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Christian persecution on the rise

October 20, 2017 --

Christian Persecution Spikes

Catholic League

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new report on Christian persecution:

All across the nation, students are learning about genocide committed in the twentieth century, yet most know next to nothing about genocide taking place right now. That’s partly because the victims are Christians: many academics and journalists have become accustomed to seeing Christians as victimizers, not victims, thus leaving them unmoved when reports surface about genocide against the faithful.

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Multi-faith Portland rally for the persecuted

October 18, 2017 --

By Faith News Note,

On a late September Sunday, Portland’s Pioneer Square filled with demonstrators protesting the brutal treatment in Southeast Asia of the Rohingya, often referred to as the most persecuted people in the world.

Who are the Rohingya? They are the 1.1 million Muslim natives of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, living in the primarily Buddhist nation of 53 million. Myanmar’s military government in 1982 recognized specific races as citizens, but not the Rohingya, who remain oppressed.

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Financial report links Planned Parenthood to lawmakers

October 16, 2017 --

Paybacks to Planned Parenthood massively increased in 2015-17 biennium

Oregon Right to Life

In passing HB 3391 this summer, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, and legislative Democrats massively expanded taxpayer-funded abortions. The bill was the self-stated top priority of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Suspecting financial motives, one of the pro-life members of the Oregon House made a public information request. The resulting information proves that no other entity stands to benefit financially more because of this new law.

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Sex, lies, and coverups: The true Hollywood story

October 13, 2017 --

Drain Hollywood’s Cesspool

Catholic League

Revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, but there has been a reluctance to come forward. Weinstein has provided an opening that must be seized.

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Salem restaurant serving up more than just a meal

October 11, 2017 --

Innovative Restaurant Model Serves up Affordable Dining Experience for the Needy

The Oregon Optimist

A motivated quintet of local community advocates and business owners plans to offer Willamette Valley residents a new dining experience. The group intends to open a for-profit restaurant, dubbed “Food for Thought Cafe and Infoshop,” in downtown Salem. There, diners will be able to sample locally-sourced, multi-cultural cuisine–but at a fraction of the price other restaurants might charge.
What will guarantee the restaurant’s affordable offerings? A pay-what-you-want business model which allows customers to pay according to their financial means.

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Patron saint of euthanasia waves red flag

October 9, 2017 --

Euthanasia Pioneer Having Second Thought

Oregon Right to Life 

There are red flags. And then there were are really big red flags.

Dr. Boudewijn Chabot is considered the patron saint of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which he still supports. But he’s now sounding the alarm that the killing has gone too far.
This should be a glaring wakeup call for Americans who are complacent about physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, or actually support it.

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Thousands to gather in worship in DC

October 6, 2017 --

Unprecedented Worship Gathering on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Christian Newswire

Between October 6-9, 2017, our nation is being called to an unprecedented worship gathering on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The Mall will become a ‘tent-city’ filled with tents representing every state in America. Thousands will come and gather in simple obedience – to bring worship, music, prayer, and the gospel to our nation’s capital.

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CNN backtracks Playboy headline

October 4, 2017 --

CNN backtracks Playboy headline, lessons from Portland
By M. Martin
Oregon writer

All it took was a few hours before CNN pulled their ridiculous headline “Playboy celebrated connection between the sexes” which was chosen to recognize the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The headline represents the media attempt to treat pornography as a clean, upstanding everyday activity. In fact the headline is so generic it could apply to online dating services or the Dr. Phil Show.

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Editorial Board cautions targeting religious beliefs

October 2, 2017 --

The Oregonian Editorial Board Sunday Editorial focused on recent OPB media question of Oregon’s Secretary of State’s view on homosexuality followed by news stories of criticism.  Below is the editorial entitled “Criticize Richardson’s work for legitimate mistakes, not his religious beliefs: Editorial”  The story ran in Sunday 10/1/2017 newspaper but as of 10/2/17 cannot be found online.  Here is the Oregonian editorial:

Secretary of State Richardson ruffled some feathers in the Democratic Party of Oregon, when he sighted his acceptance of his religion’s views on “gays”, and making it clear he would continue to show no bias in his duties.

Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s sole Republican in a statewide office, has certainly made some mistakes as secretary of state. But admitting to religious beliefs isn’t one of them.

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