Satanist Leads Invocation at Alaska Assembly Meeting

A debate over religious freedom has led to a Satanist leading an invocation at one Alaska borough’s assembly meeting.

(Article by Ashley Rae Goldenberg)

Following a discussion over whether to do away with invocations entirely, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly decided to open invocations up to all religions.According to Assembly President Blaine Gilman, a group of pastors used to previously lead the assembly’s invocation. Under the new rules, however, anyone can choose to lead an invocation in the name of his or her religion.During Tuesday’s assembly meeting, Iris Fontana led an invocation in the name of Satan on behalf of the Satanic Temple.

KSRM reports Fontana said:“Let us stand now, unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines, born of fearful minds in darkened times. Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge and dissipate our blissful and comforting delusions of old. Let us demand that individuals be judged for their concrete actions, not their fealty to arbitrary social norms and illusory categorizations.”

Source: Satanist Leads Invocation at Alaska Assembly Meeting


70% of European Jews not attending synagogue during holidays due to targeted terror

TRUTH BOMBS: Islam continues to inspire fear in the citizens of European countries.

ARTICLE: If one goal of terrorism is to deny a free people basic rights, then count it as successful, at least where European Jews are concerned.As reported recently by the Jerusalem Post, some 70 percent of Jews – nearly three-quarters – are going to sit out attending synagogue during shul on High Holy Days over fears of possible terrorist attacks, and this despite increased security in Jewish communities.NT3A poll that was published online recently revealing the 70 percent figure has nonetheless been met with skepticism by prominent Jewish leaders, even though the continent has been rocked by terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds, especially in France.The survey was conducted online by the European Jewish Association in conjuction with the Rabbinical Center of Europe. The 78 respondents, the EJA says, were a representative sampling of the 700 capital cities and communities throughout Europe, from Britain to Ukraine.Pollsters claimed that while the number of respondents was far fewer than the number of communities represented, each one speaks for many communities. They compared the respondent rate with certain cities and regions that have many similarities with a number of similar communities.

Source: 70% of European Jews not attending synagogue during holidays due to targeted terror


Report: As Satanism Grows, Italy Experiencing a ‘Boom’ in Exorcisms

The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand, according to recent reports.

Article by Thomas D. Williams

The archdiocese of Milan in northern Italy has doubled the number of its exorcists, while an exorcism hotline has been launched in Rome, but those in the field claim it isn’t nearly enough.

Rome’s most famous exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth (pictured), died last month and his successor, Father Vincenzo Taraborelli, says that he cannot keep up with the daily requests for liberation from demonic influence. “Padre Vincenzo,” as he is known, handles some 30 “clients” a day, and is calling on the Church to appoint more priests as exorcists to share in the mission of satanic deliverance.

“There are only nine of us left and many more are needed,” he said. “We need other priests like me to meet the needs of so many families.”

Last month, an Italian documentary on exorcism called “Liberami” won the award for “best film” in the Venice Horizons category at this year’s Venice Film Festival, drawing still more attention to this rapidly growing industry.

In her film, director Federica Di Giacomo’s explores the exorcism efforts of Father Cataldo, a veteran exorcist in Sicily who is sought out in increasing numbers by Catholics who suspect they may be tormented or possessed by the devil.

Source: Report: As Satanism Grows, Italy Experiencing a ‘Boom’ in Exorcisms


We now date six people at once, study claims | The Independent

 

TRUTH BOMBS: WOW, times have really changed!

ARTICLE: Any young person who’s tried to explain the concept of “seeing” someone to their parents will be able to testify that the dating arena has changed enormously over the past couple of decades. It’s no longer as simple as going for dinner and a movie and instantly becoming boyfriend and girlfriend – we “see” people, often more than one at a time. The extent of this trend has been revealed in a new study which claims it’s now normal to date an incredible six people at once.

Source: We now date six people at once, study claims | The Independent


British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after reporting rape’ – BBC News

TRUTH BOMBS: Westerners need to be aware. Even in an Islamic country that seems westernized, women and not valued.

ARTICLE: A British woman has been charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped, according to a UK-based legal advice group.

The Detained in Dubai group said the woman was arrested after she claimed she was raped by two British men.

It said she has been released on bail but her passport has been confiscated.

The Foreign Office said: “We are supporting a British woman in relation to this case and will remain in contact with her family.”

The woman, who is in her 20s, was reportedly attacked by two men from Birmingham while she was on holiday.

According to Detained in Dubai, the alleged attackers have had no charges filed against them.

However, according to newspaper reports, the two men have also had their passports confiscated.

It is understood that the Foreign Office is supporting the two men and is in contact with their families.

Detained in Dubai said the woman may face trial for the charges – for which possible punishments include imprisonment, deportation, flogging and even stoning to death.

Radha Stirling, founder and director of Detained in Dubai, said the UAE had a long history of penalising rape victims.

“We have been involved with several cases in the past where this has happened, and we work with the lawyers and families and have campaigned to change attitudes in the police and judiciary.

“Recent cases… show that it is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment”.

Source: British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after reporting rape’ – BBC News


‘Suck it up, buttercup!’: Iowa lawmaker proposes bill punishing schools coddling anti-Trump students – USSA News | The Tea Party’s Front Page

ARTICLE: Following Donald Trump’s win in Tuesday’s presidential election, many high school and college students were having a tough time dealing with the reality of the results. There were reports of mass walkouts, protests and students gathering on campuses to mourn Hillary Clinton’s loss in what were termed, “cry-ins.”In some cases, schools accommodated student requests to delay exams, cancelled classes and reportedly provided grief counseling to distraught members of the staff and student body.After hearing about state schools in Iowa coddling students, creating safe zones, cancelling exams, etc., Bobby Kaufmann, a member of the Iowa State house, decided he had seen enough.Kaufmann, Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee, has announced he is going to open an investigation into the state schools, hoping to learn just how many taxpayer dollars were wasted on the “cry baby” reactions to Trump’s victory over Clinton.Speaking with WHO Radio’s Simon Conway, Kaufman explained his plan to co-sponsor the “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Bill. The proposed legislation would identify the monies spent by state schools on activities deemed to be a waste of money. The state would then penalize those schools by cutting triple the amount of money wasted from the 2017 budget.Calling the school’s actions “absolutely asinine,” Kaufman vowed, “I’m gonna find out exactly how many taxpayer dollars are being used for these cry zones and for all these different safe zones (so) you can talk about your feelings. And I’m gonna take whatever that number is and we’re gonna triple it and cut it from the university budge.”

Source: ‘Suck it up, buttercup!’: Iowa lawmaker proposes bill punishing schools coddling anti-Trump students – USSA News | The Tea Party’s Front Page


Colleges Cancelled Exams for Students Traumatized by Trump’s Election – Hit & Run : Reason.com

ARTICLE: So it begins: American college campuses are currently experiencing a collective freak-out over the impending Trump presidency. Professors and administrators have cancelled exams and sent messages of support to students feeling traumatized by the election results.A University of Michigan psychology professor delayed an exam until next week and wished students good fortune during this “tumultuous time.” Some Columbia University professors postponed midterms as well. A University of Connecticut professor excused students from attending class. And at Yale University, one professor decided to make an upcoming exam optional.Administrators were quick to reassure students that universities offer myriad counseling options.”This election has been unusual in that specific statements were made about various groups of people who often feel marginalized and unsafe,” wrote Northwestern University Vice President Patricia Telles-Irvin in a campuswide email. “Partisan, inflammatory statements unfortunately seem to be part of modern campaign rhetoric, but they cause real wounds. As we move beyond a divisive election, we therefore recognize the need for healing of those wounds. With this in mind, we want to extend support to those students who are experiencing difficulty at this time.”Students, predictably, were apoplectic. Cornell University students held a “cry-in.” Loyola University and Byrn Mawr College students demanded the cancelling of classes, citing exhaustion, depression, and safety concerns, Campus Reform reported: “A Trump election directly endangers the lives of all students at Bryn Mawr College that are people of color, lgbtqa+, non-Christian, and female,” a signee of the Bryn Mawr petition claimed. “If Trump wins, it’s not only a question of self care but personal safety.”I don’t blame students for being really, really upset about Trump’s win. I know plenty of mentally stable, not-at-all-coddled people who were similarly upset. But they all still went in to work on Wednesday. Life goes on.

Source: Colleges Cancelled Exams for Students Traumatized by Trump’s Election – Hit & Run : Reason.com


Cornell students hold ‘Cry In’ over Trump victory – The College Fix

offence-1The Cornell Daily Sun reports that students hosted a “Cry In” on the quad Wednesday in the wake of the presidential election results.

“I’m quite terrified, honestly,” one student told the campus newspaper as she took part in the event. “It’s saying that people are really given into fear-mongering. They are willing to put people down based on their identity just so that they would feel vindicated that they would be getting rid of ‘Crooked Hillary.’”

Another participant told the Sun many are in “shock” as she sipped on a Starbucks coffee cup, sitting cross-legged in the institution’s Ho Plaza.

“I am concerned how this is validating the behavior of a lot of people,” she said.

As the event took place, students — roughly 20 or so, according to the Sun’s video — wrote their reactions and emotions on poster boards with colored markers, or with chalk on the ground. A chilly day on the Ithaca campus, at one point the demonstrators huddled together as what appeared to be a barista brought them warm drinks.

Several adults, most likely professors, stood around the group. The event appeared to take on the atmosphere of a funeral wake.

“I’d say the results are heartbreaking and such a slap in the face to so many of the populations that make up America,” an older lady who appeared to be a professor told The Sun. “I think it’s also an indication that there and many many people who are suffering and feel that haven’t been heard and they believe that Trump will answer their needs.”

Source: Cornell students hold ‘Cry In’ over Trump victory – The College Fix