Senate Advances Bogus Religious Freedom ‘Fix’ to Radical Same-Sex Marriage Bill

In a blow to religious freedom, the U.S. Senate voted to overcome a Republican filibuster against an amendment to the so-called “Respect for Marriage” Act, clearing the way for the passage of a bill that critics say is “dangerous,” “deceptive,” and “harmful” to Christian businesspeople and nonprofits soon to face legal harassment.

These Congressman decided to vote against religious freedom. Notice who is on the list.

The 47 House Republicans who voted for the “Respect for Marriage” Act are:

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un threatens nuclear response to US and alliesThe isolated country tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday shortly after warning of “fiercer military responses.”By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS Published: NOVEMBER 19, 2022 00:16

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to counter US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

The isolated country fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) toward the East Sea on Friday, the South Korean military said, in protest over the United States’ move to reinforce its “extended deterrence” protection of South Korea and Japan.

Attending the site with his daughter and wife, Kim said threats from the United States and its allies pursing a hostile policy prompted his country to “substantially accelerate the bolstering of its overwhelming nuclear deterrence.”

Ending Elections?

I firmly believe that the Uniparty (democrats & RINO republicans) in DC want to end all elections in the United States. The cheating that is going on today in broad daylight is astounding. They don’t even try to hide it like 2020 when they stopped the counting in the middle of the night. No one in the media will report the truth and the ruling class, as I like to call it, know better than the lowly peons in middle America who should lead and make policy. So they cheat. How many people have said that they feared another cheating election. This felonious theft of our once great nation is intended to dishearten nominal voters and even cause Patriots to be suspect of the republic we once had. Mark my words it is not time to give up, but double down in a fight for our country. America is worth it, but we have a long way to go. We need states to step up and vote out these worthless thieves and bring in fresh America First candidate.

The ruling class in business, academia, and politics want to control you. You know they only want what is best for you. I say a resounding No!! Rh

Conversation With an Arab Israeli About Netanyahu’s New Right-Wing Gov’tWhat do Israel’s Arabs think of the emerging coalition and its “extremist” right-wing members? What do they think of Bibi himself? By David Lazarus—Israel Today

The conversation started when Emil came to the office to upgrade my computer. “Ahalan u’Sachlan” I greeted him with my basic Arabic and soon recognized an intelligent young man as open to conversation as I.

Sitting down to a Turkish coffee, I learned that Emil completed an upper graduate degree in political science, so I asked what he thinks of Israel’s emerging right-wing government coalition that was elected under Benjamin Netanyahu. After all the “bad news” I’ve heard about his “extreme” right-wing partners and how Israeli Arabs are angry and protesting even to the UN, I was curious to hear it from the horse’s mouth, as they say.

I was surprised by this young Arab’s response.

“Netanyahu is a good thing for the country,” insisted Emil. “He is stable and straight forward. You know what you are getting with Bibi.”

Israel Today: So you’re not concerned about his right-wing coalition partners, some of whom are labeled as “extremists”?

Emil: Not at all. Bibi knows how to handle these guys. He is not going to let the government be taken over by extremists on one side or the other. We’ve watched him for too long to know that Netanyahu is wise and doesn’t let anybody push him around. The country needs his kind of stability.

Some of these right wingers like Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir are calling for what some see as anti-Arab policies. As an Arab Israeli, you’re not concerned?

First of all, I do not like to judge people before we see who and what they are about. We need to let these guys who come from the far right have a chance, and see what they do. There is no reason to already get all bent out of shape before they have even begun. I don’t see why folks on the left are so upset already when nothing has been decided. And don’t forget, Mr. Netanyahu will be prime minister.

And secondly, it has always been the right-wing governments that have made practical peace agreements with the Arabs. Like with Egypt, Jordan and at least trying with the Palestinians, when Ariel Sharon withdrew from the Gaza Strip and other withdrawals from the West Bank.

Why is that?

Because right-wing governments are clear in their objectives. You know what they want and from that position you can make a deal. The left are always a bit wishy-washy. The issues are not clear, and you never know exactly what you are going to get. Much of the time their idealism is unrealistic and so we never get anywhere.

And the fact that Netanyahu’s coalition partners are all religious Jews? Either Orthodox or National Religious?

Actually, most Arabs connect with their conservative views on social issues. So in many ways we prefer the right-wing religious conservatism to the left-wing progressive secularism. If you look at all the Arab parties in Israeli politics, they are all conservative when it comes to social and religious issues. It fits our culture.

Why haven’t you gotten involved in politics given your graduate studies?

To be in politics you can’t be honest with yourself, and I didn’t want to live like that. So I studied electronics and now enjoy working with my hands and getting things done that I know helps folks.

You could do that in government as well.

Not really. The whole thing is just a balagan (too messed up).