers found 29 countries using social media to shape opinion domestically or with foreign audiences. The tactics are deployed by authoritarian regimes, but also democratically-elected governments, the authors said. “Social media makes propaganda campaigns much stronger and potentially more effective than in the past,” said Samantha Bradshaw, the report’s lead author and a researcher at Oxford’s Computational Propaganda Research Project. “I don’t think people realize how much governments are using these tools to reach them. It’s a lot more hidden.” Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...