Showing posts with label Christian beliefs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christian beliefs. Show all posts

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Air Force Officer Punished for His Christian Beliefs - BOB ESCHLIMAN CHARISMA NEWS

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid is being discriminated against because of his Christian beliefs regarding marriage and human sexuality, his attorneys at First Liberty Institute are claiming. (First Liberty Institute photo)

Air Force Officer Punished for His Christian Beliefs

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid is a flight surgeon and former naval aviator with 26 years of decorated service. He's also a Christian who believes in biblical marriage between one man and one woman.
And because of those beliefs, his attorneys affiliated with the First Liberty Institute claim, he has been punished and now the Air Force is attempting to destroy his career. First Liberty asserts that he's being discriminated against on the basis of his religious beliefs and his beliefs relating to marriage to human sexuality.
"Colonel Madrid is the latest victim of the extreme political correctness that is destroying our military," First Liberty Director of Military Affairs Mike Berry said. "The military should never discriminate against a service member because of his religious beliefs."
First Liberty is holding a press conference that began at 3 p.m. EDT. You can watch the event via a Facebook Live streaming event by clicking here. Shortly after the event ends, the archived video will also be available at that link.
The Facts of the Case
In 2014, an openly homosexual airman who worked with Madrid was court-martialed and found guilty of serious misconduct. During the court-martial process, however, the airman accused Madrid of having made derogatory comments about homosexuality. 
The colonel denied making such comments and submitted to a thorough Air Force investigation, where he explained that he holds traditional Christian beliefs about marriage. The Air Force found the allegations unsubstantiated, cleared Madrid of the charges and closed the investigation.
Madrid's real troubles began last year when he was placed under a new commanding officer who, without any new evidence, allegations or investigation, determined Madrid lied during the original investigation and was guilty of making derogatory comments about homosexuality.
The new commanding officer placed a Letter of Admonishment in his permanent record, which essentially guarantees Madrid—whose otherwise stellar record was likely to land him a flag officer promotion to brigadier general—will never be promoted. It's been a devastating blow to the colonel.
"I feel like the full power of the Air Force is coming down on me because of my faith," he said. "Now, after more than a quarter-century of service to this nation, I feel like I constantly have to look over my shoulder. It's incredibly intimidating."
Attempting to Restore His Reputation
First Liberty has taken the first step in attempting to restore his reputation, however, by sending a demand letter, asking that the Letter of Admonishment be rescinded.
Berry stated:
"Colonel Madrid submitted to an extensive military investigation, and the Air Force cleared him. Major General McCoy has no right to ignore the rule of law and arbitrarily decide, more than two years later and without any new evidence, that he can punish Col. Madrid.
"At First Liberty Institute, we've seen multiple cases in which military officials have refused to tolerate service members' traditional religious beliefs. Colonel Madrid doesn't hide the fact that he is a devout Christian.
"We are concerned that Major General [John E.] McCoy (Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas) judged and punished Madrid—a decorated Air Force officer—because he became aware of Colonel Madrid's traditional religious views. If so, that not only harms the military, but it is illegal.
"Religious intolerance and discrimination against anyone in the military is inexcusable. We ask the Air Force to take immediate action to hold Major General McCoy accountable and to provide justice and due process for Colonel Madrid."
Click here to learn more about Madrid's case. 
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Monday, February 29, 2016

Clear Proof U.S. Government Promotes Witchcraft - JENNIFER LECLAIRE CHARISMA NEWS

Every year about this time, I write about Jezebel's witchcrafts. I never would have dreamed I'd be writing about U.S. Air Force Academy chapel using tithes and offerings to blatantly support witchcraft.

Clear Proof U.S. Government Promotes Witchcraft

Every year about this time, I write about Jezebel's witchcrafts. I never would have dreamed I'd be writing about U.S. Air Force Academy chapel using tithes and offerings to blatantly support witchcraft. (Flickr/Creative Commons)
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Every year about this time, I write about Jezebel's witchcrafts. I never would have dreamed I'd be writing about U.S. Air Force Academy chapel using tithes and offerings to blatantly support witchcraft.
Judicial Watch just issued a report that reveals the academy used its "Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund" to pay for cadets to participate in worship services marked by witchcraft, "Faery Magick" and voodoo. According to the watchdog group, records show the academy shelled out money to send cadets to a Wiccan festival and a Denver Witches Ball in 2014. A group called "Spiritual Programs in Religious Education" hosted the events at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle on the Academy campus.
Chapel tithes and offerings were also used to pay for registration and meals for cadets attending the "Earth Centered Beltania festival," which is "a retreat and festival for all who follow Earth-honoring religion or spiritual path." At the festival, attendees are encouraged to "dance with ecstasy around the maypole," "drum with the heartbeat of Mother Earth" and "conjure Springtime within nature and yourself."
According to the Spiritual Programs in Religious Education brochure, the organization encourages festival participants to engage in "Earth Centered paths," including: Wicca, witchcraft, Faery Magick, Druidism, heathenism, Native American traditions, Voodoo, African Orishas and Goddess Spirituality. I don't have room in this article to offer in-depth definitions of all these practices, but it boils down to witchcraft. All this happened at the same time the Air Force started allowing airmen to omit "so help me God" from establishment oaths. 
"The Air Force Academy leadership is attacking traditional Christian beliefs but will fund witchcraft and 'faery magick'?" says Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "These records show the misplaced priorities in the Air Force and why traditional Christians increasingly feel unwelcome in the Air Force Academy." 
But it goes deeper than that. Our government—one nation under God—is not only embracing witchcraft in its many expressions, but it's also funding it. America is indeed a melting pot of many nations and religions. The right to freedom of religion must be protected. But to use tithes and offerings to fund witchcraft parties while removing God from the oath of service is a shocking picture of where our nation really stands.
Thank God there is a remnant of praying people. Thank God there are at more than 7,000 who have not dropped a knee to Baal (1 Kings 19:18). Thank God that witchcraft must bow at the name of Jesus (Rom. 14:11). Thank God He is coming back for a glorious bride without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, holy and blameless (Eph. 5:27). Thank God, He is not done with America. 
Clearly, there are anti-Christ agendas gaining rapid ground with dark strategies to push back the light of Christ in our nation. So while I'm disgusted that the government is using tithes and offerings to support witchcraft, I'm also encouraged because I believe John 1:1-5: 
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were created through Him, and without Him nothing was created that was created. In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. The light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it."
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening;Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of GodThe Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer onFacebook or follow her on Twitter. Jennifer's Periscope handle is @propheticbooks.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Why All the Hype? Duck Dynasty a Cable Ratings Hit

Why All the Hype? Duck Dynasty a Cable Ratings Hit

By Jennifer Wishon

WEST MONROE, La. -- Across America people are getting ready Wednesday to tune into one of the most popular shows on TV, "Duck Dynasty."

Last week's season premiere on the Arts and Entertainment Network made cable ratings history.

CBN News recently traveled to Duck Commander Headquarters in West Monroe, La., to find out what all the hype is about.

Unlikely Stars

Some days people wait hours just to take a picture in front of the Duck Commander sign.

It's an unlikely recipe for TV: the long haired, bearded Robertson men, who are sometimes mistaken as homeless despite their fame.

Their beautiful wives, combined with hunting and faith in God, is a concoction many Americans can't get enough of.

"They promote family," one woman said. "They promote Christian beliefs and it's funny. It's entertaining. It's just an all-around family-oriented show."

Another fan agreed, saying, "It's extremely funny. I mean I watched it the other night and I'm like crying I'm laughing so hard."

Three generations of one family made Duck Commander a stop on their vacation.

"It's just a good family show with good family qualities so it's just fun to watch and it makes you feel good," one family member said.

When the show started gaining traction, the Robertsons say folks would show up at Duck Commander and just hang out. So over the past year, the family has worked hard to make their fans feel more at home.

Now, along with duck calls, the Robertsons stock merchandise about them that their fans gobble up.

"It's so awesome," another Duck Dynasty fan said. "I mean you see all this on TV and then you're here and it's just surreal."

Viewers say the show is so appealing because it's wholesome, a refreshing escape from a world that often forgets what's really important.

"I think they're good role models for the family," one fan said. "And things are so fast paced it seems like when you watch that show it kind of just puts things back into perspective and just puts a smile on your face."

Watch the CBN News video: Duck Dynasty A Hit