The New York State Police’s hate crimes task force will be directed to investigate the attack, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter early Sunday. He described the stabbing as a “despicable and cowardly act,”
A man wielding a knife burst into a Hanukkah celebration at an Orthodox rabbi’s home in the town of Monsey, New York on Saturday evening, wounding five people.
Police captured the suspect, who they have identified as 37-year-old Grafton E. Thomas, in New York City hours after the attack. He has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, according to the Town of Ramapo Police Department, which is investigating the case.
The incident unfolded next to the rabbi’s synagogue in Monsey, a small town in Rockland County about 20 miles outside of New York City. Rockland County has the largest Jewish population per ca pita of any county in the United States, according to New York State. About 31.4% of the county’s residents are Jewish.
The attack comes amid growing concern about anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York and the surrounding region. In the most violent incident, four people were shot and killed in nearby Jersey City in an anti-Semitic attack that targeted a kosher deli on Dec. 10.
Just one month ago, an Orthodox man was stabbed in Monsey near a local synagogue.
Shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, people had gathered at the home of Hasidic Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg next to his synagogue, Congregation Netzach Yisroel, to celebrate the seventh day of Hanukkah. Thomas allegedly burst into the gathering, according to police and the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, and stabbed five people, including one of the rabbi’s children.
A witness, Josef Gluck, told the Associated Press that a man “came in wielding a big knife, sword, machete — I don’t know what it was.” Gluck told the AP that he hit the assailant with a coffee table.
Thomas fled in a car, but a witness spotted him driving away and gave the police his license plate number, said Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel, theAssociated Press reported. He was taken into police custody in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Weidel said the license plate number was “critical” to the arrest, the AP added.
The attack is just the latest in a series of anti-Semitic hate crimes to sew fear in the region. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that there have been 13 ant-Semitic attacks in New York State since Dec. 8. In response to this and other attacks, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that he will increase NYPD patrols in three Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Tiffany Harris was released on Saturday after punching and cursing at three Orthodox women on Friday.
Yossi Gestetner of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council told reporters that the attacker wore a scarf over his face during the attack. Police later named Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, New York, as their suspect. He is currently being held at the Rockland County Jail.
His criminal history includes a prior arrest for assaulting a police horse, an official told the Associated Press. (A lawyer representing Thomas said he had no convictions, however, the AP noted.)
Prosecutors said that Thomas had blood on his clothing and smelled like bleach, according to the Associated Press. He was arraigned on Sunday morning and his bail has been set at $5 million, according to the Town of Ramapo Police Department. He has pleaded not guilty, per the AP.
What do we know about the victims?
The victims have not yet been identified, but Gestentner said that one was the rabbi’s child.
Gestetner said that two were taken from the scene in critical condition, and that a senior was in very critical condition. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said that one of the victims had been stabbed six times, while the least severely injured person had been stabbed in the hand.
The New York State Police’s hate crimes task force will be directed to investigate the attack, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter early Sunday. He described the stabbing as a “despicable and cowardly act,” and announced that he will direct the New York State Police to increase their presence in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods across the state.
Cuomo described the attack to reporters as “domestic terrorism.” He said that the attack is indicative of larger national problem with hate that he describes as an “American cancer that is spreading in the body politic.”
“I wish I could say it’s an isolated situation. Unfortunately, it’s not. We’ve had 13 acts of anti-Semitism since Dec. 8 in New York State,” Cuomo said. He noted that other incidents have affected the LGBTQ, black and Hispanic communities.
“If anyone thinks that something poisonous is not going on in this country, then they’re in denial, frankly. How many incidents do you have to see from coast to coast?” Cuomo said.
After the attack, four Orthodox Jewish elected officials — State Senator Simcha Felder, State Assemblymember Simcha Eichenstein, New York City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, and New York City Councilmember Kalman Yeger — submitted a letter to Cuomo asking him to declare a state of emergency and deploy State Police and the New York National Guards to protect Orthodox neighborhoods. The also asked him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate anti-Semitic violence.
“Simply stated, it is no longer safe to be identifiably Orthodox in the State of New York. We cannot shop, walk down a street, send our children to school, or even worship in peace,” the letter said.
Evan Bernstein, the regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, also expressed concern that the attack is part of a larger problem with society. “This is not just policing. These are communal problems, these are societal problems that we need to get in front of and figure out why these things are happening,” Bernstein told reporters.
The church live-streams its services on YouTube, and Sunday’s shooting was captured.
Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a church near Fort Worth, Texas, officials said. One victim died at the scene and another died en route to the hospital, MedStar told CBS News. A third person is in critical condition.
The gunfire began just before 10 a.m. at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a city outside Fort Worth. Inside, paramedics found three men with gunshot wounds, according to Macara Trusty, spokesperson for local ambulance service MedStar.
A witness told CBS Dallas / Fort Worth the gunman shot someone with a shotgun during communion and that he was then taken down by another church member.
“It was the most scariest thing. You feel like your life is flashing before you. I was so worried about my little one,” Isabel Arreola said.
The church called West Freeway Church of Christ is located in White Settlement, in suburban Tarrant County.
The church live-streams its services on YouTube, and Sunday’s shooting was captured. The video has since been taken offline, but it reportedly showed an armed man who appeared to be a security guard responding after the initial shots were fired.
“Tobin wanted to do something drastically violent, to go out in a “blaze of glory” like a suicide bombing, authorities said.
Shoppers in North Central New Jersey narrowly avoided a tragic attack thanks to officials who thwarted a white supremacist who was plotting to “let loose” on Black shoppers at a local mall.
According to NJ.com, on Tuesday a Brooklawn, N.J. man identified as Richard Tobin was charged with conspiring with a hate group against the rights of minorities, including Jewish people.On the day of the planned attack, federal authorities say Tobin sat in his car, which was parked outside of the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J., holding a machete and preparing to use it.
“Tobin said that he was triggered by the state of the country, such as when he saw a Pride parade or a large number of African Americans in one location,” FBI Special Agent Jason D. Novick wrote in court documents, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “There were so many African Americans around [the mall] that enraged him.”
His group, a neo-Nazi social network called The Base, refers to itself a “white protection league,” and seeks to see a version of America where the country is populated only by whites. Members are encouraged to participated in military training and prepare for the end of the world.
According to the report, “Tobin wanted to do something drastically violent, to go out in a “blaze of glory” like a suicide bombing, authorities said. He Googled “suicide by cop,” and read about creating an IED or car bomb similar to what was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.”
While his internet activity may have been disturbing, what drew law enforcement to him was an investigation into two synagogues in the midwest that had been defaced with Nazi symbols and anti-Semitic words. On Nov. 7, a search warrant was executed at Tobin’s home in which his computer and hard drives were seized and revealed his Google searches and an internet history that showed he’s been tracking articles about the crimes he’s suspected of.
Friday, Tobin appeared in federal court in Camden, N.J., and U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams ordered that he be held before a detention hearing that 2 days ago determined that he will be held in federal custody as his case moves through the courts, documents show. Tobin appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court on Friday afternoon. She denied his request to be released on bail pending a mental health evaluation and ordered him detained.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey did not want to comment on the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Harberg told Williams there were no conditions of release that could ensure Tobin’s appearance in court and the safety of the community. She said in documents there was “strong” evidence against Tobin.
The complaint mentions several electronic records including Google searches and chat history, and Tobin also gave a lengthy interview to an FBI agent. In that interview, he displayed a fascination with bombs and mentioned wanting to go out in a “blaze of glory.” He also described sitting in his car at the mall in Edison, holding a machete and wanting to “let loose” on African American shoppers.
It’s unclear if anyone’s been charged with creating the graffiti on the synagogues.
Another Chick-fil-A restaurant has been discriminated against and barred from doing business because of their non-compliance/agreement to the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah!
Another Chick-fil-A restaurant has been discriminated against and barred from doing business because of their non-compliance/agreement to the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah! The food chain is allegedly anti LGBT, however; the food chain has never discriminated against a LGBT person, or entity but some company’s still seem to have a problem with the CEO voicing his beliefs regarding marriage, therefore they are basically bullying the Chick-fil-A CEO by banning the food chain from certain locations, in this instance- the Buffalo Niagara International Airport cut all ties with the fast-food chain, despite that it was factored into the original plans for a full renovation of the airport facility.
Revelations 13:17- And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The “mark of the beast in this instance is “LGBT”
Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D) took to Twitter March 29 to condemn hospitality company, Delaware North and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), for granting Chick-fil-A permission to set up shop in the New York airport.
“I strongly urge the NFTA to reverse this decision,” the Democrat wrote. “I don’t believe the leadership of the NFTA intends to help spread hate and discrimination, but allowing a corporation like Chick-fil-A to do business at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport will help to fund continued divisive anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. New York is a welcoming state that celebrates diversity.”
I guess the anti-Christ companies are trying to bully the Chick -fil-A CEO into submission OR punish him because of his beliefs.
When the decision was reversed, Ryan tweeted an update, writing, “I applaud the decision that has been made to remove Chick-fil-A from plans for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their opinion.”
“We hope in the future the NFTA will make every effort to contract with businesses that adhere to anti-discrimination policies, and we’re confident another vendor who better represents the values of the Western New York community will replace Chick-fil-A as a part of this project in the very near future,” he added.
It is unclear what company will take Chick-fil-A’s place inside the airport but it doesn’t really matter because Chick-fil-A is an American icon who serves delicious food, that’s what people want- GOOD FOOD and not every American is on-board with the LGBTQ lifestyle so don’t expect Chick-fil-A to go out of business because of the beliefs of the CEO (which should be respected), it just aint gonna happen!
Just last week, administrators with the San Antonio City Council rejected a potential Chick-fil-A location at the San Antonio International Airport, citing the Atlanta-based chain’s “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
The controversy has become so prominent that even a presidential candidate has now weighed in. Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination, has said he’d be open to brokering a “peace deal” between Chick-fil-A and those who disagree with the restaurant CEO’s views on marriage.
Following the decision to pull Chick-fil-A from Buffalo, a spokesperson for the chain said that recent reports “continue to drive an inaccurate narrative about our brand.”
“We do not have a political or social agenda or discriminate against any group. More than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand,” they told WKBW-TV. “We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Leviticus 20:26 – And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from [other] people, that ye should be mine.
Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
The most shameful part of all of this is the number women who are in support of this abominable bill. Women- the only givers of life are in support of baby murder, we are certainly living in the last days! It would be better for a woman to use birth control instead of murdering a baby!
The most shameful part of all of this is the number women who are in support of this abominable bill. Women- the only givers of life are in support of baby murder, we are certainly living in the last days! It would be better for a woman to use birth control instead of murdering a baby!
After an intense debate for and against the proposal, the New York state Legislature passed a bill that makes it legal for doctors and other health care professionals, such as midwives and physician assistants, to perform abortions up until birth for any reason in the state. This really shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone. Once the bill was passed allowing men to change their sex from male to female, and women from female to male this act (which wont be the final act) was inevitable.
The so-called Reproductive Health Act that abortion advocates have been trying to get passed for 12 years and has been vehemently opposed by religious and conservative groups, passed with a 38-28 vote and thunderous applause in the state Senate chamber. The bill codifies federal abortion rights guaranteed under the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and removes abortion from the state’s criminal code. Which means the American “church” is a useless entity that “goes with the flow” so that their checks will continue to roll in from the government!
“We have a president who’s made it very, very clear that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade,” state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said at a news conference ahead of the vote, according to the Albany Times Union. “Today, here in New York, we are saying no. We are saying no, not here in New York. And we’re not just saying no. We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters. We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.”
Abortion was legalized in New York some three years before the Roe v. Wade decision, but remained on the state’s criminal code, making it a felony to perform late-term abortions according to the Democrat & Chronicle.
The law defined homicide as “conduct which causes the death of a person or an unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than 24 weeks.”
The Reproductive Health Act removes abortion from the penal code, and further notes in part that: “Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization. Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion, pursuant to this article.”
The New York State Catholic Conference said in a statement on Facebook that Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to sign the controversial bill at a reception in the Executive Mansion immediately after legislators voted to approve it. And Cuomo appeared ready as he celebrated Sarah Weddington, the lawyer nationally known for successfully arguing the winning side of the Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Weddington was recognized in the chamber during the vote.
“Sarah Weddington made history in 1973 when she won the Roe v. Wade case at the age of 27. I am so thrilled that this incredible woman is joining us at the bill signing of the #ReproductiveHealthAct, which will protect Roe v. Wade in the State of New York,” Cuomo tweeted before the vote Tuesday.
As the debate over the bill was underway Tuesday, supporters chanted, “Free abortion on demand, can we do it, yes we can.” Those who opposed the proposal chanted back while holding posters with images of babies and signs reading messages such as “I regret my abortion.”
Religious groups such as the Office of Adult Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of New York, called on the faithful Tuesday to pray in anticipation of the bill’s passage.
“New Yorkers, join us tonight, it is important more than ever to pray as we expect that the Reproductive Health Act – Abortion Expansion will become law in the state of NY making late-term abortion legal in NY,” the group noted in a tweet.
“He’s obviously gone in and out of just kind of discouragement, wondering what’s going to happen, what’s the end game here,”
American pastor Andrew Brunson has been locked up in a Turkish prison for 500 days. The anniversary of Brunson’s captivity passed quietly Monday, but the American Center for Law and Justice is still aggressively working on his case.
“He still remains merely a suspect of alleged crimes; no indictment has yet to be handed down,” CeCe Heil, executive counsel for the non-profit organization, told CBN News.
The ACLJ is fighting on Brunson’s behalf and reports the pastor wrote a heartfelt note to his wife through an embassy official this month.
“I am very discouraged. Please have prayer for me,” Brunson wrote. “I love you – can’t handle the thought of growing old in this place, without you.”
“I think being trapped in a Turkish prison with really no end in sight has been hard on Pastor Brunson,” Heil said. “Of course he has his faith to sustain him and the prayers of faithful believers all over the world… but as you can imagine, this 500 days in prison, he’s lost quite a bit of weight.”
“He’s obviously gone in and out of just kind of discouragement, wondering what’s going to happen, what’s the end game here,” she added.
Heil said the accusations against Brunson range from membership in an armed terrorist organization to espionage and overthrowing the government. “So very ridiculous claims against an innocent pastor,” she said.
Heil explained to CBN News that under Turkish law, Brunson can remain in prison for seven years without ever being charged.
It seems that Brunson is a political hostage of Turkey. Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed to indicate that the pastor will only be released when Washington gives Turkey a Muslim cleric living in the US who is Erdogan’s rival.
“..they (the US) get up and say… ‘Give us so and so cleric,'” Erdogan said at a police academy graduation ceremony in Ankara in September, referring to Brunson.
Erdogan then brought up Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, saying, “You have a cleric there. You give him to us and we’ll give you this one.”
Turkey has been seeking the extradition of Gulen, who was once Erdogan’s ally, and whose supporters have been blamed for trying to overthrow Erdogan’s government in 2016. Gulen has denied any role in the coup attempt. Heil said Erdogan even recently talked about a swap.
“It certainly seems that Pastor Brunson has become a political pawn,” she told CBN News. “He lived 23 years in Turkey without any incident, without any problem.”
“After the failed coup attempt in July of 2016, then Pastor Brunson’s suddenly arrested as a national security threat and then remains in prison,” she continued.
“And just recently, President Erdogan has demanded a swap, basically saying a cleric for a cleric or a pastor for a pastor,” Heil said. “You have Fethullah Gulen; we have Pastor Brunson. Let’s do a swap.”
But she doesn’t believe the US will agree to the deal.
“I don’t believe that the US will ever trade prisoners; that’s not the way that we typically operate,” she told CBN News. “So I believe they’ll keep following through with Turkey, who is a NATO ally and continuing to demand his release.”
Heil said President Donald Trump has repeatedly asked for Brunson’s release. In addition, just last week, she said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Erdogan and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and again asked for the pastor to be freed
“It seems like this meeting last week between Tillerson, Erdogan and Cavusoglu, it seems like they came out of that meeting hopeful that the US-Turkey relationship will be restored,” Heil said. “So we’re hopeful that Pastor Brunson will be part of that resolution.”
In the meantime, Heil said the most important thing people can do for Brunson is pray for him, but she also encourages taking action by signing an ACLJ petition, “Free Pastor Andrew,” which has more than 426,000 signatures so far.
“That’s very helpful because as we speak to our government as well as Turkish government and European government, it’s very helpful just to show the mass amount of people who have their eyes on this matter and are concerned about this matter and are demanding his release,” she said.
EDITORS NOTE: I wonder if Jakes, Olsteen, Dollar, Copeland, the pope and the other filthy rich “men of G-d” have signed that petition! I wonder if they even took up an offering to help support this man’s family. I wonder if they’ve even used their resources to bring any significant attention to this matter. I wonder if they held any “night vigils,” I wonder if this man will even be thought of or mentioned during “lent,” I wonder what they would do if this were Oprah, Just wondering…….
Planned Parenthood is not a healthcare organization but a political movement, intent on forcing their pro-abortion views on as many Americans as possible
“Their annual report demonstrates that Planned Parenthood is not a healthcare organization but a political movement, intent on forcing their pro-abortion views on as many Americans as possible.” -Abby Johnson
[LifeSiteNews.com] Planned Parenthood aborted 321,384 babies during its 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to its new annual report. (Photo: aborted baby/ courtesy Youtube)
This is a slight decrease from its last annual report, which revealed the company committed 328,348 in 2015-2016. Planned Parenthood’s total revenue is $1.46 billion, with $543.7 million—37 percent—of that coming from taxpayers.
Many of the contraceptives Planned Parenthood dispenses can also act as abortifacients.
Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League (ALL), said this is Planned Parenthood’s lowest self-reported annual abortion number since 2007.
“In addition to the reduction in abortions, Planned Parenthood also reported a slight lessening in its government funding (from $554.6 million to $543.7 million),” said Sedlak. “Planned Parenthood also reported lower numbers of female birth control customers, emergency contraceptive kits, PAP tests, and pregnancy tests. In fact, it reported that its total number of unique customers was the same as last year—2.4 million individuals.”
By attracting 721,000 new donors giving an average of $120 each, the abortion company added $86.5 to its coffers, according to the report.
“Our initial analysis is that Planned Parenthood spent the last year reducing medical activity and increasing its community and political organizing,” ALL observed. The group says it will release a detailed analysis of Planned Parenthood’s latest report in the coming days.
Planned Parenthood provided just 3,889 adoption referrals (exactly 1,000 more from the number it put on its last report) and 7,762 “prenatal services” from 2016-2017. That’s one adoption referral for every 83 abortions and prenatal care for one woman for every 239 abortions.
An investigation by the pro-life group Live Action released in January 2017 showed that Planned Parenthood facilities across the U.S. regularly turn away women seeking prenatal services. Only three of the 68 Planned Parenthood centers visited by Live Action investigators were able to provide women with an ultrasound for a purpose other than abortion.
The report says Planned Parenthood provided miscarriage care to just 1,182 women.
Planned Parenthood touted its support from the technology, entertainment, and fashion industries as successes. It boasted of a leading a “two-day interfaith convention with more than 40 clergy and faith leaders who support access to reproductive health care.”
“Typical under Cecile Richards’ leadership of Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant once again cut their prenatal services to almost non-existent levels, cut contraception services, and served 100,000 less people than last year, while still committing over 321,000 abortions,” said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who is now a pro-life advocate.
“Their annual report demonstrates that Planned Parenthood is not a healthcare organization but a political movement, intent on forcing their pro-abortion views on as many Americans as possible,” said Johnson, who now runs a ministry that helps abortion workers leave the industry.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact that former abortion workers, especially those from Planned Parenthood, have on closing their former places of employment by helping people to leave – ensuring no one is left to run the clinics,” she said.
Planned Parenthood’s annual report also reveals it has “expanded” its focus on providing transgender hormone treatments at 17 locations.
Despite not performing mammograms last year or having any mammogram machines, Planned Parenthood reported that it did 336,614 breast exams – the type of breast checks which women are able to do on their own.
The abortion giant’s report frames itself to supporters as a leader in the “resistance” against the Trump administration and “an increasingly hostile political climate.”
It used its 50 new campus chapters as proof of what it considers to be a strong youth base. But Students for Life of America (SFLA) started “nearly 120” new campus chapters last year, according to its President Kristan Hawkins.
SFLA “now has more than 1,200 student groups on campuses in all 50 states,” said Hawkins. “Planned Parenthood reports training 750 young activists from 11 cities while Students for Life trained nearly 11,000 students from across the country. The pro-life generation clearly has more energy, passion, and motivation to defund Planned Parenthood.”
“It is vital that Planned Parenthood be defunded and student lives protected from a predatory and profit-driven enterprise,” said Hawkins. “But there is a silver lining in this release, as we can see that more students are responding to the human rights interests of the preborn than to the business interests of Planned Parenthood.”
Each time the teenager gave an answer Shoffner did not find acceptable she slammed her daughter’s head into bathroom drywall.
A mother who allegedly assaulted her 13-year-old daughter after she failed to correctly recite Bible verses earlier this year was sentenced to two-and-a-half to five years in state prison Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, strangulation, terroristic threats and endangering the welfare of a child.
The mother, Rhonda Shoffner, 41, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Dauphin County Judge John F. Cherry, Penn Live reported.
“This was an extremely scary situation for this young victim to have to endure. Fortunately, she is doing well now and is in a safe place,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Sean McCormack said Thursday.
According to Penn Live, Shoffner was reportedly drunk for three days straight when the assault took place in March. Police said Shoffner told her daughter to call several family members and when none of them responded, she forced her daughter to get on her knees in the bathroom of their home.
The daughter said this was a sign that her mother was getting ready to beat her so she began pleading with her mother to spare her the abuse.
“Please don’t hit me. I don’t want to get on my knees,” police said the victim told her mother.
An angry Shoffner demanded that the 13-year-old “get on her (expletive) knees,” police said.
After the girl complied, Shoffner started reciting Bible verses which she expected her daughter to repeat verbatim as well.
“What did God tell the man to do with his son?” she asked the teenager.
When her daughter could not respond police say Shoffner told her: “God told the man to kill his son.”
When the teenager told her mother that “God said to forgive his son,” Shoffner grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into a wall.
Each time the teenager gave an answer Shoffner did not find acceptable she slammed her daughter’s head into bathroom drywall. She did this at least five times, police say, even as her daughter begged her to stop.
Shoffner then told her daughter to lie on her back and the girl complied, she began to strangle her, declaring: “I’m gonna kill you (expletive),” police said.
It was at this point that the teenager, afraid she might die, began fighting her mother. Shoffner responded by biting her daughter’s left forearm and sinking her teeth into her left shoulder.
The teenager kept fighting until the frustrated mother told her “just leave and don’t ever come back.”
She grabbed a coat, a pair of sneakers and her phone and fled. She was then met by her father who took her to the police who later charged Shoffner.
As part of her sentence, Shoffner was also ordered to undergo alcohol and drug counseling and to remain drug and alcohol free, the Press and Journal said. She will also be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing upon her release from prison.
In January, Shoffner also pleaded guilty to a simple assault charge stemming from a second assault incident. Shoffner assaulted a woman during an argument in a car. She hit the woman and bit her during that assault, the Press and Journal said.
“Modern abortions politics has done strange things to our culture.” Those who claim to be advocates for women turn a blind eye to the single greatest form of discrimination against them.
The worst form of discrimination against women in our time is one that is virtually ignored by feminists.
The abortion industry has long billed itself as a champion of women’s rights. Almost thirty years ago, the head of the National Abortion Rights Action League, or NARAL, told the New York Times that “Abortion is the guarantor of a woman’s right to participate fully in the social and political life of society.”
By some estimates, there are as many as 160 million girls and women missing worldwide because of sex-selective abortion. Modern technology that allows parents to find out before birth whether they’re having a boy or girl, coupled with traditional cultural preferences for boys, results in nothing less than “gendercide”—the systematic killing of female babies over males. And it’s not just happening overseas.
Newsweek reported last year that sex-selective abortions are on the rise right here in the U. S. One study by Columbia University found that Chinese, Korean and Indian parents on their second pregnancy gave birth to 117 boys for every 100 girls. For third children, the ratio shot up to a staggering 151 boys for every 100 girls.
The culprit, says Newsweek, is sex-selective abortion. So-called “family planning” clinics like those affiliated with Planned Parenthood are helping women kill their unborn daughters. You’d think organizations that pride themselves on protecting and empowering women would want this to stop, but you’d be wrong.
Last year, after the state of Indiana passed a law banning sex-selective abortion, a federal district judge granted a permanent injunction against the law at the request of—you guessed it—Planned Parenthood. In the name of ending discrimination against women, this abortion giant is literally making sure fewer women exist.
This is beyond perverse.
Even worse, pro-choice and feminist support for gendercide remains virtually unflinching. Back in March, when Arkansas enacted a ban on sex-selective abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union complained that the law prevents women from “obtaining abortions that they want for whatever reason,” even, apparently, if that reason is preferring boys over girls.
As Ruse remarks, “Modern abortions politics has done strange things to our culture.” Those who claim to be advocates for women turn a blind eye to the single greatest form of discrimination against them.
Now occasionally, a pro-choice feminist will let slip how he or she really feels about gendercide. That’s what happened back in 2011 when Pulitzer finalist Mara Hvistendahl published a book called “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.” In it, she decries systematic discrimination against female fetuses, but comes up short of blaming the real culprit: abortion.
Reviewing the book in The New York Times, Ross Douthat observed that the problem of gendercide puts pro-choicers in a “distinctly uncomfortable position.” They insist “that the unborn aren’t human beings yet, and that the right to abortion is nearly absolute.” But this leaves them “struggling to define a victim for the crime [they’ve] uncovered.”
As pro-lifers, we need to continually point out this glaring inconsistency in the pro-choice worldview. To anyone not sold out to abortion-on-demand, it’s obvious that the sex of a baby is not a legitimate reason to kill her.
Of course, there’s never a legitimate reason to deliberately kill a baby—in the womb or out. But the 160 million missing girls worldwide should convince many that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry—far from empowering women—have become the greatest perpetrators of their extermination.
If any Christian says that he/she wants to “expose deception and turn people to Christ” he/she can began with looking into the origin of Christianity and all of the filth and evil associated with it.
It’s funny how Christians can attack EVERY OTHER RELIGION besides Christianity! (Mathew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?). Radical Islam is terrible indeed just as radical Christianity is. The KKK ( Klu Klux Klan) is an example of radical Christianity that sees people of color as “less than infidels” just as the radical Muslims do but the Christians don’t want to talk about that! Most [if not all] of those Klansman will tell you they are Christian and are “carrying out the will of God.“Repent Amarillo” is another example of radical Christianity.Repent Amarillo is a militant Christian fundamentalist group whose antics have ranged from staging a mock execution of Santa Claus by firing squad to posting a “spiritual warfare” map on its Web site that cited a Buddhist temple, an Islamic center, gay bars, strip clubs and sex shops as places of demonic activity. The “Army of God”, another example of radical Christianity (active since the early 1980’s) is a loose network of radical anti-abortionists with a long history of promoting terrorism and premeditated murder in the name of Christianity. The Army of God has published an anti-abortion training manual that offers instructions on bomb-making, arson and other ways to attack clinics. The group’s Web site praises a long list of Christian terrorists who have been convicted of violent crimes, including Paul Jennings Hill (who was executed by lethal injection in 2003 for the murders of abortion provider John Britton and his bodyguard James Barrett), Scott Roeder (who was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2009 shooting of George Tiller, a Kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions), Michael Frederick Griffin (who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of Dr. David Gunn, an ob/gyn based in Pensacola, Florida), James Charles Kopp (who shot and killed Barnett Slepian, a physician who performed abortions, in 1998), Matthew Lee Derosia (who, in 2009, rammed his SUV into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul and told police that Jesus ordered him to carry out that attack) and John C. Salvi (who attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1994, shooting and killing receptionists Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols and wounding several others). Adolf Hitler is another example of radical Christianity– why else do you think he killed all of those Jews?! Hitler was a Christian who had a twisted interpretation of bible scripture who actually believed that he was doing the will of God.
Kingdom Identity Ministries is another example of radical Christianity and is one of the largest suppliers of so-called Christian Identity materials that present a racist interpretation of Christianity. Their products include training books, pamphlets, and Bible study courses. Their mission to preserve the white race encourages white women to reproduce only within their race and encourages the superiority of the white male as interpreted from the Bible. America’s Promise Ministries is another radical Christian group that relies strongly on the literal interpretation of the Bible. This church also insists that Jesus was white and believes that all greatness achieved in the United States is attributed to the work of the white race and none other. Several members of this congregation have committed violent acts of terrorism and murder, including abortion clinic bombings, bank robberies, and shootings.
There’s NO “right” religion because neither God or His son Yeshua formed ANY them, they are ALL man-made, including Christianity. The Sharia law AT LEAST is nothing less than the enforcement of keeping moral laws but in this country that claims to be “founded on Christianity [whatever that means]” there is NO ENFORCEMENT of keeping moral laws, much less what’s written. People who identify themselves as Christians support EVERYTHING THAT’S EVIL by not actively standing against it… abortion, same-sex marriage, organ harvesting, church pimping, sexual immorality, telling “white lies”etc. and this evil began in the 1st century with Simon Magus during the time of Christ. No, Im not a Muslim- I’m not affiliated with ANY religion, I AM FREE to worship God in truth and in spirit with no religion involved that would take me off of the path of righteousness and keep me from speaking against and opposing all evil. But to all of you involved in religious wars, remember this- “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand [Mathew 12:25]…And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand [Mathew 12:24} .. Those “houses” and “kingdoms” are in reference to different religions. ALL RELIGIONS are divided which is why there are various denominations or sects of EVERY RELIGION in existence, and according to Christ NONE OF THEM WILL STAND! Not even Christianity. If any Christian says that he/she wants to “expose deception and turn people to Christ” he/she can began with looking into the origin of Christianity and all of the filth and evil associated with it.
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