A Democratic candidate in West Virginia was an active leader in pagan witchcraft for years and instructed others.
Lissa Lucas wrote two books on occult practices, including a how-to book for casting spells.
Lucas told The Daily Caller News Foundation she doesn’t think voters will care about her ‘spirituality’ because they’re not ‘religious bigos of a Wiccan cult to its third level — the highest stage for most Wiccan cults — and instructed lower-level Wiccans in occult practices, TheDCNF’s investigation found.
Lucas’s campaign has raised more than five times as much money as her Republican opponent, thanks in part to national media attention that has left out Lucas’s witchcraft.
She authored two books on casting pagan spells, writing under the name Llysse Smith Wylle. MORE
Halloween is not harmless, and the messages Satan is giving to your children is dangerous
But too many Americans are dismissing any Christian walk at all and turning to experimental and sensational “spirituality,” the kind that allows humans to do pretty much whatever they wish. They assume this is the road to happiness.
Of course, believers know it’s the road to destruction.
It’s a Halloween trick on a cosmic scale. As more Americans than ever – including youth – are turning to astrology, trances, witchcraft, paganism and even Satanism, there’s a very real probability that the spiritual door to the occult opened for many people within supposedly Christian congregations with these elements of apostate belief:
Worship of “gods” alongside Christ – Allah, Buddha, etc.
Praying to female goddesses – Sophia, Kali, Isis – to reflect “equality”
Seeking altered consciousness (a trance or meditative state)
Praying to the dead or conducting a séance
All these sinful practices open one’s spirit to rebellion where Satan and his demons deceive and entice. As 2 Corinthians 11:14 tell us, “… Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” But it’s a lie leading to hell.
Witchcraft is being normalized and glamorized to young girls through media like Teen Vogue. This fall, a revived “Sabrina” series is debuting on Netflix, and this time, it’s not a comedy but a gruesome drama with story lines that include Satanism. And “Charmed” is back as well, with a plot that’s a diabolical stew of occult rituals along with feminist politics – and of course, the requisite sexual perversion. One of the characters is a lesbian.
In an interview on Kentucky WHAS radio’s “Leland Conway Show,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) warned against Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) calling for people to confront Republicans in public.
Relevant portion begins around the 8:05 mark.
“These are people that are unstable. We don’t want to encourage them,” said Paul. “We have to somehow ratchet it down and say we’re not encouraging that violence is ever OK.”
Paul went on to say he fears there will be an “assassination” as a result of the rhetoric coming from lawmakers like Booker and Waters.
“I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation. They have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence,” he added.
Pittsburgh authorities have released the identities of all 11 victims, aged 54 to 97, who were gunned down by suspect Robert Gregory Bowers while worshiping at a synagogue on Saturday morning. Jerry Rabinowitz, 65, Rose Mallinger, 97, Daniel Stein, 71, Richard Gottfried, 65, Joyce Fienberg, 75, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, and Melvin Wax, 88, (left to right) were among those killed. Bernice Simon, 84, Sylvan Simon, 86, and 69-year-old Irving Younger were also identified as victims by Chief Medical Examiner Dr Karl Williams Sunday morning. David and Cecil Rosenthal were brothers and Sylvan and Bernice Simon were husband and wife. Stein had recently become a grandfather and Gottfried was a dentist. Bowers killed the victims inside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday during worship services before a tactical police team tracked him down and shot him, police said in an affidavit.
The Bible clearly identifies Europe as the Beast of Revelation and the King of the North. For years, Bible scholars who know this has been waiting for Europe to reawaken it's Nazi past and find a strongman to lead a newly yet to be formed Holy Roman Empire, with recognition from the Pope and led by Germany. Modern day Germany are the people that the Bible refers to as the Assyrians. Europe is begging to get closer to their destiny...
(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will quit as head of her Christian Democratic party after almost two decades, a person familiar with the matter said, a dramatic sign of her waning authority that will raise questions about her staying power as chancellor.
The unexpected reversal by Merkel, 64, signals the beginning of the end of an era during which her command of Germany put its stamp on Europe and beyond for more than a decade. Even so, Merkel’s term as chancellor runs until 2021 and Merkel has said she intends to serve it out. She is scheduled to speak to the media at 1 p.m. local time on Berlin.
The chancellor told a leadership meeting of her Christian Democratic Union on Monday that she won’t run again as party chairwoman at a convention in December, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the meeting was closed.
Market reaction was muted with the euro remaining above last week’s low against the dollar on the news, which followed setbacks for Merkel’s CDU-led bloc in regional elections this month. Merkel herself blamed the losses on infighting in her national government.
After 18 years as party chief, the move throws open the succession race for a post that has traditionally has been the springboard for CDU chancellors.
Possible contenders include Health Minister Jens Spahn, who has publicly criticized her open-doors refugee policy and is championed by the CDU’s social conservatives; Ralph Brinkhaus, a fiscal hawk who unexpectedly ousted Merkel’s longtime parliamentary caucus leader; and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, her hand-picked party general secretary who’s often cited as her most likely successor.
Others include two state premiers Armin Laschet and Daniel Guenther, who carry weight after recently leading the CDU to victory in regional elections.
The Chinese government is destroying cross, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.
The suppression of religious freedoms comes as an official government campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country.
“The international community should be alarmed and outraged for this blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief,” Bob Fu of China Aid, said.
Saudi Arabia will retaliate against any punitive measures with an even “stronger” response, the official news agency reported, in an apparent reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to take action over the disappearance of a prominent government critic.
“The kingdom rejects any threats,” the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an official it didn’t identify.
Saudi Arabian equities slumped as much as 7 percent Sunday on concern over possible U.S. measures. In an excerpt from an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes”, Trump added pressure on the kingdom, vowing “severe punishment” should the kingdom’s leaders be linked to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. MORE
Driving under the influence -- whether of alcohol or drugs -- continues to be an area of concern. According to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million drivers were arrested in 2016 for driving under the influence of either substance.
The agency also reported that marijuana use among drivers is on the rise -- increasing by 13 percent in the last year.
A new study that was recently published in De Gruyter’s Journal of Drug Policy Analysis explores the increase in driving under the influence of marijuana, as well as possible options available for testing THC levels.
Aiming for safety
As more states across the country legalize marijuana use, the researchers believe it may lead to more instances of people driving high. While there are several risk factors associated with driving under the influence, slowed reaction times and impaired depth perception and spatial judgment are some of the major concerns.
In addition to more stoned drivers, the researchers were interested in finding reliable ways to test drivers’ THC levels should they get pulled over. While breathalyzer tests are the most common -- and accurate -- way to determine a driver’s blood alcohol level, doing the same with weed proves to be more difficult.
The researchers suggested an oral fluid drug test as one such way to measure THC levels. This would involve getting a saliva sample from the driver and analyzing the drug levels. However, the report notes that these tests don’t measure specific levels -- just the presence or absence -- of drugs in the saliva.
An alternative would be a blood test, which would be able to assess how much marijuana is in the bloodstream. However, that would have to be performed by a trained medical professional in a medical facility -- which isn’t realistic for drivers getting pulled over on the side of the road. Additionally, the researchers note that THC levels drop rapidly in the blood, and would therefore pose the same concerns as the oral fluid test. It would be difficult to determine the level of impairment based on a blood test.
One potentially successful method would be a gaze test. The researchers explain in their report that several drugs -- including marijuana -- produce tiny movements in the eyes while the person under the influence attempts to stare straight ahead. While this method is still being tested, many law enforcement officials rely on field sobriety tests, which the researchers say can get tricky, or one of the chemical tests discussed above that may not produce the most accurate results.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington’s $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls.
Now the museum has been forced to admit a painful truth: Technical analysis by a team of German scholars has revealed that at least five of the museum’s 16 scroll fragments are apparent forgeries.
The announcement has serious implications not only for the Bible Museu
Jeffrey Kloha, chief curator for the Museum of the Bible, said in a statement that the revelation is “an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of verifying the authenticity of rare biblical artifacts, the elaborate testing process undertaken and our commitment to transparency.”
The scrolls are a collection of ancient Jewish religious texts first discovered in the mid-1940s in caves on the western shore of the Dead Sea in what is now Israel. The massive cache of Hebrew documents is believed to date back to the days of Jesus. With more than 9,000 documents and 50,000 fragments, the entire collection took decades to fully excavate.
Most of the scrolls and fragments are tightly controlled by the Israeli Antiquities Authority. But around 2002, a wave of new fragments began mysteriously appearing on the market, despite skepticism from Biblical scholars.
The first man died in April 2014. Another died later that month. Then on July 18 of that year, a woman was rushed to a hospital where she was told she was lucky to be alive.
They all went to the same Little Rock, Ark., surgery center for a colonoscopy, among the safest procedures a patient can have. And each stopped breathing soon afterward, court records say, sustaining the same type of brain damage seen in a drowning victim.
What happened at Kanis Endoscopy Center prompted no review by officials in Arkansas, which, like 16 other states, has no mandate to report patient deaths after surgery center care. So no facility oversight authority has examined whether the deaths were a statistical anomaly or cause for alarm.
A Kaiser Health News and USA Today Network investigation found that surgery centers operate under such an uneven mix of rules across U.S. states that fatalities or serious injuries can result in no warning to government officials, much less to potential patients. MORE
One of the top 10 movie openings last weekend has been met with a media blackout. The film is a gripping courtroom drama reminiscent of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" — only this is a true story, and the special victims are the hundreds, if not thousands, of late-term babies that real life Dr. Kermit Gosnell delivered alive and killed in his filthy abortion clinic in Philadelphia.
The movie, "Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer," is meticulously documented and based on actual court transcripts and the grand jury’s report. Mercifully, the screenwriters masterfully convey this grisly tale without actually showing any graphic or gory visuals. The movie closes with dialogue between the detective, played by Dean Cain, and a young reporter that seems to be a sharp challenge from the filmmakers to the media: Don’t ignore this story (and others like it) due to bias on abortion politics.
A similar bias allowed Gosnell to operate with impunity for 30 years with virtually no inspections from the state health department. The grand jury report described Gosnell as a “butcher of women” stating that he “didn’t just kill babies. He was also a deadly threat to mothers.” Two women died at his hands, and countless others were gravely maimed, yet numerous complaints fell on deaf ears. These horrors were eventually discovered only by accident, when the clinic was raided by the FBI and the DEA in a bust of Gosnell’s illegal prescription drug ring. The agents were shocked to find little babies’ bodies “ scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags…. It was a baby charnel house.” Were it not for this, Gosnell would still be “serving” women and snipping babies’ spines at his “Women’s Medical Society” in West Philadelphia.
Tragically, there are other Gosnell-type abortionists operating today with impunity. Much of what Gosnell did illegally is being done legally in other states that do not have Pennsylvania’s 24-week abortion limit. Abortion doctors in Maryland and New Mexico openly advertise late second- and even third-trimester abortions online, and this ugly truth is mostly, inexplicably, ignored by the media.
One such late-term abortion specialist is the notorious LeRoy Carhart. Unlike Gosnell, Carhart was smart enough to evade scrutiny by moving his clinic from Nebraska to Maryland, which has no meaningful limits on third-trimester abortions. Carhart was caught on tape explaining that he injects a poison, Digoxin, into the baby’s heart prior to inducing labor, so that the baby won’t be born alive.
Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh compared the situation involving journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly brutally killed at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, to that of the tragedy of September 11, 2012 at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Limbaugh noted the reluctance of the media and others to question the handling of the situation by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton versus how President Donald Trump will handle the Saudi government regarding the apparent Khashoggi murder.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have a question. I continue to get emails about the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. My question is a really rather simple one: Where was this concern for our ambassador and three other men brutally murdered in Benghazi? Somebody explain that to me? You realize how much attention is being paid to what… Has it been confirmed….? Did something happen since this program began?
Has it been confirmed that Khashoggi was murdered by the 15 hit men from Saudi Arabia? Has it been confirmed? It’s not confirmed? So it’s still likely or thought to be… And the story is that it took him seven minutes to die, that they dismembered him alive, at some point gave him drugs to knock him out, and then they listened to music while they did all of this. And of course until I blew up the theory that the Apple Watch contained the evidence, they were gonna try to make it look like proof existed in the form of audio recordings.
Khashoggi knew what was in store for him and he had finagled his Apple Watch to record the stuff somehow on his iPhone. That is very, very unlikely because of it being technologically impossible, barring just only two exceptions. I would have a tough time believing Khashoggi even knew to do or how to do. But all of this concern. And remember Hillary Clinton, when repeated questions were asked about how in the world four Americans were allowed to be murdered in Benghazi, with no assistance, and Hillary Clinton’s reaction?
(paraphrased) “What difference does it make now?” she said in frustration. Does anybody see a disparity here in proportion? Now, of course, we all understand why. The Democrats seriously believe they have a way of blaming Donald Trump for this. CNN all afternoon has tried to make it look like that Trump knows the Saudis did it and is trying to provide them cover. That’s… It’s despicable! The graphics that they are using to try to make that case. But I think there’s a lot proportionality missing here. Again, I don’t think the media realizes how obvious their subterfuge is to people now.
Forward: Notice how the media, including FAUX NEWS keeps calling Khashoggi an AMERICAN journalist, implying he was a US citizen. HE IS NOT! He is an Arabian, WORKING for an American newspaper! That's a big difference. In my opinion, Khashoggi was an anti-American terrorist supported, and I don't give a hoot that he is dead- and it certainly isn't worth $300 oil! And that's what you are going to get, if Trump falls for this nonsense! Below is a real dead American the media doesn't tell you about!
A shocking racial hate crime has killed a man who lived his life trying to help others, but the details in the case mean there will be no riots, and you probably won’t hear his name mentioned on the national news.
A 55-year-old journalist and volunteer first responder was attacked from behind before being dragged into a parking lot in New Jersey. Then, his assailant stole the man’s car and used it to drive over the victim’s head, leaving him gravely injured.
The assault occurred in May, but the victim remained on life support until his death on Thursday. To make the horrific attack even worse, authorities believe the journalist was targeted and ultimately killed because of his skin color.
Benghazi survivor Kris “Tanto” Paronto had a few choice words for those who have been critical of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Turkey’s Saudi Arabian Embassy.
Addressing his tweet to the “leftist journalists & liberalists” who are angry about the Trump administration’s handling of the situation, Paronto asked, “Where in the hell were you when @BarackObama left 30+ AMERICANS to die in Benghazi Libya including an Ambassador?”
The Washington Post falsely suggested that Georgetown Preparatory School was hiring a new employee to deal with fallout from the Kavanaugh hearings, despite the school directly contradicting WaPo’s report.
Emily Heil reported on October 18 that Georgetown Prep was hiring a director of alumni relations, and wrote that the school posted the advertisement for the position this week. The article further suggested that the school was adding the position because of the news surrounding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Georgetown Prep alum, to the Supreme Court.
However, Heil was informed prior to publication of her article by a spokesperson for Georgetown Prep that the position was posted back in July.
Heil specifically asked spokesperson Patrick Coyle when the alumni director job was posted, according to a copy of the email posted by @AG_Conservative.
From coastlines to big cities, the United States is made up of so many diverse destinations that it's hard to decide which places deserve the distinction of the best in America. That's why U.S. News considered a variety of factors, such as attractions, accommodations and dining options, as well as votes from thousands of travelers, to determine which vacation spots can be considered the best in the U.S. Use this list for your vacation planning, and cast your vote below to have a say in next year's list. Read the rest here
The Hebrew spelling of the city - pronounced Yerushalayim - is the same today.
The name of the city in that form appears only rarely from the period of the second Jewish temple (first century AD) and usually in religious and political contexts, said David Mevorach of the Israel Museum, where the stone is now being exhibited. MORE
A reconstructed Arch of Palmyra, the original of which was the entrance to a temple for Baal in Syria, will reappear in Washington, D.C., as an “improbable” “symbol of peace and resilience,” according to Breaking Israel News.
The original in the Middle East was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015, but it was re-created by the Institute for Digital Archaeology using 3-D printing technology.
The replica of a Roman triumphal arch originally built in Palmyra, Syria, essentially has been on a world tour.
But the arch isn’t just a Roman ruin. It was originally an arch for the Temple of Baal, a pagan god repeatedly mentioned in the Old Testament. The rites of Baal were marked by child sacrifice and ritual prostitution.
BIN reports the organization that re-created the monument says it will be on display in Washington Sept. 26-30.
However, it is The Plain Truth that evolution is nothing but junk science, just as is climate change. And the lies that these scientist spew are often down right laughable. Here is the latest!
A new study says what were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks.
Two years ago, a team of Australian scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were partly a leftover from microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor. The tiny structures were said to be 3.7 billion years old.
But different researchers concluded in a study published Wednesday that the structures were likely not fossils.
The Australian scientists defended their work. In a statement, they said the researchers didn’t take samples from the same places.
In my view, Democrat leaders are secretly (maybe not even very) wishing Trump will be shot by an anarchist. The result would be a civil war!
President William McKinley is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest. The president rose slightly on his toes before collapsing forward, saying “be careful how you tell my wife.”
That's how a bullet from a left winged-anarchist changed history, gave us Teddy Roosevelt, and a new America. In less than 15 years, another anarchist would cause World War 1! The media, the schools and our leaders do not remember history, and you are the loser! What is happening in the streets of America will have disatrous if not stopped!
Leon Czolgosz, a Polish immigrant, grew up in Detroit and had worked as a child laborer in a steel mill. As a young adult, he gravitated toward socialist and anarchist ideology. He claimed to have killed McKinley because he was the head of what Czolgosz thought was a corrupt government. Czolgosz was convicted and executed in an electric chair on October 29, 1901. The unrepentant killer’s last words were “I killed the president because he was the enemy of the good people—the working people.” His electrocution was allegedly filmed by Thomas Edison.
Labor unions, leftist, and Democrats have always been the breeding grounds for anarchist. They never came out of the Republican party or independents! This is not a diatribe against unions, as unions were necessary to protect Americans from the robber barons that were exploiting the poor, and especially children. And in the past, most Democrats were patriots! But liberal leftist ideology promotes anarchy, and anarchy breeds death!
The Federal Reserve is an enemy of the people of the United States. It is a corrupt, globalist organization that has stolen more wealth from the American middle-class than any other single entity. The Fed, not George Bush, caused the single most worst economic collapse in history in the early 2000's when they raised interest rates some 40 times in a few short years, while oil and gasoline prices were skyrocketing. They did to to elect a democrat. When Obama was elected president, they lowered interest rates to ZERO and never once raise them in an unprecedented eight year span! Now that the enemy of globalist is in the White House, the Fed is back raising interest rates again, hoping for a certain collapse, which again will elect democrats. Ron Paul was right, the FED needs to be abolished!
The economic recovery is chugging along almost as fast as ever, but, beneath the surface, the best recession predictor we have is starting to flash yellow.
That indicator is the difference between interest rates on 10-year Treasury bonds and two-year ones. Now, the reason it tells us so much is that long-term rates show us what markets think short-term ones will average over that time, plus a little extra to make up for the risk that inflation ends up being higher than expected. So when long-term rates are lower than short-term ones — what's known as an inverted yield curve — it means that investors think short-term rates will be lower in the future than they are today. And why would that be? The only reason is if the Federal Reserve is going to have to cut them to fight a recession.